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Title: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 10, 2020, 09:07:02 AM

Welcome to the 44th edition of The Diner!


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*turns on neon sign, makes sure all the tables are set up, and ready to go*

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Respect your fellow posters.

Now......get to posting, and having fun!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 10, 2020, 12:06:20 PM
Hello, New Diner!

I found my way here, a bit late.   :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 10, 2020, 12:18:34 PM
Garçon! A cold Heineken and some olives, please!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 10, 2020, 12:43:31 PM
Yay!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 10, 2020, 12:50:06 PM
As a matter of fact, Jonn just posted in Go West.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 10, 2020, 12:52:01 PM
Garçon! A cold Heineken and some olives, please!


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Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 10, 2020, 12:55:47 PM
Yay!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 10, 2020, 01:06:36 PM
ah, a happy customer!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 10, 2020, 01:20:34 PM

Here's to a new, joyful Diner!

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 10, 2020, 01:20:53 PM
As a matter of fact, Jonn just posted in Go West.

Good.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 10, 2020, 01:21:09 PM

We spent a pleasant, balmy evening. Time for a DVD now.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 10, 2020, 01:39:25 PM
Better balmy than barmy.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 10, 2020, 01:39:30 PM
Hello new diner! Any new customers? :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 10, 2020, 01:39:47 PM
Hey Sara!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 10, 2020, 02:09:44 PM
As a matter of fact, Jonn just posted in Go West.

Good he's still around.  I guess he went west.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 10, 2020, 02:13:32 PM

(https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/0c/ec/30/37/beer-and-olives.jpg)

I never used to like olives much, but have been eating them lately on my salads, when they come on the salads.  I seem to have developed a taste for them, and now find them pretty good.  They do have a salty taste, not quite what I expected.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 10, 2020, 02:14:44 PM
Hi, Sara, Ingy, Elena.

Hi, Fritz.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 10, 2020, 02:33:40 PM
Happy Page Two!  ;)

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 10, 2020, 04:06:13 PM
Evening diners!

;D

It's good when the work day is over!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 10, 2020, 04:15:45 PM
Better balmy than barmy.

Yes.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 10, 2020, 04:16:26 PM
Happy Page Two!  ;)

LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 10, 2020, 04:22:07 PM
Hello Ingy! 
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 10, 2020, 04:31:07 PM

we watched another of Sara's DVDs with gay-themed movies

"Yossi"

Really nice.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 10, 2020, 04:34:18 PM
Sara has really been bringing you up to speed on the gay movies.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 10, 2020, 04:37:09 PM

Yes indeed. So far, we've seen 6 of the seven movies she sent us.  :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 10, 2020, 04:42:17 PM

Bedtime for us.

Good night, Diner friends.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 10, 2020, 04:44:12 PM
sleep well, Ingster!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 10, 2020, 04:54:22 PM
Our local NBC station is showing the national news at 6:30, possibly due to pro football pregame show at 7.

Unusual.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 10, 2020, 04:55:49 PM
Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Ingsardiniaanmatkalla!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 10, 2020, 04:56:32 PM
sleep well, Ingster!

you too, Chuckster!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 10, 2020, 04:57:07 PM
Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Ingsardiniaanmatkalla!

Ihr auch, Fritzearlarlingtondarlings!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 10, 2020, 06:01:41 PM
Our local NBC station is showing the national news at 6:30, possibly due to pro football pregame show at 7.

Unusual.

Probably.  I saw NBC News at 6:30, and football seemed to be coming on right afterwards.

Have been putting laundry away, and other chores.  Now the CNN Thursday Night Coronavirus Town Hall is starting, at 8 PM.  So this is just a peek from me.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2020, 06:10:53 PM
Hello all. I was sick all day yesterday, and helped Lilia with school, but was in bed the rest of the day. I was better today. I helped with school again today and got Lilia finished early as they left to go camping till Saturday. So I had half of today and all day tomorrow free, and part of the day Saturday.

We got about ½" of rain Tuesday night Wednesday morning and last night. It got down to 41° last night and up to only 55° today with heavy cloudiness.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2020, 06:12:56 PM
Hi Debbie.
Hey Fritz :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* when you come in.
Hiya Chuck.
Hello Jenny.

Greetings to Ingy , Sara and Elena when they come in in the morning, and Tony a little later this evening.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 10, 2020, 06:35:40 PM
Hello Auntie!

Glad you're feeling better
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 10, 2020, 06:36:11 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Darn, hope you're feeling better.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 10, 2020, 06:46:40 PM
Hello all. I was sick all day yesterday, and helped Lilia with school, but was in bed the rest of the day. I was better today. I helped with school again today and got Lilia finished early as they left to go camping till Saturday. So I had half of today and all day tomorrow free, and part of the day Saturday.

We got about ½" of rain Tuesday night Wednesday morning and last night. It got down to 41° last night and up to only 55° today with heavy cloudiness.

Hi, Linda.  I'm sorry you were sick, glad you're feeling better now.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 10, 2020, 07:09:31 PM
Hello everybody

I've found it difficult to read and post on the forum the last few nights, so I didn't try last night.  I started reading Behrouz Boochani's No Friend But The Mountains which I've had on the shelf for some time.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 10, 2020, 07:11:25 PM
Hello Linda

Glad you're feeling better and that you have some free time to rest and relax..
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 10, 2020, 07:14:24 PM
Hey Tony!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 10, 2020, 07:22:41 PM
Hello Tony.  Good to see you!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 10, 2020, 07:23:54 PM
Hello Ingy

Lots of good things going on for you.

Buon viaggio in Sardegna !

I remember after a three day wedding celebration in a village in Khon Kaen in Thailand, it was suggested we "go for a walk in the mountains". It turned out to be a hike up Phu Kradeung in Loei.

We agreed to have our backpacks carried up by porters. The path from the entrance to the national park looked like a gradual slope, but we turned a corner and found it was almost vertical all the way to the flat top. After three days of partying, we were not very fit, so we took frequent breaks. There were soft drink and noodle stalls at frequent intervals. We were passed all the time by porters including many women carrying hikers' baggage, but also supplies of gas for cooking, ice and food for the stalls, camping and accommodation facilities on the top of the mountain.

There were also katoey (ladyboys) in high heels running up and down the steep rocky trail.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2020, 07:27:48 PM
Hello Auntie!

Glad you're feeling better

Hiya, Chuck. I'm really glad as well. I was so miserable yesterday.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2020, 07:28:26 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Darn, hope you're feeling better.



Yes, much better, Fritz, thanks.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2020, 07:30:35 PM
Hi, Linda.  I'm sorry you were sick, glad you're feeling better now.

Thanks Debbie. Me too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2020, 07:39:34 PM
Hello Linda

Glad you're feeling better and that you have some free time to rest and relax..

Hi Tony. I'm glad you got to some reading. I'm rereading DUNE first in anticipation of the new movie coming out, and probably the following books afterwards.

Thanks, I'm glad to be feeling better as well. I was miserable yesterday. I'm glad to have the next couple of days off.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 10, 2020, 07:54:25 PM
and now you get a much deserved break!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 10, 2020, 07:56:37 PM
That timing really works out well, Linda, that you have some time by yourself now, to recover and recoup, and get back to feeling rested.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2020, 08:25:20 PM
and now you get a much deserved break!!

Definitely, and loving it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2020, 08:26:56 PM
That timing really works out well, Linda, that you have some time by yourself now, to recover and recoup, and get back to feeling rested.

Yes it did. I'm going to go get a haircut early in the morning, but that is all I'm going to do tomorrow. The rest if the day will be reading and crocheting.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 10, 2020, 08:37:25 PM
Yes it did. I'm going to go get a haircut early in the morning, but that is all I'm going to do tomorrow. The rest if the day will be reading and crocheting.

Sounds good.   :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 10, 2020, 08:53:16 PM
Yes it did. I'm going to go get a haircut early in the morning, but that is all I'm going to do tomorrow. The rest if the day will be reading and crocheting.

I'm feeling more comfortable after Phong give me a haircut.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 10, 2020, 08:55:26 PM
Good night, Fritz, Chuck, Linda.  And anyone else who's around.

See you sometime tomorrow.

Oh, it did rain here quite a bit in the late afternoon or early evening, so I was glad I hadn't gone to Target.  One of these days. 
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 10, 2020, 08:56:26 PM
Oh, hi, Tony, have a good rest of your day.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2020, 09:02:04 PM
I'm feeling more comfortable after Phong give me a haircut.

I'm going to feel more comfortable tomorrow as well,  after i get a haircut!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 10, 2020, 09:15:19 PM
I need a haircut too. I was just filling out estimated Federal and Virginia tax payments for Earl and me, but I won't mail them until the 15th. Just getting them ready.

G'nite Debbie, I'll be seeing Earl tomorrow, whether Louise goes or not depends on how her hip is doing. Her husband might go along too. I know Earl would like to see them. The weather should be good.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 10, 2020, 09:17:40 PM
Have a good visit with Earl, if I don't see you before you leave, Fritz.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 10, 2020, 09:18:47 PM
Oh I should be around, it's not till 2 pm.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 10, 2020, 09:24:14 PM
Oh I should be around, it's not till 2 pm.

Okay, then.  Heading out now, to bed.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 01:00:25 AM

Bonjour! Sunny morning here. We'll leave the house at 2'15 pm, we must be at Basel airport at 4'30 pm.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 01:01:00 AM
I was sick all day yesterday, and helped Lilia with school, but was in bed the rest of the day. I was better today. I helped with school again today and got Lilia finished early as they left to go camping till Saturday. So I had half of today and all day tomorrow free, and part of the day Saturday.

(((Lindalita)))

Get better quickly!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 01:01:28 AM
Greetings to Ingy , Sara and Elena when they come in in the morning, and Tony a little later this evening.

Fond greetings right back atcha.

 :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 01:02:04 AM
Hello Ingy

Lots of good things going on for you.

Buona viaggio in Sardegna !

Grazie mille, Tony!

 :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 01:02:49 AM
I remember after a three day wedding celebration in a village in Khon Kaen in Thailand, it was suggested we "go for a walk in the mountains". It turned out to be a hike up Phu Kradeung in Loei.

We agreed to have our backpacks carried up by porters. The path from the entrance to the national park looked like a gradual slope, but we turned a corner and found it was almost vertical all the way to the flat top. After three days of partying, we were not very fit, so we took frequent breaks. There were soft drink and noodle stalls at frequent intervals. We were passed all the time by porters including many women carrying hikers' baggage, but also supplies of gas for cooking, ice and food for the stalls, camping and accommodation facilities on the top of the mountain.

There were also katoey (ladyboys) in high heels running up and down the steep rocky trail.


Sounds like a real adventure.

I must look up that place.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 01:03:11 AM
I was so miserable yesterday.

More hugs for you!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 01:03:33 AM
I'm feeling more comfortable after Phong give me a haircut.

 ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 11, 2020, 02:30:18 AM
Bonjour! Sunny morning here. We'll leave the house at 2'15 pm, we must be at Basel airport at 4'30 pm.

Buon viaggio e felici vacanze! xxxx
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 11, 2020, 02:33:19 AM
Hi Debbie.
Hey Fritz :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* when you come in.
Hiya Chuck.
Hello Jenny.

Greetings to Ingy , Sara and Elena when they come in in the morning, and Tony a little later this evening.

Hope you stay better, Linda. :-*
 I had an uncomfortable evening/night with tummy pain, but seem to be ok this morning.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 11, 2020, 02:37:26 AM
we watched another of Sara's DVDs with gay-themed movies

"Yossi"

Really nice.

I like it a lot. Quite low key, but very touching. I was a little sad that Ohad was not as beautiful as he was in The Bubble and Y and J, but that fits in with the theme of the film.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 11, 2020, 02:38:03 AM
Sara has really been bringing you up to speed on the gay movies.

My mission in life!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 03:41:10 AM
Buon viaggio e felici vacanze! xxxx

grazie, cara xxxx
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 03:41:43 AM
I like it a lot. Quite low key, but very touching. I was a little sad that Ohad was not as beautiful as he was in The Bubble and Y and J, but that fits in with the theme of the film.

Yes indeed.

But the young men is very beautiful. And he's got a divine body.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 03:41:59 AM
My mission in life!

oh!

 ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 03:42:11 AM

It's splendid and hot here in Germany.

Alas, the forecast for the first two days in Italy is pretty depressing: rain and t'storms.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 11, 2020, 04:58:12 AM
Yes indeed.

But the young men is very beautiful. And he's got a divine body.

Very true! And a sweet nature too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 05:25:29 AM

I agree.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 05:25:50 AM

Heading for the airport soon - see you again on Monday 21 or Tuesday 22.

LOVE!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2020, 05:29:15 AM
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Happy Birthday Nancy - wishing you a great day and an even better year!

 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 07:43:52 AM
Moin moin Ingleinchen und schöne Sardinienreise!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 07:44:33 AM
Hey y'all, cloudy and still very damp from yesterday's rains. Mild but muggy.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 07:46:06 AM
HAPPY BOITDAY
NANCY
DAWLIN HAWT!!!!


Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 11, 2020, 07:52:16 AM
Hope you stay better, Linda. :-*
 I had an uncomfortable evening/night with tummy pain, but seem to be ok this morning.

Oh dear, Sara. Has your consultation with a doctor been lined up yet ?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 11, 2020, 07:54:24 AM
Happy Birthday, Nancy, and a happy year ahead.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 08:01:41 AM
Good morning Diners!

I hope you're doing well, Sara, I hope that you're feeling better.

Safe travels Ingy!


I'm still in training, it's morning break time, so I have a few minutes to catch up here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 08:03:41 AM
Hey Chuck!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 10:28:02 AM
Hey y'all, cloudy and still very damp from yesterday's rains. Mild but muggy.

Good afternoon, Chuck and Fritz.  I've been working downstairs on bills and paperwork in the kitchen, so didn't make it here in time to say Good Morning.

It's muggy and damp here too.  I even thought my trash bags had blown around, but when I went outside, I saw that some animal had dragged them around, torn a hole in one, and taken some bread out.  So I put all that in another bag, just in time for the trash pickup.

And I wrote out a bill and got it in the box just before the mailman came down the other side of the street.  Have to go back out now to check for incoming mail.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 11, 2020, 10:30:32 AM
Oh dear, Sara. Has your consultation with a doctor been lined up yet ?

I haven’t heard yet, but the doctor said I should hear within 2 weeks, and it’s not that yet. Still not feeling too good, but I will go to choir practice later, which will cheer me up.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 10:30:51 AM
Fritz, have a good visit with Earl today.  I hope the other neighbors can join you, too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 10:37:03 AM
Hey Sara!

Hey Debbie! Still looking iffy that they might come along, I rather doubt they will, but we'll see.

A doctor friend of Earl's, the one who used to visit us every so often, is trying to get a medical exception to visit him in person, I hope he's successful. He'll be in DC over the weekend.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 11, 2020, 10:37:13 AM
WISHING YOU A VERY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
NANCY XX
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 10:56:14 AM

A doctor friend of Earl's, the one who used to visit us every so often, is trying to get a medical exception to visit him in person, I hope he's successful. He'll be in DC over the weekend.

That would be nice if he could.  Another person Earl would trust.

Hi, Sara.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Jenny on September 11, 2020, 10:56:54 AM
Hope you feel better today and from now on, Sara, and that you enjoy your rehearsal. :) I hope your consultation comes through soon, too.

Hello, Debbie. :) Yep, it's disgustingly humid and overcast here, too, though no rain here yet today. The thunderstorms yesterday must have been quite far off, as we heard a few rumbles but nothing else. We did get quite a bit of rain, though. The periodontal visit was interesting, as the dentist proceeded to say the exact opposite of what he'd said before: he has plenty of space to move my lower jaw further forward, and he thinks it possible I can do without CPAP after all. Now I have to call the sleep doctor back and tell him what's going on, though I will set up the CPAP with the new mask and try both out together to see if it improves things. Sheesh!

Hi Fritz. :) I hope all goes well for you and Earl today. Are you visiting with him today? I thought it was Sunday. My best to Louise as well. I hope her hip is better soon.

Hello Chuck. I hope the training went well and that you did get something out of it. TGIF!

Good to see you again, Tony. :)

 
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 11:02:43 AM
Hey Jenny, yes, this afternoon. I haven't tried for a weekend, I don't know whether they'd have extra personnel to wheel him around. Probably they would, but I just never asked for a reservation then.

It's looking like Louise won't be able to attend. One of her cats is sick, and her husband had to bring it to the vet.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Jenny on September 11, 2020, 11:06:08 AM
Happy Birthday, Nancy! Hope you have a wonderful day and treat yourself to a celebration!

May the year ahead bring better times to you and all of us!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 11:32:20 AM

Hello, Debbie. :) Yep, it's disgustingly humid and overcast here, too, though no rain here yet today. The thunderstorms yesterday must have been quite far off, as we heard a few rumbles but nothing else. We did get quite a bit of rain, though. The periodontal visit was interesting, as the dentist proceeded to say the exact opposite of what he'd said before: he has plenty of space to move my lower jaw further forward, and he thinks it possible I can do without CPAP after all. Now I have to call the sleep doctor back and tell him what's going on, though I will set up the CPAP with the new mask and try both out together to see if it improves things. Sheesh!

Good afternoon, Jenny.  And good luck with all those involvements and counter-involvements with the dentist and the sleep doctor, and the CPAP.  Sounds quite complicated!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 12:53:52 PM
Had a reasonably good visit with Earl, just some ranting about what a hellhole the place is. He's used worse terms to describe the place. The catheter is out, but he couldn't remember whether he was able to urinate on his own. Hope he can.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 11, 2020, 01:21:35 PM
Hope you feel better today and from now on, Sara, and that you enjoy your rehearsal. :) I hope your consultation comes through soon, too.

Hello, Debbie. :) Yep, it's disgustingly humid and overcast here, too, though no rain here yet today. The thunderstorms yesterday must have been quite far off, as we heard a few rumbles but nothing else. We did get quite a bit of rain, though. The periodontal visit was interesting, as the dentist proceeded to say the exact opposite of what he'd said before: he has plenty of space to move my lower jaw further forward, and he thinks it possible I can do without CPAP after all. Now I have to call the sleep doctor back and tell him what's going on, though I will set up the CPAP with the new mask and try both out together to see if it improves things. Sheesh!

Hi Fritz. :) I hope all goes well for you and Earl today. Are you visiting with him today? I thought it was Sunday. My best to Louise as well. I hope her hip is better soon.

Hello Chuck. I hope the training went well and that you did get something out of it. TGIF!

Good to see you again, Tony. :)

Thanks, Jenny. I did enjoy the rehearsal, and it seems there’s no imminent likelihood of stopping, though who knows? There are 19 of us at the moment, which is quite big, but Nick doesn’t want to split us up to do alternate services - I don’t think that would work very well. There’s no problem with space, it’s just whether we will still be allowed to sing at all.

I do hope your jaw problems will work out.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 03:32:45 PM
Had a reasonably good visit with Earl, just some ranting about what a hellhole the place is. He's used worse terms to describe the place. The catheter is out, but he couldn't remember whether he was able to urinate on his own. Hope he can.

Good that you were able to see him, despite the ranting.

Do you actually agree with him that it's more of a hellhole than The Virginian was?  Or would he say that about any place where he's kept involuntarily?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 03:52:04 PM
Good that you were able to see him, despite the ranting.

Do you actually agree with him that it's more of a hellhole than The Virginian was?  Or would he say that about any place where he's kept involuntarily?

He said the same about The Virginian, he'd say pretty much the same about any place but home. Though if he were home and were having the same problems, and not be able to get to his computer, he'd find fault with being home.

I was curiously tired, and napped on the couch a little bit.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 04:07:25 PM
Not curious, it's probably tiring getting ready and going for your visits.  Good to nap afterwards!

That's mostly what I thought, Earl would complain about being anywhere away, but he still needs the help that he's getting at the rehab center.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 04:09:24 PM
Maybe it's my imagination, but he looked every so slightly more fit. Hope he improves.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 04:32:33 PM
Maybe it's my imagination, but he looked every so slightly more fit. Hope he improves.

Oh, maybe some of the exercises he's doing are helping.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 04:58:42 PM
I hope. Just talked with him, he thought the visit was yesterday. But he's completely lost all sense of time.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 05:19:42 PM
Evening Diners!

Work was busy, but I got everything done!   Had dinner, and went to get groceries.  Now, to rest.  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 05:22:14 PM
Bonjour! Sunny morning here. We'll leave the house at 2'15 pm, we must be at Basel airport at 4'30 pm.


Safe travels Ingy!   Have a great trip!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 05:28:33 PM
There were also katoey (ladyboys) in high heels running up and down the steep rocky trail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeCUqh0EFGg
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 05:30:36 PM
I haven’t heard yet, but the doctor said I should hear within 2 weeks, and it’s not that yet. Still not feeling too good, but I will go to choir practice later, which will cheer me up.

I hope you hear sooner, rather than later.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 05:31:18 PM
A doctor friend of Earl's, the one who used to visit us every so often, is trying to get a medical exception to visit him in person, I hope he's successful. He'll be in DC over the weekend.


Oh, that would be good!   A 2nd opinion from a 3rd party.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 05:32:08 PM

Oh, that would be good!   A 2nd opinion from a 3rd party.

Oh yes, it really would be.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 05:32:45 PM
Hello Chuck. I hope the training went well and that you did get something out of it. TGIF!


Hello Jenny!

Yes, I got something out of it, so that's always a plus!  It's a new system we'll be using for the booking process of our loans/lines of credit, so i've been paying close attention so I'll know what I have to do for my part.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 05:33:54 PM
Maybe it's my imagination, but he looked every so slightly more fit. Hope he improves.


*fingers crossed for continued improvement*
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 06:26:16 PM
I'll be watching this at 8:46 Eastern, a memorial interfaith prayer service for 9-11 at the Grotto at Notre Dame.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/lxuyLxGOU20

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 06:35:37 PM
Evening Diners!

Work was busy, but I got everything done!   Had dinner, and went to get groceries.  Now, to rest.  ;D

Good that your class, and work, and shopping are all done.  Hooray for Friday night, Chuck.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 06:37:17 PM
Evening Fritz and Debs!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 11, 2020, 06:49:31 PM
I hope things continue to improve for Earl, Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* I know it's hard and tiring for you. If Louise and her husband had been there, would he have complained about the place?

It only got up to about 70 today and now it's clouded over again. It's going to get hotter again. They came about the  AC and it is a leaking coil, so they have to order it. The part is still under warranty but he has to pay for the labor to install it and of course to replace the freon. The bad part about this whole thing is that the unit is only THREE YEARS OLD!!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 06:51:48 PM
Hiya Auntie!  :)

Three years old is really soon to be experiencing faulty parts.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 11, 2020, 06:52:48 PM
Evening Fritz and Debs!

Hiya Chuck! I read about your day and am glad the week is over for you and that you got all the things done this evening. I did more today than I was going to, which is usually the case, but I've been home for for a lot of hours but did get groceries, so I'm good for awhile. Also got my hair cut.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 11, 2020, 06:53:39 PM
Hiya Auntie!  :)

Three years old is really soon to be experiencing faulty parts.

It definitely is, Chuck. They just make sh*t stuff now. The AC we had at the house in Boerne lasted 17 years.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 11, 2020, 06:56:45 PM
Hi Debbie. I hope you had a good day. It sounds like you got some things done. My day and this evening are uneventful.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 11, 2020, 07:05:02 PM


Hello, Debbie. :) Yep, it's disgustingly humid and overcast here, too, though no rain here yet today. The thunderstorms yesterday must have been quite far off, as we heard a few rumbles but nothing else. We did get quite a bit of rain, though. The periodontal visit was interesting, as the dentist proceeded to say the exact opposite of what he'd said before: he has plenty of space to move my lower jaw further forward, and he thinks it possible I can do without CPAP after all. Now I have to call the sleep doctor back and tell him what's going on, though I will set up the CPAP with the new mask and try both out together to see if it improves things. Sheesh!


Good to see you again, Tony. :)

Hello Jenny.

Your dentist is very confusing ! Would you consider getting a second opinion ?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 11, 2020, 07:08:16 PM
Had a reasonably good visit with Earl, just some ranting about what a hellhole the place is. He's used worse terms to describe the place. The catheter is out, but he couldn't remember whether he was able to urinate on his own. Hope he can.

Hello Fritz

Poor Earl !
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 07:09:27 PM
I hope things continue to improve for Earl, Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* I know it's hard and tiring for you. If Louise and her husband had been there, would he have complained about the place?

It only got up to about 70 today and now it's clouded over again. It's going to get hotter again. They came about the  AC and it is a leaking coil, so they have to order it. The part is still under warranty but he has to pay for the labor to install it and of course to replace the freon. The bad part about this whole thing is that the unit is only THREE YEARS OLD!!!

Hi, Linda.  Good to see you tonight.

I'm sorry that the part has to be ordered, so you'll have to wait for it when it gets hotter again.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 11, 2020, 07:10:34 PM
He said the same about The Virginian, he'd say pretty much the same about any place but home. Though if he were home and were having the same problems, and not be able to get to his computer, he'd find fault with being home.

I was curiously tired, and napped on the couch a little bit.

I'm not surprised. You are actually working hard, Fritz.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 07:15:02 PM
I hope things continue to improve for Earl, Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* I know it's hard and tiring for you. If Louise and her husband had been there, would he have complained about the place?

It only got up to about 70 today and now it's clouded over again. It's going to get hotter again. They came about the  AC and it is a leaking coil, so they have to order it. The part is still under warranty but he has to pay for the labor to install it and of course to replace the freon. The bad part about this whole thing is that the unit is only THREE YEARS OLD!!!

Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hard to say, but he does tone it down a bit when other people are present.

Yikes about the A/C!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 07:15:40 PM
Hey Tony!

Thank you.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 07:16:30 PM
Hi Debbie. I hope you had a good day. It sounds like you got some things done. My day and this evening are uneventful.

Yes, it's been a good day for getting necessary things done, and then I also did some puzzles.  Right now working on a crossword online.

It's early, but I started getting a headache.  I may lie down for a while, but come back here to the computer later.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 11, 2020, 07:16:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeCUqh0EFGg
;)

It was amazing to see the katoey gamboling so happily down the steep, rocky mountain track on Phu Kradeung.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 11, 2020, 07:19:43 PM
I hope things continue to improve for Earl, Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* I know it's hard and tiring for you. If Louise and her husband had been there, would he have complained about the place?

It only got up to about 70 today and now it's clouded over again. It's going to get hotter again. They came about the  AC and it is a leaking coil, so they have to order it. The part is still under warranty but he has to pay for the labor to install it and of course to replace the freon. The bad part about this whole thing is that the unit is only THREE YEARS OLD!!!

Hello Linda

That's just not good enough.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 11, 2020, 07:21:00 PM
Hi, Linda.  Good to see you tonight.

I'm sorry that the part has to be ordered, so you'll have to wait for it when it gets hotter again.


Yeah, I'm not looking forward to it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 11, 2020, 07:23:21 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hard to say, but he does tone it down a bit when other people are present.

Yikes about the A/C!



Well that's good that he tones it down when others are present. Yes, I think it's just criminal that large items like this are so shoddily made, especially for the price you have to pay for them.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 11, 2020, 07:32:32 PM
Hello Linda

That's just not good enough

Hi Tony.
I know, it really is ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 07:46:25 PM
Finished the crossword, so I'm going in the bedroom for a while.  Should be back about 10:30.

Good night to anyone who leaves before I get back.

Hi, Tony.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 08:04:46 PM
Hiya Chuck! I read about your day and am glad the week is over for you and that you got all the things done this evening. I did more today than I was going to, which is usually the case, but I've been home for for a lot of hours but did get groceries, so I'm good for awhile. Also got my hair cut.


Auntie looking all purdy now!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 08:06:00 PM
It definitely is, Chuck. They just make sh*t stuff now. The AC we had at the house in Boerne lasted 17 years.

If I'm remembering correctly, my parents had the same refrigerator for about 25 years.  It was given to them as a wedding gift, and it was slightly used and cleaned up for them.

:laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 08:07:32 PM
Yes, it's been a good day for getting necessary things done, and then I also did some puzzles.  Right now working on a crossword online.

It's early, but I started getting a headache.  I may lie down for a while, but come back here to the computer later.


Hope you're feeling better by now.   I did a Penny Dell online crossword today not long ago.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 08:11:40 PM
;)

It was amazing to see the katoey gamboling so happily down the steep, rocky mountain track on Phu Kradeung.


I'm lucky I don't trip over my own feet while I'm walking.  LOL   I can't imagine gamboling down a steep mountain trail in heels.

Oh, regarding the video, that's a clip from season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race.  Gia Gunn (the one who was saying 'ladyboy') is Japanese-American.  I guess "lady boy" is a common term.

The one making comments about her is the eventual winner of season 6,  Bianca Del Rio.   She calls herself an 'insult comedy queen', and I think she's hysterical!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 11, 2020, 08:39:05 PM
My mother and I bought identical refrigerators in 1976 a few months apart. My first home and she was moving to an apartment. We got rid of hers when she died in 2006 and I sent mine to scrap when I moved to NZ in 2010. I bought a new one here in 2010, fingers crossed no problems, hope it lasts me out.
There is  a Fujitsu heat pump (same as aircon but I have only used it to cool house2 or 3 tines while it heats every night from at least May to Oct/Nov) that was in the house when I bought it 10 years ago so I am not sure how old it but guessing at least 12 years. I have had it serviced/cleaned twice but still going strong
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 08:46:01 PM
If I'm remembering correctly, my parents had the same refrigerator for about 25 years.  It was given to them as a wedding gift, and it was slightly used and cleaned up for them.

:laugh:

Good evening, Chuck.  I'm back from a nap, feeling somewhat better although I didn't actually sleep.  But quiet rest helped.

Was just thinking about my refrigerator, so it's funny you mentioned your parents'.    I had to buy a new one when I moved into this house in 1994, because the old one thawed all the frozen foods  ::) but I've had the same one now, ever since.  I hope 25 years isn't the lifespan, but so far it's still going strong.  I remember my mother advising me not to buy a new one (even 10 years ago) because the newer ones didn't work as well.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 08:47:00 PM
My mother and I bought identical refrigerators in 1976 a few months apart. My first home and she was moving to an apartment. We got rid of hers when she died in 2006 and I sent mine to scrap when I moved to NZ in 2010. I bought a new one here in 2010, fingers crossed no problems, hope it lasts me out.
There is  a Fujitsu heat pump (same as aircon but I have only used it to cool house2 or 3 tines while it heats every night from at least May to Oct/Nov) that was in the house when I bought it 10 years ago so I am not sure how old it but guessing at least 12 years. I have had it serviced/cleaned twice but still going strong


Some things are still built to last.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 08:48:19 PM
Good evening, Chuck.  I'm back from a nap, feeling somewhat better although I didn't actually sleep.  But quiet rest helped.

Was just thinking about my refrigerator, so it's funny you mentioned your parents'.    I had to buy a new one when I moved into this house in 1994, because the old one thawed all the frozen foods  ::) but I've had the same one now, ever since.  I hope 25 years isn't the lifespan, but so far it's still going strong.  I remember my mother advising me not to buy a new one (even 10 years ago) because the newer ones didn't work as well.


Another one built to last!  :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 08:49:46 PM

Hope you're feeling better by now.   I did a Penny Dell online crossword today not long ago.

Yes, thanks, a lot better by now, Chuck.

I'm glad you've found crosswords to do online.  Penny Dell publishes the puzzle books that puzzle friend and I work on (or used to), although my subscription is for a different one of their magazines that doesn't have crosswords.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 09:05:45 PM
Penny Dell has been around for a long time!  I can remember stocking them on the magazine rack when I worked in the supermarket in the late 80s.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 09:24:00 PM
Penny Dell has been around for a long time!  I can remember stocking them on the magazine rack when I worked in the supermarket in the late 80s.

I'm sure my mother had their mail order subscriptions going back that far, too.

From what I remember, they used to have Penny Press, and Dell Magazine, with slightly different types of puzzles (for example, Penny Press may have been more of the word games, which my mother preferred).  They were related but separate, and then at some point I think they combined everything, so that their order blanks for subscriptions have everything all listed together.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 11, 2020, 09:52:51 PM

Auntie looking all purdy now!

Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say this, but at least my hair is shorter.  :-X :P :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2020, 09:53:28 PM
It's possible, I can remember the supermarket had quite a bit of the puzzle books stocked.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2020, 10:01:28 PM
G'nite y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 11, 2020, 10:02:00 PM
Well, now I guess it's good night, everyone.

Linda and Fritz, I have the ND game on my schedule for tomorrow.

Linda, bring leprechauns!   :D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 07:55:13 AM
Hey y'all, cloudy mild and drizzly here, not sure how long the rain will last.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 08:02:17 AM
Good morning Diners!

:)

How is everyone?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 08:23:06 AM
Hey Chuck!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 09:22:06 AM
Hiya Fritzie!   Keeping busy?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 09:34:29 AM
Not particularly! Trying to get in touch with Earl, but the staff there seems to be very short-handed and busy.

Earl's doctor friend is still trying to visit him, and he may drop by here later on this afternoon.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 09:37:40 AM
Hey y'all, cloudy mild and drizzly here, not sure how long the rain will last.

Good morning, Fritz!  Not raining here, but I haven't been out yet.

Good morning, Chuck!

Still have to get some breakfast.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 09:41:54 AM
Not particularly! Trying to get in touch with Earl, but the staff there seems to be very short-handed and busy.

Earl's doctor friend is still trying to visit him, and he may drop by here later on this afternoon.

Oh, please keep us posted on that.  Was he able to get the exemption?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 09:42:47 AM
Hello Debs, how are you today?


Had a sleep in, then did some straightening up around the apartment, a work out, and now I'm catching up here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 09:50:21 AM
Oh, please keep us posted on that.  Was he able to get the exemption?

Don't know yet, hope to find out more when he visits. I imagine it's complicated due to CV. I was just able to talk with Earl.

Hey Debbie! It looks like the rain's over here today, but there will be more tomorrow.



Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 10:20:58 AM
I hope he gets the exemption!  Was Earl sedate today, or combative?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 10:30:51 AM
Pretty calm overall, so that was good. But I never know in advance quite which side of him will answer, and that gives me a knot in my stomach each time I call.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 10:54:40 AM
Pretty calm overall, so that was good. But I never know in advance quite which side of him will answer, and that gives me a knot in my stomach each time I call.


Yeah, I can imagine that would be pretty stressful.   and I'm sure that when he's combative, it's unpleasant.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 10:56:31 AM
So true.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 11:15:52 AM
Earl's doctor friend won't be able to make it this afternoon, he hopes to drop by tomorrow on his way back home. He lives in Thurmont MD, north of Frederick.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 11:25:53 AM
Hello Debs, how are you today?


Had a sleep in, then did some straightening up around the apartment, a work out, and now I'm catching up here.

I'm doing well now, Chuck, thanks. 

After breakfast (a very late breakfast), I was down getting my lunch salad ready, so I can just run down and grab it during a commercial in the first part of the ND game.

Had about two-thirds of a large garden salad leftover, so mixed up a 6 oz can of chunk white tuna (adding a little ketchup, Russian dressing, and black pepper to the tuna mix) and put that on top of the salad (after putting some Italian dressing on the actual salad greens).  Added a few Texas Toast croutons to that, and put it all back in the frig until I'm ready for actual lunch.

Fritz, it seems like this would be a nice fall-ish day for a football game, but we'll have to see what it's like during COVID.  I'm actually surprised that they're playing at all, and not sure they should be.....
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 11:27:31 AM
Pretty calm overall, so that was good. But I never know in advance quite which side of him will answer, and that gives me a knot in my stomach each time I call.

((((Fritz))))

Oh, that's so difficult to deal with.   :(

You are showing such patience.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 11:29:31 AM
Earl's doctor friend won't be able to make it this afternoon, he hopes to drop by tomorrow on his way back home. He lives in Thurmont MD, north of Frederick.

Ah, that's a shame about today, although I did wonder if the doctor would be there during the game.  Hope he can make it tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 11:34:43 AM
I'm doing well now, Chuck, thanks. 

After breakfast (a very late breakfast), I was down getting my lunch salad ready, so I can just run down and grab it during a commercial in the first part of the ND game.

Had about two-thirds of a large garden salad leftover, so mixed up a 6 oz can of chunk white tuna (adding a little ketchup, Russian dressing, and black pepper to the tuna mix) and put that on top of the salad (after putting some Italian dressing on the actual salad greens).  Added a few Texas Toast croutons to that, and put it all back in the frig until I'm ready for actual lunch.

Fritz, it seems like this would be a nice fall-ish day for a football game, but we'll have to see what it's like during COVID.  I'm actually surprised that they're playing at all, and not sure they should be.....

Yeah, we'll see how the season develops.

It's cloudy and in the upper 60's in SB, a minimal chance of precip.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 11:35:33 AM
Well, had he come by I would have just turned the game off while he was visiting.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 11:41:27 AM
Earl's doctor friend won't be able to make it this afternoon, he hopes to drop by tomorrow on his way back home. He lives in Thurmont MD, north of Frederick.

I'm sorry to hear this!  I hope he can make it tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 11:58:53 AM
Well, had he come by I would have just turned the game off while he was visiting.

Oh, definitely.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 12:33:59 PM
I'm here for the game, Fritz.

Was just out to the mailbox.  It's sunny and mild, and breezier than I expected.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 12:37:35 PM
Not wild about seeing the ACC logo on the field or the uniforms, but I guess it's unavoidable.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 12:40:21 PM
Enjoy the game!

Auntie's not joining you for it?
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 12:43:37 PM
Enjoy the game!

Auntie's not joining you for it?

I thought Linda would be here, Chuck.  Maybe she'll join a little later, we're looking forward to her leprechauns.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 12:45:27 PM
Hope she'll get here soon!

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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 12:55:09 PM
1/2  >:(

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 01:18:05 PM
Guess I'll go get lunch now, and bring it up here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 01:27:21 PM
Back now, and I saw that good play down near the goal line.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 01:27:52 PM
Yes! At last.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 01:30:34 PM
 ;D

Finally!

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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 01:55:27 PM
 >:(

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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 02:04:22 PM
I don't think the game will be over when I have to leave for church at about 5:10.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 02:12:07 PM
 ;D 1/2  ;D

But still.

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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 02:13:35 PM
I don't think the game will be over when I have to leave for church at about 5:10.

No, I doubt it.  That would be less than a 3-hour game, which isn't likely.
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 02:14:09 PM
;D 1/2  ;D

But still.

But still.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 02:51:10 PM
There was supposedly an only 15% possibility of precip in SB today.  :(

ND seems to do poorly in rain.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 02:52:27 PM
 ;D 1/2  ;D  ;D

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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 02:52:35 PM
Did you just see that, though, Fritz?  They did okay there.   ;D
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 02:53:53 PM
;D 1/2  ;D  ;D

I guess you did see it.

I had just taken a lunch dish downstairs and thought not much was happening in the game, but I got back just in time.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 02:54:07 PM
Oh yeah!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 03:01:23 PM
Hello everyone.

:)


I just realized that today is the first day since the start of summer that the A/C unit didn't turn on all day.

;D
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 03:02:06 PM
>:(


I'm seeing a few frowny faces.  I'm assuming it's not going well?
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 03:02:53 PM
;D 1/2  ;D  ;D


I'm guessing the tide has turned?
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 03:03:08 PM
Not the greatest.

Well, sorta.

But  >:(  >:(

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 03:07:21 PM
Anyway, gotta go to church, see y'all later.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 03:07:22 PM
Hello everyone.

:)


I just realized that today is the first day since the start of summer that the A/C unit didn't turn on all day.

;D

Hi, Chuck.  That is nice, no A/C today.  It's a pleasant day here also, not hot but not too cool, outside.

Let's say there have been ups and downs in the game.
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 03:12:14 PM
Anyway, gotta go to church, see y'all later.

See you later, Fritz.

I'll watch the game the best I can (and will try not to root for Duke  ;) ).  They were just showing a picture of Coach K, the legendary Duke basketball coach.

They're also talking about the contuing changes to the football schedule (VA/VA Tech postponed next week) due to COVID.  Didn't catch all the details, but it affects ND's schedule, too.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 03:13:35 PM
Not the greatest.

Well, sorta.

But  >:(  >:(


Uh oh.   Fritz is not looking happy!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 03:14:10 PM
Anyway, gotta go to church, see y'all later.


See ya when you get back!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 03:15:01 PM
I'll watch the game the best I can (and will try not to root for Duke  ;) ).  They were just showing a picture of Coach K, the legendary Duke basketball coach.

They're also talking about the contuing changes to the football schedule (VA/VA Tech postponed next week) due to COVID.  Didn't catch all the details, but it affects ND's schedule, too.


All this talk makes me wonder what the latest season for figure skating is going to look like.
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 03:18:58 PM

All this talk makes me wonder what the latest season for figure skating is going to look like.

It could be quite messed up, Chuck.

Except I'm guessing that since figure skating doesn't involve large teams of players all in one place, it might be safer.

Also, the reason for the football COVID cases has a lot to do with student life on campus, I think, and that might be different for figure skating.
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 03:21:34 PM
Fritz:

 ;D
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 03:24:25 PM
It could be quite messed up, Chuck.

Except I'm guessing that since figure skating doesn't involve large teams of players all in one place, it might be safer.

Also, the reason for the football COVID cases has a lot to do with student life on campus, I think, and that might be different for figure skating.


I seem to recall there were suggestions of "remote skating", meaning the skater would do their performances during their scheduled time,  but on their own rink, and it would be broadcast, and then judged by judges watching monitors.
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 03:31:36 PM

I seem to recall there were suggestions of "remote skating", meaning the skater would do their performances during their scheduled time,  but on their own rink, and it would be broadcast, and then judged by judges watching monitors.

That would be a good idea.  Sounds like it might be a workable solution.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 03:36:21 PM
That would be a good idea.  Sounds like it might be a workable solution.

As long as no one figures out a way to cheat, I guess it could work.  LOL
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 03:38:33 PM
Update: ND leads by 14.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 03:39:16 PM
As long as no one figures out a way to cheat, I guess it could work.  LOL

Yeah.   :laugh:  I guess you do have to look out for cheating.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 03:44:58 PM
Yeah.   :laugh:  I guess you do have to look out for cheating.

Cheating and suspect judging has been rampant in figure skating for decades. 

I've given up hope on it ever being fixed.
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 03:45:58 PM
I'm also working on another challenge for the Fruit badges today.  Yesterday was Banana (not exactly my idea of a delicious juicy fruit, but it was a pretty shade of yellow on the badge). 

Today is Guava, a pretty light green, but I'm not familiar with that fruit.  It's for a slow-paced game that I enjoy, though, and can watch the game on TV at the same time.
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 03:56:43 PM
Singing the socially distant alma mater.  A bit odd, but good.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 05:28:02 PM
I hope the end results of the game is what Fritz hoped for.
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 05:42:26 PM
I hope the end results of the game is what Fritz hoped for.

Yes, he will be pleased.   ;D
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 05:44:43 PM
I went to lie down for a few minutes but didn't sleep, so now I think I'll make a Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowl (eggs, potatoes and ham, with a bit of cheese) for dinner.

I'll bet Linda decided to either read or crochet today, while the family was away.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 05:46:41 PM
Ok, so we'll have a happy Fritz when he gets back.  ;D
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 05:47:26 PM
I'll bet Linda decided to either read or crochet today, while the family was away.


I hadn't thought about that, but you're probably right.   These days, I'm sure it's hard for her to find quiet time, she has to take it when she can get it.
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 06:05:08 PM
So true.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 06:10:05 PM
Fritz:

 ;D

Good! Yes, until mass was over it was a Schrödinger's cat's game, but afterwards I was able to get the score using Google on the phone.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 06:10:42 PM
Yes, he will be pleased.   ;D

Yep!

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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 06:11:02 PM
Ok, so we'll have a happy Fritz when he gets back.  ;D

Yep!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 06:13:43 PM
welcome back fritzie.

are you going to celebrate with some of that special liquor?
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 06:15:54 PM
Maybe later on! Meanwhile I've got a bunch of statistics to do.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 06:25:00 PM
Maybe later on! Meanwhile I've got a bunch of statistics to do.

Only to be done while completely sober.   :laugh:
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 06:27:02 PM
Very true!  Don't want to wake the next morning, look at all that, and think, "what the heck is all this?"
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Post by: killersmom on September 12, 2020, 06:54:59 PM
Sorry about the game, Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* I got involved in some stuff that I couldn't stop and get out of, so by the time I could come to a stopping point, the game was half over and I wanted to watch the whole thing,vso didn't come in while it was playing. I skimmed past the comments in here so I can see the game without knowing the score. I haven't watched it yet, so no spoilers please.
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Post by: killersmom on September 12, 2020, 06:58:23 PM
Hiya Chuck. Sounds like a successful day for you. I'm glad you slept in. You're on staycation (my phone auto corrects to starvation :( ) this week, this week, right?
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 07:05:30 PM
Hiya Chuck. Sounds like a successful day for you. I'm glad you slept in. You're on staycation (my phone auto corrects to starvation :( ) this week, this week, right?

Hiya Auntie!

I work Monday morning until noon, and then shut down for the rest of the week.  :)


What did you do today?
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Post by: killersmom on September 12, 2020, 07:17:25 PM
Hi Debbie. I hope you had a good day as well!.
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Post by: killersmom on September 12, 2020, 07:18:24 PM
Hi Tony, when you come in.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 07:18:41 PM
Sorry about the game, Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* I got involved in some stuff that I couldn't stop and get out of, so by the time I could come to a stopping point, the game was half over and I wanted to watch the whole thing,vso didn't come in while it was playing. I skimmed past the comments in here so I can see the game without knowing the score. I haven't watched it yet, so no spoilers please.

OH, so I have to tell you what happened in the game!




LOL

as if I would know what happened in a football game!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 07:22:30 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

If things go as planned, next Saturday against South Florida will be ND's 1300th game since the beginning in 1887. In the pre-CV schedule, that number would have been today, against Arkansas, the first time we would have played against that team.

Because of a previous golf commitment, NBC will not be showing the game, but rather it will be on the USA network, according to ND's football page.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 07:27:07 PM
If things go as planned, next Saturday against South Florida will be ND's 1300th game since the beginning in 1887. In the pre-CV schedule, that number would have been today, against Arkansas, the first time we would have played against that team.

Because of a previous golf commitment, NBC will not be showing the game, but rather it will be on the USA network, according to ND's football page.


ARe they going to do anything to commemorate it?
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 07:29:22 PM
Hi Debbie. I hope you had a good day as well!.

Hi, Linda.  Glad you got some things done that you wanted to do.

I did have a good day, thanks.  Stayed home, but that's okay.  Slept in also, and then organized a few things, but mostly did fun things and watched the game.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 07:30:33 PM
There are a total of 6 games cancelled this year (most have been substituted by various ACC teams). The only one cancelled before this was against Iowa in 1963, scheduled to take place the day after the Kennedy assassination.

In 2001, the Purdue game was rescheduled but not cancelled due to the attacks.

There were some games cancelled due to the "Spanish" flu pandemic in 1918, but so far I've been unable to determine the exact number and against what teams. That year's schedule had 6 games as opposed to a regular 8 or 9 back then. There were no games played during the month of October.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 07:31:45 PM

ARe they going to do anything to commemorate it?

Haven't heard yet, they might.

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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 07:32:19 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

If things go as planned, next Saturday against South Florida will be ND's 1300th game since the beginning in 1887. In the pre-CV schedule, that number would have been today, against Arkansas, the first time we would have played against that team.

Because of a previous golf commitment, NBC will not be showing the game, but rather it will be on the USA network, according to ND's football page.

I did hear that during the game today, about the USA Network next week.  I'll have to see if I can find it here, I'm not familiar with what's on USA.  Unless Andy Griffith shows.   ;)  But seriously, I'll have to look it up.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 07:33:07 PM
Haven't heard yet, they might.


I would think under normal circumstances they would, but given current circumstances.......
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 07:33:45 PM
Yeah, I'll have to look it up too to see what channel our cable system uses. Did they mention anything about the 1300th game after I left?

NBC does own them.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 07:46:17 PM
I was wondering what the RALLY patch on the uniforms meant.

https://www.onefootdown.com/2020/9/11/21433367/notre-dame-football-what-does-the-rally-patch-mean-on-the-irish-jersey-black-lives-matter-uniform-nd

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2020 has been an extremely historical year (don’t @ me Aaron Sorkin) and this football program has fought through all of it with grace and determination. RALLY isn’t just a slogan for the year — it’s been a way of life and a way of thinking. It means this team fights for social justice and believes that Black Lives Matter. It means fighting for what they want in the middle of a global pandemic.

RALLY means everything to these players, coaches, and staff and I support them and that patch completely. The first word in the Victory March is “rally” and it’s used as an instant call to action — and that’s exactly what this team is doing in 2020.

RALLY!

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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 07:46:21 PM
Yeah, I'll have to look it up too to see what channel our cable system uses. Did they mention anything about the 1300th game after I left?

NBC does own them.

No, I didn't hear anything about the 1300th game, Fritz.  And I did hear most of the game (but not every word).
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 07:48:42 PM
No, I didn't hear anything about the 1300th game, Fritz.  And I did hear most of the game (but not every word).

I do hope they make some note of it next week.

And the game on NBC is preempted by the 2020 US Open, I guess that has priority.

Quote
In September 2020, NBC announced that Notre Dame's September 19 game against South Florida would be broadcast on sister channel USA Network, their first American football game since 1992. The move was made due to NBC's coverage of the 2020 US Open golf tournament [14]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre_Dame_Football_on_NBC

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 07:52:01 PM
I'm sure they're gonna do something for it!

How could they not?
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 07:52:03 PM
I was wondering what the RALLY patch on the uniforms meant.

https://www.onefootdown.com/2020/9/11/21433367/notre-dame-football-what-does-the-rally-patch-mean-on-the-irish-jersey-black-lives-matter-uniform-nd


I think I also heard that Duke was going to change the white D on their caps to a black D for Black Lives Matter, but I don't know how true that is.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 07:56:49 PM
I'm sure they're gonna do something for it!

How could they not?

I hope they do!

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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 08:10:15 PM
This is the first year ND has not played Navy since 1927. The game would have taken place in Dublin Ireland on 29 August.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 08:11:57 PM
This is the first year ND has not played Navy since 1927. The game would have taken place in Dublin Ireland on 29 August.

Couldn't they play it somewhere else?
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 08:19:50 PM
Couldn't they play it somewhere else?

It was rescheduled to play in Annapolis (it would have been the first home game there rather than at a neutral site, since their stadium is not very large), then cancelled. I guess for the same reason why all non-ACC games were cancelled, conference commitments and shutdowns.

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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 08:22:19 PM
This is the first year ND has not played Navy since 1927. The game would have taken place in Dublin Ireland on 29 August.

It's a shame they weren't able to go.  Maybe try again, some better year.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 08:23:16 PM
It was rescheduled to play in Annapolis (it would have been the first home game there rather than at a neutral site, since their stadium is not very large), then cancelled. I guess for the same reason why all non-ACC games were cancelled, conference commitments and shutdowns.

Well damn!  That sucks!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 08:26:05 PM
There was also supposed to be a game against Wisconsin at Green Bay Stadium on 3 October, but the Big 10 Conference cancelled all of its members' games.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 08:29:18 PM
Sports are just really weird this year.

I saw a video of a baseball game being played, the stadium was filled with cardboard cutouts and over-sized teddy bears.  One of the bears got beaned by the ball, and the commentators started laughing.
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 08:31:41 PM
Sports are just really weird this year.

I saw a video of a baseball game being played, the stadium was filled with cardboard cutouts and over-sized teddy bears.  One of the bears got beaned by the ball, and the commentators started laughing.

 :laugh:   :laugh:   :laugh:
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Post by: tfferg on September 12, 2020, 08:32:57 PM
Hello Linda, Chuck, Debbie, Fritz

The sun has come out after a very drizzly day yesterday. Phong put a load of laundry through the washing machine.

I went to hang it out, but Phong made me wait until he swept a pathway through the patio and the path to the clothesline. The pittosporum trees have been in full bloom for the last couple of weeks and they drop lots of flowers. This morning the patio and the table there were thickly carpeted with fallen flowers after rain ad very windy weather. Phong doesn't want flowers tracked into the house. He sweeps the patio and the paths daily, saying that I make hi work hard, but he chooses to do it.

I guess in Thailand he developed the habit of sweeping the compound because cobras and other venomous snakes can be hidden in fallen leaves.
I really enjoy the perfume in late August and September.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 08:34:28 PM
Fritz, I remember you said you might go to a birthday party tomorrow during part of BB, depending on the weather?

I may just listen to BB in its regular time, depending on what is going on at home here.  The fundraising might not bother me, because I can always use bathroom breaks.   :laugh:

We'll just have to see.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 08:36:45 PM
Sports are just really weird this year.

I saw a video of a baseball game being played, the stadium was filled with cardboard cutouts and over-sized teddy bears.  One of the bears got beaned by the ball, and the commentators started laughing.

Yes, I saw that too, it was pretty funny!

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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 08:37:04 PM
Hi, Tony.  Phong is always so industrious, doing something.

I like the aroma of leaves, too.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 08:38:33 PM
Hey Tony!

Debbie, the birthday party has been rescheduled to Tuesday or Wednesday since the weather was looking pretty iffy tomorrow, although the more recent forecast said it should be good. Anyway, I'll play it by ear, I got some shredded cheese for the chili at Safeway on the way home after church. I'll see when Louise want me to bring it by.

Yes, I'll probably listen to it during its regular broadcast too.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 08:48:56 PM
Debbie, the birthday party has been rescheduled to Tuesday or Wednesday since the weather was looking pretty iffy tomorrow, although the more recent forecast said it should be good. Anyway, I'll play it by ear, I got some shredded cheese for the chili at Safeway on the way home after church. I'll see when Louise want me to bring it by.

Yes, I'll probably listen to it during its regular broadcast too.

Okay then, Fritz.  See you tomorrow sometime.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 08:49:38 PM
The sun has come out after a very drizzly day yesterday. Phong put a load of laundry through the washing machine.

I went to hang it out, but Phong made me wait until he swept a pathway through the patio and the path to the clothesline. The pittosporum trees have been in full bloom for the last couple of weeks and they drop lots of flowers. This morning the patio and the table there were thickly carpeted with fallen flowers after rain ad very windy weather. Phong doesn't want flowers tracked into the house. He sweeps the patio and the paths daily, saying that I make hi work hard, but he chooses to do it.

I guess in Thailand he developed the habit of sweeping the compound because cobras and other venomous snakes can be hidden in fallen leaves.   I really enjoy the perfume in late August and September.


Hello Tony!  Glad to hear that you and Phong are doing well.

Your description of the Pittosporum trees remind me of the the trees we have here in NJ that drop a ton of white or pink petals at the end of spring.  They get everywhere.

This meme fits it perfectly.


(https://cache.lovethispic.com/uploaded_images/300368-Spring-Finally-Came-Real-Hard-On-Your-Car.jpg)
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Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 08:50:27 PM
I think I'll finish things up and go to bed a little early tonight.

Good night, Fritz and Chuck.  Sleep well.

Good night, Linda or Jenny, if you peek in later.

Have a good rest of your day, Tony.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 12, 2020, 08:52:12 PM
Your description of the Pittosporum trees remind me of the the trees we have here in NJ that drop a ton of white or pink petals at the end of spring.  They get everywhere.

This meme fits it perfectly.


(https://cache.lovethispic.com/uploaded_images/300368-Spring-Finally-Came-Real-Hard-On-Your-Car.jpg)

 :laugh:   :laugh:   :laugh:

I've never seen it quite THAT bad here!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 08:56:44 PM
G'nite Debbie!

Not quite that bad here either!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 09:03:56 PM
I think I'll finish things up and go to bed a little early tonight.


Sleep well, Debs!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 09:05:55 PM
:laugh:   :laugh:   :laugh:

I've never seen it quite THAT bad here!

G'nite Debbie!

Not quite that bad here either!


Sometimes it can be that bad here.  LOL

And when the pollen counts go up, I can't have a fan on, it pulls the pollen in, and it coats my dressers and bed cover.  ::)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 09:10:51 PM
I do have the front door and kitchen window open, since the air is cooler and drier and should remain so overnight.

Which reminds me, I should go open up the bathroom and bedroom windows upstairs.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 12, 2020, 09:27:06 PM
I do have the front door and kitchen window open, since the air is cooler and drier and should remain so overnight.

Which reminds me, I should go open up the bathroom and bedroom windows upstairs.

I'm still using the A/C when I sleep, I like the room cool.  Once October gets here, I should be able to use a fan.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 12, 2020, 09:29:46 PM

Hello Tony!  Glad to hear that you and Phong are doing well.

Your description of the Pittosporum trees remind me of the the trees we have here in NJ that drop a ton of white or pink petals at the end of spring.  They get everywhere.

This meme fits it perfectly.


(https://cache.lovethispic.com/uploaded_images/300368-Spring-Finally-Came-Real-Hard-On-Your-Car.jpg)


Wow !
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 12, 2020, 10:08:27 PM
G'nite y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 01:31:33 AM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

If things go as planned, next Saturday against South Florida will be ND's 1300th game since the beginning in 1887. In the pre-CV schedule, that number would have been today, against Arkansas, the first time we would have played against that team.

Because of a previous golf commitment, NBC will not be showing the game, but rather it will be on the USA network, according to ND's football page.

Yes I saw that when I watched the game tonight. I already set it to record so I wouldn't forget.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 01:37:03 AM
I do hope they make some note of it next week.

And the game on NBC is preempted by the 2020 US Open, I guess that has priority.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre_Dame_Football_on_NBC
I can't figure out why they didn't broadcast it on NBCSN. 

Oh wait, NASCAR is in their playoff races, so these are broadcast on NBCSN. FOX SPORTS broadcasts the first half of the season and NBC the second half.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 07:44:24 AM
I can't figure out why they didn't broadcast it on NBCSN. 

Oh wait, NASCAR is in their playoff races, so these are broadcast on NBCSN. FOX SPORTS broadcasts the first half of the season and NBC the second half.

Ah, I was wondering about that myself, since NBCSN seems to be the default.

Hey y'all, sunny clear and very pleasant here today, unhumid. It should approach 80, but the low humidity makes it very comfortable.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 07:46:41 AM
Good morning Diners!


:)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 07:48:45 AM
Hey y'all, sunny clear and very pleasant here today, unhumid. It should approach 80, but the low humidity makes it very comfortable.

Good morning Fritzie!


I haven't been outside yet, but it's bright and sunny out.  Can't speak on humidity.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 08:27:53 AM
Hey Chuck!

The forecasters say the low humidity won't last, so I'm enjoying it while I can!

mod: just looked at the hourly forecast, the dew point is creeping up as the day goes along.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 09:38:11 AM
according to Google, we're currently at 75, expected to go up to 77.

Humidity is at 66%
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 09:49:31 AM
Yeah, I'll keep the door and kitchen window downstairs open till it reaches 75 outside (71 now). It's comfortable in the house, though I've put on a jacket. It will heat up again soon enough.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 09:58:17 AM
No more heating up!  It's supposed to cool down!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 10:18:55 AM
Eventually!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 10:20:52 AM
Debbie, here's tonight's schedule. There will be frequent interruptions due to the fundraiser, so times are very approximate. T generally end the money begs at 10, so I'm looking forward to the NBC treatment of 1984 from 1949.

7:00 p.m. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
“The Sudden Wealth Matter” (Original air date December 13, 1959. CBS network) (Running time 22:54)

7:29 p.m. Superman
(Original air date March 11, 1940. WOR station) (Running time 11:30)

7:44 p.m. Hinds Honey and Almond Cream Program, starring Burns and Allen
(Original air date February 28, 1940. CBS network.) (Several excerpts)

8:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
“Blood Money” (Original air date March 27, 1954. CBS network.) (Running time 23:40)

8:34 p.m.  Hinds Honey and Almond Cream Program, starring Burns and Allen
(Original air date February 28, 1940. CBS network.) excerpt

8:45 p.m.  Dragnet
“The Big Match” (Original air date July 27, 1954. NBC network.)(Running time 25:05)

9:20 p.m. Escape
“Leiningan Vs. The Ants” (Original air date January 14, 1948. NBC network.) (Running time 28:38)

10:00 p.m. The NBC University Theatre
“Nineteen-Eighty-Four”(Original air date August 27, 1949. NBC network.) (Running time 56:50)

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 10:21:55 AM
time for lunch and laundry!  Be back later!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 10:52:05 AM
Hey y'all, sunny clear and very pleasant here today, unhumid. It should approach 80, but the low humidity makes it very comfortable.

Good afternoon, Fritz.

Haven't caught up, but I see that Chuck just left for laundry.  And lunch, too, that's good.

I was awake early but too early for any other Diners to be here.  Thought of going out after finishing breakfast, but realized I hadn't had enough sleep for driving to Target or taking a ride, so went back to bed for more sleep.  Now just popped a chicken pot pie into the microwave.  Still catching up.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 10:55:24 AM
Debbie, here's tonight's schedule. There will be frequent interruptions due to the fundraiser, so times are very approximate. T generally end the money begs at 10, so I'm looking forward to the NBC treatment of 1984 from 1949.

10:00 p.m. The NBC University Theatre
“Nineteen-Eighty-Four”(Original air date August 27, 1949. NBC network.) (Running time 56:50)

Thanks, Fritz.  This does look good, as well as some of the shows in between the begging.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 10:57:21 AM
Hey Debbie!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 11:07:56 AM
Our doctor friend is supposed to come by at 1:30 on his way back home, hope to call Earl then so he can talk to him.

Louise made panzanella again, looking forward to eating that later on.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 11:41:53 AM
Sounds good, Fritz.  The food and the visit, both. 

I guess the doctor friend must be there right now.  Hope he does get to talk to Earl.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 12:12:16 PM
It was a nice visit, he gave me several tips as to what to do during the coming week, and he will continue trying to get in voice contact with Earl.

Unfortunately, no luck in getting through to him while he was here.

I'm really glad that he was able to stop by.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 12:17:06 PM
Yes, it was a good thing (for your peace of mind) that you got to talk to this doctor friend, even though he couldn't talk to Earl today.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 01:51:11 PM
Good morning Diners!


:)

Good afternoon, Chuck. I hope your half day goes quickly tomorrow so you can start your staycation.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 01:54:04 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 01:54:05 PM
Ah, I was wondering about that myself, since NBCSN seems to be the default.

Hey y'all, sunny clear and very pleasant here today, unhumid. It should approach 80, but the low humidity makes it very comfortable.



Hey Fritz! :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

It's a nice day here today albeit somewhat warm. Jonathan said the AC repair should happen on Tuesday if the part arrives.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 01:54:46 PM
Good luck with that!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 01:56:19 PM
Good morning Fritzie!


I haven't been outside yet, but it's bright and sunny out.  Can't speak on humidity.

The humidity is pretty low here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 01:57:22 PM
time for lunch and laundry!  Be back later!

SYL, Chuck.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 01:59:29 PM
Our doctor friend is supposed to come by at 1:30 on his way back home, hope to call Earl then so he can talk to him.

Louise made panzanella again, looking forward to eating that later on.



I had to look this up. It looks tasty.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 02:00:20 PM
It was a nice visit, he gave me several tips as to what to do during the coming week, and he will continue trying to get in voice contact with Earl.

Unfortunately, no luck in getting through to him while he was here.

I'm really glad that he was able to stop by.



I'm glad he was able to make it, Fritz and he had some advice for you.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 02:00:58 PM
Good luck with that!



Yeah, I'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 02:07:08 PM

It's a nice day here today albeit somewhat warm. Jonathan said the AC repair should happen on Tuesday if the part arrives.

Hi, Linda!  It's a nice day here, too.  Very pleasant.  I was just outside to start the car (and make sure it's still running) although I didn't take it anywhere. 

I had discovered earlier that my cellphone battery was almost run down, so it's on the charger, and I didn't want to take the car out without having my cellphone with me, just in case of mishap.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 02:08:28 PM
Yeah, I'm not holding my breath.

I sure hope the AC does get fixed on Tuesday.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 02:15:53 PM
But I did accomplish some other important things today.

Washed my hair, for one.... ;D

And I looked again on Google Maps and this time was able to figure out the location of a doctor's office where I have an appointment next Monday (a week from tomorrow).  The office had been in a medical office building at the hospital for years, but I wasn't sure I could find the new location without making a test run on a day prior to the appointment.  So I had been back and forth about whether I even wanted to try to go.  But now I'm feeling confident about where it is.
 
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 02:26:09 PM
Yay!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndSEWPQlYjU

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 02:31:43 PM
Yay!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndSEWPQlYjU

Thanks, Fritz.   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 04:16:59 PM

Hello Diners!

;D

Home from laundry, and just finished dinner.

I took mom and dad for a drive while the last load was drying,  they were trying to find a nearby Bed, Bath & Beyond, and couldn't find one.  I knew where one was, so I took them and drove them to it, and now they know where it is.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 04:23:17 PM
Haven't caught up, but I see that Chuck just left for laundry.  And lunch, too, that's good.

I was awake early but too early for any other Diners to be here.  Thought of going out after finishing breakfast, but realized I hadn't had enough sleep for driving to Target or taking a ride, so went back to bed for more sleep.  Now just popped a chicken pot pie into the microwave.  Still catching up.


Hello Debs!

Did you ever get to Target?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 04:24:39 PM
Thanks, Fritz.  This does look good, as well as some of the shows in between the begging.


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Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 04:25:48 PM
It was a nice visit, he gave me several tips as to what to do during the coming week, and he will continue trying to get in voice contact with Earl.

Unfortunately, no luck in getting through to him while he was here.

I'm really glad that he was able to stop by.


Hiya Fritzie!  I'm glad you were able to stop by, and I hope that he can come back and see Earl face-to-face soon.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 04:26:20 PM
Good afternoon, Chuck. I hope your half day goes quickly tomorrow so you can start your staycation.

So do I, Auntie!  :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 04:39:34 PM
Hello Diners!

;D

Home from laundry, and just finished dinner.

I took mom and dad for a drive while the last load was drying,  they were trying to find a nearby Bed, Bath & Beyond, and couldn't find one.  I knew where one was, so I took them and drove them to it, and now they know where it is.

Hi, Chuck.  That was very nice of you to help them find it.

I know where the B B & B is near my house in Colorado, and have bought a lot of things there for myself and for my mother.  But I'm not sure where the one here is....I know it's around, it's just not in the shopping areas where I usually go.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 04:43:29 PM

Hello Debs!

Did you ever get to Target?

No, not today.   :laugh:

I didn't want to leave the house while my cellphone needed charging (I think it's still going, it was really low).  Then it got close to dinner time, and BB is on tonight, so I didn't want to go out later in the afternoon.

But I have my list ready.  Maybe tomorrow or Tuesday.  It wouldn't even have to be too early in the day.  No hurry on the paper towels, or some OTC meds, but I would like to get some greeting cards to mail in the next week or so.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 04:44:09 PM

Hiya Fritzie!  I'm glad you were able to stop by, and I hope that he can come back and see Earl face-to-face soon.

Tomorrow is a busy day for him, so he'll try to contact him on Tuesday. I hope he's successful. This damn CV.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 04:44:54 PM

(https://media.tenor.com/images/cc8efa0ae778ad9089bea43fb3cdec75/tenor.gif)

That's about right.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 04:45:58 PM
Watched CBS News at 6, since NBC might be preempted by sports. I was able to contact Earl fairly quickly, unlike earlier in the day when I couldn't get through at all.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 04:46:13 PM

(https://media.tenor.com/images/cc8efa0ae778ad9089bea43fb3cdec75/tenor.gif)

Exactly.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 04:47:29 PM
This damn CV.

You can say that again.   >:(   :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 04:49:58 PM
Watched CBS News at 6, since NBC might be preempted by sports. I was able to contact Earl fairly quickly, unlike earlier in the day when I couldn't get through at all.

Ah...I didn't even think about the news.  I was fixing and eating a regular full-size MC frozen dinner, since I didn't have a hoagie to grab during the BB breaks.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 13, 2020, 04:50:08 PM
Kiaora
This is Maori language week so I live in Otepoti (Dunedin)
This morning on the Breakfast program, the LGBT singer Pere Wihongi sang 'September' by Earth, Wind and Fire. with Te Reo Maori lyrics
 Matti, the reporter on the left, is also openly gay

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/te-wiki-o-reo-m-ori-kicks-off-today-nationwide-event-midday?auto=6190397979001
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 04:50:24 PM
I know where the B B & B is near my house in Colorado, and have bought a lot of things there for myself and for my mother.  But I'm not sure where the one here is....I know it's around, it's just not in the shopping areas where I usually go.

They have a lot of good things in there.   It's one of those stores where I'll go for one thing, and end up with 3 or 4.  LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 04:52:23 PM
No, not today.   :laugh:

I didn't want to leave the house while my cellphone needed charging (I think it's still going, it was really low).  Then it got close to dinner time, and BB is on tonight, so I didn't want to go out later in the afternoon.

But I have my list ready.  Maybe tomorrow or Tuesday.  It wouldn't even have to be too early in the day.  No hurry on the paper towels, or some OTC meds, but I would like to get some greeting cards to mail in the next week or so.


I've gone back to making paper lists again.   I had just gotten into the habit of using the 'note' feature on my phone, but with all the warnings about going into public places, and touching things, and then your phone, and then putting the phone to your face, I just started leaving my phone hidden in the car, using a hand-written list, and then throwing it out on the way out of the store.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 04:55:44 PM
They have a lot of good things in there.   It's one of those stores where I'll go for one thing, and end up with 3 or 4.  LOL

Oh, yes.  Some beautiful towels and bedding, plus practical things for the kitchen, too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 04:56:59 PM
Kiaora

This is Maori language week so I live in Otepoti (Dunedin)  This morning on the Breakfast program, the LGBT singer Pere Wihongi sang 'September' by Earth, Wind and Fire. with Te Reo Maori lyrics
 Matti, the reporter on the left, is also openly gay

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/te-wiki-o-reo-m-ori-kicks-off-today-nationwide-event-midday?auto=6190397979001

Very cool video, Brian.   Very  interesting to hear it sung wit Maori lyrics, and I really like Pere's voice.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 13, 2020, 04:57:59 PM

I've gone back to making paper lists again.   I had just gotten into the habit of using the 'note' feature on my phone, but with all the warnings about going into public places, and touching things, and then your phone, and then putting the phone to your face, I just started leaving my phone hidden in the car, using a hand-written list, and then throwing it out on the way out of the store.
That would be difficult here. We are asked to use the tracker app on our phones to register as we enter into any store or building. Otherwise we have to sign the register. I actually use my phone more now. However I log into my phone using finger recognition and I discovered it does not work if my finger has hand sanitiser on it. So register first then sanitise.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 13, 2020, 04:59:09 PM
We have Bed, Bath and Beyond stores here. I guess it is a franchise.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 05:01:06 PM
That would be difficult here. We are asked to use the tracker app on our phones to register as we enter into any store or building. Otherwise we have to sign the register. I actually use my phone more now. However I log into my phone using finger recognition and I discovered it does not work if my finger has hand sanitiser on it. So register first then sanitise.

That's interesting.  As far as I know, we don't have to have a 'tracker app' when we enter stores.  At least, I've never been asked to.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 05:01:35 PM
Kiaora
This is Maori language week so I live in Otepoti (Dunedin)
This morning on the Breakfast program, the LGBT singer Pere Wihongi sang 'September' by Earth, Wind and Fire. with Te Reo Maori lyrics
 Matti, the reporter on the left, is also openly gay

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/te-wiki-o-reo-m-ori-kicks-off-today-nationwide-event-midday?auto=6190397979001

Mauruuru, Brian!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 05:02:34 PM

I've gone back to making paper lists again.   I had just gotten into the habit of using the 'note' feature on my phone, but with all the warnings about going into public places, and touching things, and then your phone, and then putting the phone to your face, I just started leaving my phone hidden in the car, using a hand-written list, and then throwing it out on the way out of the store.

That's a good idea, Chuck.  Of course, I have an old flip phone, so no 'note' feature like on a Smartphone.  But it makes sense not to take your phone out and get it contaminated, if possible.

I usually keep my phone in my purse and take it in the store or shop, but hardly ever use it inside the establishment, so it stays clean.

You do remind me to be a little more careful, though.  I didn't take my pocket calendar to the hairdresser last time, but instead took a sheet of paper and wrote down my next appointment on that.  But I see that I never threw that sheet of paper in the trash, when I got home.  It's still sitting here on the other table in my computer room, where I left it after transferring the appointment date into the pocket calendar.  So many details to keep straight!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 13, 2020, 05:02:50 PM
Jacinda Ardern is campaigning in Otepoti, Dunedin today. I saw a clip of her arriving at the airport last night. I do not know where she is going today.
There must be a lot of government ministers in town as there is a cabinet meeting (perhaps they will Zoom if not here) and Jacinda will announce Covid levels this afternoon I hope they go down.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 05:03:21 PM
That's interesting.  As far as I know, we don't have to have a 'tracker app' when we enter stores.  At least, I've never been asked to.

There is a tracker app here in Virginia, but it hasn't gotten much support yet.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 05:04:09 PM
That's interesting.  As far as I know, we don't have to have a 'tracker app' when we enter stores.  At least, I've never been asked to.

And as I said, not all of us have Smartphones!   :laugh:  So no app's at all.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 05:06:20 PM
I'm here for BB, Fritz. 

Missed the first two minutes because I was replying about cellphones, but I see that JD hadn't started yet because they were talking about the begging they will be doing tonight.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 13, 2020, 05:07:14 PM
That's interesting.  As far as I know, we don't have to have a 'tracker app' when we enter stores.  At least, I've never been asked to.
All businesses in New Zealand must have a QR code displayed at the door by law. In cafes they make sure you have used the app or signed in before they take your order. Yesterday, I used the app at the front door of the Hardware store but when I went to order in the cafe, it would not work at first, embarrassing, but the girl was patient with the old guy. My fingers do not work very well on phones.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 05:08:12 PM
Invested in Union Carbide!   ::)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 13, 2020, 05:08:20 PM
And as I said, not all of us have Smartphones!   :laugh:  So no app's at all.
Then you have to sign the register with either your phone number or address.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 05:15:41 PM
Invested in Union Carbide!   ::)

Good luck on that!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 05:15:58 PM
Jacinda Ardern is campaigning in Otepoti, Dunedin today. I saw a clip of her arriving at the airport last night. I do not know where she is going today.  There must be a lot of government ministers in town as there is a cabinet meeting (perhaps they will Zoom if not here) and Jacinda will announce Covid levels this afternoon I hope they go down.

She's quite the leader.  From what I've seen, she's very well regarded.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 05:17:37 PM
Then you have to sign the register with either your phone number or address.

I guess that's not too bad, then.  I have heard that some places over here take down people's contact information, in cases any COVID cases are reported and authorities need to track down who was in the business place.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 05:22:20 PM
That sounded like Superman escaping out the window!   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 05:24:28 PM
 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

Surprised they didn't have an interruption right in the middle of JD.

Did you get where Enterprise was supposed to be? Sounded like it was supposed to be Pennsylvania.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 13, 2020, 05:28:35 PM
Down here in the South Island, we have not had any cases since April which is why I hope our levels go back down. However in Auckland yesterday there was one community case and it has been announced that the person went to the gym, supermarket and a variety store last week. Those at the gym at the same time must now be tested and isolate until they get their results. Those in the stores at the same time are just asked to watch for symptoms.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 05:38:37 PM
:laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

Surprised they didn't have an interruption right in the middle of JD.

Did you get where Enterprise was supposed to be? Sounded like it was supposed to be Pennsylvania.

No, I'm not sure.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 05:41:13 PM
I can check with the archive tomorrow.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 05:44:50 PM
I can check with the archive tomorrow.

That would be interesting.

I guess Gunsmoke is at 8:00, so I'm going down to get heat up a can of stewed tomatoes (in a microwavable bowl) for some dessert.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 05:46:43 PM
In case you're wondering what the mug looks like,

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Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 06:01:41 PM
Gunsmoke just came on.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 13, 2020, 06:05:09 PM
Kiaora
This is Maori language week so I live in Otepoti (Dunedin)
This morning on the Breakfast program, the LGBT singer Pere Wihongi sang 'September' by Earth, Wind and Fire. with Te Reo Maori lyrics
 Matti, the reporter on the left, is also openly gay

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/te-wiki-o-reo-m-ori-kicks-off-today-nationwide-event-midday?auto=6190397979001

Kiaora, Brian

I saw that yesterday, Indigenous people in Australia were planning to flood Twitter with posts in their various languages.
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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 06:09:17 PM
In case you're wondering what the mug looks like,

(https://acb0a5d73b67fccd4bbe-c2d8138f0ea10a18dd4c43ec3aa4240a.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/10051/Big_Broadcast_mug_EN_340x340.jpg?v=1598290111000)

 ;D
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Post by: tfferg on September 13, 2020, 06:09:52 PM
She's quite the leader.  From what I've seen, she's very well regarded.

Hello Chuck

Quite a few Australians wish she were our prime minister.
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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 06:10:08 PM
Gunsmoke just came on.

I missed about the first minute, but nothing important.


Wanted:  City of Denver.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 06:18:08 PM
Hey Tony!

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Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 06:20:41 PM
Hello Diners!

;D

Home from laundry, and just finished dinner.

I took mom and dad for a drive while the last load was drying,  they were trying to find a nearby Bed, Bath & Beyond, and couldn't find one.  I knew where one was, so I took them and drove them to it, and now they know where it is.

All of the ones here in Albuquerque have all shut down.
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Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 06:26:06 PM
Hi Tony! Good to see you!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 06:27:07 PM
All of the ones here in Albuquerque have all shut down.

Then I wonder if the one near Denver is still open.
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Post by: tfferg on September 13, 2020, 06:28:28 PM
Hello Fritz, Linda, Debbie

The last three mornings, I've woken up from bad dreams of being in a threatening situation and trying to think of what to do.

Today in Melbourne, there has been some easing of the Stage 4 lockdown, though it benefits other demographics more than us.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 06:29:45 PM
There are some near Denver, but not right inside the city limits.

https://stores.bedbathandbeyond.com/CO

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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 06:32:59 PM
Good that they're indicating that there won't be any fundraising next week.

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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 06:38:05 PM
Hello Fritz, Linda, Debbie

The last three mornings, I've woken up from bad dreams of being in a threatening situation and trying to think of what to do.

Today in Melbourne, there has been some easing of the Stage 4 lockdown, though it benefits other demographics more than us.

Hi, Tony.  Not good, those threatening dreams.
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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 06:39:12 PM
There are some near Denver, but not right inside the city limits.

https://stores.bedbathandbeyond.com/CO

Thanks, I'll look at this in a minute.

Dragnet just came on early, due to technical difficulties with Gracie.
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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 06:40:21 PM
There are some near Denver, but not right inside the city limits.

https://stores.bedbathandbeyond.com/CO

Mine is in Northglenn, so I guess it's still there.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 06:41:42 PM
Hello Chuck

Quite a few Australians wish she were our prime minister.


I wish a copy of her qualities could be transplanted to Trump.
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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 06:45:11 PM

I wish a copy of her qualities could be transplanted to Trump.

Would be nice.
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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 06:48:13 PM
No, not so simple as that victim thinks.   :laugh:
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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 06:58:24 PM
Not quite!

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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 07:23:13 PM
Oh, dear.  This Ants show sounds a bit gross.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 07:35:55 PM
A bit. Spoiler alert, the ants are defeated.

But not before a few bites.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 07:37:46 PM
1984 should start at 10, and there shouldn't be any begging during that hour.

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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 07:45:06 PM
1984 should start at 10, and there shouldn't be any begging during that hour.

That's good.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 07:46:45 PM
Oh, dear.  This Ants show sounds a bit gross.


(https://media.tenor.com/images/e361f0960787995e500f137d7ef83f4f/tenor.gif)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 07:48:10 PM
1984 should start at 10, and there shouldn't be any begging during that hour.


(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/EnergeticVictoriousJapanesebeetle-max-1mb.gif)
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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 07:49:13 PM

(https://media.tenor.com/images/e361f0960787995e500f137d7ef83f4f/tenor.gif)

The ones on the radio are bigger.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 07:49:41 PM

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/EnergeticVictoriousJapanesebeetle-max-1mb.gif)

Who dat?

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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 07:54:37 PM
That's really Matt Dillon, on that Escape show?
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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 07:57:28 PM
Yep, same actor. Born 100 years ago later this month.

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Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 08:07:24 PM
Hello Fritz, Linda, Debbie

The last three mornings, I've woken up from bad dreams of being in a threatening situation and trying to think of what to do.

Today in Melbourne, there has been some easing of the Stage 4 lockdown, though it benefits other demographics more than us.

I'm sorry to hear this, Tony. I hope they stop.
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Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 08:10:37 PM

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/EnergeticVictoriousJapanesebeetle-max-1mb.gif)

Big Brother's watching.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 08:11:15 PM
The ones on the radio are bigger.


(https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/AIalJb78TEu2bfgB8Zwn)
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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 08:12:37 PM
Big Brother's watching.

Aha!

Big Brother is a cutie!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 08:15:18 PM
Who dat?

I don't know, he appeared when I searched on "Big Brother's Watching".   The website doesn't list who he is.......I believe he's a fighter of some sort.
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Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 08:29:37 PM
I don't know, he appeared when I searched on "Big Brother's Watching".   The website doesn't list who he is.......I believe he's a fighter of some sort.

Well I got the reference to 1984 and big brother watching.
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Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 08:35:01 PM

(https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/AIalJb78TEu2bfgB8Zwn)

I remember this movie. Also the giant spiders and the giant scorpions. Also the giant mantis and the giant grasshopper.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 08:35:37 PM
The ants were Them, right?

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Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 08:39:13 PM
The ants were Them, right?



Yes, THEM was the ants. TARANTULA and EARTH VS. THE SPIDER was spiders, THE BLACK SCORPION, THE DEADLY MANTIS, and THE BEGINNING OF THE END was grasshoppers.

I've seen all of them more than once. I love them, they are so kitschy.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 08:41:05 PM
Giant irradiated insects were popular back then.

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Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 08:43:11 PM
Well I'm going to go get ready for bed and call it a night. I stayed up late last night and need to get into bed at a decent time as Mondays are always so crazy school wise.

Nighty all.
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Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2020, 08:45:42 PM
Giant irradiated insects were popular back then.



Yes they were and also the interference of the Russians!! Things haven't changed much, have they?
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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 08:50:18 PM
Well I'm going to go get ready for bed and call it a night. I stayed up late last night and need to get into bed at a decent time as Mondays are always so crazy school wise.

Nighty all.

Good night, Linda.  Good luck tomorrow.
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Post by: brian on September 13, 2020, 08:50:57 PM
I just checked. 'Them' was produced in 1954. I was 10. I took myself alone to the movies for the first time. Heavens knows why I chose that movie. I had to sleep with Mum that night and Dad was in my bed. I would not choose to see it even today. Unlike Chuck, I do not like horror movies.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 08:53:14 PM
Yes they were and also the interference of the Russians!! Things haven't changed much, have they?

Nope. And this dramatization of 1984 is so much like the base and their idea of sanity.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 08:53:43 PM
G'nite Linda!

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Post by: tfferg on September 13, 2020, 08:58:51 PM
I'm sorry to hear this, Tony. I hope they stop.

Maybe I need to somehow wake up before they start.

Sleep well, Linda.
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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 09:01:38 PM
Maybe I need to somehow wake up before they start.

Sleepweel, Linda.

I hope you have a better night's sleep next time, Tony.
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Post by: dejavu on September 13, 2020, 09:03:45 PM
Good night, Fritz.

Chuck, good night to you, if you're still up.  Have a good final half-day of work tomorrow, then a good staycation.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 13, 2020, 09:15:14 PM
G'nite Debbie!

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Post by: tfferg on September 13, 2020, 09:28:24 PM
I hope you have a better night's sleep next time, Tony.

Thanks, Debbie

Luckily the dreams are not keeping me awake, they just seem to occur just before I wake up at normal times.

Good night.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 09:41:12 PM
Well I got the reference to 1984 and big brother watching.

Thank ya, Auntie!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 09:41:42 PM
Aha!

Big Brother is a cutie!

Yeah, I thought so too!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 09:42:04 PM
Yes, THEM was the ants. TARANTULA and EARTH VS. THE SPIDER was spiders, THE BLACK SCORPION, THE DEADLY MANTIS, and THE BEGINNING OF THE END was grasshoppers.

I've seen all of them more than once. I love them, they are so kitschy.


They're hysterical, aren't they?
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 13, 2020, 09:46:52 PM
Hey everyone.

I posted this on my FB page, but I'm sharing here too.

Ok, so who remembers being a kid, and getting excited because the Christmas wishbook catalogs arrived?  I just found a website that has a bunch of them saved, from 1937 - 1996!
Click the link, and relive some childhood memories!

http://www.wishbookweb.com/the-catalogs/
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Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 07:03:44 AM
Hey everyone.

I posted this on my FB page, but I'm sharing here too.

Ok, so who remembers being a kid, and getting excited because the Christmas wishbook catalogs arrived?  I just found a website that has a bunch of them saved, from 1937 - 1996!
Click the link, and relive some childhood memories!

http://www.wishbookweb.com/the-catalogs/

This is so cool, Chuck!! thanks for sharing it! I'm going to bookmark it and go through a lot of them!!!
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Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 07:09:52 AM
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!!!

https://youtu.be/qu4v5hB1dKk
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Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 07:34:30 AM
Good morning, Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hey y'all, cloudy, fairly mild but humid here, not too bad.

Worried about Sally about to hit New Orleans head on.

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Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 07:57:45 AM
Good morning, Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hey y'all, cloudy, fairly mild but humid here, not too bad.

Worried about Sally about to hit New Orleans head on.

Good morning, Diners.

Fritz, I hadn't heard the latest reports, that sounds bad for New Orleans.  Will have to check it out more.  Here's hoping for the best.

Good morning, Linda.

Chuck, I'll have to check out those old catalogs, too.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 07:59:59 AM
Hey Debbie, yes, it should strike there tomorrow morning.

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Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 08:07:06 AM
Stuck at home today, for a while anyway.  I decided to put in a supermarket delivery order because I was almost out of water bottles, so had hoped to get up early and order around 7:00 AM.  But my supermarket account wouldn't let me log in, due to "too many attempts" -- What?  Said my account was locked for security reasons and to try again in an hour.

So, went down for breakfast and tried again later, and managed to place the order, for delivery today (luckily).  But instead of first available shopper, I have a five-hour window for delivery anywhere from now until 3:00.  Meanwhile, can't go to Target, and also can't call someone I wanted to call on my callphone (since that's the number he would recognize, and it's also the number the supermarket will use to send me updates).

Oh, well.  May get a little more rest until the cellphone starts ringing to say that shopping has begun.  At least, if I get this order delivered, that will be one big accomplishment for the month.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 08:20:15 AM
Good luck, Debbie. I'm trying to get in contact with one of the doctors that Earl trusts to try to have him somehow get in contact with Earl to reassure him. That's one of the things that our doctor friend suggested yesterday.

I tried to have the nurse-practitioner at the facility call the doctor, but this does not seem to have worked. But it's hard to say, since Earl has such little memory of things.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 09:24:28 AM

Good morning Diners!

Last day of work for the week for me, and then on to 'staycation'!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 09:25:29 AM
This is so cool, Chuck!! thanks for sharing it! I'm going to bookmark it and go through a lot of them!!!

Of course, I immediately went to the toys area, to bring back memories, but OMG, you have to go to the apparel pages!  LOL  People actually wore this stuff!  :laugh:
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 09:26:07 AM
Hey Debbie, yes, it should strike there tomorrow morning.

Ugh!   I hope everyone there is as prepared as they can be!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 09:35:11 AM
Hey Chuck!

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Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 09:59:47 AM
Good luck, Debbie. I'm trying to get in contact with one of the doctors that Earl trusts to try to have him somehow get in contact with Earl to reassure him. That's one of the things that our doctor friend suggested yesterday.

I tried to have the nurse-practitioner at the facility call the doctor, but this does not seem to have worked. But it's hard to say, since Earl has such little memory of things.

Good luck to you, Fritz, with getting in touch with that other doctor.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 09:59:49 AM
Hiya Fritzie!

:)

Just finishing up training.   What's up?
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Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 10:00:42 AM
Good morning Diners!

Last day of work for the week for me, and then on to 'staycation'!

Happy staying-cated, Chuck!   ;D
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Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 10:52:36 AM
Hiya Fritzie!

:)

Just finishing up training.   What's up?

Not much, I'll do weights at 2.

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Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 10:54:44 AM
Not much up here either, I just finished a game and won the Lime Produce badge (Geaux Lime!) and now will make some quick lunch. 

Not sure about later this afternoon.
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Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 11:21:37 AM
Good news is that the supermarket shopper found everything I ordered (it was mostly basic stuff, but heavy stuff) and didn't have to text me with any questions about substitutions.  And now even the cans and bottles are put away.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 11:41:32 AM
Yay!

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 14, 2020, 11:44:36 AM

Hi diners!

I was wondering if any of you have noticed places in your neighborhoods that have closed for good?  I mean, it's hard to tell if things are shut down temporarily or what's going on?  But I happened to read an online article about several things in my own neighborhood that are just closing down. This headline caught my eye:

Iconic Rage Nightclub in WeHo is Closing Permanently After 37 Years

"With the recent closing of GYM Sportsbar on July 8th and Flaming Saddles Saloon on August 16th, there was some speculation that Rage Nightclub was next on the Santa Monica Boulevard chopping block. Rage was subleasing the Showtimes Clothing
store space next door and it's unsure what will happen to Showtimes. Also permanently closed in WeHo in the last month are the Ramada located Supercuts, Halal Guys restaurant, LASC Apparel Store, and Baseline Fitness. Also closed this month in West Hollywood is the restaurant Fig & Olive on La Cienega and Melrose Place, site of an Obama fundrasiing dinner in 2012 that he attended after attending another at the House of Blues which also had recently shuttered.

So recently...gone:

Rage
GYM Sportsbar
Flaming Saddles
Showtimes Clothing
Supercuts
Halal Guys
LASC Apparel
Baseline Fitness
Fig & Olive

   :(

The current situation has a lot of buinesses in a holding pattern, but I fear a lot of things we know and dont know are being lost and disappearing for good. Especially at the neighborhood level.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 14, 2020, 11:47:14 AM

A friend of mine wrote recently:

"Time" is so weird. Have you noticed? The months fly by but the weeks crawl, and there aren't enough hours in the day even when you aren't doing anything.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 11:51:52 AM
Hey Lyle, I haven't really noticed, but then I haven't been out much.

Time does pass by unusually fast, but all of it does to me, hours, days, weeks, months.

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Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 11:54:11 AM

The current situation has a lot of buinesses in a holding pattern, but I fear a lot of things we know and dont know are being lost and disappearing for good. Especially at the neighborhood level.

Hi, Lyle.  I'm afraid that's probably true, I just haven't been out enough lately to know that they're gone.  But one of these days, we'll all know that they aren't there any more.
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Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 11:55:33 AM
If I'm lucky, I might get to Target yet, this afternoon.  I think they're still open, although not for the early-morning senior hours today.
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Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 01:42:52 PM
Back from Target.  Mostly successful, in that I got everything I wanted (paper towels, plus got some TP since it was there and I was there and it's still limit-one).

Also got some things I have to pick out in person:  toothbrushes, shampoo, card for my brother's wedding, one small bottle of brand-name Excedrin Migraine (all they had -- sign said acetaminophen products are in short supply, I suppose people are preparing for flu season on top of COVID).

Chuck, I took your recommendation and threw away my list before leaving the store, rather than bring it home.

And also, Chuck, I had to take a detour down the egg aisle at the edge of the food section, and my eyes came to rest on Sabra Hummus.  I got some, in Lemon Twist flavor.  Have you ever tried that?  I don't have carrot or celery sticks to put it on, but can dip crackers, I suppose.  Curious to see what it's like, since I do like lemon.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 01:45:12 PM
Love hummus!

And I'm surprised that the TP is still so limited, I think they've eased restrictions down here. I assume it's one package rather than one roll, right?

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 01:56:59 PM
Love hummus!

And I'm surprised that the TP is still so limited, I think they've eased restrictions down here. I assume it's one package rather than one roll, right?

Oh, yes.  One package.  Actually, on one of my supermarket delivery orders, there was no limit, and I got several medium-size packages (about 6 rolls in each one).

Target sells various larger sizes, including a 36-roll package (which opens up to be 3 10-roll inner packs).  I'd gotten one of those way back when TP was almost not to be found (and came out feeling quite smug about my prized find  :laugh: ) but I've used those up by now.  So today I got another Huge size (36-rolls).  I'm hoping not to have to go shopping for paper products when it's snow and ice out, because they're so cumbersome to deal with.
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Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 02:02:17 PM
Well, I'm really exhausted after that shopping trip.  I had some trouble finding a cart, pushing it, walking away from the cart to get things from other shelves without having anything to hold onto.  Then had trouble getting things into the car (trunk wouldn't open in the parking lot, but it opened as I was driving home  ::) -- it's a rusty latch).  And spilled some things onto the parking lot pavement before I could get them into the car.

Then came in the house, and found that I'd rushed out and left the microwave door open wide, and so on and so on.   :laugh:  I'm going to go take a nap and start over for dinner. 
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Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 02:09:42 PM
You deserve the rest, Debbie!

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 14, 2020, 03:07:14 PM
If I'm lucky, I might get to Target yet, this afternoon.  I think they're still open, although not for the early-morning senior hours today.

There's a woman I think I used to see a lot where I used to work and occasionally I see her in the market and we briefly chat. On the way out one day on the sidewalk I saw her and we talked about the occasional hassle of waiting in line. I mentioned the "senior hours" if we wanted to do that and said this market's was quite early. She replied, "I know. 6am-7am! That's crazy. I worked all my life and retired so I don't have to get up that early now."  LOL!

I have to agree.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 03:26:24 PM
Happy staying-cated, Chuck!   ;D

staycation has officially begun.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 03:32:35 PM
Good news is that the supermarket shopper found everything I ordered (it was mostly basic stuff, but heavy stuff) and didn't have to text me with any questions about substitutions.  And now even the cans and bottles are put away.

Things are getting better.

When I did my last order, I had only one substitution.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 03:37:10 PM
A friend of mine wrote recently:

"Time" is so weird. Have you noticed? The months fly by but the weeks crawl, and there aren't enough hours in the day even when you aren't doing anything.


This is actually really true!   I always seem to need to get other stuff done by the end of the day, yet the weeks crawl, and then by the end of the month, I'm thinking, wow, that month passed quickly!

:laugh:


Hi diners!

I was wondering if any of you have noticed places in your neighborhoods that have closed for good?  I mean, it's hard to tell if things are shut down temporarily or what's going on?  But I happened to read an online article about several things in my own neighborhood that are just closing down. This headline caught my eye:

Iconic Rage Nightclub in WeHo is Closing Permanently After 37 Years

"With the recent closing of GYM Sportsbar on July 8th and Flaming Saddles Saloon on August 16th, there was some speculation that Rage Nightclub was next on the Santa Monica Boulevard chopping block. Rage was subleasing the Showtimes Clothing
store space next door and it's unsure what will happen to Showtimes. Also permanently closed in WeHo in the last month are the Ramada located Supercuts, Halal Guys restaurant, LASC Apparel Store, and Baseline Fitness. Also closed this month in West Hollywood is the restaurant Fig & Olive on La Cienega and Melrose Place, site of an Obama fundrasiing dinner in 2012 that he attended after attending another at the House of Blues which also had recently shuttered.

So recently...gone:

Rage
GYM Sportsbar
Flaming Saddles
Showtimes Clothing
Supercuts
Halal Guys
LASC Apparel
Baseline Fitness
Fig & Olive

   :(

The current situation has a lot of buinesses in a holding pattern, but I fear a lot of things we know and dont know are being lost and disappearing for good. Especially at the neighborhood level.


I haven't noticed any in my area, I will have to keep an eye out when I go for a drive.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 03:39:24 PM
Chuck, I took your recommendation and threw away my list before leaving the store, rather than bring it home.

And also, Chuck, I had to take a detour down the egg aisle at the edge of the food section, and my eyes came to rest on Sabra Hummus.  I got some, in Lemon Twist flavor.  Have you ever tried that?  I don't have carrot or celery sticks to put it on, but can dip crackers, I suppose.  Curious to see what it's like, since I do like lemon.


Lemon Twist Humus?  That's a new one on me.   I tend to get the variety that's labeled "Supremely Spicy".   Yum!

Yes, you can dip crackers in hummus.  A sliced baguette works as well.  I tend to use broccoli or cauliflower.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 03:42:06 PM
I mentioned the "senior hours" if we wanted to do that and said this market's was quite early. She replied, "I know. 6am-7am! That's crazy. I worked all my life and retired so I don't have to get up that early now."  LOL!

I have to agree.

That is awfully early, Lyle.  I have to agree, too.  My supermarket also has early hours that might start at 6 AM, but I'm never up and dressed to go out by then.

Target is a bit more reasonable:  8-9 AM, Tuesday and Wednesday only, for seniors hours, because they don't open at all until 8 AM.  That's still early, but I went a couple of times at about 8:20, at the beginning of COVID.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 03:43:06 PM
Love hummus!

And I'm surprised that the TP is still so limited, I think they've eased restrictions down here. I assume it's one package rather than one roll, right?


Have you ever had Baba ghanoush, Fritz?

As for toilet paper, when I went to Target last, they still had signs up limiting it to one package a customer.   For me, that's not a problem, as I live alone.   I've only been able to find 12-packs (I would always just get a 4-pack) so they last a while for me.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 03:43:29 PM
staycation has officially begun.

Yaaay!

And I'm back from a nap.  I think I'll order dinner delivered tonight, too, with some extra salads and hoagies.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 03:45:19 PM
Target sells various larger sizes, including a 36-roll package (which opens up to be 3 10-roll inner packs).  I'd gotten one of those way back when TP was almost not to be found (and came out feeling quite smug about my prized find  :laugh: ) but I've used those up by now.  So today I got another Huge size (36-rolls).  I'm hoping not to have to go shopping for paper products when it's snow and ice out, because they're so cumbersome to deal with.

That's actually a smart idea.   I currently have 2 12-packs in my closet, so I don't need them for a while.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 03:47:13 PM

Lemon Twist Humus?  That's a new one on me.   I tend to get the variety that's labeled "Supremely Spicy".   Yum!

Yes, you can dip crackers in hummus.  A sliced baguette works as well.  I tend to use broccoli or cauliflower.

I'll probably try the lemon twist hummus tonight, it looks intriguing.

You told me about Sabra brand hummus years ago, and I did try some type of garlic-flavored hummus back then (it was good).
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 04:07:25 PM

Have you ever had Baba ghanoush, Fritz?

As for toilet paper, when I went to Target last, they still had signs up limiting it to one package a customer.   For me, that's not a problem, as I live alone.   I've only been able to find 12-packs (I would always just get a 4-pack) so they last a while for me.

I think so, at a Lebanese restaurant. We've got one not far from us, but I don't get there much because it's rather pricey.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 14, 2020, 04:26:10 PM
Hello Debbie

I hope you have ha a good rest after your shopping trip.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 14, 2020, 04:27:43 PM
Hello Fritz

Good luck with getting the doctors Earl trusts in touch with him.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 04:29:36 PM
I think so, at a Lebanese restaurant. We've got one not far from us, but I don't get there much because it's rather pricey.

I've only had it once or twice.  Not bad, but I prefer hummus.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 04:30:07 PM
Hello Tony!  Good to see you!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 14, 2020, 04:30:33 PM
Hello Chuck

I've too often binged on Bread and hummus and baba ghanoush.

Enjoy your staycation.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 04:39:32 PM
Hey Tony!

It seems that Earl finally has a landline phone in his room, but he still has some trouble answering it, and gets tied up with the cord. I've yet to get the direct extension number from the nurse station.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 14, 2020, 04:39:38 PM
Got a happy surprise yesterday - Gordon, our neighbour over the back fence rang the doorbell bringing us some cake he made with some of the mandarins from our garden Phong gave him a few days ago. We enjoyed it all the more when we found it wasn't sweet.

Unfortunately, Gordon and Janet will be moving away soon, though they're not living in their house behind us any more. Gordon had just come over to do some more work on repairing the house so that they can sell or rent it out.

I told Phong he was in a hurry to get to work on the house, but he persuaded him to go and look at the boards on a corner of our house below the living room that Phong wants his advice and help with repairing.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 04:42:16 PM
Had a salad yesterday called Thai'N'Cashews. I'm sure it would be unrecognizable to Phong, but it's pretty tasty.

Green and red cabbage, green leaf lettuce, carrots and green onions, Thai spiced wonton strips, roasted cashews, toasted coconut flakes and creamy Thai dressing.

The dressing consists of water, sugar (unavoidable here), sunflower seed butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, distilled vinegar, sesame oil. cornstarch, salt, canola oil, xanthan gum, dried red pepper, dried ginger.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 14, 2020, 04:44:02 PM
There seems to have been another incident at the flats across the T-intersection at the end of our street yesterday evening. There were three fire engines with flashing lights there for some time. Looking from out the front of our place, I couldn't see any signs of fire or smoke. I didn't go any closer because I didn't want to get in the crews' way.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 14, 2020, 04:49:31 PM
Had a salad yesterday called Thai'N'Cashews. I'm sure it would be unrecognizable to Phong, but it's pretty tasty.

Green and red cabbage, green leaf lettuce, carrots and green onions, Thai spiced wonton strips, roasted cashews, toasted coconut flakes and creamy Thai dressing.

The dressing consists of water, sugar (unavoidable here), sunflower seed butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, distilled vinegar, sesame oil. cornstarch, salt, canola oil, xanthan gum, dried red pepper, dried ginger.

Interesting, Fritz. It doesn't sound like anything I've encountered in Thailand.

Thais tend to put sugar in everything, but so do people in Australia. Nearly all the recipes I see in our Australian newspapers and magazine supplements include sugar and salt in the savoury dishes and often cured and smoked meats.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 04:51:41 PM
Hello Debbie

I hope you have ha a good rest after your shopping trip.

Hi, Tony.  Thanks.  I did rest, and now am eating dinner.  Not a bad evening.

How are you and Phong?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 04:54:44 PM
Hello Chuck

I've too often binged on Bread and hummus and baba ghanoush.

Enjoy your staycation.


I intend to!  ;D

I got turned on to hummus at work.  We had a group that went to lunch at the same time each day, and we would take turns buying things to share.   For a while we were buying Nutella, and fresh fruit. 

Then we went through all the flavors of Sabra hummus and crackers.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 04:55:47 PM
Had a salad yesterday called Thai'N'Cashews. I'm sure it would be unrecognizable to Phong, but it's pretty tasty.

Green and red cabbage, green leaf lettuce, carrots and green onions, Thai spiced wonton strips, roasted cashews, toasted coconut flakes and creamy Thai dressing.

The dressing consists of water, sugar (unavoidable here), sunflower seed butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, distilled vinegar, sesame oil. cornstarch, salt, canola oil, xanthan gum, dried red pepper, dried ginger.

Sounds good, Fritz.  I'd probably have troubles with the onions, but the rest sounds pretty tasty.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 05:05:44 PM
Wow, four tropical systems active in the Atlantic/Gulf. Unheard of. It looks like Sally might pass to the east of New Orleans, that's the less destructive side, if it has to be, at least.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 05:15:01 PM
Wow, four tropical systems active in the Atlantic/Gulf. Unheard of. It looks like Sally might pass to the east of New Orleans, that's the less destructive side, if it has to be, at least.

Some good news, I suppose, although it's hard to call any of it good.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 14, 2020, 05:19:02 PM
Hi, Tony.  Thanks.  I did rest, and now am eating dinner.  Not a bad evening.

How are you and Phong?

Good, Debbie.

I felt uneasy last night, but I didn't have any bad dreams. Phong said he couldn't sleep after 7am because of the noise of the carpenters next door.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 05:46:07 PM
Yes, carpenters' noise is tough, so early in the morning.

Glad you didn't have any bad dreams.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 05:46:55 PM
Good morning, Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hey y'all, cloudy, fairly mild but humid here, not too bad.

Worried about Sally about to hit New Orleans head on.



Hey Fritz! :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

I can imagine that you are Fritz! I hope there are minimal problems.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 05:48:01 PM
My salmon dinner was delicious (I had half tonight and saved half for tomorrow) and I'm stuffed.  So I may not try the hummus tonight, unless it's a late-night snack.  (Maybe just a sneak peek taste.)

But there is a side salad that came with dinner, and a roll, and the hummus would be good with that tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 05:50:34 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

I wasn't very hungry so I just had a couple of chimichangas, I might have something more later on.

Since Hot Pockets have gotten so expensive and my favorite flavors harder to find, I've been having chimichangas or burritos in their place, usually after a Safeway Select entree.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 05:55:15 PM
Hi diners!

I was wondering if any of you have noticed places in your neighborhoods that have closed for good?  I mean, it's hard to tell if things are shut down temporarily or what's going on?  But I happened to read an online article about several things in my own neighborhood that are just closing down. This headline caught my eye:

Iconic Rage Nightclub in WeHo is Closing Permanently After 37 Years

"With the recent closing of GYM Sportsbar on July 8th and Flaming Saddles Saloon on August 16th, there was some speculation that Rage Nightclub was next on the Santa Monica Boulevard chopping block. Rage was subleasing the Showtimes Clothing
store space next door and it's unsure what will happen to Showtimes. Also permanently closed in WeHo in the last month are the Ramada located Supercuts, Halal Guys restaurant, LASC Apparel Store, and Baseline Fitness. Also closed this month in West Hollywood is the restaurant Fig & Olive on La Cienega and Melrose Place, site of an Obama fundrasiing dinner in 2012 that he attended after attending another at the House of Blues which also had recently shuttered.

So recently...gone:

Rage
GYM Sportsbar
Flaming Saddles
Showtimes Clothing
Supercuts
Halal Guys
LASC Apparel
Baseline Fitness
Fig & Olive

   :(

The current situation has a lot of buinesses in a holding pattern, but I fear a lot of things we know and dont know are being lost and disappearing for good. Especially at the neighborhood level.


Here in New Mexico, Lyle, they are saying that 1/3 of the Mom & Pop businesses are closed for good. This is state wide. There is even about 5 of the really long term and established local places that have been around since the 50's or earlier have closed for good as well. It's a shame!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 05:55:41 PM
Wow, four tropical systems active in the Atlantic/Gulf. Unheard of. It looks like Sally might pass to the east of New Orleans, that's the less destructive side, if it has to be, at least.

Between the ones that have fully developed, and the ones out there developing, I've heard there are 7 storms/depressions.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 05:56:39 PM
staycation has officially begun.

YAY!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 05:56:56 PM
Hey Fritz! :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

I can imagine that you are Fritz! I hope there are minimal problems.

Hi, Linda!  I was just reading about Sally and the other tropical storms.

It's hard to believe we're already up to Vicky, with a V.


How are you this evening?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 05:57:46 PM
I felt uneasy last night, but I didn't have any bad dreams. Phong said he couldn't sleep after 7am because of the noise of the carpenters next door.

I hate when dreams disrupt sleep like that.   When I would wake up, I would do what I called "change of venue" and would get up, watch TV for about 15 minutes, and then my thought processes had changed, and I could go back to sleep.

As for carpenters in the morning, there should be a law against that, they shouldn't be able to do that until 9:00am.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 05:59:54 PM
Hiya Auntie! 

:)

Good to see you!!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 06:29:21 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

I wasn't very hungry so I just had a couple of chimichangas, I might have something more later on.

Since Hot Pockets have gotten so expensive and my favorite flavors harder to find, I've been having chimichangas or burritos in their place, usually after a Safeway Select entree.



I'm glad you had a good supper Fritz  I made skillet tuna casserole with pork & beans and potato chips.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 06:30:21 PM
My salmon dinner was delicious (I had half tonight and saved half for tomorrow) and I'm stuffed.  So I may not try the hummus tonight, unless it's a late-night snack.  (Maybe just a sneak peek taste.)

But there is a side salad that came with dinner, and a roll, and the hummus would be good with that tomorrow.

I'm glad you had a good supper as well, Debbie. Salmon isn't my think, but I know you like it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 06:31:28 PM
Wow, four tropical systems active in the Atlantic/Gulf. Unheard of. It looks like Sally might pass to the east of New Orleans, that's the less destructive side, if it has to be, at least.



I hope this happens Fritz. They don't need anymore crap.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 06:32:44 PM
Hi, Linda!  I was just reading about Sally and the other tropical storms.

It's hard to believe we're already up to Vicky, with a V.


How are you this evening?

I'm doing ok, Debbie. Just tired, but this seems to be the case for me most of the time.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 06:33:45 PM
Hiya Auntie! 

:)

Good to see you!!!

Good to see you as well, Chuck. Do you have anything particular planned for this week?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 06:35:33 PM
Hi Tony. It's so good to see you. I hope you and Phong are doing well.

I'm sorry about your disrupted sleep and your feeling of uneasiness. Do you have an idea what might be causing it?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 06:36:58 PM
Good to see you as well, Chuck. Do you have anything particular planned for this week?

Just to get some stuff done around the apartment, maybe get the Halloween stuff out.  I won't put it up yet, too early.   Just to have it ready.

I'm also meeting friends for a social distance dinner.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 06:37:57 PM
Since Hot Pockets have gotten so expensive and my favorite flavors harder to find, I've been having chimichangas or burritos in their place, usually after a Safeway Select entree.

I can't remember the last time I had a Hot Pocket.   I used to get the pepperoni ones.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 06:38:26 PM
How is schooling going, Auntie?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 06:39:16 PM
I just saw a video that shows that Sally took a 180 to the west and is now drifting north which puts it more into Mississippi
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 06:41:29 PM
How is schooling going, Auntie?

Oh about the same. They've revised the daily schedule yet again, so we need to get used to the new one now. It's not going to be a good set up at all, so just have to get used to the schooling the way it is.

It's also very tiring.as the work on the computer bus not very easy, so she needs a lot of direction.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 06:42:35 PM
I just saw a video that shows that Sally took a 180 to the west and is now drifting north which puts it more into Mississippi

I'm guessing that's a recent development.  I hope that area was prepping, just in case.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 06:43:38 PM
Oh about the same. They've revised the daily schedule yet again, so we need to get used to the new one now. It's not going to be a good set up at all, so just have to get used to the schooling the way it is.

They need to stick to a plan.  They can't just keep throwing people's schedules up in the air like that.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 06:45:22 PM
I'm glad you had a good supper Fritz  I made skillet tuna casserole with pork & beans and potato chips.

Oh, this sounds good, Linda.

I opened the Lemon Twist Hummus and dabbed a tiny bit on a spoon, and it's really good.  But I won't eat anything else with it tonight.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 06:47:06 PM
Sounds like I'll have to try that variety of hummus the next time I go shopping.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 06:47:13 PM
I'm glad you had a good supper as well, Debbie. Salmon isn't my think, but I know you like it.

Thanks, Linda.  I prefer trout, honestly, but trout isn't something that the pizza place cooks and delivers.  Someday I'll get to Cracker Barrel and get some trout there.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 06:49:04 PM
I'm doing ok, Debbie. Just tired, but this seems to be the case for me most of the time.

Yes, I can understand you being tired.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 06:52:04 PM
Sounds like I'll have to try that variety of hummus the next time I go shopping.

I'd think you'd like it, Chuck.  Hope you can find it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 06:53:03 PM
I just saw a video that shows that Sally took a 180 to the west and is now drifting north which puts it more into Mississippi

Yes, the Mississippi coast with its barrier islands can take a direct his better than Louisiana with all of its wetlands, especially if the wind is from the southeast driving Gulf waters directly toward the city.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 06:53:53 PM
Now they're talking about Sally, on CNN.  Or they will be, after the commercial break.  I want to hear this.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 06:54:16 PM
I'm guessing that's a recent development.  I hope that area was prepping, just in case.

Yeah, things are always changeable when it comes to hurricanes. People will still remain evacuated and prepared, especially outside the levee protected areas.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 07:01:22 PM
Mobile and Mobile Bay, they're talking about, as well as Mississippi.  But it's slowing down and will bring a lot more rain.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 07:05:06 PM
I'd think you'd like it, Chuck.  Hope you can find it.

I'm sure I'll be able to find it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 07:31:41 PM
Oh, that Kraft commercial about makin' grilled cheese just came on.    :D

It makes me so hungry!  The sizzling pan on the stove!  (Even though I'm really still stuffed.)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 07:50:07 PM
Oh yeah, that one plays all the time.

there's one that plays all the time in this area for a law firm, and it annoys the crap out of me.  They're a NYC based firm, and during the voice over you here:

"We don't care if your a Jets or Giants fan, Knicks, Nets,  doesn't matter us."

::)

"doesn't matter  us".....ugh.   And anytime I hear that line, I think of another law firm going:  "Oh, you're a Jets fan?  We can't help you.  You'll need to find another law firm."
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 14, 2020, 07:59:56 PM
Hi Tony. It's so good to see you. I hope you and Phong are doing well.

I'm sorry about your disrupted sleep and your feeling of uneasiness. Do you have an idea what might be causing it?

Thanks, Linda. I get uneasy about the possibility of my email being hacked, but I slept OK last night. I didn't have any more bad dreams - I guess they weren't about the pandemic, they were related to feelings about it and the lockdown here.

Compared with so many other people, we are OK. Fingers crossed !
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 08:05:21 PM
Mobile and Mobile Bay, they're talking about, as well as Mississippi.  But it's slowing down and will bring a lot more rain.

Yes, the slowing down will mean more rain and more sustained wind. It might strengthen as long as it's over warm Gulf water.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 14, 2020, 08:15:14 PM
The carpenters are working on the framework for the upper floor of the house under construction next door. The front rooms are set back a metre or more from the lower floor. Phong got worried that there would be a balcony or walkway overlooking our kitchen window, but there is nothing of the sort in the architects' plans. The front room windows, which don't reach the floor, face the street.There is an opening for a window in the upper floor bathroom, but it is high above where the bath will be and will no doubt have the kind of non-transparent glass that the windows in the other two units overlooking our backyard have.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 08:28:34 PM
there's one that plays all the time in this area for a law firm, and it annoys the crap out of me.  They're a NYC based firm, and during the voice over you here:

"We don't care if your a Jets or Giants fan, Knicks, Nets,  doesn't matter us."

::)

"doesn't matter  us".....ugh.   And anytime I hear that line, I think of another law firm going:  "Oh, you're a Jets fan?  We can't help you.  You'll need to find another law firm."

 :laugh:

That would be an annoying commercial.  Nothing like that in the Philly area, that I've heard.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 08:33:45 PM
I just finished the badge for a fruit called Rambutan.  Strange looking, and I looked it up and found that the fruit is native to Southeast Asia, and the name refers to its hairy-looking appearance.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 08:37:41 PM
:laugh:

That would be an annoying commercial.  Nothing like that in the Philly area, that I've heard.


I found it on YouTube.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYBgl6PE6lY
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 08:49:37 PM

I found it on YouTube.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYBgl6PE6lY

A rather straight-laced looking group of lawyers.  Frowning.

I guess Philly doesn't have enough sports teams to put a line like that in a lawyer commercial.  Otherwise, the commercial wouldn't be too out of place here, except our lawyer commercials are often yelling and screaming.  Especially the personal injury commercials..
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 14, 2020, 09:05:01 PM
Well, I'm going to get ready for bed, so good night, everyone.

Have a good day tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 14, 2020, 09:10:35 PM
I just finished the badge for a fruit called Rambutan.  Strange looking, and I looked it up and found that the fruit is native to Southeast Asia, and the name refers to its hairy-looking appearance.

When you peel off the skin, there is a juicy white fruit similar to lychees. We often enjoyed them in Thailand.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 09:16:11 PM
A rather straight-laced looking group of lawyers.  Frowning.

I guess Philly doesn't have enough sports teams to put a line that in a lawyer commercial.  Otherwise, the commercial wouldn't be too out of place here, except our lawyer commercials are often yelling and screaming.  Especially the personal injury commercials..


Straight-laced is a great way to describe them.  LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 09:18:50 PM
When you peel off the skin, there is a juicy white fruit similar to lychees. We often enjoyed them in Thailand.

Definitely interesting looking!  I wonder who the first person was to decide to see if they were edible.


(https://e2c4a8m6.stackpathcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Rambutan-fruit.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 14, 2020, 09:29:23 PM
Definitely interesting looking!  I wonder who the first person was to decide to see if they were edible.


(https://e2c4a8m6.stackpathcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Rambutan-fruit.jpg)

That's a question I've often wondered about fruits, nuts, vegetables and mushrooms.

What role did instinct play ? Did early humans take their cue from observing animals and birds eating them ?

How did they discover that seeds of cereals can be ground to make flour to make bread ? 
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 09:40:50 PM
That's a question I've often wondered about fruits, nuts, vegetables and mushrooms.

What role did instinct play ? Did early humans take their cue from observing animals and birds eating them ?

How did they discover that seeds of cereals can be ground to make flour to make bread? 


I wonder about stuff like that too........what if there were a lot of primitive people around, and they all took turns eating things, and if someone dropped dead, they remembered not to eat it.  :laugh:
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Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2020, 09:44:40 PM
G'nite Debbie!

I might go to the post office to mail the quarterly tax payments for Earl and me tomorrow, rather than put them in the mailbox for pickup.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2020, 09:59:48 PM
Sleep well, Debs!
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Post by: brian on September 14, 2020, 10:13:32 PM
G'nite Debbie!

I might go to the post office to mail the quarterly tax payments for Earl and me tomorrow, rather than put them in the mailbox for pickup.
;D
This afternoon, after our hike, we went for coffee in a small town and there was an old post office there. It is now a private residence. One lady had a letter to post but we could not see a post box. There are no post offices in New Zealand anymore, you need to go to an agency, perhaps a supermarket or a book shop or a pharmacy.  On the drive back we were discussing how we hardly ever use cash anymore, they paid me cash for petrol and I will not use it until I go to the Farmers Market. One lady said "they still use cheques in the USA". Several of our banks no longer issue cheques. and none of us could remember when we last wrote a cheque. I have to pay tax once per year, only because I have Australian income, the tax on all my other NZ income (superannuation and bank interest) is taken out before it goes into my bank account and paid direct to the tax office. The tax office has my bank account on file and takes out what I have to pay on my Aussie income on a date of my choosing (within 12 months but I pay immediately, it is less than $200).  I file my tax online.
There were about 19 of us buying coffee and only one, a lady in her late 80's, paid by cash. The guy before me had to put in his PIN but I just tapped my card on the machine.
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Post by: brian on September 14, 2020, 10:18:41 PM
Young people pay each other by cell phone. There are adverts on TV from banks showing how to do it and I have seen people tapping their phones on machines in shops while i still tap my card. Paying with my cellphone is still a step too far for me.
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Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 11:55:47 PM

I wonder about stuff like that too........what if there were a lot of primitive people around, and they all took turns eating things, and if someone dropped dead, they remembered not to eat it.  :laugh:

Stuff likes this begs the question as to why barns are painted red?
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Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2020, 11:56:29 PM
G'nite Debbie!

I might go to the post office to mail the quarterly tax payments for Earl and me tomorrow, rather than put them in the mailbox for pickup.



Sounds like a safe plan, Fritz.
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 06:25:26 AM

I wonder about stuff like that too........what if there were a lot of primitive people around, and they all took turns eating things, and if someone dropped dead, they remembered not to eat it.  :laugh:

 :laugh:

Good way to find out.   ;D
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 06:26:50 AM
G'nite Debbie!

I might go to the post office to mail the quarterly tax payments for Earl and me tomorrow, rather than put them in the mailbox for pickup.

Good idea, Fritz.  Sounds safer.  They just have to be postmarked by the 15th?
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 06:32:22 AM
Good morning, Diners.  I'm early, haven't had breakfast yet, and have other things to do this morning, so I'll be back later.

The house is very cool this morning, not sure about outside.  Oh -- just checked, and the Weather says it's only 53 degrees right now, and will be 71 for a high, and sunny.  Nice day.
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Post by: killersmom on September 15, 2020, 07:00:09 AM
Good morning all!!

https://youtu.be/7CuZr1Dz3sk

I hope all your days go well!!
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Post by: Sara B on September 15, 2020, 07:13:27 AM

Lemon Twist Humus?  That's a new one on me.   I tend to get the variety that's labeled "Supremely Spicy".   Yum!

Yes, you can dip crackers in hummus.  A sliced baguette works as well.  I tend to use broccoli or cauliflower.

You can eat it on bread or in sandwiches, with salad, or even spoon it out of the carton! I like almost any king, but Moroccan Spice is my favourite.
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Post by: Gazapete on September 15, 2020, 08:05:43 AM
Hi dear Diners! I have been busy these last days with a translation, what have I missed? I hope you are all well!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 08:09:42 AM
Good idea, Fritz.  Sounds safer.  They just have to be postmarked by the 15th?

Hey Debbie, yep. The postmark date is what's important.

Hey y'all, the coolest it's been in months here, it got down into the 50's overnight. Pleasant in the house, a little cool but I can put on a jacket when need be, and with the sun shining it will get warmer later on.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 08:10:30 AM
Hey Linda!

Hey Sara!

¡Hola Elenita!

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Post by: Gazapete on September 15, 2020, 08:11:30 AM
¡Hola Fritzito!  :-*
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 08:16:54 AM
Good morning Diners!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 08:18:58 AM
Hey staycationing Chuck!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 08:20:55 AM
Young people pay each other by cell phone. There are adverts on TV from banks showing how to do it and I have seen people tapping their phones on machines in shops while i still tap my card. Paying with my cellphone is still a step too far for me.


I have an app on my phone that allows me to do that.  I believe it's called Venmo. 

I didn't want to start using it, but before Covid, when I was in the office with my coworkers, we would occasionally play the lottery when the prize would go over $200 million.  Some of the coworkers would forget to bring cash, and they offered to pay me by Venmo, so in order to get everyone's money on time or the games, I downloaded it.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 08:22:21 AM
Stuff likes this begs the question as to why barns are painted red?

I hadn't thought about it before, but after reading your post, I had to go find out.

Google to the rescue.


Ever drove down the countryside and wondered why all the barns are painted red? The answer, like most things, lies in our history.

New England settlers didn't have enough money to paint their farms. So they needed a cheap way to protect the barns' wood. They mixed skimmed milk, lime, and red iron oxide to make a red, plastic-like coating. The coating protected the wood and kept barns warmer in the winter. Soon, manufacturers began preparing paint with chemical pigments. Red became the most famous among farmers because it was the cheapest. The tradition continues today.
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Post by: Sara B on September 15, 2020, 08:24:47 AM
Hello Linda, Debbie, Fritz, Chuck, Elena - hope that’s right!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 08:26:17 AM
You can eat it on bread or in sandwiches, with salad, or even spoon it out of the carton! I like almost any king, but Moroccan Spice is my favourite.

Good morning Sara!  :-*

Hope you're feeling well today!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 08:27:40 AM
Hey y'all, the coolest it's been in months here, it got down into the 50's overnight. Pleasant in the house, a little cool but I can put on a jacket when need be, and with the sun shining it will get warmer later on.


Hiya Fritzie!  It's currently in the upper 50s now.  Supposed to reach 70.
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Post by: Gazapete on September 15, 2020, 08:28:32 AM
I hadn't thought about it before, but after reading your post, I had to go find out.

Google to the rescue.


Ever drove down the countryside and wondered why all the barns are painted red? The answer, like most things, lies in our history.

New England settlers didn't have enough money to paint their farms. So they needed a cheap way to protect the barns' wood. They mixed skimmed milk, lime, and red iron oxide to make a red, plastic-like coating. The coating protected the wood and kept barns warmer in the winter. Soon, manufacturers began preparing paint with chemical pigments. Red became the most famous among farmers because it was the cheapest. The tradition continues today.

I wonder if the costume comes from Sweden? Lots of red wooden barns and houses there too.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 09:04:29 AM
Hi dear Diners! I have been busy these last days with a translation, what have I missed? I hope you are all well!


Hello busy Elena!  :-*

What have you missed?  Let's see.



Ingy has been watching numerous gay movies, Sara is his supplier.

Linda had been feeling sick, but has recovered.

Tony told the story of a wedding trip, and a suggestion for a walk in the mountains was suggeseted, and it turned out to be a hike up Phu Kradeung in Loei.  It was steep, and he and Phong stopped for rests, and kept getting passed by women carrying supplies, and 'ladyboys' running down the trail in their high heels.

Linda is rereading Dune in anticipation of the new movie release.

Ing left for his trip, and will be back the 21st or 22nd.

Sara had some stomach issues.

Jenny had a periodontal visit, and he thinks he can adjust her jaw, and she may not need the CPAP machine after the adjustment.

Fritz has had a few visits with Earl, some better than others.  Phone issues continue.

All of last week I had training for a new system at work, so from 8 -12 each day I was on a webinar, getting online instructions on how to use this new system.

The air conditioning repairman had to come out to Linda's family's house, the a/c was broken, and it's only 3 years old.  They were not amused.  This lead to a conversation about appliances and how long they used to last.  Refrigerators seem to last long over here.  People talked about having them for 20 years or more.

Debbie and I discussed online crossword puzzles.

Debbie and Fritz chatted about the football game they were watching at the same time.

Tony told us that the pittosporum trees were in full bloom, and have been dropping tons of flowers around.  He wanted to go out and hang laundry to dry, but Phong made him wait until he swept a clear path for Tony to use.

Sunday arrived and I went to do laundry and visit with my parents.  Fritz got some Panzanella from Louise, and he and Debbie discussed their usual Sunday evening radio show.

Linda got a haircut, and Debbie washed her hair.

My parents wanted to go to a store called Bed, Bath & Beyond, but couldn't locate one.  I knew where one was, so I drove them to it so they could find it on their own.

Brian posted a video of a morning news show in NZ, where they had an entertainer signing "September" by Earth Wind & Fire, but he was singing it in the Maori language.  You can see the performance at the link below, it's really good.

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/te-wiki-o-reo-m-ori-kicks-off-today-nationwide-event-midday?auto=6190397979001


Debbie had a successful shopping delivery, with no substitutions, which meant the store had everything she needed.  This led to a discussion of shopping habits.  I posted that I now leave my phone in the car instead of bringing it inside with me.  This prevents me from touching something, and then touching my phone, and getting germs on my phone.  Brian replied that stores in NZ prefer you bring your phone in with you, as it's used as a tracking device, in case one needs to be notified about possible exposure to Covid.  Stores are having people check in by scanning with their phones, and it leaves an easily referred list of who was in the store.


Brian posted that Jacinda Ardern is campaigning in Otepoti, Dunedin, which lead to a brief discussion of how positively she is viewed as a leader.


Brian also posted that on the South Island, there have not had any cases of Covid since April, however in Auckland yesterday there was one community case and it has been announced that the person went to the gym, supermarket and a variety store last week. Those at the gym at the same time must now be tested and isolate until they get their results. Those in the stores at the same time are just asked to watch for symptoms.


Tony has had some recent sleep issues, due to disruptive dreams.


Lyle dropped by the diner to say hello, and ask about local businesses that were closing down permanently due to Covid.  Linda confirmed that some local businesses by her have had the same unfortunate experience.


Tony had a visit from a neighbor who will be moving away soon.   They gave Tony a Phong a cake.


Linda is still home-schooling Lilia, but the school keeps changing the way things are done, which is frustrating.


You're pretty much caught up now!
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Post by: Sara B on September 15, 2020, 09:17:29 AM
Good morning Sara!  :-*

Hope you're feeling well today!

Thanks, I am. It seems to be 2 days on, 2 days off, or something like that! Just going to try to swim if I can manage to park near the beach. I think this late it should be ok. (It’s 4.15 now)
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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 15, 2020, 09:18:27 AM

Hello busy Elena!  :-*

What have you missed?  Let's see.



Ingy has been watching numerous gay movies, Sara is his supplier.

Linda had been feeling sick, but has recovered.

Tony told the story of a wedding trip, and a suggestion for a walk in the mountains was suggeseted, and it turned out to be a hike up Phu Kradeung in Loei.  It was steep, and he and Phong stopped for rests, and kept getting passed by women carrying supplies, and 'ladyboys' running down the trail in their high heels.

Linda is rereading Dune in anticipation of the new movie release.

Ing left for his trip, and will be back the 21st or 22nd.

Sara had some stomach issues.

Jenny had a periodontal visit, and he thinks he can adjust her jaw, and she may not need the CPAP machine after the adjustment.

Fritz has had a few visits with Earl, some better than others.  Phone issues continue.

All of last week I had training for a new system at work, so from 8 -12 each day I was on a webinar, getting online instructions on how to use this new system.

The air conditioning repairman had to come out to Linda's family's house, the a/c was broken, and it's only 3 years old.  They were not amused.  This lead to a conversation about appliances and how long they used to last.  Refrigerators seem to last long over here.  People talked about having them for 20 years or more.

Debbie and I discussed online crossword puzzles.

Debbie and Fritz chatted about the football game they were watching at the same time.

Tony told us that the pittosporum trees were in full bloom, and have been dropping tons of flowers around.  He wanted to go out and hang laundry to dry, but Phong made him wait until he swept a clear path for Tony to use.

Sunday arrived and I went to do laundry and visit with my parents.  Fritz got some Panzanella from Louise, and he and Debbie discussed their usual Sunday evening radio show.

Linda got a haircut, and Debbie washed her hair.

My parents wanted to go to a store called Bed, Bath & Beyond, but couldn't locate one.  I knew where one was, so I drove them to it so they could find it on their own.

Brian posted a video of a morning news show in NZ, where they had an entertainer signing "September" by Earth Wind & Fire, but he was singing it in the Maori language.  You can see the performance at the link below, it's really good.

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/te-wiki-o-reo-m-ori-kicks-off-today-nationwide-event-midday?auto=6190397979001


Debbie had a successful shopping delivery, with no substitutions, which meant the store had everything she needed.  This led to a discussion of shopping habits.  I posted that I now leave my phone in the car instead of bringing it inside with me.  This prevents me from touching something, and then touching my phone, and getting germs on my phone.  Brian replied that stores in NZ prefer you bring your phone in with you, as it's used as a tracking device, in case one needs to be notified about possible exposure to Covid.  Stores are having people check in by scanning with their phones, and it leaves an easily referred list of who was in the store.


Brian posted that Jacinda Ardern is campaigning in Otepoti, Dunedin, which lead to a brief discussion of how positively she is viewed as a leader.


Brian also posted that on the South Island, there have not had any cases of Covid since April, however in Auckland yesterday there was one community case and it has been announced that the person went to the gym, supermarket and a variety store last week. Those at the gym at the same time must now be tested and isolate until they get their results. Those in the stores at the same time are just asked to watch for symptoms.


Tony has had some recent sleep issues, due to disruptive dreams.


Lyle dropped by the diner to say hello, and ask about local businesses that were closing down permanently due to Covid.  Linda confirmed that some local businesses by her have had the same unfortunate experience.


Tony had a visit from a neighbor who will be moving away soon.   They gave Tony a Phong a cake.


Linda is still home-schooling Lilia, but the school keeps changing the way things are done, which is frustrating.


You're pretty much caught up now!
Hi Chuck, how lucky I am to find your list just when I wanted to catch up. Like Elena I' m in a busy period working fulltime and studying creative writing  ( in English, believe it or not) at the university. Just want to say that I think about the Diners- you are really the ones that gave me confidence to write in English in the first place.  Big hugs!
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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 15, 2020, 09:20:15 AM
Thanks, I am. It seems to be 2 days on, 2 days off, or something like that! Just going to try to swim if I can manage to park near the beach. I think this late it should be ok. (It’s 4.15 now)
Have a wonderful swim, Sara!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 09:23:16 AM
Hi Chuck, how lucky I am to find your list just when I wanted to catch up. Like Elena I' m in a busy period working fulltime and studying creative writing  ( in English, believe it or not) at the university. Just want to say that I think about the Diners- you are really the ones that gave me confidence to write in English in the first place.  Big hugs!


Hello Elisa!  I'm glad to see you back!

I must admit that I always smile when I hear a Euro poster here discuss their nervousness about reading or writing in English.  I find most times that you are just as good, if not better, than native English speakers.   I'm sure you're doing wonderfully in your writing!
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Post by: Gazapete on September 15, 2020, 09:26:12 AM
OMG, thank you so much, Chuck!  :-*

I am watching the video and shocked, shocked I say, about the NZ accent! I don't think I had ever heard it! Brian, do you talk like that? I would love to hear you!

Hi Elisa!
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Post by: Gazapete on September 15, 2020, 09:30:35 AM
Chuck, I was meaning to ask you, did the FB group organized another zoom call? I loved the experience.
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 09:32:56 AM
Hello Linda, Debbie, Fritz, Chuck, Elena - hope that’s right!

Hi, Sara, Elena, Fritz, Chuck -- I hope that's right, too.   :)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 09:34:38 AM
Chuck, I was meaning to ask you, did the FB group organized another zoom call? I loved the experience.


No, as far as I know, another call was never organized.  I'm not sure why.
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Post by: Gazapete on September 15, 2020, 09:35:45 AM
Too bad, I really loved to talk to you all.
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Post by: Gazapete on September 15, 2020, 09:35:57 AM
Hi Debbie!
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 09:38:20 AM
Hi, Elisa.  Good to see you.   :)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 09:43:08 AM
Nice breeze outside today, I'm able to have the windows open and get some fresh air into the apartment, and no a/c is needed.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 09:45:03 AM
Wow Chuck, fantastic!

God kväll, Eli!

Talked briefly with Earl but the nurse was there in the room. Hoping during Louise's husband's birthday party this evening I can call him and everybody can talk with him then.

It's nice not to need the A/C, the days the outside temp went down into the 60's the house didn't cool down very much, but it has now. I did have the kitchen window open all night.

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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 09:56:10 AM
Very nice, Fritz.  I actually had to put the heat on for a few minutes, to warm the downstairs UP to 68, but it's not running.

My head hasn't been quite right today, headache that is slowly clearing, so I'm not staying right now.  I had wanted to make a phone call this morning, but wasn't thinking well enough.  I may go lie down again for a while. See you later.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 10:53:19 AM
Talked briefly with Earl but the nurse was there in the room. Hoping during Louise's husband's birthday party this evening I can call him and everybody can talk with him then.

It's nice not to need the A/C, the days the outside temp went down into the 60's the house didn't cool down very much, but it has now. I did have the kitchen window open all night.


Yeah, it is really nice to not need the A/C.  I'm going to see if I can avoid the A/C tonight while I sleep, perhaps just a fan in the window.
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Post by: Gazapete on September 15, 2020, 10:56:10 AM
Translation sent!

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/1c6943c372187ed186416b895f4eb06c/tenor.gif?itemid=5089552)

Now dinner!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 11:14:12 AM
Congrats on a job well done!

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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 11:21:32 AM
Just went to mail the tax checks from the post office, then on a whim, I drove out to Dulles, drove and looked around, then came back. I would be unable to visit anyone at my former workplace without clearing in advance, and they're working with fewer people there too. Quite a bit of new construction in three years around the road to the airport, and some changes at the airport too. Nice to see the old place again.

I didn't want to just drive the short distance to the post office and back, but to give the car a little exercise.

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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 15, 2020, 11:25:29 AM

Hello Elisa!  I'm glad to see you back!

I must admit that I always smile when I hear a Euro poster here discuss their nervousness about reading or writing in English.  I find most times that you are just as good, if not better, than native English speakers.   I'm sure you're doing wonderfully in your writing!
Well, one can only hope!,🤗
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 11:28:38 AM

I didn't want to just drive the short distance to the post office and back, but to give the car a little exercise.

Good thinking, Fritz.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 11:30:31 AM
Sally is nearly stationary off the coast, it looks like it won't make landfall till after dawn tomorrow morning. And building strength over the water.

The car tags for the license plate two-year extension were in the mail, I'll put them on in a little while. Well ahead of time, the registration doesn't expire till the end of October.

mod: they're on the car now.

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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 15, 2020, 11:32:41 AM
Hi, Elisa.  Good to see you.   :)
You too! :)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 11:38:51 AM
Well, one can only hope!,🤗

Are you enjoying writing in English?
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 11:40:19 AM
Just went to mail the tax checks from the post office, then on a whim, I drove out to Dulles, drove and looked around, then came back. I would be unable to visit anyone at my former workplace without clearing in advance, and they're working with fewer people there too. Quite a bit of new construction in three years around the road to the airport, and some changes at the airport too. Nice to see the old place again.

I didn't want to just drive the short distance to the post office and back, but to give the car a little exercise.


I like to do things like that too, just go for a ride and run the car for a bit.  I may do it tonight.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 11:41:07 AM
Sally is nearly stationary off the coast, it looks like it won't make landfall till after dawn tomorrow morning. And building strength over the water.

Have they given it a definite landfall location?
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 11:50:55 AM
Sally is nearly stationary off the coast, it looks like it won't make landfall till after dawn tomorrow morning. And building strength over the water.


Hoping for the best, Fritz.

My house phone rang while I was still napping, so I went out for the mail and am now eating lunch.  Have also been on a prescription website and a doctor's website.  But glad that I got my driving done yesterday.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 11:55:32 AM
Have they given it a definite landfall location?

They're still talking about the Mississippi/Alabama line. Wind is not so much of a problem (105 sustained, bad enough), but the storm surge could be 9 feet.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 11:56:09 AM
9 feet?  damn!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 11:58:14 AM
That would be on the eastern side of the eyewall, the western side would have wind from the north, which at least wouldn't drive the Gulf water inland.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 12:01:30 PM
Looks like the wind has died down a bit since I last heard. But it's so slow, only moving at 2 mph. Landfall is looking a little farther east, more in Alabama.

(https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT19/refresh/AL192020_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind+png/154624_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind.png)

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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 12:09:31 PM
Chuck and Linda, this might go well in wherever you post about Christmas movies.

https://www.advocate.com/film/2020/9/15/lifetimes-first-gay-christmas-movie-will-star-real-life-husbands

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 12:26:56 PM
Intersting, thanks Fritzie!
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 12:33:46 PM
9 feet?  damn!

wow!   :o
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 01:02:40 PM
This is a good, detailed forecast of the storm from a New Orleans TV station, and it shows what a crazy track it has taken through the Gulf. Very wobbly, most maps don't bother to show actual detailed tracks.

https://www.wdsu.com/article/hurricane-sally-latest/34021727#

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Post by: brian on September 15, 2020, 01:03:47 PM
OMG, thank you so much, Chuck!  :-*

I am watching the video and shocked, shocked I say, about the NZ accent! I don't think I had ever heard it! Brian, do you talk like that? I would love to hear you!

Hi Elisa!
LOL
Well I am an Australian (now a dual citizen) but most say I do not sound Aussie but occasionally I let it slip. Kiwis say that Aussies say seeex (6) while Aussies claim Kiwis say sex. The 'a' is also flatter in Australia than in NZ where it is closer to 'e' as in 'sent'. Before I moved to live in NZ, I was at a conference in San Francisco and 2 guys in the breakfast line behind me were chatting. I said "you sound Aussie but then not"  They replied "we are Kiwi". However I would not expect you to pick the difference, now it is very obvious to me.
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Post by: brian on September 15, 2020, 01:11:01 PM

The car tags for the license plate two-year extension were in the mail, I'll put them on in a little while. Well ahead of time, the registration doesn't expire till the end of October.

mod: they're on the car now.
In NZ we still have tags (we call them stickers). one for the WOF (warrant of fitness, car has to be inspected) which for me is November and one for registration which for me is February but in Australia (at least NSW, not sure of other states) they have done away with it, the police just check on their hand held computers.
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Post by: brian on September 15, 2020, 01:15:57 PM
I do not watch Breakfast TV but see clips on the net. However yesterday was hilarious. Our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, was campaigning in Dunedin and stayed here for 2 nights. She was being interviewed on several morning programs and chose to do the interviews in the Octagon (our city square). She was nearly drowned out by the sea gulls then completely lost behind the city clock tower bells.
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 01:19:13 PM
Chuck and Fritz, I tried some more of the Lemon Twist hummus after lunch.  Mixed a spoonful in a small dish, with some cashew halves.  I wasn't sure about making that combination, but it was pretty good, both tart and salty, and the citrus-flavored hummus made the dry cashews a little juicier. 

Not sure I'd eat it everyday, but it was interesting.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 01:19:35 PM
In NZ we still have tags (we call them stickers). one for the WOF (warrant of fitness, car has to be inspected) which for me is November and one for registration which for me is February but in Australia (at least NSW, not sure of other states) they have done away with it, the police just check on their hand held computers.

Our yearly state inspection sticker goes on the windshield.

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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 01:25:05 PM
Our yearly state inspection sticker goes on the windshield.

I was just about to say that, Fritz.  We have two in PA, one is for emissions, I believe.  CO does it differently.

We used to have an annual registration sticker that went on the license plate or "tag" at the back of the car, above the rear bumper, but they no longer send out renewals for those in PA.
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Post by: brian on September 15, 2020, 01:28:19 PM
Yesterday there were 31 on our hiking trip. One lady was back.  She went to UK for a month in February and spent 5 and half months there, unable to get a flight back. Then she had to spend 2 weeks in quarantine in Rotorua. She travelled in my car and wore a mask. It is now compulsory to wear masks on public transport but not in private cars. No-one else wore masks. I now drive to the city, I get free parking, rather than catch the bus and have to wear a mask. For Sarah, she stayed with friends in Sussex near Brighton but was close enough  to walk almost daily on the Downs.

On Monday they announced that, while masks are still obligatory, there is no need to social distance on planes, buses, trains. Air New Zealand sold more tickets in one day than on any previous day even before Covid, they were cheap and school holidays are approaching.
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Post by: brian on September 15, 2020, 01:31:08 PM
Our yearly state inspection sticker goes on the windshield.
In NZ they are on the windscreen, WOF on left and Rego on right.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 01:39:06 PM
I was just about to say that, Fritz.  We have two in PA, one is for emissions, I believe.  CO does it differently.

We used to have an annual registration sticker that went on the license plate or "tag" at the back of the car, above the rear bumper, but they no longer send out renewals for those in PA.

We don't have a sticker for emissions, but you can't get your car registered unless you have an emissions inspection within a year before you renew the registration.

Yeah, people call them license tags here too, but they're called plates in Louisiana, and that's the word I grew up with.

I guess the two-digit year thing (22) that I just put on it is properly called a sticker.

There are parts of Virginia that do not require emissions inspections, and in those counties you can get a three-year registration. I was astonished to see one when I was getting gas one time, and asked the car owner about it.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 01:43:48 PM
On Monday they announced that, while masks are still obligatory, there is no need to social distance on planes, buses, trains. Air New Zealand sold more tickets in one day than on any previous day even before Covid, they were cheap and school holidays are approaching.

Wow.  People are really waning to travel again, huh?
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Post by: brian on September 15, 2020, 01:47:03 PM
I have had the timber and fittings for a raised garden bed delivered. It is 2 metres by 1 metre and 30 cm high. It came from a city in the North Island. Transport cost $50 and they wanted to charge $20 to unload.
It left Palmerston North in the North Island on Friday afternoon and was showing in transit all weekend. It arrived at the Dunedin Depot at 4.20am on Monday (I guess it came by plane as it is 730km by road plus a 3 hour ferry crossing.)
I was frustrated as I heard nothing all day Monday and I was hiking on Tuesday.  There was a message on my answer phone when I got home from Thomas. I rang back but the phone receptionist could not locate him. He rang back just on 5pm and I asked could he deliver it today.  He replied, I am loading it on my van now and will be there in 10 minutes on my way home.
I thought he would just help me unload it from the van to the footpath, it is 75 kg. However he (Maori) had a trolley and insisted on bringing it down to my front patio (steep path with steps). I am glad I did not pay to have it unloaded. I thanked him profusely but in NZ, he would have been insulted if I offered a tip.
Today I will unwrap it (4 two metre planks and 4 one metre planks plus fittings) and take it down the back yard.  I am not ready to construct it yet.
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 02:19:24 PM

Yeah, people call them license tags here too, but they're called plates in Louisiana, and that's the word I grew up with.

So did I.  They're plates in Colorado, too.  I never heard of tags until I moved to PA, I thought tags were something you put on luggage, or something like price tags on merchandise.  I remember being very confused.

And you didn't get license tags or plates at a private business like in PA, like Van's Auto Tags, either....in CO, you got them at an official state-run office.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 02:22:12 PM
Yes, same here, the state is the sole legal supplier.

Did you get them privately made in Colorado?

I remember back in the 60's learning that in France, when you registered a vehicle all you got was a number, you had to take that number to another place to have the actual plate made. Hadn't heard that that was happening here.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 02:25:55 PM
Aha!

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The first license plates were issued in the German state of Baden in 1896. Massachusetts was the first state in the United States to manufacture license plates in 1903. The earliest license plates were made of leather, wood and porcelain. The state of Delaware still permits the use of porcelain license plates.

Mexico was the first country to issue reflective license plates in 1936. The embossed numbers were a coated with ink containing glass-like beads to achieve reflective properties. The state of Connecticut introduced the beads-on-paint reflective license plates in 1948. The invention of reflective sheeting by 3M replaced the beads-on-paint process in the 1960's and adopted by most of the states for license plate manufacturing by 1970.

In 1924, New York and California had each manufactured and issued 1,000,000 license plates. In the United States, license plates are manufactured in correctional facilities which are state or quasi-state owned. Only Alaska, Hawaii and Oregon license plates are manufactured by a privately owned facility but the license plates are issued or distributed by the state government. In Europe and most countries around the world, license plates numbers are state issued, but privately manufactured (motorists take documents to a private manufacturing facility for license plates production).

Idaho was the first state to manufacture license plates with a graphic a potato in 1928. Pennsylvania manufactured the first custom, vanity or personalized license plate in 1931. As Americans became more prosperous, custom or official vanity license plates became very popular. The increased fees for custom, personalized or vanity official license plates have earned the states hundreds of millions of dollars and a great source of tax revenue for education (colleges), wildlife conservation and other projects.

Over 30 states in the United States and some Provinces in Canada do not require front official license plates. Many auto and license plates enthusiasts install vanity, custom or personalized license plates on their vehicles to add a unique touch. License plates can be promotional to promote a business or group, vehicle brand, hobby, antique or old USA State, European, sport team, Greek Fraternity or Sorority, International country of origin or custom creations. Other popular vanity license plates are: nautical license plates, religious license plates, military license plates, flag license plates, fun license plates and may more.

https://www.licenseplates.tv/license-plates-history.html

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 02:27:30 PM
Our yearly state inspection sticker goes on the windshield.

In NZ they are on the windscreen, WOF on left and Rego on right.


For newer cars here, you don't need to get the sticker yearly.  I believe the current sticker I have for the new car is good for 5 years.   I believe that as the car gets older, the inspections become more frequent.    The sticker the month and year the inspection is due is in the lower left hand corner of the windshield.


(https://theridgewoodblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/unnamed1.jpg)


The sticker above shows the car needs to be inspected in 2012, and the black number in the center indicates the month, in this case, December.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 02:29:01 PM
We don't have a sticker for emissions, but you can't get your car registered unless you have an emissions inspection within a year before you renew the registration.

Yeah, people call them license tags here too, but they're called plates in Louisiana, and that's the word I grew up with.

I guess the two-digit year thing (22) that I just put on it is properly called a sticker.

There are parts of Virginia that do not require emissions inspections, and in those counties you can get a three-year registration. I was astonished to see one when I was getting gas one time, and asked the car owner about it.


Correct, Fritz.   In the US the emissions test is part of the inspection.  If the car doesn't pass emissions, it fails the overall inspection, and won't be given a new inspection sticker.
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Post by: brian on September 15, 2020, 02:32:32 PM
IN Australia and NZ, plates are the metal number plates on front and back of the car. Usually they stay with the car for its whole life. They are issued by the government agency when the car is first registered. You can pay extra to have a personal plate. When personal were first offered, they were free and I had the same plate BR032 from 1976 to 2010 and three different cars - a Kombi Camper then two Suzuki Sierras. I could only select my initials and take the number given.  Now you have to pay extra to buy and an extra yearly charge and you can have all sorts of comblnations of letters and numbers, if available and not obscene. I just have the number given to me on my Ford Fiesta bought in NZ in 2010 (FFT399). It is fairly symmetrical so I might consider transferring it to a new car whenever.
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 02:34:39 PM
Yes, same here, the state is the sole legal supplier.

Did you get them privately made in Colorado?

I remember back in the 60's learning that in France, when you registered a vehicle all you got was a number, you had to take that number to another place to have the actual plate made. Hadn't heard that that was happening here.

Privately made?  No, the state office somewhere in Westminster just handed me the new license plate.
 
I guess that was when I had my mom's car transferred into my name, after she died.  I wouldn't remember getting my own CO license plate, when I first started to drive.

And then I had to figure out how to get the new plate on my mom's old car, because the screws on her old plates were too tight.  I'm not sure whether the car service center did it for me, or whether my renter did it for me. 
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 02:36:01 PM
Here in Virginia emissions is a separate test (and a separate, higher fee), but it is valid for two years whereas the safety inspection is for never more than one year. Brand new cars get a safety inspection without charge, but a new one has to be displayed every year afterwards.

I think that in Maryland safety inspections aren't required until the car is sold, then it has to pass a rather rigorous inspection process and receive a windshield tag.

Back when I was growing up in New Orleans the brake tag (as it was called) was only valid for 6 months. And the test had to be performed in a city facility, of which there were relatively few, so it took a long time to have the test done. It was a hassle. Now it's once a year, but still can only be performed at a city facility, and there are still few of them. Here in Virginia most gas stations that are equipped to perform repairs are licensed to do safety inspections.

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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 02:38:01 PM
Aha!

https://www.licenseplates.tv/license-plates-history.html

That's all very interesting, about the history of the license plates.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 02:41:44 PM
Oops, I see that nowadays there are no city facilities for brake tags in New Orleans, but they're all privately owned. Still not all that many of them for the size of the city, even after Katrina.

https://nola.gov/brake-tags/locations/

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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 02:44:28 PM

Correct, Fritz.   In the US the emissions test is part of the inspection.  If the car doesn't pass emissions, it fails the overall inspection, and won't be given a new inspection sticker.

I think it must vary by state.  In Colorado, all we have to do is take the car to a drive-thru emissions testing site, with several lanes, and they give out paperwork for the emissions sticker (you send the paperwork in to the state every other year, to re-register the car).  Those sites don't do any other testing of the mechanics of the car, for safety.

I like to take my (mom's old) car back to the dealer (just because that's the way she was having it done, and they have the car's records); and the service center at the dealer will change the oil and do any other scheduled maintenance, and give the car an overall checkup and let me know if anything is wrong (and generally overcharge, or so some people think... ::).  But no part of that inspection results in a sticker, and it isn't required by the state.  It's just for my (the driver/owner's) peace of mind.
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Post by: brian on September 15, 2020, 02:46:44 PM
There are WOF shops all over the place in NZ but I have mine done at City Ford from where I bought the car. They probably charge more but I am happy that they have all my car records and send me reminders.
When I came to NZ, you had to get a WOF inspection every 6 months but I bought a new car so had 3 years before it had to be re-inspected. Then NZ changed to once per year, the same as always in Australia where you have it inspected and present the results (pink slip) along with the green slip (personal accident insurance) when registering the car. In NZ you do not need accident insurance as all people (even overseas tourists) are covered by the government for accidents of any type. If I slipped in my kitchen or fell down my back stairs I am automatically covered for ambulance and hospital. The up/downside is that you cannot sue anyone for causing your accident in NZ I am sure the lawyers hate it.
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 02:49:55 PM

Back when I was growing up in New Orleans the brake tag (as it was called) was only valid for 6 months. And the test had to be performed in a city facility, of which there were relatively few, so it took a long time to have the test done. It was a hassle. Now it's once a year, but still can only be performed at a city facility, and there are still few of them. Here in Virginia most gas stations that are equipped to perform repairs are licensed to do safety inspections.

I still remember my uncle saying he had to take his car for a "brake and light."  You reminded me of that when you mentioned a brake tag, Fritz.

But they were issued by his favorite Texaco gas station.   ;D
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 02:54:15 PM
Here in Virginia the price of the safety inspection and emissions inspection is set by law, and the facility cannot charge more, or even less (unless you have a coupon or something similar entitling you to a free safety inspection; I've never seen anything for a free emissions inspection). I usually have them done in connection with regular servicing too, since they could do the repair with reliable parts if they discovered a problem that would prevent the Toyota from passing.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 02:55:13 PM
I still remember my uncle saying he had to take his car for a "brake and light."  You reminded me of that when you mentioned a brake tag, Fritz.

But they were issued by his favorite Texaco gas station.   ;D

In Texas, right? I think that the term brake tag is more Deep South.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 02:57:08 PM
In Virginia, you do not have to have auto insurance! But the way it works is that if you choose not to be insured, you have to pay the state a rather hefty fee for the privilege, and this fee does not cover any kind of insurance.

I'm told that some people with lots of accidents would have an insurance rate far higher than the fee, so they're the only ones that forego.

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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 02:59:00 PM
I haven't done a darned thing today because my head was feeling strange all day, so I just kept playing one game, to pass the time.  And talking in the Diner.  That one game had a total of three Fruit badges: first was the Plumcot last week, then today I finished the White Currant, and next will be the Apple.  With a picture of a nice juice red apple on the badge.  But I'm going to save it for another day.

Feeling a little less dizzy now, so I think I'll go lie down again before dinner.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 03:01:01 PM
Hope you're feeling better soon, Debbie. The birthday party for Louise's husband has been moved up to 6:30 rather than 7. I think I told you that it will be smaller, since Nancy up the street and her husband were potentially exposed to CV and have to remain quarantined.

Louise has a compromised immune system due to her heart problems, and has to be very careful.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 03:07:37 PM
Normally I'd be listening to the afternoon news program All Things Considered on WAMU, but because of the fundraiser I'll do without.

And I've been a member for a number of years!

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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 03:18:14 PM
Hope you're feeling better soon, Debbie. The birthday party for Louise's husband has been moved up to 6:30 rather than 7. I think I told you that it will be smaller, since Nancy up the street and her husband were potentially exposed to CV and have to remain quarantined.

Louise has a compromised immune system due to her heart problems, and has to be very careful.

Thanks, Fritz.

Oh, I don't remember you mentioning that your neighbor Nancy might have been exposed to CV.  I hope she and her husband are okay.

Have fun at the birthday party.  I'll no doubt see you when you get home.
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 03:20:09 PM
Normally I'd be listening to the afternoon news program All Things Considered on WAMU, but because of the fundraiser I'll do without.

And I've been a member for a number of years!

 :laugh:

My brother used to have that program on in his car a lot, in the old days.  Not sure if it's too liberal for him now, he tends to complain about the liberal news media making Trump look bad.   ::)
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Post by: brian on September 15, 2020, 03:25:49 PM
In Virginia, you do not have to have auto insurance! But the way it works is that if you choose not to be insured, you have to pay the state a rather hefty fee for the privilege, and this fee does not cover any kind of insurance.
We differentiate between personal and property insurance. You do not have to take out property insurance but I think you would be foolish not to take 3rd property insurance which covers the other vehicle even if you own car is not worth being insured. It would be my luck to hit a Mercedes and be my fault.  Personal (injury to other people) is compulsory in Australia and, as I said, not needed in NZ.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 04:22:02 PM
Heading next door in a little bit, see y'all later!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 04:25:40 PM
See ya when you get back, Fritzie!
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Post by: killersmom on September 15, 2020, 04:31:41 PM
Hey Linda!

Hey Sara!

¡Hola Elenita!



Hey Fritz!! :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
I haven't caught up yet. I hope you've had a good day!!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 04:37:31 PM
Hello Auntie!

Go catch up.  ;)
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Post by: tfferg on September 15, 2020, 06:31:52 PM
Hi Chuck, how lucky I am to find your list just when I wanted to catch up. Like Elena I' m in a busy period working fulltime and studying creative writing  ( in English, believe it or not) at the university. Just want to say that I think about the Diners- you are really the ones that gave me confidence to write in English in the first place.  Big hugs!

Hugs back to you, Elisa.
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Post by: tfferg on September 15, 2020, 06:42:14 PM
LOL
Well I am an Australian (now a dual citizen) but most say I do not sound Aussie but occasionally I let it slip. Kiwis say that Aussies say seeex (6) while Aussies claim Kiwis say sex. The 'a' is also flatter in Australia than in NZ where it is closer to 'e' as in 'sent'. Before I moved to live in NZ, I was at a conference in San Francisco and 2 guys in the breakfast line behind me were chatting. I said "you sound Aussie but then not"  They replied "we are Kiwi". However I would not expect you to pick the difference, now it is very obvious to me.

The New Zealand accent sounds very different from Ausralian accents to me. To my ear, it sounds more like the Accents of Anglo people from the former British colonies in east and southern Africa.
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Post by: tfferg on September 15, 2020, 06:55:25 PM
Hello Chuck, Fritz ,Linda, Sara, Elena
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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 07:06:38 PM
Hi, Tony.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 07:24:38 PM
Hello Tony!

Good to see you!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 07:45:52 PM
Tony, how is Phong doing today?
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Post by: killersmom on September 15, 2020, 08:00:02 PM
Chuck and Linda, this might go well in wherever you post about Christmas movies.

https://www.advocate.com/film/2020/9/15/lifetimes-first-gay-christmas-movie-will-star-real-life-husbands



looks great Fritz! thanks for finding it!!!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 08:03:31 PM
looks great Fritz! thanks for finding it!!!

Yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing it
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Post by: killersmom on September 15, 2020, 08:07:39 PM
Hello Auntie!

Go catch up.  ;)

Hiya Chuck. I never made it to catch up, but just finished it up now, almost 4 hours later. I think I fell asleep, and then it was supper time.
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Post by: killersmom on September 15, 2020, 08:08:14 PM
Hello Chuck, Fritz ,Linda, Sara, Elena

Hi Tony. Sorry I missed you!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 08:13:34 PM
Hiya Chuck. I never made it to catch up, but just finished it up now, almost 4 hours later. I think I fell asleep, and then it was supper time.

Better late than never, darlin'!  :-*
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 08:16:12 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Got back from the party a while ago, our friend in Ohio called while I was over there so I called him back, and he was feeling chatty.

It was very nice, delicious food, and cool enough to be comfortable sitting around an outdoor firepit.

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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 08:17:33 PM
Hi, Linda.  Good to see you tonight.

I guess Fritz is still at the birthday party.  Hope they are all having a good time.

I think I'll start getting ready for bed, so good night, Chuck and Linda.  Good night, Fritz, when you get here.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 15, 2020, 08:18:18 PM
G'nite Debbie!

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Post by: dejavu on September 15, 2020, 08:21:33 PM
G'nite Debbie!

Oh, there you are, Fritz.  I hope you enjoyed the birthday party.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 08:22:51 PM
Got back from the party a while ago, our friend in Ohio called while I was over there so I called him back, and he was feeling chatty.

It was very nice, delicious food, and cool enough to be comfortable sitting around an outdoor firepit.

Sounds like it was a good evening, Fritzie!  I enjoy sitting by a firepit at night.  :)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 08:23:19 PM
I think I'll start getting ready for bed, so good night, Chuck and Linda.  Good night, Fritz, when you get here.

Sleep well, Debs!  See you tomorrow.
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Post by: tfferg on September 15, 2020, 08:27:31 PM
Tony, how is Phong doing today?

He's OK, thanks. The noise of the carpenters banging away next door probably woke him before he would've liked, but he doesn't go to bed earlier to make up for it. He was up when I got back from the market.

He keeps himself quite busy. Yesterday he worked in the garden, mixed up a bucketloads tof mortar to cement some rocks lining a garden bed together and some paving blocks on the steps down to the carport. He called me to hold the ladder while he cleaned sludge out of the roof gutters on one side of the house.

I did a load of laundry first thing this morning. Phong did a load of towels and made our breakfast. Now he's chatting on the phone with Not in the village.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 15, 2020, 08:34:10 PM
He's OK, thanks. The noise of the carpenters banging away next door probably woke him before he would've liked, but he doesn't go to bed earlier to make up for it. He was up when I got back from the market.

He keeps himself quite busy. Yesterday he worked in the garden, mixed up a bucketloads tof mortar to cement some rocks lining a garden bed together and some paving blocks on the steps down to the carport. He called me to hold the ladder while he cleaned sludge out of the roof gutters on one side of the house.

I did a load of laundry first thing this morning. Phong did a load of towels and made our breakfast. Now he's chatting on the phone with Not in the village.


I can be that way too.  Something will wake me up earlier, and then I won't go to bed any earlier that day, so I'm still feeling tired for a while.  It's only when I make the effort to go to bed earlier that I feel like I've shaken that tired feeling.

Phong sounds like my dad.  He is always looking for things to be done around the house, especially since he's not been working due to Covid.  I manage to do laundry just once a week, on Sundays.  Mom does it a little more frequently, and now that summer is coming to an end, she'll be using the dryer more.  She likes to hang her wet clothes outside to dry, and let them have that fresh air smell and feel.

I hope Phong's family is doing well.
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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 16, 2020, 04:50:50 AM
Are you enjoying writing in English?
Well, it has helped me get over my writer's block since I don't expect as much of myself in English as in my first language. Fiction writing takes time though, it's all about nuances and English has so many synonyms. When I need an extra pair of eyes, I pm people in here and so far, the Diners have been very helpful. That is, I owe some people in here dinner if we have the chance to meet on a gathering. :)
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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 16, 2020, 04:59:55 AM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Got back from the party a while ago, our friend in Ohio called while I was over there so I called him back, and he was feeling chatty.

It was very nice, delicious food, and cool enough to be comfortable sitting around an outdoor firepit.
That sounds really nice. I miss parties... But we had a nice AW a couple of weeks ago. It was possible to sit on the restaurant's terrace with blankets.
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Post by: Sara B on September 16, 2020, 06:16:08 AM
Good morning/afternoon/evening, diners!

Another beautiful day here - I’ll swim with my sister later.

My empty diary is filling up! Next week I have 3 meetings with friends for tea/coffee, helping in the charity shop, sanitising the church, Tai Chi (I hope), choir practice and a CT scan. Life seems, in this quiet part of the world, almost normal, even if it’s only temporary.

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Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 06:34:44 AM
Good day you all! High Summer temperatures here. Today little guy was sent home from school because he has a sore throat, oh well, we are starting to worry about him knowing the "bad" symptoms a bit too well. He looks alright, let's see what he says tomorrow.
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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 16, 2020, 06:49:53 AM
Good day you all! High Summer temperatures here. Today little guy was sent home from school because he has a sore throat, oh well, we are starting to worry about him knowing the "bad" symptoms a bit too well. He looks alright, let's see what he says tomorrow.

Hi there,

Let's hope it's nothing. T had a really bad cold the other week, now he's fine and this is the season for ordinary colds among youngsters too. But I know the feeling.
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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 16, 2020, 06:54:56 AM
Good morning/afternoon/evening, diners!

Another beautiful day here - I’ll swim with my sister later.

My empty diary is filling up! Next week I have 3 meetings with friends for tea/coffee, helping in the charity shop, sanitising the church, Tai Chi (I hope), choir practice and a CT scan. Life seems, in this quiet part of the world, almost normal, even if it’s only temporary.
That sounds very normal, indeed. T:s youth choir starts tomorrow, he's in fact a bit disappointed since he thought he'd have more gaming time for the whole semester... :) But I don't believe choirs for grown ups will start any time soon. And we're still recommended to work from home as many days as possible the year out.
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 06:56:58 AM
Good morning/afternoon/evening, diners!

Another beautiful day here - I’ll swim with my sister later.

My empty diary is filling up! Next week I have 3 meetings with friends for tea/coffee, helping in the charity shop, sanitising the church, Tai Chi (I hope), choir practice and a CT scan. Life seems, in this quiet part of the world, almost normal, even if it’s only temporary.

Hi, Sara.  Wow, that is quite a busy schedule you have planned, for these times.   :)

Hi, Elisa.  Glad you are enjoying your writing.

Hi, Elena.  I sure hope little guy has nothing serious.
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 07:00:58 AM
Good morning to Fritz and Chuck, when you come in.  I have some things to do in the house and may not be here when you get here, but will be back later.

It's a nice cool morning here, but since it was only 65 degrees downstairs, I put the heat on for a few minutes before breakfast.

Need to make a phone call, also possibly receive a phone call from a doctor's office, and need to get some bills ready and look at some mail.  My next necessary errand will be to go to Home Depot (for batteries, light bulbs, and Heat Pump filters) but there's no need to go there this week.  Just have to remember, one of these days.
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Post by: killersmom on September 16, 2020, 07:33:29 AM
Good morning Tony, Elisa, (good to see you) Elena (missed you as well) Debbie, Chuck, and Fritz :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* when you come in!

https://youtu.be/UIG4deRTN8o

Off to start another school day. I hope everyone has a great day! ❤️
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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 16, 2020, 07:34:30 AM
Hi, Sara.  Wow, that is quite a busy schedule you have planned, for these times.   :)

Hi, Elisa.  Glad you are enjoying your writing.

Hi, Elena.  I sure hope little guy has nothing serious.
Hi Debbie, good luck with your errands. And I'm glad the weather is pleasant.
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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 16, 2020, 07:36:32 AM
Good morning Tony, Elisa, (good to see you) Elena (missed you as well) Debbie, Chuck, and Fritz :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* when you come in!

https://youtu.be/UIG4deRTN8o

Off to start another school day. I hope everyone has a great day! ❤️
I do admire your spirits. But I thought US had opened the schools again- or does it differ between states?
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 07:51:31 AM
Good morning Tony, Elisa, (good to see you) Elena (missed you as well) Debbie, Chuck, and Fritz :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* when you come in!

https://youtu.be/UIG4deRTN8o

Off to start another school day. I hope everyone has a great day! ❤️

Good morning, Linda.  Hope your school day goes reasonably well.
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 07:54:54 AM
I do admire your spirits. But I thought US had opened the schools again- or does it differ between states?

Hi, Elisa.  Well, you asked Linda but she's probably off teaching by now.  It varies at least by state (and the decision of each state governor) but in some cases by city or local school district.  It's quite confusing.  And perhaps that's reasonable, because the COVID case rates vary so widely among the states.

Trump may say Open The Schools Now, but he has no authority to do so at a national level.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 08:05:08 AM

Good morning Diners!

I hope everyone is well!
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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 16, 2020, 08:10:19 AM
Hi, Elisa.  Well, you asked Linda but she's probably off teaching by now.  It varies at least by state (and the decision of each state governor) but in some cases by city or local school district.  It's quite confusing.  And perhaps that's reasonable, because the COVID case rates vary so widely among the states.

Trump may say Open The Schools Now, but he has no authority to do so at a national level.
Thanks for the explanation, Debbie.
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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 16, 2020, 08:12:18 AM
Good morning Diners!

I hope everyone is well!
Good morning! (Though I just had an afternoon coffee with apple pie (yummy).
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 08:12:27 AM
Good morning Diners!

I hope everyone is well!

Good morning, Chuck.

I'm doing much better than yesterday, thanks.  I hope you are well, too.
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 08:13:24 AM
Thanks for the explanation, Debbie.

You're welcome, Elisa.  Apple pie?  Oh, that is yummy!   ;D
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Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 08:19:08 AM
Hey y'all, sunny here (though hazy, possibly related to the smoke wafting its way from the West Coast), coolish to mild, it's pleasantly cool in the house, I'll wait a while before I even think of turning on the heat.

Hey Debbie!

God kväll, Eli!

Hey Chuck!

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Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 08:22:43 AM
¡Feliz día de la independencia mexicana, y'all!

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Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 08:23:56 AM
Good morning Tony, Elisa, (good to see you) Elena (missed you as well) Debbie, Chuck, and Fritz :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* when you come in!

https://youtu.be/UIG4deRTN8o

Off to start another school day. I hope everyone has a great day! ❤️

Good morning, Linda!  :-*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB2yiIoEtXw

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Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 08:24:26 AM
¡Hola Elenita!

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Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 08:27:37 AM
¡Feliz día de la independencia mexicana, y'all!

¡Viva México, cabrones!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDOIv-I58AQ
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Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 08:28:58 AM
¡Hola Elisa, Chuck, Debbie, Fritzito! And all who arrive later!
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 08:37:15 AM
Hey y'all, sunny here (though hazy, possibly related to the smoke wafting its way from the West Coast), coolish to mild, it's pleasantly cool in the house, I'll wait a while before I even think of turning on the heat.

Hey Debbie!


Hi, Fritz, good to see you.

I just received a call from my PCP doctor's office, they were refilling a prescription I'd requested (for headache medicine) and noticed that I hadn't been in the office since February.  They set up annual physical for December.  Another doctor will write a prescription for blood tests when I see her next month.  Anyway, that phone call is taken care of, although somebody else may call back later today.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 08:41:52 AM
Well, it has helped me get over my writer's block since I don't expect as much of myself in English as in my first language. Fiction writing takes time though, it's all about nuances and English has so many synonyms. When I need an extra pair of eyes, I pm people in here and so far, the Diners have been very helpful. That is, I owe some people in here dinner if we have the chance to meet on a gathering. :)


That's so interesting, that it has helped get over your writer's block.   It's good to know that the Diners have been able to offer advice.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 08:42:01 AM
Hope the calls go smoothly, Debbie. I've been trying to reach the OT at the facility since yesterday, leaving callback messages, hope she does.

Talked to Earl a little while ago, he says he is being given various tests (unsure if physical or mental) but hasn't heard of any results. He sounded a bit out of it.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 08:44:14 AM
Good morning/afternoon/evening, diners!

Another beautiful day here - I’ll swim with my sister later.

My empty diary is filling up! Next week I have 3 meetings with friends for tea/coffee, helping in the charity shop, sanitising the church, Tai Chi (I hope), choir practice and a CT scan. Life seems, in this quiet part of the world, almost normal, even if it’s only temporary.


Hello Sara!

Enjoy the swim!!  :)   A full social calendar can be a good thing.  With so many people being affected by cabin fever, it's good to read that you are staying in touch with others, and that you are all supporting each other.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 08:46:00 AM
Good day you all! High Summer temperatures here. Today little guy was sent home from school because he has a sore throat, oh well, we are starting to worry about him knowing the "bad" symptoms a bit too well. He looks alright, let's see what he says tomorrow.


Hello Elena.  Sore throats are no fun.  I had them often when I was younger, and I hated them.  Thankfully, after my tonsils were removed, they seemed to stop.   I hope he's feeling better soon.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 08:47:54 AM
Congratulations to Gazapete (Elena)  on reaching 7,000+ posts!!!!!





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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 08:53:44 AM
Good morning Tony, Elisa, (good to see you) Elena (missed you as well) Debbie, Chuck, and Fritz :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* when you come in!

https://youtu.be/UIG4deRTN8o

Off to start another school day. I hope everyone has a great day! ❤️


I almost didn't click this link, after the last one you posted.  I went to click it after a few moments thought, and said to myself:   "If this is 'Baby Shark', I'm gonna have to hit her!"
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Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 08:55:18 AM
¡¡¡¡FELICIDADES BBM-7XM, ELENITA!!!!

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Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 09:00:24 AM
Thank you, guys!!!  :-*
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 09:06:37 AM
Hello Fritz, Debs, and Elena!
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 09:08:15 AM
it's pleasantly cool in the house, I'll wait a while before I even think of turning on the heat.


My heat only ran for a few minutes, but did take the chill off.  I was sneezing a bit, so glad to have it a little warmer.  But it's still very pleasant.
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 09:12:30 AM
Hope the calls go smoothly, Debbie. I've been trying to reach the OT at the facility since yesterday, leaving callback messages, hope she does.

Talked to Earl a little while ago, he says he is being given various tests (unsure if physical or mental) but hasn't heard of any results. He sounded a bit out of it.

Thanks, Fritz.  Hope you receive the call from the OT soon, too.

Good that you talked to Earl, although the situation with the tests sounds a bit confusing.  It's too bad that the doctors can't explain to you in person what the tests are all about....I guess that's another handicap caused by COVID, less interaction between doctors and the relatives in the outside world.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 09:14:21 AM
Hey y'all, sunny here (though hazy, possibly related to the smoke wafting its way from the West Coast), coolish to mild, it's pleasantly cool in the house, I'll wait a while before I even think of turning on the heat.


You need to use the heat already?
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 09:14:37 AM
Congratulations, Elena!

7,000 Posts!
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 09:16:10 AM

You need to use the heat already?

I put mine on for a bit when it was 65 degrees downstairs for breakfast, Chuck.  But it's not running now.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 09:36:14 AM

You need to use the heat already?

Don't really need it yet, it will get warmer again soon enough. I can wear a jacket in the house and even my down vest if it cools down enough. I'd much rather wait until I won't have to switch it back. In spring there was a time it warmed up enough to put the A/C on, then it went back to cold so I had to do the furnace again. Also when Earl was in the house he is much more sensitive to heat and cold, so I had to switch accordingly.

Oh, and I had misread the forecast, it will get to the mid 70's today. With the sun shining, the house will warm up quite a bit. It's a bit hazy, which might be smoke from the West.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 09:41:04 AM
I generally don't need to start using my heat until late October or so.  I like it that way.  :)
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Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 09:47:26 AM
It's best when we need neither heat nor A/C!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 09:48:58 AM
I can agree with that!!!

I like it best when I can raise the windows, and let the fresh air in
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Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 09:54:17 AM
Having some chili leftover from the party, delish!

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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 10:10:15 AM
I generally don't need to start using my heat until late October or so.  I like it that way.  :)

I generally remember about the first week of October for the beginning of true heat.  Since I have a heat pump (rather than separate A/C and furnace, it's easy to switch back and forth, so I've just run the heat a few minutes in the mornings this week.

But it's supposed to warm up to 74 this afternoon, and mostly sunny.
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Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 10:15:09 AM
Thank you, Debbie!  :-*

We usually wait so long we can to turn on the heating. We have the sweater philosophy, as long as you're okay with a sweater (a dick one, mind you) on, the heating stays off.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 10:27:24 AM
You may want to make sure to write thick, otherwise it could have an entirely different meaning.  ;D

It would only keep a part of you warm.

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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 10:34:59 AM
Will find some salad now, probably, for lunch.   :)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 12:19:15 PM
Having some chili leftover from the party, delish!


I had some BBQ pulled pork.  ;D
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 12:20:46 PM
I generally remember about the first week of October for the beginning of true heat.  Since I have a heat pump (rather than separate A/C and furnace, it's easy to switch back and forth, so I've just run the heat a few minutes in the mornings this week.

But it's supposed to warm up to 74 this afternoon, and mostly sunny.


Yes, we've got the same prediction, this afternoon should be mid-70s and then cool down in the evening.  Last night I was very comfortable, I didn't even need to put the fan in the window.  I just slept with it open.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 12:22:44 PM
We usually wait so long we can to turn on the heating. We have the sweater philosophy, as long as you're okay with a sweater (a dick one, mind you) on, the heating stays off.

You may want to make sure to write thick, otherwise it could have an entirely different meaning.  ;D

It would only keep a part of you warm.


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Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 12:24:39 PM
You may want to make sure to write thick, otherwise it could have an entirely different meaning.  ;D

It would only keep a part of you warm.

Oh sh*t!!  :laugh:
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Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 12:27:08 PM
In my defense, I suffer under german contamination! Ein dickes Pullover  :laugh:







And now I am thinking of a dick with a jumper  :laugh:
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 12:27:32 PM
Oh sh*t!!  :laugh:


I'm just as shocked as you are, Elena!   My word!
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Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 12:30:55 PM
 :laugh:
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 12:33:09 PM
What kind of wardrobe does Fritzie have?  :o
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Post by: Elisiv05 on September 16, 2020, 01:21:53 PM
Again everything interesting happens while I'm away... :)
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Post by: brian on September 16, 2020, 01:38:03 PM
As some of you are interested in Kiwi accents and I like sharing our lovely Prime Minister and our beaut little city.
There are 2 videos from  different TV stations.

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/decision-2020/live-octagon-seagulls-bells-interrupt-pm

The reference to Robbie Burns is that the Octagon is dominated by a statue of him. He usually has a seagull sitting on his head.
Dunedin is also known as the wildlife capital of Aotearoa/NZ but people come to see the albatross, penguins, seals and sea lions rather than the seagulls.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 01:40:03 PM
What kind of wardrobe does Fritzie have?  :o

Warm enough!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 01:42:36 PM
Again everything interesting happens while I'm away... :)

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: brian on September 16, 2020, 01:58:28 PM
Our weather is all over the place, I guess it is Spring.
Yesterday it was 18'C down in the city fine but very strong winds. It is 14'C at 8am now and 11'C  at my house so I will probably turn my heat pump off soon. I like to get dressed first. It is calm now but the winds are suppose to return and go up to 18'C again. Then there will be a cold change just after midday and heavy snow is forecast for inland, doubt I will see any here.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 02:03:23 PM
It doesn't snow very often at your level or in the main part of Dunedin, right?

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 02:03:40 PM
sounds like typical spring weather.
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Post by: brian on September 16, 2020, 02:13:17 PM
It doesn't snow very often at your level or in the main part of Dunedin, right?
Sadly no or not as often as before. I have seen photos of waist high snow in my suburb in the 1940's. I was snowed in for a couple of days in 2011, snow down to sea level,  and there have been a couple of times when I have been unable to drive in the mornings but not in the last few years. Now any snow seems to only fall for an hour or two then quickly melts.
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 02:14:46 PM

Dunedin is also known as the wildlife capital of Aotearoa/NZ but people come to see the albatross, penguins, seals and sea lions rather than the seagulls.

I would come to see the penguins, if I ever came.  Love penguins.   ;D

Saw some seals and/or sea lions in San Francisco.

And an albatross was the trade name of an airplane which could land in the water, which my uncle (an aircraft fan) used to like when I was young, and may have taken me to see.  But I have never seen an albatross bird.  They are very large, from which I read on Google.
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Post by: brian on September 16, 2020, 02:35:19 PM
Dunedin has the only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross in the world. They can have a wingspan of 3 metres. The city bells are rung when the first albatross arrives each breeding season
There is a webcam of the nest of one of the chicks 'Atawhai' which is watched from all over the world it is empty at the moment. I think it is nearly ready to leave, might have gone already. They fly away for over 3 years before returning to breed

https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/albatrosses/royal-albatross-toroa/royal-cam/

Atawhai means kindness and was named because, during lockdown, the Prime Minister kept telling us to be kind to each other.
Empty at the moment but you can hear the sea gulls and the wind and see the entrance to our harbour.
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Post by: brian on September 16, 2020, 02:38:46 PM
Just checked
Atawhai fledged yesterday. I said we had strong winds which always encourages them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMwjJd00Fkw
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 02:54:18 PM
Thanks for the link, Brian!   I loved the scenery through the camera, it's so beautiful.
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 03:44:57 PM

Atawhai means kindness and was named because, during lockdown, the Prime Minister kept telling us to be kind to each other.
Empty at the moment but you can hear the sea gulls and the wind and see the entrance to our harbour.

Nice.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 03:50:29 PM
Hiya Debs! 
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 04:06:38 PM
Hiya Debs!

Hi, Chuck.  How are you doing?  Enjoying another day of staycation, I suppose.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 04:09:34 PM
Yes, I'm doing well, thanks!

I took my mom to the doctor today, she had to have laser eye surgery.  It went well and the doctor was very happy with her results.  She goes back next Tuesday for the second eye.
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 04:18:45 PM
I either made or received three important phone calls today, so I'm feeling good about that.

One was the doctor's office where they renewed a prescription by mail, and since they hadn't seen me since February, they made an appointment for me to get a physical in December.

The second was my friend in Texas, who's busy building the family cabin in southern Colorado.  He hasn't been home much lately (due to working at the cabin), and I hadn't called him for over a month, but he called back from the road en route from his daughter's to the cabin site.  He'll be working there until into next week.

And the other was puzzle friend.  He hadn't answered my calls lately, but did so today.  We only talked a minute or so, and he didn't seem to feel too well, but it was good to hear his voice and to know that he's still doing as well as can be expected.

I was going to go take a nap, but it's almost time for the news, so maybe I'll turn that on first.
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 04:20:03 PM
Yes, I'm doing well, thanks!

I took my mom to the doctor today, she had to have laser eye surgery.  It went well and the doctor was very happy with her results.  She goes back next Tuesday for the second eye.

Wonderful!  That's good to get that taken care of.  I'm glad to hear she's doing okay afterwards.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 04:26:29 PM
Wonderful!  That's good to get that taken care of.  I'm glad to hear she's doing okay afterwards.

Yes, I'm sure she's quite relieved.

When I picked her up, she didn't even have a bandage on her eye.  Doctor said it wasn't necessary.  However, she wasn't sure how restricted she was going to be, so she spent yesterday doing a bunch of chores, so if she was laid up for a day or so, she could just relax and not worry about needing to get things done.

Now, she can relax today and tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 04:28:43 PM
Will you be able to pick her up on Tuesday?

Glad that things went well for her.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 04:28:54 PM
And the other was puzzle friend.  He hadn't answered my calls lately, but did so today.  We only talked a minute or so, and he didn't seem to feel too well, but it was good to hear his voice and to know that he's still doing as well as can be expected.


Oh, I'm glad you heard from Puzzle Friend! 
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 05:01:30 PM

Oh, I'm glad you heard from Puzzle Friend!

It was good, Chuck.  I don't know how his health is really holding up, but at least he's still there.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 05:15:37 PM
Will you be able to pick her up on Tuesday?

Glad that things went well for her.


No, my dad will be picking her up next Tuesday.  He couldn't do it today because he had his own doctor appointment.  Since I'm on staycation, I was able to.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 05:19:30 PM

Apparently there was news yesterday about a UFO flying around in NJ, with numerous videos taken from a distance, showing a cylindrical shape that was glowing.

Turns out it was the Goodyear Blimp.


:laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 16, 2020, 05:20:24 PM
Glad the eye surgery went well. I was always terrified at the thought of eye surgery but knew it had to come. I had cataract removed in one eye a few years ago and will need the other done but it has not been growing recently. It was not as bad as I feared, although I had the bandage on overnight and drops for a month which were the worst part. Amazing what is possible these days.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 05:23:49 PM
Apparently there was news yesterday about a UFO flying around in NJ, with numerous videos taken from a distance, showing a cylindrical shape that was glowing.

Turns out it was the Goodyear Blimp.


:laugh:

 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 16, 2020, 05:24:56 PM
Good morning/afternoon/evening, diners!

Another beautiful day here - I’ll swim with my sister later.

My empty diary is filling up! Next week I have 3 meetings with friends for tea/coffee, helping in the charity shop, sanitising the church, Tai Chi (I hope), choir practice and a CT scan. Life seems, in this quiet part of the world, almost normal, even if it’s only temporary.

Helo Sara

I hope life becomes normal for you soon.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 05:25:15 PM
Apparently there was news yesterday about a UFO flying around in NJ, with numerous videos taken from a distance, showing a cylindrical shape that was glowing.

Turns out it was the Goodyear Blimp.


:laugh:

 :laugh:   :laugh:   :laugh:

I thought that would just be one more weird thing for 2020, if really had been a UFO from outer space.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 16, 2020, 05:27:02 PM
Good day you all! High Summer temperatures here. Today little guy was sent home from school because he has a sore throat, oh well, we are starting to worry about him knowing the "bad" symptoms a bit too well. He looks alright, let's see what he says tomorrow.

Fingers crossed for him and the whole family, Elena.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 16, 2020, 05:29:18 PM
Good morning Tony, Elisa, (good to see you) Elena (missed you as well) Debbie, Chuck, and Fritz :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* when you come in!

https://youtu.be/UIG4deRTN8o

Off to start another school day. I hope everyone has a great day! ❤️

Hello Linda

Good luck !
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 05:37:33 PM
Glad the eye surgery went well. I was always terrified at the thought of eye surgery but knew it had to come. I had cataract removed in one eye a few years ago and will need the other done but it has not been growing recently. It was not as bad as I feared, although I had the bandage on overnight and drops for a month which were the worst part. Amazing what is possible these days.


Yeah, I'm not thrilled at that prospect in the future.

I'm not exactly sure what mom had done.  She went to the doctor for "floaters" and assumed she had a cataracts issue.  He told her that something was 'narrowing' in her eye, and if she waited too long, nothing could be done to save her vision.

So she scheduled the surgery for as soon as possible, and went in today.  The doctor said her eye responded as he wanted it to, whatever narrowing had happened, was corrected.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 05:39:47 PM
That's a relief, Chuck.

Hey Tony!

Finally got in touch with Earl, it works so much better if he answers his room phone, which he just did, but after several attempts over the past hour.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 16, 2020, 05:40:03 PM
Yes, I'm doing well, thanks!

I took my mom to the doctor today, she had to have laser eye surgery.  It went well and the doctor was very happy with her results.  She goes back next Tuesday for the second eye.

Hello Chuck

Glad it went well.
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Post by: killersmom on September 16, 2020, 05:40:35 PM
Good morning, Linda.  Hope your school day goes reasonably well.

Thanks Debbie. It went OK. Still dealing with the current changes of the schedule yet again.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 16, 2020, 05:43:29 PM
I either made or received three important phone calls today, so I'm feeling good about that.

One was the doctor's office where they renewed a prescription by mail, and since they hadn't seen me since February, they made an appointment for me to get a physical in December.

The second was my friend in Texas, who's busy building the family cabin in southern Colorado.  He hasn't been home much lately (due to working at the cabin), and I hadn't called him for over a month, but he called back from the road en route from his daughter's to the cabin site.  He'll be working there until into next week.

And the other was puzzle friend.  He hadn't answered my calls lately, but did so today.  We only talked a minute or so, and he didn't seem to feel too well, but it was good to hear his voice and to know that he's still doing as well as can be expected.

I was going to go take a nap, but it's almost time for the news, so maybe I'll turn that on first.

Hello Debbie

Good phone calls.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 05:43:40 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 05:46:35 PM
Finally got in touch with Earl, it works so much better if he answers his room phone, which he just did, but after several attempts over the past hour.

Good to hear, Fritzie!   I'm sure you feel better after speaking to him.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 05:48:12 PM
:laugh:   :laugh:   :laugh:

I thought that would just be one more weird thing for 2020, if really had been a UFO from outer space.

The way this year has been going, I wouldn't be surprised.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 16, 2020, 05:48:27 PM
Glad the eye surgery went well. I was always terrified at the thought of eye surgery but knew it had to come. I had cataract removed in one eye a few years ago and will need the other done but it has not been growing recently. It was not as bad as I feared, although I had the bandage on overnight and drops for a month which were the worst part. Amazing what is possible these days.

Hello Brian

I worry about when cataract surgery will be recommended for me. I had a check up earlier tis ear and was told it's not necessary yet. I doubt I could keep still while they did anything to my eyes. My mother was traumatised when she had an injection and treatment in her eye.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 05:48:57 PM
Good to hear, Fritzie!   I'm sure you feel better after speaking to him.

Pretty much, unless he goes into one of his rants. The knots in my stomach occur in the time before reaching him.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 05:49:43 PM
Thanks Debbie. It went OK. Still dealing with the current changes of the schedule yet again.


Well, look who's in the Diner.


(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e105/CommentCrazyGirl/Smileys%20Emotions/Waiting%20Suspicious/thimpatientui6.gif)











;)  :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 16, 2020, 05:50:50 PM
That's a relief, Chuck.

Hey Tony!

Finally got in touch with Earl, it works so much better if he answers his room phone, which he just did, but after several attempts over the past hour.

Hello Fritz,

Glad you finally got through.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 05:51:35 PM
Hello Chuck

Glad it went well.


Hello Tony!

I am too, as mom was rather nervous, more about the actual procedure than the outcome.  She said that the prep time was what took the longest time, and that the actual procedure was only about 10 minutes, if that.

Are you and Phone getting ready for spring?
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 05:59:40 PM

Yeah, I'm not thrilled at that prospect in the future.

I'm not exactly sure what mom had done.  She went to the doctor for "floaters" and assumed she had a cataracts issue.  He told her that something was 'narrowing' in her eye, and if she waited too long, nothing could be done to save her vision.

So she scheduled the surgery for as soon as possible, and went in today.  The doctor said her eye responded as he wanted it to, whatever narrowing had happened, was corrected.

Very lucky, Chuck.

I have had cataracts removed from both eyes, and it wasn't a major procedure.  Back then, puzzle friend was able to take me, and wait and bring me home.

My mom also had a cataract removed from at least one eye, and said afterwards that if she'd known it would be so easy, she'd have done it long before.  The whole procedure has vastly improved since when grandfather had his out, years ago.

But that's a scarier prospect that your mom faced, the possibility of losing her vision entirely.  So glad she was able to get the surgery done successfully.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 06:01:07 PM
Thanks Debbie. It went OK. Still dealing with the current changes of the schedule yet again.

Hi, Linda.  That's unfortunate that there are so many changes.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 06:01:36 PM
Hello Debbie

Good phone calls.

Hi, Tony.   :)
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Post by: brian on September 16, 2020, 06:01:48 PM
Hello Brian

I worry about when cataract surgery will be recommended for me. I had a check up earlier tis ear and was told it's not necessary yet. I doubt I could keep still while they did anything to my eyes. My mother was traumatised when she had an injection and treatment in her eye.
My mother had both eyes (she had to stay in hospital overnight, it was obviously quite a while ago - 90s?) Then both my sister and BIL had both eyes done, and I knew I had them growing. I cough a lot, but the doctor, a really nice guy, said just to raise my hand if I felt a cough coming. I did not need to do that.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 06:04:35 PM
Finally got in touch with Earl, it works so much better if he answers his room phone, which he just did, but after several attempts over the past hour.

Glad to hear this, Fritz.  So you had a good phone call today, too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 16, 2020, 06:04:43 PM
Pretty much, unless he goes into one of his rants. The knots in my stomach occur in the time before reaching him.

Many years ago when I was getting very het up every day because of all the stress at work, I got a referral to a clinical psychologist. At my request, he gave me a technique for calming myself so that I was able to deal with the horrible goings on and people without getting upset or having any unpleasant physical reactions. I used to go into our office when I arrived at school, sit down at my desk and do it for a few minutes unfazed by whatever was going on around me as other people and students arrived and then turn around and get on with whatever I had to do.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 16, 2020, 06:09:47 PM

Hello Tony!

I am too, as mom was rather nervous, more about the actual procedure than the outcome.  She said that the prep time was what took the longest time, and that the actual procedure was only about 10 minutes, if that.

Are you and Phone getting ready for spring?

Well, we're still in Stage 4 lockdown till we don't know when.

I do need to tackle all the weeds in the garden, but we are in for days of rain.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 06:16:57 PM
Well, we're still in Stage 4 lockdown till we don't know when.

I do need to tackle all the weeds in the garden, but we are in for days of rain.


Is your area subject to flooding?
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Post by: brian on September 16, 2020, 06:20:38 PM

Hello Tony!

I am too, as mom was rather nervous, more about the actual procedure than the outcome.  She said that the prep time was what took the longest time, and that the actual procedure was only about 10 minutes, if that.

Are you and Phone getting ready for spring?
I was suppose to be first after the lunch break but the anaesthetic did not take properly so I lost my place in the queue. The waiting was the worst part along with the cost NZ$4600. I would probably still be on the public hospital waiting list if I had not elected to pay. They say you almost have to lose your driving licence before you get it for free. I joked that after I had entered the waiting room and given my name and birthdate to the nurse, I had spent $500.  I could have had it done for $3000 in Christchurch if I had known someone with whom to stay. It is a 5 hour drive or 1 hour flight.  My mate came and picked me up, took me to the pharmacist for the drops then home and stayed about an hour, he rang me later that night.  The hospital thought he stayed the night but the surgeon said "no need and what the hospital did not know would not hurt them".

My mate offered to stay after my hernia op last year but my sister flew over for 10 days. Also I ended up staying overnight in the hospital anyway. That cost $9000 . 
My mate also picked me up from the public hospital after my colonoscopy this year.  At least that was free. I do not know what happens for people who have no-one.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 16, 2020, 06:45:57 PM

Is your area subject to flooding?

No, we've never had a flood at our place even when other parts of Preston have.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 16, 2020, 06:57:42 PM
Well, we're still in Stage 4 lockdown till we don't know when.

Interesting article today from Oxford University. Back in March/April, NZ had one of the strictest lockdowns in the world.  However I am not sure about comparing our Level 4 with Melbourne now. We did not have curfews and we could exercise all day if we wanted but only within 5 km of home and with people from our own home bubble. However takeaways and home hot food delivery were not allowed.
Now we have some of the least restrictive in the world and hopefully they will get better next Monday. There have been no community cases in the last 2 days and, as I have said often, none in the South Island for over 3 months.
The actual Oxford University results are hard to fathom and Australia was not mentioned in the article I read.
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/nz-s-current-covid-19-restrictions-less-stringent-than-most-world-oxford-data
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 06:57:45 PM
Many years ago when I was getting very het up every day because of all the stress at work, I got a referral to a clinical psychologist. At my request, he gave me a technique for calming myself so that I was able to deal with the horrible goings on and people without getting upset or having any unpleasant physical reactions. I used to go into our office when I arrived at school, sit down at my desk and do it for a few minutes unfazed by whatever was going on around me as other people and students arrived and then turn around and get on with whatever I had to do.

Good idea, thanks. I just hope I remember to.

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Post by: Flyboy on September 16, 2020, 07:00:03 PM
Thank you, Debbie!  :-*

We usually wait so long we can to turn on the heating. We have the sweater philosophy, as long as you're okay with a sweater (a dick one, mind you) on, the heating stays off.
A WHAT one?? lol...........never heard of that........reread your post!! hilarious!! Needed the LAUGH today, for sure!!  :o :P :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Flyboy on September 16, 2020, 07:23:09 PM
Pretty much, unless he goes into one of his rants. The knots in my stomach occur in the time before reaching him.
Fritz, I'm still confused about Earl, as always! But exactly WHAT is his diagnosis from his Doctors now? What does he have, an illness, a condition that needs Rehab? I never can follow his medical issues. Doesn't sound like he'll ever be able to return home at this stage in his journey. Any enlightenment would be welcome, of course!!  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 16, 2020, 07:24:30 PM
A WHAT one?? lol...........never heard of that........reread your post!! hilarious!! Needed the LAUGH today, for sure!!  :o :P :laugh:

Jonn, you're back! Hello!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 07:38:18 PM
Fritz, I'm still confused about Earl, as always! But exactly WHAT is his diagnosis from his Doctors now? What does he have, an illness, a condition that needs Rehab? I never can follow his medical issues. Doesn't sound like he'll ever be able to return home at this stage in his journey. Any enlightenment would be welcome, of course!!  ;D

Well, there's the colitis which is caused by two different infections, then heart problems (the pacemaker takes care when the pulse is too slow, but various meds take care of when it's too fast and weak), and the stomach twist that was untwisted and relocated mostly below the diaphragm, and being held in place and prevented from retwisting by feeding tubes. Those are the ailments that I'm aware of. The memory and logic problems could be a result of meds or something deeper. I'm trying to get in touch with the psychiatry consultant there, at the suggestion of our doctor friend, to find out what the diagnosis of this lattermost problem is. It's complicated. The various ailments have caused his muscles to atrophy, which makes it difficult to regain strength.

I'm still trying to get doctors from the local hospital whom he trusts to talk with him to explain to him why he's there getting rehab, since he thinks he's been abandoned and that no one wants him around (the CV isolation isn't helping), and that he's being held prisoner there.

The OT says he's making slow progress the last time I've talked with her (I've been trying to get in touch with her the past couple of days), but he doesn't think there has been any progress. Being unable to see him except through a window makes it difficult to really tell how he's doing.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 07:49:05 PM
This has been a stressful situation for you, Fritz.  You've been put in place as a caregiver and advocate for Earl.

Never forget that the "squeaky wheel gets the grease", so leave daily messages with those doctors if you need to.  If they can talk to Earl and help him relax, that may make a difference.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 07:54:29 PM
Fritz, I'm still confused about Earl, as always! But exactly WHAT is his diagnosis from his Doctors now? What does he have, an illness, a condition that needs Rehab? I never can follow his medical issues. Doesn't sound like he'll ever be able to return home at this stage in his journey. Any enlightenment would be welcome, of course!!  ;D

Hi, Jonn.  It's good to see you back.  Fritz is answering your questions, but I just needed to quote you so I could  say Hi!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 08:24:00 PM
Fritz, I did read your whole answer to Jonn, and it's so sad, really, everything that has happened to Earl.  I want to echo Chuck when he says what a stressful situation it is for you.  It's rough.

That's why I hope you take care of yourself, and continue to have faith in knowing what a good job you are doing for Earl.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 16, 2020, 08:45:50 PM

I almost didn't click this link, after the last one you posted.  I went to click it after a few moments thought, and said to myself:   "If this is 'Baby Shark', I'm gonna have to hit her!"

I guess its a good thing I live almost 2000 miles away then!!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 16, 2020, 08:47:43 PM
You may want to make sure to write thick, otherwise it could have an entirely different meaning.  ;D

It would only keep a part of you warm.



I laughed so hard I snorted!!!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 08:48:55 PM
I laughed so hard I snorted!!!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

 ;D  ;D  ;D

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Post by: killersmom on September 16, 2020, 08:50:01 PM
And now I am thinking of a dick with a jumper  :laugh:

I could post pictures!!! 8)
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Post by: killersmom on September 16, 2020, 08:53:34 PM

Well, look who's in the Diner.


(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e105/CommentCrazyGirl/Smileys%20Emotions/Waiting%20Suspicious/thimpatientui6.gif)











;)  :-*

Ah, but not for long!! It was a post and run!!!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 08:54:16 PM
Ah, but not for long!! It was a post and run!!!

Auntie showing off her drive-by posting skills.
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 08:56:35 PM
Good evening, Linda!

And good night, because I'll be getting ready for bed soon.

It was good to see your drive-by, anyway.
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Post by: dejavu on September 16, 2020, 08:57:13 PM
Good night, Fritz and Chuck, and anyone else around.

See you tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 16, 2020, 08:59:10 PM
Auntie showing off her drive-by posting skills.

Yes sometimes its all I have time for!!! I come in thinking I have time for catching up and posting and inevitably something crops up and I have to go away from the computer. NOT FUN!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 16, 2020, 09:10:50 PM
Well I hate to do another post and run, but I need to go make my bed, (Leela peed in it today, so I had to strip it and wash everything) and also take a shower and then had to bed.

I hope I can be in longer tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed!!

Nighty all.
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Post by: killersmom on September 16, 2020, 09:12:01 PM
Oh and Elena, if you come in tomorrow morning, I have a crochet pattern for a dick jumper!! 8) :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 09:27:21 PM
Well I hate to do another post and run, but I need to go make my bed, (Leela peed in it today, so I had to strip it and wash everything) and also take a shower and then had to bed.

Oh, what fun!

Sleep well, Auntie!   You too, Debs!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 09:28:27 PM
Oh and Elena, if you come in tomorrow morning, I have a crochet pattern for a dick jumper!! 8) :laugh:

(https://media1.giphy.com/media/l0HU8MLXSjDXkEUGk/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 09:29:13 PM
Oh and Elena, if you come in tomorrow morning, I have a crochet pattern for a dick jumper!! 8) :laugh:


That was my nickname in high school.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 09:34:13 PM
G'nite Debbie and Linda!

Just cleared up a little mystery about the location of a Notre Dame game back in 1902!

It was against Knox College, and many sources indicate that the game was held at their home grounds in Galesburg IL, but there were a nagging few that said that the game was played at a larger facility in Rock Island IL. I was just able to locate a Sports Illustrated article from 1974 that confirmed that the game was engaged at a baseball field in the latter location.

Back in those days, a touchdown was 5 points. Knox won, 5-12.

https://vault.si.com/vault/1974/01/21/knock-knock-whos-there-knox

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 09:36:40 PM

That was my nickname in high school.

 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2020, 09:58:25 PM
:laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 10:04:26 PM
Looking very intensely at the coffee maker ...





....




....
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2020, 10:08:33 PM
G'nite y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 10:12:27 PM
Oh and Elena, if you come in tomorrow morning, I have a crochet pattern for a dick jumper!! 8) :laugh:


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I need it urgently!


Edit to add: I so hope it has a hood!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 10:13:19 PM

That was my nickname in high school.

I need to borrow your pearls!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 16, 2020, 10:15:23 PM
Good night Fritz! Sleep well!  :-*
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Post by: tfferg on September 16, 2020, 10:22:54 PM

That was my nickname in high school.

!!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 07:44:43 AM
Hey y'all, cloudy and a bit milder here, we may have some rain later on in the afternoon.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 07:59:15 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D

I hope you're all feeling well today!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:01:10 AM
I need to borrow your pearls!!  :laugh:

*passes pearls to Elena*
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:01:33 AM
!!!

:laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 08:15:41 AM
Hey Chuck!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 08:22:59 AM
*passes pearls to Elena*

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Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 08:23:27 AM
¡Buenos días, chicos!  :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:29:33 AM
Hey Chuck!

Hello Fritz!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:30:00 AM
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oh, perfect!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 08:53:05 AM
¡Hola Elenita!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 09:11:48 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D

I hope you're all feeling well today!

Good morning, Chuck.

Good morning, Fritz.

I'm feeling well now, thanks, although I was up during the night because I had a hard time sleeping then.  So slept in this morning.

Fritz, we also have a chance of rain here, although it doesn't look too bad.  It's 72 degrees right now, so that certainly isn't bad.

Still catching up.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 09:12:51 AM
Caught up.

Hi, Elena.   :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 09:42:39 AM
Hey Debbie!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 10:49:18 AM
I've been down doing some mail handling chores.  Got three bills ready and took them out to the box.  Then since the flag was still up, I was able to add my brother's wedding card and two charity donations to the outgoing mail, just as the truck was coming up the street.  (I retreated to the driveway to keep 6-feet distance while the truck actually made the pickup).

The incoming mail included a note that Waste Management will be switching to once-weekly trash pickups in October (dropping the Tuesday pickup) to reduce trucks in the neighborhood.  And supposedly there will be a price decrease, but we'll see.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 10:51:15 AM
Linda, when you come in........

I saw a news item about hundreds of thousands of migratory birds dropping dead from the sky, in New Mexico:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/09/16/migratory-birds-falling-out-of-sky-dead-en-masse-over-new-mexico/24622127/
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 11:01:13 AM
back from my chores

;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 11:04:43 AM
back from my chores

;D

Good for you that they are finished, Chuck.  Take the afternoon off!   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 11:14:58 AM
I just placed an order for dessert for when I meet my friend Tina for a social distance dinner tonight.

I believe her husband will be there too.

I ordered from a place called "Cookie Connect" and got 6 large cookies for us to split.

;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 11:15:10 AM
Hi Debbie!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 11:16:39 AM
I just placed an order for dessert for when I meet my friend Tina for a social distance dinner tonight.

I believe her husband will be there too.

I ordered from a place called "Cookie Connect" and got 6 large cookies for us to split.

;D

That's a new thing for me! Do you all order from the same place? That would give it a more having dinner together feeling.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 11:18:46 AM
That's a new thing for me! Do you all order from the same place? That would give it a more having dinner together feeling.

I should explain.  LOL

Tina's house has a large front porch.  I'll be on her porch eating with her, me on one end, and her on the other.  We'll be about 8 feet apart, and outside, so it's safe.  LOL

We'll be making our own dinners.  I'll be brining dessert to share with her.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 11:22:09 AM
I'm gonna post pics (If I can find them all) of the cookies I ordered.


I ordered the Classic Chocolate Chip, and Stuffed Peanut Butter Cup cookies.


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Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 11:22:11 AM
I just placed an order for dessert for when I meet my friend Tina for a social distance dinner tonight.

I believe her husband will be there too.

I ordered from a place called "Cookie Connect" and got 6 large cookies for us to split.

;D

Oh, that sounds really delicious!  Different flavors of cookies, I guess?

There's a game on POGO called Cookie Connect, you have to draw a line to connect three or more (lots more!) cookies of the same flavor, as the shopkeeper takes them from display shelves.  It always looks yummy!   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 11:24:04 AM
I should explain.  LOL

Tina's house has a large front porch.  I'll be on her porch eating with her, me on one end, and her on the other.  We'll be about 8 feet apart, and outside, so it's safe.  LOL

We'll be making our own dinners.  I'll be brining dessert to share with her.

Oh, I see! I thought you would be sitting at home eating in front of the computer!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 11:24:47 AM
I ordered the Classic Chocolate Chip, and Stuffed Peanut Butter Cup cookies.


(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/107011203_2740605512819587_7423247710183933174_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=9267fe&_nc_ohc=RhDqswhc724AX8bKI1e&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=902ba4acaf6ed2341ffb0a4163e5de96&oe=5F8AB286)   (https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/107065994_2732800000266805_4014598888543177000_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=9267fe&_nc_ohc=M-pv-7AKSooAX93zly7&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=3bf3853d4c1c9e783f08712d1418a3e4&oe=5F8A7709)

Extra yummy, that soft chocolate chip cookie!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 11:25:10 AM
I also ordered a Birthday Cake cookie (chewy white chocolate chip sugar cookie rolled in birthday cake sprinkles and topped with vanilla icing) and a Berry'd Treasure cookie ( white chocolate chip sugar cookie topped with Capn' Crunch Berries cereal and drizzled with vanilla icing).



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Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 11:30:36 AM

The last two cookies I ordered were the Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip (handmade chocolate chip cookie dough base. We stuff oozy Nutella into the center of this cookie because... why not?! ) and the Fluffatella S'mores (Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip cookie topped with marshmallow fluff and chocolate sauce).


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Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 11:31:44 AM
Oh, I see! I thought you would be sitting at home eating in front of the computer!  :laugh:

You've just reminded me of something I found on YouTube that started with good intentions, and then people perverted it.

I'll get some info on it, and then brb with an explanation.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 11:33:14 AM
All your other cookies look good, too, Chuck.
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Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 11:34:23 AM
I also ordered a Birthday Cake cookie (chewy white chocolate chip sugar cookie rolled in birthday cake sprinkles and topped with vanilla icing) and a Berry'd Treasure cookie ( white chocolate chip sugar cookie topped with Capn' Crunch Berries cereal and drizzled with vanilla icing).



(https://the-cookie-connect.square.site/uploads/1/2/6/6/126633725/s273583407860007347_p53_i1_w640.jpeg)  (https://the-cookie-connect.square.site/uploads/1/2/6/6/126633725/s273583407860007347_p54_i1_w640.jpeg)

These look amazing... and not at all like we in Europe understand under cookie 😂

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These are my childhood cookies, how sad!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 11:39:14 AM
These look amazing... and not at all like we in Europe understand under cookie 😂

(https://ep01.epimg.net/internacional/imagenes/2017/09/28/mundo_global/1506597194_624591_1506597383_noticia_normal_recorte1.jpg)

These are my childhood cookies, how sad!


I wouldn't say 'sad', I would say 'healthy', especially when compared to the cookies I posted.   American's tend to really overdo.

That being said, I will say that in all the years that this store was there making these cookies (a few years now) I've only ordered cookies there twice.   These are not a regular part of my diet.  LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 11:40:08 AM
We have some fairly plain cookies here, too, Elena.  But Chuck's going for fancy.   ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 11:44:22 AM
When I have some time after lunch, I think I'll play some more of that game where you tour the National Parks.  The challenge I've selected involves finding a certain number of Flashlights in 4 weeks.  Each scene has a Flashlight and a Compass, which award extra bonus points.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 11:44:47 AM
Oh, I see! I thought you would be sitting at home eating in front of the computer!  :laugh:

You've just reminded me of something I found on YouTube that started with good intentions, and then people perverted it.

I'll get some info on it, and then brb with an explanation.




Ok, as I understand it (but I could be wrong) there was a type of video that was starting to be posted online, where you could watch someone eat.  The idea was that people who are single and didn't want to eat alone could pull up these videos, and have someone to eat with.

This has now changed into what they call mukbang videos.   In these videos (which started in Asia) people would sit at a table with a large amount of food, and proceed to begin to stuff their face.  This type of video has reached America, and it has morphed into morbidly obese people ordering take-out food, and stuffing their faces with it.

They make money doing this, and there is even a company called "Coldest Water Bottle" that sponsors them as well.

I couldn't believe it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 12:07:42 PM
Linda, when you come in........

I saw a news item about hundreds of thousands of migratory birds dropping dead from the sky, in New Mexico:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/09/16/migratory-birds-falling-out-of-sky-dead-en-masse-over-new-mexico/24622127/

Yikes!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 12:12:35 PM
Yikes!

Yeah, really strange!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 12:26:23 PM
Linda, when you come in........

I saw a news item about hundreds of thousands of migratory birds dropping dead from the sky, in New Mexico:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/09/16/migratory-birds-falling-out-of-sky-dead-en-masse-over-new-mexico/24622127/


I was just reading the article.  They did speculate that the wildfires could be a cause.  I just wish it wasn't going to take so long to get results for the tests they're running.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 12:32:10 PM



Ok, as I understand it (but I could be wrong) there was a type of video that was starting to be posted online, where you could watch someone eat.  The idea was that people who are single and didn't want to eat alone could pull up these videos, and have someone to eat with.

This has now changed into what they call mukbang videos.   In these videos (which started in Asia) people would sit at a table with a large amount of food, and proceed to begin to stuff their face.  This type of video has reached America, and it has morphed into morbidly obese people ordering take-out food, and stuffing their faces with it.

They make money doing this, and there is even a company called "Coldest Water Bottle" that sponsors them as well.

I couldn't believe it.

 :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 12:35:08 PM
I friend of mine who works for the US Fish and Wildlife Service posted this this morning on FB. They are also wondering if it could have something to do with climate change, that they start returning south to soon and haven't eaten enough to have the energy required for the travel.
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Post by: brian on September 17, 2020, 12:45:19 PM
That seems strange to me. We have biscuits (cookies) with morning or afternoon tea/coffee. I would never think of having them for dessert after dinner.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 12:46:02 PM
:o

Yeah Elena, I was shocked as well.  I often here there's "something for everyone" on the internet, but this one really surprised me.

I watched one video out of curiosity.  The woman who posted it calls herself "Hungry Fatchick" and she talks throughout the video, and eats and eats and eats.

She doesn't eat all the food, but I was amazed of the amount on the table in front of her.

One I watched, she ordered a cake online from that bakery in the TV show "Cake Boss".   It was 4 layers high, and about 10 inches around.   She said:  "I'm going to cut myself a piece" but she took a whole quarter of the cake.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 12:53:21 PM
That seems strange to me. We have biscuits (cookies) with morning or afternoon tea/coffee. I would never think of having them for dessert after dinner.


Americans seem to have a loose idea of what dessert is.  I think if it's sweet, it will qualify for dessert.

However, if you go out to a restaurant, you usually won't see cookies/biscuits on the menu.  It's usually cakes or pies, or other pastry-style items.  Sometimes, ice cream as well.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 01:02:58 PM

Americans seem to have a loose idea of what dessert is.  I think if it's sweet, it will qualify for dessert.

However, if you go out to a restaurant, you usually won't see cookies/biscuits on the menu.  It's usually cakes or pies, or other pastry-style items.  Sometimes, ice cream as well.

And what I've seen called "biscuits" in travel games in England and Europe are not the kind of cookies we have for dessert here.

The fancy cookies that you posted, Chuck, with the frosting and sprinkles, were more like dessert items.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 01:12:07 PM
And what I've seen called "biscuits" in travel games in England and Europe are not the kind of cookies we have for dessert here.

The fancy cookies that you posted, Chuck, with the frosting and sprinkles, were more like dessert items.


Yes, but like I said before, American's can tend to overdo things.  :laugh:   The times I've been over to Europe and down to NZ and Au, the meals and deserts are regular sized portions.  Here in the US, our meals out tend to be larger-sized.

Of course, that doesn't count a Full English.


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Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 01:13:05 PM

Americans seem to have a loose idea of what dessert is.  I think if it's sweet, it will qualify for dessert.

However, if you go out to a restaurant, you usually won't see cookies/biscuits on the menu.  It's usually cakes or pies, or other pastry-style items.  Sometimes, ice cream as well.

Dessert in Spain and in Germany too actually is always fruit, yogurt, pudding, such things, cakes is for special occasions. And like Brian says, biscuits are to accompany coffee or tea or cocoa.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 01:19:11 PM
Dessert in Spain and in Germany too actually is always fruit, yogurt, pudding, such things, cakes is for special occasions. And like Brian says, biscuits are to accompany coffee or tea or cocoa.

Interesting.

Restaurant menus here often offer pieces of cake, pie, and things like that for dessert.   However, they also offer the examples you've listed too, they often are added as a dessert for a 'specialty" meal.

Example.  "Early-bird dinner!  Come in for dinner from 4:00 - 6:00 and get an appetizer and meal, and dessert is free!"   On a special offer like that,  dessert tends to be something smaller like a scoop of ice cream, a bowl of pudding,  jell-o,  mixed fruit.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 17, 2020, 01:22:23 PM
I find it hard to eat much at all these days. On Monday I only ate about 2/3rds of the meat pie I had for dinner. I use to eat a whole pie with peas for dinner. Like this but never chips with it
https://www.123rf.com/photo_11718228_closeup-of-meat-pie-chips-and-peas-on-a-plate.html
 I generally buy sausages and store them in 3's in the freezer.
https://www.omak.co.nz/product/beef-gluten-preservative-free-sausages/
I have always eaten 2 for dinner (with chips and a vegetable) and kept one for lunch the next day. I love cold sausage on bread. On Wednesday night I only ate  one and a bit for dinner so put nearly 2 in the refrigerator for lunches. I prefer to eat out for lunch when you can get small snack meals in a cafe. The  last time I ate out for dinner was in July when I went on the 5 night trip. I ordered a hamburger for dinner and could not eat more than half of it and still had stomach pains  I was quite envious of a man at a nearby table, who seemed older than me,  eating a whole steak.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 01:27:04 PM
The last time I ate out for dinner was in July when I went on the 5 night trip. I ordered a hamburger for dinner and could not eat more than half of it and still had stomach pains  I was quite envious of a man at a nearby table, who seemed older than me,  eating a whole steak.

Oh, I would imagine that would be frustrating.   Have you seen a Gastroenterologist?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 17, 2020, 01:27:17 PM
Do not get me started on eating out in the USA and even Canada. I prefer to rent an apartment and do my own cooking. Unfortunately USA type meals are spreading around the world.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 01:28:33 PM
Do not get me started on eating out in the USA and even Canada. I prefer to rent an apartment and do my own cooking. Unfortunately USA type meals are spreading around the world.

I often wonder why US culture seems to be so pervasive. 
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 01:34:24 PM
Dessert in Spain and in Germany too actually is always fruit, yogurt, pudding, such things, cakes is for special occasions. And like Brian says, biscuits are to accompany coffee or tea or cocoa.

Though I know from visiting relatives there's frequently cake during afternoon coffee! Delicious ones, not too sweet.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 17, 2020, 01:39:33 PM
Though I know from visiting relatives there's frequently cake during afternoon coffee! Delicious ones, not too sweet.
I rarely eat biscuits with my morning and afternoon coffee, much prefer cakes. However I love the date and orange scones at the cafe in our hardware store. They are usually all gone by 11am. I buy and freeze date scones at the supermarket, had one yesterday morning with my coffee.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 01:47:30 PM
OH, I haven't had a scone in a long time.  I've liked them when I had them.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 02:32:53 PM
Of course, that doesn't count a Full English.

(https://britishgrubhub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/full-english-breakfast.jpg)

That's HUGE!   :laugh:

I remember seeing one of those breakfasts in Oxford, but luckily we went through a line to be served and didn't have to take all of it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 17, 2020, 02:43:48 PM
This is more my idea of breakfast.
https://www.mashed.com/169127/what-exactly-is-a-continental-breakfast/
However the croissants would be a holiday splurge. I have started buying ONE butter croissant at the Saturday markets (every 2nd week) and having it for breakfast on Sunday. Disappointed that I forgot last Saturday. I stayed at a few B&Bs in the UK in 2018 and did have an egg most mornings but never any meat. I only eat 2 eggs each week, for dinner on Sunday night. I use to have 2 slices of toast with them but have cut down to one now. I just have one slice of toast for breakfast but also a bowl of cereal.
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Post by: Sara B on September 17, 2020, 02:54:24 PM
That breakfast would kill me! I have a slice of toast with jam, occasionally two. And two cups of white coffee.
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Post by: Sara B on September 17, 2020, 02:54:53 PM
Not really here - off to bed now. Goodnight!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 02:59:20 PM
Hiandbye Sara!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 03:20:45 PM

That was my nickname in high school.


Sure it was ........ ::)  :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 03:25:33 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Tonight we have our choir ZOOM meeting.

Charging up the battery now, it takes a lot of power from it.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 03:46:57 PM

I was just reading the article.  They did speculate that the wildfires could be a cause.  I just wish it wasn't going to take so long to get results for the tests they're running.

What Chuck said. They started noticing large amounts dead birds at White Sands missile range. They usually get a dozen or so in a week, but they've been seeing hundreds a day. They are speculating that it is due to the wildfires and the poor air quality. As Chuck said, until they get the test results back they won't know for sure.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 04:44:01 PM
We've been getting a little rain here for the past couple of hours, remnants of Hurricane Sally. Very light here, it's much heavier in the Norfolk area and pushing off to sea. It should be around into the morning hours.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 05:00:12 PM
Time for NBC News then the meeting, see y'all later!

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Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 05:02:43 PM
Good night, Sara.

Hi, Linda.

Enjoy the choir meeting, Fritz.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 05:04:32 PM
What Chuck said. They started noticing large amounts dead birds at White Sands missile range. They usually get a dozen or so in a week, but they've been seeing hundreds a day. They are speculating that it is due to the wildfires and the poor air quality. As Chuck said, until they get the test results back they won't know for sure.

Ah, the air quality.  That makes sense.  The poor birds can't breathe.

And you know  what they say about a canary in a coal mine.   :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 05:23:25 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Tonight we have our choir ZOOM meeting.

Charging up the battery now, it takes a lot of power from it.



Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Jimmy says hello. He's coping with the terrible air quality where he lives.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 05:41:35 PM
Oh, I'll bet he is.  Sorry that Jimmy is having tough times, with air quality.
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Post by: tfferg on September 17, 2020, 06:19:52 PM
Hello friends

I'm not on FB but the ABC News in Victoria showed a wonderful FB video - two young Melbourne kids 8- and 12- years old Luke and Austin Thang performing their update of John Lennon's Imagine - "Imagine there's no corona..."
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Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 06:48:06 PM
Hey Tony!

Sounds great!

We had a very nice choir meeting, then I called my sisters since today Mother would have been 107 years old.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 06:49:04 PM
That's so bad about Jimmy. Gary in Merced is having some throat and similar problems due to smoke from the fires all around. As is my niece and her son in L.A.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 07:01:06 PM
Hey Tony!

Sounds great!

We had a very nice choir meeting, then I called my sisters since today Mother would have been 107 years old.

Hi, Tony.

That almost makes me cry, "imagine there's no corona" from the mouths of such young ones.

Nice that you could talk to your sisters, Fritz.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 07:30:24 PM


hello Diners!

;D

Had a nice dinner with my friends, and when I got home, I signed on my work computer to deal with the emails that have piled up, there were 150, and I still have to get through tomorrow.

:o

I was able to deal with a lot of them, and I will have less to do come Monday.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 07:31:36 PM
Sure it was ........ ::)  :o


You doubt my claim?  :o   I'm hurt!  I'm wounded!   You've given me a deep, emotional scar that will never heal.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 07:34:13 PM
What Chuck said. They started noticing large amounts dead birds at White Sands missile range. They usually get a dozen or so in a week, but they've been seeing hundreds a day. They are speculating that it is due to the wildfires and the poor air quality. As Chuck said, until they get the test results back they won't know for sure.

I hope they get the results back sooner than expected.

the way 2020 is going...........::)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 07:34:54 PM
We've been getting a little rain here for the past couple of hours, remnants of Hurricane Sally. Very light here, it's much heavier in the Norfolk area and pushing off to sea. It should be around into the morning hours.


No rains here that I've seen, but we've been very overcast.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 07:36:21 PM
Jimmy says hello. He's coping with the terrible air quality where he lives.


That sucks.  I would imagine they have to stay indoors all the time.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 07:37:32 PM
Hello friends

I'm not on FB but the ABC News in Victoria showed a wonderful FB video - two young Melbourne kids 8- and 12- years old Luke and Austin Thang performing their update of John Lennon's Imagine - "Imagine there's no corona..."


Hello Tony!   Good to see you today!   
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Post by: tfferg on September 17, 2020, 07:39:01 PM
Hi, Tony.

That almost makes me cry, "imagine there's no corona" from the mouths of such young ones.


Yes, Debbie, it is poignant.

The two brothers created it while in lockdown here. They'll be missing their schoolmates.

The younger one says doing the song made him discover that he can sing.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 07:42:49 PM
The younger one says doing the song made him rediscover that he can sing.

Lennon is still inspiring generations.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 17, 2020, 07:49:53 PM

hello Diners!

;D

Had a nice dinner with my friends, and when I got home, I signed on my work computer to deal with the emails that have piled up, there were 150, and I still have to get through tomorrow.

:o

I was able to deal with a lot of them, and I will have less to do come Monday.

I hope you won't be swamped with even more by Monday, Chuck.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 07:50:38 PM
I hope you won't be swamped with even more by Monday, Chuck.

I'll sign on over the weekend, and I'll deal with the ones that appeared on Friday, and I'll be back to a manageable number.

;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:08:05 PM
Hey Tony!

Sounds great!

We had a very nice choir meeting, then I called my sisters since today Mother would have been 107 years old.



Happy Birthday to your mother in heaven, Fritz!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:09:59 PM
That's so bad about Jimmy. Gary in Merced is having some throat and similar problems due to smoke from the fires all around. As is my niece and her son in L.A.



It's just terrible, Fritz. You've seen Michael's posts on FB as to what the air looks like in SF. He says it is very bad for him due to having respiratory problems and migraines. He doesn't have AC.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:11:03 PM

hello Diners!

;D

Had a nice dinner with my friends, and when I got home, I signed on my work computer to deal with the emails that have piled up, there were 150, and I still have to get through tomorrow.

:o

I was able to deal with a lot of them, and I will have less to do come Monday.

JEEEEZ Chuck. That's terrible. Doesn't someone take over for you when you are on vacation?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:14:54 PM
JEEEEZ Chuck. That's terrible. Doesn't someone take over for you when you are on vacation?

Hiya Auntie!

I get emails from all over the bank.  LOL

We get weekly bulletins,  notices about classes, rate sheets, tech issues,  renewal notices, and on and on, and that doesn't count any emails that come in from clients.

I sign on and find the ones I can just delete, or give a quick reply to, if needed.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:15:15 PM

You doubt my claim?  :o   I'm hurt!  I'm wounded!   You've given me a deep, emotional scar that will never heal.

yeah yeah yeah....... talk to the hand!!  (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/swearing/talk-to-the-hand-sign-smiley-emoticon.gif)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:15:50 PM
yeah yeah yeah....... talk to the hand!!  (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/swearing/talk-to-the-hand-sign-smiley-emoticon.gif)


:laugh:

How are Lilia and Leela?   and Jonothan and Amy?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 08:17:45 PM
Happy Birthday to your mother in heaven, Fritz!

Thanks, Linda!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:17:52 PM
I hope they get the results back sooner than expected.

the way 2020 is going...........::)

I hope so too.

Journalist Austin Fisher took cell phone video of dead birds he encountered on a hike in Velarde, N.M., on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.
Las Cruces Sun-News


https://www.lcsun-news.com/videos/news/2020/09/14/dead-migratory-birds-found-new-mexicos-rio-arriba-county/5794183002/

The video starts after the ads.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 08:18:57 PM
It's just terrible, Fritz. You've seen Michael's posts on FB as to what the air looks like in SF. He says it is very bad for him due to having respiratory problems and migraines. He doesn't have AC.

Neither do Pete and David, it's difficult for them, especially since Pete can't do his exercise outside like he's used to doing.

It hasn't affected our air quality, but we've had hazy skies the past couple of days due to smoke from the West.

Sally might help to clear things up here a bit.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:20:31 PM
Neither do Pete and David, it's difficult for them, especially since Pete can't do his exercise outside like he's used to doing.

Geez, they're having a hard time too?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:21:54 PM

That sucks.  I would imagine they have to stay indoors all the time.

Well, he tries, but they don't have AC so it's bad all the way around.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:23:36 PM
Lennon is still inspiring generations.

Yes he is.

Pentatonix cover of it will make you cry.

https://youtu.be/NLiWFUDJ95I
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:23:46 PM
Well, he tries, but they don't have AC so it's bad all the way around.


The only way I can live without A/C is to move to Alaska.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 08:25:03 PM

hello Diners!

;D

Had a nice dinner with my friends, and when I got home, I signed on my work computer to deal with the emails that have piled up, there were 150, and I still have to get through tomorrow.

:o

I was able to deal with a lot of them, and I will have less to do come Monday.

150 emails! Too bad you had to work a little tonight, but I can see how that will make things easier next week.

Good that you had a nice dinner with your friends.  Full of cookies now?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:26:05 PM
One of my friends posted on FB that she picked some of these things up to snack on already.


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_DPp-MT5jrxE/TMzseKLlU5I/AAAAAAAABtg/MDWYo5rbmAA/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/brachs-autumn-mix-web.jpg)


I was like:  "oh, check her out, getting a jump start on Halloween already."

Now I don't feel bad for taking my Halloween stuff out already!  LOL   I haven't put it up, it's way too soon, but I have it on my recliner, so I can put it up on 10/1.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:27:08 PM
Yes he is.

Pentatonix cover of it will make you cry.

https://youtu.be/NLiWFUDJ95I


Sometimes I feel like anything Pentatonix does will make me cry!  LOL

I did tear up at their cover of "Sound of Silence".  I still play that one, I love it so much.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:28:00 PM
150 emails! Too bad you had to work a little tonight, but I can see how that will make things easier next week.

Good that you had a nice dinner with your friends.  Full of cookies now?

Hiya Debs!

No, I didn't stuff myself on cookies, but the temptation was there!

How are you doing this evening?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 08:28:51 PM
It's just terrible, Fritz. You've seen Michael's posts on FB as to what the air looks like in SF. He says it is very bad for him due to having respiratory problems and migraines. He doesn't have AC.

Ohhhh....

I haven't seen Michael's posts because I'm not on FB, but I feel so bad for him with those health problems, and that awful air.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:33:53 PM
I hope so too.

Journalist Austin Fisher took cell phone video of dead birds he encountered on a hike in Velarde, N.M., on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.
Las Cruces Sun-News


https://www.lcsun-news.com/videos/news/2020/09/14/dead-migratory-birds-found-new-mexicos-rio-arriba-county/5794183002/

The video starts after the ads.


Geeez.  What else can happen this year?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 08:34:35 PM

The only way I can live without A/C is to move to Alaska.

I think I'd be the same way.

Except I'd hate the super-cold of Alaska in winter.

When I was growing up, we'd have 98-degrees days in Colorado (and it seemed like I'd ALWAYS get a migraine in that heat).  My dad didn't believe in AC, he wouldn't let Mom get it.  She got it after he died.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 08:37:15 PM
One of my friends posted on FB that she picked some of these things up to snack on already.


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_DPp-MT5jrxE/TMzseKLlU5I/AAAAAAAABtg/MDWYo5rbmAA/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/brachs-autumn-mix-web.jpg)


I was like:  "oh, check her out, getting a jump start on Halloween already."

Now I don't feel bad for taking my Halloween stuff out already!  LOL   I haven't put it up, it's way too soon, but I have it on my recliner, so I can put it up on 10/1.

Ohhh.  Looks good, but I agree, it's too early for that candy.  Although those little pumpkins are very tempting.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:38:18 PM

:laugh:

How are Lilia and Leela?   and Jonothan and Amy?

They are fine. Both girls are growing like weeds. When they went camping last weekend Lilia only had one pair of shoes that would fit. They were a size 10 in girls that I had bought her at WalMart. They were trying to get a size 8 on her foot and I kept trying to tell them that she didn't have any shoes that fit except for the pair I bought her. She is wearing a 10.5 or 11 at this point. She has big feet. She is also wearing 6X in clothing as well. She just turned 6yo  in July. Lilia weighs 45 lbs and Leela weighs 37 lbs. She is 2 1/2 yo.

Jonathan and Amy are doing fine.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:38:30 PM
I think I'd be the same way.

Except I'd hate the super-cold of Alaska in winter.

When I was growing up, we'd have 98-degrees days in Colorado (and it seemed like I'd ALWAYS get a migraine in that heat).  My dad didn't believe in AC, he wouldn't let Mom get it.  She got it after he died.

I think I'd quite like the secluded nature of being there in the winter, as long as I had my supplies and an internet/cable connection.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 08:39:36 PM
Yes he is.

Pentatonix cover of it will make you cry.

https://youtu.be/NLiWFUDJ95I

Beautiful.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:40:10 PM
They are fine. Both girls are growing like weeds. When they went camping last weekend Lilia only had one pair of shoes that would fit. They were a size 10 in girls that I had bought her at WalMart. They were trying to get a size 8 on her foot and I kept trying to tell them that she didn't have any shoes that fit except for the pair I bought her. She is wearing a 10.5 or 11 at this point. She has big feet. She is also wearing 6X in clothing as well. She just turned 6yo  in July. Lilia weighs 45 lbs and Leela weighs 37 lbs. She is 2 1/2 yo.

Jonathan and Amy are doing fine.


Wow, they are getting big!!!  I can't believe how much time has gone by!

How is Josh and his family?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:41:18 PM
Neither do Pete and David, it's difficult for them, especially since Pete can't do his exercise outside like he's used to doing.

It hasn't affected our air quality, but we've had hazy skies the past couple of days due to smoke from the West.

Sally might help to clear things up here a bit.



The smoke showed back up today and is hanging over the valley. It's not due to be blown out of here until the end of the weekend. Oh, I forgot to tell you that there was snow on the ground when the family went camping last weekend in the Jemez mountains southwest of here. They were at about 10,000 ft.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 08:41:43 PM
Hiya Debs!

No, I didn't stuff myself on cookies, but the temptation was there!

How are you doing this evening?

Haahaa, not completely stuffed with cookies.   ;)

I'm doing well tonight, thanks, Chuck.  Evenings generally seem to be better than mornings. 

I was playing that game where you fly between cities, and had to get from Sydney Australia, to Tahiti.  Took a while, but I finally won the beautiful red Apple Fruit Badge.  Delicious looking.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 08:43:59 PM
It was about this time of year that I first moved to El Paso in 1970, and when I bought a car in early October I got my first taste of New Mexico. Back in New Orleans our neighbors had a son who was a Christian Brother in Santa Fe, and he told us about the state. I had been wanting to see it for all that time, and was glad finally to experience the Tierra Encantada.

50 years ago. Sheesh.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:45:21 PM

The only way I can live without A/C is to move to Alaska.

It can actually get pretty hot in Alaska as well. The best best is to live above 10,000 feet somewhere. Sandia peak is right above 10,000  ft in height and is 30° colder up there than it is down where we live. So if it's 80° here it is 50° up there. It's so funny to see the tourists go up the Tram in short shorts and tank tops and freeze their a**es off when they get up there. People look at me funny when I take a jacket up with me in the summer. They are not laughing when they get up there.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:45:25 PM
The smoke showed back up today and is hanging over the valley. It's not due to be blown out of here until the end of the weekend. Oh, I forgot to tell you that there was snow on the ground when the family went camping last weekend in the Jemez mountains southwest of here. They were at about 10,000 ft.

snow on the ground already?  Damn!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 08:46:21 PM
I think I'd quite like the secluded nature of being there in the winter, as long as I had my supplies and an internet/cable connection.

Yes, true, as long as you didn't have to go out for supplies.

But that's how it's been here during COVID, secluded, and that does get old after a while. 

But I think it would be peaceful in Alaska.  So there would be pro's and con's.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:48:19 PM
It can actually get pretty hot in Alaska as well. The best best is to live above 10,000 feet somewhere. Sandia peak is right above 10,000  ft in height and is 30° colder up there than it is down where we live. So if it's 80° here it is 50° up there. It's so funny to see the tourists go up the Tram in short shorts and tank tops and freeze their a**es off when they get up there. People look at me funny when I take a jacket up with me in the summer. They are not laughing when they get up there.

Hot in Alaska.   Just go and burst my bubble, Auntie!

:laugh:

As for short shorts, remember this??


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N_MoXc_99E
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:49:57 PM
Yes, true, as long as you didn't have to go out for supplies.

But that's how it's been here during COVID, secluded, and that does get old after a while. 

But I think it would be peaceful in Alaska.  So there would be pro's and con's.

Yes, I'm saying I'd do well, but the reality could be that I end up like Jack Nicholson in "the Shining".  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:49:58 PM

Sometimes I feel like anything Pentatonix does will make me cry!  LOL

I did tear up at their cover of "Sound of Silence".  I still play that one, I love it so much.

A lot of them do make you cry, but some are happy as well.

"Come Along"  cover by Pentatonix.

https://youtu.be/u8rT6ij0PSo

If this sounds familiar it was used in in the iPhoneXR ad on TV a few years ago.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 08:50:13 PM
I had been wanting to see it for all that time, and was glad finally to experience the Tierra Encantada.

I've never seen "Land of Enchantment" written out that way in Spanish, Fritz, but it sure is.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:51:10 PM

Geeez.  What else can happen this year?

I know!! I still believe that it is Mother Nature getting even with the human race.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:54:41 PM
Beautiful.



Yes, I loved that Mitch and Scott held the LGBTQ+ sign. Avi is Jewish, Kevin is a devout Christian and Kirstin is Latina.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:55:02 PM
A lot of them do make you cry, but some are happy as well.

"Come Along"  cover by Pentatonix.

https://youtu.be/u8rT6ij0PSo

If this sounds familiar it was used in in the iPhoneXR ad on TV a few years ago.


Yes, I've seen that one before, I really like it...............











BUT..........


Scott and Mitch both do two things that annoy me, fashion-wise.   They are both wearing pants that may be cut 'short', so when they sit, the legs ride way up.  I've always hated that look.

On top of that, they're both wearing dress shoes and no socks.  Any time I see a guy doing that, all I can think of is big, sweaty, feet.  LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 08:55:28 PM
snow on the ground already?  Damn!!

My sister saw some snow on the ground already, on about last Tuesday, I think.

And my friend in Texas was driving to work on the cabin in southern Colorado not too long ago, going through the corner of NM, and saw what he said looked like a brief Winter Wonderland, although it didn't last long.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:55:47 PM
I know!! I still believe that it is Mother Nature getting even with the human race.

You are not the only person I've heard say that!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:57:47 PM

Wow, they are getting big!!!  I can't believe how much time has gone by!

How is Josh and his family?


They are doing well. They are back up on Kodiak Island in Alaska.

(https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/101370514_10156877246222000_6414325565410508800_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=e3f864&_nc_ohc=0v7PAYEStTcAX9TT0X7&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=4066b0398cff2a5ed4a2adc51624517a&oe=5F8B220D)

Ashton is 13 and Leah is 10.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 08:58:45 PM
Yes, I'm saying I'd do well, but the reality could be that I end up like Jack Nicholson in "the Shining".  :laugh:

 :laugh:

Oh, no.   :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 08:59:16 PM
It was about this time of year that I first moved to El Paso in 1970, and when I bought a car in early October I got my first taste of New Mexico. Back in New Orleans our neighbors had a son who was a Christian Brother in Santa Fe, and he told us about the state. I had been wanting to see it for all that time, and was glad finally to experience the Tierra Encantada.

50 years ago. Sheesh.



Yeah it's hard to think it was that long ago.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 08:59:57 PM
They are doing well. They are back up on Kodiak Island in Alaska.

(https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/101370514_10156877246222000_6414325565410508800_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=e3f864&_nc_ohc=0v7PAYEStTcAX9TT0X7&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=4066b0398cff2a5ed4a2adc51624517a&oe=5F8B220D)

Ashton is 13 and Leah is 10.

Holy crap!   Now I feel old!   :laugh:   They look great!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 09:00:28 PM
snow on the ground already?  Damn!!

The northern mountains outside Santa Fe got 8" when we had that cold front come through.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 09:01:48 PM
Hot in Alaska.   Just go and burst my bubble, Auntie!

:laugh:

As for short shorts, remember this??


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N_MoXc_99E

Yes I do remember that ad. That sh*t can burn your skin off!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 09:03:45 PM
Yes I do remember that ad. That sh*t can burn your skin off!

I've always wondered about that. No one in my family ever used it.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 09:05:10 PM

Yes, I've seen that one before, I really like it...............











BUT..........


Scott and Mitch both do two things that annoy me, fashion-wise.   They are both wearing pants that may be cut 'short', so when they sit, the legs ride way up.  I've always hated that look.

On top of that, they're both wearing dress shoes and no socks.  Any time I see a guy doing that, all I can think of is big, sweaty, feet.  LOL

Yes, but that is fashion forward for the young-uns nowadays! You think that's crazy, you should see Mitch's Instagram account. Some of the things he posts there fashionwise would make your hair curl (if you had any!!) ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 09:05:56 PM
My sister saw some snow on the ground already, on about last Tuesday, I think.

And my friend in Texas was driving to work on the cabin in southern Colorado not too long ago, going through the corner of NM, and saw what he said looked like a brief Winter Wonderland, although it didn't last long.

No, none of it stuck as the ground is still too warm.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 09:06:44 PM
I'm glad that I have absolutely no sense of fashion!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 09:06:57 PM
Yes I do remember that ad. That sh*t can burn your skin off!

I've never used it, I often wondered if it burned.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 09:07:46 PM
Yes, but that is fashion forward for the young-uns nowadays! You think that's crazy, you should see Mitch's Instagram account. Some of the things he posts there fashionwise would make your hair curl (if you had any!!) ;)

Hey!   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 09:08:06 PM
Holy crap!   Now I feel old!   :laugh:   They look great!

You think you feel old, they're my grandkids!!!

It's hard to believe I'll have a son who turns 40 in January!!!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 09:09:53 PM
I've never used it, I often wondered if it burned.

IT DOES!! If you leave it on just a minute or so longer than it says, you have no skin left!!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 09:10:41 PM
Hey!   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I only meant that you shave it short!!!! ;) ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 09:14:56 PM
IT DOES!! If you leave it on just a minute or so longer than it says, you have no skin left!!!

Ouch!   >:(
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 09:15:02 PM
IT DOES!! If you leave it on just a minute or so longer than it says, you have no skin left!!!

Yuck.  I've heard about some guys using it on their backs.  I'd rather be hairy and have skin.  LOL
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 09:15:25 PM
I only meant that you shave it short!!!! ;) ;D

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

;)
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Post by: dejavu on September 17, 2020, 09:35:04 PM
Good night, everyone who's still here.

Chuck, Fritz, Linda....have a good day tomorrow.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2020, 09:35:48 PM
sleep well, Debs.  See you tomorrow!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2020, 09:41:05 PM
G'nite Debbie!

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Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 09:44:20 PM
Good night Debbie.
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Post by: killersmom on September 17, 2020, 09:51:06 PM
Well, I guess it's bedtime for me. Nighty all!!
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Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 09:58:14 PM
Though I know from visiting relatives there's frequently cake during afternoon coffee! Delicious ones, not too sweet.

Oh yes, Kaffee und Kuchen, but that's only in Germany. In Spain kids used to eat a sandwich between lunch and dinner, but I am not sure if they are still doing it. My family does, but we are not representative for spanish families.
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Post by: brian on September 17, 2020, 10:00:51 PM
It can actually get pretty hot in Alaska as well. The best best is to live above 10,000 feet somewhere. Sandia peak is right above 10,000  ft in height and is 30° colder up there than it is down where we live. So if it's 80° here it is 50° up there. It's so funny to see the tourists go up the Tram in short shorts and tank tops and freeze their a**es off when they get up there. People look at me funny when I take a jacket up with me in the summer. They are not laughing when they get up there.
I was in Fairbanks, Alaska on the longest day of the year in 2017.  It was Sunday so no buses and the apartment owner drove me up to the Museum in the University on the hill. He told me to ring him when I was coming back but he had already picked me up at the train station the night before and he drove me to the airport the next day so I decided to walk. It was down hill but still was very hot.
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Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 10:02:15 PM
They are fine. Both girls are growing like weeds. When they went camping last weekend Lilia only had one pair of shoes that would fit. They were a size 10 in girls that I had bought her at WalMart. They were trying to get a size 8 on her foot and I kept trying to tell them that she didn't have any shoes that fit except for the pair I bought her. She is wearing a 10.5 or 11 at this point. She has big feet. She is also wearing 6X in clothing as well. She just turned 6yo  in July. Lilia weighs 45 lbs and Leela weighs 37 lbs. She is 2 1/2 yo.

Jonathan and Amy are doing fine.

Hi Linda!  :-*
Good to hear you are all good. Kids grow up too fast, little guy needs new sport gear And now he is starting to worry about brands, he is becoming expensive!
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Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 10:06:33 PM
Hey. Brian, you're around too! I am starting the coffee rounds, it's the first day it's still completely dark outside at 6 am, summer is ending!
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Post by: brian on September 17, 2020, 10:10:49 PM
Hey. Brian, you're around too! I am starting the coffee rounds, it's the first day it's still completely dark outside at 6 am, summer is ending!
I noticed this morning it was light when I  got up about 6.15am altho.ugh the sun was not yet up Sunrise 6.32am tomorrow.
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Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 10:12:52 PM
You're stealing our daylight! ;)
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Post by: brian on September 17, 2020, 10:39:00 PM
It is nice now but in mid-summer when I go to bed while light and get up while light, it gets a bit monotonous. DLS starts on Sunday 28th so it will go back to be dark in the morning again .
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Post by: Gazapete on September 17, 2020, 10:44:49 PM
So you have like Swedish light, the longest days in north Germany (in Hamburg where I lived for two years) we had light from 3:30 am until 11 pm. It was completely disconcerting for us spaniards, specially because it was our student times, and leaving a bar in daylight after only a couple of drinks made us a bit confused... or maybe it was the alcohol what confused us, jury is still out on that!
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Post by: brian on September 17, 2020, 11:16:25 PM
Not quite that long but in mid-summer it is light from about 4.30am (I think) until nearly 10pm. I spent over a week in Sweden and Finland in late May 2008. At that time, I still lived in Sydney so was amazed at how light it was in the evening especially as it did not feel like Summer. I would not be so surprised after living in Dunedin for 10 years.
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 01:05:35 AM
That's so bad about Jimmy. Gary in Merced is having some throat and similar problems due to smoke from the fires all around. As is my niece and her son in L.A.

It must be just horrible - and going on and on...
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 01:08:25 AM
One of my friends posted on FB that she picked some of these things up to snack on already.


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_DPp-MT5jrxE/TMzseKLlU5I/AAAAAAAABtg/MDWYo5rbmAA/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/brachs-autumn-mix-web.jpg)


I was like:  "oh, check her out, getting a jump start on Halloween already."

Now I don't feel bad for taking my Halloween stuff out already!  LOL   I haven't put it up, it's way too soon, but I have it on my recliner, so I can put it up on 10/1.

Nice healthy vegetables!
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 01:14:53 AM
Yes he is.

Pentatonix cover of it will make you cry.

https://youtu.be/NLiWFUDJ95I

It did, Linda. That’s beautiful.
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 01:17:48 AM
They are doing well. They are back up on Kodiak Island in Alaska.

(https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/101370514_10156877246222000_6414325565410508800_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=e3f864&_nc_ohc=0v7PAYEStTcAX9TT0X7&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=4066b0398cff2a5ed4a2adc51624517a&oe=5F8B220D)

Ashton is 13 and Leah is 10.

Oh wow, so big now, and both lovely! And Ashton had HAIR!!
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 01:19:50 AM
You think you feel old, they're my grandkids!!!

It's hard to believe I'll have a son who turns 40 in January!!!!

Mine’s 48 in November!
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 01:23:03 AM
We’re having a week of really beautiful summer weather, low to mid 20s here but higher in other areas. I’ve had 2 sea swims this week, and will probably have another today.
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 01:38:42 AM
We started indoor tai chi yesterday, in a hall in another village. We were only 5 including teacher, but apparently you can have up to 30 if you can keep the 2m distancing (which would be a pretty big space). Regulations were, wear a mask as you come in and put your stuff down, then you can take it off; don’t touch anything, including leaning on walls (I’m going to take a picnic chair next time - I sometimes need to sit during an hour and a quarter); no bare feet, which I normally do in the summer, and my sandals were ok but felt a bit heavy.

Fingers crossed that we’ll be able to continue with it. It’s a particularly good thing to do at the moment, both mentally and physically. And choir practice tonight, ditto.
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 01:42:48 AM
One more post before I leave the forum empty...

I don’t know the reason, but I’m having great difficulty getting ground decaf coffee for my filter machine. I like 2 big cups for breakfast and have half and half caffeine and decaf, unless I’m having tummy problems when I just have weak decaf. Lidl said it just wasn’t being delivered.
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 06:13:00 AM
Good morning, Sara.  If you are still there.  I do see your green light.

Hi to anyone else who's still around.
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 07:03:52 AM
I've been working on a new Fruit Challenge, for something called the Pineberry.  Google says it's a "white strawberry," and has the texture and feel of a strawberry, but with a flavor reminiscent of pineapple.  They look white with little reddish dots on them.

The actual challenge is to earn a certain number of stars in Daily Sudoku games over a three-week period; I played twice today (on Beginner) and earned five stars total.  May play again on Easy (the next step up from Beginner) after breakfast, but I'm usually not fast enough on Easy to earn more than one star per game.

So, Good Morning to everyone as you come in today: Fritz, Chuck, anyone else.  SYL.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 07:29:58 AM
Hey y'all, sunny and mild here, damp from the rain yesterday. I guess the system from Sally has passed through.

Hey Debbie!

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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 07:39:34 AM
Good morning, Sara.  If you are still there.  I do see your green light.

Hi to anyone else who's still around.

I wasn’t! But hello now! And to Fritz.

Still sunny but the wind’s really got up, so I’m not sure about my swim.
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 07:46:54 AM
Hi, Sara.  I'm passing through now again, as you seem to be also.  Take care, and don't swim if it's too windy.

Hi, Fritz.  Looks sunny and mild here, too.  Still have to go down for breakfast, I got sidetracked. 

It might even be a good day for a short walk later, we'll see.
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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 07:59:52 AM
Hi Linda!  :-*
Good to hear you are all good. Kids grow up too fast, little guy needs new sport gear And now he is starting to worry about brands, he is becoming expensive!

Hi Elena! Yes they do grow too fast! When my boys were growing up, I had to buy clothes and shoes all the time because they kept growing out of them. We lived in a school district where there were a lot of wealthy families (we weren't), so as they got older they complained that I bought off brand clothes and clothes at the thrift store. A lot of the kids had brand name everything. I told them when they got old enough to make their own money, THEY could buy their own clothes with the brand name! When the time came, and they bought clothes, they bought the affordable clothes because they saw how expensive the brand names were. When I asked, they said they were too expensive and they didn't want to waste their money!!!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 08:01:28 AM
Hey Sara!

Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

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Post by: Gazapete on September 18, 2020, 08:03:23 AM
Hi Elena! Yes they do grow too fast! When my boys were growing up, I had to buy clothes and shoes all the time because they kept growing out of them. We lived in a school district where there were a lot of wealthy families (we weren't), so as they got older they complained that I bought off brand clothes and clothes at the thrift store. A lot of the kids had brand name everything. I told them when they got old enough to make their own money, THEY could buy their own clothes with the brand name! When the time came, and they bought clothes, they bought the affordable clothes because they saw how expensive the brand names were. When I asked, they said they were too expensive and they didn't want to waste their money!!!

Sounds real sensible to me! By the way, your grandkids are gorgeous!
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Post by: Gazapete on September 18, 2020, 08:03:47 AM
Good morning y'all across the pond!  :-*
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 08:04:01 AM
¡Hola Elenita!

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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 08:04:34 AM
It must be just horrible - and going on and on...

Hi Sara. Yes they are all getting very, very tired of it!!
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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 08:05:17 AM
It did, Linda. That’s beautiful.

I'm glad you liked it!
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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 08:07:10 AM
Oh wow, so big now, and both lovely! And Ashton had HAIR!!

Thanks Sara. They are so big. Oh and those are Mom's boots.
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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 08:07:41 AM
Mine’s 48 in November!

UGH! I feel your pain!!
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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 08:08:33 AM
We’re having a week of really beautiful summer weather, low to mid 20s here but higher in other areas. I’ve had 2 sea swims this week, and will probably have another today.

Oh how nice!! I wish I still lived at a coast. I miss the ocean.
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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 08:15:24 AM
Hey Sara!

Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*



Hey Fritz!! :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
Hot and smoky again today. UGH!

The family is leaving at 10 am today to go camping again, so I have a free weekend again! YAY!! They are going with 2 other families. They are doing the social distancing while at the campground.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 08:22:34 AM
Yay! I know you look forward to the relaxation it affords.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 08:27:20 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D

TGIF!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 08:28:19 AM
Hey. Brian, you're around too! I am starting the coffee rounds, it's the first day it's still completely dark outside at 6 am, summer is ending!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!  :)
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 08:28:51 AM
Hey Chuck!

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Post by: Gazapete on September 18, 2020, 08:36:34 AM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!  :)

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssss! ( Ingy would hate us right now  :laugh: )
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 08:36:41 AM
When the time came, and they bought clothes, they bought the affordable clothes because they saw how expensive the brand names were. When I asked, they said they were too expensive and they didn't want to waste their money!!!

 :laugh:   :laugh:   :laugh:

Good morning, Linda!
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 08:37:13 AM
Good morning y'all across the pond!  :-*

Hi, Elena!
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 08:39:02 AM
Hot and smoky again today. UGH!

The family is leaving at 10 am today to go camping again, so I have a free weekend again! YAY!! They are going with 2 other families. They are doing the social distancing while at the campground.

Sorry about the hot and smoky, Linda.  But enjoy your free weekend!
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Post by: Flyboy on September 18, 2020, 08:39:10 AM
That breakfast would kill me! I have a slice of toast with jam, occasionally two. And two cups of white coffee.
White Coffee?! I presume that's black coffee with a lot of cream in it?  ;D
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 08:39:47 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D

TGIF!

Good morning, Chuck.  Good to see you!   ;D
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 08:41:30 AM
Good morning, Jonn.  Good to see you bright and early, too.
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Post by: Gazapete on September 18, 2020, 08:43:47 AM
White Coffee?! I presume that's black coffee with a lot of cream in it?  ;D

Good morning, Jonn! :-*
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 08:50:27 AM
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_DPp-MT5jrxE/TMzseKLlU5I/AAAAAAAABtg/MDWYo5rbmAA/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/brachs-autumn-mix-web.jpg)

Nice healthy vegetables!


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 08:52:27 AM
We started indoor tai chi yesterday, in a hall in another village. We were only 5 including teacher, but apparently you can have up to 30 if you can keep the 2m distancing (which would be a pretty big space). Regulations were, wear a mask as you come in and put your stuff down, then you can take it off; don’t touch anything, including leaning on walls (I’m going to take a picnic chair next time - I sometimes need to sit during an hour and a quarter); no bare feet, which I normally do in the summer, and my sandals were ok but felt a bit heavy.

Fingers crossed that we’ll be able to continue with it. It’s a particularly good thing to do at the moment, both mentally and physically. And choir practice tonight, ditto.


Hello Sara!  :)  I'm glad you were able to continue your Tai Chi classes.  I know how much you like them.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 08:56:00 AM
caught up!

*waves to Elena, Jonn, Debs and Fritzie*
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 08:59:30 AM
Hey Jonn!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 09:05:59 AM

Here's something to giggle at.

I have friends who each year at Christmas time, put together one of those Christmas villages.

Sort of like this.


(https://www.martysmusings.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/How-to-Create-a-Christmas-Village-Display-20.jpg)



I get invited to their annual Christmas party, and I try to find something odd to put in the village when they're not looking, and they always find it days later, and call me to laugh.  One year I put little figures called "homies" into the village.  They were small figures that were made to look like gang members, street walkers, and such.

Another year, I found zombies to put into the village.


I just found these this year on FB, posted to a friend's page.  I HAVE TO buy them and put them in the village next year, as I assume that we won't be having the party this year.


(https://shop.noch.com/media/catalog/product/1/5/15516scr_3d17a68730fe939_1_.jpg)
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 09:33:37 AM
Hey Fritz!! :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
Hot and smoky again today. UGH!

The family is leaving at 10 am today to go camping again, so I have a free weekend again! YAY!! They are going with 2 other families. They are doing the social distancing while at the campground.

Sounds good for everyone, apart from the smoke. :(
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 09:36:33 AM
White Coffee?! I presume that's black coffee with a lot of cream in it?  ;D

Don’t you say that? No, it’s just black coffee with a little milk in it! (I don’t like cream in coffee). What do you call that? If you’re serving coffee you say “black or white?” Then if they say white, you say “How much milk?” :)
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 09:38:05 AM
Here's something to giggle at.

I have friends who each year at Christmas time, put together one of those Christmas villages.

Sort of like this.


(https://www.martysmusings.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/How-to-Create-a-Christmas-Village-Display-20.jpg)



I get invited to their annual Christmas party, and I try to find something odd to put in the village when they're not looking, and they always find it days later, and call me to laugh.  One year I put little figures called "homies" into the village.  They were small figures that were made to look like gang members, street walkers, and such.

Another year, I found zombies to put into the village.


I just found these this year on FB, posted to a friend's page.  I HAVE TO buy them and put them in the village next year, as I assume that we won't be having the party this year.


(https://shop.noch.com/media/catalog/product/1/5/15516scr_3d17a68730fe939_1_.jpg)

Those are great figures! How big are they? (And nicer than zombies! :D)
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Post by: Jenny on September 18, 2020, 09:38:48 AM
Happy New Year to you all!

L'Shana Tovah U'metukah!

May the year that begins this evening be a good and sweet year much improved over the last.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 09:38:57 AM
Glad you found them, Chuck!

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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 09:40:03 AM
Happy New Year to you all!

L'Shana Tovah U'metukah!

May the year that begins this evening be a good and sweet year much improved over the last.

Thanks so much, Jenny. And the same to you! :-*
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 09:40:47 AM
Too windy and not enough sun for swimming. Might go for a short walk before choir.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 09:40:47 AM
  ! שנה טובה, ג'ני
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Post by: Jenny on September 18, 2020, 09:41:21 AM
Chuck, I love those figurines! :) Do they put out the village with all of your additions each year, and if not, what happens to them?
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Post by: Jenny on September 18, 2020, 09:44:33 AM
Thank you, Fritz! May this year bring healing and health for you and Earl. :)
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Post by: Jenny on September 18, 2020, 09:46:18 AM
Off to do my "day of" shopping. :) We will probably zoom a service this evening. Will try to look in between things.
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 09:49:12 AM
Good find, Chuck.

I was out for an extremely short walk.  It's a little windy, and we have what Ingy would probably call "timid sunshine."  Not bad, though.

I'm going back my National Parks tour game, picking up at the next location, Yosemite National Park.  Such a beautiful place, but right now, news reports are all about the park being closed due to smoke and poor air quality from the wildfires.

In real life, I've never been to Yosemite and had admired the trees.
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 09:53:18 AM
Too windy and not enough sun for swimming. Might go for a short walk before choir.

Sounds like our weather here.   :laugh:  It's not as warm out as it looked.

I'm not a coffee drinker, but the usual question that I can recall here is "cream or sugar?"  Meaning one or both, or none.  But I didn't think it meant milk.  They sometimes have little cream packs on the tables where people eat.
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 09:54:11 AM
Off to do my "day of" shopping. :) We will probably zoom a service this evening. Will try to look in between things.

Hi, Jenny.  And thank you, same to you.  I hope the coming year is better for all of us in many ways.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 10:04:17 AM
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 10:06:50 AM
Those are great figures! How big are they? (And nicer than zombies! :D)

According to the website, they are Approx: .75" tall
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 10:08:06 AM
Don’t you say that? No, it’s just black coffee with a little milk in it! (I don’t like cream in coffee). What do you call that? If you’re serving coffee you say “black or white?” Then if they say white, you say “How much milk?” :)

White coffee?  We would say (I think) coffee with milk, or coffee light.

If sugar was added, you would order it as one coffee, light and sweet.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 10:09:27 AM
Chuck, I love those figurines! :) Do they put out the village with all of your additions each year, and if not, what happens to them?

No, they don't keep my additions.  They probably just toss them out.  LOL   The 'homies' at that time were for sale in gumball machines, so they were only a quarter each, so definitely not expensive.
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 11:05:55 AM
According to the website, they are Approx: .75" tall

Oh really teeny!
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 11:12:46 AM
Sounds like our weather here.   :laugh:  It's not as warm out as it looked.

I'm not a coffee drinker, but the usual question that I can recall here is "cream or sugar?"  Meaning one or both, or none.  But I didn't think it meant milk.  They sometimes have little cream packs on the tables where people eat.

They’re ok, but I prefer milk. What I really hate are any of those disgusting artificial ‘creamers‘, either liquid or powdered. What’s wrong with long life milk? :)
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 11:17:24 AM
White coffee?  We would say (I think) coffee with milk, or coffee light.

If sugar was added, you would order it as one coffee, light and sweet.

If it’s a coffee shop with good Italian coffee I’ll have an espresso or Americano with hot milk on the side so I can add my own - the strength is very important to me! Cappuccinos and lattes can be too milky so I don’t usually risk them.
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Post by: Sara B on September 18, 2020, 11:17:46 AM
Time for choir practice - bye!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 11:38:14 AM
Enjoy!

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Post by: Gazapete on September 18, 2020, 11:44:23 AM
Happy New Year to you all!

L'Shana Tovah U'metukah!

May the year that begins this evening be a good and sweet year much improved over the last.

Same to you, Jenny!  :-*
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 11:52:50 AM
Oh, there is such a nice, strong breeze out today.  I have the windows up and it is coming into the apartment.  It feels good.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 11:54:34 AM
My absentee ballot for the November election just came in the mail, but Earl's not yet. I checked the county election website, and it has been mailed, so I'll wait till his arrives then fill out both. I applied for an assistance form for his. I can bring it to the facility to have him sign it, but I want to make sure a very qualified person helps him in this, since if he doesn't sign on the line, the ballot will be invalid and I'll have to apply for another one, which could be a hassle.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 01:11:59 PM
Oh, there is such a nice, strong breeze out today.  I have the windows up and it is coming into the apartment.  It feels good.

It is breezy, Chuck.  I thought too breezy for much of a walk, but it was nice just being outside for a few minutes.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 01:13:55 PM
My absentee ballot for the November election just came in the mail, but Earl's not yet. I checked the county election website, and it has been mailed, so I'll wait till his arrives then fill out both. I applied for an assistance form for his. I can bring it to the facility to have him sign it, but I want to make sure a very qualified person helps him in this, since if he doesn't sign on the line, the ballot will be invalid and I'll have to apply for another one, which could be a hassle.

I'm glad yours came, Fritz.  I looked carefully through my mail, but mine wasn't there yet.  I'm expecting it any day.

Good idea to take as much caution as possible with Earl's.
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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 01:26:27 PM
Sounds real sensible to me! By the way, your grandkids are gorgeous!

Thanks so much Elena. The above picture is of the kids of my younger son who is in the Coast Guard and are up in Alaska.

This is the most current picture of the girls from my older son here in New Mexico.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50357088832_eb0a8259fe_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 01:29:55 PM
Yay! I know you look forward to the relaxation it affords.



Yes I do!! They left about 10 AM and I am just now getting back in here after having had to deal with problems about some stuff I ordered online and writing a lengthy email after I got zero help with a phone call to customer service.
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 01:33:10 PM
Yes I do!! They left about 10 AM and I am just now getting back in here after having had to deal with problems about some stuff I ordered online and writing a lengthy email after I got zero help with a phone call to customer service.

Hi, Linda.  Sorry you had such ordering problems on your first day without the family around to bug you.

By the way, all your grandkids are so sweet, beautiful, handsome, whatever words apply.   ;)
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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 01:38:14 PM
Good morning Diners!

;D

TGIF!

Good afternoon, Chuck!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 01:40:47 PM
Thanks so much Elena. The above picture is of the kids of my younger son who is in the Coast Guard and are up in Alaska.

This is the most current picture of the girls from my older son here in New Mexico.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50357088832_eb0a8259fe_b.jpg)


Sweet!!!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 01:41:05 PM
Yeah, da grankids are gawjis, dawlin hawt!

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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 01:41:14 PM
I'm going to take a very short nap, mostly to rest my eyes for a bit.  See you a bit later, Linda and everyone.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 01:42:01 PM
Yes I do!! They left about 10 AM and I am just now getting back in here after having had to deal with problems about some stuff I ordered online and writing a lengthy email after I got zero help with a phone call to customer service.

Well shit!  I hate when that happens.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 01:49:29 PM
:laugh:   :laugh:   :laugh:

Good morning, Linda!

Hi Debbie.
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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 01:50:56 PM
Sounds good for everyone, apart from the smoke. :(

Yes it is, Sara!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 02:06:08 PM
My absentee ballot for the November election just came in the mail, but Earl's not yet. I checked the county election website, and it has been mailed, so I'll wait till his arrives then fill out both. I applied for an assistance form for his. I can bring it to the facility to have him sign it, but I want to make sure a very qualified person helps him in this, since if he doesn't sign on the line, the ballot will be invalid and I'll have to apply for another one, which could be a hassle.

By state law ours don't get mailed out till 10-6-2020.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 02:07:31 PM
Hi, Linda.  Sorry you had such ordering problems on your first day without the family around to bug you.

By the way, all your grandkids are so sweet, beautiful, handsome, whatever words apply.   ;)

Thanks, Debbie. As to the sweet, looks can be deceiving!! :D
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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 02:08:41 PM

Sweet!!!

Nope! Cute works! :D

Two seconds after this they were yelling at each other. Big sister is bossy and little sister won't follow her orders!!!!
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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 02:09:04 PM
Yeah, da grankids are gawjis, dawlin hawt!



Thanks Fritz!!
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Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 02:12:29 PM
Well shit!  I hate when that happens.

Yeah, and the thing is they won't do anything about it blaming it on the USPS. So, I'm just not going to order anything from them anymore.
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 02:21:49 PM
Thanks, Debbie. As to the sweet, looks can be deceiving!! :D

 ;D
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Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 02:23:47 PM
Nope! Cute works! :D

Two seconds after this they were yelling at each other. Big sister is bossy and little sister won't follow her orders!!!!

I am literally choking on my bottled water, after reading this.   :laugh:

Sounds familiar.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 02:25:47 PM
By state law ours don't get mailed out till 10-6-2020.

Thanks to the Democratic takeover of both houses, the election laws have liberalized considerably. Before this election you needed an excuse to apply for an absentee ballot, and the form demanded a witness to sign the outside of the envelope. The place for the witness signature is still there, but the instructions specify that no witness is needed.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 02:28:44 PM
Nap wasn't long enough, because of a stupid junk call.  But I'd left the bedside house phone in the bathroom (in case a doctor's office called earlier) and had to get up to go answer it in case it really was the doctor's office now.

However, I see now that the doctor won't be calling.  It would have been the cardiologist's office.  I don't have to see him this year, but needed a new prescription for the statin that he gave me last year, and I thought he might say he needed to see new bloodwork results before he could authorize a refill.  But I just now got a message from my prescription mail-order service, saying the refill is on its way.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 02:33:15 PM
Thanks to the Democratic takeover of both houses, the election laws have liberalized considerably. Before this election you needed an excuse to apply for an absentee ballot, and the form demanded a witness to sign the outside of the envelope. The place for the witness signature is still there, but the instructions specify that no witness is needed.

I don't recall the details of the absentee ballots in previous years, but I know it's a lot more liberal here, too.  I voted absentee in the past when I knew I'd be in Colorado, but the instructions said that if you ended up being at home instead, you were supposed to go to the polling place in person, cancel your absentee vote, and vote in person.

Now no excuses are needed.  I voted by mail-in for the primary earlier this year, so am automatically on the list to receive a no-excuse mail-in ballot this fall.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 18, 2020, 02:36:00 PM
White coffee?  We would say (I think) coffee with milk, or coffee light.

If sugar was added, you would order it as one coffee, light and sweet.
Apparently there are arguments as to whether the 'flat white' originated in Australia or New Zealand. I always have a cappuccino (occasionally an espresso or a long black) but my sister has a flat white with skim milk and I have learnt that if I order a 'skinny flat white' it indicates she is Australian as in New Zealand you order a 'trim flat white'.
At least in New Zealand almost every cafe has a choice of cappuccino with chocolate or cinnamon. That is not so common in Australia. Last Friday I, as usual, ordered a cappuccino with cinnamon and the server brought it to me with chocolate. She offered to take it back but I told her not to worry, i just find it too sweet.
https://www.nzstory.govt.nz/stories/who-invented-the-flat-white/
One of the downsides of travelling overseas is not being able to get a good coffee, however it is improving. How anyone can buy and drink a brewed coffee in a cafe as is common in the USA is beyond me. I love my Nespresso machine.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 02:45:13 PM
Just got a call from a nurse at the facility, Earl is in pain but he's refusing to let them take an xray. Tried to talk him into it, but still refusing. They'll give him some pain meds, maybe that will calm him down. Hope it will.



Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 02:50:08 PM
Yeah, and the thing is they won't do anything about it blaming it on the USPS. So, I'm just not going to order anything from them anymore.

I would be the same way, why give them more business?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 02:50:49 PM
Nope! Cute works! :D

Two seconds after this they were yelling at each other. Big sister is bossy and little sister won't follow her orders!!!!

:laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 18, 2020, 02:58:02 PM
They’re ok, but I prefer milk. What I really hate are any of those disgusting artificial ‘creamers‘, either liquid or powdered. What’s wrong with long life milk? :)
Only real milk please. However NZ has more dairy cows than people and we export 95% of the milk we produce. It provides a third of our export income.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 03:00:51 PM
Just got a call from a nurse at the facility, Earl is in pain but he's refusing to let them take an xray. Tried to talk him into it, but still refusing. They'll give him some pain meds, maybe that will calm him down. Hope it will.


I hope he calms down and lets them take the x-ray.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 03:11:38 PM
Just got a call from a nurse at the facility, Earl is in pain but he's refusing to let them take an xray. Tried to talk him into it, but still refusing. They'll give him some pain meds, maybe that will calm him down. Hope it will.

Oh, Fritz, I'm sorry to hear this.  I hope he changes his mind and lets them take the xray, they need to figure out what the problem is.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 03:57:13 PM
Just called back, I wanted to wait a while. They were able to give him pain medication and then take the xray. Hope they can determine what the source of this pain is, I know that he's still been having stomach and abdominal pains in connection with the feeding tubes that are holding his stomach in place to keep it from twisting again.

Won't call back this evening, now that he's resting.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 04:10:19 PM
Just called back, I wanted to wait a while. They were able to give him pain medication and then take the xray. Hope they can determine what the source of this pain is, I know that he's still been having stomach and abdominal pains in connection with the feeding tubes that are holding his stomach in place to keep it from twisting again.

Won't call back this evening, now that he's resting.

I was thinking along those same lines, that it might have something to do with the feeding tubes.

Glad he's resting.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 04:26:31 PM
NBC News is blocked because of the US Open, so I'll try CBS.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 04:29:52 PM
NBC News is blocked because of the US Open, so I'll try CBS.

Thanks for the reminder to turn on the TV. 
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 04:30:28 PM
Just called back, I wanted to wait a while. They were able to give him pain medication and then take the xray. Hope they can determine what the source of this pain is, I know that he's still been having stomach and abdominal pains in connection with the feeding tubes that are holding his stomach in place to keep it from twisting again.

Won't call back this evening, now that he's resting.


Wonderful!  They were able to get the xray!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 04:31:12 PM
Nap wasn't long enough, because of a stupid junk call.  But I'd left the bedside house phone in the bathroom (in case a doctor's office called earlier) and had to get up to go answer it in case it really was the doctor's office now.

However, I see now that the doctor won't be calling.  It would have been the cardiologist's office.  I don't have to see him this year, but needed a new prescription for the statin that he gave me last year, and I thought he might say he needed to see new bloodwork results before he could authorize a refill.  But I just now got a message from my prescription mail-order service, saying the refill is on its way.


I hate junk calls.  I leave the phone on in case of emergencies, but thankfully, I'm not bothered too often by them.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 04:36:06 PM
Apparently there are arguments as to whether the 'flat white' originated in Australia or New Zealand. I always have a cappuccino (occasionally an espresso or a long black) but my sister has a flat white with skim milk and I have learnt that if I order a 'skinny flat white' it indicates she is Australian as in New Zealand you order a 'trim flat white'.

At least in New Zealand almost every cafe has a choice of cappuccino with chocolate or cinnamon. That is not so common in Australia. Last Friday I, as usual, ordered a cappuccino with cinnamon and the server brought it to me with chocolate. She offered to take it back but I told her not to worry, i just find it too sweet.

https://www.nzstory.govt.nz/stories/who-invented-the-flat-white/

One of the downsides of travelling overseas is not being able to get a good coffee, however it is improving. How anyone can buy and drink a brewed coffee in a cafe as is common in the USA is beyond me. I love my Nespresso machine.


Since I don't drink coffee, I don't know the difference between US coffee and coffee in other areas.   I never got into coffee, and never will.

I remember going to a café with my Italian class in college, as part of a small class trip.  We had to go and order in Italian.  The waitress came to our table, and this took place.  Originally in Italian, but writing in English so that everyone can understand.

Waitress:  Do you want cappuccino?

Me:  I don't like cappuccino.

Waitress:  So you want espresso.

Me:  I don't like expresso.

Professor:  What?

Me:  I don't like coffee.

Professor:  Then why are you here?

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 04:41:34 PM

I hate junk calls.  I leave the phone on in case of emergencies, but thankfully, I'm not bothered too often by them.

The call came in on my house phone, Chuck, which I have four receivers for in the house (two upstairs, two downstairs).  So I can't really put them where I can't hear them.

But I guess I just put up with it, because there are advantages to having them.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 05:03:26 PM
!!!!  y'all  , שנה טובה
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 05:17:49 PM
The call came in on my house phone, Chuck, which I have four receivers for in the house (two upstairs, two downstairs).  So I can't really put them where I can't hear them.

But I guess I just put up with it, because there are advantages to having them.


Oh, I don't have a house phone.  I only have my cell.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 05:22:40 PM
We have many handsets for the landline, Earl never wanted to have one much out of reach.

I don't even know how many, offhand.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 05:34:00 PM

Oh, I don't have a house phone.  I only have my cell.

I use my cell mostly for traveling, and I give the number out to friends.  But I keep the cell phone in my purse and can't hear it throughout the house. 

So it's much more convenient to give the house phone number to doctors and businesses, where I would need to answer the phone no matter what room I'm in.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 05:35:40 PM
NOTICE:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just died.  Age 87, at home.  Heard it on CNN.

And under Trump's administration.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 05:39:14 PM
Oh no!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 05:43:24 PM
We have many handsets for the landline, Earl never wanted to have one much out of reach.

I don't even know how many, offhand.


My parents still have a landline that has the main phone in the kitchen, and a hand held option in the living room
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 05:45:21 PM
NOTICE:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just died.  Age 87, at home.  Heard it on CNN.

And under Trump's administration.


Oh fuck.  That's so sad.


There are only 46 days until the election.  Maybe they won't be able to rush for a replacement.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 05:53:22 PM

Oh fuck.  That's so sad.


There are only 46 days until the election.  Maybe they won't be able to rush for a replacement.

But they'll try.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 05:53:57 PM

My parents still have a landline that has the main phone in the kitchen, and a hand held option in the living room

All of our handsets are cordless except for the old original one.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 06:11:55 PM

Oh fuck.  That's so sad.


There are only 46 days until the election.  Maybe they won't be able to rush for a replacement.

They're now talking about how there will be a lame duck session of Congress, from after the election until the end of the year, and a replacement Justice could be named (by Republicans) during that time.  Even if Trump loses the election.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 06:13:11 PM
All of our handsets are cordless except for the old original one.

Mine are cordless, too, except for the one on the kitchen wall.  The cordless ones were all by V-Tech.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 06:14:59 PM
But they'll try.

They're now talking about how there will be a lame duck session of Congress, from after the election until the end of the year, and a replacement Justice could be named (by Republicans) during that time.  Even if Trump loses the election.


Unfortunately, I don't think there is much we can do about this situation.   I hope that this spurs on Democrats and Independents to really turn out the vote in November.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 18, 2020, 06:20:23 PM
I have a landline with a cordless phone (I do not think you can buy fully connected phones here anymore) in the lounge room. I have another cordless phone here on my desk in my bedroom but I never answer on it, it is just to provide another ring especially at night in winter when the door to the kitchen/lounge/dining wing is closed. My landline is connected to the fibre and I have unlimited national calls and unlimited broadband. My previous company (Vodafone) charged extra for calling cell phones. However I just checked and I have made 6 local calls totalling 6 minutes in the last month.
I cannot remember receiving any calls except nuisance calls. Fortunately I have not yet received any election calls, they were only permitted from last Sunday.
Last night I had to text my lawn mower man on my cell phone and he rang back. I was not sure how to answer a call. I have 200 minutes and unlimited texts per month on the cell phone anywhere in NZ or Australia but in the last month I have only made 1 call and sent 3 texts (all to the lawnmower man).
I am not a phone person. I prefer to email.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 06:29:47 PM
I am not a phone person. I prefer to email.

sounds like me.  I will often text before calling.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 06:58:35 PM
sounds like me.  I will often text before calling.

Wise idea. Better than talking to an answering machine.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 07:57:24 PM
Let's drown our sorrows, and toast to the life and hard work of RBG.


(https://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/img/a/alcoholic-drinks@688px.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 08:25:05 PM
I just can't listen to the radio news right now, not because of RBG herself, but because the speculation of what is to come is dreadful.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 08:26:07 PM
I know.  I'm avoiding the news, for my own sanity.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 08:34:16 PM
So, let me tell you what I did today.


:laugh:

I made lunch in my oven, on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  When it was done, I took the sheet out and placed it on the stovetop, with the parchment paper, and had lunch.

I had my kitchen window was open, and I could hear rustling.  I looked over, and could see the paper moving, from the breeze of the open window.   I was debating moving the paper, and when I looked at it to get up and move it, a gust of wind came in, and blew the paper up, and behind the stove.

::)

I had to move the stove a bit, and then use a long wooden dowel with tape on the end, to stick to the paper and get it out.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 08:39:33 PM
An adventure!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 08:46:30 PM
An adventure!

I was not amused!

:laugh:

Is it cool by you tonight?  I have the windows open, and the apartment feels very comfortable.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 08:52:07 PM
It's fairly cool, it just might get to the upper 40's before dawn, but then slowly warm up during the day. It's 66 now.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 08:52:54 PM
It's fairly cool, it just might get to the upper 40's before dawn, but then slowly warm up during the day. It's 66 now.

I have my fan on now, keeping the bedroom cool.  Feels good!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 08:53:52 PM
I had to use a cover last night for the first time in quite a while.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 08:55:29 PM
The phone said it was 66, but Weather Underground at the nearest station says it's down to 60 already.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 08:56:01 PM
Let's drown our sorrows, and toast to the life and hard work of RBG.


(https://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/img/a/alcoholic-drinks@688px.jpg)

I'll drink to that.

Still listening to the retrospectives about RBG, on CNN.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 08:57:43 PM
An adventure!

Yes, really an adventure, Chuck.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 09:01:25 PM
I have my fan on now, keeping the bedroom cool.  Feels good!

My computer room has gotten too warm, so I'll need to cool the upstairs down before bed.  The thermometer in there says it's 74, which is a little warm.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 18, 2020, 09:05:01 PM
Hi Elena! Yes they do grow too fast! When my boys were growing up, I had to buy clothes and shoes all the time because they kept growing out of them. We lived in a school district where there were a lot of wealthy families (we weren't), so as they got older they complained that I bought off brand clothes and clothes at the thrift store. A lot of the kids had brand name everything. I told them when they got old enough to make their own money, THEY could buy their own clothes with the brand name! When the time came, and they bought clothes, they bought the affordable clothes because they saw how expensive the brand names were. When I asked, they said they were too expensive and they didn't want to waste their money!!!

Hello Linda

Kids!

Mum made a lot of clothes for us when we were kids because we had little money. She made her own clothes too. I liked what she made for me, but my sister was resentful because she didn't have shop bought clothes like her bitchy schoolmates. The other boys in my high school class laughed at me in the changing room when they saw my home-made tartan boxer shorts - at the time everybody else wore white jockey underwear.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 09:09:13 PM
Hey Tony!

We didn't have school uniforms like some other high schools and unlike elementary schools (Catholic) in New Orleans, but I just don't remember any talk about brand names back in the 60's.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 18, 2020, 09:09:42 PM
Happy New Year to you all!

L'Shana Tovah U'metukah!

May the year that begins this evening be a good and sweet year much improved over the last.

Happy New Year to you both, Jenny.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 09:10:55 PM
The phone said it was 66, but Weather Underground at the nearest station says it's down to 60 already.

I just checked our temp here in NJ, we're at 57.   Or, 13.8 celsius.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 09:11:30 PM
Cool!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 09:12:04 PM
Hey Tony!

We didn't have school uniforms like some other high schools and unlike elementary schools (Catholic), but I just don't remember any talk about brand names back in the 60's.

I can't either, Fritz, not even in girls' clothes.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 09:12:20 PM
My computer room has gotten too warm, so I'll need to cool the upstairs down before bed.  The thermometer in there says it's 74, which is a little warm.

Yeah, that's warm, especially for sleeping, for me anyway.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 09:13:23 PM
Hey Tony!

We didn't have school uniforms like some other high schools and unlike elementary schools (Catholic) in New Orleans, but I just don't remember any talk about brand names back in the 60's.


Oh, I had school uniforms when I went to Catholic school.  Grey pants, white shirt, and a red/grey/white plaid necktie.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 09:17:08 PM
Our elementary school uniform was khaki pants with a white t-shirt with the school's name and symbol on it (Saint Mary of the Angels), for most of the year (the school was not air-conditioned back then). During cooler weather it was all khaki, even the shirt and solid khaki tie. The cool season did not last long down there.

Our high school was not air-conditioned either. Unimaginable nowadays.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 18, 2020, 09:18:01 PM
Just got a call from a nurse at the facility, Earl is in pain but he's refusing to let them take an xray. Tried to talk him into it, but still refusing. They'll give him some pain meds, maybe that will calm him down. Hope it will.

Hello Fritz

Sorry to see this development. I hope he'll be better.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 09:21:42 PM
Our high school was not air-conditioned either. Unimaginable nowadays.


I don't think mine was either.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 09:24:44 PM
Yeah, that's warm, especially for sleeping, for me anyway.

I'm going to turn the AC down now, because opening a window does no good up here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 18, 2020, 09:25:33 PM
NOTICE:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just died.  Age 87, at home.  Heard it on CNN.

And under Trump's administration.

What a blow !

Vale Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Jenny on September 18, 2020, 09:40:55 PM
Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet. Blessed is the Judge of Truth. We say this whenever we hear of someone's death, as it means we accept God's action. But tonight I feel I am also blessing Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a judge fully dedicated to the Constitution and to expanding the rights and opportunities of every citizen. May her memory be a blessing to her family, her colleagues and friends, and to all of us who benefitted from her clear vision and persistence in pursuit of equal justice for all. She will be deeply missed. :'(
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 09:45:13 PM
Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet. Blessed is the Judge of Truth. We say this whenever we hear of someone's death, as it means we accept God's action. But tonight I feel I am also blessing Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a judge fully dedicated to the Constitution and to expanding the rights and opportunities of every citizen. May her memory be a blessing to her family, her colleagues and friends, and to all of us who benefitted from her clear vision and persistence in pursuit of equal justice for all. She will be deeply missed. :'(

Wonderful post, Jenny.   I hope her memory inspires many generations to come.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 18, 2020, 09:55:21 PM
Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet. Blessed is the Judge of Truth. We say this whenever we hear of someone's death, as it means we accept God's action. But tonight I feel I am also blessing Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a judge fully dedicated to the Constitution and to expanding the rights and opportunities of every citizen. May her memory be a blessing to her family, her colleagues and friends, and to all of us who benefitted from her clear vision and persistence in pursuit of equal justice for all. She will be deeply missed. :'(

Amen.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 09:56:57 PM
Hi, Tony.

Hi, Jenny.

She certainly will be deeply missed.   :'(
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 18, 2020, 10:00:43 PM
Hello Diner friends

We're having a warm sunny day.

I've been spraying harlequin bugs - we didn't have an infestation last year. I can see where they've been attacking the convolvulus. I don't want them killing the passifloras and other plants, so I'll have to patrol the garden every day again.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2020, 10:03:21 PM
Hello Diner friends

We're having a warm sunny day.

I've been spraying harlequin bugs - we didn't have an infestation last year. I can see where they've been attacking the convolvulus. I don't want them killing the passifloras and other plants, so I'll have to patrol the garden every day again.


Hello Tony!   I'm assuming they're very destructive.  Are they a common pest there?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 18, 2020, 10:09:12 PM
Good night, Chuck and Fritz.  See you tomorrow sometime.

Have a good rest of your day, Tony.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Jenny on September 18, 2020, 10:47:34 PM
Good night to you all. :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 18, 2020, 11:09:11 PM
I must start getting ready to go the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra Concert tonight. Although the Town Hall can hold over 2000, there are only 400 tickets and we have to sit in one of 4 groups of 100. I had to select from single and double seats separated. We will have to stay in the allocated area at interval and there will be no refreshments available. Hopefully we will go back to Level 1 restrictions on Monday at least in the South Island so the concert could be normal next weekend. I just checked. I have only been in the main Town Hall once this year, an organ recital in February. So different to most years. I have been to 2 chamber concerts in the lower small hall one in March and one in July before the second lot of restrictions.
The concert will Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto  and  the premiere of Anthony Ritchies 5th Symphony 'Childhood'.  It will be a world premiere. It was written for the Christchurch Symphony for the re-opening of their Town Hall after the Earthquake but, while they have recorded it, they have not been able to play it to a live audience.  I have always liked his work.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2020, 11:33:17 PM
Hello Linda

Kids!

Mum made a lot of clothes for us when we were kids because we had little money. She made her own clothes too. I liked what she made for me, but my sister was resentful because she didn't have shop bought clothes like her bitchy schoolmates. The other boys in my high school class laughed at me in the changing room when they saw my home-made tartan boxer shorts - at the time everybody else wore white jockey underwear.


Hi Tony. Yes peer pressure is just the worst. But the boys realized that when it came time to spend their hard earned money. I made a lot of things for the boys when they were little. I made their Halloween costumes, and every year they won first place in their respective age groups!

Also my older son learned how to rebuild an engine in trucks and cars from his dad. My son was the go to guy when any of the kids in his age group had car or truck problems. He could tell them what the issues were.

It was also.a money saver when they could buy the parts and fix their own vehicles, especially when they were on college and we're young before they got good jobs.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 19, 2020, 12:35:53 AM
I must start getting ready to go the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra Concert tonight. Although the Town Hall can hold over 2000, there are only 400 tickets and we have to sit in one of 4 groups of 100. I had to select from single and double seats separated. We will have to stay in the allocated area at interval and there will be no refreshments available. Hopefully we will go back to Level 1 restrictions on Monday at least in the South Island so the concert could be normal next weekend. I just checked. I have only been in the main Town Hall once this year, an organ recital in February. So different to most years. I have been to 2 chamber concerts in the lower small hall one in March and one in July before the second lot of restrictions.
The concert will Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto  and  the premiere of Anthony Ritchies 5th Symphony 'Childhood'.  It will be a world premiere. It was written for the Christchurch Symphony for the re-opening of their Town Hall after the Earthquake but, while they have recorded it, they have not been able to play it to a live audience.  I have always liked his work.

Enjoy the concert, Brian.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 08:09:40 AM
Hey y'all, sunny clear and relatively cool here, I'll keep things closed up so as not to lose any heat, but it will warm up again soon enough, getting back into the 80's next week. In the meantime, the house is comfortable if I wear a jacket over my t-shirt.

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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 08:16:44 AM
Good morning, Fritz.  It's quite cool here, too.  Pleasant, but you'd need a jacket outside.

For inside, I switched the heat pump over from the A/C setting to the heat setting briefly, because it was only 64 degrees downstairs and that's too cool for breakfast, even with sweater and robe over my other night clothes.  So bundled up!  But the heat is off now, and it's comfortably cool upstairs here at the computer.

Good morning, all other Diners, as you come in today.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 08:26:14 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D


Oh, it is chilly today, only about 55 right now.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 08:27:38 AM
I must start getting ready to go the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra Concert tonight. Although the Town Hall can hold over 2000, there are only 400 tickets and we have to sit in one of 4 groups of 100. I had to select from single and double seats separated. We will have to stay in the allocated area at interval and there will be no refreshments available. Hopefully we will go back to Level 1 restrictions on Monday at least in the South Island so the concert could be normal next weekend. I just checked. I have only been in the main Town Hall once this year, an organ recital in February. So different to most years. I have been to 2 chamber concerts in the lower small hall one in March and one in July before the second lot of restrictions.  The concert will Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto  and  the premiere of Anthony Ritchies 5th Symphony 'Childhood'.  It will be a world premiere. It was written for the Christchurch Symphony for the re-opening of their Town Hall after the Earthquake but, while they have recorded it, they have not been able to play it to a live audience.  I have always liked his work.


Enjoy the concert!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 08:29:49 AM
Mum made a lot of clothes for us when we were kids because we had little money. She made her own clothes too. I liked what she made for me, but my sister was resentful because she didn't have shop bought clothes like her bitchy schoolmates. The other boys in my high school class laughed at me in the changing room when they saw my home-made tartan boxer shorts - at the time everybody else wore white jockey underwear.

In the US, those types of underwear are now mocked.  They are called "tighty-whities", and generally not thought as the underwear one should choose to wear.

Boxer shorts, and the newer boxer briefs, in a variety of colors, seems to be the top options now.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 08:33:17 AM
Hi Tony. Yes peer pressure is just the worst. But the boys realized that when it came time to spend their hard earned money. I made a lot of things for the boys when they were little. I made their Halloween costumes, and every year they won first place in their respective age groups!

Also my older son learned how to rebuild an engine in trucks and cars from his dad. My son was the go to guy when any of the kids in his age group had car or truck problems. He could tell them what the issues were.

It was also.a money saver when they could buy the parts and fix their own vehicles, especially when they were on college and we're young before they got good jobs.


My mom never made us clothes.  However, I was better with money then my brothers.  When it was the start of a new school year, my mom with let us go into town by ourselves (which was common at that time) and give us $10.00 each, letting us pick our sneakers.  The stipulation was we could keep the change, but if the sneakers we wanted cost more than $10.00, we had to make up the difference.

My brothers would always bring some of their own money to buy the more expensive sneakers.  I would always find a pair that was about $5.00, and would be able to keep the remaining $5.00.

:laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 08:34:22 AM
Hey y'all, sunny clear and relatively cool here, I'll keep things closed up so as not to lose any heat, but it will warm up again soon enough, getting back into the 80's next week. In the meantime, the house is comfortable if I wear a jacket over my t-shirt.


Hiya Fritzie!

Yeah, it's cooler than usual for this time of year.  Tonight and tomorrow night we're only supposed to be in the 40s, which is lower than average.  Then, during the week, we're going back up again in temps.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 08:37:41 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D


Oh, it is chilly today, only about 55 right now.

Good morning, Chuck!

That must be just your kind of weather. 
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 08:40:25 AM
My brothers would always bring some of their own money to buy the more expensive sneakers.  I would always find a pair that was about $5.00, and would be able to keep the remaining $5.00.

:laugh:

No wonder you became a banker.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 08:43:03 AM
Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Yep, upper 50's here, it should approach but not reach 70 today. Next week is when our Oktoberfest at work would have taken place, and it's usually hot inside the warehouse, and it looks like it would warm up by Thursday to be as hot as usual!

When I was growing up we never had anything but briefs for underwear. I never had any boxers till the Army, when that was standard issue and you couldn't wear anything else, until basic training was over. I continued to wear the boxers mostly till I was discharged, then reverted to briefs. Only now in a variety of colors, they used to be only white. Army underwear was white at the time too, though some time before it had been green more or less, as with the other uniforms. They probably switched about the time they went from brown boots to black ones.

Just tried calling Earl, they had just given him more pain medication and he's resting, so I'll try to call him later on.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 08:53:26 AM
Good morning, Chuck!

That must be just your kind of weather. 

Yes, but it is a little chilly here.  LOL  I have the blinds open, so the sun can come in and warm up the place.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 08:54:24 AM
Yep, upper 50's here, it should approach but not reach 70 today. Next week is when our Oktoberfest at work would have taken place, and it's usually hot inside the warehouse, and it looks like it would warm up by Thursday to be as hot as usual!


Same way here.  By Tuesday or Wednesday we'll be back up to 80.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 09:07:57 AM
Yes, but it is a little chilly here.  LOL  I have the blinds open, so the sun can come in and warm up the place.

That's nice that you have such large windows, for the sun to shine in through.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 09:08:58 AM

Just tried calling Earl, they had just given him more pain medication and he's resting, so I'll try to call him later on.

Good, he needs his rest.  Hope you can talk to him later.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 09:11:55 AM
It's only 69 upstairs now (cooler downstairs) and there's only a tiny narrow window near the computer.  I just reached around the computer to open up the blinds, but it won't do much good.  That does let a little sunshine in, though.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 09:17:20 AM
That's nice that you have such large windows, for the sun to shine in through.

I'm looking forward to start decorating them for the holidays.

;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 09:43:42 AM
You always do such a good job with those windows, Chuck.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 09:49:22 AM
Thanks, I find it fun!

However,  I wish that the windows were bay windows, like this.


(https://images.contentstack.io/v3/assets/bltf589e66bcaecd79c/bltf730c641b8e9756a/5e0631cb99f6f64041a2ac48/encompass_bay_bow_window_in_white.jpg?format=pjpg&auto=webp&width=675)


With that wide window ledge, I would be able to put out jack 'o lanterns in them with the lightbulbs that flicker like candles, I like they way they look.   Have you ever seen them?





(https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/27dbf542-5643-45dd-a591-9a6a815df3d2/svn/sunlite-incandescent-light-bulbs-hd02224-1-64_1000.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 10:14:51 AM
Thanks, I find it fun!

However,  I wish that the windows were bay windows, like this.


(https://images.contentstack.io/v3/assets/bltf589e66bcaecd79c/bltf730c641b8e9756a/5e0631cb99f6f64041a2ac48/encompass_bay_bow_window_in_white.jpg?format=pjpg&auto=webp&width=675)


Oh, I like those bay windows!  That's the kind I really wanted in my library, when they took out the garage doors and installed what I told them to put in:  "a nice window."  It's a big wide window, but it's flat.  I wish it was a bay window.

As for the flicker candles, I don't think I've noticed them, but they would look good with the Halloween decorations.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 10:45:44 AM
Well, I've found our cable channel for USA Network. The game starts at 2:30, and like last week I'll have to leave before the end.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 10:52:00 AM
Well, I've found our cable channel for USA Network. The game starts at 2:30, and like last week I'll have to leave before the end.

Thanks for reminding me, Fritz!   :o

I had it written down, but had forgotten about the game when I was just now thinking about my plans for the day.

I'll look for USA Network next time I get up.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 10:57:50 AM
Found it.  USA Network:  Channel 50, with Channel 550 for HD.

There's junk on USA now, so I'll keep it muted and on CNN.  When I turned the TV on, I did just hear an emergency room doctor from U of Tennessee being interviewed on CNN about flu season and COVID.  She said Australia had record numbers of flu shots given this past season (four times the normal amount) and if we can do that, PLUS wear masks and so on, it should really help avoid a double dose of flu/COVID that would overwhelm emergency rooms.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 10:59:06 AM
Interesting, those are the same regular and HD channels on our Verizon system too.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 11:01:49 AM
The game next week against Wake Forest will be an away game, on ABC, and at noon!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 11:02:46 AM
That is interesting.  The Verizon channels, I mean.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 11:03:57 AM
As for the flicker candles, I don't think I've noticed them, but they would look good with the Halloween decorations.


I found a video on YouTube that shows someone turning the bulb on.  If you skip ahead to the 1 minute mark, that's where he's about to turn it on.

They look great inside the electronic Jack 'O Lanterns.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aon7Mas7VB0
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 11:05:23 AM
ell, I've found our cable channel for USA Network. The game starts at 2:30, and like last week I'll have to leave before the end.

*sings*  are you ready for some football.......
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 11:05:33 AM
The game next week against Wake Forest will be an away game, on ABC, and at noon!

That should also be interesting.   I'll have to mark it down.

That will be my brother's wedding day, but he's not going to do any type of live remote hookup like ZOOM because they are also filming the ceremony, and wouldn't have enough people to run two cameras.  So I should be here for football.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 11:06:46 AM
I checked the weather for the week, and we may have some clouds on Thursday and Friday, but no rain for the week, so I went out and got the car washed, and stopped at a gas station that has vacuums so I could clean the inside too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 11:09:50 AM

I found a video on YouTube that shows someone turning the bulb on.  If you skip ahead to the 1 minute mark, that's where he's about to turn it on.

They look great inside the electronic Jack 'O Lanterns.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aon7Mas7VB0

Neat!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 11:12:17 AM

I found a video on YouTube that shows someone turning the bulb on.  If you skip ahead to the 1 minute mark, that's where he's about to turn it on.

They look great inside the electronic Jack 'O Lanterns.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aon7Mas7VB0

That looks great!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 11:12:29 AM
I'm going to go down and get a salad, to bring up here, and eat part of it before the game starts.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 11:14:12 AM
I might make some salad since I haven't had any waffles yet. I miss making them on Saturday mornings for Earl.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 11:28:36 AM
I might make some salad since I haven't had any waffles yet. I miss making them on Saturday mornings for Earl.

I know.....  :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 11:37:38 AM
Decided to have the waffles anyway, eating them now.

Haven't gotten any bananas though since Earl went to the hospital and rehab.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 11:49:54 AM
Decided to have the waffles anyway, eating them now.

Haven't gotten any bananas though since Earl went to the hospital and rehab.


sounds good.   Why not treat yourself with waffles?

I'm making chicken for myself right now.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Jenny on September 19, 2020, 12:09:15 PM
Fritz, I'm sorry to hear about Earl. :( I'm glad they were able to get the x-ray and hope they are able to tell you what's wrong soon. A problem with the feeding tubes sounds plausible. I didn't realize that the infections were still active, thought they'd been able to wipe out one of them, so maybe they are the problem or part of it. ((((Fritz and Earl))))
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 12:15:39 PM
Hey Jenny, yeah, it seems that both infections are very difficult if not impossible to get rid of. The resulting colitis would then be pretty much permanent.

It seems that the CMV is something nearly everyone has, but in his weakened state it's overwhelming his system, along with the C.Diff.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 12:22:32 PM
Almost time for your game,  Fritzie!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 12:29:02 PM
Almost time for your game,  Fritzie!

Thanks for the reminder, Chuck!

I'll get ready now, too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 12:33:51 PM
Ah, this is non-conference, I thought USF was in the ACC, but it's actually in the AAC.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 12:36:36 PM
Enjoy the game!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 12:37:46 PM
Ah, this is non-conference, I thought USF was in the ACC, but it's actually in the AAC.

No, not an ACC team.  Florida State is ACC.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 19, 2020, 12:44:51 PM

Enjoy the concert!
Thanks (also to Sara) I did. The modern premiere was also good. Sometimes they can be a bit too modern for my tastes but Anthony Ritchie never seems to go that way. However it was strange being able to see friends in other sections of the hall but not being able to go and talk. I miss either an ice cream or a glass of wine with a chat at interval.
We are lucky in having our Town Hall auditorium, it is still the largest in the country although Dunedin is now the 6th city in size (it was first in 1900). Musicians say it probably also has the best acoustics of any hall. It was nice to have podcasts during lockdown but nothing beats listening to a real live orchestra
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 12:44:55 PM
 ;D

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 12:45:11 PM
I saw that.   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 12:49:27 PM
No, not an ACC team.  Florida State is ACC.

Yeah, playing them on 10 October.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 19, 2020, 12:51:10 PM
Discussing undepants. This advert (from Australia but shown regularly here) always makes me laugh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k47Jriy8wc
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 12:53:26 PM
Today's game was supposed to be against Western Michigan, but the MAC decided against playing this season due to the pandemic.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 12:54:18 PM
Discussing undepants. This advert (from Australia but shown regularly here) always makes me laugh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k47Jriy8wc

 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 12:54:50 PM
Today's game was supposed to be against Western Michigan, but the MAC decided against playing this season due to the pandemic.

Oh, okay.  That makes sense.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 12:57:44 PM
 ;D  ;D

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 12:58:31 PM
Oh, okay.  That makes sense.

Yes, this was the last addition and change to the schedule this season.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 12:58:49 PM
Definitely better than last week.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 01:03:02 PM
;D  ;D

I missed the end of that last action when I took my salad leftovers back to the frig.

But I did get here in time to see the picture of the ND Dome and Campus.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 01:07:04 PM
I missed the end of that last action when I took my salad leftovers back to the frig.

But I did get here in time to see the picture of the ND Dome and Campus.

It's such a beautiful, peaceful place.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 01:20:07 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D

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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 01:25:06 PM
The punter for South Florida is from Australia, Brian and Tony!  ;D

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Post by: brian on September 19, 2020, 01:29:08 PM
 ???
I gather it is a football term but to us a punter is a person who gambles on horse racing.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 01:29:54 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Considerably better than last week.

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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 01:31:45 PM
;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Considerably better than last week.

Definitely.  I only went in the bathroom, and came back to see the last few yards of that run.   ;D
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 01:32:24 PM
???
I gather it is a football term but to us a punter is a person who gambles on horse racing.

Not quite, the kicker when he holds his own ball as opposed to having it caught by another player and placed for a kicker to score points.

The punter kicks when the team is forced to give up the ball and surrender it to the other team.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 01:33:45 PM
Thanks (also to Sara) I did. The modern premiere was also good. Sometimes they can be a bit too modern for my tastes but Anthony Ritchie never seems to go that way. However it was strange being able to see friends in other sections of the hall but not being able to go and talk. I miss either an ice cream or a glass of wine with a chat at interval.   We are lucky in having our Town Hall auditorium, it is still the largest in the country although Dunedin is now the 6th city in size (it was first in 1900). Musicians say it probably also has the best acoustics of any hall. It was nice to have podcasts during lockdown but nothing beats listening to a real live orchestra

It sounds like it was a good evening!

I understand what you are saying about seeing people and chatting.  I've been out places and run into people, and while we do chat, it's always very brief, and from a distance.  Intimate conversation is just not happening.
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 01:33:59 PM
A punter in football is a kicker, who kicks the ball high (and long) over a high horizontal pole held up by posts at either end, at one or the other end of the football field.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 01:36:02 PM
Discussing undepants. This advert (from Australia but shown regularly here) always makes me laugh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k47Jriy8wc

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


OMG, Brian, thanks so much for the much needed laugh today!  I would always laugh at it too.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 01:39:00 PM
???

I gather it is a football term but to us a punter is a person who gambles on horse racing.

Yes, it's a football term.

A punt in gridiron football is a kick performed by dropping the ball from the hands and then kicking the ball before it hits the ground.   The player making the kick is the punter.


(https://i.gifer.com/D1WX.gif)
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 01:41:00 PM
Didn't catch that last USF drive, our neighbor Nancy called for me to save the paper.

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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 01:45:01 PM
Yes, it's a football term.

A punt in gridiron football is a kick performed by dropping the ball from the hands and then kicking the ball before it hits the ground.   The player making the kick is the punter.


(https://i.gifer.com/D1WX.gif)

That's more accurate than what I said, Chuck.  I was talking about kicking an extra point.  But just punting to get rid of the ball is something else.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 01:48:37 PM
Odd that they're having Tik Tok ads, since T is trying to get rid of the company in the US.

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Post by: brian on September 19, 2020, 01:49:29 PM
That is all double dutch to me. I have no interest in watching adults chase a ball around a field. I use to go to matches in my 20's and 30's but only for something to do on a winter Sunday afternoon with my mates when it was too cold to go surfing or to support my students. Professional rugby in Australia is just a bunch of thugs without any sense of moral decency, more often in the news due to alleged rape or drug use.  It is not quite so bad with Rugby Union in NZ but even here they have their moments.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 01:50:29 PM
Odd that they're having Tik Tok ads, since T is trying to get rid of the company in the US.


Yeah, I've been seeing ads for Tik Tok on TV a lot lately, and they only seemed to appear after Trump started to talk about banning them.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 01:55:57 PM
He's from Perth.

https://www.tampabay.com/sports/bulls/2020/05/19/usf-football-lands-another-australian-punter/

The school is not far from Dunedin!

(About 24 miles)

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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 01:58:25 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Post by: brian on September 19, 2020, 02:17:08 PM
From my hazy memory, I think we call that 'punting the ball' but no one is described as a punter unless they are betting on the horses.
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Post by: brian on September 19, 2020, 02:19:54 PM
It can be annoying when I search for a shop etc in Dunedin and I get places in Dunedin, Florida. I think that is the only other Dunedin in the world. Was it also settled by Scots? It is Gaelic for Edinburgh.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 02:21:13 PM
I'm not familiar enough with horse racing to know whether that term is used here.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 02:22:51 PM
It can be annoying when I search for a shop etc in Dunedin and I get places in Dunedin, Florida. I think that is the only other Dunedin in the world. Was it also settled by Scots? It is Gaelic for Edinburgh.

Named by Scots, at least.

Quote
Richard L. Garrison was the first person given a land grant in Dunedin in 1852. The settlement was originally named Jonesboro by George Jones, the owner of the area mercantile. Two Scotsmen, J.O. Douglas and James Somerville, later named the settlement Dunedin after applying for the first post office in northern Pinellas County. The name is taken from Scottish Gaelic Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic for Edinburgh. With a dock built to accommodate larger sailing vessels, Dunedin became an important trading center and at one time it had the largest fleet of sailing vessels in the state.

Dunedin became incorporated as a town in 1899 in part as a response to numerous complaints about pigs running rampant in the settlement, leading to a still-standing ban on livestock within city limits. By 1913, the town had a population of only 350.[16] It became incorporated as the City of Dunedin in 1925.[17]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunedin,_Florida

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 02:30:09 PM
From my hazy memory, I think we call that 'punting the ball' but no one is described as a punter unless they are betting on the horses.

I was talking to Linda on the phone last night about how different countries can have the same words, but different meanings for them.

That digressed to how different regions of the US can have similar expressions for the same thing.


This illustration for example.


(https://i1.wp.com/btr.michaelkwan.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/kittycorner.jpg?resize=1080%2C608)


When items are positioned like the cats are (they can be anything,  houses on street corners, or any item) where they are diagonally positioned, in some regions of the US, it's called "kitty-cornered"....however, other regions of the US call it 'catty-cornered".
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Post by: brian on September 19, 2020, 02:32:56 PM
Dunedin NZ was very Scottish. I am always amused that they use to call the English settlers 'the little enemy'. Many of the same street names as Edinburgh but it did not help me find my way when I was in Edinburgh in 2018.
They always have bag pipes leading any procession and the statue of Robbie Burns is in the centre in front of the Town Hall. However I read recently that one of the three Scottish societies 'the Burns Club, Gaelic Society and Caledonian Society" was folding. Cannot remember which one.
Christchurch was the English settlement.
Edit: It is the Caledonian Society apparently the oldest in the city.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 02:32:58 PM
We always said catty-cornered, I never heard the other word until I came north to go to school.

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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 02:33:56 PM
I spent all of halftime going out for the mail, opening it, and putting away some new prescription pills that came today.  But I hope to be here for the rest of the game.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 02:34:24 PM
It can be annoying when I search for a shop etc in Dunedin and I get places in Dunedin, Florida. I think that is the only other Dunedin in the world. Was it also settled by Scots? It is Gaelic for Edinburgh.

This is a premise that I've seen used on sitcoms.

one person will tell another that they're taking a trip, and they give a name of a famous place, and it turns out to be somewhere else.

Husband:   "Honey, I've booked us a surprise trip to Paris!"

Wife smiles, daydreaming about Paris, France.

The next scene opens, and they are in Paris, New York, or Paris, Ohio.

:laugh:
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 02:34:58 PM
Beautiful picture of the campus again, Fritz.  Such golden sunshine!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 02:35:30 PM
Beautiful picture of the campus again, Fritz.  Such golden sunshine!

Yes, the weather is fantastic there!

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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 02:36:11 PM
This is a premise that I've seen used on sitcoms.

one person will tell another that they're taking a trip, and they give a name of a famous place, and it turns out to be somewhere else.

Husband:   "Honey, I've booked us a surprise trip to Paris!"

Wife smiles, daydreaming about Paris, France.

The next scene opens, and they are in Paris, New York, or Paris, Ohio.

:laugh:

Or even worse, Paris, Texas!  ;D

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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 02:37:25 PM
We always said catty-cornered, I never heard the other word until I came north to go to school.

It was catty-cornered for me, too.  In fact, I never heard of kitty-cornered at all until today.
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 02:38:36 PM
Or even worse, Paris, Texas!  ;D

 :laugh:   :laugh:   :laugh:
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Post by: brian on September 19, 2020, 02:40:34 PM
We always said catty-cornered, I never heard the other word until I came north to go to school.
When the internet first took off, I use to chat with a school librarian in Michigan.  I later (1999) visited and stayed with her and her family.
She use to talk about a friend who lived kitty corner and I had no idea what she meant.
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 02:40:48 PM
I had to look it up to see where Paris, Texas even was, and found this:

With a crime rate of 38 per one thousand residents, Paris has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 26.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 02:41:10 PM
We always said catty-cornered, I never heard the other word until I came north to go to school.

I always remember saying 'kitty cornered'.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 02:43:13 PM
When the internet first took off, I use to chat with a school librarian in Michigan.  I later (1999) visited and stayed with her and her family.  She use to talk about a friend who lived kitty corner and I had no idea what she meant.


I wonder why expressions like that come from.  Why call it "kitty-cornered" or "catty-cornered"?
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 02:44:38 PM
I wonder why expressions like that come from.  Why call it "kitty-cornered" or "catty-cornered"?

Well, look what I just found!   Thanks, Google.

The term 'kitty-corner' has nothing to do with cats. Instead, it stems from the expression 'cater-corner,' which is derived from “quatre,” the French word for “four.” The term was used to describe the way the dots are placed on a dice positioned at number four, diagonally from one another.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 02:45:40 PM
Actually, nothing to do with cats! The first part is from the Romance/Latin quattuor, or four.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 02:47:44 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D 1/2  ;D

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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 02:56:00 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D 1/2  ;D  ;D

That was a highly unusual touchdown, bad snap!

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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 02:57:47 PM
Well, look what I just found!   Thanks, Google.

The term 'kitty-corner' has nothing to do with cats. Instead, it stems from the expression 'cater-corner,' which is derived from “quatre,” the French word for “four.” The term was used to describe the way the dots are placed on a dice positioned at number four, diagonally from one another.

Very interesting.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 03:04:21 PM
;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D 1/2  ;D

;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D 1/2  ;D  ;D

That was a highly unusual touchdown, bad snap!



Well, Fritzie is happy with way the game is going!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 03:04:24 PM
No mention of the 1300th game since 1887,

I'll have to leave at about 5:10, so see y'all later!

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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 03:04:39 PM


Well, Fritzie is happy with way the game is going!

Yep!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 03:09:29 PM
See ya when you get back, Fritzie
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 03:28:15 PM
No mention of the 1300th game since 1887,

I'll have to leave at about 5:10, so see y'all later!

See you later, Fritz.

I may finish listening to the game in the bedroom, I'm getting sleepy.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 05:06:50 PM
Back now. Beautiful late afternoon. I checked the result on the phone as soon as I got back to the car.  ;D

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 05:22:04 PM
hahahaa!   Was it pleasing to you?
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 05:23:53 PM
Welcome back, Fritz.  I did listen to the whole game before falling asleep.  Good game. 

Now I just woke up, and will get some dinner.  Maybe the rest of my salad, maybe with something else if that's not enough.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 05:30:10 PM
hahahaa!   Was it pleasing to you?

You might say that. Don't want to be too specific in case Linda recorded it and will be catching up.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 05:30:59 PM
Oh yes, no spoilers!

Good reminder!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 06:25:11 PM
Oh, it is a chilly night out!

:)


Someone nearby has a firepit burning.  Smells nice!
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 06:36:00 PM
Sounds good!  Still have to eat dinner, my sister called a while ago. 

We talked about being glad that we're not going to the wedding in Vermont next weekend.  She said there was an outbreak of COVID in Maine after a wedding was held.  I think nine people died, most of them at a nursing home, after one person who got COVID transmitted it back to the nursing home.

I guess we don't want any parts of it, and don't feel guilty now about not going.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 06:48:52 PM
Sounds good!  Still have to eat dinner, my sister called a while ago. 

We talked about being glad that we're not going to the wedding in Vermont next weekend.  She said there was an outbreak of COVID in Maine after a wedding was held.  I think nine people died, most of them at a nursing home, after one person who got COVID transmitted it back to the nursing home.

I guess we don't want any parts of it, and don't feel guilty now about not going.


Hello Debs.  Yes, that was in the news.  A wedding took place, I don't remember how many people went.   There were (if I'm recalling correctly) 175 confirmed cases of Covid, and 7 deaths.  Out of the 7 who died, none of them attended the wedding.  People who attended the wedding caught the virus, and then passed it on to them, and it killed them.
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 06:54:41 PM
That's so sad.   :(
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 07:47:51 PM
I finished the little bit of my salad, and then had a breakfast bowl to finish off dinner.   :D
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 07:48:33 PM
That's so sad.   :(

Yes, it is.   I wonder if the people who carried it to others feel guilt?
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Post by: tfferg on September 19, 2020, 08:19:30 PM

Hello Tony!   I'm assuming they're very destructive.  Are they a common pest there?

Hello Fritz

Yes, I've read that they have wiped out whole crops of fruit and vegetables.

The only way I know of to control them is to spray them with water mixed with dish-washing detergent.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 08:20:45 PM
Yes, I r've read that they have wiped out whole crops of fruit and vegetables.

The only way I know of to control them is to spray them with water mixed with dish-washing detergent.


Hello Tony!

Geez, I'm sorry to hear that.  Sounds like it's going to be a lot of work!
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Post by: tfferg on September 19, 2020, 08:26:38 PM
In the US, those types of underwear are now mocked.  They are called "tighty-whities", and generally not thought as the underwear one should choose to wear.

Boxer shorts, and the newer boxer briefs, in a variety of colors, seems to be the top options now.

G'day Chuck

Yes, boxers and boxer briefs are practically all they sell here too. I don't like them.
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 08:27:37 PM
Yes, it is.   I wonder if the people who carried it to others feel guilt?

I would hope so, although that's sad for those people, too.

But if they failed to observe any of the COVID guidelines, I hope they know the consequences of what they did.  And I think the party was larger than the recommended maximum.
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Post by: tfferg on September 19, 2020, 08:32:11 PM
Found it.  USA Network:  Channel 50, with Channel 550 for HD.

There's junk on USA now, so I'll keep it muted and on CNN.  When I turned the TV on, I did just hear an emergency room doctor from U of Tennessee being interviewed on CNN about flu season and COVID.  She said Australia had record numbers of flu shots given this past season (four times the normal amount) and if we can do that, PLUS wear masks and so on, it should really help avoid a double dose of flu/COVID that would overwhelm emergency rooms.

Hello Debbie

The rate of flu infections  and flu death rates in Australia over the winter months plummeted.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 08:34:15 PM
Just figured out another statistic to add to my football database!  ;D

Because of the pandemic, several long consecutive playing streaks have come to an end. These are the teams ND has played without interruption 15 years or more (some schools are repeated):

93      United States Naval Academy  (1927-2019)                  
74      University of Southern California  (1946-2019)                  
69      Purdue University  (1946-2014)                  
36      Michigan State University  (1959-1994)                  
29      United States Military Academy  (1919-1947)                  
23      Stanford University  (1997-2019)                  
23      University of Pittsburgh  (1956-1978)                  
20      Northwestern University  (1929-1948)                  
18      University of Iowa  (1945-1962)                  
17      Michigan State University  (1997-2013)                  
17      University of Southern California  (1926-1942)                  
15      United States Air Force Academy  (1977-1991)                  
15      University of Miami / Florida  (1971-1985)                  

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 08:34:55 PM
Hey Tony!

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Post by: tfferg on September 19, 2020, 08:35:04 PM
Hey Jenny, yeah, it seems that both infections are very difficult if not impossible to get rid of. The resulting colitis would then be pretty much permanent.

It seems that the CMV is something nearly everyone has, but in his weakened state it's overwhelming his system, along with the C.Diff.

Oh, that's a bleak prospect, Fritz.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 08:36:46 PM
Yes, boxers and boxer briefs are practically all they sell here too. I don't like them.

So you're a tighty-whitey kinda guy?
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Post by: tfferg on September 19, 2020, 08:38:09 PM
Discussing undepants. This advert (from Australia but shown regularly here) always makes me laugh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k47Jriy8wc

So daggy, Brian !
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 19, 2020, 08:43:11 PM
???
I gather it is a football term but to us a punter is a person who gambles on horse racing.

I've heard of punt kicks in Australian Rules football - it's kicking a dropped ball before it hits the ground.

Punter is also a colloquial term for the average person. I associate it with colloquial British English such as Cockney, but I've started hearing it used by Australians recently.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 19, 2020, 08:57:44 PM

Hello Tony!

Geez, I'm sorry to hear that.  Sounds like it's going to be a lot of work!


I'll have to check every day from now on. They don't seem to come out in the open on overcast, very windy or rainy days. The first time a found them in our garden a few years ago, it took me a little while to realise they were sucking the life out of my plants. They look quite attractive with their red and black patterned backs. Underneath, their abdomens are a jewel-like green. When they mate, they run around joined together back to back with the bigger one pulling the smaller one along backwards behind it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 19, 2020, 09:03:53 PM
Dunedin NZ was very Scottish. I am always amused that they use to call the English settlers 'the little enemy'. Many of the same street names as Edinburgh but it did not help me find my way when I was in Edinburgh in 2018.
They always have bag pipes leading any procession and the statue of Robbie Burns is in the centre in front of the Town Hall. However I read recently that one of the three Scottish societies 'the Burns Club, Gaelic Society and Caledonian Society" was folding. Cannot remember which one.
Christchurch was the English settlement.
Edit: It is the Caledonian Society apparently the oldest in the city.

I had one set of great-greatgrandparents who migrated to Melbourne from Dundee with heir baby son in 1851. I read of one of my great-uncles singing at Burns Nights here. He sang in Nellie Melba's operas company too. As a result of sectarian divides and my grandfather's death when Dad was 8, I never knew any of Ferguson forebears.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 09:05:37 PM
Are your bugs non-native and look like ours?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlequin_cabbage_bug

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 19, 2020, 09:09:04 PM
So you're a tighty-whitey kinda guy?

No. I like much briefer, lighter ones
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Post by: tfferg on September 19, 2020, 09:18:08 PM
Are your bugs non-native and look like ours?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlequin_cabbage_bug
No, they're native Australian bugs, dindymus versicolor, found in the southeast and Tasmania.

I've read that if you touch them, they squirt a horrible stinky spray that's hard to get off.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 09:23:11 PM
Oh yeah, they are colorful, at least.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dindymus_versicolor

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 09:34:46 PM
Discussing undepants. This advert (from Australia but shown regularly here) always makes me laugh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k47Jriy8wc

This is great!! :laugh:
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 09:37:40 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 09:40:30 PM
A punter in football is a kicker, who kicks the ball high (and long) over a high horizontal pole held up by posts at either end, at one or the other end of the football field.

No the definition you gave is of the Field Goal Kicker.
The punter is the kicker who kicks punts. A good punt will be long and high to allow for the tacklers to get downfield. A good punter will also be able to control his distance and to stop the ball inside the 20 yard line
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 09:44:56 PM
We always said catty-cornered, I never heard the other word until I came north to go to school.



Hey Fritz!.  :-*  :-* :-*  :-*  :-*

Same for me. We always said catty-corner growing up,  but when I worked with a woman from Minnesota, she would say kitty-corner.
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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 09:46:50 PM
Or even worse, Paris, Texas!  ;D



You got this right!! ;D
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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 09:48:08 PM
Well, look what I just found!   Thanks, Google.

The term 'kitty-corner' has nothing to do with cats. Instead, it stems from the expression 'cater-corner,' which is derived from “quatre,” the French word for “four.” The term was used to describe the way the dots are placed on a dice positioned at number four, diagonally from one another.

Learn something new every day!!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 09:48:27 PM
Hiya Auntie!
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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 09:51:21 PM

Hello Debs.  Yes, that was in the news.  A wedding took place, I don't remember how many people went.   There were (if I'm recalling correctly) 175 confirmed cases of Covid, and 7 deaths.  Out of the 7 who died, none of them attended the wedding.  People who attended the wedding caught the virus, and then passed it on to them, and it killed them.

People just don't get it!! Imagine going through life knowing that your wedding caused 7 deaths and maybe more. But then again people who plan something like this during a pandemic, may not care. Just live together and have a big celebration when it's safe.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 09:53:02 PM
No, they're native Australian bugs, dindymus versicolor, found in the southeast and Tasmania.

I've read that if you touch them, they squirt a horrible stinky spray that's hard to get off.


We have a bug like that we call the Stink Bug.

The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an insect in the family Pentatomidae, native to China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and Taiwan.  In September 1998 it was collected in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where it is believed to have been accidentally introduced.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a0/Pentatomidae_-_Halyomorpha_halys-001.JPG/1024px-Pentatomidae_-_Halyomorpha_halys-001.JPG)


I've been told that if you smash them, they emit a bad smell, and that will attack more of them into your place.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 09:58:16 PM
^^^Yeah, we have these critters here too. I try to get them outside intact every time I see one in the house.
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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 10:00:44 PM
Hiya Auntie!

Hiya Chuck. I ran errands  today and when I finished I went and had a cheat meal. The place is a chicken fried steak finger restaurant  that is set up like Sonic.(It's much older than Sonic) and so I ordered at the outside speaker with the menu board, and ate in my car. 4 chicken fried steak fingers, french fries, coleslaw, and cream gravy. It's been a year and a half since I ate there. It was so good!!
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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 10:01:41 PM

We have a bug like that we call the Stink Bug.

The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an insect in the family Pentatomidae, native to China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and Taiwan.  In September 1998 it was collected in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where it is believed to have been accidentally introduced.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a0/Pentatomidae_-_Halyomorpha_halys-001.JPG/1024px-Pentatomidae_-_Halyomorpha_halys-001.JPG)


I've been told that if you smash them, they emit a bad smell, and that will attack more of them into your place.

Yes here as well.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 10:01:52 PM
Yummy! What's the name of the place?

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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 10:02:47 PM
I'm still crocheting octopus tentacles........
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 10:02:50 PM
Hiya Chuck. I ran errands  today and when I finished I went and had a cheat meal. The place is a chicken fried steak finger restaurant  that is set up like Sonic.(It's much older than Sonic) and so I ordered at the outside speaker with the menu board, and ate in my car. 4 chicken fried steak fingers, french fries, coleslaw, and cream gravy. It's been a year and a half since I ate there. It was so good!!


Oh, sounds interesting.  What's it called?
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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 10:05:34 PM
Yummy! What's the name of the place?



Its is very yummy! It's called Mac's Steak in the Rough.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60933-d5088311-Reviews-Mac_s_Steak_in_the_Rough-Albuquerque_New_Mexico.html

If you are able to make it out here again sometime, we will go there to eat!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2020, 10:05:45 PM
G'nite y'all!

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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 10:06:17 PM

Oh, sounds interesting.  What's it called?

Its is very yummy! It's called Mac's Steak in the Rough.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60933-d5088311-Reviews-Mac_s_Steak_in_the_Rough-Albuquerque_New_Mexico.html
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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 10:06:52 PM
G'nite y'all!



Nighty Fritz!! I hope you sleep well.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 10:08:01 PM
Night Fritzie!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 10:10:55 PM
Its is very yummy! It's called Mac's Steak in the Rough.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60933-d5088311-Reviews-Mac_s_Steak_in_the_Rough-Albuquerque_New_Mexico.html

oh, looks good!
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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 10:13:46 PM
Just saw this new Playstation advertisement. It is so cool!

https://youtu.be/SvVNJSxkcmw
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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 10:14:26 PM
oh, looks good!

Yes it is very good......too good so I can't eat there very often!!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 10:15:40 PM
Just saw this new Playstation advertisement. It is so cool!

https://youtu.be/SvVNJSxkcmw


definitely cool.  braver than I would be.  I'd turn the boat around asap.  LOL
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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 10:17:18 PM

definitely cool.  braver than I would be.  I'd turn the boat around asap.  LOL

I think I'd go through to see what's on the other side, especially after seeing all the fascinating ships.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 10:20:30 PM
Yes it is very good......too good so I can't eat there very often!!

Oh, I like places like that.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 10:21:01 PM
I'm still crocheting octopus tentacles........


That's a phrase I didn't expect to read here today........
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 10:23:36 PM
I think I'd go through to see what's on the other side, especially after seeing all the fascinating ships.


With my luck...................


(https://jimhillmedia.com/mb/images/upload/AWE-Concept-Art-5-web.jpg)

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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 10:34:12 PM

That's a phrase I didn't expect to read here today........

Well, true. I'm making a  toy for Leela.

(https://www.hellowonderful.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-09-17_0064-768x512.jpg)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 10:36:04 PM
cute!!
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Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 10:36:28 PM

With my luck...................


(https://jimhillmedia.com/mb/images/upload/AWE-Concept-Art-5-web.jpg)



Yeah, mine too probably. ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 19, 2020, 10:37:59 PM
Well, I'm going to call it a night. See you tomorrow Chuck. Last day of staycation for you. :'(
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2020, 10:43:08 PM
Yeah, back to work Monday.  Oh well!
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 10:47:41 PM
No the definition you gave is of the Field Goal Kicker.
The punter is the kicker who kicks punts. A good punt will be long and high to allow for the tacklers to get downfield. A good punter will also be able to control his distance and to stop the ball inside the 20 yard line

Hi, Linda, if you're still there.

Yeah, I realized that after I made that post.  Chuck gave the better definition of a punter.

How are you?  We missed you for the game this afternoon.

I was talking to my sister, she had to call back after finishing her dinner and a TV show, so it's not late by her time but it's late by my time.  I missed saying good night to Chuck and Fritz, but I'll say good night to you.
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 10:49:48 PM
People just don't get it!! Imagine going through life knowing that your wedding caused 7 deaths and maybe more. But then again people who plan something like this during a pandemic, may not care. Just live together and have a big celebration when it's safe.

That's what my sister and I were talking about.  We still don't know if our brother is really sympathetic or understanding about the fact that we're not flying to his wedding.
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Post by: dejavu on September 19, 2020, 10:51:51 PM
^^^Yeah, we have these critters here too. I try to get them outside intact every time I see one in the house.

We have stink bugs in the Denver CO area, too.  Nasty things.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 08:01:16 AM
Good morning Diners!

How is everyone?
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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 08:09:20 AM
Good morning Diners!

How is everyone?

Good morning, Chuck!  I'm doing well, thanks.

How are you today?
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 08:12:13 AM
Hey y'all, pretty cool in the house, nice and sunny outside. If Earl were here, we'd have the heat on already, but I'll wait a little bit till it gets too warm by the middle of the week, in case we need the A/C again.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

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Post by: Gazapete on September 20, 2020, 08:14:19 AM

That's a phrase I didn't expect to read here today........

It's a great phrase, someone should stitch it on a pillow.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 08:14:53 AM
¡Hola Elenita!

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Post by: Gazapete on September 20, 2020, 08:16:39 AM
Hola, hi y'all! Those octopuses are so cute!
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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 08:19:17 AM
Hey y'all, pretty cool in the house, nice and sunny outside. If Earl were here, we'd have the heat on already, but I'll wait a little bit till it gets too warm by the middle of the week, in case we need the A/C again.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Good morning, Fritz!  It was really cool here during the middle of the night and it was keeping me awake, too cold in bed even with heavy covers, so I put the heat on a little.  But it didn't stay on for long, now that it's mid-morning.

Hi, Elena!
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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 08:21:53 AM
Time for breakfast, see you later.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 08:22:23 AM
Actually they're no longer talking about the 80's by midweek, but high 70's, but I'll wait before turning on the furnace.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 08:25:05 AM
Good morning, Chuck!  I'm doing well, thanks.

How are you today?


Doing well, thanks.   Just finished changing the sheets on the bed, and packing the laundry up to bring over to mom and dad's and have lunch later.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 08:28:27 AM
It's a great phrase, someone should stitch it on a pillow.


If anyone could do it, it would be Linda.  LOL
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 09:06:08 AM
Just got through to Earl through the nurse station helping him to call home from his room phone. He's still a bit out of it from the meds, and doesn't really remember much of the abdominal pains on Friday. I don't expect any news about the xray before tomorrow at the earliest. I'll be visiting him on Tuesday, along with a good friend of ours, one we know through Louise.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 09:10:17 AM
Just got through to Earl through the nurse station helping him to call home from his room phone. He's still a bit out of it from the meds, and doesn't really remember much of the abdominal pains on Friday. I don't expect any news about the xray before tomorrow at the earliest. I'll be visiting him on Tuesday, along with a good friend of ours, one we know through Louise.

Another through the window visit?   Will you bring him some Butterfingers?
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 09:24:13 AM
Another through the window visit?   Will you bring him some Butterfingers?

Yep. And yes, I'm planning to.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 09:27:13 AM
Good,  I know he'll appreciate that.
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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 09:34:51 AM

Doing well, thanks.   Just finished changing the sheets on the bed, and packing the laundry up to bring over to mom and dad's and have lunch later.

Busy, busy Chuck.   :)

Have a good lunch.
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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 09:36:25 AM
Actually they're no longer talking about the 80's by midweek, but high 70's, but I'll wait before turning on the furnace.

That will be more comfortable during the day, Fritz.  High 70's is still warm enough, but better than 80's.
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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 09:39:00 AM
Just got through to Earl through the nurse station helping him to call home from his room phone. He's still a bit out of it from the meds, and doesn't really remember much of the abdominal pains on Friday. I don't expect any news about the xray before tomorrow at the earliest. I'll be visiting him on Tuesday, along with a good friend of ours, one we know through Louise.

Glad that you were able to talk to him today.  And visit on Tuesday.

Probably a good idea to have another one of his friends with you, when you visit.
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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 10:09:52 AM
It's only 61 degrees here now, feels like 59, windy at 13 mph.  And partly sunny.  Quite a cool day.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 10:17:07 AM
69 at our nearest Weather Underground station here, 64 at the airport.

I'm glad that extended periods over 85 are over with until next spring.

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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 11:20:03 AM
Definitely, Fritz.
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Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 01:40:22 PM
Evening diners!

Hope everyone is well.

Körkompis, my best wishes for Earl's recovery and that he soon can be home again.

Just popping in to give y'all something übercute to look at:


The cutest baby in the universe!!!

(https://scontent.fmmx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/119700097_862080557529328_6329762869084940527_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=b96e70&_nc_ohc=zZ0DTGV8akcAX_Ze9Tc&_nc_ht=scontent.fmmx3-1.fna&oh=20cc7951c4db5f64605868ee1492d908&oe=5F8B4E58)


(https://scontent.fmmx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/119681950_3618266688193116_3069542521512820321_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=b96e70&_nc_ohc=4Pp5fJGEeVUAX9vdSkD&_nc_ht=scontent.fmmx3-1.fna&oh=07974f26c79032356d330c547e80308f&oe=5F8E3BF6)

(https://scontent.fmmx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/119703273_646828025971713_3167636224287498398_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=b96e70&_nc_ohc=B943uApPEDwAX9xY-b_&_nc_ht=scontent.fmmx3-1.fna&oh=945a62d5f4932bfa7cd9c088efefdd79&oe=5F8ED82F)

(https://scontent.fmmx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/119630645_1571305153041322_2363888848003858413_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=b96e70&_nc_ohc=6QXdtGhod3kAX9uiILe&_nc_ht=scontent.fmmx3-1.fna&oh=17a6d660af4c1d1c7e654e953c101a39&oe=5F8DC53F)


(https://scontent.fmmx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/119583502_375408823621524_6479241314978645688_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=b96e70&_nc_ohc=0crWpEMi7gsAX9gcuWc&_nc_ht=scontent.fmmx3-1.fna&oh=ee522353c865a3aed6cec3d9a1823fa3&oe=5F8CD371)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 01:45:28 PM
My darling little Jona turned one a couple of weeks ago.

His birthday party was held in a park, with lots of family and friends having a picknick.

It was corona safe, and a lovely celebration.

The birthday boy himself was rather unfazed with the whole thing  ;D
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 01:51:03 PM
God kväll, Vårensdotter! Tack!

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Post by: Jenny on September 20, 2020, 02:02:57 PM
He's lovely, Sonja! Thanks for brightening our day. :) Hope you've been well and that work is good.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 02:05:05 PM
Hey Jenny!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 02:10:21 PM
Hello Diners!

;D
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 02:10:42 PM
Jenny!  Sonja!

Happy New Year to you both!
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Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 02:10:55 PM
He's lovely, Sonja! Thanks for brightening our day. :) Hope you've been well and that work is good.

Thanks, Jenny! And Shana Tova uMetuka to you and yours.

I'm fine thanks, and work is good. My mum is also fine, although it's getting harder and harder to keep up a coherent conversation with her.
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Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 02:11:56 PM
Jenny!  Sonja!

Happy New Year to you both!

Thanks Chuckie! And to you too! I'm sure the pope won't mind.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 02:12:15 PM
It's only 61 degrees here now, feels like 59, windy at 13 mph.  And partly sunny.  Quite a cool day.


It was 62 when I last checked, but it feels warmer in the sun. 
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 02:13:45 PM
Evening diners!

Hope everyone is well.

Körkompis, my best wishes for Earl's recovery and that he soon can be home again.

Just popping in to give y'all something übercute to look at:


The cutest baby in the universe!!!


And look who the wind blew in!   You need to come back more often, you're missed here!

;D

As they say here, cutie patootie!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 02:15:11 PM
My darling little Jona turned one a couple of weeks ago.

His birthday party was held in a park, with lots of family and friends having a picknick.

It was corona safe, and a lovely celebration.

The birthday boy himself was rather unfazed with the whole thing  ;D


at this age, the parties mean more to the guests and family than to the guest of honor!  LOL  I can't think of anyone who remembers their 1st birthday.   They just sort of toddle around and wonder why everyone is there.

 :laugh:
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 02:16:19 PM
Thanks Chuckie! And to you too! I'm sure the pope won't mind.

He seems to have a good sense of humor, so I'm sure he won't!  :laugh:
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Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 02:17:24 PM
I have some interesting facts to share.

RBG spent the summer of -62 in Lund, the next town over from me. She took part in some project at the university there.
She was very impressed and inspired by the equality and women's rights that she saw.

She learnt some Swedish, and her daughter went to daycare. She was impressed by the daycare for the kids of the students and employees at uni.

So some of her achievemts regarding women's rights started here!
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Post by: Jenny on September 20, 2020, 02:19:16 PM
I know people much older than Jona who still get to a point where they toddle around and wonder about their guests. ;)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 02:19:19 PM
Oh, good trivia, Sonja!

Long live the memory and influence of RBG!
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Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 02:19:26 PM

And look who the wind blew in!   You need to come back more often, you're missed here!

;D

As they say here, cutie patootie!


Aww..... I'll try to come back more often.
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Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 02:20:51 PM

at this age, the parties mean more to the guests and family than to the guest of honor!  LOL  I can't think of anyone who remembers their 1st birthday.   They just sort of toddle around and wonder why everyone is there.

 :laugh:

That's exactly what he did.  And later on he took a nap.  ;D
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Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 02:21:44 PM
I know people much older than Jona who still get to a point where they toddle around and wonder about their guests. ;)


 ;D :laugh:
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Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 02:22:24 PM
Oh, good trivia, Sonja!

Long live the memory and influence of RBG!

Yeah, I find it very interesting too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 02:22:52 PM
I know people much older than Jona who still get to a point where they toddle around and wonder about their guests. ;)


:laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 02:23:16 PM
Aww..... I'll try to come back more often.

I hope you do!!!
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Post by: Jenny on September 20, 2020, 02:24:21 PM
LShana Tova Umetukah Tikatevu V'taihatem, Sonja, may you and yours be inscribed and sealed for a good year. I am definitely hoping for one better and brighter than 5780 was!
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Post by: Jenny on September 20, 2020, 02:25:33 PM
And we have really missed you! ((((Sonja!))))
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 02:33:12 PM

at this age, the parties mean more to the guests and family than to the guest of honor!  LOL  I can't think of anyone who remembers their 1st birthday.   They just sort of toddle around and wonder why everyone is there.

 :laugh:

Nope, don't remember it at all.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 02:34:01 PM
I have some interesting facts to share.

RBG spent the summer of -62 in Lund, the next town over from me. She took part in some project at the university there.
She was very impressed and inspired by the equality and women's rights that she saw.

She learnt some Swedish, and her daughter went to daycare. She was impressed by the daycare for the kids of the students and employees at uni.

So some of her achievemts regarding women's rights started here!

Great!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 02:38:06 PM
awwww.............look at Fritzie at age 1.
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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 03:33:44 PM
Hi, Sonja!  Good to see you.

Such a cute baby.   :)

Interesting about RBG's past connection to Sweden.

Hi, Jenny!
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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 03:34:25 PM
I know people much older than Jona who still get to a point where they toddle around and wonder about their guests. ;)

 :laugh:
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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 03:35:43 PM
Nope, don't remember it at all.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/971610_587524617955678_997129699_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=da1649&_nc_ohc=ZFQRa-CpC_EAX9vQ2lt&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=0866618f7af078d8ce1e10992ee0a968&oe=5F8F1DCE)

LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 03:38:44 PM
I've been doing a lot of chores today.  Last one:  I washed by hair.   ;)

Also paperwork and some cleaning, but no laundry.  Laundry will have to wait until later in the week.

I did fix the second half of a salad so that it's ready to be eaten, either just before BB, or during the first break.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 03:51:51 PM
Yay!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndSEWPQlYjU

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Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 03:55:13 PM
LShana Tova Umetukah Tikatevu V'taihatem, Sonja, may you and yours be inscribed and sealed for a good year. I am definitely hoping for one better and brighter than 5780 was!

Thanks Jenny.

Yeah, you could say that again!
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Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 03:55:32 PM
And we have really missed you! ((((Sonja!))))

 :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 03:56:17 PM
Nope, don't remember it at all.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/971610_587524617955678_997129699_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=da1649&_nc_ohc=ZFQRa-CpC_EAX9vQ2lt&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=0866618f7af078d8ce1e10992ee0a968&oe=5F8F1DCE)


Do you still sit on the table when you eat cake?  With your hands?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 03:57:42 PM
Hi, Sonja!  Good to see you.

Such a cute baby.   :)

Interesting about RBG's past connection to Sweden.

Hi, Jenny!

Hi Debbie!

Thanks on Jona.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 03:59:24 PM
I have............................................WASHED MY HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 04:02:26 PM
Yay!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndSEWPQlYjU

Thanks, Fritz.
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Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 04:03:42 PM
I have............................................WASHED MY HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yaaay!   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 04:10:49 PM
I've been doing a lot of chores today.  Last one:  I washed by hair.   ;)

Also paperwork and some cleaning, but no laundry.  Laundry will have to wait until later in the week.

I did fix the second half of a salad so that it's ready to be eaten, either just before BB, or during the first break.


Yup, chores done here too, including laundry.

staycation is over today, so back to work tomorrow.   Oh well.  All good things come to an end.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 04:11:44 PM
Do you still sit on the table when you eat cake?  With your hands?


If Fritzie says 'yes'.......................:laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 04:20:21 PM
I have............................................WASHED MY HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Since Fritz is not here to post....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndSEWPQlYjU
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 04:31:08 PM

Since Fritz is not here to post....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndSEWPQlYjU

LOL Thanks Chuck!
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Post by: Sason on September 20, 2020, 04:31:29 PM
And now it's time for bed.

Natti natti dear diners!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 04:35:44 PM
Sleep well Sonja!   See you soon!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 04:41:04 PM
Whoops, forgot to give tonight's BB schedule! Hardy Family is of course a comedy, with Mickey Rooney, whose centennial they're celebrating tonight.

7:00 p.m. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
“The Fancy Bridgework Matter” (Original air date November 22, 1959. CBS network) (Running time 23:17)

7:20 p.m. Superman
(Original air date March 13, 1940. WOR station) (Running time 11:42)

7:30 p.m. The Hardy Family
(Original air date January 10, 1950. MGM syndication.) (Running time 26:13)

8:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
“Mr. and Mrs. Amber” (Original air date April 3, 1954. CBS network.) (Running time 24:21)

8:30 p.m.  Dragnet
“The Big Rescue” (Original air date July 13, 1954. NBC network.)(Running time 25:05)

8:55 p.m. Shorty Bell
(Original air date June 20, 1948. CBS network.) (Running time 27:24)

9:25 p.m. The Eternal Light
“Each New Day” (Original air date September 27, 1959. NBC network.) (Running time 24:40)

9:55 p.m. Suspense
“The Lie” (Original air date April 28, 1949. CBS network.) (Running time 29:30)

10:30 p.m. The Columbia Workshop
“Piano Recital” (Original air date November 10, 1940. CBS network.) (Running time 29:40)

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 04:41:33 PM

Do you still sit on the table when you eat cake?  With your hands?

Not in a while!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 04:42:06 PM
I have............................................WASHED MY HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yay!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndSEWPQlYjU

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 04:42:43 PM
God natt och sov gott, Sonja!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 04:47:32 PM

Yup, chores done here too, including laundry.

staycation is over today, so back to work tomorrow.   Oh well.  All good things come to an end.

You'll just have to look forward to your next staycation, Chuck.  It probably won't be too long.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 04:47:33 PM
Not in a while!

Sometime last month?  ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 04:49:12 PM
Good night, Sonja.  It was very nice seeing you today, it's been too long.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 04:52:27 PM
Whoops, forgot to give tonight's BB schedule! Hardy Family is of course a comedy, with Mickey Rooney, whose centennial they're celebrating tonight.

7:00 p.m. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
“The Fancy Bridgework Matter” (Original air date November 22, 1959. CBS network) (Running time 23:17)

7:20 p.m. Superman
(Original air date March 13, 1940. WOR station) (Running time 11:42)

7:30 p.m. The Hardy Family
(Original air date January 10, 1950. MGM syndication.) (Running time 26:13)

8:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
“Mr. and Mrs. Amber” (Original air date April 3, 1954. CBS network.) (Running time 24:21)

8:30 p.m.  Dragnet
“The Big Rescue” (Original air date July 13, 1954. NBC network.)(Running time 25:05)

8:55 p.m. Shorty Bell
(Original air date June 20, 1948. CBS network.) (Running time 27:24)

9:25 p.m. The Eternal Light
“Each New Day” (Original air date September 27, 1959. NBC network.) (Running time 24:40)

9:55 p.m. Suspense
“The Lie” (Original air date April 28, 1949. CBS network.) (Running time 29:30)

10:30 p.m. The Columbia Workshop
“Piano Recital” (Original air date November 10, 1940. CBS network.) (Running time 29:40)

Thanks, Fritz, I was hoping to see this.   :)

I think Hardy Family at 7:30 would be a good time to take a short break to bring dinner up here.

I hope Suspense is good, at 9:55.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 05:03:40 PM
It should be!

Earl answered the room phone himself the second time I called. He doesn't always. If fact, rather rarely.

Time for BB!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 05:09:25 PM
and the BB show begins!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 20, 2020, 05:15:24 PM
My darling little Jona turned one a couple of weeks ago.

His birthday party was held in a park, with lots of family and friends having a picknick.

It was corona safe, and a lovely celebration.

The birthday boy himself was rather unfazed with the whole thing  ;D

Hello Sonja

Happy to see your good news.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 05:15:53 PM
Hey Tony!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 05:18:21 PM
Hello Tony!  Good to see you!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 05:21:39 PM
At first I thought that the fancy bridgework might have something to do with dentistry.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 20, 2020, 05:21:47 PM
Hello Fritz, Chuck, Debbie, Jenny
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 05:22:37 PM
I'll grab a bite to eat during Andy Hardy too.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 05:50:44 PM
At first I thought that the fancy bridgework might have something to do with dentistry.

 :laugh:

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 05:51:13 PM
Hi, Tony.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 06:22:42 PM
Tragic Gunsmoke.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 06:27:39 PM
Tragic Gunsmoke.

Yes, rough Gunsmoke.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 06:48:40 PM
You are kinda quiet tonight.   Not much to chat about during the BB show?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 06:56:23 PM
They're pretty serious, so far!

Though here's a series with Mickey Rooney that I had never heard of before, Shorty Bell.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 07:02:20 PM
Yeah, that last Dragnet was pretty dreary.

This one (Shorty) isn't a whole lot better, for being unhappy.   :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 07:12:49 PM
Just what the world needs now.....more unhappiness.

:laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 07:25:10 PM
"Sockdologizing" was one of the last words that Lincoln ever heard. It was the line that received a great laugh in Our American Cousin that Booth used to cover the sound of the shot that killed him.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sockdologizing

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 07:26:05 PM
Just what the world needs now.....more unhappiness.

:laugh:

Unfortunately.

Fritz, I had to leave the room and take a plastic salad dish downstairs before the dressing spilled, and also had to take some medicine that was down there.  Did you like Shorty Bell?  I don't know if I'll try to catch it all in archives, or not.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 07:26:23 PM
"Sockdologizing"


whut?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 07:26:46 PM
Not especially. Not really worth listening to in the archives.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 07:26:54 PM
"Sockdologizing" was one of the last words that Lincoln ever heard. It was the line that received a great laugh in Our American Cousin that Booth used to cover the sound of the shot that killed him.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sockdologizing

Wow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 07:27:34 PM

whut?

https://spiremagazine.com/2018/06/11/wydk-sockdologizing/

It was a word used just now in Shorty Bell.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 07:28:01 PM
Not especially. Not really worth listening to in the archives.

Thanks, I got the impression that I wasn't missing a whole lot.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 07:44:26 PM
Sounds like it's not such a good BB tonight.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 07:47:50 PM
Now there's a program called The Eternal Light, being broadcast for Rosh Hashanah.

Oddly, the subject is injustice under apartheid in South Africa.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 07:58:17 PM
Sounds like it's not such a good BB tonight.

It's a mixed bag, Chuck.  Parts are pretty good, parts not so great, others are very good but are also sad.

The last one that Fritz mentioned (a Rosh Hashanah program about apartheid) was quite good.  And I think this next one (Suspense) will be very good.  I've been looking forward to it all evening, so we'll see.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 20, 2020, 08:08:21 PM
So far I am having a very productive day. I had soaked the towels overnight so. turned on the washing machine first thing, then I stripped the bed and washed the bedclothes. Then I washed my woollen socks. I washed my other clothes yesterday. All hung out to dry before I went for my quarterly checkup with the GP. He was pleased that my blood pressure was good with the 3rd tablet so keeping it at a half each day. He has given me yet another tablet to take when going to bed to see if it helps my stomach gas. He emailed the prescription to my chemist so I went there and picked them up. Glad I got 90 of each instead of the 30 with monthly repeats that was government rule during lockdown. Went to the cafe for a cappuccino and cake .
Came home and made my bed then have vacuumed the car. Now I will have lunch then go out and wash the car.  It has not been cleaned and washed since March (Autumn). As my carport is just off the street up above the house it requires first a long electricity lead and then a hose extension.
However it is a lovely sunny day and warm 15'C  (60'F) in the city at 2pm probably a bit less up here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 20, 2020, 08:16:14 PM
Three cheers, we are going back to Level 1 restrictions at midnight. We have been on Level 2 since August 5 despite the only cases having been in Auckland, none in the South Island. Even Auckland has now had 7 days without any community cases except there was a scare. A man came from India and did his 14 days quarantine and tested negative on days 3 and 12. He went home and on Day 21 he developed symptoms and tested positive on Saturday.  Yesterday his wife and daughter, who had not been overseas, tested positive. We worried that might set us back but they are now all in quarantine and none of their neighbours or other close contacts have tested positive. Luckily the daughter had not been at school.
Level 1 means life as normal except our borders remain closed.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 08:24:58 PM
That was suspenseful!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 08:25:46 PM
That was suspenseful!

Suspense was definitely a good show, tonight.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 08:32:25 PM
Bártok has never been among my favorite composers.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 08:33:28 PM
Bártok has never been among my favorite composers.

I really haven't been familiar with his compositions, but this is a little strange.

What you call that musically, dissonance?
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: tfferg on September 20, 2020, 08:34:05 PM
Three cheers, we are going back to Level 1 restrictions at midnight. We have been on Level 2 since August 5 despite the only cases having been in Auckland, none in the South Island. Even Auckland has now had 7 days without any community cases except there was a scare. A man came from India and did his 14 days quarantine and tested negative on days 3 and 12. He went home and on Day 21 he developed symptoms and tested positive on Saturday.  Yesterday his wife and daughter, who had not been overseas, tested positive. We worried that might set us back but they are now all in quarantine and none of their neighbours or other close contacts have tested positive. Luckily the daughter had not been at school.
Level 1 means life as normal except our borders remain closed.

Good news for Kiwis, Brian. The number of infections in Melbourne is falling, but it seems the Stage 4 lockdown will be in place for a long time still.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 08:34:59 PM
I really haven't been familiar with his compositions, but this is a little strange.

What you call that musically, dissonance?

Pretty much.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 08:36:04 PM
Pretty much.

Or maybe just noise.   :laugh:

Not a very pleasant tune.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 08:36:09 PM
So far I am having a very productive day. I had soaked the towels overnight so. turned on the washing machine first thing, then I stripped the bed and washed the bedclothes. Then I washed my woollen socks. I washed my other clothes yesterday. All hung out to dry before I went for my quarterly checkup with the GP. He was pleased that my blood pressure was good with the 3rd tablet so keeping it at a half each day. He has given me yet another tablet to take when going to bed to see if it helps my stomach gas. He emailed the prescription to my chemist so I went there and picked them up. Glad I got 90 of each instead of the 30 with monthly repeats that was government rule during lockdown. Went to the cafe for a cappuccino and cake .

Came home and made my bed then have vacuumed the car. Now I will have lunch then go out and wash the car.  It has not been cleaned and washed since March (Autumn). As my carport is just off the street up above the house it requires first a long electricity lead and then a hose extension.   However it is a lovely sunny day and warm 15'C  (60'F) in the city at 2pm probably a bit less up here.

I love productive days!  At the end of them, I always feel like I've gotten so much done, and I rest easy at night.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 08:37:38 PM
Three cheers, we are going back to Level 1 restrictions at midnight. We have been on Level 2 since August 5 despite the only cases having been in Auckland, none in the South Island. Even Auckland has now had 7 days without any community cases except there was a scare. A man came from India and did his 14 days quarantine and tested negative on days 3 and 12. He went home and on Day 21 he developed symptoms and tested positive on Saturday.  Yesterday his wife and daughter, who had not been overseas, tested positive. We worried that might set us back but they are now all in quarantine and none of their neighbours or other close contacts have tested positive. Luckily the daughter had not been at school.
Level 1 means life as normal except our borders remain closed.


That's great news, Brian!  Congrats to the kiwis!!!   I hope that one man and his family are able to recover quickly.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 08:41:22 PM
Or maybe just noise.   :laugh:

Not a very pleasant tune.

No, not at all.

Pretty daring for network radio in 1940, though.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 08:46:32 PM
Just in the kitchen, I could see that Mars is shining pretty brightly through cloudless skies about halfway up from the horizon to the zenith, due east.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 08:51:32 PM
No, not at all.

Pretty daring for network radio in 1940, though.

That's true.  I am seriously trying to listen to it, as a cultural lesson, but it's about to end up giving me either a headache, or an ear ache.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 08:52:32 PM
Just in the kitchen, I could see that Mars is shining pretty brightly through cloudless skies about halfway up from the horizon to the zenith, due east.

Neat!  I doubt I can see anything much from the bathroom window, but I'll go  check, as soon as BB ends.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 08:57:48 PM
Workshop of Unusual Music!   :laugh:   :laugh:   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 08:59:30 PM
That's for sure!

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 09:07:01 PM
Good night, Fritz.

Good night, to anyone else who's still around.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 20, 2020, 09:18:27 PM
G'nite Debbie, nothing on the agenda tomorrow except to call Earl twice and do weights.

Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 20, 2020, 09:33:36 PM
Sleep well, Debs!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: dejavu on September 20, 2020, 09:39:00 PM
Good night, Chuck.

I do have a doctor's appointment tomorrow, so will be gone for part of the day.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: brian on September 20, 2020, 09:56:42 PM
Thankful I will not now have to mark the roll before we begin our walk tomorrow. I joke it is like going back to my teachlng days but I cannot yell to a bunch of 60 plus mainly women to keep quiet and listen for your name like I could with teenagers. There were 31 last week and 28 the week before.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 20, 2020, 10:59:09 PM
Sonja, Jona is soo cute!! Dad is cute too! We missed you!  :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 20, 2020, 11:00:39 PM
Thankful I will not now have to mark the roll before we begin our walk tomorrow. I joke it is like going back to my teachlng days but I cannot yell to a bunch of 60 plus mainly women to keep quiet and listen for your name like I could with teenagers. There were 31 last week and 28 the week before.

It would work, you know :)
I am happy to hear that you are back to normal life!  :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 20, 2020, 11:25:40 PM
I know people much older than Jona who still get to a point where they toddle around and wonder about their guests. ;)

:laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh: 
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 20, 2020, 11:40:58 PM
Hello Elena. Just popping in before I go up sleep. Another long day tomorrow.
Hello and good night and. Good moy to all. ❤️
I had an ok day today. Slept a little bit as I had a restless night late night.

Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*   Notre Dame sure took no prisoners in the game on Saturday. Thanks for not revealing the  score.

Ok, bedtime for me. Nighty all.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 20, 2020, 11:42:46 PM
Sonja, I'm so sorry I missed you. Your cutie grandson is gorgeous! I know you are do proud of him !!! Take good care and you are very missed.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Gazapete on September 21, 2020, 02:54:12 AM
Hi Linda, sleep well!  :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 21, 2020, 06:37:29 AM
My darling little Jona turned one a couple of weeks ago.

His birthday party was held in a park, with lots of family and friends having a picknick.

It was corona safe, and a lovely celebration.

The birthday boy himself was rather unfazed with the whole thing  ;D

He’s so gorgeous!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 21, 2020, 06:38:03 AM
Thanks, Jenny! And Shana Tova uMetuka to you and yours.

I'm fine thanks, and work is good. My mum is also fine, although it's getting harder and harder to keep up a coherent conversation with her.

That’s all good to know.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 21, 2020, 06:40:09 AM

It was 62 when I last checked, but it feels warmer in the sun.

Read that as “I was 62”!

It’s just a bit warmer than that here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 21, 2020, 06:41:01 AM
I have some interesting facts to share.

RBG spent the summer of -62 in Lund, the next town over from me. She took part in some project at the university there.
She was very impressed and inspired by the equality and women's rights that she saw.

She learnt some Swedish, and her daughter went to daycare. She was impressed by the daycare for the kids of the students and employees at uni.

So some of her achievemts regarding women's rights started here!

Wow!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 21, 2020, 06:43:27 AM
LShana Tova Umetukah Tikatevu V'taihatem, Sonja, may you and yours be inscribed and sealed for a good year. I am definitely hoping for one better and brighter than 5780 was!

What a lot of years you have!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: Sara B on September 21, 2020, 06:49:32 AM
Just in the kitchen, I could see that Mars is shining pretty brightly through cloudless skies about halfway up from the horizon to the zenith, due east.
I saw him a couple of nights ago, Fritz, similar position.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 07:03:43 AM
Hi Linda, sleep well!  :-*

I did, thank you, Elena! I hope you had and are having a good day.
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 07:04:26 AM
Good morning and afternoon and evening all the Diners.

https://youtu.be/J1d0zMOyvRE
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 07:20:11 AM
Good morning and afternoon and evening all the Diners.

https://youtu.be/J1d0zMOyvRE

Geaux Nats! (Hey, they need all the help they can get!)

Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hey y'all, sunny clear and relatively cool here, 50's around here but upper 40's in nearby suburbs. Should get into the 60's today. I'll have to see when I feel like turning on the heat in the house.

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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 07:35:28 AM
Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
Cool mornings here but warm afternoons and the ever present smokey air.
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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 07:41:19 AM
Off for school. I hope to be able to pop in throughout the day. Have a good day everyone!!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 07:46:24 AM
Good luck, Linda.

Cool mornings (especially if it gets below freezing later on) and warmer afternoons without too much rain might bring us spectacular fall colors. In recent years the coloration here has been overall rather dull.

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Post by: dejavu on September 21, 2020, 08:41:18 AM
Good morning, Fritz and Linda.

Hi, Sara, Elena, and anyone else in the overlapping day/night appearances.

I'll be away until late afternoon, or early evening.  Appointment at 3 PM, but things to do before then.  SYL.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 08:41:34 AM
Hey Debbie!

Just talked with Earl, he answered on his own the first time I called.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 10:00:47 AM
Hello Diners!

;D
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 10:01:30 AM
Read that as “I was 62”!

It’s just a bit warmer than that here.


Oh, I have some time before that happens.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 10:02:46 AM
Good morning and afternoon and evening all the Diners.

https://youtu.be/J1d0zMOyvRE


Oh dear......you need to socialize with some more adults.

;D
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 10:03:14 AM
Off for school. I hope to be able to pop in throughout the day. Have a good day everyone!!

Better to pop in than pop out!

:o
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 10:04:07 AM
Cool mornings (especially if it gets below freezing later on) and warmer afternoons without too much rain might bring us spectacular fall colors. In recent years the coloration here has been overall rather dull.

Yeah, I hope we see some bright colors here as well.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 10:04:42 AM
Hey Chuck!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 10:04:48 AM
I'll be away until late afternoon, or early evening.  Appointment at 3 PM, but things to do before then.  SYL.


Good luck with your appointment, see you when you get back.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 12:28:52 PM
Just talked with Earl, he answered on his own the first time I called.


Hiya Fritzie!   Got busy with work.   Glad that Earl picked up so quickly.
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Post by: brian on September 21, 2020, 12:51:42 PM
An important news story for you  :D
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/nationwide-bear-hunt-sparked-after-nine-year-old-loses-her-favourite-soft-toy
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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 01:02:18 PM
Aw, that kind of bear hunt is nice!

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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 01:03:36 PM
The surgeon who did his stomach wants to see him, so I have to make an appointment then transport him myself. That should be an adventure. At least the facility said they can provide a collapsible wheelchair.

Got a call from the facility, Cherrydale, about it.

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Post by: brian on September 21, 2020, 01:23:53 PM
The surgeon who did his stomach wants to see him, so I have to make an appointment then transport him myself. That should be an adventure. At least the facility said they can provide a collapsible wheelchair.

Got a call from the facility, Cherrydale, about it.
That is a mixed blessing. You will be able to see him properly and have time with him. However can you get someone else to help you? I know from the year we had my Mother in a wheelchair, there can be awkward situations, trying to to get chair up gutters or ramps (I think Earl might be heavier than my Mum), also finding a park after depositlng Earl and the chair. I always went with my sister.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 01:41:34 PM
An important news story for you  :D
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/nationwide-bear-hunt-sparked-after-nine-year-old-loses-her-favourite-soft-toy

Sweet story.  I'm glad that man kept the bear instead of tossing it out.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 01:42:17 PM
The surgeon who did his stomach wants to see him, so I have to make an appointment then transport him myself. That should be an adventure. At least the facility said they can provide a collapsible wheelchair.

Got a call from the facility, Cherrydale, about it.


When does this happen?
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 01:44:22 PM
That is a mixed blessing. You will be able to see him properly and have time with him. However can you get someone else to help you? I know from the year we had my Mother in a wheelchair, there can be awkward situations, trying to to get chair up gutters or ramps (I think Earl might be heavier than my Mum), also finding a park after depositlng Earl and the chair. I always went with my sister.


Brian raises some good points.   Can you get someone, perhaps one of Earl's friends, to help?
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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 01:52:02 PM

When does this happen?

I have to call. I just got the call from Cherrydale before doing weights, and haven't gotten around to call yet.

Not really, Earl's strong wrestling friend works nights and probably wouldn't be available. I'll just have to see how it works out.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 02:01:48 PM
how far apart are the two facilities?
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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 02:15:36 PM
A fair distance. Just talking to personnel at Cherrydale, there is a possibility of using a medical cab, as they call it, and the facility can arrange it after I make the appointment. I think it's too late to try to do that today, but it's not an emergency.

The nurse-practitioner did say that Earl is not making much progress there, so we're talking about maybe home hospice care, to try to keep him as comfortable as possible. We'll have to see how that works.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed.

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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 02:48:42 PM
Good luck, Linda.

Cool mornings (especially if it gets below freezing later on) and warmer afternoons without too much rain might bring us spectacular fall colors. In recent years the coloration here has been overall rather dull.



Thanks Fritz. I believe ours will be overall dull this year because of the lack of rain.

I couldn't get in due to a host of issues with Lilia's school IPad. Anyway, I usually keep her till around 4 pm, but I have a headache and can't deal with any more problems today. UGH!!!
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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 02:50:11 PM

Oh dear......you need to socialize with some more adults.

;D

Nope, I purposely posted this one because it is Baby Shark!!! :P
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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 02:50:58 PM
Better to pop in than pop out!

:o

Well I'm definitely pooped out right now!! >:D
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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 02:51:48 PM
Hey Debbie!

Just talked with Earl, he answered on his own the first time I called.



Good deal, Fritz!!
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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 02:55:12 PM


The surgeon who did his stomach wants to see him, so I have to make an appointment then transport him myself. That should be an adventure. At least the facility said they can provide a collapsible wheelchair.

Got a call from the facility, Cherrydale, about it.



Is this as a result of his pain and the XRay? Also if you have to pick him up and take him, what is the purpose of not letting you visit him? Isn't this defeating the reason behind his being quarantined from you? I don't get it!!!
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Post by: dejavu on September 21, 2020, 02:58:20 PM

Good luck with your appointment, see you when you get back.

Thanks, Chuck.  The appointment didn't take too long, but I had to call the hospital when I got home to schedule a couple of tests, which will be this done Friday.  So I guess that's my good excuse for not being at the wedding out of town, on Saturday.   ::)
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Post by: dejavu on September 21, 2020, 03:00:29 PM
The surgeon who did his stomach wants to see him, so I have to make an appointment then transport him myself. That should be an adventure. At least the facility said they can provide a collapsible wheelchair.

Got a call from the facility, Cherrydale, about it.

Good luck with this, Fritz, and with getting that collapsible wheelchair into your vehicle.

I'm glad he answered, and you were able to talk to him today.
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Post by: dejavu on September 21, 2020, 03:02:40 PM
Aw, that kind of bear hunt is nice!

That is a good story.   :)
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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 03:03:27 PM
Is this as a result of his pain and the XRay? Also if you have to pick him up and take him, what is the purpose of not letting you visit him? Isn't this defeating the reason behind his being quarantined from you? I don't get it!!!

The visit with the surgeon is a follow up on the original abdominal surgery, not directly due to the most recent pain. In talking with the nurse-practitioner there, they're trying to manage the pain as well as possible, but there is just no progress with therapy, so it's looking more and more that there's no real benefit to his being there. Have to see what home hospice care options there are.

There have been a number of developments today, and it seems that the better option would be a medical cab. The first person that called didn't mention this, but the nurse-practitioner did.

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Post by: dejavu on September 21, 2020, 03:05:16 PM
The nurse-practitioner did say that Earl is not making much progress there, so we're talking about maybe home hospice care, to try to keep him as comfortable as possible. We'll have to see how that works.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed.

((((Fritz))))

It is all quite a lot to deal with.  I send all the best wishes that I can find.
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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 03:07:06 PM
Have to ask the surgeon whether their office wants him to come in physically, or whether a virtual visit is possible, that's the suggestion of the N.P., the first person that called didn't say anything about that.

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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 03:07:46 PM
The window visit is still on tomorrow.

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Post by: dejavu on September 21, 2020, 03:16:14 PM
The window visit is still on tomorrow.

That's good to hear.   :)
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Post by: Jenny on September 21, 2020, 03:28:36 PM
A fair distance. Just talking to personnel at Cherrydale, there is a possibility of using a medical cab, as they call it, and the facility can arrange it after I make the appointment. I think it's too late to try to do that today, but it's not an emergency.

The nurse-practitioner did say that Earl is not making much progress there, so we're talking about maybe home hospice care, to try to keep him as comfortable as possible. We'll have to see how that works.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Fritz, I'm sorry you have to manage all this. From my experience, the medical cab is the way to go. Much easier to get him in and out, generally, and the ride should be safer. When I had to manage with my mother it was easy to get assistance at the facility, though you had to manage at the doctor's office. Transferring into and out of the wheelchair is not so simple for someone who isn't strong enough to swivel his hips enough to turn and sit down. And always, always check the brakes. the light wheelchairs are easier to lift, but sometimes the brakes don't set as tightly as you're expecting. I hope they can bring the medical cab back for him in a timely manner.

If they're talking home hospice, at least you'll have someone there to manage medication, etc. Unfortunately they're confirming your suspicions that Earl hasn't been improving much there. Being home will probably make him more comfortable, both mentally and physically, and relieve some of his stress. I am glad you have Louise and others to support you and him. I hope that we are and will be bringing comfort and support here as well. ((((Fritz and Earl))))
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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 03:30:49 PM
Hey Jenny, thanks. It was always the plan to get him home, but the hope was that he'd be a bit more mobile.

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Post by: Sason on September 21, 2020, 03:37:49 PM
Evening diners!

Thank you all for the lovely words about my son and little Jona, and for saying that I'm missed around here  :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Sason on September 21, 2020, 03:41:56 PM
I'm not staying long, I have to get up more than an hour earlier than  normal tomorrow.

Have to take the car to the auto mechanic to get new brake somethings. The car didn't pass the inspection 2 weeks ago due to rusty brake somethings, and if I don't have them changed and get it re-inspected withing a month the car will get a driving ban. Not fun  >:(   We're talking bug bucks here  >:(

But then again, I think brakes are fairly important in a car  ;D
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Post by: Sason on September 21, 2020, 03:46:46 PM
Körkompis, so sorry to hear about yet more complications with Earl.

I agree that you bringing him there on your own is not a good idea. If he's unable to transfer from the wheelchair to the car seat on his own, it could be quite dangerous for both of you if you try to help him. Worst case scenario is that you both fall to the ground and get injured. And even if that doesn't happen, it'll be a hassle to get him in the car, fold up the wheelchair, get it into the car, and then the whole thing again in reversed order.

So any other solution would be better.
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Post by: Sason on September 21, 2020, 03:48:34 PM
When you're there with him, can you ask the surgeon about his current pain too?
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Post by: Sason on September 21, 2020, 03:51:19 PM
Btw, even if he does get into the car, it can be almost impossible to get him seated in the right position there if he can't do it himself.

I know this both from work and from personal experience with my mom.
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Post by: Sason on September 21, 2020, 03:51:58 PM
Bed is waiting.

Natti natti dear diners!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 03:59:50 PM
Hiandbye, Vårensdotter, tack.

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Post by: dejavu on September 21, 2020, 04:02:49 PM
Evening diners!

Thank you all for the lovely words about my son and little Jona, and for saying that I'm missed around here  :-* :-* :-*

Good evening, Sonja!   :)

And bye!
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Post by: dejavu on September 21, 2020, 04:04:38 PM

But then again, I think brakes are fairly important in a car  ;D

I would agree with that, Sonja.  Compared to some of the alternatives.   ;D

But sorry about the hassle and expense for you.
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Post by: tfferg on September 21, 2020, 04:13:33 PM
A fair distance. Just talking to personnel at Cherrydale, there is a possibility of using a medical cab, as they call it, and the facility can arrange it after I make the appointment. I think it's too late to try to do that today, but it's not an emergency.

The nurse-practitioner did say that Earl is not making much progress there, so we're talking about maybe home hospice care, to try to keep him as comfortable as possible. We'll have to see how that works.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Hello Fritz

Another challenging situation for you. Best of luck !
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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 04:17:50 PM
Hey Tony, yes indeed.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 05:38:36 PM
A fair distance. Just talking to personnel at Cherrydale, there is a possibility of using a medical cab, as they call it, and the facility can arrange it after I make the appointment. I think it's too late to try to do that today, but it's not an emergency.

I think that's the best solution.   You trying to handle this alone is a lot to ask of yourself.

The nurse-practitioner did say that Earl is not making much progress there, so we're talking about maybe home hospice care, to try to keep him as comfortable as possible. We'll have to see how that works.

If they think that's the best for him, and it won't overtax you, that's an option

Feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Which is completely natural.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 05:39:42 PM
I couldn't get in due to a host of issues with Lilia's school IPad. Anyway, I usually keep her till around 4 pm, but I have a headache and can't deal with any more problems today. UGH!!!


Geez.  Just what one needs when they're trying to home school.

::)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 05:41:21 PM
Nope, I purposely posted this one because it is Baby Shark!!! :P


(https://i.gifer.com/NzNe.gif)
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 05:42:02 PM
Thanks, Chuck.  The appointment didn't take too long, but I had to call the hospital when I got home to schedule a couple of tests, which will be this done Friday.  So I guess that's my good excuse for not being at the wedding out of town, on Saturday.   ::)


I would say so!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 05:42:55 PM
There have been a number of developments today, and it seems that the better option would be a medical cab. The first person that called didn't mention this, but the nurse-practitioner did.


Good!  Do whatever needs to be done to make this as easy for you as possible.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 05:44:15 PM
Hey Jenny, thanks. It was always the plan to get him home, but the hope was that he'd be a bit more mobile.


As long as he's comfortable and at ease, that's the most important right now.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 05:44:59 PM
Evening diners!

Thank you all for the lovely words about my son and little Jona, and for saying that I'm missed around here  :-* :-* :-*


Oh my goodness!!

Two days in a row!   Surprise!    ;) :P :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 05:45:53 PM
I'm not staying long, I have to get up more than an hour earlier than  normal tomorrow.

Have to take the car to the auto mechanic to get new brake somethings. The car didn't pass the inspection 2 weeks ago due to rusty brake somethings, and if I don't have them changed and get it re-inspected withing a month the car will get a driving ban. Not fun  >:(   We're talking bug bucks here  >:(

But then again, I think brakes are fairly important in a car  ;D

I think most people would agree, that brakes are important in a car!   LOL
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 05:47:32 PM
For Fritzie!

Here, have all three.


(https://www.marsfoodservices.com/images/default-source/Recipes/recipe_mnmminisundaes.tmb-large-500p.jpg?sfvrsn=0)
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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 05:51:37 PM
The visit with the surgeon is a follow up on the original abdominal surgery, not directly due to the most recent pain. In talking with the nurse-practitioner there, they're trying to manage the pain as well as possible, but there is just no progress with therapy, so it's looking more and more that there's no real benefit to his being there. Have to see what home hospice care options there are.

There have been a number of developments today, and it seems that the better option would be a medical cab. The first person that called didn't mention this, but the nurse-practitioner did.



This sounds like the better option, Fritz! It would be very hard for you to do this on your own, and your friends there around the house would not be able to help either I don't think.
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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 05:52:05 PM
The visit with the surgeon is a follow up on the original abdominal surgery, not directly due to the most recent pain. In talking with the nurse-practitioner there, they're trying to manage the pain as well as possible, but there is just no progress with therapy, so it's looking more and more that there's no real benefit to his being there. Have to see what home hospice care options there are.

There have been a number of developments today, and it seems that the better option would be a medical cab. The first person that called didn't mention this, but the nurse-practitioner did.



This sounds like the better option, Fritz! It would be very hard for you to do this on your own, and your friends there around the house would not be able to help either I don't think. I'm glad someone suggested it.
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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 05:54:29 PM
Have to ask the surgeon whether their office wants him to come in physically, or whether a virtual visit is possible, that's the suggestion of the N.P., the first person that called didn't say anything about that.



It doesn't sound like there is good communication between the departments or the people there.
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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 05:55:37 PM
The window visit is still on tomorrow.



Oh that's good, Fritz!!
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Post by: fritzkep on September 21, 2020, 05:57:53 PM
For Fritzie!

Here, have all three.


(https://www.marsfoodservices.com/images/default-source/Recipes/recipe_mnmminisundaes.tmb-large-500p.jpg?sfvrsn=0)

Yum! Thanks!

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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 06:01:52 PM
Fritz, I'm sorry you have to manage all this. From my experience, the medical cab is the way to go. Much easier to get him in and out, generally, and the ride should be safer. When I had to manage with my mother it was easy to get assistance at the facility, though you had to manage at the doctor's office. Transferring into and out of the wheelchair is not so simple for someone who isn't strong enough to swivel his hips enough to turn and sit down. And always, always check the brakes. the light wheelchairs are easier to lift, but sometimes the brakes don't set as tightly as you're expecting. I hope they can bring the medical cab back for him in a timely manner.

If they're talking home hospice, at least you'll have someone there to manage medication, etc. Unfortunately they're confirming your suspicions that Earl hasn't been improving much there. Being home will probably make him more comfortable, both mentally and physically, and relieve some of his stress. I am glad you have Louise and others to support you and him. I hope that we are and will be bringing comfort and support here as well. ((((Fritz and Earl))))

Hi Jenny. It's good to see you. I've been keeping up with you from your posts. I hope you and Mr. Jenny continue to do well. I'm hanging in here.
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Post by: killersmom on September 21, 2020, 06:06:05 PM
Bed is waiting.

Natti natti dear diners!

Hi and bye Sonja!! So good to see you! :-*
Kiss that precious little boy for me when you see him next!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Volume 44
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 21, 2020, 06:06:48 PM