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Title: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 03:36:53 PM
Welcome to the 50th edition of The Diner!


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

Just a brief refresher on the rules:

There is no set topic here, feel free to chat about anything you choose.

Pics are welcome, as long as they conform to the forum rules about size (dimension as well as KBs), limited to one pic per post, and are safe for work.

Respect your fellow posters.

Now......get to posting, and having fun!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 03:37:57 PM
puts out food


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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 03:38:22 PM

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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 03:38:45 PM

and, of course, we'll need coffee.


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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 03:39:13 PM

(https://www.pastriesbyrandolph.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/small-mini-french-pastry-platter.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 16, 2022, 03:39:51 PM

That's a wonderful title for the 50th Diner!

It feels good to be here.

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 03:40:54 PM
and, of course, a celebratory cake!


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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 03:42:02 PM
(copied from Diner 49 - before it was locked)

Oh no Jenny! You injured yourself giving someone the finger? Was it an overuse injury?

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 03:42:19 PM
Welcome Ingy!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 03:43:57 PM
(copied from Diner 49 - before it was locked)

We did an absolutely dreadful book by Laurent Binet entitled "HHhH" for my book group this time. It's postmodern, so the novelist inserts himself into the story, which would be fine...except for that the story is about Reinhard Heydrich, who was one of the most evil people in history (developer of the Final Solution, among other things). It's always a good idea not to get too cute when you're talking about one of the most horrid periods in human history. One of my book group members said she felt insulted by the book, and I agreed.

There was a huge polemic about that book when it was released in France at the time, I remember quite well.


I'm not familiar with this book.    Off to Google.....
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 16, 2022, 03:46:11 PM
Welcome Ingy!

Gracias, Señor Chuckster!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 16, 2022, 03:46:34 PM
I'm not familiar with this book.    Off to Google.....

You haven't missed much, really.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 03:47:47 PM
(copied from Diner 49 - before it was locked)

'Hello Ingelato. :) Sorry to hear you've still got the back pain. :( I assume the treatment remains the same. Could you possibly have been bitten by a tick? Your symptoms sound a bit like Lyme Disease, which needs treatment with antibiotics. Ticks are proliferating in Germany. So if your symptoms don't resolve, or you spike a fever, you might want to check with your doctor. Here's an article about ticks in Germany:   https://newsrnd.com/tech/2022-03-08-germany--ticks-spread-to-new-areas.ryQMKObHWq.html

Jennyleinchen! Thanks - but I've been vaccinated against ticks, regularly. This year already in April.

So I don't think it's about ticks.

Besides, I don't have fever. (I normally never get fever.)

Excellent news, Ingshot! :) I've never heard of a vaccination for tick-borne diseases. Glad you've had it.

Interesting.  I didn't know there was a vaccine for ticks.

We get them in Colorado, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, or maybe that wording is mangled, but it's from ticks.


add me to the list of people who didn't know there was a vaccine for this!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 16, 2022, 03:52:52 PM
Hey y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 16, 2022, 03:52:56 PM
You haven't missed much, really.

Agreed. The author seems overly impressed with himself (and, imho, needs a good slap).
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 16, 2022, 03:54:00 PM
(copied from Diner 49 - before it was locked)

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I worry about getting repetitive stress injuries from giving people the finger (hey, it could happen).
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 16, 2022, 03:58:56 PM
Looks like the nasty cell in the line will be passing to our south.

So far very little precip.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 16, 2022, 04:02:23 PM
Looks like the nasty cell in the line will be passing to our south.

So far very little precip.

Hope you don't develop any new cell lines Fritz.

https://www.science.org/content/article/art-culture-developing-cell-lines#:~:text=The%20simplest%20way%20to%20create,often%20come%20from%20such%20modifications.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 16, 2022, 04:04:03 PM
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Yummy!  Best of all.

Thanks, Chuck.

Fifty!!  :o  Wow!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 04:04:47 PM
Agreed. The author seems overly impressed with himself (and, imho, needs a good slap).

was there anyone in the group that liked it?  If so, what were their reasons?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 16, 2022, 04:06:59 PM
Looks like the nasty cell in the line will be passing to our south.

So far very little precip.

Good luck, Fritz!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 16, 2022, 04:11:13 PM

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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 16, 2022, 04:12:06 PM
add me to the list of people who didn't know there was a vaccine for this!

*adds Chuck obediently to that list*

 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 16, 2022, 04:12:57 PM
Agreed. The author seems overly impressed with himself (and, imho, needs a good slap).

Which could be misinterpreted as a reward - for certain men, that is.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 16, 2022, 04:16:37 PM

I'll make it an early night (for my standards).

Bonne nuit, new and old Diner friends!

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 16, 2022, 04:18:07 PM
Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Ingoraaregye!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 16, 2022, 04:18:45 PM

Du auch, Fritzechterfuffzigerleinchen!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 16, 2022, 04:23:30 PM
was there anyone in the group that liked it?  If so, what were their reasons?

One person liked it because of the history that was in it. He did do good research.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 16, 2022, 04:47:35 PM
Good night, Ingy.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 16, 2022, 05:04:21 PM
Heading out to practice, SYL!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 16, 2022, 06:54:01 PM
Back now, final practice with the current director, we went over the music for next week too as usual, then we take off during the month of July (music for those masses will be led by a cantor), then on the 26th we have our 75th anniversary of the parish, then in August we start up again, with a new director, I hope! They've been interviewing several so I hope the transition goes smoothly.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 07:03:57 PM
Is there going to be a celebration for the anniversary?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 16, 2022, 07:12:49 PM
I hope you all have good luck finding a new director, Fritz.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 16, 2022, 07:13:29 PM
We'll have a bilingual mass, then probably a picnic with lots of ethnic food afterwards. In July is the feast of the patron St Ann, then sometime in October will be the celebration of the actual anniversary of the parish, not quite sure what we'll do then. 25 years ago for the 50th there was a lot of music to practice, but it will all depend on the director we have then.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 16, 2022, 07:14:56 PM
Thanks, Debbie, hope so too!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 16, 2022, 09:05:07 PM
I was taking a brief rest in bed (no sleep), then went downstairs and worked on bills and banking, and am back for a while.  Not sleepy, so will play a game of Canasta, that's relaxing.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 09:10:00 PM
We'll have a bilingual mass, then probably a picnic with lots of ethnic food afterwards. In July is the feast of the patron St Ann, then sometime in October will be the celebration of the actual anniversary of the parish, not quite sure what we'll do then. 25 years ago for the 50th there was a lot of music to practice, but it will all depend on the director we have then.


that's a big thing for a new director.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 16, 2022, 09:22:24 PM
Yes, it definitely would be. 25 years ago I remember we did, among other pieces, How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place (in English) from Brahms' Deutsches Requiem, it was wonderful to sing, we had people from all of the different choirs in church. But I have no idea whether anybody would be so ambitious this coming October. I just hope the celebration won't be the weekend of 15 October, since I plan to be at Notre Dame that weekend for the Stanford game and getting together with our Innsbruck group.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf_LH6UFcsQ

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 16, 2022, 09:25:40 PM
Hello new Diner.

It was one of those days for me. Busy with everything and kids. It was hot hot hot today and the humidity is going up due to the thunderstorms around. Nothing here at all. Everything today was in the higher elevations of the mountain ranges.

The girls are finished with swim classes today. So that's one less thing. Lilia will continue her summer science and math school till 7-19.

They also each have dance classes. I'm still not sure when those are or how often.

I hope everyone is doing ok!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 16, 2022, 09:27:16 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 16, 2022, 09:30:35 PM
Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  Good luck on the new choir director.

Hiya Chuck. Towards the end of staycation for you. Sounds like you got a lot done this week.

Hi Debbie. I hope you are feeling ok.

Hi Jenny. I hope things are going well.

Hello Tony. It sounds like poor Phong has a lot to do before he starts his new job.

Hi Michael. It's good to see you. Sounds like that book was a real different one.

Ingy I'm so sorry the pain in your back is still bad. I hope you are able to find out what's causing it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 16, 2022, 09:47:30 PM
Hiya Auntie!

;D

Yes, I got a lot done around the apartment, and I'm happy about it!  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 16, 2022, 09:50:11 PM
Hi Debbie. I hope you are feeling ok.


Hi, Linda.  Those girls sure are keeping busy with all their classes!

I'm feeling okay, thanks.  Just napping when I need to, and having some of the usual headaches and then closing my eyes from them.  But when I'm up, doing well.  Having fun with my games, as usual.

I hope the heat isn't getting to you too badly.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 16, 2022, 10:01:42 PM
G'nite y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 16, 2022, 10:05:13 PM
Good night, Fritz and everyone else.

See you tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 16, 2022, 11:11:08 PM
Goodnight everyone!! I hope everyone sleeps well!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 16, 2022, 11:55:38 PM
Hi Michael. It's good to see you. Sounds like that book was a real different one.

And that's about the nicest thing you could say about it.

Sorry to hear about the dance classes Linda. When you pick them up I think you should wear a tutu.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 02:28:54 AM

Bonjour!

Boiling hot once again.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 02:29:39 AM

We slept well, temperaturwise, since we chose the bed in the basement.

I still suffer from excruciating back and muscle pain, though.

All doctors' practices are closed, however, due to the "Brückentag". *

( ::)* =    in German-speaking countries: day between a weekend and a statutory holiday which many employees like to take off to make their 'weekend' last four instead of two days)


Seems I will be forced to wait until Monday.

 >:(
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 02:30:27 AM
Good night, Ingy.

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 02:31:12 AM
Ingy I'm so sorry the pain in your back is still bad. I hope you are able to find out what's causing it.

 :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 02:31:58 AM

What a busy busy busy day you've had, Lindalita!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 02:32:43 AM
When you pick them up I think you should wear a tutu.

Abso-linda-lutely!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 08:01:54 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 08:02:20 AM
Sorry to hear about the dance classes Linda. When you pick them up I think you should wear a tutu.


I can see that!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 08:02:54 AM
Darn about the lack of access to medical care. Not severe enough for an emergency room visit, I presume.

Moin moin Ingleinchen! Fröhlichen ehemaligen Tag der deutschen Einheit!

Hey y'all, back to sunny hazy hot and humid here, though there should be some relief tomorrow.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 08:03:03 AM
We slept well, temperaturwise, since we chose the bed in the basement.

I still suffer from excruciating back and muscle pain, though.

All doctors' practices are closed, however, due to the "Brückentag". *

( ::)* =    in German-speaking countries: day between a weekend and a statutory holiday which many employees like to take off to make their 'weekend' last four instead of two days)


Seems I will be forced to wait until Monday.

 >:(


Have any of the doctors suggested a chiropractor?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 08:37:12 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D

Good morning, Chuck!

I had a really strange early morning.  Was awake off and on during the night, so got up around 5AM and started doing some things.  Took a last bag of trash out to the curb before 7AM, and even Washed My Hair!   :o  Fritz will be so pleased.   ;D 

Hadn't had a chance to wash my hair for a few days before that because I'd been on the phone, or waiting for phone calls, almost constantly.

But then finally, with clean hair, went back to bed and slept for over two more hours.  Now it's time for breakfast, at last.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 08:38:57 AM
Hey y'all, back to sunny hazy hot and humid here, though there should be some relief tomorrow.

Hey Debbie!


Good morning, Fritz.  I just already posted what you need to know.   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 08:40:21 AM
Hello Debs!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 08:46:50 AM
Nice to see you, Chuck.  I hope you enjoy your last actual day of staycation, before the long weekend.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 08:50:32 AM
Yes, I'll enjoy it.  :)   I need to pick up my groceries today, I reserved a pick-up time for early afternoon, since I don't need to wait until after work.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 09:02:03 AM
Do you have your July 4th decorations all set out so that you can put them up after Pride, Chuck?

Ingy, I had problems with sciatica about 12-13 years ago. That was what motivated me to start working out with a trainer, and the exercising helped with my back (the sciatica went away). So you might want to consider exercise for your back (light to start, of course).

Debbie I changed my hair washing routine a few years ago. My hairdresser suggested I go down to twice a week at most and most of the time to use just water - no shampoo - because it was making my hair too dry.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 09:13:56 AM
Yay!

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

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 09:14:34 AM
Hey Michael!

Don't know if sciatica is the same as a pinched nerve in the back, but I've also been doing daily exercises that my doctor recommended to relieve that for several years now, and so far it's been of great help.

Occasionally I'll feel a twinge, but nothing like it used to be.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 09:26:04 AM
Do you have your July 4th decorations all set out so that you can put them up after Pride, Chuck?

Strangely enough, I never got any red, white and blue stuff for the 4th.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 09:30:43 AM
Ingy, I had problems with sciatica about 12-13 years ago. That was what motivated me to start working out with a trainer, and the exercising helped with my back (the sciatica went away). So you might want to consider exercise for your back (light to start, of course).

Debbie I changed my hair washing routine a few years ago. My hairdresser suggested I go down to twice a week at most and most of the time to use just water - no shampoo - because it was making my hair too dry.

That's an interesting thought, Michael.  I don't wash mine all that often -- never every day -- but if it gets to where it won't stay in place and look decent, I know it needs to be washed, and with shampoo.

Glad your sciatica went away.  I know my brother is having awful problems with what we tend to call his back, but actually it's pain radiating down from the hip, all down his leg.  I'm not sure whether he calls it sciatica; I can ask.  He gets spinal injections for it, which help, but they start to wear off before the next shot is due.  He does do exercises, too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 09:31:30 AM
Yay!

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

Thanks, Fritz.   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 11:28:32 AM
Hey Michael!

Don't know if sciatica is the same as a pinched nerve in the back, but I've also been doing daily exercises that my doctor recommended to relieve that for several years now, and so far it's been of great help.

Occasionally I'll feel a twinge, but nothing like it used to be.

Yes! They're similar! Although sciatica is a very specific pinched nerve - it's in your hip and runs down your leg. The channel for the nerve is very small and it's common.

Weirdly enough the exercise "prescription" for sciatica (aside from stretching the joint) is to strengthen your abdominal muscles, so that your back is stronger.

Linda was living here while I went through all that and within a few months of working out with a trainer it was pretty much gone.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 11:28:56 AM
Strangely enough, I never got any red, white and blue stuff for the 4th.

Boo!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 11:30:20 AM
That's an interesting thought, Michael.  I don't wash mine all that often -- never every day -- but if it gets to where it won't stay in place and look decent, I know it needs to be washed, and with shampoo.

Glad your sciatica went away.  I know my brother is having awful problems with what we tend to call his back, but actually it's pain radiating down from the hip, all down his leg.  I'm not sure whether he calls it sciatica; I can ask.  He gets spinal injections for it, which help, but they start to wear off before the next shot is due.  He does do exercises, too.

Yeah, I was surprised that he suggested going without shampoo. I sneak some in every other (or third) washing. What he doesn't know....

I was really luck with the sciatica. It responded to exercise.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 11:51:00 AM
Here's a webpage on Plautdietsch that you might be interested in Fritz:

https://thelanguagecloset.com/2022/03/19/plautdietsch-1/

I got to it from another page on Nynorn. I'm interested in the revival project (from afar - not enough to try and learn it):

https://thelanguagecloset.com/2021/07/24/reviving-a-lost-viking-language-the-nynorn-project/
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 12:08:58 PM
Yes! They're similar! Although sciatica is a very specific pinched nerve - it's in your hip and runs down your leg. The channel for the nerve is very small and it's common.

Weirdly enough the exercise "prescription" for sciatica (aside from stretching the joint) is to strengthen your abdominal muscles, so that your back is stronger.

Linda was living here while I went through all that and within a few months of working out with a trainer it was pretty much gone.

Yes, Earl had gotten me to do ab crunches in addition to the weights even before I started with the knee, back and hip exercises.

Just finished doing the weights, I do the crunches when I get up in the morning a couple of times a week, before doing the daily back stuff.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 12:13:58 PM

I was really luck with the sciatica. It responded to exercise.

That, great, Michael.

I just got a reply from my brother, and what he has is not sciatica.  He calls it stenosis, scoliosis, arthritis, and degenerative discs in the L3-S1 region, and says his last epidural injection was at L5/S1.

He does do 20 minutes of exercise each day, though, as recommended by a PT.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 12:22:52 PM
Here's a webpage on Plautdietsch that you might be interested in Fritz:

https://thelanguagecloset.com/2022/03/19/plautdietsch-1/

I got to it from another page on Nynorn. I'm interested in the revival project (from afar - not enough to try and learn it):

https://thelanguagecloset.com/2021/07/24/reviving-a-lost-viking-language-the-nynorn-project/

Fascinating, thanks, Michael! There are actually a number of varieties of German that came via the Russian Empire. Though Catholic rather than Mennonite, they are found in several places in western Kansas, where they introduced a hardy species of wheat (turkey red hard winter wheat) that thrived on the High Plains.

https://www.volgagermans.org/who-are-volga-germans/history/immigration/united-states/kansas/victoria

Back in 1985 I was walking along a street near the church in a small village in Kansas called Schoenchen (the little beautiful place) and heard two women conversing in a German dialect, so I started speaking with them, they were surprised! Especially when they found out that I wasn't even from Germany! That was fascinating. It helped that I was able to answer her question "bisch du gadohlisch?" (are you Catholic) in the affirmative.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoenchen,_Kansas

Kansas has its share of Mennonite settlements too, though not all via Russian lands.

https://swissmennonite.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/german-heritage.pdf

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 12:28:33 PM
Boo!

I know!  Soooo unpatriotic!

:laugh:
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 12:32:26 PM
Your bunting will be stripped.

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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 12:36:33 PM
Fascinating, thanks, Michael! There are actually a number of varieties of German that came via the Russian Empire. Though Catholic rather than Mennonite, they are found in several places in western Kansas, where they introduced a hardy species of wheat (turkey red hard winter wheat) that thrived on the High Plains.

https://www.volgagermans.org/who-are-volga-germans/history/immigration/united-states/kansas/victoria

Back in 1985 I was walking along a street near the church in a small village in Kansas called Schoenchen (the little beautiful place) and heard two women conversing in a German dialect, so I started speaking with them, they were surprised! Especially when they found out that I wasn't even from Germany! That was fascinating. It helped that I was able to answer her question "bisch du gadohlisch?" (are you Catholic) in the affirmative.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoenchen,_Kansas

Kansas has its share of Mennonite settlements too, though not all via Russian lands.

https://swissmennonite.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/german-heritage.pdf

That's really interesting Fritz! It looks like the Volga Germans settled in North Dakota too:

https://www.dw.com/en/bismarck-nd-germans-from-russia-in-north-dakota/a-299219-0

Apparently some of Russian Germans were Baptists too:

https://www.proclaimanddefend.org/2014/03/06/the-first-russian-baptists/
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 12:39:49 PM
We're everywhere!!

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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 12:42:41 PM
Especially interesting reading about Russian Baptists. I know that the Finns had to go through all kinds of hoops to be able to worship as Lutherans within the Empire.

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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 12:45:28 PM
I know!  Soooo unpatriotic!

:laugh:

Here - his first costume will put you in the mood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk9vsu8KUcY
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 12:53:02 PM
We're everywhere!!

My ancestors on my mother's father's side are from Bavaria and on my mother's mother's side are from Mecklenburg (Güstrow) and Hesse.

My father always said he was part "Pennsylvania Dutch" - that pretty much always means German, and the Germans in his family moved from upstate New York to Canada in the late 18th century...after a certain war. I always though it hilarious that my Irish nationalist father had ancestors who left the U.S. after the revolution. They're originally from Baden-Wuerttemberg - and one of the was kidnapped by the Iroquois before the revolutionary war (they must have treated him well, he apparently went back to visit them afterward). 
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 01:02:58 PM
On my mother's side we're Hessian, and on my father's Swabian (south of Stuttgart, also in Baden-Württemberg).

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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 01:06:09 PM
97 outside now and muggy, glad to be able to stay inside.

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Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 01:06:19 PM
And that's about the nicest thing you could say about it.

Sorry to hear about the dance classes Linda. When you pick them up I think you should wear a tutu.

No, my tutu days are long over!!.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 01:07:33 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

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Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 01:07:43 PM
What a busy busy busy day you've had, Lindalita!

Yes they are. Lots of tooing and froing!!
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 01:09:06 PM
Yes they are. Lots of tooing and froing!!

But no tutuing.... :(
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 01:11:05 PM
Your bunting will be stripped.

 :laugh:


Just got the rest of the groceries from the car.  I took the perishables in earlier, but I didn't want to leave the rest of the stuff in the hot car, so I got them before they were in there too long.

How do I know summer is almost here?   I just got my first PSE&G bill since I started using the A/C because of the heat......it basically tripled in amount.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 01:12:40 PM
How do I know summer is almost here?   I just got my first PSE&G bill since I started using the A/C because of the heat......it basically tripled in amount.

So it's both cool and not cool at the same time.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 01:12:56 PM
Here - his first costume will put you in the mood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk9vsu8KUcY

Very festive!

However, I'll most likely never decorate for the 4th of July.   Seems silly to take the pride stuff down on July 1st, to put up other lights that I'll just take down a week later.   Once July passes, no decorations until October.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 01:13:30 PM
But no tutuing.... :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncQsRK9Apa8

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 01:17:47 PM
Very festive!

However, I'll most likely never decorate for the 4th of July.   Seems silly to take the pride stuff down on July 1st, to put up other lights that I'll just take down a week later.   Once July passes, no decorations until October.

Yeah, there aren't really any major holidays of note in late summer - and it's had to come up with Labor day decorations.
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 01:18:12 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncQsRK9Apa8

I always liked Gene Kelly!
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Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 01:29:16 PM
97 outside now and muggy, glad to be able to stay inside.

Wow!  It says 91 here now, Fritz.

I thought it was horrible when I had to drive up to the Pack 'n Mail a couple of hours ago, to mail something to my sister.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 01:30:46 PM
Yeah, there aren't really any major holidays of note in late summer - and it's had to come up with Labor day decorations.

Maybe sun umbrellas.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 01:37:37 PM
I just had to explain to someone that though we have copies of the San Francisco Chronicle to look at, we don't have them for sale. This is someone unclear on the library concept, obviously.  :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 01:51:20 PM
Is there a newspaper vending machine near the library?

Also, does the library make their own archive of earlier issues, or do they get them from another source?

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 02:03:23 PM
I just had to explain to someone that though we have copies of the San Francisco Chronicle to look at, we don't have them for sale. This is someone unclear on the library concept, obviously.  :o

Well, that's a first for me!   I can't imagine asking if the library had papers for sale.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 02:34:28 PM
Up to 98, a record high here for the day, beat 2014.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 02:51:24 PM
Not quite that hot here, but getting there.  We're at 90 now.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 03:36:31 PM
Good morning Diners!

Hey Chuckster!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 03:37:03 PM
Moin moin Ingleinchen! Fröhlichen ehemaligen Tag der deutschen Einheit!

Danke! Ja, ganz genau.

Bonsoir mon ami!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 03:37:23 PM
Have any of the doctors suggested a chiropractor?

Yes. That's the one I wish to consult.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 03:37:30 PM
I just had to explain to someone that though we have copies of the San Francisco Chronicle to look at, we don't have them for sale. This is someone unclear on the library concept, obviously.  :o

 :laugh:

Obviously very unclear, Michael.

 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 03:38:16 PM
Ingy, I had problems with sciatica about 12-13 years ago. That was what motivated me to start working out with a trainer, and the exercising helped with my back (the sciatica went away). So you might want to consider exercise for your back (light to start, of course).

Probably a really good idea, Michael. Let me think about it.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 03:39:10 PM
No, my tutu days are long over!!.

2021, I know.


 ;D
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 03:39:25 PM
Yes they are. Lots of tooing and froing!!

*sighs with you*
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 03:40:06 PM

*waves to all Diner patrons*
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 03:41:43 PM

I had a pretty nice day. Saw several friends, one of them gave me a "horse ointment" on my back which felt wonderfully good and relaxing. I bought a bottle before I got home.

Also, I was practicing flute-and-piano today. Wonderful.

Amazingly, riding the bike went very well and was almost painless. As was piano playing. It's sitting "comfortably" which drives me nuts. Sitting and sleeping is the worst.

During the day, the pain was a bit in the background.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 03:42:15 PM

It's still extremely hot here.

Tomorrow and Sunday all heat records will be broken, it seems.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 03:46:30 PM
Yes. That's the one I wish to consult.

I hope he can see you as soon as possible on Monday!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 03:47:24 PM
I had a pretty nice day. Saw several friends, one of them gave me a "horse ointment" on my back which felt wonderfully good and relaxing. I bought a bottle before I got home.

Also, I was practicing flute-and-piano today. Wonderful.

Amazingly, riding the bike went very well and was almost painless. As was piano playing. It's sitting "comfortably" which drives me nuts. Sitting and sleeping is the worst.

During the day, the pain was a bit in the background.


Is it the type of ointment that heats up, and relaxes muscles?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 03:53:22 PM
I hope he can see you as soon as possible on Monday!

Merci. And even that means still more than 2 days to go...
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 03:54:11 PM
Merci. And even that means still more than 2 days to go...


Do you have urgent care facilities like we do here?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 03:54:14 PM
Is it the type of ointment that heats up, and relaxes muscles?

Yes. It's called "horse ointment", and it feels (and smells) great. Afterwards you feel like an oven. Almost exploding with body heat.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 03:55:16 PM
Do you have urgent care facilities like we do here?

Yes, but in this case there is no point going. They won't do the necessary stuff. This is really only suitable for emergency situations, like accidents or bleeding wounds.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 04:00:19 PM
Yes. It's called "horse ointment", and it feels (and smells) great. Afterwards you feel like an oven. Almost exploding with body heat.

Good, that may be just what you need to help you relax, until you can see the doc.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 04:00:50 PM
Yes, but in this case there is no point going. They won't do the necessary stuff. This is really only suitable for emergency situations, like accidents or bleeding wounds.

Ah, ok then.  You're right, they won't be helpful.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 04:01:38 PM
Good, that may be just what you need to help you relax, until you can see the doc.

That's my hope, exactly.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 04:02:00 PM
Ah, ok then.  You're right, they won't be helpful.

*nods*
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 04:10:45 PM
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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 17, 2022, 04:21:06 PM

Bedtime for me now. Good night, Diner friends.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 04:24:13 PM
good night, Ingster!  sleep well!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 04:32:00 PM
Had to go with CBS again, still golf on NBC.

Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Inglilalekuhle!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 04:56:01 PM
it's all about golf.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 05:02:09 PM
The high at National Airport today was 99. Yuk. Glad it will cool down tomorrow.

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Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 05:05:34 PM

Amazingly, riding the bike went very well and was almost painless. As was piano playing. It's sitting "comfortably" which drives me nuts. Sitting and sleeping is the worst.

During the day, the pain was a bit in the background.

Good to know you were still able to do some enjoyable things without so much pain, Ingy.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 05:08:50 PM
The high at National Airport today was 99. Yuk. Glad it will cool down tomorrow.

Yuk and double yuk, is right.

Hi, Fritz and Chuck.  I've been waiting for phone calls again (it just came in) and now am free from that kind of stuff until Monday.
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Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 05:16:25 PM
Abso-linda-lutely!

Nope, nope, no tutus!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 05:22:04 PM
Is there a newspaper vending machine near the library?

Also, does the library make their own archive of earlier issues, or do they get them from another source?

Newspaper vending machines are rather a thing of the past. We get microfilm (remember that?) of the newspaper and have a reader-printer. I suggested that he either scan or copy the article he wanted or go to a bookstore.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 05:24:15 PM
Good morning Diners!

;D

Good Friday to you Chuck. Busy day. Got donuts and drinks for the girls for breakfast and took them to the park to play on the structures, play in the sand and chase bubbles. Then came home and went out to eat lunch with the girls and mom and dad with some friends.

Came home and guess what !?!? We got half an inch of RAIN!!! I got a notification on my phone that there was activity at the front gate. I turned on the camera and it was POURING rain. YAY YAY YAY!  The temp dropped from 88° to 66°. More rain in the forecast for today and the rest of the week coming up! It came down so quickly that the arroyo by our house filled up!

I am soooooo happy!
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Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 05:25:04 PM

I can see that!

NOPE!!
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 05:25:16 PM
That, great, Michael.

I just got a reply from my brother, and what he has is not sciatica.  He calls it stenosis, scoliosis, arthritis, and degenerative discs in the L3-S1 region, and says his last epidural injection was at L5/S1.

He does do 20 minutes of exercise each day, though, as recommended by a PT.

It’s a shame it isn’t, it’s much more easily treated. It sounds like he is dealing with it well though.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 05:26:11 PM
Newspaper vending machines are rather a thing of the past. We get microfilm (remember that?) of the newspaper and have a reader-printer. I suggested that he either scan or copy the article he wanted or go to a bookstore.

Ah. They still have some at our local Metro station.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 05:26:34 PM
Probably a really good idea, Michael. Let me think about it.

Okay sure! Meanwhile I hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 05:26:54 PM
Good Friday to you Chuck. Busy day. Got donuts and drinks for the girls for breakfast and took them to the park to play on the structures, play in the sand and chase bubbles. Then came home and went out to eat lunch with the girls and mom and dad with some friends.

Came home and guess what !?!? We got half an inch of RAIN!!! I got a notification on my phone that there was activity at the front gate. I turned on the camera and it was POURING rain. YAY YAY YAY!  The temp dropped from 88° to 66°. More rain in the forecast for today and the rest of the week coming up! It came down so quickly that the arroyo by our house filled up!

I am soooooo happy!

Wow!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 05:28:59 PM

Is it the type of ointment that heats up, and relaxes muscles?

Depends on the muscle, I would imagine.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 05:29:05 PM
They are having NBC News after all, after golf.

Hard to believe that the Watergate break-in was 50 years ago.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 05:33:31 PM
Fascinating, thanks, Michael! There are actually a number of varieties of German that came via the Russian Empire. Though Catholic rather than Mennonite, they are found in several places in western Kansas, where they introduced a hardy species of wheat (turkey red hard winter wheat) that thrived on the High Plains.

https://www.volgagermans.org/who-are-volga-germans/history/immigration/united-states/kansas/victoria

Back in 1985 I was walking along a street near the church in a small village in Kansas called Schoenchen (the little beautiful place) and heard two women conversing in a German dialect, so I started speaking with them, they were surprised! Especially when they found out that I wasn't even from Germany! That was fascinating. It helped that I was able to answer her question "bisch du gadohlisch?" (are you Catholic) in the affirmative.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoenchen,_Kansas

Kansas has its share of Mennonite settlements too, though not all via Russian lands.

https://swissmennonite.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/german-heritage.pdf



Hey Fritz! :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

This is a great story!!! It is wonderful with all your travels around everywhere that you are able to have little situations like this. I find it really interesting!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 05:36:17 PM
Ah. They still have some at our local Metro station.

We could certainly use some, but it’s not the Peninsula way.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 05:36:31 PM
Came home and guess what !?!? We got half an inch of RAIN!!! I got a notification on my phone that there was activity at the front gate. I turned on the camera and it was POURING rain. YAY YAY YAY!  The temp dropped from 88° to 66°. More rain in the forecast for today and the rest of the week coming up! It came down so quickly that the arroyo by our house filled up!

I am soooooo happy!

Hi, Linda.  That's a wonderful surprise!  Yaaay for your rain!

Sounds like the girls had a fun day, too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 05:38:19 PM
They are having NBC News after all, after golf.

Hard to believe that the Watergate break-in was 50 years ago.

Hard to believe that lots of things were 50 years ago, Fritz!   :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 05:39:48 PM
Good news on the rain Linda!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 05:53:56 PM
Good Friday to you Chuck. Busy day. Got donuts and drinks for the girls for breakfast and took them to the park to play on the structures, play in the sand and chase bubbles. Then came home and went out to eat lunch with the girls and mom and dad with some friends.

Came home and guess what !?!? We got half an inch of RAIN!!! I got a notification on my phone that there was activity at the front gate. I turned on the camera and it was POURING rain. YAY YAY YAY!  The temp dropped from 88° to 66°. More rain in the forecast for today and the rest of the week coming up! It came down so quickly that the arroyo by our house filled up!

I am soooooo happy!


Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!   put on your tutu and go dance in it!  ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 06:04:51 PM

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!   put on your tutu and go dance in it!  ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q41U5z9iSSU

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 17, 2022, 06:29:31 PM
My ancestors on my mother's father's side are from Bavaria and on my mother's mother's side are from Mecklenburg (Güstrow) and Hesse.

My father always said he was part "Pennsylvania Dutch" - that pretty much always means German, and the Germans in his family moved from upstate New York to Canada in the late 18th century...after a certain war. I always though it hilarious that my Irish nationalist father had ancestors who left the U.S. after the revolution. They're originally from Baden-Wuerttemberg - and one of the was kidnapped by the Iroquois before the revolutionary war (they must have treated him well, he apparently went back to visit them afterward).

How interesting, Michael!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 06:33:09 PM
Hey Tony!

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Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 06:37:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q41U5z9iSSU

 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 17, 2022, 06:48:39 PM
Good Friday to you Chuck. Busy day. Got donuts and drinks for the girls for breakfast and took them to the park to play on the structures, play in the sand and chase bubbles. Then came home and went out to eat lunch with the girls and mom and dad with some friends.

Came home and guess what !?!? We got half an inch of RAIN!!! I got a notification on my phone that there was activity at the front gate. I turned on the camera and it was POURING rain. YAY YAY YAY!  The temp dropped from 88° to 66°. More rain in the forecast for today and the rest of the week coming up! It came down so quickly that the arroyo by our house filled up!

I am soooooo happy!

Hooray, Linda!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 06:52:53 PM
Hi, Tony.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 06:54:13 PM
Here - his first costume will put you in the mood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk9vsu8KUcY

HAHAHAHAHAHA! :laugh:

No THIS is what I want to see Chuck wearing!! :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 06:55:50 PM
But no tutuing.... :(

NOPE..... Tutuless!! ;D
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 06:55:55 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA! :laugh:

No THIS is what I want to see Chuck wearing!! :laugh:

I think it would be nice for him to do this since he's not decorating for Independence Day! I think he'd look great in sequins and fringe!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 06:56:14 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA! :laugh:

No THIS is what I want to see Chuck wearing!! :laugh:


I don't have the legs for it!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 06:58:29 PM

I don't have the legs for it!  :laugh:

But you would make up for it in energy and attitude!!!
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 17, 2022, 07:00:07 PM
How interesting, Michael!

Thanks Tony! Yes, it was one of those things I was surprised to find while doing my ancestry search.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 07:01:08 PM
But you would make up for it in energy and attitude!!!

There's not enough attitude in the world.  :laugh:
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Post by: tfferg on June 17, 2022, 07:09:38 PM
Hello Fritz

Hello Debbie

Hello Chuck
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Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 07:16:08 PM
Bedtime for me now. Good night, Diner friends.

Goodnight, Ingsweets ❤️❤️❤️
I hope you are able to sleep comfortably.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 07:24:46 PM
Hello Tony!  How are you today?
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Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 07:24:53 PM
Hi, Linda.  That's a wonderful surprise!  Yaaay for your rain!

Sounds like the girls had a fun day, too.

Yes it was very nice. We got some more rain this late afternoon. The one this morning was high winds and heavy rain. The one this evening is slow and steady, although we did have lightning.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 07:26:39 PM
Slow and steady is what you need most.

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Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 07:27:37 PM
Good news on the rain Linda!

Thanks Michael!  This rain ended 80 days of no precipitation here!  They are calling for some rain the rest of the week!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 07:35:11 PM
Hooray, Linda!

Thanks Tony!! It has been so nice to have the cooling rain and to wash all the dust and smoke out of the air!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 07:35:49 PM
I think it would be nice for him to do this since he's not decorating for Independence Day! I think he'd look great in sequins and fringe!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I TOTALLY agree!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 07:36:19 PM

I don't have the legs for it!  :laugh:

Excuses excuses!!
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Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 07:38:01 PM
Slow and steady is what you need most.



Exactly! The hard rain earlier washed a lot of dirt and sand away!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 08:17:02 PM
Are you watching the ND-Texas game live, Linda, or recorded?

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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 08:27:06 PM
If recorded, disregard the next character.








 ;D

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Post by: tfferg on June 17, 2022, 08:33:47 PM
Hello Tony!  How are you today?

I'm OK, thanks. We went to our local fresh market this morning for food for the next few days. I picked up some empty cartons to put stuff from the living room in ahead of the installation of the new aircon. I have to clear the shelves where it will go. The gas heater will be decommissioned. I think we might have it removed. I culled a pile of magazines last night.

Phong left about an hour ago taking something to eat for lunch when he gets to the hotel before the afternoon shift. I've just had a spanakopita for my lunch.

The sun is out, so I've just put a load of laundry in the washing machine.
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Post by: tfferg on June 17, 2022, 08:36:22 PM
I had a pretty nice day. Saw several friends, one of them gave me a "horse ointment" on my back which felt wonderfully good and relaxing. I bought a bottle before I got home.

Also, I was practicing flute-and-piano today. Wonderful.

Amazingly, riding the bike went very well and was almost painless. As was piano playing. It's sitting "comfortably" which drives me nuts. Sitting and sleeping is the worst.

During the day, the pain was a bit in the background.

Glad that you can keep active, Ingy
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Post by: dejavu on June 17, 2022, 08:37:18 PM
Good night, everyone.  See you tomorrow.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 08:38:26 PM
G'nite Debbie, nothing on the agenda here tomorrow.

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Post by: tfferg on June 17, 2022, 08:38:49 PM
Fascinating, thanks, Michael! There are actually a number of varieties of German that came via the Russian Empire. Though Catholic rather than Mennonite, they are found in several places in western Kansas, where they introduced a hardy species of wheat (turkey red hard winter wheat) that thrived on the High Plains.

https://www.volgagermans.org/who-are-volga-germans/history/immigration/united-states/kansas/victoria

Back in 1985 I was walking along a street near the church in a small village in Kansas called Schoenchen (the little beautiful place) and heard two women conversing in a German dialect, so I started speaking with them, they were surprised! Especially when they found out that I wasn't even from Germany! That was fascinating. It helped that I was able to answer her question "bisch du gadohlisch?" (are you Catholic) in the affirmative.


What a nice experience, Fritz!
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Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 08:46:52 PM
If recorded, disregard the next character.








 ;D

No I watched it live. I agree with your smiley face.

The earlier game, TX A&M got their a**es handed to them by Oklahoma.

I appreciate it though! Thanks!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 08:49:58 PM
Good night, everyone.  See you tomorrow.

Goodnight. Debbie. Tomorrow is a do nothing for me as well.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 08:53:24 PM
I'm OK, thanks. We went to our local fresh market this morning for food for the next few days. I picked up some empty cartons to put stuff from the living room in ahead of the installation of the new aircon. I have to clear the shelves where it will go. The gas heater will be decommissioned. I think we might have it removed. I culled a pile of magazines last night.

Phong left about an hour ago taking something to eat for lunch when he gets to the hotel before the afternoon shift. I've just had a spanakopita for my lunch.

The sun is out, so I've just put a load of laundry in the washing machine.


Sounds like you're having a busy day!
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Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 08:59:53 PM
Oh Chuck. I forgot to let you know that Hallmark is going to only have one week of Christmas movies this year, and not even in July, but the last week of June.  They're calling it Merry Movie Week. From the ad it looks like I have seen them all.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 09:06:18 PM
It's still raining!!!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 09:10:00 PM
Yay!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2022, 09:18:47 PM
It's still raining!!!

and I know you're so happy!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2022, 10:01:12 PM
Just looking through the kitchen window, can see fireflies flickering in the trees in the backyard. Nice!

G'nite y'all!

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Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2022, 10:58:07 PM
Thanks Fritz and Chuck!!  It's still coming down, but the rain is not hard. Goodnight. :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:44:37 AM

Bonjour! The heat is almost unbearable. Already in the very early morning hours - crazy.
But the sky is still blue, no clouds, no threats.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:46:00 AM
good night, Ingster!  sleep well!

ju tu, my friend
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:46:46 AM
Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Inglilalekuhle!

Du auch, Fritzholterdipolterleinchen!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:47:04 AM
Good to know you were still able to do some enjoyable things without so much pain, Ingy.

 ;)
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:47:18 AM
Nope, nope, no tutus!!

 ;D
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:48:11 AM
NOPE..... Tutuless!! ;D

Desmond Tutu would be pretty disappointed.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:48:32 AM
I don't have the legs for it!  :laugh:

But the feet!  ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:48:46 AM
But you would make up for it in energy and attitude!!!

See?   :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:48:59 AM
There's not enough attitude in the world.  :laugh:

LOL
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:49:27 AM
Goodnight, Ingsweets ❤️❤️❤️
I hope you are able to sleep comfortably.

Alas, it was a hell of a night again.

But now, during the morning hours, it's ok.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:49:42 AM
Slow and steady is what you need most.

Riiiiiiiiiiight.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:49:59 AM
Excuses excuses!!

*grins*
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 02:50:22 AM
Glad that you can keep active, Ingy

 :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 07:49:05 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D

Hope you're all well!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 08:23:40 AM
Hey y'all, sunny clear and really pleasant here. Temp in the low 70's and very dry, got the door open now and have had the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom windows upstairs open all night, so it feels great in the house too. Wish we could have weather like this all summer. Doug the weatherman said yesterday that this air came to us straight from Canada. And the transition was without any storminess at all, just a cloudy spell.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 08:33:45 AM
Hello Fritzie!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 08:55:21 AM
Michael, you might be interested in listening to this podcast as a complement to the PBS documentary about the plague in SF early last century. The story of Wong Kim Ark, born in SF but who had to take his case to the Supreme Court to prove that he was a citizen from birth. (The 9 June podcast)

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510333/throughline

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Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 09:04:13 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D

Hope you're all well!

Good morning, Chuck.

Good morning, Fritz.  It must be pleasant out, it says only 69 degrees outside. 

I was actually very cold during the night, and couldn't sleep until I made the house warmer, and also got some very early breakfast toast, because I was hungry, too.  Then slept for a couple more hours.  Haven't had anything else to eat yet, but I think a second breakfast would be tempting.
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Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 09:07:06 AM
And I just placed a supermarket order for a few items, Cokes but no other food.  It was mostly to get more of two OTC pharmacy meds, but then I saw a big ad for Charmin Super-Mega Rolls at about 75% off, so I ordered some.  If they're in stock, that would be a great deal, but they may well be sold out by now, at that price.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 09:11:35 AM
I have syrup now, so I can have some waffles in a little bit.

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Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 09:11:37 AM
Played a game of Gin already this morning, too.  I'm working on one of the Birds of Paradise badges, which requires earning 600 Gin points.  Naturally, since a game ends when one of the players reaches 100 points, it will take a few games, win or lose, to get up 600 points.  Nice thing is, even if you lose, you still get however many points you did score, counted toward that overall goal of 600.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 09:12:07 AM
I have syrup now, so I can have some waffles in a little bit.

Yaaaay, for Saturday waffles for Fritz!   ;D
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Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 09:12:51 AM
This morning I had to put a light blanket over me, but I don't mind that at all!

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Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 09:20:47 AM
This morning I had to put a light blanket over me, but I don't mind that at all!

I had blankets, and still have the heavy winter spread on the bed, which I can pull up if it's cold, but I was still chilled.  Actually turned the setting from A/C to Heat, and let it warm up to 70 in the house downstairs. 

It's probably going to be too warm upstairs later, and I'll put the A/C back on, but not at a temp where it would run much.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 09:29:50 AM
For some reason, with the windows closed, it takes a while for the house here to warm up or cool down.

It's a bit slow even with the windows open, unless there's a pretty good breeze from the right direction.

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Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 09:30:06 AM
Congrats on 130K, Debbie!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 09:39:55 AM
Hello Debs!   Hope you're well today!

I'm meeting friends for lunch today, I'll be leaving in about an hour.
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Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 09:40:03 AM
Congrats on 130K, Debbie!

Wow, thanks, Fritz!  I wasn't paying attention at all -- I never do.

But I just looked, and see that it stopped right at 130000.   ;D

Which will change as soon as I make this post.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 09:41:39 AM
Hello Debs!   Hope you're well today!

I'm meeting friends for lunch today, I'll be leaving in about an hour.

Hi, Chuck.  I'm doing well now, thanks.

Just made a Jimmy Dean breakfast bowl for my second breakfast....steak and eggs, with potatoes.  They're sort of special, just like Fritz and his Saturday waffles.

Have a good lunch!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 09:59:11 AM
They sound delish!

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Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 10:05:20 AM
They sound delish!

They are, and they're only small pieces of diced steak, so everything can be picked up with a fork in one hand, no need for a knife.

I just put some ketchup on top, which would be optional.  And sprinkle on some black pepper spice.  No salt.
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Post by: Jenny on June 18, 2022, 10:38:41 AM
It's a gorgeous day here: 68/20, only 48% humidity, breezy, and so far, it's mostly sunny. :) Have been out gardening and have to do yet more laundry and make an attempt to clean the refrigerator. I hope to get out and take a walk a bit later. :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 10:47:50 AM
It's a gorgeous day here: 68/20, only 48% humidity, breezy, and so far, it's mostly sunny. :) Have been out gardening and have to do yet more laundry and make an attempt to clean the refrigerator. I hope to get out and take a walk a bit later. :)

Hi, Jenny.  I hope you get that walk! 

This would be a wonderful day for it, and it would be MUCH more fun than cleaning the refrigerator.   :laugh:
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Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 11:30:09 AM
Hey Jenny!

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Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 12:12:51 PM
Just walked up to Nancy's to deliver some papers she asked me to save, and to unload stuff from her car. It's so incredibly nice out there!

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Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 12:58:43 PM
That's so good, Fritz.

Chuck said he was having lunch with people, but I don't know if they were going to be eating inside, or outside.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 18, 2022, 01:16:49 PM
Michael, you might be interested in listening to this podcast as a complement to the PBS documentary about the plague in SF early last century. The story of Wong Kim Ark, born in SF but who had to take his case to the Supreme Court to prove that he was a citizen from birth. (The 9 June podcast)

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510333/throughline

Thanks Fritz, although I don't know when I'll have a chance. I'm at work right now behind the Children's desk, then I go to a DJ reunion at the Cat Club in San Francisco. Tomorrow I have a succulent show. I'll try to listen to it when I have a chance though.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 01:27:34 PM
It'll keep, and I think you'll find it very interesting in the history of SF and the US.

And interestingly, this was basically the same court that ruled in favor of Jim Crow in Plessy v. Ferguson.

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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 18, 2022, 01:33:17 PM
Just got bad news about a patron. She's been coming in the whole time I've worked here. She's an artist and both knew Ken Kesey (she was on that famous bus) and was at Altamont. She has terminal cancer and is at Stanford Hospital. She's 81. I'm going to try and visit her on Monday.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 01:34:11 PM
Darn.

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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 18, 2022, 01:37:33 PM
Although my co-worker who just visited her said she was in good spirits. Her brother is developing Alzheimer's and she was having the devil's own time with him, so she may not be too sad to check out....
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 01:58:58 PM
Thanks Fritz, although I don't know when I'll have a chance. I'm at work right now behind the Children's desk, then I go to a DJ reunion at the Cat Club in San Francisco. Tomorrow I have a succulent show. I'll try to listen to it when I have a chance though.

A succulent show!  That sounds neat, Michael.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 02:00:37 PM
Just got bad news about a patron. She's been coming in the whole time I've worked here. She's an artist and both knew Ken Kesey (she was on that famous bus) and was at Altamont. She has terminal cancer and is at Stanford Hospital. She's 81. I'm going to try and visit her on Monday.

I'm very sorry to hear this, Michael.  I hope your visit brings her some comfort.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 18, 2022, 02:11:53 PM
A succulent show!  That sounds neat, Michael.

They put on a good show Debbie! I've been to this one once before.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 18, 2022, 02:12:37 PM
I'm very sorry to hear this, Michael.  I hope your visit brings her some comfort.

I'm pretty sure it will. She's fatalistic, so this probably won't bum her out too much.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 02:55:00 PM
Here's the blurb for tonight's HJSN:

One of the unique instrumental voices in jazz is that of the soprano saxophone. Its first great master was Sidney Bechet, regarded as the only musician who could rival Louis Armstrong in the 1920s. Bechet  spent a number of years in Europe before returning to the States in the early 1930s and it’s that decade of Bechet’s recordings we’ll highlight on Hot Jazz Saturday Night this week.

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Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 03:30:15 PM
Bechet was from New Orleans, and lived in France in his later years.

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Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 03:41:38 PM
Here's the blurb for tonight's HJSN:

One of the unique instrumental voices in jazz is that of the soprano saxophone. Its first great master was Sidney Bechet, regarded as the only musician who could rival Louis Armstrong in the 1920s. Bechet  spent a number of years in Europe before returning to the States in the early 1930s and it’s that decade of Bechet’s recordings we’ll highlight on Hot Jazz Saturday Night this week.

This sounds good, Fritz!  Thanks.
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Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 03:42:48 PM
Bechet was from New Orleans, and lived in France in his later years.

Ah, interesting.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 03:43:28 PM
It never did warm up here.  Just noticed that the computer still says it 66 degrees outside.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 03:47:42 PM
Up to 77 here, still very comfortable with things open, the longest I've had doors and windows open in quite a while. Tomorrow and Juneteenth should be about the same, before it starts to heat up again. I'll miss this weather!

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Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 03:55:29 PM
I'll miss it too, Fritz.  For some reason, I just had a memory of last summer, when I was driving to PT on a regular schedule, in the awful hot temps of July and August.  Way too hot!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 04:54:03 PM
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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2022, 04:54:50 PM

We just returned home from a nice, very hot and a little exhausting evening.
Bedtime immediately for us now!

Will ketchup tomorrow.

Good night, friends.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 04:59:50 PM
Good night, Ingy.


Fritz, I'm here for Jazz.

Had one of those unmentionables for dinner, and now I'm thinking of working on online jigsaw puzzles while listening to the Jazz.  That wouldn't be for a challenge, just some pleasant things to look at.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 05:01:34 PM
Yep, time for Jazz!

Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Ingbhiṅcā!

Had to watch ABC News tonight because of golf and basketball on the other channels.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 05:35:55 PM
Hello Diners!

:)

Back from visiting with friends, it was a good time!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 05:36:54 PM
It's a gorgeous day here: 68/20, only 48% humidity, breezy, and so far, it's mostly sunny. :) Have been out gardening and have to do yet more laundry and make an attempt to clean the refrigerator. I hope to get out and take a walk a bit later. :)


Hello Jenny!

Yes, it's almost chilly out!   We were just hanging out on my friends' porch, and I commented it felt more like the end of September, rather than the start of summer.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 05:40:54 PM
Just got bad news about a patron. She's been coming in the whole time I've worked here. She's an artist and both knew Ken Kesey (she was on that famous bus) and was at Altamont. She has terminal cancer and is at Stanford Hospital. She's 81. I'm going to try and visit her on Monday.

Hello Michael.  I'm sorry to hear about your patron.  I hope she's comfortable.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 18, 2022, 05:47:33 PM
Hello everyone. I got up early this morning to go out for breakfast and then pick up a few groceries. I had to go to 2 different Albertsons to get all the things I needed.

I also had to run to Lowes to pick up some succulent fertilizer. I found a couple of new small ones.

I came home as it was around 12:30 and terribly humid so it took a couple of trips to bring everything in. I rested after I put the freezer things away.

We got a total of 1" of rain yesterday in 12 hours. We got another 1/3" just a little while ago. Lots of thunder and lightning.

It looks like everyone had a good day. Tomorrow will be my "do nothing" day.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 05:52:53 PM
Hiya Auntie!  Good to see you!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 05:53:31 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 06:22:59 PM

Hello Jenny!

Yes, it's almost chilly out!   We were just hanging out on my friends' porch, and I commented it felt more like the end of September, rather than the start of summer.

Hi, Chuck!  I thought you might feel chilled if you were outside, it is unusually cool.  But pleasant, overall.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 06:25:08 PM

We got a total of 1" of rain yesterday in 12 hours. We got another 1/3" just a little while ago. Lots of thunder and lightning.

It looks like everyone had a good day. Tomorrow will be my "do nothing" day.

Hi, Linda.  That's good, you still need that "do nothing" day.  It sounds like you were very busy today.

Glad you got so much rain, unless it came down too much all at once to help much.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 06:43:06 PM
Hi, Chuck!  I thought you might feel chilled if you were outside, it is unusually cool.  But pleasant, overall.

better than what is was yesterday.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 07:11:14 PM
Juneteenth Jamboree!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 07:44:09 PM
better than what is was yesterday.

That's for sure, Chuck.  Yesterday was not pleasant at all.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 07:47:29 PM
Still have the door and windows open, just put on a long sleeved pullover. Refreshing temps.

Down to 71 outside.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 07:51:15 PM
Ah Chuck, they're playing Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit now.

April 1939 recording.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 18, 2022, 07:59:15 PM
Hiya Auntie!  Good to see you!

Hiya Chuck! Good to see you as well!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 07:59:47 PM
Ah Chuck, they're playing Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit now.

April 1939 recording.


I was wondering if "the jazz channel" was going to do something for Juneteenth weekend.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 18, 2022, 07:59:58 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hey Fritz! :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 08:02:17 PM
Hiya Chuck! Good to see you as well!

I hope you have a cool break right now.  After yesterday's temps, we have 59F here now, it's refreshing!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 18, 2022, 08:02:34 PM
Hi, Linda.  That's good, you still need that "do nothing" day.  It sounds like you were very busy today.

Glad you got so much rain, unless it came down too much all at once to help much.

Hi Debbie. No it's coming down slow enough to be soaking in. A couple of storms have been hard, but on the whole good rains.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 08:04:35 PM
Hi Debbie. No it's coming down slow enough to be soaking in. A couple of storms have been hard, but on the whole good rains.

So you'll be seeing a lot of green around soon?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 18, 2022, 08:05:20 PM
So you'll be seeing a lot of green around soon?

Definitely! The weeds are already showing renewed efforts!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 08:10:15 PM
Ah Chuck, they're playing Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit now.

April 1939 recording.

I missed this, Fritz.  Left the computer for the last few minutes of Jazz, to brush teeth and turn lights out downstairs, and get the bed straightened up.

I'm going to get in the bed now, for at least a while, although I'll probably be up in the middle of the night.  Hope not too much, though.

Good night, Fritz and Chuck.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 08:11:17 PM
Hi, Linda.  And good night to you, too.

I'm just catching up and then going to bed.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 08:11:49 PM
Definitely! The weeds are already showing renewed efforts!


but it's not the weeds you want!  LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 08:12:21 PM
sleep well Debs, see ya tomorrow.

I'll be around for a bit, but I'll be with the family for part of the day, for Father's Day.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 08:12:30 PM
Definitely! The weeds are already showing renewed efforts!

Oh, yaay!   ::)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 18, 2022, 08:13:45 PM
sleep well Debs, see ya tomorrow.

I'll be around for a bit, but I'll be with the family for part of the day, for Father's Day.

That's right, I hope it's a good day for your dad.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 08:17:41 PM
G'nite Debbie, no plans for tomorrow, so I should be here after church. Not planning to do any food shopping.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2022, 08:21:56 PM
How was the jazz tonight, Fritzie?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 08:25:49 PM
Good, they highlighted Sidney Bechet, some considered him a rival of Louis Armstrong.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2022, 09:49:34 PM
G'nite y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 04:45:42 AM

Bonjour! Once again, it's an extremely hot day. Almost awful.
Am still suffering from a lot of back and muscle pain. Must contact doctors tomorrow asap.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 04:46:16 AM
Moin moin Ingleinchen!

*waves*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 04:47:17 AM
Just got bad news about a patron. She's been coming in the whole time I've worked here. She's an artist and both knew Ken Kesey (she was on that famous bus) and was at Altamont. She has terminal cancer and is at Stanford Hospital. She's 81. I'm going to try and visit her on Monday.

Oh...  :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 04:48:08 AM
Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Ingbhiṅcā!

Danke - Du auch, Fritzjazzhörerleinchen!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 04:48:26 AM
Back from visiting with friends, it was a good time!

yay!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 04:49:00 AM
but it's not the weeds you want!  LOL

 ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 06:57:52 AM
Bonjour! Once again, it's an extremely hot day. Almost awful.
Am still suffering from a lot of back and muscle pain. Must contact doctors tomorrow asap.

So sorry to hear about this, Ingy. Also that you have to wait longer to see someone about it. Are the pills still working?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 07:25:35 AM
Just got bad news about a patron. She's been coming in the whole time I've worked here. She's an artist and both knew Ken Kesey (she was on that famous bus) and was at Altamont. She has terminal cancer and is at Stanford Hospital. She's 81. I'm going to try and visit her on Monday.

I'm sorry to hear about your library patron. I hope her days are pain free.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 07:40:31 AM
Good morning Diners!

Happy Juneteenth and Father's Day!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 08:46:14 AM
Hey y'all! Happy Juneteenth and Father's Day!

For our recessional hymn we sang Lift Every Voice and Sing, the first time we ever sang it, it is so wonderful to sing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyS3HPInHtI

Still sunny clear mild and pleasant, very welcome!

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen! Hope you can find relief tomorrow.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 09:02:31 AM
Good morning, Chuck.

Good morning, Fritz.

Hi, Ingy, also hoping you find some relief tomorrow.

Breakfast time here, I'll be back later.

63 degrees, according to the computer, so no doubt very pleasant outside.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 09:04:48 AM
Good morning Debs and Fritzie!

:)

Hope you're well!

Ingy, I'm sorry you're still dealing with pain.  I hope the doctor can see you right away tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 09:06:54 AM
It's so nice to have fresh air blowing through the house over a period of several days that it's been mild enough. Hasn't happened in a long time.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 09:46:50 AM
Yes, I had the windows open yesterday, it felt so good.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 10:11:56 AM
That's great, with the windows open.

When I went downstairs for breakfast, it was actually too cool to be comfortable in the kitchen, and I put it over on heat, at a low setting.  But something went flukey, and it started getting too warm.  When I checked the thermostat, the indoor temp had risen to 71, despite the thermostat being set lower....it just hadn't shut off.  Needless to say, it's off now.  So I ran the A/C for a few minutes to make it cooler again, and then shut the whole thing off for a while.  ::)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 11:05:44 AM
I'm doing a Hidden Object game now, for one of the Birds of Paradise badges.  It's the game based on stories from literature, and I had a wide choice, depending on what I was in the mood for....finally settled on Dickens, A Christmas Carol, and am reading about Scrooge and the ghost of Jacob Marley.

The first Christmas ghost (Past, I'd expect) is about to come visit in the next chapter.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 11:06:58 AM
Christmas in June!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 11:23:35 AM
Christmas in June!

Maybe that's why it seemed appealing!   ;D

Especially if it was 95 degrees outside!  But thankfully, it's not that hot.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 11:59:44 AM
An ice cream truck just rolled down the street with the chimes playing. Didn't get any takers, it would probably be different if it were hot.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 12:02:46 PM
Here's tonight's BB schedule:

7:00 p.m. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar   
“The No Matter Matter”   A cryptic phone call, a disappearing body, Johnny must unravel the mystery. 
(Original air date September 16, 1962. CBS network.) (Running time 24:20)

7:25 p.m. excerpt: The Nash Kelvinator Show featuring The Andrews Sisters, from December 5, 1945

7:30 p.m.  The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show     
Broadcast from Camp Elliot Marine Base in New York; Gracie volunteers to babysit and George thinks he’s going to be a father. 
(Original air date November 10, 1942. CBS network.) (Running time 28:06)

8:00 p.m. Gunsmoke   
“Daddy-O” Kitty’s long lost father comes to Dodge.
(Original air date June 10, 1956. CBS network.) (Running time 21:08)

8:30 p.m.  Dragnet   
“The Big Book”       Obscene graphic novels are circulating local high schools.   
(Original air date April 6, 1950. NBC network.)(Running time 26:16)

9:00 p.m. The Adventures of Father Brown   
The Three Tools Of Death”        One of only a handful of surviving episodes of this wonderful series;
Father Brown must figure out whodunnit in a murder with too many weapons and motives.     
(Original air date July 22, 1945. Mutual network.)(Running time 29:53)

9:30 p.m. Destination Freedom         
“The Saga of Blanche K. Bruce”  The life story of Mississippi Senator Blanche K. Bruce,
the first ex-slave to be elected to the United States Senate. 
(Original air date September 4, 1949. Chicago station WMAQ.)(Running time 29:41)

10:00 p.m. Father Knows Best         
Will Jim Anderson be named “Father of the Year”? 
(Original air date November 8, 1951. NBC network.)(Running time 29:44)

10:30 p.m. Suspense         
“The Evil Adelaide Winters”   Agnes Moorehead stars as a fake medium who preys upon grieving parents,
claiming to be able to contact their deceased children. 
(Original air date September 1, 1951. CBS network.)(Running time 29:34)

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 12:05:11 PM
It's curious that they describe Camp Elliott Marine Base as in New York, it was actually near San Diego CA.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 12:34:05 PM
Just talked to my b-i-l for Father's Day, they both came down with CV earlier this month, a mild case for them both, but still a bit scary. They had had just the one booster, and my sister had a fever, the antiviral CV meds did help.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 01:23:13 PM
An ice cream truck just rolled down the street with the chimes playing. Didn't get any takers, it would probably be different if it were hot.

I'm surprised at no takers, but you're right, maybe it's not hot enough today for people to be in the mood.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 01:29:12 PM
Here's tonight's BB schedule:

7:00 p.m. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar   
“The No Matter Matter”   A cryptic phone call, a disappearing body, Johnny must unravel the mystery. 
(Original air date September 16, 1962. CBS network.) (Running time 24:20)

8:00 p.m. Gunsmoke   
“Daddy-O” Kitty’s long lost father comes to Dodge.
(Original air date June 10, 1956. CBS network.) (Running time 21:08)

8:30 p.m.  Dragnet   
“The Big Book”       Obscene graphic novels are circulating local high schools.   
(Original air date April 6, 1950. NBC network.)(Running time 26:16)

9:00 p.m. The Adventures of Father Brown   
The Three Tools Of Death”        One of only a handful of surviving episodes of this wonderful series;
Father Brown must figure out whodunnit in a murder with too many weapons and motives.     
(Original air date July 22, 1945. Mutual network.)(Running time 29:53)

10:30 p.m. Suspense         
“The Evil Adelaide Winters”   Agnes Moorehead stars as a fake medium who preys upon grieving parents,
claiming to be able to contact their deceased children. 
(Original air date September 1, 1951. CBS network.)(Running time 29:34)

Thanks, Fritz.  I didn't copy the whole schedule, but a lot of good shows.

There are definitely some breaks in there, but the Father Brown mystery, and then  Suspense at the end, look good.  Destination Freedom depends on how I'm feeling by then.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 01:30:31 PM
Just talked to my b-i-l for Father's Day, they both came down with CV earlier this month, a mild case for them both, but still a bit scary. They had had just the one booster, and my sister had a fever, the antiviral CV meds did help.

I hope they're both feeling much better by now, Fritz.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 01:38:58 PM
I'm making a vegetarian bowl for lunch now, something called Cauliflower Mac, from SweetEarth.  I've had them before, they're tasty, although not that filling.

Then I'll have some kind of frozen dinner with chicken later, probably at about 7:30 during a break in BB.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 01:56:06 PM
So sorry to hear about this, Ingy. Also that you have to wait longer to see someone about it. Are the pills still working?

Thanks.

No, that's exactly the problem: The pills don't do the effect anymore, they only make me tired.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 01:56:35 PM
Moin moin Ingleinchen! Hope you can find relief tomorrow.

Danke mon ami. Bonsoir!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 01:56:57 PM
Hi, Ingy, also hoping you find some relief tomorrow.

thanks, Deb, and hi
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 01:57:13 PM
Ingy, I'm sorry you're still dealing with pain.  I hope the doctor can see you right away tomorrow.

merci, Chuckster
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 01:58:05 PM

It's been an in(g)credibly hot afternoon and early evening. This could be Greece or easily North Africa. Blue skies. Not a hint of t'storm. Amazing.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 02:55:36 PM
Wow, there are a whole lot more Birds of Paradise badges that came out two weeks ago, that I was too busy to work on at the time, so I just now activated a few of them.  I had forgotten all about them, until I went to look for Not Completed badges.

More Birds (the last ten) are coming out tomorrow, but I'll just sign up for whatever they are, as a set, but not start those until I finish the ones I'm just now starting to work on.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 02:56:36 PM
Fritz, I hear the ice cream truck outside here, now.  ;D

And it's 72 degrees, and sunny, a nice day.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 03:00:19 PM
It's that time of year!

77 here, so I closed the door for a while.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 03:40:30 PM
Hiya everyone.

Back from the Father's Day gathering, we went to a Train Museum, and took a train ride as well.  It was nice.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 03:42:05 PM
Great! Where at?

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 04:00:03 PM
It's that time of year!

77 here, so I closed the door for a while.

And I had to go down and turn the A/C back on a while ago.  It had been off since earlier this morning.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 04:01:32 PM
Hiya everyone.

Back from the Father's Day gathering, we went to a Train Museum, and took a train ride as well.  It was nice.

Hi, Chuck!  Oh, a train museum, I would have loved that, too!  The museum, and the train ride, both.  Sounds like you had a great day.

Was Trenton at the train museum?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 04:09:30 PM
Great! Where at?

In Whippany, NJ.  about 30 minutes from where we live.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 04:09:52 PM
Hi, Chuck!  Oh, a train museum, I would have loved that, too!  The museum, and the train ride, both.  Sounds like you had a great day.

Was Trenton at the train museum?


Oh yes, he was there!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 04:10:35 PM
Back from the Father's Day gathering, we went to a Train Museum, and took a train ride as well.  It was nice.

Sounds nice indeed.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 04:10:51 PM
In Whippany, NJ.  about 30 minutes from where we live.

Right.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 04:11:20 PM

Midnight and still tropically warm.
Thanks God we've got the A/C in my study.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 04:12:02 PM

Oh yes, he was there!

 ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 04:14:19 PM
In Whippany, NJ.  about 30 minutes from where we live.

That looks like a nice setup.

http://www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net/

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 04:23:43 PM
yup, that's the place!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 04:24:30 PM

Good night (a little early for me, I know...), Diner friends.

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 04:25:14 PM
Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Ingmonuinaepo!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 19, 2022, 04:30:31 PM

Du auch, Fritzelectionsenfrancecesoirleinchen!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 04:37:50 PM
Et en Colombie.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 04:48:11 PM
Had to watch ABC News tonight because of golf and soccer.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 04:51:05 PM
Good night, Ingy.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 04:57:29 PM
Sleep well!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 05:00:51 PM
Time for BB!

Opened up the front door again, had the windows open all day.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 05:01:05 PM
Here for BB, Fritz.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 05:01:47 PM
14 seconds!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 05:14:35 PM
Complicated plot for JD!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 05:26:16 PM
Complicated plot for JD!

Yes, it was.  And a complicated cast of characters.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 05:33:10 PM
I'll grab a bite to eat during George and Gracie.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 05:54:12 PM
I'll grab a bite to eat during George and Gracie.


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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 05:55:25 PM

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That's for Tuesday when watching the hearing!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 05:55:38 PM
Good morning Diners!

Happy Juneteenth and Father's Day!

Hiya Chuck! One more day of staycation for you. I hope you dad had a wonderful Father's Day!

We woke up to rain today. We got almost another half inch. There is rain all around, but I think it'll miss us this evening.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 05:56:56 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Any idea how much rain you got in all?

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 06:00:34 PM
I'll grab a bite to eat during George and Gracie.

I just did the same, although I heard a little of it.

Back now, with a MC Sweet & Sour Chicken dinner.

Will turn the volume back up, now.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 06:02:02 PM

We woke up to rain today. We got almost another half inch. There is rain all around, but I think it'll miss us this evening.

Good evening, Linda.  Nice to see you!

Sounds like you had plenty of rain, that's good.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 06:02:51 PM
I had some angel hair marinara pasta with zucchini.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 06:06:29 PM
I had some angel hair pasta with zucchini.

sounds good
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 19, 2022, 06:13:25 PM
Just talked to my b-i-l for Father's Day, they both came down with CV earlier this month, a mild case for them both, but still a bit scary. They had had just the one booster, and my sister had a fever, the antiviral CV meds did help.

Hello Fritz
Glad your sister and b-i-l recovered
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 06:14:52 PM
Hey Tony! Thanks!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 19, 2022, 06:48:20 PM
Late last night I happened on a repeat of an old TV program with an interview with Harry Belafonte. It must date from the late 70s or 80s. He was touring Australia at the time giving concerts along with South African singer Letty Mbulu.

He sang "The Streets of London" and "Taxi", a song about New York taxi drivers refusing to drive non-white people to Harlem or the Bronx.

I remember my mother, in one of her very rare moments of expressing any erotic feelings saying, "He can leave his shoes under my bed anytime!"
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 06:49:31 PM
My father's mother, who was quite racist, called him a "fine-looking" n-word.

Her racism included Italians.

My older sister's late first husband, the father of her two daughters, thought he was Italian (his daughters found out later he was actually Basque). I never heard my grandmother discuss him, they were civil, even friendly, toward one another, but I expect she was none too happy about my sister's choice of husbands.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 06:55:57 PM
Nobody died in all that melee at the printing place, did they Fritz?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 06:57:35 PM
My father's mother, who was quite racist, called him a "fine-looking" n-word.

Her racism included Italians.

Unfortunately, my father had some strong anti-Italian feelings, too.  Eye-talian.

I don't know if that was typical of him being from Texas.

He was quite surprised at all the dark-haired people here, when he visited me in Philly.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 06:57:49 PM
Nobody died in all that melee at the printing place, did they Fritz?

They barely avoided it!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 07:08:38 PM
That's for Tuesday when watching the hearing!

works just as well then too!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 19, 2022, 07:23:22 PM
My father's mother, who was quite racist, called him a "fine-looking" n-word.

Her racism included Italians.

My older sister's late first husband, the father of her two daughters, thought he was Italian (his daughters found out later he was actually Basque). I never heard my grandmother discuss him, they were civil, even friendly, toward one another, but I expect she was none too happy about my sister's choice of husbands.

In the early days of Italian migration to Australia, many Anglo-Celtic Australians thought they were Blacks..

Italians worked the sugar cane fields in Queensland. Herbert Hoover set up a company to mine gold in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. The company employed Italian miners who were prepared to work for lower wages and were therefore resented by Anglo-Celtic Australian mine workers.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 07:27:46 PM
In the early days of Italian migration to Australia, many Anglo-Celtic Australians thought they were Blacks.

Yes, that was true in New Orleans too.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 07:31:41 PM
Father Brown was a pretty good mystery, Fritz.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 07:32:41 PM
Yes, it was. G.K. Chesterton was quite a writer.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 07:40:41 PM
Now I've started to listen to the next one, but I have to leave the room for a while, so I'll be back for Suspense, at least.

Maybe I can hear this 9:30 show in the Archives, if there's a chance.  It sounds good.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 07:42:29 PM
Yes it does.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 07:43:41 PM
Hey y'all! Happy Juneteenth and Father's Day!

For our recessional hymn we sang Lift Every Voice and Sing, the first time we ever sang it, it is so wonderful to sing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyS3HPInHtI

Still sunny clear mild and pleasant, very welcome!

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen! Hope you can find relief tomorrow.

Hey Fritz! :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

It got up to only 77° today. Everyone had the house opened all day. It was nice. We are due for some rain the rest of the week. There is a disturbance off the Pacific coast of Mexico that is supposed to impact our weather.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 19, 2022, 08:02:35 PM
Yes, it was. G.K. Chesterton was quite a writer.

There's yet another Father Brown TV series being shown here
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 19, 2022, 08:03:59 PM
Hello Linda

Hello Debbie

Hello Chuck
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 08:04:50 PM
Hi, Tony.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 19, 2022, 08:09:55 PM
Phong's eldest brother phoned him yesterday to tell him he has glaucoma in one eye and a cataract in the other. He was told nothing can be done about the glaucoma but he needs cataract surgery, which is apparently not available in the state hospitals in the district town or the provincial capital, so he needs to go to a private surgeon.

Phong wants us to send him 10 000 baht. The exchange agency he uses is not answering the phone this morning.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 08:13:15 PM
Sounds shady. Isn't there a more official method?

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 08:14:36 PM
Fritz, I'm afraid I'll have to bug out before Suspense, and catch it in the Archives, too.

Suddenly very sleepy, and going to bed.  Will probably wake up later sometime in the night.

Good night, Fritz, Linda, Chuck, and anyone else.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 08:14:48 PM
Good night (a little early for me, I know...), Diner friends.

 :)

Goodnight Ingy. I hope you can get an appointment tomorrow and hopefully some relief. I'm thinking of you! ❤️♥️
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 08:18:23 PM
G'nite Debbie, we sing tomorrow, and we start earlier, so I'll have to be out of here before 10 to pick up one of the ladies.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 08:19:02 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Any idea how much rain you got in all?



Since Friday we've gotten about an inch and a half. Which is really great!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 08:21:22 PM
Good evening, Linda.  Nice to see you!

Sounds like you had plenty of rain, that's good.

Hi Debbie. Good to see you as well. I've really loved the  rain. It's been great.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 19, 2022, 08:26:46 PM
G'nite Debbie, we sing tomorrow, and we start earlier, so I'll have to be out of here before 10 to pick up one of the ladies.

Okay, Fritz.  See you tomorrow sometime.

Then I'm supposed to get a phone call sometime, but she promised not before about 11:00.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 08:28:35 PM
Hello Linda

Hello Debbie

Hello Chuck

Hello Tony. I hope you and Phong are doing well. I hope Phong isn't running himself ragged with everything with his new job starting at the end of the month.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 08:29:18 PM
Hello Linda

Hello Debbie

Hello Chuck


Hello Tony!  Good to see you.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 08:29:44 PM
Fritz, I'm afraid I'll have to bug out before Suspense, and catch it in the Archives, too.

Suddenly very sleepy, and going to bed.  Will probably wake up later sometime in the night.

Good night, Fritz, Linda, Chuck, and anyone else.

Goodnight Debbie. I hope you sleep well.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 08:33:12 PM
Phong's eldest brother phoned him yesterday to tell him he has glaucoma in one eye and a cataract in the other. He was told nothing can be done about the glaucoma but he needs cataract surgery, which is apparently not available in the state hospitals in the district town or the provincial capital, so he needs to go to a private surgeon.

Phong wants us to send him 10 000 baht. The exchange agency he uses is not answering the phone this morning.


Are they able to recommend a surgeon for the procedure?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 08:33:46 PM
Fritz, I'm afraid I'll have to bug out before Suspense, and catch it in the Archives, too.

Suddenly very sleepy, and going to bed.  Will probably wake up later sometime in the night.

Good night, Fritz, Linda, Chuck, and anyone else.


sleep well, Debs.  See you tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 08:34:21 PM
Oh Chuck, I lied to you about the Christmas movies on Hallmark. Hallmark Movies and Mysteries is the channel that is having only a week of Christmas movies at the end of June. The Hallmark channel itself is having a whole month of movies like usual. They are premiering two new Christmas movies during this time.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 08:34:52 PM
Since Friday we've gotten about an inch and a half. Which is really great!


Have a lot of the surrounding areas gotten similar rainfall totals?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2022, 08:35:24 PM
Oh Chuck, I lied to you about the Christmas movies on Hallmark. Hallway Movies and Mysteries is the channel that is having only a week of Christmas movies at the end of June. The Hallmark channel itself is having a whole month of movies like usual. They are premiering two new Christmas movies during this time.

Liar!  ;)  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 08:38:23 PM
It looks like we've got a good cell getting ready to move into the area.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 08:39:09 PM
Liar!  ;)  :laugh:

Yeah it looks like it!! ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 19, 2022, 08:41:54 PM
Hello Tony. I hope you and Phong are doing well. I hope Phong isn't running himself ragged with everything with his new job starting at the end of the month.

Hi Linda

Phong is taking Sunday off before he starts training for the new job next Monday.

Nice to see you are getting good rain.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 19, 2022, 08:44:13 PM

Are they able to recommend a surgeon for the procedure?

Apparently he's going to a surgeon in a district somewhere between the village and the provincial capital.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2022, 08:46:27 PM
Oh Fritz, Texas lost today against TX A&M, so Texas goes home.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 08:59:04 PM
Things are not looking good for the Irish, at least for the Oklahoma game.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 09:11:35 PM
Darn.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2022, 09:46:28 PM
Debbie, the Suspense is well worth listening to in the Archive.

G'nite y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 19, 2022, 10:32:36 PM
Since Friday we've gotten about an inch and a half. Which is really great!

 :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 19, 2022, 10:34:20 PM
Things are not looking good for the Irish, at least for the Oklahoma game.

Or for the UK with the border negotiations.  ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 07:03:54 AM

bonjour

extremely hot again

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 07:04:05 AM
I just got home.
I went to see my GP who was totally unavailable, too many patients waiting. Luckily his receptionist (exhausted by dozens of impatient patients) wrote me a transfer to an orthopedean: I had begged her to.

Spontanenously, I visited an orthopedean. By chance the receptionist was very friendly. The doctor saw me almost at once.

Turns out the entire left side of my back is a single muscle and nerve cramp. He tried to get rid of that by touching and finger pressure, but for the upper area needed to give me five injections (!) right into the muscles which hurt like hell but will bring eventually some relief.

He prescribed me cramp killers (with very heavy side effects) and I need to make a physiotherapy in the next weeks.

I also got something for my shoes and a kind of electric massage belt which I am supposed to apply several times a day.

So, there's some progress, after all.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 07:06:45 AM
Et en Colombie.

Oui, en effet. With a surprising result.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 07:06:56 AM
Good night, Ingy.

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 07:07:11 AM
Sleep well!

Ju tu.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 07:08:39 AM
Goodnight Ingy. I hope you can get an appointment tomorrow and hopefully some relief. I'm thinking of you! ❤️♥️

Merci.  :-* :-* It brought me some luck!   :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2022, 07:10:17 AM
Hey y'all, our last sunny mild and pleasant day for the foreseeable future, for this Juneteenth holiday observed.

Leaving in about 40 minutes to pick people up, we're singing at 10:30 and we have to be there a little early to do temperature checks and other formalities.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen, good that there's at least some progress. I hope.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 07:29:24 AM

Merci, mon ami.

Hey Fritzerl!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 07:40:29 AM
Good morning Diners!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 07:42:06 AM
I just got home.
I went to see my GP who was totally unavailable, too many patients waiting. Luckily his receptionist (exhausted by dozens of impatient patients) wrote me a transfer to an orthopedean: I had begged her to.

Spontanenously, I visited an orthopedean. By chance the receptionist was very friendly. The doctor saw me almost at once.

Turns out the entire left side of my back is a single muscle and nerve cramp. He tried to get rid of that by touching and finger pressure, but for the upper area needed to give me five injections (!) right into the muscles which hurt like hell but will bring eventually some relief.

He prescribed me cramp killers (with very heavy side effects) and I need to make a physiotherapy in the next weeks.

I also got something for my shoes and a kind of electric massage belt which I am supposed to apply several times a day.

So, there's some progress, after all.


Thank God the receptionist wrote you the transfer for the other doctor.  Please keep us posted on how you feel.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 07:47:06 AM
Good morning Diners!

Hey Chuckster!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 07:48:04 AM
Thank God the receptionist wrote you the transfer for the other doctor.  Please keep us posted on how you feel.

Yes, thanks God indeed.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 20, 2022, 08:00:39 AM
I just got home.
I went to see my GP who was totally unavailable, too many patients waiting. Luckily his receptionist (exhausted by dozens of impatient patients) wrote me a transfer to an orthopedean: I had begged her to.

Spontanenously, I visited an orthopedean. By chance the receptionist was very friendly. The doctor saw me almost at once.

Turns out the entire left side of my back is a single muscle and nerve cramp. He tried to get rid of that by touching and finger pressure, but for the upper area needed to give me five injections (!) right into the muscles which hurt like hell but will bring eventually some relief.

He prescribed me cramp killers (with very heavy side effects) and I need to make a physiotherapy in the next weeks.

I also got something for my shoes and a kind of electric massage belt which I am supposed to apply several times a day.

So, there's some progress, after all.

I hope the treatment and the medications give you good relief asap
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 08:07:24 AM
Hello Ingy and Tony!

Ingy, I take it you're resting.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 08:29:29 AM
Debbie, the Suspense is well worth listening to in the Archive.

G'nite y'all!

Thanks, Fritz.  I'll definitely make a point to listen to it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 08:33:13 AM
I visited an orthopedean.... The doctor saw me almost at once.

Turns out the entire left side of my back is a single muscle and nerve cramp. He tried to get rid of that by touching and finger pressure, but for the upper area needed to give me five injections (!) right into the muscles which hurt like hell but will bring eventually some relief.

He prescribed me cramp killers (with very heavy side effects) and I need to make a physiotherapy in the next weeks.

I also got something for my shoes and a kind of electric massage belt which I am supposed to apply several times a day.

So, there's some progress, after all.

Hi, Ingy.  Sounds like a serious problem you have, but glad you've had it looked at now, and are making some progress at last.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 08:35:13 AM
Hey y'all, our last sunny mild and pleasant day for the foreseeable future, for this Juneteenth holiday observed.

Leaving in about 40 minutes to pick people up, we're singing at 10:30 and we have to be there a little early to do temperature checks and other formalities.

Hey Debbie!


Good morning, Fritz, see you when you get home.

Good morning, Chuck.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 08:40:59 AM
I hope the treatment and the medications give you good relief asap

Thanks, Tony.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 08:41:18 AM
Ingy, I take it you're resting.

Yes of course.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 08:41:58 AM
Hi, Ingy.  Sounds like a serious problem you have, but glad you've had it looked at now, and are making some progress at last.

 ;) ;) ;)

*waves to Deb*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 08:42:22 AM

I already feel MUCH better now.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 08:51:54 AM
I already feel MUCH better now.

Oh, good news!  I'm so glad to read this!

How does the belt work, and how often do you need to use it?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 08:54:39 AM
Good morning Debs!  How are you today?

I just got done stripping the bed and putting the clean sheets on, and collecting the laundry to wash today.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 09:19:51 AM
I already feel MUCH better now.

Good!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 09:21:28 AM
Good morning Debs!  How are you today?

I just got done stripping the bed and putting the clean sheets on, and collecting the laundry to wash today.

Hi, Chuck, I'm doing pretty well, thanks.  Was on the phone, and on the computer, and now finally headed down for breakfast, and then have chores to do here, too.

It's a nice day, refreshingly cool.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 09:22:09 AM
Oh, good news!  I'm so glad to read this!

How does the belt work, and how often do you need to use it?

1. Thank you!!

2. You need to fix it around your waist, plug it in - it makes your entire back tremble, so to speak of, and this should be done three to five times a day, for half an hour each.
The purpose is to de-cramp.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 09:23:25 AM

That's more or less how it looks like:

(https://cdn-eeacg.nitrocdn.com/kYmhvOAZEWAbNrqULmNDuLrLrZKnmdod/assets/static/optimized/rev-a257d2b/resources/cache/resources/images/shop/bauerfeind-lumboloc-rugbrace_400_400_80.jpg)

I still have to try it out.

The lady in the health shop showed/explained it to me, but I haven't dealt with it yet.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 09:24:23 AM

So far, the injections have made me almost painfree - I wonder how long this is going to last.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 09:24:49 AM
Good!

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 09:30:07 AM
That's more or less how it looks like:

(https://cdn-eeacg.nitrocdn.com/kYmhvOAZEWAbNrqULmNDuLrLrZKnmdod/assets/static/optimized/rev-a257d2b/resources/cache/resources/images/shop/bauerfeind-lumboloc-rugbrace_400_400_80.jpg)

I still have to try it out.

The lady in the health shop showed/explained it to me, but I haven't dealt with it yet.


Ah, I see!   Interesting!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 09:37:32 AM
I posted TDS early, and now it's time to go do laundry.  See you later!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 09:52:44 AM
Ah, I see!   Interesting!

The "interior part" looks quite complicated, but I guess with a little routine it's pretty easy to handle.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 09:53:40 AM

Neighbours (a couple with their little children) will come over for pasta in the early evening, so we'll have a little dinner together on the lower terrace.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2022, 10:19:41 AM
I already feel MUCH better now.

Very good to hear.

Just got back, since we started singing at the one place a half hour earlier so finished up the same amount of time to accommodate their lunchtime. We actually had more listeners than singers this time!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 10:24:30 AM
Just got back, since we started singing at the one place a half hour earlier so finished up the same amount of time to accommodate their lunchtime. We actually had more listeners than singers this time!

Welcome home, Fritz.

That's so good to hear, that you had so many listeners, for a change.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 10:29:01 AM
A new badge that just came out today is called Owl Aflight.  It shows a snowy owl with its wings spread, flying.

Obviously not part of the Birds of Paradise collection, wrong type of bird.  But I love owls, so I signed up for it.  It's also for a game that I enjoy, so I'll be happy working on it, over the next week or two.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Jenny on June 20, 2022, 10:39:30 AM
So far, the injections have made me almost painfree - I wonder how long this is going to last.

I'm happy to hear this, Ingtense. :) I hope the electric belt and the physio sessions finish the job of relaxing the cramp, so you don't have to have any more injections.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Jenny on June 20, 2022, 10:40:11 AM
Snowy owls are my favorites, Debbie! :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Jenny on June 20, 2022, 10:42:01 AM
Hello Fritz! :) Hello Chuck! :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2022, 10:51:57 AM
Hey Jenny!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 11:18:10 AM
Snowy owls are my favorites, Debbie! :)

Hi, Jenny.  They're beautiful, aren't they!   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 11:21:12 AM
Fritz, I just washed my hair!   ;D


And started a small load of towel and other hot water laundry.  Laundry could have waited for a bigger load, but the housecleaner is coming tomorrow, and will be doing sheets, so I wanted to get this load out of the way today.

Maybe later this afternoon, I'll see if last night's Suspense episode is up yet.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2022, 12:10:13 PM
Yay!

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


Yes, they should be up. They're usually quicker with BB than HJSN.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 12:27:19 PM
Yay!

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


Yes, they should be up. They're usually quicker with BB than HJSN.

Thanks, Fritz.   ;D


I haven't had lunch yet, but after that, I'll check on the BB Archives.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 02:52:14 PM
I listened to JD again, and then Gunsmoke with Kitty's father seemed worth hearing again.  Dragnet is on now, but I think I'll skip the rest of it.  Maybe hear Father Brown again. 

I'll get to Suspense sometime this afternoon.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 03:16:29 PM
Hello Diners!

;D

Home from laundry, now to relax for the evening, and then work tomorrow.   :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 03:16:55 PM
Neighbours (a couple with their little children) will come over for pasta in the early evening, so we'll have a little dinner together on the lower terrace.

Nice!  Enjoy the company!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 03:17:31 PM
Just got back, since we started singing at the one place a half hour earlier so finished up the same amount of time to accommodate their lunchtime. We actually had more listeners than singers this time!


Hello Fritzie!  The audience is growing!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 03:18:15 PM
Hello Fritz! :) Hello Chuck! :)

Hello Jenny!  Good to see you!   How are you, and Mr. R?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 03:43:40 PM
Very good to hear.

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 03:44:04 PM
We actually had more listeners than singers this time!

Yay!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 03:44:40 PM
I'm happy to hear this, Ingtense. :) I hope the electric belt and the physio sessions finish the job of relaxing the cramp, so you don't have to have any more injections.

 :-*

Merci for sharing my relief, Jennyleinchen.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 03:45:36 PM
Nice!  Enjoy the company!

It was a pleasant evening.

Without the injection/pain relief, I would have been forced to cancel the invitation altogether.

But now it was simply perfect!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 03:57:15 PM

Good night, friends.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 04:00:12 PM
I'm glad you had a fun visit, and have a good night's rest!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 04:01:29 PM
Hello Diners!

;D

Home from laundry, now to relax for the evening, and then work tomorrow.   :(

Sorry about back to work, Chuck.  Hope you can still relax a bit more this evening.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 04:07:34 PM
Oh, I am, no worries.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 04:12:57 PM
It was a pleasant evening.

Without the injection/pain relief, I would have been forced to cancel the invitation altogether.

But now it was simply perfect!

Very good, Ingy.   :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 20, 2022, 04:14:07 PM
I'm glad you had a fun visit, and have a good night's rest!

 :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 04:14:17 PM
I have to finish my own laundry now, too.  Should be easy, it's all in the dryer, and just has to be folded and put away.


Fritz, I finished listening to Suspense.  Quite a story!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2022, 04:15:00 PM
Bonne nuit et schlaft besser, Ingbuorreidjá!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2022, 04:15:16 PM
I have to finish my own laundry now, too.  Should be easy, it's all in the dryer, and just has to be folded and put away.


Fritz, I finished listening to Suspense.  Quite a story!

Wasn't it though!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 20, 2022, 04:19:22 PM
I already feel MUCH better now.
Yay!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 20, 2022, 04:22:44 PM


Just got back, since we started singing at the one place a half hour earlier so finished up the same amount of time to accommodate their lunchtime. We actually had more listeners than singers this time!

Hello Fritz

Good!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2022, 04:24:27 PM
Hey Tony!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 20, 2022, 04:26:18 PM
Hello Diners!

;D

Home from laundry, now to relax for the evening, and then work tomorrow.   :(

Hello Chuck

You've had a pretty busy staycation
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 20, 2022, 04:29:24 PM
Hello Debbie

Hello Chuck

Hello Jenny
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 04:39:10 PM
Hello Tony!


It was busy, but productive, and I took time to relax, so I can't complain.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 05:27:32 PM
Hello Debbie

Hello Chuck

Hello Jenny

Hi, Tony.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 05:31:16 PM
Chuck, the new Birds of Paradise badges that came out today include one challenge for Crosswords.  That's a lengthy game, once you start, so I won't do it tonight, but sometime soon.

It's for a bird called a Black-Billed Sicklebill Bird of Paradise.  Several of these birds have long curved beaks, which are in the shape of sickles, like the instruments for cutting crops with.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 05:48:40 PM
it's been a while since I've done a crossword puzzle.  Kinda fell away from them.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Jenny on June 20, 2022, 05:50:25 PM
Mr. R is very busy, now that his computer has been restored to working order. It was tense until they found a way to recover his data and replaced his hard drive. Many days of lost time and a sizable expense. He is now backing up to the cloud using Carbonite which provides secure and encrypted storage continuously.

I had another dental disaster, as an old crown fell apart. Fortunately, I have no pain, because the dentist can't fit me in until August 3rd. I do have a place on the waiting list, in case of a cancellation, but she needs a 2-hour window, so I'm not optimistic. >:(

Otherwise, we're okay.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2022, 06:00:05 PM
Darn.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 20, 2022, 06:01:36 PM
I just got home.
I went to see my GP who was totally unavailable, too many patients waiting. Luckily his receptionist (exhausted by dozens of impatient patients) wrote me a transfer to an orthopedean: I had begged her to.

Spontanenously, I visited an orthopedean. By chance the receptionist was very friendly. The doctor saw me almost at once.

Turns out the entire left side of my back is a single muscle and nerve cramp. He tried to get rid of that by touching and finger pressure, but for the upper area needed to give me five injections (!) right into the muscles which hurt like hell but will bring eventually some relief.

He prescribed me cramp killers (with very heavy side effects) and I need to make a physiotherapy in the next weeks.

I also got something for my shoes and a kind of electric massage belt which I am supposed to apply several times a day.

So, there's some progress, after all.

I'm so glad you got to see someone today, Ingy! It sounds like a long process.

I was wondering, do you think it was the two long train trips close together that you took that might have caused this muscle problem? I was just wondering.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 20, 2022, 06:02:54 PM
Mr. R is very busy, now that his computer has been restored to working order. It was tense until they found a way to recover his data and replaced his hard drive. Many days of lost time and a sizable expense. He is now backing up to the cloud using Carbonite which provides secure and encrypted storage continuously.

I had another dental disaster, as an old crown fell apart. Fortunately, I have no pain, because the dentist can't fit me in until August 3rd. I do have a place on the waiting list, in case of a cancellation, but she needs a 2-hour window, so I'm not optimistic. >:(

Otherwise, we're okay.

Good luck with your dental repair work, Jenny

Phong has an appointment for an OPG X-ray this afternoon. It's covered by Medicare fortunately
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 20, 2022, 06:02:58 PM
Merci.  :-* :-* It brought me some luck!   :)

I'm.so glad you got some help today! ♥️
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 06:03:49 PM
it's been a while since I've done a crossword puzzle.  Kinda fell away from them.

You do have to be in the right mood for them, Chuck.  Maybe one of these you'll do another one.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 06:06:20 PM
Mr. R is very busy, now that his computer has been restored to working order. It was tense until they found a way to recover his data and replaced his hard drive. Many days of lost time and a sizable expense. He is now backing up to the cloud using Carbonite which provides secure and encrypted storage continuously.

I had another dental disaster, as an old crown fell apart. Fortunately, I have no pain, because the dentist can't fit me in until August 3rd. I do have a place on the waiting list, in case of a cancellation, but she needs a 2-hour window, so I'm not optimistic. >:(

Otherwise, we're okay.

Hi, Jenny.  Sounds like you and Mr R have had your share of problems lately.

Glad his computer is working again. 

Sorry about your old crown falling apart, but it's good there's no pain in the meantime, until the dentist can see you.  Good luck!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2022, 06:07:04 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 06:08:05 PM
Good evening, Linda, nice to see you.   :)

I have to find some dinner, some frozen meal, but will be back before long.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 20, 2022, 06:10:13 PM
Hey y'all, our last sunny mild and pleasant day for the foreseeable future, for this Juneteenth holiday observed.

Leaving in about 40 minutes to pick people up, we're singing at 10:30 and we have to be there a little early to do temperature checks and other formalities.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen, good that there's at least some progress. I hope.



Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Iwe are up to an inch and ¾ measured rain here at the house. The local forecast tonight is for heavy rains tomorrow thru Wednesday around noon, then less rain Thursday and Friday, then back up to heavy rain and thunderstorms for the weekend. No one here is complaining!

Leela and I went out thos morning and spent about 2 hours pulling weeds and bagging them up. With all this dry and windy winter and spring, the Russian tumbleweeds we're very prolific. I probably pulled 50+ tumbleweed plants. I still have hundreds to go.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 20, 2022, 06:11:29 PM
I already feel MUCH better now.



I'm so glad to hear this!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 06:12:51 PM
Mr. R is very busy, now that his computer has been restored to working order. It was tense until they found a way to recover his data and replaced his hard drive. Many days of lost time and a sizable expense. He is now backing up to the cloud using Carbonite which provides secure and encrypted storage continuously.

I had another dental disaster, as an old crown fell apart. Fortunately, I have no pain, because the dentist can't fit me in until August 3rd. I do have a place on the waiting list, in case of a cancellation, but she needs a 2-hour window, so I'm not optimistic. >:(

Otherwise, we're okay.


Damn, I'm sorry to hear about the crown.  that sucks.  Sounds like Mr. R had a rough time as of late with work.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 20, 2022, 06:14:16 PM
1. Thank you!!

2. You need to fix it around your waist, plug it in - it makes your entire back tremble, so to speak of, and this should be done three to five times a day, for half an hour each.
The purpose is to de-cramp.

It sounds like what we call a Tens machine that the PT uses. I used one for my shoulder when rehabbing it after my surgery. They are really great!!

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current.

A TENS machine is a small, battery-operated device that has leads connected to sticky pads called electrodes.

You attach the pads directly to your skin. When the machine is switched on, small electrical impulses are delivered to the affected area of your body, which you feel as a tingling sensation.

The electrical impulses can reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, which may help relieve pain and relax muscles. They may also stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 20, 2022, 06:22:20 PM
Good night, friends.

Goodnight Ingsweets ❤️❤️❤️

I hope you can get a good night's sleep pain free.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2022, 06:25:40 PM
Having the last of my coconut flavored seltzer water that expires in 2522. I did save one of the bottles.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 20, 2022, 06:27:54 PM
Good evening, Linda, nice to see you.   :)

I have to find some dinner, some frozen meal, but will be back before long.

Nice to see you as well Debbie. I already had my supper. Jonathan smoked a brisket today, so I had that on some Hawaiian Sweet rolls. It was very good!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 06:59:11 PM

Iwe are up to an inch and ¾ measured rain here at the house. The local forecast tonight is for heavy rains tomorrow thru Wednesday around noon, then less rain Thursday and Friday, then back up to heavy rain and thunderstorms for the weekend. No one here is complaining!

Leela and I went out thos morning and spent about 2 hours pulling weeds and bagging them up. With all this dry and windy winter and spring, the Russian tumbleweeds we're very prolific. I probably pulled 50+ tumbleweed plants. I still have hundreds to go.

Oh, not fun!  Glad you're getting all the rain now, though.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 07:01:07 PM
Having the last of my coconut flavored seltzer water that expires in 2522. I did save one of the bottles.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 07:02:03 PM
Nice to see you as well Debbie. I already had my supper. Jonathan smoked a brisket today, so I had that on some Hawaiian Sweet rolls. It was very good!

That does sound good, Linda.  Yummy!

I ended up with a Pulled Pork in KC BBQ sauce with Mac & Cheese dinner.  Forgot there were two left in the freezer.  It's pretty good, and something different, not chicken.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 08:07:56 PM
If anyone wants to see a pretty, shiny black songbird:

https://ebird.org/species/truman1


It's name is the Trumpet Manucode.

It's one of the Birds of Paradise, although smaller and less ostentatious than some of the others.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 20, 2022, 08:11:25 PM
I'm going to clean up from dinner, take evening meds, and get in bed before too much longer.

Good night, Chuck and Fritz.

Good night, Linda and Jenny, if you come back tonight.  Or Michael, if you peek in, good night.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 20, 2022, 08:22:29 PM

Leela and I went out thos morning and spent about 2 hours pulling weeds and bagging them up. With all this dry and windy winter and spring, the Russian tumbleweeds we're very prolific. I probably pulled 50+ tumbleweed plants. I still have hundreds to go.

SO much work,Linda! Are the tumbleweeds hard to pull up?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: foreverinawe on June 20, 2022, 08:32:48 PM
I know our forum has a “Reply to The Daily Sheet” thread, but I also know that hardly anyone replies. TDS’s current article “Looking Back to Brokeback Mountain” is a loving tribute, so I’d like to add my own remembrance, but with the wider audience here in the Diner....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1CzvPxLGs4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1CzvPxLGs4)

   ~~~fia
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2022, 08:42:18 PM
If anyone wants to see a pretty, shiny black songbird:

https://ebird.org/species/truman1


It's name is the Trumpet Manucode.

It's one of the Birds of Paradise, although smaller and less ostentatious than some of the others.

Nice looking bird!

G'nite Debbie, I've got an appointment at Kaiser tomorrow morning (routine), so I don't expect to get here till later in the morning. Also planning to vote in the Democratic primary on the way home from there.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2022, 08:49:08 PM
Hey Bob!

Beautiful.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2022, 08:50:52 PM
I know our forum has a “Reply to The Daily Sheet” forum, but I also know that hardly anyone replies. TDS’s current article “Looking Back to Brokeback Mountain” is a loving tribute, so I’d like to add my own remembrance, but with the wider audience here in the Diner....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1CzvPxLGs4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1CzvPxLGs4)

   ~~~fia


Hello Bob!  Thanks for posting this.  You should post it in "Reply thread" too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 20, 2022, 09:42:03 PM
This German island looks really cool! [It came up on my Microsoft intro page today]:

https://landlopers.com/2019/09/09/juist-germany
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Jenny on June 20, 2022, 09:49:18 PM
That's lovely, Bob. :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Jenny on June 20, 2022, 09:55:27 PM
This German island looks really cool! [It came up on my Microsoft intro page today]:

https://landlopers.com/2019/09/09/juist-germany

I'd never heard of Juist before, but it sounds lovely.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Jenny on June 20, 2022, 09:56:30 PM
Good night, Fritz, Linda, and Tony if you stop in. :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 20, 2022, 09:57:22 PM
SO much work,Linda! Are the tumbleweeds hard to pull up?

Hello Tony. No they are new plants so the roots don't go very deep. As adult plants they grow into round bushes with lots of thorns . When they dry out the wind breaks them loose and they blow across the flat land leaving thousands of seeds in their path, making them very prolific. When we have warm, dry and windy winters the plant goes crazy.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 20, 2022, 10:54:02 PM
I know our forum has a “Reply to The Daily Sheet” forum, but I also know that hardly anyone replies. TDS’s current article “Looking Back to Brokeback Mountain” is a loving tribute, so I’d like to add my own remembrance, but with the wider audience here in the Diner....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1CzvPxLGs4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1CzvPxLGs4)

   ~~~fia

Well done! Thank you!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 20, 2022, 11:00:15 PM
Hello Tony. No they are new plants so the roots don't go very deep. As adult plants they grow into round bushes with lots of thorns . When they dry out the wind breaks them loose and they blow across the flat land leaving thousands of seeds in their path, making them very prolific. When we have warm, dry and windy winters the plant goes crazy.

Ah, so you have to uproot them promptly
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 20, 2022, 11:05:32 PM
Phong hgot his X-ray done quickly with minimal waiting. The elderly radiographer was kind  We dropped the xray off at the dentist's and were back home within the hour. Phon cut up ripe papayas.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:27:21 AM

Bonjour!

Warm but overcast.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:28:31 AM

With the effect of the pills (and yesterday's quintuple injection), I slept much better!

Still, the back pain isn't entirely gone - far from gone, really. Just more "in the background".
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:28:54 AM
Bonne nuit et schlaft besser, Ingbuorreidjá!

Danke, du auch, mon ami.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:29:08 AM
Yay!

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:29:59 AM
I had another dental disaster, as an old crown fell apart. Fortunately, I have no pain, because the dentist can't fit me in until August 3rd. I do have a place on the waiting list, in case of a cancellation, but she needs a 2-hour window, so I'm not optimistic. >:(

Oh nooooooooooooooo!

Good luck with this, (((Jennyleinchen))).
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:30:27 AM
I'm so glad you got to see someone today, Ingy! It sounds like a long process.

Merci & yes.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:33:11 AM
I was wondering, do you think it was the two long train trips close together that you took that might have caused this muscle problem? I was just wondering.

Maybe one possible explanation, together with the dehydration process during the weekend in Normandy and afterwards here.
In any case, I can't recall "one single brutal movement" or a fall which could have caused it ...
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:33:27 AM
I'm.so glad you got some help today! ♥️

 :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:33:58 AM
Leela and I went out thos morning and spent about 2 hours pulling weeds and bagging them up. With all this dry and windy winter and spring, the Russian tumbleweeds we're very prolific. I probably pulled 50+ tumbleweed plants. I still have hundreds to go.

Wow!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:34:15 AM
I'm so glad to hear this!

 :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:35:36 AM
It sounds like what we call a Tens machine that the PT uses. I used one for my shoulder when rehabbing it after my surgery. They are really great!!

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current.

A TENS machine is a small, battery-operated device that has leads connected to sticky pads called electrodes.

You attach the pads directly to your skin. When the machine is switched on, small electrical impulses are delivered to the affected area of your body, which you feel as a tingling sensation.

The electrical impulses can reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, which may help relieve pain and relax muscles. They may also stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers.


Yep!

I'll take a picture once I have applied it to my back - then you can see and judge if it's like your machine.  :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:36:12 AM
Goodnight Ingsweets ❤️❤️❤️

I hope you can get a good night's sleep pain free.

Your wish came true

I really slept very well and 90% painfree.

 :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 01:36:51 AM
I'd never heard of Juist before, but it sounds lovely.

It IS a lovely place!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2022, 04:47:50 AM
Good morning Diners!

Happy Summer Solstice!



(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/f6/15/f2/f615f263284e27cc33611ccb23e3e13d.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2022, 05:29:04 AM
I will be working from the office today, so you won't see me around until later today.

See ya later!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 06:23:55 AM
This German island looks really cool! [It came up on my Microsoft intro page today]:

https://landlopers.com/2019/09/09/juist-germany

Looks nice, Michael.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 07:04:43 AM
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/f6/15/f2/f615f263284e27cc33611ccb23e3e13d.jpg)

Yes indeed!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 07:05:05 AM

*waves to Chuckster and Deb*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 08:30:56 AM
With the effect of the pills (and yesterday's quintuple injection), I slept much better!

Still, the back pain isn't entirely gone - far from gone, really. Just more "in the background".

Yay about sleeping, at least!

Moin moin Ingleinchen!

Hey y'all, just got back from Kaiser, just a routine visit, plus a blood and urine test, I should hear back from that later on today or tomorrow. Also voted in the Virginia Democratic primary on the way home.

Louise is talking about a gathering with the neighbors for the solstice early this evening around sunset. That would be nice. It's cloudy and mild now, but weather should permit,

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 08:33:32 AM
Happy Northern Solstice, y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 08:34:42 AM
Hello Tony. No they are new plants so the roots don't go very deep. As adult plants they grow into round bushes with lots of thorns . When they dry out the wind breaks them loose and they blow across the flat land leaving thousands of seeds in their path, making them very prolific. When we have warm, dry and windy winters the plant goes crazy.

Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQc5gDXQGIs

They're so ingrained in Western American culture, it's hard to believe they are not native.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 09:00:16 AM
Nice looking bird!

G'nite Debbie, I've got an appointment at Kaiser tomorrow morning (routine), so I don't expect to get here till later in the morning. Also planning to vote in the Democratic primary on the way home from there.

See you sometime later on Tuesday, then, Fritz.

My housecleaner will be here soon, and I've already been on the phone regarding medical stuff.  So I'll be here later this afternoon, too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 09:00:37 AM
I remember one time driving with some Army buddies in northern Mexico, hitting a huge tumbleweed and smashing it into a million toothpicks! Fortunately, no damage to the car.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 09:01:16 AM

I really slept very well and 90% painfree.


That's great, Ingy.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 09:03:07 AM
I never know about the blood tests about fasting or not, and I expected she'd want it, so I didn't eat from about 9 pm till when the blood was drawn about 9 am. But as it turns out, no fasting needed unless it involves triglycerides.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 09:03:28 AM

Hey y'all, just got back from Kaiser, just a routine visit, plus a blood and urine test, I should hear back from that later on today or tomorrow. Also voted in the Virginia Democratic primary on the way home.

Louise is talking about a gathering with the neighbors for the solstice early this evening around sunset. That would be nice. It's cloudy and mild now, but weather should permit,

Hey Debbie!


Oh, you are already home, Fritz!

I've been busy this morning.

I hope you are able to have your solstice gathering with Louise.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 09:03:51 AM
Yay about sleeping, at least!

 :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 09:04:13 AM
Moin moin Ingleinchen!

Hey Federicoleinchen!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 09:04:27 AM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQc5gDXQGIs

They're so ingrained in Western American culture, it's hard to believe they are not native.

I always loved this song.   :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 09:04:34 AM
That's great, Ingy.

 ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 09:06:04 AM
I remember one time driving with some Army buddies in northern Mexico, hitting a huge tumbleweed and smashing it into a million toothpicks! Fortunately, no damage to the car.

 :o 

A million toothpicks!

I've seen tumbleweeds, out east of Denver, but they must have been smaller ones.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 09:16:34 AM
The tumbleweed was very fragile and dried out.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 09:20:40 AM
Gene Autry's version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96XDEMh4Kis

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 10:52:29 AM

I have always loved THIS tumbleweed song:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EumYK4TEL68
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 10:53:34 AM

different version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRAMQUROoO8
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 10:54:13 AM

yet another version:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYGRhxok8qE
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 11:02:21 AM
I have always loved THIS tumbleweed song:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EumYK4TEL68

A new one to me! Thanks!

About to watch the Congressional hearing.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 11:25:18 AM

Welcome.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 21, 2022, 12:24:19 PM
Ingy, have you been here?

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/things-to-do-unesco-wadden-sea-frisian-islands
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 01:04:19 PM
Michael, the East Frisians have a certain reputation in Germany.

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

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 21, 2022, 01:16:32 PM
Michael, the East Frisians have a certain reputation in Germany.

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

I'm sorry to hear that they're the target of ethnic humor, but the islands themselves seem quite lovely. Have you been there Fritz?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 01:19:15 PM
I'm afraid not, I've never been farther north than Hannover.

Unfortunately, it seems that each country needs a part of the country to make fun of.

Fortunately, the East Frisians appear to take it in stride.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 21, 2022, 01:21:23 PM
I'm afraid not, I've never been farther north than Hannover.

Unfortunately, it seems that each country needs a part of the country to make fun of.

Fortunately, the East Frisians appear to take it in stride.

It probably helps to be on a resort island that people pay good money to visit.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 01:22:29 PM
Hi, Michael.

Rehi, Fritz, and also Ingy if you're there somewhere.

The housecleaner is gone.  I worked in the library while she was here, gathering up one small bag of books to give away for Monday's charity pickup, and labeling some other larger giveaway bags with decorator pillows and the like.

It was nice and cool this morning, but the outside temp is up to 78, so had to turn the A/C back on.

Now I'm getting a headache, so am going to lie down and get a short rest.  SYL
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 01:25:37 PM
It probably helps to be on a resort island that people pay good money to visit.

It did look nice, in the pictures.

The lack of cars reminded me a bit of Mackinac Island in Michigan, where I went on a bus tour once and then crossed to on a ferry.  But I would guess that Mackinac Island is smaller and more strictly touristy.  Would you say that, Michael?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 01:39:23 PM
I'm reminded about visiting the aunt that my Mother corresponded with from after the First World War until the aunt died in the mid-70's. She lived in the village of Neukirchen-Vluyn, not far from the Dutch border. At that time in 1966-67 the European Economic Community was not in full effect, and many things crossing the border were still subject to tariff. During my visits, we frequently crossed into the Netherlands, where the price of coffee was considerably cheaper than in Germany. She could only purchase a small amount duty-free to bring to her home, but with my American passport I could buy a lot more than she could without duty. So I did so nearly every trip! :D

Very clever of Aunt Gertrude.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 21, 2022, 01:49:42 PM
It did look nice, in the pictures.

The lack of cars reminded me a bit of Mackinac Island in Michigan, where I went on a bus tour once and then crossed to on a ferry.  But I would guess that Mackinac Island is smaller and more strictly touristy.  Would you say that, Michael?

They both appear pretty touristy Debbie, but Mackinac Island is definitely smaller. The Frisian Islands are a chain and they go from the Netherlands to Germany and almost up to Denmark, so there are quite a few of them. There's another island called Heligoland which is further out in the North Sea (they speak a dialect of Frisian):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heligoland
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 01:54:11 PM
It was the pronunciation of the vowel in the proper names Vluyn and Juist that reminded me of Aunt Gertrude. The vowel in both is pronounced like the letter ü, like the French (t)u, non-standard in either German or Dutch.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 01:55:59 PM
Frisian is the language that is closest to English. If it weren't for the Norman French influence that overpowered Old English, the two languages might be mutually intelligible today.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 21, 2022, 02:09:14 PM
Frisian is the language that is closest to English. If it weren't for the Norman French influence that overpowered Old English, the two languages might be mutually intelligible today.

Do the cows still speak Frisian?

https://www.thecattlesite.com/breeds/dairy/24/friesian/
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 02:11:08 PM
Only when they're in the moooooooooooood.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 02:29:42 PM
They both appear pretty touristy Debbie, but Mackinac Island is definitely smaller. The Frisian Islands are a chain and they go from the Netherlands to Germany and almost up to Denmark, so there are quite a few of them. There's another island called Heligoland which is further out in the North Sea (they speak a dialect of Frisian):

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

The name of the chief god in Helgoland was Forseti, a word which in modern Icelandic and Faroese is used for President.

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

Had X known that, it would have given him ideas.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: foreverinawe on June 21, 2022, 02:34:22 PM
Juist Island is one of the chain of long, shallow islands that ring the coasts of northwest Germany and the Netherlands. They were highly significant during WWII, because Allied bombers taking off in England had to overfly them on their way to Nazi targets, especially Berlin. Nazi anti-aircraft batteries lined the coast from Leewarden (Netherlands) to Hamburg.

The islands are collectively known as the Friesian islands, and a few of them belong to the Dutch province of Friesland.  There is a tiny Dutch village in Friesland, named Laaksum.  It’s so small it isn’t shown on many maps, and most of the world has never heard of it.

Yet in 1945 it was the center of the world for young Rudi Van Dantzig and 20-something Canadian soldier Walt Cook. It only took a few short weeks for the Canadians to liberate Friesland, then Walt and his army pressed on into Germany. But in those few short weeks what happened between Rudi and Walt changed both their lives.

Later, Rudi wrote a book about it:  For a Lost Soldier.  The book was autobiographical. Eventually it became a movie, extensively re-written, but preserving the core of the story: they loved each other.

Depending on the day of the week, I don’t know which I treasure more, Brokeback Mountain or For a Lost Soldier.

Friends, I hope I haven’t used Juist island as clickbait, but since this is the BBM forum I’ll use that as my fig leaf. If you are not familiar with For a Lost Soldier, please watch it. I think you’ll love it.

For a Lost Soldier
https://ok.ru/video/11711284712 (https://ok.ru/video/11711284712)

(This video was recorded at half-speed, no doubt to circumvent copyright problems. You must change your viewing speed to 2X to make it run&sound normal. Click the gear icon, click Speed, click 2X, click Play.)

    ~~~fia
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 02:35:53 PM
Hey Bob, I did watch that movie and read the novel. Quite a story.

https://archive.org/details/ForALostSoldier/page/n6/mode/2up

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 21, 2022, 02:52:34 PM
Yes indeed, they were important in WWII. I'm really more interested in them as a travel destination (and even that not actively, as I can't leave the Bay Area for a while).
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 03:42:06 PM
Darn. ND eliminated from the CWS in a loss to Texas A&M.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 03:42:50 PM
Sorry to hear that, Fritz.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 03:44:36 PM
Felt better after a nap, so did the Crossword challenge, put in an order for pizza place food (but no pizza), and also my handyman called. 

He will stop by tomorrow to see what I have that needs doing, including assembling my new desk chair.  So that's progress.  He won't actually do the work tomorrow, but will get an idea of how long it will take.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 03:52:02 PM
We'll be having pizza tonight at Louise's.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 03:57:48 PM
Ingy, have you been here?
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/things-to-do-unesco-wadden-sea-frisian-islands

Yes. In my childhood, several times even.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 03:58:14 PM
Michael, the East Frisians have a certain reputation in Germany.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Frisian_jokes

Und wie!

 ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 03:58:28 PM
I'm sorry to hear that they're the target of ethnic humor, but the islands themselves seem quite lovely.

 ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 03:58:52 PM
Unfortunately, it seems that each country needs a part of the country to make fun of.

Fortunately, the East Frisians appear to take it in stride.

yes

&

yes
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 03:59:49 PM
We'll be having pizza tonight at Louise's.

How nice!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 04:04:40 PM
How nice!

A solstice party!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 04:06:24 PM

Have fun! Here nothing similar is going on today, alas.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 04:08:10 PM
No recognition at all of the longest day of the year?

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 04:12:18 PM

Not for us personally, das meinte ich. In general: certainly.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 04:12:32 PM
Louise says hi and Happy Solstice!

Wish y'all could join us!

Several of the neighbors will be there.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 04:13:37 PM

Oh, we'd love to.

Special greetings to her and all around!


 :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2022, 04:15:34 PM
Hiya Diners!

Busy day at work today, but I think I got everything done.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2022, 04:19:27 PM
Ingy, have you been here?

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/things-to-do-unesco-wadden-sea-frisian-islands


I just checked some images from there, very pretty looking, and peaceful.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 04:23:34 PM

Indeed!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2022, 04:24:25 PM
Friends, I hope I haven’t used Juist island as clickbait, but since this is the BBM forum I’ll use that as my fig leaf. If you are not familiar with For a Lost Soldier, please watch it. I think you’ll love it.

For a Lost Soldier
https://ok.ru/video/11711284712 (https://ok.ru/video/11711284712)

(This video was recorded at half-speed, no doubt to circumvent copyright problems. You must change your viewing speed to 2X to make it run&sound normal. Click the gear icon, click Speed, click 2X, click Play.)

    ~~~fia


I watched this film because of you, I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2022, 04:25:12 PM
A solstice party!

Enjoy!!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 04:25:49 PM
We'll be having pizza tonight at Louise's.

Oh, yummy.  Enjoy your soltice gathering, Fritz.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 04:27:59 PM
Hiya Diners!

Busy day at work today, but I think I got everything done.

Good evening, Chuck.  Sounds like your first day back was okay.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 04:32:44 PM

Bedtime for us. Good night, Diner friends.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 04:33:44 PM
Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Ingrobalanggabotse!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 21, 2022, 04:40:42 PM

Du auch, Federicölötö!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2022, 04:46:24 PM
good night, Ingy!  Sleep well!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 04:47:13 PM
Heading over to Louise's soon, see y'all later!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 21, 2022, 04:50:55 PM
It probably helps to be on a resort island that people pay good money to visit.

I often heard mainland Australians make jokes about Tasmanians. Similarly it is very popular with visitors.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 21, 2022, 04:57:06 PM
I often heard mainland Australians make jokes about Tasmanians. Similarly it is very popular with visitors.

I have a friend from the forum who was born and raised on Tasmania. The jokes he makes about it are mostly about weather (apparently it gets a bit cold there in Winter).

He currently lives in Townsville. I think it was a reaction to the cold weather.  ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 21, 2022, 04:59:19 PM
I'm reminded about visiting the aunt that my Mother corresponded with from after the First World War until the aunt died in the mid-70's. She lived in the village of Neukirchen-Vluyn, not far from the Dutch border. At that time in 1966-67 the European Economic Community was not in full effect, and many things crossing the border were still subject to tariff. During my visits, we frequently crossed into the Netherlands, where the price of coffee was considerably cheaper than in Germany. She could only purchase a small amount duty-free to bring to her home, but with my American passport I could buy a lot more than she could without duty. So I did so nearly every trip! :D

Very clever of Aunt Gertrude.

Before Federation in 1901, tariffs and customs duties were an issue in Australia. New South Wales was committed to Free Trade, Victoria was strongly Protectionist.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 21, 2022, 05:05:37 PM
Do the cows still speak Frisian?

https://www.thecattlesite.com/breeds/dairy/24/friesian/

It's interesting how different onomatopoeic words are in different languages
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 21, 2022, 05:16:33 PM


Friends, I hope I haven’t used Juist island as clickbait, but since this is the BBM forum I’ll use that as my fig leaf. If you are not familiar with For a Lost Soldier, please watch it. I think you’ll love it.

For a Lost Soldier
https://ok.ru/video/11711284712 (https://ok.ru/video/11711284712)

    ~~~fia

I saw the film and later read the book many years ago.

It was controversial
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 21, 2022, 05:24:14 PM
We didn't celebrate the winter solstice. In the late afternoon, Phong disappeared. I discovered he was up on the roof cleaning the the gutter. I made him come inside out of the rain.

The usual post-solstice colder weather arrived weeks earlier this year.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 06:51:06 PM
Ah, so you have to uproot them promptly

Yes, definitely, Tony. The thing is, they are so numerous that it really is fighting a losing battle, but I try!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 06:52:08 PM
With the effect of the pills (and yesterday's quintuple injection), I slept much better!

Still, the back pain isn't entirely gone - far from gone, really. Just more "in the background".

I'm glad you got some better sleep, Ingy.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2022, 06:53:52 PM
hiya Auntie!  Good to see you!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 07:06:33 PM
That was a really nice get together, on Louise's porch over pizza, wine and beer, ice cream with Oreos, with Louise's husband Brian, Lyn my neighbor opposite Louise, Bernie and Nancy whose house I took care of while they were on their cruise, John Sr the father of John of the gay couple across the street (they and the kids area away for the holiday weekend), so a total of 7 of us, sitting and eating and drinking and talking, we don't get to do that quite so often, so it's wonderful to do so. We're really blessed to live in such a wonderful neighborhood. It was warm and unhumid and very comfortable.

I was telling them of how Brian from Dunedin reports to us about his cold weather and snow, which is perfectly normal for this time of year, just so opposite from our weather!

And now the days will slowly get shorter. A chance to enjoy things ephemeral. Fireflies too.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 07:07:03 PM
Hey Tony! Happy Solstice!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 21, 2022, 07:08:38 PM
Yes, definitely, Tony. The thing is, they are so numerous that it really is fighting a losing battle, but I try!

Same here, Linda, with all the weeds in our garden
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 21, 2022, 07:12:37 PM
That was a really nice get together, on Louise's porch over pizza, wine and beer, ice cream with Oreos, with Louise's husband Brian, Lyn my neighbor opposite Louise, Bernie and Nancy whose house I took care of while they were on their cruise, John Sr the father of John of the gay couple across the street (they and the kids area away for the holiday weekend), so a total of 7 of us, sitting and eating and drinking and talking, we don't get to do that quite so often, so it's wonderful to do so. We're really blessed to live in such a wonderful neighborhood. It was warm and unhumid and very comfortable.

I was telling them of how Brian from Dunedin reports to us about his cold weather and snow, which is perfectly normal for this time of year, just so opposite from our weather!

And now the days will slowly get shorter. A chance to enjoy things ephemeral. Fireflies too.

Very nice, Fritz
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 21, 2022, 07:14:23 PM
Happy Summer Solstice Debbie, Linda, Jenny, Chuck, Fritz, Ingy!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 07:15:16 PM
And Happy Winter Solstice to you!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2022, 07:27:05 PM
Thanks Tony, Happy Winter Solstice to you!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 07:43:31 PM
Maybe one possible explanation, together with the dehydration process during the weekend in Normandy and afterwards here.
In any case, I can't recall "one single brutal movement" or a fall which could have caused it ...

This makes sense. I was thinking on the train trips that you sat in the same position for long periods and this might have cramped up your muscles. Although as you said, the dehydration adding to it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 07:46:29 PM
Wow!

Yes, we did so today as well. We filled another bag. Leela complained about her back. I told her that my back was 66 years older than hers, and that I had reason to complain and she didn't! :D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 07:47:35 PM
Your wish came true

I really slept very well and 90% painfree.

 :-*

I'm so very glad!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 07:54:24 PM
Some pictures of our little solstice get together this evening. I'll post them on LTTL.

(https://scontent-iad3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/289724442_7640755665965836_111272348678216095_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=HAi6ZJoeOyMAX-dlX8o&tn=fOug_COkyw__PRBi&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-2.xx&oh=00_AT9i0khVuIIKLZ_TOVr_OaclmzsvBiepwKvFf5gtH0ZoJA&oe=62B7DFBC)



Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 07:59:24 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQc5gDXQGIs

They're so ingrained in Western American culture, it's hard to believe they are not native.

Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

YES! This song makes them sound so romantic! But they are a real scourge!

Tumbleweeds AKA Russian Thistle AKA Salsola iberica is native not to the barren American West, but to the frigid steppe of central Asia.

The tumbleweeds hitched a ride with settlers, likely landing somewhere in the Dakotas prior to the 1880s. The noxious invader that arrived from the Eurasion steppe in the 1800's is now common weed throughout the West

The tenacious plant, which saps water from already parched lands and has few if any uses, quickly became ubiquitous in the central western states.

The largest specimens can grow as large as a Volkswagen Beetle.

Each winter when the plants dry up and die, the break off their stems and roll away with the winds to spread their nefarious seeds, hundreds of thousands of them, for miles around.


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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 08:00:07 PM
Yes, definitely, Tony. The thing is, they are so numerous that it really is fighting a losing battle, but I try!

Good evening, Linda.

Hi, Tony.

I had to take a nap, maybe it was another nap, and turned out most of the lights downstairs, but I still have to turn one out and the path may lead to the refrigerator for some bruschetta snack, which I ordered tonight.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 08:02:05 PM
That was a really nice get together, on Louise's porch over pizza, wine and beer, ice cream with Oreos, with Louise's husband Brian, Lyn my neighbor opposite Louise, Bernie and Nancy whose house I took care of while they were on their cruise, John Sr the father of John of the gay couple across the street (they and the kids area away for the holiday weekend), so a total of 7 of us, sitting and eating and drinking and talking, we don't get to do that quite so often, so it's wonderful to do so. We're really blessed to live in such a wonderful neighborhood. It was warm and unhumid and very comfortable.

Sounds like a wonderful evening, Fritz.  Glad to hear it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 08:03:41 PM
Yes, we did so today as well. We filled another bag. Leela complained about her back. I told her that my back was 66 years older than hers, and that I had reason to complain and she didn't! :D

 :laugh:   :laugh:   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 08:04:50 PM
Some pictures of our little solstice get together this evening. I'll post them on LTTL.

(https://scontent-iad3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/289724442_7640755665965836_111272348678216095_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=HAi6ZJoeOyMAX-dlX8o&tn=fOug_COkyw__PRBi&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-2.xx&oh=00_AT9i0khVuIIKLZ_TOVr_OaclmzsvBiepwKvFf5gtH0ZoJA&oe=62B7DFBC)

Such a beautiful porch setting, Fritz!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 08:43:23 PM
Darn. ND eliminated from the CWS in a loss to Texas A&M.



Yes I saw this today. I'm not going to watch anymore games and not the final games as everyone I was rooting for has been eliminated. :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 09:00:32 PM
Hiya Diners!

Busy day at work today, but I think I got everything done.

Hiya Chuck!  I'm glad you had a good work day!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 09:03:44 PM
Bedtime for us. Good night, Diner friends.

Goodnight Ingy. I hope you can sleep restfully tonight!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 09:08:15 PM
I saw the film and later read the book many years ago.

It was controversial


Yes I have seen it as well. It definitely was controversial from what I read about it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 09:14:10 PM
hiya Auntie!  Good to see you!

Good to see you too, Chuck!  I'm glad your day went well.  Mine was tiring. I'm not pulling any weeds tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 09:17:37 PM
Same here, Linda, with all the weeds in our garden

It seems like this is the case everywhere, Tony.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 09:21:26 PM
Good to see you too, Chuck!  I'm glad your day went well.  Mine was tiring. I'm not pulling any weeds tomorrow.

I can't blame you for that, Linda.  You need to take the day off, at least from weeds.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 09:32:26 PM
Good night, Fritz, Linda, Chuck if you're still around, Jenny and Michael if you stop by.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 09:39:12 PM
G'nite Debbie, nothing on the agenda here tomorrow, the one who organizes our Zoom meeting is on vacation.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 09:39:14 PM
Happy Summer Solstice Debbie, Linda, Jenny, Chuck, Fritz, Ingy!

Thanks so much, Tony. Same to you and the winter solstice for you!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2022, 09:48:24 PM
G'nite Debbie, nothing on the agenda here tomorrow, the one who organizes our Zoom meeting is on vacation.

I do have an appointment with my handyman soon after lunch, I hope, and I don't know how long he will be here.  He's mostly looking the situation over, I think, and will come back to do the actual work.

So see you tomorrow, Fritz, in between all that.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 09:59:36 PM
I can't blame you for that, Linda.  You need to take the day off, at least from weeds.

Hi Debbie. Yes, I got tired from two days of weed pulling. Leela was a big help, but still it was tiring. We will take some time off from weed pulling.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 21, 2022, 10:02:32 PM
Goodnight all. I slept poorly last night and did take a short nap this afternoon, but I'm going to call it a night.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2022, 10:02:34 PM
G'nite y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 21, 2022, 11:43:56 PM
Some pictures of our little solstice get together this evening. I'll post them on LTTL.

(https://scontent-iad3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/289724442_7640755665965836_111272348678216095_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=HAi6ZJoeOyMAX-dlX8o&tn=fOug_COkyw__PRBi&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-2.xx&oh=00_AT9i0khVuIIKLZ_TOVr_OaclmzsvBiepwKvFf5gtH0ZoJA&oe=62B7DFBC)

It looks cosy, Fritz
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 21, 2022, 11:47:50 PM
I do have an appointment with my handyman soon after lunch, I hope, and I don't know how long he will be here.  He's mostly looking the situation over, I think, and will come back to do the actual work.

So see you tomorrow, Fritz, in between all that.

Hi Debibie

I wonder if assembling the chairs  so complicated that he can't do it on the spot.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:11:59 AM

Good morning!

Grey, rainy and still warm.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:12:17 AM

This night was extremely painful again.

So first thing this morning I went into town (by bus) and saw the orthopedian again. Had to wait for more than an hour, but then he saw me. More medication and some therapy dates over the next two weeks.

*sighs*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:12:41 AM
good night, Ingy!  Sleep well!

ju tu, Chuckster
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:13:05 AM
Heading over to Louise's soon, see y'all later!

I take it y'all had a good time!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 04:13:39 AM
Good morning Diners!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:13:52 AM
I'm glad you got some better sleep, Ingy.

Unfortunately, not this night.

Oh dear!

 :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 04:15:09 AM
Unfortunately, not this night.

Oh dear!

 :(


Well shit.  I was hoping that it would be different.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:15:10 AM
That was a really nice get together, on Louise's porch over pizza, wine and beer, ice cream with Oreos, with Louise's husband Brian, Lyn my neighbor opposite Louise, Bernie and Nancy whose house I took care of while they were on their cruise, John Sr the father of John of the gay couple across the street (they and the kids area away for the holiday weekend), so a total of 7 of us, sitting and eating and drinking and talking, we don't get to do that quite so often, so it's wonderful to do so. We're really blessed to live in such a wonderful neighborhood. It was warm and unhumid and very comfortable.

Wonderful!

 :)

I'm happy for you and your friends.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:15:34 AM
Happy Summer Solstice Debbie, Linda, Jenny, Chuck, Fritz, Ingy!

For you & Phong too, Tony!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:16:27 AM
This makes sense. I was thinking on the train trips that you sat in the same position for long periods and this might have cramped up your muscles. Although as you said, the dehydration adding to it.

*nods*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:16:50 AM
Yes, we did so today as well. We filled another bag. Leela complained about her back. I told her that my back was 66 years older than hers, and that I had reason to complain and she didn't! :D

Well done!   8)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:17:05 AM
I'm so very glad!

 :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:17:34 AM
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So lovely!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:18:09 AM
Goodnight Ingy. I hope you can sleep restfully tonight!

Alas, I had a bad night.

And you?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:19:50 AM
Well shit.  I was hoping that it would be different.

 :( :( :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 22, 2022, 07:41:11 AM
This night was extremely painful again.

So first thing this morning I went into town (by bus) and saw the orthopedian again. Had to wait for more than an hour, but then he saw me. More medication and some therapy dates over the next two weeks.

*sighs*

I do hope the meds are effective, Ing
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 07:44:20 AM

thanks, Tony
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 08:14:04 AM
This night was extremely painful again.

So first thing this morning I went into town (by bus) and saw the orthopedian again. Had to wait for more than an hour, but then he saw me. More medication and some therapy dates over the next two weeks.

*sighs*

Moin moin Ingleinchen, darn, hope they can do something about it.

Hey y'all, drifting back into the usual summer pattern. it's still a couple of degrees cooler in the house than what I normally keep it, but as soon as it reaches that level, I'll turn the thermostat down so that the A/C will come back on. It's been great not to have to need it for a few stretches this and last month already.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 08:14:44 AM
I take it y'all had a good time!

Oh yes, we did indeed!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 08:52:29 AM
*peeking in from work*

Hope everyone is doing well.  The monster may come today, more likely tomorrow.  We'll see.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 08:55:21 AM
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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 08:58:19 AM
Hi Debibie

I wonder if assembling the chairs  so complicated that he can't do it on the spot.

I don't know, Tony.  He usually comes to look at a job and give a dollar cost estimate (a firm estimate), then comes back when he has time.

I have several other things for him to do, too, not just the chair.

Together, they will take well more than half an hour, and I think he'll be here less than that today, but I'll see what he says after he gets here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 08:59:11 AM
This night was extremely painful again.


Sorry to hear this, Ingy. 
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 08:59:39 AM
Good morning Diners!

Good morning, Chuck.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 09:01:42 AM

Hey y'all, drifting back into the usual summer pattern. it's still a couple of degrees cooler in the house than what I normally keep it, but as soon as it reaches that level, I'll turn the thermostat down so that the A/C will come back on. It's been great not to have to need it for a few stretches this and last month already.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Good morning, Fritz.  More chores to do before the handyman gets here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 09:02:33 AM
*peeking in from work*

Hope everyone is doing well.  The monster may come today, more likely tomorrow.  We'll see.

I'm doing well, thanks, Chuck.

And I had a feeling late last night that the Monster might be lurking out there.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 09:25:00 AM
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1a/2f/57/1a2f57e80a6b44214f4ca2b089602e9c.jpg)


OH my!  LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 09:25:15 AM
Hiya Debs!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 09:41:37 AM
Hiya Debs!

Good luck to you, Chuck, for Monster times, whenever it gets here. 
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 09:44:56 AM
Fritz, I just washed my hair.   ;D

And peeled off all the shipping labels from the box that the chair came in.  It has a good picture of the chair on the outside, but after the handyman has seen the picture, for reference, I want to turn the box over and start filling it with lightweight Christmas tree ornaments that I'm intending to give away, since I already gave away my Christmas tree.

I still have some other Christmas decorations that won't involve assembling that tree, which was getting to be too much work.  Especially without puzzle friend here to help, or even see it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 09:46:24 AM
Need to start getting some lunch ready now, before the handyman gets here.

Half a hoagie.

Then there's some French Onion soup to heat up later, for before dinner.  The F.O.soup also came from the pizza place.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 10:09:46 AM
Yay!

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

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 10:17:12 AM
Good morning!

Grey, rainy and still warm.

 Good Wednesday, Ingy.

We woke to rain this morning, and fairly cool. I'm glad for it. We need so much more to get us out of our drought.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 10:18:22 AM
Unfortunately, not this night.

Oh dear!

 :(

I'm so sorry, Ingy. I wish I could help you feel better.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 10:20:18 AM
Well done!   8)

Thanks Ingy. We're taking a break today due to the rain and also my 70 yo back. ;) :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 10:21:53 AM
Alas, I had a bad night.

And you?

I slept much better last night, thanks.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 10:23:37 AM
*peeking in from work*

Hope everyone is doing well.  The monster may come today, more likely tomorrow.  We'll see.

That time again!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 10:26:33 AM
Thanks Ingy. We're taking a break today due to the rain and also my 70 yo back. ;) :(

Oh, you're getting more rain.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 10:27:16 AM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Yay about the rain!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 10:55:51 AM
I slept much better last night, thanks.

Hi, Linda.  Glad to hear that, and glad you're getting more rain.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 10:57:05 AM
Yay!

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

Thanks, Fritz.   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 11:03:53 AM
Well, the handyman won't be coming today.  Something came up, he didn't say whether it was another job he hadn't finished, or if his wife was too sick.  She has cancer, and sometimes isn't doing well.

Anyway, puzzle friend and I used to work with the handyman's wife in better days, so I'm happy to have him and he's very nice, but not like a professional service, so I just have to be accommodating.  He called to supposedly let me know he hadn't forgotten about me, and I hadn't even been expecting him yet because he had said 1:30-2:00, but he'd forgotten exactly when he'd said, as a time.  But he can't come today, in any case.

He'd come tomorrow, except I have a hair appointment at 2:00.  I told him I was always running around trying to get ready for appointments, so I told him he couldn't come tomorrow morning.  So he'll call back this afternoon to let me know if it will be late tomorrow afternoon, after my hair cut, or else on Friday.  I did tell him I would be home all day Friday.

So....just finished lunch, and might as well find some other things to do now.  There's plenty enough to choose from.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 11:14:18 AM
Hope he will be able to come soon, and that his wife will be doing better.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 11:24:19 AM
Moin moin Ingleinchen, darn, hope they can do something about it.

Hey Federicoleinchen!      Yes. *sighs*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 11:24:33 AM
Oh yes, we did indeed!

 :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 11:24:54 AM
Sorry to hear this, Ingy.

 :) :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 11:25:25 AM
Good Wednesday, Ingy.

Buenas dias, Lita.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 11:25:52 AM
I'm so sorry, Ingy. I wish I could help you feel better.

I know. It's good to have mental support by my Diner friends.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 11:26:07 AM
I slept much better last night, thanks.

Good!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 11:27:00 AM

It hasn't been raining much all day long, but it was never dry either, and the sky remained grey from 8 to 8.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 11:32:57 AM
It's clouded up here and I can hear some thunder in the not too far distance. Also getting very dark.

Unusually, the storm line heading toward us is coming straight from the north. Usually it's from the west.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 12:00:07 PM
It's been grey and muggy all day here too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 12:11:49 PM
Hope he will be able to come soon, and that his wife will be doing better.

Thanks, Fritz.

I'm not in a huge hurry to get the chair put together, although the old one has been getting uncomfortable for a long time.  Would like to get rid of the box just inside the front door, though, that has a picture of the chair printed on it, but he can probably assemble it without a picture, if need be.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 12:13:05 PM
It's clouded up here and I can hear some thunder in the not too far distance. Also getting very dark.

Unusually, the storm line heading toward us is coming straight from the north. Usually it's from the west.

That's odd, a storm from the north.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 12:14:16 PM
After lunch, I packed up another bag of books for the donation that will be picked up on Monday.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 01:08:56 PM
It's been grey and muggy all day here too.

The kind of weather I most dislike.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 01:09:47 PM

I'm pumped up with medication now and feel almost 'high', like on drugs. At least there's no pain left. Wonderful.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 01:10:25 PM

We had grilled chicken liver in a cream sauce with onions and garlic for dinner, and fresh green beans on the side. Yum!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 01:15:38 PM
Chicken liver is the one type of liver that I don't mind too much, but I wouldn't go out of my way to have any. I expect S cooked it up very tastily.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 02:29:18 PM
Another band passing through without storminess.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 02:30:34 PM
it's been raining here, but not hard
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 03:18:06 PM
Chicken liver is the one type of liver that I don't mind too much, but I wouldn't go out of my way to have any. I expect S cooked it up very tastily.

Liver....no comment.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 03:20:08 PM
I was sleepy this afternoon, so had a nap.  Then went out for the mail, and sat down to eat my reheated French Onion soup.  It was still very tasty, and had some oyster crackers added, which they sent with it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 03:26:45 PM
Just went out for the mail, it's steamy out there. And the first 2023 calendar just arrived, from the Nature Conservancy.

Already put it up, behind the 2022.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 03:29:37 PM
It's good to be home!  :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 03:40:57 PM
Just went out for the mail, it's steamy out there. And the first 2023 calendar just arrived, from the Nature Conservancy.

Already put it up, behind the 2022.

I've gotten a couple of 2023 calendars already, Fritz, but with animals that aren't pretty animals.  I just keep them on a shelf for now, and then next year I may use them to write notes on, like "meds" or "exercises" -- things I need to keep of track of doing each day. 

But I'll hang up the prettier calendars on the walls, when the time comes.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 03:41:21 PM
It's good to be home!  :)

Yaaay!  No Monster today, Chuck?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:05:06 PM

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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:05:43 PM
Chicken liver is the one type of liver that I don't mind too much, but I wouldn't go out of my way to have any. I expect S cooked it up very tastily.

My guess is you'd really like it. It's delicious.

We like all kind of livers.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:07:22 PM

We watched LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT, a movie about Jesus's last days with Ewac McGregor, shot in the South Californian desert.

Very quiet, intimate, impressive.


Directed by Garcia Marquez's son Rodrigo. I like his movies a lot. They are so totally different from any mainstream movies.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 04:13:33 PM
Yaaay!  No Monster today, Chuck?

Nope, I assume it will arrive tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:15:23 PM

Bedtime for me now. Good night, friends!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 04:23:40 PM
sleep well, Ingy!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:25:48 PM

Ju tu, later, Chuckster.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 22, 2022, 04:26:07 PM
Well, the handyman won't be coming today.  Something came up, he didn't say whether it was another job he hadn't finished, or if his wife was too sick.  She has cancer, and sometimes isn't doing well.

Anyway, puzzle friend and I used to work with the handyman's wife in better days, so I'm happy to have him and he's very nice, but not like a professional service, so I just have to be accommodating.  He called to supposedly let me know he hadn't forgotten about me, and I hadn't even been expecting him yet because he had said 1:30-2:00, but he'd forgotten exactly when he'd said, as a time.  But he can't come today, in any case.

He'd come tomorrow, except I have a hair appointment at 2:00.  I told him I was always running around trying to get ready for appointments, so I told him he couldn't come tomorrow morning.  So he'll call back this afternoon to let me know if it will be late tomorrow afternoon, after my hair cut, or else on Friday.  I did tell him I would be home all day Friday.

So....just finished lunch, and might as well find some other things to do now.  There's plenty enough to choose from.

Hello Debbie

I hope he'll come on Friday
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 22, 2022, 04:29:58 PM
I'm pumped up with medication now and feel almost 'high', like on drugs. At least there's no pain left. Wonderful.

That's a relief, Ingy

Sleep well
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 04:37:19 PM
Oh, you're getting more rain.

Yes, the rain we were supposed to get yesterday and didn't, came in today. We got another ⅝" overnight and today.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 04:41:15 PM
Nice!  I assume your area got a nice total so far?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 04:42:56 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Yay about the rain!

Hey Fritz! :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*


Yes we did. I'm very happy! They are saying no more Thursday and Friday, but maybe more for the weekend and early next week.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 04:44:03 PM
Hi, Linda.  Glad to hear that, and glad you're getting more rain.

Hi Debbie. Thanks on both.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 04:45:14 PM
Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Inguyukuimisheebiri!

Hey Tony!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 04:45:34 PM
Hello Debbie

I hope he'll come on Friday

Hi, Tony.  Hope so, but he didn't call back this afternoon.  His schedule is really up in the air sometimes.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:47:58 PM
That's a relief, Ingy

Sleep well

The best I could do for the time being, Tony.

Ju tu.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 04:48:00 PM
Hi, Linda.

Good night, Ingy.

Good evening, Chuck.  I'm sure the Monster can't be avoided tomorrow, unfortunately.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:48:22 PM

Du auch, Fjodoruschkin.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 22, 2022, 04:48:40 PM
Good night, Ingy.

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 04:52:36 PM
I know. It's good to have mental support by my Diner friends.


I'm so glad. I hope it helps!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 04:54:45 PM
It's clouded up here and I can hear some thunder in the not too far distance. Also getting very dark.

Unusually, the storm line heading toward us is coming straight from the north. Usually it's from the west.



Our biggest lines are coming from the south and the southwest.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 04:56:01 PM
It's been grey and muggy all day here too.

Yes the downside here is the humidity. It is very repressive.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 04:58:52 PM
The storm systems that passed through today have caused considerable damage to places west of us, though nothing too close to here.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 05:12:56 PM
Yes the downside here is the humidity. It is very repressive.

Yeah, I hear you on that.  I hate when it's humid like that.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 22, 2022, 05:16:21 PM
Hello Fritz

Hello Chuck
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 05:34:50 PM
Hello Tony!   Good to see you!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 22, 2022, 05:48:02 PM
Oh, I'm around in here, sorta?  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Same old, same old, here. My veggie garden is doing great though, Tators, Onions, Green Beans, all up and doing well, still those PESKY RABBITS threatening everything!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D.............TOO HOT, TOO SOON here!!! arrrggghhhhhhh!!!!  :o :o :o :o

I do hope Mr. Ingmar finds some relief soon!  ;D ;D ;D ;D... :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 05:50:27 PM
Good to see you back, Jonn!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 06:05:07 PM
Hey Jonn!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 22, 2022, 06:14:02 PM
I DO keep up with ya'll.....as they say.......but I never have ANYTHING NEW to say....except I've completely escaped COVID, so far........hahaha........never say never, right?! I am SOOOOOO READY to travel more though.....my last trip was to the Bahamas, in Feb,
 a wonderful WEEK there, but I HATED, HATED all the health protocols, HOOPS, to jump through for the trip.....almost not worth it, you know??? I love flying, my preference here in the USA.
I have to say, DRIVING by car seems more appealing now...... :P :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 06:29:21 PM
Oh, I'm around in here, sorta?  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Same old, same old, here. My veggie garden is doing great though, Tators, Onions, Green Beans, all up and doing well, still those PESKY RABBITS threatening everything!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D.............TOO HOT, TOO SOON here!!! arrrggghhhhhhh!!!!  :o :o :o :o

I do hope Mr. Ingmar finds some relief soon!  ;D ;D ;D ;D... :-* :-* :-* :-*

Hey, good to see you, Jonn.  Same old rabbits threatening the veggies, eh?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 22, 2022, 06:57:24 PM
I have to do a Scan on the computer, which means shutting everything down.

If I don't get back here tonight, Good Night, everyone.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 06:59:35 PM
G'nite or SYL Debbie, there's a bit more thunder outside again. The third system to pass our way today.

It looks like the nastiest system to pass our immediate vicinity today.

mod: Not a bit more, a lot more thunder and lightning.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 07:13:38 PM
Yeah, I hear you on that.  I hate when it's humid like that.

Yes, it can be very bad! It's hard to get used to it as it is usually so dry here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 22, 2022, 07:16:35 PM
I hope the weather isn't too bad in your area, Fritz.

There is another line west of us but it looks like it will stay west.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 22, 2022, 07:30:11 PM
I'm already yawning, I don't know why.  LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 07:47:09 PM
I hope the weather isn't too bad in your area, Fritz.

There is another line west of us but it looks like it will stay west.

The system that's over us now it a lot larger than the earlier ones. But the thunder has died down. There were a couple of times when the lights flickered, but so far they haven't gone out.

No major outages yet on the power company's map.

Whoops! Spoke too soon, there's an area of over 1000 customers out a little east of here.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 22, 2022, 09:52:29 PM
Still some occasional glitches, but so far, so good.

G'nite y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 01:20:19 AM

Bonjour! Fantastic summer weather here this morning.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 01:20:39 AM
I'm so glad. I hope it helps!

It sure does!  :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 01:21:18 AM
Oh, I'm around in here, sorta?  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Hey Jonn!

Long time no see

*waves enthusiastically*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 01:21:36 AM
I do hope Mr. Ingmar finds some relief soon!  ;D ;D ;D ;D... :-* :-* :-* :-*

Merci my friend.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 01:22:17 AM
I'm already yawning, I don't know why.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 01:23:22 AM

With all that heavy medication, I slept totally painfree. Feels so good.

But I'm extremely dizzy now - that's the disadvantage.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 02:52:56 AM
With all that heavy medication, I slept totally painfree. Feels so good.

But I'm extremely dizzy now - that's the disadvantage.

Hi, Ingy.  I'm glad you slept without pain, but be very careful moving around, if you're dizzy.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2022, 04:24:39 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2022, 04:25:09 AM
With all that heavy medication, I slept totally painfree. Feels so good.

But I'm extremely dizzy now - that's the disadvantage.


does the dizziness pass quickly?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:33:36 AM
Hi, Ingy.  I'm glad you slept without pain, but be very careful moving around, if you're dizzy.

Hi, Deb. I will.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:33:53 AM
Good morning Diners!

Hey Chuckster!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:34:23 AM
does the dizziness pass quickly?

not really - not as along as the medication phase isn't over, I presume
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:35:52 AM

I just returned from the first of four strech therapy sessions, at the orthopedist.  (Thirty-five minutes.)
Not unpleasant, but I wonder if it's really helpful.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:36:58 AM

Almost 30°C here again. I'd be happy with 25°C. But at least we've got bright sunshine.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2022, 04:55:48 AM
I just returned from the first of four strech therapy sessions, at the orthopedist.  (Thirty-five minutes.)
Not unpleasant, but I wonder if it's really helpful.


fingers crossed that it is.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 05:30:37 AM
Still some occasional glitches, but so far, so good.

G'nite y'all!

I'm glad your electricity stayed on, Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 05:32:11 AM
With all that heavy medication, I slept totally painfree. Feels so good.

But I'm extremely dizzy now - that's the disadvantage.


Glad to hear about the pain free, but sorry to hear about the dizziness. Not good!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 05:33:10 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D

Good morning, Chuck. I hope your day goes well despite the arrival of the monster!.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 06:14:24 AM
fingers crossed that it is.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 06:14:53 AM
Glad to hear about the pain free, but sorry to hear about the dizziness. Not good!

Seems I can't have the one without the other.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 06:16:05 AM
Seems I can't have the one without the other.

Yes this seems to happen a lot with various medications!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 06:17:32 AM
I'm up and at 'em. Been up since about 4:30 AM. Oh well, the day must go on.  ??? :-\ :'(

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 06:22:17 AM
Yes this seems to happen a lot with various medications!

*nods*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 06:22:38 AM
I'm up and at 'em. Been up since about 4:30 AM. Oh well, the day must go on.  ??? :-\ :'(

Hope you can relax later. I send you froggy hugs! ♥
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 06:35:47 AM
I'm up and at 'em. Been up since about 4:30 AM. Oh well, the day must go on.  ??? :-\ :'(

Good morning, Linda.  Too early, too early, your 4:30 AM.

I've been up too, and actually moving some light furniture around because a lamp is broken and my computer mouse needed new batteries, and various other problems to take care of.  Sorting out things to get rid of.  But least I get to go back to bed for a while now.  I'm sorry you don't have that opportunity.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Sara B on June 23, 2022, 06:43:59 AM
Hello Diners!

I’ve been very involved with family visiting, and sharing all their various moves and plans. At the moment Alexia and her boys are in Greece for a week, coming back on Saturday and staying here on and off until July 5. The twins (14) have grown SO much - all deep voices and hairy legs! ;D

I’m well except for a lot of digestive problems - ?IBS. I wish I could work out what causes it.

Just had a nice tai chi weekend in a beautiful part of Devon.

Hope you’re all well.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 07:50:56 AM
Hi, Sara, it's good to see you.   :) 

Sorry about those digestive problems, my mother had them and I know what a pain they can be.  Hope you can get over them soon.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 07:56:52 AM
I did get a little more sleep, almost an hour, and am now up for the day.  Still trying to get over a headache, but it's not as bad.

Luckily, I'd just gotten up when the handyman called.  He's going to come tomorrow, unfortunately arriving at 8:30AM, but that's the way it goes, better than him not coming at all.  And he will do everything tomorrow: change a ceiling lightbulb and put together the chair, and take the old chair downstairs. 

And also today he'll pick up an extension for my outside drainpipe, and install it tomorrow, because ORKIN had recommended that I have someone get an extension to keep water from collecting too near the house.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 08:26:08 AM

Hi Sara - long time no see.

Hope it's nothing worrying...
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 08:26:42 AM

A friend just visited for half an hour, we needed to discuss a poetry project.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 08:28:44 AM
Hey y'all, cloudy and mild here but steady rain, not heavy, but continuous. I just got a little wet when rushing outside to retrieve the paper. Looks like it will continue this way until well into the afternoon. No storminess after I went to bed, and no power problems, which was a relief. Louise was worried about the power too, but appreciates the rain for her gardens. Nothing on the agenda today, no choir practice, none needed, Sunday will be our last choir mass until August, we take a break during the month of July, except for the mass for St Ann and Joachim toward the end of the month, which will be our last mass with our director. No news yet about her replacement.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Sara! Hoping for healing.

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen! Hope the meds and treatment prove successful.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 08:30:43 AM

Hey Federicolito! Merci.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 09:32:16 AM
Hey y'all, cloudy and mild here but steady rain, not heavy, but continuous. I just got a little wet when rushing outside to retrieve the paper. Looks like it will continue this way until well into the afternoon. No storminess after I went to bed, and no power problems, which was a relief.

Good morning, Fritz.  I'm glad you escaped without any power problems last night.

It's pouring rain here right now, although the computer forecast icon says Rain to stop, so we'll see.

I did tie two lightweight trash bags together and carried them down to the curb in the rain, when I was putting out some mail.  I'll have two more small bags later, but the recycles aren't full enough to bother with this week, especially in the rain.

Still have a headache, but hoping it clears away before my hair appointment.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Sara B on June 23, 2022, 09:56:25 AM
Hi Sara - long time no see.

Hope it's nothing worrying...

Hello all of you!

Ingy, it’s something I’ve had for several years and I had quite a lot of investigation, nothing found. But it’s bothering me more frequently now, and I think I shall go back to the doctor. I’m even considering cancelling the week in Spain I’ve booked in September - I’m not sure how different food will affect me.

That’s enough about my health. I shall look around this new (to me) diner.😀
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Sara B on June 23, 2022, 09:57:22 AM
Hope your headache clears up, Debbie.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 10:11:37 AM

That’s enough about my health. I shall look around this new (to me) diner.😀

Good to have you here, Sara.  But I'm afraid you'll find quite a lot about health in general in here, it seems to be a hot topic.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 10:13:25 AM
Hope your headache clears up, Debbie.

Thanks, Sara.  I tried taking some more medicine and going back to bed, yet again, but it's just too much to deal with today, so I got up and called to cancel my hair appointment for today.

I couldn't get dressed and make it up there in less than two hours, and without lunch.  Am hoping to be able to eat lunch after some more rest.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Jenny on June 23, 2022, 10:14:01 AM
Hello, Sara! :) Long time no see. Sorry to hear about the digestive problems. It sounds very frustrating. Glad you're having family visiting, even so.

Hope you feel better soon, Debbie. :(

Ingwriter, I'm sorry to hear you're feeling dizzy, and hope you are being careful about moving around. A fall won't help. :( Stretching is good, or should be, for the cramp.

Hello Fritz. :) Hello Linda. :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 10:30:18 AM
Hey Jenny!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 12:01:46 PM
Hope you feel better soon, Debbie. :(


Hi, Jenny, thanks.  It's good to see you here!

I'm up again, and hope to eat some lunch now.  Today I also had stomach issues, and couldn't tell if they were related to the headache or not....probably not.  But I did almost feel like I might throw up (and didn't), and wasn't sure if that was part of a migraine, or part of the stomach problem.

Hope you and Mr Jenny are feeling okay, and doing well otherwise.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 12:15:00 PM
Ingy, it’s something I’ve had for several years and I had quite a lot of investigation, nothing found. But it’s bothering me more frequently now, and I think I shall go back to the doctor. I’m even considering cancelling the week in Spain I’ve booked in September - I’m not sure how different food will affect me.

That’s enough about my health. I shall look around this new (to me) diner.😀

 :-*

Bonne chance, en tout cas !

(And what a pity it would be to actually miss out on Spain...)
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 12:15:40 PM
Ingwriter, I'm sorry to hear you're feeling dizzy, and hope you are being careful about moving around. A fall won't help. :( Stretching is good, or should be, for the cramp.

Merci for your sweet words, Jennyleinchen.

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Post by: Jenny on June 23, 2022, 12:23:04 PM
Fritz, I know you'll be thrilled to hear that I washed my hair!
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 23, 2022, 12:23:09 PM
Hi all,

I just posted this over in the Anne Hathaway thread:

https://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/anne-hathaway-cover-summer-2022

But thought you might be interested over here too.

mf
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Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 12:59:38 PM
Fritz, I know you'll be thrilled to hear that I washed my hair!

Yay!

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


About to watch the hearing now.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 01:36:33 PM
I just posted this over in the Anne Hathaway thread:
https://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/anne-hathaway-cover-summer-2022
But thought you might be interested over here too.

!!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 01:37:01 PM

Heavy thunderstorms approaching here!

 :o
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Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 01:37:56 PM
Good luck! Ours are finally over with.

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Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 02:13:14 PM
Yes, good luck with the storms.

Take care of the froggies (I'm sure you've done that already  ;) ).
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 02:17:35 PM
Finished lunch, and am feeling a lot better and more normal now.  But still planning to rest this afternoon, and maybe play a relaxing game.  No reading, because reading seems harder on my eyes than looking at the computer screen, when I don't feel well.

Had hoped to make a business call today to schedule something, but time has gotten away from me, and I think it's too late to start on that, at 4:15.  Maybe in between appointments tomorrow, or on Monday. 

Oh, the haircut is postponed until tomorrow afternoon, if I didn't mention it, so I meant I may have some time in between the handyman and the haircut tomorrow, depending on how things go.
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Post by: tfferg on June 23, 2022, 03:50:10 PM
Hello Chuck

Hello Fritz

Hello Jenny
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Post by: tfferg on June 23, 2022, 03:53:50 PM
Hello Debbie

Glad you're feeling better and your handyman will come tomorrow.

I got a call that our gas heater will be decommissioned and the aircon installed in the living room on  6th July
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Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 03:54:36 PM
Hey Tony! That's what you wanted, right?

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Post by: tfferg on June 23, 2022, 03:57:19 PM
Hello Sara

Good to see you!

Glad you are having time with the Australian family.

I hope you can get good treatment for the digestive problem
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 23, 2022, 03:59:09 PM
I went to the skin cancer specialist yesterday. He did a biopsy of a sore on my back. He said he'll call me when begets the results from the lab.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 23, 2022, 04:04:36 PM
Phong had a bad night with his cough the other night, so he didn't get enough sleep. It was after 11 pm when he got home from work last night, so after midnight when we got to bed. He got up just before6 this morning becausebhe has to be at the hotel at 8.45 to have a fitting for his new uniform and to have his photo taken for his new ID badge. He's rostered on from 2 to 10 pm.
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Post by: tfferg on June 23, 2022, 04:05:59 PM
Hey Tony! That's what you wanted, right?

Yes, Fritz, I've been waiting for the call since the beginning of June
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Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 04:09:16 PM
Phong had a bad night with his cough the other night, so he didn't get enough sleep. It was after 11 pm when he got home from work last night, so after midnight when we got to bed. He got up just before6 this morning becausebhe has to be at the hotel at 8.45 to have a fitting for his new uniform and to have his photo taken for his new ID badge. He's rostered on from 2 to 10 pm.

Poor guy, hope he finds relief soon.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2022, 04:12:36 PM
Hello Diners!

;D

home again, and it feels good!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2022, 04:13:36 PM
Good morning, Chuck. I hope your day goes well despite the arrival of the monster!.


Hello Auntie.  It went well today, and  I was able to get the monster pretty much dealt with today.  Once it's reviewed and signed, I can send it out, and then start my preliminary work on it.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2022, 04:14:47 PM
Hello Diners!

I’ve been very involved with family visiting, and sharing all their various moves and plans. At the moment Alexia and her boys are in Greece for a week, coming back on Saturday and staying here on and off until July 5. The twins (14) have grown SO much - all deep voices and hairy legs! ;D

I’m well except for a lot of digestive problems - ?IBS. I wish I could work out what causes it.

Just had a nice tai chi weekend in a beautiful part of Devon.

Hope you’re all well.

Hiya Sara!  It's good to see you here!  Sounds like you're having a good time with your family!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2022, 04:18:10 PM
Busy day in the diner!  We've had Auntie, Debs, Fritz, Tony, Ingy, Sara, Jenny, Michael, and recent visits from Bob and Jonn.

;D
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:20:43 PM
Good luck! Ours are finally over with.

We got rain, mainly. (And we saved all our outdoor froggies and potted plants before.)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:21:04 PM
Yes, good luck with the storms.

Take care of the froggies (I'm sure you've done that already  ;) ).

1. Thanks.

2. great minds  :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:21:29 PM
I went to the skin cancer specialist yesterday. He did a biopsy of a sore on my back. He said he'll call me when begets the results from the lab.

oh...
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:21:49 PM
Phong had a bad night with his cough the other night, so he didn't get enough sleep. It was after 11 pm when he got home from work last night, so after midnight when we got to bed. He got up just before6 this morning becausebhe has to be at the hotel at 8.45 to have a fitting for his new uniform and to have his photo taken for his new ID badge. He's rostered on from 2 to 10 pm.

Best wishes to Phong!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 04:28:53 PM
We got rain, mainly.

On the plain?

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2022, 04:31:41 PM
In Spain.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:40:20 PM
On the plain?

Yes, Mr Harrison.

 ;D
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:40:33 PM
In Spain.

Oui, Audrey.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:40:52 PM

Bedtime for me. Good night, Diner friends.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 04:42:55 PM
Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Ingxærzæxsævtækæraut!

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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 23, 2022, 04:44:28 PM

Du auch, umlautfreudiges und diphtongenthusiastisches Fritzleinchen!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2022, 04:49:15 PM
sleep well, Ingy!  See you tomorrow!
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Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 05:05:28 PM
I went to the skin cancer specialist yesterday. He did a biopsy of a sore on my back. He said he'll call me when begets the results from the lab.

Hoping for good news, Tony.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 05:06:30 PM
Phong had a bad night with his cough the other night, so he didn't get enough sleep. It was after 11 pm when he got home from work last night, so after midnight when we got to bed. He got up just before6 this morning becausebhe has to be at the hotel at 8.45 to have a fitting for his new uniform and to have his photo taken for his new ID badge. He's rostered on from 2 to 10 pm.

Sounds like it might be a tough day for Phong.  Hope he can rest after he gets home.
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Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 05:07:46 PM

I was able to get the monster pretty much dealt with today.  Once it's reviewed and signed, I can send it out, and then start my preliminary work on it.

Good evening, Chuck.  That's good, I'm glad you made that much progress today.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2022, 05:25:47 PM
Hiya Debs!
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Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 05:31:19 PM
Hiya Debs!

 ;D


I did play a game for a little while after lunch, then rested in bed some more.  The headache doesn't seem to be returning, so I'm tomorrow will be a better day, since I have two appointments tomorrow.

Then got up and made my business phone call, which turned out to have a 24/7 answering line, so that's done.  Now eating some salad, topped with grilled chicken, for dinner.
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Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 05:32:51 PM
Tomorrow or this weekend, I also have to continue going through things to get ready to put out for donation on Monday's pickup.
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Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 05:33:03 PM
Hope you can relax later. I send you froggy hugs! ♥

Thanks so much Ingy! ❤️❤️❤️ I had a very relaxing day!

I have a surprise free 4 day weekend as the family decided to go camping with some friends down at Elephant Butte State Park. They left about noon and will be back on Sunday mid day.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 05:34:33 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Yay! I remember Elephant Butte SP well, a fair ways north of El Paso.

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Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 05:34:45 PM
I had a very relaxing day!

I have a surprise free 4 day weekend as the family decided to go camping with some friends down at Elephant Butte State Park. They left about noon and will be back on Sunday mid day.

Hi, Linda!  That's what you really need, some time to yourself to rest or relax, or do whatever you want to do.  Glad to hear it!   :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 05:38:03 PM
Good morning, Linda.  Too early, too early, your 4:30 AM.

I've been up too, and actually moving some light furniture around because a lamp is broken and my computer mouse needed new batteries, and various other problems to take care of.  Sorting out things to get rid of.  But least I get to go back to bed for a while now.  I'm sorry you don't have that opportunity.

Thanks Debbie. That's ok about not going back to bed as I didn't have much to do today, and I'm going to bed early tonight, or when I fall asleep, whichever comes first! :D
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2022, 05:38:13 PM
Thanks so much Ingy! ❤️❤️❤️ I had a very relaxing day!

I have a surprise free 4 day weekend as the family decided to go camping with some friends down at Elephant Butte State Park. They left about noon and will be back on Sunday mid day.


Happy Surprise!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 05:38:51 PM
NM 152 between Hillsboro and Silver City and NM 35/15 up to Gila Cliff Dwellings are some of my all time favorite roads.

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Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 05:41:50 PM
Hello Diners!

I’ve been very involved with family visiting, and sharing all their various moves and plans. At the moment Alexia and her boys are in Greece for a week, coming back on Saturday and staying here on and off until July 5. The twins (14) have grown SO much - all deep voices and hairy legs! ;D

I’m well except for a lot of digestive problems - ?IBS. I wish I could work out what causes it.

Just had a nice tai chi weekend in a beautiful part of Devon.

Hope you’re all well.

Hi Sara, so good to see you.  Lots of family stuff tend to keep us busy, I understand.

I'm so sorry about your digestive issues. As a life long sufferer, I totally understand. It is so difficult to narrow down what is causing the problems, as you said. I always had the same issue. I hope you can figure it out
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 05:51:15 PM
Hello, Sara! :) Long time no see. Sorry to hear about the digestive problems. It sounds very frustrating. Glad you're having family visiting, even so.

Hope you feel better soon, Debbie. :(

Ingwriter, I'm sorry to hear you're feeling dizzy, and hope you are being careful about moving around. A fall won't help. :( Stretching is good, or should be, for the cramp.

Hello Fritz. :) Hello Linda. :)

Hi Jenny.

I'm having a last minute free 4 day weekend.

I hope you and Mr. J are doing well .
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 06:06:17 PM
Hi all,

I just posted this over in the Anne Hathaway thread:

https://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/anne-hathaway-cover-summer-2022

But thought you might be interested over here too.

mf

It was a very interesting interview.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 06:07:17 PM
Hello Tony.

I hope you and Phong are well.
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Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 06:08:09 PM
Hello Debbie

Glad you're feeling better and your handyman will come tomorrow.

I got a call that our gas heater will be decommissioned and the aircon installed in the living room on  6th July

This is definitely good news, Tony. I know you are looking forward to it!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 06:19:22 PM
Thanks Debbie. That's ok about not going back to bed as I didn't have much to do today, and I'm going to bed early tonight, or when I fall asleep, whichever comes first! :D

Well, that's good, Linda.  The kind of evenings I like, go to sleep whenever I fall asleep!
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Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 06:28:21 PM
Hello Diners!

;D

home again, and it feels good!

Hiya Chuck! I'm glad your work day is over!
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 23, 2022, 06:29:49 PM
It was a very interesting interview.

Glad you liked it Linda!  :-*
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Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 06:42:19 PM
Bedtime for me. Good night, Diner friends.

Good night Ingy. I hope you sleep pain free again tonight!
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Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 06:47:45 PM
Glad you liked it Linda!  :-*

I really did. I've never seen an interview done in this format before. It really is different, and makes it really interesting.
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Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 07:10:17 PM
Good night, Fritz, Linda, Chuck, Michael, Jenny, and anyone else.

My alarm is set for 6:30, because the handyman is coming so early, so I hope to get some sleep before then.  Then I should be around in the midday, although may be working in the library arranging things for the donations.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 07:23:43 PM
G'nite Debbie, good luck!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2022, 07:34:46 PM
Good night Debs, hope everything gets done tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 07:45:06 PM
Goodnight Debbie. Sleep well.
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Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 07:50:01 PM
I just finished supper and now need to clean up dishes.

Hey Fritz.  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Ole Miss won today, so they will go up against Oklahoma on Saturday! None of the teams I was rooting for advanced so my only hope now is that Ole Miss will beat OK.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 07:56:02 PM
By this point they can both lose!  ;D

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Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 08:10:52 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Yay! I remember Elephant Butte SP well, a fair ways north of El Paso.

Yes, it's only 2 hours south of here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 08:11:34 PM
By this point they can both lose!  ;D



Well yeah, but I just want Oklahoma to get beat!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 08:13:40 PM
Hi, Linda!  That's what you really need, some time to yourself to rest or relax, or do whatever you want to do.  Glad to hear it!   :)

Yes it'll be a nice weekend.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 08:14:55 PM

Happy Surprise!

Definitely!  :D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 08:17:12 PM
NM 152 between Hillsboro and Silver City and NM 35/15 up to Gila Cliff Dwellings are some of my all time favorite roads.



Yes, they are very scenic roads! A lot of them in NM are!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 23, 2022, 08:19:22 PM
Best wishes to Phong!

Thanks, Ingy. He phoned me when he was finished with this morning. He said he was among 30 or 40 people starting jobs across the there hotels.He was on his way to the food court in the complex to have dhal and lamb for lunch before he starts his afternoon shift.

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Post by: tfferg on June 23, 2022, 08:22:02 PM
Hoping for good news, Tony.

Thanks, Debbie
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Post by: tfferg on June 23, 2022, 08:23:53 PM
Hello Linda

Yay!
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Post by: tfferg on June 23, 2022, 08:27:52 PM
This is definitely good news, Tony. I know you are looking forward to it!

I am, Linda. We should be much more comfortable and I hope it will reduce our bills

I just got a call from the company asking when I want the air conditioner delivered. I thought that the installer/s would Brin g it with them because they are the same company. It will be delivered on the day before.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 08:40:30 PM
Oh Fritz. The State has reopened all the National Forests in the State today due to all the rain we've gotten over the last few days. They've been closed since the end of April.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: foreverinawe on June 23, 2022, 08:53:35 PM
Hey Fritz,

You mentioned Silver City, New Mexico, and it brought back some very old memories. The USAF sent me there for eight weeks in 1951.  I was a brand new airman, and this was my tech school. I was going to be a clerk-typist.

New Mexico State Teachers college was the site, and the AF had rented it during the school’s summer vacation. There were about 200 of us, and we lived in the girls’ dorm, which was quite nice, and we ate in the campus dining hall, also quite nice. On weekends we were free to roam the town, but had an 11 pm curfew.

One morning on our third week the CO had us all fall out in front of the dorm. He told us to pack some clothes and our toothbrush, because we were going to help put out a forest fire in the Gila National Forest. A couple hours later, a group of busses drove up, and we were on our way.

Chicago born and bred, I felt fully qualified to help. For 10 days we trudged up and down the rocky slopes, never once seeing smoke or sticking our shovels in the ground. The mountains and the forests were beautiful, On the 10th day we got back on the busses and became typists again.

As you know, Silver City is a small town. There was a movie theater and a Dairy Queen, but that was about it. Yucca plants were everywhere, but I had never seen them before -- I fell in love with them. (Seventy+ years later, I have six growing in my yard in Tennessee.)

Well, we finished our training, and I got a surprise. I was No. 1 in my class, and that earned an automatic promotion to corporal.
I had a week’s leave coming, and I wanted to go home.

The CO (a captain) let it be known that if any of the graduates wanted to ride in his brand new Hudson Hornet up to Albuquerque he’d be happy to oblige for $50 a head. Five of us kicked in. When he let us out at the airport, he said “Now I’m gonna have one helluva weekend!”

A few hours later I was heading to Chicago in a new Lockheed Constellation.  I never mentioned to any of my classmates I could type 60 words a minute, which I learned in high school

   ~~~fia
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Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 08:56:25 PM
Hey Bob, fantastic memory! Yeah, Silver City is a very nice place there up in the mountains, so it's relatively mild, yet it doesn't get all that much snow in the winter. It has become a popular retirement destination too.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 08:56:43 PM
Oh Fritz. The State has reopened all the National Forests in the State today due to all the rain we've gotten over the last few days. They've been closed since the end of April.

Great to hear!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 08:57:41 PM
I am, Linda. We should be much more comfortable and I hope it will reduce our bills

I just got a call from the company asking when I want the air conditioner delivered. I thought that the installer/s would Brin g it with them because they are the same company. It will be delivered on the day before.

Hope everything goes smoothly.

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Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2022, 10:01:38 PM
G'nite y'all!

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Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 10:22:46 PM

Ole Miss won today, so they will go up against Oklahoma on Saturday! None of the teams I was rooting for advanced so my only hope now is that Ole Miss will beat OK.

That's a tough choice!

I'd have them both lose, too, Fritz.

Well, this is just an after-midnight catchup peek-in, since I had to use the bathroom, but I did get some sleep and am going back now for more sleep.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 23, 2022, 10:29:15 PM

A few hours later I was heading to Chicago in a new Lockheed Constellation. 

That must be what we called a Conny, or Connie.  Not sure of the spelling, but if I'm not mistaken, my uncle, who had a desk job with United Airlines then, took me from Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming on a demonstration flight of that airplane, sometime in the 1950s.

Oh, and I like yucca plants, too, although I haven't seen them in person where I've lived.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 23, 2022, 11:13:40 PM
I really did. I've never seen an interview done in this format before. It really is different, and makes it really interesting.

They're really good at it! I've been reading Interview on and off since the 70s.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 11:42:22 PM
They're really good at it! I've been reading Interview on and off since the 70s.

Oh dumb me, I thought it was a new thing. Thanks for letting me know. I'll look up some more of them!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 11:49:51 PM
Hey Fritz,

You mentioned Silver City, New Mexico, and it brought back some very old memories. The USAF sent me there for eight weeks in 1951.  I was a brand new airman, and this was my tech school. I was going to be a clerk-typist.

New Mexico State Teachers college was the site, and the AF had rented it during the school’s summer vacation. There were about 200 of us, and we lived in the girls’ dorm, which was quite nice, and we ate in the campus dining hall, also quite nice. On weekends we were free to roam the town, but had an 11 pm curfew.

One morning on our third week the CO had us all fall out in front of the dorm. He told us to pack some clothes and our toothbrush, because we were going to help put out a forest fire in the Gila National Forest.

A couple hours later, a group of busses drove up, and we were on our way. Chicago born and bred, I felt fully qualified to help. For 10 days we trudged up and down the rocky slopes, never once seeing smoke or sticking our shovels in the ground. The mountains and the forests were beautiful, On the 10th day we got back on the busses and became typists again.

As you know, Silver City is a small town. There was a movie theater and a Dairy Queen, but that was about it. Yucca plants were everywhere, but I had never seen them before -- I fell in love with them. (Seventy+ years later, I have six growing in my yard in Tennessee.)

Well, we finished our training, and I got a surprise. I was No. 1 in my class, and that earned an automatic promotion to corporal.
I had a week’s leave coming, and I wanted to go home.

The CO (a captain) let it be known that if any of the graduates wanted to ride in his brand new Hudson Hornet up to Albuquerque he’d be happy to oblige for $50 a head. Five of us kicked in. When he let us out at the airport, he said “Now I’m gonna have one helluva weekend!”

A few hours later I was heading to Chicago in a new Lockheed Constellation.  I never mentioned to any of my classmates I could type 60 words a minute, which I learned in high school

   ~~~fia

Great story, Bob. I never thought I'd like living in New Mexico. If I could have continued to afford it, I'd still be in San Francisco, but living in NM isn't bad. It has its drawbacks, but so does most other places. The majesty of the mountains and the beauty of the deserts are hard to beat. Also the low humidity is a plus, especially from someone who grew up in Texas. The rich history of the inhabitants of the State is also amazing to find out about , and it has a very healthy and active gay community, which I am very happy about. All in all, a good place to live.
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Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2022, 11:51:52 PM
Off to bed for me. I've stayed up way too late. Hopefully I can sleep in late tomorrow. Good night everyone.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 24, 2022, 12:59:03 AM

Bonjour.

It has been raining heavily during the night.

I slept well due to the medication.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 24, 2022, 12:59:19 AM
sleep well, Ingy!  See you tomorrow!

ju tu, Chuckster!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 24, 2022, 12:59:46 AM
Thanks so much Ingy! ❤️❤️❤️ I had a very relaxing day!

I have a surprise free 4 day weekend as the family decided to go camping with some friends down at Elephant Butte State Park. They left about noon and will be back on Sunday mid day.

1. Great.

2. Even better!

 :-*
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 24, 2022, 01:00:17 AM
Good night Ingy. I hope you sleep pain free again tonight!

I did - merci!

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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 24, 2022, 01:00:41 AM
Thanks, Ingy. He phoned me when he was finished with this morning. He said he was among 30 or 40 people starting jobs across the there hotels.He was on his way to the food court in the complex to have dhal and lamb for lunch before he starts his afternoon shift.

I see.
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Post by: tfferg on June 24, 2022, 01:34:03 AM
Hey Fritz,

You mentioned Silver City, New Mexico, and it brought back some very old memories. The USAF sent me there for eight weeks in 1951.  I was a brand new airman, and this was my tech school. I was going to be a clerk-typist.

New Mexico State Teachers college was the site, and the AF had rented it during the school’s summer vacation. There were about 200 of us, and we lived in the girls’ dorm, which was quite nice, and we ate in the campus dining hall, also quite nice. On weekends we were free to roam the town, but had an 11 pm curfew.

One morning on our third week the CO had us all fall out in front of the dorm. He told us to pack some clothes and our toothbrush, because we were going to help put out a forest fire in the Gila National Forest.

A couple hours later, a group of busses drove up, and we were on our way. Chicago born and bred, I felt fully qualified to help. For 10 days we trudged up and down the rocky slopes, never once seeing smoke or sticking our shovels in the ground. The mountains and the forests were beautiful, On the 10th day we got back on the busses and became typists again.

As you know, Silver City is a small town. There was a movie theater and a Dairy Queen, but that was about it. Yucca plants were everywhere, but I had never seen them before -- I fell in love with them. (Seventy+ years later, I have six growing in my yard in Tennessee.)

Well, we finished our training, and I got a surprise. I was No. 1 in my class, and that earned an automatic promotion to corporal.
I had a week’s leave coming, and I wanted to go home.

The CO (a captain) let it be known that if any of the graduates wanted to ride in his brand new Hudson Hornet up to Albuquerque he’d be happy to oblige for $50 a head. Five of us kicked in. When he let us out at the airport, he said “Now I’m gonna have one helluva weekend!”

A few hours later I was heading to Chicago in a new Lockheed Constellation.  I never mentioned to any of my classmates I could type 60 words a minute, which I learned in high school

   ~~~fia


Your CO seems quite a character,.Bob
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 24, 2022, 01:52:56 AM

*waves to Tony*

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Post by: tfferg on June 24, 2022, 02:05:02 AM
Hello Ingy

Good to see you had a painless night's sleep
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 24, 2022, 02:06:23 AM

 ;)  :)
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Post by: Sara B on June 24, 2022, 02:24:16 AM
Good morning Ingy,  :-* :-* :-* :-*

and hello everyone and thanks for your nice responses. I must put on the clean sheets for the family returning from Greece tonight (at about 3am  :o).
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 04:10:03 AM
Good morning Diners!

TGIF!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 04:13:23 AM
Hey Fritz,

You mentioned Silver City, New Mexico, and it brought back some very old memories. The USAF sent me there for eight weeks in 1951.  I was a brand new airman, and this was my tech school. I was going to be a clerk-typist.

New Mexico State Teachers college was the site, and the AF had rented it during the school’s summer vacation. There were about 200 of us, and we lived in the girls’ dorm, which was quite nice, and we ate in the campus dining hall, also quite nice. On weekends we were free to roam the town, but had an 11 pm curfew.

One morning on our third week the CO had us all fall out in front of the dorm. He told us to pack some clothes and our toothbrush, because we were going to help put out a forest fire in the Gila National Forest.

A couple hours later, a group of busses drove up, and we were on our way. Chicago born and bred, I felt fully qualified to help. For 10 days we trudged up and down the rocky slopes, never once seeing smoke or sticking our shovels in the ground. The mountains and the forests were beautiful, On the 10th day we got back on the busses and became typists again.

As you know, Silver City is a small town. There was a movie theater and a Dairy Queen, but that was about it. Yucca plants were everywhere, but I had never seen them before -- I fell in love with them. (Seventy+ years later, I have six growing in my yard in Tennessee.)

Well, we finished our training, and I got a surprise. I was No. 1 in my class, and that earned an automatic promotion to corporal.
I had a week’s leave coming, and I wanted to go home.

The CO (a captain) let it be known that if any of the graduates wanted to ride in his brand new Hudson Hornet up to Albuquerque he’d be happy to oblige for $50 a head. Five of us kicked in. When he let us out at the airport, he said “Now I’m gonna have one helluva weekend!”

A few hours later I was heading to Chicago in a new Lockheed Constellation.  I never mentioned to any of my classmates I could type 60 words a minute, which I learned in high school

   ~~~fia


Hello Bob!   Thanks for sharing that story!   Sounds like you're a strong typist.  I took typing in high school.  I planned on going to college, and thought I would need that skill for writing papers.  I'm nowhere near as good as you, but I never regretted taking the class, it's served me well over the years.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 04:15:25 AM
Good morning to Tony, Sara, and Ingy!

Sounds like Phong has been busy with the new job.  I hope he's enjoying it!   Ingy, thank goodness you slept well!   Sara, enjoy having the family around!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 24, 2022, 04:45:22 AM
Good morning Ingy,  :-* :-* :-* :-*

buon giorno cara  :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 24, 2022, 04:45:39 AM
Good morning Diners!

Hey Chuckster!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 24, 2022, 04:46:07 AM
Ingy, thank goodness you slept well!

 :) ;)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 05:00:43 AM
Hello Ingy!   Just about to start getting ready for work!

How are you?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 24, 2022, 05:21:45 AM

I'm ok - to say I'm fine would be a lie.

Could be worse, though.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 24, 2022, 05:22:18 AM

I will take a short break here and be back late on Sunday evening or Monday morning.

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

SYL

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 05:24:58 AM
Have a great weekend, Ingy!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 05:27:45 AM
Good morning Diners!

TGIF!

Good morning, Chuck.

Definitely TGIF!  I am so looking forward to the weekend!

Hope you are well.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 05:29:03 AM
Hi, Ingy.  Enjoy your weekend break.

Hi, Sara.

Getting ready for the handyman now.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 08:12:29 AM

Hello Bob!   Thanks for sharing that story!   Sounds like you're a strong typist.  I took typing in high school.  I planned on going to college, and thought I would need that skill for writing papers.  I'm nowhere near as good as you, but I never regretted taking the class, it's served me well over the years.

Yes, I took a typing class in high school (one semester typing, one semester music appreciation!) and am glad I did. In my last two years in high school and throughout college I typed my own papers, much to the relief of my Mother, since she typed all of my sisters' papers!  ;D

Hey y'all, cloudy with some sun here, the heat and humidity are on the rise so I closed the windows upstairs and down, but it still shouldn't be too bad yet.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Sara!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen! Toi toi toi mit der Genesung! Schönes Wochenende!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 24, 2022, 08:30:11 AM
Good morning to Tony, Sara, and Ingy!

Sounds like Phong has been busy with the new job.  I hope he's enjoying it!   

Phong has one more shift to work in the old job tomorrow. Today's shift was very busy - school broke up for two weeks holiday today. He has two days of induction training for the new job on Monday.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 08:39:57 AM
Hope everything works out well for him.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 09:20:52 AM
Phong has one more shift to work in the old job tomorrow. Today's shift was very busy - school broke up for two weeks holiday today. He has two days of induction training for the new job on Monday.

Oh, so he's still at the old job!  I thought he had started already.  Well then, I wish him much luck and happiness at the new one for Monday.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 09:22:30 AM
Yes, I took a typing class in high school (one semester typing, one semester music appreciation!) and am glad I did. In my last two years in high school and throughout college I typed my own papers, much to the relief of my Mother, since she typed all of my sisters' papers!  ;D


Yeah, my mom was a good typist as well, and she knew short hand, but that didn't serve any purpose for me.

I just figured it would be best just to learn how to type, as writing out any papers, and then giving them to mom to type, would just be a waste of time.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 09:25:09 AM
Definitely TGIF!  I am so looking forward to the weekend!

Me too!  ;D  Since we were off on Monday, the week passed a little quicker.  Then, after next week, July 4th is a Monday, so it will be a quiet week again.
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Post by: killersmom on June 24, 2022, 09:49:05 AM
I am, Linda. We should be much more comfortable and I hope it will reduce our bills

I just got a call from the company asking when I want the air conditioner delivered. I thought that the installer/s would Brin g it with them because they are the same company. It will be delivered on the day before.

I'm so glad for you about this. I hope the installation goes smoothly, and that you realize a reduction in your bills!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 24, 2022, 09:51:32 AM
I did - merci!



I'm so glad. Please have a relaxing weekend  and I hope you continue to improve.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 24, 2022, 09:52:38 AM
Good morning Diners!

TGIF!

Good almost afternoon, Chuck. I hope the rest of your Friday goes well and quickly. ♥️
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 24, 2022, 10:06:11 AM
Phong has one more shift to work in the old job tomorrow. Today's shift was very busy - school broke up for two weeks holiday today. He has two days of induction training for the new job on Monday.

Good luck to him in his new job and I hope he enjoys iit and that they don't work him to death.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 24, 2022, 10:11:42 AM
Yes, I took a typing class in high school (one semester typing, one semester music appreciation!) and am glad I did. In my last two years in high school and throughout college I typed my own papers, much to the relief of my Mother, since she typed all of my sisters' papers!  ;D

Hey y'all, cloudy with some sun here, the heat and humidity are on the rise so I closed the windows upstairs and down, but it still shouldn't be too bad yet.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Sara!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen! Toi toi toi mit der Genesung! Schönes Wochenende!



Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
It's very humid and hot here as well. No rain yesterday, and only a slight chance today, but the next 3 days should pick up again.

I'm going to go outside and take my frustrations out on the weeds. I'm so angry now, even though I knew it was a foregone conclusion. I know it's 1 step forward, but this feels like 100 steps backwards! >:D >:D >:D 
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Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 10:26:38 AM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Yep.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 10:38:28 AM
Hi, Fritz, Linda, Chuck, everyone.

It's been busy today.  The handyman was here and assembled the chair, although now is the first time I've really had to sit in it and type since he left.  It seems okay, the old chair didn't have armrests and this one does, so that may hinder some reaches, but the seat and back are very comfortable.

After he left, was working in the library, sorting through some things for Monday's charity pickup, and put Christmas ornament boxes in the empty chair's box.  I plan to donate most ornaments, but will keep a few favorites.  Of course, I'll keep an owl ornament, which I'm not sure where it came from but it's likely that my mom sent it to me.   :)

Eating lunch now, and then the hair appointment in a couple of hours.  Then maybe get some turkey food, but not sure about that yet.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 11:03:38 AM
I'm going to go outside and take my frustrations out on the weeds. I'm so angry now, even though I knew it was a foregone conclusion. I know it's 1 step forward, but this feels like 100 steps backwards! >:D >:D >:D 

Make the weeds pay!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 11:48:18 AM
Hi, Chuck.  After trying out the new chair, I was reminded that the armrests swivel out slightly to each side, and that makes a wider opening for arms and hands on the keyboard, and it's easier to type.  Not like being constricted in shackles.

So it seems to be working out very well now.  The height of the chair is adjustable, but it seems to be right, now.  The arms are slightly higher than the work table that the computer sits on, so they don't bump into that table.  And the arms are slightly lower than the round table behind me, where I swivel around to eat, so they don't bump into that table, either.  I'm glad I got this new chair.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 12:10:52 PM
Sounds just like what the doctor ordered!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 12:15:08 PM
Hey Debs, glad to hear the chair is working out!
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Post by: Jenny on June 24, 2022, 01:30:44 PM
The chair sounds perfect for you, Debbie. :)
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Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 01:31:02 PM
Hey Jenny!

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Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 02:19:29 PM
The chair sounds perfect for you, Debbie. :)

Thanks, Jenny, and Fritz, and Chuck.   :)
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Post by: tfferg on June 24, 2022, 03:25:20 PM
Hope everything works out well for him.

I hope so too, Fritz
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Post by: tfferg on June 24, 2022, 03:26:34 PM
Oh, so he's still at the old job!  I thought he had started already.  Well then, I wish him much luck and happiness at the new one for Monday.

Thanks, Chuck
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 24, 2022, 03:32:02 PM

Yeah, my mom was a good typist as well, and she knew short hand, but that didn't serve any purpose for me.

I just figured it would be best just to learn how to type, as writing out any papers, and then giving them to mom to type, would just be a waste of time.

I didn't have the option of learning to type at school. Typing was only for girls in the commercial stream.

I used to handwrite my university essays.  in later years, I paid a typist.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 24, 2022, 03:34:50 PM
I'm so glad for you about this. I hope the installation goes smoothly, and that you realize a reduction in your bills!

Thank you, Linda
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 03:34:59 PM
Hey Tony!

I made a little money in undergraduate and grad school typing papers for fellow students.

Back in 1975 I typed a doctoral thesis for a friend (it was complicated enough that I stayed and ate with him and his wife), it took many days, but I financed a driving trip to Alaska by the money I made! I travelled with a friend from college to share expenses.

It was a set amount per page, I forget what the going rate was back then. The title page was usually free.

I had a portable manual which I used for many years.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 24, 2022, 03:36:37 PM
Good luck to him in his new job and I hope he enjoys iit and that they don't work him to death.

My hopes too, Linda
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 24, 2022, 03:42:08 PM
Hi, Chuck.  After trying out the new chair, I was reminded that the armrests swivel out slightly to each side, and that makes a wider opening for arms and hands on the keyboard, and it's easier to type.  Not like being constricted in shackles.

So it seems to be working out very well now.  The height of the chair is adjustable, but it seems to be right, now.  The arms are slightly higher than the work table that the computer sits on, so they don't bump into that table.  And the arms are slightly lower than the round table behind me, where I swivel around to eat, so they don't bump into that table, either.  I'm glad I got this new chair.

Hello Debbie

That's pleasing. You made a good choice.
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Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 03:47:09 PM
Hi, Tony.  Thanks.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 03:48:20 PM
I got home from the haircut, then sorted books for half an hour or so, then went up to pick up turkey dinners for tonight and the next couple of days.  Having part of one of them now.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 05:27:32 PM
I didn't have the option of learning to type at school. Typing was only for girls in the commercial stream.

I used to handwrite my university essays.  in later years, I paid a typist.

I knew a few people in college who made extra money that way,  typing up term papers for their fellow students who couldn't type, and charging a fee.

I'm assuming that's not really a viable option now, with so many people typing to be online.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 05:33:54 PM
Debs got her hair cut.

(https://www.photofunky.net/output/image/d/e/c/5/dec51c/photofunky.gif)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 05:40:41 PM
I knew a few people in college who made extra money that way,  typing up term papers for their fellow students who couldn't type, and charging a fee.

I'm assuming that's not really a viable option now, with so many people typing to be online.

Yes, it wouldn't be workable at all any more.

I remember at one of my first jobs, cutting and pasting involved scissors and glue.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 06:03:25 PM
Yes, it wouldn't be workable at all any more.

I remember at one of my first jobs, cutting and pasting involved scissors and glue.


:laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 06:06:16 PM
Debs got her hair cut.

(https://www.photofunky.net/output/image/d/e/c/5/dec51c/photofunky.gif)

Well, it's shorter than that.   ;D

But it looks and feels better.  I'm having some medical work at the end of July and the hairdresser didn't think I should make another appointment yet, until I see how I feel, so she gave it a good shorter length in case I have to wait a few extra weeks next time.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 06:07:26 PM

I remember at one of my first jobs, cutting and pasting involved scissors and glue.

Those were the days, Fritz.    :D
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Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 06:09:09 PM
Just over to Louise to move her firepit from near the porch to its original location a little ways from the house. We had brought it near to the house for the party on Tuesday, but as it turned out we never did use it.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 06:10:27 PM
Those were the days, Fritz.    :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3KEhWTnWvE

I didn't realize that the song was originally Russian and Georgian.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Those_Were_the_Days_(song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMly5NzZ5Ek

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 06:10:42 PM
Finally sitting down now, after being on my feet ever since dinner, standing between a tall bookcase and the table, going through some more books to find ones that can be given away.

Finding lots of good ones to keep, but others I could care less about any more.  I want to reuse some of the shelf space for other things.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 06:11:36 PM
Just over to Louise to move her firepit from near the porch to its original location a little ways from the house. We had brought it near to the house for the party on Tuesday, but as it turned out we never did use it.

That's good, it's probably safer, being farther from the house.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 06:14:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3KEhWTnWvE

One of my old favorites.

Except I never used to know what she looked like, and I pictured her as a brunette with longer and more unkempt hair.  But she looks like a little doll.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 06:18:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3KEhWTnWvE

I didn't realize that the song was originally Russian and Georgian.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Those_Were_the_Days_(song)

I didn't either, until I started reading the comments.

I always associated it with Paul McCartney, although he didn't write it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 06:28:49 PM
Well, it's shorter than that.   ;D

but after it was cut, you posed just like this, didn't you?  ;)

But it looks and feels better.  I'm having some medical work at the end of July and the hairdresser didn't think I should make another appointment yet, until I see how I feel, so she gave it a good shorter length in case I have to wait a few extra weeks next time.


one less thing to worry about for a while.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 06:30:44 PM
Just over to Louise to move her firepit from near the porch to its original location a little ways from the house. We had brought it near to the house for the party on Tuesday, but as it turned out we never did use it.


they're better off away from the house.  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 06:57:31 PM

one less thing to worry about for a while.

That's very true, Chuck.

And I'm straightening up some rooms again, getting rid of stuff, to make more room and have less to worry about in that respect, too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 07:15:31 PM
purging is always good!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 07:34:51 PM
There's one thing which I don't want to purge, but I'd like to finish it someday so I can put it away.  It's a canvas that I was doing needlepoint stitching on, about five years ago.  I know it's been that long because I stitched three of these canvasses while staying in Colorado with my mom, and I bought this other one to work on when I came home in between trips to Colorado.

I just haven't been doing much stitching lately, and it has sat out on a table for that long, just haven't gotten around to doing the final section.  It has to be moved now, because it's in the way of the books that I'm going through, but I wish I could get it back out sometime and have the motivation to actually finish it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 24, 2022, 07:35:12 PM
Make the weeds pay!

I DID!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 07:35:22 PM
Just back from Louise's, a slice of berry pie for moving the pit.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 07:39:00 PM
This has been a really long day because I had an early alarm, for the handyman, and then talked to the waitress at the turkey place, and the hairdresser, and then walked back and forth so much moving books and so on.

So I'm going to get ready for bed very early, although probably won't stay in bed for the whole night.

But good night everyone, in case I don't see you later.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 24, 2022, 07:40:29 PM
Just back from Louise's, a slice of berry pie for moving the pit.

Yummy!  I asked about pie when I was at the turkey place, and they had had cherry pie earlier today, but it was all gone by the time I got there.  Their cherry pie is SO good!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 07:42:01 PM
good night Debs, see ya later!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 07:42:59 PM
G'nite Debbie!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 24, 2022, 08:29:48 PM
I did a lot of weed pulling today, but it got really hot and the humidity is bad and not much breeze, so I didn't stay out long. I'll try again tomorrow earlier in the day.

I'm going to head to bed soon as well. I hope to see everyone tomorrow. Nighty all. 
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 08:34:27 PM
G'nite Linda!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 08:35:01 PM
sleep well, Auntie!  See you tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 08:36:23 PM
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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Jenny on June 24, 2022, 08:38:53 PM
awk-awkawk-awk-awk-awk- AWK!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 09:01:57 PM
Well hello Jenny!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 09:14:02 PM
Buck buck buck!!!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 24, 2022, 09:30:55 PM
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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 24, 2022, 09:47:44 PM
On that note(?), g'nite y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 02:07:40 AM
Are the chickens still running around in here?   :laugh:

Good way early morning, see you much later.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 06:59:25 AM
It's much later already, and I've had breakfast and been working in the library for hours.  Most donations are out for Monday; I just filled up one more bag of popular novels (John Grisham, John Lescroart, a couple of Tony Hillerman's) although I'm keeping some of theirs.

More book sorting and rearranging on shelves later, but maybe no more giveaways for Monday.

I'm giving away a couple of not-too-tall shelf units later next week, so am emptying them of books now, and putting books elsewhere, or in a giveaway pile.

Anyway, I've been working for hours, mostly on my feet, and am taking a break now, and then am headed for a nap.

So see you still later.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 07:31:37 AM
good morning diners!

;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 07:49:52 AM
who wants waffles?



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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 08:00:06 AM
Yummy! I might have some in a little bit.

Hey y'all, sunny warmer and more humid here, back to more typical summer weather.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 08:03:47 AM
who wants waffles?



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Good morning, Chuck.   :)

Those look so yummy, thanks! 
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 08:05:41 AM
Yummy! I might have some in a little bit.

Hey y'all, sunny warmer and more humid here, back to more typical summer weather.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Good morning, Fritz.

It started out cool, but has really warmed up, and my A/C has run somewhat.

I'm glad I did all the work of moving bags and one big box out to the porch while it was still cooler, earlier.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 08:10:42 AM
Had a good nap, almost two hours, but it made a big difference.

Then I'd just woken up and gone in the bathroom, when the phone rang.  Since it's Saturday, I hadn't expected any business calls, and hadn't put a phone receiver in the bathroom on a little table in there.

But it was a business call, and they left a message: the ORKIN man, reminding me that he'll be here on Monday.  I think between 10-12, although I already deleted the message.  So I'll have to be up reasonably early on Monday, and then hope he can find his way around the donations outside and the other stuff I'm rearranging inside.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 08:12:24 AM
 :o   :o   :o   :o

My Informed Delivery says that Donald Trump has sent me a campaign survey!   >:D

 :o   :o   :o   :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 08:20:06 AM
Hello Frtizie and Debs!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 08:20:12 AM
Good morning, Fritz.

It started out cool, but has really warmed up, and my A/C has run somewhat.

I'm glad I did all the work of moving bags and one big box out to the porch while it was still cooler, earlier.

Yes, very good idea. It will be getting in the 90's each day for the forecastable future.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 08:21:49 AM
:o   :o   :o   :o

My Informed Delivery says that Donald Trump has sent me a campaign survey!   >:D

 :o   :o   :o   :o

Yikes! You may want to tear off any identification but if there's a postage-paid envelope, sent it back blank. Or even empty. It may help the Postal Service a little bit, and will take some money away from his minions.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 09:20:21 AM
No blurb yet for tonight's HJSN, but on the station I heard that the featured performer will be Louis Prima, another star from New Orleans.

I don't think I ever saw him perform live, but he was frequently on local TV back then, with singer Keely Smith.

Once on our way back from visiting my sisters at their camp in northern Louisiana (north of Alexandria), we were driving along east of Natchez MS and a limousine passed us travelling very fast, over 80 MPH. My Dad was curious about it, so followed the vehicle through Mississippi, then back into Louisiana, eventually catching it stopped at Louis Prima's place in Covington LA north of Lake Pontchartrain. We could see the passenger getting out was the then governor, Earl K. Long, Huey's brother.

We usually drove pretty straight to the camp (in those days before Interstates), staying the weekend at a business associate's of my Dad, whom we called Aunt Kitty. She had a fabulous place in the woods near the camp, we slept on the screened porch to the song of insects. The way back we rode in a very circuitous route. I expect I acquired this habit from him.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 10:17:14 AM
Oh yes, Jazz Night!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 11:27:05 AM
Hello Frtizie and Debs!

Hi, Chuck.  I've had lunch, but before and after lunch I was working on the donations and rearranging things.  Have made some major progress, but still a long, long way to go.

For the books and bookshelves part of the job, I just finished clearing off a very short 2-shelf double-wide bookcase that sits underneath the picture window which faces the driveway.  I've had four little light-up Coca-Cola houses on display in that window, sitting on the top shelf of the bookcase, and plugged into a power strip so that the lighted houses can be seen from outside.  But the bookcase makes the curtain not hang right (it bulges out at the bottom) and also makes it hard to get on that side of the table that faces the window.

I have four other little Coca-Cola houses on a shelf upstairs, plugged in to a power strip in the spare bedroom.  I'm not going to get rid of the houses that are downstairs, but I'm going to bring them up (when I have more energy!) and put them on a shelf upstairs that's now empty, even though they won't be able to be plugged in.  Then I'm going to donate the bookcases that are sitting in front of that driveway window, and the curtain will hang better.

So I had to clear out the other things on that low two-shelf bookcase under the window.  They were mostly foreign language reference books and CD's, and I made the decision to only keep the Italian ones, because that was the most recent language that I studied (in about Year 2000, 2001, 2002) and the one I enjoyed the most.  Back when I thought I might someday go to Tuscany.  One foreign language should keep me  as busy as I'd ever want to be, for the rest of my years.   So the few French, German, Spanish, and Russian books are out on the table, waiting for the person who's going to come help me pack things in boxes to either donate or send to the junk dealer, depending on whether they're usable or not.

Later this afternoon, I plan to go back down and look through the contents of another small bookcase.  It's a lot of good art books, but I want to move a lot of them to empty shelves in other bookcases, and end up with one more bookcase that can be donated.  It will be easier to get around the room, that way.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 11:29:34 AM
Yes, very good idea. It will be getting in the 90's each day for the forecastable future.

It's 87 now, Fritz, but I'm in no hurry to go out for the mail, just to see what Donald Trump has to say.   :laugh:

Right now, I'm having a sit-down break, and drinking water to get rehydrated, after so much heavy work.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 11:31:11 AM
Yikes! You may want to tear off any identification but if there's a postage-paid envelope, sent it back blank. Or even empty. It may help the Postal Service a little bit, and will take some money away from his minions.

That's a thought.   :laugh:

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 11:34:10 AM
No blurb yet for tonight's HJSN, but on the station I heard that the featured performer will be Louis Prima, another star from New Orleans.

I don't think I ever saw him perform live, but he was frequently on local TV back then, with singer Keely Smith.


Thanks, Fritz.  I plan to stop working downstairs and come up here in time for Jazz.

And that sounds like you, driving circuitously, crossing lines.   ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 12:01:59 PM
I remember that the routine with Prima and Smith is that for a few songs she'd stand in the back of the band with a bland expression, and when Prima would gesture for her to come forward to sing, she'd look down and shake her head and scratch her nose. It was always expected, and she'd get a big laugh. Eventually she would come forward and belt one out in her inimitable style. I hope some of her singing is on the show tonight.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 12:13:57 PM
The way back we rode in a very circuitous route. I expect I acquired this habit from him.


;D   Now we know where you got it!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 12:22:45 PM
I remember distinctly near Aunt Kitty's place there was a set of power lines going over a number of small rolling hills, and the first time I ever saw it, I was always wondering what lay beyond the farthest hill visible. It wasn't until high school that I went walking with a friend along that right of way, and when we got to the top, we could see more hills and a river valley (the Catahoula) in the distance. It was satisfying finally to see it for myself.

Coming from such a flat place like New Orleans, I always enjoyed any landscape with hills.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: foreverinawe on June 25, 2022, 12:54:35 PM
I remember that the routine with Prima and Smith is that for a few songs she'd stand in the back of the band with a bland expression, and when Prima would gesture for her to come forward to sing, she'd look down and shake her head and scratch her nose. It was always expected, and she'd get a big laugh. Eventually she would come forward and belt one out in her inimitable style. I hope some of her singing is on the show tonight.
Remember the Stardust casino in Las Vegas? In the late '50s I enjoyed Louis Prima and Keely Smith as they performed on the  elevated stage above the rear of the lounge bar. They were never the casino’s main show in the big auditorium, but they were hugely entertaining nevertheless.

The lounge had an unending stream of musical acts starting about 6 pm every night. Each performance lasted about :30 minutes or so. The curtain surrounding the front of the stage would open, revealing the performers. When their act was over, the curtain would close, the stage would revolve 180°, the curtain would open revealing the next act.

Prima and Smith were pretty famous, even then. They had a national big hit, “That Old Black Magic”, and they had a hilarious duet routine worked out for it. Prima sang as a sex-crazed addict while Smith was deadpan, mocking his urgent pleading. Great fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHcYjPEYSsk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHcYjPEYSsk)

(Sam Butera was the saxophonist behind the singers. He later took over the band after Louis’ untimely heart attack.)

   ~~~fia
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 01:17:54 PM
Hey Bob, passed by it and saw the outside, but never inside.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 01:23:52 PM
she'd look down and shake her head and scratch her nose. It was always expected, and she'd get a big laugh. Eventually she would come forward and belt one out in her inimitable style. I hope some of her singing is on the show tonight.

 :laugh:

Would be interesting.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 01:29:06 PM
Well, I finished with all the little stained glass houses....or buildings, rather.  One is a fire house, one a gas station, one a B&B, etc.  And if I don't leave much room in between them, I managed to get all eight in a row stretching across the double-wide bookcase in the spare bedroom.

The four on the left are plugged in, and would light up at night.  The four on the right have the sun streaming in through the west-facing window behind them,  and light up that way.

Now I really, really need to go rest.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 02:04:36 PM
*peeks in*

hiya!  Just doing some reading online......keeping the mind active.  ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 02:55:06 PM
Finally had to turn the A/C back on by putting the thermostat down, once it started to get too warm inside the house after having remained a little on the mild side during the cooler weather recently.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 03:10:21 PM
Yeah, it's above 90 here, the A/C is needed
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 03:19:58 PM
*peeks in*

hiya!  Just doing some reading online......keeping the mind active.  ;)

Oh, that's good, Chuck.

I said I would go rest, but I didn't.   ::)  A bookcase has to be moved or turned sideways against one wall, and I started taking books out to make it lighter.  Then got caught up looking at some of the art books in there.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 03:26:51 PM
The mail did have a survey from Donald Trump, and also a survey from something environmental, can't even remember now.  Both gone now.

I also got my camera card for renewing driver's license.  I've already paid the fee, now I just have to take camera card to DMV sometime when it's not the first of the month or the end of the month (sounds like about the second week of July) to get the license.

But there's another step if you want a REAL ID, which I really should get sometime, before I want to fly on an airplane again, even though it won't be this year.  For a REAL ID, this local DMV would have to send the paperwork away somewhere, and it takes about 15 extra days.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 03:37:46 PM
All these hoops to jump through to get a REAL ID. Ridiculous.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 03:50:55 PM
Hiya Diners.

Just found out some sad news.   Gerry (Cabin) passed away this past February.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 04:25:24 PM
Yes, I saw that too. If anyone is still friended on FB with Jack, please pass on my condolences, if possible.

Although as I just read, apparently he hasn't been on FB for a while. Wayne sent him a message.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 04:59:42 PM
All these hoops to jump through to get a REAL ID. Ridiculous.

Yes, it is, Fritz.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 05:00:32 PM
Hiya Diners.

Just found out some sad news.   Gerry (Cabin) passed away this past February.

Oh.   :'(

I'm so sorry to hear that, Chuck.  Gerry was so nice, when I met him.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 05:00:34 PM
Time for Jazz!

(still no blurb)

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Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 05:01:19 PM
Time for Jazz!

Just got here and turned the Jazz on, Fritz.   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 05:05:02 PM
I'm having a strange meal now, don't know if it's dinner, but at least a starter.

A cup of potato salad, which was the side for a turkey dinner yesterday.  And some pieces of bruschetta, leftover from my last pizza place order.

Might need some veggies or something later. :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 05:06:22 PM
Oh.   :'(

I'm so sorry to hear that, Chuck.  Gerry was so nice, when I met him.


Yeah, he was a nice guy.   I hope his partner is doing as best as he can, given the circumstances.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 05:06:32 PM
Looks like the Louis Prima selections will be earlier ones, not with Keely Smith. She didn't start with him till the late 40's.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 05:26:51 PM
I'm having a strange meal now, don't know if it's dinner, but at least a starter.

A cup of potato salad, which was the side for a turkey dinner yesterday.  And some pieces of bruschetta, leftover from my last pizza place order.

Might need some veggies or something later. :laugh:


cleaning up the leftovers!  I've done that a few times!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 05:39:21 PM
Train songs.   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 05:42:25 PM

cleaning up the leftovers!  I've done that a few times!  :laugh:

You do get some different combinations that way.   :laugh:

I have more turkey, but didn't feel like starting that yet.  Maybe a small slice later tonight.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 05:48:54 PM
Yep, and the first one reminded me a lot of The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise, a popular late 19th Century song.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 25, 2022, 06:05:24 PM
Hi everyone. I got up early this morning, at 6 am and got out to pull weeds at 7 am. I worked till around 9:30, got everything put away and came in to eat something and then take a shower.

I overdid it and should have taken some water out with me, so got dehydrated. I've been fighting a headache all day from it. I did rest the remainder of the day other than washing another load of clothes.

I was so sorry to hear about Gerry. I'm very sad he is gone. He was really a great person!

May he rest in peace and I hope his husband Jack is doing ok. ♥️
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 25, 2022, 06:07:29 PM
Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
Hi Debbie.
Hiya Chuck.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 06:07:46 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hope the headache subsides.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 25, 2022, 06:10:18 PM
Oh and we've been getting rain showers in and off today, but the really heavy storms passed east of us! :(
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 06:11:15 PM
Darn.

And I hadn't realized that Louis Prima was born in the same year as my Dad.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 25, 2022, 06:20:05 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hope the headache subsides.



Thanks Fritz. It is getting a bit better, as I've been really drinking a lot of water and took some Tylenol.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 06:30:30 PM
You do get some different combinations that way.   :laugh:

I have more turkey, but didn't feel like starting that yet.  Maybe a small slice later tonight.


There have been times when mom would do 'clean the refrigerator', and make meals out of whatever she would find.  LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 06:32:07 PM
Train songs.   ;D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIeo_D99XbA
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 06:33:41 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIeo_D99XbA

Wonderful version, as is this one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbOl04XTH08

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 06:35:28 PM
Train songs.   ;D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POWsFzSFLCE
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 06:37:55 PM
I was so sorry to hear about Gerry. I'm very sad he is gone. He was really a great person!

May he rest in peace and I hope his husband Jack is doing ok. ♥️

Yeah, I hope Jack is Ok, and has people to support him.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 06:38:16 PM
Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
Hi Debbie.
Hiya Chuck.


Hiya Auntie!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 06:39:04 PM
Oh and we've been getting rain showers in and off today, but the really heavy storms passed east of us! :(


I'm assuming this has helped the air quality?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 06:43:32 PM
Hi everyone. I got up early this morning, at 6 am and got out to pull weeds at 7 am. I worked till around 9:30, got everything put away and came in to eat something and then take a shower.

I overdid it and should have taken some water out with me, so got dehydrated. I've been fighting a headache all day from it. I did rest the remainder of the day other than washing another load of clothes.


Hi, Linda.  Well, it sounds like you started off right, going outside early, but I'm sorry you did too much work without enough water to drink.

Are you feeling better now, after a rest?
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Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 06:45:33 PM
Thanks Fritz. It is getting a bit better, as I've been really drinking a lot of water and took some Tylenol.

Guess you answered my question, Linda, it's getting better but still lingering.  I hope you get over the headache completely soon.
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Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 06:46:11 PM

There have been times when mom would do 'clean the refrigerator', and make meals out of whatever she would find.  LOL

 :laugh:
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Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 06:47:14 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIeo_D99XbA

Yeah, I like that song.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 06:50:55 PM
I remember Hudson Lake, just west of South Bend. The train to Chicago passed nearby.

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Post by: killersmom on June 25, 2022, 07:14:03 PM

There have been times when mom would do 'clean the refrigerator', and make meals out of whatever she would find.  LOL

When the boys were growing up I had a pot luck meal every week. Everyone got a different meal of leftovers of meals from the previous week.

I had a little sign on the refrigerator that said "Take it or leave it."

If anyone complained about what I was making, I told them  if they didn't like it, they could make something for themselves. I never had any takers for that! I wonder why!?!?!?
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Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 07:15:53 PM
Yeah, wonder why.   :laugh:
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 07:22:36 PM
When the boys were growing up I had a pot luck meal every week. Everyone got a different meal of leftovers of meals from the previous week.

I had a little sign on the refrigerator that said "Take it or leave it."

If anyone complained about what I was making, I told them  if they didn't like it, they could make something for themselves. I never had any takers for that! I wonder why!?!?!?


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 07:24:40 PM
I just finished TDS....I'm ahead of schedule.

I can't believe that will be the last TDS of June already.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 07:25:44 PM
This month is just flying by. As has the whole year so far.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 07:26:24 PM
Yeah, it feels like it is.
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Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 07:28:20 PM
It really has.  I get a quarterly bill, and it seems like the April 1 just came, now here it is almost time for the July 1.
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Post by: tfferg on June 25, 2022, 07:33:46 PM
When the boys were growing up I had a pot luck meal every week. Everyone got a different meal of leftovers of meals from the previous week.

I had a little sign on the refrigerator that said "Take it or leave it."

If anyone complained about what I was making, I told them  if they didn't like it, they could make something for themselves. I never had any takers for that! I wonder why!?!?!?

Hello Linda

We often cook too much for one lunch or dinner, so I heat up the leftovers with some added fresh ingredients
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Post by: tfferg on June 25, 2022, 07:34:45 PM
Hello Debbie

You have been busy
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Post by: tfferg on June 25, 2022, 07:35:42 PM
Hello Fritz

Hello Chuck
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 07:36:52 PM
Hello Tony!  How are you doing today?

I'm relaxing this evening, and watching "Ghost Adventures" on TV.   A little brainless TV to close out the night.
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Post by: foreverinawe on June 25, 2022, 07:41:27 PM
Yeah, I like that song.

Glenn Miller’s Chattanooga Choo Choo spawned an entire industry in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is now a major tourist attraction, mostly dedicated to trains. It’s a really fun place.

Here’s their website.
https://www.choochoohotel.com/ (https://www.choochoohotel.com/)

   ~~~fia
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Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 07:41:39 PM
Hey Tony!

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Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 07:45:31 PM
Hello Debbie

You have been busy

Hi, Tony.

Yes, sure have!  :laugh: 

I'm hoping tomorrow's tasks will be easier, not as much walking and carrying things all over the house.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 07:46:16 PM
Glenn Miller’s Chattanooga Choo Choo spawned an entire industry in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is now a major tourist attraction, mostly dedicated to trains. It’s a really fun place.

Here’s their website.
https://www.choochoohotel.com/ (https://www.choochoohotel.com/)

   ~~~fia


Pretty cool, how a piece of music can do that, huh?
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Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 07:48:30 PM
Glenn Miller’s Chattanooga Choo Choo spawned an entire industry in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is now a major tourist attraction, mostly dedicated to trains. It’s a really fun place.

Here’s their website.
https://www.choochoohotel.com/ (https://www.choochoohotel.com/)

   ~~~fia

We stopped in Chattanooga for lunch, during a bus tour, but I didn't know about this hotel.
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Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 08:01:32 PM
Good jazz tonight, Fritz.

I've been hoping to make it to the end of the show, but now I'm going to take after dinner meds and at least lie down for a while, even if I don't sleep for long.
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Post by: tfferg on June 25, 2022, 08:01:44 PM
Hello Tony!  How are you doing today?

I'm relaxing this evening, and watching "Ghost Adventures" on TV.   A little brainless TV to close out the night.

Good that you're relaxing.

Phong slept till after 9 this morning. We finished breakfast at 11. He wants to go out for lunch. He's trying on shoes he hasn't worn for quite some time to find a pair that will fit the "corporate attire" he has to wear in his new job training days tomorrow. He might need to buy a new pair.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 08:22:40 PM
Sounds like Phong needed some sleep.   hope he finds some comfortable shoes that fit the bill.
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Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 08:31:41 PM
Good night, Chuck.

Good night, Fritz and Linda and anyone else.

I turned out the lights downstairs, except one in the library that my legs are too tired to walk all the way across that room to turn it out, so it can stay on all night.  I'm hoping to sleep at least past all of your bedtimes, so see you tomorrow.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 08:43:25 PM
G'nite Debbie! Yes, it was good tonight, even without Keely Smith.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 25, 2022, 08:55:52 PM
Sleep well, Debs.  See ya tomorrow!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2022, 09:59:41 PM
G'nite y'all!

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Post by: dejavu on June 25, 2022, 11:00:00 PM
Hi, all, especially Fritz when you get here tomorrow.

Woke up and am headed back to bed, but checked my games' newsletter first.  And read that the next special badge collection will be the Butterflies Badge Collection.

This is so cool!  I was just thinking how my favorite animals were birds and butterflies, along with fish, and turtles of course  ;), and a few mammals like polar bears and koalas.  So now the butterflies will be here, sometime soon.
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Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 03:04:49 AM
Hello Linda

We often cook too much for one lunch or dinner, so I heat up the leftovers with some added fresh ingredients

Hello Tony.

I always cooked more each meal, as I never knew when the boys would bring a friend over. I always wanted to have enough to feed extra kids.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 07:11:03 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D

How is everyone today?
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Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 08:42:33 AM
Good morning, Chuck!  Nice to see you.   :)

I'm doing well today, and feel more physically rested after all that hard work yesterday of moving and stacking books, and even sliding some empty bookcases back and forth on the library floor.  Whew!

Planning a much easier day today.  My main goals today include taking up two jigsaw puzzles and putting them back in boxes, so the tables they're on can be moved around in the dining room. 

I created a strange furniture arrangement in the dining room years ago, with two sturdy wooden desks back to back, and an old glass-top dining room table running sideways, next to them.  You could hardly walk through the room.  The purpose was to be able to put together huge jigsaw puzzles on a piece of shiny material (the size of a four-by-eight piece of plywood, but lighter weight polished material, I forget what it's called, something-board). 

But I don't do those huge jigsaws any more, so want to get rid of the glass-top table and one of the desks, and put the other desk up against the far wall, underneath a beautiful picture, and with a desk lamp on top, so it looks like a normal desk area. 

I have another dining table at the far end of the library, in front of the picture window, and it will be where people would gather to eat, if I had guests.  Puzzle friend and I used to eat hoagies in there in the old days....and then he'd look around and remark about how I'd collected too many books.   :laugh:

So, the excess furniture and excess books, and some excess dishes if I can get around to going through them, will be leaving on Thursday, and I'll have a more normal living space. 

Purging!   ;D
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Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 08:45:56 AM
I know I slept late, after going back to bed earlier, but it's already 83 degrees!  :(  Before breakfast.
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Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 08:48:35 AM
Chuck or Fritz or Linda, does one of you know or remember where Gerry (Cabin) was from?  Meaning, where he lived when he came to the Estes Park BBQ in 2007?

I'm thinking maybe Texas or New Mexico, but not sure. And his Cabin nickname makes me think he may have had a cabin in the mountains somewhere, but not sure about that either.

Just remembering him today.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 09:16:57 AM
Chuck or Fritz or Linda, does one of you know or remember where Gerry (Cabin) was from?  Meaning, where he lived when he came to the Estes Park BBQ in 2007?

I'm thinking maybe Texas or New Mexico, but not sure. And his Cabin nickname makes me think he may have had a cabin in the mountains somewhere, but not sure about that either.

Just remembering him today.


Gerry was from Texas.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 09:18:05 AM
So, the excess furniture and excess books, and some excess dishes if I can get around to going through them, will be leaving on Thursday, and I'll have a more normal living space. 

Purging!   ;D


Good move, Debs. Giving yourself more space is always a good thing.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 09:26:45 AM

Gerry was from Texas.

But he did drink coffee.

Yes, and his and Jack's cabin was in the hilly country north of San Antonio, I think, but not right in the area called the Hill Country, if I recall correctly.

Hey y'all, a warm sunny and humid day here, not bad, but more typically summer. The A/C is going, and since I keep the house warmer than Earl preferred, I have a fan in the room here to keep the air moving and comfortable. Though I have to cool down a bit since I came back from church via Safeway for some groceries.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 09:38:23 AM
Hello Fritzie!
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Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 10:02:11 AM

Gerry was from Texas.

Thanks, Chuck.  That sounds right.
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Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 10:03:29 AM

Good move, Debs. Giving yourself more space is always a good thing.

 ;D
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Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 10:05:15 AM
But he did drink coffee.

Yes, and his and Jack's cabin was in the hilly country north of San Antonio, I think, but not right in the area called the Hill Country, if I recall correctly.


 ;D

Thanks, Fritz.  I wondered where that cabin was, too.

Good morning, except it just passed Noon.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 10:11:10 AM
He once posted pictures of the area (where there are several cabins) and described the general location, but I've forgotten the details. He knew about our cabin in WV.

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Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 10:12:13 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D

How is everyone today?

Still good morning here and you, just barely afternoon.

I'm doing well today.

Raining raining raining which I love love love. We've gotten almost 3" since last Thursday.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 10:14:38 AM
Still good morning here and you, just barely afternoon.

I'm doing well today.

Raining raining raining which I love love love. We've gotten almost 3" since last Thursday.


Wonderful!  ;D   I'm assuming that the air quality has improved (no dust) because of this?   As well as decreased danger of fires.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 10:19:51 AM
Yay! I won't breathe a word to Earl.  ;)

(that someone actually likes rain)

Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

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Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 10:39:47 AM
Here's tonight's BB schedule, Debbie.
The last one is described as a horror tale, but it's not really, certainly not in the sense of Three Skeleton Key, but very worthwhile to listen to.

7:00 p.m. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar   “The Doninger Doninger Matter”   
Johnny traces a traveling man by cracking his secret pattern, but there’s still a surprise waiting for him. 
(Original air date September 02, 1962. CBS network.) (Running time 22:39)

7:30 p.m.  Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy     “Clear The Tracks”   
Spies are planning to sabotage America’s new super-thrust jet, but Armstrong is on the case! 
(Original air date March 11, 1948. ABC network.) (Running time 30:07)

8:00 p.m. Gunsmoke    “Land Deal”   
Someone is selling land that doesn’t belong to them.
(Original air date December 11, 1955. CBS network.) (Running time 21:23)

8:20 p.m.  excerpt, The Fred Allen Show   The Allen’s Alley question is: “What is your reaction to the re-opening of Coney Island?”
(Original air date May 12, 1946. NBC network.)

8:30 p.m.  Dragnet    “The Big Trial”       
Months of detective work investigating a hit-and-run culminates in a trial.   
(Original air date April 20, 1950. NBC network.)(Running time 26:43)

9:00 p.m. Our Miss Brooks   
Miss Brooks can travel for free this summer, if only she can get three friends to take a tour to Europe with her through
Hawkins Travel Agency.     
(Original air date July 17, 1955. CBS network.)(Running time 29:28)

9:30 p.m. Broadway Is My Beat           
A man is found dead on famous Coney Island’s roller coaster, and the jewels he was carrying have gone missing.   
(Original air date April 14, 1950. CBS network.)(Running time 30:21)

10:00 p.m. Suspense          “Will You Make A Bet With Death?” 
A mystery takes place at Coney Island. 
(Original air date November 10, 1942. CBS network.)(Running time 29:46)

10:30 p.m. NBC Presents: Short Story          “The Lottery”   
Shirley Jackson’s classic horror story about a small rural town with a long-standing tradition.
(Original air date March 14, 1951. NBC network.)(Running time 28:08)

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 10:40:27 AM
heading over to mom and dad's for lunch, see ya later!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 10:47:34 AM
Good morning, Chuck!  Nice to see you.   :)

I'm doing well today, and feel more physically rested after all that hard work yesterday of moving and stacking books, and even sliding some empty bookcases back and forth on the library floor.  Whew!

Planning a much easier day today.  My main goals today include taking up two jigsaw puzzles and putting them back in boxes, so the tables they're on can be moved around in the dining room. 

I created a strange furniture arrangement in the dining room years ago, with two sturdy wooden desks back to back, and an old glass-top dining room table running sideways, next to them.  You could hardly walk through the room.  The purpose was to be able to put together huge jigsaw puzzles on a piece of shiny material (the size of a four-by-eight piece of plywood, but lighter weight polished material, I forget what it's called, something-board). 

But I don't do those huge jigsaws any more, so want to get rid of the glass-top table and one of the desks, and put the other desk up against the far wall, underneath a beautiful picture, and with a desk lamp on top, so it looks like a normal desk area. 

I have another dining table at the far end of the library, in front of the picture window, and it will be where people would gather to eat, if I had guests.  Puzzle friend and I used to eat hoagies in there in the old days....and then he'd look around and remark about how I'd collected too many books.   :laugh:

So, the excess furniture and excess books, and some excess dishes if I can get around to going through them, will be leaving on Thursday, and I'll have a more normal living space. 

Purging!   ;D

Sounds like a good plan, Debbie. You are getting a lot of purging done.

I did this to my bedroom. I got rid of a bunch of books, gave the two tall thin bookcases to Amy so she had bookshelves for the girls books. Lilia is a voracious reader (I'm so glad!) She is on the 3rd book of the Harry Potter series.

I also got rid of excess tchotchkes. I got a small storage unit from IKEA and need to get another one to put my assembled materials for crochety. Then I need to get a cabinet with 3 drawers at the bottom and glass fronted shelves at the top. This is for the cookbooks I've collected and the other books I kept and the few tchotchkes I kept.
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Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 11:36:46 AM
But he did drink coffee.

Yes, and his and Jack's cabin was in the hilly country north of San Antonio, I think, but not right in the area called the Hill Country, if I recall correctly.

Hey y'all, a warm sunny and humid day here, not bad, but more typically summer. The A/C is going, and since I keep the house warmer than Earl preferred, I have a fan in the room here to keep the air moving and comfortable. Though I have to cool down a bit since I came back from church via Safeway for some groceries.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!



Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Raining here today. Mostly on than off. I'm was 56° when I got up this morning.
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Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 11:50:04 AM

Wonderful!  ;D   I'm assuming that the air quality has improved (no dust) because of this?   As well as decreased danger of fires.

DEFINITELY on all points, Chuck. The State opened up all the National Parks since the rain has been so widespread.

It is hampering the continued fire fighting on the largest fire due to the deep mud. Rain does not put large fires out, but it really prevents it from spreading.

The thing that started the largest fire in NM was a burn pile that was started in January. It snowed shortly after this. The owner thinking it was out, never went back to it.  As things dried up the pile was still active and with the high winds, it started the fire 3 months later!
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Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 11:54:49 AM
Yay! I won't breathe a word to Earl.  ;)

(that someone actually likes rain)

Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*



Sounds good, Fritz! :)
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Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 11:55:22 AM
heading over to mom and dad's for lunch, see ya later!

Have a good visit and lunch, Chuck.
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Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 11:55:58 AM
I'm watching last night's College World Series.
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Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 11:56:16 AM

I'm doing well today.

Raining raining raining which I love love love. We've gotten almost 3" since last Thursday.

Good morning, Linda, still just barely your morning.

What a wonderful rain!   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 11:59:08 AM
Here's tonight's BB schedule, Debbie.
The last one is described as a horror tale, but it's not really, certainly not in the sense of Three Skeleton Key, but very worthwhile to listen to.

10:30 p.m. NBC Presents: Short Story          “The Lottery”   
Shirley Jackson’s classic horror story about a small rural town with a long-standing tradition.
(Original air date March 14, 1951. NBC network.)(Running time 28:08)

Well, thank goodness it's not like Three Skeleton Key!   :o

Hmmm...Shirley Jackson....The Lottery....I may be familiar with that, but probably not.  In any case, sounds good.

Thanks for the schedule, Fritz.
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Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 12:07:37 PM
Sounds like a good plan, Debbie. You are getting a lot of purging done.

I did this to my bedroom. I got rid of a bunch of books, gave the two tall thin bookcases to Amy so she had bookshelves for the girls books. Lilia is a voracious reader (I'm so glad!) She is on the 3rd book of the Harry Potter series.

I also got rid of excess tchotchkes. I got a small storage unit from IKEA and need to get another one to put my assembled materials for crochety. Then I need to get a cabinet with 3 drawers at the bottom and glass fronted shelves at the top. This is for the cookbooks I've collected and the other books I kept and the few tchotchkes I kept.

Hi, Linda, thanks.  You've done a lot of purging, too.

You probably remember when I was doing that needlepoint stitching a few years ago.  I still have three finished stitched canvases that I would need someone else to hem or frame, another one that's almost finished ("Night Tree") and two I haven't opened yet, to start.  I'm going to put everything for "Night Tree" in a plastic trash bag today and store it upstairs in the spare bedroom closet, at least until the furniture arranging is finished, and then maybe try to get back to it sometime.

The two unopened kits could eventually be donated, if I never do get into the stitching again.  But I enjoyed it once, so I'll keep them for now, unless my fingers get too arthritic to do that kind of detail work.
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Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 12:13:55 PM
So, I was straightening up in the dining room, took up one owl jigsaw puzzle and put it in the box, then I had things to take to the storage room.  When I got to the storage room, I saw other things to get rid of, plus a pan with old dead bugs in it, and had to stop to clean things up.  And so it went.

Going to try again with the dining room straightening.  There's another jigsaw puzzle (picture of The Point in downtown Pittsburgh) to put back in its box, and later I'd like to get started looking through some decorative glass items and some actual drinking glasses in pretty colored glass, and see what of them should be boxed up for donations.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 02:05:23 PM
Hiya Diners!

Back from mom and dad's place!  It is hot out there!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 02:07:46 PM
Same here!

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Post by: Jenny on June 26, 2022, 02:15:46 PM
Yes indeed, Chuck! 89/32 here. At least the humidity is low. They're promising a front with thunderstorms that will cool things down, but it will be raining. :(
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Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 02:22:58 PM
Hey Jenny!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 02:23:25 PM
DEFINITELY on all points, Chuck. The State opened up all the National Parks since the rain has been so widespread.

It is hampering the continued fire fighting on the largest fire due to the deep mud. Rain does not put large fires out, but it really prevents it from spreading.

The thing that started the largest fire in NM was a burn pile that was started in January. It snowed shortly after this. The owner thinking it was out, never went back to it.  As things dried up the pile was still active and with the high winds, it started the fire 3 months later!

 :o   I would not have even thought that was possible.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 02:24:19 PM
So, I was straightening up in the dining room, took up one owl jigsaw puzzle and put it in the box, then I had things to take to the storage room.  When I got to the storage room, I saw other things to get rid of, plus a pan with old dead bugs in it, and had to stop to clean things up.  And so it went.

Going to try again with the dining room straightening.  There's another jigsaw puzzle (picture of The Point in downtown Pittsburgh) to put back in its box, and later I'd like to get started looking through some decorative glass items and some actual drinking glasses in pretty colored glass, and see what of them should be boxed up for donations.


Keep on purging, Debs!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 02:24:44 PM
Yes indeed, Chuck! 89/32 here. At least the humidity is low. They're promising a front with thunderstorms that will cool things down, but it will be raining. :(

I could deal with some thunderstorms now.  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 26, 2022, 02:56:02 PM
Good morning, Chuck!  Nice to see you.   :)

I'm doing well today, and feel more physically rested after all that hard work yesterday of moving and stacking books, and even sliding some empty bookcases back and forth on the library floor.  Whew!

Planning a much easier day today.  My main goals today include taking up two jigsaw puzzles and putting them back in boxes, so the tables they're on can be moved around in the dining room. 

I created a strange furniture arrangement in the dining room years ago, with two sturdy wooden desks back to back, and an old glass-top dining room table running sideways, next to them.  You could hardly walk through the room.  The purpose was to be able to put together huge jigsaw puzzles on a piece of shiny material (the size of a four-by-eight piece of plywood, but lighter weight polished material, I forget what it's called, something-board). 

But I don't do those huge jigsaws any more, so want to get rid of the glass-top table and one of the desks, and put the other desk up against the far wall, underneath a beautiful picture, and with a desk lamp on top, so it looks like a normal desk area. 

I have another dining table at the far end of the library, in front of the picture window, and it will be where people would gather to eat, if I had guests.  Puzzle friend and I used to eat hoagies in there in the old days....and then he'd look around and remark about how I'd collected too many books.   :laugh:

So, the excess furniture and excess books, and some excess dishes if I can get around to going through them, will be leaving on Thursday, and I'll have a more normal living space. 

Purging!   ;D

Hello Debbie

You will have room to swing a cat!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Jenny on June 26, 2022, 03:05:04 PM
Hey Fritz! :) I washed my hair yesterday, you'll be glad to know. Went to dinner with our friends last night, which was great: ribs, potato salad, cole slaw, and strawberry/blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream. Steve, who left us a year or so ago and moved to LA, was visiting his mother and brought his Russian girlfriend, so they joined the group, too. Mr. J and I made the potato salad and the coleslaw. :)

Tonight Mr. J is giving a talk on Jewish Genealogy in the Germanies to a local Jewish Genealogy group. The multiple Germanies, of course, refer to the many German states which existed until 1871. They all had different laws and records pertaining to Jews, which makes it complicated to follow families back in time.

Debbie, your purging sounds extremely efficient! :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Jenny on June 26, 2022, 03:07:32 PM
Hi Tony! :) Best wishes to Phong on the new job. I hope he enjoys it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 03:08:41 PM
Hello Debbie

You will have room to swing a cat!


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:   I haven't heard that expression in a long time!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 03:14:51 PM
Hey Fritz! :) I washed my hair yesterday, you'll be glad to know. Went to dinner with our friends last night, which was great: ribs, potato salad, cole slaw, and strawberry/blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream. Steve, who left us a year or so ago and moved to LA, was visiting his mother and brought his Russian girlfriend, so they joined the group, too. Mr. J and I made the potato salad and the coleslaw. :)

Tonight Mr. J is giving a talk on Jewish Genealogy in the Germanies to a local Jewish Genealogy group. The multiple Germanies, of course, refer to the many German states which existed until 1871. They all had different laws and records pertaining to Jews, which makes it complicated to follow families back in time.

Debbie, your purging sounds extremely efficient! :)

Yay!

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

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 03:15:12 PM
Hey Tony!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 26, 2022, 03:18:02 PM
Hi Tony! :) Best wishes to Phong on the new job. I hope he enjoys it.

Hi Jenny! Thank you.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 26, 2022, 03:21:47 PM
Hello Fritz

Hello Chuck
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 03:26:01 PM
Hey Fritz! :) I washed my hair yesterday, you'll be glad to know. Went to dinner with our friends last night, which was great: ribs, potato salad, cole slaw, and strawberry/blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream. Steve, who left us a year or so ago and moved to LA, was visiting his mother and brought his Russian girlfriend, so they joined the group, too. Mr. J and I made the potato salad and the coleslaw. :)

Tonight Mr. J is giving a talk on Jewish Genealogy in the Germanies to a local Jewish Genealogy group. The multiple Germanies, of course, refer to the many German states which existed until 1871. They all had different laws and records pertaining to Jews, which makes it complicated to follow families back in time.

Debbie, your purging sounds extremely efficient! :)


Sounds like you had a good night last night, with friends.   I bet it was good to catch up.   Good luck to Mr. J tonight on his talk.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 03:41:08 PM
Hiya Diners!

Back from mom and dad's place!  It is hot out there!

Hi, Chuck!  I'll bet it's hot!  I only opened the door briefly, but the computer says 89 and sunny in this area.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 03:42:46 PM
Yes indeed, Chuck! 89/32 here. At least the humidity is low. They're promising a front with thunderstorms that will cool things down, but it will be raining. :(

Hi, Jenny!  Good to see you.   :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 03:49:55 PM

Keep on purging, Debs!

Oh, I did, all afternoon.

In the living room, I moved two upholstered chairs, their two ottomans, and the two lightweight side tables next to them, so I could walk freely behind them all to reach the two display cases on the far end of the living room.  The display units have three shelves each, and are open below, so there are other trunk-type storage pieces underneath each shelf unit.

I took a lot of things off of the three actual shelves of the storage units, put them on another table to be boxed for donating, and rearranged what was left on the shelves.  Looks better, less crowded.  Unfortunately, I also put display glasses and vases on TOP of the storage units, and will have to wait for someone else to take those things down.  I can no longer climb up on anything that high, most likely, unless a small step stool would work tomorrow.  But my goal is to clear off the TOP of those shelf units, and either donate what's up there, or put some of the things on the now-more-spacious shelves in the library.

So that was a good day's work, and there's more....
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 03:51:55 PM

Debbie, your purging sounds extremely efficient! :)

Thanks, Jenny.  And your dinner last night sounds extremely yummy!  Makes me hungry!   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 03:52:54 PM
Fritz, I also just finished washing my hair.   ;D

Still have to dry it, but promise I will.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 03:59:20 PM
And in what I call the den, that has an old sofa bed, there's an etagere at the far end of the room.  Lots of little owls on those shelves, and some larger owl sculptures, but there were just way too many of the little owls, made from various non-matching materials.  I went through and chose about half of them to keep, arranged them so they could actually be seen on the shelf (not so crowded), and boxed up the rest for donations.  Owls!   :o  But enough is enough.

And I have lots of little painted Russian boxes, but my mom also once sent me some display plates with Russian scenes.  Nice, but way overcrowding the living room display units, so I put some of those out to box up for donation also.  Figured that with the little painted boxes, enough was enough on the Russian theme, too.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 04:02:25 PM
Fritz, I also just finished washing my hair.   ;D

Still have to dry it, but promise I will.

Yay!

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

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 04:04:45 PM
And a note to Linda:  I put away my needlepoint canvas of "Night Tree" that I'd been working on since before my mother died (so five or six years).  There was a piece of yarn with a needle on the end, that had been stitching before I stopped, so today I finished off that piece of yarn, before putting the project away for now.

It was actually fun to work on again, though, so I hope to finish it one day.  Unfortunately, my stitches weren't too good in places, maybe I was having trouble seeing, so the back of the canvas isn't smooth in that area, the way it should be.  I'll have to tamp down some yarn by running other stitches over a couple of places, when I start up again.  But I suppose I'd eventually get my technique back, if I kept going again.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 04:05:53 PM
Yay!

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

Thanks, Fritz.   ;D


I only had some leftover bruschetta for lunch, so have to go heat up some of the second turkey dinner, before BB.

It's been another busy day.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 04:13:03 PM
So that was a good day's work, and there's more....

So you did get a lot accomplished.  Good for you!   Keep up this pace, you'll be surprised how much room you have when you're done!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 04:26:44 PM
It's clouded up here, and we may get some rain this evening.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 04:45:29 PM
So you did get a lot accomplished.  Good for you!   Keep up this pace, you'll be surprised how much room you have when you're done!

I also found three jigsaw puzzles that I'd forgotten about, but they were the cream of the crop, so I may keep them a while longer:

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Notre Dame, cathedral in Paris

The famous cathedral in Moscow

They are all reasonably small, I could do them someday.

Then I knew I had a jigsaw of the balconies in the French Quarter in New Orleans.  I was keeping it for the picture, because it's 3,000 pieces, and too big to actually put together.  We'll see, about it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 04:58:12 PM
Time for BB!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 05:01:16 PM
Time for BB!

Here for BB, too!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 05:09:16 PM
Intriguing, the pattern.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interlaken,_New_Jersey

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 05:11:02 PM
I also found three jigsaw puzzles that I'd forgotten about, but they were the cream of the crop, so I may keep them a while longer:

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Notre Dame, cathedral in Paris

The famous cathedral in Moscow

They are all reasonably small, I could do them someday.

Then I knew I had a jigsaw of the balconies in the French Quarter in New Orleans.  I was keeping it for the picture, because it's 3,000 pieces, and too big to actually put together.  We'll see, about it.


Just curious, when you are doing your purging, are you focusing on one room at a time, or do you go to various rooms looking for obvious things first, and then go back later to search for more?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 06:08:15 PM
Looks like there's some rain in the area, but it appears to be mostly dissipating before getting here.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 06:18:46 PM

Just curious, when you are doing your purging, are you focusing on one room at a time, or do you go to various rooms looking for obvious things first, and then go back later to search for more?

Hi, Chuck.  I guess I focus on one TYPE of objects at one time, no matter what room they're in. 

For example, first it was books, no matter which room they were in, and I moved books from one room to another.  Then it was bookcases, in a couple of rooms.

Today it was dishes and decorative glass, which came from several different rooms in the house.

A couple of months ago, it was decorative pillows, like you'd put on the sofa.  No matter what room they started out in.

Now starting tomorrow, I'm going to go room to room, to make a list of other items throughout the house.  I'll be waiting until after the ORKIN man comes, because he'll walk through the house with his sprayer.  Then after he's left, I'll start gathering up other items that go on the list for the junk man.  Things like a broken vacuum cleaner, a tall ladder that I can't use and which is in my way in the laundry room, and other true junk that I want to get rid of.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 06:26:18 PM
Ah, ok.  That makes sense.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 06:29:19 PM
Chuck, just an addendum to what I just said:

Right now, furniture is sitting out of place, all over the living room, because I pulled it out so I could reach the display shelves behind the chairs.  Tomorrow, one goal will be to get the step stool from the storage room, and see if it's possible for me to stand on it, while holding onto the shelves, and reach the items that are sitting on TOP of those shelf units.

If so, I can get them down, and divide them into glassware and display things to be donated, versus glassware and display things to be given new homes elsewhere in the house.  That decision will depend on their condition: if they are scratched, or cheap, or if I just bought them at a department store, I'll likely donate them.  But the red ruby glass like Depression Glass, that I accumulated from antique sellers many years ago, I'll definitely keep, and find new places in the house to put them.

If I do finish this sorting tomorrow, I'll let you know.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 06:34:14 PM
I didn't know there was a Carondelet St in L.A., I only know the one in New Orleans. This western one is near MacArthur Park, as I just found out on the map.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 07:02:00 PM
I didn't know there was a Carondelet St in L.A., I only know the one in New Orleans. This western one is near MacArthur Park, as I just found out on the map.

That does sound like a New Orleans place, doesn't it?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 07:04:44 PM
Right now, furniture is sitting out of place, all over the living room, because I pulled it out so I could reach the display shelves behind the chairs.  Tomorrow, one goal will be to get the step stool from the storage room, and see if it's possible for me to stand on it, while holding onto the shelves, and reach the items that are sitting on TOP of those shelf units.


Just make sure you're careful with the stepstool.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 07:04:45 PM
Carondelet St becomes Bourbon St on the other side of Canal St.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 07:05:54 PM
Fritz, I'm just suddenly very sleepy.  Looked at tonight's schedule again, and I'd like to hear the rest of the show after this, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to lie down for a while. 

If I don't make it back tonight, I'll catch the rest in the Archives.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 07:10:30 PM
Yes, Broadway Is My Beat is usually very good too, and well worth catching in the Archive.

G'nite or SYL Debbie!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 07:30:05 PM
Good night Debs!  See ya tomorrow!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 07:41:57 PM
Yes, Broadway Is My Beat is usually very good too, and well worth catching in the Archive.

G'nite or SYL Debbie!

I had to get up, Fritz, since I just collapsed in bed with my daytime clothes on, but it's too late for the beginning of Broadway is my Beat.  I'll just catch from 9:30 to 11:00 in the archives.

Going down to turn out lights now, and then back to bed in a little while.

Good night, Fritz and Chuck, and anyone else around.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2022, 08:03:02 PM
I'm going to bed now too.

Mom and dad are having some work done on the outside of their home, and the workers will be parking their truck in the driveway, which leaves me no place to park there when I work.   There is parking on the street, but it's limited to two hours, so I'd have to go out and move the car every 2 hours, and find a different spot to park.

So it's just easier to work from the office through Wednesday.  They should be done by Wednesday.   Of course, if there's rain, that could throw a monkey wrench into plans.

We'll see.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 08:09:09 PM
G'nite Chuck! We're singing tomorrow at a new place.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 08:26:48 PM
Suspense is a good one too, Debbie.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 08:29:41 PM
I just got back upstairs, Fritz, and The Lottery is just about to start.  So I'll listen to it now.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 08:31:36 PM
Suspense is a good one too, Debbie.

Good, I'll hear it as soon as the Archives come up.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 08:42:29 PM
In case you want to read it afterwards, here's a link to the original short story.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1948/06/26/the-lottery

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 08:55:30 PM
Tomorrow is Lottery Day.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 09:04:22 PM
Good morning, Linda, still just barely your morning.

What a wonderful rain!   ;D

Yes it has been. We are supposed to get more thunderstorms tonight and a record low tonight and record low high tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 09:06:44 PM
Hiya Diners!

Back from mom and dad's place!  It is hot out there!

I've had the house opened all day. Still do. It's 65° outside right now!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 09:08:46 PM
:o   I would not have even thought that was possible.

I didn't either, but they explained how it happened, and it makes sense. One of the reasons it takes firefighters so long to stop a fire are these hidden spots that are still hot, that can break out again.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 09:10:45 PM
I could deal with some thunderstorms now.  ;D

You need to be down here tonight!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 09:11:03 PM
In case you want to read it afterwards, here's a link to the original short story.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1948/06/26/the-lottery

Thanks, Fritz.  Maybe tomorrow.

I once had a book of her short stories, and I think The Lottery was in that collection, but for some reason I could never get into her stories.

Maybe I'll try again.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 09:11:53 PM
Tomorrow is Lottery Day.

I noticed they were talking about June 27 in the story.

It there a real Lottery Day?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 26, 2022, 09:13:45 PM
Yes it has been. We are supposed to get more thunderstorms tonight and a record low tonight and record low high tomorrow.

Hi, Linda.  Hope you had a good  day, in addition to enjoying the rain and cool.

I tried to go to bed once but it didn't work, but I'm going now.

Good night, hope to see you tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 09:15:08 PM
I noticed they were talking about June 27 in the story.

It there a real Lottery Day?

Only in the story.

G'nite Debbie!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 09:16:51 PM
And a note to Linda:  I put away my needlepoint canvas of "Night Tree" that I'd been working on since before my mother died (so five or six years).  There was a piece of yarn with a needle on the end, that had been stitching before I stopped, so today I finished off that piece of yarn, before putting the project away for now.

It was actually fun to work on again, though, so I hope to finish it one day.  Unfortunately, my stitches weren't too good in places, maybe I was having trouble seeing, so the back of the canvas isn't smooth in that area, the way it should be.  I'll have to tamp down some yarn by running other stitches over a couple of places, when I start up again.  But I suppose I'd eventually get my technique back, if I kept going again.

You will! I hope you take it up again, even if you only work on it a half an hour a day. It's shown that as we get older, it's advantageous for our brains to work on needlework, as it really keeps it active. Plus good for fine motor skills.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 09:26:03 PM
Hi, Linda.  Hope you had a good  day, in addition to enjoying the rain and cool.

I tried to go to bed once but it didn't work, but I'm going now.

Good night, hope to see you tomorrow.

Yes I did have a good day. I really didn't do anything. The family got home about 1:30. Both girls are sick, but not Covid, they were tested.

Goodnight Debbie. I should be around tomorrow. I'm hoping I can talk the parents into letting Lilia stay home tomorrow.

I hope you sleep well.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 26, 2022, 09:52:07 PM
Yes I did have a good day. I really didn't do anything. The family got home about 1:30. Both girls are sick, but not Covid, they were tested.

Goodnight Debbie. I should be around tomorrow. I'm hoping I can talk the parents into letting Lilia stay home tomorrow.

I hope you sleep well.

Sorry they're sick Linda! Hope the parental units listen to you. Viruses are acting weird these since people went into isolation, so it's a good idea to be careful.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2022, 09:55:48 PM
Hey Michael!

G'nite y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 26, 2022, 10:21:33 PM
Sorry they're sick Linda! Hope the parental units listen to you. Viruses are acting weird these since people went into isolation, so it's a good idea to be careful.


Yes, thanks, Michael. They just came off a 4 day camping trip, which means lots of activities and late nights. I don't want them to get sicker.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 27, 2022, 01:48:06 AM
I didn't either, but they explained how it happened, and it makes sense. One of the reasons it takes firefighters so long to stop a fire are these hidden spots that are still hot, that can break out again.

Hello Linda & Chuck

In the southwest of Tasmania, after a bushfire was put out, it burned for many years underground because the subsoil consisted of peat.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:53:26 AM
Have a great weekend, Ingy!

Thank you! I did.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:53:43 AM
Hi, Ingy.  Enjoy your weekend break.

Merci, Deb.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:54:03 AM
Moin moin Ingleinchen! Toi toi toi mit der Genesung! Schönes Wochenende!

Danke, danke, mon ami!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:54:22 AM
I'm so glad. Please have a relaxing weekend  and I hope you continue to improve.

 :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:55:03 AM
I used to handwrite my university essays. 

well, that's great
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:55:30 AM
Debs got her hair cut.
(https://www.photofunky.net/output/image/d/e/c/5/dec51c/photofunky.gif)

 ;D
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:56:12 AM
purging is always good!

 :) :) :)
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:56:24 AM
Just back from Louise's, a slice of berry pie for moving the pit.

yum
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:56:42 AM
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/12/1a/96/121a96706862a2c77b414fa7ad2464c4.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:56:58 AM
awk-awkawk-awk-awk-awk- AWK!

 :laugh:
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:57:10 AM
Buck buck buck!!!

 ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:57:29 AM
On that note(?)

LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:58:41 AM
Hiya Diners.

Just found out some sad news.   Gerry (Cabin) passed away this past February.

This is terrible.

It's unbelievable. Very sad.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:59:43 AM
Yeah, I hope Jack is Ok, and has people to support him.

I didn't read all here, sorry for asking: Do we know the reason for his passing?
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 02:01:24 AM
This month is just flying by. As has the whole year so far.

I totally agree.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 02:01:38 AM
Yeah, it feels like it is.

*nods*
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 02:02:53 AM
But he did drink coffee.

 :) :) :)
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 02:04:10 AM
Tonight Mr. J is giving a talk on Jewish Genealogy in the Germanies to a local Jewish Genealogy group. The multiple Germanies, of course, refer to the many German states which existed until 1871. They all had different laws and records pertaining to Jews, which makes it complicated to follow families back in time.

Great.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 02:05:01 AM
We're singing tomorrow at a new place.

Good.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 02:20:58 AM

We had a great weekend. Weather very unstable and t'stormy though.

My back pain is a little better but still not gone.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 02:22:49 AM

We've got new worries concerning our car. No idea what's actually going on...

*sighs*

Need to bring it to the repair shop soon today.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 27, 2022, 03:31:58 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 27, 2022, 03:34:20 AM
G'nite Chuck! We're singing tomorrow at a new place.

Hope you have a nice crowd!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 27, 2022, 03:36:39 AM
Yes I did have a good day. I really didn't do anything. The family got home about 1:30. Both girls are sick, but not Covid, they were tested.

Goodnight Debbie. I should be around tomorrow. I'm hoping I can talk the parents into letting Lilia stay home tomorrow.


Oh, that stinks.  I hope they stay at home today.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 27, 2022, 03:39:47 AM
Welcome back Ingy.

Sorry to hear about the car.  I hope the mechanic can find the issue.

Regarding Gerry, we don't know what caused his death, but we suspect it was Covid related.  He had posted on his FB page that both he and Jack had long term effects from it, and recovery was slow moving.

Glad your back is feeling better.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 04:49:16 AM
Good morning Diners!

Hey Chuckster!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 04:50:10 AM
Welcome back Ingy.

Sorry to hear about the car.  I hope the mechanic can find the issue.

Regarding Gerry, we don't know what caused his death, but we suspect it was Covid related.  He had posted on his FB page that both he and Jack had long term effects from it, and recovery was slow moving.

Glad your back is feeling better.

1. 2. 4 Thank you, Chuckster.

3. Oh no....   :(  :'(
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Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 07:13:01 AM
I didn't read all here, sorry for asking: Do we know the reason for his passing?

Moin moin Ingleinchen, both he and Jack had long COVID, so that would seem to have been a contributing factor if not the cause. No one has heard from Jack, as far as I know. Good luck with the car problem.

Hey y'all, hazily sunny now, but rain is threatening. I'll wait till closer to the time to leave whether I drive or walk there, depending on the weather. Very warm and humid.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

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Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 07:38:00 AM
Heading out soon, see y'all later.

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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 08:04:53 AM
Moin moin Ingleinchen, both he and Jack had long COVID, so that would seem to have been a contributing factor if not the cause. No one has heard from Jack, as far as I know. Good luck with the car problem.

Hey Federicoleinchen. Thanks for the details. And for the good car wishes.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 08:05:22 AM

Simply no sunshine today. One rainy episode after another.
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Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 08:40:35 AM
Hello Linda & Chuck

In the southwest of Tasmania, after a bushfire was put out, it burned for many years underground because the subsoil consisted of peat.

Hello Tony. Yes, I think I heard about this several years ago.  Didn't peat used to be used as a fuel to heat houses?
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Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 08:43:33 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D

Good morning, Chuck. I hope you had a good day at work when you read this later. ♥️
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 08:49:33 AM

Oh, that stinks.  I hope they stay at home today.

Well Leela isn't going to anything and I did convince them to let Lilia stay home. They both got a good night's sleep.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 08:59:03 AM

Right. I see.
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 27, 2022, 09:12:01 AM
He also posted about the circulation in his legs was really bad and he could hardly get around.

That sounds like peripheral artery disease, which is also what I suspect Bay City John had. It could have been complicated by long COVID, which also affects the heart. Do we know if Gerry was up to date on his vaccinations and boosters for COVID?
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Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 09:24:56 AM
We had a great weekend. Weather very unstable and t'stormy though.

My back pain is a little better but still not gone.

I'm glad it's a little better, but I wish they could find out what is causing the continuing pain. :(
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Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 09:44:32 AM
You will! I hope you take it up again, even if you only work on it a half an hour a day. It's shown that as we get older, it's advantageous for our brains to work on needlework, as it really keeps it active. Plus good for fine motor skills.

Thanks for this reply, Linda!   :)

I'm so busy now with everything else going on, medical plus purging stuff, but after things settle down, I really would like to finish the Night Tree canvas, and look at the other two unwrapped kits, and do them sometime.

I enjoy my computer games for mental stimulation, figuring out puzzles, but you are right about the motor skills.  Games are mostly either typing or clicking.   :laugh:

Plus, it used to be enjoyable to work on a pattern or picture that seemed artistic.  It was relaxing.

Thanks for your encouragement.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 09:48:51 AM
Simply no sunshine today. One rainy episode after another.

Same for us, but the rain is constant and slow, just what we need to help with the drought.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 09:53:04 AM

That sounds like peripheral artery disease, which is also what I suspect Bay City John had. It could have been complicated by long COVID, which also affects the heart. Do we know if Gerry was up to date on his vaccinations and boosters for COVID?

I think that's what he called it.

It doesn't say anywhere that they did or did not get vaccines.
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Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 09:54:56 AM
Well Leela isn't going to anything and I did convince them to let Lilia stay home. They both got a good night's sleep.

Hi, Linda.  I'm glad they slept well, at least.  Those camping trips might be pretty exhausting, even if they are fun.

Hope you're doing well.  I'm just taking a break in between talking to my doctor's office, replying to an email from/to brother/sister, seeing the Purple Heart donations picked up and taken away, letting the ORKIN man in to spray, and moving the library steps from library into living room, so I can take down some glassware on upper shelves of display units and sort the glassware into Keep and Donate.  So, busy day.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 09:58:51 AM
I'm glad it's a little better, but I wish they could find out what is causing the continuing pain. :(

Mi tu. Thanks, friend.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 09:59:16 AM
Same for us, but the rain is constant and slow, just what we need to help with the drought.

That's also true.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 10:21:38 AM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Rehi y'all, just got back home, it's a nice place to sing and within easy walking distance from here. It took a little while to get arranged by the piano, to get chairs set up and all. There was a reasonably sized and very appreciative audience there, which is always nice. The staff seemed to be enjoying themselves too.

It had started to rain a little by the time we left, so I got a ride back. Can't complain, because the walk back would have been more uphill!  ;D

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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 11:28:44 AM
Rehi y'all, just got back home, it's a nice place to sing and within easy walking distance from here. It took a little while to get arranged by the piano, to get chairs set up and all. There was a reasonably sized and very appreciative audience there, which is always nice. The staff seemed to be enjoying themselves too.

Sounds good.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 11:29:20 AM

We had planned to have dinner outdoors, but it's impossible - too wet and too chilly for an alfresco meal.
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Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 11:32:42 AM
It's the same here, cold and very wet.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 11:35:56 AM

So strange for end-of-June...
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Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 12:13:20 PM
Especially in New Mexico!

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Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 01:02:58 PM
Rehi y'all, just got back home, it's a nice place to sing and within easy walking distance from here. It took a little while to get arranged by the piano, to get chairs set up and all. There was a reasonably sized and very appreciative audience there, which is always nice. The staff seemed to be enjoying themselves too.

It had started to rain a little by the time we left, so I got a ride back. Can't complain, because the walk back would have been more uphill!  ;D

Good afternoon, Fritz.  It's raining here too, but I'm enjoying hearing it.

Glad you were able to walk to your singing place today, and that everyone enjoyed themselves.

I did manage to climb up the library steps and get everything down that I wanted to get off the high shelves in the living room.  Then kept busy sorting out glassware for several hours, but have now divided things between Keep and Donate, and have found at least temporary places for all the Keep's, in the library.  I'll have a better idea after all the library furniture gets put back where it belongs, after the bookcases which are on their way out, have actually gone out the door.

Going to sit and play a game for a while now, and rest.  Then later, gather up some more give-away stuff, like a broken vacuum cleaner for the junk pile.
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Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 01:07:55 PM
So strange for end-of-June...

Especially in New Mexico!

For sure, but we are just having a very active beginning of monsoon season. Unfortunately they they are calling for a relatively dry rest of the season. :(
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:11:58 PM
Especially in New Mexico!

Genau.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:12:14 PM
For sure, but we are just having a very active beginning of monsoon season. Unfortunately they they are calling for a relatively dry rest of the season. :(

I see.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:12:57 PM

Today my back pain has become worse again. Almost unbearable. After two weeks of heavy and continued medication! I'm at a loss, really.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 01:15:08 PM
For sure, but we are just having a very active beginning of monsoon season. Unfortunately they they are calling for a relatively dry rest of the season. :(

Darn.

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Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 01:15:54 PM
Today my back pain has become worse again. Almost unbearable. After two weeks of heavy and continued medication! I'm at a loss, really.

Double darn.

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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:18:09 PM

Yep.

 :'(
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Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 01:45:04 PM
Today my back pain has become worse again. Almost unbearable. After two weeks of heavy and continued medication! I'm at a loss, really.

I'm very sorry to hear that, Ingy.  Has any other kind of treatment been suggested, other than the pain pills and the milder sort of treatments?
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 01:59:37 PM

Therapy too - stretch therapy and back massage. But, so far, to no real avail.

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Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 02:34:25 PM
Today my back pain has become worse again. Almost unbearable. After two weeks of heavy and continued medication! I'm at a loss, really.

I'm so very sorry to hear this, Ingy. Is there anyone else you can go to?
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Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 03:18:04 PM
Therapy too - stretch therapy and back massage. But, so far, to no real avail.

Yes, I do remember you mentioning the stretch therapy.  Nothing else, then, other than back massage.  I'm sorry there's nothing else they can think of that might be more helpful.  :(
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Post by: tfferg on June 27, 2022, 03:38:09 PM
Didn't peat used to be used as a fuel to heat houses?

Yes, Linda, in Scotland and other parts of Europe.

And prehistoric remains have been found preserved in peat bogs.
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Post by: tfferg on June 27, 2022, 03:39:18 PM
Well Leela isn't going to anything and I did convince them to let Lilia stay home. They both got a good night's sleep.
Good
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Post by: tfferg on June 27, 2022, 03:44:33 PM

Rehi y'all, just got back home, it's a nice place to sing and within easy walking distance from here. It took a little while to get arranged by the piano, to get chairs set up and all. There was a reasonably sized and very appreciative audience there, which is always nice. The staff seemed to be enjoying themselves too.

It had started to rain a little by the time we left, so I got a ride back. Can't complain, because the walk back would have been more uphill!  ;D

Hello Fritz

Very good
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 27, 2022, 03:45:55 PM
Hello diners!

Just got home.  ;D
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 27, 2022, 03:47:20 PM
Well Leela isn't going to anything and I did convince them to let Lilia stay home. They both got a good night's sleep.

Good!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 27, 2022, 03:48:54 PM
Rehi y'all, just got back home, it's a nice place to sing and within easy walking distance from here. It took a little while to get arranged by the piano, to get chairs set up and all. There was a reasonably sized and very appreciative audience there, which is always nice. The staff seemed to be enjoying themselves too.


Sounds  like it was a good event!  Congrats!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 03:50:38 PM
Hey Tony!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 27, 2022, 03:50:58 PM
Today my back pain has become worse again. Almost unbearable. After two weeks of heavy and continued medication! I'm at a loss, really.

I'm sorry to hear this.   I hope doctors can find a cause, and remedy.
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Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 04:03:33 PM
Good

Hello Tony.

I'm at dance class with Lilia. It's an hour and then hopefully I'm done for today. I haven't felt good today. Not sure why. Maybe it's the weather.
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Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 04:04:38 PM
Hello diners!

Just got home.  ;D

Hiya. Chuck. I hope your day went well.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 27, 2022, 04:06:55 PM
Yes, it did, thanks.  Hope yours did too.
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Post by: tfferg on June 27, 2022, 04:15:12 PM
Hello diners!

Just got home.  ;D

Hello Chuck

Have a relaxing evening.

Phong left a few minutes ago for his second day of induction training. Yesterday seems to have been a series of presentations by various speakers. He was more impressed by the buffet lunch and he talked with other trainees including at least one person he knows from previous years at the hotel. He got his new ID badge. His uniform is to be ready today.

They were given a Crown branded cotton bag inscribed with "Together, we create exceptional experiences with respect and care for our communities" and an image with slogans, "We act with integrity", "We work together", "We care", and "We strive for excellence". The bag contained a plastic water bottle with the same slogans and images.

I view them in the context that it is a gambling behemoth and that they are operating with a conditional licence after the official inquiries last year found it unfit to hold it.

The rates for the Villa Suites range from more then $1000 to $10 000 a night. There are VIP gambling rooms separate from the main gambling area on the ground floor.

One of the handouts Phong brought home is a card with a list of symptoms of problem gambling and suspicious behaviours.

The company has been taken over by the US Blackstone private company and delisted from the Australian Stock Exchange.
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Post by: Jenny on June 27, 2022, 04:15:48 PM
Ingelico, are they sure it's just a muscle cramp in your back? Could part of the problem be in your neck? I know that neck problems can cause pain in the back. How long does such pain usually last? If pain relieving medication isn't helping for any length of time, perhaps they need to send you to someone who will examine x-rays of the spine, to see if there are problems with a disc or if the vertebrae somewhere in the spine are pinching the spinal cord. This is what my mother had.

Obviously, I'm not a specialist or someone trained in this area, but I think that there should be a point where they start to look for other explanations than just cramp. :(
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Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 04:26:54 PM
Hello diners!

Just got home.  ;D

Welcome home, Chuck!

Hi, Tony.

I finished putting the living room back in order, finished sorting all the glass items into Keep versus Donate, on the dining room table.  Then pushed or pulled all the furniture back into place, although it doesn't all look quite right.  Like the tent, I guess.  Eventually some things -- chairs, ottomans, small end tables -- will probably get moved back closer to where they started.

Then my old friend in Amarillo, who had been away at his Colorado cabin without his phone charger, returned a call I'd made last week, and we caught up a bit.

And I did clean out the hall storage closet where the broken vacuum cleaner was, so I'm making my way through junk things.  Tomorrow I hope to finally have a chance to make a room-by-room list of what is junk and what is to donate, so things go smoothly on Thursday.

Now it's time to heat up dinner here....the last of the turkey, and I think the potatoes are mostly gone but there's still some potato salad left.

I'll finish catching up here, and then be back after dinner.

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Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 04:31:59 PM
Ingelico, are they sure it's just a muscle cramp in your back? Could part of the problem be in your neck? I know that neck problems can cause pain in the back. How long does such pain usually last? If pain relieving medication isn't helping for any length of time, perhaps they need to send you to someone who will examine x-rays of the spine, to see if there are problems with a disc or if the vertebrae somewhere in the spine are pinching the spinal cord. This is what my mother had.

Obviously, I'm not a specialist or someone trained in this area, but I think that there should be a point where they start to look for other explanations than just cramp. :(

Very good ideas, Jenny.  My brother is getting shots in his spine every so often because he has disc problems similar to what you describe.  I think a specialist who could at least do X-rays would be warranted, at this point.

And Ingy, I hope you will try to see a specialist like that, and that they will have some better suggestions than the ones you've gotten so far.

At times, my brother has been in such pain that he can hardly walk, and it's really aggravated by long car trips (or would be by long train trips, too, I suppose).  If your problems are anything like his are, I wish you luck in finding some new ideas and treatments.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 27, 2022, 04:34:59 PM
Hello Chuck

Have a relaxing evening.

Phong left a few minutes ago for his second day of induction training. Yesterday seems to have been a series of presentations by various speakers. He was more impressed by the buffet lunch and he talked with other trainees including at least one person he knows from previous years at the hotel. He got his new ID badge. His uniform is to be ready today.

They were given a Crown branded cotton bag inscribed with "Together, we create exceptional experiences with respect and care for our communities" and an image with slogans, "We act with integrity", "We work together", "We care", and "We strive for excellence". The bag contained a plastic water bottle with the same slogans and images.

I view them in the context that it is a gambling behemoth and that they are operating with a conditional licence after the official inquiries last year found it unfit to hold it.

The rates for the Villa Suites range from more then $1000 to $10 000 a night. There are VIP gambling rooms separate from the main gambling area on the ground floor.

One of the handouts Phong brought home is a card with a list of symptoms of problem gambling and suspicious behaviours.

The company has been taken over by the US Blackstone private company and delisted from the Australian Stock Exchange.


Hello Tony, and thanks!   I hope it's going well for Phong!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 04:55:33 PM
Just had a nice video chat with an original Brokie! She was on the IMDb BBM site, not sure if she was ever on here, but a FB friend with her, named Celeste Aronoff, now living in Kansas City. When I was in Israel in 2016 she was there too, and we talked about getting together at some point, but our tour literally did not leave us any free time to go off exploring on our own. Anyway, it was nice to talk with her.

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Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 04:55:52 PM
Hey Jenny!

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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 04:57:56 PM
I'm so very sorry to hear this, Ingy. Is there anyone else you can go to?

I'll try something/someone else, tomorrow. This can't go on like this.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 04:58:20 PM
Yes, I do remember you mentioning the stretch therapy.  Nothing else, then, other than back massage.  I'm sorry there's nothing else they can think of that might be more helpful.  :(

I need a computer scan, eventually.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 04:58:43 PM
I'm sorry to hear this.   I hope doctors can find a cause, and remedy.

Merci, Chuckster, and everyone else.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 04:59:18 PM
Almost time for the news.

Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Ingshpamopakheyr!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 05:00:01 PM
Ingelico, are they sure it's just a muscle cramp in your back? Could part of the problem be in your neck? I know that neck problems can cause pain in the back. How long does such pain usually last? If pain relieving medication isn't helping for any length of time, perhaps they need to send you to someone who will examine x-rays of the spine, to see if there are problems with a disc or if the vertebrae somewhere in the spine are pinching the spinal cord. This is what my mother had.

Obviously, I'm not a specialist or someone trained in this area, but I think that there should be a point where they start to look for other explanations than just cramp. :(

That's a very good recommendation, Jennyleinchen. I really must find out.

The pain relieving medication doesn't help anymore.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 05:00:37 PM

Thank you for your advice too, Deb.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 05:00:54 PM

Gute Nacht, Federicoleinchen.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 27, 2022, 05:01:10 PM

Good night, Diner friends.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 27, 2022, 05:02:53 PM
good night, Ingy!   I hope you get some sleep tonight.
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Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:10:13 PM
Good night, Diner friends.
GOODNIGHT, My Man!!...........sleep tight, and PAIN FREE too!!  :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:11:42 PM
Simply no sunshine today. One rainy episode after another.
Move here!! "where the skies are not CLOUDY all day".......this is TRUE!! You'd have to get used to the constant WIND though!!  :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:13:29 PM
Well Leela isn't going to anything and I did convince them to let Lilia stay home. They both got a good night's sleep.
You know, Linda.....I have to ADMIRE you Fortitude there!! I could NEVER live with my kids, love them and all, but LIVE with them? No, no, no........not a good thing for them, or me!! Glad I have choices though. Hang in there, Lady!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 05:14:04 PM
Hey Jonn!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:16:14 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Rehi y'all, just got back home, it's a nice place to sing and within easy walking distance from here. It took a little while to get arranged by the piano, to get chairs set up and all. There was a reasonably sized and very appreciative audience there, which is always nice. The staff seemed to be enjoying themselves too.

It had started to rain a little by the time we left, so I got a ride back. Can't complain, because the walk back would have been more uphill!  ;D
But, Fritz!! UPHILL walking is the best form of aerobic exercise!! haha.....although one wouldn't care for the rain factor, no?!  :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:17:01 PM
We had planned to have dinner outdoors, but it's impossible - too wet and too chilly for an alfresco meal.
What, exactly, is an Alfresco Meal? One must explain, you know?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:20:00 PM
Good afternoon, Fritz.  It's raining here too, but I'm enjoying hearing it.

Glad you were able to walk to your singing place today, and that everyone enjoyed themselves.

I did manage to climb up the library steps and get everything down that I wanted to get off the high shelves in the living room.  Then kept busy sorting out glassware for several hours, but have now divided things between Keep and Donate, and have found at least temporary places for all the Keep's, in the library.  I'll have a better idea after all the library furniture gets put back where it belongs, after the bookcases which are on their way out, have actually gone out the door.

Going to sit and play a game for a while now, and rest.  Then later, gather up some more give-away stuff, like a broken vacuum cleaner for the junk pile.
With your CONSTANT donations, I'm surprised you still have anything LEFT to donate? I only donate seasonal clothes I never wore now, everything else I've sent to charities a LONG TIME ago. Done purging here, for sure!! I'm to the point of MOVING to a much smaller place now.......so ready too!! Tired of all the stairs in my home.......although I do LOVE IT! Custom-built for me back in the day!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 27, 2022, 05:23:01 PM
Hiya Jon, good to see ya!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 27, 2022, 05:23:15 PM
I'll try something/someone else, tomorrow. This can't go on like this.

Hello Ingy

I'm sorry your pain in lingering on so long. Good idea to consult other specialists, especially as analgesic medications are dangerous if we use them for long.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:23:30 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Rehi y'all, just got back home, it's a nice place to sing and within easy walking distance from here. It took a little while to get arranged by the piano, to get chairs set up and all. There was a reasonably sized and very appreciative audience there, which is always nice. The staff seemed to be enjoying themselves too.

It had started to rain a little by the time we left, so I got a ride back. Can't complain, because the walk back would have been more uphill!  ;D
I'm glad you can still sing in groups, Fritz!! I SOOOOOO miss my Singing days. I've sang in groups my WHOLE LIFE, till my ears quit working.....my Brothers and I had a quartet when I was in grade school, we even recorded a record! haha......not sure WHO bought it though. I miss singing more than ANYTHING else in my Life. A real transistion for me in my (now) Senior Years! With all my hearing problems throughout Life, it's amazing to me I was able to sing as long as I did!!  :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:26:29 PM
Today my back pain has become worse again. Almost unbearable. After two weeks of heavy and continued medication! I'm at a loss, really.
GOOD LORD!!! Do they have you doing any PT exercises everyday yet? I have damage in my spinal column, but I do a little PT exercises when it flares up, and in 5 days it calms down. I haven't seen where you even mention daily PT exercises! hmmmm? Those are a life-saver for me!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 27, 2022, 05:27:43 PM
Hello Jonn

Alfresco means outdoors.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:31:07 PM
Ingelico, are they sure it's just a muscle cramp in your back? Could part of the problem be in your neck? I know that neck problems can cause pain in the back. How long does such pain usually last? If pain relieving medication isn't helping for any length of time, perhaps they need to send you to someone who will examine x-rays of the spine, to see if there are problems with a disc or if the vertebrae somewhere in the spine are pinching the spinal cord. This is what my mother had.

Obviously, I'm not a specialist or someone trained in this area, but I think that there should be a point where they start to look for other explanations than just cramp. :(
I'm with you, Jenny!! He needs to have someone, anyone, suggest something different! In my case, they finally found damage in my spinal column from L3 to L5, believe it or not, simple PT exercises SOLVED the problem for me, but that was after my Chiropractor gave UP and sent me to a spinal neurosurgeon!! I felt LUCKY he said "You don't need surgery just yet"........LORDY!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:33:17 PM
Just had a nice video chat with an original Brokie! She was on the IMDb BBM site, not sure if she was ever on here, but a FB friend with her, named Celeste Aronoff, now living in Kansas City. When I was in Israel in 2016 she was there too, and we talked about getting together at some point, but our tour literally did not leave us any free time to go off exploring on our own. Anyway, it was nice to talk with her.
KC!! Home of Fountains and BBQ!!! hahaha.....plus the Chiefs and Royals!!  :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:36:01 PM
I'll try something/someone else, tomorrow. This can't go on like this.
Maybe a GOOD massage therapist?? Male, preferrably........not what you think either. I've simply found my 'comfort zone' is better with a Male Massage Therapist.....BTW, no 'HAPPY ENDING' with them either.......lol!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:37:28 PM
Good night, Diner friends.
Goodnight, My Man!! I do wish you sweet and relaxing SLEEP!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 05:37:39 PM
KC!! Home of Fountains and BBQ!!! hahaha.....plus the Chiefs and Royals!!  :P :P :P :P

I think she actually lives in Overton Park.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:39:08 PM
Hey Jonn!
Hey, Fritz!! You miss Wichita yet!!?? hahaha....... ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 27, 2022, 05:39:42 PM
I had the second session with the Encore Nutrition specialist yesterday. I had filled in a week's diary of my food and drink intake, so she gave me feedback and advice based on it to control the weight gain that is a side effect of the hormone deprivation therapy.

I also asked her to give me a list of specific things to avoid as a prostate cancer patient. She emailed them to me after I left and included a particular list of recommended foods. The tings to avoid are red and processed meats, alcohol and foods high in saturated fats, eg, processed meals and commercial baked goods.

Onccore are also emailing me a weekly newsletter that includes some very useful articles with nuanced information I want to share with Phong.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 05:40:51 PM
Hey, Fritz!! You miss Wichita yet!!?? hahaha....... ;D ;D ;D ;D

Well, I did get my car serviced there once!

Tried to get in touch but it didn't quite work out.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:45:09 PM
Hiya Jon, good to see ya!
hey there, Chuck!! Hope all is good with you and the BANKING WORLD!! You do know I used to work in a Bank, right? hahaha.......WAAAAAY back in the Day!! I started in my Freshman year of College, a true GODSEND for me, I could work around my college schedule too, perfect!! I was the MAILBOY, Vault Manager and BILL collector too!! In those days, the Bank would actually send someone to COLLECT Loan Payments from certain wealthy customers....who ONLY wanted to pay on the very LAST day it was due......a very, VERY weird task for me!! LORDY!! I did get to KNOW many extremely "well-to-do" clients in this City!! LORDY!! who knew, right?
I loved all my time there though.......it sure did NOT pay well back in the day! MANY great bennies though!  :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:47:41 PM
Hello Jonn

Alfresco means outdoors.
Hello, TONY!! Yes, I knew that alfresco means 'Outdoors'......haha......it's VERY common here, usually involves a Charcoal or Gas Grill too! People here LOVE to dine outdoors, with all the COOKOUT foods too, but the weather is always an issue!! I think I was wondering MORE about the menu/cuisine for it...........here you have to be very careful about the menu!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:49:35 PM
I think she actually lives in Overton Park.
Yes, I have friends/relatives who live in that area, Although it's Overland Park!  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:51:43 PM
Well, I did get my car serviced there once!

Tried to get in touch but it didn't quite work out.
I remember!! Back in the day!! I was working PT at the School Bus Co then......I actually HAD a Toyota then too, same dealership/service area too!! Small world!! They had POPCORN in the waiting lounge, right!!  :P :P :P
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 27, 2022, 05:52:51 PM
OKAY!! All 'caught up' here for the day!! Time for some Dinner here!!

Have a great evening, Diners!!  :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 05:54:59 PM
Yes, I have friends/relatives who live in that area, Although it's Overland Park!  ;D

Oh yeah, right. I do have the correct spelling in my notes.

G'nite Jonn!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 06:09:07 PM
Thank you for your advice too, Deb.

You're welcome, Ingy.  I hope you find out what's really wrong, and find something that helps.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 06:20:36 PM
With your CONSTANT donations, I'm surprised you still have anything LEFT to donate? I only donate seasonal clothes I never wore now, everything else I've sent to charities a LONG TIME ago. Done purging here, for sure!! I'm to the point of MOVING to a much smaller place now.......so ready too!! Tired of all the stairs in my home.......although I do LOVE IT! Custom-built for me back in the day!  ;D ;D ;D

Hi, Jonn.  I used to be quite a collector.  Especially of SETS of books.  They all have to go now, except the ones I really want to read.

For example, back when I was working downtown, it was a hobby to go to bookstores on my lunch hours, and I found many books called "Cultural Atlas of Such-and-Such."  Good books, but they mostly sat on a shelf for display.  France, Germany, Greece, Rome, etc., etc.

Now I'm only going to keep three of them, for various reasons:
China, because it's always good to know more about China
Australia, because certain Diner people have made me want to understand it better
Renaissance, because it touches on parts of Italy which I almost visited once.

I never bought a lot of clothes, Jonn, but I bought books, pillows, dishes, and STUFF.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 06:22:49 PM
Hello Jonn

Alfresco means outdoors.

in the fresh air  ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 06:24:32 PM
I'm with you, Jenny!! He needs to have someone, anyone, suggest something different! In my case, they finally found damage in my spinal column from L3 to L5, believe it or not, simple PT exercises SOLVED the problem for me, but that was after my Chiropractor gave UP and sent me to a spinal neurosurgeon!! I felt LUCKY he said "You don't need surgery just yet"........LORDY!!  :o :o :o

That's somewhat like my brother.  Discs L-something to L-something, can't remember exactly what numbers but somewhere in that range.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 06:25:05 PM
in the fresh air  ;)

Maybe your Italian waiter's name is Al Fresco.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 06:30:32 PM
Just finished dinner, Fritz, amidst various other things.  Have to go take meds and start the dishwasher now.  I had hoped to listen to what I missed on BB tonight, but it may be tomorrow before I get to it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 06:50:14 PM
I had my salad pretty late, so I still need to get something to eat.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 06:56:35 PM
Good night, Diner friends.

Good night Ingy. I hope you can get some sleep with the pain. I'm thinking of you. I hope you can get some help tomorrow. :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 06:59:30 PM
You know, Linda.....I have to ADMIRE you Fortitude there!! I could NEVER live with my kids, love them and all, but LIVE with them? No, no, no........not a good thing for them, or me!! Glad I have choices though. Hang in there, Lady!!  :o :o :o

Thanks Jonn. I appreciate it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 07:12:15 PM
Hi, Linda.   :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 07:13:28 PM
I'm getting sleepy, but I really don't want to go to bed yet, so I'll try to stick around for a little longer tonight.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 27, 2022, 08:08:55 PM
I'm working in the Children's library today and just had a mom come up and ask if we had any books on Pride. We had a display set up! So that kind of rocked.

The little boys were pretty assertive too - they both asked me questions. I told their mom that's a good thing.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 08:50:45 PM
Sounds good, Michael. 
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 27, 2022, 08:51:56 PM
Well, the day is done.  Very much done.

Good night, everyone.

I'll probably just be working around the house tomorrow, then I have an appointment on Wednesday.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 08:54:21 PM
G'nite Debbie, nothing here either, but I do want to watch the hearing of J6 tomorrow.

Hey Michael!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 08:56:55 PM
Opened up the door and several windows upstairs and down, since it's supposed to get down into the low 60's tonight, maybe even 59. Any coolness involving fresher air is welcome.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 27, 2022, 09:37:47 PM
Opened up the door and several windows upstairs and down, since it's supposed to get down into the low 60's tonight, maybe even 59. Any coolness involving fresher air is welcome.

Did you have to update the version of windows first?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 09:52:58 PM
 ;D

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2022, 09:59:09 PM
G'nite y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 10:20:18 PM
I'm working in the Children's library today and just had a mom come up and ask if we had any books on Pride. We had a display set up! So that kind of rocked.

The little boys were pretty assertive too - they both asked me questions. I told their mom that's a good thing.

This is so cool, Michael! I'm so glad they have the mom they do, and that they are so confident. I'm glad you were there for them!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 27, 2022, 10:21:47 PM
Good night Michael, Fritz, Debbie, and Chuck. Have a good day, Tony!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 27, 2022, 10:43:20 PM
This is so cool, Michael! I'm so glad they have the mom they do, and that they are so confident. I'm glad you were there for them!

I'm guessing when she saw my red and purple hair she figured it was safe to ask.  ;D

Thanks Linda - it kind of made the night.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 01:08:08 AM

Bonjour! At last a sunny morning. But I woke up with horrible back pain again.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 01:08:36 AM
good night, Ingy!   I hope you get some sleep tonight.

It's been a tough night, I have to say.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 01:08:51 AM
GOODNIGHT, My Man!!...........sleep tight, and PAIN FREE too!!  :-* :-* :-* :-*

merci, Chuckster & Jonn
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 01:09:09 AM
Move here!! "where the skies are not CLOUDY all day".......this is TRUE!! You'd have to get used to the constant WIND though!!  :o

I don't mind the wind.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 01:09:39 AM
What, exactly, is an Alfresco Meal? One must explain, you know?  ;D ;D ;D

Alfresco = Italian = outside.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 01:10:49 AM
GOOD LORD!!! Do they have you doing any PT exercises everyday yet? I have damage in my spinal column, but I do a little PT exercises when it flares up, and in 5 days it calms down. I haven't seen where you even mention daily PT exercises! hmmmm? Those are a life-saver for me!!

That might be the next step.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 01:11:18 AM
Maybe a GOOD massage therapist?? Male, preferrably........not what you think either. I've simply found my 'comfort zone' is better with a Male Massage Therapist.....BTW, no 'HAPPY ENDING' with them either.......lol!!  :o :o :o

Right now, a happy ending is my least concern.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 01:11:35 AM
Goodnight, My Man!! I do wish you sweet and relaxing SLEEP!!  ;D ;D ;D

Gracias, Jonn!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 01:12:25 AM
Maybe your Italian waiter's name is Al Fresco.

As opposed to Al Pacino?  ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 01:12:48 AM
Good night Ingy. I hope you can get some sleep with the pain. I'm thinking of you. I hope you can get some help tomorrow. :-*

Merci sweet Lita

 :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 28, 2022, 03:42:55 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 28, 2022, 03:45:35 AM
I'm working in the Children's library today and just had a mom come up and ask if we had any books on Pride. We had a display set up! So that kind of rocked.

The little boys were pretty assertive too - they both asked me questions. I told their mom that's a good thing.


Stories like this make one realize how far we've come, and it's a nice boost given what's currently going on with the treatment the LGBT community and pride events are receiving.  When I was the age of the boys who you helped, I would never have found a pride display in my children's library.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 06:53:33 AM

Hey Chuckster!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 06:53:55 AM

Back from the x ray laboratory.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 28, 2022, 07:30:15 AM
I'm guessing when she saw my red and purple hair she figured it was safe to ask.  ;D

Thanks Linda - it kind of made the night.

Good point, Michael! :D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 28, 2022, 07:43:43 AM
Good morning, Linda!   ;D

And hello or good morning to everyone else who's been here and gone.

Chuck, hope your workday is going well.  See you when you get home.

Ingy, hope the xrays are somehow helpful and lead to a better diagnosis.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 28, 2022, 07:46:50 AM
The Butterflies badge collection is beginning to appear....the first 10 challenges were released this morning.

We recently had Metamorphosis badges, with caterpillars and then mostly rather bland-looking moths, although some of the moths were pretty.  But these new badges are the truly brilliant kind of butterflies.   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 28, 2022, 08:00:20 AM
Hey y'all, a nice sunny mild and unhumid morning here, I closed the windows but am leaving the door open for a little while longer since the temps are still pleasant. Got the thermostat up again until it heats up in the house when the hot weather returns tomorrow.

The high is only supposed to be 81 today and the dew point blissfully in the 40's.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen! Unendlich.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 28, 2022, 08:01:19 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D

Good morning, Chuck. Happy Tuesday!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 28, 2022, 08:02:08 AM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 28, 2022, 08:02:30 AM
It's been a tough night, I have to say.

I'm so sorry, Ingy. I hope something is determined from the xtays. ♥️
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 28, 2022, 08:03:57 AM
Hey y'all, a nice sunny mild and unhumid morning here, I closed the windows but am leaving the door open for a little while longer since the temps are still pleasant. Got the thermostat up again until it heats up in the house when the hot weather returns tomorrow.

The high is only supposed to be 81 today and the dew point blissfully in the 40's.

Hey Debbie!


Good morning, Fritz! 

That does sound like very pleasant weather you're having.  It's only 69 here, so probably will feel nice, next time I open the door.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 08:04:46 AM
Ingy, hope the xrays are somehow helpful and lead to a better diagnosis.

That's what I hope too. Hi, Deb.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 08:05:23 AM
Moin moin Ingleinchen! Unendlich.

Allerdings.

Hey Fritzchen.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 08:05:53 AM
I'm so sorry, Ingy. I hope something is determined from the xtays. ♥️

 ;)  :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 28, 2022, 08:11:58 AM
Back from the x ray laboratory.

I sure hope something is determined. Did they just do an x-ray or a CT scan or an MRI?  Sometimes they have to do the CT scan or an MRI to determine deeper issues.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 28, 2022, 08:13:44 AM
Good morning, Linda!   ;D

Good morning Debbie.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 28, 2022, 08:17:53 AM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hey Fritz! :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

This morning it's 55° so I have the windows and doors open, but it's supposed to get up to the mid 80's so I'll close up later.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 08:26:46 AM
I sure hope something is determined. Did they just do an x-ray or a CT scan or an MRI?  Sometimes they have to do the CT scan or an MRI to determine deeper issues.

Only an x-ray, this time.

I read the diagnosis: Nothing particularly worrying. Which is strange.

I'll see my doctor on Friday morning, and then we will talk about it.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 28, 2022, 08:32:12 AM
Only an x-ray, this time.

I read the diagnosis: Nothing particularly worrying. Which is strange.

I'll see my doctor on Friday morning, and then we will talk about it.

Hope they can track the source and treat it properly.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 28, 2022, 08:40:03 AM
Only an x-ray, this time.

I read the diagnosis: Nothing particularly worrying. Which is strange.

I'll see my doctor on Friday morning, and then we will talk about it.



Well with the amount of pain you are in, I hope they do a CT scan or an MRI.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 09:23:40 AM
Hope they can track the source and treat it properly.

That's my hope too.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 09:23:54 AM
Well with the amount of pain you are in, I hope they do a CT scan or an MRI.

Absolutely.
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 28, 2022, 09:55:57 AM

Stories like this make one realize how far we've come, and it's a nice boost given what's currently going on with the treatment the LGBT community and pride events are receiving.  When I was the age of the boys who you helped, I would never have found a pride display in my children's library.

I have to say that I’m not entirely sure it was because the mom thought one of the boys was lgbt. She might have wanted them to understand the parade or she could be coming out too. Either way it’s great!

Although she was asking about books about puberty too, so it might have been one of her sons.
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 28, 2022, 10:14:13 AM

Stories like this make one realize how far we've come, and it's a nice boost given what's currently going on with the treatment the LGBT community and pride events are receiving.  When I was the age of the boys who you helped, I would never have found a pride display in my children's library.

One more thought: I was doing pride displays at a bookstore I worked at in Michigan in 1977. So if had been in my town….
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 28, 2022, 10:19:05 AM
Ingy you should ask your doctor if they can do a pain blocker procedure. I’m not sure exactly what it is called, but it involves blocking the pain message from the nerve to the brain.
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 28, 2022, 10:21:42 AM
It’s called a spinal nerve block:

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/4-things-you-should-know-about-nerve-blocks/amp/
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Post by: dejavu on June 28, 2022, 11:21:08 AM
Hi, Michael.

Peeking in.  Someone stopped by to see how much I have to donate, but they can take the books but don't have the right kind of boxes for the glass items.  I am going to work on those myself today, wrapping each piece in paper towels and putting in small trash bags, and then maybe the small bags can go in a larger box without bumping into each other and getting broken.

So I'll be busy again today, but progress is being made.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 28, 2022, 11:22:25 AM
Hey Michael!

Watching the J6 hearing now.

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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 11:57:25 AM
Ingy you should ask your doctor if they can do a pain blocker procedure. I’m not sure exactly what it is called, but it involves blocking the pain message from the nerve to the brain.

Yes that's something I seriously need to consider.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 11:57:43 AM
It’s called a spinal nerve block:
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/4-things-you-should-know-about-nerve-blocks/amp/

Thank you.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 11:58:25 AM

Just finished Edmund White's latest novel A PREVIOUS LIFE - a very strange and bewildering book. Even for White's standards.

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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 12:02:51 PM

We'll have dinner now. Fresh garlic shrimps.

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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 28, 2022, 12:38:40 PM
Yes that's something I seriously need to consider.

There are also electronic devices that are implanted that block pain. I know that is a serious intervention, but you might want to consider it.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 28, 2022, 01:48:35 PM
Hello Diners!

Finishing out the day at home, about an hour to go.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 28, 2022, 01:49:00 PM
Michael to the rescue!  I hope the info you posted can help Ingy!
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Post by: dejavu on June 28, 2022, 02:13:44 PM
Hi, Chuck.  It must feel good to be home.   :)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 28, 2022, 02:35:44 PM
It does!  ;D
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 28, 2022, 02:42:58 PM
Michael to the rescue!  I hope the info you posted can help Ingy!

Hi Debbie, Fritz and Chuck (and anyone else here).

I hope it helps too!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 04:28:35 PM
There are also electronic devices that are implanted that block pain. I know that is a serious intervention, but you might want to consider it.

Yes, absolutely.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 04:28:49 PM
Michael to the rescue!  I hope the info you posted can help Ingy!

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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 04:29:07 PM
I hope it helps too!

 :-*
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 04:29:25 PM

Bedtime for me. Good night, Diner friends.
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Post by: Jenny on June 28, 2022, 04:32:56 PM
I'm glad to hear that they took x-rays, but I agree with Linda that a CAT scan or MRI may be needed. The nerve block does sound serious, but maybe it's necessary. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery, Ingdear.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 28, 2022, 04:37:43 PM

Gracias, dear Jennyleinchen.

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Post by: fritzkep on June 28, 2022, 04:45:22 PM
Bonne nuit et schlaft ruhig, Ingshabbekheir!

Hey Jenny!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 28, 2022, 04:57:48 PM
sleep well Ingy, hiya Jenny!
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Post by: dejavu on June 28, 2022, 06:02:21 PM
Hi, Jenny.

Good night, Ingy.

I needed a nap at about  5:00, was falling asleep, then have been wrapping donations, and now made some dinner.  A breakfast bowl, with steak and potatoes and eggs, then will finish a little leftover salad from lunch.
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Post by: dejavu on June 28, 2022, 06:09:45 PM
Guess I need to reboot, things aren't loading right.

Be back later.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 28, 2022, 06:26:44 PM
see ya later, Debs.  Hope the reboot helps.
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Post by: dejavu on June 28, 2022, 07:15:07 PM
see ya later, Debs.  Hope the reboot helps.

Yes, it did help, Chuck.  I'm back, and finished the game I was trying to play, as well as finishing dinner.

I'm not working on any Butterfly badges tonight, but I did see this one go past, and had to look up the butterfly to find out more about it.  The Shining Blue Lasaia Butterfly, it's most beautiful.  Especially since I love all shades of blue butterflies.


https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Lasaia-agesilas
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Post by: dejavu on June 28, 2022, 07:19:46 PM
Going to clean up dinner dish, and then finish some things I was working on in the dining room.  Wrapping up some glass things.
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 28, 2022, 08:26:49 PM
Guess I need to reboot, things aren't loading right.

Be back later.

Careful everybody! Debbie's getting loaded!
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Post by: dejavu on June 28, 2022, 08:53:26 PM


 :laugh:

Michael!

 ;D
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Post by: dejavu on June 28, 2022, 08:57:39 PM
And now it's bedtime, little early.

Tomorrow I have a doctor's appointment called a Well Visit, something that the insurance company requires every year, but it's been about 18 months because there wasn't one last year, probably due to COVID, although I also had the remodelers in my house all of last December and couldn't have gone out anyway.

So now tomorrow we will probably have a lot to discuss, since I've been having some medical issues, but it's still a "well" visit.

I was too busy today to get ready for it, so will be running around in the morning, trying to get ready in time.  The appointment is 11AM, so things will be rushed.

Good night, all....Fritz, Chuck, Linda, Jenny, Michael, any and all who are still here.
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Post by: dejavu on June 28, 2022, 08:59:51 PM
One more picture of this beautiful blue butterfly:

https://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Amazon%20-%20Lasaia%20agesilas.htm
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Post by: fritzkep on June 28, 2022, 09:02:39 PM
Nice flutter-bys!

G'nite Debbie, we have our usual rosary Zoom meeting tomorrow afternoon.

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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 28, 2022, 09:33:23 PM

 :laugh:

Michael!

 ;D

 ;D ;)
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 12:55:15 AM

Good morning. I slept a little better. It's warm and overcast.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 12:55:46 AM
Bonne nuit et schlaft ruhig, Ingshabbekheir!

Danke. Du auch, Fritzgroßwesir.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 12:56:07 AM
sleep well Ingy

likewise, Chuckster
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 03:42:10 AM
Good morning Diners!

;D
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 03:42:50 AM

Hey Chuckster!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 03:43:22 AM
Careful everybody! Debbie's getting loaded!


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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 03:44:51 AM
Hey Chuckster!

Hello Ing!  Glad to hear you slept better!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 03:46:41 AM

merci

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 03:56:53 AM
Any plans today, Ingy?
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 04:42:03 AM

Yes. Back therapy in half an hour from now. I also need to take care of my car which needs major repair.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 07:23:38 AM

Update: Am back home.
It has become a very warm, even hot day.

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Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 08:18:41 AM
Hey y'all, sunny and warmer and getting more humid here. It's been a nice respite.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen! One thing after another.

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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 08:19:56 AM

Hey Federico!

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Post by: killersmom on June 29, 2022, 09:24:16 AM
Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
Hiya Chuck. Good day at work.
Hi Ingsweets ❤️ I hope the PT helped and I'm sorry about the major car repair. :(
Hi Debbie when you make it in!
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Post by: killersmom on June 29, 2022, 09:25:38 AM
Update: Am back home.
It has become a very warm, even hot day.

It's supposed to be hot today and still muggy from all the rains. Maybe more rain toward the end of the week.
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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 29, 2022, 09:55:07 AM

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It was bound to happen Chuck, with that wild jazz crowd Fritz has her hanging out with. I bet there's even dancing! Scandalous!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 10:26:46 AM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hey Michael!

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Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 11:48:28 AM
Good morning. I slept a little better. It's warm and overcast.

Hi, Ingy.  I'm glad you had a little better sleep.
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Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 11:50:20 AM
Hey y'all, sunny and warmer and getting more humid here. It's been a nice respite.

Hey Debbie!


Good afternoon, Fritz.

Home from my appointment now, but I did wash my hair before going to the doctor's.   ;D
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Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 11:51:03 AM
Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
Hiya Chuck. Good day at work.
Hi Ingsweets ❤️ I hope the PT helped and I'm sorry about the major car repair. :(
Hi Debbie when you make it in!

Hi, Linda.  I hope you are having a good day.   :)
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Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 12:09:20 PM
Good afternoon, Fritz.

Home from my appointment now, but I did wash my hair before going to the doctor's.   ;D

Yay!

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


Nearly time for our Zoom meeting.

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Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 12:17:54 PM
Thanks, Fritz.   ;D


I have to eat lunch now and move some laundry around from one machine to the other.

Have a good Zoom!
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Post by: Jenny on June 29, 2022, 12:42:32 PM
I washed my hair yesterday, Fritz. :)

Hi Debbie. :) Hope all went well with the appointment.

Sorry about your car, Ingelico. :( All you need with the back problems. I hope the repairs go smoothly.
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Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 01:36:45 PM

Hi Debbie. :) Hope all went well with the appointment.


Thanks, Jenny.  Not bad.  It was originally supposed to be a Well Visit, for the insurance company requirements, but turned into a Pre-Op clearance for what's being done end of July.  I still need to get the EKG, which will take place mid-July in NJ, before today's doctor can completely sign off on things, but she doesn't anticipate any problems.

I'm still enjoying a slow lunch -- a good salad that was delivered yesterday by DoorDash, from SaladWorks, and am also playing a game now and then.  Thinking of starting that Shining Blue Butterfly challenge a little later today.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 01:38:44 PM
I washed my hair yesterday, Fritz. :)

Hi Debbie. :) Hope all went well with the appointment.

Sorry about your car, Ingelico. :( All you need with the back problems. I hope the repairs go smoothly.

Yay!

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

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Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 29, 2022, 02:12:20 PM
I have something very rare to say: I just had a great dentist appointment. I had a filling done on a front tooth and impressions for a night guard. First they asked if I wanted gas (yes, thanks very much) and then they used a rubber block to hold my jaw open - so I could pay absolutely no attention to them! I may have even nodded off for a moment or two. Plus my dentist is really great at giving shots. I can't even feel it when he does it (one of the few cases where you want that).
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Post by: Jenny on June 29, 2022, 02:40:35 PM
I've also had really good dental appointments recently, Michael, except for the cost. They have developed much better techniques and are good at applying them. :)
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Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 02:41:44 PM
Yay!

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Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 02:45:04 PM
Encouraging dental news, Michael and Jenny. 

I haven't needed anything other than cleanings for quite a while now, but you make me feel better about what it would be like these days, if more involved dental work were required.
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Post by: tfferg on June 29, 2022, 02:46:37 PM
I have something very rare to say: I just had a great dentist appointment. I had a filling done on a front tooth and impressions for a night guard. First they asked if I wanted gas (yes, thanks very much) and then they used a rubber block to hold my jaw open - so I could pay absolutely no attention to them! I may have even nodded off for a moment or two. Plus my dentist is really great at giving shots. I can't even feel it when he does it (one of the few cases where you want that).

Good news,Michael.

Phong is complaining of pain this morning. I hope I can get him a dental appointment tomorrow.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 02:49:12 PM
Hey Tony! Good luck to Phong.

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Post by: tfferg on June 29, 2022, 02:49:14 PM
The specialist rang me to sy that the sore on my back is not cancer.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 02:49:37 PM
Good.

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Post by: tfferg on June 29, 2022, 03:21:04 PM
Hello Fritz

Hello Debbie
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 04:25:01 PM
Hi Ingsweets ❤️ I hope the PT helped and I'm sorry about the major car repair. :(

Merci Litasweets :-*
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 04:25:24 PM
Hi, Ingy.  I'm glad you had a little better sleep.

Merci, Deb.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 04:26:08 PM
Sorry about your car, Ingelico. :( All you need with the back problems. I hope the repairs go smoothly.

Thanks, Jennyleinchen. Yes: everything at the same time it seems.  :-(
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 04:26:36 PM

Good night, dear friends.
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Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 04:37:30 PM
The specialist rang me to sy that the sore on my back is not cancer.

Very, Very good news, Tony.  I'm so happy to hear that.   :)
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Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 04:38:15 PM
Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Ingpwohngmwahu!

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Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 04:39:17 PM
I would like to finish something that would only take 5 or 10 minutes now, but I was falling asleep and think it's time to quit.  See you all after naptime.   ;)
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 04:44:30 PM
The specialist rang me to sy that the sore on my back is not cancer.

Excellent!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 29, 2022, 04:45:03 PM
Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Ingpwohngmwahu!

Du auch, Fritzbewässertespflanzleinchen!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 04:51:37 PM
Hello Diners!

Had crap to do after work, so I'm late, but here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 04:52:04 PM
Update: Am back home.
It has become a very warm, even hot day.


I hope it went well!!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 04:54:00 PM
Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
Hiya Chuck. Good day at work.
Hi Ingsweets ❤️ I hope the PT helped and I'm sorry about the major car repair. :(
Hi Debbie when you make it in!


Hiya Auntie!  Good to see you!   :)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 04:54:33 PM
Good night, dear friends.


Sleep well, Ingster!  See you tomorrow!!!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 04:56:25 PM
It was bound to happen Chuck, with that wild jazz crowd Fritz has her hanging out with. I bet there's even dancing! Scandalous!


Shocking!  We know all about 'their kind'! 


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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 04:58:04 PM
I have something very rare to say: I just had a great dentist appointment. I had a filling done on a front tooth and impressions for a night guard. First they asked if I wanted gas (yes, thanks very much) and then they used a rubber block to hold my jaw open - so I could pay absolutely no attention to them! I may have even nodded off for a moment or two. Plus my dentist is really great at giving shots. I can't even feel it when he does it (one of the few cases where you want that).


Great news!   Dental visits can be very stressful, so when you find one that gives this kind of treatment, they are a keeper.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 04:59:49 PM
Phong is complaining of pain this morning. I hope I can get him a dental appointment tomorrow.

The specialist rang me to sy that the sore on my back is not cancer.


Hello Tony!!  :)   Good to see you!

Great news from your specialist, that's a big relief.  Good luck to Phong and getting him an appointment.
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Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 05:16:46 PM
Hello Diners!

Had crap to do after work, so I'm late, but here.

Welcome home, CHuck.

Well, I was on the way to a nap, but got some emails and just finshed tending to them.  Will catch up in the Diner and then try to catch a little rest, since it was a busy day today.

See you soon.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 05:48:28 PM
See ya when ya get back!
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Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 06:04:41 PM
See ya when ya get back!

I found a bed full of clean laundry, and had to fold that and put it away first!   :laugh:

So I'll still be back a little later.
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Post by: Flyboy on June 29, 2022, 07:12:44 PM
I have something very rare to say: I just had a great dentist appointment. I had a filling done on a front tooth and impressions for a night guard. First they asked if I wanted gas (yes, thanks very much) and then they used a rubber block to hold my jaw open - so I could pay absolutely no attention to them! I may have even nodded off for a moment or two. Plus my dentist is really great at giving shots. I can't even feel it when he does it (one of the few cases where you want that).
My dentist doesn't use the 'laughing gas'.......a lot don't offer it. My last two dentists though, they did always offer it. The first one turned on the gas and 'forgot' about me!! By the time he arrived back for the filling, or whatever, I was seeing triple of everything!! hahahaha...........very ODD experience! I had to stay with just pure Oxygen until my vision cleared-up! A wild day there........ :o
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Post by: Flyboy on June 29, 2022, 07:13:57 PM
Hello Diners!

Had crap to do after work, so I'm late, but here.
Everyone has to 'crap' once in a while!!  :P :P :P :P
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Post by: Flyboy on June 29, 2022, 07:14:57 PM
Welcome home, CHuck.

Well, I was on the way to a nap, but got some emails and just finshed tending to them.  Will catch up in the Diner and then try to catch a little rest, since it was a busy day today.

See you soon.
Deb.............the Diner Napper!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Flyboy on June 29, 2022, 07:16:14 PM
Yes. Back therapy in half an hour from now. I also need to take care of my car which needs major repair.
I do hope you are finding some relief through therapy! Have they given you PT exercises to do at home? A godsend for me!!  ;D
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Post by: Flyboy on June 29, 2022, 07:17:14 PM
I think everyone in The Diner has gone to Bed, or Prayer Meeting!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 07:28:25 PM
Hey Jonn, poking in!

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 07:28:44 PM
Nope, just checking out other sites.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 07:29:37 PM
Hey Jonn, poking in!


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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 07:31:07 PM
Peeking and poking.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 07:40:02 PM
Deb.............the Diner Napper!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Hi, Jonn.   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 07:40:17 PM
sounds dirty.  ;)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 07:42:55 PM
Back now, from nap.

Today was strange, I had a late breakfast of toast and peanut butter before the 11AM doctor's appointment, then had a salad for late lunch.  Need to find some dinner, even though it's late, and I think I'll stick with more breakfast food.  Maybe another toast and peanut butter, or some cereal.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 07:45:57 PM
I can't remember the last time I had peanut butter.

I like peanut butter, but will only buy Jif.  That's the brand I like.  There was a recall recently, salmonella issue, and I threw out the jars I had.  Haven't gotten it sense.

I will at one point, but I'm giving it some time.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 08:04:32 PM
Good idea, Chuck.  I remember hearing about that recall, not that long ago.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 08:08:03 PM
I have the Safeway house brand, almost finished with a jar that I have, and have another unopened one.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 08:15:58 PM
I think Jif was the only one affected, but Jif is the only one I like.  LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 08:30:37 PM
A shame that it was your brand that got hit.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 29, 2022, 08:36:04 PM
Oh well, not having peanut butter for a while won't kill me.

Time to get to bed, see you all tomorrow!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 29, 2022, 08:44:30 PM
I've also had really good dental appointments recently, Michael, except for the cost. They have developed much better techniques and are good at applying them. :)

Glad to hear it Jenny! I have dental insurance, and they'll cover everything - except, perhaps for the gas. I'm more than happy to pay for that.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 29, 2022, 08:45:26 PM
Encouraging dental news, Michael and Jenny. 

I haven't needed anything other than cleanings for quite a while now, but you make me feel better about what it would be like these days, if more involved dental work were required.

It was a breeze Debbie!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 29, 2022, 08:46:05 PM
Good news,Michael.

Phong is complaining of pain this morning. I hope I can get him a dental appointment tomorrow.

Fingers crossed you get one and it goes easily for him Tony!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 29, 2022, 08:47:54 PM
The specialist rang me to sy that the sore on my back is not cancer.

Really glad to hear that, Tony. Do they know what it is?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 29, 2022, 08:50:05 PM
I can't remember the last time I had peanut butter.

I like peanut butter, but will only buy Jif.  That's the brand I like.  There was a recall recently, salmonella issue, and I threw out the jars I had.  Haven't gotten it sense.

I will at one point, but I'm giving it some time.

I use a Trader Joe's version. It doesn't have sugar in it. Many peanut butters add sugar, which is odd (but true).
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 08:50:07 PM
G'nite Chuck!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 08:50:38 PM
Good night, Chuck.  Have a good sleep.

Hi, Michael.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 29, 2022, 09:22:51 PM
Good night, Fritz.

Good night, Linda and Jenny and Michael, if any of you stop by later.

I have some things going on at the house tomorrow afternoon, so I may see you briefly before then, but mostly afterwards.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 09:39:03 PM
G'nite Debbie!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 29, 2022, 09:46:25 PM
The specialist rang me to sy that the sore on my back is not cancer.

Oh thank goodness, Tony. I'm so glad to hear this!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 29, 2022, 09:48:15 PM
Good night, dear friends.

Goodnight Ingy. ♥️♥️♥️
I'm sorry I missed you. I had Leela ALL day today, so not much time for computer time.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 29, 2022, 09:49:18 PM

Hiya Auntie!  Good to see you!   :)

Good to see you as well Chuck!!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2022, 09:50:42 PM
G'nite Linda!

G'nite y'all!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 29, 2022, 09:53:34 PM
Goodnight Fritz. I'm heading out as well.

I hope to see everyone tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 01:19:45 AM
Really glad to hear that, Tony. Do they know what it is?

It's some kind of infection and there is a scar. I wonder if it is in the same place where I had a blocked pore that became infected maybe 30 years ago. It was lanced and left to drain. I went back every day for a few days to have it dressed. The skin cancer specialist said I can go back to him, but I think I'll go to a GP at the centre we usually go to.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 01:23:54 AM

Bonjour! Splendid morning, after a horrible and painful night for me.

Tomorrow I've got the next date - let's see what that new exam might bring.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 01:24:28 AM
I hope it went well!!

Well, so/so.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 01:24:46 AM
Sleep well, Ingster!  See you tomorrow!!!

Ju tu, Chuckster.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 01:25:25 AM
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 ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 01:25:40 AM
Peeking and poking.

LOL
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 01:26:44 AM
Goodnight Ingy. ♥️♥️♥️
I'm sorry I missed you.

I'm sorry too.

Goodnight, Litasweets.

♥♥️♥♥️♥♥️♥♥️
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 03:45:28 AM
Good morning Diners!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 03:47:21 AM
I use a Trader Joe's version. It doesn't have sugar in it. Many peanut butters add sugar, which is odd (but true).


I've only shopped at Trader Joe's once, but I remember thinking they had a good selection of stuff.  There isn't one near me, so I don't get much opportunity to shop there.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 03:48:39 AM
Good night, Chuck.  Have a good sleep.


it was ok.  I woke up an hour earlier than I had intended, and rather than fight being awake I just decided to get up and get an earlier start to the day.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 03:50:02 AM
Bonjour! Splendid morning, after a horrible and painful night for me.

Tomorrow I've got the next date - let's see what that new exam might bring.

Hello Ingy!  Sorry it was such a bad night.  I hope the new exam gives you some answers.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 04:30:33 AM
Good morning Diners!

Hey Chuckster!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 04:30:51 AM
Hello Ingy!  Sorry it was such a bad night.  I hope the new exam gives you some answers.

Thank you.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 04:31:25 AM

It's the most splendid of summer days. This pm, however, rain and t'storms are forecast.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 04:45:03 AM
It's the most splendid of summer days. This pm, however, rain and t'storms are forecast.

I hope you can go out and enjoy the day!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 06:02:13 AM

Well at least I can sit on the terrace and enjoy the glorious colours!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 06:33:52 AM
Bonjour! Splendid morning, after a horrible and painful night for me.

Tomorrow I've got the next date - let's see what that new exam might bring.

Hi, Ingy.  I'm sorry things are continuing like this with your pain.  Hoping tomorrow brings some kind of good word.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 06:35:31 AM

it was ok.  I woke up an hour earlier than I had intended, and rather than fight being awake I just decided to get up and get an earlier start to the day.

Good morning, Chuck.  Sometimes that's the best thing to do.  Hope you don't get too tired later today.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 06:41:09 AM
Hi, Ingy.  I'm sorry things are continuing like this with your pain.  Hoping tomorrow brings some kind of good word.

Hi and thanks, Deb.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 07:16:41 AM
peeking in from the cellar today......
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 07:49:39 AM
Bonjour! Splendid morning, after a horrible and painful night for me.

Tomorrow I've got the next date - let's see what that new exam might bring.

Darn. Hoping that they might find the source.

Hey y'all, sunny hazy and humid here, I've got a few errands to run this morning.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 08:09:30 AM
peeking in from the cellar today......

True to your forum name...
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 08:10:04 AM
Darn. Hoping that they might find the source.

Moin moin Ingleinchen!

Thanks. Maybe tomorrow we'll find something out.

Hey Federicolito!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 08:26:30 AM
True to your forum name...

very much so!  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 08:27:03 AM
Darn. Hoping that they might find the source.

Hey y'all, sunny hazy and humid here, I've got a few errands to run this morning.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen!


Hiya Fritzie!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 30, 2022, 08:41:19 AM
I've only shopped at Trader Joe's once, but I remember thinking they had a good selection of stuff.  There isn't one near me, so I don't get much opportunity to shop there.

I do most of my shopping there but also use Whole Foods for one or two things and occasionally Safeway (but I find really big grocery stores disorienting - they're too hard to find things in). TJs has a good selection of produce and they don't put a bunch of unnecessary stuff in their foods.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 30, 2022, 08:43:22 AM
It's some kind of infection and there is a scar. I wonder if it is in the same place where I had a blocked pore that became infected maybe 30 years ago. It was lanced and left to drain. I went back every day for a few days to have it dressed. The skin cancer specialist said I can go back to him, but I think I'll go to a GP at the centre we usually go to.

Be careful. With bacteria becoming antibiotic resistant infections can be deadly these days.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 09:05:12 AM

Hey y'all, sunny hazy and humid here, I've got a few errands to run this morning.

Hey Debbie!


See you later, Fritz.  I've got some chores, not running errands, but will be busy for a while also.

Tomorrow someone is coming for a Home Visit from the health insurance company (seems like they require so many health visits, both at home and at my PCP's office!) and I have to update my typed medication list today.  I updated it by hand yesterday and showed the changes to the PCP's front-desk person, but it would be better to make an updated version in Excel and print out a new copy.

I finished packing all the glassware in small bags to donate one week from today, it's on the living room floor.  And now today, some people are stopping by to get the table that the glassware was sitting on, and they'll also take some books and some empty small bookcases.  So, another busy day.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 09:07:31 AM
I do most of my shopping there but also use Whole Foods for one or two things and occasionally Safeway (but I find really big grocery stores disorienting - they're too hard to find things in). TJs has a good selection of produce and they don't put a bunch of unnecessary stuff in their foods.

Hi, Michael.  I think I remember a Trader Joe's from the West LA area, I think I may have gone there with Jenny since it was near our hotel.  But they don't have TJ's around here.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 09:22:19 AM
I'm sorry too.

Goodnight, Litasweets.

♥♥️♥♥️♥♥️♥♥️

I hope something can be resolved about your back. I'm worried about you.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 09:27:34 AM
peeking in from the cellar today......

Hiya Chuck. Did they finish the work at your mom and dads?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 09:32:24 AM
Darn. Hoping that they might find the source.

Hey y'all, sunny hazy and humid here, I've got a few errands to run this morning.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen!



Hey Fritz. :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*
I hope the day goes well for today.

I was seeking something about ND football yesterday, but didn't have a chance to read it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 09:34:35 AM
Hi Debbie. I hope everything gets accomplished today.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 09:35:16 AM
I gotta go. Leela is chomping at the bit to go outside.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 09:42:10 AM
I hope something can be resolved about your back. I'm worried about you.

Merci sweet friend. I'm feeling pretty low right now - it seems endless, this pain situation.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 09:42:39 AM
I gotta go. Leela is chomping at the bit to go outside.

Try to make the best of your day. ♥
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Jenny on June 30, 2022, 10:04:52 AM
Ingomyheart, I'm sorry to hear you're still in such pain. :( Is the next appointment with the people who did the x-rays? I know you said the report looked normal. I hope they can find an answer to what is causing it.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 10:11:29 AM

Tomorrow, Jennyleinchen, with my general PT who will also consider the x-ray and the orthopedian's results.

I'm anxious: Afterwards there'll be a long w/e again, with no remedy in sight.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 10:31:12 AM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hey Jenny!

Back now, pretty warm out there.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 11:01:38 AM
Hiya Chuck. Did they finish the work at your mom and dads?

For now, yes, but they may be back next week.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 11:02:48 AM
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Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 11:30:05 AM

 ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 11:30:47 AM
Raining heavily now.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 12:07:43 PM
Try to make the best of your day. ♥

We were out for about an hour until it got to hot, so now it's lunch time.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 12:15:24 PM
For now, yes, but they may be back next week.

Oh, ok, thanks.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 12:23:31 PM
Raining heavily now.

Sorry to hear about the rain. We are expecting some over the weekend.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 12:29:24 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Hey Jenny!

Back now, pretty warm out there.

Yes, it's gotten hot and humid here as well. We can only stay out for about an hour. I'm not complaining as we need the rain!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 12:29:35 PM
Know y'all could always use some more, as long as it's not too much at once.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 01:01:23 PM
We were out for about an hour until it got to hot, so now it's lunch time.

Richtig.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 01:10:59 PM
Know y'all could always use some more, as long as it's not too much at once.

Quite the philosopher here...  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 01:18:34 PM
Know y'all could always use some more, as long as it's not too much at once.

Luckily it hasn't been frog stranglers at all. Just good steady rains over longer periods of time.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 01:21:55 PM
Yes, it's gotten hot and humid here as well. We can only stay out for about an hour. I'm not complaining as we need the rain!


You've had a good amount this season, haven't you?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 01:25:26 PM
Quite the philosopher here...  ;D

Μηδέν άγαν.
Παν μέτρον άριστον.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 01:43:17 PM

 ;)  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 01:56:17 PM

Mr S will spend four days in Normandy with his family, including his own birthday on Sunday.

It's sad that I can't be with him this time, but this had already been planned that way beforehand.

The main reason is his sis's 50th birthday on Saturday.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 01:57:46 PM

It will be a sad, lonely weekend for me.

But I am happy for him. He really needs this quality time with his family.



First time in ages that we haven't spent his birthday together...

Plenty of birthday (snail) mail has already arrived for him here...

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 02:03:48 PM
Please wish him Happy Boitday S dawlin hawt! in advance!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 02:12:40 PM
Hi Debbie. I hope everything gets accomplished today.

Hi, Linda.  All the books that were piled up in the library, to be donated, are now gone.  And the extra bookcases from the library, and the extra tables and bench from the dining room are now gone.  That was where I used to make huge jigsaw puzzles, and needed table space to measure almost 4-feet by 8-feet.

The space doesn't even look noticeably empty, except in one corner of the dining room, but I'm sure something can go there, like a little upholstered Parson's table shaped bench (remember those?  :laugh: ) that's now in the den.

I spent a lot of time cleaning up gunk from the floor as the guys were working, loading the books, so now had to change my clothes and will probably take a nap.

The only thing that doesn't look too good is the light goldish-tan carpet in the dining room, that was under a heavy desk.  It has rusty-looking indentions in it, from where the table legs were, and the whole room needs a good vacuuming next time my housecleaner comes.  But all in all, things look so much better now, with more open space to walk around in!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 02:17:09 PM
It will be a sad, lonely weekend for me.

But I am happy for him. He really needs this quality time with his family.



First time in ages that we haven't spent his birthday together...

Plenty of birthday (snail) mail has already arrived for him here...

Sorry you won't be with Mr S for his birthday, Ingy.

But come to the Diner and don't let it be a sad and lonely time for you.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 02:18:52 PM
Sorry you won't be with Mr S for his birthday, Ingy.

But come to the Diner and don't let it be a sad and lonely time for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QS1l1mSDSo

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 03:27:42 PM
Mr S will spend four days in Normandy with his family, including his own birthday on Sunday.

It's sad that I can't be with him this time, but this had already been planned that way beforehand.

The main reason is his sis's 50th birthday on Saturday.


(((((Hugs)))))   Sorry to hear you won't be with him on his birthday. 
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 04:18:20 PM
Please wish him Happy Boitday S dawlin hawt! in advance!

I will, merci!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 04:19:01 PM
Sorry you won't be with Mr S for his birthday, Ingy.
But come to the Diner and don't let it be a sad and lonely time for you.

Merci for saying so, sweet friend.

(((Deb)))

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 04:19:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QS1l1mSDSo

(((Fritzchen)))
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 04:19:48 PM
(((((Hugs)))))   Sorry to hear you won't be with him on his birthday.

Gracias, (((Chuckster)))
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 04:28:12 PM

Good night, dear friends.

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 04:29:01 PM
Bonne nuit et schlaft gut Ingallintuta!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 04:29:45 PM

Du auch, Fritzratatouillelitoleinchen!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 04:30:52 PM
I'm back from a nap, I was SO tired!

Will still have to wait until tomorrow to put a lot of things away, like restacking other books, setting up the remaining desk in the dining room with a desk lamp, etc., but that can all wait for tomorrow afternoon.

I was supposed to have a home health visit tomorrow afternoon, but the clinician, an actual doctor, just called to say he'll be driving to Pittsburgh tomorrow.  He asked if we could move up my appointment to 11:00 AM, rather than 2:30 PM.  I told him I wasn't a morning person, but that 11:00 sounded okay.   :laugh:  So I'll just have breakfast and then get ready to meet with him, and then have the afternoon free.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 04:31:08 PM
good night, Ingy!  Sleep well.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 04:31:16 PM
Good night, Ingy.
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Post by: Jenny on June 30, 2022, 04:31:19 PM
Wish Sylvain a very happy birthday from me, Ingeffable. I know the weekend will be hard for you, but we will be thinking of you and hoping for less pain and more rest. ((((Ing))))
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 04:36:14 PM
good night, Ingy!  Sleep well.

thanks, Chuckster - likewise
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 04:36:32 PM
Good night, Ingy.

*waves back to Deb*
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 30, 2022, 04:37:01 PM
Wish Sylvain a very happy birthday from me, Ingeffable. I know the weekend will be hard for you, but we will be thinking of you and hoping for less pain and more rest. ((((Ing))))

That's very sweet of you, dear (((Jennyleinchen)))

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 04:39:01 PM
Hey Jenny!

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Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 04:44:16 PM
Be careful. With bacteria becoming antibiotic resistant infections can be deadly these days.

Yes, Michael. The sore has been there for weeks. I can't reach it, but Phong has been putting disinfectant on it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 04:48:23 PM
I'm feeling pretty low right now - it seems endless, this pain situation.

Hello Ingy

I do hope they can do something effective about it tomorrow
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 04:49:44 PM
I gotta go. Leela is chomping at the bit to go outside.

Hello Linda

Have a good day!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 04:52:36 PM
(https://img.ifunny.co/images/9356a40ffc35d2c8250391de18f0f3ade4656138e8dc7897a674b477ab165127_1.jpg)

Zinger, Fritz!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 04:53:33 PM
Yes, Michael. The sore has been there for weeks. I can't reach it, but Phong has been putting disinfectant on it.

Hi, Tony.  I hope you mean medical antiseptic, not household disinfectant.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 04:54:08 PM
Hi, Jenny.
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Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 04:55:52 PM
Mr S will spend four days in Normandy with his family, including his own birthday on Sunday.

It's sad that I can't be with him this time, but this had already been planned that way beforehand.

The main reason is his sis's 50th birthday on Saturday.

Happy Birthday to Mr Fifty & Nifty S!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 05:01:21 PM
Hi, Tony.  I hope you mean medical antiseptic, not household disinfectant.

Hello Debbie, of course. He's been putting Betadine on it.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 05:02:32 PM
Hello Jenny
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Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 05:03:09 PM
Hello Chuck
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Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 05:07:06 PM
Hey Tony!

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Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 05:53:51 PM
Hello Debbie, of course. He's been putting Betadine on it.

That's good.   :)

I hope it heals up soon, with no problems.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 06:11:49 PM
Missed ya, Tony!  Hope everything is well!
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Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 06:21:45 PM
Missed ya, Tony!  Hope everything is well!

I've just managed to negotiate an appointment for Phong with the dentist for this afternoon. It took a bit of doing.

He got his roster for the new job. It covers 7 weeks. He is on rotating shifts. They are all 10 am to 6 pm, but his days off are different every week. He's rostered off today and tomorrow, next week his RDOs are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2022, 06:29:25 PM
I've just managed to negotiate an appointment for Phong with the dentist for this afternoon. It took a bit of doing.

He got his roster for the new job. It covers 7 weeks. He is on rotating shifts. They are all 10 am to 6 pm, but his days off are different every week. He's rostered off today and tomorrow, next week his RDOs are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Oh, good news!  Tooth pain can be intense, so I'm glad you were able to get him an appointment.,
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 06:35:13 PM
Yes, good luck to Phong, with his tooth!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 06:37:00 PM
I'm finishing a late dinner, and playing the Rainy Day Spider game, because it's the challenge for that blue butterfly badge.  It's such a beautiful butterfly, and I'm almost finished with that badge.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 06:43:32 PM
I'm finishing a late dinner, and playing the Rainy Day Spider game, because it's the challenge for that blue butterfly badge.  It's such a beautiful butterfly, and I'm almost finished with that badge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phcDgM2Mazk

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 06:46:41 PM
Oh, that's a good one, Fritz.

I just remembered, I was hoping to listen to 9:30-10:30 of last Sunday's BB, sometime today, but this has just been such a strange day.  Maybe tomorrow afternoon, if the doctor really comes at 11:00.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 30, 2022, 07:16:50 PM
Mr S will spend four days in Normandy with his family, including his own birthday on Sunday.

It's sad that I can't be with him this time, but this had already been planned that way beforehand.

The main reason is his sis's 50th birthday on Saturday.
I know you'll survive though.......play/listen to some classical music if you feel down.........always a 'fixer'........ ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 30, 2022, 07:19:54 PM
It will be a sad, lonely weekend for me.

But I am happy for him. He really needs this quality time with his family.



First time in ages that we haven't spent his birthday together...

Plenty of birthday (snail) mail has already arrived for him here...
I'm sure he will BE THERE with you in SPIRIT, and you with him too.........take solace in that thought, My Man!!  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 30, 2022, 07:20:54 PM
Hi, Linda.  All the books that were piled up in the library, to be donated, are now gone.  And the extra bookcases from the library, and the extra tables and bench from the dining room are now gone.  That was where I used to make huge jigsaw puzzles, and needed table space to measure almost 4-feet by 8-feet.

The space doesn't even look noticeably empty, except in one corner of the dining room, but I'm sure something can go there, like a little upholstered Parson's table shaped bench (remember those?  :laugh: ) that's now in the den.

I spent a lot of time cleaning up gunk from the floor as the guys were working, loading the books, so now had to change my clothes and will probably take a nap.

The only thing that doesn't look too good is the light goldish-tan carpet in the dining room, that was under a heavy desk.  It has rusty-looking indentions in it, from where the table legs were, and the whole room needs a good vacuuming next time my housecleaner comes.  But all in all, things look so much better now, with more open space to walk around in!
Puzzles require a LOT of space!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: Flyboy on June 30, 2022, 07:26:41 PM
Since this IS the Diner, I'm having a cubed squash salad tonight, with a chopped egg, shredded Velvetta cheese and Rice noodles....perfect for a HOT DAY here...........I do LOVE salads in the Summer months........I just noticed my local Sweet Corn farm is already selling product!! LORD!! I need to get some ears of that, great stuff.......I sometimes think I could LIVE on fresh Sweet Corn!! Nothing better.....to me anyway!! By August the harvest will be over..........sad!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 07:27:47 PM
Puzzles require a LOT of space!!  :o :o :o

6,000-piece puzzles do!

Hi, Jonn.

I don't know if I ever finished a 6,000-piece puzzle, but I finished several 3,000-piece puzzles.  And probably a 4,000 or 5,000 piece puzzle, a long time ago.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 07:52:39 PM

You've had a good amount this season, haven't you?

Well it had been 3 months of no rain up until the monsoon season started about a week early. We've gotten a little over 3" here at the house. I hope it continues for the whole season.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 08:04:21 PM
Hi, Linda.  Nice to see you tonight.   :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 08:11:28 PM
Since I finished the sapphire blue butterfly, I started another one called the Pacific Orangetip Butterfly.  It's mostly white, a little black, but with orange wingtips.  Quite striking!

The  challenge is for a hard card game that I don't often voluntarily play, but it allows four weeks to score 12,000 points, so it's probably possible in all that time.  Working on it every now and then.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 08:43:18 PM
I'm finishing a late dinner, and playing the Rainy Day Spider game, because it's the challenge for that blue butterfly badge.  It's such a beautiful butterfly, and I'm almost finished with that badge.

I'm glad you're enjoying it.

I'm trying to help Phong get through the online training modules for his job. It takes a long time to try to do them on the small screen of his phone. It froze a couple of times this morning and he had to start again. For some reason, thy don't work on his desktop computer.

The module we just finished contained trick questions and some of the "correct" answers were not correct in terms of the statements they are based on.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 08:45:05 PM
Are they preying on the idea that many of those doing the modules are not native speakers of English?

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Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 08:46:07 PM
Sounds very confusing, Tony.

And I'm sorry the modules don't work on a desktop computer.  I couldn't do them unless they were on a desktop.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on June 30, 2022, 08:49:12 PM
Well, getting tired, so I'm going to bed.

Good night, Fritz, and anyone else still around.

That doctor from the insurance company is supposed to be here before lunch, so I may not be here much until the afternoon. 

But then at least I'll have the whole weekend free, and it's a three-day weekend, to finish rearranging the house where books and furniture have been removed.  It will be a fun project, once I'm rested and in the mood for it.
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Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 09:08:14 PM
G'nite Debbie!

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Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 09:36:46 PM
Are they preying on the idea that many of those doing the modules are not native speakers of English?

Hello Fritz

I'm sure it doesn't even enter their heads. It's a gap in their policy of respecting people

They also use the language to assert their own status.



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Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 09:38:18 PM
Sleep well, Debbie
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Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2022, 09:59:43 PM
Ah.

G'nite y'all!

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Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 10:43:00 PM
Good night, dear friends.

 :)

Goodnight Ingsweets ❤️❤️❤️

I hope the night goes well for you.

I'm so sorry about your weekend and that you will not be able to spend Mr. S's birthday with him. I know it will be hard to be apart. Sending love to you and to him for his birthday. ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2022, 10:48:51 PM
Hello Linda

Have a good day!

Hello Tony. Yes I did have a good day. I had Leela for extra time today and she went with me this morning to drop Lilia off for the bus and then went with me this afternoon to pick her up. We did get through two Disney movies though.
She kept telling me what they were about, not getting the the fact that I kept telling her that I had seen these movies when I was her age. :)
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Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 11:31:19 PM
Kids! ;)
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Post by: tfferg on June 30, 2022, 11:36:39 PM
We have managed ro complete 3 online training modules so far today. 3 more to go.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 02:51:55 AM
Hello Ingy

I do hope they can do something effective about it tomorrow

Thanks Tony
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 02:52:54 AM
Happy Birthday to Mr Fifty & Nifty S!

Thank you! He'll turn 58 on Sunday, actually, it's his younger sister who turns 50 this year.  :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 02:53:30 AM
I know you'll survive though.......play/listen to some classical music if you feel down.........always a 'fixer'........ ;D ;D ;D

True enuff.

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 02:53:47 AM
I'm sure he will BE THERE with you in SPIRIT, and you with him too.........take solace in that thought, My Man!!  :-* :-* :-*

♥ ♥ ♥
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 02:54:27 AM
Goodnight Ingsweets ❤️❤️❤️

I hope the night goes well for you.

I'm so sorry about your weekend and that you will not be able to spend Mr. S's birthday with him. I know it will be hard to be apart. Sending love to you and to him for his birthday. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

Merci my sweet friend Lita

 :-* :-* :-*

♥ ♥ ♥
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 02:54:52 AM
Yes I did have a good day.

Yay!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 02:55:16 AM

Good luck for Phong's tooth issue, Tony!
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 02:56:53 AM

Bonjour! It's a grey, rainy and surprisingly chilly day.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 02:58:06 AM

Mr S got up at 5 and took the bus/train at 5'45 am.

He just called me up from Paris where he has arrived safely. Now he's going to travel to Normandy, after having changed train stations in Paris.

Apparently, the weather is better in France today, though not really warm.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 03:03:47 AM

Very early I went to see my doctor.

He took a lot of new exams, also a blood test, also an echography.

He doesn't believe it's the lung or the muscle or the back or any bacterial infection. No pneumonia nor pleurisy either, probably.

It could either be a mysteriously broken shoulder blade (which is, strange enough, sometimes not detectable even with an x-ray).

Or, more likely, an "intracoastal neuralgia". That's a nerve which crosses the chest and rib case horizontally. It might be inflamed or stuck.

He gave me new medication and will try for me to get a MRT / CT as soon as possible.

Although all of this doesn't give me any immediate relief, somehow I feel a little more relaxed (getting an idea of what it could actually be).
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 03:04:24 AM

Unfortunately, the pharmacy didn't have the pills available, so I must wait until late afternoon when they will deliver them to my home.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on July 01, 2022, 03:28:07 AM
I hope you are finally getting somewhere beneficial with a diagnosis of the cause of the pain, Ingy.  A nerve, that seems like an interesting possibility.

Hope the new pills give you some relief.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 03:33:24 AM

Merci, Deb.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 01, 2022, 04:30:51 AM

Good morning Diners!

;D

TGIF
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 01, 2022, 04:33:05 AM
I'm trying to help Phong get through the online training modules for his job. It takes a long time to try to do them on the small screen of his phone. It froze a couple of times this morning and he had to start again. For some reason, thy don't work on his desktop computer.

The module we just finished contained trick questions and some of the "correct" answers were not correct in terms of the statements they are based on.


Geeez.  More hoops for him
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 04:33:31 AM

Hey Chuckster!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 01, 2022, 04:33:42 AM
That doctor from the insurance company is supposed to be here before lunch, so I may not be here much until the afternoon. 


Good luck with the appointment!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 01, 2022, 04:36:48 AM
Although all of this doesn't give me any immediate relief, somehow I feel a little more relaxed (getting an idea of what it could actually be).


That's actually pretty common.  Just the fact that you have been given a reason for what is happening can calm a patient down.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 04:37:30 AM

Yep. Exactly. Uncertainty is the worst.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 01, 2022, 04:38:38 AM
Hey Chuckster!

;D

Hello Ingy!  Glad to hear that Mr. S started his journey safely.  How much longer does he have to travel?
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 07:21:01 AM
Hello Ingy!  Glad to hear that Mr. S started his journey safely.  How much longer does he have to travel?

He has arrived at 12'30 pm, perfectly on time.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on July 01, 2022, 08:02:04 AM
Very early I went to see my doctor.

He took a lot of new exams, also a blood test, also an echography.

He doesn't believe it's the lung or the muscle or the back or any bacterial infection. No pneumonia nor pleurisy either, probably.

It could either be a mysteriously broken shoulder blade (which is, strange enough, sometimes not detectable even with an x-ray).

Or, more likely, an "intracoastal neuralgia". That's a nerve which crosses the chest and rib case horizontally. It might be inflamed or stuck.

He gave me new medication and will try for me to get a MRT / CT as soon as possible.

Although all of this doesn't give me any immediate relief, somehow I feel a little more relaxed (getting an idea of what it could actually be).

Hope the diagnosis is correct and the treatment is effective.

Hey y'all, back to sunny hazy hot humid for the next few days. There might be some pop up thunderstorms off and on.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Chuck!

Moin moin Ingleinchen!

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on July 01, 2022, 08:03:04 AM
He has arrived at 12'30 pm, perfectly on time.

It's so nice to have trains that run on time.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 08:07:04 AM
Hope the diagnosis is correct and the treatment is effective.

Merci.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 08:07:29 AM
Moin moin Ingleinchen!

Moin moin Fjodoruschkin!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 08:08:04 AM
It's so nice to have trains that run on time.

Not often the case in Europe these days, as you know.

An absolute rarity!
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Post by: fritzkep on July 01, 2022, 08:49:12 AM
Happy Canada Day, y'all!

Bonne Fête du Canada!

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Post by: michaelflanagansf on July 01, 2022, 11:15:01 AM
Happy Canada Day, y'all!

Bonne Fête du Canada!

Latha Chanada sona!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on July 01, 2022, 11:18:16 AM

Good luck with the appointment!

Thanks, Chuck.  He was here for quite a while, but thought I was doing pretty much okay, both medically and with living independently in my own home.

Then after he finished up here, he planned to get some lunch and then hit the PA Turnpike to drive to Pittsburgh for the weekend.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on July 01, 2022, 11:21:52 AM
Hey y'all, back to sunny hazy hot humid for the next few days. There might be some pop up thunderstorms off and on.

Hey Debbie!


Good afternoon, Fritz.

I'm having some lunch now, just a cauliflower bowl to start, and then will do some more cleaning and rearranging, to put things back where they will belong in the new space that's available.  But no hurry for that, I have all weekend.   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 11:45:10 AM

The end of the afternoon was sunny and pleasant, finally!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 11:46:29 AM

The effect of the new medication finally sank in. Feels so good to be painfree - to be in "heaven" for some hours.

Certainly this is no remedy in the long run, but at least I feel fine for the time being.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 11:47:09 AM

Mr S called from Normandy to let me know that everything went fine over there, and he's also happy that I'm feeling a little better.

 :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 11:49:52 AM

Good news: I've got an appointment for a MRT / CT ! Next Wednesday morning.

Not too bad  - these days it's normally a much looooooonger wait.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on July 01, 2022, 12:01:39 PM
Latha Chanada sona!

Go raibh maith agat, Michael!

Not quite Irish, but close enough.

https://m.facebook.com/ceolasuibhist/posts/3026549020768063/?_rdr

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on July 01, 2022, 12:02:44 PM
The effect of the new medication finally sank in. Feels so good to be painfree - to be in "heaven" for some hours.

Certainly this is no remedy in the long run, but at least I feel fine for the time being.

Yay! And glad that the CRT will be sooner than you expected.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on July 01, 2022, 12:15:55 PM
The effect of the new medication finally sank in. Feels so good to be painfree - to be in "heaven" for some hours.

Certainly this is no remedy in the long run, but at least I feel fine for the time being.

Glad to hear, Ingy.  But is it a heavy narcotic?  If it is, be careful.

I hope they can find a physical solution aside from the medication, eventually.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on July 01, 2022, 12:16:30 PM
Good news: I've got an appointment for a MRT / CT ! Next Wednesday morning.

Not too bad  - these days it's normally a much looooooonger wait.

That's great!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: fritzkep on July 01, 2022, 12:34:28 PM
Switzerland has finally joined the ranks.

https://www.joemygod.com/2022/07/same-sex-marriages-being-in-switzerland-video/

A comment: I hope their new law doesn't have any holes in it.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 12:36:29 PM
Yay! And glad that the CRT will be sooner than you expected.

Merci, Fritzchen.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 12:37:02 PM
Glad to hear, Ingy.  But is it a heavy narcotic?  If it is, be careful.
I hope they can find a physical solution aside from the medication, eventually.

Merci, Deb. Yes it is. But I won't leave the house and just relax today and tomorrow.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 12:37:14 PM
That's great!

 :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 12:38:02 PM
Switzerland has finally joined the ranks.
https://www.joemygod.com/2022/07/same-sex-marriages-being-in-switzerland-video/

About time! 5 years after Germany, 9 years after France.

Italy is now the only (ex-)Western country without gay marriage.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 12:38:19 PM
I hope their new law doesn't have any holes in it.

LOL !
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on July 01, 2022, 12:38:55 PM

I will watch a DVD tonight on my own and probably only have a snack for dinner. (For once.)
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Post by: dejavu on July 01, 2022, 01:30:26 PM
Switzerland has finally joined the ranks.

https://www.joemygod.com/2022/07/same-sex-marriages-being-in-switzerland-video/

A comment: I hope their new law doesn't have any holes in it.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on July 01, 2022, 01:31:21 PM
Merci, Deb. Yes it is. But I won't leave the house and just relax today and tomorrow.

That's good, Ingy.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on July 01, 2022, 01:34:42 PM
Finished one phase of the cleaning and straightening, now will take a nap.

After that, if possible, I'd like to listen to my "missing programs" from Sunday's BB.
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Post by: fritzkep on July 01, 2022, 01:36:48 PM
I think you'll enjoy them, when you get a chance.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: michaelflanagansf on July 01, 2022, 02:11:30 PM
About time! 5 years after Germany, 9 years after France.

Italy is now the only (ex-)Western country without gay marriage.

Greece too (oddly enough) - and Andorra and Liechtenstein - although they all have registered partnerships.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on July 01, 2022, 03:27:55 PM
I think you'll enjoy them, when you get a chance.

Good.   :)

Decided not to bother going out for turkey dinners after the nap, so I'll miss it this week.  Instead, made a CPP and am about start up BB while I eat.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on July 01, 2022, 03:38:53 PM
Broadway Is My Beat is starting out well, out on Coney Island.
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Post by: fritzkep on July 01, 2022, 03:46:20 PM
Yes, Coney Island had a large role in many of the shows that evening, since it was the 100th anniversary of The Cyclone roller coaster.

Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: dejavu on July 01, 2022, 04:06:28 PM
Yes, Coney Island had a large role in many of the shows that evening, since it was the 100th anniversary of The Cyclone roller coaster.

And now Suspense.  Another Coney Island story.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 01, 2022, 04:17:34 PM
Hello Diners!

;D

Catching up here before heading out to my friends' place.
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 01, 2022, 04:17:50 PM
He has arrived at 12'30 pm, perfectly on time.

Wonderful!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 01, 2022, 04:18:25 PM
Hey y'all, back to sunny hazy hot humid for the next few days. There might be some pop up thunderstorms off and on.

Yeah, it's hot and sticky here tonight.  Not happy.  LOL
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 01, 2022, 04:19:02 PM
Thanks, Chuck.  He was here for quite a while, but thought I was doing pretty much okay, both medically and with living independently in my own home.

Then after he finished up here, he planned to get some lunch and then hit the PA Turnpike to drive to Pittsburgh for the weekend.


Good to hear!!!
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 01, 2022, 04:19:55 PM
The effect of the new medication finally sank in. Feels so good to be painfree - to be in "heaven" for some hours.

Certainly this is no remedy in the long run, but at least I feel fine for the time being.

Mr S called from Normandy to let me know that everything went fine over there, and he's also happy that I'm feeling a little better.

 :)


I hope that the effects last though the night!
Title: Re: The Diner - Fifty & Nifty!
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 01, 2022, 04:20:28 PM