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December 28, 2004


Wanna touch our Eve 6 towel?

(Thanks to Heather Jackson)


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Deon, CYE!

OK, feeling a little better now. Drowsy from cold meds, but better.

On a brighter note I'd like to thank Leetie, et. al. who suggested the HEPA filter. Got one a few days ago. Cut down on the allergy attacks almost immediately. And the fan? Doesn't bother me one bit.

Fluffy, EYC!

(Eat Your Cheetos)

Why did I just read that last one backward in a failed attempt to find a hidden message BEFORE reading it forward? It's just one of those days, I guess.

All right, seeing that my mind refuses to function anymore, I'm calling it a night.



I've read the Dark Materials series, and I must agree they are rather gripping. However I'm fairly surprised that the same people who are all up in a huff about Harry Potter being witchcraft aren't attacking this one as well, with its pretty blatant denial of the existence of any real God. I mean, I was bothered by it, and I'm usually the least uptight person I know about things like that.

Happy St Pat's day to y'all. I'm enjoying a fine Irish coffee while I catch up.

Jeff - I sent the Elaine Cunningham back to the library. I'm not into psychics, crystals & and elvish power struggles. I was just looking for a private detective novel. I don't read a lot of the SF & fantasy stuff. It was worth a shot though.. if you don't try it, you'll never know.

Just .. I loved Hugh Laurie... from "A Little Bit of Fry & Laurie"(comedy sketch series with Stephen Fry), Peter's Friends, Blackadder and something else that I can't think of at the moment. "House" started screening here in NZ last week, and I loved it. Gonna watch it again tomorrow. Also on the topic of British actors who write .. Ben Elton...(I think he was in Peter's Friends as well... also did guest spots on The Young Ones as well as his own comedy sketch series and being a brilliantly funny stand up comedian).. I recently read "Past Mortem". Very interesting book. Very suspenseful. Definitely not for the squeamish or people who can't handle kinky sex scenes. Also a great British author.. Mark Billingham. Not an actor as far as I am aware of... he writes a police series featuring Detective Tom Thorne. (No warnings required beyond the normal for a murder mystery)

Today (17th) is my niece's 13th birthday!! I sent her an e-card and received a combination thank you/st pat's day card in reply. She's a sweetheart.. and my sis sent me some photos of her as a bridesmaid at a wedding recently. She looked about 18. I felt about 80.

Di... re comments made ages ago.... if/when you gain custody of Lucky, pleeease change his name. There are two reasons. Firstly, because a name change actually helps dogs to acclimatise to a change of living circumstances. Secondly (and not quite so serious..)Lucky sounds more like a brand of dog food than a dog.

Would everybody be so kind as to cross their fingers/pray/do whatever you do to send good wishes to my littlest niece. She's 23 months, and she's going to the hospital in the morning to find out if she's dislocated her elbow, (we're all hoping not!!) or if not, what she has done to her arm. She's in a fair bit of pain at the moment. Thank you.

That is all... until I refresh

Okay, trying to catch up...

Marie, yes, I am a diluted Italian.....bit of Welsh and Irish mixed in....

As far as books go, I may just take a look at The Da Vinci Code....so far Angels and Demons has been a good read.......may have a bit to do with being a lapsed Catholic.

I have read nearly everything from Stephen King and as it's been mentioned, some of his stuff was not very good....but I did enjoy the Dark Tower series......but I disagree with Mad, I liked the second ending better.......may be the cyclical idea behind it....

I have read many of Anne Rice's books...Vampire Chronicles, Mayfair Witch series, and her period works like Cry to Heaven....but nothing of the Beauty stuff. I didn't really like the movies made of her books as they didn't have the texture that the books seem to have. I will look for the book by Chris Rice......between Anne and her late husband Stan (who wrote poetry), it will be interesting to see what he comes up with.

And yes, I think Turow is better than Grisham.

I hope things went well with the Big Boss, Tamara.....at my work they have stopped asking me questions like those......I have a bad habit of telling the upper management when I think they are screwing up.........might be why I'm not getting the promotions

And to end this longish post....Happy St Paddy's day to all....I intend to have an Irish Car Bomb myself after work tomorrow....er....today?

Graz... I KNOW Turow is better than Grisham. I've just always found Turow more difficult to read, so I zip through Grisham. I also like David Baldacci, Steve Martini, Linda Fairstein, Patricia Cornwell (yes, I know, but I do like her.. except for Isle of Dogs.. that was complete crap!), Jeffery Deaver, particularly the Lincoln Rhyme series, but almost all of his other stuff too - the Location Scout series was some of his early stuff and a bit strange, but an okay read. John Lescroart (Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitsky series) .. okay, I'll stop now.. for a bit anyway

the bit is up. Lee Child. Just sayin'. Brilliant, truly brilliant. I think I love Jack Reacher. Or maybe it's just lust. Give me a couple of months uninterrupted to find out.

Marvin.. you painted yourself green! It looks good!

Oh... and Slainte (with appropriate accent) to all. One Irish coffee and I'm all wobbly. A full day of house-cleaning will do that to you.

I'm more of a long-series type of android. They go by so quick. To give you a good example, I've read all of the Terry Brook's Shannara series' up to and including Tanequil. And then moved on to his other books. If you pick up one of his, open to the list of other his other books, and the only two I haven't read are Hook and (*gag*) Star Wars Episode 1I've also read all of David Edding's books (and if you know who he is, then let me further clarify by saying I've read his four main series('?).) Also the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. All are recommended, but I wouldn't know a bad book if it stole all my money and burst into flames. Sword of Truth is a little LOTR-ish, though.
And then of course there's Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber series, which really messed me up while reading them at age 12 late at night in my sleep deprived years.
If any of you are looking for a good series to recommend to slightly youngish kids (9-15 or whatever), I recommend T.A. Barron's Lost Years of Merlin series. Quite good, but a couple volumes are kind of hard to find (leastways round here). Maybe I should just take a picture of my bookshelves?
I see what you mean about book talk making the blog longer. Thesis gooter bee mein elongest poest urn norwhal.


Billy Connolly in s Speedo. Not good

*goes off to bleach eyeballs*

Peri.. what was in those cookies? They were delicious... but I'm feeling kind of uncorfew0i3e2w4ir0kfd and bumfoozled. Slightly incomprehensible too. I just remembered something I've been meaning to post since the weekend... be right back...

Hey, O'Kaf, if the speedo bothers you, then I do not recommend watching Mrs. Brown.

Peri.. also a tendency to change subjects for no good reason. And now.. for no good reason...

Breaking Science News

Scientists Decode the First Low-Frequency Radio Waves From an Alien Civilization Ever to Reach Earth...

"Simply send 6 x 10 to the 50 atoms of hydrogen to the star system at thetop of the list, cross off that star system, then put your star system at
the bottom of the list and send it to 100 other star systems. Within one-tenth of a galactic rotation you will receive enough hydrogen to power
your civilization until entropy reaches maximum! IT REALLY WORKS but don't break the chain. The last star system that broke the chain was instantly sucked into a black hole never to be seen again.

pondering St. Patty's Day names...

Buisnness Irish stout
Flogging Bismuth

Well, there's my Irish name. How's that for creativity?

'Corned Bismuth and Cabbage' works nicely in and of itself, ya know. But if you're adamant (although I guess you aren't, unless you want to be?)...

Bismouth Guinness?

That's about all I can muster right now. You only need to look at my name to discern the heights of my creativity.

Drat! Late again! But at least my link's names aren't random all the time. Consistency is a good thing.

According to Alex, I'm Patricia Shannahan.

According to M|IA I'm Nessan Neele.

According to me I'm heading for bed.

G'night!! I'll see you on the 18th NZST .. it's only 27 mins away.

G'night, O'Kaf.

That's a pretty short sleep, then, O'Kaf.

It's still around 11am in Ireland, so it'll still technically be St. Patrick's Day.

Smarvin, ought to see In the Name of the Father. Great movie about a guy mistaken as ab IRA member by the British. Based on a true story.

F2 says Slante! (with her Shirly Temple)

Alex, glad the HEPA is working for you. I really love ours. Just be sure to change those filters in the recommended intervals.

I sent back the Ionic Breeze. The stupid thing generates ozone, which is a lung irritant. Although it's at supposedly low levels, I could easily smell it, and we don't need anything else in the house to irritate our lungs. I'll just go out and get another HEPA filter thankyouverymuch!

And I think my name for the day shall be:

*strolls in wearing her coconut bra and green grass skirt with clovers in her hair*

*helps herself to an Irish coffee and one of those cookies that Peri made*

Happy St. Paddy's Day to all my Moat friends! Yes, I know, I'm not Irish... thats okay though... my kind are as close to the Irish as it gets... We drinks, LOTS. We eat potatoes, LOTS. We swear, LOTS.

O'Kaf - I got to see my nephew (Lucky) again last night after my date (which BTW - went AWESOME - Harley Guy and I will be going out again on Saturday). He was sitting by my sister on the floor when I got to their house... when he heard me he was all eyes and wagging tail! He came right to me, so I sat down on the floor with my legs spread (get'cher minds outta the gutter people!). He came close, put his head on my shoulder and stayed that way while I pet him for a bit. Then he stretched across my lap, laid down (between my legs) and rested his head on my lap and feel fast asleep. Needless to say - my sis was not happy. Who cares... Lucky and I were!

I'm sorry to hear about your niece - please keep up posted!!! (My fingers and toes are crossed and she'll be in my thoughts.)

Now, I must head back to RL. I guess sometime yesterday while I was busy worrying about whether Harley Guy would show up or not - work piled up and now I must get to it.


I (obviously) did not make it out there this week - but the trip is a definite GO for next month, as soon as the dates are finalized, I will let you know. I'll definitely be making a stop to Austin with a few friends, so be prepared!!

*blows kisses at all the Shamrock clad Moaties*

Top O' the mornin ta ya Moaties!

(the proper response to that is "And the afternoon to yourself")

We celebrated last night with a fine traditional (least at our house) Irish dinner of "Boxties".
Ever heard this:

Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan, If you can't make boxty, you'll NEVER get your man

If you've never had one, they are for lack of a better word a potatoe pancake that come stuffed with all kinds of goodies, the ones my wife fixed last night were called The Chatsworth. Consisting of tender, slow cooked chicken breast sautéed with fresh garlic, shallots and mushrooms in white wine, topped with white wine sauce. Toppled with the rest of the bottle used to cook with, and a wee bit more than half of another.

I think I had more to say but that wine is kickin me arse.

Anyone have any Bailey's in their desk drawer?

Leetie, great lawnmower thing. Coulda used one of those when I was a kid! Once Dave gets to it he's bound to post it!

Hmm...whatever shall I change my name to?

Leetie's lawnmower thing showed up on the news last night - but it was a different machine! I was cracking up, knowing the one on Leetie's clip was better.

"Joshkr- Maybe we should have a St.Patty's day / "Patriotic Anti-Terrorism" party on the Blog tomorrow. Whadaya think?

Posted by: Mr.Fishair on March 16, 2005 03:2"

Mr Fishair...you are a brilliant man!


I'm not wearing green today! In fact, I am wearing BRIGHT RED so there will be NO CONFUSION!

But you have to try and CATCH me!!

*locks self in storage closet*

*hopes the MOATies all have their nails trimmed*

*hangs up sign*

Keys To Storage Closet: $1

*opens door, reaches around*

*grabs Joshkr and his sign & pulls them in*

*locks the door*

*puts hotel DO NOT DISTURB sign on door for O'Josh and Tam O'Ra*

*runs away, but not before turning on crap video cam (tm thingy) which was installed in closet the night before)*

Top o' the marnin' to ya MOATies!

Gotta love an android with a fine appreciation for Irish movies. Actually, TLBB is named after the two brothers. Connor Murphy B.

Key quote from Boondock Saints (one of MANY):
Murphy: "I can't believe that just f^&*(ng happened!"
Rocco: "Is it dead?"

We actually did a drinking game to Boondock Saints a couple years back on St. Pats. You know it's going to be bad day when one of the rules is drink everytime someone drop the F-bomb.

Oh, and I totally agree with Kibby, "In the Name of the Father" is a GREAT movie.

I'm a wee bit of everything as far as my cultural heritage. The last name is Scottish and we have our own clan, tartan, etc. However, I am also German, Italian, French, Irish, Welsh, and English.

That's right...my family gets around and we definitely don't descriminate.

Getting my Guinness for this evening on the way home and I can't wait to crack one.

Good morning everyone from su.so.ca. - I think the whole area here is celebrating St. Pats Day since everything is green from all the rain, when it's usually brown! New storm coming tomorrow, so they say - people are putting out a contract on the weather reporter! Anyone know a good hit man?

Catching up.....

sandy - Anthony Perkins' baby - oooh
*restarts sobbing*'*hits self upside the head*
*must move on*
the movie has been on HBO recently and I tried to get Cute Guy to watch it - he asked me what it was about and after I told him (in what was apparently too much detail) he said, "Well, now I don't need to see it, do I?" hmmmph!

Marvin - loved the Rolling Stones piece - I have high speed now, ya know!

ne'O - your Lucky link was forbidden!!!!

Top of the morning to ya, sweet Joshkr, good to see you - are you wearing the green penguin thong that I sent you??

Yiddish Word of the Day: schlep it's pretty much become a mainstream word, so not too interesting, but we must follow the calendar!

*schleps in a heavy keg of Irish beer*

Brian, I'm with you in the Heinz 57 gene pool-thing. My grandfather used to say we even had an Indian tip toe through our tee pee. French-German ffrom the Alsaich area (near Strasbourg), Scott/English/Irish and who knows what else.

kibby - I have Norton installed with autmatic updates on my new computer and a firewall (whatever that does), and other hi-tech stuff that I don't even know about -


thank you very much for the scare!!!! :)

Heritage-wise, it's easier for me to say what I'm not than what I am. I'm not slavic, African, Arabic or Asian.

The first Europeans in my family in the New World came over in 1595 with the Dutch East India Trading Company; we had other ancestors watching them from shore lamenting "there goes the neighborhood". No one in my family came through Ellis Island; we were all settled here long before that. I guess you could say we're pureblood Americans.

Add to that mix, my daughters are Danish/Italian from their dad. Jenni ends up looking very much a Dane while Meghan is very Mediterannean looking with olive complexion, dark hair and dark eyes.

Welcome to the Melting Pot.

A drive-by joke:

A Dog Called Sex

Everybody I know who has a dog usually calls him "Rover" or "Spot". I call mine Sex. Now, Sex has been very embarrassing to me. When I went to the City Hall to renew the dog's license, I told the clerk that I would like a license for Sex. He said, "I would like to have one too!" Then I said, "But she is a dog!" He said he didn't care what she looked like. I said, "You don't understand.... I have had Sex since I was nine years old." He replied, "You must have been quite a strong boy."

When I decided to get married, I told the minister that I would like to have Sex at the wedding. He told me to wait until after the wedding was over. I said, "But Sex has played a big part in my life and my whole world revolves around Sex." He said he didn't want to hear about my personal life and would not marry us in his church. I told him everyone would enjoy having Sex at the wedding. The next day we were married at the Justice of the Peace. My family is barred from the church from then on.

When my wife and I went on our honeymoon, I took the dog with me. When we checked into the motel, I told the clerk that I wanted a room for me and my wife and a special room for Sex. He said that every room in the motel is a place for sex. I said, "You don't understand. Sex keeps me awake at night." The clerk said, "Me too!"

One day I entered Sex in a contest. But before the competition began, the dog ran away. Another contestant asked me why I was just looking around. I told him that I was going to have Sex in the contest. He said that I should have sold my own tickets. "You don't understand," I said, "I hoped to have Sex on TV." He called me a show off.

When my wife and I separated, we went to court to fight for custody of the dog. I said, "Your Honor, I had Sex before I was married but Sex left me after I was married." The Judge said, "Me too!"

Last night Sex ran off again. I spent hours looking all over for her. A cop came over and asked me what I was doing in the alley at 4 o'clock in the morning. I said, "I'm looking for Sex." -- My case comes up next Thursday.

Well now I've been thrown in jail, been divorced and had more troubles with that dog than I ever foresaw. Why just the other day when I went for my first session with the psychiatrist, she asked me, "What seems to be the trouble?" I replied, "Sex has been my best friend all my life but now it has left me for ever. I couldn't live any longer so lonely." And the doctor said, "Look, mister, you should understand that sex isn't a man's best friend, so get yourself a dog."

I grew up believing that my mother's people were from Russia and my father's from Germany - and then, some years ago I discovered that they were both from Russia!

I could have been a ballerina - damn!!!!

*does an arabesque on the way out*

I couldn't help pulling a few quotes from Boondock Saints. It really is a fantastic movie. Definitely not for everyone, but I think it's brilliant.

Rocco: I killed your cat, you druggie bitch.
Donna: What? Why?
Rocco: I thought it would bring closure to our relationship.


Yakavetta: The 90's are killing me. I shouldn't have done that. You're not supposed to tell a guy you're gonna kill him no more. I got to tiptoe through the tulips with these assholes. Taking all the fun out of the job.


[During job training for Rosengurtie Baumgartener, an avid feminist]
Connor: The rule of thumb here is...
Rosengurtie: Rule of thumb? Wait, rule of thumb? In the early 1900s it was legal for men to beat their wives, so long as they used a stick no wider than their thumb.
Connor: Well, can't do much damage with that then can ya? Maybe it should have been a rule of wrist.


Detective Greenly: These guys are miles away by now, but if you want to beat your head against a wall, here's what you're looking for: They're scared, like two little bunny rabbits. Anything in a uniform or flashing blue lights is gonna spook 'em. Ok? So the only thing we can do is put a potato on a string and drag it through South Boston. And thanks for comin' out.
[Murphy and Connor walk into the station and Smecker sees them]
Murphy: You'd probably have better luck with beer.
Connor: Aye, you would.
Detective Greenly: Fuck.


[Connor and Murphy always pray over their victims]
Connor, Murphy: And shepherds we shall be, for thee my Lord for thee, Power hath descended forth from thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command, we shall flow a river forth to thee, and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In nomine patris, et filii...
[they cock their guns]
Connor, Murphy: ...et spiritus sancti.


Connor: Now you will receive us.
Murphy: We do not ask for your poor, or your hungry.
Connor: We do not want your tired and sick.
Murphy: It is your corrupt we claim.
Connor: It is your evil that will be sought by us.
Murphy: With every breath, we shall hunt them down.
Connor: Each day we will spill their blood, 'til it rains down from the skies.
Murphy: Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles which every man of every faith can embrace.
Connor: These are not polite suggestions, these are codes of behavior, and those of you that ignore them will pay the dearest cost.
Murphy: There are varying degrees of evil. We urge you lesser forms of filth, not to push the bounds and cross over, in to true corruption, into our domain.
Connor: For if you do, one day you will look behind you and you will see we three, and on that day you will reap it.
Murphy: And we will send you to whatever god you wish.


*zips in*

Oooohhh! On Susan's radio station they're playing Desperado!

Antonio baby, come to Mama!

*zips out*

Morning MOATies!

FYI, poor Jeff is banned yet again this morning. Keeping my fingers crossed Judi can fix it for him.

Happy Green Day! This will be my first and last post for quite awhile today. I have GOT to actually work today and tomorrow or I will be royally screwed next week, when small children will be visiting from Anchorage.

Bis--yeah, perhaps I should have mentioned in my review of the Dark Materials series that it takes a rather dim view of the machinations of the Catholic church hierarchy. So observant Catholics might take serious exception to the books.

And the Sparrow books have a more benevolent view of the Jesuits.

If I show up here again I want you to chase me out of here. I really need to work and all the discipline has to come from me--nobody to tell me to get this stuff done except me.

Oh, one more thing:

Mousie Update

The mice are in retreat. They know we're on to them and have retreated to the garage. We caught two in the kitchen and none have been seen since. We cleaned out the cupboard where they were romping. The mutt has calmed down.

Phew! Small children will be visiting starting this weekend I didn't want them to catch bubonic plague.

OK, I will try to stay away from y'all today. Please don't have too much fun without me. I will check e-mail though.

And Mr Fish and the rest of you in the ESPN group--I filled out my bracket and plan to kick your a$$es! Go Washington!

Mr Fish 'n' Chips - When Sir Ian McKellen was on SNL ,he played an Irish cook on the boring NPR cooking show, and he gave the 'boxty' verse.

Hmmm, everyone must have gone out drinkin' green beer at lunch.

Hmmm, everyone must have gone out drinkin' green beer at lunch.

Fish... Johnny Walker plays the drums and it's a bad thing?

Also... I am forbidden from seeing the band bios.

Di... the dog sounds gorgeous. Your sister being so upset about it is probably a harbinger of things to come. Once they have decided who they love, dogs are notoriously hard to shift. Vice versa also applies. My parents took in an abused toy poodle (I hate poodles. Just to be clear. Can't stand the little mongrels. Having said that no-one should abuse a dog EVER. Not even the poofy little ones.) It took months for him to stop diving under/behind furniture when a man came into the room, even my Dad. He's Mum's poodle, although he loves Dad now too.. (They've had him 10 years or so.. he's pretty ancient now.), but it took Dad a long time to build up that trust to the level where Mum had it from the first day he saw her.

My racial heritage... a lot of bits of white everything. Mostly Scots, English, Australian and Kiwi (white Kiwis all seem to come from the Anglo-Saxon countries within the last 200 years.) I would love to research my Gran's (Dad's mother) family tree. I think there's a little something extra in there... she has lovely olive skin, but no explanation for where it came from.

Hi sly!!

Any woman looking for a date... check the MB. Someone's waiting for you.

The second irish name generator was better than the first. Much weirder. Still like the hobbit one best though.

O' and one hates to brag, really! But today was the second day in a row that Dave commented on one of my posts. Keeping him happy can be such a bore, don't you think?

I keep him happy by never getting posted Balanchine. It's difficult, but I seem to have perfected the art.

Hi, Kaf. I noticed that guy hasn't had any bids.

This is a serious question. Can someone tell me why there are Senate Hearings about baseball?

I'm thinking there are SOOOOO many other things they need to be addressing. Why is the gov't putting so much time into this?

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!!
*leaves several bubbling green beakers about and special St. Pat's day blog butter (TM thingy)*


It's a national sport, sly and the vast majority of Congressmen are men. They'll get to the other 4,923 useless bills next, and anything of actual import will wait for the last 5 mins of session.

ooh.... shamrock blog butter!! and green bubbly stuff!!

Thanks McMad!!

uh-oh... I see small men in hats that look like upside down buckets.

It's okay guys.. apparently they're giving out back massages.

sly - in Howard Kurtz's column (Media Notes) in the Washington Post today he addresses the very question you ask - and he quotes someone - maybe even himself - (I just read it 20 minutes ago but CRS) that the reason the hearings are being held is - fanfare - publicity for themselves!

Who knew!

Oh wow... I didn't realize that post was that long!!!!

Umm... Disclaimer to Above Post: LTTG & Other Catsup Thoughts ...

Hey, does anyone know, if you get those stupid emails from Hotmail, and you report them as junk email, will Microsoft end up banning itself?

Morrigan.. I didn't mind the other two "Andy Brazil" novels. They weren't as "must-read" as the Scarpetta series, though. Maybe whoever said it was right. We should get our own book club. I'm pretty sure I have some web space thanks to my ISP if anyone knows how to do that sort of thing. I'm not using it for anything. Lemme check that that'r right before anyone gets too excited.

Yes, agreed, Ms. Cornwell has a lost a step or two lately. But Jefferson Parker and Robert Crais, to say nothing of Dutch Leonard, are still going strong.

*finally catches up again"

Whew! I'm going to need to get a laptop with wireless internet to keep up with you all!

*wanders off to shop for corned beef, cabbage, and Guinness*

OK.. I have space for personal web hosting. If anyone wants to play with it and can come up with a workable design and forum, just email me and we can sort out details. That way we don't have to sludge up another thread in the process. Because for those of us with Dial Up it sill gets very slow eventually. And then we feel bad about complaining. However, if the Moaties had their own website and book club we could play with much more abandon. As long as you don't get me kicked off my ISP. Because they're great and the second cheapest deal in NZ (the cheapest came out afterwards and it looks dodgy.). PS.. the link here works for email.

Top O'...er, Bottom O' the Morn to ye all!

Now... who's not wearin' the green today?

testing: green!

Darn. The font tag doesn't work in here.

Another cold rainy day. On the plus side the possible sleet never showed up. So that is a good thing.

A fun morning spent working on the music. Always fun. A remote this afternoon. Or possibly two.

It seems there were many more things I wanted to comment on but I think my brain has gone to sleep.

On mice in buildings, the last time I worked over across the river I thought I saw a mouse in the main studio at one point, later in the day I very clearly saw a mouse. Not sure if it was the same one, but it was a little one.

Yesterday someone went into the attic here at work, trying to track down one of the computer internet cables that had a big chewed part. He said he saw a giant rat up there and he came flying down the ladder. "Its head was THIS big!!!"

It was most likely a little mouse, my co-workers are sometimes known for their exaggeration.

Back to the remote.

DJT-the Cheraw IGA has corned beef and cabbage. Not sure about the Guiness though. They may. (cause unlike some states you can buy beer at the grocery stores here)

Mr. McFishair o'the Sauce, why is your uncle's playing nearby a bad thing? I'm missing something.

On Yiddish: Can schlep also be a noun for the one who does the schlepping? I think I've heard the word used to describe manual laborers.

Just, for the record, I really don't read smut. My imagination is active enough as it is! Xanth's references to signalling the stork are about as racy as I ever got.

Oh, so many things I wanted to comment on, but I can never remember.

I absolutely LOVE my Irish name. If only I could pronounce it.

Cearbhall O'Duibhleargain

Sometimes I think I am clearly not paid enough for what I have to put up with.

This day would be one of those times.

I was just asked on air if I make alot of sandwiches.

I nearly burst out laughing at the thought of turkey sandwiches.

They would have had no idea what was so funny. Of course, I wonder what they have been getting into, that everything is so funny to them.

Off to find a driver for the printer I just got.

Happy St Patrick's day everyone!!!!

Neo - I don't consider the stuff I read smut ... although some of them get rather vivid. Usually I have found the authors who get the most into character development and setting and story like I like are the ones with the detailed sex scenes as well... and if I find it distracting, I just flip a few pages until it gets back to the story.

I was just throwing those out there as the "Lite" version of the Beauty Trilogy, not implying you're Larry Flint's long-lost Sister. :)

On Yiddish: Can schlep also be a noun for the one who does the schlepping? I think I've heard the word used to describe manual laborers.

I think one could be caled a "schlepper" - or maybe that's a "sherpa" I'm thinking of -

*note to self - check with Jeff re use of schlep as noun*

On a personal note: Cute Guy is on his way over for lunch - this was unplanned and spur of the moment ! I just left a message on his voice mail: "i have salad" - he called and said he'd be over - I ran out to store to buy salad!

This could be the start of something big!

Morrigan McJust - I am happy to share
EXACTLY! with you - you are related to the Empress Just, n'cest pas?

oh - and Kaf - love the idea... I'll check out the site later then email you...

Have to run to a Dr appt now. *sigh*

Have a fab St. Paddy's day ya'll!

Susan - The Cheraw IGA was a little bit too far to drive to pick up dinner, but I did find a display of corned beef and cabbage ready for the picking at the Publix around the corner ;)

And they also had a lovely selection of beer (I settled on Killian's, as Guinness can be a little heavy with dinner).

Tonight's menu:

Oven Baked Corned Beef with Mustard Glaze
Oven Roasted New Potatoes with Parsley and Lemon
Sauteed Cabbage with Caraway Seeds

and for dessert: Jameson's Whiskey Pecan Pie (hey, the Jameson's makes it Irish, doesn't it?)

El -

You could say that. I'm not sure which of us has a higher rank, since according to my irish name site, Morrigan - (MOHR-ee-gan) called the Great Queen, Irish goddess of war, but never took part in a battle.
Later tales have her as the queen of the Fairies

Which is higher, Queen or Empress? Then theres the whole goddess thing. ;o)

Have fun with cute guy!!!

Eleanor, make sure you take the salad out of the McDonalds container!

Well, I thought I would have a double post. I stopped it though, I hope.

Cell phones just do not work well for remotes. That's why we're small town radio though.

Eleanor, have fun with cute guy!

kibby, I am totally insulted AND offended!

The salad was from Albertson's Deli dept - Chicken Caeser Salad - yummy! And I did take it out of the plastic container, throw a few lettuce leaves around the counter and put it in a bowl!

Susan, what in the heck was that before Jimmy Buffett? I could hear you loud & clear, but the guy on the other end was unintelligible...



*applauds Eleanor's obvious domestic goddess skills*

Susan - that's a fabulous article - and you are featured prominently! Now I'll know when it's your voice!


It was the casually tossed lettuce leaves on the counter that inspired your admiration for me, wasn't it, djtonyb? :)

I thought it was a nice touch myself!

THAT's the spirit Eleanor!

DJT, the voices before the Buffett were Dwight and Mitch, the two guys at the IGA for the remote this afternoon...they are using cell phones, so the quality is less than wonderful, and then if you are listening over the internet the quality goes down even more. I'm here in the studio, listening directly to the phone and I can't really understand them.

Then they ask me on air about St Patricks day, and don't listen to what I tell them. *sigh* Some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed.

Off-topic: My 6 year old no longer believes in leprechauns. Her brothers believed until they were 9 and 11. Couldn't she have believed in magic and make-believe just a little longer? *sigh*

Susan, Great article! Congrats. Sounds like your station is really appreciated, which is always nice to see. I really need to get a sound card in my work computer so I can listen in.

Ingram can’t call a meeting without Gilmour showing up.

We know how he feels... in a good way.

Wonder what he does about dinner?

Wonder what he does about dinner?

He goes to Albertson's - gets a salad, tosses lettuce leaves on the counter and waits for Susan to show up!



Susan - If Dave can have the Crap-Cam® then I guess you can have the Crap-Phone®.

El - I profess to be a gourmet cook, but I appreciate a good shortcut as much as the next person ;)

rhea - Glad you liked the biryani recipe - it dresses up plain ol' chicken and rice nicely, don't it?

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