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February 21, 2005

TRAVEL ADVISORY

Blogging may be light today, as this blog will be on the road -- but not, alas, on a frog safari.

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Did she post about what happened?

My ex has just gone off the deep end, Rita. Oh look, something shiny ----->

I'm so sorry, neo. I've been thinking of you a lot lately. I was afraid something was wrong.

My ex went off the deep end a few times. Unfortunately, he came back each time, none the better.

Well, the simple fact that he let Neo get away from him is proof enough that he's off the deep end.

Exes going off the deep end would be just fine if some idiot hadn't taught them how to swim.

Mine can't swim, neo. He was just too stubborn to drown.

Hey Susan, have you been playing anything from Yusef Islam's new album? Although it's new, it still has classic rock ties, so it would fit with your format.

Rita, I think you've got the fixin's for a country song there!

Let's write it together.

Ladies!! That's why you hafta tie big huge cement blocks to their necks when they aint lookin... Dont want to tie them to their feet, better they go down head first if'n you know what I mean. ;)

That makes so much sense, DDi. I'll keep that in mind in case I need it again. Not for Tom, but for my stinking ex, who I'll probably have to see on Saturday at my grandson's birthday party.

Mine too rita. :)

Keep in mind that as the body deteriorates, it becomes more buoyant. So, just because you have enough weight on there to take him down, it doesn't mean he'll stay under. Better to err on the side of too much weight.

Of course, the best way to dispose of a body is to feed it to the pigs.

Or use the wood chipper

*takes notes*

Ok, and so now, do you prefer the blue plastic tarps to use as wrapping material, or just let them go ala'nekkid into the water?

i have the same outlook on drinking.

which i blame on my x.

so, that's related right? (no, not my x and i)

also, that's the problem with making x's, [WARNING TO YOUNGSTERS WHO MAY INADVERTANLY READ THIS ONE DAY IN THE FUTURE (and who says I don't think ofhead) ]

Once you make them, they NEVER go away. Ever. IF. This is important here. IF, You make babies with them.

So, I suggest sleeping in seperate rooms.

Hope that helped.

I know I feel worse.

Course, I should. I have walking pneuomonia. I think. Can you still have it if you're sitting down?

why was the MOAT loading so slow again?

what time is it?

do fat bloated drowned and possibly dead people eat more fish?

*continues taking notes*

1) keep pigs as pets, multi-purposeful animals them are.
2) sleeping with current S.O can produce baby, so better to make baby with X or someone else who can not become an x, since that is obviously the reason for all of lifes problems. (no, really. it is, x's SUCK)
3) YOU KNOW BETTER!
4) Maybe I'll skip gettin hitched and just get a dog.

or perhaps a fish?

My advice to all single people everywhere:
Do not, under ANY circumstances, marry someone you like.

A fish would be a nice pet too, so long as it wouldn't mind getting, ahem, petted...

Lab that wasn't my plan anyway.

No, Fish...it would be wrong if I never changed my undies.

I was grossed out this morning in the undie catagory though...as often as I pester my daughter to make sure she has clean clothing, picked out the night before...she doesn't do it.

Many a morning she has come out of her bedroom, wrapped in her robe, and gone out to the laundry room to get the clean clothes she hasn't put away yet.

Our dryer has been inoperable since Saturday, thus no laundry. She started yelling for clean undies this morning. Apparently she thought I had a supply of her clean stuff in my room. Nope.

She wanted to borrow a pair of mine.

Um, no. Huh-uh. Not happening.

I think she still had some, but she won't put the clean ones away so she had to look for a clean pair.

And no, I don't iron any undies.

Mine can't swim, neo. He was just too stubborn to drown.

*snork*, rita

I guess he wouldn't eat the mushrooms?

Susan you should have told her to turn her old pair inside out and be like a guy!

DDi...I should have. I didn't think of that.

But...the new dryer has been hooked up, so laundry can be done tonight. And dried, even.

I like the new dryer...it's white inside...AND there is a light. No excuse for people throwing another load of laundry on top of a load of dark stuff, then claiming they didn't see my stuff in there...

Can you say Commando?

(I love a well behaved pet DDi)

Commando.

I got posted on the MB!
Local news ftw.

Fisher...I do not even want to think of that.

I can hear her now...."EEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww!!!!!!! GROSS!!!!!"

This is a child who says that if she thinks I'm wearing just a nightgown after a shower, before bed...going commando.

Not that my underwear is any of her business.

Crash, you're such a bandicoot.

(they also make nice pets btw)

*runs in with BIG news*

Channeling Sly:

Q: How do you keep a man from drowning?

A: You remove your foot from his head.

/end channeling Sly

PS: I LOVE THAT WOMAN!!!

Hey!

*pokes around*

Where'd everyone go?

I'll start singing....

On NYPD Blue Dennis Franz said to never, ever dispose of a body in the water because
*********************
I started this 30 minutes ago and then - who knows. I guess because I had an appletini at lunch I just was not focused.
*************************
it will always come to the surface and be found.

And then he told how to get rid of a body, so it would never be found, but I've lost interest in the whole subject - now.

Thanks for posting for me, Di. Pypetard blocked me from posting at work.

:(

And I just got back from church and am all reflective and atoneful and such, so I'm glad Di posted that instead of me.

:)

Those of you who believe that jokes don't belong on the moat, please look over there ----------> for a minute or so. Thank you.

A blind man makes his way to a bar stool and orders a drink. After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender, "Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?

The bar falls deadly quiet. In a deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says, "Before you tell that joke, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know 5 things:

1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat.

2. The bouncer is a blonde biker girl.

3. I'm a 6 foot tall, 175 pound blonde woman with a black belt in karate.

4. The woman sitting next to me is a blonde and a professional weightlifter

5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.

Now, think about it seriously. Do you still want to tell that joke?

The blind man shakes his head and mutters, "Nah, not if I'm gonna have to explain it 5 times."

jokes don't belong on the Moat?

a blonde must have said that.


Oh, btw, slowlayne sighting on the MB -- blimp thread

I like that neo - a lot. :)

Nice one, Neo!
It's good to see you around here again.

*picks up the x's, gets out a bag of o's and a tic tac toe board* Anyone wanna play?

If x's are bad how am I supposed to send "xoxoxo" to F2?

Just "-o-o-o"? ... just doesn't seem the same...

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL MOATARITA DAY!!!

The breakfast drink of champions. Current temp is 39, expected high is 51; gas is $2.25. WTF? It jumped 25 cents!

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL MOATARITA DAY!!!

The breakfast drink of champions. Current temp is 39, expected high is 51; gas is $2.25. WTF? It jumped 25 cents!

That took a half hour to post, and it posted twice. I checked other threads to see it moving would help, and it didn't.

I get various errors ranging from 504 proxy server to something about an upstream server not doing...something.

Sounds to me like we need to get the blog out of the river.

Ah. The problem is clear now. All that snow that melted and ran into Wolfie's basement? It overflowed the basement, overflowed the streams, and is now running through the blog. Yes, my friends, I'm afraid we've got a bad case of Blog Sog.

dreaded Blog Sog!

Leetie! We might need some help here!

You have got to be kidding me. Heather Mills (Paul McCartney's ex) is booked to be on the next season of Dancing With the Stars.

Oh dear.

*sets up dehumidifiers*
*starts digging a trench*

Wait a minute. IT'S A MOAT fer Pete's sake!

maybe it should be 'hopping with the has-beens'...

*not in a kind mood, today, can you tell?*

last night at the local chinese place, kylie's fortune cookie said she 'had both feet on the ground'. as insomniac, jr. pointed out, as she was in a high chair, she didn't...

Wouldn't you want to just kind of get through all the fanfare of your high-profile divorce without appearing on a game show?

Maybe she needs the money to pay for her lawyers so they can dig out a few cool million out of Mr. McCartney.

Channelling Slyeyes:

Regarding Heather Mills "Dancing With the Stars" and insomniacs' suggestion of "Hopping with the Hasbeens".

I'd like to suggest "Waltzing with the Never Wases"

Yea sly! MOATs are supposed to be soggie!

*looks around*

WHAT!?

Have you seen my PETER?

Good morning, MOATies.

Despite lots of e-mails back & forth from sixapart.com (pypetad's guru) they still haven't cleared up my posting problem, so I have to check the IP # every time I come on.

I get various errors ranging from 504 proxy server to something about an upstream server not doing...something.

I get the 504 thing too, sly.

Anyway, how are we all this lovely day? Neo, thanks for the great blonde joke. Funny.

And *snork* in a hellish way to insomniac for maybe it should be 'hopping with the has-beens'...

I think the worst part about it was Jerry Springer in tuxedo "announcing" the names as if it were the Academy Awards, and the GMA hosts ooh-ing and aah-ing as if it was real news and not just an ABC promo.

Just sickening, or as our British friends say more entertainingly, sick-making.

Jackie on Heather Mills: "But her 15 minutes of fame will be over if she doesn't do things like that."

So. Fla. weather of the day: 79 and low humidity.

Good morning!

Between that show and AI, my mother will be glued to the tube for the next few months. I thank the producers of the shows from the bottom of my heart!

Also, B says: Heather who? Hey, can you turn that down? I'm trying to do a crossword puzzle over here.

*sigh*

Morning!!!

Donuts! Apple filled...from Krispy Kreme. And the box ended up in the main studio. I've only had one...but they are caaaaaallllllllllling me.

Lab, I never answered you yesterday about Yusef Islam. I have heard a few of the the songs, but I haven't played any yet. I'll have to do that in the near future. I liked what I've heard.

Currently 62, high 72 today. Not sure what gas is. It went up yesterday...and I can't remember what it is.

Gas prices up to $2.27 or so. Will let you know later.

I wasn't going to eat those last 2 cookies this morning... but now I am. At least today I waited until AFTER breakfast.

Breakfast used to = cookies

The wind is blowing outside. Hard and fast. Usually, hard and fast would be a good thing, but with the wind? Not so much.

I hear that CAKE equals PIE?

Is this true?

( I say, I DO agree! )

Discuss .....

Serious inquiry to the moaties, mostly, the female moaties, but I will not discriminate:

I have incredibly dry, cracked skin around my fingertips. My manicurist told me to (each night before bed) apply vitamin E oil to them and then cover with gloves or socks, and go nightnight. Other than yellow stained cotton gloves, and hot flashes, this has not helped ANYTHING. What else can I do???

1. Drink more water
2. Apply vaseline after each hand washing
3.
4. Wear gloves when you wash dishes n stuff
5. Exfoliate and hydrate
6. Stop picking your nose
7. Drink more water
8. Repeat.

Hey, I'll have you know, I can be serious too ...t!

damn.

*snork*

*zips in*

Susan, they have closed ALL of our Krispy Kremes here in San Diego.
*sobs*

Di, I'd add one more suggestion to Leetie's excellent ones:
Move from Chicago. The tips of my fingers are fine. :)

*feels good about helping out*

udder balm is supposed to be great for really dry skin. moo

Leetie's advice is golden. In spite of the common belief, adding moisture to the outside of your skin does nothing for it. You need to prevent the drying and drinking more water is key. Vaseline, bag balm, or udder cream are all great for protecting the skin.

One time a thing occurred to me
Whats real, and whats for sale?
Blew a kiss and tried to take it home

It isn't you, isn't me
Search for things that you cant see
Going blind, out of reach
Somewhere in the vasoline

Two times and it has rendered me
Punch drunk and without bail
Think Id be safer all alone
Flies in the vasoline we are
Sometimes it blows my mind
Keep getting stuck here all the time

I've got some really dry skin on my hands...Gold Bond ultimate healing lotion helps.

Well, it does when I remember to use it regularly.

*goes to put lotion on her hands*

It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.

I *heart* STP.

Get your skin all nice and soggy and pruny in the shower or bath and then seal it in with the lotion on its skin.

Good morning!
Di: I have very dry hands and what works best for me is applying Neutrogena Foot (!) Cream before going to bed.
Good news on my side: I have been offered a job in the company I wanted to join the most (after many interviews) and I have sent a resignation letter for the very first time!
I have a 3 month notice but I hope to negotiate only 2...
And now I'm off to meet an HR person who wants to know why I'm leaving...

Change is frightening... but exciting at the same time!

Thanks guys & gals!
I've been using this amazing lotion from N-M that a good friend turned me on to, and I love it! And for a while it seemed to fix my dry skin problem, but now its back and its cracking and it hurts. I've gone through 2 tubes of the lotion and it hasnt helped. Maybe the water thing will help, I have been kind of slacking in that department. (When its cold outside, I tend to drink lots of tea or cocoa which fills me up and then I dont want water)
/end long story

So, THANK YOU! I will soak myself in water and drink it by the pitchers the next few days and see what happens. :) *smooches*

Congrats Marie!!!

*throws confetti and pops a bottle of bubbly*

who put the pepper in the vaseline
oh lord, he can't take the pain

YAY MARIEP!!!!

I knew that, Leets.

me too, but then you knew that two, eh?

(hey, it's cool, I'm Inter National and what not)

Sorry Folks!

I know.

My mind is a terrible thing of waste.

Susan, my two favorite tracks from Yusuf's new album (An Other Cup) are "Heaven / Where True Love Goes" and "I Think I See the Light", if you're looking for suggestions on what to play. They are very Cat Stevens like, so your listeners will probably enjoy them.

Ok, I'm done talking about it now. Move along.

BTW, Happy birthday, Mr. Washington.

Mr. Fisher:
Also, a waist is a terrible thing to mind.

no, I don't know what it means either.

Also, please czech your e-mail. I snet pictures! *giggles*

private message to Marie - YAY! e-mail to follow :)

Blog Sog? *puts on rubber duckie swim ring and jumps in anyway.*

DDi - is Ego's QV Cream available at your local pharmacy? I used it when I was having trouble with dermatitis, but it's not just for dermatitis. It's the best handcream I've ever had. Made my hands really smooth and most definitely uncracked. I had to apply it about 2-3 times a day for a few days (I just threw the tube in my hand bag), then as my hands felt better, I cut back and in the end, was only using it when my skin felt a little rough. The tube is currently in my junk drawer because my hands cleared up. Also (as others have already said) - drink water. Please. My current eating plan/diet mandates 8 or more glasses of water and I've tried to be really disciplined about it. It does make a difference.

Susan, pass me one of those Krispy Kremes, please? I have to fly to Sydney to get Krispy Kreme.. we don't even have a Winchell's here any more. They shut down and were replaced by a Korean restaurant. :( Korean restaurants don't have divine cinnamon rolls.

Oh, and congratulations, Marie P! All the best of luck with your new job!!

Hooray for the new job, Marie!!

Marie, why don't you just move in with your relatives and live for free? Screw that whole "job" thing.

Update:

I am now on my second 16.9 oz bottle of water. Everything is going great. Except maybe the path that I'm wearing in the carpet... between my office and the bathroom, there is a definite wear in the carpet tiles.

Quick question, when I blink, should I see fish swim by my closed eyelids?

That's normal; I often see Fish when I shut my eyes.

*smacks Lab*

Congrats Marie!

*snorks*

Thanks everyone!
The HR person tried to convince me to stay by offering more money (I had told him one of the reason I was leaving was that I had not had a raise or even a bonus in 3 years) and I replied that if he really thought I was worth that salary, why didn't he give it to me before?
I said I was offended to see that he thinks I'm trying to "blackmail" them: it's too late for you guys, I don't want to work for a company who gives raises only to people who threaten to leave.
I felt very proud of myself!

In my new job I have a risk to be sent to work for clients who are very far from Paris, ie sleep in a hotel from Monday to Friday for 6 months to 1 year... not very fun :-(
Also, employees don't have internet access so that they work more.
But it will be a good experience for my resume.

Off to fix dinner, it's 8.30 pm here and I'm starving...

As long as the hotel has room service for petit dejuener (sp?) how bad could that be? :)

...clients who are very far from Paris...


hey, i'm very far from paris! will MarieP vist me?

I'm only 57 miles from Paris.

*the heart of bourbon county?*

Bravo, MarieP! Congratulations. And well done in telling off Mr. HR Person.

DDi: it's Chicago all right, as I have the same problem with the cold, dry air in the winter in New York. And like you I don't drink enough water in the winter due to the cold.

It's all better down here, of course.

Today's gas price: $2.29 and rising.

Am I the only one who read Insom's post as "COTTON CANDY"?

Yes, Di. You are.

Insom, that's the one!

I'm special!!!

Yes you are Di.! ;)

*pounces on Slyeyes*

We've missed you! So, what does the other side look like?

*hits the floor*

THUMP

HEY! Who moved Sly!?!?

are you time tripping again?

Where were you sly?

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