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ZenGum 03-15-2013 06:11 PM

Oh come on, don't spoil the chap's big moment. :D

DanaC 03-16-2013 06:35 AM

Cool find Grav.

@ Choco: five years? Seriously? Wow. That's flown by. Belated congrats to you both :)

Griff 03-17-2013 07:11 PM

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Meet Clover born today.

orthodoc 03-17-2013 07:31 PM

Adorable!

BigV 03-18-2013 02:20 PM

So. Jealous. Right. Now.

Clodfobble 03-18-2013 02:25 PM

Aww! His name's Clover! And look at his little wobbly legs. That's just stinkin' cute.

glatt 03-18-2013 02:30 PM

How did I miss that? (Stupid phone.)

That's great, Griff.

Gravdigr 03-19-2013 01:32 PM

I've been lmfao at my kitten-napping neighbor. He's got some kind of people-propelled piece of lawn equipment that he's been pushing around his yard, some kind of power-aerator/seeder, or some such. I can't tell that it's doing anything, but, watching him try to push this thing around is just hilarious. It's literally all he can manage.

Nirvana 03-19-2013 04:41 PM

Go over and help him maybe he will feel like shit for kat napping your kitteh.


Clover> fabulous Irish name! :D

Griff 03-20-2013 05:34 AM

I guess it should be Seamair. Bruce sent me this video... no speaka de Irish.

At least I didn't spend my childhood trying to learn it.

footfootfoot 03-20-2013 09:11 AM

I thought it was sad and funny that the tourism bureau didn't speak Irish, but then how many Irish speaking people come to Ireland to tour Ireland? Sounds like the Irish analogue to a Polish joke.

jimhelm 03-20-2013 09:43 AM

The air is still a bit chilly, but the sun feels warm on my skin. Spring is at hand. The beard is now a goatee.

That makes me happy. Today

Griff 03-20-2013 08:18 PM

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Did you say goatees? Loki,Buster, and Pansy. Edit actual order Pansy, Buster, and Loki.

Griff 03-20-2013 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigV (Post 857398)
So. Jealous. Right. Now.

Hungry for cabrito?

Aliantha 03-20-2013 08:42 PM

That daughter of yours is beautiful Griff. Such a lovely face. I can see her in a teen movie. What's the name of that chick with the blonde hair from 10 things I hate about you.? She reminds me a bit of her.

xoxoxoBruce 03-20-2013 09:25 PM

Thanks for telling him, Ali. I've been telling him all the women in his domain are gorgeous, but he thinks I'm just a dirty old man. :haha:

Aliantha 03-20-2013 10:29 PM

He's right you know Bruce. ;). Luckily thats not all you are.

Griff 03-21-2013 05:30 AM

Thanks Ali! I looked up the movie. Julia O'Hara Stiles is the actress I think. She could pass for family. Pete says my people all have an upside down smile. Bruce is a known quantity.:)

Clodfobble 03-21-2013 06:38 PM

[obligatory]Cute kid![/sorry]

footfootfoot 03-21-2013 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Griff (Post 857717)
Thanks Ali! I looked up the movie. Julia O'Hara Stiles is the actress I think. She could pass for family. Pete says my people all have an upside down smile. Bruce is a known quantity.:)

a)JO'HS does favor your daughter, but not as pretty.
b)While Bruce may be a known Qty, the future, according to him, is not.
c)Upside down smile? Keep your sunny side up:




Quote:

Keep your sunny side up,up
Hide the side that gets blue
When their team is knocking you flat
smile and say'we're better than that"
You got keep your sunny side up, up
Let your laughter shine through, do
stand upon your legs
Be like two fried eggs
keep your sunny side up

Keep your sunny side up, up.
Hide the side that gets blue.
If you have nine sons in a row
Baseball teams make money, you know.

Keep you funny side up, up.
Let your laughter ring through, through.
Stand upon you legs.
Be like two fried eggs.
Keep you sunny side up.

Sundae 03-26-2013 12:08 PM

This will not speak to anyone who is not British.
And even not some who are.
Or those who were not born in the right era.

But goodness me it filled my heart with gladness.
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were child actors in a Newcastle television series Byker Grove. I didn't like. Watched sometimes because we only had three channels in those days. Okay, maybe four.
They had a one-off hit, Let's Get Ready to Rhumble. I still didn't like.

Then they started fronting a Saturday morning TV show, called SM:TV (Saturday Morning TV, dontcha know) and the follow-on show CD:UK which had live bands. And with Cat Deeley.

OMG I was hooked.
They're not all that much younger than me.
And they were real. They didn't talk down to the "kids".
I laughed and laughed and laughed.
We used to come into work and talk about it. If you didn't watch SM:TV you were out of the loop.

I still have a "Best Of" video which I intend to convert to DVD. My only sadness is no-one I know will ever, EVER get that I'm quoting from it. It's hardly Monty Python. But "I've come to work in my pyjamas again!" is funny to me.

After a few failed attempts, well, they're human, they created a perfect Saturday evening show (oh, they also appear on Britain's Got Talent.) Saturday Night Takeaway. Here they are reprising their PJ and Duncan hit - the character names from Byker Grove.

Griff 03-27-2013 05:58 PM

Loki was running around outside the fence when I got home. :)

xoxoxoBruce 03-27-2013 08:39 PM

Outside the fence is a good thing? As opposed to just gone?

Griff 03-27-2013 08:41 PM

He's such a cute little fella and easy to catch... so far.

Sundae 03-28-2013 05:07 AM

Tie him down and drop snake venom in his eyes. It's the only way he'll learn.

orthodoc 03-28-2013 07:34 AM

Looking out the kitchen window at the woods, which are dusted with snow, and the birds having breakfast at the feeders. So beautiful. Yesterday a young raccoon was nibbling at the seed hulls on the ground under the feeders. He (or she) has been around for several months, always alone, and doesn't look to have grown much. I thought raccoons lived in groups but this one is solitary and doesn't have much sense (forages in the daytime, shows no fear of humans).

Looking it up, I gather they are solitary animals. This one was almost certainly last spring's baby. Just had a hard winter, I guess - but he/she's still here, so must have some sense.

footfootfoot 03-28-2013 09:48 AM

Raccoons are not your friend., but they will keep your head warm!

orthodoc 03-28-2013 09:58 AM

I know, I know! But this one is cute and rather pathetic. It's so oblivious, it'll sit down against the back door right up against the full length glass, and not notice the cat who's sitting looking out the same door! The cat goes crazy while the baby raccoon sits there and grooms itself in the sunshine on the deck. I can't believe some predator hasn't gotten it yet.

Sundae 03-28-2013 10:57 AM

You has sunshine?
I'll come groom myself on your deck in that case.

orthodoc 03-28-2013 05:03 PM

We has sunshine! But also snow. As long as you don't mind the snowdrifts!

Griff 03-28-2013 08:54 PM

This raccoon business reminds me of a horrible story from my childhood which doesn't belong in the happy thread.

Anywho, spring vacation w00t!

Jaydaan 03-28-2013 09:19 PM

My Ganddaughter was born this morning, and I got a cuddle when she was 3 hours old! After Months of fighting with my son, he got hurt a week before the baby was born. Could have died, got REALLY lucky. Made him think about the family he has. She was going to be induced April 3, but my son always said she would be born on a full moon. Our little Wiccan princess was in fact born during a full moon!
I was invited up to see him in the hospital last week, and then was TOLD to come up and meet my granddaughter today :)
She is perfect. 6lbs even. Her name is Jadeyn Elizabeth. Her name is in honour of the daughter I lost at the 18 week mark, 18 years ago (Jaydan)

I have pictures, but can never remember how to make them work on here ... lol

footfootfoot 03-28-2013 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Griff (Post 858697)
This raccoon business reminds me of a horrible story from my childhood which doesn't belong in the happy thread.

Anywho, spring vacation w00t!

OMG did you hear the Halloween This American Life show with the Raccoon?

Jaydaan, that is a wonderful sea change to what sounded like a pretty rotten winter. I'm so glad!

Jaydaan 03-28-2013 09:28 PM

Oh look, I figured it out...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater
The albums should be public now

Nirvana 03-28-2013 09:48 PM

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Raccoon may have distemper [most likely] they are nocturnal and not at all friendly unless they are sick or retarded.

This is making me happy a nice heifer calf and her Mom with their eyes all aglow!:)

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Nirvana 03-28-2013 09:52 PM

Congratulations Jaydaan err Grandma! :D { I can't see the pix ]

DanaC 03-29-2013 03:58 AM

Congrats Jaydaan! How wonderful :)

Griff 03-29-2013 08:09 AM

Lil' Griff just got her first SAT scores back. Perfect score on the reading section and damn good on the math and writing. :cool: This is going to get expensive.

:edit She just looked up the average SAT scores to be accepted to a bunch of schools she has looked at. She meets that criteria for all. Haverford, Cornell, Vasser, Bard, Hamilton, and Welles. I'd assume her public choices were covered as well. *yikes*

Pete Zicato 03-29-2013 09:48 AM

Congrats to lil Griff. That's impressive.

xoxoxoBruce 03-29-2013 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Griff (Post 858748)
This is going to get expensive.

See what happens when you encourage excellence. :haha:

Pete Zicato 03-29-2013 09:55 AM

What's she plan on studying? These days it makes no financial sense to send her to some high priced college to get a degree in medieval French literature.

orthodoc 03-29-2013 09:57 AM

Congrats li'l Griff! Way to go!
Unfortunately for you, Griff, yikes is right.

Griff 03-29-2013 09:57 AM

It'll be all worth it when she drops out Junior year to tour with her punk band.

Griff 03-29-2013 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete Zicato (Post 858770)
What's she plan on studying? These days it makes no financial sense to send her to some high priced college to get a degree in medieval French literature.

Right now archeology is the draw. I keep turning her away from teaching but she like the idea of being a middle school teacher. She was interested in biology when she was younger but had one bad science teacher who turned her off. If she goes to a school that doesn't expect a declared major for a couple years I could see her reattach to science.

orthodoc 03-29-2013 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Griff (Post 858772)
It'll be all worth it when she drops out Junior year to tour with her punk band.

Or if she drops out to clean office buildings at night. Yes, totally. :yelsick:

eta - to be fair, I should add that she's doing customer service for an online horse supplement company and mucking stalls in exchange for riding lessons. But she's ditched her plans to work for a national or international-level dressage stable or do equine rehab. The cleaning job is her main income.

Griff 03-29-2013 10:09 AM

*ouch*

footfootfoot 03-29-2013 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Griff (Post 858772)
It'll be all worth it when she drops out Junior year to tour with her punk band.

I think Harvard has a few scholarship spots for punk rockers. Or maybe I'm thinking of varsity rowers?

Griff 03-29-2013 11:10 AM

Same diff, they're all from the same talent pool.

Sundae 03-29-2013 11:16 AM

If you can EVER influence a teen to do ANYTHING, do try to suggest she studies a year overseas.
Not a gap year (translation: drinking) some way of continuing to learn outside of America.
Nothing wrong with America. But expand her mind - not everyone is lucky enough to have the Cellar.

Of course I'd suggest England, but even if she doesn't have a second language, Australia, Canada, Holland (two big thumbs up, many Brits actually go to Uni there now) etc etc.

I've been very fortunate in that I earned money young, so travelled when I had no commitments. Still have no commitments but then I no longer have any money :)
Go when you can is my advice. And my teen-mum niece is prrof you never know how long your freedom will last.

You can move locations when you are older (like some Dwellars, although the ones I can think of might wallop me for the description) but it's a wrench. You may even have to import a husband...!

Congrats on raising such a bright girl, though. Proud Papa.

footfootfoot 03-29-2013 11:23 AM

OK w00t 4 m3!

I just arranged a sublet for the next 3 months so I can get out of the house while I make plans for the bigger, final move. I haven't broken the news yet, but I'm in as of Tuesday!

I negotiated the rent down to $400/mo. so I should just be able to swing that and the mortgage.

Griff 03-29-2013 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sundae (Post 858798)
If you can EVER influence a teen to do ANYTHING, do try to suggest she studies a year overseas.
Not a gap year (translation: drinking) some way of continuing to learn outside of America.
Nothing wrong with America. But expand her mind - not everyone is lucky enough to have the Cellar.

Of course I'd suggest England, but even if she doesn't have a second language, Australia, Canada, Holland (two big thumbs up, many Brits actually go to Uni there now) etc etc.

I've been very fortunate in that I earned money young, so travelled when I had no commitments. Still have no commitments but then I no longer have any money :)
Go when you can is my advice. And my teen-mum niece is prrof you never know how long your freedom will last.

You can move locations when you are older (like some Dwellars, although the ones I can think of might wallop me for the description) but it's a wrench. You may even have to import a husband...!

Congrats on raising such a bright girl, though. Proud Papa.

Her sister is doing a semester in Italy this Fall. I'm sure she'll want to do something similar.

Griff 03-29-2013 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 858799)
OK w00t 4 m3!

I just arranged a sublet for the next 3 months so I can get out of the house while I make plans for the bigger, final move. I haven't broken the news yet, but I'm in as of Tuesday!

I negotiated the rent down to $400/mo. so I should just be able to swing that and the mortgage.

Row of ducks, you has them!

glatt 03-29-2013 11:37 AM

Good news all around!

Nirvana 03-29-2013 11:38 AM

F3 You are on the path to happiness! Good Luck! :)

Sundae 03-29-2013 03:10 PM

Foot, I am a little confused as to the meaning of our post. Something about paying the rent?
But you seems pleased, and so do other Dwellars on your behalf.

So, congrats.

footfootfoot 03-29-2013 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sundae (Post 858832)
Foot, I am a little confused as to the meaning of our post. Something about paying the rent?
But you seems pleased, and so do other Dwellars on your behalf.

So, congrats.

I'm renting a place for 3 months at $400/mo. I also have to continue making mortgage payments for the time being.

glatt 03-29-2013 03:32 PM

And we're pleased because he's making progress getting out of his soul sucking relationship.

infinite monkey 03-29-2013 03:55 PM

Yay! Too nice a soul to get sucked out and all ruined and stuff.

And I'm happy for this place and my friends. Thanks for today. :)

Chocolatl 03-29-2013 04:16 PM

Happy Friday, infi. Hope the weekend brings you some peace!

orthodoc 03-29-2013 04:35 PM

Congrats! On to better things, on a better path.


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