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ZenGum 01-13-2011 05:36 AM

I can't even remember what I saw the double complete rainbows on. :D

casimendocina 01-13-2011 05:54 AM

I've found a computer I can post on the Cellar from after being unable to post from my own for several days. :)

xoxoxoBruce 01-13-2011 08:59 AM


Undertoad 01-13-2011 10:40 AM

Attn Queenslanders, or whatever you call yourselves,... my niece-in-common-law is headed your way, apparently to Cairns, QLD in a volunteer conservation effort... for her honeymoon... to restore habitat for, and measure the length of, tree frogs.

I say she should restore habitat for undertoads here at home, my siding is in real trouble, but the tree frogs are important too.

DanaC 01-14-2011 02:28 PM

Right now: my Chinese take away has arrived *hops up and down in excitement*

I'm starting with won ton soup, followed by honeyed spare ribs, then some beef chop suey with egg fried rice, and banana fritters in syrup to finish :)

[eta] the won ton soup is divine. And QI is about to start! What's more the adorable David Mitchell is in it this week. Big smile.

glatt 01-14-2011 02:29 PM

Oh man, that all sounds delicious. And I'm not even hungry.

DanaC 01-14-2011 03:04 PM

Ooohhh. Oh it really was. But, I have eaten waaaay too much lol.

I usually just have some of everything and the rest go in the fridge for next day. i just couldn't stop eating the soup and ribs :P So, have only saved chop suey and rice.

plthijinx 01-18-2011 10:50 AM

someone called me asking for my resume!!!! a guy i used to work with in engineering. he used to build the panels that i designed now he wants me to work for him onsite at an engineering company he does a lot of work for. we already talked rates too! i'd be making 10 bucks less than my last rate but still getting back into the industry? hells yeah!!!! can't count my chickens yet though!

plthijinx 01-18-2011 11:19 AM

INTERVIEW!!!!! tomorrow 10:00 am. WHOOT!

monster 01-18-2011 11:25 AM

WTG! well done!

glatt 01-18-2011 11:37 AM

excellent news

Griff 01-18-2011 11:52 AM


xoxoxoBruce 01-18-2011 11:55 AM

Told you this year was gonna be the one. :D

wolf 01-18-2011 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 705739)
Right now: my Chinese take away has arrived *hops up and down in excitement*

Linguistic question here ... do you still call it take away when it's delivered? For us there is a distinction between Chinese Take Out (picked up at the restaurant) and Chinese Delivery (the Yellow Peril brings it to your door).

HungLikeJesus 01-18-2011 01:35 PM

Why don't the Chinese use potatoes in their food?

xoxoxoBruce 01-18-2011 01:38 PM

They don't want to be mistaken for Irish.;)

Pete Zicato 01-18-2011 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 705739)
Right now: my Chinese take away has arrived *hops up and down in excitement*

Doesn't that make it "chinese delivery"?

Just realized the question has already been asked. However, it has yet to be answered. So I'll leave this as a bump.

Sundae 01-18-2011 03:00 PM

Any hot food made for you is a take-away, whether you take it away yourself or get it delivered.
So this covers pizza, Indian, Chinese and some small sundry shops (I can get fried chicken and fish & chips and even doner kebabs delivered here as I'm only a mile from the town centre)

Some people may distinguish I suppose.
But they're the sort of people that call geraniums pelargonians and therefore it's safe to ignore them.

plthijinx 01-18-2011 03:05 PM

update: ty guys for the support. just got off the phone with Zanon, my hopeful future employer. get this....he had another guy slated for the interview tomorrow but snuffed him for me because he knows me and knows the work i can do. in fact i'm meeting him tomorrow at his shop then he's going with me on the interview to make sure i get the job. whew. what a road i have traveled. still not counting my chickens before they hatch but it looks like i'm a shoe in. cross your fingers and hang on to your butts. here we go!

Clodfobble 01-18-2011 06:43 PM

Every finger I have is crossed for you, plthijinx! Good luck!

plthijinx 01-18-2011 07:15 PM

ty clod and everyone. i can feel the good vibs. bruce i sure hope you're right!

footfootfoot 01-18-2011 09:05 PM

Good luck plt!

xoxoxoBruce 01-19-2011 12:47 AM

Of course I'm right. Would I lie to you? (If it didn't involve money or sex) :D

plthijinx 01-19-2011 03:31 AM

ohboyohboyohoy. no what's making you nervous thread? :unsure: i went to bed early to make sure i got plenty of rest. now it's 3:30 am and i'm wide awake. already rummaged through my closet deciding what to wear. suit or texas biz casual? ie: jeans boots and nice button up. going with the second. ugh. coffee should be ready now. :coffee2:

Shawnee123 01-19-2011 07:28 AM

plthijinx does more before 5 a.m. than most people do all day! :eek:

Let us know what happens.

plthijinx 01-19-2011 07:41 AM

pot of coffee later i'm dressed and walking out the door. have to drive from friendswood to 290 and the belt. a bit of a drive.

i shall S123. and thanks!

glatt 01-20-2011 01:29 PM

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I got a new Blackberry for work.

My old one was 5 years old. My new one is brand new. Yay!

It even has a camera and a 3G network.


plthijinx 01-20-2011 01:32 PM

i want one!!

but first:


footfootfoot 01-20-2011 02:49 PM

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Still holding out for a Pomegranate Phone

BigV 01-20-2011 07:59 PM

SonofV cries foul!

"Not gonna happen! CAN'T happen! NOT POSSIBLE!"

He's ... skeptical.

footfootfoot 01-21-2011 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by BigV (Post 707086)
SonofV cries foul!

"Not gonna happen! CAN'T happen! NOT POSSIBLE!"

He's ... skeptical.

Was it the coffee maker that tipped him off? I mean you are in Seattle!

Pico and ME 01-22-2011 05:09 PM

It took a few days and many many phone calls (and also pitting them against Comcast, of course) but I managed to get ATT Uverse to give me the $30 discount I wanted in order to stay with them. My sign up special ended this month and my bill increased by $30. They even threw in free HBO for 3 months. I even eliminated the phone (we are sticking with our cells for now) and added HD. So instead of paying $130 (after all taxes and fees), I'm only paying $100 for u200 (I have to have Bravo for Top Chef!) with HD and DVR (I am totally addicted to being able to record up to 4 channels at once - I can barely stand to watch anything with commercials now) in two rooms and internet. Now I can watch my new HD TV in good conscience - Ive been trying to budget.

I'm pretty satisfied.

Unfortunately its only for 6 months, so I will have to do this all over again in July.

monster 01-22-2011 09:26 PM

yesterday we got a notecard in the post. It was addressed to "neighbor", Usually means a request for donations. But no. Inside it read:

Dear Neighbor,
Thank you for keeping your Christmas lights burning! In the cold, colorless dreary winter, they are a bright spot that warms and cheers my heart and lifts my spirit each evening as I drive by.
Thanks again, a [neighborhood] resident.

Awesome, thanks, neighbor -they cheer us up too, that's why we do it. So happy to hear they work for others -we were a little worried they night piss people off because this is a "cookie cutter" neighborhood and we're heading into "way out of season".

limey 01-23-2011 11:46 AM

Our lights are still up. We all need some cheer until the days visibly lengthen!

Pico and ME 01-23-2011 12:50 PM

We didn't do outside lights this year, but our Christmas tree is still up and we turn it on every night. Actually getting ready to take it down now tho.

Griff 01-23-2011 01:17 PM

Ours is standing on the porch with juncos using it for cover.

monster 01-23-2011 07:56 PM

The tree went a while back, but we consider the outside lights "winter" lights and usually keep them on until late Jan/early Feb. They don't come down 'til easter, though -too damn cold!

Nirvana 01-23-2011 09:04 PM

That was a great teaser but plthijinx did you get the job?

plthijinx 01-23-2011 09:46 PM

i sure did nirvana! check here

Razzmatazz13 01-25-2011 12:26 PM

We got a house!!! Yaaaay!! Now all I have to do is figure out how to move me, my car, and all my things to the complete opposite side of the country ASAP. Nothin' big...

Sundae 01-25-2011 01:42 PM

Congrats Razz!
Oh and good luck - still, as moves go at least it's worth it when you're being reunited.

monster 01-25-2011 02:39 PM

Hey SG, any progress on the background check thing? Speaking of things that will make you happy.

plthijinx 01-25-2011 02:56 PM

WTG Razz! awesome!

DanaC 01-25-2011 03:36 PM

Yay for Razzle dazzle!

I am excited. It's the first of Brooker's new show tonight *skips about*

How TV Ruined Your Life.

plthijinx 01-26-2011 07:50 AM

despite the fact that it's a little chilly outside, for the first time in about 5 years i'm going fishing near galveston today. see if i can't bring home some speckled trout, redfish and black drum to toss on the grill!

Sundae 01-26-2011 12:11 PM



And I'd been in a subdued mood all day, and was in town for my Job Centre 6 month interview, and when I left I needed to buy some salad. I debated the whole time walking around the supermarket whether to walk halfway home and go to the newsagent where I always used to buy drink (they are 10p a can cheaper than my local shop).

I really was on the brink of buying some cans for tonight, but managed to keep my feet moving in the direction of the bus stop, so that I sailed gaily past the shop. So right now I feel so glad I didn't succumb, as I can feel glowy and proud as well as simply glad I will start work asap.

monster 01-26-2011 12:12 PM


glatt 01-26-2011 12:13 PM

Yay! That's fantastic news!:cheerldr::celebrat:

Shawnee123 01-26-2011 12:14 PM



Good work, SG.

jimhelm 01-26-2011 12:57 PM

skiing in the snow at spring mountain today. I tried snowboarding, and I can do it, but it's too much hard work. I'm on the chair lift up to the big hill right now

glatt 01-26-2011 01:00 PM


Just kidding Jim, I think it's cool. I've never tried a snowboard, and can barely ski. But sledding is fun. Do they have a sledding hill?

Undertoad 01-26-2011 01:43 PM

it's gotta be getting slushy right about now

zippyt 01-26-2011 03:51 PM

WTG SG !!!

Not today But , Yesterday I Got to drive a Locomotive !!!!!

I have been working around these things for YEARS , Ridden on a few , sat in a few cabs ( bad weather ) , but I got to DRIVE !!!!

DanaC 01-26-2011 04:09 PM

Awesome news Sundae!! Way to go Chezzer (:P)

HungLikeJesus 01-26-2011 04:53 PM

I bet you felt like Casey Jones.

plthijinx 01-26-2011 07:25 PM

wtg SG! i know what it's like to not work! outstanding! :thumb:

limey 01-26-2011 08:54 PM

Sundae! I missed your post :eek: Well done on both counts! Big Hugs to you, Gal!!!

Tulip 01-26-2011 11:38 PM

Congrats, SG! Your post made me laugh because I felt your happiness with that bold, humongous, red font! :D

Griff 01-27-2011 05:35 AM

Yay SG!!!!!!

kerosene 01-27-2011 02:32 PM

Honey roasted almonds

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