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DanaC 07-05-2011 06:36 AM

Awww. Poor bears. They just lookin for food.

HungLikeJesus 07-05-2011 07:05 AM

If you feed the bears here the DOW will shoot them.

Nirvana 07-05-2011 09:05 AM

I don't think it went thru a cow :)

Sundae 07-05-2011 01:27 PM

Got an email from a friend I had at school - and after. She was one of my bridesmaids.

We were so close at school, but drifted apart after my divorce.
I felt my friend was very unsympathetic when I told her I was spearating from my husband, which lead to us not really talking.
When we got back in touch later I was still stung by her reaction and still felt I needed to bring it up, which meant our new contact withered on the vine.

Since then there's been FAR too much water under our prospective bridges to worry about it. I established contact with a lighthearted email and she responded in kind - although hers was actually funnier [damn!]

We'll never had what we did as 15 year olds living in eachother's pockets, but it's a nice feeling healing something I was responsible for breaking over ten years ago. Because we didn't lose our friendship because we grew out of eachother, and she can obvio7usly still make me laugh.

Maybe we'll be silver-haired old Grannies together.
And you don't have to have children to be a Granny. You just have to get on a bus and complain.

footfootfoot 07-06-2011 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by Nirvana (Post 743517)
I don't think it went thru a cow :)

N's Hubby's ring was shamanic
With properties astoundingly tonic
While waiting to hump
A cow took a dump
Thus Nirvana's delight became chronic

morethanpretty 07-06-2011 02:31 PM

Sister has an interview tomorrow! 1st since she started her hunt in June. Even if she doesn't get the job (as an admin assistant) hopefully this will give her an ego boost she needs. Really hopin she doesnt end back up at her hated job.

Sundae 07-07-2011 12:57 PM

Had a drumming assembly today.
I've never heard the African Drumming group perform before, although I have heard them rehearsing.

I loved it, but more importantly, Tiger did too.
40 minutes of sitting still and listening with no more fidgets or talking than the average 5 year old.

I had a quick look on t'internet in case there were any workshops running over the summer (I'd simply suggest it to Mum, it would be up to her whether she thought it would be suitable) but there's nothing in our region.

And secondly, I chopped half the legs off my old pair of jogging bottoms - the ones already scarred from various hair bleaching/ colouring sessions. They don't look any more respectable for the loss of the stains, but I feel cooller and I never wore them out any more anyway.

I now have a pair of shorts that look like they lived with Bluebeard. Or have met a News of the World journalist.

Clodfobble 07-07-2011 02:53 PM

:) Our medical clinic sponsors a monthly drum circle for spectrum kids. It is wildly popular. I'm not sure how the language barrier might interfere, but over here the phrase "drum circle" is likely to get a lot more relevant hits than "workshop." Drum circles are all about the free-form, express-yourself, just-have-fun kind of drumming attitude, whereas a workshop is more like drum lessons from a teacher. Like I said, not sure if the translation would hold up though.

Sundae 07-07-2011 04:09 PM

I'll try it. I did see Drum Circle come up, but it was for (musical) adults rather than a bang-about taster workshop.
He's too young to be part of a group on those lines, but I'll still let Mum know.
She's bound to have information I can't access.
It might be there is a Special Needs programme they can access and she might not consider without knowing Tiger is interested.

I know I can help in this way.
For example, Tiger is slowly progressing from his food issues by sampling small pieces of food from his friend's plate and enjoying them (he has no issues with digestion)

And he now eats two types of fruit at break.
This still means he rejects three, but the two additions are without any adult presure.
And Mum would not know without me. He ate none before.
Not bigging myself up (I am not there at break when fruit is available) but I do get the chance to write a note.
From a boy that would only eat toast it's a breakthrough.

From simply observing, I'm helping, even when the progress is not instigated by me.

ZenGum 07-09-2011 01:07 AM

Maybe not directly instigated ...

I can think of many ways in which drumming could be good for Tiger, but one of my rules of life is never give a child a drum unless you really hate their parents. :2cents:

DanaC 07-09-2011 04:00 AM

Awesome stuff Sundae. Tiger sounds like he's coming on in leaps and bounds.

Well: I gave my first academic paper at a conference on Thursday morning. Was incredibly nerve-wracking lol. Only put finishing touches to it late Wednesday. Was well-received and only got hit with two questions, both of which I was able to answer *releived*

Was a great time overall. Loads of interesting papers and had a riotous good laugh at the Gala Dinner that night.

Decided against staying over in Leeds for the two nights as I originally intended, 'cause Dante's in a bit of a bad way, so not fair to lumber Mum with a secon dog for two nights. Meant travelling in both days and back again, but worth it.

Will post more about this (and the Dante sitch in pets thread) later. Still recovering from alcohol/excitement/sleepless nights getting paper sorted:p

SamIam 07-09-2011 09:58 AM

The manager of the Bates Motel and her hubby are off to the big city for 4 days. Yes! I will control the vertical. I will control the horizontal. No more "but Carmine always lets me" - have a room for $10.00; lets me stay for free; would trade this cruddy necklace for a room for me and my husband and our three children and two uncles and our grandmother; let us park our truck filled with baaa-ing and stinky sheep in the motel lot - fill in the blank.

Not THIS weekend, suckers! Carmine is 400 miles away and I am right here! No livestock, no free-loading, no more atrocities committed in Carmine's name. I don't have her cell phone number and I am MEAN and loving it! :p:

casimendocina 07-09-2011 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 744004)
Well: I gave my first academic paper at a conference on Thursday morning. Was incredibly nerve-wracking lol. Only put finishing touches to it late Wednesday. Was well-received and only got hit with two questions, both of which I was able to answer *releived*


DanaC 07-09-2011 10:44 AM

Why thankyou casi *grins*

@Sam: enjoy The Power !

casimendocina 07-09-2011 10:52 AM

MTP, how did sis go with her job interview?

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