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changed username to Pamela Guy B.: Greetings!!! Pamela: Wow, big crowd Pamela: Hi Guy B.: Just got here Pam. Pamela: You mean Dad's been all by himself? rich-c: Geez, I sit here 27 minutes alone then both show up at once - hi Guy B.: Now if we can wake up your dad. Pamela: Sorry, Daddy rich-c: I'm awake -surprise! Pamela: I just got home - I had dinner with Katherine tonite rich-c: where is everyone else - watching Star Trek? Pamela: Guess so - I;m getting it on tape rich-c: yes, your mother mentioned that, Pam Guy B.: Must be. Rich D mentioned that tonight. rich-c: yes, someone should tell him about VCRs Pamela: I wouldnt' be surprised if that's where Rich is, but where is everyone else? rich-c: well, Ron is often late, and james is unpredictable rich-c: but whre the Slopsemas are I can't guess Guy B.: That's a good question. rich-c: still working a lot of overtime, Guy? Pamela: We're also missing the entiere Slopsema clan, Ian, John, Pamela: What I can't believe is the weather Pamela: This time last year, I was in Stratford worrying that I was dressed too warmly rich-c: did you know they set 60 record HIGHS in Alberta today, and 50 in Saskatchewan? Guy B.: Yep, going in again this Saturday. Finally catching up with the semi annual reports, but we have more work ahead. Pamela: Figures, we get the rain and they get more sunshine Pamela: Guy, this is going to sound like a dumb question, but what do you do? rich-c: growing webbed feet, daughter? Guy B.: Finally got the sun today and a little warmer. Been real cool here the last two days. Pamela: My runners are starting to squish Guy B.: I'm a Data Assistant. rich-c: if you get our western weather, it's shorts and tees tomorrow, Guy Pamela: Which means what, exactly? Guy B.: I ended up getting my jeans out from my storage crate. rich-c: we had the furnace on this morning, and the heater in the truck Guy B.: Well, I enter data into the membership database. I also handle other things as well. Pamela: I had the heater on in the car too, just a little. rich-c: you work for AmEx, don't you? Pamela: Last night when I got home from Barbara's, the windows fogged over on the OUTside from the temp difference in the garage. Guy B.: Been working for Rotary International for the last 21 years. 8 years in computers, the remainder where I'm in now. rich-c: reminds me - got to clean teh insides of the Behemoth's windows Pamela: You??? Clean the car windows??? Isn't this the first time in like five years? rich-c: Oh, right. Don't know where I got the other idea Pamela: As in the Rotary Club, Guy? rich-c: don't be snarky, daughter Pamela: It's no fun if I can't pick on you once in a while, Dad Guy B.: Yep, you right! The world headquarters in Evanston, IL. rich-c: yeah, but I do it every year whether it needs it or not Pamela: scuse me a minute, there's a cat wreaking havoc in the living room rich-c: that's got to be Willow; Inky would never get up the energy Guy B.: Abby is sleeping at the moment. rich-c: Guy, you might know - is telnet still useful for anything these days? Guy B.: We use to have that at work, but I believe the company dropped that a few years ago when the Internet exploded. rich-c: in short, I guess it's been superseded rich-c: I'm wondering how to connect to my ISP from the road Guy B.: Exactly. Everything changed when the 90's arrived. rich-c: we do have a special Canada Direct 1-800 number with very reasonable rates rich-c: and there's six pages on the bell.ca website explaining how to use it with a modem and calling card Pamela: Actually, it was both cats - I never would have believed it if I hadn' t seen it with my own eyes rich-c: you mean Inky MOVED??? Guy B.: What were they up to? Pamela: Yes, he actually did move. I found Inkyon top of Russell's chair and willow sitting innocently in the middle of the floor - like I believe that Pamela: It was the big thump that threw me rich-c: especially because everything that used to be on the tables was on the floor? Pamela: No, just when Inky landed on the back of the recliner, it swung a bit. The thump I heard was the footrest coming back down Pamela: Even if stuff used to be on the tables, how could I tell? rich-c: at his weight, I'm surprised he didn't recline it fully Pamela: If he had more room behind the chair, he just might have Pamela: Would've scared the heck out of him rich-c: I trust you gave them both a piece of your mind Pamela: Yes, and Willow his meds - he is over due rich-c: gets hyper without them, does he? Pamela: The meds slow down his thyroid and keep the weight from melting off him, and keep him from being super hyper Pamela: Tomorrow he'll be regularly hyper instead rich-c: pity you can't transfuse some of Willow's excess over to Inky Pamela: Guy, sometimes I envy you your dog Guy B.: How so? Pamela: I've often thought that the wrong cat got the hyperactive thyroid Pamela: Well, there are only so many things a dog can get into Pamela: Cats get into everything! Guy B.: Tell me about it. Abby would get into the trash can. I solved that problem, but she still can be a stinker at times. Pamela: The fun part is keeping Willow off the kitchen counters, the dining room table, the coffee table, the desk, the chairs . . . you get the idea rich-c: and that's when you or Russell are at home... Pamela: Oh yes, and out of the garbage if there's anything resembling food around Pamela: Exactly Guy B.: Jeanene's cat, Zoe. Always like Garfield the cartoon cat. Always hungry. Pamela: Problem is, with the thyroid, he can't keep anything in his stomach for long so he's always complaining and chasing any food he can get his paws on rich-c: how's Jeanene doing? didn't she have an operation a little while ago? Guy B.: How old are the cats Pam? Pamela: Turned twelve this year in July Pamela: They're littermates Pamela: Couldn't be more different Pamela: Inky the slug, and Willow the whip Guy B.: Jeanene's doing a little better. She had some scar tissue removed a couple weeks ago where she had the back surgery. rich-c: glad to hear she is coming along well, then Pamela: Ouch. Sounds extremely unpleasant. She has our sympathies rich-c: she had a tough time for a while, I seem to recall Guy B.: It was making her very uncomfortable, but it seems to help. She has to go back to the specialist. I'll check with her on that tomorrow. rich-c: do keep us posted on how she's doing, Guy Pamela: Speaking of which, Dad, did CPL get ahold of you? rich-c: earlier today, yes. haven't heard any more since they took your grandmother to the hospital Pamela: (stupid space bar) Pamela: They called me first, thinking you were already out of town rich-c: no, we haven't left yet Guy B.: I will. She will be heading down to see her niece and her mom a week from tomorrow. Her niece and mine too is expecting her first child in December. They are throwing a baby shower for her. Pamela: Now who's being snarky? Pamela: Guy, I didn't quite follow that - you share a niece? Guy B.: I thought I confused you. My niece April who is also Jeanene's niece.
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: Thank you, that's better
changed username to Ronald Pamela: So this baby will be a grand niece or nephew - cool! Ronald: damn computers Pamela: Hi, Ron Guy B.: There he is. Hi Ron Pamela: I agree, but why? rich-c: hi Ron Ronald: sometimes I wonder if it's t computer or the guy sitting in front of it Pamela: I agree, but why? rich-c: PEBKAC Pamela: ? Ronald: Oh I dunno...frozen starts.....icons not showing up,, yada yada Guy B.: I have two great nieces and one great nephew already from her side of the family. Pamela: Blue screens of death too rich-c: problem exists between keyboard and chair support desk term Ronald: yeah them too Guy B.: Oh no, not that! Ronald: Anyway, how is everyone? Pamela: It said "beginning memory dump" Pamela: Not considered good rich-c: cold andwet, but otherwise OK Guy B.: Going fine here. Ronald: :) Pamela: Sent us your weather, didn't you Ron
moved to room Meeting Place Guy B.: Been cool here too. Finally got into the 60's today.
changed username to BobS Pamela: Hi, Bob Ronald: weather today changed my golf plans rich-c: hi Bob, where ya bin? Ronald: this is not good Guy B.: There is Bob. Wondering where you were there? Pamela: Wondering where y'all disappeared to BobS: Hi there Ronald: evening Mr. S. BobS: Howdy all rich-c: yes, it's making it very hard for us to get the trailer ready BobS: was over to Doug & Meeka house first Guy B.: Where's Judy tonight? BobS: then putting stuff away at home
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changed username to Rich Drushel BobS: hopefully she will be on in a minute Pamela: Did y ou get your network problem solved? rich-c: well, guess Star Trek is over Rich Drushel: :-) Pamela: Hi, Rich - Enterprise must be over Guy B.: Dr D. Made it. How was Star Trek? Ronald: We were out gorging on Dairy Queen burgers rich-c: hey Rich, ever heard of a VCR? Rich Drushel: Not since the girls broke ours about 4 months ago... Pamela: You forget Dad, he has four girls under 15 Pamela: Even if it worked, he couldn't get near it rich-c: want to borrow my old beta? I'll even toss in a couple of blank tapes Ronald: challenging times eh? Rich Drushel: Early verdict: show has potential, but there were gratuitous things that ought to have been omitted, IMHO. Pamela: Well, will let you know next week - I did tape it and will watch it over the weekend rich-c: sounds like my review of our local team's football games Rich Drushel: ha Guy B.: You can get a new one for about $60. Rich Drushel: Pam, Elanor really appreciated your E-mail. She's doing better than she was before. Pamela: That's great to hear Pamela: Did she pass on hugs? Rich Drushel: Re: new VCR, the girls have destroyed 2 of them, and I don't see any further point. Rich Drushel: Hugs, yes :-) Pamela: Good Ronald: two vcr's?? rich-c: yeah, on that basis, let them buy their own Ronald: how do they do that? Rich Drushel: Yep, 2 VCRs in 5 years. Guy B.: Oh boy! The two younger girls? Pamela: C'mon Ron, you've seen the Amex commercials : ) Rich Drushel: We never would have had one to begin with if my Dad hadn't gotten us one for a Christmas present. Ronald: yes, I suppose Rich Drushel: That one lasted 3 years, then they broke the transport mechanism. Pamela: We managed to wear one out in ten years - gives you an idea of how much it gets used Pamela: And we have no kids! rich-c: as I said - wanna borrow a beta - ours still works Rich Drushel: Grudgingly, I got another one. It lasted until this spring, when Christina (who certainly should have known better) removed a jammed tape by yanking it right out. Guy B.: I have one thats now 10 years old and still going. Rich Drushel: Broke the gears and everything... rich-c: OUC! Pamela: very ouch Guy B.: That one is toast. Pamela: Strawberry jam on toast Rich Drushel: There are a couple of tapes we have that I wouldn't mind being able to watch, but on the whole, they just aren't careful enough with the equipment. Rich Drushel: Now they want a DVD player, too...I say no way. rich-c: I reluctantly feel I have to concede your point Guy B.: This just came out. But, I have a DVD/VCR combo unit. Pamela: Guy, you're such a bachelor - all the latest toys! Rich Drushel: Any further AV equipment will have to be under lock and key... rich-c: unless they pay for it themselves Pamela: And only Mom and Dad can have a key Rich Drushel: At least our turntable still works, because nothing they want to listen to is on vinyl. Guy B.: Well, I figured on of my VCR's will go kaput one day. Rich Drushel: I am a sexist pig, but IMHO none of the girls (Joan included) is to be trusted around electronics or mechanical stuff. rich-c: I dunno - somehow I can't find the most remote interest in DVDs Ronald: we got two....one up, one down. Both record a lot of golf Pamela: I went to look for a CD tonite - they wanted $24.99 for it. I think I'll shop around rich-c: oink, oink Pamela: OINK Guy B.: At least we still can play those. Even though I have CD's, I do have a vinyl record collection. Ronald: Went to the Sally Ann this afternoon... bought 2 LP's at 0.55 each Pamela: It's all in the training - I learned out of self defense Rich Drushel: This weekend Elanor managed to kill my PowerMac here at home: turned off the power to turn it off instead of Shutdown from the menu. Evidently the HD was still writing...killed the HD. click click click...
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: It's not your year, is it Rich?
changed username to Judy Pamela: Hi, Judy Rich Drushel: I managed to scavenge one from a dumpster system, but still haven't gotten everything put back on it. Just got net.access working yesterday. rich-c: looks like we're going to have lots of blonde stories soon, even if they're brunettes Guy B.: And we thought we broke everything in sight when we were there age. They are more destructive now than we were. Guy B.: Hi Judy! rich-c: Hello Judy Pamela: No, the toys are just more expensive Judy: hi, Rich Drushel: Hello Judy (and everyone else I haven't named by name). Ronald: Hey Judy! Pamela: How come Bob's so quiet? Rich Drushel: Say, any of you look at Pac-Man or DigDug today? Judy: having trouble using the fingers Judy: he can't get in Guy B.: Not yet, I will later before I log off tonight. Pamela: I got the messages but haven't read them yet
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changed username to Abrasiv1 Pamela: Well, the population is certaainly increasing in a hurry
changed username to <undefined> Rich Drushel: I think you'll like Pac-Man alot. Pamela: Hi, John! rich-c: hello John Guy B.: Hi John Judy: his computer won't let him in Pamela: Rich, would you like to revise your electronics opinion? Judy: How is everyone tonight? <undefined>: wow! after 3 tries!!! rich-c: oh, is that other undifined him trying again? Ronald: one eye open, Judy, one foot on the floor Rich Drushel: There are always exceptions :-) Guy B.: We your ID there!
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moved to room Meeting Place <undefined>: no the undefined should be Abrasiv1
moved to room Meeting Place Rich Drushel: I am prepared to believe that my 5 girls are exceptions :-)
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changed username to BobS Pamela: John, are all those extras you too? Ronald: Hi John
changed username to BobS Abrasiv1: I have no idea Guy B.: Alright, we have a set of twins. Pamela: No, triplets rich-c: all together now - do we give those Evil Twins the boot? Abrasiv1: It took 3 tries to get in here Guy B.: Bob your triplets. Judy: maybe Bob BobS: boy, this is the first time i got thru but now I see 4 of myself!!!!!!
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Ronald confirmed ban Pamela: Welcome to the hall of mirrors
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Rich Drushel confirmed ban Guy B.: Alright, we got two Bobs. rich-c: yourjust too impatient - you've got to give the applet time to react Ronald: gives me such a sense of absolute power does that Abrasiv1: How many Bobs's do we want? Judy: now he is locked up so we may both leave Guy B.: One! rich-c: is ample Pamela: Ron, every one is entitled to a little godhood from time to time
(Guy B. laughs heartily) Judy: we are both going thru his compuater and he isn't here rich-c: well, now we're rid of asll of him Guy B.: Now Bob is disappeared entirely. He'll be back. <undefined>: Ok who is still undefined? Pamela: You're here though - that's weird Pamela: That would be you, undefined rich-c: you are Judy: he is trying to come back <undefined>: this is wierd Pamela: I;m not touching that one rich-c: we hear a moaning in teh graveyard...
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changed username to BobS Ronald: sounds like a half-materialized semi-amorphous transporter error Guy B.: He's back. Pamela: A medium is needed in the chat room
<undefined> changed username to Abrasiv1 Rich Drushel: Watch the technobabble...or is that Treknobabble... Pamela: John, now you're here twice rich-c: ah, John fell off and has climbed back on Guy B.: Now we have two Johns! Pamela: The latter, Rich Abrasiv1: Ok now there is 2 of me Ronald: could be either BobS: HOT DOG!!! I think I transported myself in ONE piece Rich Drushel: I guess I'm pretty medium, so I volunteer. Ronald: head goes on the other end Bob Pamela: hee hee hee heee Rich Drushel: Sounds like Doodles Weaver calling the Kentucky Derby in a Spike Jones song... Ronald: wasn't nice Pamela: I'm too busy giggling BobS: something like that BobS: sure is touchy tonigh
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Abrasiv1 confirmed ban Guy B.: Ok, All clear, Everyone is single again. Ronald: Are we turfing everybody tonight? who's next? rich-c: don' Pamela: Don't ask that Ron rich-c: t ask - it might be you Abrasiv1: Ok i am still here though i have forcibly removed myself Rich Drushel: "turfing"? What is that verb?
Judy confirmed ban rich-c: turf, v. to chuck out Pamela: yes - modifying turf - to toss someone out on their behind Ronald: to turf (vt) to fling to the ground Ronald: to dispose of Rich Drushel: Never heard that one before; interesting. Pamela: Aren't you sorry you asked? Ronald: must be one of these Canadianisms Rich Drushel: "chuck" I know about. Rich Drushel: I use it myself. Rich Drushel: "Turf" sounds like a yuppie football replacement for "tackle". Ronald: no, 'chuck' can denote throwing something laterally. turn', you're casting it downwards BobS: I'm still attached as it were, Guy Pamela: Wow, the slang dictionary Ronald: sounds good anyway Pamela: I thought so BobS: John you are in NH right? Pamela: now, define boot Abrasiv1: yes...that is right BobS: kick, smack, hiot Ronald: ah boot.....well BobS: hit rich-c: start up as in computer Rich Drushel: "boot" is rightpondian for "trunk" Judy: something ;you wear on your foot BobS: what I gonna do to you!!!!!!!! Guy B.: Or in Garfield's case. Booting Odie off the table. Pamela: Shoulda seen that coming Ronald: as in propel forward using foot against butt method Pamela: Rich - rightpondian? Now who's confusing the issue? BobS: Rich, no joy in "mudville" as far as travel?????? Ronald: Our airline is on the ground Pamela: As good a def. as any, Ron Ronald: it wants gov't money Rich Drushel: Right and left sides of the pond (Atlantic Ocean), i.e. right=England, left=USA/Canada. rich-c: we plan to leave tomorrow, or as soon after as possible - maybe next week? Pamela: I love it Rich Drushel: The terms "rightpondian" and "leftpondian" are very common on alt.folklore.computers. BobS: COOL, becasue that's what it will be temperature wise Ronald: well I tell ya Pamela: That would be Thursday of which week, right Dad? BobS: got everything fixed and working???? Ronald: I'm not normally one to be spooked by the thought of air travel Ronald: but rich-c: right, Pam Abrasiv1: where is Rich going? Ronald: have a domestic flight booked for Christmas YVR/Edmonton Pamela: Would you believe, Washington DC? rich-c: travelling by trailer Ronald: and I'm not looking forward to it BobS: on "walkabout" for a month with his bride and a trailer Judy: we leave the beginning of Dec Pamela: Now is the time to travel, while everyone is still really security concious Pamela: sorry, conscious Abrasiv1: where are you taking the trailer rich? Ronald: but I'm hearing horror stories that it's still as bad as ever rich-c: down to the Washington area first, I think Pamela: Just leave lots of time for security checks Abrasiv1: DC? Pamela: brb, gotta go get my socks - my feet are freezing Ronald: Guess I'll have to go back to my old philosophy Guy B.: They are trying to tell everyone that. But, some are still afraid after what happened two weeks ago and it's hitting the airline industry hard. rich-c: they say crowds are dow 75% at the Smithsonian, which makes it a good time to inspect it Abrasiv1: Gotta be in DC in 2 weeks Ronald: If you're number is up, you'll trip on a banana peel and be dispatched in that manner Ronald: otherwise you'll survive anything rich-c: well, if you see a big old 73 Mercury with Ontario plates, that's us Pamela: My philosophy is, once your on the plane it's out of your hands, so why worry? Guy B.: That's still going strong. How many miles do you have on that now Rich C? rich-c: actually we will likely camp in Virginia and take the Metro in Rich Drushel: I wish people weren't so prepared to surrender all their civil liberties in the (forlorn, IMHO) hope that, if we did it this way on Sept. 11th, WTC wouldn't have happened. Ronald: right Pam Pamela: much better - comfy toasty warmy toes rich-c: something over 170,000, Guy Abrasiv1: I will actually be in arlington Guy B.: Wow! I wouldn't be surprised if you hit 200,000 by next year's Con. rich-c: oh, what takes you down, John? Abrasiv1: Rich D...i agree Ronald: In other news... Ronald: today I was given a Tandy 1000 and a 486/33 Abrasiv1: CEU conference Ronald: can't win for losin' rich-c: no Guy, we only add a few thousand a year now Pamela: Guy, it won't get rolled for a while - they'll only put about 2,000 on it this year Pamela: Not their everyday car Guy B.: Oh, do I remember the Tandy 1000. The 1000HX was my first PC. Rich Drushel: Last week we got a new iMac for the robot lab, and 2 more are on their way. rich-c: which reminds me - there will be a freebie Adam available in November Ronald: OS X Rich? Guy B.: Oh, I guess that will be sometime before that happens. Abrasiv1: A freebie ADAm? explain Pamela: Still have to look for the name of that guy who's interested in the car Dad - remind me tomorrow rich-c: I'm looking at a V8 conversion for the van so we can use it for Comox Rich Drushel: OS X is installed, but the machines boot to OS 9.2.x, and that works okay for the robot boards. I haven't actually tried the X poart at all. Pamela: Better yet, I 'll send myself an e-mail Rich Drushel: oops, part. Rich Drushel: I gotta go, gang: gotta pick Christina up at a friend's house. Rich Drushel: Hailing frequencies closed for tonight, sir. rich-c: OK Rich, see you in November Ronald: That's pretty much what everyone does Rich Pamela: so soon, Rich? You just got here Rich Drushel: Travel safely...
Rich Drushel left chat session Guy B.: Rich D. Did you ever try the interactive robot under Windows? Pamela: Hi to everyone and good nite BobS: bsay HI to the family Rich!!!! BobS: and we will see ya later!!! Ronald: My local dealer here is going to give me a free 10.1 update Saturday Ronald: with OS9.2 as well Judy: bye Rich Guy B.: Too late for that question. Pamela: he poofed in a hurry Guy B.: He went off rather quickly. BobS: must be his carriage turned into a pumpkin BobS: ya'll styill here Ronald: brb (need warmer footwear) Abrasiv1: rich...are you going to visit anything else besides DC? BobS: Oh, oh, just lost REich and Pam
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: or i am talking to myself Guy B.: Those Canadians nust be rather chilly up there.
changed username to frances Guy B.: At least Frances is here. Judy: hello Frances BobS: what happened to your other half and Pam? frances: Hi folks, not here long, up to my eyebrows Abrasiv1: my screen froze momentarily Judy: it is rather cool here too BobS: HIYA Frances, ready to come south and warm weather??? Judy: in what, Frances Ronald: hi Frances frances: Richard has gone to smoke his brains Guy B.: Go figure. BobS: does it come out his ears sometimes????? frances: Ronald, can you remember how streets in Ottawa number - out from Bank St. perhaps? Ronald: as mother says, live and let live
(BobS winks) Judy: does he go outside to smoke Abrasiv1: mmmmmmmm smoked brain yummy frances: Yucky Ronald: um..... frances: that's a help! Ronald: 210 Glouster street was 1/2 block west of Bank St. Ronald: and numbers got higher westbound frances: I guess it is not Bank St. then Ronald: Bank runs north south Ronald: and the lowest number woud be the corner of Bank and Wellington frances: westbound - okay, then numbers on Renfrew Ave. run towards Bronson Ronald: 5000 Bank street is out past Billings Bridge Ronald: yes, that would be true Judy: Is Pam still here? frances: Renfrew runs eat-west, I think - Ottawa confuses me Judy: I have her on my llist but Bob does not Abrasiv1: don't see her Judy Ronald: having trouble remembering Renfrew Ave BobS: YOU!!!! the rest of us ARE lsot ....hopelessly Ronald: but then I have trouble remembering most things frances: it is not a street you would remember but it is where we lived in Ottawa
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moved to room Meeting Place Ronald: aha frances: parallel to Carling, I think
changed username to Pamela Ronald: Carling runs East West Ronald: more or less Abrasiv1: spaniel chat is rather shaky tonight Pamela: I got turfed! Pamela: Hi, Mom Ronald: (thrown to the ground without warning) frances: I have been, ahem, writing a biography for Pam and trying to remember house numbers Pamela: summarily tossed out BobS: AH HA!!!! I TOLD Judy that, but whe knew better........naw, she said, Pam is STILL here BobS: HA!!!!!!!! I WAS RIGHT!!!!!! Pamela: Think that other undefined is me frances: Hi, daughter. How are Catherine aND mEGAN, NOT TO MENTION mEGAN'S PAPA?
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BobS confirmed ban Guy B.: Well gang. Got to check the e-mail and get up early tomorrow. So, I'll see you all next week. Abrasiv1: bye guy frances: sorry about the capitals BobS: ok Guy................ Pamela: Saw only Katherine, but everyone is well and healthy and growing like a weed in Megan's case BobS: be good, and have FUN Pamela: Goodnite Guy Judy: NOW I have two Pams
Guy B. left chat session frances: Bye, Guy BobS: aw, Frances, now we know you are just one of us.....messing uyp the typing Judy: Bye Gye Pamela: Judy, I still have two windows open - I can't close one - it won't cooperate
Ronald confirmed ban frances: Must see this wonder child before she gets older - this is Graeme Jr.'s birthday, right? Pamela: There, is that better? Ronald: Did I miss anything? BobS: had that problem and finally fumped the whole business Ronald: now I'm playing phone secretary for mom Pamela: Yes it is, and I forgot to send a card - darn BobS: yup, we were talkin' about you!!!!! Judy: that is all right Ronald: nice things I hope
(BobS smiles) Judy: we will just have two of you Pamela: I have a new picture of Megan, Mom - will show it to you tomorrow night BobS: PAM, now you have a sister!!!!! frances: I didn't forget but it will be late. So what else is new Pamela: How come I can't see this? I thought I closed that! BobS: and you thought you were an only child......tsk, tsk frances: Goodnight, all. Got work to do Pamela: Speak to my mom about that Bob BobS: have a good trip Frances Pamela: Mom, can you feed me tomorrow? Abrasiv1: good night all Ronald: nite John Judy: goodnight Frances hav e a nice trip
Abrasiv1 left chat session Pamela: Good nite, John BobS: nite John
frances changed username to rich-c Pamela: (Did I sound pitiful enough?) rich-c: your mother says yes to both Judy: wellcome back Rich Ronald: tears to my eyes was there brought Pamela: Okay, whats for dinner and can I bring anything? rich-c: (we're thinking) rich-c: don't know, but probably not Pamela: Better not say what I was thinking or it'll be liver Pamela: Let me know - send me an email rich-c: would you believe kidney? Pamela: My acting skills must be improving BobS: YU:CK!!!!!!!!! Judy: I would rather stay home than go somewhere and have lliver Pamela: double YUCK BobS: just eat the steak part rich-c: anyway, she makes it up as she goes along - better let it be a surprise BobS: 'got any ideas where your trip will take Rich????" Ronald: liver, but NO onions Pamela: Oh good, Mom suprise - I can eat that BobS: hearing DC Ronald: bacon's ok Pamela: long as it's crispy rich-c: well, somewhere around there, Bob Ronald: exactly! Judy: krispy Ronald: I have this early childhood aversion to onions Pamela: I like onions, but they don't like me rich-c: our favoured DC campground is now asking $40 a night - minimum BobS: OUCH Ronald: and I am still an early child rich-c: they seem to think they're Disney World or something Pamela: Quite a change from the $12 anight it used to be, Dad BobS: I like FREE or chaaeap and $40 is neither Judy: what do they have in them? rich-c: noise from the Beltway, they're right beside it Pamela: Well, the sites are paved with gold . . . BobS: must be BobS: and smooth TOO rich-c: actually they're loose gravel, good drainage but they can tilt Pamela: And I thought camping was cheap - I think motels are starting to look good! Judy: not the way we camp rich-c: if worst comes to worst, maybe we'll park at a Motel 6 for $39.95 Judy: WAlmart her e we come Pamela: It's an option rich-c: HEATED SHOWERS BobS: scampgrounds should be a lot cheaper now that it is off season Ronald: Oct 4 we join the world of Wal Mart Pamela: Heat is good rich-c: actually there's a place down by Dumfries that's about $20 a night Judy: is that full hook-up, I hope rich-c: and it's only 20 miles from the Metro line Pamela: Welcome to the 20th century, Ron Ronald: tks Pamela: wlcm Ronald: not sure if I'm going on the first day Pamela: I wouldn't - you're likely to get run over rich-c: you won't be missing much, Ron Ronald: well, the north part of the Island Ronald: There's been one 70 miles south and below for some time Ronald: but the network creeps northward Pamela: I disagree, Dad - Walmart is great for a lot of things Ronald: They do have shirts for people my size at reasonable prices rich-c: but a lot less than they'd like you to think Judy: Was that near where we stayed o;n the island, Ron? Ronald: and until the day when I become a smaller person...... Ronald: I'll take em where I can get em Pamela: Well, I do really well with craft things, video tapes, toiletries, housecleaning supplies, paper goods and books rich-c: yes, I've bought video tapes there Ronald: in Judy: yes, we shop therre all the time Ronald: Victoria Judy. Been one there for quite a while rich-c: how do they compare with Meijer's Ronald: b ut there's also one in Nanaimo half way between Victoria and us BobS: Victoria.......Walmart,........thre waterfront.......the chicken place.....the nightline on the water.......WHAT M<ORE COULD YOU WANT?????? Pamela: If I don't get in there at least once a month, I go into withdrawal Ronald: some SUNSHINE in which to play GOLF
(BobS groans loudly) Ronald: (whine whine) Pamela: Want some cheese with that whine? Ronald: :) Judy: how about once a week, that is about what I do Ronald: tomorrow maybe rich-c: sorry, Ron, you've had your ration for this year
(BobS reboots Pamela's computer remotely.) Pamela: Once a week offer only, Ron Pamela: nice try, Bob Ronald: true, we have actually BobS: AND crackers.....KRISPY Pamela: I don't have enough time to do it once a week Judy rich-c: yes, you're allowed what - three days? Ronald: in a good year Ronald: actually, I cannot complain. We've had a pretty good August/Sept so far rich-c: that's about what I'd heard Pamela: First, I have to shovel out what I already have Judy: you have to make the time for that, important things you make time for BobS: our whole summer has not been to good.....OR consistent Ronald: like golf rich-c: yes, we're in a cold rain spell now, but seems there's good stuff on the way Ronald: walking on the beach Pamela: visiting your parents Pamela: reading a good book Ronald: that too Pamela: Watching Star Trek or West Wing rich-c: sparrow snooping Ronald: listening to records bought at the Sally Ann Pamela: I pencil in Walmart when I run out of TP BobS: whata Sally ANn?????? Pamela: Salvation Army Thrift store, Bob Ronald: sorry Bob. Salvation Army Thrift Store Judy: good idea rich-c: Salvation ARmy store BobS: \that is Walmarts biggest asset Ronald: sort of Anti-Wal-Mart Judy: all that Stuff Ronald: get all my computer supplies there Pamela: Goodwill is fun, too rich-c: a reputation, not entirely deserved Pamela: never know what you'll find Ronald: our Good will went under Judy: what ever you need Pamela: I didn't think that was possible BobS: to bad Ronald: We have another one... St. Vincent de Paul Pamela: Yeah, them too but no stores here rich-c: we can as often do better at Zellers or Canadian Tire BobS: that will do Ronald: yeah Pamela: Yuck I don't go into Zellers if I can help it - always a mess Pamela: Not enough staff and sloppy customers - sound familiar? Ronald: our Zellers and the new Wal Mart will go head to head less than 1/4 mile from eathother rich-c: we go at less busy times so it's more orderly Pamela: Sounds like some HBC stores which shall remain nameless rich-c: but if you have to shop on Saturday, yes, it can be messy BobS: sloppy customers are everywhere Ronald: maybe they'll both disappear in the heat BobS: and I do NOT think they all live like that at home Pamela: "I'm melting" BobS: meaning???? rich-c: wanna bet, Bob? Pamela: I do, Bob - you should see the staff rooms Ronald: Zellers and K-Mart are pretty much the same thing rich-c: yes, they're similar Pamela: They are the same thing, Ron - Zellers bought Kmart in Canada last year Ronald: in Canada Ronald: there's still K-Mart Stateside no? Pamela: Yes - we saw one in Buffalo when we were there rich-c: well, they bought the leases on some of the stores - Walmart bought the rest Judy: yes, they did clos e some though BobS: well, I thought of Kmart right away, but didn't want to knock it rich-c: yes, they sponsor Christian Fitttipaldi in CART racing Pamela: It was a superstore - I was afraid to go in lest I get lost BobS: the BIG K Judy: the sales help is the big problem with K-mart Ronald: we have one of those too. The Real Canadian Stupidstore Pamela: What I can't believe is the hours at the American Walmarts - open till like eleven or midnight BobS: some opeen all night here rich-c: help is cheap rich-c: American minimum wages are disgraceful Pamela: Try telling that to the HBC conglomerate BobS: and then you get "cheap help" rich-c: some states don't have them at all Judy: we have a Meijer store around here too Pamela: If you can find a live body at some Zellers, you're doing well Ronald: wherever I go, there are adequate facilities to spend money BobS: but a company likek Walmart is subject to federal min wages rich-c: the ones I've seen are very variable in quality - rather like Albertsons Pamela: for that, I give Walmart a thumbs up Judy: me too, Pam Ronald: is it Meijer or Meyer (As in Fred Meyer??) Pamela: Judy, I worked for the Bay for six years - it was an ongoing argument - payroll is geared directly to sales Judy: Meeka was there today, got some great bargains rich-c: it's Meijer, Ron Pamela: However, they fail to realize that sales is directly geard to payroll too Judy: Meijer Ronald: I stand corrected Ronald: but I'm sitting down Judy: is was started by Fred Meijer Ronald: then there's Target Ronald: where I bought some trousers Judy: we have that too Ronald: off 28th Pamela: I have to do some serious shopping in the US next year rich-c: oddly enough, we've never been in a Target, and have seen very few Ronald: must return to buy more Ronald: they also had my size Judy: yes, you can find almost any store on 28 th Pamela: Must say, the Americans are much better at providing size variety than we are Ronald: if you live long enough rich-c: Pam, the Eddie Bauer clearance sale iis on tomorrow and Friday at the International Centre rich-c: 50% off everything Pamela: Are you going? BobS: stay on the correct side of 28th st and you will go home in one piece Ronald: agreed Pam. That to me is the chief benefit rich-c: no Pam, too much to do Ronald: good. That's the way I want to go home Pamela: What I like is the JC Penney catalogue - everything comes in petite, regular, tall, plus Judy: we have a Penney store on 28th also BobS: so many choices.....tsk...tsk Ronald: Oh hey.... forgot about Mr. Big and Tall on 28th. They had a sale on shirts $9. for shirts I'd have paid $60 plus for here Pamela: It's like Sears on steroids Pamela: 28th St in what city, Ron? rich-c: yes, but everything costs more on the island Ronald: Kentwood Pamela: Ah - sounds like my kind of heaven. Wanna come shopping with me? Judy: I bought a couple last year for Bob there too BobS: Just outside of the Grand Rapids city limits BobS: come early...stay late..... rich-c: someone once crossed it and livedto tell the tale Judy: yes, Pam we can show you around next year rich-c: didn't get nailed till she started back Ronald: will plan on that you guys Judy: Grand Rapids Judy: or Kentwood Pamela: This time around I want to take more time off and meander there and back BobS: gotta waituntil midnight for traffic to clear Judy: sounds great rich-c: you can drive it in a day and it isn't that hard Pamela: Would have this year but Russell's schedule prevented that Pamela: And my boss was heading out for vacation so I couldn;'t be out at the same time Ronald: hospitality chez Slopsemas was super BobS: haven't made hotel arrangements yet, but planning on first weekend in Aug andd that should present no problems Judy: we try to please you know Ronald: yeah Pamela: That's good timing Bob - my boss uses the last two weeks of July so that's bad for me rich-c: first Monday in August is a holiday for Pamela Pamela: theres Pamela: that too Judy: right now we do not have a empty room though BobS: waht holiday???? Ronald: well...... might be a problem for me there Pamela: Civic holiday - first Monday in August Pamela: Why, Ron? rich-c: August Civic Holiday, which the politically correct want to change to Simcoe Day Ronald: we usually have family over that long weekend BobS: oh for crying out loud!!!! BobS: will you northerners get together????? rich-c: I'm flexible! Pamela: As soon as I start working for myself, sure Ronald: Bob...just say a time, and tell us to be there Pamela: You're unemployed, of course you're flexible! BobS: but we got to pick a time when ALL can make it Pamela: Anytime in August is okay for us Ronald: but if you're asking, I'd have to answer stay clear of the 1st Weekend in August.... BobS: July is bad.....early Aug was picked before Rich D etc had to get ready for school Ronald: yes.... can see that BobS: got a calendar??? Ronald: where's my calendar? BobS: what's the 2nd weekend in Aug rich-c: what about second half, first week August, Ron? Ronald: sec rich-c: we do traditionally run from Thursday thru Sunday Pamela: Eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh is the second week Ronald: Ok August 1st is the Thursday rich-c: assuming there's still enough customers for the airplanes to be flying Ronald: 8th - 12th would be ok Judy: I went to the dentist today, now I have a toothache Pamela: therefore the civic holiday would be the fifth Pamela: gotta love my daytimer Ronald: 3-4-5 of August is our long weekend Pamela: Sympathy pain, Judy rich-c: I was at the dentist yesterday - about $300 worth Ronald: did the toothache present before or after he showed you the bill Judy? Pamela: Paying for Dr. Closners cottage, are we Dad? BobS: GOT YA BEAT!!!! BobS: she blew about $260 US Ronald: I can top that.... but a while ago. BobS: bout....oh.......370-380 CA rich-c: tell her she can only do one tooth at a time, not the whole mouthful Ronald: $900 for a crown back in june. And I only paid half BobS: WOW Judy: after, didn't have aproblem until I went Pamela: Judy, you seem to have the order of operations wrong. First you get the toothache, then you go to the dentist Ronald: Doug suffered most. He didn't get to sell me the laptop Ronald: rotfl Judy: never had one before Pamela: $1500 for a root canal and crown about a year ago - so there! Ronald: (i cave) Pamela: (We are the champions, we are the champions . . .) BobS: no problem Ron rich-c: my dentist wanted to sell me a crown - said just filling was dicey, unlikely to last Ronald: :) Judy: I have very good teeth, but had a cavity that he filled, now it is bad Pamela: Just had to give me your teeth, didn't you? rich-c: I pointed out given life expectancy for my birth year, the average person my age is dead Ronald: ROTFL Pamela: Hardly average - above average, maybe Ronald: between this year and next, I'm gonna have to life an extra 30 years to make it worth while...He ain't done yet
(BobS groans loudly) Ronald: must be another boat payment to make Pamela: or cottage, or BMW . . . Ronald: yeah BobS: yank them babies OUT Ronald: but Lord help me, I trust this guy Pamela: Mortgages on those million dollar houses don't come cheap, you know BobS: falsies are GREAT rich-c: may the Lord have mercy.... BobS: wouldn't trade for anything Pamela: On my teeth Ronald: well that's what caused the problem there. Right side of my mouth, there are more spaces than teeth Judy: tell Bob not to complain about how much I spend at the dentist then Pamela: See above, Bob rich-c: Bob, stop complaining about Judy's dentist bills Ronald: Bob, don't complain, dammit, about how much Judy spends at the dentist Judy: you are making me feel much better, but wish my tooth did BobS: why nbot,k mine can be traded in for a new model, cheaply...... Ronald: is there a satisfaction-or-money-back policy in your land of dentists? BobS: don't like the color???? change it! don't like the shape>>> change it! BobS: see what an advantage it is??? :-) rich-c: no refunds after 90 days? Judy: this was the fist filling in at least 3 years Ronald: allow me to take a breath please ROTFL
(BobS reboots Ronald's computer remotely.) Ronald: yeah Judy, you were entitled....now...seems to me that you have to go back to the guy and insist that he do the job right rich-c: anyway folks it's getting to be about that time Pamela: Or find another dentis rich-c: especially since I spent the first half hour waiting for anyone to show up Pamela: how many times do I have to explain that? Am I grounded now? Ronald: dentis.....reminds me of mantis.... preying mantis Ronald: preying dentis Ronald: tee hee Pamela: Ron made a funny! Ronald: we are the prey Ronald: or in this case, Judy BobS: sorry cholly.....er, Richard Pamela: Dad, ETA tomorrow between5:00 and 6:00 depending on when I get out of the office BobS: was unavoidable detained as it were Judy: we will have to see if it is still feeling this way tomorrow I will call rich-c: OK, we'll hold dinner, whatever it may be Pamela: Hmm, mystery meat. Yum. BobS: oh Rich!!!!! use plates man....don BobS: 't hold it Ronald: Yeah Judy, lay your unsatisfied customer routine on him Pamela: Don'te worry bob, he has asbestos fingers BobS: ;-) rich-c: anyway, if I can find an affordable connection, maybe I'll be online - don't hold your breath BobS: on the east coast it is getting late,.......... Ronald: wherever you go Rich Ronald: there you are Pamela: Yeah, past my bedtime too rich-c: if you see a mailing list posting from firstname.lastname@example.org it's not spam, it's me BobS: trouble is, you need to have an isp that will get you on Ronald: right BobS: or a freebie like netzero Judy: but I wouldn't want to start over again Ronald: meanwhile Judy..... best o'luck with the dentis dude BobS: raod droppinga that are hot....GOT IT!!!!! rich-c: anyway I'll take the laptop along, but basically - see you all in November Judy: thanks, Ron Pamela: Truly Ronald: :) BobS: good trip sir!!!!! SALUTE!!!!! Pamela: How long am I gonna hear about this, Ron? Ronald: drive the damn speed limit will you rich-c: so goodnight all, and see you later Ronald: nite Rich Pamela: g'nite Pop Ronald: must go see about this Tandy 1000 BobS: soooo lllloooonnngggggg rich-c: coloyur me gone
rich-c left chat session Ronald: be well all BobS: see ya next week Pam and Ron and all who aren't here Judy: good night Rich safe driving Ronald: yup BobS: see you and Frances when you return Rich
BobS left chat session Ronald: and I have disappeared Pamela: You too Ron - I may be absent next week due to prior commitments Ronald: which is quite an achievement Ronald: ok Pam. the world turns onward Ronald: better quit Judy: good night all Pamela: But will be back the following week and will keep you posted on the senior Clees Ronald: good Ronald: take care Pamela: Good nite, all
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