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changed username to BobS BobS: mornin Richard BobS: :-) BobS: 'tis the bewitching hour.............. rich-c: hi bob just off checking something BobS: ok BobS: I would send you some snow, but it won't work rich-c: using the new computer so typing is slow BobS: why's that???? rich-c: oh, we have all the snow we need - you can see a bit on the ground
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: heck man......we have received 22.8 since Sun noon rich-c: well, the computer has a new keyboard BobS: I am SICK of it rich-c: that's OK, Buffalo got even more BobS: yes, but......the keys are all in the same plce, yes?????
changed username to Dr. Tolkien rich-c: yes, but I'm sitting differently too rich-c: hi Rich BobS: hi dr d Dr. Tolkien: Hello...off to see LOTR in about 45 minutes. rich-c: I'm at the dining room table not the computer desk rich-c: thought you'd seen LOTR already? BobS: at FRANCES" dining table????? rich-c: or this time will you be awake? rich-c: yup, let me tell you, dinner was awkward Dr. Tolkien: Yep, seen it already, but Joan and I are back for more :-) rich-c: you must have got a real kick out of it, Rich Dr. Tolkien: This time, we can really enjoy it, not having to worry if it's going to turn out to be a turkey or not. rich-c: yes, and I'll bet you'll pick up a lot of fascinating detail you mised first time round BobS: well that makes sense BobS: yes Richard......I have found also, that to really enjoy a pic you need to watch it a 2nd time BobS: and THEN you get the details you kind od glossed over the first time rich-c: I really wouldnt know - I don't go the first time rich-c: wonder when LOTR will be out on tape? BobS: same thing applies to renting a movie an watching it a 2nd time Dr. Tolkien: Rumor is DVD for part one sometime in June. rich-c: I've never rented a movie Dr. Tolkien: Word is that it will be a Director's Cut with about 45 minutes of footage filmed but removed in the final edit. BobS: too bad, you SHOULD rent Dr Doolittle and the sequel Dr Doolittle 2 rich-c: not sure that's my kindof flick Dr. Tolkien: Since the film is doing well in the theatres, they might even consider running this version anyway, now that they know that people will sit still for 3+ hours. BobS: about a doctor who talks to animals....funny stuff rich-c: that's the advantage of tape - us weak-bladdered old folk can pause it Dr. Tolkien: Today we also took the younger 2 girls to see "Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius". Not a bad picture at all, for what it is (and it doesn't try to be more than what it is). rich-c: maybe I'll even give Harry Potter a look when it's rentable
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. Tolkien: "In joke" that Patrick Stewart is the voice of the bad-guy alien King, who is an egg (much resembling Mr. Stewart's well-known bald head).
changed username to Pamela rich-c: I never feel I have the time it takes to go to a movie rich-c: hi daughter Pamela: Greetings all, and Merry Christmas BobS: greetings to your own self Pam rich-c: Rich is leaving soon to see LOTR again Pamela: Again, Rich? Dr. Tolkien: Yes :-) Pamela: How many times is that? Dr. Tolkien: This is only #2. Pamela: Hmmm. rich-c: and how many more will there be? Dr. Tolkien: At least one more in a week when we can finally take Elanor. Dr. Tolkien: She'd be going tonight, except that Christina is at a friend's house and won't be back before we leave for the 10:15 PM show. Pamela: This is beginning to smack of addiction Dr. Tolkien: Well, I can write in tengwar, after all...taught myself in 11th grade, back in 1978 :-) Pamela: Okay, more than just beginning to rich-c: we did get the feeling you were pretty deep into it Pamela: My fingers don't seem to want to work tonite Dr. Tolkien: I taught Joan, too, back when we were dating in college...all our letters were in tengwar, to foil her snooping Dad (who liked to open letters). rich-c: all that Xmas orgy and debauch, Pam Pamela: two days away from work too Pamela: I really should have taken the rest of this week off rich-c: I'm trying to adapt to the new keyboard Dr. Tolkien: Orgy of food here, too...party mix, Christmas cookies, ham, little sausages... BobS: oh. way too much to digest........ Dr. Tolkien: "Snowed food and rained drink", as the hobbits say :-) rich-c: we were very traditional, but Pamela left us well filled Pamela: shortbread, chocolate shortbread, mince tarts, candy of all types, leftover turkey - you name it, it's residing here. BobS: had shish-ka-bobs xmas eve, then a turkey dinner xmas......way too much food....... Dr. Tolkien: Still haven't cooked our big bird yet. Dr. Tolkien: Looking forward to pork roast and sauerkraut on New Year's Day, too :-) Pamela: Well I'm just glad we didn't kill anyone rich-c: have to defer things to meet the work schedule? rich-c: that was for Rich Dr. Tolkien: Well, I'm off this week, though Joan isn't. BobS: then you can do ALL the childcare sittin' Dr. Tolkien: She had to work Christmas Eve day (managed to switch from evening to day shift so she could go to church with us). rich-c: right - sort of puts a spoke in plansfor a family feast Dr. Tolkien: She worked evening shift yesterday (so she didn't get to go with us to my Dad's after present-opening here at home). Pamela: and for once Russell was home for both Christmas and Boxing Day Dr. Tolkien: Off today, back to evening shift for the next 2 days, then off the weekend. rich-c: and that is unusual BobS: ok....Boxing Day........shotes closed, yes???? BobS: stores Pamela: Very - it's the first time in absolutely forever Dr. Tolkien: My Dad is coming up tomorrow morning to take the girls to stay until Saturday, but with Joan working evenings, not much we can do together here. rich-c: no, they do a land office business BobS: Judy hit the stores today Pamela: Brave soul, is Judy Dr. Tolkien: Only store I was in today was grocery to get some bread. rich-c: we didn't - the parking lots terrify me on Boxing Day BobS: went east away fromt he snow here........22.8 inches since Sunday Pamela: Yes, we heard Bob Dr. Tolkien: Could someone in-the-know give this Yank a brief summary of what Boxing Day is all about? Pamela: Just a dusting here rich-c: didnt realize it extended as far west as Michigan BobS: thought I had the idea from a canadian couple who went to our church for a few years rich-c: day after Christmas - Brit tradition Pamela: Boxing day was traditionally the day in which the leftovers were boxed up and given to the servants and the poor for their holiday feast BobS: yea rich-c: originally I think the day the staff got their gifts Dr. Tolkien: Got it. rich-c: think its just employer practicality - they have to accept some holidays so pick one when everyone's hung over anyway Pamela: It's a stat holiday here Dr. Tolkien: I didn't realize it was boxing as in containers; sorta assumed it had something to do with fisticuffs. rich-c: except for essential services and retail Pamela: However, last year they started allowing the stores to open Dr. Tolkien: Maybe commemorating some famous mob fight or something. Pamela: That's Valentines Day, Rich BobS: oh no Dr D Dr. Tolkien: Anti-royalty fight, that is. rich-c: sorry to disappoint, Rich ;-) Dr. Tolkien: Or am I thinking of Guy Fawkes Day and the Gunpowder Plot? BobS: st valentines Pamela: or the St. Valentines Day Massacre BobS: day massacre rich-c: oh please to remember the fifth of November rich-c: with gunpowder, treason and plot... Pamela: Where did I get all this trivia from, anyway? rich-c: you read too much Dr. Tolkien: Is the "Guy" in "Guy Fawkes" pronounced as Guy Bona or Guy Cousineau? rich-c: or maybe it's inherited Pamela: Oh yes, it's inherited rich-c: or both Pamela: Guy Bona rich-c: a Brit, so Cjicago fashion Dr. Tolkien: But Guy is a Norman name, no? Pamela: Yes, and Gui is the French pronunciation rich-c: yes, but when did that ever stop the Brits? BobS: but guy as in cousiineau is french, right? Pamela: Oui rich-c: ever heard how they pronounce "Beaulieu"? BobS: balu rich-c: no, bew-lee BobS: oh well, i tried Pamela: Yuck. Take a perfectly lovely word and massacre it rich-c: just like the nearest they can come to Livorno is Leghorn BobS: Foghorn Leghorn; the big chicken????? Pamela: and "wipers" from Ypres Dr. Tolkien: Well, the township next door to my home township of Liberty, spelt "Vienna", is pronounced by all and sundry locals as "Vye-anna" :-) rich-c: no Brit ever heardd (that he'll admit) of Koln or Praha rich-c: es, and there's a burg in Illinois the locals call verse-el rich-c: Versaillies Pamela: no, Versailles Dr. Tolkien: And "Newark" Ohio is "Nerk". rich-c: and the capital of South Dakota is peer (Pierre) Pamela: I wonder what they BobS: what about des moines??? Pamela: 'd do to Longeuille?
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. Tolkien: And the natives can tell a non-native by whether they say "Injunapolis" (native) or "In-di-an-apolis". BobS: de moyn........
changed username to Guy B. Pamela: and Des Plaines rich-c: hello Guy Pamela: Hi, Guy! Guy B.: Happy Holidays Everyone! BobS: I think we got too mixed in with all the world's civilizations BobS: :-) rich-c: dez plens, if I recall BobS: HI Guy Pamela: to you too, Guy Dr. Tolkien: My parents' hometown of Wooster, OH is supposed to rhyme with Worcester, not rooster. Dr. Tolkien: Hello Guy. rich-c: it does in Brit pronunciation Pamela: yeah, but noone can pronounce Worcestershire anyway Guy B.: I'm using my last 4 vacation days and spent the day after Christmas shopping. rich-c: and you lived? Dr. Tolkien: I cringe when I hear people around here say Wooster to rhyme with rooster, ick. Pamela: You went to a mall??? And lived to tell about it? Dr. Tolkien: Ah, shibboleths... BobS: well he has 3 more days to recuperate Pamela: Richard!!!! Dr. Tolkien: Erm, Pam, make that sibboleth? :-) rich-c: hope the bumps and bruises heal enough by then BobS: op, oh that was bad Pamela: does that make it any more polite? BobS: what's it mean?????? BobS: bad, eh? Guy B.: Not the mall. Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl's and between them. We managed to find time to have dinner. And maybe more tomorrow. Have to return two items for Abby. One is too big, the other she didn't like. rich-c: who's we? Guy B.: That's Jeanene and I. Pamela: I can just see it now - Sorry, the dog didn't like it Dr. Tolkien: It's a biblical word...used as a password to identify some people of a different tribe who couldn't say the "sh" sound. Pamela: I would have liked to see the look on the clerks face BobS: that is ONE funny dog rich-c: well, if you're go9ng to pull that off, today's the day Guy B.: I got her a Talk to Me Treat Ball. She found the hole for the treats, but she got frustrated trying to get them out. She was suppose to roll the ball and the treat would fall out. Pamela: I'm surprised that they are taking returns today - most stores up here won't. rich-c: and she didnt roll it or the treat didnt drop? BobS: won't take them just today??? or never???? rich-c: just today - too busy selling Pamela: No, today and tomorrow will be too busy Guy B.: And she couldn't do it. She tried chewing on the ball. This ball also was to play my voice and that didn't work out that good. So, I'm sending it back tomorrow. BobS: give them what for Guy Dr. Tolkien: Our pet was happy with his Christmas present: a new cage for Mike the guinea pig, about 4 times larger than his original cage. rich-c: I imagine that will be appreciated Dr. Tolkien: We bought the biggest one available in the store when we got him for Diana's birthday in August, but he's outgrown it. Pamela: The cats got turkey and gravy BobS: but....how will he find his way?????? Guy B.: Then I got her a harness. That was too big, so I have to send that back to NESerum.com for a medium one. The ball goes back to Petsmart.com. I'll find something else for Abby. I'll have her newest Christmas photos up soon. You guys will love it. Dr. Tolkien: New cage is about 3 feet by 6 feet by 3 feet tall. Pamela: Just how big is this guinea pig, anyway? Dr. Tolkien: Tall enough that I can build a small 2nd-story floor and ramp so he can have some places to climb. Dr. Tolkien: Maybe 10 inches long now. rich-c: did the cats get given it or finally find heir way up on the table, Pam? Pamela: and you say we spoil our pets, Dad. Dr. Tolkien: He's not fat, just grown big. Guy B.: Pam, have a question for you on cats. Ever heard of a Blue Russian cat? Pamela: They got given some. Daddy's a sucker for a sob meow Dr. Tolkien: It was left out in the cold? rich-c: no, mostly Pamela: Yes, but it's Russian Blue rich-c: red or rich-c: white rich-c: russians Dr. Tolkien: Norwegian Blue? Guy B.: It's Russian Blue? Jeanene may have one. Her cat, Zoe. Dr. Tolkien: (beautiful plummage) Pamela: That's dragons, Rich Dr. Tolkien: Naw, the dragon is Norwegian Ridgeback, IIRC. Pamela: Short hair, blued steel in colour, usually green eyes and rather large Pamela: Very friendly too, as I understand it. Purebred. rich-c: Bob, where's the rest of thefamily tonight? Guy B.: That fits the description of Zoe. She has a little white spot on her neck and a very diginified cat. rich-c: how does she get on with Abby? Pamela: I'll bet she's gorgeous Guy B.: They are pals and the only dog Zoe likes. Pamela: Were they brought up together, Guy? Guy B.: She is. The photo I have is with the both of them with Santa. rich-c: you'll have to post that, rich-c: now which key did I hit by mistake? BobS: don't know Richard......Meeka is home..........maybe tired, because she went with Judy shopping today Guy B.: Zoe was found as a kitten behind a pile of lumber at Home Depot. Zoe is 2 years old now. Abby and Zoe would play with each other. Pamela: Speaking of bringing up, has anyone heard from Dale and Jillian? rich-c: now that's an interessting history BobS: Judy is too tired to get online, although she asked WHO was on BobS: nope Guy B.: Good question. Jill's baby is due anyday now. rich-c: I notice the server has occasional lags which usggests Dale might be using it BobS: a week or two yet isn't it????? rich-c: no, I think tomorrow is the likeliest BobS: well of all the gall..... Dr. Tolkien: Tomorrow? rich-c: of course now they just give about a week window Dr. Tolkien: If so, let's hope all goes well. BobS: you got the inside track????? Pamela: Other friends of ours just had a baby at the end of November and named her Charlotte - of course now they have Charlotte's Website Guy B.: Dale will let us know when the baby is born. rich-c: urk ... urk .... urk Dr. Tolkien: Pamela: arrgh, what a pun. Pamela: Agreed rich-c: yes, I wouls certainly hope so Dr. Tolkien: If Baby's a hearty eater, gotta embroider a bib which says "Some pig" :-) Pamela: I'll remember that, Rich Pamela: Still haven't finished Pooh - gotta do that first Dr. Tolkien: Well, there's always "Radiant" rich-c: comes from having four kids - get to be a real authority on kid's literature Pamela: Especially four girls : ) Dr. Tolkien: For a school paper this fall, Elanor got a book of the Grimm fairy tales that aren't told any more: very GRIM indeed. Of course I liked them :-) Pamela: Such as? rich-c: yes, the original tales needed a lot of sanitization for contemporary tastes Dr. Tolkien: Such gems as the poor boy who's starved and beaten by his no-good father, to the point that the boy runs away from home--for which he is rewarded by being torn apart and eaten by bears, because you should never disobey your parents. rich-c: full of all sortsd of unsavoury monsters BobS: no, methinks that is al ittle TOO grim Pamela: Ah - especially appropriate for small children Dr. Tolkien: A frequent punishment is for the villain to get put inside a barrel with nails hammered through from the outside and then rolled down the hill into the river. rich-c: yes, a lot of the favourite fairy tales are pretty blodthirsty by today's stadards Pamela: Ranks right up there with stoning Dr. Tolkien: And the Big Bad Wolf has more than a gastronomic interest in Ms. Red Riding Hood... rich-c: "I'll grind his bones to make my bread..." Pamela: Fee, Fie Fo, Fum Dr. Tolkien: Actually Richard, I think that line is from Perrault... Guy B.: That's Jack and the Beanstalk. Dr. Tolkien: Fee Fie Fo Fat, I tawt I taw a putty tat. rich-c: I wouldn't know on that one Pamela: From Jack and the Beanstalk Guy B.: That one I love. Pamela: Ah, an expert on cartoons too I see Dr. Tolkien: Indubitaby...hahahaha. Pamela: tee hee hee Dr. Tolkien: Make that indubitabwy. Pamela: say that three times fast Guy B.: Elmer Fudd says Fee Fi Fo Fum, I smell the blood of an English Wabbitt. Pamela: Had Kimberly and Art over today, couldn't get my lips to work properly. rich-c: I thought it was a wascally wabbit Dr. Tolkien: Haven't seen that one for a while. Pamela: that too BobS: elmer had dat wascully wabbit Guy B.: It's been awhile, but I would be close. Pamela: siwwy wabbit rich-c: still no developments with Kim and Art? Pamela: Well no ring, but discussions - will tell you more at length Dr. Tolkien: Twiks ah foh kids....hahaha Dr. Tolkien: Speaking of rings.... Pamela: Yess??? Dr. Tolkien: It's about time for me to leave for the theatre. Pamela: Yes, it's that time isn't it? Dr. Tolkien: Oh Pam, you know I'd give you a ring, but Russell already got you one :-) rich-c: reserved tickets or lineup? Dr. Tolkien: Queue. At this point, the wait won't be long. Guy B.: Rich, have you got your new system up yet? Pamela: Actually, I picked it out myself but I appreciate the sentiment anyway rich-c: the new has worn off already, has it? Dr. Tolkien: We had the theatre to ourselves for about the first 5 minutes of Jimmy Neutron today. rich-c: yes Guy, that's why my typing is slow Guy B.: How is that movie? Guy B.: How's is it working out so far? Pamela: Happy new Year, Rich - talk to you next year : ) Dr. Tolkien: So, off we go to Middle-Earth... Guy B.: See you next week Dr T. Dr. Tolkien: Well, I might stop by Saturday if there's to be a talk then. rich-c: enjoy the show, Rich - see you next Wed Dr. Tolkien: Otherwise, Happy New Year to all. Dr. Tolkien: <poof> BobS: happy new yar Dr D rich-c: I'll try to rmember Saturday this time, too Pamela: I won't be there though - Russell will be asleep and Ihave the worlds loudest modem
Dr. Tolkien left chat session Guy B.: Boy, he's quick.
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: I managed to suppress mine using the settings panel in Control Panel
changed username to BAIR<undefined> BobS: just put your hand over top Panm and it quiets right down BobS: Hey BAIR rich-c: wwell, Rich leaves, Bob enters - grettings Pamela: We'd better make sure we ask Ron what he had for lunch at Harvey's so we can pull his tail about it in August Pamela: Hi, Bob Guy B.: It's the Bair. Bob, you're still have a an Undefined next to you. BAIR<undefined>: hi Pamela: No it doesn't, Bob rich-c: yes - he just typed it in without clearing the line first Pamela: I've tried everything - we had this discussion, remember? BobS: Bair.....Edit.....change name......delete key out the undefined part rich-c: well, you likely have a Winmodem that isn't susceptible to discipline BobS: Ron emalied me form his sisters BobS: ' house and was worried that his xmas message rich-c: you'll recall I can't squelch the one on the old computer, either BobS: ' did not ge trhu tho the list Pamela: Short of either stuffing it with something or puncturing the speaker, I'm stuck with it Pamela: Yours has nothing on mine, Dad Guy B.: Well, he did it the easy way. He exited and will return shortly.
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: see what we did,,,,,,scared hi off
changed username to BAIR rich-c: no, he's back BobS: come on bair........ Pamela: Ahhh, much better - you're defined now BobS: AH HA he did ti!!!! Guy B.: He got it. Good going Bob B. BobS: it BobS: what a guy eh? BobS: have a good xmas with virginia???? rich-c: how are you set for snow down your way, Bair? BobS: want some??????? Pamela: NO!!! Guy B.: Bob S. How much snow do you have already from the lake? BobS: 22.8 with another 12" plus coming BAIR: we got 5 in rich-c: he takes his from the sky, Guy BobS: and maybe more BobS: all lake effect BobS: I can send ya some more!!!!! rich-c: looks like all the heavy snowfalls were lake effect Guy B.: Holy cow! We only have a blanket covering the ground here in Chicago and it has been snowing most of the day. Pamela: I hear Buffalo got buried too rich-c: yes, over two feet at the airport there Guy B.: They got two feet. BobS: yes BAIR: only for the bad poeple BobS: but they LOVE it rich-c: sure, alla time Pamela: Around here, the lawns are still green Guy B.: Last year at this time. Buffalo had over 80" of snow. Look what happens a year makes. rich-c: we are very happy to be on the windward side of the lake, trust me rich-c: well, tonight they do have a dusting of white Guy B.: I bought new winter boots and they still haven't been broken in yet. rich-c: but when I went out to refill the bird feeder the sky was mostly clear Pamela: I was going to, but haven't had time to get out and look Pamela: Maybe now that Christmas is over, I can get to it before there's a run on them rich-c: our weather so far, plain toe rubbers are adequate rich-c: (famous last words) Pamela: Now you've done it rich-c: yes, and with my back and knees acting up, shovelling I do not need Pamela: Exactly Pamela: Did the Dr. give you any exercises for the knee, Dad? rich-c: no, though he did suggest stretching Pamela: I have a good book on the subject if you're interested Pamela: Got it from Dr. Kleiman Pamela: For my heels rich-c: for a few days there, any movement that wasn't necessary - wasn't attractive, shall I say? BobS: oh oh Pamela: I can understand that - even Barbara noticed you were limping yesterday rich-c: yeah, walking around made it hurt, and so did sitting still rich-c: actually I was much improved yesterday BobS: that's good rich-c: some of the limp is precautionary - I know what an unthinking movement is going to cost Pamela: Yeah, but you should have heard him creak, Bob BobS: click, click, click rich-c: let's say this won't be my year for the Boston Marathon Pamela: Gee, and I was so looking forward to that BobS: well, I think you should give up the marathons Pamela: Sorry, that was the bathroom marathon, wasn't it? BobS: and all the other strenuous stuff like that, as my doctor said......walking and swimming ONLY rich-c: yeah, I'm beginning to wear a bit around the edges Pamela: Problem is, so am I - and you have 35 years on me rich-c: and no Pam. I'm still training for that Pamela: That's what I get for abusing my bod with gymnastics when I was young Pamela: too many hard landings rich-c: well, that may have been a factor BobS: yea; a lot of young athletes are going to find that out the hard way rich-c: though you seemed quite enthusiastic about it at the time Pamela: Oh, I was. there was just something about it that I found so beautiful rich-c: these days, for me heavy lifting is a proper size mug of coffee Pamela: ADAM mug size, perhaps? BAIR: yae rich-c: that's the minimum Pamela: Those AC9 mugs are actually quite large by comparison BobS: gotta cut down on the caffiene intake anyway rich-c: with what, thimbles? BAIR: no way Pamela: No, some of the other mugs we have are noticeably smaller rich-c: what a pain - have to fill them even more often BobS: but it stays hotter Pamela: I'll remember that Pamela: latte cup, anyone? rich-c: yes, that's an advantage, Bob rich-c: no, we drink real coffee Pamela: the cup itself, not the contents Dad BAIR: leave it sit on a hot plate Pamela: they're actually bowl sized with a handle rich-c: oh, don rich-c: t think I've ever seen one Pamela: should be just right for you Pamela: Mom, however, would kill me rich-c: quite probably Pamela: "Where will I put it???" rich-c: besides, I can always use the Guiness mug Pamela: oh, how big is it? rich-c: pint rich-c: proper beeer mugs are alwasy a pint BobS: good lord!!!! you could get high from that much at once Pamela: I think that's the point Bo BobS: we talkin beer or coffee????? Pamela: b rich-c: surely, you're not serious? BobS: welll you canadians take your java seriously Pamela: I much prefer my caffeine cold BobS: course, your bress seripusly too BAIR: don't get cauht driving BobS: boy, that dind 't type right rich-c: actually, it's more a personal than national thing Pamela: we got the gistBob BAIR: I know my spelling sucks BobS: who's don't Pamela: mine don't . . . doesn't BobS: not to worry bub rich-c: you've been doing fine so far, Bair BAIR: guess thats why I don't say more Pamela: my grammar does suffer from time to time, however rich-c: that's true for all of us rich-c: sometimes it's intentional Pamela: you do just fine Bob B - it's Bob S whose fingers can't spell BobS: say WHAAAAT????? BAIR: how was the trip Pamela: those are the days when fingers and brain aren't communicating - I have those a lot rich-c: well, Sloppy, since you asked.... Pamela: that's when I resort to the hunt and peck method to make sure it comes out right rich-c: maybe he's still seasick BobS: nope cruise was ggod Bair BobS: good Pamela: and I made friends with the backspace key a long time ago BobS: had a fun timek we did BobS: PAM!!! necer never NEVER backspace, that suggests a mistake rich-c: that's why that key is oversize on my keyboard Pamela: it's the only one I can find with my eyes closed BobS: oh bad......... Pamela: you know, it's funny - I can have a terrible time at work with my fingers, and when I get on chat, that dissappears Pamela: sorry, disappears rich-c: at work you hve to stop and think BobS: that's becasue you are doing it for fun rich-c: here, we're among friends Pamela: no, at work I don't have time to think BobS: wee ARE???? Pamela: I am usually typing verbatim what someone tells me Pamela: as they're telling me - I have to go back and edit Pamela: we are Bob, and all is forgiven BobS: whew, that' BobS: s a relEEEf rich-c: yes, too many ummms and ahhhs and eh?s don't make good business letters Pamela: Well, I usually leave those out BobS: why not? BAIR: sure does rich-c: you have to go to a second page too often Pamela: I have actually taken to typing out long voicemails so I can get them all - takes too long to write them rich-c: my problem isnt the writing, it's reading the writing after rich-c: it's like the trail of a snake with the DTs Pamela: It's just too slow for my purposes most of the time rich-c: that's because you have to read it later BobS: then you have to be a fast typer rich-c: she is Pamela: I am - but it took a while to get up to speed BAIR: must be nice rich-c: I am still in the search, discover and land mode BAIR: takes me for ever BobS: how many words a minute?????? Pamela: Bair, you must remember that I am the claims administrator for a major automotive after market repair company rich-c: for me, minutes per word... Pamela: Everyone calls me to report their claims, and i have to put it all directly into the case diary BobS: so how fast?????? rich-c: expletives delet4ed, of course Pamela: No idea - I haven't timed myself in years Pamela: of course, Dad rich-c: they dont pay you for your typing, it's for your bomb disposal skills Guy B.: When I took the intro typing course in high school. On my final exam I was at 31 wpm. I'm higher than that now. I would say about 40 wpm or better.] BAIR: thats not nice Pamela: Some might say they aren't so good - I've had a few go off on me rich-c: well, you can't win 'em all - but your batting average is pretty good Pamela: Guy, when I first took typing, I learned on an old IBM Selectric with no correction - my wpm was about 35 and I finished the course with a 55. Pamela: Talk about just scraping by. BobS: you are too young......can;t remember how many words I typed to pass Pamela: If my typing teacher could only see me now. BobS: crs........ rich-c: it's OK, one of the fastest typists I know still uses only two fingers Pamela: well for a hunt and peck typist you certainly do fine, Dad BAIR: are balance is $1597 BobS: COOL, now you can come to AC 14 and spend it!!!!! rich-c: been on the bank website on the side, BB? BAIR: no Pamela: and that's after Christmas - pretty good rich-c: now's the time to tell him about Caribbean cruises, Bob BobS: no, we don't want him to spend it on that BAIR: that balance is the ANN not mine rich-c: right - save it for early August BAIR: mine is MT rich-c: Mighty Thin? Pamela: no, empty BAIR: NO mt rich-c: close enough Pamela: as in MTGG BAIR: i don't like to type Pamela: You don't like it cos you don't get enough practice, Bob rich-c: I doubt anyone really likes it - it just beats the alternatives BobS: blink your eyes ONCE for yes; twice for NO rich-c: and we'll all buy us some webcams Pamela: It gets easier with practice, trust me BAIR: OK did you see them blink BobS: trusdt YOU...nevber!!!! Pamela: not on mt accounts, we won't BobS: no Pamela: thanks a lot Bob - I'll remember that Pamela: Guy, you'll remind me, right? rich-c: nice to know ANN is solvent, anyway BAIR: getting late i have to go HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVER ONE Pamela: Guy?? rich-c: and a very happy new year to you, BB Pamela: Happy New Year to you Bair - see you next year Pamela: I love saying that BobS: Happy New Year to you also Bob Pamela: GUY!
BAIR left chat session rich-c: it's really neat having you with us these nights BobS: in 2002 BobS: he's gone Richard Guy B.: Im here. Pamela: but are you paying attention? rich-c: yes, we do semm to be into quick exits tonight BobS: well say somethin Guy Guy B.: I was filling out some forms for returning Abby's gifts. Pamela: Guy, you have to help me - Bob rich-c: yes - seven days from tonight would be Dec.32, wouldn't it? Pamela: s picking on me Pamela: 'tis, Dad BobS: well technically rich-c: so break out the icewine and have an online party Guy B.: I guess I should go as well. Getting tired and I'm using the last of my vacation days for this year. See you all next year. I don't know about Saturday yet. Have to see what I'm doing. Pamela: can't - I have to work the next day rich-c: hope you can make it, Guy BobS: IF we had 30 days in Feb; it would only be Dec 30........ Pamela: Happy New Year Guy Guy B.: I'll try. Bye. BobS: be good Guy Pamela: see you on 01/01/02
Guy B. left chat session rich-c: night Guy rich-c: looks like the party's breaking up BobS: yup, go check emails and head for the sack Pamela: Well, since I still have to find the bed, I suppose I'd better go too rich-c: right, and I've got a big download to nab BobS: might drop in Sat, don't know what's up yet, but......... rich-c: try for it, Bob Pamela: Bob, wish everyone at your end Happy Holidays for us please and tell them we missed them BobS: bye you two, HAPPY NEW YEAR rich-c: if not, happy new year to you and all the folks there Pamela: Happy New Year
BobS left chat session Pamela: See you next week Pamela: and next year Pamela: That was quick rich-c: guess we'd better colour us gone Pamela: guess so. Talk to you over the weekend, okay? rich-c: sleep tight, daughter rich-c: OK Pamela: Night night Dad Pamela: Poof rich-c: nite
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