Jillian: Hi Fred. FredK: Hi Jillian Jillian: How are you today? FredK: doing good and yourself? Jillian: not bad. Life is generally stressful, but that's not news. FredK: yes,its hard to cope with at times ay? Jillian: I'm getting really close to going back to work after being on mat leave and having trouble finding childcare. FredK: oh man, thats the worst, the waiting lists are endless for childcare... Jillian: Most places I have contacted don't have lists, but do want $60 a day.
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changed username to rich-c FredK: like thats the alternative ay!!! gees Jillian: Hi rich. FredK: Hi Rich-c rich-c: greetings, Jill and Fred rich-c: one of the few times I havent been first on Jillian: 56bv44bh4444444b FredK: boy Jillian is counting rich-c: oh dear, the boss of teh household vetting the connection again? Jillian: Translation of that last line is "I need a diaper change", so I'll be back. FredK: you need one? rich-c: oh, Fred and I will wait for you FredK: jk rich-c: Fred, how are you set for snow?
moved to room Meeting Place Jillian: per FredK: Got my 10hp snow blower going, just love the sound of that....
changed username to HAL-9000 rich-c: I noticed on Sunday that when they showed outside the Big Owe, it did look a wee chilly rich-c: hi Dr. D FredK: Yes traffic was the worst thow.... FredK: Hi Dr. D. rich-c: we got about 25 cm here HAL-9000: I am not programmed to respond in that area. FredK: really, was the snow removal caught as bad as us!! FredK: I mean unprepared. rich-c: in Toronto the contractors dont start till Dec. 1st, so we wsere caught a bit short too FredK: No snow ay! rich-c: fortunately I did not have to drive anywhere till Tuesday by which time everything had cleared FredK: Thats very good. rich-c: also in a fit of prescience when the gardeners wound up for the year I suggested they drop by if we had a snowfall over 10 cm. or so HAL-9000: I have been asked to help with a student homework problem. I'll be back shortly. rich-c: calculate well, HAL rich-c: since my hip went bad I cant mow the lawn or shovel the walk, for all practical purposes rich-c: but I have a full-scale electric snowblower and a smaller one which have served me well in the past FredK: I herd that tires with 'nails' are prohibited in Ont. is that true? rich-c: right- studded tires are forbidden in Ontario rich-c: the province has a "bare roads" policy and the studs do extreme damage to bare roads rich-c: if you live out of the urban areas, buy a Hummer and very aggressive snow tires ;-) FredK: You bet, that would be a good solution.... FredK: could invent my own shortcuts for that matter. rich-c: actually almost all jurisdictions, in North America and Europe, have now forbidden studs FredK: In QC we have time limits i think its 14OCT to 14APR something like that... HAL-9000: I believe that studded tires are permissible in Ohio during certain months of the year. FredK: but our roads really suck....sorrry for the expression, but they are working hard to change this... rich-c: depends on your snowfall and clearance policies rich-c: when studs wre first introduced they made a great deal of sense in Ontario HAL-9000: A friend from Finland says that they are legal there during winter months as well.
moved to room Meeting Place FredK: Rich-C how did you know Dr. D off hand with the title? rich-c: Ontario prefers to buy salt, use lots of ploughs, and hope for the bast
changed username to George FredK: = workload increase for OPP i guess! rich-c: HAL-9000 was the computer in a movie rich-c: 2001 - that's it HAL-9000: Richard knows how my mind works, Fred. FredK: of course I knew that..hmmmm George: Hi All rich-c: sorry, us old folks take a minute to retrieve the information HAL-9000: Hello George. FredK: Hi George rich-c: hello George
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changed username to BobS rich-c: we have just been discussing snow and studded tires, George BobS: HIYA pilgrims!!!!! rich-c: allo Robert! George: Hi Bob BobS: snow sucks!!!!!! FredK: Hi Bob rich-c: it's a four-letter word rich-c: in French, five letters BobS: course Fred may have snow already ???????? Jillian: I'm back and the world is a cleaner place. BobS: COOL., and Jeffy too???? George: no snow here rich-c: enjoying an improved atmosphere, are you, Jill? HAL-9000: Go see "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", all of you!
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: I havent even seen the first one yet HAL-9000: Jill, find a babysitter and go with Dale! It's a great film!
changed username to Pamela BobS: HAL, welcome to our humble digs here, I am Bob Slopsema, ADAME NEWS NETWORK editor......... George: Hi Pam
Jillian created room not here /diaper change rich-c: hi Daughter, you're early BobS: hi PAM Pamela: Well, I'm early for a change HAL-9000: Pam, I just told Jill toget a babysitter and go see the new Harry Potter movie! FredK: Sorry had a very quick biz call BobS: or is this Erin again........ Pamela: Absolutely - but not till the crowds die down a bit FredK: Hi Pam HAL-9000: We had a fun last weekend for film...Lilo & Stitch Friday, HP Saturday... Pamela: Hi, Fred - long time no see Jillian: We went on Sunday. I thought the book was better. HAL-9000: Crowds schmowds, go see it...and make sure you stay through *all* the credits... FredK: yeah, had lots of biz suppers then fell sick with 'Gastro' Pamela: Was it true to the book though? Jillian: That's kind of to be expected. HAL-9000: Of course the book is always better. HAL-9000: Nothing that bothered me was missing from the movie. Jillian: not bad. closer to the book than Lord of the Rings was. Pamela: Rich, why are you disguised as a 30 year old computer? HAL-9000: LOTR needs 12 hours per book... rich-c: the HA computer was dated 2001, remember? Pamela: and who put their thumb in the middle of my glasses? HAL-9000: Au contraire, I was activated in 1997. Jillian: Yes true. Interestingly I couldn't get through the book until after I had see the movie. Pamela: HP or LOTR? rich-c: the secret, Jill, was to read The Hobbit first Pamela: maybe in the movie you were . . . rich-c: I gave up on Fellowship of the Ring after 16 pages first time I tried Jillian: Lotr. I tried the Hobbit as well and couldn't get into the writing style. HAL-9000: Joan just brought home 20 minutes ago the new 4-DVD extended set of FOTR...I will probably be adjourning soon to go watch...I have had a very bad last few days and I can rest again. rich-c: then I read the Hobbitt and after that the whole LotR trilogy straight through Pamela: good - I'm glad I'm not the only one - I read the Hobbit in school and that was the last time I picked up anything by Tolkien HAL-9000: Hobbit is a more "kidsy" writing style. FOTR starts out that way for about 1 chapter, then goes into a different tone. HAL-9000: But I like both... HAL-9000: And Tolkien uses the Hobbit style in FOTR to make some good jokes. Pamela: Rich, did you buy the 4 DVD set? HAL-9000: Joan just did tonight, yes. rich-c: actually FotR starts off assuming you have read teh Hobbit and know what is going on HAL-9000: I have it right next to the kybd here./ HAL-9000: I think she said it cost $29 US. Pamela: just in case it gets lost, right? Jillian: Dale tried to read my Fotr while I was in labour, but he didn't get much out of it. I was too distracting. HAL-9000: No, I haven't gone upstairs yet from when she got back from the store :-) FredK: lol Pamela: you'll have to let me know what you think of the set - I'm thinking of getting it for Russell for Christmas rich-c: yes, it does demand a little more concentration than he might have had available at that point HAL-9000: I read the whole trilogy to Elanor as bedtime stories over a period of about 6 months. HAL-9000: Not the Appendices, though :-) FredK: rich-c making me crack up again. HAL-9000: You should check out my 2 LOTR parodies on my webpage... rich-c: right, you've been there, done that recently too - how is Meganne? HAL-9000: One is of Appendix A, the other is of "The Scouring of the Shire". FredK: top shape getting bigger..... Pamela: and how is Jeffy doing Jillian? George: oh, my crohns HAL-9000: Sorry to hear, George... :-( Pamela: is that like "oh my aching head" George? Pamela: Bob, where is your lady wife this evening? George: no my aching butt rich-c: yes, Bob and Rich and I have all contributed a second geneeration to Adam, now it's up to the rest of you :=)
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moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: LOL HAL-9000: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
changed username to Judy Jillian: He's good. Busy, busy, busy. He's learned how to crawl onto the coffee table. Pamela: there she is - it's magic! rich-c: hello Judy Pamela: Hi, Judy
changed username to Judy FredK: Hi Judy Jillian: Hi Judy. rich-c: hello Judy twice
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: the coffee table??? HAL-9000: Here's a sigfile quote I saw tonight that is going up on my basement wall next to the workbench...and probably the robot lab too:
changed username to Meeka FredK: Jillian, had he taken a sip of coffee yet? Judy: Hello everyone Pamela: Hi, Meeka rich-c: hi meeka Meeka: Hello FredK: Hi Meeka Jillian: It's hard to keep up sometimes. No coffee in the house, but he would drink my vanilla coke if I let him. George: Hi Judy and Meeka rich-c: go for it, Rich Judy: there is two of me Jillian: He's also almost figured out how to use a straw. Judy: don't know why HAL-9000: "Two friends in time of trouble: WD40--for when it doesn't move and should, and duct tape, for when it moves and shouldn't."
rich-c requested to ban Judy
Pamela confirmed ban
Meeka confirmed ban
FredK confirmed ban
BobS confirmed ban
Judy confirmed ban Pamela: Oh, I love it Jillian: It's cause the world needs more people like you, Judy. Pamela: aw, that's so sweet, Jillian FredK: thats 2 to 1 then ay!
moved to room Meeting Place Judy: ya, right, would be nice to have four hands on days like today rich-c: since I'm busy trying to move a frozen tap at the moment, I can appreciate that
changed username to macfaker west Pamela: that's a sentiment I can get behind Pamela: Hi, Ron Judy: hi, Ron FredK: frozen tap? Jillian: Did you have all the grand kids today? HAL-9000: Stuck spigot in American :-) BobS: HEY, got a great cheapo deal working here.....finally got the online answering service working great...while we are on the internet!!! Judy: yes, I did, wonder woman rich-c: the inside control for the hose bib, Fred macfaker west: Hall macfaker west: o rich-c: hi Ron - grown webbed feet yet? BobS: it rings and the caller leaves us a voicemail which pops right on thru George: Hi faker FredK: what a relief! BobS: YO Ronal macfaker west: It foggy in Comox - right down on the deck BobS: d Judy: and had Ryan's lawyer come when they were all here Jillian: That's cool, Bob. Now you just need VOIP. FredK: Hi Ron BobS: whats' that????? macfaker west: Hi Fred HAL-9000: Hello Ron. Jillian: Greetings Ron. rich-c: voice over internet protocol Jillian: How did the lawyer meeting go? BobS: l;ike as in instant messenger?????? Pamela: I'm sure the atty was impressed! BobS: got that Jillian: Sorry. I live with a geek and assume everyone gets the jargon. rich-c: don't you need a v.92 modem for that? Judy: don't know, she didn't say that she would let Mandy have Ryan all alone yet, but court will tell the story tomorrow Pamela: yeah, but he's such a lovable geek Jillian macfaker west: Nothing like a windows emulator on an iMac macfaker west: like operating in a bowl of jelly Meeka: I knew what it ment Jillian (you aren't the only one ) Jillian: Dale says you only need a 28.8 connection. Judy: say a little prayer for us that they will let her have some time alone with Ryan rich-c: it's not the connection speed, it's the connection protocol, far as I can determine Pamela: I'll take your word for that Ron, never having tried it Jillian: He is a very lovable geek indeed. He took time off work to take us to the doctor today. Jillian: Will do Judy. macfaker west: ( BobS: HEY, who jsut cvalled and hung up on me???????? HAd to be one of ya'll George: i have a 3.5 connectin Pamela: not guilty Meeka: not me macfaker west: not I sir Pamela: check on the ones who have ADSL Pamela: : ) rich-c: havent even looked up your number since Adamcon FredK: Hardly know what you look like FredK: jk macfaker west: What's this I hear about snow in Toronto rich-c: easy to find out, just go to Dale or Meeka's websites and look at the picturees BobS: well maybe it was some joker like Pam.........or a salesman..........or my dear ol' dad - he HATES answering machines Jillian: It's mostly gone now, but Sunday morning was icky. Pamela: oh yeah, major amounts of it on Sunday - and me driving all over the freakin city rich-c: we had something over ten inches - mucky stuff Jillian: We were headed to church and spun out on the 401. macfaker west: nasty eh? macfaker west: This is not good Jillian Pamela: 24.5 cms when it was all over I hear rich-c: I had sense enough to stay in the house and watch the football games Judy: sounds bad, Jill BobS: OH NO, Dale wasn't making you drive ws he? FredK: Go ALLS GO!à HAL-9000: I am requested to go watch our new FOTR DVDs...so I am signing off for tonight. Jillian: Very nasty. but not a scratch on the car or us. Judy: and what does that mean, pam rich-c: OK Rich, see you Sat or next Wed, as fortune allows macfaker west: I am 3000 miles from the 401 and quite appropriately placed macfaker west: thank you very much BobS: INCHES for us southerners please HAL-9000: Stay safe, those of you with snow underfoot (or under tire). HAL-9000: <poof>
HAL-9000 left chat session Pamela: I want a review next week Rich Jillian: After that we canceled our plans to drive to Waterloo in the afternoon and vegged all day at my in-laws. rich-c: I quopted in inches, weren't you listening? Pamela: like Dad said, about 10 inches FredK: Bob that would be times 2.54 i think. macfaker west: Yes, we have a wierd system of measurement in this land rich-c: why don't you just get one of those little online instant converters, Bob? BobS: I am GLAD that you had that yucky stuff and not us....was cold but nice here on ssun rich-c: no, it's our neighbours to the south who are weird Jillian: Ever noticed that we don't really do every thing in one system or the other? Pamela: lessee, from here to pick up my mother in law, up to Woodbine Centre, back to my mother-in-laws, out to Leslie and 7, back to the airport, down to Emily and Chris's and home again. Nearly 100 kms rich-c: there's them, Liberia, and Burma - the rest of the world uses the system we do FredK: the whole world is weird Judy: that is awful, glad it was you and not us :o) George: well back my bags and go home Jillian: Like when was the last time you heard paper described in metric terms? It's still 8.5x11 and reams macfaker west: I can understand everything except kilopascals rich-c: ah, these metric types, give them an inch and they take a mile FredK: LOL Pamela: and temp depends on the time of year - 0 is colder than 32 but 32 is cooler than 90-odd rich-c: my printer being Japanese talks about paper sizes as A4 and stuff Jillian: Very true, Pam. macfaker west: yeah, and a metre is kinda like a yard, but not exactly macfaker west: and a litre is sorta like a US quart, but not exactly Pamela: I still measure small distances in Imperial, but large distances in kms. rich-c: call it a yard with GST... macfaker west: yeah FredK: thats my back yard Pamela: tee hee macfaker west: Thank the Dear Lord we didn't convert Canadian football George: my printer prints an unknown language rich-c: the litre is a compromise between the American and a real quart FredK: lol Pamela: a prince of a printer! Judy: I don't think I could ever get used to using your way macfaker west: We can't get used to it Judy Pamela: no, you'd just learn to speak both, Judy Jillian: We have a definitive answer. AIm and MSNIM both do VOIP if you configure them correctly and have the hardware. rich-c: hate to tell you, Judy, but you are using it all the time Pamela: oh, and I still cook and bake in Imperial rich-c: what size does your wine come in? your film? any prescriptions you buy? Judy: you are right but I don Jillian: I learned metic from about grade 3 on and am pretty good with it. macfaker west: Mother keeps asking me how much ground round she's buying. darned if I know Judy: 't have to figure that way Pamela: 454 grams equals a pound, Ron Pamela: I still do the math macfaker west: might be 1/2 a kilo, but that's too much Jillian: I prefer to cook in metric. Pamela: I actually have it written down and refer to it fairly often BobS: nobody should have to learn new measure units in their lifetime... macfaker west: I know, but..... rich-c: having spent more than half my life in an Imperial world, I do view metric with scepticism rich-c: not necessarily, Ron, one gets hungrier as he gets older macfaker west: I was born HUNGRY Pamela: Jillian, like you I started getting metric in Grade 4, but by then I'd already learned Imperial Judy: I am to old to change my cooking that way macfaker west: and nothing has changed BobS: wine sizing......box about yea by yea......and when it's empty we throw it away......size= full, then empty George: i cook by the ton Pamela: however, I'm gonna start quoting my weight in kilos : ))) Jillian: You must have a large deep freezer, George. FredK: observant Bob... Judy: it works George: really large macfaker west: So your standard 8 ounce can of Diet Coke BobS: that's the Michigan way...... :-) macfaker west: contains 355 ml rich-c: did you see Antonia Serbisias' article in the Saturday Star about how she lost about 50 kilos? macfaker west: I know that because I happen to have one in my hand Pamela: no, but then I haven't had time to read a paper in ages Jillian: I wish I had a deep freeze. That's going to be my first purchase after we get a house. rich-c: when do you plan to start house hunting? Judy: we have a small freezer it does help Jillian: I tend to drike my softdrinks from 600ml bottles. macfaker west: Yes, then you can fill it with KILOGRAMS of meat Pamela: couldn't live without my deep freeze - our fridge freezer is so small, it barely holds anything at all Jillian: My deadline for moving to Brooklin is June 2003. macfaker west: oh oh macfaker west: 649 numbers delayed due to technical difficulties Jillian: We will probably start looking seriously in Feb. George: i drink by the half gallons macfaker west: you guys in the east have been playing around again rich-c: plan to move out with Dale's folks, do you? Pamela: where's Brooklin, Jillian? rich-c: they didnt draw mine, Ron, so they have to go back and do it again right Jillian: North end of Whitby. macfaker west: oh ok Pamela: wow, that's fairly far out Pamela: especially for us Westonites Jillian: We go to church out there, our chiropractor and dentist are out there and there are many babysitters out there. macfaker west: Are you a Westonite, Pamela? Pamela: commute is gonna suck though Pamela: I am, Ron macfaker west: aha macfaker west: I KNEW it! Pamela: Right on the border between Etobicoke and York rich-c: and besides, the Wick family run about half the town :-) Pamela: is there something else going on here I don't know about? macfaker west: and west Jillian: Dale only commutes about twice a week now and I work between Kennedy and Warden, so if I'm driving about 35 or 40 mins. macfaker west: or at least, they used to macfaker west: Are Neil and Dale part of THAT Wick family? rich-c: yup macfaker west: mmmm Pamela: okay, now i'm really lost Pamela: explanation please Jillian: THAT? Wick family? ummm I'm lost too. rich-c: the video rental business Neil runs is one of a number of Wick family enterprises Pamela: good, I don't feel so bad macfaker west: well , out here Vancouver's CTV outlet used to be run by Wick Communications macfaker west: they got bought out a year or so ago Jillian: Sorry no relation to Wick communications known. rich-c: oh, that's likely an unacknowledged branch macfaker west: ok. Consider myself duly corrected George: i need to get rid of comcast Pamela: sorta like saying that Ron MacLean is a cousin of ours macfaker west: right Jillian: Right now there are only about 3 Wick enterprises, that are going concerns. Pamela: he must be related - he looks just like that side of the family Pamela: and fairly closely, I would guess George: they keep overcharging me Jillian: What's comcast? Pamela: me, I'm a Clee through and through, from the nose down rich-c: get used to it, George, they are now the biggest cable company in the U.S. George: cable TV macfaker west: What do the Clees own? rich-c: they just bought out AT&T Broadband Pamela: 21 macfaker west: Apart from the oldest working automobile in the city of toronto Pamela: Rondale Blvd. rich-c: in your neck of the woods, they're the power in the real estate biz macfaker west: ooohhhhh!!!1 George: they double billed me this month rich-c: my cousin Candiace is the best real estate appraiser in BC macfaker west: ok Jillian: The only famous or rich Arnott that I know about is some hockey player. rich-c: her father was president of the BC Real Estate board and hughe successful broker - now retired Pamela: hmm, they named a forest in Wales after us . . . macfaker west: have heard the name Jillian, and I'm not even a hockey fan Judy: yesterday I put out all my snowbabies, did the boys ever like that today Pamela: so what are all the other cousins doing? rich-c: and the Dunkin connection nearly monopolize the optometry business on Vancouver Island macfaker west: how many have ya got Judy? FredK: any relation with the donuts? Pamela: no Fred, that would be Dunkin' Judy: can't count them all, tooo many rich-c: jnaw, Fred, we never have any luck that way Jillian: I love snowbabies. George: i like dunkin donuts Pamela: brb Jillian: Jeffy is trying to break into the china cabinet. BRB macfaker west: Have seen a couple of pics - a while back FredK: they could have done eye tests through the donut hole... rich-c: wait till Tim Hortons get down to your neck of the woods, George Judy: it looks great in here, even the tree is all snowbabies, yes, we put up the Christmas tree rich-c: then you'll get to see what real donuts are about - coffee too BobS: I DON"T like Krispy Kreme donuts...........FritLay ameks Star Puffs.....MUCHO better George: whats that? macfaker west: We will have to provide some Tim Hortons doughnuts here rich-c: actually, George, Tim Hortons are a subsidiary of Wendys, in which they hold the controlling interest macfaker west: or at the very least TIMBITS Pamela: timbits, timbits, timbits (they make a good chant) rich-c: they are an immensely successful Canadian chain which Wendy's acquired with a stock swap Judy: I could use a star puff right about now macfaker west: louder Pamela, I can't hear you George: oh, i don't do wendys Jillian: We are not putting up the tree until at least Dec16. Just not enough space in the place to have it up for more than a month. Pamela: TIMBITS, TIMBITS, TIMBITS Pamela: better? macfaker west: that's better rich-c: we have run out of space to put a tree up at all George: BRB Pamela: Judy, I gather that your tree is artificial? rich-c: I will settle for a decent bunch of exterior lights Judy: we will be gone for a week so we decided to put it up a week early, usually put it up the week of thanksgiving Meeka: ok, I am outta here, I still have one load of laundry to do yet tonight Jillian: I don't think they should be up long enough to have tyo dust. Pamela: well you're certainly the silent type tonite Meeka Judy: don't know if we will put up the lights etc this year rich-c: ok Meeka, glad you came by - see you soon FredK: Have a good one Meeka, must leave myself......bye to all great night.. Jillian: nite meeka rich-c: OK Fred, see you Sat or Wed we hope Judy: bye Meeka talk to you later Pamela: have a good close encounter with the washer - nite! Meeka: night night
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FredK left chat session Pamela: what does? macfaker west: the idea of going up the ladder to tend to the lights Pamela: oh rich-c: so who goes up a ladder? macfaker west: when I'm up there, I get this thought, that people in my age group have been known to have heart attacks atop ladders rich-c: I'll put net lights over the shrubs in front Pamela: can you see over them yet Dad? rich-c: andstrings of icicle lights from hangers inside the porch enclosure macfaker west: however I will do it Jillian: The trick is to put them up in August when it's nice outside and there is no snow to make things slippy. Pamela: or never take them down Jillian: You still have to fix bulbs etc. if you don't take them down. George: we can't put things out here they get stolen Pamela: has anyone realized that Christmas Day is a Wednesday? macfaker west: They have not come down in 7 years, and probably well before that. My late father (God rest his soul) never took them down macfaker west: ,So all's I have to do is replace the odd one that has died over the summer Judy: we usually put people outside with lights on the porch Jillian: I had a friend who used to turn them on in the summer to help people find his house. Pamela: I'll bet it worked, too Jillian: Next a comment from the peanut gallery..... macfaker west: Yeah, we got one dude at the end of the street that jumps the gun every year.... he's had his up and on for 2 weeks rich-c: yes, there are people in the city who have white lights so they can keep them on year round George: next please Jillian: g hh Pamela: hi peanut macfaker west: I've been known to go ballistic in stores if I hear Christmas Carols before Remembrance Day Judy: we chain them down so they can't steal them Jillian: jfgkl;fgfg836635.asp?cp1=1#BODY6thhi9 macfaker west: this year, it was before Halloween rich-c: I lean towards about 3 weeks before and after Christmas, but I'm lenient Pamela: talkative little nut Jillian: njjkjcvvvvvvvvvhcv k macfaker west: for me, the whole business starts TOO DAMN EARLY !!! George: ghdseswmmmmm rich-c: yes, as far as I am concerned anything Christmas till after Remembrance Day is cause for a boycott - at least macfaker west: right on Rich Jillian: rt999999cr kky99y Pamela: well the Weston Santa Claus Parade is this weekend - that's the start of the season for me macfaker west: Jillian, your keyboard has gone bftsplkyggr rich-c: you might even get Russell out to it - the Grey Cup game isnt till 6 p.m. Pamela: I must say, it's very cool to have the parade forming around the corner and only have to walk a block to get a great seat Pamela: no, he has to work this weekend George: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ macfaker west: 3 pm PST rich-c: have to make him a tape, then Pamela: at least he's on afternoons and will be well out of the way by the time they start blocking off roads macfaker west: Have put mother on notice that I intend to watch the entire game Pamela: oh, I'm sure that he plans to tape it Dad rich-c: Frances has been advised similarly - she can control her enthusiasm Pamela: barricade yourself in the Snake Pit with a sign that says "do not disturb" Ron macfaker west: :) rich-c: to be honest I understand her point of view - football during dinner is a trial' Pamela: maybe I'll just steal Mom and drag her out to dinner with the rest of the girl crew for Barbara Pamela: 's birthday macfaker west: sounds like a plan Pamela Pamela: yeah, but Dad might starve rich-c: OK, I'll call me in a pizza while you all have a girls' night out macfaker west: Oh, he'll make out, if he thinks of food at all macfaker west: there ya go Judy: the TV goes off for dinner than the guys can watch to there hearts content, you do have to plan the right time to eat rich-c: my only problem would be not having someone to split the wine with macfaker west: For you good folk south of the border, this is the week of our Super Bowl like football game Pamela: well you can save her portion for her Jillian: I got my good computer back this week and it's quite facinating to have mommy sitting at a desk to be at a computer. macfaker west: East vs West George: no booze Jillian: Plus I now have an optical mouse which gives off a pretty glow. Pamela: good vs. evil (evil being the Eskimos) rich-c: also known as the Grand National Drunk, though in honesty times are changing macfaker west: OH BITE YOU macfaker west: R macfaker west: bite your tongue (is wht I was trying to say) macfaker west: evil indeed Pamela: oh really? ; ) rich-c: AARRRGGOOS!!!! macfaker west: Now that I'm back in the west, there is no question, absolutely no questiion Jillian: I'd better get going. It's time for a pumpkin to go to bed. macfaker west: Nite Jillian Pamela: poor kid doesn't know what food group he falls into rich-c: right Jill, take it easy, glad you came by Jillian: Enjoy your football talk and I'll talk to all later. Pamela: nibble on him and tell him goodnight for us macfaker west: You still awake Bob? Judy: give him a kiss goodnite, Jill and talk to you later Pamela: and hi to Dale, too macfaker west: Judy? Jillian: poof George: nite Jill
Jillian left chat session macfaker west: ESKIES RULE Judy: what Ron BobS: YO Pamela: we'll see Ron, we'll see rich-c: Bob is likely off surfing eBay - that's usually the explanation when he goes quiet macfaker west: just wondered You were being quiet macfaker west: ah Judy: just sitting here, almost all here Pamela: the natives are getting restless out in the living room - do I want to know what they're doing? rich-c: probably not, daughter macfaker west: no Pamela: yeah, you're right BobS: was there I admit..........bidding on Owners Manual for 1969 Cadillac........Dad just bought a nice one and had it painted rich-c: isn't it time for their nightly 40 laps of the kitchen circuit? Judy: what natives, Pam Pamela: about that time - but Willow is just whining BobS: dem darn cats?????? macfaker west: that would be a nice vehicle fer sure eh? Pamela: okay, that was a thump - brb
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changed username to little Red macfaker west: I been looking on eBay for laptop batteries. trying to get up the courage to actually bid Judy: no, it is ugly!!!!!! rich-c: why did he have it painted - was it pink? macfaker west: oh really ? Judy: cream Judy: or pale yellow macfaker west: yeah, but it's a Caddy. Once a Caddy, always a Caddy BobS: was a yucky kinda creme/yellow.....had it painted RED macfaker west: ok, a red CADDY then Pamela: Rin, is that you? little Red: yup...hi Pamela: hi babe - you survived! little Red: hi people rich-c: Ron, Radio Shack are now into rebuilding laptop batteries Judy: hi, little red BobS: Rin, Rin......speak up gal macfaker west: Medusa in another life little Red: precisely macfaker west: hmmmm.... interesting idea Rich rich-c: no independent word on how good the work or deal is, but it beats new replacements Pamela: I hear you tried to take Joan's hand off on the flight little Red: prior to the change BobS: and price wise how are they rich Judy: how was your flight? rich-c: hi Erin little Red: yeah if I hadn't have bitten off all my nails prior she would have been punctured George: hiya little Red: hi uncle R little Red: hi George rich-c: no word on price, Ron; Frances said they seemed a lot cheaper than new ones though Pamela: what had you so freaked? little Red: the whole idea of getting of the ground macfaker west: there's an outfit in VR that will do it for $189. Judy: how about what was said last week on chat BobS: unca Richard skeered the billy bejeevers out of the poor thing Pamela: frankly, I'm surprised you're still up - what time did you land last night? BobS: say WHAT??????? little Red: 11:10 Pamela: yuck little Red: yeah last week chat was extremely "helpful" BobS: what will it cost to ship from here to you Ronald???????? Pamela: you must be exhausted. Did you go to work today? little Red: had too BobS: got good ones here, not new. but good George: oh, it's going to get stinky outside Pamela: and don't worry, I'll have a chat with your uncle about "helping" little Red: and just got back from the tribute dinner for Mr. Gray Pamela: oh, I forgot about that - was it good? Judy: did you have a good time and was the return flight easier ? little Red: PM was the speaker and he was magnificent little Red: i had a great time thanks Pamela: PM for PM Pamela: : 0) little Red: the flight back was really cool almost surreal rich-c: and the sooner the better George: PMS? little Red: @pam-something like that little Red: hehe Judy: that's good!!! Pamela: did you like the flight from T.O. to Windsor better? rich-c: PM = Prime Minister; also Paul Martin, wanna-be Prime Minister macfaker west: Sorry Bob, I missed the first part of your question macfaker west: What are we shipping? little Red: i think so....got to feel more and i was on the wing and watched the propeller Pamela: so, think you'll get on a plane again? rich-c: oh, did you have a DASH-8 for that part of the trip? BobS: toshiba battery.......shipping cost....... little Red: definitely....i realized on the way home how slow the car is Judy: and a real plane next time Pamela: tee hee little Red: @rich-yeah the TO to Windsor macfaker west: Oh..... suspect $10 ought to do it....that's a guess, but should be close little Red: i was on 3 different planes total little Red: so i am a pro now rich-c: we like DASH-8s - they are built just up the street from us, so to speak Pamela: yes, there's something to be said for taking 1.5 hours between the two cities, instead of the usual four little Red: definitely little Red: @pam i called my friend when I was in TO on the way home and he said that if there was more time he would have come to see me macfaker west: Have you got a spare there? rich-c: Bob, don't forget the exchange rate BobS: just check post office.....say about $15.50 4-10 days............ Pamela: well, I talked to your Mom last night and she said you might try to call, but when I didn't hear from you by 9:30, I headed to Kimberly's Pamela: that's where i was when you called BobS: got spares here........not new, but last over an hour little Red: ahhh...iwe were delayed and i didn't even call him until 9:20 macfaker west: what's the weight? any idea? macfaker west: can't be a pound BobS: guessed 4 poiunds Pamela: that's what she said, but I didn't clue in at the time macfaker west: really? well I suppose when you get it boxed up and all BobS: only problem is....do they check anything at the borders????? not supposed to ship batteries Pamela: I guess I was a little distracted little Red: uh-huh macfaker west: they might macfaker west: It's the luck of the draw Pamela: between 3 loads of laundry and the TV, I wasn't at my best rich-c: I suspect at the moment anything small and heavy is going to get looked at VERY closely little Red: oic rich-c: and I don't mean just at the border, either macfaker west: I wouldn't worry about it Bob, I'm making out ok with an electrical cord and an outlet most of the time little Red: you know my friend James...the guy who lives in OTT and used to be CA? macfaker west: and I've noted some available through e-bay.ca Pamela: yup - four loads last night, another three tonite - I have GOT to do my laundry more often - I still have another four or so to go BobS: can yawe can breing ya one next summer.........I need a dead one though.... Pamela: ya macfaker west: that I have, and that we could do BobS: to trade in with an "incorrect" laptop I bought BobS: but ya can't send a dea one either probably little Red: we did lunch on Tues. and he took me on an extended tour....we drove out to the RCMP stables and back BobS: i need a dea one in a couple of weeks macfaker west: no, so let's wait till you get here little Red: that was great Pamela: oooo, nice little Red: he pointed out the embassies, ambassadors homes, Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex Pamela: did you tell your friend this? little Red: yup Judy: do it every week, pam then it doesn't get away from you li,ke that rich-c: how long do laptop batteries tend to last, anyway? Pamela: I know I should Judy, but I hate doing laundry. I'd rather scrub the toilet macfaker west: According to the Apple manual - 4 years BobS: varies rich......NEW, there are ones that last 1 hr, some 2 hr macfaker west: assuming proper treatment BobS: depends on the ma rating . some are 2600 some are 4000 some odd ma's macfaker west: I mean yes 2 hours between re-charges....overall life is 4 years rich-c: suspect then that my laptop battery may not have many days left Judy: I did do that today, not my favorite job, but Josh doesn little Red: and the first province outside of ON that i went to is QC BobS: not so rich...got some for comapq 486 33mhz ones that work good Judy: t like to use a dirty one macfaker west: I dunno rich, the one I have in my Mac is at least 4 years old, and it's now giving me about an hour of running time Pamela: It'd be different if we had an ensuite, but I have to sort it all first, then haul it down to the first floor from the fifth, along with the soap, the fabric softener and the Downy balls and the money, then come back in 23 minutes to switch it over rich-c: I havent even tested teh running time on mine, just know that once I did manage to use it for 15 minutes BobS: basically they are ALL simply double AA nicad batteries end to end Pamela: it's a large size pain Judy: that is the pits, don't blame you for putting it off BobS: the only way to build it up rich, is to run it until it is dead (or catch it ean plug it in when it is dying), then charge it up, run it down, charge it up Pamela: well, the flip side is, if I did it more often, I wouldn't have to haul it all at the same time- so it's a trade off BobS: like so and it will get better and better if it is a worthwhile battery Judy: you must have a lot of clothes to put it off that long rich-c: I have no trouble plugging it in but running it down is another matter Pamela: I can go for about three weeks before I get desparate macfaker west: that's right Bob...... seems like they want to be used Pamela: It helps that I can wear jeans to work so I don't have to wash work clothes separately Judy: ok, I would have trouble long before that!!! Pamela: five pairs of jeans, all different colours, no waiting macfaker west: Other than the battery though, Bob, I must tell ya that I sure like the 'puter Doug sold me. Got all the horsepower I want Pamela: well, I have a lot of clothes it's true - and I swore this year I wasn't going to buy any winter clothes. So far I've stuck to my guns rich-c: I have only been using the laptop Saturday afternoons, so I can chat while watching the football games
little Red left chat session Judy: I change my clothes to often, I guess rich-c: but event then I am running with it plugged in BobS: tell ya what Ron.......mail your dead one here ASAP labeled "used computer parts" and we will see if it gets thru. And we will bring you a good one next July...Aug ??? macfaker west: pretty much taking it everywhere I go.... thus solidivying my reputation as a geek Pamela: I only wear my tops once - I sweat too much to do otherwise macfaker west: ok Bob, I will do that. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. It's just sitting here Pamela: that's why I'm the worst over-packer in the western hemisphere BobS: our P.O. says 15.50 (US) for 4-7 day delivery........bubble wrap it and make sure to have your return address on it rich-c: I have been trying to get Frances to use it but she needs USB ports macfaker west: ok BobS: that total was for 4 pounds, shouldn t wiegh that much though Pamela: where did Erin go? macfaker west: depends on how much I 'bubble' it up rich-c: maybe she just fell asleep over the keyboard? Judy: dirt sticks to me, so I have to change often Pamela: perhaps Dad. Judy, the dirt sticks to the kids and gets transferred - I've seen it happen rich-c: doesnt matter Ron, we have no "small packets" category, so once it's over 20 mm thick, you're into parcel rates Judy: she didn't say goodbye, maybe she got thrown off macfaker west: yup.... sounds ok rich-c: and Canada Post has set parcel rates to make it cler they don't want to be in that business Pamela: probably got onto Messenger and got distracted Pamela: that's okay, I'll talk to her tomorrow Judy: that is true, they tend to be messy especially eating Pamela: now there's an understatement macfaker west: So, good folk, I must go out for 8 pm so I shall bid you a fond g'nite rich-c: OK Ron, try for Sat, otherwise see you Wed Pamela: must you Ron? Judy: just got the carpet cleaned last week so they can only eat at the table or in the kitchen George: nite Ron macfaker west: yes..... unfortunately BobS: bye bye Ron macfaker west: later all Pamela: well alright, if you must . . . good nite Judy: made cleaning up after them a lot easier macfaker west: As Macfaker sets in the west..... a loud cry was heard Judy: nite Ron macfaker west: ESK---I------MO's Pamela: I was never allowed to eat anywhere but at the table rich-c: nite Ron Pamela: as I said Ron, we'll see
macfaker west left chat session Judy: sippy cups now days are supposed to be so wonderful, not Pamela: but then, I never ate anything but meals anyway, so that was a given Pamela: I must admit that some sippy cups are better than others Judy: they have to have a snack both in the morning and in the afternoon after there naps Pamela: I don't remember that far back Pamela: : ) Judy: love nap time Pamela: I'll bet George: me too rich-c: yes, I'm getting to the stage where they are appreciated too Pamela: it's the only reason I get through the weekend most weeks - because I never get enough sleep during the week George: i need my oxygen Pamela: had one Sunday, amidst all the running around. Couldn't have made it through otherwise rich-c: with respect, daughter, on that you could do better if you tried Judy: not for sleep to get things done Pamela: I hear they frown at falling asleep at the wheel Pamela: I know that Dad Judy: it could be hard on the car Pamela: I'm trying to do better rich-c: yes, sleeping at the wheel is hazardous to your health George: they do it here Pamela: so I hear rich-c: but yes, I know the temptation to stay up just a little longer Pamela: I have a mental block on the subject sometimes - I can be shaking and still pushing it Pamela: I have to get over that and take better care of myself rich-c: yes BobS: no, no no Pam, naptime comes FIRST Pamela: like I said, I'm trying to do better Judy: yes, you should no one else will Pamela: glad someone understands that Bob rich-c: anyway, did you folks escape the snow last weekend? BobS: got to have PRIORITIES ya know Pamela: well on that note, it's time I got some sleep - I have a seminar tomorrow that I'd like to be awake for BobS: yes, had none rich.....was little cold but no snow BobS: Sat even had some sunshine rich-c: well, no doubt your turn is coming, meanwhile count your blessings Pamela: at least I got some practice in snow driving BobS: next week is supposed to have some snow for our thanksgiving weekend George: it was 62 here Pamela: It was magical at first but that'll wear off fast rich-c: and we had some sun yesterday, more today, temps pushing 50 at one point Judy: ok, after all this, you better go have a good night talk to you next week BobS: 10 inchesn !!!!!! that's a lot for now Pamela: yes, I'm going to find my bed under the laundry and get into it Pamela: see everyone next week? BobS: HA BobS: ok nite Pam rich-c: OK, this coming weekend is your Thanksgiving, is it? George: nite Pam Pamela: thanks for the vote of confidence, Bob rich-c: goodnight daughter BobS: time for us to bow out too Geo and Rich George: the 28th BobS: next weekedn is our Thanksgiving Judy: I think I will call it a night also, so talk to you next week. rich-c: OK Bob, you and Judy take care, see you next week BobS: late this year Pamela: goodnite to everyone BobS: bye, bye.......
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