Scott: Hi Eric Eric: hello scott Scott: Looks like we beat everyone here Eric: yea i've been here a while Scott: Usually several people are already here when I enter the chat room Scott: How long have you been here?
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changed username to rich-c Scott: Wow, that's a long time Scott: Hello, Rich. Eric: hello rich rich-c: hey, 6you guys are early - couldn't wait to start? ;-) Scott: I just happened to remember that the chat was tonight and it so happened to be 7 PM MST! rich-c: note I'm right on the tick of nine (smug smile) Eric: yea i've missed the last few so i thought i'd get here early Scott: The Lakers lost again, so life is good. rich-c: FWIW eric, most nights we don't see any activity till 9 EST - some keep trickling in till 11 rich-c: I suspect by now the Raptors are out of it and just playing out the string Scott: Yeah, Raptors aren't too good Scott: Denver is surprisingly good late in the season Scott: As is Washington Scott: These two are traditionally the worst 2 NBA teams in the league rich-c: don't care about basketball myself, but with no hockey the local sports pages ar3e talking about other things instead Scott: Both will be in the playoffs Scott: Yeah, that's a real drag. Scott: Supposedly the CBA for the NFL may be in trouble a few years down the road Scott: Hopefully they can learn from this Scott: Now if it was Baseball, I couldn't care less rich-c: not always - when Fisichella won teh grand prix, they had a big colour picture on the front page of teh section Scott: We actually have a pretty good hockey team here in Denver Scott: Or had a pretty good hockey team rich-c: yeah, they made it to the Stanley Cup moer recently tyhan the Leafs, if I recall rich-c: sorry, eric, feel free to pitch in anytime Scott: The Avalanche are always one of the best, almost always in the playoffs Scott: The Maple Leafs are Calgary's team, right? rich-c: of course in Toronto they're still coasting on teh prestige of being one of the Original Six rich-c: you're pulling my leg, I trust Scott: No, I get the Canadian teams mixed up all the time Scott: Traditionally I just watch the Avalanche and whoever they're playing rich-c: the originals were Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadians Scott: But I watch it in between football and basketball, so it's my third favorite sport rich-c: Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames and Edmonton are latecomers Scott: Calgary Flames, that's right! rich-c: me, I watch motor racing and Canadian football Scott: I saw them in some postseason action not too long ago Scott: Never watched Canadian football. Scott: I'm so used to the NFL, I'm not sure how much I'd like it. rich-c: it's teh original football from which the American game was derived, but very different now Scott: Arena League Football is ok, but I still prefer the NFL rich-c: depends on how much you prefer sophistication and action to brute force Scott: It would be nice to have an NFL franchise in Canada rich-c: ni e for who, and why?
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changed username to BobS Scott: So we could get more of the world involved BobS: YES do that BobS: HI GYS rich-c: allo, Roberto Scott: The NFL Europe still has a long way to go BobS: GUYS rich-c: in Europe it has to compete with soccer and rugger - much better games (ask any European) BobS: what's the world tpoic here? Scott: That's why I love the world cup every 4 years rich-c: feetsball Scott: Now that the US has a decent soccer (football) team. Scott: It's easier to watch games rich-c: yes, Canada is working on one but hasn't got to the tipping point yet Scott: The US team is greatly helped by Major League Soccer rich-c: given our immigration, I can't understand why soccer isn't stronger here Scott: We have a lot more homegrown talent than before Scott: Yeah, that's strange. rich-c: they say Toronto will be over half "visible minorities" by 2017 Scott: But you still have hockey - a very entertaining and violent sport rich-c: we gave up on that in the Ballard years - he killed the game here rich-c: they are only now getting places in rebuilding Scott: Europeans seem to be warming up a little to American football Scott: But they need teams to root for rich-c: well, they don't get to see the real stuff ; - ) Scott: That's why I think we should add franchises in Mexico and Canada Scott: At least get North America engaged rich-c: sorry, a number of US cities took CFL franchises for a while, but they didn't fly Scott: Otherwise it's Hockey, Football, Soccer (North to South) rich-c: but there's still a group of Baltimore fans who come to the Grey Cup everey year rich-c: and motor racing world wide Scott: Canadian football also doesn't have any airtime in the US Scott: Hard to say what I'm missing rich-c: well, it does, but only on rather obscure cable networks Scott: I've been looking, but haven't come across anything Scott: There's a few NFL stars who have gone to the CFL rich-c: the number of networks carrying it is increasing Scott: Wouldn't mind seeing Doug Flutie play there if he's interested. rich-c: there are a number of NFL stars who developed and proved themselves in the CFL, too Scott: What networks? rich-c: Warren Moon and Doug Flutie come to mind Scott: Kurt Warner was an AFL guy, I believe rich-c: is there a Sunshine network? and what's the NY Yankees network called? Scott: Not sure if he played at all in the CFL Scott: Haven't heard of that cable station rich-c: think Jeff Garcia, lately Scott: At least it's not on any of the cable/dish package I know of rich-c: whole bunch of receivers Scott: I'll take a look. rich-c: I said they wer obsscrure - but keep looking Scott: It would be interesting to see what they're doing up there. rich-c: CFL linemen and linebackers are usually too light or small for teh NFL Scott: I think the Grey Cup is televised on a major network Scott: But I always miss it rich-c: the premium here is on speed and agility Scott: Is the field the same size? rich-c: when you have a longer wider field with more players per side it changes th9ings Scott: How many players are on the field? rich-c: also the end zones are much deeper and there are scoring differences Scott: Hmmm, didn't know that... rich-c: field is 110 x 65 yeards, 12 men per side, no fair catches Scott: Will have to check it out rich-c: single point on a missed field goal but teh defending team can run it back Scott: NFL is 11 per side, so there's 2 extra players on the field at all times rich-c: yes, and only three downs, too rich-c: makes for a very different game Scott: Wow, that is quite different rich-c: anyway, isn't it time Bob and eric got a word in edge4wise? Scott: YES BobS: am just listenin' BobS: and learnin' rich-c: well, toss in your views, too BobS: didn't know about the differences in the 2 football leagues either rich-c: well, actually, teh US game began when Harvard played as guests at McGill in the late 1800s rich-c: the Canadian game has stayed much closer to the original roots BobS: but we LOVE to score more points !!!!! :-) Scott: Yeah, nowadays there are too many things you can get penalized for rich-c: yes, we have very few gamess with 100 points (combined) in each year rich-c: most end up with scores like 32-27 or such BobS: sell then tis not much different scoring totals.......most nfl teams hit the 20-40 mark rich-c: that's a recent change, I think - used to be the results looked more like hockey scores Scott: Only if you're talking about last year's Redskins games Scott: We didn't score too many points :( rich-c: we hear a fair it about the Buffalo Bills - for some folk in Niagara they're teh closest team in any league rich-c: remindsw me, Scott, you've been talking of moving - any updates? Scott: The most exciting times for Buffalo recently were when Doug Flutie was playing for them rich-c: yes, they could offer him more than Toronto could Scott: We're thinking of buying an investment property and moving later Scott: Prices are good right now rich-c: define "later"? Scott: But we'd need to rent it out for a few years Scott: Until I finish my Bachlor's degree rich-c: if prices are good does that mean interest rates are bad? Scott: No interest rates are OK right now BobS: rates are CHEAP BobS: got nohwere to go but up Scott: Housing costs in that part of the country haven't caught up yet rich-c: here our rates are low and prices are ridiculous Scott: Define 'ridiculous' rich-c: the mostosity next to us is listed at $1.1 million Scott: Canadian dollars? rich-c: it's 3000 chintzy sq, ft, on a 45 x 120 lot rich-c: yeah, that's what we pay in here, Scott 8 = ) Scott: So 550,000 US? Scott: That's too much Scott: How can the average person ever pay that off? rich-c: well, a little more than that - say about $900,000 US at current exchange rates rich-c: they can't these places sell and then are back on the market in six months 'cause the owners can't carry them Scott: That's a small fortune rich-c: our whole neighbourhood is getting mansionized with these things fast as the builders can put them up rich-c: there's at least five more under construction within a block of our place Scott: Time to sell, Rich? rich-c: we'd likely do well; the house is worthless but the ground is about $400,000 Scott: You could have a mansion in some parts of the US with that money Scott: But you'd be in the US vs. Canada rich-c: we could have one in teh otuskirts of Toronto for that Scott: Go for it rich-c: but we don't want to move at all, let alone back to the US Scott: Well I wouldn't want to move to Canada either ;) rich-c: simply packing up and moving would be too much of a challenge Scott: Yes, not fun rich-c: 7es, not sure how much business there is in your field, Scott Scott: As in the Computer Sciences? I would suspect there's quite a bit... rich-c: depends on which part, Scott - IT is short everywhere, programming? ask Dale, he's done well Scott: How is Dale doing? He's never in the chat room Scott: Business booming? rich-c: but Nortel has had a rough time, and IBM are selling their computer business to China rich-c: he sold his startup to BestBuy and is now managing it for them Scott: Wow, that's great! Scott: So he's doing well money-wise rich-c: thats why he's rarely here; he's communting to Vancouver regularly rich-c: he concedes he isn't hurting ; - ) Scott: Maybe a soon to be millionaire rich-c: it would not surprise me rich-c: he's moved out to Whitby; I think it's hos third new house Scott: Third house? That's impressive... rich-c: still, he and Jill are both still working
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: hi daughter, you're late Pamela: wow, is everyone else late too? rich-c: checked your home email yet? Scott: Well, I better go do some homework Scott: Will talk to you later, Rich.
Scott left chat session Pamela: yes, why?
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: OK Scott, take care, don't forget the disc drive
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changed username to erin
changed username to WB BobS: Hi Pam rich-c: hello erin, you've not been around for a while Pamela: Hey Bob BobS: Hi Erin Pamela: Hi Rin, I just got here too erin: hello folks BobS: WILLIE????? rich-c: hi WB, where have you been the last feew ages 8 = ) erin: works been busy with all the protests WB: yes it is I BobS: been a LONG time mon BobS: ow you been? rich-c: and don't think we haven't missed you BobS: how rich-c: Pam, sent you some funnies, hope you liked them Pamela: reeled 'em in but haven't emptied the net yet Dad WB: I have been busy running back and forth to the doctors for my wife's kidney problems. BobS: still teaching in chicagoland? rich-c: OK, you'll get a coup[le of good giggles when you do BobS: bummer, hope she is ok WB: Yes I am still teaching in Chicago rich-c: that hurts, Willie, it's a real drain on both of you WB: She had kidney stones that had to be removed. WB: But she is better now. Pamela: greetings Willie rich-c: couldn't use teh sound shock to shatter them? BobS: good man.......keep up the good work....have not seen anybody coming from across the lake and not being illiterate Pamela: I'm Pam - nice to meet you rich-c: and if you didn't catch it, Pam is my daughter and Erin is my niece BobS: hi Pam, I am BOB, nice to meet youtoo !!!!! erin: hi WB: The pleasure is all mine!
(BobS hugs Pamela) Pamela: (chorus) Hi, Bob Pamela: awww erin: cute Bobs....where's mine <pout>
(BobS blows kisses at erin.) erin: hehehe erin: :-) WB: Hello Pamela!!! BobS: see???? I am not all bad !!!!! erin: thanks Bobs <said sweetly> BobS: thas OK lady ! Pamela: 75/25? WB: How is everyone? rich-c: oh, Pam, guess what - I got Star Wars I and II yesterday BobS: HEY WB....still want some newsletters of ADAM clubs???? Pamela: on DVD? BobS: IF Ron Mitchell wanders in, he is moving and has some WB: Yes I still want the newsletters! rich-c: yes, Best Buy had a one-day special, $15.99 Pamela: cool Dad - we'll have to borrow them from you at some point Pamela: we haven't seen either of them rich-c: wait till I watch them first! WB: I have already contacted Ron and he sent me a bunch! Pamela: If I wait for you to watch them I'll get to them around Christmas! rich-c: or maybe we'll have a family showing some night Pamela: mind you, I'll probably get to them around Christmas anyway . . . BobS: well shoot, Willie......i jsut emailed him about you wanting them rich-c: the thought had occurred to me... rich-c: Willie, how long since you were last on? Pamela: brb, gonna go dump my dirty dishes BobS: so I won't GIVE you his emal address WB: Loooong time! rich-c: like, I'm over my gfall bladder removal, hip implant is now fine, and looks like the heart is mending... WB: Has anyone heard from James? rich-c: he is usually here at some point, surprised he isn't on tonight Pamela: bye bye dirty dishes BobS: not tonight, but yes he is in most wed nights rich-c: he and Daniel are both missing; maybe they're having a privat3e messaging session Pamela: the sink ate them Pamela: my dishes, not James and Daniel BobS: PAM, you did NOT put the dishes DOWN the disposal, did you ???? Pamela: no disposal Bob rich-c: thaat's a relief 8 = ) Pamela: boy, I must be tired to be that silly Pamela: Erin, stop that giggling right now erin: <smirk> rich-c: I gather you two are very familiar with tireed at the moment Pamela: Erin's always tired Pamela: I'm always too late to bed erin: pretty much rich-c: why? the farmers have taken their tractors and gone home; her department is quiet again Pamela: Dad, have I mentioned that we're going to Windsor this weekend? Pamela: (oops) rich-c: I think you did, though I admit I'd forgotten - I'll tell your ma BobS: to GAMBLE??? Pamela: no, to visit relatives - although the cheap hotel may be a gamble : ) erin: actually the farmers were protesting in front of the casino in Windsor today rich-c: driving or train, Pam? Pamela: driving - keep your fingers crossed for no white stuff BobS: well IF they go into the casino, they may make some bucks BobS: no white stuff this weekend I don't think erin: I will keep my comments to myself <smirk> Pamela: tee hee rich-c: can you come and get that furniture item Graham wants and take it with you? Pamela: what furniture item? erin: the pipe stand? rich-c: the old smoking stand rich-c: yes, rin Pamela: is that the one that the TV was on? rich-c: quite possibly; I'll ask rich-c: your mother says yes Pamela: how big is it? rich-c: I'd say it should fit in your back area OK Pamela: yeah, but we have three peoples luggage as well rich-c: I don't think you'll have to fold any seats forward Pamela: so Erin, how do you feel about riding on the roof? erin: mine can go in the backseat rich-c: so what are you taking, steamer trunks? WB: I have to go now. I will try not to be a stranger! Take care all of you. One Good Night! Pamela: night Willie erin: bye Willie
WB left chat session rich-c: nite Willie, come back soon Pamela: two suitcases, a duffle bag and a box rich-c: my guess is that you'll have no problem Pamela: Rin is everything going in your suitcase - ie no extra bags or anything? Pamela: sorry Bob, I know this is boring erin: ummm erin: i may have extra bas but small erin: gift baggy stuff BobS: heck I was going to ask if I could come too............ Pamela: just meet us at the border - we can always feed one more erin: :-) Pamela: or two rich-c: not unless she overshoots by a real passel and has to come back! BobS: BORDER???????? what if i can't ge tin ???????? Pamela: I guess I'll have to come over and find out Dad BobS: been kinda bad since xmas you know Pamela: I don't think getting into Canada is a big worry Bob BobS: just gettin out, eh? Pamela: however, getting home again . . . Pamela: depends - do you want your car in one piece or several hundred? rich-c: as long as you have a US passport they will usually let you back home, Bob
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changed username to Judy Pamela: Hi Judy - are you coming too? BobS: just birth cert and driver license rich-c: hello Judy, come to join the old man? erin: hi Judy Judy: Hi, Pam Judy: and Rich, Erin Judy: coming where? BobS: and WHY???? Pamela: to Windsor for Easter dinner BobS: oh yea, forgot it ws easter Judy: can't we are having guest here Pamela: or lasagne on Saturday, your choice BobS: WE BUSY hon,,,,,,,sorry, can't make it to Windsor Pamela: awww erin: :-( Judy: can't make it home in time BobS: having D&M over. and Mandy and Judy's folks Judy: how is everyone? rich-c: hanging in there, Judy Pamela: keeping out of trouble erin: surviving BobS: lots of relec-tives Judy: ok Pamela: you said it Bob, we didn't BobS: I know Pamela: Erin we were down for Easter last year, weren't we?
moved to room Meeting Place erin: you were I believe Pamela: I meant you and I erin: I think so Pamela: why?
changed username to Island Ron rich-c: hello Ron Pamela: greetings from the big smoke, Ron BobS: hey ron !!!!! erin: hi Ron
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changed username to Guy B. Pamela: Hi Guy Guy B.: Greetings!!!! rich-c: so are the daffodils up yet? erin: hi Guy Island Ron: you mean the one I haven't seen yet BobS: Hi Guy Judy: hi, Guy Guy B.: Erin, been a while. How have you been? Island Ron: Daffy's we got all over the place BobS: that's the one Island Ron: ok rich-c: hey Guy, how did you slip in? erin: surviving, how've you been? Guy B.: Just now. BobS: tis like a Mickey Mouse convention eh? rich-c: gee, you missed Scott and Willie B already rich-c: Daniel isn't on and Dr. D. - well, you saw his email BobS: and Eric Guy B.: Oh rats. Willie I haven't heard from in a while. Island Ron: sorry about that. Got into reading an e-book in the car down by the water after supper BobS: Willie sasy he will be back soon rich-c: I know, and he's over your way, too Pamela: sounds nice Ron rich-c: his wife is having trouble with kidney stones and it's been a busy time for him Pamela: by the way, did I mention we got more snow today? BobS: NO WAY BobS: why??????? BobS: and BTW, it sucks to be you dear Guy B.: Got a little too here, but it's all melted. rich-c: JP hates us, is why Pamela: thanks for your sympathy : ) erin: the groundhog lied Judy: glad it was you and not us, Pam Guy B.: We are expecting a warm-up by the weekend. rich-c: gee thanks Judy :-( Pamela: I walked across a planted median on Saturday and had to look twice at it to realize it was grass Judy: it was really cold here today but no snow Pamela: forgotten what it looks like rich-c: yes, we had a high of 2 and a really vicious wind
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: windy here too rich-c: but they are promising us 7 for tomorrow Pamela: and, I quote, ick Judy: I went to see the butterflies with Ryan the other day and saw the hyacinths coming up
changed username to Ron-west BobS: I WANT SPRING !!!!!! Pamela: I'll settle for no more white stuff BobS: or at least SUMMEr Guy B.: Pam and Erin. Might as well tell you the news that I got promoted last week. erin: congrats Ron-west: to err is human.... to really foul up requires a computer Pamela: congrats Guy - it finally came through! Pamela: ya got that right Ron-west: we got blossoms too, but you guys probably don't want to know that Pamela: how's the cleanup and packing coming Ron? Guy B.: Yep, it did. All of us got promoted as well, but I'll be carrying the lion's share a little more. BobS: we HAVE to know Ron......then we know ALL is not lost !!!! Ron-west: sloooowwwwlllllly BobS: warmth is coming our way.....sometime Ron-west: I am making progress, but it's painsteaking Pamela: don't worry, in July we'll all be complaining about how hot it is Judy: I am happy to just see the little guys coming up and the snow leaving Ron-west: or is that painstaking Judy: not me Ron-west: difficult Pamela: the latter, Ron Ron-west: tks BobS: Or the farmer Judy: we are happy for you Ron, just send some warm weather here will you?
(rich-c gives rich-c a nice tall frosty Guinness) Ron-west: why does a parcel travelling by slow camel from Canada end up expedited parcel when it crosses the border? Pamela: to get to the other side? Ron-west: costs a bloody fortune Pamela: sorry, wrong joke BobS: got me......but they came yesterday Ron-west: :( BobS: i saw that Ron-west: oh, ok Ron-west: anyway, Bob, you can decide what want to pay on that...... will talk to ya at the 'con BobS: don't you have media mail in ca???? Ron-west: not for individuals like me rich-c: what is media mail? BobS: in us it is cheap rate to anywhere BobS: media mail.........paperwork, books, disks, software, tyewritten stuff rich-c: no, our Post Office is looking for enough profit to pay off the national debt in a year BobS: hey, that is an idea ofr ours!!!!! :-) rich-c: we don't have a small packet rate, either BobS: scumbags rich-c: we've lost Ron again; what's happeneing? BobS: it's the island air Pamela: Hey Rin, you still awake? rich-c: Pam, you know the love seats in the living room? Pamela: yes Dad?
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changed username to still-ron Pamela: I can hear you snoring up here : ) rich-c: your mother wants to get rid of them - you or Rin want dibs? erin: :-) still-ron: keep freezing up Pamela: go to bed Rin - can I reach you at the office tomorrow? still-ron: turn in to what? rich-c: you must be using the DOSbox tonight, Ron Judy: night rin erin: yep I will be there...have a meeting at 2 but will be there before rich-c: night, rin Pamela: okay - I'll bring you up to speed as soon as I hear from Russell still-ron: Did you hear the one about the magician who walked down the street and turned into a bank? still-ron: Nite Rin Pamela: Nighty night erin: nite all
erin left chat session BobS: nite rin BobS: GONE still-ron: NO Rich, it's the iBook Guy B.: Bye Rin. Pamela: Dad, I don't want them thank you - I'll ask Erin again once she's awake rich-c: iBook, not a real Mac? still-ron: just changed from Safari to IE BobS: Judy don't get it ron still-ron: beginning to think so Rich rich-c: I'm on Firefox these nights BobS: NOW she got it after i spained it BobS: splained Guy B.: Me too. Judy: little slow here, too much crocheting Judy: can't think anymore Pamela: so Dad, what is Mom planning to put in the place of the loveseat? still-ron: I can almost see all four walls of the snakepit still-ron: been a while Pamela: heavens, Ron rich-c: we'll get teh old chair that matches the couch rebuilt, maybe another Pamela: if you keep at it, you might even find the floor! still-ron: yes..... imagine that! Pamela: you still have the chair?! rich-c: yes, it's been in teh basement all this time - loaded with computers ;-) Pamela: here's a novel concept for you - how about new furniture? still-ron: What are ya makin' Judy? still-ron: something for me to win at the 'con? Judy: a tablecloth still-ron: aha BobS: aw, we betternot come to the island to your house Ron.......I knid of liked the ol pit rich-c: no patience to shop and not impressed with current design still-ron: tablecloths don't usually do too well in batchelor places still-ron: Yes, I agree Judy: if I can do it , it is a little harder than the other things I have made Pamela: we'll talk, Dad : ) still-ron: The new version will have proper computer furniture and will be tidy still-ron: and clean rich-c: OK - that space will be getting rearranged Pamela: can I quote you on that Ron? still-ron: well, let's say there's usually what I would like, and what I end up with Judy: sounds like a plan, ron BobS: tidy??????? like everything has a place, right?????? still-ron: sometimes thay are quite different BobS: not spartan with no extra stuff still-ron: yes Bob. I hope so Pamela: I'm on that train Ron
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changed username to Daniel Pamela: right now I'm just surrounded Daniel: I know, I'm late! still-ron: well, we'll see Pamela: allo, Daniel BobS: just stack it neatly !!!! Judy: work on Bob he has too much of the computer stuff down inn the basement still-ron: Salut mon ami BobS: Hi Daniel Daniel: Hi guys and girls! rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel - tu es en retard Judy: it is getting away from him Pamela: alright Bob - you're next BobS: and jsut got more......... Judy: hi, Daniel BobS: from the island still-ron: carts should be on their way in the next couple of days Bob Pamela: I get it - you're all just playing pass the potato Daniel: I worked on some codes and then my computer crash. I did a reboot and then remember there was a chat session tonight BobS: ship them cheap mon still-ron: Crashing is bad for the health Daniel rich-c: we know about crashes, Daniel BobS: maybe thru japan and james still-ron: I don't think we got cheap Bob still-ron: Damn stuff got there way too fast rich-c: "ship" and "cheap" in the same sentence makes an oxymoron BobS: got to be some way to go cheap. ....or maybe time to pitch them...... idon't know still-ron: I told 'em, slowest camel they could find Pamela: apparently they're racing camels at the post office these days BobS: third or fourth class or lowere........... still-ron: We do have something called "publications mail" but you have to ship 1000 pieces BobS: like tenth class Daniel: une course de chameaux? BobS: WOW Daniel: what is this expression? Daniel: racing camels? still-ron: Taberhuit rich-c: it's an amusement, Daniel still-ron: more or less still-ron: a little cleaner rich-c: sort of a metaphor - slow, like a camel race still-ron: oh.... the camel bit rich-c: snails would make a better image Daniel: i agree still-ron: wanted the post office to mail the floppy disks by the slowest cheapest way possible...... they did not Pamela: it's like this Daniel: Ron shipped some stuff to Bob and told the post office to send them the cheapest way possible - ie the slowest camel they could find still-ron: but I said.... send "slow camel" Pamela: but by the time they got to Bob, the parcel was expedited - and so, they're apparently racing camels at the post office these days BobS: chekc it out on the ca post website before yo ship anything Daniel: be right back Judy: should have said slow boat to China rich-c: Ron, why don't you check rates on the Canada Post website then give teh postal outlet a hard time if they try to charge you more? BobS: I about had a heart attack when I saw 'expedited' and said somethign nasty about ron's shipping habits...... still-ron: Just got an item from eBay that came via UPS, and cost me an additional $42 CDN in brokerage fees BobS: etc still-ron: came from California. Forgot to tell the guy not to use UPS BobS: OUCH rich-c: yes, that's why I won't accept shipment by UPS ever Pamela: that'll learn ya still-ron: my own darned fault BobS: now, Ron......rihcard has told yo OFTEN about such things still-ron: I know, I know, memory is the 2nd thing to go rich-c: actually, Canada Post's lowest class for parcels is "expedited" rich-c: everything else is fast and more expensive still-ron: yes Rich, that's what they said. rich-c: except magazines, you're lucky to get them in teh right month still-ron: Guess I didn't have to mail the plastic containers Pamela: I must admit, given the volume of mail, I'm amazed at how fast things get from point A to point B BobS: well then ron maybe toss the carts........or donate to local old stuff store Guy B.: Didn't see you come in Daniel. How are you? Pamela: However, I'm also amazed at how few people at the post office can read BobS: expedited.....shees still-ron: Yeah, it's gonna be pretty much the same thing Bob. Tell ya what, I'll bring 'em in July BobS: ok, at least that woudl be cheap still-ron: yes still-ron: All's I know is I'm not mailing any more floppies BobS: and we have Nafda right??????? still-ron: supposedly BobS: good thing we do or just WHAt woudl it cost to send things........ rich-c: yeah, right now teh head of Canada Post got fired for being politically incorrecyt and they have to scrape up his sevrance payment rich-c: (for that, read "golden parachute") still-ron: I'm paying it rich-c: we all are, Ron, excessively so still-ron: true still-ron: How many boxes have you received so far Bob? BobS: three still-ron: there's two more BobS: oh oh still-ron: on their way Pamela: have you inquired about a volume discount Ron? : ) BobS: probably expedited right???? still-ron: good idea Pamela, but no still-ron: I have not BobS: heck that was probably about a thousand by now still-ron: should have wrapped 'em all individually BobS: tell them you want a rebate Pamela: LOL rich-c: it's OK Bob, "expedited" is a post office euphemism for "when we gdet around to it" still-ron: right Bob ..... I'm already persona non-grata down there still-ron: got into a bit of a snit over the paperwork I had to fill out on each package. Don't think they like me any nmore Pamela: oh yes, I can see it - "here comes that guy with the parcels for Michigan - quick, hide!" still-ron: exactly rich-c: yes, a guy can get writers cramp doing all that BS\ still-ron: specially when I told 'em what was inside. like they went, "5-1/4 inch what?" Judy: so they charged you a little extra for the trouble BobS: andn then they say......."where;s michigan???? must be int he uk across the water - stab 'em !!!" Pamela: well now that you know what you need to fill out, do it in triplicate - on the computer still-ron: they actually gave me some of the forms to take with me BobS: SUCKERS !!!!!! still-ron: :) still-ron: right BobS: now you can stick it to em still-ron: Still got some newsletters...... they're even heavier BobS: bring in some boxes,with paper work all filled out, then back ou of the shipppng when they tell you how much $$$$$$ still-ron: Sent a pile to C. Murray. At least he's on the right side of the border BobS: was that substantially cheaper than to Willie????? Judy: that is the trouble I have with the post office, every time Bob sends me to send something for him they charge me more than they should still-ron: oh yeah...... how to make yourself popular Daniel: Hi Guy! Sorry I was away for a couple of minutes rich-c: problem is, Bob, weight doesn't determine the price Daniel: er.. it's "I were" BobS: does down here still-ron: weight plus size plus distance still-ron: X 7,300. Pamela: plus GST BobS: true Ron......but in country should be cheaper taht out of country rich-c: yes, you have to have a certain density still-ron: They measured all the parcels Daniel: I'm fine! And I did a nice meeting in Montreal rich-c: plastic foam pay like the package was bricks Daniel: I were able to present new coleco games during the ccjvq meeting still-ron: sounds like a good deal Daniel rich-c: neat, Daniel - how did folks like them? Daniel: I did a speech for two guys about coleco programming still-ron: BRB. (have this yen for an apple) Daniel: But there was 5 or 6 looking at new coleco projects I bring rich-c: even neater - now all you need to do is get them to Whitby in July 8 = ) Guy B.: You guys remember the program I showed you back last summer? Daniel: And because we are more than two with coleco projects in the club, we also talked about coleco programming and coleco emulators. Daniel: it was an amazing meeting rich-c: and very heartening, given the interest Pamela: I guess I'm coming over tomorrow night then right Dad? Daniel: some pictures Daniel: here Daniel: http://horeru.chez.tiscali.fr/ccjvq/ rich-c: that't fine Pam - what time? still-ron: crunch crunch, chomp chomp Pamela: after work I think - I'll know better in the morning rich-c: OK - you looking to get fed or just pass by? Pamela: just pass by I think - once again, I'll know better in the morning Guy B.: Well folks, have to go. I will see you all next week. Pamela: can I call you around noon? Pamela: Take care of yourself Guy. Don't work too hard. rich-c: see you Guy, and congrats on teh promotion still-ron: Nite Guy Judy: bye Guy rich-c: expect we'll be here, yes BobS: nite guy Pamela: okay. Guy B.: Poof
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: I think I shall follow Guy out - I'm getting pooped and I still have stuff to do Daniel: (too late) Daniel: Bye Pam! still-ron: nite Pamela rich-c: OK Pam, hear from you tomorrow BobS: nite pam rich-c: nite now Pamela: 'kay Daddy, g'night Judy: it is about that time, night all BobS: where was the convention Daniel????? BobS: am looking at the pics now Pamela: Nite to everyone and I'll see you next week Pamela: kerpoof rich-c: goodnight, Judy, glad to have you with us
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Pamela left chat session still-ron: Be well Judy Daniel: the convention was in Montreal BobS: ah Daniel: last saturday (19th march) still-ron: need to split too, good people, have somewhere to be at 8pm still-ron: rush BobS: ok Ron be dafe mon rich-c: I have to take out the recycling stuff in the snow, so I'll have to pack it in too soon BobS: safe Daniel: in a video game shop? still-ron: nite BobS: well it IS bedtime on the east coast
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