Dr. D.: Hi Richard. rich-c: hi Rich Dr. D.: Glad you are back home. rich-c: how's the weather in Cleveland? Dr. D.: Moderate, warm if you are doing physical activity, but not intolerable. Dr. D.: There have been only a couple of days this summer like the brutal roasting of last summer. rich-c: we have had about 28 as a high today, humidity nearing the upper edge of tolerable Dr. D.: Humidity has been good here too.
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changed username to BobS rich-c: gather we are supposed to see much of the same through the weekend Dr. D.: Granted I am glad I got the A/C fixed in the Voyager, a small respite during driving, since no A/C at home. Dr. D.: Hi Bob. BobS: hi guys rich-c: allo Roberto BobS: gonna be HOT HOT THO mon Dr. D.: How hot? BobS: forecast is over 90* and up thru next week Dr. D.: yummy Dr. D.: good weather to get married in :-S BobS: about Fri it goes up BobS: as long as you got AC BobS: everything on track so far?????? Dr. D.: Erin got the final approval needed via Purolator courier today, she stayed home from work to take delivery. rich-c: gather you got the last necessary paper today, Rich Dr. D.: We officially have permission to go purchase a marriage license in Windsor.
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changed username to Ginger Dr. D.: All we need is that paper and each of us presenting our passports, plus $130 CDN. BobS: and that would be when dr D? rich-c: well, here's Rin now Ginger: hi Gents Dr. D.: Probably in the morning a week from today. BobS: YO long lost lover BobS: SO yo misswed a day of work for this?????? Dr. D.: Rin is coming here at midnight Friday, by bus. BobS: missed Ginger: I did :-) Dr. D.: Staying through her birthday Tuesday, we leave for Windsor Wednesday. BobS: HELLO, thought yo needed to go to Windsor ???????? Dr. D.: I vote early so we can get the license ASAP. BobS: oh yea I am a week ahead rich-c: you should have stayed on teh job, Rin - Dalton needs all the good advice he can get Dr. D.: Yes...she is coming to visit me first in Cleveland. Dr. D.: I would rather she had this paper in hand, Richard :-) Ginger: looking forward to the time off Dr. D.: Dalton is a big boy, he can look after himself. Dr. D.: Or get Don Guy to do his looking for him. Ginger: I intend to turn off my Blackberry for the first time rich-c: well, that's questionable, Rich... BobS: you got a BLACKBERRY ??????? Ginger: for work BobS: now (I think) I am jeolous BobS: or should I be Dr. D.: I got a RINBERRY Ginger: and it is like a drug Dr. D.: what she said Ginger: aptly named "crackberry" rich-c: yes, they call them crackberrys, I know rich-c: not sure why they are such a big deal, but I know governments love them Dr. D.: Well, she uses hers only for medicinal purposes.
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Judy left chat session Ginger: they help with multi-tasking Dr. D.: Hi Judy. rich-c: hi Judy, welcome to the gang Ginger: yepper Dr. D.: With a webbrowser too Bob. BobS: ahso
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changed username to Judy BobS: she breathed....... Ginger: hi Judy Dr. D.: Breathing causes disconnects? rich-c: yes, so we see - welcome back, Judy Judy: Hi, Erin, Dr D, Richard,and Bob BobS: around heree, ANYTHING might cause it Judy: don rich-c: well, Bob set up the computer, so... BobS: no Dougt did BobS: I can't get the darn thigns to work Judy: don't know what happened rich-c: it's a computer - you never will Judy: I hear that congradulations are in order for Erin and DrD rich-c: what inspired the late hour for the wedding, Rich? Ginger: thanks :-) Dr. D.: Well, for getting all the paperwork lined up, yes. Dr. D.: Ask Cynthia Ginger: it was the slot they had available Dr. D.: Otherwise nothing magical about 5 PM. rich-c: and how did you get the hall - do they rent to anybody? Ginger: yes they do Ginger: and they had an opening too BobS: ok....married by 5:30 and out for supper by 6pm !!!!!!!!!!!!! Dr. D.: Most VFW/American Legion/etc. posts rent out their halls here. Dr. D.: That is probably right Bob. Dr. D.: Maybe by 5:20 if it starts on time. Ginger: no married by 6:30 rich-c: wasn't sure - Cynthia is eligible to join, as is Frances, and our offspring BobS: but, but we didn't get our invite yet......... Ginger: it starts at 6 Dr. D.: 6, ah. Dr. D.: Well, I am compulsively early. BobS: oh well, we will be gone camping anyway Dr. D.: It will give us a chance to check into our hotel room beforehand, though. Dr. D.: Check-in is 3 PM. Dr. D.: Lug everything over, then change. rich-c: nice to have that complication out of the way rich-c: how long are your family staying for, Rich? Dr. D.: Last complication is crafting a permission letter for Joan to sign to allow my Dad, or me, or Christina permission to bring the younger 3 into and out of Canada for the specified dates. Dr. D.: They are checking in Fri. afternoon, leaving Sun. AM. BobS: WHy do they need special permission ????? Dr. D.: Dad said they were leaving Warren about 9 AM, that puts them in Cleveland to pick up the girls about 10:30 AM, then on to WIndsor. rich-c: I gather your father will be driving them, or will you? Dr. D.: Probably 3 PMish if they stop any. Dr. D.: Only in an emergency will I come back to get them. Dr. D.: Rin and I will be in Windsor as of AM the 2nd. rich-c: we check into the motel on the 4th, leave the morning of the 7th Dr. D.: Since my Dad is further east than Cleveland, and have to take I-90 west, plan was for them to grab the girls from the house on their way, and all 6 come in 1 car. rich-c: Pamela keeps yelling at me - don't drive 401 on August Civic Holiday Ginger: they need special permission as they are not travelling with either one of their parents Dr. D.: But I want emergency flexibility for me or even Christina (who at age 19 is an adult) to have permission to bring them in/out if for some reason my Dad can't come, etc. Dr. D.: Well, even if with me, since I am not the legal guardian for the younger 3 post-dissolution, Joan is, she has to formally consent. Judy: make up more than one letter to provide for whoever is with them rich-c: right - I understand the reason for the border rules, but they are an awful hassle for teh great majority of honest folks Dr. D.: She has no problem with the consent, just to write it down so it will look legit to a border guard. Dr. D.: We have been living "awful hassle for the great majority of honest folks" the last 3 weeks as we have finally been able to act on the last bits of dissolution business...
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changed username to Pamela Ginger: hi Pam rich-c: Canada is unlikely to be sticky if you're in the car, but if they're with their grandfather, that's another matter Pamela: hi, Rin : ) Dr. D.: Nobody will let us cooperate, and are trying to penalize us for doing so... Judy: hi , Pam Pamela: Hi, everyone Dr. D.: Hence the permission letter, with dates and hotel and Joan's contact info. Dr. D.: Hi Pam. rich-c: hello daughter BobS: hi Pam Ginger: I got the papers Pam rich-c: the prudent way to do it, Rich Pamela: when, Rin? And how? Ginger: I stayed home til I got them Judy: just have all bases covered and you won't have to worry Dr. D.: Even gonna get it notarized... Pamela: ahhh Ginger: then it was too late to bother heading to work Dr. D.: <cough> Dr. D.: She planned it that way :-) Pamela: shock and surprise Dr. D.: Shock and Awe Judy: that sounds like a good idea Pamela: so did they come by Purolator? Dr. D.: Notary public on campus here, very convenient. Ginger: I didn't want to miss it...or drag it out for longer Pamela: wow, that's handy, Rich Dr. D.: I told her to stay home today, it is my fault. Ginger: yep Ginger: I thought it was a good idea Judy: spoiling her already Pamela: good. I talked to Kimberly today, they're coming with Jessica Ginger: good Dr. D.: She may be spoilt now, but there is a lot of time apart to come in the next year :-( Pamela: I gather she had a long conversation with your mother last night : ) rich-c: they are? that's as appreciated as it is unexpected Pamela: yes. Coming down Saturday morning, staying at the same hotel as the rest of us, at least are planning to, and leaving Sunday to visit relatives and do some sightseeing Judy: something I doan Judy: don't understand Dr. D.: It is the only way she can come here with a Green Card already. Dr. D.: The other ways that get her here faster, she has to be unemployed for 3 years. Pamela: that's nuts, Rich Ginger: yep Judy: just never heard of anything so crazy Dr. D.: I agree, but I did not write the immigration rules. rich-c: I don't think that is too practical a proposition Ginger: I think it's more like 2 Ginger: but still Dr. D.: Of course it is not practical, Richard, the intent is to discourage incoming workers...they would take Red-Blooded American Jobs. Pamela: I agree . . . but still rich-c: well, the point is, they don't want to encourage marriages of convenience Dr. D.: Well, we will beat them, stick it out. Ginger: there is a shorter was\y but then he'd have to petition me over there, get married in 90 days but have to get married in the States Judy: and people coming in with phony marriages BobS: AND the illegal mexican NEED those jobs....... Ginger: lol rich-c: the rules are diffeerent for different classes of workers, Rich Dr. D.: Sad to say, it is not much better than what we have now, but we have put up with what we have, so we know what it feels like. rich-c: a new vice-president coming in to GM does not wait long Dr. D.: Remember Rin does not have an undergraduate degree... Dr. D.: She is at risk for automatically being classified as freeloader Ginger: well no but there aren't any jobs (that I know of) that no one else in the States can do Pamela: and you know there's an end in sight rich-c: you'll just have to send her to night school at CWRU, Rich Dr. D.: That is the all-else-fails-so-she-stays-busy option. Ginger: if I can't find a job it is an option Dr. D.: But she has to get admitted before I can send her there. rich-c: yes - any clues as to how long it will take? Dr. D.: And she will have to swallow her pride and do work she doesn't want to do and listen to professorial BS she doesn't want to hear :-) Dr. D.: 6-8 months Rin tells me. Judy: could she come to the States faster if she was accepted to the college? Dr. D.: Maybe...but her in college costs us money, her working makes us money :-) Pamela: as your spouse, does she have easier access to the university or reduced tuition? Dr. D.: I don't want her wenching at Tim Horton's...but it would be nice to see her doing something that builds on her experience in government. BobS: doesn't she come with a dowry.......or something?????????? Ginger: ha Ginger: very funny Bobs Pamela: we'll see if we can come up with a couple of goats, but it's hard these days Dr. D.: She would be eligible for tuition waivers...she just has to be able to be admitted same as any other student. Ginger: the dowry's my bad habits Dr. D.: No dowry. Judy: how about a cow or something Dr. D.: moo Ginger: but I would be a "mature" student rich-c: you do have your Ontario SSGD, don't you, Rin? Pamela: have you looked at the price of beef lately??? Ginger: sot some teenager
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changed username to ronald Pamela: greetings, Ron of the west Ginger: I have my highschool and 1 1/2 years of university ronald: hey! Dr. D.: The Mighty Mitchell rich-c: hello Ron, finished dinner early I gather ronald: yes, here I is Ginger: hi Rin Ginger: Ron ronald: not really Rich. My corn on the cob is still a cookin' Ginger: oopps Judy: Hi, Ron BobS: hello west coast manager Dr. D.: mmmmmm corn on the cob rich-c: I was sure of the high school, didn't know the university details Pamela: having a little identity crisis, Erin? : ) Dr. D.: I haven't had any for a long time rich-c: but CWRU should recognize your Canadian credits Ginger: no....just apparently talking to myself ronald: nor have I really.... kinda just re-discovered it Dr. D.: It is tres yummique ronald: Hi Judy, Hi Bob, Hi Ginger BobS: ah the BEST food in the world ????? ronald: oh yeah Ginger: I would hope they would...but by the end my marks were poor so I hope they wouldn't judge my eligibility on those Dr. D.: with butter and salt...<Homer Simpson mmmmmmm> Pamela: the best food in the world? Steak on the barbeque and chocolate ice crem ronald: exactly Pamela: cream, that is Dr. D.: I could eat 3 ears right now no problem and I had supper only 3 hours ago. Judy: corn has been high in price here 5 for 2 dollars ronald: shall I e-mail you some? rich-c: well, the high school graduation should be unquestionable, and the first year university creditis - maybe you shouldn't push the half year? Dr. D.: Yeah, shucked and under Gladwrap, that is the price here too Pamela: wow, that is high Judy - we often get a bakers dozen for $3.00 Dr. D.: Unshucked I have seen 6/$2 at Tops BobS: how come it is so spensive nere?????? ronald: This was 3 - 2.99 rich-c: No Frills had some in but I didn't notice the price Dr. D.: But I remember $1/dozen as a boy, fresh from the roadside stand. Pamela: maybe you're not terribly close to the source, Bob ronald: Usually I can only eat 2, but I'll make an extra effort Dr. D.: 75 cents if you went and picked it yourself Judy: usually we are, they grow it all over around here Dr. D.: But those are 197x dollars Pamela: our strawberry farm, en route to the trailer, has fresh corn from the end of June right through to the end of September ronald: There's a kitty kat crossing my back yard rich-c: generally, US supermarket prices are way higher than Canadian - or at least Ontario ronald: He looked at md said.... how come you're so fat ronald: I'm out back
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu ronald: cats don't give me the time of day mostly Pamela: you're Ron shaped : ) rich-c: salut, Daniel! Daniel Bienvenu: good evening ladies and gentlemen Pamela: hi, Daniel Dr. D.: Hello Daniel Ginger: hi Daniel ronald: ah Daniel mon ami
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings!!!!! ronald: Ok guys..... I'll be back shortly. Keep talking, will watch you whilst I stuff my face rich-c: hello Guy - now Chicago checks in Pamela: Erin, FYI, I'm heading to M & D's tomorrow night to get our stuff and hem a Tshirt - so should be home before you're in bed to get your T's to you Dr. D.: And Guy recovered from ADAMcon Judy: Hi, Guy Pamela: hello, Guy! Dr. D.: Yes, T-shirt Ginger: cool, thanks Ginger: hi Guy Dr. D.: They look swell in Ron's photos. Pamela: shoot, haven't even had time to look at the pictures yet Guy B.: Like your t-shirt Rin? Daniel Bienvenu: I'm actually at my job... Dr. D.: Pam still has them for us, Guy rich-c: she doesn't have it yet, it's sitting in my living room, Guy Guy B.: Now I have to get mine up. Dr. D.: Coding away like mad, Daniel? Pamela: actually, Dad has them . . . : ) Ginger: haven't got it yet......it's at Uncle Richard's :-) Guy B.: Not yet, eh! Ginger: tomorrow though Pamela: it's been a busy week, Guy, give me a break! BobS: cool, Daniel, just don't neglect the job to be here.......... Ginger: the pics of them look great Daniel Bienvenu: I'm not working tonight... only taking time to use fast internet connection rich-c: Pam will pick it up for her tomorrow night BobS: AH Guy B.: Tell me Pam. I'm working overtime Dr. D.: Well thank you both for being transport for our shirts. BobS: and yo LIKE the fast connection, yes? rich-c: so they leave you alone at the shop to play with teh fun machine? neat, Daniel! Dr. D.: hehe me too Daniel, I am in my office Dr. D.: Cooler here than at home, where there is no air conditioning. Pamela: I'm training for my new position, and trying to train the new receptionist - who is slow as molasses in January Pamela: bright, but slow rich-c: don't worry, she'll pick things up soon enough Dr. D.: Just don't train her to replace you Pam. Pamela: and, trying to finish up something for the wedding Pamela: and doing laundry Pamela: etc Daniel Bienvenu: well, I'm watching some funny videos at google, youtube, etc... Daniel Bienvenu: something I can't do at home. Pamela: don't think she could, Rich Judy: multi tasking, Pam? Pamela: with all due modesty, I'm good at what I do, and I'll be good at the new job too Pamela: with bells, Judy Daniel Bienvenu: well... I relax Dr. D.: Don't spazz over the wedding, anybody and everybody. rich-c: as you may know, Rich, Pam has a particularly felicitous telephone manner - competition need not worry her BobS: SO, you TOOK the job.....good for you Pam Pamela: yes, Bob, sorry, thought I told you BobS: ;jsut did Pamela: spazzing is required, Rich - look it up : ) Daniel Bienvenu: after weeks of rush at my job... taking time for me is not steeling. Dr. D.: If the wedding ain't fun, I will leave, after the legal part of course :-) Dr. D.: Not it is not. Dr. D.: Do you, do you, I do, I do, I now pronounce you, kiss, go eat some pizza and cake. Judy: I think not, DR D Dr. D.: See, that is easy. Pamela: actually, it's lasagne, but . . . : ) Dr. D.: That would work for me, but Rin keeps telling me the familias canadiensis would riot Ginger: rubber chicken Daniel Bienvenu: I can't wait to see your presentation, Dr.D Pamela: you have the right generel idea rich-c: Daniel, go to carnuts.us, then to the stock car thread, then the item NASCAR in Russia Dr. D.: Who dis wedding for anyhow? Pamela: general Pamela: hmm, need to re-teach my fingers to spell Dr. D.: Is someone sending you a DVD, Daniel? ronald: the bride Dr. D.: I made extras, and can make more if needed. Ginger: this bride wants cheap-n-cheerful Pamela: well some of the family would, anyway Dr. D.: Erin's friend Marie said to beware of Bridezilla and Mother-Of-The-Bridezilla. Pamela: Bridezilla not so much, but I won't argue with the latter : ) rich-c: yes, the greatest of the hazards of matrimony Pamela: who knew Aunt C would get this wound up? And Marie is one to talk! Dr. D.: I wish they would all wind down and chill out. Dr. D.: Life is too short to spazz over it. Daniel Bienvenu: I replied the email about having your presentation in dvd Pamela: in a little more than a week, they'll do just that Dr. D.: I will be playing Cabbage Patch Kids and Spy Hunter if it gets too Bridezilla-y :-) Judy: that is just part of the fun rich-c: females always go ga-ga over weddings Dr. D.: Okay Daniel, send me a postal address and I can have Erin mail you a DVD via Canada Post. Daniel Bienvenu: @rich: is it this url? http://carnuts.us/viewtopic.php?t=659&highlight=nascar Ginger: If I could have gotten away with JP and short I would have done it Pamela: I told Erin last night I was fine till the day before the wedding, had my spaz and got it out of the way, and had a bit of nerves an hour before the ceremony. Piece of cake. rich-c: maybe Russell and I will retire to watch a football game - want to join us? ;-) Dr. D.: Get away with jumper and shorts, mrow that would work for me too :-) Pamela: naw, I'm gonna gossip with Kimberly and Art and ride herd on Jessica Dr. D.: hehe I am bringing an ADAM and a bunch of cartridges. Daniel Bienvenu: I got a reply telling that I will have one... Dr. D.: I will make final assemblage this weekend...taking requests from the girls. Daniel Bienvenu: ...dvd presentation rich-c: you got it, Daniel - it's scary-hilarious Pamela: If I can get near her with Aunt C around : ) Dr. D.: Who replied, Daniel? Dr. D.: Sadly, the last couple months of my APKnet mailbox got wiped in an ISP glitch. Pamela: Erin, has Graeme changed his mind about bringing the kids to the reception? Dr. D.: I am told not...and I am going to attempt some arm-twisting. Ginger: not so far Pamela: good luck with that, Rich Dr. D.: I want kids there, having fun, it will keep me from having to watch all the girls dance with each other. rich-c: Watch it, Rich - Cynthia says Erin's brothers are wearing suits - so no swim trunks and sandals for you Pamela: hey, I plan to dance with my hubby (at least once!) Dr. D.: I am blacktie tuxedo, so pbbbt Pamela: you are going to look spiffy, Rich Ginger: I will have flip-flops on :-) Dr. D.: And I bought my tux, so Erin better be prepared to go out dressed up on occasion in future. Pamela: and maybe even my father, since I didn't get to dance with him at my own wedding rich-c: well, I'll have a hard time - union rules, when you retire they confiscate all your neckties Dr. D.: You don't have to wear a tie Richard. Dr. D.: You can wear a cardigan and Mister Rogers sneakers if you want. Pamela: I want a picture of that! Daniel Bienvenu: err... my mailbox is at home... and i'm at job Ginger: I have no problem with no tie Uncle Richard Pamela: (note to self: buy more film!) rich-c: I'll consider it, Pam - on Monday Ginger: just be comfortable Daniel Bienvenu: it was probably guy who replied me Dr. D.: What people wear is not important, just being able to have you there is all that matters. ronald: 3000 miles dis I travel to get away from neckties Dr. D.: It might have been Daniel. Pamela: exactly, Rich Dr. D.: But in any case, I will be in Toronto 2 weeks from now, so I will leave a DVD with Erin to mail to you. Dr. D.: No matching bridesmaid dresses, no color schemes. Dr. D.: If anyone really wants it, I will give them some JPEGs to play with in Photoshop later Daniel Bienvenu: rem : I notice that private messages are showed in the log Dr. D.: Yes that has been happening for the last 6 months or so. ronald: yes Dr. D.: Dale changed his log-to-HTML script somehow Pamela: so what did you do with your ties, Ron? : ) ronald: we should have talked about that in Chicago BobS: YES Daniel so do NOT use private message base ronald: They are hanging on a rack in my back bedroom closet awaiting their fate BobS: email directly instead Dr. D.: (Private) George Bush is a moron! ronald: mostly out of style now, but they'll be back in style Judy: if you don't want others to read it Ginger: (PRIVATE) haha BobS: yea right Pamela: no argument here Daniel Bienvenu: I notice that when someone who is not a user of this chat telling me something about a message in the chat log. ronald: I dunno. There is something I like about President George ronald: Just can't remember what it is Dr. D.: He makes good compost. Pamela: what, the stupid smirk? The foot-in-mouth disease? Dr. D.: 40% less president than your regular president. Pamela: ROTFL, Rich ronald: HA and double HA Daniel Bienvenu: well, I will send you an email, Dr.D... as soon as I can. Dr. D.: Four out of 5 American housewives can't tell the difference between Whizzo Butter and George Bush. Dr. D.: Okay Daniel, thanks. ronald: So what was this about a New Coleco cart at Mal Wart? rich-c: Daniel, I was wrong - the thread you want is General Automotive and the item is NASCAR, Russian style Dr. D.: Speaking of things Python... Pamela: eww Pamela: squished bug on the monitor ronald: we don't got none here, I looked Dr. D.: Rin and I are going to see "Spamalot" on August 8th. ronald: that'll teach him Pam Pamela: can't learn if you're dead . . . : ) Ginger: yay Dr. D.: Go to http://www.coleco.com/ and see the Products. ronald: ok Judy: watch what you say Dr. D.: The 12-games-in-1 originally sold for about $30 rich-c: not now Ron, you just ate! Dr. D.: Now it is $2.50...giving them away... BobS: Guy Foster was not impr4essed with Coleco stuff and gave it away......... Pamela: Dad, did you tell Mom about my dream? ronald: ha- right Rich rich-c: that won't even cover the postage Dr. D.: My girls play it when they come over. ronald: In fact, I'm still eating Dr. D.: Some of the games are a bit lame. Dr. D.: Cheap enough to give everyone one as a door prize at ADAMcon 19 :-) rich-c: no Pam, I didn't - you can tell her tomorrow BobS: suppose that these new coleco sellers actually got control of the Coleco name ????? Daniel Bienvenu: a lot of car good for scrap in this russian tunnel Pamela: remind me : ) Dr. D.: They *DO* have control of the Coleco and ColecoVision names. rich-c: how did you like that articulated bus? Ginger: it was the thought that counts :-( ronald: which will cost 'em more than they'll make at $2.50 a unit BobS: and the old games too ????? Dr. D.: NO Dr. D.: They are like 16-bit Nintendo games. rich-c: if they are doing that badly, maybe they'll sell the Coleco names - cheap Dr. D.: I don't know who wrote them...they are NOT original ColecoVision games. Daniel Bienvenu: the bus is ... valsing Dr. D.: Someone got some late-80s-type games and slapped the Coleco name on them. Ginger: as I said, it was the thought that counts :-( Pamela: Guy, how far are you from Oakbrook Center? rich-c: what fascinates me is why they kept re-opening the tunnel Ginger: I'm heading to bed all.....good night....we'll talk to you from Windsor next week Daniel Bienvenu: well, dr.d, the coleco tvgame is almost all the electronic coleco games I knew... it plyas the same way too... but it's on tv, not a couple of del with an overlay. Pamela: night sweetie - how late tomorrow night? rich-c: OK Rin, see you online if not before Ginger: (PRIVATE) love you see you tomorrow ronald: niters Rin Pamela: (PRIVATE) Love you Ginger: I don't know....preferably no later than 10:30 to bed Pamela: okay. Dad, note that I have to be home by 10:00, okay? ronald: Lordy this corn is good! Dr. D.: Nite My Love Judy: might Erin Ginger: nite all BobS: nite Riun Dr. D.: Yeah, we will be chatting from Windsor again BobS: rin
Ginger left chat session Dr. D.: corn mmmmm Guy B.: Nite Rin rich-c: noted, Pam - but rmember to tell your mother Dr. D.: I may have to go get some ronald: "Peaches and Cream" Dr. D.: Tops is open 24 hours... Pamela: Guy, did you see my question? ronald: do you get that variety there? Guy B.: I'm about 15 minutes from there Pam rich-c: yes, it's also called "silver and gold" and some other names Dr. D.: I am not sure they sell them by actual variety. Guy B.: Not that far. BobS: but now; IF this bunch bought the names of Coleco games, they didn't get the actual rights for the games themselves ???? Pamela: cool. It's too bad we didn't have time to come find you on Wednesday : ( Dr. D.: That isn't what they bought, Bob...no names of games, *ONLY* the names "COLECO" and "COLECOVISION". rich-c: moe to teh point, if they've been burned, would they sell the Coleco name cheap? ronald: Would be interesting to know Bob. I'll bet they don't know squat about the originals Guy B.: I went back to work that day. BobS: ahso... so NOT the name Carnival etc BobS: now I get it Dr. D.: nope Pamela: I know. And our time was limited because we had to be back from dinner at a reasonable hour for chat, and to pack. There's only so much you can pack into a day Dr. D.: It is like someone buying the name "Studebaker" from whoever has it, building a new car vaguely 50s-ish, and calling it a Studebaker. Daniel Bienvenu: only telegames did a product with colecogames... named personal arcade if i remember well. telegames stoped selling old games Guy B.: You didn't expect severe to hit here didn't you? Dr. D.: I have the DYNA console Guy B.: severe weather
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changed username to rich-c Pamela: put a real kink in our Thursday Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.telegames.com/pa.htm Judy: so it did Guy B.: It was heavy where I was. rich-c: sorry, knocked myself off - now I'm back Daniel Bienvenu: telegames got the rights for a lot of coleco games Pamela: gotta watch that Windows key, Dad BobS: probably noone we know......but Telegames had rights for at least some Coleco games for awhile......unless they were pirating them the same way someon else I know does ronald: Stop that Mr. Clee Dr. D.: Ah, that is an emulator with ROM images Daniel. Guy B.: The rain was coming down so hard that I hopped in the back seat with Annie while I hooked up her leash. rich-c: that the one that does it, Pam? Pamela: Dunno, Dad - just following your guesses. ronald: It does rain hard in Chicago I noticed rich-c: well, it seems to be one of the three down there Pamela: Ron followed me over to the Avis lot when I returned my rental car so I didn't have to walk back in the monsoon. Was like driving thru a waterfall. ronald: exactly rich-c: yes, NOAA said they logged 2000 lightning flashes in an hour in that storm Daniel Bienvenu: well, for a while... i was thinking rwb and telegames discussed about these games to let the new coleco company release these games again. Pamela: and, i had to gas up the stupid thing in the downpour, too Dr. D.: AFAIK that has not happened. Dr. D.: There is no news like that on the current coleco.com website. ronald: Someday I will look back on the events of last Thursday with a sense of humour ronald: but not yet Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.telegames.com/cgamer.htm Pamela: i'm with you Ron - it's gonna take a while ronald: yup rich-c: yes, I didn't think there would be anyone to top our tale of woe rich-c: but as it turned out, ourrs was small potatoes ronald: got to know the two couples standing in front of me rather well Pamela: we have decided we'd like to go back to Chicago, but I think next time we'll drive : ) ronald: we talked about a lot of things Dr. D.: Again, those are ROM images and an emulator. ronald: I agree Pamela, think that would be the only way rich-c: yes, ask your Mom about teh joys of driving to Chicago, Pam Pamela: might take you a while from Vancouver, Ron : ) Daniel Bienvenu: well, to publish these games, they must have the rights, exact? ronald: figure about 5 day ronald: or 6 maybe Dr. D.: Rin and I had no problems in Chicago layover from ADAMcon 16... rich-c: Guy, is there any website that reports the construction progress in Chicago? Pamela: heck, take a few weeks and take a tour of the country Judy: we had a very uneventful trip Judy: you just left on the wrong day Dr. D.: I guess they would, Daniel...but maybe license only for images in an emulator, not for making physical cartridges. Pamela: it's about the five days vacation, Judy : ) Daniel Bienvenu: wrong, they released cartridges of these games too... well, they stoped 2 or 3 years ago now ronald: some people I know could make it here from Ottawa in 5 days easily Dr. D.: Okay, I didn't know that. Daniel Bienvenu: they stoped exactly when rwb registred the name coleco. Judy: it was very hot , though Dr. D.: Hmmm. Dr. D.: I just don't know who has the rights to what now. Pamela: unfortunately the new rules in Ontario say that if you only have two weeks vacation, you must take those two weeks in one week chunks rich-c: Guy, is there a Chicago traffic website? Dr. D.: Oh? Dr. D.: Why is that Pam? Pamela: because the government is stupid, why else? rich-c: that sounds like a Harris leftover Dr. D.: Whose business is it when you take vacation? ronald: I've not seen that one, Pam, in my excursions thru various collective agreements ronald: exactly Pamela: my thoughts exactly BobS: darn gov't anyway Daniel Bienvenu: based on the story, hasbro and other compagnies bought coleco in the past. i suppose telegames got the rights for the games and hasbro took the liscences for the names coleco, coelcovision, head-to-head, etc... and rwb got the liscences from hasbro. Pamela: so, I couldn't take Friday to Friday. ronald: Although some agreements will stipulate that leave must be taken when "operational requirements permit" - which allows management to pull just about anything rich-c: you forget Dalton has been far too lethargic in cleaning up the AAHarris messes Pamela: I had to take Friday to Thursday rich-c: I need a beer while I consider that - brb Pamela: once I get a third week, I'll be able to spread those days around Daniel Bienvenu: unfortunatly, it looks like rwb only got the names... no games at all. well, it's life. Pamela: but that won't happen for three years yet Daniel Bienvenu: complex life Dr. D.: That sounds like poor business on rwb's part. Pamela: which sucks, because I had four weeks vacation when I left Speedy ronald: bummer Pam Dr. D.: Speedy was assimilated, they don't exist anymore do they? Daniel Bienvenu: I saw this movie too many times... http://www.evolutionofdance.com/ Pamela: they do still exist, but were bought out by a franchiser, and all the work I was doing - claims admin, insurance, workers comp, etc - will now be the responsibility of the individual franchisees Pamela: hence, I was redundant BobS: so NOW you have 52 weeks Speedy vacation Pam.....look at the bright side Pamela: I didn't want to leave that job, Bob Pamela: I would happily have retired from Speedy ronald: brb Pamela: however, the powers that be decided that's not how it would be - so, you roll with the punches
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) Pamela: thank you, Guy : ) Pamela: got any rum for that? rich-c: Guy, is there a Chicago traffic website? Guy B.: Might as well give you two. Guy B.: For construction updates? Dr. D.: Rum and Diet Coke? Pamela: you work with what you have, Rich : ) rich-c: yes, we will be coming by in September Dr. D.: Reminds me of the guy in college, health nut, who would only drink Rum and Tab... BobS: uh ya Guy B.: Hang on, let me find that again. Pamela: Diet Coke by any other name . . . Dr. D.: Not that I drink anything with Rum, or Diet Coke, or Tab if you can find it. Dr. D.: No, Tab is evidently a different formula. Dr. D.: The Tabites kill for it. Pamela: it's made by Coke, I believe Dr. D.: It is a rare bird, just like Fresca (the precursor to Diet Pepsi). Pamela: but only in the US Dr. D.: Yes, Tab was the diet cola from Coca-Cola before Diet Coke. Guy B.: Rich, here is the link to Illinois Dept. of Transportation: http://www.dot.state.il.us/ rich-c: really? thought I used to see it here? Judy: haven't seen Tab in years Guy B.: It's still around here, but not everyone carries it. Pamela: Tab and Fresca both used to be available in Canada. Grammy used to keep Fresca around. Dr. D.: IIRC Fresca was a lemon diet cola rich-c: thanks Guy, I copied it Dr. D.: Ot maybe I am thinking of Pepsi Lite Pamela: I believe it was basically diet Sprite, Rich - no cola Judy: more like a squirt, wasn't it Dr. D.: Squirt, mmmm, I like Squirt Pamela: more grapefruit than lemon-lime rich-c: some sort of "Up" drink, from what I've heard Dr. D.: Squirt with maraschino cherry juice Dr. D.: mmmm Pamela: and lots of ice BobS: KINKY Daniel Bienvenu: me too, rich... I also found some videos hilarous and scary rich-c: right, Bob - Biere Noire from St, Ambroise is so much better Daniel Bienvenu: but not scary in the same way as the russian tunnel Pamela: one thing I've discovered about Black Cherry soda, you have to drink it cold or it tastes like cough syrup rich-c: I'll make a note to put out stock on ice for you Pamela: thanks, Dad : ) Dr. D.: Faygo Red-Pop, mmm Daniel Bienvenu: what is scaring me is hypnosis... but some videos on google video and also on youtube are funny to watch ( try the key word hypnosis ) Pamela: you can't get that here, either Pamela: except in Windsor rich-c: right, most soft drinks are regional Dr. D.: No Faygo, sigh...it is a *REALLY* sugary pop, 12 oz Can is like 220 calories... Dr. D.: And I thought Tahitian Treat was bad at 180 calories per 12 oz can rich-c: I've always been curious - what is Dr. Pepper? Daniel Bienvenu: I like the hypnosis videos named "missing number", "alian language", "x-ray glasses"... Dr. D.: (normal Pepsi or Coke is titrated to be 150 calories per can) Dr. D.: Cherry cola Pamela: sort of cherry-flavored cola, Dad Dr. D.: I don't like cherry colas Judy: ask Bob he really likes it Dr. D.: cough medicine to me :-) BobS: oh no GOOG STUFF.......kinda like a cherry coke Pamela: again, you have to drink it cold, Rich BobS: not quite as cherry flavored ronald: I note that Diet Coke sweetened with Splenda is available in the US Judy: me toooo, Dr D rich-c: since I don't drink pop, I would have no opinion Pamela: isn't that Coke Zero, Ron? Judy: no pop, how do you get by rich-c: beer Dr. D.: I mostly don't drink it any more ronald: you might have a point..... have never looked at Coke Zero Pamela: water, coffee, tea, o.j., beer, wine, Judy ronald: will have to check that out Dr. D.: I tasted it once, it is sort just like Coca-Cola, no sugar of course. Dr. D.: It isn't "diety" like Diet Coke or anything with saccharine in it. rich-c: ah - she squealed on me - but I thought most Adamcon folks knew that, anyway Judy: we have had it , but didnt notice that Pamela: it's not like it's a big secret, Dad : ) ronald: battery is going.... must find a power cord Dr. D.: send Ron some electrons rich-c: exactly, Pam Pamela: sounds like it's raining finally rich-c: btw, I finally got my camera to work with my laptop - even got some Chicago photos Judy: it rained here most of the day today Pamela: good! rich-c: finally? it rained this morning, evidently with some enthusiasm Pamela: it's kinda hard to tell with the fan running, the computer humming and the leaves rustling Pamela: Rained when? Not during work hours
moved to room Meeting Place Judy: but stopped in time that we could eat on the deck, for supper and then went for a bike ride tonight Pamela: is it cooler Judy?
changed username to 415yuG Guy B.: HI Guy rich-c: no, before I got up - but the ground was wet and the birdbath was full 415yuG: Hello everyone. Pamela: feeling a little backwards tonite, Gui? Judy: not that you can tell 415yuG: Pam: As usual. Guy B.: How's Sandra doing? Pamela: shoot rich-c: good evening, Mr. Foster Judy: and is suppost to be hot the rest of the week 415yuG: She's doing great, progressing along marvelously, can't wait for the final touchdown! Pamela: come to think of it, the sides of the street were wet when I left for work Judy: hi, Guy F Guy B.: When is she due? Pamela: but, because the crown of the road was dry, I speculated on a street cleaner 415yuG: Due date is October 11 approx. Pamela: damn no-see-ums, they're everywhere rich-c: so about two and a half months - getting close there, Guy 415yuG: Glad everyone had a great Adamcon! Sorry to hear about the airport setbacks. Guy B.: Almost 2 months from now. Boy, you must be excited. Pamela: now there's a turn of phrase - setbacks : ) 415yuG: Yup, can't wait to hold my daughter in my hands for the first time, will be a strange yet welcome feeling. Guy B.: Con went very well, Guy. Wish both you and Sandra could have been there with us. rich-c: yes, I seem to recall you had a bit more vehement expression, daughteer 415yuG: Next year, I promise! Ottawa is more accessible. Pamela: unprintable here, unfortunately : ) Guy B.: That I'm looking forward too. I always wanted to explore more of Canada. Pamela: a four hour drive, sightseeing, and Canadian bucks - who could ask for anything more? rich-c: yes, I still have a photo of Pamela when she was 30 minutes old 415yuG: Ottawa is nice, lots to explore there, very clean city. Daniel Bienvenu: allo guy f. Guy B.: Neil tells us it's a very beautiful city. 415yuG: Rich: Must have been quite a powerful rush of emotions. Daniel Bienvenu: il ne reste pratiquement qu'un mois et personne n'a soumis de jeux 4k coleco au minigame compo :( rich-c: and we'll get Daniel to lead him on an exploration of the boites of Hull 415yuG: GuyB: Oh yes, fabulous city to explore. 415yuG: Daniel: Ah, c'est l'ete, les gens on d'autre choses a faire que de programmer des minigames. rich-c: watch your speeling, Guy, you're confusing us anglophones Pamela: I got it, believe it or not rich-c: it's so easy to switch an e for an l, or leave out a t 415yuG: BRB, have to update myself on the situation in the middle east... BobS: situation sucks 415yuG: yep, such as "on" instead of "ont" Pamela: trust me, they're still blowing each other up, Gui 415yuG: Yeah, that's the point, my brother lives in Haifa. :) rich-c: OK, but about half a litre of run first will help Pamela: ohhhhh Pamela: speaking of spelling, Dad : ) Dr. D.: Okay folks, I have been up since about 4 AM, so I think I am going to call it a night... ronald: power- let's hear it for power Pamela: power is good, Ron Dr. D.: yay electrons Pamela: like sleep Dr. D.: yay sleep Judy: night Dr D ronald: indeed Pamela: gnite Rich rich-c: actually, I have a form of spellcheck running tonight - but it gives too many false alarms so I ignore it Dr. D.: well, next week, Rin and I will be live from Windsor Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs and kisses ronald: nite Dr. D BobS: bummer Guy BobS: tell him to GET OUT Dr. D.: And T minus 3 days and counting. Guy B.: Night Dr D Dr. D.: hugs to all Dr. D.: <poof>
Dr. D. left chat session rich-c: OK, night for now, Rich - see you again next week Pamela: Gui, why is your brother in Haifa? BobS: nite dr d Pamela: yup, definitely raining 415yuG: Pamela: He was born there, and has lived there all his life, with his wife and 3 children... Pamela: ah ronald: Ah..... a nice cool breeze wafting here in the back yard 415yuG: Been there several times myself... nice place. ronald: been hot all day rich-c: that hints of an interesting family history, Guy 415yuG: Maybe Adamcon 2008 can be in Haifa. :) ronald: although after Chicago, we don't know what hot is out here Pamela: stupid me, sitting here with the ceiling light on - and 180 watts heating up the joint ronald: turn it off Pamela rich-c: I will feel virtuous - I'm working by a 27 watt fluourescent Pamela: just did, Ron ronald: good Pamela: turned on the 40 watt desk lamp instead ronald: virtuous art thou Mr. Clee. T'will be duly noted in the book of things Pamela: much better already rich-c: of course the computer is rated at 200 watts, and don't ask about the monitor... Pamela: watts is watts, I'm not gonna complain about ditching some of them rich-c: but Frances is playing with our nice economical laptop 415yuG: I'm nice and cool with my tiny Mac Mini and LCD monitor... ronald: Who's 415? Pamela: see, this is why I want a laptop - so I can sit in the living room in the air conditioning rich-c: yes, I want an LCD monitor and will get one as soon as my CRT quits Pamela: read it backwards, Ron ronald: ah ronald: silly me 415yuG: 514=Montreal 415yuG: Area Code 415yuG: Well, one of them... ronald: 514 yea of course. Evening Mr. Foster 415yuG: Good evening Ron! Pamela: apparently he's feeling a little backward this evening ronald: we missed ya! 415yuG: Yeah, missed you guys too.... next year hopefully!!! ronald: right on! Pamela: Judy, I can't tell you how glad I am that you two made it to at least one day of the convention. Thank you for coming. 415yuG: 300 KMs is feasible, no problemo, I used to go to Ottawa sometimes as a day trip, there and back. rich-c: and judging by our experience, plan to take the train up from Montreal Judy: our pleasure, thanks ronald: Hoping to unearth some of the old AUFG members in Ottawa. Am in touch with 2 415yuG: James was one, no? ronald: and maybe even Guy Cousineau Pamela: you can be our tour guide, Ron Daniel Bienvenu: good night... talk to you next week Daniel Bienvenu: bye Daniel Bienvenu: * p o o f * Pamela: gnite, Daniel Judy: night Daniel ronald: Yes, James was one, but not one of the two I still know there... 415yuG: Later Dan! rich-c: not necessarily, Pam - the actual location is likely to be Gatineau ronald: hoping James can wangle a trip to visit his parents in Ottawa when the time comes
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session Pamela: ooo - slide! Pamela: of course, I'm the only one who will go on it, but still . . . rich-c: apparently Neil works across the river and is thinking of a base there ronald: Gatineau is good. Nothing wrong with Gatineau rich-c: likely to cost less, and there will be all those French restaurants around Pamela: I think he's working on it, Ron - said something about a visit with his parents and grandfather's birthday ronald: there used to be Hull, Aylmer, Gatineau and Buckingham. Now it's all Gatineau I understand 415yuG: Rich: French? As in Poutine? Pamela: you tell us, Gui : ) rich-c: yes, he sounded optimikstic in an email to me - seems it's his father's 60th birthday' Guy B.: Well folks, I'm going to go here. Will see you all next week. ronald: yes..... hopefully date can be chosen that works Judy: night Guy Pamela: gnite Guy. Thanks again - we're gonna come back! Guy B.: When? rich-c: night Guiy, thanks for the url 415yuG: Not too sure abotu Gatineau, if you came to Montreal, that's another story, it's restaurant heaven here. ronald: Nite Guy Pamela: soon, I hope : ) Guy B.: Ok, let me know. rich-c: more like coq au vin perhaps, Guy? Pamela: oh, we will Guy B.: Ok, I'm gone. rich-c: or bifteck aux champignons?
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: that's just steak with mushrooms Dad Pamela: ick, there goes another no-see-um Pamela: they squish well Judy: and a sauce with it, right, Pam Pamela: just pour on the wine : ) Judy: ok!!! rich-c: well, actually, the wine in Quebec is not for bragging about Judy: is it very dry? Pamela: not to drink, to cook with Dad 415yuG: Wine in Quebec is probably the same wine that they have in Ontario! It's all imported. rich-c: find a byob place and bring in a crock from Ontario Pamela: un caisse populaire? rich-c: no, that's a credit union Pamela: oh Pamela: oops ronald: tee hee rich-c: Ontario is now a major, world-class wine producer, Guy Pamela: don't get him started, Gui : ) 415yuG: Rich: Hmmm, can't say I heard of Ontario being a major world-class wine producer. rich-c: best at icewine, excellent on whites, stil lerning on reds but learning fiast 415yuG: I know Quebec also has ice wines, and maple sirup wine or is it maple sirup alcohol, dunno how that could taste. rich-c: you haven't been listening then, Guy. In Japan they pay over $100 for a half-bottle of our icewine Judy: what is an icewine? 415yuG: Nah, we don't really hear much of Ontario to be honest in the news. ronald: grapes must be from a period of the year where there's actually been frost rich-c: our reislings are on a par with Germany's though we have more different styles ronald: or something like that 415yuG: Much less about the other provinces! rich-c: yes, it isn't the sort of news that gets about BobS: frozen grape juice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ronald: You leave the grapes on the vine for a certain period after frost rich-c: though with Quebec producing 90% of the world supply of maple syrup, we do hear about that Judy: never heard of that before 415yuG: It's $$$, even the stuff produced in Quebec. ronald: Only in Canada. If it has anything to do with ice, we have it here rich-c: well actually Ron it requires a number of days with the temperature below a certain level rich-c: minimum 36 hours of -10°C or lower, or something like that ronald: yeah.... I had it all explained once, but don't remember the detail. You're right Rich BobS: ok, time for bed here gang 415yuG: Ice Storm produced teh best vintage of Ice Wine. Judy: night to you all, until next week BobS: will see ya'll NEXT week, maybe late, but hopefully for sometime Pamela: night Judy, night Bob ronald: right.... the east wanes 415yuG: g'night
Judy left chat session rich-c: OK Bob, Judy, take care and see you next week
BobS left chat session ronald: nite both Judy, Bob. Y'all be well now ya hear! Pamela: I have an appt at 8:00 am tomorrow - what in the world was I thinking? ronald: best go horizontal Pamela rich-c: that you should hit the hay? Pamela: all of the above? rich-c: buzz off, daughter, and we'll see you tomorrow evening ronald: Me I think I'm going to go to see Superman Returns... 9:10 pm ronald: it's in its last week here Pamela: we expect a review next week, Ron ronald: indeed shall ye have one rich-c: then enjoy, Ron, get there in time ronald: yup.... have just about an hour to get cleaned up and dishes wash... corn ears disposed of yada yada 415yuG: Superman Returns is really nice, saw it last week in 3D. Pamela: gnite, Ron, gnite, Gui Pamela: g'nite, Daddy - see you tomorrow ronald: nite all... be good rich-c: nite, Pam - take care rich-c: niters, Ron Pamela: kerpoof
Pamela left chat session rich-c: looks like our crowd is rather reduced, Guy ronald: aha Guy. Well I have been meaning to go for a few days now. Usually I get around to it when it's left town ronald: anyway good people... see ya's next week rich-c: I think I had better pack it in too ronald: poooo****** f
ronald left chat session rich-c: trust you'll be on next week? 415yuG: YEAH, I'm going to take off too... 415yuG: worked from 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM today, a bit tired. rich-c: OK, night, see you next Wednesday 415yuG: Got home and logged on to chat.... yes, see u next week, take care Rich!!! rich-c: nite 415yuG: off to bed, poof.
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