Solstice Solace

By: RobDaHood , 3:27 PM GMT on December 20, 2012

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Welcome to The Ark

If you need to get away from all the "end of the world" hullabaloo, well, what better place to hide than an Ark?

Hang out, play some music, have a cookie, some eggnog, or maybe some grog. Be ready to celebrate that we're all still here!


The tutorial for the Youtube code generator is now in Post 7 and 8 of The Ark help files. The link to the generator is now in the right column in my links section here.

Please read the tutorial. It's really easy once you know what to and not to do.

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Greetings, Dungbats.

It's a Glorious Morning, with no sign of anything on any horizon that could possibly upset the equilibrium of a switched-off brain.
I know that a man should never say things like that, for fear of rousing the Jumbies and creating a strong Undertoad in the ebb and flow of Life.

Be that as it may be, and knowing that the above statement is Pure Optimism, I am off to do a thousand things. Having done a hundred already, you understand?

Keep on the good foot.
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Quoting Ylee:
Meals Ready to Ingest? I thought you gave those up when you retired, Snake! :')

Cute!

Quoting theshepherd:
WOO HOO!!!!

Just checked my LOTTO TICKET!!!!!!!!!!

Didn't win anything.
Now I don't have to worry about what to do with all that money.

:)



Always looking on the bright side!
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WOO HOO!!!!

Just checked my LOTTO TICKET!!!!!!!!!!

Didn't win anything.
Now I don't have to worry about what to do with all that money.

:)


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703. Ylee
Meals Ready to Ingest? I thought you gave those up when you retired, Snake! :')
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Quoting theshepherd:


You had an MRI done our on your laptop???

Odd that.

:)

Hehhehheh!

Mornin' guys.
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Quoting RTLSNK:
OK, computer is clean, nothing shows up on a scan.

Haven't heard yet on when the MRI is, tired of waiting.


You had an MRI done our on your laptop???

Odd that.

:)
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Quoting RTLSNK:
Morning Rob! Thanks for the Yeti's. :)

Just got a script warning notice when I was checking
the local Macon forcast for today.

Going to go do a complete virus scan, back later.


Mornin Rangermon

I keep Norton 360 on at all times.
I don't worry about that stuff.
It's probably just the Weather Channel wanting to track your Apple Fritter recipe or Homeland Security worrying about one of their broken arrows.

:)))
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OK, computer is clean, nothing shows up on a scan.

Haven't heard yet on when the MRI is, tired of waiting.
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Morning Rob! Thanks for the Yeti's. :)

Just got a script warning notice when I was checking
the local Macon forcast for today.

Going to go do a complete virus scan, back later.
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Quoting Ylee:
I heard of carrots improving vision, but not apples! Hmmmmmmmm........

I think maybe he eats carrots. It's the yellow and green veggies that he has issues with.
Maybe carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
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That is impressive 'Snake!

Sorry for my tardyness.
Have been, how can I say this in polite company...sidetracked tonight. Have time for one post.

Rest well folks.
Here's one more for you 'Snake.

Don'tcha wish your Yeti was hot like me!


Also for Amy and Uppy!

Goodnight!
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Quoting Ylee:
I heard of carrots improving vision, but not apples! Hmmmmmmmm........


Ylee - thats it my good man! Apple Fritters!

Wait till I tell SugarBear, two Apple Fritters a day,
keeps the eye doctor away. Hey, catchy jingle!
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694. Ylee
I heard of carrots improving vision, but not apples! Hmmmmmmmm........
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Hi Arkers, would have been here sooner but my computer
froze up on post 689 for some reason and I had to run
that video a few times before it unfroze again.

Strange how that happens. :)

Well, SugarBear and I managed to get our new Drivers
Licenses this morning and did not get a ticket on the
way home. One odd thing did happen at the DL office
however, I have been wearing glasses since I was 5 yrs
old and all 50 of the years that I have been driving.
When the clerk told me to read the three lines of
numbers in the eye viewer machine I took my glasses
off like they always tell you too. I then read all
three lines of numbers, without my glasses on, and
scored all of the numbers perfectly. The last glasses
I bought are 20/200 in both eyes. That was six months
ago. I have never been able to even read the top line
of numbers without my glasses on much less the bottom
two. Very strange. My DL now has no restriction for
glasses. Hmmmm.
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We're talking food again I see
:)

Poor Pottery and snakers. Strangers in their own lands.

They sound as exacerbated as Uncle Si going hog and turkey hunting and wind up in the hands of a counselor at some yuppy executive team building retreat.

But as Jase says, "Let's go ahead and get it out, throw it around and then move on".

:)


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Work...quite so my good man.
Well you see it's quitting time now.

Time to figure out what's for dinner.
Shrimp something I think.
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Lunch is over, but the coffee lingers on.....

Nice weather again today, with some cloud going by and temps in the 80's and feeling good.

Re-organisingt my work-shed in prep. to do some much needed completions. Last of the shutters to make and hang, and I need to put some roof gutters up.

Nice to be back at work.

did I just say that ????
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Yeah, Halo shoulda gone to Trini. Maybe he could keep Pottery from getting into troub.....scratch that. Wouldn't work.

Speaking of trouble.
Need to get this one outta my head:

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good morning
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Well IF this system heads south next week temps may get colder there, wherever there is. The warm atlantic has saved most of the coast so far from the bitter temps, and the sun is coming north and the geese are heading south. 46 F in the hills south of area by the sea where S & I HALO is headed.


Here is an example of their concern for HALO


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Way too many rules and regulations everywhere when a man can't go the way he normally goes. There'll come a time there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about anymore!

That's about $155 USD. Buys a lot of hamburger.

I don't have to play the "prove who you are game" until next year. Of course, the biggest pain with that for me is to prove where I live. I have a mailbox here but all my bills and official stuff goes to the post office box. So...I get to change my address on some of them, get a bill or two here, then change it back. Even though I've lived in the same place for 20 years. Pure silliness.

Goofy, your weather sounds dread indeed. Currently 64 headed to maybe 82 this afternoon, sunny and nice.
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Quoting RTLSNK:
Morning Arkers, 64 F here this morning and overcast,
cold front is still west of us in Alabama and not due
here until Thurs night. Drops to 37 then.

SugarBear and I are headed downtown early this
morning to renew our Drivers Licenses. New regulations
say we have to bring tons of identification papers
with us now even though we have DL's from here from
4 years ago. Stupid. What is the point of having a
computer system if they don't use it. Rant over.


Sounds like de turd world.....

Got mine renewed yesterday, but the episode ended in Disaster....

Lady Pott was with me and said "lets pass at PriceSmart I need 2 pillows".
So I went the way I would normally go, and crossed the Chaguanas main road at an intersection I normally use, only to be pulled over by a very sweet Lady Policeman, who charged me TT$1,000.00 for breaking a new regulation which says I cant do that any more.

Plus, they did not have the pillows in question......

BAH and Hamburger.
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Morning Arkers, 64 F here this morning and overcast,
cold front is still west of us in Alabama and not due
here until Thurs night. Drops to 37 then.

SugarBear and I are headed downtown early this
morning to renew our Drivers Licenses. New regulations
say we have to bring tons of identification papers
with us now even though we have DL's from here from
4 years ago. Stupid. What is the point of having a
computer system if they don't use it. Rant over.
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It's dark, cold and wet out there. Pulls head from rack, Looks over stuff, sends update to customers and crawls back under duck down.

Upper air levels almost all below freezing temp. Surface temps vary from 33-37 F., and decrease north and west. So it could be sticky out there this morning. If cold push continues SE than we will start mix or change over to all frozen precip. Still an hour or two before sun plays a role. No let up in train of moisture from SW.
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Greenhard have fun. Actually looks great unfinished but needs one man to sharpen all the time.
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Quoting RobDaHood:

Still here...barely.
Good luck with the client my friend.
Of course, that doesn't sound nearly as much fun as the young ladies playing in mud, so I hope it pays well.

Have a great nite Lord Pottery!
-Hood out.

LOLOL, these days, the Payment is the Priority!

Sleep well, Capt.
All is Well.
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Quoting pottery:
Hey Hood, just missed you.......

Still here...barely.
Good luck with the client my friend.
Of course, that doesn't sound nearly as much fun as the young ladies playing in mud, so I hope it pays well.

Have a great nite Lord Pottery!
-Hood out.
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Hey Hood, just missed you.......
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Greetings, Greythings.

Had a non-day today, but managed to get my Licence renewed without too many issues.

Spent the evening trying to convince a prospective client to forget the crap being written by her advisor, and let me and 4 carpenters loose on the building she wants done.

Deep in the forest, up an almost impassable road. She already has a container-load of greenheart, and some very basic plans with no detail.

Negotiations will continue.....
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About time to say goodnight folks.
Goodnight folks!

Catchya all tomorrow!
Rest well.

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Quoting stormchaser43:
why r u goofy?

Well, it would be kinda strange for him to be anyone else!
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Sounds good Goofy!
Thanks for the tune.
Bed is generally a safe place to be, depending on who else is in there. Angie has been known to thrash about like an angry alligator. Somehow she can roll over, fling her arm out, and always manage to hit me upside the head!

Rest well man!
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Some leftover penne ala vodka, some ground beef, saute in onions and garlic, tomato paste and some thin 'getti, topped with fresh shredded white cheese from Parma in a dutch oven. Big salad and a white martin.
Maybe it snows, maybe it rains, maybe it sleets, but I can weather the storm cause unless all he.... breaks loose I'll be in bed

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Nap time?
Next thing you'll be telling me it's Saturday!
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The Macon Gang is alive and well, well, perhaps well
is not the right choice of words. LOL

By the way, what time is it? Why, nap time of course!

I shall check in again around dinner time, or when I
wake up, which ever happens first. :)
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Hard to believe all that excitement over a snake.
What was funny to me was the news guy standing there doing his report with a shiny new machete.

Wait until he wakes up a 400 lb hog or a 12 ft gator.

Thanks for the entertainment Goofy!
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Hey Todd!

Shep,
Good Rant.
Saw a story about the big hunt on the news yesterday.
Sometimes you just have to laugh and shake your head.
Think they've all seen too many low budget SyFy movies.

LOLOL, will be interesting to read how many did not come back. The Hunters, that is...

Anyway, a couple weeks ago, an 18' long Anaconda was caught on the banks of the Caroni river. It's now in the Zoo, and there was pandemonium last w/e when 10,000 people went to see it.
The cops had to be called to unsnarl the traffic, because there was total gridlock on the roadway near the zoo. It's a major artery into/out of town. 215 lbs, it is.

In the meantime rough seas are affecting Tobago and damaging boats and beaches there. Son has gone surfing at Mt. Irvin break. Waiting on photos....
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Soft rain all night temps in the 30's its cold and its damp so how about a wee bit of tramp music



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Hey Todd!

Shep,
Good Rant.
Saw a story about the big hunt on the news yesterday.
Sometimes you just have to laugh and shake your head.
Think they've all seen too many low budget SyFy movies.
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good morning rob
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"Shep is off on an adventure into the snake infested glades,"


Not this trip, big guy.
Shep ain't hitting the brakes until we hit the Tiki Bar in Islamoradababaland.
:)))


Speaking of snakes :)

I have to laugh when I hear the news loonies talk about things they know nothing about.
My favorite utterance by these google masters is "They have no natural predators". Duh? Where have we heard that before.

Don't they realize that:
1. Pythons are not born 18' long. When they come into this world, the first thing a smart no-shoulder does is run and hide.
2. The smart ones, that make it away from mommy, fear everything, walking, flying or swimming. And if your a predator in the Glades, you either walk, fly or swim.
3. The next thing they further realize is that swimming in murky waters, which is...the Glades, is like way unhealthy.
Sorry news loonies, but a 2' python is no match for a 3' gator. Not to mention all those young Bull sharks.
4. They need to fear the most, people that don't fear them. Especially the ones carrying a machete.

So, I see they're having their first big, State Sponsored, Python Round-up this weekend down there.
800 people have signed up from all over the world.
Should be some interesting TV.
:)

What I do not see the State doing, is teaching kids "and adults" what to do if a python latches on to you. DUH???

This is the same forward thinking State that didn't listen to any suggestions, 30 years ago, about forbidding the importation to the State of Florida any exotic reptiles or invasive fish that was not native to the State of Florida.

/: rant over

:)
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Yep, ya gotta be early, 'Snake, if you wanna catch worms!
Hope all is going well for the Macon gang.
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WOW, you miss alot when you sleep late around here!

Shep is off on an adventure into the snake infested glades,
Pottery is off on an adventure into the fraud infested Licensing Division,
Rob almost broke his youknowwhat by bouncing off a
gizmo and landing on a thingamajig.

In the shape I'm in this morning I should probably
not hang around here too long. I still have a few parts
that are still working just fine, and I would like to
keep them that way! :)
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Good morning!

Seems an overly enthusiastic pottery was manning and hoisting away on stuff and whatnots when the wrong line was heaved upon resulting in the untying of the what-knot that was holding my hammock aloft!

Well, you have probably already figured out that I bounced off a gizmo and landed on a thingamajig, nearly breaking my youknowwhat.

Anyway...at least it's not Monday, right?
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