Solstice Solace

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

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

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Well, I have to admit to being a bit of a salt fiend.
Go easy...that stuff is a lot more fun tonight than it will be in the morning.

But then you already know that.
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I am trying on my cowboy boots right now, yep feet still same size as when I was 18 yrs old, It's the little things that count. (wish my butt was included in that)
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Well strange and unique is one way to put it.
Anybody notice that 'Snake keeps dropping subtle hints lately?
Reckon we oughta throw him a party.

Sounds like Ski is gonna have a fun time.
Sounds like Shep is gonna have a fun time.

I just need a week in a dark quiet box by myself.

Party.... I got the chilled Tea..kill.ya shots. NO I do not do salt or lime you bloody yanks LOL, lub U
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Well strange and unique is one way to put it.
Anybody notice that 'Snake keeps dropping subtle hints lately?
Reckon we oughta throw him a party.

Sounds like Ski is gonna have a fun time.
Sounds like Shep is gonna have a fun time.

I just need a week in a dark quiet box by myself.
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Quoting RTLSNK:


Thanks Ski, of course it won't go to my head, knew
about it already, I tend to keep up on little odd
things like that! :)

Being born on Ground Hogs Day sort of just lends
itself to the strange and unique don't you know.
And an Aquarius to boot!

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Quoting theshepherd:
" hanging in the tiki hut is soooo hard."

Especially if they have a burger grill.
:)))

They do, plus turkey fryers (ours), couple smokers not including mine, fry daddy (ours), LOL I think we own all the cookers except a 4 burner with side burner BBQ, Life is a big cook out and I still have time to fish, who knew?
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Hot Rod Update:

Got my fingers crossed that I can rebuild the engine.

Reman = $3200
Short block from Mitsubishi (and they only had One in the entire system inventory) = $4200.

Main Bearings = $32 (now we're talkin')

Other bearings, parts and gaskets = Darn reasonable.

New crank = $846.
Yep, I'll take the old one to the machine shop.

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Quoting waterskiman:

Snake won't let it go to his head, just a guess.
I will but I thought it was Robert, and holly molly I forgot about bonfires, dang, it just keeps getting better. And I have bin cooking chicky wings in the trash can cooker, 2.5 hrs and counting, got a few in foil so they don't have the smoke taste, see how they cook, but really how hard can it be. wings are thin. And you know what else! fresh farm eggs, quail that we will knock on the head. Dang I lub the country life


Thanks Ski, of course it won't go to my head, knew
about it already, I tend to keep up on little odd
things like that! :)

Being born on Ground Hogs Day sort of just lends
itself to the strange and unique don't you know.
And an Aquarius to boot!
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" hanging in the tiki hut is soooo hard."

Especially if they have a burger grill.
:)))
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Quoting theshepherd:
Yep..."Robert or Bob"...sumpim' like that...you know the place.

Dang right, ya gotta have a bonfire on the lake bank.
If the water's not too cold and those gators aren't laying on the bottom sleeping, they'll swim right up to you...especially if you toss all the fish guts and heads at the water's edge. :)))

Lou's joint backs right up on the Kissimee where they did the restoration, was always on the water so don't know if it helped or hindered her place. Lots of gators fer sure, the bloody things are hand fed there.
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Dang out of power, have to go get power cord, hanging in the tiki hut is soooo hard.
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Yep..."Robert or Bob"...sumpim' like that...you know the place.

Dang right, ya gotta have a bonfire on the lake bank.
If the water's not too cold and those gators aren't laying on the bottom sleeping, they'll swim right up to you...especially if you toss all the fish guts and heads at the water's edge. :)))
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Quoting pottery:


More walking wounded around here?

Please tell the Good Lady that I'm not responsible for any wounds, damages, lacerations, bumps, bruises or other stuff, however caused, whether intentional or not, internal or external, and especially damaged rib-cages, and that all warranties, guarantees, whatnots, are nulled and voided for the duration of the time set by said Irresponsible Entity, (that would be Me) and pertinent to the subject referred to above and beyond and for all time, round and round ad nauseum.

(It's one of those fine-print, eternal-time clauses that you, as a Legal Advisor will perfectly understand. Surely you have read it??)


Of course I read it my good man, I wrote it remember?
And since you didn't remember, and you just used my
copywrighted document, please forward my usual fee to
my acct in the Caymans. heh heh heh
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Quoting theshepherd:


Oh Lordy...don't tell him that. We've got all year left to go yet.

:)))

Have fun on the lake bank. It's been a while since you've been over there.
A "Tourist Free" Zone.
Sounds like bonfires, tequila and Blue Gill or Catfish for supper.
Don't forget to stop off in Fla City by "Ed is Here's" Place.
That's my favorite fruit stand in those parts.

:)





Snake won't let it go to his head, just a guess.
I will but I thought it was Robert, and holly molly I forgot about bonfires, dang, it just keeps getting better. And I have bin cooking chicky wings in the trash can cooker, 2.5 hrs and counting, got a few in foil so they don't have the smoke taste, see how they cook, but really how hard can it be. wings are thin. And you know what else! fresh farm eggs, quail that we will knock on the head. Dang I lub the country life. I am taking a trash can cooker to Lous, she will lub it. She can keep it if thats the case, and I will make another
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Quoting waterskiman:
Hey Snake,
you know its the year of the snake in ching chong china this year



Oh Lordy...don't tell him that. We've got all year left to go yet.

:)))

Have fun on the lake bank. It's been a while since you've been over there.
A "Tourist Free" Zone.
Sounds like bonfires, tequila and Blue Gill or Catfish for supper.
Don't forget to stop off in Fla City by "Ed is Here's" Place.
That's my favorite fruit stand in those parts.

:)




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Hey Snake,
you know its the year of the snake in ching chong china this year

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Quoting RobDaHood:
Yawwwwn!
"Huh?"
Rolls over.
zzzzzzzzzz

couple more zzzzzzzz and you would have a fish on. LMAO
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Hey purply you gotta be lurkin

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Heading to Okeechobee BF egypt tommorrow, head em up move em on out. Broke a tooth and my dentist that I lub is there. Going to stay out in the booneys with my mate Louise. Gonna to be doing a little fresh water fishing, bingo and animal auction yee ha, gonna get to wear my cowboy boots and jeans and shoot me gun LG
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Hey Arkers :)

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Well, it doesn't look all that rainy in Pottingham Forest on Satellite! Huh! Maybe you should stop dancing.

Wouldn't want to see all they clay go away. How would you make pottery then?

Shep, I've tried for years to figure out what that sound reminded me of. Now I remember...thanks!

Sorry I missed you RTLSNK. Was too tired and grumpy for conversation anyway.

Ski, Thanks for the goodies! Sorry I never quite catch you here lately.
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mornin rob
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Quoting RTLSNK:


Too late, SugarBear read everything from Pottery's
first comment down to yours, I think she may have
hurt a rib.
:)

I feel a riff coming in the time continuum, there is
only one way to prepare for such an event, that is
to lie on your back and close your eyes so that you
don't see things change. This may take a few hours.
You won't even remember that I was here. I could come
back before I left, or I may be back later. One never
really knows with these type of things.


More walking wounded around here?

Please tell the Good Lady that I'm not responsible for any wounds, damages, lacerations, bumps, bruises or other stuff, however caused, whether intentional or not, internal or external, and especially damaged rib-cages, and that all warranties, guarantees, whatnots, are nulled and voided for the duration of the time set by said Irresponsible Entity, (that would be Me) and pertinent to the subject referred to above and beyond and for all time, round and round ad nauseum.

(It's one of those fine-print, eternal-time clauses that you, as a Legal Advisor will perfectly understand. Surely you have read it??)
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And a Jolly Good Morning to all, and Sundry too. Who is this Sundry, anyway? I'm pretty sure it's a Girl you know. Never met her myself, but she crops up from time to time in the presence of 'all'.

Raining, raining, raining all the time.
There are pools of wet stuff all over, except where there are trees. Under the trees is hard and damp.

It amazes me how much water the trees are able to suck up and deal with.
So part of the plan this year is to strategically plant more of them around here in the hope that we can dry-out some areas that are too wet and are beginning to slip gently away.

The soil is clay, and as a good friend once said "You know, all these hills are striving to become flat". Think on that.
We need to slow the process down. Trees do that.

So the long and short of it is, my list just recently took a quantum leap of Labourious Proportions.

Oh well. They say it builds Character. But I dont know what Sundry has to do with it all. Can she wield a shovel? Does she have webbed feet? Does she enjoy rolling around in the shrubbery?

I need to know these things.
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ssssssssssss gurgle gurgle gurgle

ssssssssssss gurgle gurgle gurgle

ssssssssssss gurgle gurgle gurgle

ssssssssssssssssssssss



Coffee's ready.
My coffee maker sounds like a python napping with an upper respiratory condition.
:)

48F/ overcast...

Supposed to clear up today...and just today.



"Mysterious Element called Feminum"


Wonder if they make car parts for grand daughters out of that stuff.
:)))

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Dam, just missed the Captain, wanted to say goodnight.

Goodnight. :)
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Yawwwwn!
"Huh?"
Rolls over.
zzzzzzzzzz
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Hi Ski!!!

Good tunes. :)

Wow, its almost 2300 hours and I am still awake.

Did have a nice nap this afternoon during the time riff.

That must explain it.
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Mates, you can thank me later,

not going to play any live Frankie Valli.
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Quoting RTLSNK:
Snake tiptoes in, hears the snores of the Captain,
and tiptoes out again. Never a good idea to awaken
the Captain before his time. One could lose parts of
ones anatomy that way. :)

Yippee..... Mayhem .. I promise not to say...........or post...............(skipping away in delight)
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Hey Arkers,

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Snake tiptoes in, hears the snores of the Captain,
and tiptoes out again. Never a good idea to awaken
the Captain before his time. One could lose parts of
ones anatomy that way. :)
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That sure is a long way around to say you are taking a nap.
I may well be asleep before you return. Hardly slept at all last night then when I finally did early this am...crazy wild dreams! Result...a very tired Captain.
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Quoting RobDaHood:

Saved...printed...filed.
Now that's some first class blackmail material if I ever read it!

You my friend are either totally fearless or well medicated!
Eyes like a banana...


Too late, SugarBear read everything from Pottery's
first comment down to yours, I think she may have
hurt a rib. :)

I feel a riff coming in the time continuum, there is
only one way to prepare for such an event, that is
to lie on your back and close your eyes so that you
don't see things change. This may take a few hours.
You won't even remember that I was here. I could come
back before I left, or I may be back later. One never
really knows with these type of things.
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"And what matters ain't the 'who's badder' but the ones who stop you fallin' from your ladder."

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"...there ain't nothing in this world for free."
Just try to get by with selling as little of myself as possible.

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Quoting RTLSNK:
I was just about to comment on that Mysterious Element called Feminum but Nurse Cratchet is watching me like a Hawk with a jaundiced eye. That is sort of like the Evil Eye only yellow like a banana. It is a scary thing to behold I will tell you. Since my right hand is attached to my right wrist which is attached to my right forearm which is attached to my right elbow which is attached to my right upper arm which is attached to my right shoulder which is where the pain is from the torn tendons she is only allowing me to spend 5 minutes typing here before she said she would do something awful to my power cord. We don't want that to happen. Its one of the few things that is still working properly. heh heh heh

Saved...printed...filed.
Now that's some first class blackmail material if I ever read it!

You my friend are either totally fearless or well medicated!
Eyes like a banana...
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I was just about to comment on that Mysterious Element called Feminum but Nurse Cratchet is watching me like a Hawk with a jaundiced eye. That is sort of like the Evil Eye only yellow like a banana. It is a scary thing to behold I will tell you. Since my right hand is attached to my right wrist which is attached to my right forearm which is attached to my right elbow which is attached to my right upper arm which is attached to my right shoulder which is where the pain is from the torn tendons she is only allowing me to spend 5 minutes typing here before she said she would do something awful to my power cord. We don't want that to happen. Its one of the few things that is still working properly. heh heh heh
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Quoting theshepherd:



We want that one on video.

It will be the day a slight framed woman creates work for a proctologist.

:)))

Not going to happen, the Vid thing.
In fact, ever since I witnessed an entire clothes-dryer on the pavement outside my house years ago, and realised it had been Flung over the 6' high fence in a fit of Rambunctious Rage by you-know-who, I have sensibly kept out of the way of her SuperHero Strength.

If you recall, Wonder Woman had mastered the use of a Mysterious Element called Feminum, which she wore as bracelets to fend of 45cal bullets.
I think Lady Pott has a supply stashed somewhere about her person.

So the soap-washing thing was merely a figurative descriptive narrative bordering on temporary insanity. Mine of course.

I get that sometimes. But mainly on this blog.
Strange, that.
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Made the mistake of checking in while the coffee was still dripping earlier. 2 cups later, I'm still not sure what it all means except that Shep is on the right track.

Don't know what you got till you see what it is.
Or something like that.

Now, before you start playing follow the leader with RTL, just remember that he may be heavily medicated at any point.

Pursue at your own risk!

Oh...and Good Morning!
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Quoting RTLSNK:


Pottery already has Cavities in his Cranium.
I'm not sure who to refer him to for that problem.
You certainly would not want your Dentist working on
your Brain. You certainly would not want your Brain
Surgeon working on your teeth. You certainly would not
want your Proctologist working on either one of them
after working in the area that he specializes in I
don't care how well he washes his hands afterwords.:)


Goodness me!
You are being verbose this morning.
I am having a lot of trouble maintaining my equilibrium while reading your posts. Must be a sign. Like a sign-post.

And I have always found sign-posts to be mainly responsible for leading me astray. This is not the same as ashtray. That's a very different thing. Quite useful, in it's own way, ashtrays. But astray is is not.

So now you know.
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Quoting theshepherd:



We want that one on video.

It will be the day a slight framed woman creates work for a proctologist.

:)))


Pottery already has Cavities in his Cranium.
I'm not sure who to refer him to for that problem.
You certainly would not want your Dentist working on
your Brain. You certainly would not want your Brain
Surgeon working on your teeth. You certainly would not
want your Proctologist working on either one of them
after working in the area that he specializes in I
don't care how well he washes his hands afterwords.:)
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Quoting pottery:
Yeah, Sheph.
That's it for that motor.....
I wouldn't bother going any further, unless I had a lot of time and nothing else to do. And a bag-full of $$$ with nowhere else to spend it.

A shame, that.

Good Fishing, my friend !

:):))


I'll tear it down first before I drop another engine in it.

It may be simply a seized main bearing...or two ...or three. :)

OEM Bearings are cheap for this engine.


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Quoting pottery:


Moi ?
Just had a long walk in the garden with Lady Pott.
I really hope that she forgets most of the "This needs work soon" stuff that she casually said.
I kept saying "Look at how lovely this is!" and she kept saying that nasty 4-letter word that begins with w and ends in ork.

Maybe I'll wash her mouth out with soap.....



We want that one on video.

It will be the day a slight framed woman creates work for a proctologist.

:)))
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