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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Morning Arkers!

Most of the local rednecks used up their fireworks
and ammo before midnight so it was actually quiet by
the time the New Year came by this area. :)

I wonder if this rain that is coming is going to get
here before my annual New Years Day Rib Eye BBQ starts
at 12 noon today? Moved the grill to the back porch
just in case anyway so take your best shot rain cloud!

Inside/Outside makes no difference, will party on. :)

Note for those who may be interested: found a local
supplier of Meyer's Dark Rum yesterday. Magnum.
Will store it in a temperature controlled dark space.
heh heh heh (don't tell Pottery I have re-stocked)

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Hey Happy New Year!
Thanks for all the greetings, good wishes, etc.!

Hope you all had a really good evening to start off a great year.

Sorry to leave you here to do the countdown, Ski. Had to do the NY Eve party thing.

No gunfire that I noticed, but lots of banging and booming and sparkly stuff everywhere. No mine simulators either, though I kept waiting for all of happy valley to shake. Guess The Guard got a little better handle on inventory control. Apparently at one point someone either fused together a thousand dollars worth of stuff or a stray bottle rocket hit someone's stash and it all went off at once. Quite the flash and boom show for a minute on the other side of the lake.

(story mode on)
Got a frantic call from Earl about 2 am. Seems he was cruising through this sector investigating un-authorized probing incidents when he look to his right and saw lots of flashing and explosions on the dark side of our fair planet. He noticed they continued with a spike in activity every hour. Poor guy thought a world war had broken out.

Anyway, I explained our species' penchant for wrapping unstable flammables tightly in paper and setting them on fire to startle small children, worry mothers, annoy neighbors, and just generally have a good time.

He didn't quite get it but asked if he could try some eggnog next year.

Also, managed to get through the night without once hearing the phrases..."Hey man, hold my beer!" or "Y'all watch this."

So...all told, pretty good night.

See you later today.
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Did I ever tell you all how much fun I have reading this blog??? Every day you all crack me up, or make me think, and, well blubbr blubbr errr I love ya mon... Thanks Rob and crew ;)

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neighbors have kick but fireworks
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Have a great 2013!
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Howdy all!!!!! and happy holidays > What a year we had!

Make it a great 2013!

Cheers!

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One of my faves is fireworks, gave it up last year for getting up at the sparrows fart to go fishing. Right now it's blowing a gale about 25 gusting, forcast was for calm tonight and 5 to 10 tommorrow. If I had a dime for everytime this lot got the forcast right, I wouldn't even have two pennies to rub together.
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Good news on the home front, SugarBear got her new
laptop up and running, downloaded all of her special
discs for her photo programs and sewing stuff, and
figured out how to get rid of that crazy Win8 front
page and get to desktop, and even got E-mail to work
finally as well as Facebook. She is one happy camper!
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Thanks for the tunes Goofy!
They're taking my computer away.
If I don't make it back...Happy New Year!
Be safe and take care!
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Hey Rob,

LOL, Naps are a delema when we know you are taking one.

click pop fizz slurp
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Wake and bake and somebody got et?
I just can't take a nap anymore...gonna take all night to sort this out!
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a little dance music for the guys


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Thanks Shore and Bug!
Never know what you'll find here.

Goofy, Shep and Pottery Et Who?
Hope they don't get sick all over my deck. Just can't leave them alone!

Hey Snake and Ski!
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Love it when you guys wake and bake.

Great reading so far.
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Hey Arkers :)

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RTL is it the matel version


anyway here is a little ditty I grew up with. Watched these guys live at the Worlds Fair.

GL & THE RC





HAPPY NEW YEAR KIDS

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Very nice Goofy!

Well, I can tell New Years is getting closer to rural
Georgia. Along with the fireworks that started at 9 pm
I have also heard a few 9mm, a 44magnum, a few shotguns
and what sounded like an M-16. No, not a semi-auto,
a full auto. Trust me, I know the difference.
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A new years greeting for SHEP & POTT ET ALL:

A modern story of glass. One son married here, one princess baptized here. Old place of remembrance, nearly wiped by our 8th AF and restored nicely. Lots of stories here.

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Good Lord, what have I dropped in on this time? Dancin' Nanner and de Purple Hippo! lol


Currier and Ives

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.

~ Ellen Goodman

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
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Good gosh! I came to leave New Year's greetings for Rob and the Ark-o-nauts, and what do I get but a trip in the Tardis! Purple hippos and that darned banana - double good gosh.

Well - Happy New Year to you all. I can't guarantee how healthy and prosperous it's going to be, but I'm pretty sure it will be happy - around here, anyhow!

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Okay then 'Snake.
But you'll miss out on this!
(this one's for Amy)

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Did you say "A Bit Hoppy"???

I have just the thing for you then!!!

(Snake hits Post Comment Button, shuts off laptop,)
(turns off phones, locks doors, its nap time.)

(Image jumps off comment box into Rob's Brain)

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Wow, 'Snake...don't know what it could've been!
Interesting that whatever happened seemed to be calibrated in such a way as to inflict no permanent damage.

You don't have to hide...you'd be missed!

(although, if you wake me up with a "bang" again, I'll be sure not to miss...LOL)
Could have been an over-reaction to the kids across the lake that got M80s for Christmas. Tonight sure to be noisy.

Oh...and did I mention the honey ale is quite good, even if a bit hoppy for Angie's taste.
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Awwww, Poppy!
That's so cute!
(poor thing looks cold!)
Thanks, and hope you have a very pleasant New Years Eve!
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Happy New Year, Rob!

This is sorta the opposite of grillintheeye's greetings, LOL!

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OK, just got back from the Emergency Room, burned my
tongue this morning at the Donut Shop having Apple
Fritters with Shep. Strangest thing happened, after I
burned my tongue my new bionic left knee over heated.

Must have been some kind of inter-galactic radiation
that affected the Titanium Alloy in my left knee.
Didn't do any damage the Ortho Doc said but he said
he had never seen that kind of reaction before.

Good thing this is the last of this year, I think I
will stay home and out of sight for the rest of the day. :)
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Ah, Grillin' knows how to warm a cap'n's heart.
Thanks Sweetie! My best to you and 'Vet!
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All the Best to You and your Family, Rob.

Happy New Year

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Keep the smile, leave the tears.
Think of joy and forget your fears.


Nice Mass!
Thanks!
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Rob and fellow "Arkans" ~

Wanted to stop by to wish you and yours A HEALTHY, HAPPY, SAFE AND MORE PROMISING NEW YEAR AHEAD. Heaven knows, we could all use it!



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Phish - meatstick.

Cool!
Skye brought surf & turf!
Dig in guys!

Shep. Good idea!
Just gotta find a place on the power strip to plug the thing in.
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Happy New Year Everyone!



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Shep drives by to drop off a 3D printer for cappymon to protect the bridge to make future use fritter decoys for use in the probable event that Ranger Fritter launches a another siesta time raid.

Better make plenty cappymon. You know how he has to get up close to throw stuff at ya these days.

Then again, if you disguise the bridge as a fritter factory ain't no way he's gonna blow that sucker up.

:)

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Good Morning Todd!
Got the dog washed.
Rest of the day off!
(well...almost.)
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mornin rob
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Finished the coffee listening to Ski's collection of tunes.
Quite the variety. Thanks Ski!

Warming up nicely. Good thing. Pup needs a bath.
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After applying copious quantities of warm water, Hood finally frees his hand of the frozen cannon ball. He makes his way down to the science lab.

"I've been wanting a chance to play with this things since Uppy built it." He wheels the dastardly multi-beam projector over to the nearest porthole, whips out his trusty spyglass and locates his quarry sitting in a donut shop, laughing it up.

Hood sets the dial to microwave and targets the heaping platter of fritters. The machine warms up and fires an invisible pulse just before 'Snake grabs another fritter and hoist it to his mouth. Bubbling hot apple goo oozes out onto his tongue causing him to leap to his feet, screaming all sorts of things that can't be repeated here.

"Now, dance Ranger, DANCE" Hood shouts, laughing maniacally! As he switches the dial to electro-magnetic multi-pulse/ultra short/narrow beam and targets 'Snake's bionic leg. The excited metallic atoms begin to resonate, causing a quite uncomfortable hot sensation in his knee, and he begins to hop about even more.

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Quoting theshepherd:


Ya never know.
After that crazy indian burnt a hole in my yard on the 21st...anything is possible.

BBL

:)))

BBL too.
Have fun, all.
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Quoting theshepherd:


Wish I had known you needed some.
I've got some of Greg Lenz's glass left over from my old Ecclesiastical window building days.
His foundry was about 5 minutes away from our studio.
Highly sought after by the Lamp Builders.
Solid gold, for sure.
:)


You see?
We spend hours on this media, and never get into the True Reasons that we were thrust together like this.
Karmic Mega-Bytes, and all that, wot ?
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Quoting pottery:

Greetings, Dear friend.

It IS an incense burner-thingy, right ?
The package with the smoking tail....


Ya never know.
After that crazy indian burnt a hole in my yard on the 21st...anything is possible.

BBL

:)))
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Quoting theshepherd:


Yup :)))

This ESP thingy is getting scary.

Especially when I see Lord Pottery's avatar pop up on the Community Activity log as I type.

...and good morning to Lord Pottery, ahem...Sir.
:)

Greetings, Dear friend.

It IS an incense burner-thingy, right ?
The package with the smoking tail....
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Quoting pottery:

Naughty, that.

Overcast and blustery today after a bright day yesterday. One bright day doth not a warming do. Or something.

Seems that there are some folks coming over tonight to Celebrate the end of last year.
GOOD THING i BROUGHT MY BOTTLE OF aNGOSTURA sINGLE bARREL rUM. (sorry for caps)
br>Just came back from the Glass suplier. 8 sheets of various coloured glass panes 16" square. For the dormers of the studio, dont you know?
Fear not, I brought with me pre-cut styro packaging....
Still, carrying that many glass panes in a suitcase is going to challenge the bagage handlers. We shall see.....

It's 1:05. Perfect time for a beer. Then a siesta.

Y'all have a Blast tonight. But behave with Decorum. (lovely word, that. conjures up so many options, heheheheheh)


Wish I had known you needed some.
I've got some of Greg Lenz's glass left over from my old Ecclesiastical window building days.
His foundry was about 5 minutes away from our studio.
Highly sought after by the Lamp Builders.
Solid gold, for sure.
:)

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