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.

Enjoy!





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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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Quoting theshepherd:


Fortunately, old Rangers require long fuses to give them time to vacate the blast zone.

Shep is wakened by the commotion, grabs the firecracker, drops it through Pott's mail slot on his cabin door, (No, I don't know why he is the only one with a mail slot on his cabin door), and then runs like hell to join snake at Dunkin Donuts for fritters and coffee.

Justice or just plain ol' fun???

You pick.
:)))

Good ness me !
Sitting here minding my own beeswax when through the slot comes a smoking package. Well, in the Excitment, I knocked over my ale, which put out the smoking part.

Then I looked upon the thing with some surprise, thinking "why would anyone stuff a smoking whatnot through my slot, just so?" But on closer examination the Truth dawned.

How very Kind and Considerate you guys are.
I have re-lit the smoking part and placed it under Lady Potts chair.

When everything calms down (in a couple of hours, hopefully) I will explain how it all came about.
She will love you even more.....


heheheheheheh
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Will check back in a while after this infernal machine finally finishes brewing and I pry Angie from beneath the covers. Prolly ought turn the heat up a notch.
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Quoting RobDaHood:
LOL

Mornin' Shep.
Hood goes to the galley to make coffee...


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.
:)
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Quoting RTLSNK:
Snake peeks in again, lights firecracker fuze,

tosses it onboard, then runs like hell.

heh heh heh

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)

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)
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LOL

Mornin' Shep.
Hood goes to the galley to make coffee...
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Hood rushes onto the deck, and charges the 4 pounder, turns and picks up a cannon ball, it freezes to his hand.

"I'll get you Kristoff Von Snake!"
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Quoting RTLSNK:
Snake peeks in again, lights firecracker fuze,

tosses it onboard, then runs like hell.

heh heh heh


Fortunately, old Rangers require long fuses to give them time to vacate the blast zone.

Shep is wakened by the commotion, grabs the firecracker, drops it through Pott's mail slot on his cabin door, (No, I don't know why he is the only one with a mail slot on his cabin door), and then runs like hell to join snake at Dunkin Donuts for fritters and coffee.

Justice or just plain ol' fun???

You pick.
:)))
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Snake peeks in again, lights firecracker fuze,

tosses it onboard, then runs like hell.

heh heh heh
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Snake peeks in, looks like everyone is asleep, the Ark
is secure, sure is quiet around here at 0246 hours. :)
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No worries Rob,

gonna play a couple more
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Good evening.
Forecast low calls for 52.

Interesting link Goofy.
RTL, Knew that Win8 would drive her nutz, but she'll get used to it.
Ski, now I finally know what zzzzzzzzzzzzzz is! LOL Thanks for the tunes!

If I don't come back for a while, it means I successfully fell asleep.
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long island NY

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Exploding beer, sounds like a sugar rush on the beers part.

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Quoting ycd0108:
Slept most of yesterday's 24 - some kind of sneezey runny nose and burpy belly got me down. Now I'm back on watch. Can't sleep.
I did not see any raccoons on deck - I assume they sensed RTLSNK's mumbling presence earlier and decided to go to ground. 0108 PST

Go fishing and drink beer, lots of it, starting when you leave the dock, I got the T shirt yesterday, another today. click pop fizz slurp, zzzzzzzzzzzz (sound of fishing reel smokin)
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Hi Arkers, I think I have this two finger typing down
pat now, getting a little faster, still making way too
many typos however. :)

SugarBear has three of her favorite programs running
now on her new laptop so she is much happier tonight
than she was yesterday. Hates the new Windows 8.

Don't remember the Fulda Gap Goofy. We started the
motorcycle tour in Munich, went through Austria,
then west through the northern Italian Alps, then
up through Switzerland, back to Austria, then Munich.
Two week trip. Motorcycle heaven!!!

Temp is supposed to drop to 27*F tonight and then
warm up again and rain.
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speaking of gaps before this is one reason to visit Fulda.

http://www.franconiabeerguide.com/CityDetail.asp? City=Kreuzberg

Think RTL might have missed this on his European adventure.
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Quoting goofyrider:
thanks ROB

Not a problem...going on my wish list.
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thanks ROB
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Link for the book Goofy mentioned.

http://www.gcfrog.com/asnowmaninhell.php
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Sounds like you need a vacation Goofy!
Wind has died down to a light breeze. Sun bright on the deck.
Can't complain.

One of the older nieces, a Florida girl, traveled to Maine to meet her boyfriends family this week. Reckon he'll be put on notice that should the relationship proceed, they will NOT be living in Maine!
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Not quite beach weather here. 30 F this am after rain. Bed 0100 after all the guests went home and clean up supervised. Had 6 rug rats running around bent on devilment with hammers and playing the role of the Stay Puft man in ghost busters. Lots of stories with old and new friends of the ancients, kids and rats. Up at 0400 for squad call. The Z's driver door lock was blocked. Other side ok but the seat was tucked up for a five ft driver. Ran the heat high later and still no luck. Parked in the shelter of the driveway. Morning sun to 34 melted the frozen lock. Now 37 F with high wind warning. Some lows coming this week that will make Foxy wish she was in Key West.

One guest had an interesting photo journal called " Snowman in Hell " , a collection of photos and stories of Christmas in Vietnam by Doug Berg. Worth the price of admission. His page is 35. He spoke of one night with the Wolfhounds near Tay Ninh, as FO, the 155 Battery was in support of four missions. He noted that he had somehow constructed two intersecting streams of fire. Kind of like ghost busters but this is not a good thing to do.
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Hey Ylee!
Just wiped it down with a damp rag. If there is a stain, I can't see it. Ceiling due to be painted anyway.

The rest are resting peacefully in the refrigerator and there has been no further drama. May have been a not up to spec bottle.
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220. Ylee
Not quite t-shirt and shorts weather here, either, as it's now 31 after a morning low of 16!

Beer bottle rocket sounds like a mess; did you get the ceiling clean?
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Brother's crew headed back home.
Not quite shorts & T weather yet but not bad.
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I'm warmer. 47 earlier, was 50 at 9 am. Not creeping up very fast. Still very windy which makes it worse than advertised.
If the short people want to fish again today, they're doing it from the dock without me.

Oh, and Good Morning! Happy Sunday!

Hope both YCD and RTL have a better day today!
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Took knothead to the moving picture show last night to see Parental Guidance.

Great family flick.



41F in Orlando.
35F back home.

Snake wins...he's colder. :)))
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Morning ycd! Hope you feel better soon.

28.4*F in Macon Georgia this morning.

94% humidity but no snow yet.
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Slept most of yesterday's 24 - some kind of sneezey runny nose and burpy belly got me down. Now I'm back on watch. Can't sleep.
I did not see any raccoons on deck - I assume they sensed RTLSNK's mumbling presence earlier and decided to go to ground. 0108 PST
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Snake tip toes up the gangway of the Ark at 0313 AM
mumbling something about Raccoons on the back porch
again, checks around, everything secure, tip toes
back down the gangway mumbling something about cages
and dogs and boobytraps for little furry bandits.

Better not wake the Captain he mutters to himself
as he heads back to bed.
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I was walking on a path to the Student Union Building at UBC and Art Garfunkel was coming toward me.
First reaction on my part was:
Hey! I know you! (did not say that)
Then I thought that might not be new and special to him besides being a lie - since I did not know him at all.
We passed each other politely.
Sorry about the double post but I don't see where I can delete either one.
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I was walking on a path to the Student Union Building at UBC and Art Garfunkel was coming toward me.
First reaction on my part was:
Hey! I know you! (did not say that)
Then I thought that might not be new and special to him besides being a lie - since I did not know him at all.
We passed each other politely.
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RTL,
This was not a pancake stuck to the ceiling. This was fermented beverage in a 20 ft radius. Actually, I didn't know how bad at first. Basically a bottle rocket loose in the kitchen!

Anyhow. All is well now and I need to get some sleep.
The nieces and nephew are at my mom's tonight but will require my attendance at first light.

Rest well. See you all tomorrow!
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Hi Arkers!

Still dealing with a torn rotater cuff tendon in the right shoulder so typing on the keyboard and using the mouse with my left hand only is proving to be sort of funny. Spend a lot of time going back and correcting my spelling mistakes and mouse clicking errors. :)

40* here now heading down to 27 they say.

Did you ever wonder who "they" are?

I shall ponder this during nap time.

Beer on the ceiling, how interesting, I once had a
pancake on the kitchen ceiling. I was trying that trick
where you flip the entire pancake up and out of the
frying pan and catch it as it comes back down. It
stuck there for a minute with me standing under it
with the frying pan and nothing happened. Just as I
moved to get a ladder, down it came. Figures. :)
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Down to 64.
Signing off for a while.
Rest well folks!

Hi Rattler!
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Not much rain today thankfully. Current temp 68 headed towards 48/50 for those who follow my forecast. NWS says 43 but I don't see that happening here. Still pretty windy.

Not supposed to be great for wind power here, but from this past year, thinking I'd have done well to have a windmill.
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Okay, since I can see you are all dying to know how I got beer on the ceiling...

Lets just say that from now on, all my experimental brewing projects will carbonate in a big igloo, not on top of the fridge.

A one liter amber plastic bottle, specifically designed for beer, rootbeer, and the like, decided to explode and become airborne this afternoon. Meant to put them in the fridge today, but got distracted by the younglings. Huge mess in the kitchen.

On the plus side, the honey-ale taste pretty good...even warm and post-launch. Will do the final analysis New Years Eve.

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206. Ylee
If it's textured, I recommend bleach and a toothbrush, but only if you're sober! :)

Sending you a WU-mail...
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