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 guys, fire is dread Pottery, be careful.
Don't like the wind when I'm on the water Shep,
when the wind starts rocking, I go docking!

A nap, what a great idea, I have been awake for an
hour and a half already, a nap might be just the thing. :)

Morning Rob, trust you slept well, my sleep cycle is
totally messed up now, try not to even look at the
clock anymore.

Enjoy the day, was 29*F here this morning, no snow.

EDIT : in the time it took me to type the above comment the temp dropped to 28.3*
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Good Morning.
It's hot and still and getting dry.....
Even had the first fire of the season yesterday, so I spent the very hot afternoon from about 1:00 to 5:00 making sure it did not invade my garden.

Left me feeling completely zonked out.
I think I'm getting a little old for this stuff !
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Covered up in Cero Mackerel.
Way yummy.

Too windy for any thing else yesterday ...and today...and tomorrow.
But that was yesterday that I thought was today. Or is it tomorrow?
This keeping up with time is getting way too demanding.

I need a nap.


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59 F.
Night Guys & Gals.
Rest well.

Hopefully I won't be back at 3 am.

Need a good night's sleep.
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I tried to polish a car years ago using one of those
soft polishing cloths on a drill. Bad mistake. The
cloth came off and the round pad attached to the drill
took a hunk right out of the paint. Had to have the
hood redone.:(

See ya.
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Yeah, me too, going to crash early, see you in the morning.
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Quoting RTLSNK:
Oh, sorry, Hi Rob!

So it sounds like the car job went well yesterday.
Did it remind you of the first Karate Kid movie?

Wax on, wax off, wax on, wax off. :)

Sorry, you slipped in while I was typing earlier.
Yeah...something like the karate kid.

Arms were pretty tired by the time it was over.
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Not gonna try to guess RTLSNK's forecast for this weekend. Mine has been changing every 3 hours for the past 2 days. And that's just for tonight and tomorrow night. Currently holding at 60. Forecast currently says 42 for tonight but that won't happen. Still...not betting on snow for Macon this weekend.

Then again, I only bet on a sure thing.

Interesting Info Ylee. I only hope that the page rolls before Angie reads that. I think that is one cooking show (???) that she hasn't discovered yet!
:o)

Been a long day...up since 3 am. Might not last much longer.
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Oh, sorry, Hi Rob!

So it sounds like the car job went well yesterday.
Did it remind you of the first Karate Kid movie?

Wax on, wax off, wax on, wax off. :)
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Quoting goofyrider:
Forecast for a. snakin, makin bacon, in Macon this weekend calls for clouds, temps above 32 F, and chance of rain. No snow. Tune in again next week for another exiting installment of As the worm turns where we watch the next cold wave from the frozen north and the next wet wave from the Gulf combine and form rain or snow on the little worms in the land of the Bulldogs.


I like it! Has a nice flow to it!

Snakin Makin Bacon, now thats good.

As the worm turns, I'm thinking soap opera or reality show there. :)
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Quoting Ylee:
16 here this morning; I'm thinking some white stuff for Snakey Friday. We'll see....


Hey, that would be great!

Don't tell Foxxy or Shep though, I don't think
they like the idea much. :)
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845. Ylee
BTW, I saw an episode of Cook's Country on PBS where they cooked apple fritters! Supposedly apple fritters were the only food Mark Twain missed when he was in Europe!
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Forecast for a. snakin, makin bacon, in Macon this weekend calls for clouds, temps above 32 F, and chance of rain. No snow. Tune in again next week for another exiting installment of As the worm turns where we watch the next cold wave from the frozen north and the next wet wave from the Gulf combine and form rain or snow on the little worms in the land of the Bulldogs.
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843. Ylee
16 here this morning; I'm thinking some white stuff for Snakey Friday. We'll see....
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Hey Todd!
I remember well the last time that I was that cold and I don't ever want to do it again!
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good morning rob
we hit a low of 22 lastnight brrrr
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LOL
Well there you go!
Miracles never cease.

Hey Snook...er...I mean 'Snake!
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Fish for breakfast??? No way. Never. Ever. :)

Well, except maybe Redfish.

Or Snook.

With garlic butter.

Or lemon pepper.

Or broiled with a strawberry walnut glaze. :)

See, I actually will eat "some" fish.

Like Red Snapper filets deep fried with a cornmeal coating. YUM
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Grilled fish for breakfast?
Wouldn't be the first time!
I'm in.

Morning folks!
Well, it's back to work day. Not really all that much to do which is okay today.
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Quoting pcola57:
Morning Rob..
...Got absolutely nothing done while here which is just fine with me.. )






Happy Tuesday to all!!

Sometimes getting nothing done is exactly what one needs to do!
Be safe on the road and thanks for the cool graphic!
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Morning Rob..
Been in South Carolina for 2 Weeks and no snow to enjoy.. :(
Am heading to Montgomery,Ala in the am for 2 days then it's back to the homestead..
When I come up to SC in the winter i usually get to enjoy some white precip but NADA this year..
Got absolutely nothing done while here which is just fine with me.. :)






Happy Tuesday to all!!
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Quoting goofyrider:
17-20 F this am. White stuff on the ground. Time to A. Make coffee; or B. shower and shave; or C. Think about fresh grilled Wahoo over pineapples and peppers,

OK, cancel my order for apple fritters.
I'll go with the Special this morning.
Thanks.
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17-20 F this am. White stuff on the ground. Time to A. Make coffee; or B. shower and shave; or C. Think about fresh grilled Wahoo over pineapples and peppers,
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62 F and all is well.
Crashed hard and early last night.
Jerky sounds good. I end up eating half of it before it's done.
Watch your step Goofy!
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29 F and snow me lads. 1/2 IN so far maybe < 1 inch before all is said and groomed. EDIT @0007 25 F And black ice underfoot.
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Greetings.
Returned from dinner with Grands, to find that all is Normal around here too.

Life is good.
I'm off to bed.
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4hrs tops in the trash can. Luckly I checked, would of been more teeth grinders for sure.

Good texture, flavor fab, very smokey, but needs a widdy bit more salt and pepper, but this batch is add to taste.

Tune in for tomorrow nights burn off. :)
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Making beef jerky in the trash can cooker.

This is the second test run.

Last nights effort was good, think crispy bacon X5. Only a few peices survived, I don't have sharp teeth anymore :)
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Quoting theshepherd:
Shep and crew = 4

Wahoo = 0

What a blast for first day on the water.
Never, have I landed 4 wahoo within 2 hours.

If they'll leave us alone in the morning, we'll try to snag a few sails tomorrow.

I'm whupped.
G'nite mates.

:)




R U in the Keys you cheeky bugger
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Okay. All done for the day.
Tomorrow, Angie can show up at work and touch up her lipstick in her reflection in the hood if she wants.

Will probably put one more coat of liquid glass on next weekend, then a coat of "Mother's" in a couple weeks.

We bought Angie's old car used and didn't get to it in time to save the silver metallic paint. But even 20 yrs old, she kept it immaculate on the inside.

Trying to help her keep this one just as nice on the outside as in.

Only problem I have with this car is that it's gonna end up getting me a ticket. 70 mph feels like 50. Gotta get used to using the cruise control I guess.
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Hi Todd!
That's awful! Sweating pretty good here.

Yes, Pottery, I did and I still do. Done with the bath and the first coat of sealer. Angie currently primping the inside while I take a break, cool off, and find some lunch. When I said I wanted to spend the whole day rubbing her body, apparently she thought I meant the car!

Little sucker is a lot bigger than it looks!
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brrrr 26 here..and morning
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Well that's all fine and dandy, but now what are we gonna do?
Guess I'll go move potted plants around for a while. Maybe the ground will dry out enough to mow the leaves.

I thought that you had a Date, that involved the new MotorCar ?

I'm off to the City, and will be having dinner with Pirate Alex and Princess Amy.

Keep well.
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Well that's all fine and dandy, but now what are we gonna do?
Guess I'll go move potted plants around for a while. Maybe the ground will dry out enough to mow the leaves.
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Whew !!

Thank you so much, for those reassuring words.
Yes, it is well known that Holy Ground changes even the most vile into better creatures. Us too.

Well done, my friend.
You have gone a long way to changing things for The Better.

I am off now, to perform many tasks, with a Song in my Heart and a Smile on my Lips.

"O Bla Di, Oh Bla Da, Life goes on>>"
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Quoting pottery:
AAAaakkk !!

What am I going to do with 3 Returned Jumbies ???
This is Terrible, you know.
A Horrible way to start a Monday morning.
A Dreadful introduction to a week when I had plans to completely Bliss Out.
A Dismal beginning to the rest of this month, and a Gloomy year ahead.....

I will need to consider my future, very carefully.

Maybe I'll go and join Sheph. He obviously needs help. I can hear him shouting "wahoo' from here.


I had intended to go back to sleep but SugarBear had
awakened and requested coffee and was then going back
to sleep herself so while she is having her coffee I
decided to check here once more and noticed you and
the Captain had checked in.

Fear not my friend, your three Jumbies are coming back
changed and mellow creatures. What I failed to tell
the three goofy little critters before I put them in
the crawl space under the house was that when I bought
the house five years ago I blessed the house. When you
bless a house that includes the very land that it sits
on you see. In effect it makes the entire house and
land hallowed ground.

When Igor put them in the crawl space and stood guard
at the only entrance they were totally surrounded by
holy ground and building. They could not come up through
the hard woods floors of the house, nor get out through
the walls, nor could they dig down and out through
hallowed earth. Igor said they realized they were not
where they wanted to be but the warmth of the heater
and the kindness they had been shown began to mellow
them out like nothing they had ever known.

Kindness will do that to the worst of us you know.:)
Igor told them that you were also a friend of his,
and he would not take kindly if they did not treat you
and your family with respect from now on. I think you
will find that no more tricks will be played on you
in the future. No need to thank me my friend.

Of course, a small gratuity could always be sent to my
account in Grand Cayman if one were so inclined. :)

Back to bed this time for sure.
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AAAaakkk !!

What am I going to do with 3 Returned Jumbies ???
This is Terrible, you know.
A Horrible way to start a Monday morning.
A Dreadful introduction to a week when I had plans to completely Bliss Out.
A Dismal beginning to the rest of this month, and a Gloomy year ahead.....

I will need to consider my future, very carefully.

Maybe I'll go and join Sheph. He obviously needs help. I can hear him shouting "wahoo' from here.
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Goofy,
Sorry, we posted at the same time and as it was a click and run, I didn't see your post.
Stay warm and safe up there. Sounds Dreadful.

Jumbies are easy RTL. All you need is a fist full of salt to keep them busy for hours. It's all those other critters that are a problem.

Wonder will the sun make an appearance today? Same gray outside that it has been all weekend.
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Snake tiptoes in early, better be quiet, its a Holiday,
did anyone tell Pottery? I'll bet you an Apple Fritter
against a Crispy Cream Donut that he comes barging in
here in a few minutes raising all kinds of stuff when
he finds out his Jumbies are coming to his house on
Tuesday morning! heh heh heh

So what's up? Rob is waxing cars today, Shep is wahooing,
and Goofy is freezing more than I am. Going back under
the covers sounds like a good idea to me.

By the way, what is a Wahoo? I thought that was what
you said when you won the Lottery. Its a fish, eh?
And why would Shep want a sail on his fishing boat?
I thought he had motors on his boat. Confusing. I am
sure he will explain it all later. :)

Back to bed, I'm retired you know, I can do that.
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Pretty cool Shep!
Good luck tomorrow.
Those pesky Wahoo!
LOL

Yep, RTL!
Just checked.
It's still here.

Back to bed...
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Holy cow it's 33 in RTL's neck of the woods and 45 at KPNS. Could it be that the HALO forgot to tell KOG to kill the fans while he was in some warm place? Could it be so cold that the fan controls are frozen? It can't be a good sign that ice hockey resumed when he left. It's 29 here. Finally drained the hose and shut off the spigot since it looks like we could see 10-15 F here in the next two weeks. But that's same forecast that has RTL at 39 and the BEACH at 55. Well this requires some serious thought best done under the covers.
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Shep and crew = 4

Wahoo = 0

What a blast for first day on the water.
Never, have I landed 4 wahoo within 2 hours.

If they'll leave us alone in the morning, we'll try to snag a few sails tomorrow.

I'm whupped.
G'nite mates.

:)



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I promised to come back, so here I am.
It has been a long fun day so I think I shall
relax and spend some quality time with SugarBear.
The world wide web will continue I am sure. :)
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Out for a while.
Rest well friends.
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Quoting goofyrider:

A little kick off music:


Pretty sweet Goofy!
Thanks!
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A little kick off music:

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