Lowcountry Chit Chat

By: palmettobug53 , 3:10 AM GMT on August 27, 2012

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The tropics seem to be winding down. Knock on wood. Other than Nadine wandering around. It's hard to believe she's still out there. It's been almost 3 weeks.

Until I can get up a fresh entry, this will have to do. I've a couple of ideas but I'll have to find the enery and time to do a little research and write something up.










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219. OGal



Bug I have been checking on Sandi too. I hope she is in La, La Land with that magnificent drip. You just don't to use it too often. I hope Chris made it home from his mom's with no problems.

We leave for Jackson Hole Wym tomorrow morning early but I am taking my IPad so I will continue to check on Sandi.

Hope all is well at your house. Give Gus a kitty kiss from my kitty girls.
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218. whitewabit (Mod)
Bug .. where I use to work we only got 20 minutes to eat .. took me forever to slow down when eating at home..

Been checking on Sandi too !
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Another quick fly by. About all I have time for is to check on Sandi (no word, yet) and swing by Dad's.

30 minutes isn't enought time to heat something in the micro and get it snarfed down. I'll probably have the burps (or worse) from eating too fast.

If it's the worse, serves 'em right for cutting my lunch break!
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Morning, Bug ~ Oh, fiddle. Isn't that an aggravation? Well, enjoy your half-hour lunch - again! Hope all goes well this time!
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215. Ylee
Hope you get in today, bug! Take care!
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Don't ya just hate it when they change appointments! My dentist is very good at that little trick.


My repurposed windows..

upper: back porch, over garden tub
lower: over the bed,front porch
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Just a quick 'hello' and I'll have to reply later.

I'm only getting a half hour for lunch, due to an aborted Dr's appt this morning. Got there on time, only to be told, "We tried to call you."

Rescheduled for tomorrow a.m. so will only get half hour for lunch tomorrow, too.

Rats.
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Good morning Bug. I see that it is a little warmer your way. Here we are in the 40s (41-42 when I got up). It doesn't feel cold though. Autumn is all around us, in the air, on the ground, leaves accumulating and ready to be bagged. Squirrels running around busy gathering acorns, birds fattening up at the bird feeders. All is well.

I am reading a book by Lisa See, it deals with two sisters in China at the time when the Japanese were taking over Shanghai. Very interesting. After I finish this book, I will read two of the historical-fiction books I just purchased. I will be going back to European history, first I'll read about the Tudors, and then a War Of The Roses secret political romance! The authors are Gortner for the Tudor, and Higginbotham for the second book. I have read Gortner before and like him but I have never read any books by Higginbotham. Are you familiar with her writing?

Wishing you a good day and lovely week.
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That Christmas tree weed sounds very unsual. I don't recall ever seeing one of those. We like natural native flora also. Much less work. I do have a few flower beds for my bulbs but thats about it. I had wanted to pick up a couple of pots of Mums while we were in town yesterday but I had spent my 'free' money on other stuff so flowers have to wait.
Hope you aren't too achey tomorrow..
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Oh, I was going to get all that done earlier. But I've had way too many plants out there, and wanted to get rid of some of them,including a fair sized ficus tree. I decided there was no sense in my moving them around or having to even bring them inside while they did the work. So, I posted a sign by the mailboxes and have been giving them way (selling the trees) one by one.

Now, the ones I wanted to get rid of are all gone, and I didn't have to lift a finger! So, we can proceed with The Project. Aren't I clever? LOL

ADD: I got my ham ground up. I'd forgotten how good real, homemade ham salad is. And I'd forgotten how much fun it is to use those old metal grinders. As long as I have it down, I think I'm going to get some cranberries and make my favorite cranberry relish. I like it mixed with cottage cheese, for one thing, or swirled through cranberry bread batter.

Coarsely grind 1 bag cranberries and 1 large orange (unpeeled)

Stir in 1/2 c. chopped pecans and 1/3 c. honey.


There. Isn't that easy? It will keep in the fridge for a week at least. It might last longer, but I always eat it up so fast it's never been around more than a week.
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Oh, yum, Shore. Some comfort food!

I thought that balcony ceiling would have been fixed by now. You mentioned it weeks ago. I guess, with all you've had going on, it just got shunted to the back burner. I agree that supplying a list of all repairs at one time might be a good idea. Either get them done before your road trip or scheduled for after your return. You still are going to KC, aren't you?

I never had to worry too much about Daisy getting spooked and making a run for it out the door. She always headed for the closet when anyone came inside.

Thor, now... I worried about him getting inside someone's truck or van, getting shut inside, freaking out and getting dumped miles away from home, unable to find his way back. I always told repair guys to let me make sure I located him before they left. I'd seen him hop inside more than once, sniffing around.
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Morning Bug! I can still say that because it's two minutes until noon. I was up relatively early, but it was nice and cool - 55 degrees! - and it just felt so good I got a case of the morning lazies and sat around brushing Dixie, drinking coffee and reading the morning paper that somehow landed at my door. I don't subscribe any more - who needs all those car and department store ads? - but there it was. I suppose they're doing another promotion. They show up now and then with free papers for a week and then try to nag you into subscribing.

I laughed at your description of the hole digging. That's really a problem around here, too. We have that gumbo soil, and if you don't dig a hole big enough for some amended soil and such, you have a plant that might as well have been put in a bucket. It just drowns.

Did I ever tell you the story of the gravedigger back in Iowa? It still tickles me that Mom's grave was dug by a fellow who'd come to Iowa from Oklahoma, looking for work. He said he didn't much like the snow or digging holes in the winter, but as long as people weren't cremated it wasn't too bad. What? sez me.

As it turns out, when people are cremated and an urn (or whatever) is being buried, the holes are dug by hand - there's no need, and really no practical way, to do it mechanically. He said the rule of thumb is that the hole should be three times deeper than the container is tall, so it doesn't work its way up and out as the ground freezes. He was a pretty tall, lanky fellow, and he said he'd found that he usually could dig a hole as deep and the top of his knee and that would be just fine. He'd step in and out of the hole while he was digging,and when it got deep enough, he'd just stop.

So there you have it. Another good example of the old ways working out just fine. ;)

My next project is going to be getting myself over to the office this afternoon to tell them my ceiling plaster and such on the balcony is falling down, and that they need to get their sweet selves over here and fix it - again. They fixed it some time ago. Maybe three or four years, actually. There must be a crack in the concrete up above that's letting water get in - I can see a couple of "bubbbles" that are going to be next. If I can bring myself to get this place picked up, there are some other projects that need doing, too. Maybe if I give them one list they can do it all at once. They're quite good about repairs, so I'm not worried about that. I just don't want them coming in and out when I'm gone - I always worry about Dixie getting spooked and making a run for it.

I'm off to grind up some ham for ham salad and Karen's mac and cheese. I got a nice piece of ham at the butchers, and I'm going to get out the old-fashioned meat grinder and get after it. Whatever I don't use now I'll just freeze in recipe sized portions. It's a beautiful, boneless smoked ham - pretty tasty, too!
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Good afternoon, everyone. I'm a bit late today getting online. Was just about to crank up the lappy, when Hubby started pulling his yard shoes on.

One of the items on my "To Do" list today was to get out in the yard and pull up what I call the Christmas Tree plant. It's a weed and I have no idea what it is. The next door neighbor's yard is full of weeds and everything migrates to our yard.

I call it the Christmas Tree plant because the branches have needle shaped leaves that remind me of fake Fraser firs.

It's EVERYWHERE. I've been pulling them up all spring and summer. Right now, it's blooming and the tiny white flowers make it a bit easier to spot in the yard.

I knew if Hubby mowed before I pulled, he'd scatter even more seeds and cut the tops off the plants and I wouldn't be able to find them.

Janet, absolutely NO mums at that plant sale. This was strictly native plants. Grasses, trees, shrubs, various perinnials.

I bought a book: "Bringing Nature Home - How you can sustain wildlife with native plants," by Douglas W. Tallamy. There's even a website: Link.

I was looking more for a guide to native plants, rather than a treatise on why it's better to use them. But there is a good bit of info and there's an appendix that lists native plants by region, so you can know what to look for.

I was hoping to find some native azaleas but if they had any, they'd sold our or I just didn't spot them. I did buy an American Beauty Berry and a Joe Pye Weed.

I had to pick through and read the growing info posted at each row for each type of plant. I was not interested in grasses, trees or wildflowers. Many of the plants required full to partial shade, which I don't have much of or more moist conditions than I could provide. Bog plants, for instance, were out of the question!

Prices on the items I was looking at were very reasonable. $6.00 a pot; I think they were about 6-7 inch pots.

They'll be holding another sale next spring; April, probably. I'll have to keep my eyes on their website and check back.

I got my weeds pulled and both plants in the ground. I do not let Hubby dig the holes. If I try to get him to dig them to the proper size, he starts fussing. He wants to dig a hole just big enough to get the pot into and that's it. You need to do 2-3 times as wide and as deep. Fill the hole with water and let it soak in, backfill until the pot sits at the right height, then remove the plant from the pot, put it in the ground, backfill and then soak it well again. They'll have to be soaked 2-3 times a week, unless we get a good rain. We haven't had a good rain in several weeks and the ground was dust dry.
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I hope you made it to the Plant sale. The Palace downtown does that in the spring mostly. But you know I bet they are also selling lots of Mums this week because our Mum Fest is next week-end.
I think you are right on the Plantar fascitis. If nothing else it taught him not to kick things.

Happy Saturday
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Good morning!

Just popping in for a quick check, as I want to go over to Charlestowne Landing this morning for a look-see. The SC Native Plant Society is having a fall plant sale. I don't know that I'll buy anything or not. Mainly because I haven't a clue as to where I would put a plant, or plants, if I did get them. They are supposed to have handouts and books, as well.

SC Native Plant Society Fall Sale Plant List

Janet, it sounds like your Hubby might have had plantar fascitis. My Hubby has had that and it can be directly related to the unyielding soles on his work boots. He never went in about it but I did some digging online and diagnosed him myself. Of course, he wouldn't listen to me, when I made some suggestions on ways to ease it.

Hi, Ylee!

Sandi, you are so right; there doesn't seem to be a middle ground, is there? I hie myself off to the doctor immediately for some things; others, I adopt a wait-and-see attitude. If it doesn't clear up or ease off within a reasonable length of time, then I go in.

Hubby didn't go in Wed, like I asked, but he says he feels a lot better and hasn't relapsed into renewed complaints, so maybe he is getting over it.

There was an interesting article in the paper this morning: Button Ties Florida Shipwreck to Charleston's Revolutionary History. They've been working on some shipwrecks off St. Augustine (FL) Beach and believe them to be from a fleet carrying Loyalist refugees fleeing Charleston in 1782.

Well, best go for now. Visit Dad and maybe a couple of other blogs, then I need to be off.

Hope everyone has a good Saturday.
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I find men fall into two categories when you discuss doctors - those who will never go, unless dragged there kicking and screaming, and those who go the fist time they get a twinge or sneeze!

Hope you and J both have a better week.... :-)
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203. Ylee
Have a good weekend, bug!
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I was also having trouble last week(both computers) with WU and something about running script. Not having it this week, knock on wood.

Good luck with Hubby!
Max is the same way about Drs. He will not go. Last year was the first time hes been to one since he retired 10 years ago! He only went this last time because he was tired of his foot hurting and I was equally tired of listening to him complain. He had damaged that tendon running the length of the foot at the heel. I'm not medical enough to know the name, anyway dr had to give a shot and told him to stretch it each day. It will probably give hime trouble forever now.

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Hi, everyone.

Ylee, sometimes these issues have to do with our network. I shut down every night before clocking out, which is what our tech people tell us to do. It is always possible it's my hard drive.

So far the only webiste I'm having problems with is WU (new and classic) and only at work.

I watched "Fargo" again last night. I love that movie. It's so funny. The first time Hubby watched it with me, he was horrified that I was laughing at everything. "What's the matter with you? They just shot someone!"

Frances McDormand totally cracked me up as the mellow, and very pregnant, police chief, Margie.
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200. Ylee
I dunno, bug; maybe if you can reboot your computer, it will help! Works for me sometimes with this hunk of junk! :)
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Hi, Shore!

this was a Dole pineapple. It looked ripe (nice and yellow) on the outside but wasn't, on the inside. It's been quite some time since I've brought home one that wasn't sweet and juicy. You're gonna get one like that every now and then.

I spoke too soon about Classic WU... It was fast for about 30minutes and now it's moving along like a herd of turtles stampeding in peanut butter.

time to get back to work.
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Hidy-ho, Miss Bug! Hope Ye Olde Hubbie gets himself to the doctor. If he doesn't, you always could let him read Bayou Woman's tale of her little bout with cracked-crab-bait vibrio and a five day stint in the hospital with IV antibiotics! She has lots of photos, too, just in case someone misses the point. ;)

Don't you hate it when fruit turns out like that? I never buy a grocery store peach any more, for just that reason. Picked too soon, and they never ripen properly. I have found that if I buy organic strawberries instead of the others, I can get decent tasting ones, and right now they're still affordable. Not for long!

Brand makes a difference, too. I always buy Dole "gold" pineapples. They're always sweet and juicy - the rest? Blech.

I think we're finally in for a weather change. I saw a huge flock of white pelicans come in this week - they're the sign that a real front is coming. Hoorah!

Have a good afternoon - and tell that man to go to the doc!
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I've been having problems with WU here at work for two weeks now. I've started getting an error box about script being run. I thought perhaps it was the link, so re-bookmarked the thing. I thought it worked but the next day, it was the same thing again.

I've had no problems with any other website at work. I have no problems with WU at home.

This morning, I got the bright idea to try Classic Wu.

BINGO! Classic works fine.

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Hi, ho, everyone.

It's Thursday!

Janet, hope the meds will dry up that annoying problem for Sam. Sometimes, they just get into a cycle of it for no particular reason and it just takes intervention to stop it.

ylee, no, the Mustang is still in the shop. They probably had to order parts and everyone seems to take their own sweet time about pulling everything together. I don't expect to see it in the drive for at least another week.

Hubby did not go in and get checked. "I feel better today."

He's pulled that before. He'll say he feels better, then two days later, he's stomping around, snapping and barking because he feels bad.

I've thrown the pneumonia bit out at him several times in the past week. Also the fact that he's not as young as he used to be and when you're older, you can't just throw things off the way you did when you were younger. In one ear and out the other. Or it doesn't even get into the ear in the first place.

I sound like a parrot or stuck record. "If you feel that bad, GO TO THE DOCTOR. If you don't, then I don't want to hear another word about it!"

I think I'm going to print it out on a piece of posterboard, keep it by my chair and just hold it up when he gripes and complains. Like those cue cards they used to use to cue the audience to clap or laugh.
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195. Ylee
Bug, we men tend to be pretty stubborn when it comes to going to the Dr. I haven't been to one due to sickness in over 15 years! Well, except for a kidney stone that had me going to the ER, pronto! :)

The cold-into-pneumonia story might work, but I wouldn't hold my breath. You may want to quiz him if he has any pre pneumonia symptoms, so he can use logic to determine that there IS actually a problem.

Has the Mustang been fixed yet?

Hope you two get better!
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glad you are doing better
you ae so right to 'order' hubby to dr.
when D. finally went she was told by dr. most of these colds are turning into pneumonia. tell him that and maybe he'll get his butt over there. Isn't he going on a couple of weeks now?

I did end up taking Sam to vet today. could not find anything really wrong to cause diarrea but gave some med to treat that.Keep fingers crossed.
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Hi, ho, I see Nadine, the storm that refused to die, is still swirling around and we have TD 15. Will we have Oscar soon?

Ylee, once in a while you just get a slightly unripe one.

No shot at the Doc's. Got a scrip but not for a cold.

My cold isn't bad; Hubby's is worse and doesn't seem to be getting better. I left him this morning with instructions to get his butt to the doctor, if he feels that bad. Whether or not he will, is debatable.
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192. Ylee
Bug, no telling how long ago that pineapple was harvested, or far it travelled to get to your store!

Maybe the Dr. can give you a shot for your cold! :)
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Quick post today, as I only have 30 minutes for lunch. I have a Dr's appt this afternoon; routine checkup.

Sandi, I think the pineapple just wasn't quite ripe yet. It was nice and yellow on the outside. It's not really juicy.
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Quoting palmettobug53:
Wabits, wabits, wabits, said Elmer Fudd.

I am very disappointed in my fruit today. I'd bought a nice looking pineapple but it turned out to be rather tasteless. It's edible and I'm going to finish it off, even if I have to add sweetner to it. Groceries are too pricey these days to just toss something.

Could it be your cold that is making it tasteless - I know when I used to have a stuffy nose or cough, all food tasted vile!
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Hi, ho, White Rabbits X3 to everyone.

I just discovered a coworker this morning that is 'in the know' with the rabbit mantra. She's the only person I've ever met face to face, besides Mama and her family, that has heard of it.

Ylee, I remember Jim Varney. Sad that he died so young. I like his commercials better than I did the movies. A little bit of Ernest went a long way, IMHO.

Sandi, I feel about the same today; no better but no worse. I did make it to bed as soon as "Hell on Wheels" went off, though it took me a while to drop off.

Happy October to you, Pros.

Janet, glad to hear that Sam's little problem seems to be clearing up. I'm always afraid they're going to have an accident before they can get to the litter pan. That's one oopsie I really don't like having to clean up.
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AAAhhhccccchhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooooo

Happy October!

I do hope you have managed to nip the what-ever in the bud.

Decided not to take Sam by the vet, his problem seems to be getting better on its own. He has another scheduled appt in a couple of weeks anyway.
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Happy October Pictures, Images and Photos
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186. Ylee


White rabbits, bug!
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October: tenth month of the year,
Comes the winds, first frosts appear.
Takes the warmth from pure blue skies,
Opal mists, sun rays disguise,
Beguiles our hearts with morning's mild
Evenings come with weather wild,
Relinquishing our summer

Bug - Wishing you a very happy, healthy and safe month.
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184. Ylee
Hope you and hubby feel better soon, bug!

My favorite wacko comedic actor was Jim Varney! His Ernest P. Worrell character(perhaps inspired by Andy Griffith Show's Ernest T. Bass, but that's just me guessing.) will always be my favorite. His commercials were far better than his movies, IMO.
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Hi, Janet, Sandi.

This is apparently a fairly mild cold and I'm trying to keep it that way. If I just keep using my nose spray, the Mucinex, a little benedryl, drink plenty of fluids and get to bed earlier so that I get more rest, I will weather this one out. I've been drinking one cup of Airborne a day for the last 3 days, too. I like mine hot, rather than in just a glass of water. I've been drinking some Twinning's Lemon Ginger tea, too.

I remember Ma & Pa Kettle! Francis the Talking Mule, too. I adored the Francis movies when I was little. In my memory, I was always at my Gramma's house when I watched them. I know that couldn't have been true for every time but that's the way I remember it.

Ma and Pa Kettle were characters from the movie, The Egg And I, which was based on a memoir by Betty MacDonald. I read the book years ago.

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As a child we used to go to Saturday morning cinema for a few pence. It was specially for young children, who could be taken by older siblings to watch the movies, whilst the parents did the shopping or laundry!

My favourite show was Ma & Pa Kettle! Amazingly, none of my contemporaries actually remember them.... I am so, so glad Janet has mentioned them! Proves I wasn't going mad!

Hope you soon feel better Bug... Do you know a cold is the only gift you can give away and still keep yourself! lol

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I do hope you are feeling better. i talked w/ D yesterday and she is finally on the mend after going to dr. Now allergies have kicked in so she is still sounding bad but feeling good! New school years are as bad on teachers as students. She seems to catch everything right at the start then is usually good for the remainder of the year.

We have the hummer moth come to our 4 o'clocks every year. they are really very neat in their camoflauge.

I do not care for the slap stick humor either. Have never cared for it. Some of the old movies that made me laugh as a child were Ma & Pa Kettle and Francis the talking mule.

I think I'm going to have to run Sam by the vet tomorrow. He got his "baby shots" last week and has a case of the runs since. I keep saying he'll get better but so far has not. Everything else is fine; eats, drinks plenty of water, plays nice, just has that one problem. It will probably be as it was with our kids at the dr. "Can't find anything wrong, just keep doing what you are doing, that'll be $50 please!"

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Good afternoon, everyone. A rather overcast, uninspiring day here. Temps are nice, though.

I was a bit under the weather yesterday, Sandi.

Hubby has shared his cold with me and I dragged around all day. I did manage to get the laundry done, which was a smart move. It hasn't rained yet but I think it will before the day is out.

I did make a run late yesterday afternoon to the grocer for some OJ, fruit and something for dinner today. I probably should have gone to the drug store, as Hubby has just about used up all the Mucinex I had on hand.

So far, both of us have fairly mild symptoms. Knock on wood.

I spotted a Hummingbird moth early yesterday evening. It was sipping nectar from the petunias on my front stoop. Gus went nuts! I had to chase the moth away to keep Gus from hurting it. I wish he hadn't been out there. I would have like to have watched it. This is only the second time I've seen one.
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You ok? No Saturday blogging.... Possibly you are getting on top of all the chores and laundry!

Happy Sunday to you and J.
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I suppose our tastes change with age, or maybe with experience, but as a child I loved all the old movie stars you mentioned - Chaplain, Keaton, L and H etc - but now I just don't find them funny. Perhaps I am getting stale and old! lol

Happy Saturday, I hope it is a good "drying" day!
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Hallo, Ylee, Sandi and Shore!

I am a bit selective with my slapstick and silliness.

I adore Mr. Bean! Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Bros., Charlie Chaplin and the old Mack Sennett shorts. The Keystone Cops. Harold Lloyd and, of course, Buster Keaton. His movie, The General, is excellent!

BTW, TCM has been running a lot of old silents and some pre-code talkies this past two weeks. I was watching Ben Turpin last night. He's not one of my favorites but it was fun.

Jim Carrey's silliness and slapstick grate on my nerves. I liked Jerry Lewis as a child but once I was grown, I found him irritating.

Oddly enough, I still get a kick out of The Three Stooges.
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Oh, my gracious sakes! What an eventful week-plus you've had. I read back as far as the fender bender. I'm glad he's ok (well, apart from feeling miserable). It sounds like everything's sorting itself out. It does seem like it takes forever for the details to get worked out, though.

I couldn't find your original post about the cold hands, but you might see if one of the sports stores around there has rock climbing gloves. They tend smaller because they have to fit snugly, and they're also very flexible. Mine have a fleece backing and some kind of nice, thin palm and fingers. I use them to sand in the winter time because the tips are missing. They're well made, too.

Be back later with a tidbit - just wanted to get a greeting in before your lunch!
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Jim Carrey slots into the same group in my mind as Rowan Atkinson when he plays Mr Bean. A very clever actor who makes money by being silly!
I never have been a lover of slapstick or stupidity... it makes me cringe!

Happy Friday - hope you enjoy your trip to work in your truck! lol
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174. Ylee
I used to like Jim Carrey A LOT 15-20 years ago(remember Earth Girls are Easy ?), but time has tempered my enthusiasm toward him! Am I becoming a crusty old fart? Hope not!

Glad you'll be able to leave Linus Van Pelt's daughter in peace! :)
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YAY! When I got home yesterday, there was a little white Chevy Malibu in the drive. Hubby was already in bed, so I wasn't able to find out anything. BUT he now has wheels, which means I have my truck back.

I was going to get my computer cranked up but got to watching "The Truman Show" last night. By the time it was over, I was so sleepy I could barely keep my eyes open. I just gave up and went to bed.

I'm not particularily a Jim Carrey fan. His comedic style tend to grate on my nerves. But I did enjoy "The Majestic." "Bruce Almighty" was OK. I'd heard good things about "The Truman Show." Haven't seen "Liar, Liar", though a friend told me that was pretty good. (She doesn't care for him much, either, for the same reasons I don't.) He needs to do more dramatic roles. He was very good in "The Majestic" and "The Truman Show."

We are almost back to full staff now. I think. We got one girl in yesterday and there was another new face this morning. There is one position still open, I believe. It has been open the longest.

I don't think overtime will be approved after this week. I've been taking advantage, while I could, so my next paycheck will be a tad heftier.
Member Since: October 7, 2005 Posts: 244 Comments: 25908
Hallo, Janet, Ylee and Sandi.

Hubby hopes to get everything squared away today. It seems the other guy's insurance agent is dragging his heels about the paperwork.

LOL, Ylee. I didn't think about getting her a ring pop!

Am a bit pressed for time today; we had our monthly staff meeting this morning, so I'm running behind.
Member Since: October 7, 2005 Posts: 244 Comments: 25908
Oh, poor old J. I do hope he feels a little better today.
And poor you not having Archie to get you into work, although the free bus journey helps you out a little.

Happy hump day to you :-)
Member Since: October 29, 2005 Posts: 314 Comments: 28240
170. Ylee
If you take the bus tomorrow, maybe you can give her a ring pop! :)
Member Since: February 3, 2011 Posts: 106 Comments: 18001
Such very bad luck for your other half! Car accident & sick all in the same week.
You are so right about the sturdiness of cars now-a-days. It is a wonder more people are not killed in the newer ones even with all the airbags & restraints. Give me a good hunk of steel car of yesteryear! Makes one wonder how we all managed to live such a long life before all these new safety features. We drove from South Florida to California with our #1 son standing behind Max's shoulder or sleeping in the back seat. And remember those cloth type baby seats that hooked over the back of the front seat so the baby was in a perfect projectile spot to go flying through the windsheild. We drove from VA to FL with my oldest neice setting in one of those things.

Wishing your hubby get well soon wishes..
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