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dobbygirl
Barmy

USA
300 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2007 :  19:23:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm with AMC. I find watching baseball in person much more fun than watching it on TV. Even the minor league game I went to in Vegas years back was more exciting than any I've watched on TV. I love playing baseball....I even tried out for Little League. I didn't make it which really bummed me out because then I had nowhere to play because back then, Little League was the only baseball organization around (for boys and girls).

Why do little dogs think they're ten feet tall and bullet proof? I had a large dog (it might have been a boxer/bulldog mix) wander into my yard the other day. Squeaky wanted to take on the dog for being on his turf. Now, Squeaky would've had to stand on his hind legs in order to reach the other dogs's belly. The other dog never even barked at mine, in fact he looked kind of sad. If he had a collar on, I would've checked it for a name tag, but he wasn't wearing one.

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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2007 :  20:01:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dobbygirl, my little Jack Russell thinks she's ten feet tall, too. They all do. I also think she believes she's human. She knows everything you say to her. Personally, I think the dog needs to go on Prozac. She's hyper for a Jack Russell, so you know that's bad! They're hyper to begin with. My cat is odd, too. He's the same size as the dog and I don't know if the dog thinks it's a cat or the cat thinks it's a dog.

Can you be cut from Little League? Our organization takes everyone who signs up, or at least they used to. When my dad coached they did a "draft" because they had enough kids in the area to not have to play other towns. He didn't coach it long because he moved to Pony League. There, he did cut people, but not often. Every once in a while he got a player who refused to show up and then wanted to be put in at game time. My nephew didn't get to play Pony this past summer because there weren't enough kids for a local team. He could have gone to the neighboring town, but he didn't want to.

We also have a local softball league for the girls, although some also play Little League. They have a fall season that is non-competitive and more of a teaching session. They don't even keep score. Then spring ball is competitive. My neice played for awhile, but lost interest.


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Myf
Confunded

571 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2007 :  20:14:16  Show Profile  Visit Myf's Homepage  Click to see Myf's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Man, this is crazy hot weather. Why are they holding a tennis open now? Apparently yesterday it got to 48C/118F on Centre Court. STUPID.

I'm being somewhat industrious today - and then tonight, if the storms hold off, I'm off to see For Your Consideration at Moonlight Cinema. Going to the movies in the Botanical Gardens is such fun! Especially with all the bats flying overhead.

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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2007 :  07:27:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did you see the picture of the cat that chased a bear up a tree?



Oh, this reminds me, Chalky, Rick Stein's dog, has died. Now there was a fierce one.


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JKRisSuperior
Mediwizard

USA
694 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2007 :  09:53:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is that the same cat/bear situation that happened in California, I think, a few months ago?

Who's Rick Stein?

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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2007 :  09:54:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had a great dane once. He was scared of kittens. Once, in a particularly shameful episode, I tied him up to a tree while I stopped to work out in an open-air gym. A stray kitten wandered up to him and hissed at him. This kitten could have sat comfortably on my idiot dog's nose, but he still saw fit to jump back a full length in fear. Of course, being my dog, he immediately went back to say hello to the monster again, who promptly hissed, sending him into another panic. This vignette occurred at least three times, much to the astonished amusement of onlookers, until I finally decided I'd had enough and left.

I heard a funny joke on Radio 4 just now:

There are two shops, right next to each other, a husband shop, and a wife shop. Each has six floors, and each has the same policy: clients can view each floor in turn, but cannot buy anything from a floor if they decide to leave it and move on to the next.

The husband shop's first floor has a sign outside the door saying "All these men have jobs."

The second floor's sign says "All these men have $100,000 a year jobs"

The third floor's sign says, "All these men have $100,000 a year jobs, and are great in bed."

The fourth floor's sign says, "All these men have $100,000 a year jobs, are great in bed, and love children."

The fifth foor's sign says, "All these men have $100,000 a year jobs, are great in bed, love children, and will remember every anniversary and birthday."

The sixth floor is empty. All it contains is a sign saying "This proves that women are never satisfied."

The wife shop's first floor contains a sign that says, "All these women love sex."

The second floor's sign says, "All these women love sex, and can cook."

Floors three, four and five offer wives with a wide range of skills and interests, but so far no man has ever got beyond floor two.

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Siobhan
Chief Healer

USA
2157 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2007 :  18:23:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh dear, diri.

Well, Dr. Jones goes in to have that fixed which is not broken tomorrow. Good thing, too. I'm getting tired of washing Daughter's and my clothes on a daily basis. We've been chosen as his does and have been favoured with following, circling, nipping, and spraying. Bun did his share of those things, but he didn't really get into full "swing" with the spraying. Jonesy is all man bunny-- just a tad bit confused (or perhaps he's just desperate).
Daughter, in particular, is having a tough time dealing with the spraying. She is trying to be patient and understanding, but she's got a touch of bronchitis and is not sleeping well so is a bit on the emotional side.

I'm a bit tired, myself, but am attempting to get things in order for tax time. Hopefully we won't owe too much this year. We paid extimated taxes quarterly, but that was based on expected income. If we made more than we expected, we will owe. The only thing I hate more than doing the taxes, is paying someone else to do them. Guess I'll deal with it again.

Always detested baseball, softball, and most other variants on ball sports which include teams. Hated playing them, mostly, as I never watched them unless I had some personal interest in a participant. The only thing I do worse than catch, is throw. And the only thing I do worse than either of those two things is hit a ball with a bat. Combine those talents with an aversion to sunshine and you have a perfect anti-sport. When I was in school we were forced to play softball, volleyball, and basketball. I think it would have been more enjoyable if the rules of the game had been explained rather than assumed to be known. Rather liked Pickle Ball and Ping Pong.

Off to have dinner. Think I'll have a glass of wine tonight-- medincinal, of course. Have to ward off any bronchitis germs coming my way.

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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2007 :  20:13:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's cute, Diri. It reminds me of what I was watching today on Oprah. I usually don't watch it, but I was making dinner and the one woman from Desperate Housewives has a book out about relationships and she was interviewing her male castmates about the subject of women. One guy asked, "How many chapters in the book are devoted to sex?" She answered, "One". He responded, "Guys would have one chapter on sex, and that would be the book. One chapter long." Hehe. The show reminded me of Ron's remark to Hermione in OotP:

"You should write a book," Ron told Hermione as he cut up his potatoes, "translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them."


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Myf
Confunded

571 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2007 :  20:53:02  Show Profile  Visit Myf's Homepage  Click to see Myf's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Ah, I love Rick Stein! I reckon he'd be a good person to know. (He's a seafood chef, for those who don't know him. He's had a few telly series, and he makes delicious food in interesting places. He has a restaurant (or two?) down in Cornwall.)

Moved most of my house today. Still a bit more to do...

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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2007 :  06:09:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heehee. One of my friends is giving birth. Not that that's funny in itself (she's been having some trouble), but all the members of my forum have been up really late and pacing and squeeing and hoping something would happen, only to find that she had been sent home again.

So ...

Everybody in the US and Canada goes to bed.

And her waters break.

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AMC
Mediwizard

1710 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2007 :  12:27:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My best friend is expecting twins (!) due in early March. She told me the kids "weren't allowed" to show up before Feb 22nd and I laughed and laughed. I said, "The first thing you will learn as a parent is nothing ever works out exactly as you think it should". And childbirth is certainly the first lesson in that!


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Bee
Mediwizard

846 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2007 :  13:16:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's after 6pm and I'm still in my pajamas. I love being on holidays! I finished my exams on Tuesday and don't have to be back in college till early February, so I'm going to be as slothful as possible over the next 2/3 weeks. Good times.

I'm starting my work placement in February as well, which I'm really looking forward to as I've really missed having a job. Of course, what I've missed most about having a job is the money, so I sense that being an unpaid dogsbody for the health service executive probably won't be quite as fulfilling, somehow.

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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2007 :  14:39:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, my friend is still in labour!

Her baby is back to back (nose forward), which complicates things.

I ventured out today to do the shopping (the fridge was empty!), had to circumvent a huge tree lying right across the road.

Do you not get paid for work placement, Bee? You should!

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Myf
Confunded

571 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2007 :  16:49:42  Show Profile  Visit Myf's Homepage  Click to see Myf's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I didn't get paid for my slave labour either, Starling! It galled a bit, especially during our internship when the other stream of students DID get paid a significant amount. GRR.

IT'S RAINING! Can everyone cross their fingers that we get torrents of rain but no lightning this weekend? It's officially the longest bushfire season on record, and it's not even the end of January. Traditionally February is a hotter month. God.

I'm hosting a housecooling party tonight. Have I done ANYTHING to prepare for it? NO.

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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2007 :  17:38:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You get bushfires, I get 99 mph winds. Welcome to the new world.

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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2007 :  17:57:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, Dutch students get paid. A lot of them even do "internship studies" so half of the study is practical, and the other half is at school/university. It's often the only way they can finance their studies.

I saw a picture of Blackpool. It looks like a bomb site. It's an improvement.

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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2007 :  22:07:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the U.S., internships are both unpaid and paid, depending on what you get. And most times it's up to the individual to find their own intership, although I think some Universities may help find one for you. My undergrad intership was unpaid and then in graduate school I had to pay to spend the semester student teaching.


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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2007 :  05:59:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yay! My friend's had her baby. It had to be a caesarean, but we kinda saw that one coming. It's a boy! And he weighs 9 pounds!

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dobbygirl
Barmy

USA
300 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2007 :  08:25:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats to your friend Starling! Wow, 9 pounds....that's a big baby.

quote:
Originally posted by Jokelly

Can you be cut from Little League? Our organization takes everyone who signs up, or at least they used to.



When I was younger there were always more kids who wanted to play Little League than there was space so you had to try out. When I tried out, I was one of only three girls and only one of us made it in. Of course, this was back in the early 80's when most people didn't believe in girls playing baseball. I don't know how Little League works now.

My poor sister. Her boyfriend (her first serious one at that), just dumped her. He gave her the usual drivel about how it's not her, it's him; he just wants to be alone...blah, blah, blah. Here's the kicker: he told her all this IN A FRICKIN' NOTE!!!!!! He gave the note to her with "do not open until you're in the house" written on it on their way home from work (both work at the casino, she's a hotel desk clerk, he's a janitor). How immature is that, especially for a 33 (almost 34) year old!? Oooooh, it took all my willpower not to clobber him when I saw him in the back hallway tonight.

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Siobhan
Chief Healer

USA
2157 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2007 :  10:56:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you sure he's not 13? Honestly, that sounds like junior high/middle school junk. If he's that immature, then she must be better off without him. What a coward. He could have spoken to her once he got her to the driveway. What good is a note, anyways? It all boils down to the same thing. They still work in the same place after all.

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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2007 :  11:39:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ooo, what a horrible thing! I know breakups are bad, but there are better ways to handle it. I hope she now knows how lucky she is to have escaped that. The best revenge though is to find someone better. Especially since she works with him. Sometimes I wish we could just give guys an interview questionaire at the beginning. Weed out all of the undesirables from the first.

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JKRisSuperior
Mediwizard

USA
694 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2007 :  11:43:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations on your friend's baby, Starling.

Sorry your sister's boyfriend broke up with her, Dobbygirl. The mature thing would have been to discuss this privately with her face to face.
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AMC
Mediwizard

1710 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2007 :  14:57:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, then she could have smacked him one, as he so richly deserves.


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Posted - 01/21/2007 :  10:29:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First question on the potential boyfriend questionnaire:

Do you like Harry Potter?
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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2007 :  11:23:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I didn't have to ask that question

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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2007 :  11:50:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pesky Pixie

First question on the potential boyfriend questionnaire:

Do you like Harry Potter?



I lent one guy my paperback copy of SS to read and then a few months later he returns it unread. Should have known when he didn't read within the first two weeks that it was useless. Notice I didn't lend out my hardback. Nobody touches my hardback books, nobody.

Can you imagine how long a guy's potential girlfriend questionaire would be? Probably one question, maybe two or three if they include sports and food.

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AMC
Mediwizard

1710 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2007 :  12:18:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think most guys can deal with a girlfriend who doesn't like sports.

My spouse never got to read much for fun when he was younger - in the last few years he has read the Narnia series and the Prydain series for the first time. He loved them both. He's read all the HPs, of course, but not as many times as I have - he doesn't read the same books numerous times. He's currently very into reading up on the philosophy of religion.. well, you can't win them all.



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Posted - 01/21/2007 :  17:22:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My husband had actually read all the HP's through Goblet of Fire before I did. He and my daughter kept pestering me to read them. (They probably regret that now.) Once while our son was in the hospital, I was looking for something to read and daughter had left GoF in the car. I ended up reading that first and going backward. That's OK, though, I've probably read them half a dozen times in the proper order since then.
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AMC
Mediwizard

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Posted - 01/21/2007 :  22:49:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yay... Bears / Colts for the Super Bowl. I'm so happy they both made it, I don't even know who I want to win. Which is good because I'm much easier to live with when I don't care which team wins the Super Bowl. They years I do care you'd better just let me watch the game by myself and lock the doors on your way out... this way, I can have a party and behave myself.


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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2007 :  23:40:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We were watching it and cheering for the Colts. New England has been in it too much. Indianapolis was losing, my dad flipped it off and they started winning, he started watching it again and then they started losing again. So I told him to turn it off. He did and they ended up winning. My sister called right after the game. The Colts are her team after the Steelers.

Tomorrow is the official announcement of the Steelers new head coach. The AP and all the other national news outlets are saying Mike Tomlin has got the job. He was notified yesterday and the players notified. Not a popular choice in Pittsburgh. Most people were rooting for Russ Grimm. He's the hometown favorite. Tomlin is only 34, African-American, and will be the current youngest head coach in the NFL. I think Cowher was about the same age when he was hired. One local newspaper reported Russ Grimm has the job, but nobody is taking them seriously since all the national media says something else completely different. The news conference is tomorrow afternoon. I, and most fans you ask, think they made a big mistake letting Whisenhunt go, but the organization doesn't consult us in their hiring practices.

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