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Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1047
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 2:38 pm:   

What peace without Richard, but also quiet.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4766
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 1:45 pm:   



Sorry I will still be keeping quiet for a while yet Markus. I am at war with our local Council. I've told them the are a bunch of work-shy incompetent wasters and that I am going to take them to court unless they get their fingers out pdq. If they think they can bully me they are going to get a very rude awakening. I've got as many other things to do that I could do without the aggro.
My ISP has also changed (although my email address remains the same). They are being dumb too. They will be more easily educated.
I have more problems to get sorted with a national bookmaker who are trying to cheat me out of some cash.
There are a few other things too. Maybe I should just go away again. Ha!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1088
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 1:56 pm:   

"My ISP"
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1584
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 2:33 pm:   

Internet Service Provider
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1089
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 4:25 pm:   

Thanks, MIke. I thought a little in this direction, but wasn't sure.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1346
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 8:01 pm:   

Richard, now you can't post something like that and not give details! What aggro is your local Council giving you?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4772
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 5:18 am:   

It's a long story Ken. I'll email you. The story demands colourful language anyway. The clowns are threatening me from, as I informed them, a position of complete ignorance. They are not too keen on being called "work-shy layabouts" either. I promise you they are on a hiding to nothing.

I've only just managed to get back on line. Had no broadband until now. The company that bought over my ISP has a "helpline". I spent half an hour talking to someone in Pakistan and got nowhere. They are not trained in the router supplied by my ISP! I finally got it reconfigured myself after remembering where I'd put their Gateway number
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4801
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 - 11:11 am:   

This is a true story from the Word Perfect Helpline, which was transcribed from a recording monitoring the customer care department.

Operator: 'Ridge Hall, computer assistance; may I help you?'
Caller: 'Yes, well, I'm having trouble with WordPerfect.'
Operator: 'What sort of trouble??'
Caller: 'Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away.'
Operator: 'Went away?'
Caller: 'They disappeared.'
Operator: 'Hmm So what does your screen look like now?'
Caller: 'Nothing.'
Operator: 'Nothing??'
Caller: 'It's blank; it won't accept anything when I type.'
Operator: 'Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out??'
Caller: 'How do I tell?'
Operator: 'Can you see the C: prompt on the screen??'
Caller: 'What's a sea-prompt?'
Operator: 'Never mind, can you move your cursor around the screen?'
Caller: 'There isn't any cursor: I told you, it won't accept anything I type.'
Operator: 'Does your monitor have a power indicator??'
Caller: 'What's a monitor?'
Operator: 'It's the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV. Does it have a little light that tells you when it's on??'
Caller: 'I don't know.'
Operator: 'Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord goes into it. Can you see that??'
Caller: 'Yes, I think so.'
Operator: 'Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it's plugged into the wall.
Caller: 'Yes, it is.'
Operator: 'When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one??'
Caller: 'No.'
Operator: 'Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable.'
Caller: 'Okay, here it is.'
Operator: 'Follow it for me, and tell me if it's plugged securely into the back of your computer.'
Caller: 'I can't reach.'
Operator: 'Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is??'
Caller: 'No.'
Operator: 'Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over??'
Caller: 'Oh, it's not because I don't have the right angle - it's because it's dark.'
Operator: 'Dark??'
Caller: 'Yes - the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window.
Operator: 'Well, turn on the office light then.'
Caller: 'I can't.'
Operator: 'No? Why not??'
Caller: 'Because there's a power failure.'
Operator: 'A power......... A power failure? Aha, Okay, we've got it licked now.
Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in??'
Caller: 'Well, yes, I keep them in the closet.'
Operator: 'Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it.
Then take it back to the store you bought it from.'
Caller: 'Really? Is it that bad?'
Operator: 'Yes, I'm afraid it is.'
Caller: 'Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them??'
Operator: 'Tell them you're too ---- ing stupid to own a computer!!!!!

The guy got fired. He should have got a medal.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1588
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 - 11:29 am:   

Richard. Let me know if you got my new email address. It's for the top secret communications.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4802
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 - 12:52 pm:   

Will do Mike. No sign of it yet though.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1589
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 - 1:15 pm:   

I don't know what the problem is. I sent another from my regular account today. You got the message I sent yesterday so there is no problem with your address. Who knows. Michael got a new computer for his birthday. It has Windows 7 on it. Believe it or not it does not come with a mail program. You have to hunt one out yourself. they would like you to use Hotmail of course since it is Microsoft. But then you have to find all the places to enter in your information and link to your old email account. It is a mess.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4804
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 - 1:50 pm:   

It has now arrived Mike! Remember to password protect it too.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1590
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 - 3:26 pm:   

yes it is
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4805
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 - 3:30 pm:   

Just sent you a test email Mike. Please let me know when it arrives.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1591
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 - 10:52 pm:   

Hope you got my reply.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4806
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 5:09 am:   

Yes Mike. I did.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1592
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 1:18 pm:   

I am surprised that I got it working. Although I am still having problems with my regular email account recognizing the hotmail account.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1599
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 5:51 pm:   

If the ceiling of a room is the roof. What is the roof of the house called. The bonnet? The cap? Or. Just the thing that keeps out the rain? At least one hopes it keeps the rain out. Oh! Oh! The thing that keeps the elephants from landing in the kitchen.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4838
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 3:32 am:   

Of course if we're going to split hairs Sigmund......it's actually the ceiling that I'm going to be painting. Forgive me for using a four letter word to describe it. I'm sealing the ceiling edges with blue tape first. We don't have an elephant problem any more. Not since all the ceilings were painted ivory white.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1154
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 4:01 am:   

I sealed the ceiling edges first with yellow tape. It seems, we are doing the same work instead of playing. The different is, i am working in the cellar (?), that means, no problems with elephants at all.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4840
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 4:13 am:   

The crocodiles are the problem in cellars.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1155
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 4:30 am:   

I have enough tape to handle them.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1350
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 7:43 am:   

The truth comes out! You're actually painting your ceiling, not your roof. And here I was concerned about you being outside up on a ladder being within a stone's throw (literally) of your neighbour!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4846
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 8:20 am:   

You wouldn't catch me up on the roof Ken. My neighbour has a couple of slates loose though! She's got bats in her belfry too. I don't think she in at the moment. She's out for lunch.

"It's The Final Countdown".
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1600
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 10:19 pm:   

Elephants and crocodiles oh my! You Europeans have all the fun. Richard's neighbor would knock over the ladder and he would be stuck. Of course if I was around. I would do the same thing.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4855
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2010 - 9:01 am:   

I'm sure there is the potential for a joke somewhere in here Mike. Something along the lines of letting yourself be shoved around by a woman! If only we had an expert we could ask!
BTW, I have just received a letter from the Council. Guess what? They have suddenly developed what could only be described as "loose bowel syndrome". I can guarantee that they are about to have at least one further relapse.
(I'm just back from the pub in case you'd not sussed that out already. My alcohol curfew will have to wait until tomorrow).
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 698
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2010 - 11:36 am:   

Richard, I'm not trying to hurry you or anything like that. I just want to make sure I didn't misunderstand about a couple of solutions I needed help on. If you're still working on them or going to in the future, that's okay. I can play other games. I just wanted to make sure that some of them might be unwinnable and I didn't understand your message. I'm sorry this sounds so confusing.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1601
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2010 - 1:06 pm:   

I have been re-reading Sherlock Holmes. In the Hound of the Baskervilles there is a character who is constantly suing everbody in sight. The local government, his neighbors. Anyone. I wonder where Conan Doyle came up with that guy. You were not around then. :-) An Expert? Perhaps KenM. He manages to stay out of trouble. Most of the time.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4868
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 12:52 pm:   

Just in case any of you have forgotten..... today is World Naked Gardening Day. You are encouraged to do it on your own or to hang out with your mates.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1602
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 12:58 pm:   

I have already been in the garden. Pulled a VERY large carrot.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4869
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 1:30 pm:   

I suggest you boil it.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1351
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 1:46 pm:   

Is it true, Richard, that you have one in the shape of an onion? It's nothing (and I do mean nothing) to cry over!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4870
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 2:15 pm:   

It's more like a spring onion.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1603
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 7:56 pm:   

And in the fall may it not shrivel up and die.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1352
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 11:00 pm:   

Richard, is it true that you accosted a barmaid and they charged you with assault with a dead weapon?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4874
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 4:11 am:   

Not at all Ken. I was charged with breach of th piece.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4876
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 4:52 am:   

Ken, I am facing prosecution. I could be railroaded. Lend me a few bucks for my tram fare. I want a comfy seat. I'll take an armful of newspapers with me. Any tomfool would do the same. A hope there aren't a lot of people in the waiting room for some of them will undoubtedly be smokers. A roomful of those could be harmful to my health.
13! Will that prove unlucky for you. Will it spell your doom for sure? Make that 14.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4888
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:15 am:   

Would you credit it? 10th of May and it's snowing! I am fed up with it. The forecast for tonight is minus two! I think I'm going to move in with Ken.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1607
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:42 am:   

I'll meet you there. I can get out of here in two weeks. Stock up on provisions Ken.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4889
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:57 am:   

We're talking liquid provisions Ken. You're gonna have to be pretty drunk to put up with BOTH of us.

BTW,
What's your policy on dogs and golf-clubs?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1354
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2010 - 5:24 pm:   

Let's see..I can sic the dog on Mike and bash Richard over the head with a club, so I'm in favor of both of them!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1608
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Posted on Monday, May 10, 2010 - 5:42 pm:   

That might be the other way around Ken. My doggies love me.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1609
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2010 - 5:43 pm:   

Oh. BTW. If you want to go to a wedding. Pedal on over to Jacksonville. Wife and kid will be there starting Tues.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4895
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2010 - 6:03 pm:   

An ideal time to sell the house and get the next plane to Edinburgh Mike.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1611
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Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 12:38 am:   

You have no idea how tempting that sounds.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1613
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 5:27 pm:   

Almost $500 in tires for Debbies car today. Another $1000 tomorrow for a whole new front end suspension. So much for any trip this summer.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4905
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 5:57 pm:   

Demand a pay rise Mike.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 724
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 9:37 pm:   

Mike, you can always come to my wonderful State of Indiana for a trip and enjoy corn, corn and more corn.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1615
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 10:55 pm:   

Not really my destination of choice Kathy. Also my budget is shot. All I can do is get a can from the storehouse in the garage. My wife tends to get things in bulk. And yes Richard. That's why she has me.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4908
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 3:09 am:   

I take no pleasure in your plight Mike, but it seems to me that Debbie always manages to get everything that she wants. True or false?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1616
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 11:38 am:   

Just about. But it is suppose to be my job to make her happy. We have had email discussions about some of that.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1618
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 11:02 pm:   

Just when I was enjoying my time alone (with the dogs) I have a new pet to look after.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4922
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 3:32 am:   

That's BRILLIANT Mike! Chipmunks are so cute. It's a pity that they hadn't been released in this country instead of the Grey Squirrels. Mind you, I don't know if they could take the low temperatures. Two days ago it was minus 6 in Scotland.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 727
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:01 am:   

Don't quote me on it, but it's my belief that chipmunks hibernate in the winter. We have them all over where I live, and I have yet to see one in the winter. But as soon as the really cold weather disappears, out come the chipmunks. If you watch them eat (like my birdseed), you can see them store the food in a pouch under their neck.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 729
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Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 8:18 am:   

Richard, at the senior citizen center today for lunch we're having Shepherd's Pie. I've never tasted it, although it always comes up in my reading. Have you ever eaten it, and is it tasty?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4926
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 10:54 am:   

Shepherd's Pie? Of course,(no pun intended). It's a lot like a Cottage Pie except that Shepherd's, as the name suggests, is usually made from minced lamb.
The mince is invariably the bottom layer and I would expect it to contain carrot and onion. It is topped by a layer of mashed tattie (potato) which may or may not be topped with grated cheese before it is browned and crisped.
It is usually excellent despite the fickle ingredients. Accompanied by pickled beetroot and/or baked beans would be how I'd like mine served.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1619
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Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 12:44 pm:   

Can I exchange the lamb for chipmunk?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4928
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Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 12:56 pm:   

No wonder you're packing on the pounds. Chips with everything.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 3:31 pm:   

Whatever they served at the center today bears not much resemblance to the Shepherd's pie you're talking about. I had two bites and had to throw it away; it was that bad. But I don't blame them. I guess we Americans just don't have the knack for it that the British have.

Mike, I hope you become friends with the chipmunk. He's much smarter than a lamb, although I have no idea how he would taste.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:50 pm:   

Well we haven't shaken hands yet. And as yet he doesn't have a name. At least he/she hasn't told their name. Technically it's the Rat Terriers job to show it the door.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 8:25 pm:   

For a name, how about Alvin, Simon or Theodore?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 10:16 pm:   

Or Lunch. Of course I need to lure in another dozen or so to make a meal.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 3:36 am:   

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty Chipmunks,
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
Mike rubbed his hands with glee,
"That wedding down in Jacksonville",
"Means the whole darned lot's for me!"

Oh, by the way, the next time that man Obama, (The President of Canada and Mexico), makes a speech where he talks about the U.K., it would be nice if he didn't call it "England". Ignorance on a presidential scale.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 4:32 am:   

That's cruel to little Alvin, et al, and besides you got the words wrong. I would like to tell President Obama a lot more than just that. If you could have heard our Attorney General, appointed by the President, yesterday acting like a complete idiot in front of Congress, you would know what I mean. He wants to sue Arizona over a law they just passed, and he admitted he hadn't even read the law yet.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 4:34 am:   

I mean he hasn't even read the bill yet. Although....?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4934
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Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 7:13 am:   

Politicians! The word itself is akin to swearing. You should see our present bunch! A whole load of ass kissing hypocrites. Our new Prime Minister, Davis Cameron made a speech less than two weeks ago. He told his audience that the funniest joke he'd heard in his life was his opponent "Nick Clegg". They rubbished each other's policies. Now, lo and behold, they have formed a coalition government and are now the best of friends. It's nauseating.

Mike was joking about eating Chipmunk pie Kathy. He much prefers Kitten.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 8:48 am:   

Woah! Stop kidding around with me. Could it be possible you don't remember I have a cat? I don't even approve of the original blackbirds in the pie.

I saw on the news last night about your 2 new prime ministers. I thought it was rather embarrassing for them and for the Brits as a whole.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4936
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Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 9:48 am:   

What harm can fiction do anyone? You don't actually think that anyone has ever made a Chipmunk or a Kitten pie do you? Mind you, back in the real world if you can eat chicken,turkey or indeed lamb you have little room to object.
The U.K. has one Prime Minister, David Cameron. He is the head of the Conservative party. He has been forced to swallow his principles and allow the leader of the Liberal party to foist himself and a few others into the Cabinet in order to get his party's support to get legislation through. It's a very sad state of affairs. One of those is a two-faced clown called Danny Alexander. This muppet was campaigning just a couple of weeks ago to abolish the post of "Secretary of State for Scotland". What post has this invertebrate accepted in the new Cabinet? Yep! He is the new "Secretary of State for Scotland". You couldn't make it up!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 11:34 am:   

Forget the kittens. My Doberman can feed an army. Richard knows what I think of politicians. Not quite as strongly as he does. But close. No chipmunk or kitten pie or butterflies or gophers. I will stick to plain ordinary food.
Secretary of State for Scotland. Who writes this stuff. Does this position really address Scotlands concerns. Sounds like another political handout position. The cabinet minister gets to go to his club and tell everyone how important he is. Or is that IMPOTENT.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5011
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2010 - 3:05 am:   

We are off to Orkney in about an hour. No firm date for our return as it's really just down to the weather. Try not to fight whilst I'm away.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 777
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2010 - 4:14 am:   

It wouldn't be the same old us if we didn't fight.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1653
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 7:40 pm:   

Has anyone seen Richard. I looked for him today at the Scottish Festival. He was nowhere to be found. But I did spy some tasty food. No! I didn't try any.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1654
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 7:46 pm:   

Here's his Uncle Robbie. But he didn't know anything about where Richard was. Uncle Robbie wasn't really sure where HE was.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1239
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 1:47 am:   

"But I did spy some tasty food. No! I didn't try any."

Mike, well decided!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1655
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 2:50 pm:   

I sometimes make good decisions. But the times I don't I get into a lot of trouble.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5013
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 4:05 pm:   

I sometimes make the wrong decisions too. I planned to go Twatt and taking a photo of Liz standing beside their village sign. This is as close as I got though.

If you get a copy of an Orkney phone book you'll see that there is no shortage of Twatts in it. No! I'm not joking.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1657
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 6:35 pm:   

You would have been in so much trouble. Welcome back. Uncle Robbie send his regards.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 843
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 2:34 pm:   

Richard, I like playing the game Suspenseful, but I have always had a low score. I looked at the high score list today and saw tons of 100%'s. Am I playing the game wrong? When you have time (no hurry), could you see if Suspenseful #318640833 is winnable? I can't help thinking I'm missing something, and the rules are confusing.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5060
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 3:40 pm:   

Yes it's winnable Kathy. It took a minute for the rules to register. You can move the tableau columns on the right of the screen onto one another if there are consecutive cards at the top of one column and the bottom of another.

Incidentally if Gregg catches this post......the hints are missing for the rhs tableau piles.

application/octet-stream
Suspenseful_318640833_Hints.pgs (2.3 k)
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 847
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 3:58 pm:   

What are the rhs tableau piles? Is that for another game?
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 848
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 4:05 pm:   

What confuses me in the rules is the statement: The top card (of the tableau) can be played on the foundations, waste, or Wings. I know the card can be played on the foundations, but I can't play the card on the waste or the wings. And what top card are they talking about? The card at the top of the three columns of the tableau? I tried that in a game and I couldn't play it on either the waste or the Wings.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5064
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 4:23 pm:   

The "top card" issue has arisen before. I would tend to call it the bottom card. In the above game the "top" cards are the AS,8C,3H and 5S.
I didn't realise until I reread the rules that they can be played onto the waste pile too. The 8C can be played onto the 7C when it appears. You could also chose to play the 6C from the wing onto it.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 852
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 10:58 pm:   

I think I finally got it. I found out how to play on the waste. I then solved it without having to use your solution, but it took some time. I may be getting the hang of it. I think the rules though could be a little clearer.
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Username: Seelhoff

Post Number: 471
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 12:11 am:   

>Incidentally if Gregg catches this post......the hints are missing for the rhs tableau piles.

Noted.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 875
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 5:46 am:   

Richard, are you going to celebrate the Queen's official birthday coming up in about a week? I read an interesting article that said the tradition of the monarch having 2 birthdays began with Edward VII who wanted his birthday celebrated in the summer. Also, do you know why the Queen always carries a purse? This isn't trivia. I'd just like to know. My mother always carried her purse, but I don't think it was for the same reason.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5089
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 6:22 am:   

Celebrate her birthday? Why? She never celebrates mine. Not a card. Nothing. Same at Christmas.
The queen carries a handbag. In the U.K. a purse is a smaller item that would just contain money. It would be kept inside her handbag. As royalty don't ever carry money this wouldn't be any good to her. She needs to lash out and spend a few quid. Just because it's got her portrait on it doesn't mean she can hang onto it all.
Women of her age-group always carried a handbag containing everything except the kitchen sink. My mother always carried one too
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 876
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 6:28 am:   

Come to think of it, I always carry my purse/handbag too, and I'm not in the Queen's age group. My mother got a birthday card for her 70th birthday from President and Mrs. Bush, and they didn't even know her.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 877
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 6:29 am:   

That's President Bush the elder.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5090
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 6:52 am:   

When you reach 100 in this country you get a birthday card "from the queen". Some minor civil servant would see to it no doubt. A year or so ago and old woman (109?) complained about her ones. All identical. Credit where credit is due though, Prince Andrew went to see her to apologize.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 878
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 10:01 am:   

In the US, it must be up to whoever is President, because mom didn't get a card for her 80th birthday from the Clintons.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5091
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 10:43 am:   

She, or someone else must have requested the card Kathy.
"The White House will send greeting cards signed by the President of the United States to commemorate special events, accomplishments or milestones free of charge to U.S. citizens. To request a greeting card from the President, just follow these guidelines from the White House Greetings Office:"
"SUBMITTING REQUESTS"

"Requests may be submitted through the office of one of the U.S. Senators from your state. Requests can also be mailed, at least six weeks in advance of the event to: White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20502".

We should ask for one for Mike. The accomplishment of putting up with my tormenting should be sufficient.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 879
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 10:49 am:   

No one requested the car, Richard. I'm sure the government has a list of birthdays for its citizens, and I think the Bush's decided to do a thoughtful thing by sending the card. As for Mike, do you really want to punish him that much by allowing him to receive a card from the Obama's? The only card I'd like from them is an announcement that the President has decided to resign.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5092
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 11:01 am:   

Ask yourself the question of how much it would cost to send to everyone in the U.S. Do you know of anyone else who got one?
As for getting one for Mike, he could always throw stones at it.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 880
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 11:35 am:   

I guess I'd have to have statistics as to how many people were born on July 5, 1910 and were still living at the time. As far as cost is concerned, since when has the government ever worried about spending? How do you think we got our trillion plus deficit? Anyway, I think it was a nice thing to do, and that's what counts.
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Username: Seelhoff

Post Number: 477
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 1:24 pm:   

>Incidentally if Gregg catches this post......the hints are missing for the rhs tableau piles. [in Suspenseful]

Thomas has confirmed that this bug will be fixed for PGS 12.4, and he additionally notes that the hints are there if you move the cursor toward the top of the screen.

Sorry to interrupt the off-topic thread. :-) As you were.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5093
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 2:08 pm:   

Surely if Mr.Bush gave one 70 year old a birthday card he would have to give everyone who was 70 during his presidency a card. Then you'd have to ask why 70? Why not everyone who was over 70? Or indeed under! Besides, politicians are not noted for keeping good deeds quiet. Some are not even capable of independent thought.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1285
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 2:23 pm:   

"Some are not even capable of independent thought."

Only SOME???
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1688
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 2:58 pm:   

Mike is alsays happy to get a card from ANYONE! Or recognition of something good once in awhile. Doggie kisses don't count. They do that for anybody that shows up.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 882
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 3:41 pm:   

First of all, 70 is a milestone in a person's age. Maybe if Bush had stayed in office, she would have gotten one for her 80th b'day. Secondly, there can't be that many people born on the same day of the same year, especially since a lot of those people were in WWII, so many of them, especially the men, might have died in the war. And lastly, George Bush certainly was a politician, but he was also a very decent man who was completely capable of doing something good for others. I didn't look it up, but his son is my age, so maybe he or his wife was 70 years old that year. Anyway, I know for a fact that no one in our family asked for the card. Also, since my father was a veteran of WWII, maybe the veterans and their spouses were chosen to receive the cards. Anyway, it happened, and therefore it's true.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 884
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 3:45 pm:   

Mike, I recognize you for your contribution to trivia, but I don't think a card from me would mean very much.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5095
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 4:03 pm:   

Poor Mike.
Here's a card from me.



And here's one from someone else.


Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1689
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 4:37 pm:   

Your sentiment underwhelms me immensely, Richard. The mention of of thinking about me is appreciation enough Kathy. I now have to find my next trivia question.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 885
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 6:41 pm:   

Mike, that bunny looks nothing like me. I have brown hair not blond.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1690
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 8:35 pm:   

Time to run to the hairdresser then Kathy.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5099
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 4:56 am:   

I didn't realise you were in the market for a girlfriend Mike. I thought that your philosophy was that one woman was plenty, in fact one too many on occasion.

Watch out Kathy. I think he's after a caddy.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 888
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 5:34 am:   

What's a caddy, Richard? And I thought I told you I didn't want that picture made known. I have an image to preserve you know.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5104
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 6:41 am:   

I'm using it as a variant spelling of caddie. Some person of impeccable taste mentioned Caddyshack as the best film ever made. Here's a clip for you. Mike taught this guy all he knows. Big job.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3A9rLoz_0o
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 889
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 8:08 am:   

I can't be Mike's caddie. I could never carry the golf clubs. I saw Caddyshack. The best actor in there was the gopher.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5105
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 8:29 am:   

I looked at the lists of "best ever" films offered in the other thread, and I assure you that if they were all being shown simultaneously on different channels, I'd watch Caddyshack. It's hilarious. You don't need great actors to make a great film.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 890
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 8:38 am:   

If you consider a bunch of men making fools out of themselves hilarious, then it was. It would be interesting to see the reactions to the movie between men and women.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 891
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 8:43 am:   

If you want to see a hilarious movie, try "Young Frankenstein." I laughed throughout the whole movie.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1381
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 9:26 am:   

"What knockers!"
"Oh, thank you, doctor!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4Kbyte51MY
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5106
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 9:44 am:   

Thank you for your in-depth analysis Ken.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5108
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 10:16 am:   

NOT FOR KATHY......One good turn deserves another. Have a decko at Corolyn Aherne and see a word-smith in action. A true queen of innuendo. Poor Chris Ubank was lost for words.
http://monkey.kontraband.com/see notes/funny/3978/mrs-merton-vs-chris-eubank.html

Where I've typed "see notes" you have to replace it with video5
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 892
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 10:31 am:   

Ken, "put the candle back". Ah sweet mystery of life at last I found you ...
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5109
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 11:24 am:   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byMgIySuSpw&feature =related
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 893
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 11:48 am:   

Richard, that was hilarious. What TV show did that come from?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5110
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 12:27 pm:   

It's a shortened version of an old Goons sketch. The genius cast were Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellars and Michael Bentine. They had a radio show between 1951 and 1960. They will never be equaled.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5111
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 12:52 pm:   

Try this for size. The immortal Spike Milligan at his zany best.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBWlJtLRkYw&feature =related
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5112
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 1:04 pm:   

Every bit as bad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r0fcoP--3o&feature =related
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5113
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 2:41 pm:   

If this doesn't make you laugh then you are probably dead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlF5dIp1HD0&feature =related
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 896
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 2:58 pm:   

Now you've got me hooked on Spike Milligan. I couldn't stop watching the clips. So far, my favorite is the one with Spike and the Eagle from the Muppets. His comedy reminds me so much of Monty Phython, and I did notice Michael Palin in one of the skits. Thanks. I really needed a laugh today.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5114
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 3:09 pm:   

Nobody but Spike would have got away with this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_iLElHqv-w

I saw an interview he did shortly after and he said that he phoned Buckingham Palace the next day to apologise to Prince Charles. Because they'd be friends for a long time he actually got through. He spoke to Prince Charles and said he'd only said it "because I was pi--ed".
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 897
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 3:20 pm:   

I'm only sorry I never saw the Goons. I wished they showed more British comedy on TV today. They used to all the time on our local PBS station but not much anymore. Another one of my favorites was Dave Allen. I used to watch him after Monty Python. Nobody but my niece knows who he is. You know when I lost just about everything I owned about a year ago, I lost all my Monty Python tapes, and now I don't have the money to buy any of them.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 898
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 3:22 pm:   

But they do live on in my memory. Let's hope I don't lose that too, at least not yet.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1382
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 3:32 pm:   

Not to be nosy, Kathy, but how did you lose almost everything a year ago??
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 899
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 3:51 pm:   

I lived alone and was very ill and couldn't take care of the trailer I was living in. So my sister hired a cleaning service, which proved to be unscrupulous in my opinion, who was supposed to come in and clean the place, but instead they just threw everything out that wasn't bolted down, and I ended up with my bed and my computer and that's about it. It's a good thing my computer was heavy or they would have gotten rid of that too.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5116
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 3:55 pm:   

You can find loads of Monty Python on YouTube anyway Kathy. Also try Blackadder with Rowen Atkinson. It's hilarious.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 901
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 3:59 pm:   

Black Adder has always been one of my favorites.

Do I just Google to find those clips? I don't know that much about YouTube.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1384
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 4:05 pm:   

No wonder you and your sister don't get along!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5118
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 4:15 pm:   

Just put YouTube into your normal search bar and then enter Blackadder or whatever into the Youtube search engine.
Or
http://www.youtube.com/
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 902
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 4:50 pm:   

OK. Will do.

My sister and I get along fine now just as long as we go our separate ways most of the time. And I am fortunate in that she has never abandoned me as others have.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5123
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 11:29 am:   

Kathy,
Google. D.L.T.B.G.Y.D.

Excellent advice.
Rise above them.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 911
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 2:10 pm:   

Richard, curiosity got the best of me. You should have warned me about that video. It is a joke, isn't it? They couldn't possibly put a show on TV like that, could they? Or is my nievity (sp) showing?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5127
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 3:24 pm:   

I need a clue Kathy. Was it the Mrs Merton video you meant? If so, yes it was a televised show. It was on weekly at around 8pm and was not considered to be particularly rude. It you thought that it was, then what we have on occasion ten years later would leave you in a state of shock.
The award given to Spike Milligan was a Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest accolade. It was televised too. He did actually call the heir to the throne a little grovelling b on national TV.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 913
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 3:45 am:   

The video was from the first web site I came across when I Googled DITBGYD. It was entitled "Neighbors From Hell."
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5129
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 11:34 am:   

I couldn't have warned you about DITBGYD Kathy, as I know absolutely nothing about it.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 917
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 12:23 pm:   

I'm sorry. I Googled D.L.T.B.G.Y.D. like you posted above, and I clicked on the first item on the list, and on that page was the video "Neighbors from Hell." I guess I put the wrong letters in one of my posts above. It doesn't matter. Just forget about it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5130
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 12:34 pm:   

Ah! I understand now.
It is a well known phrase/motto. Don't Let The B's Grind You Down.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 958
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:16 pm:   

Richard, please look under Squadron to see my post. Annette made a new thread under Squadron for Thieves of Egypt, and I'm afraid you won't notice my question.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1009
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:13 am:   

Richard, while looking for a game to play, I came across your name in the top scores for Elba. You were ranked #3 followed by Ken B at #4, both in May of 2007.

I still haven't come across the right game for me, and I'm getting tired of playing the same old favorites that I know I can win but are boring.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5271
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 9:11 am:   

There are so many PGS games that finding one that you particularly like is not a quick job. Check in the rules section of games that you already like. At the foot of the rules you'll find "similar games". Try those first. In the main list there are numerous sections. First determine the TYPE of game you prefer, ie. Yukon. See what Yukon types are in that folder. Alternatively go for the "Easy" section or the Small Table section. You'll just have to pick them off one by one.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 9:55 am:   

Technology! I think it has been designed to make you burst blood vessels.In the last two weeks we have had this to contend with.
1/. Liz's cellphone wouldn't recharge. I eliminated all of the possibilities that I could think of and concluded that the battery was dud. We went to a Tesco store. We'd bought the phone in our local one. They don't stock new batteries. I told them that it appeared to me that after they'd got your cash they couldn't care less. Well! At the very least it annoyed them. We went back to the van. I put the battery back in and lo and behold it told me it was fully charged and worked immediately.
2/.Next stop, the Royal Yacht Britannia at Edinburgh. Clicking away merrily with my camera when it told me the memory card was full. We'd taken the train to get here and had left the spare cards in the van. We were in a huge mall, bought another one! Treble what it should have cost. Had to buy it anyway. Switched the camera back on and it started working again with the old card like nothing had ever happened.
3/.Yesterday was the tail end of the ISP transfer I mentioned at the top of this page. Some Pakistani mannie had been on the phone a few days before. Said that I should change my Line Rental contract to them. They, Microtalk, managed to nuke my landline. It will be off for another 24 - 48 hours. I couldn't even phone their helpline to give them dog's abuse. Instead I used Liz's cellphone to move to a different company. Then Microtalk phoned me twice which enabled me to give them a load of abuse at their expense.
4/.Today, Liz's laptop was saying battery level low at 23%, "Plugged in but not charging". Tried everything obvious until the only option left was a dud battery. Took the lot to the store. They plugged it in and it read "battery level 98%" instantly.
5/.We went to another store just a few doors away from there. Liz had chosen a piece of jewelry for a birthday present for someone. They were out of stock. Another of their stores about an hour away had one. Liz depleted her phone trying to get them to send it out to her. No joy. It wasn't BIG enough to post. The value is of no consequence. Big and cheap is OK. Small and expensive is not. They have the technology to tell us which of their stores have the item in stock but have neither the intelligence nor the inclination to try and make the sale.
We hit the pu8 en route home.
I've just sent Argos a withering email. They will undoubtedly get back to me. I'm ready. Bring it on.
Life was so much simpler 30 years ago. Technology! Huh!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 10:03 am:   

And that all (your message) after visiting the pu8. I am impressed.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 10:30 am:   

Practice makes perfect Markus.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 1:41 pm:   

Richard, that sounds like it could be a whole episode of Fawlty Towers. I'm sorry, but it's so ridiculous, it made be laugh.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 2:59 pm:   

Just pointing out to all and sundry that bad or annoying things happen to everyone. Remember that the next time you are getting a raw deal.
I would have LOVED to have seen Basil ranting about all of it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv0onXhyLlE
My favourite clip.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 4:02 pm:   

Annoying things happen to everyone. That's a good one. I will remember that while I am explaining to some idiot how to do their job.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 4:06 pm:   

Richard, you have an uncanny ability to know when to cheer me up. Today, because I don't have enough money, I had to have my cable TV turned off. That means I can only use the internet to see old TV shows and no news (which you know I like). But you got me to laughing again, and I appreciate it. I'll have to read more now which will be hard to do with my only one good eye.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:22 pm:   

Do you guys get connected to an Indian/Pakistani call centre any time you try to use a Helpline? They drive me nuts!

St.Magnus for you Kathy.
http://travel.webshots.com/album/573707151NSwoCD?v host=travel
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:31 pm:   

That happened to my niece after her mother died. She kept trying to tell them that she was no longer alive (I can't remember the reason), and they never did get it. They kept right on doing what they were doing as if my sister were still alive no matter what my niece said.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, July 02, 2010 - 1:40 pm:   

Richard, before you quit for the day, if you haven't already, will you take a quick look at my game under Eight On and give me your opinion if you think I should still work on it. I have a feeling it's unwinnable, but I want to make sure.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 6:49 pm:   

I see where Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, visited New York today. If she can come to the US, then why can't you?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 6:51 am:   

Good point, Kathy! And I think a jumbo jet might be a little bit more comfortable and less bumpy than a helicopter!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:27 am:   

A/. Big Liz has got a lot more money than me.
B/. Old Phil, the Duck of Edinburgh, doesn't have a full time painting job.
C/. She's not on the Most Wanted list.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 8:32 am:   

What are you wanted for? Or better yet, who wants you? Plus, you can't be on the Most Wanted List unless your picture is shown. How will everyone recognize you, or is your reputation known throughout Scotland.

If I sound like I don't know what I'm saying, I don''t. The continuous days of 90 degree heat are getting to me.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 5:34 pm:   

Richard had posted his picture about a year ago but I think Thomas made him take it down.
Something about scorched retinas?
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 5:39 pm:   

Ours or his? Or both?
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 9:34 pm:   

Richard, I still haven't gotten rid of this headache. It's been going on for 3 days now. I have a theory though. I know you told me you had arthritis really bad once. Well, I have arthritis really severe in my spine, especially my cervical spine (the neck). The last couple of months, I've been under terrible stress dealing with a very nice lady who takes me to church on Sunday. While she is very nice, she is also driving me crazy. Without going into details, I have tried to cope with her as best as I could, as I have so longed to be able to go to actual church instead of watching it on TV. As you know, my health isn't that good and I need a lot of rest. I'm not getting any with her around. She has attached herself to me, and trying to be kind, I haven't said anything about how she is bothering me. Anyway, I think this continuous stress has finally been too much, and it's taking it's revenge by flaring up my neck arthritis, thus causing my headaches. Today, my head hurt so bad, I finally had enough and was rather brusque with her and told her I couldn't be around her anymore and that I had to take care of my health first. Stress can do a lot of bad things to people, and I think that's the reason for these headaches. I don't know what will happen next, but I don't think my headache will go away until she leaves me alone. You think my theory has any validity to it? Just thought you'd be interested. Also, maybe because I've been so kind, I've let myself get sick. Maybe it's not always the best thing to be kind. Maybe honesty is better.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 2:38 am:   

Eyestrain can cause headaches, but so can many other things including stress as you have suggested. A bad sitting posture could also be a cause. If you BELIEVE that something is causing it then eliminating it will undoubtedly help, whether that is the main cause or not. Testing various theories is as much as you can do in trying to bring the problem under control. I've been like a bear with a sore head myself recently. My head feels think and I'm getting far less sleep. I'm pretty sure it's caused by the constant stink of new gloss paint. I'm doing no more painting for a week or two just to see if this is the cause. Invite the lady round for tea in a few days. Just tell her that the doctor has suggested that you need a lot of time on your own, in complete peace. She'll understand.
She if this cheers you up a little.
I took this picture a few years ago, with a camera I'd never used before. The old bird is called Liz. The other one is called Cochise. He lives at a bird of prey centre about 30 miles away.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 4:22 am:   

What does the "old bird" have in her hand, something to protect her hand and that will attract the other bird? I take it the bigger bird is a hawk?

As for the other situation, I did wait until I knew she wouldn't be home and called her answering machine and apologized for the way I got angry. I told her I had to look after my health and that was top priority. To tell you the truth, I'm afraid to ask her to tea. I'm not that strong with people. I tend to give in a lot, and I don't want the whole cycle to start repeating itself. BTW, the reason I think it's the arthritis is that when I turn my neck or roll it around, it's extremely painful. I don't know, Richard. If it doesn't go away soon, I'll have to go to the doctor and really can't afford it. Anyway, thanks for your advice, and I hope your head feels better soon.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 6:17 am:   

You don't recognize the American Bald Eagle?!? It's a national emblem.
The gauntlet is thick hard leather, otherwise the talons would go right into your bones. There is a piece of chicken between her fingers. The bird flew in from about 200 yards away up the hill behind her.
I thought that Mr.O. was going to get your health care sorted out. People in this country can see doctors every day if they want to/need to. As it's free nobody has to add to their problems by worrying about how to afford it.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 7:06 am:   

By Jove, you're right. Shame on me for not recognizing the bird! Wasn't Liz afraid he might have tried to sweep her away? He looks big enough. BTW, Liz is very pretty. How did you get so lucky?

Even though I don't like the new health plan, I believe it doesn't go into effect for 3 years or so, at least not all of the services. Plus, all of us seniors were promised by Obama that we would get a $200.00 check for help with our medication. Now, it turns out not everyone is going to get one, but they won't say who will and who won't. And it still won't be completely free. You have to buy into some kind of plan or else wait in long lines to get help right away. By that time, I'd either be headache free or dead. I don't know. It's all a mess. I wanted to ask you, do you have "bill collectors" in Great Britain? I get a call from them four or five times a day. They won't accept my answer that I have no money, so I just have to hang up on them.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 7:36 am:   

Didn't you once tell me to buy Omega 3 capsules for the arthritis? If they are not too expensive, I might just do that.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 8:11 am:   

The bird is released by a handler a long way away.. Its eyesight is so good that it sees the food on offer all that distance away. It heads straight for the free and easy meal. It's harmless enough. They do have a White Tailed Sea Eagle that would dwarf your one. It is not to be trusted and the public can't handle it at all.
I don't know how politicians sleep at night. They are a bunch of devious liars. Just how far would $200 go anyway? If the US government can't look after its senior citizens they should hang their heads in shame. The richest country on the planet too! They've got their priorities all wrong.
Re debt collectors, every country has them. If you refuse to pay they would have to take you to court. The court would throw the case out as you can't pay anyway. Tell them you're skint and tell them to sue you.
Liz had to go into Aberdeen for an MRI scan today. Depending on your circumstances you can get a free ambulance there and back or reclaim your travelling expenses when you get there. All very civilized.
In the UK we can let our phones ring until the caller gives up, then we dial 1471 and get their number. Then we phone the ones we want and give the others the finger. See if something like that exists where you are.
Omega 3 should be pretty cheap. It's very effective too. My professor friend takes up to 2500mg in a day if he is starting to get joint pains again. That's 10 times the recommended dosage. It won't do you any harm whatsoever.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 8:33 am:   

When I do speak to the debt collectors, I tell them to take me to court, but they won't do that. I think it's because, as you say, the judge will see I haven't any money and throw the case out.

I think the $200 is supposed to be to go toward what is called your "spend down" which is what you have to pay yourself before Medicare steps in to help pay for your meds. That's mostly for the expensive medication. Some are just $4.00. That's why I haven't been able to get my usual mild narcotic pain pills for my neck and head pain, because they are too expensive and I have to pay my "spend down" before I can get them at a lower price. And talk about being unfair to the senior citizens. Medicare does not pay for dental or eye care, which are two of the things seniors need most.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 8:36 am:   

P.S. If it wasn't for the churches, and I mean all denominations, we wouldn't get any help at all. Many times I've received help from the Catholic Church in the form of food vouchers for the grocery stores, and once a very nice Protestant organization had some left over frozen food, including meat, and gave it to me for free.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:23 am:   

We often had nuns collecting money in the precinct where we worked in Aberdeen. They were so genuinely grateful when we donated. They do good work irrespective of your own personal beliefs etc.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 1:30 pm:   

Richard, you'd be interested to know that I was talking with some ladies at the senior center today, and one was from Canada and the other from Great Britain. The lady from Canada said their health system is terrible, but the lady from Great Britain said that their health system was great. I thought Canada's was the same as GB's. So, you are right about your system being better than ours.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 3:35 pm:   

You would get a far better deal here Kathy. Everyone gets the same treatment here no matter what their financial position.
It's not "free". Everyone in work and every employer pays National Health contributions. All the contributions go to the same in5urance company, the government. In your country there are loads of companies offering you health in5urance. If you land up with something serious you can quickly reach the limits of your in5urance. Only the rich can afford to be seriously ill. It's just not right.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 5:14 pm:   

Well, Medicaid and Medicare were supposed to help the poor and the elderly. Both are failing miserably and are almost, if not already, bankrupt as is Social Security which I have paid into since I started working at age 16 until I was 55. I don't qualify for Medicaid because I make appx. $1000/month. This is ridiculous. No one can survive in this economy without help on that amount. And Medicare only pays so much, and more and more doctors are turning away Medicare patients. Truly reform is needed, but Obama's plan will not work. It will only add to the national debt and still the poor and elderly are left out.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 10:22 pm:   

Richard. Head on down to St Andrews. I'll meet you at the Jigger Inn.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 5:22 am:   

I doubt if we'd even get inn Mike, and as for finding somewhere to park!!! St.Andrews will be bursting at the seams and I'm jiggered if I'm going to queue for a pint! I saw one of the golfers whacking his club against the ground the other day. He'll he lucky if he didn't jigger it altogether.
Free tuition in the use of Scottish words! This is some forum!

ps, If you're ever serious about meeting me in that neck of the (T) woods ... as the Four Tops said, "I'll be there".
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 1:41 pm:   

St Andrews will be clearing out when? Around October. I saw the Inn on TV. It looked very cozy. Hope you might have seen the shot of the tournament. A shot off the wall of the road hole and onto the green. On purpose. Except for a little rain and of course some wind. It looked like nice weather. Hope you are getting some. Weather that is.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 1:56 pm:   

I Googled this Mike.......
"The Scottish Golf Season"
"This is not an exact science but it is generally accepted that our golf season begins at the start of April and runs through into October. Links courses will remain open for play during all 12 months of the year because of their proximity to the coast, only closing due to adverse weather conditions and safety reasons eg. frost during the mornings of the winter months".
So your guess is as good as mine. It would only take us 2-2.5 hours to get there anyway, so any time you fancy a trip just say the word.
BTW, we are heading over to Ayrshire tomorrow. Liz has some money that's burning a hole. We'll get you a picture or three of Turnberry, just to get you in the mood.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 6:09 pm:   

Turnberry pics would be great. Watching the Open in HD was terrific. You could really get a feel for the bumps and dips one would have to contend with. I think I will just visit and not try to play. My game is not in shape for the bunkers either. They might have been a good place for the sheep to get out of the wind. But they are no place for me and a golf ball.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 6:14 pm:   

OK Mike, pictures of Turnberry Castle coming up. And they have a nice lighthouse too. Don't think there is much else in Turnberry to take pics of.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Monday, July 19, 2010 - 1:29 pm:   

Ailsa Crag and the lighthouse. I guess there isn't much olf the castle left. But there are two golf courses. And a resort. If you get a little bit of weather some shots of the lighthouse and the sea might turn out. Some day I will get there.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 3:13 pm:   

Richard, thought you might be interested in this. Do you read the Daily Record?

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/20 10/07/25/john-knox-to-be-included-in-pageant-durin g-pope-s-visit-to-scotland-86908-22438842/
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 7:10 am:   

How long is Richard gone for THIS time??
It must be nice to take weeks-long holidays any time one desires!
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 3:15 pm:   

Do you think he ran away? He hasn't been gone this long in a long time. And here I'm stuck in Indiana. Something doesn't seem quite right here.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 5:27 pm:   

He finally was sent back to the mother ship.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 9:03 pm:   

Yeah. He probably got all his redecorating done and was ready to beam home.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 2:46 pm:   

Not a bad article in the Record Kathy. Historically accurate too! John Knox was a bit of a hothead.

Yes Ken it is nice to be able to take off as often as we do. It makes up for decades without any holidays during my earlier life. It's a pity that the old knees aren't in better nick.

Ailsa Craig was too misty to bother taking pics of Mike. It's about 10 miles offshore anyway. The next time we are in the area we are going to take a boat trip round it. We did get to Turnberry. It rained quite a lot. Got a few pics including the lighthouse and the castle ruins, these by crossing a "right of way" across the golf course. We felt guilty doing this as the golfers had enough to contend with with the weather.
We were naughtier with Brunston Castle Golf Course. No r.o.w. here, but I actually got right up to the ruins in the centre of the golf course.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 10:42 pm:   

Glad you have made a safe return from your home planet. And you got to spend some time in Scotland too. Sorry about the weather. But I am sure that the pictures you were able to take will be great. Just wondering. Do they sell miniture Curling stones in any of the tourist shops near Turnberry. If not. I get the concession. You can keep the vuvuzelas.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:19 am:   

We WERE pretty spaced out Mike. There is nothing we can do about the weather. We got plenty done between the showers. Some days they were few and far between anyway. Incidentally I don't think there is a single shop at Turnberry! We stayed in a tiny village called Kirkoswald a few miles away. It has two little shops. I doubt if they would be interested in your little curling stones. If you ever get to Turnberry you MUST visit Souter Johnnie's Inn at Kirkoswald. It cost £80,000 just to get the roof thatched the way they wanted it! The pub itself cost over two million! It is sumptuous. Across the road is an old churchyard. Robert the Bruce was christened a few miles away at Crossraguel Abbey following his birth in 1274. The font was moved to the Old Kirkyard for safekeeping during the reformation period. The graves of Souter Johniie and other cronies of Robert Burns can also be seen there. It is a very historic area even without the Burn's connection.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 - 3:20 pm:   

One of the things that you have done for me is get me interested in things I might not have thought of one my own. The latest is to read one of Robert Burns poems. Tam O'Shanter is a very long one. He must have had a lot to drink. I did take a look at the cottage. Did you get any pictures?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 - 3:46 pm:   

I'm happy that you get some entertainment from me Mike. Robert Burns was as partial to a drink as he was to the ladies. I have lots of photos to get sorted. I've shrunk the following three for you.
Souter Johnnie's Cottage at Kirkoswald.
The Old Brig 'O Doon at Alloway. (Tam O'Shanter fame).
Take a close look at the bridge photo. On the path at left of shot you will see a bride walking towards the bridge.

I'm sure you'll know the other one from Turnberry.


Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 - 3:55 pm:   

Richard, I have to admit I never knew Scotland was so beautiful.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:00 pm:   

Really like the pictures. Did you get a chance to go down and warn the Groom what he was in for. :-) Kathy. You really should take a look at all of Richard's pictures. He will post the link. And of course there are also my fantastic pictures of France and Switzerland if you are interested. They will keep you busy till the end of the year reviewing them.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:18 pm:   

I am interested Mike, especially pictures of France. Let me know how to view them. I'm looking forward to Richard's pictures as my dream has always been to visit Great Britain and Ireland, and this is probably the closest I'll get. I always wonder if when I get to Heaven if God will let me visit all the places I never got to see. The place I want to visit the most is, of course, the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican to see Michaelangelo's ceiling.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 4:09 am:   

Hi Kathy,thanks to TV etc there is practically nowhere in the world you can't visit. It's not quite the same, but it comes fairly close.
Wallpapering and painting will recommence today. Sigh. Looks like my photos will have to wait. I have thousands at the following link if you or anyone else want to see them.
http://community.webshots.com/user/ElizabethMcD/st ats
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 1211
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 4:21 am:   

Thanks, Richard. I plan on looking at them for relaxation after I clean my kitchen later today. When I was younger, I used to have a 2-volume book that listed every country in the world and gave a brief history about it and the different cities in each country. I was glued to that book constantly. Right now, when I come across a picture that's beautiful of some city or landmark, I print it out and tape it to my wall.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 1212
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 4:25 am:   

P.S. I worked for a doctor who did a lot of traveling in Europe, and he would take a picture of different castles with his camera (probably an expensive one) and make posters out of them and have the posters framed. Wouldn't that be nice. If I had money, I would like to do that.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5492
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 6:46 am:   

Have a look at the FREE wallpapers at this site Kathy. The collections at the right hand side of the page are the ones I know are OK. (I've not tried the other links at the centre of the page).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5493
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 8:01 am:   

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/uswallpaper/ index.html
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1229
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 4:40 pm:   

Richard, while browsing the net, I see the word "RSS". What does that mean?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5531
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 4:51 pm:   

This explains it in simple language Kathy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1459
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 12:20 am:   

That was very informative!
Thanks, Richard!
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1230
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 4:15 am:   

Thanks, Richard. It's too complicated for me. I don't think I'd use it too much anyway.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5533
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 4:45 am:   

Me neither Kathy. I manage fine the way I'm doing things at present.
Here is a nice early morning photo of Sweetheart Abbey I took when we were away.It's the first time I've managed to get it so unobstructed by cars. Google it. There is a fascinating story behind its name.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1231
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 5:28 am:   

Will do so. Is that your car in the picture?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5534
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 5:40 am:   

No Kathy. If it had been we'd have moved it before I took the photo. We parked our motorhome in this car-park overnight. The car park it L-shaped. The fence continues at right angles behind us. Out of shot to the right is a bowling green behind a high hedge. It's dead quiet here.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1809
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 1:00 pm:   

Ha! "Dead Quiet". You just can't stop yourself.
I am surprised that you didn't find the owner of the car and ask them to move.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5539
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 1:58 pm:   

Disturb the grave digger? Shame on you Mike.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1811
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 3:16 pm:   

You might liven up the place. Oh no! It's rubbing off.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5541
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 3:32 pm:   

What's rubbing off Mike? The rest of your hair?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1812
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 3:49 pm:   

The rest of what? It's gone.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5542
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 4:21 pm:   

We'll have to start calling you Skinny.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1460
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 9:36 pm:   

Mike, does this mean that Richard is just dead weight around here?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1813
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 10:29 pm:   

I would not say that. Richard certainly pulls his own weight. But I doubt he could pull mine. But I hope some day he will have to drag me around Scotland. Are you not suppose to be at your parents house by now?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1462
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 10:50 pm:   

They actually broke down and BOUGHT a computer!

(Of course, they never use it!)
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1238
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 4:13 am:   

Mike, you have to stop this. You've already given the impression that you have no hair and are overweight. That is not the picture of you I had in mind at all. Not you, Mike!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5547
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 4:39 am:   

Ken, how come you couldn't get near your own PC at times because your mum was always on it?
You'll have to give them a few lessons and set up "favourites" for them to visit regularly. They're probably just a bit scared of it meantime.

Kathy, we torment Mike about his weight etc, but let's face facts..... none of us are getting any prettier! Yes that includes me! Waist expanding, hair receding, temper shortening. Is it possible that we are just a bunch of crotchety old gits?
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1239
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 5:39 am:   

But not Mike. He's from California! BTW, you got me again. What is a "git"? Also, despite my many shortcomings, of which you are all aware, I'm still the prettiest senior at the Center.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5549
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 6:25 am:   

"Git is mild bad language used in British English for a silly, incompetent, stupid, annoying, senile elderly or childish person. It is usually an insult, more severe than twit or idiot but less severe than xxxxxx or xxxxxxxx".

"I'm still the prettiest senior at the Center". Is it a possibility that your eyes are worse than you thought, Kathy? (Only joking). You'll need to be careful not to give me such opportunities.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1242
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 8:43 am:   

Yeah. I walked right into that one.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1463
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 8:49 am:   

Richard, it was a case of monkey see, monkey do. (Sorry. Mom!) When she saw me having so much fun playing PGS on my computer, she wanted to try. So when I came back home in May, I set up PGS for them on their computer. So I asked my mom yesterday how does she like playing solitaire on her own computer and she says she rarely plays.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5551
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 9:35 am:   

Yes it's typical Ken. Surely there is something online that will be of interest to them. You may remember Dona Doyle for this forum. She rarely plays now either. She says there is a Facbook doodah where she can design and create virtual gardens and virtual fish tanks. May be worth trying.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1814
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 1:53 pm:   

I can make fun of how I look because I know I look terrific. Richard makes fun because he has only seen me in pictures. And we know that the camera adds 50lbs. Also he forgets I am 6'2". So I carry the weight well.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5564
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 4:59 pm:   

Here is an updated picture of Mike.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1248
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 9:25 pm:   

Now that's the Mike we all know and love.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1816
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 10:42 pm:   

I really look good in tights.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1250
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 11:08 pm:   

The cape's not bad either.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1508
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2010 - 12:04 am:   

Sorry Mike, but that's not fair using my pictures as your own.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5573
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2010 - 5:23 am:   

Mike and Markus........... a pair of high flyers.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1518
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2010 - 5:28 am:   

Better than a single low raider.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1820
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2010 - 12:48 pm:   

I am speechless.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5582
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2010 - 1:59 pm:   

After closer scrutiny of your outfit Mike, I can't see any evidence of a fly at all, be it high or low. You must have remarkable bladder control.
(Illustration just in case Markus doesn't understand "fly" in this context).
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1523
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2010 - 2:33 pm:   

Thank's for the picture as an explanation.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5583
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2010 - 3:47 pm:   

I'm wonderful. I know.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1524
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2010 - 12:39 am:   

Shell we call you "Richard Poppins" in the future?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5587
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2010 - 4:45 am:   

As long as Dick Van Dyke is not my co-star. What a lousy Cockney accent he had. I cringe every time I hear it.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1264
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2010 - 4:48 am:   

While Dick Van Dyke is a very gifted commedian, I agree he was not right for that role. In fact, I didn't even like the movie. Never did see all of it.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1468
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2010 - 7:38 am:   

It's a jolly holiday with Richard
Richard makes Liz's heart go gaye
Oh it's a jolly holiday with Richard
It seems like he takes one every day
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1469
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2010 - 7:13 pm:   

Richard, no retort to my post? Not even to say that you're supercalifragilisticexpialdocious?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5608
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 5:15 pm:   

How should I respond to poems from Ken Millar,
How do you choose twixt sarcasm or put-down?
Should I use this as excuse to hurl dog's abuse?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown?

Many a thing you know I'd like to call him.
Many Scots words he may not understand
But since I'm in good mood,
No excuse for being rude
How would I sleep if Ken M. I panned?

That's how to respond to lyrics from Ken Millar.
Tell him to drop that moonshine from his hand.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1470
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 6:05 pm:   

Richard, I think you're not only mixing metaphors but mixing movies. I was expecting something along the lines of:

I told Ken to go fly a kite
I told Ken to go fly a kite
Because I was rip roaring

OR

Just a spoonful of sugar
Helps the political discussions go down
In the most delightful way
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5609
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 6:13 pm:   

You're right of course. The metre and canter of your your verse actually fit Maria perfectly, hence the mix up. Apart from that, it's late and I'm sober!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1827
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 10:23 pm:   

I was going to put Richard's lyric to music. But my tongue does not work right.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1277
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 10:42 pm:   

I'm sober
So sober
Please accept my apology
For I am so kind
And you all are blind
To see

How's that. Anyone recognize the tune. It's an oldie but goodie.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5612
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 4:11 am:   

Bohemian Rhapsody?
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1278
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 4:18 am:   

Not that old. Think 1960. The song was No. 1 on the charts that year.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5613
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 4:46 am:   

I'm sorry, you neglected to say whose charts. I'm sorry it may only have reached #12 in the UK.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1279
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 4:51 am:   

I'm sorry that you thought the Bohemian Rhapsody would fit those lyrics.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5614
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 5:45 am:   

Think yourself lucky..............my original thought was to suggest "Albatross" by Fleetwood Mac.
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
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Username: Trisha

Post Number: 171
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 6:51 am:   

I'm Sorry. Brenda Lee.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5615
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 7:32 am:   

Better late than never. Did you overlook the two "I'm sorry"'s in my post.
Also...."On the UK Singles Chart, the song peaked at number twelve".
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5616
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 7:36 am:   

BTW, "Albatross" by Fleetwood Mac is an instrumental.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5618
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 9:58 am:   

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band's 1975 album "A Night at the Opera", so it a few years younger than the Brenda Lee hit Kathy.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1280
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 1:29 pm:   

Thanks for clearing that up. I was thinking of the Hungarian Rhapsody.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1540
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 1:58 pm:   

Richard, all i say:

Ken, just killed a man,
put a gun against her head,
pulled the trigger now she's dead,
...
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1473
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 7:01 pm:   

Markus, why do you think that I'm hiding out in Florida?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1474
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 7:03 pm:   

P.S. She deserved it! She was talking trash about the U. S. of A. and Kathy and I won't abide that!
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1282
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 9:53 pm:   

Way to go, Ken!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5631
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 4:44 am:   

"And one flew over the cuckoo's nest" is a good film.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1476
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 7:15 am:   

Finally something we agree on!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5638
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 10:42 am:   

You are usually so disagreeable.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1829
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 4:17 pm:   

Ducking for cover!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5650
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 4:48 pm:   

No time to harangue you Skinny. I'm hoping to pick up a few golf tips for you. Caddyshack is on the box.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1830
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 10:22 pm:   

"Did you get a bowl of soup with that hat".
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5652
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 4:03 am:   

"You're a lot of woman, you know that? Yeah, wanna make 14 dollars the hard way?"
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1477
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 7:06 am:   

How come I have a sudden urge for a candy bar?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5655
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 7:35 am:   

Do you like them well washed?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1831
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 3:28 pm:   

"You want me to kill all the golfers".
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5662
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 5:32 pm:   

and they thought he was crazy.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1361
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 2:30 pm:   

Welcome back. Can't wait to see your pictures.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1874
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 4:00 pm:   

Welcome home to the Wandering Scotsman.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5729
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 4:21 pm:   

Thanks guys. It will be nice to get back to "normal"!!!
Mike, you have a lot to answer for. Wasn't it you who mentioned Ailsa Craig? We got brilliant weather for the boat trip. It takes over an hour in both directions.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1875
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 5:14 pm:   

I am the ultimate tour guide. Are you allowed to land on the island. Ailsa Craig is mentioned in John Paul Jones's log book when he was on one of his raids. Are they out of curling stones yet.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1503
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 8:05 pm:   

Richard, welcome back! Did you get my e-mail about the first IT guy? I thought you, of all people, would appreciate it!
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1362
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 9:31 pm:   

Richard, you know what I'm interested in. Did you come across any old churches or abbeys?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5731
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 - 3:05 am:   

Mike, We were on Ailsa Craig for an hour. There is a lighthouse, the old 15th century tower-house (in my photo) and the ruins of some small buildings that were used when the quarry was active. The narrow guage railway lines can also be seen. The bird colony is huge.Granite for the curling stones is collected on a very small scale occasionally. There are quite a few of these pieces lying around.

Kathy in 1597 the island was occupied and held as a base for Spanish Armada's proposed invasion. They intended to re-establish Catholicism in Britain. We did get as far as Cruggleton Church just to see if it is as spooky as the following (impeccably trustworthy) site would have us believe. It seemed OK to me. Barely photogenic because of all the trees that surround it.
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/whithorn/cruggletonchurch/index.html
Ken, It always takes me a day or two to get my emails back in order. Your IT video was too close to the truth for comfort. Just ask your folks.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1364
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 - 3:58 am:   

Very interesting article, Richard.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1876
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 - 1:22 pm:   

Very interesting. Now where are my samples from Speyside!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5737
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 - 1:39 pm:   

I've no idea Mike. Where the heck did I put them?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1878
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 - 3:34 pm:   

I should have known not to send you on that mission.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1890
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:02 pm:   

Richard. Played golf today with a guy who spent 13yrs living in Aberdeen. I asked him if he knew where Inverurie was and he said yes and that he had once dated a girl from there. Said it was a nice town. Small world.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1555
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 1:23 am:   

So, Liz moved on to bigger and better (?) things?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5854
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 5:00 am:   

Oh how you exaggerate Mike! You played golf! You meant that you participated in a game that loosely resembled golf. Where did the guy stay? Did he ever play the course at Nigg Bay? That's one I really should go and take photos of for you. I remember getting the occasional birdie in one or two of the sand-traps there on many a night.
Yes Ken, Liz set her sights much higher than a mere golfer! Mind you, she's a pretty good putter herself. I blame the curry.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1556
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 7:01 am:   

Beans, Beans
The musical fruit!
The more you eat
The more you toot!
The more you toot
The better you feel
Let's have beans
For every meal!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5855
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 8:59 am:   

Kathy, be warned. Somewhat smutty but HILARIOUS.

Oh what a sleekit, horrible beastie
Lurks in yer stomach efter a feast eh?
As ye sit doon amang yer kin,
There starts to stir a michty wind.

The neeps and tatties,mushie peas,
Stert workin like a gentle breeze
But soon the puddin' wi' sonsie face
Will hiv ye blawin' a' ower the place.

Nae matter whit the hell ye dae
A'body's gonnae huv tae pay
Even if ye try tae stifle,
It's like a bullet oot a rifle.

Haud yer bum tight tae the chair
Tae try tae stop the leakin' air.
Shift yersel' fae cheek tae cheek
An' pray to God it disnae reek.

But a' yer efforts go assunder,
Oot it comes like a clap o' thunder.
It ricochets aroon' the room,
Michty me! A sonic boom!

God almighty, It fairly reeks
(I hope a hivnae' shit ma breeks)
Straight tae the bog ah better scurry
Aw whit the hell, It's no ma worry.

A'body roon'aboot me's chokin'
Wan or twa are nearly bokin'.
Ah'll feel much better fur a while,
Ah cannae help but raise a smile.

"Twis him!!" Ah shout, wi' accusin' glower.
Alas, too late. He's jist keeled ower.
"Ye mingin' clert!" They shout and stare.
I am nae welcome ony mair.

Where e'er ye be, Let yer wind gang free
(Sounds jist the job fir thee an me)
Whit a fuss at Rabbies pairty
Ower the sake o' wan wee fert eh?.

I didn't write this one, but I've written hundreds of equal merit.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1443
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 4:26 am:   

Richard, it doesn't matter about the email I sent you now. However, I still can't understand why it never went through. Anyway, did you get the message I sent out to my contacts about my change of email address? If not, from now on, my email address will be kquade@comcast.net. I've had it with Windows Live Hotmail.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5906
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 4:47 am:   

Thanks. Got the notification this morning.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1572
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 5:58 pm:   

Mike, care to join me on this ride?

http://www.experienceplus.com/tours/itinerary.html ?tid=2316
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5914
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 6:14 pm:   

Not bad Ken!!!! Not bad at all. I have actually cycled from Aberdeen to Aboyne. A friend and myself did it when we were about 16. We were wearing ordinary clothes plus jackets and wellington boots. You should do the same. I caught a small Pike with my very first cast. It was 4 hours later before we caught the second and last one.
I've been to everywhere on your route.
I'm sure Mike could hire a motorbike.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5915
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 6:44 pm:   

Cock Bridge near Corgarff Castle is where the road starts to climb. There is a nice wee pub on the lhs. You can't miss it. Tomintoul hasn't got much going for it but there is a shop in the village with 100+ varieties of whisky for sale. The ferry across loch Linhe takes about 3 minutes but chops off almost 40 miles. The pub across the loch at the Morven side is better than the one at the Fort William side. (You have to learn how to navigate between pubs. It's essential).


Loch an Eilean Castle
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5916
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 6:56 pm:   

Ken...Type in "Cock Bridge,UK" into the Google Street View maps, and put the little man onto the road where it says "Lecht Ski Centre". What rot! That is actually the wee pub I was talking to you about earlier. It's called the Allargue Arms Hotel. You couldn't make it up. You can progress the wee man all the way through the mountains to Tomintoul and actually see the road you'd be cycling on. You've made my feet itchy again!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1573
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 9:54 pm:   

"Journey's end is at Ardnamurchan Point (the most westerly point on the UK mainland) where the historic lighthouse dominates the magnificent view across the Atlantic and the Hebridean Islands."

This part sounds most appealing. What is it like there?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1916
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:48 pm:   

I might hire a motorbike. But I would ride in a car. Right now with my balance I would be lucky to walk the road.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5917
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 5:05 am:   

Ken, if I'd to make a list of my top 50 routes in Scotland, Ardnamurchan wouldn't get a mention. It is bleak,barren and uninteresting, and even that is if the sun is shining. We go through it to get on and off Mull, but otherwise give it a miss. Go onto the Google map and take the virtual tour. You can see all of the scenery without turning a pedal. Practically the whole tour route seems to be designed to keep you on quiet roads, but you wouldn't go to anywhere that would be on my list of "must sees".
Tomintoul is horrible.
Loads of roads throughout Scotland have cycle paths along their entire length. They keep cyclists and walkers safe and off of the roads themselves. There is no need to avoid anything other than cities, and we've not got that many of them.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1466
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 1:25 pm:   

Found this on the net and thought of you. Happy Halloween.

“From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-legged beasties
And things that go bump in the night
Good Lord, deliver us!”
- Traditional Scottish Prayer


Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6039
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 8:17 am:   

Thanks Kathy..... I've NEVER been wished a Happy Halloween or a Happy St.Andrews Day come to that, until I started posting here. We just don't appear to do it!
A strange verse. Can't say I've heard it previously.
We've been in some upheaval at home re the workmen, but hopefully things will return to normal now.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1969
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 4:24 pm:   

Here is a picture of Richard's new heating system. Hope he got the manual.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6062
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 5:18 pm:   

Rhubarb!!
That would certainly have me under the weather Mike.
Instead I just appear to be under the rhubarb. And before you suggest it, I'm not vegetating.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1970
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 10:05 pm:   

Hiding in the rhubarb again. Got some good pictures I hope.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1639
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, November 05, 2010 - 5:07 am:   

Richard, have you ever seen a show on BBC about 2 years ago called "I'd Do Anything"? It's a reality show about 12 women trying to win a role as Nancy in a revival of "Oliver" in the WestEnd. (It's now on BBC America so don't you dare tell me who won!) But the reason I bring it up is there are a number of girls from England, a couple of girls from Ireland, one girl from Wales, a GORGEOUS girl from the Isle of Man, and one girl from Scotland. I can understand every girl and their accent EXCEPT the girl from Scotland (which I found very strange because I have had no problem understanding you on this board for the last 5 years!)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6063
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, November 05, 2010 - 8:49 am:   

I've not watched it at all Ken. I swiftly Googled the contestants and found Ashley (originally from Edinburgh) singing. I'll try and get some footage of her speaking, but as the accent from the Edinburgh region is particularly easy to understand, I can't see why there should be a problem. BTW, I have noticed over the years that your accent is identical to mine! Coincidence or what?
Dear Mr.O., Here is a new mantra for you. "Maybe we can't".
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1485
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 10:46 pm:   

Richard, welcome back from your holiday. I am glad you didn't stay away so long this time.

Since I can't really wish you a Happy Thanksgiving as it is an American holiday, I will wish you a Happy Homecoming.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6101
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 5:17 am:   

Thanks Kathy. It's nice to be back anyway. I miss my PGS. The weather was mostly pretty dismal, but we did have one particularly nice day.
The photo is of Floors Castle taken from a man made hill about half a mile away. The scant ruins of Roxburgh Castle are dotted around its summit. Sitated at Kelso in the Scottish Borders region.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1982
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 12:48 pm:   

Golf with a castle for a hazard. Sounds great. To bad I can't play at all.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6109
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 1:59 pm:   

Just a good walk ruined anyway Mike. I stick to the all-weather, 24 hour, 24/7 game, PGS. You can join me for a game anytime.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1984
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 10:29 pm:   

Yes. But we can't stroll hand in hand in Solitaire.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1667
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 11:53 pm:   

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Mike!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6123
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 2:39 pm:   

Looks like we curtailed our trip at an appropriate time. It's been snowing here of and on for half the day. Heavy snow forecast. In past centuries they reckoned that lots of berries on Holly trees was a sign of a hard winter in prospect. I said a week ago that I'd never seen so many of them. Santa will be happy anyway.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1985
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 3:04 pm:   

If I see one smiling Santa he won't be smiling for long.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6125
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 3:45 pm:   

Red suit, white beard, black eye. That would make a great Christmas card Mike.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1487
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 10:26 pm:   

Richard, if it's any consolation, it's trying to snow here in Indiana. Mike, you don't know what you're missing. I've got a picture of an anatomically correct snowman my ex-husband built. If I can find it, I'll post it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6126
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 3:29 am:   

Please do Kathy.

BTW, it appears to have been snowing half the night. This is said to be the earliest for 18 years.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1511
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 - 9:47 pm:   

Richard, how is the snow situation in you area. Is it any better? We're in for a big storm here in Indiana starting tonight. They expect about 9 inches but we live at the tip of Lake Michigan so we might get more lake effect snow. It's not so bad for me, because I can stay home, but I'm worried about my sister who has to drive it in starting tomorrow. She's a nurse, so she can't opt to stay home. I'm going to look for that snowman I mentioned above this weekend. I think I know where it is. I'll post it as soon as I find it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6191
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 5:45 am:   

We have had no snow for two days Kathy. Today will make three by the looks of things. The snow is still heaped in piles, up to head height, all up and down the road. We have over a foot of snow on the car since it was used several days ago.
This is our forecast for the next few days.

Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1514
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 3:34 pm:   

Is this what it's usually like in Scotland's autumn season?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6195
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 4:15 pm:   

No. This is freak weather. Our seasons just can't be predicted any more. The last two years have been crazy.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1614
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 9:36 pm:   

Richard, I'm starting to get addicted to another British Mystery show -- Jericho. Have you ever seen it? How come you guys are so good at mysteries?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1806
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 10:28 pm:   

It's a mystery!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6626
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:51 am:   

No I've not seen Jericho Kathy.
Perhaps it's not US who are good.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1615
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 12:58 pm:   

I don't understand what you just said, Richard.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 2141
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:45 pm:   

Not many of us do. I can't translate it Kathy.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6632
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:58 pm:   

Perhaps it's not us (the U.K.) who are good at producing mysteries. Perhaps it's others who aren't. It could also have something to do with the fact that the BBC is publicly funded and can cater for smaller audiences. Commercial film-makers have to show profits.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6633
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:07 pm:   

BTW, you'll already know that I'm not a fan of cricket, but I had to be impressed by the TV audience that India v Pakistan attracted today. A BILLION plus people watched.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 1616
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:57 pm:   

No wonder a billion people watched. Aren't India and Pakistan more or less enemies? I remember after India got its independence, there was all that trouble between the Hindus and the Muslims in India.

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