My cat Feathers loves to cuddle against my laptop (it's warm!) and watch the letters as they appear on the screen. This mesmerizes her and she purrs. Cats are so helpful.|
Reply #1021. Dec 11 12, 2:07 AM
It's been a good weekend. Watched football and nothing needed to be fixed around the house. Oh and I did spend some time with my lovely wife (after football of course).|
Reply #1022. Dec 11 12, 2:45 AM
My name is Julie and I live in Yorkshire, in England (we Yorkies call it 'God's own country!) I live with my family and with our eight cats, eight turtles, two bearded dragons and a multitude of various fish! Most of our pets have been rescued from various places over the last few years (except for the fish) and although they take some looking after, I wouldn't be without them.
I do work, but find I still have time to play on Fun Trivia quite a lot, as well as reading and watching films!
We recently lost one of our cats, Jess, who was paralysed in her back legs, but that did not stop her getting around, climbing stairs or onto chairs! She was beautiful, but prone to urinary infections, sadly the last infection affected her kidneys and we had to say 'bye-bye' to her.
I have planted some lovely hostas on her grave, so we will be reminded of her every time we go into the garden.
Reply #1023. Dec 11 12, 3:31 AM
My daughter presented me with my first grandchild in February ( a girl ) so this is one Christmas I'm really looking forward to.|
Reply #1024. Dec 11 12, 4:24 AM
DoveHouse-I luv animals also.I had 3 dogs myself.a Siberian Huskey, Bassett Hound,and a Whippet.(smaller version of a greyhound)I missed them to when they passed.But then i remember all the joy I shared with them.Thanx for listening!!Hav a g8 one!!|
Reply #1025. Dec 11 12, 5:00 AM
Due to a wise advice I have received from an North American Funtrivia friend I and my husband went on a cruise trip starting in Amsterdam and ending in New York, during September 2012. We thoroughly enjoyed it: "The Vikings Route". We visited Norway (Stavenger and Flam), Scotland (the Shetland islands), Iceland, Greenland and Halifax. Two remarkable points: the Blue Lagoon (Iceland) and Peggy's Cove (Canada). Thanks to Fun Trivia.
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Reply #1026. Dec 11 12, 5:57 AM
Just in case you did not know:|
It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow. (try it!)
Reply #1027. Dec 11 12, 8:23 AM
December 08, 2012 Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4 - what a nightmare...it was a very sad episode in Philippine boxing Manny Pacquiao - a considered hero here in the Philippines loss by a shocking knockout at 2:59 in the 6th round...yes even though Pacman loss, his legacy as the only boxer in history to win 8 championship belt in 8 different weight division remains. But the sight of him kissing the canvass for more than a minute is unbearable. I, personally, am sad also about what happened. Maybe it's just how things happen sometimes... :(|
Reply #1028. Dec 11 12, 8:41 AM
Northern Ireland became the laughing stock of the world again over the weekend, as die-hard Christmas fans violently protested that Belfast's Christmas tree was no longer going to be on display for 365 days of the year.|
Christmas trees, which are only erected over the winter festive season in the rest of the world, have been an all year round fixture at Belfast City Hall for many years. However a recent democratic vote on the matter, has seen Belfast follow in the footsteps of Lapland, to adopt the same Christmas tree policy as Santa himself. However some Christmas fans think it's still an affront.
"It's an utter disgrace" said loyal Christmas lover Billy Knuckleson, "I am Christmas through-and-through, and I demand that my insecurities on the matter are reassured at all times by the year round display of a Christmas tree at City Hall!"
When we explained that not even Santa puts up his Christmas tree all year round, and that Belfast is now equal to the North Pole on the matter of erecting a tree, he seemed unmoved.
"I don't care for your rational and reasoned mumbo jumbo" he barked. "It's nice to be equal to our beloved Lapland naturally... but we expect to be MORE equal."
"God Save Santa!!" he shouted finally before rejoining a group of men burning a Christmas tree to make their point about how we should respect Christmas trees.
Reply #1029. Dec 11 12, 9:30 AM
Very funny, rustic :-D|
I have nothing special to report, just lighting Chanukah candles each evening. Not much else going on in my life :-p
Reply #1030. Dec 11 12, 10:28 AM
My daughter, now 28 years old, was gifted in "the right thing to say" department as a toddler and as a small child. She was 3 when my mother passed in 1988. It was early in the morning when I received the phone call and Lisa woke up to find me crying. My husband told her very simply that Mama's mommy went to see God. Lisa saw that it upset me terribly, and held my face and said, "Don't worry, Mommy. Daddy will go to Target and get you a new Mommy."|
Lisa was 8 years old when my father passed. Again, it was early in the morning when I got the call. Crying, again, Lisa took my hand and said, Don't worry, Mom. Meme and Papa Roy are having a candle light breakfast in heaven."
Reply #1031. Dec 11 12, 11:37 AM
is it just me ?? or do you find that the foggier the weather|
the faster the cars want to go ?? seems like the fog gets
into the engines and supercharges them. Some drivers seem to
forget where the brake pedal is kept.Hey ho.Mike
Reply #1032. Dec 11 12, 1:06 PM
I recently wrote a one-act play in iambic pentameter about Fortinbras, Hamlet's foil character from Norway. I am that much of a Shakespeare dork.
Reply #1033. Dec 11 12, 1:44 PM
With all the recent problems with our pentagon generals, it brings to mind what an old soldier once told me. We have too many generals listening to their privates.|
Reply #1034. Dec 11 12, 4:21 PM
Today's "Medium" Daily Challenge|
Is to post here a note- "Stonehenge"
Was all I could find
To rhyme in my mind
In a Limerick ending with Challenge.
PS: The rhyming dictionary claims that "challenge" rhymes with "ORANGE"! Have I blundered onto the answer to one of life's great (English) riddles?
Reply #1035. Dec 11 12, 6:34 PM
Sorry. I don't have a lot of time to chat. I'm off to bottle 12 gallons (60+ bottles) of home made wine. Tasted it last night. It is phenomenal. |
Reply #1036. Dec 11 12, 6:57 PM
While Christmas shopping this past Saturday, Wal-mart had a "tuba chorus" play Christmas songs. I knew the eldest member of the band, so stayed to enjoy. He realized I was standing there and told the director that I am a singer. |
He asked me if I would sing, and of course I did. A beautiful young lady came to stand beside me because she said, "you have the most beautiful voice."
This old man needed that. I usually hate Christmas shopping, but I'm sure glad I went.
Reply #1037. Dec 11 12, 7:41 PM
When I was about 4 years old, Rye Crisp had a TV ad with a Swedish lady talking about their crispy bread. She said that she at it with cheeses. With her accent I thought she said something else, so I asked Mom "Does she really eat with Jesus?"|
Reply #1038. Dec 11 12, 9:18 PM
The other night my phone rang. It's my buddy/ neighbor. He yells " Dude!! get the $%$#@ over here, I cut my @#%$ing thumb off!" I said " Stop messing around." He assures me he isn't. I rush to his house, about 500ft from mine. I get there, yell for him. He's by his small work area. He looks at me saying, " Dude, help me find my thumb." |
Seeing his thumb gone, I get a little tripped out. Shaky I tell him, " Dude, we should just go." I was worried about blood loss. " Dude we got to find my thumb, not till we find my $%$#ing thumb!!" By the way, he was using a chop saw to cut branches for fire wood. He was making his last cut, the branch go caught, and pulled his hand to the blade.
I now start digging through pieces of wood and saw dust, not knowing how far a severed thumb might fly through the air. Poking aroung with a stick I see something... my buddies thumb... I think I might have shrieked, a little. " Dude! I found it!" " Oh #$%# !" "Dude!"
Reply #1039. Dec 11 12, 9:24 PM
He yells at me "Grap it for me Dude!" I 'm somewhat apprehensive about picking up his thumb. I say "Dude, I don't want to touch it Dude." But I know I have to. Taking a deep breath, hysterically now " Dude oh #%%$ Dude!" I reach down and picked up my buddy/ neighbor's, severed thumb. "
Reply #1040. Dec 11 12, 9:33 PM
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