On Friday I am flying to Ireland for the graduation of my daughter, receiving her Masters in Archaeology.|
Reply #1841. Feb 09 13, 9:39 AM
It has been very warm here.I am hoping that it stays that way.I hate winter.|
Reply #1842. Feb 09 13, 12:28 PM
I went to some kind of festival in Stanmer Park in Brighton when I was 5. My dad was wearing a Panama hat and for some reason, I decided to announce that only 'soppy men' wore Panama hats. Some old guy on a horse, who was also wearing a Panama hat, glared at me. I later found out it was Prince Philip.|
Reply #1843. Feb 09 13, 12:54 PM
It bothers me that when NYC gets a snow storm, it's national news and we should all feel sorry for them. But here in Minnesota, when we get 24 inches of snow, it gets a quick mention (sometimes) and everyone ignores it. No one cares about the middle of the country...and the middle of the country really doesn't care about the coasts.|
Reply #1844. Feb 09 13, 1:53 PM
All my stories this week relate to my photography, after putting them online in 2004 onwards I then allowed them free use with attribution, which got me my first work in a published book a few years ago when two were used. Last week one was used in a publicity poster for a local museum, meaning in future anyone going there will see it (it's small but visible) there among the others, and a second book is coming out soon with another picture I took of a cemetery, so the hobby and offers of free photos have given me a small but growing added career.|
Reply #1845. Feb 09 13, 3:02 PM
pyonir..............we have the same problem this side of the great pond too. Weather North of "Watford Gap" is not deemed Nationally to be of any importance.......if it doesn't effect London.........!!|
Reply #1846. Feb 09 13, 4:15 PM
Best explain "Watford Gap" - ie UK's answer to Mason-Dixon line.|
Reply #1847. Feb 09 13, 4:16 PM
Over the past two days I just enured the biggest blizzard I have ever seen in person in my life. At the end of it all I have 2 feet of snow and it won't go away anytime soon. It's not very often when the entire state has been shut down but that was the case with Charlotte or Nemo if you prefer. Not too much damage just a lot of work getting the roads back in order. I live another day.|
Reply #1848. Feb 09 13, 7:17 PM
Today I went to work and now I'm home. The end.|
Reply #1849. Feb 09 13, 7:37 PM
I went to a meeting, then home to work! Fun times!|
Reply #1850. Feb 09 13, 8:39 PM
while reading my small town newspaper 2 years ago ,there was a small addition called quiz corner,after playing the quiz i noticed credit for the question was given to FUN TRIVIA.COM i decided to log on and play.I't's 2 years and im am playing all most every day i'm a gold member and close to level90...just a little history on how i got hooked on this wonderful site!!|
Reply #1851. Feb 09 13, 8:54 PM
In the last few weeks, FunTrivia has helped my real life trivia team win some money at the weekly competition we go to. Firstly, I'd been editing that day and came across a question which talked about dolphins and their teeth. Later that day, we had a question about mammalian teeth and I had an educated guess for the answer. It was right! Secondly, a few weeks later, a question I submitted to the Question Quest had a related question at real life trivia. Thanks to the research I'd done, I knew that answer. Most other teams went for the obvious but incorrect answer. So thanks FunTrivia :-) |
Reply #1852. Feb 10 13, 3:57 AM
One big dump of snow in my drive, |
now must get the shovel,
so I can get out of my hovel,
It's with great strive
that I sent my boy out to work.
(ok no rhyme here but you get the drift...he works and I play)
Reply #1853. Feb 10 13, 7:27 AM
This is a story about stories.|
I once worked with several guys who were younger than myself. Occasionally, I would recount a "vignette" out of my past experience, something instructive with a moral or precept to be gleaned from the time spent listening to it, perhaps with an eye to preventing the listener from making the (same) mistake. (This isn't very different from the things we tell our teammates here on the message boards at FunTrivia.)
One day, one of my co-workers sarcastically told me that he was tired of listening to my "stories". He was our nominal straw boss. I quickly made a point of making sure that he was not present when I spoke. I reserved my "pearls of wisdom" for the other two, sharper guys who reciprocated with tales of their experiences and seemed to appreciate the effort I was making.
I'd imagine that what I attempted to relate was a trifle better than talking about the weather and sports ALL the time. Later, after I had left this job, I found out that this fellow lost his good position because he refused to do something as simple as carry a walkie-talkie as instructed by his boss. Goes with the mindset, I guess.
Reply #1854. Feb 10 13, 8:29 AM
Jewish Cab Driver|
A clearly inebriated woman, stark naked, jumped into a taxi in New York City and laid down on the back seat.The cab driver, an old Jewish gentleman, opened his eyes wide and stared at the woman. He made no attempt to start the cab.
The woman glared back at him and said, "What's wrong with you, honey? - Haven't you ever seen a naked woman before?"
The old Jewish driver answered, "Let me tell you sumsing, lady – I vasn't staring at you like you tink; det vould not be proper vair I come from."
The drunk woman giggled and responded, "Well, if you're not staring at my b**bs or a*s sweetie, what are you doing then?"
He paused a moment, then told her..."Vell, M'am, I am looking and I am looking, and I am tinking to myself,'Vair in da hell is dis lady keeping de money to pay for dis ride?
Now, that's a REAL Businessman!!!!!
Reply #1855. Feb 10 13, 8:37 AM
A while back, I talked about planting stone fruit trees. I put in two peaches, two plums, a nectarine and a nectaplum, and they were all just bare sticks about two feet high. Well I noticed today that new growth is breaking out -- yay! So my sticks may actually turn into trees. |
Reply #1856. Feb 10 13, 8:51 AM
I took my daughter sledding yesterday. The first time on the hill, i let go of the sled to put on my gloves. It decided to go down the hill alone. After i walked down to retrieve it, a kid on a wooden sled slammed into me at the speed of a bullet. I stayed at the bottom and walked back to the car.|
Reply #1857. Feb 10 13, 9:01 AM
Still waiting the birth of my first great-grandchild. Jordan goes to the doctor tomorrow to find out what day they will do the c-section. Her due date is March 4th but she learned Friday that she will have to have a c-section. Everything is ready for him.|
Reply #1858. Feb 10 13, 9:26 AM
I put a small water garden (about 3 feet across) in the back yard for my wife and daughters that they could see from the gazebo. A month later they called me out to show me a surprise. In the tiny garden were nine ducklings splashing around with the proud mama watching on from the edge. They stayed there for a couple of hours before they lined upand followed mama down to the creek and swam off towards the Chesapeake Bay.|
Reply #1859. Feb 10 13, 9:48 AM
My favorite flower is the Dutch Iris. In my mind's eye Ive always been able to see a huge meadow with lots and lots of drifts of Dutch Iris. I just KNEW there had to be one somewhere. One day, while driving home via some backroads in Nevada, I crested a hill while rounding a corner and there below me in a big meadow were a few black and white cows and, I swear, millions of Dutch Iris in bloom. Unfortunately, with no shoulder on this narrow two lane road I couldn't stop, but I'll always remember that sight with great happiness.|
Reply #1860. Feb 10 13, 10:52 AM
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