Last November time a new member joined my trivia team. We both lived in the UK about a 50 miute train journey apart. She posted something on the team message boards which struck a chord and I sent her a mail through the trivia site. During the last 12 months we have become firm friends and have met up on several occasions and I have now met her family as well. The family say they have adopted me and I love them all dearly.|
Thank you Fun Trivia for bringing this person and her family into my life.
Reply #861. Nov 28 12, 4:45 PM
My husband installed a new tub surround in our upstairs bathroom a while back. A nice off-white faux tile style, with several built in shelves. In between sending me to the store a few times - more caulk, more adhesive, more tape - he consumed a few beers as he installed the surround - upside down.|
Reply #862. Nov 28 12, 4:51 PM
Lot's going on, but really enjoying " Walking Dead" and hitting the global challenge when time permits. I enjoy the challenges as well|
Reply #863. Nov 28 12, 7:18 PM
Here's a joke I heard:|
A hamburger walks into a bar and said," I would like a cup of wine!"
The bartender said, shocked,"We do not serve food here!"
Reply #864. Nov 29 12, 12:44 AM
Well, I got a nasty oil burn on my foot on the weekend thanks to a malfunctioning BBQ drain. Three days later it became infected so I took myself and my sore foot off to the clinic where I got dressings, cream, antibiotics and crutches for all $20. Three cheers for socialised medicine!|
Reply #865. Nov 29 12, 2:00 AM
Some time ago we purchased a Barbecue. It was in kit form and needed to be assembled. Knowing my husband was in no way a Handyman I employed a professional Handyman to come and do the job. My husband stood watching for a while and then decided to lend a hand. He very deftly attached one of the door handles to a door. Stood back to admire his effort. Handyman winked at me, unscrewed it and replaced it right way up. Now you know why I employed a professional.|
Reply #866. Nov 29 12, 2:08 AM
For some reason i can't stop watching the movie Unstoppable with Denzel Washington every time it comes on TV i taped even though i got it on DVD |
Reply #867. Nov 29 12, 2:12 AM
A nice thing happened in that I purchased a railcard which lets you have a percentage off journeys but after using it I found that the one I purchased did not meet my travel needs and there was a better card i could have chose,|
I wrote to the Railway network involved and explained asking if I could transfer to the card more appropriate to me.
They replied very quickly that refunds were not available but as a goodwill gesture if i returned the card to them then they would mail me vouchers to the cost of my replacing it with the one i needed.
Well done National Rail (East Anglian Branch in Norwich).
Reply #868. Nov 29 12, 6:13 AM
Our familys number increased by one last night. My son went to the store for a loaf of bread and came back with a dog. He saw someone toss this dog out of the car onto a busy street. He is in the backyard right now. I want to have him checked out by a vet before I let him meet my other pups.|
Reply #869. Nov 29 12, 7:29 AM
I went to New York last year - my second visit to the USA - and on my list of things to do was a visit to the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid which is moored on the west side of Manhattan. I was waiting in line to buy a ticket when a man came over to ask if I'd like the extra ticket he had. He was there with his family but one member hadn't been able to make it so they had a spare. I was so surprised that I didn't think to offer him something towards it. I regret that oversight as I really enjoyed the visit and the free entry made it better.|
Reply #870. Nov 29 12, 7:31 AM
I was at work yesterday, (I'm a car salesman), and my boss comes in about 2 hours late. Where have YOU been, I ask him? He tells me that he had to go to court, to get his 23 year old daughter treatment for heroin addiction. He was forced to have her arrested, thereby enabling her to receive the necessary treatment, because that's the way the (obviously dysfunctional) system works. She threatened suicide and he was told that unless she is heard saying it in court or to a police officer, there was nothing anyone could do regarding treatment. He played a recording he made on his cell phone in court to achieve the desired result,(treatment). He fears he has lost his daughter to heroin.|
Reply #871. Nov 29 12, 1:23 PM
Today is my birthday, but I have to work.. I'll celebrate tomorrow, when I have a day off.|
Reply #872. Nov 29 12, 1:37 PM
Re the "Twinkie Shortage;" I was challenged by a friend to find a Twinkie-one Twinkie, ANY Twinkie-for a $100.00...sent him a copy of the "Friends" episode in which Monica at her dad's birthday party was referred to as a...Twinkie.|
Hmmm...no response to date.
Reply #873. Nov 29 12, 5:39 PM
I woke up this morning feeling like I had been hit by a MAC truck (I don't drink) I am sick. Please come over and finish decorating my Christmas tree, and before you leave, would you make me some hot tea? Thank you so much!|
Reply #874. Nov 29 12, 6:10 PM
If you don't want to have plumbing problems in the winter in rural Alaska--don't have plumbing! Melt snow on your wood stove instead.|
First the intake to the washing machine froze up. Got that thawed, the faucet in the kitchen sink froze. Right now they're both working at 30 degrees below 0, Fahrenheit.
Reply #875. Nov 29 12, 7:18 PM
Took the kids to see Skyfall, the new James Bond movie, this week - highly recommended and great fun...|
Reply #876. Nov 29 12, 10:40 PM
no joke, i lost my car, lost my liscense, lost my job, went into rehab, lost my 2 best friends, and all i have now is a bed to sleep in. oh, and don't forget my bottle. so that's the story of me and my alcohol.|
Reply #877. Nov 29 12, 11:14 PM
Sadly I lost my pet mouse Lisa yesterday. But it has left me with a question. Do I replace her with another mouse? I do have other pets. A Syrian Hamster called Splodge, and two male Russian Dwarf Hamsters called Adam and Simon after two work colleagues of mine. I may plump for two more Dwarf Hamsters, as fancy mice are hard to come by where I live, plus the cage is more suited to them. On the other hand I may just donate the cage to my local RSPCA branch. This will allow me to get a bigger cage for Splodge as he is a lazy old thing. He doesn't bother climbing up the ladder to get his food, just reaches up the the next level and pulls himself up. Plus it will give him much more room to move about, and allow for a bigger exercise wheel. Decisions, decisions. Oh well must go. I may be back to answer what I did decide what to do, or not.|
Reply #878. Nov 30 12, 12:33 AM
I am the mother of three - what should I call them - children.|
My eldest is sixteen going on six. Her sister is thirteen going on 23 and their brother is eleven going on Hitler.
At the moment I have long hair but it is looking spaghetti-ish because I keep pulling it out.
Reply #879. Nov 30 12, 1:27 AM
An elderly husband and wife visit their doctor when they begin forgetting little things. Their doctor tells them that many people find it useful to write themselves little notes.|
When they get home, the wife says, "Dear, will you please go to the kitchen and get me a dish of ice cream? And maybe write that down so you won't forget?"
"Nonsense," says the husband, "I can remember a dish of ice cream."
"Well," says the wife, "I'd also like some strawberries and whipped cream on it."
"My memory's not all that bad," says the husband. "No problem -- a dish of ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream. I don't need to write it down."
He goes into the kitchen; his wife hears pots and pans banging around. The husband finally emerges from the kitchen and presents his wife with a plate of bacon and eggs.
She looks at the plate and asks, "Hey, where's the toast I asked for?"
Reply #880. Nov 30 12, 4:40 AM
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