I was asked to write a story,|
One full of fun? One full of glory?
Alas, neither came to mind,
But at least this rhyme broke the grind.
Reply #941. Dec 05 12, 7:33 AM
Came back from our first trip to Europe. After the three weeks there, we kept wondering why we had waited so long. The people were incredibly gracious and friendly, (although some Canadians gave us their flag pins to wear, just in case), and we will have to return, since it will take us 6 months to sort out all that we have seen. |
Reply #942. Dec 05 12, 9:13 AM
We agreed to look after a friend's 4 year old tabby cat whilst she (friend) underwent a nasty divorce and house moving.|
That was 15 years ago...........the cat "Twitch" is still with us, getting close to 20 years old, and we love her to bits!
Reply #943. Dec 05 12, 11:21 AM
Last weekend I volunteered as an umpire at an indoor track meet. The track official who was in charge of explaining the rules to us looked rather familiar to me. Then I realized that I had him as a mammology professor about 21 years ago at University (he studied bats and was known as the Bat-man). He looked the same, except that his hair had changed from brown to white. He still teaches and jokingly said that he remembered me. Never thought I'd see him again, especially in that capacity.|
Reply #944. Dec 05 12, 12:15 PM
My husband & I have been working on a high end fix & flip for years now, we put it on the market about 5 months ago, and yea!! it's sold. We are a week and a half till the final closing. |
Reply #945. Dec 05 12, 1:29 PM
I read this true story a few weeks ago: 'A retired minister decided to visit an elderly lady in a care home. When he arrived she wasn't in her room but was told that she was at the hairdressers. He decided to wait in her room for her and as the time passed by he had a few nuts that were in a bowl on the dresser thinking that he would replace them on his next visit. The lady eventually arrived back and greeted the minister and turned to the caregiver who'd walked back with her and said: "Please get rid of those nuts. I couldn't eat them but I've sucked off the chocolate"......|
Reply #946. Dec 05 12, 2:20 PM
Here today in north IOWA and it is BRRRRRRR---cold...Even the ice is brutually cold...I know..Only 20 degrees at night and 36 degrees high in the daytime...My thin skin cannot handle the coldness and NO SNOW as of yet...Yikes.
I must depart to warmer climes..South to warmth and happiness..I hope...
When Santa arrives with my lump of cold coal, I must be elsewhere..Maybe Santa can sent by Fedex or UPS..Hmmmmm
Merry Xmas to ALL...Aloha...
Reply #947. Dec 05 12, 4:36 PM
I got no sleep last night thanks to the local council. I don't know what they were doing exactly but they were working just up the road from my house from 1:00am to 5:00am. They were using machines that sounded like a cement mixer. Whatever happened to working during the day time like normal people, when other people are not trying to sleep. |
Reply #948. Dec 05 12, 4:55 PM
I do not remember doing this, but a usually reliable witness, my mother, told me!|
As a small child my family went to the circus. There was a parade of elephants and at one point they turned around and sat down on the barrier around the circus ring. Wild applause followed. When it died down a small voice was heard stating quite clearly, "Well, even I could do that!"
Reply #949. Dec 06 12, 1:06 AM
Saw a story on the news tonight about dogs learning to drive.I want one.|
Reply #950. Dec 06 12, 2:56 AM
The children are getting excited about Christmas coming now - as soon as we start to open the doors on the Advent calendars they start counting sleeps.|
My youngest has been chosen to be "Little Donkey" in the infant Nativity play and is practising as hard as ever he can for his Big Moment :-D
Reply #951. Dec 06 12, 6:12 AM
I see someone else 'inherited' a cat when friends moved. Not only did this happen to us (with the promise that when the friend got settled she'd send for the cat), but we now have the 'joint custody cat' living with us. It's really our neighbour's daughter's cat. The cat came home from college with the daughter. However, she (the cat) was relegated to the basement, or outside all the time. When I was gardening she would come to 'help' me. Little by little she moved in, and now she lives with us.|
Reply #952. Dec 06 12, 7:29 AM
For Christmas in 2009, I received tickets to go to Disney World to watch the Disney half-marathon. I arrived in Florida, looked out the window and saw green grass for the first time in months. |
For those who don't know what I'm talking about. This was the Christmas that it snowed once a week in West Virginia for two months straight.
Reply #953. Dec 06 12, 9:36 AM
He wasn't a very good storyteller. In fact, he was a downright lousy storyteller. Yet even he managed to scrape together something for his target audience. There wasn't much applause but he left feeling good about overcoming this particular fear of his.|
Reply #954. Dec 06 12, 11:20 AM
Poor day today, battery flat on car, pouring down with rain, good job I stayed in bed and Jane had to go out to work :)|
Reply #955. Dec 06 12, 4:16 PM
This morning started well, I got my daughter's school report through the post, it was fab!|
I then went Christmas shopping with a friend in York. Despite being a tad chilly we had a great day out! We even saw some reindeer!
Some sad news was that one of my lovely team members has left us. Left me a lovely note and deleted his account. These things happen I guess.
Reply #956. Dec 06 12, 4:48 PM
A piece of sad news...|
Typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha) battered the province of Compostela Valley in Mindanao, the Philippines. A deadly flashflood inundated the town of New Bataan, leaving a swath of destruction and death. More than 75 people died and scores still remained missing, or worse trapped under huge trees toppled and washed down to the town from the mountains. Survivors hunched in cramped evacuation centers, still shocked over their lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods.
A bleak and uncertain Christmas awaits them.
Reply #957. Dec 06 12, 11:31 PM
Another day in the life of a nobody, no work, no jokes, no hope. Thank goodness it is also another day of challenges and quizzes here on funtrivia|
Reply #958. Dec 07 12, 12:22 AM
I'll be suffering from FunTrivia withdrawal symptoms next week. I'm going for a few days to Lundy, which is a very small island in the Bristol Channel between South Wales and Devon. No internet for five whole days! |
Reply #959. Dec 07 12, 2:42 AM
I used to be quite into technology; knowing all the newest gadgets coming out, how they perform, reading reviews and discussing their usefulness. As I grow older I find myself the opposite. I don't have a cell phone, don't really want one for the most part, really don't keep up on new products coming out whether it be TVs, games or computer things. I find myself asking "why would I need that" rather than "that's so cool, I need to get one". I think we are becoming too dependent on technology, and I think it may one day lead to our ruin/downfall/demise. |
Reply #960. Dec 07 12, 4:13 AM
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