El's Kitchen

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Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#21092 Jan 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Coming in late this evening, just to pass on the
good news regarding MillyMolly really. Well, we
spent HOURS at the Vet's but she could not have
had better treatment...incidentally she is about
11 yrs of age, the nurse thought she was a kitten,
she is SO appealing. I voiced my concerns about
her permanently hovering over her drinking water,
we discussed what it may possibly be, Jim thoughts
on the matter in view of her age, is kidney probs,
although not advanced. I mumbled something about
'I was wondering diabetes' but he ruled that out
but spur of moment, did a blood test for her blood sugar, and lo and behold, no sign of diabetes, phew!
So it's tablets to help the kidney disorder..and he
wants to see her in a month's time....
Really appreciated your good wishes.
Great news :)

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#21093 Jan 3, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>maybe the old Mickey Rourke but not as he is these days .. I find him too odd. Dwayne Johnson (The ROck) is a wrestler turned actor who could have done the part and has the size.
I was considering "The Rock" also.

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#21094 Jan 3, 2013
Fisherman 808 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for the welcome El.
I see it's time for you to go to bed, so, Good Morning, if that's when you're reading this now.
I figured you might find that family history interesting.
My mom (and her mom) have passed away, so it's hard for me to get information (I'm an only child.). My uncle, mom's only sibling has passed away too. I will try to remember to ask one of my cousins on that side what they know about names, if I ever get to see them. It's funny how I get some of the old stories mixed up. But, I'm sure my mom told me she thought the "Blank" name was originally preceded by 'Von', I might have made up the 'Blanc' spelling. Records show Blank. Most of my life I thought my Grandpa on that side died falling out of a train caboose on his head (I think he was part German too and did work for the railroad.). I brought it up to my mom not too long before she passed away, about 10 years ago, and she laughed and said something like-'where did you get that?'. She said he died of brain cancer. I think my parents must have told me that when I was little, can't believe I made it up- in my mind.
I know, when you look at history books, there are a lot of 'Von-.....' Germans. One question is, was that girl right, was the 'Von' from some other place, from people that moved to Germany?
'von' is also found in names of Austrians.

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#21095 Jan 3, 2013
I just can't wrap my head around Tom Cruise. Small man attempting to show how tough he is!
Mimi Rodgers already said he couldn't cut it!

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#21096 Jan 3, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
I wish - it's just that I have the time over this winter: who knows when it will become available again. To be honest, can't really afford it, but unless I do it, time will slip by. Haven't seen the friends in St Louis for around 20 years, so it's a "catch up" trip.
Oh, so much the better -- to see old friends again!

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#21097 Jan 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks so much {{{Cuz Luke}}}
please wish Tiger Lilly a very Happy New Year from me....
I shall do that when I chat with her this evening.

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#21098 Jan 3, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Good Evening El & all..
I have a real annoying head cold
I'm nursing all this day,
eventho' weather here is remarkably mild.
It was very sad news we were met with today..
the freak accident which claimed the
life of humanitarian,'Ian McKeever'..
struck by lightning, yesterday ..
on Mount Kilimanjaro
link below.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/...
Good night Grace .... battle back that cold and be well!

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#21099 Jan 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Coming in late this evening, just to pass on the
good news regarding MillyMolly really. Well, we
spent HOURS at the Vet's but she could not have
had better treatment...incidentally she is about
11 yrs of age, the nurse thought she was a kitten,
she is SO appealing. I voiced my concerns about
her permanently hovering over her drinking water,
we discussed what it may possibly be, Jim thoughts
on the matter in view of her age, is kidney probs,
although not advanced. I mumbled something about
'I was wondering diabetes' but he ruled that out
but spur of moment, did a blood test for her blood sugar, and lo and behold, no sign of diabetes, phew!
So it's tablets to help the kidney disorder..and he
wants to see her in a month's time....
Really appreciated your good wishes.
Ah! Good info about kidney problem, not diabetes! Good night Eleanor.

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#21100 Jan 3, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>That is why the south is now Republican. At one time there were two wings to the Democrat party. They had very conservative Dems and liberal ones. The very Liberal now control the party. These are the radicals of the 60s. To me the heart of Socialism is the redistribution of wealth more than out right ownership but that sure didn't stop Obama from the take over of General motors. I am curious about what is thought generally in the UK is about what started the deaths of 4 Americans in Libya? What does the man on the street think?
"They had very conservative Dems and liberal ones."
The Democratic Party still does.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party...
or other Democratic Party searches in Wikipedia
"The very Liberal now control the party. These are the radicals of the 60s."
well, no. Articles in "The National Journal" and "The Nation" chronicles the schism between the Wall Street friendly centrists and corporatists spanning Clinton's to Obama's terms with pretty much the same economic advisors, and the progressives who aren't enamored with the policies so friendly to Wall Street and the corporations. So, who's controlling the Dems, again???
Remember ... centrists. Centrists.

Since: Jun 09

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#21101 Jan 3, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>That is why the south is now Republican. At one time there were two wings to the Democrat party. They had very conservative Dems and liberal ones. The very Liberal now control the party. These are the radicals of the 60s. To me the heart of Socialism is the redistribution of wealth more than out right ownership but that sure didn't stop Obama from the take over of General motors. I am curious about what is thought generally in the UK is about what started the deaths of 4 Americans in Libya? What does the man on the street think?
Always fascinating to hear a foreigner so completely outside of our system be so clueless about our system. You're from around Dallas, correct?

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#21102 Jan 3, 2013
DW, have you been following the North American thread of a Spring luncheon?
We were attempting to figure your geographical location.

Level 3

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#21103 Jan 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Coming in late this evening, just to pass on the
good news regarding MillyMolly really. Well, we
spent HOURS at the Vet's but she could not have
had better treatment...incidentally she is about
11 yrs of age, the nurse thought she was a kitten,
she is SO appealing. I voiced my concerns about
her permanently hovering over her drinking water,
we discussed what it may possibly be, Jim thoughts
on the matter in view of her age, is kidney probs,
although not advanced. I mumbled something about
'I was wondering diabetes' but he ruled that out
but spur of moment, did a blood test for her blood sugar, and lo and behold, no sign of diabetes, phew!
So it's tablets to help the kidney disorder..and he
wants to see her in a month's time....
Really appreciated your good wishes.
Good to hear that MillyMolly will be okay!

“Standin' In A”

Level 8

Since: May 11

Shaft Of Light

#21104 Jan 3, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
'von' is also found in names of Austrians.
"Austrian" does kind of ring a bell, she might have said I'm probably part Austrian.
Which rings another bell-'Hitler'...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler

"...Austrian born..."

What if I'm related to Hitler? lol

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#21105 Jan 3, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>No, I have friends living in WI to the north of the city (which I've never seen incidently) and friends in St Louis (which is six hours away on Amtrak), both of whom I have known since university days. Trying to work out a trip to catch up with both of them.
June through September is a much better time of year to visit-- weather and activity wise -- then the three of you could meet in the middle and see Chicago. I know all the good restaurants and places to go....

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Since: Nov 10

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#21106 Jan 3, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>The pet rocks were later in pop culture.
And little square boxes with Mexican jumping beans that never stopped popping.

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Level 8

Since: May 11

Shaft Of Light

#21107 Jan 3, 2013
"At age 39, Alois assumed the surname "Hitler", also spelled as "Hiedler", "Hüttler", or "Huettler". The origin of the name is either "one who lives in a hut" (Standard German Hütte), "shepherd" (Standard German hüten "to guard", English "heed"), or is from the Slavic words Hidlar and Hidlarcek.[8]"

lol-'One who lives in a hut and likes sheep.'

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#21108 Jan 3, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>No one has ever went broke by underestimating the intelligence of the American Public. So said HL Menkin :)
Chia pets!

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Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#21109 Jan 3, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>I really feel sorry for the Hawaiians. Nearly all the jobs are in the service industry and they don't pay much. Things are very expensive there. Then to make matters worse the locals speak pigeon which makes it harder for them to get a good job. Much like Ebonics
Been to Maui twice. I imagine the industry for employment depends in the island. Sad that years ago one of the key exports -- G&H/H&G sugar -- left Maui.

Expensive ?!? Oh god yes! Can't imagine any other US state with a higher cost if living except maybe Alaska.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

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#21110 Jan 3, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>I agree completely. The words have total different meaning here. Your conservatives are Socialist who just think they can do it better. Your politics are very confusing to us
Socialism isn't necessarily all bad.....IMHO.

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Level 7

Since: Nov 10

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#21111 Jan 3, 2013
Fisherman 808 wrote:
<quoted text>I wasn't insulted.
My cousin on my Dad's side did a search back when roots was popular. Interesting things she found, but my last name only went back to a French-Canadian trapper that didn't know how to read and write, so when he came across the border, they wrote the name with a, most likely, completely wrong spelling.
The hospitality jobs are not usually very good. Are you fishing for my occupation? LOL
Denny showed a good understanding of the job situation for locals here and hit the nail on the head in a concise way. Although, if I said that to some locals, they would probably call me a f#@*ing HAOLE!lol
I wasn't fishing Fish. At some point I recall bits and pieces of things you mentioned and truth be told, I forgot which island you live on. I've only ever been to Maui and my observation (however correct or incorrect) was that since the sugar company left, most jobs appeared to be in the tourist/hospitality industry there.

God certainly was pleased when he created Maui. Most beautiful place on earth. I want to be cremated at have my ashes spread off of Kaanapali beach. Seriously.

If you & the Mrs have loved there 30 years, obviously you didn't get island fever!

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