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“ain't she sweet?”

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#25489 May 8, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>far as I know they haven't .. that's the point.
still, maybe it's out there.....somewhere ...

“ain't she sweet?”

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#25490 May 8, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I'll keep that in mind. My daughter actually put one together last year, along with a friend who brought a bunch of her stuff ... they made about $20 in two days ... quite dissapointing... and we were NOT asking an arm and a leg in pricing ... about 30 poeple looked around but only 3 people bought anything.
I was shocked. The most I made before was $85 and that was in two days.

“Ignore the trolls”

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Bath, UK

#25491 May 8, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Couldn't have been easy coming off the dreaded weed Tony...speaking from experience.
Not mentioned this before, but Tony knows, so
here goes....
I was reading this book, this being many years ago, to do with keeping healthy and got to the
end to find some exercises that one could do to improve their health....one involved running up and down stairs, then taking the pulse rate which should return to normal within one minute flat.
Five minutes later my heart was racing fit to burst...lol
Being pregnant, I thought, aye up, time to give up smoking, it's not doing me any favours, so I packed it in there and then...a 20 year habit of about 15 a day.
Fast forward to being on bed rest in the maternity hospital...sadly lost the twins I was carrying..it was discovered I had cancer. Had I not, it would have continued to grow inside me. A rare form a
Hydiditiform Mole....I also made the mistake of reading up on it, found an outdated book in the library which put the fear of God in me....
I was spared chemo...merely had tests weekly, then fortnightly, monthly, for two years...then came the day...given the ALL CLEAR.
So when I say I know how you are feeling Tony, please believe it.
I won't make reference to this again, it's over, I survived. As you will, great attitude you have, the only one to have.
Respect ER - I knew the story, glad you decided to share.

Funnily enough, apart from the odd twitch, it has been surprisingly easy to give up. My oncologist is well impressed: she said she is amazed how many continue to smoke even after diagnosis.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#25492 May 8, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
Morning one and all, warm welcome to Mack Trucker: always nice to see a new face in the kitchen.

Yesterday was a good day. Oncologist is happy with progress, next batch of chemo starts in a week's time, so if in about 10 days I go awol for a week, do not be surprised. She is not going to twitch the chemical mix, which means it will be another 7 days of purgatory, but known purgatory. Both she and I know I'm tough enough to take it. She just going to up the ante on the anti-nausea meds.

On the really plus side, began this at a weight of 92 kgs. on the hospital scales (yeah, I know, it means nothing to me, why can't they work in real money?!). After the week of being unable to eat, got on those same scale yesterday and was 91.3kg. My weight is holding up, which is really important in the battle to beat cancer. So bring it on, if the chemo makes me feel so bad, just think what it's going to the cancer!

And...so far, what little hair I have left has not fallen out as a result of the treatment.
You're a Tiger Tony! You can get past it!! The anti nausea meds worked well for my friend and on the ya-never-know side - moms hair came in tight curls.....and it was red! Mom was never a redhead! Go figure.

you're always in our thoughts that progress is fast & furious

be well & stay well

“ain't she sweet?”

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#25493 May 8, 2013
beatlesinthebog wrote:
<quoted text>Jesus,didn't know about this mate. Chin up and beat the bastard thing, you're a tough bugger. Hearts with you.
Hi Beatles - haven't been around LPW. Good to see ya!
Grace Nerissa

Dublin, Ireland

#25494 May 8, 2013
Good news Tony,
(I wrote over in your thread too)
It's become something of a journal now
And.. Am glad you late happy with it..

Folks want to be with you,
Which is nice.

We WILL excuse you in approx 10 days,
So long as you don't forget to return.

What's your opinion of the recent speedboat tragedy,
Having knowledge of such, wonder can you throw
Any light on same???

In my innocence,
I thought in an emergency one could always
'Pull a switch or cord'
That would STOP everything..
Obviously now
WHAT a dreadful tragedy..
Especially for the injured (and families) left behind.

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Since: Jun 06

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#25495 May 8, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
heh
guess im getting soft in my old age. lol
bout time too! lol
:}
I always feel incredibly sorry when I see anybody being
escorted to the manager's office and the police arriving
to question them, one lady had helped herself to a sandwich
from the fast food counter....she looked petrified when she
was hauled before the manager. Who would be a security guard
they must have heart of steel.
I saw two kids helping themselves to something, forget what it was
now, in the charity shop I ran a few days a week some time ago.
I did have a quiet word as I think they had been spotted by someone else and they would have been caught leaving the shop.
Would hate that to happen.

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#25496 May 8, 2013
Finished an excellent read in the early hs of the morning...Family Secrets by Patti Davis.
alking about forgiveness some posts back, interesting to learn that Ronald Reagan wanted
the fellow who had shot him to be forgiven.
Everybody has a redeeming feature!
Grace Nerissa

Dublin, Ireland

#25497 May 8, 2013
So far I saw no mention of the
Ohio Kidnapping..
and the sudden safe return of the 3 girls,

Almost impossible to believe they lived in the heart of
the locality where they would have been known..
For TEN years!!

HARD to imagine that folks like these kidnappers
exist and can in a sense 'take lives' so casually
and suffer no pangs off conscience for years on end!!!
Shiver!!!

Worse still, I heard an expert say,
Not only are they without a conscience...
furthermore, they watch it all unfold on TV ..

and the frustration and excitement
It creates brings them continued sexual gratification!!

The mind truly boggles.

Hoping the poor ladies will be adequately cared for and in
some measure, later, have SOME kind of a peaceful
existences... Denied them for so long.

“Denny Crain”

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Since: Jan 11

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#25498 May 8, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Finished an excellent read in the early hs of the morning...Family Secrets by Patti Davis.
alking about forgiveness some posts back, interesting to learn that Ronald Reagan wanted
the fellow who had shot him to be forgiven.
Everybody has a redeeming feature!
Good morning El. There were 30 people who survived the Benghazi attack but no one has talked to them until now. The have been under great preassue to not talk. Today 3 will testify before congress and the truth will come out. The damn shame is the media is so in the take for Obama they have given the story little coverage because it was just before the election. It is now clear Hilliary lied when she testified before congress. 4 people were killed and the original CIA reports were changed by the white house and the lie that the attack was a spontaneous demonstration. They told this lie for 2 weeks. We now know that they could have sent help but were ordered not too

“Ignore the trolls”

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Since: Oct 08

Bath, UK

#25499 May 8, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Good news Tony,
(I wrote over in your thread too)
It's become something of a journal now
And.. Am glad you late happy with it..
Folks want to be with you,
Which is nice.
We WILL excuse you in approx 10 days,
So long as you don't forget to return.
What's your opinion of the recent speedboat tragedy,
Having knowledge of such, wonder can you throw
Any light on same???
In my innocence,
I thought in an emergency one could always
'Pull a switch or cord'
That would STOP everything..
Obviously now
WHAT a dreadful tragedy..
Especially for the injured (and families) left behind.
That is exactly right. Every RIB (rigid inflatable boat) is fitted with this dead-man's switch, so that if the driver is ejected, it kills the engine. On the news, the kill cord (as it is named, normally attached round the leg or to the lifejacket - can slip off a wrist) was still visible in the boat. It might have been a different one put on to bring the boat in - I don't know. So my suspicion would be that either it slipped off his wrist, or worse still, he wasn't wearing it. The other much less likely cause is that it failed to work.

A few years ago, a father and daughter were killed in the Lake District in a not-dissimilar accident. The MAIB outcome of that was that he failed to wear the kill cord. We must await their investigations before jumping to conclusions in this latest tragic accident, but it is worrying that this might have been avoided.

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#25500 May 8, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Respect ER - I knew the story, glad you decided to share.
Funnily enough, apart from the odd twitch, it has been surprisingly easy to give up. My oncologist is well impressed: she said she is amazed how many continue to smoke even after diagnosis.
Thanks Tony. I found it quite easy actually, it's a nice
feeling to know you are doing something positive for future
well-being.

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

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#25501 May 8, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
That is exactly right. Every RIB (rigid inflatable boat) is fitted with this dead-man's switch, so that if the driver is ejected, it kills the engine. On the news, the kill cord (as it is named, normally attached round the leg or to the lifejacket - can slip off a wrist) was still visible in the boat. It might have been a different one put on to bring the boat in - I don't know. So my suspicion would be that either it slipped off his wrist, or worse still, he wasn't wearing it. The other much less likely cause is that it failed to work.
A few years ago, a father and daughter were killed in the Lake District in a not-dissimilar accident. The MAIB outcome of that was that he failed to wear the kill cord. We must await their investigations before jumping to conclusions in this latest tragic accident, but it is worrying that this might have been avoided.
Tony, cutting in here, if that is found to be the reason..i.e.
that the kill-cord was not in use, you would think that it would
be beneficial to bring in such as they have on trains, in other words 'the dead man's handle'. If for instance, the driver has a heart attack let us say, or loses concentration, the train stops.
Just a thought.

'Afternoon Grace...glad you asked this, interested to know myself.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

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Rockin' USA ;)

#25502 May 8, 2013
DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA...wayyyyyy tooooo early... in the MORNING!!... Let sit by the Bay Window and watch the Hummingbirds feeding..WITH a slice of your Peach Streusel Coffeecake and French Roast Coffee EL...see you have the SERIOUS COFFEE DRINKERS HERE TODAY!!

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Since: Jun 06

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#25503 May 8, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning El. There were 30 people who survived the Benghazi attack but no one has talked to them until now. The have been under great preassue to not talk. Today 3 will testify before congress and the truth will come out. The damn shame is the media is so in the take for Obama they have given the story little coverage because it was just before the election. It is now clear Hilliary lied when she testified before congress. 4 people were killed and the original CIA reports were changed by the white house and the lie that the attack was a spontaneous demonstration. They told this lie for 2 weeks. We now know that they could have sent help but were ordered not too
'Morning Denny..
Appreciate you putting us in the picture..for myself I was
not aware of any of this, the cover ups that is, from memory
I understood that it was all about a video which had been taken
exception to, but later that was ruled out as being the cause?
The British Ambassador was very fortunate but not so his security guards. Let's just hope that some truths will come out today,
the families of the deceased deserve that at the very least.

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Since: Jun 06

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#25504 May 8, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA...wayyyyyy tooooo early... in the MORNING!!... Let sit by the Bay Window and watch the Hummingbirds feeding..WITH a slice of your Peach Streusel Coffeecake and French Roast Coffee EL...see you have the SERIOUS COFFEE DRINKERS HERE TODAY!!
CC...fed the birds...having a cold snap here after two days of blistering heat (75) lol..and the birds are hungry.
We had a cream tea, Cornish style at tea time but just between you and I and the gate post, I forgit what Tony (who is in Cornwall)
advised me as far as the order of cream versus jam...and..not only that...I spread the scones with butter first...it's not done apparently.....(:
For all that they were very nice indeed..so I hope you will settle for a Cornish Cream Tea.

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#25505 May 8, 2013
WELL! What a delight to check out Offbeat.. and see this lovely welcoming new thread! I can even smell the bread baking..from here!! El. Yestrday The men were here-electricity off much of the day-A lot of disruption here and v cold-but work must be done-this morning- electricity off too.. im doing this post from my 1phone! so will talk later whn things are more normal. Meantime CONGRATS El, on a great thread here LOL.. x

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#25506 May 8, 2013
HELLO SHILO - the flowers are beautiful and a big thank you to you for those.
You most certainly can - one freshly baked crusty end piece coming your way, butter in curls straight from the 'fridge, scalding cup of tea - help yourself to sugar or lemon, whichever you wish.
Speaking of tea - I made a rather nice dessert earlier, using green tea, fresh leaves pounded in the mortar and pestle, then spinkled on a good vanilla ice-cream, this was Cornish, where Tony hails from, sprinkled in turn with dark chocolate grated. Delish.
Ver nice to see you here Shilo, hope you will come often.

“Towards Spring”

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#25507 May 8, 2013
mybackfkinghurts wrote:
HELLO SHILO - the flowers are beautiful and a big thank you to you for those.
You most certainly can - one freshly baked crusty end piece coming your way, butter in curls straight from the 'fridge, scalding cup of tea - help yourself to sugar or lemon, whichever you wish.
Speaking of tea - I made a rather nice dessert earlier, using green tea, fresh leaves pounded in the mortar and pestle, then spinkled on a good vanilla ice-cream, this was Cornish, where Tony hails from, sprinkled in turn with dark chocolate grated. Delish.
Ver nice to see you here Shilo, hope you will come often.
Am I the only one feeling stoopid here!
'cos I can't figure the past two posts
from a person who say his/her back is
'Physically Challenged'!

“Towards Spring”

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#25508 May 8, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA...wayyyyyy tooooo early... in the MORNING!!... Let sit by the Bay Window and watch the Hummingbirds feeding..WITH a slice of your Peach Streusel Coffeecake and French Roast Coffee EL...see you have the SERIOUS COFFEE DRINKERS HERE TODAY!!
U forgot to take into account that when you wrote that post..
It was anything but early over here for El .. Myself
And others!!'twas nearer 6pm!
But never mind, CC,
We'll keep the kettle on the boil for your coffee
And.. the cakes fresh(:

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