Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19018 Nov 21, 2012
Flower-Child wrote:
<quoted text>
>>laughing out loud<< IDK Lady El, I am now totally confused, haha ... I just watch the game ... I made a report in the sixth grade about American football and I thought I had the game totally figured out by the 6th grade and still think I do, LOL ... don't ask me, I'm just the recliner arm chair official, haha ...
Hello, my friend ... I hope this day finds you, P and the four legged children in good health and in good spirits ... too much going on in too little of time ... kind of makes me nervous as a cat near a rocking chair, ha!... it's my responsibility to show up for Thanksgiving dinner with two pumpkin pies and I DON'T COOK!... I can go by Marie Callender's and pick up 2 pumpkin pies tomorrow ... that store makes the best short of going downtown to Central Market ... Marie Callender's is on 183 and everyone knows how I feel about Highway 183 ... >>makes the sign of the cross<< "pray for me on 183" lol ... I took my friends 12 year old daughter to watch Breaking Dawn: part 2 of the Twilight saga yesterday at the movies ... we had chinese food for lunch prior to watching the movie which was very good ... so that is it for the the saga ... last week I watched the movie Lincoln which was very very good ... I still want to watch the new James Bond movie on the big screen ... Denny said it was very good ... I've got 2 books from the library which have not gotten my attention ... TOYS by James Patterson, yuck! I read the whole book and although it got many great reviews it just wasn't my cup of tea ... My friend from Florida gave me an author who wrote murder mysteries as a forensic base and I cannot remember the name of the author so I'll have to call her back and ask her and write the name down this time so I can visit the library and check out some books for the holidays to keep me busy and out of the malls, lol ... my Christmas shopping is complete!... Well, I'm rambling now so I'll rest your eyes ... Have a nice day and TTYS ... Good day! Much love, FC <3 ...
Flower....you made me laugh so much with your wonderful newsy
post...I can see you sitting there in your recliner supervising
the match...haha...there is a player plays for Liverpool, I
love him, called Jamie Carragher, they call him The Lieutenant
as he is always shouting orders to the rest of the team...here is a silly little vid I found dedicatged to him
http://thekop.liverpoolfc.com/_Jamie-Song/vid...
I support Liverpool as well as Manchester, considering I lived in Liverpool as a teen.
Excellent thinking to pick up two pumpkin pies from Marie Callender's...why go to all the bother...you be careful now on 183 d'ya hear me?!
Off to see Skyfall tomorrow afternoon, it's an hour's run to the multi complex cinema from here so will combine with lunch out and pick up Barti's repeat prescription on the way back and a few bits and bobs from the store.
Happy Thanksgiving my friend.
Much Love, <3 xoxox

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19019 Nov 21, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
Lady El and others, please understand that culturally speaking some jokes play well in those cultures. On the outside of any culture it would seem people are being disrespectful.
I enjoy a joke as much as the next person. It is good to laugh at oneself.
However, don't assume that since I look like you, I think like you.
Hi Boomer...I appreciate what you are saying, it's a complicated issue all round.
Best to leave well alone as there is always the exception to the rule.
Over here, we tend to joke about ourselves in the following manner...'there was an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman....'
now the funny thing, I can't think of any time I saw a 'Welshman' included in the scenario.
Discrimination?
j/k
but 'tis strange.
Have a good day and a very Happy Thanksgiving is wished for you.

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19020 Nov 21, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Franko,
I was thinking of many of the alternatives
you mentioned.
My friend walks with a walking aid and needs
a person by her for support,
with her condition
[motorneuron] she can lose control of her legs
at a moment's notice.
That's not a bad idea..
re bringing her to the door
and have a nurse take over from there.
It's a virulent strain, a deadly bug to be taken lightly
and takes it's toll on the 'older person'
whose immunity would not be 100%
I shall have to make it my priority
NOT to go there, and from there
build around it.
Thanks truly, Franko
for your helpful suggestions..
Much appreciated.
GREAT we can share these varied 'everyday' problems here which affect us ALL..
in different ways.
on different days!
Grace....I take it that your relative is going for an Out Patient's visit. Under the circumstances (the bug being
prevalent in the hospital) is it vital that she keeps the
appointment? Not to create more worries, but if she is
not well herself, surely she would be vulnerable to picking
up anything, and possibly carrying it back home.
I wouldn't go near the place speaking bluntly and wouldn't wish
anybody else to do so.
But that is me.
An alternative suggestion is to 'phone the hospital in advance,
arrange for a porter with a wheelchair to meet, and wait in your car for her return. Take a flask and some sandwiches with you
and a rug for your knees.
Speaking honestly and no offence. Just concern.

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#19021 Nov 21, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Boomer...I appreciate what you are saying, it's a complicated issue all round.
Best to leave well alone as there is always the exception to the rule.
Over here, we tend to joke about ourselves in the following manner...'there was an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman....'
now the funny thing, I can't think of any time I saw a 'Welshman' included in the scenario.
Discrimination?
j/k
but 'tis strange.
Have a good day and a very Happy Thanksgiving is wished for you.
LOL I promise from now on to include a Welshman in all my jokes :)

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#19022 Nov 21, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
I can hardly believe I spoke to anybody like I
just did to Denny...who am I...Topix police already?! lol
Perhaps I misunderstood the joke, regardless,
not falling out with you over it D.
Off to catch an hour of tv before bed, a new
series starting tonight.
NightNight everyone.
Peace...
LOL No problem El. Part is a thing like and Fanny is your Aunt. Americans don't have a clue what that means. The phrase you don't know sh** from Shinola is a phrase used here

“near Halloween.”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#19023 Nov 21, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Grace....I take it that your relative is going for an Out Patient's visit. Under the circumstances (the bug being
prevalent in the hospital) is it vital that she keeps the
appointment? Not to create more worries, but if she is
not well herself, surely she would be vulnerable to picking
up anything, and possibly carrying it back home.
I wouldn't go near the place speaking bluntly and wouldn't wish
anybody else to do so.
But that is me.
An alternative suggestion is to 'phone the hospital in advance,
arrange for a porter with a wheelchair to meet, and wait in your car for her return. Take a flask and some sandwiches with you
and a rug for your knees.
Speaking honestly and no offence. Just concern.
Those are excellent ideas too El,
well worth remembering, and thanks,
re your not 'going near the place' comment
I agree with you 100%, these bugs are smart enough
in seeking us out, we certainly don't have 'to put ourselves'
in their path!!!!

Re your other #19016 above,

THANKS for that El..appreciated.

There's a new series - just started here,
called LOVE/HATE its home brew 100%[Irish]

it depicts the sub-culture here and how they live,
crime, drugs, drive by shootings etc.

Kind of > an aspect of life in 21 century.

Though [obviously] very violent,
it is extraordinarily well done,
I heard rumor that the BBC are after it..
will let you know in time.

With this wishing all a happy Wednesday.

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19024 Nov 21, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>LOL I promise from now on to include a Welshman in all my jokes :)
LOL!

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#19025 Nov 21, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Those are excellent ideas too El,
well worth remembering, and thanks,
re your not 'going near the place' comment
I agree with you 100%, these bugs are smart enough
in seeking us out, we certainly don't have 'to put ourselves'
in their path!!!!
Re your other #19016 above,
THANKS for that El..appreciated.
There's a new series - just started here,
called LOVE/HATE its home brew 100%[Irish]
it depicts the sub-culture here and how they live,
crime, drugs, drive by shootings etc.
Kind of > an aspect of life in 21 century.
Though [obviously] very violent,
it is extraordinarily well done,
I heard rumor that the BBC are after it..
will let you know in time.
With this wishing all a happy Wednesday.
Good morning Grace. I hope you are having a wonderful day :)

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19026 Nov 21, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>LOL No problem El. Part is a thing like and Fanny is your Aunt. Americans don't have a clue what that means. The phrase you don't know sh** from Shinola is a phrase used here
I'm glad about that Denny, seriously,'cos I felt like
Mary Whitehouse yesterday! Is that right about the phrase,
thought it rang a bell somehow. We live and learn.

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#19027 Nov 21, 2012
Good morning/afternoon to all!
Today will be busy. We will be preparing Thanksgiving dinner for "pub orphans". People who have no where else to dine.
We were blessed with a donation of a 15 pound turkey to prepare. This is our 4th year providing dinner for pub goers without families. It is all free and anyone can come in and dine.
Enjoy all. And may all your blessings bring good fortune to you and yours.

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19028 Nov 21, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Those are excellent ideas too El,
well worth remembering, and thanks,
re your not 'going near the place' comment
I agree with you 100%, these bugs are smart enough
in seeking us out, we certainly don't have 'to put ourselves'
in their path!!!!
Re your other #19016 above,
THANKS for that El..appreciated.
There's a new series - just started here,
called LOVE/HATE its home brew 100%[Irish]
it depicts the sub-culture here and how they live,
crime, drugs, drive by shootings etc.
Kind of > an aspect of life in 21 century.
Though [obviously] very violent,
it is extraordinarily well done,
I heard rumor that the BBC are after it..
will let you know in time.
With this wishing all a happy Wednesday.
No problem Grace, if it can be avoided, then all to the
good. Especially when you know you are susceptible
yourself.
I hope the BBC do get hold of LOVE/HATE, be glad if you
did give me a heads up should that happen.

Keep meaning to mention, the BBC has had bad press recently,
so, to their credit, last week they aired 'Children In Need'
and raised 26 million in 7 hours. Not bad at all.

Sorting things out yesterday in my old study Grace, I came
across a programme from when I went to see Freddie Starr.
I just cannot believe the allegations....not Freddie!
I expect it is because we don't want to believe such about
people we once admired. Freddie always had me in stitches,
and he was a very talented impressionist, still, innocent until
proven otherwise.

Time for a cuppa, your name is on the pot! I am so ready,
have had anaother busy day in spite of intending to rest today.
Off out tomorrow, YEY!

“Don't Tread on Me!”

Level 8

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#19029 Nov 21, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>so I stated the obvious? Again?
Puleaz forgive me ...
Silly Franko, there's nothing to forgive, lol. I appreciate your kind wishes and words! Thank you.

“Don't Tread on Me!”

Level 8

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#19030 Nov 21, 2012
Good evening El, Grace, Boomer, Denny, Tony, DW, Lovely Lady, NM, RM, and the other fine folks in El's Kitchen. It's been a beautiful day from the start today, alas if it could only hold like this until next Spring, lol.
At home doing some cooking, for tomorrow and tonight's, dinner. Hope everyone is well.

I'm HUGE fan of the BBC, BTW.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#19031 Nov 21, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing that at top level, the referee's performance is reviewed and decisions made about his (or her) suitability to ref more games at that level. Problem in the UK is that even the top referees are not paid much - in most cases it is not thier full-time job, so suspension won't achieve a great deal.
I wonder ... it's extra pay, there is prestige to be a ref, and isn't there some personal pride in there somewhere?

I imagine that referees can make way more by fixing matches.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#19032 Nov 21, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Boomer...I appreciate what you are saying, it's a complicated issue all round.
Best to leave well alone as there is always the exception to the rule.
Over here, we tend to joke about ourselves in the following manner...'there was an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman....'
now the funny thing, I can't think of any time I saw a 'Welshman' included in the scenario.
Discrimination?
j/k
but 'tis strange.
Have a good day and a very Happy Thanksgiving is wished for you.
now THAT was funny!!!

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#19033 Nov 21, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
Good morning/afternoon to all!
Today will be busy. We will be preparing Thanksgiving dinner for "pub orphans". People who have no where else to dine.
We were blessed with a donation of a 15 pound turkey to prepare. This is our 4th year providing dinner for pub goers without families. It is all free and anyone can come in and dine.
Enjoy all. And may all your blessings bring good fortune to you and yours.
a nice thing of your family to do for others....

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#19034 Nov 21, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>a nice thing of your family to do for others....
We used to serve at a kitchen and decided to take it on the road so to speak.
Life is good.
Thank you!

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#19036 Nov 21, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with Franko. It's a wonderful, thoughtful thing you & your family do.
The White Party http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Party#se... in South Beach Miami Beach was also the unofficial place for LGBT whose family disowned them to go for Thanksgiving weekend. In addition to the fundraising it's become a huge event which other cities have copied.

Kudos & more power to you Boomer for bringing some warmth and sense of 'family' for folks who have no one to be with.

Sent from my iPhone
It is just so much simpler to give.
Thank you and all who grace this thread.

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19038 Nov 22, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
Good morning/afternoon to all!
Today will be busy. We will be preparing Thanksgiving dinner for "pub orphans". People who have no where else to dine.
We were blessed with a donation of a 15 pound turkey to prepare. This is our 4th year providing dinner for pub goers without families. It is all free and anyone can come in and dine.
Enjoy all. And may all your blessings bring good fortune to you and yours.
Good Morning Boomer,
Every admiration for what you do on Thanksgiving...you must
really make all the difference in the world to those 'pub
orphans'.
With every good wish for a wonderful day for you and yours and
all who are lucky enough to share your day.

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19039 Nov 22, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing that at top level, the referee's performance is reviewed and decisions made about his (or her) suitability to ref more games at that level. Problem in the UK is that even the top referees are not paid much - in most cases it is not thier full-time job, so suspension won't achieve a great deal.
'Morning Tony...cutting in, bursting to tell you, well,
my brother and I had our weekly 'phone chat last night, football came into the conversation, I am reeling with shock, lol, first
of all my brother the lifelong Man U 'fan' prefers Rugby, not
only that, he admires the dignity of the players toward the Ref,
thinks the football players behaviour is out of order, illustrating his point by pointing out recent activity by Galatasari (sp) in attacking the Referee,(didn't watch the match, no longer have Sky Sports). Apparently (he pointed out) it is permissable for the Captain of the team to approach the Ref should there be a query regarding any call.....
I mean, I had to agree with him put like that!
I must say, and not backtracking, it must be extremely intimidating for the Ref to be surrounded by angry players.
Still say that with so many linesmen (assistant referees) plus the referee himself, that they should up their ante, it can affect the whole game after all.
Weather is awful today, gales and rain, worse down South I imagine with the floods.

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