El's Kitchen

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#19779 Dec 12, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Falcon, warm wishes,
When I saw you around, I thought
I just must send this..
dyu remember when we had all the fun
back on '07, I wrote this back then
for the fun, I omitted any other
names making allowances for situations
that change over time.
Enjoy..
ODE to Falcon..
by Grace Nerissa:
**********
" Falcon rises early, he's up with the lark,
opens the office 6.30pm sharp
Goes on line to see what's new
While the kettle's getting ready
For a nice pot of brew.
'X' his princess reigns supreme,
She has poor Falcon locked in a dream.
He has other 'cyber' girlfriends,
Amongst them El and Vee...
Vee lines up he jokes whilst El provides the tea!
He charms us with srories of fancy fast cars-
music - movies and yesterday's stars.
Falcon has to work a very long day,
Sometimes he has to
for a little extra pay.
But late in the afternoon he closes up shop
Saying "Goodnight' lovely ladies,
I'm off before I drop!
When he goes home, the wife makes tea
And says >
'Hey! Here! listen, lad
now it's YOU and ME'
"QUIT your dreaming
of those ladies on he Net
or I'll give you a SLAP you won't forget !
AND what is this?
You're sulking
You haven't said a word??"
"NO" said Falcon!
"IM JUST SHAKEN ... NOT STIRRED''!!
Then he relaxes with a drink or two
And listens to his music -
- old and the new.
That brings us nicely to another day's end
In the life of James Bond/Falcon >
Our CHERISHED cyber friend(:"
I've always loved that little poem... and I'm glad that you recalled it, so some of the others may enjoy it as well... Splendid, my Dear Grace!!

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

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#19780 Dec 12, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>Yo HO HO and a bottle of rum, FC!!!
7586 .... I'll run with that! What should I bet?
HO HO HO and a bottle of rum, is exactly what I was thinking ... I'd say offer up your bottle of rum but I'd trade it for a case of Seagram's Club Soda, lol ...

Good morning, Franko ... good day to you ...

2828 ... your straight gets my pair of 8's ...

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#19781 Dec 12, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>in rare cases it can be quite bad ... here is a link and an excerpt from the article
"Cheryl Harrison, 34, was nine weeks into a planned second pregnancy when she decided she couldn't continue any more, and had a termination. The reason? Morning sickness so severe it made her vomit more than 25 times a day, and left her unable to care for her toddler."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/j...
My wife had it pretty bad but not as bad as this .. but she did book several days off work 3 or 4 times in her first trimester. The second was not so bad but in the third trimester she had regular heartburn .... for the only time in our marriage I was OK with her bitchness while she was pregnant.
Thank you, Franko ... "hyperemesis gravidarum" causing dehydration requiring hospitalization and causing death in some earlier cases ... a plausible and scientific explanation ... that was a need to know basis ... I appreciation the clarification ... whether it applies to Kate Middleton is none of my business and I hope it's not the case in which it involves her and I certainly hope she will carry on through her pregnancy without further complication ...

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#19782 Dec 12, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi FC ! In addition to the great food, I love the store at CB. Who knew the penny candy I enjoyed as a kid is now nostalgic?
Good morning, Quinny ... nostagic makes me sound really old, haha ... Hope you had a great night ... I fell asleep before Letterman so I missed Keith and Mick ... I'll have to watch it on CBS.com ... Wishing you the best of days >>smiles<<

2887 ...

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#19783 Dec 12, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no doubt you'll enjoy the production and isn't always nice to get 'prettied up' once in a while?!? Keith and Mick? Wow! Sadly these days I'm not staying up late enough to catch Letterman. Where's TiVo when I need it?
Enjoy! And I'm glad to hear you're doing so much better health wise. That's fantastic news...
Tootles - Quinny
Thank you so much, sweets! Hope you're in the best of health and you stay that way ...

9929 ... 3 of a kind says you will!...

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#19784 Dec 12, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll admit I've never had children but my understanding from friends is that morning sickness is not just in the morning and some women experience it throughout the entire pregnancy.
Pure speculation but it is also my understanding the miscarriage is quite common in the first trimester. Perhaps there was something of greater concern than morning sickness. Some things should still be kept private even for celebrities and heads of state.
"Some things should still be kept private even for celebrities and heads of state."

ITA ... I totally agree!!!!!!!...

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#19785 Dec 12, 2012
Groucho AKA Falcon 68 wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I've seen it... There aren't that many 'Jax' out there, and I figured I'd take a shot...
Good morning, Groucho ... then you've got to know I'm having "JAX" and/or SOA withdrawals, LOL ... good day to you, Groucho ...

2282 ... 3 of a kind bet season 6 of SOA is going to be a killer ...

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#19786 Dec 12, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe this has been ansered Flower...but just to add, that the
Royal physician must have deemed a spell in hospital worthy, perhaps due
to the severity of Kat'es sickness, and also the fact that it is her first baby and she is in her thirties. A precaution.
I was fortunate not to experience anything like it, in fact I carried on working as a fashion model well into my fifth month.
Good morning, Lady El ... yes, it's been answered ... and yet, you're still a beauty ... good day to you, my friend ... Luv, FC <3 ...

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#19787 Dec 12, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
VERY briefly Flower...I slipped a disk in my neck some years ago out walking the dogs, was on a hilly bank and the Rott pulled me over.
It flares up now and again if I have been carrying to excess.
Next week is the finale of Boardwalk....Margaret and the kids have left...Nucky has decided not to run away, to fight in his corner.....
did I mention 'Al Capone' is actually a Mancunian (from my home town)
who knew?!...<3
I hope your neck gets to feeling better, Lady El ...I hope you've enjoyed this season of Boardwalk Empire ... I certainly did ... looking forward to many more seasons ... I did not know that of Al Capone ... It is such a small world, is it not?...

8446 ...

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#19788 Dec 12, 2012
Good day to all ... Enjoy it ... toodles ... FC <3 ...

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#19789 Dec 12, 2012
"Some things should be kept private......."

You would think it should be, granted, but in this particular case, i.e., The Duchess of Cambridge, had she been hospitilised without the public being made aware, then as the Royals are so highly regarded, questions would be asked as to why she was in
there in the first place, rumours could abound that she had lost the baby, nothing worse than rumour, her family could hardly visit un-noticed, considering who they are, and besides which, the Royal Family are public property much as though I hate to say it.
Not to mention the baby will be third in line to the throne.....

“Towards Spring”

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#19790 Dec 12, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
As was pointed out Grace, there were those who thought this extremely
funny before the tragedy occurred...double standards there.
In all of this also, am left wondering how the nurse who actually gave
the information came out of it all. Not, I hasten to add, she should feel any way to blame, I myself feel as though it has been blown up
out of all proportion by the tragic reaction of the deceased nurse.
The dj's did not for a moment, think their enquiries would be actually answered.
Well,
I suppose everyone had a very different
and an obviously lighter approach to it
before the tragic events that unfolded,
like the old story..

'it's easy to be wise after the event'

Maybe some saw humour in it
[
i speak ofd BEFORE the tragedy]
but personally, I wouldn't,
not in a situation where someone
was ill in hospital, morever that
person being royalty..

On a different subject, was out all afternoon Xmas shopping,
and what a wonderful time I had, re living my early
childhood, looking at all the Christmas dolls
and toys, windy up musical thingies,
and coloured hurdy gurdies!!

I took a sleeping doll in my arms,
one with huge blue eyes that opened wide,
when I held it up -
most unusually, it transported me back in time
to when I was a very small child and how I
used gaze in wonder into the beautiful dolls
eyes, thinking it was a fairy, or some sort of angel! hard to describe
what I mean, but, for moments, I captured the pure innocence
of my thinking 'back then'
and it felt extraordinarily beautiful.

“Towards Spring”

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#19791 Dec 12, 2012
Groucho AKA Falcon 68 wrote:
<quoted text>I've always loved that little poem... and I'm glad that you recalled it, so some of the others may enjoy it as well... Splendid, my Dear Grace!!
Tnks Falcon

LOL

Those were the days!

“Towards Spring”

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#19792 Dec 12, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I read an article that looked into the consequences of practical jokes. for exmpae thre have eben entire shows on TV that were all about practical jokes (Candid Camera).... there is no record of anyone commiting suicide over a practical joke. Somehow this is a confluence of various factors that must have combined to make this woman feel like her life should end over this ... maybe depression, maybe cultural aspects, etc etc.
We had our own series of CANDID CAMERA here too,
admittedly most were innocent and quite funny,
but someone always has to be the butt of the joke,and that's what makes people uncomfortable
as you say too, Franko.

No one knows why the nurse saw fit to
let it bother her so much that she made
such a tragic decision;

like you say,
many things come in to play here
and agreed, cultural aspects, among them,
that's a strong possibility..
I thought that too.

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#19793 Dec 12, 2012
Good Night.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#19794 Dec 12, 2012
Groucho AKA Falcon 68 wrote:
<quoted text>Good day Quinn! I could have Cracker barrel ANY day of the week... and I'll nearly always order breakfast!!!! And the cinnamon apples, real maple syrup for your pancakes... Marion blackberry preserves... and damn good coffee to boot! There's one maybe 20 miles from my place...
OMG! How could I forget the coffee?! The only other place with great coffee is The Original Pancake House. Are you in the US? Have you heard of the chain? There are restaurants throughout the states, although its more a breakfast joint that's open from like 6am to 3pm.

“Hey, Sarge!”

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Since: Dec 10

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#19795 Dec 12, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>We had our own series of CANDID CAMERA here too,
admittedly most were innocent and quite funny,
but someone always has to be the butt of the joke,and that's what makes people uncomfortable
as you say too, Franko.

No one knows why the nurse saw fit to
let it bother her so much that she made
such a tragic decision;

like you say,
many things come in to play here
and agreed, cultural aspects, among them,
that's a strong possibility..
I thought that too.
Candid Camera was funny from the point that not everyone had a movie camera. Today, YouTube!

“Hey, Sarge!”

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#19796 Dec 12, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>OMG! How could I forget the coffee?! The only other place with great coffee is The Original Pancake House. Are you in the US? Have you heard of the chain? There are restaurants throughout the states, although its more a breakfast joint that's open from like 6am to 3pm.
I think you mean, IHOP, maybe?
Pancakes, waffles, and crepes! Please pass the Grande Marnier(sp)!

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#19797 Dec 13, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>I think you mean, IHOP, maybe?
Pancakes, waffles, and crepes! Please pass the Grande Marnier(sp)!
Nope.

http://www.originalpancakehouse.com/

IHOP used to be good, out here not so much. The Original Pancake House is a franchise. They have fantastic food, but the coffee is to die for! None in Ohio?

Sent from my iPhone

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#19798 Dec 13, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you mean, IHOP, maybe?
Pancakes, waffles, and crepes! Please pass the Grande Marnier(sp)!
When I visited San Francisco,
[when my grandson lived there]

he introduced me to 1Hop, I loved it..
pancakes of all sorts & sizes..

I must say the ones I had in
Paris are *gorgeous* too.

Are you all set & ready for Christmas, RM?

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