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coffee~time - Annette - 11-01-2006 08:04 AM

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-02-2006 01:08 AM

Annette Wrote:

:welcome: Good morning all!  
ken has left posts in the other forum, the one I call "the Village"

*there's now another ~freak freely~ }
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-02-2006 03:53 AM

I wonder if we can reuse the ones we have uploaded?
[attachment=25] [attachment=26] [attachment=27] [attachment=28] :nope:

*note, even though I have only a few attachments in this site
[I deleted the other posts] it is counting them as [all] still there?!

I am deleting the images [here] that were uploads
we doon't need them
now that these are uploaded into our gif pak

:fireworks: :pumkincool: :wav: :fart: :fart2: :fart3:

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-02-2006 05:37 AM

Well, the one good thing is that this place remembers me even after I have closed out firefox, so I don't have to sign in so often.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-02-2006 06:53 AM

hey there! the mail is on the way to you with the gif pak from the old forum
just save it 4 now ...
you have been made an admin over there too.

ken has been posting away at the
it feels like the 19th space!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-03-2006 02:46 AM

:dancing_tongue: what's news today?

purush invited me to a online community}
his computer at work will not let him into any forums:(

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-04-2006 03:06 AM

:danceunhappy::dancesorry::danceshocked::dancesad::danceO::dancejm::dancewub::dancefurious::danceconfused::danceangry: Hi All!
today's find is here} link

there is a post with some great pix of Jeri!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-04-2006 04:41 AM

I like the reply notices this site sends!
there is a setting to increase the number of digets in the reply notice.
I can tell us much of what is in the post! = very cool!

I miss the "portal page" and if it had custom gifs I'd be quite content.

still .. if the mission is to secure the data base, we do not, as yet, have a way to do that. Anyone got any proposals?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-04-2006 06:01 AM

the plug-ins for invisible ink have been added how to use it?


is this hidden?

Help! Franky, the missing posts now show on the "portal page"
I added a bunch of plugins ..

how do we use this?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-05-2006 09:38 AM

what happens when I post? is it going to show in the feed?

RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 11-06-2006 05:47 AM

Annette Wrote:

the plug-ins for invisible ink have been added how to use it?

is this hidden?

Help! Franky, the missing posts now show on the "portal page"
I added a bunch of plugins ..

how do we use this?

the hidden ink is made by adding tags [spoiler][/spoiler

the option isn't readily apparent.
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-08-2006 03:55 AM

today is the day we cast=throw [away?] our votes.
Does anyone still think their vote counts?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-08-2006 05:19 AM

ever go to
They have been around ever since Bush stole the last election.
I guess your vote does count if you're voting for the "right" person.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-10-2006 01:05 AM

when I tried to get to this post, the index only let me have two choices
one: click your name, go to your profile
two: click the name of the thread, go to it's first page
(your post is on the 2d page)
shouldn't there be a way to skip directly to your post?

I think we can change the way it reads. (currently it is day, date, etc..)

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-10-2006 02:05 AM

That is something we have to fix.

When you click on the banner (where it says MyBB up top) it changes the layout. That should do the trick in the meantime.

The other thing is to fix that duplicate thread. How did that happen?

RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 11-10-2006 05:23 AM

Frankybonz Wrote:

That is something we have to fix.

When you click on the banner (where it says MyBB up top) it changes the layout. That should do the trick in the meantime.

The other thing is to fix that duplicate thread. How did that happen?

clicking the BB banner only took me to the index page.

duplicate thread?
I deleted those threads and they are still hanging around on that portal page,
why aren't they gone from the data base?

I didn't get any notice of this post because
Deco sent me a huge file and it stopped up all my gmail for the past 3 hours!
I had to go to gmail and disable pop!
the file is going to take almost an hour to download :(

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-12-2006 01:28 AM

Friday, November 10 2006 @ 11:00 AM PST

fpathconf() Denial of Service flaw affects Mac OS X 10.4.8

Secunia reports on the discovery, by Ilja Van Sprundel, of a vulnerability in Mac OS X 10.4.8 that can result in denial of service.
The alert states:
The vulnerability exists due to an error in the 'fpathconf()' syscall when it is called with an unsupported file type and can be exploited to cause a system panic. The vulnerability is confirmed in version 10.4.8. Other versions may also be affected.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-12-2006 01:38 AM


can you read this?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-12-2006 02:46 AM

i can't seem to post using the reply window!
i was just at the support forum looking around
I see the list of the top ten forums and the all bite!
our old forum beats nost of them!
the top few won't let me see them w/o joining, not going to..
this host seems to be very new. I read 1,600 forums but I don't see that.
their top ten is weak!

if our old forum were here, we'd be in the top ten!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-12-2006 02:50 AM

now it is working ...

we could easliy be among the top forums thishost has.
I see some have figured out how to add their own banner
I don't see anyone else using the RSS feed or the chat
or the icons on the index page like we do.

Who wants to help make this site great?

how do we start our IRC chat room?

want to have a forum section here and make it be a rss feed?

= advertise your member forum?

you better not break their TOS (read them) or they can delete us!

this is going to take more work.
I have been here 4 hrs today, not counting the time at the other site

see you later.

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 11-13-2006 07:36 AM

:dancejm::dancing_chief: :danceshocked: :dancing_tongue:

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-14-2006 02:55 AM

oh well, that's fucked up.. the only post all weekend and it is my own :(

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-14-2006 04:27 AM

Once we're settled we'll get more activity.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-14-2006 04:29 AM

how about your avatar?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-14-2006 04:35 AM { I saw this here, what do you think?

RE:  coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-14-2006 05:52 AM

Annette Wrote:

how about your avatar?

Oh yeah. I just haven't gotten around to it.
RE:  coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-14-2006 06:44 AM

Annette Wrote:
you better not break their TOS (read them) or they can delete us!

It says to not post anything vulgar. Does that include run-of-the-mill swearing?
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-14-2006 07:19 AM

I think it is to protect them against complaints.
I do not think we will get shut down for swearing.
I find it of interest they say they will take down our site if we use any other language besides English.

Much more time needs to be put into going to their support forum.
Did you see their list of top10 sites?
our old forum would beat many of them} more people, more posts.
I do not see anyone using gifs in the index's descriptionn area.

I put the rss feed there, not knnowing where else to put it?
can it go on the portal page?

I find I can post them in threads here but not at the other site.
I did get our rss feed back up on the other sites it was there before
but somehow it gets "gone"

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-14-2006 07:41 AM

Yes, I saw their top 10. I have a feeling we can make this place look better than those, and you're probably right about our old place holding the torch in contrast.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-14-2006 07:59 AM

their top 3 forums I would need to join them to see them
I think they are run by the same folks that are the "admins" in the support forum.
I don't see any 1,600 forums ..
makes me a bit worried for how long they will last.
the "data base unavailable" is troubling ..

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 11-15-2006 12:36 PM

It's Me! this does guest posting but the other section has it's own password.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-17-2006 03:16 PM

yep, everything shows in the feed.

G'mornin to ye 99

a hot cup of Java is awaitin'

I called L.W. on his birthday and the bill finally came. $55 OU¢H

Do you miss the Wufster? I bet he'd come here if you asked him to.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-18-2006 01:13 AM

$55! That's insanity!

That's more than what I pay for my cell phone service with national coverage!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-18-2006 01:30 AM

I talked to Nova Scotia for about an hour or longer. the whole bill for them month was $78 and change, $55 of it was my annual call to the wufster

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-18-2006 01:44 AM

That's still a lot. Nearly $1 a minute. For me to make a call out to the philippines would have cost me 75¢/minute.

Your regular service bill does sound a little cheaper than normal though.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-18-2006 02:39 AM

$25 a month is w/o call waiting or any frills.
it should be $12! the tax is what is grossly out of line.

I remember that avatar!

eww! it's a germ![attachment=41]

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-18-2006 02:58 AM

Yeah, that is too much. My parents are paying the same amount WITH call waiting, caller ID AND voice mail. I think they have either Verizon or MCI (or whatever they call themselves now.. they were bought out recently)

Yeah, I needed an avatar, and I like that guy.
I came up with him when I was 12 I think. Hasn't changed one bit (cept for him being in color).

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-18-2006 04:23 AM

you drew him? I like your bear a lot.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-18-2006 04:27 AM

we need a gif for that's insanity!
*edit there IS one called :stoptheinsanity:

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-18-2006 04:41 AM

The bear is cool, and is part of one of my favorite drawings, but he doesn't look like he would be a commissioner of inane rantings.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-18-2006 04:46 AM

he looks like he could be the bouncer in my bar!

he could commission strangeness fur sure

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-20-2006 02:29 AM

~Hello~ how is everyone today?
this thread is a part of our RSS Feed!

The shout box is novel but this gets googled. If we want to see new people in here I suggest we get busy!
Use the keywords:
what ever you are into, post about it.

want your own sections?

npalmtree, what should we give you for your icon on the index page?
did you prefer the single tree?
I thought 3 trees was more appropriate but it is meant to be a msn chat emoicon :sigh:

we need, or at least I would enjoy more gifs :dreams: {I do have those gifs :)

Happpy Birthdayto me

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-20-2006 02:36 AM

and no I am not going back to strike the extra tag, the box takes 4 ever to load!
we need the gifs to be on a separate page as they are at other boards..

I bet I am the only one having that issue.
My ISP is so cheap (Other World Computing)
I can't say no to them.
it has it's draw backs.
I am on at this moment [with Mozilla] trying to send an application into google mail for safe keeping.

This Ti Book can't burn a CD

RE:  coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-21-2006 05:20 AM

Annette Wrote:

Happpy Birthdayto me

Geez, I missed this!

Happy Birthday!
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-21-2006 05:37 AM

Frankybonz Wrote:

Annette Wrote:

Happpy Birthdayto me

Geez, I missed this!

Happy Birthday!

your avatar looks like it is in reaction to your statement} [attachment=45]

hmm, attachments do not show when I preview the post
RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-21-2006 05:41 AM

Hah! He does!
He is personified frustration after all

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-21-2006 05:43 AM

personified frustration appropriately shaped like an eraser {clues in there somewhere

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-21-2006 06:01 AM

Maybe subconsciously, though, I never thought he looked like an eraser till you mention it.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-24-2006 06:08 AM

I feel like your 'eraser' looks!
i've been on line over 8 hrs and the IRC chat room isn't working for me,,,

it uses 6667 and in file sharing I opened 113 so wtf?!

I found the support forums with the names form inside the panel, the list of creators}
they have a much bigger forum at a .net site

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-25-2006 12:37 PM

I caught another mouse last night.
It's a tiny one.  
I put it in the aquarium with the other one
but they are not being social.
the new one won't go inside the box the other hides in.
so strange, he is not running from me ..
not sure I like that ..

there are 5 of them as of dinner time today.
I caught 3 at once!
the tall can with the cord hanging down inside is their way in to the food
when I walk in I see the cord move and they are trying to climb up/out
a quick shake of the cord and "oops" they fall off and are trapped by the tallness of the garbage can!
I have caught 7 mice with that can.

This isn't cuttting it!
My cat died and I am getting over run!
it looks like 3 babies and 2 adults.
any one want to adopt them? :mouseinwheel:

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-25-2006 03:41 PM

as I was typing the above, yet another mouse fell victim to the lure of garbage can.
I thought my eyes were playing tricks, the cord barely moved. I saw a shape in the darkness, hiding still as can be, about 1/2 way up the cord.
I flung it and off the mouse went! Before I could grab it out, the mouse got on it again!
that was close!
I shook it off, pulled the cord out and lidded the can.
each time I have been able to place a box inside the can, the mice get inside the box and I extract it, moving it to the lock down ward.
now there are two boxes and 5 mice in lock down.
one more to be placed inn there and lord knows how many more to be caught!
that is 6 captives, 5 in less than 24 hr. including the 3 caught all at once.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 02:22 AM

now I have a problem .. one is dead.
probably the same one I caught by it's self early yesterday.
for it didn't react right .. not afraid of me, not going inside the box to hide.
I did see two of the tiny ones square off on each other, did they kill it?
now I have the problem of getting it out of there without letting the rest jump out!
there is still one inside the garbage can, waiting to me moved to the cell block.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 05:18 AM

the shout box has been updated, did you see the file I sent?
same for the site.
can those files set up a forum like this for us that we can control?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-26-2006 05:19 AM

I found this some other place online, but PETA was cheaper by nearly half!

RE:  coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-26-2006 05:20 AM

I saw those. I don't know, but my guess would be no.

Annette Wrote:

the shout box has been updated, did you see the file I sent?
same for the site.
can those files set up a forum like this for us that we can control?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 05:30 AM

my guess is yes based on what I read people were doiing to "upgrade"" their forums
we do not have access to do what they were doing, uploading the files and such.
the guy who posted to me, "go ahead and build your forum, son't worry the upgrade will make a difference" {he is wrong, I read it makes us lose our changes to the board styles.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-26-2006 05:34 AM

So, do you think we should hunt for hosting and make this completely ours?

If that's the case, we could even go back to having the same type of place that forumer uses for simplicity sake.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 05:36 AM

I think we will like this better if we are able to really use it

if it is possible to not be 'beholding' to a bunch of 'script kiddies' I'd LOVE that!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 05:39 AM

I don't have the capacity to do a lot of uploading given my dial up connection
I could float you some money to set up a site we own.
As long as I get to fart around and do stuff, not like that site bready set up I couldn't do a damn thing!
I want to make everything we have work, the chat, the RSS,(that works!) all the gadgets we have, I want to exploit them for our pleasure. I just can't do it alone. I need YOU!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-26-2006 05:39 AM

"if it is possible to not be 'beholding' to a bunch of 'script kiddies' I'd LOVE that!"

yeah, I see that a lot. But mostly in places that are seemingly dead. Even though most of the time it's only you and me here, there is the sense of activity.

Either way, it's a concern.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-26-2006 05:42 AM

Well, last I checked the cheapest place I found was around 60-70 a year. That's not including any sort of setup fees or a domain rental (you never really own a domain name).

I can keep searching around though.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 05:46 AM

the more we invest ourselves into this themore we should think about consequences
the forums I saw were very telling..
the posts said, the then value was $2,000 it was sold by it's creators
they seem to be at the .net site and not at our support forum
this is a big thing, I think.
the most recent, Nov 7th 2006 post from the Bolton guy said he is having less time for createmybb
he names other key people who have left as well.
this doesn't sound like we are in the hands of anyone I"d trust.
just a look at the # of hours their admins have been at their site is Very Telling.

I think we could upload the zip for the createmybb 1.2 and their shouts to another server/host/site.

can we try?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 05:50 AM

other wise, the 2d path is back to where we were.
asking 'limez to consolidate the two forums, both in his charge, ours is still unable to send us any notices!
it is slower than any other site, just try going there...
There is the possibility he would move the old site tot he new one
meetingplace19. {it has a shorter URL, I just don't remember it
that host that took us over claims to be The Biggest free forum host
We have no freedom there to create like we do here
it just depends on what you want from the experience.
if there were nothing to learn, nothing to make better,
you might be bored?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-26-2006 05:52 AM

I can do what I was originally planning, and try putting something up on my server on a new directory. I don't want to get into this just to find out starting up is a pain in the ass after spending money on a new server and so on.

I don't know what to anticipate, it could be the easiest thing in the world for all I know.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 05:53 AM

I found the place to effect what we see on the portal page, I just don't know how to use it. go to chhange board settings and the upper corner, "manage" then the list appears it is waaaaaaaay down there
look for "PortaL"

* have you seen the RSS feed from here?
go to the old site and take a look!

RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 05:55 AM

Frankybonz Wrote:

I can do what I was originally planning, and try putting something up on my server on a new directory. I don't want to get into this just to find out starting up is a pain in the ass after spending money on a new server and so on.

I don't know what to anticipate, it could be the easiest thing in the world for all I know.

is it possible to see what that file will do? without hurting anything of yours? if it makes a forum, with all the controls (FTP)?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 06:01 AM

I am getting distracted by the activity in the aquarium
the mice are jumping and darting around .. I have to figure out how to get that corpse out before it begins to stink!

I have to get that one, from the can to the cage.
trouble is, the way I do that is to let it hide in a box, then move the box
I have now two boxes inn the aquarium, the mice seem to be using it like a condo.
no room at the inn so to squeak

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-26-2006 06:10 AM

Like I said, I'll see what needs to be done. I'll let you know how it goes.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 06:14 AM

btw, I saw the image of the peta trap.

it is interestinghow they willingly go into tiny spaces, thereby getting trapped.

My way is a bit more competitive; I have to be there and actively participate.
it has become a game I play too well .. tip toe in and see if they are down the cord, in the can, eating the dry cat food.
it takes but a few seconds for them to grab the cord and race up and out to freedom.
I have to grab it, shake them off and cover the can.

the way I riggged it before, I placed a piece of paper across the open top, sprinkled some international coffee powder (these go for chocolate)
and they 'drop' right in on their own. :la:

RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 06:21 AM

Frankybonz Wrote:

Like I said, I'll see what needs to be done. I'll let you know how it goes.

I registered at both those forums to learn more, the .net site is wehre to go
they were talking about stuff I am unfamiliar with.
the names of the developers we see in the CP, they are there.
I can't whip out the bookmark, I am in Opera and it isnn't in there yet.
this thing will import them, I think ..
this morning I posted all the urls I found before I cleared the decks.
it said "community" and it was a .net

you had your heat up? did your thermostat break?
the other night it dropped to 35º and was just 37 at daylight.
my space heater is on full blast even now.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-26-2006 06:22 AM


So, how do you get rid of them then?


Listen, I have to get going. It's starting to get dark around here, and I want to beat the dinner crowd to the road.

The house is finally cooling off. There's enough heat in this place to keep it warm through the night. I sleep better when it's cold anyway.

RE:   coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-26-2006 06:24 AM

Annette Wrote:

I registered at both those forums to learn more, the .net site is wehre to go
they were talking about stuff I am unfamiliar with.
the names of the developers we see in the CP, they are there.
I can't whip out the bookmark, I am in Opera and it isnn't in there yet.
this thing will import them, I think ..
this morning I posted all the urls I found before I cleared the decks.
it said "community" and it was a .net

Thanks, I'll be sure to go there.


you had your heat up? did your thermostat break?
the other night it dropped to 35º and was just 37 at daylight.
my space heater is on full blast even now.

It wasn't me. I'll tell you all about it when I get back.
RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 06:30 AM

Frankybonz Wrote:


So, how do you get rid of them then?


Listen, I have to get going. It's starting to get dark around here, and I want to beat the dinner crowd to the road.

The house is finally cooling off. There's enough heat in this place to keep it warm through the night. I sleep better when it's cold anyway.

Getting rid of them? one was killed last night, maybe they'll trim their own population?
Not likeley1 I think they are sending out the signal to move in!
My cat died and these babies are the right age to have been born here after her death.
Letting the caught ones escape to the waaay back of the yard, hoping the cat who lives out there will see they do not get back across it's length?
tighten up the security of my borders, the vents need new screens.
get another (indoor) cat?
the one that lives in the yard is a big pig! no9t having my house smell thik his previous owner's did!
he has not been interested in mice, though I hope that will now change.
I fed him my accidental kill last week.

I don't know how I will handle this, there are more than I thought there'd be.
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 09:03 AM

I used a fish net to extract the casualty and gave it a burial at sea :flush:
the captive in the can was easily coerced into a plastic juice bottle = how stupid they are!
once inside I used the fishnet to close his exit and grabbed the whole thing with a garbage bag.
turns out, the weight of the juice bottle was sufficent to trap the small creature. After I placed the bottle in the aquarium (the rest were hiding in their boxes)
I had to lift the bottle off of it, taking it from the cage... saving it for the next one to succum to the seduction of the garbage can .. a bit of dry cat food is all that' in there.
the poor dogs, I have their food in cans and they have to remind me to uncover them!
We are used to them having access all the time, prolly what the mice liked..

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-26-2006 09:11 AM

I think I need another :kittycream:

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-26-2006 12:54 PM

I'm sure the shelter has plenty.

The cat here at the house is not only a good mouser, but brings in mice to chase around, as well as chipmunks and birds.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-27-2006 01:20 AM

there is another mouse running around in the kitchen!
I guess got the whole damn family in here?!

I don't want to pay $60 + for a cat!
I am hunting for people who have kittens to give away.

Tiger is such an incorrigible slob!
He kicks his litter out of the box!
He pisses on things for the hell of it and he used to bite hell out of his old owner.
recently, he attacked Charles' mom
she let him in and he went for her other cat
she blocked him and he nailed her leg
she had to get antibiotics.

the captive mice seem to be calming down, moving slower.
when they are darting and jumping, I just want them dead!
I used to walk around with my tame mice on my shoulder.
they were always washing their faces and they had the good sense not to pee on me.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-27-2006 01:30 AM

what the hell? my post isn't showing on the idex page?
it still shows your post as the most recent!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-27-2006 04:14 AM

Well, it's shows as you now.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-27-2006 04:27 AM

it was Opera, it started having trouble using Opera on this site

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-27-2006 06:38 AM

wow, check us out on google}

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-27-2006 06:42 AM

that links to us here and to our old forum but looky here}

is it so easy to set up and take someone's name?

I made this for test purposes, when I read about the upgrade to 1.2

I decided to see if that is what they are giving now
nope, it isn't
it is 1.1.8 just like this one.

I put our rss feed over there :)

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-27-2006 07:21 AM

macintoch is a good word to use, use key words
for things of interest to you
in the threads the bots can see

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-27-2006 07:59 AM

see the old forum?[attachment=57]

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-27-2006 08:40 AM

they are talking about how to set up a board.
some one had a free host but the site couldn't do the script ..
it is really [still] over my head!

just let me get fed up enough with getting ignored in our support forum, I'll be ready to try anything :99:

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-30-2006 05:11 AM

our resident master of creative genius is out job hunting today!
:clover: to you Frankybonz!
:magic: by :happynewyear: you will be with the right employer :pet:

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-30-2006 06:00 AM

:paper&coffee: Is this going to be our "longest thread ever"?

want to use this for our conversations?

the shouts is for people with little to say

this can get is in google.

If we talk [here] about the things we do in the shouts
you may see adds relevant to your life and hopefully
we will draw others who are googling the keywords

like Mac 0SX ..
mac user's forums
mac community

talk about your interests in here

personal stuff is fine and if you find an interesting story :readpaper: joke :rofl: or even a rant :stoptheinsanity:
 we have or we will create a space for you to tell us about it

however .. if this is the material that interests you :readplayboy: we have a section for that in the Loo :eyebrow:

there is nothing you can't say in here :flamed: :flamethrower: :microwave:

There is no censorship :over18: so that no one has to get :shocked: or sent to :jail: don't be a  :foot:

and remember, for those special feelings you wish to share .. there's a gif for that!  :singinginrain: :sex: :nosex: :ky:
:hitfan2: :mop: :infinity: :smellie_oO: :crazy: :drool: :hippo: :stormtrooper: :laughhard:

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-30-2006 10:17 AM

So my meeting went well. I like my new agent so far.
She was straight with me, and didn't make any promises of a permanent job. It's no secret that the market is thin, and the big job out there is Flash and web design.

She also gave me some ideas on expanding my portfolio, tightening it up. So, I'll have all that to do for the remainder of the week and weekend. Tonight however I'm taking it easy. I've been working solid since the weekend before last.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 12-01-2006 03:00 AM

Whilst my portfolio is back in the editing room, where I work on making it better, I know of one job option which I was told about. It's with this company in NJ (a little bit from where I grew up). They produce product lines geared toward children. The company is looking for people who can draw as well as do graphic design.

The cool part is that this guy I became friends with back at my last job had left that place to go to this place in NJ. He knows my style, and how I work.

After my meeting yesterday, in one of the other offices, another person was waiting for their meeting. Yet another person who I used to work with (same previous job). He's also a graphic designer/ illustrator. He's older, and has a crap load of experience (used to work for Disney as an animator for the budget TV cartoons). I hadn't seen him in 2 years. He's been doing a bit of the same, whatever-he-can-find sort of work. I'm pretty sure he's going to be my competition for this job.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-01-2006 03:04 AM

last night I tried to sreply to this and the borwser spun  and spun I had to force quit.

the shout box just now, I was answering you and it refreshed it's self then it came to rest on last night's goodnight note from you!
fucking piece of :doodoo:

you come up with interesting topics just in ordinary chatter
suddenly we are talking about watching tv from o ur computers
or some other topic that is informational
I like the fact this thing has not eaten my words,
though I have taken longer to write them.

oh fuck! what now!
ever since this place came back on line I cannot upload an image!

if it were not for you making it fun ... :smellie_boom:

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-01-2006 03:06 AM

I tooka screen shot of the broken shout box, turned it into a jpg and it refused to upload
the guy at our support forum told me try a png :fail:
now it will take a pdf that is so big a file to add to the load, why do that?
this is screwy!
does the image uploader work for anyone else?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-01-2006 03:26 AM

Annette Wrote:

I tooka screen shot of the broken shout box, turned it into a jpg and it refused to upload
the guy at our support forum told me try a png :fail:
now it will take a pdf that is so big a file to add to the load, why do that?
this is screwy!
does the image uploader work for anyone else?

wtf? this post is not showing on the index?

and the screen shot will not upload accept as a pdf

this is from my browser's pop up}

There seems to be a problem on this server.

If loading does not finish properly, please stop the request and re-submit the form.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-01-2006 03:30 AM

" I'm pretty sure he's going to be my competition for this job."

how do you feel about that? you may have the advantage ..
I hear that employers like young and inexperienced, they are mouldable settle for less.
hte thinking is, the over qualified wroker will become dissatisfied with the job, it is beneath him.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 12-01-2006 03:49 AM

I might have the upper hand by being younger, but also knowing people already in the company.

I'm not quite that young in age to be seen as inexperienced, even though people think that I'm fresh out of college when they first see me (I have a baby face I guess).

You're absolutely right about the young/moldable criteria. My new agent was shocked to hear how much money I was making at the last place (I was making more than people who were at that company for 5 years). The point is, I negotiated, the kiddies don't.

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 12-01-2006 08:16 AM

this is test account as a guest


I have yet to figure this out :)

when will this thread show on the index page?
I see instead my post in the hidden forum :dontknow:

I caught another mouse last night before bed and one this morning.

there are at least 6 in there.
I never seem more than 2 at a time.
One likes to :mouseinwheel: first thing in the morning.
those 3 that were so jumpy after Tiger was
grinning at them thru the glass, I have not seen them at all!

I got about 5 am it was so scared it ran thru the water dish
I had to spray rescue remedy in the cage to calm it down.
I notice the others do nothing to help a newbie.
they do not come out to :welcome:
they are in one small cardboard box
crammed together like poor people in a slum
I am beginning to get concerned, how many are there?
it's getting too easy to feel sporty
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-05-2006 02:36 AM

the mice had go be moved out of the house, the stench was unbearable!

no new captives for the past 3 days ..have I got them all?

if I could get one of the old style metal cages with the tray that slips out for cleaning ..
the cages I see in the stores you cannot clean them without risking the escape of the critters.

I am changing their diet from the Iams dry cat food < it smells so bad in the bag and even worse after it passes through the animal
..nothing is meaner than cat shit ..
running a close second is mouse shit from mice who eat cat food!

aren't mice supposed to be vegetarians?!

If the change in diet makes the smell less they can live out the rest of the winter [caged] indoors.
the plan is to let them go when the weather gets better.

RE: coffee~time - RotWyler - 12-05-2006 02:57 AM

this post should generate a reply notice to annette or the thing is still broken ..

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 12-05-2006 03:51 AM

So, is it still broken?

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 12-05-2006 04:22 AM

i got the notice of your post but not the one posted by test account

You back at work now? is it your lunch hour?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 12-05-2006 04:44 AM

I guess I'm on lunch now. I am hungry. I brought my lunch in this time.

I spent about 30 minutes talking to one of the owners about me and the agency. I'm not quitting per se, but asking to be here on a part-time basis. We're going to work something out. Even if it means I come in here for a few hours after my other job. My boss might set things up for me to work from home.

So, being back in the single life (not that I technically ever left it) is probably the best place I should be right now. I don't think I could deal with the pining for attention at the same time of traveling and working day-in day-out.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-05-2006 08:35 AM

should we have a health tips thread?
this is good to know

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 12-05-2006 01:11 PM

Sure, why not?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-05-2006 05:46 PM

saving that link .. you decide where and how to start a place to put it?
this is the old forum's health section}

one of the articles I read that was a stone trip}

I did a copy/paste of this article}

it talked about "gravity not being a pull from below, but it is a push from above"

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-06-2006 02:44 AM

email came from Dennis, I have to meet him in 2 hrs..
in and out of here now .. be back after I move another mouse..
caught it this morning...
i saw this add in here, is this a gimmick?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-06-2006 03:59 PM

tomorrow 10am is going to come fast
sleep soon or I'll be burnt out tomorrow.
Dennis said he will [finally] show up then.

those mice have one ostersized on top of the box and one keeps coming up to threaten him.
He jumps and squeaks, they are mean to each other!

I'm getting stiff from moving those cases of beer in and out of the car.
twelve hundred bucks worth and it is only 60% of what I was going to get.
good they ran out, I have no room for any more.

I thunped on the glass to quell the brawl.
Bothers me the mouse got bit in his tail and it was bleeding.
the sucker I caught today is twice the size of the others.
It was batting around inside the garbage can, usually they are "quiet as a mouse."
there is one now, standing on top of the box, washing his face.
they are cute when they do that.

they are really pushing this one small guy out of the box?
he is cleaning himself and the other one keeps attacking him.
I have to do someting about this, he has no way to get away from the bully.
if it insists on being a shit disturber it may become food for Tiger.

oh, I almost forgot, try
I saw it written: "why pay sbc for 411?"

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-07-2006 12:25 AM

my new Sony boombox is kickass!
I am hearing so many of the songs I used to play as DJ 20 yrs ago!
How boring!
Lisa Lisa "Head to Toe" {I remember the women wanting to dance to that when it was so new
I had to record it off the radio and bring it to the bar.
I hope that 20 years from now there is better music to play than old ©rap music over & over & over :puke1:

remember a [instrumental] song called Summer Madness by KC& the Sunshine band?
if you have it, please send it to me!

*mouseland report}
our two joggers were sharing the wheel and our lone soldier was cleaning himself on top of the box; now another jogger has stepped into the :mouseinwheel: Looking at that thing spinning so fast, if the little critter were going on the straight and narrow he'd be around the block and back!
Last night I put an empty bottle of essiac tea on top of the mouse's box so he'd have a defendable retreat from the bully.
I just saw him go in it... yay!
He can hide in there and defend the small opening.
now they are playing "I love the Nightlife" I heard that to the point of monotony! there are so many of those "disco" songs, they all sound alike.
Some of the better ones were remakes of 60's songs "Stubborn Kinda Fella"
and "Up on the Roof", the disco versions are HOT

RE:  coffee~time - Frankybonz - 12-07-2006 02:08 AM

Annette Wrote:

my new Sony boombox is kickass!
I am hearing so many of the songs I used to play as DJ 20 yrs ago!
How boring!

Yes, that's the corporate music world for ya. Look at movies recently. I'm sure you can name 50 movie trailers that use "Play that funky music white boy" within the past 3 years.

That's what happens when you have a bunch of old, uninspired, untalented, white marketers running everything. The scary part is that people buy into it for the nostalgia factor.
Our day-shift printer here listens to the exact same songs every freakin day! We can hear the bass coming through the wall. It's annoying.

The radio has made it so that a bulk of us hate hearing certain songs because they're over-played, but there are some twits out there who can't seem to be bothered by it.
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-07-2006 02:37 AM

do you recall a song that goes " I can see clearly now the rain has gone ..
I can see all obstacles giving way.." {I couldn't grab the knob fast enough!
that stupid retarded nursery-rhyme-rythm branded it's self on my brain!
I HATE THAT SONG so much I can't recall it's name.

stupid "grinning idiot" songs like "Don't Worry, Be Happy" played to death,
it should have been shot to death upon first play!

there used to be a radio show that would let you name the worst records and the dj would "bomb them" .. you'd hear it them youd hear bombs dropping and the song would be destroyed! Yay! if only!

there are a few songs that are so horrible they are great.
Hamster Love {"we dice 'em and slice 'em and deep fat fry them" the back ground was squeals and sounds of grease popping :signlol:

I admit there are songs I play over and over too.
fortunately for others I have a :headset:

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 12-07-2006 03:56 AM

It's just great to hear someone else say the things you just said.
I mean, corporate radio is so lacking in creativity that they all have the exact same sounding promo's, even if they play different genres of crap.

(I'm realizing right now that we should probably move this to the music thread)

I listen to a wide variety of music. Some of it is music that the whole world has heard, and most of it is stuff only a few people would listen to. That could be either because your average listener wouldn't like it, or it's music that isn't easily accessible to the average listener.

From that last sentence, I could use that as a segue into the problems of modern society, and how they're too lazy too look for answers, settling for the sound bites and hearsay force-fed by mass media. Yes, it's a trend!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-08-2006 02:21 AM

wwe're being brain washed.
the beat of the new music does not stir the emotions or thought
what lyrics?!
the 'beat' is "trance-inducing" { is every one on crack?

my ibook is on crack, the install disks won't install and the fire wire
I couldn't get the disk image to show up on the Ti book
ATM, the gray screen w/apple and spinning pins has not stopped for about 10 min.
it did it's own restart after refusing to install the 0S a 2d time..

I need help! see helping hand...
and, maybe it was one of the sites I was on?
I had several windows open to the video sites
one, the last one before the fatal freeze I may have left a link to it in my posts
watch out!

oh, did you correct your post? the code to the url about the fart/flame/plane thing? :smellie_fart: :flamethrower: :flamed:

my consentration is ø so telling you before i forget,
the music in posts is less important to me than getting the site functioning and under our control
I am talking about the Chat room the mail the ownership and accessibliity of the data base
jds can't get to his account.
I can't get to my ibook

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-09-2006 02:30 AM

I got the ibook back to life and I changed jd's addy and password, can you get in now?

the step we keep over looking is, securing our forum from loss by our host=owning the database.

I was able to upload the .bak file from the site but not able to move it to another forum on their same server.
What good is the .bak file to me? it is a :msn: format

I am having fun here, learning about things but will it all be for Ø? when this host, who admits we are only his hobby, gets bored?

Opening sites on other hosts is my only way to defend against what has happended to my 1+yr old forum!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-10-2006 07:20 AM

~news from Mouse Town~ and i don't mean :mickey:

Mine are captured house mice.
The bully that was :shudder: the shit out of the smaller male, even though the small one was ostersized from the community nest and forced to remain in the open (worrying him) he kept attacking him for no reason.

I was feeling badly that I trapped them, causing them to be in this situation with no way out.
The remedy has been a Aussie Cup Cake!a
the little one on the roof of the box/nest was being kept from the food too.
So I put the good, about as big as he is, up on top of the box.
He didn't eat, poor thing was too worn out from the skermish.
He hid behind it instead!
The bully popped his head up to view his prey and saw a wonderful treat of food!
the battling has ended, the small mouse is back with the others and three days later all is left of the cake is crumbs. :mouseinwheel: {now and it is day light means they are getting used to the situation.
one female is the a.m. jogger
maybe cuz at night there are often two mice trying to run in the same wheel?
so funny when they flip around in a cirlce ! 4 consecutive flips for one, it looks like an amusement park ride from here.

I think I have plugged the hole they were coming thru. I have gone several days without capturing more.

"mouse town" is an exhibit at Oakland's Children's Fairyland.
David and I were [loaded on acid] about to pick the lock and free them when I suddenly imagined myself at Juvenile Hall ..
the other detainees would ask "and how did u get here?"
if I said It was from stealing mice from mouse town" I'd be picked on for the entire stay!

one time I was in there a girl had fpt busted stealing a 15¢ cherry pie!
boy did they get on her case!
the other, a much smaller girl & very weak looking in fact
she was there for attempted murder .. of her Mother ..
she was granted a very wide burth..

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 12-10-2006 10:52 AM

I got this from mediumsliced's forum
he was talkin about how he made his site
starting with getting the domain.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 12-11-2006 05:32 AM

So, um... have you tried it out?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-11-2006 06:21 AM

no, i was on line 10 + hrs
by the time I found their site
I couldn't see to read the text.. or think for that matter.

RE: coffee~time - npalmtree - 12-12-2006 11:35 PM

Hi Annette,
Sorry I have not been around ..some much to do with the holidays and working. I finally got a new job and start after Christmas. I may not be able to post too often until I feel comfortable. I hate training in!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-13-2006 12:43 AM

what will you be doing now?
"I may not be able to post too often until I feel comfortable. I hate training in!" {HUH?

RE: coffee~time - npalmtree - 12-13-2006 06:09 AM

I will be working for a Cardiology Group as a MRI tech and CT tech. Just heart stuff..lots of research..great equipment :peace:.

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 12-13-2006 06:12 AM

I can reply offline too.

RE: coffee~time - npalmtree - 12-13-2006 06:14 AM

I am logged in and the secret place in completely gone. Tee Hee

RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 12-13-2006 12:49 PM

npalmtree Wrote:

Hi Annette,
Sorry I have not been around ..some much to do with the holidays and working. I finally got a new job and start after Christmas. I may not be able to post too often until I feel comfortable. I hate training in!

I have missed you! two weekends in a row! Is it snowing? :snowman:
Got your :xmastree: up yet?
I hope you like the new job! :reindeer: :santa:
Merry Xmas!

i used this board to mail you a letter and it came back undelivered} "Reason: 555 5.5.2 Syntax error 32si129495aga"

the secret spot is fixed; see it now?
RE: coffee~time - npalmtree - 12-14-2006 12:33 AM

I see the secret spot..but I do not remember the password. Thanks for fixing it.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-14-2006 03:40 AM

your password can be changed to anything you want.

:mouseinwheel: ~Mouse Town Daily Blotter~ :mouseinwheel:

all is quiet in mousetown now
after a long dark night of running in the wheel and scarfing up "Aussie cupcakes"
the mice have retired to their den.

these lucky ones got out of winter's grasp.
How many more are still tring to gain admittance?
"the Inn is full" & I'm afraid it may become more full
.. prolific little furballs they are!

Going into the business doesn't seem feasable.
Rhoda's sister in Colorado was raising and selling rodents.
I thought her business was booming, selling to pet shops and stuff.
I heard she went bankrupt! :confused:
I'm waiting for Rhoda to tell me why/how that could happen?!

*hey, I could video tape them running 2 at a time in the wheel.
they flip each other over 3 and 4x in a row, it is hysterical!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-14-2006 03:55 AM

I hope :congrats: will be in order for both frankybonz and npalmtree
it seems they both may have found new gigs :hoot: :cheer:

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-15-2006 10:14 AM

Mouse Town is less crowded now, at least 5 are still in there.
I made them get out of the box so I could dump it and give them a clean one
One was dead and one got away.
That is the 2d one to escape while I am changing their box.

If I could find a cage with a drawer I could clean without removing the mice
that would solve my problem.

they wre running in the wheel most of the day.
I saw 4 in it at once!
the most consecutive 360º flips I counted was 11.
watching them with me was the young dog.
now when I say "where's the mouse?" she pins her ears back and looks around.
I told her, "Mouse eats your food!"
she has heard me use the word "nasty" when she is sniffing some shit.
so when she was nose to nose with the mouse in the tank I informed her: "that's nasty!"

meanwhile, the duct tape is still sealing their entrance and no more have been spotted in the trap.
I already have the counter and stove inaccessible to them = no more "calling cards"

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-17-2006 06:35 AM

:pokesmiley: npalmtreeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! what are you doing today?
:readpaper: :readplayboy: :paper&coffee: :paper&coffee: {why not working?!

or have you been :bluegrab:

I am going for more :caffine:

:eyebrow: :fingerpoke: :fart2:

Is it :lightening: or :rainbow: there?

I am waiting for the :umbrella:

see the pictures of :marilyn: in the screening room!
:2cool: :3d: :color:

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 12-20-2006 02:20 PM

is this the onlu thread I can be in w/p signing in?
it is getting cold in here now I am going to hole-up in one rooma and try to stay warm.
I read the post, Frankybonz. I am glad all is going well at the new job.
your parent's have an home that is empty?
I will be up early, no doubt.
hope to catch you then :wav:
:sleeping: well

RE: coffee~time - Sebastian - 12-20-2006 04:35 PM

Hello All. So what's the word?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 12-21-2006 09:41 AM

The word is "Gravy."

I dig the Frazetta avatar there JD!
Btw, if you haven't seen in the shouts, I'm in the process of getting a new job. I have a chance in 2 different departments for design and production work.

How're things on your end of the globe?

RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 12-21-2006 02:24 PM

jdsalcedo Wrote:

Hello All. So what's the word?

my one word is EARTHQUAKE and frankybonz' is BIRTHDAY
how about yourself? thought up some more chapters for 8?

:balloons: :cheers: :congrats: to Frankybonz on the new job!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-21-2006 02:26 PM

that damn shout box has wiped out my stuff x3 tonight :grr:

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 12-21-2006 02:37 PM

It sure does suck. I really wish they would fix it.

I'd love to stay and keep chatting, but it's way past my bedtime. Talk to you soon I hope!. I will be gone for most of Christmas weekend.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-21-2006 03:12 PM

I can't change the banner in here like the old place.
wishing we could have done more with the portal page.

Have a Happy Birthday tomorrow! &
Merry Christmas :santa: :reindeer: :xmastree: :xmasgift:

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 12-21-2006 03:32 PM

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-26-2006 09:43 AM

npalmtree, have you see this gif yet? the one of the sandy beach and palmtrees?
gee, I wish I were in a beautiful place right now!

so gray!
I always remember Sunny xmas days! we'd be out, fiding our new bike and it'd be sunny.
even when it rained for weeks, it would never dare screw up christmas, the sun would break out at some point, not today, not here anyway.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-27-2006 03:31 PM

I made the decision to move home.
Charles wants to be in this small house, next door to his parents.
I told him it means more money a month.
we are going to see what we can work out.
I am so tired of bumping along I just can't do it anymore.
something has to change!

the quakes had me thinking of selling but the i ching painted a lousy pix of that
it sounded to me that my best outcome is to go home.
it has been 10 years as of this passed November
I have been in exile, straddling two houses.
this house is damaged and the only sensible thing is to rent it
then make repairs and deduct them while I can!
I 'd be a giant sap not to.
I feel relieved, maybe only for having [finally] made a decision.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-01-2007 04:24 AM

relief was short-lived. :nervous: :puke1: there is a huge hill ahead :frown:
when I had the pool with the deck under the dome it was butt ugly.
I shut my eyes and felt the 88º water, it was "Tahiti" to me!

as I stood on my slanting floor washing dishes under the leaky tap I shut my eyes to the ugly and thought about how it might feel if it were all fixed well.

sometimes I think about spending money to create the external trappings of a happy life but the money will only stretch so far.
How much happiness will those things really net out to?
I dumped over 30 grand into the housed we were forced out of.
I never got to enjoy the money, everything has rotten now, it is 10 years later!
starting over isn't an option, the gas and electric rates have soared.
I wouldl need to harness the power in the :mouseinwheel:
they got going pretty fast, two in the wheel at once, both heading away from eah other made an excellent speed till one tripped ..
I saw him flip like a farris wheel gone wild, over the top, again and again
I counted 19 consecutive revolutions!
I wonder how many amps those :mouseinwheel: can produce?
too bad we can't burn dog shit for gas!

RE: coffee~time - npalmtree - 01-01-2007 11:00 PM

Happy New Year...Sorry I have not been around. Starting a new job much to learn and get used to..
We finally got some snow last night..maybe four inches. Today is sledding with the boys and dog before it all melts.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-02-2007 02:08 AM

i gotta admit, without you I was losing interest.
I hope you will post some more in that thread about saddam!
I need your input to help me keep balanced. :bighug: I miss you in the mornings :caffine:
:happybirthday: to the new year :bebehatches:

p.s. what do u think of the island /palmtree gif?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-02-2007 05:28 AM

I got this from Deco:
then enter this code 2513484499056

RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 01-02-2007 05:32 AM


nobodt caught this?

Wall Street Journal - December 18, 2006:

To deal with the mounting copyright issues swirling around video and other content online, a start-up founded by some respected Silicon Valley executives is taking a novel approach: combing the entire Web for unauthorized uses.

Privately held Attributor Corp. of Redwood City, Calif., has begun testing a system to scan the billions of pages on the Web for clients’ audio, video, images and text — potentially making it easier for owners to request that Web sites take content down or provide payment for its use.

The start-up, which was founded last year and has been in “stealth” mode, is emerging into the public eye today, at a time when some media and entertainment companies’ frustration with difficulties identifying infringing uses of their content online is increasing. The problem has intensified with the proliferation and increasing usage of sites such as Google Inc.’s YouTube, which lets consumers post video clips.

Its co-founders, former Yahoo Inc. executive Jim Brock, and Jim Pitkow, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has sold companies to Google and VeriSign Inc., claim to have cracked the thorny computer-science problem of scouring the entire Web by using undisclosed technology to efficiently process and comb through chunks of content. The company says it will have over 10 billion Web pages in its index before the end of this month.

“If it works, it’s a fantastic invention,” Mr. Iser says.

Think of all the cease and desist letters that will be sent if this works! And if it doesn’t work, there’ll be counter-suits! Either way the lawyers will win big.

That’s why Mr. Lawyer is so happy!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-04-2007 12:02 PM

How is everyone? I am waiting for the :mouseinwheel: show to begin

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-05-2007 07:41 AM

How are the mice doing?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-05-2007 12:56 PM

funny you mention them .. I was just discovering evidence of a moocher.
The 5 are still in the aquarium and after dark they are still running in the wheel, 3 and 4 at a time.
Then there is the one lone female who does her running in the morining's first light.
the loose one may be one I caught before and got away (2 have escaped out side)
I have the recycling filling the garbage can I need for my trap!
I am sick of mouse shit!
the damn dogs are sloppy with their dry food and they are purpetuating this.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-05-2007 01:00 PM

there is no accounting for what made me sick yesterday, since I ate the same food again last night :emil:
the weird thing, I had an excellent night's sleep!
I had a strong cup of cappuccino after dinner and then I passed out.
if a cup of coffee makes me sleep the night thru, yay!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-05-2007 01:20 PM

That's odd, I've heard that it's not good to have coffee with an upset stomach... Maybe there's a bigger difference with the cappuccino bean over coffee.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-05-2007 01:52 PM

expressing the coffee,, the water spends less time in contact with the beans.
less oil, less acid is created.
if the milk doesn't curdle your stomach..
I wasn't sick when I drank it.
I get into these weird sleep patterns when I wake up in the middle of the night I get tired in the middle of the day.
I thought the coffee would keep me up til 10 pm so I could sleep the night thru.
instead I fell asleep way before that and didn't wake till 6:30 am!
maybe I was able to stay asleep because usually I drink beer and then I have to wake up to pee.
Did you see them swearing in Nancy Pelosi today?
the Democrats are in charge again?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-09-2007 12:47 AM

these mice are going crazy!
I caught one more this moring.
I saw it's turd and a piece of dog food in the chair, nobody in the can.
After I made coffee and sat on the shitter, I thought I must be hearing things..
a bump in the can .. sure enough! the little fucker was back for more food!
"I thought you were smarter than that" I guess not .. I laid a jar in the bottom of the can, it obliged me by running into it.
an easy extraction was made with the fish net (for grabbing fish when you want to clean the tank)
I let it loose in the aquarium with the "joggers" and all hell is breaking loose!
imagine girls playing jump rope, how they have to time the rope to jump in ..
these mice are vieing for the wheel in that way.
too many in the wheel annd one will get stuck and flip, flip, flip over the top like it is caught ina blender!
the new one is causing a stir.. they know each other?.. looks like a show down..
some butt sniffing is going on now, 3 or 4 are in the wheel trying unsuccessfully to coordinate.
the record for the most consecutive "blender-spins" is 19 times arounnd, non stop. is he gonna puke?
this is a riot!
there were three in the wheel and one on the outside. it got spinning and the outer mouse went sailing!
now I see only one and it is flip.flip.flip,fliping it's self! it got going too fast for it's feet and the wheel took off, ripping it backwards and up up over she goes! 7 times around in a sideways spin! it is joined now by anothher, the two together have the pace just right.
Opps! there i goes up and over! they must enjoy this! they can't seem to get enough.
They are so unpredictable, this is great entertainment!
I am worried to leave them inn the house when I go south.
I'd hate the authorities to find this "habitat"
to say, I feel sorry for them so I am housing them for the season doesn't sound as good as saying
they are an earthquake monitoring project= supposedly the animals will tell us when there is going to be a quake.
..the Koi too, they say they try to jump out just before a quake.

3 in the wheel now .. trying to spin is one, the other two are butt sniffing, now they have to decideto all go in the same direction
one lost its footing and is flip flip flipping around sideways while the other two speed up the spin ..
it starts to go in one direction then another, this is too good :)

the fattest one gets it's way as the small one is trying to run inside the wheel, it is literally running 360 in the wheel but the wheel is stuck, the two fatter mice weigh too much and the 3d can't get it to spin yet it is running over them and going round and round anyway! did I say, they are unpredictable?

RE: coffee~time - npalmtree - 01-09-2007 09:39 AM

I am drinking a hot cup of Java right now. Hello everyone.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-09-2007 10:14 AM

Hey! You've graced us with your presence again!

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 01-09-2007 12:51 PM

Hi :palmtree:

I dropped by last night [I'm the guest] too lazy to sign in :)

How is the new job?
no more digging cheese puffs & hair pins out from the folds of fat women?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-10-2007 01:42 PM

the news from Mouse Town}

out in the front yard, on top of the dog's pillow was a very weak/sick mouse.
I was easily able to get it in a jar, it was so weak, it's eyes half shut and legs wobbling.
I am not sure if it will make it or what is wrong.
it looks like I feel when I am sick.
I gave it rescue remedy, offered it some sweet vitamin water and wheat berries.
It is hiding inside a small box inside a garbage can.
I hope it makes it.
at least it won't be victimized.
it is a good bet it was forced out by it's "tribe"
I saw that happen with the ones I caught.
they pushed the sick one out.

*hint instead of chasing them
if you corner one just put down something for them to hide in, they'll readily run into a bottle or a box for safety.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-11-2007 05:38 AM

:cook1: why can't they teflon coat the road of life? :cook2:

I am thinking too many thoughts .. me thinks {ha ha ha!

reality is that which will not go away even after you stop believing in it

:bball: are you game 4 a game?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-11-2007 06:35 AM

I wish I had some solvent to your problem, since I still get that too.

I think we both know that the problem is in your head, not what was in your stomach. Your thoughts are probably going way too fast and are way too serious to be able to to relax at night. When you're awake you don't have this problem because you have the visual stimulation of anything around you.

My theory is that you should find a solid reason to not worry. It has to be convincing though.

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 01-11-2007 07:02 AM

it came on when I announced I had to kick charles out and move home
Until I know where the money is coming from } who will rent and for how much
there is so much to be done at both places
that alone is migrane material.

i was not happy there accept with the pool.
it is all impossible now, gas to heat it is too high$$$
I can't see how I am going to fit, all I see are things I will miss, like my kitchen sink and window, the short walk to the toilet.
If I dont wrestle those pipes together it will be cold ahs hell!
I can't stand the cold right now!
it will be much more money to be there per month.
I have so many reason sto have this knot in my gut
but there is no other way given the laws in that city
I will be hiding a dog as well.
if charles rents the small house 50% of the trouble is lifted.
than all I have to do here are a few things, other wise, the whole yard becomes an issue as do my cars in the driveway and the old doughboy is still standing..
He could relocate the koi
it makes great sense for him to be next door to his (s)mother since he won't cut the cord and it gets to tense when he lives in.
recall she had the cops throw him out in the night, last Feb?
it is funny, he was saying how I have known him since he came out of diapers. He used to walk by the apt and hit the ground with sticks, mad little fucker he was.
I thought "I wish I could fix that guy or he is gonnna be another Manson"
be careful what we wish for?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-11-2007 07:52 AM


Maybe you should keep yourself occupied on fixing the place up for a new renter. Clean up any messes, repair any missing trim. Keeping yourself idle, worrying about this isn't going to do you any good. Get Charles to help you out if that's an option.

First things first. Patch up that mouse hole :wink: The mouse circus might be fine for you, but I sincerely doubt it would be okay with anyone else. I would be skeeved out.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-11-2007 11:29 AM

everything in it's time.
first I have a trip to take.
2d Charles' parent;s house is where the mice are coming from.
He is a slob too, now he has brought mice to the big house.
I have tiger, but he is more destructive to the house than the mice.
My drawers and cabnets and counter tops and stove are Mouse Free
I am not going outside to do work and get sick before my trip.
there is plenty to do to ready the van and mostly rest for the trip.
If I am not aboe to sleep but a few hours a day, that has to be fixed or how in the hell will I make the trip?
Charles is the perfect one to move here.
He won't let me know for sure til the end of feb.
if he doesn't, then my head aches will be much bigger.
at the very least, the entire kitchen and laundry room must have new flooring.
The walls are panels, they need wood cleaner and the kitchen and laundry room, and all the doors need repainting.
the list is going to take months.
I have set a dead line to up the rent for June.
He will have to move or pay me more.
He said he'd rather move down here and pay for this house.
Now he has to commit to an amount I can live with.
otherwise, some time between march and april I have to begin having the work done. intending to have this place rentable by June.
I hope he is able to pay me at least 800 or I won't settle for less. I want $1,200
when I think of what they are paying for my old apt. w 2 doors up, it is now more than that!
Charles was at the burger depot when I caught him on his cell phone. (something else I have never been able to afford)
I had him get me a burger and shake, $11 can you believe it?
last time I was there $4.98 for a burger, fries and ice cream.
what i need is food on a reguilar basis. or I am not going to have the energy to do jack shit
and one more thing, I am not going to do the sslop work this time
I am getting too damn old to be shlepping around like Hazel!
the mess he will have left me makde two houses to clean!
No fucking wonder I can't sleep! :rage: there is just too much on my plate.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-11-2007 11:51 AM

there have been mice and rats in the creeks and back yards of this area for as long as I can remember.
Opossum, raccoon and skunk too.
not to mention squirrels and even hawks.
over the last few years there are ravens (or crows?)
big black ones the size of a house cat!

house cats are what we always kept.
as soon as one died the mice come in.
My cat was having trouble in her last years, she passed this Oct.
the mice moved in within the month.
I have not gotten another cat because
I am so glad not to have a damn cat box anymore!
Mice don't creep me out when they are locked up.
I used to walk the streest with a black and white rat on my shoulder.

it came in handy when the police pulled John over and greg took off running they were going to bust me too for the hell of it but when he saw two rats on my shoulder, he told me to go on to school . :signrofl:
I got written up in Herb cain's column the first time, for having my rat at Oscar's diner.
I was on a local TV show with my rat RAZAMATAZ
I have to let these go before they make more.
when I leave for LA they will be relocated, cage, wheel and all
I'd love to set up a camera and see if they return to play in the wheel :giggle:

you know what else?
I think they are learning.
they have stopped shitting in their food and water.
their diet has made the smell waaaay less.
they sit up and wahs their faces and hands, groom each other.
and three of them seem to be a unit. [maybe the three I caught all at once]
the one that was outside yesterday, a male, he died.
He was sick, maybe poisoned.

A few doors down some one has bird seed all over the ground 24/7
I blame them for the population boom.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-14-2007 12:26 AM

it is freezing here! Npalmtree, did you get your snow yet?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-14-2007 04:40 PM

I have to be honest. I love the snow and cold weather. It's been nice over today. 55°F. Maybe a little dreary with the drizzle, but that doesn't bother me.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-15-2007 11:09 PM

I'm glad some of you are willing to live where it is cold or it would be way more crowded here.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-17-2007 07:37 AM

~News From Mouse Town~

the mice have entered a relocation program.

they are out in the garage but they are still inside the aquarium.

I put the aquarium inside the old bird cage.
It will keep them safe but not contifined.
for now, the lid is still on Mouse Town.

I will watch them thru the window, see what happens.
Ideally, they could remain or,
if they choose to leave they have to deal with predators again.

My fear is without any birth control they'll start to multiply.
the tiny babies will easily squeeze thru the wire of the bird's cage
& get out into the world of cats and predatory birds.

I have grown fond of the ones who spent their xmas and new years with us.
But I don't want to turn them loose in case they come back in and I have to recapture them.
I am thinking to wait before taking the top off their tank,
maybe they'll get a bit fatter & they won't be able to get out of the bird's cage?

I can't think of any place they can be let out.
They like grain, they should be in a barn somewhere.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-17-2007 01:49 PM

Well, it's windy and in the middle 20's here right now. Great fireplace weather! If I didn't get home so late, I would have put a fire on.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-18-2007 01:00 AM

I miss the mice. I have to go outside to see them now, peek thru the window of the garage.
They were not coming out of their box and after dark it got too cold for me.
I hope they are alright.
I will go out to check them soon.

I just heard that lighting a fire actually draws heat from other parts of the house.
it was done on mythbusters I think, they monitored the rooms and found the fire sucks the hot air up the chimney!

in the bar I had an aparatus in the fireplace that was a series of black tubes and a blower.
The air gets sucked thru the tubes, heated and shot back into the room.

it is about 8:30 pm now.
I can hear the train, must be too quite in here.

I miss the mice, I do!
I went out to see them at dawn and only saw one
later I went in the garage and found RAT TURDS!
there were RATS in there STARING at my Mice!
I have the door open, encouraged the cat to go in.
Mice should be safe.
the aquarium is inside the parrot cage and from the looks of it, the rats didin't go in, probably they are too big to fit thru the bars.
I put rocks on the cage too.
It will take something big to knock them over.
I feel tempted to bring them back inside.
:mouseinwheel: was fun to watch

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-19-2007 11:50 PM


did we ever make this work right?

what is an "authentic" Irish pub? how is it distinct?

If I had a hang out to drink at that wouldn't be a good thing.

Fortunately, while I was going to bars I was a non drinker.
I'd have coffee and shoot pool.

Hard booze is a [raggety high[/i] but guinness is different, even different than beer.
still, 3 is about all I can consume without toxic over load.

if weed puts you to sleep it is probably old.
It breaks down [chemically] from THC {psychadellic
into CBN and CBC {sedative
like an apple, it continues to mature after it is plucked from the tree.

I got cured of the munchies years ago.
in 1969 Eda and I split a ki of panama red.
I had never been so high in my life!
I ate and ate until I was so stuffed all I could do was lay on the floor.
I took 2 alka-seltzer and felt so much better .. I ate More!
I was rolling on the floor in agony, belly so full, it felt like it could burst!
To this day I have not had the urge to eat after getting high.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-20-2007 01:58 PM


Well, the Irish pub isn't authentic since it's not in Ireland, the owner was trying to mimic one, by the appearance and function. Dark wood on the outside and interior. A fireplace in the middle of the room. The main thing is that there are distinctively 2 halves. One side is for adults only (the bar), and the other half is the restaurant, which is all ages. That concept has been used in a lot of chain restaurants like Bennagans, or TGI Friday's, but the bar is hardly separate from the the rest of the patrons.

I'll tell ya, after working this week, I could sure go for a Guinness right now!

RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 01-21-2007 12:07 AM

Frankybonz Wrote:


Well, the Irish pub isn't authentic since it's not in Ireland, the owner was trying to mimic one, by the appearance and function. Dark wood on the outside and interior. A fireplace in the middle of the room. The main thing is that there are distinctively 2 halves. One side is for adults only (the bar), and the other half is the restaurant, which is all ages. That concept has been used in a lot of chain restaurants like Bennagans, or TGI Friday's, but the bar is hardly separate from the the rest of the patrons.

I'll tell ya, after working this week, I could sure go for a Guinness right now!

here ya go :beer2:

is food sold at all Pubs?
I thought a Pub was strictly for drinking.

a fireplace in the middle of the room?!
can't it be off to one side?

Our bars had dark wood paneling, mine has the huge fireplace.
In the center is the dance floor.

The owner of the building my bar was in [his was underneath me] was 100% Irish.
He called his place Moore's Tavern

If I had known only known about Guinness :guinness:
Back then I was drinking San Miguel Dark.
The only imported beer the customers liked was Heiniken Lt. :ew:

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-21-2007 04:12 AM

I didn't mean that the fireplace was dead center in the room, it's in a central location against one of the walls.

Yes, they serve food... "and the other half is the restaurant, which is all ages." <--you missed this.

The term "pub" is short for "public," meaning for everyone. I'm not sure what the specifics on drinking age are for the British Isles (while I know there's no law), but I'm sure you won't see a five year old drinking Harps, or something of the like.

RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 01-22-2007 01:22 AM

Frankybonz Wrote:

I didn't mean that the fireplace was dead center in the room, it's in a central location against one of the walls.

so the thing that distinquishes it is having a fireplace .. somewhere?
Probably out of necessity for heat and not aesthetics?
There is a bar on Telegraph that has a circular fireplace in the center of the room.
Having it there changes the focus from the bar to the hearth, setting a much different tone.
Frankybonz Wrote:

Yes, they serve food... "and the other half is the restaurant, which is all ages." <--you missed this.
not missed, just not mentioned.
It is the law here, "if there is food served, minors can be in the place."
I'm guessing that is another tradition born of necessity?
cheaper to drag the kids along than to get/hire a baby sitter?
Frankybonz Wrote:

The term "pub" is short for "public," meaning for everyone. I'm not sure what the specifics on drinking age are for the British Isles (while I know there's no law), but I'm sure you won't see a five year old drinking Harps, or something of the like.

Pub means public? that explains it.

there is a house remodeled into and named The Pub.
It has a fireplace and feels like someone's living room.
They allow dogs but they don't serve food or allow minors.
It's a Beer/Wine/Coffee/Pipe & Tobacco Store.
The damned no smoking laws made them eliminate smoking accept for areas that are basically "outside".
I went there one night for a D.J. dance party and the smoking section was so over filled it was not fun at all!
Everyone was crowded into a small porch, even though there is no ceiling, the smoke was so thick, it was impossible not to breathe the other people's tobacco.
I smoke chemical free tobacco and for me, the other's smoke was nasty

RE:   coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-22-2007 03:56 AM

Annette Wrote:

Frankybonz Wrote:

I didn't mean that the fireplace was dead center in the room, it's in a central location against one of the walls.

so the thing that distinquishes it is having a fireplace .. somewhere?

I don't know if that's the key, but as you mentioned, the living room aspect is certainly the way it should feel.


Frankybonz Wrote:

Yes, they serve food... "and the other half is the restaurant, which is all ages." <--you missed this.
not missed, just not mentioned.

You're wrong. I copied and pasted that from what I wrote 2 posts ago.

Frankybonz Wrote:

The term "pub" is short for "public," meaning for everyone. I'm not sure what the specifics on drinking age are for the British Isles (while I know there's no law), but I'm sure you won't see a five year old drinking Harps, or something of the like.

Pub means public? that explains it.


The damned no smoking laws made them eliminate smoking accept for areas that are basically "outside".
I went there one night for a D.J. dance party and the smoking section was so over filled it was not fun at all!
Everyone was crowded into a small porch, even though there is no ceiling, the smoke was so thick, it was impossible not to breathe the other people's tobacco.
I smoke chemical free tobacco and for me, the other's smoke was nasty

I'm not a smoker, never was one. I used to go to this one club in NYC that was set up in a nice lounge sort of atmosphere. Smoking was aloud, but there were so few people doing it that it didn't bother me. As soon as 2 nearby clubs were closed, the club became overcrowded. I remember walking in there one night, and within 3 minutes my eyes were burning from all the cigarette smoke. So, for me, the smoking laws have been great!

I can't stand coming home smelling like ass just from walking past a cloud of lung skunk, and my throat hurting from breathing it in.

I'm sure what you smoke is far better. I told you about sitting next to my friend who was smoking a tobacco pipe. Didn't bother me one bit. In fact, the smell was pleasant.
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-22-2007 04:08 AM

the fireplace being in the center of any room makes the focus be that.
It is not usual to take focus off the product, usuall the bar it's self is a focal point.

I didn't mention about the food, not because I didn't see your post,
it was not of any significance to me, is why I overlooked it.

I was trying to fit your image into my image and in mine, there is no eatery.
They don't want kids in there!
I had food at times but I didn't want them either.

Different bars have different 'products' .. ours was gay women.
We didn't specialize in food or booze, we were a "mousetrap{Bill's word for it
for beautiful gay women.
Not your pendelton shirt wearing dykes, but "lipstick Lesbians"

the places we wanted people to notice was not the fireplace it's self
but the 4 to 6 tables filled with girls that sat in front of it!
if things were going well, no one even noticed the fire was not real but gas flames.

The first view as you reach the top of the stairs was the bar stools and [of course] the gals sitting on them ..
then next was the dance floor which better be bumping and humping with hot bodies or no one wanted to pay the cover to come in!

Bill [Moore's Tavern] had food and he could let in kids but there never were any.
His focal point was a pool table, no fireplace.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-22-2007 04:36 AM

they are getting lazy about cleaning the air in clubs.
The Electric Banana had a machine to completely suck all the air out and replace it with clean air every so many minutes.
for a club that size, they hosted bands from Bill Graham, that took some muscle.

My place had all those windows and two big double doors that could provide cross draft.
The windows were there the reason I fought to keep that place from extinction.
The other bars were so smoke-filled it was visual in the room!

I smoked on an airplane ride to Hawaii back in the days when they used to clean the air in the cabins.
The last trip I took was on an Airbus {stale air bus!
this guy was snoring with his mouth open and I swear,
his humidity was hitting me!
I don't think they clean the air anymore At All.
Ya know what might be good? ban chemicals from tobacco
unless they are written on the packeage.
the list would be too long to fit!

I grew up when it was okay to smoke anywhere, even in hosptials.
Every now and then some one's stinky cigar would get "asked outside"
I miss smoking until someone lights one of their chem-filled ones :ew: :thud:

I'd like to outlaw buildings that don't have fresh air

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-22-2007 01:16 PM

I've worked at 2 places so far that deserve a frequent visit from OSHA. I should have have them on speed dial by now.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-22-2007 02:40 PM

that doesn't sound good.
the first two places you liked, what happened?
they have not called back yet?
or is it the agency getting in the way?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-22-2007 03:07 PM

No, I'm talking about past jobs. Like the photography place, and the place that fired me. This new place is a little filthy with dust, but they have windows that open up, and the air vents aren't visibly unclean (at the photography place, the vents are black!).

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-23-2007 03:09 AM

I hope the place they sent you today is okay.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-23-2007 01:23 PM

The place in NJ is alright. It's a little filthy and dusty, but I can see the air vents are not black, and probably cleaned as often as they should be. I would love to get hired just so I can set up permanent residence (so to speak) at a workstation and clean everything from stem to stern. The people around there love to touch monitors. I hate that.

I'm very sensitive to bad air quality. Maybe it's from growing up with chain-smoking parents, or from constant exposure to the paint and turpentine fumes at my dad's art studio... could be a number of reasons. This place I'm working at I'm only bothered by the dry air, but that's due to the cold weather.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-23-2007 01:29 PM

no indications yet? do u go back tomorrow?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-23-2007 01:33 PM {that add came up again, satellite tv via the web

tonight's episode of The Girls Next Door was good.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-23-2007 02:14 PM

I missed it.

Yes, I go back tomorrow. I have no clue if I'm going to be hired. Being there as a temp to hire is seeming more "temp" than anything.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-23-2007 02:26 PM

they don't have to pay benefits I guess? getting late again..

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-23-2007 02:28 PM

going thru the agency protects them against commitments to pay your health care and etc?
I am told worker's compensation is so high they can't afford the workers
some companies can only hire a certain number without paying more

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-23-2007 02:45 PM

It's all true.

With the money I hear this company is raking in, It makes me wonder what's really going on.

before I started working there, I was told that they didn't take in freelancers, only people they intend on hiring. So, when I started working there as a freelancer, I was pretty hopeful, especially since I was the only temp there. Now there are 4 freelancers. 2 of them I can say know far less than I do. That's not to say they're bad at what they do, but they lack some technical knowlegde of the programs. It's one thing to ask questions about the workflow, or products and so on, but to ask question on how to use the programs that are used everywhere in the industry is something else.

If one of those two get hired before I do, I swear I'll kick someone's ass!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-23-2007 02:51 PM

what is your guess for the longevity of the company?
Do you think they will be there for the next decade?
or get bought out?

*after thought .. I liked owning my own business
can you work on stuff that isn't tied to another person?
push some of your creations?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-23-2007 02:54 PM

you are clever and witty and you can create the images to show case both
you said you were in advertising at one point?

RE: coffee~time - npalmtree - 01-24-2007 11:58 AM

Hi I am in SLC and this hotels internet sucks..they charge 10 bucks a day for ethernet and 4 dollars per 15minutes for wired. I am stuck where I am and nothing within walking distance. Oh well there goes the plans to surf.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-24-2007 12:31 PM

the ethernet won't work?
isn't it the one that looks like the phone line but wider?
if you get free minutes on your cell phone, Call Me!
tonight is Bad Girls on Oxygen and tomorrow is this crazy lady's modeling show,
Janet Dickenson.

:idea: can you get on to a phone line?
you can get fastermac for $8 for an entire month.
it has nation wide toll free phone numbers.
any where you go, just change the call out # to a local one.
there is nothing to download, it works instantly.
they are open 24 hours
OWC other world computing

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-24-2007 01:01 PM

The older I get, the more i enjoy Saturday mornings.

Perhaps it's the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it's the unbounded joy in not having to go to work.

Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are the most enjoyable,

A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the

garage, with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand, and the morning paper in the other.

What began as a typical Saturday morning, turned into one of those lessons life seems to hand you, from time to time.

Let me tell you about it:

I turned the dial up into the phone portion of the ham radio band in order to listen to a Saturday morning swap net.

Along the way, I came across an older sounding chap, with a tremendous signal and a golden voice.

You know the kind; he sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business.

He was telling, whomever he was talking with, something about "a thousand marbles."

I was intrigued and stopped to listen to what he had to say.

"Well, Tom, it sounds like you're busy with your job.

"I'm sure they pay you well, but it's a shame you have to be away from home and family so much.

"Hard to believe a young fellow should have to work sixty or seventy hours a week, to make ends meet.

"It's too bad you missed your daughter's dance recital," he continued.

"Let me tell you something that has helped me keep my own priorities straight."

And that's when he began to explain his theory of a "thousand marbles".

"You see, I sat down one day, years back, and did a little arithmetic.

"The average person lives about 75 years.

I know, some live more and some less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years.

"Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52, and I came up with 3900, the number of Saturdays the average person has in their entire lifetime.

"Now, stick with me, Tom, I'm getting to the important part.

"It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail", he went on, "and by that time, I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays."

"I got to thinking, if I lived to be 75, I only had about a thousand of them left, to enjoy.

" So I went to a toy store, and bought every single marble they had.

"I ended up having to visit three toy stores to round up 1000 marbles.

"I took all them home, and put them inside a large, clear, plastic container, right here in the shack, next to my gear."

"Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and given it away, to a small child.

"I found, by watching the marbles diminish, I could focus more on the really important things in my life.

"There is nothing like watching your time, here on this earth, run out, to help you realize what needs doing."

"Now, let me tell you one last thing, before I sign off with you, and take my lovely wife out for breakfast.

"This morning, I took the very last marble out of the container.

"I figure, if I make it until next Saturday, I have been given a little extra time.

"And the one thing we can all use is a little more time."

"It was nice to meet you Tom, I hope you spend more time with your family, and I hope to meet you again, here on the band.

"This is a 75 year old man, K9NZQ, clear, and going QRT... good morning!"

You could have heard a pin drop on the band when this fellow signed off.

I guess he gave us all a bit to think about.

I had planned to work on the antenna that morning, and then I was going to meet up with a few fellow hams, to work on the next club newsletter....

Instead, I went upstairs, woke up my wife with a kiss, and said, "C'mon honey, I'm taking you and the kids out for breakfast."

"What brought this on?" she asked with a little smile.

"Oh, nothing special, it's just been a long time since we spent a Saturday together, with the kids.

"And hey, can we stop at a toy store while we're out?

" I need to buy a lot of marbles."

A friend sent this to me, so I to you, my friend.
And so, as one smart bear once said: "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred... minus one day... so I never have to live without you!"
~Winnie the Pooh

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-29-2007 10:52 AM

Chi Gung / Qi Gong one of those aught to be right

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-29-2007 11:02 AM

Qi Gong is the winner, but we were both right. Chi Gong, or Chi Gung are both alternate spellings.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-29-2007 11:09 AM

I remember watching a show last year, or the year before that was all about the beliefs and skepticisms of eastern "powers" (for lack of a better term). The first half of the show talked about all sorts of belief systems and practices like acupuncture, Tai Chi, faith healing, and so on. Then they had these skeptics come along to see these practices in person. Their argument was that these things work only because the people involved want them to work, so it's a psychological trick rather than some metaphysical event. Like a form of self hypnosis.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-29-2007 11:18 AM

I was at one of John's classes when the old lady tossed peole thru the room
He had his back to her, she revolved her hands in 3 forward rolls ..
Jojn's body took 3 for ward rolls ..
still faced the opposite way, she looked right at me and made her hands go in backward circles, one time slowly and 2 more quick ones

John was not able to see her hands but his body reacted at the time and in the way that she moved her hands.

I do not waste time trying to convince doubters.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-29-2007 11:19 AM

people should try things out for them selves

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-29-2007 11:21 AM

I didn't like the old lady
I told John I'd have to be able to do more than toss people around, not worth the time to learn that.
Now, if it were going to give me the ability to heal, something worth while .. I personally think John and the old lady are on the dark side of the force

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-29-2007 11:24 AM

"people should try things out for them selves"

^ I agree with that statement.

A lot of people come up with strong opinions based on almost nothing.

The show I saw is worthy of the same skepticism it offered for the reason that I wasn't there to experience it for myself.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-29-2007 11:25 AM

The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.

The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions.

Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others. Practices vary from the soft internal styles such as Tai Chi; to the external, vigorous styles such as Kung Fu. However, the slow gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups.

Like any other system of health care, Qigong is not a panacea, but it is certainly a highly effective health care practice. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine.

Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Most exercises do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.

The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

Those who maintain a consistent practice of Qigong find that it helps one regain a youthful vitality, maintain health even into old age and helps speed recovery from illness. Western scientific research confirms that Qigong reduces hypertension and the incidence of falling in the aged population. One of the more important long-term effects is that Qigong reestablishes the body/mind/soul connection.

People do Qigong to maintain health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit.

When these three aspects of our being are integrated, it encourages a positive outlook on life and helps eliminate harmful attitudes and behaviors. It also creates a balanced life style, which brings greater harmony, stability, and enjoyment

There are a wide variety of Qigong practices. They vary from the simple, internal forms to the more complex and challenging external styles. They can interest and benefit everyone, from the most physically challenged to the super athlete. There are Qigong classes for children, senior citizens, and every age group in between. Since Qigong can be practiced anywhere or at any time, there is no need to buy special clothing or to join a health club.

Qigong's great appeal is that everyone can benefit, regardless of ability, age, belief system or life circumstances.

Anyone can enrich their lives by adding Qigong to their daily routine. Children learning to channel their energy and develop increased concentration; office workers learning Qigong to reduce stress; seniors participating in gentle movements to enhance balance and their quality of life; caregivers embracing a practice to develop their ability to help others; prisons instituting Qigong programs to restore balance in inmates lives; midwives using Qigong techniques to ease child birth.

When an individual or group assumes responsibility and takes action for their health and healing, we all benefit. It is best to get referrals from people whose judgment you have confidence in. Check the Yellow Pages for Tai Chi schools, acupuncturists, or martial art academies. The National Qigong Association (NQA) directory, is also an excellent source for finding instructors.

Keep in mind the following criteria for choosing a qualified instructor: what is their background and experience; are they of good character; do they treat everyone fairly and with respect; and do they live what they teach; do they refrain from making wild, unsubstantiated claims; do they encourage and bring out a student's highest potential? While keeping these points in mind, remember to trust your intuition in finding an instructor who is right for you.

Does your Instructor live what she or he teaches?
If there are no instructors in your area, many teachers regularly travel to give workshops in all regions of the country. Many excellent instructional books and videos are also available.

While the terms Master and Grandmaster historically had meaning, currently in the West, these terms are more often used for marketing purposes. Many American teachers avoid the titles because of the relaxed student/ teacher relationship we enjoy in this country, and the fact that these titles have been exploited.

Begin by familiarizing yourself with the many resources available for learning Qigong. For example, the internet is one of the best tools today for learning about Qigong. The National Qigong Association (NQA) website is one of the better places to start. From the links page, you can access many web sites that offer information about schools, local classes, the latest scientific research, as well as books, magazines and videos.

Seek referrals in your area and visit local classes. Attending the annual NQA conference also provides an introduction to many styles of Qigong and practitioners from around the world.

After you have looked into some of these resources, find a style you feel comfortable with and develop a consistent daily practice. It is recommended by experienced teachers to stay with a form for at least 100 days. A consistent practice is the most important asset you can develop.

When beginners ask, "What is the most important aspect of practicing Qigong?" The answer is always..."just do it."

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RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-29-2007 11:30 AM

Wow, see the adds? one for Qi Gong ..

I don't like party pissers.
if they spent more time trying to make stuff happen
and less time trying to say hy it won't happen

i don't care if it is the placebo effect if it makse things better!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-29-2007 11:31 AM

did U C the hexagram I pulled about the trip?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 01-29-2007 11:36 AM

Yeah, I saw it, not that I understand it though.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-01-2007 12:55 AM

I reread the 4 hexagrams yesterday,
there is another set of hexagrams in the back of the book with slightly different wording.
#14 with one moving line and then it morphs to #38 {even that one doesn't look bad.

My second throw asked for clarity on #38
I got #46 with 2 moving lines and #40.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-01-2007 12:45 PM

the sun came out and I got busy cleaning the porto pottie after 4 years ... :puke2:

then I had to climb on the roof to tape up the 360 ø antenna that leaks
I drained and filled the [drinking] water tank but the pump quit. :sigh:

it would be easy to get overwhelmed by the shit list that faces me
The driveway has a big crack spreading, like the ones two doors up at the old apt.
The ground is going thru changes.
The part of the bedroom floor that has the hump is right by the place the driveway is breaking.

I am on a bump and the bump is getting more lie a pinacle, dropping off to the front and back of me.

The city is farting around with the sewers, possibly causing some liquification.
There is a street I drive that breaks, bid deep holes appear and have to be filled.
there is a creek or a broken sewer I bet, eroding the dirt fron under it.

I have everything ready to jet out of here.
chomping at the bit to leave, I am!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-01-2007 01:27 PM

well, at least you're making moves to get prepared.
Again, I wish you the best of luck on your trip!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-01-2007 01:31 PM

thanks! I could be out the door in minutes .. that is how close to ready I am!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-01-2007 01:44 PM

cool! That's excellent! Limit the uncertainties as much as possible by being better prepared!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-01-2007 01:53 PM

I plan forward to the event and then I think about it in reverse.
My trouble is getting physically ready.
which is why I won't be here in 40 min.
My arm will be bothering me by then. It is now ..

short sits on line from now till I go.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-01-2007 02:20 PM

I don't blame you.
The internet isn't worth any physical pain. You don't need the discomfort while driving as a result either (I'm sure you're thinking of that).

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-02-2007 12:18 AM

It is my vanity!
I had muscles like Popeye!
Now I am turning into a sack!

My muscles were a "babe magnet" hahaha!
The last time I was in a bar in L.A. some girl sneaked up behind me,
felt my bicep, smiled and ran off!

My right arm is fucked up from using this damn thing.
It is a sharp pain, a muscle failure in the section between
my shoulder and my elbow [about 1/2 way between the two]

My face is aging, I seem "washed out" and talk about a turkey neck!
Good Lawdy Ms Claudie! I have to do something about this loss of strength!

Back when I was about 17 this girl gave me a set of weights.
She was going into the air force so she left them with me.
The two dumbells are set at 13 lb and the big one is 38 lb.
I used to be able to raise the two little ones up from my sides to shoulder height, at least 4 times.
now I am finding this pain in my arm won't let me!

I bought a shirt for this dinner I am going to but when I saw how it is hanging off my bones I shit!
"where's my muscles?!!" {that is how I define myself.

Just to show you the depth of my vanity, I saw my beer gutt and haven't had a guiness since!
I was down to 3 a day and having some trouble with that.
Now, if I let myself, I may have ONE for breakfast but that's it!
with just 7 days to go I gotta get back what it took me the last 6 years to lose.

My stomach is still flat, thank goodness!
that is from raising my leg over the gate to the B.R.

It is sitting still, at the computer that is turning me into a sack!
I have never sat so much in my Life!
I used to have too much energy to sit still.
The energy was from enthusiasm which has been totally gone from my life.
I can't fake that feeling.
Without it I don't get out of bed.

It is a piss off that my hair cut isn't up to parr.
The dingbat cut it too short in the back and left it longer on the sides! :rage:

:time: A week from now I hope to be an hour's drive away from here by this time of the morning.
Goal being to be on the other side of San Jose before the morning commute.

11 hrs to L.A. at 55 mpg with gas stops every 100-150 miles.
I want to be there at least one hour before dark to scope out the parking.
5 a.m. to 5 p.m. { I hope to make it by 4pm.
I am getting my music together.
I got me a Boom Box cuz my car radio is a was

The freeways are like some race course!
Hear about Brandy getting sued for killing a woman on the highway?
She rear ended a woman on the 405. The car looked like a train hit it!
No, make that several trains.

When I drove to Chula Vista, there were signs "watch out for pedestrians" {I shit you not!
there is a section that illegal aliens use to run across the freeway!

Los Angeles was my favorite place because there were so many exciting things to do. I darn near moved there in '71.
I have not been able to go bar hopping there in Years!
Firstly, because I had my own bar and after that it is because of the dogs.
If I leave them alone in the car to go into some of these places,
nothing I would be doing is worth losing them for.

When the grandfather dog was alive, he and I went to santa Monica Beach together.
I tied him to the handlebars and we rode all up and down that long path that parallels the beach.
I couldn't go out on the pier with him though.
I'll be taking Charles there, but I can't go.
I have the 4 grand kids and they can barely do anything!
One is deaf, one is blind and one is lame.
The only one with any energy is the 1/2 blind unneutored male.
Three months ago when I made this plan
I was fearful they wouldn't be around to make the trip at all.

The one I bought, hoping for pups is 4 now.
She wouldn't know what to do if left alone.
It is really important that the other dogs come along, for her sake.

It seems like 100 years ago when I was at the grassy field at the dam (the dog park)
I was with the Grandfather dog, his wife and their 3 kids who were just 9 months old.
All of them are dead now and their only off-spring are turning 13 in May.
I didn't think it was our last trip but when we got home my mom wouldn't get out of bed anymore & by August she was dead.

I was supposed to inherit a lot more money than I actually got.
I was going to go back to the bar and remodel, make my dreams come true.
Since then, everyone who was in my life is now out of it, one way or the other.

I was the most worried about how I'd feel if I fail on this mission.
Afraid of what it would be like to have to live without even a dream to wish for.
the I Ching said: #40 Deliverance is just starting & after this trip I am to go home.
I stopped being sick over it, now I want to hurry up and get things moving!
I'm going to need a moving van, a dumpster and a whole lotta guts to face tossing things, selling things and then ..
and then I don't know ..
if the story goes like the dreams and the girl actually shows up or not, I am hoping she does.
I was too afraid to let her in 6 years ago, now I am readying ..
just a bit more of my past to let go of ...

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-03-2007 07:18 AM

Well, I can certainly say that you're depressed. Maybe you'll find your spark on this trip. Who the hell knows?

It's tough when you feel that you have no support from anyone. You're just on your own, and you're all you have to depend on. People can be rotten too, and put you off from going out and being social, but to stop trying is the same as letting all of the assholes who bother you win. (That sentence just reminded me that I'm going out later tonight. And here I am with a cold... geez.)

At one point a few years ago, I wasn't happy, and I got tired of trying to get people together to do something. Everyone I know are so non-committal it pisses me off. I started going out on my own. I would go across the river and hang out at the pseudo hip town. Regardless of the phonies, it's still an interesting place to be (same goes for the village in NYC). I would meet new people, and generally have a good time. They would be friends for the moment, and a memory after that.

You need something in your life to give you that boost to wake up in the morning and do something aside from logging on. I know you don't want to do the bar thing again, so maybe it's time for something else. You always have a lot of good ideas, I know you can think of something to do with yourself that you would enjoy doing, maybe makes you a little cash (or not), and gives you some fulfillment in your daily life. Go with your instincts, but don't be too shy. You need to be assertive, and sort of force yourself to get moving onto something new.

That's all my opinion anyway. I know I'm no good at taking my own advice, so take what you want from it.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-03-2007 07:32 AM

at 54 1/2 years old I have maybe 15 or 20 more years to go and do stuff
I am not going to do anything that doesn't feel good.
I'll last longer, that is my money will, if I don't go out and spend money just to be in the company of people who won't be worth it.
How Many have I met?!
I went to 2 colleges, all those bars, I have taken in so many names and faces it is getting hard to remember new ones.
5 Elizabeths 10 Leslies you dig it?
I have seen it or done it or I would have gone and done it.
I didn't let shit hold me back~ ~have gun will travel~
I was on the road by my self in that VW 220,000 miles!
including + 2 dozen trips to Los Angeles and thousands of trips over to S.F.

I won't be taking on any ventures that require my signature, put it like that.
I'd like to go back to waking up and headinng out to the pool
to see how many degrees off of 89º {perfect for a chilly day

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-03-2007 07:49 AM

I hear ya. I'm just trying to throw some optimism your way is all. The life you want doesn't seem to be too difficult to obtain.

Is it the winter blues?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-03-2007 08:20 AM

it is having to go back to that house and face the fact that every memory I have
everyone that ever walked up those stairs will never walk up them again.

Carolyn Myss calls it "breathing life into your dead past"
Brian said, "it is your anchor and you tossed it over board"

to me, it is all that is left of who is }"fill in my name here"

I am glad, in a way, it is or at least it was a Much Nicer House, warmer
quieter, like the iching said, "rich neighbors"

I 've been slumming it down here, so I could keep the dogs.
WHen we first came back in Nov 96 All 10 dogs were alive.
I had to wait for the best part of my life to end so I can go home.
The home is empty but it is Too Full. I have to get rid of all the stuff.
Seriously, I can't open a drawer that does not still have the things it held when I lived there as a child.
I don't want to polish silver ware and spend my time cleaning the chandalliers!
that is not me!
I am really unable to gut the house and change it, I have no clue how I want it to look.
I was hoping the I ching would say go ahead and sell it.
Now I am just looking at a lot of broken things that I must deal with.
I wouldn't say I am depressed, I would say
I have a long dirty job ahead that is going to be like amputation
I don't look forward to it.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-03-2007 11:20 AM

mm, I see your point. That's not easy. I can relate. When I go back to the old house, lots of memories come back to me. Some good, a lot bad. It's sad all around to see it empty. My Uncle died there the summer of 2005, and a year later, the house is empty.

It's tough to forget the many moments of my dad in his insanity, rampaging around the house screaming at anyone he could find, shoving them and so forth. He's still an ass now, but nowhere near as bad as he was then.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-03-2007 11:32 AM

he could have been jailed for shoving his kids around!

No wonder you are not trying to get that house!

My memories were pretty selective to the good side but
as I began stripping the wall paper
I saw backwards in time, you might say ..
the different patterns triggered the feelings that went with the times.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-03-2007 11:34 AM

what changed your Dad?
he no longer lays hands on people?
what do you think made the difference?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-03-2007 11:48 AM

Fear that no one would be around him for his last years.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-03-2007 11:52 AM


on a good note [I hope] Del's grandson is supposed to try to fix some of the broken plumbing around here.
she said he will call tomorrow.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-03-2007 12:01 PM

Cool. The old house in NJ is nothing but bad plumbing. Most of the faucets don't work well. I think only one sink gives hot water... if you want to wait long enough for it.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-03-2007 12:44 PM

these things seem so intimidating till you watch the guy do it, then it looks like a cake walk.

I do not have the tools or I'd try.
this plumbing store we went to last time was so helpful
I feel like they could get me through it.

they aught to put a door over the plumbing so you can get back there w/out ripping a hole in the wall!

the tub got pluggged and the snake pulled out a plug of metal, looked moon or C shaped
?a part of the drain pipe? In a 2 story house I have no idea how to get at tub's drain, short of taking the tub out.

did you go to bed?
I have to get a call in the morning,
I will come in here but
I will get off line by 9 am my time to let Del's grandson call.

I hope you feel Much Better by then!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-05-2007 10:19 AM

good samaritan law?

you probably know about this, it happened in New York
The Kitty Genoviese Case
She was stabbed to death as her dozen or so neighbors watched from their windows.

It was used as an example of "diffusion fo responsibility"
they said,
if you need help, hope you are NOT around a lot of people
they are less likely to help you than if there are only a few around.

Roger and I were in the city late one night, we were loaded on acid and we called to the local FM station, Ksan I think, they said, come over and bring us coffee!
I was 16-17 then, we were trying to find the place, it was 3:30 or 4 in the morning
I saw a girl with a guy grabbing at her, she was in the street screaming for help.
I had a buck knife under the car seat and was stopped in the middle of the street figgin to get out and help her.
Roger was a big chicken, 6 ft 5 and over 250 lbs (lard, not muscle)
He told me to lay on the horn instead so I tried that.
turned out, the girl screaming for help had stolen his wallet and was trying to get away!
I was about to defend the wrong person!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-05-2007 10:26 AM

here in albany I was driving and saw a guy who looked nuts with a black chick who looked like a hooker
they seemed to be in a fight.
I didn't get in it but when I told Barbara about it, she said:
"that 'nut' is my brother Bob"

He was a heroin addict and a theif.
He actually broke his leg by falling from a ladder
he'd put up against his mom's house
to get in and rob her!
He was a full fledged nut case!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-05-2007 12:00 PM

The sickness of society is, to use the cliché phrase, the wants outweigh the needs. That makes it harder on the people who have actual needs that they can't afford. The American Dream promotes a superficial prosperity which is fueled by greed and envy, and the people that come here fall for it, the poor fall for it, and no one is necessarily better of because of it.

I hate the fact that I have to drive over 60 miles through thousands of idiots from different states just to get to work. Unfortunately our economy is so lopsided that I have to do this in order to live, and maybe continue to live with some ounce of security that I can make rent, pay my bills, and keep food in my stomach, and furthermore, hope that the job pays enough to fund the commute to arrive at said job (which is a grand ol' $400 a month, give or take $50).

What pisses me off more is that there are frighteningly more people out there who have it worse off than I do with a whole family to support, and heaven forbid anyone ever has to go to the emergency room to pay a business (not a practice) 2 weeks of their salary just to get checked out, and not even treated.

And somehow we need more people here. For work? Or is it for votes?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-05-2007 01:31 PM

I think they stuff the ballot boxes

when you say there are a bunch more like you who have to commute
it gets me thinking .. a good job in your area could it be concidered a comodity?
something to sell?
lets say there is space available for a hundred or so people to have an office and it is near to their home, maybe even walking distance.

might it be possible to gather a group of people who's skills could be marketed using the internet?

I saw a show where they have the ability to interface with a Doctor, a specialist, via the web.
This individual can examine the patient even though they are thousands of miles apart.
with a business, they want to charge you tax on every stick of furniture!
it didn't hit me, they tried to grab the $ from the sale of the liquor lic. but Bill said, all the furnishings were his and they were a part of the rent of the building = I didn't OWN them!
I don't know who lives where you do, or what it would cost to rent a building but I hear you say there is a need and if you could find a way to make that work FOR you ..

Yes! you are right about the trend to spend it drives me crazy!

JUST SAY NO TO SPENDING { that is the only way left to actually "vote" = vote with your wallet.

I try to spend $ in elcerrito and not berkeley
I'd rather not support Alameda county in any way!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-06-2007 01:48 AM

did you go in?
I'm betting you did, you seemed to be recovering from your cold pretty fast.
It's near to 8 am here, +2 hrs on line for me so far, gotta quit now.
I'll check back to see if you are around.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-06-2007 02:15 PM

I didn't go to work, but I did take care of a number of things.

It's ridiculously cold out there. I think the high was 15°F.

How's the dog?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-06-2007 02:29 PM

I sent you a email about today, went okay.
that is too fucking cold! 15º F that will freeze snot!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-06-2007 02:34 PM

I'm waiting to see how many mice bail out of mouse town now that the lid is off.
So far they came out and went back in
if they jump off the table, there is no going home.

after about a week
they got trained not to piss in the food or shit in the water.
I wonder if they will come back to play in the wheel?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-06-2007 02:56 PM

hah, that would be funny if they did get trained!

I read your email. Sounds like you're pretty much set to go.

About your near accident. I have figured that drivers forget that they have necks, or blind spots in their cars. That kind of shit happens to me on a daily basis. I drive expecting it or anything bad to happen to me on the road. When I was learning how to drive, my dad hired this guy for defensive driving courses. Worth every penny!
I swear they give out drivers licenses like they were crackerjack prizes.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-06-2007 03:07 PM

there was no blind spot.
that is the very reason it is so odd, two cars in a row
both pulled out from stop signs as I was coming thru.
I am a huge huge ugly van
I have had the feeling that IF something could happen to stop me it would try.
I have not gone out in days because I felt some idiot might come thru the intersection and hit the van.
that it happened twice on the way to the dog park is very unusual.
the way they like "drove At me" I don't get that in the van
I am too big and scary.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-06-2007 03:39 PM

People are fucking stupid, and many of them don't belong on the road. I mean, there are people out there that wouldn't be trusted using a machine in a factory... how the hell they're qualified for a complex machine like a car is beyond my comprehension. People really don't take driving as seriously as they should.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-06-2007 03:54 PM

it is worse now that cars go faster than most people's brain.
Barbara was sailing along at 40 mph in a 25 in her Honda Prelude cuz it had great breaks but her reaction time is still the same
there should be a test of the reflexes before the engine will start!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-06-2007 04:04 PM

I agree. There should be stricter tests for driving. I also think there should be retesting every 5-7 years. I mean this especially when people get older, and their eyesight and reflexes begin to weaken. I mean the whole thing is based on hand-and-eye coordination! If you don't have one, you shouldn't be on the road!

I live in a town FILLED with elderly people. I mean, these are tombstones on wheels, and they drive like they plan on taking whomever's around then with them. These people don't belong behind the wheel, especially when they get free transportation! It burns me up when I'm stuck behind one of these selfish assholes!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-06-2007 04:12 PM

tomestones on wheels :signrofl:

I can't say much as I am graying myself
The day I can't drive is the day the dogs can't get to the park

take us out of our cars and imagine the streets full of old rasins on little rascals! :LW:

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-06-2007 05:05 PM

Well, my mom is in her middle 60's, and she's still okay to be on the road. My dad shouldn't have been driving for most of his life! He's fucking legally blind without glasses!

As for you... You are not your hair. Remember that.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-07-2007 12:11 AM

I Do identify "Me" by my hair. It frames me and I get noticed for it.
My hair, my muscles and my narrow hips.
If I were not so vain I may not have stayed so 'well preserved'

as for the driving test,
I was invisioning something like a short video game to test their
hand to eye coordiation each time before the car can be started.
what would be more practical is to build safer cars; cars without blind spots.

Barbara got her Honda Prelude besides being lighter, faster it had anti lock brakes.
Suddenly she can jump to 40 mph and stop in just a short distance.
That encouraged her to speed.
In an old car, she'd be lucky to get out of 2d gear in just one block.
I have to allow so much room to fully stop, it makes me drive slower.
One car length per 10 mph up to 60 mph then it becomes a multiple!
the distance to slow down from speeds above 60 are far greater than the 1 car length per 10 mph.
It was safer (I think) when the highway speed was 55 and the cars were heavier.
I am not going down highway 5 because everyone is doing 85 or better and
it scares hell out of me that they tail gate till the last minute, acting like they want to push me from behind!
From what I see, the most insane drivers are foreigners.
I saw a car full of Asians coming out of the Caldicott Tunnel.
The next thing I see, they smack the center divide and bounce into traffic like a pinball!
I got over 3 lanes and passed them while they were spinning around and around.
Not long after, here they come! the whole side of the car was pushed in, I could see daylight right thru it!
Think they got off at the next ramp? Hell no! they were still driving that bad boy like nothing was wrong!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-07-2007 04:10 AM

you know, my mom made the same observation about foreign drivers. Over here they drive the livery cabs, and they are unpredictable. They never maintain a speed; either they're speeding like crazy or driving slower than some old coot. They hog the left lane and never move from it, and will tailgate you rather than trying to pass you. I hate them so much!

Cars these days are so unsafe, and yet people drive them like nothing's ever going to happen to them. The moron's in the SUV's are horrible on their own. SUV stands for Sport Utility Vehicle, and some how the word Utility gets lost in the translation. The amount of accidents caused by these twits are unbelievable. I don't even have to go on about how trite these people are for owning such oversized behemoths.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-07-2007 03:22 PM

Barbara is half Hawaian ..
I want a HUMMER!
I would like one of those tanks that can vrush cars like beer cans.

I used to drive a 57 VW so I know all about being disrespecedt on the road.
They don't like being behind my van either but I am taller than they are, weigh more than most of them, I drive a one ton truck with a complete kitchen.

I can't stand to be a passenger cause no body seems to be as together as I feel.
I notice the things they are doing that I wouldn't do.
I drove a S.F. cop friend of mine to a fair and he fell asleep.
He said he never does that, it is because I was such a safe driver he felt he could close his eyes.
I smacked head on into another car once ... I don't plan on repeating the performance.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-12-2007 12:18 PM

I'm back, it was fun!
the BEST :hamburger: is at Mel's Diner on Sunset
Ortolan not only sucks it blows!
Details to come after :sleep:
I am :dizzy: from driving on no sleep.

the Best Western on Seplulveda!
they turn off the hot water to the shower about 3 minutes into it!
the $50 ddeppost on the room was SO RUDE!
they even cancelled the room key on CHarles AFTER he paid in cash!
Olivera st was great! found some gifts for people and a leather bag for me :grin:

I'm too tired to talk/type any more tonight :gnight:

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-12-2007 12:44 PM

Sleep well! Glad you had a good time! I told you I had a good feeling!

I'm working tomorrow, but I'll try to check my email around lunch time.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-15-2007 02:38 AM

the details on Ortolan}

there is Only on street parking, no lot!
The color of it is a dark [flat] blue with no sheen to it and there is a "blotch" of white paint
that left me asking, "is that an accident?"
..reminded me of a big bird turd.
There were some seats in front, giving the diners a view of the street.
West 3d street felt casual, more like a neighborhood than a tourist area.
It is NO Sunset Strip!
I didn't get to explore the side that had the long dining table that is mentioned on the website.
They say it is a "communal" dining table with "ghostly looking" dinner plates sunk in it.
The seating on the right side is a row of booths with very high upolstered backs.
Each has it's own [huge] chandalier but because they are sistered together they don't feel private at all.
further back is the bar and that is where they sat me.
I walked to the bathroom to brush my hair but the stench was too strong for me!
I turned on their fan and hurried out.
later I found out there were no women in the place, so who pooped in the ladies' room?
was it deliberate? stink up the women's room? not the men's? at least turn on the fan!
There was a seating area with a fake gas fireplace.
WHO the Hell decorated?! not cozy At ALL!
The famed wall of herbs was all but invisible due to no lights what so ever.
I bet it was nice during the day but now they are no longer open for lunch.
They cut their days of business down to just Fri & Sat from 6 pm
I'm guessing it will go under as soon as Christophe gets tired of working for free.
They had too many employees for the number of customers and even so, I sat unattended and without even a bread stick for over an hour!
I pitched a huge bitch about that and was told they didn't realize I'd ordered!
In my opinion that is a crock of shit but even if it is their perception,
that does not excuse letting a customer who has a dinner reservation
sit with nothing but a 1/2 glass of water while people who came in after me were all getting served.
I saw a group of [gay] men come in and immediately they were being fawned over.
The food, when it finally came, it was So Dark I couldn't see the color of it.
SOme of the flavors, though pleasing at first, turned on m y tongue into less than appealing after-flavors.
The soup served in the test tube reminded me of something foul & nothing that should be ingested.
The taste of sherbet I was offered came in a tiny cute cone but
it's sharply lemon flavor didn't do much for me when my dessert [it was competing with] was chocolate sufflet.
I was given a big bag with a box of petti fours and that was another huge disappointment.
Not like any petti fours I've ever seen, they were different colors and shapes & the flavor was confusing, not a dessert in my opinion.
I spat it in the toilet and tried another, it was worse.
A petti four is a small cake with rasberry jam in between,
a dome of sweet creme and a hint of rum with frosting over all.
I don't know what these were!
The Lobster dinner was just "bites" of lobster and other stuff it was too dark to tell what it was.
Some flavors wre good, others not so good.
I think this place is made for people with gastric bypass!
they can shock their taste buds without really eating.

The food and the decore left me asking Why?

Oh! and the canned music was so bad
I had to ask if there was any other place to be to get away from it?!
.. the answer I got was "no".

The wooden floor in the section with the high backed satin seats and chandaliers had blockes of white paint on it too!
I read it was the floor from a barn somewhere in the mid-west.
It was rough and uneven. Again I have to ask, why?
I bet it cost a mint to ship the weight alone! If they wanted used wood what is so "magical" about that wood?
I can't imagine washing those chandaliers?! the hours it takes, what a waste!
their over-head must be sky high!
I didn't count that many chairs ..
my Dad said: x the # of seats by the $ of the meal and + hours of business & the turn-over rate
= that is maxiumum you can make.
My dinner was $70 without any booze.
My guess is they clean up on the booze.
I guess there will always be drinkers who will shell out to look big?
I guess there might be enough rich people in L.A. to eat there regularly.
The other French restaurant Chef Eme used to work at is now closed for lack of business.

Finally, Ortolan's menu appears to be static = unchanging from week to week.
I find that a fatal flaw.
My comparison is to Alice Waters' Chez Panisse in Berkeley.
They are open 6 days and nights for both lunch and dinner.
The upstairs has 3 distinctly different atmospheres and serves both lunch and dinner ala carte.
The dishes change with what is grown or caught fresh that week.
I've rarely had the same thing twice.
All is made there, even the ice cream :9
The downstairs [dinner only] has one menu that changes weekly.
They are packed from the moment they open the doors!
I've blown $50 on a lunch with no drinks.
they charge 18% gratuity plus tax
on top of a $19 entre and $8-10 desserts.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-15-2007 01:12 PM


I took a girl out to The Rivera in Brooklyn, which is a real haughty-taughty restaurant just on the other side of the Brooklyn bridge floating on the water, and looking out to the financial district of Manhattan. The only drinks we had were tea for myself and coffee for her. The portion sizes were small, but everything was fantastic! I mean, the food was so good, there was never any question from the wait staff, "Is everything okay." because they all knew it was. The decor was okay, but the place was more about the wondrous view. We finished everything off with their famous Brooklyn Bridge desert, which was a chocolate replica of the bridge (I have a pic of it somewhere). I think I paid $136 including a really generous tip. THAT was worth every penny.

What you described is a place that won't last the rest of this year unless they plan on changing things. That service you had was inexcusable. I would complained to the manager (or whomever), rather than the waiters.

Your impulse of asking "Why?" makes a lot of sense. Even with the floor <-- What the hell is up with that? The same shit happens in NYC also. People go to these places because it's expensive and want to flaunt how easy it is for them to spend money like water. Critics will give these places rave reviews because of the names associated, or because the staff were aware of their presence, and made sure they got a quality meal.

There's a girl I know who loves going to all of these expensive places. I don't think that I've been impressed by any of the places she's invited me to. Trendy has no meaning to me. I care, like most people should, about the quality of things and places, not how much it costs.

It surprises me that the decor of Ortolan wasn't up to snuff. Most times, if the food sucks, it's the atmosphere that makes up for it... usually the reason why people go some places. It's just all around bizarre if you ask me.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-16-2007 02:44 AM

One of the more unique features, the floor-2-ceiling wall of herbs was near to invisible.
Without daylight from above they had no other lights to show off the plants,
I could barely see the ones at my level.
Cozy it wasn't. Intimate? not without any separation between the booths.
As long as owners are able to make no money and do all the work
(that is how my bar was)
Maybe there are enough gay men with gastric by-passes to keep his place going?
It [i]was[i] open every day but Monday, including lunch.
For that to shrink to just 2 nights a week says it all.

For starters that menu is probably hard to keep up on.
Having fresh lobster at all times must mean losts gets tossed.
I don't think mine was fresh.
The reason Chez Panisse's food is so 5 star is
their menu is drafted each week according to what has been caught & harvested.
It is 100% home-grown and organic.
Picked or caught and served within a day or 3 of consumption.
Not only is there nothing to be thrown away,
every thing they serve is garden fresh.
One lunchtime I asked about an ice cream dessert they had that day
she said, "When it runs out, that is it."
I said, "you can't go get more?"
Her eyes popped as she said, "We make it here & when it's gone it is All gone."

you should come here while I have work to [pay someone] to do and an empty house.

Easter is a great time here! the pollution is the lowest in the spring.
Best time would be just as the clocks add another hour of daytime.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-16-2007 04:14 AM

I wouldn't be able to make it over there for about a month. My landlord is leaving at some point this month, and will be gone until mid-March. I have to be here and take care of everything.

At that rate, Easter time should be fine. I would be glad to help out.

RE: coffee~time - Sebastian - 02-16-2007 01:16 PM

Ah! There bee peeps here still.

Sorry for the lack of attention around here guys.

RE:  coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-16-2007 02:18 PM

jdsalcedo Wrote:

Ah! There bee peeps here still.

Sorry for the lack of attention around here guys.

Yep. Some of us are still hanging around.

Good of you to drop by, JD. I hope all is well!
RE: coffee~time - Guest - 02-16-2007 04:07 PM

Hi JD! glad you remembered the URL!
what's up, doc?

today I talked to the guy who cuts our trees.
He said he'd make a plan for the landscape.
I don't know how it will go yet but I know
the ground cover I have has to go.

There are 3 rooms to paint, not hard but time consuming.
My head is spinning.
There is more work at the other house, stripping wall paper and re doing the walls.
The deadline [for me] to rent this house is June.
I hope to find help to move all the stuff out of here as soon as Charles is out.
He is suppposed to be out by the end of Feb. so I can move in.
Then this house will be vacant/available while the fixing is going on.
I fell asleep in the chair, now I'm waking up just to go to bed.
I"ll be back early a.m.

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 02-18-2007 04:19 AM

It's me. I have been off line in case the gardner is trying to call.
Now that I have to rent to a stranger, not to Charles, it means redoing the ground covering
both front and back.
I am looking at all that beer I have to move and wondering where it will fit?
Bringing things from here to there, there is a limit to what it will hold.
... my head hurts thinking about it all.

anyone wanna buy a Buick????????

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-18-2007 11:22 AM

the drama goes on, the Gardner for some reason doesn't want the work!
Going to his house as he asked but I don't want to.
If I could sell than damn house for enough to float my boat .. but I can't.
Maybe it's time to get my map done again?
Astro-Numeric's Astro-topography Maps show where to find the lines of energy on the planet.
It is said, each line has an energy specific to the planet it maps and depending on how that planet is placed in one's chart you may or may not want to add to that energy.
Here I had lots of planets making lines thru this area but Venus was in the ocean.
the only land my Venus line crossed was Guam!
I can't imagine getting with a "Guamese" but I do long for beaches and palm trees.
I found out the D.A. in Guam is the mother of a school mate so I am nøt going there!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-20-2007 01:20 AM

the gardener's wife belongs to the SGI {the buddhist group run by Disaku Ikeda
They left the Temple rather than try to save the soruce of the Buddhism.
I don't respect that.
The other thing is, the original "party-lines" = the things I was told back in the 80's they are saying "where'd you hear that stuff?"
I said, "that was what was being told when I joined"
Now they have adapted the main priciples to be "Mainstream"?!
I am NOT going to sit in front of that damn box and chant! Never Again!
it makes my skin crawl!
I don't believe in reincarnation either.
..the room fell silent when I said that.
The Brotherhood of Light says "life is spiraling upward, it is not a loop!"
Reincarnation means you become something else/some one else.
I don't believe that At ALL!
It has been my experience that people retain their individuality after leaving the body.
If I do not retain what I have learned but I keep being reborn that is a loop, not progress!
The Buddhists I have known are just as screwy as the born again christians, it's their way or the highway.
The only teachings that seem to allow for all the main belief systems to exist and make sense is the Religion of the Stars.
When the wife started going on about her [wonderful] leader, Disaku Ikeda, I closed down.
She/they may mean well but I want NO part of it!
Her local leader is Mrs. Sugimoto. I used to like her but when Jeri was u nder that death threat I asked her for a prayer for Jeri and she said NO!
Her excuse was "we all have our own karma ..bla bla bla"
Yesterday, The gardner's wife said, "since you won't chant for yourself, I will chant for you"
I said, that is not possible. Mrs Sugimoto said so.
Well now it is permitted? get a grip! they can't keep changing the basics!
I cut Mrs. Sugimoto loose because she wouldn't send Jeri a good wish.
They all seem nuts to me.
The gardener, Ed, he never did the chanting till a few years ago, now he is in it.
He got fat too. and lazy, he isn't saying he will come cut the tree .. I guess I am supposed to chant for it?!
chant this :fu:

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-20-2007 03:23 AM

"... I guess I am supposed to chant for it?!" < hahahaha!!

I had an experience like that. Years ago, friend of mind from work invited me to come to her church one night. She said how they were doing these history lessons, and she knew how much I was into history. Sounded harmless to me, so I said okay, and we went.

She was Pentecostal, and I had no idea what that was other than that she believed in those God and Jesus fellows.
When I got to this church, which was being held in a storefront, and the history lesson was going on, all I could see were agenda driven inaccuracies. I held my tongue the whole time.
The hardest moment was at the end when they were "speaking in tongues." It took so much effort for me to not break out into laughter. I could tell my friend was pretty much faking it. She brought me up front to introduce me to their leader. He asked me what church I belong to. I foolishly said that I don't go to church.
"Oh! Well you should come here, blah blah blah."
"Well, you see... I'm Catholic."
That was followed by a much less enthusiastic, "Oh." and he walked away.
The strength of Catholic obstinance & stubbornness prevailed!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-20-2007 03:26 AM

Good for you!
that talking in tongue is a lot like these guys chanting out of a book they can't read.
I want to have knowlege of and be responsible for anything coming out of my mouth!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-20-2007 03:31 AM

I was over here}
trying to post and keep the site from being shut down.
Remeber him> [attachment=143]

there's a company called The North Face that sells sports and ski wear.
this guy should be their new logo!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-20-2007 03:34 AM

That's an idea...

I did come up with him, but for someone else's comic strip. I'm pretty sure that all of the characters that I came up with for that one-time strip were never used.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-20-2007 04:03 AM

this looks like it}

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-21-2007 03:30 AM {I found a list of people looking to rent { a 73 yr old woman making 25 per hour wants to pay 1,400 for a home.
That's cool but, she sounds like she'll be impossible to get out!
My bet is, she'll retire and become a dead weight.
If this were Berkeley, I'd have to give her $4,500 just to get her ass out!
SHe is looking for a nest and I don't know how long till I want to return here.
How long can I stand to be in that other house?
I don't want a fight to get my house back!
She told me she had to sell her home to pay for her husband's medical, he died.
She made the comment "you are lucky to have the two houses"
that is not what I want to hear, "jealousy" over my position in life!
I am hating this move More than I am liking my life.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-21-2007 03:59 AM

"a 73 yr old woman making 25 per hour wants to pay 1,400 for a home.
That's cool but, she sounds like she'll be impossible to get out!"

How long do you think she'll live?

"She made the comment "you are lucky to have the two houses"
that is not what I want to hear, "jealousy" over my position in life!"

I don't know about jealousy, but it is a dumb statement of her to make.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-21-2007 07:59 AM

dumb? yes, it is revealing.. she is 73 and still has to go to work.
She'll live a lot longer than I want to be out of this house!
she was fussy, "I want it crisp and clean" :rofl:
Oh well .. see my PM?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-21-2007 08:02 AM

someone making $25 an hour could easily afford $1,200 a month.
My fear is she is going to retire and become disabled, then the court
[if this was Berkeley I'd never get her out!]
could side with her.
Now Albany is run by the pod people and I bet it will soon go the way of Berkeley, favoring tenants over landlords.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-21-2007 08:41 AM

Yes, a person earning $25/hr can EASILY pay $1200-1400 in rent. Unless she has around $1500 in other bills and necessities per month...

"Crisp and clean"? What, does she expect you to be there to clean it every week too?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-21-2007 08:59 AM

like I said, that is a wish list you should see what is actually being offered!
She isn't going to find many houses the size of what she is seeking, 800 sq ft.
Figure that most houses cost around $500,000 to buy.
$1,400 won't even carry the loan!
WHo in the hell is going to rent her a house for less than what an apartment goes for?
If she finds one, it won't be "crisp and clean" Most houses are old.
she'll be lucky to find something that isn't in a high crime area.
She will probably wind up in Berkeley as a nightmare for some poor bastard who rents to her.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-21-2007 09:04 AM

If you are able to float your rent in N.J. and expenses out here while you job seek
I'd expect a genuine search to take several months.
Figuring after 2 or 3 months you'd be able to find something better than my old room.

How about registering with some agency here in advance of your arrival?
see what they can find for you?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-21-2007 10:32 AM

yeah, that's probably the best plan of attack.
And like you said, I'm not even sure if I'll like it out there yet. I mean, from the google maps view it looks nice there.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-21-2007 10:42 AM

here is a bunch of info about this area}

I'm still in the Ti book, the pix of Berkeley from the hills looking toward the bay is in the ibook
I think there might be a copy posted somewhere ..

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-21-2007 10:56 AM

I used} Used Computer Store The
2277 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 94704 CA
Mailable Address: 2277 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 94704-1432 CA
call them} 510-548-8686

Here is what my city looks like


RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-21-2007 10:59 AM

that's the view from above the cal campus looking down to the bay is the albany hill and the race track with mt tam in the back and behind it is the ocean. the distance from where this shot is taken and my small house is only about 2 miles as the crow flys. It is a great city for having a bike!
got a bike? Bring it! you won't regret having a bike here

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-21-2007 11:10 AM

I've been wanting to get a bike for a while. Haven't had one since I was 12 or something.

would be nice to have one again!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-21-2007 11:14 AM

try craig's list.
the best mountain bikes are probably in Marin county
lots of cyclists ride Mt Tamalpias.
Mine was about a grand back in 1984
i gotta say, two things I do not share are my car and my bike
I couldn't replace ether one.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-21-2007 11:22 AM

I don't blame you. I never let anyone tough my car. I hate watching the mechanics back out my car from their garage. Most people don't know how to handle cars.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-22-2007 02:27 AM

some people will turn the wheel without rolling the car as they do so,
it grinds the tire into the street.
There is no replacement if it gets hit or the bike gets stolen.
the bike I have has parts on it they've stopped making.
Even my handle bar grips and pedals are items to steal.
The bike's frame is longer than the ones they make today.
Then there are the custom parts too, eliptical chain rings, precision hubs and bottom bracket.
I let my bartender ride it once and the crank started making "crinking sounds"
she whomped on it, powerful and heavier than I am,
she wore my shit out where I never would have!
Don't even ride between gears!
I hear that sound when they are wearing out my chain and my gears!
everytime you let you chain stretch it wears the chain rings wrong.
then, if you change the chain, the rings will start skipping in gear.
they wear together, they get replaced together.
Trouble is, I had to get a whole new crank assembly!
they stopped making the part that fit mine!
Last time I looked I can't even replace my tires!
the ones they had at the store have no sidewall tread!
The best custom bikes are about 2 grand and they are found in Marin County.
one of the best is called Ritchey Mountain bike.
Mine is one of the first Stumpjumpers by Specialized.
I know quite a bit about bikes.
the ones with the springy frames absorb your torque, a stiff frame is faster.
a short-coupled frame is for sprinting, the long frame is for cruising.
straight front forks are for sharp turns; curved/raked front forks absorb shock and are smoother for long rides.
The new bikes put me so far forward! mine I sit behind the front hub, not on top of it!
DO get a bike seat with a gel insert!
Do get a rear rack! not just for groceries but it works as a mud gard.
The best hubs and bottom bracket are Phil Wood
If you turn a bike over, remove the chain and spin the wheels you will feel if the bearings are precision or not.
You can spin my wheels, put your hand on the forks and feel No Vibration at all!
same for the bottom bracket and with Phil Wood, there are no cones to adjust.
Mine were replaced free, after I rode in the bay! don't let water get in your freewheel,
especially not sandy water!
spray tri-flow in the free wheel and on the chain.
Phil Wood told me, when you ride in the rain (and in creeks) afterward,
turn the bike upside down and spin the water out of the wheels and bottom bracket.

I'd LOVE to take a ride thru Golden Gate park! I won't go alone.
some riders can't keep up with my bike and some go so fast we speed thru and I see nothing & I don't enjoy it.
The fun places I'd go if I didn't have to do it alone:
ride the crest of the berkeley hills (need two cars for this)
ride thru the pan handle and g.g. park to the great highway & the ocean
ride thru fisherman's warf and out to the Palace of Fine Arts.
To go in there, you'd need to have a car like my van to hide the bikes in.
(same for the Japanses tea garden in G.G.Park)
The Palace of Fine Arts houses the Exploratorium.{that is work seeing!
There is the Aquarium, the Planetarium and the De Young Museum all together.

There is a ride across the east bay hills (by car) the Redwood road and Skyline blvd.
I have not gone on it for YEARS!
Then there is Berkeley's 4th street, Telegraph Ave, and don't forget Chez Panisse!
there are some places in Berkeley I have yet to go inside.
One is called Jupiter, the other is Venus.
On The AVe{telegraph ave is Raliegh's bar.
That was supposed to be stuart's but his brother got it.
a bike ride from here to the ave is about 2 1/2 miles one way.
I know the easy streets :)
The best beach is up north, called Stinson Beach.
If you wanted to go see the state, I'd send you up the coast.
a town called Bolinas is full of artsy people.
Going up highway 1 you see such beauty!
The farthest I will go is Muir Beach (the dogs are allowed!)
Then south of here, Carmel is just gorgeous!

Tahoe! don't forget Tahoe!
Go up 80 to Squaw Valley, drive around the lake to the south side, there it is Nevada
and there are casinos and dinner shows.
Reno isn't far but my dad headed for Sparks, Nevada.
He said, winning is easier there.
By the spring you will likely still have snow on the slopes but not need chains
to go over the summit.
Go up 80 and come back on 50, maybe take one of those old roads thru the ghost towns of the old west?
there is a show called Bay Area Back Roads if you can, google that for ideas.
you could go a diferent place every day for a week and not see all the beauty in Norther Calif alone.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-22-2007 03:35 AM

I found the Bay Area Backroads show online and bookmarked it. They have the actual show on their site:

Thanks for all of the advice on bikes! My last boss is a mountain bike enthusiast. Last year he went to Fruita, Colorado where they have some crazy biking trails that on the on the spines of large hills. They looked dangerous (and potentially could be), but he showed me some photos, and you have a lot more room to ride than it looks.

I'm not surprised that there's so much to do out there. I'd love to see the palace of fine arts. Sounds cool.

I'll try to stay a little longer than 2 weeks, but a month would be pushing the limit. I know how short 2 weeks can be. My friend in France came here for 2 weeks to visit me. Part of the problem was that we had one week of great weather, and one WHOLE week of rain. Her last full day was the nicest of the 2nd week. There was so much left to do by the time she left, and I crammed as much as I could into that time as possible.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-22-2007 10:54 AM

I think you will enjoy yourself better w/o me.
Every where Charles and I went they called him "my husband"! :puke1:

no body will try to talk to you if you are with someone.
there is stuff to do both inside and out, not worried about the weather.
It usually won't rain for more than 3 days w/o drying out and getting sunny.
if I were you I'd focus on the job search, this is an opportunity for you.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-22-2007 11:58 AM

Well, I would hope you would show me around.

"Every where Charles and I went they called him "my husband"!"

I had a female friend I used to hang out with often. We had the same stigma. She's a good 13 years older, and gay (though not openly).
You and I can hang out, we don't have to be connected at the hip is all.

With the work I'll have to do for you, and job hunting, the pleasure end of the trip is obviously not going to be the focus. It'll be nice to take a break for a day and do something nice.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-22-2007 12:06 PM

you make your list of stops for the job hunt then let me see what is in the area
we can use the job list as a 1st priority and recreate in the areas, get a feel for the neighborhoods.
In the city there are lots of sights to see and jobs to apply for
if you apply in san rafael, marin county somewhere, then we go to sausiltio.
It will work out.
I think you should plan to hit some spots where people your age go.
I don't know where the hot spots are these days.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-22-2007 12:22 PM

People my age? Aren't they married with 2.5 kids? The only way I'll find people my age are either at the bar, or at a party. Unless there's some other venue or event going on.

I took a peek at an SF news blog. I'm sure I'll find something on there. The parent blog is for NYC, and they always have news on events.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-22-2007 12:38 PM

look at events in Berkeley too! the college brings smart sexy girls you might like.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-22-2007 12:49 PM

Hah! They'll make me feel old I'm sure. They already do :P
Eh.. who knows? I'm up for some fun.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-22-2007 11:53 PM

anybody w/o "turkey neck" seems young to me now.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-23-2007 05:32 AM

Anyone who can't remember the cold war seems young to me. I have a friend who was born in 1980, she's not much younger than I, and can't even recollect the Berlin Wall falling.

I still remember the freakin Challenger exploding. I saw it live on TV (but, at that time I was an astronomy nut).

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-23-2007 05:43 AM

In my time we had "duck and cover" drills for "The Bomb"

I happened to catch that Challenger explosion .. I wish I didn't.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-23-2007 06:41 AM

Yeah, it was terrible. Watching the space shuttle launches was something I looked forward to watching when I was little. I was distraught seeing that. I think it was the last one I saw live.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-23-2007 07:34 AM

geeze, poor Anna Nicole.
they are still farking around with where she will rest.
The idiot Judge gave her body to the 5 month old daughter!
Some lawyer is trying to say her Will doesn't count because it was not filed with a court.
I got news for turkey brains, I tried to file mine and I was told
You can't file a Will until the person is dead!
How can anyone do anything but put her by her son?
that mother of hers is a toad!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-23-2007 09:12 AM

It's no surprise that it's become a media circus around it. Plus there are already conspiracy theories around it (2 deaths, loads of money, and a baby in charge of everything, but no one in charge of the her). It's pretty suspicious on the surface.

It's a terrible situation, and I'm sure there are some awful people involved.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-23-2007 04:18 PM

like who ever broke in and stole all her things then took them to the Carolinas?
Her mother is a sasquach!
THat bitch is trying to stop her from being burined next to her son!
That is the one thing both "fathers" agree on.
There is a lawer in charge of the baby.
There is no Will giving Howard anything, nor has he gotten money from the news magazines.
They all seem more like victims than perportraitors to me.
accept that skanly hoe "Virge Aurther"{there is ome selfishly motivated bitch!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-24-2007 05:28 AM

I really haven't been following this. I avoid the news on TV as much as possible.
What's the deal with the mother?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-24-2007 09:19 AM

the (S)Mother is from a back woods town in Texas.
She gets the body there, she has a claim to fame.
The old yettie aught to be bound and gagged then shipped back home.
Today on E.T. I saw "Kimmie" from the Anna Nicole show.
Kimmie lived with Anna, Howard and Daniel.
She said all good things about Howard.
She did say, Anna used Methadone for pain.
I have not heard if the Judge allowed the appeal from the mother to stop the burieal, I hope not!
That "larry birkhead" killed anna as far as I am concerned
anyone trying to come between anna and her child contributed to her death.

I heard teh c'mon for Dr. Phil just now ".. you opened the door and puked while driving?!"
for some reason I find that hysterically funny!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-24-2007 09:50 AM

".. you opened the door and puked while driving?!"

Sounds classy!
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-24-2007 03:34 PM

it gave me a pretty clear visualization .. first I thought about doing it
then I thought about being in a cross walk as this car goes by :puke1: :rofl:
the Dr. Phil show was about some huge woman and a guy so big he can't get out of his room. :puke3:
people feed them or they couldn't get that way.

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 02-25-2007 02:25 AM

I watched the Anna Nicole show.
It was unpredictable .. I taped it.
Why the story has my interest is the shock that she is gone and my anger for the way she is getting treated.
I was glad they found/interviewed "Kimmie" and that she said exactly what I was thinking.
No one made Anna do anything.
enable? maybe but I know from going thru it with my Mom, where there isa will there is away.
She wanted booze & she found a way to get it.

Last night on Larry King Live they interviewed the body guard who rescued her from the Pool [after her son died] and it was his wife, a nurse, who was with Anna at the time of her death.
He said he had to resussitate her from nearly drowing in the pool.
She had to be pulled out from climbing into her son's coffin at his burial.
Also on this show last night were two men who talked about the break in and theft of her things.
one named some names but didn't say who they were or why they did it.
I recorded it off CNN
that old yetti is going to keep her from being buried for maybe another two weeks!
Birkhead's lawyer is such a bulldagger!
Poor Howard!  If he isn't the bio-Dad he'll have to watch the battle of the buttheads between the ol sasquach and the dickhead!

AND! Larry King had the tape w/Anna in clown makeup.
Birkhead's lawyer told a reporter Anna was 2 weeks away from birthing the child when the video of her on drugs was made.
In the video she has a child in a stroller.
I don't think they should have showed the video to the public at all.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-25-2007 09:02 AM

Well, the media aren't there to help or inform people, they're there to exploit and gossip. That's all they're good for.

With people like that following entertainers like obsessive monsters, it stupefies me that anyone wants fame.

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 02-25-2007 09:17 AM

Larry King is one who lets us hear it from the source.
No one else had the body guard on their show.
" With people like that following entertainers like obsessive monsters, it stupefies me that anyone wants fame." {like Britany Shears?
she was shown yesterday. beating the shit out of a car with an umbrella, bald as a billard.
They said the car was "papparazzi" and that she has checked [back] into rehab x3 for this week.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-25-2007 12:06 PM

"she has checked [back] into rehab x3 for this week."
Oh, so that's why it's still news... because she keeps checking herself in and out. What a twit.

To her defense, she is her mother's creation, and it's obvious she doesn't have the right kind of people around her to help her become her own person, let alone a functioning person.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-25-2007 11:58 PM

the rumor is she shaved her head after KFed said he was going to use her hair to have her drug tested!
She went to where he is at, tried to get in (her kids are there) and wasn't let in.
Then she is showed smacking a :paparazzi: car with a umbrella, eyes wild, bald head gleaming in the light ..

Supposedly KFed talked her back into rehab by saying he'd drop a case against her over the kids.

I don't know anything about her OR her Mom.
Neither she, or her music is of interest to me.

Britany has come across my radar for stuff like
almost dropping her kid while carefully not spilling her soda
and "using her infant for an airbag"{ as the news reported it.

in her defense, there was a time when a parent could sit a kid on their lap while driving.
what ever did we do without baby car seats?! I know I never had one.

RE:  coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-26-2007 01:55 AM

Annette Wrote:
in her defense, there was a time when a parent could sit a kid on their lap while driving.
what ever did we do without baby car seats?! I know I never had one.

How is that to her defense when you're talking about something that was before her time? There's no defending her stupidity.

Personally, I don't recall being in a car before the age of 4, though I know I must have been. I'm sure I was strapped into the back seat as tightly as possible, or held by someone else. I'm pretty sure there weren't baby car seats when I was a baby in the late 70's. I could be wrong.
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-26-2007 02:11 AM

I'm pretty sure there were baby seats by the 70's but not laws to make us use them.
We had no seat belts in our car, back then they weren't made with them.
Our old Buick had a big back seat with a rope to grab sewn across the back of the front seat.
I remember standing up and holding on to the rope so I could see over the back of the front seat as we drove.
There was a big difference in the way those big heavy cars were driven.
We'd go from the house to the store and rarely get above 20 mph.
Now I see mothers strapping in their kids then jetting through the neighborhood at 30-40 mph!

as for Brit sitting her kid on her lap as she starts the car ..
it bothered me more to see her let her kid slip out of her arm
while refusing to let go of a soft drink she had in the other hand.
her eyes look so empty and cow-llke

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-26-2007 02:25 AM

There was a big difference in the way those big heavy cars were driven.
We'd go from the house to the store and rarely get above 20 mph.
Now I see mothers strapping in their kids then jetting through the neighborhood at 30-40 mph!

Cars are made to go too fast. My car is built to do 0-60 in a little more than 7 seconds... and it's a cheap car!

I drove an old pontiac. I don't know the model, but the year was 1970, and the damn thing was a boat. I normally drive fast, but in that car, I felt fine going the speed limit. It's not like that car didn't have the horse power, it's just the way it drove.

as for Brit sitting her kid on her lap as she starts the car ..
it bothered me more to see her let her kid slip out of her arm
while refusing to let go of a soft drink she had in the other hand.
her eyes look so empty and cow-llke

I thought I heard that she was driving the car with the kid on her lap. Oh well, shows how much I pay attention to these things.
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-26-2007 10:24 AM

she could have driven.
I saw her trying to get away from the :paparazzi:
she jumped in the car with the kid in her lap.
It looked like she was going to drive away without putting him in a child seat.
It would get tired as hell having :paparazzi: in my face every time I went near a window.
Funny coincidence that Anna Nicole left a message for Britany on her video and that Brit's shit is hitting the fan at the same time as Anna's.

Anna reminds me of Colleen but I don't know anyone like Britany.
No girl I ever knew of shaved their head!
Oh wait! Eda did.. but that is because it was falling out from the chemo.
Not the same at all.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-26-2007 10:35 AM

I knew a few girls who shaved their heads back in high school. It's another rebellion/attention sort of thing.

RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 02-26-2007 10:48 AM

Frankybonz Wrote:

I knew a few girls who shaved their heads back in high school. It's another rebellion/attention sort of thing.

:ROFL: in my day it was a mark you'd been institutionalized for a woman it would mean the Nut House!
I'd be looking them over for scars from brain surgery!

In my time it was rebellious to grow your hair and not style it.
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-26-2007 10:53 AM

you know there were a couple of girls who shaved their heads and cut swastikas in their foreheads
.. they were members of the Manson family!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-26-2007 11:04 AM

^ HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! :laughhard:

When I "rebelled" against my parents, it was with words, not the weak symbolic or self destructive action of the rest of my generation.

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 02-27-2007 01:20 PM

this says craigslist has listings for jobs too}

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-27-2007 01:40 PM

I've been looking there too

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-28-2007 10:46 AM

there is an (un)employment office in Berkeley.
I wonder if anyone can go in and look for work?
Maybe all you need is a residence in the area?

Did you find any agencies around here?

I'd be looking at jobs within the University and the State and even the City.
Working for some thing rather than some one seems safer for your future.
Barbara works for the State.
She was working for the school distrivt, something about those old punch cards.
Then she took computer programming at the junior college and has been able to move around the state, not losing her retiremen.
She worked for the Universityof Calif. too, in their "genetic disease" branch.
From there she moved to the Public Utilities Commission in S.F. and then to the Highway patrol.
From there she is now working for C.A.L.P.I.R.G. in Sacramento.

Were you able to find a way to apply for State and or University jobs?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 02-28-2007 11:31 AM

I found a few agencies, but they (so far) look sketchy. One place, just from their FAQ didn't look promising.

And no, I haven't thought about working for a university. That's a pretty small area for what I do, unless I want to do something that's not creative, or teach, which I don't have the credentials for.

It's crazy how I'll be there in less than 2 weeks!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 03-01-2007 02:41 AM

and only for two weeks :(
the more I look around me the more I see that needs fixing :sigh:

shoot at everything you see, ya never know ...

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 03-01-2007 02:58 AM

about UC berkeley, there are jobs unrelated to schooling.
Charles used to work at a restaurant on campus.
There is the student union, I'd go there and sniff around.
"if I enroll here what are the job prospects in this area that pay }name your wage"
in other words, getting the answer to this question will give you a clue to where to apply.
If they said you'd have to relocate to find a job in your field that would be good to know.
At Cal, I went for a counseling appointment to talk about why I should go there and what to take.
The counselor turned me off completely by saying
"we are all in this office because we can't find a job in the field we got our degree in."

the ibook is still running like crap.
I went to the mail folder and deleted all the letters in the account I think has the troubled letter
It took about five min to even begin to delete the trash.
it is going sooooo slowwww .. it is not going at all.

You should call me so we can get to each other w/o internet.
I have no budget for repairing this.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 03-15-2007 01:12 AM

To catch up ...
Sunday I drove Frank to the southern most end of the G.G. bridge by way of G.G.park and Haight / Ashbury.
There were surfers under the bridge and boats going by.
We went by the Palace of Fine Arts but didn't go in. (The Exploratorium takes hours to see)

Monday we had lunch at Chez Panisse :yum:

Yesterday we got the toilet fixed but not the heater :(
and we went to a few spots he'd found for Graphic Designers.

The rug is out on the front lawn.
It was so stinky I had to rip it out before Frank could stand to be in the house!
Now I gotta find a way to get rid of it ..

So funny to me! I'd washed the bedsheets from the futon but there was so much dog hair on them
any movement & you'd see the hairs fly thru the air.
That grossed Frank out so I bought the best bed sheets I have ever seen
(600 thread count) I look forward to experiencing them.

today I hope to drive to the top of Panoramic way, show him
the [best] view & get to use the digital camera he brought for me.
He said it takes short movies! It sounds fun!
I get up about 5-6 a.m. and get tired at 5-6 pm
I'm afraid I am an old fart now ...

J.D. are you reading this?
Mary fucked up.
Frank is easy to be around and he doesn't smell stinky like a lot of men do.
When he talks he looks you in the eye and his eyes focus {a sign there's someone @home.
If you could jump on a jet and come out, you two could go to all the spots I am too old for!

When I was in L.A. w/Charles I kept getting accused of being his wife :ew:
The worst was when the thought I birthed him :bebehatches:

I know no one will come up to him if I am there so
I am going to try to get him to go out with Charles or on his own.

RE: coffee~time - Sebastian - 03-16-2007 07:19 AM

"I get up about 5-6 a.m. and get tired at 5-6 pm
I'm afraid I am an old fart now ..."

You and me sister! ;)

Wish I was there as well now that the carpet is gone ;)

Update on me:

I've just been appointed "Marketing Communications Officer" here at my current job - which simply means they finally thought up a title for what I've already been doing for almost a year now.

"So does this mean a raise?" I asked.

"No, it's kinda like a 'lateral shift'" my ex-boss explained.

So now I'm in Marketing with a new layer of management on top of me asking me to do all sorts of shit.

"We need the website to conform to the new standard by the end of March." they said.

"Ok. I'll need Adobe CS plus Dreamweaver - licensed."

"How much is that?"

I told them.

"That much?"

"Well I could go with CS only as long as there's Go Live."

They did some figuring..."Ok, we still have budget for that."

So it got ordered, it took a couple of days for the CD's to get to me. I installed it. Illustrator (check). Photoshop (check) InDesign (check) Acrobat (check) GoLive...GoLive...There's no friggin GoLive!

So I installed GoLive CS 30 day demo in the meantime because I can't wait any longer since the fucking ugly template is there and up and if it ain't done our currently butt ugly website will remain as it is.


RE: coffee~time - Annette - 03-19-2007 01:24 AM

I guess Franky will know what you are talking about?

Yesterday we went to Sausilito, then I took him to Telegraph Ave. {what a dive!
We drove thru the Haight last Sunday but didn't stop, too crowded!
Haight Ashbury looks better than Telegraph but there's no where like Sausilito = so pretty and friendly!

I was resting in the van while Frank walked the strip and a man came to the car
he had a big wide [santa claus] smile and he said, "your keys are in the door lock"
I swear, it feels like if you dropped your wallet you'd get it back!

Sausilito is a vision worth painting no matter where you stand or where you look.
Even the people are prettier there.
A woman police officer was walking the beat.
She said to me "cute dog" (talking about my 4 yr old) I was thinking "cute cop!"

We walked along the main street, looking in the shops.
There is a section of the main street that has access to the bay and my dog wanted so much to go for a swim!
I'm sure she could have if I were willing to let her.
We saw a seal swim by and baby crab hiding in the rocks, sunning themselves.We took pictures of a man building sculptures with rocks.
He'd pound out a spot on one so it would balance on top of another and he was making "statues" of piled rocks that looked like sentrys looking out over the water.

That street is great for people-watching! So many custom cars and bikes!
I saw a guy go by in the bike lane riding one of those self propelled standup scooters!
They cost about 3 grand and they go in the direction you lean.
I'd LOVE to live there!
It has been the same wonderful place as long as I can remember.
I used to go there for rolling papers and exotic pipes back in 1970.

I got an ice cream cone for $3 {that is a lot! but it was Deeelicious! :yum:

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 03-25-2007 11:23 PM

"what is good :luck: "} having the ibook break
just at the right time so Frank would be here to fix it.

He was able to replace the hard drive [with one twice as big]
and replace 128 of ram with 512 .. I can't wait to try it :bounce:

I guess he better not move out here or this forum will curl up!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 03-28-2007 02:31 AM

tomorrow Frank takes a plane back home :(

RE:  coffee~time - Frankybonz - 04-01-2007 03:23 PM

Annette Wrote:

He was able to replace the hard drive [with one twice as big]
and replace 128 of ram with 512 .. I can't wait to try it :bounce:

Fixing that iBook has become a story on its own. Replacing the HD was a big pain in the ass! I'm pissed that it has been freezing ever since though.
RE:  coffee~time - Frankybonz - 04-01-2007 03:35 PM

jdsalcedo Wrote:

Update on me:

So it got ordered, it took a couple of days for the CD's to get to me. I installed it. Illustrator (check). Photoshop (check) InDesign (check) Acrobat (check) GoLive...GoLive...There's no friggin GoLive!

So I installed GoLive CS 30 day demo in the meantime because I can't wait any longer since the fucking ugly template is there and up and if it ain't done our currently butt ugly website will remain as it is.


I wish I could say that things work better over here on average. The place I had been freelancing at has been better than most places I have worked at, but they still have issues with people having mix-matched software and fonts. As usual, I end up playing tech support just to make my own life easier.
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 04-02-2007 01:43 AM

I don't have time for starting from scratch to learn how to fix this.
I'm spent in more ways than one.
any suggestions?

things are not proceeding smoothly with the dozens of things that must be done
before I see any cash come in.

I am not going on line for anything but things that will make me money.
.. searched craig's list today, crossing fingers I find a NICE person with MONEY!

RE:  coffee~time - Sebastian - 04-02-2007 08:08 AM

Annette Wrote:

I don't have time for starting from scratch to learn how to fix this.
I'm spent in more ways than one.
any suggestions?

things are not proceeding smoothly with the dozens of things that must be done
before I see any cash come in.

I am not going on line for anything but things that will make me money.
.. searched craig's list today, crossing fingers I find a NICE person with MONEY!

I don't know any of those either.

Hi guys. :)
RE: coffee~time - Guest - 04-10-2007 11:02 AM

I thought I found a tenant but today she was a No Show! :stoptheinsanity:

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 04-10-2007 02:00 PM

That blows.

I'm sure you'll find someone.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 04-13-2007 01:02 AM

she was so thrilled, for her not to show up makes me think my radar is trashed.
Minuette had to be put down yesterday.
then the young one came into heat...
I doubt Ted an make puppies but if he did what then?

These 3 old guys probably won't make it thru the next year.
she and I will be all by our selves if she doesn't do something this time.
And if she does, do I move again?

at the dog park they are planning more building .. right on top of my spot!

this goddamn world sucks too much for me.

RE: coffee~time - northfork - 04-13-2007 04:54 AM

"at the dog park they are planning more building .. right on top of my spot!"

wow that sucks

most people dont appreciate parks!

RE:  coffee~time - Frankybonz - 04-13-2007 07:34 AM

Annette Wrote:

Minuette had to be put down yesterday.

Awww... Sorry to hear that.

Are you hoping for "the young one" to get pregnant?
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 04-14-2007 04:16 AM

"Are you hoping for "the young one" to get pregnant?"

I was till I saw a bunch of bueaucrats at the dog park, mapping out my favorite spot for some more damn buidling..more of their evil commerce.

I realized yesterday that it has been years since I 've had picnics and barbiques like we used to do all the time.
There is no one to have them with!

I'm feeling pretty pissed off and disillusioned.
I am not feeling "fun" so then pups wouldn't like to live with me.

Del is starting to talk about "when she gets too old to do things for herself"{my support system goes when she does.

Colleen called but as soon as she heard I was on a bummer over losing Minuette she rushed off the line rather than try to cheer me up.

Gail called, she was a real help.
Talking to her made me feel better but she has been w/o kidneys since 4/20/06
It is still a balancing act to keep her alive.
She said she wants to visit and will come out for lunch as soon as she is able.
She actually had me laughing and feeling good till we had to hang up.
I've only seen her twice in two years, it just isn't enough!

Sure I'd like pups from these guys or the whole line ends here.
.. then there is the reality of what that would mean if I am over the dog limit again.
I am still waiting for something to feel fun enough to reach for it!

thanks to you and to Norhfork for coming here.
It is the only social life I have now.

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 04-22-2007 12:58 AM

sounds like someone after my own heart! you Go Girl!

Armed Miss America 1944 stops intruder

Fri Apr 20, 8:16 PM ET

Miss America 1944 has a talent that likely has never appeared on a beauty pageant stage: She fired a handgun to shoot out a vehicle's tires and stop an intruder.

Venus Ramey, 82, confronted a man on her farm in south-central Kentucky last week after she saw her dog run into a storage building where thieves had previously made off with old farm equipment.

Ramey said the man told her he would leave. "I said, 'Oh, no you won't,' and I shot their tires so they couldn't leave," Ramey said.

She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-caliber handgun.

"I didn't even think twice. I just went and did it," she said. "If they'd even dared come close to me, they'd be 6 feet under by now."

Ramey then flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911.

Curtis Parrish of Ohio was charged with misdemeanor trespassing, Deputy Dan Gilliam said. The man's hometown wasn't immediately available. Three other people were questioned but were not arrested.

After winning the pageant with her singing, dancing and comedic talents, Ramey sold war bonds and her picture was adorned on a B-17 that made missions over Germany in World War II, according to the Miss America Web site.

Ramey lived in Cincinnati for several years and was instrumental in helping rejuvenate Over-the-Rhine historic buildings. She returned to Kentucky in 1990 to live on her farm.

"I'm trying to live a quiet, peaceful life and stay out of trouble, and all it is, is one thing after another," she said.

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 04-25-2007 02:41 AM

$4,500 spent and no tenant
wish harder or I'm in real trouble!

RE:  coffee~time - Frankybonz - 04-25-2007 06:51 AM


$4,500 spent and no tenant
wish harder or I'm in real trouble!

You've been in my prayers since I got home.
Have you posted in Craigslist and other sites?

Great article above! I love stories like that.
RE: coffee~time - Guest - 04-28-2007 01:02 AM

bad, bad! they listed me in the wrong Albany! as in N.Y.'s .. now I can't find my listinng anywhere on their site!
I am getting pissed off by all the rejection, I feel it is part the house and partly me they do not warm up to.
yesterday I didn't go there, it is just too draining!
never ending mess, clean one thing and ten more come into view.

there are [suddenly] tons of other openings for rent at cheaper prices, mostly 2 bedroom apartments.

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 04-28-2007 01:05 AM

sounds good about your job interview ;)

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 04-30-2007 03:31 AM

what's with the new 'members'?

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 05-02-2007 12:44 PM

today a young couple liked it enough to lay down 800 deposit for a june 1st move in date. :woohoo:

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 05-14-2007 12:36 PM

The other night on Leno this woman brought out one of these [attachment=157]
ever hear what it is they do?
I swear, I thought it was all b.s. not K.S. :lol:

This, evidently, is true:

the Kopi Luwak story

The Luwak (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) denizen of the coffee (kopi) plantations of Java, Sumatra, and Sulawesi, eats only the ripest coffee cherries.

Unable to digest the coffee beans the Luwak graciously deposits them on the jungle floor where they are eagerly collected by the locals.

The stomach acids and enzymatic action involved in this unique fermentation process produces the beans for the world’s rarest coffee beverage.

[attachment=158] :ew:

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 05-16-2007 04:27 AM

Yup, I've heard of this. My sister had some of that coffee when she was in college. Her roommate was from Singapore. She brewed up some of the coffee, and offered it to my sister. After my sister commented on how good it tasted, that's when her roommate decided to tell her how it's made. You can imagine how my sister felt after that.

Her roommate also snacked on chocolate covered grasshoppers too. They eat weird stuff out there.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 05-17-2007 04:17 PM

"You can imagine how my sister felt after that." {not really :barf: :puke1:

I should never travel!} "Her roommate also snacked on chocolate covered grasshoppers too"

..speaking of traveling, what about France? are you going
before you become steadily employed and can't go?

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 05-19-2007 06:03 PM

I'm too tired to sign in .. delete the spammer

I think I hear what Vicki hears .. it is a hum coming from the HD

sooooooo tired!
one more week and I had over the keys to the renters.
I laid the fake lawn today and they let their dog play on it.
He is a 5 month old husky but he is small and very very sweet!
Got to get a new door handle for the front door, it is actually the one from the bathroom door.
lots more to do down there.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 05-21-2007 03:11 AM

The following is an actual advertisement in an Irish newspaper.
Automobile for Sale
1985 Blue Volkswagen

Only 50 miles. Only first gear and reverse ever used.
Never driven hard. Original tires. Original brakes.
Original fuel and oil.
Only 1 driver. Owner wishing to sell due to employment lay-off.

Photo attached ---

RE: coffee~time - Sebastian - 05-22-2007 05:39 PM

hello all - swinging by for now


RE: coffee~time - Annette - 05-22-2007 11:45 PM

Who's the guy with the gun? [attachment=162]

RE: coffee~time - Sebastian - 05-23-2007 10:12 AM

he's mike hammer from the film noir classic "Kiss Me Deadly".

Nice chap. If you don't answer his questions he slaps you.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 05-24-2007 12:12 AM

I didn't see that movie.
There was a tv series called Hammer .. a guy and a gal, "detectives" I think
they went around busting bad guys.
Your guy looks like a "bad guy"

I saw in your profile: "where are you?" and you answer "behind you with a gun"

Do you like to shoot guns? I do! [attachment=163]

RE: coffee~time - Sebastian - 05-24-2007 12:29 PM

That's the same character played by Stacey Keech (?) in the TV series.

The only gun I shoot is the one for making babies with. :p

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 05-25-2007 12:35 AM

jdsalcedo Wrote:

That's the same character played by Stacey Keech (?) in the TV series?

No, who ever "Mike Hammer" was in the tv series I never saw him in anything else.
That Stacey Keech has a hair lip :ew:
I remember him from a CHeech and Chong flick.
jdsalcedo Wrote:

The only gun I shoot is the one for making babies with. :p

Led Zeplin called it a "love gun" but
the analogy has me thinking it is the wrong choice for a metaphore because
:woody: one is meant for giving life, the other is made to take it away udie
:madmama: this site refused to accept my image!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 05-25-2007 05:41 AM

Hey JD! How's tricks?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 06-01-2007 02:38 PM

Jd, where'd ya go?? the old forum is sending email again!
tou left those two "kids" at the age of 8

RE: coffee~time - Sebastian - 06-01-2007 02:46 PM

I remember! Damn!

*thinks of typing*


RE: coffee~time - Annette - 06-02-2007 01:01 AM

got :writers_block:

RE: coffee~time - Guest - 06-07-2007 02:46 PM

what's the difference be tween bigfoot n an intelligent man? - rumours persist .
bigfoot has been glimpsed... a time or two

... talking about

A couple from Minneapolis decided to go to Florida for a long weekend to thaw out during one particularly icy winter. Because both had busy jobs, they had difficulty coordinating their travel schedules. It was decided that the husband would fly to Florida on a Thursday, &the wife would follow him the next day. Upon arriving as planned, the husband checked into the hotel. There he decided to open his laptop &send his wife an e-mail back in Minneapolis. However, he accidentally left off one letter in her address, & sent the e-mail without realizing his error. In Houston, a widow had just returned from her husband's funeral. He had been a minister for many years, who had been "called home to GLORY" following a heart attack. The widow checked her e-mail, expecting messages from family &friends. Upon reading the first message, she fainted &fell to the floor. The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mom on the floor, & saw the computer screen which read:
"To: My Loving Wife" "From: Your Departed Husband" "Subject: I've Arrived!" "I've just arrived & have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was. P.S. Sure is hot down here!"

A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places. Up to that moment, he had been happily listening to his Walkman.

This is a joke that should bring you luck.

An elderly woman walked into the Bank of Canada one morning with a purse full of money. She wanted to open a savings account and insisted on talking to the president of the Bank because, she said, she had a lot of money. After many lengthy discussions (after all, the client is always right) an employee took the elderly woman to the president's office. The president of the Bank asked her how much she wanted to deposit She placed her purse on his desk and replied, "$165,000". The president was curious and asked her how she had been able to save so much money. The elderly woman replied that she made bets. The president was surprised and asked, "What kind of bets?" The elderly woman replied, "Well, I bet you $25,000 ! that your testicles are square." The president started to laugh and told the woman that it was impossible to win a bet like that. The woman never batted an eye. She just looked at the president and said, "Would you like to take my bet?" "Certainly", replied the president. "I bet you $25,000 that my testicles are not square." "Done", the elderly woman answered. "But given the amount of money involved, if you don't mind I would like to come back at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning with my lawyer as a witness." "No problem", said the president of the Bank confidently. That night, the president became very nervous about the bet and spent a long time in front of the mirror examining his testicles, turning them this way and that, checking them over again and again until he was positive that no one could consider his testicles as square and reassuring himself that there was no way he could lose the bet. The next morning at exactly 10 o'clock the elderly woman arrived at the president's office with her lawyer and acknowledged the $25,000 bet made the day before that the president's testicles were square. The president confirmed that the bet was the same as the one made the day before. Then the elderly woman asked him to drop his pants etc. so that she and her lawyer could see clearly. The president was happy to oblige. The elderly woman came closer so she could see better and asked the president if she could touch them. "Of course", said the president. "Given the amount of money involved, you should be 100% sure." The elderly woman did so with a little smile. Suddenly the president noticed that the lawyer was banging his head against the wall. He asked the elderly woman why he was doing that and she replied, "Oh, it's probably because I bet him $100,000 that around 10 o'clock in the morning I would be holding the balls of the President of the Bank of Canada!"

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 06-14-2007 02:24 AM


RE: coffee~time - npalmtree - 06-14-2007 09:43 AM

Hi ya..this place is very speedy with the the servers. :parrot:
I wish I could get to this place at work. They are a bunch of internet blocker nerds. I can't even check gmail. I get quite a bit of down time at work and would like to do something other than read news or check the weather.
Today I got this from Digg **believe it they let me look at Digg**

What American accent do you have? (Best version so far)

My Results:


You have a Northern accent. That could either be the Chicago/Detroit/Cleveland/Buffalo accent (easily recognizable) or the Western New England accent that news networks go for.

Try it here:Quiz

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 06-18-2007 04:20 AM

I got northern also. Totally inaccurate. There's no mention of other pronunciations, like the word "orange." Some pronounce it with an "O" sound and where I'm from in the north east, we say "are-ange". Another example is the word "presentation." I have a friend from upstate NY (one of the highlighted sections for northern), and she pronounces it "pree-sentation." where I say "prea-sentation" ("ea" like "bread").

The other thing is that, having lived in New Jersey for most of my life (20 minutes from NYC), I can tell you that in that small little state, there are several different accents there depending on the area (and I don't just mean neighborhood).

Suffice to say, I was surprised at how short that quiz was.

PS: Please don't kick me for taking something like this too seriously :-P

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 08-02-2007 06:48 AM

I'm using this like we used to do until that shout box is private.
I have [accidently] blocked ALL new registrations
I'm thinking of leaving it so, since we have brought everyone here ourselves
accept "Bullet" who seems to have passed right through

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 08-07-2007 01:43 PM

I guess that's fine. It'll keep the spammer from trying to do anything for a while.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 08-08-2007 12:56 AM

aren't you curious as to who it was?
I'm puzzled as to [what is] their reward for wasting the time it takes to register
.. over and over and over
the old setting would alow two names to sign up from the same IP every 24 hrs.
maybe that kept them from making more each time?
coming back again and again is just seems nutty.
They could have left a link to a spam site but they don't
I do not see their motive unless it is just to harass.
that's what makes me think it is someone we know.

thinking of looking thru the old forum's user list of IPs they registered with
but it is gone from the Cp {thanks, (s)limez

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 08-08-2007 08:38 AM

It could be someone you or I might know, but there is still the possibility that it was a bot-spammer.

Online con artists seem to have all the time in the world to do what they do. Now that more and more people are getting educated, I really wonder who's getting fooled other than the elderly or stupid kids. I mean, where is it worth while as a full-time crook?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 08-09-2007 03:10 AM

The person using this IP likes to set their board time for -12 hr.
The "bots" do not [that I have seen] set the "time" inside their profile.
And the spammers at the other sites Always leave a link to some crap site in their profile.
I've deleted posts from spammers, written in"gibberish" but the words are links.
I strongly feel this one IP is a person, not a bot.

If I believed it was just a bot that'd be a way to dismiss it = not much point in giving it another thought then.
I could give it some genuine effort and crack Who IS using that IP?!

I know I have pissed some people off that are the type to waste their time doing idiot pranks.
I'm on somebody's mind ..
lately I have been getting those messages to sign in @spysUc and read my PM's
Of course I am not going.

Now no one can register here without asking one of us to let them in.
That doesn't matter because in over a year of being here
no [active] member has tried to join; everyone here was invited in.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 08-15-2007 11:23 AM

open the chat room and maybe we will see each other?
even if you are not in the forum the chat room can keep us connected.

rotty is in there, stinking it up :doodoo:

RE: coffee~time - npalmtree - 08-24-2007 09:37 AM

hi, I looked at the chat room..finally. My god I have been so busy and and quite burnt out from life and work. Yes I am switching jobs again..every time I get a different job I get a raise! I have only one more week at the hell hole I am at..and then 3 days off and start the new job. I have learned Cardiac imaging and just hate it. My new job is scanning all the freaks of the world...drug addicts, crazy people and just plan nut balls. I will be working for a private individual and so far I really like her..we will see...the best part is I can be very flexible with my schedule.
The best news of all is I have the new imac and I got it free (almost). My almost 3 year old mac just died...I had Applecare (only 2months left) and they just told me I could exchange it for a new mac!!! I had everything backed up so it was not too bad to set it up. I am thinking about trying out boot camp, but I need to buy a copy of Windoz.
I just hope to find more time to chat here soon.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 08-25-2007 05:10 AM

:palmtree: :cheer: I missed you :NO:
I wish I knew to open my chat room when you were in there!

:rasinettes: :rockband:
and a rose for you too} :roseblooms:
to your new job :thumbup:
I hope you come back in those few days you just mentioned
got any new :paparazzi:
seen mine in screening room?

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 08-27-2007 02:08 AM

Congrats on the new job and the new mac, npalmtree!

Btw, is there really a need for you to put windows on your mac, or are you just messing around with it. You have to keep in mind that you have to pay for both Vista and Bootcamp, so it's not a cheap experiment, if that's the case.

RE: coffee~time - npalmtree - 08-30-2007 10:43 AM

I just want to mess around with it. I do not have a windows machine in the house and sometimes certain sites need windows. I would only use it for those things. Right now the mac is running so smooth that I hate to spoil it with windows. I can not believe how fast it is compared to my old G5.
I have been messing around with my phone lately..learning about trixbox and asterik. Sunrocket screwed me.

RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 08-31-2007 01:51 AM

npalmtree Wrote:

Sunrocket screwed me.

ooo, sounds hot!

Are the specs different? why is the new one faster?
I think mine gets faster every time I zero over all and do a clean install.

Can't you use Opera to pose as I.E.?
Mozilla will, but I don't think you can get Mozilla any more :(

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 09-16-2007 03:05 AM

News Today: Mad hippie shoots plane out of sky


I'm so fucking mad ... a military jet BLASTED over us on Thursday
at what felt like + the speed of sound!
It was so low and going so fast, both me and the dog thought we'd had it!
That is not something a good government would do, take a risk in such a heavily populated area.
Our government isn't good, it's evil.
No news casts reported on it.
I want an explanation!
If they were not chasing Osama, WHO IS THE ENEMY?!"

I'm starting to think that 9/11 is just the beginning and because they got away with it they think they can do anything!

seen Invasion of the Body Snatchers?
I saw the original and the remake w/ D. Sotherland now there's a 3d one coming out.
I think it may not be so fictitious after all.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 09-28-2007 01:48 AM

npalmtree, I C U have ICQ 2!


what can we do with them?
I was just over there and it looks like a meat rack!
I don't see how to find you?
what good does it do to have ICQ?
something is written here}
:parrot: .. wonder if I'll be able to see this? :parrot:

yep, it works
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-03-2007 05:36 AM

what the hell time is it? the phone won't give the time, the VCR and the TV don't agree
is it time to bend over, place your face between your thighs and kiss your sweeeeeet ass God-Bye?
there's a sensor at Devil's Postpike that's going nuts.
Frank Condon posted a quake alert for so. calif.
he is measuring stress around the cajon pass area

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-03-2007 05:44 AM

by TV, do you mean the channel that gives you the channel listings? That would be most accurate.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-03-2007 05:47 AM

Where's your post????
Frankybonz has just replied to a thread which you have subscribed to at It's Over Here! . This thread is titled coffee~time.

Here is an excerpt of the message:
by TV, do you mean the channel that gives you the channel listings? That would be most accurate.... (visit the thread to read more..)

To view the thread, you can go to the following URL:

There may also be other replies to this thread but you will not receive anymore notifications until you visit the board again.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-03-2007 06:00 AM

That link brings me to the another other page, which has your last post (we might have the post per page setting different). My post is there.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-03-2007 06:06 AM

the reply-to-post notice to your post above tokk me back to my own post, just like the one before it did.

how inconvenient!

can you change the number of posts so that more [per page] will show?
more topics should show inside each forum section too.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 11-03-2007 06:08 AM

can you change the number of posts so that more [per page] will show?
more topics should show inside each forum section too.

yup, you can do that in your profile to whatever number you want.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-30-2007 09:00 AM

I did the correction in the CP for everybody, by default.

I opened the registration again but it may not stay open.
some creep signed up at the original forum today.
He left a web address to a pr0n site in his profile and I deleted it!
I'm not going to let him in either!
a bit more of that and the forums will vanish once again

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-30-2007 09:11 AM

Sebastian Wrote:

hello all - swinging by for now


Good Grief who's that?! [attachment=267]
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 03-14-2008 06:52 AM

Hi to Sabastian/intreppiddreamer/etc..

where's npalmtree? no hear from in waaaay too long!!!
everybody else at least emails me, how do we know you are alright?

any body else like Amy Winehouse? [in Music section] I can't get her tunes out of my head!

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 03-29-2008 02:47 PM

I'm not too crazy about Amy Winehouse.

I've been listening to this local, nyc group called Apes & Androids. Very weird, in a Frank Zappa, P-Funk sorta way. I don't know if they take themselves seriously, but they're really good musicians.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 03-29-2008 03:46 PM

I hope Northfork sees that post
he put a link you might like in his post ... in the amy thread

I like Amy! :grin:

RE: coffee~time - npalmtree - 05-18-2008 10:32 AM

Glad the forum is back.

RE: coffee~time - Frankybonz - 05-21-2008 01:32 PM

Hey! Glad to see you made it back here, npalmtree! Annette will be especially happy.

RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 05-23-2008 02:19 AM

npalmtree Wrote:

Glad the forum is back.

Yay! :99:  
does that mean u'll be back soon?

[quote frankybonz] Hey! Glad to see you made it back here, npalmtree! Annette will be especially happy.[/quote]

you got that rite!  it's Great to see the both of you!
npalmtree, have you met
RE: coffee~time - Annette - 07-04-2008 07:11 AM

Hi! :wave: where's everybody????????????

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 07-25-2008 01:51 AM

Are the codes for the emoicons working in here?
They showed up in the post preview but not in the actual post :(

boy am I going thru changes [attachment=329]

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 09-09-2008 07:44 AM

"Hi to who ever you are" :wave: I see browsing the forums ..
I see IP's from Germany, last night it was russia.
Kind of exciting .. lots of bots but some are not.

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 09-15-2008 01:33 AM

this place sure is busy {talking about all the IP addys I see browsing

slide over and give me some :coffeecake: in case the gif won't show} [attachment=351]

Welcome to my Inter-Galactic Coffee Shop and Pub

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 09-26-2008 03:03 AM

:welcome: I see a guest viewing the forum from Latvia(LV) in region Eastern Europe

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 09-26-2008 12:40 PM

Hello to you in United Kingdom(UK) in region Western Europe! :cheers:

do you like Amy Winehouse?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 09-30-2008 01:11 PM

we've been off l ine for 3 days! Nice to be back

hello to our guest from Germany(DE) in region Western Europe :wav:

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 10-03-2008 02:29 AM

glad to be back on line!
the host did something that took a bunch of our forums off line all weekend!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 10-03-2008 02:36 AM

I see we have a guest from Russian Federation(RU) in region Eastern Europe [attachment=374]

why don't you join us?
I'd love to swap stories about what our worlds are really like

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 10-07-2008 02:13 PM

do I see frankybonz?
wow! aloksave and now franky just when I was about to think no one would come back.
so good to see the both of you!!!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 10-07-2008 02:35 PM

OMG Purush!!! I don't believe my eyes!!!!!

how are you?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 10-08-2008 01:37 AM

I see we have a guest from Russian Federation(RU) in region Eastern Europe
* waves hello* :cheers:

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 10-09-2008 08:38 AM

Hello to you from Ukraine(UA) in region Eastern Europe & ~ Welcome ~

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 10-09-2008 11:17 AM

this is amazing!

Hi to our guest from Japan(JP) in region Southern and Eastern Asia

Wow, how'd you find us? can you read the forum?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 10-10-2008 12:18 AM

good morning to Junie Moon!

and hello to our guest from Germany(DE) in region Western Europe

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 10-10-2008 12:35 AM

Hello to you from Korea, Republic of(KR) in region Southern and Eastern Asia

:wave: :hello: {what's with the gifs?!

FRANKYBONZ, I NEED U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 10-11-2008 02:05 AM

Greetings to our guest from Saudi Arabia(SA) in region Middle East :waves:

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 10-14-2008 12:59 AM

:wav: hello to you from Czech Republic(CZ) in region Eastern Europe

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 11-13-2008 11:50 PM

Hello to our guest from Germany(DE) in region Western Europe

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-19-2008 12:28 AM

what's the newz?

[attachment=447] for me it is SNOW!!!! [attachment=447]

Tues morning I drove over the hill as snow was falling.
know those toys that are a scene in a globe of water?
.. turn it and see the snow swirl? it was like being inside one!

Last night the stuff was still on the ground!


Snow is very rare around here .. "once in a blue moon .. "

double click the snowman to see it move}

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 12-30-2008 05:35 PM

On New Years Eve we have to leave
Another year behind
We wonder what the future holds
What changes we will find.

When the bells ring out at midnight
And a new path is there to tread,
Go forward with hope in your heart
And welcome the New Year ahead.

thanks Hemdale, that one ^ is nice :)


Click here to watch NEW-YEARS-28 {just listen, the image quality isn't worth the watching

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 02-13-2009 11:43 PM

so far this year sucks [attachment=467] how about you?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 03-21-2009 12:51 PM


RE:  coffee~time - Annette - 01-03-2012 10:30 AM

Annette Wrote:


that post was March 09.. you think that was bad?

what about March 2011? f-u-ck-u-s-h-m-a the C is silent but deadly like Caesium ..

There's been upheaval on every continent! civil unrest .. push has come to shove.

The world really may be over by next Christmas & the end of the Mayan calendar.

Happy New Year?
geeze .. & & beyond nuclear try democracy Now on link tv or Free Speech

It's a question .. what will it be like on New Years 2012?

RE: coffee~time - Annette - 01-29-2012 08:27 AM

I got the most beautiful email the other day!

this is Venus and the Moon as seen by my Very special friend  


thank you So Much for letting me know you are thinking of me