Chatty Kathy thread for the week of November 26th 2007

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss Poi

This is another way to earn or keep active member status;)

Moving

Well I,am finally getting out of Chesapeake and moving to Surry VA. My wife and I stayed at the new house that my fourth son built for us over the thanksgiving weekend. Were moving there this weekend permanently. My wife calls surry the Land of OZ! really laid back. kinda like Mayberry and andy griffin. Ten acres of property and the house is 3800 sq foot. Nobody around me or near me. The big problem is they don,t have cable or dsl out there yet and I,am not going back to dial-up. I,am going to look into satellite, so I might me down for awhile
Till then God Bless all of you and have a great Merry Christmas!
Richie

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Richie

That sounds really nice

That sounds really nice Richie, did you see that Raybonz now has his brother on the site?

Miss POI

Surry County

Richie ... did you buy Michael Vick's house??

Seriously though, Surry Cty is real nice - good luck with the new house and get back here soon!

Good luck with the move.

Good luck with the move. That's some beautiful country in VA.

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Buona Fortuna e Buona Natale

Richie all the best to you and your's this Christmas, and Happy New Year too (in case we don't hear from you)! Hope all goes well with the move. smile

I'm sure Santa will find your new digs without any problems, I have it on good authority that he's using a TomTom this year! wink

Mike L.

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most dangerous cities

Dancing with the Stars

Man, Marie was horrible last night!!! What kind of dance was that???

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With the Exception of Richmond, CA>>>

geoff2005 wrote:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312106,00.html

ive only been to Oakland.

I only got as far North as Bizerkley...I have been to all of them :S smile

Regards, Ted

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What are your Top 5 favorite North American Cities? >>

Not including your home town, which leaves Philadelphia off my list:

For me:

Boston MA
Miami FL
Quebec City PQ
Portland ME
Santa Fe NM

Regards, Ted

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high wind

Not much to say.....except I have a day off from work(Ya!), it's my youngest sons B-day (2yr), and we have a high wind alert for today and the next here in good ol SW Michigan.

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I agree. I'm still mad that

I agree. I'm still mad that Sabrina is gone and my wife, the 90210 fan, is upset that Marie beat Jenny.

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Steve

Sabrina was the best

stevek8n9 wrote:

I agree. I'm still mad that Sabrina is gone and my wife, the 90210 fan, is upset that Marie beat Jenny.

Yeah, my wife doesn't like sabrina but agrees that she was better then anyone else. I am mad that she went too.

Marie should have gone before a lot of people if you are judging her talent in dancing. But she has a very strong fan base and cute personality, so she stayed!

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Votes

Besides her fan base I'm sure she is getting some help from sites like votefortheworst.com (although I see nothing about Dancing there).

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fav

TMK wrote:

Not including your home town, which leaves Philadelphia off my list:

For me:

Boston MA
Miami FL
Quebec City PQ
Portland ME
Santa Fe NM

Regards, Ted

havent been to many, but it would be
Honolulu
NYC
Vegas
Orlando
San Fran

Top 5 favorite cities?

Here's my picks...

1. Taos, NM in the wintertime. Aaaah the skiing... and you gotta eat at "Fred's Place". You won't believe the atmosphere in the place and the food is out of this world. I give it a 9. Plenty of good b & b's around Taos also.

2. Denver, CO. In the Spring time. You gotta eat at "Casa Bonito". I have never been in a place that has 6 working registers to check people out of a restaurant. With people diving off cliffs, the train rooms, the western rooms... and the food is fantastic. I give it a 8.5.

3. Chicago, IL. There's a German restaurant on Adams street that has cathedral ceilings painted in the motif of Leonardo De Vinci. Magnificent! Worth seeing. And those Germans know how to put the foods together. I give it a solid 8.

4. Carlsbad, NM. Of course one must see the "big room" 700 feet below the surface in the caverns. The food there is not so good like about a 3 maybe. But after the caverns, eat at the La Siesta in Carlsbad. The Senoritas there will keep your plate filled until you can't walk out of the place. And the food rates a 9.

5. Catfish Junction, IA. It's a little spot in the rode west of Des Moines, but for $7.95 you get all the vegetables, fresh fried catfish and all the trimmings as long as you can eat it. It may be a spot in the road, but you better get there before 5pm if you don't want to have to wait an hour to eat. It may not be much for atmosphere, but the food is super! I give it a 9.

6. Boston, MA. To walk the freedom trail, be in Cheers, sat at the stool where Ben Franklin used to eat a bowl of oysters every single day... and to reminiscent in the history... and then to eat at Charter's Lobster House. It's a bit expensive (about $26.00), but you'll get about a 3lb lobster cooked to perfection with all the trimmings. For Boston, that's not toooo bad. LOL. I give it a 8.5.

7. And last, San Jose, CA. The REDWOODS are simply majestic! Amazing to see a tree 300-400 feet high and 36 feet around. My 5'7 height felt so small in comparison. And to eat... Well the Blimy Steakhouse is worth going to. They have the bull riding in the center and someone is always riding the bull.. some even fall off really fast. But a good Prime Steak will set you back about $22.00 and it will be cooked, well you won't believe that steak can be that juicy. I give it a 9.5.

Yeah, I know, I can't count. But, now you know some places DW and I have been. smile

Dancing With The Stars

So what did you think about tonight's outcome??

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Denver

xnman wrote:

2. Denver, CO. In the Spring time. You gotta eat at "Casa Bonito". I have never been in a place that has 6 working registers to check people out of a restaurant. With people diving off cliffs, the train rooms, the western rooms... and the food is fantastic. I give it a 8.5.

Excellent...I'll be in Denver for a day next month and was looking for a good place to eat. I notice that Garmin has it named Casa Pointe.

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Happy with results

sandman wrote:

So what did you think about tonight's outcome??

Wife and i were very pleased!!!!!

However, each time I see sabrina dance, I am like, "Dang she is good!!!!! She should have won"

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Me Too

asianfire wrote:
sandman wrote:

So what did you think about tonight's outcome??

Wife and i were very pleased!!!!!

However, each time I see sabrina dance, I am like, "Dang she is good!!!!! She should have won"

I think the three top dancers were Helio, Mel B and also Sabrina. However Helio was more fun to watch and really showed more enthusiasm than the rest. Anyone of the three could have won and I would have had no problem as they were all terrific.

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I like sabrina and helio,

I like sabrina and helio, wife liked helio and...well helio.

sabrina was prettier then helio...lol.

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South Park, anyone

xnman wrote:

2. Denver, CO. In the Spring time. You gotta eat at "Casa Bonito". I have never been in a place that has 6 working registers to check people out of a restaurant. With people diving off cliffs, the train rooms, the western rooms... and the food is fantastic. I give it a 8.5.

Ha, ha!!! So, that is a real place after all. On one South Park episode (takes place in CO), Cartman gets all excited because he's invited to a place called Casa Bonita, which is actually correct Spanish. "a" denotes feminine and the adjective that follows it must, also.

The place was complete with the cliff divers and most of the other stuff. ROFL Hope I can check it out someday.

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DOH

DOH

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"west of Des Moines" where?

xnman wrote:

5. Catfish Junction, IA. It's a little spot in the rode west of Des Moines, but for $7.95 you get all the vegetables, fresh fried catfish and all the trimmings as long as you can eat it. It may be a spot in the road, but you better get there before 5pm if you don't want to have to wait an hour to eat. It may not be much for atmosphere, but the food is super! I give it a 9.

What!?!!?? No address??? GPS coordinates????

There you went and got my wallet smiling and my mouth watering, but no way to find the place.

That sounds like a great location to have saved in the GPSr for the next trip to Iowa.

Helio

Anyone have any Ideas or know why Helios Fiancee left him? Personally i think his partner and hime did more then dance. On another note i Like Sedona Arizona...it is gods country.

Yup, Sedona is great. My

Yup, Sedona is great. My family lives in Prescott.

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I don't know about you

nyph8011 wrote:

Anyone have any Ideas or know why Helios Fiancee left him? Personally i think his partner and hime did more then dance. On another note i Like Sedona Arizona...it is gods country.

I don't about you, but dang, if my man (if I was a woman) laid TWO KISSES like he did and spent all his time racing and dancing (hence not with me), heck I would get rid of him too. Plus, I couldn't compete in talent and looks with JulieAnne.

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HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR SCREEN NAME

I wanted to start a new thread, but it doesn't have anything to do with GPSr, so I am posting it here.

How did you come up with your screen name? This isn't a reply to the above, just a new topic that I was wondering about and is for everyone to answer.

I got mine years ago. I wanted ppl to know that I was asian and a friend of mine said that I (like all aries)had a hot temper, so I chose that. Of course, I was also hoping that ppl thought that I was hot...didn't work...lol (until the bunny came out of me).

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Screen Name

Years ago, before Al Gore invented the internet I ran a BBS (on PcBoard) that was humor oriented. Quackin' Up was the name I came up with for the board and it has been with me ever since.

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I was on the cray supercomputer at my office>>>

asianfire wrote:

I wanted to start a new thread, but it doesn't have anything to do with GPSr, so I am posting it here.

How did you come up with your screen name? This isn't a reply to the above, just a new topic that I was wondering about and is for everyone to answer.

I got mine years ago. I wanted ppl to know that I was asian and a friend of mine said that I (like all aries)had a hot temper, so I chose that. Of course, I was also hoping that ppl thought that I was hot...didn't work...lol (until the bunny came out of me).

and input a logarithmic formula based on the Enigma machine of WWII and compounded by the current 128SSL encryption key standard designed to create a foolproof screen name. After a 14 day, non-stop, analysis it told me to use my initials smile :)

Regards, Ted

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Screen Name

"Spider Elliott" was a character's name in a book published in 1978.

Peter Elliott was the oldest child with three sets of twin sisters. He used to read Spider-Man comics to his baby sisters who started calling him "Spider," and the name stuck.

I've used this moniker since 2001 for another group, and it was a convenient one to use when I signed up here and was asked for an e-mail address.

I doubt anyone here knows the name of the book anyhow.

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That was pretty funny

That was pretty funny TMK. I work with crazy super computers too, at Cape Canaveral. They told me to just stick with my aol screenname of 17 years. Don't know if Al Gore invented the internet back then, but Gopher and Veronica were both Republicans. (P.S. some of you might have to Google "Gopher and Veronica")

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I too had a BBS before Al's

I too had a BBS before Al's invention
Home Boy BBS

my handle was jImiJiVe
after the invention of the Inet,every forum i tried to join Jimijive was taken so i changed it to jimbo

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Buffett is the name of one

Buffett is the name of one of our cats and he is a Maine coon cat. Hence buffettck = buffett coon kitty. Easy 'nuf to remember. smile

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quackinup

jimbojive wrote:

I too had a BBS before Al's invention
Home Boy BBS

my handle was jImiJiVe
after the invention of the Inet,every forum i tried to join Jimijive was taken so i changed it to jimbo

I've been lucky and never run into a problem using quackinup anywhere, although I did notice for a while that someone was using quackinup.com when I checked to see if it was available. Was a store selling christening clothes. Didn't make sense to me. I could have seen it if there was a duck theme on the page, but there wasn't. But, it seems to be available again.

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coon cat

buffettck wrote:

Buffett is the name of one of our cats and he is a Maine coon cat. Hence buffettck = buffett coon kitty. Easy 'nuf to remember. smile

I have never heard of a coon cat. Google'd it, they are cute! My daughter wants one now.

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The lesson here is>>>>

asianfire wrote:
buffettck wrote:

Buffett is the name of one of our cats and he is a Maine coon cat. Hence buffettck = buffett coon kitty. Easy 'nuf to remember. smile

I have never heard of a coon cat. Google'd it, they are cute! My daughter wants one now.

Never Google stuff you don't know in front of your kids smile :)

Regards, Ted

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My choice in cats

If we were to get another cat I would like to have one of these http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphynx_(cat)
We had two cats in Philly and they left hair everywhere. One was a maine coon and I really loved her, she was taken in by the people that bought our house.

Miss Poi

Sphynx cat

miss poi wrote:

http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphynx_(cat)

Good grief!

It looks like a feline greyhound!

Got two tabbies, one medium-long hair, the other short hair. You can guess which one leaves hair(ball) all over the place.

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Screen names

asianfire wrote:

How did you come up with your screen name?

Mine is a concise, one-word description of me. The first place I used it, you were limited to 8 characters, hence the spelling.

On the other hand, my computers (and any software that snoops into them for my identity) think I'm Jethro Tull.

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Yikes!

TMK wrote:
asianfire wrote:
buffettck wrote:

Buffett is the name of one of our cats and he is a Maine coon cat. Hence buffettck = buffett coon kitty. Easy 'nuf to remember. smile

I have never heard of a coon cat. Google'd it, they are cute! My daughter wants one now.

Never Google stuff you don't know in front of your kids smile :)

Regards, Ted

Especially Googling anything "kitty" or "cat"!!!

Maine coons are some of the coolest cats. They get really big and are just lovable clowns. I know mine is. He has a really interesting personality. He also brings our shoes upstairs and leaves them in interesting places. The only thing small about them is their wimpy meow. It sounds pitiful and cute all at the same time.

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Tomorrow

Yaaaayyyyy, tomorrow I should get my windmill! Unfortunately I will lose my COW. sad

What am I going to ride when I'm tilting at my windmill?

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Wait!!!!

My windmill is aready here! Yaaaayyyyyy

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