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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by CanadianChic, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. SFrazeur

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    Merry Christmas people!

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  2. ilovecarlos

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    Merry Christmas everyone!
     
  3. slice bh compliment

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    Julmust, jaaaa!
    Actually the little import shop in my neighborhood stopped carrying it (b/c I'm one of the few to have bought Julmust in yrs past). So,I will either have to find a Scandinavian deli or make a trip out to IKEA this year.

    Well, in any case, a virtual round of Julmust all around!
    Cheers, gang! Have a wonderful Christmas.
     
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    Merry Christmas, all.
     
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    Thanks ILC.

    I may have indulged in a few too many of the Passion Fruit Mojitos tonite.

    :oops:

    J
     
  6. Leelord337

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    Miss u guys. Tt doesn't wk on my pc anymore so on the blackberry which takes 4evr. So merry christmas 2 all and 2 all a good night
     
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    Here's wishing my favorite friends at the Bar a merry christmas, and a great year ahead.

    **waves**
     
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    ^^^^and where the heck have you been lately, young Ananda?^^^^
    We've missed you!!!!!
     
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    I am here, where else could i go ?

    "I keep watch ! "
     
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    Merry Christmas to you all!

    Here, have some Julmust everyone! Oh, and I brought some "Jansson's Frestelse" (= Jansson's Temptation) for you all to enjoy with the Julmust!
     
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    lovely selection Ananda....much appreciation.....

    *****heavy sigh****

    OK...so pretty much everyone knows that this is ILC's annus horribilous, as far as appliances go, right? Nothing can possibly be left to die, right? RIGHT?????? WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Had the tv on in the living room, went to the kitchen to check on dinner, came back to living room to find a dead tv........sound of blowing taps....
    yes....it was the oldest set in the house and yet another hand me down...but sheeeeeesh I mean really. The good news is I'll join the 21st century and get a nice sized flat screen and really enjoy the OZ Open even more in January, but OMG...my poor bank account. Does anyone have Pres. elect Obama's ear? I could really use a nice stimulas check....hell...any checks will do. Am thinking 36 inches...I think 780 dpi is good enough for me.....anyone have any brand suggestions for me?

    Think I'll have a double brandy alexander....haven't had one yet this season...and dagnabbit...I think I deserve it.......:oops:
     
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    haha !
    Just got up from a sleepless night, meself, although no one i can hold responsible for.
     
  14. Mike Bulgakov

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    The Bistro television is not working...in fact, none of the electronic devices are working. ILC! She is face down on the bar and snoring, while Pussy Galore kindly blots the drool with a towel. I slip a Consumer Reports and 49ers scarf into her purse and let her catch up on her sleep.

    A hurricane (made with Jahvid Best rum), please. Oh, there is a square of Jansson's Frestelse left in a pan. I am not so sure it was left here in the last few hours, but I am sure it is still good.
     
  15. Kaptain Karl

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    * * * Special Report ***​


    Bistro patrons, we have just learned your Proprietor, Canadian Chic, is among an oddly select group of TT-ers who inexplicably cannot access TT or TW. Our Technical Response Team is working on the problem and we hope to have CC back in the Bistro ASAP. (But we have no prediction on "when" that will be.)

    If / when we have updates, you will receive another Special Report.

    P.S. CC would like you to have free hot beverages [non-alcoholic] and all Breakfasts are discounted 50% until she returns. Please remember to Buss your own tables.

    * * * End of Special Report. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programs.

    - KK, Moderator
     
  16. CanadianChic

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    ^^Hey KK, thanks for the update but I see that none of my 'loyal' patrons have been too terribly concerned. Pffft! And yet they have no problem suckin' back the free beverages and discounted breakfasts you so graciously offered. *fights the panic at the prospect of tallying the months losses* ;)

    For you, my favourite gent from Colorado I will keep the hot water on for your preferred hot chocolate and will now retire to the back office for a much needed rest. Thanks for getting the problem fixed for me so quickly - it is muchly appreciated. :)
     
  17. topspin

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    Welcome back CC. Just for the record, I was too distraught at your absence to enjoy any of the free beverages, lol.
     
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    Excellent response Topspin. lol. I hope you had a great Christmas holiday. I was surprised that I couldn't access the forum although perhaps it was for the best. My absence saved everyone from my annual drunken speech to all the patrons (no one really needs to read through the rambling and I'm inevitably always a little embarrased the next morning).
     
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    The Piraty Lil Varmint is saying WeeWeechu to everyone at the door. Could be a little high. Finally decoded that to mean:

    "Weeweechu a merry Christmas,

    Weeweechu a merry Christmas,

    Weeweechu a merry Christmas,

    and a happy New Year."

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!


    [​IMG]
     
  20. Mike Bulgakov

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    Hey, the bar is clean, the television and karaoke machine are working...CC must be back! I hope she hasn't had a chance to watch the surveillance footage.:oops: I guess the Bistro is charging for drinks again.

    Hi, CC, glad to see you back at the Bistro. A glass of Stolichnaya, please. Incidentally, a kitten with a gun wouldn't let me in unless I promised not to sing on the karaoke machine.
     
  21. topspin

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    CC, I have been away from this board for a few years and had no idea you gave an annual speech. **gets up and yells "speeeeech....speeeeech"**. LOL hope you had a great holiday too. I ate a lot and won a huuuge bottle of wine at my work holiday party:).
     
  22. CanadianChic

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    Awww... *blushes like a school girl* ;) Why thank you Mike. I believe the little furry one is on a mission to puncture a hole or two into a certain bubble which rolls around the Bistro from time to time.

    Interesting that the tapes are missing for the time that I have been AWOL and our sweet co-proprietor Fee has been out of town. Interesting indeed! ;) Here is your Stoli Mike...I'll bring out a plate of cream cheese tortilla wrap tapas for you to munch on (I just couldn't find anything raw or bloody no matter how hard I searched.) ;)
     
  23. CanadianChic

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    Sorry but I need to be inspired and the moment has passed. There will no doubt be tipsy comments made but I'm afraid the holiday speech will have to wait a year...trust me when I say you should consider yourself lucky. :shock:
     
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    I was crying because you haven't logged on in a while CC. They weren't tears of joy...but tears of sadness.
     
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    ^^^welcome back CC, i was also without tt, no tt, no tennis, make lee go crazy, :p, haha, but i'm glad you're back. i really miss the bistro omelette that only you can make, scrum diddly umptious
     
  26. Fee

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    I was out getting egg nog, vanilla ice cream, rum/brandy mix, and more champagne for New Year's. Did I miss anything?
     
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    Fee!!! Egg nog. Can you believe that I've actually never tried that?
     
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    Yes, I can. It's not the widespread libation that I once thought it was. If you are ever offered it, be prepared to dislike it unless it is prepared the following way:

    put some really good vanilla ice cream in a glass, not much this is not a milkshake.

    pour the egg nog over the ice cream

    pour some rum n brandy mix over the egg nog (not much, you can always add more)

    mix with a spoon just enough to combine

    shake some ground nutmeg on top (or grate it freshly, even better)

    Enjoy!

    Some people prefer to grate a little bit of chocolate over it, but I think that's too sweet. It should be frothy and thickish, but still a bit light. If there's too much ice cream it will be too thick and give you that stick in your throat feeling (eww gross). Yes, it's a very fattening, diet killing beverage, one of the worst out there. :)
     
  30. CanadianChic

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    Fee! Glad to see you back and hope you had a great holiday with the family. You haven't seen the missing surveillance tapes anywhere in the back office have you? I have searched but suspect they may have been removed from the premise in an effort to cover up some holiday hijinks. DEDAN! You've gots some esplainin' to do!!
     
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    It is not often I see an image that makes me laugh because it is cute so I have to share:

    [​IMG]

    -SF
     
  32. topspin

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    I think I saw a squirrel run off with the missing security tapes.
     
  33. Mike Bulgakov

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    That was Dedans. He was wearing a squirrel costume and chasing after ILC, who was also wearing a squirrel costume. I pretended not to notice and didn't want to ask any questions. Many patrons have reasons why they don't want those security tapes to be found.
     
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    I think we need a 3rd proprietor. I understand the holidays make people want to celebrate a bit more than normal, but I won't be around nearly as much after January 1 and CC is likely to be snow bound a few more times before Spring.

    Who is worthy of consideration for this awesome responsibilty? Peter? Topaz? SF? It has to be someone who can keep an eye on the inventory and isn't afraid to poke Dedans with the broomstick if he's on the celing fan for too long.

    I'm going to bed, I'll need a good nights rest to clean up tomorrow morning and prepare for the festivities. :)
     
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    LOL. I am surprised Dedan's managed to fit in, but he did!

    [​IMG]

    Here he's trying to conceal the tapes.
     
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    Auld Gin Fizz

    Please refer any and all MISSING TAPE-RELATED questions to my secretary, Ms. Rosemary Woods.

    ILC my comely kumquat, that squirrel suit suits you very well....um!...what a cute lil' tail you have~! "happy new year's" cyber-kiss 11:59:50-12:07:36..... ~~

    Fee, the EGGNOG is yummy. Is that nutmeg or hashish shavings on the top?"happy new year's" cyber-kiss 12:07:37~~


    Canadian Club: To quote Elvis-the-Pelvis (singing the Dwight Yoakam version): "we can't go on together, with suspicious minds..." I mean, where's the love, Great White North hostess-with-the-mostess from above? "happy new year's" cyber kiss 12:07:45~~

    And Mikey Boogaloo, why the mad, rash rush to pin the tail on this donkey (i.e. me)? Besides, I always thought what happens in Le Bistro stays in da' Bistro.

    Sentinel, ananda, Shooter, Leelord, topspin et al.....a SAFE and happy new year to ya all.

    Peter, Gott Nytt Ar!..SKOL!
     
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  37. Sentinel

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    It's 2 minutes to the new year, and who else has no life ? Sitting on my comp hacking away at a software I am writing.

    Thanks for this wonderful funny thread guys, .... well IT IS NEW YEAR HERE NOW !!!

    Wish you all the very best for 2009.

    ILC, hope your appliances and neighbours (those manly men ;-) ) will all behave!
    Love and best wishes, Sent.
     
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    Happy New Year Sentinel!

    Thanks to whoever cleaned up last night while I was sleeping ( I really thought the Aussies would wreck the place, but it looks like they partied, cleaned up, and left a pitcher of bloody Mary behind. Cool.)
     
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    I'd better wish you all a happy new year already although it is some hours still to go here. Gonna watch some hockey game first (Sweden-Russian in the Juniors world championsship :) so I might miss doing that later on...
     
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    Phew...just a quick dash by to say Happy New Year's to all...just got my power back after 9 hours.....unbelievable wind today....CC...you were missed very much and check the receipt book in the desk top...the tabs are all up to date....
    Being a big smarty pants I thought that I'd get the crockpot going this morning with a veggie soup to feed us all for a day or 2...then bam....the power blew...had my freixenet outside so it didn't lose it's chill....very glad the power returned....my nose was getting cold and the temps in the house had already dropped into the 50's (f)....
    Ahhhh.....about the squirrel suits....ahem....Beloved...we must seek out a new venue where we can play our little reindeer games...
    Stay safe....stay warm...stay well hydrated (hiccup) to all our dear bistro peeps....see you all in 2009!!!!
     
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    Happy 2009 everybody.
     
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    I agree a third owner may be what we need here. I believe those you listed as well as a few others would do an excellent job, but I am putting my vote behind ILC. She is usually the one to open the Bistro, tends to be the main chef and has kept a dutiful eye on everything (one) during our respective absences. Whaddya say Fee? Hey ILC? Feel up to the challenge?



    My apologies for suspecting you my favourite lyrical genius of the written (typed) word. Please accept my New Year kiss and continue to wax poetic for the delight of us all. ;)

    Hey you! I just started a thread on this championship. I am very excited to see a certain country booted out tomorrow. :twisted:


    Thanks ILC. That's too bad about the power. It's a good thing I have a candle collection for the unfortunate event of a power outage. *evil grin*

    I wish all in the Bistro a belated New Year's greeting. Peace, health and happiness to all in the upcoming year.
     
  44. AM28143

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    nevermind . . . (see next post)
     
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    A story and a question for CC and other female TWers:

    So I was on a date with a crush of mine. (OK, well, it wasn’t really a date; it wasn’t planned or anything – we just ran into each other and decided to grab lunch. But, you know, it had that certain feel to it.) And everything was going smoothly. By dessert, my charm was intriguing her, I could tell, and I cracked quite a few good jokes (half of which she laughed at; a quarter of which she giggled at; and another quarter of which she smiled at, acknowledging my effort).

    Anyway, after she had finished her double fudge sundae with an artificially red cherry on top, we split the bill and split out of the restaurant. Before going our separate ways for the day, she promised to call me - tonight - "and do something fun.” I, naturally, welcomed her offer and thought "how sweet life is."

    However, as I was walking away I light a cigarette and she, from some 50 feet down the road, saw me and, I think, gave me a disapproving glare. Well, to make a long story shorter, the night came and passed without a call from her.

    Do you think my nasty habit ruined my chance with the could-be-dream-lover of my life?

    -Adam :)
     
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    Hmm...I would say she doesn't approve of the smoking from the look you say she gave you, but something could very well have come up that prevented her from calling you. Or, maybe she put the suggestion out there in the hope you would take the hint (and the reins) and contact her. It's hard to tell without knowing more about her or the given history between you. If I were you, I would give her a call tomorrow (mid afternoon) and ask if she'd like to go to a movie the following (not the same) night. This is important because most women do not like feeling their time is unimportant or that they have nothing going on that they would jump at a moments notice for a date. Anyway, tell her in an offhanded manner that you'll even leave the bad habit at home for the evening. If the smoking does bother her, this will appear as a sacrifice which she will appreciate. If she doesn't care, she'll let you know. Smoking is an addiction, but is not the entirety of you (IOW, you can quit over time if necessary...it's not a third arm here). If she's interested she'll be patient and support you quitting as opposed to condemning you for it.

    After the movie, suggest a coffee and let her talk more. Tell a few less jokes and do a little more listening. My suggestion. Good luck! :)
     
  47. AM28143

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    Thanks CC.

    I may - if I work up the courage - do that.

    To answer your question, she and I were in the same 19th century English literature class (which reminds me, she is fond of Jane Austen) and we have maintained a casual friendship ever since. I see her, um, probably like once a week . . . but usually at a party or when we are with a large group of people.

    Thanks, again.

    And, oh yeah, what movie? Any suggestions? I already saw Milk.

    -Adam :)
     
  48. CanadianChic

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    Has she ever expressed an interest other than friendship with you? Does she flirt verbally, what does her body language say to you, and how does she act towards you while in a group of people? I ask these questions because I want to see you approach this situation with a chance at success while still respecting the friendship.

    As for the movie, I would suggest The Curious Case but always give her the choice of movie.
     
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    She flirts a bit. But she does that with a lot of guys. I can get her to blush, sometimes, when I compliment the way she looks (not in a sleazy way). Does that mean anything?

    -Adam :)
     
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    Sure it does. She is flattered and a little flustered by the attention, hence the blush. I would take the leap and give her a call. What is the worst thing that could happen?
     

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