Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by CanadianChic, Dec 9, 2006.
*Prepares two Strawberry Daquiri's and sits down at a table with CC*
WooHoo!!! Free beer for everyone! Bartender - please charge the lottery...
Happy Times are here again!
Todays tennis results from our league match:
My No 1 Singles match: 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
My Doubles match: 6-0, 7-5
I played _horribly_ *horrible* in the first set of the singles match. So I decided to stop playing my primary game and just start pushing the ball back to my opponent and see if he would make a mistake first. Worked really well. Boring but...
So - Free beer for everyone!
After some cold weather here in Arizona, it's finally straightened out and now the highs are about 80 degrees F, (that's about 25 degrees C).
So far I haven't had a cold or the flu this Winter. Maybe that's because of the flu shot I got?
Woo Hoo! Jumps up and down...am getting outa Dodge for a bit....
Sis in law has invited me down to coastal Georgia for the weekend....I must say, it comes at a great time....I need a little get a way....palm trees, coastal islands....oysters...gulf shrimp...beer....beer...beer....oysters...shrimp...beer...burp..beer...
^^^ Have fun and put down some seafood and a couple of frosty ones for me!
I will be very jealous up here in the cold.
Will do Jo11y....just heard the news...we're due for snow all day Tuesday...yipee! We've only had a dusting so far....hopefully we'll get a nice amount...I won't break my back shoveling...it'll be pretty...it'll be a good excuse to stay in...watch tennis and sip hot cocoa with a little somethin somethin.....and count the days until my Friday getaway!!!
^^^What?!? Snow? On Tuesday?
^^^^Yes!!!^^^^ Actually, look out your window....it's snowing now...just a bit....I heard the weather report just now....snow tomorrow and part of Wednesday!! Do teachers turn their pj's inside out too????? Look forward to hearing about your trip to Fla and playing with Drak, Bailey and the boys from SF chapter!
Just got my itinerary from Sis in law....Saturday night, gambling boat with my Bro or nightclubbing with her....Sunday...reservations at sports bar for super Bowl...Monday...oyster roast.....Tuesday I sleep in a bit and fly home that night.....looking forward to it!!!!!
Makes mental note to forward above winning strategy to old buddy somewhere down under at email@example.com !
Did not know Georgia is coastal !!! Thought it was land-locked. Okay just checked, yeah it does touch the Atlantic. Wow - hope u get clear weather!
Thanks....however the weather doesn't really matter when it comes to being down there...it's always fun...the Bro has a Range Rover and drives across the bridges to St Simons and Jekyl Islands even in strong cross winds...Bro was an Eagle Scout Bro has a well stocked bar...Bro and I both love to cook....doesn't get much sweeter....
Please bring back some pralines from the Savannah Candy kitchen. Thank You
Got you covered.....think I can get some at the Jax Airport.....
Wow long time since I've visited lol
Anyway, was hoping you guys could give me advice on this. This is what's up...
Valentines Day is coming up soon, and our school has this thing where you can send these fancy chocolate roses to someone for 5 bucks and you can send them a note with it. Just to recap, I got rejected by a girl awhile back, but we're still friends an all even though we dont talk much.
Anyway, I was thinking of sending her a rose with a note saying "Happy Valentines Day! ". I wouldnt say anything except that and just keep it simple so it wouldn't send any wrong messages. I guess I might still have feelings for her, but I don't show it. I'm one of those unreadable guys. Nobody can know how I feel by just looking at me, its pretty much impossible. I show the emotion that I want others too see and nothing more.
I'm not going to push it with her though, as she's made it clear how she feels. What's funny though is that she's rejected like 10 people before me. Whoever ends up going out with her is one lucky guy:shock:
Back on topic... I was thinking of sending her the rose... My heart says do it, but my brain is telling me I'm too inexperienced to really know what's best. What would you say if a guy sent you a rose and you were in my situation? Would it be looked as a creepy thing to do? I mean it as a friendly gesture, but I want to make sure she would see it that way too. I don't know,I just thought this would be a nice thing to do, but maybe not?
Also, who are the right people to send roses/gifts too? If there's a girl I talk too alot but haven't made a move yet, would it be better to just get to know her better and then get a gift? Is there some basic guideline on this I should know that would help me make decisions on my own?
Thanks a ton for your help guys. I would ask my friends...but all of you have been through highschool and have dealt with this, and I'm pretty sure you'll give me better advice than my friends
If you can afford it, send a rose to two or three girls that you consider 'friends' that way none of them will freak out and you can just say, I just wanted you to know that I'm glad we're friends. Its sweet, sincere, and non-threatening.
By the way, between high school and my first two years of college, I ended up dating a few guys who started out as just friends. The more I got to know them, the more attractive they became, so don't knock being friends with someone.
thanks for the advice Fee, I really appreciate it. So I guess my heart was right to send the flowers lol. I'll get my allowance for February soon, so i'll be able to afford it. I just wanted to make sure it wouldn't creep anyone out. I guess if I just keep the note casual/friendly I should be fine though
Nice avatar btw I need to watch Clayton play sometime, see for myself if hes worth all the hype he gets around here
Excellent stuff B! I hope you have a great time and de-stress the body and mind. Enjoy the warm breezes, the sounds of the water, and a huge plate of raw oysters with a tall glass of milk. I've always wanted to try sucking those bad boys down whole. Have fun!
Raw oysters. Yikes, sure they don't cause salmonella or anything tricky.
Do you have the the same guy in you av as Fedace?
EDIT - Didn't see the sig first:
'Alex Clayton avatar added to remove the Fedace curse.'
*****jumping up and down!!!!*****
All is right with the world!!!! My Beloved has become unbanned!!!!! Just hope he goes back in this thread to see the lengths we have gone to rescue him and that he was always in our thoughts..... Hope to have the ceiling fan going by the end of the day....hopefully he will grace us with his presence
Banned, but don't break.....
(car comes screeching to a halt....sound of a body being dumped onto the cobblestone side walk....car 'peels' off....staggers through swinging-saloon-front-doors.....)
Sentinel, thank you ever-villiglant Sentry for noticing the empty ceiling fan. And Mikey thanks for covering my back; the "penchant for cross dressing" had me laughing/crying in my jail cell. Special thanks Fee for the reach-out inquiry. ILC, the "signature" is back ... in the words of lil' Stevie "signed, sealed, delivered...." ;-)
CC, even though you paid my abduction by the TW henchmen a scant 3 seconds of lip-service before launching into your foray about Lucy, your mom's FLABBY TABBY :razz: I still luvs ya as well. Matter of fact, I had 4 Muswell Hill friends of mine compose a song especially for Lucy-In-The-Sky-Weight's-Climbing for your listening pleasure (lyrics furnished below):
~ "Phenomenal Cat" ~
A long, long time ago,
In the land of idiot boys,
There lived a cat a phenomenal cat
who loved to wallow all day
No one bothered him,
as he sat content in his tree,
he just lived to eat cause it kept him fat
and that's how he wanted to stay
Though he was big and fat
all the world was good to him,
and he pointed out on the map,
all the places he had been,
Cartage, Khartum, 'Cat'mandu,
the Sicily Isles and Sahara too,
la la la la.........
Once when he was thin,
he had flown to old Hong Kong
and had learned the secret of life
and the sea and the sky beyond
..so he gave up his diet and sat in a tree
and ate himself through eternity...
la la la la la la.......
Drinks for all (all evening) please. May I have a bottle of your finest, very-driest BRUT Champagne please?
(taking hand)...."ILC?" (smile)
excuse us, please.....
If you don't mind me asking Dedan's - what did you do to get banned?
Takes her Beloved's hand.....up to the ceiling fan we go with champers in hand....
Bar patrons all stand and give a toast to the return of our poet.....
Well... how kind of you to make us your FOURTH POST after your return. Harumph!
*sulking upstairs in the new lounge*
Dedan you have returned to us! You have been very much missed (although I see we have not been your top priority). As for your accusations, let me clear it up for you bud. Although I did only mention you briefly and then carry on to discuss ANOTHER of my favourite topics, my mind has been solely focused on you during your absence.
My heart has ached, my hands have been sweaty and I have been unable to keep my focus. I believe you will note in my location field that I have been searching for you.
Now, I also contacted the Admin and within the e-mail I asked about you. I received no reply and was about to make a second attempt when you showed up on the fan full o' **** and vinegar.
Love the poem and glad you are back among us adoring Dedanites.
Jolly, don't be such a dirty boy! *wags finger in a scolding manner while I pour a glass of red*
****arms folded in defiant manner....foot tapping****
OK...so who ARE you...a whole friggin section of people that got boarding passes printed out before me in a manner of 2 seconds????????????????? Was waiting "patiently" at SW site with info in ready to check in and print my boarding pass.....it hit 1:30...I gave it 2 seconds to make sure the time was past 1:30 and I got Group B!!!!!! Excuse me......Group B????????????? I am #4 but I mean really!!!! This has never happened before...unless it's some special group...how could I be beaten by a whole section? Hrumph......I need a brandy...make it a double.....:evil:
kumquat, what's "Group B?" That said, the plane ride to bro's in GA should be (time-wise) a hop, skip 'n a jump, no? In any event, smooth sailing pal and oh..........here's a nice double....nay, a triple b-b-brandy for your frayed nerve....down the hatch!.... ;-)
CC, thx. for the kind words. As for the 'cat poem' it actually was a song I wanted you to hear; very pertinent to Lucy/mom's fat cat (lyrics were provided simply as a courtesy-more to the point, wanted you to hear song). Did/weren't you able to open that YouTube link? (if not, go to youtube & pls. type in 'phenomenal cat kinks' -- will bring up song).
Out, e'est moi: merci beau coup for your kind words as well. As to why the ban, well, there was a thread that contained a post suggesting a particular woman deserved (physically-speaking) a beating. It was inappropriate, but at the same time, I got on my high horse and unfairly went overboard to the powers that be in not-so-genteel parlance. Long story short, they (the mods) were pretty cool about it and here I am back rambling away......(wink).
Which brings thee to Fee: hey grumpy, those other pre-Bistro posts were quick hit 'n runs. I saved the 'heavy-lifting' for this post (inc. songs, lyrics, pix, love, etc.), lil' ms. grumpy weeds! :razz:
^^group B being second group to board^^
SW does their boarding accorrding to who checks in on line first....you can't check in before 24 hours prior to flight...so there were obviously 50 or so people in that 2 seconds that beat me... oh well....c'est lavie
Any gift requests?
Sentinel down with cough cold fever and whatever else you can name.
But glad that order is restored.
"ILC owned and operated" - suweet!
Fine then, I'll stop harumphing.
Glad to see Dedans back on the fan, but sorry I missed out on the free drinks. I pull a bottle of Stolichnaya from the freezer and LPV asks me to play him in a game of chess.
All the cats and I exchange glances; there is an unspoken acknowledgment that the "Free Dedans" operation can never be discussed. Nevertheless, I slip LPV a medal for his decision to push in a cart of the latest shipment of Nike sport bras to distract Chris. I wave to Lucy the sublime cat, who sings Billie Holiday songs on the karaoke machine.
LPV points out Sentinel coughing and sneezing at the end of the bar. I send a hot pot of tea to him with my smoothest Stefan Edberg backhand via one of my old Pro Staff 6.0 85 racquets. Sentinel deftly catches the pot with his one-handed backhand. LPV downs his rum and milk and orders another, then we begin our chess match.
Glad to see that all is well...except I almost got lost looking for the Bistro...cough...cough...page 2????
Well I have returned....am pooped....had a wonderful time! Will report back in when I get a few hours of zzzzzzzz's.....
****hands at face**** why oh why? Why oh why do I always get sick after being on a plane? OK...I know why, but still...does it have to happen every stinking time? Got back in town late Tuesday night, felt great all day Wednesday and then Thursday morning I wake up coughing and sputtering and feel like I have broken glass lodged in the back of my throat...swallowing is a major problem....and of course, all cold/flu drugs in medicine cabinet expired in 08.....sheesh...I replace batteries in smoke detectors, but forget to replace the cold rememdies....arghhhhh......
OK, so I'm drinking cup after cup of acai tea (quite tasty) and am now (since it is afternoon and a "reasonable" hour) sipping brandy out of my newest shot glass from Jacksonville, Fl.....yes....hangs head in shame...I am a dork.....I collect shot glasses from everywhere I go....I prefer the tall ones....but whenever I sip cordials or brandy (quite often)...it's nice to use a shot glass that has some memories behind it......remind me to request either Lucy or Ms Galore to sing that song next karaoke night...
Anyway...my trip was wonderful. The Bro made me an awesome coq au vin using boneless skinless chicken breasts...it was wonderful...how he did it with bonesless skinless breasts and made it taste soooooo authentic is still a mystery...I'll get him drunk the next visit and pry the recipe from him.....we decided against going on the gambling boat which was fine with me.
We went to Legends Sports bar for the Super Bowl.....we ate ourselves silly with vast quantities of fried foods.....and burned the doo doo out of our mouths with some of the hottest wings I've ever tasted. They had this massively overweight DJ there and he felt that he had to "emcee" the entire evening.....he even had the nerve to announce that there would be karaoke during half time!!!!! That's when the revolt occured (actually revolt isn't quite the word). I yelled out something like "over my dead body will you karaoke instead of hearing Bruce Springsteen" but Bruce was pretty lame....I only caught a fleeting glimpse (at least I thought I saw him) of my old friend Nils....anyway...the game was exciting but I had completely forgotten what it was like to be in a place that allowed smoking. When we first got there we almost gagged from the smell of several cigar smokers. There was a contingency from Pittsburgh puffing away and several very masculine looking females at the bar puffing away....Quite an interesting mix of people...some suits and ties also.....our waitress was wearing a school girl outfit complete with plaid skirt...knee socks, white shirt tied up and a dangly piece of jewlery from her belly piercing and pig tails....unfortunately, she weighed about 175lbs. My niece has a saying..."just because it comes in your size doesn't mean you should wear it!".....
anyway...we got back to the house and all changed clothes...we put everything we had been wearing in the washer.....jeez....even our hair stunk. The next night my Bro hosted an oyster roast...we killed 2 bushels of oysters and 8 pounds of shrimp...I hadn't ever had roasted oysters (ok...maybe they're steamed) before, just raw with sauce, but now I really prefer them roasted...nice and plump...plus they're easier to shuck...the shells get taken out to his dock the next day and tossed back to Mother Nature....phew.....didn't mean this to become War and Peace.....more later....I need another hot tea and brandy please......
Oh, there's my 'Lil Piratey Varmint......yes I see the medal Mr Mike gave you....very impressive.....OK...I'll buy you a rum and milk and we'll have a little cuddle........
Glad to have you back, ILC. Loved your post.
Just one tiny request -- do break up your paras a bit. Makes for easier reading
Sorry...I do ramble don't I?
Whalp...the Sis in law calls me Thursday and asks if I remember the "tickle" she had in her throat on the way to the airport...ah...yeah...as a matter of fact, I do remember handing her a Reeeee cola.....the tickle got worse, she went to the DR and has bronchitis!!!! Oh lordy lordy...please....ILC does not want the B word.....am still feeling poorly, but slightly better...sniff sniff....it's a beautiful weekend and I feel like doo doo...why oh why?
Think I'm going to head back to bed for a bit....Which kitty wants to cuddle? LPV? Lucy? Ms Galore? The Kitty Assasin? Well, just follow me and I'll pick you up and place you on the bed....watch the hook LPV....
CC or Fee, a large glass of fruit juice for ILC of her choice on my tab. Also, LPV seems to have tangled his hook in her hair.
It is important to stay hydrated on flights. I drink lots of water on flights. Since I can only sleep on window seats, I try to pick flights that won't be too crowded. Otherwise, I have to dance between fellow passenger legs that are increasingly reluctant to move every trip to the WC.
Hydrate your body and sinuses
Drink lots of water, hot tea and juice (and less dehydrating coffee, cola and booze). Arid cabin air dries out crucial protective sinuses, leaving travelers more vulnerable to microbial infection. Steam from hydrating beverages like herbal teas will help keep mucous membranes moist. Basically, just keep drinking fluids all flight long. An aisle seat will make things easier for those inevitable trips to the toilet.
Sentinel's well now, cold symptoms gone... what a relief. Could I have a hot chocolate with LOTS of chocolate in it please. Dark Ghirardelli if possible.
Looks like Mike over there ! Everytime he takes a peek into his International Vladivostok Tribune, PLV takes a lick of his Smirnoff. Doesn't Mike smell the cat breath, or does PLV's breath smell of milk (now where did I hear that?).
Hey, ILC, I love your grum ..er ...ramblings. Just punctuate them a bit, please (for your older readers ;-) )
(quietly turns off ceiling fan...let ilc get some sleep....leave capsule of Airborne on night table....sweet & restful "z-z-z-z-z's" ilc.....)
...pssst Sentinel, a "San Francisco treat" for you--made to order: a nice, rich Ghirardelli dark chocolate hot toddy....and btw, I don't know how the hell that Bailey's Irish Creme found its way in there...nor the healthy Jamison "floater" ..... beats me...
Mikey, here's a "San Franciscan" treat that we can enjoy: a pulled-from-the-freezer vodka of your choice AND a chilled jar of Bubbies Kosher dill pickles to go with it....I'm not a priss, I don't mind if you stick yer fingers in and pluck 'em out of the jar-lol. Bubbies: a great mouth-watering (no sugar, vinegar or preservatives) pickle that has the power of sour! (as written on the label: "prepared in Canada for Bubbies-of-San Francisco--a match!). Sentinel's "Ghirardelli Square" hot chocolate along with a San Fran pickle company prepared right here up in the Great White "Bistro" North? ... Captain Bulgakov sir, I think we got all the bases covered ..... ;-)
I will definitely take you up on the offer of Stolichnaya and Bubbles dill, both served at the perfect temperature. Darts or pool?
Unfortunately, I was not aware of Sentinel's taste for Ghirardelli chocolate earlier today. I could have gone to the shop at Ghirardelli Square, and then swiped a bottle of John Powers from Specs Twelve Adler Museum Cafe.
The photo below was taken this afternoon. After having lunch in Berkeley, my passenger (a friend from London) noticed the camera I keep in my car and asked to try it. There were about 40 random photos (now deleted) from the drive back into the city. Ghirardelli Square is just over the hill on the right side of the photo.
Heading down the Mason-Powell cable car line and getting off down by the water, I went over to the left to Ghirardelli Square and as I walked across/up that large expanse of green in front of it for the first time, I thought: "this wide expanse would make for a nice, long, leisurely 'zig-zag' hill for sled riding." Now, say Jones Street? Now THAT would be one hell of a street to take a tobaggan down! But I digress.......8 ball, corner pocket..........aggh!..scratch!.......need another shot of Stoli to sharpen my eye......smirk. Good game Miguel......another?....I'll rack, you break. Are these PURE KOSHER bad boys 'wet-the-whistle' sour or what? ......
I finally made it to the doc today, after six months of not being able to play. Says i have a frozen shoulder since I did not get treatment immediately. Had 2 X-rays (cervical and shoulder), so will know tomorrow how much longer i have to live ;-)
So now will be wasting an hour everyday at the physio getting some "mobilization" stuff done. Nadal and Murray can breathe easy for a few months !
Shat <- not censored so I assume this picture is okay.
PS: What is with the awful spelling on that riddle?
Hmm, I need a drink. I've just been thinking.
I'm 17..and Tennis Elbow has stopped me playing for nearly 1/2 a year.....How depressing's that! (In a tennis-forum context) haha
A big drink for whatever Sentinel is having...sounds like you need it....sorry for your shoulder issue.
That sounds like James Joyce talking in dreams.
Where is CC?
It was about 67 degrees in DC tonight.
Cold front moving in this week. So.....
Sorry to hear about the elbow, Jonnyf. A glass of single malt Irish whiskey for the Bistro's biggest Celtic fan!
How did the tests on your shoulder go, Sentinel? A drink of your choice on my tab. A Ghirardelli hot chocolate with John Powers for CC when she decides to escape the Canadian winter and return to the Bistro.
X-ray reports all fine. I will live!
But shoulder all frozen, major muscle wastage, and many motions (such as forehand takeback) very painful. So they did some sadistic "mobilization" on it, plus diathermy and all kinds of other gadgety thingies.
So it's daily treatment for about 10 days, possibly going on for a month.
At least now I'll be on the mend
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