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What does he Know?

February 03, 2012

Don’t believe anything you saw or heard about Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow yesterday, and all this six more weeks of winter stuff.

I have inside information he was an imposter.

The real PP peeked his head from his burrow and said, “What shadow? Phew, it's spring already, or is it?”

He’s confused, and I hear under mild sedation.

No getting around it; so far this winter is a washout.

You remember winter, don’t you?

It's the coldest season of the year, located between autumn and spring, from an old Germanic word that means "time of water."

Old Man Winter, no doubt pining away for the good old days, when it hit North America in 1607 causing Lake Superior to be covered in ice until June.

Instead of temperatures this week like this:

Washington, DC: 72 degrees, where the average is 44.

New York City: 63 degrees, where the average is 39.

Chicago, buried under about 2 feet of snow a year ago, is having its warmest winter in 80 years. 

In Bismarck, ND, 5.9 inches of snow have fallen this winter — the average is 29 inches.

Daffodils are already in bloom in NW Mississippi.

The National Climatic Data Center says 19 percent of the USA had snow on the ground this Wednesday.

As opposed to a year ago when 52 percent of the country was snow-covered.

Meteorologists, who have been known to be wrong before, say it's all about the jet stream cutting off the cold air for much of the winter, sending it north of the USA.

All of which is causing ski resorts to artificially produce their own snow, ice fishing derbies to be canceled and other such calamities.

So...how are you coping with this unexpected weather?

J. Peterman

 

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February 03, 2012 12:08 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

white shoes and belt

February 03, 2012 12:09 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

extra ice in the drinks out by the fire pit

February 03, 2012 12:15 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Artificial snow, artificial eggs, artificial butter, artificial . . .

February 03, 2012 12:44 AM
P1010179 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1 S. A. J. Johnson said...

I've gotten a jump on my garden.  Next to my computer I have flats of seedling vegetables already sprouting, and I've turned, composted, and mulched most of my yard for a big garden this year. 

February 03, 2012 5:53 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I want my winter, I want my melancholy, I want my gray days of snuggled in bed reading....................I alas don't want two springs..........................I love Phil..........may his shadow prove true!
 
Morning RY, LOT, & SAJ........................have a loverly day!

more on the honor roll
February 03, 2012 5:58 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

I wish Phil had a brother & if HE saw his shadow then Donald Trump would not show up on tv for 6 years........................what a trip to creepytown he is................................

February 03, 2012 6:13 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

It's really cold here, a belated visit from winter. The mountains have snow on them, which somehow makes them look larger. The days have been crisp and dry and sunny. We don't have groundhogs. SAJ, me too with the sprouting seedlings. The weather has been so odd that I have a solitary pink rose in full flower.

February 03, 2012 6:14 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Morning Everyone! Loving the incorrect weather!!

February 03, 2012 7:20 AM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Shorts, Flops, and Endless Summer T's. Politics. Weather. Religion Next? Let's give 'em something to talk about. Going to visit a friend at a Bluegrass Festival. There's that Blue Moon of Kentucky awaiting. After my show closes I'm gonna take me a cruise and hope that is doesn't snow in the Turks and Caicos and my boat doesn't turn over. You gotta admit Groundhog Day is some kind of weird....but none less than getting shot in the ass with an arrow by a flying red dude who inspires you to fall in love & buy candy, flowers and cards. Actually surprised Hallmark hasn't cashed in on GH day. And you don't trust the Government and Big Biz...gullible earthlings...

February 03, 2012 7:36 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

Thus far I have managed to procrastinate about changing the belts on my snowblower.  I am not great at doing mechanic's chores, and there is no snow in the forecast.  The one down side to all this is that we have not had the cold weather needed to kill of a bunch of the insects.  I have read that if you have temperatures in the 20's for two weeks solid, a bunch of the mosquitos and other beasties die off.  If not, then there is a surplus of the winged pests the next summer.  We will be in Santa Barbara on February 10-13 for our grandson's fifth birthday.  When we have had bad winters, it has been a nice respite, with its Mediterranean climate.  It will still be nice.  Oddly enough, here in the D.C. area, we have had enough rain to almost keep up with the average precipitation, so we are not having a winter drought despite the lack of snow.  Oh well.  Bundle up, villagers, and don't forget your sunscreen.

February 03, 2012 7:50 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

It's been cold here and even had a little snow, enough that I had to pay to get my driveway cleared (my driveway could be a whole topic on its own -- we <not so fondly> refer to it as Mt. Cohen).  Every now and again it gets warm in winter, or relatively warm, and I'm so grateful it does......and yet, I do know, that my heating bill was still $598 and we keep the temp at 69 degrees, and I do know that my skin has that crummyl scaly wintery dried out thing going on and so I do know that it's winter.

February 03, 2012 8:32 AM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Denver didn't get the warm winter memo. Groundhog confirmed. Newt takes class in telephone etiquette.

February 03, 2012 8:48 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I am sitting here in the bright sunlight just loving it. I am neither a cold weather person or a hot weather person. I would prefer not to have to buy socks and it hasn't happened yet. Just as some people are always freezing I am always kicking off the covers. Maybe its all those years in 120degree kitchens. I keep my thermostat at 58 or so and I am loving saving money SO far this winter. However thhis is New England and the one thing you can count on is that you can't count on the weather. My birthday is in May and I remember sitting in despair in a tent set for a catering job the following night, watching the snow come down. So if next week I am telling you my own driveway plowing story it wouldn't surprise me!

One thing I have missed is that last winter with tons of snow everywhere, I put food for the birds directly on the snowtopped deck. I would have scores of birds and squirrels and even a rat one time all eating together and it was fantastic to watch.

LYNN is it true the Cherry Blossoms have gotten confused and come out?

February 03, 2012 8:59 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


"Groundhog Day"
Great movie. If you haven't seen it at least once, it is time that you do something about that gaping hole in the fabric of your cultural literacy.
No snow on the rooftops… very unusual.
I have to go pick up two guest grand dogs that will be here for the weekend while their family is in MissIve country for a college sporting event.
They're okay little dogs but they take up too much couch and one of them needs his butt wiped before coming back in from the yard.
Which, for some reason, reminds me of having  to memorize the surnames of twenty-odd college classmates and doing it by assigning helpful nicknames.
One guy, "Pin" Chaloffe, wasn't grateful when it got around and stuck.

bebe ~
You're right, we're being cheated out of winter and we will never get it back.

ChefDeb ~
Until you mentioned it, it had not dawned on me that though we live near the water, the only rat I have ever seen was hanging limply in the talons of the Great Horned Owl.
Lots of mice, voles and chippies  though.

February 03, 2012 9:10 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

You know Stoney, this particular rat was quite the character. Quite big bold and chubby. Now mind you, I did not want him to be a rat. First I thought he was a genetic freak mouse. Then I decided he was a vole and was satisfied with that, but reality can bite. And one day when friends and I were watching the wildlife feeding show, up comes Mr. Tatooey and consensus was that I am an idiot and he was indeed a Rat. Even down at the harbor where I had a restaurant I never saw a rat! Skunks aplenty however.

February 03, 2012 9:19 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Okay, granted, off-subject, but who was it that started the "John Jacob Jingleheimer" thing?  I can't get it out of my head! ! !
 
Back on winter subject:  and my bones ache -- it's winter and I feel it, no matter what the rat said.  (And we know, who can trust rats?)

February 03, 2012 9:36 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Its Paolos......and its been in my head too!

February 03, 2012 9:38 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...



Good
morning Andy,bebe,stoney and all.


Hopefully, I can spend a good deal of time outside today. Wednesday and Thursday were
warmish but soggy. The next few days will be sunny with highs in the mid 40's
with lows at or near freezing, fairly "normal" for us actually.

ChefDeb, I remember the winter our daughter
turned 1 year old. We had a big snow fall (for us any way) and the snow lay a
foot deep with drifts up to 5 feet. We threw our bird feed out of a window onto
the deep snow. She stood with her little nose pressed to the glass and watched
the birds and squirrels for hours.


Last winter was a cold snowy one; the opposite of what this one has brought, so far.

http://www.petermanseye.com/photos/293871



February 03, 2012 9:42 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Thank you -- at least now I know who to blame!  I even sang it to my husband -- who's  kind of used to these strange things from me, but it did get a look, you know that look. Hopefully I can keep it to myself when the kids are over or I'll be signing on from the home.

February 03, 2012 9:49 AM
First-comHr-1 notker said...

Dinkelheimer he was at Boy Scout camp in 1951. I was a classical musician then too, and I couldn't get it out of my head for forty days and forty nights. How my parents must have suffered! The winters were colder then, too.

February 03, 2012 9:49 AM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

Puxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow and the citizens of Pennsylvania, mostly the elderly, women and children, the poorest citizens of are commonwealth, are going to have to starve through the not just 6 more weeks of Winter, but the Spring, Summer and Fall...and winter..of next year..and following years.....and so on the Republican body of representatives reinstated the asset test, not the mean test...that is a federal policy, the asset test is not even a necessity..no real reason to even adminster this test...for saving money; see how dumb,,,,Dumbo the Elephant..just trying to be gotcha moment....they have to hire more buearcratic people to go and check the value of everyone's cars..if the car is< less than $4,800 then they qualify for food stamps; if not, they do not qualify...so car ownership of single parent mom...is not even a dream....to be gifted....so there are being a penny wise and a pound foolish! The cost to adminster the asset test, is likely to cost more than there are opportunities to save money...Pennsylvania is under someone else's jurisdiction just becasue we are the commonwealth...i know this to be sure....were the "TEST" them out State..*******************************it is ashamed how we humans in the government policy makers are so jealous and money greedy******my friend Marnita said "they just wont give the poor person a chance...*********she had passed away, I knew her since Nursery School she said the same about Obama....,she fought hard..to help people*******************The state, of Indiana, is now to join 26 other states as a Right to Work state. so if you are told to quit or given a pink slip even though you file with EEOC, you will not be reinstated..it is..."I am the employer and, even though I am state funded, if I do not want you to work, you have no say, at all, You're Fired..move on...."this is right to work  ....so do not feel ever that you have job security...it is weeded the workers...to keep pay as low and extreme  LEAN & MEAN and that is all so, a reminder that be on your best...topnotch competition....so pensions are only a memory...survival of the fittest...? this is just an opinion...My next opionion from now on will be just more DELIGHTFUL! Peace Out!

February 03, 2012 10:10 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Help! What is a groundhog? How big are they? What's the story with them and weather forecasting?

February 03, 2012 10:11 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...



Reminder to
self



It's Friday Light



No Petards.



February 03, 2012 10:18 AM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=groundhogs&id=44569DDACB77B738E37098C1C67187CB90373F66&FORM=IQFRBA
Hazel, I don't know if this link will work, but it will show you pictures of groundhogs. They are really cute.  I think they are strictly a North Amerian animal. As far as the history of Groundhog day, I don't know, but like Stoney said above, you should rent the movie.

February 03, 2012 10:21 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Is Punxsutawney Phil

For real?

Or is he, sob, sob,

Just another snow job?

February 03, 2012 10:26 AM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

And out pops Roseanne Barr running for President casting a mere shadow of her former self. (Hope she doesn't sing at the inaugural). You can't invent this stuff. But frankly, she looks better than ever. I think a day to discuss the dozen or so "3rd Parties" might be Arte Johnson Interesting.

February 03, 2012 10:27 AM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

I, for one, am enjoying this non-winter.  Living in WI, I keep waiting for the "big one" to hit. Every time it gets cold and snows, I think ok, winter is here, but then the next week it warms up again and the snow all melts. If this pattern keeps up through Feb, I think we will have actually dodged winter. We'll get snow in March/April/May, but by then, it won't stay around very long.  I like winter, but don't mind the break this year.
I grew up in NJ where the winters were not very fierce. Then I moved to St. Paul, MN where they have real winters. I loved it.  Surving 20 below with 100 below windchill invigorated me.  I love the way the snow squeaks when it is really cold out.  You haven't lived until the first time 0 degrees feels warm.  It's crazy--those of you who know what I'm talking about will understand. 
I'm sure winter will come back next year.  Brrr.

February 03, 2012 10:35 AM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

And out pops Roseanne Barr running for President casting a mere shadow of her former self. (Hope she doesn't sing at the inaugural). You can't invent this stuff. But frankly, she looks better than ever. I think a day to discuss the dozen or so "3rd Parties" might be Arte Johnson Interesting.

February 03, 2012 10:37 AM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

OOPS. Hair Trigger on this Smith & Wesson Mouse.

February 03, 2012 10:59 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Last winter here in the Midwest was the prototypical picture postcard winter.   It hastened my retirement....who wants to be driving in the snow and ice that we had?  This year has brought forth the almost spring that the rest of you are experiencing, but no regrets about not working anymore, that's for sure!   We had a snap of very bitter cold accompanied by cutting winds that drove me to my closet to get out my trusty fur hat, fur collar parka and shearling boots.....one gentleman looking at me in the store said (in a broadly fake accent) "You look Russain!   You look Russian!"  I assured him I was not,  then sans his fake Russian accent, he wished me good day.  The thing is......I really love the coats and hats and trappings of winter.  Hazel--- I hear that winter has really come around and hit you all hard.  Stay warm and safe.  It's always cozy in the club car!

February 03, 2012 11:02 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Park4 & Miss Blue ~
Nice photos.

It would be hard to argue with this show's title:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/13/roseanne-barrs-nuts-show_n_897171.html

February 03, 2012 11:31 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

l marjorie~ Thanks! What sweet little creatures. I'm sure I would not think so if they invaded my vegetable garden. You know (or maybe not) cats will bring a dead mouse into the house and play with it, bat it around the floor, toss it up in the air ...... and it lands somewhere. So I put my boots on this morning and guess what squelchy, crunchy pussy-cat gift greeted my left foot? O yukkk! I still can't work out how big groundhogs are - mouse size? guinea pig size? cat size?

February 03, 2012 11:39 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

   Stoney

Adjective or
noun?



February 03, 2012 11:40 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

   Stoney

Adjective or
noun?



February 03, 2012 11:41 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Pardon me, I Berted.    Hazel, they are good sized creatures....as big as a VERY large house cat. 

February 03, 2012 11:55 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Eeeeeeewwwwww! Miss Blue ~ that's big. The way I first read it said "big as a very large house" then I noticed "cat" on the next line. I'm going to have nightmares about furry creatures.

February 03, 2012 12:04 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

Tommy Typical....3rd Parties..i can agree on.... Sis Cum Ba!!!! My Lord....sis cum ba..presently there are new millionaires and great profitable new industry...old systems need changed..etc.....Keeping people at a continuous Low pay .......for workers implies lack of community prestige and/or unaffordable living cost attainment in a society devoted to economic gain for survival; there are companys'that hire at the lowest possible wages that will support life....but what is worse , companys' have no sympathy, they disenfranchise themselves from their own worker ethics or community they are serving; no encouragement for any one; jobs unattractive with its low pay, hard work, insecurity, and lack of prestige does not work to elevate and improve a positive profitable work ethic and foremost a Productive Economic Environment.  Bring Pennsylvania UP in "Pennsylvania "Peps YOU UP" attitude : great place to  live work, farm, cultivatie Industry & Technology....attitude....The newest generation is really electric and smart,they will be big earth shaker and I am hoping that, You Can Too, 21st Century campaign empowers the young people..for instance, more entrepeneurs...farmers....environmental scientists...Master Teachers...Ballet Instructors..Engineers....Again, we are the Energy Capital of the World!!!! let's not go backwards....in policy lawmakers decisions...just because of party loyalty...so the idea of bringing back the Asset Test...is something i do not agree with....hope my memory servse me correct on this topic...it is my opinion...on this day..for now...i always like the earth campaign button "share and care.".theme.It was once said," Woman fundraise for a cause, plan ( i added this), idea for seeing a project through to completion( i added this) ; men raise money for a statue w/ a copper plague with their name on it...i know it is partially true...i just wanted to mention this notion....i am not conclusive with this idea..

February 03, 2012 12:13 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

I walked Taro, today, February 3 2012, noticed the Dandelions bloomed.Heres my poem for today:**********A Honey of a Dandelion Wish******************** Children delight in the signs of Spring************the warm air breezes*********curious eyes find the brightly honey yellow Dandelion**************the warm wind blows********time moves forward***********like magic, the circular yellow flower-heads turn into puffy globes of crystal lace*******************the child's hopeful Dandelion Wish is memorized*********children drawn to the puffy crystal lace floral character in the green grass*******grab a hold at the stem of the puffy flower************quickly, the child's blow at the globe************sends the crystal lace-like fairies into the sky***************the fairies carry the child's wishes*************the warm breezes of the outdoor sky****************carries the hopes of a child to the clouds.*****

February 03, 2012 12:25 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water.......

I decided to stay on the pier 'cos it is a Hounds of the Baskerville foggy and moody kinda of day which has many merits but I need a dose of vitamin D so back to Groundhog Day....the movie. My neck of the woods claim to fame is that the Towne Square scenes were filmed in Woodstock IL's very own picturesque Towne Square which is also the home of the Dick Tracy Museum.

Miss Blue, I Marjorie,..... Thanks a bunch for the snow photos. I love the sight of still white snow that isn't waiting for me to shovel it.

Catch'ya on the flip side........

February 03, 2012 12:33 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

Chef Deb - I have not heard about any cherry trees blooming in the District.  We run a bit cooler in Arlington, and our two Yoshino cherry trees are still snug in winter mode.  It would not surprise me if the crocuses made an early appearance, however.  It is a bit cooler today, in the mid-fifties.  Some spots got up to 70° yesterday!  It was not a record, but quite something.  We do look forward to spring, and hope it lasts a while.  We spend more time with windows closed for airconditioning than we do for heating.  We pay for our mild winters with our summers.  I still think the summer heat is from the hot air on Capitol Hill.  Too many wind bags up there (from BOTH parties).

February 03, 2012 12:36 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

Hazel/Miss Blue--I had the same reaction. I didn't see the word cat right away either. I thought Miss Blue was messing with you and painting a picture of this huge creature burrowing through Pennsylvania. Horrors!
 
Are groundhogs the same as woodchucks?

February 03, 2012 12:48 PM
10041_445991248814972_692962064_n Com-100Com-300First-comHr-1 The Giraffe said...

Holy Poo! what did Rosanne do to herself - haven't seen anything about her in ages but obviously she has be making some enormous adjustments.  I wonder if she adjusted her mouth and what comes out of if.  Interesting!!

February 03, 2012 12:51 PM
10041_445991248814972_692962064_n Com-100Com-300First-comHr-1 The Giraffe said...

Lynn - there was some blurb in The Post and on WTOP regarding the possible blossoming of the cherry trees but nothing came of it and it sort of whet PUFF!!

February 03, 2012 12:59 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

Thinking of Pennsylvania always makes me think of, Eleanor Geisman .......
 
 
Sposta be Winter here ....... Eighty-One Degrees outside ....... I had my Winter Clothes Cleaned and Pressed for nothing, my Winter Hats cleaned and Blocked for nothing ...
 
I supposed I shall have to look upon the futile exercise as having stimulated the Economy

February 03, 2012 1:00 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

PL-You're welcome. Now that I've figured out how to post pictures, it's kind of fun.  We had some good snow last winter. And I agree about the shoveling part.

February 03, 2012 1:03 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rwh1 said...

We had a lot of snow about two weeks ago, with about 3-4 inches still on the ground but the temps the last few days have gotten into the mid 40's. All snow is good in the mountains . It means the ski areas can operate and also the snow pack in the mountains means that the agricultureal community (the biggest employer in the area can have a good season. Where we are there is not very much rain so in the spring and throughout the summer the runoff from melting snow will fill the irrigation ditches and our crops will be ok. Also the rivers will have some very good rafting and tubeing. Need the melting snow in order to keep the hop fields (for beer) and grapes growing.

February 03, 2012 1:13 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

If you are wondering where winter has been hiding…and be
careful what you wish for or what it is for which you wish...

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/03/europe-cold-energy-death-toll?newsfeed=true

 

I am going back to my island.  jjjs...

February 03, 2012 1:19 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

Good day, all.  Because I love gray drizzly days, when the sky is pearlized, I fear (and believe in) global warming.
 
As to Punxatawney Phil, I learned recently that several states have their own version: Georgia's is (wouldn't you know) General Beauregard Lee.  He didn't see his shadow this morning, by the way. 
 
I envy you snowy folk!  I sit here barefooted as a yard dog, in short-sleeved t-shirt and cotton pants.

February 03, 2012 1:21 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

Off Topic: someone in the Village mentioned recently that she never shows whether she'll be welcomed as a guest, or as herself.  I have the same problem, so you're not alone.

February 03, 2012 1:22 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

...I meant "knows," but you knew that

February 03, 2012 1:37 PM
10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Cassiepants said...

Good morning from the West Coast! We're at 60 degrees here today. I wouldn't mind a bit of a cold snap, just to give me a respite from the pollen. But the finches are back in my backyard.
 
Hazel~ I am so sorry for your poor foot! I'd be bleaching out the boot and the sole of my foot for days. We had a cat in Idaho when I was a girl. He had gotten fairly chubby and lethargic before we moved to South Carolina with him. For the first two months, he ate everything that he could find running around our backyard, in great excitement. Sadly, it took him the full two months before he learned that eating lizards would make him sick, sick, sick. Nothing more horrendous than finding half-digested lizard parts on the Welcome Mat.
 
And Bebe, I couldn't agree more with your sentiment about Trump. Yikes!

February 03, 2012 1:51 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

I think we of the Upper Midwest know in our heart-of-hearts, as well as in our bones, that there is for certain at lesst one mongo snow fall with our name on, if not more. Each warm day now probably just narrows the opportunity.

Georgia - " barefoot as a yard dog ".........I like that. When the flakes do fall, I'll send some your way. Keep your boots by the door.

February 03, 2012 1:55 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

i marjorie, groundhog and woodchuck are the same.  Just depends where the animal lives --east or west.
 
I'm still hoping for one good snow to clean the air and maybe kill off some of those bugs.

February 03, 2012 2:02 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Groundhog, woodchuck, whistlepig, land beaver, marmots = all the same critter, it seems. We see them along the sides of the rural roads, and sometimes road kill on the yellow line in the road, here in N. GA. Cute little fellows, but not popular with the farmers, as they dig up hills and burrow holes, as well as eat up alfalfa or other tasty agricultural greenery. Apparently, they grow up to 8-9 pounds and the average one lives about 4 years, but in captivity - away from the predators, wolves, coyotes, bobcats, hawks, snakes - may live 20+.

I was accustomed to seeing one for several years that lived in the edge of a horse's pasture which I passed daily , and he/she was cute sitting up like a little dog begging, but one day last fall, there he was all prone on the white line at the side of the road, a victim of his curiosity, I suppose. Like one of those curious possums or squirrels we see all the time in the road.

http://www.pestproducts.com/woodchucks.htm

Like moles and voles, these cute animals seem to have a lot of enemies.

February 03, 2012 2:10 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

As to the topic, it is in the 60's here, and was 70 yesterday. Daffodils are up and confused, as are the blooming tulip trees....I fear a freeze will yet darken their optimism.

Agreeing with ChefDeb, I like it mild and comfortable, not too hot, not too cold. A little snow, maybe a few inches that melt in a day or two, without the icy roads is nice for beauty, but last winter was waay overdone. As said, this mild winter will no doubt bring us a storm of gnat and mosquitoes in summer.

I have no confidence in the marmot's predictions about the length of winter, so it is a non-issue to me. Groundhog Day as a movie was entertaining the first time, but not one I'd want to repeat....pun intended.

February 03, 2012 3:44 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

Groundhog, woodchuck or woodchock in Shawnee are the same animal that are super cute, brown/black furry, pugy, and jiggles when it runs; if you out in the woods....mostly you see a jiggling runnin bit of fur...that a groundhog; I have a woodchuck nest in my backyard.They will dig out and entrance and a exit in the ground, but they will not tunnel like a mole. My dog Taro, chased a goundhog up a tree....there was a stand-off...for a couple of hours..Taro left the scene; could not wait any longer; I read three newspapers a day; my father owned a very established Lumber Company; and our family debated quite often at the dinner table; so if I post, with a passion or give "my view Opinion that is not popular, excuse me i am not running for office; and this is Freeform writing...; or a very opinionated thought concern...Its usually Hot OFF The Press ...mind thinking...******government mind policies, need even more intervention with think tank brain thinking jiggling woodchucks...who really know how to run and ramble...If there isa a Third Party what would their mascot be:    a jiggling woodchuck, rolly polly Bear, or a Horse of Course!

February 03, 2012 3:46 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

Seems  Elliott  Erwitt ... has a Book out Titled,   "DOG DOGS" ... and on the Front Cover of the Book is a Picture of what absolutely must be one of Floyd's very close  Relatives ....... I was rather startled, actually .......
 
 
 
Pennsylvania 6-5000 .......

February 03, 2012 4:10 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Peter Lake ~

That is interesting about your town square. Have they filled in that pothole next to the curb?
Is Ned Ryerson your insurance agent?

Some favorite lines...

Phil: Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.

Phil: You wanna throw up here, or you wanna throw up in the car?
Ralph: I think... both

Phil: It's the same thing your whole life: "Clean up your room. Stand up straight. Pick up your feet. Take it like a man. Be nice to your sister. Don't mix beer and wine, ever." Oh yeah: "Don't drive on the railroad track."
Gus: Well, Phil, that's one I happen to agree with.

Ivan ~
This one?

http://www.betterworldbooks.com/dogs-dogs-id-0714838055.aspx

February 03, 2012 4:11 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

     How 'bout a round of Whistle Pig Old Fashioneds ?See you in the Club Car

February 03, 2012 4:13 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

They're not all the same critter, Moose - but they must be kissin cousins because the resemblance is sure there.  One of them has been falling into our window well this warm winter, it is HUGE, I know what it's not, as in rat mouse racoon possum groundhog badger beaver - although it's got teeth...first time in fell in I saw it from the basement window.  We went out and stared down at it, and It stared up at us, and being a one time city girl, I said "I think we should call Animal Control."  Well, there isn't Animal Control out here in the country, the town cop came though, he looked down at It, and It looked up at all three of Us, and I asked him "What is it?" and he, a native of these parts, said (drum roll)... "Damned if I know."  We put a log down into the well and like a good It or Thing, it must have climbed out, because next day it was gone.............Otherwise I'd have to feed it or something, I can't have this furry animal living in my window well and starving to death.  ANYHOW, it's fallen in two times since, and we put the log down into the well, and it leaves.  So far this month (this being Day 3) It hasn't fallen back in, but I'm betting it will.  Whatever It is, It seems to like it down there.

February 03, 2012 4:17 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

On this Day in 1969 ... Yasser Arabfat was made Head of the P L O .......
 
In spite of the the useless iota above, I am Wishing Everyone in This Village
a Great Weekend, and Hope That You Too Are Enjoying Unseasonably Pleasant Weathere ... I Wish You Lots of Family, Good Friends, Good Food, Good Wine, and Whatever Makes You Happy !!!  Be Safe, Be Well, and Forget about Monday until it gets here .......

 
To the TRIBE:   a GOOD  SHABBOS !!!
 
A Sabbath of Peace, Joy, and Rest Be Yours, With All Grace Attending .......
 
"Beware of Dogs,  Beware of evilworkers, Beware of the Concision ... For We are the Circumcision Who Worship G_D in The Spirit, Rejoicing in Moshiach, Having No Confidence in the Flesh ..."
 
May Our Rest Be Pleasing Unto Him Who Brought Us Here .......
 
Blessings Upon You All .......
 
 
IVAN
 

February 03, 2012 4:17 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

I do declare, Miss Blue, that is one fine idea to salute the evening hours that way on this drippy, rainy, grey and chilly day!  Cheers!

February 03, 2012 4:31 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

Owner's Manual 93 catalog came in the mail ; I put in an order for the Bib Stripe Blouse, long sleeve, this new catalog is vibrant, electric, and colorful...love the poka-dot dresses...especially the South Beech Dress very cool and colleger feeling! Sunny and bright in southwest Pennsylvania!  ; ) ...

February 03, 2012 4:58 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

Miss Blue, there really is a Whistle Pig Old Fashioned?!  (I googled it as I was curious about the name) As you may know, Old Fashioned is the WI state beverage, but they are always made with Brandy.  I've been curious about Rye whiskey. It seemed to be the liquor of choice a generation or two ago--they always drink rye in those old black and white movies. I'm pretty sure that when my Mom made a "highball" back in '60's it was with Rye.
 
Anyway, I'm in!

February 03, 2012 5:07 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Oh yeah, will definitely be on that club car tonight!

February 03, 2012 5:10 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Thanks, dear Ivan~ and blessings to you and yours.

February 03, 2012 5:34 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Thank you Ivan!  And blessings back to you and the Krewe many times over!

February 03, 2012 5:41 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Highballs!  I marjorie, that was my mom and dad's drink in the sixties - ginger ale and rye on ice in tall glass.  They had this group of friends they called the 800 (there was ten of them so, ?) and all of them would have highballs, walnut coffee table with three highball glasses sitting on cocktail napkins all in a row.  I'd have to come out from my room to check on the 800 to see what they were up to, to take inventory of the hors d'oeuvres - to my adolescent eyes, they were doing nothing, but the level (and frequency) of laughter would rise as the night went on.  Must have been the rye, because it sure wasn't the ginger ale.  

February 03, 2012 5:45 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

"All in all I'm just another brick in the wall"

February 03, 2012 5:46 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Sabbath Blessings for you and yours dear Ivan.

IM



I was unaware that Old Fashioned was the state drink of WI.

It was the favorite drink of my best friend's parents....way back when. Iris ALWAYS used Rye
for them, and the Manhattans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLG6jazDPnE









February 03, 2012 5:48 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

     Oh, hello er...a.... "Syd".

February 03, 2012 5:54 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Will you be, ah, blogging for us "Syd"?

February 03, 2012 6:09 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

Puxsutawney, I did, I drove up there.to this well known town the downtown is great...like most quaint towns.....I knew alot of College athletes there...alot of historic victorian houses...the movie was really great...loved the movie...but yea...hometown spirit thing... tear jerks..'n' all...the town, only the city council put alot of the Puxsutawney Phils statues everywhere on the cornors of the town and like the movie...it gives you a Tacky feeling...fun for kids...Disney@Puxsutawney...i went water fossil collecting and walked in their ankle deep stream...in the area walked up and down the neighborhood victorian homes ; trout fishing spots..did find alot exceptional....architecture...*****but again, Pennsylvania is beautiful...and the people are A +hospitality. What's nice about Pennsylvania you live at point A,,,and you can drive 15 minutes or 40 minutes and you in a new town, different forest, farm, artist shop and shops, shops, everyway..a library in every town...and the thrift shops are filled with bargins...so much fun!...Plus, Pennsyvania has more license boaters than Florida...you would not think that but we have alot of seasonal water sports....going to Auction tomorrow...hip hip cheap cheap hooray....

February 03, 2012 6:11 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Crown Royal is an excellent rye
whiskey, it will chase away the chill on a cold winter night.

I have heard talk of a Templeton Rye
that is available only in Iowa and a few select stores in Chicago, but I can't
recall where I heard that.  Good tune, "Miss Blue", thanks for the
hello.  I sometimes wonder if anyone is
out there other than me and a few others. Blogging is not in my portfolio, "Chef Deb" I like to think of myself as a quipster, whilst I am thinking of myself.

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6er1g_pigs-on-the-wing_music

 

 

 

February 03, 2012 6:29 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...



The Club Car
is Open.

 The jingle of ice cubes punctuates the lilting subdued laughter of the ladies , the slightly more robust chuckles of the gentlemen and the buz and hum of polite chatter.

Floyd, the bartender, mixes another round of Manhattans, Old Fashioneds and Side Cars.

Miss Blue, having locked Petra in the mail car and requisitioned the Fuchsia Tango Dress) looks
stunning. The hors d'oeuvres, prepared under the expert guidance of ChefDeb, were
an absolute sensation.



Miss blue discretely
gives Floyd the nod.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkfzK_nX-QM







February 03, 2012 6:43 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Syd--I do believe you might have heard of Templeton's from our own dear 'Jalopkin" who praises it highly from time to time.   The Sepia train club car certainly seems lively tonight---keep juggling those ice cubes, Miss Blue.....and whoever is pouring--keep pouring!!  Floyd will lick those spilled ice pieces.....ChefDeb...you have absolutely outdone yourself tonight--we were only expecting some mixed nutmeats.    What a wonderful start to a weekend...........tally-ho!  Cheers!

February 03, 2012 7:14 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Miss PARK4, Ginger ale effervesces.  It is wonderful for the spirits.  I seldom get a chance to use that word and I
do so enjoy saying it.  Say it along with
me, won’t you?  Effervesces.  Ef·fer·vesc·es,
yes, that’s the ticket.

 

Carol, I hope that Jalopkin chap is joking when he cautions
us to  beware of dogs.

February 03, 2012 7:34 PM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Thank you, Ivan, and to you as well.
 
PS -- again, off subject, to those of you who mentioned that you were fans, I just started Jo Nesbo's book "The Leopard" -- catches you right away.

February 03, 2012 7:34 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Syd looks familiar.  Is he Incognito?  

February 03, 2012 7:43 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Ladies,

I must apologize. 
Sooner or later I knew this would happen. I was spending the day on the
previous page, relaxing and recuperating. 
I left my computer unattended and what should occur but the dog (the dog
being much more brilliant than I) happens upon my unattended computer and
starts toying with y’all. I fully understand why Ivan would caution us to beware
the dog. They are such tricksters when left to their own devices, that they are;
 one can’t turn one’s back on them for a
minute.

I will bid you all a fond good night and those who were not in attendance
over these last few hours are sure to wonder just who in the blue blazes is
this Syd fellow you’ve been going on about.


February 03, 2012 8:31 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

MISS BLUE It was only the nectar of your cocktails and the inspiring soundtrack that made my little culinary contributions taste so good...a great ride indeed!

February 03, 2012 8:38 PM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Syd Barrett I thought in my acid washed jeans you ol brick in the wall who maintained you had an irregular head. I bought that ol turnip truck I fell off of & now I wear a seat belt so I drive with that lunatic in my head.
***
I hope that no one at the Club Car happy hour event noticed my Ascot was a Cub Scout scarf. Coco sez you live but once & you might as well be amusing.

February 03, 2012 8:42 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Groundhog Day is a pleasant diversion for elementary school children and weather persons and that's about it although it is probably cheaper that trying to figure out which end of a trip seems shorter.

Georgia ~
Nice to see you… really nice.

Miss Blue ~
You know what I meant.

February 03, 2012 8:43 PM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

...where the dogs of society howl...

February 03, 2012 8:58 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Andy, the Leopard is very good.... Makes you pay attention,and better yet, want to pay attention.... I'm reading his book The Devil Star now. I think you will like this one too.

February 03, 2012 9:12 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

I posted this on Yesterday by mistake. When it comes to theSepia's club car, we seem to see EyE to EyE.

February 03, 2012 6:46 PM
Peter Lake said...
Doing the right thing always trumps the best of intentions.....but good intentions are a good start.

Peace out fellow people of the EyE. The lamp is lit in theSepia's club car so it is way past time to stop kicking and dragging that poor dead horse of this week's political hot potato topic around and enjoy a sunny, fresh scented breeze in the air from the mountains, fields, and shores evening and weekend.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the friendships and comraderie that attracts us to this place.

Even if just for a short while,........ Don't let worry rob you of the good times we have.

Northsider, please save me a seat by the window but not too far from the fire place.

February 03, 2012 9:15 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Georgia, " barefoot as a yard dog'... I like that, a lot. What a way with words you have. When our snow arrives, I will surely send a drift or two your way to do with as you may.

February 03, 2012 9:31 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

I already did.

February 03, 2012 9:48 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

STONEY............................so nice that you are dogsitting....................remember, a clean b*tt is a nice b*tt!
 
MISS BLUE..................top o' the evening to you!
 
PARK.....................I have never had a highball, but they have always sounded so very glamorous...................surely only beautiful people drank them..................I shall have one before the year is out...................and I shall toast to your parents' memory......................
 
CHEFD...........................58', you crazy gal......................our classroom was a roastaterium today......................
 
OT.....................I finished reading Charlotte's Web to the class yesterday & today we watched the movie, the new one ( from 96 I believe) & it is absolutely delightful...................you pretty much just want to kiss Wilbur nonstop....................
 
PL.................the sepia train sounds so nice tonight..........drifting along, relaxing in comfy velvet softness, w/ delicious drinks & nibbles................mmmmmmmm..................
 
PAOLOS......................I have a magnifying glass that I keep in a CR flannel bag.................is SYD WILLIE???????????????????????????????? hhhhhmmmmm...............
 
IVAN.........................blessings back to you. send snowflakes please...................

February 03, 2012 9:53 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

no, no.....it's  "C'MON IN, SYD-OWN, SYD-OWN OVER BY 'DERE, NEXTA DA FIRE PLACE...WHADKIN I GETS YA'S?

February 03, 2012 9:56 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Now HERE is a a trivia question: which came first, CR bag, or Dopp kit?

February 03, 2012 10:03 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

RoadYacht My husband has a number of those purple bags filled with antique coins and all sorts of this and that.   

February 03, 2012 10:07 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

"And the people all said Syd down Syd down you're rocking the boat!""

February 03, 2012 10:12 PM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

If you are gonna sport an Errol Flynn moustache ya gotta not scrimp on the spirit gum. After rehearsal Ms Typical has a chocolate bread pudding waiting for me and the moo juice is chilled to ice crystal poifection!!!

February 03, 2012 10:39 PM
First-com Anam Cara said...

wellllllllll, I know I never received an invitation buttttttttt...things like never stopped me anyway, soooooooo, (assuming the bar is open to all and sundry), I'd like a nice Bailey's Irish Creme please from our bartender of note and then me and my groundhog would be just pleased as punch to sit here a while and soak up the ambience and enjoy the camaraderie of all you so knowledgeable and utterly fascinating people. Sainte

February 03, 2012 10:44 PM
First-com Anam Cara said...

Blessings on you and yours Ivan. You left too soon for me to express my felicitations.

February 03, 2012 10:45 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Anam Cara--just showing up is invite enough!  That's what we all do.........come in, "Syd" a spell and enjoy your Bailey's......yesssss....isn't it cozy?  You never know who'll show up or what you might hear.............or even, what you might say!   Now, don't you feel better with your feet up and your glass full once again?

February 03, 2012 10:54 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

...and all newbies get to use the coin operated mirrior free the first time...go on, it is strangely addicting,(that is how the party fund gets its vig)everyone has a side they'd love to see when they look in a mirror, and for just a few little coins, you may just....

February 03, 2012 11:00 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Now HERE is an interesting thing to look at....and now that Master locks are again made in the USA, it makes good sense to buy one   .   http://randommization.com/2012/02/04/this-is-so-wrong-alcohol-bottles-given-toy-company-treatment/#more-28309

Honor Roll


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I want my winter, I want my melancholy, I want my gray days of snuggled in be...

-bebe

Feb. 03, 2012 5:53 AM

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