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06-18-2007, 02:00 PM
So..yes it finally happened.. I'm sick of cleaning... and once again procrastinating... and no cow in sight to help me dither away the day...
Wabby- you need to report on the weekend wedding festival!!!

Cowie-- we need the next chapter in lcps fractured fairy tales

Kiwi-- we need to know how your hip/elbow etc are doing-- are you out and about with Jet

Cherry--- you must report in!!!!!
bagz-- are you being a groupie on the lecture circuit?

Painty--whats with the away messages and send me your facebook stuff so I can see your beautifulness

Sugar-- take off the apron and come chat

Darbydoooooo is doing great.. appetite of a horse, and it must be the evil side of me..but I get a chuckle out of her trying to navigate with the lampshade..doink doink in the wall...:s: Casey my brassy broad is outside sunning herself.. she knows Darby isn't right and is being a sweetie bout leaving her be.. no rough housing or baiting... well I guess I gotta get the windex out.... crap!

06-18-2007, 02:08 PM
I will be spending the day preparing for tomorrow's colonosophy event. Envy me if you must but remember you, too, but remember ... I could be cleaning. Which is preferable?

06-18-2007, 02:12 PM
note to self: do not read a post by cowpernia whilst sipping carbonated beverages

I have no nose hair left: thankyou

06-18-2007, 05:40 PM
haha!!! well i am laughing at shatzi's remarks---not poor peachers--i have seen what one must go through before the colonoscopy event and trust me,peacher would rather do a fling-boogie.!!!!! said dh has been asked to teach a course at the journalism school next semester--it's in a town an hour away BUT it is a TERRIBLE drive through MOOSE infested woods----and it could be in the pitch black of night----i am think i will forbid it.

06-18-2007, 06:26 PM
Gotta agree with Bagz.... hate to say it but I think LCP has alot in common with Pinnochio I agree. It's awful to say you don't believe someone who's said they've been assaulted, but with her, it's so hard to know what's real. I have a (friend of a) friend who's a detective on the NYPD; maybe I could ask him what the real procedure is. :shrug:

I feel so bad for her, either her life is one disaster after another, or she lives in a very painful fantasy world. I wish you could tell which.

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. There are dragonflies zooming all over the yard (hopefully feasting on those mosquitoes). And I'm on the computer, still trying to figure out how I'm going to go south next month.

Wabby? How did it go? You survive?


06-18-2007, 06:52 PM
Whall, I haven't gone through the scopy; the whole barium horror with x-ray was gross enough; but I'm right there with you, Peachie! You know, in a figurative sense. Good job giving Schatzi a nasaloscopy.

My DD is starting a fire. Hopefully in the fireplace outdoors. I have marinated chicken breasts in a lovely buttermilk and spice concoction and am expecting a few extras for dindin. I would like to observe the chicken these monstrosities came off of. She must need one heavy duty Cross-Your-Heart.


06-18-2007, 11:40 PM
I'm told the procedure is to send the victim to the hospital where rape kits are used to collect evidence. They don't just dismiss the victim like she had reported being pick pocketed. It's violent. But she just called and went to work today. It's what I'm going through, I guess, but she's getting on my nerves. Telling me her aunt had what I have but worse and I should cheer up. Blah blah blah.


06-19-2007, 03:34 AM
Sooooo....I went to the other thread and marked all the posts I wanted to comment on thinking they would show up here but they didn't so I'll just do it from memory or something.

FISH HOOKS!!! Poor little Darby muffin! Poor Kiwi's poophead dh (I still swear yours and mine were separated at birth, Kiwi!). Fish hooks are NO FUN. Speaking of small dogs and operations, our friends with the little Yorkie/Chihuahua (I can only spell that if I say "Chee-hoo-a-hoo-a to myself while I'm writing) cross came over for dinner and told us the whole saga of the puppy sniffing some sort of spikey grain up his nose last Wednesday and having to be put under to find out where the thing had gone. There are all these fields around here and apparently it's quite common for dogs to get these things hooked to their fur, ears etc, but if one goes up the nose, it can travel down into the lungs and cause a huge nasty infection leading to a complicated lung operation. Ugh. So they checked the little guy out to the tune of EUR 280 and found nothing, which is good. The thing must have dislodged itself and he either snorted it out or swallowed it. Mr. Friend was PO'd at having to pay so much money and Mrs. Friend was even MORE PO'd at him for being such a poophead (they are everywhere) and making a big deal about it. She was so mad she was practically crying at the dinner table. He'll shut up from now on.

WEDDING PICS and ANNIVERSARIES - Ahh, Painty! Those wedding pics brought a tear to my eye - you all look so adorable and happy. You and dh make a great couple and you've got great kids. The bride looks like a lovely girl. And go for that YOGA! I did a yoga/Pilates combination DVD yesterday that totally kicked my butt.

We had our 17th wedding anniversary on Saturday, same day as Wabby's dd's wedding. I got some smoked trout. Hope everything went well, Wabs! :hug:

ARABIAN NIGHTS - Kiwi, that couch looks fabulous! Isn't it great how those kids just get out there and do stuff. If I had plans for a couch it would take me 3 years to pick out the fabric, another two to cut it and then another 5 to just sit around THINKING about doing the upholstery.

PSYCHO STALKERS - Oh Bagzie! What a weird one that guy is. Truly scary. I really hope he did go home. Germany has stalking laws now but I don't know about other countries, and yes, Turkey is not in the EU yet because of human rights violations so they probably wouldn't be able to do a thing. And woohoo for your dh, but I wouldn't let him drive through the woods at night either. Can we watch him on TV somewhere?

CLIMBING THE CAREER LADDER IN A TURQUOISE PANTSUIT - Schatzi, you are going places, darling! Your outfit sounded lovely. Perfect strangers come up to me in stores all the time and say things like "Do you think this white blouse will go with my red suit, you know the one with the black trim on the lapels that I wore to my last interview?" so I just say "Oh yes! That would be perfect. And don't forget to wear that necklace your husband gave you for your birthday. It's in the back of your jewelry box underneath your pearls." and they say "Hey, I forgot all about that necklace. Thanks!" I live such a surreal life.

LCP aka PINOCCHIO - I just don't know, Peachy. She has told some tall tales before, hasn't she? It seems to be all about the drama ALL the time. How can one teensy girl have so much drama? And yes, I think the correct procedure when a woman says she has been assaulted, especially if it's been right away is to turn her over to the hospital and check for DNA stuff.

UNAPPETIZING MEDICAL PROCEDURES - Oooh, good luck on that one :hug:
Do they knock you out for it? They do here if you want them to and then it's not so unpleasant. Our neighbour told us ALL about it over the fence one day. Bleh.

FINE COOKIN' - Recipeeee for marinated chicken breasts, please, Kiweenster?

Must clean. Must iron. Must go to library and teach rowdy 10 yr old boys. Last time they didn't even turn up so I may get lucky again today.

My life is one big booooooooooore. Entertain me. :carrot:

06-19-2007, 02:51 PM
Sooooo....I went to the other thread and marked all the posts I wanted to comment on thinking they would show up here but they didn't I figured out how to do that: When you go to the Reply box, look just under it and there is some fine print that says something about there's messages from another thread and do you want to include them. If you click on including them, it should refresh the page and insert them as quotes. I did it yesterday. The only drawback is they keep showing up if you reply again, until the next day or whenever cookies get refreshed I guess.

told us the whole saga of the puppy sniffing some sort of spikey grain up his nose last Wednesday and having to be put under to find out where the thing had gone. Oo, was that a foxtail? Those are horrible -- the way they are shaped they can work their way right into the dog's nasal cavities by themselves almost.

We had our 17th wedding anniversary on Saturday, same day as Wabby's dd's wedding. I got some smoked trout. Interesting gift -- maybe I should suggest that to my DH. At the moment we have enough trout in the freezer to make a fine gift. Too bad we don't have a smoker -- but I'll bet he could rig one up on the new fireplace...:chin:

Isn't it great how those kids just get out there and do stuff. If I had plans for a couch it would take me 3 years to pick out the fabric, another two to cut it and then another 5 to just sit around THINKING about doing the upholstery. Exactly! It boggles my mind. Right now, DD is cleaning up the corner of the living room where much of her and MY stuff comes to rest. :eek: "Do you need this old New York Times?" I keep wanting to go in there and tell her to go play or something. :lol:

Recipeeee for marinated chicken breasts, please, Kiweenster? hmm, the chicken breasts came out pretty well. I used that powdered buttermilk that comes in a little canister that you keep in the fridge (forever). I don't think I've ever bought buttermilk. Anyway, I made up 2 cups of that and added lots of smushed garlic and then I started tossing in spices; salt, pepper, coriander, turmeric, cardamom, mace. :dunno: Whatever smelled like it would go with. :lol: I couldn't find any curry powder or I would have used that instead. They were nice and moist, and tasty enough, but if I were to do it again, I would load on the spices for more flavor, I think.

We had a lovely bbq last night. Although I think I ticked off DD'sBF by making a stink with her for changing her mind about eating dinner with us, after which I immediately turned around and invited 3 other people. :lol: She reacted to my fuss by saying she would be there, and by then I didn't have enough food, so she had BF buy something for the 2 of them to grill. Oh well, I'm sure he must know I'm psycho by now.

Along with the chicken, we grilled a mess of veggies. I bought a "grill wok" (doesn't look like a wok at all, more like a fry pan with holes in it) and it worked quite well: asparagus, mushrooms and big cherry tomatoes. Everybody seemed to love a different thing, to my surprise. DH actually raved about the tomatoes, although I thought they were too acidic. A couple of people thought the mushrooms were to die for, and the asparagus, well, let's just say I could have eaten the whole pan! I highly recommend that -- I just brushed them with olive oil with s&p and crushed garlic in it. Yum -- and healthy!

Later dahlings.

I want to go see BagzDH lecture. Is this in your town, Bagzie, or up the road? I couldn't tell by the article.


06-19-2007, 06:26 PM
Just sharing that the tests are done and except for the hiatal hernia, I am fine.

06-19-2007, 10:57 PM
oh peachie i am so happy for you---i have to admit now that your test is over that i was frightened---you know my friend has colon cancer and it is horrible---I AM SO HAPPY!!!! HIATAL HERNIAS ARE FINE--THEY ARE NICE AND GARDEN VARIETY!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-20-2007, 03:56 AM
Hurray for hiatal hernias!!! I am SO glad that you're fine, Peachy. :hug:

06-20-2007, 10:08 AM
Peachers :hug: soooo glad everything came out all right!

I was on more interviews yesterday...thank goodness for DHs acura with the fancyschmancy on board navigation system...lest I would still be lost! :dizzy:I don't have that directional gene... today I have phone interviews..and then I do believe I'm done! I'm on the fence about 2 positions and will need to do a Pro/con list to help me decide. ...

later taters

06-20-2007, 02:05 PM
Ah Peachie, what a relief that it's over and it's not something more serious. Of course I have no idea what a hiatal hernia actually is, but I hope it is easily treated.

Aren't you glad you can put that experience behind you?
Oh come on, laugh, I had to hear that endlessly after my barium test.

Good luck figuring out the job situ, Schatz, what are the pros/cons of the latest jobs?

I have figured out the pros and cons of my trip to the beach and it looks like, in spite of gas prices, it is still cheapest to drive :( . There are 3 of us, which makes the biggest difference; if it were just 2 of us I would definitely take the train. As it is, this trip is just way too much money and I think this is the last year I will do it. Makes me angry and sad to think that way, because that also means I won't see my family every year if I don't make the trip, but if we just keep living on savings at our age, we will eventually be destitute unless we cut back.

Well, I finally finished painting the annoying, I mean lovely, chairs. They look fabulous of course. Unfortunately it is raining now and I can't go take pictures, but I will soon.


06-20-2007, 02:48 PM
You're a better cow than I Kiwi...I don't think I could handle all that driving... and then just the thought of driving back...

I can totally relate to living on a budget.. The scariest time of my life was when both DH and I weren't working..I thought living off savings, no health insurance... thinking about all the possible bad outcomes..I don't know how you do it Kiwi :dunno: I was soooo relieved when DH got a job... and now we'll really be able to sock some $$ away for a house, and retirement. I'm looking forward to using my brain rusty as it is

Latest interviews were in Burlington and Greensboro..a tad of a haul... one was managing a claim shop, the other was heading up provider credentialing company. These 2 are out. I really didnt like managing a claim shop years ago... and the other isn't something that excites me enough to wake up each day to. :shrug: The other one hasnt called me yet... sooo our interview was scheduled for 1:00 - I guess they forgot.
I talked to some of my old co-workers and an old mentor and think that I will take the Boston based job. Mentor knows that I get bored easy :yawn: ..and need a challenge...:hyper:
Coworker1 thinks Boston...Coworker2 is risk adverse and suggests California.

DH votes for Boston... The furbabies dont care...

06-21-2007, 11:44 AM
where is everybuddy???

06-21-2007, 02:25 PM
We are here! Well, I am. I'm ordering MORE rawhide for my voracious chewing machine. DD is mowing the lawn and DH is playing with his new machine (he bought a slide and filmstrip scanner.. whoopee) and talking to himself. He's all excited. I'm not. Personally I think he should be mowing the lawn, DD should be playing her guitar and I should be talking to myself. But the world does not work according to kiwi. Too bad.

I vote for Boston. (Once again, the world according to kiwi -- but sometimes I'm right!)

Cowpeach, how's the boy doing down Mexico way? I take it he did not drop everything and fly to NY to assist lcp in her crisis ( :crossed: ). Where was it he was going to stay in a hotel?

Wabby, my dear, how are you doing? I'm afraid to think why you haven't posted all week. Still cleaning up? :^:

Maybe I'll go into business selling rawhide bones. I keep vacuum package them with my Foodsaver and post notices on the local bulletin boards.

In other news, I found my shorts. I had been wondering why I kept running out of t-shirts and couldn't find more than 1 pair of shorts that I like. I found a whole box of summer clothes that I'd forgotten about. So now I'm wearing my cat-pattern batik flowy shorts. Comfy. A little odd perhaps, but who cares.


06-21-2007, 04:43 PM
post a picture of your flowing catshorts!!! i need to see them--and you know you could totally start a business selling those rawhides plus you should sell HOMEMADE doggie biscuits---esp now since you can't trust the big producers not to poison your pets with the crap they buy overseas.You would have so much fun---and everyone likes to buy things from the pine tree state--smells so good up there~!!!i predict riches for you!!! WABBY PLEASE SAY SOMETHING!!!!---- kiwi is right--she is probably still sweeping up confetti off the lawn!!

06-21-2007, 04:47 PM
brag alert-----ds 12 got the award today for highest academic achievement in grade 7 { there are three classes,one of them with the 'smart' french immersion students }AND dd21 got her acceptance letter into the Dr of Veterinary Medicine program. For some reason this is really hard to get accepted into so we are very happy for her. It is kind of funny that ever since she could talk she has always said that she wanted to be a Vet. Some kids know early i guess! She can defer her acceptance for a year if she likes { she may finish her science degree first} ----end of brag alert! thanks for your attention--------------AND ONE MORE THING--- i vote for Boston too shatz---it looks like we are going to hold our reunions there!!

06-21-2007, 05:05 PM
I am now convinced that FAT people have genius offspring... All our fat makes big brained childruns

thats all I got. Its a good theory that some Einstein will prove and become famous for.

06-21-2007, 05:58 PM
oh my god!!! i just realized that i am fat!!!! and shatzi called me fat!!! i am so lol lol lol hhs hhs hhsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss- me arse off!!!!!this is more than one could hope for!!!! mutiny on the prairie!!!!

06-21-2007, 08:01 PM
I hope this doesn't sound snippy. Really, I do. But please can we not ask about lcp so much? There's more to her than I report and I guess it's because I'm not posting much lately but it kind of makes me feel like griping about her is the only thing I have to say.

I got my hair cut short. You can see entire ears. I called the mechanic to come get my car and fix it. Wouldn't start all of a sudden. He came, reconnected something and went back. I had to go to him and pay a fee for his trip out here. I am at the point where I don't know what to do about getting a job. Ideas, Shots? I have carried around resumes, turned in filled in application, made calls. This is depressing.

DS is home Saturday and seems to be leaving Wednesday for NY to come back Sunday. He misses American food. That puzzles me. He's looking forward to the Houston airport so he can eat American food. What will they have? Wendy's? Quiznos? Can you miss that?

06-21-2007, 08:07 PM
If Bagz is fat, I'm a Mack truck. However, you may have something there anyway. Certainly none of us deprived our kiddies of brain-food -- aren't fats the most important nutrient for the brain? Or something along those lines.

You must be so proud of DS, Bagzie!!! Yay for him!!! And I'm so glad DD21 got into vet school. She must be very relieved and delighted.

Heard from Wabby (you were all in the address, so I'm sure you have too). Wedding went well, pics to come sometime when she sorts out business probs. I want to know if she finally went shopping for a dress!

I was watching WE channel last night and saw the last part of "Platinum Weddings" -- it was a vulgar display of how much unnecessary crap you could buy for a wedding and how excessive you could be for no reason. Not satisfied apparently with beautiful flower arrangements, they added strands of Austrian crystals to them :dunno: and lit every table centerpiece from underneath. The bride had jewels set into her shoes -- oh, sure, that sounds kind of pretty, right? Wrong, they were on the SOLES. That kind of excess just turns my stomach. I totally understand wanting The Best (IF you can afford it), but buying stuff for no reason whatsoever is simply stupid and CRASS.

So there.

Fast forward to Bridezillas for a hilarious contrast. One bride's father would not stop shushing her, it's like he had a speech tic or something. Another one's father had built a cute little cart to carry in the very small flower girl, ring bearer and the bride's dog -- but he had used cheap glue to hold the wheels and one of them fell off during the rehearsal :rolleyes:

In other wedding news, Sugar is reminiscing about her idyllic honeymoon on her blog.

Gotta go flatten some meat.


06-21-2007, 08:17 PM
Forgot to mention how impression Bagsds is. I guess I shouldn't have written him off when Bagz homeschooled him in Kindergarten.

Paul Simon: She's got diamonds on the soles of her shoes. Well, that's one way to lose these walking blues.

06-21-2007, 10:52 PM
OH MY GOD AGAIN--FIRST I'M FAT,NOW I TRIED TO RUIN MY SON'S EDUCATION!!!AND YET I AM STRANGELY THRILLED BY ALL THE NEGATIVE ATTENTION!! gaining in acceptance of myself whilst not loosing weight---it's the delight of my dotage.

06-22-2007, 10:33 AM
Sorry, Sweetie Cow Pies, about jumping on you about lcp. She calls me every night and has fallen into that group of people that I can criticize but no one else can. You know .. family.

DS is home tomorrow. I wish (clicking heels together) I were a good housekeeper.

06-22-2007, 11:17 AM
well if Kiwi is a Mack Truck - I'm a battleship...
Sounds like it was a purrrfect day up in Frozen Tootsies! I have a mental picture of all the family doing their thing..and you in your batiuk cat shorts , vacuum sealing rawhide...

hmmm, yes maybe package them like gourmet doggie treats and have the local stores carry them.. I dont want to know how they make rawhide.. :no:
I never watched those shows Kiwi.. But I would have the same take on them as you do... diamonds on the soles of her shoes... thats just ridiculous! I did catch a piece of some wedding show... it was a traditional Indian (Hindu?) wedding, but the bride and groom decided to make a grand entrance on a elephant... I so was wishing they would fall off or the elephant would do something crass :s:

BAGS you have me Rrrrrrolling :lol3: :rofl: !!!
Yes, all youse cows have such gifted offspring ... lucky

oh dear Cowie, I wish I had some words of wisdom..job hunting is depressing and humbling. If I had my druthers I'd run up to Canada and sell smelly soap to cruisers with Baggy one... Have you posted your resume on Monster, Careerbuilder, hot jobs, have you gone out to your government website? You can set up an account on monster and the others that allows them to send jobs to your email account that fit your skills... its a thought. :shrug: How do you like your haircut?

I just got an email from Wabby... I'm glad the wedding went well and I do hope that the business works out ok...

I took the doggies for their morning walk... Darby and her lampshade got stuck ..she bent over to smell something...stinky I guess.... and her lampshade got stuck on the ground...It was funny... she seems back to normal already..

now I'm nervously waiting for the head of HR for this company to call me...he called last Friday as I was driving to the park.. I hopped out of the car so I could hear better... I think he said 10:30... which would be 3:30 irish time...

06-22-2007, 01:44 PM
Hey Cowies, I don't have even a minute to read all of whats up here, but I just want to tell y'all hi. I'm coping, and I'm still standing.

06-22-2007, 03:21 PM
Paul Simon: She's got diamonds on the soles of her shoes. Well, that's one way to lose these walking blues.I picture her skidding across the dance floor and, after an amusing cartwheel of white tulle and muffled shrieks, landing on her giant pampered arse. But that's just me...

Darby and her lampshade ..she bent over to smell something...... and her lampshade got stuck on the ground..:rofl: I can just picture it. My little doggie friend with the fabric frisbee collar got her cast off already. She makes me nervous though, this is the 3rd time she's had a cast or splint in her young life (I think she's less than 4). I'm afraid she's going to break if I pick her up wrong. We don't have to worry about Jet hurting her though -- Winch (the little Chinese Crested, maybe all of 12 pounds) puts her in her place the minute they meet. She takes one look at her, growls at her, and Jet backs off. Hee hee.

I'm coping, and I'm still standing.Excellent! :hug:

DH got back from fishing....and went out fishing. :rolleyes:


06-23-2007, 09:38 AM
Something to ponder: When you have a problem, do you ever think "What would I tell someone else to do in this situation." I do that and sometimes I just can't think of a thing to say to them.

I'm working 10:30 to 7:30 at the supermarket then going to get DS who arrives at 8:30. I know they thought they were making it convenient for me to already be on my way somewhere at that time but I am tired already.

06-23-2007, 02:05 PM
Something to ponder: When you have a problem, do you ever think "What would I tell someone else to do in this situation." I do that and sometimes I just can't think of a thing to say to them. And yet, we always have an opinion on what you should do! True, we do. I think we should call it WWCD-What Would Cowsies Do. Actually I rarely think that way. The first thing I think of when I have a problem is food. Next thing is sleep. I am the perfect avoider.

DD has been working 4-10 PM all this week at the front desk/office of the moose place. She said she's never been hit on so much in her life. I told her welcome to the real world. She left at 6 am this morning to go on a weekend excursion with bf & family. Busy, busy.

Glad to hear DS is on his way home. I hope he had a worthwhile stay.

Later gators

06-23-2007, 07:59 PM
welcome to the real world unfortunately kiwonk!!-- the nutbag that fancied dd followed her around last summer when she was working as a bartender and occasional performer at open mike. Other dd was hit on constantly as she drove the golf cart around delivering beer and snacks----MEN ARE SKANKS MORE OFTEN THAN NOT!!!!-----lucky peach--your boy is coming home for awhile---ex dh is on his way to hang with dd in a couple of days on the continent----glad her dad will be there to look out for her!!we had a carnival cruise in port today----it was crazy busy at the market---thanks yanks for your dollars!!!$$$$$ you're swate!!!

06-24-2007, 01:06 PM
No problem, Bagz, anytime I can ship 'merkin bucks up there, I'm happy to do so. We (well, not me, of course) have more than we know what to do with.

And that's all I have to say. ta

06-25-2007, 01:39 PM
HI. My life is going to sh*t.

Grandpa Jim died Saturday morning. God just couldn't even leave me with that rascally old man to talk to.

06-25-2007, 02:37 PM
Oh honey, I'm so sorry. I just want to come cry with you.

06-25-2007, 03:46 PM
:grouphug: :hug: Gpa Jim lived a long and full life Wabby.. and have many great memories and stressfree days because of you and Rick .. take comfort in that ..
Honestly Wabby, this is the END of it for you ..I know things will get brighter! my thoughts are winging there way west.........

06-25-2007, 05:21 PM
Oh Wabby, I'm so sorry! :(:(:( :hug:

06-25-2007, 05:46 PM
I'm so sorry Wabby. Unfortunately, I feel the same about my life but different circumstances.

06-25-2007, 08:02 PM
wabby----------sigh and cry------------we will miss him and your stories about him---it's hard cause he would have been a comfort to you ,since he loved your Rick too---that SUCKS.----- i hate to say this,but it's starting to look like god has departed for other solar systems---this place is going to ****.

06-25-2007, 08:03 PM
We need to break the horrible spells on Wabby in particular..and yes our dear cowpernia too.. for those reasons - I am starting a new thread..:yikes: and GASP I BREAK with the tradition!

06-25-2007, 10:08 PM
Oy, don't make it too difficult. My brain is mush.