View Full Version : ****DAILY WASH, Saturday, November 6th****

11-05-2004, 11:08 PM
Lucky day!!!! **SPRITE** has started the wash...for the first time!! Strange for me...I'm used to being way on down the line in replies. I think we should have a wave :wave: :wave: :wave: athon like mr sandbanx did when he first joined the wash...that was so much fun...so let's go. :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:

I'm up....EVERYBODY'S UP!!!

11-05-2004, 11:12 PM
Morning All!

Congratulations on the Wash start Sprite!:) May you have many more in your future.

Still evening here but I need to go to bed. I am tired and the dog who had her teeth cleaned is whining and making me feel guilty. I picked her up a 2 pm today and she has only just started to talk to me again (it 9 pm). I think she was holding a grudge.:D

Hope everyone has a great day. Mine will be busy with kiddie commitments.

Take care.

mr sandbanx
11-05-2004, 11:24 PM
Jeepers Creepers Spritey...it's early yet. What on earth were you thinking???

Oh well, you're up so I'm up... I guess. :confused: :confused:

A wave, I can do that :wave: :wave: :wave:

Hope you got permission to do this. I asked Christie (her dog talks to her???) to act as a buffer between you and me so I don't get blamed for your impetuousness. (I think I will regardless). I wonder how many people the moderators know by name :confused: :confused:

I think the RIL needs to be culled... my eyes are all googly like!

Went for beer after work with all the kids... and Malty failed to show up!!! We just sat there, shuffling our feet and all that.


11-05-2004, 11:33 PM
Well...If you wouldn't have threatened me.....with a comet!!! LOL :D

Christie I am glad your dog is talking to you again...I hate when they give the silent treatment. :D You may have to give her/him lots of treats to make up for the teeth brushing incident.

Yes and I'm UP but will be DOWN in a little bit.... almost time for me to hit the hay.

Malty didn't show up for the drinkathon after work??? How strange!! LOL :D

Just wanted to give ya'll a thrill with ME starting the Wash!! :D :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:


11-05-2004, 11:33 PM
Hi washers,
I'm all dressed up and ready to party. Off out shortly to a 21st birthday party with a bunch of kids. I will be the jeriatric I guess but hey I got class, they can't beat that!

Hi sprittie Christie and Sandbanx :wave: :wave: :wave:

11-05-2004, 11:36 PM
Wow Elaine...do you know what you're getting yourself into??? 21st birthday party.... first time being able to drink for the birthday girl or boy. Should be a fun time!! You are brave!! :) :wave: :wave: :wave:

mr sandbanx
11-05-2004, 11:49 PM
Hi washers,
I will be the jeriatric I guess but hey I got class,

How does one agree, and disagree at the same time!!! I am lost for words. Have fun.

Gnite Spritey.


:wave: :wave: :wave:

11-06-2004, 12:32 AM
I discovered Dorothy Sayers after surgery two years ago. I read Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night and Strong Poison (in that order, go figure) from the lazy boy in between Vicodin naps. Helped me keep my sense of humor in tact. All that to say that "and all that" makes me warm and fuzy all over (kinda like Vicodin!) And the extraneous "what" is pretty great too, what? If anybody here hasn't read Dorothy Sayers' mystery novels I couldn't recommend them more highly! You guys have any novels that you just love and come back to again and again?

Cheer-frightully-ho and all that, Kim

11-06-2004, 12:38 AM
21st birthday party.... first time being able to drink for the birthday girl or boy. Should be a fun time!! You are brave!! :) :wave: :wave: :wave:

Unfortunately Patty, here it is 18 - legally. It's caused so much strife it may be moved higher again.

But congrats on starting the wash! :wave: :wave:

Been a hot day here in Cambridge - 26 degrees, just the way I like it!
Been 'gyming' this morning, latte in town at our newest cafe:) then gardening this afternoon. Still got life in me for the evening .........wahooo! it's soooo good to feel well again! :clap:

Hi everyone :wave: :wave: :wave:

mr sandbanx
11-06-2004, 12:45 AM
Anything by John Lecarre is worth a third read. Or a fifth. Garrison Keilor's "Book of Guys" is terrific. Read Seven Years in Tibet a few times and am currently digesting the first two pounds of The Agony and the Ecstasy aqain, rather good that, what! I suspect it will take me a long while though. I wish I had more copies of Stephen King's junk. Not to read, I could burn them by the dozen and be happy. Best book ever read twice: Master Mariner by Nicholas Monseratt. Cider with Rosie is awesome... Laurie Lee sure knew how to turn a sentence. Would read the five times if I could get my hands on a copy! You would like that one Kim.

Kim you should write a book, everything you say is well worth the read.


:wave: :wave: :wave:

11-06-2004, 01:48 AM
Tania has just picked up the Grandkiddies.

She and Les went out and bought a Christmas tree this afternoon.. Would you believe they are putting it up now!! :eek: :eek: Gonna drive those little kids nuts for 2 months wanting to know when is it Chrsitmas, ;) by the time Christmas day comes around they wont want it, what do you reckon..? :D

11-06-2004, 02:31 AM
Hi y'all :wave:

JJ, sounds a bit of overkill to me! Would take all the :music:*magic*:music: out of it I think. If you want to hear the total opposite extreme, my eldest brother and his wife let their 5 kids think that Santa decorated the tree! :eek: They'd buy or cut a tree a few days before Christmas, set it up, and leave it undecorated. Then we'd (we, meaning all the younger brothers & sisters who were recruited for the evening) decorate their tree after midnight !!! We were up all night decorating, wrapping gifts, putting bikes and such together. Gotta admit tho, it was so worth watching the kids faces on Christmas morning. :D :cool: :angel:

Hah! Gotta laugh at the thought of how I'd convince (coerce?) my son when he was very young to be good during Christmas season. On the first of December every year, an *elf* showed up in his room, sitting on the top of the curtain rod. He was there to watch if Jimmy was naughty or nice. :evil: :D :p He still brings that up every year now, and how vividly he remembers *elf* waiting to report to Santa!! (and Jim's 34 now!)

Lulu, glad you've got the snap back in your elastic.

Spritey, congrats on starting the wash!! :clap:

Christie, glad your pooch is speaking to you again :p

Hi Chris, Kim, Elaine :wave:

#2 cat Bitchy (pronounced Bichee') but she is appropriately named, is now whining for her evening cuddles. #1 cat (Scaredy Cat, also appropriately named) is already curled up on the bed.

I've been painting all evening :D as DH is in San Diego taking care of his mom (she's 91), giving his older brother a well-deserved break. I'm driving down there tomorrow, so most likely will be offline until Sunday evening.

Weaving to all yet to come, sending healing vibes to those in the waiting room, and 11 hugs to all!


gee, all this Christmas talk - I've got to paint a card for this year !! :eek:

11-06-2004, 02:45 AM
Hey Chris, Amazon has a few copies of Cider with Rosie

Here is the page

If I weren't so broke I'd buy you a copy for the nice compliment! We've got a fabulous library here in Elgin (those riverboat casinos have their benefits) so I'll see if I can find a copy to read there.

Dad is nuts for John LeCarre, he reads those over and over. As for Stephen King, I cut my teeth on that stuff. When I was twelve or thirteen my brother's buddy brought over a box of books. My brother took the L. Ron Hubbard books for himself (the weirdo) and I got everything else. It was spooky stuff; Clive Barker, Stephen King, Robert Ludlum, Peter Straub...no wonder I'm demented. There were a couple of good writers in there though, C.S. Lewis (go figure!!) and Stephen R. Donaldson (Thomas Covenant books.)I also got a box of VC Andrews books from my babysitter of all people (the same babysitter that took it upon herself to explain the birds and the bees to my sister and me using Saturday Night Live sketches as examples.) It's a wonder my brain didn't turn to mush. When I have kids I'm going to pick their reading selection for them.

11-06-2004, 04:22 AM
Morning all :wave:

Very erudite start to the wash! this morning :)

Let's lower the standard a little :evil:

Liverpool is to be the City of Culture in 2008 and the locals are already taking it seriously. The other morning a friend in Toxteth woke up and found his car jacked up on 4 piles of encyclopedias :wink2:

(Went to a Music Hall at Edge Hill University College last evening and that's the only joke I can remember)

Pretty dull drizzly morning here, but in upper 50's so it ain't all bad!

Just been perusing the ecoosefineart gallery that Flattwo recommended - some excellent work there.

After breakfast, supermarket shopping looms, so BBL,


11-06-2004, 05:16 AM
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11-06-2004, 05:24 AM

11-06-2004, 06:19 AM
Name those Pix
From JJs box of trix
She dont know Nix
But we love our fix !!!

I only recognise 2 & 3 as St Pauls Cathedral....... Criminal act to block that wonderful view of it with modern architectural junk....... would have jailed them for treason if it were me...........grrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!

HENRY!!!!!!!! ROGER!!!!!!!!!!

Im up and STILL not got to JudyBs pic in the WDE to see whats there....... so

tata for now :wave: :eek:

11-06-2004, 06:29 AM
Good Morning all,

Just past 6:15 a.m. here in Ohio. Chilly temps this morning but dry. We are supposed to go up to the high 60s today which isn't bad for November.

Can't help identify your lovely London scenes, JJ. Was only there once for three days and that was in the early 1960s. The one of the building with the two layers of columns looks like the Library of Celsius in Ephesis, LOL. Is that scaffolding underneath the clever covers????

Kim, I almost never reread a book (there are too many new ones out there to explore ;) ). When I have though, I find I am almost always a little disappointed that it isn't as wonderful as I remembered. Most recent example of that was when I picked up one of the books from Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet which I had thought was so, so, so wonderful when I read it in college. Didn't even finish it this time around. I do like mystery stories though, especially some of the British writers like D. Sayers and P. D. James.

ML, My Dad always used to decorate the tree after my brothers and I went to bed on Christmas Eve. My DH and I did it for a couple of years after our first child was born. Stayed up half the night decorating and putting things together, went to bed, and 20 minutes later (at least it seemed like that) our little "angel" was in our room waking us up. We decided to start a new tradition after that! The tree is decorated the weekend before Christmas, but the gifts aren't put out until Christmas Eve when everyone has gone to bed. That way, there is still an element of surprise on Christmas morning.

We had a most wonderful time at the Museum yesterday viewing the Rau collection. It was really nicely displayed and the signage was fabulous. Very informative and actually large enough to read (so often curators put up signs that have printing the size of a page in a book). They also had audio devices that were like cell phones with detailed explanations of 30 of the paintings. It was a fabulous show. The school groups had been there in the morning and left by the time we went so we could enjoy the paintings at our leisure. Dr. Gustave Rau, who collected all this great art, donated it to Unesco (he had supported them throughout his medical career in Africa) with the proviso that it would tour small museums around the world for 25 years. Then they could sell it off and use the money in their work. What a wonderful idea and a really humanitarian person.

I was inspired by what we had seen so when we got home I finished my little painting of a misty meadow. You can see it here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2881994#post2881994) if you would like. :cool:

Weaving Hi :wave: to Patty, Christie, Chris, Elaine, Doug, JayTee, and AWAYTC, and Bye :wave: to Kate. Hope she and DH have a great time in Italy so we can enjoy her photos too.

Off to check out the Gallery now.

Wet Canvas is being very s l o w this morning for me. Opening threads, opening windows to reply to threads, loading images in threads, etc. are all taking an inordinate amount of time again. (It was pretty quick yesterday, so I don't think it is my computer, I think it is here at Wet Canvas.)



11-06-2004, 07:04 AM
he he he.. Sylvia....... was about to reply to your 1st message about where were we all .... ( emailed to me as I remembered to subscribe today :D) and see youve just found page 1 :wink2: :evil:

.......have jsut saved no fewer than SIX of JBs WDE pics......will probably paint more than one.... theyre worth a look even if you dont join in :)

11-06-2004, 07:38 AM
Happy Saturday everyone
Bonfire night went on for quite a while last night. We walked the length of Waterside and saw all kinds of bonfires (some quite startling in size) and fireworks popping out from all sorts. The ducks were all huddled together in the center of the river and I don't know WHERE the sheep were.
We always got our Christmas trees after Thanksgiving. My cheapskate uncle (by marriage) would always go BUY the tree on Christmas day, cause they are really cheap then. That is one thing about Thanksgiving, it keeps Halloween from bumping into Christmas. This year we may not put up the tree, which came with the house, wrapped in bin bags in the loft. We are going to have Christmas in California. Sadly we will have to go via 'el cheapo airlines' (United) so even I at 5'3" will be riding with my knees up to my chin for 11 hours. I will start shopping and mailing now though, as we will be arriving too close to Christmas for Shopping. Just have to have an address to send packages to now that we have no house there anymore.
We went out today and finally bought a toilet seat! Not the perfect one Jack wanted, but I promised to buy the expensive one that he wants for Christmas, but does not go on sale till January.
fussy boy
Oh well, People coming by tonite, so I'd better clean something.


11-06-2004, 07:57 AM
HI All

It's 8am here in Ohio.

Update on new job. - I decided to talk to the boss about my uneasiness so far. Felt much better after that. Found out that we truely are the first base to go with this new system. The guinne pig. The did come through with a training schedule. Yesterday was best day so far. Got to get some computer training on the system. Learned a ton from this guy. He told us more about our jobs than anyone so far. Spent yesterday afternoon with a social worker. Got to visit several patients in the hopsital. (Finally some patients) Next week will go with the Discharge planning nurses.

I have a ton of things to do this weekend. Housework, errands, etc.

Everyone have a good weekend.


11-06-2004, 08:09 AM
Good Morning Everyone!!!! Looks like a good one!

Went to visit one of my friends from Srilanka (sp?) yesterday morning. She wanted me to see the movie Farenheit 9/11 which they bought. Didn't learn anything I didn't know before since I have been watching the new developments every day as they actually happened. This was followed by a delicious curry dish for lunch.

Son with baby Ethan invited himself for supper again, wife had to work late and he doesn't like going home to an empty house :rolleyes: .

Mary Lou, when I grew up in Austria, us children were sent to the neighbours while the angels came to decorate the tree on christmas eve, when we went home the tree was lit with candles and the presents were there. The tree was never put up before then, I don't know how it is now.

Lynn - meant to ask, did you ever purchase that house, I think it was in Nova Scotia???

JJ - nice pics, and I can see it was raining, what else is new :wink2:

Anita, glad there was some positive to your job

No plans for today, Will see what the day brings!

Sending good thoughts to one and all and :wave: Greetings!

Little Old Lady
11-06-2004, 08:37 AM
Greetings :wave:
Uschi I am so tempted to comment on that movie but will keep politics out of the wash!
Anita glad that things are looking better on the job front.
Lynn will be rooting for the Vols to beat Notre Dame.
Supposed to be nice here today.
Have a good one!

11-06-2004, 08:44 AM
Good morning Washers... The sun is blaringly brilliant in SW Ontario this morning! Oh, I just love the sunshine... even the leafless trees are beautiful when they're bathed in golden light!

I have read many books more than once... Gone with the Wind tops the list... but also, For Whom the Bell Tolls (I just LOVE Hemmingway) and Anna Karenina (I love Tolstoy, too)... Nicholas and Alexandra (Robert K. Massie) is on my top read list (it broke my heart)... I've read Forever Amber at least 3 times... But then, I love Robert Ludlum, Dean Koontz, and Tom Clancy, too... And when I want something fun and fanciful, Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt is every woman's dream... I got tired of Stephen King, but my eldest son has devoured the Dark Tower series...

I have never, ever, ever told the kids that there was NO Santa... never... we decorate the tree on Christmas eve... lay out the wrapped gifts and then drink eggnog and play scrabble... after everyone is sleeping, Santa fills all the stockings with unique little surprises that only *he* would know about... even Mom and Dad get special things... My family have never, ever, ever questioned it... :D :D :D

ML... sheesh... I wish I'd thought of the guardian elf!!! What a hoot!!!

Congrats to Sprite... starting the Wash is neat, isn't it??? I'm never awake that late... LOL

Keep the pics coming, JJ... armchair travelling is the next best thing...

...going to check out your painting, Syl... BTW... I've booked the week of November 15th to be down south... driving down Monday and coming home on Thursday... think *mist*... :D I'll bring my paint and brushes... :D

I love the term *grotty* and still use it....

I forgot to welcome Lyn Cyr! Gosh, it HAS been a long time... so good to see your smiling face again!

Good for you, Anita!!! ... see my note to Sylvia ^^^... :D

I have to check out the WDE to see what's got JT so inspired... :D

... and :wave: to everyone!!!

On my *to do* list today... finish my painting (I hope), laundry, groceries, filing and paying bills (grrrgh)...

Sending positive vibes and good thoughts to all...

11-06-2004, 09:33 AM
Hi all.

I often reread books; some favorites that I've been through many times are:

Dune, by Frank Herbert (the many sequels are terrible, but this original is tops on my list)

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Most of Tom Clancy's books

The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder

Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card

The Foundation Trilogy, by Asimov

I had lunch with an old friend yesterday, presented her with a "Day-Runner" type calendar I made for her, also gave her daughter a monthly calendar featuring some of my photos.

Several friends have said I should sell calendars (but they're speaking as friends, not as business people). I was wondering if there's anyone out there actually making money creating and selling calendars? I searched the site and found some old threads discussing this, but not much current info.

I did a cost breakdown, and - assuming that I can find good paper that permits printing on both sides for $0.50 per sheet (the photo quality paper I'm using now is single-sided only and runs a minimum of $0.65 persheet) - my costs to make a calendar would be $7.50 to $8.00. But I'd add 10% to that figure (preliminary printing, etc). So cost is now almost $9.00 If I sold them on my website, there'd be shipping - say $3.00 to $4.00. Ignoring profit for a moment, this means people would be paying around $12.00. For less than that, they can get a professionally done calendar, with bigger pages and better prints at almost any bookstore. And a profit of a couple of $$ per calendar would be nice (my time is worth SOMETHING, after all), so the asking price goes up to $14.00 or $15.00.

Doesn't look practical to me.

Back to the drawing board...

Have a good day everyone.

11-06-2004, 09:47 AM
Ok...here's about the right space for me to come in the Wash usually!!! :D :wave: :wave:

Now I'm Up.....Everybody's Up!!!! :wave:

Wonder how Elaine's evening went??!!! Oh.... the drinking age is 18 there Lulu? It used to be 18 here but they raised it to 21 quite awhile back. It was 18 when I was a teen though. I really don't think it matters that much.... they still drink that young..illegal or not.

Dorothy Sayers, eh Kim? I will have to check out a book of hers from the library. Which would you recommend first?? I'll have to check out Cider with Rosie too, Chris! I am currently reading Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle (it was made into a movie). Hubby loves Stephen King's books...has read them all several times..and Anne Rice. I have read some of them. We are real intellects...lets me tells ya! :D

JJ, I hope that Christmas tree still has needles on it after TWO MONTHS!! Geezz...that's extremely early!!

We usually get our tree a couple weeks before Christmas and decorate it then. Have too much going on the night before Christmas to decorate the tree too. My dad was so cool when I was a kid... (still is)..but one Christmas I got a tape recorder for Christmas and he recorded Santa up on the roof with jingle bells and Santa Ho-Ho Ho'ing and I believed that was really Santa. I was really upset when I accidently recorded over it though........(and so was he).

That's funny about the elf, Mary Lou..wish I had thought of that for my kids. :D

Thanks Doug...I know you are speaking of me when you say "ERUDITE"!!! :D

Good morning JJ, great pics!! Is that London??
Good morning, Jlynn, Sylvia, Anita, Uschi, JoAnna and Charming One!!!

CRS has set in now....

Have a great day! :wave:

Ooops Dave...you snuck in on me whilst I was typing.... that is interesting about the Calendars...I would like to try that some day.

Well dang it!!! Hello Henry...You snuck in whilst I was adding a hi to Dave!!

11-06-2004, 09:48 AM
Hello and good day

JJ I think they are all of the City of London...JT is correct about St Pauls #3 taken from Ludgate Hill I think..#7 is the corner of Victoria Street and Cannon Street and the underground sign could be Mansion House

I worked in the City of London for many years for Whitbread the brewery off Moorgate


mr sandbanx
11-06-2004, 10:02 AM
Fourth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers hosts struggling Minnesota on Saturday in the battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe. :confused: :confused: :confused: But go Badgers regardless!


Tennessee/Notre Dame... cool

I'm thinking we will need two, maybe three field goals from Lyn today to beat the Irish. Stay focused Lyn!!

Son Ben goes to MacMaster university and when I heard about Cider with Rosie, and could not find it, he went to the school library and the librarian found it for him in the Archives. Great book, awesome book, about growing up in England in the early part of the 1900's. Anyway... Artmom (lyn) our resident placekicker has neice?? who is librarian at Mac... I wonder if it was her found this book for me?

Our Christmas: I hung lights last week outside before it gets to cold. Usually have tree up the week before. Brenda and her sisters are Christmas nuts, so it starts to smell like Christmas here in late November... good stuff.

Christmas Eve we sit around, hot chocolate,go to church Brenda is in choir and run the sound board (make her sound good I say) then Brenda tucks us all in and in the morning.... I am the first one up! It's aweseome the stuff I get!


11-06-2004, 10:13 AM
Several friends have said I should sell calendars (but they're speaking as friends, not as business people). I was wondering if there's anyone out there actually making money creating and selling calendars?

Dave our Heritage Association produces calendars annually of local views at a profit. We submit photographs and text to a printer and they produce 2,000 -2,500 copies at a cost of around 1.50 ($2.50) each. We sell them at 3.50 retail, 2.50 in bulk and make a useful annual profit. All sales are via local post offices, newsagents and local organisations and we usually run out in November.

It's quite a job getting them into the stores etc, and we are a registered charity organisation. It may be difficult for an individual to sell so many.


11-06-2004, 10:57 AM
by JoAnn--Lynn will be rooting for the Vols to beat Notre Dame. and by Chris--Tennessee/Notre Dame... cool
I'm thinking we will need two, maybe three field goals from Lyn today to beat the Irish. Stay focused Lyn!!/

Thanks, JoAnn and Chris!! Hope Wisconsin beats Minnesota!


Chris, it's my cousin that works at MacMaster University Library. :D

:wave: to everyone.

Hope the virtual Medical Room inhabitants all get well soon!

May your today be better than your yesterday.


11-06-2004, 11:19 AM
Can't talk long, going out to breakfast,

Patty, don't know what to tell you about D. Sayers, I would start with Gaudy Night if I were you because it is my favorite but if you are real into chronilogical order you might start with Strong Poison and then Have His Carcase (and maybe Advertise to Murder - another favorite!) and then Gaudy Night and Busman's Honeymoon because they kind of lead into one another. If you are really, really into chronological order you could start with Whose Body but it isn't the best of the series.

Hey Chris, you a techy? Rock on buddy! I was a stage manager at church for a couple of years but they never let me near the soundboard. It's a PM1D and I think you need a degree in Aeoro Physics to operate it.

As for books, I'm no elitist or anything. I was really into Stephen King in school and I'm really into Harry Potter now so it's not all about the craft, sometimes it's about a good yarn. All things in moderation, right?

Anita, glad to hear things may be looking up at work.

Dave, think you should pursue the calendar thing. You just need to find your angle, maybe a regional theme. $12.00 or 14 is totally reasonable for something people can't get anywhere else.


11-06-2004, 11:44 AM
Thanks for the thoughts regarding calendars.

Kim, the monthly calendar I made for my friend's daughter (and I'm doing similar versions of it as gifts for other friends & family) is titled Scenes from Huntington Beach and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. The approximately 20 photos in the pool from which I'll choose 12 for each calendar are all either sunrises & sunsets, clouds, flowers, waterfowl, beach, etc. scenes. So I guess it is clearly a regional kind of thing with the overall theme of nature/animal/outdoors subjects.

I'll try to locate some less costly paper today, then see what happens. I browsed Barnes & Noble's website this morning, and their monthly wall calendars are priced a little higher than I thought - from $12 to $17 if I remember correctly.

11-06-2004, 12:14 PM
When our kids were little, we would "see Santa's Elves" lurking around whenever the kids were acting up. "Oh oh, I think I just saw one of Santas elves hiding behind that tree!" Ususally worked, for awhile.

11-06-2004, 01:17 PM
I discovered Dorothy Sayers after surgery two years ago. I read Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night and Strong Poison (in that order, go figure) from the lazy boy in between Vicodin naps. Helped me keep my sense of humor in tact. All that to say that "and all that" makes me warm and fuzy all over (kinda like Vicodin!) And the extraneous "what" is pretty great too, what? If anybody here hasn't read Dorothy Sayers' mystery novels I couldn't recommend them more highly! You guys have any novels that you just love and come back to again and again?

Cheer-frightully-ho and all that, Kim

I belong to a READING GROUP and I read A LOT
(but not usually mysteries)

my favorite novel; James Michener's THE SOURCE

favorite non-ficiton; SEAT OF THE SOUL by Zukav

agree about the classics that Char mentioned...also agree with Syl...hard to re-read when there are so many waiting to be read :wink2:

Just finished T C Boyle's new one, THE INNER CIRCLE

GOOD SATURDAY, washers and washerettes

dreay here but we are off to the NORTH FORK (http://members.tripod.com/polebridge/), the rural area between us and the Canadian border....will take Abbey and the pick up because it is mostly "off-road" roads

ah...Hap's adventuresome nature...... :rolleyes:

WAY too early for a Christmas tree....we will cut ours when Becca is here for Thanksgiving...maybe she can help Dad haul it up to the house instead of me for a change.... :wink2:

I remember walking through EVERY one of those streets in London :wink2:

Have a great weekend

PS...KIM...check out the WHAT ARE YOU READING THREAD in the FORUM!

11-06-2004, 02:06 PM
Sheesh....the forum is up to three pages and it isn't even noon yet. Here I am still in my housecoat,been at the comp all morning waiting for DH to wake up.

My fav authors are Anne McCaffery and her dragon series, anyting by Marion Zimmer Bradley, heavy intellectual stuff here, but will read most anything I can get my hands on that isn't dark.

Trying to paint but can't seem to have anything turn out well enough to keep or to post. Doing better in PT, up to two pound weights on my hands and legs now but still not able to do the stairs yet. Gotta run, DH is finally out of the shower and it is my turn.

Love Otter

11-06-2004, 02:23 PM
Hi Otter!!! Nice to meet you.... I don't know you well but have seen you in the Wash before and can tell that you are well-loved by lots here. You should post what you have been painting! If I waited until I painted something I thought was really worthy of posting I would not ever post anything...I just post it and hope for the best and usually am glad that I did. Lets see it! :) :wave: :wave:

11-06-2004, 03:43 PM

Late today - been busy with painting for Judy's WDE - great photos to choose from - totally spoiled for choice - but its done and up there now so no going back. Also have a portrait to finish am working on one of two of my great nephews - James and Henry - still at the preliminary stage at the moment.

CRS setting in but will try and remember what i read.

Christmas!! - Jamie used to leave the normal things out for Santa - a tot of sherry and a carrot for Rudolph - he used to get a letter from Santa the next morning ( he also used to get a letter from the tooth fairy too - in teenie tiny writing.....lol).

Lyn - Bud!! am afraid am going to have to go against you on this next thing....



Waving to everyone :wave:

Off to watch some tv - BBL - love and hugs all around


Pat xxx

11-06-2004, 04:06 PM

Christmas!! - Jamie used to leave the normal things out for Santa - a tot of sherry and a carrot for Rudolph - Pat xxx

LOL Pat!!! A "tot" of sherry for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph!!! Well, I bet Santa enjoyed his / HER little drink. LOL. :wink2:

We always left Santa a glass of milk and cookies and carrots for the reindeers (poor reindeers). We always found crumbs and an empty glass and carrot tops in the morning. Did the same thing with my kids too.

Thanks Kim..I wrote down all the book titles for Dorothy Sayers you gave me. Laughing at some of them...hmmmmmm should I read Have His Carcase or Whose Body, first? :D

11-06-2004, 05:39 PM
Patty, don't worry, the books aren't as hammy as their titles! :p

Hi Pam, I'll check out that thread, sounds good.

There are two reasons I'm happy to read the same book over and over again; 1) I have a terrible memory (I got half way through Persuasion by Jane Austen before I realized that I had already read it) and 2) I'm not very patient when reading someone new and am quick to decide the writer is an idiot. (so mean!) I'd rather read something good twice than something bad once. Don't think I could ever join one of those book clubs. I wouldn't have the freedom to throw out a book if I thought it was a stinker.

I read a lot of classics in school because I was an english student so I've decided that I can boycott them for the next ten years and still be ahead of the game. :evil: Don't think classics are always better than non-classics, just more fashionable or just plain lucky. But who am I to say? I'm not as averse to sentimentality and nostalgia as someone with good taste is supposed to be. (Just look at my paintings! :p )

I'm reading Toni Morrison (Sula) for the first time. So far I think she's awesome. Kaye Gibbons is always good. I liked Bel Canto by Anne Patchett but didn't really like Patron Saint of Liars or Taft. Howard Bahr is, in my opinion, the best writer out there. His novels The Black Flower and Year of Jubilo are definately repeat worthy. Owen Perry writes great Civil War who-done-its, if you're into that sort of thing....I think I'm getting carried away! I'll have to go check out that What Are You Reading thread!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far, talk to y'all later, Kim

11-06-2004, 05:54 PM
Just having a quickie read.

Dave - I think you forgot one fairly expensive part - INK!!!!!

I never re-read books nor do I watch movies over again. I used to love reading novels, then having to do so much reading for university degree in my late 40's completely spoiled the fun and I didn't read anything for years after. Now I prefer biographies or autobiographies.

I don't know about having my kids living so close, they, with their kids, have developed a habit of dropping in for Saturday morning coffee (while wife is sleeping), before I am washed and dressed :rolleyes:

Was a lovely day, very windy but relatively warm!

Wishing you a wonderful evening, for the Europeans a wonderful morning and the Aussies a wonderful day!! :D

11-06-2004, 06:58 PM
Wilbur Smith. I am still reading the book I took on holiday Blue Horizon. Nearly finished.

Pam ;) :p

Santa.. Our Santa liked a glass of beer and maderia cake.. Empty Glass and Crumbs in the morning yes. Tania's Santa liked Milk and Maderia cake.. :D

I LOVE the smell of pine needles.. Tania's new tree is fibre optic.. **sigh** :wink2: I have some gorgeous pine scented candles here to burn next month!! All the way from the Briar Patch Canada.. ;)

Must tell Tania about the Christmas Elves. Love that idea!!

We used to put the tree up on the 1st December, and take it down on hte 3rd January..

Dave you can print you calanders out on cheap watercolour paper and they look good AND expensive!!!! Go for it, as a recipient of TWO of Dave's calanders I say they are worth it YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Otter. Good to see you sweetie.. Post your paintings, let us decide.. :) Good that you are painting!! Glad PT is going so well too.. Huggles.. How is Mark??

Henry, THANK YOU !! :D :)

JT Love the peom!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris, I would like to "do" the Christmas lights on the houtside of the house this year too. 'round the gutters and the carport and Garage.. No good on our roof, it is too flat, one wouldn't see them.. After seeing the high pitched houses in Canada, I thought when I can home, just as well it DOESN'T snow here.. :D we would have a living room full of it, the roof would collapse..:D

Char I am glad you are liking my pics.. :) Heaps more to come .. :wink2:

JoAnn hi there. We have much needed rain here.. Everything is soooooo dry, my gardens really are dead.. All this rain is much needed for our impending summer too. Fire season and all!!

Well Looky here.. I was doing a quick search for Brisbane Australia (http://www.ourbrisbane.com/) and came up with this.. Brisbane California (http://www.ci.brisbane.ca.us/index.asp).. Who Knew..

Anita glad the job is working out, did you say what it was??

Well apart from being wet here, it is HOT and STEAMY too. I am off to have a cooling shower. ;)

Huggles everyone!!

11-06-2004, 07:54 PM
Howdydoody Washers

I am writing this with dark glasses on in the middle of the day recovering from a tad too much vino at last nights 21st birthday party. I had a night to remember though with a bunch of 20ish year olds, so the suffering today is well worth the pain. :evil: Me being the jerasic jeriatric of the group of 60 youngsters didn't seem to bother me or them, after all I could show them a thing or two on the dance floor that kept them on their toes. A couple of young skinny lads came up after and said " hey lady you've got class!" I almost replied "I KNOW that!" But smiled and said a quiet 'thankyou'. The night was indeed a blast. The only moment of sheer terror was when I was in the ladies and a young thin piece of beauty asked me if I was the guest of honour's MOTHER! If she wasn't so darn nice I would have slapped her. "No honey", I replied "I work with her." She apologised more than a dozen times through the evening which made up for her unfortunate error. Got home at 3.30am and was awake at 6am so it will be an early night for me tonight.

BOOKS. Great topic for the wash. I love reading hostorical novels though I do read a wide range of everything. Am hooked on Nigel Tranter. 'The Wallace', 'Montrose', 'Robert The Bruce', 'The wisest Fool' to name but a few. Also Susan Kay and 'Legacy' a book about Elizabeth 1st was an excellent read and to be read again, then there's Irving Stones 'The Agoney And The Ecstacy'. Now there's a book to read twice or more. And not forgeting Sharon Penman and her 'Falls The Shadow', 'The Sun In Splendour', and 'The Reckoning'. I like a bit of Robert Ludlum and Le Care too and for lighter reading I like Maeve Binchy, Catherine Cookson and Dick Fancis.

I read like a maniac when I'm not inspired to paint but can't do the two together. I am too singularly focused for doing both.

Well time to go drink some more water... :wave:

11-06-2004, 07:54 PM
Miscellaneous responses...

Pam - I too have enjoyed The Source, and it's another of the books I've read several times. I first got interested in archaeology late in my college days (even went on a really neat dig - but that's another story), and Michener does an incredible job of writing a wonderful novel based on such a boring (to most people) discipline.

Uschi - I took ink into consideration, although it was a very rough estimate. I figure I can get between 10-15 calendars (140 to 210 prints) per ink cartridge. Mu guesstimate is that ink would cost me around $2.50 US per 14 print calendar. The most expensive component by far is the paper.

JJ - thanks for the complimentary words about my calendars.

For those interested in calendars, I'll transfer the topic to a new thread in the general forum. I got some further info this morning that makes me think it just might be possible.

11-06-2004, 08:40 PM
Just me - back again!!

Must say I am an avid reader - my ambition is to convert one of the rooms in the house to a library - I love books - I didnt read books for a long time - when I was studying for my O level English literature I had no interest in the books we were given at the time - Jane Austen - Milton etc - but now i have decided to go back and read them - along with Thomas Hardy - Charles Dickens etc.

I love browsing round charity shops looking for books - you can usually find some old hard back editions - sometimes complete sets - as for E bay - oh gosh did I go at my card buying books from there too.....lol..... I have to keep putting more shelves up around the house as time goes on.....lol.