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Scarefishcrow
05-26-2008, 09:50 AM
Good Morning Everyone!
Pat is away for a well deserved long weekend without internet access so she left me the keys to the Gusher so I could open the door and invite everyone in for conversation, letting us know what's going on in your life, or just to pass the time and relax!

I'm down in the sunny,WARM south visiting my sister and my countless nephews, neices, grand nieces, grand nephews, great grand nephews, etc. So many new faces she needs to give me a program to keep up with all the characters.

Went to my Grand Niece's wedding Saturday and will be down until June 10 to catch up on long overdue visit to my roots!

Hope to keep in touch, but lots of visiting to do since this is the first time in a while I have been back down.

So come on in and let us know what's going on. Pat will be back in a day or so, but I think she probably is not completely idle since she took her paints to finish up some work on her pieces for her upcomming show.

Have a great day and rest of the week!

BILL:wave:

fishfan
05-26-2008, 10:16 AM
Hey Bill. So is this a friendly takeover or a Coup de poissons? I say we hijack the thread to an in-depth discussion of depictions of pterygiophores in the post-modern era.

Scarefishcrow
05-26-2008, 11:39 AM
Hey Bill. So is this a friendly takeover or a Coup de poissons? I say we hijack the thread to an in-depth discussion of depictions of pterygiophores in the post-modern era.

Better yet, let's enter into a detailed analysis of why the real question is not are birds in the same class as reptiles, but the more profound extension that all tetrapods are really sarcopterygians, so the logical conclusion is that even if birds are reptiles without teeth, reptiles are really fish without fins!!!

Oooooooo. Only retired 1 semester and that starts to make my head spin! Maybe we better stick to landscapes and seascapes, Ed!!!!

BTW, I wonder how Chris' head is feeling these days???:lol:

I'm not sure how I got dragged into that! I'm always simply an innocent bystander:angel: !

Did they ever figure out who posted that uncalled for comment regarding your fishing prowess using my avatar?? Boy, some people are just shameless! :rolleyes:

I never could figure out why people thought every ichthyologist was an expert on all aspects of angling! Are all mammalogists great hunters?

Now, Herpetologists, that's another matter entirely. They and Parasitologists are all just a wee bit off plumb, in my experience!:lol: :lol:

Come to think of it, considering the rather raucous ASIH meetings and drinking habits of Ichthyologists, maybe Chris should consider studying fishes!!!:evil:

Keep up the good work, Ed.

(Pterygiophores......that's those old fossil reptiles that used to fly aren't they???:wink2: )

:wink2:
Bill

Pat Isaac
05-27-2008, 05:04 PM
I'm baaaaack.....looks as if the gusher is going to the fish...er..pterodactyls....or maybe tyrannosaurus rex..:eek: Anyway thanks for holding the fort or maybe I should say line. We had a nice weekend and I did get some art work done, also read 2 books. Picked a ton of asparagus when we arrived home and watered gasping plants.
Looks as if everyone behaved...right, Bill?

See you all later.

Pat :angel:

Scarefishcrow
05-28-2008, 03:35 PM
I'm baaaaack.....looks as if the gusher is going to the fish...er..pterodactyls....or maybe tyrannosaurus rex..:eek: Anyway thanks for holding the fort or maybe I should say line. We had a nice weekend and I did get some art work done, also read 2 books. Picked a ton of asparagus when we arrived home and watered gasping plants.
Looks as if everyone behaved...right, Bill?

See you all later.

Pat :angel:

:lol: Let's just say everyone behaved as well as usual!! We didn't have to call in the National Guard!:lol:

Glad you got some time away and hope you feel your creative batteries recharged!

Boy is it HOT down here. Boy, I had forgotten how essential AC is down here; just like a reliable furnace up north. I'm afraid if I took OP's outside that not only would they melt, but I might melt right along with them.

Good to see family and friends again. Place has really changed since I was last down, but time marches on.

Will by checking in and out, but good to have you back Pat.

BTW, don't worry about the fish folks; we talk big but try to get us on the "hook" and we swim off; so don't wait with "baited" breath for the coup!!!:rolleyes:

BILL

Pat Isaac
05-28-2008, 05:31 PM
Glad you are having a great time there, Bill. It's true the OPs might melt in the sun...:eek: Carry them in a cooler....that is if you are wanting to do some plein air....
I will be posting updates today. No studio time tomorrow as I really have to catch up with the garden and then again on the weekend. After that I should be good for studio time.
Wacth out I'm ready to catch "Walter" from Golden Pond....:lol:
Have fun.

Pat

Artchrispy
05-28-2008, 05:38 PM
Ed and Bill, why don't you guys call yourselves marine biologists, or is that title reserved for hot grad students? I saw a special on filming a giant squid the other day in the Sea of Cortez. They captured a baby squid and hooked a camera to him and he swam down to visit the larger squids (squidi?) and they filmed a huge one. I think he was trying to eat the camera.
Welcome back Pat. Asparagus sounds great right now at dinner time. My wife oven bakes it with salt and olive oil. Breaded and fried squid with asparagus sounds really great right now.

Scarefishcrow
05-28-2008, 08:29 PM
Ed and Bill, why don't you guys call yourselves marine biologists, or is that title reserved for hot grad students? I saw a special on filming a giant squid the other day in the Sea of Cortez. They captured a baby squid and hooked a camera to him and he swam down to visit the larger squids (squidi?) and they filmed a huge one. I think he was trying to eat the camera.
Welcome back Pat. Asparagus sounds great right now at dinner time. My wife oven bakes it with salt and olive oil. Breaded and fried squid with asparagus sounds really great right now.

Assuming you are serious, saying you are a marine biologist is not particularly defining as regards what your area of biology is, it simply says you work in saltwater environments. Ergo, Ichthyologist is more specific in saying we specialize in the study of fishes. Actually, some of my work did deal with marine fishes, so in that sense I could be considered a marine biologist.

Gee, where did that loud COLLECTIVE YAWN come from????:rolleyes:

How's the head these days Chris???:evil:

WATCH OUT WALTER, SAINT PATRICIA IS OUT TO GET HER HOOKS INTO YOU! (Of course that assumes you are "GULLIBLE" enough to take the bait. She certainly has enough boats to choose from!!!:lol:

Pat Isaac
05-30-2008, 09:33 AM
Beautiful weather here and I have taken yesterday and today off from the studio to get the garden in. My husband tilled it yesterday and we went to the nursery and bought a ton of plants. We will put tomatoes and peppers in today and finish up the flower gardens.
Rain tomorrow so I will go to the studio then.
I just read an interesting book "Water for Elephants" a departure from my mysteries.
Hope you are enjoying your trip, Bill. BTW...Walter got away again...:lol:

Pat

Scarefishcrow
05-30-2008, 11:00 AM
:wave: :thumbsup:
Sounds like an overdue break from work, work, work, Pat. To take a line from Bernsteins Candide, "Make your garden grow!" I'm not much on the gardening front, but my wife likes it. We had some landscaping done last year to minimize yard and maximize plant beds (not just flowers, but herbs, and various wildflowers, perennials, etc." Had a "drip irrigation" system installed (basically plastic pipe that is snaked around the beds and wherever you want watered. Then you have little plastic drip inserts you push intothe pipe where you want water to come out slowly. Hook to faucet and put one of those water timers on and leave on a couple ofhours or so and water slowly soaks in rather than run off! Pretty cool Add plants, add drippers and you need!")

We are going on a trip within a trip today. Sister and I heading down to south La to visit my nephew and new namesake "Will" and meet his new wife also. Then we are going to stop and visit my brother and SIL (she does really great watercolor) and see how they are doing. Back here next Wed and Thurs my sister has her cataract surgery. Actually, her vision has always been so bad I think she will actually be better off than even before cataracts.. (Coke bottle glasses, you know).

Everything is so lush and green. Hard to believe all the changes from when I grew up here and my house, my grandparents and another family's house were about the only ones on this side of the road for a ways. Now all three are gone and the place has grown. But that's the way it always is, the place I grew up in was quite different from what the older residents remember, etc. When I grew up here the school had 12 grades with about 200+ students. Now they have a school complex with several schools for various grade groups (my sister is principle of the 3-5) and a total of well over 1000 students. Incredible. We are now the largest population density in the parish and the old "parish seat" is shriveling up on the vine. The dirt road that became a blacktop when I was young will become a large 2-lane with wide shoulders soon.

Well, hope everyone is doining well. Will keep in touch as I can.

Nice to visit, but will also be glad when I get back to wife, dog and home..

:music: :heart: :heart: :music:

Pat Isaac
05-30-2008, 05:22 PM
Sounds like a great system, Bill. We have water bans here so that kind of watering is not allowed....We did put in 18 tomato plants today and I planted all the patio tubs with flowers. A good days work, and now we are going out for dinner.
I'm not sure many neighborhoods are the same anymore. I grew up in the dity of Boston and the streets were lined with brownstones. Now they are all gone to hotels and retail. Even my old elementary school is now condos!
Have a good visit to LA.

Pat

wabbitt
05-30-2008, 05:53 PM
Hi all :wave:

I was going to come in here earlier this week but it smelled a little fishy. :lol: Now that it's smelling like garden again, I just come in to say hi.

We went to Mom's house last weekend and did all her front yard gardening. I came home with a back ache and 7 bags of yard trash in the back of my truck. She does have trash service but there's nobody there to put out the bins and pull them back in while she's at my place.

This'll be a relaxing weekend. We're going to drive up the coast tomorrow and have lunch in a quaint little Danish town on the way to an Indian casino. Should be fun. Then Sunday, we're scheduled for massages. I guess because I'm so looking forward to the weekend, time is going by so slowly....tic, tic, tic, tic...

Scarefishcrow
05-30-2008, 10:08 PM
Ok, Julie, your asking for bombardment of bad puns about "punny" rabbits!!!:p

BTW, is that gardening on a grand "SCALE"?:lol:

Pat Isaac
05-31-2008, 08:03 AM
Sounds like a lot of work, Julie.....and what a nice weekend to finish it off. I'll take one of those massages about now. Enjoy.

Pat