Dreaming of a warmer place...

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The roar of the ocean and the warmth of the sun
Fill my thoughts and make me smile.
Winter is dreary and certainly no fun,
It's time to get away for awhile.

Does anyone else want to come along
And frolick where the palm trees sway?
Nature will play you a beautiful song,
As you bask in the sun all day.

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), January 26, 2004


Ahhh, Gayla, that's unfair! It's -53C (nasty, awful cold in F) with the windchill here right now, but I started that new job in November and there's no way I can get away for at least several more months :-(

Hope you have a great time, though!!!

Y'all in Texas better watch out in a couple of weeks - winter's headed your way again. And don't go blaming us Albertans, we get it from Alaska (who get it from Siberia... I think they home grow their cold).

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.ent), January 27, 2004.

Hey, I'm just dreaming (so far). I hope to make it a reality one of these days soon. Doesn't it sound nice? :-)

-- Gayla (using@my.imagination), January 27, 2004.

Sure does sound nice, especially since we're all sittin' here lookin' at the Local Weather station and the talk is of 12 - 15 inches of fresh snow starting later tonight. This will just cover what we had before (nothing has melted from the previous storms).

The good news is that they think we have a chance of getting the temp to around freezing in another 4 days or so. Maybe.

Think I'll go and look at some Hawaii Brochures.

-- (sonofdust@more.snow), January 27, 2004.

Ice age, Rob. You better move to Texas before the land rush is on ...

-- helen (the@mule.peruses.real.estate.ads), January 27, 2004.

Suffering from winter's melancholy, and a nagging homesickness for places never seen

Let’s meet in the morning’s mists, and let our dreams run among the dunes of summer

Sunflowers will adorn your hair, with catclaws and cockleburs the cuffs of my trousers

We’ll picnic on summer cheese and the wine of strawberries from a forgotten autumn

Come, dance on the edge of blue, where liquid sky-water meets the shimmer of sand

We’ll welcome the twilight of day as the horizon awaits the sleep of the sun

-- Lon (lgal@exp.net), January 27, 2004.


-- helen (so@how.are.you?), January 27, 2004.

BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.............it's coldout there!

-- Robert & Jean (Robert&Jean@south.whatsnow), January 28, 2004.

And to think I was complaining about having to put a windcheater on today because we are having a mild spell. Shame on me.

Hello Lon. Your writing is beautiful, as always.

-- Carol (c@oz.com), January 28, 2004.

It's above Freezing today!!!!!! Finally!!! First time this year!!! Yippeeeee!!!!

A week or two ago Al Gore was in New York to give a talk. It was 7 degrees out with a wind chill of well below zero. It hadn't even been above freezing in this part of the country for weeks. The subject of the speech was "Global Warming."

It was reported afterwards that he met with a very chilly reception.

-- (sonofdust@warming.up), February 01, 2004.

Too funny, Rob! LOL!

Lon, that was beautiful! Run away to the beach with me!

Good to 'see' you Carol. What's a windcheater?

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), February 02, 2004.

Gayla, "windcheaters" are "windbreakers" in Canada - a light jacket that cuts the effect of the wind, often made of nylon. I'm not sure what y'all call them ;-)

We're expecting temperatures near 0C (32F) this weekend. Yesterday we finally made a daytime high of over -20C (0F). Today's high of -10C (16F) felt positively balmy! I went without my gloves most of the day, and with my coat unfastened all day. Tomorrow may be a windbreaker day ;-)

The blessing of that very cold weather is the beautiful dawns we see. Somehow the cold air causes the most beautiful colours - clear blue sky with streaks of soft pink, light lilac and gentle coral. The snow sparkles and reflects the colours, the trees are usually coated with frost and they sparkle, too. Truly our dawns almost make the cold weather worthwhile. (And if you knew how much I *hate* the cold, you'd realize just how beautiful they must be).

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.ent), February 04, 2004.

Trish, I can't imagine -10 for a "nice" day. It's in the 50's here, and raining every other day. Naturally, since I need about a week of sunshine for things to dry out enough to work on the other place, we are having a very wet winter. Also, I'm alergic to cedar, which pollenates right now, so I blow my nose and watch the rain. It's so dark, Kit stays in bed until about 10 in the morning, and I think Jazzy's hibernating. Gawd, I HATE February!

Gayla, how about another photo. I'll run away with you in it.

-- Lon (lgal@exp.net), February 05, 2004.

Sorry Gayla, I've been busy with work and home. Over here a windcheater is a jumper, but not the nice woolly knitted kind. The sort of thing you wear with jeans (my usual attire) and sneakers. I wonder what you call them over there. I've often heard of "sweaters" on TV, but am not sure if that's a jumper or a cardigan or something else again.

Oh dear Lon, sorry you've got the blues just now. I can understand how you feel about the environment. The trouble is, big industry usually wins out over environmental issues due to the cash factor. Unless of course it's election time.

Here's a cute Texas joke I found. I hope it makes you smile.

An elderly couple, Ray and Bessie, are "snowbirds" in Texas. Ray always wanted a pair of authentic cowboy boots. Seeing some on sale one day, he buys them, wears them home, walking proudly. He walks into the house and says to his wife: "Notice anything different about me?"

Bessie looks him over "Nope." Frustrated, Ray storms off into the bathroom, undresses, and walks back into the room completely naked except for the boots. Again, he asks, a little louder this time, "Notice anything DIFFERENT NOW?" Bessie looks up and says, "Ray, what's different? It's hanging down today, it was hanging down yesterday, it'll be hanging down again tomorrow. Furious, Ray yells, "AND DO YOU KNOW WHY IT IS HANGING DOWN, BESSIE?


To which Bessie replies, "Shoulda bought a hat, Ray. Shoulda bought a hat."

-- Carol (c@oz.com), February 05, 2004.

LOL Carol, Thanks! That cheered me UP this morning.

-- (sonofdust@laying.low), February 06, 2004.

giggle snort

-- helen (the@mule.guffaws), February 06, 2004.

Darn shame it had to snow whilest Gayla was photographin' the beech and the coconut trees.

-- Robert & Jean (Robert&Jean@south.whatsnow), February 07, 2004.

Yes, Carol, that would be a Texas-type joke. Just how do you know about snowbirds, when you don't even know what a bayou is? Oh, and by the way, I saw a travel show the other day, where they went across the outback, and now I really really want to go too. If Kit and I show up on the doorstep, will you feed us? (and no bush tucker, either!)

-- hangingmywhateverinshameoldlon (lgal@exp.net), February 07, 2004.

Glad it brought some smiles.

Lon I have no idea what snowbirds are, just copied the joke from an email. I figured that it meant a retired couple. eg grey "snow" hair and free as "birds". Kinda nice eh.

Lon. We have a terrific new series on TV called "American Photography, A Century of Images". Last week they had a whole section on Ansel Adams and I thought if only you could spend some time surrounded by stunning scenery like Adams loved so much, it would surely lift your spirits. I think he spent most of his life around Yosemite National Park, inspiring.

What, no croc. or witchetty grubs!! You've no sense of adventure. Okay, if you two ever lob on my doorstep, I promise to chuck on a proper Aussie B.B.Q., steak (guaranteed free of Mad Cow disease), sausages, onions, and sliced spud. To be eaten with coleslaw, pasta salad and tomato sauce(ketchup) and washed down with a tinnie or three (beer) with coke for Kit naturally. Definitely no bushtucker(yuk). BTW, did you know that we are the only nation who eats both of the animals on our national emblem (kangaroo & emu). Funny lot aren't we?

-- Carol (c@oz.com), February 08, 2004.

The sun is hot and that ole clock is moving slow and so am i
The work day passes like molassas in wintertime, but it's July
I'm getting paid by the hour and older by the minute
My boss just pushed me over the limit
I'd like to call him something, I think I'll just call it a day


Pour me something tall and strong
Make it a Hurricane before I go insane
It's only half past twelve, but I don't care
It's five o'clock somewhere

Hope all is well with y'all...greetings from paradise, Unk

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeed@yahoo.com), February 08, 2004.


Snowbirds are the winter residents of "up north" who go to warmer climates (i. e. they "fly south for the winter") to campsites and resort comminites in FL and South Texas. Arizona. Some into South California.

Now, you bein' upside down and all, you would need to re-invert that definition backwards twice counterclockwise for it to make nonsense.

-- Robert & Jean (Robert&Jean@south.whatsnow), February 08, 2004.

Thanks for the explanation Robert and you're spot on. Retirees here go north to Queensland for the winter where the climate is tropical ie horrid humid in summer, but wonderfully warm in winter. Many seem to travel once a year while they get used to being so far away from their families, but the climate and lifestyle wins them over in the end and a lot eventually pack up and make the permanent move.

If you're out there Rob, I had a chance to see the ice in New Jersey on the news last night. There was an item about two dogs that ventured too far out and had to be rescued from the freezing water. Poor things looked like they needed a glass of port to warm them up. Gold stars for the people who made the effort to bring them in, I'm sure they wouldn't have lasted very long in that cold.

-- Carol (c@oz.com), February 09, 2004.

Hi Carol. That's cool you got to see our NJ ice lol.

Yeah this section of NJ is dotted with Lakes that usually freeze over. Some winters the freeze doesn't last very long. Other winters it is so cold and the ice is so thick that some folks drive their cars onto it. Unfortunately, almost every year some people go onto unsafe ice and sometimes are never heard from again. This year it happened early in the season since it was cold early.

-- (sonofdust@on.ice), February 10, 2004.

Hiya (((((Unkie!)))))

You can't be in paradise, it rains too much down there.

Nice to see ya!

Carol, thanks for the explanation. Yes, a sweater is pretty much the same as a cardigan. And we have windbreakers like Tricia mentioned, but they are light and usually made of nylon. Loved your joke! LOL

Rob, our lakes here don't freeze over completely, but when I saw a duck WALKING across one the other day, I figured it was either really cold or that was one spiritual duck!

Lon, I'll go looking for another picture....

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), February 10, 2004.

Is your new picture gonna have another snowy beech?

(Or will it be just your average sunny of a beach?)

-- Robert & Jean (Robert&Jean@south.whatsnow), February 11, 2004.

This past week has been great weather-wise! We've had above freezing temperatures almost every day. We're headed back to the deep freeze for a bit again, but it's alot easier to take when we've had a taste of spring and a reminder that it won't last forever (just feels like it will).

It occurred to me the other day that going from -50C to +10 in 2 weeks is a big difference. It would be hmmmmm 108F difference. However pleasant it's been, lots of my patients are finding it hard on their bodies so business is picking up again.

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.net), February 14, 2004.


-- helen (mule@kissing.takes.all.my.time.lately), February 15, 2004.

Hey Tricia, we certainly are at opposite ends of the earth. We had 45C (113F) on Saturday, which was a bit of a shock to the system after a very mild January with temps. in the 30's (80's). Can you believe a softball carnival went ahead resulting in 30 teenagers being taken to hospital with heat stress? Sheer madness! I cannot imagine what -50C must be like. How do all the animals survive?

-- Carol (c@oz.com), February 17, 2004.


(((((((All y'alls)))))))

Looking through my open window (!) today, it's hard to believe that we had snow and sub-freezing temps here just last weekend!

But, heh. . . underneath the snow, there's green grass! YAY! Only about 5 or 6 weeks until the bluebonnets will blanket the back. . .


-- Brooke (Happiness@Hill.top), February 19, 2004.

Hiya Brooke!!! and UNK!!!

Well, the days are definately getting longer down on the bayou. I'm sitting here with the windows open right now, after 6 weeks of cold rain. Kit and I got up early today, and the sun was already getting warm. We had to go early to see the new summer fashion lineup down at the Rescue Mission. I tell you, if you let them LeDue boys beat you to the table, there won't be nothing left but a left-footed orange flip-flop. (and I already got two of those)

-- Fashion slave Lon (lgal@exp.net), February 20, 2004.

The LeDue boys ud be disappointed to hear you poormouth their neighborly restraint in such a fashion, Ol' Lon. They thought to do you a favor, seein as you got two lef feet an all. An it was a nice flourescent orange, too. But if'n you hanker to see what you missed, they hauled most of it to where their aunt's got a permanent yard sale overt her house by where that pupwood truck hit the big tree south of the bridge. Also, I think I seen another flip-flop like that floatin with the bottles in one of LeDue's slips at the baithouse a coupla days ago, so maybe you could make a pair. Listenin to them bottles bobbin together is relaxin, kinda like windchimes you know, when yore down there driftin on the random currents o the mind. Which reminds me of that time back in the 70's when them two hippies uz down there danglin their feet off the dock. One of um said a gator just bit his foot off. The other un ast which one, an the first one said he didn't know an if you seen one gator, you seen em all.

-- Redneck (jsnider@hal-pc.org), February 21, 2004.

That's a lovely picture Brooke. I hope Spring arrives early for you. Meanwhile I am enjoying looking at your nice cool snow as it's mid- summer here.

You guys sure are a tonic. Thanks.

-- Carol (c@oz.com), February 21, 2004.

Brooke, I did warn y'all from Texas (earlier in this thread, in fact!) that you'd better watch out for brrr heading your way :-) Now we're starting our third week of unseasonably warm temperatures Yipppeeeee!! Every day of warmth (well, relative warmth) is one less day of bitter nasty cold. Last year, March was the coldest month of the year. I'm hoping not to see that again. Today our high is 6C (43F) so far. The snow is rapidly melting and the sun is brightly and warmly shining.

Does anyone here know why the sun looks closer when the weather's warmer? When it was -47, the sun shone brightly, but it looked (and felt) very far away compared to now.

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.net), February 21, 2004.

Tricia dear, yes you did warn us! I was hoping you were kidding, though, silly me. So often when there's a chance of snow/sleet/ice in the forecast it goes completely around us, so I figured that would be the case again this time. Not so, obviously.

I thought of you the other day when I was in town and saw that the bank had a huge bed of gorgeous pansies planted.

Hang in there - it won't be too much longer and it'll be spring! And then summer. . .

Carol, long about, oh say mid-July, how 'bout you post a picture of some snow for me? I'll be much obliged. :-)

-- Brooke (Happiness@Hill.top), February 21, 2004.

Hmmmm. A scientifcal type question. We will have to wait for Good Sir of Cooke to find out.

My guess is that it looks closer because it really *is* closer, since after the equinox it goes farther away each day towards the southern hemisphere and Carol, but then it starts coming back up this way, crosses the equator again, and then in Spring and Summer will be at its closest to us here in the Northern hemisphere.

-- (thesonofdust@getting.closer), February 21, 2004.

Jefe, I wouldn't think such a small variance in distance as the tilt represents would make enough difference to be discernable with the naked eye where something that big and that far away is concerned. My theory is that since it's colder in the wintertime, the sun shrinks. Or maybe it just looks smaller when we squint like this. Wait! I'm blind! Oh, maybe, ahh. Back to normal now. Except for that big white spot when I blink. Remind me not to do that again. Or maybe it's our eyeballs that shrink when it's cold, so it just looks smaller.

(Redneck, don't you dare. If you say it, I'll make you sleep in the car tonight. I mean it, now.)

I swear, the wildlife around here always interrupts to break your train of thought, just when you're on the verge of some scientific breakthrough.

-- J (jsnider@hal-pc.org), February 22, 2004.

Hi Brooke. Unfortunately we never get to see snow where I live, that's why I love all the snowy pics and to read Tricia's lovely descriptions. We just get cold wind and rain in Winter.

Hey Tricia, glad you're warming up. We are not so far apart now, your max. was 6C and our min. tonight is 6C. We seem to be rushing toward Autumn, but might get another hot spell first.

The sun is definitely heading your way Rob. Our temps. have dropped heaps. Don't forget to send it back when you've had enough sunshine, I'm not a cold weather person.

Sorry I can't help with the size of the sun discussion, but I do know that it's an optical illusion when the full moon looks huge as it's rising and then smaller once it's up. Something to do with seeing it in relation to known objects on the horizon tricks the brain. It still delights me everytime anyway.

Tee hee J. I'll bet Redneck spent the night in the car, he couldn't possibly pass that one up.

-- Carol (C@oz.com), February 23, 2004.


Phsically the sun's closer to the real world in the winter, so Carol outght to be coldest in the summer.

'Ceptin' it ain't her summer when it's not winter up here any longer 'cause it sprung up and fell back.

Now I'm confused.

No, I'm Robt and the whether is is gettin' warmer.

-- Robert & Jean (getingwarmer@ga.inthespring), March 01, 2004.

Marilyn Vos Savant (a most convenient name for the world's purported brainiest woman) has a weekly spot in the local paper. She gathered up "the most dumbfounding questions" of the year and printed them last December. Since Redneck and I had little trouble doping them out, I quickly offered answers to the dozen or so questions. She didn't print them, though. Redneck thinks it's because she wasn't expecting anybody to really know the answers. Anyway, one of them seems sort of apropos to our recent subject matter. The question and our answer are as follows:

Q--What effect would the Sun and Moon have on Earth if they were both square? A--Gravitationally, none if their mass and velocities and other such factors remained constant. A change in shape might affect the light hitting the earth, depending on the orientation of the assumed cubic shapes (to translate the questioner's "square" terminology) toward our planet. A change in reflected light from the moon could have a profound effect on human history by subtle distortion of romantic tendencies. That our planets function in near-vacuum would probably preclude any turbulence in the normal sense. This is why the cube- shaped Borg ship can outrun the Enterprise, as the questioner undoubtedly already knows. But a change in shape might result in fairly radical changes in magnetics and sunspots. It might be hard for a largely liquid or gaseous mass, like the Sun and many planets, to maintain a "square" shape. However, I have heard that there has been some headway in attempts to grow more stackable, square-shaped watermelons by the folks up at Texas A&M, which is encouraging.

Another of the natural sort (there were several with scientific demerit):

Q--How did all that sand get in the desert? A--Nomadic tribes carried it there over the centuries.

(Redneck thows that un in fer nothin.) There are more, but I don't like hate mail, so will stop. Well, after I pose one of my own, anyway: If a planet were cubic and spun on a non-central axis, would centrufugal forces of out-of-balance wobble throw it into an erratic orbit? In the same scenario, would people who lived near the corners get nosebleed the way folks at the poles get dizzy now. (Oh, sorry. Redneck informs me that it's only those folks who are attentive to their compasses and continually try to head back south that get dizzy at the poles. But what does he know, I have it on good authority that he's never been further north than a truckstop in Seymour.)

-- J (jsnider@hal-pc.org), March 02, 2004.

Last time we had a picnic on the beech, I found some sand in my desert.

-- Robert & Jean (getingwarmer@ga.inthespring), March 02, 2004.

Nice explanation Robert, but if you're springing and we're falling, how come it's still 35C here (that's 95 in the old money).

J. Those nomadic tribes probably had kids like mine that used to bring half the beach home with them whenever we went.

Would be good if the planet was cubic. Sections could spin around like a Rubic's cube, A sort of mini, speeded up continental drift. No telling where you might wake up or who your neighbours might be.

-- Carol (c@oz.com), March 03, 2004.

But if the hole planet were cubit, then ole Noah would have had a real problem measurin' the arc.....

-- Robert & Jean (getingwarmer@ga.inthespring), March 04, 2004.

I can hear the timbers of the ark creaking even now. No, wait, they're groaning!

I have decided, based on my vast experience with physics and stuff like that, that an off-center wobble wouldn't affect the orbit. This is based on personal scientific observation. When I was a teenager, a guy threw a baseball bat at me from a distance of about 90 feet. (I was on the mound at the time. Don't know why he'd throw a bat at me, but...) Anyway, it rotated in a horizontal plane, but the balance was all out-of-whack, herky-jerky. The center of gravity was near one end, and the rest whirled around it. The thing was hard to dodge because of the visual impression that you couldn't tell which way it was going next. BUT, in actuality it held it's line of flight as true as a, well, as a spherical object. (I wound up jumping it, but the guy's aim was good, and I had to pull my feet up over waist high to clear it.)

Such scientific thought makes my head hurt. Think I'll go get something to eat.

-- J (jsnider@hal-pc.org), March 05, 2004.

Yep, I know what you're saying. I think it's becuase the Earth is not really round.

It is an oblique spheroid.

-- (sonofdust@checking.in), March 05, 2004.

Yeah, Robbie. I had one of those oblique spheroids once. Hurt like the dickens. I had to sit on a little blow-up doughnut whenever I got in the jonboat. And don't even ask what the doc wanted to do about it! I swear, next time I go shopping for a body, I'm gonna get one with less miles.

-- Lon Frankenstien (sittinonalifering@the.dock), March 05, 2004.

Wow J, 90 feet and accurate, that was some throw. Imagine how hard he could throw a baseball. Have you ever heard of a boomerang?

Yikes Rob. An oblique spheroid reminds me of a boss I once had. He was little and round and on a permanent lean because he drank too much. He thought the world revolved around HIM.

LOL Lon. At least we wont have to worry about you drowning in the bayou, seeing as how you've got your life-ring and all. The only trouble is you'd probably be floating the wrong way up.

-- Carol (c@oz.com), March 06, 2004.

Oops, Carol. Correction--make that about 60 feet to the mound instead of 90. I'm surprised some baseball fan didn't call me on it. But it was still a wicked throw. Ball players can be such barbarians.

This reminds me of the, uh, "competitive" nature of old West Texas church leagues for fast-pitch softball. The bretheren take their softball seriously out there. Not many guys play fast pitch softball here anymore except a few industrially-sponsored teams (which are borderline semi-pro and fly their pitchers and others in from Texas or Canada, etc. for tournaments). The sport has been rejuvinated under what I think are called "title 99" rules that give girls' sports equal call on schools' budgets. Girl's fast-pitch softball has really taken off here as a high-school sport.

-- J (jsnider@hal-pc.org), March 09, 2004.

J -- I just figured that even baseball diamonds are bigger in Texas.

-- helen (you@know.Texans), March 09, 2004.

Nope. But the baseball caps are.

-- J (jsnider@hal-pc.org), March 12, 2004.

Speaking of warmer places...Hubby and I finally celebrated our 25th anniversary (about 6 weeks late) with a week in Victoria, BC. It was spring there and lovely for our whole stay. If you've never had the chance to see a sunset over the Pacific, I highly recommend it! There are a few haiku breeding in my mind.

On other fronts, I have another job interview tomorrow. Although I've enjoyed living as a "day" person, I have to work longer hours and more days to have the same pay as when I work in the sleep lab. Recently, the lab got a large raise, so I now earn close to 40% less per hour than in the lab. I'm debating a return to nights. If you pray, pray that I choose the option that is best. And thanks for caring!

-- Tricia the Warmer Canuck (jayles@tleupslna.etn), March 14, 2004.

OK, Lon... are ya ready?

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), March 31, 2004.

Congratulations Tricia and Happy Anniversary!

I love Butchart Gardens! Winter probably isn't the best time to visit there, though. Where are those haikus??????

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), March 31, 2004.

Sunshine increasing.

-- Robert & Jean (getingwarmer@ga.inthespring), April 07, 2004.

Uh, Gayla, the haiku were delayed... I just finished a mad month of working with 2 people in a 3 people office followed by changing jobs. However, haiku now available :-)


Pacific sunset

Skies and water - aqua hued

Embrace mauve mountains.


Wet windy weather

Sends us scurrying for shelter

And warm welcoming smile.


Early spring blossoms

Pansies and daffodils dance

Bright colours swaying.


Warmer days birth spring

Life bursts forth from thawing ground

Grass greens, flowers bloom.


and from home again:


Winter's last hurrah

Blustery blizzarding blowing

With wet white blanket.


There, now ya can't say I never did nuthin for ya ;-)

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.nte), April 23, 2004.

Wow! That was worth the wait! Thanks, Sweet Princess. All these haikus and pics are starting to inspire me ;-)

-- (sonofdust@blizzarding.blizzard), April 23, 2004.

Ok, youse guys can look at that last picture, but remember it's MINE! Gayla said so. You see that guy with the half-naked babe and the big smile? That's ME! And that is my soft white sand. Mine. And MY sky. And my water. And, and, that is my rock. MINE! And, and see that little fish............

-- Lon the owner of the universe (sorry, no vacancy) (lgal@exp.net), April 23, 2004.

Hey! You're not being nice and sharing in the FRLian spirit!!! If you got all that, Oh Owner of the Universe, the least you can do is throw me that yummy fish!

Oh! And you got to share that half-naked babe too. So being a good sport and all, and considerin hows we're close buds, I'll take the half-naked part of her off your hands and spend my hard-earned cash on fittin her out with some extra pretty clothes. And since you're being so sharing now in the true FRLian spirit the least I'll do is send you half a pic of her (covered).

-- (sonofdust@good.sharer), April 23, 2004.


How come I'm missing out on half-nekkid babes?

-- Robert & Jean (getingwarmer@ga.inthespring), April 23, 2004.

I knew it, I just knew it. After months of absence, Rob appears just about 2 minutes after I spot the half-nekkid babe. And Robert's right on his heels! What do they have, instant babe referal software. Oogle 4.2?

But, I've seen the light, and maybe I was just a little selfish. Maybe I should share. Maybe my being Owner Of The Universe is a little strong. Let me think on it a while.....

TIME'S UP!!!!!! Get your own babe, and keep your sand-grabbing toesies offa MY BEACH!

-- OOTU (the Magnificient) (lgal@exp.net), April 23, 2004.

Ya mean I gotta find my own half-nekkid ladies ?????????????????????


-- Robert & Jean (getingwarmer@ga.inthespring), April 24, 2004.

Ok. I see I got some competition. Hey you good sir of Kook, I was here first!!

Now, OOTU, your bein stubborn and holdin out on that half a babe huh?

Well, I tried doin things the right way. So nobody blame *me* if this gets out of foot, or out of head, or out of hand. Uh, that reminds me, which parts are the ones needin coverin?... No, nevermind. I'll find out in good time.

Ok now, OOTU. You're holdin out on me here and I know the reason, You know darn well I got me a case of Cuz'n Iggies Best Jiggle, the Golden Annaworsary Vintage of '99. How about I send down a half case in exchange for the half a babe? That that is certainly a friendly and reasonable offer, right?

-- (sonofdust@off.assignment), April 24, 2004.

Well, it's a new day, and I gotta admit I feel a little ashamed. Of course I'll share my beach with you, Robbie. We're old friends afterall; buds, you know. You'd probally give me a kidney if I needed one, or be a donor for my new hair transplant. But, I never expected you to share vintage Jiggle Juice. (I love you, man!)

OH,by the way. On close inspection, I discovered that I know the babe in question on my beach. (Our beach, sorry.) She is Helga Armbuster, one of my old girlfriends from jr. high. She was really popular in shop class, as I remember, because she could lift the front end of a '56 Belair or carry a tractor tire under each arm. I lost track of her after they sent her to prison the second time. Everyone was amazed that she had been able to attract all the men they found buried in her basement, but I always thought she had cute dimples. 'Course they were on her biceps, but cute, anyway. I'm glad to see that she finally got control of that body hair problem, too.

So, she's all yours, good buddy! Do pack the Jiggle carefully.

-- OOTU (The Munificent) (lgal@exp.net), April 24, 2004.

Oogle 4.2


Yes, Lon, that is YOUR beach!

If you guys wanted a half-nekkid babe in a swimsuit, why didn't you say so? Here is one that I think is beautiful! This is Miss USA 2004, Shandi Finnessey from Missouri:

Tricia, while the guys are busy drooling, let me thank you for the haikus! :-) Did you just switch back to nights or change jobs completely?

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), April 26, 2004.

Wow, Lon, so *thats* what she looks like? You really *are* a good buddy! (It's amazing what a little loss of body hair can do, huh?)

Gayla; Thanks for the picture of Lon's half-naked babe. Leave it to our Chief Investigatress to snap a photo for me so I won't be surprised when she gets here.

Now Lon, Best Bud, the Jiggle is being sent to you first class and is insured for half a gazillion dollars. You should be getting it around the same time as *she* gets here. Enjoy!

-- (thesonofdust@drool.ing), April 26, 2004.

Come on, Rob! Gayla is trying to pull one over on us. That's one of them fake photos. There's no girl named Shandi, that's just my face, morphed into a feminine form, then put on Carol's body. Actually, it didn't come out too bad, except for that little bit of cellulite around the ankles. (Work on that, OK Carol?)

But, believe me, that ain't Helga. The last picture of her that I had, she was wearing a mink bathing suit. At least I thought it was a mink bathing suit, until I remembered the body hair problem, and figured out that she was simply au-naturel. Remember that old joke, "she had so much armpit hair, I thought she had ZZ Top in a headlock!", well, that was about HER.

-- Lon, the former OOTU (lgal@exp.net), April 26, 2004.

Oh sure!

Yeah, right...

"She's" from Missouri, eh?

(I have it on good authority that Missouri AIN'T got much sunshine yet, and here she is with a tan all over ...)


I'm tellin ya, that girl is from Missippissippipppiii ...

(That's where there's eye's all over her ...)

-- Robert & Jean (getingwarmer@ga.inthespring), April 26, 2004.

Oh Gayla that's a goodie. Sure got the guys attention. Clever girl.

Wipe up that drool Rob before you slip over and do yourself a damage.

Sorry Lon, it's my cellulite and I've decided to keep it. We're rather attached.

Lol Robert. Careful you'll get i-strain.

-- Carol (c@oz.com), April 27, 2004.

Gayla! Why are you posting pictures of Pammy on this site!?!?! This is a family site - suitable for saying hi to Kit! ;-D

I did switch jobs again. I'm working in a pediatric sleep lab, now. The nights aren't any easier, but I only have to work a third as much to make as much or more than I did working in home care. And I was finding all the overtime as tiring as working nights. And I'm much closer to the sleep lab than I was to the office, so I have another hour free per working day that I'm not using commuting; plus working 12 hours instead of 8 means that I only work about half as many days. It's all about the time!

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.ent), April 28, 2004.

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