What's everyone up to ?

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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #525 on: November 21, 2011, 01:03:41 pm »
Yes, I am seeing Christmas adverts now even though there is still a month till Christmas Day.  I tend to blank them as I do with most adverts unless it has a funny cat in it.

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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #526 on: November 21, 2011, 02:19:05 pm »
What really got me the other morning was that my favorite radio station decided to go "All Xmas, All The Time!" more than a week before Thanksgiving! :rar:

Used to be, come Thanksgiving (the last Thursday in November, for those not familiar), radio stations would "ease into" the Christmas songs, playing one about every hour or so at first on Thanksgiving day, then gradually increase the count till Christmas Eve, at which time it was all Christmas songs. This was fine, and got me properly into the mood at just the right pace. Now I feel like I'm being bludgeoned to death with a Yule Log. I swear if it continues I'll change my name to Ebeneezer, and steal a trap from the Ghostbusters, just in case!  :tickedoff: :knuppel2:

(It's a shame that I had to turn to (of all places) "National Propaganda Radio" to escape the Xmas onslaught!)
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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #527 on: November 23, 2011, 03:58:35 pm »
Has anyone heard ANYTHING of or from our old friend, Jack Gephart? His talent and interaction has been missed. Hope he's OK.
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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #528 on: November 23, 2011, 04:09:13 pm »
Don't know about Jack, he disappeared completely.  I think I sent him a few messages but got no response so I gave up.  I guess he just felt it was time for a change as people do.

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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #529 on: November 24, 2011, 04:29:06 am »
That's odd Freddy...

My friend came to me today and told me that yesterday his little son had swallowed several of his nickles, dimes and pennies.
He told me that they took him immediately to the doctor.

Concerned I asked, "What did the doctor say?"

My friend looked at me with a half smile and answered, "The doc said, 'A little change will do him good!'"
Aaauuugggghhhh!!! I can't believe I fell for that!!! It's been so many years since I'd heard that one.

I guess that's what's called recycling! (works for jokes too!). Just don't try to make (cents) of it!  ::)
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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #530 on: December 12, 2011, 03:56:54 pm »
*groans*  ;D

Today has mostly been house work, not much fun but I feel somewhat satisfied with the results.  This is a rare occasion where domesticity in my life feels kinda good.

Put up the decorations on Dreams as I am finally feeling it's a bit more like Christmas now, not fully there yet; but it's glimmering.

Got most of my Christmas presents sorted out now, thank Amazon for vouchers !  Do you know what gaiters are ?  Not I.

Now for some gaming  8)

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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #531 on: December 12, 2011, 04:01:44 pm »
Now for some gaming  8)

What's your game du jour?

Would love to get back into playing the most recent (but already old) Halo games if I could ever tear myself away from all this coding. Unfortunately it's not going to be able to write itself until it's finished.


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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #532 on: December 12, 2011, 04:13:12 pm »
I can’t help it, just got to say it.

Freddy I like your baubles  :D 

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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #533 on: December 12, 2011, 04:15:12 pm »
My gaming these days is just one game and that's Lord of the Rings Online.  My genre of choice is generally RPG and multiplayer.  It goes back to Neverwinter Nights which was based on AD&D and also Guild Wars.  Rings is probably the best game I have ever played but I am looking forward to Guild Wars 2 whenever it appears.

I've played Halo too, great game.  Again I like the multi player aspect in that.  I played it with a mate a long time back on his XBox, amazing how long ago that is now really.

I've got some coding to do too, but the urge hasn't hit me lately.  I'm learning Java and hope to make a few Apps for Android devices. I think Java is a lovely language, I found it made a lot of sense even this early on in my experiments.  Making stuff for the Android tablet is quite exciting for me too and makes a change to all the website design stuff.

I'll most likely hit that harder in the New Year.  What I like about this time of year is I can say that all the time lol....'oh yeah, I need to do that but I'll wait till the New Year...'  ;D

@Data, thanks mate, maybe I should get them out more often lol :2funny:

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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #534 on: December 13, 2011, 10:56:04 am »
*groans*  ;D
  Do you know what gaiters are ?  Not I.

I don't know for sure but I think they're related to Crocodiles! Ask Dusky...he lives down is Florida
where they've got swamps and giant mosquitos and flying cock roaches (palmetto bugs), among
other creatures!  ^-^
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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #535 on: December 13, 2011, 11:38:45 am »
lol@Art - Those are gators, not Gaiters :) ;D :uglystupid2:
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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #536 on: December 13, 2011, 11:43:02 am »
In middle ages it was fashion.
Girls today have colorful knitted gaiters for line dancing.  I should fix Sandee some.  :)
In south Georgia it's a protective leather covering for lower legs in snake areas

http://www.rei.com/gear/feature/search/Google/gaiters?s_kwcid=TC|13029|gaiters||S|e|9314817605&cm_mmc=ps_google_OW-_-Category%20-%20Footwear_TOF-_-Footwear_Gaiters_General-_-gaiters&gclid=CMWNu_f1_qwCFVCR7QodAwpEUA

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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #537 on: December 13, 2011, 12:44:38 pm »
Ohhh.  Well they are for my sister and she is a bit of an explorer.  She's going to base camp at Everest next year so maybe she will run into some snakes.   :o
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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #538 on: December 13, 2011, 10:23:53 pm »
Hopefully NONE of those ferocious gaiters or gators...you know the ones with the big pointy teeth and long snapping jaws!
NO...NOT the politicians in D.C. those are actually wolves looking for sheep to fleece!! :2funny:

It all really punny when you look at it!
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Re: What's everyone up to ?
« Reply #539 on: January 05, 2012, 01:51:22 pm »
Knocking a cup of coffee over my desktop and computer today - first one of the year  ;D

 


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