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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2008 3:58pm (Feb 2nd 2008) edited
     
    :bigsmile::bigsmile::bigsmile: Oh, I just decided to open up a new topic for discussion...I had some time, so I locked myself in my room with the laptop. Right now they think I'm cleaning my room. Ha! That's a good one. We're having a party tonight for the people who work at my dad's office. There's this person who's coming...Ugh, I can't STAND them! This guy follows me around, he's the geekiest, most annoying person on the PLANET!!!!!! And he hogs the Wii. Thankfully Laura Ann is coming over. What are all of you doing tonight? Oh wait...England is six hours ahead, right? That's going to cause a little confusion...
    OH and by the way, I don't have the good fortune of owning any hens...I wish I had them! I've always wanted a chicken that would come when you called and sit with you!
    I've been having some trouble lately with the time difference. I want to see the Hens in Action, but to do so, I have to go online immediately after I get up, which is at 6 A.M. Eastern Standard Time. Pretty messy.
    Soo...DOES ANYONE HERE like Lord of the Rings? WOOO I love it! :bigsmile::bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2008 5:21pm (Feb 2nd 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Lord of the Rings...loved the first film, but then kinda got bored of the rest. They're good and do very well at sticking to the story, but they're just so looooong and i get bored easily :)
    Oh! Welcome to the forum by the way :swingin:

    Also not everyone is from England on here, there are people scattered all over so hopefully you'll manage to catch someone on line at the same time as you! And when they days get longer in the summer you will see more of the girls outside too ;)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2008 7:27pm (Feb 2nd 2008) edited
     
    I loved the Hobbit and the Rings - too much to watch the films. I keep feeling afraid they will ruin the books for me; even tho my friends tell me otherwise. I read them when I was nine and my mother brought them home for a college course she was taking. Where do you live Mia? (What country, I mean.)
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2008 8:33pm (Feb 2nd 2008)
     
    I live in the U.S., in New York...I put up a flag on the Google Map a few hours ago, so you should be able to see it...If you zoom in ultra-close, you can see my street...my house is right across from Cherry Creek Lane and on Melwood Drive...Now you know where I live!! *gasp* should I be afraid????
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2008 10:42pm (Feb 2nd 2008)
     
    Welcome from me too! Wow your house is BIG!! Our houses are so small in comparison to the great places you have in the US. New York seems to be a favourite destination for a lot of my friends - they tend to go at Christmas so that they can shop til they drop. One friend did so much shopping the sole fell off her shoe in the middle of the street!

    I read the Hobbit when I was at school, and liked the first LOTR film, but hated the other 2. I don't mind reading a long book, and would probably have enjoyed the books, but the films could've been more 'viewer friendly'. Is it the films you're into or the books or both? Favourite character?
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 5:40am (Feb 3rd 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Welcome to you from the Glorious County of Buckinghamshire England. Welcome to hencam.. I am the resident Flirty tart (So everyone will tell you) Seriously enjoy your stay, check out the earlier threads, lots of Photo's to see and great chat too
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 5:43am (Feb 3rd 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Now explain your user name ??????? hey I love the nick name BTW. And I have only been to new york Once Time Square for some yummy food I loved it what a crazy City:hugging:
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 5:09pm (Feb 3rd 2008)
     
    WELL, to explain the username, in Harry Potter 5 there's the song that the Slytherins sing. It goes something like, "Weasley is our king, Weasley is our king. He cannot get the Quaffle in, Weasley is our king..." and so on and so forth. They made it a mockery of poor Ron, but later the Gryffindors change it to a good version after Ron wins them the Quidditch Cup. Ron is my favorite character, 1: because he has RED hair (I loooove red hair) and 2: he's just RON! So therefore my username is "weasleyismyking".
    Mia? Wow, everyone likes it...I don't DISlike it, but its' just that I was called Maria (my REAL name) all my life and when I came to my new school, after 8 years at my old one, they just called me Mia, starting this year. Last year I was just Maria. I don't know if Mia is an uncommon nickname, I just don't see anything EXTREMELY special about it. Not to be rude; I've grown so used to it that it doesn't shock me anymore.
    House? Big? it's not THAT big...If you go over a street or two to Boca Raton (means "mouth of the rat" in French) then you'll see some MONGO houses...there's one with three garages and it's like two of my houses...I don't know where they get all that money, they must cost at least 1 million dollars...:surprised:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 9:53pm (Feb 3rd 2008)
     
    Red hair - referred to as ginger in the UK, and people with red hair are teased and mocked for it. There was an article in the newspaper once about a family of 6 who all had red hair and had had to move house 3 times so far because the kids were picked on at school because of it.

    My son's friend has just called his baby Mia - its getting to be a very popular name over here.

    Yes, I'm sure there are some big houses here too and they'd cost loads more than a million (property prices are ridiculous at the mo). The bigger the house the more cleaning there is to be done. I'm having a one room bedsit next!! ;)
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 10:38pm (Feb 3rd 2008)
     
    Ooooh, red hair. My hubby had red hair and I was so disappointed that none of our babies had red hair. There is red in my family so the genes were there. None of the grandchildren either.... still waiting.....
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 5:29am (Feb 4th 2008) edited
     

    no longer a member

    I have got RED hair too

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/?action=view&current=Red001.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/Red001.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 11:25am (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    Is that seriously you, or did you Google "man with red hair"? :bigsmile::bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 12:42pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    Cool. I am reading HP 4 at the mo. The film was rubbish so wanted to redeem the lot by re-reading the book. My hubby (AKA the Bishop) was a ginger long ago, but is now kinda blondy silver. Still lovely tho.
    My youngest girl has the most beautiful strawberry blonde hair. Stand her with a blonde and she is ginger, stand her with a ginger and she is blonde. Wonderful but true. Ah, I digress. I must be morphing into a true hencammer at last!
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 12:45pm (Feb 4th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    No, that's him :) But he's wearing a "syrup of figs" (wig!) fastened to his hat - it's supposed to make you look like a Scotsman (sorry to everyone from Scotland - lovely place btw!)

    You'll get used to Wazza! :)
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 12:47pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    oh and it looks so natural, you wouldnt know!!
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 3:33pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    He's going for the "is that real?" look...
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 5:14pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    My my Wazza..such attractive hair :thumbup:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 6:12pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    Which shampoo do you use for nylon? I like it...makes my hair look NORMAL!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 7:37pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    And your poor wife had to be seen in public with you looking like that!!! What're the medals for Wazza?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 8:10pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    They're Shobhna's - for being seen in public with him like that!
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 10:56pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    Like a clown wig! Only...more real-er. I hate Mondays. Mondays mean the start of a new school week, and blah. I have...lessee...Pre-AP GLobal, Theology, aand English...Oh joy, English. The worst subject in the world. No offense to England or anything!:shamed:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 6:23am (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    What does Shobhna's expression mean exactly? Pending illness? Or *I just can't help it, I have to bite your ear now?* (Don't answer this Wazzsa - we all know what you would say...)
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 6:54am (Feb 5th 2008) edited
     

    no longer a member

    My medals are:
    1. General service medal for 2 years service in Northern Ireland
    2. The United Nations Peace keeping medal for service with the UN in Cyprus
    3. The Queens Jubilee Medal
    4. The Police Long Service and Good Conduct medal
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 5:02pm (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    GOOD CONDUCT???? Did you nick it? :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 6:48pm (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    :crazy: :rolling:

    I thought that too!!!!
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 7:08pm (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    Wazza is the witty one...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 8:27pm (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    I'm sure he'll come back with a comment sooner or later. Or be round to exact revenge on my biscuit barrel...
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 10:01pm (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    Today is another gloomy day, and what's more I have to go to an oboe lesson...A word of advice...NEVER take oboe, it's the most evil instrument in the world.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 10:47pm (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    You and CC should get together and start a band!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2008 9:18am (Feb 6th 2008) edited
     

    no longer a member

    Wazza will not only come and raid your biscuit barrel but might even nick it and scoff the lot after leaving lol
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2008 11:35am (Feb 6th 2008)
     
    it's 6 am here, and I'm on the compy and the bus is coming in less than ten minutes!!!eeek!
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2008 11:37am (Feb 6th 2008)
     
    weasley, you there?
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2008 12:03pm (Feb 6th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    guess she is on the bus now
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2008 4:50pm (Feb 6th 2008)
     
    I meant to ask her; what the hell is Pre Ap?? Sounds most odd.
    I love the oboe - played well it's a wonderful instrument. But if your teacher doesn't inspire you (and it doesn't sound as though hers does) I can imagine it would be hard to learn.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2008 7:08pm (Feb 6th 2008)
     
    Hang on a minute - 6am? SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING!!! What time do you start school over there?! My kids used to crawl out of bed at 8.15am, out the door at 8.30 and in school for 8.40(ish!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2008 7:52pm (Feb 6th 2008)
     
    Speaking as someone who lives in the middle of a school, I hope that's one trend that doesn't make it over the pond... :shocked:
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2008 11:02pm (Feb 6th 2008)
     
    Aah, you don't have AP and Pre-AP? LUCKY!!! AP means "Advanced Placement" and they mean it...
    AP courses are courses that you can take in high school. Then you don't have to take them in College! So this year I'm in PreAP and then next year I'm in AP, so therefore...In college, I don't have to take Social Studies!! Hip hip HOORAY!!! Huzzah!!! YAY! Nicenice!! Yah boo!
    Yeah, school over here starts at 8:00, but I have to get up at six for a couple of reasons: I live far away so my bus ride is an hour long, and my bus comes at 6:45 so I have to FLY in the morning.
    Oboe isn't that bad, it's just evil. :smile: I love my teacher, she's the best, but my oboe sucks, frankly. If I play hers, (it cost thousands...eek eek) then I sound a ton better, but when I go back to my William (name of my oboe) it's squueeeekkkk skwawk....
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2008 9:13am (Feb 7th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Maybe William has secret longings to be a chicken? :)

    Glue some feathers down each side for wings and he might finally realise his dream! (sorry, since I stopped drinking coffee it's affected me adversely in a morning!)

    We need you to record some of your oboe playing I bet it's not as bad as you say... we could have a member's gallery of pics, speeches, pet pics and musical instrumentals it would be... mental!
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2008 9:38pm (Feb 7th 2008)
     
    I don't think you WANT to hear me play oboe...
    My friends and I are making a movie...It's called "The Horribly Sad Tragedy of Xuanzong and Yang Guifei". We learned about them in Social Studies class, Chinese History and whatnot. It's going to be awesome.
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2008 10:00pm (Feb 7th 2008)
     
    I will look forward to seeing it on Utube.
    Keep us informed and ENJOY the doing, never mind the result.
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2008 1:13pm (Feb 9th 2008)
     
    Utube? Youtube? Heh? Well now I know there are more ways to spell "Youtube"!
    I'm going over to my friend's house (she's Yang Guifei) and we're going to write it more. Fun fun for everyone. Course, every time I go there we end up playing Wii and making tons of pancakes...HA!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 9:40am (Feb 10th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Pancakes yummy with lots of Maple Syrup
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 1:07pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Lemon juice and caster sugar!!! You're ENGLISH!
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 1:12pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    ooh, we had pancakes and rolled a choc ice up in them. yummy yummy!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 3:41pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    You mean yukky yukky Cake! That's awful! I'm popping down to CCs, she's the only one who knows how to eat them properly!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 6:37pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    What's more, I COOKED 'em. No CDs either... :shocked:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 8:44pm (Feb 10th 2008) edited
     
    :shocked: :thumbup: Didn't know you knew how! I like pancakes - quick and easy to make. Can't understand why people like standing in the kitchen for hours on end cooking. :confused:
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 8:54pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    Actually, we didn't end up making pancakes; we had pizza for lunch and HAM for dinner...mmm...with scalloped potatoes...yummy...We tried to write the movie, but seeing how we're not too good at concentrating, we ended up doing Otherwise. Such as: playing Super Smash Bros. (I won almost every time!), watching stuff on youtube, and watching the old animated Spiderman videos...Yeah, we're such nerds..:smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 9:05pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    It's playing the games that gives you poor concentration, apparently. Now Hencammimg, on the other hand...;)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 9:43pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    Is that true? That would explain a lot about Danny!!! :)

    You should be posting on the "what I should be doing instead of hencamming" thread Mia!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 11:58pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    Wazza what years were you in Cyprus? I was in Corfu in 73/74 but I wasn't peacekeeping!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 4:13am (Feb 11th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    1978 to 1980 I think
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 12:17pm (Feb 11th 2008)
     
    WOOO THEY CANCELLED SCHOOL TODAY!!! DUE TO WEATHER!!! WOOOO!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 2:34pm (Feb 11th 2008)
     
    I have bright sunshine streaming through the windows! Is it a 'snow day' there? I thought they were a figment of Bart Simpson's imagination!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 3:20pm (Feb 11th 2008)
     
    Oooo Wazza, we just missed each other. Did you ever get over to Corfu. I didn't make it any further east than that.

    Kate - where I live we sometimes have a snow day if there are two inches on the ground. While kids in Spokane slog their way to school through several feet of it...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 6:12pm (Feb 11th 2008) edited
     
    We only have to have 2 snowflakes and they close our schools!! The usual excuse is that the heating has broken down. (I can remember sitting in my coat for lessons for that reason). Its more likely because the teachers don't want to travel in it so working parents have to hastily sort out child care so that THEY can get to work!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 6:44pm (Feb 11th 2008)
     
    In Flintshire, teachers go to their nearest school...they can't just sneak back under the duvet...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 6:55pm (Feb 11th 2008)
     
    What a good idea!! Perhaps the education authority should impose that everywhere!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 7:15pm (Feb 11th 2008)
     
    I thought the same...but apparently my customer (who told me about it)'s daughter would rather have the day off!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 7:17am (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    *Flintshire* what a cool name. Although any word with shire in it makes me think of the Hobbit. Which I used play with my sister (on our knees with fake swords) when I was ten. Nostalgia.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 7:54am (Feb 12th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    A little bit of SNOW and the world stops.. No school eh.. hmmmmmmmmmm what about No Cops ? A bit of snow and cops get the day off.. Nope I dont think so.. Put on your wellington boots and get out there and clear it up
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 7:54am (Feb 12th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Nope never been to Corfu Diane
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 3:20pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    Only ever been to the ice rink in Flintshire (many times!) and its definately not a place story book hobbits would live!! We've had many a row with other parents. I recall one shouting abuse at my friend for no reason other than we'd scored. She shouted back "its no wonder all the welsh shag sheep if the women look like you". It shut her up. Even her friends were laughing at her!!!! (Sorry welsh folk - it was a personal insult, not a national one!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 6:25pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    I went to a christening in Wales, and as I was the hairy godmother, I wore a Purple Happening (no, I didn't pick the brat up; I have special dispensation and don't have to engage in physical contact or conversation until it's 21). In the pub afterwards a woman looked me up and down from hair to happening and said 'Yew frum Lunnon, then?' 'Not too far, about forty miles'
    'Thought so,' she sniffed...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 8:42pm (Feb 12th 2008) edited
     
    A welsh woman looking down on a girl from Bucks?! Disgraceful. Perhaps it was our 'friend' from the rink. Er, (whispers) what's a purple happening?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 8:50pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    Well it ain't a frock, but it's posh.
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 10:10pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    And I'm lost again. I hate you all; you live in the place I most want to go, where Europe and all the other countries are short flights away, while WE in America have to take long, evil 6 to 9-hour flights on jetBlue or Continental, eating yucchy "chicken" or "beef" dinners...And watching Age-old movies on the TV in the back of your seat...I've been to Italy once, had a great time, and Argentina twice, but that's it. I wants to go to Wales and Ireland and Stuff! I is Irish and Scottish and stuffies!
    Ramble ramble ramble...
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 11:17pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Aww, I'll swap you two weeks in sunny (!) Yorkshire with 2 weeks in the US :)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2008 5:10am (Feb 13th 2008) edited
     
    Grass being greener and all. :D

    Flintshire is in Wales then, she surmises... I wish I could have been watching that woman survey you, Cleo Chicken. I am beginning to get the picture that you are what us "West Coasties" are to the East and South of our country. :P Kate - I wonder if World War III is going to start in an ice rink. I amazed at the things that happen there.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2008 9:36pm (Feb 13th 2008)
     
    Flintshire is only just in Wales and a lot of the kids that play there are from Liverpool I think. (somewhere scouse sounding anyway!)

    Watching your kids play sport brings out the worst in you! I'm fairly reserved (unless someone directs their comments at me or mine) then I let rip. I don't get chance to at the homegames because I'm the timekeeper. I've had lots of disagreements with coaches who think they know the penalties and their rules better than me - they don't!!!
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2008 10:23pm (Feb 13th 2008)
     
    Sports=not for me! I do Riding and That's it.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 5:52pm (Feb 14th 2008)
     
    I gave up extreme sports for my new year's resolution. An extreme sport is one which requires movement...
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 7:29pm (Feb 14th 2008)
     
    Yeh, I gave up sports ages ago. Punching the pooter makes me ache !!!

    However I still hold my High School record for the 100yds Hurdle race.

    Only 'cos it is now metric !!!
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 9:10pm (Feb 14th 2008)
     
    happy valentines day... heres a fun fact: saint valentie was allegedly gay...weird!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 12:10am (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    One of our senior consultants is too - he married his partner last year. He said at the time it was for tax reasons, but admitted they'd bought valentines cards so it can't all be practicalities. Makes it even more poigniant now!

    I held the 100m and 200m records at my school - it closed down several years ago so they might still be mine!!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 7:31am (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    You are all hurdlers?
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 8:07am (Feb 15th 2008) edited
     
    Hurdling is ordinary race running but with bars to jump over at intervals. Skill needed to get the right pace length to be on the proper foot for jumping the next bar and keeping up the speed. Bars are about 30inches or so high. You are allowed to knock down a certain number. I can remember disputes if the last ones were deliberately not attempted.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 10:54am (Feb 15th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We were forced to do hurdling in lower years at school, and one of my friends just couldn't get the hang of it...knocked down every single hurdle and always ended up with bloody knees. And still they forced her to "give it your best" :-\
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 3:43pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Diane; just so you know - I ain't a hurdler! :P
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 6:33pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    My records were straight sprint - we didn't have enough hurdles to run races!! I tried it a couple of times though (we had enough for one or 2 lanes at 100m) and quite enjoyed it. It is all down to timing.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 6:45pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Yes...I believe you need to be there when it starts. I never was...
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 8:11pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    So where did you get to CC? Behind the bike sheds is my guess....
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 8:37pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    No, up in Matron's room doing me homework; too asthmatic for games. I went down the PE department with my letter from the GP like Neville Chamberlain...:)
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 10:51pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    FEBRUARY BREAK!!! YEAH!!!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 3:05pm (Feb 16th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    You mean they give you time off at school ? OMG what next a break in the middle of the day for lunch now i bet !
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 5:14pm (Feb 16th 2008)
     
    Don't knock it, kid; means you'll get a QUIET cuppa if you turn up in daytime during the week!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 5:53pm (Feb 16th 2008)
     
    And it means the roads are quieter for us workers to get to and from the office!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 6:11pm (Feb 16th 2008)
     
    How very true; quarter of an hour extra in bed of a morning - hooray!
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 6:42pm (Feb 16th 2008)
     
    We got 20-25 minutes for lunch...What, they don't have February Break in England? Hehe! We have...Summer Vacation, Christmas Break, February Break, and April Break. Those are the major ones, and we have little 3 or 4-day weekends here and there.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 9:15pm (Feb 16th 2008) edited
     
    Summer holiday, Autumn half-term, Christmas, half-term, Easter, Summer half-term. And Bank Holidays which are odd Mondays scattered through the year. And Inset days (usually Mondays) which are days off for the brats but the teachers go in and bitch about the kids and their salaries and drink gin. Sorry, have a training day, I mean.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 10:07pm (Feb 16th 2008)
     
    I tried hurdling once. I ran up to the first one and just had this image of ... well landing on it in an unfortunate manner. So, that in mind, I ran to the right and around it. The coach called me back to do it again but now it was like an automatic reflex - I couldn't do anything except run around it. That was my one and only attempt to join the track team.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2008 12:07pm (Feb 17th 2008)
     
    I think our kids are only school 36 weeks out of 52 aren't they?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2008 3:16pm (Feb 17th 2008)
     
    If you live in the middle of a school, it feels like more... :\
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2008 10:31pm (Feb 26th 2008)
     
    here we go im back after 6 days wehheee!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2008 8:49am (Feb 27th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    OMG she is back !!!!!! Lock up your hens
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2008 4:13pm (Feb 27th 2008)
     
    Where you bin, Mia? Up to your ears in work? How did the recital go?
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2008 9:00am (Feb 28th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    yes... prey do tell
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      CommentAuthorweasleyismyking
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 8:48pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    AAh, about a month later, sorry peoples! Just busy what with stuff and all. Like oboe, whom I have re-christened Otto Bonus. His parents are my two friends' bassoons. They play in the orchestra with me, so there's this whole story about how Kate's bassoon, HomoBonus, and Jane's bassoon, Foxy Renard, (don't ask) got married and had little Otto Bonus. Unfortunately he will never be a big bassoon like his parents. So he's stuck with me. Recital thing was nice, out of five points, I got a...drumroll please...5!!! Huzzah!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:01pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    Congratulations. It must be wonderful to get full points. :boogie:

    All the events I have ever done, in my long and dreary life, had a policy of never giving full marks as that would mean the impossible, 'Perfection' !
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:05pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    Welcome back Mia - glad it all went well!