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TPBM #98 - XCVIII

This is a continuation of the topic TPBM #97 - A Prime Number.

This topic was continued by TPBM #99 - A good number, one less than one hundred.

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1karenmarie
Jul 18, 2017, 3:46pm Top

TPBM will be happy to post on the new thread.

2AnnaClaire
Jul 18, 2017, 4:11pm Top

Yes I would.

The person below me will describe their current weather.

3ulmannc
Jul 18, 2017, 4:56pm Top

Hot and humid in the Delaware Valley with thunderstorms whenever!

TPBM will describe weather on the "other" coast!

4SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 18, 2017, 5:30pm Top

Well, it's better than here! Where ever we are.

TPBM makes due.

5PhaedraB
Jul 18, 2017, 5:45pm Top

Diligence is my middle name. Sometimes. Most of the time, my middle name is Procrastinate.

TPBM will come up with a TPBM because I'm procrastinating...

6Tid
Jul 18, 2017, 5:54pm Top

Happy to oblige.

TPBM

7carod
Jul 18, 2017, 6:11pm Top

Is waiting with bated breath for TPBM to come up with a better

TPBM

8abbottthomas
Jul 19, 2017, 5:50am Top

TPBM is a natural born pedant (and so pleased by 'bated')

9Darth-Heather
Edited: Jul 19, 2017, 8:28am Top

now that I've looked up the definition of "pedant", then yes! I think something similar but using a different word showed up in my last work performance review.

TPBM is just picky.

10rastaphrog
Edited: Jul 19, 2017, 8:41am Top

LEPT! But my reply still fits! :-Þ

It depends on the situation. When it comes to work, most definitely. I've been doing my job over half my life, and learned the tricks to make the job go easier but too many people I've worked with can't be bothered adopting any of them, even if they do make the job easier. They basically look at me as "the cranky old man who needs to let us do it how we want to."

TPBM has had a revelation.

11SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 19, 2017, 9:30am Top

Do you mean 'And I looked and beheld a shining city on a hill' kind? Or the 'people who drive SUVs seem to like to tailgate' kind?

TPBM lives in the desert on locust and wild honey.

12John_Vaughan
Jul 19, 2017, 9:42am Top

Palmetto Bugs and Corn Syrup?

TPBM also lives in a cultural desert. But Tweets.

13morningwalker
Jul 19, 2017, 10:47am Top

Yes, I live in a cultural desert (probably not the worst, but pretty lacking). No, I do not Tweet. We do have the capability to Tweet, I just choose not to. It's my prerogative!

TPBM is a big time Tweeter.

14WholeHouseLibrary
Jul 19, 2017, 2:23pm Top

Absolutely not! I've become quite the curmudgeon over the past couple of years, and there already so much stupid s**t being put spewed on the tweet screens that I don't want to be associated with it.

Reminds me of a verse from a John Gorka song:
There's addition and subtraction but division overall
Hope, once in fluid motion has slowed behind a crawl
Oh, the images are strong now the words are pretty good
But there's more fiction out of Washington than out of Hollywood

TPBM knows how to keep a story straight. (It's simple, really.)

15Tid
Jul 19, 2017, 3:13pm Top

Once upon a time __________________________________________________​

TPBM will continue.

16Darth-Heather
Jul 19, 2017, 3:44pm Top

there was a decisive black line.....

TPBM has the next part.

17SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 19, 2017, 4:27pm Top

That was definitive and clearly marked and you were either on the one side or the other. The only trick to it was that it shifted constantly, so that people were never really quite sure where they stood.

TPBM has the next part.

18SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 20, 2017, 12:24pm Top

No.

TPBM is kind to animals.

19WholeHouseLibrary
Jul 20, 2017, 1:21pm Top

Despite my reputation, yes I am.

TPBM is also NOT an Pet Person.

20PhaedraB
Jul 20, 2017, 1:57pm Top

I am very much a pet person. But having been pet-less for a few years now, I find myself reluctant to burden myself with pet mess anymore.

TPBM thinks I'm heartless.

21Tid
Jul 20, 2017, 2:44pm Top

For a while now you've clearly been pet-less
But also you've clearly lacked pet mess
Does this mean that I think that you're heartless?
Why no, what a thought, oh my goodness!

TPBM is a poet but doesn't know it.

22SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 21, 2017, 9:19am Top

Not only don't I know it, but neither does anyone else.

TPBM sings the body electric.

23EMS_24
Edited: Jul 21, 2017, 10:52am Top

Close, i would like to whistle the Lana Del Rey-version

TPBM plays the Rime of the Ancient Mariner

24Darth-Heather
Jul 21, 2017, 10:47am Top

yes, but it's the Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew version. (pirate hip-hop is a thing!)

TPBM is lost at sea.

25SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 21, 2017, 11:36am Top

//Tiger Lillies 'Living Hell' from the album Rime of the Ancient Mariner. I love these guys, although they are very dark.//

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H54qEy4hrqs

26carod
Edited: Jul 21, 2017, 11:15pm Top

Well I went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat but returned to shore before the honey ran out.

TPBM is lost in space.

(edited for spelling)

27Tid
Edited: Jul 22, 2017, 11:03am Top

I t h i n k t h a t m a y b e t r u e. H o w d o I g e t b a c k ?

ETA: damnation, what happened to my careful use of THREE spaces between each word???

TPBM is lost somewhere else, and will tell us exactly where...

28EMS_24
Edited: Jul 22, 2017, 11:33am Top

// I think one must put (e.g.) ** instead of the second spaces to reach a bit of that effect, i never managed to get more than one space-width as gap at LT.

The same with lines//

29Tid
Edited: Jul 22, 2017, 11:17am Top

>28 EMS_24: //Thanks!//

30EMS_24
Edited: Jul 22, 2017, 12:02pm Top

From time to time / now and again / off and on, when(ever) / if i want to/would look for a proper replacement for a Dutch idiom or proverb into English and when i want / like / wish to make long sentences / lines, i 'm Lost in Translation

TPBM is Home Alone

>25 SomeGuyInVirginia: quirky . (nice word btw)

31PhaedraB
Jul 22, 2017, 6:48pm Top

///>27 Tid: >28 EMS_24: It's an HTML thing. It just tosses out empty spaces. Sometimes you can get around it by using the code for a non-breaking space, but sometimes it doesn't work.///

32abbottthomas
Jul 24, 2017, 4:25am Top

No, the abbess is here too and her sister will be here tomorrow.

TPBM finds it increasingly difficult to refrain from being 'political'.

33SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 24, 2017, 9:02am Top

If nominated I will not accept, if elected I will not serve.

TPBM has it in the bag.

34morningwalker
Edited: Jul 24, 2017, 9:04am Top

Yep!

TPBM has a rosy outlook.

35karenmarie
Jul 24, 2017, 9:11am Top

Getting rosier all the time, now that I might have an offer on Mom's house. Plus, I'm reading some good books right now, not in the book doldrums like I was a couple of weeks ago.

TPBM is reading what just might turn out to be their best book of 2017.

36Darth-Heather
Edited: Jul 24, 2017, 10:17am Top

I just finished A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Leguin, which is the best one so far. Quite a lot of 2017 left to go!

TPBM is taking a break from books right now.

37morningwalker
Jul 24, 2017, 11:17am Top

No way! In fact I just scored a bunch from a thrift store and a recycling center. The problem is finding just the right one to read next.

TPBM sometimes has that problem.

38ulmannc
Jul 24, 2017, 4:22pm Top

I used to but now I just go to the top of a pile, grab it and start reading. The problem is "which pile?!"

TPBM has an elegant way to decide which pile!

39WholeHouseLibrary
Jul 24, 2017, 5:41pm Top

I did at one time -- the one that seemed most likely to topple first. But since the odds are even on all such piles, it's moot.

That being said, for the past couple of years, I haven't read-for-pleasure at all, it seems. My current-read is a mere 150 pages and interesting as hell, but I started it 8 months ago, and I'm on p70. There's been way too much on my get-it-done-yesterday list. You'd think that by isolating myself from all outside-the-home activities (besides geocaching,) I'd have more time for reading. I don't. Haven't picked up that book in three weeks. I want to, which is a hopeful change for me, but I have too much else to do. Even visiting here on LT is a luxury I can't afford time-wise, but I've given me a 15-minute break, and this is how I use it.

TPBM reads magazines end to end.

40PhaedraB
Jul 24, 2017, 6:10pm Top

Only if I keep them in the bathroom.

TPBM has another strategy.

41morningwalker
Jul 25, 2017, 8:46am Top

I quit buying magazines a long time ago, so no, no strategy here. However, I started receiving Oprah magazine in the mail about 6 months ago and have no idea why I am getting it. I thought the first one was some kind of promotional thing, but they just keep coming.

TPBM has also received something they didn't order.

42Darth-Heather
Jul 25, 2017, 8:58am Top

I got a shipment from Walmart that appears to be stock for their gift wrapping department - matching gift bags, ribbons, invitation cards, thankyou cards, and tissue paper, each in big packs with store stocking info sheets taped to them.

I tried to return the stuff, figuring someone at the store is looking for it, but it turns out that they can't help you return something you didn't order. I talked to four different people at different levels of the service department, and each of them only offered to help me track my order. At no point did I manage to reach anyone who seemed to understand that I didn't order it, nor do I need to track it since I know where it is. Nor could anyone explain how it got a shipping label with my name and address and home phone number, which is the question I really wanted answered.

I finally just donated it to a church rummage sale.

TPBM has better luck with customer service departments.

43karenmarie
Jul 25, 2017, 9:13am Top

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Mostly yes, as I find that if I treat the Customer Service rep with respect, even if the situation is awful, they are least nice even if they can't help me. Recently I got 4 dinner plates from Replacements, Inc. One of them was clearly inferior - faded pattern - and the guy on the phone said don't worry about sending it back, don't bother sending photos, we'll just send you a new one. And they did.

TPBM is amazed at how often it takes to actually get a human being on the phone when calling Customer Service.

44SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 25, 2017, 9:25am Top

Yes, it can be really frustrating. I agree with you, though, I never give the rep grief because whatever's wrong isn't their fault. If they're incompetent or crabby I just tell them I'll call back.

TPBM whistles past grave yards.

45John_Vaughan
Jul 25, 2017, 10:12am Top

My word SGiV where did you get that from!? I thought it was only an old, old custom from England. Did it really transfer to Virginia?

TPBM whistles through book shops.

46abbottthomas
Jul 25, 2017, 10:25am Top

Only Waterstones Piccadilly branch, and only when taking a short cut from Piccadilly to Jermyn Street when it's raining, and often not even then. I can only whistle through book shops with my eyes closed and that is rarely practical.

TPBM can remember when book shops didn't provide sofas

47PhaedraB
Jul 25, 2017, 11:55am Top

I think some always did, but I do remember when one had the luxury of selecting from a number of independent and specialty bookstores, with or without comfy chairs, when one was on the hunt for something. Heck, I used to own one. No, we didn't have a sofa.

TPBM has been in the book business.

48WholeHouseLibrary
Jul 26, 2017, 2:41am Top

Only as a copy editor, and a reader.

TPBM is adept at the art of book restoration.

49SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 26, 2017, 8:54am Top

Only if there is actual magic involved.

TPBM actually won the lottery.

50karenmarie
Jul 26, 2017, 9:04am Top

Only if you count the $5/$10 scratch off ticket wins. And at least as far as the California and North Carolina Lotteries go, they are a huge rip off. Each touted supplementing the Education budget, but ended up replacing some of it. I don't contribute any more.

TPBM has played a super lottery.

51morningwalker
Jul 26, 2017, 9:06am Top

Yes, I've played but never won anything. No, wait I think I got something like $14 once.

TPBM is in a good mood.

522wonderY
Jul 26, 2017, 11:27am Top

Yes! The check engine light did not come on this morning. It had come on last evening on the way home from work.

TPBM knows why.

53Darth-Heather
Jul 26, 2017, 11:55am Top

You have vapor pressure in your gas tank that lessened overnight.

TPBM has a different reason.

54EMS_24
Jul 26, 2017, 12:05pm Top

You live on a hill and in the morning you drive downhill.

TPBM drives downhill all the way

55carod
Jul 26, 2017, 12:50pm Top

No, pretty much uphill in all directions. Especially when I am walking, it seems.

TPBM walked uphill to school everyday in the snow.

56morningwalker
Jul 26, 2017, 12:58pm Top

For 12 miles with no shoes!

TPBM had a party line growing up.

572wonderY
Jul 26, 2017, 1:05pm Top

Yes. And the first three digits of the phone number were BRoad4.

TPBM's phone still connects to a wall socket.

58karenmarie
Jul 26, 2017, 3:07pm Top

Our landline does. We need a landline to get satellite. Too far out in the boonies for cable. We've also got cell phones, and wifi available through our landline.

TPBM still has a flip phone.

59ulmannc
Jul 26, 2017, 4:28pm Top

She used to but our carrier removed their G2 radios so it became a door stop for chipmunks. Now she has one that takes pictures!!

TPBM didn't know a phone could take pictures (or doesn't want to know!)

60SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 26, 2017, 4:39pm Top

I'm just waiting for my smell flone to become sentient and kill everybody, me first.

//Darth is right, 2wY, it really could be something as simple as a vapor lock (fairly common). Take your gas cap off and put it back on, making sure it's securely fastened. I hope that's the trick!//

TPBM keeps it simple.

612wonderY
Jul 26, 2017, 4:47pm Top

>60 SomeGuyInVirginia: //Done and done!//

62Tid
Jul 26, 2017, 5:43pm Top

Yes. Or no.

TPBM is more complex.

63SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 27, 2017, 9:41am Top

There are so many ways to approach that statement.

//>45 John_Vaughan: Sorry John, I thought I'd replied to this. Two things the South reveres: Our dead and England. There are tons of carry-overs.//

TPBM is streamlined.

64karenmarie
Jul 27, 2017, 10:31am Top

No, but I've started back on The Zone. I really need to lose weight. *smile*

TPBM has never had to worry about their weight.

65morningwalker
Jul 27, 2017, 10:56am Top

I never met a woman who didn't worry about her weight at some time in her life. And probably a few men.

TPBM worries about ______.

66abbottthomas
Jul 27, 2017, 2:04pm Top

Bloody Brexit!

TPBM has other fish to fry.

67Tid
Jul 27, 2017, 6:08pm Top

No, exactly the same one!

TPBM really does have other fish to fry.

68PhaedraB
Jul 27, 2017, 6:16pm Top

Naw, the fish at the farmers market was way to expensive. I could buy an awful lot of vegetables for that $24.95/lb.

For TPBM, money is no object.

69SylviaC
Jul 27, 2017, 7:22pm Top

That's right, it's more of a figment of my imagination.

TPBM has an imaginary friend.

70WholeHouseLibrary
Jul 28, 2017, 3:18am Top

Great! You just outted yourself. Now everyone knows.

TPBM is a surrealist.

71SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 28, 2017, 9:05am Top

And the unicycle I rode in on!

TPBM has seen Star Wars more than 50 times.

72John_Vaughan
Jul 28, 2017, 10:11am Top

That would be unconstitutional...Cruel and Unusual....

//Just finished My Name Escapes me wherein Sir Alec Guinness implores a young lad not to go to see the film(s) again. "Promise me?' he says over the boy's mothers protests!//

TPBM sends their "imaginary friend" instead.

73morningwalker
Jul 28, 2017, 10:28am Top

You know about my "friend" ? Hmm. I didn't think anyone else knew about her.

TPBM will celebrate Friday with a drink tonight.

742wonderY
Jul 28, 2017, 11:07am Top

What an excellent idea!

TPBM will raise one in a toast to this thread.

75PhaedraB
Jul 28, 2017, 11:22am Top

That's a great idea!

TPBM will join me.

76Darth-Heather
Jul 28, 2017, 11:23am Top

yep! Friday night is Beer & Pizza Night!

TPBM is also having pizza.

77PhaedraB
Jul 28, 2017, 11:33am Top

Had it yesterday. It was West Coast pizza and it made this Chicago girl sad.

TPBM isn't so fussy.

78Darth-Heather
Jul 28, 2017, 11:57am Top

>77 PhaedraB: //is that the kind that is on a big cracker? i like deep dish//

79PhaedraB
Jul 28, 2017, 12:48pm Top

// >78 Darth-Heather: I live for deep dish, but I can't get it unless I go home. West Coast pizza has thin sauce, less cheese, light toppings (usually weird ones) and no noticeable Italian flavor. It's far worse than when I lived in New York. In the PNW, the few good pizzas are New York-ish. Which makes a Chicago girl sad. Selling by slice makes me sad. The classic was up in Portland where they had slices that were red sauce topped with nutritional yeast. Vegan pizza. Jeez, at least add some vegetables. Oh, and they fold the slices and dip them in ranch dressing.//

80Darth-Heather
Jul 28, 2017, 3:51pm Top

This PBM is quite fussy. At least that is what it says in my first grade report card, and that kind of stigma follows a person for a long time.

TPBM is more accomodating.

//>79 PhaedraB: you have my sympathy... Pizza can be hit-or-miss here in NH, but we are close enough to Boston to be able to get the good stuff in the North End.//

81abbottthomas
Jul 31, 2017, 4:56am Top

I try to be so.

TPBM is back from their weekend away.

82karenmarie
Jul 31, 2017, 7:39am Top

Back to my get-to-be-alone-in-the-house-while-husband-goes-to-work weekday routine.

TPBM has plans for a fall trip.

83SomeGuyInVirginia
Jul 31, 2017, 9:28am Top

No, but I bet with all the rain we've gotten that it will be beautius.

TPBM is traveling right now.

84morningwalker
Jul 31, 2017, 10:50am Top

I'm on my way somewhere peaceful and serene and when I get there I will have no responsibilities or cares....oops I was traveling in my mind again. I'm really sitting in front of a computer with a long day ahead of me.

TPBM has a better day planned.

85PhaedraB
Jul 31, 2017, 12:44pm Top

Sitting in front of the computer waiting for the temporary maintenance man to unstop the kitchen sink. If I'm lucky, he'll also hang the vertical blinds and fix the ceiling fan, both of which I'm hoping for since it's supposed to be over 100 for the next week.

TPBM expects something other than 111 in the shade.

86Darth-Heather
Jul 31, 2017, 2:21pm Top

yes, I expect mosquitoes in the shade. And I got what I expected, with some additional deerflies thrown in.

TPBM is plagued by something else.

87Tid
Edited: Jul 31, 2017, 5:48pm Top

Moths. Small moths that hide and eat your clothes. I HATE THEM!!!
(I should point out here that I don't mean moths that hide your clothes - there's nothing anyone can do about them. Perhaps there should be a comma after "hide"?)

TPBM has a cure for moths that doesn't involve nuking your house.

88AnnaClaire
Aug 1, 2017, 11:45am Top

I wish I did. I've been working on a moth invasion for months now. And I'm a knitter!

The person below me can help us with our moth problems.

89rastaphrog
Aug 1, 2017, 12:19pm Top

I suggest nuking it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

TPBM has a less destructive suggestion

90karenmarie
Aug 1, 2017, 12:24pm Top

When we had an invasion of moths (turned out to be from Indian Corn that I was storing!) I just kept vacuuming them up and throwing away the bags. Between that and throwing out the Indian Corn once I identified that as the source, we did fine.

TPBM has had a more unusual home invasion.

91John_Vaughan
Aug 1, 2017, 3:58pm Top

Last year we had Hunter and Rain spiders. This moth black ants. At least the bears and deer stay outside!

TPBM suffers from human invasions.

92Darth-Heather
Aug 1, 2017, 4:56pm Top

yeah. Damn. Those things are all over the place...

TPBM observed something interesting while people-watching.

93SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 2, 2017, 10:38am Top

Right now I'm trying to figure out what the ramifications of 'phone zombies' will be on relationships. I think people who walk around glued to their phone screen are fascinating. Not necessarily a good thing.

//>92 Darth-Heather: I know! I put down traps and more still turn up!//

TPBM looks death in the eye.

94WholeHouseLibrary
Aug 2, 2017, 1:52pm Top

Truth be told, twice already. Organ failure. (True) I got passed it because I worked for an organ builder back in 70s, and had experience.
But I'm older now, and have absolutely nothing on a bucket list. Next time, I'll do that dance; no regrets.

TPBM is shocked.

95Tid
Aug 3, 2017, 9:51am Top

Sympathetic, not shocked.

Perhaps TPBM is shocked?

96Darth-Heather
Aug 3, 2017, 10:49am Top

not now that we fixed the wire in the conference room lightswitch that wasn't grounding properly.

TPBM has had a hair-raising experience.

97carod
Aug 3, 2017, 9:34pm Top

I find in the hotter weather I always keep my hair up and off my neck. Up here on the "wet" coast, we rarely have really hot weather. We are breaking records this week for heat as well as poor air quality due to the forest fires.

TPBM is breaking other records.

98xorscape
Aug 4, 2017, 6:17am Top

We had the wettest July on record. Much needed rain and really helped with the many, many wildfires. I am, however, in the process of moving my record albums to the new house and have my fingers crossed that they make it safely.

The person below me still has record albums.

99abbottthomas
Aug 4, 2017, 6:30am Top

A few, but since my Pye Black Box gave up the ghost I can only play them on a cheap little turntable through my computer.

TPBM still has shellac 78 rpm records, and maybe a wind-up gramophone on which to play them.

100karenmarie
Aug 4, 2017, 6:41am Top

My sister has the 78s, but I have a few 45s and of course both my and my husband's record collections. No wind-up gramophone, alas, but an old turntable that needs a new needle cartridge.

TPBM has Beta tapes, VHS tapes, laser discs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs or a subset of them.

101ulmannc
Aug 4, 2017, 8:29am Top

Some (VHS) but I'm an audio guy and let's not talk about how many cassettes I have. Thank goodness I never got into 8 track. I'm transcribing some things but audio on cassettes to mp3 is a real time function and takes FOREVER!

TPBM is in the same conundrum but has a trick (not including caffeine).

102SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 4, 2017, 2:43pm Top

Is cocaine off the table?

//>98 xorscape: XOR!!!//

TPBM is all natural.

103xorscape
Aug 6, 2017, 9:37am Top

//102 SGiV: Yeah, I got distracted. I still love this game and can't believe how long we've been playing it!//

//101 ulmannc: I just bought a little doohickey to transfer my books on cassette to something less bulky. I've moved and can't believe how many of these books I have stashed! And no one wants them. I'm just saving a few, Rex Stout, etc.//

All natural. Well, sort of. No hair dye, no new parts yet even if they are in my future. But I do need glasses. Does that count?

The person below me has a project that he or she is just dreading.

104John_Vaughan
Aug 6, 2017, 10:20am Top

//>63 SomeGuyInVirginia: The 2cnd page of Hillbilly Elegy ..."Because honey, we're hill people. And we respect our dead." As told by SGiV in 63!//

105SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 7, 2017, 11:03am Top

//>104 John_Vaughan: Oh! I've been meaning to read that. Dad is a flatlander, but Mom is a highlander. That's a culture unto itself, very distinct characteristics.//

Yes! I'm in a temporary office while mine is being renovated. I'm dreading the move back.

TPBM is looking forward to ___________.

106morningwalker
Aug 7, 2017, 11:09am Top

The weekend.

TPBM has been to a reunion of sorts lately.

107Darth-Heather
Aug 7, 2017, 11:25am Top

yes, I just got back from my annual family camping weekend - this was the 24th year. My uncle built a cabin up in the Great North Woods and we all go up there every summer for lots of food, laughs, and good times. And usually a group project - this year we moved the outhouse.

TPBM has never used an outhouse.

108WholeHouseLibrary
Aug 7, 2017, 1:15pm Top

Au contraire! Nineteen years as a Cub/Boy Scout leader, I've built, moved/used them often, probably more often than I've used a Port-o-San. Plus, I have a friend in Arkansas, and yeah, she lives a fairly rustic lifestyle. Always nice to see her, though.

TPBM feels indoor plumbing is overrated.

109SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 7, 2017, 2:37pm Top

God no!!! Because I've used outhouses, too!

TPBM is thoroughly modern.

1102wonderY
Aug 7, 2017, 4:47pm Top

I'm in the newest wave - waterless toilet.

TPBM will be ready when the power goes out.

111Tid
Aug 7, 2017, 4:54pm Top

Yup. Candles, matches, and torch within easy reach. Of course, if it goes out permanently I'll have to wake and rise with the sun, and go to bed with the night (or knight...)

TPBM dreads the 'power cut - freezer' problem.

112Jenni_Canuck
Aug 7, 2017, 8:52pm Top

I've lined my freezer bottom, sides & top with ice packs so I'm good for at least a week in hot weather.

TPBM has another McGyver 'power cut' recommendation.

113Darth-Heather
Aug 8, 2017, 8:38am Top

I keep expensive frozen stuff wrapped in the freezer-pack bags that my sister gets from Blue Apron. If the power goes out, I bring it all to the freezer at work. I don't worry about popsicles and veggies, but am careful not to waste meat.

TPBM has a better idea.

114SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 8, 2017, 4:22pm Top

Dominos delivers.

TPBM fears nothing, even fear itself.

115WholeHouseLibrary
Aug 8, 2017, 4:33pm Top

I could refer you back to my >94 WholeHouseLibrary:, but it doesn't cover this response adequately.
I've got lots of fears, like: is the pain from a recent back injury ever going to abate? Doesn't seem likely, but I persist.

TPBM knows a good chiropractor. (I'm not looking for one at this point; just curious.)

116morningwalker
Aug 9, 2017, 1:41pm Top

>115 WholeHouseLibrary:, you know what curiosity did to the cat don't you?? (I couldn't help myself being able to reference a "pet" while responding to WHL)hehe

TPBM has a curious cat.

117karenmarie
Aug 9, 2017, 3:49pm Top

Inara Starbuck. If I have a closet open, she's in it. If I open the guest bedroom door, she runs in there. I can't tell you how many times she's been locked in a closet or closed up in the guest bedroom. We'll all of a sudden think "We haven't seen Inara recently." Then I go back to what I had last open and usually she zooms out, hungry and thankful.

TPBM has an unusual pet.

118bnielsen
Aug 10, 2017, 6:23am Top

Not a pet, but I have a few Triturus vulgaris in the cellar.

TPBM has an unusual cellar.

119Tid
Aug 10, 2017, 7:20am Top

Salt cellar? Unusual spelling?

TPBM will correct my bad.

120morningwalker
Aug 10, 2017, 8:25am Top

I would, but I'm not sure what I would be correcting.

//>117 karenmarie: My Mattie cat is exactly like that. It's all fun and games sneaking through open doors until she's stuck in there until someone hears her crying.//

TPBM is more enlightened than I am and knows what Tid is referencing.

121abbottthomas
Aug 10, 2017, 10:37am Top

Maybe she is thinking of a celebrity sea-shell seller in a cell eating celery with celerity.

TPBM has at least seven dictionaries within arm's length

122Tid
Aug 10, 2017, 10:51am Top

Of course! In fact, within a finger's length.

TPBM knows what I mean.

123Darth-Heather
Aug 10, 2017, 10:56am Top

I do use the online Thesaurus when searching for a word, but I still like paper dictionaries. I sometimes flip one open at random and learn about a new word.

TPBM has a good word for today.

124WholeHouseLibrary
Aug 10, 2017, 12:42pm Top

Rotunda.

TPBM may have another.

125ulmannc
Aug 10, 2017, 2:13pm Top

Penultimate. . . not new to me but I really like it.

OK, back to it. TPBM really has a good word for today.

126morningwalker
Aug 11, 2017, 8:58am Top

FRIDAY!!!! Happy day!!

TPBM has a fidget spinner.

127ulmannc
Aug 11, 2017, 3:39pm Top

What is a fidget spinner?

TPBM skips rocks across a pond as do I!

128WholeHouseLibrary
Aug 11, 2017, 11:37pm Top

Not lately, believe it or not, a fidget spinner works a lot like skipping rocks across a pond. When done properly, both can bring about a sense of calm and allow certain types of people to concentrate more. The big difference is that a fidget spinner is supposed to remain in your hand, whereas, when done right, you never get the rock back.

TPBM doesn't get creeped out with the concept of premarital interdigitation.

129PhaedraB
Aug 12, 2017, 12:32am Top

Au contraire, I wanna hold your hand.

TPBM lends a hand.

130SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 14, 2017, 9:01am Top

It makes a wonderful crumb catcher. Except at work I'm mobile, so I only use a crumb catcher between 9-5.

TPBM is exact.

131morningwalker
Aug 14, 2017, 9:45am Top

Not really. Often I adhere to my former boss's sentiment when finishing up a task. "It's good enough for government work."

TPBM is capable.

132Jenni_Canuck
Aug 14, 2017, 5:06pm Top

Thank you!

TPBM is goluptious.

133carod
Aug 15, 2017, 1:49am Top

Why thank you, how kind of you to notice.

TPBM is perspicacious.

134Darth-Heather
Aug 15, 2017, 8:52am Top

nope, I have shower-fresh scented anti-perspicacious on today.

TPBM is clean as a whistle

135PhaedraB
Aug 15, 2017, 1:25pm Top

My whistling is only so-so, so draw your own conclusions.

TPBM whistles while _________

136SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 15, 2017, 1:49pm Top

I pass graveyards. Or Congress. Either.

TPBM heard angles singing.

137abbottthomas
Aug 15, 2017, 2:58pm Top

Right. I may be obtuse though.

TPBM has acute hearing.

138WholeHouseLibrary
Aug 15, 2017, 3:10pm Top

Huh? What'd you say, young whippersnapper? And get off my lawn!

The short answer is: No. I played in too many (and loud) garage bands in the late 60s.

TPBM is sensitive.

139Tid
Aug 15, 2017, 6:04pm Top

Of course I'm bloody sensitive! Actually, not very. But somehow, whenever I'm in the dentist's chair...

TPBM is sensitive elsewhere.

140SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 16, 2017, 9:08am Top

No, pretty much everywhere.

TPBM is made of clay.

141John_Vaughan
Aug 16, 2017, 11:23am Top

Given that I was born in the Navy Base in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey which is composed entirely of mud and clay; probably.

TPBM was born on rocky ground.

142PhaedraB
Aug 16, 2017, 1:06pm Top

No, in a hospital. My mother hasn't mentioned anything about it being particularly uncomfortable, so I'm willing to assume it was a bed.

TPBM has a bed of roses.

143Tid
Aug 16, 2017, 3:42pm Top

I beg your pardon?

TPBM never promised me _____________

144Darth-Heather
Aug 16, 2017, 4:14pm Top

a little sunshine, because there's gotta be a little rain sometime.

TPBM makes it rain.

145ulmannc
Aug 16, 2017, 4:23pm Top

I'll schedule a picnic.

TPBM knows that if the weather reports says it is going to pour, it really. . . .

146Tid
Aug 16, 2017, 6:09pm Top

... is RAINING MEN, ALLELUIA

TPBM prefers cats and dogs

147PhaedraB
Aug 17, 2017, 1:06am Top

Over men? It depends on the man.

TPBM has a preference.

148WholeHouseLibrary
Aug 17, 2017, 3:27am Top

Why do you keep setting me up?

TPBM is reading a book of the ______________ genre.

149karenmarie
Aug 17, 2017, 6:20am Top

Mystery. My favorite genre, although since joining LT almost ten years ago (Oct 2007!), I've branched out.

TPBM will tell us their favorite genre.

150SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 17, 2017, 12:09pm Top

My favorite is mathematical research, but the most common genre is cheesy mysteries.

TPBM was last astonished by the book ______________.

151Darth-Heather
Aug 17, 2017, 1:22pm Top

This Is What You Just Put In Your Mouth?.

I now deeply regret any times in my life where I ingested Slim Jims.

TPBM regrets a different food.

152SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 17, 2017, 2:45pm Top

//>152 SomeGuyInVirginia: One day at work I was talking about cannibalism with the guy who ran my department. He knew everything, but was the kind that you wouldn't know he knew everything until you started talking with him and he could talk about anything. He asked me if I'd ever eaten human flesh and I said 'Certainly not!!' The he asked if I'd eaten beef jerky and when I admitted I had he told me that if so, I'd eaten people. I don't know if he was kidding or not, but I don't think he was. I've never been able to even pick up a package since then.//

153Tid
Aug 17, 2017, 5:23pm Top

I regret my first (and last) taste of Oreos, but I'm not sure if you can class those as food.

TPBM keeps on dancing, and breaks out the booze.

154PhaedraB
Aug 17, 2017, 5:45pm Top

And has a ball.

TPBM knows if that is all there is.

155WholeHouseLibrary
Aug 18, 2017, 2:03am Top

First hand. There is no dress rehearsal, so be good to each other. We're all watching.

TPBM groks it.

156Darth-Heather
Aug 18, 2017, 9:22am Top

Utterly, completely, and in every way.

TPBM does too.

157morningwalker
Aug 18, 2017, 9:23am Top

Um, excuse me, I didn't mean to. (*blush, blush*)

TPBM is eating fresh veggies from the garden.

158SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 18, 2017, 10:01am Top

Vegetable are those green things, right?

TPBM has thrown rotten tomatoes.

159John_Vaughan
Aug 18, 2017, 10:09am Top

Only at politicians.

//SGiV you know you can get them delivered right? In cardboard too.)

TPBM is either a rotten apple or a black sheep.

160Jenni_Canuck
Aug 18, 2017, 11:34am Top

>160 Jenni_Canuck: I told you those things off the record!!!

TPBM has nothing to hide.

161Tid
Edited: Aug 18, 2017, 12:56pm Top

{_______________}⛄︎

TPBM wants to know what I'm hiding.

162ulmannc
Aug 18, 2017, 1:48pm Top

OK, I want to know! Am I first?

TPBM does too!

163Darth-Heather
Aug 18, 2017, 3:34pm Top

I only want to know if it involves the tiny snowman.

TPBM can guess.

164Tid
Aug 20, 2017, 1:02pm Top

I have a confession to make. Yes, it's a tiny snowman but it is also the nearest symbol I could find that resembles a padlock.

TPBM feels let down.

165SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 20, 2017, 5:42pm Top

Only when they don't show the monster in movies.

TPBM is completely in the dark.

166abbottthomas
Aug 21, 2017, 3:39am Top

Not me.

TPBM is eagerly anticipating totality.

167karenmarie
Aug 21, 2017, 7:35am Top

I'm eagerly anticipating 93% here in central NC. Husband made me a cardboard viewer, bless his heart.

TPBM has already experienced a total eclipse of the sun.

168morningwalker
Aug 21, 2017, 9:36am Top

No, just a total eclipse of the heart. Are they similar?

TPBM has their glasses for the eclipse ( or a homemade gadget).

1692wonderY
Edited: Aug 21, 2017, 9:51am Top

Got 'em! ISO approved.

TPBM has their colander at the ready.

170SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 21, 2017, 10:28am Top

Plus a sign that reads 'Welcome alien overlords.'

TPBM thinks it's all a gimmick.

171Darth-Heather
Aug 21, 2017, 10:38am Top

yeah, the aliens are fooling you. Really, they don't want the thankless job of governing us.

TPBM has seen a total solar eclipse before.

172Tid
Aug 21, 2017, 4:48pm Top

Yes! In Cornwall, 1999. Quite something to experience. And it actually occurred, despite being predicted by scientists...

TPBM has also been 'totalled' (eclipse-wise)

173karenmarie
Aug 21, 2017, 7:04pm Top

No, but my husband has, twice, and today in the 90%s.

TPBM has had a car totaled by the insurance company.

174PhaedraB
Aug 21, 2017, 7:40pm Top

Just this past spring. And before that, one in the spring of 2001. I was driving in the former incident, and my ex was driving (my car) in the latter incident. At least I wasn't in the car one of the times.

TPBM has had the airbags deploy.

175WholeHouseLibrary
Aug 22, 2017, 3:05am Top

At every business meeting I ever went to. It amazes me how people who have no working knowledge of something becomes the people who say they can make it better.

TPBM can handle a 3-point turn easily. (MrsHouseLibrary takes at least seven turns to back straight out of the garage and head off 90 degrees from that direction. It boggles the imagination!)

176abbottthomas
Aug 22, 2017, 4:14am Top

Yup.

TPBM could, if the need arose, double-declutch.

177morningwalker
Aug 22, 2017, 9:47am Top

Is that anything like double dutch? I used to be able to double dutch, probably not now though.

TPBM drives a stick shift.

178ulmannc
Edited: Aug 22, 2017, 12:47pm Top

Started in '64 ad continued until about 5 years when m left knee stared going south.

TPBM can back that 40 ft trailer into the lading dock with ease.

179SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 22, 2017, 1:14pm Top

No, I have nothing but admiration for people who can manage that.

TPBM goes full tilt boogie.

180WholeHouseLibrary
Aug 22, 2017, 1:38pm Top

No idea what that means, other than possibly dancing into a pinball machine, causing a foul. In that case, no, I don't dance. And really, disco sucks.

>179 SomeGuyInVirginia: Yes I can, and it's simple: place one hand on the inside bottom of the steering wheel to make course corrections, and take it slow.

TPBM can gap a spark plug.

181Tid
Aug 22, 2017, 5:17pm Top

I could once! but if there was a tall dark stranger within call, I pretended I couldn't.

TPBM remembers the days when car engines were just pieces of metal that moved without any software help.

182karenmarie
Aug 23, 2017, 7:17am Top

Yup. And they didn't spy on you either.

TPBM is getting closer and closer to unplugging from all these lovely, addicting, annoying devices.

183SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 23, 2017, 9:07am Top

No, but they do worry me. I think one day people will revolt against the machine.

TPBM is revolting now.

184morningwalker
Aug 23, 2017, 9:55am Top

Nah, maybe tomorrow, I'm kind of busy today.

TPBM goes to local fairs.

185carod
Aug 24, 2017, 2:30am Top

Festivals and outdoor concerts, yes. My favourite part of summer. The fair not so much. Too much fried food and rides that make you regret the fried food.

TPBM is going on a ride soon.

186Darth-Heather
Aug 24, 2017, 8:45am Top

yep, leavin on a jet plane...

to visit my dad. I believe his plans involve taking me to eat fried food at the Minnesota State Fair. I will probably skip the rides though - the Paul Bunyan rollercoaster doesn't appeal to me.

TPBM likes rollercoasters.

187morningwalker
Edited: Aug 24, 2017, 2:44pm Top

Not really. I rode them as a kid because of peer pressure and sibling tauntings (you know, "you're just a big fat chicken" kind of thing). I no longer have to prove myself and am confident (most of the time) so I don't ride them anymore.

TPBM has siblings.

188Jenni_Canuck
Aug 24, 2017, 12:35pm Top

Four of each.

TPBM is an only child.

189SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 24, 2017, 12:38pm Top

One day, God willing.

TPBM was been on Walton mountain.

190ulmannc
Aug 24, 2017, 2:41pm Top

Is Pearisburg close enough?

TPBM lived/lives in Giles Country

191karenmarie
Aug 24, 2017, 4:36pm Top

//190 LOL, Larry. During some of the horrendous mess with my sister regarding the settling of my mom's estate, I had a fervent desire to be an only child!//

192Tid
Aug 24, 2017, 5:40pm Top

Oh for years and years until he died. He was the only thing worth getting the Daily Express for.

TPBM also remembers Giles with affection.

193WholeHouseLibrary
Edited: Aug 24, 2017, 5:47pm Top

ACK! Preempted in my reply, but strangely, it still seems to fit! (Yea me!)

No idea where that may be, although, back in 1977, ThiMs (my ex) and I bicycled from northern NJ to Pensacola, Fla. It's possible we bicycled through it. Maybe not.

>190 ulmannc: I'm so there with you!

TPBM has actually won a lottery.
One of my sisters just did; with three others. After taxes, she'll still have more money than MrsHouseLibrary and I have earned in the past four years. Did I mention that she was my most favorite youngest sister?

194SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 25, 2017, 9:20am Top

Not yet!

//>192 Tid: I understand completely.//

//>194 SomeGuyInVirginia: Your sister sounds like a wonderful, charming (and dare I say beautifully captivating) woman.//

TPBM really can eat just one potato chip.

195carod
Aug 26, 2017, 11:20pm Top

If I walk rapidly away from the bowl and hover dutifully near the veggie and dip platter for the rest of the evening. I don't keep the tempting dangers in my house.

TPBM is resisting another temptation.

196SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 27, 2017, 12:08pm Top

Yes, to go out and do something. I'm on the tail end of a mild stomach flu and was only out for a hour yesterday to get my hair cut. I'll prolly stay in because the next two weeks at work are going to be hellish.

The TPBM's dance card is full.

197WholeHouseLibrary
Aug 27, 2017, 1:12pm Top

Tossed mine away. But there's still a lot on my plate.

>195 carod: My sister is all that and more. Apparently you've met her in a previous life.

TPBM counts the carbs (or crabs if you happen to be near the shore, which for Texas, is now San Marcos.)

198bnielsen
Edited: Aug 27, 2017, 3:23pm Top

No, I'm just trying to guess what to wear with such a forecast:


TPBM has an idea that'll get rid of Trump and Harvey at the same time.

199WholeHouseLibrary
Aug 27, 2017, 7:02pm Top

Have a Battle of the Blowhards?

TPBM has another.

200Tid
Aug 28, 2017, 5:26am Top

Myxomotosis (spelling?), assuming that Harvey refers to a giant rabbit, and that Trump sometimes looks like one.

TPBM has yet another idea for removing Trump.

201karenmarie
Aug 28, 2017, 7:47am Top

Amendment 25, Section IV. Although unfortunately that would put Pence in power. I honestly don't know which is worse - the bloviating orange gasbag or the repressed and repressive pence.

TPBM can see parallels between The Flood and what's happening in Texas.

202SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 28, 2017, 9:37am Top

Everything's bigger in Texas!

TPBM is sound.

203morningwalker
Aug 28, 2017, 10:19am Top

No, but I'm safe.

TPBM wonders where the summer went.

204abbottthomas
Aug 28, 2017, 4:28pm Top

We had it yesterday and today (first really fine August Bank Holiday in ages) and that's probably it. I blame Trump .....or Brexit.

TPBM has alt-Scapegoats

205SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 29, 2017, 10:52am Top

Any scapegoat will do in a storm.

TPBM is for it.

206morningwalker
Edited: Aug 29, 2017, 3:29pm Top

No, I'm against it! Wait, what was it again? Can't stay long, office is in the middle of an audit. shhhh...

TPBM is in the middle of ___________.

2072wonderY
Aug 29, 2017, 2:31pm Top

Taking it easy today. We passed our audit and I just finished reviewing 90 files for the summer review season yesterday. Taking a breath until the next onslaught.

TPBM can't shake a feeling.

208Tid
Aug 29, 2017, 5:21pm Top

No, nor a decent cocktail either.

TPBM is "stirred" by _________

209karenmarie
Aug 30, 2017, 3:00pm Top

looking at birds through my new Gosky scope. It is way cool.

TPBM loves looking at birds but doesn't have a clue as to what particular birds they are.

210PhaedraB
Aug 30, 2017, 7:07pm Top

I have a bird book but either my eyesight or my attention to detail is lacking, because I have a heck of a time deciding what I'm looking at. Although, this past week I saw a peregrine falcon. I'm sure that's what it was because an experienced birder looked it up!

TPBM understands the pain of LBBs.

211SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 30, 2017, 7:57pm Top

Oh man no and I hope to never. I had a pinched nerve that was corrected with a series of shots but the pain was awful. I hope all sufferers recover and find relief.

TPBM races.

212SomeGuyInVirginia
Aug 31, 2017, 3:13pm Top

Only so that I may rest.

TPBM hurries up and waits.

213morningwalker
Sep 1, 2017, 10:02am Top

Yes, and you think I would know better because I Hate waiting!

TPBM is looking forward to the holiday weekend.

214John_Vaughan
Sep 1, 2017, 12:37pm Top

Yup. SWMBO has been visiting London with a friend all week. But Sunday I get to meet her at the airport. Imsh Allah!

TPBM dreads cooking and cleaning when their boss is away.

215abbottthomas
Sep 1, 2017, 2:03pm Top

//At least she had a day or two of good weather. It was the best August Bank Holiday for half a century, they say.//

I enjoy cooking and do most of it anyway. As to cleaning, my usual blind eye and take the flak.

TPBM knows that into each life a little rain must fall.

216PhaedraB
Sep 1, 2017, 2:40pm Top

It's taking its time around here. I've been looking at dense wildfire smoke for a month or more now. I judge whether I should wear the filter mask by how much I can see of my balcony view. The rainy season doesn't start here properly until October, so lots more smoke in my future.

TPBM likes __________ season.

217SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 1, 2017, 4:10pm Top

I like fall and winter, although I've come to regard October as haunted. Both good and bad, but a lot of one or the other.

TPBM would be happiest __________.

218carod
Sep 1, 2017, 11:07pm Top

Independently wealthy. I would be really good at being rich. Work starts up again on Tuesday and I didn't quite finish my summer to do list. Life would be so much easier if it wasn't interrupted with the need to earn my keep.

TPBM would be satisfied with ________.

219PhaedraB
Sep 2, 2017, 1:32am Top

Just enough to supplement my social security but not enough that I'd have to leave my lovely low-income senior apartment.

TPBM has grander plans.

220Tid
Sep 3, 2017, 7:40am Top

No, but I do have some plander grans growing in my fantasy flowerbed, which must be fed every Thursday with torn up bingo cards or they will quickly die.

TPBM thinks "Oh it's nonsense time, therefore __________ "

221morningwalker
Sep 5, 2017, 12:53pm Top

I'm back at work and summer's over...sob, sob, sniff, sniff...It's not only nonsense, it's bulls***.

TPBM accepts their lot.

222karenmarie
Sep 5, 2017, 1:59pm Top

Usually. Mostly. Right now things are going well, but whining does occur when things get weird or bad.

TPBM knows how lucky they are.

223Darth-Heather
Sep 5, 2017, 3:59pm Top

I have luck with only one thing - good weather. Can't imagine any better luck to have.

TPBM is worried about flooding.

224PhaedraB
Sep 5, 2017, 4:18pm Top

Not here. I'm worried about fire. The wildfire smoke has pushed our air quality into purple for several days in a row now. The fires aren't even that close, but at the end of the valley where I am, bad air gets trapped.

TPBM is worried about another potential disaster.

225abbottthomas
Sep 5, 2017, 4:39pm Top

Brexit, the likelihood of a seriously left-wing administration under Jeremy Corbyn when Theresa May gets her deserved come-uppance, what else do I need? I really cannot believe that Kim Jong Un really wants to end his days in a deep shelter so I don't worry about Armageddon. Trump, on the other hand.......

TPBM remembers Randy Newman's Political Science -

They all hate us anyhow
So let's drop the big one now
Let's drop the big one now

226Tid
Sep 5, 2017, 5:08pm Top

No, but I do remember Country Joe and the Fish Cheer

And it's 1, 2, 3 what are we fighting for?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn
Next stop is Viet-nam
And it's 5, 6, 7 open up them pearly gates
Oh there ain't no time to wonder why
Whooppee we're all gonna die


TPBM has a similarly cheery song

227karenmarie
Sep 5, 2017, 6:01pm Top

//>226 Tid: I sang that song to my husband on the way home from dinner Saturday night. Couldn't remember all the words, but remembered most of them!//

228morningwalker
Sep 6, 2017, 8:25am Top

Well his one isn't similar, but it is cheery


Shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world, it's a skippidy doo da day
I'm the happiest girl in the whole U.S.A.

TPBM is in a good place.

229WholeHouseLibrary
Sep 6, 2017, 3:31pm Top

Boy, howdy! A cool front came through last night, and the temperature is in the low 80s. Kind of makes me wish I had delayed all that lawn-and-shrubbery work I did yesterday. Two truck loads to the recycling center in 100+ degree searing heat. On the bright side, the yard looks much better and the shower was absolutely delightful.

Looks like we'll be having a house guest soon. A few months ago, my mother sold her place in Venice, Fla and moved into a multi-tiered assisted-living facility. She's in the check-on-me-maybe-once-a-month tier. They had a meeting this morning, and was told that if there was any way the residents can leave, get the heck out NOW. She's 93, but still has the energy of a teenager.

TPBM has a Plan B.

230SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 6, 2017, 10:47pm Top

Yes, smoke and drink too much and sheer off those last years I'd be in a diaper.

TPBM's body is sacred.

231xorscape
Sep 7, 2017, 5:04am Top

I wish. Sometimes I can't believe what I've done to this temple. But I'm with you. My mom lived to 103 and I sure don't want to. And she was healthy up until the end, playing bridge three weeks before she died!

The person below me trusts doctors.

232karenmarie
Sep 7, 2017, 8:47am Top

Only up to a point. Especially since the Internet became easily accessible, I have a healthy and researched skepticism and challenge my doctors if I think that what they say about me doesn't match what I know about me.

Having said that, in the last several years I haven't had to challenge any of them - dentist, doctor, or eye doctor.

TPBM wants to get a new doctor but it isn't easy.

233morningwalker
Sep 7, 2017, 9:19am Top

I wanted to a year or so ago, but now I just go along with what she says. She does listen a little better.

TPBM hopes all our Florida friends weather Irma safely.

234John_Vaughan
Sep 7, 2017, 10:08am Top

Nasty one this. but then y'all might get some too!

TPBM already had their head down.

235SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 7, 2017, 12:19pm Top

>230 SomeGuyInVirginia: >235 SomeGuyInVirginia: Yes! Good lord be safe and well!

I always have my head down, welcome to the Beeg Pomegranate.

TPBM struts.

236Darth-Heather
Sep 7, 2017, 1:33pm Top

no, I did that already. Next I need leaf springs.

TPBM strolls.

237WholeHouseLibrary
Sep 7, 2017, 5:28pm Top

Not in over 45 years! Since a motorcycle accident nullified most of the sciatic nerve in my right let, the best I can do is a well-camouflaged lock-kneed gimp. I have run short distances occasionally, but it usually ends in in me taking a nosedive.

TPBM rides a bicycle.

238karenmarie
Sep 8, 2017, 10:43am Top

Another negative - not any more. No health issues as a reason, just laziness and not currently having an appropriate bike.

TPBM has a fool-proof method of exercising that they love and are able to pursue happily.

2392wonderY
Sep 8, 2017, 1:47pm Top

Hacking away at the shrubbery. Waded into the thicket yesterday and took down the trees that are encroaching on my view.

TPBM knows who stocks electric chipper/mulchers. (I just need a smallish unit. $200 or so. And I HATE shopping online)

240WholeHouseLibrary
Sep 8, 2017, 5:02pm Top

My guess would be big-box hardware stores, and possibly Sear or Walmart. Why don't you just rent one?

TPBM has another idea.

241karenmarie
Sep 9, 2017, 10:57pm Top

Nope. Think you covered it. Buy or rent.

TPBM has watched a classic movie recently and forgotten how much they liked it.

242morningwalker
Sep 11, 2017, 8:39am Top

Well I don't know if it's considered a classic, but I watched Dead Poet's Society and cried even more than I remember the first time. Such a good movie, and Robin Williams was great in it.

TPBM is facing a challenge.

243SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 11, 2017, 9:59am Top

Yes, and I manage it by spending half my time in furious activity and the other half recharging my batteries.

TPBM goes along to get along.

244John_Vaughan
Sep 11, 2017, 10:02am Top

Cleaning up after Irma. Mind we started that at 4 ack emma with a huge puddle across the dining area. Trees down and branches everywhere, But, in essence for Central Florida, WOLF again.

TPBM is also thankful this morning.

245Darth-Heather
Sep 11, 2017, 10:14am Top

I am thankful over again every year on Sept 11th that my uncle missed his plane. He lost three coworkers, but we are thankful to still have him.

TPBM is also thankful today.

246abbottthomas
Sep 11, 2017, 3:17pm Top

Thankful that John and SWMBO have got through Irma (and still have broadband, already)

TPBM marvels at what modern science and technology can do.

247SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 12, 2017, 9:58am Top

Yes, it's a world of wonders.

TPBM believes the age of miracles is upon us.

248PhaedraB
Sep 12, 2017, 1:22pm Top

This is the age of miracles and wonder.

TPBM has reason to believe they will be received in Graceland.

249bnielsen
Edited: Sep 12, 2017, 3:06pm Top

Easily, but it has been renamed memphismansion.dk. Anyway it is just a few minutes drive from here.

TPBM will enter Trump Tower.

250karenmarie
Sep 12, 2017, 3:28pm Top

Not in this life.

TPBM would consider entering Trump Tower.

251Tid
Sep 12, 2017, 5:26pm Top

Feet first, in a manure coffin.

TPBM would consider entering ______________

252morningwalker
Sep 12, 2017, 5:52pm Top

A haunted house.

TPBM has a true ghost story.

253WholeHouseLibrary
Sep 12, 2017, 7:28pm Top

Frankly, that seems to be a contradiction in terms.

TPBM begs to differ.

254PhaedraB
Sep 12, 2017, 8:29pm Top

I wasn't the only one who saw the ghost cat.

TPBM begs for mercy.

255John_Vaughan
Sep 13, 2017, 9:26am Top

Seems to have worked with Irma.

TPBM begs (but has a street licence spot).

256Darth-Heather
Sep 13, 2017, 11:38am Top

not me, I'm a chooser.

TPBM is a giver.

257SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 13, 2017, 11:49am Top

Please don't make me tell!

TPBM learned everything they need to know about people by riding the subway.

258xorscape
Sep 14, 2017, 5:04am Top

I don't really understand people. Look at the last election.

I've been on a subway but not many. Arizona doesn't have any, even though I have ridden quite a few buses. We are building trams again.

The person below me avoids mass transit.

259bnielsen
Sep 14, 2017, 5:53am Top

I bought an electric bike, so to some extent yes.

TPBW avoids riding a bike

260Darth-Heather
Sep 14, 2017, 8:16am Top

yeah, but I need to get back to it, otherwise I'm forced to buy bigger pants.

TPBM loves riding their bike.

261morningwalker
Sep 14, 2017, 8:23am Top

No, I'm more of a walker.

TPBM has a favorite charity.

262Jenni_Canuck
Sep 14, 2017, 10:10am Top

I have several but the one I volunteer at most often is kiva.org

TPBM hasn't opened a book in the last 48 hours.

263SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 14, 2017, 10:35am Top

I have not, but I've been listening to audiobooks.

TPBM is an open book.

264WholeHouseLibrary
Sep 14, 2017, 7:26pm Top

Definitely -- the kind you have to fill in or connect the dots.

TPBM has been book once or twice.

265Tid
Sep 15, 2017, 6:11am Top

I've never been a book - it's a bit of a "turn off" though my life is an open page. 😊

TPBM has been booked at least once.

266morningwalker
Sep 15, 2017, 8:48am Top

Definitely not! And whatever you heard is not true. They couldn't prove a thing. Deny, deny, deny.

TPBM lives by a code.

267SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 15, 2017, 9:30am Top

Yes, and that's why I have all these super difficult passwords that I can never remember.

TPBM lives by the book.

268karenmarie
Sep 15, 2017, 9:49am Top

If you count my spreadsheet of websites/usernames/passwords pasted into the back of my desk calendar, then yes. I rarely use the same password and frequently change them, so keeping up is critical.

TPBM schedules what they're going to read in a month before each new month.

269karenmarie
Sep 17, 2017, 10:14pm Top

Nope. I wing it with the exception of the book for the book club I'm in.

TPBM will tell us something to keep this thread going.

270WholeHouseLibrary
Sep 17, 2017, 11:46pm Top

Sometimes, I see people replying to their own TPBM messages, and it scares me.

TPBM tries to avoid conflict.

271PhaedraB
Sep 18, 2017, 12:20am Top

I have been told that I do not. Ahem.

TPBM is conflicted about ____________.

272xorscape
Sep 18, 2017, 4:28am Top

Doctors. How do you find a competent one?!

The person below me watched the Emmy's, and if so, actually saw a show that won one.

273WholeHouseLibrary
Sep 18, 2017, 7:10am Top

I did, and no. Except for Modern Family, I haven't watched a single show that was even nominated for something.

TPBM knows someone named Emmy.

274ulmannc
Sep 18, 2017, 7:45am Top

Does Emma count? What's an Emmy(sic)?

TPBM doesn't know either. Now the Proms on the BBC is more my line!!!

275morningwalker
Sep 18, 2017, 8:31am Top

I know it's an award for TV or movies or something, but I don't watch award shows so...

TPBM will clarify what an Emmy award is.

276SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 18, 2017, 9:40am Top

Something to keep non-readers off the streets for a night.

TPBM serves the people.

277xorscape
Sep 18, 2017, 5:22pm Top

Not anymore. I'm gloriously retired! Yay! Best thing I ever did. I may do some volunteer work if I can get my gimpy leg under control.

The person below me is happy today because ___________.

2782wonderY
Sep 18, 2017, 5:50pm Top

The dream I had just before I woke today was just a dream - large construction equipment strapped to commercial planes and dropped in my vicinity. yikes!

TPBM analyzes dreams.

279SylviaC
Sep 18, 2017, 7:03pm Top

I just want to sleep long enough to have a dream.

TPBM has been on a cruise.

280WholeHouseLibrary
Sep 18, 2017, 10:39pm Top

Two, actually. And MrsHouseLibrary has been on six -- all since we did the pronounced-as-mister-and-missus thing.
I tend to get seasick if I have to walk across a dewy lawn to pick up the newspaper, but, for the most part, I hardy noticed.

TPBM gets a newspaper delivered.

281abbottthomas
Sep 19, 2017, 1:06am Top

I get the Times (of London) every weekday and the Financial Times on Saturday. No bulky Sunday paper, though. It is an expensive habit and the Times under Rupert Murdoch is not the sober, thoughtoful paper it once was. I'd miss the crossword. The FT, now owned by Chinese, is a model of responsible and intelligent journalism.

Maybe I should just walk to the paper shop on Saturdays. Healthier and cheaper.

TPBM subscribes to an on-line newspaper.

282Tid
Sep 19, 2017, 5:42am Top

I have paid the occasional donation to The Grauniad (who at least make all their articles free to view, unlike the oiks at the Telegraph who give you the opening paragraph, then fade it out above a box inviting you to subscribe - "It's for your protection, guv, signed R Kray").

TPBM has donated to Wikipedia.

283morningwalker
Sep 19, 2017, 8:24am Top

Sadly, no. I tend to donate more to local charities where I know the CEO isn't raking in most of the donations.

TPBM is getting an iphone 8.

284SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 19, 2017, 9:14am Top

It is not even in the universe of possible things. Apparently Apple has switched their marketing strategy from 'Insanely great' to 'Insanely expensive' as a reason to buy their products. It will be interesting to see if people will buy something just because it's more expensive.

TPBM gets their point across just fine.

285John_Vaughan
Sep 19, 2017, 9:56am Top

//>282 Tid: I am jealous. I cancelled our daily because it became a total-local.

Doctors say its best to start a day with a smile, >283 morningwalker: reminder that it Reggie and Ronny want to "protect' us caused me big grin and chuckles!//

286Tid
Sep 19, 2017, 3:21pm Top

//>285 John_Vaughan: : I'm just about to buy my first ever iPad, the so-called "iPad 2017" - basically, it's the iPad Air2, with an inferior screen but a faster processor. £369 - they just made me an offer I can't refuse! And my sister just bought a refurb iPhone 6 Plus from Apple which she is very pleased with.//

287carod
Sep 20, 2017, 12:22am Top

Well I like to think so, but things that seem perfectly clear and obvious to me are apparently not so clear to others.

TPBM also has to work with people who frequently miss the point.

288SomeGuyInVirginia
Edited: Sep 20, 2017, 9:50am Top

ETC spallin' n sich

Everyone I work with is smarter than I am, it makes it easy for me.

//>287 carod: Apple products are remarkable, especially those influenced by Steve Jobs. I've had a love/hate thing with Apple ever since I got an iPod years ago. The machine is great, the iTunes service is hugely disappointing. Amazon is falling for some of the same flawed business models. I'm sure you're going to love your iPad, it's supposed to be the best there is. Tablets rule!//

TPBM climbs every mountain.

289morningwalker
Sep 20, 2017, 9:40am Top

Not today. I'm pretty busy with LT Talk Like a Pirate treasure hunt. It's driving me crazy!!!

TPBM knows a few pirate words.

290Tid
Sep 20, 2017, 3:18pm Top

haharrrr, not me matey.

TPBM walks the plank.

291bnielsen
Sep 20, 2017, 3:44pm Top

Yes, I have a wodden floor.

TPBM is over the hill.

2922wonderY
Edited: Sep 21, 2017, 8:45am Top

No, but I am at the top. (And the view is just grand!)

TPBM had a personal relationship with a tree in their youth.

293WholeHouseLibrary
Sep 20, 2017, 7:12pm Top

My degree is in Forestry. It qualified me to work with mainframe computers, which I did for over thirty years. Does that count?

TPBM doesn't need a calculator to perform most math functions.

294Tid
Sep 21, 2017, 6:21am Top

True. I have a computer :D - mind you, I still remember my 2x 5x and 10x tables. All else requires my trusty Mac.

TPBM believes there are multiple maths out there, not just one...

295Darth-Heather
Sep 21, 2017, 8:35am Top

no, I think there is just one true math, but we don't have it yet.

TPBM disagrees.

296karenmarie
Edited: Sep 21, 2017, 9:14am Top

Well, there's always base 8. Tom Lehrer's New Math

TPBM studied different base-math in school. (I studied it in 5th grade. It became useful when I was coding in hexadecimal in college.)

297SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 21, 2017, 9:34am Top

No, I was terrible in math at school and stopped taking it as soon as I was able. I didn't become interested in it until I began reading it on my own.

TPBM knows whereof they speak.

298PhaedraB
Sep 21, 2017, 1:25pm Top

I like to think so, until someone tells me something very complex with which they think I'm perfectly conversant and I have no idea what they're talking about. Of course, my expertise is in the occult, so my fall-back position is the other party doesn't really know what they're talking about, either. Not unusual in my field.

TPBM is outstanding in a field.

299SylviaC
Sep 21, 2017, 1:38pm Top

Not right this minute, as I'm inside the house, but I very often am out standing in a field.

TPBM is outstanding in another kind of field.

300WholeHouseLibrary
Sep 21, 2017, 11:53pm Top

During my first marriage, it seemed like I was standing in a proximity-mine field.

TPBM has a swell day.

301SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 22, 2017, 9:22am Top

No, I have a crappy day, but it does include a free lunch!

It's quitting time for TPBM

302morningwalker
Sep 22, 2017, 11:15am Top

I wish! Yesterday the office got new computers, new software, more security measures to learn. help...

TPBM keeps things simple.

303SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 22, 2017, 2:57pm Top

It's complicated.

TPBM was recently in a conga line.

3042wonderY
Edited: Sep 22, 2017, 4:10pm Top

Yes, but they ran out of congas before I got to the front.

TPBM is all wet.

305PhaedraB
Sep 23, 2017, 12:13am Top

The air is so dry my lips are cracking. At least it rained enough to get the wildfire smoke out of the air.

TPBM waits for the rainy season.

306Tid
Sep 23, 2017, 5:00am Top

Hah! Tell me when, in the UK, it ISN'T the rainy season?

TPBM watches the weather forecast daily, and believes it.

307SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 24, 2017, 11:22am Top

Nope, almost never. If it's important they'll make a Special Announcement.

>305 PhaedraB: I don't...I mean I just...BWAHAHAHA!

TPBM was in Morocco in the 60s.

308Tid
Sep 24, 2017, 5:48pm Top

The words "Moroccan" and "70s" probably don't quite sum up the image TPAM intended?

TPBM really has been to Morocco.

309morningwalker
Sep 25, 2017, 8:48am Top

Only on the road to Morocco with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. I loved those movies!

TPBM has a favorite movie they could watch over and over again.

310karenmarie
Sep 25, 2017, 8:52am Top

Favorite? The one that popped to mind was Damn Yankees, but there many that I could watch over and over again.

TPBM also has a favorite movie they could watch over and over again.

311abbottthomas
Edited: Sep 26, 2017, 7:42am Top

I have watched The Magnificent Seven* many, many times and surely will again.

TPBM knows (without IMDB) what Britt (James Coburn) replies when Chico says that his shot was the best he had ever seen. Or what Lee (Robert Vaughn) says when he catches a fly.

*1960 version, of course!

Sorry, that was a thread-killer!!

TPBM will share a favourite line from any movie, any one at all.

312morningwalker
Edited: Sep 26, 2017, 9:38am Top

What we've got here... is failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. (of course my accent isn't nearly as good as Strother Martin's)

TPBM has another.

313SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 26, 2017, 9:56am Top

When hell is full the dead will walk the earth. (Not just pretty words.)

TPBM will recite a pome at the drop of a hat.

314WholeHouseLibrary
Sep 26, 2017, 11:02am Top

I would say Macintosh apple, but I don't see any hats dropping anywhere.

TPBM swears occasionally.

315SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 26, 2017, 12:33pm Top

Only between breaths.

TPBM makes all things plain.

316Darth-Heather
Sep 26, 2017, 12:55pm Top

hell no - most things I make are spicy and/or topped with cheese.

TPBM makes things easy.

317bnielsen
Sep 26, 2017, 2:55pm Top

Sure. You have one thing, break it, and now you've got two things.

TPBM has another way.

318SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 27, 2017, 9:44am Top

Buy the newest version and you have three things. Often, none of which work.

TPBM always buys the extended warranty.

319karenmarie
Sep 27, 2017, 10:09am Top

We used to. Husband insisted on it for techie stuff. But recently we have either just taken the standard warranty or bought whatever via a vendor who will supply additional warranty for free or if you buy in a certain way (like credit card over debit card.)

TPBM keeps all those little user manuals for appliances, gadgets, and tech gear and NEVER gets rid of any of them, even after said appliance, gadget or tech gear is no longer in the house.

320ulmannc
Edited: Sep 27, 2017, 10:26am Top

>320 ulmannc: Have you been looking in my basement filing cabinet again?

TPBM gave up on paper and stores just the pdf - takes up less space and can be found!

321Darth-Heather
Sep 27, 2017, 11:51am Top

I do, but now I can't remember where I saved the pdf.

TPBM has a wiggle in your walk.

322morningwalker
Sep 27, 2017, 1:15pm Top

And a giggle in my talk.

TPBM had a fine lunch.

323bnielsen
Sep 27, 2017, 1:46pm Top

Actually yes. I met some Boletaceae on my way home and invited them for dinner.

TPBM shudders at the thought.

// >320 ulmannc: and catalogues them in their LT library.

324PhaedraB
Sep 27, 2017, 2:59pm Top

You are a braver man than I. Although, considering I'm not a man, that statement would be true in a variety of contexts.

TPBM can put it in context.

325morningwalker
Sep 28, 2017, 9:36am Top

Of course -
Din! Din! Din! 80
You Lazarushian-leather Gunga Din!
Tho' I've belted you an' flayed you,
By the livin' Gawd that made you,
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!

TPBM is craving something pumpkin.

326Darth-Heather
Sep 28, 2017, 9:43am Top

why, yes I am, thanks for noticing, cupcake :)

TPBM is praying for rain.

327abbottthomas
Sep 28, 2017, 9:52am Top

No need! When the hurricanoes have blown the Caribbean and Florida to bits they cross the pond and quietly dump their remaining tropical 'moisture' on us. I think it's Maria this weekend.

TPBM listens to shipping forecasts

328SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 28, 2017, 10:09am Top

Nope, but I love the intro music, Sailing By. I even remember a story NPR did on it a few years ago.

TPBM doesn't own an umbrella.

329Tid
Sep 28, 2017, 11:30am Top

I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, what a glorious feeling, I'm happy again

TPBM is so glad we have returned to memorable film lines and will contribute one...

330morningwalker
Sep 28, 2017, 1:05pm Top

//>327 abbottthomas: okay, are you calling me cupcake (**blush, blush**), or do you want a cupcake? It's so hard to tell such things on social media...//

331Darth-Heather
Sep 28, 2017, 1:16pm Top

>331 Darth-Heather: //my niece and I call each other pumpkin and cupcake, so apparently that makes you one of us :D//

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know.

TPBM will contribute another.

332PhaedraB
Sep 28, 2017, 1:19pm Top

She's a drag, a well-known drag. We turn the sound down on her and stay rude things.

Hey, it was memorable to me.

TPBM remembers something else.

333morningwalker
Sep 29, 2017, 8:29am Top

Well I don't know why but for some reason the Farmer in the Dell song was going through my mind on my morning walk.

//>332 PhaedraB: sounds good Pumpkin.//

TPBM knows the character order in the Farmer in the Dell.

334SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 29, 2017, 11:14am Top

I don't. We never had those kinds of kid's records at home. I had the Disney sets, and was supposed to make do with those and with my parent's albums- Jackie Gleason, Pink Floyd (aka Purple Albert) and Bach just fine. Which explains a lot. Mom loved the Rolling Stones but would never keep their music at home (just junkies, dear), so we listened to them on the local rock/blues station, or better yet soul.

TPBM remembers the old Reader's Digest song collections.

335rastaphrog
Sep 29, 2017, 11:58am Top

Yep. My family had several when I was a kid. I think I may have a few on CD, but being as disorganized as I am, who knows where in the apartment they may be.

TPBM remembers the late night TV ads for various song collections.

336Darth-Heather
Sep 29, 2017, 12:00pm Top

I think those collections are the reason that my brother and I know the words to "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", "Big Black Hat" and "What Did Washington Say When He Crossed the Delaware". Of course the most fun part was playing them on the wrong speed - for some reason, that amuses.

TPBM has a record collection.

337WholeHouseLibrary
Sep 29, 2017, 3:21pm Top

I do, I do!
It's somewhat eclectic, but it's all good. I used to have a weekly (and whenever else I felt like filling dead air) show at my college's radio station. Occasionally, others would come by and do live sets, but most of the time, I'd start with a random song and follow it up with a somehow-related song, either by subject or a single word; kind of like how this thread works. Occasionally, I'd give out a prize if someone guessed what the common thread was.

TPBM sees a common thread in the TPBM series.

338morningwalker
Sep 29, 2017, 4:33pm Top

Could it be that we are all misfits of one kind or another?

TPBM sees a different common thread.

339Darth-Heather
Sep 29, 2017, 4:40pm Top

no, I see the same one, but I think you spelled "smartasses" wrong.

TPBM does see a different commonality.

340PhaedraB
Sep 29, 2017, 9:07pm Top

We're all on a book cataloging site?

TPBM can do better.

341SomeGuyInVirginia
Sep 29, 2017, 9:46pm Top

We all rule on a book cataloging site?

//I am dying, Egypt, dying! Some kind of heinous stomach owie. Why, WHY, do I always get sick on a Friday? I've got two gallons of Gatorade, a rotisserie chicken, medicinal bourbon, and a TBR pile so I'm good. If I don't get the the dry cleaner by Monday I'll have to iron my own clothes. Can I heat up a brick in the microwave?//

TPBM subsists on platefuls of fresh air.

342karenmarie
Sep 29, 2017, 11:14pm Top

I did this afternoon when I sat outside for a while in the hammock. Book, cell phone, and binoculars. I studied a female hummingbird for probably 2-3 minutes before she flitted away. Gorgeous.

TPBM subsists on platefuls of pasta.

343bnielsen
Sep 30, 2017, 1:37pm Top

Pasta, mushrooms and salad, yes. Now I need to find the camera you seem to have somewhere in my livingroom :-)

TPBM prefers something with gills.

344SomeGuyInVirginia
Edited: Sep 30, 2017, 3:19pm Top

Only if it's an underwater cow. I really don't like almost all fish.

TPBM saw Paree and went back down on the farm.

345PhaedraB
Sep 30, 2017, 5:20pm Top

I did move to just outside NYC, then moved back to North Carolina to live on a farm 10 miles outside of Pittsboro, population 2000. I worked for a year in Manhattan, and I'm glad I did so I can be sure about what I didn't like. After Pittsboro, I moved to Oregon, which isn't exactly as far away as you can get from Manhattan, but it's far enough.

TPBM knows that what happens on one side of the Rockies tends to stay on that side of the Rockies.

346WholeHouseLibrary
Oct 1, 2017, 12:08am Top

I've always heard that "Sh*t Rolls Downhill", so yeah, I guess so.

TPBM declines to investigate that claim.

347rastaphrog
Oct 1, 2017, 3:38am Top

Yeah, I'll pass on doing any myself, but based on what reading I've done about it over the years, I'd say how well it rolled would depend on it's attributes.

TPBM is prepping for Halloween.

348Tid
Oct 1, 2017, 5:14am Top

NO WAY! It's bad enough that Xmas preparations are beginning to appear. Whatever happened to Halloween being the preparation to the main event, Bonfire Night?

TPBM has a penny for the guy.

349SomeGuyInVirginia
Oct 1, 2017, 1:46pm Top

I've just paid the monthly bills so that's about all I've got.

TPBM wishes pennies were still YUGE in size. Very cool.

350bnielsen
Oct 1, 2017, 4:54pm Top

Yes, and I wish I had a handful or two of them, so I could test something I read about how you can make U.S. pennies land the way you want. (google "pennies conway gardner" if you want to know of what I speak).

TPBM would use a handful of pennies in a somewhat different way.

351karenmarie
Oct 1, 2017, 5:02pm Top

1909S VDB in mint state (MS+). A large handful and they could pay off my mortgage.

TPBM collects coins.

352morningwalker
Oct 2, 2017, 10:16am Top

I collect them and then I spend them, and then I collect them, and then I spend them, and then...

TPBM wants to shut the world out today.

353PhaedraB
Oct 2, 2017, 11:48am Top

Pretty much.

TPBM is exhausted.

354WholeHouseLibrary
Oct 2, 2017, 3:34pm Top

Perpetually. I get exited about naps.

TPBM, on the other hand, is revved and ready to go.

355Darth-Heather
Oct 2, 2017, 4:42pm Top

yep, all dressed up with noplace to go.

TPBM is a fancypants.

356SomeGuyInVirginia
Oct 2, 2017, 5:46pm Top

Since when was wear a tutu fancy? Sometimes you just want to look pretty. And get a seat to yourself on the subway.

TPBM is dour with it.

357abbottthomas
Oct 2, 2017, 6:04pm Top

Yeah, SomeGuy, 'dour' I like. It's an undemanding sort of demeanour with a satisfying greige Calvinist overlay. Suits October.

TPBM prefers something frothier.

358SylviaC
Oct 2, 2017, 7:03pm Top

I prefer SGiV's frothy tutu, but it won’t provide much warmth for October, so I’ll settle for some nice frothy hot chocolate.

TPBM prefers a different autumnal tipple.

359SomeGuyInVirginia
Oct 2, 2017, 8:29pm Top

//On this horrible day, a little white magic.//

360morningwalker
Oct 3, 2017, 8:35am Top

Unpasteurized apple cider. Unfortunately it's very hard to find, and if you do, it costs about $8-$10 a gallon.

TPBM has gone on a hayride.

361SomeGuyInVirginia
Oct 3, 2017, 9:11am Top

You know, I think I have. Back when I was in middle school. Or maybe it was just a dirty cab?

//>358 SylviaC: "satisfying greige Calvinist overlay". Nice!

TPBM is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought.

362SomeGuyInVirginia
Oct 4, 2017, 9:13am Top

Who, me?

TPBM tugged on Superman's cape.

363morningwalker
Oct 4, 2017, 9:51am Top

No, but I've spit into the wind (not a good idea when the wind is blowing toward you!!).

TPBM will make up their own because I'm tired this morning.

364rastaphrog
Oct 4, 2017, 10:37am Top

Since I just got home from work three hours ago, I'm on the tired side myself.

TPBM had some cheerful news recently that they can share with us.

365WholeHouseLibrary
Oct 4, 2017, 12:46pm Top

I don't lie, except to temporarily keep a pleasant surprise a secret, but, no, I have nothing cheerful to report.
In fact, I'm expecting some quite negative news toward the end of next week.
Regardless, I remain optimistic that I'll deal with it in a productive manner.
As John Gorka said in a song, "I'm from New Jersey. I will adjust; I will adjust."

TPBM, on the other hand, has some actual good news to share.

366Darth-Heather
Oct 4, 2017, 2:22pm Top

Only 9 weeks and 2 days left before The Last Jedi is in theaters!

TPBM has better news.

367PhaedraB
Oct 4, 2017, 8:27pm Top

Only 27 days till Halloween, which means only 28 days until Nov 1st, the best shopping day of the year!

TPBM has similar plans.

368morningwalker
Oct 5, 2017, 8:32am Top

Love Halloween, but not much of a shopper.

TPBM has started shopping for Christmas.

369Darth-Heather
Oct 5, 2017, 9:19am Top

no, I'm with Phaedra - November First is "candy on sale" day. Everything else will have to wait.

TPBM actually HAS started shopping for Christmas.

370WholeHouseLibrary
Oct 5, 2017, 10:32am Top

Nope! It's been years since I've wasted my time with that.
It interferes with the preparations for Festivus.

TPBM doesn't see shopping and gift-giving as a waste of time.

371PhaedraB
Edited: Oct 5, 2017, 12:58pm Top

I'm retired, all I've got is time. But shopping can be a bit stressful when you're on a budget.

edited to add: TPBM has a strategy.

372SomeGuyInVirginia
Oct 5, 2017, 4:24pm Top

Yes, sometimes I tell myself that this is a great day and other times I tell myself that I'll go to bed early and tomorrow will be better.

TPBM is cut from a different drummer.

373Tid
Oct 5, 2017, 5:41pm Top

Well, I'll let you decide: This week...
- I've had my bathroom converted to a wetroom
- I'm going away on Saturday but my lift fell through and I've spent days trying to arrange alternatives
- my mobility scooter has suddenly developed a fault just before going away

TPBM hopes troubles come only in threes.

374Darth-Heather
Oct 6, 2017, 8:50am Top

They do, but fortunately consolation comes in six-packs.

TPBM has found a blessing in disguise.

375SomeGuyInVirginia
Oct 6, 2017, 11:06am Top

More than one.

TPBM had the mountain come to them.

376WholeHouseLibrary
Oct 6, 2017, 6:11pm Top

Yep! An avalanche.

TPBM has implemented Plan B.

377PhaedraB
Oct 7, 2017, 1:01am Top

And C and D. Things got rough, but I got through.

TPBM is a planner.

378bnielsen
Oct 7, 2017, 9:36am Top

Very much so, but non-practicing.

TPBM is practicing ...

379karenmarie
Oct 7, 2017, 10:48pm Top

... buying books because I don't have enough. Friends of the Library book sales are dangerous; I bought 57 books.

TPBM has a weakness for book sales, too.

380bnielsen
Oct 8, 2017, 3:09am Top

Ouch. I just added two book sale events on Local, and wonder how many books I'll end up buying.

TPBM needs no practice.

381SomeGuyInVirginia
Oct 8, 2017, 12:26pm Top

No, I just need to cancel my credit card. Amazon has me on speed dial. I posted a negative review of a Kindle Fire and they contacted me within minutes. Kind of spooky.

TPBM is totally wired.

382PhaedraB
Oct 8, 2017, 1:42pm Top

I had to cut back on the caffeine because of rapid heart rate. I has a sad.

TPBM is wired differently.

383morningwalker
Oct 9, 2017, 9:21am Top

Nope, I use WiFi now.

TPBM likes rainy day Mondays.

384SomeGuyInVirginia
Oct 9, 2017, 10:43am Top

No, they always get me down. Especially since I have to WORK TODAY!

TPBM is still asleep.

385WholeHouseLibrary
Oct 9, 2017, 1:54pm Top

I'll sleep when I'm dead.

TPBM hasn't yet filed his/her income taxes for 2016. (Extension deadline is a week from today.)

3862wonderY
Edited: Oct 9, 2017, 6:56pm Top

Oops, that could be me. I filled out the forms and printed and signed, but I might not have mailed it.
S'alright. They owe me a tiny amount.

TPBM is holding really good cards.

387morningwalker
Oct 10, 2017, 9:12am Top

Yes, I have my library card and my Walgreens card.

TPBM is making plans for the weekend.

388karenmarie
Oct 10, 2017, 9:40am Top

Just an eye appointment for husband and normal errands on Saturday. No Panthers or Dallas football, so the weekend is gloriously plan-free.

TPBM has more exciting plans.

389WholeHouseLibrary
Oct 10, 2017, 10:48am Top

MrsHouseLibrary and I are driving to San Angelo to attend a reunion -- teachers she worked with forty years ago.
The excitement part is that there's a lot of geocache hidden between here and there, and we're stopping every half hour to find some.
The normally four-plus hour drive will take eight, I imagine.
The other interesting aspect of this is that more than half of the teachers are cancer survivors.

TPBM is a vegetarian.

390SomeGuyInVirginia
Oct 10, 2017, 5:07pm Top

No, and I eschew all modes of thought that might even bring eating nothing but grass to the fore. If God wanted me to be a stem nibbler he wouldn't have made cows tasty and slow. Beef, ham, crabs, all bountiful gifts of a benevolent creator. Open wide and say 'aaahh'.

TPBM's mind is open.

391WholeHouseLibrary
Oct 10, 2017, 8:00pm Top

Not saying.

When one reveals that s/he has an open mind, all manner of self-righteous people, regardless of intent, want to fill it with all kinds of nonsense.

TPBM knows what I mean.

392Darth-Heather
Oct 11, 2017, 9:33am Top

I probably don't, but this guy does:



TPBM knows more.

393SomeGuyInVirginia
Oct 11, 2017, 10:46am Top

I know nothing!

TPBM is bereft of reason.

394morningwalker
Oct 12, 2017, 8:23am Top

Right now I am. I slept in and didn't get my morning walk and feel groggy. The good news is I'm taking tomorrow off from work and going to visit a friend for the weekend.

TPBM is tired of the headlines.

395karenmarie
Edited: Oct 12, 2017, 8:36am Top

Yes. I've cut way back on news reading on my cell phone. I've never watch TV news except if passing through the living room when husband's watching and something catches my eye and only turn NPR on occasionally now.

We Will All Go Together When We Go

Who's Next?

So Long, Mom (A Song for World War III)

And, re the dotard and Rocket Man, TPBM is reminded of Tom Lehrer's songs "Who's Next?" , "So Long, Mom", and "We Will All Go Together When We Go".

396SomeGuyInVirginia
Oct 12, 2017, 10:06am Top

Yes, I have The Fear. I wonder if it's the haircuts? Bad haircuts=bad behavior? I'm done with the princes of this world.

TPBM has a cabin in the woody woods,

397WholeHouseLibrary
Oct 12, 2017, 11:59am Top

No. Being out there would only increase my chances of knowing that it's coming and I'd feel it. I'd rather be vaporized before my brain receives the first sense of pain.

TPBM is aware of the implications of today's executive order.

398PhaedraB
Oct 12, 2017, 12:41pm Top

Unusually, I'm on LT before reading the news. Thanks for the shot of existential dread before I finished my first cup of coffee.

TPBM knows it's still morning here.

399karenmarie
Edited: Oct 12, 2017, 3:04pm Top

I do. Well, I did. It was morning where you are when you posted even though it was afternoon already out here.

TPBM is glad that I'm going to start the new thread. (wait for it.....)

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