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ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

Hahahaaaaa*snort*

Thank you, Gentle Mac, I needed that. I will consider myself warned about the carts in Texas! It reminds me of my brain…four synapses left -- three looking innocently clueless and one watching and waiting to elucidate upon the results.

Good morning, GN! It’s Friday, isn’t it?

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You Are Old, Father William by Lewis Carroll “You are old, Father William,” the young man said, “And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head— Do you think, at your age age, it is right?” “In my youth,” Father William replied to his son, “I feared it might injure the brain; But, now that I’m perfectly sure I have none, Why, I do it again and again.” “You are old,” said the youth, ” as I mentioned before, And have grown most uncommonly fat; Yet you turned a back somersault in at the… Read more »

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And because we’re better than all other sites…heh…here’s the piece the Lewis Carol Poem was in answer to. I’m sorry, I’m having a terrible time with formatting problems and my tech support guy is working a night shift! HOW DARE YOU The Old Man’s Comforts and How He Gained Them Robert Southey, 1799 “You are old, father William,” the young man cried, “The few locks which are left you are grey; You are hale, father William, a hearty old man; Now tell me the reason, I pray.” “In the days of my youth,” father William replied, “I remember’d that youth… Read more »

ThePlagueFairy
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No, I’m not going to try to fix the repeated poem, I fear to mess with it further. I refer you to the thread picture above.

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Oooooo…..things are being corrected as I watch on. Spooky!

Heh. I suspect dv8 might be working both jobs at once. Boy I’m a chatty little Plague Fairy this morning!

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The poem was brought over from Ace of Spades because it was so reminiscent of our comments yesterday about aging. I thought some here might be working too many hours to get to see it there.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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End Of Teh Work Week greetin’s, GN! G’day, Harper!!1! Harper -- Much as I would dearly love to meet you and dv8 RW, I won’t have any slack time on this SoCal journey. Perhaps another time? (And for the sake of humanity, please keep your bent wand pointed downrange.) 😉 Thanks for teh poem; love Carroll’s stuff. (If I ever get off my keister and put together One Last Band, I have done an arrangement of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” largely as an excuse to include a rapped version of “Jabberwocky”. Seriously.) Mac -- Your thread pic applies in GA… Read more »

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I’m so sorry you won’t have any slack time, Fatwa, for the sake of oyour own well being and for the sake of the pleasure it would have been to meet you. Another time, Sir. Any time, Sir! Just call! Thanks for teh poem; love Carroll’s stuff. (If I ever get off my keister and put together One Last Band, I have done an arrangement of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” largely as an excuse to include a rapped version of “Jabberwocky”. Seriously.) I would pay good money to hear that, Fatwa! I’ve recently had a musical experience that I would… Read more »

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hiya, Plaguie!

I think dv8 somewhat-recently mentioned Jake Hill; need to check him out.

That I have any rapper at all is stranger than the strange matter in a neutron star…

Olive that!

Re the lack of slack time: this project is a commercial building, so (unlike condos) we can work Saturdays. Which is handy, as it’s still “The Potentially Rainy Season” in L.A., and we have to coordinate our efforts with the installation of ~100 large solar panels.

Given the large number of “moving parts” on this project, I am particularly grateful for the JimCo crews’ level of professionalism and skill.

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I love working with real professionals in any field. I even love watching them work in any field! Hurrah, for this job, Fatwa! It sounds like a good one.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Plaguie, and Fatwa!

Why am I up so early? Glad you asked! I’m taking Mrs. Paddy and Teh Younger to LAX. They’re flying to Saipan as part of an UMCOR work team (sponsored by FEMA) to rebuild homes destroyed by super-typhoon Yutu (think Cat 5 hurricane). They’ll be gone about 2 1/2 weeks.

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Good morning, Paddy. I was sorry to read about your teacher shortage. Do you ever get called into the classroom to fill in when things get hairy like this? Does teh union cry?

Good fortune and travel mercies to your family! That’s a fine thing. I hope you’ll keep us apprised of their doings and well being as news comes in from them.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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I work at a virtual school, so there aren’t any classrooms to go into, unless you count the online classrooms we use. I do get called in periodically to fill in there. Fortunately, we’re not a union shop, so there are no worries in that regard.

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Oh, that sounds neat!

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Good morning, Paddy! Here’s to a safe and successful trip for Mrs. O’ and Teh Younger! I even love watching them work in any field! Understood. My cow-workers in L.A. really are roofing wizards, especially the foreman. Jim and I are very grateful to have him and his Merry Men. (And despite the demanding nature of their work, they have wonderful camraderie; customers often remark on that.) I would pay good money to hear that, Fatwa! If I ever get it together, your money’s no good; you’ll have to hear it gratis. Sorry…them’s teh rules. 🙂 Criminy…my head’s spinning with… Read more »

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OK, I took one for the team tonight and watched some of the Democrats debate. I have no highlights to report except that Biden stayed awake, made few if any gaffes, and might have had his best performance to date which isnt saying much. Other than that, it was the same old leftist litany of stuff and orange man bad-evil-racist-stupid.

ThePlagueFairy
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I hope you washed your brain afterward. Ick. They used to be informative and interesting but now they’re just silly.

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Sven

Prayers for safe travel for the Paddy O’Furnijur clan.

Sven
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Sven

Where’s the job at, Fatwa?

Sven
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Sven

Hello, Miss Harper, and thank you for the poem.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

My pleasure, Sir! It’s good to see you. Are there more debates than there used to be or are dv8 and I remembering incorrectly.

Sven
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Sven

I do think, sadly, that this current angry version of America is what we have to look forward to for the rest of our lives. But at least the gloves are off.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

It’s so nice to see you this evening, Gentle Mac.

dv8
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I remember when there were only a few debates, even in the primaries. I don’t know what’s going on these days. What’s up with 3500 debates per election cycle?

I thought it was funny how The Donald didn’t even bother to go to one of them, himself. I thought at the time, it might cost him points, but it just made him stand out even more from the crowd.

ThePlagueFairy
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Is it because there are so many people running in the primaries? Do any of you remember so many running at once before the last couple of cycles?