rich-c: good morning, good buddy james: good morning james: how are you? rich-c: how ar3e things where the sun is shining? james: cold james: well relatively warm by your standards, but it's -7 outside and it was 0 inside this morning rich-c: funny you should say - we have -10 and blowing snow (2 - 5 cm they say)
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: we did get up to a high of -6 today which by the past and coming week standards is swimming weather james: that's what my mother has said
changed username to Hot Shot james: i can deal with the outside temps here.. it's the temperature indoors that's giving me grief rich-c: oh, well us folks in the banana belt get it much easier than Ottaw2a - they're COLD james: yeah, -28 i'm told rich-c: I see we have a visitor - hi, Hot Shot Hot Shot: hi Uncle Richard Hot Shot: hi James rich-c: so how's it going, Rin? Hot Shot: very well rich-c: good - your gang ever going to get the government going? Hot Shot: all a part of the grand plan james: hello james: who is hot shot? your niece, rich?
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changed username to BobS BobS: mateys !!!!!!! rich-c: yes - daughter of Frances' sister, has two brothers Hot Shot: hi Bobs rich-c: allo Roberto! BobS: guten tag BobS: winter is HERE !!!!! rich-c: see we have a delay on the server - Dale must be busy BobS: storm warnigns bordering on blizzard conditions rich-c: yes, we're -10 and blowing snow, likely same as you BobS: si senor BobS: yup rich-c: right, with a northwest wind you folks will have lake effect in spades BobS: alberta's clipper they call it...........
(BobS winks) rich-c: yes, it's a type of weather that originates in Alberta during the winter
Hot Shot changed username to E. Mac rich-c: Rin, don't be surprised if some folks think you're an Apple user BobS: well,,,,,they acan keep it !!!!! BobS: AND BITE YA
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changed username to james E. Mac: oh i know......but i'd prefer the Kraft product rich-c: the nice part is that when it's blowing you actually get to breathe clean air james: my connection here tends to go down a lot. i'm at my other job
E. Mac changed username to easy mac easy mac: there james: is that you, ron? BobS: yust Erin james rich-c: nope, that's Erin Maclean confusing you, Bob easy mac: sorry james: lol easy mac: i'm a bit fickle (sp?) BobS: don't be sorry hon.....just serve us some capacinos rich-c: which connection is that, james? easy mac: those days r over Bob easy mac: :-)
(rich-c gives BobS a can of Diet Coke.)
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changed username to Chick Pea Chick Pea: hello every1 easy mac: hey Chickpea rich-c: sounds like Marie is on hand james: these pseudonyms are getting hard to keep track of BobS: MARIE Chick Pea: that's me Chick Pea: erin big story for ya BobS: tis those canadians. James easy mac: yeah, what? rich-c: you geting your share of the snow down in Windsor?
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changed username to Judy rich-c: hello Judy james: at least i know who bobs is james: :D Judy: hi, Rich Chick Pea: sheila had a guy pull a gun on her on west grand today when she was leaving work Judy: and everyone else easy mac: oh my God!!!!! Chick Pea: i know easy mac: is she alright?
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changed username to Cynthia Chick Pea: yeha just really shaken up rich-c: hey, Cynthia - your first time on rich-c: and your daughter and Marie are here already easy mac: my god.....did he like rob the place or just pull the gun Cynthia: hello Chick Pea: doodle bug i got a new phone easy mac: hi mom Chick Pea: just pulled the gun Chick Pea: hi mum BobS: HI MOM Judy: hi, Cynthia Chick Pea: he pulled the ppl out of the car behind her easy mac: holy smokes Chick Pea: agathat caled me all in a panic
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: hi daughter Pamela: Holy smokes, the entire family is here Pamela: Hi, Aunt Cynthia! Chick Pea: this girl at work was leaving and she was waiting at the light by my shop and a guy ran up beside her and pulled a gun Chick Pea: congrats pam Cynthia: hey Erin how was your day rich-c: yeah, we've even got more than teh Slopsemas for the first time! easy mac: hi Pammie Pamela: thanks, Rie Pamela: Hi, Rin Pamela: Hello to everyone else, too easy mac: crazy busy...I tried calling but no one answer and the phone has gone to the answering machine since i got home Pamela: Hey Dad, how's the van? rich-c: btw Cynthia and Rin - did you know Dale leaves this chat open 24/7? Cynthia: WE have the internet back
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changed username to Judy easy mac: ahhh i see Pamela: Hi Bob, Hi Judy Chick Pea: mum u got a computer??? Judy: hi, Pamela rich-c: fine Pam, got the new battery installed today Pamela: good news : ) Judy: how are the newly weds? rich-c: and for some reason it's running better than it ever has Pamela: was just talking to Kimberly - she's starting to realize that she moves in 9 days Pamela: we are well, thanks Judy - busy, but well Pamela: LOL, Dad BobS: in this weather ??????? how yucky !!!! rich-c: hoo boy - that's when teh panic starts to set in Chick Pea: erin mum???????? easy mac: huh whay? easy mac: what? Pamela: earth to Erin Chick Pea: did mum get a pooter? Pamela: Rie, I'm sorry I deleted your e-card. Is there anyway you can resend it? easy mac: i don't think so......just the internet back BobS: and a computer too !!!!! Chick Pea: i tried Pamela: ; ( Chick Pea: how deos she use the internet without a pooter? Pamela: James, you're very quiet rich-c: goes and visits the kids Chick Pea: eirn how come ur not on msn? easy mac: my easymac acc't Chick Pea: pam how's kimberley?? james: sorry, i'm just doing too much at once, as usual Pamela: she's very good Marie - did Rin tell you she's pregnant? Chick Pea: nooooooo Chick Pea: mum did though Chick Pea: eirn doesn't tell me anythign now Pamela: into her 10th week now Pamela: James, are you at the school or at home? Chick Pea: that's cool Chick Pea: tell her congrates Pamela: I'm so excited - I'm going to have another niece or nephew james: i'm at my other job rich-c: which is? Pamela: I will tell her tomorrow Pamela: other job James?? Chick Pea: lol james: about 15 minutes from where i live, doing computer work a couple days a week easy mac: Pam can I take the Bay S bus to Queen's Quay (from College) rich-c: ah so - what sort of 'puter work, james? Pamela: dunno, Rin - did you check the route map? BobS: cool James; makes some cold hard cash for ya to spend, eh??? Pamela: he's gonna need it, Bob with another baby on the way james: a mix of stuff - web stuff, network, general repairs Pamela: speaking of which, how's Miyuki doing JAmes? easy mac: i did it looks right but I'm not 100% james: cold hard cash.. yeah.. i'm very motivated to get my debts paid off this year Pamela: I'll check it tomorrow - just remind me rich-c: it's always a good policy, james rich-c: you can always take teh subway to Unioin Station, Rin, and the QQ streetcar from there james: miyuki is doing well james: she's at the hospital with case. we finally get him all better last week and he comes down with a fever again yesterday Pamela: when is she due James? I keep forgetting james: may 16th or thereabouts easy mac: yeah but I have no idea where to go to transfer and neither does the girl i'm going with....we figure the bus will be easiest, we'll just get off at QQ and walk over to York rich-c: where are you actually headed to, Rin? Chick Pea: eeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnn easy mac: if John Labbat House Pamela: Erin, in Union station there are signs directing you to the QQ LRT easy mac: yes Chickpea? rich-c: er, - whre is that, Rin? Pamela: want some cheese to go with that whine Marie? Chick Pea: i'm boared rich-c: (being a Guiness guy,,, ;-) ) Chick Pea: yes Chick Pea: chedder easy mac: 207 QQ Pamela: east or west, Rin? james: @rich, the school and the car will both be paid for in two years easy mac: W james: and i hope to have daddy-in-law mostly paid back this year rich-c: you're better taking teh QQ streetcar, then - it will be very cold, windy and snowy down there Pamela: that's awesome, James james: working on it rich-c: that's pretty good, james; you made a big investment james: yeah, it'll definitely be nice to have it paid Chick Pea: erin i won money at bingo today Pamela: how much, Rie? easy mac: will i end up going to Front to get it? Chick Pea: 100.00 easy mac: awesime Pamela: you can get it from Union station Rin rich-c: no, the QQ streetcar loops right into Unioin Station proper - from teh subway, follow the signs Pamela: okay Rie, where are we going for dinner? : ) Chick Pea: lol easy mac: but i have no clue where to go in Union -- do i go outside, do i go past the food court? etc... Pamela: you mean, no dinner? : ((( Chick Pea: did anywon see the front of the toronto sun?
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changed username to Meeka rich-c: no, why? Pamela: Union subway station Rin, not the train station Pamela: Hi Meeka Meeka: hello rich-c: hello Meeka Judy: Hi, Meeka Judy: did you get me the tea? Meeka: yup Pamela: Rin, what time is your meeting? Judy: good deal, I am drinking a lot of it easy mac: what was on the cover....it wasn't Belinda was it? easy mac: 6:30 Chick Pea: veronica Judy: how is it over by your house, Meeka? Meeka: lol, I have been too. Meeka: keeps you warm :) Judy: it isn't even snowing here rich-c: who or what is a veronica? easy mac: ......why..... Pamela: wondering if I can meet you to show you Meeka: it is snowin here, very very fine flakes though Chick Pea: the miss universe pagent or some shit easy mac: Veronica is Marie's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend Pamela: language, Rie Judy: the roads are clear, so much for the winter warning easy mac: i hope she didn't win or anything Chick Pea: no the pagents on sunday Chick Pea: party at my house easy mac: woo-hoo Meeka: ya well, what do they know anyway Chick Pea: no in-laws from sat 7am till monday afternoon rich-c: don't count your chickens, Judy Pamela: Aunt Cynthia, where did you go? rich-c: you're sharing our pattern now and we're into intermittent flurries rich-c: and we're on teh north side of our lake easy mac: is it snowing in Windsor? Pamela: was snowing like crazy when I headed for home at 5:30 Chick Pea: no it's stopped for now Pamela: Rin, is your mother at Graeme's? rich-c: right, I am not looking forward to driving to physio tomorrow afternoon easy mac: no she got access again Chick Pea: erin how??? rich-c: does Windsor have a freenet or something? Pamela: it's a crapshoot, Meeka easy mac: the computer wasn't dead just couldn't use MSN Chick Pea: oic Chick Pea: thta makes sense Chick Pea: well what is she doing that she's not anserwing Chick Pea: ????? rich-c: you mean she was buying internet from MSN???? Judy: they have been talking about how bad it was going to be all day and we haven't gotten hardly any snow easy mac: no no rich-c: regret to say it seems to be coming, Judy easy mac: Messenger wouldn't work and that was the original reason for the computer/internet Pamela: hmm, think I'm going to have to get the heater back here again. Chick Pea: yepers Chick Pea: 100.00 Judy: maybe it will miss us, I am hoping anyway Chick Pea: eirn??????? Pamela: keep wishing, Judy : ) Meeka: it could Meeka: most the big ones this winter have easy mac: i'm here, what? Chick Pea: i talked to michelle today rich-c: Judy, try http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=ONT - the weather rader may cover Michigan as well easy mac: oh yeah Chick Pea: ohhhhh easy mac: what'd she have to say Pamela: speaking of here, anyone know why the good doctor isn't? Chick Pea: i was tlaking to her like right after i won i was al excited Chick Pea: she waits for u to come on easy mac: i'm not on that often Chick Pea: i told her that easy mac: i'm really tired after work rich-c: if not, NOAA probably has an equivalent site - you can see what's comin' atcha Chick Pea: i doesn't come on all that oftern Chick Pea: eirn ur always tired lol Pamela: meaning to ask you Rin - why all the meetings recently? rich-c: the politicians are trying to figure out what they want to do easy mac: pretty much yeah, but more so, and some nights i don't get back to the house until 7 easy mac: briefings, my role is expanding, etc. rich-c: yeah, they're more confused than the NDP after their first win, and this one was expected for a year Judy: can they really predict weather, Rich? easy mac: new Minister's office and the stakeholders want to meet us, etc rich-c: well, let's say their guesses are very well informed, especially close in Pamela: so this will calm down, right? rich-c: the advantege of teh radar sites is you can see what is happening Judy: they haven't a clue on the local stations Pamela: brb, going to get heat - I'm getting frostbite on my fingers rich-c: I know, that's why we use the weather radio and Environment Canada website - they are accurate and up to date rich-c: you do know about NOAA weather radio, don't you? Judy: they say it is because of the lake that it is so difficult to predict Chick Pea: eirn when r u comming down next????? rich-c: well, when you get snow streamers they can complicate things james: cold pam? easy mac: w/e of Feb 21....for the convention Judy: looking out the window is the most reliable Chick Pea: ok rich-c: why don't you buy a weather radio, Judy? Chick Pea: just wondering rich-c: then you have your own local forecast accurate and up to date 24/7 Judy: don't think I want to know that bad Pamela: just a tad, James Pamela: the computer room is the coldest room in the apartment Chick Pea: so erin ur msn isn't working??????? easy mac: yeah it is Judy: we have the fire place going, it is nice in here, but the wind is really blowing Chick Pea: ohh i thought u said it wasn't Pamela: colour me green, Judy
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changed username to rich-c Judy: sorry easy mac: no that was when I was living in Windsor BobS: no.......BLUE Pamela: me wants fireplace Chick Pea: oci rich-c: sorry folks, someone pulled the plug on me Meeka: ya, fireplaces are great james: pam, you'd love our house james: it was 0 inside today Pamela: is that F or C, James? james: celcius Pamela: and love is not the word I'd use rich-c: I gather teh Japanese, like the Brits, don't believe in building for cold weather james: i have no idea what 0 F is james: no, they don't. bloody daft if you ask me Pamela: bloody freakin cold is what james: no insulation, no indoor central heating rich-c: @james: re 0F, you don;t want to know rich-c: avtually it's about -18 in your terms BobS: how the heck do you stay warm?????????? Judy: that is not good with a sick child, James james: they use kerosene stoves here and you only heat the room you're in Chick Pea: anyways i'll talk to you all later i guesse Pamela: you're going Rie? rich-c: see you then Rie Chick Pea: i just got a new cell phone and i have to figure it oput Chick Pea: yeah Pamela: what kind of phone? BobS: ok Marie.......be good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chick Pea: a samsung easy mac: sorry i didn't call today...had meetings all day and everywhere Pamela: cool Chick Pea: it's like 2inches big Judy: nite marie Chick Pea: it's ok rin i was otu with jenn Pamela: like my Siemens - it's yittle easy mac: coo Chick Pea: i like it that way easy mac: it all works out in the end Chick Pea: no it's not rin it's jenn Pamela: they're cute! Chick Pea: nope Chick Pea: that's what i though Chick Pea: same# that's ezsy Chick Pea: eirn i'll be online tomorrow night bout 8 or 9 Chick Pea: and i have to work fri night till 9 easy mac: hopefully i'll be back by then Chick Pea: ok that's coo Chick Pea: i'll chat wiht you all later Pamela: nite Rie - be good Chick Pea: love ya doodle bug bye mum and pam easy mac: alrighty g'nite Chick Pea: i'm always good easy mac: love ya rich-c: erin, believe you have an engagement Friday nite? Pamela: tee hee Chick Pea: bye uncle richared Judy: Meeka did you get your bow flex yet? Chick Pea: lok bye pam Pamela: bye sweetie rich-c: nite Rie Chick Pea: night easy mac: i do Meeka: lol, its a total gym :P easy mac: i am very excited about it too Meeka: and yes, I got it a week ago Pamela: so am I Rin Judy: ok, did you get it yet?
Chick Pea left chat session Judy: how do you like it Pamela: James, when's the baby due? ( I HAVE to write this down) Meeka: I love it. Judy: that is good james: lol Pamela: are you still using your Gazelle, Meeka? james: may 16th Meeka: yupp, I am Pamela: thanks, James - got it on paper now james: but that will likely end up being the 17th since it's a sunday
Cynthia left chat session Pamela: ahh - C-section? Judy: we have been exercising every night for 20 minutes james: yeah Meeka: I work out on the total gym when I get home before I make dinner, then about 8pm shrri and I get on the phone and we virtual walk tofgether for about 30 minutes james: and just like case, i can't be there for this one Judy: good for you Pamela: I love it Meeka Pamela: what a good idea Pamela: James, why not? BobS: why not,. james?????? james: because japanese hospitals suck Pamela: Dad, did you hear from Dr. D tonite? BobS: I see james: and our doctor is a dip rich-c: not a word and no email, Pam Pamela: which means what, James? Pamela: hmm - interesting james: means i have to wait outside till they bring him out Pamela: ohhhhh I get it james: "interesting" isn't the word i used rich-c: he's likely fallen asleep in the lab Meeka: havent lost anything yet, but it has only been a week, I can "feel" it in my muscles though Pamela: meaning they won't let you be in on the delivery BobS: ahhhh, like the old days here........ james: yes james: i live in the friggin dark ages here Pamela: I thought you meant that you wouldn't be able to go to the hospital james: our doctor is being a dip too Judy: bummer, James
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changed username to Meeka Meeka: ooooops james: i know he knows the gender of our new baby but he won't tell us rich-c: Meeka, those things don't cause weight loss, they trade fat for muscle james: and lately on the ultrasound when we take videos he won't scan in such a way that we might be able to figure it out rich-c: you don't change what you weigh, just distribute it better BobS: so Meeka will be charlene atlas..........with no extra fat, just muscles Judy: you should loose some weight if you are exercising that much Pamela: actually it depends on the exercise DAd - it there's cardio involved, you will burn fat Meeka: ya, I hope so rich-c: and measurelents she'll like somewhat better ;-) james: i'm reasonably sure that if the baby is due in 4 months it should be *technically* feasible to determine the gender Pamela: I think so too James - they're just being coy Pamela: and you wanted to know with this one, didn't you? james: yeah, it's starting to piss me off. i'm tempted to go elsewhere but as usual, my wife is uncooperative rich-c: no Pam - exercising rarely reduces weight - that takes diet james: yes rich-c: do they just pull that with gaijin or with everyone, james? james: everyone apparently Meeka: ya, I am doing that too Rich rich-c: OK, what kind of diet are you using rich-c: when I lost 65 pounds, I used straight calorie count james: 65 pounds.. wow james: that's about 30 kilos, right? Meeka: there is no real name for it Pamela: someone commented recently - that's a fifth grader rich-c: oh, Antonia Zerbisias was in the Star last week - she's now taken off 120 lbs. Pamela: who? james: who? rich-c: Antonia is teh Star's media critic - now, a quite shapely blonde Pamela: I thought the word was decorative, Dad? Judy: I checked out the Dr Phil diet last night rich-c: needless to say she has been hammering away at this for two, 2-1/2 years rich-c: when she first reported teh 80 lbs loss I sent her an email of commendation Pamela: really rich-c: she said then that she didn't use any "canned" diet either, jsut straight calorie count
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changed username to Dr.D. rich-c: hey Dr. D., we'd just about given up Dr.D.: Many apologies, I fell asleep. easy mac: RICH!!!!!! Dr.D.: Hello all. rich-c: tol' ya so, Pam! Judy: hi, Dr D Pamela: no comment Dr.D.: Well, I suppose the news is out, eh Richard? Pamela: I spilled the beans on Monday Rich james: ok, me needs to go. i'll see you all next week Dr.D.: Well, in public, I meant. rich-c: yes, Frances bought dinner makings for five for Friday, Rich Pamela: ??? rich-c: see you james - take care Dr.D.: Bye James. Pamela: g'nite James - our best to everyone james: thanks, take care everyone Pamela: I thought we were going out for dinner Dad BobS: bw good James Judy: spilled the beans about what, pam Pamela: Rich is coming for a visit this weekend Dr.D.: Remember, I don't want to put anyone to trouble, Richard... Judy: night James rich-c: your mother changed her mind - we're having pasta Dr.D.: Yes, Pam and I have been plotting for about 3 months now. Pamela: okay - pasta is good Pamela: oh sure Rich, get me in trouble rich-c: and I assume everyone is up for teh Mandarin on Saturday? Dr.D.: I decided I should come visit Richard after he was recuperated enough to have visitors. Dr.D.: It was all my idea, though.
james left chat session Pamela: Mandarin is good Dad - I made reservations today for 6:30 Dr.D.: Since Richard had missed the last ADAMcon, I figured he could use some ADAM visitors. Dr.D.: So, I am driving to Toronto Friday morning. Dr.D.: Staying 'til Sunday. BobS: good idea Dr D rich-c: beat me to it, did you, daughter? OK Pamela: BTW Dad, I used your name for the reservation and gave your phone number Dr.D.: And now that Rin is in Toronto, I can see the entire Clee clan in one fell swoop. Pamela: Clee / MacLean/ Vilneff : ) rich-c: I was about to ask you whether it would be Clee or Vilneff Dr.D.: Ya know what I meant, Pam... :-) Pamela: yes, I just like pulling your tail BobS: hello der ?????? Pamela: you're here Bob BobS: still here are we????????????? Judy: am I still on? rich-c: while we're at it - who drinks tea, who takes coffee, and who other stuff? Pamela: Erin, you got that? Dr.D.: I had originally wanted to make it a total surprise to Richard and Frances. easy mac: hang on Pamela: 'kay Dr.D.: But I was talked out of it. rich-c: wisely so, Rich, we're too old for surprises Pamela: (hand in the air) other stuff Dr.D.: I think it woulda been a great surprise, right Rin? rich-c: OK, you bring your own, right? Pamela: I can do that but will probably drink milk with dinner as usual rich-c: OK, I'll buy extra tomorrow then Dr.D.: I am not a coffee person, but tea, juice etc. work for me. easy mac: sorry on the phone with mom Pamela: what happened to her Rin? rich-c: Frances takes tea by preference and our pot supplies two easy mac: it would have been a great surprise Dr.D.: Don't I know it, Rin... rich-c: so when we have a visitor likes tea, gives me a chance for my preferred coffee easy mac: she was frustrated b/c she couldn't keep up Pamela: shoot - she just needs practice easy mac: lol rich-c: yes, our crosstalk can get pretty hot and heavy at times Dr.D.: So, rain, snow, or shine, I am setting out Friday morning. Pamela: Change of plans on Friday Erin - dinner at Mom and Dad's instead rich-c: Rin, what do you drink? easy mac: ok am i meeting you at Wilson Station? Pamela: guess so - will have to work that out over the phone easy mac: after dinner coffee Dr.D.: I probably won't have any vocal cords left afterwards, though, since everyone has promised to keep me talking into the wee hours. Dr.D.: Just like an ADAMcon :-) Pamela: two things Rich - be prepared for the price of gas, it's up at 70.5 cents per litre Dr.D.: I just have to not fall asleep at 8:30 PM again like I did tonight. Dr.D.: Gas, check. rich-c: that's today; yesterday it was 65
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moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: welcome back, Judy Dr.D.: I am sending Joan to the bank for me tomorrow to get some $CN. Pamela: was not - the three stations at Dufferin and Wilson were all at 70.5 Judy: thanks we got thrown out on our ear
changed username to BobS Dr.D.: Not by me, Judy! BobS: good luck mon rich-c: well, by Lawrence Squatre they were 65.5 Pamela: Shell at Lady York was 68.5, I think BobS: better to get it at border or at bank in CA Judy: it was something here we both got dumped rich-c: anyway Rich, just get checked into the hotel and settled then give me a call Pamela: Jane and Wilson was also 70.5 rich-c: I will come and fetch you - there is no way you are driving 401 in snow in rush hour Pamela: Heck Rich, everyone here takes American money anyway Pamela: Dad - that's nuts - I'll be up there anyway - i can go and get him rich-c: yes, but the best deal is to exchange it at the bank Dr.D.: I still have some $CN left over from the summer, but I don't think it's quite enough. rich-c: no, you'll be working; if he's here early I'll be free Dr.D.: I am not dealing in so much money that I care too much about the exchange rate :-) rich-c: remember you can use you American credit cards here and they'll do the exchange for you Pamela: Rich, you figure about 6 hours? Dr.D.: I'd rather go with "enough" in my pocket when I leave and not have to worry about it. Judy: not around here, Dr D they have a 11 dollar fee for changing money Dr.D.: Yes, about 6 hours. I haven't run it through MapQuest yet, though I was about to do that tomorrow. BobS: AND a week or two wait rich-c: so what time do you expect to leave Cleveland? Pamela: that's about what it took us when we went to Cleveland but that was in good weather Dr.D.: My bank here, all I need is an account at it, they will give me $CN at current rate. Dr.D.: That's what I did for Vancouver. Dr.D.: If Joan has problems, then I guess I'll do something at the border. rich-c: or just bring Yank and we'll change it for you Pamela: boy your banks are really strict Bob Meeka: ok, I am outta here, time to go soak my muscles in a nice hot bath BobS: when we returned home this summer, we changed our accounts TO a bank who would convert it and give us agoo drate also BobS: ok, bye Meeka rich-c: in fact I will likely need a fair stash of US$ this year anyway Judy: night meeka Pamela: treat your muscles well Meeka : ) we'll see you next week rich-c: nite Meeka BobS: just lately the banks are being a bunch of jerks BobS: all combining into mega banks BobS: NOT GOOD
Meeka left chat session rich-c: try dealing with Harris Bank - they're in Chicago area rich-c: they're a subsidiary of Bank of Montreal and should understand Canadian exchange Pamela: so Rich, figure you'll arrive about 3:00 - need time to check in and get settled and maybe have a nap? Dr.D.: Nap probably not needed, but a bit of time not behind a wheel will probably be welcome :-) Dr.D.: I try not to stop except for the occasional rest area every 2 hours or so on the trip. rich-c: right, you should be settled around 4.30 or 5 if all goes well, right? Dr.D.: And I won't be stopping for food. Pamela: the other thing you can do about money is simply find a bank machine with your symbol on it and withdraw Canadian from it through Interac rich-c: avoid that rest area on the NY Thruway near the PA boprder - they are a bunch of highway robbers rich-c: bank machines cost a ton, Pam, and teh indies are getting exploitive Pamela: all rest stops are highway robbers Dad rich-c: let Rich bring US cash and I'll buy it form him happily because I can use it rich-c: yes, but even by Interstate standards that Thruway one is rough Pamela: no they don't, Dad - when doing it the other way (Cdn to US) there's a small fee ($2.00) and the exchange, and that's it easy mac: ya know, waiting for calming tea is really frustrating Pamela: one might almost say an oxymoron, Erin : 0 rich-c: you are a tea drinker, are you, Rin? easy mac: sometimes....i have a bedtime tea which i sometimes have easy mac: i like tea rich-c: OK - who are our wine drinkers? Pam doesn;'t take red, I know easy mac: but coffee is usually the only thing that there's time for easy mac: I drink red rich-c: OK you will have your choice with dinner Pamela: none if I'm driving Dad easy mac: white's ok rich-c: pasta demands red easy mac: of course Pamela: Rich, where did you go? Dr.D.: I was looking for my leftover $CN from Vancouver. Pamela: ah Dr.D.: I had recollected that I had $55, but can only find $5.
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changed username to hARVIE pOWIS Dr.D.: Not counting my piggy bank of change. Pamela: guess we'll have to turn the tables on Bob and Judy one of these days, and drop in on them Dr.D.: Hotel is credit card for sure. rich-c: hello Harive, long time since we've seen you! Dr.D.: I figured I would use cash for everything else. Judy: we would love to have you come here Dr.D.: Hello Harvie! rich-c: I would happily change a couple of hundred for you as I will need US$ later this year Pamela: we may try it in the spring Judy, depending on the border situation and cash flow rich-c: in fact as you may know I have a US$ bank account Dr.D.: I can do that if you like, Richard. hARVIE pOWIS: I finally remembered it was wed. night Dr.D.: As I said, I am not a stickler for the rate, round numbers are fine. BobS: u rich-c: congratulations, Harvie ;-) Judy: sounds good Pamela: we need to get you a talking calendar, Harvie rich-c: ah, it's in the paper, on the net, and we own a calculator
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easy mac confirmed ban Dr.D.: And this time of year is about my last opportunity for travel until El Paso... rich-c: I thought I remembered that but wasn't sure Pamela: back in a second easy mac: tea finally ready
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changed username to BobS BobS: Hi Harvie hARVIE pOWIS: Hi bob rich-c: yes, that can damage a budget pretty fast Dr.D.: And my 2-day driving trip to Indianapolis this past weekend was paid for by Theta Chi Fraternity International Headquarters. rich-c: always nice when someone else picks up the tab! Pamela: tell Christina I'm jealous, Rich Dr.D.: The new van got a 650+ mile workout in bad weather, and passed with flying colors. rich-c: well judging by teh forecast it will be getting a real serious bad weather workout here Dr.D.: I was selected to serve on a certain committee that met during the Deranian President's Conference that was held at IHQ Fri-Sun.
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changed username to Guy B. Dr.D.: Two of us drove, the rest were flown in. Pamela: I thought Friday was supposed to be nice Pamela: Hello Guy Guy B.: Ok, here I am. Was out to dinner tonight. How is everyone? rich-c: welcome, Guy easy mac: hi Guy Judy: hi, Guy Dr.D.: No, it wasn't ominous. It was a meeting of the Alcohol Free Housing Waiver Review Committee. Pamela: great thanks rich-c: you missed james and Meeka Dr.D.: Hello Guy. Guy B.: Another Arctic Blast is coming in as I speak. Pamela: how charming rich-c: OK, that's a place hwre I'm in no hurry to go Pamela: ditto BobS: hiya Guy Guy B.: Rats! BobS: late mon Pamela: 'specially since my full length coat has cat fur all over it rich-c: Rich, for your trip, that url I gave Judy will cover you for the last 100 miles Dr.D.: Arctic blast...well, I have my insulated work boots that will be coming along in the car. Guy B.: Anyway, February 5th is when Netzero will be cancelled. Judy: get out in the wind and it will blow it all off Pamela: bring your woolies, Rich Pamela: you'd think so wouldn't you Judy - but it doesn't work that way Dr.D.: URL? I must have missed it while I was away. Pamela: stuff's better than super glue rich-c: did you get to copy that url, Rich? Judy: go figure rich-c: OK - it's http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=ONT Guy B.: I got to give you guys this address. My co-worker gave me this. It shows President Bush doing some dancing. He even does splits. The address: www.dancingbush.com Dr.D.: Got it now, thanks. rich-c: you can move via links to static forecasting, that will show events as they're happening easy mac: Bush is funny in person.... dancing at the podium and all Guy B.: You have to see this one. You can add lights, a dance floor and music. rich-c: if you like that, Guy, go to www.netsquirrel.com and follow their unusual links - you rich-c: you will enjoy them Guy B.: How good is this one Rich? Guy B.: Ok, I'll check it out. rich-c: netsquirrel also offers teh free Internet Tourbus newsletter, which I rather like Judy: cute,Guy rich-c: anyway, Rich, as soon as you get into your room Friday, phone me, OK? hARVIE pOWIS: Are you back doing the tango yet rich? Guy B.: Anyone interested in a 8Mb AGP video card? I bought a 64mb card at the computer show for $30 and it happens to use the same chipset as the 8mb. rich-c: I'm working on it, Harvie, thank you, but not quite there yet rich-c: no, I've got a 32 rich-c: what are you up to these days, Harvie? Guy B.: Believe it or not. I was looking for a 32mb card. But, the 64mb was less than the 32mb card. rich-c: at a computer show, things like that can happen Pamela: WTG Guy Guy B.: That's why I go there first. hARVIE pOWIS: nstalling and repairing sewage pumping stations Rich rich-c: right now I need to find out why putting a disc in my CD drive produces an instant BSOD rich-c: that does not sound like a fun job, Harv, even without this weeather hARVIE pOWIS: ecause you are using Windows
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Daniel Bienvenu: Hi! Guy B.: The reason I bought it was two games required at least 32mb video card. And I think this will solve the crashing I have been having lately since I got the DSL. Daniel Bienvenu: Sorry! I'm late! Pamela: Hello Daniel rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel; tu es en retard Guy B.: Hi Daniel. Judy: hi, Daniel rich-c: yes, some of teh new games are quite unreasonably demanding Daniel Bienvenu: Ok! Who there tried my rom Explosion? Raise your hand! :) hARVIE pOWIS: ctually the installing part isn;t bad because the station hasn;t been used yet Guy B.: I haven't. BobS: nop;e rich-c: and you can do that job in shelter, if not free from cold BobS: I NEED to retire to get some time............................... Daniel Bienvenu: what is the subject? rich-c: you don't get time by retiring, Bob - I'd say ask Ron but he's too busy to be on tonite Guy B.: And I'll be starting overtime again soon. Daniel Bienvenu: and who is harvie powis? rich-c: as usual, Daniel, we have at least six different cross threads going BobS: oh SHOOT Pamela: bang hARVIE pOWIS: Just another clown from Brampton BobS: Harvie.....old time adamite form torono area rich-c: Daniel, meet Harvie, he is a very long time Toronto Adam enthusiast Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Harvie! Guy B.: Which we haven't heard from in a long time. rich-c: Harvie, meet Daniel, in Quebec City, who writes new games for Colecovision Guy B.: And he's done a great job on these he's done Harvie. hARVIE pOWIS: have seen some of Daniel;s contributions on the list rich-c: right, and you'll have some of teh games as attachments, too, if you have the Emulator running Daniel Bienvenu: :D Guy B.: Harvie, do you have the emulator installed on your computer? hARVIE pOWIS: I'm missing one of those round tuits rich-c: they seem to be in short supply with Adam folks BobS: true, true BobS: i is the TUIT part that doesn't seem to be available Pamela: I'm having trouble with the round part Daniel Bienvenu: errr.... who is easy mac? rich-c: that's Erin Maclean a.k.a. Rin Guy B.: Well folks. I got to run. I'll try for Saturday, otherwise, I'll see you all next week. easy mac: sorry Daniel I keep throwing you off Dr.D.: By, Guy. easy mac: nite Guy Judy: night Guy Pamela: btw Erin, I've been meaning to tell you I have a present for you BobS: K Guy, but stay longer next time, eh????? hARVIE pOWIS: Good night Guy Pamela: Guy, see you in two weeks - I'll miss next week easy mac: a present?? BobS: AND don't get snowed under rich-c: OK Guy, Saturday is dicey here, but we'll see what develops Pamela: yes, I found a perfect "no reason" giftie for you Daniel Bienvenu: I remember Erin aka Rin... "child of Frances' sister" BobS: roght mate Guy B.: You got the snow Bob. Just the cold. Bye all. Pamela: check your chart, Daniel rich-c: you have it, Daniel BobS: you got it right Daniel Judy: I think I will call it a night also, talk to you next week
Guy B. left chat session easy mac: yay Daniel rich-c: in fact her mother and girlfreind from Windsor were on earlier Pamela: okay Judy - see you in two Daniel Bienvenu: Marie? Pamela: oui rich-c: OK Judy, watch the weather and take care
Judy left chat session Dr.D.: By Judy. Pamela: Rin, I'll try to remember to bring it with me on Friday easy mac: right Daniel Pamela: hmm, scratch that, I'll put it out tonite and into the car tomorrow BobS: yup, yup......time for meto go also......IF Ron comes on; find out how he and mum are doing.......maybe HE is sick ?!?!? easy mac: why a present? for what? Daniel Bienvenu: missing the name of Fraces' sster, Erin's mother Pamela: a just because - it was so perfect, I couldn't resist Dr.D.: The ferries are now prohibiting words from flowing off the island... rich-c: right Bob, though I doubt the rst of us will lat much longer - see you easy mac: Cynthia
BobS left chat session Pamela: Night Bob hARVIE pOWIS: Bye Bob Pamela: at this rate Daniel, you won't have a chart, you'll have a family tree : ) Pamela: you'll understand when you see it Erin Daniel Bienvenu: I suppose it's the sequel of the adamcon family. easy mac: ....ok...... Dr.D.: Uh-oh, surprise gift for Rin...don't accept anything that's ticking... Pamela: no no, it's soft and squishy rich-c: anyway, Pam, I assume you and Erin will turn up a.s.a.p after you get sprung from work Pamela: yes Dad Dr.D.: A slug? I can bring her one from the lab. Pamela: no squishy, not slimy! Dr.D.: "Ugly bags of mostly water"--ST:TNG. easy mac: ok total weirdness rich-c: OK, if you can give us a clue as to the ETA at some point, it will help easy mac: LOL Pamela: how about if I call when we're leaving work Dad? Dr.D.: "You are about to enter another dimension"--Rod Serling. Daniel Bienvenu: hehehe! it's this kind of discussion we have in familly. lol rich-c: sure, that should do it nicely, gives your mother time to prepare Dr.D.: I will leave Cleveland as soon as I take the girls to school, probably 8:30 AM at the latest. Pamela: alypsica California - Rich's specialty (is that right?) Dr.D.: Hope to be in hotel by 3:00 PM. Pamela: take your time Rich and drive carefully Dr.D.: Aplysia, but close enough Pam. rich-c: OK, but the roads will be dicey; you're in lake effect the first 150 plus miles Dr.D.: and "californica" Pamela: oh Rich, you know how to get to the hotel? easy mac: alright i think i'm going to go, i'm in this weird state of mind and I think it's b/c i'm exhausted....so g'nite all Dr.D.: MapQuest is my friend for that, have to type it in. Dr.D.: Get some sleep, Rin. Pamela: nite sweetie, I'll talk to you tomorrow rich-c: from teh border: QEW - 403N - 401E to exit 362(?) Dr.D.: I'm awake now 'cause I napped by accident earlier. rich-c: nite Rin, see you Friday easy mac: nitey-nite until Friday
easy mac left chat session Dr.D.: Bye Rin. Daniel Bienvenu: bye Rin! Daniel Bienvenu: oops... too late rich-c: don't let MapQuest try to send you up 427 as it may do Pamela: exit at Keele Street, turn left and go north over the overpass bridge - hotel is clearly visible on your right just past the overpass Dr.D.: Got it. rich-c: Dufferin is 364 so Keele should be exit 362, right, Pam? Pamela: if you get lost, do you have a cell phone? Dr.D.: I remember the hotel from its postage-stamp photo on their webpage. Pamela: dunno Dad, I go by names, not exit numbers hARVIE pOWIS: Wasn't Rich at that hotel at Adamcon? Dr.D.: No cell phones, I won't get lost, though. Daniel Bienvenu: Hey! Remember my cardgame "patience carre"? :P rich-c: yes, that's the one we wre at rich-c: I assume that's why you chose it, isn't it, Rich? Pamela: it was also the most cost-effective Dad Dr.D.: It was Pam's suggestion. rich-c: right Daniel, haven't had a chance to try it - car and computer troubles Pamela: we checked the Holiday Inn Yorkdale and it's $40 a night more Dr.D.: $85 CN per night, versus $125 CN at the Holiday Inn. Daniel Bienvenu: do you think Dr.D like cardgames like freecell? rich-c: anyway, that's why it was used for Adamcon, so you're familiar with it Dr.D.: I've played freecell, Daniel. Pamela: except it's a Travelodge now instead of a HoJo Daniel Bienvenu: Rich: do you think Dr.D. will like my cardgame? Pamela: I'm so excited Rich rich-c: oh, it changes the frnchisor every second year but stays teh same hotel rich-c: I certainly hope so, Daniel - it has an intellectual challenge to it Dr.D.: I'm sure I will like any game you write, Daniel. I've liked your past Colecovision multi-game cartridge. Daniel Bienvenu: Dr.D: it's not a coleco game this time :) Daniel Bienvenu: well it could be a coleco game Dr.D.: Windows, then? Or Xwindows on Unix? rich-c: it isn't? I didn't realize that, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: It's a card game I created before year 2000. rich-c: btw Daniel, if you haven;t gathered it, Dr. D. wil be in Toronto Saturday rich-c: so if we do get on line there will be more than usual Dr.D.: I am coming to visit Richard, Frances, Pam, and Erin. Daniel Bienvenu: you need 52 cards (2,3,4.....J,Q,K and A) Dr.D.: But only one computer at the Clee chateau, and I am not planning on bringing a computer. Daniel Bienvenu: Dr.D in Toronto? when? Dr.D.: This Friday through Sunday. rich-c: Friday and Saturday, Daniel Pamela: 48 hours rich-c: well actually Rich I do have a laptop too Daniel Bienvenu: sorry, I can't be there... no to for planning Dr.D.: It will be like a mini-ADAMcon, without the ADAMs :-) Daniel Bienvenu: no time Dr.D.: No problem, Daniel, I have been plotting this for months, to be a surprise for Richard. Pamela: we'll do better at the planning next time Daniel : ) rich-c: he's coming to see teh x-rays of my new hip ;-) Dr.D.: Since he missed the last ADAMcon. Dr.D.: Yes, X-rays are fun. Pamela: oh, they're so cool Daniel Bienvenu: Rich, do you think you can help me to explain the "patience carre" to Pam and Dr.D? I know it's late now.... Dr.D.: No charge for evaluation. Pamela: : ) rich-c: On that, Daniel, I think we do need to hold off till we have more time Pamela: save it for a couple of weeks from now Daniel - I'm about to head out Dr.D.: No liability for bad evaluation :-) rich-c: maybe I can give them a briefing Friday or Saturday Pamela: double : ) Dr.D.: Yeah, I ought to get to bed for real, too. Daniel Bienvenu: rich, at least, you can explain my cardgame to Dr.D in 48 hours :p Dr.D.: If I wait too long, I'll be up half the night. rich-c: Pam, don't forget teh DVD on Friday Pamela: okay, will put it with Erin's prezzie rich-c: I'll try to remember, Daniel Pamela: you want both? rich-c: sure, why not, if you can spare them Pamela: no problem Dad Pamela: we've both watched them a couple of times Daniel Bienvenu: James de Carlo say: "hello!" hARVIE pOWIS: Well, I must go too. Nice to "talk" with you all. rich-c: I've never watched entertainment on my monitor; it will be a new experience Dr.D.: Good to see you on tonight, Harvie. Daniel Bienvenu: I hope we can talk again soon, harvie! Pamela: nice to see you Harvie - set your alarm for Wednesdays at 9:00 Dr.D.: Elanor says good night. rich-c: harvie, come back again soon, and butt in on us monopolists more! Pamela: Nite Elanor Dr.D.: She was 14 yesterday, BTW. Dr.D.: Next birthday is Joan on Monday. Daniel Bienvenu: good night Elanor and Dr.D and Rich-C and Pam and everyone! rich-c: nite to Elanor, and many happy returns Pamela: oh, Happy Birthday Elanor! Dr.D.: 3 January birthdays at our starbase. Pamela: nite Daniel Dr.D.: Bye Daniel. rich-c: nite Daniel hARVIE pOWIS: All I have to do is remember when it is Wednesday. I usually remember on Thursday :) Dr.D.: ROTFL Daniel Bienvenu: "Happy Birthday Elanor!"? soory I did know that! :D rich-c: we know teh feeling, Harv ;-) Pamela: Happy Birthday to Joan too. We'll make sure you get a good Canadian gift : )
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Daniel Bienvenu left chat session Pamela: Rich, if you have problems en route, call me at work on the toll free: 1-800-387-1410 ext. 7901 Pamela: it will work from the States or Canada Dr.D.: Got it Pam, thanks. rich-c: well, looks all settled, then - see you two Friday Pamela: good. Otherwise I'll talk to you on Friday when you arrive. Have a great trip! rich-c: and Rich, don't push teh weather - we can wait Pamela: Drive safely. Dr.D.: I'll drive careful, have no fear. Dr.D.: Driving is fun. rich-c: we'll count on it. night for now, then Dr.D.: I had sleet 3/4 of the way to Indy this weekend, the new van just sailed on. Dr.D.: Okay, good night to all! Pamela: okay, I[m for bed. Nite Daddy Pamela: Nite Rich. rich-c: nite Pam Dr.D.: Hailing frequencies closed... Pamela: kerpoof
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