Guy B.: Greetings! Harvie: Hello Guy Guy B.: How are you doing Harvie? Harvie: Pretty good Guy and you Guy B.: Doing Ok. My dog is seeing a dermatologist tomorrow morning to see what the next step for my dog's skin condition. Harvie: Is she any better
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changed username to rich-c Harvie: Howdy rich rich-c: hi, Harvie and Guy rich-c: see you're early again rich-c: Harvie, did you get my email about the relocation of the computer fair? Harvie: Yes, better early than get involved in something and miss it altogether Guy B.: She is doing better, except for the left hind leg which she may have either torn a ligament. She's still walking on three legs, but she is trying to walk on the injured leg. Hi Rich, yes I'm early again. Thought I put in a few more votes for the All-Star game. Voting ends at 11:59 tonight. rich-c: right - we went and got some useful stuff Harvie: Yes e-mail recieved ok Harvie: What did you get rich-c: picked up a copy of the Windows 98 Resource Kit - all 1800 pages plus CD - for $10 Guy B.: Wow, that's a good deal you got there. rich-c: also the ethernet PCMCIA card I needed and a cable with RJ-45 ends Harvie: Good for you rich-c: yes, the CD has some very useful programs - the original price was $101 Guy B.: Now, you can use that to transfer files between two computers. rich-c: got a couple of 4-port USB hubs for $5 each too
moved to room Meeting Place Harvie: Always handy rich-c: what I want to do is set up the laptop on the DSL so Frances can join in our conversations
changed username to MP of Cleveland Guy B.: That has to be Dr. D. rich-c: what's up, Doc? Harvie: Hi doc MP of Cleveland: Hello all. Guy B.: How are you doing Dr D. Harvie: MP? rich-c: you get as gorgeous a day as we did today? MP of Cleveland: Probably, but I was indoors all the time. Guy B.: More warmer here today. MP of Cleveland: Sigh, BRB, child interrupt... rich-c: yes, we had a pretty warm day, at least 77 rich-c: was supposed to get into the 80s but not sure it did
moved to room Meeting Place Harvie: Warm enough Guy B.: Got into the mid 80's here. Now it's 81. I have a new feature from AOL Instant Messager. Called Weatherbug.com.
changed username to Pam / Giggles Guy B.: Hi Pam rich-c: hi daughter Pam / Giggles: good evening all rich-c: survived your DROing? Pam / Giggles: barely Harvie: Hello Pam/Giggles Pam / Giggles: hi Harvie rich-c: up too early, to bed too late? MP of Cleveland: Back... Pam / Giggles: oh yeah MP of Cleveland: Hi Giggles and Pam. Pam / Giggles: Hi Rich MP of Cleveland: Are you tickling Rin, Pam? Harvie: You gotta get that APIC doc Pam / Giggles: how dare you accuse me of tickling her? MP of Cleveland: She is giggling, I can't think of any other cause. Guy B.: Thought I let you all know that Karen and I have setup a dinner date for Monday night. MP of Cleveland: What is APIC, Harvie? Pam / Giggles: tomorrow's a holiday - there's a reason rich-c: very good - sounds promising MP of Cleveland: Canada Day. Pam / Giggles: besides, she'd kill me if I tickled her Pam / Giggles: who's Karen, Guy? rich-c: to us old fossils, it will always be Dominion Day MP of Cleveland: No blood on the floor, Russell might slip and fall. Guy B.: You want to know, eh! Harvie: Interrupt controller Pam / Giggles: details, Guy - details Guy B.: She responded to my personal ad on Match.com MP of Cleveland: Haha, got it now, Harvie. Pam / Giggles: a personal ad? MP of Cleveland: Had to do a summer reading thingie with Gretchen. Guy B.: Yes rich-c: that's how it's done in this Year of Our Internet, Pam Guy B.: You want to know more Pam? Pam / Giggles: tell me, Guy Guy B.: Over a Diet Coke? rich-c: she's dying of curiosity, whether she admits it or not Pam / Giggles: and Erin approves, by the way MP of Cleveland: hehe MP of Cleveland: Of Diet Coke? Pam / Giggles: no, of internet dating MP of Cleveland: Could be risky... Pam / Giggles: <E> or not so much Pam / Giggles: <E> and it works for long distance relationships MP of Cleveland: Well, witness our chats. Guy B.: Ok. She's 43, divorced. Has two kids one 6 the other 9. She's going for a law degree. MP of Cleveland: And before them, for the people on Compu$erve. Guy B.: She lives about 15 miles from me. In Aurora, IL. Pam / Giggles: what other interests does she have, Guy? rich-c: btw Guy, what on earth are you doing on AOL? you know better than that Guy B.: I have AOL Instant Messenger, That is free and I do have some friends on AOL. rich-c: haVE YOU CHECKED IT OUT FOR SPYWARE? rich-c: sorry - hit the caps lock Guy B.: I have one installed. Harvie: Takes guts to admit that Guy MP of Cleveland: DON'T SHOUT RICHARD WE HEAR YOU Pam / Giggles: that's okay Dad, I figured it was an oops rich-c: yes, if I really want to shout, everyone will know it! Guy B.: Now, I wonder where Bob is tonight? I need to ask him a question about the hotel in El Paso. rich-c: isn't this the week he said they would be away? MP of Cleveland: I am finally almost ready to register for the convention, now that I know what my teaching schedule will be for the fall. Pam / Giggles: that's what I thought Pam / Giggles: so what's the scoop, Rich? Pam / Giggles: and why are you the MP of Cleveland, by the way? MP of Cleveland: Well, very far from optimal. MP of Cleveland: I was elected Monday, silly. Pam / Giggles: ah - in what riding? MP of Cleveland: Cleveland. Guy B.: Ah, that explains why he hasn't read my e-mail yet. I'm ready to make the airline reservations, but wonder if I should rent a car to get me to and from the airport. Pam / Giggles: I think there's a shuttle, Guy Pam / Giggles: IIRC, the hotel is only about a mile from the airport Guy B.: Got to know if it will take me early to the airport on the 20th. Harvie: Cleveland is in Perth County isn't it?
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changed username to rich-c Pam / Giggles: call and ask : ) MP of Cleveland: I thought it was in Ohio, but I could be mistaken :-) Guy B.: We have twins! Pam / Giggles: geez Dad, did you get dumped again? rich-c: was it just me got dumped or all of us? Pam / Giggles: just you - working fine on this end MP of Cleveland: Have not left, Senor. Guy B.: It was you. MP of Cleveland: (wow, that was a BobS-ism)
(Guy B. smiles) Harvie: You are alright rich , the rest of the regiment is out of step rich-c: guess Dale's server just doesn't like me Pam / Giggles: channeling Bob are we? rich-c: I suspect it comes from brushing a certain key accidentally - but which? Pam / Giggles: got me : ( Harvie: "Escape" ? rich-c: anyway, Pam, I am ready for the laptop back at earliest convenience Pam / Giggles: okay Dad will work on that tout de suite rich-c: nope, one of the ones bottom right, Harvie rich-c: got an ethernet card and cable at the computer fair so now your ma can get on the net with it Harvie: "Windows" ? Pam / Giggles: as in networking? rich-c: possibly, or the special menu key, or maybe even control
Pam / Giggles requested to ban rich-c
rich-c confirmed ban
Harvie confirmed ban
Guy B. confirmed ban Pam / Giggles: there - are you still on? rich-c: yes, the internet is a network, with a DSL line that's how it's handled Pam / Giggles: cool Pam / Giggles: that would be nice, to be able to have Mom on too Harvie: Do you have a hub? rich-c: I got a 50 foot cable so she can even sit in the living room and still chip in
MP of Cleveland confirmed ban rich-c: yes, I found an 8-port hub at a small shop recently, very reasonable rich-c: it's a powered hub so should work well Harvie: I use a Linksys router/switch MP of Cleveland: BRB... rich-c: forget the make on this - and even where I put it 8-( Pam / Giggles: hokay Pam / Giggles: that's not good Dad Pam / Giggles: better start looking rich-c: oh, it will turn up, I'm sure rich-c: likely in the middle of the living room floor, anyway Pam / Giggles: true - that's where everything else is : ) rich-c: exactly Harvie: Your modem is also a router, how many ports does it have? rich-c: got a couple of four-port USB hubs, too - one should help with the P166 rich-c: hate to tell you, Harvie, but I'm not sure rich-c: let me see if I can find the box Pam / Giggles: Harvie, what riding are you in? rich-c: it's a G-net ADSL modem ehternet Harvie: Brampton West I think Pam / Giggles: as in Mississauga - Brampton West? Harvie: How many rrj-45 jacks? Guy B.: My modem only has one port just for the ethernet card. But, since I have another one built into the system. I can connect another PC with another card at that end. Harvie: Could be, Tony Clement was the Conservative candidate Harvie: You will have to use a crossover cable rich Pam / Giggles: okay - just wondering. Erin was working Mississauga - Brampton West on Monday and wondered whether she saw you at the polls but apparently not rich-c: don't know, Harvie; does have RJ-11 and RJ-45 support though Harvie: Voted at the advance poll rich-c: the damn modem is on the floor behind the computer with the computer desk blocking access Pam / Giggles: ah Harvie: RJ-11 is for telephone rich-c: the ruoter/hub has an uplink port, Harvie, which I believe means I won't need the crossover cable
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changed username to Taratata Taratata: Guess who am I! Pam / Giggles: hello Daniel
Taratata changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Pam / Giggles: boy, I'm good Daniel Bienvenu: you win! Guy B.: Hi Daniel. Daniel Bienvenu: hi Pam, Guy, rich, harvie and... MP? rich-c: bonjour, Daniel Pam / Giggles: and Rin Harvie: Dr d Daniel Bienvenu: OK =D Harvie: He says he won Monday Pam / Giggles: our honourary Canadian
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changed username to Red Still Alive MP of Cleveland: I ran unopposed. Red Still Alive: hello every1 MP of Cleveland: And I got 2 votes. Harvie: Probably the only "honourable" MP Pam / Giggles: I said honourary, not honourable Harvie! Daniel Bienvenu: Excuse me... but what is the difference? Harvie: To an MP, none :) Daniel Bienvenu: hehehe rich-c: actually, "Honourable" is only used for Privy Council members Pam / Giggles: how are you Rie? Red Still Alive: i'm ok Red Still Alive: mommy and daddy r gone now Pam / Giggles: any word from the doctor yet? Red Still Alive: no not yet i dont' go back till the 20 of july Pam / Giggles: did Christine go too? Red Still Alive: nope Red Still Alive: they went broken thumb nuckel and all Red Still Alive: she's working full time right now Pam / Giggles: Andy? Red Still Alive: yeppers Pam / Giggles: <E> how did I guess?
Pam / Giggles changed username to Pam / Rincognito Daniel Bienvenu: hehehe! Rincognito! Red Still Alive: lol Harvie: Good one Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: Actually it was not mine :) Pam / Rincognito: <E> thanks for the credit, Daniel
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changed username to rich-c Guy B.: You got dumped again Rich? Daniel Bienvenu: hello rich-c brothers Pam / Rincognito: Dad, you HAVE to stop doing that Harvie: Figure out which key rich rich-c: yes, and this time I wasn't even touching anything rich-c: it happened when Pam changed her handle Daniel Bienvenu: really? Pam / Rincognito: oops, sorry Dad rich-c: well that often happens with a change but for some reason usually to other folks, not me Daniel Bienvenu: but when i changed my username, it doesn't affect your connection. Harvie: Could be John timing you out rich-c: guess it's my turn this month :-( rich-c: John does not time us out Red Still Alive: bright red rich-c: especially not on DSL! Red Still Alive: like i used to have rich-c: Frances says there's a gorgeous moon out there tonight, Rich Guy B.: Past couple of times. My DSL had to connect twice. Normally it does it the first time before I login. Harvie: He certainly does unless you send a keep alive ping rich-c: get out your scope, it's only two days from full rich-c: keep alive pings I've heard of but really know nothing about Pam / Rincognito: yeah, but it takes longer than that, Harvie Pam / Rincognito: moon! rich-c: yes, he doesn't pull the plug until after a very long period of inactivity Harvie: I'm not sure what the timeout is Pam / Rincognito: at least half an hour, Harvie Pam / Rincognito: from personal experience Pam / Rincognito: brb
Guy B. left chat session rich-c: the real problem is websites that don't see the activity when you are downloading something, and bump you Harvie: He has only dropped me twice in four years (server maintenance)
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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: welcome back Guy - your turn to get bounced?
Guy B. left chat session rich-c: guess it was - he's gone again Pam / Rincognito: maybe it is Dale's server Daniel Bienvenu: well, it's already july 1st tommorow; it's a celebration time for canada but a weird time here in Quebec. And after that, it's july 4th; it's celabration time for usa. Pam / Rincognito: yeah, but you had your celebration on the 24th, Daniel rich-c: yes, you had your Fete National on June 24th rich-c: personally I prefer Fete de St. Jean-Baptiste, but I'm not a Quebecois rich-c: anyway, you're fully entitled to celebrate Dominion Day too, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: Tell me why in Quebec it's a weird day july 1st... any idea? MP of Cleveland: He got his first job because of LEGO lab! rich-c: that's one of those propaganda notions spread by the separatists - it didn't use to be that way Red Still Alive: ohhh ok MP of Cleveland: Hi Marie? MP of Cleveland: Just getting back after a totally impromptu chat with an oooolllld student of mine. Pam / Rincognito: <E> way to go Rich! Daniel Bienvenu: No, it's time for many people to move... to go to their new appartements. Red Still Alive: y hello there what's new??? MP of Cleveland: Same old same old :-) Red Still Alive: just a different pile?? rich-c: right, I forgot about that "quaint" old Quebec custom MP of Cleveland: Yes. MP of Cleveland: Actually, "new" job to begin next month. rich-c: folks are really going to have to learn how to move on some of the other 364 days of the year Pam / Rincognito: Rich, you didn't say what your fall schedule will be MP of Cleveland: Oh yeah. MP of Cleveland: Well, I am doing the robot course one more time. Pam / Rincognito: we did! January 25th, it was - the coldest day of the year MP of Cleveland: And also teaching human gross anatomy. MP of Cleveland: Which *is* cadaver-based. Pam / Rincognito: hence, the gross part
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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: and thus why they call it gross ;-) MP of Cleveland: Well, I get 2 med student minions to do all the actual prosections. Guy B.: Ok, I'm back. Had a few problems, so I had to reboot. Daniel Bienvenu: why not mixing both courses... robot humanoid anatomy? Red Still Alive: oic MP of Cleveland: Which was surprising to me, I expected to have to do it all, or part. Pam / Rincognito: so does this mean a five day-a-week schedule for you? MP of Cleveland: However, the lab spaces are shared with many other courses, and coordination of usage is very dicey. MP of Cleveland: Yes it does, Pam. MP of Cleveland: Anatomy lectures Monday and Wednesday, 3 to 3:50 PM. rich-c: yes, there's always the guy who runs overtime, and doesn't clean up, and... MP of Cleveland: Robot lab Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 to 11:15 AM.
(Guy B. gives Guy B. a can of Diet Coke.) Pam / Rincognito: thirsty Guy?
(Guy B. gives Pam / Rincognito a can of Diet Coke.) MP of Cleveland: And anatomy lab demonstrations in 2 1-hour sections on Friday afternoon, 4 to 4:50 PM and 5 to 5:50 PM. Guy B.: Must have been asleep for that one. Pam, Might as well give you two cans. Pam / Rincognito: thanks, Guy
(rich-c gives rich-c a nice tall frosty Guinness) MP of Cleveland: As I was saying about the lab schedules...it is dicey to get use of the labs for classes. Pam / Rincognito: so that means the earliest you can leave on Friday is 6:00pm? Guy B.: Looks like I've started a trend. Daniel Bienvenu: Well, I really have to go now... Someone is waiting for me elsewhere. Have a good celebration time everyone! Pam / Rincognito: and you, Daniel! Guy B.: Bye Daniel. Harvie: Bye Bye Daniel rich-c: enjoy Guy, maybe see you Saturday MP of Cleveland: Well, to get cleaned up and to the airport, more like Friday at 8 PM. Guy B.: He y Rich, I'm still here. MP of Cleveland: However...there are no flights to El Paso past 5 PM on Fridays. Red Still Alive: they there yet? Daniel Bienvenu: I can't promise to be online this saturday... but i will try. MP of Cleveland: So I won't be able to leave until Saturday morning. Pam / Rincognito: hmm - that could be a problem Daniel Bienvenu: * poof *
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session MP of Cleveland: If I leave at 6 AM Saturday, I can get to El Paso about noon El Paso time. rich-c: given the connections, what time would that bring you in Saturday? Guy B.: Just in time for lunch. Harvie: Just have the cadaver give the lecture that day :) rich-c: and more to the point, what would your timing be returning home? MP of Cleveland: Also...the earliest I can get back in Cleveland on Monday, leaving at the earliest available time in El Paso, is 2:20 PM. MP of Cleveland: I can't get back in time for my 3 PM lecture. MP of Cleveland: The lecture can be rescheduled. rich-c: what are the hubs whre you change planes? MP of Cleveland: It is CLE --> HOU --> El Paso.
(Red Still Alive mixes matter and antimatter with his bare hands, bringing the warp drive on-line so that the Enterprise can esc MP of Cleveland: No long layovers, about 5.5 hours total trip time at the fastest route, still only $352 round-trip. rich-c: what airline? MP of Cleveland: Continental, then it varies for the last hop. MP of Cleveland: I have not made reservations yet. MP of Cleveland: I just found out my scheduling this morning. MP of Cleveland: So I had only a quick look. rich-c: I don't dare think of reservations till after my cardiology report MP of Cleveland: Worse...there is a written exam on the Thursday of ADAMcon, and a lab practical exam on the Friday... MP of Cleveland: so I will be grading papers on the plane :-( MP of Cleveland: In short...I may be a prig and beg off of running any substantive session at ADAMcon...I will have so little prep time... Red Still Alive: oic Pam / Rincognito: brb MP of Cleveland: No way I will think of leaving Sunday night...it would be too brutal. Pam / Rincognito: that's a nice colour, Rie Harvie: Sam Jaffe can handle your anatomy class for one week :) MP of Cleveland: So, I will make it...but be a bit of a zombie... MP of Cleveland: If it were anything other than exam week, I would seriously ask for a favor from the previous instructor, who owes me many. MP of Cleveland: He's the herpetologist whose collection I have babysat for him when he is sick or away for about 20 years now. Pam / Rincognito: is Dr. Jaffe still alive? rich-c: I regret to say it looks increasingly unlikely that I can make it Pam / Rincognito: and I doubt Harvie: Was he ever alive? :) Pam / Rincognito: Russell and I will make it Guy B.: Won't be the same without you there Rich. Pam / Rincognito: Erin is still deciding rich-c: I desperately want to go - but you can't get there from here MP of Cleveland: Sure you can, Richard...you just have to fly like everyone else. rich-c: my physical limits don't allow long days in teh air, and teh sort of stresses you get with security on the ground MP of Cleveland: It's your call, Richard...I think you can make it, but YMMV. rich-c: the routings from Toronto are horribly complex far as I can see, Rich MP of Cleveland: Well, come to Cleveland the day before, and depart from there :-) rich-c: I've been having a couple of worrying episodes of late, which may be the A-fib, or drug reaction, or something else Red Still Alive: he's going up there for 3 weeks for training Pam / Rincognito: in a hotel? MP of Cleveland: Sure, why not? rich-c: going to do a Holter test on July 7th Pam / Rincognito: sorry, Rich that was for Marie Red Still Alive: what? Pam / Rincognito: the hotel part, Rie Red Still Alive: oic Red Still Alive: yeah rich-c: I also worry about picking up and sort of cold or similar infection Pam / Rincognito: what's a Holter test, Dad? rich-c: had one a few weeks back that really knocked me down and out rich-c: 24-hour or longer heart monitor, Pam Pam / Rincognito: oh that one - ok rich-c: will give a better handle on what's going on Red Still Alive: lol Pam / Rincognito: good MP of Cleveland: So I have to talk with Ron to find out what he wants me to do for the Convention. MP of Cleveland: To make sure I can do it... MP of Cleveland: I would hate to just check in at the hotel and then have to run a session :-) rich-c: yes, that would seem prudent MP of Cleveland: For instance :-) Pam / Rincognito: I have every faith that you can do it, Rich MP of Cleveland: I will probably crash at 8 PM Saturday night and not reappear until 9 AM Sunday morning... MP of Cleveland: "Win one for the Gipper, Rich!" :-) rich-c: that would sem a sensible course of action Pam / Rincognito: yeah, but Rich is never sensible when it comes to sleep and conventions : )
(S enjoys the flowers.) MP of Cleveland: But better that than fall asleep face-first into the banquet cake :-) Pam / Rincognito: true MP of Cleveland: I guess I could eat it all then, nobody else would want a piece. Pam / Rincognito: that's one way to have your cake and eat it too MP of Cleveland: I guess it depends on what kind of cake. Red Still Alive: what's the point of having cakre if u can't eat it??? MP of Cleveland: If it is lemon-currant or something, bleh. Red Still Alive: ok Pam / Rincognito: how about lemon poppyseed? Harvie: Ad lib sessions are easy Doc, I had a guy named Drushell bail me out at 007
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changed username to Ron MP of Cleveland: I know someone who got a dozen doughnuts for himself by taking one bite out of each doughnut in a box that a coworker had brought and put in the staff fridge. rich-c: bout time you arrived, Ron Guy B.: There is he is. Hi Ron Pam / Rincognito: Hello Ron MP of Cleveland: Gosh Harvie, I don't remember now... Ron: Hi All Harvie: It was "Robotics" Harvie: Hi Ron Pam / Rincognito: how are you Ron? Ron: hotter than Hell MP of Cleveland: Vaguely it comes back...I think I had my obstacle-avoiding robot with me, didn't I? Ron: we have sun on the wet coast rich-c: really? finally got some heat out there? Harvie: Missed you last week, were you deer hunting? Pam / Rincognito: that bad? It's nice here Ron: No Harvie, had visitors show up unexpectedly. Wasn't much I could do rich-c: sorry - forget - you have forest fires back in the bush, some bad ones
(Red Still Alive smiles) Ron: Indeed. the interior is at it again rich-c: how did you get through your earthquake a couple of days ago? Red Still Alive: lol MP of Cleveland: I seem to remember reading in the paper that one of the newly-elected MPs in BC was from some obscure party. Pam / Rincognito: back in a sec Ron: never felt a thing here Guy B.: You haven't had any rain for sometome out there? Guy B.: Sometime that is. Ron: guess they did at the north end of the Island, but it was more evident further north in the Queen Charlotte Islands Ron: That's right Guy. Not much for the past few weeks MP of Cleveland: Earthquake, I missed *that* news. Guy B.: Boy, we have been getting rain here, but you need more that we do.
moved to room Meeting Place Ron: Authorities here are talking about a total ban on watering Ron: imagine
changed username to rich-c Guy B.: Oh yes, we did have one here in Illinois. Hit Ottawa 4.5. Felt as far as Valparaiso. MP of Cleveland: BTW Ron, I haven't had a chance to ask him why he has it on his wall, but one of our new faculty members has a big 2 x 1 meter map of some sound on Vancouver Island on his office wall. rich-c: guess it mistook me for Guy ;-) Ron: aha..... a displaced prof perhaps MP of Cleveland: I saw it through the window of his office whilst I was being shown some possible new office spaces for me. rich-c: anyway, dumped and back again Harvie: In my experience a "dry" spell in Vancouver is rarely more than 30 minutes Ron: not this year Harvie. MP of Cleveland: I don't mind rain...we've had enough so that our grass is still lush and green. Guy B.: Especially what we got in May Dr.D rich-c: yes, if it keeps up our pears should be nice and big this year Ron: mmm Pam / Rincognito: we've had lots of rain too Pam / Rincognito: should we send some your way Ron? Ron: not yet. I just opened the swimming pool Ron: spent the afternoon in it Ron: would like a little more Harvie: It's rained a lot hewre but only outside Pam / Rincognito: wow, that's rough, Ron Ron: I know eh? Pam / Rincognito: we feel for you rich-c: well, we have a race in Cleveland on the 3rd and another here I believe the 9th (wait that doesn't make sense - 11th) rich-c: so we want nice clear pleasant weather MP of Cleveland: Cleveland Grand Prix, not sure of the date. rich-c: this Saturday, Rich, and it should be a whale of a race MP of Cleveland: Are you coming to the race, Richard? Pam / Rincognito: <E> you've lost your address book? Ron: racing whales, in Cleveland? rich-c: that airport course leaves a lot of room for bravery and ingenuity MP of Cleveland: ROTFL Pam / Rincognito: this group has a very fertile imagination Ron: indeed we do rich-c: would that I could, Rich, but no MP of Cleveland: It is very hot down on the track, I am told. Red Still Alive: that's cool rich-c: that it can be, though one can dress appropriately rich-c: and there's always teh cool breeze off the lake Ron: Are you blue, Red? Red Still Alive: pardon? Ron: Assuming Red is political? MP of Cleveland: I thought we were an autonomous collective... Ron: obviously I'm on the wrong track rich-c: which reminds me, Ron - who is your independent likely to support? MP of Cleveland: It's Marie, Ron. Red Still Alive: ssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i'm incognito tongiht Pam / Rincognito: there's no one less political, Ron Ron: He's playing cards pretty close to the chest now Rich. He's talking about issue by issue
(A strange smell wafts around the room) Ron: ok MP of Cleveland: Redcognito and Rincognito. MP of Cleveland: Sounds like Rosenkranz and Guildenstern. Pam / Rincognito: yeah, but Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are dead
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Pam / Rincognito requested to ban rich-c Ron: We had a politician in Vancouver
MP of Cleveland confirmed ban
Harvie confirmed ban
Ron confirmed ban MP of Cleveland: Well there's always Vroomfondle and Majikthise...
rich-c confirmed ban Harvie: They are part of Rich's course rich-c: this is ridiculous bumped again Ron: who failed to get his party's nomination Guy B.: Rich, this hasn't been your night. Ron: so he ran as an independent and won Ron: seeing double - Ricbh C X2
(007 music plays in the background)
Guy B. confirmed ban MP of Cleveland: It's a Magic Eye picture.
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changed username to rich-c Guy B.: We have triplets. rich-c: this is getting ridiculous Ron: Rich C is doing his tribble act MP of Cleveland: A victim of overpopulation. Guy B.: What's going on? rich-c: I just keep geting dumped - no visible reason Harvie: Maybe it's a "Bell" problem rich Pam / Rincognito: Dad, why don't you try logging out and on again and see if that helps? MP of Cleveland: The toilets have backed up into the warp drive engines and reversed the polarity of the space-time continuum! Ron: which means, of course, that I'm standing upside down rich-c: could be but then you'd be getting it too - you're on DSL too MP of Cleveland: Or else someone has activated the Infinite Improbability Drive. Harvie: Your local CO Ron: NO! Not the dreaded IIP MP of Cleveland: Well, ask to kill off the duplicates. rich-c: it's Dale's server - I never have this trouble with other websites Guy B.: The only problem I had was I was running something else on the system and I had to reboot since, something got messed up. MP of Cleveland: Maybe we should move to coleco :-) rich-c: sure, which is the one that's real so I don't get bumped again? Ron: will the real Mr. Clee please stand up Pam / Rincognito: Change your name - that way we'll know Dad rich-c: I'd like to, Ron, but my back is acting up today... MP of Cleveland: He never watched "To Tell The Truth". Ron: oh Ron: not good
rich-c changed username to real rich-c Ron: is in the middle Ron: of the lis Guy B.: Ok, let's get rid of the dups. MP of Cleveland: Gary Moore was the host, right?
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Harvie confirmed ban Guy B.: Ok, all clear. Ron: there- Clee Clones removed real rich-c: until the next time ;-( MP of Cleveland: Copyright infringements removed. Ron: Not sure MP. Don't think I ever watched it MP of Cleveland: I did all the time in the 1970s. MP of Cleveland: Our Pres. Jimmy Carter was on it when he was Governor of Georgia. Red Still Alive: good night all MP of Cleveland: And the impostors beat him out, so he got all the $$$ :-) Pam / Rincognito: night, sweetie MP of Cleveland: Bye Red. real rich-c: night Rie Ron: Nite Red Harvie: Good night Red
(Red Still Alive winks) Ron: must have been interesting Guy B.: Bye Red Red Still Alive: bye
Red Still Alive left chat session MP of Cleveland: The panelists were all professional game show people...Bill Cullen...Kitty Carlisle (an actress and singer from the 1930s IIRC), Nipsy Russell, Orson Bean...Peggy Cass... Guy B.: I remember those people. real rich-c: I think I heard of one or two of them Pam / Rincognito: I missed something - who never watched TTTT? MP of Cleveland: Bill Cullen was a professional panelist because he had polio and they wouldn't show him walking with his braces until the very very end of his TV career. Guy B.: I remember seeing that when I was about 3 or 4 years old. MP of Cleveland: You Paterfamilias, Primula. real rich-c: rather like Franklin Roosevelt MP of Cleveland: I only saw the syndicated remake in the 1970s. Guy B.: Bill Cullen hosted a number of game shows throughout the 60's and 70's. MP of Cleveland: The original is indeed from the 1950s or 1960s. Pam / Rincognito: oh, he never watches TV unless it's a race, the news or a football game : ) Harvie: I remeber watching it live Ron: Ya got me. I remember hearing about the show, but can't remember ever actually watching it. MP of Cleveland: I always liked Bill Cullen as a gameshow emcee. real rich-c: no, I've stopped watching the news now - it's no longer news anyway Guy B.: Does anyone remember Name That Tune? MP of Cleveland: Don Pardoe was usually his announcer, too. real rich-c: yes, that was on radio MP of Cleveland: The remake, again, yes. Guy B.: It was on TV too. Tom Kennedy hosted that one. MP of Cleveland: And Don Pardo is still announcing for WNBC in New York at age 90-something... Ron: But then I'm not now, nor have I ever been, a great TV watcher real rich-c: that was likely before we bought our first tv Guy B.: He's still alive? MP of Cleveland: Yep. MP of Cleveland: Still announces for NBC network too, Saturday Night Live. Guy B.: I remember him from Jeopardy with Art Fleming. MP of Cleveland: Pardoe actually I think is the spelling IIRC. MP of Cleveland: Loved Art Fleming's Jeopardy. Pam / Rincognito: I like Alex Trebec Pam / Rincognito: he's Canadian : ) MP of Cleveland: I watched it at lunchtime before going off to afternoon kindergarten...right after Hollywood Squares. MP of Cleveland: Fleming had a great way of saying "Nooooo, sorry..." when someone got the question wrong. Guy B.: Both are good. I even watched Hollywood Squares when Peter Marshall hosted it. MP of Cleveland: Luscious radio-voice baritone. MP of Cleveland: They recently found videotapes of the old Hollywood Squares from that era, long thought lost. Harvie: Most of the early tv personalities were radio people MP of Cleveland: When Wally Cox was still the center square (not Paul Lynde). Guy B.: Back in the 70's. The Cubs had Pete LaCock. That was Peter Marshall's son. His real name is Pierre LaCock. Harvie: Mr. Peepers MP of Cleveland: Yep. Guy B.: Wally Cox also did the voice of Underdog. MP of Cleveland: But Charley Weaver was always the lower-left square...until he died finally. MP of Cleveland: "There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!" I can do a great Underdog voice :-) Guy B.: This I have to hear from you Dr. D. MP of Cleveland: "When Polly's in trouble, I dare not slow, so it's hip-hip-hip, and awayyyyy I gooooo!" Harvie: Can you do moose and sqvirrell? MP of Cleveland: Can indeed! Guy B.: Hokey Smoke! MP of Cleveland: I should record these and put them up for download :-) Ron: gotta hear 'em MP Guy B.: I have the first season of moose and Squirrell. Pam / Rincognito: can you do a British accent? Harvie: Sell tapes for answering machines MP of Cleveland: I can do Rocky, Bullwinkle, the Announcer (William Conrad), but only fair Boris Badenov. MP of Cleveland: Yes, I can do several: RP, Yorkshire, a bit of Liverpool. Guy B.: What about Captain Peachfuzz? MP of Cleveland: But only from watching British import TV. Ron: Where is the kaboom. There was supposed to be an earth-shattering Kaboom! MP of Cleveland: I don't know who that is, Guy. MP of Cleveland: Yes, Marvin Marian, I can do him, too. Pam / Rincognito: holy childhood, Batman MP of Cleveland: Martian. MP of Cleveland: Or as a friend said in organic chemistry class once, "Holy non-enolizable ketones, Batman!" Guy B.: He is on ROcky and Bullwinkle. He is the bumbly caption that doesn't know where to go. Pam / Rincognito: ah, a Keystone Kop MP of Cleveland: Holy giggly jiggles, Batman! Guy B.: Oh, speaking of Batman. Chicago is going to be Gotham City for the next Batman movie. MP of Cleveland: Should make it Gollum City... Ron: Tell ya what I want, what I really really want
(Pam / Rincognito giggles) Ron: the cartoon about the singing frog MP of Cleveland: "One Froggy Evening" real rich-c: don't know what city was teh model for teh original gotham but I suspect New York Ron: Hello My Baby, Hello my Honey, Hello my ragtime doll MP of Cleveland: "Hello, my baby, hello, my honey, hello, my ragtime gaaaalllll..." Guy B.: Parts of Spiderman 2 were shot in Chicago on the L. Pam / Rincognito: I'm getting serenaded here, Ron MP of Cleveland: Not plane nor bird nor even frog... Guy B.: It's just little ol me. Underdog. MP of Cleveland: yep! Ron: It has to be on one of these Wal Mart compilations somewhere Ron: I been cut off MP of Cleveland: It's probably on the net somewhere... Guy B.: I believe you can get the entire Underdog series on DVD now. real rich-c: nope, you're still on, ron MP of Cleveland: With the Go-Go Gophers and Commander McBragg, too? Ron: It's ALIVE !!! Guy B.: Oh yes, who cannot forge those two. Guy B.: forget those two. Pam / Rincognito: quick, Igor MP of Cleveland: Live on tape before a studio audience, Ron. Ron: :) MP of Cleveland: Reminds me of a long funny joke, my high school art teacher's favourite. Guy B.: I'm waiting for word when the second season of Rocky and Bullwinkle come out on DVD. I already watched the first one. MP of Cleveland: Igor does, rather. real rich-c: there was a time when that wasn't seen as incongrupous Ron: There's another one... Pam / Rincognito: yesss? Ron: can't remember what the chief character was, a dog or a wolf, or whatever real rich-c: reminds me Rich, did you get the election cartoons I sent you? MP of Cleveland: Yes I did Richard, thanks. MP of Cleveland: Part of Bullwinkle show, Ron? real rich-c: th0ought you would get a kick out of them Harvie: Do you mean Droopy Ron? MP of Cleveland: That would be Mr. Peabody and Sherman, if so. Ron: but his wife sends him out for a loaf of bread, or was it, what was it, a bag of potatos, no, a... and on he goes for the entire cartoon MP of Cleveland: That is a Tex Avery cartoon for sure. Pam / Rincognito: btw Dad, we're starting our own political party MP of Cleveland: Or wait, there is a Warner Bros. cartoon with a forgetful wolf with that plot./ real rich-c: why not, Pam? Semms everyone else is doing it MP of Cleveland: I already started mine, and look what it got me: MP of Cleveland! Ron: Sounds like it, Dr. D Pam / Rincognito: wanna be a Senator? real rich-c: in fact, you'll have trouble finding a name that isnt taken already Pam / Rincognito: The Sensible Party Harvie: Not possible in politics MP of Cleveland: The Zombies for Fluoridation Party. real rich-c: sounds too close to Common Sense - and that's a very dirty word in Ontario right now MP of Cleveland: The Red-Headed League. Pam / Rincognito: we'll make it possible Harvie Guy B.: Ok, folks. I'm going to go. I'll see how Saturday looks. Otherwise, next week. Happy 4th to our USA folks. Pam / Rincognito: pretty much, Rich, because Graeme is going to be the front man MP of Cleveland: Happy 4th to you, Guy. Pam / Rincognito: Night Guy real rich-c: right, Guy - happy Independence Day weekend to you Ron: Nite Guy. be well Harvie: Goodnight Guy Guy B.: Thanks everyone. See you, poof!
Guy B. left chat session Ron: Oh yes, we have a parade downtown tomorrow MP of Cleveland: Does that mean that your hair is now red too, Pam? Ron: must go see it Pam / Rincognito: red highlights : ) MP of Cleveland: Marie at work? Or Rin experimenting on you? MP of Cleveland: And that must mean that Rin is bleach-blonde now... Pam / Rincognito: nope, it's my standard colour that lights up in the sun real rich-c: Pam actually has a red cast to her hair naturally, though it depends on the light Harvie: Payday at the base Ron? Ron: I am the founding member of "The Loyal Order of Ballot Box Equivocators" real rich-c: red hair is quite common in her family on both sides MP of Cleveland: Quantum election theory. Pam / Rincognito: oh, you're the person rejecting ballots : ) MP of Cleveland: A vote will appear of its own accord from the aether. Ron: There were only 5 places to mark my X and I just didn't know Ron: We even had a Marxist Lennist right here in the Valley MP of Cleveland: A line for write-ins? Pam / Rincognito: we had someone who voted for everyone real rich-c: we had our parade last weekend - a million people turned up Harvie: Aether it will or it won't Doc Pam / Rincognito: no write-ins here Ron: no = no writ ins Ron: write MP of Cleveland: <smirk?> MP of Cleveland: <smirk> I meant, Harvie. real rich-c: seems gay pride is a rather big deal here - and useful tourist draw MP of Cleveland: No write-ins? How undemocratic! Ron: And our Marxist Lenninist actually got 110 votes Pam / Rincognito: better than our Green candidate -she only got 7 Pam / Rincognito: I did get one for the Communist party Ron: indeed MP of Cleveland: How can you have an election without the option to cast your vote for Mickey Mouse? Ron: Always knew there was something wrong with this country, Dr. D real rich-c: there was one riding whre the Marxist - Leninist actually had teh lead in teh first few polls Harvie: Or Ralph Nader MP of Cleveland: I think there is more right with it than wrong, Ron. Ron: could b e Pam / Rincognito: see? Honourary Canadian MP of Cleveland: Nader, unsafe at any speed. real rich-c: who needs Nader when we have about a dozen parties already? Ron: we have no hanging chads MP of Cleveland: Hangin's too good for 'em! Ron: tee hee real rich-c: Pam, how many names (roughly) are eleible to vote at a single poll? Ron: the debate over proportional representation rages anew MP of Cleveland: Not sure about Honourary Canadian...but I did draw a red maple leaf on our planning calendar in the kitchen for tomorrow. Pam / Rincognito: what do you mean Dad? MP of Cleveland: I also drew a firecracker for Sunday. real rich-c: there's a voters list for each poll - typically, how many names will be on it? Pam / Rincognito: about 450, Dad Pam / Rincognito: if mine was anything to go by real rich-c: so the poll clerks would have about 150 - 300 ballots to count, then real rich-c: 250-300 Ron: Well, I will say this: usually by the time the TV coverage here begins, it's all over. Pam / Rincognito: depends on turnout, Dad Ron: At least this year we got to watch it before it was all over Pam / Rincognito: actually, they worked to correct that this time, Ron Ron: not that it made any difference. It was still all over real rich-c: yes, your riding was one whe everyone sat on their hands - under 50% voted Ron: and the winner won by less than 350 votes Ron: Vancouver Island North? Harvie: It may not be over yet MP of Cleveland: Must be painful to ride while sitting on your hands. Ron: We have 1 poll that still hasn't reported real rich-c: guess that's why less than half showed up Pam / Rincognito: considering how swamped the returning offices were, I'm not surprised real rich-c: what time did you wind up and go home, Pam? Pam / Rincognito: by the time I dropped off my ballot box and got home it was 11:10 pm Pam / Rincognito: long day Ron: did you get paid for your efforts? real rich-c: you phoned in teh results first though, didn't you? Pam / Rincognito: of course, do you think I'd work 15 hours for free???? Ron: I know I wouldn't MP of Cleveland: If you were really behind your candidate, maybe. Pam / Rincognito: no, because we had a central poll supervisor, we gave our results to her and she was supposed to phone them in real rich-c: no, if you're partisan, you get your party to appoint you as a scrutineer Pam / Rincognito: of course, by the time I left to take in my ballot box, she still hadn't been able to get through Ron: We are not automated at all in this country Dr. D real rich-c: guess that's why your riding was so very slow to show results Ron: it' MP of Cleveland: Well, with your population, it will still work unautomated... real rich-c: have a discussion going on CC about how to vote Ron: the ballots are physically marked and physically counted Ron: yes real rich-c: many of the Americans feel their system makes abuse far too easy and do not trust it MP of Cleveland: I have to agree. Pam / Rincognito: and some of us actually count them twice to make sure : ) real rich-c: they are quite envious of the Canadian system with all its checks and paper trails MP of Cleveland: But it's mostly because the ratio of elected guy to population is so small now. MP of Cleveland: Nobody feels ownership of the process any more. MP of Cleveland: The guy I vote for isn't my neighbor any more. MP of Cleveland: Or has no hope of ever being my neighbor. Pam / Rincognito: the municipal ballot was automated real rich-c: many feel that the new automated voting systems are very eager to rig - and the company with the contract is rigid neo-con MP of Cleveland: Feel nothing, every one ever deployed has been cracked by security people with surprisingly little effort. Ron: vote early, vote often real rich-c: well yes, to the punch-card level - but there is still the paper trail real rich-c: some objected that our system had to be slow - I pointed out it was so fast the tv couldn't keep up Ron: However..... if I had to vote for various candidates at various levels and various jobs as well as a bunch of referanda, think I'd probably want some tech help Pam / Rincognito: except for the reporting part : ) MP of Cleveland: The Toronto Star had a link to an autoupdating webpage, that I let run overnight. It was quite detailed. real rich-c: in fact often there was so much screen activity all at once that I was missing thigs Harvie: Why should the election process be any more legitimate than the governing process? Ron: Mother had the same problem Rich. She kept asking me why they didn Ron: didn't show the party behind each candidate's picture real rich-c: well, at lest we know in electing these guys we wre the victims of our own stupidity, not some nefarious plot Ron: In fact, they did. And when I explained they were all colour coded, then she got it Pam / Rincognito: depended which channel you were watching, Ron Ron: Global Pam / Rincognito: didn't like Global's setup much Ron: me neither, but somehow I remained glued to it real rich-c: I settled for the old reliable CBC Ron: Ah the Mothercorp Ron: bless her indeed Pam / Rincognito: we were switching back and forth from Global to CBC, to City, to CTV real rich-c: well, it got me to bed at midnight knowing the result - and I'm in the Eastern time zone Harvie: I settled for Monday Nighy Raw Harvie: Night Ron: see ya Harvie Pam / Rincognito: it was 2:45 by the time I went to bed - by which time I'd been up for 20 hours. I didn't so much fall asleep as pass out MP of Cleveland: Bye Harvie. Harvie: Goodnight All
Harvie left chat session MP of Cleveland: Hey, Dr. D. hours, Pam. real rich-c: well, tomorrow is a holiday so you can catch up on any more sleep you need real rich-c: Harvie, next Computer Fair July 25, Leaside Pam / Rincognito: yeah, I know, but when I got home I was really keyed up, and Erin was on the phone to Windsor and she was really keyed up, and between us we generated enough energy to power the city for a couple of hours real rich-c: oops, too late Ron: I have a $10 ticket on one of these Duckie Races, so I have to go down town around 10 am Ron: to see if my Ron: Duckie is swimming upstream MP of Cleveland: I can't imagine getting so excited over an election, unless some close kin of mine were a candidate. Pam / Rincognito: <E> the rubber duckie race? Ron: yup MP of Cleveland: You need a radio-controlled duck. Ron: exactly Ron: but alas, the all get dumped in at a specified spot Pam / Rincognito: <E> I always wanted to race a rubber duckie : ) real rich-c: oh, we need to take our elections seriously Ron: and must travel a stated distance real rich-c: we still have a hope of keeping the Neanderthals in check, most of the time MP of Cleveland: Hey, I resemble a Neanderthal! Ron: Again.... thank God we don't get as much government as we pay for real rich-c: well no, but some of your politicians do Ron: I now look forward to becoming a CNN junkie on Election Night south of the border real rich-c: our latest election was described as a battle between fear and loathing MP of Cleveland: Oh pleez, just go to bed. Ron: oh no, oh no, I could not even think of it real rich-c: the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November will prove again it is hard to demonstrate the existence of intelligent life on Earth Ron: Wonder if it will be all over in one night or will there be drama for weeks to come real rich-c: Ron, don't even think of it Ron: :) MP of Cleveland: Let the Yank-bashing begin! real rich-c: Pam, did you see anything in the paper about garbage collections this week? Pam / Rincognito: I haven't even seen a paper, Dad Ron: well, it wasn't so much that Dr. D. I mean we're not exactly short of things to bash on our own side of the border real rich-c: oh, our calendar shows a collection tomorrow, and that can't be right Pam / Rincognito: however, since tomorrow a holiday I suspect that everythign will be screwed up for a couple of weeks Ron: But I can remember thinking... here is the most powerful nation on earth, locked in a dead heat over choosing its leader Ron: And it's come down to one state Pam / Rincognito: we're supposed to have recycling collection tomorrow - because of the holiday, I suspect we won't get it at all Ron: But at least that nation did so in a peaceful and ordered manner real rich-c: yep, crooked, and with the odd riot, but basically peaceful and ordered Pam / Rincognito: I was actually surprised by the number of people who were so trusting with their ballots on Monday real rich-c: you mean like handing them in unfolded and stuff? Ron: yep. I put mind, properly folded, into a box. I have no idea what happened to it after that Pam / Rincognito: no handing them to me then walking away without ensuring they were deposited Ron: trust Pam / Rincognito: and what part of "hand it back to me folded the same way" did they not understand? real rich-c: huh - you wre the DRO not the poll clerk - you must have had some slow poll clerks Pam / Rincognito: ?? Pam / Rincognito: I was the only one allowed to handle the ballots, Dad Pam / Rincognito: besides the elector, of course real rich-c: the ballot is to be returned to the poll clerk to have the counterfoil removed, not the DRO Pam / Rincognito: no one is to handle the ballots except the DRO, Dad Ron: what's DRO ?? Pam / Rincognito: I was the one tearing off the !@#$%^& counterfoils real rich-c: I thought the DRO was responsible for a group of polls, not just one Ron: in the Forces it would be "Daily Routine Orders" Pam / Rincognito: deputy returning officer, Ron Ron: thank you Pam / Rincognito: that's the returning officer, Dad MP of Cleveland: Democracy-Repelling Officer MP of Cleveland: :-) Ron: ha.... closer Dr. D. MP of Cleveland: Dirty Rotten Ogre? real rich-c: OK - then you had one poll and one clerk to work with you? Pam / Rincognito: we really need to have a chat with the company that prints the ballots Pam / Rincognito: correct Pam / Rincognito: I resemble that remark, Rich real rich-c: yes, if ours wre any example, those perforations could have been a lot better made Pam / Rincognito: oh, yeah Ron: by the way guys...... on a totally unrelated subject MP of Cleveland: Digita Rights Operator MP of Cleveland: Digital Ron: I do not believe I'm going to make it to El Paso Pam / Rincognito: especially at the end - I went through so many ballots that it was hard to keep up real rich-c: next election, get on the party list erly so you get the advance polls and regular election day MP of Cleveland: Oh dear, Ron. Ron: many reasons, all of them compelling real rich-c: except of course by then you'll be working... Pam / Rincognito: you can't work both the advance and regular polls Dad MP of Cleveland: SIgh, are we going to have enough in attendance to make a financial go of it? MP of Cleveland: Only BobS could say, I think. Ron: yes. Ron: Will have to talk to Bob about all this, but at the moment I just can't commit real rich-c: that's rough, Ron, but I can identify - I don't think my health will allow it either MP of Cleveland: Right now I count 4 Slopsemas, 2 Vilneffs, 1 Rin, 1 Guy, 1 Dr.D... Pam / Rincognito: I don't think we're going either, Rich Pam / Rincognito: I counted 10 MP of Cleveland: I would presume Murray, but haven't heard from him in ages...nor from any Wicks. Pam / Rincognito: Bob, Judy, Meeka, Doug, Murray, Rich, Dale, Jillian, Erin, Guy MP of Cleveland: I thought you typed earlier tonight that you and Russell would be there. Pam / Rincognito: and the Stones MP of Cleveland: Maybe that was about something else. Pam / Rincognito: no I said I don't think we'll be going real rich-c: no, she said she doubted she would make it, Rich MP of Cleveland: I misread, then. MP of Cleveland: 10 plus Jack and Jean, that is really, well, small. Pam / Rincognito: unless I get a much better paying job and they allow me to take the time off, I don't think we're going to make it MP of Cleveland: Are you working now? Pam / Rincognito: not yet MP of Cleveland: :-( Pam / Rincognito: agreed Ron: a job is good MP of Cleveland: And I will only be able to go for 2 days/2 nights, so I am not $$$-wise a full delegate. MP of Cleveland: I will come for what I can come for unless BobS calls it off. Ron: we'll just have to establish a vpn Pam / Rincognito: a what? Ron: Virtual Private Network real rich-c: virtual private network
(The lights sudddenly go out) MP of Cleveland: So I guess I will have to make an ADAMcon 16.5 then to visit the homebound Canadian contingent. real rich-c: is that a hint? Ron: Are Bob and Judy away? MP of Cleveland: Who did that? Pam / Rincognito: no, it meant I'm still in the dark Pam / Rincognito: yes they are Ron Ron: ah real rich-c: I'm not sure I will dare set foot in an aircraft this year, or any scheduled carrier real rich-c: but anyplace in driving range with teh trailer (whre we can take our time) might be feasible real rich-c: too bad this wasnt a Cleveland or Grand Rapids - or even Chicago year MP of Cleveland: Well, Jack and Jean deserve to see us, Richard, IMHO. real rich-c: I agree 100%, Rich - but look at the numbers Ron: Well, I have a number of reasons, any one of which taken by itself doesn't sound very compelling, but in total, is another story MP of Cleveland: Numbers schmumbers...numbers were used to argue for why it should be in Salt Lake City, and then the numbers people never showed... real rich-c: three of five men do not get to their 75th birthday - I'm less than 14 months short of that Ron: I still agree with our rationale behind choosing El Paso MP of Cleveland: Nobody has illegit reasons, don't get me wrong. real rich-c: and I am showing the wear around the edges that creates that figure real rich-c: I simply do not have the physical stamina for what that trip involves MP of Cleveland: Only you know how you feel, Richard. real rich-c: and for me it's a guessing game - with srious penaltis if I guess wrong Pam / Rincognito: and for me, any other year it wouldn't be a problem, but because of my employment situation, I doubt there's any way Ron: One thing I do not want.... if for this annual gathering of ours to end, because this year for me is a bit of an exception real rich-c: I strongly secondd that emotion, Ron'you have no idea how disappointed I am; I really wanted to visit BC again and have never experienced anything like El Paso - and time is getting short MP of Cleveland: There is always the model I proposed some years ago, which is just call whoever meets wherever with an ADAM (or now ADAM emulator) in tow an ADAMcon. MP of Cleveland: Depending on what Bob's arrangements with the hotel are, this one may or may not be like that. Pam / Rincognito: hence, 15.5 Ron: yes Dr. D. and I think that's what we need to go to MP of Cleveland: Depends on whether the pricing is independent of attendance. Ron: Well, we got a bit of a break here, but probably not a whole lot Ron: $5. or $10 per room MP of Cleveland: XIII was mostly independent of attendance, a few more would have gotten a lower rate on the meeting room, but that is all. real rich-c: also depends if we can get a place and time all can accept - you wil recall I was very dubious about El Paso from the beginning Ron: Given circumstances here Rich, I'm not sure any particular month would have been any better than any other MP of Cleveland: "I told you so" is not a very comforting thing to hear right now, Richard, with all due respect. MP of Cleveland: What you are saying tonight is basically if it wasn't at the Travelodge Yorkdale (now closed) or similar close place, your health wouldn't stand the trip. real rich-c: I understand that, Rich, and that isn't the intention. Rather, don't dump on me when I gave you such long advance warning of the difficulties MP of Cleveland: Something will happen, it always does. MP of Cleveland: We'll see what that is. real rich-c: that's a bit of an exaggeration Rich but unfortunately not as much as I could wish MP of Cleveland: A Canadian ADAMcon will be up to Dale, and was indeed slated for next year. Ron: I think, you go with whomever is coming MP of Cleveland: Though since nobody has heard from Dale, who knows. Ron: was the same last year. I had to actually phone him.... and discovered there was never any doubt about his coming here Pam / Rincognito: Actually, when i talked to Dale he was still planning on having the con here next year MP of Cleveland: And I have heard naught from Herman or George for almost 2 years now. Ron: so I wouldn't worry about that real rich-c: with COPD and A-fib and sudden sensitivity to colds, flying to the highest-humidex spot in North America is not the course of ultimate wisdom Pam / Rincognito: and he was planning on being in El Paso MP of Cleveland: SO I think they are so deep into retirement that they are not in the picture anymore, either. real rich-c: I had a very distressing episode earlier this week, simply from a cold that never developed MP of Cleveland: I will pay to go, so long as it isn't called off. I got a bit of a raise with my new position. MP of Cleveland: And whoever can attend will be stewards until the next cycle. That is all we can do. And have fun doing it. Ron: exactly Pam / Rincognito: here's a thought - if there's a lottery win, we'll charter a flight from a central location and everyone can go - sound good? real rich-c: don't see any better course of action MP of Cleveland: And if it's called off, I will show Rin how to use an ADAM from the inside out sometime in January probably. MP of Cleveland: And the rest of you are welcome to watch. Ron: :) Pam / Rincognito: Erin is snickering in the background MP of Cleveland: Or demonstrate yourselves. real rich-c: right - how are you at rigging Super 7? Ron: Wherever two or three are gathered together Pam / Rincognito: not so good - any luck with 6/49? MP of Cleveland: She can at least play games. Spy Hunter is fun. And I can burn the Pac Man prototype to a real cartridge. real rich-c: I quit buying when they doubled the price - another McGuinty mistake Ron: a toonie out here too Pam / Rincognito: how about this, Dad - we'll pick our numbers, then everyone else can work around them MP of Cleveland: Lotteries are for loonies anyway :-) real rich-c: I do quick pick on Super 7 real rich-c: right, wse call them the tax on idiots Ron: is there a difference between a fool and an idiot? I heard "a tax on fools" MP of Cleveland: Richard, did you ever get your Guinness tonight? real rich-c: sharp at 10 p.m., Rich - I needed it MP of Cleveland: I had some Mug root beer about then :-) real rich-c: oh, at her birthday dinner Pam has Dad's cream soda, so that is still around MP of Cleveland: Did you get your free dinner, Pam? MP of Cleveland: Or did you have to wash dishes for it? Pam / Rincognito: yes, i did Pam / Rincognito: get it free, I mean MP of Cleveland: haha MP of Cleveland: What was on the menu? MP of Cleveland: Truffles? Caviare? Pam / Rincognito: a little of everything - tuckers is an all you can eat buffet real rich-c: far too much unusually appealing stuff, truth to tell MP of Cleveland: Oh boy, then you shouldn't have gone home hungry. Pam / Rincognito: stuffed to the gills, thank you real rich-c: I regained almost all the weight I lost the days before MP of Cleveland: I guess the name is from the phrase "tuck in" = American "dig in"? MP of Cleveland: Oft seen in Harry Potter... Pam / Rincognito: isn't it derived from Mother Tuckers, Dad? Pam / Rincognito: now Tuckers Marketplace Ron: was gonna say real rich-c: no, it's an American chain that began as "Mother Tuckers" - you take it from there Ron: when i was east, think it was Mother Tucker's MP of Cleveland: Haven't heard of that one.