Friday, July 9, 2010

Lucia Friday night free for all

Chat time.
All welcome.

62 comment(s):

KG said...

Hi Lucia Maria. Still wet, still cold here. Alfie's curled up in front of the fire and we're off to try and snatch an hour's sleep before work.

Lucia Maria said...

Hi KG,

If you're reading this, why aren't you sleeping! :)

Inventory2 said...

Evening all - flippin' freezing in W(h)anganui

KG said...

lol! um..well...another post, finish my drink and top up the fire--while Gecko goes to see what kind of wildlife Boyd just dragged in....

ZenTiger said...

Evening all. Two questions before I head off to gather food:

1. What do people think about the author icons I've added to the post title? Adds a bit of colour? Unnecessary?

(I may have to call on Andrei to help with the vertical alignment, haven't cracked that issue yet)

2. Question for you I2: What do you think of the rename of Whanganui, and is Whanganui happy with it, resigned to it, or something else?

Ozy Mandias said...

Evening all.

Zen the icons look fantastic but beware. I attempted to add a small lugin to my blog two days ago and uploaded a virus. OZYMNANDIAS WARNING DEAD!!! Trying my best to fix things up but could be a while. Needs a Lazarus style come back. Feels like a death in the family but maybe time to just have a rest from blogging for a while can be consuming.

Lucia Maria said...

Oh KG, that's very naughty. You're going to run out of time to sleep.

Hi I2. It's cold here. My outdoor weather thermometer is reading 8.1 degrees... whoops, walked away for 5 minutes or so while typing this comment, and now it's 8 degrees.

Zen, I like the icons. Can't see anything wrong with them.

Lucia Maria said...

Hi Ozy,

That's not good. Hope you work out a way to fix your blog soon.

Andrei said...

Good evening all;

A virus Ozy? What sort of virus?

Zen what is required is
style="vertical-align:middle;" to the image tags that should do it.

Now to figure out why despite there being 9 comments on this post the blog says there is only 1.

I hope the commenting problem of this week is not about to return

Ozy Mandias said...

No worries Lucia, it is not the end of the workld. How are the holidays going???

Inventory2 said...

@ ZT - Wanganui/Whanganui - it really doesn't bother me one way or t'other, and most people I know here think likewise. I refer to the city now as W(h)anganui when I'm blogging, just to stir the pot up a little bit!

Lucia Maria said...

Andrei,

I think the commenting bug is trying to return, but is being held off. Earlier I noticed Zen's comment in my email, but it didn't turn up in the pop up comments. Maybe 5 or 10 minutes later, though it did turn up.

Lucia Maria said...

Ozy,

I've enjoyed the holidays so far. I have done way too much blogging and commenting, but that's easy to do when I'm not feeling well. Earlier in the week I had a cold, but I'm feeling much better now.

So today, more tidying and housework and a lot less commenting and posting.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Good evening everyone.
Even on the sun-kissed Hibiscus Coast it is cold tonight.
Given up on the electric heaters and went up the road for a bag of logs.
First log fire of the winter.
Might have to organise a delivery.

Lucia Maria said...

Hi FFM,

Yeah, it's that cold. I do almost the whole heating thing - heat pump, electric fan heater and oil heaters, as well as a gas fire.

Ozy Mandias said...

Next Lucia try the oven. 250 degrees fan bake, open the door and all gather round. Worked in my flatting days!!!

ZenTiger said...

Thanks I2, I was curious. Extrapolating, it seems that when things change politically, if a politician rides it out, they might get away with it.

Will Key ever be electorally punished for ignoring the smacking referendum and installing the ETS? Quite possibly not. Things have to provide a continuing hurt to remain in the public consciousness I suspect, and rising taxes and changed laws just get lumped in with the ongoing CPI increases, the interest rate increases, the exchange rate losses etc.

homepaddock said...

* degrees? Try cloudless sky, lots of stars and -1 already.

Think it's time for someone to yell fire in Invercargill. Ranfurly Shield challenge 10 -3 to Southland and they're likely to get considerably further in front of North Otago before long.

ZenTiger said...

Andrei, thanks, that was the command I was playing with, but against the heading style. Will focus on the img tag and give it another go later.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Ozy, that's what I used to do flatting in Christchurch.
It gets cold down there.

Hi Lucyna

I think it's been a quiet week on the politics front.
It says it all when the two big political stories today concern rugby.
We have the fuss over Party Central and yet more fuss over some non-pc comments by a 'rugby ambassador,' whatever one of those is.
More bread and circuses for the masses.

ZenTiger said...

Bad news then Homepaddock? Maye you can call on the central government to come in, halt the game and appoint new a team?

Ozy Mandias said...

FFM I also did time at Canterbury Uni. Had to keep my foot down at the lights, with my handbrake on to stop my car stalling it was that cold.
Thankfully those days are past us now we have signed up to the ETS. I can feel the climate righting itself as i type and polar ice levels increasing. Planet earth saved by John Key!

Lucia Maria said...

Oh no, my oven doesn't have fan bake!

But at least it works now, as Mr Maria put in a new oven element for me last week. Otherwise, I'd be stuck trying to get warm with the grill and all the stove elements on!

Lucia Maria said...

I'm currently hemming curtains. Our little cat peed on one of them last night, I think because playing to wake us up so she can go out doesn't always work quickly enough. So, the affected curtain and it's fellows have all been washed today, and are now being hemmed. Up to curtain 3 of 4.

Oswald Bastable said...

I'm glad I cut that manuka last year.

A bit chilly here, but I'm heading up into the Tararuas next week for a few days tramping in the white stuff.

scrubone said...

Well, I was going to say something very profound but forgot just now.

Very warm in our house though - well insulated and a nice powerful heat pump recently installed :)

Redbaiter said...

Just thought you guys might like to know I'm still amusing myself over at Editing Teh Herald. (you remember the pro abortion post)

I've apparently recruited a whole new bunch of Redbaiter obsessives.

Quite fascinating to observe how people can project such a huge degree of political ignorance and self congratulatory smugness at the same time.

Sad too to see such sameness of political perspective. They know nothing outside what the Progressives have inculcated in them.

This site frequently features.

Here I Stand said...

Evening all - cold but no wind thankfully, off to collect my quota of possum fur for the night!

scrubone said...

Ah, yes abortion.

Isn't it horrifying how viciously some will defend their right to kill in order not to continue an inconvenient pregnancy they voluntarily started?

Oswald Bastable said...

I wonder how many of them could whack a chook's head off with the tomahawk- yet having a baby killed...

Redbaiter said...

Lucia you should check out the Sarah Palin video on KG's site. You might be able to identify with it.

scrubone said...

The problem with Sarah Palin is that you're never sure if people have a problem with her, or with the bizarre stories that have been made up about her.

ZenTiger said...

A set of jumper leads walk into a bar. The bartender says, 'I'll serve you, but don't start anything.'

Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.

A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm, and says: 'A beer please, and one for the road.'

scrubone said...

A piece of string walks into a bar. The barkeeper refused to serve him. "We don't serve string here"

He went outside and twisted himself up, ruffled his hair and walked back inside.

"Are you a piece of string?" asks the barman?

"No, I'm a frayed knot".

scrubone said...

Finally, a fatwa we can all agree with!
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10657739

Redbaiter said...

"I wonder how many of them could whack a chook's head off with the tomahawk"

First you'd have to tell them what a tomahawk was.

There are a couple of those nasty little low IQ narcissists there who just try so hard to draw some attention to themselves.

You know when you go to the supermarket and there's some horrible little brat there who constantly screams for mother's attention?

Its like they've grown up and now write comments on blogs as a substitute for the screaming they used to do in supermarkets.

Lucia Maria said...

I had a look, RB. I wasn't sure which one it was, so I played the Mama Grizzle one, and that was it!

Though, if it were NZ, it'd be a whole lot of scary women coming to kill the babies.

Lucia Maria said...

I like Sarah Palin. I hope her and Jindal take over the White House in the next election, whenever that is (I lose track).

Lucia Maria said...

Here I Stand,

What's this about possum fur? Are you off hunting?

Lucia Maria said...

HomePaddock,

Is it any colder out your way now? We're at 5.6 degrees now, but still positive. But then, we're by the coast and it's been drizzling all day.

Ciaron said...

Having time on my hands, I've been doing some work on some unfinished models, these aren't mine but with any luck mine will look like these:

this ones been on the go since 2003
http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/78013bismarck/top.jpg
I'm doing the camo on the hull now, just need to paint the deck then I can assemble.

I've been working on this one for a good five years: http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd301/gnielsenjp/IMG_5002.jpg
tonight, I made the 4 main seatbelts that you can see in the drivers seat. Fiddly stuff threading 2mm strips through photo etched buckles.

scrubone said...

The thing I love about Palin is that, while Obama still won't say barley 10 words without his teleprompter, her best like of the campaign was ad-libbed when hers broke down temporary.

ZenTiger said...

Very cool.

What comes after the Bismarck?

The Hood, I guess. I found a picture of the battle cruiser HMS Hood here (after the battle with the Bismarck):

HMS Hood fighting the Bismarck

ZenTiger said...

Red, arguing with progressives would only be regressive. But I wouldn't want to reduce them to stereotypes, they might think I'm a vegetarian :-)

Here I Stand said...

Lucia - at $95 per kg it's a nice sideline to my day job... tonights one and only possum droppped straight into the middle of a drain so it stays there, once the price gets to $900 per kg I will get cold AND wet but for now cold will do.

ZenTiger said...

Scrubone, yes Palin is good value. Scares the liberals into making up all sorts of stories in the hopes that no Democrat would accidentally vote for her because she is a women.

And the US can't rely on Jack Bauer forever, not with the health plan they are on.

mojo said...

Yep ... no 'line of sight' there.
But not all bad Zen ... I can think of some nice veg.

scrubone said...

Hm, it's been a long time before I killed one of those pesky marsupials. I can't recall the prices, but I recall they might have crashed in the early 90's.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Hi Ozy

I did not study at Canterbury. I went to Warwick in England.
I lived in Christchurch around 2004 for a year having had enough of Auckland.
I like the place.

KG, Lucia Maria and others- I like the Palin video too and posted it at my place.
I like the idea of the Mamma grizzlies devouring the Obamination and leaving a few bomes left of the Dummicrats.
It could well happen judging by the polls.

Ciaron said...

This one is waiting to be built then my Jedi skills may be sufficient to take on this. I'm also working on putting some L.E.D.'s in this as a night light for the boy.

Ciaron said...

Har Har on the photo :)

mojo said...

50 comments ... I want to be number 50 Lucyna ... evening.

Lucia Maria said...

Mojo, if I delete the duplicates ... I'll see what I can do.

Lucia Maria said...

Nope, can't do it.

mojo said...

Oh dear ... timing is all!

ZenTiger said...

I'd love a tour of one of those aircraft carriers. They are like cities on water.

mojo said...

Yep ... & enuf fusion to maintain an inner warmth, so needed on these cool nites.
So how was the pizza Zen?

ZenTiger said...

Funnily enough, vegetarian!

Although I did add pineapple, whilst wondering if I could get Dominos to do apple and banana on Pizza.

I.M Fletcher said...

*pokes head in door. Sees everyone gone to sleep. Looks at watch - goodness is that the time! Time for my bed also!*

Hope everyone stays warm.

Redbaiter said...

As their comments show this morning, those sick and despicable little obsessives at "Editing The Herald" actually monitor conversations here. Creepy or what??

Lucia Maria said...

It's not so bad. Maybe they'll learn something. And it is the nature of the internet, to be voyeurs into other people's conversations.

ZenTiger said...

Thanks Andrei - looks great!

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