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Old 02-09-2007, 05:53 PM   #26
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that would be a bit toasty in my book!
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:19 PM   #27
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We had several weeks of cold weather here in Denver (well, Denver South suburbs and at 6400 feet), starting with the first big snow (in mid-December). And, for the first time in years, the snow didn't melt. It looked like a Saratoga winter ... when they had snow. They do have a cold spell now, but no snow.

It warmed up about a week ago. On Monday I noticed that it got to 60. So Tuesday and Wednesday I went biking, leaving home once it was over 50, and dodging the piles of snow in the street. Most streets were pretty clear. Today it didn't get over about 45, so I didn't bike, but I have my fingers crossed.

The 2 feet of snow in my yard is down to about 8". Here's hoping.
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:24 PM   #28
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Do you have a same hobby of mine, Val, Mountain Biking? Or are you talking something else?
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:17 AM   #29
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To me, it feels like it's colder than a ditch diggers toes in a bottomless well. .
Very akin to one of my favorite sayings, which happens to be quite appropriate right about now.

It's colder than a well-diggers ass in January!
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:16 AM   #30
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Very akin to one of my favorite sayings, which happens to be quite appropriate right about now.

It's colder than a well-diggers ass in January!
OK I took up the challenge of more googling and found this

on
http://www.fansinblack.com/x/showthread.php?t=19338
which led mre to
http://www.fansinblack.com/x/showthr...389#post155389
where above that picture is this "caption"
"But it's colder than a well diggers a$$ at 40ft. . need that hot coffee this am
And for good measure I then google image searched for "Buddha's a$$" and was rewarded with this picture

whose caption is
"This is the 12m wide by 17m high Buddha at Ayuttaya"
where Ayuttaya is in Thailand but if you hover over the picture you get the HTML "alt" title
"One big-ass Buddha at Ayutthaya"
Fulsome apologies if this offends anybody because of its religious implications and any Buddhists reading this of course

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Old 02-10-2007, 05:57 PM   #31
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Hi timetraveler,

How do you make "housesocks"? :D They sound warm even just hearing the name.
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:40 PM   #32
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They're not too hard to make, really. See, I started making them when I found a neat little thing from a company in Utah. The product name is Knifty Knitters. )
Read all about it at:-
http://decoraccentsinc.com/knifty_knitters.html
or read
http://www.feedshow.com/show_items-f...08727650f57bd0
where I read
"I have also order Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino for my sockret pal's socks, the yarn will make comfy housesocks for this winter but unfortunately the colors are all pastels so I intend to overdye."
an another message on the same forum


The postman delivered a wonderful box from my KTS swap pal Samantha at mrspao.com today. It came all the way from the UK and
included 100g of wool nylon sock yarn from a small English company called Curious Yarns in a deep winter colorway (I can see
myself wearing these socks this winter),
Fascinating stuff ladies
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:11 AM   #33
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timetraveler and johnfowles,

Thank you both so much. Having never joined a chat group(this one is probably special), I can't believe people who don't know me could be so helpful. I am an artist and color is one of my passions. Listening to Gordon sing and making housesocks sounds like a little bit of heaven. I have a Wal-Mart down the street and can hardly wait to check this out. Thank you both so much again. I'll let you know what I make. :D
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:36 AM   #34
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Hi DSR,

The folks here are the finest group of people I have ever known. It's wonderful you can join us, and I'm sure you'll love it here.

And back to Brrrrr for a moment. My feet and a** were a tad on the cold side today too. I had to work early today, and there are no early commuter trains on the weekend, so I had to wait on two very cold streets for a couple of busses. I think both Uppsala and Stockholm were in the -15C to -20C range between 5.30am and 7am this morn.

When I hit the office, the hot coffee (or six) got poured down me very quickly! :D
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:57 PM   #35
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Hello all,

It's me the California girl. we are leaving for Philadelphia Tuesday. There has not been very much snow there this year but the storm is suppose to start Tuesday. Sure wish I had time to make my houseshoes. The nights are suppose to be in the mid teens and mid 30ish during the day. Good thing I own a lot of socks. Already looking forward to getting back home and playing with my Knifty Knitters stuff.

Thanks again Jessie-Joe and Sir John
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Old 02-11-2007, 11:02 PM   #36
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Thanks again Jessie-Joe and Sir John
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I'm much too young to feel this damn old.
You got that wrong DSR
surely your signature should be tada tada!!
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I'm much too young to feel this damn cold.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:38 AM   #37
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Okay John,

That plane went right over my head.
I guess I will have to ask my husband to explain it to me.
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:45 AM   #38
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Okay, sometimes Rose is dreaming. Sorry John. Now I am laughing so hard my stomach hurts. I love to laugh and people here have a wonderful sense of humor. :D


I'm old and cold. :D
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Old 02-12-2007, 06:30 AM   #39
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Okay, sometimes Rose is dreaming. Sorry John. Now I am laughing so hard my stomach hurts. I love to laugh and people here have a wonderful sense of humor. :D


I'm old and cold. :D
i am very pleased you got it Rose eventually and enjoyed my jest. Just one small point though,
Being British born and bread I have a wonderful sense of humoUr, so watch it!!

Lots of great British comedy clips here:-

Just click each thumbnail on the page thst should open.
a British television sitcom called "Porridge" just right for a COLD morning!!
(in the UK being in prison is called "doing porridge")
My favoUrites are the second and third from the top row

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Old 02-12-2007, 03:01 PM   #40
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big fan of ronnie barker here!
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:31 AM   #41
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Loved Porridge. Great show.
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:33 PM   #42
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:32 PM   #43
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I imagine the focal point of this pic is the yarn, but what stood out to me immediately is the 2 bars of Lindt "Excellence" Dark Chocolate, 70% cocoa none the less :D Ooooooh....... This is my favorite brand of chocolate. :D
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:39 PM   #44
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I also thought of another way of keeping warm on some of these nasty cold days. First, you get into your flannel pj's, then grab a big bowl of either chili, chicken noodle soup or dumplings, or a nice hearty beef stew or soup. or all of them, depending on just how cold it is. :D Then, you grab yourself a big mug of hot coffee, tea, or hot cocoa & wrap up in the biggest quilt that you can find. For me, that cuts the frosty feeling real good.
Yeah thats what we've been doing, along with keeping the fireplace going. Still colder than a well-diggers ass here and a blizzard-warning in effect to boot. Can't wait until next week, where the only arse I'll be thinking of is my own baking on the beach of Cancun, Mexico!! :D I leave on the 21st - not soon enough!
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We've got that nor'easter boring down on us, so our pantry is replenished, the shovels are at hand, and I'm hoping there's a snow day tomorrow so I can sleep in, lol. We're expecting 12-24". [correction: now 18-36"]

One of my favorite investments from years ago was an electric mattress pad. It fits over the mattress and under the bottom sheet, warms in zones (warmest at the feet, cooler as it rises) and is dual control, one for each side of the bed if your honey likes it warmer or cooler. Preset that baby to 5 a half hour before bed and you're good to go for the night, or any time. Our front bedrooms get the north winds, so I bought one for each bed in those rooms.

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Old 02-14-2007, 04:40 PM   #46
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Can't wait until next week, where the only arse I'll be thinking of is my own baking on the beach of Cancun, Mexico!! I leave on the 21st - not soon enough!




Have a great time Jennifer and, Take care, Stay Safe!!~Jesse~
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Okay, they tell me the cold stuff coming out of the sky in Philly is snow, sleet and freezing rain. The low temperature tomorrow is 0 with a high of frigid.
For those of you who live where it is really cold this might seem like a heat wave. My husband is trying to thaw our little dog out. He just put her in the microwave. :D

Rose is a total tease. But this is very cold to us. Hopefully, our show will go well and we can thaw out next week.

Jenifer, have a great time in Cancun.
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You are most welcome Dream Street. I also thought of another way of keeping warm on some of these nasty cold days. First, you get into your flannel pj's, then grab a big bowl of either chili, chicken noodle soup or dumplings, or a nice hearty beef stew or soup. or all of them, depending on just how cold it is. :D Then, you grab yourself a big mug of hot coffee, tea, or hot cocoa & wrap up in the biggest quilt that you can find. For me, that cuts the frosty feeling real good.
2 shots of brandy in my Diet Pepsi, my comfy recliner & remote, and an afghan is how I've been spending my Wisconsin evenings recently. Too dang cold to do anything else.
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Jennifer, I was there in April. Check out my review of our hotel, and have a wonderful time!!

http://cancun-hotels.tripadvisor.com...Peninsula.html
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100'F today and 105'F on satuday/sunday
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