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wardyboi
21-02-2005, 03:36 PM
I'm sick to death of de-icing my car, skidding out of my street and unfreezing my locks. How much longer can this go on.. GO AWAY WINTER!

I've just realised I'm never on this site anymore and I thought I'd pay a fleeting visit to check in and see what everyone's up to.

What better way to achieve this than to open up a new topic and start spouting random drivel (rhetorical question smart @rse)?

So please, take time to check in and tell me how your feeling, how the weather is, whatever you feel like telling a twenty something spam peddler.

PS. To everyone who lives in London.... SLOW DOWN. You all need to just chill out.

PPS. Listen to the GLC.... F F F F fresh braaa! You knows it!

VERYCIVILDRAFTER
24-02-2005, 02:43 PM
I rented a car one frigid winter’s night, and the rental shop was nice enough to wash it for me as I filled out paper work. I drove the car about 1.5 miles and then parked it for the evening. The next morning I found my rental car sparkling and glimmering under a frosty morning sun, and it was sparkling and glimmering due it being a completely frozen block of very clean carwash ice. So sturdy was this icy armoring that even the remote entry couldn’t budge the locks. Fortunately I had de-ice-r for the locks; unfortunately the door seams were so completely entombed in ice that even an unlocked door was of no use. However, after some heated provoking by me, the trunk (is it called the “boot” in the UK?) was accessible, and my wife 'being of small stature' was able to climb through the trunk and give the front door a swift side kick while I held the latch. Fortunately for the health and well being of the rental car employees the door opened, and we were on our way.

mom of 3
24-02-2005, 07:02 PM
OMG VCD!!!!!! that's terrible!!!!!!!!!! did they at least give you some money back for screwing up that badly?????? sheesh! who in their right mind would wash a car when it's gonna snow?????!!!!!!!!!

as for wardyboi's "questioning" -
you really don't want to know how I'm feeling as I'm gonna throw someone (an architect in Tennessee who's not gonna be feeling his.........uh........well, he won't have any feeling left ANYWHERE if he keeps pulling this......STUFF......that he's doing on this casino I've been working on for almost a freaking YEAR!!!!!!!!!!)
*ahem* :oops:
sorry-I told y'all you didn't want to know how I was feeling.......
the weather is pretty darn decent here in the middle of nowhere USA! we've gotten less than 2' of snow the entire winter so far, which is MILD for Nebraska. the temps this winter have ranged from -10F all the way up to 70F though!!!!!!! strange..........just strange.........
my son is still doing well all around - school, cub scouts, wrestling - well, not so much wrestling.......
um.........camping season is almost upon us.......um........
that's about it! well, not really, but I won't rant any more about work......for the time being.
:mrgreen:
now, off to the other work related posts...........BLAH............

ciao!!!
8)

Eddie
24-02-2005, 08:44 PM
8) whinge whinge whinge is all you people do...lol
See here in sunny Queensland Australia...it's beautiful..great swimming weather....nice sunny days...LOL

My moto : why would you live anywhere else !

mom of 3
24-02-2005, 09:45 PM
My moto : why would you live anywhere else !
:mrgreen:
because I'm partial to Bermuda over Aussie..........that's why! (not like I can go live there right at the moment, but I will........one day........)

wardyboi
25-02-2005, 08:18 AM
Yeah its ok for you Aussie lads. Its nice all year round, and everything is fairly priced. Britain is on a decline at the minute in more ways than just the weather.

On the subject of warmer climes - I recently had to go to London to get a visa so I could holiday in Florida this July, and on top of the £1000 I've got to pay for the holiday it cost me about £450 to get a visa sorted. (Train fairs for me n Stacie, Food, Hotel, Drinks etc.) £70 of that was for the Visa itself.

So maybe any American's can answer me this (although its not ur fault I stress):

During these tough times, when America's only REAL ally, is the unquestioning, snivelling Tony Blair and thus England. Why am I, a British national, expected to pay £70 to enter your country.
I was all clear until George Bush decided to declare war on everyone. Terrorists, Iraqi's, (that's Ih-rack, not eye-rack ppl) So the Visa waiver program (thanks Clinton) went out of the window.. Georgie has declared war on tourists.. Whatever next!?

I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed :D

Eddie
25-02-2005, 11:52 AM
:roll: Hmmm...I'll stay clear of that one...hehehe... have my own views on ol Georgie.....that's all I'll say..... :wink:

wardyboi
25-02-2005, 11:54 AM
You keeping your mouth shut so he don't send out the snipers?!

mom of 3
25-02-2005, 01:36 PM
On the subject of warmer climes - I recently had to go to London to get a visa so I could holiday in Florida this July, and on top of the £1000 I've got to pay for the holiday it cost me about £450 to get a visa sorted. (Train fairs for me n Stacie, Food, Hotel, Drinks etc.) £70 of that was for the Visa itself.

OK, help me a little with conversion (I don't travel overseas much), one pound = ????? US dollars? :? in any case, that sounds like a bunch of crap to me.........I think the last time I did travel overseas, to Ireland(holy cow! that was 10 yrs ago!!!!!!!!), I did get my passport, but it was good for something like 10 yrs.......I think. you have to pay EACH TIME you come to the US????? I didn't realize that........that's stupid! :evil:

ok, I think y'all have gathered that I don't like/pay attention to politics, so I've really not got an answer on your other question, wardyboi. I, personally, have my own opinions of what I've seen & heard, but I just want it all to be over, for everyone to just get along, for all troops everywhere to be able to go home to their families & for everyone to have freedom to do whatever (ok, within reason), wherever, whenever!!!!!! OK - now I feel like I should be wearing hardly anything, with flowers in my hair, dangly bracelets & sandals :oops:

have a good weekend! I'll let y'all know how the driving went!!!!!!

wardyboi
25-02-2005, 01:42 PM
£1 = about $1.80.. I think..

Naw.. I paid it once and like you say it is for 10 years.

I have some quite extreme comments on the American system that are shall I say, too robust to discuss here. However this will be more than forgotten when I actually arrive in the states and meet the real people of America, who are for the most part, some of the nicest people I have met.

Ps. If I went to America with my 18 year old girlfriend would I get arrested if I bought alcohol for both of us (as opposed to a slap on the wrist)? (I'm 24)

mom of 3
25-02-2005, 02:02 PM
£1 = about $1.80.. I think..

Ps. If I went to America with my 18 year old girlfriend would I get arrested if I bought alcohol for both of us (as opposed to a slap on the wrist)? (I'm 24)

1.80 x 70 = $126???????? damn! kinda pricey!

ok, do you want an HONEST answer on the second question or what you want to hear? LOL really, it all depends on where you are. if you were in this hellhole I live in (it's really very nice, I'm just way overdue for a change of scenery), you'd get arrested, as they're pretty strict around here. I'm not sure about other states, plus, it depends on the cops you're dealing with.

VERYCIVILDRAFTER
25-02-2005, 02:52 PM
Why am I, a British national, expected to pay £70 to enter your country.
I was all clear until George Bush decided to declare war on everyone. Terrorists, Iraqi's, (that's Ih-rack, not eye-rack ppl) So the Visa waiver program (thanks Clinton) went out of the window..

Here's the very very very abreviated version.
Well we're (the US) is a little broke right now, just a coulpe trillion dollars in debt. Therefor, all free rides have pretty much ended, and everybody's paying the bill. We Amerrcans (Americans) especially don't like to pay taxes over here, (it started with that whole Declaration of Independance thingee) so we're charging forn-ners (thats 'foreigners' to you non-Texans) whereever we can to pay for our (Big Scary Voice) !!!Department of Homeland Security!!! Ooooh Ahhhh! Sorry man :(


Paying £1000 for a hotel in Florida. :shock: Now that's criminal! Where the heck are you staying? If its an all-inclusive package for over a week then I guess that price is okay.

VERYCIVILDRAFTER
25-02-2005, 03:54 PM
Ps. If I went to America with my 18 year old girlfriend would I get arrested if I bought alcohol for both of us (as opposed to a slap on the wrist)? (I'm 24)

:lol: Ha! You cradle robber! Liquor does make some "things" easier. :wink: :D :lol:
The problem is you're going in July when all of the College students have left (spring break is March-May) and all the huge parties have died. So I would ask about the local drinking age and all that, and probably steer clear of buying her, her own drink.

Not that you should, (I sound like my dad) but if you do get her drinks, don't get so trashed that you draw attention to yourselves. (You know the whole routien - you're thowing up on the shoes of the Policeman you just cursed out, while the girl friend is caried out of the club by a bouncer and flashing her jigglies at a crowd of spectators - yeah don't do that)

The best way to handle this situation is for you to immediately get sloppy drunk upon landing at the airport and have her escort you everywhere... that goes over great with the young ladies :wink: :lol:

Eddie
27-02-2005, 08:02 PM
8) You know guys ( n gals)...here Australia ("OZ") the legal drinking age is 18...YEAH....

Should consider your next o'seas holiday here wardiboi....

WHY WOULD YOU LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE !

mom of 3
28-02-2005, 06:48 PM
8) You know guys ( n gals)...here Australia ("OZ") the legal drinking age is 18...YEAH....

it WAS 18 here at one time. I seem to recall they upped it to 21 when I was in jr high school.........
hey Wardyboi - it was snowing here all morning today!!!!!!! I think it's all gone now, though..........

.....& just so you know.......we had a great weekend! the drive was nice, the weather was perfect (well, with the exception of yesterday afternoon) & the surprise worked excellently for munchkin & his "teacher"!!!!!!!! I wish I didn't need to come back here (my office), though.......... :?

VERYCIVILDRAFTER
28-02-2005, 07:34 PM
WHY WOULD YOU LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE!

Snow? (http://www.aspensnowmass.com/companyinfo/mediacenter/slideshow.cfm)


To be perfectly honest I haven’t skied there, way too pricey... But I have Jumped (http://www.paraglidecolorado.com/) off of the ski hill in the summer?

wardyboi
03-03-2005, 11:46 AM
I may be a cradle robber as you put it but, hey everyone knows women are more mature! Isn't that right Drei?!

The £1000 is actually for 2 weeks package holiday in international drive and clearwater so its not too bad.. but still I only earn 12K so its a massive amount of money for me.

I'm not too concerned about massive wild parties, just meeting up with a few locals and making a few new friends.

And VCD... My girl isn't like that.. (At least I hope not!) :shock:


Roll on july 8)

mom of 3
03-03-2005, 01:24 PM
I may be a cradle robber as you put it but, hey everyone knows women are more mature! Isn't that right Drei?!


:shock:
did that just come from a MAN????????? I'd better go write this down on the calendar......."wardy admitted women are more mature........"
:lol:
yes, we are more mature, ok, most women are more mature.......I usually am until I find a time to get back at my ex........ :twisted:

T
8)

VERYCIVILDRAFTER
03-03-2005, 02:20 PM
I may be a cradle robber as you put it but, hey everyone knows women are more mature!

I must admit that my wife was 18 and I was 22 when we started dateing... I had to put up with a bunch of S#|7 from my co-workers untill she turned 19. I'm just passing on the love. :D

Not to help Drei's case but, I read an study recently that determined a man's decision making portion of his brain doesn't full mature untill they're about 25 y.o. - So now I have a doctor’s note excusing me from all my stupidity, I just need something for the last 2 years. :wink:

wardyboi
03-03-2005, 02:41 PM
I met Stacie when she was 16 and I was 23.. I thought she was a lot older because of a) the way she was dressed.. :o and b) the way she was dancing with me :shock: at the party I met her at.

But I've never had any hassle off my buds.. just you VCD.. Passing on the abuse of your workmates... DAMN YOU!! :lol:

There must be some stigma attached to being with someone under 18 in your country. Whereas in England its 16. :wink:.

By the way Eddie.. Are kangaroo's edible? I might go to oz if they are. I'd lose weight trying to catch one.

Eddie
03-03-2005, 07:54 PM
8) :lol: You can certainly try and catch one....but it's easier purchasing a meal at a resturaunt...

Kangaroo taste great.....not like chicken though... :D

mom of 3
03-03-2005, 09:55 PM
I read an study recently that determined a man's decision making portion of his brain doesn't full mature untill they're about 25 y.o. -

only 25???? are they sure about that???????? I have yet to find any man less than 40 around in these parts that can match my maturity..........


'roos don't taste like chicken? I thought everything did..........hmmmm.......

wardyboi
04-03-2005, 08:00 AM
I like the unexpected direction this conversation has gone in, and my thoughts on kangaroo are that it would taste gamey.. A little like rabbit but tougher. Sorta like ostrich but not quite like horse. Spicier than alligator but more bland than say Chimpanzee.

Sorry.. I kinda went off on one there so let me adapt.


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What is the wierdest thing/animal anyone has ever munched on?
I'd have to say for me it was shark, but I wasn't impressed.
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mom of 3
04-03-2005, 02:05 PM
well, I have to admit that I've not tried too many things that may be exotic to y'all, but my son & I both love calamari, & I've had seaweed...........my friend's mom makes it just sooooooo yummy!!!!! she's asian, so that would explain why she makes it so well, I guess. I do eat a lot of venison, which is common around here, but I'm not sure about you European boys.......if you've had it or if it's common where you are. I've been tempted to try shark, decided that getting it here in the middle of the US may not be such a good idea, I'll wait until I make it out to the coast sometime. I have had frog legs, which again, not a good thing to have here in the midwest, I was on the east coast when I ate them........I do like those! um, I've never had rabbit or squirrel, but I've heard they're both good.........OH! I did have pigeon once......a little dry for me.........my dad has had ostrich & buffalo, but that's about it. ok, so someone I'm kinda boring on this subject........
can someone tell me what alligator's like? I was very tempted when I was down in Florida to try it, but changed my mind........

wardyboi
04-03-2005, 02:10 PM
I've never eaten horse (I'll leave that to the French) nor Alligator!! (I didn't know u could buy it!). Also Ostrich has never passed my lips neither has the meat of our primate cousins. You Americans eh? Can get your hands on anything!!

Squirrel seems like a good idea! But pigeons? Ugh. Rats with wings. They carry more disease than my bed hopping duddy Dave.. and he's riddled.

VERYCIVILDRAFTER
04-03-2005, 02:18 PM
I ate a bug...

by accident.


I really wish...

I knew what kind of bug it was.
:|

VERYCIVILDRAFTER
04-03-2005, 02:26 PM
I've eaten an Ostrich burger before, and it's actually really good. It tastes like its half turkey and half beef. Oddly enough there's several large Ostrich farms in New Mexico.

(God bless America for taking any know meat product and compressing it into disk shaped patties for cooking on a grill)

wardyboi
04-03-2005, 02:35 PM
American food is the best. You also get the most!

Last time I ordered a small coke in the USA I got a shock.. Its almost as big as our UK large! And its cheaper, tastes nicer and funnily enough is colder.

PS. Why are English people in American movies always portrayed as tea drinking, bowler hat wearing, eccentric, rich bad guys with a Jaguar?

I drink black tea granted, but i don't own a hat, I'm not eccentric (not notably anyway), I'm far from rich and I own a vauxhall.

Even if I had the money for a Jag, I wouldn't buy one.. It's German or Japanese all the way for me.

VERYCIVILDRAFTER
04-03-2005, 02:53 PM
PS. Why are English people in American movies always portrayed as tea drinking, bowler hat wearing, eccentric, rich bad guys with a Jaguar?

Wardyboi, I knight thee; Sir Topic Jumper Arounder! (But I'm an American so it doesn't count) :)

Anyway to answer your question that would be the fault of your county’s very own James Bond, and probably Hugh Grant.
Hey! What's wrong with us thinking you guys drive around in Austin Martins with retractable machine guns while dating beautiful women with suggestive names? :lol:

mom of 3
05-03-2005, 07:27 PM
I ate a bug...
by accident.
I really wish...
I knew what kind of bug it was.


what did it look like? was it one of those Asian beetles? ya know, the ladybug look-a-likes???? oh, they were all over the place when I went camping in Oct - they got in my bags, my hair, in my :shock: ....um, clothing, not to mention that I ate a few of those....by accident, of course (hell, as much as I talk, my mouth was closed very little) & those taste DISGUSTING!!!!! ICK!

I'm gonna jump back to Wardyboi's pigeon comment.....I didn't know it was pigeon until someone told me - AFTER I'd eaten it. it was at a company dinner, it had some other name, which I can't remember now, so I thought I'd try it.....again, too dry for me......

I've wanted to try ostrich - I know it's available at one restaurant here in my city, but I'm sure waaaay too expensive for me. and since when do Americans have the best food????? are ya NUTS???????? as for the size of the portions, have you seen the size of......no, never mind. I don't want any of you boys upset with me for offending anyone.....

I have to agree with VCD about how English people are portrayed in American films...........now, I think I'll go have some tea, it's about that time......LOL

VERYCIVILDRAFTER
20-03-2005, 06:10 PM
what did it look like
Don't know, I was riding in a Jeep with the doors off and my mouth hanging open... it hit me right in the back of the throat :( and I choked it's wiggly little butt right on down... didn't even get to tast it. :?

Eddie
20-03-2005, 07:57 PM
8) Well i never quite ate a bug but I did have one crawling around in my mouth for ages....couldn't get the little bugger out, crawling on the roof of my mouth...tickling the hell out me....

When it did come out, I saw it was a lady beetle....(a very wet one at that) but still alive and kicking. :shock:

VERYCIVILDRAFTER
20-03-2005, 08:30 PM
8) Well i never quite ate a bug but I did have one crawling around in my mouth for ages....couldn't get the little bugger out, crawling on the roof of my mouth...tickling the hell out me....

When it did come out, I saw it was a lady beetle....(a very wet one at that) but still alive and kicking. :shock:

When you say :shock: "ages" :shock: how long do you mean? Because with a creepy crawly in my mouth, any longer than 10 or 15 seconds I would flip out and claw my mouth off. If it was more than 5 minuets please don't tell me, becuase I might thorw up my Taco Bell lunch. (VERYCIVILDRAFTER + bug + mouth = 6'2" Nancy Boy Jumping aournd like a little girl)

(God, I love Beef Baja Chalupas! If you don't live near a Taco Bell you arn't living.)

Eddie
20-03-2005, 09:55 PM
:lol: Well ages is a bit of an exageration...must have about 1.5 min at most...but it certainly felt like ages.... :lol:

And no I didn't jump around like a girl...LOL...
I simply dried the poor bugger off and place it outside on a plant. :D

mom of 3
21-03-2005, 01:59 PM
(God, I love Beef Baja Chalupas! If you don't live near a Taco Bell you arn't living.)

that's the ONLY kind I get!!!!!!!!!!!! ::thumbs :

ok, speaking of you manly-men jumping around screaming like a 10yr old girlie-girl...........over the summer, I'd been helping a friend of mine redo the outside of his house. first of all...........this girl does NOT like snakes!!!!!!!!! I'm standing on a ladder, pulling nasty a$$ wood siding off the garage & about 5 snakes fall out of the siding at me!!!!!!!! I screamed, climbed farther up the ladder..........my friend proceeds to laugh at me, telling me that they won't bite. :? payback the very next day...........I'm at the side of the garage, carefully pulling siding off this time so I don't have more snake attacks, when I hear HIM scream & he comes running around the side of the house!!!!!!!!! um........he'd seen a spider.... :lol: .....I laughed soooooo hard, I had to get down off the ladder & sit on the deck because I couldn't stand up!!!!!!!!! I was doubled over, tears coming down my face.......he just stood there. after I could finally breathe again, I told him that it serves him right for yelling at me for screaming when those snakes came at me! after that, he made me work on the roof of his house......... :roll: