It says the victim was “well known” to the police. Perhaps he was known for his merry making from previous holidays.
Ok deadpan, now you are in for it.
It’s movie time
Today’s movie is The Woman in Black
The DVR write up: in this chilling tale, widowed attorney Arthur Kipps is haunted by a vengeful ghost after he travels to a deceased client’s secluded country home. In time, Arthur decides to investigate the ghost’s intentions
Violence and coarse language
Tea for two
These kids are creepy all on their own
What a waste
Hmmm. Didn’t see that coming
Love, true love
Who shaves with a straight razor any more?
This takes place I days of olde
Go and look through dead woman’s paperwork
Left at the station
He’s a friendly sort
Into the attic with you!
Oh, I know this room
Thay’re not very friendly
Wow. Quite the brush off
The long road home
An island home
Wow. This could be a nice house if cleaned up
Who is that?
The tide has come in
Noises from above
Creak, squeak, groan
Yuck, now he needs to wash his hands
Time to investigate the graveyard. Because that’s the smart thing to do
Noises in the mist
It’s not empty
Time for a drink
Ummm. That’s weird
Stories be the fire
He lost Tuesday
Oh yeah. Knife drawing
It”s a mob
His one and only ally
You want to spend the night?
Time to chase shadows
It’s gone dark
Can’t have a movie without a haunted bathroom
Writing from the past
He found an elephant’s body part
The plot thickens
Saved by e bark
Yeah, I wouldn’t do that
Just a little hole in the wall
God those dolls are creepy
Someone is at the door
Yup, saw that coming
All the little children
Yup, that would freak me out
Now he’s worried
The woman in black is not very nice
Looking for death
Yeah, this wont end badly at all
Can he do it
Must pause for a minute. Be right back
Ok, bladder’s empty. Now where was I?
Oh yeas, reuniting mother and child
On an unrelated note, my cat loves shortbread cookies
Wow that kid is well preserved
Somehow I think this is going to go all wrong
I think you’re wrong
Meanwhile, back at the house
No going back to London for you
Awww. A happy ending
I’m wondering if something has been cut from thevNorth American release, since the ending was a bit creepy in the uk cinema release ( the ghost of the wronged women turns and looks out of the screen).
No, that was in the version I saw. I was referring to the bit just before that
I liked this movie. It was slow paced. The haunting was subtle. If you like these kinds of movies, I’d recommend it
Time to do some hatch battening. A high of -16C tomorrow and snow.
Just in case on 12/21/12, at 00:01…
I just want to say, Its been real, Deadpan Pannites!
Fuck. fuck. fuck. Two major life disappointments in one day sucks.
R.I.P. Uncle Frank.
Sorry to hear that Jack. *hugs*
Hugs Hugs Hugs!
Still here it seems, so the simulation hasn’t been turned off yet.
Definitely not the time to use AppleMaps. You don’t want to end up in the wrong place.
Van, what time is our FaceTime date again?
Not sure my back is up for it.
Gift wrapping everyone’s gifts in a matter of a few hours is not a bright idea.
Borne Legacy – one steaming pile of meh. Definitely a waste of the acting talent involved.
Actually the should be another u in that review. Left as an exercise for the reader.
We’re giving the Total Recall remake a try now.
3.5 hours left in the day. It’s a little overcast and looks like it might snow but apocalypse… No sign
You should still gorge on junk food, just in case.
Well, Recall was better than Bourne, but that’s not saying much. I watch this movie and I wonder why it was made.
Then I see the answer – Directed by Len Wiseman.
So, another opportunity for this guy to show the world how hot his wife is. That would also explain the much bigger role the Lori character played compared to Sharon Stone’s version. Though, with it being Kate Beckinsale, I can’t really complain.
Jack’s article at the top of the comments may be the most important this to read all year.
Looks like Deadpan has shut down for the holidays.
Sssssssh, don’t wake the weasel.
Every year, if the children play quietly enough to let the Christmas Weasel sleep, then he rises from the pumpkin patch and brings colored eggs to all of the good little boys and girls of the world.
Will be nice once again to stem the tide of Doomdark’s forces on the Plains of Blood.
Thanks for the tip!
If you did pick this up ditto. I can’t speak to Darksiders 2 but DS1 also had the soundtrack and a PDF comic when I installed it as well.
For $15, I couldn’t pass it up. Thanks for the tip.
I haven’t installed it yet. I’m still downloading Far Cry 3 which I got for free. I’m still setting up stuff, and only just got my backup running yesterday. Hopefully, I’ll start gaming on the PC soon, but I’ve got a bunch of other 360 games to play too.
There is this card game called Cards Against Humanity. It plays a bit like Apples to Apples but the cards are oh so wrong. You can either get the preprinted cards from them or they give away the PDF for free and you can print the cards yourself. http://cardsagainsthumanity.com/ Be forewarned, some of the cards are NSFW.
Tiffany and I played that on Thanksgiving with Evo Terra, Sheila, Charlie the Artist Formerly Known as the Beer Guy over the summer. It was fun and wrong, even if I didn’t win a single round. :-/
I meant to get to this much earlier today, but was busy with other stuff all day long.
Today I am 15551 days old. Doesn’t mean much by itself, but half of that is 7775.5 days. I started dating my wife on 9/8/91 which means we’ve been together 7776 days. So as of today, I’ve spent more of my life with her than without her. Sometimes things that make me feel old are a good thing.
Cool numbers, UsedHair! Congrats for making it to 7777 with your wife tomorrow. Stryper would be proud.
It beats being reminded of your age by arthritis I can tell you.
I think they were trying to impress their girlfriends by doing something sappy.
Steam is killing me. $7.50 for Saints Row the Third with all the DLC
Lol. I know the feeling. :)
I’m resisting so far.
You don’t know the power of the dark, I mean Steam, side. ;)
I figure, if I get a bunch of games during the Steam sales, I will be less inclined to purchase brand new full price games during next year. Sounds good in theory anyway.
Sounds like a plan to me. I got 3 free games with the parts of this system, and now I have another 2. I might pick up a couple more given the prices I see.
Plus I need to get some DLC for the 360, so I’ll be gaming quite a bit this year. :)
Unfortunately, you can’t play a Steam game while downloading a steam game as it pauses the download. I want to continue with Darksiders. I’m enjoying it so far… for the whole two hours I put into it anyway
Ok, Saints Row 3 downloaded. Now back to Darksiders.
Never played any of the SR franchise. What’s it like?
I haven’t played it either. Gamespot gave SR3 8.5 and said you don’t have to play the previous versions to enjoy it so , for $7.50, I just picked it up.
When I was a wee bairn, the local homeless alcoholic was nicknamed Billy Meths
TEB: If you want to be friends on Steam, my tag is deadpanditto.
Quitting for now though may be back on line later.
I’m Bunnyish on Steam if looking for me.
If you get a request from Kendy TEB that is me.
How ’bout those Broncos!
I’ve eaten 3 people’s worth of food today.
It’s made of people!
I ate a lot today, too. I’m now home from an awesome party at a coworker’s house. There was plenty of food, Mad Libs, and much piano-playing and carol-singing with fun people. (Lots of people – I brought about 4 dozen cookies, and they all got eaten or taken home.) I have achieved my quota of Christmas spirit for this year. :)
Sounds absolutely fantastic, Amy!
Omaha suits you well.
Thanks! Merry Christmas, Pixie!
I ate a bunch of people today too. Delicious with fava beans and chianti.
Just got myself a bonus Christmas present. I was holding getting rid of cassette tapes that I don’t need any more because I’ve found whatever hard to find item that was making me hold on to them in the first place. Came across this on vinyl on Amazon for $10 with shipping. I’ve spend far more on worse so I got it.
I loved the Odd Couple as a kid. And always rooted for Oscar.
Merry Christmas, Deadpan!
I had the most awesome Christmas Day! Sweet rolls with orange frosting for breakfast, church with Christmas carols, a nice, relaxing brunch and present-opening with the godparents, and finally, a cookie-decorating service project and dinner at a Chinese buffet with cool people from our cathedral. Also, it was officially a White Christmas (there’s still snow on the ground from last week’s storm), and while I was driving around to all those places, I listened to this year’s Christmas Deadpan episode, as well as past Christmas episodes.
I’d also like to clarify my Deadpan Secret Santa gift this year: I got Van two pairs of gloves. One was a normal pair of gloves, the other was the kind with mildly conductive thread woven into the fingertips, so you can use a touchscreen device without taking your gloves off. You’re welcome, Van.
Thanks to my own Secret Santa for the Amazon gift card, too!
Off to finally put decorations on this tree (I haven’t had time) and watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” or maybe some other Christmas movie I can get going via Netflix.
Merry Christmas, all!
Perhaps you should record a play by play of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. ;)
It’s not on Netflix Instant Streaming, sadly. :( I decided to just play some music and enjoy some peppermint tea, cookies, and the sight of the Christmas lights on my tree and balcony.
Happy Christmas to all you beautiful pannites and fam!
Only 364 more shopping days…
Today is Boxing Day, the day smart Canadians stay as far away from stores as possible. Boxing Day in Canada would be the equivalent to Black Friday for you silly Americans.
I hope everyone had a good Xmas. Things really bounced back here, after the afore mentioned rough Xmas Eve day.
I’m kind of in a state of shock and disbelief to be back at work today. I need a day off after all of that holiday time.
Lots of R/C toys, Blu-Ray discs and computer equipment. The new video card is fast, but I think it is crying out for a new OS to truly shine.
Hubby and I have lots to talk about in the next week and a half. I’m thinking of changing careers. I have a line on being a marketing manager for a small publishing company here in Calgary (http://tychebooks.com/). They currently don’t have anybody doing their marketing and are just breaking even. The big thing is, it would basically be an unpaid internship for about six months then we would discuss pay based on how successful I was.
The big upside is I can do it from home and, if it doesn’t work out, I can still look for something in accounting at the end of the six months. The downside is, we would only have one income for six months. Which we can do, it’s just nice having the second income.
Hubby and I are going to discuss it over the holidays and come to a decision before he goes back to school.
Best of luck on whichever decision you make.
Sounds like a solid plan. Best of luck!
Good luck TEB.
Of course survival and stability are the top priorities, but if you see happiness down this road, then it’s totally worth 6 leaner months.
You and John have a pretty excellent partnership, so of course, this sounds like a decision for you both. Good luck, either way!
Just my 2 loonies.
Is it possible that you can be remunerated with some sort of stock options? Sort of a …”Can’t pay you know but if we break through then these will be worth a bunch” sort of thing?
All I know, Miss TEB, is I support you and your decisions that make for a happier life for you and your family. You have all of Deadpan’s support and I hear your sweetie is an amazing life partner.
So, you’ve got this.
What Pixie said. I think that plan sounds awesome.
We caught The Hobbit today and dug it, though agreed that we would’ve shaved at least 20-30 minutes off of the prologue.
No Star Trek preview for us either.
Has anyone played Quarriors? We received it as a gift yesterday and are looking forward to playing it. Lo Pan, grab the woman and get over here and we’ll play!
Word is bond.
I finally got around to doing my burn-in tests for the new system. It looks stable and no errors detected! Yea!!
I even got around to recording some content for Jack.
Anyone interested in an EBF?
I’m recording my latest one today so will be buddy free
Ok, Rhettro, I’ll send you something later today.
Cool, I’ll try and listen and respond this weekend.
I seem to be sick for the Holidays.
Here’s hoping it’s a 24 hour thing.
… and now with the fever, aching joints and hurting head.
No mater how old I get, I still wish my mom would come and bring me some ginger ale when I get sick.
and I don’t really like ginger ale.
My mom always gave me 7-Up, which I only ever drink when I’m sick.
I’ve finally started… Currently watching Dr. Who – Spearhead from Space.
My daughter has started getting into Dr. Who, so I’m going along for the ride.
We are currently caught up, including the Christmas special that came on yesterday. Without giving away any spoilers, it’s going to be interesting to see how they handle the situation of the character who keep dieing.
I’m not sure I’m convinced this time. Though the new companion does rate high on the cuteness scale.
Ah Jon Pertwee, and the best Master for Dr Who soon to come into view.
I’m enjoying Pertwee so far. the flight plan is taken from here:
and will be interspersed with episodes of the newer episodes that are available on Netflix instant watch.
And, I have achieved – taken, edited, and ordered pictures for the kids passport photos. Filled out the forms on line and even have located the birth certificates.
Come Friday, all should be in readiness to pay a visit to the local “passport acceptance facility” and get some proper travel papers for the kiddos.
Where is your foreign destination?
Making a run for the border?
We’ll be starting off with a Disney cruise next summer (which will be something new as neither the wife nor I have been on a cruise before ourselves). While a passport isn’t required since it is a “closed loop”, my research has indicated that it’s a good idea to have them anyway in case something happens (illness, missing getting back on the ship at a port) that forces a return to the U.S. via other means.
In the coming years, we want to see some of the world with the kids as they are becoming old enough to appreciate it.
I LOVED the first cruise I went on! I want to go on another one someday. Good call!
And, as much curiosity as anything (and it may be different in the US vs. Canada), does an unpaid internship qualify as “employment” with regard to unemployment benefits?
I don’t know Ed. I’m calling it an internship, but, usually, they are paid here in Canada. It’s more like an experiment as I’ve not done marketing before but have lots of ideas.
I have to look and see if and when I qualify for EI (I was given a severance package so I won’t get anything until end of January earliest anyway)
(Correct me if I’m way off-base here, but:) With all the work you’ve done on When Words Collide, I think you’ll do just fine in marketing.
I guess I’ve joined the cast of Dead Panners whose relatives became ill this month. My 45 year old sister in law had a heart attack yesterday. Details are sketchy, but apparently she’s in an induced coma while they figure out what they can do for her. The tentative plan is for Teresa to ride back to KS with my parents on Friday and then to drive on to Omaha to see her this weekend.
I’m sorry to hear that Rhettro. You’ll be in our thoughts.
Thanks ditto. Teresa and I haven’t been especially close with this particular sister. In fact, we haven’t seen her face to face in over 10 years. But she is family and too young to be dealing with health problems like this.
Yeah, I know what you mean. She’s still family and that’s what counts.
Sorry to hear that Rhettro. Hoping for the best.
Ugh. I’m sorry man.
Thanks guys and gals. :)
I will be thinking of all of you.
Sorry to hear about it, Rhettro. Praying for you.
For Christmas, I got a PS Vita. I’m currently playing Gravity Rush, which I’m rather enjoying. :)
Super Stardust Delta is rather groovy.
I’ll check it out. Thanks.
In answer to your questions above EssBee. We have Quarriors. It plays a lot like Dominion, but with dice instead of cards so if you like those kinds of games, you’ll enjoy it. We do
5 days late…. but RIP Mike Scaccia. Jesus built his car.
I saw that headline too. Tragic… That Psalm 69 album was a big deal for me when it came out.
I still fondly recall cranking Just One Fix on the long, lonely stretch of Death Valley 2-lane highway.
Time keeps slippin away…
Best wishes to you and your family, Rhett. 45 is way too young.
Thanks Jack, I’ll keep you up to date on what is going on as I find out.
In happier news, I forgot to let you know there was a CD-ROM of music in the owner’s manual I dropped off at your apartment. I was wondering if you got a chance to check out the Keith Merrow or In This Moment stuff.
Picked up another Steam Sale. All five chapters of The Walking Dead game for $12.50
There, finished all my recording stuff. I’m ready for a new partner.
Crap joke for the day:
I came home to find my girlfriend packing a case. She said “I’m leaving you. I can’t deal with your kinky fetishes and weird sexual requests any more”.
Stunned, I replied “I can’t believe it! But if you must go, slam the door on my cock on your way out”.
Woke up feeling so much better but this afternoon fever is back to 101˚F
Sorry you’re feeling under the weather JOe. I’m fighting a throat virus I caught from my daughter. Here’s hoping 2013 bears less phlegm. *hack*
Hope you get better soon.
Sister In Law Update: It seems that we got some incomplete information, my sister in law didn’t suffer a heart attack but lost conscientiousness due to an electrolyte imbalance. The way Teresa explained it to me, an electrolyte imbalance can impede the heart’s ability to get oxygen to the brain. This is in fact good news, she will most likely recover fine.
Heartfelt wishes that she makes a speedy recovery.
Still no fun, but I’m happy for the improved Dx. (Rx? Px? TX?)
The first old Who I watched was about plastic people. Tonight we started the 2005 Dr Who. What’s it about? Plastic people. I’m sensing a trend here.
And I think I’m in love with Rose. Mmmmmmmm.
That plastic people episode with Eccleston was pretty disappointing to me, as the first new Who I’d seen in decades, but yes on the Rose.
It really seemed like the second episode (where they watched the end of the world) was where they were trying to truly distinguish themselves from the crappy special effects of the older series. It would have made a greater impact to start with that one. Then again, they had to get Rose into space somehow.
I’m finding the show quite addictive. We were up until midnight watching the first 5 episodes of the season. So far I think we both like the new series better than the old. We’ll see what happens as we move along.
UH, that actress is also in a Showtime series called Diary of a Call Girl that is worth checking out, IMO.
I’ve only seen about 10 minutes of that show. Over…and over… and over again…
Rettro, I’ve sent you your EBF. I hope you like it.
And I have received it! I’ll give it a listen as soon as I can. My folks are leaving today to return to Kansas, so I’ll more time to respond in kind.
Jesus. The rough holiday season with illnesses just keeps coming.
Love your loved ones. Tell them you love them and need them. Live up to Joy.
Hugs to all of you!
Teresa and I went to see “The Hobbit” last weekend and we really enjoyed it. After all the epic, long battles in the LOTR I like the small skirmishes and more fanciful creatures. I think it would have been better to commit to two Hobbit movies than three, to speed up the pacing a little, but I wasn’t disappointed.
Sorry I’ve been all grumbles lately, y’all. I’m saying this in lieu of adding to the volumes of grumbling.
Cool. I can watch Netflix on the Vita. I just finished watching the first ep of ST:TOS.
How does the touch screen integrate with games on the Vita?
From what I’ve seen, it depends on the game. The vita has a touch screen, touch sensors on the back, and a tilt sensor. Gravity Rush incorporates the touch screen and the tilt sensor (so far). You use the touch screen to move through the motion comic narration and for evading. The tilt sensor can be used as an alternate way, instead of using the right joy stick, for targeting. So far, it works very well.
Been in bed most of the day.
I tired of feeling sunshiny.
Posting this from the Vita.
ditto la Vita loca.
Jack’s been waiting his whole life to make that comment.
Someone has to set up the jokes. ;)
You guys complete me.
You are my density.
Cj, Bunny, or Pixie:
Are any of you interested in helping me with a recording project? I’m discussing making a 30-second radio spot with a buyer on Fiverr, but it requires a dialog between two women. The spot is an ad for a contest in which you can win a trip to Japan. Please reply to this message if you’d like to record the other half of the dialog for me. (I’ll even pay you $4, if you want.)
Im in! I dont need the $4 though :)
I can speak in a falsetto for you, if Pixie doesn’t come through.
Sorry Amy, I’m going to bow out of this one. I have too much on my plate at the moment
Ain’t I a woman?
JK, Amy. ;)
CW: Wallander (the British)
Is that snap to being a woman or watching Wallander?
I dont know what Wallander is.
Shit yes I do, duh…. its on some crazy basic channel here (the Swedish). Always wanted to read the books.
A fine waste of Swedish countryside.
It’s no Prime Suspect, but we’re enjoying it ok. Kenneth B. can cry on cue!
Damn you Steam. The Witcher franchise is on sale for about $10.
I saw that. If it wasn’t for the fact I’ve already played both it would be tempting.
I’ve been meaning to play the games for a while now so it’s an awesome deal for me. Now I have a ridiculous number of games that I have to play. lol
Did you ever read the first book? I rather enjoyed it.
Yup. Read the book, too
I have to say the enhanced ST:TOS episodes look quite good.
I really hate the new iTunes interface.
Some of you may remember Old Town Scottsdale from a past MMMmmmeetup. Holy crap, you can’t imagine the Xmas tourist hell it was today.
No butterbeers today.
Speaking of which, I wonder if I will be able to swing a trip to Deadpanland this year? At the moment I’m still planning on it.
We were watching a documentary on the painted caves, in France I believe, and there was TEB’s doppelganger. Very interesting, though I think she was speaking German.
Pixie: Thanks so much for volunteering, but I just logged in to Fiverr and checked my messages, and I learned the buyer found another seller who specifically offers 2-woman dialogues. Therefore, I am off the hook for now. Thank you for volunteering, though.
EssBee: Oops! I don’t know how I forgot about you. Sorry!
Jack: I’m guessing Old Town Scottsdale puts up lots of Christmas decorations? Makes sense.
I chose to spend my one vacation day that I’d earned so far this year doing a different kind of tech support than I normally do at work. I backed up my friend’s computer documents onto 3 separate CD-Rs and a flash drive, and imported those documents that would be needed in the near future into Pages for the iPad. I accomplished the major goals I set out to accomplish (namely, collecting all the documents in one place and making backups), and my friend was very grateful. This day was AWESOME. (It didn’t hurt that my friend also fed me lunch and and dinner, either. )
Phew! Glad the dialouge worked out. You saved me from ‘flaking’.
Mmm, flaky and buttery.
” I backed up my friend’s computer documents onto 3 separate CD-Rs and a flash drive, and imported those documents that would be needed in the near future into Pages for the iPad.”
… at this point I was so hoping you were going to say, “Then I folded all of the data into a crisp, origami swan and floated it with some votive candles in a bowl made out of the hollowed out chassis of an old, Dell work station.”
I don’t know why I was thinking that’s where you were heading. Probably just the antihistamine talking.
LOL!!! Her old computer still works fine; it’s just that it’s a company computer, which she has to turn in now that she’s officially retired.
Yes, thanks! I did see the CD. I’ll have to burn it and tell Rhett-a-few-days-from-now what I think.
Working Sunday is full of meh!
I would gladly agree with you but…
Can I say that I am sick and tired of being sick and tired … or does that push the whining envelope just too far.
Now that Christmas is over I have to ask myself if Hubby worries I’ll turn into my grandmother or mother when I’m older? For Christmas my grandmother gave hubby a used pair of socks, Boo got a second hand plastic hanger that folds out to hang your laundry on. Her fiancee got a used wooden rack to hand on your wall for hats. I got away lucky, I got a picture frame.
My mother however, was very nice and didn’t send her regular “care” package this year, instead she sent money. I think she might finally be getting the hint a least.
Most excellent. I’m surprised that one hadn’t shown up in one of my other feeds already.
Hubby and I got a show with lunch today. We were at McDonalds. This particular McDonalds happens to be in the same strip mall as our Prime Minister’s office. There was a large native group outside the office protesting… something. They were drumming and dancing in a circle and stuff like that. As we left the restaurant, hubby wanted to get closer so he could read the signs they were holding and stuff like that. The local news was even recording it so I guess we’ll have to watch the six o’clock news to see what it was about.
Your PM has an office in Calgary? Wow, that’s different. Is it just there to facilitate closer relations with other parts of the country?
Amy, all members of parliament have a local office in their riding (aka, home). Our current PM happens to have his riding in Calgary – actually, his riding is in our area. If you are not elected as a member of parliament in your home riding, you can’t sit in parliament (however, I’m not sure how that affects being PM though). That’s how you determine who has majority in in the parliament. I believe the US has something similar in that elected officials represent their area. Being PM does not exempt you from having an area to represent here in Canada.
The main quotes would be:
“Prime ministers who are not Members of Parliament upon their appointment (or who lose their seats while in office) have since been expected to seek election to the Commons as soon as possible”… “Should a sitting prime minister today lose his seat in the legislature (or should a new prime minister be appointed without holding a seat), the typical process that follows is that a junior member in the governing political party will immediately resign to allow the prime minister to run in the resulting by-election.”
Oh, that’s right! I’d read about all that before over in the Useful Notes section of TVTropes; I’d forgot the PM was still a member of Parliament. :duh:
And yes, we do have something similar: we call them congressional districts.
Hubby and I had a talk today. He said I could probably still go to Deadpanland this year as long as I promise to be less… generous while I’m out there. Tough, but fair. *shrug*
We’ll still be happy to see you when you get here, Bunny.
Agreed. We’ll probably make it to the Mmmmmmmeetup again this year.
Just remember, I’m not staying at the same hotel we did last year. There are others in the area that seem reasonably priced that I will look at.
Let us know which one you pick. We’ll stay there too. And when will the Mmmmeetup be?
Maybe Hubby needs to come and monitor your generosity tendencies.
If it wasn’t for the kitty that needs daily medicine and hates everybody but Hubby and I, it might have been arranged.
Mmmmeetup date TBA i assume. It’s still pretty early in the year
Correct. As is the location, for this year.
Ok, I have demons to destroy.
….and working New Year’s Eve
On the plus side, fireworks have been brought down from the wastelands of the North, should make midnight rather noisy.
My godfather warns me that it will sound like a war zone at midnight around here. Unlike in California, there’s no law against setting off your own fireworks here. We’re even going to set some off at our church New Year’s Eve party tonight.
I sigh every year when we see warnings not to shoot your guns in the air at midnight, because the bullets could come down and hit someone.
Have a safe and happy NYE, whatever you end up doing!
I’m originally from New York where it’s way too cold to be outside on New Years Eve, so the masses aren’t really shooting off fireworks. It was also an adjustment for me moving to Orlando where it’s damn near as bad as the 4th of July.
Oh, yeah, I remember my 4th of July when I was living in Florida. There were so MANY fireworks! It was magical, but it was also kind of scary.
Temperatures are probably going to be below freezing around here, but we’re going to shoot off fireworks anyway. (Between 7-8 PM, though, not at midnight.)
I told hubby that, as well as being a spinster, Reeny is a crazy cat lady. Hubby is pointedly ignoring me
Some lucky person, named me, is going through her paperwork today in preparation for year end. Lucky, lucky me
If this New Year’s Eve is like the last few, it’s very doubtful I’ll even make it to midnight. I’m very much an early to bed, early to rise type of person.
Here in Alberta, we have several Alpaca farms. I know some are raised for their wool (fur?) but I think there is also a meat market involved, although I’m not 100% sure on that (at least for Alberta Alpacas)
I found a list of the Alpaca farms in Alberta… because I know how much you are really, really interested in this
My daughter belonged to a 4-H club in New York that dealt primarily with Alpacas. You are correct that they are primarily raised for their fleece. So far as I know, there is no meat market within the US for alpacas. The fleece and breeding is worth so much it would be akin to eating the goose that laid the golden eggs. The people I knew were extremely adept and breeding and showing alpacas (blue ribbons at show make them quite valuable for breeding). Several of their big show winners were valued at over $30,000 each.
Then again, every alpaca farmer I knew also had a day job. I never met a person who only raised alpacas as a source of income.
I do long to taste camel milk (big in Africa), as I wonder if I would enjoy the taste.
I hear it tastes like unfiltered cigarettes.
Jack Mangan never asks for a second glass of camel’s milk at home.
In the mail today I got a card from Mr. & Mrs. Ditto.
This took me back. Wayyyy back to 1988. “we like the cars. The cars that go boom.”
My favorite part is the album cover with the different mashup photos. It’s a fun listen, peeps.
Well Pan the fireworks were cool, the poor fence has scorch marks, Happy New Year!!!!
Best Wishes to all.
Happy New Year, Van!
And Happy New Year to everyone Deadpan.
Happy New Year!
We’re celebrating by making some Slovak traditional food tonight.
Happy belated New Year, Van!
And Happy New Year to everyone on all continents.
Well, since Van has ushered in the New Year for us, I can safely put myself to be before the clock strikes midnight around here.
Here’s your New Year’s Resolution:
“It’s 2013, don’t fuck it up!”
I wish I could come up with one that was even THAT positive.
Yo Pan! Our New Year’s Eve seems to consist of a ST:NG marathon
Happy new year to all those who have crossed that threshold
Watching season 2 of the new Dr Who with David Tennent. And Rose made a comment about someone being an idiot for hanging the Union Flag upside down. This started my daughter and I thinking as to how one could go about hanging a symmetrical flag upside down. Was that the joke? Finally found something for us Brit idiot Americans that explained it all. Turns out we hadn’t taken into account that the design is printed on both sides can be flipped like turning a page.
By the way, the 1950s post war cultural shift in Britain was the absolute best drama we’ve seen yet on this series.
I’m sure many would agree David Tennant is very lickable
Setting off fireworks with folks from my church was actually pretty fun, even though it meant standing outside in a parking lot in below-freezing temperatures for almost an hour and a half. Whew! Luckily, I had several good coats, my long underwear, my hat, my scarf, and my ski gloves, so I survived.
That reminds me: I am now the proud owner of a toque. One of these days, I’m going to take a picture of myself for Bunny and Ditto.
CD: herbal tea
CW: the festivities from Times Square on NBC
Happy New Year, all! :)
Happy New Year to all of tou beauties of Deadpanland.
Spent our NYE at the theatre, watching Django Unchained, followed by grub at the local bar n grill and toasting with Mondoro Asti. (Yummo)
To All of You, my wish is this: may 2013 be your year to shine, love, share, gain new friends and keep on loving life.
Happy New Year 2013~
Merry New Year to you all!
(psst – how was Django?)
11pm. I just might make it after all
I wonder if we’ll ever find out…
Whistling in the dark..
Does the flickr handle NIEPADA ring a bell for anyone here? I’ve got a request to join the Deadpan flickr group, but I can’t tell who they be.
(You guys are posting comments on the wrong episode)