Saturday Moment of Zen…

13 12 2008

lotus2tn

Hello all,

Welcome to another moment of Zen….
(That’s our happy way of saying we’re having server/wordpress problems) As the new WordPress gets updated, we’ve been experiencing intermittent issues that result in you not being able to access the blog, and sometimes the forums too…

WordPress often “gives us the opportunity to practice patience and tolerance” and they also do provide us with this lovely snowfall back on the old blog, and also a place to leave comments while we wait.

Hopefully we’ll be back up and running soon.

Thanks for your patience!

~The Mudflats Team

Saturday, December 13 4:20pm Alaska Time

Update: 6:00pm Alaska Time – ServerGuy is on the scene. Server is busy processing gobs of requests from people to get to the site, that the reboot request has to wait in line. Like taking a number at the deli….

Update: 8:15pm Alaska Time – The Deli has closed and sent us away…  So now we are in the queue at the Network Operations Center in Dallas to have our plug pulled, and replugged.   I’ll keep you posted!

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302 responses

13 12 2008
mmboucher (Florida)

Thank you AKM, I thought it was me!

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

OOOOOOOMMMMM. And snow. Thanks for updating this so that we can purposefully share our random thoughts.

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

arrrrgggghhhh!

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

*** BIG SIGH ***

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

It’s the tubes, isn’t it…

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Yes, I think we broke the tubes again.

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

I think I love this old site…thanks to AKM and the team for giving us a place to come
PS I love the falling snow…we had snow this morning should be more tomorrow..just went out to mail christmas cards and had to get the snow off the windows first.

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

And to think, I just posted the most fascinating, erudite, and probably even quite brilliant remarks concerning the philosophy of Monsters, from SP to LN, and poof! right down the Tubes never to see the light of day. :cry: :lol:

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

@ the problem child (a jerk, also) (16:40:52) :

Yes, I think we broke the tubes again.
__________________________________

I think they get clogged up. Oh dear, I hope it wasn’t my BS.

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

Yesterday it was the power (and heat and water and internet), now it’s mudflats. Maybe it IS me?

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Definitely not you, Aeroentropy!

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

And, you got all that stuff back, right? Mudflats will come back, too.

I’ve been meaning to ask you about your name. Is it a duck reference?

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

No, It’s Sods Law–the natural cussedness of things.

13 12 2008
BigPete

There’s no place like home
….plus…our fancy digs didn’t have any GROOVY snow.

13 12 2008
Peaceful Granny

mhrt oregon, I with you…always check back here when the new sight is acting up, and sure enough, it wasn’t me, or the snow that we were getting here today for real. Nice touch here too.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Neither does this, at the moment. But there was earlier.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

And there it started again. What fun!

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Sod’s Law don’t carry no weight, out here on the ‘flats….

E’en server meltdown can not keep us apart!

But first things first: Who’s turn was it to bring the homemade Bailey’s?

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

@ the problem child (a jerk, also) (16:49:33) :

I’ve been meaning to ask you about your name. Is it a duck reference?
______
No, not ducks. Have you ever spent any time with a whippet puppy?

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

That’s the spirit. Sod Sod’s Law.

13 12 2008
Dianna

Hi Everybody!
Merrily was I writing away and pressed post in the forums but nada. What a delight to find you all here.

Forty Watt, last night I was wondering if you were pondering the Christmas Carols and Songs puzzle. Astutely, I noticed you were gone.

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Ooo! There’s a puzzle? I luvz me a good puzzle!

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

it does make you wonder what is going on -I remember a couple of months ago when there would be hundreds of comments a night and there was never any trouble and now there maybe just 30 or 40 comments and we have problems..well at least it is giving me time to get some christmas cards and other things done
forty watt sorry about the loss of your wonderful post-maybe it got posted before the crash..
aeroentrophy glad that you have power again..tonight and tomorrow night is our shot at losing power

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Aeroentropy (16:56:47) :

No, not ducks. Have you ever spent any time with a whippet puppy?
———-
No, is it different from spending time with any other kind of puppy (aimless cuteness, adorable awkward widdles, suddenly falling asleep in the middle of a game)?

13 12 2008
Dianna

MonaLisa,

I remember a few easy ones.

SN
JB
OLTOB

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

@ Dianna (16:57:36) :

Forty Watt, last night I was wondering if you were pondering the Christmas Carols and Songs puzzle. Astutely, I noticed you were gone.
_______________________________

I spent more time than anyone should on that puzzle. It was the full moon phenomenon. I can never sleep when the moon is full–and no, my eye teeth do not elongate and I don’t grow hair on my palms–but last night the moon was SO FULL so I didn’t sleep at all. If I was gone it was only to get a cup of tea.

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Silent Night
Jingle Bells
Oh, Let The Onion Bawl!

(j/k – Oh Little Town of Bethlehem)

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

@ mhrt oregon (17:00:05) :
forty watt sorry about the loss of your wonderful post-maybe it got posted before the crash..
______________________________________

Oh dear, I never thought of that. If I’d even imagined it might ever show up again I would never have indulged in all those terminological inexactitudes about its quality. :lol:

13 12 2008
BigPete

Is it correct to assume that we have a license for
Idle Banter
Aimless chit chat
Pie recipes

13 12 2008
Dianna

Forty Watt

lol

I went out to see the moon last night and there were beautiful rings around it.
By the way, I was in your corner 110% on solving the puzzle.

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

@ the problem child (a jerk, also) (17:00:17) :
Aeroentropy (16:56:47) :

No, not ducks. Have you ever spent any time with a whippet puppy?
———-
No, is it different from spending time with any other kind of puppy (aimless cuteness, adorable awkward widdles, suddenly falling asleep in the middle of a game)?
_________
Imagine, if you will, a baby chainsaw. Or maybe a baby velociraptor. Yes, they are cute, yes they pee on the floor, and yes they do sleep, but when they are awake they are full speed ahead, crazy energy and No Handles. Not interested in food (no bribery), scolding them makes them More Crazy. Wonderful as adults, but I swear, many of them probably never make it. I think they are direct agents of entropy. Mine was, for sure.

13 12 2008
Dianna

MonaLisa,

Kudos!
I can’t remember any others but I can surely make some up. Possibly incorrect but close to the actual titles.

13 12 2008
Dianna

MonaLisa,

One on the list but I haven’t a clue what the answer is:

WW

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

Winter Wonderland

13 12 2008
Bob W.

Amazingly, my wordpress account is still up and running. It has been a bit shoddy the last few days, perhaps bugs from the upgrade?? Well, while you are waiting to come back, here is some good info about an electric car economy.

Good luck getting up and running again, Mudflats!

13 12 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

Oh good. I can even leave a comment now. So glad the old hunting lodge is still cozy. I went to a great neighborhood Change meeting this afternoon. Sort of a cross between an activist brainstorming session and a chamber of commerce mixer. And a great pot luck.

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

@Big Pete
Idle Banter
Aimless chit chat
Pie recipes

There’s always room for pie!

@Diana
Aero beat me!

@Scrim
I’m jealous!

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

My turn!
WTK
ICUaMC
OCAYF
CotB
WWYaMC

13 12 2008
Dianna

MonaLisa and Aero, the race is on!

AIAM
DTH
ICUAMC
OCT

13 12 2008
MWthatone...

we had fun at the Anchorage Mudstock this afternoon…..pix and story will come later….
:-)

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

We THree Kings
It Came upon a Mightnight Clear
Oh COme, All Ye Faithful
(Crap, oh this bites)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

13 12 2008
Dianna

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
We Three Kings
Oh, Come ALL Ye Faithful

13 12 2008
Dianna

Crap, oh this Bites is my all time favorite. Haven’t heard it for years, though.

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

MWthatone
Yes i was thinking about you guys today..glad you had a great time-how many were there-can’t wait to see the pictures-but guess that we will have to

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

OCT O Christmas Tree
DTH Deck the Halls

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

Away in a Manger
Deck the Halls
It Came upon a Midnight Clear
O Christmas Tree

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

AIAM ?

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

Away in A Manger…

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

*blush*

Sorry about that. It was the heat of the moment

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Away in A Manger
Deck the Halls
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
O Christmas Tree

13 12 2008
Dianna

Aero,

You done real good!

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

HYAMLC…
IWAIW

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

AIAM Away in a manger

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

CAROL OF THE BELLS!!

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

WCiT
OHN
WC
GRYMG
TFN

13 12 2008
Dianna

MonaLisa,
What is CotB?

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

Carol of the Bell!

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

HYAMLC…
IWAIW

Have You Any Milk Lover’s Chocolate
I Wonder as I Wander

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

I seem to remember GKW as Good King Wenceslaus and THATI (The Holly and the Ivy). Was OHN on there?

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

WCiT What come in Time… ho ho ho
OHN o holy night
WC White Christmas
GRYMG God rest ye…etc.
TFN Ta for now

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Carol of the Bells, mw’s right

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

What child is this WCiT
Two front teeth..

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

Have we done FTS and HCSC?

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

ML: Have You Any Milk Lover’s Chocolate …let’s make it Dark, HYLDC?

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

What CHild Is This
O Holy Night
[dont get me started...]
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The First Noel

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

TFN = The First Noel

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

MonaLisa: Have You Any Milk Lover’s Chocolate
…let’s make it Dark, HYLDC?

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

ISTSCSI
THC

13 12 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire

Thought I’d drop in, thought you all might be here since the other sight isn’t loading. I was just sitting here contimplating what it will be like to turn into an ice cube. The wind is roaring out of the gorge and there are flakes twirling outside. I was going to go out to my car for a book I bought today but opened the door and thought naaaa I’ll wait. So I am sitting here with my 1921 Vanco central wood heater cranking problem is since I insulated the house I have to be careful terribly embarassing to heat the place up so hot I have to open the windows might make the neighbors wonder about my sanity. Stay warm mud friends think I’ll dig out my flannels and wool blankets.

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

@ MonaLisa (in CT) (17:34:35) :
HYAMLC…
IWAIW

Have You Any Milk Lover’s Chocolate
I Wonder as I Wander
_____
Wow — Never heard of these!

13 12 2008
Dianna

IWAHFC

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

Frosty the Snowman FTS
Here Comes Santa Claus HCSC

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
Good Idea

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

..Frosty the Snowman FTS
Here Comes Santa Claus HCSC

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Dark, milk… it’s all chocolate!

GGROBaR!

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

I wonder as I Wander was my 8th grade solo! (I choked.)

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

Gramma got Run Over By A Raindeer

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

GGROBaR! Grandma got run over by a reindeer.

13 12 2008
CRFlats

About how BIG the moon looks:

It is the biggest full Moon of 2008, as much as 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser Moons we’ve seen earlier this year. An astronomer would say this is a “perigee Moon” because it occurs at perigee, (When the moon is closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit). Go outside tonight and take a look.

The Moon also is in Gemini, along with the peak of the Geminid meteor shower (and because of the moon-light, will be difficult to see).

Joy to the World

13 12 2008
InJuneau

OK, and just when I was going to pop into the Forum to report on having received my FABULOUS Mudswap gifts all the way from France, I can’t even make it there. When it finally lets us back in, you’ll all just have to go over there for the news!

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

IWAHFC – I Want a Hug For Christmas?

Did anyone get HYAMLC?

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

Just can’t beat Aeroentropy!

Why is it always grandma’s that are under threat in songs? Like “You canna push your granny off the bus.”

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Aw, InJune… SHARE!!

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

Have yourself a merry little Christmas– they wouldn’t let me post this as I’d already said it!

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

GRYMH (hint: magical!)

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

TTDOC

13 12 2008
Dianna

MonaLisa,

Everything is correct except for hug.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

The Twelve Days of Christmas

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

Too many years playing in community bands

Gotta get back to the shop – the glue is drying…

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

smarty

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

I got one–CTTMPRPPP

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Speaking of which, British Smarties, are IMHO far superior to the North American variety. Discuss.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

CTIH?

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

@ the problem child (a jerk, also) (17:53:12) :

Speaking of which, British Smarties, are IMHO far superior to the North American variety. Discuss.

But not as good as Rowantrees fruit gums.

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

CRFlats! Thank you for sharing that! I went out on the porch (under pretext of turning off the holiday lights for the night) and in less than 5 minutes saw three shooting stars!

And I’m in a city!

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

Christmas Time in Honolulu?

13 12 2008
InJuneau

@MonaLisa (in CT) (17:46:47) :

Oh, OK. My mudswap pal was (hm, what IS her name over here…) Floridian in France (or something like that; when I post over at the Forum I’ll use her Forum name). She sent a bunch of postcards and a bookmark of Nantes (where she lives) and a box of Lu chocolate covered biscuits and a Lu biscuit notepad and a magnet that looks JUST like the biscuit on the top of the notepad (good thing I saw the magnet on the back or I might have tried to eat it, it looked so real) and a couple of candies and a VERY cool set of stationery in a pretty holder and a tiny address book. It was very fun to receive, esp. since I wasn’t expecting to get a Mudswap from overseas (they’re so wonderful they didn’t mind the extra postage!). My Cardswap card ALSO came from overseas, so I feel very international this year. What a wonderful family we’ve become.

Anyway, if Floridian in France shows up here tonight/tomorrow before the Forum is back up, THANK YOU! :)

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Smarties in general are vastly over-rated. Gimme chocolate!

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

RATCT

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

InJune, very cool.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

It’s Jamie!

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

ok, i give.
what are british smarties…other than the obvious.

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

RATCT–is it Rocking around the Christmas Tree?

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

MonaLisa, Ah, but I think the difference may be that the British ones are actually made of real chocolate.

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

What a great haul, InJune! (Were you supposed to open it already? (Tee-hee! Not that I could have resisted…)

13 12 2008
InJuneau

I’m out of here to clean the house (yes, really), but I thought I’d add this to the game: GTIOTM

It’s my favorite Christmas song, although I also love: THATI, which someone listed up there ^ somewhere already.

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

CTTMPRPPP — Drummer Boy

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

very good, forty watt

13 12 2008
akmuckraker

Update:

Server Guy is on the case. Trying to reboot system from Japan. It takes a village!

13 12 2008
InJuneau

@MonaLisa (in CT) (18:00:21) :

WELL… most of it wasn’t wrapped! The stationery was wrapped, but I just couldn’t help myself! ;)

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Go Tell it on the Mountain!

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

Go tell it on the mountain.

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

AWHHOH

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

i love this off topic stuff..104 comments so far-this is like the old site-i enjoy trying to keep up with you guys

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

PC you’re just too fast for me!

13 12 2008
Dianna

Go tell It on the Mountain

13 12 2008
InJuneau

Oh, you guys are quick and good!

AKM, yup, it does take a village, kind of like I was just saying in reporting on my Mudswap and Cardswap! And what a lovely village we’ve made here too!

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

PC – Then yes, British ones are vastly superior. Our Smarties are tart little discs of sugar, of dubious expiration date compliance, semi-wrapped (usually) in a twist of cellophane. No contest.

13 12 2008
InJuneau

Yeah, there’s no contest there on Smarties for sure (do the English ones come in dark chocolate too?).

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Forty, Not that fast. I think I saw that one on the forum last night and it just stuck with me.

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

AWHHOH Angels we have heard on high.

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

ok, smarties are gross

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

AWHHOH angels we have heard on high

OCOCE

13 12 2008
avahome

Okay…Smokie the Bear doesn’t want anyone playing with matches…but someone started a fire at Gov. Palin’s church… Who in the hell would be that dumb…there were women and children inside. Denver Post had the article.

http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_11226119

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

MonaLisa,
GOOD LORD! Tart? Cellophane? Does this mean that Smarties are Commonwealth candy?

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

ah, so these little carol thingies have all been subject to scrutiny before.

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

CROAOF

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Oh Come, Oh come Emmanuel

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

AWHHOH – A Wobbly House Has Open Hinges

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

fawnskin, not all of them.. I keep seeing new ones

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

@ avahome (18:05:28) :

Okay…Smokie the Bear doesn’t want anyone playing with matches…but someone started a fire at Gov. Palin’s church… Who in the hell would be that dumb…there were women and children inside. Denver Post had the article.

http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_11226119
____________________________

That’s bad. Glad no one was hurt.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Good one, Forty and mw

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

DNP

13 12 2008
CRFlats

SB

An oldie, but goodie:

13 12 2008
Dianna

IWAHFC

I am waiting to see who gets this one.

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

JJOMD

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

I Want A Honey For Christmas

13 12 2008
Dianna

Just Jumped Over My Dog

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

that church thing sounds a bit suspicious.
insurance? publicity.

am i jaded or what.

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!

13 12 2008
akmuckraker

Update – ServerGuy is on the scene. He has put in a request to the server to reboot. But there were gobs of people trying to get to the site, and a line has formed. So the server is busy processing all of these requests in order… Like taking a number at the deli. So as soon as ServerGuy’s number is up, the server will reboot and we’ll be able to get in there with a big hammer and beat it into submission. Until then, we wait at the deli.

Who’s got number 4, 312? NEXT!

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Jesu Joy of Mens’ Desiring?

13 12 2008
Dianna

Not Honey. Think larger and can be submerged in water.

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Fawnskin: I’m sure some warrior just set a serpent on fire.

13 12 2008
Dianna

MonaLisa

You win the prize! A lifetime supply of chocolates.

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

ahem…

DNP

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

I already SAID hippo!

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

want hints?

think large choirs singing esoteric music in big halls.
(i sang it in a huge auditorium with hundreds of other school children)

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

YAY! I’m easy. Send me Hershey Kisses or Lindt. (The gift you just can’t lose!)

13 12 2008
TwoMotherTruckers

I really think the tubes gel up and won’t let the bytes through when it gets this cold. Time for some Howes

13 12 2008
Dianna

MonaLisa,
I apologize! You are tooo quick and I can’t keep up with the posting.

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

roflmao, monalisa

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Did anyone get THC?
Or GRYMH? (second hint: Hagrid)

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Dona Nobis Pacem!

13 12 2008
Dianna

Nope, keep mine on my hips at all times.

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

hurrah for problem child.

did my hint help….or are you marvelously brilliant.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Yeah, so I think what we really need is an emergency chatroom…

13 12 2008
Dianna

Hagrid does THC?

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

GRYMH – Isn’t that the redneck wedding song?

‘Get Ready, Yore Mah Husband!’

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

this is rather fun.

ah, the old days.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Your hint helped. I had the same experience of singing it with a large group.

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

i still find myself singing it…and all the parts.

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

PC – Ooooh, SNAP! Don’t MAKE me break out the Latin hymns!

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

but then i’m weird that way

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

please, no, monalisa.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Mona, wouldn’t it be fun to do this game with latin sayings? (probably not, actually) But here’s one to try out: EPU

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

FN

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

i said, NO, problem child

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

First Noel?

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

yes this is like the old days..I think I miss them…sniff

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

We sang one who’s real name I forget, we just called it the ‘doobie-doo’ song. Four part harmony, just saying doobie-doo over and over. Very sad, actually.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

E pluribus unum. Now what is wrong with that ;)

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

AIWFCIMTFT
ISDKSC

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

nope

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

mhrt, so do I, in a way. But chat is quicker…

13 12 2008
ira2

Hello, My Fellow Addicts :o) AKM just pointed out in chat that we can zen here and I hightailed it over as fast as dial-up would take me!!

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

OPPS, TYPO

AIWFCIMTFT
ISMKSC

13 12 2008
Ben in SF

AKM – Even in your apologia you paint a wonderful picture or two! So the Internet isn’t really a big series of tubes – it’s standing in line at the deli. Now I’m thinking of Sorrento’s in the Excelsior District (10-15 years ago) where the series of tubes was hanging salami, plus various cylyindrical pasta. I see his shadow across the wire glass skylight. The number dispenser is a bright, cheery red. And in this rekindled memory…Serverguy is up on the roof.

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

all i want for christmas is my two front teeth
i saw daddy kissing santa claus (but i think that it’s supposed to be mommy)

13 12 2008
Dianna

Eyes
I saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Hi there Ira2. The mods chat is on a diffferent server, then?

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

I’m more skeered of fawn that you, PC. You’re not as problematic as you pretend to be. Baby deers, however, have backup with antlers….

ISTS

13 12 2008
Dianna

I like your version better, EYES.

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

FN
that was for monalisa.
kinda latin.

that is such a hint.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Dianna, I like your version better!

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Feliz Navidad More Spanish, but still had me stumped without the hint!

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

yep, got that backup thing going on.

RTRNR

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

How come the mods get ta have their own server, HUH? Why THEY so special?!?!

(Oh, wait… that’s right. It’s cuz they ARE special. Carry on!)

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Rudolph the Communist-Nosed Reindeer!

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

latino/spanish.
all good.

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

How about…
AHJC

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Or Republican-Nosed, if that is your preferred slur…

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

OTRATTW

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

there will be no further slurring of anything bovine.
there are rules on this blog.

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

there will be no further slurring of anything bovine.
there are rules on this blog.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

H!

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

Very good Dianna, but how about…

AIWFCIMTFT
AHJC

13 12 2008
Dianna

A Holly Jolly Christmas

13 12 2008
Dianna

All I want For Christmas is my Two Front Teeth….. popular here in MS.

13 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

gotta go nibble on some hay in the manger.
bye all.

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

HALLELUJAH!

13 12 2008
Dianna

RRR

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

(I meant, Hallelujah in response to pc’s ‘H!’, not to fawn’s hunger pangs. Honest!)

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

Did we do LISLISLIS?

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

Dianna (18:37:51) :All I want For Christmas is my Two Front Teeth….. popular here in MS.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Yep. I live a 45 minute drive from West Virginia. Did you know the tooth brush was invented in West Virginia?

If it had been invented anywhere else, it would have been called the teeth brush.

13 12 2008
Dianna

CTID
JTTW
SGCIAPT

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

40 – Let it Snow (x3)

13 12 2008
Dianna

EYES,

The toothbrush is a specialty item here.

13 12 2008
CRFlats

Cozy in here. Feels like the elves are running loose.

Did anyone get SB?

And for fun:
TWBAHTITOTT
(give up on this one? Not really a xmas song, look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfkV1E0sBZ0&feature=related

I’m off to the work shop.

Mona Lisa, Did you make wishes on the shooting stars?

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Hallelujah, Mona!

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA (18:42:06) :
Yep. I live a 45 minute drive from West Virginia. Did you know the tooth brush was invented in West Virginia?

If it had been invented anywhere else, it would have been called the teeth brush.
________________________
My 3 year-old gd calls it her teeth brush, and I can’t possibly correct her. Knowing this one, if I insisted she call it a tooth brush she’d want one for each tooth.

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Christmas Time in Denver
Joy to the World
Sarah Grifted Coldly into a Peaceful Town

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

SGCIAPT = Santa Gives Children In Alaska Palin Toys?

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

CRFlats – Yes I did!

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

JTTW: Joe The Toilet Worker?

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

My Moment of Zen

Never never carry eggs
from the duck house
in your pocket
when the path is icy.

Must be bedtime here.

13 12 2008
Dianna

MonaLisa

2 out of 3
Actually, Christmas Time in Dixie but Denver works.
3. Think country.

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

CTID = Cindy Takes Intervenous Drugs?

13 12 2008
Dianna

SGCIAPT

Alan Jackson

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

additional hint: GRYMH: mythical animal

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

SGCIAPT – Santa got Cuzzin’ Ida a Purty Tractor?

13 12 2008
Dianna

EYES
LOL!

Yes, in honor of Joe the Plumber.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Sarah Governs Christmas in Alaska Part Time?

13 12 2008
Dianna

MonaLisa,

I love your humor.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Oh dear, Aero, that sounds bad and messy!

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

GRYMH
Grypnons Ride Your Mamma Home

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Generally Republicans Yield Murky Hubris?

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

AHJC = A Holly, Jolly Christmas?

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

Greedy Republicans, Your Main Headache?

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Mona, LOL!

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

yes problem child

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

(TY, Dianna!)

Aero, you’re ok, right? I mean, other than sticky and breakfastless….

13 12 2008
ira2

Forty Watt (18:46:25) :
My 3 year-old gd calls it her teeth brush, and I can’t possibly correct her. Knowing this one, if I insisted she call it a tooth brush she’d want one for each tooth.

Ha! things like that bothered me endlessly when I was a child and expected the world to make sense!! “If it’s a TOOTHbrush, which one of my teeth is it for??” “No, I’m NOT being a smartass, YOU started it by calling it a TOOTHbrush and insisting that it’s for all teeth and not one tooth!”

Life was tricky back then…

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Okay, final clue for GRYMH: Harry Potter!

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

Rod Blagojevich
will soon be
someone’s bitch

13 12 2008
Dianna

SGCIAPT

Hint: Large man bringing gifts in the preferential vehicle of the south.

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Notice how we always swing back to the political thing?

Next contest, I vote rewriting an Xmas Carol, in honor of Sarah’s pending grannie-hood!

Grandma Got Rejected as VPOTUS… stumpin’ in Versace and red heels

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Santa’s Gonna Come in a Pickup Truck?

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

PC – I give up on yours, I only read the books, and i don’t recall a song…. :(

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

God Rest Ye Merry Hogwarts?

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

@ MonaLisa (in CT) (19:00:42) :

Aero, you’re ok, right? I mean, other than sticky and breakfastless….
____

Yeah, fine, thanks. Just, well, heck – you’d think after all these years I’d learn. When I was much younger and even more foolish I once thought that the hood of my sweatshirt was a good safe place to carry eggs. Until one day I forgot, and was skiffing back to town and a cold wind came up.

Duck egg shells are tougher than chicken’s, but not tough enough when my butt lands on ‘em.

No real harm done!

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

oh miss sarah will hate grandma-bet she has one of those cutie names so she does not have to grand mmaa

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

God Bless Ye Merry Hippogriffs

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Like “Anti S”?

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

I knew it was something to do with hippogriffs but I didn’t even see it when Eyes said GRYMHogwarts! Time to try and sleep.

13 12 2008
Dianna

the problem child had the stumper.

MonaLisa, you are correct.

Aero, hope you are okay.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Let’s be a little more explicit: Anti Sin?

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Sarah Palin is coming to town

She’s making a list,
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice.
Sarah Palin is coming to town

She sees you when you’re bogging
She knows when you’re awake
She knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!

O! You better watch out!
You better not cry.
Better not pout, I’m telling you why.
Sarah Palin is coming to town.
Sarah Palin is coming to town.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

LOL Eyes!

13 12 2008
Mirage 18

Thanks for suggesting that we keep that earlier URL bookmarked.

So, do you think this is payback from Sarah for posting that Nordy’s photo? (grin)

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

my goodness eyes that is good

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Aero – on the up-side, your hair was probably never shinier!

mhrt – I’d thought so too. And how much you wanna bet it won’t even be CLOSE to ‘Grandma’? Not ‘Nana’ or ‘Gammie’ or even ‘Tootie’. It’ll be something like ‘Keekee’ or ‘Gigi’ (or Sarah!)

PC – and I was thinking ‘hippocampus’, too!

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

Eyes -

Good one, but a different tune, perhaps:

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

What child is this, who, laid to rest
On Sarah’s lap, is sleeping?
Whom devils greet with anthems sweet,
While Republicans watch are keeping?
This, this is Bristol’s kid,
Whom Satin guards and demons sing:
Haste, haste to bring him laud,
The Babe, the grandchild of Sarah!

13 12 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Wow, 256 comments so far. Phew, I’m exhausted! (I DO miss these blogs! It’s nice to be able to visit every now and again. But ‘chat’ IS easier!)

Good night all! :D

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

@mirage as into herself as she is I do wonder if she does read this-she really thinks she is wonderful – and I am sure she can not understand why anyone would think any thing negative about her

13 12 2008
Mirage 18

I just tried the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator and put in “Sarah”. Hmmm, it looks like Sarah’s grandchild can refer to her as “Claw Washout”. Perfect, I say. :)

13 12 2008
Anonymous

South Side Chicago

It’s probably been said, but I couldn’t post it or even get back to the new site–now I post and watch SNL.

Some of the bonus $200K clothes gift (records corrected) by an RNP donor needed alteration–it’s simply part of the job, no biggie. I’m glad the Secret Shopper recorded the hard-at-work Sarah. Thanks mudflatters!

13 12 2008
Mirage 18

(mhrt oregon) Yes, it looks like Blago and her have similar mindsets.

13 12 2008
13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

Aeroentropy (19:23:19) : Eyes -Good one, but a different tune, perhaps:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
How is this, ala Grinch? -Eyes

You’re a mean one, Sarah P.
You really are a heel.
You’re as cuddly as a cactus,
You’re as charming as an eel.
Sarah P.

You’re a bad banana
With a greasy black peel.

You’re a monster, Sarah P.
Your heart’s an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You’ve got garlic in your soul.
Sarah P.

I wouldn’t touch you, with a
thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.

You’re a vile one, Sarah P.
You have termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile.
Sarah P.

Given the choice between the two of you
I’d take the seasick crockodile.

You’re a foul one, Sarah P.
You’re a nasty, wasty skunk.
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk.
Sarah P.

The three words that best describe you,
are, and I quote: “Stink. Stank. Stunk.”

You’re a rotter, Sarah P.
You’re the queen of sinful sots.
Your heart’s a dead tomato splot
With moldy purple spots,
Sarah P.

Your soul is an apalling dump heap overflowing
with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable
rubbish imaginable,
Mangled up in tangled up knots.

You nauseate me,Sarah P.
With a nauseaus super-naus.
You’re a crooked jerky jockey
And you drive a crooked horse.
Sarah P.

You’re a three decker saurkraut and toadstool
sandwich
With arsenic sauce.

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

If I’d posted all this on the Forum I’d be a guv’ner by now and I too could go to Nordstrom’s and buy stuff to get altered. Oh, heck!

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

@Aero-glad you are ok-here we have the moss that is also like ice-very very slippery-I fell last spring and my knee still hurts-take care

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

Wow Eyes, you can just churn them out. Great stuff.

13 12 2008
say no to palin in politics

ah big mudpuppies………are we gettin along?

yrabl……… ya are all brite lites…..really! and PEACE

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

Mona Liza i know that you have gone to bed but I bet SP goes by sarah….

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

Eyes -

You Rock.
I just downloaded the video so I can keep it with me on my iPhone.
Now I have a terrible Tune Virus though!!

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

We wish you a brand new Governor
We wish you a brand new Governor
We wish you a brand new Governor
And a happy New Year.
Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!

We want no Palin leading
We want no Palin leading
We want no Palin leading
Please fire her now!
Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!

We wish she would be impeached
We wish she would be impeached
We won’t go until we get some
So kick her out now!
Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!
We wish you a brand new Governor
We wish you a brand new Governor
We wish you a brand new Governor
And a happy New Year.
Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!

13 12 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA

well, gotta log off for now

13 12 2008
mimi

Rats!!!

13 12 2008
Dianna

Good Job, EYES!.
See you later.

13 12 2008
Dianna

Mimi,
Where?

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Bravo, Eyes@

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

PC you may have gone, but thank you for the Huron Carol–beautiful. In return I give you Once In Royal David’s City, King’s College, Cambridge.

Each year all the boys are prepared to sing the solo. The boy who sings is literally pointed to by the choir master as the carol begins.

In my youth, it was a Christmas tradition to listen to this choir on the radio on Christmas eve. Enjoy. Goodnight all.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Still getting an error message at the forum. Must be time for bed. Love the mudpups who have stood firm in support of fun!

13 12 2008
Dianna

Goodnight, all!
Always a pleasure.

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Thank you, Forty, that is “Watt” will take me to bed!!!

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

Indeed a good evening. Sleep well all. May the Server Fairies be busy and successful tonight!

13 12 2008
Forty Watt

To AKM, Snoskred, Sephyroth et al. hope you’re not tearing your hairs out somewhere in the tubes. We love you.

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

@problem child
@forty watt
thank you both for sharing

13 12 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

@mhrt
You are so welcome!

13 12 2008
Aeroentropy

**CHEERS!**

Go Mudflats tech team!
Your deeds do not go unnoticed!!

13 12 2008
akmuckraker

Update: 8:15pm Alaska Time – The series of tubes has stopped us dead in our tracks…. So now we are in the queue at the Network Operations Center in Dallas to have our plug pulled, and replugged. I’ll keep you posted! Oh, the drama! :-)
AKM

13 12 2008
Writing from Alaska

Hi folks – I was going to send info about Anchorage Mudflats get together – We had just a few of us there, and were possibly observed by potentially unsavory characters that we later regretted not inviting to our table. We made Christmas ornaments with little rubber boots cut out of duct tape and left with fantasies of being guerrilla tree decorators and adding our ornaments to random publicly displayed trees around Anchorage. We all knew at least one other person at the table through other previous work and community affiliations. One of us thought AKM was nearby, but said person was drinking a coke, so my thought probably not – ? If I was AKM I would have a second screen name and identity on the website so I could mingle without revealing myself, a whole new angle on searching for self – Oh, look is that AKM over there?
;o) Have a wonderful evening all – and see you on the forum whenever it heals itself.

How funny! I don’t drink Coke, or any soda for that matter, but curious what makes you say that?! Either I’ve said something in the past, or you have extreme intuitive skills! I really was tempted to go peek at Anchorage Mudstock, but I didn’t… And I thought about the “other identity” as well, but I don’t think I would have been very good at it. I hope you all had fun, and am wondering about said “unsavory characters”!! Mudstock drama! I hope someone sends pictures (I can fuzz out faces if there are Anchorage Mudflatters who would like to be anonymous), and a write-up for publication! I love the ornaments! :-D What fun to stealth decorate trees! I’d love pictures of that too!!

AKM

13 12 2008
CO Almost Native

avahome (18:05:28) :

If you’re still on, are you in Denver? I’m on the south side, Littleton-

13 12 2008
CO Almost Native

Eyes Wide Open In Pgh, PA (19:50:37) :

Oooh….bravo! well done! I’m impressed with your creativity:) Mine all leaked out and into the Christmas cookies I’ve been baking…

13 12 2008
CO Almost Native

‘G nite all…and a big thanks to AKM and all of the talented administrators and technobrains who keep the Mudflats going: hugs and kisses to you:)

13 12 2008
Cynamen Winter

Whist we wait…can I get a pastrami on rye? :-)

13 12 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

HYaMLC is a song for hard times.
I know the daughter of the man who wrote
HCSC
and she gets royalties. :-)

13 12 2008
InJuneau

@the problem child (a jerk, also) (17:57:54) :

Yeah, I know it’s Jamie; I just thought she’d still been posting here with the earlier name. In an case, the gifts were AWESOME!

And, while I’ve been gone, I’ve actually done some cleaning, eaten dinner, baked 8 dozen cookies for next week’s church mini bazaar and Christmas tea, and come back to discover all sorts of frivolity has transpired in my absence. And now all you fun people are going to bed :(

Aeroentropy–I hope you’re better from your fall. I wiped out while heading to work on Friday and have a seriously bruised elbow and thigh. Too bad I didn’t do it on the other side of the street, or I could have sued SP. The Leg staff does a great job on their sidewalks though, so I don’t think there’s ever ice on them for long. At least I didn’t get egg all over me.

13 12 2008
InJuneau

And, bummer about the church in Wasilla. Heard it on the NPR news this evening and then checked out the ADN: http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/matsu/story/621988.html

A church here is in the process of rebuilding after being totally destroyed by arson almost 3 years ago. It wasn’t directed at the church, but it took out the 110-year old church and the house next door.

13 12 2008
ds55

I saw the article about Wasilla church fire over on HuffPo. One reader’s comment stood out:

“A million-dollar church with 1,000 members in a town of 7,000? Now THAT is scary.”

13 12 2008
mimi

Diana – sorry, I didn’t mean to scare ya’. That was just an abbreviated form of “dang it – I can’t play in the mudflats tonight.”

So, I baked an apple pie and played the piano and checked my email and watched a little tv and came back for another try – but alas – the tubes are still clogged.

And I cleaned the bathroom, did the dishes and dreamed some dreamy dreams about things to come. So now I will sleep and try again tomorrow. Nighty night, all zzzzzzzz

13 12 2008
Sirenoftitan

Seems like everyone has been lots of fun whilst the tubes are down. I loved all the alternative carols.

For the competitive amongst you, how about solving these anagrams of Christmas Carols/Songs

Ho ! Ho ! I’m dry niggling nerd
Pathetic, unmelodic nightmare

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

@ds55
scarcier..injuneau posted the article just about yours it says the building is worth 4 or 5 million dollars had has 1 million in damages- how can that be it is a metal building-i have no idea

13 12 2008
Canuck for Alaskan Truth

ds55 (22:12:12) :

A million-dollar church with 1,000 members in a town of 7,000?

Now THAT is scary, but hardly surprising.

That is downright scary but comes as no surprise. Godbotherers have so much money that they pull out of whatever random criminal’s asses. Please wake me up when you have some actual news.

13 12 2008
mwThatOne...

new post!

13 12 2008
mhrt oregon

sirenofthetitan all of the creative ones have gone to bed..but it was fun -kinda like the old days-we are all just waiting for the tubes to be unplugged and then re plugged in Dallas to see how things work-AKM and team have been working for most of the day on this-it must be like the wizard of Oz- we just don’t know what is behind the curtain

13 12 2008
Sirenoftitan

@ mhrt oregon

.. I was just waking up and it all looked like real fun. Should have got up earlier but it is Sunday morning.

14 12 2008
akmuckraker

New thread.




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