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sigmagirl91
03-07-2005, 03:33 PM
How did you waste time at work...before the internet?
Talking to other people, chatting on the phone, running back and forth to the bathroom or the vending machines.

Do you remember your first (non-kids)...45, album, 8-track, cassette, CD
45: Off the Wall: Michael Jackson; Album: Off the Wall: Michael Jackson; cassette: Thriller: Michael Jackson; CD: What's the 411: Mary J. Blige. My parents had the 8-track, and their first one? P-Funk.


How do you recover from a tennis match? Eat chocolate or leave the house for a few hours.

Angle Queen
03-07-2005, 03:44 PM
Do you remember your first (non-kids)...45, album, 8-track, cassette, CD
45: Off the Wall: Michael Jackson; Album: Off the Wall: Michael Jackson; cassette: Thriller: Michael Jackson; CD: What's the 411: Mary J. Blige. My parents had the 8-track, and their first one? P-Funk.
OMG, siggy...another MJ fan. Shame he's brought the house down on himself. I do and well consider him a musical genius...but like so many of that ilk...it's just one step away from insanity.

jasmine(usa)
03-07-2005, 08:16 PM
Hey ladies! I'm not quite 30 yet (almost), but I actually saw MJ in concert when I was six. I had the jacket and the glove.

Carlita
03-07-2005, 08:23 PM
:wavey: Good idea this! :lol:

I just remember my first record/album. It was by a Dutch band called Teach-In In 1973/74 something like that...I used to be a big fan :o When I hear the music now...pfffffff PLEASE!!! But hey, I was 5/6 at te time hahahaha

Before the internet I used to phone people.......play the silly games that were on my computer....really boring stuff...

Sometimes when I here certain songs, I cannot believe how old they are!!! I mean, I love the album Rio by Duran Duran.....it's from 1982!!!! I've been a Durannie for 23 years!!! :eek: And U2.....1981 :eek:

hahahahaha.....damnzzz time flies! :p

sigmagirl91
03-07-2005, 08:25 PM
:wavey: Good idea this! :lol:

I just remember my first record/album. It was by a Dutch band called Teach-In In 1973/74 something like that...I used to be a big fan :o When I hear the music now...pfffffff PLEASE!!! But hey, I was 5/6 at te time hahahaha

Before the internet I used to phone people.......play the silly games that were on my computer....really boring stuff...

Sometimes when I here certain songs, I cannot believe how old they are!!! I mean, I love the album Rio by Duran Duran.....it's from 1982!!!! I've been a Durannie for 23 years!!! :eek: And U2.....1981 :eek:

hahahahaha.....damnzzz time flies! :p

OK, Sjoukje, where were you when Live Aid was going on? And did you have Atari?

sigmagirl91
03-07-2005, 08:27 PM
Hey ladies! I'm not quite 30 yet (almost), but I actually saw MJ in concert when I was six. I had the jacket and the glove.

My mom wanted to take me to the concert-until she saw the ticket prices. And...the fact that they backed out of playing in Lexington was a heartbreaker for me.

Carlita
03-07-2005, 08:40 PM
OK, Sjoukje, where were you when Live Aid was going on? And did you have Atari?No I did not have Atari. I had this stupid tennis game....bleeping a lot...with 2 stripes on each side of the screen, in black and white....and you had to keep the white dot in play :lol:

Live Aid...hmmm.....I was at my aunt's because she had a vcr so I could record all my favs!!! I remember Duran Duran was on at 3 a.m. so I was sooooo tired!! And my uncle watched till 2 or something...and then there was this HUUUUUUUUUGE spider on the floor:scared:...in front of the vcr!!! And the bloody vcr didn't have a remote control!!!So when Duran came on.. I HAD to go there..... I think I threw a big book on it and hoped it would be dead! :angel: When I woke up the next morning... my aunt picked up the book (me being too scared) and it was gone!!!!!!! :eek:

jasmine(usa)
03-07-2005, 08:53 PM
No I did not have Atari. I had this stupid tennis game....bleeping a lot...with 2 stripes on each side of the screen, in black and white....and you had to keep the white dot in play :lol:

Live Aid...hmmm.....I was at my aunt's because she had a vcr so I could record all my favs!!! I remember Duran Duran was on at 3 a.m. so I was sooooo tired!! And my uncle watched till 2 or something...and then there was this HUUUUUUUUUGE spider on the floor:scared:...in front of the vcr!!! And the bloody vcr didn't have a remote control!!!So when Duran came on.. I HAD to go there..... I think I threw a big book on it and hoped it would be dead! :angel: When I woke up the next morning... my aunt picked up the book (me being too scared) and it was gone!!!!!!! :eek:I think that game was pong. I had an intelavision. The games they have now just amaze me. We actually bought a few of the old Atari games a few weeks ago that even come with a joystick. It has Mrs. Pacman,centipede,and quite a few others we played in the old days.

Carlita
03-07-2005, 09:12 PM
I think that game was pong. Yeah, you could be right! :lol: gosh, the sound alone...... awful!!!! :haha: But it was so cool to have at the time :rolleyes:

Carlita
03-07-2005, 09:15 PM
Btw..I liked that Band Aid question Tiff!!! I bought the dvd's a couple of months ago and it brings back memories!!!

So, 30-Love Club! Spill!!! Where were you? Did you watch? Were you at one of the stadiums maybe??? :)

jasmine(usa)
03-07-2005, 09:15 PM
I've been playing it on the atari games I bought at walmart. Yeah it still sounds the same too.

sigmagirl91
03-07-2005, 09:53 PM
Btw..I liked that Band Aid question Tiff!!! I bought the dvd's a couple of months ago and it brings back memories!!!

So, 30-Love Club! Spill!!! Where were you? Did you watch? Were you at one of the stadiums maybe??? :)

I watched Live Aid on TV. A friend and I watched Live Aid all day.

sigmagirl91
03-07-2005, 09:55 PM
I think that game was pong. I had an intelavision. The games they have now just amaze me. We actually bought a few of the old Atari games a few weeks ago that even come with a joystick. It has Mrs. Pacman,centipede,and quite a few others we played in the old days.

I loved video games--let's see, PacMan, Mrs. PacMan, Centipede, Millipede. It was my favorite hobby. It was so bad, the arcade owners had to kick me and my cousins out because we wouldn't leave. By the way, Atari games are available on CD,and that will be my next purchase.

jasmine(usa)
03-07-2005, 10:12 PM
You can get them on cd, but the game I have comes with the joystick. I got it at walmart for 20 bucks and it came with about 15 games we used to play back in the day.

sigmagirl91
03-07-2005, 10:18 PM
You can get them on cd, but the game I have comes with the joystick. I got it at walmart for 20 bucks and it came with about 15 games we used to play back in the day.

Now, I really want to get to Wal-Mart. I'm gonna get Atari on CD for sure. The mouse can serve as a joystick.

jasmine(usa)
03-07-2005, 10:25 PM
Yeah but it's kind of fun using the joystick. It's like you're really back in the day.

sigmagirl91
03-07-2005, 10:26 PM
That's true. But I sure would love to get the games soon-if the price is reasonable.

Angle Queen
03-08-2005, 11:50 AM
Hey ladies! I'm not quite 30 yet (almost)Almost...is good enough. Come on in. We're not too bad to hang out with.

Sorry for my absence from the boards last night. Had to kick some newbie butt. My USTA team got decimated with move ups (we won city's and finished third in the state)...so we have to replace the four ladies we lost. The new recruits are having to scrimmage against me. Sad. Never thought I'd be the one everyone else was gunnin' for.

I'll pick on some of the other comments individually. ;)

AQ

Angle Queen
03-08-2005, 11:55 AM
:wavey: Good idea this! :lol:Yeah, Lady. We ole ladies...decided we'd try to stick together.

Sometimes when I here certain songs, I cannot believe how old they are!!! I mean, I love the album Rio by Duran Duran.....it's from 1982!!!! I've been a Durannie for 23 years!!! :eek: And U2.....1981 :eek: Tell me about it. I was a Prince fan (the first time he had that name...and was the warm-up act for Morris Day and the Time). 1999...still gets me goin'. And while I wasn't overly fond of the movie, I still think the soundtrack from Purple Rain is one of the best (of the modern era).

hahahahaha.....damnzzz time flies! :pOnly when you're havin' fun, baby. :)

Angle Queen
03-08-2005, 11:59 AM
No I did not have Atari. I had this stupid tennis game....bleeping a lot...with 2 stripes on each side of the screen, in black and white....and you had to keep the white dot in play :lol:Mine was called Blip. I still have it upstairs in the attic. Maybe I'll pull it down and see if it still works.

Sadly, my hand-eye skills...haven't progressed much from those days. Indeed, the only computer games I've got are the oldies...PacMan and Tetris. When I get on a Tetris kick, I play til my eyes are bloodshot and I see falling pieces in my sleep. Several years ago, when we vacationed in Japan, we investing in a GameBoy for the long flight over (14-hours non-stop). I've got Agassi Tennis...but durn if I can figure it out. My husband broke down and bought me Tetris for it. :p

PennyThePenguin
03-08-2005, 12:02 PM
:woohoo: all my favourite ma'ams are in here! shoukyuh and empress tiff and maybe maria will drop by!!!!

jsut thought i'd pop in and say HI MA'AMs!!!

ok..popping out to be a psychotic teeny bopper ;)

jasmine(usa)
03-08-2005, 12:03 PM
I used to do the same thing with tetris. That game can be addictive.

Angle Queen
03-08-2005, 12:18 PM
:woohoo: all my favourite ma'ams are in here! shoukyuh and empress tiff and maybe maria will drop by!!!!

jsut thought i'd pop in and say HI MA'AMs!!!

ok..popping out to be a psychotic teeny bopper ;)Hi Penny! And what manners she has. Ma'am.

You know, I used to take offense when someone called me that (thinkin' it'd make me old before my time)...but now...I like it. Shows there are some parents who raised their kids right.

I also like it when a gentleman...holds the door for me. I enjoy using the opportunity to flash him my best smile...and softest, southern "thank you." It always gets a smile back from them. Now that I'm an old married fart, I have to use every chance I get to flirt with the opposite sex.

ps...Penny...teeny boppers are welcome too...especially the polite ones. :)

Angle Queen
03-08-2005, 12:21 PM
I used to do the same thing with tetris. That game can be addictive.I have to keep the computer version of the game on a floppy disk (yes, it actually fits on one ;) ) and pull it out only when I want to play. Otherwise...it'd be good night, Irene. The husband keeps the GameBoy cartridge hidden from me. :banghead:

Carlita
03-08-2005, 12:37 PM
I've got Agassi Tennis...but durn if I can figure it out. My husband broke down and bought me Tetris for it. :p
Got an Agassi tennisgame too! For the PC, bought it on sale but haven't actually had time to install it! :lol:

:wavey: Hi Jiat!!!! :lol:

jasmine(usa)
03-08-2005, 12:38 PM
Oh honey, I'll be married seven years tomorrow and I flirt every chance I get!

Carlita
03-08-2005, 12:48 PM
I used to do the same thing with tetris. That game can be addictive.
oh yeah!! I think I have my 3rd or 4th gameboy now! hahahaha :lol: And played a lot of Tetris!! :yeah:

Angle Queen
03-08-2005, 12:58 PM
Oh honey, I'll be married seven years tomorrow and I flirt every chance I get!SEVEN years. :woohoo: Awesome accomplishment...cause it sure as heck ain't easy. What's the typical anniversary celebration for y'all?

jasmine(usa)
03-08-2005, 01:10 PM
SEVEN years. :woohoo: Awesome accomplishment...cause it sure as heck ain't easy. What's the typical anniversary celebration for y'all?The usual old married couple thing. We'll have to celebrate this weekend when my mom has the kids. Probably just go out to dinner and a movie. It feels more like 20 years to me than 7. I guess after you make it through the hardest years together everything just becomes so... normal.

sigmagirl91
03-08-2005, 05:09 PM
Tell me about it. I was a Prince fan (the first time he had that name...and was the warm-up act for Morris Day and the Time). 1999...still gets me goin'. And while I wasn't overly fond of the movie, I still think the soundtrack from Purple Rain is one of the best (of the modern era).

Only when you're havin' fun, baby. :)

The Purple Rain soundtrack was the bestest....
By the way, did you ever try to mimic the writing on the album? I did-for music class, when we designed album covers. It was fun.....and the writing was cool. I still have Purple Rain. I thought I still had Thriller, but I don't.

sigmagirl91
03-08-2005, 05:11 PM
:woohoo: all my favourite ma'ams are in here! shoukyuh and empress tiff and maybe maria will drop by!!!!

jsut thought i'd pop in and say HI MA'AMs!!!

ok..popping out to be a psychotic teeny bopper ;)

Welcome, Queen. We're always glad to have a teeny bopper over here to pass our WIZDUM ;) to.

Angle Queen
03-08-2005, 05:20 PM
By the way, did you ever try to mimic the writing on the album? I did-for music class, when we designed album covers.I am NOT that creative. Remember...you're talkin' to an engineerin' nerd here. I can still "sign" the I would die 4 u though. And Darling Nikki....to this day, I think it's one of the rauchiest songs...ever. But I love it. ;)

Now...we have to have that chat about how/why you don't have Thriller. How did that escape your collection? The opening gongs of Beat It...rank right up there with the most recognizable sounds (that...and the opening to Law & Order). And it's still my favorite video of ALL-TIME.

What about Off the Wall? Are Michael's socks still bright white? And how about his 'fro?

sigmagirl91
03-08-2005, 05:23 PM
I am NOT that creative. Remember...you're talkin' to an engineerin' nerd here. I can still "sign" the I would die 4 u though. And Darling Nikki....to this day, I think it's one of the rauchiest songs...ever. But I love it. ;)

Now...we have to have that chat about how/why you don't have Thriller. How did that escape your collection? The opening gongs of Beat It...rank right up there with the most recognizable sounds (that...and the opening to Law & Order). And it's still my favorite video of ALL-TIME.

What about Off the Wall? Are Michael's socks still bright white? And how about his 'fro?

My friends and I were that creative-and bored. I still can't believe that mom actually let us listen to Darling Nikki-forward and backward (remember hearing that Darling Nikki had some weird message backwards? I never could get it.). I don't know what happened to Thriller, to this day. I vowed never to get rid of it, it's such a classic. And....does Michael Jackson have those horrid white socks, loafers, and the high waters? Probably. Just like I still have a Beat It and Thriller jacket in my mom's closet.

jasmine(usa)
03-08-2005, 05:45 PM
My friends and I were that creative-and bored. I still can't believe that mom actually let us listen to Darling Nikki-forward and backward (remember hearing that Darling Nikki had some weird message backwards? I never could get it.). I don't know what happened to Thriller, to this day. I vowed never to get rid of it, it's such a classic. And....does Michael Jackson have those horrid white socks, loafers, and the high waters? Probably. Just like I still have a Beat It and Thriller jacket in my mom's closet.I had that cassette and thankfully my mom never heard that song or I wouldn't have had it long. I think she still has my thriller video. She keeps all that old stuff of mine.

bad gambler
03-08-2005, 06:13 PM
hi ladies :wavey:

good to have a variety in age of posters on MTF :)

sigmagirl91
03-08-2005, 06:18 PM
hi ladies :wavey:

good to have a variety in age of posters on MTF :)

Are you thirty-something? If so, you're in the right place.

bad gambler
03-08-2005, 06:24 PM
still in my mid 20's but just wanted to say hi :wavey:

i'll be in this thread shortly the way time flies these days!

Carlita
03-08-2005, 06:27 PM
hi ladies :wavey:

good to have a variety in age of posters on MTF :)
:wavey: Hi handsome ;)

sigmagirl91
03-08-2005, 06:28 PM
still in my mid 20's but just wanted to say hi :wavey:

i'll be in this thread shortly the way time flies these days!

:D

MariaV
03-09-2005, 08:08 AM
still in my mid 20's but just wanted to say hi :wavey:

i'll be in this thread shortly the way time flies these days!

LOL bg, :haha: anyway, nice to see you here!! :wavey: I thought you were going more for the younger girlies? ;) But you're right about how time flies. :( BTW, how's the corner store doing?

Hi to all the lovely ladies here too of course. :wavey: I still have Thriller on a cassette. I also thought Michael Jackson was a genius back then... And I saw the whole LiveAid on Finnish TV! :woohoo: It was awesome! So much for the common experience with you ppl in the free world and me behind the Iron Curtain these days.

PennyThePenguin
03-09-2005, 08:50 AM
Welcome, Queen. We're always glad to have a teeny bopper over here to pass our WIZDUM ;) to.

aww..thanks empress tiff!

i'm here to say hi again ladies! have a nice day wherevcer u are!

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 10:42 AM
Hi, Queen. You have a great day. You'll ace those mid-terms yet. :D
And don't tell me you were going to put yourself on ignore..... :o
Don't feel bad-I tried to rep myself once, I was so amused.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 10:45 AM
LOL bg, :haha: anyway, nice to see you here!! :wavey: I thought you were going more for the younger girlies? ;) But you're right about how time flies. :( BTW, how's the corner store doing?

Hi to all the lovely ladies here too of course. :wavey: I still have Thriller on a cassette. I also thought Michael Jackson was a genius back then... And I saw the whole LiveAid on Finnish TV! :woohoo: It was awesome! So much for the common experience with you ppl in the free world and me behind the Iron Curtain these days.

Hi, Maria. Good morning. What's going on? We always love to have more 30-somethings over here.

Mrs. B
03-09-2005, 10:58 AM
:wavey:

Carlita
03-09-2005, 10:59 AM
:wavey: hello all!!! Pfff been having lots of eighties flashbacks! :lol: Love the music, hate the clothes :haha:

Carlita
03-09-2005, 10:59 AM
:wavey:hola! did you change your name??? :scratch: Or am I seeing things???? :lol:

Mrs. B
03-09-2005, 11:03 AM
you have good eyes! :yeah:

MariaV
03-09-2005, 11:06 AM
Hola Mrs B, :wavey: why did you change your name?
Hola Carlita!!! :wavey: I'm at work right now. You at work too?

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 11:07 AM
:wavey:

Hi, there, lady. It's good to hear from you. Visit often. :D

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 11:08 AM
you have good eyes! :yeah:

Hi, Mrs. B. OK, the new name is gonna take some getting used to, but I can dig it.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 11:09 AM
:wavey: hello all!!! Pfff been having lots of eighties flashbacks! :lol: Love the music, hate the clothes :haha:

The clothes + the hairdos=HORRENDOUS

Carlita
03-09-2005, 11:49 AM
:wavey: Hi Maria!!

yes I'm at work..... pfffff..... have to work til 20.15.. yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaah!!!

:(

why did you change your name Mrs.B???

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 11:58 AM
Morning, Ladies.

And yes, Mrs. B, why the name change?

jasmine(usa)
03-09-2005, 12:00 PM
:wavey: Good day to everyone!

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 12:04 PM
Happy Anniversary! (today or yesterday...with all the different time zones going on here...it's hard to tell :) )

jasmine(usa)
03-09-2005, 12:13 PM
Happy Anniversary! (today or yesterday...with all the different time zones going on here...it's hard to tell :) ):D You remembered, thank you! Already got into an argument with his crazy ass. It's ok though, because by the time he gets home from work It'll be forgotten.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 12:28 PM
Morning, Ladies.

And yes, Mrs. B, why the name change?

Good morning. It's cold here. No snow, thankfully.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 12:29 PM
:D You remembered, thank you! Already got into an argument with his crazy ass. It's ok though, because by the time he gets home from work It'll be forgotten.

Happy Anniversary, then. :)

Carlita
03-09-2005, 12:33 PM
:bdaycake: Happy anniversary Jasmine!!!! :aparty:



OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH :woohoo: Duran Duran will play in Amsterdam on May 31st!!!!! :woohoo:

grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!!!!!! Last saw them in 88 or 90 or something!!! ABOUT TIME!
tickets on sale this Saturday!!! :bounce:

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 12:34 PM
:cake: Happy anniversary Jasmine!!!! :aparty:



OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH :woohoo: Duran Duran will play in Amsterdam on May 31st!!!!! :woohoo:

grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!!!!!! Last saw them in 88 or 90 or something!!! ABOUT TIME!
tickets on sale this Saturday!!! :bounce:

Yippee!!!!!

Carlita
03-09-2005, 12:35 PM
Tiff!! You're so quick today!!!! :lol:

:banana: :banana: :banana:

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 12:40 PM
Tiff!! You're so quick today!!!! :lol:

:banana: :banana: :banana:

I am, I am....maybe during Spring Break, I can really get my shimmy perfected.

MariaV
03-09-2005, 12:41 PM
Morning AQ, Jasmine and Tiffany! :wavey: Have a nice day! And Happy Anniversary Jasmine! :)
Cold and sunny here, strong northern winds. Brrrrr! How's Holland Carlita? And if you don't mind me asking, where do you work?

jasmine(usa)
03-09-2005, 12:42 PM
Lucky you, Carlita!:D I'd love to go see them. Were they really good live when you saw them before? I can't believe they are :rocker: again after all these years!

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 12:45 PM
Morning AQ, Jasmine and Tiffany! :wavey: Have a nice day! And Happy Anniversary Jasmine! :)
Cold and sunny here, strong northern winds. Brrrrr! How's Holland Carlita? And if you don't mind me asking, where do you work?

:wavey:

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 12:52 PM
Already got into an argument with his crazy ass. It's ok though, because by the time he gets home from work It'll be forgotten.Maybe it'll make kiss-n-make-up all the better. :p

I "fought" with mine too this morning. I normally make most of his lunch. It's not something he asked me to do...I just pitched in. Well now, it's expected. This morning, I had to get my tennis gear together cause I'm hitting right after work...and didn't have time to fix his stuff. Boy, did he come down the stairs in a grouchy mood...slammin' things around the kitchen...bitchin' cause I didn't empty the dishwasher (which I filled and set last night). Ugh. Makes the day start out bright, eh?

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 12:53 PM
Morning AQ, Jasmine and Tiffany! :wavey: Have a nice day! Morning, Maria. The most beautiful sound I ever heard. Maria, Maria, Maria!

Couldn't resist. :) (I love old musicals)

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 12:55 PM
Morning, all-again. I'm still surfing and aimlessly posting. :)

Elwing
03-09-2005, 12:55 PM
oh i just found this thread!! lovely!!! i just turned 31 and i really don't like MJ that much but i gotta tell you that back on Thriller time we use to have here (Argentina) a tv show called "The Michael Jackson Show" (or smth similar i can't remember exactly) which was host by a really old guy that have nothing interesting but the fact that he was part of the jury who decided, every night, who the best MJ impressioner was. Oh yeah! :rolleyes: hundreds of kids (and some who crossed the "kid" line long time ago :eek: ) danced and emulated MJ, dressed up and everything!! , to win a MJ cassettes or the "official Thriller outfit" , etc... it was madness !!!! :haha:
My grandpa gifted me and my sis the "Wham" cassete!!! George Michael and Co!! oh my god!! :banghead:
I remember Rick Asley was our official music at the Gymclass, all those aerobic gym classes were born back then...
I had a blast in the '80's and '90's , as someone said here, time flies when you're having a good time!! :devil:
Have you notice that girls are aparently more aprehensive to reveal their ages and yet here are almost no guys over 30?? or is it that we like "fresh meet" and got into a forum where all guys are under 30???? :haha: :scratch:

MariaV
03-09-2005, 12:56 PM
Wow Carlita! Dunno if Duran Duran would come here but you know, Michael Jackson came to Estonia in 1996. It was like the HUGEST thing back then and I went to his concert too. :dance:

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 01:00 PM
Have you notice that girls are aparently more aprehensive to reveal their ages and yet here are almost no guys over 30?? or is it that we like "fresh meet" and got into a forum where all guys are under 30???? :haha: :scratch:

Probably-or that there's a stigma with women over 30 that isn't there with the men. Whatever...this thread is for us, so let's enjoy.

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 01:01 PM
oh i just found this thread!! lovely!!! i just turned 31Welcome!!!!!

Have you notice that girls are aparently more aprehensive to reveal their ages and yet here are almost no guys over 30?? or is it that we like "fresh meet" and got into a forum where all guys are under 30???? :haha: :scratch: Proudly admit to being 39. Will turn the big 4-0 in September. Love life...older.

And as for the "fresh meat," I married younger, baby. ;)

MariaV
03-09-2005, 01:05 PM
Morning, Maria. The most beautiful sound I ever heard. Maria, Maria, Maria!

Couldn't resist. :) (I love old musicals)

LOL, about Maria I prefer Blondie or Ricky Martin versions. ;) But I love West Side Story music too! :)

jasmine(usa)
03-09-2005, 01:05 PM
Maybe it'll make kiss-n-make-up all the better. :p

I "fought" with mine too this morning. I normally make most of his lunch. It's not something he asked me to do...I just pitched in. Well now, it's expected. This morning, I had to get my tennis gear together cause I'm hitting right after work...and didn't have time to fix his stuff. Boy, did he come down the stairs in a grouchy mood...slammin' things around the kitchen...bitchin' cause I didn't empty the dishwasher (which I filled and set last night). Ugh. Makes the day start out bright, eh?:( Yeah, but it's the norm around here. He takes our kids to school, and they are always making him late. He has to drive an hour and a half to go to work so it pisses him off to get going late. Men can be such bitches sometimes, but hey, we love them.;)

Carlita
03-09-2005, 01:21 PM
Morning AQ, Jasmine and Tiffany! :wavey: Have a nice day! And Happy Anniversary Jasmine! :)
Cold and sunny here, strong northern winds. Brrrrr! How's Holland Carlita? And if you don't mind me asking, where do you work?
Holland is cold!!! hahaha! I work in Rotterdam, pianoshop. I'm in the office and sell the occasional guitar :lol: Just lovely... :rolleyes:

Lucky you, Carlita! I'd love to go see them. Were they really good live when you saw them before? I can't believe they are again after all these years!

oh yes!! They were great! Still are! I bought a dvd recently that had some recent live footage on it, and they sound great!! :yeah:

:wavey: hi Elwing!! Welcome!! :D

Mrs. B
03-09-2005, 01:40 PM
Hola Mrs B, why did you change your name?

Hi, Mrs. B. OK, the new name is gonna take some getting used to, but I can dig it.

And yes, Mrs. B, why the name change?

'cause it's a woman's prerogative! don't we just love changes? :lol: i haven't had a new nick since 2002, and Bebop's easier to type, but you may all continue calling me Mrs. B. ;)

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 01:45 PM
'cause it's a woman's prerogative!Of course it's a woman's prerogative. Ok, now we're on to Bobby Brown. I still can't quite figure out why Whitney...is still with him.

MariaV
03-09-2005, 01:46 PM
Bebop... well, yeah, it's OK to type. And nothing against changes, changes are good! :D
Bebop...

Wow Carlita, so your shop doesn't sell only pianos but other music instruments too?

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 01:46 PM
Alright...let's try this...

Hopefully...this is my wedding pic...

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 01:47 PM
Holland is cold!!! hahaha! I work in Rotterdam, pianoshop. I'm in the office and sell the occasional guitar :lol: Just lovely... :rolleyes: Do you play?

MariaV
03-09-2005, 01:47 PM
Of course it's a woman's prerogative. Ok, now we're on to Bobby Brown. I still can't quite figure out why Whitney...is still with him.

Me neither. Whitney had a great voice.

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 01:49 PM
I suppose...she was the Brittany of her time (who could actually sing, though ;) )

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 01:57 PM
You look splendid, darling.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 01:58 PM
Of course it's a woman's prerogative. Ok, now we're on to Bobby Brown. I still can't quite figure out why Whitney...is still with him.

I know. Now, they're both crackheads.

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 01:59 PM
I'm too skinny. I haven't weighed over 103lb in my entire life.

But the husband is a cutie :)

MariaV
03-09-2005, 02:11 PM
Beautiful wedding pic, AQ! :)

Carlita
03-09-2005, 02:12 PM
OOOH AQ!!! Don't you both look gorgeous!!!! :hug:

ehm....yes we sell pianos, grand pianos, digital pianos and guitars.

and nope, can't play to save my life :lol:

Mrs. B
03-09-2005, 02:14 PM
I'm too skinny. I haven't weighed over 103lb in my entire life.

But the husband is a cutie :)

lovely pic, AQ. :cool:

i was more skinny when i was younger. i now have a belly, not even tennis helps!

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 02:15 PM
I used to be a beanpole too, but now, I'm beached whale. Huge difference fifteen years makes....

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 02:15 PM
and nope, can't play to save my life :lol:So how did you end up working for such a place? How about giving us the quick low down on all the places you've lived (while you're at it :) )...

ps...and thanks for the ooh-ah. I still get chills...remembering the day. :angel:

Elwing
03-09-2005, 02:20 PM
lovely wedding pic!!!
Whitney has a voice Britney wishes to have allthough the success is comparable but didn't it feel like whitney was always treated as a rising star and Britney was treated as a rising "hot babe" ?? nowadays is hardly seen female artist being consider for their skills more than for how the look first and then how they sing.. it's not that bad on actresses but it is for singers...

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 05:00 PM
None of them can actually sing anymore. Sound studios enhance everything. And you're right, Elwing, I think they're more interested in what they look like rather than what they sound like.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 05:09 PM
None of the current pop divas can carry a tune in a bucket or my back pocket, for that matter. With that said, I think music today sucks as a result. Too bad for the younger generation. There are no technically sound singers out there anymore. Just fluff.

Mrs. B
03-09-2005, 06:02 PM
Cristina Aguillera can sing. I heard her sing the blues and her voice blew me away! :eek:

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 06:06 PM
I wish she would stop changing her hair color, though. :scratch:

the cat
03-09-2005, 06:25 PM
What a groovy ;) idea for a thread. :D :cool: Well done Angle. How did I waste time at work before the advent of the internet? I daydreamed to help pass the time. :zzz: ;) And I would think about what I was going to do that night after work. I still do that on occasion. :embarrassment:

Christina Aguilera has a great voice and can really sing well :singer: when she's not over powering a song with her powerful voice. But for some reason she's into image changes and being sexy. I suppose that's because she's young and wants attention. ;) But Christina has the talent to be known for her just her singing if she wanted it that way.

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 06:29 PM
What a groovy (good) idea for a thread. :D :cool: Meow, Cat. Glad you could join us. It's just random stuff though. Being in our age group...brings slightly different experiences...and we didn't want to wade through the pup stuff all the time. :)

That said, I must confess how charged I am...by some of the young guns on MTF. Big Boss (Doug) and I went at it yesterday in Ask the Replier a Question and This or That...and I had a blast. For an 18-year-old...he's :cool: .

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 06:36 PM
What a groovy ;) idea for a thread. :D :cool: Well done Angle. How did I waste time at work before the advent of the internet? I daydreamed to help pass the time. :zzz: ;) And I would think about what I was going to do that night after work. I still do that on occasion. :embarrassment:

Christina Aguilera has a great voice and can really sing well :singer: when she's not over powering a song with her powerful voice. But for some reason she's into image changes and being sexy. I suppose that's because she's young and wants attention. ;) But Christina has the talent to be known for her just her singing if she wanted it that way.

I totally agree with you on CA. She could be a class talent without getting caught up in decoration. That stuff will fade away, but her talent can stand the test of time. I, like yourself, will put all that down to immaturity as to why she is that way. I hope her thirties will find her switching priorities.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 06:40 PM
Cat, check your pm.

the cat
03-09-2005, 07:30 PM
I did Sigma.

And Christina Aguilera is still young so she has plenty of time to mature as a singer and escape the stripper mode or whatever attention drawing mode she is in.

Mrs. B
03-09-2005, 07:35 PM
How did you waste time at work...before the internet?
chatted on the phone, read, listened to music.


Do you remember your first (non-kids)...45, album, 8-track, cassette, CD?
i listened to Led Zeppelin, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Carole King, and Carly Simon's albums. and i loved Burt Bacharach.

How do you recover from a tennis match?
i eat something and i try to eat pasta if the match is not too early. i drink water before playing, and i carry an isotonic drink (Isostar) and water with me on court, muesli bars, a banana...glucose candies...:lol:. and a soluble magnesium tablet before i go to bed. :o

*Ljubica*
03-09-2005, 07:41 PM
Hi guys :wavey: I've been meaning to pop over here for a while - it's good that us "oldies" stick together :)

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 07:42 PM
Hi guys :wavey: I've been meaning to pop over here for a while - it's good that us "oldies" stick together :)Rosie. Yipee. You're here.

Ultraman
03-09-2005, 07:48 PM
Great idea!

I'm not sure how I missed this thread, but I am 42, so I guess that qualifies me entrance. :)

In any event....Howdy Everyone. :wavey:

How did you waste time at work...before the internet?

My first job was in the loan consulting arena. I was there for 9 years and it was commission-only. I spent every moment of the day from 6am - 6pm focused on bringing in revenue. No time to waste.

Do you remember your first (non-kids)...45, album, 8-track, cassette, CD?

None. Didn't collect music.

How do you recover from a tennis match?

A really good question, which certainly applies as we get older. I take an Advil about an hour before I step on the courts. When I get on the court I run around it, a bit, to warm up. Forewards and backwards. Then do a bit of stretching. I drink water throughout the match. And lastly another Advil later depending on how I feel.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 07:52 PM
Hi guys :wavey: I've been meaning to pop over here for a while - it's good that us "oldies" stick together :)

Rosieeeeee, you made it. I almost had to drag you over here.... :o

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 07:52 PM
I did Sigma.

And Christina Aguilera is still young so she has plenty of time to mature as a singer and escape the stripper mode or whatever attention drawing mode she is in.

I hope so, because she has so much to offer.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 07:53 PM
Great idea!

I'm not sure how I missed this thread, but I am 42, so I guess that qualifies me entrance. :)

In any event....Howdy Everyone. :wavey:

How did you waste time at work...before the internet?

My first job was in the loan consulting arena. I was there for 9 years and it was commission-only. I spent every moment of the day from 6am - 6pm focused on bringing in revenue. No time to waste.

Do you remember your first (non-kids)...45, album, 8-track, cassette, CD?

None. Didn't collect music.

How do you recover from a tennis match?

A really good question, which certainly applies as we get older. I take an Advil about an hour before I step on the courts. When I get on the court I run around it, a bit, to warm up. Forewards and backwards. Then do a bit of stretching. I drink water throughout the match. And lastly another Advil later depending on how I feel.

Hey, Ultra. Glad you could come in and join us. This thread could be an MTF institution yet.

*Ljubica*
03-09-2005, 07:59 PM
Rosieeeeee, you made it. I almost had to drag you over here.... :o

You know what a busy girl I am Tiff :) - anyway - guess I'd better answer the 3 questions - so.........

How did you waste time at work...before the internet?
Spent far too much time chatting on the phone to my friends.

Do you remember your first (non-kids)...45, album, 8-track, cassette, CD?
First 45 - "Abacab" - Genesis
Album - "Unforgettable Fire" - U2
Cassette - you won't have heard of this one - the band were called "Twelfth Night" - they were a local University band that made their own cassettes to sell at local gigs - I had a crush on their drummer when I was about 9 - LOL!
CD - can't remember which was the first.

How do you recover from a tennis match?
Well I don't play anymore, but I get pretty tense watching matches (Tiff will vouch for that) -so it's usually a large vodka!!!

Mrs. B
03-09-2005, 08:02 PM
How do you recover from a tennis match?
Well I don't play anymore, but I get pretty tense watching matches (Tiff will vouch for that) -so it's usually a large vodka!!!

:lol: bet you had a couple of those watching David's 5 setter in Basel during the finals!

*Ljubica*
03-09-2005, 08:16 PM
:lol: bet you had a couple of those watching David's 5 setter in Basel during the finals!

Nowhere near as many as I did afterwards in the Hotel Bar :devil:

Choupi
03-09-2005, 08:23 PM
Hey, hope I can enter the club too? :)

How did you waste time at work...before the internet?
I guess I must have been doing the work for which I am so well paid... ;)
Do you remember your first (non-kids)...45, album, 8-track, cassette, CD?
Wham! Make It Big

How do you recover from a tennis match?
Depends on who was playing and what the outcome is...I can cry all the tears of my little soul, seeking for comfort. Or yelling so loud that I scare my poor little cat. Must precise that I don't play tennis myself, unfortunately... :sad:

Ultraman
03-09-2005, 08:34 PM
Well I don't play anymore, but I get pretty tense watching matches (Tiff will vouch for that) -so it's usually a large vodka!!!


Cheers to that. :drink:

I have found that good vodka has wonderful way of aiding tennis woes along with most others, for that matter.

*Ljubica*
03-09-2005, 08:41 PM
Hey, hope I can enter the club too? :)

How did you waste time at work...before the internet?
I guess I must have been doing the work for which I am so well paid... ;)
Do you remember your first (non-kids)...45, album, 8-track, cassette, CD?
Wham! Make It Big

How do you recover from a tennis match?
Depends on who was playing and what the outcome is...I can cry all the tears of my little soul, seeking for comfort. Or yelling so loud that I scare my poor little cat. Must precise that I don't play tennis myself, unfortunately... :sad:

Choupinette - my dear friend :hug: bienvenue! Anyone over 30 is welcome here - so seems you qualify ;)

Choupi
03-09-2005, 08:52 PM
Choupinette - my dear friend :hug: bienvenue! Anyone over 30 is welcome here - so seems you qualify ;)
Awwwww...thanks for the warm welcome Rosie. I appreciate! :)

*Ljubica*
03-09-2005, 08:53 PM
Awwwww...thanks for the warm welcome Rosie. I appreciate! :)

You're welcome sweetie -I think this thread was a great idea for us "oldies". Anyway - I need to go to bed now or I'll never get up early for work tomorrow. Bye for now :wavey:

Choupi
03-09-2005, 09:01 PM
You're welcome sweetie -I think this thread was a great idea for us "oldies". Anyway - I need to go to bed now or I'll never get up early for work tomorrow. Bye for now :wavey:
Yes, this is a great idea this thread for us "oldies".
I'm heading to bed too. I'm lacking sleep, after my gala dinner yesterday. 4 hours of sleep don't content me any longer... ;) :wavey:

MariaV
03-09-2005, 09:03 PM
Wow how many great ladies we've got here! :)

BTW, from the name I gather Ultraman is not a lady? :o

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 09:48 PM
Yes, this is a great idea this thread for us "oldies".
I'm heading to bed too. I'm lacking sleep, after my gala dinner yesterday. 4 hours of sleep don't content me any longer... ;) :wavey:

Ehhh.....ça va, choupinette? Good to have you here.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 09:49 PM
Wow how many great ladies we've got here! :)

BTW, from the name I gather Ultraman is not a lady? :o

Probably a good handful. Ultraman? Not a lady, as far as I can tell.

mandoura
03-09-2005, 10:12 PM
Hello everybody,

I am 45, almost, so I think I am overqualified for this club :D

I see a lot of nice ladies, and maybe gentlemen, around. This thread seems very cosy and friendly. I am really happy I dropped by and read all your posts. I sure will drop by more often. :wavey:

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 10:13 PM
Please do, Mandoura. We would love to hear your WIZDUM ;).

Carlita
03-09-2005, 10:17 PM
How can you be overqualified for this thread???

naaaaaaaaaaaah!!! Welcome Mandoura!!! :wavey:

I just popped in to wish you all here a goodnight (for when it's your time to go to sleep! :lol: ) Here in Holland it is my time! :zzz:

Adios everyone!!!! :hug:

mandoura
03-09-2005, 10:18 PM
Please do, Mandoura. We would love to hear your WIZDUM ;).

I must warn you though, as I did Angel Queen, when given the chance I become extremely chatty. :D

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 10:24 PM
I must warn you though, as I did Angel Queen, when given the chance I become extremely chatty. :D

Hey, it's all good. Chat away.... :D

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 10:24 PM
How can you be overqualified for this thread???

naaaaaaaaaaaah!!! Welcome Mandoura!!! :wavey:

I just popped in to wish you all here a goodnight (for when it's your time to go to sleep! :lol: ) Here in Holland it is my time! :zzz:

Adios everyone!!!! :hug:

Nighty, Sjoukje. Take care.

MariaV
03-09-2005, 10:25 PM
Welcome Mandoura! :wavey: And nighty night Carlita! I'll be going now too! :zzz:
C'ya all tomorrow! :kiss:

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 10:39 PM
I must warn you though, as I did Angel Queen, when given the chance I become extremely chatty. :DI love the way she calls me :angel: Q.

Hey Mandy, your thread over in GM on momentum is pulling in some of the big hitters. Sorry your son lost. I'm sure it was disappointing...especially since some gamesmanship interfered. Sadly, though, it's part of the game, any game. I think it's particularly rotten for kids to already be doing that kind of stuff...and I'm as competitive as is comes. It's not just about the rules...for me. I say...what goes around comes. That kid will get a lesson in it someday.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 10:39 PM
Bye, Maria. Sweet dreams.

mandoura
03-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Yes , I forgot about the questions, so here it goes:

How did you waste time at work...before the internet?

I played battleship, crosswords, categories with my colleagues. I worked in a bank and had a lot of free time.

Do you remember your first (non-kids)...45, album, 8-track, cassette, CD?

I had a good collection of the Beatles, ABBA, the Rolling Stones, the Bee Gees and a lot of french music.

How do you recover from a tennis match?

Never played myself so couldn't tell. I played ping-pong and beach racket. But I am a great Tennis watcher ever since I was 10. I just loved Lendel, worshipped Edburg. I enjoyed all players really never disliked anyone.

My son, Mostafa (meaning the chosen one and very common in Arabic), plays competitively in local junior tourneys. He is almost 14. His rank jumped from # 187 last year to # 33. He lost a tough match today though.

My daughter, Nour (meaning the light also very common in Arabic for both boys and girls), is almost 8. She started tennis last year. She prefers horseback riding.

My own name is not very common in arabic. In fact, I only know one other person named after me, my Nanny's daughter. We are the only 2 I know by this name it means (I don't know if it exists in English) the bestowed.

Well this is some of me in a nutshell. More to come eventually. :wavey:

Love you all, my new friends. :inlove: :hug: :kiss:

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 10:53 PM
Yes , I forgot about the questions, so here it goes:

How did you waste time at work...before the internet?

I played battleship, crosswords, categories with my colleagues. I worked in a bank and had a lot of free time.

Do you remember your first (non-kids)...45, album, 8-track, cassette, CD?

I had a good collection of the Beatles, ABBA, the Rolling Stones, the Bee Gees and a lot of french music.

How do you recover from a tennis match?

Never played myself so couldn't tell. I played ping-pong and beach racket. But I am a great Tennis watcher ever since I was 10. I just loved Lendel, worshipped Edburg. I enjoyed all players really never disliked anyone.

My son, Mostafa (meaning the chosen one and very common in Arabic), plays competitively in local junior tourneys. He is almost 14. His rank jumped from # 187 last year to # 33. He lost a tough match today though.

My daughter, Nour (meaning the light also very common in Arabic for both boys and girls), is almost 8. She started tennis last year. She prefers horseback riding.

My own name is not very common in arabic. In fact, I only know one other person named after me, my Nanny's daughter. We are the only 2 I know by this name it means (I don't know if it exists in English) the bestowed.

Well this is some of me in a nutshell. More to come eventually. :wavey:

Love you all, my new friends. :inlove: :hug: :kiss:

Great information. You worked in a bank? So did I. I have stories for days.

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 10:54 PM
I played battleship, crosswords, categories with my colleagues.I loved Battleship...but I'd always cheat and move my ships. That's why the electronic one was never gonna make it. :lol:
My son, Mostafa (meaning the chosen one and very common in Arabic), plays competitively in local junior tourneys. He is almost 14. His rank jumped from # 187 last year to # 33. He lost a tough match today though.

My daughter, Nour (meaning the light also very common in Arabic for both boys and girls), is almost 8. She started tennis last year. She prefers horseback riding.
Your children have such beautiful names. How did you decide on them?

mandoura
03-09-2005, 10:56 PM
I say...what goes around comes. That kid will get a lesson in it someday.

Absolutely. But my kid is so honnest it kills me sometimes. You know even I cannot understand why or what makes him think this way. He is such a perfectionist. If he does not play at 100%, he thinks he does not deserve to win. If he ends up the winner, he apologizes to his opponent. If his opponent gets a bad call from the line judge, he rectifies it. I don't interfere as he is the one playing not me and I am really greatful he has such integrity. On the other hand, a bit of a killer instinct will not harm him, just a bit. :devil:

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 10:57 PM
Give him time; he'll come by it.

mandoura
03-09-2005, 11:09 PM
I loved Battleship...but I'd always cheat and move my ships. That's why the electronic one was never gonna make it. :lol:?

Unbelievable, me too. I never positioned my small ones until the end. Once I was playing my husband, he was my boss as I told you, and he caught me. He stopped playing with me but I was never redeemed. :devil:

Your children have such beautiful names. How did you decide on them?

For my son, we chose Mohammad, our prophet's name. But almost every other Egyptian has that name. So we decided to change it with one of the prophet's descriptive names.

For my daughter, we chose Nour, because (you might find this hard to believe but cross my heart it is the truth) I was dying to have a girl. Every day in my morning prayers, I prayed God to give me a healthy, beautiful girl that will worship him dearly. When I was 5-months pregnant, while praying, I saw a light filling my room where I was praying. Ever since, I knew in my heart, I will get my whole package, a healthy, beautiful girl. I even stopped having any sonography until my delivery. I just knew it was going to be a girl. :worship: She loves to hear this story by the way.

Pretty dramatic, :) heinh?

mandoura
03-09-2005, 11:10 PM
Great information. You worked in a bank? So did I. I have stories for days.

Would love to read them when you have time. :)

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 11:10 PM
Sounds lovely, Mandoura.

mandoura
03-09-2005, 11:13 PM
Give him time; he'll come by it.

I hope so, sigma. Life is tough. :)

sigmagirl91
03-09-2005, 11:17 PM
Yep.

Now, to my bank stories:

You know Fridays is hell, and no one wants to be there when the drive-thru gets packed and the front lobby extends to the steps outdoors. That was totally typical. That's one thing we could count on. A few other things? Kids coming through the drive-thru wanting to open a checking account; full-grown adults calling the bank and asking why their account is overdrawn; and a customer losing her change in the drive-thru machine while retrieving her money. What's the worse? Someone who comes in at 6pm when the bank is about to close-and needs a check for $20 cashed immediately. Yes, people are crazy.....

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 11:20 PM
For my daughter, we chose Nour, because (you might find this hard to believe but cross my heart it is the truth) I was dying to have a girl.My parents also really, really wanted a girl...when they had me. Lucky for them, lucky for me. I have two brothers and one sister, all older...and they wanted things all even. I'm the baby...and spoiled...by my parents and my sibs. I really was a cute kid...and loved them all back...and still do (except for one brother. He and I are NOT on speaking terms).

mandoura
03-09-2005, 11:29 PM
Yep.

Now, to my bank stories:

You know Fridays is hell, and no one wants to be there when the drive-thru gets packed and the front lobby extends to the steps outdoors. That was totally typical. That's one thing we could count on. A few other things? Kids coming through the drive-thru wanting to open a checking account; full-grown adults calling the bank and asking why their account is overdrawn; and a customer losing her change in the drive-thru machine while retrieving her money. What's the worse? Someone who comes in at 6pm when the bank is about to close-and needs a check for $20 cashed immediately. Yes, people are crazy.....

Poor sigma :D

Fortunately I did not meet clients. I worked at the Head Office. My clients were the bank's branches.

But sometimes, someone in a branch wants to impress a client so he makes promises he cannot keep and we, at HO, got stuck with it.

One time, a client was sen to me because he thought there was a mistake in his interest calculations. I spent almost 2 hours to convinve him his calculations were wrong and the bank's were correct because to get his monthly interest correct he should divide by 12 not 10. He thought when you say % yearly you divide by 10 and not by 12 months. :)

mandoura
03-09-2005, 11:32 PM
I really was a cute kid...and loved them all back...and still do (except for one brother. He and I are NOT on speaking terms).

I am sure you still are cute. ;)

It must be really hard not to speak to your brother. Whatever it was, couldn't it be forgiven? Another chance, maybe? :angel:

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 11:34 PM
One time, a client was sen to me because he thought there was a mistake in his interest calculations. I spent almost 2 hours to convinve him his calculations were wrong and the bank's were correct because to get his monthly interest correct he should divide by 12 not 10. He thought when you say % yearly you divide by 10 and not by 12 months. :)Whatever happened to compounded...daily? :lol:

mandoura
03-09-2005, 11:39 PM
Whatever happened to compounded...daily? :lol:

I was giving him a rough estimate. I don't want to imagine how long it would have taken to explain that the bank's year is 360 days not 365. :D

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 11:40 PM
I am sure you still are cute. ;) Not cute. Gangly. Still. My wedding pic is posted a few pages back.

It must be really hard not to speak to your brother. Whatever it was, couldn't it be forgiven? Another chance, maybe? :angel:Not hard at all...and it's mutual. He's had many chances over his lifetime...but the straw that broke the camel's back, so to speak, was some trouble he got into with the police...over a woman's...accusation. Now mind you, I never asked him if he did it...but I know him...and wouldn't put it past him. He demanded...not asked...but demanded the rest of us (after Dad turned him down) to post bail and pay for his lawyer's retainer. Older brother stepped up and did so...the rest of us passed...and it caused a bit of friction amongst us all. But the younger brother eventually showed his colors and now even the oldest...doesn't speak with him (they fell out over how the younger one comported himself during his divorce). Joel (the younger of the two) is manic-depressive...and while that's no excuse...it does explain a lot of his (poor and inconsistent) behavior.

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 11:42 PM
I was giving him a rough estimate. I don't want to imagine how long it would have taken to explain that the bank's year is 360 days not 365. :D:lol: I'm a programmer for a local government...and my team supports the finance division. It was an eye-opener for me too...that the bank's year...was only 360. All I could think was...why don't I have an extra five days off?

mandoura
03-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Not cute. Gangly. Still. My wedding pic is posted a few pages back.

I'll go see it now. ;)

Not hard at all...and it's mutual. He's had many chances over his lifetime...but the straw that broke the camel's back, so to speak, was some trouble he got into with the police...over a woman's...accusation. Now mind you, I never asked him if he did it...but I know him...and wouldn't put it past him. He demanded...not asked...but demanded the rest of us (after Dad turned him down) to post bail and pay for his lawyer's retainer. Older brother stepped up and did so...the rest of us passed...and it caused a bit of friction amongst us all. But the younger brother eventually showed his colors and now even the oldest...doesn't speak with him (they fell out over how the younger one comported himself during his divorce). Joel (the younger of the two) is manic-depressive...and while that's no excuse...it does explain a lot of his (poor and inconsistent) behavior.

That is really sad. :sad:

But who knows, time is great healer. :)

A very stupid question now:

How do I add smilies when I goodrep someone? :confused:

mandoura
03-09-2005, 11:49 PM
:lol: I'm a programmer for a local government...and my team supports the finance division. It was an eye-opener for me too...that the bank's year...was only 360. All I could think was...why don't I have an extra five days off?

Do you still work, :angel: ?

Angle Queen
03-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Do you still work, :angel: ?Ev'er day. Why wouldn't I? I make more than he does. :p

mandoura
03-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Alright...let's try this...

Hopefully...this is my wedding pic...

You look wonderful. :) A real angel, a real queen. :hug:

mandoura
03-09-2005, 11:59 PM
Ev'er day. Why wouldn't I? I make more than he does. :p

Indeed. :haha:

I make more without working. ;) I get to see the kids more and I have my own money from my parents. :)

mandoura
03-10-2005, 12:06 AM
Well Ladies, it is 3:06 am here and I have a long day tomorrow.

So see you all tomorrow.

Sleep well and have wonderful dreams. :wavey:

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 12:07 AM
Poor sigma :D

Fortunately I did not meet clients. I worked at the Head Office. My clients were the bank's branches.

But sometimes, someone in a branch wants to impress a client so he makes promises he cannot keep and we, at HO, got stuck with it.

One time, a client was sen to me because he thought there was a mistake in his interest calculations. I spent almost 2 hours to convinve him his calculations were wrong and the bank's were correct because to get his monthly interest correct he should divide by 12 not 10. He thought when you say % yearly you divide by 10 and not by 12 months. :)

My goodness. Poor guy. Those are the ones who don't need bank accounts.

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 12:07 AM
Well Ladies, it is 3:06 am here and I have a long day tomorrow.

So see you all tomorrow.

Sleep well and have wonderful dreams. :wavey:

Talk to you later. Nice talking to you.

Angle Queen
03-10-2005, 12:10 AM
I make more without working.Funny you should say that. I've tried to convince several of my childful (as opposed to childless as I am) friends...that working...wasn't addin' all that much to their bank accounts...just their stress levels. With the cost of daycare, business clothes, lunches out...their net...wasn't all that much.

...and I have my own money from my parents. :)No inheritance here...yet...and I sincerely hope I won't anytime soon. Love my dad dearly...and want to keep him around for a long time. He just turned 73...and I hope he lives long enough to spend all the money he and Mom worked so hard to save. She never got a chance. She passed away in 1999.

Angle Queen
03-10-2005, 12:12 AM
Well Ladies, it is 3:06 am here and I have a long day tomorrow.

So see you all tomorrow.

Sleep well and have wonderful dreams. :wavey:Wow...what a night owl.

Sleep well. :zzz:

Smankyou
03-10-2005, 03:01 AM
Off the Wall: Michael Jackson; Album: Off the Wall: Michael Jackson; cassette: Thriller: Michael Jackson;
<3

*moonwalks out of this thread*

Mrs. B
03-10-2005, 07:53 AM
For my daughter, we chose Nour, because (you might find this hard to believe but cross my heart it is the truth) I was dying to have a girl. Every day in my morning prayers, I prayed God to give me a healthy, beautiful girl that will worship him dearly. When I was 5-months pregnant, while praying, I saw a light filling my room where I was praying. Ever since, I knew in my heart, I will get my whole package, a healthy, beautiful girl. I even stopped having any sonography until my delivery. I just knew it was going to be a girl. :worship: She loves to hear this story by the way.
Pretty dramatic, :) heinh?

that is such a lovely story. women feel these things strongly. :angel:

lol, you guys worked up a nice chat while i was sleeping!

MariaV
03-10-2005, 10:13 AM
Hi Mrs B! Ladies! :wavey:

Mandoura, good luck to your son! He may still develop some killer instinct! :devil:

mandoura
03-10-2005, 10:22 AM
that is such a lovely story. women feel these things strongly. :angel:

lol, you guys worked up a nice chat while i was sleeping!

They definitely do ;) I think that is why procreation is our responsibility. :)
I will try to start my babbling session before your bedtime. :lol:

Hi Mrs B! Ladies! :wavey:

Mandoura, good luck to your son! He may still develop some killer instinct! :devil:

Hope so, Maria. Just a tiny bit. ;)

Mrs. B
03-10-2005, 10:24 AM
hey ladies, i got all afternoon to chat unless i'm interupted by work! :lol:

mandoura
03-10-2005, 10:26 AM
hey ladies, i got all afternoon to chat unless i'm interupted by work! :lol:

What's your work about, Mrs.B. :)

Mrs. B
03-10-2005, 10:30 AM
i work as a consular assistant in one of the embassies here. ;)

mandoura
03-10-2005, 10:32 AM
Funny you should say that. I've tried to convince several of my childful (as opposed to childless as I am) friends...that working...wasn't addin' all that much to their bank accounts...just their stress levels. With the cost of daycare, business clothes, lunches out...their net...wasn't all that much..

Exactly.

No inheritance here...yet...and I sincerely hope I won't anytime soon. Love my dad dearly...and want to keep him around for a long time. He just turned 73...and I hope he lives long enough to spend all the money he and Mom worked so hard to save. She never got a chance. She passed away in 1999.

Actually, both my parents are still alive, thank God. When I said I have money from my parents, I did not mean it as inheritance. It was ny dowry and I invested it well. I live with them still. :D We have a huge flat, so it is like 2 separate well-sized apartments. It is a great arrangement as I have no need for baby-sitters. I don't imagine my life without both them. I just don't think about it. So, it must be have been hard for you to lose your mother. And hard on father too. :hug:

mandoura
03-10-2005, 10:34 AM
i work as a consular assistant in one of the embassies here. ;)

Is it interesting? Do you get to meet interesting people? Do you speak many languages?

Mrs. B
03-10-2005, 10:47 AM
it gets to be routine after a while, but there are some special cases and it's quite interesting. i speak some German & Swiss German) and it comes in handy. sometimes i do translations.

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 10:51 AM
Morning, ladies. I hope it doesn't snow here, although the weatherman predicted it.

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 10:52 AM
<3

*moonwalks out of this thread*

Hey, come back, Smankyou. :)

mandoura
03-10-2005, 10:53 AM
Morning, ladies. I hope it doesn't snow here, although the weatherman predicted it.

Hi Sigma, slept well ? :)

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 10:54 AM
Yes, I slept the sleep of the just. You know I couldn't surf this site without checking on you ladies. I love to read what you all have written. Interesting....

mandoura
03-10-2005, 10:55 AM
it gets to be routine after a while, but there are some special cases and it's quite interesting. i speak some German & Swiss German) and it comes in handy. sometimes i do translations.

Everything does after a while. :)

I speak 3 languages: Arabic, English and French. My son started Spanish this year at school, so he is teaching me a bit. It is very close to French. :)

mandoura
03-10-2005, 10:56 AM
Yes, I slept the sleep of the just. You know I couldn't surf this site without checking on you ladies. I love to read what you all have written. Interesting....

Me too. It is the 1st thread I check.

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 10:57 AM
Everything does after a while. :)

I speak 3 languages: Arabic, English and French. My son started Spanish this year at school, so he is teaching me a bit. It is very close to French. :)

Speaking of foreign language, I seriously need to brush up on Spanish and/or French. It's required for the master's program in English, which is what I got my BA in. I am having a tough time choosing which language I want to brush up on.....I haven't had a Spanish or French class in over ten years, and I can guarantee you I can't remember most of it. Time to leaf through those summer school catalogs and find one to take, yes?

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 10:58 AM
Fru Bünzli hard at work again I see.

Not everyone here is a female thanks.

Mrs. B
03-10-2005, 10:58 AM
Morning, ladies. I hope it doesn't snow here, although the weatherman predicted it.

yo, ol' lady!

it's sunny out here (for a change), it looks like a spring day. :)

Mrs. B
03-10-2005, 10:59 AM
Fru Bünzli hard at work again I see.

Not everyone here is a female thanks.

GWH! i knew you'd find your way here! :lol:

lunch break.

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 11:00 AM
yo, ol' lady!

it's sunny out here (for a change), it looks like a spring day. :)

Good morning...maybe I should get a look-out and see what mr. weatherman brought my way. Ok...not bad...the sun is trying to come out.

Washa Koroleva
03-10-2005, 11:02 AM
Someone here for me?

mandoura
03-10-2005, 11:06 AM
Speaking of foreign language, I seriously need to brush up on Spanish and/or French. It's required for the master's program in English, which is what I got my BA in. I am having a tough time choosing which language I want to brush up on.....I haven't had a Spanish or French class in over ten years, and I can guarantee you I can't remember most of it. Time to leaf through those summer school catalogs and find one to take, yes?

If you don't "practice" a language, you definitely lose it. You need to read a lot and speak a lot even if you do mistakes. I was in a French school for 12 years then switched to English at University for my BA and MA. I stopped speaking French and almost completely lost it. I chose a French school for my kids and it all came back now. It was pretty hard at the beginning though. I used to think in English and translate.

I f you should choose between Spanish and French, I'd go for Spanish. It is much easier. The grammar is not as complicated. :D

mandoura
03-10-2005, 11:07 AM
Someone here for me?

Hi :wavey:

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 11:07 AM
I'd go for Spanish over French.

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 11:08 AM
Someone here for me?

Hoi, it has been so long.

I don't join this age group until later this year. :)

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 11:09 AM
If you don't "practice" a language, you definitely lose it. You need to read a lot and speak a lot even if you do mistakes. I was in a French school for 12 years then switched to English at University for my BA and MA. I stopped speaking French and almost completely lost it. I chose a French school for my kids and it all came back now. It was pretty hard at the beginning though. I used to think in English and translate.

I f you should choose between Spanish and French, I'd go for Spanish. It is much easier. The grammar is not as complicated. :D

Thanks much. What are your degrees in? I'm going back for teaching certification (post-bac) before I get my master's. I'm all out of practice in school and foreign language, for that matter. I think I'll do Spanish because we have a huge Spanish-speaking population in the US, and I think knowing that language will help me reach that segment of the population better.

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 11:10 AM
Hoi, it has been so long.

I don't join this age group until later this year. :)

I thought you were already in this age group, George.

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 11:11 AM
Someone here for me?

Hi, Olga. What's up sweetie?

Rogiman
03-10-2005, 11:23 AM
Mature women! :hatoff:

My kind of women! :devil:

Good to have you around, hope you don't mind us kids giving a glimpse ;)

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 11:24 AM
I thought you were already in this age group, George.

Plenty of misconceptions about me, and the more there are the better it is. :)

bad gambler
03-10-2005, 11:27 AM
Mature women! :hatoff:




they get better with age, like a fine red borossa wine ;)

hello again ladies :wavey:

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 11:28 AM
OWE is one of the best things any young guy can have.

PennyThePenguin
03-10-2005, 11:29 AM
hi again ma'ams...and the few sirs around ;) how's your day/sleep been?

mandoura
03-10-2005, 11:30 AM
Thanks much. What are your degrees in? I'm going back for teaching certification (post-bac) before I get my master's. I'm all out of practice in school and foreign language, for that matter. I think I'll do Spanish because we have a huge Spanish-speaking population in the US, and I think knowing that language will help me reach that segment of the population better.

BA in Economics and MA in Management (Business Administration as it is called now).

Spanish is like the 2nd international language after English so it is the right choice.

Choupi
03-10-2005, 11:31 AM
Hoi, it has been so long.

I don't join this age group until later this year. :)
I think we can make exceptions... ;)

:wavey: All mature ppl here. Mrs.B or Bebop, I like the way you have called me...funny how ppl like to twist my name! I got "choup" or "choupster". Now, thanks to you, I've turned Russian with "choupinsky". :)

mandoura
03-10-2005, 11:33 AM
I'd go for Spanish over French.

Smart choice. ;)

MariaV
03-10-2005, 11:38 AM
hi again ma'ams...and the few sirs around ;) how's your day/sleep been?

I only got 4 hrs of sleep so not good. :( And I won't be on msn tonight, I'll go out so give my best to Magda and other kiddies if they're on. Big hug to everyone.

P.S. I need to start learning Spanish serioulsy too, instead of hanging out here and procrastinating. ;)

PennyThePenguin
03-10-2005, 11:40 AM
aww maria...why? insomnia? :hug: miekos is on...i've passed her the message...

have fun on ur night out!!!!! take care! be nice to kiddies!

Mrs. B
03-10-2005, 11:40 AM
they get better with age, like a fine red borossa wine ;)

hello again ladies :wavey:

you get a good rep for that, you know... ;)

MariaV
03-10-2005, 11:42 AM
Plenty of misconceptions about me, and the more there are the better it is. :)

I wonder how you can know so much about tennis in the 80s then. I personally found it pretty boring back then as a kid, not that I saw much except for FO and Wimbledon.

bad gambler
03-10-2005, 11:45 AM
I wonder how you can know so much about tennis in the 80s then. I personally found it pretty boring back then as a kid, not that I saw much except for FO and Wimbledon.


i'm starting to :scared: about Whitler giving us so much info about himself - so we know he is nearly 30 what more info can we pump from him i wonder..... :p

i think your dropping your guard GWH and finally opening up!

MariaV
03-10-2005, 11:46 AM
i work as a consular assistant in one of the embassies here. ;)

Wow, fine fine job Mrs B! So you reside in Bern?

Angle Queen
03-10-2005, 11:47 AM
Jeez. Go to sleep for a few hours...and they all come out of the woodworks. Welcome, one and all. Men and women...young and old. No rules...except to be polite. Doesn't mean we can't disagree...just no mudslinging please. :)

MariaV
03-10-2005, 11:48 AM
Hi bg, you still here? How's the corner store doing? Ppl working hard for you? ;)

mandoura
03-10-2005, 11:48 AM
Guys, give an old lady a hand :help:

How do I add smilies when I goodrep someone. :confused:

I don't know how and am really frustrated. :scratch:

MariaV
03-10-2005, 11:50 AM
Jeez. Go to sleep for a few hours...and they all come out of the woodworks. Welcome, one and all. Men and women...young and old. No rules...except to be polite. Doesn't mean we can't disagree...just no mudslinging please. :)

Hi AQ!! How's your day? :wavey:

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 11:50 AM
I wonder how you can know so much about tennis in the 80s then. I personally found it pretty boring back then as a kid, not that I saw much except for FO and Wimbledon.

Certain memory retention skills come in handy as does an elder brother.

Tennis in the 80s wasn't boring, it was the Swedish generation and apart from Edberg they were Swedes that I liked.

mandoura
03-10-2005, 11:50 AM
Jeez. Go to sleep for a few hours...and they all come out of the woodworks. Welcome, one and all. Men and women...young and old. No rules...except to be polite. Doesn't mean we can't disagree...just no mudslinging please. :)

Good Morning, Angel. :)

Angle Queen
03-10-2005, 11:51 AM
Someone here for me?Absolutely, O. Join in...it's a chatty group.

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 11:51 AM
i'm starting to :scared: about Whitler giving us so much info about himself - so we know he is nearly 30 what more info can we pump from him i wonder..... :p

i think your dropping your guard GWH and finally opening up!

I am not that reticient gambler, you just have to ask the right questions. :)

bad gambler
03-10-2005, 11:51 AM
Hi bg, you still here? How's the corner store doing? Ppl working hard for you? ;)

doing ok maria :)

still pretty slow but i was expecting it to be tough for the first few months

but tomorrow i hand in my resignation from my current job to concentrate more of my efforts on my own business :woohoo:

mandoura
03-10-2005, 11:53 AM
doing ok maria :)

still pretty slow but i was expecting it to be tough for the first few months

but tomorrow i hand in my resignation from my current job to concentrate more of my efforts on my own business :woohoo:

Good decision.

What is your store about? :)

Angle Queen
03-10-2005, 11:54 AM
Guys, give an old lady a hand :help:

How do I add smilies when I goodrep someone. :confused:

I don't know how and am really frustrated. :scratch:You need to actually type the words. For instance, to get :lol: type :LOL: (except use lowercase). On the chart...when you click "more"...it'll show you the picture and the equivalent typed letters.

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 11:55 AM
Good man bg I hope to visit the store in July.

MariaV
03-10-2005, 11:55 AM
Guys, give an old lady a hand :help:

How do I add smilies when I goodrep someone. :confused:

I don't know how and am really frustrated. :scratch:

Umm, I'm pretty bad at explaining but just type the signs or the text in between : : , lol, can't show it here - they'd all turn into smilies, LOL. Or ... you see the posting rules down left corner of the page - Smilies are On - click it and take them there. Ooh, I don't know if this all made any sense to you. :o

bad gambler
03-10-2005, 11:55 AM
What is your store about? :)

its just a run of the mill convenient store - we have the usual stuff in there from newspapers, milk, drinks, food items etc etc

pretty boring but at least its a start :)

Angle Queen
03-10-2005, 11:55 AM
doing ok maria :)

still pretty slow but i was expecting it to be tough for the first few months

but tomorrow i hand in my resignation from my current job to concentrate more of my efforts on my own business :woohoo:Awesome. A true entrepreneur. What kind of store is it (or have I missed that discussion before)?

Smankyou
03-10-2005, 11:56 AM
but tomorrow i hand in my resignation from my current job to concentrate more of my efforts on my own business :woohoo:
Yay for small business owners. Put in the hard yards and the rewards will be worth it. Trust zee wee entrepreneur. ;)

PennyThePenguin
03-10-2005, 11:56 AM
doing ok maria :)

still pretty slow but i was expecting it to be tough for the first few months

but tomorrow i hand in my resignation from my current job to concentrate more of my efforts on my own business :woohoo:


:yeah: hope ur business gets real good ;) sydney right? ?

bad gambler
03-10-2005, 11:57 AM
yeah i was disillusioned with the corporate world so have decided enough is enough


more to life than stressing about how to please people higher up in the corporate ladder!

Smankyou
03-10-2005, 11:57 AM
I thought you were already in this age group, George.
Old man Georgey. Here's your walking stick.

Angle Queen
03-10-2005, 11:58 AM
I am not that reticient gambler, you just have to ask the right questions. :)Or be an older, witty lady who can tease the answers out. ;)

PennyThePenguin
03-10-2005, 11:59 AM
its just a run of the mill convenient store - we have the usual stuff in there from newspapers, milk, drinks, food items etc etc

pretty boring but at least its a start :)

i hope u have cherry ripe..i LOOOVVEEE cherry ripe..we don't get it here

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 11:59 AM
Good luck with it gambler. I hope you have a good location.

mandoura
03-10-2005, 11:59 AM
its just a run of the mill convenient store - we have the usual stuff in there from newspapers, milk, drinks, food items etc etc

pretty boring but at least its a start :)

Yes maybe at the beginning but once you will have your own customers, it will be great.

The most important thing is always be nice. If you can remember your customers' names, it will make them feel at home and will have a sense of belonging to the store. :)

Best of luck and keep us posted on your progress. :D

Smankyou
03-10-2005, 11:59 AM
yeah i was disillusioned with the corporate world so have decided enough is enough

more to life than stressing about how to please people higher up in the corporate ladder!
Spot on. Best part about the job is that you can tell people where to stick it when it suits you.

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 12:00 PM
i hope u have cherry ripe..i LOOOVVEEE cherry ripe..we don't get it here

I'll send a box to Bünzliland for you? Seriously why Cherry Ripe when you have Toblerone next door.

Angle Queen
03-10-2005, 12:00 PM
its just a run of the mill convenient store - we have the usual stuff in there from newspapers, milk, drinks, food items etc etc
Nothing run-of-the-mill about convenient stores. Metro-America would come a halt without them. I actually worked for a medium-sized retailer before coming to work for the county...and while it was hard work (even in the back office where I was) it was actually rather fascinating.

MariaV
03-10-2005, 12:00 PM
doing ok maria :)

still pretty slow but i was expecting it to be tough for the first few months

but tomorrow i hand in my resignation from my current job to concentrate more of my efforts on my own business :woohoo:


Wow bg, yeah, you know it takes some time for a store to get it going properly and ppl getting used to it. I wish you good luck with your business! :hug:

mandoura
03-10-2005, 12:01 PM
Umm, I'm pretty bad at explaining but just type the signs or the text in between : : , lol, can't show it here - they'd all turn into smilies, LOL. Or ... you see the posting rules down left corner of the page - Smilies are On - click it and take them there. Ooh, I don't know if this all made any sense to you. :o

You did great at explaining. I will try it. Thanks a bunch Maria. :kiss:

Angle Queen
03-10-2005, 12:02 PM
I'll send a box to Bünzliland for you? Seriously why Cherry Ripe when you have Toblerone next door.Ok, now we've started talking chocolate...and I don't wanna hear it from all you Europeans. We have crap here. Luckily, there's a small shop in one of our upscale yuppie areas that specializing in it...and I frequent it...all to often.

But what's Cherry Ripe?

Mrs. B
03-10-2005, 12:04 PM
Wow, fine fine job Mrs B! So you reside in Bern?

yes, Maria, i live here in Bern. the job's ok, but sometimes it's boring esp. when i'm done with my tasks, now you know why i'm chatting here during office hours. ;)

pardon my ignorance, but what language do you speak in Estonia? :o

jasmine(usa)
03-10-2005, 12:05 PM
:wavey: Good morning all!

PennyThePenguin
03-10-2005, 12:05 PM
GWH......why would i have toblerone next door???? and oooh cherry ripe cos we dont' get it here..and we get toblerone here....

angle queen.....cherry ripe's a chocolate bar...with coconut flakes in it..cherry flavoured!

mandoura
03-10-2005, 12:07 PM
Ok, now we've started talking chocolate...and I don't wanna hear it from all you Europeans. We have crap here. Luckily, there's a small shop in one of our upscale yuppie areas that specializing in it...and I frequent it...all to often.

But what's Cherry Ripe?

Hershey is not bad or is it ?

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 12:07 PM
Jiat, sorry I thought that Mrs Bünzli that didn't get the Cherry Ripe.

I'll send a box to you then.

Bünzli, they speak Estonian.

Mrs. B
03-10-2005, 12:07 PM
I'll send a box to Bünzliland for you? Seriously why Cherry Ripe when you have Toblerone next door.

were you talking to me or to Jiat? :confused:

:lol:

mandoura
03-10-2005, 12:08 PM
:wavey: Good morning all!


Hi Jas :wavey:

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 12:08 PM
Some propaganda.

http://www.cadbury.com.au/sites/cadbury/index.php?pageId=59

PennyThePenguin
03-10-2005, 12:09 PM
thanks GWH!!! :hug: ;)

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 12:09 PM
were you talking to me or to Jiat? :confused:

:lol:

It was to Jiat, alzheimers is getting the better of me.

mandoura
03-10-2005, 12:10 PM
It was to Jiat, alzheimers is getting the better of me.

The better of all of us I guess. :D

Angle Queen
03-10-2005, 12:10 PM
....cherry ripe's a chocolate bar...with coconut flakes in it..cherry flavoured!I am HIGHLY allergic to coconut...so I'm afraid that one won't be for me. Thanks for the link, GWH. Now I have to head to the snack machine. :)

Angle Queen
03-10-2005, 12:12 PM
Hershey is not bad or is it ?It's not bad...in fact, it's probably my favorite of the American brands (actually have it in my lunchbox today)...it's just nowhere near the quality of European chocolate. Between the Belgians, French, Germans and Swiss...it's a choco-holics heaven.

jasmine(usa)
03-10-2005, 12:12 PM
Cherry ripe sounds yummy. I've never heard of it before. Looks like I'm gonna have to start my day out on a chocolate high!

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 12:14 PM
Mature women! :hatoff:

My kind of women! :devil:

Good to have you around, hope you don't mind us kids giving a glimpse ;)

Long time, haven't heard from. How are you today?

MariaV
03-10-2005, 12:16 PM
yes, Maria, i live here in Bern. the job's ok, but sometimes it's boring esp. when i'm done with my tasks, now you know why i'm chatting here during office hours. ;)

pardon my ignorance, but what language do you speak in Estonia? :o

Isn't it just great to chat after you're done with your tasks! :D
Well, we speak Estonian, it's a Finno-Ugric language, i.e. similar to Finnish. So I speak both Estonian and Finnish. My German is not very good, I studied it for like 3 years and my grammar sucks but I can understand Hohcdeutsch, I read a bit and watch some German TV in order not to forget it. As we border with Russia and have a lot of Russians living here I speak Russian too but it's NOT the official language here.

Mrs. B
03-10-2005, 12:17 PM
Some propaganda.

http://www.cadbury.com.au/sites/cadbury/index.php?pageId=59
my dad used to live in Sydney and he would send me bars of Cadbury! :lick:

mandoura
03-10-2005, 12:18 PM
Between the Belgians, French, Germans and Swiss...it's a choco-holics heaven.
Yes. My favorite is Lindt, I think it is Swiss. :)

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 12:19 PM
German grammar is painful.

Maria, German should be easy for you, if you speak Finnish and Estonian. You must love those vodka tourists from Helsinki.

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 12:19 PM
Yes. My favorite is Lindt, I think it is Swiss. :)

It is, the local shop sells it. Not cheap, but quality.

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 12:20 PM
Isn't it just great to chat after you're done with your tasks! :D
Well, we speak Estonian, it's a Finno-Ugric language, i.e. similar to Finnish. So I speak both Estonian and Finnish. My German is not very good, I studied it for like 3 years and my grammar sucks but I can understand Hohcdeutsch, I read a bit and watch some German TV in order not to forget it. As we border with Russia and have a lot of Russians living here I speak Russian too but it's NOT the official language here.

Interesting. And I understand Hungarian belongs to the Finno-Ugric language group, yes?

Action Jackson
03-10-2005, 12:20 PM
Interesting. And I understand Hungarian belongs to the Finno-Ugric language group, yes?

It's Finno-Uralic now actually.

sigmagirl91
03-10-2005, 12:20 PM
Yes. My favorite is Lindt, I think it is Swiss. :)

I love Lindt. I had some in Borders bookstore a few months back. My all-time favorite will always be some good ol' Godiva.