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Angle Queen
03-07-2005, 04:29 PM
Original post included at the end of this one.

Now that we're coming up on the 2nd Anniversary of the start of this thread...and have added a nice membership along the way, I thought it might be helpful if we gave quick bios here in the front (that we could refer new(er) posters to).

I'll start.
Screen Name: ANGLE QUEEN
w/explanation: I play a lot of doubles. Hit a lot of angle winners ;)
Nickname: AQ
Real Name: Marlene
Age (if you care to share): 44

Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA (about 2 hr south of Washington DC)
Time Zone: Eastern US/GMT-5
Family: Hubby (Tom), 3-year old daughter (Natalie...affectionately referred to as AP...for Angle Princess...or N@), new baby girl...Samantha...born in Sept 2008 (you do the math ;) ).

Fan Of: Hewitt, Roddick, Mirnyi....sigh...I have reluctantly removed Henman, as he is retired.

Occupation: Stay-at-home Mommy (formerly a Programmer)

Hobbies: Tennis, Cooking

Words of Wisdom: At 40, I can do what I did when I was 20. It just takes me twice as long to recover. :)
EDIT: I will repost new "links" if current thread participants care to write/rewrite/revise theirs.

Cobalt60: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4856179&postcount=7815)

Lee: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4856514&postcount=7826)

kajonie: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4859327&postcount=7828)

J. Corwin: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4860027&postcount=7830)

dancing_queen: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4861898&postcount=7840)

Choupi: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4861993&postcount=7841)

alfonsojose: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4864829&postcount=7848)

Cath777: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4865964&postcount=7869)

Betty: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4874321&postcount=7942)

LaTenista: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4881843&postcount=7976)

Clara Bow: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4895846&postcount=8014)

kataanna: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=5173772&postcount=8315)

soraya: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=5203789&postcount=8411)

sigmagirl91: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=5246408&postcount=8570)

psichogaucho: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=5246122&postcount=8561)

Zirconek: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=5517200&postcount=8924)

*Ljubica*: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=8053210&postcount=12640)

the biscuit: Click here. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=8074796&postcount=12692)


Screen Name:
w/explanation:
Nickname:
Real Name:
Age (if you care to share):

Location:
Time Zone:
Family:

Fan Of:

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Words of Wisdom:


At the behest of an, um, similarly aged poster...I'll begin this thread for those of us...over the age of 30. Not quite sure what we'll all talk about, but I'm sure our experiences are a bit different than some of the new pups (although y'all are welcome too...if you keep it nice...and don't crack jokes about our age, infirmities or idiosyncracies).

Guess I'll start off...

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

Me, I wrote (and still do) "stories." Nothing worth printing, mind you, but a fun pursuit nonetheless. I also was pretty good at reading...a novel...between all my engineering journals. And...I could even catch a catnap too. Course, that was back in the day when offices had doors and we weren't all stuck in cubicles.

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

45: S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night by the Bay City Rollers,
Album: Working Class Dog by Rick Springfield,
8-Track: John Denver's Greatest Hits I,
Cassette: Hooked on Classics and, drum roll,
CD: Records by Foreigner (had the album, 8-track & cassette...so I had to get the CD).

How do you recover from a tennis match?

Well, I believe in prevention. One Aleve with my pre-match food...and two the minute I come off the court. I used to hate drinking water...but now, it's part of the routine. Only trouble is...unless it's one of our classic 90-degree, 90-percent humidity days here in the Mid-Atlantic...I'm not sweatin' it off...and have to find a restroom between sets. Yuck! Nothin' worse than having to pull damp bloomers back on.

So Lords and Ladies, here's your chance to chat with the Old Gang.

The 30-Love Club #1 (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=157213)
The 30-Love Club #2 (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=30655)

Clara Bow
01-07-2008, 04:26 AM
Lee- we are going to get the wheels in motion for a :baby: in 2008. To not give you all tmi- we are going to try for a little bit, but have always been interested in adoption for some reasons so after a few months of trying, if it does not come to pass- we will feel it is for reason and start the process for adoption. Either way, by this time next year I will likely either be in maternity clothing or we will be in the adoption process.

cath- we did get an inspection before we bought- pretty thorough, and addressed his main concerns. But it seems like there were some unforseen problems that are causing the cracking, etc. One of my co-worker's husbands is an engineer and will meet with us next weekend to let us know what should and should not be done. You do give very good advice though, we are holding off on doing anything until we understand the complexity of everything we are dealing with - hence the appointment next weekend. We don't want to pour money into quicksand, if you will We will look into see if there is anything locally, as the area is in an interesting transition. Thanks for the tip. We are also seeing what all our insurance will do. I guess this is how we learn things in life. Glad that your b-i-l was able to get some help.

Lee
01-07-2008, 04:34 AM
Lee- we are going to get the wheels in motion for a :baby: in 2008. To not give you all tmi- we are going to try for a little bit, but have always been interested in adoption for some reasons so after a few months of trying, if it does not come to pass- we will feel it is for reason and start the process for adoption. Either way, by this time next year I will likely either be in maternity clothing or we will be in the adoption process.

Congrats!

cath- we did get an inspection before we bought- pretty thorough, and addressed his main concerns. But it seems like there were some unforseen problems that are causing the cracking, etc. One of my co-worker's husbands is an engineer and will meet with us next weekend to let us know what should and should not be done. You do give very good advice though, we are holding off on doing anything until we understand the complexity of everything we are dealing with - hence the appointment next weekend. We don't want to pour money into quicksand, if you will We will look into see if there is anything locally, as the area is in an interesting transition. Thanks for the tip. We are also seeing what all our insurance will do. I guess this is how we learn things in life. Glad that your b-i-l was able to get some help.

Again, good luck on this. The problems with your house definitely sounds like needing a structural engineer's expertize.

jackieglover
01-08-2008, 05:09 AM
Happy New Year all. :)

jackieglover
01-08-2008, 05:10 AM
Merry Christmas to you too :D

Thanks cath, how is Canada treating you?

cath777
01-09-2008, 02:39 AM
Thanks cath, how is Canada treating you?

Life here is grand! Really enjoying our new house and the January thaw which has melted most of the snow and caused the temperature to jump from -10C last week to 15C this week :D

Only annoyance is that the TV company mucked up our order and we won't get connected until next Wednesday, so no Oz Open for me for the first few days :sad:

How's life treating you? Will we be seeing more of you around these parts again this year :bounce:

cobalt60
01-09-2008, 02:56 AM
Oh wow JACKIE!!!!! :hug:
Carrie- if you would like some professional hints on getting pregnant ask :angel: Then again .........;)
Hello :wavey: And good night. Off to bed for me.

Lee
01-09-2008, 08:19 PM
I am still struggling to get up at 6 in the morning :sobbing:

I need another week to recover. :bigcry:

jackieglover
01-13-2008, 05:53 AM
Life here is grand! Really enjoying our new house and the January thaw which has melted most of the snow and caused the temperature to jump from -10C last week to 15C this week :D

Only annoyance is that the TV company mucked up our order and we won't get connected until next Wednesday, so no Oz Open for me for the first few days :sad:

How's life treating you? Will we be seeing more of you around these parts again this year :bounce:

It was ice cold here for awhile, but things seem to be thawing. In fact, I haven't slept well the last few days because I need to be in a deep freeze coma and the balmly 40 degree nights are killing me :p

Haven't been following tennis, give me some day 1 winners to bet on :D

jackieglover
01-13-2008, 05:54 AM
Can't see your avatar Sue. I think I'm going blind :sobbing:

Betty
01-13-2008, 12:10 PM
hi all :bigwave:
Jackie how are u :hug: glad see u
Carrie congrATS AND GOOD LUCK :hug:

cobalt60
01-13-2008, 01:17 PM
Can't see your avatar Sue. I think I'm going blind :sobbing:

Emerson Lake and Palmer's first album cover :rocker2:
Man it is so good to see you post here :hug:
Sorry can't help you with any betting tips:p

jackieglover
01-13-2008, 04:05 PM
Wow, your baby is so cute betty (that is unless you are using a random children's image as your avatar) :p

jackieglover
01-13-2008, 04:06 PM
Damn Sue, I thought you were going to list all the big underdogs that were going to win and make me rich (for a day at least) :p

cath777
01-14-2008, 11:39 PM
JG, hope your bets paid off and you are rich (at least for a day) ;)

jackieglover
01-15-2008, 04:00 AM
JG, hope your bets paid off and you are rich (at least for a day) ;)

Hasn't happened yet, Day 1 was ok for me :sobbing:

Mrs. B
01-16-2008, 08:22 PM
Happy New Year, everyone! :wavey:

cath777
01-17-2008, 12:23 AM
Happy New Year to you too!

Is Federer going to get to 13 by the end of the Oz Open?

jackieglover
01-17-2008, 05:46 AM
So this place is dead most of the time nowadays?

Betty
01-17-2008, 09:32 AM
of course u comeback and clubbers :bolt: :p
i'm joking :kiss:how are u?

cobalt60
01-17-2008, 12:58 PM
So this place is dead most of the time nowadays?

Pretty much;) This oldtimer is pretty busy these days. Plus everytime I read tennis info here I feel like deja vu;) And no one seems to want to just plain chat anymore. I think it is me though. My cynicism has just increased:p

Lee
01-17-2008, 02:43 PM
It's not easy to do all the talking by oneself though, Sue! ;)

cobalt60
01-17-2008, 09:57 PM
It's not easy to do all the talking by oneself though, Sue! ;)

So true :awww: Oh well;)

Angle Queen
01-18-2008, 01:54 AM
So this place is dead most of the time nowadays?Si, senor. Hehehe....

:wavey: everyone. It's me. And I'm back...for a bit. We'll see how long it lasts this time. Holidays were a complete jumble (but that's nothing new). Been watching a bit of the AO. Caught the Baggy/Safin match today. Niiiice.

How is everyone?

And BETTY....thank you, thank you, thank you. Your little package arrived last week...and Natalie is thrilled with her "little angels." She has to kiss them goodnight every evening.

LaTenista
01-18-2008, 01:57 AM
:bigwave: Marlene!

Haven't seen you around in ages.

How's Richmond and Nat?

Angle Queen
01-18-2008, 02:02 AM
:bigwave: Marlene!

Haven't seen you around in ages.

How's Richmond and Nat?Isa! Haven't been around in ages. Holidays seem to do that to me. And I've been killing myself staying up late watching the AO. :o Sleepless nights have to have some consolation.

Richmond is fine. It snowed today! Already gone but it was nice to see it coming down.

How's Ohio? And refresh me on your work and/or school situation...

Angle Queen
01-18-2008, 02:05 AM
Oh...and Nat is fine. She's still a bit young to "get" Christmas. She spent most of her time trying to put all the wrapping paper trash in the trash can. :rolleyes: Then, she actually wanted to "play" with her gifts. It took us 4 days to open everything. :lol: Guess I'd rather have her that way than just ripping through them all and tossing them aside.

LaTenista
01-18-2008, 02:38 AM
Isa! Haven't been around in ages. Holidays seem to do that to me. And I've been killing myself staying up late watching the AO. :o Sleepless nights have to have some consolation.

Richmond is fine. It snowed today! Already gone but it was nice to see it coming down.

How's Ohio? And refresh me on your work and/or school situation...

Ohio is cold but it's above freezing so we got rain today. :rolleyes:

I've been working at the same company since July...back in November they made me a permanent offer, which I accepted. So the pay and perks are better now. The department I'm in is a little :cuckoo: but I can transfer to another starting in December. I've actually been working a lot of overtime, this Monday I'm finally having my New Year's Day holiday.

Glad Nat enjoyed her Xmas - and don't worry I had 4 days of opening presents too and I'm 28. :o

Lee
01-18-2008, 02:42 AM
My son is still receiving his Christmas present. :lol: We were so busy before Christmas and he didn't really provide his wish list. Then we were out of town and we came home, he had his wish list and we ordered mostly of the games (PC & PS3) on line. Well, some of those on his wish list will be his birthday present next week though. :p

cath777
01-18-2008, 03:26 AM
I've never had a four day Christmas :lol:

jackieglover
01-18-2008, 05:52 AM
I've never had a four day Christmas :lol:

Never been into xmas much myself. Didn't even go to visit anybody this year on xmas :lol:

Betty
01-18-2008, 10:05 AM
And BETTY....thank you, thank you, thank you. Your little package arrived last week...and Natalie is thrilled with her "little angels." She has to kiss them goodnight every evening.

glad she likes them :D
and happy see u :hug:

Angle Queen
01-18-2008, 01:37 PM
Andy is giving me a heart attack. :banghead:

cobalt60
01-18-2008, 01:47 PM
Sad news on this end so at this point I can put everything into perspective.
Good friend of ours collapsed and died yesterday from a heart attack and I nearly had one so to speak driving into work today. Roads sucked including the highway and saw a horrible accident where a car in front of me spun out of control and flipped over into a gulley. I was shaking all the way into work which was another 30 minutes on the roads for me. I am still shook up.
So tennis be damned for today I guess.

Lee
01-18-2008, 02:24 PM
Sad news on this end so at this point I can put everything into perspective.
Good friend of ours collapsed and died yesterday from a heart attack and I nearly had one so to speak driving into work today. Roads sucked including the highway and saw a horrible accident where a car in front of me spun out of control and flipped over into a gulley. I was shaking all the way into work which was another 30 minutes on the roads for me. I am still shook up.
So tennis be damned for today I guess.

:hug: Sorry about your friend.

:worship: You could continue to drive. Hopefully the road improves today and you have a safe trip home.

Lee
01-18-2008, 02:25 PM
Andy is giving me a heart attack. :banghead:

I open the scoreboard, only wanted to check results and :eek: the match is still going on.

cobalt60
01-18-2008, 07:07 PM
:hug: Sorry about your friend.

:worship: You could continue to drive. Hopefully the road improves today and you have a safe trip home.

The sun is out and the roads are clear now. Good thing cuz driving in bad weather is exhausting:p

Lee
01-18-2008, 07:12 PM
The sun is out and the roads are clear now. Good thing cuz driving in bad weather is exhausting:p

Good to know that the roads are clear now.

I know how exhausting driving in bad weather. We used to have icy roads in Calgary, especially in early spring time when snow melted during day time and frozen overnight. In the morning, it's black ice on the street and you won't see them when driving because it's still dark.

Is your working day over? Or just taking a break?

cobalt60
01-18-2008, 07:47 PM
Good to know that the roads are clear now.

I know how exhausting driving in bad weather. We used to have icy roads in Calgary, especially in early spring time when snow melted during day time and frozen overnight. In the morning, it's black ice on the street and you won't see them when driving because it's still dark.

Is your working day over? Or just taking a break?

I had 3 consults scheduled today but they all canceled due to the weather. So as I stated to someone in a pm :lol: I have been a good girl signing all my electronic notes, reading those sent to me, reading journals till I can't anymore,sitting in physics drawing tumor and normal tissue contours in the planning computer and I have nothing left to do :sobbing: I don't leave while the machines are still treating since I feel a doctor needs to be available so I am here for another 1.5 hours. Meanwhile I am getting very tired of MTF and its posters in so many ways. Also don't be surprised if I cancel out my facebook account. I really don't see the need for it. If folks wish to contact me it should be on my private email or even pm here.

Lee
01-18-2008, 07:52 PM
I hate sitting in office having nothing to do *sigh* But you're professional. :worship:

GM, *sigh*

I have facebook only to be ahead of my soon-to-be teenager boy. :lol:

cobalt60
01-18-2008, 07:58 PM
I hate sitting in office having nothing to do *sigh* But you're professional. :worship:

GM, *sigh*

I have facebook only to be ahead of my soon-to-be teenager boy. :lol:

Well eldest and hubs are on but all of us hardly ever use it. And I hate the application stuff. I had canceled out ages ago but it seemed to be the only way to be in contact with Mando. Now she has disappeared again ( I hope she got the job she wanted) so ..... I don't know :shrug:

cobalt60
01-18-2008, 08:10 PM
:banana: I am needed here!!!!!!;)

Lee
01-18-2008, 08:22 PM
:banana: :lol:

cobalt60
01-18-2008, 08:31 PM
I looked at a rash to see if the prescription cream I wrote was working. And it was :banana: :p

Lee
01-18-2008, 08:33 PM
That's quite an accomplishment. :lol:

Seems like hubby had passed more kidney stones Wednesday. Now we are waiting for those stones to get out of the bladder :tape: At least this time he could hold down the painkillers and didn't need to get him to a doctor.

cobalt60
01-18-2008, 08:42 PM
That's quite an accomplishment. :lol:

Seems like hubby had passed more kidney stones Wednesday. Now we are waiting for those stones to get out of the bladder :tape: At least this time he could hold down the painkillers and didn't need to get him to a doctor.

Ouch! Like having a baby for a man;) My hubby is having severe back problems. Worse than ever and his xrays were not good so off to a specialist. We are hopeful that it is just wear and tear on his bones and nothing more serious.

Lee
01-18-2008, 08:47 PM
Ouch! Like having a baby for a man;) My hubby is having severe back problems. Worse than ever and his xrays were not good so off to a specialist. We are hopeful that it is just wear and tear on his bones and nothing more serious.

That's how my hubby described the pain to his colleage yesterday when he could finally get up to work. :rolls:

Hubby had a little back problem because of the wear and tear. He said he's better taking those glucosamine/chondroitin supplements.

Hopefully it's nothing serious for Steve.

cobalt60
01-18-2008, 08:48 PM
That's how my hubby described the pain to his colleage yesterday when he could finally get up to work. :rolls:

Hubby had a little back problems because of the wear and tear. He said he's better taking those glucosamine/chondroitin supplements.

we are concerned about a severe form of arthritis so off to see a Rheumatologist.

cath777
01-19-2008, 02:11 AM
:hug: all round :hug: Definitely in need today

LaTenista
01-19-2008, 02:06 PM
Sad news on this end so at this point I can put everything into perspective.
Good friend of ours collapsed and died yesterday from a heart attack and I nearly had one so to speak driving into work today. Roads sucked including the highway and saw a horrible accident where a car in front of me spun out of control and flipped over into a gulley. I was shaking all the way into work which was another 30 minutes on the roads for me. I am still shook up.
So tennis be damned for today I guess.

:hug: So sorry to hear about your friend and the scary driving conditions.

:hug: all round :hug: Definitely in need today

:hug: Yeah I think we all need them.

cobalt60
01-19-2008, 08:14 PM
Thanks Isa:) How are you btw? Long time no speak;)
Well for any Cat lovers here;) ( Rosie where are you? ) last night when I got home this older kitten/young cat came out of the dark and kept meowing rubbing itself up against me. It did not have a tag and it wanted to come in with me. However it appeared very clean and well cared for so I told it to go home;)
Then off I went to get Sam at a friend's house and when I told him about the cat he was like :awww: Wanted to find him so we strolled around a few homes but to no avail. Today late morning I open the garage door to head to the food store and voila there is the cat. This time I took it in, left hubs to do the dirty work while I went to grocery shop and get cat food as well. I came home, fed the cat and before you know it, it wants to go outside. So we call around to a few of our neighbors asking if anyone has lost a cat or if they know of any other neighbors that had a recent addition with jaguar markings but nope. We let it out and have yet to see it return. Hubs even got worried and headed out for a stroll around the neighborhood. We will see. Meanwhile I have set up kitty litter, food and water in the house;)

Betty
01-19-2008, 08:16 PM
sorry for your friend Sue:hug: and cool u enter in "cat's" lover family :D
Isa :wavey:

cobalt60
01-19-2008, 10:04 PM
except that I am allergic and the cat has not come back;)
Have 30 minutes to kill before my dinner company come. The menu for this evening:

artichoke dip
ceasar salad
putanesco sauce on linguine
herb foccacio in olive oil ( from the farm/villa where I stayed in Italy)
WINE :lol:
And for desert- a strawberry mousse cake :drool:

cath777
01-19-2008, 10:17 PM
except that I am allergic and the cat has not come back;)
Have 30 minutes to kill before my dinner company come. The menu for this evening:

artichoke dip
ceasar salad
putanesco sauce on linguine
herb foccacio in olive oil ( from the farm/villa where I stayed in Italy)
WINE :lol:
And for desert- a strawberry mousse cake :drool:

Sounds delicious, enjoy :D

cobalt60
01-19-2008, 10:21 PM
Evening Cath :hug: How are you? Enjoying the tennis? Opps my friend is here :D Adios :wavey:

Lee
01-20-2008, 01:21 AM
Good luck with your stray, Sue! ;)

Actually lately, I keep thinking about adding a cat to the family. But then, one more animal to board when we travel, that's really a lot :tape:

jackieglover
01-20-2008, 05:54 AM
Oh man Sue, take care of yourself. :hug: Americans are sucking in Australia, but the tennis was good last night

cobalt60
01-21-2008, 03:42 PM
I thought the tennis was good last evening too;) I don't normally enjoy watching women's tennis but I thought the Venus vs Marta match was high quality. At least as long as I am entertained and don't fell the need to change the channel that's good enough for me :lol:

Betty
01-21-2008, 07:33 PM
:lol:
i don't like so much women tennis,but eurosport show often them :ras:

cath777
01-22-2008, 02:04 AM
Women play tennis :eek:

My tickets to see Federer vs Sampras at Madison Square Gardens in March arrived today :bounce:

Lee
01-22-2008, 02:22 AM
You'll visit NYC in March?

:bounce:

cath777
01-22-2008, 02:24 AM
Yes, I can't wait :bounce:

How was little Lee's birthday?

Lee
01-22-2008, 02:40 AM
Great, thanks! But I'm dead tire. After the party, 2 of the kids living in our neighbourhood came to play in our house.

Finally, my neighbour is home and the last kid is out of my house.

Lee
01-22-2008, 02:41 AM
Now I can finally leave for a late dinner.

jackieglover
01-22-2008, 04:52 AM
I hope ESPN shows the Tsonga/Youzhny match live, who knows with them...they might show a replay of Henin/Sharapova right after that match finishes live :p

Tsonga's playing great, hope he wins the whole thing, haven't had a nice underdog Cinderella type winner in a tennis grand slam in a long time.

jackieglover
01-22-2008, 03:52 PM
Tsonga? Aussie Open Champ? No chance ;)

cobalt60
01-22-2008, 04:37 PM
Tsonga? Aussie Open Champ? No chance ;)

He is looking good though;)

cobalt60
01-24-2008, 11:47 PM
:sad:
Edward D. Hoch, Writer of Over 900 Mystery Stories, Is Dead at 77

By MARGALIT FOX
Published: January 24, 2008
Edward D. Hoch, a crime writer who during his lifetime was widely believed to have been the world’s most prolific author of short mysteries, died last Thursday at his home in Rochester. He was 77.

The cause was a heart attack, his wife, Patricia, said. The former Patricia McMahon, she is his only immediate survivor.

Over five decades, Mr. Hoch published more than 900 mystery stories in periodicals like Argosy, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and The Saint Mystery Magazine. For the last 35 years he was a fixture of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, which published a story of his every month from 1973 until his death.

A past president of the Mystery Writers of America, Mr. Hoch (pronounced Hoke) was one of the rare short-story writers to survive the demise of the pulp magazines, whose heyday had come and gone by the late 1950s. He did so partly through sheer torrential volume: his work appeared in print so often that some readers assumed Mr. Hoch was actually a conglomerate.

In 2001 Mr. Hoch was named a grand master by the Mystery Writers of America, one of a tiny handful of short-story writers to be so honored. He won an Edgar Award from the organization in 1968 for his story “The Oblong Room,” about a campus murder with religious overtones.

Considered a master of the puzzle mystery, Mr. Hoch played myriad variations on the locked-room theme. In his story “The Vanishing of Velma,” a woman disappears from a moving Ferris wheel. In “The Problem of the Candidate’s Cabin,” a murder takes place in a locked cabin containing only the lately departed and a caged chimpanzee.

Mr. Hoch wrote a few novels, among them three science-fiction titles starring a team of futuristic sleuths: “The Transvection Machine” (Walker, 1971), “The Fellowship of the Hand” (Walker, 1973) and “The Frankenstein Factory” (Warner, 1975). Under the name Ellery Queen he wrote “The Blue Movie Murders” (Lancer Books, 1972).

From 1976 to 1981 Mr. Hoch edited the anthology series Best Detective Stories of the Year (Dutton); from 1982 to 1995 he edited The Year’s Best Mystery & Suspense Stories (Walker).

Edward Dentinger Hoch was born in Rochester on Feb. 22, 1930, and began writing crime fiction as a teenager. He studied at the University of Rochester before publishing his first story, “Village of the Dead,” in the December 1955 issue of Famous Detective Stories.

To populate his vast fictional universe Mr. Hoch created more than two dozen series characters. These included Captain Leopold, a police detective; Dr. Sam Hawthorne, a small-town family practitioner; Simon Ark, a 2,000-year-old Coptic priest; and Alexander Swift, an agent for Gen. George Washington who must root out a potential traitor in the American fort at West Point, N.Y. (Hint: The fort is commanded by a man named Benedict Arnold.)

Perhaps Mr. Hoch’s most popular sleuth was Nick Velvet, a professional thief engaged to steal a bewildering array of things for his clients. These included an ashtray, a cobweb, a canceled stamp, a dead houseplant, a used tea bag, a sliver of soap, a ball of twine, a bingo card, an empty paint can, a Thanksgiving turkey, a blue-ribbon pie, a bathroom scale, a bald man’s comb, an ostrich, a skunk, a major-league baseball team and — in perhaps the most blatantly criminal act of all — an overdue library book.

buddyholly
01-25-2008, 12:03 AM
:sad:
Edward D. Hoch, Writer of Over 900 Mystery Stories, Is Dead at 77



Just got off the massage table long enough to reply.

I don't understand. I never heard of Hoch. Yet the story offhandedly throws out that he also wrote a few things under the name Ellery Queen. Ellery Queen mysteries were big in Britain, but nobody every heard of Hoch. Seems topsy turvy.

The day of the Hewitt-Baghdatis match I watched 18 hours continuous live TV coverage in Phuket. Ah, so much tennis that I have had to increase my massage intake!!!!

buddyholly
01-25-2008, 12:07 AM
I just checked Google and Hoch had no relation to Ellery Queen. Your story sucks, Sue. Ahhhhh, we have a real mystery here.

buddyholly
01-25-2008, 12:12 AM
OK, now I see that the Blue Movie Murder was ghostwritten by Hoch and published under the name Ellery Queen. I thought we were dealing with mystery stories not ghost stories. seems Ellery Queen was two guys who sometimes had other people write their books. Wow, more red herrings here than in an Agatha Christie book - if there ever was an Agatha Christie! Maybe she was also Hoch.

cobalt60
01-25-2008, 02:16 AM
Ed Hoch was a dear friend of both myself and my husband. No comments are really necessary. I posted that obituary for my sake not anyone elses. But honestly I can only hope that some folks here have some interest in things other than tennis. I sure as hell do. Ed Hoch was a master at what he did. There will never be anyone else like him. Reread the obit and maybe pick up something he wrote. Enlighten yourself.

cobalt60
01-25-2008, 02:17 AM
OK, now I see that the Blue Movie Murder was ghostwritten by Hoch and published under the name Ellery Queen. I thought we were dealing with mystery stories not ghost stories. seems Ellery Queen was two guys who sometimes had other people write their books. Wow, more red herrings here than in an Agatha Christie book - if there ever was an Agatha Christie! Maybe she was also Hoch.

I don't really have the time to inform you in regards to Ellery Queen. Google to get the facts right.

Lee
01-25-2008, 02:27 AM
Ed Hoch was a dear friend of both myself and my husband. No comments are really necessary. I posted that obituary for my sake not anyone elses. But honestly I can only hope that some folks here have some interest in things other than tennis. I sure as hell do. Ed Hoch was a master at what he did. There will never be anyone else like him. Reread the obit and maybe pick up something he wrote. Enlighten yourself.

:hug:

cath777
01-25-2008, 02:30 AM
Sue, thanks for posting the article. I'm glad you brought his talent to my attention, I'll certainly look out for his works.

cobalt60
01-25-2008, 02:41 AM
Sue, thanks for posting the article. I'm glad you brought his talent to my attention, I'll certainly look out for his works.

Well you have an interest in some things mystery;):p

cath777
01-25-2008, 02:43 AM
Well you have an interest in some things mystery;):p

That I do ;)

How are you this fair evening? I'm just catching up on Tsonga/Nadal and, boy, am I impressed :yeah:

cobalt60
01-25-2008, 02:45 AM
I watched the first 2 sets then called it quits to put on an Emerson Lake and Palmer DVD :lol: Filmed in 1974 and 1977. OMG they were so much younger then. But I still love the music :worship: SAm decided after watching Carl Palmer play that he wants a drumset. Oh what have I done? ;)

cath777
01-25-2008, 02:50 AM
I watched the first 2 sets then called it quits to put on an Emerson Lake and Palmer DVD :lol: Filmed in 1974 and 1977. OMG they were so much younger then. But I still love the music :worship: SAm decided after watching Carl Palmer play that he wants a drumset. Oh what have I done? ;)

:scratch: I might have stuck with the match :lol:

I decided that time has to be suspended for a while, as all too often recently I've had the same experience of looking at people and thinking how young they are :sobbing:

It does surprise me though that your house does not already own a drumset :p

cobalt60
01-25-2008, 02:52 AM
:scratch: I might have stuck with the match :lol:

I decided that time has to be suspended for a while, as all too often recently I've had the same experience of looking at people and thinking how young they are :sobbing:

It does surprise me though that your house does not already own a drumset :p

:rolls: Piano and guitar only. And I have a set of pipes;) Well not as good as they used to be. :p And no I don't smoke nor drink much. Just old age and talking to much during the day and post nasal drip :haha:

cath777
01-25-2008, 03:05 AM
:rolls: Piano and guitar only. And I have a set of pipes;) Well not as good as they used to be. :p And no I don't smoke nor drink much. Just old age and talking to much during the day and post nasal drip :haha:

OMG, sometimes I worry that I'm loosing my Scottish heritage, but tonight is refreshing - I read pipes and immediately thought bagpipes :rolls: Of course, that didn't strike me at all as strange, as I can just see you next holiday card featuring the family with their musical instruments, which includes bagpipes :lol:

cobalt60
01-25-2008, 03:07 AM
OMG, sometimes I worry that I'm loosing my Scottish heritage, but tonight is refreshing - I read pipes and immediately thought bagpipes :rolls: Of course, that didn't strike me at all as strange, as I can just see you next holiday card featuring the family with their musical instruments, which includes bagpipes :lol:

:rolls: Great idea for the next card. And I still have not sent any out. They have been sitting on my desk for over a week. Steve made it a newsletter with many pics and text.;)

cath777
01-25-2008, 03:09 AM
:rolls: Great idea for the next card. And I still have not sent any out. They have been sitting on my desk for over a week. Steve made it a newsletter with many pics and text.;)

Well the beauty of that particular one is it could work for any time of year. Pretend you moved house and didn't have time to send them out - worked for me :angel:

cobalt60
01-25-2008, 03:12 AM
BTW you do realise that my pipes = my voice? :lol:
And Hubby is talking to sis #1 in regards to traveling to Israel with her family in late June. :scared: My oldest informed us that he did not want to sleep anywhere except in his own bed and that he hated to travel. I did not have the heart to tell him how long the flight is:lol:

Lee
01-25-2008, 03:15 AM
BTW you do realise that my pipes = my voice? :lol:
And Hubby is talking to sis #1 in regards to traveling to Israel with her family in late June. :scared: My oldest informed us that he did not want to sleep anywhere except in his own bed and that he hated to travel. I did not have the heart to tell him how long the flight is:lol:

:tape: May be he will enjoy the flight? And the extra security. :tape:

cobalt60
01-25-2008, 03:15 AM
Must go to bed. Busy day again tomorrow for me :wavey:

Lee
01-25-2008, 03:16 AM
:wavey: Cathy

cath777
01-25-2008, 03:17 AM
BTW you do realise that my pipes = my voice? :lol:
And Hubby is talking to sis #1 in regards to traveling to Israel with her family in late June. :scared: My oldest informed us that he did not want to sleep anywhere except in his own bed and that he hated to travel. I did not have the heart to tell him how long the flight is:lol:

Yes, I did know what you meant by pipes, but your voice is not the first thing that comes to my mind with that word :lol:

I probably never told you that I visited Israel a few years back when I was in Jordan visiting a friend.

cath777
01-25-2008, 03:18 AM
Must go to bed. Busy day again tomorrow for me :wavey:

Good night :wavey:

:wavey: Cathy

Leey :wavey:

Lee
01-25-2008, 03:19 AM
Is it cold in Toronto? I notice it's pretty cold around the great lake area on the US side.

cath777
01-25-2008, 03:23 AM
Is it cold in Toronto? I notice it's pretty cold around the great lake area on the US side.

It's been a bit on the nippy side the last few days, but it's supposed to get up above 0C from Sunday on, which seems warm for the time of year :lol:

How's the weather by you?

Lee
01-25-2008, 03:29 AM
It's mostly OK. A bit on the cool side as temperatures are mainly below normal. So we are hotter than usual in the summer and cooler than usual in the winter :p

The worst thing is we better stay close to home in the coming two weeks, with Superbowl and PGA tournament in town.

Lee
01-27-2008, 02:51 PM
I see both Marlene and Sue are online. ;)

I am awake for 21 hours now. :tape: And have to leave in less than 3 hours, should I get some sleep or drink some coffee? :unsure:

cobalt60
01-27-2008, 02:53 PM
I am here Lee. Slumming cuz I need to get out and go food shopping :p But guess what? It is snowing here again :lol:
I will watch the men's final later today when it is replayed on TTC.

cobalt60
01-27-2008, 02:54 PM
Marlene???? Come on and post girlie!! Oh and yes I still have not sent out our holiday cards- will address them today I hope :lol:

Angle Queen
01-27-2008, 02:54 PM
I will repeat my comments from the GM thread on Nole's victory.

Good final.
Great tournament.

I want to get some sleep now.

Now I know why I have a love/hate relationship with Grand Slams. It consumes me for two weeks, then I'm exhausted (and behind on all my chores :lol: ).

And it also seems to inspire me. I'm playing great tennis myself; beat someone I've never beaten in singles...then she and I teamed up to wup up on a formidable pair in doubles. Just wish I could maintain that enthusiasm.

Hope all are well.

Angle Queen
01-27-2008, 02:56 PM
Marlene???? Come on and post girlie!! Oh and yes I still have not sent out our holiday cards- will address them today I hope :lol:Wish granted. ;) See above.

How's it hangin' up there? How much snow is on the ground?

Lee
01-27-2008, 02:56 PM
I am here Lee. Slumming cuz I need to get out and go food shopping :p But guess what? It is snowing here again :lol:
I will watch the men's final later today when it is replayed on TTC.

And it's raining here :lol:

TTC is replaying the match now. :p

cobalt60
01-27-2008, 02:57 PM
You stayed up and watched. Wow good for you. I think that for the last 3 years I have been following tennis this AO has been my absolute favorite. Great tennis all around and I don't mean any women involved here;)

Angle Queen
01-27-2008, 02:57 PM
I see both Marlene and Sue are online. ;)Remember, kids, I have slow dialup and it takes forever to read any GM thread of substance. Oh wait, are there any of those? :o

cobalt60
01-27-2008, 02:58 PM
And it's raining here :lol:

TTC is replaying the match now. :p

Yeah but I have stuff to do and can't deal with sitting in front of the tv right now. I believe they are replaying it later today as well.

Lee
01-27-2008, 02:58 PM
I will repeat my comments from the GM thread on Nole's victory.

Good final.
Great tournament.

I want to get some sleep now.

Now I know why I have a love/hate relationship with Grand Slams. It consumes me for two weeks, then I'm exhausted (and behind on all my chores :lol: ).

I did laundry and cleaned up the kitchen when the match was on. :tape:

And it also seems to inspire me. I'm playing great tennis myself; beat someone I've never beaten in singles...then she and I teamed up to wup up on a formidable pair in doubles. Just wish I could maintain that enthusiasm.

Hope all are well.

:yeah:

Angle Queen
01-27-2008, 02:59 PM
You stayed up and watched. Wow good for you. I think that for the last 3 years I have been following tennis this AO has been my absolute favorite. Great tennis all around and I don't mean any women involved here;)I'd have to agree with you. The AO has become my favorite (the time difference notwithstanding).

And happened to be awake at the 3am hour...and just stayed up...so I'm running a little low in the tank (and for more than just that ;) ).

cobalt60
01-27-2008, 03:01 PM
The snow has melted so not much left. About a foot still I guess on the grounds. But a couple of weeks ago you could not see over the snow banks. It was tough getting out into traffic. The town even had a huge digger I guess they call it going around taking snow and dumping it elsewhere. :p I am ready for the winter to be over. Tired of the cold. Although yesterday I did get out for a walk while there was nice sun.

Angle Queen
01-27-2008, 03:01 PM
I did laundry and cleaned up the kitchen when the match was on.Wish I had free run of the house to do such things at that hour. But now, I won't have to watch the rerun this afternoon and can either catch up on some of the chores...or my sleep.

Lee
01-27-2008, 03:01 PM
You stayed up and watched. Wow good for you. I think that for the last 3 years I have been following tennis this AO has been my absolute favorite. Great tennis all around and I don't mean any women involved here;)

I will be dead in 2 days :lol: I am absolutely spoiled by TTC and ESPN this week.

Remember, kids, I have slow dialup and it takes forever to read any GM thread of substance. Oh wait, are there any of those? :o

You didn't miss anything. :lol:

Angle Queen
01-27-2008, 03:03 PM
Tired of the cold.I could use a few more days of cold here. We're getting teased with 50F degree days mixed in with the others.

cobalt60
01-27-2008, 03:06 PM
Ok ladies I must go now to the store. Need to be home for Sam's return from Sunday school since Steve and Nate will be gone then. See ya later :wavey:

Lee
01-27-2008, 03:06 PM
The winter here is colder than normal while the summer is hotter. *sign*

Lee
01-27-2008, 03:06 PM
Bye Sue :wavey:

Angle Queen
01-27-2008, 03:08 PM
:wavey: Sue...and Lee. Nat has awoken from her morning "nap" (or at least what passes for it these days).

Ya'll wanna do an MSN chat this week? Any night works for me!

Cheers!

Lee
01-27-2008, 03:08 PM
Marlene, I visited Washington, DC during my trip to New Jersey and we had dinner in Arlington one night. How far from your place?

cobalt60
01-27-2008, 05:28 PM
do you all remember this pic I posted of this sign I bought?

Well I come home from the grocery store to find no one home. Sam is at Sunday school, Steve was heading down to the synagogue as well to teach a hebrew class so where is Nate? Here is the content of a note left for me;)

" Mom; went to South Portland with David. Took a ride with Dad. Took the shoes, find your own way home." :lol: Wonder how he is getting home :devil:

Betty
01-27-2008, 07:21 PM
:wavey: all

marlene the gift come yesterday..thank u so much :hug: we enjoy with it;) also coz Francy loves books :D

cobalt60
01-28-2008, 02:28 PM
:wavey: Sue...and Lee. Nat has awoken from her morning "nap" (or at least what passes for it these days).

Ya'll wanna do an MSN chat this week? Any night works for me!

Cheers!

Thursday might be better for me. Hubs is out teaching after dinner and the boys will be doing homework anyway. Let me know. I am finally getting my holiday greeting cards out. Have a few more to do but I am waiting for hubs to pirnt them :p It is more than the pic I posted here on MTF which I have since taken done. Hubs made a nice little flyer :lol:

Angle Queen
01-28-2008, 07:17 PM
Marlene, I visited Washington, DC during my trip to New Jersey and we had dinner in Arlington one night. How far from your place?Oh yeah, how was Jersey? :rolleyes: Boy, am I glad we didn't have to make that trip. I'll tell ya'll about the family drama...perhaps on Thursday. ;)

But DC is about a 2-hour drive from our house -- just depends on where specifically I'm headed. Arlington is on our side of the Potomac and is a relatively easy drive. They have some fantastic restaurants, particularly of the ethnic types. The Asian community is very strong there and have thankfully brought along their wonderful cooking traditions. Did you enjoy your meal? What did you have/where did you go?

Angle Queen
01-28-2008, 07:21 PM
" Mom; went to South Portland with David. Took a ride with Dad. Took the shoes, find your own way home." :lol: Wonder how he is getting home :devil:Too funny. How did he get home?

Thursday might be better for me. Hubs is out teaching after dinner and the boys will be doing homework anyway. Let me know. I am finally getting my holiday greeting cards out.Thursday works for me. How 'bout you, Lee? And holidays cards? Yikes, I can't remember if I even sent ya'll any?

Lee
01-28-2008, 07:45 PM
Oh yeah, how was Jersey? :rolleyes: Boy, am I glad we didn't have to make that trip. I'll tell ya'll about the family drama...perhaps on Thursday. ;)

But DC is about a 2-hour drive from our house -- just depends on where specifically I'm headed. Arlington is on our side of the Potomac and is a relatively easy drive. They have some fantastic restaurants, particularly of the ethnic types. The Asian community is very strong there and have thankfully brought along their wonderful cooking traditions. Did you enjoy your meal? What did you have/where did you go?

I have everything (except the last 2 days) of my trip in my blog here. ;)


Thursday works for me. How 'bout you, Lee? And holidays cards? Yikes, I can't remember if I even sent ya'll any?

Lately my schedule is totally whack. I will try Thursday night but I really can't make promise.

Angle Queen
01-28-2008, 07:51 PM
I have everything (except the last 2 days) of my trip in my blog here. ;):o I'll check it out.

Lately my schedule is totally whack. I will try Thursday night but I really can't make promise.OK...hope you can make it.

And sadly, I'm outa here. :wavey: Was just trying to log in some credit card transactions (I can do that while I'm waiting for the MTF pages to load :lol: ).

jasmine(usa)
01-28-2008, 08:24 PM
:wavey:Hello ladies! It's been a long time, but it's nice to see you are all still posting in here. I hope everyone is doing well. :hug:

cobalt60
01-28-2008, 08:44 PM
AQ- Nate conned dad into picking him up and going to buy a manly tool as well :lol:
Don't ask. You know men and their toys/tools :p

Jaz- so nice to see you around again! What's up?

jasmine(usa)
01-28-2008, 08:55 PM
AQ- Nate conned dad into picking him up and going to buy a manly tool as well :lol:
Don't ask. You know men and their toys/tools :p

Jaz- so nice to see you around again! What's up?


I just copied this from my post from Mikey's thread.

:D :hug:Things are great right now. I love my job. My family is doing well. I have much more time now for things I enjoy doing (like tennis).I know what you mean about work... It seems like all I've been doing for the past year is working, but now the hours are much better. It's nice that your family is doing so good. You're so lucky to have taken your trip.;) I've been trying to get to Scotland with my Dad's family for years now, but we still haven't made it there yet.:sad:


:lol: (about the boys and their toys) ;)

Lee
01-28-2008, 09:00 PM
:o I forgot to tell Marlene I had the holiday card.

:wavey: Sue and Betty!

Edit: you know I am in really bad shape now when I mistook Jasmine as Betty.

Everyone in the family are having the flu. Lee Jr. does not go to school and hubby is not working.

jasmine(usa)
01-28-2008, 09:06 PM
:o I forgot to tell Marlene I had the holiday card.

:wavey: Sue and Betty!

Edit: you know I am in really bad shape now when I mistook Jasmine as Betty.

Everyone in the family are having the flu. Lee Jr. does not go to school and hubby is not working.
:lol: I understand! Everything's crazy when your family is sick. Especially for the mom. I hope they get well soon. :)

cobalt60
01-28-2008, 09:51 PM
Oops Jaz I never made it back to the other thread. And Marlene I received your Christmas card as well :)
Get well Lee household!!

Federerhingis
01-29-2008, 12:51 AM
Hey Lee, Sue and all you great gals and gents.

How is life? I see that the Lee household has been invaded by the flu bug, hopefully it won't have lasting effects. I hope the Lee clan gets well soon.

Howdy to all :wavey:

Wow it feels like it's beeb years since I posted here. he he

cobalt60
01-29-2008, 12:52 AM
Luis my man I am wonderful :hug: Hows about yourself ? :hug: It has been ages btw :lol:

Federerhingis
01-29-2008, 12:58 AM
Luis my man I am wonderful :hug: Hows about yourself ? :hug: It has been ages btw :lol:

It has hasn't it. I'm doing great, life is going well. I feel I am being somewhat productive and I keep my self busy doing useful thigns now a days. I am so glad to be back and to have the chance to chat a bit with you.

However I am not supposed to be chatting he he but things are slowing down a bit for tonight.
:hug:

cobalt60
01-29-2008, 01:03 AM
Glad to hear life is good :D What are you up to these days? Still in NYC I see.

Lee
01-29-2008, 01:06 AM
Luis!! My favourite Fedtard Fedfan :lol:

Lee
01-29-2008, 01:07 AM
Luis, the last day I was in NYC, I was almost frozen to death. :p

Lee
01-29-2008, 01:38 AM
Guess I missed him :awww:

cobalt60
01-29-2008, 01:39 AM
:awww: How is everyone feeling tonight in your house?

Federerhingis
01-29-2008, 01:51 AM
Lee hun. You're definitely one of my favorites, top three for sure. How are you? Are you sick too? Is it just Lee jr and Lee Sr?

Really how cold was it then? You are talking about december right. It was not even that cold of a december, just about average. What's the coldest it gets in Arizona? Wait a minute did you not live in Canada near the Saschewan whatcha ma call it freezing tundra? lol

Well usually we NYers wear a few layers when it drops below 35 or 30 degrees farenheit.

I am so glad to be back really. It's so nice to be chatting again. I really missed it. I am not supposed to be chatting but they're ok at my job with it as long as I still do my duties. he he.

:hug: I'l be around, I hope to catch you more often now. :wavey:

cobalt60
01-29-2008, 01:53 AM
Glad to hear you'll be around more often. I should get off though as I have been online way to much today :lol:

Federerhingis
01-29-2008, 01:57 AM
Glad to hear you'll be around more often. I should get off though as I have been online way to much today :lol:


It's no biggie? as long as it does not make you sick it should be alright huh? :p
:hug:

Lee
01-29-2008, 02:48 AM
:awww: How is everyone feeling tonight in your house?

Sorry, I left right after my message. Jr. is definitely much better and he will be in school tomorrow. Sr. is still struggling a bit. I know I am sick too but I will hang on until they are all recover. It's always like this. Give me a day or 2 and I will drop dead. :lol:

Lee
01-29-2008, 03:06 AM
Lee hun. You're definitely one of my favorites, top three for sure. How are you? Are you sick too? Is it just Lee jr and Lee Sr?

answer above.

Really how cold was it then? You are talking about december right. It was not even that cold of a december, just about average. What's the coldest it gets in Arizona? Wait a minute did you not live in Canada near the Saschewan whatcha ma call it freezing tundra? lol

Well usually we NYers wear a few layers when it drops below 35 or 30 degrees farenheit.


I was in NYC on Dec 23 and 24. Weather was OK, not that cold but on Jan 2nd, it's really really cold :p Of course, we didn't bring with us clothes that's for the weather. The winter clothes we have were for the Canadian winter which would be too warm and for Jr. he does not any.

I used to live in Alberta, next to Saskatchewan, where my mom and siblings are still living. Around noon today I logged on a web site and the temperature in Calgary, Alberta was -35°F and not including wind chill factor. My poor mom just returned home from Hong Kong last week and other than went out to have dinner one night, she had been staying indoor and not much to look forward to for at least a week. My poor sister was even worse, she lived just outside the city and it's so cold that her wireless internet provider was not working.

And the three provinces, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, are prairies (highland grassland).

I am so glad to be back really. It's so nice to be chatting again. I really missed it. I am not supposed to be chatting but they're ok at my job with it as long as I still do my duties. he he.

:hug: I'l be around, I hope to catch you more often now. :wavey:


You were very missed. So, what's it about your work?

Lee
01-29-2008, 11:26 PM
My boy is still sick but he can't afford to miss anymore class. :awww:

Federerhingis
01-29-2008, 11:33 PM
answer above.




I was in NYC on Dec 23 and 24. Weather was OK, not that cold but on Jan 2nd, it's really really cold :p Of course, we didn't bring with us clothes that's for the weather. The winter clothes we have were for the Canadian winter which would be too warm and for Jr. he does not any.

I used to live in Alberta, next to Saskatchewan, where my mom and siblings are still living. Around noon today I logged on a web site and the temperature in Calgary, Alberta was -35°F and not including wind chill factor. My poor mom just returned home from Hong Kong last week and other than went out to have dinner one night, she had been staying indoor and not much to look forward to for at least a week. My poor sister was even worse, she lived just outside the city and it's so cold that her wireless internet provider was not working.

And the three provinces, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, are prairies (highland grassland).




You were very missed. So, what's it about your work?

I am working at one of the local colleges near me, I am an academic counselor or sorts plus I also do the clerical side of the job, participate in open houses events and course intro events; as well as register students on the system for our department which is the continuing education dept.

Federerhingis
01-29-2008, 11:37 PM
I totally hit the submit reply button too soon. Aww Lee you're always so nice and kind. By the way you're always such a great speller, was spelling your favorite thing in grammar school? I bet it was he he he :lol:

What grade is Lee jr in? I can almost sense it, you probably scrutinize all his homeworks, "hey Lee honey come here for a second, how do we spell this word again thank you, much more like it" :haha:

:hug: :hug: Lee my dear.

How is everyone tonight? I hope all is well and that you gals and gents have had a wonderful working day and day in general.

:wavey:

MisterQ
01-29-2008, 11:40 PM
Nice to see you, Luis! Nice to see everyone, in fact. I've been crazy busy, not much posting time. Hope everyone is doing well and is recovering from Australian Open sleep deprivation like I am. :lol:

Lee
01-29-2008, 11:43 PM
I have dictionary.com ready. :lol:

It's tough when English is your second language and you're working in North America. When I was working in Canada, I needed to write proposals, specifications, etc. I was more scruntinized because English is not my native language. Also, I was taught by a bunch of uppity British teachers in Hong Kong. :tape:

Lee
01-29-2008, 11:45 PM
My son is in 6th grade. In the transition to middle school and he's struggling, not academical wise but scheduling, etc.

Matt, nice to see you dropping by.

Luis, that's very nice of you too :hug:
Plus, you're very multi-talented in that job description of yours.

Federerhingis
01-29-2008, 11:45 PM
Uh hmmmm I was like wait a minute did I just see last post on the 30-love club by Mister Q. I was like catch him before he's gone.

How are you Matt dude? I hope life is good and that things are running in order with your life. Are you teaching? How's the weather in the Carolinas?

What have you been up to? Busy with work and cough cough, thinking about marriage? :o ooops :tape:

Gotta keep my big mouth shut, just kidding so how are you?

:wavey:

Federerhingis
01-29-2008, 11:48 PM
I have dictionary.com ready. :lol:

It's tough when English is your second language and you're working in North America. When I was working in Canada, I needed to write proposals, specifications, etc. I was more scruntinized because English is not my native language. Also, I was taught by a bunch of uppity British teachers in Hong Kong. :tape:

No wonder, I do wonder why you don't spell more like they spell things route, bourne he hehe.

MisterQ
01-29-2008, 11:50 PM
Uh hmmmm I was like wait a minute did I just see last post on the 30-love club by Mister Q. I was like catch him before he's gone.

How are you Matt dude? I hope life is good and that things are running in order with your life. Are you teaching? How's the weather in the Carolinas?

Weather is nice, although it was funny to me that everything shut down when we got an inch of snow earlier this month. They don't have plows down here, and people aren't skilled at driving in the stuff. Yes, I'm teaching a course and basically enjoying it, just wish it was more lucrative. :lol:


What have you been up to? Busy with work and cough cough, thinking about marriage? :o ooops :tape:


hmmm, you may be onto something... ;)

Federerhingis
01-29-2008, 11:59 PM
hmmm, you may be onto something... ;)[/QUOTE]

I know so that's why the hints. Is it a technical course, historical or a survey course? Or a little of all of all of the above?

I can't drive on the white stuff my self, :tape: Well it really never snows significantly in NYC and if and when it ever does the Sanitation and transit authorities do a decent job plowing and spreading the salt.

Lee
01-30-2008, 12:04 AM
I can't drive on the white stuff my self, :tape:

crash and learn :lol:

Lee
01-30-2008, 12:04 AM
hmmm, you may be onto something... ;)

:aplot:

Angle Queen
01-31-2008, 01:48 PM
:wavey:

Hi guys (literally)....Matt & Luis. And of course all the other clubbers.

Busy as usual around here. It's cleaning day and I'm not particularly motivated. I'll probably be online way too much :o

Angle Queen
01-31-2008, 01:50 PM
crash and learn :lol::rolls:

I just stay home. It occurs so seldom around here.

Angle Queen
02-01-2008, 01:16 AM
Well, ladies. I was here (and on MTF)...guess everyone was busy tonight. Works out just as well. I'm beat.

Catch ya'll another time.

:hug:s

Federerhingis
02-01-2008, 01:17 AM
Hey Marlene dear.

This thread is so quiet now a days it used to be so much busier and lively. I still love to pay my visit and find out how all you wonderful people gals and gents are doing.

Howdie :wavey: and :hug:

cobalt60
02-01-2008, 01:27 AM
Hey AQ I missed you. Just signed in. Was on the phone with a patient. Catch you on MSN another time. Howdy Luis. Can't stay need to finish up some stuff and head to bed as well.

Lee
02-01-2008, 05:12 PM
I was dead sick yesterday. Full blown flu. Whole body was in pain and the ibuprofen I took was not much help and since I can't take anything more powerful, I could only endure the pain whole day. Today, at least the pain killer helped.

:secret: and I still had to get up and feed the boys :sobbing:

Betty
02-01-2008, 06:48 PM
hey clubbers :wavey:
i always :bolt: behaind Francy but i don't lose kg why :ras:
lee do u feel better :hug:

Federerhingis
02-01-2008, 07:39 PM
Hey ladies,

Hi Lee hun,

Are you feeling better? How's the pain, has it diminished? I hope so. I know being a momma is not an easy job, especially for full time mommys. You have got no other choice, you can't call in sick, they're usually a few doors away from you or on the floor downstairs. Are the kids doing well, well Lee jr, wait have you two kids?

:wavey:

Lee
02-01-2008, 10:54 PM
Hey ladies,

Hi Lee hun,

Are you feeling better? How's the pain, has it diminished? I hope so. I know being a momma is not an easy job, especially for full time mommys. You have got no other choice, you can't call in sick, they're usually a few doors away from you or on the floor downstairs. Are the kids doing well, well Lee jr, wait have you two kids?

:wavey:

Lee Jr. is getting better (at least no fever) but still has running nose and coughing. The other boy of moi is a big one, my hubby. :p The things he can cook are not good for health especially when you're sick so he's useless in this case.

For me, running nose, watery eyes, headache, coughing but at least the pain is under control.

Federerhingis
02-02-2008, 04:22 AM
Lee Jr. is getting better (at least no fever) but still has running nose and coughing. The other boy of moi is a big one, my hubby. :p The things he can cook are not good for health especially when you're sick so he's useless in this case.

For me, running nose, watery eyes, headache, coughing but at least the pain is under control.

Haha I was about to say since when did Lee have another child? :lol:

I am glad to hear that at least the pain has subsided. Well is under control, those are definitely the flu signs, well of a cold. The itchy, sneezy, achy, sore throat, runny nose, headache. Just like the is it NyQuil commercial. ;)

Are you taking any medications, oh right just ibuprofen, but you should take at least a decongestant or some sort of flu medicine. Then again physicians don't recommend auto prescribing. :tape: Sue would probably reprimand me "Luis shame on you telling Lee to take over the counter cold medicine. :tape:

I hope you get well soon and that all those symptoms subside. Take care and see you around, tomorrow I got to get up early for work. :wavey: :hug:

Betty
02-02-2008, 07:52 PM
LEE get well soon :hug:

Luis, i don't know why. but when i read your name i remember (i'm a passionate of vampires() luis the "vampire" if u read A.Rice u know him or if u see the film "interwiev with the vampire" :lol: i know i'm crazy sometime :angel:

Federerhingis
02-02-2008, 08:01 PM
LEE get well soon :hug:

Luis, i don't know why. but when i read your name i remember (i'm a passionate of vampires() luis the "vampire" if u read A.Rice u know him or if u see the film "interwiev with the vampire" :lol: i know i'm crazy sometime :angel:

Hello Betty,

How are you dear, have we chatted in the past before? Hopefully, my short term memory isn't serving me well at the moment, my long term which is usually so dependable is not helping me either. :scratch: I am terrible with names.

Any way it's actually funny that you thought of this, this commment reminds me so much of a picture of my holy communion where everyone thought well most would say I looked like a vampire well dracula for some reason. Well in the picture I looked very faired skin, well the lighting just worked out in that way where my skin looked very very pale, I was wearing a black suit, my hair is very dark and my pronounced forehead :o makes me look like the little dracula kid from the adams family. :tape: :haha:

Another funny thing the dad's name or middle name is alphonse and that's my middle name, well alfonso in spanish. :tape:

:wavey:

Betty
02-02-2008, 08:04 PM
Luis can i say u a secret...my memory is worse of your,specialy now that i don't sleep..i believe to have talk with u in pass...but i'm no so sure :haha:..well nice to meet u if is the first time we meet :lol:

cobalt60
02-02-2008, 09:09 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=6528772&postcount=25747

Let's have a game shall we;) Recognize the symbol?

LaTenista
02-03-2008, 02:36 AM
:wavey:

Sorry I haven't been here in awhile. Work has been busy and I've spent all my time outside of watching tennis, sleeping, and cleaning.

I am officially "one of the guys" now since I went out drinking with them last night. :lol:

cobalt60
02-04-2008, 01:15 PM
The symbol= Capricorn

Betty
02-04-2008, 06:45 PM
i thought so but i had worry to wrong:o very cute

Lee
02-04-2008, 10:08 PM
Sue, my brain wasn't working for almost a week :lol:

Lee
02-04-2008, 10:08 PM
:woohoo: I am posting with my new wireless laptop :woohoo:

Federerhingis
02-04-2008, 10:42 PM
Hey gals and gents.

Sue hun :hug: How are you? By the way I can't recognize the sign. :o

Lee hun, I am so glad to hear you're doing well and that you're posting from your new and awesome wireless laptop. What Internet provider do you have? Is it realiable or does it disconnect you abruptly ocassionaly? :hug:

Howdie! :wavey:

Lee
02-04-2008, 10:46 PM
I use cable and we have our own wireless router at home. We didn't use it very often, only when hubby was in the mood of working outside in the backyard when the weather was good.

Lee
02-04-2008, 10:46 PM
How are you Luis? Still at work?

Federerhingis
02-04-2008, 11:33 PM
Hey Lee dear,

Yes I am still at work and still around. he he

I am good, monday seems like a busy day but things are running pretty smoothly so far at least. How has the new week begun for you and your hubby and child? Is Lee jr back in school? He'l get a couple of days off during presidents week huh? I do he he he. I love working in the school setting. :lol:

By the way I was inquiring about the wireless service because I would like to get the router too to get wireless access from my laptop but some of my friends do get disconeccted ocassionaly abruptly pretty often, does it depend on the ISP? I guess so, I have time warner I'm a road runner customer. ;)

cobalt60
02-04-2008, 11:35 PM
Well as I quoted elsewhere Nate made a funny by telling me his scraping was an "alien crop signal" :rolls: It is the zodiac sign for Capricorn Luis. :D

Federerhingis
02-04-2008, 11:40 PM
Well as I quoted elsewhere Nate made a funny by telling me his scraping was an "alien crop signal" :rolls: It is the zodiac sign for Capricorn Luis. :D

I know I was just being honest about not reconnizing it. Is that the one that appears on the zodiac sign in general? I mean I don't follow the zodiac that much and besides I don't pay much attention to capricorn for some reason. :tape: I do know the Taurus, Aries, Gemini(of course), Libra and Scorpio signs. :lol:

Lee
02-04-2008, 11:44 PM
Sue, guess what's in mailbox today? ;)

Now, I'm back to my old computer. :lol:

cobalt60
02-04-2008, 11:44 PM
Wow that's more signs than I would have guessed for someone who doesn't know :lol: We don't follow our horoscopes here but the capricorn has a family meaning;) And Nate altered it a bit to make it his own I believe. It has almost melted away today in the sun.

cobalt60
02-04-2008, 11:45 PM
Sue, guess what's in mailbox today? ;)

Now, I'm back to my old computer. :lol:

Happy belated Groundhog Day :lol: See? I could not even get that out on time. And I still have a few left to send :rolls:

Lee
02-04-2008, 11:49 PM
Hey Lee dear,

Yes I am still at work and still around. he he

I am good, monday seems like a busy day but things are running pretty smoothly so far at least. How has the new week begun for you and your hubby and child? Is Lee jr back in school? He'l get a couple of days off during presidents week huh? I do he he he. I love working in the school setting. :lol:

By the way I was inquiring about the wireless service because I would like to get the router too to get wireless access from my laptop but some of my friends do get disconeccted ocassionaly abruptly pretty often, does it depend on the ISP? I guess so, I have time warner I'm a road runner customer. ;)

Hubby is the expert here but yes, some routers are not reliable and I'm not so sure it's because of the ISP provider. The brand we're using now is called Buffalo and it's pretty reliable. Those you can buy from Best Buy or CompUSA are not so good. :tape: Go to this website www.newegg.com and look up wireless routers. When you bring up a router, there is rating by users and comments. Many customers of this site are computer nerds experts so the comments are pretty reliable.

Lee
02-04-2008, 11:55 PM
And Lee Jr. deserves a spanking :mad: He had not showed up 15 minutes after the usual time. I worried that he was waiting for me in school because usually, Monday I would have to pick him up later after school and drove him to his religious class on Monday but he's still pretty tired since the flu, so I preferred him to skip this week. I called his cellphone and it's not on :rolleyes: So I had to call the district transportation department. They contacted the bus driver and he said he had departed the bus at the usual time at the usual stop and that scared the hell out of me. I sent the search party out right away (hubby and the dog). :banghead: he spent all the time talking to his friend. They ride the same bus for the last 5 years and this is the first time this happen. GRRRRR!

And that's why I was suddenly MIA.

Federerhingis
02-04-2008, 11:58 PM
Hubby is the expert here but yes, some routers are not reliable and I'm not so sure it's because of the ISP provider. The brand we're using now is called Buffalo and it's pretty reliable. Those you can buy from Best Buy or CompUSA are not so good. :tape: Go to this website www.newegg.com and look up wireless routers. When you bring up a router, there is rating by users and comments. Many customers of this site are computer nerds experts so the comments are pretty reliable.

Thanks dear,

This should be really helpful, I usually buy tech stuff from them in general. I'l keep this suggestion in mind. On the other hand I don't think I would have to purchase one the road runner folks would lend me one for as long as I am a customer I guess. I was wondering if any road runner customer around here would know how good their wireless internet service is and how reliable their wireless routers were.

Federerhingis
02-05-2008, 12:04 AM
And that's why I was suddenly MIA.
:awww: You're such a good mother, but you should remember he's almost an adolescent. This is the time when he starts making good friends and joining clicks and all that. Friends for a whiile will be his most important peeps. Also sometimes he might forget to charge his cell phone, therefore his battery may die once in a while so don't be so harsh on him.

On the other hand he should have been more considerate, then again he is only ten, and decision making is not his forte until he turns 22 or so. Well empirically it is said or that was the latest finding that adults don't become good decision makers until they hit 25 which is about the time when the frontal cortex fully finishes it's full development and this is where decision making also takes place. Sue may pitch in on this she's the true expert when it comes to anatomy and physiology. he he :p

MisterQ
02-05-2008, 12:09 AM
:awww: You're such a good mother, but you should remember he's almost an adolescent. This is the time when he starts making good friends and joining clicks and all that. Friends for a whiile will be his most important peeps. Also sometimes he might forget to charge his cell phone, therefore his battery may die once in a while so don't be so harsh on him.

On the other hand he should have been more considerate, then again he is only ten, and decision making is not his forte until he turns 22 or so. Well empirically it is said or that was the latest finding that adults don't become good decision makers until they hit 25 which is about the time when the frontal cortex fully finishes it's full development and this is where decision making also takes place. Sue may pitch in on this she's the true expert when it comes to anatomy and physiology. he he :p

Well said -- heck, some of us take until 32... ;)

Lee
02-05-2008, 12:10 AM
Thanks dear,

This should be really helpful, I usually buy tech stuff from them in general. I'l keep this suggestion in mind. On the other hand I don't think I would have to purchase one the road runner folks would lend me one for as long as I am a customer I guess. I was wondering if any road runner customer around here would know how good their wireless internet service is and how reliable their wireless routers were.

I don't know anything about road runner service. Is it an ISP providing wireless internet service?

cobalt60
02-05-2008, 12:11 AM
Sorry but I don't know if the Y chromosome ever is mentally stable :p
Actually Luis I don't know much about developmental behavior so I beg ignorance. Except that as mother I noticed that my very left brain eldest ( science and math whiz) started being very disciplined by the time he was 12 . I have never had to reprimand him for forgetting anything much. Whereas the youngest at 11 is still a bit of a "luftmensch" ( a sweet compassionate considerate child if there ever was one) but very forgetful still. Although this year he has made great strides in it. My guess is it depends on the person. We have always made sure as parents that we never waver on safety issues and we have always had certain parts of their lives structured. Kids thrive better I feel. Also I have always let them still feel in control about certain things and also make decisions about other stuff.

MisterQ
02-05-2008, 12:12 AM
Happy belated Groundhog Day :lol: See? I could not even get that out on time. And I still have a few left to send :rolls:

Same to you! :hatoff: Such a wonderful holiday: no gifts, no relatives, no hangovers.

cobalt60
02-05-2008, 12:12 AM
Q man how are ya? I envy you your winter.

Lee
02-05-2008, 12:13 AM
:awww: You're such a good mother, but you should remember he's almost an adolescent. This is the time when he starts making good friends and joining clicks and all that. Friends for a whiile will be his most important peeps. Also sometimes he might forget to charge his cell phone, therefore his battery may die once in a while so don't be so harsh on him.

On the other hand he should have been more considerate, then again he is only ten, and decision making is not his forte until he turns 22 or so. Well empirically it is said or that was the latest finding that adults don't become good decision makers until they hit 25 which is about the time when the frontal cortex fully finishes it's full development and this is where decision making also takes place. Sue may pitch in on this she's the true expert when it comes to anatomy and physiology. he he :p

He's 12 but I know there's only one kid getting off the bus at the same stop with him and for the last 5 years, THEY NEVER STOPPED AND TALKED so it's a brand new and unexpected experience for me. I will try to get use to it. But he's definitely not turning on his cellphone, not because of any power or technical problem. And I have asked/reminded him many many times before.

cobalt60
02-05-2008, 12:13 AM
Same to you! :hatoff: Such a wonderful holiday: no gifts, no relatives, no hangovers.

We did not get our Christmas/Hannukah/New Year's cards out so hubby put together a Happy Groundhog day flyer complete with pictures and our life story from the last year;)

MisterQ
02-05-2008, 12:14 AM
Q man how are ya? I envy you your winter.

I'm doing great, thanks. :hug: Except I have a bunch of essay to grade and I'm doing everything possible to put that off. :lol: How are you?

I think the northern winters are in my blood. We had a gorgeous, springlike day here, but I keep thinking of moving back up there. It's irrational. :smash:

Lee
02-05-2008, 12:15 AM
Happy belated Groundhog Day :lol: See? I could not even get that out on time. And I still have a few left to send :rolls:

It's a fun read, Sue :rolls:

:wavey: Matt

MisterQ
02-05-2008, 12:16 AM
It's a fun read, Sue :rolls:

:wavey: Matt

:wavey: :dance:

cobalt60
02-05-2008, 12:16 AM
Get those crazy irrational thoughts out of there. :lol: I am seriously thinking of looking for a new job in a warmer climate. Well Seattle area so somewhat warmer :haha:

Lee
02-05-2008, 12:16 AM
I'm doing great, thanks. :hug: Except I have a bunch of essay to grade and I'm doing everything possible to put that off. :lol: How are you?

I think the northern winters are in my blood. We had a gorgeous, springlike day here, but I keep thinking of moving back up there. It's irrational. :smash:

MTFers have perfected procastination to an art form.

cobalt60
02-05-2008, 12:17 AM
It's a fun read, Sue :rolls:

:wavey: Matt

Thank the writer in the family :lol:

cobalt60
02-05-2008, 12:17 AM
MTFers have perfected procastination to an art form.

:ras: I got lots done today on my day off. Except that I need to shower again as I worked out while dinner was in the oven. I am a bit stinky here:p

Lee
02-05-2008, 12:18 AM
Get those crazy irrational thoughts out of there. :lol: I am seriously thinking of looking for a new job in a warmer climate. Well Seattle area so somewhat warmer :haha:

You can always come to Arizona to practise. :angel:

MisterQ
02-05-2008, 12:19 AM
Get those crazy irrational thoughts out of there. :lol: I am seriously thinking of looking for a new job in a warmer climate. Well Seattle area so somewhat warmer :haha:

Seattle = :cool: Actually, the whole northwest seems great. If you like rain, of course. :umbrella:

A lot of people are moving down here from the northeast. It's a nice area, cheaper to live but still a good standard of living. Oh, and outdoor clay courts everywhere! :tennis:

cobalt60
02-05-2008, 12:20 AM
You can always come to Arizona to practise. :angel:

:D Not sure the desert would be my thing either. I really liked Southern Virginia/North Carolina for climate but we will most likely head back to where Hubby grew up.

cobalt60
02-05-2008, 12:22 AM
Seattle = :cool: Actually, the whole northwest seems great. If you like rain, of course. :umbrella:

A lot of people are moving down here from the northeast. It's a nice area, cheaper to live but still a good standard of living. Oh, and outdoor clay courts everywhere! :tennis:

Well I have never been there in the winter but I understand it tends to be overcast alot. BUT at all other times of the year it doesn't rain for very long and then the sun comes out. Almost like the rainforest pattern. Maine is pretty let's face it but the winters here are so long and so cold. Hubs and I have such arthritis problems and the cold is hell.

Lee
02-05-2008, 12:24 AM
:D Not sure the desert would be my thing either. I really liked Southern Virginia/North Carolina for climate but we will most likely head back to where Hubby grew up.

And may be hubby and I will retire in Victoria. :lol:

I missed my family though. When I was/am sick last/this week, and struggle to take care of everyone in the family, I was really stressed out and would love to have my mom or my sister around to give me a hand (yes, my hubby is only helpful to a certain degree)

MisterQ
02-05-2008, 12:25 AM
Well I have never been there in the winter but I understand it tends to be overcast alot. BUT at all other times of the year it doesn't rain for very long and then the sun comes out. Almost like the rainforest pattern. Maine is pretty let's face it but the winters here are so long and so cold. Hubs and I have such arthritis problems and the cold is hell.

I hear ya. Myself, I would love to move out to Portland, OR -- but my goal is to get closer to family, not further away! So many things to juggle in choosing location.

Federerhingis
02-05-2008, 12:26 AM
Matt my man,

You busy fellow, how are you? You've got to be kidding me, you're missing the wintry weather? Well it makes sense you're an upstake NYer' in essense a true NYker who is used to real winters. :lol: I had plenty of real winters up in Rochester as an undergrad, I am fine with not having real winters in NYC. We've been having early spring like weather on and off the past month or so, it's crazy but I am not complaining. ;)

I don't mind the snow but I do worry that I may slip or something, I am just not that good walking on Ice or Icy sidewalks. (no matter what shoeware I have, even the supposed slip proof boots) :tape:

So what are you teaching again? Do you like your students? Are they coming along well and our cooperative? How many essays do you have to grade? Are you looking for content or just a well written essay of sorts?

:wavey:

(we definitely have to catch up for sure and soon) :lol:

Lee
02-05-2008, 12:27 AM
Well I have never been there in the winter but I understand it tends to be overcast alot. BUT at all other times of the year it doesn't rain for very long and then the sun comes out. Almost like the rainforest pattern. Maine is pretty let's face it but the winters here are so long and so cold. Hubs and I have such arthritis problems and the cold is hell.

:tape: I'm not sure. OK, Vancouver is not exactly Seattle but pretty close. When I first immigrated to Canada, I had to choose between Vancouver and Calgary. The 4 days I stayed in Vancouver in late Feb/early March. It rained and rained and rained......all the time with temp below 40. Then one year, I visited my cousins and my aunt in late November/early December. It rained and rained and rained..... all the time. My cousin even asked me why I visited at that time of year while everyone left the city. :lol:

cobalt60
02-05-2008, 12:33 AM
I hear ya. Myself, I would love to move out to Portland, OR -- but my goal is to get closer to family, not further away! So many things to juggle in choosing location.

We looked at the housing market in Astoria Oregon ;) and then hubs took a real look when he was out in the PacNW this summer. Unfortunately no job for me but retirement time maybe:D

Federerhingis
02-05-2008, 12:33 AM
On another note, so was there a shadow during ground hog day? What's the forecast, six more weeks of winter?

I could never move near or close to the seattle area, I can't stand rainy days, one or two it's okay but I get severely depressed after it rains days on end for more than three consecutive days. I just need at least some sun during the day, grey skies and rainy days give me the blues feelings. :tape:

Rochester had that appeal during it's mid winter course. It was cold and dark for so long. It was pretty depressing at times, luckily we always had work to do, and I guess being in academia is just perfect for that kind weather, you were kind of forced anyway to do work because there wasn't much else to do.

If I were to move I would seriously love to live in Sandiego, they have like the most ideal climate year long (mid 70's for about 250 days) Not too hot and not too mild, simply right. :worship: But California has so much stuff going on, mother nature is always cruel with the folks in Cali, I don't know if I would actually move there unless I got an amazing job offer; plus real estate isn't any cheaper. :rolleyes:

Lee
02-05-2008, 12:35 AM
We looked at the housing market in Astoria Oregon ;) and then hubs took a real look when he was out in the PacNW this summer. Unfortunately no job for me but retirement time maybe:D

You can definitely get a job across the border but the pay sucks and so as everything else. :tape:

cobalt60
02-05-2008, 12:36 AM
Hubs has a cousin in SanDiego and my best friend from medical school settled out there with her SO. It is lovely and I agree perfect weather but California does not do it for me. And I want to be near either our best friends or family and also where my boys end up. The latter is the most important.

MisterQ
02-05-2008, 12:37 AM
Vermont would be a nice place to move, but I've heard it's gotten really expensive. I like that it's fairly close to my family, but also far enough. :lol:

cobalt60
02-05-2008, 12:38 AM
You can definitely get a job across the border but the pay sucks and so as everything else. :tape:

I love my job here truly although my so called partner is a jerk but that's another story;) Ok I need a quick shower and then reading. Nice chatting ya all :hug: Especially nice for me to see you three again. Like old times :D

Federerhingis
02-05-2008, 12:41 AM
Vermont would be a nice place to move, but I've heard it's gotten really expensive. I like that it's fairly close to my family, but also far enough. :lol:


Plus there will always be Ben Jerry's if you're a fan. I am not but Ice Cream is cream no matter the brand. :lol: I prefer Haagen Dazs. In fact gellato but you can't get the real deal unless you get it directly from Italia.

Federerhingis
02-05-2008, 12:43 AM
Night Sue. Take care dear and see you around. Sleep well, have a nice read and some good rest. :hug: (not in that order but you get the point) :tape:

MisterQ
02-05-2008, 12:44 AM
Plus there will always be Ben Jerry's if you're a fan. I am not but Ice Cream is cream no matter the brand. :lol: I prefer Haagen Dazs. In fact gellato but you can't get the real deal unless you get it directly from Italia.

I am a fan of ice cream in general. :lick:

It would not, however, be a primary factor in my selection of states. :lol:

MisterQ
02-05-2008, 12:47 AM
I must go, too. Hasta la vista, amigos! :hug:

Lee
02-05-2008, 12:48 AM
Plus there will always be Ben Jerry's if you're a fan. I am not but Ice Cream is cream no matter the brand. :lol: I prefer Haagen Dazs. In fact gellato but you can't get the real deal unless you get it directly from Italia.

Gelato is the latest trend here. All the supermarkets in my area have a gelato bar. :lol:

Federerhingis
02-05-2008, 12:51 AM
I am a fan of ice cream in general. :lick:

It would not, however, be a primary factor in my selection of states. :lol:

I know you're much much wiser than that. That's more like something I would do, well gemini's can be so flaky sometimes myself included. We're so unpredictable, volatile and spontaneous that just out of impulse we would make a decision just on something like moving nearby Ben & Jerry's. :tape:

New England is so beautiful anyway, such gorgeous scenery and landscape, I once thought of applying at Middlebury, Dartmouth was always appealing but they're heavily liberal artisy, I was not planning on having to take 60 credits on humanities and social sciences before choosing my major. I kind of did but UofR was so flexible and lenient. The graduation requirements were really flexible.

Lee
02-05-2008, 12:52 AM
Bye Matt

Federerhingis
02-05-2008, 12:52 AM
Gelato is the latest trend here. All the supermarkets in my area have a gelato bar. :lol:

I might have mispelt it, you know I am a terrible speller. :tape: Now, trust me it probably is a bogus immitation. :p

Federerhingis
02-05-2008, 12:53 AM
Take care Matt, have a good one and see you later. :wavey:

Lee
02-05-2008, 12:55 AM
I might have mispelt it, you know I am a terrible speller. :tape: Now, trust me it probably is a bogus immitation. :p

I honestly don't know as I haven't tried any in Italy. :lol:

Federerhingis
02-05-2008, 01:59 AM
OKAY G2G, Its time to go home. I will be back later tonight. Hope to see you around or any of your.

Take care Lee hun. laters. :hug:

:wavey:

Angle Queen
02-07-2008, 12:31 AM
:banghead:

My digital camera, which I LOVE, is broken. Some sort of electrical problem that keeps telling me to 'change the batteries.' Canon says they'll fix it for ~$90 ... but I'm wondering if it's just time to upgrade. On the otherhand, I hate just discarding something. Oh well, guess I'll have to have to decide something soon.

Things are busy here, as usual I suppose. Playing some tennis, some of the best of recent memory. It's been really nice having access to indoor courts and some of the off-season 'mini-leagues' the club sponsors. Never had anyone stand behind the baseline to receive my serve before. It made me a little :unsure: .

Nat and I are headed down to Chapel Hill tomorrow for a long-weekend visit with my sister. The town will either be higher than a kite or singin' the blues depending on how they do against their archrival Duke Blue Devils tonight (in basketball). Either way, they'll all be hungover. It is, after all, a college town.

Warm weather here (broke a records two days in a row) but we'll drop down to normal temps when the 'cold' front blows through. I'm not ready for Spring yet...although some of my bulbs (narcs, I think) are starting to break through the mulch.

Hope all are well and that I can catch up with a few over the next few days as I'll have access to high speed internet.

:wavey:

Federerhingis
02-07-2008, 12:54 AM
Marlene my dear,

It is so great to hear from you, how is life? Wow that's great that you're playing tennis with great form. :yeah:

By the way what canon do you have? I am planning on purchasing the Rebel xti pretty soon, I hope this is not your camera or a camera that has technical issues. Canons are usually pretty reliable?

Hey gals and gents I guess peeps are busy and have stuff to do, hope your week is coming along well and fine. :wavey:

Hope to see you guys around.

Lee
02-07-2008, 02:37 AM
:banghead:

My digital camera, which I LOVE, is broken. Some sort of electrical problem that keeps telling me to 'change the batteries.' Canon says they'll fix it for ~$90 ... but I'm wondering if it's just time to upgrade. On the otherhand, I hate just discarding something. Oh well, guess I'll have to have to decide something soon.

Things are busy here, as usual I suppose. Playing some tennis, some of the best of recent memory. It's been really nice having access to indoor courts and some of the off-season 'mini-leagues' the club sponsors. Never had anyone stand behind the baseline to receive my serve before. It made me a little :unsure: .

Nat and I are headed down to Chapel Hill tomorrow for a long-weekend visit with my sister. The town will either be higher than a kite or singin' the blues depending on how they do against their archrival Duke Blue Devils tonight (in basketball). Either way, they'll all be hungover. It is, after all, a college town.

Warm weather here (broke a records two days in a row) but we'll drop down to normal temps when the 'cold' front blows through. I'm not ready for Spring yet...although some of my bulbs (narcs, I think) are starting to break through the mulch.

Hope all are well and that I can catch up with a few over the next few days as I'll have access to high speed internet.

:wavey:

I know, Marlene! I hate to discard things too but in reality, my new Canon A720 camera cost about $200 including a 1GB SD card. So consider you have to pay $90 just to fix an old camera....

Betty
02-09-2008, 08:39 AM
ops sorry Marlene :hug: this things are :mad:

hi clubbers:wavey: where are u all?week end time :p
i'm at work but my mind is on this afternoom when i'll go to buy a new shoes to francy:p the weather is wonderful so i think before shopping, i'll go to the park with him:)

Federerhingis
02-09-2008, 03:37 PM
Hi Betty dear. I too am at work, I'l get off at three and have the rest of saturday and my weekend to my self. For once in a long while. :yippie: :lol:

How are you dear?

:hug:'s and :wavey: to all.

cobalt60
02-09-2008, 05:27 PM
Hola Senor Luis and the rest of the clubbers :wavey:

Federerhingis
02-09-2008, 05:39 PM
Hola senora Sue, mi queridisima Doctorsita linda. Wait I have never seen pics of you, or have I?

How are you dear? :hug:

:wavey: To all the fellow clubbers.

cobalt60
02-09-2008, 05:47 PM
I don't know if you've seen pictures of me or not. I have posted here but they get taken down shortly thereafter :p I've never seen you that's for sure.;)
Do you have facebook? Lots of pictures of all sorts of stuff there.
Still at work? I just finished cleaning my house and in the midst of laundry.
Artist formerly known as Nate is out with his buddy walking a dog and my youngest is eating lunch. I need to get some paperwork done as we are heading out this evening for a getaway.

Federerhingis
02-09-2008, 06:15 PM
I don't know if you've seen pictures of me or not. I have posted here but they get taken down shortly thereafter :p I've never seen you that's for sure.;)
Do you have facebook? Lots of pictures of all sorts of stuff there.
Still at work? I just finished cleaning my house and in the midst of laundry.
Artist formerly known as Nate is out with his buddy walking a dog and my youngest is eating lunch. I need to get some paperwork done as we are heading out this evening for a getaway.


Awesome major awesome. Where are you folks heading over to? A weekend getaway mini vacation?

I have to get a facebook account. I don't like seeing my own pics nor am I that much of a picture person. I rather take pics of others and scenic spots. ;)

Catcha later. Have fun and see you around. :hug: :wavey:

cobalt60
02-09-2008, 06:24 PM
No just for dinner this evening. Anytime I am out of my house it is a mini vacation :lol: Actually I am off to Houston Texas next week for a conference and a get together with a good friend. Funny how tennis plays a hand in meeting some folks;) I met this young woman at a tournie by chance one year and we became good friends. :yeah:

Federerhingis
02-09-2008, 06:31 PM
No just for dinner this evening. Anytime I am out of my house it is a mini vacation :lol: Actually I am off to Houston Texas next week for a conference and a get together with a good friend. Funny how tennis plays a hand in meeting some folks;) I met this young woman at a tournie by chance one year and we became good friends. :yeah:

Tennis is a trendy and good way of meeting nice, new and interesting people for sure. :p

Have fun at dinner. Oooh Texas you'l probably have a blast in big cowboy land. ooops :tape:

cobalt60
02-09-2008, 06:32 PM
:rolls: Nah texas is not a state I am prepared to like unless it is Austin :yeah: But as I said a medical conference which will be interesting and WARMER weather :yeah: I just checked and it is about 70 degrees there. That is so perfect!!!!

Federerhingis
02-09-2008, 06:37 PM
:rolls: Nah texas is not a state I am prepared to like unless it is Austin :yeah: But as I said a medical conference which will be interesting and WARMER weather :yeah: I just checked and it is about 70 degrees there. That is so perfect!!!!

Where mayo clinic isn't that other awesome medical school? Yeah Baylor college?

Have you been to Dallas, El Paso? So Austin is the in place if I visit the big state in the future?

cobalt60
02-09-2008, 06:41 PM
I have never been to Texas ever but Austin is well known for its music scene :yeah: I like music way more than I like tennis;) Houston houses the famous cancer center MD Anderson. That's where the conference is. My friend lives there. She is a "media" specialist. Does producing and PR work. And an occasional interview.
EDIT: Oops I take it back- I was sent to San Antonio when I was in the Navy to Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis for a medical boot camp called Combat Casualty. The bootcamp part was interesting. They had enlisteds be in charge of officers ( I was the latter). It was kind of fun. I must say to this day I miss the military personel I worked with. They are really very very special people :yeah:

Betty
02-09-2008, 06:43 PM
Hi Betty dear. I too am at work, I'l get off at three and have the rest of saturday and my weekend to my self. For once in a long while. :yippie: :lol:

How are you dear?

:hug:'s and :wavey: to all.

fine thk but always tired and u?

Sue :hug:

Federerhingis
02-09-2008, 06:50 PM
fine thk but always tired and u?

Sue :hug:

I am good dear, I used to be tired all the time before not anymore thank goodness. Since I stoped helping out my dad at his grocery store. :lol: Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks be to God! :haha:

I am still at work, only have another hour or so to go, it was a little grey outside this morning, the forecast says drizzling and mild rain will take place this afternoon. So it's definitely a movie all day kind of day. :lol:

:hug:

Luis

Federerhingis
02-09-2008, 06:53 PM
By the way Sue dear,

Where exactly in the east coast are you? I suppose Maine or Vermont, since those are the only true winter spots along this coast. Wait you might be in Upstate NY, perhaps watertown or somewhere along the adirondacks, or perhaps; well I am leaning more towards new England for sure. ??? :lol:

Betty
02-09-2008, 06:55 PM
so u're into the team of the ppl who "work hard"..so like us u have time during the work for chat here :angel::p
here the weather was wonderful now we're into the evening:p near to go bed

Federerhingis
02-09-2008, 07:02 PM
so u're into the team of the ppl who "work hard"..so like us u have time during the work for chat here :angel::p
here the weather was wonderful now we're into the evening:p near to go bed

:secret: How did you figure it out? We do work hard sometimes, but other times we're just not as busy. Weekdays are usually busier days. ;)

Betty
02-09-2008, 07:06 PM
:secret: How did you figure it out? We do work hard sometimes, but other times we're just not as busy. Weekdays are usually busier days. ;)

for me too,depend of the days;)

Federerhingis
02-09-2008, 07:13 PM
So wait you're in europe? Are you Italian? If so you better teach me Italiano.

Comme estai? Molte fatigata? :haha: That's as far as my bogus Italian goes. :tape:

Betty
02-09-2008, 07:35 PM
So wait you're in europe? Are you Italian? If so you better teach me Italiano.

Comme estai? Molte fatigata? :haha: That's as far as my bogus Italian goes. :tape:

a mix of italian and spanish :p

come stai? molto stanca:?;)

Federerhingis
02-09-2008, 08:15 PM
a mix of italian and spanish :p

come stai? molto stanca:?;)

Io non capisco l'italiano. I do speak spanish. So wait what do you consider your self then? Itanspaniard? That's awesome. Hablas espanol? Me imagino que si?

De donde son tus papas? Vives en Italia? Europa lo mas seguro? je je

Betty
02-09-2008, 08:18 PM
i'm italian i live near Milan
i mean u wrote a mix between italian/spanish:p
i didn't study spanish but for us it's easy understand it:)

Federerhingis
02-09-2008, 08:23 PM
i'm italian i live near Milan
i mean u wrote a mix between italian/spanish:p
i didn't study spanish but for us it's easy understand it:)


It's the same for me I can understand the Italian, and some of my good college friends took Italian so I heard them speaking it as well. I loved it when I was in Rome, Rome is definitely my favorite european city so far; I've only been to Geneva, Paris, Rennes and Rome, well and Vatican City.

The Italian guy who was in charge of the hostel where we were staying told us that all we needed to know was: cuanto e, donde e, grazie et prego. :lol: This was kind of true plus since I do speak spanish it was not too hard to get around.

Betty
02-09-2008, 08:25 PM
Rome is wonderful but i like a lot of Italian's city;)
as u can see...English is my problem:lol:

Federerhingis
02-11-2008, 10:17 PM
Rome is wonderful but i like a lot of Italian's city;)
as u can see...English is my problem:lol:

Perche? That's not true at all, I don't see you have any issues expressing yourself in the enlish language. I know Florence seems like a marvelous place to visit, so full of art and culture.

Tuscany is like fantastic as well, especially since all the Chianti vineyards are abound. ;)

Where in Italy do they have the biggest exhibit of art work from Boticelli?

By the way how does it go? :hug:

Federerhingis
02-11-2008, 10:19 PM
I am so rude, I meant to say hello and how are the wonderful posters of this thread.


All you wonderful ladies and gents? :wavey:
Hope this week has been a pleasant beginning at work.

cath777
02-12-2008, 12:34 AM
:wavey: All.

Could someone stop it from snowing here please? I'm not picky, I'll take sun, rain, whatever, but I don't think I can take more on top of the 130cm of snow that has already fallen here this year, our first year as homeowners who have to shovel :rolleyes: