Friday, October 21, 2005

Something about sitting on stools...

"I don't know, Richard," I said, "something about sitting on stools?!"


KarenJW said...

Hey, now this is a coup! What are the odds of being last to post and first to post? Especially for someone who has gone thru life with a W that always sent me to the back of the line? Everyone have a great day!!!
Karen JW

Friday, October 21, 2005 6:15:31 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Good Morning to all...Check ou GMA...Lauen Hutton is posing nude at 61 and still looks good. I think Richard should do a calandar with his fabulous gals. Blessings to all.
Willeyyou are a good teacher. You are also a wonderful lady.MM

Friday, October 21, 2005 6:23:18 AM  
KarenJW said...

Hey, Now I Get It!
Stools= Phallic symbols
High, Hard and a great place to park! Wheeeee!:):):):)
Karen JW

Friday, October 21, 2005 6:24:06 AM  
soft_rain said...

To my fellow
United Cupcake Bloggers

For those of you that missed this earlier joke, here ya go.......

A man moves into a nudist colony. He receives a letter from his mother asking him to send her a current picture.

Too embarrassed to let her know that he lives in a nudist colony, he cuts one in half and sends her the top part.

Later he receives another letter asking him to send a picture to his grandmother.

The man cuts another picture in half, but accidentally sends the bottom half.

He is really worried when he realizes that he sent the wrong part, but then remembers how bad his grandmother's eyesight is and hopes she won't notice.

A few weeks later he receives a letter from his grandmother. It says, "Thank you for the picture.

Change your hair style? It makes your nose look too big."

LBC.....good to see you back

Friday, October 21, 2005 6:29:24 AM  
soft_rain said...

Karen, I start my day off reading jokes and laughing my head off and why not....hehehe (evil grin)

It was a small town and the patrolman was making his evening rounds. As he was checking a used car lot, he came upon two little old ladies sitting in a used car. He stopped and asked them if they were stealing the car. They said, "Heavens no, we bought it."

He said, "Then why don't you drive it away".

Each of the women said, "We can't drive".

The officer momentarily shook his head and then asked, "Then why did you buy it?"

They answered, "We were told if we bought a car here, we'd get screwed, so we're just waiting."

Friday, October 21, 2005 6:36:15 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Good Morning---- GO!!
LAUREN HUTTON, GO!! Wow! She's 62 and modeling nude. Let the world try to marginalize us, let them say we are washed up. Let them say we should be in our rocking chairs because we are over 60. Let them say what ever they want to, because we know better. Let's do a calendar of the ones that are not in the final Fabulous Forty!! GO, Go, Lauren Hutton. I am not approving of modeling nude, but it just goes to show you, IT CAN BE DONE. Jayne, aka Lady Jayne

Friday, October 21, 2005 6:36:21 AM  
soft_rain said...

I am going to peek into the men's blog now....(2nd evil grin) and leave them a spicey cupcake (spicey joke)

Friday, October 21, 2005 6:41:31 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Merry Mary, Let call our photographers today and get ready for RR's calendar of over 60 beauties (BUT NOT NUDE). Have a great day!!! Jayne

Friday, October 21, 2005 6:42:46 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear Jane, I gotta loose 20 pounds and I'll be ready. I bought me one of those big 65mmballs to exercise on here at home and some of those exercise resistance bands. In phsical therepy we're doing both youga and paloties so give me 6 months and I'll be ready to compete with RR's Fabs.....My problem is I have so much company and I feed them well....I've got a big roast in the oven...did cookies and pies and I've got to learn to quit when I'm full unstead of sitting there eating cause it tastes good. I learned that from Prarie Critter in Chicago. She probably weighs 100 pounds and so cute and petite. I'm surprised RR didn't pick her. So much beauty for 1 man to pick from. I'll have company all week end and probably until Mon. or Tue. and my computer is in the guest bedroom so probably be off line until next week. Much Love to all. Ms. Mary

Friday, October 21, 2005 7:22:39 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...


Now your talking, Ladies!!!

I think there are two groups of women planning a get together already(that I am aware of) and I thought last night that it would be crazy to let any of these mar va lous events go unphotographed.

Does anyone want to talk about the one in LA in November???

I am trying to be in on the one back in Chicago the 1st Weekend in Chicago!!!!

But, yes a calendar definitely needs to be made, and I agree, I am much more stunning in Clothes!!!

Don't Worry 'bout a thing Richard we've got this Calendar thingY covered!!!

Friday, October 21, 2005 7:29:42 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

SOFT_RAIN Your a HOOT. His nose to long I'm still laughing.

Friday, October 21, 2005 7:36:53 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Lady Base, I just peeked back at the last blog. I forced myself to stay off the blog most of yesterday. Glad to see you back and writing, writing, writing. You are really gifted! I also have very strong feelings about how religion is being battered about in the name of politics these day. I completely disagree with using any type of religious belief for winning elections. SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE!! I get it!! You get it!! I think many wars have been fought because of religious belief. Anyway, I am down from my soap box!! About "Mike", my Dad. He is long gone, but he left with me so very much. Along with a great cynical nature, my creativity, my love of learning, and my appreciation for the arts and architecture, etc., etc. and music. His family had all of Enrico Caruso's original records, and I don't know what happened to them??? Because of my Dad, I caught on to your style of writing very quickly because of him and his insistance that his daughters read, spell correctly, act like ladies, and on an on. He left me a great gift. At times, I can feel his presence, and whenever I can, I light a candle for him. Have a great day, Lady Base. Jayne

Friday, October 21, 2005 7:54:51 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Girls, Do you remember Franceso Scuvallo?? I think he was the great photographer that photographed some of the worlds most beautiful Models. He can do wonders with photography. MM, don't worry about a few extra pounds, this photographer can do wonders. He can elongate you, streamline you and put you right on the cover of Vogue. I've seen it done. New subject: In all fairness, I finally looked at all the Fabulous Finalists and I honestly don't think they were all chosen because they are beautiful. I think we should give credit to RR in his choice of ladies. I see many different types of beauty and not just physical beauty. Perhaps I am wrong, but that is the way I see it. Aren't we all beautiful in our own special way? Merry Mary and I are going to be the top models for the RR calendar. Mary, I get the front cover and you can have the back cover! Don't eat to much of that pot roast you are cooking and pass on the cookies. I am hiring Scuvallo to come over and photograph us. In fact, I may be able to get paid for this photo shoot. I don't look to bad for being over 60. Jayne

Friday, October 21, 2005 8:46:55 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Morning to All.......Want to know what is super frustrating in the early in the am (and is has nuttin' to do with stool, SICK)

I was up around 5ish, couldn't get back to sleep so I thought I'd blog a bit.

Well, I had a nice sort of detailed post and when I went to send it this cute little message came up that read...This blog has been shut down...or something like that. My message went to blog heaven.

Then, and this is the topper. I re-typed, well sort of my original message, went to send it and I was disconnected. Hey, is someone out there trying to tell me something?!

Anywho, just wanted to thank Karen for her kind words. I too wish we could have met, but none of us know what the future holds and maybe one day we shall meet. Thanks Karen.

Mary Rose, like using a mastercard your joke about the tyke wanting th bike was "priceless"! You are too.

LBC, thanks for the advice regarding Alaska Airlines. Looks like I will be traveling to San Diego for an "Open Interview" on the 2nd of November. You fellow "3" lover you.

I shall be hosting yet another party this evening. Sort of a tailgate party, cept' different The tailgate will be my wrap around porch. It is for the local BIG river rival f-ball game. North against the south. I used to reside at the north end of the river. Now I'm at the south end (my kids call me a traitor, seriously) because I moved to the rival town. That's how deep this thing runs. Has been going on since the early 60's. Anywho I'm serving appetizers and beverages. Certainly not like Texas tailgating!!!! Been there, done that, loved it!!! Anywho I will probably send everyone on their merry way, stay home and listen to the game from my upstairs bedroom. I'm a block from the fball field and can here all the calls, whistles and cheering from there.

K, well everyone stop what you'r doing and give yourself a hug. Linda in AZ are you listening. Cause if we all could we would do a BIG group hug with you.

Take care everyone and have a wonderful week-end. Gosh, I hope I don't have to re-type this!!!


Deb Eddy

Friday, October 21, 2005 9:39:43 AM  
CallmeLin said...

Jayne enjoyed your last post as it causes one to think about what is appealing to some might not be appealing to another. I too have wondered what Richard saw in his fab finalists that he didn't see in me. I took a critical look and saw some things that I am going to work on and I think we all have. The fact that Lauren Hutton is still posing nude makes a statment both that she CAN pose nude and that it is still something men want to see. Hummmmm

So on a lighter note I guess because I have been dieting and am craving SEES I came up with this.....

Richard chose ladies that were eye candy to him, like Sweet Tarts and Taffy, Pralines and Cream. If it were me and I was choosing guys I would certainly choose a Big Hunk,or a Three Musketeers (well maybe not all at once) and how about some Malted Balls.....OK naughty matt for me, gawd I'm it is true Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get.......Have a GREAT DAY

SO what's your pleasure and what kind of candy are you.

Friday, October 21, 2005 9:49:45 AM  
Sunrise said...

Does anyone know if the 24 all attended the MB or Chicago gatherings-just plain curiosity???

Friday, October 21, 2005 9:53:45 AM  
honestgal said...

Operawench: How about these suggestions...

Sisterhood of the traveling...
foxes (!),
bloggers (?)

Help me out here......

Friday, October 21, 2005 9:54:28 AM  
honestgal said...

World News:

"The Sri Lankan Daily News reporte in September that the government's cabinet has decided to lower the age of consent for sex from 16 to 13 because, according to Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, too many men were being arrested under the old law. Also in September, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the government to ban the traditional practice of confining women to cow sheds during their menstrual periods."

Count our blessings....

Friday, October 21, 2005 9:58:30 AM  
soft_rain said...

Granny was in her eighties, and much admired for her sweetness and kindness to all.

The pastor came to call on her one afternoon early in the spring, and she welcomed him into her parlor.

He took a seat while she prepared some tea. As he sat facing her old pump organ, the minister noticed a cut glass bowl sitting on top of it, filled with water.

In the water floated, of all things, a condom.

Imagine his shock, surprise, and, curiosity! Surely, Miss Granny had flipped! But he felt he couldn't mention the strange sight in her parlor.

"When she returned with tea and cookies, they began to chat.

The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and the floating item, but soon it got the better of him, and he could resist no longer.

"Miss Granny" he said while pointing to the bowl, "I wonder if you would tell me about this?"

"Oh, yes," she replied, "isn't it wonderful? I was walking downtown last fall and I found this little package.

The directions said to put it on the organ, keep it wet, and it would prevent disease!

And you know,I haven't had a cold all winter."

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:10:12 AM  
soft_rain said...

OK Girls, If you want to see some really HOT SEXY NUDE shots of men click on my name....

Hey! no drooling aloud....

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:14:45 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Ladies,

A little blogging tip that may help you with the technical glitches. If you plan to write a long blog, write it first in a word processing program. Not only does it help you edit it more easily, but, when you are finished you simply "copy" it and "paste" it to the blog. If the blog loses it, you still have the original. If I am lazy I make sure to just "copy" what I have written in the comment box before I press the "Login and Publish" button. That way if the blog has been closed in the interim or any other problem pops up, I have my comments saved and I can post them again by simply "pasting" them.

Now, about the calendar idea! Do I have the Lady for you! Contact Joanne at "Gracefully Yours" at A while ago she sent me a beautiful calendar of mature women who have combatted heart disease. (I felt so badly I haven't been able to follow up with her.) Not only is it a great calendar, but the information is very important as well. Tie it in with the NNBBS red bracelets and you have a winner! Let's see those creative juices flowing. Be sure to say Richard and Joe sent you.


Friday, October 21, 2005 10:15:43 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

What a great way to start the day off with a laugh.
Thanks everyone

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:31:09 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

My goodness gracious, golly gee willakers!!!( I am trying to be ultra polite and proper!!)....I go away for ONE DAY and I can barely catch up with y'all.............whoa!
So much to read and so little time!!
How 'bout :

In retrospect....Am thinking perhaps "Sexy Stool Sisters" may be a bit over the top for some!
Where are we all meeting and when??? I am as usual sooooooo confused, it is not easy going away for a day!!
La Belle xox

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:36:47 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Callmelin, I think you took everything I said (the wrong way) I most certainly do not think Lauren Hutton is modeling nude for any specific reason other than to make a statement or perhaps to promote her cosmetic line, for older women. She promotes "More is Less" in her makeup line. You won't ever get me to agree with some of you as to RR's motives. I don't see him with what you call "Eye Candy", Tarts, Taffy and Pralines & Cream". I just don't see it! Perhaps I am wrong. My point was this: What I saw in all 24 of the ladies was a lot more than physical beauty. Some of them are not world beauties. Some of them are!! Could it just be that RR found some substance within these ladies? I just simply cannot agree with you and refuse to criticize every step of this venture. If I ever reach a point where I really don't like what is going on here, I will stop watching. I apsolutely refuse to bash, bully or cast disparagement upon this venture. I think you misunderstood what I wrote. In any case, I will not mentor your type of thinking. If I ever do, I will take it to another blog. Right now, I have never participated in the other blogs that suspect all kinds of motives in this venture, and I never will. Sorry you misunderstoood what I said. I can tell you that I am a beautiful woman and no man has ever used me as eye candy, a tart or taffy. So, don't look to me for support on bashing men. If men want to look at Lauren Hutton in the nude, good for them. I'm a dirty old, beautiful, woman, and I like to look at the Chippendales. AMEN!! You certainly don't have to agree with me, but don't look to me for any continuation of your thinking. I just don't want to hear it. Have a great day "callmelin". Jayne

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:45:15 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Love the Website Joe,

I guess we will have to give some of the ladies who were ready to move on The Calendar, time to see your suggestion and add to what they have been talking.

Janiegirl i guess Scuvallo is too expensive for us, huh???

I could not tell if you were serious or not, but we are dead serious about the Calendar and who know's some of us might have funds for a Real Photographer!!!!

When we go to Chicago, I think I have a sponsor for a Limousine and that would make some great shots, December will be fur season, I'll have to drag out Granny's old Seal Coat, that kept me warm in the Windy City 36 years ago.

Sorry, bout the animal rights folks, But I figured my grandma was the one who was not protecting the animal's rights, I'm trying to protect their rights by giving this vintage fur the longest life possible.

one note on Chicago, I do not know how many ladies will be there, but I have pledged to celebrate my birthday there with other SB Bachelorettes, who have birthdays in November and December and that would be the 1st Weekend in December. There are several ladies that live there so it will be an event already!!

but if anyone wants to attend go to my blog and post e-mail's and we will start communication on this!!!!

All we need is a photographer, huh???

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:49:01 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...


Why don't consider coming to Chicago 1st weekend in December??

I for one would love to meet you!!!

Great shopping there, and Christmas Window's will be up, if you have ever seen this in Chicago or other major cities, it's priceless!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:57:58 AM  
honestgal said...

Anybody watch the movie 'calendar girls'?


Friday, October 21, 2005 10:58:29 AM  
CallmeLin said...

Sorry Jayne, no offense was meant to anyone just being light hearted.........or trying to be in an effort to keep things going. Yesterday we spent the day joking about stools and I thought candy could be the new laugh.

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:59:09 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Morning

Ladies have you read ADA's story on Click girls blog?? lol...

you need to check it I can't quit laughing..

it is the my sides hurt

my cheeks, areeven, from laughing this morning..

oh, by the way, Good Morning Richard, Ladies and CREW.

Joe: You are AWESOME!!!!!!!

Cathy: YEP!!! ABSOLUTELY.. I wanna GO!!!

have a Wonderful day,


Friday, October 21, 2005 11:09:37 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi CathyinCarolina, I was just joking about Scuvallo. If he is still alive, he is probably retired. I was just joking with Merry Mary about doing a calendar. It's all just in fun. I think Scuvallo photographed Jean Shrimpton and others of her day. I think she is probably over 70 now. Anyway, I have a Borgana coat that came from Gus Mayer in New Orleans. Remember the Mouton coat rage. Well, my didn't like me in black and she talked me into this honey colored coat made of synthetic fibers, called "Borgana", and not Mouton. It is still beautiful after all these years. It would keep me warm in Chicago, but I don't think I want to freeze my fanny off in Chicago in the dead of winter to be photographed for a calendar, unless of course, I was getting paid to do so. Just having fun, not being critical. "All the Best", Jayne ****
I have used up all my time on the blog. Must Go!!!

Friday, October 21, 2005 11:20:03 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Callmelin, No offense taken. I just don't want anything I said associated with kicking around men. I surely don't want to offend any of the ladies on this blog either. Thanks for the note. You are appreciated. Now, I am really off this blog!! I have to stop spending so much time on this blog. I am getting a crick in my neck. Jayne

Friday, October 21, 2005 11:47:12 AM  
JUMP 8 said...

operawench--thank you for your comment about posting here. it is a bit daunting at first having just first read any of this a week ago. since i'll never catch up--i'll just join in! hi to all!

Lady base camp—cannot catch up quickly enough to understand all your posts (I am new to this blogging business) but one thing I did zone in on was grace cathedral. I have been a walker of labyrinths for years—it started when I first visited charters in france, couldn’t understand what all those barefoot people were doing in that circle and joined in out of curiosity. I have been a student of Buddhism for many years, for a variety of reasons, but one very important one has been to empty my very busy mind. Having ADHD I can head off in many directions at once and found that meditation, if done when I first waken, slows me down for the day. Otherwise 40 things have gone wrong before I even brush my teeth! But back to grace cathedral. They are one of the few places I found originally that had an exact replica of the charters labyrinth, and I made a journey there to see and walk it. It is such a beautiful place. And Lauren Artres, the labyrinth guru as it were, has even written a wonderful book “rediscovering the labyrinth” with personal stories of joy from self discovery after finding their own personal journey from the labyrinth. It is such a magnificent way of quieting the mind, and allowing the spiritual thoughts, that often float just out of my reach, to enter my mind if I am truly present and open. I wish I had seen your artist friend’s angels—I so love angels, perhaps my next trip. (is there a website?)
Well enough from me. your writings are a joy-- Your humour, your spirituality, and your “old soul” are a delight to read. Thanks for sharing them with all of us.

Friday, October 21, 2005 12:31:52 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Hi girls,
This whole thing has consumed so much of my life the last 6 months and I like to think that I "gave" something I am taking the liberty of using this forum to ask for help.
I won't mention this again, and I don't mean to take away from the happy spirit here.

If you or anyone you know has struggled with an alcohol problem, please visit my blog. Any purchase of the nutritional product I offer thru my website is helping me in a very direct way. I am really down and out but on the mend!

Very special thanks to Merry Mary. Also, to Lady Base Camp

OH...and welcome Vanessa!

Friday, October 21, 2005 12:33:57 PM  
Anita-in-chicago said...

Hi everyone-
There's nothing wrong with Chicago around the holidays-Michigan Avenue done up in white lights is just beautiful.

We also have plenty of stool space in what is affecionately known as the Viagra triangle.

So don't let a little wind chill of 20 below stop you from visiting. We're warm on the inside.


Friday, October 21, 2005 12:43:23 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha ROEmin' ROE;), jOE, Co. and Global Sisterhood;)





With all that is happening on our Planet Earth at present we can least afford to harbor anger or resentment towards one another for whatever reason! Mother Earth is sending us a 'wake up call'
to be continued.....
Your humble servant
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Friday, October 21, 2005 12:56:56 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Hello and good evening Ladies

Thank you all for your well wishes for the hurricane. This will be my first encounter with on since living here and I admit it is a bit frightening. I have stocked up and ready to hunker down on Monday looks like now.

I have enjoyed reading the creatibe things you ladies have going. Cathy I love the calendar idea..why not take a historic famous person and recreate them on a calendar with the ladies. Like what we did with Marilyn Monroe. Each lady could be her favorite celeb and dress the part - that would be awesome!!
Just a thought.

Have a great weekend everyone. I may lose electricity and not be able to check back until later on.

Take care of yourself Linda and know that you are in my prayers.
Good night all!

Friday, October 21, 2005 3:35:15 PM  
lynnincalif said...

JANIEGIRL sorry but Scuvullo dies last year. I also know a great pro photographer who also did a very successful calendar that had cancer survivors and was sold to raise money for research. So many charities and so many beautiful 45plus ladies!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2005 4:07:03 PM  
lynnincalif said...

dEBBY EDDY, andLESLIE, I live in Sacramento,Calif(Arnold country)Hearst castle is a US treasure that everyone should see, xmas or not.ANITA in Chicago, GO SOX but Karen in Houston Might want the Astros. Lets all go to Chicago the first weekend and celebrate Nov, Dec birthdays, and the Holidays while CHI TOWN is all in it;s lighted glory. We could bundle up beautifully for a calendar and I too know a photographer who did a succucessful calendar of cancer surviviors and it raised money for research. SOOOOOOOOOOOO many chaities and so many 45 plus wonderful women. LETS GO Ladies!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2005 4:26:25 PM  
lynnincalif said...

JOE,sorry didn't mean to repeat myself and clug the blog with calendar info.

Friday, October 21, 2005 4:30:58 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Lynn in are about an hours drive from me (depending where you are is Sacto). We should hang out sometime.

K, I've got guests coming in a few, so nighty-night.

PS Take care Paula in Florida!!!



Friday, October 21, 2005 4:53:31 PM  
gold&spice said...

ladies hi! Take good care of yourselves and the charities you assist. Now lets focus on the men's blog and getting the gents ready to come party on the cruises and whatever events we dream up for next year. We need to get hog tied and lassooed into a relationship. Richard is taken care of and we are on our own. Lets make this a great chance to find OUR OWN TRUE LOVE. LOL.

Friday, October 21, 2005 5:56:23 PM  
gold&spice said...

ladies hi! Take good care of yourselves and the charities you assist. Now lets focus on the men's blog and getting the gents ready to come party on the cruises and whatever events we dream up for next year. We need to get hog tied and lassooed into a relationship. Richard is taken care of and we are on our own. Lets make this a great chance to find OUR OWN TRUE LOVE. LOL.

Friday, October 21, 2005 5:56:24 PM  
lynnincalif said...

DEBBI EDDY I'm in the heart of sacto but if you are near the delta we could meet half way easy.

Friday, October 21, 2005 6:12:24 PM  
Neva said...

Congratulations and best wishes to all those who will be continuing with the SB journey! My wish for all of you is for fun, learning, and happiness.

I returned to Maui from the Chicago, DC, Maryland, Virginia, New York, Atlanta trip yesterday like precision clockwork and complete with major jet lag.

For those who might be wondering-- although I did not go to Hoboken NJ--representatives did meet me in New York City for lunch and brainstorming. Trump Tower is a great place for lunch, shopping, and brainstorming!

I will answer all your e-mails (over 600) as soon as I get my feet on the ground. Thank you so much for your suggestions. They will be considered.

Debbie Eddy Thanks so much for the pictures. Trip to Disneyland sounds great. I think I will be going there next year with my grandson.

Anyone interested in a trip to Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania in February 2006 for 3 weeks, please send me an e-mail.


Friday, October 21, 2005 6:20:16 PM  
soft_rain said...


Hey Val!....I invented the naughty mat....hehehe (sinister laughter)

Friday, October 21, 2005 7:00:16 PM  
soft_rain said...


Tech support:
What kind of computer do you have?
Customer: A white one...


Tech support:
Click on the 'my computer' icon on to the left of the screen.
Customer: Your left or my left?


Tech support:
Would you click on "start" for me and...
Customer: Listen pal; don't start getting technical on me! I'm not Bill Gates, damn it!

Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can't print. Every time I try, it says 'Can't find printer'.
I've even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can't find it...


I have problems printing in red...
Tech support: Do you have a color printer?
Customer: Aaaah....................thank you.


My keyboard is not working anymore.

Tech support: Are you sure it's plugged into the computer?

Customer: No. I can't get behind the computer.

Tech support:
Pick up your keyboard and walk 10 paces back.

Customer: OK

Tech support:
Did the keyboard come with you?

Customer: Yes

Tech support:
That means the keyboard is not plugged in. Is there another keyboard?

Yes, there's another one here. Ah...that one does work


Tech support:
Your password is the small letter a as in apple, a capital letter V as in Victor, the number 7.

Customer: Is that 7 in capital letters?


I can't get on the Internet.

Tech support:
Are you sure you used the right password?

Yes, I'm sure. I saw my colleague do it.

Tech support:
Can you tell me what the password was?

Customer: Five stars.


Tech support:
How may I help you?

I'm writing my first e-mail.

Tech support:
OK, and what seems to be the problem?

Well, I have the letter 'a' in the address, but how do I get the circle around it?


A woman customer called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer.

Tech support:
Are you running it under windows?

"No, my desk is next to the door, but that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window, and his printer is working fine."


Tech support:
"Okay Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time.

That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.

Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."

I don't have a P.

Tech support:
On your keyboard, Bob.

What do you mean?

Tech support: "P".....on your keyboard, Bob.



Friday, October 21, 2005 7:40:41 PM  
soft_rain said...

On Friendship between women:

A woman didn't come home one night.

The next day she told her husband that she had slept over at a friend's house.

The man called his wife's 10 best

None of them knew about it.

On Friendship between men:

A man didn't come home one night.

The next day he told his wife that he had slept over at a friend's house.

The woman called her husband's 10 best friends.

Eight of them confirmed that yes, he had slept over and two claimed
that he was still there.

Friday, October 21, 2005 7:43:01 PM  
honestgal said...


I can't go in Feb....maybe a bit later for NZ and Australia I could relief is an avid snow skier and I have to wait until after April for vaca....

Love to go, though....

Friday, October 21, 2005 7:47:16 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Lynnincali, I googled Franceso Scavullo and sure enough, he did pass away last year. One story I read said he was born in 1921 and the other said 1929. I think he was born in 1921 and he worked up to the time of his death. Maybe we can get one of the photographers he taught to do our photography. :):) I entered a Germaine Monteil contest a few years back and did not win. I later met a very prominent, handsome retailer from New York who said he thought I should have won but my photography probably was not very good. It was a contest for over 40 ladies. I don't know if I would have won or not and I can remember joking with the retailer about having Scavullo do my photography since he was one of the greats and could work wonders with his camera and touch ups.

Friday, October 21, 2005 8:44:03 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

Vanessa, once a year in summer a telephone tree is spontaneously and hurriedly completed and a special group of my women friends go to the river on the delta. We make a labyrinth in sand in a beautiful ritualistic way. The mechanical part involves using twine and staffs, drift wood or branches to make the lines- we play a lot while we are making it and construct elemental symbols from things we brought. It's an all day process that ends with food and a fire, guitars and mandolins and lots of others showing up to enjoy the evening. I use the event as a meditation and review process of my life and personal direction and I look forward to it all year. My daughters loved this; being a part of an initially ALL WOMAN event. Labyrinth Day is a very special day. And they see me with my friends in a different light. Womanhood is strong and beautiful and there is no set cut pattern for it. We are who we are. If we ever have an event in natural surroundings, I could teach you this method of Labyrinth construction I know. Many of us have built small labyrinths in our gardens and I have come to love these patterns. IT is very much like the Zendo Buddhist walks. Thank you for your references about labyrinths.
Jayne, I have never met a bad Mike. I like Mikes. Mikes ride bikes. Mikes use the Force when the Empire strikes.
Talk of nude posing makes me miss life drawing. One time we had a beautiful male model and everyone was laughing at me because I was so excited about his foot. It was an amazing foot, a land form in itself with canyons and escarpments.
Does anyone have natural treatment for hypo (low) thyroidism ? Vanessa Google Jen Ann Kirchmeier. I don’t know if the silk angels are in there though. The one in the photo is on my wall.

Friday, October 21, 2005 9:53:31 PM  
willemina said...

What are you talking about??? I don't know anything about sitting on stools??? Anyone here know what Joe is talking about ??? :)

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:49:43 PM  
willemina said...

I found your picture in the Chicago pictures! Thanks for letting me know which is you...A pretty face to go with the sexy voice on the phone... :)

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:51:12 PM  
willemina said...

This is for everyone
especially Linda in Tucson

I Hope You Dance

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give fate a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances but they're worth taking
Loving might be a mistake but it's worth making
Don't let some hellbent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out, reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion)
I hope you dance
(Always rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder
Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small when you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give fate a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
I hope you dance

(Time is a real and constant motion)
I hope you dance
(Always rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder
Where those years have gone)

written by Mark Sanders and Tia Sillers,
sung by Lee Ann Womack,
backup vocals by Sons of the Desert

Love and hugs to all, I'll read the blog tomorrow when I have more time...nitey night

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:53:51 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Night night.............
and don't let those Blog Bugs Bite!

Friday, October 21, 2005 11:07:14 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Willy et al LOVE that song! Had a very busy week and have finally posted a couple of photos of Bear Creek Park area where we had a cross-country race last Wed. Also a photo of my Dad & me on my b'day. Check out the dark hair on his 85-yr-old head! :D

Friday, October 21, 2005 11:58:30 PM  
JUMP 8 said...

Lady base camp—I am so taken with your description of your annual labyrinth ritual, I want to jump on a plane and join in on what appears to be such a glorious rityal. My own labyrinth concoctions have always had the idea of perfection and mathematical precision to them, and just never came to fruition. Your simplicity and joy in your building reminds me quite clearly the true purpose and relieves me of my perfect or else none attitude.

As I think back on my youth in the glorious sixties (and they do seem to get more glorious as the years pass on lol) I always thought I would be bringing up my children in a commune somewhere in Oregon. Years go by children arrive and all of a sudden I am bringing my children to a country club for swimming lessons. The leap seemed only to have taken a nanosecond. My kids still claim I don’t have both feet fully on the ground, so that at least helps out my fantasies that I still own some of those dreams.

I recently went to Woodstock, ny—it was close to where I was horse showing, and it was like a step back in time. It was as if nothing had changed (except the traffic that long Woodstock weekend that had us all walking miles upon miles to view the “happenings”) and it was fun pampering myself with some of the trappings of the days gone by (even if boho is the “in” style at the moment) I probably had more fun talking with the shopkeepers who had been there for centuries and had maintained their lifestyles from back then. But always the shopper, I did manage to pick up some clothes with memories that once worn brought back some of the great womanhood moments that began at that time. I still long for those days, and am envious that you are still able to enjoy the benefits of those dreams amongst women. My women’s groups have long since dissolved into car pools and soccer games. But you do bring back to me the memories and perhaps that will jump start some new wonderful womens rituals and connections as only we women can do. If you get some time, I would love to hear of any more wonderful moments that you have initiated or participated in—they give me food for thought and perhaps a boot in the butt to get going again. Thanks for that.

My annual ritual with my friends has been to bring our journals and small boxes of our own making to the beach for the day in the beginning of the year to journal our past year, not in a critical way, but in a way of looking and understanding those things we would like to change for the coming year. We then search the beach for whatever small symbols we find to put into our boxes that will remind us of our gifts for our lives and also symbols for our new changes we hope to bring about. This often becomes a wonderful source of laughter and joy as one of us might toss in a deceased crab as a personal symbol.

Well enough of my chatter. It was lovely hearing from you, and now I have a journey to find my own angel.

Saturday, October 22, 2005 12:02:36 AM  
soft_rain said...

Can someone tell me how to post my photo

Saturday, October 22, 2005 5:41:52 AM  
Mary R said...

Go white socks!

Did I miss the results of the Beard Poll?

Have a great weekend.

Mary Rose

Saturday, October 22, 2005 6:04:54 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Everybuddy!

LADY BASE CAMP: I love Angels, one of my favourite books is 'ASK YOUR ANGELS' by Alma Daniel, Timothy Wylie and Andrew Ramer...paperback 354 pages of amazing information, validation! I love the picture of your Angel with her wings wrapped around the beautiful purple flowers/Iris. I firmly believe in Angels, they work through people too and magically manifest when least expected!

SOFT_RAIN: Do you live in Canada?
If you do I may just know you, your personality/humour etc. shines through your writing too! Even your 'screen name' is similar to whom I think you may be ;)

The Angels always remind us to 'Play Well Together' I love the deep mystery of Life, only the beauty in it, and there is so much to be grateful for amidst all that is going on around us. My Beloved Mother always reminded my Sister and I to 'Stand Tall While Others Around You May Fall' a metaphor of course!
My Son just called from Uganda and enjoying his experience, says the people are amazing, in December a group of them have two weeks holiday and plan to go to the National Park there and maybe visit Kenya, Serengeti National Park(my dream)
Here's to Romance and Adventure for ALL of us!
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal
p.s. I have always said must have Gypsy in my blood, love to travel, experience new tastes, places, people, the element of the unknown and next time with THE special someone to share it with;)

Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:07:44 AM  
soft_rain said...

Hey Val ,

Why yes, I am from Canada...

Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:37:15 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Brenda aka: Clickgirl or Suzanne aka: desertfox can help you with your photo..
just email one to each of them..
and ask for their assistance in getting your photo on the blog, you will have to give them your password too.

they haven't posted yet so go back a day or two to email them or maybe you already have the address's - also I think umm Joe can help.

I myself have just fooled around and learned how to do my own on my blog site, and every once in a while get lucky and get it right.. or I would help..

Maybe Willy here can help if the other Ladies have gone for the weekend and you can get it up today.
just a suggestion, I know It took me 5 months to get mine up and the finalist's were being picked the next week.. lol..

I was blogging under a differnt name from May or June heck I can't even remember now, it has been so long ago, but any way.. that is my story and I am sticking to

good luck...

here is your hug~~~

Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:37:48 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Hi Val, Hi Mary R, Hi Merry Mary,
Hi Lady Base Camp,

did I leave any one out????


I haven't had enough coffee, but I am going to make more..





Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:46:42 AM  
Lady Base Camp said...

Watch out for those angels-- they are half human you know. Do not let them in the house, sticky feathers get everywhere and if you ask them to watch over you for too long they ususally end up sitting on your garage roof and pooping on your car and its very corrosive!
Linda!!!! I hope you remembered to go back to the gym- it's the best way to work out the toxins. I love the thought of you finding your center while on the back of a motor cycle.I'm tired from a long weekend of ski patrol training.

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:52:13 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

Hey-- I'm having a BLAST on pERFECT MATCH!!! SINGING ALL 4 parts of the Temptations, "Just my Imagination" Ummmmm runnin' away with me. I am Savvy Girl, it is so much fun! -- send me the cool creative, athlete, athiest guys and definitely any aging mountaineers and I'll send you whatever I come across that you might want. AND MARTY---- Type in the zip for Whittier Alaska and find "DEAN" --- that's your ALASKA MAN. He's my buddy. He's got a pure heart, a smart savvy man, some genius and he laughs like 1,000 butterflies. He is an artisan and knows the nautical craftsmanship of maintaining wooden boats in the old tradition and he is a master-- it's his passion. He's very emotive and as gorgeous as he looks. He's a strong father and family man and HATES bars and drinking-- Years ago his wife ran away with the bass player from the Chubby Checkers band. HAHAHAHHAHA true story, Don't tell him I told you-- he enjoys telling the story. We convinced him of the incredible humor in it.
Perfect match works better than any of the others because you dont have to sift through age groups, it's the fastest and most respecting site yet, (I havent run into any crazies at all so far!) and the icebreakers are so harmless and non-threatening. And its PINK!!!! Gotta go, there are men waiting for women faster than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!

Monday, October 24, 2005 11:11:12 PM  

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