"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-04-2005, 07:56 PM   #131
Sous Chef
 
Brooksy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: I'm an Aussie, mate...
Posts: 665
Send a message via MSN to Brooksy Send a message via Skype™ to Brooksy
Some days are destined to be sh***y. That's what makes to good ones great.
The phoofle valve was designed to blow.
In the morning light all looks rosy - hold that sight & thought for the rest of the day.

Bad days are forgettable, you can't forget good days.
__________________

__________________
Brooksy
Taking off and flying are optional. Landing is mandatory
Brooksy is offline  
Old 12-04-2005, 08:02 PM   #132
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Thanks brooksy You have the best way with words.
__________________

__________________
texasgirl is offline  
Old 12-04-2005, 08:16 PM   #133
Sous Chef
 
Brooksy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: I'm an Aussie, mate...
Posts: 665
Send a message via MSN to Brooksy Send a message via Skype™ to Brooksy
Quote:
Originally Posted by texasgirl
Thanks brooksy You have the best way with words.
When yer've been graced with looks of the north end of a south bound camel yer gotta look at life's events with an air of humour.

People listen to you, your gripes are fair but not insurmountable.

Thanks mate.
__________________
Brooksy
Taking off and flying are optional. Landing is mandatory
Brooksy is offline  
Old 12-05-2005, 08:10 AM   #134
cartwheelmac
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
The little girls messed up my bed so I didn't make it because since my older best brother friend is out of town I just used his bed but he is coming home today so I have to make my bed! I just don't feel like it.

Cameron
__________________
 
Old 12-07-2005, 07:38 AM   #135
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,764
Send a message via MSN to urmaniac13 Send a message via Skype™ to urmaniac13
GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!
All I needed to do was simply nip off to the post office around the corner to send out a packet for Cris... now at the entrance one attendant tells me that all the stickers with bar code and big writing must be all covered. So I have to scuttle back to our house and put masking tape over them, went back like a nerd. The same dude says okay now it is fine. Then at the desk the receptionist tells me the box must be completely wrapped with a proper packing paper. I have seen millions of times unwrapped, just sealed boxes mailed out and arrived fine, what is the problem, but there is no use arguing, this guy won't budge. So I had to go home like a super nerd, to wrap this accursed box. Then I found out we don't have a packing paper at home. However it is 13:03 by now, the shops are closed for "siesta" at 13, they won't reopen until at least 16, by that time the post office will be closed. Tomorrow is a holiday in Italy so we will have to wait until Friday. Also because of all this I missed my gym class!! Ugh... does someone have a dose of valium for me????
__________________
urmaniac13 is offline  
Old 12-07-2005, 08:42 AM   #136
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Wow, sorry your having a crappy day, UR!!
Hopefully the rest of it will be better!!
__________________
texasgirl is offline  
Old 12-07-2005, 08:51 AM   #137
Master Chef
 
SizzlininIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Indiana
Posts: 5,023
Sorry Urman.......do you have a brown paper grocery bag? I use those instead of buying brown postal paper.
__________________
Se non supporta il calore, vattene dalla cucina!
SizzlininIN is offline  
Old 12-07-2005, 09:05 AM   #138
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,764
Send a message via MSN to urmaniac13 Send a message via Skype™ to urmaniac13
Thanx Texas and Sizzlin!! a hot big mug of earl grey, cuddling with my hamster, and now your kind words made me feel much better now
Yes Sizzlin, that would have been a good idea, if the supermarkets here used brown paper bags... but unfortunately they all use plastic bags now which I think is horrible for our environment, we try to bring our own containers to carry our purchases when we remember, or if we forget it we try to find an empty box usually found somewhere in the store... anyway I talked to Cris and it was not so urgent and we could calmly wait until Friday... since I missed the gym today and it will be closed tomorrow, maybe we will go do some cycling outside if the weather is nice enough!!
Good day back to you guys!!
__________________
urmaniac13 is offline  
Old 12-07-2005, 09:17 AM   #139
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4,357
I'ts not so much that I am angry, but more upset. What would you think?

A few days prior to Thanksgiving I sent my friend a "CHEERFUL" funny Thanksgiving email, wishing her & hubby a Happy Thanksgiving. We are not the closest of friends, but wanted to wish them well. I didn't hear back for several days, so I resent the email (thinking I made a computer/address error.) A few days ago this is the email reply I received:


"Bet you think I'm a real turkey, but we've had some sadness in the
family.
Just before Thanksgiving, my little two year old nephew died. He dove
into
a tub of water, knocked himself out, and drowned. There was only about
3
inches of water in it! So unbelievably sad. I've been in Chicago, and
came
home for Thanksgiving to a house full of relatives.

I'll write more later, but I just wanted to say thanks for the good
wishes!
Hope all is well."

I was so sad and upset to read this email. I couldn't stop visualizing the horrific tragedy, since she went into detail. I don't know her family, but I think it's a terrible email to send to anyone. I have not replied, because all I can think to say is "I'm so very sorry for your loss." If it were me, I simply would have said - sorry I didn't get back, there was a death in the family, and wish me a happy holiday, and thank me for the email. Maybe some people just need the drama. It worked. I feel sick, having read it on-line -- and so graphic to boot.

I guess, for safety's sake, if this helps someone save a life, then, I'm okay with passing it along.
__________________
mish is offline  
Old 12-07-2005, 09:32 AM   #140
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Mish, I would not have sent such an email myself. To say that he dove into the tub, just sounds like it was his fault and there lies the blame. that is a horrible way of putting it!! No, I would have just said a death in the family also. Very sad tragedy. So young.
__________________

__________________
texasgirl is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.