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|Aug-02-11|| ||midknightblue: it is in noun form everywhere, is it not?|
|Aug-02-11|| ||OhioChessFan: I think the usage was more of a discrete noun than normal. Instead of <a> whimsy, you usually see <bit of> whimsy, <act of> whimsy, etc.|
|Aug-02-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Ohio> is correct. I meant the kind of whimsy you could hit someone over the head with.|
Which wouldn't be an act of whimsy, ironically enough.
|Aug-02-11|| ||OhioChessFan: http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofil...|
|Aug-06-11|| ||Once: I think whimsy as a noun is what the dictionaries would call "archaic". Perhaps that's why I like it.|
|Aug-08-11|| ||midknightblue: point I was making is whimsy is a noun, no matter what words you put before or after it. Whatever your whimsy, it is difficult to change this particular noun into a verb, adjective or adverb.|
|Aug-08-11|| ||Once: whimsical?|
|Aug-11-11|| ||chesssantosh: I m sorry to hear about riot in london.hope you and your family are allright.may normal life be restored very soon|
|Aug-11-11|| ||Once: <chesssantosh> Thanks for the thought. We're about 30 miles outside London in a very sleepy little town called Godalming. A long way from the violence. But some of our friends have seen the rioting first-hand. And right now we are thinking twice about venturing into the capital.|
It's very scary how fast society can break down. And there seems to be an odd mix of anger against the Government/ the police and downright greed.
Strange times we are living in.
|Aug-24-11|| ||hms123: <Once> I found some Auchentosh. The local store had "Classic" (which I could afford), and "Triple Wood" (which I bought). I still haven't opened the Cragganmore yet because it is too darn hot (36 C). I hope the weather breaks before I do.|
|Aug-24-11|| ||benjinathan: <h> I could just imagine the reaction I would get at home if I brought home a bottle of that:|
Recently I brought home a bottle of $16 pasta sauce and it was none too pleasant.
|Aug-24-11|| ||hms123: <benjinathan>
You will just have to visit and hope that some is left.
|Aug-24-11|| ||benjinathan: When I do I will sneak a bottle of $16 pasta sauce across the border...|
|Aug-25-11|| ||Once: True, it's expensive, but the trick is to drink it in very small quantities. Then a bottle lasts a looong time.|
I generally have two whiskies open. A bottle of cheap and cheerful blended to drink with ice and water. And a good single malt. The cheap and cheerful goes down much more quickly. And if you're going to have more than one glass in an evening, have the single malt first ...
As the Mem says, life is too short to drink bad wine.
|Aug-29-11|| ||dzechiel: I enjoyed "Permission to be Brave" today.|
|Aug-30-11|| ||Once: Thanks, Dave. It was a more thoughtful piece than some of my wilder fantasies. I wasn't sure if many people would get it. Only the more sophisticated, perhaps?!|
|Aug-30-11|| ||FSR: <benjinathan> A $16 jar of pasta sauce?! I hope it was good. I have to hide new chess books from my wife. I have no intention of ever telling her what http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... and http://www.newinchess.com/A_Few_Old... cost.|
|Aug-30-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003|
<<ProjectR: <GSM> A user called <Once> said the same thing as you last month,now he has Life master AJ on ignore after having help thrown in his face !!>>
Just the fact that I am able to post here shows that this person is incapable of telling the truth. (He also has ststed many other lies, including the fact that the main in-mate that I am helping is fictional.)
|Aug-30-11|| ||Once: I don't have anyone on ignore. Tried it a couple of times in my early days on this site but it didn't feel right.|
Instead I believe in tolerance, patience and respect.
That and good whisky.
|Aug-30-11|| ||Once: <FSR> Honey, I've done a very bad thing ...|
Wasn't it Pulp Fiction that had the £10 milkshake?
It's what the mem and I call an OSI moment. OSI = Oh, Sod It. We might as well get the most expensive one. Normally followed by reaching for the credit card.
I suppose the scariest one of all is our son's education. If you say it quickly enough it doesn't sound so bad. Somewhere north of £200,000. Possibly a quarter of a million.
|Aug-30-11|| ||perfidious: <Once> Where is your son going to university?|
A quarter-million quid seems a lot, even with what I know of the costs here in USA, which aren't cheap at all.
|Aug-31-11|| ||Once: We've not got to the University stage yet - he's only 10. But that's what a private education from the age of 5 through to 21 or 22 adds up to, assuming the level of University fees that are being proposed.|
|Aug-31-11|| ||ProjectR: <Once> Thanks for your post to me in todays puzzle,i missed the perpetual check.
I would have addressed you there but my post could have got burried amongst the others,and i wanted to apologise for saying you had the life Master on ignore,its just i noticed you reached a point during the clone wars where you just stopped responding to him,so i presumed you'd finally had enough and stuck him on ignore.
Well done for trying with him though,but i think people have been trying for years and years,and still getting nowhere. All the best|
|Aug-31-11|| ||Once: No worries! And no need to apologise. This ignore stuff can get pretty confusing, so it's quite understandable that no-one quite knows who is ignoring who.|
AJ is what he is, I suppose. He has the unfortunate knack of being able to annoy lots of people. I don't think he realises that he's doing it. I don't even think that he means to do it.
And when he does annoy someone and they react and attack back, he thinks that it is all their fault and that they are picking on him. That is why he has something like 100 people on ignore, and he is absolutely convinced that they are all out to get him. He doesn't stop to wonder why these 100 people have decided to take a disliking to him and only him.
I tried to help in two different ways. Firstly I tried to get his critics to stop attacking him. Some of the stuff that was being levelled at him was really unpleasant, and I felt genuinely sorry for him. It was also damaging this site.
Secondly, I tried to get AJ to realise that he was, at least in part, causing the problem. And that it doesn't have to be this way. He didn't like that bit! And he still doesn't.
I'd rate it as a partial success. The worst of the flaming has died down. I think even AJ has started to moderate his behaviour. Sometimes it feels like we take 2 steps forwards and one step back. But that's much better than the alternative.
It's a shame that I've lost a few friends in the process, including AJ, but I think I've made some new ones along the way too. And you've got to stand up for what you believe in, even if it costs.
|Sep-02-11|| ||mworld: FYI Turns out there is a better bottle of Cragganmore available. AD Rattray has a bottling of it. Maybe christmas can come early for you =]|
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