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Title: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on July 20, 2014, 04:35:49 pm
I sometimes miss a place where I can post "Hi to everyone", todays sad or joyful events, what the cat did, just peices of everyday life....a bit like The Diner on DFC. Maybe I have missed something but in that case, show me!!

I tried to start a blog but it failed so......

If this is totaly out of order, please feel free to say so.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on July 20, 2014, 05:46:05 pm
That's a very good idea, Berit!

I think BM could do with a thread like that.

I'll start by saying that I haven't been around much for a couple of weeks, but hope to be back some more again.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Penthesilea on July 21, 2014, 12:27:26 am
We already have such a place, but it's not often used these days. It's the 1000+ Posts Club, which of course is open to everyone, not only members with 1000+ posts.
http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,1579.11830.html (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,1579.11830.html)
But of course you can keep and use this one too, if you want. I'd be happy for a bit more chit-chat, no matter on what thread. :)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on July 21, 2014, 04:30:22 am
We already have such a place, but it's not often used these days. It's the 1000+ Posts Club, which of course is open to everyone, not only members with 1000+ posts.
http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,1579.11830.html (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,1579.11830.html)
But of course you can keep and use this one too, if you want. I'd be happy for a bit more chit-chat, no matter on what thread. :)


I have 794 posts now, this will be post no 795. Maybe the name on the 1000+ Posts Club should be altered if it's open for others too.....I have written there but it doesn't feel good, I don't belong to the club yet  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on July 21, 2014, 04:35:27 am
That's a very good idea, Berit!

I think BM could do with a thread like that.

I'll start by saying that I haven't been around much for a couple of weeks, but hope to be back some more again.

Thank you Sason. I started to think about this when I relized that there is no thread where I can just say HI . Just the ordinary daily chit chat or as I felt yesterday after seeing my mum, so sad.

Maybe the moderators could put it "bigger", more obvius so new Brokies easy can find it!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: morrobay on July 21, 2014, 04:44:23 pm
Hi, hope it's ok to post this here.  

I bought this armoire on craigslist over the weekend, to use to store linens, hanging quilts & coverlets, and sheets etc in the drawers.  The finish is not too bad, but anyone think it would look okay if I painted it white?  If I do paint, it will only be the outside, not inside.  I might tack fabric on the inside back.

thanks!

(http://media-cache-cd0.pinimg.com/736x/bd/19/46/bd1946206cdf02109e8e2744aa68f620.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: morrobay on July 21, 2014, 04:45:01 pm
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/08/e0/bd/08e0bdd6f4bc9cf34825e0fda734555c.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: morrobay on July 21, 2014, 04:45:32 pm
(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/52/cd/37/52cd3758c2d8956c89e2ae71454586b4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on July 21, 2014, 05:13:40 pm
Oh, a new diner!  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on July 21, 2014, 05:50:07 pm
Yes, because you're not nearly enough busy online, Chuck!
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on July 21, 2014, 05:56:51 pm
Berit, how's your mum doing nowadays?
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on July 21, 2014, 06:18:15 pm
Berit, how's your mum doing nowadays?

Mom is 91 and her heart isn't good. She is suffering from dementia - and she is really suffering because she remembers that she forget and mixes things up. It is hard to see her go....my dad died like blowing out a candle, just like that. I found him and it was not fun but this is worse. But I'm 60 and I've had my mom healthy up to 88 or something so I'm pretty blessed anyhow.

How are your parents, Sonja? And your son?
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on July 21, 2014, 06:20:11 pm
(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/52/cd/37/52cd3758c2d8956c89e2ae71454586b4.jpg)

It's beautiful! I love wood so I wouldn't paint it but that's me...... 8)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on July 21, 2014, 06:25:25 pm
Today the meteorological institute in Sweden posted it's first warning ever about hot weather!! And the warning is where I live.....but I love the heat so I don't mind. I was going to take mom to the optician tomorrow but I think I'll cancel that and postpone it to cooler days.... 8)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: brian on July 21, 2014, 06:34:18 pm
I have a similar item (I call it a Low-boy) It is a family hand me down. When I shipped it from Australia to NZ, the removalists came on a stinking hot day and wrapped it in plastic. 2 months later when I unwrapped it in Dunedin it was covered in mildew but my sister got to work and cleaned it up. I only use it to store slides (I have thousands taken in the 60s to 80s and always plan to convert them but....) also ties which I never wear anymore. It is in the guest bedroom I would hate to see it painted but guess it depends on its surroundings.
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/IMG_5771_zps483b8482.jpg)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/IMG_5772_zpseb20440d.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: morrobay on July 21, 2014, 07:09:18 pm
Mom is 91 and her heart isn't good. She is suffering from dementia - and she is really suffering because she remembers that she forget and mixes things up. It is hard to see her go....my dad died like blowing out a candle, just like that. I found him and it was not fun but this is worse. But I'm 60 and I've had my mom healthy up to 88 or something so I'm pretty blessed anyhow.

How are your parents, Sonja? And your son?

Hi
I'm sorry to hear about you Mom, but 91 - bless her heart.  It's also hard on you, so don't forget to take care of yourself, too.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: morrobay on July 21, 2014, 07:13:28 pm
I have a similar item (I call it a Low-boy) It is a family hand me down. When I shipped it from Australia to NZ, the removalists came on a stinking hot day and wrapped it in plastic. 2 months later when I unwrapped it in Dunedin it was covered in mildew but my sister got to work and cleaned it up. I only use it to store slides (I have thousands taken in the 60s to 80s and always plan to convert them but....) also ties which I never wear anymore. It is in the guest bedroom I would hate to see it painted but guess it depends on its surroundings.
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/IMG_5771_zps483b8482.jpg)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/IMG_5772_zpseb20440d.jpg)

That's beautiful, Brian, looks like it has inlaid wood on the doors?  And you have slides from '60s to '80s!  I imagine when you do go through them it will be like seeing some of the places for the first time again.

Yes, not sure about painting the armoire, the wood is nice.  
thank you
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 21, 2014, 09:46:00 pm
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/08/e0/bd/08e0bdd6f4bc9cf34825e0fda734555c.jpg)

Very cool piece of furniture!

I'm with Berit; I wouldn't paint it, either. I like wood, too.

Maybe it could be refinished if you don't like its present appearance?

That space above the drawers looks perfect for storing a cowboy hat!  :D
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 21, 2014, 10:06:32 pm
Yay!!

Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Penthesilea on July 22, 2014, 01:07:54 am
I have 794 posts now, this will be post no 795. Maybe the name on the 1000+ Posts Club should be altered if it's open for others too.....I have written there but it doesn't feel good, I don't belong to the club yet  :laugh:


Then keep this one, like I already said. :)
Paul put it on the banner for you.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Penthesilea on July 22, 2014, 01:17:12 am
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/08/e0/bd/08e0bdd6f4bc9cf34825e0fda734555c.jpg)


It's beautiful. I wouldn't paint it either. You can give it some TLC with walnuts and specific furniture polish. That will remove some of the marks, and with the rest I guess you can live, otherwise you wouldn't have bought an old piece.
I really like the inner compartments, especially the drawer set. And Jeff is right, the space above it is made for a cowboy hat! :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Penthesilea on July 22, 2014, 01:22:53 am
Mom is 91 and her heart isn't good. She is suffering from dementia - and she is really suffering because she remembers that she forget and mixes things up. It is hard to see her go....my dad died like blowing out a candle, just like that. I found him and it was not fun but this is worse. But I'm 60 and I've had my mom healthy up to 88 or something so I'm pretty blessed anyhow.

How are your parents, Sonja? And your son?

Losing a loved one is always terrible and it hurts, no matter how old they are. And watching the gradual decline into dementia is a tough thing. It's good that you know how blessed you (and your mother) have been, but that doesn't keep the hurt away.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on July 22, 2014, 02:01:56 pm
Mom is 91 and her heart isn't good. She is suffering from dementia - and she is really suffering because she remembers that she forget and mixes things up. It is hard to see her go....my dad died like blowing out a candle, just like that. I found him and it was not fun but this is worse. But I'm 60 and I've had my mom healthy up to 88 or something so I'm pretty blessed anyhow.

How are your parents, Sonja? And your son?

Sorry about your mum. Dementia is a devastating desease. But a good thing that you already moved her to the caring fascility, it would probably have been worse for her to do it now.


My parents are pretty much status quo, thanks. My mum needs massive help from the home care service, but they seem pretty content with the quiet life they now lead. As long as they can stay together at home I'm glad.

My son is working as a Real Doctor for the first time this summer! He still has one more year to study, but can work under supervision.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 22, 2014, 02:12:12 pm
And Jeff is right, the space above it is made for a cowboy hat! :laugh:

I can just see my Western shirts hanging in the large space, with my boots lined up in a row underneath them!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Penthesilea on July 22, 2014, 03:04:58 pm
I can just see my Western shirts hanging in the large space, with my boots lined up in a row underneath them!  :laugh:


Oh yes! I can see it, too. Would be the perfect space for it:D
Everybody should have a Brokie armoire. ;D
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Monika on July 22, 2014, 03:46:31 pm
I sometimes miss a place where I can post "Hi to everyone", todays sad or joyful events, what the cat did, just peices of everyday life....a bit like The Diner on DFC. Maybe I have missed something but in that case, show me!!

I tried to start a blog but it failed so......

If this is totaly out of order, please feel free to say so.
:-* :-*
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Monika on July 22, 2014, 03:52:36 pm
Mom is 91 and her heart isn't good. She is suffering from dementia - and she is really suffering because she remembers that she forget and mixes things up. It is hard to see her go....my dad died like blowing out a candle, just like that. I found him and it was not fun but this is worse. But I'm 60 and I've had my mom healthy up to 88 or something so I'm pretty blessed anyhow.


Dementia is such a cruel desease. I´m so sorry your family has to go through this. :(

Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Monika on July 22, 2014, 03:56:29 pm
I haven´t been around much either lately. I´ve been busy working, trying to move up a little but it´s taking a long time. I feel though that I´ve allowed work to become too important in my life and that I need to find my way back to other things that matters to me.
Work´s not everything, after all.

Vacation is coming up in about a month, so that´s something to look forward to.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on July 22, 2014, 04:24:54 pm
Today, 3 years ago I was in Canmore, sharing room with Sonja. I read in my phone about a horrible thing that had happened in Norway, on a place called Utöya....3 years ago...

It was a wonderful trip to Canada and I got to spend time with lovely people. I had a long and plesant walk with Crissi to Campsite 1. A couple of days in NY with Sophia, oh we had good times! Met Meryl and John for the first time, Chuck also. Fell in love with the High line!! And fell in love with NY!!I'll be back!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on July 22, 2014, 04:30:11 pm
Got my new passport today by the way......can anyone explain why the photo always looks so horrible??  ::) :o :-\ :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Monika on July 22, 2014, 04:41:17 pm
Got my new passport today by the way......can anyone explain why the photo always looks so horrible??  ::) :o :-\ :laugh:


I know! Some type of Alien Conspiracy, if you ask me. What else could it possibly be??
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: brian on July 22, 2014, 04:44:07 pm
I was once told that, if you really look like your passport photo, you need a holiday. ;D
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on July 22, 2014, 04:52:01 pm


I know! Some type of Alien Conspiracy, if you ask me. What else could it possibly be??

 :laugh: :laugh:

I was once told that, if you really look like your passport photo, you need a holiday. ;D

I sooo need a holiday!! I look like all the sorrows of the world is on my shoulders......
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on July 22, 2014, 06:07:46 pm
Oh yeah, passports.  Mine expires in two years.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: brian on July 22, 2014, 06:32:54 pm
Oh yeah, passports.  Mine expires in two years.
Mine expires in Sep 16.   Australian passports are for 10 years but NZ only last 5 years. I hope to apply for NZ citizenship next year. There have been discussions of changing NZ back to 10 years. I could apply for citizenship next February (5 years residency) but I have already made bookings for France in April/May and it would not look good to apply for citizenship then be out of the country so I will probably wait until am back home next June.
The photo on my current passport is a bit faint and I cannot use the fast gates now in Aust and NZ. The photo does not work. I am often directed to them by officials and have to explain that it will take longer as I will be sent back. However there are customs lines for just Australians and Kiwis in both countries which are generally quite short as most people are using the automatic gates.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on July 23, 2014, 01:48:22 pm
Mine expires next year. It's been valid for 10 years, but since then they've changed it so my new one will only be for 5 years.

I have to remember getting the new passport very early in the year, as the queues at the police passport office are horrendeous as summer gets closer!
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 23, 2014, 02:20:56 pm
My passport expires early next year. I told myself there is no need to wait till then to renew. I've had the paperwork printed out for months, and I even have pictures. Now I just have to stop procrastinating.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on July 23, 2014, 04:43:23 pm
Evening everyone!  How are you?
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on July 23, 2014, 05:58:58 pm
Hot and tired, thank you. My 3 week long vacation is soon over so a bit blue but.....

I start with full time night shifts for 2 weeks, then back working days, evenings and weekends. I love my work but it is nice to be free, drinking wine in warm summer nights without worries about getting up early the next day!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on July 24, 2014, 01:50:26 pm
I'm going back to the US august 30 and I'm staying until September 16. My hubby - yes, we are still together, working on it!! - is going to a conference in Denver and after that he and his coworker is doing work at a lab in Golden. After that is our own week in Colorado!! But what shall we do? I've ordered a book - Lonely Planet - about Colorado and I'm doing intense research on the Internet but I know that the real knowledge is at Bettermost so I'm asking you all, have you got any suggestions??  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Unfortunately no NY....  :'(
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on July 24, 2014, 05:05:21 pm
Oh, Lee will be able to help you!  Perhaps she can get a Colorado Brokie dinner too.  There's a nice crowd of Brokies out there.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Penthesilea on July 25, 2014, 01:22:04 pm
I received sad news today. Rather my kids, but I'm also shocked. My son's music class teacher died yesterday, one day before the school holidays begin (=today). She also used to be my oldest daughter's music teacher some years ago, and she was very active for the school orchestra.
Only last week the school orchestra went on a three day trip. For Oliver it was the first orchestra trip and he was so happy and proud about it. When I picked him up on return, Hannah, Oliver and I chatted and joked with Mrs. S.

When Hannah told me she had died, my first reaction was "That can't be, we just talked."

But it can be of course. :(

She was in her mid-fifties. She was still at school yesterday, and Oliver saw her at the year-end-service. Later the same day she died from a heart-attack.

We are not promised tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 25, 2014, 01:37:46 pm
She was in her mid-fifties. She was still at school yesterday, and Oliver saw her at the year-end-service. Later the same day she died from a heart-attack.

We are not promised tomorrow.

No, we are not. That's very sad.  :(

Just a few days ago I was looking through a book at home, and I found the newspaper clipping of the obituary of my favorite high school teacher, who died just after he retired from teaching on years of service. I'm now a year older he was when he died.  :-\
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on July 25, 2014, 05:17:33 pm
Oh wow, that's sad.   Sorry to hear about Mrs. S.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:09:51 am
Some pictures of a Diner I ate at last month in Flagler, Colorado, about 120 road miles east of Denver on I-70.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1392_zps6c9a03a6.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1392_zps6c9a03a6.jpg.html)

Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:10:16 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1391_zpsfe0431f8.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1391_zpsfe0431f8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:10:38 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1394_zps9d19646e.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1394_zps9d19646e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:11:03 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1396_zps16f86d61.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1396_zps16f86d61.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:11:29 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1398_zps85269d7d.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1398_zps85269d7d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:12:05 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1399_zpsd355618e.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1399_zpsd355618e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:12:25 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1400_zps1c245164.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1400_zps1c245164.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:12:48 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1401_zps32f0f5d5.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1401_zps32f0f5d5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:13:14 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1402_zpsf3a6799d.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1402_zpsf3a6799d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:13:37 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1403_zpse5135e7f.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1403_zpse5135e7f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:13:56 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1404_zps9e89d745.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1404_zps9e89d745.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:14:16 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1405_zps403a3c53.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1405_zps403a3c53.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:14:38 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1406_zpsde514673.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1406_zpsde514673.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:14:57 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1407_zpsb7809a20.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1407_zpsb7809a20.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:15:15 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1408_zpsa7400282.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1408_zpsa7400282.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:15:44 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1409_zps35aa6f12.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1409_zps35aa6f12.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:16:06 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1410_zpsce03a1c0.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1410_zpsce03a1c0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 26, 2014, 10:16:59 am
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep009/DSCN1412_zpscc4e02aa.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep009/DSCN1412_zpscc4e02aa.jpg.html)

Had huevos rancheros there, next time, chicken-fried steak.

Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 26, 2014, 10:29:52 am
Cool diner! Worth a trip from Denver! Never heard of Flagler...must be a wide spot in the road.

Penth, I just read about your son's music teacher. So sad to lose her so young. Perhaps she had a congenital heart problem. I'm sorry for your and his loss.

Gee, a lot happens in this new diner. I'll have to follow it more closely! Have a great weekend, everyone!
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: morrobay on July 26, 2014, 12:19:47 pm
Love the diner pics, wish there were more like those diners around.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Meryl on July 26, 2014, 01:04:01 pm
Hi all,

I'll have what Berit's having!  Come back to NY soon, dear Swedes!  8)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Breakfast002_zps3c45b1ca.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/merylmarie/media/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Breakfast002_zps3c45b1ca.jpg.html)  (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Breakfast009_zpsdb79cbe7.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/merylmarie/media/Breakfast009_zpsdb79cbe7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on July 26, 2014, 09:09:30 pm
very cool looking place, now I want to go there and get a big, juicy burger.
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Post by: Sason on July 27, 2014, 06:04:32 pm
Sorry to hear about your son's teacher, Chrissi. What a loss   :(



Thanks for giving the right diner atmosphere to this place, Fritz!  :)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 27, 2014, 08:17:49 pm
I'm having appetizers that I made myself! Crunchy flatbread with chevre, topped with avocado slices, sumac, fresh thyme, a dollop of fig jam, and a squeeze of lime!!
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Penthesilea on July 28, 2014, 03:40:25 am
Sorry to hear about your son's teacher, Chrissi. What a loss    :(

Thank you Sonja and everybody.
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Post by: Penthesilea on July 28, 2014, 03:41:31 am
Fritz, now that's a cool diner you brought us here, thanks. 8)
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Post by: CellarDweller on July 28, 2014, 04:37:56 pm
Hello everyone!   How are you all doing?
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on July 28, 2014, 05:06:25 pm
Fritz, now that's a cool diner you brought us here, thanks. 8)

It was a great place with good, fun food. Danke sehr, Chrissi!

Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on July 29, 2014, 03:21:44 pm
As many of you already know - Facebook friends! - I, my hubby Esbjörn and my daughter Hanna had an accident with the car yesterday. Everything is OK with us, sore and bruised but OK. We went and looked at the wreck today and I'm happy that I had the car I had.......and the insurance I had. It was fully covered! The poor girl that hit us from behind is still at hospital but she isn't badly hurt, Her economy will suffer though........ :P her car is a total wreck too.

It's not far away now, my trip to the US. And I will see Crissi and Monika again!! Yehaw!
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Post by: fritzkep on July 29, 2014, 03:58:22 pm
Yikes! God bättring, all of y'all.

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Post by: Luvlylittlewing on July 29, 2014, 04:06:44 pm
As many of you already know - Facebook friends! - I, my hubby Esbjörn and my daughter Hanna had an accident with the car yesterday. Everything is OK with us, sore and bruised but OK. We went and looked at the wreck today and I'm happy that I had the car I had.......and the insurance I had. It was fully covered! The poor girl that hit us from behind is still at hospital but she isn't badly hurt, Her economy will suffer though........ :P her car is a total wreck too.

It's not far away now, my trip to the US. And I will see Crissi and Monika again!! Yehaw!

I saw your post over on FB, and I'm glad you're okay.  Enjoy your trip to the US!  :)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on July 29, 2014, 04:34:14 pm
As many of you already know - Facebook friends! - I, my hubby Esbjörn and my daughter Hanna had an accident with the car yesterday. Everything is OK with us, sore and bruised but OK. We went and looked at the wreck today and I'm happy that I had the car I had.......and the insurance I had. It was fully covered! The poor girl that hit us from behind is still at hospital but she isn't badly hurt, Her economy will suffer though........ :P her car is a total wreck too.

It's not far away now, my trip to the US. And I will see Crissi and Monika again!! Yehaw!


glad to hear everyone is ok, Berit!!!    :-*
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Berit on August 02, 2014, 07:56:23 pm
I'm at work, it's almost 2 in the middle of the night and all of my patients are sleeping....well, not all, not a young girl with severe problems sleeping. I'm doing my best to help her. My 3 work mates are watching TV and talking. It's warm outside, dark and warm. No insects.

I have a perfect print from my safety belt across my body......in blue-red-purple bruises. Happy to say that is all I got from the accident.

I'm dead tired right now. I just slept 5 hours yesterday, it's my secind night at work, one more to come.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on August 04, 2014, 04:55:31 pm
Hello Diners!  ;D

I'm tired today, it was a busy weekend.
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Post by: Berit on August 12, 2014, 04:19:43 am
Woke up to the sad news that Robin Williams is dead. Soo sad. Depression is an illness that sometimes end with death.
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Post by: Front-Ranger on August 12, 2014, 08:47:47 am
Yes, that was very sad. He brought so much happiness to others, but he didn't have enough for himself.  :'(

EDelMar and I were out and about in downtown Denver Saturday and went to Rockmount to look for new cowboy boots for him. I looked for the display of the Shirts but couldn't find it. Almost all of the celebrity photos were gone; the only one left was a picture of Paul McCartney and a guitar that he signed. It's still an interesting place to see when you're in Denver. We also went to the new train station and ate lunch there before seeing The Sound of Music at the opera house.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on August 12, 2014, 09:14:52 am
EDelMar and I were out and about in downtown Denver Saturday and went to Rockmount to look for new cowboy boots for him.

I hope he doesn't pick cowboy boots the way I hear he picks fence pickets and floor tile.  8)
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Post by: CellarDweller on August 13, 2014, 06:49:32 pm
Yes, it was sad to hear about both Lauren Bacall, and Robin Williams.

I hope their families have many happy memories.
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Post by: Sophia on August 19, 2014, 01:37:10 pm
Having a bit of philosophical day today....thinking about what makes a good friend, when a friend is a true friend. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on August 19, 2014, 05:43:28 pm
Not a serious answer, but one goes, "A friend will help you move. A true friend will help you move a body."

Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on August 19, 2014, 07:22:09 pm
:laugh:

I'm not sure I'm understanding you, Sonja.  Are you saying that a good friend may not be a true friend?
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sophia on August 20, 2014, 01:26:31 pm
Not a serious answer, but one goes, "A friend will help you move. A true friend will help you move a body."



 ;D  ;D  love that expression...something to remember.  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sophia on August 20, 2014, 01:35:29 pm
:laugh:

I'm not sure I'm understanding you, Sonja.  Are you saying that a good friend may not be a true friend?

I am saying we all have a devils horn we like to use sometimes.  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on August 20, 2014, 05:28:06 pm
I am saying we all have a devils horn we like to use sometimes.  ;D

ah, Ok!  and I must've had "Sonja on the Brain" after seeing her in P-Town.  LOL
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Post by: Sason on August 21, 2014, 05:51:22 pm
ah, Ok!  and I must've had "Sonja on the Brain" after seeing her in P-Town.  LOL

You're far better off having me than zombies on your brain, Chuckie!   ::)  8) ;D :-*
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on August 21, 2014, 07:49:43 pm
smorga blecha blecha!
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Post by: Front-Ranger on August 21, 2014, 08:16:01 pm
Hemingway was very fond of the word true as in "he kissed her hard and true."  :P
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sophia on August 22, 2014, 06:42:04 am
Hemingway was very fond of the word true as in "he kissed her hard and true."  :P

Lovely! Didn´t know that.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on August 22, 2014, 04:49:54 pm
smorga blecha blecha!


(http://www.umbrellas4life.com/images/new_products/purple_mini_max_closed.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on August 22, 2014, 10:39:49 pm
I fear not the umbrella!

>:D

smorga blecha blecha!

(http://p-ec2.pixstatic.com/51bbb97adbd0cb1fac000301._w.540_s.fit_.JPEG)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on August 23, 2014, 05:15:01 pm
I fear not the umbrella!

>:D




 Clutch.

(http://knivshult.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/dsc_0101.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on August 23, 2014, 05:18:31 pm


(http://p-ec2.pixstatic.com/51bbb97adbd0cb1fac000301._w.540_s.fit_.JPEG)


Yum Yum Yum!!!

You made this for me? Thank you, Chuckie!

And you went easy on the mayo, just the way I like it!  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on August 23, 2014, 07:28:14 pm
eat it all, for all I care!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on August 24, 2014, 10:26:16 am
You don't know what you're missing!

When you come to Sweden, I'll make you a giant smörgåstårta! I know you'll love it!  ;D
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on August 24, 2014, 05:14:36 pm
It does look deelish! Just as long as you don't bite into it expecting something sweet!

Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on August 24, 2014, 09:35:49 pm
You don't know what you're missing!

When you come to Sweden, I'll make you a giant smörgåstårta! I know you'll love it!  ;D

a valid reason to not renew my passport.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on August 25, 2014, 09:01:37 pm
Perhaps I scared Sonja away with the threat of not renewing my passport.

:laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on August 30, 2014, 06:24:07 pm
a valid reason to not renew my passport.


(http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrzvkdCHwn1qmk0rjo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on August 30, 2014, 06:27:08 pm
Perhaps I scared Sonja away with the threat of not renewing my passport.

:laugh:


hardly think so

 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on August 30, 2014, 06:29:10 pm
(http://theblacksphere.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/vulgarity-no-substitute-300x300.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on August 30, 2014, 09:06:13 pm
(http://theblacksphere.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/vulgarity-no-substitute-300x300.jpg)

Vulgar:  crude, crass, common, uncouth, sometimes raunchy.

My posts have been none of the above, so deal with it.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on August 31, 2014, 05:51:27 am
(http://www.catholicbandita.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/faint.jpg)
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Post by: CellarDweller on August 31, 2014, 11:00:25 pm
(http://www.catholicbandita.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/faint.jpg)

case of the vapors?
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on August 31, 2014, 11:01:01 pm

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrzvkdCHwn1qmk0rjo1_500.gif)


btw,do you even know who that is?  LOL
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: southendmd on September 01, 2014, 09:36:20 am

btw,do you even know who that is?  LOL

Cuz even mean girls can google.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on September 01, 2014, 02:17:53 pm
LOL
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on September 03, 2014, 01:33:16 pm
case of the vapors?

Don't know what the vapors is, but whatever it is I don't have it.

My faintness is entirely due to shock because of your behaviour, Chuck.  >:(
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on September 03, 2014, 01:37:19 pm
Nope, I don't know who she is. Does it matter?   ::)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on September 03, 2014, 05:54:12 pm
Don't know what the vapors is, but whatever it is I don't have it.

My faintness is entirely due to shock because of your behaviour, Chuck.  >:(


In the Victorian era, a wide variety of conditions that primarily affected women were referred to as “the vapors.” Women were viewed as fundamentally weak during this period, and they were also believed to be more susceptible to a range of medical complaints. The stereotypical Victorian image of a woman swooning against a couch is a classic depiction of a woman who has been overcome by the vapors. Currently, this is not a recognized medical diagnosis.

The origins of this term lie in Ancient Greece and Rome, where doctors developed the Four Humors theory of medicine, which stated that the body was influenced by the balance of four “humors” seated in various organs of the body. Imbalances could theoretically cause ill health, and by determining the source of the imbalance, healthcare providers could prescribe the appropriate treatment. Medical professionals in the Victorian era believed that melancholy feelings had their roots in the spleen, and that they rose up through the body in the form of vapors that affected the mind.

While this might sound ludicrous today, this was widely accepted, and reinforced by claims that women were more susceptible to these feelings than men due to "irregularities" of their anatomy. The Greeks called it “female hysteria.” The condition added to the mystery of the “female condition,” and in some cases, the diagnosis hampered serious treatment of medical conditions like vaginal fistulas, a common complaint among Victorian mothers.

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-were-the-vapors.htm
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on September 03, 2014, 05:58:16 pm
Nope, I don't know who she is. Does it matter?   ::)

Nope, just curious.

By the way, it's Ke$ha.  She's had 10 Top 40 hits in the past 4 years here in the US.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on September 04, 2014, 03:57:39 pm

In the Victorian era, a wide variety of conditions that primarily affected women were referred to as “the vapors.” Women were viewed as fundamentally weak during this period, and they were also believed to be more susceptible to a range of medical complaints. The stereotypical Victorian image of a woman swooning against a couch is a classic depiction of a woman who has been overcome by the vapors. Currently, this is not a recognized medical diagnosis.

The origins of this term lie in Ancient Greece and Rome, where doctors developed the Four Humors theory of medicine, which stated that the body was influenced by the balance of four “humors” seated in various organs of the body. Imbalances could theoretically cause ill health, and by determining the source of the imbalance, healthcare providers could prescribe the appropriate treatment. Medical professionals in the Victorian era believed that melancholy feelings had their roots in the spleen, and that they rose up through the body in the form of vapors that affected the mind.

While this might sound ludicrous today, this was widely accepted, and reinforced by claims that women were more susceptible to these feelings than men due to "irregularities" of their anatomy. The Greeks called it “female hysteria.” The condition added to the mystery of the “female condition,” and in some cases, the diagnosis hampered serious treatment of medical conditions like vaginal fistulas, a common complaint among Victorian mothers.

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-were-the-vapors.htm


You're an unlimited source of knowledge about female health, Chuck!  ;D

However, I'm very happy to inform you that I don't suffer from " melancholy feelings that have their roots in the spleen, and that they rise up through my body in the form of vapors that affect my mind."

 ::) ::) ::)

Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on September 04, 2014, 04:01:01 pm
Nope, just curious.

By the way, it's Ke$ha.  She's had 10 Top 40 hits in the past 4 years here in the US.


well well - is that so?
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on September 04, 2014, 07:05:53 pm
However, I'm very happy to inform you that I don't suffer from " melancholy feelings that have their roots in the spleen, and that they rise up through my body in the form of vapors that affect my mind."

 ::) ::) ::)

Really?   You sure??
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on September 04, 2014, 07:10:49 pm
well well - is that so?

Here's a few of her songs for you to listen to......


Tik Tok

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP6XpLQM2Cs[/youtube]


Take It Off

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edP0L6LQzZE[/youtube]


Die Young


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOubzHCUt48[/youtube]
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on September 05, 2014, 11:24:24 am
Really?   You sure??


 >:( >:( >:( >:(


Chuck, you definitely need something better to do than throwing about unfounded accusations about my health, thank you very much.  >:(

Go clean your apartment.

Or rearrange your cartoon stuff.

Or look for hornets and wasps.

Or go get some less disturbing bathroom equipment.

Or write "zombies are not real" a thousand times on a chalkboard.

Or, if everything else fails,  GO CLUTCH YOUR DAMN PEARLS!!!!!
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on September 05, 2014, 11:28:08 am
Here's a few of her songs for you to listen to......


Tik Tok

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP6XpLQM2Cs[/youtube]


Take It Off

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edP0L6LQzZE[/youtube]


Die Young


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOubzHCUt48[/youtube]


Not my kind of music exactly, but the song in the middle is not bad.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on September 05, 2014, 06:48:56 pm
Go clean your apartment.

Or rearrange your cartoon stuff.

Or look for hornets and wasps.

Or go get some less disturbing bathroom equipment.

Or write "zombies are not real" a thousand times on a chalkboard.

Or, if everything else fails,  GO CLUTCH YOUR DAMN PEARLS!!!!!


(http://www.theunitive.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Karen-Green1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on September 05, 2014, 07:11:57 pm
Not my kind of music exactly, but the song in the middle is not bad.

Ke$ha seems to be either 'you love her or hate her' type of artist.  I have her CDs, and love to dance to her music.

I'm hoping she can break the 'bad timing slump' as I call it.

Ke$ha's first CD (Animal) was released in 2010, and put 4 singles into the Top 40.  In 2011 her next CD (Cannibal) was released, and put 2 more songs on the Top 40 chart.

The last song posted above ("Die Young") was released in September 2012, and the lead off single of her 3rd CD (Warrior).  At its release, Ke$ha told radio and TV personality Carson Daly that the concept for the song "was to live each and every single day like it's your last and to always remain having a youthful spirit no matter how old I get."

"Die Young" got to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, looking to be her next #1.  However, the week it was #3 was the same week that a shooter broke into Newtown school, shooting and killing 20 children.  At that point, playing a song that was titled "Die Young"  was insensitive, and the song was pulled from radio.  When Ke$ha was asked about it, she agreed, saying she could understand why the song would be deemed inappropriate at that time.

However, the action seems to have stalled her career.  The follow-up single ("C'mon") only got to #27 and the last single ("Crazy Kids") peaked at #40.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on September 06, 2014, 10:53:56 am
Well, maybe that would have happened anyway. Maybe those songs are in the place they deserve.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on September 06, 2014, 08:46:23 pm
Perhaps......just seems like she was on a hot streak, that suddenly came to a halt.  she was back at the top of the charts the beginning of this year, but the song wasn't hers.   She was the "hook girl" (as they're known) on rapper Pitbull's song "Timber".  He rapped the main parts of the song, while she sang the chorus.


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHUbLv4ThOo[/youtube]
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Post by: Sason on September 07, 2014, 09:30:50 am
Well, rap is definitely not my kind of music. Can't stand it, never could.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on September 07, 2014, 04:38:53 pm
Did you listen to the song?  Not your typical rap music.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on September 08, 2014, 04:56:59 pm
I listened to the beginning.

Then the rap started, and I turned it right off!
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on September 09, 2014, 07:45:16 am
:laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on October 19, 2014, 10:39:37 pm
Hiya Diners!   How is everyone doing?
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 19, 2014, 11:22:57 pm
Hi back at ya friend! Doing well!  :)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: fritzkep on October 20, 2014, 05:27:35 pm
Yep! Fall is here and married life is suiting us just fine!

Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on October 20, 2014, 06:00:04 pm
Good to see, Lee!

Now, where are the rest of y'all?
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: brian on October 20, 2014, 10:01:03 pm
I guess this would not be news in LA or even New York but in little old Dunedin down the bottom of the world it is.
No 7 Balmac is  one of the coffee shops I oocasionally frequent but not last Sunday.

It was double-whoa for No.7 Balmac staff when James Bond actor Daniel Craig and his Oscar-winning wife Rachel Weisz dined at the Dunedin restaurant.
The actor who is perhaps best-known for playing 007 turned a few heads when he and Weisz ate Sunday lunch at the Maori Hill restaurant.
 Weisz is in Dunedin to film The Light Between Oceans, also starring Michael Fassbender, which is understood to have begun shooting in the city on Saturday.

No. 7 manager Adam Jones confirmed the couple visited for ''lunch and a few wines'' and he served their table.

''They had bruschetta for an entree, followed by fish and a burger and a side salad.''

They attracted attention from fellow staff and customers, but everyone gave them space.

''I was getting questioned all the time `Is that Daniel Craig, is that Daniel Craig', and I said 'Yep'.''

'We just put them in a low-key table in the corner. They enjoyed their lunch; they chilled together.

''They were awesome people, really well-mannered, really great, loved the food,'' he said.

He shared a little conversation with them and they said they were enjoying New Zealand and planned on ''cruising through to Central [Otago]'' for a visit this week, he said.

He immediately recognised Craig, but admitted not knowing exactly who Weisz was.

''I knew her face. She's hot as,'' he said.

And the female staff were quite taken with Craig.

''All the girls were going on about him. They are both good-looking people.''

Filming in Dunedin for The Light Between Oceans is expected to last three weeks.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 20, 2014, 10:35:24 pm
Woo-hoo!
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on October 21, 2014, 11:02:40 am
That's pretty cool, good for #7!
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on November 12, 2014, 09:16:37 am
Hiya Bettermost friends!

Who wants breakfast or a treat?  Have some donuts!


(http://www.marsh.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/holidaybreakfasttray.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on November 14, 2014, 06:11:21 pm
Doughnuts? Bleh.

I want chocolate. Where's the chocolate? Chuck, why don't provide chocolate? There's way too little chocolate in this diner!  >:(
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: southendmd on November 14, 2014, 06:47:14 pm
Doughnuts? Bleh.

I want chocolate. Where's the chocolate? Chuck, why don't provide chocolate? There's way too little chocolate in this diner!  >:(

Don't be ungrateful!  Every other donut is covered in chocolate.  Just scrape it off.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on November 14, 2014, 07:11:43 pm
Scraped off chocolate is not what I want!  >:(

I want REAL chocolate!

Chuck, since the zombies apparently didn't eat you, could you please be so kind and take those offensive doughnuts away, and go get me some chocolate!

Paul, you can help him carry it!
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: brian on November 14, 2014, 07:57:06 pm
Would this be enough
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/chocolateUSA_zps4aeb4324.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: brian on November 14, 2014, 07:58:28 pm
Or perhaps this taken at the Cadburys Factory here in Dunedin
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/CadburysDunedin_zpsaa6e3b5e.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Penthesilea on November 15, 2014, 04:41:00 am
Brian, good to see you here. I have a NZ related question. I learned a song, rather a chant, at work. Later I googled and found out apparently it's from NZ.

Epo e tai tai e
(oh) epo e tai tai e
epo e tai tai
epo e tuki tuki
epo e tuki tuki e


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bicHR49Wf4Y[/youtube]


I found a couple of explanations/translations for it. One says it's a thank you song and the text means "The big flood came and we survived it". Another says Kiwi soldiers brought it to Italy in WWII and it's not a children's song at all, but a raunchy love song, traditionally sung by (horny) young men.
Do you know this song and what's it about? And can you verify it's from NZ, because I also found it put into an African context.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on November 15, 2014, 06:44:18 am
Would this be enough
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/chocolateUSA_zps4aeb4324.jpg)


Or perhaps this taken at the Cadburys Factory here in Dunedin
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/CadburysDunedin_zpsaa6e3b5e.jpg)

Wow, thanks Brian!

You're a true friend!   ;D
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on November 15, 2014, 07:01:16 am
That's a cute little video, Chrissi. I like that it's so natural. They're not well drilled kids performing, they are just like kids are.

I have never heard the song before.
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 15, 2014, 01:20:31 pm
sugar overload!!!
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Post by: Sason on November 15, 2014, 01:47:20 pm
sugar overload!!!


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KkLHlmhWkQc/UIzOxS2LUGI/AAAAAAAAAbY/f-_79XY4-L0/s1600/PA310010.JPG)


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: brian on November 15, 2014, 02:10:35 pm
Brian, good to see you here. I have a NZ related question. I learned a song, rather a chant, at work. Later I googled and found out apparently it's from NZ.

Epo e tai tai e
(oh) epo e tai tai e
epo e tai tai
epo e tuki tuki
epo e tuki tuki e

I found a couple of explanations/translations for it. One says it's a thank you song and the text means "The big flood came and we survived it". Another says Kiwi soldiers brought it to Italy in WWII and it's not a children's song at all, but a raunchy love song, traditionally sung by (horny) young men.
Do you know this song and what's it about? And can you verify it's from NZ, because I also found it put into an African context.
Thanks
I only moved to NZ in 2010 and only know a few Maori words. Actually that would be true of most pakeha (white people) my age who have lived here all their life.
My research finds these words are a corruption of
He pūru taitama e
He pūru taitama hoki!
which means
(I'm) a strong young man!
A real young bull!
Originally a young man's lusty courtship song. The first verse is now a cheeky party song.
And a modified WWII chorus is now an international children's song, Epo i tai tai e.

Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sophia on November 15, 2014, 04:29:55 pm
[youtube=425,350][youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9oxh7782ZU[/youtube][/youtube]
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: brian on November 15, 2014, 07:19:06 pm
Here is the Maori version sung by Maori students at the University of Otago in Dunedin.
 I think you can tell from the audience reaction that the words are not a child's nursery rhyme
 ;D
[youtube=425,350]42SIY5LC-Ws[/youtube]
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Post by: Penthesilea on November 16, 2014, 04:58:35 am
Thank you, Brian and Sophia, for the other versions.
Brian, I loved the audience's reactions to it. ;D
I'm so gonna tell this my colleagues next time we sing that song :laugh: Somehow funny, in both meanings of the word, that it became a nursery rhyme all over the world. ;D
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 16, 2014, 10:36:25 am
Wow, this is the most interesting diner I've ever visited!
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 16, 2014, 04:50:28 pm
Diners can be that way, Lee!  ;)
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Post by: Front-Ranger on December 14, 2014, 05:32:49 pm
I'm dropping into the diner today to say Happy Birthday to one of our residents who frequents the diner: Happy Birthday, Berit!!  :-*
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 14, 2014, 07:43:45 pm
I'm dropping into the diner today to say Happy Birthday to one of our residents who frequents the diner: Happy Birthday, Berit!!  :-*

Happy Birthday! Somebody get her a cup a coffee, a piece a cherry cake.  :D
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 14, 2014, 08:44:36 pm
one cup of coffee


(http://cdn.theroasterie.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/cup-of-coffee.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on December 14, 2014, 08:45:48 pm
cherry cake


(http://www.kraftrecipes.com/assets/recipe_images/Cherry-Vanilla-Poke-Cake-1315.jpg)
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Post by: fritzkep on December 14, 2014, 10:55:58 pm

GRATTIS PÅ FÖDELSEDAGEN,
BERIT
DAWLIN HAWT!!!!


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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 14, 2014, 11:45:15 pm
cherry cake


(http://www.kraftrecipes.com/assets/recipe_images/Cherry-Vanilla-Poke-Cake-1315.jpg)

Hey, that looks good! I could go for a piece of that m'self!  :D
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 15, 2014, 05:30:49 pm
I believe it's made with Jell-O, so it's a vanilla cake cherry Jell-O.
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 31, 2014, 10:56:07 am

(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/414705main_image_1555_946-710.jpg)

Happy New Year!

Sitting in my cubicle.....so far a quiet day!  hoping I'll be leaving the office at 3:00!   5 hours to go!
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 31, 2014, 11:50:00 am
(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l543/jakeheathfan/new-year-new-me-crap.jpg)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Penthesilea on December 31, 2014, 06:06:43 pm
Myyy, I really feel sorry for you, Chuckie, and all Americans. In my family nobody* has worked since Dec 19th, and we all have another free week in front of us.

*('cept my daughter's BF. He saves as many vacation days as he can because he already works but still has big exams to pass in a couple of months.)


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Post by: brian on December 31, 2014, 09:12:22 pm
In NZ, 25/12, 26/12, 1/1 & 2/1 are all public holidays so we are having 2 very long weekends in a row.
Australia does not have 2/1 as a public holiday but many will take it off anyway. Generally most businesses, factories and government offices close if possible or operate on minimum staff for at least 2 weeks and of course it is school and university summer holidays for 6 or more weeks.
While most shops are open on public holidays (except 25/12) but the workers are getting double time pay.
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 01, 2015, 02:18:11 pm
That doesn't happen here in the US.  LOL   Would be nice, but oh well!  Do what ya gotta do!
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Post by: Sason on June 13, 2015, 06:44:13 am
My little baby is a doctor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Yesterday my son graduated from med school!!!

It was a gorgeous day, perfect in every way! I had been so nervous that something would go wrong, mainly regarding the arrangements for my own and my mom's needs of transport and stuff. But nothing went wrong, everything worked out perfectly!

The weather was as beautiful as could be, a boneless blue sky and no wind. The ceremony in the cathedral was beautiful, speaches and music and handing over diplomas. My son was one of the student speakers. His girlfriend was one of the musicians.

Then we all went to the venue where my son, his gf and two of their coursemates threw a party for like 100 people, all their family and friends. It was great! Everyone was happy for them, lots of nice people to talk to, yummi food, a little garden outside where people could sit around. Such a wonderful celebration!

It was just the most perfect of days!!!!

I'm the proudest mum on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!   ;D ;D

And yes, I have pics in my phone. Problem is, I don't know how to get them from my phone and onto the forum   ::)
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Post by: CellarDweller on June 13, 2015, 03:06:20 pm
I'm sure you could save them to Photobucket, and then post.
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Post by: Sason on June 13, 2015, 04:08:02 pm
Yeah, that's what my Doctor Son told me too.

I'll try that. But I haven't used my Photobucket account for so long, that I've forgotten how to use it!  ;D
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Post by: Meryl on June 15, 2015, 12:13:26 am
Sonja, I'm so happy for you!  Every mama wants her son to be a doctor.  You're living the dream!  8)
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Sason on June 15, 2015, 03:39:23 am
Thank you so much, Meryl!

Today he starts working, way the hell up in northern Sweden!
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Post by: CellarDweller on June 15, 2015, 08:39:29 am
Thank you so much, Meryl!

Today he starts working, way the hell up in northern Sweden!

happiness to grumpiness in one post!  :laugh:
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Post by: Sason on June 15, 2015, 08:54:26 am
I'm afraid you misunderstood, Chuck.

I'm not grumpy at all, I'm glad he got a job right away.

And northern Sweden is beautiful in the summer, you just have to get used to it being daylight all the time.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 10, 2016, 11:53:55 pm
This evening I see Bettermost has an even 2600 residents.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 10, 2016, 11:58:37 pm
Well, that's interesting. I sent an email to "letbeletbe" thinking he/she might be a Brokie from way back. Haven't heard yet.
Title: Re: The Diner......
Post by: CellarDweller on November 11, 2016, 11:18:52 pm
I hope they give an answer.