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KK Chat -- 26 June 2016
« on: June 26, 2016, 07:35:07 pm »
Jun 26 19:21:33 *   KK has joined
Jun 26 19:21:33 <Shiral>   It's awful
Jun 26 19:21:37 <The_Bee>   Hi KK
Jun 26 19:21:44 <Evie>   Hi KK!
Jun 26 19:21:48 <Shiral>   Brexit, that is, NOT KK's arrival!
Jun 26 19:21:48 <revanne>   Hi KK
Jun 26 19:21:50 <Shiral>   Hi KK
Jun 26 19:21:52 <jemler>   Trumpers think the same thing about the past.
Jun 26 19:21:54 <jemler>   hi kk
Jun 26 19:21:58 <revanne>   LOL
Jun 26 19:22:07 <KK>   OOOps.  Was watching the second Star Trek movie, which I thought ended at 7, but it's still going on.  Anyway, here I am.
Jun 26 19:22:11 <revanne>   I need a laugh.
Jun 26 19:22:25 <Shiral>   Ah, DR, your virtual peach cobbler and ice cream did the job. =o)
Jun 26 19:22:40 <DesertRose>   Hi KK
Jun 26 19:22:41 <Evie>   The Wrath of Khan, or the second of the new Star Trek series?
Jun 26 19:22:51 <revanne>   Most folk who voted for out did it as a protest.
Jun 26 19:23:15 <KK>   Second new series--which is also about Khan, as it happens.  I hadn't realized, the first time around--or had forgotten.
Jun 26 19:23:22 <Shiral>   Protests, one would hope, make your lives better rather than shooting a whole country in the foot
Jun 26 19:23:34 <Evie>   So it was. I'd forgotten that, KK
Jun 26 19:23:57 <revanne>   I don't think any one thought it would happen.
Jun 26 19:23:59 <DesertRose>   Have cat in crook of left arm
Jun 26 19:23:59 <The_Bee>   Does "Britain for the British" mean they want to sent the Angles, Saxons and Normans packing?
Jun 26 19:24:06 <Shiral>   Haven't seen any of the new Star Trek movies
Jun 26 19:24:15 <KK>   Lots of folk now saying, ooops, hat have we done?
Jun 26 19:24:35 <revanne>   It's been a horrible campaign with lots of lies
Jun 26 19:24:37 <Shiral>   Alas, yes
Jun 26 19:24:38 <KK>   what
Jun 26 19:25:08 <revanne>   Mainly about how much money the EU costs
Jun 26 19:25:13 <The_Bee>   I hope the anti-brexits at least wnet to the polls.  It would be a shame if they let Brexit win by defaault.
Jun 26 19:25:19 <KK>   The new Star Trek movies are pretty good.  Vadtly superior to the previous Star Trek movies--and I was in one of those.
Jun 26 19:25:35 <DesertRose>   You were?
Jun 26 19:25:37 <jemler>   you were?!
Jun 26 19:25:38 <Evie>   Really?  Cool!  Which one?
Jun 26 19:25:43 <revanne>   Which one?
Jun 26 19:25:45 <KK>   The first one.
Jun 26 19:25:52 <DesertRose>   Okay, Carys has decided to vacate my lap and free up my left hand for typing.
Jun 26 19:25:55 <revanne>   Wow
Jun 26 19:26:05 <DesertRose>   Awesome.
Jun 26 19:26:07 <Evie>   LOL, if I ever find it on Netflix, I'll have to look for you!
Jun 26 19:26:14 <DesertRose>   Did you have any lines at all?
Jun 26 19:26:18 <The_Bee>   I hear Scotlan d is thinking of another session referendum so they can stay  in th EU
Jun 26 19:26:24 <Shiral>   It's rather hot weather to have a cat insisting on affection
Jun 26 19:26:30 <KK>   I was in the ob of crew on the rec deck, when Kirk (I think) addresses the crew about the situation.
Jun 26 19:26:35 <DesertRose>   This is Florida, Shiral.  We have A/C.
Jun 26 19:26:47 <KK>   Can't happen, re Scotland entering the EU.
Jun 26 19:26:49 <DesertRose>   Oh cool, KK!
Jun 26 19:27:29 <Shiral>   I've been to Florida in summer, DR. I don't know how anybody could live there WITHOUT AC!
Jun 26 19:27:34 <DesertRose>   So no lines, just a member of the crowd.  :)
Jun 26 19:27:58 <DesertRose>   Well, if you look at population trends, not a lot of people DID live in Florida before A/C was A Thing.
Jun 26 19:28:11 <revanne>   One of the problems is that as we don't have a written constitution nobody knows what can happen for sure.
Jun 26 19:28:27 <Evie>   My husband's family did.  He's 3rd generation Miamian
Jun 26 19:28:28 <DesertRose>   Yeah, the Magna Carta probably doesn't cut it.
Jun 26 19:28:37 <Evie>   I can't imagine living in Miami without a/c
Jun 26 19:28:40 <revanne>   Um no.
Jun 26 19:29:05 <DesertRose>   Yeah, my therapist (who is contemporary of my mom, roughly) grew up in Key West in the days before widespread A/C.
Jun 26 19:29:27 <Shiral>   Don't know how all the 19th century women could endure hot weather with everything women had to wear, back then
Jun 26 19:29:29 <DesertRose>   But the population of Florida took quite an uptick after air conditioning became common.
Jun 26 19:29:47 <KK>   EU was costing an enormous amount, but dictating Eu-wide dictats that had nothing to do with cultural differences.  Like, bagpipers must wear earplugs?  There must be 5 bananas in a bunch?  Sending an EU committee to Ireland to study field sports, when all of the
Jun 26 19:30:02 <KK>   were townies?  (Scott was there for that one.  Ridiculous.)
Jun 26 19:30:06 <revanne>   Some folk are talking wildly about London becoming an independent city state within the EU but that seems daft.
Jun 26 19:30:07 <Evie>   Actually, depending on the fit of the clothing, sometimes more coverage can be cooler than less, and helps prevent sunburn.
Jun 26 19:30:17 <Evie>   also depending on the fabric choice and color
Jun 26 19:30:42 <The_Bee>   Loose clothing provides shade.
Jun 26 19:30:44 <Shiral>   Still wouldn't want to try it, myself
Jun 26 19:30:48 *   DF64 (Mibbit@OWIRCN-98ff2ea3.res.bhn.net) has joined
Jun 26 19:30:51 <DesertRose>   Hi DF64
Jun 26 19:30:55 <The_Bee>   Hi DF64
Jun 26 19:30:56 <Shiral>   Hi DF
Jun 26 19:30:56 <jemler>   hi df64
Jun 26 19:31:00 <DF64>   hi all
Jun 26 19:31:06 <revanne>   Hi
Jun 26 19:31:06 <Evie>   Hi DF
Jun 26 19:31:54 <revanne>   Given that I melt above 70 degrees wouldn't work for me.
Jun 26 19:32:29 <DesertRose>   Yeah, revanne, if you ever want to come visit me, you should probably plan for February.  :D
Jun 26 19:32:42 <KK>   I grew up in Miami without AC until I started University, which had AC in the classrooms.  I don't think it was as hot then, though.
Jun 26 19:33:01 <The_Bee>   global warming
Jun 26 19:33:42 <revanne>   Or come with my own refrigerated suit.
Jun 26 19:33:49 <DesertRose>   Sommat like that.  :)
Jun 26 19:33:50 <Evie>   It could just be you were better acclimated to it also
Jun 26 19:34:25 <Evie>   If you're not used to having a/c, then fans and breezes, or even sitting in the shade, seem cooler than if you are used to having it.
Jun 26 19:34:40 <DF64>   :D
Jun 26 19:34:54 <Evie>   My grandmother's house had a/c, but she rarely had it on except on the very hot days because she'd grown up without it and didn't really need it most of the time
Jun 26 19:35:09 <Evie>   And that was even during Alabama summers
Jun 26 19:35:43 <The_Bee>   It depends on what you're used to.
Jun 26 19:35:53 <DesertRose>   My father's house out west had both A/C and a "swamp cooler" which cools by bringing in fresh air from outdoors and running it past cool water to both cool and humidify the air.  Works great in arid climates; not possible here.
Jun 26 19:36:11 <Evie>   When I was younger, I didn't mind the heat nearly as much as I do now, but I've spent the past 30 years in air conditioned buildings
Jun 26 19:36:43 <DesertRose>   It also IS hotter than it used to be.  The last few years have been the hottest on record since they started keeping records.
Jun 26 19:36:50 <Evie>   Elizabethan dairies kept cooler than the outdoor temps using a similar sort of system, DR
Jun 26 19:37:02 <revanne>   The British climate works in a similar way.
Jun 26 19:37:06 <DesertRose>   LOL, revanne
Jun 26 19:37:31 <DesertRose>   If humidity cools the air, then why in the [bleep] is it so oppressive here?!
Jun 26 19:37:33 <DF64>   hope the e
Jun 26 19:37:51 <DesertRose>   I'm kidding.  :)
Jun 26 19:37:54 <KK>   In Ireland, we rarely felt the need for AC, though I remember many times in London, walking into stores and walking right back out, because it was so hot inside.
Jun 26 19:38:02 <DF64>   hope the weather works well for Wimbledon tomorrow
Jun 26 19:38:22 <jemler>   back from dinner.
Jun 26 19:38:26 <DesertRose>   rehi jemler
Jun 26 19:38:42 <revanne>   Storms are forecast -weather as normal.
Jun 26 19:39:11 <revanne>   At least that much is certain.
Jun 26 19:39:13 <The_Bee>   The USA is divided between floods and wildfires.
Jun 26 19:39:36 <jemler>   87 here in ohio, 88 tpomorrow with chance of rain.
Jun 26 19:39:43 <revanne>   So I've read -sounds awful.
Jun 26 19:39:54 <The_Bee>   80s or 90s this week
Jun 26 19:40:09 <revanne>   Storms not Ohio that is.
Jun 26 19:40:18 <Evie>   LOL
Jun 26 19:40:20 <Shiral>   There's either too much water, or not enough
Jun 26 19:40:23 <jemler>   lol
Jun 26 19:40:27 <The_Bee>   Shiral, are the fires still keeping their distance from you?
Jun 26 19:40:37 <Shiral>   Fortunately yes, Bee.
Jun 26 19:40:40 <KK>   I was going to take my mom to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory over in Green Bank, WV, but we decided to cancel, because of the flooding in WV.
Jun 26 19:40:42 <Evie>   Ohio road construction is pretty awful too, as I recall.  :-D
Jun 26 19:40:53 <revanne>   Good
Jun 26 19:40:56 <Evie>   Or have they finally finished all the interstate road construction, jemler?
Jun 26 19:41:08 <Evie>   It seemed eternal at the time I used to drive through it about once a year
Jun 26 19:41:27 <jemler>   i have no idea. i don't get to the highways much.
Jun 26 19:42:24 <DesertRose>   They're never finished with interstate road construction.
Jun 26 19:42:38 <DesertRose>   I-95 through Georgia will always have at least one construction zone.  :)
Jun 26 19:42:49 <Evie>   Yes, here either, although I think the connection between here and Memphis is FINALLY open after years of construction
Jun 26 19:43:04 <jemler>   i know the roads here in town need a LOT of work.
Jun 26 19:43:48 <DesertRose>   They're working on I-95 through the middle of downtown Jacksonville now, and it'll probably be a lot easier to use once the work is done, but brother, while the work is ongoing, traffic through that part is A PAIN.
Jun 26 19:43:58 <DF64>   I-4 here in Orlando is being widened for a 25 mile stretch that will take about 4 years to finish
Jun 26 19:44:31 <DesertRose>   I-4 needed that widening project, but I can imagine the traffic nightmares that must be ensuing due to the construction.
Jun 26 19:44:46 <The_Bee>   probably with cost overruns.
Jun 26 19:44:55 <revanne>   Roads here are in a constant state of repair.
Jun 26 19:44:58 <DesertRose>   Of course.  Budget is only a suggestion, after all.  :)
Jun 26 19:45:05 <DF64>   some people have had damage to their cars due to debris
Jun 26 19:45:09 <revanne>   :-)
Jun 26 19:45:10 <DesertRose>   Yikes, DF64
Jun 26 19:45:28 <The_Bee>   People here in Mass. still remember the Big Dig.
Jun 26 19:45:39 <DesertRose>   Enlighten my Southern self?
Jun 26 19:45:52 <revanne>   Smiley for budget not damage I hasten to add.
Jun 26 19:46:10 <DesertRose>   I've never been further north than Williamsburg, VA/the very southern bit of WV.
Jun 26 19:46:13 <KK>   I even remember the Big Dig, and I only got to Boston every couple of years.
Jun 26 19:46:19 <DF64>    a couple of workers have been killed by drivers who don't drive carefully through construction zones
Jun 26 19:46:21 <The_Bee>   Major road construction project . way over-budget.
Jun 26 19:46:30 <DesertRose>   OMG, DF64!  :'(
Jun 26 19:47:07 <revanne>   :-(
Jun 26 19:47:22 <The_Bee>   I'm honestly not sure what they intended.
Jun 26 19:47:38 <DesertRose>   Apparently there must have been an issue with that up here some time back because I used to see signs around construction zones of cute children of various ethnicities with captions like, "My mom/dad works here.  Please drive carefully so mom/dad comes home to me."
Jun 26 19:47:48 <revanne>   Chaos?
Jun 26 19:47:59 *   Kelric (~IceChat78@32F4F9.AFCB16.CAC8DB.A93869) has joined
Jun 26 19:48:00 *   Fukiyama (Mibbit@OWIRCN-e8cb39a6.client.mchsi.com) has joined
Jun 26 19:48:02 <DesertRose>   Hi Kelric
Jun 26 19:48:03 <DesertRose>   Hi Fukiyama
Jun 26 19:48:05 <The_Bee>   hi kelric
Jun 26 19:48:05 <DF64>   I don't use I-4 anyway
Jun 26 19:48:11 <revanne>   Hi
Jun 26 19:48:21 <Fukiyama>   Hello.
Jun 26 19:48:27 <DesertRose>   Yeah, if I lived in the Orlando area, I'd avoid it unless I just couldn't.
Jun 26 19:48:58 *   Evie waves at new arrivals
Jun 26 19:49:01 <DesertRose>   Topic at hand is road construction of all the odd things to discuss in the chat room for a fantasy author.  :)
Jun 26 19:49:07 <Fukiyama>   Hello, Evie.
Jun 26 19:49:21 <DesertRose>   Us, off topic?!  Never.
Jun 26 19:49:33 <DF64>   the road by the Pulse nightclub has been completely reopened to traffic again
Jun 26 19:49:33 <The_Bee>   Expecting to stay in-budget is a fantasy.
Jun 26 19:49:37 <KK>   We're just eclectic.
Jun 26 19:49:47 *   DesertRose adjusts her halo to sit more neatly atop her horns.
Jun 26 19:49:49 <Shiral>   Hi Fukiyama
Jun 26 19:49:57 <DesertRose>   This is true, Bee
Jun 26 19:49:58 <The_Bee>   so, KK, any writing this past week?
Jun 26 19:50:16 <KK>   Alas, no, but it's getting closer.
Jun 26 19:50:22 <DesertRose>   Pre-writing?
Jun 26 19:50:27 <revanne>   Good news.
Jun 26 19:50:34 <Shiral>   Thinking about writing? =o)
Jun 26 19:50:51 <The_Bee>   any upcoming deadlines--self-imposed or otherwise?
Jun 26 19:50:52 <Evie>   KK, I assume Cameron's package finally arrived?
Jun 26 19:50:55 <KK>   Getting stuff out of the way and wishing I were writing.
Jun 26 19:51:12 *   DesertRose notes that her halo is quite tarnished.  Now how in the world did THAT happen? :-P
Jun 26 19:51:15 <Shiral>   YEah, "Stuff" is annoying and time consuming
Jun 26 19:51:29 <revanne>   LOL DR
Jun 26 19:51:30 <DesertRose>   Stuff is aggravating indeed.
Jun 26 19:51:33 *   Shiral hands DR the jar of Halo Polish
Jun 26 19:51:34 <KK>   I need to check with him.  I'd guess it will come tomorrow, if it hasn't already.  I need to scan the receipt so he can reimburse me.
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Jun 26 19:53:15 <KK>   Now that's unusual.  My bars at the top and bottom of the screen just went away--so I can't see what time it is and I can't minimize the screen.
Jun 26 19:53:29 <Evie>   It's 7:53 your time
Jun 26 19:53:40 <jemler>   what os are you using?
Jun 26 19:53:46 <KK>   Not even sure how I'd get out.  Probably hit something with control when I was going for the cap.  This is going to be interesting.
Jun 26 19:53:50 *   Lochiel (Mibbit@OWIRCN-029485c0.nc.charter.com) has joined
Jun 26 19:53:58 <The_Bee>   hi lochiel
Jun 26 19:54:01 <revanne>   Hi
Jun 26 19:54:01 <Evie>   hi Lochiel
Jun 26 19:54:04 <KK>   Mibbit?
Jun 26 19:54:08 <jemler>   hi lochiel
Jun 26 19:54:22 <DesertRose>   Hi Lochiel
Jun 26 19:54:23 <Lochiel>   Hi everyone and ty for the welcome
Jun 26 19:54:30 <jemler>   no, on your computer. windows, linux, apple?
Jun 26 19:54:31 <The_Bee>   At least you're still here, KK
Jun 26 19:55:03 <Lochiel>   I finished KKB, for only the3 second time
Jun 26 19:55:09 <KK>   Windows.
Jun 26 19:55:30 <DF64>   i'm still here:D
Jun 26 19:55:33 <jemler>   move your mouse down to the bottom.
Jun 26 19:55:46 <KK>   It's there.
Jun 26 19:55:47 <Shiral>   Hi Lochiel
Jun 26 19:56:14 <jemler>   hit the cmd button (the one with the windows logo)
Jun 26 19:56:17 <Lochiel>   I'm trying to upload a pic of my Camber
Jun 26 19:56:24 <Lochiel>   HI Shiral
Jun 26 19:56:35 <DesertRose>   Your Camber?
Jun 26 19:56:49 <KK>   And, Jemler?
Jun 26 19:56:50 <revanne>   Is Camber feline or canine?
Jun 26 19:57:08 <Lochiel>   Yup, she's a part german shephard/corgie/border collie/beagle
Jun 26 19:57:13 <DesertRose>   I've been hanging out with Evie too much.  My brain went to an action-figure Camber.  :-D
Jun 26 19:57:16 <jemler>   ok. try hitting the F11 key at the top of your kbd.
Jun 26 19:57:37 <Lochiel>   lol
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Jun 26 19:57:41 <KK>   Ah, that was the magic button.  Thanks, Jemler!
Jun 26 19:57:45 <DesertRose>   We lost DF.  Drat.
Jun 26 19:57:49 <jemler>   yw
Jun 26 19:57:52 <revanne>   Nice Locheil
Jun 26 19:58:01 <Evie>   LOL, DR, re Camber
Jun 26 19:58:02 <Lochiel>   rescue dog
Jun 26 19:58:08 <Shiral>   gggggggggggggggggggggggg
Jun 26 19:58:09 <DesertRose>   Rescue pets are the best.  :)
Jun 26 19:58:11 <KK>   What did I do, to get it screwed up before, now that it's fixed?
Jun 26 19:58:15 <Shiral>   Sorry, that was Dmitri
Jun 26 19:58:22 <DesertRose>   Hi Dmitri.  :)
Jun 26 19:58:29 *   DesertRose scritches Dmitri's chin.
Jun 26 19:58:30 <revanne>   Hi Dimitri
Jun 26 19:58:42 <jemler>   probably just hit the F11 by mistake.
Jun 26 19:58:54 <Shiral>   He likes to drape himself over the keyboard, interfering with my typing
Jun 26 19:59:06 <The_Bee>   probably hit the F11 key by mistake. it goes back and forth between full screen and normal.
Jun 26 19:59:46 <DesertRose>   Carys likes to hang out by the left side of my keyboard (not coincidentally where the fan vent/cat warmer is) and hit the capslock/shift/various other left-sided keys for me.
Jun 26 19:59:54 <KK>   Ah.  Well, it toggles, but don't know how I would have hit it.  At least it's fixed now.  Thanks.
Jun 26 20:00:11 <KK>   brb
Jun 26 20:00:12 <jemler>   you're welcome.
Jun 26 20:00:18 <Shiral>   He has now woken up and jumped off the desk. Guess it was too warm for him
Jun 26 20:00:27 <DesertRose>   Later, Dmitri.  :)
Jun 26 20:00:49 <revanne>   Wow. Too warm for a cat is something.
Jun 26 20:00:58 <DesertRose>   Yeah, seriously.
Jun 26 20:01:04 <Shiral>   It's rare, but it can happen, Revanne
Jun 26 20:01:25 <Shiral>   pretty warm here, today, and the computer is also pretty warm to lie on when you have a fur coat
Jun 26 20:01:28 <The_Bee>   Are you still looking for a companion for Dmitri, Shiral?
Jun 26 20:01:38 <DesertRose>   PJ and Merlin will go hang out in the garage of my parents' house; it has a window onto which my stepdad has built a cat-shelf for their use, and they'll hang out there even when it's 90F.
Jun 26 20:01:42 <Evie>   Eating chili lime cashews until my lips are on fire. Why am I eating these again?
Jun 26 20:01:44 <Shiral>   Yes, Bee. Nothing new to report on that front yet, though
Jun 26 20:02:08 <revanne>   Our kitties are on vacation with Demercia while we go away. Her Brandysnap is vastly unimpressed.
Jun 26 20:02:19 <DesertRose>   Not together, mind you, because Merlin is a PITA and PJ has finally learned (now that he's twice her weight) that she doesn't have to tolerate his crap.
Jun 26 20:02:22 <Shiral>   I've been taking care of dull necessary things. Today, I bought four new tires for my car
Jun 26 20:02:38 <DesertRose>   Well, boring, but you don't want the excitement of a blown-out tire.
Jun 26 20:02:53 <Shiral>   That's the kind of excitement I really don't need, I know
Jun 26 20:02:54 <The_Bee>   PITA?
Jun 26 20:03:00 <DesertRose>   Pain In The...
Jun 26 20:03:12 <Shiral>    Better to pay for car tires than hospital bills and replacing a totaled car
Jun 26 20:03:13 <The_Bee>   LOL
Jun 26 20:03:18 <jemler>   just think, next week you can buy a new car to match your new tires! :)
Jun 26 20:03:19 <DesertRose>   Indeed, Shiral
Jun 26 20:03:35 <Shiral>   I don't think so, Jemler!
Jun 26 20:03:54 <jemler>   :)
Jun 26 20:03:57 <Shiral>   I got the new tires to avoid that scenario
Jun 26 20:04:06 <The_Bee>   I've had to replace 2 tires on my adult trike.
Jun 26 20:04:10 <DesertRose>   I have a whole new-to-me car.
Jun 26 20:04:20 <DesertRose>   Not new by any stretch of the imagination, as it
Jun 26 20:04:23 <DesertRose>   it's a 2002.
Jun 26 20:04:23 <Shiral>   Cool DR!
Jun 26 20:04:35 <DesertRose>   But it's in much better shape than my old car and it has a functioning A/C.
Jun 26 20:04:36 <revanne>   Never had a real new car but new to me's are good.
Jun 26 20:04:37 <KK>   I'm back.
Jun 26 20:04:39 <The_Bee>   in good condition?
Jun 26 20:04:46 <revanne>   Rehi
Jun 26 20:04:48 <The_Bee>   rehi kk
Jun 26 20:04:52 <DesertRose>   Not a functioning stereo but I can fudge that with my phone.
Jun 26 20:04:56 <DesertRose>   Rehi KK.
Jun 26 20:04:58 <DesertRose>   Yes.
Jun 26 20:05:19 <Shiral>   If it's better than the old car and it's cool, I say you came out ahead. =o)
Jun 26 20:05:49 <revanne>   Phone battery and human battery dying so will say goodnight.
Jun 26 20:05:58 <Shiral>   Night, Revanne
Jun 26 20:05:59 <DesertRose>   It's the Family Car.  My parents bought it in late 2003 to be my mom's car, then it briefly was DD's car until she started uni and fuel mileage concerns caused my stepdad to decide to trade cars with her (the car that is now mine has a six-cylinder engine and the car that was his and is now DD's has a four-cylinder engine).
Jun 26 20:06:01 <DesertRose>   G'night.
Jun 26 20:06:14 <The_Bee>   night, Trvanne
Jun 26 20:06:17 <DesertRose>   Let me try that again.  G'night, revanne
Jun 26 20:06:33 <KK>   Nighters, Revanne.
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Jun 26 20:07:01 <DesertRose>   So now that it's mine, it's belonged to all four of us.
Jun 26 20:07:18 <The_Bee>   Melantha is gazing up at me with soulful eyes.
Jun 26 20:07:25 <DesertRose>   Hi Melantha.
Jun 26 20:07:43 <The_Bee>   probably wants supper. BRB
Jun 26 20:08:15 <Shiral>   Slept in this morning. And my cat is so pampered, I waited until HE woke up to make the bed!
Jun 26 20:08:25 <DesertRose>   DD left her mark on it.  It has a Jedi Academy Alumni AND a Starfleet Academy Alumni sticker in the back windshield, which go nicely with my College of Charleston alumni static cling decal.  :D
Jun 26 20:08:34 <Evie>   LOL
Jun 26 20:08:52 <KK>   We,, we aren't allowed to make the beds around the cats.  We must wait until they vacate.  Sez so in the Cat's Handbook.
Jun 26 20:08:57 <DesertRose>   LOL, yes, KK.
Jun 26 20:09:10 <jemler>   Jedi Knights in Starfleet?
Jun 26 20:09:23 <Shiral>   He was lying on the pillow. I washed my face and got dressed, and waited for him to wake up.
Jun 26 20:09:34 <DesertRose>   Carys ignored the linen-changing process for the first several months of her residence with me, but of late, she has made the process most amusing.
Jun 26 20:09:51 <The_Bee>   Melantha frequently wakes me up.
Jun 26 20:09:59 <DesertRose>   Never let it be said that my DD is not a smart aleck.  :)
Jun 26 20:10:09 <Shiral>   He's lucky I was feeling mellow today. On workday mornings, if Dmitri doesn't move, I just cover him  up with the quilt and make the bed anyway
Jun 26 20:10:31 <DesertRose>   So you have a made bed with a lump of cat somewhere in it.  :)
Jun 26 20:10:50 <Shiral>   Yup. Dmitri Hill, I call it.
Jun 26 20:10:54 <DesertRose>   LOL
Jun 26 20:11:04 <The_Bee>   Two of my sheets have huge cat-made holes.
Jun 26 20:11:26 <Shiral>   Then the "hill" moves when he decides he's awake.
Jun 26 20:11:31 <DesertRose>   Merlin likes to snoopervise when my mom changes the linens on the nice big king-size bed in her and my stepdad's bedroom.
Jun 26 20:12:09 <DesertRose>   It's quite an adventure to change linens on a bed that large with a 17-lb cat's "assistance."
Jun 26 20:12:18 <Shiral>   Folding my clean clothes is rather like lion taming, as Dmitri loves to burrow into the warm clothes when I dump them on the bed prior to folding them
Jun 26 20:12:22 <DesertRose>   LOL
Jun 26 20:12:37 <Shiral>   "No! YOu can't have it, it's MY sock!
Jun 26 20:12:42 <Evie>   LOL
Jun 26 20:12:56 <DesertRose>   Catarina, one of the cats my family used to have until she died in 2009 at the age of 20, used to like to sleep in the towels fresh out of the dryer.
Jun 26 20:13:04 <The_Bee>   Melantha often helps me change the sheets.
Jun 26 20:13:07 <KK>   Little pink sock, little pink sock...
Jun 26 20:13:10 <DesertRose>   No other laundry, and not dirty.  Just the clean towels.
Jun 26 20:13:28 <Shiral>   Warm clean clothes or towels out of the dryer have definite cat-appeal
Jun 26 20:14:01 <DesertRose>   Which meant that one needed to fold the towels immediately or dry oneself after bathing with little brown-tabby cat hair on one's skin.
Jun 26 20:14:17 <The_Bee>   When I was a child, we had to return a kitten because he kept peeing on the clean laundry.
Jun 26 20:14:23 <DesertRose>   Oh dear
Jun 26 20:14:40 <Shiral>   If a painting of mine doesn't have a dry cat hair sticking to the paint, don't buy it--it's a forgery
Jun 26 20:14:44 <DesertRose>   LOL
Jun 26 20:14:53 <Evie>   LOL
Jun 26 20:15:03 <DesertRose>   No clothing ensemble of mine is complete without a few Carys hairs.  :)
Jun 26 20:15:04 <The_Bee>   LOL
Jun 26 20:15:14 <Shiral>   I have cat hairs embedded in the dry paint in the wells of my paint pallet
Jun 26 20:15:16 *   Eyikl (Mibbit@OWIRCN-91e71206.cable.earthlink.net) has joined
Jun 26 20:15:20 <DesertRose>   Hi Eyikl
Jun 26 20:15:25 <Evie>   Hi Eyikl
Jun 26 20:15:25 <The_Bee>   hi eyiki
Jun 26 20:15:26 <Shiral>   Hi Eyikl
Jun 26 20:15:29 <Eyikl>   hi everyone
Jun 26 20:16:11 <jemler>   rehi eyikl
Jun 26 20:16:44 <DesertRose>   I probably end up with not a few Carys hairs on my backside because she likes to sleep in my desk chair.  :)
Jun 26 20:17:10 <DesertRose>   But I lack the Give A Rip to worry about it.  :D
Jun 26 20:17:30 <Eyikl>   give a Rest In Peace?
Jun 26 20:17:33 <Shiral>   I gave up worrying about cat hair on clothing long ago--I know it's there, and always will be
Jun 26 20:17:44 <jemler>   get one of lint roller things, you know, a Carys-matic! :0
Jun 26 20:17:48 *   jemler ducks
Jun 26 20:18:02 <Shiral>   Dmitri's back
Jun 26 20:18:27 <DesertRose>   Eyikl, I think that might be an old-fashioned (possibly Southern) euphemism for give a damn.  :)
Jun 26 20:18:28 <Evie>   Evie smacks Jemler upside the head with a mackerel
Jun 26 20:18:38 *   DesertRose throws a catfish at jemler.
Jun 26 20:19:07 <DesertRose>   Rehi Dmitri.  :)
Jun 26 20:19:10 <jemler>   ah, things are back to normal.
Jun 26 20:19:43 <Shiral>   There's a cat tree with a nice nap spot for him NEXT to my desk. But he'd rather be supervising, I guess
Jun 26 20:20:11 <The_Bee>   or hoping for skritches
Jun 26 20:20:16 <Shiral>   Both.
Jun 26 20:20:21 <DesertRose>   Of course.  He must be simultaneously annoying and endearing.  It's in the Cat's Handbook KK mentioned.  :D
Jun 26 20:20:46 <Shiral>   I think he's editing the next edition. =o)
Jun 26 20:20:51 <DesertRose>   LOL
Jun 26 20:20:51 <jemler>   i've heard of dogwood, wormwood, butter cup, but never cattree.
Jun 26 20:21:11 <Shiral>   Kittens are ripening on mine
Jun 26 20:21:15 <Eyikl>   It's related to cattails
Jun 26 20:21:50 <jemler>   must be where fur trees come from.
Jun 26 20:21:58 <The_Bee>   It's a contraption with varying levels of places for a cat to climb or sit
Jun 26 20:22:05 *   DesertRose smacks jemler with a tuna.
Jun 26 20:22:25 <jemler>   otherwise called a human.
Jun 26 20:22:26 <Shiral>   Covered with carpet and sometimes sisal fiber so they can sharpen their claws
Jun 26 20:23:05 <DesertRose>   Bynw's two Bengal kitties destroyed their first cat tree.
Jun 26 20:23:23 <DesertRose>   It took them a few months, but they annihilated it.
Jun 26 20:23:24 <Shiral>   I've replace a tree or two in my time, also
Jun 26 20:23:46 <jemler>   my family is into dogs. what we know about cats comes from shooing them off the porch during mating season.
Jun 26 20:23:56 <Shiral>   I have one in my bedroom with a little platform at the top that is perfectly cat-butt and forepaws size
Jun 26 20:23:56 <Evie>   Wow, active kitties!
Jun 26 20:24:05 <DesertRose>   I grew up with both cats and dogs, but my living situation is not super dog friendly.
Jun 26 20:24:18 <DesertRose>   Yes, Bengals as a breed are quite active.
Jun 26 20:24:36 <The_Bee>   no cat tree here, but my neighbor gave me scrathing post because her cat refused to use it.
Jun 26 20:24:39 <DesertRose>   His girls should be slowing down some now, as they must be well into middle age by cat standards but that might not mean much.
Jun 26 20:24:51 <Shiral>   They're beautiful, but VERY active and talkative
Jun 26 20:24:59 <DesertRose>   Yes, they are gorgeous.
Jun 26 20:25:36 <Shiral>   Dmitri's a LITTLE more mellow than he  used to be, but....he still gets crazy eyes and zooms around a lot
Jun 26 20:25:57 <DesertRose>   I don't have a cat tree for Carys either, but she has a scratching pad she loves and she has three six-foot-tall bookshelves she can get on top of (with other furniture nearby for jumping points) so she doesn't lack for places to be.
Jun 26 20:26:15 <Shiral>   And every time I open a kitchen cabinet, he wants IN, as if he expects to find a portal to Narnia in there
Jun 26 20:26:35 <Evie>   LOL
Jun 26 20:26:38 <The_Bee>   Well, he'll soon have a fuzzy little companion to torment him.
Jun 26 20:27:24 <DesertRose>   Yeah, I had one bottom kitchen cabinet door that wouldn't stay closed, so I got maintenance to fix it, but the damage is done. Carys knows she can open it with her paw and go exploring among the pots and pans (which don't worry me) and the cleaning stuff (which does and I may end up moving all that stuff to a new home).
Jun 26 20:28:16 <The_Bee>   Dangerous stuff belongs on upper shelves if kiddies and pets are present.
Jun 26 20:28:51 <DesertRose>   Yeah.
Jun 26 20:29:15 <DesertRose>   When I originally put it there, there were no non-adult non-human residents of my apartment.
Jun 26 20:30:17 <KK>   Ah, Scott's just gotten back from a day-trip to DC, and I have to help him take his car up to Harrisonburg, so it will be there first thing in the morning when they open.
Jun 26 20:30:34 <The_Bee>   needing repair?
Jun 26 20:31:17 <DesertRose>   If he passed a small town called Front Royal on his way back, he passed by a cousin of mine.  :)
Jun 26 20:31:36 <KK>   Probably.  The on-board computer was showing nasty stuff on the way back.  :-(
Jun 26 20:31:40 <Evie>   Only the front is royal? Not the back too? 
Jun 26 20:31:41 <DesertRose>   Uh oh.  Ungood.
Jun 26 20:31:51 <Evie>   Oh dear.
Jun 26 20:31:51 *   DesertRose smacks Evie with a goldfish.
Jun 26 20:32:02 <Evie>   Poor goldfish
Jun 26 20:32:05 <DesertRose>   LOL
Jun 26 20:32:21 <KK>   Should be here next week--at 5 rather than 7, I know.
Jun 26 20:32:27 <DesertRose>   Okay, cool.
Jun 26 20:32:35 <Evie>   OK, looking forward to early chat
Jun 26 20:32:36 <DesertRose>   Isn't your mother's birthday 4th of July?
Jun 26 20:32:43 <Eyikl>   Is Ungood a 1984 reference?
Jun 26 20:32:45 *   KK steps onto her Portal, waves goodnight, and disappears in a shower of green sparkles.
Jun 26 20:32:49 <DesertRose>   Yes.  :)
Jun 26 20:32:50 <Shiral>   Bye, KK
Jun 26 20:32:51 <jemler>   nite kk
Jun 26 20:32:54 <Shiral>   Have a good work
Jun 26 20:32:59 <DesertRose>   Thanks for coming to see us, and have a good week!
Jun 26 20:33:00 <Shiral>    Good WEE!
Jun 26 20:33:02 <KK>   Yes, the 4th.
Jun 26 20:33:05 <Eyikl>   goodnight KK
Jun 26 20:33:12 <Shiral>   GOod WEEK. jeez, these are cut-rate fingers!
Jun 26 20:33:14 <DesertRose>   I hope whatever's wrong with Scott's car isn't too expensive to fix.
Jun 26 20:33:14 <jemler>   yes it is, as in double-plus ungood.
Jun 26 20:33:14 <The_Bee>   bye, KK.  Thanks for coming.   have a good week.
Jun 26 20:33:20 <KK>   Nighters.
Jun 26 20:33:24 <Lochiel>   Goodnight all
Jun 26 20:33:26 <DesertRose>   G'night!
Jun 26 20:33:27 *   KK has quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)