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Feb 05 17:28:08 <Jemler> hi kk
Feb 05 17:28:12 <revanne> That's a pain Evie
Feb 05 17:28:13 <Demercia> Hi KK
Feb 05 17:28:16 <Derynifank> Hi kk
Feb 05 17:28:20 <revanne> Hi KK
Feb 05 17:28:25 <drakensis> hi KK
Feb 05 17:28:30 <DesertRose> Hi KK!
Feb 05 17:28:37 <Evie> Maybe the sugars in blackberries? AnnieUK made a batch of blackberry mead once that she said was amazing (and she's not even a mead fan), but that she had to drink it in extreme moderation because it was very strong
Feb 05 17:28:45 <Evie> hi KK
Feb 05 17:28:57 <KK> Hi, guys. Sorry I'm late. We went to suss out an antique store we'd never been to before, and were a little behind schedule.
Feb 05 17:29:05 <Evie> I had a cherry mead last weekend that was fabulous
Feb 05 17:29:25 <revanne> Hope the store was good KK
Feb 05 17:29:32 <Jemler> i buy my mead from Hidden Legend winery in Montana.
Feb 05 17:29:42 <DesertRose> Antique stores are a good way to lose track of time.
Feb 05 17:29:46 <DesertRose> Almost as good as book shops.
Feb 05 17:30:10 <KK> It was ok, but we didn't buy anything. Their prices were a little ambitious.
Feb 05 17:30:10 <revanne> A few upmarket garden centres sell mead over here.
Feb 05 17:30:12 <Demercia> I have just been reading St Patrick's Gargoyle and loved it. I then sat in Evensong and wondered who was peering down at me from the triforium
Feb 05 17:30:19 <Derynifank> Guess it coukd be the sugar. Surprised we don't have a lot of drunk bears sibce they like blackberries
Feb 05 17:30:34 <Evie> They were proud of those antiques, huh?
Feb 05 17:30:35 <KK> LOL, Demercia. I had a lot of fun writing that one.
Feb 05 17:30:54 <Jemler> you need yeast to ferment the sugar.
Feb 05 17:31:23 <revanne> I've just read it too and really enjoyed it - the fun came through the writing.
Feb 05 17:31:39 <Demercia> I can imagine. Revanne and I had a city break in a Dublin and few years back and I think we need to go again.
Feb 05 17:31:45 <Evie> There are wild yeasts, jemler, so any fallen fruit is subject to fermenting if it lies there and starts to get overripe
Feb 05 17:32:02 <Evie> and sometimes animals do get tipsy on fermented fruit
Feb 05 17:32:06 <DesertRose> Yup. Wild yeasts are how you get sourdough bread.
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Feb 05 17:32:44 <DesertRose> Hi EPCarpenter
Feb 05 17:32:47 <Demercia> Is that why jam can go fizzy if you keep it too warm?
Feb 05 17:32:47 <Jemler> hi epc
Feb 05 17:32:48 <Evie> Hi EPC
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Feb 05 17:32:55 <DesertRose> Hi Bee
Feb 05 17:32:57 <Jemler> hi bee
Feb 05 17:33:01 <revanne> HHi
Feb 05 17:33:01 <KK> EP Carpenter, long time no see!
Feb 05 17:33:04 <Demercia> Hi EPC and Bee
Feb 05 17:33:11 <EPCarpenter> Hi everybody
Feb 05 17:33:20 <Evie> I've never experience fizzy jam, but then again mine lives in the fridge after it's opened, so maybe that's why
Feb 05 17:33:21 <EPCarpenter> Yup, been a bit.
Feb 05 17:33:22 <The_Bee> Hi everyone. Did I miss anything important?
Feb 05 17:33:36 <DesertRose> We're talking about fermentation and wild yeasts.
Feb 05 17:33:38 <Evie> Fuzzy jam, I've seen, and that gets tossed out. :-D
Feb 05 17:33:50 <Evie> Hi Bee
Feb 05 17:34:00 <The_Bee> as opposed to tame yeasts?
Feb 05 17:34:05 <DesertRose> LOL
Feb 05 17:34:11 <Derynifank> Hi Bee and epc
Feb 05 17:34:15 <EPCarpenter> Ah, fermentation... I have a pound of blacberries mellowing in a quart jar of moonshine at the moment. Delicious...
Feb 05 17:34:21 <Evie> Didn't see you come in, but then again my computer is being weird and giving me brief silences followed by several lines of text all rolling in at once
Feb 05 17:34:23 <revanne> Sometimes I just scrape the fuzz off and itís ok underneath.
Feb 05 17:34:26 <Demercia> That too
Feb 05 17:34:36 <Evie> "BRB, I have to go walk my yeast now...."
Feb 05 17:34:39 <DesertRose> LOL
Feb 05 17:34:48 <revanne> Lol
Feb 05 17:35:05 <Demercia> That's the last time I have jam at Revanne's !
Feb 05 17:35:09 <KK> Enjoying your retireent, EPC? Yesterday I came across that coin you sent me awhile back, and wondered how you were doing. You must have heard me thinking.e thinking.
Feb 05 17:35:37 <revanne> You're still alive Demercia
Feb 05 17:35:46 * Evie imagines putting a tiny harness and leash on my tame yeast
Feb 05 17:36:16 <EPCarpenter> I was caring for my wife full time- Stage 4 invasive ductal carcinome inflammatory brest cancer. It's a miracle- There is now no sign of it in her body. I can write and work on things again with a clear head.
Feb 05 17:36:19 <DesertRose> That would have to be a REALLY tiny harness and leash.
Feb 05 17:36:30 <Derynifank> Watch that yeast, it's sneaky
Feb 05 17:36:39 <KK> Wow, thank God for miracles!
Feb 05 17:36:43 <The_Bee> Great news, EPC!
Feb 05 17:36:46 <EPCarpenter> Yes!
Feb 05 17:36:46 <DesertRose> Oh jeez, EPCarpenter. I'm glad it's gone. May it stay gone!
Feb 05 17:36:50 <Evie> That's wonderful, EPC!
Feb 05 17:36:53 <Demercia> That's great news EPC
Feb 05 17:37:05 <Jemler> how is she feeling?
Feb 05 17:37:05 <revanne> That's great news.
Feb 05 17:37:25 <Derynifank> That's wonderful epic
Feb 05 17:37:28 <EPCarpenter> It's the newest drugs- They said that if she came down wityh it 4 years ago she would be dead right now.
Feb 05 17:37:32 <Derynifank> Epc
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Feb 05 17:37:45 <revanne> W
Feb 05 17:37:46 <DesertRose> Thank goodness for medical advancements!
Feb 05 17:37:56 <Jemler> someone spoke too soon.
Feb 05 17:38:15 <Derynifank> Uh oh mibbit is at it again
Feb 05 17:38:19 <KK> Wallop that cancer!
Feb 05 17:38:21 <revanne> What a blessing
Feb 05 17:38:21 <EPCarpenter> Yes. I lost my Mom in 2013 to cancer. I will always wonder what three years of advancements might have made for her.
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Feb 05 17:38:36 <revanne> Rehi
Feb 05 17:38:38 <The_Bee> wb demercia
Feb 05 17:38:43 <DesertRose> Cancer sucks. It took both my grandmothers (in different forms).
Feb 05 17:38:45 <Evie> rehi Demercia
Feb 05 17:38:49 <demercia> Rehi
Feb 05 17:38:49 <DesertRose> Rehi demercia
Feb 05 17:38:55 <Derynifank> Rehi
Feb 05 17:39:13 <Jemler> tomorrow is 20 years since my father died.
Feb 05 17:39:35 <revanne> Both my parents died of lung cancer but then they were lifelong smokers.
Feb 05 17:39:56 <EPCarpenter> Thankfully my Dad went quickly this summer. He had a nasty carcinoma on his back, and before he started treatment he suffered a massive heart attack and passed almost instantly- I don't thiunk he even felt the ground when he hit. I'm thankful for that.
Feb 05 17:39:57 <DesertRose> My paternal grandmother died of colon cancer and my maternal grandmother died of leukemia.
Feb 05 17:40:05 <The_Bee> Jemler, I hope you have some good memories of your dad.
Feb 05 17:40:30 <KK> That's a blessing, EPC.
Feb 05 17:41:07 <Evie> My grandfather died of throat cancer, for the same cause, although at least he made it to his late nineties first. When asked if he wanted to go through surgery, he asked, "Why, how much longer do you expect you can keep me around?" :-D (He was 97, I think.)
Feb 05 17:41:11 <EPCarpenter> The best. The family took a road trip down to Maryland to see his brother, my Uncle Jim, and his family. We had a wonderful day together, and the best talks on the way there and back. Three days later he was gone.
Feb 05 17:41:14 <KK> Scott's dad went very quickly like that, from a heart attack. He was telling a joke to one of his favorite customers, and was gone before he hit the floor.
Feb 05 17:41:25 <The_Bee> My BIL is currently being treated for a form of lymphoma.
Feb 05 17:42:10 <revanne> Not good Bee
Feb 05 17:42:15 <EPCarpenter> Dad passed among friends who knew CPR, and they had an ambulance in 2 minutes, and they couldn't save him. I'm content that it was his time.
Feb 05 17:42:21 <DesertRose> Cardiac death can be super quick.
Feb 05 17:42:38 <KK> I dougt there's anyone who hasn't been touched by cancer. What a scourge!
Feb 05 17:42:38 <The_Bee> he and my sis are back home in Vermont now.
Feb 05 17:42:49 <Derynifank> Which is bettervthan lingering in pain
Feb 05 17:43:09 <demercia> I m going to say goodnight, early start tomorrow. Revanne, her DH and I are going walking (no bears, or yeast) and I need to do some work before we leave. Nhave a good February everyone.
Feb 05 17:43:14 <DesertRose> Friday was four years since we lost Ambush, and the autopsy revealed that the cause of his death was a cardiac infection.
Feb 05 17:43:18 <DesertRose> G'night, demercia.
Feb 05 17:43:27 <Jemler> nite demercia
Feb 05 17:43:32 <Derynifank> Nite
Feb 05 17:43:35 <KK> G'night, Demercia.
Feb 05 17:43:38 <The_Bee> Nighters, demercia. Thanks for coming.
Feb 05 17:43:39 <EPCarpenter> I was adding it up- From my 2nd Great Grandfather the Civil War soldier all the way up to my Mother, every direct ancestor I have in that line rotted from cancer. Not promising...
Feb 05 17:43:45 <Evie> He was very young, wasn't he? IIRC, not even 30 yet?
Feb 05 17:43:47 <revanne> Goodnight
Feb 05 17:43:57 <DesertRose> He was about six weeks short of his 26th birthday.
Feb 05 17:44:08 <DesertRose> He would have been 30 in March of this year.
Feb 05 17:44:16 <EPCarpenter> GNight Demercia
Feb 05 17:44:18 <revanne> That's so sad at that age
Feb 05 17:44:22 <KK> So sad, to go so young.
Feb 05 17:44:23 <Evie> Goodnight Demercia
Feb 05 17:44:24 <Jemler> i'll be 54 in march.
Feb 05 17:44:26 <Derynifank> Such a loss
Feb 05 17:44:33 <Evie> (And Revanne, unless you are staying a little longer)
Feb 05 17:45:00 <revanne> No I'll hang around longer.
Feb 05 17:45:26 <revanne> Being an insomniac.
Feb 05 17:45:47 <Evie> See, it comes in handy every once in a while. :-)
Feb 05 17:45:57 <EPCarpenter> But on the upbeat, retirement is tops. My daughter is away at school in New Market, VA, the wife and I are getting ready to move to a nifty little ville called Berkeley Springs, WV, and I'm writing again.
Feb 05 17:46:05 <revanne> We're walking 13 miles tomorrow so hopefully it won't rain.
Feb 05 17:46:19 <Evie> Yah, EPC! Any more on your Albin story?
Feb 05 17:46:29 <Derynifank> Sounds great epc
Feb 05 17:46:38 <The_Bee> I aadmire your stamina. I'd have trouble walking one mile.
Feb 05 17:46:39 <DesertRose> Yay for retirement, boo for moving, because in my opinion, moving is high on the list of the World's Biggest Pains in the Rear End.
Feb 05 17:46:40 <KK> Berkeley Springs--that's right up the road from us! Hope you enjoy it.
Feb 05 17:47:13 <revanne> It's the only exercise I do Bee.
Feb 05 17:47:24 <DesertRose> Yay for writing, though.
Feb 05 17:47:26 <EPCarpenter> When I get time. I also write history. I caught a clue on a wild west character that turned into a book project. I need to crank that out before somebody else finds what I did and beats me into print.
Feb 05 17:47:30 <Derynifank> Glad you are writing again
Feb 05 17:47:40 <revanne> I can't go swimming because the chlorine affects my asthma.
Feb 05 17:47:50 <The_Bee> a real-life character?
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Feb 05 17:48:16 <revanne> Sounds interesting EPC
Feb 05 17:48:24 <Evie> Maybe you can find a salt water pool. They are becoming more of a thing recently
Feb 05 17:48:36 <EPCarpenter> We looked around. I originally wanted to go to Romney- The Wife vetoed that. Not enough shopping, etc nearby. She counterproposed Berkeley, we looked and fell in love with the place.
Feb 05 17:48:43 <revanne> That would be good.
Feb 05 17:49:14 <Jemler> it's about 3 hrs from me.
Feb 05 17:50:27 <EPCarpenter> Yes Bee, he was real. He went by the name Leslie but everybody knew it was an alias. Nobody ever figured out who he was before. I played a hunch, researched the man I suspected him to be, and found handwriting samples in my suspect's Civil War records at NARA in DC. The handwriting matches Leslie's.
Feb 05 17:50:32 <Evie> .
Feb 05 17:50:54 <The_Bee> Cool!
Feb 05 17:51:13 <drakensis> good for you
Feb 05 17:52:02 <revanne> I hope you manage to get into print before anyone else does.
Feb 05 17:52:18 <Jemler> brb
Feb 05 17:52:33 <Derynifank> Cool!
Feb 05 17:52:54 <EPCarpenter> I've been an historian my whole life- It took when I was a kid and never wore thin. Same with Fantasy! I think I probably will- I have two years of research done and 20,000 words on paper- Nobody else that I know of is working on him at the moment.
Feb 05 17:52:54 <The_Bee> Are you planning a scholarly work or a popular one?
Feb 05 17:54:38 <Derynifank> Anyone watching the super bowl ?
Feb 05 17:54:54 <The_Bee> Has it started yet?
Feb 05 17:55:22 <revanne> Speaking of history KK I've just read Lammas Night and tge blend of real world history and fiction was brilliant.
Feb 05 17:55:33 <EPCarpenter> Scholarly in the sense that I will footnote and index. I haven't decided whether I will divide it into two parts- An examination of the two men and the supporting evidence for them being one in the same, and then a narrative biography, or whether I will just go chapter to chapter in a timeline and fill in all blanks on both scores for the years under analysis
Feb 05 17:56:38 <Derynifank> Still pregame but puppy bowl getting ready to start, really cute and funny
Feb 05 17:56:54 <KK> Thanks re Lammas Night, Revanne. I loved working on that book. Talked to some of the people who actualy worked in that time frame or had known peoipke who did.
Feb 05 17:56:56 <revanne> Puppy bowl?
Feb 05 17:57:15 <EPCarpenter> But I want it to be fun and readable, and since I don't hold a PHD for which I have to safeguard a reputation and teaching position, I can pretty much do whatever I like with it.
Feb 05 17:57:24 <The_Bee> tv show in which dogs perform tricks.
Feb 05 17:57:38 <Derynifank> Yup, on aninal planet
Feb 05 17:57:52 <revanne> I loved the way Prince William was such a plausible character
Feb 05 17:57:56 <EPCarpenter> Pupp Bowl! Our friend the pooch rescue can't wait for that every year.
Feb 05 17:58:21 <KK> Of course, there was not yet a Prince William in the real royal family.
Feb 05 17:58:24 <revanne> Ah ok thanks Bee
Feb 05 17:58:48 <revanne> I hope it isn't prophetic KK!
Feb 05 17:59:01 <Derynifank> Puppys play their version of superbiwl
Feb 05 17:59:26 <The_Bee> ever see Extreme Pets? That was a fun watch. The dogs looked like they were having fun.
Feb 05 18:00:03 <EPCarpenter> William was originally supposed to be named George. When the name leaked to the British press, the headline in one paper was "It's a Boy George!" The name changed to William ten seconds after that!
Feb 05 18:00:09 <KK> Me too! Of course, since then there's been a real Prince William who died in an air crash: William of Gloucester, who would have been Duke if he hadn't wiped out in an air race.
Feb 05 18:01:03 <revanne> I'd forgotten that KK
Feb 05 18:01:33 <EPCarpenter> We are anticipating the new treatment of Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson that is coming out soon.
Feb 05 18:01:46 <DesertRose> Yeah, since Elizabeth's father's royal name was George (even if that's not what the family called him), it's a logical name for a royal son.
Feb 05 18:02:23 <The_Bee> Will he be George VII?
Feb 05 18:02:53 <EPCarpenter> Between St. George and all of the Hanoverian dynasty Georges since 1700, it was a strong contender for a name.
Feb 05 18:03:02 <DesertRose> Yup
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Feb 05 18:03:40 <KK> I'm being intrigued by the new Victoria series that's currently running on PBS: Episode 3 tonight. And I hope The Crown will be coming leter in the year.
Feb 05 18:04:02 <revanne> I would think so Bee although there's Charles III and William V first
Feb 05 18:04:04 <EPCarpenter> That's the one- The Crown. Edward VIII.
Feb 05 18:04:06 <DesertRose> I'd like to watch that, but I don't own a TV.
Feb 05 18:04:18 <DesertRose> My mom might be DVRing it, though (Victoria).
Feb 05 18:04:31 <drakensis> It's unlikely Prince William would choose to be King George. It's been suggested that his father might choose to be George VI (George is one of his middle names but not one of William's)
Feb 05 18:04:32 <KK> I also recommend the new series on Henry VIII and his 6 wives,that finishes tonight. A different take, and an interesting fraework on telling the story.
Feb 05 18:04:51 <Derynifank> Anyone following the vi wives of Henry VIII on PBS?
Feb 05 18:05:24 <DesertRose> Mom recorded a two-part program that aired on PBS about Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and saved it for me to watch.
Feb 05 18:05:38 <KK> It will be interesting to see if any of the current royal men in line will opt for diferent regnal names.
Feb 05 18:05:49 <EPCarpenter> I've always had my doubts about Henry VIII and his historical portrayls. I don't think he was quite as calculating and bloodthirsty as they like to tell it.
Feb 05 18:06:02 <DesertRose> The historian who narrated it did something that made me wig the heck out; she was handling a prayer book that supposedly belonged to Anne Boleyn, and she was handling it with her bare hands!
Feb 05 18:06:25 <EPCarpenter> White gloves ot nothing!
Feb 05 18:06:40 <EPCarpenter> or nothing...
Feb 05 18:06:52 <KK> I watched 2 episoides of The Tudors last night; missed it when it was first playing. Since it was filmed in Ireland, some of it right next door to us, I was particularl intersted to see if I could recognize any locations.
Feb 05 18:07:06 <revanne> Apparently that's recommended now as being less harmful than fabric or so Demercia tells me.
Feb 05 18:07:08 <The_Bee> could you?
Feb 05 18:07:18 <DesertRose> I don't think he originally was, EPCarpenter, but he suffered a bad concussion in a jousting accident, and I think that changed his temperament for the worse, and then he later wound up with that leg ulcer that left him in permanent pain, which never does anyone's temperament any favors.
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Feb 05 18:07:50 <DesertRose> Rehi Evie
Feb 05 18:07:50 <The_Bee> wb evie
Feb 05 18:07:53 <KK> The jousing yard was definitely at the stables next door to us. And one of the scenes last night was shot at Kilruddery, the estate next door on the other side.
Feb 05 18:08:00 <EPCarpenter> And he was covering the pain with that timeless pain killer, alcohol...
Feb 05 18:08:04 <DesertRose> Yup
Feb 05 18:08:04 <Jemler> the leg he wore the garter on?
Feb 05 18:08:09 <revanne> Yes I've heard the suggestion that he suffered brain damage.
Feb 05 18:08:11 <Evie> Hi. Stupid connection issues. :-(
Feb 05 18:08:44 <revanne> Rehi glad you're back
Feb 05 18:08:48 <Evie> What show is this, KK?
Feb 05 18:08:51 <KK> I lost my mibbit bookmark, so I've been using the one from the website.
Feb 05 18:08:57 <DesertRose> Well, it's known that in that jousting accident, he took a head injury that left him unconscious for a while, which almost certainly means a nasty concussion.
Feb 05 18:09:05 <drakensis> And it's important to remember that the accident was when he was 45 - until then he was very athletic - the vast majority of Henry's reputation was shaped by his later years
Feb 05 18:09:09 <KK> Henry VIII amd his 6 Wives.
Feb 05 18:10:11 <revanne> And his desire for a male heir in that era was not machismo but prudence.
Feb 05 18:10:18 <DesertRose> Very true, drakensis
Feb 05 18:10:22 <EPCarpenter> Funny this came up- One of the new premises in my Leslie biography is that he took two nasty grazing wounds to the head and actually lost skull bone. His erratic and sometimes violent drunken behavior after that hasn't been linked to that before, and I'm exploring that.
Feb 05 18:10:26 <DesertRose> Also true, revanne
Feb 05 18:10:45 <drakensis> absolutely, female succession had no good precedents at the time
Feb 05 18:10:51 <Jemler> brb. dinner.
Feb 05 18:11:11 <KK> THey did play fast and loose with history, in The Tudors, with the suggestion that Cardinal Wolsey took his own life--and then said that this must never come to public knowledge. Well, duh.
Feb 05 18:11:35 <DesertRose> Yup, and the costumes, especially the women's, were WAY too sexy.
Feb 05 18:11:47 <KK> Not at all acurate.
Feb 05 18:11:50 <DesertRose> Nope
Feb 05 18:11:54 <EPCarpenter> Artistic License and History mix about as well as gas and matches.
Feb 05 18:12:14 <DesertRose> LOL, true, EPCarpenter
Feb 05 18:12:26 <revanne> Given the lack of heating covering up was not just about modesty.
Feb 05 18:12:28 <The_Bee> Shakespeare was a bit loose with facts in his historical plays, wasn't he?
Feb 05 18:12:34 <DesertRose> True, revanne
Feb 05 18:12:38 <DesertRose> Sometimes, yes, Bee.
Feb 05 18:12:43 <KK> The Henry VIII series has pretty good historical costumes, and hair styles, and lack of makeup.
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Feb 05 18:12:59 <DesertRose> He was also writing for Tudor patrons, so he had to make them happy since they were paying the bills.
Feb 05 18:13:10 <EPCarpenter> But Old Willy S never claimed to be any kind of historian. He was an entertainer.
Feb 05 18:13:13 <Derynifank> But his pkays were fiction, not history
Feb 05 18:13:15 <DesertRose> True
Feb 05 18:13:23 <revanne> Alas poor Evie
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Feb 05 18:13:31 <The_Bee> rehi
Feb 05 18:13:35 <DesertRose> Evie's internet connection needs a swift kick in the posterior.
Feb 05 18:13:37 <DesertRose> Rehi
Feb 05 18:14:07 <EPCarpenter> Alas poor Henry VIII- We knouted him well, and he went a bit nutty...
Feb 05 18:14:43 <Evie_> Argh
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Feb 05 18:14:46 <DesertRose> It seems like he always did have a temper, but the head injury and the leg ulcer magnified it.
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Feb 05 18:15:16 <drakensis> hard to say what's historically accurate after all this time. I was reading Alison Weir's biography of Kathrine Swynford and there's very little certainty even if what we know suggests matters were well known at the time
Feb 05 18:15:26 <drakensis> granted, that's a little earlier historically
Feb 05 18:15:27 <EPCarpenter> Pain never makes people happy, and with people with absolute power and short tempers, well...
Feb 05 18:15:30 <DesertRose> Yup
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Feb 05 18:15:35 <DesertRose> I have that book too, drakensis
Feb 05 18:15:53 <drakensis> mine was a christmas gift
Feb 05 18:15:53 <Derynifank> Always thought it was a shame that they didn't know that the woman had nothing to do with the sex if the baby
Feb 05 18:16:01 <DesertRose> LOL, mine too, a few years ago.
Feb 05 18:16:55 <DesertRose> Derynifank, I always saw it as one of history's/fate's biggest practical jokes on Henry VIII, that not only was it that he was firing X chromosomes, but also that Elizabeth I turned out to be a pretty damn good queen.
Feb 05 18:16:59 <The_Bee> There was a time whenthey didn't believe the mother was much more than an incubator for the fetus.
Feb 05 18:17:25 <The_Bee> Henry did have a bastard son.
Feb 05 18:17:26 <Derynifank> Got to go, dinnertime . Have a great week everyone
Feb 05 18:17:32 * drakensis shrugs. for irony, Eleanor of Aquitaine was divorced for not bearing sons for her first husband. then she gave four to the second husband
Feb 05 18:17:33 <DesertRose> Okay, g'night, Derynifank
Feb 05 18:17:39 <revanne> Good night
Feb 05 18:17:43 <The_Bee> bye DFK. Glas you came
Feb 05 18:17:44 <DesertRose> Yup.
Feb 05 18:17:46 <drakensis> yes, poor old Henry Fitzroy
Feb 05 18:17:54 <drakensis> history could have been very different if he lived
Feb 05 18:18:11 <Evie> Goodnight
Feb 05 18:18:22 <revanne> Who then gave her husb
Feb 05 18:18:24 <EPCarpenter> Elizabeth was incredibly lucky, and England along with her. A number of times, right up until the death of her older sister, she was under constant threat of exile or execution. It was a minor miracle that she made it to the throne at all.
Feb 05 18:18:27 <Evie> Luke is here not being transparent
Feb 05 18:18:27 <KK> He was still from the wrong side of the blanket.
Feb 05 18:18:31 <DesertRose> True, EPCarpenter
Feb 05 18:18:34 <Derynifank> Goodnight
Feb 05 18:18:53 <revanne> Who then gave that husband hell.
Feb 05 18:18:55 <The_Bee> I read once that Henry was about to legitimize H. Fitzroy when the kid died.
Feb 05 18:18:56 <Evie> I am attempting to read through a screen of feline back hair
Feb 05 18:19:06 <drakensis> KK: yes, but he'd been given significant titles and would have been a power player for his half-siblings even if he wasn't a claimant
Feb 05 18:19:08 <DesertRose> Hi Luke.
Feb 05 18:19:24 <drakensis> revanne: Eleanor gave both her husbands hell
Feb 05 18:19:39 <drakensis> there's a reason both of them locked her up.
Feb 05 18:19:42 <The_Bee> When did Luke turn black?
Feb 05 18:19:44 <DesertRose> Eleanor of Aquitaine was a feisty sort.
Feb 05 18:19:48 <revanne> True but Louis escaped
Feb 05 18:20:21 <drakensis> and since he had sons by his next marriage it was sort of a happy ending for them both
Feb 05 18:21:57 <DesertRose> If I've done my research correctly, I'm descended from her.
Feb 05 18:21:59 <revanne> I'm going to call it a night. Enjoyed chatting -night everyone.
Feb 05 18:22:03 <DesertRose> G'night, revanne
Feb 05 18:22:06 <drakensis> night revanne
Feb 05 18:22:08 <EPCarpenter> Continental Dynastic Politics- History would have been drab without it.
Feb 05 18:22:14 <DesertRose> LOL, EPCarpenter
Feb 05 18:22:14 <Evie> hair on his back, Bee, not black hair
Feb 05 18:22:18 <drakensis> DR: quite possible
Feb 05 18:22:28 <The_Bee> nighters, Revanne. Enjoy your walk.
Feb 05 18:22:36 <EPCarpenter> GNight Revanne
Feb 05 18:22:38 <revanne> Thank you
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Feb 05 18:22:57 <Evie> Goodnight, revanne
Feb 05 18:23:21 <The_Bee> oops, I see that niow, Evie
Feb 05 18:25:02 <EPCarpenter> But, at least the Brits still know where the bulk of their regalia and crown jewels are.
Feb 05 18:25:09 <DesertRose> LOL, true
Feb 05 18:25:19 <drakensis> well. the current set. we've misplaced a few historically
Feb 05 18:26:18 <KK> Drakensis, where are you?
Feb 05 18:26:32 <drakensis> Leeds, in Yorkshire
Feb 05 18:26:33 <Evie> Did you try looking between the couch cushions?
Feb 05 18:26:34 <EPCarpenter> I think it's damn neat that for all of the years after WW2, while the Russians and the communists were turning Hungary upside down looking for the Crown of St. Stephen and the Hungarian crown jewels, they were in the one place the Kremlin couldn't touch them.
Feb 05 18:27:04 <drakensis> Evie: yes, but some of them seem to have fallen off boats
Feb 05 18:27:32 <KK> Where were they, EPC?
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Feb 05 18:28:02 <EPCarpenter> US Federal Gold Depository, Ft. Knox.
Feb 05 18:28:17 <KK> Well, that should be a safe enough place.
Feb 05 18:29:11 <EPCarpenter> Yup! Carter returned them during his term, after securing an ironclad promise that they belonged to the people of Hungary as a heritage and not the government.
Feb 05 18:30:00 <The_Bee> How did they get to Fort Know in the first place?
Feb 05 18:30:05 <The_Bee> Knox
Feb 05 18:31:17 <EPCarpenter> At the beginning of WW2, the Hungarians smuggled them out of the country so that the Nazis couldn't get their hands on them. When the Brits sent the Magna Carta and other treasures to Ft Knox for safekeeping until after the war, the Hungarian treasures came too.
Feb 05 18:31:31 <KK> Good thinking.
Feb 05 18:32:05 <KK> Otherwise, they might have ended up with the Amber Room and other looted treasures that have never been found.
Feb 05 18:32:05 <EPCarpenter> It made sense- If the enemy got so far as to have access to Ft Knox, all was lost anyway.
Feb 05 18:32:08 <The_Bee> ty for the info, EPC
Feb 05 18:32:27 <EPCarpenter> You're welcome.
Feb 05 18:32:58 <KK> So, when do you make your move, EPC?
Feb 05 18:34:09 <KK> And Evie, will you be attending Dragoncon this year?
Feb 05 18:35:10 <EPCarpenter> There were many such cool stories from WW2. My other favorite is the story of the Norwegian kids who were enlisted to sled gold bars from the hidden cache of the Norwegian treasury down to the side of the sea and bury them in the snow, then build snowmen on top of them. British and Norwegian sailors would come ashore that nioght, get the gold from under the n
Feb 05 18:35:12 <Evie> I doubt it, unless DH and/or I end up in a permanent job that will allow us to have enough spare income for it
Feb 05 18:35:23 <EPCarpenter> We plan to move in the spring KK
Feb 05 18:36:10 <KK> That's cool about the snowmen, EPC. I hadn't heard that story before.
Feb 05 18:36:46 <KK> Evie, will keep my fingers crossed for permanent jobs.
Feb 05 18:37:02 <EPCarpenter> I remember it as a child. My wife, an elementary school teacher remembered it too and after many years got a copy of the book we both knew it from.
Feb 05 18:37:05 <Evie> Thank you
Feb 05 18:37:31 <KK> What's the name of the book, EPC?
Feb 05 18:37:46 <EPCarpenter> I'll have to ask Judi when she gets home.
Feb 05 18:38:00 <KK> You do know, by the way, that it gets rally hot in the summer in Berkeley Springs.
Feb 05 18:38:10 <KK> rally hot, too
Feb 05 18:38:23 <KK> really, really hot.
Feb 05 18:38:26 <Evie> My current position is considered long-term termporary, so I could well still be there when it's time for Dragoncon, but right now it's just paying for needs with precious little left over for wants.
Feb 05 18:38:33 <EPCarpenter> How hot?
Feb 05 18:39:00 <KK> 90's and humid, or at least it was that hot the several times I was there in, say, July.
Feb 05 18:39:22 <EPCarpenter> We wouldn't be right in town- We are looking at a place a few miles out, over the ridge.
Feb 05 18:39:25 <KK> Harper's Ferry was also beastly hot.
Feb 05 18:39:42 <EPCarpenter> Harper's Ferry is also bestly overpriced.
Feb 05 18:40:01 <KK> Should be better, then. We went tramping through the many antique shops, which were not AC'd. Just dripping.
Feb 05 18:40:13 <EPCarpenter> We like it because we would be 30 minutes from family in Boonesboro.
Feb 05 18:40:46 <KK> That sounds good. Berkeley Springs was where I discovered Moose Tracks ice cream. Yum!
Feb 05 18:41:05 <DesertRose> I think Elkhound, who is active on the forums, although I don't think he's ever come to chat, is in WV somewhere.
Feb 05 18:41:32 <EPCarpenter> We saw the shops- The art colony/antique trade was a seller to us too- Less bikers and meth cookers/heroin refiners, more tourists.
Feb 05 18:41:36 <KK> And in a little spream right near the ice cream shop, we saw a copperhead swimming in the stream. Eeeeee.
Feb 05 18:42:18 <EPCarpenter> I like copperheads and rattlers. They squirm a lot when I shoot them in the head.
Feb 05 18:42:19 <Evie> eek!
Feb 05 18:42:28 <KK> Pretty little town, though.
Feb 05 18:43:02 <EPCarpenter> Looks like it's somewhat bicycle friendly too. lots of parallel streets wiyth no traffidc.
Feb 05 18:43:27 <KK> Yep, as long as it isn't too hot. I don't do hot well anymore.
Feb 05 18:44:03 <EPCarpenter> I might even take up the one hobby I have been abstaining from for lack of room for years- Stained Glass. Just love it but can't do it here.
Feb 05 18:44:37 <KK> Then, you need to find a place with lots of room!
Feb 05 18:45:00 <EPCarpenter> We did. Judi and I would have a ton of craft and shop space.
Feb 05 18:45:23 <KK> Sounds like just the ticket, then.
Feb 05 18:45:55 <The_Bee> How difficult is stained glass to do?
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Feb 05 18:46:21 <EPCarpenter> A few acres of land at the edge of the woods too. I see a stone barbecue/fire pit, gazebo and maybe a greenhouse in out future too.
Feb 05 18:47:01 <KK> That sounds delightful. I take it you've found the right spot, and are just waiting for the spring to move?
Feb 05 18:48:05 <Jemler> i'm back.
Feb 05 18:48:12 <DesertRose> WB, Jemler
Feb 05 18:48:43 <EPCarpenter> Stained glass isn't so much difficult as it is meticulous. You need a vision, then you mock up what you want, cut the mockup into templates from which you can trace it to glass, and with the exception of painted tints should you wish that detail, it's all piecing together and bending and soldering the channel lead stock to hold it. Part art, part imagination,
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Feb 05 18:48:57 <Jemler> just in time for everyone to leave!
Feb 05 18:49:10 <drakensis> speaking of which, good night
Feb 05 18:49:20 <EPCarpenter> GNight drakensis
Feb 05 18:49:23 <Jemler> nite drakensis
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Feb 05 18:49:26 <KK> Good night, Drakensis.
Feb 05 18:49:27 <DesertRose> Rehi Evie
Feb 05 18:49:29 <The_Bee> bye drakensis
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Feb 05 18:49:33 <DesertRose> I missed drakensis.
Feb 05 18:49:37 <DesertRose> He always bails so fast.
Feb 05 18:49:47 <Evie> And I missed drakensis
Feb 05 18:50:15 <KK> I think we're low on people tonight because of the Superbowl. Nor not. Don't know if we have many fans among us.
Feb 05 18:50:23 <Jemler> i'm still tired from this week.
Feb 05 18:50:23 <KK> Football fans, that is.
Feb 05 18:50:42 <Evie> DR, I guess you will need to post the transcript, given how much I've missed with all the interruptions
Feb 05 18:50:50 <Jemler> here. i could win as much as $1500
Feb 05 18:50:52 <Evie> We often have twice this many, KK
Feb 05 18:51:03 <Evie> Or at least five or six more people than are here tonight
Feb 05 18:51:05 <EPCarpenter> No teams I am interested in are playing so I'm good. If Seattle or San Diego were playing, I'd be glued.
Feb 05 18:51:06 <The_Bee> New England is playing, but I'd rather find out when it's all over.
Feb 05 18:51:07 <KK> Or many more.
Feb 05 18:51:37 <KK> It's Melissa's birthday, so she's excused.
Feb 05 18:51:40 <Evie> I'll catch the commercials on YouTube. That's the only part of the Superbowl that interests me
Feb 05 18:51:48 <KK> Me too.
Feb 05 18:51:56 <Jemler> with me the falcons score must end with 5, patriots with 3 for me to win.
Feb 05 18:52:08 <Evie> If someone is hosting a Superbowl party, I'm mainly there for the friendship and food
Feb 05 18:52:32 <KK> That would be the only thing to lure me to watch a superbowl.
Feb 05 18:52:59 <EPCarpenter> Eh, Superbowl... With New England playing, the buildup is a bit overinflated if you ask me ;-)
Feb 05 18:53:08 <Evie> and I'll only pay attention to the TV if the commercials are on. :-D
Feb 05 18:53:08 <KK> But whatever floats your boat. Some folks are really into football.
Feb 05 18:53:24 <Evie> Yes, it's the state religion here.
Feb 05 18:53:34 <EPCarpenter> The melissa McCarty commercial is hysterical
Feb 05 18:54:25 <Evie> Specifically the Alabama vs Auburn rivalry. I will watch the last quarter of the Iron Bowl, if it happens to be on a channel I can get, and I lukewarmly root for Auburn since DH is an Auburn grad, but that's my sum total of football viewing for the year
Feb 05 18:54:41 <KK> We, on the other hand, went to a baroque ensemble concert Friday night; much more our speed. It's a group called Three Notch'd Road, and they're excellent.
Feb 05 18:54:43 <EPCarpenter> I had hoped to see a Superbowl from the stands with my Dad just once, but when it was in NJ I couldn't take him to that cold venue. Now, it's too late...
Feb 05 18:55:01 <Evie> That sounds like fun
Feb 05 18:55:33 <DesertRose> I've used the Super Bowl as a convenient excuse to get together with friends and eat junk food.
Feb 05 18:55:34 <Evie> The concert, I mean, though I wish you'd had the opportunity to take your dad to one, EPC
Feb 05 18:55:42 <DesertRose> That's about the extent of my caring about it.
Feb 05 18:55:57 <EPCarpenter> One of our favorite comics, Jeanne Robertson makes jokes about that rivalry and a few others. Like you said, state religion down south!
Feb 05 18:55:59 <DesertRose> Evie, I've got the transcript; no worries.
Feb 05 18:56:12 <Evie> For me, that convenient excuse used to be called "gaming night," but it was tabletop gaming (usually Star Wars), not football. :-D
Feb 05 18:56:26 <DesertRose> This year, no Super Bowl parties for me. Digestion is still being ridiculous so no point.
Feb 05 18:56:35 <Jemler> Epc, did you see the one about the grocery store?
Feb 05 18:56:40 <EPCarpenter> I did plenty of cool things with Dad. That was just another one of those reminder not to put things off.
Feb 05 18:56:45 <KK> Well, on that note, I think I'll check out for tonight, and see you next week at our usual time.
Feb 05 18:56:52 <Jemler> nite kk
Feb 05 18:56:55 <EPCarpenter> With the pound cakes?
Feb 05 18:57:01 <Jemler> yes!
Feb 05 18:57:04 <DesertRose> Okay, g'night KK! Thanks for coming to see us, and have a good week!
Feb 05 18:57:20 <Evie> Tabletop gaming (mostly Star Wars) used to be my convenient excuse to hang out with friends eating junk food, DR. ;-)
Feb 05 18:57:25 <Evie> Goodnight, KK!
Feb 05 18:57:28 <EPCarpenter> GNight KK- Great to catch up with everyone! I'll be more regular from now on I think.
Feb 05 18:57:29 <KK> DR, what's the problem with the digestive issues? Are they getting closer to sorting it out?
Feb 05 18:57:35 <DesertRose> Still no idea.
Feb 05 18:57:51 <DesertRose> I have an appointment on Wednesday morning for some sort of specialized MRI to look at my bile ducts.
Feb 05 18:57:55 <The_Bee> byek KK. Thanks for coming. See you next week, I hope
Feb 05 18:57:58 <Evie> Good, EPC
Feb 05 18:58:16 <EPCarpenter> Hysterical! The Style in New York City one is bonkers too! We saw her live last year- Best money I've spent.
Feb 05 18:58:20 <KK> Do you still have your gall bladder? That can cause all kinds of problems, and once it's gone, if that's what it is, you'll feel like a new woman.
Feb 05 18:58:39 <DesertRose> In the interim, I still can't eat anything but bananas, rice, or toast, I'm still somewhat nauseated pretty much constantly, I'm in pain, and there are some other issues that are a bit TMI.
Feb 05 18:58:47 <DesertRose> Gallbladder came out in August 2001.
Feb 05 18:59:13 <The_Bee> I hope you get it sorted out soon, DR
Feb 05 18:59:23 <KK> Hmmm. Well, good luck sorting it out. May Wednesday's medical adventure bring you answers and a cure.
Feb 05 18:59:27 <DesertRose> Thanks.
Feb 05 18:59:55 * KK steps onto her Portal, waves goodnight, and disappears in a shower ofr green sparkles.
Feb 05 19:00:08 <EPCarpenter> My wife has been going through a shift in metabolism- She can't eat any soy or corn nor food with those additives. Have you tried eliminating gluten, soy or corn one by one?
Feb 05 19:00:09 <KK> Nighters, all.
Feb 05 19:00:24 <Evie> Oh look, my phone alarm just went off to say it's time for chat! Oops. :-D
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