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KK Chat -- 18 March 2018
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:34:24 pm »
Mar 18 19:14:10 *   KK has joined
Mar 18 19:14:14 <Evie>   Hi KK
Mar 18 19:14:15 <bynw>   hiyas KK
Mar 18 19:14:17 <Shiral>   I just finished the loaf of Kugelhopf I baked last week
Mar 18 19:14:18 <Jerusha>   Hi KK
Mar 18 19:14:19 <derynifank>   happy birthday early Bee. Hope it's a good one
Mar 18 19:14:20 <KK>   Hello, folks.
Mar 18 19:14:22 <Shiral>   Hello, KK
Mar 18 19:14:28 <The_Bee>   Hi KK!
Mar 18 19:14:39 <derynifank>   Hi KK
Mar 18 19:14:58 <DesertRose>   https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/silverstone-feed-data/8c37a609-bfae-4036-84f0-df90e6ef4d54.jpg/r0_0_4096_2304_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg
Mar 18 19:15:00 <DesertRose>   Hi KK!
Mar 18 19:15:27 <Shiral>   Happy Birthday ahead of schedule, Bee
Mar 18 19:15:27 <The_Bee>   I LOVE it!!!
Mar 18 19:15:30 <DesertRose>   (The link above is a much prettier cake than I could ever manage, for Bee's birthday.)
Mar 18 19:15:50 <Jerusha>   Wonderful, DR
Mar 18 19:15:59 <bynw>   it has bee's on it ... ::shivers::
Mar 18 19:16:00 <Evie>   Nice cake!
Mar 18 19:16:02 <DesertRose>   :)
Mar 18 19:16:03 <derynifank>   That is a great cake
Mar 18 19:16:08 <bynw>   cute though
Mar 18 19:16:18 <KK>   Oh, excellent cake for or Bee.
Mar 18 19:16:21 <DesertRose>   Yes, bynw, but they are bees made of frosting or fondant or something else edible.
Mar 18 19:16:30 <Shiral>   definitely a cute cake!
Mar 18 19:16:37 <DesertRose>   RL bees are not my jam either, since I'm violently allergic to stings.
Mar 18 19:16:45 <Jerusha>   Edible bees are a bit disconcerting
Mar 18 19:16:50 <DesertRose>   (as in insect bees, not Chat!Bee)
Mar 18 19:16:56 <The_Bee>   Are you allergic to bee stings, Bynw?
Mar 18 19:17:18 <bynw>   no, i've been stung before. i just have a severe phobia
Mar 18 19:17:23 <KK>   szaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Mar 18 19:17:27 <Shiral>   How has your week been, KK?
Mar 18 19:17:30 <Jerusha>   ???
Mar 18 19:17:33 <jemler>   hi kk, jerusha, shiral
Mar 18 19:17:35 <KK>   That was Sasha.
Mar 18 19:17:39 <Evie>   I like bees, since bees = honey.  But then again, I'm not allergic, and rarely get stung.
Mar 18 19:17:41 <DesertRose>   Oh, I was going to say it was Gus.
Mar 18 19:17:41 <Jerusha>   Oh, good.
Mar 18 19:17:43 <The_Bee>   Hello, Sasha
Mar 18 19:17:46 <DesertRose>   Hi Sasha!
Mar 18 19:17:49 <Shiral>   Ah, okay. Kitty paws!
Mar 18 19:17:51 <Jerusha>   Hi Sasha
Mar 18 19:17:51 <Evie>   Hi Sasha
Mar 18 19:18:02 <The_Bee>   I also thought "///gus"!
Mar 18 19:18:06 <Evie>   It looks like she tried to type her name
Mar 18 19:18:06 <bynw>   kitties typing!
Mar 18 19:18:13 <KK>   Gus, when last seen 10 in. or so ago, was still down at the cottage.
Mar 18 19:18:14 <Jerusha>   I'm not that fond of honey, but I do have a few recipes I use it in
Mar 18 19:18:22 <Evie>   But she left out a few letters and stretched out the a's
Mar 18 19:18:24 <Shiral>   Maybe Sasha wants to be a co-author?
Mar 18 19:18:34 <DesertRose>   I was told that my fear of bees doesn't qualify as a phobia, since a phobia by definition is an irrational fear or hatred of something, and I have very good reasons for being afraid of bees (since a sting means "Time to engage Epi-Pen and call EMS" for me).
Mar 18 19:18:41 <The_Bee>   I thought Sasha was male.
Mar 18 19:18:51 <DesertRose>   I have a wonderful recipe for a honey cake.  It's delicious!
Mar 18 19:19:23 <Evie>   Maybe KK's Sasha is male.  The (human) Sasha I knew was female.
Mar 18 19:19:34 <KK>   Sasha is male.  It's short for Alexander.
Mar 18 19:19:36 <bynw>   mine is a phobia and it really gets in the way during the summer months
Mar 18 19:19:40 <Evie>   Ah, OK.
Mar 18 19:19:41 <DesertRose>   It's a (Russian?) nickname for Alexander or Alexandra.
Mar 18 19:19:48 <Shiral>   By the way, we have virtual Irish Soda Bread on the chat Tea Table KK. And yes, there's butter AND honey. =o)
Mar 18 19:19:49 <DesertRose>   (The name Sasha, that is)
Mar 18 19:19:51 <Jerusha>   Totally understand, Bynw
Mar 18 19:20:16 <bynw>   i've gotten out of a moving car because a bee was in it
Mar 18 19:20:24 <DesertRose>   Yikes!
Mar 18 19:20:26 <Shiral>   I'm more bothered by wasps than bees
Mar 18 19:20:31 <DesertRose>   Understandable, but yikes!
Mar 18 19:20:37 <Jerusha>   Anything with a stinger is bad
Mar 18 19:20:38 *   The_Bee adds fresh, warm manchet bread to the table.
Mar 18 19:20:54 <derynifank>   How did you do that, was it going very fast?
Mar 18 19:20:58 <DesertRose>   I'm okay with bumblebees, because they don't sting and they mostly wouldn't even want to, because they just want to get to the flowers.
Mar 18 19:21:03 <Shiral>   Actually we need bees for pollination. And Butterflies, for the same reason
Mar 18 19:21:13 <DesertRose>   Wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets are another story entirely.
Mar 18 19:21:17 <Evie>   My best friend's name is Alexander, but he shortens it to Xander. Though I don't call him that since I met him online, so I'm more used to his online name, since I've been using it for over 20 years. LOL!
Mar 18 19:21:21 <Jerusha>   I'm OK with that, so long as they aren't around me
Mar 18 19:21:33 <DesertRose>   Yeah, I appreciate the work bees do to ensure that we can all eat.
Mar 18 19:21:44 <bynw>   originally yes but the driver managed to slow down and get to the shoulder of the road before i reached the door, at least that is what they tell me. i have no true memory of what happened, only the stories told by others that were there
Mar 18 19:21:46 <DesertRose>   I would just prefer that they go pollinate AWAY from me.
Mar 18 19:21:47 <JudyWard>   I'm back! Hi, KK.
Mar 18 19:22:10 <The_Bee>   Someone is trying o invent robotic drone-bees to make up for the loss of honey ees to pollinate crops.
Mar 18 19:22:14 <Shiral>   Yeah, I feel the same way. DR. necessary creatures, but I'm happy to be a ways away from them.
Mar 18 19:22:38 <KK>   I think that bumblebees die if they sting you, because they leave their stinger in you along with part of their guts.  I know: gross.
Mar 18 19:22:41 <DesertRose>   In a way, that's sad, but I've seen some stories about the drone-bees having the capacity to be programmed to do very specific tasks that of course a live bee can't do.
Mar 18 19:22:58 <Shiral>   Yeah, it's the end of the bee, but I think that's honeybees
Mar 18 19:23:12 <JudyWard>   I've heard the bee breeders are working on a lot of solutions to bee die off.
Mar 18 19:23:12 <DesertRose>   Like, Farmer needs X crop pollinated but doesn't want any pollen from Y crop mixed in with X; drone bee can do that.
Mar 18 19:23:14 <Jerusha>   That is true of most bees, KK, but maybe not the queen
Mar 18 19:23:19 <bynw>   KK, yes that happens due to how human skin is constructed otherwise we could be stung multiple times by them like other creatures
Mar 18 19:23:59 <DesertRose>   Yellow jackets can sting multiple times anyway.
Mar 18 19:24:14 <DesertRose>   Mean little [expletive deleted] critters.
Mar 18 19:24:19 <bynw>   ok no more mentioning of creatures that are evil
Mar 18 19:24:21 <The_Bee>   I feel the same way about most creepy-crawlies. They may have their place in the ecosystem, but they don't need to be where I have to look at them.
Mar 18 19:24:26 <Evie>   We also have pests that infest hives now that beekeepers didn't have to contend with here a decade or two ago, and that doesn't help with keeping a thriving population
Mar 18 19:24:33 <DesertRose>   Although to be fair, often when they sting, it's because some human inadvertently walked across their nest.
Mar 18 19:24:34 <JudyWard>   My cousin & I used to go around at my grandma's & knock down wasp nests with our slingshots.
Mar 18 19:24:34 <Shiral>   Yup. And wasps. I had to deal with a wasp nest outside my bedroom window last spring.
Mar 18 19:24:37 <DesertRose>   Okay, yeah, no more bees.
Mar 18 19:24:40 <derynifank>   That's kind of weird
Mar 18 19:24:42 <DesertRose>   Except Chatter!Bee.
Mar 18 19:24:52 <The_Bee>   I thought most bees died from stinging you. not wasps.
Mar 18 19:24:55 <JudyWard>   We got stung quite a bit.
Mar 18 19:24:55 <bynw>   yes The_Bee is OK
Mar 18 19:25:01 <Shiral>   I take it Gus is keeping LBM company today, Katherine?
Mar 18 19:25:05 <derynifank>   not specific crops, just not enough bees in general
Mar 18 19:25:09 <JudyWard>   I think wasps can sting more than once.
Mar 18 19:25:26 <Shiral>   They can, yes
Mar 18 19:25:30 <KK>   Wasps, on the other hand, can sting the bejesuz out of you, time and time again. 
Mar 18 19:25:46 <JudyWard>   Oh, yes!
Mar 18 19:25:53 *   The_Bee is now known as Bee
Mar 18 19:26:06 <KK>   No, Gus has just arrived, and Sasha has vacated the lap and gone back to his favorite spot atop the music cabinet.
Mar 18 19:26:13 <DesertRose>   Okay, let's have some birthday cake for our Bee and ice cream, too.
Mar 18 19:26:22 <DesertRose>   Hi Gus.
Mar 18 19:26:31 <jemler>   the people or the ones that can fly?
Mar 18 19:26:32 <JudyWard>   Sounds good. I'd like lots of icing please.
Mar 18 19:26:42 <Jerusha>   With nothing with a sharper point than a fork
Mar 18 19:26:44 *   bynw has 2 kitties asleep behind him
Mar 18 19:26:46 <JudyWard>   Hello to Gus!
Mar 18 19:26:48 <DesertRose>   Carys is mad at me, because I had leftover chicken for supper and wouldn't share because there were onions (which are very bad for kitties).
Mar 18 19:26:56 <KK>   Not tat we keep music in the music cabinet, since neither of us a musician.  It holds paper supplies and envelopes and the like.
Mar 18 19:26:57 <Shiral>   I fed the Pygmy Lions already
Mar 18 19:27:07 <derynifank>   one encouraging development in our area is the return of clover in yards. Bees love clover
Mar 18 19:27:22 <jemler>   i ran out of taco salad. :(
Mar 18 19:27:30 <DesertRose>   I miss playing piano, and I still want to learn guitar.
Mar 18 19:27:33 <Jerusha>   Oh dear, Jemler!
Mar 18 19:27:42 <JudyWard>   I hope you ran out in a good way, like you ate all of it?
Mar 18 19:27:42 <Shiral>   I had a delicious Cuban sandwich for lunch
Mar 18 19:27:45 <Evie>   Tragedy, jemler
Mar 18 19:27:49 <Jerusha>   I would like to learn to play a lute
Mar 18 19:27:54 <DesertRose>   Oh noes, jemler!
Mar 18 19:28:00 <DesertRose>   That would be cool, too, Jerusha
Mar 18 19:28:04 <Shiral>   Lutes sound very cool
Mar 18 19:28:13 <Bee>   I even think of the club suit in playing cards as "creepy-crawlies" because that's what they remind me of.
Mar 18 19:28:31 <Evie>   Maybe Darcy can play a lute
Mar 18 19:28:47 <JudyWard>   Darcy seems to be multi-talented,
Mar 18 19:28:50 <derynifank>   Quiet. I'm not disconnected again am I?
Mar 18 19:29:01 <JudyWard>   Especially in rescuing fair damsels.
Mar 18 19:29:03 <Jerusha>   No, but he plays a mean tin whistle.  :D
Mar 18 19:29:03 <bynw>   nope you are still here derynifank
Mar 18 19:29:04 <Bee>   nope
Mar 18 19:29:26 <Bee>   I can see you, DerynifanK
Mar 18 19:29:29 <Evie>   We can see your text. Don't know if you can see ours.
Mar 18 19:29:54 <JudyWard>   I see you, DF.
Mar 18 19:30:01 <DesertRose>   I see what you've written, derynifank
Mar 18 19:30:07 <DesertRose>   BRB, med time.
Mar 18 19:30:17 <jemler>   df, i think you meant 'quite' not 'quiet'
Mar 18 19:30:37 *   bynw had to change the channel on the tv
Mar 18 19:30:40 *   derynifank has quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
Mar 18 19:30:49 <JudyWard>   I'm going to run out & feed the outside kitties.
Mar 18 19:30:52 <Jerusha>   We lost DF?
Mar 18 19:30:56 <Evie>   Yeah
Mar 18 19:31:00 <jemler>   he didn't have to leave.
Mar 18 19:31:29 <Evie>   She might not have been able to see our chat. That happens sometimes, when the chat seems to get quiet even though it's not.
Mar 18 19:31:38 <Evie>   Hopefully she'll return in a minute.
Mar 18 19:31:50 <Bee>   DFK may try to sign in again.
Mar 18 19:31:58 <Jerusha>   Hope so
Mar 18 19:32:01 *   derynifank (derynifank@OWIRCN-dc339139.hr.cox.net) has joined
Mar 18 19:32:08 <Jerusha>   Yea
Mar 18 19:32:09 <Bee>   WB< DFK
Mar 18 19:32:09 <Evie>   rehi, DFK
Mar 18 19:32:14 <jemler>   rehi
Mar 18 19:32:19 <Shiral>   Hi again, DFK
Mar 18 19:32:39 <Evie>   We could see your text, but I'm guessing you couldn't see the rest of our chat.
Mar 18 19:32:44 <bynw>   hi again derynifank
Mar 18 19:33:12 <derynifank>   i Keep having problems, suddenly I can't see your text
Mar 18 19:33:28 <Evie>   That occasionally happens. Not sure why.
Mar 18 19:33:32 <JudyWard>   Oh-oh!
Mar 18 19:33:46 <JudyWard>   We have thunder outside but so far no rain.
Mar 18 19:33:47 <Bee>   gremlins in your computer!
Mar 18 19:33:52 <Jerusha>   I would blame Grand Duke Valerian
Mar 18 19:34:01 *   E\yikl (Eyikl@OWIRCN-700764a1.ma.comcast.net) has joined
Mar 18 19:34:06 <JudyWard>   It's probably Valerian. He's a mean son.
Mar 18 19:34:10 <Evie>   I've  learned if the room becomes unnaturally quiet for longer than a minute, and no one replies if i ask about it, the problem is probably on my end.
Mar 18 19:34:10 <Bee>   hi Eyiki
Mar 18 19:34:11 <Jerusha>   Hi Eyiki
Mar 18 19:34:13 <Shiral>   It's Teymuraz making problems of course
Mar 18 19:34:18 <derynifank>   Bet it's Valerian. He's a meanie
Mar 18 19:34:18 <E\yikl>   hi everyone
Mar 18 19:34:24 <Shiral>   Hi Eiykl
Mar 18 19:34:31 <Evie>   Hi Eyikl
Mar 18 19:34:33 <JudyWard>   Hi, Eyikl.
Mar 18 19:34:39 <bynw>   hi Eyikl
Mar 18 19:34:53 <jemler>   hi eyikl
Mar 18 19:35:10 <derynifank>   Rehi everyone. Hope it keeps working this time
Mar 18 19:35:20 <JudyWard>   Crossing fingers.
Mar 18 19:35:30 <Bee>   crossing toes
Mar 18 19:35:35 <Jerusha>   Any writing news, KK, or are taxes getting in the way
Mar 18 19:35:49 <derynifank>   Thanks for fingers and toes
Mar 18 19:36:01 <Jerusha>   They are handy.
Mar 18 19:36:07 <Jerusha>   Or footy
Mar 18 19:36:09 *   Dennis (Dennis@OWIRCN-78a24613.ma.comcast.net) has joined
Mar 18 19:36:14 <Evie>   hi Dennis
Mar 18 19:36:15 <Jerusha>   Hi Dennis
Mar 18 19:36:18 <Bee>   Hi Dennis
Mar 18 19:36:34 <JudyWard>   Hi, Dennis
Mar 18 19:36:43 <E\yikl>   Hi Dennis
Mar 18 19:36:45 <Shiral>   Hi Dennis
Mar 18 19:36:50 <jemler>   hi dennis
Mar 18 19:36:53 <Dennis>   Hi, everyone! Happy St. Patrick'
Mar 18 19:36:59 <derynifank>   Hi Dennis
Mar 18 19:37:18 <Dennis>   s day to everyone except the jerk who decided to put the enter key next to the apostrophe on the keyboard.
Mar 18 19:37:29 <bynw>   hi Dennis
Mar 18 19:37:42 <Jerusha>   Or caps lock next to shift
Mar 18 19:38:01 <Jerusha>   Above, rather
Mar 18 19:38:01 <Dennis>   That keyboard designer has a lot to answer for.
Mar 18 19:38:12 <Evie>   :-D
Mar 18 19:38:17 <Jerusha>   The source of all evil
Mar 18 19:38:34 <DesertRose>   Rehi derynifank, and Hi E\yikl and Dennis.
Mar 18 19:38:38 <Jerusha>   Distributor of rented fingers
Mar 18 19:38:55 <jemler>   i saw a bluetooth keyboard fot $20 at walmart today. i thought about getting it for my ipad.
Mar 18 19:39:00 <Dennis>   Heh.
Mar 18 19:39:00 <Evie>   I thought the source of all evil was Microsoft?  :-D
Mar 18 19:39:11 <Jerusha>   All if the above
Mar 18 19:39:14 <Bee>   No. it's Apple.
Mar 18 19:39:20 <Jerusha>   of, I meant
Mar 18 19:39:21 <bynw>   it is Evie
Mar 18 19:39:37 *   bynw has no Microsoft
Mar 18 19:39:42 <Dennis>   Evie is NOT the source of all evil, bynw.
Mar 18 19:39:47 <DesertRose>   LOL
Mar 18 19:39:57 <bynw>   LOL
Mar 18 19:40:02 <DesertRose>   Only in the sense of certain fanfic characters is she.  :D
Mar 18 19:40:06 <Shiral>   Well.....we HOPE not!
Mar 18 19:40:13 <Evie>   Windows 10 is requiring an update on my laptop that it doesn't have memory for, so to do the update, I am going to have ot do a clean install, which I am NOT looking forward to, since if I do it wrong, I'll end up with a fancy brick instead of a computer.
Mar 18 19:40:14 <Jerusha>   Well, she did introduce Valerian
Mar 18 19:40:24 <Bee>   Last time I tried to use my laptop, it insisted on talking Dvorzak, when my keyboard is Qwerty.
Mar 18 19:40:32 <JudyWard>   Somebody had to do it.
Mar 18 19:40:46 <DesertRose>   She also created Malcolm and Aubrey in BoP and Dude from "Possession" (Walter?).
Mar 18 19:40:46 <Evie>   I thought Bynw was the source of all evil? Or at least of most of our evil NPCs
Mar 18 19:40:49 <Jerusha>   Bus she did it so well....
Mar 18 19:40:56 <bynw>   i was agreeing with her that MS was the source of all evil
Mar 18 19:41:08 <Evie>   Well, Bynw hinted at Valerian. I just gave him a name.
Mar 18 19:41:14 <bynw>   Evie, that's my job
Mar 18 19:41:18 <derynifank>   My kids always tell me my problems are operator error not device but I'm not so sure
Mar 18 19:41:23 <Jerusha>   Yes, Baron Walter, also known as #$%#@#$
Mar 18 19:41:32 <Evie>   LOL!
Mar 18 19:41:35 <DesertRose>   LOL
Mar 18 19:41:45 <Dennis>   Missy says, "Meow."
Mar 18 19:41:49 <bynw>   yes the idea of Valerian was mine, Evie just gave him a name and some form
Mar 18 19:41:54 <Jerusha>   Hi Missy
Mar 18 19:42:02 <Evie>   Walter's not evil, he's just a misunderstood sociopath...OK, you're right, he's evil.  :-D
Mar 18 19:42:17 <KK>   Gus meows back at Missy--in a friendly sort of way.
Mar 18 19:42:20 <Jerusha>   OK, then I can blame you both! :)
Mar 18 19:42:21 <DesertRose>   derynifank, I saw a thing online about, "Don't get impatient with your parents when they need help learning to use technology.  They taught you to use a spoon and also to use the toilet."
Mar 18 19:42:29 <E\yikl>   Hi Missy, Gus
Mar 18 19:42:42 <Evie>   Well, we had to call him SOMETHING besides "Mister Bad Guy"!
Mar 18 19:42:43 <Shiral>   Hi Missy
Mar 18 19:42:46 <DesertRose>   Carys purrs sleepily toward Missy and Gus.
Mar 18 19:42:47 <derynifank>   So true DR
Mar 18 19:42:55 <DesertRose>   :)
Mar 18 19:43:14 <bynw>   my girls are still sound asleep
Mar 18 19:43:19 <KK>   DR I like that.
Mar 18 19:43:43 <Dennis>   I will let Missy know that she has been acknowledged by the cat of a famous author, after which Missy will look at me like I'm an idiot, as is her wont.
Mar 18 19:43:46 <DesertRose>   Carys is crashed out on my bed.  She deigned to lift her head and look at me when I went into my bedroom to get my evening meds.
Mar 18 19:44:02 <DesertRose>   Cats are masters of the "You dipstick!" facial expression.  :D
Mar 18 19:44:17 <Dennis>   And She Who Arises and Meows is better than most. :)
Mar 18 19:44:23 <DesertRose>   I thought it was cute (and true), KK!
Mar 18 19:44:28 <Bee>   Melantha's on my pillow, Mickey's on my recliner.
Mar 18 19:44:46 <Shiral>   Tati has decided my art table is an excellent spot for a nap. And Dmitri has crammed himself into her little floor saucer bed
Mar 18 19:44:51 <Jerusha>   Cyndr the whippet is zoned on the couch
Mar 18 19:44:51 <DesertRose>   LOL
Mar 18 19:45:06 <DesertRose>   I just donated what was technically Carys' cat bed this week.
Mar 18 19:45:31 <DesertRose>   She used it about twice, maybe thrice, when I first brought her home and has studiously ignored it ever since, preferring to nap on me or on my furniture.
Mar 18 19:45:50 <Evie>   My cats don't have a dedicated cat bed anymore because they never used the ones we used to have.
Mar 18 19:46:02 <DesertRose>   So it went to the humane society where some shelter kitty/kitties can nap on it.  It has a little pocket on the underside for catnip.
Mar 18 19:46:03 <bynw>   cats are very hard to train, but they can train us with ease
Mar 18 19:46:05 <Dennis>   Missy has like three beds and about four other boxes. Mostly she sleeps on our bed.
Mar 18 19:46:12 <DesertRose>   No, Carys doesn't have a dedicated cat bed either.
Mar 18 19:46:26 <DesertRose>   She mostly sleeps on my bed, on the +3 Chair of Somnolence, or on the back of my desk chair.
Mar 18 19:46:34 <Shiral>   I bought the bed for Tati. She spends the night with me, but likes the bed for sunny morning naps. Dmitri likes it too, but he's a little too big to fit
Mar 18 19:46:55 <DesertRose>   When did fit ever make a difference to a cat where beds/boxes are concerned?
Mar 18 19:46:58 <DesertRose>   Just ask Maru.
Mar 18 19:47:03 <Bee>   Melantha doesn't neeed a cat bed. She has plenty of comfy places to sleep.
Mar 18 19:47:09 <Evie>   Mine like to sleep either on the floor or on the back of the couch. Sometimes on one of the recliners.  Occasionally on the bed, if I've left the bedroom door open.
Mar 18 19:47:24 <Shiral>   "I almost fits, so I darned well sits. I am the Senior Cat in this household!"
Mar 18 19:47:28 <KK>   If I sits, it fits.
Mar 18 19:47:28 <DesertRose>   Ypu
Mar 18 19:47:30 <DesertRose>   *Yup
Mar 18 19:47:38 <bynw>   yup
Mar 18 19:47:44 <Dennis>   Yep.
Mar 18 19:47:55 <Shiral>   Possession is 9/10ths of the law.
Mar 18 19:48:00 <KK>   Bee, is Mickey one of your caats now?
Mar 18 19:48:03 <bynw>   kagi likes to sit on my laptop since it's a butt warmer for her
Mar 18 19:48:07 <DesertRose>   My floors are linoleum (except for the bathroom which is tile), so the floor is not Carys' favorite place to sleep.
Mar 18 19:48:09 <Evie>   Right now Gigi is on my tummy and I can't see the screen. I hope I am touch ting properly
Mar 18 19:48:22 <DesertRose>   She does like to stretch out on the floor and be in my way, though.
Mar 18 19:48:29 <Evie>   *typing.  And she finally decided to lie down
Mar 18 19:48:30 <DesertRose>   Mostly, Evie.   ;)
Mar 18 19:48:57 <Evie>   I can see through her back hairs. Barely.
Mar 18 19:49:03 <Jerusha>   Intention counts
Mar 18 19:49:08 <Bee>   No, he lives with my neighbor across the hall.  He just comes here to use Melantha's litter box and hang out.
Mar 18 19:49:39 <KK>   Ah, well I knew he hung out at your place.  But it almost sounded like he'd moved in.
Mar 18 19:50:02 <Dennis>   Being the cat is the other tenth, Shiral
Mar 18 19:50:25 <Shiral>   Very True. Especially when they can turn on the cute
Mar 18 19:51:11 <Bee>   No, he still goes home at bed-time.  My landlord has a one-pet-per-apartment rule.
Mar 18 19:52:35 <Evie>   Miss Priss is being a solid wall again
Mar 18 19:53:02 <Evie>   Apparently she hadn't circled enough times to create a ward yet.
Mar 18 19:53:08 <JudyWard>   She wants you to stop & pay attention to HER.
Mar 18 19:53:16 <Dennis>   Because CAT!
Mar 18 19:53:24 <JudyWard>   Yep.
Mar 18 19:53:31 <Evie>   Now she's settled back down facing me, which means I have to peer over the entire length of her body.
Mar 18 19:53:38 <JudyWard>   Fixing dinner, will be back & forth.
Mar 18 19:54:09 <Evie>   I love the circling around she does before she settles. It's like cat warding magic.
Mar 18 19:54:12 <JudyWard>   Poor Jethro would love to be in here, but he lives in the master bath now since Lou doesn't like him. Lou is a very lucky man.
Mar 18 19:54:28 <Evie>   She normally circles on my lap at least three times before lying down.
Mar 18 19:54:40 <DesertRose>   She's a dat.
Mar 18 19:54:44 <JudyWard>   Must complete the ward.
Mar 18 19:54:50 <DesertRose>   Dogs usually turn around three times before they lie down.
Mar 18 19:54:57 <JudyWard>   That they do.
Mar 18 19:54:59 <Jerusha>   Sometimes Cyndr gets confused and keeps going around, and around, and around....
Mar 18 19:55:02 <DesertRose>   LOL
Mar 18 19:55:08 <Evie>   LOL
Mar 18 19:55:26 <Bee>   because "one good turn deserves another."
Mar 18 19:55:28 <Jerusha>   Happens when you are 15
Mar 18 19:55:30 <Evie>   It's her only doglike quality, then
Mar 18 19:55:46 <KK>   brb
Mar 18 19:55:50 <DesertRose>   It's a way of communicating with the dogs for her eventual conquering of the world.  :D
Mar 18 19:56:17 <Jerusha>   Yes, I'm sure she has that in mind.
Mar 18 19:56:33 <Evie>   Yes, she's my little Slytherclaw
Mar 18 19:56:41 <Dennis>   Missy just flumps... like, "The heck with standing or resting on my haunches. I think laying down is called for."
Mar 18 19:56:44 <Jerusha>   I will circle the globe many times and claim it for ME
Mar 18 19:57:18 <Evie>   That's too much effort for Gigi. She'll just signal Luke to circle the globe while she watches.
Mar 18 19:57:36 <DesertRose>   Carys mostly flops, but sometimes she has to tread on her nap spot (read: me) to. . . I don't know.  But she does.  :P
Mar 18 19:58:04 <Shiral>   Tati will run into a room, then flop down on the carpet and display her tummy
Mar 18 19:58:09 <Evie>   Gigi likes to make biscuits on my tummy to prep it for lying down
Mar 18 19:58:29 <Evie>   First the kneading, then the three turns, and then the flump.
Mar 18 19:58:33 <Bee>   Kneading is how kittens get Mama's milk to flow.
Mar 18 19:58:34 <Jerusha>   Snack for later?
Mar 18 19:58:49 <DesertRose>   Apparently some cats will knead with all four paws.
Mar 18 19:59:10 <DesertRose>   I did NOT know that until Merlin the Manx Menace started doing just that in recent weeks.
Mar 18 19:59:14 <Shiral>   Mine only make biscuits with their front paws
Mar 18 19:59:21 <DesertRose>   There doesn't seem to be an explanation as to why, either.
Mar 18 19:59:34 <DesertRose>   I'd never heard of a cat using the rear paws to tread, either.
Mar 18 19:59:39 <Evie>   Not on you? I thought you were his Evil One? 
Mar 18 19:59:43 <DesertRose>   No, not on me.
Mar 18 19:59:53 <DesertRose>   On my stepdad, my mom, and/or their bed.
Mar 18 20:00:10 <Evie>   DR the Testicle Thief
Mar 18 20:00:13 <DesertRose>   Yup
Mar 18 20:00:19 <DesertRose>   Also the Seat Evictor.
Mar 18 20:00:22 <derynifank>   They use them to tread, not all use them to knead
Mar 18 20:00:42 <DesertRose>   I went up to my parents' house to do laundry on Thursday, and Merlin kept getting in the chair I was using every time I got up to deal with laundry.
Mar 18 20:01:08 <DesertRose>   I got some pretty serious dirty looks from him for sitting back down beside him.  He'd glare malevolently and then go bother my stepdad.
Mar 18 20:01:09 <Bee>   You've warmed the seat for him.
Mar 18 20:01:11 <JudyWard>   Candi used to knead with just the very tips of her claws out. RIP sweet girl.
Mar 18 20:01:15 <Dennis>   Heading off to bed. Night all!
Mar 18 20:01:15 <DesertRose>   As far as he cared, yes.  :D
Mar 18 20:01:19 <DesertRose>   Night, Dennis
Mar 18 20:01:27 <JudyWard>   G
Mar 18 20:01:32 <Shiral>   Night, Dennis
Mar 18 20:01:34 <JudyWard>   g'night Dennis
Mar 18 20:01:34 <Evie>   G'night, Dennis
Mar 18 20:01:36 <Jerusha>   Night, Dennis
Mar 18 20:01:37 <Bee>   night, Dennis.  Glad you came
Mar 18 20:01:50 <Dennis>   Thanks, Bee! I'm glad I could!
Mar 18 20:01:57 <JudyWard>   I need to go finish up dinner. Everyone have a great week!
Mar 18 20:02:01 <KK>   Back.  Had to move a load of sheets to the dryer and start another load.  Fortunately, the laundry room is directly adjacent to my office.
Mar 18 20:02:03 <derynifank>   Night Dennis
Mar 18 20:02:08 <Jerusha>   You too, JudyWard
Mar 18 20:02:17 *   Dennis has quit (Quit: http://www.kiwiirc.com/ - A hand crafted IRC client)
Mar 18 20:02:22 <jemler>   nite dennis
Mar 18 20:02:22 <Evie>   I should do laundry. Naaahhh
Mar 18 20:02:24 <derynifank>   Night Judyward
Mar 18 20:02:26 <JudyWard>   Night!
Mar 18 20:02:27 <Shiral>   Clean sheets and towels are very nice
Mar 18 20:02:32 <jemler>   night judy
Mar 18 20:02:32 *   JudyWard has quit (Quit: CGI:IRC)
Mar 18 20:02:32 <E\yikl>   goodnight Judyward
Mar 18 20:02:35 <DesertRose>   Yes.
Mar 18 20:02:40 <Shiral>   Night, JudyWard
Mar 18 20:02:59 <DesertRose>   My favorite thing about doing laundry is at the end of the day, when I can shower, put on fresh, still-warm nightclothes, and go to bed in fresh clean sheets.
Mar 18 20:03:16 <Evie>   :-D
Mar 18 20:03:24 <Jerusha>   Yepper
Mar 18 20:03:28 <Bee>   I send laundry out.  one of the perks of senior citizenship in Massachusetts.
Mar 18 20:04:02 <DesertRose>   I might start doing that, especially if this [expletive deleted] right shoulder doesn't start behaving soon.
Mar 18 20:04:26 <DesertRose>   As a disabled person, I'm eligible for certain housekeeping assistance, and I'm wait-listed for it now.
Mar 18 20:04:31 <Evie>   That reminds me, I need to start looking into services for my folks. If they move here, they'll want someone for occasional cooking and light housekeeping.
Mar 18 20:04:39 <Shiral>   Tati just arrived in my office. She says hello
Mar 18 20:04:48 <DesertRose>   Hello to the Grand Duchess.
Mar 18 20:04:49 <Bee>   HI, Tati
Mar 18 20:04:50 <Jerusha>   Hi Tati
Mar 18 20:04:55 <E\yikl>   hi Tati
Mar 18 20:04:59 <Evie>   hello
Mar 18 20:05:24 <DesertRose>   (What's the correct form of address for a Grand Duchess?)
Mar 18 20:05:39 <Evie>   Whatever she wants to be called!  ;-)
Mar 18 20:05:41 <DesertRose>   Like, for a "regular" duchess, the address would be "Your Grace."
Mar 18 20:05:43 <Shiral>   She loves to sit in my lap if it's HER idea, she;s a tremendous wiggler if it's MY idea
Mar 18 20:05:45 <DesertRose>   LOL
Mar 18 20:07:16 <Bee>   Melantha's like that, Shiral.
Mar 18 20:07:34 <Shiral>   She considers "Your imperial highness" a suitable title
Mar 18 20:07:42 <DesertRose>   That will work.  :D
Mar 18 20:07:48 <Bee>   She doesn't like to be picked up.
Mar 18 20:07:49 <Evie>   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_duke
Mar 18 20:07:51 <DesertRose>   Carys is Her Serene Highness.
Mar 18 20:08:16 <Evie>   Scroll down to Styles of address
Mar 18 20:08:26 <DesertRose>   Not because she's a Teutonic princess, but because she's very, very calm.  :D
Mar 18 20:09:03 <DesertRose>   And anyway, the name Carys is Welsh.
Mar 18 20:09:12 <Evie>   Useful info, since Valerian is a Grand Duke.
Mar 18 20:09:20 <DesertRose>   Indeed, Evie.  :D
Mar 18 20:09:21 <Bee>   My brother calls Melantha a yellow-light cat.
Mar 18 20:09:28 <jemler>   dr, does carys bite?
Mar 18 20:09:31 <DesertRose>   Yellow light cat?
Mar 18 20:09:37 <DesertRose>   Not usually, no, jemler.
Mar 18 20:09:45 <Jerusha>   We'll give him all due respect before we skewer him
Mar 18 20:09:46 <Shiral>   Tati loves to sit on anything I'm reading. I think that's her method of absorbtion.
Mar 18 20:09:54 <Evie>   LOL, Jerusha
Mar 18 20:10:15 <DesertRose>   Carys is good at that too, but I think it's more like, "Hey, why are you paying attention to that when you could be petting ME?"
Mar 18 20:10:25 <Jerusha>   Duke-kabobs for lunch.  Bring your own marshmallow
Mar 18 20:10:27 <jemler>   you have a welsh cat, and you've been rarely bit?
Mar 18 20:10:28 <DesertRose>   LOL
Mar 18 20:10:49 *   DesertRose slaps jemler with one of those massive catfish that live near the bottom of the Glen Canyon Dam.
Mar 18 20:11:06 <jemler>   it's been a while.
Mar 18 20:11:17 <Jerusha>   I just got that.  Sigh....
Mar 18 20:11:19 <Bee>   A term the shelter he volunteers at. Red-light--leave me alone; yellow light--I'll come to you. Green light--you can carry me around on your shoulder all day.
Mar 18 20:11:26 <DesertRose>   Ah, gotcha.
Mar 18 20:11:46 <KK>   Sounds like a good system.
Mar 18 20:11:55 <DesertRose>   (The LOL was to Jerusha's kebabs, and the "gotcha" was for Bee.)
Mar 18 20:12:00 <Evie>   In that case, Gigi is a yellow light and Luke is as green as it gets
Mar 18 20:12:06 *   Laurna (Mibbit@OWIRCN-55282c39.res.rr.com) has joined
Mar 18 20:12:09 <DesertRose>   Hi Laurna
Mar 18 20:12:12 <Evie>   Hi Laurna
Mar 18 20:12:14 <Bee>   hi Laurna
Mar 18 20:12:16 <Jerusha>   Hi Laurna
Mar 18 20:12:20 <Laurna>   Hello Rhemuth Castle
Mar 18 20:12:24 <Shiral>   Hi Laurna
Mar 18 20:12:35 <DesertRose>   Laurna, there's birthday cake on the chat tea table, since Bee's birthday is this Wednesday.
Mar 18 20:12:35 <bynw>   hi Laurna
Mar 18 20:12:36 <derynifank>   Hi Laurna
Mar 18 20:12:41 <Laurna>   Just got home from Steam Punk day a the railway station
Mar 18 20:12:44 <DesertRose>   Oh cool!
Mar 18 20:12:46 <KK>   Hi, Laurna.
Mar 18 20:12:54 <Laurna>   Happy Birthday Bee
Mar 18 20:13:00 <Shiral>   Tati has taken the mouse hostage. (computer mouse. No, I don't have a mouse problem.)
Mar 18 20:13:07 <Evie>   That sounds fun, Laurna
Mar 18 20:13:22 <KK>   I trust they had at least one steam engine?
Mar 18 20:13:31 <Laurna>   Nice afternoon, good music and lots of vintage trains to ride
Mar 18 20:13:36 <DesertRose>   https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/silverstone-feed-data/8c37a609-bfae-4036-84f0-df90e6ef4d54.jpg/r0_0_4096_2304_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg
Mar 18 20:13:39 <DesertRose>   There's her cake.
Mar 18 20:13:59 <Laurna>   Unfortunatly the steam train was down for maintaince.  Lots of electric cars. though
Mar 18 20:13:59 <derynifank>   Sounds like a lot of fun
Mar 18 20:14:04 <Jerusha>   Sounds like fun
Mar 18 20:14:39 <Laurna>   Nice cake for the Bee
Mar 18 20:14:40 <Evie>   How far are you from Chattanooga, KK?
Mar 18 20:14:42 <E\yikl>   happy birthday Bee
Mar 18 20:15:30 <Bee>   Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone
Mar 18 20:15:54 <Evie>   I seem to vaguely recall being at a con at the Chattanooga Choo Choo years ago, and that you were there, but that was before I met you, and for some reason I didn't see you while I was there.
Mar 18 20:16:08 <KK>   Most of a day's drive, Evie.
Mar 18 20:16:08 <Laurna>   They were also fixing up the cloye it is a small nerrow gage steam train. that is beautifly refurbished. It got a debue at Disneyland this year.
Mar 18 20:16:41 <Jerusha>   Cool
Mar 18 20:17:03 <Laurna>   I stayed at the Chattanooga Choo Choo one night many years ago
Mar 18 20:17:05 <Evie>   'Nooga is only a few hours from me. More than two, but less than 3.
Mar 18 20:17:10 <KK>   That ws a good con at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo.
Mar 18 20:17:42 <Evie>   DH and I used to go to that one for a few years, but it wasn't as good the last couple of times, so we lost interest
Mar 18 20:18:12 <Evie>   Or at least one of them. There were two Chattanooga cons, both at the same venue. We used to go to the January one.
Mar 18 20:19:38 <Evie>   Someone we knew from the SCA barony down here later went to Chattanooga and was the head chef in that restaurant in the Chattanooga Choo Choo dining car
Mar 18 20:19:39 <Bee>   I first met KK at Arisia con in Boston.
Mar 18 20:19:49 <Evie>   Although now he's back in Birmingham
Mar 18 20:20:50 <Laurna>   The empire orange railway is a private collection started back in 1930's when three guys bought a 50 acre potato farm to store their collection so trians.  they have more than 200 cars and engines of all types there. some working some not.
Mar 18 20:21:21 <Jerusha>   Wow, that's a lot of trains
Mar 18 20:21:54 <E\yikl>   Do you still go to Arisia, Bee?
Mar 18 20:21:56 <Laurna>   Many train people volenter to fix the trains on a ragular bases. many are old retired train enginers and maintaince men.
Mar 18 20:22:44 <Bee>   no, only the one time, to meet KK
Mar 18 20:24:05 <E\yikl>   ah, cool. I have a similar relationship with Boskone.
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Mar 18 20:26:03 *   bynw first meet KK at Dragon*Con, her plane was delayed so she missed the dinner we had planned
Mar 18 20:26:27 <Jerusha>   Oh dear
Mar 18 20:26:28 <Evie>   I first met KK at Dragon*con, I think
Mar 18 20:27:11 <Laurna>   That is cool. neat to meet up in real person.
Mar 18 20:27:16 <Shiral>   Westercon, San Diego over Fourth of July weekend, 1998.....Wow....20 years!
Mar 18 20:27:22 <jemler>   i first met KK here. we've never met irl.
Mar 18 20:27:35 <E\yikl>   Ditto jemler
Mar 18 20:27:42 <Laurna>   same here
Mar 18 20:27:43 <Bee>   I need to find a fresh copy of Deryni Magic.  My old one was falling apart.
Mar 18 20:28:45 <Bee>   I may have met her in chat before Arisia.  Arisia--first face-to-face.
Mar 18 20:28:49 <Shiral>   That was also the Con where Susan and I first met
Mar 18 20:28:57 <jemler>   i have little bookmarks all through that book.
Mar 18 20:29:11 <KK>   Mmmm, getting late.  Need to go do something about dinner.  As I recall, there's a steak in the fridge calling my and Scott's names.
Mar 18 20:29:21 <DesertRose>   Yum!
Mar 18 20:29:29 <Shiral>   That's a loud steak. =o)
Mar 18 20:29:36 <Evie>   It's calling mine also, but I don't think I can get there in time
Mar 18 20:29:38 <DesertRose>   Thanks for coming to see us, KK!  See you next week?
Mar 18 20:29:39 <Laurna>   My deryni magic must have gotten back to the shelf. my Deryni Archieves and Codex and Adventuer Game are in front of me. I also see KKB and Kings deryni here
Mar 18 20:29:41 <derynifank>   Sounds Delicious
Mar 18 20:29:46 <Bee>   delicious!
Mar 18 20:29:51 <jemler>   nite kk
Mar 18 20:29:53 *   KK steps onto her Portal, waves goodnight, and disappears in a shower of greeen sparkles.
Mar 18 20:29:56 <DesertRose>   Cows can be pretty loud when they decide to be.
Mar 18 20:29:58 <E\yikl>   goodnight KK
Mar 18 20:29:58 <Laurna>   Good Night KK
Mar 18 20:29:59 <Jerusha>   Nighers, KK
Mar 18 20:30:03 <DesertRose>   G'night, KK!
Mar 18 20:30:05 <Shiral>   Night KK
Mar 18 20:30:06 <Evie>   Deryni Magic isn't on eBook yet, is it?
Mar 18 20:30:07 <bynw>   night KK
Mar 18 20:30:13 <KK>   Yep, same time and station.
Mar 18 20:30:15 <Bee>   Glad you came here, KK.  Say Hi to Scott and all the fur people.
Mar 18 20:30:18 <derynifank>   nite kk
Mar 18 20:30:20 <DesertRose>   I don't think so, no, Evie, nor Codex as far as I'm aware.
Mar 18 20:30:30 <Jerusha>   I should go as well.  Night, everyone!
Mar 18 20:30:41 <Evie>   Goodnight!
Mar 18 20:30:44 <Laurna>   Good Night Jerusha
Mar 18 20:30:48 <KK>   Codes definitely is not.  Not sure about DM, but I'll look into it.
Mar 18 20:30:53 <Shiral>   Night JErusha
Mar 18 20:31:02 *   Jerusha has quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
Mar 18 20:31:08 <DesertRose>   Well, drat.  Missed Jerusha.
Mar 18 20:31:18 <DesertRose>   Thanks, KK!
Mar 18 20:31:19 <KK>   Ta-ta for now..
Mar 18 20:31:24 <DesertRose>   Later!  Have a good week!
Mar 18 20:31:25 <Bee>   Nighters all!
Mar 18 20:31:28 *   KK has quit (Quit: CGI:IRC)
"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.)

 

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