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KK Chat - 28 Sept 2008
« on: September 29, 2008, 09:19:17 am »
[19:07] * KK has joined #Deryni_Destinations
[19:07] <&DeryniBot>  Hi there KK! Welcome to the chat.
[19:07] * DeryniBot sets mode: +o KK
[19:07] <+Elim> Morning KK
[19:07] <jemler> KK!
[19:07] <~RainbowDragon> Greetings, KK
[19:07] <+Elim> How are you?
[19:07] <@KK> Hi there.
[19:08] <@KK> Am I early, or are other folk late?
[19:08] <~RainbowDragon> I think other folks are late
[19:08] <~RainbowDragon> How was your week?
[19:08] <jemler> Thet're just being fashionable!
[19:08] <@KK> Hmmm, well I can't stay long--hafta make supper--but I did want to check in.  Week was good.  Got a bit of writing done on that pesky onening chapter.
[19:09] <@KK> opening
[19:09] <~RainbowDragon> Good good!
[19:10] <@KK> Also raided our loval Goodwill and found a couple of garments to cut up for a vest for my costume for the jaunt to the PA renn faire.
[19:10] <@KK> And got it cut out last night.
[19:10] <~RainbowDragon> woo hoo! what time period are people going to dress as?
[19:11] <@KK> I'm just doing a generic Scottish outfit, with a tartan skirt, big shirt, vest--maybe a floppy hat.
[19:11] <+Elim> I have a few people around here who are supposed to give me a call if they manage to kill any deer this season so I can collect the hide to tan.
[19:11] <jemler> When does deer season start?
[19:12] <+Elim> Two weeks ago.
[19:12] <+Elim> For bow hunters.
[19:12] <@KK> Hmmm, that's a longer-term project than I'd want to tackle.  On the other hand, you're dependent on someone else's marksmanship.
[19:12] <@KK> Or Robin Hood skills.
[19:12] <@KK> On the other hand, venison is Wonderfulo!
[19:13] <@KK> Wonderful
[19:13] <~RainbowDragon> My dad used to "tan my hide" as a kid *grin*
[19:13] <jemler> Mine left tan lines! :)
[19:13] <@KK> I suspect most of us have memories of similar....;-)
[19:13] <+Elim> Heh.
[19:14] <@KK> Very few for me, though.  My parents weren't hitters.
[19:14] <~RainbowDragon> How many people will be an the renn faire?
[19:14] <@KK> I remember a couple of newspaper swats....
[19:14] <jemler> The part I hated, we had two (2) lilac bushes growing in our backyard! A lifetime sopply of tanning solutions
[19:14] <@KK> Sounds like 8-10ish?
[19:14] <+Elim> KK, Well if it came down to it, I could get my own deer hide, but my methods while very effective are considered poaching.
[19:15] <@KK> Could look for a roadkill, I suppose.
[19:15] <@KK> Tends to mess up the hide, though, not to mention one's vehicle.
[19:15] <+Elim> I drive a sport bike.
[19:15] <jemler> To bad you're not a cop, otherwise, that's illegal.
[19:16] * jemler sings "I came upon a roadkill deer"
[19:16] * ambush comes to his senses, sees KK, and tackle-pounces her into a pile of pillows
[19:16] <@KK> That's <really> iffy.  I remember a guy on a motorbike just ahead of us one night in Ireland, deer came leaping out of the bushes right in front of him and he went down.  He's just gotten out of plaster from a similar motorbike mishap the day before.  He decided to sell the bike.
[19:16] <jemler> Ambush lives up to his name
[19:17] <ambush> ^_^
[19:17] <+Elim> Listen crowd I'll tell you everything, though I have to say I don't know much.
[19:17] <+Elim>
/>[19:17] <@KK> Re legal vs. illegal--if you nit it, you can't take it; if someone else hits it, you can take it.  At least that's my understanding of the law.  Your mileage may differ.
[19:17] <@KK> if you hit it
[19:18] <+Elim> It varies from state to state.
[19:18] <@KK> I think that was the law in CA; not sure about VA.
[19:19] <+Elim> I know people who plow a deer over every year.
[19:19] <jemler> Just remember, there are 51 states (If you count intoxication!)
[19:19] <+Elim> Only one though, because their insurance won't cover two.
[19:19] <@KK> Hard on your vehicle, plowing down a deer.  And moose are een worse.
[19:20] <jemler> moose don't move. they stand there!
[19:20] <@KK> We have a priest friend whose first assignment was in the wilds of Canada.  Moose were a serious concern on those back roads.
[19:21] <+Elim> No doubt.
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[19:22] <&DeryniBot>  The smell from Wrengl's kitchen draws Bynw into the chat.
[19:22] * DeryniBot sets mode: +o Bynw
[19:22] <@Bynw> Hi KK!
[19:22] <jemler> hi bynw
[19:23] <@KK> Hi, Bynw.
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[19:23] <&DeryniBot>  The smell from Wrengl's kitchen draws Ghostgames into the chat.
[19:23] <jemler> Hi Ghostgames
[19:23] <@KK> And there's Ann.  How's your sick puppy?
[19:24] * Steve_Kenson has joined #Deryni_Destinations
[19:24] <&DeryniBot>  Hi there Steve_Kenson! Welcome to the chat.
[19:24] <Ghostgames> Brandy's doing better (still on pain meds & antibiotics & still lets out a whimper or a yelp if she moves her jaws the wrong way or gets bumped the wrong way)...
[19:24] <jemler> hi steve
[19:24] <@Bynw> wow i didnt even notice you in the #fudge chat Steve_Kenson
[19:25] <@KK> How long is it supposed to take, for her to be well?
[19:25] <Steve_Kenson> LOL I'm sneaky that way, I guess.
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[19:25] <&DeryniBot>  Gwynedd's Sheriff, Marnin, nods to jlcsusara_pidgin and checks their weapons at the door.
[19:25] <Steve_Kenson> Hi, jemler
[19:25] <Ghostgames> Meanwhile, Nico had an allergic reaction to a bug bite (I think I have to do a spider inventory in the house and figure out what he keeps sticking his nose in)... had to get some heavy-duty steroid shots at the vets on Thursday and thrice-daily Benadril for a few days.
[19:25] <Ghostgames> Not a good doggie health week.
[19:25] <jemler> hi jlc
[19:25] <@KK> Not at all.
[19:25] <jlcsusara_pidgin> hi
[19:26] <@KK> Poor Nico!
[19:26] <jemler> Steve, jlc, we haven't met yet, I'm John
[19:26] <Ghostgames> One more week of antibiotics for Brandy... that should also be enough time to completely clear out the infection /and/ for the incision inside her mouth to heal over....
[19:27] <Steve_Kenson> Hi, John, nice to "meet" you (virtually)
[19:27] <Ghostgames> Tonight she started bringing my shoes to me hoping to get "paid" for the task (I was having her fetch a lot of things while I was laid up with a sprained ankle) -- that's the first time she hasn't yelped when she tried to pick up something with any sort of weight or width to it....
[19:27] <@KK> Yuck!  There was an incision inside her mouth?  (Steve & jlc, we talk about our various pets a bit on this site.)
[19:27] <jemler> my pets are peeves :)
[19:30] * ambush sighs and waits to see if there's an elf sighting
[19:31] <Ghostgames> Yes, they had to go in through her mouth to get to the retrobulbra area behind her eye where the infection was.
[19:31] <@KK> If you're talking about Jasta, I think she's in the middle of moving; is buying a house.
[19:31] <Ghostgames> No Melissa tonight?
[19:32] <Ghostgames> Good for Jasta. :-)
[19:32] <jlcsusara_pidgin> retrobulbra? now that just sounds painful
[19:32] <jlcsusara_pidgin> was he on anesthesia?
[19:32] <ambush> ah. pooey. wanted to talk with her. have plans that might involve her. ^_^
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[19:32] <&DeryniBot>  Gwynedd's Sheriff, Marnin, nods to Cathrak and checks their weapons at the door.
[19:33] <@KK> A bit of a scary time to be buying a house, but all the timing seems right; it closees tomorrow, I believe.
[19:34] <Ghostgames> yup, she had to be put under for the surgery.
[19:34] <ambush> cool
[19:34] <Ghostgames> She'll get a better price now than she would have a year ago, at least....
[19:34] <@KK> Tomorrow I have to drive up to Dulles and retrieve our son's two cats.  He and Scott will be driving across country next week.
[19:35] <@KK> Yep, and the house is only a vedery short distance to where she boards her horse.
[19:35] <ambush> foreclosure market is huge right now. people are making money hand over fist buying up properties, fixing em up, and selling em back at full price.
[19:35] <@KK> That assumes one can find a buyer with cash, after all this.
[19:35] <@Bynw> KK, where are they driving too ... what route?
[19:35] <ambush> true, true
[19:35] <@KK> Not sure.  Cameron has picked the route.
[19:36] <@KK> He'll be with us for a few weeks while he finds a new job.  Just couldn't take L.A. anymore, had to get out.
[19:37] <Ghostgames> ooh, close to horse.... that's good! (although I'm only 2 miles from my 2 horses and between sprained ankle and busy life once I could start walking again I've only seen them a few times since the beginning of August!)
[19:37] <Ghostgames> I bet it will be nice to have Cameron relatively close again. :-)
[19:37] <@KK> Yeah, I suspect he'll end up in NC or SC, in that technology triangle.
[19:37] <Ghostgames> I've been drooling over some very inexpensive horse properties in NH/VT -- but not ready to move yet.
[19:40] <@KK> Bide your time.  I ear things will geet worse before they get better.
[19:40] <+Elim> Unless you are able to buy outright.
[19:41] <Ghostgames> Right now I'm paying $1400/month to board my horses.... figure having them on property would save at least $800/month, which can go a pretty far ways towards paying a mortgage. :-)
[19:41] <ambush> just to be a little bit of a self plug, this is from last weekend:
[19:41] <ambush> http://steve-gray.com/14/med/SG2_6682b.htm
[19:41] <Ghostgames> That looks like... er... fun? :-)
[19:42] <+Elim> Ah, so you aren't bald any more.
[19:42] <ambush> lol
[19:42] <jemler> Forget that! who's the brunette?
[19:42] <ambush> nah, not quite bald anymore
[19:42] <ambush> lol
[19:42] <ambush> that's a guy
[19:43] <ambush> :)
[19:43] <jemler> No ine the first of the pix, top left!
[19:43] <ambush> um, hold on
[19:43] <Ghostgames> so, who am I looking at here?
[19:43] <ambush> oh, that's delilah (character name)
[19:43] <ambush> she's 14
[19:44] <ambush> the red head is me in the link
[19:44] <jemler> she don't look it!
[19:44] <ambush> no crap
[19:44] <ambush> it's gotten her in trouble
[19:44] <@KK> Upper left is 14?  Wow!  Reminds me a bit of Kate Middleton, Prince William's girlfriend.
[19:45] <jemler> Ok, the who's the blond with the horse?
[19:45] <ambush> i was manning the stocks at the faire cause the normal stocks guy was wandering around with his wife
[19:45] <Ghostgames> wow, handsome parrot!
[19:45] <ambush> i think that's our horsemistress
[19:46] <ambush> yep, that's her
[19:46] <ambush> check bottom right
[19:46] <ambush> that's same chick in the stocks as one in top left
[19:46] <ambush> next page has more
[19:46] <ambush> guy on the right in that pic is the normal stocks guy
[19:47] <ambush> good friend of mine. we helped each other a lot over the last 4 weekends. was fun as all get out
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[19:48] <ambush> i volunteered so my girlfriend could get her merchant's fee for free
[19:48] <ambush> worked my butt off
[19:49] <ambush> 3rd weekend got mudded out
[19:49] <ambush> rain washed away half of the non-nailed down stuff
[19:49] <ambush> most of the area wasn't accessable
[19:50] <ambush> so was rescheduled to last weekend
[19:51] <@KK> And this faire was where?
[19:52] <ambush> here in des moines
[19:52] <ambush> at a fun little place called sleepy hollow sports park
[19:52] <~RainbowDragon> Any headless horsemen about?
[19:53] <ambush> there's a wooded area to the back of the place, and that's where the faire is held
[19:53] <jemler> No comment
[19:53] <ambush> we have a bridge over the creek, and usually an evil pirate beast is there to nibble the ankles of people, or the troll is there
[19:54] <jemler> Send in three billy goats (gruff)! :)
[19:54] * Steve_Kenson Quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
[19:54] <ambush> the evil pirate beast is one of our renny couples' little puppy. they dress him up like a pirate and he barks at people walking by
[19:54] <Ghostgames> :-)
[19:55] <@KK> LOL.  I gotta go, guys.  Supper calls.  And the current chapter, which is finally moving again.
[19:55] <Ghostgames> good night, KK!
[19:55] <ambush> niters KK
[19:55] <jemler> Bon appetit KK. See you lATER
[19:55] <Ghostgames> Good to hear the writing's going well. :-)
[19:55] <@KK> Oh, and keep a good thought.  It looks like the script of DR is going to sell.  It's gone to legal.  More reports next week,I hope.
[19:55] <Ghostgames> hoody-hoo!
[19:55] <ambush> yays!!!!
[19:56] <jemler> alright!]
[19:56] <@KK> Like I said, more next week, I hope.
[19:56] <@KK> And on that hopeful note....
[19:56] <jemler> g'nite KK
[19:57] * @KK steps onto her Portal, waves goodnight, and disappears in a shower of green sparkles.
[19:57] <@Bynw> just always make sure you are involved with it so it stays true to the book ... hollywood likes to change things
[19:57] <~RainbowDragon> Goodnight, KK
[19:57] * ambush nods to what Bynw said
[19:57] <@KK> I'll be as involved as they'll let me be.  But things do cchange, in converting from one medium to another; can't be helped.
[19:58] <@KK> So far, though, the slight changes are good.  I'm pleased.  And I like the writer.  And he's a mega-fan who will fight just as fiercely as I would, to keep it as true as possible.
[19:59] <jemler> good to hear that!
[19:59] <@KK> Can't tell you more right now.  But as I said, hopefully next week.
[19:59] <@KK> Nighters.
[19:59] <ambush> lol
[19:59] <ambush> :)
[19:59] * @KK Quit (Quit: )
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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.)