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KK Chat 11-01-2009
« on: November 07, 2009, 08:39:38 am »

[18:07]* KK ( has joined #deryni_destinations
[18:07]<Kelric> MANY settlers tournaments.  it is a major game.
[18:07]<jemler> KK!
[18:07]<Kelric> KK!
[18:07]<KK> Howdy, folks.
[18:07]<jemler> there's an echo,,,echo,,,echo,,,!
[18:08]<the_Bee> Hi KK!  Jemler, I forget how to retrieve messages. :(
[18:08]<Kelric> oh.  on a side note,  I got a very welcome letter from the hospital that I was admitted to a month and a half ago's financial department
[18:08]<jemler> i sent it to your e-mail account on juno
[18:08]<jemler> as in your payment will be very welcome! :)
[18:08]<Kelric> since I've been out of work and have no health insurance I applied for financial assistance to help cover the $54k bill. 
[18:09]<duck> hello KK
[18:09]<the_Bee> ah, ok.  I'll look later.  thanksand say Hi to your sister for me.
[18:09]<Kelric> we just got the letter saying that they were completely writing off that bill.
[18:09]<jemler> that's cheap! one of my bills for the aneurysm was $500,000!
[18:09]<the_Bee> Yoiks and Gadzooks!
[18:09]<KK> Great, Kelric!
[18:09]<Kelric> we were expecting them to have me on the hook for about 30% with a payment plan.
[18:10]<jemler> i'm glad i never saw the bill or they would have added a heart attack to it! :)
[18:10]<Kelric> note that this doesn't take into account one more scan I'm going to have to have and the gall bladder surgery itself.
[18:10]<the_Bee> very good news, Kelric
[18:11]<KK> Well, fortunately, the gall bladder surgery won't be that expensive, if they can do it via laparoscopy.
[18:11]<jemler> cheap and lucky.
[18:11]<Kelric> that being said I hope that the nitwits in Washington finish whatever bill they're going to do, which apparently will include a forcing of the insurance companies to remove their "pre-existing conditions" clauses and I can actually GET insurance.
[18:12]<KK> Well, if they remove your gall bladder, it won't be existing anymore, will it?
[18:12]<the_Bee> smart thinking, KK
[18:12]<jemler> "pre-existing condition" = if you existed before the condition, you're screwed~ :)
[18:12]<Kelric> it's not that I haven't actually been taking care of myself and actually improving my condition anyway.  I'd probably have insurance had I actually gone to the doctor and gotten an official weighing before I applied for Aetna (who ended up using 8 month old weight data to deny me)
[18:13]<jemler> i had a company tell me i weighed 280 lbs! i told them that was my IQ!
[18:14]<the_Bee> You can have fun with a digital scale if you know how.  I once weighed myself at 10 pounds.
[18:14]<jemler> KK, missed you last week. i had guests over and couldn't come in.
[18:15]<KK> No harm.  As I recall, I wasn't here a grea tlong time.
[18:15]<KK> I've had a productive week, though.
[18:15]<the_Bee> btw, I signed up for Darkover this weekend.
[18:15]<jemler> well i was glad to hear you been in, and seemed to be doing ok.
[18:16]<KK> Yep, I go Tuesday for mt post-op check.  Feeling better every day.
[18:16]<Kelric> darkover is probably out for me this year.
[18:16]<Kelric> not that I've ever actually managed to make it to darkover :P
[18:17]<the_Bee> I persuaded Jalle to let me pay via Paypal.
[18:18]<the_Bee> KK, tell us more about your productive week.
[18:18]<KK> Yike, I'm eating cereal, and Gus is trying to get at the milk.  I've told him I'll leave him some, but he's pushy.
[18:18]<the_Bee> Is he biting your fingers again?
[18:18]<KK> yep.
[18:19]<jemler> you've been catnipped! :)
[18:20]<KK> OK, finished the cereal and have left him some of the milk, as promised--and he's lapping it up.
[18:20]<duck> or Gus is trying to be a cereal killer
[18:20]<the_Bee> OUCH!
[18:22]<KK> Anyway, I've pretty much finished up the chapter I've been working on, re the Camberian Council.  We also set up the Hogan situation, that his new wife has just died in childbirth.  Just have to massage the last page or two and wind it up so I can get back to the main action.
[18:22]<jemler> keep that cat away from my froot loops!
[18:22]<Kelric> nice
[18:22]<KK> Oatmeal squares, in my case.
[18:22]<Kelric> I havejn't been in the loop in a while,  are there any upcoming projects after this book?
[18:22]<KK> Brown sugar-flavored.  Very tasty, and they don't get soggy too quickly.
[18:23]<jemler> what ever happened to thosr toasties or whatever they were?
[18:23]<KK> We want to reissue the 1st 3 Camber books with light polishes, as we did for the first 3 Kelson books.  And Debby and I want to do the Adept prequel.
[18:24]<jemler> sounds good to me, but pace yourself, ok?
[18:24]<the_Bee> remind me--what era is th prequel going to be set in?
[18:25]<KK> Well, none of that is apt to happen overnight.  I first need willing suckers--er, volunteers, to scan the 3 Camber books for me.
[18:25]<KK> 1879.
[18:25]<KK> Oh, and I also want very much to rerelease Lammas Night.
[18:25]<jemler> smile when you say that :)
[18:26]<KK> :-)
[18:26]<jemler> that's better :)
[18:27]<Kelric> hmmm
[18:28]<Kelric> if I had a working scanner KK,  I'd do the scans for you since I'm not doing anything important
[18:28]<jojo> does anyone have a personal scan to email printer/scanner?  My company has them, but I can't use for personal stuff.
[18:28]<the_Bee> not I, sorry.
[18:29]<jemler> my printer has a scanner about 8.5 by 11
[18:30]<Kelric> it wouldn't even be hard for me to find the books since I had just pulled out the whole series of books for my mom
[18:34]<KK> Well, we'll just have to put the word out and hope that someone turns up who has both the scanner and the time.
[18:34]<duck> i can probably manage a scan a page a day but i think my editions have pesky english spellings in them
[18:36]<KK> Hi, Duck.  Pesky English spellings not a problem, but I suspect that it would take a long time, at one page per day.
[18:36]<jemler> you mean words like "Crikey" and "g'day"? :)
[18:36]<KK> Words like honour and colour.
[18:36]<duck> now that would be interesting
[18:37]<jemler> if you have ocr a spell checker will take care of that.
[18:37]<duck> imre: crikey is that the haldane? stone the flaming crows
[18:37]<jemler> LOL
[18:38]<jemler> my nephew said they had an exchange student from Oz last year, and he said "Crikey"!
[18:38]<duck> it certainly would be an unusual addition to the casting call list
[18:40]<jemler> i tried to explain what chunder meant to the group one night. i was told to stop! :)
[18:40]<duck> i'm a bit busy at the moment but when would you be wanting scans done by KK?
[18:41]<KK> No ginormous rush.  Several months, certainly after I finish the current book.
[18:41]<duck> scanning would be welcome relief from my ongoing battles with a telephone company
[18:42]<the_Bee> ?
[18:42]<KK> Why are you battling the telephone company?
[18:43]<duck> they're billing me for a technical error on their side which resulted in not getting internet access
[18:44]<KK> Oh, I know about that kind of battle.  Can they bill you if they don't give you service?
[18:44]<KK> Of course, silly me, we battled DISH, who kept billing us for service we weren't receiving.  Took over a year to get out from under.
[18:45]<duck> their accounts department are different from the tech services group - tech services admitted that the error was there but accounts are a law unto themselves
[18:45]<KK> What can they do to you if you don't pay up?
[18:46]<duck> hopefully it is relatively easy to fix but i need a few hours to transfer through various departments to sort it out
[18:46]<duck> so i can probably scan whilst i'm on hold
[18:46]<KK> Amazing, what one can accomplish while on hold.
[18:47]<Kelric> rofl
[18:48]<duck> the art of multitasking can be learnt and applied by us blokes even if we won't ever admit it
[18:48]<Kelric> heheh
[18:48]<duck> but "shhhh!!!" don't tell the ladies that
[18:48]<Kelric> yeah.  I should be setting up to do some miniatures painting while game 4 of the WS goes on
[18:49]<the_Bee> any score?
[18:49]* You are now known as Bynw
[18:50]<the_Bee> hi bynw
[18:50]<duck> g'day bynw
[18:50]<KK> Baseball: bleech!  I'd say it's a guy thing, but I know ladies who are avid.  Go figure!
[18:50]<KK> Hi, Bynw.
[18:51]<the_Bee> I'm only interested when my team is involved
[18:51]<jemler> hi bynw
[18:51]<jojo> hello Bynw
[18:51]<Bynw> hi all
[18:52]<Bynw> GF just left after watching the vikings game :o)  she's a football fan
[18:53]<KK> How does one decide what is one's team?  I mean, it's not like one really has a stake in it.  HS & college ball, I can sort of understand--but pro sports?  Is a mystery!
[18:53]<Bynw> and so you all know if you haven't heard elsewhere: 
[18:53]<the_Bee> "Root, root, root for the home team."
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[18:54]<jemler> hi fudgebob
[18:54]<duck> i suspect that its a tribal thing KK
[18:54]<the_Bee> hi fudgebob
[18:54]<fudgebob> hello all :)
[18:54]<KK> I guess.  But how does one decide what tribe one belongs to?  Mustery.
[18:54]<duck> you just have to figure out which tribe you belong to
[18:54]<KK> Mystery, too.
[18:55]<jemler> so you got a haircut
[18:55]<Bynw> well i'm from Iowa we dont have a pro team so I go with the Minnesota Vikings, the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears for football
[18:55]<Bynw> jemler, yes i did ... a big hair cut
[18:55]<Kelric> folr me baseball is a nice bit of background noise
[18:56]<Kelric> for my old man this world series is a big thing since he was a philly native.
[18:56]<Bynw> as far as baseball goes ... i have no love of it at all .. if it stopped i wouldnt care
[18:56]<the_Bee> I seldom watch.  I'd rather close my eyes till it's over.
[18:57]<duck> i am a newcastle united football club fan by dint of birth (although i can't speak a word of geordie but the waters of the tyne run deep)
[18:58]<Bynw> i think thats a different kind of football
[18:58]<duck> i've never understood baseball but i did enjoy the major league game i saw in SF
[18:58]* ChanServ gives channel operator status to Bynw
[18:58]<duck> yep bynw - real football
[18:58]<jojo> My mom - one month shy of 90 - is a huge Astros..formerly Colt 45 - previously minor league Houst buffs fan.
[18:59]<the_Bee> rugby or soccer?
[18:59]<jojo> So I grew up with it and have that to share with her.
[18:59]<Kelric> I find baseball fairly boring myself.  The only sport i find even more boring is the NBA
[18:59]<Bynw> no no no real football is what i was watching ... you like soccer
[18:59]* Bynw gives channel operator status to KK
[18:59]<Kelric> My main sport I like watching is Hockey
[19:00]<duck> nah mate, real "real football" is australian rules football followed closely by rugby union
[19:01]<KK> I watch <some> olympic sports--every two years.  But they tend not to be team sports, escept like gymnastic teams, or equestrian teams, or maybe curling teams.
[19:01]<the_Bee> how about jousting?
[19:01]<KK> Sports teams, though?  Feh.  Couldn't care less.
[19:01]<KK> Jousting teams?  Hard to find.
[19:02]<the_Bee> not teams.  renfairs?
[19:02]<jojo> Currently competign each weekend through November...TexRenFest
[19:02]<KK> It's fairly boring to watch for very long.  Thrilling to do, though.
[19:03]<Bynw> jousting is fun to watch at renfaires though
[19:03]<KK> Those who joined us at the PA renn faire last year will remember the jousting there.  It was--ok.  Would have gotten boring if we'd had to watch for very long, though--and I like jousting, and equestrian stuff in general.
[19:05]<+Elim> I tend to have problems with horses.
[19:05]<+Elim> They are big, and smell.. like horses.
[19:05]<KK> I guess I'm just not much of a team player; never was, in HS, and never really got into team participation sports.
[19:06]<Kelric> heh
[19:06]<KK> Horse-smell is good, so long as a nice hot shower comes at the end of it.
[19:06]<jemler> How do you fit a horse in the shower? :)
[19:07]<KK> CLUNK!  Booker is dragging around a bone half his size and dropping it on the hardwood floor.  But he finds it entertaining.
[19:07]<the_Bee> LOL
[19:07]<duck> very carefully jemler
[19:07]<jemler> what ever happened to the one who would swat people with a trout?
[19:08]<KK> He got his first bath this week; came home smelling nice, and your hands doesn't come away black aymore, after petting him for more than 10 seconds.  He'd gotten dirtier than we realized.
[19:08]* the_Bee slaps jemler around a bit with a large trout
[19:08]<jemler> oh, there she is! :)
[19:08]<duck> can you lead a horse to the bath but not make him shower?
[19:08]<KK> Shiral used to swat people with a trout, I think.
[19:09]<Bynw> anyone that has mirc can do that since it's got the trout slap built into it
[19:09]<KK> Those were the days, when Peer would get out of line and inspire all kinds of retribution.
[19:09]<jemler> always thought there was something fishy about her! :)
[19:09]<jemler> i used to get yelled at by DesertRose
[19:09]<KK> Really, Bynow?  How does one do that?
[19:10]<Kelric> KK.  rightclick on someone's nick.
[19:11]<Bynw> -----> nane list over here on the right ... highlight someone (your victim) and right click and choose "Slap"
[19:11]<jemler> i couldn't slap myself!
[19:11]* the_Bee slaps KK around a bit with a large trout
[19:11]<KK> No list comes up.
[19:11]* Kelric slaps jemler with a rubber trout
[19:11]* jemler slaps jemler around a bit with a large trout
[19:11]<the_Bee> do you have mirc?
[19:11]<jemler> that did it!
[19:11]<jemler> OW!
[19:11]<KK> I thought I did.  That's what my shortcut says.
[19:11]<Bynw> you should see the list of people in the chat right KK
[19:11]<Kelric> sadly the IRC software I'm on (X-Chat Aqua for Mac) doesn't have the slap built in...
[19:12]<KK> Yep, I see them.
[19:12]<Bynw> that's the "list"  ... highlight someone by clicking on them just once and then right click and you should get a popup list of commands
[19:12]<KK> I cna highlight them, but nothing happens when I right-click.
[19:12]<Bynw> hmmm
[19:12]<Bynw> that's weird
[19:13]<KK> My right-clicker must be broken.
[19:13]<jemler> what client are you using, KK?
[19:13]<Bynw> Kelric, i added it for old times sake on my xchat
[19:13]<Bynw> KK is using mIRC
[19:13]* Bynw slaps Kelric around a bit with a large trout
[19:13]* jojo has quit (Quit: ajax IRC Client)
[19:13]<jemler> nobody was slapping jojo, she must have felt left out!
[19:13]<KK> It must be a broken version of mIRC.
[19:14]<the_Bee> jojo's gone.  did she jump or was she pushed?
[19:14]* jojo (Mibbit@C06FE3.84EB87.C08168.EA69C6) has joined #deryni_destinations
[19:14]<the_Bee> warner brothers, jojo
[19:14]<jemler> jojo, were you feeling left out because we were slapping each other?
[19:14]<Bynw> KK, we can fix it later :o)
[19:15]<jojo> no, I was trying to find the slap on my rt click...
[19:15]<KK> OK.
[19:15]* Bynw is counting down the days to his Darkover Vacation
[19:15]* the_Bee is going to Darkover.
[19:15]<jojo> and went to other accelerators,. not knowing Vista would kick me out.:s
[19:15]<Bynw> you haven't been to darkover in while have you bee?
[19:16]<jojo> What about Warner Brothers?
[19:16]* duck isn't
[19:16]<the_Bee> 2001 or2003.  Debbie and I were romies.
[19:16]<KK> Bynw, have you gotten a ride sorted out?
[19:16]<the_Bee> WB
[19:17]<Bynw> right now it looks like i'm taking the light rail
[19:17]<jemler> where is darkover?
[19:18]* jojo will be hosting the celebration of Mom's 90th that weekend... maybe next year.
[19:18]<the_Bee> Timonium MD.  thanksgiving weekend
[19:18]<KK> That should work fine.  And I know that Jaelle and a number of other fans will be at the hotel for Thanksgiving dinner. 
[19:19]<jemler> tell your mom, happy birthday!
[19:19]<KK> We may have Thanksgiving dinner in Staunton, and then drive up to the con, or maybe even go up on Friday AM.
[19:19]<the_Bee> I can get a cheaper flight on Thanksgiving
[19:19]<Bynw> brom isnt coming this year either
[19:19]* jemler sets out the fixings for hot tea with peppermint sticks, hot cocoa, and spiced apple cider with cinnamon sticks
[19:19]<Kelric> maybe next year for darkover...
[19:20]* the_Bee sets out warm, fresh-baked manchet bread with honey, butter and homemade strawberry preserves.
[19:21]<jemler> Bee, trade ya!
[19:21]<Bynw> but Darkover isnt gonna be the same without the one person who i've always looked forward to seeing there :(
[19:21]<Kelric> ?
[19:22]* the_Bee swaps a pice of manchet bread with butter and honey for a cup of cocoa with a peppermint stick
[19:22]<Bynw> Susie :(
[19:22]<KK> Yes, that part will be sad this year.
[19:22]<jemler> did Wrengl ever make it to Darkover?
[19:22]<Bynw> wrengl always made it when she was with us
[19:22]<KK> On the brighter side, however, Jaelle tells me that she's lost a gazillion pounds in the past year--like,70 or so?  Can't wait to see her!
[19:23]* Kelric bonks his head against the wall for forgetting about this.
[19:23]<the_Bee> oh yes.  she and Kathi ran the Rampant Lion Pub.
[19:23]<Bynw> wow KK
[19:23]<Bynw> she will be a different version :)
[19:23]<KK> Kathi, alas, will not be there, as she's tacing super budget constraints.  But she seems to be doing much better, elsewise.
[19:23]<Kelric> KK,  you probably wouldn';t recognize me if you saw me.  I'm probably about 70 pounds lighter than I was the last time there was a KK party in the Bay Area
[19:24]<KK> That's terrific! 
[19:25]<Kelric> back before I left cali I know I was over 300.  now I'm hovering around 229.  all of that loss done over the last year and a month
[19:27]<KK> That is so good!  I know how hard it is to lose weight, even when doesn't have masses to lose.  When someone does buckle down and do it, I am always impressed!  Good on ya!
[19:28]<the_Bee> Will Jasta be at darkover this year?
[19:28]<KK> Yep, so far as I know.
[19:28]<Kelric> good change in diet (cutting out 95% of red meat,  100% of fast food, 1000000% soda) and exercise did it.
[19:28]* fudgebob is now known as WilliamShatner
[19:29]<KK> Oh, really?
[19:29]<Bynw> yes jasta will be there
[19:29]* WilliamShatner is now known as JeremyIrons
[19:29]<jemler> :)
[19:30]* JeremyIrons is now known as FredBarber
[19:30]<KK> What a fascinating array of multiple personalities.
[19:30]<jemler> looks like fudgebob is having an identity crisis! :)
[19:30]* the_Bee is now known as Wilma_Flintstone
[19:31]<jemler> or is that identities crisis?
[19:31]<duck> surely its crises
[19:31]<jemler> and it's catching!
[19:31]<Wilma_Flintstone> Crikey! a crisis!
[19:32]<duck> "the watcher in the tower, waiting hour by hour ..."
[19:32]<Wilma_Flintstone> to watch the ladies shower
[19:32]<jemler> quoth the raven "Nevermore"
[19:33]* Wilma_Flintstone is now known as the_Bee
[19:33]<Kelric> inconcievable
[19:33]<jojo> Most ladies have at least a bit of Wilma inside!
[19:33]* Temprus ( has joined #deryni_destinations
[19:33]<the_Bee> hi temprus
[19:33]<Temprus> hi all
[19:34]<jemler> hi temprus
[19:34]<KK> Hi, Temprus.
[19:37]* jemler drops a pin
[19:37]<jemler> BOOM BOOM BOOM
[19:37]<Kelric> where's the kaboom?
[19:37]<Temprus> That was one hell of a pin
[19:37]<jemler> there's an echo in cyberspace
[19:37]<the_Bee> KK, any news on the taling books or the movie?
[19:38]<the_Bee> talking too
[19:38]<KK> The 1st 3 Kelson books should be available; they're working on the next 3, + KKB.  Screenwriter is still working on the script rewrite.
[19:39]<the_Bee> ah.
[19:40]<the_Bee> Does the current childe Morgan novel have a working title yet?
[19:41]<KK> Nope.  Just Childe III.
[19:43]<KK> In truth, there's no rush to name it yet.  I can do that at the end, when I know how everything has worked through.
[19:45]<jojo> sounds wise..
[19:46]<KK> And in the interests of doing just that, I suppose I'd better sign off for tonight.
[19:46]<jemler> well, on that note, goodnight KK. take it easy (if they still say that!)
[19:46]<the_Bee> Have a good week, Katherine.  nighters
[19:46]<KK> I was on a roll today, and want to continue that trend tomorrow.  Plus, it's already nearly 10, bu body clock, so it's getting to be time to think about bed--after I've had the puppy out for a last piddle.
[19:47]<KK> by body clock.
[19:47]<FredBarber> goodnight KK :)
[19:47]<jojo> Till next time then!
[19:47]<KK> Good night, Wilma, and all.
[19:47]<jemler> nite
[19:47]* KK steps onto her Portal, waves goodnight, and disappears in a shower of green sparkles.
[19:48]* KK has quit (Quit: )


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