Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by rockgor, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey! What's this craziness about not having money for food?

    What in the world is going on? I am worried about you.
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Bananas are very filling, but still...

    I hate to tell you this, but you needn't observe the world to keep it spinning. This was all set forth sometime ago by the good Bishop Berkeley (after whom our famous school in California is named) when he said things must be observed or they don't exist.

    I think he said that. It's hard to tell. But obviously you can tell things exist and are active when not observed. The fire, for example, burns and turns to ash even after you leave the room.

    Well, said the good Bishop, that's only because God is always watching everything. A lot of pomp and nonsense if anyone wants my opinion.

    I was thinking we could meet in the chat room. Just tried again. I still can't get into the stupid thing. You have to do some technical things I don't understand.

    This weekend or the next I hope to take the machine to a friend so he can work on it. Drive out some of the foul electronics demons that have clogged it, etc. (See Gary Larson)

    If I had your address I could send you a check so you would have milk and cereal to go w/ your bananas.

    I prefer berries w/ my cereal, but you know how people are. Always want their own way.

    There must be some way round this deporable situation.

    You are remarkably cheerful about the whole thing.
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    You are so funny. I was talking to an old roommate from college recently and he used the term Luddites. I'd forgotten all about it.

    Who is Schrodenger? One of the TS Elliot cats? Haven't seen the show. Can't stand Weber. Think he's written about 2 or 3 good songs in his career. Stephen Sonheim, one.

    I read about a young black woman who'd been dancing in CATS for ten year. Maybe she's still doing on. (Look, I wrote "on" for "it". Ah, my poor mind is going, going...

    What a strange life. (Referring to the Black woman.) But of course lots of people have strange lives. 25 year as a light house keeper, for example.

    Did I tell you me great-great grandfather was Irish? But he had a Scottish name.

    The problem w/ this board is I can't look back at your message to see what I'm forgetting. Oh well,

    I'm off to take a nap. We are playing bridge and canasta tonight. All the best from here in the West.
  4. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Gatecrashing as usual.

    I just had to nod agreement. Honora you can get several BBC channels via your computer for free, Radio 4 and Radio 7 have some good stuff on them and you can listen anytime by just clicking below the listen live box. Just type in BBC Radio and favoritize 7 (for plays and comedy)or 4 (for current events some plays and news) I have remote speakers that were cheap by my bed.

    As you both know we had visitors this weekend bit of an ordeal. Learned that they just forked over $45,000 tuition room and board for 9 months at University for their daughter, who will also "need" an allowance of $12,000 or so a year. I calculated and said so, that this is about the amount our family of three and pets, with mortgage and taxes etc have to survive on in three years.

    It always amazes me that people have this sort of money when we are like you Honora, struggling all the time. My one luxury is this old computer and its $29.98 pcm fee.

    Although I do try and subscribe to "never own more than you can carry on your back" I do like my little house.

    So please try and get to a food bank. Here, we have a great lunch kitchen that is supported by all the local organic growers so the food is delish.

    Sorry for butting in, I love chatting with you two guys.

    Love Anne
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Always good to talk to you.

    What constantly astonishes me is the huge sums people will pay for a celebrity item. A baseball, a pair of shoes, a shirt, a house. Huge sums because they have some connection to a famous person.

    Nothing so queer as folk.
  6. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    I just got back from my Son's house as he has the day
    off. Had Tube Steaks and potato salad for lunch and that
    Woody Allen movie "Take The Money and Run" for dessert!!
    Hadn't seen it in many years and noted to my Son that
    it had been edited and they had cut out a whole scene
    for "political" correctness! OH, Well so much for creative
    integrity and contemporary Censorship!!

    Honora: I'm with Rocky on this one. If I have a P.O. Box I'd
    send you a money order because like Rocky I have more
    money than good sense!! You should not be worried about
    your next meal!! When my wife and I were first married
    we figured out how to "live on love". We ate the babies!!
    Luckly we were able to get beyond that necessity.

    Hey Anne, is the Coast Clear? You survived the "inlaws
    and the outlaws" ? Wow! You know, I think I did four
    years of College and one year of Grad School on less than
    50 G's Total. How's the poor child gonna do it on the
    ration alotted? Something is out of wack. Glad you sur-
    vived the weekend and are back among friends!

    Rocky: I was surprised to learn that Theodore Roszak
    who of course wrote The Making of a Counter Culture
    is yet Teaching at Hayward State!! I think he also
    wrote The Berkeley Rebellion and Beyond if my memory is
    correct?? He must even be older than you by now!!
    Glad to see there are still some of those old sixties
    intellectuals yet in the bushes!!

    Will"talk later,

  7. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    A "tube steak" is an upper middle class word for

    "HOT DOG". The Kennedy's eat them!!

    Are you doing well tonite?
    P.S. Being part French we can't eat "FRANKS"
    That would be cannabalism!!

    [This Message was Edited on 08/21/2006]
  8. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Hey, lovely day here in Upstate NY.

    Honora you are so right, I sure would rather be kind.

    Hey, my friends stopped by last evening and they are about to drive out to SF to visit their daughter. I told them, "Just remember to wear some flowers in your hair".

    We just about finished the main exterior painting-the neck is actually numb all over now. DH said, "Hey, Annie girl, maybe other women your age don't get this pain as badly as they don;t clamber about on ladders and so forth." MMMM relevation...coincidence....I think NOT!

    Now I just have to decide whether we dare brighten up this very sedate neighborhood by doing bright terracotta shutters aginst the gravel green paint. Whadyathink? Presently, the shutters are dark brown(though now off the house) as before the house was brown too.

    If I eat veggie dogs are they called earthtube steaks?

    Could do with a good joke. Anyone?

    Gee Mrdad had I known you were rich I would have come for dinner....darn it another missed opp.

    Oh excitement. The police came to our house last night-had got the wrong address. See how thrilling my life is?

    They changed the movie? That is a good movie. I like the original Fun with Dick and Jane too. The bit with the gun was funny in that as well.

    Have a great day.

    Love Anne

  9. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    Well does that sound familiar?? Now that I have your

    Honora: Sorry I didn't get back with you last nite con-
    cerning the S.F. visit in Oct. of your Step Daughter.
    Kinda crashed. Lotta hills to my Son's house yesterday!!
    No cable cars near his place!! Anywho, your S. Daughter
    is picking a good time to come here. Sept. into Mid. Oct.
    and sometimes beyond can be are best weather. May be still
    say "Indian Summer"?? Do you know how long she will be
    visiting?? There is always lots of "stuff" happening here
    of course! We have a lots of Art venues including a new
    De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park that is getting much
    attention especially it's unique design!

    Suggest she check "Craigslist" for current events in City
    prior to her trip. I am familiar with many restaurants
    and would love to extend an invitation to her for a nice
    lunch or dinner and I quick seminar on the pros and cons
    here!! Anyway, just a thought. Hope all is going well

    Hello Anne and Rocky: Gonna get back on the computer
    and continue correspondence with you a bit later. It's
    my Nap time. "talk" later OK??

  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    People still play Canasta. At least we do. We play the version called Samba which is a little more complex. All versions are a form of rummy. So is mah jong for that matter.

    But I think all card games are pretty much vanishing. Except, of course, for the ones they play in casinos where people gamble.

    I don't know why they don't just stay home and set their money on fire. Be less bother and ultimetly less expensive than schlepping all the way to Las Vegas.

    Used to live in Vegas. Left almost 40 years ago. Haven't been back, but I read the place is flourishing. Population up 500%.

    I prefer an evening w/ a good book, a cool drink and a comfortable bed.
  11. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    When I was a kid, I had a girlfriend who lived in a huge English house, looked like Remains of the Day sort of house.

    I used to be invited sometimes, and this one time, we were allowed into the "drawing room" to meet her uncle who was a famous author, Arthur Ransome, who wrote the famous "Swallows and Amazons" (super British kids books of 50 years or more ago).

    Here was this man sitting in a high backed chair, by the blazing fire that was in this huge fireplace, with a smoking jacket and hat on!!! The room looked like every Victorian or Edwardian more likely, movie you ever saw. And this was 1955. He opened a tin of Quality Street toffees and let us chose one.

    This gals parents were older, or maybe it was her grandparents, but they were Fabians-gosh it must have been grandparents, and still dressed in the garb of the 1900's really. It was if time had stood still.

    Lucille, the girl in question, took me aside and said, "Keir Hardy used to stay here you know". Now I thought this must be something to do with Nelson and "Kiss me, Hardy" until I got a little older and joined the British Labour Party and learned all about Keir Hardy.

    I went to a school that my son says is "Hogwarts" where all the mistresses(girls only school) wore their gowns and on special days, ermine trim and their mortars.

    Well see, you got me reminiscing about the old days. I think where we lived we were caught in a time warp as I was just looking at some old photos and it looks more like the 20's than the 50's for sure. Then of course we all got modern really quickly in the 60's and all that old stuff got swept away. Some of us even got inside toilets!!! Although central heating and showers were not to appear until the 70's can you believe!

    Rockgar, do you know what the following means: (from 60's UK) winkle pickers, bouffant, drainpipes, teddy boys, mods, rockers.

    Love Anne

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