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One of us has to begin with the 2019 ThreadJust letting everyone know - as we hurtle towards the end of the year in our red socks, dragging along our pet elephants, casting aside our inhibitions - I intend to close this thread at the end of the year. If @ivar does not get there before me and close it sooner.
Hence the change in the title.
Same.Just saying thanks.
If we are shut down I wish to thank each and every person who has contributed to this thread.
I have had so many full plates on my hands this past year.
Checking in here has kept me from dropping said plates, complaining about weight of plates, et certera.
Love you all.
Wanted te express thoughts while I still can.
That’s all it is...a metaphor! Such fun in its joyous, surreal, funny,witty, friendly unseriousness!Last year i posted A christmas online pilgrimage as my way to wish all the forum members a merry christmas. Why do I tell you all that? Well, I feel this NOT a serious thread really is a online pilgrimage! We all hang out here together in our virtual albergue. We all have our reason for why, when and how long at a time. But we walk our km up and down these pages, just as walking a camino. You are all my fellow pelegrino/pelegrina and togheter you all make my journey so much richer. This is my home away from home! I am happy to have met all of you friends here. Merry Christmas to you all!
Happy days are here again, let us sing the song of cheer again!WOA hang on - I did not mean we have to say goodbye to nonsense forever. But if you want to keep it going - start a new thread in 2019. It already takes half an hour to scroll through the thread - we can't have the same one go on forever.
Oh yes it has.
Elephants (plural!) You weigh 2% of how many elephants? And are they African bulls or Indian babies?The calculator on my computer just converted kilos to pounds. And it also told me I weigh 0.02 elephants.
You go. Don't let us stop you.Shame though I was going for 10, 001.
How'd you figure that out, hot shot?I checked my equivalent and you all better hope I have a long life because it may happen that I disappear in a burst of energy equal to that in about 7,500 megaton atom bombs.
Yay!Google does not know all. They are now putting up siding on the new house next door and I took a picture of it to show the color to friends. Google Photos stylized the picture for me in gray scale.
Yippee! So you weren't wanting to shut us down...forever? Good, no...great news!WOA hang on - I did not mean we have to say goodbye to nonsense forever. But if you want to keep it going - start a new thread in 2019. It already takes half an hour to scroll through the thread - we can't have the same one go on forever.
They're not there yet but there's a two elephant garage and the attic will have room for them and their friends to play.Yay!
You’ve got elephants next door.
Any cherry trees around?
Target. Yeah. Good idea. If I feel the giant flash of extinction coming my way I may have time to walk over to ground zero first.Wow, Rick. You better hope not.
Gray siding with gianormous red dots?
They're building a Target store.
Yes.Rick has become a Walrus.
Thank you. It's the same concept as before but that was a cropped photo of a camino sign. I wanted a logo version. I learned a bunch of new image editing techniques with gimp and finally managed to put it all together this afternoon.A bit creepy but brilliant new Avatar , Rick .
never mind the lyrics, just join in the laughter
Without causing a multiple-pile-up-type crash on the whole site ???Giddy. That would best describe me at this moment. A helter-skelter of a day, on many levels. And then I come home to see all the fun since the morning, including a parrot ordering something on Amazon... I couldn't read it as I don't feel like registering. And then vnwalking giving me a great belly laugh, Rick's new avatar, and Peter's dry response, and the Tarzan store, the centiphant and ... and then I had a look at some of the titles of other threads. They should all be here! Seriously unseriously! I did start by saying I was giddy. So now, folks, time to calm down and think quiet peaceful thoughts. Like, how on earth are we going to manage to get the number of replies in before the deadline???
Got it, thanks. Alexa knows what side her bread is buttered on.@kirkie
I read the article in ‘hard copy’ .... a real newspaper ....
I’ll look for a link to an article that doesn’t require registration ... I wouldn’t register either ...
My post was a genuine request for help in finding an accessible video ... or even an article ... on any site that doesn’t require lifetime rights to our every thought/purchase/‘movement’ etc ...
This might work ...
No; we are not cheating. I was just showing how we could cheat if we were not honest. Just to show you how honestYou're cheating? And I thought all you "not serious" types were "honest beyond means".
Two christmas clementines for the origins of that concept.
I don't need to look far. I live in a town founded by ancestors. A sister-in-law of one, a town resident, died in jail awaiting trial for witchcraft. The brother of another was a magistrate critical of the Salem witch trials of the 1690s.25 miles/40kms from Boston (by road) ... I found a good place to start looking ....
Did any attend Hogwarts?I don't need to look far. I live in a town founded by ancestors. A sister-in-law of one, a town resident, died in jail awaiting trial for witchcraft. The brother of another was a magistrate critical of the Salem witch trials of the 1690s.
I must be Greek. And sometimes it seems so appropriate and just feels right to start a sentence with the word 'And'... especially on this forum!And I began to hear this voice in my ear: toe the line, toe the line. We have no funds to prove our innocence. And then (I do love breaking some rules, like beginning a sentence with And) I found this, so having a grasshopper’s attention span... which are you? And knowing that, what difference will that make from now on to your attitude to red socks?
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Well, no. Because I'm none of the above. Sadly not a Hobbit either.And knowing that, what difference will that make from now on to your attitude to red socks?
Googly eyes, Chris. Have a closer look. And think this:I'm confused. Isn't Rick's new avatar exactly the same as before except he changed his background from dark green to blue?
Or could it be this....Well, no. Because I'm none of the above. Sadly not a Hobbit either.
And about And/But/Well...Hahaha!
So I will be an unrepentant devil's advocate.
And what's wrong with starting a sentence with 'And?' Pshaw. So long as it's capitalized - and I don't mean moneyed. Because none of us have any - we spent it on the Camino.
Googly eyes, Chris. Have a closer look. And think this:
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Witch Hunt , Seriously.
Helplessly giggling. You win today, @kirkie.
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