OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)

Posted by: Horowitzian

OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 01:22 PM

Are you ready to move to Florida yet? I have been keeping track of the cold snap...and I hope you are staying warm. BRRRR!

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?map.x=146&map.y=159&site=grr

Lucky you aren't seeing the -40 numbers like some place in North Dakota...
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 01:29 PM

Yes! I am ready to move anywhere where the temps are in the 70's and 80's! It's horrible up here right now! 7 degree's this morning! By the end of the week, they are predicting possibly - 40 with the wind chill factor.

I think I'm going to become a snow man. I'll throw snow balls at cars as they pass and then freeze back into position again with that smerky grin as they stop and try to figure out WHO DID THAT?! of course, they may be ice balls by the time they reach the cars but, OH WELL! Entertainment is entertainment right?
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 01:48 PM



Thanks for a good laugh! That would be the ultimate prank!

I hope the weather wizards lowballed that windchill. That will be wicked.

Perhaps you'll dream about Florida tonight. \:D ;\)
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 01:53 PM

Where do you live anyway? And, DON'T tell me Florida or I may have to block all further contact from you and BOB too!

I plan on visiting Fla next year for a couple of weeks. We used to go every year for 3 weeks but, then as the kids got older, school became a bigger priority. This year, my youngest graduates high school. YES! FREEEEEEDOOOOOMMMMM!!!!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 01:55 PM

I am not in Florida...and I dislike BOB as much as you right now...braggart. :p

PM sent.
Posted by: JDelmore

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 02:55 PM

On the Weather Channel this morning, I saw a guy throw a cup of water up into the air...it came down ice...

We're nearing 60F right now, but it was 23F this morning when I got up...NOT Louisiana weather...

Jer...if you become a snowman, I don't think throwing snowballs would be a very good idea...LOL!!

Y'all stay warm up there...don't go out unless you have to. And if you do, have a wee dram when you come back in!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 02:56 PM

I'm going with this weather!

All I can do is smile and
Posted by: RonTuner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 02:59 PM

I finally dug out my "supercoat" this morning... It is still a little too warm out though, it really needs to be below zero without the windchill.

Hang in there - and remember these days when it's 90 degrees with 100% humidity and you're stuck to another piano bench...

Ron Koval
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 03:08 PM

I'm not sure which is is best. Being stuck to a piano bench frozen to it with frost bite?

Or, being stuck to a bench in 90 degree weather. hmmmm, some toss up.... 90 wins! Then I could this to the Michiganders up there when I go down to Florida next winter for a couple of weeks!
Posted by: Piano World

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 03:33 PM

It isn't all that warm down here right now either.
Well, I guess that's a relative term.

Highs in Pompano Beach (where I'm living now) and St. Petersburg (where I am today) are only in the low 60's.

Of course, it will go back up soon.

And NAMM / Anaheim where I'm headed tomorrow is expected to be sunny and in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Gee I miss New England --- NOT!
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 03:45 PM

It was a record 72 degrees here in San Francisco yesterday.

You are all welcome to move out here where it never snows. \:\) But if you live in San Francisco proper you have to get used to being rather damp/chilly year-round (except for those odd warm days when you least expect them).
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 04:22 PM

Oh no Horowitzian! Frank is in Florida too! BUM's all of you! Bum's I tell ya! Florida beach bums.
Ohhh how I miss going down there... I'm soooooooo jealous!
Posted by: b3groover

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 05:38 PM

It's cold, but I enjoy the weather here in Michigan. Never a dull moment.

I like the change of the seasons. I just wish the city of Lansing would step on it and get us that money they said they would to replace our 100 year old windows! My heating bill is going to be outrageous this month!
Posted by: Piano World

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 05:56 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Oh no Horowitzian! Frank is in Florida too! BUM's all of you! Bum's I tell ya! Florida beach bums.
Ohhh how I miss going down there... I'm soooooooo jealous! [/b]
Beach Bums?
How can you say that?

This is from a few days ago, out for a bike ride with my sister (yes, I know, I need to ride a lot more often :-)

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 06:06 PM

You remind me of my dad. He would go to Florida in December every year and call me in January just to say, HI JER! WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE UP THERE?! Laughing the whole time as he told me he was in shorts and it was 80 degree's. I don't think he ever missed a year in doing that. He got just as much glory out of doing it the next year as he did 10 years before! Sheesh! Some people!
Posted by: Bob

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 06:10 PM

I'm going to quit gloating. After all, we get hurricanes, plenty of summer rain and heat, so it all evens out. If I continue to gloat, I'll be boarding up my house this summer for sure. I'm sorry this winter is awful for many of you.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 06:47 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Oh no Horowitzian! Frank is in Florida too! BUM's all of you! Bum's I tell ya! Florida beach bums.
Ohhh how I miss going down there... I'm soooooooo jealous! [/b]
:D \:D

I had forgotten about that!

Say, Frank, why'd you have to tease us with the muscle shirt and shorts? :p
Posted by: wcctuner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 08:27 PM

My son just went back to Lansing after being in New Jersey-home, for a month. It's not warm here, but nothing like the great cold state of Michigan. He had to clear a month's worth of snow and ice off his car! I'm just glad he could find it!
Posted by: wcctuner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 08:37 PM

I just saw that the high in Lansing tomorrow and Friday will be 6 degrees, and then reach a balmy 20 over the weekend. I don't want to think about what your heating bills are going to be.
Posted by: dherbon

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/14/09 10:03 PM

Weather Report for Northeast Iowa, Thursday Morning

Temperature -25 degrees
Wind chill -45 degrees
PIANOS -30 to -50 cents flat

This morning 7 inches of new snow, more due Friday.

I have tuned 10 pianos since last Friday, All were -25 cents flat in the treble octave to -65 flat in the 7th octaves. Most had been tuned last November. I will see a Steinway grand tomorrow morning, I can hardly wait. Next week it is going to be a positive 35 degrees, maybe.
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 01:17 AM

It's cold in Maine, but it keeps the Blackfies and mosquitoes down to a manageable level.

With a woodlot and a wood burning stove our heating costs are right where they have been for years - a little chain saw gas and some sweat along with the town taxes on the wood lot. 'Comes out to about $50 per year give or take a little.
Posted by: b3groover

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 02:22 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by wcctuner:
I just saw that the high in Lansing tomorrow and Friday will be 6 degrees, and then reach a balmy 20 over the weekend. I don't want to think about what your heating bills are going to be. [/b]
Neither do I. Especially with our 40+ year old furnace that probably operates at 60% efficiency (if we're lucky). The city is supposed to be replacing that, too.

Any time now. \:\)
Posted by: RonTuner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 08:40 AM

Yikes! -10 this morning... that's without the windchill.

Even inside the car, my nose was burning until the car warmed up a little!

On the radio, they mentioned 60-some days until spring...
Posted by: Bob

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 08:50 AM

I used to tell customers to avoid tuning in January/Feb due to the cold, dry air taking the pianos flat. On those pianos 25 cents or more flat, it might be prudent to raise them only 1/2 way to 440, or you'll be lowering pitch big time come spring and summer. Or........maybe reschedule tunings after the cold snap ends.

I found I had to lower my furnace humidifier during cold snaps to about 15% or the windows would frost up.
Posted by: dschwoyer

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 09:39 AM

We got 1" of snow this morning.

Anymore,the weather channel warns us of severe weather conditions,and when we get outside,we think "This is severe?"
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 10:03 AM

Single digits this morning. No problem, two wood stoves in the house and two Dampchasers in the piano: inside and in back, seriously! Pitch still fluctuates a hertz or two though. Its a Walter Console.
Posted by: Furtwangler

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 11:16 AM

Here is something that may break your heart, guys!

http://www.psview.com/weather/
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 11:56 AM







\:D
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 12:10 PM

I like cold weather. It helps relieve the ache from banging my head against the wall.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 01:54 PM

Here is something that may break your heart, guys![/b]

Give him cold weather, please give him cold weather!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 02:36 PM

Okay, now you warm weather guys are going to get it!

Just because it's warmed up to -38, from -40 yesterday, don't mean it's not beautiful here with the clear blue skies, and the warm sunlight flooding through the windows! BUT . . .

When it's this cold, nothing beats a warm fire, two glasses of red wine, and a wolf fur rug to lie on! Add freshly baked blueberry pies, cherry pies, and homemade cinnamin buns! Then, before bed, a warm bath or shower! Add to that lots of time to play the piano because . . . the car won't start!

Take that!

I think summer all year round would be boring! Notice I said, "I think"! \:D
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 08:15 PM

Jerry Groot...you put a hex on me!!!!!!! Until yesterday the weather here in Central Carolina was mid to upper 50's. About normal for this time of year.

Tonight the low is expected to be 12 out here in the hinterlands; tomorrow's high 30. Brrrrr!!! We just aren't used to this!!!

Good Job Ole Friend, Ole Buddy, Ole Pal!!!

One of Diane's cinnamon buns with a cuppa java sure would help!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 09:15 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Here is something that may break your heart, guys![/b]

Give him cold weather, please give him cold weather!
[/b]


;\)
Posted by: RoyP

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 09:43 PM

Hey, I just looked at the weather map. It's 4* in Cincinnati now, and 7* in Grand Rapids. What's wrong with this picture? I'm 350 miles south of Jerry. It's suppose to be warmer.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 10:34 PM

Global warming has started in Grand Rapids Roy.
Time to breakout the T-shirts
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 11:17 PM

Do you guys remember the post where I was blowing the cold air south???? Well? It took a while but, it worked!!!!!

It's so cold out there right now that my dog doesn't even like it!



I was just thinking, I'm glad I'm not a nudist!
If any nudist colonies are religious, they are sure to turn into atheists in the wintertime.
Posted by: RoyP

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/15/09 11:26 PM

Funny.

You can keep that cold air up north where it belongs!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/16/09 12:35 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:

I was just thinking, I'm glad I'm not a nudist!
[/b]
We are too Jerry! We are too! \:D
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/16/09 01:21 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Do you guys remember the post where I was blowing the cold air south???? Well? It took a while but, it worked!!!!!

It's so cold out there right now that my dog doesn't even like it!



I was just thinking, I'm glad I'm not a nudist!
If any nudist colonies are religious, they are sure to turn into atheists in the wintertime. [/b]


\:D \:D \:D \:D
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/16/09 06:58 AM

"Global warming has started in Grand Rapids Roy." Ron Alexander

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Don't get me laughing. Where I live, warming of any sort is welcome, global, local, or warming of any geographical measure.

I got so excited about Al Gore's "Global Warming" pontificating that I put in less firewood this year. 'BAD mistake!
Posted by: dherbon

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/16/09 11:58 AM

Its warming up in Northeast Iowa. This morning we had an all-time record low for any day for the Waterloo area, -34 degrees. Decorah, Iowa was at -40 degrees this morning. I did not want to know what the wind chill was. I fell the the warmth moving in, it is only a -14 degrees right now. I wonder if the soundboards are drying out a little. More tunings down the line.
Posted by: b3groover

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/16/09 01:55 PM

For the record, Global Warming doesn't mean that every place on earth is suddenly warmer. It means that there will be greater fluctuations between the extremes.

Which is kinda what we're seeing right now. These are some of the coldest days in decades.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/16/09 08:37 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Do you guys remember the post where I was blowing the cold air south???? Well? It took a while but, it worked!!!!!

It's so cold out there right now that my dog doesn't even like it!



I was just thinking, I'm glad I'm not a nudist!
If any nudist colonies are religious, they are sure to turn into atheists in the wintertime. [/b]
Well, I'm glad we went to NAMM just in time.
It was 82 and sunny today. Staying here through Monday, by then Southern Florida should have warmed up again.

Was taking to the folks from Jansen today, they said it was 18 degrees in WI today (without the wind chill factor).
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/16/09 09:11 PM

Lucky! Here's my weather. Note the first line.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?map.x=149&map.y=160&site=grr

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -14. West southwest wind around 8 mph.

Let's trade places!
Posted by: Furtwangler

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/16/09 09:18 PM

Jerry

you sure? It is -14 down in Ft Wayne right now!

Just got back from playing a few holes of golf with the missus this afternoon. Kinda chilly toward the end - about 70 today mid-afternoon.
Posted by: Torger

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/16/09 10:21 PM



Here in MN, It may be cold, but it won't stop me from thinking warm or grilling.

Lunch ended up rare / med rare.
somehow I'm sure the air tempature helps. \:\)
Posted by: Horwinkle

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/17/09 12:56 AM

Well, the cold weather has hit us here in Florida, too.

I'm chilled tonight! The temp is down to 52 degrees. Brrrrrr. \:\) \:\)
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/17/09 02:24 PM

\:D :p
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/17/09 10:08 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by L Horwinkle:
Well, the cold weather has hit us here in Florida, too.

I'm chilled tonight! The temp is down to 52 degrees. Brrrrrr. \:\) \:\) [/b]
:p Typical Floridan. \:D \:D
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/17/09 10:09 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Papageno:


Here in MN, It may be cold, but it won't stop me from thinking warm or grilling.

Lunch ended up rare / med rare.
somehow I'm sure the air tempature helps. \:\) [/b]
Hey, at least you've got some way to warm your hands. \:D
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/17/09 10:46 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Papageno:



Here in MN, It may be cold, but it won't stop me from thinking warm or grilling.

Lunch ended up rare / med rare.
somehow I'm sure the air tempature helps. \:\)
 Quote:
Originally posted by Horowitzian:
Hey, at least you've got some way to warm your hands. \:D
Yeah, and that's his kitchen - I'd hate to think what it must be like outside! \:D
Posted by: Torger

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/18/09 06:05 PM

it was about about 0 on the home themometer, -9 with windchill.

as you guessed hand warming is easy.

dishwashing is another story.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/18/09 08:43 PM

Na, you should just throw 'em out... \:D \:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/18/09 08:47 PM

Toss them in the microwave, go outside, freeze yourself and then come in for a nice warm booger, er, burger. We got about another 6 inches or more yesterday.
Posted by: Horwinkle

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/18/09 11:03 PM

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!
It was 48 degrees in Ft. Lauderdale last night!
Brrrrrrrr ... I had to turn on the heat again!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/19/09 12:50 PM

Yipeeeee! You got it too! 0 this morning here. 12 degree's now.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/19/09 02:12 PM

Right now it's in the upper 30's. Tonight supposed to be in the mid 20's with snow showers after midnight. Jerry, you really, really put the jinx on me weather-wise. I can hear you snickerin'....stop it!!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/19/09 06:04 PM



Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/21/09 12:16 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by L Horwinkle:
ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!
It was 48 degrees in Ft. Lauderdale last night!
Brrrrrrrr ... I had to turn on the heat again! [/b]
:D \:D Typical Florida behavior...temperature goes below 50, and the heat goes on. :p
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/21/09 02:28 PM

Yeah, ya big babies! \:D
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/21/09 02:35 PM



Still bitter cold up there in Grand Rapids?
Posted by: RonTuner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/21/09 03:45 PM

Heat wave here in Chicago - sunny and over 20!

Time to pull out the spring jacket...
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/21/09 05:16 PM

Hey! It got up to 29 today!!! Hooray! The weather ball says "warmer weather ahead." Double Hooray!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/21/09 06:21 PM




Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/22/09 09:19 PM

Still running 29 degree's over here! Hope it's still cold down south!
Posted by: JDelmore

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/22/09 09:58 PM

S'pose to be 75 tomorrow, Jer...low of 51 tonight...LOL!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/22/09 10:01 PM

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/22/09 11:29 PM

No fair I say, no fair!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/22/09 11:55 PM

Isn't it, though?

Move over, Delmore, we're moving in! :p


\:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/24/09 05:05 PM

-17 with the wind chill today again. But, sunny and no snow!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/24/09 08:56 PM

BRRR!!!

You can be thankful for no new snow, however. ;\)
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/26/09 09:38 AM

Okay, here's the latest report in Michigan. My wife just talked to a friend in Kalkaska Mi. Currently, with the wind chill, it is -17 up there. They have so far this year, had 158" of snow.

Here in GR,it is -15 with the windchill factor and so far this year, we have had 88" of snow.

Next?
Posted by: JDelmore

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/26/09 10:21 AM

Dang, Jerry...y'all better be thawed out by July...

I'm already gonna have to bring a jacket--your daytime highs in July are like our nighttime lows...LOL!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/26/09 12:58 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Okay, here's the latest report in Michigan. My wife just talked to a friend in Kalkaska Mi. Currently, with the wind chill, it is -17 up there. They have so far this year, had 158" of snow.

Here in GR,it is -15 with the windchill factor and so far this year, we have had 88" of snow.

Next? [/b]


88" or 158". It's a LOT of snow. Though I suppose areas up in the high Rocky Mountains get a lot more...I do hope you thaw out before July. \:\)
Posted by: JDelmore

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/27/09 12:18 PM

Dagnabit, Jerry!! Stop your voodoo!!!

Although it's near 70F right now, we have a 70% chance of an ICE STORM tonight and tomorrow!!!

I blame YOU!!!
Posted by: pianosxxi

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/27/09 02:13 PM

Hope your weather gets better!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/27/09 04:24 PM

Easy for you to say out in So Cal.


\:D \:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/27/09 09:15 PM

Hehehe. I'm so sorry fella's and felines! It makes me tickled PINK and blue and green and yellow to see other parts of the country turning icy and cold too! \:D :p

9 degree's now with more snow expected tonight.
1" +. Hope that's all we get!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/27/09 09:47 PM

Me thinks the more Jerry wishes the bad weather woes on us in the warmer climates of the continent, the more weather woes that come his way. Voo Doo in reverse!!! Hmmmm???
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/27/09 10:22 PM

SHhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! U no say dat!
Posted by: SuperTuner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/27/09 10:27 PM

Jerry, glad to hear you're so toasty, but I'm blowing it back towards you with my air compressor.

Last night was 34 below.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/27/09 10:29 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Ron Alexander:
Me thinks the more Jerry wishes the bad weather woes on us in the warmer climates of the continent, the more weather woes that come his way. Voo Doo in reverse!!! Hmmmm??? [/b]
More like "voodoo goes both ways". \:D

Supertuner... \:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/29/09 08:44 PM

Must be working Elizabeth! It's snowing all day here again and tonight too! I'm going to buy a BIGGER air compressor and blow it all over America!
Posted by: JDelmore

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/29/09 09:14 PM

DON'T DO IT, JERRY!!!

You've been up to enough mischief already. This morning we had SNOW in Shreveport!!!! Enough to 'almost' hide the grass!!!

Of course...it was gone by noon...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/29/09 09:14 PM

Here you go Jerry:

http://air.ingersollrand.com/IS/product.aspx-en-12816

You can get a 500 hp model.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/29/09 10:35 PM

Allright JD we may as well fess up. Jerry's weather woes are caused by Elizabeth blowing the cold fronts outta the west. JD and me are blowing the warm fronts from the Southern end of the continent. Cold+Warm=Snow+Jerry

How you like that equation Jerry!!! \:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/29/09 11:12 PM

Yep. It's Canada's fault! Keep your cold air to yourselves and Ron and the rest of us just MIGHT keep our HOT air to ourselves too!

maybe...hehehe!
Posted by: Supply

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/29/09 11:41 PM

Yeah, blame Canada you blow-hards. It's all the hosers' fault ... we know...

We`re having temperatures above freezing and Saturday will be sunny and warm (relatively speaking). Sunday we will be back to rain...

The last week was a bit chilly though - there was ice on the water when I went for my morning row in the ocean - had to break through half an inch for a few hundred feet to get to open water....
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/30/09 08:29 AM

You betcha. That's how I did it! I blew hard!

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/30/09 04:58 PM

Jurgen, you're giving me a bad case of early kayak fever talking about the rowing. I usually wait for April, but I just may have to load up and do some February lake rowing.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/30/09 05:00 PM

Jurgen rows in freezing cold weather but, probably drinks warm beer! \:D
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/30/09 11:10 PM

Well bring the beer! Just leave it outside cause we are barbecuing tomorrow! Yes you heard right! Canadians do it in the snow! (Barbecue that is!!) \:D

Oh, and bring along that "global warming guy" cause I want to stuff his face in the snow! :p
Coldest winter, ever!!!!!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/30/09 11:40 PM

Just wanted to show you all a picture of my piano!

See the beautiful black grand piano in the back! That's not mine! Guess again! Anyone have an ice pick! I bet you do Jerry! :p

Now that's a Canadian Grand Piano! Sends shivers down your spine don't it! \:D

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/31/09 12:01 AM

I wanna smash it!!!! Can I huh??? Can I PLEASE?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/31/09 12:14 AM

Hey Jerry,

Let me just make you a drink first so we can make a toast to "Global Warming" okay! Just promise me again, you won't let anyone taste your drink first before you drink it, Remember!

Chip a little ice off the piano first will ya! Cheers! \:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/31/09 12:18 AM

Ahhh, you heard it! She admitted it, she's after me! Hide, quick! Can we get "smashed" before I smash it?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/31/09 12:29 AM

You always leave me "Speechless" Jerry!

Actually, it's because my tongue is stuck to the piano! :p
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/31/09 12:38 AM

I can unstick it for ya! hehehe, YANK!
Posted by: JDelmore

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/31/09 01:20 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Diane...:
Hey Jerry,

Let me just make you a drink first so we can make a toast to "Global Warming" okay! [/b]
Hmmmm...

Lady Astor: "Were I your wife, Sir, I should poison your tea."

Sir Winston: "Were I your husband, madam, I should drink it..."

\:D
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/31/09 09:52 AM

\:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/31/09 11:09 AM

JD, I love it!

Diane, sounds like our "cup of tea." Or, yours to me to which I would then, switch the tea after I distracted you...
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 01/31/09 04:52 PM

Hey Bob, seeing as how you have such lovely weather down there, you don't mind if I move in next door to you do you??? \:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/01/09 09:29 PM

Here's one I got in an email today. Thought it was to cute. Had to share it with you.

COLD IS A RELATIVE THING...
> >
> > 65 above zero:
> > Floridians turn on the heat.
> > People in Michigan plant gardens.
> >
> > 60 above zero:
> > Californians shiver uncontrollably.
> > People in Michigan sunbathe.
> >
> > 50 above zero:
> > Italian & English cars won't start.
> > People in Michigan drive with the windows down..
> >
> > 40 above zero:
> > Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
&g t; > People in Michigan throw on a flannel shirt.
> >
> > 35 above zero:
> > New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
> > People in Michigan have the last cookout before it gets cold.
> >
> > 20 above Zero
> > People in Miami all die.
> > Michiganders close the windows.
> >
> > Zero:
> > Californians fly away to Mexico .
> > People in Michigan get out their winter coats.
> >
> > 10 below zero:
> > Hollywood disintegrates.
> > The Girl Scouts in Michigan are selling cookies door to door.
> >
> >
> > 20 below zero:
> > Washington DC runs out of hot air.
> > People in Michigan let the dogs sleep indoors.
> >
> > 30 below zero:
> > Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
> > Michiganders get upset because they can't start the Snow-mobile.
> >
> > 40 below zero ):
> > ALL atomic motion stops .
> > People in Michigan start saying...'Cold enough fer ya?'
> >
> > 50 below zero:
> > Hell freezes over.
> > Michigan public schools will open 2 hours late
________________________________________
Posted by: dschwoyer

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/01/09 10:17 PM

It was 49 in South Jersey today.Felt like spring.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/01/09 11:39 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Here's one I got in an email today. Thought it was to cute. Had to share it with you.

COLD IS A RELATIVE THING...
> >
> > 65 above zero:
> > Floridians turn on the heat.
> > People in Michigan plant gardens.
> >
> > 60 above zero:
> > Californians shiver uncontrollably.
> > People in Michigan sunbathe.
> >
> > 50 above zero:
> > Italian & English cars won't start.
> > People in Michigan drive with the windows down..
> >
> > 40 above zero:
> > Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
&g t; > People in Michigan throw on a flannel shirt.
> >
> > 35 above zero:
> > New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
> > People in Michigan have the last cookout before it gets cold.
> >
> > 20 above Zero
> > People in Miami all die.
> > Michiganders close the windows.
> >
> > Zero:
> > Californians fly away to Mexico .
> > People in Michigan get out their winter coats.
> >
> > 10 below zero:
> > Hollywood disintegrates.
> > The Girl Scouts in Michigan are selling cookies door to door.
> >
> >
> > 20 below zero:
> > Washington DC runs out of hot air.
> > People in Michigan let the dogs sleep indoors.
> >
> > 30 below zero:
> > Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
> > Michiganders get upset because they can't start the Snow-mobile.
> >
> > 40 below zero ):
> > ALL atomic motion stops .
> > People in Michigan start saying...'Cold enough fer ya?'
> >
> > 50 below zero:
> > Hell freezes over.
> > Michigan public schools will open 2 hours late
________________________________________ [/b]


\:D \:D \:D \:D

Good one, Jerry!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/03/09 01:19 PM

So, Jerry. Which category of that list you posted are you in today?? \:D ;\)
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/03/09 09:04 PM

This afternoon I was here:

20 above Zero - People in Miami all die.
Michiganders close the windows.

Tonight, we're back here again:

Zero-3:
Californians fly away to Mexico .
People in Michigan get out their winter coats.

(Wind chill 10 below zero:
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Michigan are selling cookies door to door.

Man, is it EVER going to end?

Hehe, am I keeping the rest of you cold yet too?
Posted by: Keith Roberts

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/03/09 11:19 PM

I have a picture my mom painted of Nova Scotia that makes me feel cold when I look at it. Too many more of these 70 degree days in Febuary and I'll have to go look at it.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/03/09 11:23 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
This afternoon I was here:

20 above Zero - People in Miami all die.
Michiganders close the windows.

Tonight, we're back here again:

Zero-3:
Californians fly away to Mexico .
People in Michigan get out their winter coats.

(Wind chill 10 below zero:
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Michigan are selling cookies door to door.

Man, is it EVER going to end?

Hehe, am I keeping the rest of you cold yet too? [/b]
:D It's not as bad as it could be. But dang, I feel for you. \:\(
Posted by: RoyP

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/04/09 08:05 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Keith Roberts:
I have a picture my mom painted of Nova Scotia that makes me feel cold when I look at it. Too many more of these 70 degree days in Febuary and I'll have to go look at it. [/b]
Keith, I really didn't need to hear that.

The kids had another snow day off of school today. It's gotten to the point where they're complaining about it. My youngest, last night, said "I don't want another snow day, I want to go to school". They know that at this point they have to make them up later.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/04/09 11:36 PM

No kidding Roy! Let's hex Keith's weather now too!

It's back down into the teens again during the day here and below zero at night with the wind chill. Heah! \:\(
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/05/09 12:54 AM

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/05/09 08:03 AM

It was -1 without the windchill last night.
Posted by: RonTuner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/05/09 09:10 AM

Hoping for close to 50 this weekend.

(shivering in the car this morning...)

Ron Koval
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/05/09 09:28 AM

and it's 1 degree this morning...burrrrrr
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/05/09 12:15 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
It was -1 without the windchill last night. [/b]
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/05/09 06:15 PM

OK. 'Can't stand it any longer. In the thread title what the heck does "OT" stand for?

Open thread?
Over the top?
Old Top?
Overly temperamental?
Only Techs?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/05/09 06:30 PM

OT = Off Topic

That's when I get to jump in and cause trouble!

\:D
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/05/09 06:43 PM

Thanks! 'Couldn't figure that one out at all.

'Long as it doesn't get OC (off color).
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/05/09 06:45 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by David Jenson:
Thanks! 'Couldn't figure that one out at all.

'Long as it doesn't get OC (off color). [/b]
:D

Should I change it to the "Official Wintertime Blues Thread"? ;\)
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/05/09 10:14 PM

Hehehe... I didn't know what it meant either David! I was waiting to see if someone else asked FOR ME! Thanks! \:D

Who the heck wants to talk about pianos all the time anyway?

Today, driving home, (we have a huge weather ball that changes colors according to temp and precipitation) the weather ball was RED which means, "warmer weather ahead!!" YES!

It's probably lying...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/05/09 10:18 PM

He he, I've found that the weather wizards (or in this case, weather crystal ball ;\) ) seldom get anything exactly right. \:D
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/07/09 08:50 AM

How can you tell if a weather man is lying...his mouth is open...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/07/09 08:41 PM




;\)
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/07/09 10:40 PM

Hey! It got up to 50 degree's here today!!!!!! Sunny too! HA HA! YIPPEEKIYEAHBABY! Supposed to be about the same tomorrow! Melt that white crap away!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/07/09 11:42 PM

Wow, Jerry!! The heat wave of the century. \:D \:D

That's great! Now you can go outside without freezing your bum off. ;\)
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/09/09 09:37 PM

Hey! Tomorrow, it is predicted that we are to reach near record breaking temps of 56 degree's!

My air compressor worked! Blew it bye bye.. \:D
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/10/09 12:32 PM

Well, Jerry. Are ya gonna break that record today?? \:D \:D
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/10/09 12:36 PM

Suppose to be 60 \:D a record breaker here in Detroit area
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/10/09 10:27 PM

It made 60 here today too! :p What a beautiful nice sunny day! Almost swimming weather!!! \:D
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/11/09 12:32 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
It made 60 here today too! :p What a beautiful nice sunny day! Almost swimming weather!!! \:D [/b]



Did it do a lot of melting?? ;\)
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/11/09 02:06 PM

It sure did! Hardly any snow left. Especially in light of the fact that it has been raining like mad here all day long. Most of the snow is now gone!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/12/09 09:48 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
It sure did! Hardly any snow left. Especially in light of the fact that it has been raining like mad here all day long. Most of the snow is now gone! [/b]


You can recognize your yard again! \:D \:D
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/13/09 06:17 PM

A picture's worth a thousand words!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/13/09 06:30 PM

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/13/09 06:52 PM

Whoa Nelly! That's cold!!! Keep it there OK???
Posted by: Digitus

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/13/09 11:15 PM

Jerry, us nice folks in Singapore could use a good tech or three. Why don't you take semi-retirement here? \:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/13/09 11:20 PM

Looks pretty warm there! 87 degree's? Nice!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/14/09 01:50 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Looks pretty warm there! 87 degree's? Nice! [/b]
Be careful, Jerry. The humidity there may be the same as the temperature...

\:D \:D
Posted by: b3groover

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/14/09 03:04 AM

Man, what a crappy night. I had a gig in Muskegon with organissimo (my jazz trio) and afterwards we went to get a bite to eat at a local restaurant. When we went inside at 11pm, there were just a few flakes coming down. When we came out an hour later, there was at least four inches of snow on the ground.

The drive home was miserable. It's normally 90 minutes to Lansing from Muskegon, but it took us almost 2 1/2 hours to get back. UGH.

Gotta love Michigan.
Posted by: JDelmore

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/14/09 05:23 AM

LOL!! Someone once said something like 'To lose one parent may be only carelessness, but to lose both certainly seems to be negligence' (maybe Oscar Wilde?). I'm gonna paraphrase and say that 'To be born in snowy realms may be careless, but to stay is surely negligent..."

\:D
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/14/09 07:13 AM

Great things about snow ...

It covers up the leaves you didn't rake last Fall.

The depth of it gives perverse bragging rights.

It makes tires wear much longer by providing insulation from the rough pavement surface.

It keeps most of the riff-raff who can't drive in it off the road so I can get to my tuning appointments.

'Sure keeps the bugs down!

It keeps warm weather lovers from moving here and crowding up the state somethin' wikid!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/14/09 10:38 AM

Well, David, those are very good points indeed. No bugs, no snakes, no bats, no June bugs and other icky creatures. No arguments from me on that!

I can't say as if it keeps the idiot's off from the roads in Michigan though. Seems like, the worse the weather becomes, the more they seem to want to go out shopping clogging up the roads more than ever. It's almost as if "oh no! We have to go out and get something in case it gets worse!" Like, we shouldn't go but, we're going to anyway because we shouldn't. Dummies.

It's still snowing here. Muskegon is on the Lake Michigan Shoreline and almost always gets twice as much snow as Grand Rapids. We only received about 2" or so, last night.

As for staying? Maybe we're glutton's (or stupid) but, it's awfully difficult to leave after all of these years of building up a business only to have to start over again. Yuck. While tempting to cut out and go where it's warmer, staying is, easier. Lazier too! \:D
Posted by: Digitus

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/14/09 02:14 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Horowitzian:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Looks pretty warm there! 87 degree's? Nice! [/b]
Be careful, Jerry. The humidity there may be the same as the temperature...

\:D \:D [/b]
The RH actually swings between mid-60's and ummmm 90-something. But we have airconditioning....

The thing is, if it gets too warm and humid you can go sit by the pool with a long cool one in hand. Heck, you can do it even if it isn't too warm and humid. Most condos have pools, and there are about 24 public pools. \:D \:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/15/09 12:57 AM

You're making me jealous!!!
Posted by: fbieler47

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/15/09 06:33 AM

It sure seems cold up north, here in CT we get a little 20's action once in a while, but the ieiots cant drive on dry pavement let alone a little snow, so it's stay home time
Lucky for me I have four fireplaces and three grand pianos made with lots of wood, if it gets too cold.
I also have 6 cords of seasoned oak just in case I can't get the pianos lit...lol
(just a little warning to my pianos to stay in tune longer or else)...
Wouldn't miss the changing of the seasons though, does get beautiful here in New England..too bad they tax us to death..oh well enjoy what ya' got
\Fred Bieler
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/15/09 12:35 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
You're making me jealous!!! [/b]
Me too!!!!


(Now someone needs to say; "Me three!!!". \:D \:D \:D )
Posted by: galex

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/15/09 01:11 PM

I like both cold and warm weather. Being born in a place where weather would change from day to day, you kind of learn to ignore it. In my region, you had to walk with sunglasses in one hand, and an umbrella in the other so to say. And in the winter time, I once went to an even colder place. The kind of place where spit went 'clunk'. For a kid, that meant unlocking new possiblities and endless hours of fun.
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/15/09 03:27 PM

Here we are 2 hours north of Seattle and the temperature just hit 65F in the backyard.

Daffodils are 3 inches out of the ground, …………… Time for the BBQ…..


Dan Silverwood
www.silverwoodpianos.com
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/15/09 06:34 PM



6 more inches predicted here before Wednesday.
Posted by: SuperTuner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/15/09 06:51 PM

That'll teach ya for bragging about the air compressor!

I wore sandals to church today.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/15/09 07:03 PM

I hope you get stung in the toe by a bee. \:D
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/15/09 07:50 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:


6 more inches predicted here before Wednesday. [/b]
Jerry, it's time to get that 500 HP compressor I linked to earlier out again. \:D




Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/15/09 07:51 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by SuperTuner:
That'll teach ya for bragging about the air compressor!

I wore sandals to church today. [/b]
Why you...I oughta... \:D \:D \:D \:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/17/09 01:40 PM

HA HAAAAA!! It's been sunny n "fair" weather here for 2 days in a row now! You get stung by a bee yet Elizabeth? \:D
Posted by: SuperTuner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/17/09 09:10 PM

No bees, Jerry, but one of the neighbor boys came to ask if he can start trapping my gophers now!

I'm just waiting for the robins . . . and they don't sting. \:\)
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/17/09 10:40 PM

The Robin's are still in Florida yet with Bob chirping in his nice warm tree's. Crapping on his nice clean car.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/18/09 12:59 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
The Robin's are still in Florida yet with Bob chirping in his nice warm tree's. Crapping on his nice clean car. [/b]
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/18/09 07:33 AM

"HA HAAAAA!! It's been sunny n "fair" weather here for 2 days in a row now!" Jerry Groot

_________________________

That's called "Local Warming", Jerry. As for The Global variety; In Maine if you want to get the patrons of our ubiquitous local crossroads convenience stores laughing, mention "Global Warming", or Al Gore. If they don't throw you out, they'll roll on the floor laughing, ... then they'll throw you out!
Posted by: John Pels

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/18/09 08:41 AM

What y'all need to see is an ice storm in Houston Texas. Every once in a while it happens, and if you think the wack jobs in Michigan can't drive, you need to see Houstonians wailing along at 60 on the freeways, only to find that there is a 10 car pileup a half mile later, and cars strewn everywhere. I grew up in New Jersey during a time when it snowed fairly significantly. I've been in Texas now for 30 years and haven't missed the cold. NOW, there are the little details like hurricanes, trop storms and general flooding....tradeoffs I call them.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/18/09 12:45 PM

The tuner says he can't tune it til "spring"!
He's holidaying in Florida! \:D

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/18/09 01:16 PM

It's only "30 below now" so looks like bikini weather to me! \:D

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/18/09 03:57 PM

Not if you fall into the snow. :p
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/18/09 05:23 PM

Nice picture of YOU Diane! I didn't know you snow boarded!

Another snow advisory for my area again. Most of our snow has melted though. We can actually see grass here and there! Glad I'm not a cow, I'd be grazing!
Posted by: Bob

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/18/09 08:34 PM

They heated the performance hall at the university to 78 degrees in Jan which dropped the humidity from 50% to 30% The B and D dropped 20 cents flat. GRRRRR. Floridians have thin blood, and get cold if it's not at least 76 degrees!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/19/09 12:19 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Bob:
They heated the performance hall at the university to 78 degrees in Jan which dropped the humidity from 50% to 30% The B and D dropped 20 cents flat. GRRRRR. Floridians have thin blood, and get cold if it's not at least 76 degrees! [/b]
And I'm guessing they are allergic to putting on more clothes, too. \:D \:D
Posted by: Erus

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/19/09 12:35 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Horowitzian:
And I'm guessing they are allergic to putting on more clothes, too. \:D \:D [/b]
I've got no problem with that.

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/19/09 01:14 PM

\:D \:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/21/09 11:28 AM

Getting a blizzard here again today. What's the weather for the rest of you bums??? \:D
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/21/09 03:53 PM

Been sunny and dry for the last two weeks here. today it is sunny again, high of 55 degrees.

not getting much done today..............



Dan Silverwood
www.silverwoodpianos.com
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/21/09 09:03 PM

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/22/09 01:17 AM

Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/22/09 09:22 AM

Yes I know Jerry, you got hammered yesterday with snowfall......gee I am sorry about that!
Well, I think I am sorry.....I mean..... I look sorry...feel sorry...

Dan Silverwood
www.silverwoodpianos.com
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/22/09 10:55 AM



Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/22/09 01:26 PM

\:D
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/22/09 03:07 PM

Jerry, you.. you.......big meany.....



Dan Silverwood
www.silverwoodpianos.com
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/22/09 05:40 PM

Yeah but, after I knocked you down, I waved the white flag Dan!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/23/09 11:19 AM

It's still not warming up up here! Everybody is feeling the cold! Even dogs with fur are complaining! \:D

Her coat! . . . AND . . .


His coat!
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/23/09 05:20 PM

Jerry, white flag?? I guess I must have missed it there. Well, back to normal here in Vancouver, rain, rain, rain, just above freezing and low ceiling of 2000 ft. It is not the cold here it is the damp….goes right through you….


Dan Silverwood
www.silverwoodpianos.com
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/23/09 05:30 PM

I thought that's what the little gremlin was waving in the same post as the other two little gremlins maybe not? :-)
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/23/09 06:02 PM

Yes you are right Jerry he does have a white flag…missed that…..

Dan Silverwood
www.silverwoodpianos.com
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/24/09 01:39 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Diane...:
It's still not warming up up here! Everybody is feeling the cold! Even dogs with fur are complaining! \:D

Her coat! . . . AND . . .


His coat!
[/b]
Highly appropriate for a little pipsqueak poochie...or is it leg hiker? :p


\:D
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/24/09 08:17 AM

Leg hiker...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/24/09 12:45 PM

\:D
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/24/09 08:14 PM

Weather's holding up. 33 today! Blew it down south again and up north.
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/25/09 07:36 AM

Heat wave today...in the 40's
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/25/09 10:07 AM

Monster M&H,

Anyone who's caught bragging about having good weather . . . has to wear this!!!!!

You can either call yourself a "hotdog" . . . or a "weiner"! :p

Posted by: JDelmore

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/25/09 10:21 AM

LOL, Diane!!! Best one yet!!

Jeez...I've already shed some clothes this morning...we'll probably scare the h...devil out of 80 today...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/25/09 12:06 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Diane...:
Monster M&H,

Anyone who's caught bragging about having good weather . . . has to wear this!!!!!

You can either call yourself a "hotdog" . . . or a "weiner"! :p

[/b]
:D \:D
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/25/09 03:49 PM

Well we have been filling up the reservoirs for the last 3 days…. They must be full by now……. I have been building a big boat and have two of everything ……… :p

What!? Snow forecast for Vancouver tonight? Hey c’mon this is not Michigan or something; this is the wet West Coast. Where is that David Suzuki and all of his global warming nonsense? I am going to have to have a chat with that guy………..

Nice weener Diane, but no Grey Poupon?

Dan Silverwood
www.silverwoodpianos.com
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/25/09 07:16 PM

I'll do ya one better...a Chessy Weiner... \:D

btw... I saw 49 today....
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/25/09 10:13 PM

Rainin here. Possible sleet and fog for the morning drive. I'm heading west 25 miles to Zeeland for the whole day. But, still, around 32 today. Better than -32. \:D
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/27/09 02:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Rainin here. Possible sleet and fog for the morning drive. I'm heading west 25 miles to Zeeland for the whole day. But, still, around 32 today. Better than -32. laugh


You bet! wink
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/28/09 03:13 PM

Still rainin', Jerry?
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/28/09 06:12 PM

Nope! Sun shining, COLD, but, otherwise, beautiful day! I hear the cold weather got blown by ME down to North Carolina?? hehehe.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/28/09 07:17 PM

Yep, Jerry Groot has some powerful wind...hehe. He's blown in a cold rain which is supposed to turn to snow tomorrow. All the children thanks ya Jerry. Me? I'm growlin at ya!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/28/09 08:07 PM

grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/28/09 08:35 PM

Some of us are "begging" for summer!!!!

Especially the "water dogs"! They need wet suits!!! It's not getting better up here!

And, . . slid right into a "white" minivan yesterday. Yes I saw him, but could do nothing about it! The ice is really bad!!!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 02/28/09 08:39 PM

Yeha!! I want to go up north to my cottages and play!!!! Ahhhh for the summer time!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/01/09 12:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Yeha!! I want to go up north to my cottages and play!!!! Ahhhh for the summer time!!!


It'll come; you just have to be patient. crazy


wink
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/01/09 03:33 PM

I want to load up the kayak and head to the lake, drown a few worms, sit on the deck and have a stogie with the summer sun bearing down. I want to sweat a little without having to workout. Oh Summer, please hurry; patience is truly a virtue!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/01/09 05:17 PM

It's sunny here the past two days. I think we're breaking records! 2 days of sunshine! But, still cold. Most of the snow has melted so, that is a very good thing.

I saw where your weather looks awful down there Ron. But, my friend, you can bhave it.[/b] Please keep it for awhile okay? We want what Chicago's weather is predicting. 50's by Friday!

Can't get the bold thing to work.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/01/09 08:48 PM

Sorry to hear about your weather, Ron. But as Jerry said, you can keep it! smirk

Hopefully it'll clear out for you. wink
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/02/09 08:56 PM

4 degree's here today. mad
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/02/09 10:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
4 degree's here today. mad


Nuts! I thought you had warmed up. frown
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/02/09 10:44 PM

Supposed to again by this weekend. 40's -50's. Swimming weather!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/03/09 11:17 AM

Nice! cool

b
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/03/09 06:51 PM

Yeah! Anybody want to come play in my pool??? Course, right now, it's a bit frozen over.... and, 150 miles north of here... hehehe....
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/03/09 09:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Yeah! Anybody want to come play in my pool??? Course, right now, it's a bit frozen over.... and, 150 miles north of here... hehehe....


Better grab the axes and the wetsuits! cool
Posted by: Digitus

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/04/09 06:27 AM

No ice axes nor wet suits needed at this pool. My home is a 1.5 minute stroll away behind the clump of trees in the background. I had a quick lunch-time dip today. grin grin

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/04/09 08:28 AM

That girl on the left in this picture looks like she's practicing to do a belly flop.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/04/09 09:13 AM

Is this what your summer cabin looks like Jerry?

So you won't mind if I just invite myself down do ya! See you when I get there!!!!

Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/04/09 10:28 AM

Jeees! What a bunch of whiners!

... OK. OK. I just climbed out from under a pile of snowballs and ice chunks hurled in my direction.

Here in Maine we've learned to celebrate temperature diversity and precipitation adversity. We had two feet of snow last week, and an additional foot yesterday. Do we complain? No. We enjoy it while we have it. By mid-August it will all be gone!
Posted by: JDelmore

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/04/09 10:42 AM

LOL!! Pack up some of that last of the summer snow and send it to me!! By then, 80 F will be a unexpectedly pleasant cool night in Louisiana...
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/04/09 10:49 AM

Hey David! You can have this T-shirt!

You take the t-shirt, and I'll keep the guy!!!!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/04/09 11:12 AM

Okay, I'm very grateful we don't get weather "this" bad!

Anyone getting weather this bad?

This is bad! I'd definitely be whinning!!!!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/04/09 01:49 PM

Nothing like a nice bit of frozen spray, eh? smirk
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/04/09 03:21 PM

Here's a picture of our cottage by the road.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/MsiDgy-Wlg8veB1qSlplHg?feat=directlink

Here's one of our other cottage by the water.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/SKouzUKMHJ5jR9JcEM55Pw?feat=directlink

Here's a nice sunset.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/k8T8hr72oA3mohvw8HjH0A?feat=directlink

As you can see, these were taken in the spring while there was still snow on the ground. Last spring, actually other than the sunset which was taken last summer.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/04/09 11:25 PM

Nice pics, Jerry! Looks like a fine place for a summer vacation! Love the sunset, too. cool
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/05/09 07:42 AM

JDelmore - I'd love to send you some nice refreshing snow in August, but unfortunately Maine has (as I read it) a unique-resources law that forbids out-of-state shipment of things like moose droppings and snow. Bummer!
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/05/09 07:47 AM

Diane - 'Like the shirt, but really ... you can have the guy. He's all yours! For me, he's the wrong ... uh ... gender, and he's probably a store manikin. laugh
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/05/09 08:34 AM

Thanks, we love going up there. Always something to work on but, what the heck, it's a nice lake, 1 mile across and 2 miles long. Good for zooming around and fishing.

I dunno David, there are always Buffalo Chips? You could mail them under the disguise of "fire starter for firewood." But, you can keep the snow... Watch it, or, I'll blow the colder arctic weather your direction too! hehehe.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/05/09 10:42 AM

Hey Jerry!

Enjoyed looking at all your pictures!

Very nice location! Right on the lake! Looks just like the picture I posted! Boats and everything! Good thing you have those two strong boys of yours! Looks like they have no problem pulling their weight around, and then some! Handy to have them I'm sure, right!

So what should I bring when I show up!!!!?
Posted by: Erus

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/05/09 12:21 PM

That's a really nice place Jerry!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/05/09 01:29 PM

Thank you! BEER! Bring beer! grin
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/05/09 06:57 PM

"Watch it, or, I'll blow the colder arctic weather your direction too! hehehe." Jerry Groot

Considering the prevailing winds across North America, I think you already have. Thanks! It sure saves on the air conditioning costs!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/05/09 08:52 PM

Just make sure you bring the beer to thank me okay? thumb
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/05/09 11:28 PM

60's here today!!!! Cloudy and blowing like heck now too. But, swimming weather!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/05/09 11:50 PM

You bet! burn
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/06/09 10:37 AM

Hey Jerry,

You say there's fishing at your cabin?

We Canadian girls can fish . . . and hold a can of beer all at the same time!



Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/06/09 12:35 PM

eek whistle



whome
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/06/09 11:07 PM



Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/06/09 11:43 PM




Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/08/09 04:00 PM

Rain rain and more rain the last two days. Today, we're even getting a thunder boomer! I love a good thunder storm. So long as it doesn't knock my power out!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/08/09 04:17 PM

Well, with tornado watches all to your south I reckon you may see more...

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/

I like a thunderstorm, too. As long as the tornadoes, baseball size hail, etc. stay away.
Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/08/09 04:33 PM

Well... It started snowing here with wind up to 20 mph.!! Spring will get here someday I hope.

eek
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/09/09 01:28 PM

No tornadoes, no high winds, but, rained all weekend. Today, nice and sunny again! But, cool... Take that any day of the week, most snow is gone. YES!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/09/09 01:40 PM

yippie

Glad to hear it, Jerry! cool Spring'll be here before you know it. smile
Posted by: JDelmore

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/09/09 01:44 PM

S'pose to be 85F here today...

Spring has certainly sprung.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/09/09 04:37 PM

Time to turn the fan in Delmore's direction again!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/09/09 06:21 PM

Diane could make fishing a spectator sport!!!!! grin

81 degress here today. Had to pull out a summer shirt. I could get used to this!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/09/09 06:51 PM

awwww shudddappppp! It's still about 45 here! f
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/09/09 07:22 PM

hehehehehe...The high Friday is only supposed to be 48 Jerry. But by then I guess you will be back down in the 20's....laughin wid ya, not at ya!!!!
Posted by: SuperTuner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/09/09 08:40 PM

frown You guys are drivin' me nuts - I only saw 9 today!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/09/09 09:11 PM

9 what???? Deers??? hehehe
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/09/09 10:24 PM

Deergrees Jerry!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/09/09 11:31 PM

Originally Posted By: SuperTuner
frown You guys are drivin' me nuts - I only saw 9 today!







Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/09/09 11:36 PM

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/11/09 02:14 PM

So, Supertuner. Are you still chillin' up there in Montana???




Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/11/09 04:48 PM

This NE Montana guy is cold... -18 this morning with a 5mph wind.

But the Sun is shining.


Scooter
Posted by: SuperTuner

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/11/09 05:27 PM

Yes, boys, it's still cold, -11 or so DEGREES this morning. There are large chunks of ice behind the front wheels of my car that I can't kick off at all.
Even the deer are frozen.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/11/09 06:32 PM

Y'all can keep it, ya hear?? grin
Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/11/09 06:51 PM

SuperTuner,

I send you a PM. Manhattan was one of my old stomping grounds when I was with MaBell... One of my fav places!

Scooter
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/15/09 12:15 AM

So. Are any of you who were in the deep freeze headed for a warm up?? smile
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/15/09 08:45 PM

Our weather has been quite acceptable here for a while now. A bit cold earlier in the week, yeah, I know, poor baby, in the 20's. But, today, it was about 60 I think, or at least it felt like it!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/16/09 12:06 AM

That's fantastic! cool
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/16/09 08:24 AM

60's and 70's this week too. Diane, do you wear that outfit in -11 degree weather too? smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/16/09 11:00 AM

Hey Jerry,

-11 we need more coverage! More like this!



Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/16/09 12:26 PM

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/16/09 07:51 PM

Ummmmmmm, I'm speechless!!!!!
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/16/09 08:24 PM

It's no big deal guys. She's Canadian and you know what that means? She's talking Canadian on that phone fur gosh sake! You won't understand a thing she says. You just know every sentence will end in ayeee with a lot of unintelligible Canadian words in the rest of the sentence. How ya gonna communicate, huh?
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/16/09 08:51 PM

Well, I guess communication is important Dave, but listening is nice even with the ayeee followed by those unintelligible Canadian words. Ahhh yes, listening and looking....I never noticed how beautiful the Canadian flag is!!!!!...hehehehe
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/16/09 08:57 PM

Ron, I hate to disappoint you. That's not a flag. That garment with the maple leaf, ... that's a Canadian overcoat!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/16/09 10:44 PM

Ooookay!!!! Geeeesh, guess I was kinda blinded by that maple leaf!!!!

4 days of rain and highs in the 40's. Better weather is on the way!!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/17/09 09:07 PM

Originally Posted By: David Jenson
Ron, I hate to disappoint you. That's not a flag. That garment with the maple leaf, ... that's a Canadian overcoat!


Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/19/09 02:24 PM

If that's a Canadian overcoat, I wonder what a Canadian undercoat looks like?
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/19/09 07:32 PM



I'm tellin' ya, Jerry. That had me rolling on the floor!!!! grin

OTOH, I ain't stickin' around to see what the undercoat looks like. eek
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/19/09 07:50 PM

Yeah, we never know what Diane might post next!!!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/19/09 08:35 PM

That one might take her awhile Jerry!!!!! blush

One last thing Jerry, the weather will soon be getting warmer up there in the North Country. Make sure you check the doghouse out really good. July Convention Time is rollin' round in a hurry. Make sure there are no leaks, fresh straw for me and Fido, and a new coat of paint would be nice!!!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/19/09 10:00 PM

I'll remove the tracked in dog doo doo too okay? hehehe.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/19/09 10:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Yeah, we never know what Diane might post next!!!


Yah, we better not be giving her any ideas... eek







grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/21/09 01:29 PM

It's realy cold outside so I'm just looking thru my picture book for another picture idea!

Oh yes, found a great picture of a Canadian coat! This time it'll be a picture of our summer coats! Watch for it coming soon!

Don't give her ideas! You got that right!




Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/21/09 01:40 PM

Cold did you say??? That's too bad. It's nice and warm where I am. smirk


If that picture on the last page was the winter coat, I shudder to think about what you (don't) wear in the summer.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/21/09 05:00 PM

U will either shudder er stutter? crazy
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/21/09 05:34 PM



Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/23/09 09:58 AM


Okay! . . . Here's the Canadian summer "Coat"!

Comes in size small. Dry clean only! Recommended to be worn with an Umbrella!


Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/23/09 11:21 AM

D's a nice note.... cool wow
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/23/09 11:23 AM




Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/23/09 04:29 PM

Holy Molly Diane!!! The face of my avatar fits perfectly to this particular post!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/23/09 04:37 PM

HAHAHA...Yep, that a "Holy Molly" look, Jerry.

I'm maintaining my innocence...getting harder to do, but I'm maintaining. Which "D" Jerry??? crazy
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/23/09 04:53 PM

I don't know Ron! But,,,, D D D D D D D D, it's making me stutter...
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/24/09 08:49 AM

The Robin's are back!!! Warmer weather is just ahead now! Boating season begins again soon! and fishing, and playing, and...... Do we have to work too???
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/24/09 11:56 AM

yippie Always great when the birds arrive!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/25/09 12:32 PM

Originally Posted By: David Jenson
It's no big deal guys. She's Canadian and you know what that means? She's talking Canadian on that phone fur gosh sake! You won't understand a thing she says. You just know every sentence will end in ayeee with a lot of unintelligible Canadian words in the rest of the sentence. How ya gonna communicate, huh?


Okay, that wasn't very nice of you Mr. Jenson! wink

I think you must have us mixed up with eastern Maritimer girls, and the way "they" speak! I can't even understand what they are saying!!!!! Most of them come from Irish and Scottish roots! So us Western Canadian girls sound more like some of your American girls! (with the exception of your Texans and New Yorker's, not to mention those girls from Fargo . . . dont ya know!!!! smile

When I was in London, England, they thought I was from America! And when I was in Tuscon, Arizon, USA, they thought I was from London, England!

Not happy with you at all, Mr. Jensen! wink Maybe you should come up here and see (hear) for yourself!

Anyways, regarding the weather! Yesterday I could see the street! Today, I can't!!!!

EDIT: Changed don't to dont
Posted by: Rod Verhnjak

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/25/09 04:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...

Anyways, regarding the weather! Yesterday I could see the street! Today, I can't!!!!



I can see my street. Why can't you?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/25/09 05:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod Verhnjak
Originally Posted By: Diane...

Anyways, regarding the weather! Yesterday I could see the street! Today, I can't!!!!


I can see my street. Why can't you?


Hey Rod,

Well, yesterday it looked like this! I could see the street pavement!



Today, it's like this!


Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/25/09 05:28 PM

Hey, you can HAVE that snow too. I don't know why, but, it makes me HAPPY to see that snow up there! IT ISN'T HERE!!!! Must be that's the reason!
Keep it though, okay???
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/25/09 05:32 PM

Yes Jerry!

If I could find a way to sell this stuff, I'd be a millionaire!

Maybe add icing sugar to it, and I'd have something!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/25/09 05:34 PM

Hey Rod,

What's with all the shottings in BC!

Hope you are wearing a bullet-proof vest! Stay clear of those flying bullets!

I just have to avoid flying snowballs! smile
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/25/09 05:44 PM

I have expected, to see something, um, unexpected in one of your snow pictures too!!!
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/25/09 10:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane
Not happy with you at all, Mr. Jensen! wink Maybe you should come up here and see (hear) for yourself!

That's part of the problem. I don't travel. 'Just can't deal with all those furrin' languages. I don't understand Hawaiian, Australian, British, Scotch, or Irish. I went to Quebec once, and when a baby started crying, Le Boo, Le Boo, Le Wah, Le Wah Wah I knew I was in trouble. 'Couldn't understand a word of it!

I suppose Western Canada is different. The Canadian overcoat girl looked like a French Quebecer to me. Maybe the two of you could get together and shove that Global Warming guy in a snow bank. Now THAT I'd like to see!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/25/09 11:43 PM

Me too! grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/26/09 11:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
I have expected, to see something, um, unexpected in one of your snow pictures too!!!


Okay,

Is this what you were looking for Jerry? wink How is this for unexpected! smile

Posted by: Rod Verhnjak

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/26/09 12:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Hey Rod,

What's with all the shottings in BC!

Hope you are wearing a bullet-proof vest! Stay clear of those flying bullets!

I just have to avoid flying snowballs! smile


I forgot Western Canada is bigger than just Vancouver.
For some reason I thought you lived around here.

As far as the shootings, they are fighting about the white stuff, the other white stuff smirk
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/26/09 01:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
I have expected, to see something, um, unexpected in one of your snow pictures too!!!


Okay,

Is this what you were looking for Jerry? wink How is this for unexpected! smile



eek
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/26/09 01:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod Verhnjak
Originally Posted By: Diane...
Hey Rod,

What's with all the shottings in BC!

Hope you are wearing a bullet-proof vest! Stay clear of those flying bullets!

I just have to avoid flying snowballs! smile


I forgot Western Canada is bigger than just Vancouver.
For some reason I thought you lived around here.

As far as the shootings, they are fighting about the white stuff, the other white stuff smirk


Yikes! Keep your head down. wink

I do hope the fights over the "other" white stuff don't happen near your store. eek
Posted by: JDelmore

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/26/09 02:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane



Ye gads...reminds me of the old sailor who encountered a multi-colored mohawk wearing punk-rocker in a bar once. The old salt kept staring until the punk asked what his problem was. The old man replied, "Well, about twenty years ago in Singapore, I got really drunk and sc****d a parrot...I was just wondering..."

LOL!!!
Posted by: Rod Verhnjak

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/26/09 05:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Originally Posted By: Rod Verhnjak
Originally Posted By: Diane...
Hey Rod,

What's with all the shottings in BC!

Hope you are wearing a bullet-proof vest! Stay clear of those flying bullets!

I just have to avoid flying snowballs! smile


I forgot Western Canada is bigger than just Vancouver.
For some reason I thought you lived around here.

As far as the shootings, they are fighting about the white stuff, the other white stuff smirk


Yikes! Keep your head down. wink

I do hope the fights over the "other" white stuff don't happen near your store. eek



The people killed in the last 6 months in these shooting were involved with organized crime.
One guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time when I think 6 people were murdered.
Very sad state of affairs.
There has been a lot of shooting. Fortunately it's not happening in my area. 15 minutes away its a diffrent story.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/26/09 06:52 PM

That's horrible! Who knew that Vancouver would be a hotbed for organized crime? frown
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/26/09 07:57 PM

How are you managing to find these pictures? Yipes! She looks like she'd take you out in a second!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/26/09 09:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
How are you managing to find these pictures? Yipes! She looks like she'd take you out in a second!


I know!

The pics are PW uploads, so it leads me to believe Diane has them stashed on her computer. smirk



Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/26/09 10:50 PM

Ya, what else she got stashed in there??? I don't wanna know!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/27/09 06:40 PM

Me neither!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/27/09 07:07 PM


Well gentlemen! You didn't think that talking about the weather could be so much fun! I have to go now and take care of my dog!

He's got some . . . issues!!!

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/27/09 07:28 PM

What's it's name Diane, Snowball?
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/27/09 10:19 PM

Well now, that's kind of a "hairy" topic. Just look at that poor doggie with no eyes.

Diane, you did you plaster that dog with snow balls? Freeze his poor footsies in ice cubes? What else is frozen on "IT?" It's probably just a statue. grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/27/09 10:23 PM

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/27/09 10:54 PM

Am I being too "gruff?" I think I have a fur ball now.
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/28/09 08:22 AM

Jerry, you can tell it's a real dog. See the toe-nail marks in front of the right front foot, and the faint paw prints in back of the same foot.

How did I pick all that up? In Maine we become good trackers. In the Fall we have to make sure all the tourists are gone before we shed all our folksy fetching manners, and go back to acting like slobs and driving like idiots for the Winter. In the Spring when we see the first tourist tracks, the word goes out. 'Manners, people. 'Manners! (We need those tourist dollars.)

I actually think Diane's dog is a Western Canada sled dog. 'A wheel dog to be exact. If I remember correctly, the wheel dog is the one to either side right behind the lead dog that follows the turns of the leader turning the team; hence the term "wheel". As you can see from the picture goggles are a must for any dog behind the leader!

Snowball the wheel dog, eh?
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/28/09 09:27 AM

The dog should have 'wheeled' itself into a different position then making 'tracks' to avoid the snow from the lead dog. I still think Diane was pelting it. ha
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/28/09 12:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Am I being too "gruff?" I think I have a fur ball now.


Na, you're doin' just fine! grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/28/09 01:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Ya, what else she got stashed in there??? I don't wanna know!!!


Yes Jerry I have a stash, and as you can see, everyone is doing everything they can to stay warm!!!!

And no I wouldn't pelt the dog! I love animals! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/28/09 08:12 PM

I see you love um, p, um, kitty cats too eh? Must be a boy cat.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/28/09 08:19 PM





Um...ah...words fail me. eek
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/29/09 12:00 PM

It's snowing, it's snowing... Temps dropped back down into the 30's. Time to put the polar bear suit back on again.

If I was a robin, I wouldn't come back to Michigan until next month.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/29/09 01:07 PM

Jerry, if I was a robin, I dont think I would travel farther north than Ohio, until July... laugh

High 60's and low 70's temps, gonna make me have to mow my lawn this week...darn it!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/29/09 01:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
It's snowing, it's snowing... Temps dropped back down into the 30's. Time to put the polar bear suit back on again.

If I was a robin, I wouldn't come back to Michigan until next month.


Yikes, Jerry! I'd say it's time to see if any of Bob's neighbors are selling their houses. smirk
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/29/09 06:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
It's snowing, it's snowing... Temps dropped back down into the 30's. Time to put the polar bear suit back on again.

If I was a robin, I wouldn't come back to Michigan until next month.


Yikes, Jerry! I'd say it's time to see if any of Bob's neighbors are selling their houses. smirk


What we have here is "snow" and a "ball"!!!!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/29/09 06:09 PM

And a bear. At least this one has clothes on!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/29/09 07:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
And a bear. At least this one has clothes on!

Ya. smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/30/09 10:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
And a bear. At least this one has clothes on!


Jerry, you are giving me a headache! That bear does not have clothes on!


Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/30/09 10:38 AM

THIS is what I have in my backyard! Clothes off!



And . . . THIS is what you have in your backyard! Clothes on!

OH OH SAY CAN YOU SEE . . . the difference! wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/30/09 10:41 AM

Say, isn`t it illegal to rip up the american flag!!!

I say, throw her in JAIL!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/30/09 01:14 PM

Where do you get all these pictures? eek
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/30/09 02:25 PM

I think I might know, but I aint tellin'. Wild horses driven by Jerry Groot, Horowitzian, and David Jensen cant drag it outta me. The secret is safe, Diane...if it's a secret.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/30/09 02:27 PM

Maybe that should have been wild polar bears driven by Jerry Groot, Horowitzian, and David Jensen!!!! Herdsmen of sheep, goats, and polar bears...brave men!!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 03/30/09 02:45 PM








All right, Ron. You only have yourself to blame. We have certain methods...









Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 03/30/09 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Say, isn`t it illegal to rip up the american flag!!!

I say, throw her in JAIL!
For getting guys to get up and salute the flag?
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 03/30/09 10:56 PM

BDB
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 03/30/09 11:58 PM

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 03/31/09 01:09 PM

Ron, we are going to come after you. Muahahahahaha... smirk


grin
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 03/31/09 03:10 PM

Oh my... with the dreaded dreadful guillotine????? grin

Weather: 68 degrees under cloudy skies. No Canadian overcoats sighted today!!!! frown
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 03/31/09 03:17 PM

You betcha! grin

68 sounds good to me! cool
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 03/31/09 11:32 PM

I have cloudy eyes today and ski's and slight rain and cold. Ron should be Kayaking anytime now! I hope you flip over! hehehe.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 03/31/09 11:39 PM

Dang, you have cataracts??? eek smirk
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 03/31/09 11:49 PM

No but, Ron has Kayak's, ain't that the same thing?
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/01/09 12:40 AM

Jerry has "cloudy eyes" resulting from "snow blindness." Ron recommends sunglasses!!! cool

You must be thinking of a Catamaran Jerry. smile
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/01/09 11:55 AM

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/01/09 01:45 PM

cataracts, Kayak's, Catamarans. They all have ssss in them. A's too. hehe.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/01/09 04:37 PM

Looks like Diane has gone silent on us. Maybe she's busy looking for more pictures whistle
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/01/09 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Ron Alexander
Looks like Diane has gone silent on us. Maybe she's busy looking for more pictures whistle


...out of the secret stash???? whistle
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/01/09 04:56 PM

Maybe the Cannuck filter is on.

OK scratch that idea. Either the filter isn't working or she got in by the back door.

See the post following this one. I've been poking fun at the Canadians, so I suppose I'll have to take a turn around the block in the Oscar Meyer mobile! yippie
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/01/09 05:01 PM

Okay, Some of you have been caught "bragging" about your good weather and teasing Canadians . . . and that's most of you!

So you have to drive this around for one day. . . no air-conditioning!

Rules are rules!! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/01/09 08:30 PM

NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!, nnnnottt ttthhatt!!! eek

--Wait--

My weather stinks right now, so I can't brag about it being good.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/01/09 08:40 PM

I guess I have to fess up about bragging about the weather here. cool But far be it from me to tease a Canadian shocked
Especially one that wears overcoats like that pictured here in this august forum smile

Regarding driving the Weenie Car...Jerry Groot has a special license for that...and so does David Jensen, The Teaser, (if I remember correctly). I cant remember their license numbers, but it starts with RPT...hehe
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/01/09 09:00 PM

Am still frantically looking thru my picture book for a picture to compete with those "American" girls!

Awwwwwww! Yes, found one!!!!!

Can't be undone by those American girls you know! wink You will just have to watch for it coming soon! smile

Remember the Canadian saying, "Just keep your stick on the ice!" (Translation: play fair!)





Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/01/09 09:16 PM

A repeat. A REPEAT I SAY!!!!! grin
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/02/09 07:57 AM

Originally Posted By: Diane
Remember the Canadian saying, "Just keep your stick on the ice!" (Translation: play fair!)

In keeping with another aspect of playing fair, I should explain that I really like Canadians. I tease and make fun of the language and clothing, but Canadians seem like calmer, less pretentious, versions of North Americans than us Yanks.

I may have that Canada envy disease. 'Can't remember what it's called.

Red Green always say's, "remember, keep your stick on the ice." Is he Canadian? I think it's Minnesota.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/02/09 11:01 AM

Originally Posted By: David Jenson
I should explain that I really like Canadians. . . I tease and make fun of the language and clothing, but Canadians seem like calmer, less pretentious, versions of North Americans than us Yanks.


Awwwwwwwww! That is very nice of you to say! And I can't think of anyone else I'd rather have on our border than you Americans! wink

And yes, we are rather a layed back bunch! Tis true!






Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/02/09 12:09 PM

grin Lemme guess, all the other sunbathers headed for tall timber?
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/02/09 12:35 PM

Down here in MICHIGAN...it's a Beeeeautiful day, did some handiman supply procuring and drove around topless today...








I own a convertible...
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/02/09 12:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
grin Lemme guess, all the other sunbathers headed for tall timber?


You got that right!

Some of us Canadians are still here freezing our "you know whats!" off!
wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/02/09 12:39 PM

Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/02/09 12:43 PM

Their endless.....and btw...thumb
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/02/09 05:25 PM

Now that's what I call a tatoo!!!!! whistle
Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/02/09 06:08 PM

I guess you cannot really call that one a Malibu license plate.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/02/09 08:11 PM

Maybe not BDB, maybe a Canadian license plate?

Where is Jerry Groot anyhow? Probably sitting there behind his computer. Frozen in time.
Tongue rolled out and touching the floor...slobbering....eyes transfixed and intently gazing with rapturous hypnotization, at the latest picture...dreaming of summer!!! wink
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/02/09 08:29 PM

Ron, I'd be right next to JG... it's nice to dream..
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/02/09 09:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Ron Alexander
Maybe not BDB, maybe a Canadian license plate?

Where is Jerry Groot anyhow? Probably sitting there behind his computer. Frozen in time.
Tongue rolled out and touching the floor...slobbering....eyes transfixed and intently gazing with rapturous hypnotization, at the latest picture...dreaming of summer!!! wink


grin

Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/03/09 08:51 AM

'Interesting. The girl wearing the white rather brief garment is also wearing a wedding ring, ... or a fake "no-pest-strip" ring.

The picture is a bit suspect. If this was a true Canadian lady, the water in the pool would be frozen, and she would be holding a hockey stick. Sumpin's not right!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/03/09 11:50 AM

Originally Posted By: David Jenson
'Interesting. The girl wearing the white rather brief garment is also wearing a wedding ring, ... or a fake "no-pest-strip" ring.

The picture is a bit suspect. If this was a true Canadian lady, the water in the pool would be frozen, and she would be holding a hockey stick. Sumpin's not right!


Well, this "one" doesn't have a wedding ring!!!

Butt . . if you come across this one . . .

YOU better be carrying the hockey stick! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/03/09 05:16 PM

Originally Posted By: David Jenson
'Interesting. The girl wearing the white rather brief garment is also wearing a wedding ring, ... or a fake "no-pest-strip" ring.

The picture is a bit suspect. If this was a true Canadian lady, the water in the pool would be frozen, and she would be holding a hockey stick. Sumpin's not right!




wink
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/03/09 05:28 PM

I here now.... Been busy.

The other polar bear looks to me like he's about ready to pass some very nasty gas and ready to enjoy it! No wonder they have "polar ice caps!" Notice, I left out an r on caps... "Bear" with me now.. Hmmm, now that I think of it, the 2nd bear looks like he's ready to pop one out too. Either that or, he's constipated.

The Canadian gal, well, I'm just waiting for her to lean a bid sideways and do likewise... Or, maybe she already has?
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/03/09 06:20 PM

My, my, my...Jerry Groot you are too bad!!!!!!! I need some of those little laughing my butt off icons!!!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/03/09 06:43 PM

Jerry, I consider that an "insult" to us Canadian girls!

I had more pics to share, but that was just rude!

I'm outta here!!!

Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/03/09 06:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane



Most folks wouldn't know this, but this is a common Polar Bear behavior. No Jerry, it has nothing to do with flatulence.

If a bear suspects it is being followed it will put an ear to the ground like in the picture. That way it can detect the footfall and determine if it is being approached by a naturalist or a hunter. Usually they eat the naturalists and run from the hunters.

'Don't know what they'd do with the girl waving that green scarf around, though.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/03/09 07:26 PM

Rude? What chew talkin bout rude? I'm just fun n ya Diane!

I see David, like we do on rail road tracks listening for the train to come... Euummmmmmmmmmmmmmm! To late squish...

Good thing the scarf isn't red or some bull might be a charging her. Not to be "bully" or anything.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/03/09 09:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Ron Alexander
My, my, my...Jerry Groot you are too bad!!!!!!! I need some of those little laughing my butt off icons!!!


http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/


There ya go. wink
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/05/09 03:13 PM

Ok, summer is right around the corner, only a couple of months (or so) away.

What besides the convention, is everyone planning on doing for FUN to get away from tuning?
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/07/09 11:57 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Ok, summer is right around the corner, only a couple of months (or so) away.

What besides the convention, is everyone planning on doing for FUN to get away from tuning?


Go up to Canada to see where the heck Diane gets all those pictures? grin
Posted by: Erus

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/07/09 01:19 PM

Good idea
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/07/09 04:30 PM

Oh no, she's mad at me right now. Don't know why though... frown
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/07/09 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Oh no, she's mad at me right now. Don't know why though... frown


Dang, what happened? shocked
Posted by: KawaiDon

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/07/09 06:33 PM

Dear Jerry,

A word of Wisdom: Most females do not take kindly to accusations of contributions to global warming by personal greenhouse gas.

You need to PM her right away, methinks.

Don
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/07/09 07:10 PM

Horowit, I have got to learn how do post those neat little smiles you so graciously provided.
I am absoluely dying laughing right now!!!!! laugh
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/07/09 09:02 PM

Ron, see that little box that's called "code" next to each image? Click in that box so it is highlighted. Then right click and select "copy" in the context menu. You now have the URL and the proper UBB code. Paste it into the text box at PW, and you're done. And yes, they are some of the best graemlins on the 'net. thumb
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/07/09 09:17 PM



Thanks....
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/07/09 09:20 PM

You're welcome. smile
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/07/09 09:32 PM

Where is "ole Jerry anyway. Horowitz you seen him??? Maybe he's gone into hiding.
I hear those Canadian girls have a way of getting even!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/07/09 09:43 PM

No, I haven't. I'll shoot him a PM...yikes. eek

Making good use of those graemlins, I see. thumb
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/07/09 10:52 PM

I did send her a private PM yesterday. I apologized for whatever it was that I said that offended her. Not sure if it helped or not.

Gee, I guess sometimes we're screwed no matter what we do. Even trying to be humorous. Better to just be quiet in this place sometimes or leave completely. Sometimes, I wonder.
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/08/09 07:11 AM

I wouldn't worry about it, Jerry. I didn't see anything offensive that she hasn't dished back in spades!

I think there's only so much of our cornball "humor" that a fine intelligent Canadian lady can take.

She got humor fatigue.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/08/09 08:01 AM

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/08/09 11:18 AM

Jerry, sometimes you really are a pain in the butt! and . . . I actually love your humour . . . at times! Not all the time.

And I'm over being mad at you!

Anyway, come here and let me just give you a big bear hug!

You make it fun around here!!!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/08/09 11:27 AM

Anyways, back to where we were before we were so "rudely" interruped!!!

I spotted "ANOTHER" one the these CRIMINALS! Ripping up the American flag! . . . AGAIN!

You guys go to easy on these law breakers!!!

Will post her competition soon! Canada can't come out last, eh?


Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/08/09 11:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Jerry, sometimes you really are a pain in the butt! and . . . I actually love your humour . . . at times! Not all the time.

And I'm over being mad at you!

Anyway, come here and let me just give you a big bear hug!

You make it fun around here!!!



I don't think I'd want THAT bearhug!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/08/09 12:51 PM

Mums the word. I get in trouble here. Ain't saying nothing. And those are the "bare" facts.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/08/09 05:45 PM

Jerry is that the beast that sleeps in the dawghouse...in the dawghouse you gonna let me sleep in during the PTG Convention in July. It thought Fido was a poodle...!!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/08/09 07:32 PM

As you can see, my dog loves his dog house. Maybe it's because it smells like a "gas" chamber in there?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/09/09 12:00 PM

Originally Posted By: David Jenson
I think there's only so much of our cornball "humor" that a fine intelligent Canadian lady can take.


Awwwwwwwwwww !!! David, just for that, I'm blowing you a kiss!

Oh, and just one question for you?. . . "Marry me"! wink




Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/09/09 02:54 PM

Haha, how you going to answer that one David??? hehehe
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/09/09 09:25 PM

Oh Jee! I was just trying to smooth rough waters and be a nice guy, and say nice things, and get everyone to play nice.

That's quite a picture, Diane, but Gosh, I'm spoken for, all married and all, but I appreciate the offer and the obvious humorous jest.

Jerry, quit that smirking!

Snow here tonight! Do I get some sort of prize for that?
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/09/09 09:41 PM

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll303/rjalex11/BabyPic.jpg

Beautiful here today finally! Sunny, 50's! You win the big prize! COLD WEATHER!



Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/09/09 10:53 PM

Originally Posted By: David Jenson
That's quite a picture, Diane, but Gosh, I'm spoken for, all married and all, but I appreciate the offer and the obvious humorous jest.

Jerry, quit that smirking!

Snow here tonight! Do I get some sort of prize for that?


Ah gee!!!! Sorry to here you are already taken and stuff! I already went out and picked out a dress!! See!!!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/09/09 10:56 PM

Originally Posted By: David Jenson
Oh Gee! I was just trying to smooth rough waters and be a nice guy, and say nice things, and get everyone to play nice.

Snow here tonight! Do I get some sort of prize for that?


Well, thanks for being kind enough to smooth the "rough waters"!

So Jerry, waters are smoothed out . . . why don't you "jump" in!!! wink




Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/10/09 08:27 AM

David, you could move up there and have "free" sort of, health insurance, pictures of any kind and all the love you want! Course, you freeze all of the time but, hey, you can't have everything now, can you?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/10/09 11:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
David, you could move up there and have "free" sort of, health insurance, pictures of any kind and all the love you want! Course, you freeze all of the time but, hey, you can't have everything now, can you?


You got the lovin' right! . . . But



Jerry, stop scaring David off! It's just a "little cold" and we have a "little snow"! As of today, we have 1 inch less snow!

Now, if I could get the truck started . . . I'd be good!!! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/10/09 01:13 PM

Me jump in ice water? I think you and David need a nice cold polar dip! :-)
BRRRRRRRR! Me no scare him off. eek He's already "scart!"
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/10/09 02:21 PM


Jerry,

David's taken, remember!!! Jump in Jerry! The waters, ah, fine!

Say. . . does this make my butt look big??? Gotta love these feet! smile


Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/10/09 03:05 PM

Waters to cold for me. That makes things vanish. No comment on the bear but, I'll bet you're a mind reader too!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/10/09 05:25 PM

Okay, well here she is again! The American Flag ripper upper!!! She really should vanish into JAIL!!!!!!

So we will see if "she" vanishes when she meets her Canadian Competition from across the border!!

Get ready USA, Canada's coming soon!


Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/11/09 09:37 AM

The Wait is over! . . . Canada has now arrived!!!!! Looks like she may win, hands down!!!

So the WINNER IS! . . . wait . . .

Looks like USA and Canada have a new Competitor!

YES! USA and Canada will be joined by . . . SUMMER!
Watch for SUMMER COMING SOON! . . . She's SMOKIN' HOT!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/11/09 12:50 PM

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/12/09 05:17 PM

It's a close tie... I don't know but, I can say that you are thinging thumb peopleths thongs.

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/16/09 12:42 AM

So how's your weather, Jerry? Have you gotten out of the deep freeze yet? grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/16/09 08:08 AM

Yes, finally, thank you. 60's yesterday! Cold the days before that. Snow is gone. Put down some grass seed. Waiting for the birds to come chow it down before it grows.
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/16/09 08:32 AM

'Still got snow here in patches. It sure is a drag pulling the sled across that grass!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/16/09 05:10 PM

Are we still talking about the weather?

Well then. Not much snow left!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/16/09 09:04 PM

Time to take a dip...
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/17/09 01:40 AM

Yes! Time for a dip soon! . . . when it warms up!

Winter was "exhausting"! (Not a word Jerry . . . not a word!) wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/17/09 12:52 PM

Something tells me that that polar bear is not sacked out and in fact is actually fishing. smirk
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/17/09 03:28 PM

Yep, your're right Horowitz...gotta be fishing. If I was a fish that's the last place I'd be looking for a polar bear. Must be smarter than the average bear!!!!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/17/09 04:15 PM

Well . . .
I'd guess that this polar bear is exhausted from winter!
As most of us are!!!!
(Gotta love that view!) And . . .



This polar bear on all fours, is fishing! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/17/09 04:21 PM

Diane.... Word. grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/17/09 04:35 PM

You are just toooooooooooooooo funny Jerry!!!!!!

That was very good!!! You win that one!!!! wink
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/18/09 11:33 AM

Ready for a dip cause everything is melted here now! Will have to "TEST" out the water soon!

Jerry, I really should throw you in just like this, because now that I think about it, you actually did say a "word"! wink

But this cat just "JUMPED" in all by itself! HONEST!!! smile Guess who's next Jerry!!!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/18/09 11:55 AM

Meow!!? Prrrr. Brrrrr!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/18/09 12:55 PM

Hey Diane, we're doing spring cleaning today. I just ran away and hid for a while. Want to do my part for me???
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/18/09 01:43 PM

One of our "French Canadian" girls can take the plunge for you Jerry, if you promise her a day at your cottage! wink


Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/18/09 07:32 PM

Great deal! I'm sure she'll love cleaning my cottages too!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/18/09 09:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Ready for a dip cause everything is melted here now! Will have to "TEST" out the water soon!

Jerry, I really should throw you in just like this, because now that I think about it, you actually did say a "word"! wink

But this cat just "JUMPED" in all by itself! HONEST!!! smile Guess who's next Jerry!!!



You certain of that??? That kitty looks a bit apprehensive to me. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/18/09 09:52 PM

Naaaa, that cat's "all wet."
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/18/09 11:14 PM

Hey Jerry,

Remember when you said that some things vanish when they hit cold water!!!! wink . . .

Well, some things "grow"!

Nice kitty!!!!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/19/09 12:57 AM



Must be something in the water...
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/19/09 10:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian

Must be something in the water...


Well Horowitzian,

Yes, looks like there "is" something in the water!

Wonder if this is the spring cleaning Jerry was talking about! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/19/09 11:35 AM

Oh, dang. I suppose there's a story behind that picture? Reminds me of that Inspector Clouseau movie, The Return of the Pink Panther. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/19/09 12:34 PM

Gee, maybe it was a woman driver Horowitzian? OH NO, Diane'll get me for that one! hehehe!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/19/09 12:43 PM

Perhaps so... eek

RUN AWAY AND HIDE!!!!!!!!


grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/19/09 01:51 PM

That's okay, I'm ready for her see?



When she returns, I just might

grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/19/09 01:53 PM

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/19/09 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Gee, maybe it was a woman driver Horowitzian?

OH NO, Diane'll get me for that one! hehehe!


Come here and say that Jerry!

I won't hurt you!! Honest! You can trust me! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/19/09 07:52 PM

Are you inviting me for
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/20/09 10:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Are you inviting me for


Sure Jerry, . . . come on over for . . . ah . . . dinner! smile

We'll celebrate the end of winter! You'll recognize me cause I'll be dressed in, "white"! wink


Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/20/09 12:41 PM

Dang.

Jerry, better pack the .45 if you take her up. grin smirk That bear looks huuuunnnggggrrryy!!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/20/09 04:55 PM

I may have to about that offer for a while... if I get caught? I'm bear meat.
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/20/09 07:18 PM

Ya know, all kidding aside, that fellow looks like he's in real trouble! Gadzooks! Those bears can really move!!! Calculating what that guy has to do to avoid being eaten (open the door, climb in and close it) I think he's in deep doo doo.

Diane, any word on his fate?
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/20/09 07:45 PM

Yes, those Polars are fast. Calculating the distance to the door, versus the closure ratio (Gosh!!! that calculus comes in handy sometimes!!!) I'd say he never reached the steering wheel
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/20/09 08:47 PM

If you look at the two pictures, the bear has gone around the front of the vehicle and traveled most of the distance down the left side while the human has barely traveled the length of the back! True, the bear has two turns to make, but that whole thing does not look good at all. Bears can turn on a dime ... at full speed no less!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/20/09 10:09 PM

Yes, Diane, I would like to hear if that fellow made it out!
Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/20/09 10:15 PM

He made it out. One way or another!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/20/09 11:10 PM

After the bear got down from the front of the car, I'll bet the guy didn't know which way he was heading until he came around the front. Bear meat, that's what he is and all the while, his buddy, standing there taking pictures. Nice friend. :-) Getting pics of his buddy turning into mince meat. Boy, talk about "bearing it all."
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/20/09 11:44 PM

Yeah, it doesn't look good...unless the fellow was armed.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/21/09 12:16 AM

http://inbkr.th8.us

Looks like the article starts here (click on the above http thingy), but when you get to this website, just click on "more pics and story here" (click on the here) it will take you to all the pictures and tells the story!

A fun read! Fun for us, not entirely for him!!!!

Smart thinking guy!!!!
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/21/09 07:00 AM



Whew! He was able to reach a neighboring unlocked truck and take refuge inside nursing over a hundred scratches. The guy was really lucky.

The bear probably thought he had Al Gore offering himself as endangered polar bear sustenance.

If he was unarmed, the cameraman did exactly the right thing. He shot with what he had.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/21/09 09:07 AM

Yikes! That fellow sure was fortunate to have an unlocked truck nearby. That blog comment had it right. It's downright foolish to travel in that country without a large caliber firearm.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/21/09 10:55 AM

Well, I think that fellow could have used this white "flag" . . . if she hadn't ripped it up first!

I'm sure the bear would have stopped in it's tracks if it saw the "white" flag waving, Right? wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/22/09 03:59 PM

I wouldn't count on it. Neither "surrender" nor "mercy" are in a hungry bear's vocabulary.

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/22/09 04:47 PM

Yessssssss !!!!

It's so nice and warm outside today, I think it's time to turn the barbeque on and throw some hamburgers on it! I just love this picture! It's a hamburger bed!

We actually aren't having hamburgers tonight! We are having barbequed smokies! Hope there aren't any bears near by! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/22/09 05:48 PM

Nice! But I couldn't help but fear sleeping in a burger just the right size for a giant! grin

Oh, yeah, it's a well-known fact that barbequed smokies are a powerful bear attractant. smirk




Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/22/09 06:59 PM

Those buns do look comfy!!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/22/09 09:07 PM



They do indeed. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/22/09 11:26 PM

Why is it that the word bear and buns, seem to just flow so smoothly together? wink
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/23/09 01:24 AM

grin

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/23/09 11:47 AM

Am scared of bears now, so speaking of buns!

So when you come over for dinner, Jerry, let's have a barbeque!
I'll wear my hamburger dress! . . . and



Jerry, you get this "bun"! Cause you are such a ham! wink


Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/23/09 06:04 PM

"Hot dog!" I get to ride in style! Yeah, I like to ham it up. Can we say "Cheese?"
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/23/09 10:27 PM

Jerry are you "hot doggin" in a wig????? Cheeze!!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/24/09 09:17 AM

No, that' ain't me dude. That be you! Hippy style! Long beard, a rough tough savage like dude with a wig. I ain't got much hair left. Enough to comb though. Once. If this guy didn't leave himself enough room to exit you know what? He could be in a real "pickle."

Now, "Lettuces" give thanks to Diane for the entertainment...
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/24/09 12:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Now, "Lettuces" give thanks to Diane for the entertainment...


Don't applaud . . . just throw money!!!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/24/09 12:20 PM

American or Canadian money . . . I'm not fussy . . . wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/24/09 12:32 PM

Hehe, we're "indebted" to ya Diane. You're our "Euro." (hero) This seems to be the right place for your, er, ah, "BILL" board....
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/24/09 12:34 PM

Hey Jerry,

Anyways, had our dinner all set up! And it looked like this, but have a problem, so will have to cancel! Will explain tomorrow!

keep the bike!!!! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/24/09 12:49 PM

Awww, and David, Ron and I were so looking forward to a nice relaxing candle light vigil and a "polar" dip. Are those alligator's I spy hiding in the corner there waiting for din din?

Thanks for the bike but, you could have at least filled up the tires with air! It was a long walk back home again!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/24/09 01:24 PM

It better be a good explanation!!!! I was hungry too!!!! But Jerry, Diane has only two chairs there by the pool. I guess David and I would have had to eat under the tree. Sure am glad I dont have to pay Diane's power bill!!!!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/24/09 03:21 PM

^^^
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/24/09 03:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Ron Alexander
It better be a good explanation!!!! I was hungry too!!!!

Well Ron,

Yes, it's a very good explanation why I have to cancel!!!

Sorry to keep you guys "on the edge" like this!!! But with my problem that has come up, just one "push" and this could become a real problem! smile Just "hold your breathe" and I'll explain tomorrow, why I had to cancel! wink

Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/25/09 06:22 AM

I'm still hiding in the basement!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/25/09 10:38 AM

So "Weather" you like it or not, I'm back! wink

So here are the "THREE" reason, actually . . . why I had to cancel the barbeque.

Will start with;

Reason no. 1!

The weather has gone into the "TANK" . . . again!
(Actually, I just had to use this picture . . . he is soooooooooooo CUTE!)

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/25/09 10:41 AM

Reason no. 2!

It snowed! So we are back to freezing our "you know what's off"!
(There Jerry, you got the bear, and now "the buns"!) wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/25/09 10:57 AM

And finally! (It's actually all "Jerry's" fault! . . . . Isn't it always!)

Reason no. 3!

My grand piano went into Cardiac A-Rest and severe "Anxiety Attack" as soon as it heard Jerry was coming over! They couldn't find a pulse, but reassured me, this was common for pianos! Here's a picture of it in the hospital! smile

Looks like it will completely recover! But Jerry has to stay away!

So David and Ron can come for dinner!

Hey David, I'll wear my white dress! k!!! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/25/09 11:12 AM

And to top off all of the above reasons why I had to cancel . . . the neighbourhood dog ran off with all the hamburgers too!

It's been a very "hairy" week! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/25/09 12:36 PM

Diane, you are too funny!! laugh


Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/25/09 02:15 PM

Me and my awl, will make your piano allllll better Diane... I promise!!! grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/25/09 05:01 PM

Dang Jerry, I hope you can sneak in n out before she catches you! smirk


grin
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/25/09 07:42 PM

Oh No!!!! not the awl!!!! As if the awl isnt bad enough, Diane I think I would cut down that tree and drain the pool before Jerry gets there. I guess I will have to dine on the bare concrete...but anything for a piano!!!!!!
Posted by: Dan Casdorph

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/25/09 08:04 PM

Diane, you've drawn me out of my lurkers closet with your wit and pics. If I take lessons, I'll commute to your place.


dan
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 01:02 AM

Welcome to the forums, Dan!! Diane and I are about the only non-techs here, but this thread is all about jokes, fun, and relaxation. Hop on board! smile
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 12:15 PM

Catch me??? You reallllly think Diane is going to be able to catch me??? Naaaaaaaa, I'll be reallllly sneaky! When the polar bear arrives to scare her away, I'll be gently engraving my initials somewhere special on her piano.... But, don't tell her I said that! Diane!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 12:24 PM

grin I know you can be super-sneaky and quiet!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 01:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Dan Casdorph
Diane, you've drawn me out of my lurkers closet with your wit and pics. If I take lessons, I'll commute to your place.dan


Dan,

Awwwwwwwww! That was so nice of you to say! Thank you!

Anyways, so good that you decided to take the plunge and join us!!!! You'll have fun!!!




Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 01:36 PM

You'll "discover, that just about anything "flys" around here!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 01:44 PM

And Dan,

Just keep your eye on Jerry! Cause he's behind all this!
He likes to give you a "little" push from behind, with an idea! To get you rolling on to something!

Yes Jerry! I can see you sneaking around, and I'm "watching" you!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 02:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Catch me??? You reallllly think Diane is going to be able to catch me??? Naaaaaaaa, I'll be reallllly sneaky! When the polar bear arrives to scare her away, I'll be gently engraving my initials somewhere special on her piano.... But, don't tell her I said that! Diane!


You're giving me a headache Jerry!!!!. . . again! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 02:15 PM

So, what's new about having headaches for women? They all get these! hehehe!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 04:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
And Dan,

Just keep your eye on Jerry! Cause he's behind all this!
He likes to give you a "little" push from behind, with an idea! To get you rolling on to something!

Yes Jerry! I can see you sneaking around, and I'm "watching" you!



grin

What are you insinuating Diane? Jerry's a lovable fuzzball! Just like that polar bear. smirk


wink


Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 04:32 PM

Who meeee???? Naaaaaaaa..... Teasing, Just kidding Diane! Well, sorta... Havin fun with ya... I thought headache's were routine??? or, in this case, not now honey, I have a "bear ache." grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 04:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
[quote=Diane...]
What are you insinuating Diane? Jerry's a lovable fuzzball! Just like that polar bear. smirk

Horowitzian,

Not exactly. More like . . . exhausting is the word that comes to mind!

Bet Jerry's wife looks like 'this' half the time! . . . Exhausted! wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 05:08 PM

Hey Jerry,

By the look of the previous picture! Looks like your house is still need of more 'spring' cleaning! smile
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 05:09 PM

Oh, my. That looks...exhausting. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/26/09 08:13 PM

And how!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 10:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Oh, my. That looks...exhausting. grin

Hold on here! Just HOLD on a minute! smile

I see what you guys are saying about exhausting! In that last picture I meant "exhausting" as in house cleaning, putting up with Jerry and his jokes around the house, not "that" exhausting"! . . . anyways!

And now that I figured out what an "awl" is! Not only would just holding this little guy be exhausting, but I think his claws could put any 'awl' to shame, right!

Awwwwwlllllll, ain't that cute! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 12:08 PM

grin

smirk


That is aaaawwwwwwwllll cute, Diane. smile But where's momma??


laugh
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 12:39 PM

Aawwwwllll right Diane. Now I REALLY can't wait to get at your piano!!! I'm on the way up right now! Better hide your piano!
Here comes Jerry...
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 01:55 PM

Well darn!!!! Dinner got cancelled...we had to wait for hours...literally hours waiting on edge before we got an explanation. We've been surrounded by polar bears!!!! What Next???!!!!!! Guys maybe we should break out the instruments and sing Diane a song!!!!!!!



Jerry, put down the sword...hop off that pony...and step up to the microphone...Horowitz you play some mean drums!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 01:58 PM

Nah, electric guitar's more my thing. smile






grin
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 02:00 PM

Alllright...lemme at them drums!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 02:05 PM

They are all yours!






Yeah, baby!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 02:40 PM

Actually Mr. H.. I've never played drums in my life. I'm a bass player. Last year I bought a Schecter...wonderful bass, that I snuck into the house past the wife (too many guitars and basses..hehehehe) Wives think they are sooooooo smart!!!!!!! hehehehehe

Glad Diane doesnt know my wife...I'd be facing the wrath of the Mama Polar Bear in Residence!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 03:20 PM

Ron shhhh! There is always snail mail!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 04:40 PM

No worries Jerry...the snail may drop it in the mailbox...but I always pick it up...hehehee
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 05:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Ron Alexander
Actually Mr. H.. I've never played drums in my life. I'm a bass player. Last year I bought a Schecter...wonderful bass, that I snuck into the house past the wife (too many guitars and basses..hehehehe) Wives think they are sooooooo smart!!!!!!! hehehehehe

Glad Diane doesnt know my wife...I'd be facing the wrath of the Mama Polar Bear in Residence!!!


grin You are a smart guy! laugh When she does notice it, you can say: "What???? This old thing? I've had it for years."

I have 6 guitars, one piano, and a digital piano. I'd like to get a bass, and learn pedal steel guitar someday.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 07:14 PM

Quote:
When she does notice it, you can say: "What???? This old thing? I've had it for years."


Oh Yes, a Fellow Sneaker...hehehe. Works every time!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 07:47 PM

Not married here, but I know the line...hehehehe...

I take it you've used it with success?
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/27/09 07:55 PM

Ron, you outta post one of your songs here for us. He really is quite good.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 10:57 AM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Not married here, but . . .


STOP the car!!!!! . . . Let me get my dress!!!! wink



Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 11:37 AM

Diane, did you drive that car into the swimming pool in a panic? confused
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 11:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Diane, did you drive that car into the swimming pool in a panic? confused


MY ANSWER IS . . . YES!!!!!

Know if you can just get 'Horowitian' to give the same answer, . . .
we can all sit down to dinner!! wink

Saw "that" comin'. . . didn't you Jerry!!!!



Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 12:15 PM

Yep. Horowitzian' you're on the line now. David is still in hiding in his basement where maybe we should all go and join him? What do you think? Who's she going to propose to next? Polar bears RUN!!!! Horowitzian, you win!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 12:24 PM

Sure hope Horowitzian says "yes" cause I already ordered the "CAKE"!

Most of this is "SNOW" and not icing cause it "snowed" today. Can you believe it!!!! (stomping feet)

But Jerry, you and I fight so much, we might as well be "married" to each other, Right!!! wink )(Gotta ya!) wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 12:27 PM

You n me fight? I'm a You paying for the wedding?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 12:44 PM

What did you say?????? Is that a "YES" Jerry?!

Will have to wear "this" winter wedding dress if we are getting married TOMORROW cause it snowed last night!

One question! What do I tell my "PIANO"? smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 12:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Yep. Horowitzian' you're on the line now. David is still in hiding in his basement where maybe we should all go and join him? What do you think? Who's she going to propose to next? Polar bears RUN!!!! Horowitzian, you win!


I see....I think I'll join David down in the basement. I don't like them polar bears!!!!!!


Sorry Diane.........




Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 12:58 PM

I heard Horowitzian say he would love too accept that proposal! David too! grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 12:59 PM

Horowitian,

Well just so you know, Jerry and I are getting married tomorrow!

So I have a friend who you might be interested in! And . . .



Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 01:00 PM

She owns here own "home"!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 01:01 PM

Can I say what I think about what that lady might be doing in that picture or, will I get myself into trouble again???
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 01:04 PM

And she has lots of "friends" who would be happy to stay and play the piano for you! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 01:05 PM

If we got married, all you would do is this to me all day long.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 01:06 PM

I'll pass on her too. I no like dem haunted houses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 01:18 PM

Wonder if anyone has actually met on "Piano World" . . . and actually gotten married? Would be fun to know!

I'm sure there were some who were close! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 01:20 PM





Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 03:40 PM

I think someone is looking mighty hard too! If you drive like that car in the drink, we're all in for a heap of trouble!!! help grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 04:02 PM

Somebody obviously had too many of these! Martini's that is! smile

I thought I'd find a RING in the bottom of my glass? Hey Jerry, where's my ring! I'm at the bottom of "the drink" and it's not here! hick! wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 04:29 PM

Oh, and another thing Jerry! My PIANO is NOT happy about the Wedding!

It's 'voicing" it's concerns! and it's not looking good! Anxiety Attack . . . again!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 05:42 PM

Don't they usually put veggies in those drinks??? Look closely and you might just find something special in it like something orange, worth 2 carrot's......

I think you're piano's a "lyre." It's not afraid of me. It's afraid of what you're telling it! Speak more gentler with the "tone" of a lamb in your "voice" and stop "needling" it so much...



grin
Posted by: Dan Casdorph

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 09:30 PM

Jerry, I suggest a bulletproof pre-nup.

I speak from experience here: every 2-3 years the wife -hounds- me about tuning her piano. After a few months of stalling, I pick a day when she's gone and wave my lever at a few of the worst offending unisons. I then tell her I spent 3-4 hours doing a fine tuning job. Yet, she refuses to pay. I tell her that tuning is the only thing that I have to sell. She promises to pay later, alas, she never does.


dan
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/28/09 10:30 PM

Don't worry Dan, I'm already happily married in case anyone is actually wondering out there, we're just playing around here... 30 years for me this past March actually.. Besides, I'm not waving any "levers" over in that direction. Loraina Bobbit maybe close by!

That's why they all have headaches all the time so, they don't have to pay...

I think I'll put my bullet proof vest on just in case though!!!
And keep the door close by.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 01:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Don't worry Dan, I'm already happily married in case anyone is actually wondering out there . . .


WHAT! What did you just say!? Does this mean I actually won't be getting a RING? wink

And to think I was ready to give you my heart! smile And . . . Well . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 01:19 AM

I can't believe this Jerry ! All that you put my piano through!!!!

and to think that I was was going to "LAY IT ALL OUT THERE" for you! wink

Well I'm back at being "mad" at you . . . again!!! . . .

And regarding the "WEATHER"! . . . It's going to get very "chilly" in here. . . because I'm sure we are all hoping to turn the air conditioning on! soon! wink

Posted by: Dan Casdorph

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 08:19 AM

Jerry-- my tongue was planted firmly in cheek.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 10:00 AM

See? Not even married yet and she's already got a headache... Unfortunately, orrrr, fortunately, it's ME. The rest of you are lucking out, I'm taking the "heat" for ya!

Gee Diane, if it'll make your piano feel any better, I have a bottle of muriatic acid on hand for it? I could pour it on the legs, little by little. This will give them more of a say, sad, sort of, drippy, sappy look? Nobody else will have a piano that quite looks like this.

We could put some on the strings and sounding board for a very special tone quality. Nobody else will have one like this either.

We could put a dab or 10 on the hammers just to see what it does. Then, we'll rebuild her all up back up for ya! maybe....... Whaadaya say huh?



You mean you didn't find my precious expensive ring that I bought for you out of the bubble gum machine? It only cost a quarter, er, that is, I meant to say, that it is a quarter carrot ring! They were expensive carrots too! Hmmmm, now that I think about it, I think I know what happened to it... Maybe you forgot to take them out of the glass and the rabbits ate them? They like carrots too you know? grin







grin
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 11:08 AM

All this talk about carrots is just more than one manly man can handle!!! It's makin' me Maybe is just the hunger though!!! We missed lunch at Diane's due to some rather unexpected circumstances. The burgers became uneat-able because ya'll decided to take a nap on 'em. The wedding cake ruined because the bride is havin' trouble findin' a groom!!!! And to top it off, who can drink the champaign with a woman sittin' in the glass!!!!!

I swear this is more frustrain' that married life...!!!!! and make up, and bring on the food, or I may famish and
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 11:14 AM

Yes I got the ring (I've been calling, but your line is busy! ;))

Anyways, HERE, I'm returning your ring! Didn't look real anyway! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 11:27 AM

This thread is such a scream!!!





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Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 11:29 AM

And . . . when I went to your house to return your ring!

I was just a "little" mad and took a little "revenge" out on your cat! Hope he will forgive me!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 11:35 AM

I love that picture...you'll never see a cat glower like that anywhere else!

grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 01:20 PM

You could always drill a hole in your lip and use those carrots like an ear ring or plate or something like that. After all, it is the thought that matters, isn't it?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 02:23 PM

Okay . . . WHO sent this to me!!!! NOT FUNNY! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 02:25 PM

And no, I don't want THIS, pierced Jerry,

I'm just "STICKING IT OUT AT YOU! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/29/09 10:59 PM

My my, what a cute face you have. And, that tongue? When's the last time it was brushed or cleaned? hehehe.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 10:03 AM

Yes, should brush your "tongue" because you never know what you'll have your "mouth" on next!!!!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 12:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Yes, should brush your "tongue" because you never know what you'll have your "mouth" on next!!!!



Dang.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 04:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Ron Alexander
All this talk about carrots is just more than one manly man can handle!!! It's makin' me Maybe is just the hunger though!!! We missed lunch at Diane's due to some rather unexpected circumstances. The burgers became uneat-able because ya'll decided to take a nap on 'em. The wedding cake ruined because the bride is havin' trouble findin' a groom!!!! And to top it off, who can drink the champaign with a woman sittin' in the glass!!!!!

I swear this is more frustrain' that married life...!!!!! and make up, and bring on the food, or I may famish and


Here's something to "make-it-up" to you Ron!

We don't want to leave you out! You do know you are "next"! wink

Start with this! You'll get . . . smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 04:18 PM

Then you'll get . . . some fun food!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 04:21 PM

And finally! You'll get . . The icing on the cake!


Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 04:27 PM

Then maybe I'll get . . .

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 04:42 PM

A dunce cap? Is that what that last one izzzzz? grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 05:01 PM

Here's YOUR hamburger Jerry! . . . chew hard . . . wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 05:56 PM

A lago burger. Yummmy! All I need to do is get within throwing distance of your piano. I'm really good at throwing darts!!!

I wonder if your piano is quick enough to dodge them?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 07:43 PM

For that Jerry . . .

I was painting my piano and ! . . .Opps!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 07:44 PM


Was that your car Jerry! . . . with your tools in the back . . . ?
Opps . . . ! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 08:19 PM

That picture reminded me of the time my dad went out to eat at a nice restaurant. He always drove a 98 Olds. He parked it with the windows open one time. When he came out, somebody had puked in his car all over the seat, steering wheel, console, everywhere. I'm sure glad I stayed home That time! I can't stand that stuff!!! sick
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 10:15 PM

Gosh that burger looks good, but Diane, the oranges on the ice cream fruity thingy look kinda wimpy. You must have been running late when you stopped by the delly. They say the best way to reach a man's heart is through his tummy, and Diane, you have reached our heart. Most of us are already matromonially obligated, but you being the true picture of womernghood, I hereby declare and proclaim, me and our pal Horowitz is gonna FIND YOU A MAN!!!!! Yep, it's gonna happen!!! A rich one.....one who can throw that big rock at ya!!!!!! hehehe
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 04/30/09 11:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
A lago burger. Yummmy! All I need to do is get within throwing distance of your piano. I'm really good at throwing darts!!!

I wonder if your piano is quick enough to dodge them?

Of course, if the piano is quick enough, there's always the nuclear option:






grin

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/01/09 01:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
That picture reminded me of the time my dad went out to eat at a nice restaurant. He always drove a 98 Olds. He parked it with the windows open one time. When he came out, somebody had puked in his car all over the seat, steering wheel, console, everywhere. I'm sure glad I stayed home That time! I can't stand that stuff!!! sick


Yep, I probably would have , making a bigger mess!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/01/09 09:26 AM

Well gentlemen! (And for some I use the turn "loosely . . . Jerry!! ;))

I hid my piano in a cave (the bears are out of it for summer!) So . . . you'll never find it! It's safe from the lego burger, paint, or whatever that gun was . . . the gun looked scary! Let's say my piano is "hibernating"! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/01/09 09:49 AM

With my piano gone, so will just have to enjoy my "OTHER LOVE"! . . . My MOTORCYCLE! Try to hit "this" moving target" I'm one step . . . ah, . . . one WHEEL, ahead of yah!!!! Keeping "THE DRESS" on . . . just in case! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/01/09 10:17 AM

Well,at least your piano will have humidity in that cave. Hope it doesn't catch a cold and die or something!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/01/09 10:33 AM

You are such a "Hotdog" Jerry! wink

But . . . you are sooooooooo cute! Ain't ya! You take the bun! smile . . .

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/01/09 11:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Well gentlemen! (And for some I use the turn "loosely . . . Jerry!! ;))

I hid my piano in a cave (the bears are out of it for summer!) So . . . you'll never find it! It's safe from the lego burger, paint, or whatever that gun was . . . the gun looked scary! Let's say my piano is "hibernating"! smile



Is that Osama bin Laden's piano? grin

The "gun" is in fact an RPG. It'd destroy a pesky piano in one shot, so it's a smart move to head underground. laugh Just kidding, of course! wink

That's a cute dog:

Originally Posted By: Diane...
You are such a "Hotdog" Jerry! wink

But . . . you are sooooooooo cute! Ain't ya! You take the bun! smile . . .

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/01/09 10:44 PM

That cute lil pooch looks like he's thinkin, alright buddy... You take a bit outta me and I'm going to bite a hole in your face!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/01/09 11:27 PM



Niiiiice little poochy, that's a niiiiiiiiiiiiiccccccceeeeeeee little poochy...
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 12:31 AM


I'd say this screams "BIT ME"! smile . . . and

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 12:33 AM

And this is "COOL" . . . I mean . . . "HOT"!

Total "melt down"! smile Must be Florida!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 12:38 AM

I'll say!
Posted by: CTPianotech

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 06:55 AM

Interesting thread... laugh

Just thought I'd pop in to wish Jerry a Happy Birthday, today. smile
Posted by: Dan Casdorph

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 09:12 AM

I wonder what Diane is going to give Jerry for his birthday..??
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 09:27 AM

Well well well! . . .

Jerry's Birthday today! Here's something he should like! I think "some" of the candles "sunk" to the bottom!

See if you fit at the bottom of the glass when you are finished Jerry! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 10:56 AM

Thank you, thank you! This old fart is now 53! YIPES! I'm turning into a melted, frothing, foaming, hot, creamy, delicious gas passing dachshund!

Ahhhh, that beer tasted good Diane but, I'm afraid it tasted a bit like the dog peed in it??? What you put in that beer anyway?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 12:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Ahhhh, that beer tasted good Diane but, I'm afraid it tasted a bit like the dog peed in it??? What you put in that beer anyway?


More importantly, what did your "wife" put in it! I think the 'pill' is . . . blue! smile (I can't believe I just said that!!!!!) wink
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 01:26 PM

I'm foaming at the mouth now. I'm on the way out. oh nooooo. Diane did it, Diane did it!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 02:15 PM

Well Jerry!

I was going to "kiss" you for your birthday, but . . . stand waaaayyyyyy back and I'll blow you a kiss!

See what you miss when you "pretend" to be sick! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 04:39 PM

Happy birthday, Jerry!!



Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 05:26 PM

Thanks Horowitzian.

Pretend? I'm dead now. Seeeee?

P.S. Diane did it.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/02/09 05:34 PM



You're welcome!! smile
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 03:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Well Jerry!

I was going to "kiss" you for your birthday, but . . . stand waaaayyyyyy back and I'll blow you a kiss!

See what you miss when you "pretend" to be sick! wink



What, may I ask, is that??????
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 04:07 PM

Well, it certainly isn't the tooth fairy, that's for sure!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 04:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Originally Posted By: Diane...
Well Jerry!

I was going to "kiss" you for your birthday, but . . . stand waaaayyyyyy back and I'll blow you a kiss!

See what you miss when you "pretend" to be sick! wink



What, may I ask, is that??????


Horowitzian! You gotta get out more! wink
Anyways, they are these, with sugar on them!!!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 04:15 PM

And these are "piano kisses"!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 04:30 PM

I think she needs some Chapstick!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Well, it certainly isn't the tooth fairy, that's for sure!


grin Certainly ain't...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 04:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
[...]
Horowitzian! You gotta get out more! wink
Anyways, they are these, with sugar on them!!!





Are you accusing me of being socially backward? grin wink

Originally Posted By: Diane...
And these are "piano kisses"!



I agree with Jerry; give that poor woman some Chapstick!! smirk
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
What, may I ask, is that??????


Maybe ask that question again Horowitzian! . . . What is this!!!!!!! smile
Jerry on a busy day!!!! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 05:51 PM

Looks like the stuff inside a vacuum cleaner. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 06:14 PM

Looks like you put your vacuum on suck and sucked a mini polar bear inside out. I think I know which side of the polar bear we're looking at too. grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 06:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Looks like you put your vacuum on suck and sucked a mini polar bear inside out. I think I know which side of the polar bear we're looking at too. grin


Like this!!!! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 07:27 PM

yeah, now you're getting the "picture!"
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 08:38 PM

By the way, you do know what the little bear is doing doncha????
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 08:58 PM

Relieving excess gas that has accumulated in his digestive system?

'Just a guess. 'Heading back to the basement ...
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 09:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
By the way, you do know what the little bear is doing doncha????


Comin' to get ya, Jerry! . . . Start running till you run out of "gas"! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 10:22 PM

I think only my car runs out of gas...

That cute little bear is even smiling as he is enjoying what he is doing! "Hey! Look at me! OOPS!" These other bears just wanna cuddle a lil bit. smirk
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/03/09 10:56 PM

Hey Jerry! I thought you were . . . dead!

What did you get for your birthday! Ear plugs . . . for your wife! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 12:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Hey Jerry! I thought you were . . . dead!

What did you get for your birthday! Ear plugs . . . for your wife! wink



Awwwwwww. I love cats, especially little kittens. thumb
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 12:26 PM

I was. You scared me back awake so I came back from the dead to haunt you Diane.

You know what? My wife snores so loudly at night that I WEAR ear plugs to silence her! I sleep very well that way. sleep
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 02:02 PM

Just playing "dead" were ya Jerry! . . . such a "player" ain't ya! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 03:07 PM

I see the dog turned on that bear and killed him for biting him in the neck.
Must be the dog is a woman!!! hehehe!!!! grin

I think I'll head to the basement now David! Oh, crap, that's right, I'm already down here in my office!!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT

I think I'll head to the basement now David!


This basement Jerry and David!???? Who's first? wink Think Horowizian is already 'down' there!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 03:55 PM

David, you go first and see what those eyes peering in the dark are!!! Let me know if it's DIANE hiding down there or not okay???
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 04:04 PM

Hey Jerry,

Now you have ruined the surprise! Was just waiting 'down' here to give you your "surprise" birthday kiss!

Honest! (add evil laugh here) . . . .

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 04:08 PM

Yeah! I see the fangs! You can't fool me!!!!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 04:26 PM

What fangs Jerry! I think you are letting your imagination get the best of you! Or else you have been in the "basement" too long!See, nothing to be scared of!! Trust me!!!! (add more evil laughing . . . )

What's "really scary" . . . is Horowitian doesn't know WHAT THESE are!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 04:43 PM

I don't know what it is but, it looks like some kind of icky diease... Probably contagious! No doubt, I'll wind up like this.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 04:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
What fangs Jerry! I think you are letting your imagination get the best of you! Or else you have been in the "basement" too long!See, nothing to be scared of!! Trust me!!!! (add more evil laughing . . . )

What's "really scary" . . . is Horowitian doesn't know WHAT THESE are!



I'm with Jerry...some kind of icky disease.


Back to the basement.

grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 08:59 PM

We'll be getting a "tongue" lashing next guys...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 09:15 PM

Yep...I ain't comin' out of the basement for a while.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 10:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Yep...I ain't comin' out of the basement for a while.


Is there 'actually' a basement in there???? Don't think so!

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 10:51 PM

Looks like MamaBear is getting ready to take the house down!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 10:57 PM

Mama bear might be ah, well you know by now...and the cubs are sayin "whachew lookin at Willard?" You're next!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/04/09 11:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Yep...I ain't comin' out of the basement for a while.


Is there 'actually' a basement in there???? Don't think so!



Hehehe, that reminds me of a "The Far Side" cartoon.

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 12:04 AM


Bring on SUMMER . . . I tired of my lips . . . being this color !!!!!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 12:08 AM

Oh look! . . . signs of Summer! . . . (Did someone pull him out of the water)! wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 09:36 AM

More 'signs' of summer . . . smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 09:40 AM

And more . . . signs of summer . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 09:44 AM

and still more . . . signs of summer . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 09:47 AM

And . . . more and more signs . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 09:50 AM


And . . . still more and more and more signs. . . wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 10:00 AM

And . . . some more . . . signs of summer . . . smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 10:03 AM

And still more . . . and more . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 10:21 AM

And . . . well. still more and more signs of summer . . . smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 11:05 AM

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 11:06 AM

And . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 12:35 PM

Warning signs or . . . warming signs . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 12:36 PM



Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 12:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Oh look! . . . signs of Summer! . . . (Did someone pull him out of the water)! wink



Damn, that's a big rabbit!

PS--All the signs above are a riot!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/05/09 03:43 PM

I love the one that says you are going to be late. HAHA!!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/06/09 10:36 AM

So here's another sign of summer!

Riding responsibly? . . . smile Your "gas" mileage goes a long way here . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/06/09 10:39 AM

Oh look! . . . Someone must have taken one of those "toy" Hotwheels cars, and put it in water, . . . wink and it got "bigger" . . . ? Anyone else, besides me, want this car?

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/06/09 12:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
So here's another sign of summer!

Riding responsibly? . . . smile Your "gas" mileage goes a long way here . . .



grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/07/09 10:49 AM

Jerry's . . . "summer" driving wink . . . and . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/07/09 10:50 AM


and . . . Horowitzian's . . . "summer driving" . . . !!! (thumbs up!!!) smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/07/09 11:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Diane...

and . . . Horowitzian's . . . "summer driving" . . . !!! (thumbs up!!!) smile



DOH!!!!!! I knew I shouldn't have pushed that corner so hard...good thing I had my scuba gear along! thumb

grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/07/09 01:42 PM


Oh look! . . . David's "still" in the "BASEMENT"! smile

(See what happens, . . . David, when you dont' marry me!) wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/07/09 01:44 PM


It's against the law . . . not to Obey the signs . . . smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/07/09 06:29 PM

Now that one is funny...and it tells a great deal about the Einsteins who put it up.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/08/09 10:03 PM

Must be border patrol put on that last sign. Is my car fixable? It's pretty under water but, Diane, why did you have to drive it into the drink again? To much booze?
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/08/09 11:58 PM

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 12:01 AM

No Jerry that wasn't my car in the drink and I think I'm "BRIGHT" enough to remember I was tied up that day with the piano! And all this would not "mix" well with water. . . smile . . . but




Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 12:04 AM

Some guys are mixing more than drinks in the pool! And I wouldn't exactly call them "BRIGHT" smile

Hey Jerry, heard you and Ron were having a pool party "without" me! wink

Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 07:06 AM

One can only hope the above circuit is on a GFCI (ground fault circuit interupter). Even at that, it's incredibly stupid. What if the disgruntled lady of the house has bypassed the GFCI with a jumper wire? Huh? 'Bet these jokers never thought of that!

OK. 'Back to the safety of the basement for me.

BTW, before I hit the stairs. Those cars in pools all look like PhotoShop jobs. 'No oil slicks and no scrapes on the sides of the pools.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 12:34 PM

Originally Posted By: David Jenson
One can only hope the above circuit is on a GFCI (ground fault circuit interupter). Even at that, it's incredibly stupid. What if the disgruntled lady of the house has bypassed the GFCI with a jumper wire? Huh? 'Bet these jokers never thought of that!

OK. 'Back to the safety of the basement for me.

BTW, before I hit the stairs. Those cars in pools all look like PhotoShop jobs. 'No oil slicks and no scrapes on the sides of the pools.


Probably cheaper to do Photoshop than to dunk a car into a pool. grin

Don't get me started on those dumb@$$s in the pool. mad

OK, back to the basement.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 02:57 PM

Come on down Diane. Ron and I will gladly get out of the pool and let you have it. Plugs n all. grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 04:12 PM

grin

...and head down to the basement with me and David? smirk
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 07:50 PM

I'm on the way Horowitzian! Break out the beer!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 09:30 PM

You betcha!!





grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 09:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
grin

...and head down to the basement with me and David? smirk


Oh come on you guys . . . get out of the basement and get outside into the fresh air! Fishing season just started TODAY!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 10:00 PM

And . . . obey the "all cars in water" signs . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 10:01 PM

More cars obeying the "all cars in water" . . . signs . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 10:03 PM


Do you need more reasons to "come out of the basement"!?

If you are drinking down there in the "basement" be sure to watch for HIM when you drive home and have the need for speed!!!!!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 11:37 PM

Not to "water" this down or anything but, I think you're just "stringing" us along for the "ride" now. Or are you "cracking" the ?

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/09/09 11:43 PM

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/10/09 01:41 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
. . . but, I think you're just "stringing" us along for the "ride" now. ?


Oh look who just got out of 'jail"! . . . she got out of jail by promising to never rip up the "American" flag ever again!

But I think she is just STRINGING you along Jerry! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/10/09 10:37 AM

Yeah, I think her name is "Sandy.... Sandy beach." You might say that she has a "leg up" on me.

Speaking of sandy beaches, the weather here has been marvelous! Snow has been gone for a long time now. The tree's are budding, others have leaves, the flowers are blooming, grass is growing, time to buy some cows to mow it down and fertilize it, I think... Beautiful day again today with more sunshine!!! Loving it!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/10/09 11:41 AM

Don't you love it when winter becomes but a distant memory? cool
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/10/09 05:59 PM

Yes I do.

By the way Diane, if you are a mother, Happy Mothers Day darlin! grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/11/09 12:25 AM


Well how could I have children Jerry if I can't even convince anyone to "marry" me!???? . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/11/09 12:27 AM


But if I did have a husband and children, I'd probably notice signs like this . . .

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/11/09 08:24 AM

I heard David say he changed his mind and was ready to marry you now! 2hearts What say ye David? hehehehehe. grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/11/09 09:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
2hearts What say ye David? hehehehehe. grin


David,

If you marry me, I'll make one of THESE for you "everyday" Except July! But every other month for sure! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/11/09 01:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
I heard David say he changed his mind and was ready to marry you now! 2hearts What say ye David? hehehehehe. grin


grin

All right, back to the basement...
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/11/09 03:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
I heard David say he changed his mind and was ready to marry you now! 2hearts What say ye David? hehehehehe. grin


Hey David,

I had pulled your car from the pool, so here it is and it should be completely dry . . . soon! wink


Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/11/09 03:41 PM

I have to say that, I do like those set of wheels alright....
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/11/09 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
I heard David say he changed his mind and was ready to marry you now! 2hearts What say ye David? hehehehehe. grin


Hey David,

I had pulled your car from the pool, so here it is and it should be completely dry . . . soon! wink




And no wonder!!!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/11/09 04:03 PM


What's in the BASEMENT anyways!????

Not sure what you guys are doing in the "basement" . . . but if you are just playing "pacman" . . . think you would find this more fun to drive!

In the winter, this goes back to being a SNOWBLOWER!!:)

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/11/09 04:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...

What's in the BASEMENT anyways!????

[...]


Oh...all sorts of good stuff. A home theater system, a couple of 'fridges full of beer, and a couple of concert grands for me. grin Hey with Jerry down there they are always in good shape! thumb
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/11/09 09:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
I heard David say he changed his mind and was ready to marry you now! 2hearts What say ye David? hehehehehe. grin


Nope. That must have been my evil twin who lives and parties on the second floor.

I, the noble piano tuner, am still down here studying videos of how to outrun Polar Bears!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/11/09 09:20 PM

I knew that would pull you out of the basement David!!! Hehehe!!!

There are so many things to do in the basement that we have become "polarized....." with being down here.

Guess you're back to square one Diane dear! David ran away again!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/12/09 10:03 AM


Just found a way to take my frustrations out! smile

A MAN should come by any moment! . . . A "policeMAN" that is! wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/12/09 10:05 AM

Well, I decide to get me a dog while I wait for my man!

His name is CARROT! . . . smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/12/09 01:26 PM

Carrot??? You must like rings... It looks like a mini polar bear.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/12/09 01:52 PM

Originally Posted By: David Jenson
Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
I heard David say he changed his mind and was ready to marry you now! 2hearts What say ye David? hehehehehe. grin


Nope. That must have been my evil twin who lives and parties on the second floor.

I, the noble piano tuner, am still down here studying videos of how to outrun Polar Bears!


grin

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/12/09 01:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Carrot??? You must like rings... It looks like a mini polar bear.


Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/13/09 11:22 AM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
His name is CARROT! . . . smile


Well I was looking for "this" CARROT diamond ring, but at least I can honestly say I "have" a CARROT! . . . beggers can't be chosers! wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/13/09 11:23 AM

And . . . if things are bad enough for me!!!!

It snowed today!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/13/09 11:28 AM

Dont' come near me! . . . I'm so mad!!!! I could HURT Somebody!

Can you believe it! . . . SNOW??. . . in MAY!!!!????????????/

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/13/09 11:32 AM

Snow in May looks as STRANGE as this . . . how is it possible to have snow in May?

Somethings just can't be explained! wink

Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/13/09 11:55 AM

Hi Diane, I'm holding the basement door open to just long enough say this ... Snow in May is a real possibility in Maine, and apparently Western CA too. I used to have a picture of six inches of snow on our Apple blossoms.

Tell that American former politician, Al Gore, about your experience with "Global Warming". Maybe he'll make a new documentary about it.

OK. 'Back to the safety of the basement...
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/13/09 01:20 PM

A snow ball with a face in the middle of it. smile

We've had snow here in June before! I remember one year where we went from a long winter to a cold summer, 50's and 60's. Then, right back into winter again. Hoping that was the one and only time that will happen!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/13/09 02:23 PM

Thanks David & Jerry,

Was starting to feel like I was the "only one" with lousy weather! Really didn't think I'd have to bring these back out! smile


Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/13/09 02:27 PM

They are saying the temperature will be in the 20 C by the weekend, . . . . so then I can bring "these" out! wink


Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/13/09 07:57 PM

The feetbone connected to the leg bone, the leg bone connected to the knee bone, the knee bone connected to the thigh bone... ...Oh, Sorry...my imagination is running wild again...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 12:26 AM

grin
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 07:18 AM

I kinda like those little high chairs...:) would like to see more....
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 08:24 AM

I've been wondering if you were talking about those shoes with small roller balls on them that make a midget 12 feet tall or, the black ones that are normal looking. grin Hmmm "thigh."
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 08:39 AM

The black ones with the keys around the bottoms? or are you refering to the OTHER ONES in the latest photo... those could be mine
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 10:46 AM

BTW, happy birthday! smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 11:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
BTW, happy birthday! smile


Hey Monster M&H,

Here's cake for you! Opps! Let me just get my "birithday cakes"!
Just a minute, I'll try again! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 11:38 AM

Opps! Wrong cake again! That's for my . . .

Well, just give me a minute! Have that birthday cake here somewhere! (If you WANT this one, I can arrange it!) wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 11:52 AM

Oh dang! . . . I did find the Happy Birthday cake!

So Happy Birthday Monster!

Still think you should go for the above "Wedding Cake"! . . . It's bigger! . . . (CALL ME! wink!!!)

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 04:37 PM

RUN MONSTER RUN!!!! Come to the basement with Ron, David, Horowitzian and me! She's after you, she's after you! Horowitzian bought the beer and David drank it all. We need more so, bring some with you okay?
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 05:10 PM

Yes, we raise our glasses high down here, ... but not too high.

The ceiling's a bit low.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 06:07 PM

Yes, the ceiling is very low. We are becoming known down here as The Bloody Knuckles Gang!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 07:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
RUN MONSTER RUN!!!! Come to the basement with Ron, David, Horowitzian and me! She's after you, she's after you! Horowitzian bought the beer and David drank it all. We need more so, bring some with you okay?



Yeah, bring more beer; I'm out. laugh And run fast, or you may find yourself married again. grin
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/14/09 09:41 PM

Of a truth, twas Jerry who drank all the beer. I'm a teetotaler, so 'twasn't me. Anything bad, ... Jerry done it!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/15/09 09:57 AM

So, what kind of tee do you total and how? More interesting yet, what are you sneaking into the tea before you total it???

Jerry done it! Yep, I did it! I admit it! But, the rest of them made me do it. Tied me down and poured, poured poured!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/15/09 10:02 AM

Okay, we are closing the frig now! You guys are getting a little out of hand! Jerry! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/15/09 03:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
So, what kind of tee do you total and how? More interesting yet, what are you sneaking into the tea before you total it???

Jerry done it! Yep, I did it! I admit it! But, the rest of them made me do it. Tied me down and poured, poured poured!


No, no, no!! What makes you think we'd do such a thing???? grin


wink
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/15/09 07:40 PM

Cause, Diane took the pictures!!! Show them Diane! This is what I had to do to try and get away!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/15/09 09:31 PM

Damn! You mean you have evidence??????????????? grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/16/09 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Cause, Diane took the pictures!!! Show them Diane!


Saw not fancy escape Jerry! Just took these pictures of you all passed out from too much beer!



And . . .


And . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/16/09 05:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT

Tied me down and poured, poured poured!


Not sure they "tied" you up Jerry, . . . but pretty sure they "dressed" you up like this! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/16/09 09:09 PM




We gotcha, didn't we Jerry?
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/16/09 10:00 PM

Nope. Do I look happy in that elf picture? They tied me me, dressed me up, Held a gun to my head, forced me to pose and THEN poured beer down my throat and then of course, I fell asleep! sleep grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/16/09 10:31 PM

Jerry, that "elf" was "Yoda" from STAR WARS! I think you are spending too much time under pianos! smile

Okay, was this "David"???? after everyone else passed out?
(Sorry David, I couldn't resist!) wink There was just "tea" in there! right? wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/16/09 10:37 PM

grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/17/09 12:02 PM

Tea or, someone's full bladder now empty...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/17/09 12:38 PM




LET'S EAT!!!!!!!!!!!


grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/17/09 01:44 PM

Hey Jerry,

This is the "only" time you should be on the floor! . . . not



Not like this . . . smile

Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/17/09 09:54 PM



I think there was something in that tea! I'm TOTALED!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/17/09 10:03 PM

Hey! That even looks like me down there on that floor under the piano. Where did you get that picture? Good thing I didn't bump my head! I was on camera probably audio too! grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/17/09 10:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Hey! That even looks like me down there on that floor under the piano. Where did you get that picture? Good thing I didn't bump my head! I was on camera probably audio too! grin


grin Have you been embarrassed by something like that before? laugh
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/18/09 12:35 PM

Was just up looking around, when I thinks I sees Jerry ripping off in the "cooler" . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/18/09 12:37 PM

Better check your frig boys, cause I think Jerry took off with the goods . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/18/09 12:56 PM

You guys better get up . . . some of you are starting to collect "dust bunnies"! . . . smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/18/09 05:52 PM

Awwwwwww, that's cute! smile

Don't worry about the beer. I've got a truckload comin' in soon. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/18/09 09:46 PM

Horowitzian.
Quote:
Have you been embarrassed by something like that before?
I plead the 5th on that one!!!!

Diane, you have some very cute pictures there! Especially the ones of me!!! thumb
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/18/09 09:54 PM

No problem, you don't have to answer for me. smile

wink
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/18/09 11:04 PM

Let me know when that truck arrives. David and I will be right over. grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/18/09 11:33 PM



Should be here tomorrow night. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/19/09 08:12 AM

David, Ron and anyone else that wants to head for the basement, Meet us at Horowitzians! Beer's on him!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/19/09 10:40 AM

Good news is the truck came early. So head over to the basement y'all. Plenty of beer for everyone! grin

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/19/09 10:47 AM

Oh come on outside to the GREAT outdoors and out of that dark basement and enjoy the WILD LIFE! Just obey the summer signs that say "Don't feed the bears"! . . . BUT . . .



What are you supposed to do when the BEARS are taking UP all the good tables! wink




Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/19/09 10:51 AM

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/19/09 02:09 PM

He's waiting for lunch Diane. It's okay, go ahead and feed him... Or her... It looks tame...
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/19/09 03:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
He's waiting for lunch Diane. It's okay, go ahead and feed him... Or her... It looks tame...


HE looks pretty TAME too!!!! . . . But in a minutes, . . . things could get WILD!. wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/19/09 04:14 PM

That's why I told YOU to feed him first! See if he's tame and if so, the rest of us will come out to watch you.


Maybe....
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/19/09 04:33 PM

Yeah Jerry!

Yes, they sure look tame, but I've encountered bears as I'm sure you have! Never underestimate a bear! Right? Just be sure you can "out run" whoever you are with! wink
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/19/09 05:23 PM

Well? Pet him and see once! grin

Yep, you are right, and THOSE my dear, are the "bear" facts. Or, should I say, those are the scantly clothed "bare" bones facts?

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/19/09 08:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
He's waiting for lunch Diane. It's okay, go ahead and feed him... Or her... It looks tame...


HE looks pretty TAME too!!!! . . . But in a minutes, . . . things could get WILD!. wink





Hehehehe...you mean that dog actually took time to give thanks???? grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/19/09 10:28 PM

I think he's being scolded for trying to snitch and is looking "sheepish." As soon as they turn around he'll sneak it. I would! I think his owners are probably over "bear"ing" on him.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/19/09 11:55 PM

grin

Indeed, I'm sure you are correct. Life is such a "bear" for a dog. smirk
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 10:34 AM

Hey Jerry,

Think I'll decline "petting" any bear!!!! You first! smile

At a ZOO, some "nut" decides she's going to jump into the Polar Bear pool . . . and swim with the Polar Bears????? . . . What was she thinking??????????

Zoo workers get her out by pulling her up a wall to safety! But again. . . WHAT was she thinking????




Then . . .



Don't think she read the sign that said "DONT FEED THE BEARS" . . . they couldn't have been that hungry this day, . . . well . . .

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 11:26 AM

Oh, my. Like the comedian Ron White says, "You can't fix stupid!" grin
Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 11:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Oh, my. Like the comedian Ron White says, "You can't fix stupid!" grin

It looks like the bears were going to give it a try, though!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 01:30 PM

BDB funny! They almost succeeded too!!! OOhhh DINNER!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 01:44 PM

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 02:45 PM

Maybe they decided not to eat her, cause what's that saying ?. . . you ARE what you EAT! smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 02:50 PM

Well, here's some other "Bear" attacks! . . .

This woman was a little smarter and decided to stayed away from GUMMY BEARS, and in the process lost 10 pounds! wink

Posted by: Dan Casdorph

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 04:55 PM

Diane- you are soooo photogenic.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 07:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Maybe they decided not to eat her, cause what's that saying ?. . . you ARE what you EAT! smile


Them bears are pretty smart, aren't they? grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 08:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Dan Casdorph
Diane- you are soooo photogenic.

Dan,

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! I'm hoping you are referring to the gummy bear picture? Right!

Just a question, but was just wondering if you wanna . . . "TIE THE KNOT" wink

Dan & Diane Casdorph! Now that has a nice RING!
Call me - 1(888)hav-snow! . . . Canada smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 10:24 PM

C'mon Jerry, David, and Ron!!! That beer truck has been here and the basement is fully stocked! grin

Posted by: Dan Casdorph

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 10:38 PM

I've been practicing tying knots for some time- it saves the customer from buying a new string. as far as that picture goes, I prefer to untie those kind of knots..
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 11:05 PM

You guys are going to love my English on this one too....

Dan, I think you're going to tie a different sort of knot now, not later!

Howowitzian, we came over rang the bells, knocked on the doors but, you refused to answer. We think you drank all the beer yourself.

Diane, I think Dan Casdorph is after you now! Better buy him a new "bow tie" for the new wedding outfit....
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/20/09 11:35 PM

No, no, Jerry! Diane proposed to me again, and I had everything locked up tight. grin smirk

Beer's still here; come on in! All open now. smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/21/09 11:24 AM

All right then! Have some more pictures of "BEAR ATTACKS" !

So grab something or someone close to you, cause this is going to get ROUGH!!!! wink READY!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/21/09 11:29 AM

This man BEARLY got away without first getting what looked like a "RUG BURN"! It was quite the fight! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/21/09 11:31 AM

This victim was attacked . . . but has since recovered and is now back in the GAME!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/21/09 11:35 AM

And this next victim was attacked with no mercy and was gummed quite badly but . . . has recovered nicely and is bouncing back! wink Just a few baby teeth went missing! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/21/09 11:36 AM

Awwwwww, them is cute! Not so much when they grow up, though.
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/21/09 09:20 PM

I know it was a page or two back, but I really can't believe the stupidity of the woman swimming in the Polar Bear pool. It's a little more than alarming the numbers of people these days who don't know what a wild animal IS!

That Polar Bear had the determined look of an animal that was going to deal with the interloper, ... and he did. They're wild folks. They don't drink Coke or willingly appear in commercials. They have high adrenalin with instincts to chase, bite, tear apart, and eat.

Thanks for the pictures, Diane. I hope that lady goes on a lecture circuit explaining to any other would-be Polar Bear huggers that it's not a healthy way to live. She could probably do that right after she gets out of jail for trespassing.

At the end, it looked like the bears were getting ready to play water polo with her. They had the goals all set up.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/21/09 09:34 PM

That poor little puppy looks like you just beat him. Taking out your revenge on a poor defensive little puppy now huh?



Horowtizian, are you playing "ball" with Diane again? I could say something about rolling in reference to the ball but, I'd better not...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/21/09 09:39 PM

grin

Well, she did propose again....and I ran hard n fast...


...straight to the basement!!! smirk
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/21/09 09:48 PM

Oh boy! I don't think you're hiding well enough! She keeps finding you!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/21/09 09:54 PM

Think I should go into Witness Protection? grin

whome


Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/22/09 10:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
grin

Well, she did propose again....and I ran hard n fast...

...straight to the basement!!! smirk


Well yes I proposed to Howowitzian again! But , , , it's because his truck came in and it only had "one" bottle of beer on it! So I just told him that I had A LOT TO OFFER him if he married me and . . .



showed him my WATER COOLER! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/22/09 12:27 PM

Oh, nice. smile But it won't get me out of the basement. smirk

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/22/09 12:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Oh, nice. smile But it won't get me out of the basement. smirk



Okay, maybe this might!


Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/22/09 12:44 PM










Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/24/09 10:09 PM

I think you forgot the ice because now, someone needs to "cool" down. f
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/24/09 10:29 PM

grin

Indeed I do. f

Say, Jerry. Don't you think that is a painting or something? Somehow the "persective" doesn't look right.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/25/09 10:32 AM

I plead the 5th!!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/25/09 12:20 PM

grin

TMI!!!! TMI!!!! smirk

Who knows what Diane will find next. smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/25/09 03:37 PM

Sorry, I've been busy finding this guy at the beach! He wanted to see my tattoo! Great location don't you think! . . . anyways, . . .




LOOKS like you CATS had a rough weekend! You all are lookin' pretty "SNOW WHITE" from spending so much time with your beer in the "basement"! . . .




Jerry, the LIME is to go into your drink . . . !




Who might THIS be! Looks like this one needs some coffee! wink

I'm heading back to the beach! wink



Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/25/09 05:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
[...]


LOOKS like you CATS had a rough weekend! You all are lookin' pretty "SNOW WHITE" from spending so much time with your beer in the "basement"! . . .




[...]



All the other pics are funny, but this one in particular made me


grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/25/09 07:50 PM

I don't believe that you would put a lime in my drink. But, I do believe that you would put worms in it.

A good sling shot would come in handy for that picture, 2 up... Good way to check and see if he's really awake!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/25/09 07:58 PM

That pooch certainly is "sacked out". grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/25/09 09:24 PM

I think it's a mini bear puppet.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/25/09 10:03 PM

Hmmmmmm....could be!! Run Away!!!! grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 10:17 AM

Well, just when the weather gets nice, and there's no need to worry about FROST BITE . . . then . . .

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 10:18 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Me no likee cold weather! frown

grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 10:18 AM


Then these bears come out of hibernation to . . . steal our bikes . . . AND

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 10:20 AM


STOMP on our tents . . . AND

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 10:21 AM

And . . . trying to drive away with our cars! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 10:26 AM

Even though these bears are entertaining, . . .
just have shoes that you can walk away quietly in . . . OR

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 10:27 AM

OR . . . a totally enclosed HOT CAR to escape in when you encounter a bear! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 10:35 AM

The bear just wants to do wheelies after seeing you do them in your bikini!

If you would just stop feeding and teasing the bears with toys, they would go away. I hope you were inside one of those tents. Er, Um, rather, I meant to say, I hope you got away safely! hehehe!

Horowitizian, I think we'd all better watch our "can" vas now... And, start back "pedaling."

Our weather is "fair." A bit breezy, cool and cloudy today.

My youngest son graduates from high school today. The ceremony is tonight. Because my wife was in charge of the all night senior party, we will be up all night long taking these little rug rats all over town 214 signed up so far out of 310. We expect to get to bed tomorrow morning at around 7 AM. zzzzzzz
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 10:45 AM

Nice Jerry!

Con(GRAD)ulations on your son! So . . . are you giving him this for a graduation present . . .



OR . . . this! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 10:57 AM

The 2nd picture will do. He can fit into the little round circle can't he? I'll put his brother on the other thing and hopefully, the round circle goes round n round.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 11:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
The bear just wants to do wheelies after seeing you do them in your bikini!

If you would just stop feeding and teasing the bears with toys, they would go away. I hope you were inside one of those tents. Er, Um, rather, I meant to say, I hope you got away safely! hehehe!

Horowitizian, I think we'd all better watch our "can" vas now... And, start back "pedaling."

Our weather is "fair." A bit breezy, cool and cloudy today.

My youngest son graduates from high school today. The ceremony is tonight. Because my wife was in charge of the all night senior party, we will be up all night long taking these little rug rats all over town 214 signed up so far out of 310. We expect to get to bed tomorrow morning at around 7 AM. zzzzzzz



Yeah, we better keep a sharp lookout..whilst vacating the area!! grin

Congrats on your son! smile
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 11:33 AM

Thanks! It's been a hell of a year for us. He's one of those that just wanted O U T!!! But, he made it! With a little friendly persuasion from his parents and a couple of kicks in the canvas...

Diane, would you kindly have your chauffeur drive down that cute car in the picture for my son to have for free? Thank you in advance!!!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 01:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Thanks! It's been a hell of a year for us. He's one of those that just wanted O U T!!! But, he made it! With a little friendly persuasion from his parents and a couple of kicks in the canvas...


Hey Jerry!

Doesn't look like he deserves a car of any kind! if he caused you so much hell, so just give him this! Hope he gets a KICK out of it! . . . wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 02:04 PM

Hehehe, that's a funny one! grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 02:25 PM

Yeap, at times, he most certainly has been a JACKASS sometimes... I printed out the picture for him and will tell him that it came from YOU! hehehe!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 02:30 PM

Hey Jerry,

Show him this picture of my SUMMER CAR and tell him you can be ONE STEP AHEAD of everyone else when you have an education! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 10:10 PM

Nice boogie mobile. Hope the shoe doesn't smell like feet!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/26/09 10:13 PM

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/27/09 11:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Yeap, at times, he most certainly has been a JACKASS sometimes... I printed out the picture for him and will tell him that it came from YOU! hehehe!

Hey Jerry,

Show him what happens when a JACKASS owns a nice vehicle . . . cause they tend to drive too fast . . . so you just wouldn't trust him with a nice vehicle ! So . . .





Hope he's good with TURTLEWAX! . . . smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/27/09 10:27 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmm...I'd say whoever built (Photoshopped??) that second one has too much time on his hands. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/27/09 10:55 PM

Hmmm. Did the driver of the pickup truck happen to be you Diane and were you mad at one of us so, you took out your vengeance on some poor unsuspecting piano technician up there?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/28/09 10:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Hmmm. Did the driver of the pickup truck happen to be you Diane and were you mad at one of us so, you took out your vengeance on some poor unsuspecting piano technician up there?


Well my unsuspecting piano technician was over and I gave him a drink from my WATER COOLER . . .
and well, he can't really . . . HOLD his liquor so . . .





On the way home . . . I think he just got comfused! smile




And . . . voila! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/28/09 01:00 PM

Uh huh. Just as I thought. It was your fault. eek
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/28/09 02:21 PM



Don't ever tune her piano, Jerry! eek
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/28/09 02:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Uh huh. Just as I thought. It was your fault. eek

HER FAULT!

She was driving by when this truck went out of control!

Funny, the truck that went through the house had a licence plate that said "HOROWIZIAN"! . . . Do you think? . . . wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/28/09 02:36 PM

Ooooh, Diane, ya better watch out! I wasn't in the area. cool It was an impostor. smirk

whistle
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/28/09 04:25 PM

Maybe it was David?
Posted by: OldUprightMania

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/29/09 02:38 PM

Hello All,
I must admit that I am quite surprised to find these kind of pictures on a forum for professional tradesmen. I am 17 years old, and I come here looking for advice pertaining to the piano, not sleazy pictures and crude remarks. The internet is already full of enough trash, and I don't think that it is a great thing to make a perfectly good website such as this a dumping grounds for more.

Thanks for Listening to my opinion on the matter,
Josh Baker
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/29/09 02:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Maybe it was David?


Nope Jerry!

Pretty sure David's sleeping off his "TEA"! wink

Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/29/09 03:05 PM

Originally Posted By: joshua_j_baker
Hello All,
I must admit that I am quite surprised to find these kind of pictures on a forum for professional tradesmen. I am 17 years old, and I come here looking for advice pertaining to the piano, not sleazy pictures and crude remarks. The internet is already full of enough trash, and I don't think that it is a great thing to make a perfectly good website such as this a dumping grounds for more.

Thanks for Listening to my opinion on the matter,
Josh Baker


Josh,
Fair comments....it is the main reason you don't see many of us posting here any longer. If you would like some assistance with your piano please pm me or email me directly off my web site icon.
Posted by: Emmery

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/29/09 03:54 PM

Maybe it could be moved to the "Whos Who on Piano World" forum or better yet, continued amongst the the posters in private mail. It has gotten quite sleazy and inappropriate for a site that expects the posters' material to not be sexually oriented according to its rules and policies. As for Post #1239...if you wouldn't feel comfortable having this pic up in a piano store, workshop, or on the side of your tool case, its got no business being here... don't you think?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/29/09 04:50 PM

Well, I certainly didn't want to offend anyone! The picture of the girl on the bike was the only one I thought would possibly make a man drive through a house!

So I'm not actually a piano tuner, so I shouldn't actually be in here anyways!

The sun is out and think I'll just head outside and get some rays!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/29/09 05:30 PM

Then why did you scroll through them? The title wasn't pertaining to pianos or piano information. Like watching television, then don't read them and change the channel... There is plenty of information to sift through besides coming into this one thread and complaining. I wondered how long it would take.....

I'm sure Diane wasn't intending to offend anyone here.

We were just 'trying' to have a bit of fun and laughter among a few of us here on an OFF TOPIC OT thread.

Diane, you could change the title to not be for anyone else.



Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot RPT - 05/29/09 05:36 PM

How's that? Everyone just quote or reply to this post, and that will appear when there are new ones.

Seriously, guys, this thread is Off Topic and all about havin' a good time and a good laugh. Please don't read if you don't want to see it.
Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/29/09 05:37 PM

One of the artists at a show I tuned at last weekend likes jokes. So a sense of humor is  appropriate for the job.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/29/09 06:51 PM

Well I must say I am surprised the thread has lasted this long. But what surprises me even more, is how long it took "The Whiners" to come in here and try to ruin it.

There have been many threads in this forum that didn't deal directly with piano technology. Two of the whiners have participated in those. So what is the deal with this one? Sleezy, inappropriate???? Bullcrackers!!!!!! You people see more sleeze in prime time TV!!!

One thing everyone can be assured of. No matter what the content, no matter what the post, there will be that little group who will find something to be offended by.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/29/09 08:31 PM

You know, that bear most certainly looks comfortable on that ice. It has made me want to take a nap ever since.

By the way, thanks for the congrats for my son's high school graduation!

I guessed pretty accurately in that we did stay up until just about exactly 7 AM Wednesday morning. Not intentionally either. It's just how long it all lasted. I'm still tired from it!
Posted by: Emmery

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/29/09 11:05 PM

Don, have you noticed that PW does not have an "OFF TOPIC" forum but does have a "Coffee Room" forum where just about anything non-musical/non-piano can be discussed (within reason). Have you noticed its at the very end of the forum choices? Have you noticed that most sites keep the same format of isolating the serious topic related things away from those non-related that have a tendency to degenerate or wander at times? Its a way of protecting the validity, sanctity and environment of a forum that is conducive to learning and enlightenment for most people that come here for that purpose.
Its unfortunate that what would be better fitting for the Coffee Room somehow ends up near the top of a technicians forum...thats all. Many people less savvy on computer lingo or English will not know what "OT" means and have to navigate the thread to try and make sense of it. A lovely first impression, if they choose to go on. I'm sure someone in Country X really cares where the beer is being hauled tonight over here or how scantily a woman can be dressed or posed before its moderated off the forum.

I am not a prude, teetotaler or someone who can't appreciate fun, joking or even adult themed things as long as I have to navigate too it... if I want it....not the other way around.

Don, your analogy of sleaze on prime time being worse than this misses the point, and should be popped back into that Pez Dispenser of convoluted logic that also leads you to believe many topics in this forum are not piano or piano technology related. Do a reality check and stop whining yourself Don. Do you see sleaze on the Discovery, History or Education channels...no...because its delegated to its proper place where people with 2 pence worth of gray matter expect it to be.

It would take a lot more than the contents of this post to offend me; but the general public, aspiring technicians, students, foreigners,and even children who come here expect what PW claims on their home page to be here shouldn't be met with a thread near the top of the page that belongs in the Coffee Room.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/29/09 11:06 PM

Wow, Jerry! How did you stay awake?????? sleep

eek

grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 10:31 AM

Gee, Emily,I thought his name was Ron? wink

Doesn't matter if we know OT. If the poster was looking for piano related items, it says nothing about pianos in the the topic. There have been and still is many topics that have nothing to do with pianos all through PW. As I said, don't read it then... Diane will tone down the pics...

Yeap, I did stay awake. I had too. I had to man my post at the main entrance to make sure the little rug rats didn't manage to escape or bring in anything illegal or have someone else sneak it in. They try anything these days. We heard stories where some kids try and sneak in ahead of time (if they know where the location is, which is why we don't tell them) booze, stashing them in ceiling panels, or toilet tanks etc. But, the adults sure were tired by 7 AM!

I slept in today until 9:30. Boy, did that ever feeeeel good!



Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 10:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Emmery
Don, have you noticed that PW does not have an "OFF TOPIC" forum but does have a "Coffee Room" forum where just about anything non-musical/non-piano can be discussed (within reason). Have you noticed its at the very end of the forum choices? Have you noticed that most sites keep the same format of isolating the serious topic related things away from those non-related that have a tendency to degenerate or wander at times? Its a way of protecting the validity, sanctity and environment of a forum that is conducive to learning and enlightenment for most people that come here for that purpose.

The Coffee Room has been closed for posting for a long time. It is a legacy of an earlier era.
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 11:36 AM


http://s10.zetaboards.com/The_New_Coffee_Room/index/
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 11:47 AM

http://www.playdeadpics.com/images/photos/lg/35.jpg

I think Diane got mad at the last piano tuner. I'm staying away.
Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 11:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
http://www.playdeadpics.com/images/photos/lg/35.jpg

I think Diane got mad at the last piano tuner. I'm staying away.

I hate it when I get called to fix a piano after that has happened!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 12:34 PM

I would say that a few tuners in here need to be unstrung.
And:
Some orchestra leaders should be disbanded.

Did you hear about the stupid pianist who kept banging his head against the keys? He was playing by ear.

Definition of a piano tuner: A person employed to come into the home, rearrange the furniture, and annoy the cat. The tuner's chief purpose is to ascertain the breaking point of the piano's strings.

A note left for a pianist from his wife:
Gone Chopin, (have Liszt), Bach in a Minuet.

These jokes are so bad I can't Handel them.
They make me Lizstless.
They can be too Mendlesohm.
You'd better go out Bach and stay in Haydn.



Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 01:45 PM

True!

If you don't fix my piano well, I might have to fix your CAR!

Posted by: RPD

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 01:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Ron Alexander
But what surprises me even more, is how long it took "The Whiners" to come in here and try to ruin it.

There have been many threads in this forum that didn't deal directly with piano technology. Two of the whiners have participated in those. So what is the deal with this one? Sleezy, inappropriate???? Bullcrackers!!!!!! You people see more sleeze in prime time TV!!!


Sorry Ron. You will have to count me among your so called "whiners" too. As members of this forum, how can we help but notice what the general public sees, when its at the top of our technical page????

I like humor and jokes as well as the next guy...but this flirting and grungy picture content is just inappropriate for a professional forum; in the past weeks you've called members "idiots" and now whiners...but neither cyber bullying nor name calling makes posting smutty pics and content ok. I've not publicly complained until now, but it sits very visibly at the top of our forums, and the real professionals here who don't prefer to traffic in double entendre or sexual inuendo are forced to tolerate this junk.

Personally, this is out of bounds and should be placed, at minimum, in a seperate "OT" section. It started innocently enough, but its morphed into content that needs to be moved off center.

Some of you are senior members of PTG. And, as members your actions and commentary in a real way impacts (read represents) other members...and even other non-member professionals in the field. In spite of what may be your original intent, this thread now smacks of a bunch of "old boys" drinking beer and talking sleaze. Its just plain disrespectful to the trade, and the general public.

Take it somewhere else guys. People are beginning to notice.

RPD
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 02:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
http://www.playdeadpics.com/images/photos/lg/35.jpg

I think Diane got mad at the last piano tuner. I'm staying away.


That looks bad...might even make a tuner want to start tuning with the lids down wherever possible! grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 03:14 PM

Let's take this outside! smile

Tuners can be at the beach and working at the same time! Weather is just too good to be inside!

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 07:38 PM

Yes, it's a good day to take it outside...the weather is fine...the rain is gone...life is good. But I think I will stay here in the basement and enjoy a beverage before Jerry disposes of them all!!!!!! I dont wanna get stuck washing the sand off the car either.

You can call me Don, you can even call me Juan...but most people just call me Ron...except for the Emily's of the world...got a good laugh outta that Jer. BTW I apologize for calling you guys who want us to go away "whiners." But far too many people in this Forum need to loosen up a little. If you dont like a thread...dont click on it...dont read it...ignore it. It's no reflection on you or your professional abilities, which most of you take far far far too seriously...

My only gripe is I cant figger out how to post a pic.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 07:41 PM

Like so:

Code:
[img]http://www.playdeadpics.com/images/photos/lg/35.jpg[/img]


Gives....


Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 07:45 PM

Quote:
My only gripe is I cant figger out how to post a pic.

It is easy. Get your picture file ready, sized appropriately. Go here, and follow the instructions. When it is uploaded, you will get an email with the address. Choose the full reply form, and choose the fourth button from the left. Copy the address, and the picture will show up.

You can even use it for on-topic pictures, like this one of a piano with an amazing new action:
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 07:55 PM

BDB, thank you for linking to the File Uploader. I've been looking for it ever since the new forum software came online, for those times I don't want to use the Photo Gallery.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 08:01 PM

Yes, thanks so much BDB. I think the major problem I'm having is the picture is not a jpeg, even though the file type shows it as such. I need to find my photoshop software, and get busy photoshopping some pictures...nice ones...no offense to anyone...even the easily offended!!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 09:00 PM

Didn't work! Guess I'm picture poster illiterate!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 09:33 PM

Quote:


Hey! I'm getting it! But, I cheated. I copy pasted yours!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 09:35 PM

Hey! Whaddaya know! I dooed it! Now to remember how next time.
This is a picture taken at our cottage looking to the west. A nice sunset.

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 10:07 PM

It still wont work for me...All I get is the URL...no picture. Scratching head here...back to the basement...errr I mean drawing board!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 10:26 PM

Well, I don't want it here forever. Just for fun so, I deleted it...

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 10:42 PM

I believe you got it Jerry.

I see a strong resemblence there Jer...but your ears grew inward as you grew up....must be all that aural tuning over a period of years!!!!! hehehe
Posted by: RPD

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/30/09 11:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Ron Alexander
BTW I apologize for calling you guys who want us to go away "whiners." But far too many people in this Forum need to loosen up a little.


Ron, I thought your reply was classy, and I appreciate that. And, in reading my post earlier I'm not trying to be hard core with anybody either...I might have come on a little strong. If so, back atcha with the apology.

My opinion is unchanged...I think the Forums should allow the good folks here to talk "OT" in a special area for that...which, apparently it does not.

Peace all...

RPD
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 11:18 AM

Well, seeing as how this originally started out as a weather related topic, more or less, the weather here today is balmy. Sunny, tropical, comfortable, calm and NO SNOW! May has been a bit cool but, is a very unpredictable month usually so this is nothing new.

How is the rest of your weather out there?
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 01:32 PM

Here in the great Pacific Northwest (the land of perpetual drizzle) we are having a run of blue skies and temperatures in the high 70's and 80's! We are enjoying it immensely, but I'm wondering about all those pianos I tuned last month...

BTW this has been an entertaining thread! I agree that folks need to lighten up. This has been WAY tamer than what you see in any PG13 movie these days! It says OT in the title. Nuff said.

People can be so controlling and sensitive. That's fine. I just hope they don't get anywhere trying to control what happens here.

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 02:04 PM

Here in the Sunny Southland it's getting hot. The sun is out and the high's are to be in the upper 80's with the humidity is going up. All those pianos tuned since January are going to need it again!!!!!

Ryan, thank you for your comments, and for your point of view. I love talking about pianos as much as anyone. Just ask Jerry Groot...I worry him to death sometimes with questions and advice, and if I feel I have something to add to the other threads, I do not hesitate to do that. Ryan, you're a scholar and a gentleman, and I for one, appreciate that!!!!!

So back to the weather....until Diane gives us sometime else to giggle over!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 02:21 PM

Thanks Ryan, BDB and others for the positive comments.

This thread is meant for fun, off topic entertainment mostly nothing to do with pianos and a lot of laughter and puns.

It's a shame that a "few" have to complain rather than just not read it. That's what I do when I find a thread i don't care about, skip over it. I've seen a whole lot worse on television where any age kid can watch it. This is very tame by any comparison but, it will lighten up as it already has to some degree.
Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 03:21 PM

What would help is some way of marking a topic as "read" even if you have not. There have been times when I have wanted to do that, even with this one.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 04:37 PM

Nice n warm! Still and with thunderstorms building all around. smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 06:51 PM

Well, I'm back!

Was at the pool all day and . . . got a SUN BURN!
Would show you all my sun burn, but . . . I'd get into trouble.;) So here's a picture of the pool! Oppps, wrong pool, just a minute. . .



There we go, RIGHT POOL! Now I just need ICE for this SUN BURN!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 08:15 PM

Great pics! I never could figure out why anyone would want to go swimming in ice water! ?

P.S. Welcome back!
Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 08:18 PM

Beats swimming in boiling water!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 08:20 PM

You got me there!!!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 08:32 PM

BDB wrote:
Quote:
Beats swimming in boiling water!


That shivers me timbers!!!!! When I read that I almost fell on the floor!!!!

Interesting pool with piano keys....but what I really found interesting are the Canadian Palm Trees...good to see them growing green again. Love Canadian Coconuts!!!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 09:46 PM

Ya, gotta "hand" it to her on that picture. Get it Ron? Hand? palm? grin

On the other (oh boy) "hand" (well, there are two hands) that pool sure does look inviting.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 05/31/09 09:59 PM

Originally Posted By: BDB
Beats swimming in boiling water!





Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 08:05 AM

This is what Diane does to pianos when we make her mad. So watch it now! grin

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 10:57 AM

Well back at you Jerry!

This is what my piano looked like BEFORE you worked on it! AND . . .



This is what it looks like NOW . . . Feels like I'm on a ROLLERCOASTER! . . . wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 11:05 AM

The neighbours are laughing at my piano Jerry!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 01:12 PM

What did you expect when you dripped what looks to be wax on Jerry's piano! grin

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Well back at you Jerry!

This is what my piano looked like BEFORE you worked on it! AND . . .



This is what it looks like NOW . . . Feels like I'm on a ROLLERCOASTER! . . . wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 08:14 PM

Hehe, watch it or, I'll send these two over to take your piano away... grin

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 08:39 PM

grin

*bolts piano to floor and booby traps it*

smirk
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 08:45 PM

Say, Jerry, have you ever met a piano like this?

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 08:51 PM

Oh Boy!!!!! Now people will be asking "Can you TunaCat??!!!!"

Diane, I think I would put a guard dog on that piano.

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 08:57 PM

One PAW ahead of you Ron!

So Jerry, hope your DAWGS are faster than my DOG! wink My piano is safe!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 08:58 PM

Must be that's where they got that song "meow meow meow meow, meow meow meow meow, meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow........ In that commercial.

A GUY WALKS INTO A BAR WITH A SMALL DOG. The bartender says, "Get out of here with that dog!"

The guy says, "But this isn't just any dog... this dog can play the piano!"


The bartender replies, "Well, if he can play that piano, you both can stay... and have a drink on the house!"


So the guy sits the dog on the piano stool, and the dog starts playing. Everything from Ragtime to Mozart, and the bartender and patrons are really enjoying the music.


Suddenly a bigger dog runs in, grabs the small dog by the scruff of the neck, and drags him out.


The bartender asks the guy, "What was that all about?"


The guy replies, "Oh, that was his mother. She wanted him to be a doctor."


Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 09:06 PM

Now that's funny! laugh
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 09:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
One PAW ahead of you Ron!

So Jerry, hope your DAWGS are faster than my DOG! wink My piano is safe!



Meh. smirk

I prefer this one:



grin
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 09:41 PM

One paw behind....or a day late and a dollar short...Yep das me!!!!!!!

Jerry that's funny!!!!!

Since this thread is now doing to the dogs...here's mine...
Jack D.Bulldawg. He's smart enough to learn piano tuning, but I dont think he wants to...he runs and hides when I tune mine...

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 09:50 PM

Cute dog Ron, he kinda looks like you! hehehe!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 10:03 PM

You mean we both have a lot of hair on the head...right Jer???? hehehe
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 10:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Cute dog Ron, he kinda looks like you! hehehe!


grin And a mustache!! smirk
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 10:43 PM

Well, ONE of us does anyway Ron! I gotta mustache! Or, is that a milk mustache?

Man, today was almost perfect. Although, it did rain for a bit, it turned out sunny, mild and very nice!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/01/09 11:43 PM

grin

Glad you are having nice weather, whilst Ron is sweltering in wonderful Southern heat and humidity! smirk
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/02/09 12:47 AM

Check this out!

I think I just came up with a new sign for my shop!! I'm really excited about it:

Posted by: David Jenson

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/02/09 07:09 AM

There ya go. That's a Saturday Night Special snub-nosed tuning hammer. 'Very effective!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/02/09 09:18 AM

Looks like a 38 caliber #2 sub-nose tuning hammer. Guaranteed to stabilize every string or foe!!!

Weatherwise...it's gonna be a hot one, high forcasted to be 90 degrees...
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/02/09 10:20 AM

Originally Posted By: Ron Alexander
Weatherwise...it's gonna be a hot one, high forcasted to be 90 degrees...


WOW! 90 degrees already???? Yikes! Now that's smokin!

Summer is just around the corner for us when we see these guys running around! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/02/09 11:08 AM


Well, in Canada, we can't have guns! But if we could, I'd get this pink handled one!



So will just have to settle for this SNUB=NOSED vehicle (or road hog) to run you over if you come to mess with my piano! wink

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/02/09 09:13 PM

Oh My...the second worst thing I can imagine is being chased by a pink Pigmobile...the worst...getting shot by a mad Canadian lady packin' a pink handled snub nose pistol. Canadian piano tuners deserve hazardous duty pay!!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 08:35 AM

The pink mobile looks like quite the oinker vehicle. Makes me wonder if the horn oinks too?

My tuning hammer makes a pretty good hammer sometimes!

Time for work!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 10:06 AM

Weather I like it or not, I'm traded the "road hog" in for this perrrrrfect car!
Think I should be able to sneek up and catch me a man better in this!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 10:07 AM

More men like cats anyways, right!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 11:06 AM

Originally Posted By: rysowers
Check this out!

I think I just came up with a new sign for my shop!! I'm really excited about it:




HA! You Photoshop geeks never cease to amaze. grin

thumb
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 11:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Ron Alexander
Oh My...the second worst thing I can imagine is being chased by a pink Pigmobile...the worst...getting shot by a mad Canadian lady packin' a pink handled snub nose pistol. Canadian piano tuners deserve hazardous duty pay!!!!!


Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 11:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
More men like cats anyways, right!



Hehehe, I love cats, but would never sleep with one...
Posted by: JDelmore

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 11:47 AM

Sheesh...doesn't he know that cats will smother you, or try to 'steal your breath'???

LOL
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 12:24 PM

Originally Posted By: JDelmore
Sheesh...doesn't he know that cats will smother you, or try to 'steal your breath'???
LOL


Yep! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 08:46 PM

Now, this is more like it. That cat car looks like it's going to pounce on you!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 08:51 PM

Oh, boy!! Now I'l never have to be without a piano on road trips! grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 08:57 PM

Or, you have someone peddle for you while you did the entertaining.



Or, you could just go and set someplace where it's quiet.

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 09:01 PM

One thing. Do those pianos have Dampp-Chasers? laugh
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 09:03 PM

Well, I guess they must at least have heat for sure from the engines! Maybe poke a hole in the radiator for some humidity!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 09:07 PM

Hehehe, I don't reckon you'd get far down the road, though. blush

Maybe need something to keep rain out. smirk
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 10:47 PM

Put gutters on it and a roof. grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/03/09 10:56 PM

Yeah! grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/04/09 10:04 AM

Oh wow! That white grand piano motor thing is very cool! Convertible yet!

This is all I could get with a piano on wheels! Looks like he has coffee on his piano too! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/04/09 10:11 AM

I hope he's got some good low gears for the hills. smile
Posted by: Dan Casdorph

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/04/09 11:23 AM

Hopefully that piano has an aluminum plate. I've pulled mu kids around in a trailer and the hills are quite tough.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/04/09 04:47 PM

This looks like your kind of car Diane. Something out to GETCHA! Like that cat, the cat's meow car.



I think you broke it for him or, it killed him... Maybe it ate him?

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/04/09 05:35 PM

Amazing what technicians can do with a piano!

Taking it outside cause the weathers good! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/04/09 08:47 PM

I can see that lid come flopping down on the both of them. Duck Ronnie DUCK! Oops, to late. Why didn't you duck??? I did!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/04/09 09:21 PM

I thot you wuz talkin to some named Ronnie Duck!!!!! Oh Well, just a slight bump on the noggin!!!!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/04/09 11:45 PM

Well? I did tell you to duck didn't I? Hmmmm, maybe, I was just thinking it instead? hehehe!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/04/09 11:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Amazing what technicians can do with a piano!

Taking it outside cause the weathers good! smile



Somehow, I'm not entirely confident of the seaworthiness of this boat...grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 10:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian

Somehow, I'm not entirely confident of the seaworthiness of this boat...grin


Well, not sure I'm confident of the seaworthiness of this boat either! smile
Wonder if you could fish in this car! Have to be careful that you don't get a hook in one of those tires!

Weather wise, forecast calls for rain and look . . . an umbrella! smile
A week ago we had hail, then frost, now rain!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 10:14 AM

I'm so mad at our weather, I'm ready to throw in the "towel" . . . or in this case . . . the piano! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 03:02 PM

That car boat is funny!

Looks like that piano is refusing to go into the water! grin
Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 03:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
That car boat is funny!


That one is not photoshopped. I remember seeing some of those on the road, but never in the water.
Posted by: Josef

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 03:56 PM

some body youtube the british show Top Gear. THey did a challenge of taking normal cars and turning them in to boats. The was a Wolks van turned house boat, a Toyota truck turned speed boat and a convertible turned sail boat.
Posted by: Dan Casdorph

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 04:31 PM

It was called the Amphicar. Heres a Wiki on it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphicar
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By: BDB
Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
That car boat is funny!


That one is not photoshopped. I remember seeing some of those on the road, but never in the water.


Now that you mention it, I think I have seen it on some TV program before. Never in person, though. smile



Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 06:47 PM

This dog is "barking" up the wrong tree. He's making himself all "keyed up."



Here's a great idea for a mouse trap. Here mousy mousy...

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 07:47 PM

Hehehehe. Great idea, but it makes the piano a bit hard to play in that area. Kudos to the Photoshop wizard who came up with that one. thumb
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 07:47 PM

That's as tacky as this Jerry!

Where is a snowball when you need it! smile My apologies to anyone who may like this! wink

Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 08:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Here's a great idea for a mouse trap. Here mousy mousy...



I thought Tom designed that for you, Jerry!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 08:45 PM

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/05/09 10:21 PM

I still love that cartoon, Tom & Jerry.

He designed that hoping I'd forget the trap was there and SNAP!!! Right on my fingers!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/06/09 12:24 AM

Come on Jerry, he just wants to learn to play the piano! Maybe even teach him to "tune" a piano! smile

And . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/06/09 12:43 AM


And . . . he has no one to take care of him since his caregiver . . . ran into a tree! wink

Moral of the Story: Don't drink and fly! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/06/09 12:49 AM


It would just be "sick" not to help him out! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/06/09 01:08 AM

And . . . all his friends are taking lessons! smile So what do you say Jerry?

Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/06/09 01:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
I'm so mad at our weather, I'm ready to throw in the "towel" . . . or in this case . . . the piano! wink



Wow!! That's the most effective Dampp-chaser system I've seen!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/06/09 01:30 PM

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/07/09 06:42 PM

Well, yesterday, we had our son's high school graduation party from 5-9 PM. Things went off without a hitch. We had good weather for 90% of the time turning cold cold at around 9 and raining like heck at around 10 PM. Those of us that were left, headed in the house and enjoyed the remaining evening laughing and hooting it up until about 2 AM or so.

Today, the weather is "comfortable." No sun but, no wind and very well, comfortable.

Diane, that mouse standing up looks to me like he's looking for a nice place to piddle....
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/07/09 09:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Diane, that mouse standing up looks to me like he's looking for a nice place to piddle....


Here's a "PIDDLE" boat!

Actually, I have a PADDLE boat just like this, and it is so fun on a hot day cause you can stick your feet in the water and splash around!

I'm WAITING FOR A HOT DAY! . . . and waiting, and waiting! Does 7 degrees above classify as HOT! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/07/09 09:16 PM

Nope. I'll take my weather over yours these days.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/07/09 09:22 PM

7 degrees above (in celsius) is a balmy day in Canada! grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/07/09 09:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
7 degrees above (in celsius) is a balmy day in Canada! grin


Seriously, can you believe it! One province actually got 4 inches of snow! yes SNOW! . . . No snow here though! Still darn COLD!

I'm jealous of anybody with FUR . . . smile


Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/08/09 03:04 PM

He's saying, ummm, whacha gonna do to me huh? I was only sleeping n u woke me up.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/08/09 03:08 PM

He's sure cute isn't he!!! smile

Anyways, the weather is about as warm as this!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/08/09 03:11 PM

The only cold thing I wanted to see for a long while was . . . this! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/08/09 03:21 PM

I Should try to "lOOK UP" . . . cause things could be worse! smile


Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/08/09 10:23 PM

Reminds me of the time we were in Disney World in Florida. I just happened to look up. I was watching the sea gulls. One was flying fairly high but, not to high to see this. All of a sudden, one of them pooped. I calculated about where it was going to land and started laughing because it was aimed directly at a tourist head. Well, I guess I drew some attention with my cackling because others starting looking up too including the man that was going to get it. He saw it coming and just took of running! Man, did I ever laugh then, watching him trying to run as fast as he could out of the way! He made it too dangitall!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/09/09 10:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
I calculated about where it was going to land . . .


Well looks like these people just landed at the beach! Somebody calulated right! wink


Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/09/09 12:15 PM


Bet you didn't see "THIS one comin' did ya Jerry! wink. . . but

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/09/09 12:17 PM


Can probably see "THIS" one comin'! It's my PIANO TUNER'S CAR!

He has a sense of humour! smile

Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/09/09 02:14 PM

Still SOUNDS like a SAAB! Varooom!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/09/09 09:40 PM

That car looks at tad over strung. I wonder if the owner came back hammered?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/10/09 10:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
That car looks at tad over strung. I wonder if the owner came back hammered?


Okay, now THAT was just funny! Where do you come up with this stuff Jerry! Really!

Anyways, have you seen Horowitzian? He's probably UP and about, but I don't see him anywhere? He did say he likes CATS, so maybe he's in trouble? wink . . . or

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/10/09 10:37 AM

Or . . . he's sleeping, because we exhaust him? . . . or

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/10/09 10:39 AM

Or . . . he's found himself cuter FRIENDS? . . .

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/10/09 11:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
That car looks at tad over strung. I wonder if the owner came back hammered?


Bwaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

grin

Now THAT is a good one Jerry!

PS--Sorry Diane, I've been busy and haven't checked in on this thread for a couple days. I'm back. smile
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/10/09 10:35 PM

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all. I AM I AM says the last mouse.

Mostly, I'm just fiddling around.



Or, really, I'm leaving a symbol of my appreciation...

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/10/09 11:57 PM

grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/11/09 11:10 AM


Well, when some look into a mirror they see this! . . .
(I love this mouse! ... so cute!) . . . while others see . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/11/09 11:11 AM


While OTHERS see this! . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/11/09 11:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Scooters
Still SOUNDS like a SAAB! Varooom!



Here's a summer vehicle that would be really good for a Piano Tuner! Cause they could "LOCK" their tools in the box on the back of the bike! Put your name and number on the side of the bike too!

Then maybe the thiefs might just steal the "WHOLE" bike! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/12/09 08:26 AM

I like that one. Buy it and send it down to me okay?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/12/09 09:48 AM


Well, on a piano teacher's salary . . . I could get and send you this?
Not sure where you'd carry your tools though! smile . . . or

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/12/09 09:49 AM


Or . . . I'm pretty sure I can get you this black one. . .

all you have to do is say YES! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/12/09 11:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Diane...

While OTHERS see this! . . .



SO true. thumb
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/13/09 10:04 PM

YES. I will take one of each! grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/14/09 01:05 AM

Hehehe. grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/15/09 10:53 AM

Well, I can thankfully say we have not had any "SNOW" . . .
so we can't make "SNOWBALLS" . . . but




We have been getting a lot of "RAIN" lately, so umbrellas were a good invention! smile . . . and

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/15/09 10:57 AM

Some are finding the humour in all this rain! wink



And some are not! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/15/09 10:59 AM


But one thing for sure, the RAIN makes things GROW! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/15/09 12:36 PM

What did you do, put that one poor kitten in the drier and the other one in the washing machine?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/15/09 12:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
What did you do, put that one poor kitten in the drier and the other one in the washing machine?

Oh I get ya!

WASH . . .




And BLOW DRY . . . . funny Jerry! smile



Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/15/09 01:21 PM

Then . . . the cat gets a TRIM! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/15/09 05:04 PM

Looks like somebody ran it over with a lawn mower. grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/15/09 05:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Looks like somebody ran it over with a lawn mower. grin

I think the CAT just got in the way! smile
Mow the grass and trim the cat all at the same time! smile



Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/15/09 06:41 PM

If I was driving that quad behind that cat trimming lawn mower, I'd floor it and slam on the brakes.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/16/09 11:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
If I was driving that quad behind that cat trimming lawn mower, I'd floor it and slam on the brakes.


You can't be for REAL Jerry, doing something like that! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/16/09 12:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Looks like somebody ran it over with a lawn mower. grin

grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/16/09 12:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Looks like somebody ran it over with a lawn mower. grin

I think the CAT just got in the way! smile
Mow the grass and trim the cat all at the same time! smile





Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/16/09 08:32 PM

Now HERE is one happy cat! Diane, you run this one over too by chance?



This cat thinks it's funny! The smaller one doesn't know what to think.

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/16/09 11:37 PM

Funny Jerry!

Well, here is a real POODLE! It's a Ninja Mutant Turtle thingy!

No chance that a CAT would let you do THIS to it! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/17/09 03:05 PM

The poor thing sort of looks like a guppy with an extra set of eyes.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/18/09 10:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
The poor thing sort of looks like a guppy with an extra set of eyes.


Whatever it is, it's got problems. shocked
Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/18/09 11:48 AM

Well... It's a TMNT! laugh
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/18/09 09:07 PM

Whaaaaat? confused
Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/18/09 10:48 PM

Now are you ready for this? Better sit down.

It's a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle". TMNT ha laugh

This one looks Stuffed.. Must have had a big dinner if fresh flys. blush
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/19/09 09:34 AM

You mean you guys don't know what a TMNT is? Oh dear! But that is a real dog!

This is a dog cut to look like a CAMEL! These are REAL dogs!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/19/09 09:37 AM


And this poor thing is cut to look like a ROOSTER! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/19/09 09:37 AM


And this dog is cut to look like a BUFFALO! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/19/09 09:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Scooters
Now are you ready for this? Better sit down.

It's a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle". TMNT ha laugh

This one looks Stuffed.. Must have had a big dinner if fresh flys. blush


All I can say is, dang.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/19/09 09:44 AM


Anyways, I have to "SLIP" (Slipper) away for a while!

Will have no access to a computer, so see you all in about 2 weeks! Bye for now!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/19/09 08:54 PM

oooooo, we have a big thunderboomer on the way! Lighting, wind, the whole shabang!

Just put ant killer on my lawn. Good timing as it should rain right after. Now watch, it'll all miss me.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/19/09 10:32 PM

Did you get any damage, Jerry? I hope not.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/20/09 08:45 AM

Actually no! 90 % of it missed me. Mostly it went south of Grand Rapids, that is, on the south end of town. Places like Holland Michigan (about 35 miles west of here) received over 7" of rain and have terrible flooding problems. The south end of GR also received a lot of rain and has some flooding issues.

We wound up with some lightening, thunder, and some rain but, nothing severe at all. We lucked out this time.

South of GR had tornado watches too.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/20/09 10:03 AM

I saw the stuff about that flooding one the news. There was a huge sinkhole too. Glad you guys escaped the worst of it.
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/20/09 11:41 AM

Get this: We just ended a 29 day dry spell!! Really breaks the Pacific Northwest stereotype. I can't believe I'm actually glad to see a little rain. The humidity jumped from the low 40's to the mid-50's this past week. I'm thinking about all the pianos I tuned last month...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/20/09 02:18 PM

I heard about that. Now you get to tune all of 'em again. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/20/09 02:24 PM

Thanks Howowitzian!

Holy cow Ryan. 29 days? Wow.

Here, it goes from cold to humid in a matter of hours and can reverse in minutes when a storm rolls in. Sometimes, it'll rain for a whole month on and off and can be very cloudy at times. Other times, it's beautiful. Hope that doesn't scare you people off! Michigan really is a pretty state. Take some extra time to travel up and over the Mackinaw Bridge if you can!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/24/09 08:40 PM

So did you get any rain Ryan?
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/25/09 12:06 AM

It's been hitting near 100 degree's here lately. Love n it! Beats winter to me any day of the week!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/25/09 09:47 PM

Agreed 100%!!!!!!! cool
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/27/09 09:14 AM

Still in the upper 90's this week. Summer is short here in Michigan so we enjoy the weather while we can get it!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/27/09 07:27 PM

You bet! You going to go out to the cottages soon for boating n stuff? smile
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/28/09 05:43 PM

You bet we are. Have to get time away before the convention for sure. Was out washing the boat this afternoon for a bit. Got hot and here I came. smile
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/28/09 05:49 PM

Great! Have fun. smile
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/28/09 07:25 PM

We did finally get a little rain, but its still been pretty dry. 70 degrees and sunny right now! Looks like we may have a record cherry crop!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/29/09 03:26 PM

I'm back!

The summer started out with abnornal amounts of wind and rain! Got lots of use out of my . . .




Umbrella!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/29/09 03:30 PM

I've been peeling around in my cute yellow sports car!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/29/09 03:40 PM

Driving in all this rain can be hazardous! As slippery as driving on a BANANA PEEL! smile

And NO JERRY, wasn't me driving this truck and boat! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/29/09 06:50 PM

Howdeeee there Diane! We was just wonderin' where you'd got off to. wink
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/29/09 08:49 PM

Hey Horowitzian,

Nice of you to notice that I've been away!

Anyways, summers has arrived, so it's time to get outdoors and try some water skiing! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/29/09 09:17 PM

Bet it twas you!!! :-)))

Here is the graduate (Joe 19 this past May) with his older brother Jer Jr. 22 this past May.



Here is what a boat is supposed to look like. Looks dinky in the picture, it's 18.5' but, I put the wife to work cleaning it. After all Diane, isn't that woman's work anyway? (no that's not my house, it's the neighbor's house) Wish they'd paint it! grin



Here's another of her working on MY boat. if she wants a ride, she has to clean it. grin



We're a cockeyed bunch anyway... crazy

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/29/09 09:42 PM

Thanks for the pics, Jerry! Congrats once again for the graduation. Your boat looks great. Must be nice to not have to clean it...grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/29/09 09:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Hey Horowitzian,

Nice of you to notice that I've been away!

Anyways, summers has arrived, so it's time to get outdoors and try some water skiing! wink





smile

I loves me summertime!

As to the judgement of the guys in that pic, don't ask. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/30/09 08:48 AM

Thanks! I can hardly wait to see what Diane has to say about "woman's work!!!" hehehe!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/30/09 10:24 AM

grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/30/09 12:17 PM

Looks like your wife's not the only on that works Jerry!

Here's a picture of Jerry at work!

My piano tuner just came over the other day and WOW! I played the piano at a venue and asked who tuned the piano! So I got his name and WOW! He's a GENIUS! What would we do without them! I'll say it again! WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT THEM!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/30/09 12:18 PM

And . . . Here's Horowitzian at WORK! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/30/09 12:21 PM

Nah, that's you Diane! grin

smirk

wink
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/30/09 09:17 PM

hahahaha, that's FUNNY!!! Howowitzian at work! I cracked up! Probably true too!!! hehehe!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/30/09 09:21 PM

grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 06/30/09 10:37 PM

I got a feeling Diane is up to something



Can we "tawk?"

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 07/01/09 09:52 AM



I think I'm headed back to the basement....got a few cases of beer down there. Wanna join me? grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 07/01/09 10:14 AM

Well, it's great weather for CANADA DAY!

So am going to start the holiday by floating in the FLOATING POOL 1st! . . . then

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 07/01/09 10:15 AM

Then spend some time at the FLOATING CABIN! . . . then

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 07/01/09 10:17 AM

Then . . . swim out to play some golf on this FLOATING GOLF COURSE! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 07/01/09 10:29 AM

grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 07/01/09 05:02 PM

Are the drinks on you Diane when we all pile over there?
Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 07/02/09 02:53 PM

Jerry,

That ship is actually a Mexican Navy vessel.

Here's one of the Seals (Navy seals):



I don't think he plays the piano...
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/02/09 09:26 PM

Wow Jerry! You just made the 1000th reply to this thread!! Congratulations. There ought to be a prize or something!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/02/09 10:06 PM

You bet! All the beer you can drink. grin
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/02/09 10:48 PM

Oops!! I had it wrong, Jerry it looks like you were 999. Flipped over that is 666! So instead of an award we are going to have to burn you at the stake!!

Scooters: It looks like you get the trophy!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/02/09 11:51 PM

You mean sort of like this Ryan?



Scooters, cute. It makes me smile.

Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/03/09 01:37 AM

I was thinking more like this!
Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 07/03/09 02:18 AM

I just noticed today that somehow that #10,000 slipped by. I have got to get a life!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 07/03/09 08:24 AM

Congrats BDB! I don't know why but, my head seems might hot today!!!! Any idea why Ryan???? It feels sort of burnt for some reason?
Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/03/09 08:58 AM

Howdy,

Quote:
Scooters: It looks like you get the trophy!


Wow! I had no idea! It's indeed an honor to accept this trophy! whome wow

So.. where we meeting for the brewsky?
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/03/09 07:59 PM

Originally Posted By: BDB
I just noticed today that somehow that #10,000 slipped by. I have got to get a life!


Wow! Congrats. smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/06/09 12:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Originally Posted By: BDB
I just noticed today that somehow that #10,000 slipped by. I have got to get a life!


Wow! Congrats. smile


Wow! 10,000 posts is quite a milestone! Here's some FIREWORKS to celebrate the 10,000 post mark!

Where did you post your 10,000 but the way? These are just for you BDB! You deserve this!!

I'm sure July 4th also saw some of these! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/06/09 01:08 PM

Or maybe to celebrate your 10,000 post BDB, I should give you this champagne fireworks! But, this might just catch my piano on fire! wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/06/09 01:23 PM

Oppps! Must have gotten the champagne a "bit too close" to my piano! Will have to call the fire department AGAIN! smile Or was this your dragon's work JERRY!? smile

Anyone ready for "BARBEQUE SEASON"! Or how's this for "FIREWORKS"! smile



Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/06/09 07:50 PM

Hey Jerry!

I don't think the piano owner liked the way you tuned his piano! wink

Think Jerry went on A WELL DESERVED VACATION!. . . so he'll never see this! smile For a while anyway!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/08/09 11:58 AM

Gives a whole new meaning to Great Balls of Fire. grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/08/09 12:34 PM

Well it was smokin' hot here for a few days, and lately, all we are getting is a lot of rain SHOWERS! Could be worst! Could be raining pianos!

Rain is just melted SNOW! smile

So, decided to put up a SHOWER CURTAIN! Cute eh! smile

Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/08/09 04:58 PM

Then this is what you need in that room:



Just a roll or two...Maybe some black and white soap too.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/09/09 10:14 AM

Funny Scooter!

Taking this outside!

So WEATHER or not you golf! Here's an idea!
Interesting idea?

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/09/09 10:31 AM

I have a strange feeling my chip shot won't work as well as it used to...grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/12/09 04:55 PM

Well, yes indeed, I am back from a much needed vacation. Took a whole week up to our cottages. Boated, didn't swim much, to danged cold for that but, we did have a lot of fun and laughed our fool heads off to our hearts content at the nightly bonfires.

Here's a few piano jokes for you.
-------------------

Miracle Cure

Doctor Sims has come to see one of her patients in St Mary's Hospital, Copnor, Portsmouth. Louise, the patient has had major surgery to both of her hands.

'Doctor,' says Louise excitedly and dramatically holds up her heavily bandaged hands. 'Will I be able to play the piano when these bandages come off?'

'I don't see why not,' answers Doctor Sims.

'That's strange,' says Louise. 'I wasn't able to play it before.'
----------------------
Pianist in Tune?

A pianist and singer are rehearsing 'Autumn Leaves' for a concert and the pianist says, 'OK. We will start in G minor and then on the third bar, modulate to B major and go into 5/4. When you get to the bridge, modulate back down to F# minor and alternate a 4/4 bar with a 7/4 bar. On the last A section go into double time and slowly modulate back to G minor.'

The singer answers, 'Crikey, I don't think I can remember all of that.'
The pianist replies, 'Well, that's what you did last time.'
-----------------------
Piano quotes:

* I always make sure that the lid over the keyboard is open before I start to play: Artur Schnabel, Australian pianist, when asked the secret of piano playing.
* Nothing soothes me more after a long and maddening course of pianoforte recitals than to sit and have my teeth drilled: George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and music critic.
* When she started to play, Steinway himself came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano: Bob Hope,
* American comedian, on comedian Phyllis Diller.
* Claire de Loonie: said my band teacher, after hearing a student play Clair de Lune.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/13/09 08:23 PM

Hey Jerry!

You can run, but you can't hide!

When you go on vacation, you are going to miss us LITTLE DEVILS, ain't ya! But we'll be here when you get back! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/13/09 10:15 PM

Yep, you're right Diane! Here are some vacation pictures for you to look at.

http://picasaweb.google.com/tunerboy3/Va...feat=directlink

Here are some more for you.

http://picasaweb.google.com/tunerboy3/Jo...feat=directlink
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/14/09 01:20 AM

Very nice pictures Jerry! Enjoy your vacation there! I don't know how you couldn't! smile

Anyways, thought you might like to see a picture of MY FAMILY!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/14/09 01:21 AM

And, here's a nice picture of our HOUSE?

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/14/09 01:27 AM


And . . . here's my mother playing the piano! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/14/09 12:11 PM


SUMMER is here, and it won't be here for long, so get out there and enjoy it all! smile

Love this pool! Piano shaped of course! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/14/09 12:12 PM


Share some ice cream with the one you love! wink Start small!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/14/09 12:13 PM


Add a few more scoops . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/14/09 12:14 PM


And . . . add just a few more! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/14/09 12:16 PM


Add some cute patio lights . . . around the pool! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/14/09 12:24 PM


Top this! smile What is she thinking?

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/14/09 10:35 PM

I don't know what she's thinking but, I think she sort of looks like a cone head.

This one is flying high.



You're not going to snub me now are you?

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/15/09 11:24 AM

Yep! I'm snubbing ya Jerry and . . . it's time for me to float on out of here!
Cloudy here, but should get some warm sunshine soon!

So I`m gone for some SUMMER! Over and out! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/15/09 05:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Yep, you're right Diane! Here are some vacation pictures for you to look at.

http://picasaweb.google.com/tunerboy3/Va...feat=directlink

Here are some more for you.

http://picasaweb.google.com/tunerboy3/Jo...feat=directlink


Say, that looks like a load of fun, Jerry! I hope you had a good time. smile
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/15/09 05:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...

And . . . here's my mother playing the piano! smile



Isn't that an organ? smirk
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/18/09 09:02 PM

Gee, you're just festering with new ideas aren't you Diane?



Speaking of which, you're not related to this one too by chance, are you?

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/19/09 11:06 PM

giggling here....good thing Jerry is back in the basement for another week of vacation. I have a feeling Diane is looking for him with her giant fly swatter!!!!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/19/09 11:59 PM

You bet!!!!!!! That beer truck oughta be here soon. grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/21/09 10:07 PM

So, guys, how was Jerry's dawghouse up there in Grand Rapids? grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/27/09 07:50 PM

How's this for Ron's dog house? Now that he's gone, I suppose when I'm a bad boy, I'll be spending time out there instead....

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/27/09 10:18 PM

Darn, how did I miss Howie's post of the 21st, asking about the Dawg House. Now I have to tell ya, that Dawg house is a Dawg Mansion...a real Pup's Pad; a real Canine Condo. The bed was fantastic, complete with cedar shavings to keep down the fleas. Jer, was always there at the break of day with a pat on the noggin for Fido and a wake up call for me. Yep, I could get used to life in Michigan...in the summer. It would get a bit frosty in winter though!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 08:36 AM

Heck, it can get a bit frosty in the summer time too as you found out! Nice cooler weather for you but, crap weather for us that have already gone through a long drawn out winter. Was my doggie breakfast good for you as well Ron?
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 11:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Ron Alexander
Darn, how did I miss Howie's post of the 21st, asking about the Dawg House. Now I have to tell ya, that Dawg house is a Dawg Mansion...a real Pup's Pad; a real Canine Condo. The bed was fantastic, complete with cedar shavings to keep down the fleas. Jer, was always there at the break of day with a pat on the noggin for Fido and a wake up call for me. Yep, I could get used to life in Michigan...in the summer. It would get a bit frosty in winter though!!!


grin

Frost? You kidding? Dang.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 06:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
You bet!!!!!!! That beer truck oughta be here soon. grin


Hey Horowitzian,

Is this your "BEER TRUCK"? wink You might be waiting a while! smile

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 08:11 PM

Now that's funny...who said it takes a village...all it takes is a dump truck full of beer to make Jerry and Howie happy. But accidents do happen. Did I hear Howie say..."please pass the root beer!!!!"
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 08:40 PM

Hey, I like that short cut name Howie. It's easier to spell!

99 bottles of beer on the wall, 13 bottles of beer... Hey, who drank the rest huh? Oh, I know, Ryan did. grin



Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 08:45 PM

Here's a BEER TIE for you Jerry!

Just TIE IT AROUND YOUR NECK REAALLLLYYY TIGHT! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 08:52 PM

You don't like me anymore since you returned huh? This is what I look like with that new beer tie around my neck.

Now, here's a novel idea! Not sure I'd trust the guy next to me though...

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
You bet!!!!!!! That beer truck oughta be here soon. grin


Hey Horowitzian,

Is this your "BEER TRUCK"? wink You might be waiting a while! smile



Dang. I knew I shouldn't have hired an earthmoving company to move the beer! grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
You don't like me anymore since you returned huh? This is what I look like with that new beer tie around my neck.

Now, here's a novel idea! Not sure I'd trust the guy next to me though...



grin grin grin grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 08:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Hey, I like that short cut name Howie. It's easier to spell!

99 bottles of beer on the wall, 13 bottles of beer... Hey, who drank the rest huh? Oh, I know, Ryan did. grin





It's nothing to me if you want to shorten it. smile
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 08:57 PM

Poor Howie, here's all your beer!!! cry

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 09:01 PM

And me, driving away with as much as I can carry!!!

Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 11:40 PM

tikiZoiks! tiki

We had a record breaking 101 degrees here in Olympia!! It supposed to be hotter tomorrow?!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 11:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Poor Howie, here's all your beer!!! cry



Oh f-u-u-u-u-d-g-g-e.... (Remember A Christmas Story?) Nooooooo!!!! cry


grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/28/09 11:53 PM

Originally Posted By: rysowers
tikiZoiks! tiki

We had a record breaking 101 degrees here in Olympia!! It supposed to be hotter tomorrow?!


Dang, Ryan, you never see temps like that up there! Wow. I imagine the humidity is up too, being the Pacific Northwest and all...I experienced 108-112 degree temps (with humidity of course) during the heatwave in Oklahoma while visiting a couple weeks ago. The nighttime lows didn't fall out of the 80's. tiki
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 05:39 PM

Here's our lovely weather forecast.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?map.x=145&map.y=161&site=grr
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 06:52 PM

I'll trade ya!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 07:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT



Gee Jerry...did you HAVE to torture us? It's hot, humid, and stormy here. frown

grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 07:13 PM



Yep!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 07:33 PM

Same here Howie...Hot, Humid, and Stormy...for the past two nights severe thunder and lightening. Mudda Earth is muddy, around here!!!!!

MmmHmmm got the boxing gloves on I see Jer...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 07:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT


Yep!


Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 07:46 PM

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 07:50 PM

Gaaaaaaaahhhhh! Lightsabers! My poor foil. frown


grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 07:55 PM

Click to reveal.. (Open at your own risk!!!)




Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 08:46 PM

Hahaha. Funny!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 09:00 PM

Yikes! It's WAR!!!!!!! grin
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 10:20 PM

War!!!!!!! Since the beer truck crashed...Ya'll been in a fightin' mood...Bring it on Sergeant Groot!!!!!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 10:55 PM

grin

I guess I'd better get a new beer truck ASAP!!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/29/09 11:25 PM

Okay, we're scraping the bottom of the barrel now! Oooof, bang pow boom!





Why did the turkey cross the road? To get to the beer truck for a cold one so he could roost.



Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/30/09 12:14 AM

grin We gonna have to declare a truce soon, and get another load of beer!

I'm happy to report that is has cooled off nicely. Sorry, Ron!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/30/09 08:03 PM

How's this for a beer truck? Almost looks like a bullet.

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/30/09 09:30 PM

Now THAT is a beer truck! thumb
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/30/09 09:51 PM

That autta last you boys a few days...pity it's not refrigerated.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/30/09 10:05 PM

grin

We'll bottle it up and then put it in the fridge.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/30/09 10:14 PM

These accidents are causing bottlenecks...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/30/09 10:19 PM

What accidents?
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/30/09 10:21 PM

Send it over here! I don't mind it warm!!

It's a bit cooler today at 95 compared to yesterdays 101!!

I've been spending the whole afternoon tearing carpet and padding out of the master bedroom, closet, and hall due to an overflowing bathtub!! I was going to take a cool dip and turned the tub on and then I get a call from a lady interested in restoring her 1908 Steinway Model A and needless to say I got distracted!!

By the time I got off the phone and remembered what the heck I was doing there were many gallons of water on the floor! f cursing Luckily I sold a refurbishing job this morning, and I'm booked up until September.

We are pretty overdue for new carpet too. No better time then the present! Better now, while its hot out than later on when its raining! Makes it a lot easier to store stuff in the driveway!

Feeling very foolish, eek
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/30/09 11:17 PM

Truck accidents Howie. grin

Ryan, sorry to hear about your mess. But, here's the good news..... Just think, that nice Steinway job will be to pay for all of your repairs. grin

I know, not funny. tiki
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/30/09 11:29 PM

The money flows in - and then it flows out! Ah! The great river of life...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 07/30/09 11:31 PM

Oh...that. grin

Dang, Ryan, what a mess!!!! Oh, well, that old floor needed replacing anyway didn't it? smirk Did it do any damage to the underlayment, or do you have a slab?
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/01/09 09:28 PM

I'll bet, this is Ryan this weekend....



Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/01/09 09:50 PM

Either that or, he's setting around in A/C drinking a cold one, two, free, fuuorrr, or thixxxx of thum... grin
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/01/09 10:12 PM

Well here's what happened...

Luckily the rental place down the road was still open and I got in just in time to rent an extractor and a big fan. I got up as much of the water as I could and started running the fan. By the next day it STILL wasn't dry (I should've known the extractor wouldn't be able to get enough of the water out.)After doing a little online reading, I decided I better not wait any longer so I pulled EVERYTHING out of the walk in closet and the bedroom (How did I get so much stuff??) and after removing the molding pulled up the carpet from the bedroom, closet, and hallway,and hung it out to dry in the back yard! (the kids' swing set was handy for this!)

After dumping the yucky pad, I rented another big fan and within pretty short order was able to get the sub floor dried out. Then I called a handyman buddy of mine who recommended I call his contractor buddy, who knew a good carpet installer.(don't you love having connections?) He came out earlier today and in a couple of hours had new padding down, and had the carpet reinstalled. The whole fiasco ended up costing me about 385 bucks! Not too shabby. I'm having the carpets professionally steam cleaned on Tuesday while everything is still out of the room.

So are the days of our lives...

Heck! It could've been a LOT worse:



OR EVEN WORSE!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/01/09 10:15 PM

Well, I'm glad it wasn't too catastrophic, Ryan. Still a huge pain in the arse, though.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/02/09 12:21 AM

Ryan, a customer of mine who deals with this sort of thing said that if water gets into the drywall, it will turn into mold inside of the walls. She said the bottom 12" or so, should be removed and replaced. I haven't checked to see if this is fact but, it certainly makes sense.

Actually, I just did look it up and this is what I found out at least on this only page that I opened up...

http://www.ehow.com/how_2056875_eliminate-mold-from-drywall.html

Note Number 5..
Step 5. Cut out any drywall affected by mold using a utility knife. Moldy drywall cannot be cleaned. Instead, it must be completely removed and disposed of.

Also this:
Tips & Warnings

*
Assume the presence of mold in any drywall that is wet for more than 24 hours.
*
Use plastic sheeting to isolate areas where mold is being removed if the home remains occupied during removal. Removing mold can release more spores into the air, which can be harmful if inhaled.
*
Hire a trained professional to clean up extensive mold damage. Mold should be taken seriously.

Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/02/09 01:52 AM

Thanks for the head-up, Gerry. I'll keep a very close eye on it - The walls did not hardly get wet and were dry within 24 hours - the big drying fans worked pretty well, especially considering how hot and dry it has been here.

My brother had mold damage once - it was awful!! Nasty, toxic stuff.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/02/09 01:31 PM

How deep was the water on the floor? I'm guessing it was nothing like a real flood, so hopefully your wallboard is fine.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/03/09 07:56 PM

You're welcome Ryan. Hope things stay dry for you over there.

I'd give you a hand but, I think you're already in over your head! grin

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 12:02 AM

Yikes! grin
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 03:14 AM

The carpets got steam cleaned today! We went with the big guns:


It's the way to go!

I'm almost glad it happened! These carpets haven't been this clean in over a decade! (No Jerry, don't even think about sneaking over and flooding the rest of the house, just so I can get the rest of the carpets spic and span!)
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 12:45 PM

Wow, that's quite a rig! I'll bet it did a good job. How is the wall board holding up? Any signs of trouble?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 02:24 PM

Yikes Ryan!

Hope you don't have to RESORT to this, and come to think about it . . .
this probably is someones RESORT! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 03:03 PM

Hehehehehehehe,,, I'm ready for ya Ryan! Watch out now!!!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 03:25 PM

Jerry, it'll get done faster if you use this:

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 03:29 PM

Okay, now that we are TOYING around, I thought you piano tuners might get a KICK out of this! Especially you JERRY!! smile

It's Barbie and Ken as PIANO TUNERS! (MATTEL Toys)!

Looks like Ken is teaching Barbie how to tune A piano!

Now . . . back to the WATER FIGHT! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 04:39 PM

Some of the tools look a bit unorthodox. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 06:04 PM

Man, are those keys level or what? wow
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 06:36 PM

It looks like their gas can may be the best bet!
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 06:41 PM

Can you imagine showing up at a customer's home dressed in a pair of coveralls, a turned up billed cap, and a pair of clodhoppers like that!!!! I can see shotguns being leveled..fingers on trigger...
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 06:42 PM

Hehehehe.... grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 09:07 PM

Uh huh... Yipes! I've seen tuners dress practically like that and seem to think it's OK to show up looking like a street worker or something worse. No wonder some of the rest of us get a bad rap! People used to say to me because I always wear dress clothes to work "gee, I expected you to show up with blue jeans that had holes in them! The last person always did so I figured that was normal for piano tuners because you couldn't afford to dress properly!" Nice huh???
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 09:11 PM

I guess you gotta grin and bear the customers who are like that. They have no reference. grin You have to become their reference, so they'll never hire the trashy guy again. smirk
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 09:25 PM

Yeah, it kind of makes you stop and think for a minute for sure.

I can't count the amount of times people think they can say whatever they want and have no manners at all like; "you can really make a living at this?"
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/04/09 09:34 PM

Yeah, that's just rude. frown
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 12:04 PM

This would be ideal if my piano tuner dressed like this! (Anybody see the piano in this picture?) But . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 12:06 PM

Think that I can honestly say I've seen piano tuners in almost everything imaginable, but my favorite is just a plain white shirt and a nice pair of jeans!

But . . . personally, I really don't care how a piano tuner dresses,
just as long as my piano doesn't end up looking and sounding like this, . . . I'm happy! smile

Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 12:25 PM

You realize that picture is upside down.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By: BDB
You realize that picture is upside down.


Very observant BDB! Nice to see you have an eye for detail!

Okay, I'll put it back to it's original art form, but it would be interesting to watch a piano tuner tune this piano like this don't ya think! smile

Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 05:34 PM

Just wait a few minutes. All will be put right!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 07:07 PM

Lid must be glued to the lid prop. Love to see it drop and smash!
Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 07:08 PM

Maybe you can find a video of the entire installation in operation somewhere.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 08:38 PM

Hey, on another "note", I just noticed this:



1111 posts! yippie This of course makes it 1112. grin

Right click and select "view image" to see a bigger version. smile
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 08:52 PM

Wow, views, 35,000! Had no idea it was that popular! We must be entertaining someone out there or, driving them all nuts. One of the two! confused grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 08:54 PM

I do hope it's the former. smile

grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 08:54 PM

Me too!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 08:56 PM

smile

So how's the weather holding up in the Northland?
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 09:33 PM

Well, here's the weather forecast for Kalkaska Michigan where we are heading once again on Friday for 10 more days of vacation. My last until next year.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=MIZ027&zflg=1

And here is the forecast for Grand Rapids. We've actually had a very COLD summer here considering that July and August are usually in the mid to upper 80's and into the 90's at times.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php...Field2=-85.6557
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/05/09 09:44 PM

Wow! That's a bit chilly for August! Looks like it'll be warming up though...I'll bet it's pretty and green. smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 10:53 AM


Have had a few tornados hit not far from here! The houses ended up looking a bit like this! smile

This is an actual house in Poland somewhere! Designed to be upside down! smile

Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 10:58 AM

That is a house where that Bechstein would fit right in!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 11:03 AM

And . . .

The weather here has been unusually cold here too for August!!!

Finding more heat inside than outside! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 11:13 AM

Awwwwwwww....cute! smile
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 01:01 PM

That piano would fit right in there although, it may sound a bit funky.

We're all blowing a little hot air around here aren't we?



This one looks like it needs a little hot air blown at it.

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 01:02 PM

PHOTOSHOPP'D!!!!!!

grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 01:06 PM





Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 01:10 PM

wink

Hey, it kinda looks like your avatar! grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 01:10 PM

Your pictures are scarying me Jerry! . . . and this might just turn SCARY if the dog wakes up! smile

Cats just know where to find HEAT! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 01:54 PM

Hey Jerry,

What do you think of my new summer home by the water? Just like yours, right?

It even has a water bed! Just roll over at night, and you are in the WATER! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 07:23 PM

You have a bigger pontoon boat than I have!

Now THIS is what I call a boat!



Cool huh? Bat mobile or something.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 07:36 PM

cool What is it?
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 07:59 PM

I donno. A boat? smile

Here's Diane's brand new car sinking, or, floating or swimming.

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 08:01 PM

Hehehehehe...grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 08:20 PM

OH NO! . . . I really wanted that CAR, Jerry!

Hope it was waterproof!

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 08:35 PM

It is. It glows in the dark too see it?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 08:46 PM


Awwwwwww . . . thanks Jerry!

Seriously needed a new car to pull this boat around in! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 09:11 PM

grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 10:21 PM

This one outta pull that new boat out of the water just fine. grin

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 10:26 PM

Has he got big enough tires? grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/06/09 11:59 PM

Yep. He's not only got "big feet" but he probably sets "fire" to those "stones" when he takes off. wink
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/07/09 12:15 AM

...and probably digs huge ruts too!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/07/09 10:37 AM


How did I do Jerry? wink
Think I need that big truck now!!!! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/07/09 04:31 PM

Nope. I think you need that big boat over to the right. I wonder if you really did drive that truck in head first like that huh??? LOL!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/07/09 06:04 PM

The tide did it. grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland) - 08/08/09 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...

How did I do Jerry? wink
Think I need that big truck now!!!! smile



Come on Diane....you know better than to park below the tide! grin
Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/08/09 05:05 PM

Or you should have the proper equipment:
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/08/09 05:30 PM

Yep, that'll take care of ya! thumb
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/08/09 06:25 PM


Just curious to see how this guy is going to launch this boat! Depending on how he launches this, it's got to be interesting! Right! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/08/09 06:33 PM

Yes, that will be interesting. Somehow I think the DOT would have something to say about that rig...
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/09/09 12:34 PM


Thought these signs were funny! Have to be told twice?

This sign is very clear! and . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/09/09 12:35 PM

And this is NOT so clear? . . . Think this is supposed to spell STOP!

Summer HEAT must be getting to them! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/09/09 12:55 PM

grin Those are priceless!

I've seen one (alas I cannot find it on the 'net) that is a speed limit sign that reads 12 1/2 MPH. It's real too.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/10/09 01:11 PM

Okay, say we go to the BEACH cause we are finally getting some summer heat! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/10/09 01:15 PM


Even taking the grands to the BEACH!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/10/09 02:00 PM

grin

thumb
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/11/09 11:12 AM


Hey Horowitzian,

Have you seen Jerry around?!

Expect him to pop in from around the corner any minute now? smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/11/09 11:13 AM

Jerry is on vacation right now. cool It's all up to us to save the world...

That's a great kitten picture! smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/11/09 11:20 AM

Hey Horowitzian,

It occurred to me that YOU haven't been on vacation lately, so I went ahead and bought you this lovely little cottage so you can go on vacation on the water too! Enjoy!

No need to thank me! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/11/09 11:32 AM

Hehehe, thanks! Actually, I had my vacation in July. smile Two weeks in Oklahoma visiting relatives. thumb It was hot n muggy though.
Posted by: rysowers

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/11/09 12:08 PM

If you decide to put your Bosendorfer Imperial in there, you better check the floor joists!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/11/09 12:16 PM

Ummm, yeah. Does look a bit swaybacked, doesn't it? grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/11/09 12:45 PM


Hey Horowitzian,

Well, if that cottage doesn't suit ya,
I think I can "SWING" a good price on this little number for you instead! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/11/09 12:47 PM

Dunno Diane...is it windy there?
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/11/09 12:54 PM


Okay Horowitzian, then maybe you would enjoy this one where you are ON TOP OF THE WORLD!

Remember, I'm on a Piano Teachers' salary! smile


Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/11/09 12:57 PM

Not bad, but dang, looks small! I don't think my B would fit. grin Otherwise, looks great. Maybe I don't need to bring a piano after all; it might get rusty. Fishing rods instead, eh? wink
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/11/09 01:12 PM

Horowitzian,

Maybe I'll just rent this out for ya!

And feel free to bring along your piano, but it's your job to get it UP HERE! wink

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/11/09 01:16 PM

Now you're talking. Maybe I won't take that fishing trip after all. grin But I'll have to hire some pro movers...don't think I want to tackle that!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/12/09 11:31 AM


Well, I got a postcard from Jerry, and it looks like him and his friends are driving around "THIS" more than their boats! . . . And . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/12/09 11:34 AM


And I'm not saying Jerry is a big beer drinker, but . . .
they have been able to complete "THIS"! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/12/09 11:50 AM



thumb
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/13/09 12:24 PM

Looks like we are coming to the end of the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/13/09 12:31 PM

Awwwwwww... smile

Yep, nothing's frozen! I'll bet it will be where you are before long though!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/13/09 12:37 PM

Opps, took the picture out! And yes, nothings frozen, YET!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/13/09 12:56 PM

grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/15/09 04:26 PM

Okay this was funny!

Just for the record, this is a CANADIAN squirrel!

A vacationing couple set their camera up on a rock in Banff, Alberta, Canada, and this little guy "popped" up right when the camera was set to go off!

Kinda reminds me of Jerry! Popping in when he shouldn't! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/15/09 04:44 PM


Hope Jerry's having a relaxing vacation! Like this! But . . .

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/15/09 04:44 PM


But . . . he's probably away WONDERING what we are writing here while he's away! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/15/09 05:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Okay this was funny!

Just for the record, this is a CANADIAN squirrel!

A vacationing couple set their camera up on a rock in Banff, Alberta, Canada, and this little guy "popped" up right when the camera was set to go off!

Kinda reminds me of Jerry! Popping in when he shouldn't! smile



Hehehehe...grin Run away!!!!! That Attack of the Giant Squirrels!!! grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/15/09 05:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...

Hope Jerry's having a relaxing vacation! Like this! But . . .



Awwwwwwwwwww. smile
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/15/09 05:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...

But . . . he's probably away WONDERING what we are writing here while he's away! smile



Hehehe, I knew a cat that loved to to the same thing...with toilet paper rolls.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/15/09 06:05 PM

Hey Horowitzian!

Got a picture of JERRY in his boat!

Opps! Wrong picture! Now how did that get in here! smile Was a mistake Jerry, . . . Honest! wink


Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/15/09 06:07 PM

Well you know the saying, "When the CAT's away, the mice will play!

Or is the saying, When the Hunter's Asleep, . . .you're free GAME! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/17/09 09:44 AM

Hehehehehhe...grin Sleepin' on the job!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/17/09 11:42 AM

Hey Horowitzian,

Here's a cool camper idea! Combine a motorcyle with the GREAT OUTDOORS!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/17/09 05:41 PM

Looks cool...but not when it's rainin'. wink
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/17/09 11:21 PM

Now here's a house glider for ya!



While I was out playing on vacation, I picked me a REAL house boat!



But then, I had to jump off in the middle of nowhere cause I found THIS on it!!



Had a great vacation! The weather was perfect for the most part.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/17/09 11:54 PM

Yikes!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/18/09 01:01 AM

Good Grief! . . . JERRY'S BACK! Looks like he's been drinkin' too much BEER! smile

What!!! Did you run straight to the computer! wink Missed us, didn't ya!





Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/18/09 01:10 AM


Geesh JERRY! Why do you always put some horrible looking picture up!
What was that, a lizard! ICK!

See, now this is a nice picture!

Hey Horowitzian! I think I see YOU AND ME in this picture! wink

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/18/09 01:16 AM

And Horowitzian, then we can go on a vacation . . . GREAT WEATHER HERE!

See JERRY, not a scary picture! (MAYBE SCARY to Horowitzian though! wink What ya say HOROWITZIAN!??? YES!?

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/18/09 08:14 AM

Howie ran back down to his stash in the basement again. You scared him once again.

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/18/09 10:10 AM


Hey Horowitzian! This could be our kids "PLAYING" outside! smile

Maybe I did SCARE HIM AWAY! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/18/09 11:22 AM

Originally Posted By: Diane...

Geesh JERRY! Why do you always put some horrible looking picture up!
What was that, a lizard! ICK!

See, now this is a nice picture!

Hey Horowitzian! I think I see YOU AND ME in this picture! wink



AAAAAAAYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Run away!!!! Jerry, she's after us, me in particular!!! grin

thumb

*Heads for the basement*
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/18/09 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Diane...

Hey Horowitzian! This could be our kids "PLAYING" outside! smile

Maybe I did SCARE HIM AWAY! smile



I think that picture could strike fear in the heart of any piano tech. smile
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/18/09 11:20 PM

I'm already hiding!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/19/09 12:36 AM

Hehehehehe, come on down to the basement! We gots plenty of beer!


Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/19/09 12:59 AM

You better be going down there to work on THAT PIANO is all I have to say! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/19/09 01:36 AM

Hey, I'm not the piano tech! That's Jerry's job! smile Besides, he'd have more fun with the pianos I'd put down there! grin





smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/19/09 01:52 AM


WOW! BEAUUUUTTTIFFFFFUUUULLLLLLLLL PIANO! Is that yours Horowitzian? Very impressive! smile

But the SUMMER is SHORT, so we gotta get outside and enjoy what's left of SUMMER!

Now you SEE IT . . . and now YOU DON'T, so don't blink! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/19/09 02:03 AM

Hehehe, unfortunately not Diane. I just saved those pictures. smile My own piano is a NY Steinway B; exactly like this one, also, just a saved picture:



Now I would just love to have at least two concert grands (ideally a really good Steinway D from each factory as pictured in my previous post, a Steingraeber 272, and perhaps a Bösendorfer 280 or 290), in a room with perfect acoustics and perfect climate control.






Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/19/09 10:13 AM

Well it's been RAINING CATS AND DOGS here!

So maybe you'll get lucky and it'll RAIN GRAND PIANOS where you are! Then you can take your pick! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/19/09 10:24 AM

Say Horowitzian?

So are you playing a what? An invisible piano now? smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/19/09 11:06 AM

Hey Horowitzian! Opps! Right! You showed me a picture of the piano you have now! My mistake!

Anyways, looks like you need to find someone, a rich someone who has the piano you are looking for! wink Cause you look lonely all alone! smile

Starting to think you are probably not even old enough to drink! And I'm maybe talking to a 12 year old! Kidding! Just kidding! smile

This is about how much RAIN we got last night!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/19/09 11:10 AM

Haha, those pictures are cute! smile Particularly the cat in the gutter. thumb
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/19/09 05:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
While I was out playing on vacation, I picked me a REAL house boat!
Had a great vacation! The weather was perfect for the most part.


Hey Jerry!
Thought my house by the water was nice, but yours is MUCH nicer!
I forgot to say that I was happy you had a GREAT VACATION, but . . .
it would have been better if you had actually given me THE CORRECT directions to your COTTAGE!
Let's try for next year!

I'll bring the CANADIAN ICE! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/19/09 11:43 PM

I96 east to Detroit. Keep going over the bridge to Canada. Oops. Wrong directions already. I 96 west. Keep going all the way to California. Oops, to far. Hmmmmm, just can't seem to get them right can I??? Try try try again. Where did you finally wind up anyway? I tried to get you over to Howie's house but that didn't work either. Maybe I'll send you on down to Ron's house next hehehe!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 12:16 AM

grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 05:00 PM

Is this what you did Diane?

"A COUPLE sparked an early morning rescue when they took the wrong turning - and ended up stranded on the Holy Island causeway.

The man and woman, in their 60s, were on their way to Haggerston Castle Caravan Park near Berwick, Northumberland, when they took a wrong turn off the A1 at about 2am.

The couple, from Yorkshire, left the road too early at Beal and eventually ended up on the causeway which had been submerged by the incoming tide.

Their car cut out, forcing the couple to wade through the water to a nearby refuge box where they alerted the coastguard. "

Or this instead and just won't admit it?



But, you'd better watch out for these too if you do that...

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 05:19 PM

Well Jerry, had me some TROUBLES in the states, bur those weren't some of them!
Seems your directions got me into some bad places! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 05:31 PM

I do suppose you were catbird on that occasion hmmm?

Did it start with this?

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 05:36 PM

Jerry wrote:
Maybe I'll send you on down to Ron's house next hehehe!
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Ron writes:

Diane is welcome anytime.....as long as she doesnt show up the doorstep in a wedding dress!!!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 05:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Well Jerry, had me some TROUBLES in the states, bur those weren't some of them!
Seems your directions got me into some bad places! smile



That is SO funny! smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 05:48 PM

NiCE CAR! I REALLY WANT THAT!!!!

Anyways, You didn't happen to name your CABIN . . . MCDONALDS's did you Jerry? wink Cause this is where I ended up! Nice place Jerry! wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 08:04 PM

I do believe you took I-75, turned and turned some more and wound up down in Mexico.

You missed it by only a few thousand miles or so...



Better yet, how's this for a 2nd home?

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 09:19 PM

Holy Cool Cockpit, Batman!!!!! What is the purpose of keeping the nose of those planes under those little planeports!!!! Okay...I can see where it might be a pain to crawl up there and clean the windshields.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 09:41 PM

Yeah, won't help in a hailstorm.

This thread is approaching 40,000 views, and is just over 1200 replies.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 10:08 PM

I think it keeps the plane from catching a cold? And maybe a little bird doo doo from the windows. grin

Easy exit into the house no doubt.
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 10:27 PM

Yeah Jer....the covering keeps the bird poo off....splendidly pointed out!!!!

Actually I think I have seen that pic somewhere before. I think the house belongs to John Travolta...Poor Johnny must have had to skimp on the pool in order to buy that 747.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 10:31 PM

It's a 707, actually. Finding parts for such an old jet like that must be a bear. Not to mention maintenance costs. And people complain caring for a piano is too expensive! grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 10:40 PM

I think you're right Ron. I do believe it is John Travolta's house. musbenice huh?
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/20/09 11:00 PM

Well, if I liked to fly t'wood be nice, Jerry. But I think I'd rather have a Mercedes for each day of the week...hehehe

Yep, Howie is right I suppose. All big airplanes look the same to me. Personally I'd have let the dealership keep that little one, and built a bigger pool.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/21/09 12:41 AM

Hehehe, I agree Ron. Rather have a bigger pool. grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/21/09 11:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Ron Alexander
Jerry wrote:
Maybe I'll send you on down to Ron's house next hehehe!
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Ron writes:
Diane is welcome anytime.....as long as she doesnt show up the doorstep in a wedding dress!!!!!


Ron,

Awwwwwwwwwwww! That was so nice of you to say! Thanks! And this is for you!
But it is WHITE CHOCOLATE! wink



Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/21/09 11:27 AM

And speaking of CHOCOLATE, . . .
did you guys know that there's WATER ON MARS? smile

Really, we'd had so much RAIN, I'd be glad to share it with MARS! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/21/09 04:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
I think it keeps the plane from catching a cold? And maybe a little bird doo doo from the windows. grin

Easy exit into the house no doubt.



Yah, that must be it. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/21/09 09:20 PM

Better Hide Ron! Diane's after you now too!!! Run for them thar hills!!! 3hearts
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/21/09 09:46 PM

Nawwwww...she's just being nice...thanks for the kind words Diane...and I like white chocolate okay...it's better when you put a little real chocolate with it...hehe

You just jealous Jer...hehehehe...she gave me the kiss...white (symbol of purity) chocolate.
You and Howie remain kiss-less..
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/21/09 10:11 PM

grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/22/09 12:02 PM



Ron's the He gets to get married again!

Cheers!

Best wishes!

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/22/09 03:33 PM

Cheers Jerry!!!!!

I know you like a celebration!!!! But it's a long long way from a white chocolate candy kiss to the weddin' isle!!! So put your tails and top hat away!!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/22/09 03:47 PM

I have a better idea! GANG PILE!!!!! I'm on the top!!! Who's on the bottom?



Now here's an idea for those of you that just can't do without it! Even comes with a back rest!

Posted by: KawaiDon

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/22/09 08:12 PM

I keep wondering if this thread has become perpetual - wow, still going!

:-)

Don Mannino
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/22/09 08:49 PM

Yep. We're enjoying entertaining or amusing everyone out there to one degree or another but, especially ourselves. Laughter is the best medicine of all. Oh, and, you had better watch out Don or Diane might come after you next! wink
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/23/09 12:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
I have a better idea! GANG PILE!!!!! I'm on the top!!! Who's on the bottom?



Now here's an idea for those of you that just can't do without it! Even comes with a back rest!



Ron! smirk

Now that's what I call a "throne". grin
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/23/09 11:00 AM

Howie wrote:
Ron!

Now that's what I call a "throne".
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Great White Groot Throne!!!!! Howie, we should buy Jerry one of these to offset the chilling effects of the coming cold Michigan winter. Maybe Diane would contribute a few Canadian dollars if we throw a couple of white chocolate kisses at her!!! hehe

Oh, and maybe we should send Jerry, a couple of cases of Preparation H too. Bet there will be some side...errr bottom effects if Ole Jer sits on his Great White Groot Throne for long periods...

But...Jerry will have to furnish his Throne with computer and fax...
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/23/09 11:15 AM

I want one of these! http://www.japan-101.com/culture/high-tech_toilets.htm

Read the article, it's rather humurous.

When we went to Japan, we encountered many of these types of toilets. As expected, I couldn't resist pushing buttons to see what buttons did what. Written all in Japanese, it was a cat and mouse game not knowing what button did what? But, hehe, I pushed them all anyway. My Japanese exchange daughter hollered at me, "HEY DAD! YOU HAVING FUN IN THERE?" She could hear the different features being turned on and all. I replied, I WAS UNTIL I HIT THE WRONG BUTTON. She laughed her head off knowing full well which one I found.

I found that there is one button in particular that you do NOT want to push. But, I must say though that the heated feature on these toilets are wonderful.



Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/23/09 01:19 PM

Yah! I hate freezing my bum off on cold toilet seats! grin I've got a couple of guesses as to the "no-no" buttons, but I'll keep them to myself.

"Great White Groot Throne"? grin grin grin You bet, Ron! Now it just needs to be tricked out with the great features from Japan.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 08:06 AM

You might say that, I am a King and seem to reign supreme in that category. All I need is my Burger King hat. But, I'm just a peon in others.

The room I was in at this home in Japan has no heat in the bathroom so that heated feature on the great White Groot Throne was an added pleasure.

Your guess on those buttons are no doubt more than likely correct! I have to admit, it made me jump when I hit those buttons! It was less than pleasurable.

I now know why she was laughing so hard out there. It was only a matter of time before I hit the wrong one and she knew it!

I mentioned something to her about that when I departed the room saying, hey, what the hell is THIS one for anyway? I don't like it! She laughed even harder then. That button dad is for women. Yeah? NO KIDDING I said? I don't think I'll be playing around with that toilet of yours again unless I want to become one! Of course, she had to translate that to her parents. I heard them all busting a gut in the other room. When I entered, they stared at the look in face as if to say, and, what the hell is so funny anyway laughing even harder yet? I was the brunt of a few Japanese jokes after that.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 09:13 AM

Hehehe, that's quite a story. grin My guesses were right on! grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 12:42 PM

Funny story Jerry!

And why does it not surprise me that you can't keep your hands off buttons! smile

Is this you in JAPAN Jerry? wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 04:13 PM

No, if it says don't touch, I always thought that was sort of an open invitation but, it's not???

Now THIS this is what I call a bathtub! Buy it for me?

http://jettedbathtubs.net/
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 04:31 PM


LADIES FIRST Jerry! smile

I want this SHOE SHAPED BATHTUB! Shouldn't be too heavy to carry ALL THE WAY UP HERE! ;)and . . I need it before winter! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 04:39 PM

ummmmmmmmmmm!

Change my mind! Think I'll go with the BLACK and WHITE color! Goes better with a BLACK PIANO! wink Thanks Jerry! Canadian customs can be rough on Americans, so be NICE!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 04:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
No, if it says don't touch, I always thought that was sort of an open invitation but, it's not???

Now THIS this is what I call a bathtub! Buy it for me?

http://jettedbathtubs.net/



thumb I like that. Let's put one down in the basement! grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 05:15 PM

If you guys KNEW what I had in my backyard, you just might be a little NICER to me! wink

The only way your basement could look like this, is if it FLOODED! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 07:54 PM

Here's where the ladies latrine is Diane. Not sure if you have to walk it, or.....



Which one of you is management?



And, for when you and Howie get hitched!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 08:41 PM

Well you can FLUSH those ideas out of your mind!
Cause when Horowitzian and I get HITCHED (he doesn't know it yet)! wink
I already bought him THIS as a Wedding Present! smile

Jealous yet Jerry!


Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 09:01 PM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 09:06 PM

Get out the beer Howie! Here we come!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/24/09 09:18 PM

All righty!


Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 04:09 PM

Hey, what happened to the beer picture! BTW, buy more, we ran out already. Never mind, Ron said he's buying this time around!

Thank you Ron!

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 08:01 PM

You are very very most mostly welcome Jerry Ole Bud!!! Yep this round is on me...in fact a trailer load will be delivered to the basement by tomorrow evening....that's the good news.
Now for the bad news...Jer, you and Howie gonna have to get used to a new taste!!! Yep, the truck will be bringing ROOT BEER!!!!! Stewarts Root Beer!!!! My Favorite!!!!!

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Contain yourself boys!!!! I know you are just beside yourselves!!!!

Maybe we outta invite Diane, down to the basement for a root beer...hehehe
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 08:20 PM

I thought A&W was the all time AMERICAN FOOD! Just a guess!

And I'll be waiting here with my flat screen HIGH DEF TV and my Jet tub till Jerry get's here and delivers my BATH TUB SHOE! smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 08:34 PM

Better watch that BEER boys! It can do BAD THINGS to the waste line! smile


Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 09:19 PM

Quote:
Better watch that BEER boys! It can do BAD THINGS to the waste line!

Especially if the proctologist is the one who has been drinking it!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 09:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Hey, what happened to the beer picture! BTW, buy more, we ran out already. Never mind, Ron said he's buying this time around!

Thank you Ron!


Gah! It got pulled from the website I found it on. mad

Ron, I'll take root beer. I love the stuff! But I think i better get some more real beer too! grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 09:34 PM

Think we'll find the pot of gold?



Now here's a mug for ya... It's even foaming at the mouth.



Imagine having a swimming pool like this? Howie, is that you in there???

Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 09:35 PM

BDB, you're killin' me!!!!!!!!

To be honest, I switched to the diet root beer a few years back. The full octane stuff is just too sweet and too much sugar.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 09:40 PM

Nope. That's Ron!!! grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 09:41 PM

Ohhh yeahhh! You're right! I recognize that hair and that smirk!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 09:46 PM

grin

wink
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 10:49 PM

Hey guys, you don't have to have BEER to get FOAM! wink

I think the jet's are working TOO well! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/25/09 11:16 PM

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/26/09 10:23 AM

Can things get WORSE? . . . well . . .

THE GOOD!

(Quick . . . WHERE'S MY DRESS!) smile

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/26/09 10:24 AM

THE BAD!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/26/09 10:25 AM

And the UGLY!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/26/09 10:32 AM

Hehehehe, never allow your dog to use the bath soap! grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/27/09 09:54 AM

So Ron. Is that beer here yet? Wait...it was root beer. grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/27/09 12:00 PM

Your shoe is on the way too Diane. Of course, I installed a special remote control inside of it so when you least expect it, it just might kick you. hehehe.
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/27/09 12:54 PM

smile
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/27/09 12:55 PM

Hey Jerry,

I heard Horowitzian got stopped by the police for drinking and driving . . . and bathing? smile

At least he`s out of the basement! smile

Posted by: BDB

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/27/09 01:01 PM

Probably speeding, too! Looks like he might have been Russian off somewhere!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/27/09 01:13 PM

Speeding cause Horowitzian had too much sugar in that ROOT BEER!

And . . . all our outdoor pools are closing today! frown Pools remind me of SUMMER, so this is a sign of the end of SUMMER!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/27/09 01:14 PM

And . . . more pools!

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/27/09 05:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
Hey Jerry,

I heard Horowitzian got stopped by the police for drinking and driving . . . and bathing? smile

At least he`s out of the basement! smile



No no!! That's RON! grin I'm still here in the basement.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/27/09 05:49 PM

I could dig those pools. smile
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/27/09 09:00 PM

Na'me!!! Looks like Jerry in the mobile bath tub...he must be russian to the towel store to find a place to dry off!!!!!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/27/09 09:14 PM

Hehehe! grin
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/28/09 10:12 AM

It's RON, . . . no it's JERRY, . . . no it's . . .HOROWITZIAN!

JET SKIING! Very impressive!!!!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/28/09 10:27 AM

Okay this is RON! Jet Skiing . . . Still Impressive!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/28/09 10:33 AM

And . . . this is JERRY! Jet skiing!

WILL be impressive! smile

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/28/09 02:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
It's RON, . . . no it's JERRY, . . . no it's . . .HOROWITZIAN!

JET SKIING! Very impressive!!!!



The picture is too small to see. How do we know it's not you, Diane? grin
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/28/09 02:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Diane...
And . . . this is JERRY! Jet skiing!

WILL be impressive! smile



Gotta love Photoshop. That goes for the 'jet-skiing' one as well. smirk All the same, I'd say that's Jerry up there. grin
Posted by: Ron Alexander

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/28/09 02:04 PM

This is a good example of why we call him Jerry The Fearless...Conquerer the highest water fall, able to leap low to medium height buildings (he says it's easier to land than gain altitude)...Oh Fearless One!!!!! where are you. Out on his jet skies I suppose...hehe
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/28/09 02:06 PM

Yeah, Jerry. What were you REALLY doing on that 10-day vacation??? grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/30/09 12:24 AM

Flying, can't you tell? I had that landing timed perfectly off from Niagara Falls. Diane had a HUGE puffed up mattress for me to land on. Unfortunately, at the last minute, she poked it full of holes and sank it. Thanks Diane... That landing hurt!

Yeah, it's easier to land alright. Right on my rear end during the winter time on the walk to my car!

One time, my son Jer who was about 4 or 5 years old and I (did I tell this story already? To late, gonna tell it again anyway) watched this woman walking down the sidewalk from our front window in our first house. It was icy. It didn't take long for her to start flailing her arms. It didn't take much longer for her to land directly onto her backside either. We both stood there laughing our heads off.

Shortly after that, Jer and I walked out to the car parked in the driveway to go to the store. As I was approaching the car, I hit a patch of ice and crashed right onto my butt on the cement and slid halfway under the car. You should have heard that little guy laughing. He said, "see dad! You shouldn't have laughed so hard at that lady across the street. Now God is laughing at you and so 'is' I!"

I admit, I laughed right along with Jer when I fell too.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/30/09 12:40 AM

That's such a cute story! Thanks for sharing it. Never heard it previously FWIW. wink
Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/30/09 08:40 PM

That is Cute!... but speaking about ICE!... It's soon to be the cold and flu season. Here's what a nurse friend of mine showed me what to look for in regards to the Swine Flu:



It IS very dangerous. If you start developing some of these symptoms... head to the Doc!!! ha
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/30/09 09:07 PM

What IS that???????????

Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/30/09 09:20 PM

Quote:
What IS that???????????


Well..... It's what happens when you get that new strain of the N1H1 swine flu. It's horrible! This leaves scaring and damage to the head and shoulder region of the body. Good thing they've got that new medicine for it. Pork chops!
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/30/09 10:21 PM

Man, what a picture that is!!! Funny Scooter.

Eyes like a human,
cheeks like a man,
If we wish to opine,
we look like a swine. grin

When we eat to much
we can do the jig's
to work off the weight
and not look like pig's.

hehehe
Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/30/09 10:27 PM

Jerry,

Quote:
Man, what a picture that is!!! Funny Scooter.


No kidd'n! Kinda scary.

Happy Tuning to all as we start a new week!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/30/09 10:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Scooters
Quote:
What IS that???????????


Well..... It's what happens when you get that new strain of the N1H1 swine flu. It's horrible! This leaves scaring and damage to the head and shoulder region of the body. Good thing they've got that new medicine for it. Pork chops!



Yeah, I understand, but what IS it??
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/30/09 10:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
Man, what a picture that is!!! Funny Scooter.

Eyes like a human,
cheeks like a man,
If we wish to opine,
we look like a swine. grin

When we eat to much
we can do the jig's
to work off the weight
and not look like pig's.

hehehe




You're quite the poet! grin
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/30/09 11:05 PM

Hehehe, and I know it!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/30/09 11:35 PM

Who's giving SWINE FLU to who? smile

Just have to be careful WHO you are kissing!

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/30/09 11:52 PM

Anyways, drained our pool today, and found some LOST items in it! smile

Anybody want a FREE CAT? smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/31/09 09:23 AM

Just imagine all of that snot that kid is licking up. Or, visa versa? Breakfast yum!

Friends of ours have these 3 dogs. One is a bull dog that drools constantly with big LONG drools hanging.... Got that picture in your head now? Another one of the dogs follows it around lapping it up all around his face. Even Nicer picture in your head now huh?

We have another friend that can't STAND seeing that and gags every single time while we laugh at her. Hey, Linda LOOK! She's a glutton and can hardly resist looking sooner or later, curiosity gets the best of her.

Here kitty, kitty, Diane wants to feed you now....

Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/31/09 10:35 AM

Good grief Jerry! Will take more than swimming in a pool to wash that picture out of my head! Yuck! Where do you get these stories????

So . . . got me thinking! Wonder how Ryan is doing with his flood cleanup? smile

Ryan is this your POOL TABLE? wink

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/31/09 03:55 PM

True story! Honest! I saw the dog do it myself!
Posted by: Diane...

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/31/09 04:30 PM

That's just gross Jerry! Really! I'm trying to get that thought out of my head!

HERE, just jump into this CAR POOL Jerry and tell us how DEEP it is! smile

Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/31/09 05:05 PM

It goes all the way to China.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 08/31/09 06:21 PM

grin
Posted by: Scooters

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 09/01/09 11:48 AM

That's what happens when you Kiss A Pig!... help

Sink Hole!

Keep your eyes on the road.. I think there's a lesson here somewhere. whome
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 09/01/09 08:38 PM

I wonder what's going to happen when you kiss Diane Howie when you two get hitched hmmmmm? Will you be "sunk" too?
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 09/01/09 08:50 PM

We won't be getting hitched so I guess we'll never know. smirk
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 09/01/09 09:22 PM

U sure about that???

Am I invited to the wedding? I'm on the way.

Hehehehehe
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living - 09/01/09 09:24 PM

Absolutely positively certain.