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The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original
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I love it when Patti says

. . . just sayin'

:lol::lol:

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Streuth, Psills, this is not psilly at all. 7.4 earthquake 20 miles from Christchurch, NZ, my city "over the hill" :unsure::o

All power is out, the central city is closed down because of rubble in the streets, continuous aftershocks - no word about our place :unsure: Sun is just coming up - happened at 4:00 a.m. No reports of injuries yet but oodles of damage!

More later.

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Oh no Shroom! Keep us posted.

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Streuth, Psills, this is not psilly at all. 7.4 earthquake 20 miles from Christchurch, NZ, my city "over the hill" :unsure::o

All power is out, the central city is closed down because of rubble in the streets, continuous aftershocks - no word about our place :unsure: Sun is just coming up - happened at 4:00 a.m. No reports of injuries yet but oodles of damage!

More later.

Yes.....do keep us posted. Are you not in Kiwiland right now? Sorry, but I can nae keep up with your world travels. :unsure:

Keeping good thoughts that your home is ok.

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I'm sitting on me own couch!!!!!!

:D :D :D

Streuth, Psills, this is not psilly at all. 7.4 earthquake 20 miles from Christchurch, NZ, my city "over the hill" :unsure::o

Shroooomie! I was in the car minutes ago, heard this on the news, turned to DD and said, "Neroli is near or within Christchurch. . . . . ... ....must get into Psillyville as soon as we get home, so DIBS ON THE DESKTOP!" Please keep us posted... . . ....7.4 is a big 'un. . . . . .....:unsure:

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I is still in Nevada, Em. Still don't know much except apparently no casualties or major injuries, lots of cracked bridges and motorway onramps, broken water and sewer lines, all hospitals operational, still no power so no word from my housesitter. Although I did find this in the newspaper about our 'local':

"Historic Godley House has suffered very serious damage. Owner Richard Hawes said he thought he was going to die as he was on the second floor of the 130-year-old homestead and when it "wobbled like a jelly''. The building now has cracks from the foundation upwards with many windows out and a large hole in a wall."

Of course it would have no earthquake proofing, but is about a mile from us at most, so that means it was definitely "felt" in Diamond Harbour :blink:

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I just read that Diamond Harbour is cut off by a 50 metre slip on the road; fortunately, we have a ferry service across to Lyttelton :D

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"Historic Godley House has suffered very serious damage. Owner Richard Hawes said he thought he was going to die as he was on the second floor of the 130-year-old homestead and when it "wobbled like a jelly''. The building now has cracks from the foundation upwards with many windows out and a large hole in a wall."

:(

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Thanks, guys, for your concern :) Que sera, sera, I guess. Will just have to wait it out.... :rolleyes:

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Blessing yous is in NV and not there! Hope your house is still good!!

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Blessing yous is in NV and not there! Hope your house is still good!!

Thanks. Looks like I might have some shopping to do when I get home: :P (from the Christchurch Press)

"Press arts editor Christopher Moore said he was thrown out of bed by the shake. Moore, who lives in Diamond Harbour, said every piece of crockery was broken and book thrown to the floor. A heavy, carved Victorian wall clock, had swung about a foot in each direction and a heavy, enamel Kent fire was ejected half way across the bedroom floor. Moore said it felt "much worse'' than the Inangahua earthquake of 1968 - also a magnitude 7.1. " It was savage, terrifying, horrible."

Of course, a lot of the homes in Diamond Harbour were formerly what are known as baches or cribs (poorly constructed holiday shacks which have been modernized and added on to. I don't know where Christopher lives :huh:

(It would take a bit to move our Tulikivi stove, though - that sucker weighs about two tonnes :rolleyes: )

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Shroom - glad yer here safe and sound - hope your home and house sitter are OK.

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Shroom - glad yer here safe and sound - hope your home and house sitter are OK.

I feel so sorry for her - perhaps sitting in a pile of rubble, saying, "What to do? What to do?" :unsure: Just keep my kitteh (and yerself) safe :D

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I feel so sorry for her - perhaps sitting in a pile of rubble, saying, "What to do? What to do?" :unsure: Just keep my kitteh (and yerself) safe :D

I know :( Thinkin' about you, Shroom, and hoping for the best news possible on yer property :)

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I leave to hang banners at the footbal stadium, tailgate and watch J's high school game and look what happens! A big honking earthquake at Shroomie's other house! I hope the house sitter is OK cause that's gonna be one angry Kitty.

Natural disasters are befalling Psillys. Hurricanes, wild fires & earthquakes. Us Midwest Psillys better keep a sharp eye out for tornados ( that is one of the main ones we are missing). :huh:

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I love it when Patti says

. . . just sayin'

ya, Our Miss Patricia has been hanging in the Franklin Lakes Jersey area too much and picking up the local 'slang' from those ladies..............ah hum..............on the tellyph34r.gifrolleyes.gifwink.gif

Streuth, Psills, this is not psilly at all. 7.4 earthquake 20 miles from Christchurch, NZ, my city "over the hill"

All power is out, the central city is closed down because of rubble in the streets, continuous aftershocks - no word about our place unsure.gif Sun is just coming up - happened at 4:00 a.m. No reports of injuries yet but oodles of damage!

More later.

Had to start with a "funny" as Shroomy's post is just too sad and scary!!!!sad.gifohmy.gif

I just read that Diamond Harbour is cut off by a 50 metre slip on the road; fortunately, we have a ferry service across to Lyttelton

I leave to hang banners at the footbal stadium, tailgate and watch J's high school game and look what happens! A big honking earthquake at Shroomie's other house! I hope the house sitter is OK cause that's gonna be one angry Kitty.

Natural disasters are befalling Psillys. Hurricanes, wild fires & earthquakes. Us Midwest Psillys better keep a sharp eye out for tornados ( that is one of the main ones we are missing).

Well you Mid western folks better keep your eyes peeled to the sky cause looks like those tornados are all that's missing for sure.

On that note will take this weary body to bed at 1:14 am............and they all say............." what the H... is she doing up at 1:15..........well she's talking to herself alone on here as anyone with 1/2 a brain.........(unless your across the pond) is in bed. It was 117 degrees here to day on my beautiful steaming patio out back. My plants are drooping like I am right now.cool.gif nite folks.

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On that note will take this weary body to bed at 1:14 am............and they all say............." what the H... is she doing up at 1:15..........well she's talking to herself alone on here as anyone with 1/2 a brain.........(unless your across the pond) is in bed. It was 117 degrees here to day on my beautiful steaming patio out back. My plants are drooping like I am right now.cool.gif nite folks.

Well, I did notice the lateness(earliness) of the hour . . . you were up 4:45 my time. I shoulda got outta bed and chatted with you, Judee as I was awake at that time . . . just a tossin' anda turnin' . . . and tossin' . . . and turnin'

Headed out to go birding this morning!!! Trying to get Skeeter to join me on one of these treks but she keeps declining. She'd be really good at it. She's forced to listen along in the car when I'm playing my "Birding by Ear" c.d.'s (helps with the identification, you know). I would hazard that she's better at it than I am. Chidlins don't have all the tatt cluttering up their minds like mental grocery lists, appts, stuff I need to gossip about, and errands to run.

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It was 117 degrees here to day on my beautiful steaming patio out back.

:huh:

:blink:

Now DIS is HOT. That is sub-Saharan, er sumfin'. . . .. ...... .watch it out there, Joooodie!

She's forced to listen along in the car when I'm playing my "Birding by Ear" c.d.'s (helps with the identification, you know).

This sounds like quite a collection of C/Ds, Jyaghnutt. .. . . . .... . it would be excellent to put one of them on our living room player when DD has five of her girlfriends over, lolling about on various pieces of furniture. "Hey, c'mon, guys - - let's try to dance to this!"

Their faces:

:huh: :huh: <_<:mellow::unsure::o

The last face is Sophie's, her classic look of brazen, embarrassed horror. . . . . .. ...

My dad was a consummate mimic of human and animal voices. He perfected the calls and whistles of several birds, and created one that sounded like it may have come from a strange, extinct parrot or hawk. Through the years he slowly drove our neighboUrs behind us out of their minds, as he would stand at the back fence and make this quiet, trilling whistle. We'd hear old Mr. Lyndski scrambling out his back door.... ."Margaret! There it is! Get the tape recorder! We need to call the news channel, send somebody out there!"

Dad would wait a day or two, then hide out there and whistle again, somehow throwing his voice up to the huge elm that bordered our properties. I would see from my upstairs bedroom window a flurry of activity as Mrs. Lyndski rushed about for the big binoculors, Mr. Lyndski throwing back curtains, yelling excitedly. . .. ... . ....

I have often wondered if my dad's bizarre, yet somehow very credible whistle made it onto any birding soundtracks. Jyaghnutt, if there is a crazy, prehistoric call on that C/D that is stumping you birding identifiers, we may know from where it came... . ... ..particularly if there is follow-up commentary from a Mr. Lyndski...

:lol:

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We'd hear old Mr. Lyndski scrambling out his back door.... ."Margaret! There it is! Get the tape recorder! We need to call the news channel, send somebody out there!"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

OMG Em--loved that story! Yer dad was one in a million :D

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JOODEE!!!!!!!!

Get thee to bed woman!! rolleyes.gif

She's forced to listen along in the car when I'm playing my "Birding by Ear" c.d.'s (helps with the identification, you know).

'Birding by ear' amuses me laugh.gif

I will inform my chidlins that my choice of music is nae so bad! - some kids in other countries have to listen to birds wink.gif

Em!

laugh.gif Mr Lyndski!

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Streuth, Psills, this is not psilly at all. 7.4 earthquake 20 miles from Christchurch, NZ, my city "over the hill" :unsure::o

All power is out, the central city is closed down because of rubble in the streets, continuous aftershocks - no word about our place :unsure: Sun is just coming up - happened at 4:00 a.m. No reports of injuries yet but oodles of damage!

More later.

Hey everybodee! Long time, no psilly :) I saw the earthquake on the news last night and I am so worried about Neroli :( . Take care love, and be safe. I sincerely hope that you and yours are OK and that you will not have too much damage to deal with. XOXO--{{{big hugs}}}

How is everyone else doing in the 'ville? I feel like I am completely out of the loop.

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minimommy!!!!!! How the heck have you been? :D

You've been missed here in da ville!

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Beautiful morning. Sitting listening to the birds in my yard. Some delightful chirps! Some god awful squawks! Some sound just like a neighbors telephone? :huh: which bird it that?

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Beautiful morning. Sitting listening to the birds in my yard. Some delightful chirps! Some god awful squawks! Some sound just like a neighbors telephone? :huh: which bird it that?

Maybe Jan-it can go to the tape :lol:

I have all me winders open--the breeze is incredible! Cool wif no humidity--ahhhhh :rolleyes:

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