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#869269 Mushroom (Neroli) Memorial Thread

Posted by elye on 17 May 2013 - 04:19 AM

I imagine she is eating a nice pizza with a side of baked potato and a big bowl of ice cream or some decadent gluteny dessert.

I know that there is something else she is doing. As I mentioned in an email to the Tickle Me Elbow gang, I know that Neroli was a big cat lady. She spoke so fondly of her Miss Emily (which resonated with me as I am an Emily), and I knew that she was one of those people whom cats love.

Well, in the past month we have had to have our two elderly cats put to sleep, our old beautiful Tess just two days ago. Funny how things transpire.....for last night in my haze of grief, a great warmth suddenly washed over me, for I am sure that my two lovely little feline souls have met up with Neroli and have found her waiting lap.

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#863682 Thoughts For Boston 4-15-2013

Posted by elye on 16 April 2013 - 03:58 AM

As the story continues to unfold, my heart continues to break a little more...and the anger within me builds.....fury, really. Prayers from up here to all those injured and lost.  Ottawa holds the biggest Canadian race weekend in a couple of weeks, and my family is involved -- my son and husband are volunteering throughout, stationed right at the finish line. We refuse to have this horrific act change where we go and what we do, but somehow things will never feel the same at these international events.....

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#851282 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Sequel

Posted by elye on 30 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

For those Psillies with whom I'm not in contact on facebook, I must mention here the huge international event that is starting this Saturday. It is the Yukon Quest, one of the most gruelling sporting events ever held. My BIL and SIL live up in Tagish, a community that sits about 80 km north of Whitehorse, where they professionally train, breed and race sled dogs year-round. BIL Ed is in the Quest this year (I believe his third time.....wife Michelle has run it three times as well)......it's so very exciting. There are world-class mushers from everywhere, including Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, taking teams on the 1,000-mile course -- up four mountain ranges, across frozen lakes and rivers and through tiny isolated communities. The fastest teams will do it in about twelve days. I just cannot imagine..... :blink: .....

Here is the website where updates will be available as the race continues through the first and second weeks of February.....


Ed is celiac, and has had a great deal of trouble finding appropriate gluten-free food to pack for the two-week stint (nutritionally packed, easily portable, etc.). This will be his first world race as a diagnosed celiac. We've gotta root for The Celiac on The Sled.....

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#844831 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Sequel

Posted by elye on 24 December 2012 - 09:01 AM

Well, I may not have a chance to get on here again until Boxing Day, so MERRY,MERRY CHRISTMAS,Psills! :) :) :)

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#834292 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by elye on 04 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

The kids in charge of the concessions want to have a bunch of things, but I'm trying to limit them to coffee, hot chocolate, juice, 1 diet soda, 1 caffienated soda, 1 non-caf soda, mini-muffin packages, granola bars, candy, chips (let me go look at the list & be back)

OMG.. ....I canna believe that WINE is NOT on that list. . .. ..Parents and grandparents there from seven to one.....and NO WINE??....What in hell. . . . .... :huh:

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#834032 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by elye on 02 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

What do you teach, Vynscegnt?
I am going over the master list of props/costume items needed for Jack's Fall Production. We have a labour dispute going on within the province between all the teachers' unions and the government, who just passed a bill of pretty tight austerity measures. As per usual, the kids are the ones suffering, as the teachers have stopped ALL extra-curricular activities -- no high school sports teams, arts clubs, tutoring groups, or drama productions. SOoOOoOo, some amazing kids at Jack's school decided that the show must go on, and are putting on their own huge production all on their own. They've had to search out sponsors, get a rehearsal venue, theatre for the final shows, all props and costumes, all advertising .....with no help from the school board. It's quite exciting, really. |I can't believe what these kids can do with a little support.

So I need to find, in order of importance: two burqas, a straight jacket, a (fake) sub-machine gun and and a sultan's headdress. :unsure:

Here's the promotional poster I did. We're sending it to all media outlets and posting it on community billboards. Jack's the guy on the left...

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#833535 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by elye on 30 October 2012 - 05:31 PM

There was one family who we have not heard from since before the storm and we could not reach all day. So I put out an all call on Facebook to track them down and someone saw it and called someone else who drove out to their house and found them stuck with out power or food! Now they have dinner and are safe! Yay! Internet+Smart phones rock at a time like this! *insert snoopy dancing here*

:) :) :)

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#832690 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by elye on 27 October 2012 - 04:09 AM

Whoa. . ... :unsure: . .. ..... :unsure: .... . .... some new stuff goin' 'round here....The Big Phlip....
...Well, PhrankenPhlip... . ...

.. ..and Phrankenstorm.....

....And new cosmetic board changes.. ....

......What does it all meeeeeeeeean?....

And is this :unsure: not a new phace?? .. . .....not quite like the other little, unsure guy from before....this bloke looks somewhat...happier.....not as tentative, not as worried..... . .. ..and his eyes remain completely still, his mouth strangely droopy...

Perhaps he IS the old, worried li'l phace, but he's had a stroke..... :rolleyes:
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#829794 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by elye on 14 October 2012 - 12:46 PM

I had an amazing improvement in my dyslexia after gluten-free.

Well.....except when it comes to writing the word "chicken"... . . ...... :P
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#821267 Cat Advice

Posted by elye on 03 September 2012 - 09:05 AM

Yay, Karen's got a kitteh! I am currently in the employ of two bosses cats......they don't pay overtime, the hours can suck, and it can be a thankless job.. . ..... . .but, amazingly, we adore them. These creatures certainly know what they're doing..... :lol:
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#810546 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by elye on 12 July 2012 - 08:05 AM

That is an awesome attitude!

Yep, it sure is. Loweeee has often proven to us how awesome she remains.. . . ... :)
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#805175 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by elye on 21 June 2012 - 04:13 AM

Nope, purely residential. We're two houses down from the town hall. yay. We've had a LOT of attention from the building and zoning departments... le sigh...

Well, there you are -- it's not horses attracting the flies, nor hidden food... . . .....you're two doors down from a bunch o' bureaucrats! <_<


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#801928 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by elye on 09 June 2012 - 04:14 AM

The regular Altoids were definitely gluten-free. As was the other ingested material. :ph34r:

This is a hard issue to come to terms with, and that sucks. We can't just blow it away. :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:

:ph34r: :lol: :ph34r: :lol: OMG. . ......and from a MODERATOR.... .! :lol:

Did I hear someone summon the Goddess of Altoids? :P

GAAAHHH! Karen!!! :lol: :lol: We only need to speaketh the word, and she appears!
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#791387 Weird Looking "object" In Gluten-Free Mall Banner

Posted by elye on 27 April 2012 - 08:09 AM

I know what I said and I know what I meant.

HEY! :) More Dr. Suess!.. .. . . . .What are the chances that a single thread will feature TWO quotes from this literary genius?? .. ... ...um, I think.... :unsure:.. ... .it's very close, anyway.... . . .. .. "I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful -- One hundred per cent".

Sorry, can't tie an elephant into the subject matter, here... . .. that ponytail looks nothing like anything pachyderm....... . . .. ... Carry on! Or....not.. . ... :unsure: .. ....
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#790992 Weird Looking "object" In Gluten-Free Mall Banner

Posted by elye on 26 April 2012 - 07:55 AM

There are no foolish questions. But ask no questions, and get no answers.

Hmm.. .. .and sometimes, the questions are complicated and the answers are quite simple.. . ... ..

At least, according to Dr. Suess.... B)
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