August 20, 2008 - Msg 65367: Good afternoon great porch family!..I just go up from my sleep...its a great day here..Maude love lunch!..Romeena check out that retro web site[prior post] its neat..hey M-T.possum and for sure TOM! Rev you get you a bbq samdwich?..hello Ant D!...well got to run and wash the camper and get everything ready for tomorrow...back in a bit..hey AFD,hm,nn,Local Lucy!...and all....prayers...the dog SPOT

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65368: SWISH..."with tail a wagging"!....SPOT

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65369: Lunch sounds great, MAUDE. I'll have to eat it on the run though. My boss is taking off later this afternoon and asked me to cover some of his committments. But it's cool--I will ask the same later this week.

TOM & LUCY: We don't hear nearly enough from you two lately. Glad to have you back for a set.

Y'all are the cats. AFD, you're a sweetheart.


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65370: Hey there, SPOT. Hope I didn't rock on your tail!


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65371: It's about time you swept up all those meatloaf crumbs from the other night,Spot! Good job...good dog!
Hey Lucy! It's good to hear that your spirits have lifted.You take care now.Oh,yes,I'm having a great time with Laci,but wish she'd take naps like she used to for me!

Maude,thanks for lunch.I think I have room after all that meatloaf Spot & I ate!

Me-They: "Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend,when people can be so cold? They'll hurt you,and desert you...they'll take your soul if you let them,but don't you let them..." Thought you needed a little JT (ok,actually Carole King) today. You've got a friend.
Y'all take care..

possum under a rock

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65372:
Good sweep Spot. I hate long goodbyes.
As I know that we all love tags, I have switched my fav ep from Man In a Hurry to Andy and Opie Bachelors.
I watched both last night before the Olympics and that song Down in the Valley by Peggy is what i think sealed my vote for that episode.
TAGS was (and still is) such a good program.
Prayers for you all.
Tom, thanks for the poem.
God bless,

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65373:

Hey Folks

Fortunately, I clerk for the Green Lantern, here at the Justice League of America, and I can post on all the jingoistic boards I can find. Go America!

M-T I guess I misspoke, this is more of a "man-crush" than a "bro-mance." Now, if the feelings of affection were reciprocated then we be watching just your standard everyday bro-mance. However, you're playing hard to get, aren't you, you dog.

Wow, maybe a pilot light is out, I'm starting to feel a little light headed myself.

Lusy-My youngest loves "American Girl" stuff and the whole family has enjoyed all the movies. About the book you were reading, I get the same feeling every time I read an historical novel I always wonder, now which part was historical and which part was novel? Put those darn dust jackets just suck me in sometimes.

Anyone see the new Brad Pasley video, or hear his new song, it features our man Andy. I think it's called, "Waiting on a Women."


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65374: Is that Justice League under Civil Service, auh2o? I have seen that video and it brings both a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. Such a neat video and it's good to see Andy again.


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65375:

AFD-Surpisingly, it is civil service, but very hush hush.

A couple corrections, for one, that's suppose to be Lucy and not Lusy, and for another, the song is called "Waiting on a Woman," not "...Women," Andy just isn't that kinda guy.

possum I loved both of your song choices.


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65376: Well for some odd reason I wanna watch "One Flew over the Coockoos Nest tonight. :) Anyone else in?


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65377: Afternoon "Family"
Nipit,Nipit, Nipit! I declare if there is anymore picking at each other, I will feel like putting SOMEONE in timeout. That's how childish it is!
Now- Asa- I'll be over for the movie. Can we have a bowl of popcorn? I'll provide homemade icecream. Spot- while you're at the campfire roast us some hotdogs. Heck, let's have a movie night. oh, did you get the pics I emailed you?
Tom- thanks for the poem. BEAUTIFUL as always.
M-T- Hi.
auh2o,possum,Lucy,Rev everyone Have a blessed day. ~New Neighbor

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65378:
Anyone see Shawn Johnson's routine last night! She did great!
Y'all are doing great.
Hey to you and yours.
Barn: We went to morelli's. Had the pounded steak. They pound it right there.

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65379:
/i> /red>

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65380:
sorry, that was me trying to do color and italic!

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65381: test

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65382: test

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65383: once more

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65384: I'M EPT!

I'll send you a bill for my services, MDC! Ha!


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65385: I think MDC is seeing pink elephants. LOL


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65386:
But I can't do colors,so glad you couldn't either!

possum again

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65387: Hey Asa,maybe when they were pounding that steak over at Morielli's they accidently hit MDC in the noggin! Hee Hee

possum once more

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65388: I did see Shawn Johnson's routine, MDC. It's nice to finally see the US get some vindication for all the lousy scores they've undeservedly gotten over the last several days. I DVR pretty much all of the Olympics so I can skip through the commercials and events I don't care to watch. I think the ladies beach volleyball final is tonight, Asa, so maybe we could put off our movie until tomorrow night.


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65389:

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65390:
I'm ept too, Possum under a rock! ha
Ladies beach volleyball eh.
I'm already in the dog house for watching too
much of that! I wish they would so some other sports in between the gazillion commercials! haha

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65391: Where's Spot with supper? You know me and my low blood sugar content. If I don't eat pretty soon I'll get a headache and I'm no good to anybody.
- Hazel

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65392: Hi Friends, Just felt like checking in. I've had a lot going on here. Just too busy. I need to "slow down to the speed of life" to quote a book dh read. Going to go back and read some of the archives. Not sure what has been going on, but I want everyone to know that I always think of the porch as a friendly place. We may not always have the same opinion, but that is ok.


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65393: Good to see you Opiemom! And I neglected to give a shout-out to pappabear earlier - good to see you too, Mayor. Hey to NN as well!

Mr Cookie Bar coming your way, Hazel. Hope that helps. :D

Does the TV in your doghouse get very good reception, MDC? ; )

Have a great evening all - prayers for the needs among us and the needs around us.

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65394: oh, AFD, agreeing with you about being so glad that Shawn Johnson won the gold. We're big gymnastics fans here and have been a bit frustrated with the scoring.


August 21, 2008 - Msg 65395: Hi all,
Just learned that my wife's dad passed away after his relatively short battle with cancer.
She told me through a text message. Didn't want to talk right now, understandably.

I know what you mean, Opiemom. The porch is my porch away from home.

-Sterling Holobyte

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65396: I'm very sorry for your family, Sterling. My heartfelt prayers for your wife.


August 21, 2008 - Msg 65397:
Well hello porch family....I just got in from my concert and it went great.

Good to see you Tom back in your rocker. Thanks for the poem.

M-T.....don't work too hard today buddy.

Spot....get some rest for your trip and have fun. Hope the weather holds up for you. glad you are feeling better. To answer your question, I head back out on the road next Friday. I'm local for the next week.

Maude.....thanks for the bbq.....sure is good.

Hello Opiemom.....god to see you back. thoughts and prayers for your family.

Prayers for all the porch family. Good night and hold Jesus tight.

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65398: Good Morning everyone. I hope you all slept well.

Sterling, I'm sorry for your family's loss and pray that you will all be comforted by the Great Comforter.

Good to see you again Opiemom. Life does get busy at times.

Good to see the Walsh/May team win in beach volleyball. I guess some folks get all worked up over the lack of clothing worn and consider the event a sideshow, but I surely respect their athletic ability and accomplishments. They make it look very easy. And I sure agree about the questionable scoring in gymnastics. It's been horrible.

Well Spots camping I guess so breakfast is on Maude's shoulders. What we having Maude?


August 21, 2008 - Msg 65399: Mornin' Y'all- hope everyone has a good day. Well,hello there Opiemom! We've missed you and hope you can get back to the Porch more often.

Sterling,you & your family have my sympathies. Sorry for your loss.Y'all are in my prayers.

Since Maude didn't show up with breakfast yet,and I see Asa is already chomping at the bit to eat,how about some bacon,hash browns,grits,eggs,toast,and OJ? We'll just let Maude rustle up lunch later.

Gotta go.Yep,Laci's on the way!
possum under a rock

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65400: Oh,and that would be 'OJ' as in orange juice- I'm not bringing OJ Simpson to the Porch! Ha!
possum again

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65401: My thoughts and prayers, Sterling, for you and yours.

Beach VB gold - woohoo. I think you're right in your observations, Asa. And at least volleyball is a sport. I just can't cotton to "rhythmic gymnastics" and "trampoline" being Olympic sports. Give me VB and softball any day. Kind of something about the two DQ's in the mens 200m last night as well.

Make room at the table, possum. I just love a good breakfast and make my OJ a double. Can't live without that stuff.

Well, got to get Evie out of bed to head to school. She's so happy to be back in school. (Mom is too for that matter!)

Good day and prayers for all!

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65402: Alright, a Possum breakfast. Yer a pretty good cook for having no thumbs Possum.:) You ever drink the stuff called "Simply Orange Juice"? Oh it's good stuff. The one with the pulp in it is as close to fresh squeezed as I have seen off the shelf. They have an entire line of stuff. The Limeade they make is spectacular.

AFD, our schools don't start until Monday here. You know, I kind of miss being a kid and looking forward to a new school year. That feeling didn't last but a week or so but it sure was nice when I had it. lol


August 21, 2008 - Msg 65403:
Morning Porch

Ya know, it is just flat out beautiful here again today. We were 48 degrees when I woke up and now we've hit 57 with a high of about 74 degrees, a coming.

Our kids start school on Sept. 5th and both girls are kinda dreading it and kinda looking forward to it. I'm not looking forward to it, at all.

... any who, possum thanks for the chow.

Asa- I never noticed the lack of clothing during women's VB, I'll have to pay more attention next time.

I can remember, as a teen, cheering for OJ (the criminal not the drink) during games at Rich Stadium. As soon as he would touch the ball 80,000 people would start chanting "JUICE, JUICE, JUICE." Now I don't think he could get a cup of coffee around here, or anywhere else.

Sterling-Sorry to hear about your loss.


August 21, 2008 - Msg 65404: Who knew that jumping on a trampoline could be a sport? We call them the gymnast wannabees . Aren't we mean? :-)

Great to see the Walsh/May team win gold last night. Though I'd prefer different suits, they do make it look easy.

Thanks for the welcome back. I'll try not to be a stranger.


August 21, 2008 - Msg 65405: Morning Porch. Sorry I missed breakfast ASA, just too busy this morning.
I will do lunch of course: steak sandwhiches, SLAW, Potato chips, chocolate chip cookies, tea, leomonade to drink. Hope that is okay
Another busy day on tap. I have to take my daugther to the dentist after school and then we have Hair cuts scheduled later this evening. This has been a busy week at work and in the evenings as well. Hopefully I can stay home much of the week end and catch up on things that have gone by the way side.
It is Race week end around here and that means busy busy in the malls, resturants and traffic so probably will be good to just stay close home anyway.
Guess, I had better go get lunch ready and get to work as well.
Sterling, My prayers and sympathy to you and your wife.
Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65406: Gang I aint got time to read much...Miss Sherry is on her way and says hey...its LAKE and camping time!...yall come up tomorrow night and we will have a lake party...prayers to all and would yall say a prayer for us a safe weekend please ...peace and love ...your SPOT

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65407: Good morning everyone. It will be another busy day here today but I wanted to check in and say howdy.

STERLING: So sorry for your family’s loss. You all are in my prayers for peace and comfort.

OPIEMOM: Great to hear from you! Don’t be a stranger. Or at least no stranger than the rest of us ;).

MDC: See, you couldn’t be “red” if you tried.

AUH2O: I think the skimpy uniforms ASA was talking about was on the beach volleyball players. Wish they’d cover up a bit so we’d feel better about our daughter watching, but the Mrs. and I have been following the U.S. team. Boy! Were those some exciting sets last night or what? I thought the sets against the Belgians were great, but last night’s were the Olympics at its best. Those two work so well together, and, that May is absolutely uncanny. I still think it’s a little weird having beach volleyball at the Olympics, but there is no denying the skill and athleticism of the players and can make exciting tv.

AFD: We watch what we can (no DVR or TiVo) of the Olympics. I don’t watch too many sports on tv most the time but I really get into the Olympics and it will be a let-down when they’re over. Of course, it will be nice to get to bed at a decent hour. Only two more years until the winter games! Go Team U.S.A.!

Got to admit, though, in the 100 and 200 men’s it was hard not to root for “Lightning” Bolt. His goofiness is infectious. That was something about the disqualifications. I felt bad for the two disqualified runners, but those are the rules. It buts Shawn in an awkward position, too. But he got the medal fair and square.

Where’s BOO?

Well, prayers to you all. Talk to you at lunch or later today.


August 21, 2008 - Msg 65408: ASA: Simply Orange is the oj! I'm not sure what they do (or don't do), but that is good stuff. They just came out with Simply Grapefruit and a couple of other falavors here. Haven't tried them yet, but I will.


August 21, 2008 - Msg 65409: Good morning! My, don't the porch seem nice and full? It's good to see some of you coming back, we've missed you. Now, if we could just rustle up PH, Merri Weather, Mary Wiggins, Salty Dog, De§, Sp00ky Benson, Merle Dean, Rafe Hollister, and quite a few others, things would be just right.

Sterling, I'm sorry about your dad-in-law, but there are times when staying around just doesn't feel like the best option. It's hard on the family, though. Prayers for you and yours.

Boo was taking Sean to Houston to the doctor today, I imagine she'll be out of pocket most of the day.

Well, I just got home from work, am pretty well clemmed, and I think I'll hit the ironing board. Little Toye Starr was so glad to see me, and she won't mind a bit if I take a nap, as long as she can share my space. She'll be snoring tiny little snores in no time. Be blessed, good people. --Romeena

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65410: Been in school for two weeks now - yep Indiana is on the cutting edge for school - we get our clocks set up to eastern time and then powwee - school starts earlier and earlier every year. My oldest has his first tests tomorrow. Yuck!

Personally - I don't care for orange juice. I know that is likely to start another moulage but me and the OJ just don't get along too well. Now orange flavored things I like but not orange juice. Must because of my affinity to VICKS! or to Global Warming. Everything can link to global warming!


August 21, 2008 - Msg 65411: Sterling - so sorry about your FIL. I know that this has been a difficult situation for your wife. Prayers and Godspeed to you both.

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65412:
Sterling- I also offer my condolences and sympathies. My prayers are with you and yours
dear driend.

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65413:
Ro- don't forget to add Milton P Oliver to that list. I wonder what ever happened to him.
Spot -I heard that the Georgia museum now has a rubber ape costume../bigfoot. Really? ha

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65414: Good Afternoon Porch!
I hope all are having a great day so far!
Sterling- You and your family have my condolences. I hope your wife finds peace. Be strong for her and Kai.
MDC- I adore the episode of Andy and Opie bachelors! Miss Ellie and Miss Peggy were my favorites of Andy's ladies. I just never warmed to Helen; don't know why.
Boo- I hope Sean's appointment went well. Do you know if Houston still inundated with Katrina victims?
Homemaker- How cool about your son's award. Is he wanting to be a veterinarian when he grows up? This is the boys 2nd week of school.
Oh, and I need to weigh in on the OJ thing. I'm not fond of the football player OJ, nor the drink. It gives me heartburn. However, the boys like it on chicken.
Romeena- I wish I had been around when all of the original porchsters were on. Another one I have wondered about is Dixie Belle. I think of you every Sat night while watching Britcoms. I know you love them as much as I. I saw Fawlty Towers for the first time Saturday. It was quite funny.
Auh20- Has your daughter seen the new Kit movie? I'm waiting for it to come on video or the $1 theater. I'm going to my library in the morning to see what other treasures I can fin
M-T- Bolt's enthusiasm is certainly infectious. He has also been critisized for his exuberance too.
OpieMom- Nice to see you back.
Spot- Are you at Allatoona or Lanier? I heard Lanier still isn't up to level. I doubt it ever will be because of so many moving to Atlanta.
AFD- I enjoy school, but I now miss my youngest boy. It gets a little lonesome sometimes.
Well, I must get to the school bus. Y'all have a wonderful rest of the day!
Blessings to you and yours,

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65415: Yes - Lucy the boy wants to be a large animal vet. He has a good start already.

Toodles. .


August 21, 2008 - Msg 65416: HM: If your son ends up taking new patients, sign me up. Besides a few extra stomachs and such, insides are insides, right? Congrats on the awards.

LUCY: My daughter saw the Kitt movie last month and loved it. She can't wait until it comes out on DVD. She also loves the other AG movies. We recently subscribed her to get the magazine, which she had been asking for. The Mrs. gave it the mom's seal of approval. They make a point not to include articles about boys, dating, trendy fashion, dieting, etc. Good, clean stuff. Who says entertainment has to be "edgy" to be good?

SPOT: Watch out for Russian tanks while you're in Georgia.

ROMEENA: When I used to hang at Miss Crump's, I always enjoyed SALTY DOG's TAGS quotes. I guess it was the same SALTY DOG. I also got along well with RAFE. I remember he was married to another poster, CHARLENE. Wonder how they're all doing?

AUH2O's talk of Green Lantern has me wondering, wher does one get bling like that? Seriously, it made me think of how much I loved comics as a kid. I basically learned to read by reading them. Of course, once I discovered girls in middle school that was that. Did any of the reast of you read comics as a kid, or am I the only geek on the porch?


August 21, 2008 - Msg 65417: "Reast" of you? Who am I, Inspector Clousseau?

"Your name is Doo Doo?"

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65418: Hey, Me-They! Yes, I read comics as a kid. Sure wish I'd had the good sense to keep them, because I'd be rich as the hills right now. I read the old original Donald Duck and Bugs Bunny comics as a little kid, then being a tomboy I loved Superman, Plastic Man and other action comics. Then as tweenager, I read Archie (remember Betty, Veronica and Jughead?). I was given an allowance, and on Saturdays my mom would see that I got to the drugstore, where I spent most of said allowance on comics. Oh, those were the days!

Well, Starr is asking for attention, as if she doesn't get enough. She's limping around and favoring her left foreleg for some reason. I'd already be sitting at Dr. Mike's with her, except for the fact that it seems to be improving. I first noticed it when I got home this morning, examined the foot for a burr or an injury, and couldn't find anything. I was so tired I really didn't trust myself to drive without getting some rest first, and now it seems a bit better, so guess we'll wait and see how it is in the morning. She may have made it sore by digging at the bedroom door after I left last night, the little doofus. I'll be glad when she finally adopts a more philosophical attitude toward my absences!

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65419: Thanks for the prayers and comments, folks. We can't say we didn't know it would happen but it is still hard. My wife wanted me to hop a plane over there, but we just can't afford it, and thankfully she sees and understands that, because it is hard for me to tell her I can't.

I had to laugh at your comment about the trampoline, Opiemom. There are a number of activities I can't believe are considered Olympic "sports". I saw one just last night and I couldn't believe it - racewalking?! A dumber looking "sport" I have never seen. And I'll bet it looks even sillier for the men's competition.

And I thought ping-pong was bad. Oh, sorry, I meant table-tennis. Good grief, what's next, tiddly-winks?

-Sterling Holobyte

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65420:
M-T - I think you are the "cats." (get it?--PP)
I used to read "Archie" religiously!
Loved all their antics with Jughead, betty, Veronica and the whole gang. Wasnt into the superhero stuff too much except for Superman.
I had my decoder ring and everthing, even had Opie's disappearing ink! I think i may have mentioned here one time that I even sent in for the so-called x-ray glasses! ha

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65421: hey gang ,hope alls well ..been out of internet service since bad storms on Sat. night ,lighting fried my modem and NIC card again,second time in 2 months ,modem is unde warranty so it gets replaced ,but the NIC cards are $22 a pop next time a storm comes up the dsl line is getting unplugged from the outlet .gonna check archives everyone have a great evening

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65422: I got those same glasses, MDC. Boy was I disappointed. Like I'm sure a lot of kids, I sent (I think $2) in change in an envelope behind my parents back. I can still see that ad as clear as day in my mind.

I read all kinds of comics, including teh ones you mentioned. Being a child of the 1970s, my favorites were the Justice League and Avengers. I had literally thousands of them that I wished I had saved, too. They are in the bottom of a landfill somewhere (sorry, there wasn't recycling in the area yet).

Speaking of Archie, I also remember than in teh early 1970s there was a tv cartoon of Archie and the gang, as well as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Anyone remember them? I also remember it was teamed with the cartoon show, "The Groovy Ghoulies." I loved that cartoon!

Hey there MD! Long time no hear. I like my modems baked. Those fried ones will lay on yer chest. ;)

STERLING: I still like my idea for Olympic flashlight tag. Although it might be difficlut to catch those Russians.


August 21, 2008 - Msg 65423:
But the best is a modem sammich with lots of Miracle Whip! ha
M-T- I can also picture the ad, and that would be from the early 60s. It showed the shiloette of a female figure! hA! Remember that? There was also an ad to sell Grit newspaper.
On the remshaw side, all i remember was Casper the friendly Ghost.
Hey to MD. Still a nascar fan?
Have a good evening.
Barney: This whole town is a push over.

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65424:
Oh AUH20- did you mean "the bro" or the 'man-zier'? ha
Jubal, Jubal, Jubal

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65425:
Barney you're gassed!

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65426: MDC: I SOLD Grit newspapers!

"Bless his heart!"

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65427: By the way, MDC, it's red.

"Show off!"

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65428: Evenin Family:
Just a quick stop over. Got a double shift tomorrow, so I better get some sleep whilest I can! Prayers for the grieving family members.
Thanks for rockin' softly today.
Asa- did ya answer that ringing in your head? (or was it a wrong number?) Just your luck... Love ya ASA!!
~New Neighbor

August 21, 2008 - Msg 65429:
Hello porch family....Can't stay but just wanted to check in.

Ro...get some rest and pamper Starr.

Boo....praying that the appointment turned out good.

MD....glad you got things fixed back up so you can get back to your rocker.

Spot....prayers for a safe trip. Have fun!

MDC...why is M-T always showing off his education?

New Neighbor.....Don't work too hard tomorrow.

You all have a good night and know that my prayers are with all the porch family.

August 22, 2008 - Msg 65430: Thanks REV. All went well. The traffic in Houston (and to and from) was rough today and it rained off and on but we were fine and so is changes at this point.

Hi Lucy, to answer your question, yes many of the Katrina folks settled in the area, but Houston is so gigantic and stuffed with people that you wouldn't even know the difference! Driving there is like playing a video game except the accidents are real.

Hey Me-They, thanks for asking about me. Comic books...hmmm...believe it or not, we weren't allowed to read comic books. My Dad said it would keep us from reading things that were more eduactional and I guess he was right because I was an avid reader of good books and still am, really. I had an aunt and uncle that owned a small convenience store and now and then we would visit them there and my sister and I would go to the back of the store and read the comic books. It was the only time we were allowed.

Well, now BMX bike racing is an Olymic sport...weird. I hear what some of you are saying about the way the women are dressed...some of the stuff they guys wear don't leave anything to the imagination, either...gross-looking in all that spandex! I have only watched a little of the Olympics and missed the race yesterday with the tall guy from Jamaica...would have like to have seen him race.

Well, I am pretty tired from all the driving today so I will hit the hay. See all of you tomorrow.


"Goober, sew your fangers up!"

August 22, 2008 - Msg 65431: HEAD ON!!

August 22, 2008 - Msg 65432: GO Team USA! The men won gold in beach volleyball. what an exciting match. Looks like the Gymnastic Federation is doing further investigation on thea ge of 3 of the female Chinese gymnasts.

Get some rest Boo,

My dd and I saw the Kit movie. Very nicely done. I'll admit I was expecting cheesy and it surprised me. Nice storyline.

Night all


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65433: Well congrats to the mens volleyballers. I didn't see there matches but am glad they got the Gold as well.

Glad you got home safe and sound Boo, you are sound, correct? :)

Boy that Fey just won't go away will she. Kind of reminds me of.... I better not go there.

Happy Friday everyone. It's a three day weekend for me. Ma and a buddy are playing our 36 hole extravaganza on Monday. Once or twice a year we just play golf all day. I enjoy it for the fellowship as much as anything. We have a lot of fun. You know, good friends are hard to come by so you really need to treasure those you have.

What's everyone else got planned for the weekend?


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65434: Good morning everyone.

ASA: I may go up to the "Y" and get me a corner room. Actually, my weekend may not even be that exciting; I have a bathroom to paint. I need to start crossing a few things off that "honey-do" list. We haven't had any rain for about 10 or so days so there's no grass to cut (thank you, Lord!). Otherwise, just preaching and spending time with the wife and kids. Y'know, my weekend is starting to sound pretty good!

"Monk" and "Psych" tonight unless we watch the Olympics. Most likely I'll sit there clicker in hand and keep flipping back and forth. That always drives the Mrs. crazy.

BOO: Glad to hear all is well. Here's a cup of coffee to get you going...

REV: Well, it was worth every penny! And it must have cost three whole dollars, American!

The kids start school on Monday, which mean I have to start getting up a half hour earlier. Oh well, who needs sleep, right ROMEENA?

Talk to y'all at lunch.


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65435: Mornin' Y'all- I think Fay has arrived at my rock.Woke up this morning to some rain squalls and wind.It's been nice & breezy here for the past two days with little rain. Nasty out there today.Don't really want the rain but what can ya do about it? Anyhow,things are ok so far.

Boo,glad all went well with Sean's appt.

My thing with the Olympics is that I don't think they should allow professional athletes to participate. Yeah,they do have some weird events,don't they?

Ok,I'm a generous possum,but I just ain't cooking breakfast two days in a row! Asa,since you're off today (some would say you're "off" all the time-ha!)how about treating the gang to breakfast at I HOP?

I was an Archies comic book/cartoon fan too!

"Sugar.. ah,honey,honey..." Remember their song?!

possum under a rock

August 22, 2008 - Msg 65436: Wish Fay would have come our way. We sure could use the rain over here in SC and GA


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65437: POSSUM: I'll make breakfast; "Come to the Honeycomb hideout..." Remember that Saturday morning commercial?

To all in Fay's way, stay safe and dry.


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65438: Thanks for the coffee, M-T, you made it just the way I like it! Asa is right about friends. Yesterday when we went to Houston, we brought Sean's best friends, Josh, along. He is one of the boys with the alcoholic mom that I mention from time to time. Anyway, he definitely has some OCD issues and is already a hoarder at his young age. In the car he and Sean were talking about "Monk" and Josh is a Monk freak. He never misses it. Sean and I watched it the other night to see if it was something he might like but neither of us were really "hooked" by it but should probably give it another chance...sorry you have to paint the bathroom this weekend. I'll trade ya..I have to go to a youth lock-in tonight (groan).

Yes, ASA, I am fairly "sound"....:)

Well, Bruce had another meeting with the builder we hired and that guy really seems to be on the ball and is already at work getting things lined up and giving some good advice. He is allowing Bruce to work along side him and give alot of input, etc. Seems like a really nice guy. Bruce took Erin with him to the meetins since I was out of town and she had a great time, the Mrs was really nice to her and their son played with her. We are supposed to be getting together for a barBque soon. Things are working out well in that department and its a good thing because poor Bruce has been having to work himself to death on the job. He had a big shipment of computers and laptops come in and he has to set all of that up himself. It has to be done and there is nobody to help him until September when the new guy comes on board. He is getting tired, and comes home, eats, watches a little Olympics and off to bed. I barely even see him anymore. It won't last forever but he tells me that he could work everyday around the clock and never catch up.

The kids start school here on Monday, too, and I hate getting up earlier but will be glad for Erin to have something to do and it will be nice to get back to routine.

Laundry awaits!


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65439: Good morning, everyone! It's a beautiful day here. Eddie couldn't mow yesterday because it was too wet, but he's coming today, thank goodness. The grass is above my ankles! It's a good thing Starr doesn't go outside, she'd get lost!

I went to our monthly JOY meeting at church last night - we had hotdogs and peach cobbler with ice cream. Yum! You know, sometimes it's good to count our blessings. A great blessing for me has been that I like just about everything you could put on a table, and absolutely nothing disagrees with me. Out of the eight friends at my table, one doesn't like hotdogs, one likes them but gets indigestion, and one has a doctor who has her so scared of eating even a gram of fat that she refused. That left five of us, and of those five, four left off various trimmings - no onions, no cheese, or no chili, whatever. I was the only one who really enjoyed a great hotdog! Naturally, the fat-fearer didn't eat her cobbler, because of the ice cream. Another doesn't like peach cobbler! Can you imagine? However, fat old diabetic me just sat there munching my hotdog with ALL the trimmings, and ate every smidgin of my cobbler. I took a little extra insulin before the meal, and just did fine. Like I said, I'm so grateful for my eclectic appetite and cast-iron digestion. I like it all!

Well, guess I'd better get moving around here. Starr is hungry and wondering why I haven't fed her, I'm sure. I always get hung up on this computer on my way to the kitchen, and she just hates that! Blessings, friends! --Romeena

August 22, 2008 - Msg 65440: send some rain my way. it ben to hot here allthis week.


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65441: Glad your trip was a safe one, Boo.

I remember that Honeycomb commercial, Me-They. "Honeycomb's big, yeah, yeah, yeah!"

Well, looks like I spoke too soon about my wife understanding why I can't go over to Hawaii to be there with her. I'd like to just snatch up a ticket and whisk off over there, but we just can't afford it. Not if we want to be able to pay the mortgage on the house, along with all the other bills. And she still has to buy another ticket just to get home. It is at a reduced price but it is still up there.
I know she is under a lot of stress right now, but me buying (another) plane ticket just isn't do-able right now.
I even told her(when I thought she was ok with it) that I didn't really want to leave Kai also, because she was already getting really anxious about her mommy being gone, so she said to bring Kai along. Yeah, we couldn't even afford one ticket let alone two. She's not thinking straight, and I understand why, but it is still killing me trying to be the voice of reason when she is begging me to come over. And now is getting angry with me, because she hasn't been calling me lately. I hate to say it, but I am kind of glad when she doesn't call, because she brings up my coming over there all the time, and I have to tell her we can't over and over again.

Hoping you get some cooler weather and some rain soon, Tom.

-Sterling Holobyte

August 22, 2008 - Msg 65442: Prayers your way, Sterling. AIrlines used to offer special rates for funeral travel. Is that still a possibility? THough I'm sure any ticket to Hawaii would be expensive.



August 22, 2008 - Msg 65443: Still Watching: Keen Observer

August 22, 2008 - Msg 65444: That's a tough situation, Sterling, and it is very expensive to fly to Hawaii, I'm sure. Times are really tough for families right now. Prayers for your situation. When is your wife supposed to return?

"Hey" to TOM. It's been hot here, too, but we are getting a little rain now and then at least. Hang in there...fall is coming soon.

Guess what?! Remember I mentioned last week that Erin's best friend had head lice?..well, you guessed it. Erin started scratching her head and I found a few lice, very few and they looked dead already. I have been shampooing her hair with that Paul Mitchell tea tree shampoo that is supposed to repel lice. Anyway, I decided to treat her again with the Lice Free and will have to do all the combing with the nit comb again, etc. I am sick and tire of this business. We seem to have an epidemic of the stuff this summer down here.

Better go fix lunch for the kids...

Almost forgot...last night Bruce and I and the kids were watching the Fun Girl episode and Erin told me, "I like Andy..he's handsome. Don't you think so mom?" I said, "You bet. Andy's got it goin' on". She then pointed to Bruce and said quietly to me, "What if he was bald like Daddy? Would you still like him?". I replied, "Yes, I would love him anyway"..hehe..I thought that was pretty funny.

Better go..


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65445: The Porch is full of Loons..Watch out for them..

August 22, 2008 - Msg 65446: BOO: You're making me itch!

Continued prayers for you STERLING. We'd better bar the door to the Honeycomb Hideout.


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65447: TOM: If you get some rain, please share. We could use some, too.


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65448: Good to hear that this unconventional family may be coming together.."It maybe why other people have left the porch and others do not join..Please think about this and what you want for the future of The Porch. There is a big tent philosophy and a safe, stay the same, just us mentality."

August 22, 2008 - Msg 65449: It may be, Opiemom, I think the funeral discount is what my wife is using to get her ticket home, and that is after she paid twice as much for her round trip ticket(but she extended it too long so she couldn't use it to get back) but that is still going to be a good $500 or more. So even if I could get a deal like that, it would still be too much right now. I just hope she will understand that.

Boo, I don't know when the funeral is, so I don't know when she is coming home. They had her Grandma's funeral was a week after she died(she was cremated).

Thanks M-T.

I remember Andre The Giant in a Honeycomb commercial. I forgot who else did them. I know there were a bunch of celebrities.

-Sterling Holobyte

August 22, 2008 - Msg 65450: Will continue to pray for you Sterling and your wife. What a difficult situation. I know that we would be in the same boat if it were us. We just wouldn't have the money for the tickets. Praying that your wife will understand


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65451: Msg 65448. I don't understand your post. What unconventional family are you speaking about, and what on earth does it have to do with folks joining, leaving, or the price of rice in China?
Please elaborate and also please identify yourself if you want folks to take your post seriously.


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65452: Hey Boo - did you know that KoolAid (without the sugar of course) and put in water will kill lice? Weider things have been true. A friend of mine told me that so she tried it on her goats (she figured if it worked on people it should work on goats) and by golly - it did! She uses the lemonade and the watermelon/kiwi (the light colors. Thought that was interesting.

Prayers for my Alma Mater (Cincinnat Christian University). A professor left her 11 month old daughter in the minivan a couple of days ago and I don't have to tell you the horror she found 8 hours later. No I don't understand how you can leave a baby in the carseat - mine talked to much or babbled. . .but it happened. They all need our prayers.

I am not sure about 65448 - I think it goes back to global warming. . .or maybe the weather. . .wasn't it Calvin Cooledge who talked about the weather?!


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65453: That is truly tragic, HM. It's easy to condemn such things, but, given the right (or wrong) set of circumstances, there but for the grace of God...Prayers for that poor woman.

ASA: Messages 65443, 65445, and 65448 are all the same poster.


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65454: Now, that is one I have never heard, HM...koolaide. I read about alot of remedies and never read that one. Interesting. I used the LiceFreeee and it is non-toxic and works well. Of course, the KoolAid would be cheaper, wouldn't it? If we get a repeat, I will try it.

Oh my, so sad about the baby. That happened to 2 different children here in Texas last week. One was a toddler whose mom was a nurse and left him asleep in the back while she worked her shift. She said she forgot to drop him at the daycare. I can't even imagine the horror of such a thing. God help the parents. Everyone is in such a hurry these days, rushing here and there, and if a child is asleep in a carseat, I can see how it might happen.

It looks like it is about to storm here. I think I will go out and take a look around..


August 22, 2008 - Msg 65455: Tragic about that child, hm. I have to say I don't really understand how that can happen, though Kai was always crying for one reason or another so it would have been hard to forget about her.
I suppose it could happen quite innocently, but my child was always in the back of my mind when doing anything, so it is still hard for me to understand.
I'm not condemning, mind you. It's just tragic, any way around.

-Sterling Holobyte

August 22, 2008 - Msg 65456: Good afternoon, friends. Such a tragedy, all the children who die every summer in a hot car. I'm sure a lot of pets die the same way, it just doesn't make the papers. Tragic and sad, and hard to understand. If it's hard for us to understand it, just imagine how the parents must feel. They will spend the rest of their life asking how they could have done such a thing. There must be something about the unguarded moment, the preoccupied mind, unusual circumstances, a change in routine, whatever - that one would have to experience to really understand. I think it's time for automakers to explore a safety device, perhaps a motion sensor mounted in the center of the roof of the interior of a car, something that activates in five minutes after the engine is turned off, something like that. It could then start blowing the horn like a theft alarm, or sounding a siren or something. I can't believe that in a world where the car can be started from a remote location, or the doors unlocked by someone across the country (an OnStar service), a forgotten-child sentry couldn't be developed. It would need a kill-switch, so that an adult could remain in the car by choice, but that would have to be a proactive option.

Sterling, I really hope your wife will realize that you're ultimately trying to protect her by not going into debt for that ticket. However, as you said, she's probably not thinking straight right now, so is it possible that it might be the best thing to just bite the bullet and go on over there? You'll have to double up to pay for it later, but that should tell her a lot, too, that you would put yourself out that much for her. Just wondering....

Boo, I think I'd be keeping Erin away from that little girl, or talking with her mother about getting her bug problem under control. You're right, though, the miserable things do seem to be more prevalent here lately. A lot of the nurses who have small children have been talking about it. So far, my grandkids have escaped, though they are in school. I wouldn't be surprised if they got them there, but they haven't yet.

Well, gotta run. Be blessed, everyone --Romeena

August 22, 2008 - Msg 65457: Just thought about something else. You know, I really don't remember anything about children dying in hot cars when my own were little. I've been wondering about that, because I can't imagine that we were such wonderful parents that we wouldn't have let such a thing happen. I think I've finally hit on the answer. We didn't have carseats! Nothing like parents have today, the cocoon-like, rear-facing shells in the back seat, that are so comfortable the kid goes to sleep immediately. No, our toddlers stood on the front seat braced behind our shoulder, or if very small, they lay on the seat beside us, or sat in someone's lap. There were a few "car seats", a little box-like affair with holes for the kid's legs to poke through, and it was mounted on two bars that curved over the back of the passenger seat, suspending the whole thing in mid-air over the seat. Ours sported a little steering wheel, positioned at just the right level to knock out any front teeth the child might have had, in the event of a crash. There just was no way the kids were out of sight and possibly out of mind. It's a bit hard to forget a child that's sitting in a lap, or lying beside you on the seat. I guess this is just one example of technology working against us. --Romeena