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jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
I would like to take this opportunity to make known to everyone here that right now, I have more posts than mousethief!
I expect that special status will not last through to tomorrow. :sunglasses:
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  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    And now he has more posts than me! **sigh**
  • Bwahahaha! But the hosts are way ahead of me. My work is cut out for me.
  • ClimacusClimacus Shipmate
    I give you til Tuesday.
    :smiley:
  • LothlorienLothlorien All Saints Host
    But it was fine while it lasted. I’m still ahead, so far.
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    mousethief wrote: »
    Bwahahaha! But the hosts are way ahead of me. My work is cut out for me.
    But, but, but... I am a host! :cry:
  • john holdingjohn holding Ecclesiantics Host, Dead Horses Host, Mystery Worshipper Host
    As we all know, MT, it's effectiveness, not size that matters. Who's ahead, we ask?
  • BoogieBoogie Shipmate
    I now have more than mousethief - but he may be asleep now :sunglasses:
  • Lily PadLily Pad Shipmate
    Boogie, you know that is because the games are moving along so quickly! He's likely waking up and will get ahead of you again while you are sleeping.
  • LeRocLeRoc Shipmate
    Right at this moment, the European beer crate curling championship is happening. And we're not even discussing it.
  • How refreshing to read all about people boasting about their post count for a change, instead of seeing endless pictures of snow. Mind you, the background colour of this thread might be one large picture of snow, it's hard to tell.
  • PantsPants Shipmate
    I haven't been very good on the post count for years. I remember when I was on page one. It was my proudest moment.
  • LydaLyda Shipmate
    Pants wrote: »
    I haven't been very good on the post count for years. I remember when I was on page one. It was my proudest moment.

    Me, too. I used to track my position page to page in the directory. When I got to the first page- hurray! And I ended up in the top thirty. I'll never match those palmy days. :anguished:
  • AmyAmy Shipmate
    Pants wrote: »
    I haven't been very good on the post count for years. I remember when I was on page one. It was my proudest moment.

    I'll never compete on post count. But now that I can sensibly post from mobile, maybe I'll take part more than I have done recently!
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    I finally made five from the top of page two. Zappa is the top of that page! So very close!
  • Lily PadLily Pad Shipmate
    LeRoc wrote: »
    Right at this moment, the European beer crate curling championship is happening. And we're not even discussing it.

    Share a link or it never happened! :wink:
  • PantsPants Shipmate
    Lyda wrote: »
    Pants wrote: »
    I haven't been very good on the post count for years. I remember when I was on page one. It was my proudest moment.

    Me, too. I used to track my position page to page in the directory. When I got to the first page- hurray! And I ended up in the top thirty. I'll never match those palmy days. :anguished:

    Ah, when we were young. ;)
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    I have a confession to make: when we were getting toward the last days of the Old Ship I was approaching 20,000 posts and I made it by virtue of playing several rounds of some of the games in the Circus.
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    I have a tale to tell which may creep some folks out. (Marvin the Martian...this means you!)

    I was doing a small load of laundry this morning, and when I opened the washer, I saw what looked like a bristle section from a brush of some kind stuck in one of the drum holes. After throwing the clothes into the dryer, I plucked the bristles out of the hole and was going to place it in the trash, when I noticed something holding onto my forefinger. The bristle was a long-legged spider!

    I don't mind those spiders, as they eat any ants in my home. However, I don't hold them in my hands!! I hope it was a spiderly 'thank you' after what must have been a terrifying spin!!
  • Overheard in the drug store this morning while waiting in line, " I do not think the wheels on his bus any longer go round and round." No idea who they were talking about but found it funny.
  • HedgehogHedgehog Shipmate
    Nice flub at Mass this morning. The deacon was reading the gospel selection from Mark. He happily read how the apostles went out preaching repentance..."and driving out deacons---umm, demons!" :lol:
  • HuiaHuia Shipmate
    My all time favourite at church was on Mothering Sunday when the person leading the prayers payed for "our mothers who neutered us" :anguished:
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    Overheard in the drug store this morning while waiting in line, " I do not think the wheels on his bus any longer go round and round." No idea who they were talking about but found it funny.
    You're not old enough.
  • HuiaHuia Shipmate
    Miss Amanda, I don't think it's about age, that song is everlasting. I taught it about 28 years ago and I heard a pre-schooler and her Nanny (Grandma) singing this on my bus last week. They sang some of the verses in Maori. It was lovely.
  • Recently I have notice a click-bait that shows a photo which (from the clothes/hairstyles) appears to show a scene from decades back. Because it is click-bait, of course, the photo is of a pretty young woman wearing something tight. And the caption reads: "Photoshop Didn't Exist Back Then, So Yes This Is Real."

    Okay, that is just stupid: Photoshop exists NOW so an old photo (no matter HOW old) can be manipulated.

    Sorry. It just irritates me and I had to find somewhere to vent. Please, go on about your business.
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    Reminds me of a YouTube of Glenn Gould playing Beethoven's Sonata No. 32. I didn't think it was possible for anyone to play the piano that fast. Of course, nowadays digital sound tracks can be sped up or slowed down without affecting the pitch, but in Gould's day that technology did not exist. I'd like to believe that the speed at which the recording has Gould playing the piece is the speed at which he actually played it, but honestly I just don't know.
  • I got asked by a priest yesterday whether I had a version of the Bible I was comfortable with. I was confused there are so many versions on my bookshelf. In the end I answered that I do have a version I prefer for devotional use.
  • Why is it that angels in the Bible are "he" but Christmas tree Angels are "she"?
  • HedgehogHedgehog Shipmate
    Because Christmas angels are important, but Biblical angels are just bit parts.
  • Hedgehog wrote: »
    Because Christmas angels are important, but Biblical angels are just bit parts.

    😀😂

    Just read a wonderful estate agent's description for a property in a village near us.
    The comment was made that the Heads of the Valleys road could be accessed via a picturesque mountain road. It didn't say that to get onto the main mountain road to Dowlais Top, where you can get onto the Heads of the Valleys road, you first have to drive a few miles along a steep, winding, single track with passing places bus route.
    So not lying, but certainly being economical with the truth!
  • NicoleMRNicoleMR Shipmate
    My brother and i just took down my Christmas tree and undecorated my apartment.
  • Last Thursday I and a friend, younger male, went to have coffee together as we periodically do. The cafe works in such a way that a different person serves you at your table to the person who takes the order. The young woman serving us confidently put the cappuccino down in front of me and the black americano* in front of him. We waited for her to depart and then swapped.

    There was some interesting stereotyping going on there but I have not quite sorted out what.

    *This was decaf but do not think she would have known that.
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    Don't they misspell your name on the cup when you order?
  • On a pottery cup? The papers ones in the shop are only for takeaway and they are trying to get us to bring our own. Mind you misspelling my name usually means I get a male one so not much use.
  • Re stereotyping:

    Maybe assumption/experience that women are more apt to have fancy coffee drinks, and men the plainer stronger ones? She might also have just been in a hurry.

    FWIW.
  • TrudyTrudy Heaven Host
    I usually order coffee in a restaurant and my husband usually orders tea. I'd say about 50% of the time the waiter or waitress puts the drinks down in front of the wrong person, because I think there's an assumption (here anyway) that coffee is more of a Man's Drink while women prefer tea. (Also happens if I order, say, a burger and he orders a salad).
  • This afternoon SSE sent an engineer to put a new smart meter in. The engineer was a young woman. She has been fully qualified for about 18 months. I congratulated her and said I hope she had real equality with her colleagues. It seems that, yes, she has. There is apparently a young woman engineer over Portsmouth way but they are few and far between!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    I have three female friends who trained as engineers (one subsequently took holy orders and is an archdeacon), but you're right - lady engineers are quite a rarity.
  • In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I give you the delightful Winky, the Bichon Frise at the Westminster Dog Show.

    Dogs & I are not usually a team (I prefer to socialize with cats), but I adore Winky. I don’t care about the official result: he’s MY best-in-show!

  • Piglet wrote: »
    I have three female friends who trained as engineers (one subsequently took holy orders and is an archdeacon), but you're right - lady engineers are quite a rarity.

    One of our young female parishioners trained as a civil engineer, and now works for one of Australia's largest contractors on huge projects such as motorway construction. She wears pink gumboots on site, and I would like to be an observer as this blonde sylph in her hard hat and pink boots gives the construction gangs the rounds of the kitchen, as she has recounted on visits home.
  • HedgehogHedgehog Shipmate
    Heh! It probably has been this way for a time now, but I just noticed that, on the Ship's list of Popular Tags, "atheism" has 4 hits, while "Jesus" has only 3. ITTWACW!!!
  • SusanDoris wrote: »
    This afternoon SSE sent an engineer to put a new smart meter in. The engineer was a young woman.

    I'm happy for her, but I hope she was an electrician rather than an engineer.
  • FirenzeFirenze Purgatory Host, Host Emeritus
    I think nowadays the people who come to tinker with your gas/electric/telephone/wifi etc are all ‘engineers’ in the same way all policemen are ‘officers’.
  • Penny SPenny S Shipmate
    edited April 22
    It is absolutely a tangent, but I have been looking for somewhere to post that I have noticed that the font on this site adjusts itself when dealing with double fs, as in coffee, and toffee, and the officers above, so that the first one is smaller. And I now add to that that fi becomes one as well. I really appreciate that attention to typeface detail.
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    Just wanted to post here in the interests of Full Disclosure™.

    There is a thread in our neighboring district of Hell. A certain former Hell Host is making the erroneous claim that Hell won the Heaven-Hell war of not-so-recent memory.

    The only reason they won is because the Heavenly citizens are polite and kind, and the Hellions were getting cranky. We allowed them to think they had won, but the actual victors were, well, US!! I believe that I still have samples of the chintz fabric Miss_Molly and I used as lovely curtains and valences to decorate what passes for windows in Hell. You have no idea how much just that little touch brightened up the place. Whereas the Hellions who snuck into Heaven "decorated" our lovely environs with brimstone and lots of smoke and other unmentionable "things". We had to repaint, and everything that could be washed was, and then hung out to air for months.

    I believe that @Belisarius could back me up on this information.

    History books can be so misleading, can't they?
    @RooK
    @Doc Tor
    @Eutychus
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    Oh, and we have better music.
  • Doc TorDoc Tor Hell Host
    You have a stairway. We have a highway.
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    Hahaha! So you do!
  • RooKRooK Admin Emeritus
    jedijudy wrote: »
    There is a thread in our neighboring district of Hell. A certain former Hell Host is making the erroneous claim that Hell won the Heaven-Hell war of not-so-recent memory.

    Bless your heart. That is not quite correct. The claim was not that "Hell won the Heaven/Hell war", but rather that "Heaven Lost". Technically, Hell lost too - because only @Stoo actually won, if you'll recall. But that's one of the facets of Hell that fluffy bunnies miss: there is no hope or ambition, just a dedication to misery.
    To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
  • EutychusEutychus Admin
    This time's round had more Rickrolls, though.
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