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Post by Breezey Breezey on Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:10 am

Doing okay. smile2
Would ya like a cookie?  fire marshmallow  Here, have a marshmallow instead. lol

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Post by Tater Salad on Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:14 am

I'd rather have a s'more; that's like a combination of a cookie and a marshmallow.

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:21 am

I know what a s'more is. lol
I have forgotten how to stay off topic!

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Post by JackRabbit on Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:34 pm

"Yawning is your body's way of saying
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Post by Breezey Breezey on Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:42 pm

So... after a LONG time, you post about yawning! I'll have you know I am tired and want a nap! 
And who is Rocket J Squirrel?

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Post by JackRabbit on Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:12 pm

Breezey Breezey wrote:So... after a LONG time, you post about yawning! I'll have you know I am tired and want a nap! 
And who is Rocket J Squirrel?
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Remember Rocky and Bullwinkle (cartoons)?
Well, "Rocket J. Squirrel" is Rocky's official name.

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:27 pm

I remember. I just don't think I ever knew that abut that squirrel.  Shocked

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Post by Tater Salad on Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:05 pm

Squirrels eat nuts.

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:37 pm

Well then, Tater... I suggest you run and hide!!  laughing ass off

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Post by Tater Salad on Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:47 pm

Like Jekyll and Hyde?

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Post by P on Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:19 am

What is the meaning of life?


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Post by Breezey Breezey on Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:48 pm

When you read something, and it makes you think..what are you thinking?  lollipop

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Post by P on Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:59 am

In the case of that particular question I'm thinking wether to report it or not. I can answer if someone has a genuine need, I can give a facetious answer, I can just ignore it and move on, or, if someone is being particularly annoying, I can raise a flag, Which.Has.Happened. Frequently!!!

Just like life really.


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Post by Breezey Breezey on Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:14 am

I believe when others stop answering, it won't be asked anymore. And it still beats the ones meant to attack other users.. as has been done through the years. So many people attacked, insulted...that's the ones that bother me mostly. I can ignore what is repeated too much or asked too often. 
And still... the meaning of life... 
I believe it's what we give it for each of our own lives. Others disagree.

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Post by P on Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:19 am

I now report those as soon as I come across them. It just goes on and on. At least it beats typing 42 all the time.


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Post by Breezey Breezey on Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:01 am

I'm kind of thinking a place loses it's main purpose and liking when you do reporting as a regular thing. 
I  don't think any site that allows interaction can claim to be social free. Is that even a phrase? lol It is now!

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Post by Tater Salad on Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:34 pm

Watermelons contain a lot of water!

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:53 pm

Potatoes don't really have faces!  scared smiley

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Post by Tater Salad on Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:54 am

but they do have eyes!

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Post by P on Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:49 am

When they were small my kids had a Mr Potato Head. Some of the creations they came up with were WIERD!



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Post by Breezey Breezey on Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:43 am

Yes, they have eyes... all the better to see with? lol

I think a person can make just about any kind of potato head now....??
And weird is what kids aim for, yes? lol 

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Post by P on Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:56 pm

How much this time?


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Post by P on Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:58 pm

How much snow this time?


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Post by Breezey Breezey on Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:38 pm

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Post by Tater Salad on Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:06 am

Popsicles melt in your mouth AND your hands!

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Post by lorry p on Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:14 pm

Chocolate melts in your mouth and your hands..... Imagine if it snowed chocolate.. Would it worth being so cold for? Would you look forward to Winter more? From where I am, australia flag I would be missing out big time. sunny

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Post by Tater Salad on Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:32 am

M&M's turn into W&W's if you turn them upside down.

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Post by P on Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:19 am

I can see you guys are doing fine without my "help", keep going!


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Post by Breezey Breezey on Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:24 am

M&Ms will be a chocolate mess when in your mouth! 
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Post by Tater Salad on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:51 am

OMG! Naked M&M's! Shocked

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Post by P on Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:00 am

No!!!! It's just a brown coat!


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Post by lorry p on Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:03 am

So ... M&M's are fashion conscious then??? Seeing as they like to wear the latest colours.

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:51 am

It's a job lady! It pays the bills!  rollonfloor

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Post by Tater Salad on Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:46 am

Peaches and almonds are related.

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Post by P on Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:46 am

If water doesn't run up hill, how does a syphon work?



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Post by Breezey Breezey on Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:45 am

Are we still off topic, because... I read some interesting things and want to stay  ON topic and discuss them! lol

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Post by Tater Salad on Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:09 am

P wrote:If water doesn't run up hill, how does a syphon work?



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Siphons work by vaccuum.

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Post by Tater Salad on Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:11 am

Breezey Breezey wrote:Are we still off topic, because... I read some interesting things and want to stay  ON topic and discuss them! lol


Hmm, seems to me that if you stay on topic in the off topic section, then you will be off topic, since the goal is to stay off topic instead of on topic.

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Post by P on Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:55 am

Rock on Tater!


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Post by P on Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:06 am

By the way...... continuing off topic...... have you heard about the latest discovery from Cambridge University. It anti aging chocolate, good for wrinkles!!!

When can I get some?

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:41 am

Peaches and almonds.... that has me wondering. 

And.. anti aging chocolate.... uh huh.... no money smiley

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Post by Tater Salad on Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:11 am

Only one more month until spring! (In the northern hemisphere)

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Could seem like a very long month, we're expecting snow again just when I'm off on holiday.


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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:49 am

Tater, I don't believe it's spring until it actually looks and feels like spring. I don't think March is usually it? 

We got more snow last night and I believe more is on the way.

How long til Christmas? Just wondering.....

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Post by P on Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:52 am

Spring: one day in August!
Winter: the other 364.

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:15 am

What about Summer?!!  Shocked

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Post by P on Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:18 am

Summer?  That only happens in Australia, apparently.


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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:23 am

That's just awful!!! 

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Post by lorry p on Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:32 am

You can have our Summer P.. I do not like it much... apart from the bbq's and the beach.. 40 degrees celcuis plus are NOT fun. australia flag sunny

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So THATS why no-one over here has aircon!



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