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xfox 03-22-2009 10:10 PM

this train

Coffee 03-24-2009 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by Frieda (Post 408312)
...still don't know how that thing ended up growing in a flowerpot on my balcony, but it looks pretty neat.

?New Poser de Jeur?

How did the cattail find its way into Frieda's pot?

Stephi_B 03-24-2009 02:56 PM

By trial & error the cattail finally found its way into Frieda's pot....

lukkucairi 03-24-2009 03:55 PM

manx cat alone and distraught in amsterdam

Marcus Bales 03-24-2009 07:01 PM


He escaped!

Hyakujo's Fox 03-24-2009 08:50 PM


Odbe 03-25-2009 03:56 AM

^ and ^^ and ^^^ :D :D

It used Google Maps to find its way there.

treekisser 03-25-2009 11:16 AM

Shhh! It thinks it's a tulip.

Coffee 03-25-2009 03:27 PM

It was a moderately windy day in Frieda's town when a bit of fluff from a cattail released from the mother plant and was blown into a canal. "EEEEK" said Seed, since everyone knows seeds prefer to fall in dirt, not water.

Luckily a Momma duck and her ducklings were paddling by and Seed managed to grab onto one of the ducklings. Seed clung desperately to a baby duckling's fluffy feathers as it went for a ride with the duck family up and down the canal. It was finally able to let go in a park while the ducks were being fed lunch scraps by a lovely blonde girl with a limp. Seed hoped to attach to the lovely girl since she seemed so nice and it prayed for a favorable breeze carry itself the few feet to her. She looked like someone that apreciated nature and thus plants and stuff... but fate was not to bring them together quite so easily. Just then the wind kicked up and Seed was instead blown away, again over the water.

This time Seed blew onto the deck of a water taxi, where it was picked up on the cuff of a tourist's pants. At first Seed was pretty dissapointed and pined for the pretty blonde girl. The tourist was loud, kind of smelly, and seemed rather crude at times. However the tourist unknowingly took Seed to a museum, a stage play, a hash bar, and a strip club, which was pretty exciting and not something seeds usualy got the oportunity to do. Seed decided that maybe hanging out with a tourist was pretty cool, till the tourist went to a hole in the wall bar recomended by a taxi driver...whereupon the taxi driver's friends pummeled the hapless visitor for rudely mispronouncing a dutch word that came out sounding like "P*ssy". They stole his watch and his cash and tossed him sensless out into an alley next to the bar. Seed decided it would very much not like to hang out with tourists after all...at least unless it could find one who learned to pronounce local dialects better.

A stray cat making her rounds decided to utilize the insensate bit of warmth the alley provided and she curled up againsts the tourist's warm legs. Seed took the oportunity offered and transfer'd to the cat's fur in a safe spot right behind it's neck where the cat couldn't get at it. Unfortunately, Seed hadn't counted on getting stuck there. The fur was so matted from lack of brushing that it acted like velcro, trapping Seed in place.

The cat, and her passenger Seed, spent a bedraggled week together on her tour of favorite garbage cans, gardens, sunny decks and porches. Seed got tantalizing views of soft dirt in various gardens and flower pots. One of those sunny decks on Cat's rounds turned out to belong to the pretty blonde girl with the limp. Seed spotted the pretty blonde girl through the doors of the porch. It was a lovely deck full of well tended flowerpots and Seed just knew it would be happy there if only it could get off of Cat. But Seed was very stuck and could not get itself free. But fate was kind to seed, and one day while sunning herself on pretty blonde girl's deck. the cat was startled by the pretty blonde girl herself opening the balcony door on her way out to water her plants. Seed was dislodged as the cat brushed against a shrubbery on its way off the balcony, and the seed happily fell loose into the dirt of a flower pot where it remained unnoticed till Frieda's watering eventualy transformed the happy seed into a much apreciated cattail...and it lived happily ever after.

The end, till another windy day.

Brynn 03-25-2009 03:32 PM

Cattail drove over immediately to offer support and a pan of lasagna as soon as she heard that Little Brown Tree (on the right) had started chemo.

topcat 03-25-2009 08:32 PM

magic dust

Jack Flanders 03-26-2009 02:43 AM

coffee wins!!

Hyakujo's Fox 03-26-2009 03:16 AM

It thought it was WEED!

Stephi_B 03-26-2009 09:28 AM

^ & ^^


Odbe 03-27-2009 04:57 AM

?Q? 27Mar09

Does Coffee perchance have a lot of free time?
(Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

Hyakujo's Fox 03-27-2009 11:15 AM

Wherever there's coffee, there's a break. :)

treekisser 03-27-2009 12:04 PM

If time is money, then "free" time must be an oxymoron. (No offense, Coffee!)

Coffee 03-27-2009 01:44 PM

Ya, this free time is really cutting into my credit :(

Jack Flanders 03-28-2009 02:18 AM


trisherina 03-28-2009 03:40 PM

¿ question of the day ? for the weekend of March 28th:

If someone says/does something you disagree with or otherwise find objectionable, are you more likely to let it go or confront the matter? And yes, I know there are things you can't let go and things you can. But which are you more likely to do in the majority of situations -- let it go, or take it on?

YsaPur EsChomuw 03-28-2009 04:11 PM

If I care about the person I'm more likely to argue, especially if the matter's important enough. Otherwise I don't give two tiny titmouse droppings...

Jack Flanders 03-28-2009 07:44 PM

I'm usually a let it go person as of late because I've found I've made the situation worse by bringing up the problem and then being misunderstood. And then I cry. :(

Hyakujo's Fox 03-28-2009 09:34 PM

When the drunk who started a conversation with me in the cafe referred to the amygdala and pointed above his collar bone, I just let it go, but when he told me André Gide and Marcel Proust were the same person I felt obliged to tell him 'I didn't know that'.

Marcus Bales 03-29-2009 12:40 AM

That's why HFox and I get along so well: no matter what I tell him, he says "I didn't know that."

trisherina 03-29-2009 10:51 AM

"Yeah, yeah... he was pretty carotid, all right."

zero 03-29-2009 12:28 PM


MoJoRiSin 03-29-2009 02:39 PM

:confused: ^
to mo this is the entire problem with
being married and having a child
now correcting someone is my job ?
Y I K E S! :o :o :o :o
otherwise mo's nature is as that as an observer
you know

Stephi_B 03-29-2009 04:55 PM

more let-it-go-like, unless something hits a "hot spot" of sorts.

zero 03-30-2009 04:32 PM

NEW! qotd

¿ how did your chat with a stranger go?


madasacutsnake 03-30-2009 07:29 PM

It went brilliantly well.

You: hi
Stranger: hello
Stranger: how are you today
You: hello stranger
Stranger: holla
You: i'm well thank-you how are you
You: this is weird
Stranger: good, not perfect but i'm good enough
You: do you come here often
Stranger: no it's my first time
You: oh mine too
Stranger: good
You: you said holla
You: you must be mercan
Stranger: No, I though you was
You: no i be australian
You: never was mercan
Stranger: from which country then
You: i'm australian..........
Stranger: nice, I'm from Syria
You: oh cool
You: i'll call the hotline
Stranger: and why is that
You: its what we citizens are asked to do
You: if we suspect syrians
Stranger: are you serious !!!!!
You: well, i'm serious about there being a hotline
You: but its for reporting suspected terrorist activity
You: not syrians
Stranger: Ahh
Stranger: good for you
You: unless you're a terrorist??
Stranger: if i was, I wouldn't be chatting with you
You: oh i'm offended now
Stranger: I would come over your house and blow everything up
You: i tell you what
You: i do have this neighbour i cant stand
You: and i promise not to ring the hotline..........
Stranger: just call me...
You: fantastic!
Stranger: and I'll take a good care of him
You: her
You: but you can take care of the husband too
You: i'm not keen on him either
You: do you do dogs?
You: the dog barks a lot
Stranger: if that is tha case....I'm gonna call my friends too
You: now
You: we may have to think this thing through
You: because a group of syrians arriving at the airport
You: carrying
You: um, what will you use?
You: fertiliser?
Stranger: No, we are more advanced
You: ooooo fabulous!
You: that fertiliser with the added growth booster?
You: anyway a group of syrians
You: arriving at the airport
You: armerd with bags of manure
You: may attract a bit of attention
You: come on syrian
You: you must have planned this sort of thing befor
You: help me out here
Stranger: ohhh come on are you real it's 1AM here and It'll take me a couple of days to be prepared
You: i can't wait a couple of days!
Stranger: but I'll give you some hints
You: in the old days i used to get way better service from you syrians
You: ok hints are good
Stranger: CAR....C4.....mobile.......BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stranger: how about that
You: whats a c4
You: see,its going wrong already
Stranger: plastic explosives
Stranger: you are an amateur........!!!
You: thats why i need a syrian
You: though i'm suss on you
You: you dont seem to know what to do with the manure
You: i actually think you might be making this stuff up
Connection imploded.

Stephi_B 03-30-2009 07:56 PM

(My granny told me not to talk with strangers unless they're interesting and/or hot and that I should make my own explosives, such that my studies weren't for naught and all that....)

trisherina 03-30-2009 09:39 PM

You: hallo
Stranger: hi
You: how do you feel about carrot cake?
Stranger: its nice
You: with or without cream cheese frosting?
Stranger: with
You: definitely
Stranger: its awesome
You: baking one now
You: just the thing for spring
You: you do need carrots though
Stranger: do you have a life?
You: why would you ask that?
Stranger: answer it please
You: you'll have to explain what you mean
Stranger: ..............
Your conversational partner has disconnected.

trisherina 03-30-2009 10:02 PM

You: hello
You: did you hear that?
Stranger: my mommy said not to talk to strangers
Stranger: what??
You: the silence
You: it means the shelling's stopped
Stranger: lolz ru a turtle?
You: i m so not
Stranger: but ur shell stopped
You: toodle

trisherina 03-30-2009 10:13 PM

third time, the charm
You: hello
Stranger: hello
You: ever use this before?
Stranger: Yes
You: anything more interesting than this happen?
Stranger: A lot of people will spam you.
You: hmmm
Stranger: Some people will ask random questions.
Stranger: but mostly yeah, this.
You: that seems reasonable
Stranger: Sometimes people will spontaneously roleplay. My friend tried to get me to do that, but eh.
You: what time of day is it where you are?
Stranger: 6 PM
You: i've never roleplayed
You: i suspect it would make me laugh too much to type
You: it is 7 pm here
Stranger: I see.
You: well, i'm pretty much all out of questions
Stranger: ok
You: oh i have one more
You: where did you see this application?
Stranger: On livejournal.com
Stranger: on a fandom community.
You: interesting
You: can i ask fandom of what?
Stranger: ....Axis Powers Hetalia
You: ah
Stranger: I find it a bit embarassing to talk about
Stranger: but since it's anonymous here...
You: i find it a bit embarrassing that i can only vaguely guess it must be a game?
Stranger: No, it's a webcomic
You: oh good grief what a bonehead
You: sorry about that
Stranger: heh
You: well de gustibus non est disputandum and all that
Stranger: heh
You: i was linked to it on a message board
Stranger: ah
You: well i must get dinner on
You: thank you for the polite conversation
Stranger: ok
You: (people are not always polite to strangers)
You: toodle
Stranger: take care

brightpearl 03-31-2009 02:43 AM

It was completely hilarious. But I've re-thought posting the whole thing. Suffice it to say it was a conspiracy theorist.

I'm afraid to do it again. :D

Brynn 03-31-2009 02:09 PM

Why do I get the strong feeling that I was actually talking to Zero?

Stranger: brb
You: Hi there
Stranger: Ok back now...
Stranger: you were saying?
Stranger: shit...brb
You: what does brb mean?
Stranger: Alright, back now - brb=be right back
You: it sounds like a surreal kind of babble
Stranger: shit..phone...brb
You: ah - the generations between us I guess
You: hahahahaa!
Stranger: ok..back in the saddle now..
Stranger: so whats new?
Stranger: brb...sorry
You: what's so busy now?
You: you are funny
Stranger: ok...here again....
Stranger: who are you again? damn..
You: I'm flabbergasted :-)
Stranger: phone
Stranger: brb
You: LOL!
You: I miss you already
Stranger: Ok...this is crazy...you were sayin...DAMN...
Stranger: brb
Stranger: Another day another dollar...back again...
Stranger: so how the hell are yo...brb
You: you know, I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship
Stranger: ok...this is crazy
Stranger: hey...
Stranger: hi :)
You: hi
Stranger: phone...brb
You: I haven't laughed so hard all morning, and I've only been up for five minutes
Stranger: hello?
Stranger: oh..its you
You: hi there
Stranger: Wow!
Stranger: shit..brb
Stranger: Ok...things seem to be in order again....where were we?
You: okay, I'm going to stay here until you reveal something personal and then I'm going to abandon you
Stranger: Oh...no..you're kidding me..brb
You: sort of but I'm open to change
Stranger: Yes...mmmhmm..I see..you don't say...shit brb...ok I'm back now...brb...back now
You: wait - do you hear a phone ringing?
Stranger: PHONE...BRB
Stranger: back.
Stranger: Hi.
You: your life is full of variety
Stranger: brb
Stranger: Ok..that was quick. What's new?
You: phone - chat phone chat- no wait - phone...I could talk to myself i guess
Stranger: damn..brb
Stranger: Ok back now...
You: but now the suspense is killing me
Stranger: a/s/l?
You: uh huh
Stranger: wait..wait..don't answer that..
Stranger: brb
You: what's a/s/l?
Stranger: finally...where were we?
You: and while we're at it, what's the meaning of life?
You: brb
Stranger: can you believe....my phone is ringing.... b to the r to the b
Stranger: Hi my brother...new around here?
Stranger: brb
Stranger: back
Stranger: whoops brb
You: this is a beautiful example of - oh, brb
Stranger: Hello? hello? hello?
Stranger: brb
Stranger: Jesus my cock is itchy...
Stranger: brb
You: you are so popular can I be your - oh now seriously, MY phone is ringing.
Stranger: FINE...I can't put up waiting for you ALL DAY!

That was hilarious. And demoralizing. Could not engage - WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME??? :D :D :D

zero 03-31-2009 03:03 PM


Hyakujo's Fox 03-31-2009 06:41 PM

Stranger: hello
You: hi random stranger
Stranger: hi
You: hi
You: how are you today?
Stranger: orchidaceous
You: that's great
Stranger: i guess
You: well you could be herbaceous
Stranger: i guess
Stranger: do you like witches?
You: black or white?
Stranger: black is better
You: so they tell me
Stranger: i hope so
You: yeah I got nothing against witches
Your conversational partner has disconnected.

Brynn 03-31-2009 08:35 PM

oh my goodness
You: hi
Stranger: say hi
You: no you say hi
You: say it!
Stranger: i did, just had a say in front
You: say hi!
You: oh
Stranger: hola
You: hola and bonjour
Stranger: aloha
Stranger: oshikuru is not for kids
You: all I can think of it "kamikaze"
Stranger: japanese sci fi moby dick
You: neither is - well what direction shall we go in?
You: brainwash liver specks
Stranger: up or down, up to you
You: word association's working for me maybe?
Stranger: putt-putt saves teh zoo
You: gravel babies die quickly
Stranger: unreal freddie fish in dry cereal
You: tonight I save enough pennies to go to the arcade and then whoopsies daisies
You: you're fun
Stranger: daisy ran over myrtle with gatsby's car
You: oh no there goes the neighborhood
Stranger: my girlfriend doesn't think so
You: fair enough fly man
Stranger: i'm no fun at all
You: I disagree
Stranger: i'm considering killing myself
You: you are monster fun
Stranger: you think so?
You: oh well, do try to put that off for as long as possible
You: yes, sure you're fun
You: are you serious about ...?
Stranger: thank you, i might not kill myself now
Stranger: i was, but if random strangers find me fun then there might be hope for me
You: hey, no real reason to because life changes pretty quickly
You: well you are fun
You: how old are you
Stranger: 16
You: I wanted to do that when I was 19 but I'm glad I didn't
You: really really glad
Stranger: did things get better?
You: for one thing everyone will be really mad at you if you do
You: of course it got better
Stranger: no one would notice if i was gone
You: anyone who's suicidal doesn't have the whole picture yet
You: I know what you mean.
You: but here's my secret:
You: you can pretend to die and start over.
Stranger: as in fake my death and move somewhere else?
You: or go do a bunch of wild stuff like sky diving or
You: well, fake your death - that's an option for sure
You: but why put family through that?
Stranger: that could be fun
Stranger: i don't have a family
Stranger: my parents died when i was 4
You: I mean die to all your own desires, spend your time helping other people and then you'll have people who care about you
You: sorry about the parents.
You: that sucks
Stranger: they were druggies anyway
You: well, sounds like youve got the inside track on what it's like to not have family.
You: bet there are lots of others out there who might need you
You: who don't have family either, you know?
Stranger: i guess
You: anyway, life is way too cool - stuff changes in an instant
You: it's just hard to deal w/ the loneliness
Stranger: yeah that's why i come on here
Stranger: no one who knows me wants to talk to me
You: then be a listener for a while.
Stranger: that's all i do
Stranger: sit and listen, but no one cares what i have to say
You: somebody told me once - look, you can always off yourself next week, or anytime you want. do something fun until then
You: what do you want to say?
You: do you write stuff down?
Stranger: yeah, but when people see it they make fun of me
You: that probably means they're just dicks
You: once you get to college, you find out that there are a whole lot of people who feel the same way you do
Stranger: gay like me?
Stranger: that's why everyone makes fun of me
You: people who laugh at your jokes
You: some of the most fun people I know are gay, are you kidding?
Stranger: yeah but it's highschool
Stranger: no one accepts it
You: I know. it sucks
You: but it's over soon
You: and then there's a huge world out there
You: are you in the Bible belt or something?
Stranger: that what?
You: the Bible Belt - the South - Texas, etc.
Stranger: no i'm in minnesota
You: okay
You: just grit your teeth, tell yourself what idiots they are and then get your revenge by living well
Stranger: i'll try that
Stranger: just make it through a few more years
Stranger: then things will look up
You: because believe me, nobody will give a shit if you kill yourself. that's what I had to come to terms with
You: it's YOUR life, you know?
You: You're the one who will care if you die or not.
You: and me too :-)
Stranger: yeah if i want to i can turn it around
You: of course you can
You: what's the worst that's happened so far?
You: I mean, you know, besides the um whole "no parents" thing
Stranger: the wrestling team caught me masturbating to gay porn in the school once
You: LOL - bad timing :-)
Stranger: i had to change schools i couldn't take the harassment any more
You: how did that work out?
Stranger: had to leave what few friends i had behind
You: sucks
You: want to do word association again?
Stranger: sure
Stranger: headphone diaper burger
You: freebie do that thiing
You: wonderschloss Spielburg tunes
Stranger: printmaster activity insructioncs
You: hovercraft in the bellybutton
You: not everyone can do that you know
Stranger: ditto onto during gotta yoyo
Stranger: i like to put things in my bellybutton
You: you're good at this - you should go into advertising
You: totebag summer fling lacrosse doohickkey
Stranger: spy fox soccer balled barbie
You: barbie wants a cookie
Stranger: cookies make me happy in the pants
You: okay. are you going to be okay, stranger?
Stranger: i think i will
Stranger: thanks to you
You: good.
You: I'll be thinking about you for a long time
Stranger: i think you've changed my life
You: somewhere you have someone who thinks you're great
Stranger: before this i wasn't feeling so good about myself
You: I think you're great
Stranger: thanks
You: you'll find other people who think you're great, I promise
Stranger: but i have to go eat now
You: watch for them. take care
Stranger: yeah bye, thanks again

Coffee 03-31-2009 08:55 PM

<3 U

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