A Meeting of Minds - An Anne McCaffrey Discussion Forum  

Go Back   A Meeting of Minds - An Anne McCaffrey Discussion Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 50 of 83
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: vyon
Forum: The Library Café Oct 12 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I couldn't get in at all. The message I got was that it had timed out.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 30 2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

There's currently a fuss here because so-called "biodegradable" shopping bags only "biodegrade" into very small bits of plastic and so-called "compostable" shopping bags don't compost unless you have...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 26 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

The way things are going right now, in ten years time those shopping bags will be museum pieces.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 19 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

So I'll put this where I thought I was putting it first-time around. For some reason, MoM's timing out on my computer before I get in.

I don't know why, but it seems to be raining second-hand...
Forum: The Library Café May 14 2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Meanwhile our heat wave is officially over. It should not be 20c (68f) in Wellington in May. Now it's 14c (57f) which is still warmer than normal for the middle of the night, and raining. It's...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 31 2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Got family staying here too - my oldest son came to Wellington to renew his Hungarian passport and phoned me yesterday. We went to Armageddon together today, and he's flying back to Auckland...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 21 2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Thanks for the logical explanation, Allen. The problem is now fixed. I didn't have access to a compressor, but thought of a camera lens cleaner that I owned years ago which consisted of a very soft...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 19 2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

For some reason I can't edit the post above, my computer is refusing to re-load it. I was going to add that you won't easily find the hat I'm wearing in my avatar. It is very heavy felt, brown on...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 19 2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Dragonrider's costume is relatively easy compared with that. A rather scratched-up lambskin bomber jacket - achieved by accidentally shutting the cat in the wardrobe it was hanging in - a pair of...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 14 2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

It's the live aspect of the tour that makes it so fantastic I think. Our guide was one of the model makers and he told us what it was like working with the different people and how some of the...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 8 2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I'm with P'ter - I'd rather spend the day on the canal bank. Though I'd probably get distracted from the task of the day by looking at all the plants and trying to see how many of them I was...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 2 2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

No, a cyclone is a hurricane in the Pacific Ocean. We just had one combined with supermoon king tides with some dramatic results.
...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 1 2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Wonder why I stayed home today?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/101100040/remnants-of-cyclone-fehi-unleashes-havoc-in-wellington
Forum: The Library Café Jan 30 2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Just to show how smart he is.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 19 2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Good luck with that one, Brenda. I hope you get a good place.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 15 2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Half a young rabbit or pheasant, or the head and tail of a golf-course rat, or, worse, a live one. Especially when you are trying to impress an important overseas guest ...

Said guest was later...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 14 2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I have - my sisters used to play it endlessly when they were learning the piano. Best defense against a real kitten on real keys was a covered, slightly springy laptop riser and a big corner...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 13 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I'd forgotten my nightcap chocolate drink, Allen, it was stowed well away from the keyboard. I meant "juggling" quite literally - Tiamat was walking backwards and forwards across my keyboard and...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 10 2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I like your halloween dragon, Mawra.
And I'm trying to juggle a keyboard and a very persistent black Siamese cat.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 9 2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I'm here most days too, but don't always have anything to say.
Forum: The Library Café Dec 31 2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

A happy, safe and healthy New Year to all.
Forum: The Library Café Nov 26 2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

That's pretty much guaranteed if there's babies or small children involved.
Forum: The Library Café Oct 14 2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Generally, I hang up on them. Being told that there's a problem with my account at a bank I've never used in my life is usually a dead giveaway!
Forum: The Library Café Oct 8 2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Good luck with all the health problems, and a safe and quick recovery.
Forum: The Library Café Sep 2 2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Kugai's hospital put-off is a local problem Dragon Fan. It is getting a lot of publicity at the moment because we are in the middle of an election campaign. Our main medical system is state-funded...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 28 2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

We had a rotary clothesline down the hill from a buckthorn tree. Not a good idea! The birds would stuff themselves full of red and black berries then sit on the upper arms of the rotary clothesline...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 27 2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I won't invite you to stay with me then, Dragon Fan. Fire engine sirens go up the hill, fire sirens go down the hill - I don't know why they go up, the station is up there somewhere. Police cars...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 17 2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I believe they are part of our city's new "housing warrant-of-fitness" as insulation. Mine also very conveniently block out the street-lights outside my bedroom window. What was here when I moved...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 24 2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Our computers are now capable of loading much more too - so the length of the thread is not the issue that it once was.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 18 2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

What's odder is that I couldn't get it from either of your posts here or on NKT last night - it was just coming up as having been removed by the BBC for copyright reasons - but it's working just fine...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 17 2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Kugai, we're going to have to watch that one directly, it's coming up as having been removed by the BBC.

I can't see what the fuss is about myself. Dr Who is by definition not human, so why can't...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 16 2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

We're supposedly "marine temperate" here - latitude is 41.28 South. I moved here from Tauranga, north-facing, sea level and with a "Mediterranean" climate at 37.68 South. Both are supposedly...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 15 2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I didn't leave the house at all Wednesday or Thursday, even to go downstairs to do the washing. I didn't think Friday was the sort of day anyone would want to go and have lunch with their...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 14 2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Cold. And wind. And slips on roads. And ten metre waves in Cook Strait. Branches from the trees around our carpark are all over the yard and the footpath and the road outside. Something that...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 21 2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

That's a very good question, Maw. It also works the other way around - when does myth become history?

The usual answer is that it becomes history when it is written down - but there's no...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 19 2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Sounds like fun. Here they make a big deal about Chinese New Year and we had a street parade along the waterfront with dragon dancers and then a concert at night with them glowing under blacklight. ...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 7 2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Right. When I was at the supermarket in Newtown this afternoon the up travelator wasn't working and the down one was literally a pile of pieces. I've never seen the inside/underside of an escalator...
Forum: The Library Café May 19 2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I assume so, Rutherford House is still there and the railway station was open for business by the time it was rush hour. But it's still a pain having to bail out of a Uni because of alarms as...
Forum: The Library Café May 17 2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Last week we had a bomb scare here too. The Victoria University campus at the railway station was evacuated, the bus station connected to it closed along with the tunnel that runs underneath the...
Forum: The Library Café May 11 2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

- and if you ran out of nails you'd just hammer them straight and try again like my grandmother did when we were at her batch (nowadays you'd call in a tiny house) at the Mount Maunganui beach. That...
Forum: The Library Café May 11 2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

The wood was almost certainly West Australian Jarrah

http://timspec.co.nz/Jarrah/6771-ca07bf04-91c0-4d72-96fd-5cea118a7668/#Popup-Closer

From another recycled timber site:
Jarrah's natural...
Forum: The Library Café May 10 2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Here, barnwood would be "weathered" and people make garden furniture out of old fence battens complete with lichen. What I would consider to be wood with a "patina" might be something like an old...
Forum: The Library Café May 8 2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Wish my new flat had those lovely bookcases, Hans. I was warned not to bring any heavy furniture to Wellington and my big bookcase stayed in the house when it was sold - it was bolted to the wall. ...
Forum: The Library Café May 7 2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Actually, Hans, it seems to me that the thing that keeps this board going isn't Anne-McCaffrey related either - it's the very active games section. NKT has one, but it hasn't been posted in for...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 28 2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Glad to see MoM friends back online.
Forum: The Library Café Apr 11 2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

And it's mainly the games section that's getting interest here too.
Forum: The Library Café Apr 5 2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Just when I was wondering whether being an imbecile was a prerequisite for getting a gardening job in Wellington ...

The car-park and the paved area between this building and the street are...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 4 2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Yes, Allen, I did read it all the way through. It sounds as if I can add you to the long list of people I know who have declared that they were busier retired than not retired. Also it makes me...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 28 2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

"Hell of a storm" seems to be an appropriate description.
Forum: The Library Café Feb 10 2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,673
Views: 421,516
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

If your cat was entire, Mara, male Siamese cats will fight everything that they can't mate with. We always neutered any cats that we wanted for pets and only left our breeding cats entire when we...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 83

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

A Meeting of Minds forum owned by Cheryl B. Miller.
All references to worlds and characters based on Anne McCaffrey’s fiction are copyright © Anne McCaffrey 1967-2008, all rights reserved, and used by permission of the author.