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The Hobbit Hole XXXVIII - There and Back Again!

Posted on 09/23/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog

Welcome to The Hobbit Hole!



TOPICS: The Hobbit Hole
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New Zealander builds Hobbit hole

A New Zealand man has built a Hobbit house.

Carl Gifford, a stonemason from Wellington, says he used a 10-tonne digger to make the hole.

He's put rocks either side of the front door and plans to install a chimney and lantern on top.

He told the Evening Post he was embarrassed as he was constructing the home.

He said: "I must admit I was hiding as the cars were driving past. I thought, 'These people think I'm an idiot'."

The house is part of a series of stonework mounds, designs and sculptures dotted around his land.

"I'm just having a bit of fun. Things that were built by those ancient people like caves have always fascinated me."


1 posted on 09/23/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

First!


2 posted on 09/23/2009 6:33:57 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: All
Hello and Welcome everyone!
3 posted on 09/23/2009 6:35:21 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Corin Stormhands; SuziQ; RosieCotton; g'nad; Ramius; 2Jedismom; Bear_in_RoseBear; ...

Come on! Come in!


4 posted on 09/23/2009 6:38:24 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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Ring Ping!


5 posted on 09/23/2009 6:39:04 AM PDT by ecurbh (Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.)
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To: ecurbh

Oh! Nice new Hole this morning!!


6 posted on 09/23/2009 6:40:06 AM PDT by 2Jedismom
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To: HairOfTheDog

If Corin is closest to the bathroom, I want the room closest to the kitchen.


7 posted on 09/23/2009 6:41:39 AM PDT by Overtaxed (Last one to secede pays the debt.)
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To: 2Jedismom; 300winmag; Alkhin; Alouette; ambrose; Anitius Severinus Boethius; artios; AUsome Joy; ...

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8 posted on 09/23/2009 6:42:22 AM PDT by ecurbh (Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.)
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To: ecurbh
My honey needs some coffee this morning
9 posted on 09/23/2009 6:45:00 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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That works for us! You know the drill!

Sorry I haven't been on here much of late... I'll try to stay in touch better. Been busy with our horse forum, and not real active here...

Here's a recent picture I took of Wicket, one of the kittens from last year, stalking the horses when I had them in the yard.

The three kittens we kept from those litters have only just recently been let out - to be free cats, and learn to climb trees...


10 posted on 09/23/2009 6:51:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: ecurbh

38! Hokey smokes!


11 posted on 09/23/2009 6:55:04 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: ecurbh

Huh? what? I am awake!

no wait I lied.... zzzzz


12 posted on 09/23/2009 6:56:24 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: HairOfTheDog

Nice new shiny thread! Thanks for the ping!

How’s Homer’s medication working?

LSA


13 posted on 09/23/2009 7:11:05 AM PDT by osagebowman
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To: HairOfTheDog

Slowing down but still chugging along after all these years...


14 posted on 09/23/2009 7:13:57 AM PDT by JenB
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To: HairOfTheDog

WooHoo! A nice, tidy new Hobbit Hole! I’ll have to go back and read “The Hobbit”. It’s been years since I read it last!
It will be fun discussing the movie stuff, as we get more info about it.


15 posted on 09/23/2009 7:16:21 AM PDT by SuziQ
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Slowing down but still chugging along after all these years...

The story of muh life.

16 posted on 09/23/2009 7:16:37 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: All

Good morning, everyone!


17 posted on 09/23/2009 7:16:56 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Keep your powder dry, and your iron hidden.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

60 AND 70 thousand replies?

Well that makes me feel a little better about myself.


18 posted on 09/23/2009 7:27:36 AM PDT by envisio (Wanna understand all the problems with this country? Google "Kanye West".)
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To: envisio

Happy to help.


19 posted on 09/23/2009 7:32:35 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: osagebowman
How’s Homer’s medication working?

I would say the jury's still out. He still itches, but he will still itch some as the outbreaks heal. I'd like to think this stuff will work, but we're just not sure yet that it is. ~Everyone~ is starting to itch now too, so we're going to treat everyone for fleas too, tomorrow, just to be sure we're covering all the bases.

I can't go get the stuff today because my new computer is arriving today!

This old Dell I'm typing on is a decade old. It's really been a workhorse. I'll be a little sad to retire it, but it's failing, and it is slow, and hubby has talked me into a shiny new one.

20 posted on 09/23/2009 7:38:12 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Hullo! Good morning... :-)


21 posted on 09/23/2009 8:05:37 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: All
Good morning!
22 posted on 09/23/2009 8:14:31 AM PDT by Bear_in_RoseBear (Joe Wilson speaks for me -- I have not forgotten)
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To: ecurbh

Could ya keep it down? I heard this place open way over on a different forum! ;)


23 posted on 09/23/2009 8:15:12 AM PDT by ksen (Don't steal. The government hates the competition. - sign on Ron Paul's desk)
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To: ksen

Don’t blame me, it’s the baby doing all the fussing.


24 posted on 09/23/2009 8:16:46 AM PDT by JenB
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To: ksen

I know your face...


25 posted on 09/23/2009 8:22:46 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: JenB
Don’t blame me, it’s the baby doing all the fussing.

Mebbe if Corin took off his boots once and awhile . . . oh, waitaminute . . . nevermind that, stinking dwarf socks are worse than crying babies. At least babies are cute.

How's mommmyhood treating you?

26 posted on 09/23/2009 8:28:43 AM PDT by ksen (Don't steal. The government hates the competition. - sign on Ron Paul's desk)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Hi buddy!


27 posted on 09/23/2009 8:29:16 AM PDT by ksen (Don't steal. The government hates the competition. - sign on Ron Paul's desk)
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To: ksen

Not too badly. She’s very snuggly and not quite crawling yet so it’s not very hard so far. Another year or so before we start her on differential equations.


28 posted on 09/23/2009 8:30:07 AM PDT by JenB
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To: SuziQ
Just a reminder of what we have to look forward to:

funny pictures of dogs with captions
see more dog and puppy pictures

29 posted on 09/23/2009 9:01:52 AM PDT by 300winmag (Zero to abject failure in under a month. A new land speed record!)
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To: 300winmag

Already? Seems like we just barely got thawed out!


30 posted on 09/23/2009 9:35:28 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Ramius; ecurbh; All

My new computer is here! My new computer is here!


31 posted on 09/23/2009 9:49:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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38! Hokey smokes!

Shouldn't that be "Hole-y smokes"?

32 posted on 09/23/2009 10:01:08 AM PDT by sourcery (Party like it's 1776!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Woohoo! fun in a box!!!

:-)


33 posted on 09/23/2009 10:25:42 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Ramius

Yes! And I think I’m going to leave it in the box till hubby comes home and sets it up for me.

I need to pack up and sort through my stuff on the old one anyhow.


34 posted on 09/23/2009 11:03:08 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
Anyone see that movie called Just Friends with Ryan Reynolds?

I saw it a couple of weeks ago and it's now one of my favorite movies. Very funny.

35 posted on 09/23/2009 11:12:15 AM PDT by ksen (Don't steal. The government hates the competition. - sign on Ron Paul's desk)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Hello all :)


36 posted on 09/23/2009 11:34:48 AM PDT by GulfWar1Vet
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Hello all :)


37 posted on 09/23/2009 11:35:01 AM PDT by GulfWar1Vet
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To: ksen

No - can’t say I’m even familiar with it, but we’ll look for it! We like funny :~)

Our new favorite is a Coen... Burn After Reading. If you like Fargo and the Big Leboswki, you’ll like this one. Great dialogue and quirky characters, particularly Brad Pitt. :~)


38 posted on 09/23/2009 11:41:10 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: GulfWar1Vet

You can say that again ;~)


39 posted on 09/23/2009 11:42:03 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
My daughter and I went and saw Burn After Reading at the theater. We really liked it.

Although sitting next to my daughter while Clooney unveiled his "invention" was a bit uncomfortable.

40 posted on 09/23/2009 12:25:51 PM PDT by ksen (Don't steal. The government hates the competition. - sign on Ron Paul's desk)
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To: ksen

Yes.... That thing is uncomfortable no matter who you’re with... ;~)


41 posted on 09/23/2009 12:29:46 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Haha..just to make it sure it went the first time!

Looking forward to The Hobbit! (film)


42 posted on 09/23/2009 1:29:31 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet
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To: Corin Stormhands
The story of muh life.

Speaking of which... Next week has October in it. I am going to have to pick a plot soon...
43 posted on 09/23/2009 1:39:33 PM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ

I haz a plot, and an outline, and an opening scenario...


44 posted on 09/23/2009 1:43:46 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: 300winmag

Wow they have really pale sand there. and not much grass...


45 posted on 09/23/2009 1:46:14 PM PDT by TalonDJ
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Does it have nekid people fallin from the sky?

I am trying to decide between redoing last years, writing part two of the year before, or coming up with something else entirely. What did I do with that plot involving aliens kidnapping a filmmaker... hmm

46 posted on 09/23/2009 1:48:10 PM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ

Nope, but I’m re-writing some history. Or at least embellishing it. I’ll worry about plausibility on the re-write...


47 posted on 09/23/2009 1:49:46 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Corin Stormhands

Recent history? Or alternate timeline stuff?


48 posted on 09/23/2009 1:59:37 PM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ

Last 50-60 years. Not alternate timeline.

I just need for some events to happen that may not exactly fit history. Nothing supernatural.


49 posted on 09/23/2009 2:04:09 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Corin Stormhands

Plot? Crap. Knew I was forgetting something.


50 posted on 09/23/2009 2:10:30 PM PDT by JenB
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