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The Hobbit Hole XXXII - Sweet is the sound of falling rain
The Freeper Hobbit Hole Blog ^ | December 1, 2006

Posted on 12/01/2006 12:55:15 PM PST by ecurbh

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To: RosieCotton

How long have we been friends? :~)


But this one is actually quite innocent. It's the old 80s teen movie: nerdy kid has to wind the ski race against the cool guy jock to win the girl and save the rec center....


51 posted on 12/01/2006 4:25:10 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: JenB

Heh...well where do you think roaches go when it's 8 degrees outside? :)


52 posted on 12/01/2006 4:34:02 PM PST by Overtaxed (Throw imans from the plane.)
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To: 2Jedismom
Could you tell me the first time I brought up buying a Beetle?

I think this is it here!

53 posted on 12/01/2006 4:43:56 PM PST by Bear_in_RoseBear (The time grows near)
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To: Overtaxed
Heh...well where do you think roaches go when it's 8 degrees outside? :)

Florida!

54 posted on 12/01/2006 5:27:19 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (I went down in 1964 for Barry Goldwater with all flags flying! This is just a blip!)
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To: Lil'freeper
"...10 - 11.5 hour days interferes with my Freeping in a series way."

Thatz a hugh problem.

55 posted on 12/01/2006 5:32:32 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (It looks like one of those days when one nuke is just not enough-- Lt. Col. Mitchell, SG-1)
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To: 2Jedismom
It's hard to tell how much snow we actually got, it's so wind-blown.

No snow accumulation in the Detroit area, but lots and lots and LOTS of rain. I cross over a small creek going to and from work. It's in a deep ravine, about 15-20 feet below road level. Today, it's about four feet below the bridge deck. I didn't stick around long enough to take a more precise measurement. I've lived in this area for 30 years now, and never saw this stream that flooded.

56 posted on 12/01/2006 5:32:55 PM PST by 300winmag (Overkill never fails)
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To: 300winmag

And here I was complaining about it being 75 degrees here and having the air conditioning on in the truck when the forecast called for 50s.


57 posted on 12/01/2006 5:35:03 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (It looks like one of those days when one nuke is just not enough-- Lt. Col. Mitchell, SG-1)
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To: HairOfTheDog

OK, that could be all right...

Well, I'm home. Going to take some drugs and see if I can beat a minor headache. I hate that.

Should I give you guys my card? ;-)


58 posted on 12/01/2006 5:39:51 PM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: ecurbh
I actually was thinking that I should call this a Holiday Thread... but I'm a trouble maker. ;)

You just trying to open a can 'o worms?

59 posted on 12/01/2006 5:40:35 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: 2Jedismom

2003? Wow! That was awhile ago!


60 posted on 12/01/2006 5:45:48 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: RosieCotton

Oh - you buyin? Cool! :~D

Why don't you come over when you've got the headache beat, and we'll order it then!


61 posted on 12/01/2006 5:46:18 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Lil'freeper

That's just wrong!


62 posted on 12/01/2006 5:47:11 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: 300winmag
I've lived in this area for 30 years now, and never saw this stream that flooded.

You know we'd have had pictures...

63 posted on 12/01/2006 5:47:20 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Ugh. Ate too much food. I didn't want to make any dirty dishes after washing all those so I had Talon take me to Outback. Mmm. Steak. And cheese fries. And mixed drinks. And chocolate.

Now I'm stuffed.


64 posted on 12/01/2006 5:56:37 PM PST by JenB
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To: HairOfTheDog

K...give me a bit for the stuff to kick in...


65 posted on 12/01/2006 5:57:21 PM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: JenB

mmmmm.... steak :~)


66 posted on 12/01/2006 5:59:54 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: RosieCotton

Drink some water, you're probably dehydrated.


67 posted on 12/01/2006 6:00:18 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

You're probably right. Dry inside when it's so cold outside.


68 posted on 12/01/2006 6:07:19 PM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

On my way in about ten minutes or less.


69 posted on 12/01/2006 6:33:27 PM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear; RosieCotton; SuziQ

I'll say! The first time I ever mentioned it was to you, Rosie. Honestly...it had always just been a pipe dream...I don't believe I'd actually ever said it "to" anyone until I said it to you in that post! Maybe I hadn't even formed the thought fully in my mind until then.

Took me almost a year and a half from that post till I finally got one.

Sheesh...I've known you guys a long time! I'm beginning to think I may actually grow old knowing you!


70 posted on 12/01/2006 8:05:32 PM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: 2Jedismom
I'm beginning to think I may actually grow old knowing you!

Let's hope so!

71 posted on 12/01/2006 8:10:57 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

I really do!

:-)


72 posted on 12/01/2006 8:15:03 PM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear; RosieCotton; SuziQ

Here's the day I actually got it...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1305182/posts?page=6594#6594


73 posted on 12/01/2006 8:32:23 PM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: HairOfTheDog
I once ate lembas. Make no mistake; this was before I knew what lembas was. It was actually bread cooked for Communion at a church I used to visit.

Others I know have tried to cook the confection, and it turns out rather like a biscuit. But this was a rich, tasty kind of bread, it crumbled in your mouth, and it had a very full-bodied taste and feel to it, but it wasn't dry to swallow. Man, I wish I could get that recipe.
74 posted on 12/01/2006 8:57:06 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger ("I am here to fight evil and exchange good-natured barbs." - The Tick)
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To: RosieCotton

I just wanted to check in and see if you did it. And you did! That is quite an accomplishment. You should be very proud of yourself!


75 posted on 12/02/2006 1:57:54 AM PST by James Ewell Brown Stuart (If you want to have a good time, jine the cavalry!)
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To: James Ewell Brown Stuart

Rosie always does what she sets out to do!

:-)


76 posted on 12/02/2006 2:02:06 AM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: JenB

It sure was.


77 posted on 12/02/2006 2:05:49 AM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Thank you sir!


78 posted on 12/02/2006 2:06:54 AM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Ha!


79 posted on 12/02/2006 2:08:59 AM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
I wish you would too!

Lembas has been a running debate in the Hobbit Hole since nearly the beginning. I insist they are digestive biscuits (which aren't biscuits in the American sense, but in the British "cookie" sense but trying to get that through to anyone is a lesson in futility!)

;-D

I hypothesize that Tolkien needed sustenance for his characters and he happened to have a plate of digestive biscuits with his tea and it likely sustained him while he was writing and so that is what he used.

80 posted on 12/02/2006 2:15:10 AM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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Well, with that grand funkle, I suppose I should try going back to bed.


81 posted on 12/02/2006 2:16:19 AM PST by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: SuziQ
That's just wrong!

*sigh* she said... while at work.

82 posted on 12/02/2006 3:42:35 AM PST by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: All
(Finding the "good" rooms are all taken, takes the one next to the butler's pantry.)

Good morning!

83 posted on 12/02/2006 5:55:45 AM PST by ExGeeEye (Day 197 (counting up))
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To: Overtaxed; g'nad; 2Jedismom; HairOfTheDog

Good Morning All. Snowy landscape and mid 20's and we had a visitor at breakfast..LSA spotted a hawk in the neighbors tree and we watched it swoop down to perch on the fence. In a flash our formerly backyard full of birds (cardinals, mourning doves, sparrows, nuthatches) and a couple squirrels all made themselves quite scarce. The hawk made a pass at the yew bush (full of sparrows)and perched on the 4X4 fence post by the wood rack. By the time I got the batteries in the camera, the hawk departed. What kind you ask? Red-shouldered hawk - Buteo lineatus.


84 posted on 12/02/2006 6:39:35 AM PST by osagebowman
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To: DaveLoneRanger; 2Jedismom

It's like a flat cornbread.


85 posted on 12/02/2006 6:41:24 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: osagebowman

Well, good luck to him, or the birds, depends on who you're rooting for :~) I've seen a hawk sweep little birds off our feeder twice.

Our kittens have a mouse they've been tossing about the yard. It's a hard world, for the little things.


86 posted on 12/02/2006 6:43:09 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

True, it's the age old mystery of predator and prey...

Well, the local starling and sparrow population could be thinned a bit. We'd appreciate ol Buteo leaving the doves, cardinals and downy woodpeckers alone.

We've had a couple birds picked off the feeder in the front yard but none in the back so far as we can ascertain.


87 posted on 12/02/2006 6:53:27 AM PST by osagebowman
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To: osagebowman

I've got some squirrels running around here if your hawk is still hungry...


88 posted on 12/02/2006 7:00:28 AM PST by Overtaxed (Throw imans from the plane.)
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To: HairOfTheDog; DaveLoneRanger; 2Jedismom

Vanilla Wafers


89 posted on 12/02/2006 7:01:44 AM PST by Overtaxed (Throw imans from the plane.)
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To: Overtaxed

Apparently the 'all clear' was sounded. The doves, downy woodpecker, sparrows and purple finches are back. Not a feeding perch vacant at this point in time.


90 posted on 12/02/2006 7:12:54 AM PST by osagebowman
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To: osagebowman

I've seen some squirrels about. The chipmunk is staying under cover....probably in my garage.

Does Gypsygirl have frosty paws this morning?


91 posted on 12/02/2006 7:24:34 AM PST by Overtaxed (Throw imans from the plane.)
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To: 2Jedismom

"plate of digestive biscuits"

I missed that on the breakfast menu this morning.


92 posted on 12/02/2006 7:33:26 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Overtaxed

heh, yup, she got snowballs between the pads in her paws; she didn't get her walk, toooo icy. She can romp in the backyard to her hearts content (as long as one of us is out there with her).


93 posted on 12/02/2006 7:42:29 AM PST by osagebowman
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To: Corin Stormhands; Overtaxed

Off to ~ the attic ~ time to get the tree.


94 posted on 12/02/2006 7:48:09 AM PST by osagebowman
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I think it's that too, a church I used to go to used that too. It was a flat bread, but thick. A bit like shortbread but not quite.


95 posted on 12/02/2006 8:20:35 AM PST by JenB
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To: James Ewell Brown Stuart

Thanks...mostly I'm just glad it's done so I can do some "real" writing...


96 posted on 12/02/2006 8:40:53 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: RosieCotton

You must let me know what you come up with in your real writing.


97 posted on 12/02/2006 8:50:49 AM PST by James Ewell Brown Stuart (If you want to have a good time, jine the cavalry!)
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To: RosieCotton

Would you like to go up to the beach house with us tomorrow? We're going up to make lefse.


98 posted on 12/02/2006 9:06:07 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Ooh...yes, I would!


99 posted on 12/02/2006 9:26:50 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: RosieCotton

Hmmm...


100 posted on 12/02/2006 9:29:14 AM PST by JenB
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