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Now why would Letty bury this over on CMT when she KNOWS most of us are skeered to go over there? I only went this afternoon to see if I could get the scoop on the outage this morning, and this is what I find on the thread about what people did during the outage. And is too good not to share here. Maybe she was afraid of being compared to another one of our accident-prone members, who will remain nameless....
So this morning after waking up I shuffled no toddled to let Tiki out so that she could wake the squirrels, while I feed the cats who are convinced if they don't meow and curl around my legs I may forget to feed me after all I may have become senile over night.
I watch DH shuffle into the kitchen and make coffee, he does this with eyes closed and it never fails to amuse me. He sits down and looks out side I hear the words snow and s#!t in the same sentence and something about moving south I will have you know that this will happen nearly every day until April.
I get my diet coke, I need caffeine but I am not a coffee girl, I go in and fire up Delphinia (my computer) after all I finished a romance last night and if I don't mark it read I most likely will order it again, in this I am becoming senile.
NO PBS WHAT!
Now I am grumbeling and have no reason to live this morning. The treadmill always taunts me and I usually have no problem ignoring it but this morning it is low 20's we still have snow cover, Tiki and DH are cuddled on the couch watching the news, I decide I will walk on the tread mill as Tiki has no intention of going back outside not even if I put on the new pink princess sweater DD just spent way to much money on.
I get on my walking shoes, by this time DH knows what I am going to do he looks skeptical and I think I hear the cats laughing and whispering that she is going to do what!
I go out on the porch and begin slowly walking on the taunting treadmill. "This isn't so bad" I tell myself after 5 minutes I decide that I should take it up a notch. BAD idea, when you don't know what you are really doing. One second the 3 cats are looking at me through the window, the next second I am thrown and crumpled in a heap against the wall, an antique wicker chair destroyed, cats are nowhere in sight, DH is there with Tiki, untangeling me desprately trying not to laugh, especially as he might have to drive me to the hospital. Thank goodness only my pride, knees, and my bottom are brusied. I am going to drag the treadmill to the curb and put a "free" sign on it.
Poor Letty, LOL! I'm glad you weren't hurt, but that is too funny!
PBS is still messed up for me. It's loading so slooooooowly.... It's driving me crazy. My pm page keeps timing out and won't hardly load at all. I hope it gets better!
You know , I really don't go to that forum and from glancing at the threads I can see why. I'll stay here. That's because you have a life Cathy.
Thanks guy's I really am okay my knee is skinned that's the worst of it, and my poor chair. But I have a good friend who restores funiture so we will be visiting him this week and see if it can be saved.
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I am also very glad that you were not injured, but I could not resist poking a little fun. One day I will put that Gazelle-shaped clothes rack in my bedroom out on the curb.
Even if I entertained the thought of getting a treadmill - NO MORE! Thanks Letty for saving me from that even if it was at the expense of your own well being! See, pay attention to those critters - they are usually smarter than we are. lol! Glad you are okay.
Valli, I don't know what they did today to this website, but mine is loading slowly too. An improvement? not so far!
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Oh, Letty! I'm so glad you are okay, and that the killer machine is out of your home! I too was once attacked by an exercise machine (my Body by Jake elliptical machine, to be precise) and it's a horrible thing to endure!
[I loved your description of the whole incident, though...thanks for the chuckle.]
ETA: Good catch, Christa! ...Make that Eagle-Eye!
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Treadmills are evil!! I have learned I am always safe sitting down eating a big, fat, brownie and sipping a cup of tea; these moments quite frequently are injury free. Glad you are ok, hilarious post!!
Oh, Bonnie....you are sooooo one of us!
This year, our Historical Fiction Forum Challenge will be a celebration! A celebration of the things we love....our PBS community, History, our libraries, our selves and our forum past..
In honor of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, we'll carry-out our celebration Chinese menu-style...pick one of this, a few of that...just a snack or the whole buffet! There are three menus to choose from. Each menu allows you to make a certain number choices from each of five courses, plus some free picks from any course. The menus range from a total of 10 to 24 books, so choose the menu that is the right level for you, then make your choices from the courses.
Ready?? Hope you are hungry!
2012 HF Forum Table of Contents
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Menu 1: The Happy Sparrow Snack
Choose one from Course 1, three from Course 2, one from Course 3, one from Course 4, two from Course 5, plus two from any Course
Menu 2: The Kung Fu Feast
Choose two from Course 1, four from Course 2, two from Course 3, two from Course 4, four from Course 5, plus four from any Course
Menu 3: The Super Buddha Buffet
Choose four from Course 1, five from Course 2, three from Course 3, two from Course 4, four from Course 5, plus six from any Course
Course 1: Celebrate our PBS Community
1. Participate in one 2012 Read-Along
2. Read a book featured on the PBS Blog (can be from 2011 or 2012)
3. Read a wish-listed book and post it to someone else participating in the challenge
4. Participate in one mini-challenge. H/F Mystery, Super September Series, or any other mini-challenge that comes up during the year. You do not have to complete the challenge...just read at least one book for the challenge. Don't you love getting points just for participation??
5. Read a book in the Top 50 of the Historical Fiction Essentials List - The list will change a bit as people vote on books. As long as your book is in the Top 50 when you start reading, it will count.
6. Read a book that has been on your TBR for over two years.
Course 2. Celebrate History
There are lots of big events in 2012, but we know that nothing is really ever new.
1. The Summer Olympics will be held in London, so read an H/F book set in London.
2. In the US, we wll elect a President. Read an H/F that features a US President or presidential election.
3. The Mayan calendar says that the world will end in 2012...or something like that. According to wikipedia, a Mayan Calendar Round last 52 years, so read a book that spans more that 52 years from beginning to end.
4. On the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the year of the dragon. Read a book with the word "Dragon" in the title, or a picture of a dragon on the cover
5. The Wedding of the Century will happen in June of 2012...that being my daughter and her fiance! Read a book that has a wedding scene in it.
Course Three: Celebrate Your Self
1. Read a book set near where you live
2. Read a book set someplace you'd like to travel
3. Read a book associated with your family heritage
4. Read a book about your favorite holiday or celebration
5. Read a book associated with your first name, or the first name of someone in your household. It can be found in the title, a character, the author...oh heavens...we'll stretch it to the editor or who the book is dedicated to, or anyone listed in the acknowledgements!
Course 4: Celebrate Your Local Library
Most of us love love love our libraries!
1. Read any book checked out from your library, including a Kindle or other ebook checked out electronically
2. Read a book you bought at an FOL sale
3. Read a book recommended by your librarian, or used for one of your libraries book clubs, or mentioned in your library's newsletter or on their website.
4. Read a book your library does not have, then donate that book to your library
Note: If you do not have access to a library to complete this course, you can do this alternate:
Use the number of choices for this course from your selected menu and half of your free picks and read that number of books that are related to each other in some way. For example, if you are doing the Super Buddha Feast, you would need :
2 books for Course 4 + 3 (half of your six free picks) = 5 books for this alternate Course.
The alternate books can be related in any way...same author, same series, same time period, any creative way you can connect the books.
Course 5: Celebrate our Past
We love our challenges! I wanted to pick some favorite categories from old challenges to choose from, but I couldn't make up my mind, so we are going to use all of them!
For this Course, pick random numbers between 1 and 78. Pick a number for each book you need for this course. For example, if you are doing the Kung Fu Feast plus you want to use two of your extra picks for this course, you need to pick six random numbers between 1 and 78. Use the random number generator at random.org if you need help. AFTER you have picked your random number, go to THIS NUMBERED LIST of all the old categories from the 2009, 2010 and 2011 challenges and read a book for the categories corresponding to your random numbers.
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