By Emerald63 on May 2, 2016 at 5:35 PM
I think I know parts of the story, but I was away for a while, too, before Christmas. You may know that Ben and Emily/Tofu, who ran the site for years, left last summer. Since then it's been headed up by, I think, their former head of finance. But it's recently been sold to an "undisclosed" buyer. Doing so is supposed to increase the the buyer's web stats by around 50%, so it seems like they'll probably keep it going, but who knows? Catsuberalles made a LOL that put me onto an article that explains it all in detail. Here's the LOL: http://cheezburger.com/8765131264, and here's the article link from the title of his LOL: http://www.geekwire.com/2016/internet-cat-picture-site-cheezburger-sold-to/ ++ And to think, I used to think the local drugstore constantly rearranging all their products was Big Money trying to mess with my head. Totally pales in comparison.
By bajio6401 on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:57 PM
The wrists are much better know that I got those suckers done. Since I've been out of the cheezburger loop for a while, can you catch me up on what the hell has happened to ICHC?
By Emerald63 on Apr 30, 2016 at 4:28 PM
Wowee... that's almost twice as many LOLs as I've done! No wonder your front paws are sore!! I have a couple of those "deleted due to content" too. If you hover your cursor over the thumbnail you should still be able to see the title, even if you can't see the pic. One of mine said the photo was deleted, maybe that's why I could still see the title. Funny thing was, I knew darn well what the pic was and there was *nothing* wrong with it. It was a little Himalayan kitten with a raised paw. That's it. I had her telling the teacher that she *really* needed to use the litter box. So nothing at all to get it deleted. If the person who posted the pic wanted it removed, OK, but the reason ICHC gave made no sense. And this was back when things here still made sense. :\ ++ Hope your wrists get to feeling better. I've had success with cold packs. Maybe that would help you, too? Have a great weekend!
By bajio6401 on Apr 27, 2016 at 5:07 PM
Well, I finally finished saving all of my lols to my computer. Holy cow! It was a lot. The final count was 4,726 lols. Two of those were had been deleted and a message left "deleted due to content." Surprised me and I can't for the life of me remember what they were. It's taken me a week to get all of those saved. Boy do my wrists hurt.
By Emerald63 on Apr 22, 2016 at 6:37 PM
I hear ya about hurting wrists! I have considerably fewer of my own than do you and *my* wrists hurt. (O_o) I just hope I can get mine all done before anything... untowards... happens. ++ You're welcome for my previous comment. *still-snerking* ++ You have a good weekend, too. Hubcat and I are going to Wichita on Saturday to visit my best friend. Supposed to be 80' and sunny - WOOT!!!
By bajio6401 on Apr 22, 2016 at 5:37 PM
The same to you Em. I've got to thank you for the last message about the ass/hole in the ground lol. I saw a message between you and another cheezpeep about the possible demise of ICHC. Whether or not it happens, I've spent the week saving all of my lols to my laptop. Out of the 3000+, I've got half of them saved. Oh does my wrist hurt. Have a good weekend. Take care.
By Emerald63 on Apr 22, 2016 at 5:33 PM
Blessed Earth Day to you, my friend - http://cheezburger.com/8772995328
By Emerald63 on Apr 19, 2016 at 5:35 PM
Hey Bajio! Good to see you LOLing. Just had to let you know how hard I *snerked* when I saw your ass-and-a-hole-in-the-ground LOL. See, my brother's name is Dave. And ya know, at times, he can be a total ass. LOLOL!!!!
By Emerald63 on May 1, 2015 at 5:58 PM
Time to Celebrate! http://cheezburger.com/8486958336
By Emerald63 on Apr 3, 2015 at 12:58 PM
Hey back, Bajio! I was away for a while on an extended trip, so I just now saw your message. ARGH! I knew there was a reason they called them computer... terminals. :P Hope your new one lasts you a good long time. :D
By bajio6401 on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:52 PM
Thanks for the Feb good wishes. Sorry didn't reply sooner. Been busy and had the laptop I use bite the big one. Had to get a new one and of course I've got to re-do all my web sites again. Hope your St. Paddy's day is fun. Take care.
By Emerald63 on Feb 13, 2015 at 11:04 PM
Happy Heart Day! http://cheezburger.com/8446450432
By Emerald63 on Dec 21, 2014 at 4:16 PM
Mark the Night & Celebrate the Dawn, My Friend: http://cheezburger.com/8407772160
By Emerald63 on Jun 6, 2014 at 3:25 PM
Long time no see, Bajio! Congrachamlayshunz on ur Squee FP! Fuzzy Lubz!!
By Emerald63 on Feb 14, 2014 at 2:26 PM
A Berry Happy Ballentime's Dey to U! http://cheezburger.com/8063068160
By Emerald63 on Feb 7, 2014 at 2:43 PM
Hiya bajio! There's a special Valentines event at the HistoricLOLs profile page you might enjoy. You're welcome to submit LOLs of your own or fave those submitted by others. And if you like what you see, please send a Friend Request. Here's the special event invite: http://cheezburger.com/8041201408 ++ And here's the profile page: http://profile.cheezburger.com/Historic_LOLs/ ++ Hope your new year is going well. :) (PS - Congrats on the Super Bowl win!)
By Emerald63 on Dec 31, 2013 at 3:18 PM
Only the best for you in the coming year: http://cheezburger.com/7980529408
By Emerald63 on Dec 21, 2013 at 3:59 PM
Holiday Greetings: http://cheezburger.com/7967282688
By Emerald63 on Oct 31, 2013 at 6:26 PM
To you, my Cheezfrend, a holiday filled with wonder: http://cheezburger.com/1255593728
By Emerald63 on Jul 15, 2013 at 6:03 PM
Thanks for the heads up!
By bajio6401 on Jul 15, 2013 at 1:07 AM
Hi, I put my ebay store address in my info on my home page. Just got to read a bit down to find it. Have a great week.
By Emerald63 on Jul 14, 2013 at 1:57 PM
Sounds like you've got time well spent with your craft work. I think I must've missed the link to your eBay site, though. Did you put it in a LOL?
By bajio6401 on Jul 13, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Hi, nice to hear from you and glad you like the comment in my whatchacallit. I've been busy running the ebay business and making jewelry stock to sell there and to get ready for the fall and winter holiday bazaars I sell at. After I finish this message, I'll post my ebay store address in case you're interested in looking at what I do. The big thing right now is the bottlecap stuff. Which is cool because there's no limit to what you can put in it. If you haven't seen it, you've got to check it out. Hope you have a very nice evening and a wonderful week ahead..
By Emerald63 on Jul 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Hi Bajio! It's good to see you here. I see from your profile info that you're not able to get here for long anymore, but I sure am glad you're able to drop in now and then - and glad I was on at/near the same time, too. Years ago a friend and I came up with something similar to the Craig Ferguson line at the end of your info... "But that was yesterday, when today was still tomorrow." We were quite young then and would often recite it to other youngins who were drunk. The facial contortions as they tried to reason it out were priceless! Thanks for that great memory. :D
By Emerald63 on Jun 20, 2013 at 7:46 PM
*HEAR YE! HEAR YE* Witty Women: Blast from the Past Party coming to your neighborhood Historic LOL profile. See the Invite and join in the fun: http://cheezburger.com/7584635648
By Emerald63 on Feb 13, 2013 at 8:03 PM
Valentine Wishes for You: http://cheezburger.com/7062160128
By Emerald63 on Dec 20, 2012 at 1:10 PM
Happy Holidays! http://cheezburger.com/6901254400
By Emerald63 on Jul 23, 2012 at 6:58 PM
I've had a couple of dreams like that too, but only with my best friend from college, who died of AIDS 5 years after we graduated. The dreams didn't happen until 5 years after his death, not long after I moved from the college town where we'd lived (and he grew up in) to the town I'm in now to be with my now husband. I think maybe Jamie wanted me to know he was still close to me, even though I was now 200 miles from where we met and he is buried. They actually were sort of like other dreams, where new things happen, but they felt very different after I woke up, like I'd had the chance to spend some time with him. The best one was when I dreamed my huband-to-be was indefinitely detained on our wedding day. Everything was paid for, the guests were waiting, and the bridal party was dressed and ready. So Jamie, who never got to meet Mark (my husband), offered to stand in for him to accommodate all the folks from out of town, not to mention make use of the already paid for hall and catering. What turned out to be so funny was that I couldn't get most people, especially my parents, to understand that this *wasn't* Mark and that Jamie was gay! And true to his wicked sense of humor, Jamie tried to take advantage of the situation by accepting my parents wedding gift of a tropical cruise for me and my new "husband." No, they didn't give us a cruise, but it was a fun idea, one he likely dropped into the scenario just so he could use it to humorous effect. He's been gone since 1991 and I still miss him terribly. There were only the 2 or 3 dreams but I never give up hoping there will be more. I had a long life with my folks, as I was 44 when they passed. But I only new Jamie for less than a decade. // I'm giving you a great big hug in my heart for also having lost all the things that tied you to your mom and dad. I'm a Taurus and I know how things *can* play a very big part in feeling secure and a part of a larger life picture.
By bajio6401 on Jul 23, 2012 at 6:41 PM
Opps!!! Stupid computer! Sorry about leaving 3 copies of that long message. Feel free to delete a couple of them! :D
By bajio6401 on Jul 23, 2012 at 6:39 PM
Thanks so much for those kind words. My Mom and Dad died 9 months apart. My Mom's sister was the only one that said she'd take us (I overheard all of the adult relatives arguing over who would HAVE TO TAKE US with my Dad's sister saying if she wasn't paid for it, she didn't want us.) The only one without a family at home was my Mom's middle sister. She really sacrificed a lot to take us including a job waiting for her in Florida (we lived in Ohio at the time). The vulture lawyers told her to keep paying bills and she'd be reimbursed. She never was. She spent her whole life's savings trying to keep our house for us and take care of us but in the end the lawyers made her sell our house and EVERYTHING we owned except for our clothes and then told her she couldn't take us out of state. The things I still miss from losing everything is all of the vintage christmas ornaments they had and the ones I made in school. We did get to keep our photo album also. My Aunt told the lawyers to go f*** themselves and said stop me and then we moved to West Virginia for about 6 months before we ended up in Florida. In addition to all of this, my Dad had an insurance policy but because he didn't leave a will, the powers that be said me and my sister couldn't have it until we came of age. I didn't get it until they dropped the legal adult age to 18. I used it for a down payment on a house back then. My Aunt took good care of us and gave up a lot of her old lifestyle to do so. She passed away back in 1993 just a couple of days shy of the date my Mom died. (it's weird, October is the month when a lot of my family members were born and also died). I get premonitions and I have what I believe are out of body experiences in my dreams and I've had long talks with my parents and my aunt at times, catching them up on what I was doing and the new people in my life. My Aunt did a good job with me. Thanks again for your kind words. Hope you have a great week. Barb