Messages between mamawalker and Emerald63

By Emerald63 on Aug 29, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Fang-Q, Fang-Q Mama! After a year ub doin nuffin I deezerbz a Laser Day sillybrashun!! Hubby will be laboring at his folks' farm this weekend, while I'm home finishing up my OnDemand marathon of The Borgias, before it disappears next Tuesday. I hope you have some fun activities planned for the weekend or, barring that, that you at least have lovely weather. :D

By mamawalker on Aug 29, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Happy Laser Day, my friend!!

By Emerald63 on Aug 25, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Fang-Q! I'z ben goin frew mai ol LOLz an favin onez I dint bufoar. I hazza happy wen peeps likes dem! :D

By mamawalker on Aug 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Thinking cat....LOLOLOL!!! :D

By Emerald63 on Aug 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Conga Ratsez on ur AnCap an Kitteh FPs, Mama! I took a look at that comment... if you can call it that. WTH? Are they talking about Ben Huh? Is that a threat or a commentary on the state of ICHC? If not him, who? Doubt it's the Uncle Ben's Rice guy. And I can't figure any connection to your LOL at all. Have you asked Tofu about it, see if she can find out more? That's not fight having such a disturbing image just floating around and definitely not right having it attached to your LOL! ++ Still getting better, though my allergy aches and pains are kicking up quite a bit. We had a good weekend. Well, mostly good - hubster's team got wiped in a pre-season game. But... 12th Doctor premiere! WOOT!!

By mamawalker on Aug 23, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Crap. I meant on the CIA main page FP.

By mamawalker on Aug 23, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Whoa! You should see the comment someone just added to my String Theory FP. What the.....

By Emerald63 on Aug 23, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Thanks! I guess I was writing while you were writing, lol. Sure, I'd like some coolness, but the very low 30s?! No Thank You! You go right ahead and keep those. We did have a 25' drop yesterday when a storm cell went through, but it's back up to 99' again today. Supposed to be till at least Wednesday. I don't have to be out in it, though, so being sick is not as bad as it might be. Fanks fur finkin' ub me!

By Emerald63 on Aug 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

That is SOOO cool about your brother's band! And the doc won an Emmy?! Color me impressed!! ++ Thanks for the rain thoughts. We had some last weekend and then again yesterday! ++ Sorry I haven't been keeping up with the mucho FP gratsez you've deserved - Yowza, you're a popular LOLer!! I've been sick so I'm off my daily schedule. Getting better slowly, though. ++ Hopes u'z habbin a nice Caturday! Haz nice Sundog!!

By mamawalker on Aug 23, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Just EDd that you have the flu! I'm so sorry. Being sick in the summer so sucks!! I wish I could send some of our coolness to you. It has been rainy and cold for a couple of days. Supposed to be in the very low 30s tonight. I really hope you feel better soon, my friend. Have missed chatting with you! Much love and healing thoughts from mamadub, six and magic

By mamawalker on Aug 15, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Christian helped form a band in 1970 called Mission Mountain Wood Band. He plays mandolin, fiddle and guitar and messes around with just about every other kind of instrument. Now he still performs with Mission Mountain occasionally but also has two or three other acts that he takes out on the road mostly in the northwest. Back in the day their music was called Electric Bluegrass but they play rock, country, gospel, blues and fused it all into their own sound. Recorded a couple of albums and then split up for years. Then in 1992 they got together for a reunion concert and found out that the love was still out there and have been performing in the summer since. They made a documentary for PBS called Never Long Gone that won an Emmy! Here is a tune from an outdoor concert at Big Timber in 2010: That's Chris getting nuts on the fiddle. He's been playing that song for 44 years! And then here is one of my favorite songs from their first album with footage from the same concert: (Chris on guitar) If you are interested in more , just Google Mission Mountain Wood Band and click videos....there's a bunch!! Enough of the shameless sister promotion!! Will try to get some of the rain to you!!

By Emerald63 on Aug 15, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Bands? What sort of music/instrument does he play? Sounds nice being able to make money making music. :) No sweat on having to wait. I mean, all the older folks are gone already anyway, right? ++ Is hail unusual in your area? We get it way more often than I'd like here. A huge storm last July damaged our van (we don't have a garage). There was a whole fiasco of miscommunication with the insurance people (we just wanted to know if our deductible would cover a new windshield) and they ended up "totaling" it, meaning they won't insure it for anything other than liability now. Doesn't matter that all the damage was cosmetic - we still can't get any $ for mechanical issues. >:( Sorry your kittehs got scareded. Ours hear storms often enough that it doesn't bother them too much. ++ No fires - YEA!!! It's getting hot again here. It's been a really weird year weather wise - stayed cool much longer than usual, then when summer did get here it occasionally went on "vacation" leaving us with daytime temps in the 70s, even the 60s a couple times, and it's been in the low to mid 80s rather frequently. But we're supposed to be back up near/at 100' starting tomorrow. Hoping for rain, though. The last two years we've had more rain than usual, which was so welcome because of the ongoing drought beforehand. In fact, until just a couple months ago we'd had *2x* as much for the year to that point as usual! But we've slowly dropped back closer and closer to our average amount and we've now slipped just 1/10th or so behind. So... if you can think "Southeast, head southeast..." really hard, maybe all *your* rain will turn into *my* rain, eh?

By mamawalker on Aug 15, 2014 at 3:05 PM

LOL! Thanks!! I was just telling allcats about how patient that kitteh was in a costume! And such a sweet, sweet face!! I sent Christian an email about it but he is out of town performing with one of his bands (Summer is their biggest booking time) and I'm not sure when he will be able to respond. We had quarter-sized hail this afternoon and a strong West wind. Terrified the cats and for awhile, I just knew the window was going to crack. Thankfully, it was a pretty brief storm. In the last week, we've had LOTS of lightning but also LOTS of rain with it, so now fires yet. Whew. Is it still really hot there?

By Emerald63 on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Cute Chick FP Gratsez! Go figure the patience of some cats, willing to sit calmly with a chicken hat on. I remember a similar pic from years ago. You could see its human's arms and I think they were looking at a magazine/comic book. Kitteh was saying, "So let me get this straight... a hooman in tights is a super hero, but a kitteh in a chicken hat is silly?" Loved the incredulity. Also love how good a friend your LOLcat is being. :D ++ Have you had a chance to ask your brother where in Arkansas Grampa Hamburger came from? I still need to figure out if my great grandpa Hamilton had siblings or cousins.

By Emerald63 on Aug 13, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Hmm... I don't remember anyone named Calvin (or Hobbs, for that matter), but I just realized I don't know if my great-grandfather (the Hamilton) had brothers or cousins around. Also, I was thinking he came from western Tennessee to Arkansas, but I think that was just my great-grandmother's family and that they married once she got there. I think she lived in the north central part of the state. That's where my grandma was born and lived before moving to the southeast to teach school as a young woman. That's where she met my grandpa and lived the rest of her life. If you can remember where your Hamiltons are from we can start to figure out if there's any chance of a connection. It's a pretty common name, but being from a rural area/small town, in that era, it might be possible. Gotta sign off for now and switch gears before my DVR explodes, LOL. TTYL :D

By mamawalker on Aug 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Holy Cow! That would be cool! I know that he had a brother named Calvin who stayed back there. But I am the matriarch in the family now...on both sides. :( I'm not sure if there is any family history still around cause most everyone is gone. I'll check with my brother and get back to you. I really only ever researched the other side of the family tree for the Indian tribal information. Until then, maybe we'll just be Cousins Several Times Removed!! :D

By Emerald63 on Aug 13, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Sylvia let me know she doesn't have your addy. Could we maybe figure out something else? This is too cool. :D

By Emerald63 on Aug 13, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Wait... Hamilton? MY family has Hamiltons in it! Do you have any way to find out where he was from or if he had brothers/sisters, what his parents' names were, etc? If you like, you can ask Sylviag for my email addy, if you have hers, that is. I'll let her know it's OK. This could be awesome if we're related!!!

By mamawalker on Aug 13, 2014 at 2:48 PM

LOL!! His last name was Hamilton but we all used Hamburger from the time we could say the word! I'm not sure where he was from but I do know it wasn't from any of the big cities. He left when he was quite young and came West. He was my true smart, even without College. He was completely anti-GoodOleBoy and I clearly remember when my brother was about 6 or 7 and came to Grampa's house and repeated from school the N word. My Grampa knocked him about into the middle of next week and said that we don't use language like that in his house. Sry...memorites...I miss him so and he's been gone 25 years.

By Emerald63 on Aug 13, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Really? His family name was Hamburger? I've heard that before, but never known anyone directly connected to it. Where in Arkansas, do you know?

By mamawalker on Aug 13, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Thanks, Em!! Yeah, my Grampa Hamburger used to say it all the time and he also was from Arkansas! I'm sure we spread it throughout California and Nevada! :D

By Emerald63 on Aug 13, 2014 at 2:05 PM

AnCap an Goggie Gratsez! Do people outside the South say "madder than a wet hen"? My mom used it all the time, but she was from SE Arkansas. So glad you, at least, knew the saying as it is the **perfect** "behind the LOL" lol. :D

By mamawalker on Aug 11, 2014 at 4:52 PM

LOL! I actually had Abe's quote in mind when I was making the lol! Thanks!!

By Emerald63 on Aug 11, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Cats doan growz on treez Grats! I doan fink treez growz on dem, eeber. Was that your title or the mods? Either way, I left a comment about it. Minimally Stressful Moanday to You!

By mamawalker on Aug 10, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Oh, and thanks for the gratz, sweetie!! I have to go feed the beasts. Have a great evening!! Hugs!!

By mamawalker on Aug 10, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Yes, it is! She used to have it in her profile but took it off awhile back. I had it in my burfdae calendar!!

By Emerald63 on Aug 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Hey again. I've been seeing a number of birthday LOLs for Booboo today. I've checked her profile and it doesn't state her birthday. Sometimes someone is just getting caught up faving things, so I'm wondering, can you tell me if you know it's actually her birthday? Kthx.

By Emerald63 on Aug 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Woot! Bent up kitteh FP gratsez! Dat wun's too troo! :D

By mamawalker on Aug 9, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Thanks, Em!!

By Emerald63 on Aug 8, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Happy World Cat Day! Or Cat-World Day, as the case may be...