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Post by carl_is_my_man on Tue 04 Mar 2008, 7:56 pm

TRUMPET YEAH
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Post by Altair on Tue 04 Mar 2008, 8:55 pm

^ The quote of the century! lol!
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Post by sensor on Wed 05 Mar 2008, 11:03 pm

My pleasure altair, re. the joke! lol!
Hahahaha!!
Who knew the little Cooperism would come in handy one day!? Razz How often do you get to say "and speaking of gladwrap"!? :lol:
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Post by Altair on Thu 06 Mar 2008, 1:55 pm

*chuckles*

It scored me a few guffaws Razz
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Post by sensor on Fri 14 Mar 2008, 7:28 am

In honour of Carl's upcoming album:

What we play is life ~ Louis Armstrong
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Post by Altair on Fri 14 Mar 2008, 12:25 pm

Nice! flower
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Post by Altair on Sat 15 Mar 2008, 11:30 am

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

~ Robert Frost
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Post by sensor on Sat 15 Mar 2008, 9:03 pm

What a beautiful piece of writing that is.
Sadly, I wonder if we'll ever just make 'a time to talk', in the world we've created for ourselves...but doesn't he make that simple gesture sound amazingly comforting and desirable...


What a poet...
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Post by Altair on Sun 16 Mar 2008, 1:26 pm

Yes, it's beautiful isn't it and it means a lot to me.

What I wouldn't give for more ppl in my life to 'down hoes' once in a while *sigh*
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Post by sensor on Tue 18 Mar 2008, 10:30 pm

Interesting about downing hoes...
When I was growing up, my parents said, "If you're not busy, you're lazy."
It's been a great creed as far as my work and study goes, but I swear if I didn't have my downtime, I'd go straight-jacket looneytoones...

"We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace." ~ Aristotle

"Leisure tends to corrupt and absolute leisure corrupts absolutely." ~ Edgar A. Shoaff. Razz

I guess there's always a balance between working to achieve and smelling the flowers along the way...
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Post by bettinaxox on Wed 19 Mar 2008, 12:44 pm

Hi everyone; sorry about my long absence but I had forgotten how to log onto this site! Great to see your beautiful, inspiring and wickedly funny quotes, Altair and Sensor and all my old cyberpals!
Sensor - congratulations on being an auntie-in-waiting. I join with everyone in giving you a huge vote of confidence; what a lucky nephew/niece! As well as a Carl CD, don't forget to buy a him/her a few books; I'm sure you won't, being as literate as you are. Very Happy
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Post by Altair on Wed 19 Mar 2008, 2:02 pm

Hello bettina ... great to see you again

Absolute leisure corrupts absolutely? Shocked

Off to find something to do!

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Post by Admin on Thu 20 Mar 2008, 9:12 am

To Altair and Sensor, You lovely ladies bring joy to my heart with your very clever and thought provoking quotes! Just love the 'time to talk' quote! I'm sure the world would be a happier and more peaceful place to be if we all took a minute or two each day to just say hi to someone, even a complete stranger!
And welcome back Bettina, you have been missed! I was checking the member list the other day to see who was missing from the original 'Idol' forum and your name popped up! You have a bit of lost time to make up for so get writing! lol! And that's an order!!!!!!

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Post by Altair on Thu 20 Mar 2008, 2:14 pm

Thanks goldie! that's a lovely thing to say flower

Can't ask for anything more than bringing joy to someone's heart Very Happy
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Post by sensor on Fri 21 Mar 2008, 3:35 pm

Well I've been away for a couple of days, visiting a sick Aunt - true!!
And wow, a little message from Bettina!! :cheers:

Hi there Bettina. You've been so missed and it's lovely to hear from you again!! Thanks for the vote of confidence on my impending Aunty-dom. I have to admit, I'm having the best time shopping for bubbalicious!!
I've bought a couple of baby books so far, but they're those little soft ones, more for chewing than reading it seems!! I have the entire set of Beatrix Potter; and Mem Fox might have to feature in his/her future. I would love to find a classic book of Fairy Tales for a keepsake, but it seems many of the illustrations are quite large and fearful-looking, for someone tiny. So my search continues...
Anyway, so glad you're back on board and look forward to hearing from you soon. As Goldie says, "get writing Missy!! Time's awastin'! " I love you
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Post by sensor on Fri 21 Mar 2008, 3:55 pm

Thanks goldie, for the kind words!!

Altair's last quote is beautiful isn't it...
Sometimes I despair of our society and the "me" generation we live in. And then something happens to return my confidence.

My Aunt - a cross between Auntie Mame and Julie Andrews!! - had a fall in the city the other day. A young couple came to her aid; and an elderly man; a youngish man; and an older couple. One rang the ambulance, one produced a glass of cold water and a little blanket, one a chair; and the elderly gentleman said, "Here love, lean against me!", to which my Aunt replied, 'Ur, ur, ur no thanks...I'm okay!!" hehe

The young couple stayed with her for twenty minutes till the ambulance arrived, then announced they were a little late for an engagement, so if she was okay, they'd just leave her with the ambulance people. How cool was that!

My Aunt was so impressed - and so was I!!

People are good - that's one thing I know... I love you
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Post by sensor on Fri 21 Mar 2008, 4:06 pm

Loved that little 'leisure' quote, which of course is a take-off of the "power" quote. Like you, alty, I just can't imagine why absolute leisure would corrupt absolutely...
However, in order to assess its credibility, I'm willing to give this theory a go... Razz Razz Razz

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Post by bettinaxox on Sat 22 Mar 2008, 12:24 am

Aw, shucks.. what a warm welcome you lovely guys have given me; thanks! Aye, aye, Goldie! I'll start writing!
Nice story about your Aunt, Sensor. There are many wonderful people about, including the youngins! My daughter had
her 17th birthday party last Saturday and she and her friends (about 20 of them)had the lovliest time, with no alcohol, drugs etc.
One of the guys played some modern piano music (Liszt,etc) in the middle of it and the others were enthralled. So I'm not about to give up hope yet, even though living with teenagers is like being on a giant emotional rollercoaster at times!
As for quotes, I compiled a quiz for an Australia day barbeque that I went to at a friend's place. In it you had to work out which famous Australian said what quote. I'll post it sometime later today as it's now past midnight (this session got severely interrupted!). Ni-night all! Sleep
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Post by Altair on Sat 22 Mar 2008, 8:22 pm

sensor wrote:Loved that little 'leisure' quote, which of course is a take-off of the "power" quote. Like you, alty, I just can't imagine why absolute leisure would corrupt absolutely...
However, in order to assess its credibility, I'm willing to give this theory a go... Razz Razz Razz


haha beer o'clock! I love it!
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Post by sensor on Sun 23 Mar 2008, 6:11 pm

While munching on an Easter-bunny egg, and having a lonesome beer oclock moment, (b/f is working - medical field, horror hours Sad ), have found these beautiful quotes:

We grow great by dreams.
All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a winter's evening.
Some of us let those great dreams die; but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope their dreams will come true. ~ Woodrow Wilson


Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them all, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. ~ Louisa May Alcott
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Post by amanda-renee on Sun 23 Mar 2008, 9:19 pm

don't quit poem.

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
You might succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt -
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

- Unknown -
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Post by sensor on Mon 24 Mar 2008, 6:54 am

"And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar"
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"Rest if you must but don't you quit"

What a wonderful poem. Written by someone who knew the expression, "it's always darkest before the dawn"...

Thanks a-r, for the poem...


And that's a lovely story about your daughter Bettina. She sounds mature for 17. Loved the idea of the Liszt recital at her party!! I hear the voice of a proud Mum, in your writing...
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Post by bettinaxox on Tue 25 Mar 2008, 4:13 pm

Beautiful quotes, Sensor and great poem, a-r. Both inspirational and comforting, all of which I need!

Now for some frivolity. As promised, here are some quotes by famous Australians. See if you can match them with the names below. Warning: strong language in some!

1. "This is the recession that Australia had to have."
2. "Any boss that sacks an employee for not turning up [on the day of the America's Cup yacht race that Australia won] is a bum."
3. "Can you tell what it is yet?"
4. "There they are, a conga line of suckholes on the conservative side of politics."
5. "His [John Hewson's] performance is like being flogged with a warm lettuce."
6. "Vote Mal, eat Pal."
7. "Well may we say 'God save the Queen', because nothing will save the Governor General."
8. "Everything's upside down these days."
9. "Please explain."
10. "I know body hair bothers some women, but a lot of men like a fluffy partner."
11. "By the year 1990, there will be no Australian child living in poverty."
12. "Man is a predatory animal, and this aspect is nowhere better suited by environment, than in the world of politics."
13. ""Their teeth are like razors. One bite, one laceration, and I'd bleed out and be dead in an instant."
14. "Howard is an arse-licker. He went over there [USA], kissed some bums, and got patted on the head."
15. "Life wasn't meant to be easy."
16. Interjector: "Wotcha gonna do about 'ousing?" -------(insert name) "Put an 'h' in front of it."
17. "Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaark!"



ANSWERS (in no particular order):
Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, Rolf Harris, Dame Edna Everage, Dame Enid Lyons, Malcolm Fraser, Mark Latham, Bob Menzies, Graham Kennedy, Paul Keating, graffitti, Pauline Hanson, Bob Hawke, Mark Latham, Steve Irwin, Gough Whitlam, Mr Squiggle.

Sorry about the colourful language, but most of the quotes are by politicians! I'll post the correct order in a week or so. :) :)
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Post by sensor on Wed 26 Mar 2008, 7:48 am

1. Paul Keating - the best mud-slinger of them all.
2. Bob Hawke
3. Mr. Squiggle???
4. "A Conga line of Suckholes" - what a book-title!! It's so dirtily literate!! Oh. Mark Latham.
5. Paul Keating
6. Not a clue!!
7. Gough
8. Nothin'!! Jeez, you're making me feel insecure here B!! hehe
9. The perils of Pauline
10. Mr. Squiggle again?? hehe
11. Bob Hawke
12. By a process of elimination, I'm thinking it has to be one of the two dames...
13. Steve Irwin
14. Mark Latham
15. Malcolm Fraser
16. Maybe Robert Menzies??
17. Graham Kennedy...

If I failed this test, my reasons are as follows:

*Dog ate notes
*Couldn't study - computer died
*Mr. Squiggle kidnapped me
*Just dumb

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Post by bettinaxox on Wed 26 Mar 2008, 11:33 am

13 out of 17 - Well done, Sensor! You got all the 'serious' quotes correct, so you don't need any of those 'reasons', although your third excuse caught my imagination, I must say!
By the process of elimination you could work out nos. 3, 6, 8 and 10 if you feel like it or ask Mr Squiggle for some help!

Now for my own challenge; to follow Goldie's instructions and work out how to get myself an avater. But that may take a while yet... I should follow advice from primary school days:
"If at first you don't succeed, try and try again." :cheers:
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Post by sensor on Wed 26 Mar 2008, 1:09 pm

I take it this is NOT a High Distinction then???? Shocked
Bugger, I'm mortified!!!! I demand a re-mark!! :lol:

I don't know Mr. Squiggle personally, but even from a glance I can see it was all HIS fault!! That's what you get for befriending a bloody pen!!

Seriously, have to love Mark Latham and Paul Keating. They might possibly be two of the most hilariously rude human beings ever created..
However, I think most politicians have the "backhander" down pat... :lol:

Good luck with the avatar...and then maybe you'd like to try a signature at the bottom...:cheers:
Which reminds me, might have to change my sig. again - sick of it already...
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Post by Admin on Wed 26 Mar 2008, 11:34 pm

Oh Bettina...you poor darlin'!
Let's fix up the lack of 'avatar' problem for you!

Open 'profile' under the banner on the 'Home Page' - your profile should open up.
Above your credentials you will see some thingy's marked ' Information' Preferences' 'Signature' and 'Avatar'.
Click on 'Avatar' At the bottom is a little 'Show gallery' icon. Click on this and find the one you would like to use and hey presto, you have an avatar. Now if you want to get all technical and you have a cute little picture on your computer you can add that by selecting the 'browse' button on the Avatar page and follow the prompts! We could also organise you a signature in much the same way!
If you have any dramas with that darl, just p.m me and we will sort it out together so that your not avatarless!
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Post by Angeo on Thu 27 Mar 2008, 12:00 am

amanda-renee wrote:don't quit poem.
... many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
You might succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt -
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.


- Unknown -

This is a lesson for me Amanda. I should have 'stuck to the fight' and struck more 'blows' earlier and I might have 'captured the victor's cup'

I'm never going to get over missing out on Carl at the Basement! Never

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Post by bettinaxox on Thu 27 Mar 2008, 11:31 am

Hi Goldie, it was so kind of you to provide me with explicit instructions. Last night I was showing my daughters the hilarious photos of animal antics posted by yourself and Kris; they were even funnier when sharing them with others people and we were literally rofl, holding our aching insides! :lol:
Then I showed my 17 year old the quotes and she followed your instuctions, all at the lightning speed that these computer-savvy young people so effortlessly do. I wanted to show her the lovely gallery of Carl photos for avatars but she steered me to our family photos, arguing that it would be more interesting for people to see what I looked like. What a Face
So there you have it, for better or worse, a photo of myself and my good husband, Chris for my avatar. But one day at my own sedate pace, I'll go back to those scrumptious photos of Carl and swap it around.
And Goldie, I haven't really congratulated you on the awesome and stupendous job you (and others) have done to set up this site
so, Congratulations and Thankyou!
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Post by Admin on Thu 27 Mar 2008, 11:56 am

Hi Bettina, I am so glad you have been relieved of that terribly painful condition of being 'avatarless'! And it's lovely to be able to put a face to the name!
And thank you for the accolades that I don't really deserve...this site has been a complete work of love by myself and my moderators, whom without, I could not have succeeded!
I have to admit to being just a teeny bit obssessed by it all, but such a nice obssession! :bounce:

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