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Spoilt I'd call it! Htf can you be so crabbity living in a place like that?
Ah well what the pictures do fail to convey is the view is normally obscured by mist/rain/snow/hail/midges or all at once. And its usually all coming at you horizontally because of the gale force wind. Living somewhere beautiful you can hardly ever see and where you get blown about in rain/snow/hail or eaten alive by midges if you do go out is what makes us crabbity.
Shut up! It's sounding more like Middle Earth with every word you utter! <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' />
Beautiful pictures, Petty. Some of the Shire, and some of Lothlorien in there. Can't fit them all in somewhere though, I'll leave that to others with better knowledge of the places in ME <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
PJ might be coming your way, if current rumours are true, Mr Tyrant.
Oh now that would make my day!!! :twisted:
[quote="Odo Banks":2klv2vig]Spoilt I'd call it! Htf can you be so crabbity living in a place like that?[/quote:2klv2vig] God placed him here as the world would not cope with his crabityness if he lived anywhere else.
[quote="pettytyrant101":ljvadlxk]Ah well what the pictures do fail to convey is the view is normally obscured by mist/rain/snow/hail/midges or all at once. And its usually all coming at you horizontally because of the gale force wind. Living somewhere beautiful you can hardly ever see and where you get blown about in rain/snow/hail or eaten alive by midges if you do go out is what makes us crabbity.[/quote:ljvadlxk] Stop exagerating, trying to make them feel better is uncharacteristically uncrabbity. I live here also and have palm trees growing in my garden, only 5 foot at the moment, but growing well. Scotland is based on heaven but we were given rotten neighbours to keep us humble. ps Ally, not the Welsh
Youb surely can't mean the English - your natural Lords and Masters!? :shock: How unappreciative you sound, Noom... :x Careful, you might get Transported to Australia! (Mind you, the weather's nicer here... some of the time...)
Some pics taken by Nagual of our local wintry scenery. Any suggestions for ME locations? [img:30al18ri]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/IMG_0837.jpg[/img:30al18ri] [img:30al18ri]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/IMG_0851.jpg[/img:30al18ri] [img:30al18ri]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/snow4.jpg[/img:30al18ri] [img:30al18ri]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/IMG_0847.jpg[/img:30al18ri] [img:30al18ri]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/IMG_0833.jpg[/img:30al18ri]
My first thought would be Eriador. Perhaps somewhere in the White Mountains, too; Boromir makes a reference to there being lots of snow there. And now I have another reason to be jealous: in addition to stunning natural scenery you also have snow. <img src='/images/smileys/vevil.gif' border='0' alt='Very Evil Smilie' /> :P
Yeah White Mountains occurred to me too. Although the one by the loch side I thought could be the Lake by the Lonely mountain in winter, with Lake Town just out of shot. As to the snow, well it looks nice Eldo but the streets are treacherous, the roads impassable, its freezing cold....ah hell, ok even I'm fighting to be crabbit when the place looks like Narnia, but the fact I can't get crabbity about it makes me quite crabbity about it all, so that's ok.
I like the idea about the Long Lake! I hadn't thought about it... Also, it's freezing cold here too, but we don't get any pretty snow to make up for it. :lol:
There is a branch of crabbitness mathematics which has an equation for snow, it goes like this; [i:31bdmpu7]the prettiness of snow+stunning countryside=happiness[/i:31bdmpu7] however it has to be balanced by the following equation; [i:31bdmpu7]prettiness of snow - the amount of times you slip and fall on your ar*e = crabbitness[/i:31bdmpu7] (please note there is a multiplying factor applied to slipping that squares the basic number per time you fall in public. This is known in Scots crabbit maths as the 'What the **** are you looking at!' multiplier). The mathematics of crabitness are quite complex and not for the untutored (or those of a happy disposition-you sickos) therefore I have provided only the basic equations here as taught to Scots hobbits in infant school.
For those with an interest in this complex mathematical avenue here's the full version of the above equation as presented in Scots hobbit university exams (and because I've half an hour to kill before I have to go back to work so I may as well copy it out of my old school jotter for you); [u:30i0f2ac]PS(FT+CS+FF)-(IC+S) + SC -(SM+LC+WS)[/u:30i0f2ac] PS(IC+S) - (SOA) x (E+W) =C? simple stuff of course. [i:30i0f2ac]Prettiness of Snow multiplied by the Fall Type plus Consistency of Snow* plus Fun Factor** minus Ice Content and Slush plus Stunning Countryside minus Scots Mist plus Low Cloud plus Wind Speed over prettiness of snow multiplied by Ice Content plus Slush minus Slipping On Ar*e*** multiplied by Embarrassment plus Witnesses**** equals the measure of Crabitness felt. [/i:30i0f2ac] *this is determined by how well you can make snowballs and snowmen out of it. ** this is usually a + number but can be - if say you bump into a snow laden tree and have all the snow deposited upon you (if this is witnessed apply the 'What the **** you looking at' multiplier). *** This is not a fixed part of the formula but could for example be replaced by SCASBD (Stalling car and sliding back downhill) or any other snow induced embarrassment. As always remember to apply the 'What the **** you looking at multiplier if necessary-see below). ****the [i:30i0f2ac]'what the **** you looking at'[/i:30i0f2ac] multiplier has a complex set of subroutines based on how well you know the people, the severity of the embarrassment and for how long after the event friends will still take the p*ss out of you over it.
I feel your pain, Petty :lol:
Oddly enough Ringdrotten you've hit upon the core equation at the heart of all crabbit mathematics (you may be a natural!); P=C Pain=Crabbitness
Why, I never knew I was so crabbity :lol:
You probably just need to dedicate yourself to it Ringdrotten. Crabbitness is a state of mind and body (its very spiritual you know), let yourself become crabbit at everything around you gradually, when something annoying happens don't just let it slide, boil in it, let it get to you and you'll soon see the benefits. (The equation is C+ ?C=A. Crabbitness plus infinite crabbitness equals action).
Thank you Eldo I have amended the above post. That looks much better, my old Professor Of All Things Crabbit would be very pleased, he hated equations not to look neat- made him very crabbity in fact. And of course if you were consistently not neat then the above equation came into play and it really got nasty!
There isn't on American keyboards (though British ones are different so I can't comment on them), but the character has a Unicode value so you can copy and paste it. ?
Somehow managed to miss the pictures you posted, Petty! They're beautiful, especially the second one and the one with the lake <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> You inspired me to throw in a winter pic myself: [img:2e4dmh8y]http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx16/the-hobbit-movie/skaun1-1.jpg?t=1292285378[/img:2e4dmh8y] The snow, despite being a pain in the *** on so many levels, is, if nothing else, a beautiful sight <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> No idea what place in Tolkien's world it might resemble though!
They look more like pictures of Narnia during the 100 years winter under the White Witch's rule. [b:21o50985]GB[/b:21o50985] :mrgreen:
Well, it is cold enough :lol:
Nicely taken pic Ringdrotten. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> (If I had an emoticon cheering you'd have got that!) As to place as soon as I saw it for some reason a bit of the book came right to me. Under Caradhras in the snow Sam wishes the snow would go to the Shire where it would be appreciated, and as an aside we are informed that it rarely snows in the Shire except on the North Downs where it can be surprisingly heavy. So I'd say North Downs in winter.
Nagual got a new camera a s an early xmas pressie (to himself) and has been happily snapping away and has kindly allowed me to share some of the results; [img:g5kf9aiw]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_00802.jpg[/img:g5kf9aiw] [img:g5kf9aiw]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_02012.jpg[/img:g5kf9aiw] [img:g5kf9aiw]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0193.jpg[/img:g5kf9aiw] [img:g5kf9aiw]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_01823.jpg[/img:g5kf9aiw]
Great pics Petty, love the first one. What camera you using?
Stunning scenery there, Petty. Especially the first one, like Chris says.
Petty, we live in an area that begs photography, need to get into it myself some time.
You too, Ringdrotten? :cry: Lucky bastards. :P And just so you guys know why I'm complaining so much, [url=http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt259/ek_lotr/DSCN6492.jpg:1m9izuiu]this[/url:1m9izuiu] is as great as the view around my house gets. Note the houses and power lines that extend off-camera for miles in every direction. :lol: EDIT: Ringdrotten's picture would be an awesome wallpaper. 8-)
Hey that looks quite nice Eldo! Yeah there's a few power cables and stuff in shot but I see open space, trees, what you complaining about? From what you say I had expected nothing but an industrial wasteland of factories as far as the eye could see or an endless sea of grey bland suburbia. Maybe the snow helps but it looks quite nice.
Got to agree with Petty, Eldo! Remove the power cables and I'd say that's a very nice place. I had imagined you lived in the middle of one of those grand cities you have over there in the U.S. <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
The snow and the trees help cover up the blandness. But there really are houses stretching for miles in every direction, even though I'm not in the city. I could have it worse, but I don't live in a place of idyllic natural beauty either. :lol:
Talking of idyllic natural beauty it was snowing again today and what to do on such a day? Join up with Nagual (and his new camera-forgot to find out what sort Chris, sorry, Nikkon of some kind) and take to the snow clad hills! First the lower bit of the hill and a frozen reservoir; [img:r6czfuit]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_00032-1.jpg[/img:r6czfuit] [img:r6czfuit]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_00082.jpg[/img:r6czfuit] Then a nice pleasent walk; [img:r6czfuit]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0291.jpg[/img:r6czfuit] [img:r6czfuit]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0013.jpg[/img:r6czfuit] Yup, that a'way. [img:r6czfuit]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0274.jpg[/img:r6czfuit] Anyone need a xmas tree? [img:r6czfuit]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0048-1.jpg[/img:r6czfuit] Or some larch? [img:r6czfuit]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0030-1.jpg[/img:r6czfuit] Now what to do on the top of a hill in a blizzard? If you go up the hills today you're sure of a big surprise For todays the day a Nagual and a Tyrant have a picnic. Obvious really. [img:r6czfuit]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0026.jpg[/img:r6czfuit] To preserve an air of mystery I'm not saying whose who!!
Well, the guy with the blue and red jacket looks happy. I'm guessing the one with the brown jacket is "drinking" to hide his crabbity expression. In other words, Petty is the guy with the brown jacket.
Looks cold. 32 in Perth today. poms just got thrashed by the Aussies at the WACA.
"Well, the guy with the blue and red jacket looks happy.....Petty is the guy with the brown jacket."- Ringdrotten Now I am not saying if you are right or wrong Ringdrotten but good to see you immersing yourself in a bit of Holmes deduction! So this should confuse matters further. [img:2ppr9186]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/mark202b.jpg[/img:2ppr9186] Incidentally if it wasn't for the fact we were having our tea, rolls and a smoke :mrgreen: in a blizzard the view would behind us would have looked something like this rather than a blank grey wall; [img:2ppr9186]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/22410295.jpg[/img:2ppr9186] If you look carefully you can just see a bit of the reservoir we passed on the way up from town.
I'm speechless! Those are some stunning photographs. :shock: I really need to get out with my camera more and send you guys some of the local scenery around these parts. In the meantime, here's a few local pics from the Web: [img:9beeru5d]http://www.skyroadster.com/forums/attachments/f33/22572d1204355265-wckcc-central-california-coast-meet-apr-11-13-hwy-1-centerspread.jpg[/img:9beeru5d] [img:9beeru5d]http://image09.webshots.com/9/6/37/54/118363754hNpLNz_ph.jpg[/img:9beeru5d] [img:9beeru5d]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/102/312608664_763ceaab9b.jpg[/img:9beeru5d] [img:9beeru5d]http://www.monterey.org/harbor/images/mbnms.jpg[/img:9beeru5d] [img:9beeru5d]http://desktopnature.com/2003-2/Central+Coast+Sunrise_+California.jpg[/img:9beeru5d] Aaaah! Who am I kidding? :roll: I probably wouldn't be able to take pictures half as good as these. but this is where I live. [b:9beeru5d]GB[/b:9beeru5d]
Beautiful pictures, GB, the top one looks like a perfect place for a chat with mr. Green :mrgeen: Petty: well, you have me totally confused. The mysterious tea-drinker looks happy too! I guess then, that my second theory must be correct: a man who has posted 2000 posts on an internet forum must have spent so much time in front of his PC monitor that his eyesight has been affected by it. Therefore, the guy with the glasses is you, Petty. There, I solved this one pretty easily. Watson! - the needle.
:lol: :lol: :lol: I like your reasoning Ringdrotten (but I'm not saying you're right!). edit:- I should add both people wear glasses! Just not in these two shots. So you'll need a new theory. Watson- hold the needle! On the lack of general crabitness all I can say is its amazing what a good hot cup of milky sweet tea and Mr Green for a travelling companion can do to elevate crabitness- besides most of my crabitness is reserved for those below in the grey- nature never makes me crabbity (except for that time I accidentally used poison ivy in the dark but that's another story!!) GB get yourself out and about, any old camera will do but hey sounds like you could do with a few hours of untroubled freedom more than anything- that's why I like to go out up the hills anyway, nothing like it for putting the rest of creation in perspective.
I wish my camera hadn't broken now, though I'm not sure I have the willpower to go out in the snow anyway! Some beautiful photos here, though I must confess, I think I would rather be walking along the beach at twilight, than sitting on a bench with snow all round! Though you guys do seem to be having fun! My theory coming up! "and his new camera"- You can see what looks like a camera case on the floor, by the person on the right. By the reasoning I conclude that Pettytyrant is indeed, the man on the right! Unless the camera was lent out, or you took turns, then my theory is ruined! Allys!
I think it is safe to bring back the needle at once, my dear Watson. Notice that the man with the glasses has a hole in his jeans - typical for people with a lot on their minds (the hole is caused by being too busy with thinking to keep their eyes on the road, and that must ultimately end with a fall - hence the hole). Now, we know that Petty is one such person. Have we not seen him express countless intelligent thoughts on these boards - especially in the "Ideas & Suggestions" section? He cannot come to all his conclusions without thinking. And we already know that he is an avid hiker. I think it is safe to presume that he does a fair bit of thinking on his trips - so much in fact, that he sometimes loses concentration and falls. That is why Petty is the man with a hole in his jeans. Now, give me work or the needle, Watson - either will do.
[quote="Jolly Cotton":kr3ulizm] My theory coming up! "and his new camera"- You can see what looks like a camera case on the floor, by the person on the right. By the reasoning I conclude that Pettytyrant is indeed, the man on the right! Unless the camera was lent out, or you took turns, then my theory is ruined! [/quote:kr3ulizm] That is a very good theory, Ally. In fact, if my own hole-in-the-jeans theory wasn't so foolproof, I would've had to say it was the correct one.
Mmmm interesting theories all round. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> Ringdrottens first. 'The hole in the jeans equals deep thoughts theory'- I like it (on first examining) and do I detect a note of flattery? :oops: But it cannot sway me from pointing out a flaw in your deductive process. You have not considered all. Indeed there is a rip, but beneath there appears to be a dark material. This could indicate the person in question has at least two pair of garments on for insulation in the blizzard conditions. The rip of course could be explained by the thriftiness of the person -a well known Scots trait- and that jeans with a rip need not be thrown out when they can be worn in a white out where none shall see. Racial characteristics bring down your argument as the only solution. You also sight avid hiking as proof yet the figure on the right has upon their feet rather costly hiking boots with shin protection making them at least as avid. (Although you still [i:35wqmoiw]might[/i:35wqmoiw] be right, or not <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />. Ally, 'the camera case sees all theory' a sharp eye for detail. The position of the camera bag- indeed a tell tale sign but of what? As you say a number of scenarios are possible. The camera may belong to the person by which it sits (in which case Nagual) or it may be that it had been lent (in which case Petty) or even that it was sat down prior to either person taking their seat and its position in relation to them is therefore random, and coincidental. And of course you have not accounted for the items upon the table. A flask of lovely tea, rolls to eat, a bottle of milk can be seen- from whence did they come? To bulky for pockets- could your 'camera bag' be something else, a small shoulder bag for provisions? (Although you might be right, or not <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />. But good work! I may even reveal the truth if someone comes up with a method of detection that cannot be refuted (Nagual and Noom/Baron you're banned from participating!!)
I suspect both GB and Mr Tyrant live in locations superior to mine, and I weep! :cry: As to the Real Mr Tyrant --- I'm reluctant to guess, but the gent with the goggles looks quite a lot like a close friend of mine, an artist, a poet, musician and a story writer. Does this make "Goggles" a Tyrant though? --- I guess the theory is tenuous to say the least... :? for the gent with the hair and a "crabbity" then "happy slightly-surprised" expression could just as easily be a Tyrant (though a hidden one). I give up... :roll:
May I ask, is someone else taking your picture, or do you use a timer on the camera?
Its on a timer- which partly explains the rigid expressions being held whilst waiting for the damn thing to go off. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[quote="pettytyrant101":dk1pt18a]Its on a timer- which partly explains the rigid expressions being held whilst waiting for the damn thing to go off. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />[/quote:dk1pt18a] That is what I thought. The one on the left (will be "Leftie" - only for practical reasons, no politics involved!) looks like he's been sitting like that for quite some time (very relaxed). I think it is safe to say that he was not the one who set the timer. In no way does the way he sits indicate that he has recently been up and about setting camera timers off. Rightie (again, no politics!), however, looks like he has just returned to his seat after being unseated (in this case, because he was setting the timer). Additionally, take a look at where they are sitting on the benches: Leftie is sitting on the middle of the bench. Rightie is sitting on the edge of the closest end of the bench. Ergo, he has not had time to seat himself properly after setting the timer. Now, that leads me to this conclusion: If Petty owns the camera and set the timer himself, he is Rightie. If Nagual set the timer for him, Petty is Leftie. Now, bring me that needle already, Watson <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Nagual own the camera. If that helps. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
Well, in that case: Nagual is the one that set the timer (Rightie), and you are the relaxed guy. Or, you set the timer on his camera, in that case you are on the right. I will guess though, that you are the one who's sitting on the left side of the table, and that Nagual perhaps knowing his camera better set the timer. Admit it, I am close now! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
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