You might notice me getting quiet for a while. I have my exams now and I need to study other things than PT.. and after that there is no school 'till January. We haven't got internet in our flat, but at Christmas I'll be at my parents house and then I'll be sure to pop in and wish you all a merry Christmas.
In Norway we open our gifts on the evening of Christmas eve, and we put our presents under the tree after we decorate it little Christmas eve. So I get to open my presents befor most of you do, but I also have to look at them and wonder which ones are mine longer.
I'll miss you all, and I promise to be back early in January.
Looking forward to Christmas! We're gonna celebrate it the traditional way this year: the whole family gathered on Christmas eve with the presents and stuff. Normally we kept the presents for New Year's eve, because then everyone could be present, and not on Christmas eve, but not this year! Soo looking forward to it, and in a nice Christmas mood already!
Put some super glue on some cheese and leave it in the fridge. If they come back and eat it they will suffer from light Cyanide poisoning the wont come back again.
[Edited on 21/11/2002 by Ross]
Rather than the place being stood empty, have you considered renting it out to a family, or even just a room as a bedsit. Once people begin using the place as a squat, it will very quickly deteriate.
(sorry, really couldn't resist that one)
We found out that it was a gang called the CRIP. They left a couple of notes in that room. One was on the wall that said "Welcome to the party." in blue crayon. The other was on the bed. "No F***ING on this bed" It was also in blue crayon. The only things they broke looked like accidents. Like it fell off of a shelf or table or something. There is no telling how much stuff they stole. They did take the TV's Thursday night
They did not come back while we were there. We think they saw us and knew we had the police watching the house.
We were able to get everything out of the house while we were there, and the back door was fixed too. I just hope that they don't decide to come in and burn it down now. We were very lucky, It could have been a lot worse.
you are right. We should not leave the house empty. I would love to live in it. Even though it is kinda small, and needs some work. I love that house. It is really nice. The only problem is Matthew doesn't want to. The area does not have a lot of job opportunites in computers. If he can get a job where he travels alot, then it won't matter as much. It would be nice to buy the house next to it and expand it a bit. I really want the house on one side. It used to belong to my grandparents best friends, and when my gradfather died, Ed became my grandfather to me. I used to crawl between the two houses and go visit Ed and Alley. Both houses hold so many wonderful memories for me. Unfortunately, someone just moved in to that house. I would have more of a chance to buy the one on the other side. If we did I would just have it torn down, so that we could have the land and room to build on to the Mama's house.
My mom and sister would also like to move in to Mama's house. So I am hoping it won't stay empty for long.
Good to have you back Mellie, and pleased to hear everything turned out not too bad after all.
I have some very close friends whose grandmother still lives in Inglewood.. Thats in LA... aparently her neighborhood is crip territory.. we didnt realize it, and were wearing Texas A&M hats outside one day.. Red colored.... A car full of crips came by, and told us they were going to come back around in a little while and we better not be wearing those hats anymore... we kindly took them off and put them inside, and sure enough an hour or so later they slowed down as they passed and nodded to us and then took off again....
its good to hear that everything went ok anyways... as good as can be expected... its too bad they stole so much...
thank you for clarifying this for me Gimli_axe_wielder, for this I promote you to Over Thane of the Lonely Mountain!
MicroSoft had a Moral day yesterday and gave everyone a ticket to the Bond movie and a $10 gift certificate. Matthew said it was a good movie, not great, but good. Very fomulaic (sp) Bond. But Halle Barry was great. lol Typical man, goes for the gorgeous Bond girl. That's ok, I like Pierce, even though he is getting old.
Gimli, it seems that a lot of people have heard of the CRIPS. When they left the notes they did not put the S on the end. but I think it is still the samething. THey also had a thing that had an X over the bloods symbol. That was a bit freaky.
I just don't understand why mama's room was so neat. They also had taken an old trash can of Mama's and put a trash bag in it and wrote PLEASE USE in blue paint, and the ashtray on the table they made was clean. There was another ashtray that had a lot of butts in it. The front bedroom was the only room that had anything broken in it. The back bedroom had her paints scattered around but it looked more like they had dropped the box, and not thrown them, like my aunt and uncle had said. When my aunt and uncle went in on Thursday there was a palet on the floor, with sheets and pillows. When we got there Friday the palet was picked up (tossed in the corner) it kinda looked like they were keeping house. It was just so odd, how clean everything was. I never expected a gang to be living in her house, much less to keep it neat.
Ross, we can't leave cheese in the refriderator, because we gave it to a lady that just got a divorce and is starting over, along with some other stuff. She was very grateful and we only charged her $20 for the stereo cabinet. She got a great deal.
I feel very blessed that they took care of the house and that we were able to help someone in need at the same time. It could have been so much worse, and if they had just asked we would have given them anything they needed. No need to steal from us. Oh, well. It has all worked out, and there is nothing left in the house to steal. Now we just need to keep it from being empty. Thanks for the information Gimli. Glad nothing bad happend to you while you were wearing your hats.
Ahhh family's don't you just love them?
And nice to see you celebrate Christmas in the traditional manner too, Ross. Did you know one in twenty couples split up over Christmas because they don't like the presents they received off each other?
Good luck Amarie!
Hello again 42. How are your classes going? Has the Spirit been anywhere near the America's Cup prelims so you can see the 12 metre boats?
Did you know one in twenty couples split up over Christmas because they don't like the presents they received off each other
Brings back such fond memories, like:
- 2 baby turkey chicks for my birthday (Thanksgiving and Christmas). Now who in their right mind gives a gift that you know you are eventually going to behead!
- new hockey sweater so he would look good on the ice and I could hold my head up with pride.
- kitchen stove for Christmas cause the old one broke.
But always with a loving peck and an "I love you".
Ain't love grand!
Good luck on your exams everyone who is about to write.
Still at least I turned into the nice one who prefers buying the pressents as opposed to recieving them, I also got a pair of dangermouse pajamas (Penfold was the greatest 'Crumbs chief!')
Well, I guess, I am leaving for a bit too, but only sorta. We are in Alabama. We left at 3 am on Thursday morning, and got to Matthew's Aunts house at 1pm. We have the laptop with us, and I can sorta use his Aunts computer when we are over there. It all depends on what we are doing. The connection at his moms house is just a dial up, and she only has one phone line. So I will really have to limit my self while I am here. So I will be in and out for the rest of the weekend and all next week.
I hope everyone that had Thanksgiving on Thursday had a great day. Ours was wonderful. I love Matthew's family.
I will be back online on regular basis after Dec 8 th or so. Have fun, and I will be thinking about everyone at PT.
Christmas is always at my family's house. Depending on my sister's mood it can be a lot of fun. We usually go to my mom's house for Christmas eve, and open a few presents. Sometimes we spend the night, sometimes not. We go home, and open 1 present there, and then send Robbie to bed so that Santa can come. He gets up early on Christmas Morning and gets Santa presents, and then we open the rest of our presents, from each other. Then we go back to my mom's house for Christmas dinner and Robbie usually has one Santa Present there as well.
I have no clue what we are going to do for New Years. We will have to wait on that decision.
I really don't wanna go anywhere on New Year's eve or Christmas. The only place I wanna be then is at home with my family. It's always nice to see each other again and talk and have a good time. I don't see the point of going anywhere else and partying, when you can party at home just as well...
Xmas, 2 days off work. Kids are at their Dads for Xmas day, so we get to go see my Ma and Pa, and have a second Xmas day on Boxing day with them. Not too shabby,
New Years, my home town is in the top ten of places in the UK to be on New years Eve, so i'll be out dressed likea fool and drunk as a skunk, WOOHOO!
My suitemates and I decorated our dorm room...we have Christmas lights and a little tree now
What we tend to do on New Year's eve is play Trivial Pursuit with a whole bunch of people. By that time the kids have gone to bed, and my brothers, my parents and me play Trivial, or Monopoly or sth like that. It's a lot of fun
My sister is sulking at me because I beat her at trivial pursuit the other day and as for monopoly aren't they looking for that in Iraq at the moment, that's one of the most potent weapons of mass destruction known to man. So potent that the Vatican tried to ban it along with crossbows.