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If you are reading this, then I am back with a small apology. Answered

If you are reading this, then I have gone.

On holiday, that is.

I brought my little laptop with me, but forgot the wall-wart!

I'll be popping in as borrowed laptops allow, but otherwise I'll be properly back in just over a week and a half.

(UPDATE: I type on Friday 7th, 21:30 UK time. I will be unlikely to post again until a week on Sunday. For those who asked, we are going to based in Alnmouth for the next week.)

So, I return, and find somebody has flushed a little too imaginatively, and left it dripping down the walls...

An apology

My email notifications say I have had hundreds of comments recently - I doubt I will read them all, so I apologise to anybody who does not receive a reply. If it was important, PM me.

Discussions

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

11 years ago

I'll second your nomination to the Knex Hall of Shame for superfluous "I will be going away, I am thinking about going away, I am away, I am coming back, I'm back and I was gone did anyone notice" topic postings and nonsuch. Yeah, we'll miss you in you absence but we will launch 99 flaming kites aloft in the night sky to signal you if needed. BTW, there must be some way to improvise a field-expedient power supply when you forget your wall-wart or are you rendered powerless away from your maker shed? Enjoy your holiday. I would be more impressed if there were random sightings of you on holiday and somebody posted that instead or your announcement of being on holiday.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Hah, the first time I went on holiday from ibles (before your time, youngling), there was panic and consternation all around (the community was much smaller then).

Since then, I've always told somebody when I'm going to be offline, just in case they need to ease frazzled nerves. If I ever go, and none of the regulars know why, then you need to worry.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

If I ever go and none of the irregulars know why, then everything is pretty much normal.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

If you are irregular, I don't think peeple need to know or want to know if you go. TMI, more fiber to you, my friend.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

Moral fiber is good, but it's no replacement for prunes and bran muffins.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

and a new can of air freshener.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, to freshen the can.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

Isn't that half-moon cutout in the door supposed to do the trick?

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

You'd think so. But sometimes the entire solar system is needed. BTW- I actually have a little too much "comfort-shack" experience (but not in the US). I was in one during an earthquake. For a second, I thought my wife hit it with the truck. I broke through the floor of another.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

Note to self: cesspools are not for swimmin.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Dunker !!!

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

Pollo Loco!

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

Ok, kids! Everybody out! There's something nasty floating in the...... Wait a minute, What were we talking about?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

You country-folk shure know how to have a good time.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

YeeHaw! Once, in an effot to cut down on flies in the outdoor facilities, I decided to get creative. Lets just say the "myth of the exploding john" is no longer a myth.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

Let that be a lesson to the youngins, there is danger in flashback as well as splashback.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

Flush it and forget it = GOOD
Flaming flying poo = BAD

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Gives a WHOLE new meaning to: fire in the hole!

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

I think Mr. Kiteman will be quite upset when he comes back from holiday to find we crocked all over his thread...

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah, this thread really stinks!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

That's funny coming from someone with the moniker of SKUNKbait LOL

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

Smell is in the nose of the besmeller. Just ask Pepe LePew!!

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

Remember the curse laid upon The Spleen -- he who smelt it, dealt it

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

(Hands round cloths and buckets of bleach.)

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

I would've had to gargle and snort the bleach to solve that little dilemma.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

>Pours bleach in ears to wash image from brain<

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

bleach ? I think I will stick to antibiotic soap and water thank you :-)

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

Haha! Bleach and soap?? Mere mortals! THis stench/taste/image requires high-grade Kryptonite!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Looks like Kryptonite has left the building....

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

*Runs off screaming* *Runs back* Sorry if my spelling's a bit off the last few days, my keyboard is dying so every second letter doesn't register. *Runs off again*

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

This is where I slink of slinkilly. Sionara!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Just when Skunkbait asked for your help too ;-)

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

In the hole was not so bad. The problem was the pulse-jet action blazing all the way to the roof (and beyond).

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

What's worse, napalm or getting slimed?

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

The singed eyebrows and beard were bad. But I could taste petrol, sulfur, and methane for a week.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

Mrs. Skunkbait thought so too. The kisses were few and far between that week!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

eww, yucko ;-)

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

But still, if you fall in, I'd advise you to swim anyway.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

But you might be able to walk on that water...

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

The smelliest miracle ever!!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Was that before my time also? :D

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

I think you were the cause of the panic and consternation.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

>Slinks away guiltily<

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

no one can blame their own feelings and reactions on you......they need to buck up and become responsible for their own panic and constipation yah, I spelled that this way on purpose ;-)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Hehe thanks Goodhart. :)