Global warming, another soldier killed in Iraq, reasons for not
drinking, etc, etc???
I had to check and see if I was in Rec. Woodworking.
You people who post this crap (stuff not related to woodworking, as
this is supposed to be a woodworking group, not a soap box) should buy
some tools and chill out.
Wood working is a solitary often lonely occupation for most people. Most of
the people who do it are more intelligent then average and often very
sociable people who are forced to isolate them selves from others by the
nature of their craft and the lack of understanding of those who do not do
wood work. This group offers several things that these people need, An
outlet to brag about ones work, an outlet to discuss problems that occur and
get advice form others who have experience in that area, an outlet to
discuss the wonders that occur while involved in the work, and a chance to
share ideas and feelings. Normal people do not care about most of these
things but here you have others who are interested. Here you have a chance
to discuss OT subjects that are of general interest with people who have a
common interest with you, often subjects that most people not willing to
discuss. You have stress relieving posts like those put out by BGKM who you
can use to see just how much you can upset him with out having to worry
about really getting anyone except him upset. You have stress relieving
posts such as 10 reasons not to drink, which has no value except it offered
a moments relief and a laugh. You can pick and chose what you want to do
and who you want to hear from and discuss things with. I feel that this is
a well balanced site which offers a lot of support other then just
information on wood working. just my opinion.
I think friends can talk about anything.
Woodworking is what brought us here and keeps us coming back.
But we need shit to talk about while the glue dries and we don't want
to appear obsessional about woodworking either, hence the scent of
normal bonding and social interaction.
I, for one, can't believe I just wrote this crap, but, hey, it's The
Working for Aramco in S.F., CA in late 1940s I had the displeasure of
being in an office environment working with a group of ladies that
comprised the "Steno Pool". One lady would take a shower (I think)
about once a month and don a clean (I think) wool suit for work for
the next month or so. She couldn't sneak into any room unnoticed!
Those lederhosen don't vent well, but when they do....
Bratwurst, beer, smoke, garlic, wet wool, ohhh yesss.
Ever been to a Royal Canadian Legion hall in Northern Quebec's mining
district in dead of winter?
Add the smell of Gauloises and blood and vomit.
No wonder the locals show up hammered on Friday night; they couldn't
stand it sober. The only place where, a participant in a fight, would
take a break to stagger up to the bar, chug a mug and re-join the
Band instruments were not allowed, certainly no cast-iron micrphone
stands lest people's faces would be turned into coins.
Yep ... Lived in greater London (Staines and Hounslow)for a couple of years
in the mid-sixties and played hell getting enough hot water to shave with
daily, much less take a bath once a week, never mind every day as we 'Yanks'
were used to.
The old biddy I rented my flat from watched that tiny 2 gallon water heater,
on the wall in the downstairs hallway, like a hawk.
There was hell to pay if she saw that light on more than once a week.
Ah, when I was a kiddie we had the shilling gas meter in the flat.
Somebody was always getting sent out for shillings.
From 62 to 65 I was stationed just outside Swindon and got to choose when
I suffered the tube.
Mon, Mar 12, 2007, 8:12pm (EDT-3) firstname.lastname@example.org (Robatoy) doth
I can't say I am surprised.
I don't hug guys either.
It was too early in the morning for it to be early in the morning. That
was the only thing that he currently knew for sure.
Thanx. I needed that. (Sort of.)
You can be certain that if a few woodworkers were in the same shop
each working on their own project, the idle chit chat bouncing back
and forth wouldn't be about woodworking. Except for the odd "Who the
hell took my 1/2" chisel?"
I had a brain fart recently and had fallen into the bad habit of not using
my browser's filtering capabilities. Somebody mentioned somethng recently
here about that. I went into the filter settings and added the words "bush"
and "islam" to the subject line filters.
The signal to noise ratio improved remarkably from that simple little change
in my filters. The net is a wild, untamed place. Expecting everybody to
play nice is unrealistic.
And just for the record, the wreck is one of the nicest, most informative
newsgroups there is. If you have problems with this place, other newsgroups
would probably prove fatal to the meek and sensitive.
Didn't he just say something about a soap box? Well, isn't that what he just
did? Or am I cornfused! I don't particularly like ALL of the conversations
that go on here but being a big boy I can just navigate my way through what
I don't wish to read and skip to those parts that I do.
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