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  • Steph S.

    Hope you feel better soon Ian.

    Did everyone survive Xmas with the relatives?

  • Tony Carroll

    Survived. Food was great, and only one prayer to suffer through. Though my son kept making faces at me during it, to try to get me to laugh. I'm an easy one to get to make laugh. But I made it.

  • Ian Mason

    Hope everyone has enjoyed the seasonal celebrations. I haven't been out much but on the other hand, I have recommendations for what to use those book-tokens auntie gave you on:

    "The Etymologicon" by Mark Forsyth. An eccentric but logical whirlwind ride through the origins or English words and phrases. Will create an addiction and the overwhelming urge to tell people exactly what they're saying really means.

    "Jingo" by Terry Pratchett. A fable for out times, set in (on?) the Discworld. Greedy, merchantile Ankh Morpork goes to war with the unstable desert realm of Klatch over a meaningless little island.

    "Cider with Rosie" by Laurie Lee. An oldie but a goodie. I don't know why I've never read it before, just coincidence I think. Early 20th century childhood in a Cotswold valley. It lives up to the decription H.E.Bates gave it of being "one long prose poem".

    There's something to be said for being a bit "under the weather" on days off. 3 books in 4 days :-) Have now started "No country for old men" by Cormac McArthy but work starts again this evening, so back to the old routine.

    Love to you all.

  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

    Thanks for the cute cat pics, Steph and booklover. Three books in four days. Get well soon, Ian. You take any sublingual B-12?

    Enjoy the days off, everyone. Hugs!

  • Plinius

    Survived! We did our two chores: demented aunt, who keeps on repeating the same remarks and questions every minute, and the second is Asperger brother-in-law, who keeps on giggling about nothing and never hears what I say. They don't like each other so we invite them on different days. I'm glad they enjoyed themselves - and I take the rest of the year off!

  • Ian Mason

    Well done all, for getting through the ups and downs. Onward to the new year!

  • Joan Denoo

    Congratulations Ruth! 800 and growing. Of course, people like excellent writing and reporting.
  • Steph S.

    Congrats Ruth! 800 Members!

    Way to go!

  • Steph S.

    Love the lolcats booklover!

    Nate - congrats on being member 800!

    We welcome you.

  • Steph S.

  • Steph S.

    Tony - it sounds like you had a nice day with your family. Your son sounds really cool. : )

  • Steph S.

  • Ian Mason

    800! Best group around, of course. Hats off to Ruth for the initiative.

  • Plinius

    Just finished: Oliver Sacks - Hallucinations. About the amazing things that originate somewhere in our brain, and the subject is much larger than you'd think - also because Sacks not only looks at the patient, but also at background and culture. Lots of info about nightmares, döppelgangers, alien hands, near-death-experiences, witches, ghosts and more. This is a real answer to all the wild guesses about things that go bump in the night - and Sacks is careful enough to let the reader draw his/her own conclusions.
  • Ian Mason

    Will look out for that one, Chris. Thanks.

  • The Flying Atheist

    Chris, I'm definitely interested in the subject matter of that Oliver Sacks book.  Thanks for mentioning it!  I'm already looking forward to reading it.

  • Ian Mason

    WORSHIP ME, MORTALS!

  • Plinius

    Lol, these are good pictures to start the day with, Melinda and Ian!

  • Steph S.

  • Steph S.

    Love the lolcats Ian and Melinda.

    Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

  • Ian Mason

    Thank you, Steph and a happy new year to you too. Stealing the cat.

  • Joan Denoo

    Can anyone identify the location of this lovely scene? 

  • Joan Denoo

  • Pat

    Joan, the photo is of the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, and is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

  • Joan Denoo

    Pat, thanks! Oh my GOSH! These stunning photos almost seem like a fairy land. Is this the place called, "Falling Lakes?"

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Plitvice+Lakes+in+Croatia,&hl=e...

  • Pat

    Joan, you're more than welcome. The Falling Lakes are in an area that borders Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. Sad to think that a place of such beauty saw so much bloodshed in the 1990's.

    Actually, Melinda, I cheated. I took Joan's picture, opened it in a separate link, and then got on Google Images and posted the URL of the photo. The answer popped right up.

  • Plinius

    Thanks for the Oliver Sacks-link, Joan!

    1 o'clock: I've done some shopping and now I'm going to shut ourselves in until next year. I've heard that in many countries it's not possible to buy fireworks - seems a good idea to me! Outside there are loud bangs and a smell of gunpowder, in a few hours you'll get breathing trouble. I hope the people outside are happy, and that they won't lose many fingers and eyes.

  • The Flying Atheist

    I WANT TO WISH ALL OF YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Thanks for sharing a part of your lives with me and for providing many laughs and introspective conversations.  Cheers! 

  • Steph S.

  • Steph S.

    Happy New Year and be safe everyone!

    Here's to another year of spending time with my friends.

    I enjoy your company.

  • Steph S.

  • Ian Mason

    Happy New Year everyone. Looking forward to another turn around the Sun in your company.

  • Pat

    Happy New Year to everyone as we take yet another lap around our insignificant star, travelling through the space-time continuum.

  • Ian Mason

  • Joseph Corder

    Happy New Year!!!  I love the cats!!  I am listening to My Cat(meow mix)!! 

  • Plinius

    Looked in old messages: it can't be three years that I've hung around here! Thanks for sharing with me!

  • Joan Denoo

    To all my friends who like to hang out together, my deepest desire is that you each feel great joy, and have good health, and peace even in the face of some interesting times ahead. At least we can share and learn and inspire each other to a better way of living. Even as it is interesting to be part of important change, it can be stressful, and enriching as well. My fondest regards to each of you. Joan

  • Steph S.

    I love that button you posted Patricia. I agree No God Know Peace. So true.

    Happy New Year 2013.

  • Tony Carroll

    Well, another year has rolled around, and it was interesting, to say the least. Almost one year for me on the Nexus, meeting wonderful people whom I have come to cherish as members of my extended friends and family.  As a species we continue to sputter forward. We are a contentious, loving, opinionated, loud, happy, sad, content, unfulfilled, artistic, kind, mean spirited, philisophical, practical, dreaming, superstitious, skeptical bunch of primates. Mostly out for ourselves, but flashes of altruism and morality do break through, giving me hope.

    To all my friends here, I wish for you a Happy New Year. May you find peace, joy, and happiness, and awe in your daily lives.

    My kindest regards to all-Tony

  • Ian Mason

  • John Lynch

    I don't want to think how many miles that comes to after seventy two years on the planet.

  • Ian Mason

    So you're well travelled in time and space, John.

  • Loren Miller

    Here I go, promoting my own stuff again ... but I thought Zack Koppelin and his fight against the teaching of creationism in New Orleans schools is very much worth your attention ... so please have a look here.

  • Steph S.

    How cute Booklover - love the Lolcat!
    Loren I will go and check out your discussion.
    Happy new year to you too Ian - love the picture!
  • Lillie

    Goodness.  This cat looks like a real baby in a hoody.

  • Ian Mason

    Good stuf, Loren. I'm still suprised that it's necessary. Then again, Danish history books are due to be changed. It's still taught as a "fact" that Columbus discovered the world was round!

  • Ian Mason

    XTIANS BEWARE!

  • Steph S.

    Love that beautiful cat Patricia.

    Ian that a good one.

    Hope everyone is going well. I am trying to get over a cold. : (

  • Steph S.

  • Idaho Spud

    Hope you get well soon Steph :(