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Jim's Cafe, Sun. January 10, 2021

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Lane

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Good morning or afternoon SF friends. It feels weird writing 2021. I hope you're all doing ok today. Though I'd open up the cafe with either some coffee, tea or mimosas. Any takers?

So, today is National Save the Eagles Day.
-Bittersweet Chocolate Day. (Whags your favorite?)
-Oysters Rockefeller Day (history below)
-cut your energy costs Day.



How's about some questions with our drinks, if ya feel like answering. 😁

1) What are your favorite sports teams?

2) if you could change your name, what would be three alternatives?

3) would you rather have numerous hobbies or one passion? What are your hobbies or passion btw?

4) Do you have children, nieces nephews? Ever want any?

5) Do you talk to strangers when you're out and about?

6) personal, what do you keep your heat on? (In lieu of energy day😂)

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Sunspots

To Wish Impossible Things
Safety & Support
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Thanks for the tag @Lane *hug

We had a new electricity meter fitted last week. It comes with a little screen that tells you how much electricity you're using at any one point. Hubs of course is obsessed with it. I washed our bedding the other day and put it in the drier - we only have one set so I have to wash, dry and put it back on the same day. I've asked for another set for several years but he's always said no. He saw how the electricity jumped right up as soon as the drier was turned on and ordered a new set within minutes *hysterical

1) What are your favorite sports teams
Sheffield United Football Club (although they're doing so badly this year I'm almost ashamed to admit it).

2) if you could change your name, what would be three alternatives?
Zoe, Charlotte (Lottie) or Madeleine (Maddie).

3) would you rather have numerous hobbies or one passion? What are your hobbies or passion btw?
Numerous hobbies so I'd always have something to do.

4) Do you have children, nieces nephews? Ever want any?
Two children - a boy 24 and a girl 21. Two nephews, 13 & 15 although I hardly see them as they live on the other side of the world.

5) Do you talk to strangers when you're out and about?
Not unless they talk to me first

6) personal, what do you keep your heat on? (In lieu of energy day😂)
I've no idea as our thermostat doesn't seem to work. There aren't enough radiators downstairs and the one in the living room barely gets warm so it's always cold in here. Ideally I'd like it to be around 20c or 68f
 

Lane

SF Supporter
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Thanks for the tag @Lane *hug

We had a new electricity meter fitted last week. It comes with a little screen that tells you how much electricity you're using at any one point. Hubs of course is obsessed with it. I washed our bedding the other day and put it in the drier - we only have one set so I have to wash, dry and put it back on the same day. I've asked for another set for several years but he's always said no. He saw how the electricity jumped right up as soon as the drier was turned on and ordered a new set within minutes *hysterical


Sheffield United Football Club (although they're doing so badly this year I'm almost ashamed to admit it).


Zoe, Charlotte (Lottie) or Madeleine (Maddie).


Numerous hobbies so I'd always have something to do.


Two children - a boy 24 and a girl 21. Two nephews, 13 & 15 although I hardly see them as they live on the other side of the world.


Not unless they talk to me first


I've no idea as our thermostat doesn't seem to work. There aren't enough radiators downstairs and the one in the living room barely gets warm so it's always cold in here. Ideally I'd like it to be around 20c or 68f
I think you should get another sheet set at least for change of seasons. It makes me want to spiffy up my bedroom. Heres my new comforter and flannel sheets for winter. Lol, sorry a peek at my bed seems kinda personal 😂. But, it made me happy.

My heat stays at 71 now, 69 was too chilly and I was tired of being cold. Weird the things men become obsessed with...like grills. 20201230_092914.jpg
 

cymbele

SF Supporter
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Good morning - it is morning here. I am in a pretty good mood lately. Don't know why but not knocking it.

1) What are your favorite sports teams? I live in in New England Patriots nation but I guess I am a fair weather sports fan. I have been lax in watching the games since Tom Brady left.

2) if you could change your name, what would be three alternatives? I wouldn't - my name is part of me.

3) would you rather have numerous hobbies or one passion? What are your hobbies or passion btw? I have too many passions and hobbies. I like crafts (wood working and photography) and travel - even if it is within my state.

4) Do you have children, nieces nephews? Ever want any? I have 1 daughter age 31, and she has 1 son, 14 days old. I have numerous nephews and nieces and they have children also. From a family of 4 we have become very prolific.

5) Do you talk to strangers when you're out and about? Yeah i do when I have a possible ear to listen. Can't help myself.

6) personal, what do you keep your heat on? (In lieu of energy day😂) I have a two level house. I keep the first floor at 65 F which drops to 63 on the second floor. so I am somewhat comfortable during the day and I get to sleep in cool at night. Of course in the summer I am sleeping in high 70's sometimes 80 F while the rest of the house is at 74F. (I got house AC).
 

adamjam

Well-Known Member
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Hey @Lane thanks for the tag.
1. My favorite sports team? None. I do t like sports and don't watch them.
2.Three alternate names?
My name can be both for men or women so I'd choose a more feminine name.
3. I'd rather have numerous hobbies, preferably ones I profit from.
4. I have a whole brood of kids, one niece and one nephew.
5. Yes, I talk to strangers when out and about. I'm desperate for adult conversations and seek them out.
6. During the day my heat is at 65F at night 60F. More for saving my bank account then energy to be honest.
 
#11
Good afternoon. Desperately need distraction this afternoon so I’ll have a go at the questions today.

1) What are your favorite sports teams? I don’t have one. Not sporty at all.

2) if you could change your name, what would be three alternatives? I don’t like my name. It does not belong to me and I feel uncomfortable if anyone uses it or asks me what my name is. I don’t see myself as having a name. I am nameless with no identity.

3) would you rather have numerous hobbies or one passion? What are your hobbies or passion btw? Possibly a little hobby if I could find something. It would be crafty and something I could pick up and put down easily.

4) Do you have children, nieces nephews? Ever want any? Three children. Two girls and a boy. All getting older now and starting to make their way if lockdown allows them to. I also have a niece who I see every week.

5) Do you talk to strangers when you're out and about? Very occasionally if I’m in the right mood.

6) personal, what do you keep your heat on? (In lieu of energy day😂) 21oC if I’m not doing anything 19 if I’m up and busy. Bedroom less at 18. I like a cool room to sleep in.

Take care and happy Sunday everyone. *hug Xx
 

extraterrestrialone

untwisting the pretzel
SF Supporter
#12
Good Morning Lane! 🌞🌞🌞
Good Morning Everyone! 🌞🌞🌞 (x each)

Good morning or afternoon SF friends. It feels weird writing 2021.
i understand this well Lane, it‘s always felt weird to me each year and each year a little bit more than the one before, so i’m sure at this point it really is very weird. i think your feeling is very real!

Though I'd open up the cafe with either some coffee, tea or mimosas. Any takers?
ah, yes please! this morning is a coffee morning so that’s what i’d like! ☕️😊

pretty good! my blood sugar is a bit high but other than that; pretty good. hoping you’re doing ok too!

Can you all tag anyone who might like the cafe? Thanks
i really do want to do some tagging, but tagging lately has been causing me stress. i always forget someone whom i shouldn’t and then realize when its too late that that omission was a really big faux pas. and i’m afraid of hurting people’s feelings.

Look at cats face 😂. I know alot if SFers have cats so thought this pic would make you all lol.
😍 yup!!!
and here is a cat i met once who was a spirit who knew me from some other time and place. though cat and I had never met - only this one time:
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How's about some questions with our drinks, if ya feel like answering. 😁

1) What are your favorite sports teams? KC Royals! KC Chiefs!

2) if you could change your name, what would be three alternatives? i can only think of one and in my mind, i am already using it. but, i doubt that i will ever be able to change my name legally and if i did, i think people would feel uncomfortable with the “new” name so it makes me feel that it is out of reach 😢. ... i’ve always hated or at least not liked dan or the variations for myself. and i especially don’t like when people call me danny. i often feel that they know i really hate it and call me that because they want me irked. i understand it is not really that way but....

3) would you rather have numerous hobbies or one passion?
passions, got ‘em! wish i could express and live them... maybe some day soon...
What are your hobbies or passion btw? i love writing, yet apparently i’ve not been able to get others to indicate that they feel the same way about my writing in settings where i could actually believe that the like was significant. and because i write in order to reach people, it disappoints me greatly that i’m apparently unable to write things that resonate with other people. i sort of love cooking yet sometimes laziness interferes. i love plants and i love going for walks in the park and taking photographs of the wildlife. i have some other hobbies too. so to answer the question, i just want to stick with what i already love and have them loved by others too and to flourish...

4) Do you have children, nieces nephews? Ever want any? i have two sons. in any other circumstances life might have presented to me, (and assuming I could somehow choose/have chosen them to figure into the equation, i’d definitely have them just the same/still/again or whatever. they’re great. got some pretty cool nieces and nephews too!

5) Do you talk to strangers when you're out and about? i have done that, but as a general rule, i don’t. maybe i should....

6) personal, what do you keep your heat on? (In lieu of energy day😂) heat! the super provides the heat. in winter, it gets so hot inside in the morning with a nearly incessant hissing from the heaters and with “dead of summer temps” that i have to open the windows and or porch door to cool the place off. then on other very cold days there’s no heat at all. must be on his days off. then we just gotta bundle up.

must not forget these...
So, today is National Save the Eagles Day. yup, they do need to be protected!!!

-Bittersweet Chocolate Day. (Whats your favorite?) bittersweet chocolate of course or variations (such as milk chocolate +/-) with or without perhaps almonds or peanuts. in that case i guess it’d be milk bittersweet chocolate🤪!!!
-Oysters Rockefeller Day (history below) sounds good!
-cut your energy costs Day. i try...

glad to be here Lane. Thanks for the invite! 😃
 
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Livelife

SF Supporter
#14
Good morning - it is morning here. I am in a pretty good mood lately. Don't know why but not knocking it.

1) What are your favorite sports teams? I live in in New England Patriots nation but I guess I am a fair weather sports fan. I have been lax in watching the games since Tom Brady left.

2) if you could change your name, what would be three alternatives? I wouldn't - my name is part of me.

3) would you rather have numerous hobbies or one passion? What are your hobbies or passion btw? I have too many passions and hobbies. I like crafts (wood working and photography) and travel - even if it is within my state.

4) Do you have children, nieces nephews? Ever want any? I have 1 daughter age 31, and she has 1 son, 14 days old. I have numerous nephews and nieces and they have children also. From a family of 4 we have become very prolific.

5) Do you talk to strangers when you're out and about? Yeah i do when I have a possible ear to listen. Can't help myself.

6) personal, what do you keep your heat on? (In lieu of energy day😂) I have a two level house. I keep the first floor at 65 F which drops to 63 on the second floor. so I am somewhat comfortable during the day and I get to sleep in cool at night. Of course in the summer I am sleeping in high 70's sometimes 80 F while the rest of the house is at 74F. (I got house AC).
Congratulations on being a granparent. I hope mother and child are perfectly healthy*stars
 

Kiwi2016

🦩 Now a flamingo, not a kiwi 🦩
Forum Pro
#15
Thanks for opening and the tag @Lane..Love the cats photo and their breakfast...just need to add some catnip garnish!...lol

I haven't had oysters rockerfeller in decades...when fresh ooohhh so good....

so to the questions...

1) What are your favorite sports teams?
Home town team Steelers and now adopted team Rams

2) if you could change your name, what would be three alternatives?
I really can't think of any...somehow my name is me

3) would you rather have numerous hobbies or one passion? What are your hobbies or passion btw?
This is a hard one as at moment feel I have neither...some food for thought...

4) Do you have children, nieces nephews? Ever want any?
I have no children nor nieces and nephews as only child of only children...but husband's brother has son and daughter who live in another country so haven't seen them in a decade and he is estranged from his son and daughter from first marriage... Part of me wishes that I had had children with my husband but given the age that we met and the age difference...just didn't happen...so I am last of my family which admit feels somehow sad as no one to pass on traditions etc to

5) Do you talk to strangers when you're out and about?
I always seem to say hello and say small snippets of a conversation to people if waiting in line as find it interesting and especially given now people seem eager to connect...

6) personal, what do you keep your heat on? (In lieu of energy day😂)
We keep our heat at 74 during day and 67 during night...admit so miss radiator heat.

Wishing all a great Sunday...

tagging @ bergerac @pooky @Innocent Forever @nobodyknows71 @JMG @1964dodge @Nick @Were all together @Rockclimbinggirl @Shadowlands @Citizen Insane @Blue Star @BlueGreen @februaryfriday @Sunday16 @SillyOldBear @Ash600
 

Livelife

SF Supporter
#16
Good Morning Lane! 🌞🌞🌞
Good Morning Everyone! 🌞🌞🌞 (x each)

i understand this well Lane, it‘s always felt weird to me each year and each year a little bit more than the one before, so i’m sure at this point it really is very weird. i think your feeling is very real!

ah, yes please! this morning is a coffee morning so that’s what i’d like! ☕️😊

pretty good! my blood sugar is a bit high but other than that; pretty good. hoping you’re doing ok too!

i really do want to do some tagging, but tagging lately has been causing me stress. i always forget someone whom i shouldn’t and then realize when its too late that that omission was a really big faux pas. and i’m afraid of hurting people’s feelings.

😍 yup!!!
and here is a cat i met once who was a spirit who knew me from some other time and place. though cat and I had never met - only this one time:
View attachment 41925


How's about some questions with our drinks, if ya feel like answering. 😁

1) What are your favorite sports teams? KC Royals! KC Chiefs!

2) if you could change your name, what would be three alternatives? i can only think of one and in my mind, i am already using it. but, i doubt that i will ever be able to change my name legally and if i did, i think people would feel uncomfortable with the “new” name so it makes me feel that it is out of reach 😢. ... i’ve always hated or at least not liked dan or the variations for myself. and i especially don’t like when people call me danny. i often feel that they know i really hate it and call me that because they want me irked. i understand it is not really that way but....

3) would you rather have numerous hobbies or one passion?
passions, got ‘em! wish i could express and live them... maybe some day soon...
What are your hobbies or passion btw? i love writing, yet apparently i’ve not been able to get others to indicate that they feel the same way about my writing in settings where i could actually believe that the like was significant. and because i write in order to reach people, it disappoints me greatly that i’m apparently unable to write things that resonate with other people. i sort of love cooking yet sometimes laziness interferes. i love plants and i love going for walks in the park and taking photographs of the wildlife. i have some other hobbies too. so to answer the question, i just want to stick with what i already love and have them loved by others too and to flourish...

4) Do you have children, nieces nephews? Ever want any? i have two sons. in any other circumstances life might have presented to me, (and assuming I could somehow choose/have chosen them to figure into the equation, i’d definitely have them just the same/still/again or whatever. they’re great. got some pretty cool nieces and nephews too!

5) Do you talk to strangers when you're out and about? i have done that, but as a general rule, i don’t. maybe i should....

6) personal, what do you keep your heat on? (In lieu of energy day😂) heat! the super provides the heat. in winter, it gets so hot inside in the morning with a nearly incessant hissing from the heaters and with “dead of summer temps” that i have to open the windows and or porch door to cool the place off. then on other very cold days there’s no heat at all. must be on his days off. then we just gotta bundle up.

must not forget these...
So, today is National Save the Eagles Day. yup, they do need to be protected!!!

-Bittersweet Chocolate Day. (Whats your favorite?) bittersweet chocolate of course or variations (such as milk chocolate +/-) with or without perhaps almonds or peanuts. in that case i guess it’d be milk bittersweet chocolate🤪!!!
-Oysters Rockefeller Day (history below) sounds good!
-cut your energy costs Day. i try...

glad to be here Lane. Thanks for the invite! 😃
Good morning .....I enjoy your writing muchly;) and bittersweet milk chocolate, that sounds like a money maker!
 

Livelife

SF Supporter
#18
Good morning or afternoon SF friends. It feels weird writing 2021. I hope you're all doing ok today. Though I'd open up the cafe with either some coffee, tea or mimosas. Any takers?

So, today is National Save the Eagles Day.
-Bittersweet Chocolate Day. (Whags your favorite?)
-Oysters Rockefeller Day (history below)
-cut your energy costs Day.


Thank you for the tag!

Save the Eagles and all the other animals and insects disappearing off the planet.*nono

1) What are your favorite sports teams? nope...I did get a bit excited when the Astros won a couple of years ago. I do watch golf on occasion.

2) if you could change your name, what would be three alternatives? I do use another name out in the world that wasn't assigned by my parents. And Zo was a fun nickname in high school that most knew me by....

3) would you rather have numerous hobbies or one passion? What are your hobbies or passion btw? Passion. I did it delivering babies for many years and am in great need of one. But I would settle for a couple of enjoyable hobbies right now.

4) Do you have children, nieces nephews? Ever want any? No, just delivered them. And I'm an only.

5) Do you talk to strangers when you're out and about? ALL the time :)

6) personal, what do you keep your heat on? (In lieu of energy day😂) lol, 70-74 in the cold days and 75 in the Hot summers here usually works, I just had to get a new HVAC system about 6 months ago and it's still a work in progress keeping the house consistantly comfortable...new technology is not what it's cracked up to be and at least triple the cost of what used to be.
 
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Lane

SF Supporter
#20
Thanks for opening and the tag @Lane..Love the cats photo and their breakfast...just need to add some catnip garnish!...lol

I haven't had oysters rockerfeller in decades...when fresh ooohhh so good....

so to the questions...

1) What are your favorite sports teams?
Home town team Steelers and now adopted team Rams

2) if you could change your name, what would be three alternatives?
I really can't think of any...somehow my name is me

3) would you rather have numerous hobbies or one passion? What are your hobbies or passion btw?
This is a hard one as at moment feel I have neither...some food for thought...

4) Do you have children, nieces nephews? Ever want any?
I have no children nor nieces and nephews as only child of only children...but husband's brother has son and daughter who live in another country so haven't seen them in a decade and he is estranged from his son and daughter from first marriage... Part of me wishes that I had had children with my husband but given the age that we met and the age difference...just didn't happen...so I am last of my family which admit feels somehow sad as no one to pass on traditions etc to

5) Do you talk to strangers when you're out and about?
I always seem to say hello and say small snippets of a conversation to people if waiting in line as find it interesting and especially given now people seem eager to connect...

6) personal, what do you keep your heat on? (In lieu of energy day😂)
We keep our heat at 74 during day and 67 during night...admit so miss radiator heat.

Wishing all a great Sunday...

tagging @ bergerac @pooky @Innocent Forever @nobodyknows71 @JMG @1964dodge @Nick @Were all together @Rockclimbinggirl @Shadowlands @Citizen Insane @Blue Star @BlueGreen @februaryfriday @Sunday16 @SillyOldBear @Ash600
You're right about people liking to talk. A woman just yesterday wanted to know how I prepared the 2 dozen or so clams i ordered. She was very nice.
 
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