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Title: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on January 30, 2007, 07:18:14 AM
Our good friend Paul isn't too well at the minute. This is from Dawn's (wifey's) blog.

So today Paul had an Angiogram - you could see a number of the main arteries were narrowed. So we resigned ourselves to the Angioplasty in Edinburgh. However, this evening the consultant came in an said the left one was totally blocked off - so there is no way the angioplasty would work - it would have to be a bypass. This floored both of us. It will also have to happen in Abrdeen.The whole thing, including recovery afterwards, should take 7 to 10 days - but what is freaking Paul out more is being stuck in hospital until the operation. At this stage all he wants to do is come home. We will know more in terms of when this can happen tomorrow. Will keep you posted...


I would like to say get well soon Paul. I wish you all the best and I'll be thinking of you.
You have been a good friend to me while I have been here, helping me loads with my bad spelling and grammer. Grammar.
The place isn't the same with out you and your duck army. We need your humour. There is only so much seriousness one can take.
Thinking of you, Candy.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Patron on January 30, 2007, 07:23:57 AM
I am sorry to hear this but thank God that the Doctors seem to have a handle on bypasses and stints.

Paul I wish you the best and will wait to see how you are doing.


Sincerely

Patron ;)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on January 30, 2007, 07:41:47 AM
Looking out for a duck to send you, Paul - far more useful than a bunch of flowers, although I'm not sure what the nurses would make of it. Armageddon comes to the cardiac ward - everybody duck!!

:D

There's a 'get well soon' in there somewhere.

- Naomi
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Amie on January 30, 2007, 08:29:47 AM
I've only two minutes on this connection to respond, but just wanted to say that all my best thoughts and wishes are with you Dawn and Paul!!!!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: amalia on January 30, 2007, 09:05:00 AM
Thank you Candy Floss for posting that. I had been to Paul's blog to try and find out what was up. I should have thought to look at his wife's!

Well I wish Paul well. He is certainly missed on MWC.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: rewh2oman on January 30, 2007, 09:09:34 AM
Thanks for the update Candy!   I had missed the DuckMan's postings as I always look forward to reading them (They make me smile). 

Get well quick Paul!   MWC needs you!

...russ
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: memnoch on January 30, 2007, 09:49:23 AM
I didn't know anything. Can someone pm me Dawns blog. If i can I'll visit him in hospital.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Angeleyes on January 30, 2007, 09:51:03 AM
(http://www.coolsmileys.net/affection/flowers1.gif)

I haven't been around much myself, but I always enjoy reading Pauls writing and comments on other peoples work.

Hope he has a speedy recovery.  :)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on January 30, 2007, 09:55:22 AM
Click onto Paul's blog then there is a link there to dawn's.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: jeff on January 30, 2007, 09:58:23 AM
Good luck and get well soon.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: eric on January 30, 2007, 10:17:02 AM
Thinking of you, Paul and Dawn.  Get well soon.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on January 30, 2007, 10:27:09 AM
Everyone is thinking positive thoughts for you Paul. 

Rats - I sent him chocolate and he can't eat it!  Enjoy, Dawn.

Carrie
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on January 30, 2007, 10:36:03 AM
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Rats - I sent him chocolate and he can't eat it!  Enjoy, Dawn.

I don't mind volunteering to eat Paul's chocolates    - anything for you, Paul   ;D



:D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on January 30, 2007, 10:36:48 AM
Want to share Naomi?  ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: jeanette on January 30, 2007, 11:03:49 AM
Best wishes Paul, hope you're up and about soon :)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on January 30, 2007, 11:34:46 AM
Want to share Naomi?  ;D

Anyone got a virtual box of chocolates to pass round?

Oh, and a bunch of grapes for paul :)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bobby digital on January 30, 2007, 12:04:44 PM
I'll bring a bottle of lucozade  ;)

Paul I'm missing the quackery. Whenever you read this, know that our thoughts are with you.

Bobby
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Jenny on January 30, 2007, 12:07:16 PM

Get well soon Ducky and I hope all goes well. 

hmmmm chocolate  :P   
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Nadine L on January 30, 2007, 12:16:57 PM
Ah, Paul and Dawn...sending best wishes from the US to you. I've been missing you too.

Nadine
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: sugy on January 30, 2007, 12:46:43 PM
Thank you Candy for letting us know.

Paul, I wish you a very speedy recovery. All will go on well and we will soon see you here with your ducks, I am sure.

Just try to make it double quick.  :)

Sugy
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Nick on January 30, 2007, 02:13:43 PM
Just try to make it double quick.  :)

Sugy

Surely that should be "double quack"  :D

Seriously, all the very best from me as well. Hope to see you back on the forum again soon.

Nick  :)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Smiley on January 30, 2007, 02:22:19 PM
Get well soon, Paul

Thinking of you

Smiley x  :)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Astra on January 30, 2007, 02:52:09 PM
That's the trouble with being such a big-hearted guy, you start to wear it out!

Paul, all the very best to you and your wife (who's gonna need it to cope with the recovering patient!)

Astra
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: ellie on January 30, 2007, 03:15:03 PM
So sorry to hear this and send love and all best wishes and positive thoughts, prayers for a speedy recovery for Paul and support to wife Dawn,
its not the same here without him,
thanks for posting this Candy,
love elliexx
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gyppo on January 30, 2007, 03:27:40 PM
Hell!  I only know you through your writings on MWC but hang on in there and get well soon.  As others have said I've known a couple of people who've had this surgery and after recovery they've been revitalised.  Bigger!  Better! Stronger! Llike the $6,000,0000 Man.

Best wishes,

Gyppo
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: McWawa on January 30, 2007, 04:14:05 PM
Anyone got a virtual box of chocolates to pass round?

Oh, and a bunch of grapes for paul :)

Here's all the virtual chocolates folks, as   http://www.virtualchocolate.com/  requested.

and though i'm only a newish Member here, I wish him well and hope he gets better soon.


Bryan
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: allonby on January 30, 2007, 05:19:12 PM
Get well soon mate, you're a big miss round here. ;) ;)

  allonby
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on January 31, 2007, 02:49:21 AM
Just to let you all know I got a message from Dawn last night, this is what it said...


Hi - this is Dawn here. I have been on to the forum and printed a copy of the thread - I will take it in to Paul tomorrow and I know it will cheer him up. Thanx for doing this

I copied and pasted it.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: glued on January 31, 2007, 07:26:40 AM
Take good care of your self Paul. Best wishes with you and Dawn.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bob414bob on January 31, 2007, 07:36:00 AM
To Paul,
             Keep your pecker up ( or should it be bill).
Ed is sending you all his special healing powers.
Take care, rest up and come back to us soon.
                                           Jo
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: thatollie on January 31, 2007, 09:16:39 AM
Good luck on a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 02, 2007, 03:18:43 AM
Thanks for the thoughts guys - it means a lot.

I'm out of hospital now for a week or so before going up to Aberdeen for a big operation on the 13th (eek!) so I'll be round for a few days. Got loads of new horror stories on the brew now as you can imagine ;D

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 02, 2007, 03:23:25 AM
HELLO!

Good to see you.  ;)

I'm ahead with posts just now, so you have some catching up to do.  ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 02, 2007, 03:27:53 AM
hehe think you'll be keeping the lead Candy. ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 02, 2007, 03:32:09 AM
Not for long though, i'm sure you'll bounce back.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: tomeyre155 on February 02, 2007, 04:50:41 AM
Good luck and a speedy recovery Paul
Best wishes
Tom
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bob414bob on February 02, 2007, 04:54:22 AM
Glad to see you back Paul, we missed you.
How's smurf?
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 02, 2007, 04:56:56 AM
Hi Jo. He's brilliant. He seems to have doubled in size while I was in hospital, and he and Mort (the female cat) have an uneasy truce now. He welcomed me home by attacking my hand (ouch) and bringing me a piece of crumpled paper. (Which I think means 'hello' in Smurf talk). He's also decided he is the hunter of rubber ducks - so they're getting a bit of a battering at the moment.  ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bob414bob on February 02, 2007, 05:01:47 AM
Arrr Smurf sounds so cute. I'm sure he better think twice before he takes on Devil duck. Maybe you should put a Smurf warning around Devil ducks territory.
Take care,
               Jo
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: allonby on February 02, 2007, 05:05:48 AM
nice to see you back  Paul
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 02, 2007, 05:30:45 AM
Arrr Smurf sounds so cute. I'm sure he better think twice before he takes on Devil duck. Maybe you should put a Smurf warning around Devil ducks territory.
Take care,
               Jo

I think the two of them are plotting something. I keep hearing them muttering something about 'Squirrels', 'Utah' and 'Kebabs'. ;D

and thanks Kev, it's nice to be back if only for a week. ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 02, 2007, 05:33:12 AM
Paul, whisper, is the munki safe?
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 02, 2007, 05:34:26 AM
Yeah Candy, I think they want the munki as their Mascot ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 02, 2007, 05:39:44 AM
In that case, be prepared people.

Ducks, squirrils, devils, vamps and kebabs don't stand a chance!

With Smurf's cute-ness, Mort's brains and my lips, it's only a matter of time.  ;)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 02, 2007, 05:53:23 AM
Hey, squirrels can take on a kitten any day!

Herbert.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 02, 2007, 05:59:19 AM
But can they take on a kitty with a mega-munki mascot?
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 02, 2007, 05:59:56 AM
BRING IT ON!

Maurice.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 02, 2007, 06:01:56 AM
Okay, just need a while to think of a plan,  ;)

Going to go work on my poem for a while, if you see me hanging round the boards before an hour is up, chase me. ;)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 02, 2007, 06:03:24 AM
sorry - at work, won't get a chance!  Mailings, web pages, programmes to run... gonna disappear now.

Catch you later perhaps.

Wilson Wilberforce the XIII
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 02, 2007, 06:31:45 AM
Paul, it's so good to see your smiling face here, even if just for a bit.  Welcome home.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: jeanette on February 02, 2007, 07:17:41 AM
Good to see you back, Paul
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: amalia on February 02, 2007, 08:38:10 AM
Paul,
Good to see you around again. We didn't talk about you that much while you were away.

Good luck for the 13th!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on February 02, 2007, 08:43:29 AM
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We didn't talk about you that much while you were away.

No, but someone's been spreading some awful rumours about you sneaking off for a secret sex change operation in the Aberdeen Angus Prize Heffer's hospital.

They haven't?

Oh, must have forgotten to post that one.... ;D

:D :D :D


Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: amalia on February 02, 2007, 08:52:55 AM
Naomi,
 :D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: memnoch on February 02, 2007, 09:26:50 AM
Really good to see you back Paul!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 02, 2007, 11:59:32 AM
"No, but someone's been spreading some awful rumours about you sneaking off for a secret sex change operation in the Aberdeen Angus Prize Heffer's hospital."

Damn, you found me out! LOL. ;D I was going to ask Iain if I could borrow his dress for after the op as well.

Now that would be a truly frightening thought. ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on February 02, 2007, 12:21:02 PM
Yup, Paul, You'll scare the bulls.


:D :D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 02, 2007, 12:22:43 PM
LOL, Naomi, are you hiding? Is it the thought of Paul in a dress?
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on February 02, 2007, 12:35:10 PM
Hiding Candy? I don't know what you mean  8)

;)


I have to admit the thought of Paul in a dress is... um, how can I put this? ...is the stuff of nightmares.
Now, dress, bright red lipstick and kinky boots, that I can live with.


- If you haven't seen the Brit. film 'Kinky Boots', (currently shoe-wing on Sky) I can heartily recommend it!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 02, 2007, 12:38:43 PM
Hey - I might not have the body, but the style more than makes up for it! ;D  Even in a dress and lipstick I'm Sexah!!! ;D


Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on February 02, 2007, 12:45:47 PM
So, with a bit of waxing, d'you reackon you're legs would stand up against Danny La Rue?  -May be even give Cher a run for her money?



;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 02, 2007, 12:54:12 PM
I was thinking more about girls aloud.

(Not that my legs are like theirs, I was just thinking about girls aloud ;D )
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on February 02, 2007, 01:41:22 PM
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Astra on February 02, 2007, 04:07:17 PM
Hi Paul,

Are you sure that duck is roasted?  Saw amazing survival duck on the news the other day.

Are you feeling OK?  What are they gonna do to you in Aberdeen? (Very nosey question - I can mind my own business if you like!) And how long 'til you're back on the boards?!

Astra
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on February 02, 2007, 04:43:38 PM
Paul, back treading the boards, Astra? At the very least I'm expecting a spot of tap dancing and high kicking in that dress.

I'm counting on Dawn to keep us updated on her blog - I want to know all the gory details for my next children's story: Reservoir Trolls
(title courtecy of Janh on NIAY)


;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 02, 2007, 09:33:44 PM
Hi Paul,

Are you sure that duck is roasted?  Saw amazing survival duck on the news the other day.

Are you feeling OK?  What are they gonna do to you in Aberdeen? (Very nosey question - I can mind my own business if you like!) And how long 'til you're back on the boards?!

Astra

They're gonna do a sort of re-enactment of the old Aztec sacrifices. Cut my chest open and use veins taken from my leg to plumb round some knackered arteries around my heart. My heart is good and healthy, just the arteries around it are screwed up. Believe it or not - I'll be up and about (in hospital) the day after!!! Expected stay in there about a week, then home and other than the sore cut-open-chest I'll be back to operating at 100% efficiency.  (They do sew the chest up again of course). Then I have to get a tattoo of skeletal fingers coming out of the gruesome scar of course. So, it sounds like fun. ;D

Dawn, of course, is convinced I'm going to die and is totally freaked out by it all. I'm just looking forward to a good out of body experience. I've always fancied one of them. It's actually surprising me how unbothered I am about this whole thing. This isn't bravado, I'm just not bothered by it. Perhaps when they start walking me up to the top of the pyramid with the feathered priests there I'll start to sweat a little ;D I've heard they do it in an operating theatre though which sounds boring. The mortality rate is 2% but the proportion of doddering old farts who have it done to young(er) studly guys like me is about 80% - so my chances of pegging it are vanishingly small. If I do die though, I'll come back and haunt the forums, putting spooky (and probably rude) posts all over the place ;D


So there you go, grisly but boring details. ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: eric on February 02, 2007, 10:12:55 PM
I sent Paul a PM just now saying "You're an officer and a gentleman, and I wish you all the best.  Or is that an ocelot and a gentleman?  Well, no matter."  It occurs to me that both possibilities are duck-eating creatures.  What am I to make of that?
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 02, 2007, 10:16:28 PM
Hopefully something crispy and aromatic with pancakes and plum sauce. Yummy ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 02, 2007, 11:42:40 PM
The gathered crowd covered a wide area surrounding the base of the pyramid.  The high priests approached followed by their attendants; each appropriately attired according to their status.  
The crowd opened an isle as if an order had been issued for the seas to part.

The highest of the High Priest was the most splendid of all.  Dressed in flowing robes of a heavenly hue trimmed with threads of gold and accented with a multitude of feathers covering all the colors of the rainbow.

With a stately pace the High Priest lead his entourage to the base of the pyramid and begin the accent.  The crowd was awed and silent by his elegance and the powerful energy they felt as he passed.

As the attendants followed in his footsteps, they heard whispered voices filled with questions.

"What is that?"
"Is it a body? Do you think it's alive?"
"I think I saw the eye blink."
"What will they do with this person?"
"Is that feathers I see hanging from under the cover?  Yellow feathers?"

Ignoring the whispered questions and comments as well as they could the attendants continued on their way, carrying their burden beneath the snow white covering.  It was necessary for them to double up those supporting the carrier when they reached the steps of the pyramid and still keep the carrier and its precious contents safe from an unthinkable accident during the accent.

At long last the High Priest and his attendants had reached the top of the pyramid.  The crowd waited with bated breath as the High Priest directed two attendants to remove the cover from the body now lying prone on the stone cold table before him.

A gasp arose from all those surrounding the base of the pyramid once the body was fully disclose.  

A Duck!

"He has never before had a duck for a ceremony.  What kind of sacrilege was this?"

The High Priest raised his arms, calling silently for attention.

Once the murmuring crowd had quieted, he spoke.

"This will be the first time I have performed this type of operation and I wouldn't be surprised if it will be the only time in the history of the world that it is performed.  You see before you what appears to be a mutated or overgrown duck.  In reality this is a man who has somehow convinced not only his mind but his body as well, that he is a duck.
After much research we have discovered the abnormality in his body that has caused, or allowed if you will, this transformation to take place.  Once we remove this abnormality he will hopefully begin the transformation that will slowly but surely return him to the man he once was."
Turning to look at his attendants, he adds;
"I charge each of you to pay close attention as I proceed on the off-chance you may be called on to repeat this procedure in the future.  I believe this to be a rare and one time thing.  But it could be just the first of many sure oddities yet to come.  We can not know for sure until time has passed.  So pay special heed my students.  Your day may come."

Turning back to the table and the reclining duck, the High Priest motioned for his personal attendant to bring the tray containing all the tools needed for the ceremony to follow.

The assembled watchers kept their silence as delft cuts were made with precision.  A few attendants, weak of heart, closed their eyes or turn away, fearing the sight of blood or feathers falling from the table, but most watched as if hypnotized.

Once the process of removing the offending abnormality had been completed the High Priest motioned for one of the student attendants to close and bandage the opening.  Afterward the procession retraced their steps, transporting their non-sacrificial unsacrificed duck/man/duck to a special area prepared for the much anticipated healing and return to normal.  At least, as normal as such a being can be.


  
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 03, 2007, 04:06:33 AM
LOLOL

"Oi you over there! Put AWAY the Orange sauce!"
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 03, 2007, 08:36:15 AM
No Orange Sauce around here.  :o

I stick to to turkey or chicken when roasting fowl types, with the occasional mess of quail when a brave hunter bring in his bounty. 

Just couldn't get rid of the images clouding my head that came about by things you said.  Had to write them down before I was allowed to sleep.  Very pitiful attempt with only a quick edit, but it's all your fault Paul.  But if you think Orange Sauce would improve the piece, make it more tasty, then I'll have to rely on you to whip some up. 
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Lin on February 03, 2007, 08:44:02 AM
On behalf of all the moderators and members on the site I wish Paul a speedy recovery and when he is able to sit back at the computer again we look forward to reading his posts.   Good luck Paul get well soon

Kind regards

Lin
Moderator
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bob414bob on February 03, 2007, 10:24:10 AM
Hey Paul,
             not that I'm bragging, but I'm a veteran when it comes to being cut open. So far the count is 15 ops. If only they'd put a zip in the first time!.
 Here's my rough guide to hospital stays.
1 Take a safety pin to keep the ever so sexy gown closed. These days, you have to walk to the operating room, carrying your own pillow, and I'm sure you don't want to flash all of the young nurses.

2 Enjoy the premed!

3 Enjoy the premed! Oh, maybe I just like that bit.

4 Lay back, make the most of all the sympathy. Eat as many chocolates as you want.

5 Sleep, sleep, sleep.

6 Take ear plugs, especially for night times. I once had a lovely nurse wake me up to ask me if I needed a sleeping pill. Bless her.

In all seriousness, good luck, we're all sending out our best hippy vibes.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on February 03, 2007, 10:35:32 AM
Oh, bob, you've just reminded me of the advice given to me by our 90yr old neighbour - who is always going in for hip/kneee etc replacement operations:

1) Take your own pack of baby's wet wipes - you won't be having a shower for a while.
2) Take your own antibacterial hand spray and make sure all those nurses and doctors who approach your bed use it.
3) Keep a long stick handy for those visitors surrounding the neighbouring bed and keeping you awake, who do not understand hospital visiting hours ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bob414bob on February 03, 2007, 10:39:43 AM
 :) :) :) Definitely. The long stick will come in handy for the first year med students as well.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Cathy C on February 03, 2007, 05:14:17 PM
Paul, I've been off line for a while - and boy, what a lot I've missed! :o

Just want to let you know that I'm thinking of you and you'd better come back soon. There is no way; NO WAY! I'm handling the squirrel on my own! >:(

All the best mate - give the nurses grief. ;)


Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: sugy on February 08, 2007, 03:16:38 AM
Hi Paul,

After a few days break, I'm here again. My husband and I have been talking about you for the last few days (no,no, not about the sex change!). He has been telling me to check out how you have been doing.

I'm glad you are doing well. 13 th is a few days away!
But, 18 th isn't that far away!  :) I'm sure, you will be back here with a better network of arteries, by then! Good Luck!

Sugy
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 04:28:25 AM
Thanks Sugy ;D

I've found out something horrible. After the op - because they take a vein from the leg - I have to wear stockings. Nice white ones, on my shaved legs. And something wrapped round my chest that looks like a white basque. Dawn has NOT stopped taking the Mick out of me since she found out, she actually fell off her chair laughing. Then I made another mistake and told Saturnine about it - you can imagine how much sympathy I got there! And now... Damn, why can't I keep my BIG mouth shut! ;D

It's gonna be like the Rocky Horror show!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 08, 2007, 04:30:01 AM
(http://www.coolsmileys.net/happy/rofl2.gif)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 04:33:44 AM
And so it begins - wimmin!  >:(
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Amie on February 08, 2007, 04:35:03 AM
I've found out something horrible. After the op - because they take a vein from the leg - I have to wear stockings. Nice white ones, on my shaved legs. And something wrapped round my chest that looks like a white basque. Dawn has NOT stopped taking the Mick out of me since she found out, she actually fell off her chair laughing. Then I made another mistake and told Saturnine about it - you can imagine how much sympathy I got there! And now... Damn, why can't I keep my BIG mouth shut! ;D

Hey, your secret would have been safe with me.  I just wanted you to post pictures!  ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 04:38:54 AM
As I said in the PM Sat - I'd rather die! ;D

Actually Iain (memnoch) is threatening to come visit me in hospital. We'd look a great pair if he wore his dress! LOL ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bob414bob on February 08, 2007, 04:40:29 AM
Paul,
       when you're wearing your stockings and basque, don't forget to sing;

                   Take a step to the left,
                    and a jump to the right,
                    with your hands on your hips,
                    bring your knee's in tight
                     blah blah(can't remember this line)
                    that really drives you insa ya ya yane
                    Lets do the timewarp again.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 04:43:43 AM
I was thinking more;

How'd you do I
See you've met my
Faithful Handyman...

(I can actually sing both of those pretty well - it's what comes of having a gay best friend with a rocky horror addiction ;D)

It's gonna be the nurses who need the morphine ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 08, 2007, 04:44:22 AM
As I said in the PM Sat - I'd rather die! ;D

Actually Iain (memnoch) is threatening to come visit me in hospital. We'd look a great pair if he wore his dress! LOL ;D


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Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 08, 2007, 04:46:42 AM
I can just imagine you and Iain in a room together talking about devil ducks, vampires, taking over the world and a munki.

If the nurses over hear anything it will be the men in the white coats coming.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Amie on February 08, 2007, 04:55:16 AM
Paul,
       when you're wearing your stockings and basque, don't forget to sing;

                   Take a step to the left,
                    and a jump to the right,
                    with your hands on your hips,
                    bring your knee's in tight
                     blah blah(can't remember this line)
                    that really drives you insa ya ya yane
                    Lets do the timewarp again.

I would pay some serious money to see a video of that (assuming you did all the dance steps with it)  ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on February 08, 2007, 07:48:16 AM
Paul, you might know the answer to this one - what noises do cats make when they are annoyed at you?
I've used 'hissed' in one of my stories ("It hissed at her") but it makes me think of a snake. And I don't want to say "hissed and spat at her", because it is suppposed to be a polite little cat.
 Is there an alternative?
Anyone got any suggestions?
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 09:03:32 AM
There are 3 stages,

ears back teeth exposed and hissing (and it is a hiss - like a workman sucking his breath over his teeth, but a very pissed off workman)
ears back teeth exposed eyes wild and shrieking (yarking, warking, screaming, wailing)
ears back and claws/teeth attached to tender parts of you



Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: amalia on February 08, 2007, 10:37:37 AM
On the subject of cats...
My cat stopped eating for a few days so I took him to the vets who has given me a syringe and some medicine that I have to squirt in to Pompon's mouth. Well I managed to do this once yesterday, but today he has got wise to me and is no way going to get caught out twice. How on earth do I force medicine down the mouth of a cat who will not cooperate? Any ideas?

He has gone off in a sulk now and I feel quite bad.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bob414bob on February 08, 2007, 10:59:15 AM
To Amelia,
              One of the best things we used to give cats at the vets was pilchards in tomato sauce. For some reason, even if they can't manage the fish, they'll lick the sauce and that stimulates their appetite. Did the vet find anything wrong with your cat? Vitamin B12 also stimulates appetite and you can buy it at the chemist in liquid form. If you really need to get the medicine down, wrap the cat in a towel, make sure the claws are well hidden, and lay it on your lap and squirt the medicine down its throat. Make sure you give it enough time to swallow though or you'll be wearing most of it. Good luck! ;)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: amalia on February 08, 2007, 11:18:05 AM
Thanks for your help!
She couldn't find anything obviously wrong with the cat and said it had most likely eaten something dodgy somewhere.
I think it's the vitamin B12 that I'm trying to squirt down his throat! He had a mouthful of his dried food earlier on so I have hope that he is beginning to be interested again. The pilchards sound good though!
Thanks.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on February 08, 2007, 11:35:48 AM
THanks Paul - I guess those stockings will come in useful for something - or are your pair nice polite little cats too? :)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 11:45:44 AM
LOL no way, they fight like cat and... well cat ;D

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 12:01:35 PM
AAAAAGGGHHHHHHHH!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 12:01:48 PM
BLOODY HELL!!!!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 12:03:48 PM
We've just found out we're having a baby (well Dawn is anyway - I'd carry it myself of course but ... you know, tradition and all that). We'd decided to try for a kid just before Xmas - looks like SOME bits of me are still working in any case LOL ;D

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 08, 2007, 12:04:52 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 08, 2007, 12:05:13 PM
You should make a new thread!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 08, 2007, 12:08:51 PM
HEY!.
Where did you go? You can't leave it at that! How's Dawn? When's it due? tell more!


Please?
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 12:12:45 PM
Erm - due in September, Dawn is freaked - asking me why I let her talk me into it ;D Not much more to tell yet.

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: amalia on February 08, 2007, 12:12:57 PM
Wow! That's fantastic news!
So your wife will have 2 kids to look after!

I really was bemused by the AAAAAAAAAAAAAgh post for a moment! I thought it was the cat that scratched you.

You will have so much fun and laughs having a child.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 08, 2007, 12:17:00 PM

So your wife will have 2 kids to look after!


You will have so much fun and laughs having a child.

And all those ducks.  ;)

Awe, well done paul.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on February 08, 2007, 12:32:30 PM
Geez Paul, news like that is enough to give someone a heart attack! ;)

But seriously That's Fantastic!!!!!  ;D

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Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 12:40:32 PM
Thanks ;D

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Amie on February 08, 2007, 12:57:06 PM
You should make a new thread!

Yes, you could call it:  "Big news - and getting bigger!"  ;D

ps, formal thread congratulations as well  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 01:11:12 PM
Can't be bothered starting a new thread - I'll do that when baby is born. ;D

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: amalia on February 08, 2007, 01:49:59 PM
Still time for you DaveC! It's women's biological clocks that are the real awkward buggers.  (Actually could be talking rubbish here)

I have a friend who had his first child last year. He is 53 this year and acts like a 19 year old.
Alternatively I'm sure you can be somebody's "crazy uncle in the hills" instead.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Big T on February 08, 2007, 01:56:25 PM
Jeez Paul, my apologies for not getting here sooner to wish you a speedy recovery. Today was the last day of the most hectic 3 months of my working career and I'm off for a 2 week break .... presently sitting in Doha airport with a 3 hour delay on the Bangkok flight so thought I'd catch up ... and what do I find ... you have been idling away in bed  ;D

Seriously mate, hope all goes well ... there's lots of folks on here want you around, so don't disappoint them, or me.

All the best

T
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: eric on February 08, 2007, 02:09:25 PM
Hey Big T, note that Paul just found out his wife is pregnant -- and he's the father!  Imagine, though, the lengths that some men will go to just to get out of diaper duty!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Big T on February 08, 2007, 02:34:29 PM
So he wasn't idling then Eric   ;D

Congrats PW, you randy old Bu**er!

T
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bob414bob on February 08, 2007, 03:06:55 PM



       
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Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 08, 2007, 03:32:16 PM
Fantastic news!  Delighted for you both!

Carrie x
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: allonby on February 08, 2007, 04:07:13 PM
Congratulations to both of you ;)

    Kev
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 08, 2007, 07:12:22 PM
Congratulations to both Paul and Dawn.

But I suspect Dawn just wanted to give Paul a playmate so she could get some work done.  ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2007, 08:17:25 PM
Thanks guys. ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Cathy C on February 09, 2007, 06:46:08 AM
Brilliant news, Paul!!

Congratulations to both yourself and Dawn :-*
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on February 09, 2007, 08:27:55 AM
Paul, you do realize, this gives you a deadline of 7 months to finish your novel.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: amalia on February 09, 2007, 08:59:26 AM
Naomi,
You are just too cruel!!! :D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: N.Mott on February 09, 2007, 11:23:57 AM
Either that or he's going to have to learn to type by holding a pen in his mouth -

Or <slap head as brain click into obvious mode>

Use Vista's new voice recognition software, then he could dictate it direct to the PC - of course, the chapters will be littered with "Waaaa, Waaaa"
- and that's just from Dawn. ;D

(sorry Dawn )
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: thatollie on February 09, 2007, 12:37:30 PM
Congratulations Paul and Dawn ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Stupot on February 09, 2007, 08:47:54 PM
Hey Paul, I've been a bit absent lately, Forgive me for the late message.

Sounds like you've had an emotional few weeks.
I wish you all the best and congratulations on the good news.

Take it easy mate
-Stu
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Nadine L on February 09, 2007, 09:37:17 PM
Congratulations on the baby. Lucky you!

Nadine
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 10, 2007, 04:53:45 AM
Paul, you do realize, this gives you a deadline of 7 months to finish your novel.

Yep, pretty accurate ;D And I'm going to start looking into children's stories - Dawn is told me there is NO WAY I am going to tell my usual horror ones ;D Apparently it would be bad for our child's first word to be 'vampires'. ;D

Thanks for the good wishes guys. They are appreciated. And Stupot - jeez are you right about the emotional few weeks - never mind a rollercoaster, it's like cliff-diving with a bungee attached!

;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Harriet ~ on February 10, 2007, 12:09:40 PM
Soul to life to earth ~

Congratulations  :)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: memnoch on February 11, 2007, 11:10:16 AM
Excellent news. A man of your age and looks should be proud of the achievment!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bob414bob on February 11, 2007, 06:01:23 PM
Memnoch, you're so evil!!! I think you must have 666 tattooed on your head somewhere, that' why you wear dresses, to try to distract us.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 12, 2007, 03:28:43 AM
Excellent news. A man of your age and looks should be proud of the achievment!

I think Amazed is more appropriate ;D

And HAH to you. I is mega-sexah and fertile. Don't stand too close girls, these little buggers might jump!  And Iain, I'd be careful about wearing the dress too close to me - that could be REALLY embarrassing. ;D

Anyway, I'm off to hospital now - so thanks for your kind thoughts. I'll see ya all in a week or so. ;D

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Amie on February 12, 2007, 03:37:36 AM
Good luck Paul - we'll all be thinking of you!   (and awaiting the photos of you in stockings and basque on your return ;) )
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: memnoch on February 13, 2007, 10:20:13 AM
good luck for today Paul. Everyones thinking about you.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 13, 2007, 11:03:16 AM
Thinking of you both, and I want to see some pics too.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: ellie on February 13, 2007, 11:37:58 AM
All the best Paul
love elliexx
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Harriet ~ on February 13, 2007, 11:53:28 AM
You are about to become a member of the 'Zipper Club.'
Sending good thoughts along with everyone else.

Best

H
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gildedcage on February 13, 2007, 02:14:25 PM
Sounds like Paul.W already is good with zippers.... ;D

But seriously, all best wishes to you, that all goes well and for a speedy recovery.

Also, belated congratulations on your happy news! :)

Gildedcage
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 13, 2007, 07:49:34 PM
Thanks for the thoughts guys but had a slight problem. The op got cancelled, just as they were about to send me under this morning, stuff beyond their control but as frustrating as hell and it means another wait :( still I'll be around here to annoy you all for a bit longer.

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Patron on February 13, 2007, 07:52:12 PM
Hey Paul


Please annoy some more. I love it. bad deal on the cancelation. When do they think it will be a go. Listen to me I'm starting to sound like mission control. Sorry. :D


Sincerely,

Patron
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gildedcage on February 13, 2007, 08:00:43 PM
AAARG! Worse than a delayed flight! >:(

Wow. Too bad you have to go through the stress of the 'day before', prep, etc, again.

Yet I'm sure you'd rather them be on the up and up when it comes for real! :)

Glad to have your annoyance a little longer! Still, best of luck when the day does come.

GC
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 13, 2007, 08:03:45 PM
Hey Paul


Please annoy some more. I love it. bad deal on the cancelation. When do they think it will be a go. Listen to me I'm starting to sound like mission control. Sorry. :D


Sincerely,

Patron

No idea at the moment as they have to do some serious schedule shuffling - could be a month though. :(  I'll have to amuse myself in the meantime though ;D

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 13, 2007, 08:14:27 PM
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I'll have to amuse myself in the meantime though


Uh Oh Ladies . . . watch out.  The Duck is on the loose again.   ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: amalia on February 14, 2007, 02:15:38 AM
Aaahaa. I wondered if I was having visions when your name popped up on the bottom of my screen last night. Sorry for the delay. You don't sound as pissed off as I would be. What, you went all the way up to Aberdeen and then came home again? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
So now we are stuck with you. Just how bad can it get?
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 14, 2007, 03:07:17 AM


Uh Oh Ladies . . . watch out.  The Duck is on the loose again.   ;D



Hello Alice how are you?

Seemes like we haven't had a natter in ages.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 14, 2007, 06:51:34 AM
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Hello Alice how are you?

Been fighting the flu for a while.  Tends to drain energy and words.  The worst is over (I think), but a cough hangs on, still draining energy and will to do much more than read a bit.

Not to worry though.  I'll be back in good health soon.  ;)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Astra on February 14, 2007, 08:47:15 AM
Hmm... sounds suspicious to me.  Was this all just a ruse to shave your legs, Paul?  ;) 
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 14, 2007, 08:50:25 AM
Aaahaa. I wondered if I was having visions when your name popped up on the bottom of my screen last night. Sorry for the delay. You don't sound as pissed off as I would be. What, you went all the way up to Aberdeen and then came home again? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
So now we are stuck with you. Just how bad can it get?

Hehe believe me, pissed off doesn't even begin to describe it. I'd already vented by the time I posted here though.

Get yourself better soon Alice, a dragon with a cold is a VERY scary thought. One big sneeze and we're all kebabs! EEK! ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: memnoch on February 14, 2007, 10:26:00 AM
does that mean i don't get to visit you in hospital! sobs! I was looking forward to towering over your bed-ridden form in all my manlyness!


AND I WOULDN'T BE WEARING A DRESS!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 14, 2007, 11:05:40 AM
does that mean i don't get to visit you in hospital! sobs! I was looking forward to towering over your bed-ridden form in all my manlyness!


AND I WOULDN'T BE WEARING A DRESS!

Of course you can - I'll be going back in soon (hopefully) - but if your manliness comes anywhere near my bed ridden form - ZZZAAAP - Taser time ;D

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 14, 2007, 11:09:51 AM
Been fighting the flu for a while.  Tends to drain energy and words.  The worst is over (I think), but a cough hangs on, still draining energy and will to do much more than read a bit.

Not to worry though.  I'll be back in good health soon.  ;)



Hope you're better soon, and paul's right, watch out for those sneezes.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: memnoch on February 14, 2007, 01:10:03 PM
Taser..... how mean.
And I'm trying to give you support and all. I'm watching scrubs now so you can't hurt me!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 16, 2007, 05:28:58 PM
Hope you're better soon, and paul's right, watch out for those sneezes.

Thanks for the good wishes Paul and Candy.

What I originally thought was the flu has turned out to be pneumonia.  So, under doctor's orders I'm taking my meds and getting more rest than I know what to do with.  Hopefully will be back to my talkative self soon.  For now though, it's the coughs you have to watch out for, not the sneezes.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 16, 2007, 08:05:10 PM
Just take care of yourself Alice - let people pamper you a bit, you've earned it.
<hugs>
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bob414bob on February 16, 2007, 08:21:18 PM
OMG Alice! Look after yourself. I did the same as you last year. I thought it was flu but like you it turned out to be pneumonia. It left me feeling like a bag of jelly! Get plenty of rest and chicken soup( my nan used to swear by it )
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Patron on February 17, 2007, 02:55:00 AM
Hey Alice


Take care of that.

When I read this it reminded me of a recent bought of ugly I was unfortunately stuck with.

Here we have a little bugger called, Dange; I don't know the English version but it's basically you more than nasty mosquito bite. This little infector carries a pretty lethal punch; I developed it for my first time. My wife is on her second. The doctors say that the third is the "fight for your life time". Hoping to avoid that but it was ugly around here for awhile.

Take your meds and I sincerely hope you are back on your feet all bright and bushy.... ;)


Sincerely,

Patron.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Amie on February 17, 2007, 04:12:28 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that you've got pneumonia Alice! - ditto what Paul said, let others take care of you until your fully back up on your feet (and a bit after, if you can swing it :) )
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 17, 2007, 07:53:13 AM
Take care Alice.

<<<  hugs hugs >>>
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 17, 2007, 08:23:12 AM
Thank goodness we can't catch any of these bugs off eachother over the site!

Wishing you better Alice, and a speedy rescheduling Paul. 

Carrie
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Lynn10240 on February 18, 2007, 01:29:07 PM
Thank goodness we can't catch any of these bugs off eachother over the site! (CarrieSheppard)

So true! Everyone around me lately seems sick. The bugs are certainly out there.

Take care, Alice. Get lots of rest. Hope to hear you're well again soon.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 18, 2007, 02:17:52 PM
I thank each of you for your good wishes. 

I'm feeling better now, just not great.  I've just been printing out maps that I can take back to bed with me in an effort to 'track' a characters trip across several states; all the while trying to imagine what it would have been like in the years following the US Civil War.

Now, back to bed and my imagination.  ;)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Astra on February 19, 2007, 05:00:03 AM
Now, back to bed and my imagination.  ;)

Well that doesn't sound at all bad, Alice!  I think I feel a sicky coming on...

Get well soon and enjoy the rest.

Astra
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: memnoch on February 19, 2007, 10:42:36 AM
Hope everyone gets better soon. All we need now is the black death to ravage the forum and finish us all off!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gyppo on February 19, 2007, 03:29:01 PM
So, you are not merely a Devil, you also moonlight as the Devil's Advocate ;-)

Look on the  bright side, Memnoch.  You may end up as the sole survivor and have no-one to play with ;-(

Gyppo
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: sugy on February 20, 2007, 12:26:40 AM
Well, well, well! Where was I all these days? Missing out on the good news...PaulW, Congratulations to you and Dawn. What an achievement! :P :)

Sugy.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: memnoch on February 21, 2007, 06:39:52 AM
I can hope............. a whole forum to myself.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 22, 2007, 03:43:04 AM

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I can hope............. a whole forum to myself.

Hey Mem - you wanna join in the megalomaniacs group then?  There's a squirrel, duck and a hedgehog planning to divvy up the world...

C
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 22, 2007, 03:44:56 AM
Hey, you forgot about the munki!   >:(
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gyppo on February 22, 2007, 05:01:50 AM
Hey, you forgot about the munki!   >:(

Tht'ss the problem with megalomaniacs.  See, they're already falling out ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: memnoch on February 22, 2007, 09:50:31 AM
yeah i'm up for it..............  for now we shall be allies!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 22, 2007, 10:09:39 AM
But the munki has to come too!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 22, 2007, 02:56:04 PM
I did not forget the Munki - I tested its memory!  (Er, did I get away with that?)

What beast shall ye be, Memnoch?

And you can't have Idaho or Iowa.  And somewhere else I can't remember either.

Not unless you wanna fight for it.  And no teaming up with the Munki - that's cheating!

Carrie
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Cathy C on February 22, 2007, 06:28:52 PM
I'm more worried about the:
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for now we shall be allies!

Think we should trust him? ;D

Signed: The Hedgehog.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bob414bob on February 23, 2007, 08:49:09 AM
Can I be a horse? I've got a very long face!
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 23, 2007, 10:01:45 AM
LOL.  :D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 23, 2007, 02:00:04 PM
Hmmm... what do horses bring to the world domination party then?

Hedgehogs - good for attack.
Ducks - just plain mad, so again useful for frenzied attack
Squirrels - good at chewing and getting in and out of small places
Monkeys - the brains.. ooops, I mean opposable thumbs...
Memnoch - not sure WHAT kind of animal that is!

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gyppo on February 23, 2007, 05:52:30 PM
I'm not sure I should encourage this, but...

Horses are good for transport, for carrying messages, and if all else fails their hooves and hide can be boiled down and make glue to hold your invitabitably fragile alliance together.

My advice is to stay out of it, Bob.  Remember what happened to loyal and naive old Boxer the Farm Horse in Animal Farm.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 23, 2007, 09:03:40 PM
Pah! Ducks have the strategic ability to co-ordinate the forces, plan the attacks, remember that the squidgels wanted UTAH! (dumb no-memory squidgels) and on top of that have the ability to poo on your heads!

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 24, 2007, 05:02:30 AM
Squirrels can poop on yer bonce too you know - if you walk under a tree.  And we can crack nuts.

My head hurts....  8)

Utah Schmoota - I want Idaho as well!

C
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gildedcage on February 24, 2007, 06:49:50 PM
Oho, you don't even want to know what a p'd off bird in a gilded cage can do on yer head!!

Tell you what... you let me outta here, and I'll sing so sweet while we dominate the world, they'll
never know what hit 'em....

GC
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Cathy C on February 24, 2007, 08:36:56 PM
DON'T LET HIM OUT, CARRIE!!!! :o

Man, that's one scary bird.

Even the hedgehog is trembling. ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gildedcage on February 24, 2007, 09:33:48 PM
Hey, that'd be 'her', CathyC... this is a female bird! (Now don't provoke it further...) ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Cathy C on February 24, 2007, 09:50:34 PM
Female!!!!!! :o

Oh, er... I'm outta here. :P
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gildedcage on February 24, 2007, 09:53:14 PM
I'll lay an egg on yer head. That spikey hair looks a mighty inviting nest.... ;D

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Cathy C on February 24, 2007, 09:55:25 PM
It's no fair - all these stupid names, I don't know who's female who's male, who's the enemy, who's not..... ???

It's saturday night, for heavens sake - cut me some slack (and I don't mean pooing on my head, thank you so much GC ;D)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gildedcage on February 24, 2007, 10:00:20 PM
'Taint nothin but what the name says, hedgie! :-*  (Bird in a ) Gildedcage.

K, K, slack cut. You can breathe easy now.

and don't stand under that cage, darn it! ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Cathy C on February 24, 2007, 10:06:00 PM
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'Taint nothin but what the name says, hedgie!   (Bird in a ) Gildedcage.

D'oh! Slap me purple and call me Homer. :'(

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K, K, slack cut. You can breathe easy now.


Whoooeee, I can breathe. ;D

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and don't stand under that cage, darn it!

I might be a hedgehog but I 'ain't stoopid. ::) (not a word, any of you, not a word. ;D)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 25, 2007, 09:57:57 AM
Hedgehog? Reads more like a chicken!

How we gonna take over the world like this, eh?

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: memnoch on February 25, 2007, 10:35:13 AM
i don't know what to be. Komodo dragon or a piranah. Something with teeth.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 25, 2007, 10:42:20 AM
Hedgehog? Reads more like a chicken!

How we gonna take over the world like this, eh?




Just put your trust in the munki.

I'm  finalising a plan as we speak. I will get back to you all, in code of corse.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: bob414bob on February 25, 2007, 07:06:34 PM
I'm not sure I like the idea of someone boiling me down for glue. That's just mean.
Horses can lead the duck or munki into battle, and the Romans used to train them to fight. They have a mean right hook, or should I say hind hook?
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gyppo on February 25, 2007, 08:21:48 PM
I'm not sure I like the idea of someone boiling me down for glue. That's just mean.
Horses can lead the duck or munki into battle, and the Romans used to train them to fight. They have a mean right hook, or should I say hind hook?

No, don't trust the megalomaniacs...

Gyppo
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: fordy on February 25, 2007, 08:49:19 PM
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth (I have this on supreme authority)  :-*
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 26, 2007, 03:22:46 AM
The meek can have the earth - we're just after what grows in it, is built on it or extracted from it - but what's left? Yeah, sure the meek can have it ;D hehe
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 26, 2007, 03:25:48 AM
Horses are good in battles; they create the diversion.  ;)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: fordy on February 26, 2007, 03:46:41 AM
The meek can have the earth - we're just after what grows in it, is built on it or extracted from it - but what's left? Yeah, sure the meek can have it ;D hehe


Don't pull that stunt - the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof - megalomaniacs 0, the meek 10.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Cathy C on February 26, 2007, 06:21:44 AM
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Horses are good in battles; they create the diversion.


and aren't bad to eat if we run out of food.  ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gyppo on February 26, 2007, 08:38:43 AM
If it's a cart horse, as opposed to a proper combat trained Destrier, you can jumble up all its letters and make an orchestra to play your Victory March.  Or a Slow Mournful Retreat if the Meek, rallied by Fordy, trap you with a flanking manouvere.

Gyppo - The Eternal Outsider and temporary War Correspondent
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gildedcage on February 26, 2007, 09:12:55 AM
Gyppo: the eternal diplomat. C'mon, join up! We'll make it worth your while....

GC
(birdy)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 26, 2007, 02:55:45 PM
Don't pull that stunt - the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof - megalomaniacs 0, the meek 10.

Well it used to be. Until I said to the meek 'Oi - you don't mind if we take the earth and the fulness thereof' - they did mutter a bit about it but were too meek to say no! Result! ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: fordy on February 26, 2007, 04:41:49 PM
Well it used to be. Until I said to the meek 'Oi - you don't mind if we take the earth and the fulness thereof' - they did mutter a bit about it but were too meek to say no! Result! ;D

Paul, so that I don't misunderstand, are you claiming the world on the basis of possession being nine tenths of the law?  Surely you don't need me to remind you of the fate awaiting the last person who made that claim?  It is of course, entirely your business, but that 'lake of fire' didn't sound like a good place to take a vacation.   :o
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 27, 2007, 03:11:57 AM
Paul, so that I don't misunderstand, are you claiming the world on the basis of possession being nine tenths of the law?  Surely you don't need me to remind you of the fate awaiting the last person who made that claim?  It is of course, entirely your business, but that 'lake of fire' didn't sound like a good place to take a vacation.   :o

Well - the lake isn't that good a place unless you happen to be the owner ;D MUAHAHAHA    (Anyone for some water skiing?)
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 27, 2007, 03:47:44 AM
Posession is 9/10 of the law
Posession is theft
9/10 of the law is, by default, illegal.

See how the megalomaniacs can twist your words to our own evil ends...

Horses: meat.  Yeah, I'm ok with that.  Birds aren't bad on the barbecue either.

Hedghogs, wrap in clay and bake on the fire.  Duck!?  MMmmmmmm..... roast duck......

Mexican chilli was originally made from squirrel meat

Monkey - well I know some nasty tales about how to eat monkeys.

So - we gonna take over the world or open a restaurant?


Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 27, 2007, 03:54:36 AM
Aaarrrggghh.

World domination.  ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 27, 2007, 04:11:15 AM
Yeah, world domination... although, maybe a small bistro?  Naah, world domination ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 27, 2007, 05:05:47 AM
Don't eat the munki!

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Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Astra on February 27, 2007, 06:34:26 AM
Yeah, world domination... although, maybe a small bistro?  Naah, world domination ;D

Why not both - one through the other?  You could start a chain called Meglomaniacs - have a big gold M as your logo and ... oh, sorry, already been done.



Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 27, 2007, 06:36:02 AM
Hehe, we could call it mega munki's munchers.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 27, 2007, 08:49:12 AM
McMunki's, hmmm got a certain ring to it ;D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 27, 2007, 08:52:39 AM
LOLOLOLOLOLOL   :D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: fordy on February 27, 2007, 01:46:22 PM
Well - the lake isn't that good a place unless you happen to be the owner ;D MUAHAHAHA    (Anyone for some water skiing?)

Argh, 'tis as I feared; MWC members are being subverted to the Dark Side.  Megalomaniacs on water skis, speeding through the flames on Paul's lake. 

Is this really what you signed up for?  No, brothers and sisters of the Written Word, you have been called to wield the pen, to enthrall the world with the magic of your literary spells, not to bandy flame throwers at dawn, while sulphuric odours erode your imagination.  Wake up! it is time to abandon the bondage of megalomania, take up the writer's caffeine filled chalice, heed the scribes of old and WRITE; your life depends on it; a world of readers are depending on you. Follow your true calling and abandon the false promise of megolomanianism.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gyppo on February 27, 2007, 02:18:55 PM
I'm a little unhappy about the pollution aspects of towing skiiers around that Lake of Fire.  Surely the purity of the Brimstone Pits, like that of the Arctic Circle, should rise above financial or egotistical considerations?

However, Gyppo - The Eeternal Outsider - will be there with his notebook and pen, no matter what the final outcome, taking notes for posterity (and perchance a little prosperity as well).  I'm told that one of my ancestors was a War Artist back in the days when English Longbowmen used gaudily coloured French Knights for target practice.

Well, that's one possible interpretation of "He drew a good Longbow at Agincourt."

Gyppo
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 27, 2007, 04:53:21 PM
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Argh, 'tis as I feared; MWC members are being subverted to the Dark Side

Give in, Fordy, submit.  You know it is calling you too...  

You'd make such a fine camel!

OK team, how we gonna progress world domination then?  Anyone got a plan?

I still want Utah.  And Idaho.

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gildedcage on February 27, 2007, 05:16:29 PM
I'll need 'Big Sky Country' if you ever let me outta this cage.... so it's Montana for this bird! (well, hey, throw Washington in there, too...) ;)

Gildedcage
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: fordy on February 27, 2007, 07:19:49 PM
Give in, Fordy, submit.  You know it is calling you too...  

You'd make such a fine camel!

OK team, how we gonna progress world domination then?  Anyone got a plan?

I still want Utah.  And Idaho.



Submission is for loosers, not for those who have just captured the higher ground.  I suggest you re-read the chapter entitled; "What to do when all is lost" (World Abomination for Dummies by Carrie Sheppard).  There's a section there about 'Humble pie" (I think).  :-*
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 27, 2007, 09:01:37 PM
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I'll need 'Big Sky Country' if you ever let me outta this cage.... so it's Montana for this bird! (well, hey, throw Washington in there, too...)


Well shoot Birdy, if you're going to take Montana and Washington, you might as well put your dubbs in for Oragon too. 

Everyone just remember, Texas is well protected.

Who needs or wants a lake of fire when you can make your own fire (and aim it I might add) at the drop of a duck or a monk.

Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Gildedcage on February 27, 2007, 11:02:21 PM
I hear ya, Ms. Dragon... and if Oregon is available, well, hand over!

Just keep that hot breath from my nest... I'd not relish my eggs hard-boiled, thank you very much. ;)

Birdy
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: DC on February 28, 2007, 04:06:09 AM
Hmm, not sure whether I want in to this world domination plot or not yet. But as I stated in another thread, I happen to share my name with the Demon in 'Good Omens' (Terry Pratchett/Niel Gaiman) So I could be useful; after all, I might be related to the guy(?) who designed the M25...
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: PaulW on February 28, 2007, 04:15:46 AM
Give in, Fordy, submit.  You know it is calling you too...  

You'd make such a fine camel!

OK team, how we gonna progress world domination then?  Anyone got a plan?

I still want Utah.  And Idaho.

Flags - that's the answer. It's the law innit, you stick a flag in something then it's yours! So a little bit of annual migration with some serious flag-dropping on the way should sort that.

And Financial domination. McMunki's shall rise as a symbol of the new order. Not the upright golden M of the old order but the upside down W, red version of it, depicting the munki's bum. All shall pass through the munki's butt and worship at the altar of fast food! Not wimpy PC fast food though but double fat, extra cholestorol food that comes in bright colours and the shape of superheroes bums. With sugar on. Food fights shall be compulsory and a daily 'cool' word shall be revealed only to those who buy on that day.

and... erm... we can pinch things too, like wheelbarrows and stuff. Bah I'm meglomaniaced out now - I need to watch more American Idol to recharge it! ;D





Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: Astra on February 28, 2007, 04:47:54 AM
Flags - that's the answer. It's the law innit, you stick a flag in something then it's yours!

I tried this on my husband.  He wasn't happy - didn't seem to think it was the answer at all.
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: nassj on February 28, 2007, 12:33:34 PM
Not the upright golden M of the old order but the upside down W, red version of it, depicting the munki's bum.


 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Paul.W
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 28, 2007, 02:49:28 PM
Flags are good, but... they don't quite have the 'word domination' kind of presence we are looking for.  Effing great fortresses with lots of turrets and cannons is more what I had in mind.

However, it does give me an idea.

What would you design as an MWC flag?