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  1. Good Morning World. Happy Canada Day to us Canadians, Matt, Canada Shakes, K-Man from Ottawa, Lady from Kitchener, Bev, Trevor,Alberta Girls, anyone else. Enjoy the Holiday. Our Michael J. Fox has been awarded the Order of Canada medallion for his acting career and more importantly for us; his work on behalf of Parkinsons. If you Americans run into him down there tell him to come home and get his medal. Emma, have a better day today. Everyone have a safe and happy day. Remember that smiling releases good chemicals into your bloodstream. I know it is corny, but I like watching Americas Funniest Videos. j
  2. good morning everyone, Shera, hope the leg bruises are healing up good. Hi Em, sunny skies today? Peace, I forgot to tell everyone that on the road trip during a quiet day in Oklahoma City, you entered your horse in a local barrel race and you rode to a second place finish..(could of happened, could be fake news) Lad, Good Balance! Linda, good luck getting that visit in.. that will be nice for you ladies.. Busy day ahead.. Good days to everyone.!! jb
  3. Good morning everyone. Happy Fathers day to all the Dads that read here. Pathfinder: I hope and expect that your husband will rise to the occasion and that you have a wonderful visit with your family. Well, it was a flight of imagination but a get together tour would be fun. Hi Dianne, squeeze all the goodness out of this day and enjoy it doing whatever. You deserve it. Be safe everyone. jb
  4. Road trip, Great fun. Dianne, we will spring you loose, you fly into Toronto, we swing down through the the North Eastern states, get Linda, get some ice cream sundaes, find Ginger and Fred, Emma can fly into Washington DC, we will meet her, I will drop the car there and hotwire a school bus, off to the midwest. Parkys on the Loose, the headlines read, state troopers and roadblocks, the public yells, cheers and banners read "Do all Parkinson People Have this Much Fun". We scoot round by Atlanta, get the lady with the skinned up knees, 2 other buses join in the Parky Parade. Every day at lunch, we stop, put up our banners and demonstrate to inform the public about toxic chemicals getting into our food chain, the cost of healthcare and the global warming. Our convoy is having some impact and we are shadowed by an army of black cars and men with dark glasses speaking into the cuffs of their white shirts. We arrive in Ohio, its cooler now, because it is October already. Marcia hops on the bus to guide us the rest of the way. FF, the Count, PapaJack, and Ella, the parkys keep coming out of the woodwork to join this trip. Six buses now pull into Pathfinders neighbourhood and Peace follows on horseback. The street is shut down for a block party. A fine time was had by all, Pathfinder is a great cook and host. We all went home after a few days. It was a quieter trip on the way back, each of us with a different bagful of memories and hopes. Take care y'all. jb
  5. Good morning all, welcome back Count, Good to hear from u. I am glad for that Dianne, Congratulations to Sean Emma, that is wonderful he graduated from his course. She Ra, come on up, lots of space for you in Ontario and I am sure you would enjoy the 4 distinct seasons. Sorry bout the dentist, sounds ouchy. Hey Lad, Linda, Miss Ella, etc what do you say we all meet up at Pathfinders backyard for some banana bread and tea.? It will be a surprise for her.. Have good weekends everybody.. jb, stay safe!
  6. Hello Pathfinder, Your herbs sound good. I can imagine the smell them in the hot sun. I don't have a strong sense of smell thanks to that creepy Parkinson Boogey man riding on my shoulder. My son introduced them to our kitchen when he came home from University with quickly snipping scissors overtop of a bubbling batch of spaghetti. He always had a bunch of potted herbs growing in front of a window. I can sense your excitement about the upcoming visit with your family. I hope that you have a fun time. Today after lunch I came out of the house and heard a rustling of grass beside the backdoor concrete stoop. It wasn't hard to see a long black,yellow and green garter snake that was at least 30 inches long and thick slithering across some leaves as only a snake can slither. She had an even bigger bulge inside her stretched profile where some unfortunate creature, and I hope it was one of those striped rats known as a chipmunk, lay awaiting final digesting. I got my gloves and moved the snake across the road to a nice sunny ditch. UUuk. I don't like snakes. There was also a whitetailed deer in the little orchard field behind my house that I saw this afternoon. it was only about 50 feet from me grazing on the grass. We locked eyes, but she went back to grazing after a minute or so. She sensed no danger from me. Also with the cultivating of the gardens, lots of bugs and worms are being turned up and the birds are very happy for the help with feeding all those anxious and hungry mouths that they created. The parents chirp and follow my path of hoeing and watering, gathering up exposed proteins that will feed those mouths that are living among the trees in the yard. Each little family in its uniquely crafted nest. It was a pretty nice day. Tomorrow I go see my Movement Disorder Doctor for my twice a year checkup. I hope you all have a good day. jb
  7. good morning everyone, It is a Monday. I don't like them, but they set the tone of the week that you are about to have. If you have a bad Monday you are going to have to play catch up all week long. Linda, I am not sure of all the names. we did get a nice herb garden started in a corner where the sumac had taken over. We put geraniums in some pots for the front porch and back stairs. Most of the work was getting the weeds and grass pulled from the flower beds. I am not sure what the breed of dog is. I always thought He was a chihuahua cross of some sort. It also appears to be part Rat Terrier. I will have to post some pictures. Good days to everybody out there, jb
  8. Good Morning Everyone. The sun has been up awhile, but I haven't been. Parkinsons has really altered my sleep pattern. Or at least my sleep comes in a different pattern now. Whatever, here I sit with a coffee, laptop, lapdog and CMT, (Old School) on the television. I wll soon be awake. Hi Murray, Glad to see you here. I bet it does get hot in Texas in the summertime. I was in Texas only once and that was in January. Yes Dianne, you are fabulous. How are things in the Northwest? Linda, you are so correct about tomatoes. The things that they have done to them so that they can be delivered from thousands of miles away to sit pretty and unblemished on display in a grocery store. Hardly the same fruit that I will be eating in about 6 weeks. This week has warmed up fast. 3 days now with no rain. I got quite a bit of garden and flower beds and flower pots planted and we even got a new herb area started in a dry corner of the yard. Em, Marcia. LAD, hope that you have nice days. jb. be safe, be strong.
  9. Good Morning World. the sun is shining, the gardens await, fresh tomatoes, sure taste great. Marcia, I hope that you get some cookies this weekend and watch a good movie. LAD, I can't regulate my temp very well, always putting on a sweater, taking off a sweater.t Hi Linda, Did you get Muffet and Edward all renamed? Pathfinder, did you find that steak at the Outback. It sounded like a good idea. Em, I am glad that the Canadians took the Sun to the Emerald Isle, Hope that you and Sean enjoy the Day. I hope that everyone has a safe and happy weekend. jb
  10. Hello Chris, I was monitoring the the Audio Receptors for your sector when I heard your transmission: "Hello out there". ``Roger That and Back at You. Red Dog S/L jb49 here, Chris we are vectored onto your greeting.`` And.. Chris, Hello, glad to meet you. I am John Bush of jb49. I have been pecking away at these pages for a few years now. I welcome your presence on this forum. I hope that you don't mind my Walter Mitty outbursts. They just appear, well, I do guide them onto the page. So what is your Story Chris. There is lots of room to lay it out here if you wish. I live in Ontario, am almost 60 years old and am waiting for my morning Levodopa to kick in and get me moving. I have some errands to run this morning but I hope to get some serious gardening done today while the sun is shining. Have a good weekend Chris. be safe, jb
  11. Good morning, I can't play the piano Linda. I did play trombone in the school band and I knew that when everybody else was sliding their tubes out, I should be too. I have trouble playing the radio. Peace, now I know where to send dead snakes. Can I get your zzzzzzzzip code! lol.. Lucky Em, St. Patrick took all the snakes out of Ireland. Right Em, did he send them all to Canada? The sun shines today. Have a good one everyone!
  12. Good morning everyone.. More rain today, Tomorrow I may terrace my garden and plant rice. that is if the weather is nicer. If tomorrow brings more rain, I will begin to build a big boat and I will call it an Ark. I may make it big enough to take the horses and the laying hens. Marcia, I like your jokes. And only you would get french fries for the rats with a furry tail, commonly known as squirrels. And high leather boots are good in snake country. Hi Em, Nice to see you. Linda, the Piano players are amazing. I remember as a kid, opening up the piano and watching the felts hit the strings. What a machine a piano is in the right hands. Do you play the piano/ Have a good day everyone! jb
  13. Good Morning I trust that you all had good night sleeps, no restless trudging around the house in wee hours, finally taking more levodopa, eating a muffin and a glassfull of orange juice , and .then going back to bed to sleep in late. Ah Peace, I love your animal stories. That is crazy! Wowsers.. And what a difference in ground moisture. My garden was just about dry enough that I could almost roto till the garden late Saturday afternoon, It rained just about all day Sunday and the garden is very gooey again. I might as well build some more boxes and plant more stuff in the corner of the yard that I recently cleared out. LAD, you too have encountered crazy deer as well? Are these the standard white tails which we have here in Canada. Ours are very well behaved in comparison to your wild and scary ones. Pathfinder, we would get along fine. I hate snakes, always looking out for them, I like pie, I like growing stuff, waiting to see green leaves coming up out of the ground, And I love it when my kids come home for a visit. I keep all of my online friends in my mind, you are all precious and help me deal with Parkinsons. Be safe in all you do today and everyday. jb
  14. Good Morning to Anybody that happens to look at this thread. Hello LAD, what a beautiful picture of a lovely sunset. I never tire of looking at the sky. No two sunsets are ever the same, the moon is magical; how does a huge ball of Ontario Cheddar cheese maintain such an orbit around the earth day in and day out? The stars are amazing and it is hard to count them all,I usually loose count at about 34,678, 896, 567, 498, 314 gazillion.... and a dark country sky contains many more stars than you can see from a city. Clouds come and go in all shapes and different textures. A rising sun is a great thing to watch. Like a can opener going around the horizon. Or opening up a can of peaches, Light peaks into the can, or the Earth, images take shape, the lid rises and you fish out a peach and enjoy the sweet wet taste, the sun warms your face. Our world is an amazing and delightful place. Oh, thanks for the clarification on the Tango LAD, I thought that you were teaching it to one of your sons. There is a local ballet school in Town that offers lessons for Parkies that seems to be popular. Some of those dancers are limited to dancing from chairs as well. Dance does seem to be a good excercise for us. I used to dance like a crazy man when my body was a little more nimble. Now at wedding dances and such, I feel quite rigid, self conscious, and shy about getting up there and being footloose. Ha, sometimes I still say what the heck and go crazy. Stand Back everyone! Anyways, it is nice that you help out with the dance classes. Hello Em and Marcia, what will occupy your time today. Got a good book on the go? Hi Linda, and Feisty, you had a good long venty type post here recently but then have been a little bit quiet. Don't be shy to put it all out there again. Hey Ella, I still haven't got that pancake truck on the road yet. Dianne, if I do get my diner truck on the road, I will drive to Seattle, swing by your house and blow the horn and wait for you to come out and get a plate full of buttermilk-blueberry pancakes and maple syrup. With whipped cream even if you wish. Mr. Count, Papa Jack, not many men post on this thread, I am starting to feel a little bit funny about that . I would be very happy to see you two, or any other guys posting here as often as you can. TrailBlazer, where did that name come from?....Pathfinder, that is who I meant. I did a bunch of digging and cutting down sumac in a dry corner of my yard yesterday. We dug out a bunch of rocks, roots and sod and put in some boxes to make a little herb corner. Last year it was in the main part of the garden. This year we can go to this little corner to get a bowlful of salad cause we are going to put in some lettuce and a tomato plant in this area as well. And a cucumber plant. I know that you worked hard to get some things planted last week. I thought of you this morning cause my body is sore,( I think you felt that too, ) and slow today from the workercise (is that a new word, from the Latin work and ancient Greek excercise ?) that I did yesterday. Today may have to be a quiet day... Okay, try to be safe and happy everyone, Pick up that phone today and make a call to an old friend or cousin. Take care my friends, jb.. Guys, please post!
  15. Good Morning again, Must be the week of post eating computer binges. Who likes a laptop keyboard with attitude anyways. I was just typing a post and Snap! It disappeared like an icecube in a hot cast iron frying pan. Marcia, even if your skin turned green,me and everyone else would still love you. I hope that your rash clears up for you. I am glad that you like cookies. I don't understand people who don't. Oh, I understand why some don't eat them, but Ireally like them. I am glad that the cats help you dust, cause it is our pets that create a lot of the need for dusting. How do you push back the rainstorms, cause we need some pushing back done this weekend on our weather. I hope that you have a good weekend Marcia and your hubby brings you home 2 bags of cookies from the grocery store. And Moms are usually right. I agree with Linda , Dianne, That is a powerful image that I have in my head of you and the paper folded into thirds and the picture it contains. I hope that you are feeling like that strong tree with many beautiful colours these days. Serentity, thanks for the laugh. I bet the painters had a good laugh as well. LAD, that is pretty neat that you taught your son to Tango, or at least started him on it. I'm sure that it wouldn't be accomplished in a single lesson. Where is the Beach? Is it ocean, or lake, river? I like to row around a lake casting for fish. Actually I like to fly fish. I started that about 15 years ago but the little hooks and knots are quickly becoming difficult. I didn't have any cookies for breakfast today. Anyone who guessed it is because I finished them all last night before bed gets a gold star. Pathfinder, I can picture you planting your garden with great care and not without difficulty. I remember not long ago, spreading a strip of carrot seeds down a long row of prepared soil. It is quite different now trying to hold that handful of tiny seeds and twirl them between thumb and fingers to release them into a spaced out tidy line. I hope to get at the garden soon, if the monsoons stop. Have a good weekend everyone. be safe, jb
  16. Good Morning Everyone, And special good morning to Ella. Pretty quiet on the board today isn't it. Maybe everyone had too many hotdogs on Memorial Day. Good Advice you gave me yesterday Ella. I decided what the heck as I got out of bed this morning and began "The Trudging" around the house for the regular eye opening, muscle stretching, bladder relieving, TV tuning, pill popping, cereal slurping, coffee making, bread toasting, followed by laptop reading and then the dog is on my lap for some sports report watching and then we maybe even do a little bit of eye shut napping. That is the usual routine. Back to your advice, I don't have to follow the old routine, I can make my own decisions. I have no boss, so today, I went crazy and instead of oatmeal porridge I went to my cookie jar and grabbed 2 chocolate chip, and 3 Oatmeal with chocolate chips, raisins and coconut cookies and they tasted good. I don't usually eat cookies before breakfast, but today I am a Rebel. Have a great day Ella, and Everyone else too. jb
  17. It is a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, a beautiful day to be a neighbour. Well, it is morning time, Morning news has been watched , Pills taken,coffee has been drank. Oatmeal has been eaten. The sun shines and I will hang out some laundry. Maybe cut the grass after it dries up a bit more. I have lots to do, but I feel sorta sleepy still, and the couch is vacant. Uuummmh? I hope you all have good days and don't have to face the decisions like I have to as outlined here. jb
  18. Good Morning Forum Friends, Parkys from Parksburgh, Parksylvania and any Outerspace Alien Parkys checking in from different Galaxies. Top of the morning to you all. Last night the frogs were putting up a very loud chorus from wherever they are when dusk comes to the surrounding fields and ponds. Somehow they must of got ahold of some very good output electronic equipment to be able to amplify their tiny little voices to such a loud noise. Not that it bothers me. It is good to hear the peeper frogs singing happily, (looking for love in the dark I suspect, those little rascals!) as Night Time pulls the heavy drapes against the setting Sun, which finally drops into the Pacific Ocean to cool off from a long days work of lighting the sky. I go to sleep listening to the frogs singing "Hello my Honey, "Hello my Baby" in 3 part harmony Barber Shop style, and wake up at 5 am. to the sound of Robins singing "Doh, a Dear, Is that a Worm I Hear?" and the Rowdy Red Winged Blackbirds do their best rendition of "Here Comes the Sun" Little Froggys. You kept us up late, singing from the Boggys. Are you plugging your ears, trying to sleep under Loggys. And then the whole world suddenly seems to wake up , even the morning doves, whose sad song suggests that they are mourning that it is morning already. LAD(Y), my doctor prescribed potato chips for my low blood pressure as well. He is a good doctor, better than the Quackers who prescribe expensive and nasty tasting pills. Green Marcia, I hope your Hubby gets over his cold and you don't catch it. I always thought that Darth Vader would of become a better person if only his parents had of spent more time with him and took him fishing and stuff like that. Mrclseker, it seems like I am always looking for a pattern of why the pills work better somedays than others. At least potato chips are consistent. Pathfinder, thankful for the time spent with your husband and P-57, thankful of time spent outdoors under the sun, with family and BBQ,; it is nice that you seem so happy and appreciative of time well spent with loved ones. I Hope that all of you Americans had a good Memorial Day. Be safe, jb
  19. Good Sunday Morning Everyone, It is a beautiful day here today, someone unzippered the grey sky that we have been living under, peeled it back and lo and behold, a blue sky with a big yellow globe of sunshine spilled forward. I hope it dries up my garden some so that I can get my garden planted. I have had tomato plants and onion sets waiting for the chance to send roots down into the soil. What magic is this: a green plant stuck into the dirt, blossoms and forms big red fruit, that when ripe you can stand in the garden and eat like an apple and feel the warm earthy fruit fill your taste buds or slice it and lay it onto your best sandwich and making it a much better sandwich. I got some catching up to do. Pathfinder, yes, I don't like the faint feeling that comes with low blood pressure. If I kneel down to do something like tie up my boots and then stand up too fast my head can really spin. LAD, did you talk at a Breakfast meeting? How did that go. Em, thank you for your kind words. I am glad that I can lift up your spirits when you are down. You, like Marcia were posting before me on the old YOPD forum. I guess we have known each other for quite awhile now and old friends should comfort each other. Dianne, good to see you on the board giving laughter instructions. Bless you.! LAD , you can vent here as much as you want. I love that Zachism. Give him a high five from me for that one. And finally Green Marcia, It is good if kids know good guys from bad guys. Mr .Rogers was a gentle soul on TV. Yes, there is a lot of senseless violence on TV. Need more comedy shows. Okay. good days to everyone. jb
  20. Well, It is a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, a beautiful day to be a Neighbour. Good Morning everyone. Em, I think that the trifle sounds yummy. I love the substitutions. LAD, busy and upbeat as always. Linda, You have a very strong faith and I can see how it sustains you. Pathfinder, I have trouble with low blood pressure sometimes making me feel faint. Is that what happens to you. I remember when my Dad had to stop driving because of his Alzheimer condition. It was a difficult thing. Welcome aboard Manolo. Whazzup on the Delta.? Hi Ella, and Serenity, wise observations. And here we are in the 2nd half of the month of May, in the year 2017, as we record years. It is time to get my garden planted but it is still too cold and wet. We have been eating lots of asparagus and rhubarb has started. I cut the grass yesterday for only the second time. We have had lots of rain, but not enough heat for hay and stuff to really grow. Well lots of jobs and errands to get done today. Heartfelt thoughts go out to Manchester and the loss of lives in that despicable bomb attack. (Rot in Hell; Bomber) All the best to my Parky Friends. jb
  21. Good Morning PWP, Good work LAD. Look at all the postings you pulled out. Hi Em, and Dianne, LAD, you talked about the Wizard of Oz, and the green colouring of the Witch in "Wicked" . I thought of that the first time I saw our Marcia with the green skin.But Marcia is not a Witch. OMG, maybe that isn't our Marcia, maybe that is an imposter Martian. That would explain the green. You just hang on Marcia, we will save you. Soon! Yesterday on a drive to Toronto, I stopped at a service station and used the rest room. After washing my hands I walked to one of those blower hand dryers. I stepped in to one between two other men. The floor tiles were sorta wet from water dripping from hands and I slipped on a wet spot and fell rather quickly to the floor. I caught myself on my hands without whacking my head on the floor. One guy helped me back up and asked if I was ok. Yes fine I replied. Just sort of embarrassed. I think that my balance is not so good. And my jerky walking didn't help matters. And that pair of shoes are slippery. Perfect alignment for a FOYA. (Fall on Your Ass). Be careful, everyone.!! (And upon further reflection of that incident, I am glad that I was just walking up to a hand dryer on the wall and not trying to get closer for a better view over the edge at your Grand Canyon.) Em,, you and your Son have a very strong bond and relationship. He is a real blessing to you I think. Dianne, I think of you often and the ache you must have for the loss of your son. Mothers day must amplify all these emotions. And I know that we people with Parkinsons have a steady supply of emotions. Good days to everyone,. jb ps Em, tell me more about that Sherry Trifle sometime please.
  22. Good morning ParkyWorld, I trust that you all have had some yummy pills and your morning coffee and your spouse has brought you the Newspaper and they are rubbing your feet for you right now as you shake out the sports section. Huuh? Anybody? Hello LAD, I will be gone for the day. Maybe you and FF can get Marcia out of the green bottle today. How are you today Feisty. I am quoting you, your final thought : And I agree, I hope that everyone knows that they can come here and blow off steam like you did yesterday. You felt better after didn't you Feisty? I read through your long post again yesterday FF. Lots of nuggets of gold in there. Little Kids say what they think, No malice, agenda, no intent or holding back, they say just what they truly think in a manner that is so refreshing. AND sometimes shocking. good days to all. jb
  23. good morning everyone, I hope that everyone feels free to say good morning as you usually do. I started to write a little story to flesh out my thinking that sometimes I wonder where everyone is. My story such as it is can fill in around the daily stuff so keep it coming please, add your ideas to a chapter, do a chapter. I certainly wasn't trying to block anyone but rather trying to pull more people in. The nature of this thread is not much without all of you. Good morning Feisty Folder. Does that feel better. I must of gotten up in the night, thought I heard the teakettle starting to boil but it was you posting I think cause the steam was coming off of my computer. It sounds like a challenge you have with your Mom, (and Dad) but I can see your love and devotion for them shining through. I am glad that you took time to express yourself so well. I hope that today you have a good day. All the best to you FF, Good days to everyone.
  24. Hello Miss Marcia, Quiet day here today eh? I think your new green face icon is pretty cool. But I wonder... Can you hear me inside that bottle of green dishwashing soap?. Who shrunk you down and put you in there anyways? At least they gave you a peep hole to look out. Oh., I may be wrong about that. Maybe you are on a cruise ship, the waves are high, the ship is pitching and rolling about and you are sick sick sick to your stomach and totally green from nausea and you are looking out the port hole window wondering if it would be better to open it up, wiggle through, drop to the ocean below your window and swim to shore. I think that you better hang on there Marcia, try some gravol or at least Pepto Dismal. I'm sure the weather will change. Your shade of green does remind me of Hulk. But you are totally different than that guy. I don't think you ever fly into a rage with fury enough to turn green. And if you did have a rage attack, you would soon tear your way out of that cotainer with a peep hole that you are trapped within. While you are in there, do you have any idea where the simple story that I started can go and retain any sort of , well, "story line". It takes so long to type. If I could tell you what the story is and you typed it with your condensed and wise short phrases, it would save a lot of typing for me with all the run on sentences I write and can't seem to stop writing them and they go on so long and repeating themselves over and over and I should have a key on my keyboard that says "and" instead of hitting the three keys a n and d everytime. We could do a chapter about the Cook, if that would help entice you. You did say that you like Cooks in stories. We could title the chapter "The Cook and the Door to Door Vegetable Salesman With a Horse and Cart And He maybe Has Parkinsons". You maybe could shorten the chapter heading a bit. Perhaps it should start out with an explanation that He, the vegetable salesman has parkinsons, not that horse named Jake. And the Cook is preparing a hugenourmous banquet that night because the Banker who owns the big Manor House, surrounding Farms and hires all those people, has returned from a big holiday in Europe with his wife after touring Ireland, Great Britian, Isle of Wight, and Spain on the French Riviera. No, he wasn't to France Marcia, "French Riviera" ,is the name of the steamship he sailed home on. Yes, that is confusing. Okay then, Lets call the ship Lollipop then, The Good Ship Lollipop. And as the banquet is wrapping up, The Cook announces that she has been saving her wages, and has purchased the property by paying the unpaid taxes and the near penniless previous owner has returned home to nothing. Well, he can sleep in the goat shed tonite, And the workers are going to reopen the Manor as a Micro Brewery and Dance club with a Boxing gym at the back. Or do you have any other plot line we could use. Have a good day Marcia..
  25. Good Morning everyone, It is a new day, grab onto it and squeeze as much good out of it as you can. Peace, that could be a start to a story. It also could be a jumble of ideas that end up going nowheres. I encourage posters to keep the Hellos and How are you and Whattzzupps coming on the Good Morning Thread. Ella, Me rite book? Ha. not me. I like to project out ideas but that is usually as far as they go. But thank you for the encouragement, That is nice. LAD, if there was anymore cheesecake in the fridge, I would carp diem it again. But it looks like Shreddies today. Oh well. ( sigh) Nashville Predators are doing pretty good against the Ducks of Anaheim. Music City is being renamed by some as Smashville. Ottawa and the Pittsburgh Penguins are having an excellent series as well. You Americans must be very happy to have had Wayne Gretzky and the NHL introduce the worlds best sport, our game of Hockey, to you many years ago now. I better get going, good days to everyone. jb