so, what's this folder for? Off-topic stuff? Here's one:
My alma mater (Missouri) beat Nebraska (gasp)...at home, for the first time since I witnessed it in 1973. Mizzou-Rah!...and Auburn and Wisconsin won, too.
I thought it was for fireplaces.
lol! I dunno...Hearth would be good for an IPKE. Everyone gathers at the hearth. If you got one, and it's cold.
"...my home is going to sell within 30 days for a whole bunch over our asking price" (thats somewhere between asking price and fantasy island)
You don't scare me
I have an African Grey
Gather at the hearth wi' your Guinness/crab/asparagus soup...and a pint of....Guinness!
"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."
So, you cookin then.
mmmmmmmmm for some crab!
Reality check.....30 days is up.Le Sigh
Boy, that soup sounds good! Very hearth-like!
"Our whole American way of life is a great war of ideas, and librarians are the arms dealers selling weapons to both sides."-James Quinn
Yes the Hearth is the House Chat version of Ipke The shed The tavern and The Gazebo. So lets all gather round the hearth while we wait for our subscriptions to IH!
Very cool, I mean warm.
So, this is where we start political arguments that have nothing to do with houses?
<duckin' and runnin' -g!>
"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job." - G.B. Shaw
I believe what you meant to say is Political discussions...
Oh yeah, that's the ticket!
Poliltics? ack!Food? YesWord games? Sure
Are we burning real wood or gas logs? Wait, nevermind that leads to politics.
I am getting chilly, so warm up the hearth, please.
But the word Hearth has such a gentle, homey, relaxing sound to it, I don't think we have to worry too much about hot topics here.
Eroomgardener, Zone 6 or 7 depending.
I like the snap crackle pop.
But hubby is a pyro, he can't just let that fire alone, stoke, stoke, stoke.
Our hearth needs some mascots. After all, the Woodshed Tavern has RonT permanently passed out under the table next to the ladies room. So, I think we need to have a pair of hearth dawgs. Nothing more homey than a couple of relaxed (non-allergenic) hounds sighing heavily and staring hypnotically into the fire, to put people at ease.
Anyone want to suggest the configuration and names, and possibly the biogs, of a couple of hearth dawg mascots?
Oh, and I'm warming up some spiced cider. Anyone else? Or any other liquid cyber treats I can whip up here to warm anyone up?
Edited 10/23/2003 4:22:30 PM ET by Theodora
I'd love a cider. Thanks! No ideas on mascots, though I think they should be able to curtsey.
You mean like the bears in the paintings? The ones that are dancing around the fire in the woods?
This jobless recovery has done more to promote the consumption of exquisite chocolate than the finest chocolatier. Cost be damned.
Thanksgiving - a holiday for side dishes.
No, no....no mascots.
We can't ever change..mascots are too permanent. Seasonal Hearth, ya gotta have it seasonal.
We can't have a parrot, he would roast.Dawgs are good...on a rug next to the fireplace. Pine cones in a basket.
Hot buttered rum...that's me, yeah.
Can't we have seasonal mascots. It's fall going into winter. I'm think a nice toasty bear (skin rug) would work for me.
And I've never had hot buttered rum. I have had killer Gluehwein in Germany tho and I like nice warm mulled cider.
Now we need something to nosch on. Hmmm, well since the fire is going we could do s'mores.
Can't we have seasonal mascots
That sound fun.
Dont' get me started on bassets though.
Can I have a springer? they are nice and fuzzy and fetch the firewood too.
Did I mention mine could dance?
Lovely inspired selection of mascots here. And Plantlust can lie on these in front of the fire!
Gosh, I love the rugs at this Web site. Look at the wildflowers!
And to think I'd never have found it unless I were googling basset hound pics. Thanks Tish.
Edited 10/23/2003 6:47:11 PM ET by Theodora
A real dog would be cheaper...lol..
Springer. That's the same general type as Irish Setter, except for color. With all the other animals setting bad examples around here, the springer will end up eating all the chocolate, stealing the gumbo off the stove, making a mad dash for the loaf of french bread and while heading out the door look back at us and say, "Nyah, nyah, nyah...cha. Need a beer?"
Springers do spring, yes mam. One of my Springer's name was, Coors. True story.
The parrot is the one that says, "Want some beer?"
How about a HearthCat? Rudy Bob (orange tabby, neutered, and mine) will take care of food spills, stray bugs, and help with the crossword puzzles.
Love all your hearth ideas but ya'll are making me break out in a sweat! As it is about 92 here, I guess that I'll just have to turn the AC as cold as it will go so that I can join you.
Dang I am gonna hate Houston weather...
I think we should have a Bassett Hound. Call her Angela.
If a woman is to have a well-kept home, she must have power tools and a tool shed to call her own.
Just glad the cider I spilled was not actually aflame!
Okay, mascots can be seasonally appropriate. We have Angela, for sure. Don't let her hog the rug.
Anyone else like their libation aflame?
(Pardon me, I was forced to read Hemingway for bookclub tonight, and it's all about the rum for me, right now.)
You forgot religion and sex.
I am at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table - Rodney Dangerfield