To stay on the Forum AND stay healthy(45 posts)
I think that a better idea is to have a stationary bicycle that generates electricity to power the computer. If you don't pedal, you can't web surf. That way you have to be healthy to use it. This would also be good for kids who spend too much time playing video games. :-)
The only thing I know about "white nights" is Alaska and Russia:) Seriously, I'm on vacation. I take every Wimby Fortnight off and as we speak I'm in the middle of the Nadal/Keifer match. No tennis results please!
OH, I see. That sounds like a nice vacation. No danger with results from me. I know nothing about tennis. All I know is that Nadal won at Roland Garros. My sport is biking - especially Tour de France.
Then we're even. I know nothing about biking but Lance Armstrong! Oh, P'cola is in the Central Time Zone, not Eastern Standard. I'm on the Alabama border. (that's how I know all things redneck firsthand:) No offense to anyone!
Scott, just when I think I've seen it all:)
whs, Why Tampa? I'd think Euro's have much more exotic places to go. I'm quite smitten with Prague myself. Never been there and never will, but it looks gorgeous!
I like the idea of the stationary bike that can power the computer.. although I think it should have a connection or battery so you can still surf when you're tired haha
EDIT: seriously.. I would buy one of those! specially cuz im the kind of person that hardly have time for anything while I'm into the university semester.. exercise is not the exception..
techgranny, Prague is hopping and an absolute "must see" place. I went there a lot in the 60's for business and in fact got stuck there in 1968 when the Russians invaded the place. Was stuck in the Hotel Alcron (Shirley Temple was there too and SCARED). But I had been thru the war, so the constant shooting did not affect me too much. Another hopping place is Budapest. Both would not be too far from London to make the detour.
haha i was just in FL for a week down at indian shores not too far from tampa
and relating back to the start of this post they have some of these where my mom works i think that they are optional to have in their offices :)
whs, you've either led the most ridiculously fascinating life or you're just showing off:) I hope you at least got a picture or something with Mrs. Black. She is a treasure!
I think I misrepresented myself. I'm only at the All England Club in spirit. (on tv) Once a year I hold-up in my "woman cave" for the Wimbledon fortnight and if no one has died and nothing is on fire, I'm to be left to my own devices:)
P.S. Now you have me intrigued about Budapest. I don't know much about that city but I'm compelled to learn!
techgranny, I believe my life was interesting - and still is. I spent about 30 years in foreign countries, had to move my household 24 times. If I had to do it again, I would not want to do it any differently. I have some pictures from Prague during the invasion. Have to find them and scan them in. Here is some info about Budapest http://www.hungarytourism.hu/main.php?folderID=853
I've tooled all around the web for all things Budapest. It's very nice but I don't think it holds a candle to Prague. That's just my opinion; something about Prague speaks to me. Would love to see your pictures sometime!
techgranny, just for you I have unpacked my scanner that was ready to be shipped to Brother. It is one of those multifunction (print, scan, copy, fax, tel, etc.) machines and the fax does not work. So it has to go back to them. Well, in any case, I rewired the whole thing. Then I traipsed into the basement to find the shoeboxes with the pictures. A couple of hours later I found a few of the Prague pics which you can see on the link below. On the last picture with the 5 guys I am the second from the right (were we not handsome in 68?).
On Budapest you are probably right when judging from the pictures only. But Budapest is more lively than Prague. The Hungarians are real fun people.
PS. If you click on the pictures in photobucket, they enlarge - you can click twice to get them to max. size.
I don't think this worked for me
because as a couple of people noticed, i was ill the other day, so i certainly did not stay healthy!
lighthouse said he was glad i did not transmit my infection throughout the site via a
Dear whs, Amazing! Not the invasion. Amazing you were there in the middle of history and a dapper group of gentlemen you were:) I sincerely hope you were joking about the unpacking and shoe boxes and whatnot!
techgranny, I was not joking at all. These pictures I had not looked at in years and at first I did not even know where to look for them. There are more, but I would have to do more digging. And the scanner story is true too. I will have to bring it to the dealer tomorrow - after repacking it. Fortunately I still have the original box. So it's easy. Btw, the second gentleman from the right: his name was Kobiakoff (funny that I remember that name after so many years). A Canadian citizen but born in Prague from Russian parents. He spoke Russian and Czech fluently, so he kept us up-to-date what everybody was saying. Information was essential in those days. We were stuck there for 3 days because the Russians had blocked all the bridges over the Moldau river - and those we had to cross to get either to Germany, or to Austria where our office was. I could write a book about it.
whs, I'm really surprised you haven't written a book. You seem to have done everything else and have more material than most authors! You shouldn't have gone to all that trouble just for me, but since you did, can I save your pictures for my personal Prague folder? (it's as close as I'll ever get to Prague and all my pictures are black and white stills.)
techgranny, of course, you can save the pictures. And you really should plan a trip there - Prague, Budapest and Vienna. The capitals of the old Austrian/Hungarian monarchy. A lot of history and culture there. And for accomodations you should stay at the Hotel Alcron in Prague, the Hotel Sacher (yummy Sacher torte) in Vienna and Hotel Gellert in Budapest. All very centrally located and you will not be disappointed - old world charm with modern amenities.
whs and Lighthouse, Thank you and Thank you. You're both very sweet:) Oh, and if you think I'm joking about wanting to be called Oma, I'm not. I've already changed my user name in other places. (can't do it here) It's pithy and easy to type...doesn't get any better than that!
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