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Judi's avatar

Askvillans?

Asked by Judi (39826points) August 14th, 2008

Have you weaned yourself off askville completely yet and moved over to the fluther side completely or do you still check in now and again?

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tabbycat's avatar

I still check in now and then, but I seem to have lost my enthusiasm for Askville. It’s a shame. I really like the Askville format better, but it now seems moribund.

I do notice that some of the best answers at Fluther come from Askvillians.

hammer43's avatar

I keep getting pulled in with pms my friends there are working hard to make it fun again, but I’m a keeper on this site and facebook it is more fun thank av

mamasu's avatar

I’ve popped over about 4 times for a couple minutes each. I really would like to finish an answer to one question. Other than that, I don’t even have the desire to lurk.

I think the atmosphere of fluther is so much nicer. There is a quick and easy exchange of ideas and interaction.

The people I have encountered have been incredible here. What I’m finding is that this is the kind of site I was looking for when I started up with Askville. I feel like I found my home.

Now, if only real life would afford me more time to play on the computer so I can really get my hands dirty here. LOL.

In all seriousness, I think this is the ideal for my likes and personality. Now that I’ve found it, the notion of going back to Askville is a little like going the idea of going back to flank steak after discovering filet mignon.

Mr_M's avatar

I certainly am weaned off Askville! Geesh! When someone invites me to their “dinner party”, then suddenly one day tells me that I won’t be welcomed for a week, when they re-institute their invite then they MUST be told what they can do with it. Frankly, I can’t understand why ANY of the 16 would go back. Hasn’t AV humiliated us enough? My daughter uses AV and asked me why I was suspended! Everyone from AV that I want to reach me can.

Anyway, can someone tell me what happens to the appeals that I don’t respond to (assuming I have any)?

marinelife's avatar

You may all be amazed to learn that there were a lot of great answers on Fluther long before Askvillians joined us. Also, perhaps it’s me, but it seems somewhat rude to spend time talking about another site while on this one.

augustlan's avatar

We do however, appreciate being called filet mignon ;)

Skyrail's avatar

I agree with Marina, the people from Askville certainly have brought a wealth of knowledge into the collective. But…

mamasu's avatar

I think that’s fair. Everyone here has been more than patient with us. I for one am grateful. True, I came from Askville, but the end result is discovering Fluther. Askville business needs to stay on Askville and those of us who have chosen to opt for the filet mignon need to stop talking about the flank steak. ;~)

paulc's avatar

Marina is right and wrong. Right in that there were great questions and answers long before this supposed Askville defection (this is the first I’ve heard of it). Wrong in the sense that this isn’t the place to discuss another site – I think this is a valid question (though the question itself could be more descriptive, I digress) even though I’ve never been to Askville even once.

arnbev959's avatar

Thanks Marina. It’s great that you guys have found yourself a home here on Fluther, and it’s a shame what happened to you at Askville, but really. Move on. If you’re both a Flutherite and an Askvillian, fine, but don’t mix the two up. I’ve heard enough about Askville.

Judi's avatar

Sorry if I offended anyone with the question, but I also feel that the format lends itself to ignore a discussion one may find offensive. I haven’t been here that long and I really wanted to know what my friends from askville are feeling. If you are tired of it, I won’t be offended at all if you ignore the question.

Skyrail's avatar

Does anybody mind me asking what happened at Askville seeing as I’d never heard of the place previously anyway, infact I’ve barely ever looked for Q&A sites to be honest. ‘tis nice to expand the diversity of fluther even further though :)

kevbo's avatar

What precipitated the migration? I’m morbidly curious now.

generalspecific's avatar

Yeah, am I missing something?

jrpowell's avatar

I don’t mind the conversations about askville. That is weird since everything usually pisses me off.

A question like, “Why doesn’t askville have a iPhone version?” Will probably make me punch myself in the dick.

A question everyday isn’t a big deal. Anymore then that is going to be irritating.

Carla's avatar

@ John…Why doesn’t Askville have a iPhone version?

waiting patiently to see what John does

Judi's avatar

As far as I understand, a few trolls got loose at askville and started picking fights. Some long time askvillers punched back and they all got suspended for a week and told that they only had one last strike left. They waited to long to do anything about it all got out of control. Some of the great longtime askvillers moved over here, and some of us sometimes askvillers came to visit. I for one like the format here much better. I had stopped answering questions over there and just posting to discussion boards a long time ago. I checked back at askville today and just decided I really didn’t need to go back. I like it here better, so far at least. I feel a little beat up on for asking an innocent question.

marissa's avatar

I just received word that johnpowell was taken to the hospital for some self inflicted injury, he’ll be fine, just out of commission for a few days and he keeps asking for more ice.

Judi's avatar

lol marissa!

jrpowell's avatar

OK.. I did it. I was sitting on my chair. It hurt, but not really bad. I hit myself as hard as I could from that angle. Getting hit in the testicles hurts much more.

I am not joking. I’m that stupid.

Carla's avatar

Thanks John! I’m sitting in an office giggling like an idiot. 4 people think I’ve lost my mind. Thanks for the laugh.

mamasu's avatar

Kevbo and Skyrail, to answer your question, some of us stood up to a bully and to the establishment that was unwilling to act. We wanted the standard of community and integrity to remain high. The POB weren’t as concerned and told us to make the place better. We did what we could, sometimes sinking to levels of squabbling that were less than productive. A week ago, the POB got off their keisters, swung the pendulum to the opposite extreme and implemented a retroactive zero tolerance policy for some of us and gave us the boot for a week and 2 strikes out of 4 (lifetime ban at 4). Blah Blah Blah. Yadda Yadda yadda. Marissa invited us to come check out Fluther. The gang here went way beyond the call to make us feel welcome, and voila. You all have a bunch of new faces who just happened to also belong to another site at one time.

Now, somebody go get some ice for JohnPowell and a “How to Avoid Testicular Damage for Dummies” book

cak's avatar

I’m on both. I like both, I am answering more on fluther, though.

I am answering more of fluther, though.

kevbo's avatar

@jp, The only question remains… will you yield in time?

cak's avatar

kevbo…yeeeeeouch!

kevbo's avatar

@mamasu, Wow. Sounds like there’s some boneheads over there. Thanks for filling us in.

@judi, you too!

mamasu's avatar

@kevbo, like I said. Flank steak compared to Filet. I only wish I had realized what I was missing. I popped in here a few months ago and real life hit hard at that time. I had forgotten about Fluther. I’m glad to rediscover it. Of course, life is doing that thing again, so I’m not able to get on as much as I would like. I’ll ride the wave and keep coming back.

marinelife's avatar

@judi Please don’t take my comment personally. Your question was the proverbial straw for me after days of Askville this and Askville that.

Your answers and participation are great. I am glad that you are here and that everyone new is here. It was my personal kvetch about “all right, already, you’re here, so be here.

Judi's avatar

I won’t take it personally. I came later and less often so I was not in on the initial discussions.

McBean's avatar

I am back to Askville every day for about a minute. I like fluther as a new home. I check out two DBs that have nothing to do with anything (rhyming DBs) and that’s about it. I think this is my home now.

hammer43's avatar

I just love the talk here everyone is more than willing to share what they want here and everyone is welcome I love this place and I will not leave.

breedmitch's avatar

Poor Ryan’s penis….
@Marina: This growth has been benign compared with some we’ve faced. I kind of feel like we’ve stolen the cream of the crop from another great site.
It seems like Andrew and Ben really want this to work, so as a present to our Fluther gods, who have given us so much, I will overlook the many Askville references, and be as welcoming as I can.
There are however a few other new members I could do without, however.

Mr_M's avatar

As a former Asviller, I say LET’S MINGLE!!! Anyone want to make out?

Mr_M's avatar

Don’t all answer at once! :)

McBean's avatar

Uh…sure Mr_M…just let me find my chapstick.

Judi's avatar

You crack me up funny monkey!

hammer43's avatar

mr m you are my buddy and all but I don’t want to make out sorry lol

Mr_M's avatar

Thanks, Hammer, considering you’re MALE!!

McBean's avatar

Well, it was sort of an open question…

Mr_M's avatar

Since you put it that way, I’m GLAD making out was the ONLY thing I asked for!

hammer43's avatar

thanks mcbean that was what I was thinking lol sorry mr. m I was just having fun with you lol

waterbearer's avatar

I’m just starting to figure out Fluther. I “joined” awhile back, but I was accessing it at work and I think our filters were not letting the page come up right….it was just a bunch of lines of ext and the avatars. Today is my first day AT HOME and the site came up like it is SUPPOSED TO and wow!! I feel like such a dumass.
Unfortunately, if I can’t get on at work (you know, at lunch-teehee), then I won’t be able to get on too often.

McBean's avatar

waterbearer: It’s simple! Askville during lunch, Fluther before dinner, Facebook before bed. :-)

Glad you’re here.

cyndyh's avatar

Hi, folks. I’m bran-spankin’-new here. I’ve been meaning to check this out. I think I’ll still be on and off askville depending on the topics and discussions at any given time.

McBean's avatar

Welcome, cyndyh! Don’t forget to join the Askvillers on Facebook, too.

cyndyh's avatar

@McBean, I’ll probably have a look over there, too. Thanks for the welcome! Cheers!

BluRhino's avatar

Ok, so this is my first day here; and, yes, I came from “over there”, largely to follow my friends to new and greener troll-less (I hope) fields…Did someone mention Filet?..M, maybe someday we’ll be able to tell them about that hot tub party…

cyndyh's avatar

@BluRhino: Ummmm, hot tub party? What did I miss?

Judi's avatar

I heard that Blue Rinos LOVE hot tubs!

cyndyh's avatar

Are they blue because they’re cold and in need of hot tubs?

BluRhino's avatar

ONce upon a time in the sunny land of AV, (this was BT – before trolls) there was much singing an partying and famous hot tub parties that lasted for days. Mr_M was at the top of his game, to say the least. A real rave, that one. And yes, Blurhinos LOVE hot tubs, the bigger the better! ;)

Carla's avatar

Hot tubs and tequila?

BluRhino's avatar

I like the way you think! Come on in, the waters fine!

Carla's avatar

I say we meet between the Middle and Southern,

hammer43's avatar

I want in the hot tub

Carla's avatar

You’ll have to fly in hammer.

BluRhino's avatar

So where would that be; Quarter-fornia? Is there a swimming pool or something around we could boil?

Carla's avatar

I’m sure after the tequila we won’t really care that much. LOL!

hammer43's avatar

you warm weather people have all the fun

cyndyh's avatar

I guess I wasn’t there soon enough to be in on the hot tub talk. I do remember some rather fun talks that went from “whining” to “wine drinking”. These were when we were ignoring the troll.

hammer43's avatar

cyndyh, you are never too late for the hot tub talk or anything else you just have to type and I’m sure carla or who ever will write back

cyndyh's avatar

well, scoot over a little so I can sit down, too.

BluRhino's avatar

Ok; just to keep everything in line, we must remember the original post here, so I will address the Q; Yes, I still check in once in awhile, but more rarely. ( this prevents this thread from taking the AV tangent)

Now, we can discuss what will be in the floating bar in the tub, and who will be the bartender. I seem to recall Vacation Boy and Larrsenbaldo as able in that category, as Im sure you all are. We will need some noshes, too.

Carla's avatar

Hammer can bring nachos and cyndyh can bring Italian wedding soup. I have the tequila :0)

BluRhino's avatar

Cool; what’s your favorite these days?

Carla's avatar

I’ve been trying Partida Reposado, it’s quite good.
http://www.partidatequila.com/

hammer43's avatar

alright let’s get this party started and with the nachos I’ll bring the cheese

cyndyh's avatar

@carla: Cool. I went shopping today and I’m finally making the first batch of that tomorrow. You folks can help me compare and contrast recipes. :^>

I like reposados the best, but I’ve not yet tried that brand. Maybe I should. huh?

Judi's avatar

I think I have a pa system, anyone got any good music?

cyndyh's avatar

Oh, yeah, you betcha. What do you like?

Mr_M's avatar

I can bring my accordion and play a rendition of Kung Foo Fighting that will bring TEARS to your eyes!

Judi's avatar

OK mr M, You’re on!

Mr_M's avatar

“Everybody was Kung Foo Fightin’”

“Oooh!”

“Their fists were fast as lightnin’”

“Aaah!”

Mr_M's avatar

BTW, the thought occurs to me…I’ve seen people leave AV and ask to have their accounts removed. We’re always told it can’t be done. Yet they certainly can suspend 17 people at a time. Why can’t they “suspend” (but use a different avatar that reads, maybe “Left AV”) the individual when one wants to be removed?

hammer43's avatar

makes you wonder what happens when you are banned?

cyndyh's avatar

@Mr_M: is this the case with you? I know I haven’t seen you there lately. I missed a lot of what was going on until after-the-fact.

McBean's avatar

Hey, is anyone still in the hottub? <holding the limes and salt>

cyndyh's avatar

Absolute!

cyndyh's avatar

Oops. I guess there was too much tequila because I was thinking about the vodka when I was trying to write “Absolutely”. Umm sorry about that

McBean's avatar

Hahaa, cyndyh! Perhaps I should bring the green olives or orange juice, instead?

cyndyh's avatar

Or maybe just Goose and the shot glasses. :^>

hammer43's avatar

alright here is the nachos and melted cheese can I get one of those drinks

cyndyh's avatar

Absolut-ely!

McBean's avatar

Hammer, I made you this special chili-cheese dip, that way you can dip as you go and don’t have to worry about the whole tray of nachos sliding into the tub.

cyndyh, I’ll have my Grey Goose a little dirty and cut with saki. It’s a sakitini! The tastiest thing ever! Oh, and 2 olives, please.

Judi's avatar

I hope someone is having this party up north because it’s way to hot in Bakersfield

BluRhino's avatar

Ok I gotta chill out and cool off with you guys, I’m getting killed over on the drunk driver thread…(pun intended) Hey, here’s an idea for you vodka swillers…. plus a lot of other cool goodies on here too. I’ll be jumpin in when I get off work (whenever that is..) Cannonnbaaaallll!!

http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1326

hammer43's avatar

nice shooters I need to get me some of them

hammer43's avatar

thanks mc bean that will work

hammer43's avatar

thanks mcbean that will work

hammer43's avatar

cyndyh, thanks for the drink you must be the bartender lol

McBean's avatar

Judi, et.al., come on down to San Diego. There’s a nice ocean breeze. And there’s still an hour and a half before sunset. I have plenty of towels and snacks.

Carla's avatar

@Mr)_M I’m impressed I had no idea you were so talented. I thought all you talent was in your lips. :P

Looks like we need a bigger hot tub.

@hammer can you please pass some of McBean’s dip.

@Cyndyh It’s a bit pricey, but it is worth it if you really like tequila. It is a perfect sipping tequila.

McBean's avatar

@Carla…Mr_M has talented lips???

Carla's avatar

With all the making out he does, there can be no question that his lips must be talented.

hammer43's avatar

sure you can have a little but not too much carla lol

Carla's avatar

Okay, I’ll remember this when it’s Super Bowl Sunday. <:0)

hammer43's avatar

woe woe woe wait a min. buddy, here you go have all you want…

cyndyh's avatar

@McBean: I love Goose just straight, chilled, and sippable.
@Judi: I’m in Seattle is that north enough for ya?
@BluRhino: We just ordered three of those. What a great idea!
@hammer: You’re welcome. I’ll play bartender any time you want.
@Carla: I love sipping quality drinks. I like tequilas and vodkas. I’m not much for rum, gin, bourbon, etc. I do like a quality Irish whiskey on occasion. I think the last one that really wowed me was “red breast”? It was yummy and very sippable.

autumn43's avatar

Can I just say that Blu always had us in stitches with his advertisements of things – and they were always things we wanted to buy! I miss that Blu!

autumn43's avatar

And this will be my first ‘00’ on fluther!

Party on people! :0)

cyndyh's avatar

Party on, Autumn. :^>

Mr_M's avatar

@autumn, how do you know the number?

cyndyh's avatar

I don’t get it.

autumn43's avatar

Mr_M – It said ‘98’ responses by Judi’s name next to the question. So, I couldn’t resist!

BluRhino's avatar

So who’s got water wings on, who needs a floatie mattress (besides M), who’s fully dressed and who’s not? What’s yer favorite water toy? (keep an eye on M, now) Mind no splashing in the drinks!

autumn43's avatar

Hi Blu! I need floaties on my arms because I’m not such a great swimmer. But then it will be hard to drink my drink, so I’ll need an extra long straw! And I definitely have a bathing suit on! LOL!

cyndyh's avatar

I have a swimsuit on and a wrap when I’m out making drinks. My favorite water toy is my fella. :^>

On the ‘00’ thing. I get it now. Sorry.

autumn43's avatar

Nothing to be sorry about! :0)

hammer43's avatar

I have swimming trunks on and I don’t have a floatie so where’s my drink?

cyndyh's avatar

Have some nachos, and I’ll make you another one. :^>

autumn43's avatar

Hi hammer and cyndy!

Hammer? Does your bear have floaties and swim trunks on?

BluRhino's avatar

Well, I will be happy to make an island for strolling on; ( just dont sit on the horn, unless thats your thing; just give me some warning)..I’m sure somebody can walk on the water, ( the waiter?wader? ) or we have inflatable toast mattresses…

autumn43's avatar

Inflatable toast mattresses, huh? I’m waiting for a picture. I’m sure there are some that would like some bacon and egg mattresses with the toast ones. And mimosas! Wait. What time is it?

Waiter! :0)

BluRhino's avatar

I have ordered several; I understand they come equipped as shown…

http://www.mcphee.com/resources/april08/toastmattress.html

McBean's avatar

Hey, maybe we can get autumn one of those cyclists canteens. You know, the ones that they strap to their bodies and the straw wraps up and around their neck to rest next to their mouths? That way she can use her floaties AND drink away!

cyndyh's avatar

Hi, Autumn! We can fill your camelback with whatever beverage you’d like.

Judi's avatar

Man, I leave for an afternoon and I have a back yard full of people partying in my hot tub! Party on!

autumn43's avatar

We didn’t think you’d mind, Judi! Thanks! The water is nice.

Blu – I knew you wouldn’t disappoint! You can have my accessory though…

McBean – what a great idea!

cyndy – I am officially on vacation – I’ll take pinot grigio in my camelback! (only equivalent of four glasses though!) :0)

Mr_M's avatar

In Askville, some people volunteered to remove their tops in the tub (Well, actually one or two).

Mr_M's avatar

Well, maybe they didn’t actually “volunteer” in the literal sense of the word.

Carla's avatar

My top is already off as you can see by my avatar Mr_M

Mr_M's avatar

Then YOU come into the hot tub!

hammer43's avatar

yes yes carla I can see your top is off now can you do me a little favor?

autumn43's avatar

Um, hammer? I love you to pieces…but you are going to need to change out of your jammies if you are trying to pick Carla up in the hot tub….Heehee!

autumn43's avatar

—or maybe not—

Mr_M's avatar

With Carla? He should put on some barbed wire!

Judi's avatar

Hey, can anybody find the hose? Some Rhino just did a cannonball and now half the water is gone!

hammer43's avatar

lol autumn and mr, m you all are just too funny, I was just going to ask carla to face me while we were talking lol

hammer43's avatar

wow judi I thought you had a big hot tub ok ok ok ok I’ll get the hose

cyndyh's avatar

@Mr M: You mean we should take our hats off?

Mr_M's avatar

Er, cindyh, I don’t think this hot tub is for you. Go to the one labeled “Sesame Street”.

cyndyh's avatar

Hey, I’m making the drinks, buddy, so you just be nice.

Mr_M's avatar

But you’re making Bosco. I rest my case!

cyndyh's avatar

I don’t even know what Bosco is. The last thing I made was a margarita. I’m not sure about you. You’re ok with a Rhino doing cannonballs, but you want to chase away the bartender? What gives?

autumn43's avatar

Hey bartender!! Hi cyndy! I’m ready for a refill of my camelpack. (McBean – you’re a genius!)

Haha! Bosco is chocolate milk syrup, I think. You could add some vokda and call it a chocolate cosmopolitan!

BluRhino's avatar

Mmmmm…Bosco and Malto-meal! That takes me waaaaaay back.

cyndyh's avatar

Yeoh. I can do without the bosco, then. If I want chocolate I’ll melt the real thing.

@Autumn: Here’s your camelback ready for the rough and tumble world of hottubbing. :^>

@Blu: I still like Malt-O Meal. I haven’t had in a year or so, but yum.

Carla's avatar

Mr_M, if you want tops to start coming off you better let the bartender stay, so she can ply all the women with booze. BTW, very funny about the barbed wire, but hammer is just fine inhis jammies, I like docile.

Cyndyh, I’ll take a Bosco Chocolate Martini please. :)
http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/2204142/ChocolateMartini-main_Full.jpg

cyndyh's avatar

If you insist, but maybe I should make you a Godiva Chocolate Martini as well so you can drink them side by side to compare. It might help Mr. M’s agenda, too. :^>

hammer43's avatar

yes cyndyh I’ll have one of those godiva chcolate martini please and carla how about turning around so we can talk face to face…...

McBean's avatar

Dang it! I missed all the action!

cyndyh's avatar

Here you go, Hammer. McBean, it’s still happening. Hop in the tub. What’ll you have to drink?

McBean's avatar

Have any margaritas left?

cyndyh's avatar

Sure.No problem. Salt?

hammer43's avatar

ok I’m home from work and I’m ready to party who wants to dance with me in the hot tub? Ok no volunteers well who wants to have a drink with me? What kind of music are we listening to?

cyndyh's avatar

We’re having Margaritas the last time I checked and we’re listening to Calexico right now.

BluRhino's avatar

If I was still a drinking rhino I would join you for sure- a 64 oz G&T, or a half-gallon martini (full jar of olives) would do it. Some days just leave me feeling that way. But those days are over for me, so I’ll be content to slip QUIETLY into the tub ( no cannonballs) an enjoy maybe some techno-trance-meditation kinda music. Or better yet, some ‘Nam era oldies.

hammer43's avatar

that is good to know from the both of you so tell me….what is the gest of the conversation about?

BluRhino's avatar

We have snacks, tasty drinks (ice water w/lemon 4 moi ) soothing bubbly hot water, and good music.. converse about anything you want, I’m going to slide over and check out Carlas’ ink…

Mr_M's avatar

Now this is MY kind of party! OK! Who’s bikini top is this??

McBean's avatar

I thought that was yours. Didn’t you come in with it?

autumn43's avatar

Haha! Early partiers? or still up from last night?

Anyway, off for vacation! Have a great week! Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do! (and remember, I’m not really a bunny!) :0)

cyndyh's avatar

@Mr M: Damn, I guess that’s mine. What was that about telling me the string made the blender work. It did not! Oh, wait. Is this why bartenders aren’t supposed to drink on the job?

hammer43's avatar

nice to see you on here cyndyh, what kind of special drink are you going to make me today?

cyndyh's avatar

A vodka mojito. It’s a nice twist, not quite as sweet as the rum version.

hammer43's avatar

thankyou cyndyh that went down smooth

McBean's avatar

cyndyh: You have to watch that Mr_M. He’s tricky.

Hammer: Here’s some salsa for those nachos.

hammer43's avatar

thanks mcbean, you are a sweetie just watch carla or she will eat it all lol

McBean's avatar

Hey, are we ready to get out yet? I’m turning into a prune.

Does anyone have any lotion?

Carla's avatar

@ hammer that’s not true. Your the one that doesn’t share.

@ McBean the cabana boy has the lotion. http://www.nehandaradio.com/zimbabwe/health/hand_body_lotion.jpg

@BluRhino are you enjoying the art work?

@cyndyh OOOhhh! Mojito yummy.

hammer43's avatar

shhhhh!!! carla that is suppose to be between you and I, I don’t want mcbean to think any different of me lol

cyndyh's avatar

@Carla: Is this about hammer not sharing the cabana boy again?
@hammer: It looks like your secret’s out. :^>
@McBean: Yes, I know Mr. M is tricky. He’s also crafty. He was voted Most Likely to Make Out.
@Blu: Do you turn purple when the hottub warms up?

Mr_M's avatar

I’ll say one thing, cindyh…at least I know why your avatar is oranges. Nice, round oranges!

Carla's avatar

@cyndyh ROFLMAO regarding hammer and Blu
@ Mr_M Stop squeezing the oranges. ;p

Mr_M's avatar

I’ll resist the temptation to insert a “banana” joke at this point. Maybe later.

cyndyh's avatar

Mr. M! Behave yourself a little. :^>

Carla, I was wondering if we could use Blu’s color to tell when the hot tub is ready or too hot.

BluRhino's avatar

Not so much purple, ( thats when its colder) but more of a red…But I can stay in a hot tub almost indefinitely, even if I’m alone..but if there is something happening, I might not ever get out. ( with the obvious exceptions)...I am a beast, but not crazy…or is it the other way around??? Hey what are we listening to anyway?
@ Carla, dont take this the wrong way, but if you sit up here on my lap, I can see better; you know how bad a rhino’s sight is…

Mr_M's avatar

She’ll probably sit on your horn (for more reasons than one!)

BluRhino's avatar

S’ok, I’m amenable…and its a party, what the hey…

cyndyh's avatar

We’re listening to Aerosmith’s blues album Honkin’ on Bobo. Definitely some party tunes.

Carla's avatar

Waiting patiently for banana joke.

The horn on the face hmmmm. Interesting propositon

hammer43's avatar

wow carla you truely amaze me I though the horn was over the top and you just keep going with the punches lol

cyndyh's avatar

…or at least the poking and prodding. :^>

Mr_M's avatar

hammer, you thought THAT was over the top? For me??? Pfft! Wait! It gets better!!! :)

BluRhino's avatar

I hear ya, we are being Soooo polite here, Its like we’re just guests and on our “good ” behavior. They ain’t seen nothin’ yet. (‘cept some of our old friends, who are conspicuously absent…????)

BluRhino's avatar

BTW, Carla; that’s TWO horns there..just the tip of the ‘ol iceberg…

cyndyh's avatar

Ok, if Carla’s into using both horns I don’t wanna see that happening in the hot tub.

BluRhino's avatar

I wonder just WHAT is on your mind, cyndyh! This is a party! we’re just havin a little fun, groovin to the music —whatever it is now, I wonder—and lettin the mind games go and the inhibitions relax for a minute…and somewhere it is written..“What happens in the tub, stays in the tub”...

cyndyh's avatar

What I’m worried about is what would stay in the tub if she were using both of those horns.

McBean's avatar

That is why we add chlorine, cyndyh!

cyndyh's avatar

I don’t think that’s enough to cut it. Yikes. I’ll just stay off to the side making the drinks for a while.

hammer43's avatar

I’m with you cyndyh I don’t want anything on me unless I’m having fun myself so I’ll be by the bar out of the hot tub

Judi's avatar

Gee, I think that’s the first time I’ve ever heard Aerosmith on the accordion. Mr_M you do a great rendition!

Mr_M's avatar

Thanks Judi. Let’s make out!

Carla's avatar

Sheesh! At least now we know how to clear out the hot tub Blu.

McBean's avatar

<elbowing in> Mr_M, you can’t make out with Judi while you’re wearing my top! Oh, wait…Carla, is that your top?

cyndyh's avatar

You guys know I live by the bartender code. I’ll just make the drinks. It takes a lot to get you cut off as long as I’m sure no one’s driving. No judgments from me toward you, I just don’t want to swim in it. Mojito, anyone?

BluRhino's avatar

What ever it takes to do some serious unbending here; I get the feeling like we all (ok some of us) have been/still are ” confined” in many ways; liberation through any means ! Unconditional partying is my motto; anything that leads to unconditional acceptance and love is for me. Lets bring the world together one tub at a time! (Just imagine you’re at Burning Man)...ok im sitting down now

McBean's avatar

Hey, Blu dude… I love you, man. <sniff>

BluRhino's avatar

LOL; hope I didn’t spill anyone’s drink while I was jumping up and down ranting; I know they are needed…someone put on some Reggae…

cyndyh's avatar

I love you guys. I just…just… you know… love you guys.

See, you said “burning man”. I get it. :^>

Marley, by special request, coming up.

cyndyh's avatar

Don’t worry
about a thing…

McBean's avatar

cyndyh…do you have any red, red wine?

cyndyh's avatar

I do at that. Both UB40 and Tom Jones. I’m assuming you want the UB40?

BluRhino's avatar

Love that version..but in the end, a sad tune…how ‘bout ‘Lively up yourself’?

cyndyh's avatar

… and don’t be no drag…

hammer43's avatar

I love you guys now where’s my drink…...hickup…..hickup…..I’m no square I just don’t want to go into the hot tub….what ever you want to do buddies is great by me you can be as free as you want that’s cool with me I’ll just sit in a chair by the bartender it’s cool…it’s cool…hickup…hickup…where’s my drink?

Mr_M's avatar

Is “burning man” something you use antibiotic cream for?

BluRhino's avatar

Akshully, M, Burning Man is the time you can employ almost any kind of cream you can think of..

Judi's avatar

Anybody have a goodd headache cure?

Mr_M's avatar

Making out!!!

Judi's avatar

You are too naughty you bad monkey!

cyndyh's avatar

Hey, hammer. Let’s play shot-chess while everyone discusses ointment.

Judi, are you going to spank the naughty monkey?

Um, shot-chess. Yeah, that’s what I’m doing between making drinks and putting the tunes on. Shot-chess sounds like fun.

Judi's avatar

@cyndyh We need to find some single diva to do that job, My husband frowns on me delivering punishment to anyone else

McBean's avatar

Well, I’d volunteer…but isn’t ‘spanking the monkey’ a man’s job?

cyndyh's avatar

Usually, yes, but I don’t think that’s what that particular monkey would go for.

McBean's avatar

Good point, cyndyh.

Well, we can engage in a group effort. Pass the monkey, or something like that. I can’t imagine he’d complain then.

MarshallO's avatar

@ all of you who are complaining about others talking about Askville: if you didn’t want to be around people talking about Askville, then why did you jump into a Question clearly labeled “Askvillans”?

I left Askville to get AWAY from complaining and bitching, not to jump into another site where the same thing goes on!

I’ve got a terrible feeling that I’m not going to be much happier here on Fluther, so I’m signing-off.

I may or may not see you again. . . .

hammer43's avatar

hey cyndyh I’ll play your game soounds fun I’ll start off with about three to four shots

MarshallO's avatar

Being ignored is also the sign of a great website!

BluRhino's avatar

Pass the Monkey; Toss the monkey, ( I know he’ll LOVE that!) Lets see if I can catch him on a horn…WHosoever is complaining; OUT of the tub! No, belay that..come here… into the middle and get a gi-normous {{{{{{{{{{{{{{hug!!!}}}}}}}}}}}} from everyone… mind, dont crush the monkey, I know he’s in there..check your wallets

BluRhino's avatar

Rrrrrrrrrrrtt! I am taking off the Reggae….. (moans)... temporarily, to put on the Chambers Brothers “Love Peace and Happiness”...I know you remember it…

cyndyh's avatar

@McBean and BluRhino: Did you have a barrel of monkeys as a kid? We could all link arms and see how many of us could hang off the rhino horn into the hottub. I’m sure we could make a game out of it.

@Mr M: You may want to weigh in when we’re all discussing what’s to be done with naughty monkeys. What say you, sir?

@hammer: No. No. No. :^> Shot chess is played like regular chess except all the pieces have a shot in them. When you take an opponent’s piece you drink the shot that’s in that piece. It’s a self-correcting system. You take a piece and have an advantage until the shot takes hold. So, in a way, your opponent gains an advantage when you take a piece. I do suggest something not too harsh to begin with. Yikes!

@MarshallO: Welcome! We’re in the middle of a long wild party. So far I’ve been bartending and we’ve taken turns with the music. What can I get you?

cyndyh's avatar

@Judi: Did we all get too naughty for you?

Mr_M's avatar

@cyndyh: do anything you want. Just don’t hurt me! The safe word is “What the #$%^ do you think you’re doing? That HURTS! That HURTS!

@MarshallO: better to be ignored then told “Screw You”!?

hammer43's avatar

@cyndyh, are you trying to torture me? I suck big time in chess and you would win, I would be completely sober no buzz at all and you would be teasing me and having all the fun now if you want to play chess shots and I have a bottle by me while we play….and everytime you take a piece from me we have a drink then I say let’s have at it lol.

hammer43's avatar

marshallo would you like something to drink or eat?

McBean's avatar

In Australia, when they play shot chess and someone says, “Check, mate.” That means they’re done for the night, right?

hammer43's avatar

@mcbean, sorry my friend you will have to wait for someone else to answer that I don’t know at all

McBean's avatar

Hammer, imagine them saying it in an Australian accent…

Just a silly, rhetorical question. Doesn’t need a real answer. :-)

hammer43's avatar

oh ok I see what you are saying now lol see this is way I need it to be 10pm aready so I don’t have my work brain going lol I’m thinking too much I need a break I need a drink bartender where are you where are you I need a drink

McBean's avatar

It’s Friday, Hammer…Just hang in there a little while longer!

Here, you can have the rest of my martini smoothie for lunch.

cyndyh's avatar

@Mr M: We won’t hurt the nice monkey. No we won’t. :^>

@hammer: You see, you’d also get to learn to play better. After I took a few pieces I’d be talking all over the place and helping you out. “Argh! I can’t believe I just did that. I didn’t mean to give you my queen.” You can drink on the side if you want, but I can’t imagine you’d actually feel a wanting to once we got going. In the meantime, how about something with rum and berries?

hammer43's avatar

@thanks mcbean I’ll take the rest of your martini smoothie sounds good…

@cyndyh that sounds good to me I’ll let you drink a little oh I mean play for a little while and this should be fun

cyndyh's avatar

See now you’re making it fun for all of us. :^>

Judi's avatar

@cyndyh;
My husband saw the wild party and yanked me away! He’s pulling me away to vegas for the weekend. I think he thinks this party is to wild even for Vegas!

hammer43's avatar

very funny lol lol lol

cyndyh's avatar

I had a music-filled festival weekend. It was wonderful and I’m chilling with some new CDs.

hammer43's avatar

@cyndyh, that is nice to hear what kind of cds do you have?

cyndyh's avatar

When I wrote that I was listening to Matt Jorgensen + 451. They’re one of the local bands I saw this past weekend. With the better-known bands, I know I can get their music afterward. If I find something I really like locally and I’m not sure when I’ll be able to get ahold of their stuff again, I try to get it right away at the festival. I just love hearing some nice saxophone, and the rest of the band was pretty good, too. :^>

Another local group I really liked was Lushy. You just get the feeling you’re on a beach in a 60s or 70s spy movie when you listen to them.

I’m still waiting on a few things I have on my wish list -The Black Keys, Band of Horses, Nick Vigarino, and especially Tim Finn.

I’m just not going to come down from this for quite some time. :^>

hammer43's avatar

wow soons like you really love music, thanks for sharing @cyndyh.

autumn43's avatar

Hi Hammer! How are you? Still adorable I see! (did you know I collect teddy bears?)

Hope you day is going great!

hammer43's avatar

hey autumn how are you doing? I wrote you a private note about teddy bears, nice to see you on here.

cyndyh's avatar

Thanks, hammer. I do love music. My old town never had anything like this, and it’s hard to express how much I appreciate it to people who grew up with this sort of thing as commonplace.

@Judi: How was Vegas?

Judi's avatar

We waited to late in the day and the weather got bad. we were flying in a small plane and a storm started brewing so we opted to skip it. We are going this weekend though. I think were going to get to see Cher.

autumn43's avatar

Oh cool! I love Cher! I always wanted to see her in Las Vegas. I did go to see her about 6 years ago in Boston on her “Farewell Tour” and she puts on a great show. I bet Vegas is much better, though! Have a great time Judi!

cyndyh's avatar

I wanna hear about that when you get back. :^>

Judi's avatar

We told our friends that live there that we are leaving tomorrow morning even if we have to drive. The weather sounds good but it’s supposed to be 102 naad the ride might get bumpy in the plane. I have a dentist appt at 8:30 so we can’t leave before the heat hits.

autumn43's avatar

Have a great time, Judi!

BookReader's avatar

…duh? in the most respectful way…

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