Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 27 Jun 2017 12:19

Hawaiian pizza!!

yep, that's the one with the pineapple on it..get over it

Were you aware that then guy who first came up with idea of putting pineapple on pizza just passed away? He was actually from my part of Canada.

No idea what we're having tonight. Wife is in charge of the kitchen today.

Topic Please check your story submissions for double line spacing.
Posted 27 Jun 2017 12:17

Even with the recent updates and improvements to the submission program, I still copy from Word, paste and save to NotePad, then open and paste what has become a plain text file.Paragraph breaks can be lost doing this but the manually inserted replacements seem to work okay.


Actually, Paste from Word seems to be working properly. All of my last four or five stories were submitted that way without incident. But I did used to use your method.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 27 Jun 2017 10:17

My comment was based on my having six hours of meetings yesterday. Unfortunately, not atypical.

My condolences. Mercifully, I rarely have days like that. The odd all-day meeting or back to back meetings, but mostly it's one or two meetings a week, maybe an hour or two each.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 26 Jun 2017 17:46

Who ever thought that actual work can be done in meetings is just plain crazy.

I have mixed feelings about meetings, Reg. I generally hate them and avoid them like the plague, esp. long, large, overstructured ones. OTOH, sometimes it's the only way to get things done in my field. Three or four people sitting around a table hashing out specs for an IT project generally generates better results than doing it over email or repeated phone conversations. Those meetings are generally fairly informal and unstructured though. Had one a week ago and just had a skeleton agenda that fleshed out as we went. Some of my best meetings come from just walking across the hall and chatting with my team (I manage two other employees and have a posting out to hire another).

Rump, I think I'll end my day with another Scotch.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 26 Jun 2017 08:58

Last full day of school for the boys here

Last day of school for mine for good. He writes his last ever high school exam this morning then he's off for the summer. Moves to Ottawa Labour Day weekend for university.

Which I guess calls for a toast of some kind. I'll have jam on mine. laughing6

(That was terrible, wasn't it?)

Pour me a couple fingers of Scotch.

Topic Canada to become the first G7 country to legalize marijuana
Posted 25 Jun 2017 05:17

Let's be clear on the status of this:

Bill C-45, the legislation, is before our House of Commons, which is now in recess for the summer.

They did pass it on second reading before rising, so committee hearings can happen during that recess. Those hearing could result in amendments.

Third and final reading in the House will likely happen in the Fall, depending on the committee report. The Liberals have a large majority so this sucker will pass the House, though they may allow some amendments.

Then comes the Senate.

Same process.

But the Liberals have been trying to "de-politicize" the Senate. One of the outcomes of this is they don't have a formal caucus there while the Conservatives do. The new Conservative leader (and a fair chunk of the party he leads) oppose legalization. They will try to stall or severely amend the Bill in the Senate. And some supposed Liberals might support those amendments since there is no caucus to enforce solidarity with the government. If the latter happens, it will go back to the House which can override the Senate given the size of Trudeau's majority.

But that is going to create serious delays and they may not hit their target date of July 1, 2018. More importantly, the Conservatives are going to try to drag this out until 2019 in hopes of having it die on the order paper before the 2019 federal election. If they win, then they can simply not re-introduce it. Which is more politically palatable than repealing it if they win, which will likely trigger a major s**tstorm.

I think it will still pass in time to avoid the latter, but I agree with those who are urging the government to give some more time because July 1, 2018 is looking rather optimistic unless the Senate rolls over and complacently passes it.

Given that the Senate seriously stalled the much less controversial C-16 to extend human rights protection to cover "gender expression" and "gender identity" (ie. to trans and non-binary genders), I'm not holding my breath for that to happen.

Topic Movie: Blue is the warmest color
Posted 25 Jun 2017 05:05

Not just an honorable mention, it won the big one, the Palme d'Or, for both director and actress (Lea Seydoux). Haven't seen it yet but that's just my general lack of movie-watching time these days. I'm so backlogged I could binge for a month and still not get caught up.

Topic 8 Million Views
Posted 24 Jun 2017 14:15

Many, if I had a dollar for every time someone has viewed one of your stories, I'd be ... retired and writing fulltime myself.

Congrats, Mysteria!

Topic When was the last time you had sex? [BE HONEST]
Posted 24 Jun 2017 14:13

Thursday with a hot young stud. Oral and handjob only but that's more sex than I normally get these days. If I wasn't sure about being bi before, I am quite sure now.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 24 Jun 2017 14:08

Anyone else find it a bit too coincidental that our happy couple happened to both be in the bar at the same time?dontknow

Anyhow, hope folks around here are having a decent to good weekend. Not much happening in my world. We're planning our summer vacation and getting things together for our son's move (which will happen almost immediately after said vacation). Would love to be writing but time is not exactly on my side right now.

Rump, you mentioned something about Jack Daniels upthread? I could handle some of that right now.

Topic The art of the insult
Posted 23 Jun 2017 19:12

Thou art but a foul vapour of diseas'd air that sullies the lungs that breath it

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 23 Jun 2017 13:52

Jen, having lost a couple animal friends myself, including a cat that more or less grew up with me, I know the pain and I'm sorry to hear about Norman. May you and he both find the peace you need.

Topic Thread Temporarily Closed...
Posted 23 Jun 2017 13:49

I'm amazed anyone's eyes even got further than her avatar!

It is ... fascinating ... isn't it?

* eyes slowly move forward in sockets until they nearly fall out *

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 22 Jun 2017 13:45

Scott, I am the internet speaking; you have no life now, this is your life. Don't forget, you're here forever!

Ah, lovely Kiwi lady, but this is not my only port of call on teh intarwebs. I actually admin another board that competes with Lush for my affections. Though Lush does have one thing it doesn't: Hot steamy passionate SEX. In spades. And in clubs. Regaeman Man

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 22 Jun 2017 12:12

I'll take a Hannah, please. No alcohol for me for a bit. Advice to anyone over a certain age, considering getting a shingles vaccination. I now have a case effecting my eye. I had them before but was unaware that it could reoccur. I am just popping in for a bit. I am having to limit things that involve using that eye. The no driving is going to make me quite cross.

Things could always be worse and hopefully with all the meds they have me on my eye will heal without any vision loss.

I will get to everyone's stories eventually, I promise. So many RR stories and now I am missing out on them.

I hope everyone else is doing well and welcome to everyone new to the bar. I would use names but things are a bit blurry to read at the moment.

Happy Summer and summer solstice to everyone.


It was already on my "to-do" list for my annual next week but thanks for the reminder. Get well soon and take care.

Rump, it's mid-afternoon in my neck of the woods. I think a beer with a whiskey chaser is in order.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 21 Jun 2017 19:18

Been trying to stay to focus on life. Didn't work. Lush IS Life.

Now get a beer over here. Got some living to do.

Topic Happy birthday to the one and only Liz!!
Posted 21 Jun 2017 19:15

Happy Birthday!!!!!

May your day be blessed with love, joy, and hot sex. Not necessarily in that order.

Topic Would you help to masturbate your best friend if he/she broke both arms?
Posted 20 Jun 2017 04:09

I'd do it. Even offer to blow him if he wanted it.

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 19 Jun 2017 13:59

Where ze hell ist sprite??

Not here, evidently. Eh?

Topic What did you have for lunch today?
Posted 19 Jun 2017 13:47

Pasta (rotini) salad with broccoli and salad shrimp in it.

Topic Popular US baby & character names
Posted 19 Jun 2017 13:24

The mum always fills out the birth certificate. This is how my middle son came to have two middle names...his father and I couldn't agree and so I went with both while his father was off doing something that was surely Extremely Important.

Pro tip, guys: Pay attention when your wife/baby mama/whatever is filling out the birth certificate.

We had the names all worked out somewhere around the end of the second trimester (wife is hyper-organized and always trying to "get ahead" with her planning). There's an odd "third name" (our son has two official middle names but one is a bit silly) that even we usually ignore and we probably wouldn't use if we had it to do again. His other given names are good and solid, though not common.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 19 Jun 2017 13:18

Anyone else want to lounge on the patio with some tropical drinks while we await the "stupendous announcement" that is suspiciously late in coming? If so, put it on my tab and come out and join me. I'll have a cuba libre myself.

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 19 Jun 2017 10:20

Lush is about to become a cat gif site, isn't it? Where everyone trades, posts and creates trippy cat gifs, and has them say things terribly cute things about cheeseburgers using bad grammar, while looking adorable all the while.

I note that Godzilla, being Godzilla, is just coolly watching the cat do his silly little dance. Clearly, they left out the next frame where the big G fries kitty with a blast of radioactive breath. evil5

Nothing from sprite yet, eh? Figures she'd chicken out.evil4

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 19 Jun 2017 06:00

Come on spill it already. And... it better be good, not like those movie ads that promise awesomeness and don't deliver.

Simply the fact that sprite is involved will make it awesome. She could publish her grocery list and somehow make it awesome.

I have absolutely no idea why I'm sucking up to Rachel today. Maybe one of those weird cat gifs upthread screwed up my brain.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 18 Jun 2017 16:40

There's a contest entry that's shown up on the writer's profile and on the competition list but not on the main page. Anty idea why?

How does "No flipping idea" sound? But here's a hypothesis based on something that happened to me recently. Did they have another story out in the last 24 hours? I know that there's a delay to ensure no one gets on the front page more than once a day but it might still hit their profile and the comp page. I ran into this with The Bride's Awakening (submitted it right after Wedding Night Blues was verified so hit the delay) but don't recall if it was visible on my profile before it hit the front page.

Now, I think it's time to relax so a margarita is in order while I lounge with you on the back porch.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 18 Jun 2017 10:15

A Father's Day whiskey seems in order here, Rump. Maybe a bourbon this time. Neat, as usual.

I am on a writing break. Deleted all my drafts (don't worry, I have ways to get them back) and just letting ideas hang fire for a while. Just can't seem to stay interested in anything right now.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 17 Jun 2017 18:14

This weekend is father's day, I believe? For my friends in America and England? In NZ and maybe Australia, but I may be wrong about Aus, we celebrate father's day in September when it's our spring.

Yep. Father's Day tomorrow. My eighteenth as an actual Dad. We had our celebratory dinner already so hopefully a quiet, normal Sunday.

Rump, how about a cuba libre to finish the day. And put this nice lady's drink on my tab. She just friended me.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 17 Jun 2017 09:50

Well, it is past noon where I am and it's a Saturday afternoon in Canada so that means ... Beer on the Patio!

Pint Drunk

Topic Favourite Manchester Band
Posted 17 Jun 2017 09:47

I was going to say Oasis but finding out that the Hollies came from Manchester may force me to revise that.

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 17 Jun 2017 09:45

It's actually not a GIF. All perceived animation happens in your head alone.

I kind of thought that but wasn't sure. Regardless, I now blame it for the migraine I have today. sad1

OK, not really, but it sounds good. glasses8