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BS: My addiction is...

25 Nov 13 - 02:54 PM (#3579080)
Subject: BS: My addiction is...
From: gnu

Nuts. Top of the list, peanuts.

If there are peanuts in the house, the only time I can resist them is when I have eaten them all.

Soooo, new rule. No nuts, except me, allowed in my house. Peanut butter is, of course, allowed as it is as water... required to sustain life itself.


25 Nov 13 - 02:59 PM (#3579083)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Stilly River Sage

Chocolate. I'm somewhat allergic to it so I don't have it in the house now, but when it was here, I kept going back to nibble until it was all gone. :-(

SRS


25 Nov 13 - 04:59 PM (#3579116)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Bill D

Cashews... you may have my peanuts if there are cashews around. If they are "honey-roasted" I hide them from everyone else. Then I eat them while nibbling on dark chocolate... (right now, 72%) I quit eating cashews when my tummy tells me there's danger ahead.

When I don't need anything to eat, I nibble on dark chocolate while sipping Single malt scotch. I'm not sure it qualifies as an 'addiction', as I don't crave it everyday, but it sure is a pleasure.


25 Nov 13 - 05:12 PM (#3579124)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: MGM·Lion

Mudcat


25 Nov 13 - 05:19 PM (#3579128)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Bill D

Ah. Michael.... I didn't bother saying so, as my still being here after 16 years speaks for itself.


25 Nov 13 - 05:20 PM (#3579130)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Bill D

17 years... Nov. of 1996.


25 Nov 13 - 05:23 PM (#3579132)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: GUEST,Eliza

Crumpets dripping with butter. I may as well stick them straight on my bum, as that's where they end up.


25 Nov 13 - 05:28 PM (#3579134)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: MGM·Lion

Oh, don't say that Eliza. What a waste. Why, two crumpets with jam are brought to me for breakfast every day by my darling Emma.

P O P !


25 Nov 13 - 05:35 PM (#3579140)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: GUEST

Reckon Steve would take the job,buttery crumpet applier.


25 Nov 13 - 05:38 PM (#3579141)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: GUEST,Eliza

Well, I'm so old now, oodles of cholesterol and calories can hardly do much to me!


25 Nov 13 - 06:32 PM (#3579160)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Wesley S

Altoids. And coffee. At different times.


25 Nov 13 - 08:04 PM (#3579173)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Joe_F

Adrenalin, generated by fantasies of being rude to people.


25 Nov 13 - 08:26 PM (#3579178)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: gnu

Humour...in all it's forms. Bar none as long as I can walk away from the insane.

Banter. Challenging conversation. Wit... true wit and intelligence that must be promulgated and promoted simply to share the true human exprience.

And peanuts. Fuck I want some peanuts! I am seriously Jonesin fer some goobers, man!


25 Nov 13 - 11:03 PM (#3579192)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: jacqui.c

Crochet.


25 Nov 13 - 11:23 PM (#3579196)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Stilly River Sage

From soup to nuts on this list. :)


26 Nov 13 - 01:36 AM (#3579201)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: GUEST, Ebbie

Not yet an addiction, but it is beginning to worry me: In the last 6/8 months I've gotten into water color painting, alongside sketching (which I have always liked doing). After music, it has become my favorite activity and, truthfully, I have begun to think that I'm developing grandiose illusions of my ability. On the one hand, I recognize clearly that most of my efforts are, at best, mediocre and that only once in awhile do I produce a keeper. When it happens, I am inordinately pleased.

I find myself thinking of getting frames for them and putting them on my walls. Would that be silly? An indication of advanced age's delusions? Would people, including friends, see them and go away, troubled, telling each other, 'Lately, she is really losing it'?

My oldest brother has always jumped on hobby horses and ridden away madly. One after another He has become a bit of a chuckle over the years. It scares me to think that I may be exhibiting some of the same behavior.

sheesh Excuse my insecurities. It must be the kind of day I am having.


26 Nov 13 - 03:52 AM (#3579211)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Dave Hanson

Lagavulin 12 year old cask strength.

Dave H


26 Nov 13 - 04:27 AM (#3579224)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Dave the Gnome

I cannot stop going to medieval recreations and acting like a violent invader. I really love the buffets after as well. As you can tell I am addiction to...


Saxon thugs and sausage rolls

:D tG


26 Nov 13 - 04:29 AM (#3579225)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: David C. Carter

Cheers.


David


26 Nov 13 - 05:11 AM (#3579238)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: MGM·Lion

Eliza: I have always thought that the one essential rule as to what pix one puts on one's walls is nothing but that they must be ones one enjoys looking at regularly. & NOTHING ELSE. It is one of those things in which whatever may be the opinions of others (who don't have to live with them) should have no standing whatever.

So hang your watercolours: & hang what anyone else might say about it!

Luv

~M~


26 Nov 13 - 05:13 AM (#3579239)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: MGM·Lion

Sorry -- I meant Ebbie, of course: don't know why I wrote Eliza. Apologies to both!


26 Nov 13 - 05:33 AM (#3579243)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Firecat

Doctor Who, Horrible Histories, Neopets, Facebook, chocolate and pasta.


26 Nov 13 - 05:47 AM (#3579245)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: GUEST,musket drooling

Fish finger sandwiches with red sauce.

Mrs Musket is a food fascist and tells me she is looking after me so they only enter our kitchen when she is away seeing her mother. Crafty Musket says he can't go with her because of the dog. In actual fact it's the fish fingers sandwiches.



Eliza. We're too straight laced and posh up here to ever contemplate anything as crude as crumpet!

I love smearing butter over hot pikelets though.......


26 Nov 13 - 07:41 AM (#3579271)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: gnu

Ebbie... I am with ~M~. Hang em high!


26 Nov 13 - 10:25 AM (#3579338)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: GUEST,Eliza

Pikelets, schmikelets, Musket. As long as it's dripping with butter, it doesn't much matter! Thank goodness my husband is not a food fascist; he's worse than me for liking his food. But as he was half-starved before he came to UK, and is as fit as a flea and not a bit fat, I'd say his diet here is fine. His current 'addiction' is stollen, being sold on the Christmas shelves at the moment. He can't get enough of it. I haven't the heart to tell him it contains rum.


26 Nov 13 - 10:45 AM (#3579342)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Bill D

Ebbie... remember Grandma Moses! She started painting in her 70s and did quite well.

(well... remember Van Gogh, also...

But the really important thing to remember is my favorite definition of "artist"

An artist is someone who produces a supply, whether or not there is any demand.

My wife, Rita, MUST draw, paint, sketch...etc. She has done it since she was young and has done charcoal, oils, watercolors, pen & ink,...plus printmaking. Now she does pyrography that is then painted on slices of Tagua nuts.
So... succumb to your urges! Paint'em! Juneau has an infinite supply of subjects.


26 Nov 13 - 11:43 AM (#3579354)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Pete Jennings

Ebbie, I get most of my frames from the local charity shop. Some of them need a bit of cleaning and restoration but they're cheap and it's easier than making 'em (which I do as well). The pictures in them go into the bin, sorry, the recycling box.


26 Nov 13 - 03:49 PM (#3579416)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: jacqui.c

Ebbie - I would love to see your work - can you photo them so we can all enjoy them please?


26 Nov 13 - 06:41 PM (#3579447)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: The Sandman

Life.


27 Nov 13 - 06:07 PM (#3579465)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: GUEST

Bill D... "   (well... remember Van Gogh, also...   "

Hahahahahahahahahaaa! BRAVO! Well played! That has to get in the Hall of Fame of jokes.


27 Nov 13 - 07:52 PM (#3579483)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: PHJim

Guitars, banjos, mandolins, even ukuleles.

and coffee, for sure.


27 Nov 13 - 09:18 PM (#3579498)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Rapparee

Books and the reading thereof.


28 Nov 13 - 03:42 AM (#3579536)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity

Music!!

GfS


28 Nov 13 - 07:10 AM (#3579589)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: gnu

GUEST Date: 27 Nov 13 - 06:07 PM was me sans biscuit.


28 Nov 13 - 03:09 PM (#3579703)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Claire M

Hiya,

I'd love to do that DtG. Where are these mediaeval things??.

Hmm; my addiction. Music. Blues particularly. Anything to do w/ sf & f – more the fantasy part. Reading, writing, watching it. I always wanted to live in a hut in a forest somewhere, wanted to be a witch, & had more imaginary friends than I could keep track of.

If there's a book that could double up as a doorstep, w/ a dragon on it somewhere it's likely to be mine. Have box full of earrings w/ weird symbols on, & tend to come out w/ things like "avaunt ye now thou senseless thing" It does worry me, even though it's gone on too long. The Consort supports me as long as he doesn't have to go too, but I really wish I could find others who enjoy this type of thing. Looks like I have now – any rec's for mediaeval fiction ??


28 Nov 13 - 10:08 PM (#3579792)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: GUEST,olddude

fishing
so many fish, so little time ...

I fish therefore I am


29 Nov 13 - 02:59 AM (#3579816)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Ebbie

Thanks for the response about my grandiosity!   I would put them up -with trepidation - but I have never posted anything to Flickr, etc. I'll do some reading...


29 Nov 13 - 06:57 AM (#3579884)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: gnu

I use Flickr. It's the only one I have ever used, mostly because it's simple to use and, of course, I like simple.


30 Nov 13 - 05:06 AM (#3580124)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity

Claire M: "Hmm; my addiction. Music. Blues particularly. Anything to do w/ sf & f – more the fantasy part."

What is "...sf & f – more the fantasy part" ??

GfS


30 Nov 13 - 07:22 AM (#3580164)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: gnu

My guess is sci-fi and fantasy.


30 Nov 13 - 02:19 PM (#3580245)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: frogprince

My addiction is sitting a coule of feet away reading a book just now,


30 Nov 13 - 02:22 PM (#3580247)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: frogprince

A coule is a traditional Iranian unit, just about equal to two.


30 Nov 13 - 03:01 PM (#3580254)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: GUEST,Ed T

In the summer, Margaritas and a good cigar.

This time of year, spiced rum or whisky and egg nog. Its too cold to enjoy cigars, until I take a winter vacation to the Carribean.


30 Nov 13 - 05:24 PM (#3580264)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: GUEST,Eliza

Scene at Crumpets Anonymous:-

Fat lady rises.

"My name is Eliza, and I'm a crumpet (or pikelet) addict. I bought a packet of eight on Friday, and somehow there isn't a single one left. There is also only a tiny bit of butter left in the fridge."
(This is quite true I'm afraid.)

Leader:-
"Take one day at a time, Eliza..."


01 Dec 13 - 01:07 PM (#3580448)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: gnu

"spiced rum or whisky and egg nog" Oh dear. Just what kinda Bluenoser are you? Do the others know about this? >;-)

Spiced? Hmmm... if I hadn't given up hard liquor years ago, I would try it... well, consider trying it. I gave up egg nog too sooooo...


01 Dec 13 - 02:02 PM (#3580464)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: gnu

froggy... "My addiction is sitting a coule of feet away reading a book just now,"

I wasn't gonna post this but, that there made me tear up.


01 Dec 13 - 04:03 PM (#3580493)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Claire M

Hiya,

It is indeed sci-fi & fantasy, gnu!

My main addiction is Steeleye Span – love of SS led to love of all the other stuff I mentioned. It's like I *need* to hear said band. Grew up in awe of Maddy Prior, frightened of her, & perhaps a lil bit in love w/ her – a combination of all 3.

Sadly I think my addiction may have to come to its end soon.


01 Dec 13 - 07:05 PM (#3580539)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Amos

Dark chocolate is definitely a major temptress. The deep-tissue addictions are, of course, air, water, food and reasonable temperatures. Chemically, aside from above, caffeine and nicotine are definite items to be reckoned with. And reckoning with them I am. Slowly but surely.


05 Dec 13 - 12:55 PM (#3581759)
Subject: RE: BS: My addiction is...
From: Claire M

Hiya,

When I see, hear, /dream of anything to do w/ Steeleye, it doesn't matter what else is going on, I feel as if everything will be all right. Finished artwork w/ song lyrics. It is b&w, like the rest of the pix I have up.