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Hi Barbara!
I'm another of the ET-widows...I would come home from work and either get told all about what Jerome or Agnes or DoDo were saying or I'd be grunted at while Colman's eyes were glued to the screen!  They're still glued to the screen...but now he actually replies when I post comments...so he might actually be learning to communicate again.  We might try the word 'DOG' today...and 'CAT' tomorrow.

Great posting!  Might see you in Paris??


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

by Sam on Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 07:47:34 AM EST
Hi Sam,

A pleasure to meet you! I think the term "ET widow" sums it up just right. Miguel just confided in me that Colman and him are twin souls... awwww... how sweet... (GRRRRR, arf arf arf!!). He even had the audacity to suggest I start an ET widow club!!! As if he were proud of it somehow!!! (Just wondering what the contents of this club would be, something like:
"Oh, last night I waited for 3.5 hours in bed for X to get off the damn computer and come join me... and when he finally came, the only excuse that he could give me was that he was MAKING A MAP!!!!! How about you?"
"Ah, that's nothing. My toddler was still in the bathtub when I came back from my only night out in a year!"}

It would be great to meet you in France. We might actually go, as by some amazing divine intervention Miguel got a bonus this month (which shows that, against all odds, he has not depleted all his mental powers on this website) :).

"If you cannot say what you have to say in twenty minutes, you should go away and write a book about it." Lord Brabazon

by Barbara on Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 01:43:34 PM EST
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I was cooking dinner for Colman earlier when he told me that you had replied to my comment.  I aske dhim what you said...he growled a bit and said he couldn't remember.
Yes...this could be interesting...
Actually I too am waiting on my pay review.  They split the annual review this year so that you got a performance review first and a pay review 2 to 3 weeks later...1 week gone so far...

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 04:45:34 PM EST
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Cooking dinner only, let me point out, because  I was too ill to do it.

Nice though.

Perhaps you should schedule a widows table at the meet-up?

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 04:54:25 PM EST
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There WILL be a widows table in a minute!!!!!!!

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 05:07:05 PM EST
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A TABLE!!!
by Alexandra in WMass (alexandra_wmass[a|t]yahoo[d|o|t]fr) on Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 05:18:55 PM EST
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Oh...will we need 2 tables?

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 05:20:50 PM EST
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And where will my husband sit?

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 05:33:18 PM EST
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Ah...my apologies for any confusion...we're using 'widow' in a non gender specific fashion.  He'll be most welcome at 'our' table.

; )

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

by Sam on Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 05:42:23 PM EST
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You're too kind, Sam.  Sadly, if we were there (in some pretend reality), he'd probably be sitting at your table with a laptop, playing cards.  We actually email each other more often than I'd care to admit!

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 05:59:38 PM EST
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Izzy, that's a pity.  
Btw...Colman wants to know how long it is to the weekend...???
I think the Guinness and Whiskey is getting to him...

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 06:09:08 PM EST
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Tell him it's almost two full, long, excruciating hours yet!

It ain't the drink, Sam, he's got a cruel streak. ;-)

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 06:14:31 PM EST
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