• you can get anything you want

    From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nancy Backus on Sun May 3 21:24:13 2020
    Hey Nancy!

    Although the below quote is from a previous message that I missed when replying to it, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to test Little Mikey's Brain to see if anything funky is still happening on the 'local' loop (Net153). The tagline seems to be working fine.

    What did you use for the Leap Day toast, then....?

    Leftover Aberlour 12yo from 2020-01-01. It was good but a tad too expensive even on sale ... which it was.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts of note:
    2020-11-05 is 186 days from now and falls on a Thursday.
    2021-01-01 is 243 days from now and falls on a Friday.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Mon May 18 18:20:44 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 12-May-2020 03:55 <=-

    Fewer extra mouths with social distancing...??

    Not really since the so-called lockdown happened after 2020-02-29.
    Just about everyone and their dog were still in denial at that time.

    Oh, right...

    Or just more careful rationing due to the priciness of the
    bottle....

    Usually January to August are slow times around here when it comes to drinking. This year I bought the bottle for 2020-01-01 after
    Christmas so it had a much better chance of going the distance.
    However once we decided there would be a special cybertoast for leap
    years then the rationing thing kicked in.

    OK... :)

    I imagine I'll end up replicating this idea for the 2024 season and
    make whatever last for both the 2024-01-01 and the 2024-02-29 celebrations, perhaps beyond to 2024-11-05 if the brand is right, say "Battle of the Glen" or the more local "Shelter Point Single Malt
    Whisky".

    Expensive enough spreads one should meter them out... ;)

    I may up trying the "Shelter Point Single Malt Whisky" for the
    2020-11-05 cybertoast but we'll see in roughly 177 days.

    Depending on availability, eh...? Start saving your money now...? ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... Data, data everywhere, and not a byte to eat.

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Tue May 19 03:28:20 2020
    Hallo Nancy!

    Expensive enough spreads one should meter them out... ;)

    For sure. Too bad I can't get the neighbours to agree, although they never impacted the Aberlour that much. I am guessing because I bought it just prior to New Years which is not normal operating procedures with me. As a rule I use the rationed part of the bottle I buy before Christmas for 2021-01-01 and therefor there wouldn't be anything left for 2020-02-29.

    Depending on availability, eh...? Start saving your money now..

    Sounds like a plan.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 170 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 227 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Thu May 7 01:26:12 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 03-May-2020 21:24 <=-

    Although the below quote is from a previous message that I missed when replying to it, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to test
    Little Mikey's Brain to see if anything funky is still happening on
    the 'local' loop (Net153). The tagline seems to be working fine.

    Seems to be... and how is the test working...?

    What did you use for the Leap Day toast, then....?

    Leftover Aberlour 12yo from 2020-01-01. It was good but a tad too expensive even on sale ... which it was.

    Oh, right... so you used the expensive stuff for two toasts... ;)
    That's an economical way to go... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nancy Backus on Thu May 7 04:07:09 2020
    Hey Nancy!

    Seems to be... and how is the test working...?

    I am still working out a few details as we speak. Nothing to be alarmed about ... yet. :::evil grin:::

    Oh, right... so you used the expensive stuff for two toasts... ;)
    That's an economical way to go... ;)

    Actually a few nontoasts in between but it did last longer than it usually does around here.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts of note:
    2020-11-05 is 182 days from now and falls on a Thursday.
    2021-01-01 is 239 days from now and falls on a Friday.
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    * Origin: Little Mikey's Brain - Ladysmith BC, Canada (1:153/7001)
  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Mon May 11 22:35:08 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 07-May-2020 04:07 <=-

    Seems to be... and how is the test working...?

    I am still working out a few details as we speak. Nothing to be
    alarmed about ... yet. :::evil grin:::

    I'm just not going to worry about it... <G>

    Oh, right... so you used the expensive stuff for two toasts... ;)
    That's an economical way to go... ;)

    Actually a few nontoasts in between but it did last longer than it
    usually does around here.

    Fewer extra mouths with social distancing...?? Or just more careful
    rationing due to the priciness of the bottle....? ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... People say I'm apathetic, but I don't care!

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Tue May 12 03:55:13 2020
    Hallo Nancy!

    I'm just not going to worry about it

    Probably a good idea.

    Fewer extra mouths with social distancing...??

    Not really since the so-called lockdown happened after 2020-02-29. Just about everyone and their dog were still in denial at that time.

    Or just more careful rationing due to the priciness of the
    bottle....

    Usually January to August are slow times around here when it comes to drinking. This year I bought the bottle for 2020-01-01 after Christmas so it had a much better chance of going the distance. However once we decided there would be a special cybertoast for leap years then the rationing thing kicked in. I imagine I'll end up replicating this idea for the 2024 season and make whatever last for both the 2024-01-01 and the 2024-02-29 celebrations, perhaps beyond to 2024-11-05 if the brand is right, say "Battle of the Glen" or the more local "Shelter Point Single Malt Whisky". I may up trying the "Shelter Point Single Malt Whisky" for the 2020-11-05 cybertoast but we'll see in roughly 177 days.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 177 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 234 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Tue May 26 19:18:44 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 19-May-2020 03:28 <=-

    Expensive enough spreads one should meter them out... ;)

    For sure. Too bad I can't get the neighbours to agree, although they never impacted the Aberlour that much. I am guessing because I bought
    it just prior to New Years which is not normal operating procedures
    with me. As a rule I use the rationed part of the bottle I buy before Christmas for 2021-01-01 and therefore there wouldn't be anything left
    for 2020-02-29.

    That sounds plausible... Although, I think you meant 2020-01-01, not
    2021... ;)

    Depending on availability, eh...? Start saving your money now...

    Sounds like a plan.

    That way you can afford to treat yourself... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Wed May 27 15:14:59 2020
    Hallo Nancy!

    I think you meant 2020-01-01, not 2021... ;)

    Yes I did. Thank you. I tend to think about ones to come rather than those that have gone by so 2021-01-01 might be dependant on 2020-12-25 but maybe not this year as it might turn out to leftover from 2020-11-05. I've noticed that less and less of what I have onboard seems to be going a longer distance as time goes by. I think this is a good thing. :::patent pending:::

    That way you can afford to treat yourself... :)

    I am sure I can never truly afford it but what the heck.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 162 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 219 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
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    * Origin: Little Mikey's EuroPoint - Ladysmith BC, Canada (2:280/464.113)
  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Thu Jun 4 19:17:48 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 27-May-2020 15:14 <=-

    I think you meant 2020-01-01, not 2021... ;)

    Yes I did. Thank you. I tend to think about ones to come rather than those that have gone by so 2021-01-01 might be dependant on 2020-12-25
    but maybe not this year as it might turn out to be leftover from 2020-11-05.

    Especially should you splurge for 11-05.... ;)

    I've noticed that less and less of what I have onboard seems to be
    going a longer distance as time goes by. I think this is a good thing.
    :::patent pending:::

    Learning a bit of restraint probably is a good thing... ;)

    That way you can afford to treat yourself... :)

    I am sure I can never truly afford it but what the heck.

    Splurge on the good stuff, and then show restraint in the consumption thereof... ;) That works... <G>

    ttyl neb

    ... Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Sat Jun 6 00:34:15 2020
    Hallo Nancy!

    Especially should you splurge for 11-05.... ;)

    Too far away to start planning now. Anything particular you have to suggest? I am open to ideas as long as I can get it locally. Offhand I'd love to try "Battle of the Glen - 15 Year Old" which cannot be had locally but can be ordered online for 130.43 CAD as it sits today. Maybe that fits in with;

    Splurge on the good stuff, and then show restraint in the
    consumption thereof... ;) That works... <G>

    Definetly something to ponder. At the moment I have far too much other things that are competing for my attention ... and dollars that I don't have. :-/

    We'll see.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 152 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 209 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Mon Jun 8 19:50:24 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 06-Jun-2020 00:34 <=-

    Especially should you splurge for 11-05.... ;)

    Too far away to start planning now. Anything particular you have to suggest? I am open to ideas as long as I can get it locally. Offhand
    I'd love to try "Battle of the Glen - 15 Year Old" which cannot be had locally but can be ordered online for 130.43 CAD as it sits today.

    You've mentioned that one before.... one of these days you really should
    try it.... and hope that it meets or exceeds your expectations...
    especially at that price.... ;)

    Maybe that fits in with;
    Splurge on the good stuff, and then show restraint in the
    consumption thereof... ;) That works... <G>

    Definetly something to ponder. At the moment I have far too much
    other things that are competing for my attention ... and dollars that
    I don't have. :-/
    We'll see.

    Balancing the competing interests can be a fine trick... :) Start
    saving now, at least a little at a time.... ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... Strangely strange but oddly normal.

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Tue Jun 9 02:35:30 2020
    Hallo Nancy!

    one of these days you really should try it.... and hope that it
    meets or exceeds your expectations... especially at that price

    I think I might just do this as curiousity is getting the better of me. At the given price, plus shipping, taxes etc. it *better* exceed my expectations. Also rationing it would be a good idea. Also, also I will make a point of it lasting to at least 2021-01-01 if indeed it turns out to be worthy. Anyhow I do like the name and the story behind it.

    Balancing the competing interests can be a fine trick

    In my case it will be magic if I pull it off and manage to survive until at least 2021-01-01. Do you think I might be asking for too much?

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 149 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 206 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Thu Jun 11 20:00:04 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 09-Jun-2020 02:35 <=-

    one of these days you really should try it.... and hope that it
    meets or exceeds your expectations... especially at that price

    I think I might just do this as curiousity is getting the better of
    me. At the given price, plus shipping, taxes etc. it *better* exceed
    my expectations. Also rationing it would be a good idea.

    And if it is as good as you hope, I'm sure I'll be quite properly
    jealous, and sorry that our toasts do indeed need to be cyber and not in person.... ;)

    Also, also I will make a point of it lasting to at least 2021-01-01
    if indeed it turns out to be worthy. Anyhow I do like the name and
    the story behind it.

    Yes, it does sound intriguing... :)

    Balancing the competing interests can be a fine trick

    In my case it will be magic if I pull it off and manage to survive
    until at least 2021-01-01. Do you think I might be asking for too
    much?

    Into each life some magic must fall.....?? ;) One can always hope.. ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... And he disappeared in a puff of logic.

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Fri Jun 12 22:49:34 2020
    Hallo Nancy!

    And if it is as good as you hope, I'm sure I'll be quite
    properly jealous,

    That has never been the objective but be prepared to be jealous since I went ahead and ordered it.

    and sorry that our toasts do indeed need to be cyber and not in
    person.... ;)

    Me too but maybe someday although lately I have serious doubts all things considered.

    Into each life some magic must fall.....??

    Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 146 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 203 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Tue Jun 16 17:05:44 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 12-Jun-2020 22:49 <=-

    And if it is as good as you hope, I'm sure I'll be quite
    properly jealous,

    That has never been the objective but be prepared to be jealous since
    I went ahead and ordered it.

    Ok... the die is cast... ;)

    and sorry that our toasts do indeed need to be cyber and not in
    person.... ;)

    Me too but maybe someday although lately I have serious doubts all
    things considered.

    One never knows.... I now have another friend living in your neck of the woods.... If she doesn't get back to Rochester any time soon, I might eventually figure out a way to go visit her... not this year, though, obviously.....

    Into each life some magic must fall.....??

    Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Very good.... ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... Taglines are like cats. You just think they're yours.

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Thu Jun 18 05:53:50 2020
    Hallo Nancy!

    Ok... the die is cast... ;)

    It hasn't arrived yet but I got confirmation that it is on it's way.

    One never knows.... I now have another friend living in your
    neck of the woods....

    Interesting. It is certainly a beautiful place no matter what season but the rain does get to people in the winter.

    I might eventually figure out a way to go visit her... not this
    year, though, obviously.....

    You will be welcome I am sure. This year does look like a washout and the border is still closed until the middle of July for sure, according to the powers that be. After that we'll see but I am not betting the farm on it opening at all this summer. I noticed the farmer's market on the highway not too far from here is now open. :-)

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 140 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 197 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Mon Jun 22 18:54:14 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 18-Jun-2020 05:53 <=-

    One never knows.... I now have another friend living in your
    neck of the woods....

    Interesting. It is certainly a beautiful place no matter what season
    but the rain does get to people in the winter.

    Her family is all in the Vancouver area, and she's lately been staying part-time with a friend in Duncan... :)

    I might eventually figure out a way to go visit her... not this
    year, though, obviously.....

    You will be welcome I am sure. This year does look like a washout and
    the border is still closed until the middle of July for sure,
    according to the powers that be. After that we'll see but I am not betting the farm on it opening at all this summer.

    It will all depend on what sorts of abundance of caution get exercised,
    as things progress.... My brother has been able to cross the border, but
    then he's considered an essential international worker, being as he
    works on AM radio towers, needed for communications...

    I noticed the
    farmer's market on the highway not too far from here is now open. :-)

    That's a good thing... Apparently our Public Market stayed open
    throughout, although I've not been there for years... :) It is getting
    into the season for more farm goods, though... :)

    ttyl neb

    ... Behind every good computer - is a jumble of cables!

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Wed Jun 24 22:13:24 2020
    Hallo Nancy!

    Her family is all in the Vancouver area, and she's lately been
    staying part-time with a friend in Duncan... :)

    That isn't too far from here. It's on the Island so that saves having to catch a ferry.

    It will all depend on what sorts of abundance of caution get
    exercised

    Things are loosening up lately and they are now promoting travel within the country. The border between our countries are still closed other than for essential workers/services/trade. The last I heard it could open up around July 15th so Americans will have to celebrate this July Fourth without drunken Canadians dancing on table tops with no pants on. Oh the humanity.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 134 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 191 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Tue Jun 30 23:04:28 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 24-Jun-2020 22:13 <=-

    It will all depend on what sorts of abundance of caution get
    exercised

    Things are loosening up lately and they are now promoting travel
    within the country.

    That at least is progress... :)

    The border between our countries are still closed
    other than for essential workers/services/trade. The last I heard it could open up around July 15th

    We shall see if that actually happens, or if it gets put off to later...
    Just as well I don't need to pick up my son at the Montreal Airport this year.... ;)

    so Americans will have to celebrate
    this July Fourth without drunken Canadians dancing on table tops with
    no pants on. Oh the humanity.

    Such a shame.... ;) Happy Canada Day (tomorrow as I write this)...!

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Thu Jul 2 17:16:36 2020
    Hallo Nancy!

    Just as well I don't need to pick up my son at the Montreal
    Airport this year.... ;)

    I heard yesterday that the border could stay closed for nonessential travel for another year.

    Happy Canada Day (tomorrow as I write this)...!

    That was yesterday (as I reply to thus). I celebrated by buying an extra large Dark Roast from the Tim Horton's drive through. How about you?

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 126 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 183 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Fri Jul 10 00:25:08 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 02-Jul-2020 17:16 <=-

    Just as well I don't need to pick up my son at the Montreal
    Airport this year.... ;)

    I heard yesterday that the border could stay closed for nonessential travel for another year.

    That could be a bummer... but not that out of reason to do, I suppose...

    Happy Canada Day (tomorrow as I write this)...!

    That was yesterday (as I reply to thus). I celebrated by buying an
    extra large Dark Roast from the Tim Horton's drive through. How about you?

    We didn't celebrate either, particularly... but there were a lot of
    fireworks (legal, semi-legal and illegal) going off in our neighborhood
    all day and into the night of the 4th... noisy, and some rather
    pretty....

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Sun Jul 12 21:58:30 2020
    Hallo Nancy!

    That could be a bummer... but not that out of reason to do

    That is the word thus far. So far the border is still closed and given that the numbers are getting worse on that side of the fence it surprises nobody on this side of the fence.

    there were a lot of fireworks (legal, semi-legal and illegal)
    going off in our neighborhood all day and into the night of the
    4th... noisy, and some rather pretty....

    Very quiet here on both the 1st and 4th as far as fireworks and/or fireworks were concerned.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 116 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 173 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Wed Aug 5 23:32:12 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 12-Jul-2020 21:58 <=-

    That could be a bummer... but not that out of reason to do

    That is the word thus far. So far the border is still closed and
    given that the numbers are getting worse on that side of the fence it surprises nobody on this side of the fence.

    I'll admit our overall numbers, particularly on your side of the
    continent are pretty bad... Here in NYS, though, our numbers are pretty
    good and getting better..... :)

    there were a lot of fireworks (legal, semi-legal and illegal)
    going off in our neighborhood all day and into the night of the
    4th... noisy, and some rather pretty....

    Very quiet here on both the 1st and 4th as far as fireworks and/or fireworks were concerned.

    We still are getting the occasional burst thereof....

    ttyl neb

    ... If I were here more often, I wouldn't be gone so much.

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001.2989 to Nancy Backus on Thu Aug 6 13:54:51 2020
    Hey Nancy!

    I'll admit our overall numbers, particularly on your side of
    the continent are pretty bad...

    Could be. As far as this part of the Island I still haven't heard of one confirmed case. :::knock on wood:::

    Same with everyone I've talked to although there was one neighbour who was self isolating just in case he had it, which it turned out he didn't. That was back in March-ish.

    Still very quiet in this neck of the woods ... errrrr ... a little too quiet?

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts of note:
    2020-11-05 is 91 days from now and falls on a Thursday.
    2021-01-01 is 148 days from now and falls on a Friday.
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