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Night Owls: Part Two-whit, Two-woo

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FannyCornforth Tue 12-Jan-21 19:25:32

Hello Everyone smile
New thread here.
Thank you all so very much for your company on the first thread.
I'm looking forward to our half asleep, woozy 2am chats moonbrew

nadateturbe Mon 25-Jan-21 02:35:43

Not the best joke Rufus sorry. I felt a bit like Alice in Vicar of Dibley with that one.
Our snow has gone sadly. We rarely get snow here.

FannyCornforth Mon 25-Jan-21 02:35:58

Hello nadateturbe
So you are moving house!
Are they looking at yours, or are you viewing one?
One of my favourite old films (in fact, probably the favourite) was on yesterday but I missed it. The Lady-killers. I love it's atmosphere.

I've just had the most incredibly odd dream about David Bowie. He was dying in my dream and I was carrying him.
I've never really thought much about Bowie in the past, but since his death and ever more recently, he's taken on some sort of deeper meaning for me. It's all very strange.

FannyCornforth Mon 25-Jan-21 02:37:43

Nicely put! Frankly, it was a rubbish joke wasn't it.

nadateturbe Mon 25-Jan-21 02:56:24

Hello FannyCornforth it was a little bit rubbishy 😊. I must get my husbands opinion.
Are we moving? Good question. We are looking for a house with a downstairs loo and another room or conservatory. Or a bungalow. I have nowhere to paint. But every time we view, we come home and think how nuch nicer and well maintained our own house is and perhaps we should extend. I think it will be a very slow process.

FannyCornforth Mon 25-Jan-21 03:03:16

Oh wow! Your 'moving house' post could have been written be me.
We've only ever lived here together. I was in a rush to buy a house, and what we should have done is buy a slightly larger house in the first place.
Like you, I would love a conservatory and an extra bedroom. (It's only a two bedroom).
But our garden is amazing and has a fabulous view. I've also got the living room just as I want it.
I know that moving would be just too much hassle to be honest!
I'm very interested that you paint. What type of paintings do you do if you don't mind me asking?

nadateturbe Mon 25-Jan-21 03:11:17

Forgot to say I googled Ladykillers as I couldn't remember it and yes it was an enjoyable film although not a favourite but I discovered the Coen Brothers did a remake of the original which I would like to see. I like Coen films.
Strange dream indeed. The fifth anniversary of D Bowies death was two weeks ago so his music has been played a lot recently.
I think I might try to sleep now. The moon is shining brightly into the bedroom. Nice.

nadateturbe Mon 25-Jan-21 03:26:45

I'm a very slow poster! I was just going to add I would love a house with your back garden view. I would not^ move if I were you. We have three bedrooms but one is my husbands quitar and desk room.
I use acrylics and I like painting most subjects but not flowers. I have been learning for three years. Another slow process.
Hopefully going to sleep now. Goodnight FC

FannyCornforth Mon 25-Jan-21 03:31:48

Thank you for saying that about my house. We all need to appreciate what we have don't we.
Good night and God bless moon

Rufus2 Mon 25-Jan-21 05:22:04

Gosh - I've never heard a joke analysed to that extent. I eithe find them funny or not
* GrannyRose* Don't worry! They're retired school teachers so it's still in their DNA to mark anyone down who tells a joke in class. tchhmm
I had a similar discussion some time ago over a very talented young lady boogie-woogie jazz pianist
Instead of letting the music wash over them they did a demolition job on her technique.
Reminds me of Eng. Lit. teachers at school who told us to "analyze" various chunks of Shakespeare.
That killed my interest and it took years to repair the damage! sad
Note how nobody is coming up with "acceptable" jokes!/
Stand by for more. Greatnan left an enormous legacy of all types. tchgrin

FannyCornforth Mon 25-Jan-21 05:25:05

Hello Rufus!
(I'm not retired by the way).
Are you going to have a bash at my 'guess who my A level English teacher was' quiz?

FannyCornforth Mon 25-Jan-21 05:26:56

Oh, am I supposed to be providing jokes aswell? confused
I thought that that was your role?
Soup and jokes? smile

Kim19 Mon 25-Jan-21 05:28:54

There was a fairy. Her name was Nuff. Fair enough?

FannyCornforth Mon 25-Jan-21 05:31:19

Re your boogie woogie friend:
'Writing about music is like dancing about architecture'
A quote attributed to the great Declan MacManus, but I think that it predated him.
I actually thought that it was Groucho Marx.
(That's a good comedy Irish name Grouch O'Marks smile )

FannyCornforth Mon 25-Jan-21 05:33:15

Ok, here's mine:
Q: 'What is the most common owl in the British isles?'

Rufus2 Mon 25-Jan-21 05:57:25

I notice that Rufus hasn't tried to guess - I do wonder sometimes if he actually reads the comments.
It seems unanimous that Joke A was superior. More pleaseRufus - I won't Report you
Fanny I also do wonder sometimes if you're trying to be provocative. Of course I read the comments and some of them end up in my little black book.
Not sure what I'm supposed to be guessing.
Your Eng. lit. teacher could have been Ernie Wise as you write like what he wrote!
As for your name, I can't get past Fanny Cradock famous for her "Uppers and Downers", but now deceased!
She was the subject of amusing cameos by the likes of Benny Hill and the two Ronnies! tchgrin
Perhaps your day will come and you'll have everything!

FannyCornforth Mon 25-Jan-21 06:04:55

Why are you being so horrid Rufus?
You sound very bitter indeed.
What's wrong with how I write?
And why are you having a pop at my name?
And what do you mean - 'one day I'll have everything'?
Are you feeling ok?

Rufus2 Mon 25-Jan-21 06:22:03

What is the most common owl in the British isles?'

Sorry! I have to pounce again! You're dropping your "aitches", just like Eliza D. Not a good recommendation for your A-Level teacher! tchhmm
The most common howl these days, I'm glad to say would be coming from Liverpool FC supporters!
Nice try!
Btw; who's pinched our special Smileys?

Kim19 Mon 25-Jan-21 06:29:29

Hi Rufus! What's on the menu today?

Rufus2 Mon 25-Jan-21 07:42:26

Hi Rufus! What's on the menu today
Humble pie. Hold the soup! sad
Fanny I'm terribly sorry I've upset you! I thought we were engaged in an intelligent bantering session which I welcome for helping to churn the grey cells, but I realise this is not for everyone. Sorry! sad
Now I think it's time for me to abandon my perch on yonder bough.
I'm OK thank you despite our current heatwave and I hope you are keeping well wherever you are living.
As a fond farewell I'd like to leave you with this little parable which you've all seen before!

Once upon a time there was a nonconforming sparrow who decided not to fly south for the winter.
However, the weather turned so cold that he reluctantly started to fly south. In a short time ice began to form on his wings and he fell to earth in a barnyard, almost frozen. A cow passed by and crapped on the little sparrow. The sparrow thought it was the end. But, the manure warmed him up and defrosted his wings. Warm and happy, able to breathe, he started to sing. Just then a large cat came by and hearing the chirping, investigated the sounds.
The cat cleared away the manure, found the chirping bird and promptly ate him.
The moral of the story:
1. Everyone who shits on you is not necessarily your enemy.
2. Everyone who gets you out of the shit is not necessarily your friend.
3. And, if you're warm and happy in a pile of shit, keep your mouth shut.

Good Health wine wine wine

Kim19 Mon 25-Jan-21 08:41:27

Ouch! Hope your leave of us is very temporary. You make me smile. Thanks for that.

lemsip Mon 25-Jan-21 14:20:29

is this thread developing into a joke thread.? hope not.

your garden sounds amazing Fanny. It so nice to be able to walk out into a spacious garden, I always appreciate being able to do this. weather being dry of course!

FannyCornforth Mon 25-Jan-21 14:36:46

Thank you lemsip
No, no it isn't becoming a joke thread (in any sense, I hope!)

Mollygo Mon 25-Jan-21 14:37:02

No Lemsip I’m sure it isn’t really, but when you can’t sleep, there’s no telling what pops into your mind-and before you know it, it’s on the thread!🤣🤣

Nana3 Mon 25-Jan-21 23:40:03

Mollygo Too true, no telling what pops into your mind awake or asleep.
Hoping for a better sleep tonight, had weird dreams last night.
Going to read for a bit now.
Best wishes everyone moon

Mistymoocake Tue 26-Jan-21 00:07:11

Hi all. Went to bed early and awake now keep getting heart burn great all day then evening comes and there it is