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Title: JTL
Post by: Darryl on August 20, 2013, 01:02:43 pm
Anyone heard from JTL? Just wondering if she's having problems accessing the site. I think her comments add an interesting perspective to the forum. I don't have an email for her, so am unable to check.  :-\
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Britta on August 20, 2013, 03:53:53 pm
Well, neither do I but the new forum has the same address as the old one so anybody klicking his or her old link is bound to land on the intro page.
 
Duncan, perhaps you should set up a message on the "home" page that all previous users have to re-register with the new forum. I initially was also unsure if this was only a new optical appearance or an entirely new forum and tried to log in with my previous details.
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: admin on August 20, 2013, 09:10:31 pm
Done that - and it is now the only news item at teh top of the page. TVM
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: JTL on August 21, 2013, 12:17:01 am
Hi!  I am here!  No problem logging in.  I was waiting to have something "worth saying".  :-)
Incidentally I have been baking cakes, growing apples, and going fishing etc.  I have caught Copper Redhorse, Roach, Coho Salmon, Yellow Perch, Fallfish, Bluegill.....
 8) 8) 8)

JTL
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Gene on August 21, 2013, 02:50:43 am
JTL:

You have some mysterious apples. I always thought that apples grew only in cold climates. As a matter of fact, here in warm Southern California, apples only grow in some of our high mountain communities where temperatures fall below freezing. 

Are your apples "warm weather" apples?  I am curious..................great to see you are still alive and kicking.................................GG :) :)
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Darryl on August 21, 2013, 07:24:14 am
I'm with Gene. I reckon you would have a snowflake in hell's chance of growing apples in Borneo!! Unless they are custard apples of course. My region of Queensland, at about 1000m,  is sufficiently cool in winter to grow apples and stonefruits in selected pockets of frost prone areas. We have a vineyard producing tropical wine near us - a rare thing to grow grapes in the tropics. Tell us more about those tropical apples, JTL. And nice to see you back here.
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: admin on August 21, 2013, 07:50:16 am
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I was waiting to have something "worth saying".
This has never stopped anybody else.  ;)
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: JTL on August 21, 2013, 08:10:17 am
Gene and Darryl:  My apples grow very well.  Big red apples.  I sell them and grow rich, and I bought a horse.  Why focus on my apples only?  Doesn't it smell fishy that I can catch those fishes? Britta or Bertha will figure this out.   ;D

Duncan:  Thank goodness others haven't lost their ability to talk.  I am getting old.   :)

JTL
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Britta on August 21, 2013, 11:22:39 am
Doesn't it smell fishy that I can catch those fishes? Britta or Bertha will figure this out.

Not quite sure what you mean, do you think fishing is men's business? Well, I don't think so.
 
Personally I've never caught a fish, neither has my father, mother or grand parents, I'm sure. Doesn't run in the family, this skill. And I would't be too interested  because I dont like fish very much.
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Bertha on August 21, 2013, 12:19:21 pm
Here's a Wikipedia article about growing apples in Malaysia in the Highlands: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ba%27kelalan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ba%27kelalan)
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Gene on August 21, 2013, 02:59:53 pm
Bertha:

You are so brainy to dig out that informative article about Bakelalan. JTL must live there in order to have her own apples. 

I couldn't help but flash back to Hawaii. Would you believe they have a tobogganing team. One Hawaiian mountain goes up high enough to have snow. The local hotshots twist and turn in their sleds up there.

At any rate, I admire your nose. You can smell out the most exotic information..........................GG 8)
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Gene on August 21, 2013, 06:38:16 pm
Darryl:

Your reference above to "tropical  wines" intrigues me. After having consumed thousands of bottles of wine, I never came across a tropical. What is it like? Red, white, green, sweet, dry, etc.

Please enlighten me..................................GG
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Darryl on August 21, 2013, 11:31:34 pm
Gene, I know very little about wines. Never drink the stuff. Would prefer vinegar to the taste of wine.
I don't know that 'tropical' wine would have any difference in taste to that grown on the slopes of the Rhine - a grape's a grape isn't it? (I can imagine connoisseurs fuming over that.)
People make wine out of all sorts of fruit though. We have a winery just north of Mareeba in the savannah country making mango wine, and doing quite well apparently. There are a few 'boutique' wineries in the highlands between here and Cairns.
And JTL, if you are catching ocean fish, you probably live on the coast so your apples must be accustomed to heat and humidity. Unless you are up in the mountains catching river fish. I (and no doubt Gene) would be interested to know more about your situation and lifestyle.
And what you say is always 'worth saying'.
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Bertha on August 22, 2013, 12:11:53 am
I very much enjoy [yellow tail] wine from Australia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Tail_%28wine%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Tail_%28wine%29)
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: JTL on August 22, 2013, 02:49:33 am
Britta:  I did not mean that fishing is for men.  I meant that if anyone would realize what I was ACTUALLY doing that caused me to claim “growing apples and going fishing (with a string of fish names)” it might be one of you two.  “One of you two” because of the nature of this activity – soft/online/relatively new in its category.
Anyway, more hints:
I also grow Cherry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Cacao, Coffee. 
I also grow Wheat, Corn, Carrot, Soya Bean, Sugarcane, Tomato, Potato, Chilli Pepper, Indigo, Pumpkin.
I keep chickens, pigs, cows, goats.
I mine gold, silver, platinum, and I even make jewelry such as diamond rings, necklaces and bracelets.
Not to mention those things that make me hungry looking at them:  Cream cake,  cheese cake, chocolate cake, feta cake…. Shepherds pie, apple pie, bacon pie, fish pie…. Chocolate ice-cream….
Wow, I have to actually eat something now.
JTL

Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Darryl on August 22, 2013, 09:04:11 am
Hmmmm. JTL is clever at speaking in riddles: "soft/online/relatively new in its category". I'm stumped. Maybe 'one of you two' can enlighten me.
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Britta on August 22, 2013, 09:29:31 am
I can't  :-[ 
So I have no idea if I've been framed or rather the opposite  :o
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Bertha on August 22, 2013, 12:18:45 pm
I think that JTL has been busy with eating, drinking and enjoying life! :)
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Gene on August 22, 2013, 03:30:52 pm
????????????????????????????????................................GG

By the way, what is a feta pie, bacon pie and fish pie. Never heard of same. As for my question marks above...................................they remain........................GG
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Darryl on August 22, 2013, 11:13:32 pm

By the way, what is a feta pie, bacon pie and fish pie.

They sound more like what we might call 'quiche'. But how does the saying go? "Real men don't eat quiche."  :-X
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Bertha on August 23, 2013, 12:13:35 am
Feta Pie

(http://www.kraftrecipes.com/assets/recipe_images/Greek_Zucchini_Meat_Feta_Pie.jpg)

Bacon Pie

(http://s2.justapinchassets.com/images/recipe/4/7/2/3/6/medium.1.jpg)

Fish Pie

(http://marielouiseavery.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/fish_pie-0034.jpg)

Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Gene on August 23, 2013, 02:29:37 am
Once again Bertha scores a home run. She is a wonder......................................GG 8)
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: JTL on August 23, 2013, 09:21:52 am
Once again Bertha scores a home run. She is a wonder......................................GG 8)

That's why I thought she would know.  To come clean with you all now, it is this game that I started playing last month:

It is full of fun, but I expect you would think of it in contempt just as I did before I actually tried it.  Now, I am GLAD I did try.

http://www.supercell.net/games/view/hay-day
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Britta on August 23, 2013, 02:47:09 pm
To come clean with you all now, it is this game that I started playing last month:
It is full of fun, but I expect you would think of it in contempt just as I did before I actually tried it.

 ;D ;D  I see, should have thought as much but since I haven't been playing much myself these last few years, I didn't. Now I know why you thought I might come up with the correct idea. Then on the other hand, this isn't my sort of game, really. I'd much rather go and slay dragons! I haven't tried any of those browser games yet, to be honest, always expected them to be kid's stuff. But they may actually have come off age by now.
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Gene on August 23, 2013, 02:47:57 pm
So that's it. My imagination was running wild for a moment. I shall try your game later today.........thanx..........GG
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Bertha on August 23, 2013, 02:49:11 pm
Britta, I never heard of that game either. I do play Candy Crush though.   ;D  It's much sweeter.
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Britta on August 23, 2013, 03:08:21 pm
I do play Candy Crush though.   ;D  It's much sweeter.

Well, my taste goes down the other direction, I suppose  8)
Title: Re: JTL
Post by: Darryl on August 23, 2013, 11:04:01 pm
You learn something everyday. I didn't know such things existed.  ???