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 Author Thread: Animal cruelty.
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Animal cruelty.
Posted: 1/1/2011 3:17:41 AM
Sadly animal cruelty is more prevelant than most people care to believe, and in the young is often a precursor to more violent behaviour...

Dogs doused in petrol and set alight, the two kittens recently suffocated in a plastic bag and displayed on YouTube, the dog chained in an alley to freeze to death, the list goes on. All we can hope is that those responsible are caught & that courts start to take this form of abusive behaviour more seriously
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Stuck in bed
Posted: 5/9/2010 9:09:29 AM
You have my utmost sympathy GliderGirl! I have just spent a year suffering with a bad back & although spinal injections have helped, ultimately the wounds will not heal but need core muscle strength to support the back.

I spent a lot of time on the laptop investigating back pain & learning how other people cope. When I was prescribed anti-depressants as I was struggling to cope with such long-term chronic pain, it was very helpful to discover that this is not only quite common but AD's are often used to help treat back pain.

Although for me the underlying message at all times from my chiropractor, GP, consultant & physio was (and remains) to try and keep mobile through the pain, there were some days when it was hard to do anything.

Any languages that you want to learn? Short courses that you can take online? Depending on how long you will be immobile for, it could be time to learn that additional skill you've been meaning to do... Good luck!!
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Wolverhampton 1st Saturday Meet ~ Yew Tree ~ 28th November ~ Pictures & Comments
Posted: 11/29/2009 2:33:14 PM
So glad to hear it was a roaring success Sam!

Unfortunately I had to remove myself off the list at the last minute & I'm already booked for December 19th so looking forward to being able to join you in the New Year... Well done!

Mx
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Stratford Halloween Meet Saturday 31st October.. 7.30pm till late..
Posted: 9/25/2009 4:39:54 AM

Right this is a bit controversial, but there will be no pre meet drinks ..


oooooo....?
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Stratford Halloween Meet Saturday 31st October.. 7.30pm till late..
Posted: 9/17/2009 2:14:00 PM
Monkeyjim... I presume that comment is based on the tiny fraction that have signed up so far?

I'd check nearer the time
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Stratford Halloween Meet Saturday 31st October.. 7.30pm till late..
Posted: 9/12/2009 1:44:46 PM
Forgot to ask lady... are we playing it straight or is fancy dress involved?
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Stratford Halloween Meet Saturday 31st October.. 7.30pm till late..
Posted: 9/12/2009 4:42:15 AM
awww go on ZG... come play with us...been ages since I've seen you

Posh ~ sounds fab lady, so will be signing up as soon as this is moved across!!
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Birmingham - Sunday 30th August - Pics & Comments
Posted: 9/4/2009 11:52:16 AM
Had a great night with some truly gorgeous people...
Sadly the drugs didn't work for too long so wasn't able to stay late or get on the dance floor this time but fingers crossed for the next one
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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~*~ BIRMINGHAM 2ND PARTY AT FLARES - AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY - SUN 30TH, 9PM - 2AM ~*~
Posted: 8/29/2009 12:30:58 PM
Hello, just to say I will be bringing one guest along...
See y'all tomorrow!!
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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~*~ BIRMINGHAM 2ND PARTY AT FLARES - AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY - SUN 30TH, 9PM - 2AM ~*~
Posted: 8/19/2009 12:04:38 PM
NYE ~ gets a Yes from me

M...
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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START OF SUMMER HOLIDAYS CAMPING WEEKEND July 24th
Posted: 7/14/2009 1:57:06 AM
Have had to remove myself from the list.

Unfortunately it would seem I was being a bit optimistic in hoping I would be fit enough in time for this meet... Looks like the 'end of the summer holidays' would work though

Anyway, hope you all have a great time as I'm sure you will, and look forward to seeing the evidence!!
Mx
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Disabled Pets
Posted: 7/11/2009 3:21:51 PM
I know Special K will have the best quality of life possible & that is what counts...

I took on a very old, infirm stray in the knowledge that he would not be with me very long... as it was he lasted 18 months, died peacefully and a darn sight more plump & spritely than he had been when he arrived. He walked as though slightly inebriated all the time as the muscle wastage in his legs had left him as such.
Could I have walked away and saved myself the bother? Technically yes, but there was no way I could or would have done! I accepted the emotional implication as the repercussions for Murphy would have been far harsher.

Nature will or won't take it's course in K's case... She may continue to walk and occasionally wobble over for years to come
Provided any animal remains in a pain~free or even pain~managed state and is as happy/content as can be judged, I would always acccept the heartache & possible lightness of pocket over euthanasia every time !
It's the least I can do...
Mx
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Wolverhampton Karaoke & Social Meet - Tuesday 7th July 09 - Pictures & Feedback / Comments
Posted: 7/8/2009 3:05:46 PM
Great pictures! Looks like everyone had a good time...

to a Touch of Fate and all who went & contributed to another glorious PoF night out...

Mx
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Does Married but separated mean women see you as married
Posted: 6/21/2009 2:39:30 AM
YIKES! for clarification of my previous comments ~ although we are waiting for the house to sell, I do not live there at all and my ex only stays there when he is in the country so we most definitely do not live together.
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Does Married but separated mean women see you as married
Posted: 6/21/2009 1:50:50 AM
My ex & I do not have our absolute as yet, as we are waiting for the house to sell... we all know how fabulous the market is at the moment ~ add to that, it's a character building & in a niche location and we have already been waiting 18 months.
A bit of erroneous advice about sorting the finances before applying for the absolute has meant we now have to go through a couple more hoops before obtaining the absolute.

However to return to the original post, divorce can take time or can be dealt with quickly ~ each case is different but surely the legality of an individual's situation is not necessarily indicative of their readiness to move on to a new relationship? Just as being single does not mean you do not have a history of turbulent relationships that have each left their mark and you are not fully letting go of...

M.
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Suggestions to help with a trouble free long distance drive
Posted: 6/11/2009 2:41:36 PM
Similar to Cleverkitten and the post-its, I have previously taken a route planner then written the highlights in marker pen in large print on sheets of paper...
straight>
straight>
left A453>
worked for me to abbreviate junctions, etc & was easy to glance at whilst moving...
hth

Mx
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Define 'cheating/being unfaithful'
Posted: 6/9/2009 1:21:04 PM
A friend of mine divorced her husband after he vanished for a day on the premise of going golfing... He was escorting another woman to a wedding and the reception (no, not bigamy, just as guests...).
My friend was distraught when his golfing buddy happened to call the house to see if he was around. Her logic being it had been his intention to deceive her - regardless of how 'innocent' he claimed the outing was. He has always denied that anything happened with the other woman until *after* he was kicked out.

Ten years later a la Taylor & Burton, they are back together again, but his knees still bear the scars...
Did I think it was harsh on him? At the time yes, and was pretty clear on that point... but since then, I guess if you are pretty sure someone is holding the kitchen knife - why wait and help them give it a twist when they stab you?
Simplistic? maybe. Were I in that situation, would I have done the same? Dunno but being unfaithful certainly starts before anything physical occurs - imho...
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Best gig/concert you've ever been to
Posted: 6/9/2009 12:09:16 PM
(deja vu... sure I may have already posted here - apologies for not going back to check...)

Nirvana did 91 & 92 - and 92 was the total mudfest year... I was there too... :o)
By the lucky virtue of what I did for a job between 89 & 97-ish, I got to see many, many amazing performances and it tends to be the smaller venues that stand out.

The The at the Warfield in SF was definitely one to remember, the stage was back-lit with white light & there was a huge fan behind them ~ making it a bit Blade Runner-esque...
Radiohead are killer live, as were Massive Attack.

More recently the Foos ruled.
And this weekend - weather & wellies permitting - I'll be at Donington which I am looking forward to... just a lickle bit
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Do Women Get Angry Because They Have No Penis?
Posted: 6/8/2009 5:11:14 AM
oooooh I might get a slightly wistful look when man or beast is able to pee up a tree & not have to run for cover but other than that? nah.
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Have any of you met anyone from here before?
Posted: 6/6/2009 1:26:22 PM
I've met lots of people through PoF and the meets... Some fantastic forumites included. They are definitely worth attending IMHO as people can be sooo different in the flesh.
As far as dates are concerned - 1 guy thought he was but absolutely wasn't, 2 great guys as friends and 1 who is a work in progress...
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Is 42 too old for girlie to learn how to ride a motorbike?
Posted: 5/29/2009 3:07:02 PM
Jeez, I hope not as that's what I'm currently doing... bit hindered by a dodgy back at the moment but that's being worked on and should soon be sorted...

Fingers crossed anyway as my main bike passed it's M.O.T. today with flying colours
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Birmingham Flares Pics & Comments 24th May
Posted: 5/27/2009 2:36:16 PM
Fabulous to see Birmingham back on the party map and in style...
Sadly like the lovely Hula Moo, was incapacitated for this one - still fingers crossed, there will be a next time!! and we will be there!!

M.
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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The Brit Awards 2008
Posted: 2/21/2008 1:23:21 AM
Whilst it was all pretty mild, do have to say in the Winehouse's defence that she jittered about, clutched her skirt & generally danced like that the last time I saw her perform... Which was about 4 or 5 years ago at a Jools Holland Hootenany...
Some things just don't change...
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Whos the best James Bond.
Posted: 12/17/2007 11:46:09 AM
ooooh Steve - knowledge certainly is the bomb...
To be pedantic - Woody Allen played Jimmy Bond, nephew to James (as played by David Niven, as said by HM...)

Daniel Craig - in a tux under the shower? Fab.
He will be a great Bond if he chooses to stick around... after all, he already has a career

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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~Mini Meet~The Litten Tree Pub~E.London~Sat Nov 10th
Posted: 11/10/2007 5:12:52 AM
-Hams- hope you all have a wonderful night...

Those still not sure whether to go for a great night out or sit at home? No Contest!! Go along for a good time in excellent company, you'll be made more than welcome by the team & the rest of the 'attendees'

Look forward to the photos, and Hams - hope to see you sometime, somewhere soon...

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Cardiff Meet - Saturday 10th November 2007 - Trader's Tavern
Posted: 11/10/2007 5:08:09 AM
Hope you all have a fabulous night tonight

and look forward to seeing all the evidence, err photos
Those of you who haven't made your mind up as yet - Go For It!! You'll have a great time in some excellent company...

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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DOES GOOGLE LIE?
Posted: 11/6/2007 7:06:38 AM
Anyone looking for me on Google would need a lifetime to spare...

Sifting through the gothic frocks, jewellery, wigs & endless references to Anjelica Houston would be enough to send anyone grey trying to find me... Searches using the various connotations of my own name create an equally murky pool.

In your particular case OP, I'd either ask for a direct link or kick it to the curb... Honesty is a big deal!

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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How are your pet's holding up?
Posted: 11/5/2007 12:21:14 PM
Tonight?... Try since last Thursday...

They are in a state of constant indecision as to whether to try & protect me from whatever is going on outside or sit on me so that I can protect them... and there is certainly no room on my lap for them both - let alone one!

Still at least it is a change from the local oiks banging on the fence to tease them...

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Heather Mill takes on the press !!
Posted: 11/3/2007 9:51:56 AM
Anyone wishing to take on the press should do so with dignity... a quality sadly lacking in some quarters...

If she wishes to go to the European Court of Human Rights, then she should do so - and do so quietly rather than proclaim her intentions to anyone who cares to listen. Whether she will? I doubt it.

The lady doth protest too much

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Your favorite list or mine?
Posted: 11/3/2007 8:19:29 AM
I don't expect people to 'seek my permission' to add me to their favourites list, though I do ask that they at least say hello... I am curious as to why having to email someone and initiate contact would make PoF 'unworkable' for you?

Surely the whole purpose is to open a discourse with the person who has caught your eye for some reason or another? I tend to add people to my favourites once we've emailed back or forth or if we've spoken at a meet, rather than use it as a tick list of those I may contact in the future if I get bored with the people I'm already talking to... lol!

But then that's just my preference/interpretation of the facility

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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The stupidness of cats
Posted: 11/3/2007 7:36:05 AM
I actually find cats far better at training their humans than dogs...

A dog will wait for your command, whereas the cat will quite efficiently have you at their beck and call, as per your own example...

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Drink what is your tipple and what has made you so drunk you can't touch it now??
Posted: 11/2/2007 11:25:44 AM
Red wine is my regular, as well as champagne... But white wine gives me migraines

Other than Creme de Menthe (yuck), there's probably not many spirits or liquers that haven't resulted in a mild case of amnesia at some stage or another. Don't drink anything like as often as I used to...

did develop a strong affection for absinthe as well (occasionally with Red Bull), though haven't touched it for a while... mmmm...

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Breast Cancer Awareness 2007 [Valid Thread]
Posted: 10/31/2007 7:08:51 AM
Let us hope that the awareness raised will continue...
Just because we're getting dressed again for another 12 months, please don't forget the reason we did this, and will do so for as long as it takes!

Please remember to check yourself - guys as well as girls...

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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~*~Nottingham P Party! 3rd November 2007 Walkabout, Friar Lane, Nottingham~*~
Posted: 10/30/2007 5:30:32 AM
aaaah Bountiful Boy
Now I know you are always polite, but having seen you as a Pimp, a Pistol-packing Cowboy & the man carrying the Pink T-shirt, I just wondered what P delight you may have for us this time...

But then as another P - Patience - is allegedly a virtue, I guess I'll just have to wait and see... not long now!
-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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~*~Nottingham P Party! 3rd November 2007 Walkabout, Friar Lane, Nottingham~*~
Posted: 10/25/2007 1:42:50 PM
And a Yee-Haw to you too BB!!

I look forward to seeing ya at this one as it's my local... Might even catch you on the dance-floor...!!

... And err, exactly what sort of P will you be?

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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The White Stripes gig
Posted: 10/24/2007 12:25:21 PM
Unless anything has changed, this tour was pulled back in September...
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Is It Worth Going To A Meet If You Don't Fancy Anyone There?
Posted: 10/23/2007 3:28:51 PM
I can think of a couple of good reasons for going...

You can't always judge people by their profile - they could be quite different to your perception from the sign-up list (in a positive way!)
You can make new friends and acquaintences, expand your social circle... & may just meet the person for you through them...

Why not go along? What's the worst that can happen?
You won't know until you've tried, and as others may say - they can become very addictive!

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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are the old rockers better then new??
Posted: 10/22/2007 7:31:24 AM
As Scratster has already stated... How do we know who & what will stand the test of time?

Maybe we should consider re-visiting this topic in another 20 years, after all hindsight is such a wonderful thing. There will always be an audience that wants to listen to the theme songs of their youth, just as there will always be those that prefer to listen to what is current...

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Do people still use sewing machines anymore for more than just repairing things?
Posted: 10/21/2007 4:12:43 PM
I do have a sewing machine but admit use it for little more than curtains, cushions & alterations at the moment... My stepmother was a needlework teacher so I learnt all about making my own patterns & clothes.

I've made masses of garments in the past for myself & friends (including menswear).

As Steve said though, I find now that the fabrics I would want to use are often more expensive than actually buying the garment off the peg & convenience/cost tends to rule. But then again, given the time, it is something I would like to do again...
-M-
 -morticia-
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Breast Cancer Awareness 2007 [Valid Thread]
Posted: 10/21/2007 4:00:59 PM
Good for you Laine, and all those involved!

Sounds like a great success and again, as we keep saying, if it makes just one more person check themselves in time, it is all worthwhile...

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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WORTHING Party pics and comments 20th October
Posted: 10/21/2007 3:54:28 PM
Well done BlueSpike - looks as though you and your very able team pulled off another fabulous meet for the fishies

Still determined to get down to one of your meets as soon as I can, and hope to see you again soon... somewhere around the country!

BTW, the photos are looking brilliant so far!!

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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how old is your pic?
Posted: 10/21/2007 3:50:54 PM
The oldest photo currently on my profile is from the Brum meet in February of this year... the latest being the one I took for BCA this month.
-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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X Factor 2007
Posted: 10/21/2007 11:53:21 AM
The stylist should be shot on all counts... it was an appalling job... even though Beverley wore a great frock, they should have checked the camera angles for the underwear - jeez...

Sharon was legendary as a manager and I've met a few people that have been at the receiving end of Mrs O's temper.
Bear in mind that Steve may have had the sympathy vote but then sank without trace... His single reached No 1 but wasn't that after it was promoted as being for charity
She did not like having been seen to select bad songs for her girls - and having let them down as well as herself would have stung.
As someone else has already mentioned Leona's performance just highlighted what a raw bunch it currently is...

Niki was the one who did a good job last night IMHO, but I doubt I'll be watching come the finale...
Dermot? Loving your work babe
-M-

Edit: VVV I'm not excusing her behaviour & agree that it is not the most professional at best... With Steve, her ill chosen remarks at the time - likening him to a Volvo- did backfire as the lesser of the contestants ended up winning, but in that case I believe her opinion of his talent was valid.
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Speed Dating ..... any interest???
Posted: 10/21/2007 9:10:58 AM
Nic - if you do a thread search, you'll see that there have been a couple of speed dating events in other areas this year...

May be worth getting in touch with those that organised them to see how it went, but they seemingly did comply with PoF event rules, and were not that long ago.

If you are using a professional company to organise it for you, their fee just has to be paid directly to them by the members attending - which is admissable under PoF rules - just as long as you do not pay any monies upfront in the form of a deposit.

Good luck with it!
-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Anything you wish you were able to do but can not?
Posted: 10/19/2007 12:00:04 PM
err... Hula my darling, I don't know quite how to put this but *technically* we can... just erm, not with any sort of directional control... sorry...

What do I wish I could do but can not? Teleport.
Beam me up babe!

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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SNOGGING IN PUBLIC YES OR NO????
Posted: 10/19/2007 8:39:47 AM
oooh, that'll be a big fat yes for me too...

Have absolutely no problem with PDA's when I'm with that someone special

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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MINI MEET IN EDINBURGH ON 19TH OCTOBER
Posted: 10/19/2007 4:39:31 AM
Kisseylips and Spritzer: Hope you have a great evening

To all those of you thinking of popping along to say hello - don't hesitate, you will certainly be in fabulous company with these two lovely ladies...

Enjoy!
-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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is it right to leave your profile here if you have met someone?
Posted: 10/18/2007 8:17:31 AM
As long as you are honest & quite clear that you are only looking for friends, then I see no reason to delete your profile...

Most of us have made good friends via the forums and the meets and, as in the *real* world, would still want to keep in touch with them, regardless of being with a new partner or not.

This is a good a medium as any to do that...

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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Do you read peoples profiles?
Posted: 10/18/2007 8:09:34 AM
Yep... always read the profile before I read the message if it's from someone I don't know or recognise...

And the same as Hula Moo - also read the profiles of forumites and check out my friends & faves for updates/new piccies

-M-
 -morticia-
Joined: 10/3/2006
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wot famous , person have u been told u look like,
Posted: 10/18/2007 2:47:50 AM
Until I grew my hair longer I was always being told I looked like Annie Lennox...

To the extent that about 5 years ago, my ex was working a gig, did a double-take and had marched halfway across the stage to ask what the feck I was doing there... only to realise it was not me but Annie herself...

-M-
 
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