"Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Jul 5, 2010.

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  1. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    We dont have Thanksgiving burt Im sure our rulers could fit yet another public holiday weekend into that already bursting at the seams calender of events...
    Anyway heres a nugget of comedic gold i penned years ago

    Where does meako go for a beer at xmas?
    Bar Humbug!
     
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  2. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    ive been there. Beautiful place. Glad you had such a good time.
     
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  3. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    @Humppa Hang in there, Andi. The year's about over and 2020 will be better, I'm sure.
     
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  4. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    @Humppa Servus Andi! I think stress is causing you these problems not surprisingly. As for pitting blades, some of us have been enthralled by stainless ;):D I send Power from Will:) Try to have a relaxing Christmas with your family, friends and knives :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    I hope the New Year is a much better one, Andi. Best wishes to you and your family.
     
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  6. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    @Humppa - Andi, sorry to hear that. Heal up well and I hope to see you posting regularly again.
     
  7. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I hope it's all good from here Andi!! Sorry about your bad luck. I know how tough bad health can be!! Keep your spirits up!!
     
  8. Humppa

    Humppa

    Jul 25, 2010
    Thanks for the kind wishes, fellas :)

    I try to keep my posting rate frequently now - not just one post in half a year... ;)
     
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  9. redsparrow

    redsparrow

    Oct 3, 2014
    Always good to see your post Humppa. Hope your troubles are in the past and you are feeling better now. Certainly next year will be much better. Do drop in, when you can, you have friends here.
     
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  10. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Be well Andi, I deal with gut issues also, they can seriously sideline you. Hope your better know. Nice to see you post here again:thumbsup:
     
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  11. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Yesterday was the St Eloi (St Eligius) the patron saint of blacksmiths and cutlers (and a few others as well). An opportunity to kill a pig and have black pudding, like our friends in La Monnerie and have a meal together. :)
    [​IMG]

    Eloi is famous for having been a counsellor of king Dagobert, who was said to be distracted (in fact he was very short sighted and used to fall because he did not see the obstacles). Children use to sing their adventures.

    Good King Dagobert
    Has put his culottes on backwards;
    Great Saint Éloi
    Says to him: O, my king!
    Your majesty
    Is not dressed properly.
    That's true, says the King,
    I'm going to redo it so that it's correct.

    Personally I celebrated with a humble pâté on a corner of the counter. :D
    15A2_pate-cornichons.jpg
     
  12. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Celebrated with a humble knife!!:)
     
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  13. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: but not just any knife!
     
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  14. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    See that ya do!
    Best wishes Andi
     
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  15. Woodrow F Call

    Woodrow F Call

    Jan 3, 2013
    Andi, I'm sorry to hear of this. I truly hope that 2020 is a much better year and you heal up quite well.
     
  16. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    In Christian Science terms, my gatekeeper has failed to ward off some people's aggressive mental suggestions, and now I too have sciatica.
    I'm going to cancel that physical therapy evaluation, though. Stretching my own back should be something I can still do for myself.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    I hope you're better at that than I am.. Started early september, still tickling me! :(:mad:
     
  18. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Hope your respective Sciaticas leave soon, Jer and JP!!
    Good health to you both!!:thumbsup:
     
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  19. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Thank you! :)
     
  20. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    @waynorth, I lost your quote, but
    Thank you both.
    I've only had that one unequivocal jolt down the leg, but I'll probably keep the PT appointment anyway, because I don't want to provoke my doctor. I've described her as a gentle and courteous bulldog. She's also steel-cored and adamant-clad.

    Fencing ought to be good for opening up the lower back. Sword footwork that is, not white picket.
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    The patina on this foil reminds me of the Conyers falchion:

    "At Sockburn, where Conyers so trusty
    A mighty wurrum did dish up,
    That else had eat up the bishop,
    And now his old falchion's grown rusty, grown rusty."
     
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