The Breakroom => The Water Cooler => Topic started by: bogstandard on December 20, 2008, 11:44:48 PM

Title: Yuletide
Post by: bogstandard on December 20, 2008, 11:44:48 PM
It is getting very close now to the season to be merry.

I would like to wish friends, both old and new a


But please remember, if you want to drink, get someone else to drive. We want you to be here after the new year.

Plus another little thing, no matter how badly off you think you are in the world, there is always someone else worse off than yourself.

Bogs, Marilyn (SWMBO), John Jnr (g/son) and of couse, the dynamic duo, Bandit the dog and Vinnie the mog.
Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: Divided he ad on December 21, 2008, 08:44:00 AM
A full set of seasons greetings to you all from me too  :wave:

Just a little pic for you Ian....
(  :zap:   

My Mum's house.... And yes it was me who was at the top of a ladder for most of a saturday with my Dad footing it! 

Still it's all good fun when it has to come down in a week or so!  ::)


Hope everyone has a good hol'


Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: dsquire on December 21, 2008, 10:12:31 AM
To All

Have A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Let Safety, Moderation and Common Sense prevail and we will all be here for another year.                      :D :) :D

Right now we have lots of snow and a promise of more to come so are guaranteed a white Christmas. My son will love it as he has 3 snow machines for the family. Me, I stay where its warm and let someone else shovel the snow. :coffee:

Cheers :beer:

Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: Brass_Machine on December 21, 2008, 10:52:32 AM
May your holidays be merry! I hope everyone gets to be with the people they love and care about during this season.

*nice work Ralph!

Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: Bernd on December 21, 2008, 02:00:36 PM
To All,

M E R R Y  C H R I S T M A S   and    H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R

Nice work on the house Ralph. All that's missing is a bit of snow.  :thumbup:

Bogs the reason I drink is the SWMBO driving. That's why I stay home and drink. Don't have to far to go then.  :clap:


Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: rleete on December 21, 2008, 02:38:53 PM
More importantly, did you enjoy doing WHAT you did?

As I tell the guys at hunting camp every year:  It's a good thing I enjoy this, as I don't seem to be very good at it!

Happy Christmas and Merry New Year from Upstate New York.
Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: Rog02 on December 21, 2008, 06:36:17 PM
This has been around for a few years but I always get a chuckle from it :beer:

A Home Machinist The Night Before Christmas.

T'was the Night before Christmas and all through the shop,
The machines were all silent, the phase converter stopped.

The change gears were hung on the cabinet with care,
in hopes that when needed, they'd all still be there.

I was surfing on my laptop, kicked back on the couch
SWMBO had been shopping, she was already passed out.

I heard someone rustling out near the shop door
so I grabbed the shotgun, it was 10:44.

In his red suit and hat, he didn't look rough
Said, "Your neighbor claims you're good at fixing odd stuff."

Well, he looked like a cross between Forrest and Harold,
So I calmed down and lowered the old double barrel.

He said, "I know it's late and I hate to be pushing,
but this old sleigh has a worn steering bushing."

"I'm in a pickle, I'm nowhere near done.
I've got to make Kamchatka before 12:01."

I told him I'd help out, and opened the door,
He sat down and we chatted while I measured the bore.

I fired up a lathe and whipped him one out,
Tolerance under a thousandth, no doubt.

He said "what's the charge?" I said,"dont worry.
Just get loaded up, you really need to hurry"

He stroked his white beard, then smiled and said "here!"
and produced from his sack, a case of good beer.

I helped him get loaded and he thanked me some more,
That sleigh was steering better than ever before.

And I hear him mutter as he left in a whirl,
"At least there's a few machinists left in this world!"

Originally posted by Mike C. from the PM site
Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: Bernd on December 21, 2008, 09:12:02 PM
First time I read that Rog. I like, gonna' have to print that out and hang it on my shop door.

Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: bogstandard on December 22, 2008, 07:37:18 PM
On a lighter note now, we've all been to dance classes and would like to share our experiences with you.

( (

Have a real good time over the holidays.

Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: cedge on December 22, 2008, 08:34:17 PM
John me boy... you've outdone yourself. Here's wishing each and every one of you a marvelous holiday, no matter how you celebrate it. May you all be blessed, along with your family and friends. 

Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: Bernd on December 22, 2008, 09:04:09 PM
Hey John,

You elfed the whole family, Great. I saw this one before and just about wet my pants I laughed so hard. But seeing you dance like that is priceless. :headbang:

I'm now going to change my pants.   :lol:

Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: PTsideshow on December 23, 2008, 06:37:41 AM
Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: bogstandard on December 23, 2008, 03:19:08 PM
Steve and Bernd,

If it cost me a million dollars to make just one person smile, it would be worth it. In your cases, I am at least two million bucks up already. A good profit I would say.

Too much doom and gloom about in the world at the moment, so lets all just enjoy what little we have, smile and be merry, and of course, be careful out there.

Boglet the Elf
Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: Baldrocker on December 23, 2008, 04:50:26 PM
Warm wishes from all here
all out there.
Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: Bernd on December 23, 2008, 07:45:13 PM
Warm wishes from all here
all out there.

Back at you BR.  :wave:

Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: Darren on December 23, 2008, 08:06:38 PM
Looks like I'm gonna be suffering with the flue for xmas,

But I hope you all do a bit better and have a real good time....

Merry Xmas everyone.... :wave:
Title: Re: Yuletide
Post by: Bernd on December 23, 2008, 08:52:15 PM
Same to you Darren. Hope you feel better soon.