Friday, July 28, 2006

The 17th Glyph Code

We have located the 17th glyph code



It just shows the start of the orientation film. Putting our list at
748L
4HO
OHGE
1EY8AZCZNA2
RRGYXS
7HKBH
88CH
FVH7N
VDADOS7YRE0
3GTVI0M11
IG3X
XIGZ2Y10S2
gmx18bcj
4kvklaydm0
m6xy398
3zgt
ZY6C

827 Comments:

At 1:53 PM, Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

Hello??

Am i really the first??

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

hi

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

that you are.....there is your new code...

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger CattyGirl said...

Wow... things happening.

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

hag... can you do a favour, and when you add a new post, put a comment in the comments box? I often close down the main part of your blog and keep the pop-up comments window open, so a note saying 'new blog entry' would be handy to know for people moving up to the next one for conversation.

or maybe I'm the only one that does that and everyone else is immediately aware when a new blog entry is made?

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

no problem

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

sal I do the same thing... I only knew about the post cause artsy said something.. LOL

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

alright well that wasted!!!!

*looks at watch*.....10..15 minutes maybe...


BUT WE LEARNED SO MUC....yeah...we really didn't learn anything...

well...uuuh....wtf

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger CattyGirl said...

Is it ZY6C? The image didn't load for me.

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

yes cattygirl

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

So what next.... We probably arent going to get much more.. it being the weekend and all... Although if Rach is on the west coast then its only 11am...

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger CattyGirl said...

... and all the codes look relatively the same at this point. gibberish.

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

....The next time rachel posts a blog...she is gonna get an earful from me I think

 
At 2:00 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

yea nothing seems to be making much sense of anything... Although I will ask, and this might be a redundant question, but ill go for it anyway... JustWillow has a 2 next to thier name on the leaderboard. Any ideas why or who this person is?

 
At 2:00 PM, Blogger CattyGirl said...

I wonder how many of the 70 will actually contain new information.

3?

 
At 2:02 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

No idea but I assume...it's...just..willow.

So the drawing is of a hanso middle man...

 
At 2:02 PM, Blogger LedyGrey said...

bah.
I *STILL* cant find it, but whatever. going to plug code in. I think i'm follwing-directions-imipaired

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

at least one good thing came out of it...I could make another post and keep us commenting at a pretty good rate

 
At 2:04 PM, Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

is that list of players on the side of the screen.. the people that found the glyphs first and were first to enter them???

 
At 2:05 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

there ya go hagbard... Your an amazing blog-master.

 
At 2:05 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

I dont really know artsy, but it hasnt changed...

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

if it wasn't an xml document...i would give thought to getting the codes...

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

Hmm..

Oh well.. we're all caught up.. again..

And it really had NOTHING to do with all those clues we thought we were following..

Sheesh..

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger CattyGirl said...

Artsy - thats what I thought the leaderboard was.

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

well... we might learn something for the next clue if the girl who find it would actually explain how the clue led to her finding the glyph.

 
At 2:09 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

who found it sal?

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

ya.. who found it..

catty - don't mind me.. i'm a lil slow on the uptake.. hee hee

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

check out 'ask javi' (can't remember exact link - I googled to find it). look through the pages. on some of the pages it tells you who maintains the site. recognisable name. ask javi is linked to middle man cartoons. also, visit http://www.radiofreejavi.com/ there's an 'interesting' link at the bottom of the middle man page.

the person who found it uses the name KJ on speaker's blog.

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

huh

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

Here's the finder's explanation:

I started off trying to figure out the monkey thing, had a bunch of dates. Wasn't going anywhere.

Someone on this blog posted how DJ Dan is Javi, and how DJ Dan does a middle man feature, so I googled "DJ Dan" and "middle man."

From that search I came up with another comment off this site that Javi, aka DJ Dan, does a comic called "The Middle Man." I looked it up on wikipedia.

From the wiki article, I linked to Javi's website. I went to his blog, listened to some audio. Using the dates from the 8th moon of the monkey festival, I checked his blog archives and everything. No dice.

Remembering how Javi was a Lost writer, and how glyphs have been popping up on official Lost communities (like the fuselage one the other day), I decided to check his links.

The first one I clicked was the one that Javi called his official community. As my page was loading, I saw a message at the bottom---the one about the thing in round up 3. When it was fully loaded, it disappeared, but I highlighted the area where I'd seen it and it was there. It can also be seen in the page source info.

I knew that Speaker called his weekly updates "round ups," so I thought that was a pretty good bet. I found round-up three, and discovered it was the one about hole2, that had NEVER been solved. I tried the file name, the q2002 thingie, but that didn't work. I checked the page source of the pic---again, no. Finally, I just clicked on the picture itself. Voila! Up popped the glyph!

A nice combination of luck and clue hunting. Hooray!

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

Thank you Sal...your help is a priceless addition to this game :)

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger Bigdaddy_jkimes said...

Boo!

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

who you booing bigdaddy? don't you have monkey pictures to look at ;)

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

im with bigdaddy... Boo...

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

feel the love people

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger LedyGrey said...

hag, on your blog, you've updated for the most recent link w/ an image of the new glyph. do you see a glyph there or a blank square that says image not available, which is all that im' getting

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

why are we booing??

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

the latest clip.. I still feel puzzled with this puzzle.

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

oh ya.. that was a totally pointless clip..

i'm wondering when we're gonna start getting to the meaty part of the video..

the one that is supposed "expose hanso"

hee hee..

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

I see the glyph

 
At 2:29 PM, Blogger LedyGrey said...

wtf

but, that explains why i cant see it

 
At 2:30 PM, Blogger CattyGirl said...

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At 2:31 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger CattyGirl said...

Well... at least I'm on the same page. ;)

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

Makes much more sense..

Still.. the frag was retarded.. give us something more meaningful!!

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger LedyGrey said...

WHAT THE HECK?!
WHY WONT IT LET ME SEE THE THE GLYPH?!!

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

lol catty

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

i dunno lady, clear your cache...

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger LedyGrey said...

how do i do that?

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger Cole said...

Good code luvin, Sal. Thanks! :)

Not sure if the list on the post is supposed to be the order, but I believe that it should go between OHGE and 4KVKLAYDM0, putting it in position number 2.

Now, hurry up and wait for the next damn code.

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

Im on firefox, but go to tools and then internet options... there is a spot to clear your cache and your temporary files.. clear them out and then try again

 
At 2:37 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

I posted the alternative clues as well, so I deleted the post.

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger LedyGrey said...

nope, I'm on netscape. looking tho

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

No they are in no certian order just a list of codes

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

not really netscape user, but there should be an "internet options" section somewhere...

 
At 2:41 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

well at least this gives me time to update my myspace... what a productive day off i have lol.

 
At 2:43 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

wonder if myspace is still deleted

 
At 2:43 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

there were log-in issues this morning hagbard... I couldnt log in either, but my myspace was still there...

 
At 2:44 PM, Blogger LedyGrey said...

well, i found a place to clear my cache, and it still isnt showing the glyph

 
At 2:44 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

I found your myspace.. youre still around.

 
At 2:44 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

manny just messaged me....said he loved Miami Vice...

 
At 2:45 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

hmm ledy... i dont know what to tell you... might be a netscape issue then...

 
At 2:45 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

haha hagbard nice

 
At 2:45 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

did the other poster of the alternative clue solving guide delete their post too?

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

Looks that way...

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

i feel left out manny doesnt message me. saddness..

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

OK. Here's the clue solving guide which directly links to the clue given by the speaker. THIS I like, as you have to use your noggin' a bit:

http://www.insidetheexperience.com/2006/07/reader_mail_12.html
Eighth moon of the Monkey thrice before.
A voice from the Middle knows much more.

Author of Middleman comic is Javi Grillo-Marxuach which takes you to his blog - look back at the archive and you'll find an odd post from 1980... (I was expecting it to be one from Sept 2003 but his archive doesn't have any from 2003) posted at 8:15am:
http://chaodai.livejournal.com/56306.html?view=1910258

A single post here has the next rhyme.
The numbers will help you. Do you have the time?

Solution to that riddle is:
http://www.thefuselage.com/Threaded/showthread.php?p=815

You've come this far, don't give up now
Solve this anagram and you won't drown.
JIM VOMITS IN A CONDO

Solution to anagram is:
JAVI MINIONS DOT COM

Hidden at the bottom of http://www.javiminions.com/ is:
In Round-Up number three,
click what's STILL a mystery.

Go back to the speaker's blog and look at roundup for week 3:
http://www.insidetheexperience.com/2006/05/week_three_roun.html

Click on the image for the picture of the unknown man...
http://blogs.abc.com/photos/uncategorized/zy6c.jpg

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger LedyGrey said...

nope. tried it on IE too. and tried clearing IE's cache. and still a nogo

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

don't be sad...this was my first message from him ever...


and he likes crocket and tubs lol

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger LedyGrey said...

this probably doesnt mean anything, but manny's friends all have pictures now

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

haha hagbard... you find strange things out from people's myspaces... Ill ask you to be my friend, myspace is rediculous it might take a while...

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

yes there is the full explanation. best clue so far. i hope the rest are like this and not merely logging on to rachel's blog.

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

we did pretty good. we knew 1980 (apparently 8th moon meant august...we (i) took it too literally to mean the lunar calendar). we knew (i forget who to credit for this) about the middle man comic book. if we had more time we would have got it. these people move fast though!!!

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Bigdaddy_jkimes said...

OK, because I just talked to a friend and he said his myspace page was deleted...he went to a friends myspace page...clicked on his pic in the friends and then it said invalid id # or no longer has a membership...but he just tried to get on and he said he could!

 
At 2:53 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

the post (815) in thefuselage which you had to go to was from 2004. do you think they knew about this game way back then?

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

nevermind the post was updated today by Speaker

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

lol they might have

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

bigdaddy, myspace was having issues this morning (as usual). But sometimes peoples myspaces do get deleted for objectionable content...

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger lostnuts said...

Hey ummm, Hagbard...just curious- why it is you see the pic of the glyph on the front of the blog- yet I can't? And, ummmm wasn't sure if it was OK that I posted ehre. Have been lurkin at this site, but didn't know if it was private for just you guys or not. Besides, you Mrs O and Chucklez r the best! Miss your guys banter on the other sites....lol

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

i think myspace needs some new server power...

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

lostnuts, a few people have been saying that... puzzling... I see it...

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger LedyGrey said...

lostnuts: THANK YOU, its not just me who can't see it

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

lostnuts its not private...welcome

 
At 3:01 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

your more then welcome here...lostnuts...everybody is...so don't let others think they are not allowed let them know they can post


what browser are you using....is this a netscape issue??

 
At 3:01 PM, Blogger DarkMark said...

I too cannot see the glyph

 
At 3:02 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

hagbard, these should be added to the links:

www.javiminions.com
chaodai.livejournal.com

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger LedyGrey said...

its not just netscape cuz i tried it on IE too, and cleared its cache.

is it possible that it is more than just a picture of a glyph, which is why some of us are having problems?

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

Hiddy Ho Refugees! Hey hag, what happened to the image on the front page?

Sorry I'm so late! As some of you know, I was up wayyyyy too late last night, and all for naught. Looks like I missed it again! And again, we have 17 of 17! So what's the scoop?

Oh, btw, just got a message from Manny who's online on myspace, replied and awaiting another reply..fill you in when/if he does.

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

nah. the speaker just went back and edited that post today (look at the bottom of the post). Also, the thread where the post he edited is kept, he added a new post to today, so if you take "a voice from the middle" to mean speaker being the voice, then you can do a search on speaker's posts. the most recent one that comes up is today's added post to that thread, saying he's feeling nostalgic. go into that thread and read through it, then you eventually find the edited post with the clue.
hindsight is a wonderful thing.

so, it seems the fuselage is getting more involved in the game. and looking at some of the speaker's posts, it does look as though he gives out some really good clues there.

 
At 3:04 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

let me try something in the code real fast

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

all those that could not see the image refresh the page...

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

someone else had a good point. the "catseye" code that someone figured out...there has to be a clue and answer for it. e.g. with this 17th code, KJ stumbled upon the second half of the trail and found it from there. however, she never even followed the first half of the trail. luckily, someone else did. with the "catseye" code, we never even found a trail. someone just used some special script to take it off HE. i wonder how we were SUPPOSED to find it.

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

did anybody refresh the blog that couldn't see the glyph?

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

I just lost IQ points watching something called "the human beatbox" on myspace looking for clues... I know...

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

dfizz - I agree - I am always keeping half an eye open for the catseye code, but I'm wandering if they've maybe deleted where it was now, so that they could maybe use that location again, or so that it doesn't confuse us in the future???

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger DarkMark said...

still no image hag

 
At 3:14 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

still nothing...hmmm

 
At 3:15 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

definitely a possibility that they've removed it to use it later.

this most recent clue was DEFINITELY the best so far.

they better start releasing a lot more codes to get to 70...especially when they say there are two more "acts" left in the game following this HE act.

 
At 3:15 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

wait....can you guys see the picture from ROT?

 
At 3:15 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

Okay, I sent manny a message just to see if he would reply... Here is what i sent him:

OH many manny manny.... You crazy lost-ie you... Did you go to comicon?

Here was his response...

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubble-de-boo...

I did not.


made me giggle anyway

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger CattyGirl said...

dfizz - exactly what I was thinking.

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

like, no one even acknowledged me today, boo hoo....

and hag, refreshed, but I cannot see it either....

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

ms. O ill acknowledge you... Hows it going?

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

ms. O i requested your friendship on myspace.. im "bubbles" ;-)

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

It would be cool to have one big riddle which led us to 5 different glyphs in 5 different locations that would be cool. It would probably take us at least a day, depending on how they word the clues as well. That will help the people that are in time zones when they will be sleeping or working when the codes are released as they may sitll have half a chance of getting involved in solving the clues and finding the glyphs, even once they wake up 5hrs after the clue has been released.

that's why I asked if people wanted clues to the glyph or to just be told the code and get the link - now that it is becoming a proper game, people may still want to play the game even after the glyph has already had it's "first finder".

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

Those who can not see the glyph can you see the ROT picture on the post below it?

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

Yay, angrygirl27! Hey since you found hag on myspace, you can find me there..say hello!

Oh and hag...that message I sent you last night...interesting the groups are now gone again!

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

I can see Beatniks pic just fine, but not the glyph

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

Lovin the eye too!

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

thing is... maybe they didn't expect the clue to be solved so quickly, so we might have to wait a while for the next clue while they set it all up for us, as it does actually look as though they're changing the play of the plot for us so that there's more interaction. then again... they're all writers! they should come up with this kind of things easy!

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

I sent a message to manny just now saying something about the lull in the game.. Well see what he says.

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

Ms. O I did ask you to be my friend... Check your myspace!

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

that would be cool sal. i like the process way more than the solution. entering in the code on HE means nothing if i don't understand how i got it.

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

I asked chucklez too, but hes not around...

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger CattyGirl said...

Same here... can't see the glyph.

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

Ahhh, Manny just replied to me...I told him my son was in an undisclosed location in the Middle East, amongst ? about the statues.

He replied: "Every single american involved in the conflict are forever in my thoughts." and "I can only tell you and show you what I have."

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

I could probably guess about 5 locations your son could be, and 3 of those places I know the satellite phone.

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

anyhooooooo... now that the riddle has been solved... hag are you going to run one more game of family feuds before I go to sleep (23.22 my time now)?

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

gotcha angrygirl!! and I agree with dfizz and sal...really like having a bit of a search, clues and the whatnot...much more fun. But only if once it's found I can follow the trail.

 
At 3:29 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

yeah, sal, he gave a couple "clues", but he's Spec. Ops., so can't disclose. He leads us around kinda like the game, hehe. But at least I know he's currently safe, sigh!

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

I think I know the problem.....


how does it look .....nnnnnnnow.

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

Seems that manny has declined to say anything about the lack of codes... He asked what I was up to and I told him code searching and a lot of nothing because it was my day off.. Well he basically told me to have fun...

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

oh, yeah, I forgot who asked if manny's friends now having pics means anything...well if you look, I'm one of them, hehehe

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

YOU DID it Hag!

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

ownd!!

I AM THE CODE WALKER!!

ha!

try and hide your source code from me why don't you abc...see where it gets you

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

Hagbard is slaving away at this glyph... Taking care of everyone...

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

You are the BEST! Afterall that's why I hang out with you, hehehehe

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

can everybody see the glyph now??

 
At 3:35 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

I like to take care of people....I enjoy talking with you all and trying to figure it out. I want everybody to be on the same page so we can all go through the game together :)

 
At 3:35 PM, Blogger DarkMark said...

nice job hag hello ms.o

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

Hey darkmark, how's it hangin?

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

Aw so sweet Hagbard... my computer currently has epilepsy and is closing windows on its own... Need to restart... Ill be right back..

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger DarkMark said...

yawns a bit slow you could say. But it is Friday !!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

ok...back to stophanso.com Yesterday we were discussing how you put your frags in the "tray" and save them there. I'd been trying to save in the order I want them in storage, to no avail...they keep moving around. After adding the new code this am, I only have 1 item in my tray. What the hell does that mean?!?

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger DarkMark said...

I am having the same problem all day yesterday my sequence was saved correctly. Today when I added new clip, my sequence won't save correctly.

 
At 3:43 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

Ahhhhh, ahhhh, I replied to manny "Bless you" for his sentiments. He just replied: "Right back-atcha Ms. O" sweet! Guess I got back into his good graces, and did I say I'm in his top friends! hehe, I know I did, just had to say it again!

 
At 3:43 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

I think that might be because its soo busy.. Ms. O did all your frags disappear??

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

oh yea, ? abt Just Willow above. She's been playing with Speaker since the beginning. She also on Manny's top list if you want to know more.

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

no...my frags are all in storage. I've never had them saved/re-appear in the tray. Tried yesterday after reading some theories, but never works for me??

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

any chance of off topic talk like a game of family feuds or something else before I head off to bed. got busy day at work tomorrow and the next and on monday i'm off to libya for 48hrs, so i really shouldn't be awake this late, but i want to unwind before sleeping.

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

dang it manny!






I like statues.


----------------- Original Message -----------------
From: Hagbard
Date: Jul 28, 2006 12:28 PM

Those are some interesting pictures on flickr...



why did you use all satutes?

 
At 3:48 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

Sal what would you like to talk about?

 
At 3:50 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

well.....who's up for round 2 of the feud?

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

just general natter about where people's from, what they do, how old they are, what their plans are for the weekend. the type of conversation you'd have over a tea / coffee / drink. to be honest, i'm going through a phase of feeling pretty lonely out here just now, so normal every day chat would be good, if anyone's got the time. otherwise, i'll just finish my horlicks and go to bed.

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

well.....who's up for round 2 of the feud?

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

I'm in, just for sal! I missed the first game anyway! Go our fearless host! (haha, typed hose first!)

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

ahhh, I would just chat, but now you have our host getting ready to play!

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

We haven't qued the lites just yet lol

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

sal where are you from?

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

or family feuds. just something other than glyphs and codes!

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

well I'll fill w/empty banter!

I live near Dallas TX now, moved here last Sept. Was born and raised in CA, Long Beach to be exact, but over the years have lived all over the state from San Diego to Castro Valley, to Pleasanton, Livermore, Tracy and Clovis just outside of Fresno.

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

i'm from aberdeen in scotland living in normally sunny (but today was very very foggy) dubai in the uae. been here 6mths. it's sooooo hard to make friends which is such a long story for another time, i think.

anyway, i think people would probably be more interested if we just played family feuds? i dunno...

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

I live in Phoenix, but Im from Cape Cod, MA. I work for Midwest Airlines, the best care in the air... We lost our number one ranking to JetBlue a few weeks ago, but we'll survive, because unlike them we turned a profit the last 2 quarters. My life is aviation. I live for airplanes.

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

so, ms o, after all the places you've been, is there one place you prefer above others? is there somewhere you've always wanted to go? where is everyone else located?

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

UAE is where my son was stationed for several months...too bad I didn't know about you then. He's married, but a very good man. You would have liked him...

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger Zhajipai said...

Hey everybody...I got back from the beach and I missed the glyph...+ I have been harrassed by a freak while I wa catching tan and found out somebody stole my helmet from my bike...I bet the Hanso Foundation is behind it;o)

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger DarkMark said...

I'm in

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

Sal moving to a new place is always hard, but moving from Scottland to the UAE!! Ouch!

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

I miss the beach....total beach bunny/surfer girl here. But nothing or nowhere beats being where my grandkids are! Oh, yeah, I am an old hippie, gmom! Arghh, but young at heart and soul...

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

I don't make friends very well.

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

there's so many people I meet in dubai who work for emirates airlines angry, and they either love it or hate it!

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

zhaj, were not speaking of glyphs right now, we have abandoned them for a little intro...

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

Well I liked you hag, right from the start!

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger DarkMark said...

ms.o I'm goin to Paul Simon on Sat and CSNY. Should be good

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

Sal, I think it gets in your blood. This is all ive ever done. I tried other things, but I hated it. I love what I do all the people I work with. You get such a mix in this industry. People from all walks of life and its just amazing, especially since 9-11, how much we are all willing to put everything on the line for what we do everyday because we all believe in it.

What do you do Sal?

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger DarkMark said...

*CSNY on Sun

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

hag, we think you rock!

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

lol ms o.....My Online personality is a little different then rl

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

hag - you seem pretty friendly here, so that surprises me. i find it easy to talk to people, but for quite some time i have found it difficult letting people get close to me and they resent that a little, so i end up with more acquaintances than friends. also,t he expat community in dubai is so alcohol drinking based, and although i like a good drink, i don't like it to be my basis of socialising, so there's not many other places than loud bars and clubs to meet people, which i don't think is right. i'm known as 'the girl with the book' in my local bar, as i go there and sit in a quiet corner with a nice glass of wine and read a book! at least with a book, i don't look so silly or like a hooker for being a girl on her own somewhere like a bar.

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

well hag, I standby what I said a minute ago... We still think you rock.

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger DarkMark said...

Family fued hag?!?!

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

Hag....You are welcome to my home anytime, even in person!!! Ever get to Dallas you make sure you look me up! I might have to come find you in OH. I once lived in Westerville and worked in Columbus for 2 years. And I have a cousin I love dearly that lives just outside of Mansfield.

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

i'm from miami and live in miami beach. my parents are traveling to scotland in the fall. i heard dubai is amazing.

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

you lived in ohio?


I'm sorry :(

 
At 4:05 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

Sal...my kinda woman! I always seem to have a book handy too! Matter of fact my computer is in my personal library, hehe

 
At 4:05 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

Sal, I think its an age group thing. Im not a big drinker and I work with a bunch of old people, all the other people my age got laid off!! I got to stick around because I was willing to move around to suit the airlines needs. Some of them werent. Now that Im with a more stable airline, I started off with US Airways, everyone is way older than me, but I find a lot of people my age just want to go out and drink a lot. Which is fun and all, but not every night!!

 
At 4:05 PM, Blogger Zhajipai said...

Wow Sal, wine and book, that's classy:o). I have a friend who's moving to Dubai for good next week...maybe you two could hang out. He's really smart and nice

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

I knew OH was a temp thing, and I actually loved it! Was the first time I ever lived anywhere it snowed...stories for another time!

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

me, when I'm not on-line or trying desperately to get 5mins in the sun when I can, I'm negotiating contracts for a service company in the oil industry. It's legal stuff and I cover a third of the world, so I travel a lot, especially to Paris where my boss is located in the head office and to west and north africa where they've had a lot of problems that I have to spend a lot of time sorting out. I'll tell you this... the first time I was in Nigeria was scary as there was kidnappings that week, and I did not see another white female there the whole time I was there. I have never been so actutely aware of skin colour before. It was partly because all the locals stared at me a lot and kept wanting to touch my blonde hair.

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

Hagbard <------- know very well by police

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

what a cool life. why are you on the computer all the time?

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger dfizz said...

i am because i'm stuck at work.

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

eh? Hag are you trying to tell us you are a criminal??

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

Not a criminal...but I get in trouble.......alot...

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

I don't care, I still love ya!

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

Bad boy!

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger Zhajipai said...

hehe, I know about the touching Sal. It happened to me many times in China, they were all attracted to arm or leg's hair:o)

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

which is why I guess I don't have alot of people hang out with me lol

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger DarkMark said...

hag I think NWA said it best F*** the police!!

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

Dubai is great in short doses until you get used to it (so I'm glad I travel a lot) anyone who comes out here has to be aware that the key danger to their lives is the way people drive out here. It is horrible. It has almost reduced me to tears many times. I am currently looking to buy a 4x4 as there's so many people driving them out here and now I understand - you seem to get more respect on the road and people are less likely to cut you up, and it's safer too, particularly in a place where on average there's one death a day as a result of road accidents. If you understand how small Dubai is, you'll understand it's a lot. Also, bad times for newcomers are July and August because of the heat, and October because of Ramadan - you can get imprisoned if you even smoke in public!

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger AngryGirl27 said...

Sal, wow. So you get to visit many exciting places, but it must be hard to travel so much and be away and in new places alone!!

Hag... you should hide better...

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

lol darkmark.

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

That is scary Sal. And I have sim. memories. I was the subject of much photo taking, particularly by the Japanese when I was in the Philipines. Rather funny actually!

 
At 4:14 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

Oh I never said I got caught...I just said I get in trouble...

There are many forms of trouble...you don't need law enforcement to cause a little havic every now and then....

It's mostly my attitude...I have a very large ego...

 
At 4:14 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

hey hag... my dad is a retired copper. everyone thought I would join the police and end up being his boss, but I took the money grabbing corporate route instead!

Dubai IS a cool life, and it even had an indoor ski slope, but as I don't many friends out here yet and it gets so tiring going out on your own all the time, hoping to meet some decent friends somewhere, I often go through phases staying in and feeling a bit down about the situation, like just now.

So, anyway, as tomorrow and Sunday is weekend for all of you, do any of you have any exciting plans?? (today was my 'weekend' as Friday is the holy day for Muslims, so I'm back to work tomorrow).

 
At 4:14 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

here's another bit of Ms.O trivia...I have actually been kissed by the KING of Rock and Roll himself! If I have to tell you who that is, than you're too young to care....

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

My father is also a retired cop...who became the chief of police....

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger Hagbard Celine said...

*thinks about weekend plans and smiles*

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger Ms. O' said...

ahhhh now that explains it hag, lol! I also have many friends that are police officers. Somehow my other half and I seem to 'meet' them wherever we live, hahaha

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger Sal3112 said...

Ms O - ELVIS???????? You're LYING girl!!! He's one of those 'if I could have anyone alive or dead at my dream dinner party it would be the following ten people...' list. I would love to know more about him. And Marlyn Monroe. I think she would be really unhappy with the movie and model industry on the emphasis on having to be stick-thin.

 

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