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paskatefan
08-21-2010, 11:51 AM
What horrible news! :eek: :( Thank goodness Kurt and his family are safe.

Judy
08-21-2010, 03:39 PM
Actually, the Toronto Star did publish the exact address.

Okay I tried and just don't recognize the house lol from google maps anyways.

Jot the Dot Dot
08-21-2010, 03:50 PM
Met the man some years ago. If there ever was a guy that represented Mr. Canada, it was Kurt. Add my voice to those who are sad for his family but glad no one was hurt.

Teenes
08-21-2010, 04:35 PM
Me, for one.

Why not? Wet jeans suck when you've been caught out in the rain. Was *very* happy there was a hairdryer at work one day...

And, thanks Willowway. We're still in early stages yet, but if there's some small way we can do our part to ease their losses, I'd like to do it.

AragornElessar
08-21-2010, 04:57 PM
Thank you Tina for the explanation. I trust you've suggested to AE that yelling at the people who actually aren't doing this might be the wrong approach. I think most of us understand her passion but misdirected anger is well...misdirected anger. Case closed.

First off, while I appreciate what Teenes was doing, I stand by what I said and I still mean it. I was also talking about the postings here at FSU and not just in general, as I hadn't seen any other reactions online other than here at that point.

Second, I weep for this new society where being snarky regardless of what is going on is considered to be funny and okay. It is not!! There are times when it's not okay and there were posts like that whether you want to acknowledge it or not.

Sad really. Oh well, I'd rather be looked at as an over sensitive be witch w/heart and compassion than behave the way some of you have behaved.

And I'm done!!

WildRose
08-21-2010, 05:02 PM
Why not? Wet jeans suck when you've been caught out in the rain. Was *very* happy there was a hairdryer at work one day...


That's nothing - I once used a microwave oven. ...:slinkaway

Skate Talker
08-22-2010, 07:22 PM
I have a cousin who lost her house in a fire, including family treasures. .... Her SIL organized a "Photo Album Filler" party with guests bringing photos of my cousin and her family/friends. She told me that she recently had all her photos scanned onto CDs that she put into her safety deposit box.

What a nice SIL - that was a great idea which I will remember if, heaven forbid, anything like that happens to someone I know, though around here it is more likely to be flood damage.

And also the CD thing. My Mom recently passed away and I regret that we did not get to our project to go through pictures and id people and occasions where possible. But at least I can scan and save some. I have done that with my digitally taken photos though haven't put them in the Safety deposit box yet. Maybe I will just consider a fire-proof box/home safe. I think those work fairly well.

Sorry OT but can anyone suggest a reasonable resolution to use that isn't ridiculously large but will stand up for years to come?

Capella
08-22-2010, 07:50 PM
Sorry OT but can anyone suggest a reasonable resolution to use that isn't ridiculously large but will stand up for years to come?If you want to be able to print the photos again, figure 300 dpi. So a 4x6 photo should be no less than 1200 x 1800 dpi (which is probably about 1.5MB or less). DVDs store a ton more photos than a CD (if you are just using the DVD as a simple data storage location, as opposed to some kind of program with fancy photo viewing options).

ildah
08-23-2010, 02:19 PM
They were on the same plane coming home from Madrid when i was back in July. They had the little guy with them, not the older one. I said hi to Kurt. It's nice to see such a lovely stable couple. A fire is a dreadful, stressful thing to happen to a family. Sonia has a new ballet season starting and Kurt has BOTB starting. I hope they are OK. Kurt really has turned into one of our icons. I've seen him at the ballet fundraiser and he gave me a kiss on the cheek when I spoke to him. With all the screwing around and acting like teenagers of other skaters we admire(d), Kurt is always classy.

withrespect
08-23-2010, 03:10 PM
They were on the same plane coming home from Madrid when i was back in July. They had the little guy with them, not the older one. I said hi to Kurt. It's nice to see such a lovely stable couple. A fire is a dreadful, stressful thing to happen to a family. Sonia has a new ballet season starting and Kurt has BOTB starting. I hope they are OK. Kurt really has turned into one of our icons. I've seen him at the ballet fundraiser and he gave me a kiss on the cheek when I spoke to him. With all the screwing around and acting like teenagers of other skaters we admire(d), Kurt is always classy.

don't go there. You are misinformed.

kwanfan1818
08-23-2010, 05:34 PM
Second, I weep for this new society where being snarky regardless of what is going on is considered to be funny and okay. It is not!! There are times when it's not okay and there were posts like that whether you want to acknowledge it or not.
New society? From the moment employees had general access to fax machines, jokes about just about every disaster made their way across offices country-wide. Within seconds after the Challenger blew up in 1986, before the initial news reports were finished, for example, and that was decades ago. Gallows humor and all.


But who hasn't used a hair dryer to try to dry clothing when no better means are at hand?
But who walks away with hair dryer still running in a place close to gasoline?

Bev Johnston
08-23-2010, 08:20 PM
That's nothing - I once used a microwave oven. ...:slinkaway

Be careful with that one... I did the same once, and the item burst into flames. :eek: Luckily, my microwave was close to the kitchen sink, so I just whisked the item out, threw it in the sink, and turned on the water. The item was ruined, but no one was hurt thankfully.

Japanfan
08-24-2010, 10:15 AM
Why not? Wet jeans suck when you've been caught out in the rain.


It has never occurred to me and I usually have an alternative to wet clothing. . .in fact, I hardly ever use a hairdryer to dry my hair, I'm a wash and go wet sort of girl. ;)

However, this discussion has given me the idea of using my hairdryer on my golden retriever when she is soaking wet after rolling in mud puddles and getting a bath. . .

Really
08-24-2010, 02:35 PM
You've never used a hairdryer on your dog?

;)

mrr50
08-24-2010, 04:30 PM
I show dogs, the hairdryer is part of my show equipment. Just be aware that the dog may be frightened of the dryer at first. What i do to get the dog use to it is to dry my hair and blow the dryer at the dog while i dry my hair. the dog is not wet during the trial period.