When the channel drags I like to "drag" out the couch. This little cybersofa can often spark a conversation in an otherwise dead channel. Usually I will tell the occupants that I take a seat on the couch. If this does not strike up conversation I will "get out the newspaper and begin to read it". This probably works the best becuase everyone else is staring at their screen blanky too. It lets them know that you really are at your computer and came to chat. This method tells the people in the channel that unless they talk you would rather do something else.
As an ivitation to flirt...
Sometimes all a lady needs is a slight nudge to let her know that you are interested. It has been my experience that ladies who are interested in flirting with a guy will quickly "sit next to you" if you take a seat on the couch.
Or just as an invitation...
Occaisionally I just want to just have a friendly exchange with a close friend. I will usually invite the person to sit on the couch. It can often tell a person that you really are interested in finding out what has been going on in their life. I would associate this use of the couch with a crowded party. It is like saying "Hey, let's step aside and catch up on current events in our lives."
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More clan Mackay information
The Mackays claim descent from the Royal House of Moray through the line of
Morgund of Pluscarden and were originally known as Clan Morgan. The clansmen
were removed to Sutherland where they rose to a powerful position, at one time
owning lands from Drimholisten to Kylescue. Their later title of MacKay comes from
a chief so named living at the time of David II. The first record of the name was in
1326 when Gilchrist M'ay, progenitor of the Mackays of Ugadale, made a payment
to the Constable of Tarbert. The Mackays supported Bruce and fought with him at
Bannockburn and by 1427 the chief, Angus Dubh Mackay was described as leader
of "4 000 Strathnaver men". Their fortunes fluctuated over the centuries and many
bitter feuds ensued with the Sutherlands and Rosses. In the troubles of the 17th and
18th centuries the Mackays supported the Hanovarian forces against the Jacobites
and helped secure the far north for the government. The Mackays of Strathnaver are
especially remembered for the famous "Mackay Regiment" raised for the service of
the Dutch and Swedish crowns during the 17th century. As a result of this many
clansmen settled in Holland and Sweden and gave rise to a number of noble families
there. In 1628, Sir Donald Mackay was raised to the peerage of Lord Reay by Charles I. His grandson, Colonel Aenean
Mackay of the Scotch-Dutch Brigade, married the heiress of the Baron van Haefton. The Mackays suffered badly in the
Strathnaver clearances between 1815 and 1818 and finally in 1829 the Reay estate was sold to the Sutherland family and in
1875 the chiefship passed to Baron Mackay van Ophermett who became 10th Lord Reay. His nephew Baron Aeneas
Mackay, prime minister of the Netherlands was the great grandfather of the present chief. http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/mackay.html Home
I have had several opportunities because of my CF. I went on an Alaskan fishing trip in 1990. This trip was coordinated by The Make A Whish Foundation of Utah.
I have also been to many athletic events in Salt Lake City thanks to the generous donations of players, owners, franchises, and regular people who like to give back to the community.
I have also had VIP priveleges in Disneyland, Knots Berry Farm, and Deer Valley to name a few.