Tuesday Morning Herd Check-in for Refugees and a Moozacious Open Thread

by: JanF

Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:10:02 AM EST





  Make sure you let your peeps know where to find you!  

JanF :: Tuesday Morning Herd Check-in for Refugees and a Moozacious Open Thread
Reminder: Kysen left us a Moose Welcome Mat (Part Deux) so, please, wipe your feet before you walk in the front door start posting.

You are invited to stop in at donnamarie's Introduction Diary later and let everyone know who you are and what your passions are: politics, pooties, photography, whatevers.

Quick notes about commenting:
- If you just joined, there is a 24 hour waiting period to comment. You will be able to start a comment and it will APPEAR as though you can post it but the Post will error out. Waiting period for commenting suspended for a couple of days. You will still need to wait to diary and to become a Trusted User (see all three rating radio buttons and build a sig line).
- Comments do not Auto-refresh. Click the refresh/reload on your tab to see new ones. Or click the diary title at the top or the bottom of the page. Do NOT assume you are all alone if you don't see comments "appearing" ... comments do not just show up, they are invited. ;)
- When you click Preview, the screen does not jump and show you the preview. You have to scroll up a bit to see the preview and click Post.
- When a diary gets to 200 comments it bogs down. Kysen suggests we stop and build a Part II if threads get unmanageable.

Some notes on tending comments:
- New comments in a diary can be found by searching for [new] BUT:
   - The new tags are cleared on a refresh.
   - The new tags are cleared when you reply to a comment while you are in the diary.
- My advice on tending comments in a busy diary: run through and rate them first ... for comments you want to reply to, do a right-click on the date/time stamp and choose "Open link in new tab". If the comment is replied to in a new tab, it won't refresh the diary and you can continue finding new comments. All of this is unnecessary if you have a good memory and can remember what you read.
- To check for replies to your comments, click the "My Comments" link in the right-hand column (or go to "My Moose"). Comments will be listed and a link to Recent Replies will be shown.

The comment replies page not only shows the subject line of your comment but the subject line (and user) of the replies ... and if their reply was replied to. Great information to tend your comments and your diaries.
(Note: Tending comments builds community)

Ratings:
- If you click FAIL and meant Fierce, just click Fierce. Most people Fierce as a way to keep track of what they read. If you feel that someone has Fiercely Failed, you are out of luck ... you can only choose one of the three. ;)

~OO~

This is pretty darned easy to remember ... the posting rules for a new diary:

Be excellent to each other... or else

From Kysen's keyboard to your eyes:

Think of our comment threads as dinner table conversations. We start with the assumption that all come to the conversation with good intentions and go from there. If you get upset or angry, get up from the table and step outside for a bit.

For those looking for a second chance to make a first impression, that is very good advice.

~OO~

Yesterday's Daily F Bomb (don't forget to hover over the photos).

See you in the threads!

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23 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 48)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


win! (2.00 / 30)
Not usually up this early. Heavy rains expected today & debating whether to go to dr appt that was sceduled 3 mo ago. Just a nonspecific followup, iow not important. lol.

Also wanted to say it's good to see you doing this again. Hearts. No friggin' idea how to do it on a Kindle. Typos etc are Kindles fault.  


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Good morning, raina!! (2.00 / 30)
This is when I am up and already 2 hours into my work day. Although I am taking a teensie break right now.

Can you use the ASCI codes typed in?

♥ ... becomes ♥

That LOL is one of my favorites. One nice thing about starting over again is I can reuse my extensive photobucket and some of my new peeps will not have seen them!!

I think tomorrow we won't be "Refugees" in the title. We have herd enough about that.

(I love the opportunities for punning that blogging on a site called The Motley Moose introduces!)

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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testing (2.00 / 21)
&hearts

yup works. glad it's hearts & not some 4 digit # I'll never remember. Thanks.


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You have to put the ; after the &hearts or it won't render. (2.00 / 21)
If you have a numeric keyboard it is Alt NumPad 3.




Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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♥ (2.00 / 21)
Sweet. Baby. Jesus.  

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen

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Doh! (2.00 / 18)
It came out nice in the preview.  

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen

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They don't work in the Subject line. (2.00 / 21)
It is a "form field". Same reason that spellcheck doesn't work in Subject lines either.

What's weird is that the ♥ from the Alt+NumKeypad 3 does not show on preview and actually shows the Comment area as empty. But it shows up on Post.

As they say in the software business: it is not a bug, it is a feature.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Quirks. Mooz haz em. (2.00 / 21)


Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


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Not allowing me to post body of my comment, trying again: (2.00 / 20)
There seems to be a disconnect between what you see in preview and what is published. Tried experimenting with the degree symbol on my QWERTZ board yesterday. Looked like gibberish in preview, was fine in final product.  /shrug

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


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♥ ♪ ♫ ∞ ™ (2.00 / 18)


"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

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Unless you are Nurse Kelley. She haz madd skillz! (2.00 / 17)
Good morning! Proving me wrong once again, eh?



Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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It takes a numeric keypad, I think. ♥ (2.00 / 12)
Or maybe not.

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

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Maybe you'll take some small comfort in knowing that a comment from you (1.92 / 13)
made me realize what "ymmv" stood for; just came to me clear and out of nowhere.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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I usually don't use acronyms for that very reason. (2.00 / 11)
I was feeling lazy in a grazing moose kind of way. Something about the purple mellows me out.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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I finally looked it up a few months ago. (2.00 / 9)
I've seen it used again and again, but was too lazy to google it until recently. Another acronym I see all the time is FSM, and I don't think it means "female seeking male". :)

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

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at my workplace (2.00 / 8)
FSM is the Free Speech Movement.  But even around campus I like to think of the Flying Spaghetti Monster  when people use just the initials.  Got to get my moments of humor where I can.

Hai, Kelley!


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Flying Spaghetti Monster (2.00 / 10)
That is what I think of when I see FSM.

FSM Logo on Car

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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now, *that* is (2.00 / 10)
a magnet I would put on my car. Especially here in the Southland, land of magnetic fundie fish.

Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas. -- Anonymous

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Oh THAT is what it means! I'm an old, gooberish (2.00 / 1)
noob but I try to keep up.  I can do the <3 on FB, and we make fun of my younger sister there (ha!), but I'm hopeless with the acronyms. She's got me on that subject. I have to ask her what YVW means, etc.

"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."

― Arthur C. Clarke


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don't feel bad (2.00 / 12)
just the other day someone asked what GOS was, over there. heh.  

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raina (2.00 / 6)
i've been thinking about trying Kindle.  is there a version you'd recommend?  i didn't know there were so many!

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


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If I might butt in ... (2.00 / 8)
I have the Kindle Fire (not HD) and you will pry it out of my cold dead hands.  I struggled over whether to buy it more than I did buying my house but it is the greatest thing EVER!

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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thank you (2.00 / 6)
so the Kindle Fire, not HD, is good. that's what i wanted to know! thank you! Amazon had them at a reasonable price last weekend, and it was a little confusing to me 'cuz with the basic model, you have to buy accessories and even the power cord separately, so all together, it's not less than Kindle Fire.  this is wonderful.  i really appreciate it.

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


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You can buy a Kindle charger nowadays (2.00 / 1)
at Walgreens, I've got one in my purse/suitcase for emergencies (which is why I had to buy it in the first place; left mine 170 miles away at home one weekend along with the big 'puter).

That being said, I mostly love my Kindle Fire, except some things are tough to read, FB doesn't translate well. But the web is mostly great, and it's small and wasn't too expensive. I've had mine over a year, still going strong! (Fingers crossed, now I've jinxed it!)

"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."

― Arthur C. Clarke


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I'm not sure what the newest version of Kindle is (2.00 / 7)
HD, maybe. I have the Kindle Fire which I bought off a relative last year for half of what it sold for because for him, the volume was too low to hear. Don't know if it's a concern for all Kindles, or it was just a bug in mine. I'm deaf, so it didn't matter to me.

I can only speak to the one I have. It's good as a low-priced tablet. You can surf the Internet, read ebooks, send text messages, and do most tasks like you do on your computer or smart phone. It doesn't come with a data plan, like with your cell or smart phone, so the only way you can get on the Internet is with your own wireless at home, a friend's or a free hotspot like at Starbuck's. If you are not within rage of a hotspot, no Internet.

It doesn't take pictures like an iPad does. I use it mainly when I'm in bed, or take it to me to the doctor's office to read books or play games. HTH.  


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thank you, raina (2.00 / 6)
that's all the things i want it to do . . . perfect.  i can't really justify the more expensive (way more expensive) tablets/e-readers because it seems like Kindle Fire does almost everything the others do, at a much more reasonable cost.  i think Amazon has something like a library for eBooks. we have wireless at home, and i really just wanted the e-reader.  this will be ideal.  thanks so much.

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


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I'll expand a bit on why I love my Fire sincd my first comment wasn't (2.00 / 8)
particularly helpful.

I really wanted an e-reader but didn't necessarily want to be limited for all time by only being able to use it to read.  I know me: I'll want something better later.  A friend at work got the Fire which lets you download games, etc, which was great for the great-nieces (and me).  I do mainly use mine to read but the ability, with wi-fi, to watch movies is a great feature to have available.  There is apparently a version of office that is available but they tell me you wouldn't want to write the next great American novel on it.  The graphics are cool and the display is crisp and clear.  Additionally, while I wanted something that gave me some room to grow I don't need the latest and greatest but it did provide the most bang for my buck.  I have a smartphone and a laptop but not a tablet so for me this gave me the in-between that I was looking for.  And being Amazon-based I have a one-click option to buy e-books.  The one annoyance is that it isn't great outside; the screen is hard to read in sunlight.  I have a case that lets me shade the screen a bit but it does get on my nerves.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette


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it was super helpful (2.00 / 6)
and this is even better!  thank you very much.  i'm like you with the laptop and smartphone, but no reader.  so this sounds like the perfect thing. ;)

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yes (2.00 / 6)
ditto everything you said. I especially like the one-click ordering. So far, I've only DL free books, and still have a bunch on my Kindle I haven't read yet.

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oh also Kindles come from Amazon (2.00 / 6)
so you'll prolly be able to compare the different versions. I haven't checked lately, but my recollection is that the newest one doesn't come with ads. Mine does. Might be different now, but in most cases, you have to use the browsers Amazon offers, like the Amazon browser or the Maxathon browser, and most apps etc, and there's no ad block.  

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oh how cool (2.00 / 6)
i will definitely check on the ads.  we renewed our Prime subscription and i can't believe their Instant Video selection.  almost too good to be true, but i had to use an ad block on the BluRay.  you know how when Netflix started, that was like the best idea evah?  i think Amazon might be almost as good if you can stream a movie on Kindle (pretty sure it's do-able on Kindle Fire).  thanks again.

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yes you can stream movies (2.00 / 6)
through Amazon, but the problem for me personaly is they have a very tiny selection of closed captioned movies. Netflix is much better in terms of CC, but I don't find myself streaming that much.  

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I don't, either (on Kindle or otherwise) (2.00 / 7)
Maybe I'm just old (or old-fashioned) but I like the DVDs.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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I always google acronyms I don't know (2.00 / 3)
Almost always get answers high up in results. Often from Urban Dictionary.

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I'm on my PC now (2.00 / 16)
and see what you mean. It worked fine without the ; in Kindle.  

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&hearts; &hearts; &hearts; (2.00 / 7)
Thanks Jan, and good morning everyone.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

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Ha! (2.00 / 6)
I should have read the rest of the comments first :)

One more time ♥ ♥ ♥

Looks good in preview....

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


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I could make that bigger...I wonder how big... (2.00 / 7)
n/t.

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP

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Good question! (2.00 / 8)
I know that the big tags work but not how many you can nest. Wordpress, for example, ignores the second one. Be careful, little brother. We can't shrink a comment if you embiggenate us.


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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OMG, I failed you there for a moment (2.00 / 14)
So glad I caught it!

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Does anyone know how to add tags to a diary? (2.00 / 22)
The only one available to me seems to be "General". That is generally a bit too vague.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


I agree. (2.00 / 23)
Community and pootie tags are needed, if that isn't too pushy.  

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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Look up top under title (2.00 / 25)
Tags: (separate by commas)
Keywords that describe your diary.

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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I see "Tags: (All Tags) " (2.00 / 21)
But "All Tags" gives me a list of tags that have been used in the past for searching.

I wonder if only Editors (not contributors) can do tags.

Can you add "Check-in" for me?

And good morning!!!

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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hmmm -I'm not good at this (2.00 / 20)
will try  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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We can wait until one of the software guys wakes up. (2.00 / 19)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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wow - I can do it :) (2.00 / 22)
had no idea - what tags do you want other than community?

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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That is good enough for me. (2.00 / 21)
Thanks!!

(Hope I didn't make you think too hard before you had enough coffee.)

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Hey Sis - I'm here trying (2.00 / 20)
to puzzle out Jan's problem :)

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Hello, Denise. (2.00 / 12)
It's been a long time. I've been hiding. Hope all is well.

And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'tis that I may not weep.
                     -- Lord Byron


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Hi bleeding heart (2.00 / 10)
Fancy meeting you here.

Maybe I'll be better at keeping in touch here than I do with email.

It's so good to see you.


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Yes, that would be nice. (2.00 / 3)
I ended up not coming to NN11 or 12 as previously planned and missed my chance to meet you. You were on my short list of "targets," as I try to meet only a few and spend a touch more time.

Maybe someday ... but grateful to see you here.

And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'tis that I may not weep.
                     -- Lord Byron


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G'Mornin' ((JanFab and Fellow Mooqs)) (2.00 / 26)
30 degrees in beautiful scenic Bay City, Michigan. Might even hit 40 today. Have a wonderful one!
Photobucket

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

Good morning, Khloe! (2.00 / 21)
No stampedes this early. We ease into the day with a cup of coffee.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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I'm not sure about easing into the morning (2.00 / 23)
At this time of day I can see easing into the evening. So I don't confuse people, I am a third shifter. This is my evening.  

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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another late-nighter ;) (2.00 / 18)
very cool!  evening for me as well.  have a good one!

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Buenos días hermanita (2.00 / 17)
my this is exciting - finding so many familiar folks gathered here :)

I should have said good evening :)

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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mi amorcita (2.00 / 7)
HA, finding you here is the best thing ever!  good afternoon! i am so excited to be here.

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


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G'Mornin Raina (2.00 / 19)
You have an especially great day today!!

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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Morning! A mild Tuesday in the Hudson Valley. (2.00 / 22)
33 right now, going up to 45 (36 is the normal high). We are supposed to have 50s on the weekend!  Weeeee!  Time to break out the swim trunks.

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

heh - in my part of the HV (Saugerties) it's 29.8 °F (2.00 / 23)
which isn't mild for me. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Of couse I hate winter - and am only comfortable once tems get to 70 which is my idea of mild.

I'm a masochist for remaining in NY.  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Mornin' all (2.00 / 20)
a cool 30 in Nashvegas.

Morning (2.00 / 10)
Is that like Nashville-ish? You're cooler than we are this morning!

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Good morning! 39 and clear in Wilmington, NC. First cuppa Joe. (2.00 / 22)
Aahhh...

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

I've been 2 Wilmington (2.00 / 19)
daughter and I did some of the Dawson's Creek spots. Riverwalk and the video store among them.

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C'mon back, we'll show you more sights! Revolution just filmed (2.00 / 20)
an episode in our neighborhood one block from our house.  It was a hoot to watch.  The biggest crane I ever saw was parked in front of our house, they used it for a camera to film aerial shots.  Amazing to see all that goes into filming even one scene.

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

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Good morning - (2.00 / 27)
It's 30 here in the Shenandoah Valley, with an expected high of 50. Predicting 60's for the weekend, which I like, because I'll be working on a doghouse this weekend to match this garage...
South side finished.

I did the garage during the fall, but haven't finished the doghouse yet - life got in the way.

Off to earn a living. Have a good day, everybody.

No matter where you go, there you are...

Buckaroo Banzai


that's beautiful work nt (2.00 / 20)


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Ooooo. Very nice work, looks stunning! (2.00 / 15)
The dog will be living in the lap of luxury. Is there wood panelling inside the dog mansion, too?

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


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That is one good looking garage! eom (2.00 / 16)


"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

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buen dia (2.00 / 20)
75 degrees, raining, windy.  just finished work and off to take little ones to school.  then i'm going to crash out in bed and watch the last season of Breaking Bad until i fall asleep. ;)

have a great day and will catch up with you this afternoon.

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


75 degrees?? (2.00 / 16)
75 degrees?!

I will control my jealousy. I will control my jealousy. I get so ugly when I'm jealous.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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it's really unusual (2.00 / 4)
and scary, after reading Bill McKibben.  i lived in Chicago for a year and was very envious of people who can walk on snow and ice (even taking baby steps, i was muy nervosa!)  

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


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good morning fellow Mooq! (2.00 / 19)
temps in the once windy city are in the 20's and promising to hit a downright balmy 44? it feels odd for January but i'll take it , nonetheless. not at all a fan of winter, cold, dirty snow...don't get me started. :-(

i have a question about diary writing... when i begin a draft and save it, how do i find it again? oh and btw, i don't see a place for tags beneath the title.  

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


Go to My Moose (link at the top). (2.00 / 17)
Click on the Diaries tab. One of the links is for Drafts.

It took me 5 minutes to find it the first time I created a draft. I was hoping it hadn't accidentally posted!!

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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ok, i did that, thanks J. (2.00 / 19)
yeah, the saved draft looks as though it posted.
i know what you mean. :-0

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


It sure did!! (2.00 / 18)
You have to make sure you choose Draft vs Public before you save. You can edit it after it posts, though. So if you were going to say more you could. Or you could just chatter in the threads with us.

They ask that you don't delete posts because it deletes our brilliant comments. ;)

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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geez. what a way to start a career, eh. (2.00 / 18)
hell, the post already has 6 comments. raerely ever had such an immediately succesful post.  

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


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Ha!! (2.00 / 17)
It will probably be on the Rec list by mid-morning!! Maybe even promoted to the Front Page. ;)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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LOL! (2.00 / 16)
well, you're probably right.
it does have that infinite wisdom thing going for it..like The Gardner, ya know?

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


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Dobroye utro! (2.00 / 26)
Ah, what a lovely day. Cold as hell and I haven't had enough coffee yet, but I don't care.

I passed the last observation of my practicum!!!!!! (Just in time, because Friday's the drop-dead date, as spring classes start on Monday :)). So, all I have to do is finish my portfolio, pass my 4 classes this semester, and, in May, I will have a bachelor's degree in English with a Massachusetts Teaching License.

Oh, and Thursday's my 48th birthday :) Better late than never!



That's wonderful news, congratulations! (2.00 / 17)


Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


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Great job!! (2.00 / 17)
You have been busy. Pre-Happy Birthday to you.

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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Woohoo! Congratulations (2.00 / 13)
And early Happy Birthday.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Happy Birthday (2.00 / 15)
I had one of those 48ths on the November 6th last year.  Needless to say I didn't feel like going out to dinner and a movie, but I did get what I wanted.


"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


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Woot! Woot! So much admiration for all who are called to teach - (2.00 / 10)
I wish you much joy with your students, and thanks so much for doing it.

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Yikes (2.00 / 18)
Gave my first accidental "fail" rating! I guess I don't know my right from my left yet.  I Changed it, hope it didn't trigger any sirens or anything.

It's around 30 degrees in Chicago right now, mostly clear skies.  Headed up into the mid-forties today, and then in the fifties over the weekend. Creepy.

Good morning!



That FAIL was on my weather report, wasn't it? (2.00 / 21)
I felt a sharp pain but then it eased. ;)

It is not intuitive because FAIL should always be on the right.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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You were my first, yes (2.00 / 11)
I've done it a few times since. The muscle memory is strong in me.

Hope I've found them all!


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Good morninq Mooq! (2.00 / 17)


"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter

good morning Moose (2.00 / 17)
it's cold and cloudy in the desert, we are expecting rain today. We are still in drought although it isn't nearly as bad as it was a year ago.  

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

Morning, Mooqs! (2.00 / 20)
Warmer than usual and cloudy, but a break in the rain today. I am bringing my mother home today (she broke her hip Dec. 15th, and has been in the nursing home/rehab place trying to heal). This is going to be an adventure in who cracks first, me or her ;) I am only here for 2 more weeks, then I can go home because my daughter will take over. In a battle of stubbornness between my mom and my daughter, my money is on the kid. She's fierce! :)

So now I need to go make coffee and try to get enough energy to assemble a tub bench. Then grocery shopping, then pick up mom, bring her home, plop her down somewhere safe, and take a nice long nap. As Bubba would say, HA HA HA HA HA &c.

Anybody got a Xanax?

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


I do! (2.00 / 15)
They are about 4 years old though so you may need 10 or so. ;)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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sounds legit! (2.00 / 14)


mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

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Well if I am one thing, it's (2.00 / 16)
legit! Or is it sparkly? Sometimes I can't make up my mind.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Glittery maybe? (2.00 / 13)


"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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Glittery fo sho! (2.00 / 12)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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I have some too (2.00 / 12)
I make sure I always stock up. Dealing with panic/anxiety attacks is no fun, so I like having them on hand.  

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Good morning everyone! (2.00 / 18)
First full day in the land of the moose.

We're spending some time in Disney's campground in our r.v.  Beautiful day today. 80's and sunny.

Hope you all have a great day.  


Good morning to all. Coolish here in mid-Missouri today. Thursday's (2.00 / 18)
forecast is for rain and a high in the 60s!  Just not right -- should have snow up to my knees.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

Sunny (2.00 / 17)
and fucking cold.

Carry on....

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


No snow? (2.00 / 11)
:: runs and hides ::

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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That was cold, JanF, just cold. (2.00 / 6)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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My IOU from yesterday (with bonus pootie if you can find him). (2.00 / 7)
2013-01-07_08-32-36_780_zpsc58d9b4b

Hopefully you can click on to embiggen.  (Original is too big and I'm about to get busted blogging at work.)  :)

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette


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And here's my very own "ceiling cat" ... sort of (2.00 / 6)
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"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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28 degrees in Detroit, supposedly 52 on Saturday (2.00 / 18)
Nice to see you all here.

Ha (2.00 / 8)
At first I gave you a Fail.  LOL

From looking at some of the comments it looks like that happens a lot at first.

The weather channel has 60 listed for Saturday.  I like their prediction better.  Kind of makes me want to get outside.


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Well 28 degrees is sort of a fail (2.00 / 4)
As for the weekend I heard they raised the anticipated high since I checked this morning.  Although, not to quibble over 1 degree I heard 61.

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My bike is in, my bike is in! (2.00 / 19)
I got a bike-in-potentia for Christmas in the form of a gift-card; went and ordered it Sunday before last. It came in yesterday. We'll pick it up today.

It's not a racing bike or anything - I have to sit somewhat upright for old-lady-creaky-back reasons - but it does have actual suspension and all. At the ripe old age of 50 it's my very first ever bike-shop bike.

So stoked!

Oh, yeah, and it's cold here. But I plan to ride the damn thing anyway. Because.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Exciting! (2.00 / 15)
And you will warm up fast enough once you get moving. Tried playing tennis in 24 degree weather and my body was fine, but my hands were frozen to the racquet. Wear nice warm gloves! :)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

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It is so exciting (2.00 / 8)
I'm like a kid who can't wait for time to go get my new toy.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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well I re-scheduled the appt (2.00 / 16)
I remembered just a while ago that I was supposed to fast for blood work, already broke it.

Steady drizzle right now. Worst is supposed to come around noon. They predicted 7" last night, but amended to 3" now. Yikes.  


I'm supposed to go in for my blood work too. (2.00 / 14)
I keep forgetting to stop by the clinic in the morning.  Fortunately, I don't need an appointment.  But then again, maybe that's why I keep putting it off.

Stay dry, raina!


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Aree you in southeast Texas? The Houston area and to the north (2.00 / 15)
and west of the city are supposed to be hammered today.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

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yup near San Antonio (2.00 / 15)
saw the local news this am

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Well, hi Raina. I lived in Houston for 34 years, left in 2000, and (2.00 / 4)
still miss it every day.  Too many Texas politicians may be certifiably nuts but I met so many warm, wonderful people there. Hope you don't get too wet (altho' God knows you could use the water).

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

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thanks (2.00 / 2)
drizzled on and off all day. Thunderstorms haven't materialized yet.  

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Goooooood Morning Moooqeqnam (2.00 / 19)

The sun is just peaking over the horizon here, and I've been up since my eyes cant stay closed past 5:47 anymore.  Anyone else wake up at the absolute same time everyday?  It's 45 degrees in my neck of the woods and it looks to be a lovely day.

"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


not exact same time (2.00 / 16)
but I've been waking up around 7ish on my own. If I'm still sleeping, the dogs make sure to wake me up. They've started to connect the not-husband leaving for work with feeding time. Annoying. LOL.  

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Elina Garanca and Anna Netrebko are two of my (2.00 / 14)
favorite opera stars.  Elina is the best Carmen ever.  I wish I could listen to this here at work, but I don't want to turn the sound on.

Oh well, I'll have to wait 'til I get home :-(

Tomorrow night is the Metropolitan Opera simulcast rerun, showing Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera.  I'll be going with my stepfather.


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I maybe should repost this diary (2.00 / 16)
http://www.motleymoose.com/sho...

Since everyone is re-introducing themselves and all, you comment about your stepfather made me remember.  I got culture fed through my ears as a young man by one of my House Moms in that diary.  She would pack us kids up in her 71ish Lincoln stationbattlewagon and we'd go to the opera the ballet she and my daughter still go 4 or 5 times a year.  Taste isn't something you're always born with you gotta develop it.

"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


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My stepfather's words (almost) exactly (2.00 / 12)
Taste isn't something you're always born with you gotta develop it.

He loves opera, but didn't want to go alone, so about 3 years ago, he dragged me to see Carmen with him.

I LOVED it.

Also, loved the diary you linked to.  My stepfather is also a Jim from Iowa.



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I went ahead and reposted it (2.00 / 10)
Give the new Mooq a chance to play in a lounge.

"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


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Did ya'll catch the crazy train last night with Alex Jones (2.00 / 17)

Maybe I'm tripping, but is the other reason this dudes needs guns to shoot Black folks?  I mean outside of going one on one with the US Army?  I gotta ask, how come people get to threaten the govt, and buy guns and ammo?  

"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


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No, it's not you. (2.00 / 9)
That dude is flaming bonkers. And rude. And out of control. And desperately needs those pills he fears so much.

However, watching it is kinda like tripping, I think. I never did psychedelics, but my head moved into an alternate universe listening to him.

IMHO, he seems ready to shoot just about anybody. I even jumped a bit when he reached for Piers' sheet of paper.

And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'tis that I may not weep.
                     -- Lord Byron


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very cool (2.00 / 5)
how'd you do that, Adept?  i mean, pictures and video are posted like we would anywhere?

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Yes (2.00 / 5)
You need to be mindful to select "old code" when embedding videos, but aside from that works the same : )  

"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


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this is a real advertisement... (2.00 / 8)

I'm pretty much speechless...the rest of the story here.

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP


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GLEN!! (2.00 / 7)
HAHAHAHAHA!!!  i saw remembrance this morning and have been hoping to see you, too.  this must be heaven. ;)

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This is like some film... (2.00 / 8)
...after some tragic massacre and diaspora, when long lost relatives and friends get reunited.

Glen has been on the Moose sporadically since September 2011 and the boycott. But lovely to see two friends find each other here.  

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'


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hey...you got in the middle of our hug... (2.00 / 8)
oh well...group hug. :7)

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP

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Yup. Nothing sneakier and more satisfying (2.00 / 6)
...than getting into that hug.  

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'

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incredible (2.00 / 6)
many thanks to you . . . i'm really happy to have found some of my long-lost peeps here. ;)

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glad to see you here too... (2.00 / 5)
I hope you plan on staying out of trouble...I know how you are. ;7)

you will enjoy this place...very civil...very purple...great and reasonable conversation.

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP


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mmm-hmm (2.00 / 5)
you, too.  i left my troubles where they called me out and i'm not looking back.  

this seems to be a very chill place. perfect for civil discussions we couldn't have before.  

i didn't know until last weekend, but since 2011? i remember that time and it's never been the same.  re-meeting old friends here has been so cool. ;)

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Sunny 30 deg far west Chicago suburbs (2.00 / 17)
It's supposed to keep getting warmer through the week.

I started my diet yesterday after gaining 20 pounds over the past 4 months.  People have been bringing in their leftover holiday treats, and it's really hard to pass them up.  

Someone even brought in a big bag of malted milk balls.  I have to admit, I don't know when malted milk balls were ever considered a Christmas holiday treat.  But whether leftover from Christmas or Halloween, they're calling my name.

Must.RESIST!!


29° on Pikes Peak and partly sunny. (2.00 / 18)
It's trash day in the Pike National Forest, so I'd better scramble around and haul things out to the street.

Especially the used litter. [holds nose]

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu


Good morning, Nurse Kelley. (2.00 / 14)
Yes, please take care of that litter box.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Good morning (2.00 / 9)
Followed a few refugees over here yesterday (thanks to those who left links in their comments on that other site).  Just kind of getting my feet wet.  Seeing a lot of familiar faces.  Definitely need more coffee and time to get used to the interface though.

Good morning/afternoon/evening all ye People of the Moose (2.00 / 15)
For some reason I feel compelled to inform you that I just turned 70 on New Year's Eve. I needed a little assistance getting to my birthday party, but it was a blast.
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ha! (2.00 / 11)
happy belated birthday!

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Well, that just makes your birthday last longer. (2.00 / 11)
Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!

And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'tis that I may not weep.
                     -- Lord Byron


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Happy birthday, urso! (2.00 / 8)
Glad to see you here.



Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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But you look oh-so-elegant nonetheless! ;-) (2.00 / 7)
Happy Birthday! As we so lovingly say in my family...halfway to 140!

May 2013 be a wondrous year of joy and blessings.

Love,
ear

Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.


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earicicle (2.00 / 7)
gimme hugs!  i'm so, so happy to see you here!

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Hugs!!! (2.00 / 7)
Why, it's just so friendly around these parts! Is this the same Internetz, or did Al Gore invent a new one without sending me the memo?

Lovely to see you, too, Avila! xoxo...

Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.


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+4 (2.00 / 6)
Why, it's just so friendly around these parts! Is this the same Internetz, or did Al Gore invent a new one without sending me the memo?


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Happy Birthday Urso! (2.00 / 2)
You look like a new face, but it has been a trifle hectic so forgive me if I repeat myself.

Welcome to the Moose, bring your carnivorous claws on in and make yourself at home. We could use some help with the beer kegs from time to time and from the looks of you you can carry one under an arm, don't be surprised if you get volunteered.

:~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Good morning. (2.00 / 13)
My best to all.

And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'tis that I may not weep.
                     -- Lord Byron


Good morning bleeding heart..... (2.00 / 13)
It's very nice to "see" you again.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

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Hi princesspat! (2.00 / 13)
I did go pretty much underground. Lots of life that I didn't plan and much time dedicated to WI.

I have thought of you often and wondered how you were doing -- as I dashed elsewhere or sunk into a funk. (I'm quite versatile)

And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'tis that I may not weep.
                     -- Lord Byron


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Accident or on purpose? (2.00 / 10)
In an article from TPM today: Poll: Christie's Approval Rating In New Jersey Hits 73 Percent:
The outsized political bump awarded to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) following Hurricane Sandy has not let up, according to a poll released Monday.

and

Moreover, 61 percent of New Jersey voters believe the state is on the right track - an impressive figure in the wake of a devastating natural disaster and perhaps an affirmation of Christie's post-Sandy stewardship.

The news was depressing (73% ... in a "blue" state ... WTH??) but the presentation made me chuckle.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


That's where you all went. Transmogrified and transmoogrified (2.00 / 13)
Transmogrified.
to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect

Now given that some of us were training the mystic ways of the orange doo-hickey, I propose a prolonged discussion of whether the definition can be divided into two, to mean
transmogrify,
to change and alter greatly [as a result of ]grotesque effect [elsewhere]

transmoosgrify,
to change and alter greatly [in search of] humourous effect [elsewhere, as in becoming purple and moosish]

Bluestateredhead, formerly know as professor of analytical linguistics at a thread formerly resident in the place where oranges grow and pies flourish.


Hello, BSRH!! (2.00 / 11)
Glad to see you found your password!! Your analysis of our linguistics (and our linguini, if you wander over to the F Bomb where the foodies hang out) is most welcome.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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"Transmogrify" is one of those sadly neglected wonder-words (2.00 / 12)
that just feel good in one's mouth. Thanks for using it and transmogrifying it!

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Anyone else find FAQ is and is not a 404 (2.00 / 11)
Clicking FAQ on bottom of this thread gets nowhere.
Clicking FAQ on tabs at top of the nowhere message gets to FAQ.
Does any one know if the tips in the thread expand on the FAQ's instructions for embeds, edits and the like?
My learning curve is faster if I can go to a onestop shopping place, especially for embeds.  

Oops! (2.00 / 11)
The FAQ link at the top of the page does work.  I'll let our tech guys know about the one at the bottom.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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Wow. great customer service you moose offer.not motley. nt. (2.00 / 5)


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where and how and (2.00 / 12)
i have a million questions.  no idea that others were feeling the burnout or just that sense of things amiss.  i don't know where to start reading, but thank you SO much for this wonderful, warm, lovely place.

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You found a good starting point! (2.00 / 11)
Check-in then go to the Recent Diaries list. It does not scroll off so quickly that you can't find the last couple of days diaries.

I have been enveloped in a warm purple hue for several days now. Let it roll over you and you will find that 999,999 of those million questions aren't as important anymore.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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a more perfect answer (2.00 / 9)
could not exist.  thank you so much, dearest Jan.

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A little mid-day news: (2.00 / 15)
From America's Finest News Source: Frustrated Wayne LaPierre Thought Murder Of 20 Children By Crazed Gunman Would Have Blown Over By Now:
Noting that the massacre was "almost a month ago" and that all of the victims had been laid to rest, the frustrated lobbyist said he couldn't help but think the nation's continued efforts to mourn victims and its protracted discussions of gun control were "a little much" at this point.

"I get that this horrible thing happened and all these kids are dead now, but honestly, how long are we going to keep talking about this?" the gun advocate said as he scanned a recent editorial on weapons permits, adding that "enough's enough, you know?" "Everywhere I go it's Newtown this, Newtown that. Meanwhile, it's 2013, and we're still talking about some shooting that happened last year. Seriously, move on already."

Satire that hits too close to home.

Another take on the NRA: Giffords and Kelly: Fighting gun violence:

Forget the boogeyman of big, bad government coming to dispossess you of your firearms. As a Western woman and a Persian Gulf War combat veteran who have exercised our Second Amendment rights, we don't want to take away your guns any more than we want to give up the two guns we have locked in a safe at home. What we do want is what the majority of NRA members and other Americans want: responsible changes in our laws to require responsible gun ownership and reduce gun violence.

We saw from the NRA leadership's defiant and unsympathetic response to the Newtown, Conn., massacre that winning even the most common-sense reforms will require a fight. But whether it has been in campaigns or in Congress, in combat or in space, fighting for what we believe in has always been what we do.



Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Wow. 'NOT The Onion' warning needed for LaPierre's remark. (2.00 / 7)
Not because there's anything funny about what he said; it's just surreal. Words fail me.

OTOH, I couldn't be prouder of Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelley. I look forward to POTUS & Joe Biden putting forward a strong package of sensible gun regulation measures. And I think every Congress member who wants to vote NO should have to explain why to Gabby Giffords' face.

Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.


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The top one *is* The Onion ... America's Finest News Source. :) (2.00 / 8)
But given what Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelley said about the disconnect of LaPierre, it is hard to tell which is real and which is satire.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Oops. (2.00 / 8)
Migraine has dropped my IQ to single digits. I didn't click through to the linky. Thanks for clarifying!

With LaPierre, it is hard to tell. Especially after watching his delusional post-Newtown news conference.

Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.


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The Gifford move seems very important to me (2.00 / 9)
Big news in the British Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worl...

I hope one of the new Mooq diaries something about this soon

/hint hint

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'


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I believe it to be very important also. (2.00 / 8)
If the NRA membership can be convinced that the NRA has almost nothing to do with protecting individual's gun rights and everything to do with protecting the profits of gun manufacturers, we can reduce their power to that of any other lobbyist. Right now they have outsize influence akin to that of Grover Norquist's ATF.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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NOT The Onion (2.00 / 14)
Poll: Congress Less Popular Than Root Canals, Nickelback, Donald Trump:
American voters have a higher opinion of root canals, Canadian rock band Nickelback, head lice, colonoscopies, Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan, France, real estate mogul Donald Trump and cockroaches than they do of Congress.

Congress, which registered a paltry favorability rating of 9 percent in the survey, is still more popular than telemarketers, ebola, North Korea, troubled actress Lindsey Lohan, communism, meth labs and disgraced former politician John Edwards.


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Thank you for this Jan (2.00 / 10)
I haven't laughed so hard in a month!  

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Can someone explain to me the anti-Nickelback thing? (2.00 / 10)
There are certainly worse bands out there (boy bands, Spice Girls, anyone?).

(And, yes, I happen to like some of their stuff, so there.)  :P

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette


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Yeah (2.00 / 8)
I didn't get that part either.

My daughter has never liked them but I like some of their songs.


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This is so full of win. (2.00 / 8)
Bummer for Lindsey and John Edwards, though. You really know your PR is bad when Congress is more popular than you are.

This would make a great parlor game: Rank all of the above, in descending order of favorability. What would garner your highest approval rating, and what would get your lowest? Obviously, France is actually fabulous, and shoots straight to the top of any non-TeabagNutjobLouisGohmert's list. Hmmm...lemme try:

>France. D'uh!
>Genghis Khan. Mongolia...gorgeous country; gotta love a nice yurt.
>colonoscopies. So not a big deal guys; much better than cancer. TRUST.
>communism. Theory, okay; practice; could use work.
>Nickelback. Don't know 'em; how bad could they be?
>Lindsey Lohan. I feel bad for this girl. I blame her parents.
>John Edwards. Keep it in your pants, esp. when your wife has cancer.
>telemarketers. Leave. Me. Alone.
>North Korea. Starving your own people. Not cool.
>Congress. We're paying you to do a job. Do it.
>Donald Trump. Shut your piehole.
>Ebola. Not the way to die.
>root canals. Once was enough. Actually, once was too much.
>meth labs. Definition of 'don't try this at home.'
>head lice. Oh, HELL no.
>cockroaches. Giant, flying, & ubiquitous in Hawaii. My childhood terror.

So I have a bad headache this afternoon, and this is about my max productivity level. I hope this is Moose-appropriate! Thanks for posting the poll, JanF.

Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.


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"Mooqacious" (2.00 / 12)
Win.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

Andrew Sullivan has an interesting analysis.... (2.00 / 10)
The Long Game, Revisited

Now that Obama has taken the tax rate issue off the table, all we know about US public opinion and the popularity of entitlements suggests that Obama has strategized to make the American government structurally more progressive, with defense being cut hard. Yglesias, who produced the graph above, notes:

I recently read David Karol's Party Position Change in American Politics which reveals that the politics of the defense budget is one of the most frequently flip-flopped non-procedural issues in modern politics. It's one where party leaders seem relatively unconstrained by constituency group commitments or ideology, and fairly free to engage in freelance gambits of various kinds. So given the gap between current polling and current elite positioning, it's a place where we might expect to see some surprisingly rapid changes.

How about back to the levels of Reagan in 1984 at the height of the Cold War, for example?


http://andrewsullivan.thedaily...

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Late to the party, but checking in all the same (2.00 / 8)
My my so much wordy goodness to delve into! I've been pursuing the banquet offerings all day...Well in between bouts of getting sewing and crocheting projects/orders done. Nice to have the purple hue world to come to with my tea cup in hand!  

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  

Never late, always welcome. (2.00 / 1)
Moose have long memories and breath deeply of life. There is time and there is room.

Welcome to the Moose, LOFC!

There has been knitting porn tossed about and someone seem to be spinning yarns about wool in one of these threads, so you should feel right at home. We never have too many tea cozies, something with antlers that can fit over a samovar would look good on that contraption if you feel inclined. ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Rain predicted tomorrow (2.00 / 5)
And then unusually warm for a few days. I can deal with this.

Morning Jan :) (2.00 / 2)
Finally found my password for here ~ good to see you

Hey! (2.00 / 1)
Great to see you!! These check-ins tend to get on the rec list but there is a new one every day. I can't promise when it will post (no Schedule option here) but usually between 5am and 5:30am Central which is when I can break from my early morning work to post.

Today's is here. Check in so peeps can find you!!

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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There is a schedule option when you write an article, (2.00 / 2)
(diary, whatever). Down below the bottom text frame:

Publish:
Now - Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:58:03 AM EST
On this Date:       @   :
 
 

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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I think that is only available to Editors. (2.00 / 2)
I suspect there are two levels of diarists: Editors and Contributors.

We don't see what you see there nor can we add tags to our diaries (as I pointed out yesterday).

No big deal! You gotta have some way to keep the rabble from mucking up your site. ;) I could see that being abused big-time by a spammer.

I wouldn't mind the tags being opened up to us, though. If there ends up being a fair amount of posting here, it will help when we are searching for our previously brilliant words.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Technomoose will no doubt look into it. (2.00 / 2)
Using a stock platform limits some abilities to customize. I am not sure about these things, whether there are tweaks and twiddles we can do, or why the coders put some restrictions where they did.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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I changed your setting to Guest Blogger (2.00 / 2)
(you seem like a responsible adult ;~), which should give you that level of control. Lemme know how that works.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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Don't start spreading tales about me!!! (2.00 / 2)
"Responsible adult"? Harumph!!

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Let me guess, (2.00 / 1)
Finally found my password for here

on a post-it note? ;~)

The continued use of passwords for authentication demonstrates the difference between purist and pragmatist. Twenty (very) odd years ago when I was fairly new in information security and learning what ropes we had then it was extremely common to hear how simple passwords would never work if the Intertoobs were to grow. Two-factor auth where everyone had a keyfob providing pseudo-random numbers was absolutely necessary ("and don't suggest otherwise n00b, you just don't understand!!").

The continued existence of the 'Net, the billions of dollars exchanged with nothing more than a short string (see: eBay, Amazon, your bank account...) - these things are not happening, despite evidence to the contrary. How can The Experts (get off my lawn!) be wrong?

Politics is much the same.

Many Political Experts - smart folks, great resumes, huge experience, voluminous supporting data - are wrong. Not just incorrect: flat, completely, historically wrong.

So goes my centrist political pragmatism. The world is more complex, people and politics are more complex, than the greatest minds and experience can predict. Fractals have nothing on the possible detail in human affairs. Every Political Expert's definitive projection about the future consequences of current policies is within a cupid's arrow of being as adorably naive in retrospect as a toddler's letter block engineering.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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