Wednesday Morning Herd Check-in and Thread to Mooz Around In

by: JanF

Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:14:04 AM EST





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

JanF :: Wednesday Morning Herd Check-in and Thread to Mooz Around In
If you are new to the Moose, Kysen left 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.

Some stuff I figured out:
- If you just joined, there may be 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. There will be a 24 hour wait to rate and build a sig line. 48 hour wait to write an article (diary).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 ROCKS! It 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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32 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 44)


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


Morning, folks... (1.98 / 40)
28 here, with an expected high of 55. Iriti got her new bike yesterday - definitely a cool bike. A hybrid road/trail bike. And it actually fits her - amazing what a bike shop that knows what they're doing can accomplish.

Friday I'm going to the county clerk's office in the county we have our land in to get the building permit for my workshop. Then my fun starts...

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

Buckaroo Banzai


iriti's new bike (2.00 / 36)
Is wicked cool. My first ever bike shop bike! I'm so excited, I rode it around the parking lot. Concluded it was a tad cold to ride a bike, then rode it some more.

iriti, her new bike, and the Nurse Kelley honorary bike helmet:

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Sooooooo cute!!! (2.00 / 30)
::waves::

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Thank you! (2.00 / 29)
I love it. And it has suspension in the seat and front forks so when I ride on gravel and such things will be a lot smoother.

Plus, it shifts like a dream. My old bike would kind of clunk and jump between gears. This one, you barely know it shifted.

I opted for a hybrid/comfort bike because I need to sit upright. Don't care about aerodynamics as much as I care about my back being able to handle a significant amount of time on the bike.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Now THAT is fierce! (2.00 / 28)


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

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Lookin' good, iriti! (2.00 / 7)
Please don't wear the helmet just when I'm looking. :)

"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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great bike! something I have never understood (2.00 / 26)
about bikes and gender,  "Girls" bikes are missing that bar in the middle - that "boys" bikes have.

Yet if a male person is riding a bike with a bar it must be quite painful if they should go over a bump and land on the bar (direct hit to the groin area) You would think it would be the reverse.

"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 dunno (2.00 / 24)
but I think it has to do with us dainty things being able to get on and off in a skirt in the olden days.

I've had the same wonderment about the bar on men's bikes before. I've had men's bikes and there isn't much difference except in seat configuration and the bar thing. Me, I like the fact that women's bikes usually have better colors.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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I rode a boy's bike once and hit that bar (2.00 / 6)
I can't see how that bar is good for men oe women.  

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You two go very well together :-), Very nice looking bike, (2.00 / 22)
I hope you have a lot of fun with it!

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


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OMG WANT!! (2.00 / 20)
I've been wanting a bike for YEARS now. I need to go into the local shop and see how much I'll have to bleed for one. That looks beautiful, iriti!

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I saw that picture and (2.00 / 12)
meant to comment, so thanks for it again. Wicked nice bike. And, yes, one that fits is even better.

Good color, too.

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


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Good morning all. 52 here and today it's back to Italian class (2.00 / 34)
after a holiday break.  Ciao, ci vediamo!

"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!

Good morning, all. It's forty (2.00 / 33)
degrees here. Hope it's a good day for all.

Howdy! (2.00 / 32)
36 going to 40 something. We know what that means, right? ::sigh::  As of 7:25, first day kidless in almost 3 weeks. Time to break out the bons bons and hit the couch to watch "Keeping Up With the Kardasians".  

I KID!

I am actually dying to finish organizing all of my household paperwork, I have already cleaned out 2102 and set up my current system, and am now completely purging and gutting my long tern stuff.  I love it! I am such a weirdo, I know. o_O

Have a good one!


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


Does it mean "No snow for kirbybruno"? (2.00 / 29)
I should post a picture of some of our 14 ft tall snowbanks that we have to peer around to check traffic.

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


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Why do you hate me (2.00 / 26)
Jan, why?????

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Haters gotta hate! :) (2.00 / 8)


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


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I vote for the couch and the bon bons (2.00 / 26)
Though I would recommend giving the Kardashians a miss.

Re: the paperwork. Yes. You are a weirdo. Paperwork. Ick.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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22.2 °F in Saugeties NY (2.00 / 35)
skies are grey

Spending the morning rying to figger out what to do about a giant barn rat that has decided to invade my pantry.  My cats seem to be fascinated by it - but since it is larger than their usual gifts of mice they haven't demolished it.

ARGH!

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


ARGH!!! (2.00 / 27)
I share in your ARGH!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Yikes! (2.00 / 30)
I hope you had a cup of coffee before being confronted with that domestic disturbance.

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


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several :) (2.00 / 27)
perils of country living -racoons, field rats, coyotes.

Oh and skunks.  Nothing worse than when the dogs get skunked.

"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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skunked dogs (2.00 / 23)
been there. Boy do they smell! One of my dogs is very affectionate & I'd say luv u too but stay away from me.



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my late, lamented Siberian husky (2.00 / 14)
never did figure out that chasing skunks resulted in clouds of perfume.

I found that washing with white vinegar worked well, Cheaper and less messy than the tomato juice often recommended, although the dog didn't like either one. Tough.

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


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I don't use tomato juice anymore - when they shake the whole room (2.00 / 14)
gets painted :)

I use a combo of baking soda, peroxide and some Dawn dish detergent.

Vinegar works too.
I just wish the dogs would stop trying to play with skunks - I think they think that skunks are cats with fluffy tails.


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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
I use a combo of baking soda, peroxide and some Dawn dish detergent. (2.00 / 12)
that's what the nothusband used too. Can't say it worked that well. Reduced the scent, yes, but not completely.  

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It could be! (2.00 / 1)


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


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True story (2.00 / 10)
When I lived in Ohio a skunk sprayed our dog.  I called the vet and he told me to use Massengill disposable douche.  He said it would take care of the smell and not dry out her skin - just pour it on and leave it for a few hours, then give her a bath.  I went to the store and brought six boxes to the cashier.  She gave me a really strange look and I said, "It's for my dog".  Then she looked at me with the most horrified expression.  I was laughing so hard I could not even talk to explain it was for a skunk spray.  She is probably still telling people about the crazy lady with the doggy douche.

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Ok, that is funny as hell.. (2.00 / 10)
I can't help but visualize your vet, after you left, reaching to open the cabinet door, pen in hand, to access the secret list taped on the inside:

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/grin

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Any chance of getting your hands on a live trap? (2.00 / 23)
My cat tends to eat what she catches, but pantry is not a good place for butchered rat, I would think. I would try to catch it in a trap and put it out, cats might be more likely to go after it then. My former landlord once found a HUUGGEE dead rat under my office window. Since that is where my cat always went in and out of the house, she must have killed it before it got into the house (window was always open so Mimi (cat)could go in and out at will). I had forgotten that those critters can get really BIG, it was almost as big as the cat - and she is a pretty good size and solid. Yikes! She didn't eat that one! Good luck with solving the problem.

Cheers, translatorpro

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


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I'm not sure what a live trap is - for a rat almost the size of a cat (2.00 / 20)
but will see if I can get one somewhere.

"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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If it's that big, you might ask a local animal shelter if (2.00 / 19)
you could borrow a cat trap - trick will be keeping the cats from being caught in it first. Maybe this will help.

http://www.havahart.com/advice...


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


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The Raccoon have declared Jihad on me (2.00 / 30)
And they roam in gangs and throw up gang signs at me even when we're not in my backyard.  It was my mistake they were only using my backyard as a transit space, but one of them startled me a while back and I threw a lemon at it.  Even though he caught it and laughed at me he brought his clan in and it's been nothing but guerrilla warfare since.  

I know varmints are bad in a farm setting but I couldn't help thinking of, of Templeton!

 

"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!


[ Parent ]
heh - a racoon jihad (2.00 / 26)
that's what happens here - they go after the chickens eggs.

They are completely unafraid of my dogs. We've tried to run them off with buckshot. But they keep coming back.  

"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 would say that's what you get for living in the sticks but (2.00 / 25)
while living in downtown Burlington the neighbor's cat that I thought had gotten really fat was actually a raccoon.  And there were two of them eating the cat food I left out for a stray.

Then there's the one that ambled across the street one night.

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


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Rats get into my attic rarely (2.00 / 13)
So I ordered a Raticator on Amazon and one of the little mouse indicators too.

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Yikes! (2.00 / 6)
I would be on the highest counter available.

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good morning fellow Mooq! (2.00 / 30)
it's 20 on the lakefront  and promising a high 40, with lots of sunshine.
with all this light, how will my S.A.D. ever kick in?

will be keeping my distance from the article template today.
i'm not sure if i'll never live up to that first one, or never live it down. :-o

peace.

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


Yeah, I wouldn't even try. (2.00 / 25)
That was epic.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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One of the most popular diaries of all-time on the GOS (2.00 / 29)
was the post by glower with the title "Ways in Which John McCain is like Ted Kennedy". It was posted on 08/28/2009 ... after Teddy Kennedy's death and "referring to" some particularly obnoxious statement by John McCain.

The diary was blank. It got 896 recs and was hotlisted 33 times.

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


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i would have rec'd it too, if i was around then. brilliant. (2.00 / 26)


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


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I remember that one well. (2.00 / 26)
An excellent commentary on whatever insane thing had dropped from McOffMyLawn's mouth. I heartily tipped & rec'd.

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

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Would someone please tell me what "Mooq" is? (2.00 / 28)
Thanks!

"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!

It is the plural of Moose. (2.00 / 29)
I believe its origin was from Aji.

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


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Thanks, didn't know. n/t (1.95 / 21)


"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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Correction!! (2.00 / 12)
You will note that the diary is fixed.

We had our first "cultural confusion". I blame the British. ;)

Mooz (singular) or Moozoog (plural)

Herewithandhenceforth: We Be "Mooz"

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


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Good morning everyone! (2.00 / 28)
We're sitting in our r.v. In Disney World where it's going to be 83 today. Sorry.  

83 (1.97 / 29)
You're taunting me, right?

Can I bring my new bike down there so I can take it for a nice long ride?

Enjoy Disney World

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Come on down. (2.00 / 27)
There's plenty of room to ride your bike.  

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20, on our way to a 'warm'--for VT in Jan--44. (2.00 / 26)
You'd better be sorry! ;-)

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

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I'd just like some of the snow mounds to lessen. (2.00 / 27)
And the stuff on my patio overhang to go away.

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

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All hail the January Thaw!!! (2.00 / 23)


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

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Disappointed in the thaw. (2.00 / 13)
Overcast and not that warm today.  And the wind is whipping.

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

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No kidding. (2.00 / 12)
This Hawaiian needs SUN! Just trying to pretend that roaring wind sound I hear outside right now is actually rolling surf. Not working...

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

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Fort Wilderness? (2.00 / 21)
We have stayed in FW using every mode: tent, RV and cabin.

Complete and shameless DW whores. When we lived in FLA for a few years we approached (but did not arrive at) a place where we may have almost begun to tire of the place.

Enjoy!

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


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good morning Mooq (2.00 / 26)
it's 42 and cloudy in the desert. We are forecast for rain later today which we need desperately. If any actually falls I'll be sure to let everyone know.  

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

Mornin' all. It's 36 here in Columbia with highs forecast for (2.00 / 25)
the next 3 days in the 50s-60s with rain tomorrow.  I need to stay away from the computer today to do stuff, like clean house.  I'd much rather be here.

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

Travel day for me ... (2.00 / 22)
Will check back this afternoon!!

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


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Safe travels! (2.00 / 13)
Your day is well underway and mine is just getting started. I haven't figured out the time stamp yet, but I do know it's still morning in the PNW.

44° and raining in my world today.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


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Good Morning (2.00 / 24)

It's cold to me, but the stargazer has no cold only bad clothes.  about 40 mid degrees going up to mid 60's.  I know places where it's really cold are shaking their heads at me but we So. Cal people are spoiled.

I sometimes wonder what would happen if we lost regional power at night, would the sight of the actual sky scare people.  I think the next "cause" I'm going to support is to help people understand and limit light pollution.  

"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!


What does American English sound like to Italians? (2.00 / 17)

I'd like to hear one of these from people all over the world.

"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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Good afternoon, fellow mooq! (I'm on CET) (2.00 / 26)
High of 6°C* today in southern Germany, already past, possible snow flurries tonight. Since I work at home, it's no biggie. I really don't like snow and won't drive in it. My excuse? Native Californian...

*6 degrees celsius (C) = 42.8 degrees fahrenheit (F)  

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


mornin, meeses. (2.00 / 24)
long day today... gotta hump it down to San Diego for a meeting.

You are too too kind not to tell us the temperature at SD (2.00 / 23)
Just let us in the parka and mitten zones imagine. That way you don't get to say
HAHAHA.

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Off to see the dr. for the first of many visits. (2.00 / 23)
If all works well, bye bye persistent sinus headaches, less eye strain when viewing computer, more time with you guys....here's hoping.  


Good luck with the headaches, (2.00 / 19)
I found relief with nortriptyline, it is a low dose tricyclic antidepressant, although our headaches are probably different in nature. This med is taken every day to prevent the headache from occurring. I've had a good response so far.  

" "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning to dance in the rain." ~ Vivanne Grenne "

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my old sweet song . . . (2.00 / 14)
do you drink enough water? Dehydration causes headaches, and we're all dehydrated from living in heated winter climates (except for those currently at Disneyworld). Two liters a day. Just to be sure.

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

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I do drink, but two litres, that's a lot for any body. (2.00 / 1)
Can I adjust for my small frame of just over 100 lbs?

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Hi, BSRH! (2.00 / 1)
We seem to keep missing finding each other enblog.

Hope you are feeling better today!!

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


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50s currently (2.00 / 20)
most of the rain came last night. No flooding, just puddles here & there.

Goood morning, everybody (2.00 / 18)
42º and cloudy.  The construction in the building here at work is starting to wear on my nerves.  "Ohhhhmmmm"... I'll try to think of flowers instead.  How about some spring crocus to look forward to?:

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Sunshine in Chicago (2.00 / 16)
http://youtu.be/BLpX1yKYatM

Forties again today. Looking good.

My wife and I are heading to NYC this week where it's supposed to be in the fifties. :)  So excited to have reservations at Red Rooster in Harlem. I've been dying to eat there since reading Marcus Samuelsson's (the chef) excellent memoir Yes, Chef. I've been studying the menu online pretty hard.


David Horsey, in the LA Times (2.00 / 16)
The combination of his cartoons and commentary are always a good read....

In the trench warfare that characterizes politics in the nation's capital these days, Chuck Hagel is like a soldier stuck in no-man's land, getting shot at from both sides.
~snip~

And so, though not much has been said about it, yet, it is likely that the biggest behind-the-scenes resistance to Hagel will come from defense contractors and people within the Pentagon who think bloat is just fine. More than the pro-Israel folks, more than the bomb-Iran crowd, more than gays and abortion activists, it is those who profit from military spending and the senators who are lavished with their campaign donations who will be aiming the biggest guns to shoot down Chuck Hagel.

http://www.latimes.com/news/po...


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


all the more reason (2.00 / 13)
for him to be confirmed presto, it seems.

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

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The NYT agrees with you.... (2.00 / 14)
No doubt some armchair militarists on the Hill - many of whom ducked Vietnam - will question whether combat experience has much to do with running the Pentagon. It would be a travesty if they defeated Mr. Hagel. His experience has taught him the physical and mental toll of combat. He would surely think twice before sending young men and women into unnecessary, stupid or unwinnable conflicts. This is a strength, not a weakness. One thing I know: Chuck Hagel will stand up to whatever is thrown at him.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01...

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


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actual rain falling (2.00 / 14)
and it's only gotten a little bit colder. We're not likely to see snow although there is another storm expected this weekend that might also have moisture. I'm off to fire up something in the kitchen since that's my preferred method of warming up.  

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/afternoon fellow mooq (2.00 / 16)
I'm just passing through, though I'll probably be back later.

It's 50 and overcast and the snow level is dropping so San Francisco is supposed to be a bit chilly. No matter. We're going to go grill some meat and I'm going to soak my feet in the surf until they go numb. lol Like a dipstick, I managed to drop my leatherman tool on the top of my foot. "OW" was NOT in my vocabulary at the time. The cold water will help.

{{{everyone}}}  




Come visit us at our NON political blog jellybeansofdoom.com


Hello Mooques or something like that. (2.00 / 14)
My lingering cough and fatigue have stolen my sense of humor, so this is just a warning that if you want to stay away from negativity, read no further, I wouldn't blame you.

I'm heading to the doc's in a few minutes to see if there is anything to be done or if I am destined to suffer like Henri the cat. There is a side to my nature that is slightly devious, while I would never want to get anyone sick, I delight in the possibility that I may inadvertently pass around germs to colleagues and children resulting in a potential day off and the continuation of avoiding the terrible things happening at work in which I am having difficulty adjusting to.  I must run, I hate to be late to appointments.  

" "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning to dance in the rain." ~ Vivanne Grenne "


Good morning remembrance...it's still morning for us on the west coast! (2.00 / 12)
I'm sorry you are still sick. I've had a lingering something too....one day slammed with body aches, another a sore throat, another the sneezes. I wish whatever has invaded me would get it's act together and make me officially sick...then go away!

Feel better soon,and enjoy your devious side whenever you can :)

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


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I think this is the nature of the virus/flu (2.00 / 9)
The doctor's office was packed with patients. The symptoms linger on for a while. I'm glad to hear that your blood clot hell is getting better finally.  

" "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning to dance in the rain." ~ Vivanne Grenne "

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I don't see this as negativity (2.00 / 11)
unless you're referring to something else. Hope you get whatever ails you out of your system. Is a job change possible?  

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I had a good cry, (2.00 / 9)
I actually cried for about an hour if not more. I mentioned to the doc that I had noticed a decrease in hearing and it was impacting my work. He checked my ear and found a lump of wax. The nurse attempted to drain it and OMFG, the pain was unbelievable. After calming down for a bit and the pain subsided, the nurse attempted a second try. She promised it wouldn't hurt like the first attempt, and OMFGX2, it has been over 2 hours now and the pain is finally subsiding following some Aleve. Needless to say I didn't make it to work but my work will be there when I return next week, along with the same deadlines and problems.

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" "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning to dance in the rain." ~ Vivanne Grenne "


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yikes (2.00 / 7)
my daughter texted me last week asking me if I knew what to do for clogged earwax. I was late in responding, and suggested a small amount of peroxide, then drain. She texted back hours later and said she bought some stuff intended for that purpose and it worked like a charm.

Beautiful picture.  


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Debrox (2.00 / 8)
Can buy it at any drugstore..it gently softens the wax and allows it to drain.

A few drops in the ear before bed....a bit of a cotton ball to seal the ear...wake up and clean gently with q-tip...repeat nightly until clear.

The hydrogen peroxide/vinegar trick is great for swimmer's ear...it works more by 'drying' and providing sterile 'wash'.

When in doubt...get thee to the doctor. Improper 'cleaning' can make things so very much worse.

Totally random aside:

I miss the smell of Campho-Phenique. Mom used to dab it on our mosquito and chigger bites when we were wee. Do they even still make it?

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campho phenique (2.00 / 8)
I think they still make it. I still have an old bottle, so not sure. I use it mainly for fever blisters. mr. r swears by Vitamin E capsules- break apart and apply, it's sort of gel-like. Didn't do much good for me. Same with Abreva. Didn't take that faster to cure, and for $15 for a tiny tube, wasn't worth it. Sticking to campho phenique. It offers a minty relief and at the same time dries it up.  

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I've not seen (nor smelled) it in 25 years or more. :) n/t (2.00 / 7)


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Tip: don't drain if you have (2.00 / 4)
fluid in your ears. According to the ear, nose and throat doc this is why it was so painful. My ear is clogged now, I have little hearing and a prescription for prednisone, eek!  

" "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning to dance in the rain." ~ Vivanne Grenne "

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For you..... (2.00 / 3)
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"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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Yikes! (2.00 / 3)
That looks like zombie cat!! Hugz back, Khloe.

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


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why hello (2.00 / 14)
all of you peoples.

hey (2.00 / 11)
you prolly don't remember a newbie on GOS. I see your comments on BJ from time to time.  

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Hey Great to see you (2.00 / 10)
Missed you for a long time on Kos. Great to see you in purple.  

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

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Why not hello? (2.00 / 6)
:P

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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