Friday Morning Herd Check-in and Open Thread for the Moosepeeps

by: JanF

Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 05:01:08 AM EST





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

JanF :: Friday Morning Herd Check-in and Open Thread for the Moosepeeps
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.

The important stuff to get you started:
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- Ratings: Fierce means Thumbs Up, Fail means Thumbs Down, Meh means one of three things: I am unFailing you but I can't Fierce you, I am unFiercing after a mistaken Fierce, or Meh. Just Meh.

(Some other commenting/posting/tending notes for newbies can be found in this past check-in and, of course, consult Meese Mehta for all your questions on meesely decorum.)

Here is a great link to have open in a tab: Motley Moose Recent Comments

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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.

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17 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 25)


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


It's 10 here in Saugerties NY (2.00 / 21)
snow showers on the way.  
Survived my first day of school yesterday - but got a ticket (my inspection sticker has expired) so I'll have to go out today to get that taken care of. :(

I really wanted to stay indoors - we've been promised warmer weather next week.

Jan you are up as early as I am :)

I woke up at around 2:30 - couldn't get back to sleep so decided to do some laundry.  

"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 have to prep for a travel day. (2.00 / 20)
That means getting everything done that I would have gotten done in an 8 hour day before I leave in about 4 hours. THAT woke me up at 3am. But when I have coffee and some Internet news to help me ease into the day: all is good.

It is nice of them to give you a short week to start the semester. Thursday, Friday then the weekend.

How much snow are you expecting there? We are supposed to have gotten 1-4 inches overnight and maybe more extending into the morning rush minute. I haven't been outside yet so I don't know.

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


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have a safe trip! n/t. (1.95 / 21)


"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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have a good trip, Jan. (2.00 / 9)


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I did!! (2.00 / 4)
n/tOnly a little snow and one drunk towing a trailer

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


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Filibuster changes. (2.00 / 21)
News:
Senate Approves Modest Changes To Filibuster Rule
In two votes Thursday evening, the Senate overwhelmingly approved changes to the rules of the chamber, including the rules governing the filibuster. The final votes were 78-16 and 86-9. [...]

In the end, however, Reid declined to push through more extensive reforms on a simple majority vote - the so-called "nuclear option." Instead, Reid reached an accord with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for much more modest rules changes than he himself had initially supported.

Analysis:
Three Winners And Three Losers In Today's Filibuster Deal

The list of reforms is short and unlikely to fundamentally repair the broken Senate, but it does include some genuinely helpful reforms to the nominations process - in addition to a major concession to the Republican minority.

The biggest winners are Federal district judges. Some Federal courts have been running shorthanded for years and bloviating on the confirmation has been reduced to 2 hours.



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


Am I correct in understanding... (2.00 / 20)
that none of this is really 'set in stone'? That it is basically a 'gentleman's' agreement?

How can one enter into a gentleman's agreement when there are no gentlemen on the opposing side?

I am not happy with this.

I just don't know how not happy I should be.

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Good question, Kysen. (2.00 / 18)
There are certainly bad actors on the other side.

Maybe one of our moose who understands the arcane rules of the Senate can tell us how binding this is. It seems like if a super-majority+ of senators signed onto this, they can't just all say "just kidding!" and go back to obstruction. I am going to see if I can find a list of those who voted against it to see who we have to be wary of.

When I saw that a deal was being cut with the Republicans, I tried to see it for what it was. If the Democrats passed the Merkley plan with only 51 votes then they would be fighting the rhetoric of "nuclear option" for 2 years. With the right-wing noise machine blowing that hot air, every bill passed or nomination confirmed would grist for their "worse than Hitler!" mill. In this case, having agreement tempers that.

I guess we wait and see.    

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


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It would not break my heart to see Reid replaced as leader. He (2.00 / 10)
has once again decided to play nice guy against a villain.  McConnell has rolled Harry more than once....

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

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Two articles re Senate reform.... (2.00 / 14)

From TPM....
A Senate staffer emails with his take on the filibuster rules change agreed to by Reid and McConnell:

I think that your posture on rules reform - culminating in "Oh, that's not good" - has not shown the other side of the argument for progressives.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/a...  

From DKos.....

Okay, before we decide once and for all whether this is a win or a loss, there are a few things I want out on the table. And the first point, appropriately enough, is that whenever you're talking about the Senate, since the answer to any question about it is either "well, yes and no," or, "it depends," the answer to whether this is a win or a loss will be the same. Yes and no. And, it depends.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/...

I have to hope something was accomplished, and I do wonder if the votes were there to do more.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


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You know what (2.00 / 12)
I'm happy that something that happens in DC is He's a Good Guy, Let's See How it Plays Out and not totally subject to The Immediate Pounce. I don't think the nuclear option was a good idea (see above) but maybe this will help more than we think. I hope.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

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Good write up here about why it's not a bad deal (2.00 / 10)
In fact this person thinks Harry should get thanks

http://pleasecutthecrap.typepa...

"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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21 here and I am just in from a run... (2.00 / 21)
I can't feel my face.


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Off to Poland today for the weekend (2.00 / 24)
There it's going to be minus 15-20 degrees celsius.

I won't even be left with a face to feel if I went running.

No, time for vodka and smalec

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


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Now that's what (2.00 / 19)
I'm talking about!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Give my regards to Blaskland! (2.00 / 12)

As has been discussed here before, despite my Grandpa Blask's dogged Germanic insistence to the contrary "Blask" is a Polish name. According to google translate it means:

shine
radiance
effulgence
brilliance
glare
brightness
luster
sparkle
glitter
glamor
gleam
glory

I first noticed this when a web search for my rare relatives (before we had the verb "google") turned up the movie Shine on a Polish website.

Proving, if nothing else, that God is indeed an Iron.

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


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glitter? (2.00 / 11)
floja roja is perking up somewhere in southern California..

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Ha! (2.00 / 8)
I prefer "Effulgence", just because nobody knows what it means... ;~)

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

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I do, I do! :-) (2.00 / 8)
There's a song from Gilbert & Sullivan's Mikado that goes like this:

The sun, whose rays
Are all ablaze
With ever-living glory,
Does not deny
His majesty
He scorns to tell a story!
He don't exclaim,
"I blush for shame,
So kindly be indulgent."
But, fierce and bold,
In fiery gold,
He glories all effulgent!


There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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heh. (2.00 / 8)
today, all knowledge is just one google away, splendiferous one.

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Enjoy your trip so very much (2.00 / 5)
I'm entirely sure you will.

Generate your own heat.

Salud!  


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Good morning. (2.00 / 21)
Kidlet is unhappy - no school again today. We're expecting snow this afternoon, but again, under an inch. I suspect the roads up in the hills are slick. It was a powdery snow, and it melted a bit then refroze. However, this also means that her last behind the wheel class is called off - again.

Iriti will check in later. She's staying home today due to a headache that is in its second day. She thinks it's a reaction to the prednisone.

Me, I'm hoping for an easy day, but not betting on it.

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

Buckaroo Banzai


You are in a very cautious district? (2.00 / 13)
Better safe than sorry, I guess.

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19 here in Chicago land (2.00 / 21)
Subbing today, so this is my only free time until way later.  We are going into the city and staying overnight tomorrow to use up a hotel groupon that is about to expire. Gonna hit the museum of contemporary art and a snow sculpting event gong on at navy pier, and not only can we walk to all of it,  we won't have to drive home when we are pooped! :)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

Cool!! I love ice sculptures. (2.00 / 17)
Milwaukee used to host the international ice sculpting competition until they had January thaws that lasted all month several years in a row. I think it moved to Minneapolis.

Will you take pictures and share them with us?

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


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Sure! (2.00 / 16)
They are having a professional competition and a high school one.  All of their sketches are online right now so you can see what they are attempting. I think these are snow not ice, which I don't think I have ever seen.
http://www.navypier.com/snowda...

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Here is an ice sculpture from Quebec that I once posted as a JYAH. (2.00 / 18)

These guys are so creative.  

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


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That is so cool! n/t (2.00 / 14)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Wow, some of those sketches are pretty elaborate. (2.00 / 13)
At least you should have cold enough weather so that the sculptures don't melt.

Did they have to truck snow in?

:::runs out of room quickly:::

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


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Hey, we got a dusting. (2.00 / 12)
::glares::

::sobs::

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


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I was listening to a Chicago radio station on my drive home. (2.00 / 3)
(When I hear about Chicago traffic, it makes sitting in Milwaukee rush hour more palatable).

It said the inch of snow you guys got caused countless accidents and delays. Sheesh! A year without snow and y'all forget everything you know??

Also a commuter train hit a vehicle in Barrington causing backups on the roads and the train schedule. I can't imagine what it would be like to be stuck for several hours on a stopped train while they sort out what the heck to do with all the people on it.

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


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Thanks! n/t (2.00 / 12)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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A warm good morning to the herd from (2.00 / 17)
a thirteen degree NYC.  

Good morning to the herd. 22 in Wilmington. Brr. (2.00 / 17)


"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 (1.95 / 19)
May we all have a terrific day !

Apathy has destroyed human dignity.

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Hi vetwife! Great to see you! (2.00 / 15)


"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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Hi Sweetie !!! (2.00 / 15)
trying to figure my way around.  Good seeing you !!!

Apathy has destroyed human dignity.

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Welcome to the Moose, vetwife! (2.00 / 11)
We rearrange the partitions at random intervals, just so we maintain a level playing field of confusion. ;~)

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

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High of 22 here today (2.00 / 16)
We finally got a little snow.  Enough for the kids to play in at least.  No showings today so far so I am planning on exercising, cooking and playing today.  Have a great day all!

It's to early on the west coast! (2.00 / 15)
But since I'm awake, good morning anyway. The weather widjet tells me it's 47° and it sounds like rain outside my window.  I feel a nap coming on.....

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Good Morning all (2.00 / 15)
Get your motor running and have a great day !

Apathy has destroyed human dignity.

Good morning, all. It is about 14 degrees here. (2.00 / 13)
I am skyping into a meeting because it is supposed to snow. I slept in my lab one night last semester when the weather was bad. I don't want to spend the weekend in my lab. My spring semester classes start Monday.

27F in Dandridge this morning, and the kids are off again (2.00 / 13)
because of a "Wintry Mix" coming our way in about an hour.

Snow, then freezing rain. Mmm, mm good!

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


Spoke too soon. (2.00 / 11)
The world is already covered with ice.

Freezing rain first, followed by sleet, then snow, then more freezing rain.

Meteors forecast starting mid-day, followed by loss of power and window breakage.

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


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and it just keeps going. (2.00 / 3)
Rain again/still, right at freezing. The ice just keeps layering on.



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


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Morning Meese (2.00 / 11)
Foggy Fifty here this morning, hope everyone is doing well and has a more than tolerable Friday.

Morning MOOQ! (2.00 / 14)
Liquid sky bullets are falling from my above!  That's going to be the prompt for every person in So. Cal to forget how to drive.



"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!


Same thing when I lived in Atlanta. Rain, driver brain freeze. (2.00 / 9)


"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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Saxby Chambliss of Georgia is retiring...Guess who's the leading GOP replacement (2.00 / 9)
Herman FUCKING Cain!!!!

Alright Democrats liberals and progressives this is a problem.   We cannot let the only representatives of Black America in the Senate come from the Republicans and consist of Blacks who don't like Black people.  What are we gonna do?

"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 morning fellow Moose. Slept in this morning -- until 7:30 (2.00 / 12)
which is quite late for me.  Columbia is warming up today, high mid-40s.  Rain over the week-end, mid-60s on Monday then the thermometer retreats back into the 20s.  Very little snow so far this year and even less rain.  Hope this changes soon or we're on the way to a summer drier and more miserable that last years.

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

They're calling for an inch of snow mixed with ice, here in NC (2.00 / 11)
OMG! Quick, empty the stores of milk and bread.
Even after all the years down here, I still think it's funny.

The stores here were in Full Panic Mode yesterday (2.00 / 11)


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

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"Ya picked the wrong week to give up sniffing glue." :). Love that movie. (2.00 / 11)


"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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What part are you in? We're supposed to get rain here. (2.00 / 9)


"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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Near Pittsboro (Chatham Cty) (2.00 / 7)
It's already started here.

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Be careful and stay warm! (2.00 / 7)


"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 / 10)
Already in the mid 50's headed to upper 60's today. Yesterday's high was 83 in my part of N. Texas. Very odd weather, but climate change is a myth, just ask Rick Perry and his band of looney henchmen.

Not much going on here...kind of quiet today. Prep for tomorrow I suppose, power lifting meet for the youngest kiddo, older sons and their respective SO's will be here tomorrow for a birthday dinner and family time. Tis the middle son's birthday celebration and he doesn't like cake so today I'll be baking buttermilk pies. One regular buttermilk pie and then the super duper coconut/chocolate chip buttermilk pie. I love baking pies from the crust up so kind of a fun day for me.


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


Buttermilk Pies (2.00 / 9)
Was it you on Twitter who inspired me to make buttermilk pies? I made two and ate them all. My Christmas weight gain officially began then.  - @AuntJill

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

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lol..Well...as I'm not a Twitter participant... (2.00 / 5)
It wasn't me! Lovely lovely pies....
Top pie...coconut/chocolate buttermilk pie
Lower pie...buttermilk pie
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"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  

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oh yes, we made it to 84 (2.00 / 7)
in the dfw area.  it was nice.  cold (for us) this morning though.  yesterday the a/c, today, the heater LOL.

maybe i'll make a custard pie ... like custard pies.  

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?


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it's so warm here (2.00 / 9)
but at least we're supposed to be cooling off some and perhaps rain. There are a few clouds so I'm entertaining the posibilities.  

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

cooled off weatherwise around here (2.00 / 9)
i was going to make chicken and dumplings but son labby has decided he wants to make his sicilian spaghetti (a panda sister from my the panda site i used to run sent me her family recipe, obviously she's italian and sicilian :)  so, we'll be off to the store for ingredients soon.  i'll be back later to rec things here.

everyone have a lovely friday.  

last night it was stuffy in the house so the a/c was turned on, this morning i turned on that furnace so fast LOL.  the windows in this house do not open ... crappy builder!

in other news, my fancy bathtub, a walk in sit down, jetted model, is having seal leakage problems at the faucets and one pump has gone out.  they're all under 10 year warranty and the plumbers are ordering the parts today so next week it should all be up and running again ... YAY.  it doesn't take much to excite me anymore does it?  LOL  have great days all!

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?


A good morning to one and all. (2.00 / 10)
Delicately hazy here, with high clouds visible above the mist. Mild temperatures on order for today.

Tried to watch a DVD last night and my player kept skipping and halting. Probably needs to be cleaned - or replaced. Damn thing is four years old now...

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


we just had to replace the dvd player (2.00 / 8)
they're certainly less expensive now than they used to be.  still, it's a pain and an expense.  good luck in figuring out what's needed.  

we've been enjoying a brit series (on dvd) "new tricks".  it's about three retired london metro cops, their guv'nor, a strong woman (Amanda Peel) and they run the Unsolved Case unit.  not only are they interesting stories, they're fun.  comedy of the british wittiness type and well written, if often unreal, stories.

the first season or two can be streamed for free through amazon prime.  no real gore or anything like that, a little bit of yucky photos, but nothing compared to american police procedurals.  and the actors are older, rather sexy and lots of fun.

try it, you'll enjoy it.

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?


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Hi, Labby! (2.00 / 8)
Thanks for the tip about New Tricks. I've been seeing it listed recently on one of my local PBS station's schedule, but didn't know what it was about. I'll check it out!

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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careful, you'll get hooked! (2.00 / 8)
it's fun and those old men, they're not police anymore, but are aces all the same.  clever crime solving.  no gunplay, sometimes the plots are a little over the top, but always fun.  i caught my first one on PBS and have been ordering the dvds, two seasons at a time every month.  that show is quite long running and still going strong.

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

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Well... (2.00 / 7)
...circumstances in my life right now have made me an avid consumer of television, so if I get hooked it's all to the good. There's not enough good TV in the world for me! :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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Partly cloudy and breezy and 72 here in the Houston area (2.00 / 11)
so come on over and hang out in my back yard

Back Yard Summer 2010

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


-- Oscar Wilde


Be right there! I'll bring iced tea. (2.00 / 10)


"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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Thanks, nannyboz... make that "unsweetened" please (2.00 / 8)
I'll put out some Splenda and Truvia for y'all ;-)  

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


-- Oscar Wilde


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A friend... (2.00 / 9)
...recently gave me a box of something called "Xylitol." I've been afraid to try it, frankly, because although it's a sweetener, it sounds vaguely like an over-the-counter prescription. ;-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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No prob, I do not like sweet tea! (1.88 / 8)


"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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Meh for (2.00 / 7)
not embracing the cloying wonder of sticky-sweet sun tea.

Come to Dandridge and I'll show you how it's done. ;~)

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


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Who needs sweet tea when they could just (2.00 / 7)
come here and hang out with y'all? ;-)

I've been on a low-carb regimen but hey, I'm still human.  

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


-- Oscar Wilde


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I'll come have barbecue with all y'all and will hold my (2.00 / 6)
nose and try your sweet tea.  But only if you have hush puppies and slaw.  Man, do I drive a hard bargain or what?
Oh, for those who don't know, all y'all is the plural of y'all.  :)

"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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You're on. (2.00 / 6)
Though it may be best to wait long enough that we don't need cleats to stand upright.



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


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LOL! Sweet tea and cleats?? Knew it wasn't a good thang! (2.00 / 6)
I'll hang til spring!

"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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Can I just say y'all who are up at the crack of dawn (and running and stuff) (2.00 / 9)
are N.U.T.S.  If I'm up by 8:00 I'm early  If I'm functioning by 9:00 I'm early.

It is above 0 today so we're not complaining; not that I care 'cause I'm stripping what I thought was six layers, but discovered is actually seven, of wallpaper.  On the last wall and determined to finish today.  May not be able to do my hair for the next week but the walls will be sans wallpaper.

Lastly, JanF, my sincerest thanks for doing this every day.  I don't always comment but your efforts do not go unnoticed.  Need to tell floja the same thing; don't know how she finds the time unless she doesn't sleep.

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


You are most welcome, HappyinVT! (2.00 / 3)
They really don't take much ... copy/paste, change day ... quite unlike Floja Roja's diaries which actually have content.  

To me, a blogging day needs a jumping off point and the check-in is a great reminder that we come from all over the country to talk politics.

I am still pinching myself because I can't believe that we found such a great place to call home. You guys have been awesome.

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


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Morning Mooselings (2.00 / 9)
Late to the party, took some Ibuprofen PM and went back to bed for several hours, then sat and watched mindless TV for a while until the fog settled. Now awake and headache down to a dull background pounding.

Could still use another nap and might take one. Full of vim and vigor today, no doubt about it.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Stuck at home writing for the (2.00 / 5)
umpteenth weekend in a row. We probably have weather outside. I should open the blinds and find out. I'm avoiding any and all temptation, however, to distraction since this is a long-haul to keep up until Monday.

Taking a break from my mind.

I'm lying in an enormous piles of books and papers. It looks like the sacking of the Alexandria library in here. We're out of coffee. I've resorted to boiled black tea in the Turkish manner, although lacking a proper Turkish tea kettle, it's just boiled and sweetened and put into little glass cups.

THE TEA SEEMS TO BE WORKING VERY WELL.



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