Sunday Morning Herd Check-in and Open Thread to Meese Around In

by: JanF

Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 05:55:05 AM EST





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

JanF :: Sunday Morning Herd Check-in and Open Thread to Meese 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.

The important stuff to get you started:
- Comments do not Auto-refresh. Click the refresh/reload on your tab to see new ones.
- 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. (Note: Tending comments builds community)
- 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 Khloe's keyboard to your eyes:

In other words, if you don't want it said to you, then don't say it to someone else. Respect is an important thing. If you feel the need to not respect, then step away and take a breath. Political debate can be both spirited and respectful.

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

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23 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 30)


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


18 degrees, brrr! (2.00 / 25)
Maryland is NOT supposed to be colder than Wisconsin, wtf? :)

Got up early to watch the Aussie Open. I should probably go back to sleep when it's over, but now I'm having coffee. I'm not very bright this early in the morning.

Started watching season one of "Girls" on HBO...anybody else watch that? We are enjoying it. Have to catch up because now they are on season two already!

Heh: just realized that there's a picture of a moose right behind me on my office wall. It's been there so long I don't "see" it anymore. Mooseblivious!

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


Mooseblivious no more! (2.00 / 24)
It is amazing what you start seeing when you become moose-aware.

I noticed you in the "Up: By Choice or Chance" diary this morning.

It is a fine line between "still up" and "just getting up", obviously. I actually slept in until 4:30am. Barely made it to the check-in.

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


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I idiotically misread (2.00 / 24)
a recipe last night, so we didn't even eat dinner until 9ish. Oops. There should be a warning up top on recipes that require a second cooking time!

Anyway, then we didn't want to go to sleep with full bellies, so we stayed up until midnight and then I got up at 4:15 to watch this match, which has now taken a turn for the worse and I am hiding from the TV for awhile ;)


mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


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I hope there is a nap in your future (2.00 / 17)
Naps are vastly underrated.

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Morning Moosies! 29 in Wilmington, supposed to warm up a bit (2.00 / 23)
tomorrow for a few days followed by possible ice on Friday.  Every chance that will change according to Weatherdude, hope so!

"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!

Which Wilmigton is where you while away the winter , nannyboz? (2.00 / 7)
I'm guessing North carolina , but then my insideheadmap is Bamacentric. I worked for a few years in a county south odf The Tragic City , and having Importantville in the opposite direction from usual played havoc with me on maps.  

"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

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Yep, NC, where I also while away the rest of the year! :) (2.00 / 5)


"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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I was running out of W's - not a bad thing , not a bad thing...NT (2.00 / 4)


"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

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Just pull that sucker off your keyboard! :). No more Ws! (2.00 / 3)


"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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Gooood Mornin' Ev'ybuddy! (2.00 / 25)
I've been up for half an hour. Full of energy. Will probably collapse at some point in the afternoon.

Off to read the moose droppings wisdom.

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


Morning, alll!. (2.00 / 23)
13 degrees in the Hudson Valley, and we are actually going to get above freezing this afternoon!  Break out the swim suits!

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

Warming up in NYC (2.00 / 23)
after several days with highs in the teens, today we may get to freezing. And they predict 50 by midweek.

"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

Another beautiful day here (2.00 / 24)
54 right now going up to a balmy 79.


How can you be a Progressive but oppose progress?

Morning Jan & The Meese (2.00 / 24)
Which sounds like a 70's teen rock group now that I think about it.

23 and cloudy here in the Shenandoah Valley, headed above freezing for the second day in a row. Still no sign of the glowing golden orb that used to grace our skies from time to time. I'm beginning to think it may be gone for good.

Your new lead pic (love the redesign) brought to mind the very first LOL in my photobucket.

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Ooh, that pootie looks just like our Peanut who has big (2.00 / 23)
green grape eyes and is all black.  He always has that look on his face.

"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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Ha! Yes ... *major* redesign. ;) (2.00 / 21)
Those cats were from my Pootie & Woozle Imbolc diary almost a year ago.

I was revisiting it because I have a hankering to do one for the Moose this Saturday. February 2nd is a pagan holiday and, like most pagan holidays, is tied into the cycles of the earth or what we call the Wheel of the Year.

This Saturday will mark the mid-point between Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It is one of the most hopeful holidays. I am of a mind to reprise that diary rather than write something new since most here would not have seen it and because this week is going to be frightfully busy.  

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


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I got out my Imbolc t-shirt yesterday and washed it (2.00 / 10)
so it will be fresh and clean (and not smell like storage) for the holiday.

I don't wear my "ceremonial" shirts all the time - hence the "smelling like storage"...  :-)


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51 days until spring! (2.00 / 23)
20 degrees this morning. We are expecting a high of 29 today. I'm told that there will be an ice storm tonight. Before you ask, yes I will be working. Lemons into lemonade though. I am expecting a slow night at work tonight.

In my dreams.......
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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


Good morning, Khloe! (2.00 / 21)
Did you see that you are famous ... quoted in the check-in?

We don't believe in Punxsutawney Phil here in the Madison area. One of our suburbs is home to Wisconsin's groundhog, Jimmy, who will predict when spring will arrive. I even met him once ... which makes me famous!

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


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Yes I did. (2.00 / 19)
You always say things much smarter then me, though.

Does Jimmy have a better record then Phil? Are you going to the Groundhog Ball on 2-2?

"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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I don't know who has the better accuracy. (2.00 / 17)
But one is from Wisconsin and one is from Pennsylvania. That is all I need to know. ;)

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


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You are as bad as I am about Michigan. ;-) (2.00 / 18)
But you Wisconsin folks have cheese curds. We have nothing to compare to that. I has a special place in my heart for cheese curds. Food of the gods.

"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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Are you talking about the kind of cheese curds that squeak when you eat them? (2.00 / 13)
One never knows if it is the cheese squeaking or the tiny cries of delight from the cheese eater.


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


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remind me to tell you about the EMT (2.00 / 11)
and the patient who had eaten cheese curds...don't want to gross anyone out so, maybe i'll just keep it to myself.  

it is hilarious though.

poor guy couldn't eat cottage cheese for years after the incident.

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?


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Aahhh, cheese curds.... (and they need to be squeaky) (2.00 / 10)
Absolutely crucial for proper poutine.

I can't get good cheese curds in the deep South - I've tried to make my own, sort of a mozzarella-thingy, but it isn't the same.

And speaking of the South... it's 55 now; forecast is 75 and sunny. But this is really too warm for late January, even here...


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Some places fry them :::shudder::: (2.00 / 1)


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


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'Morning {{K}} (2.00 / 21)
We are to have ice tomorrow morning, so kind of you to send it our way!

Spring! What a cheering thought...can summer be far behind?

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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This one and only time, I am not guilty of sharing (2.00 / 19)
This one is headed into Canada. Of course, after Wisconsin shares it with us....

Did you see it's suppose to be 54 today near Kelley's place? I'm not positive, but I'm guessing all this cold weather and ice is all Kelley's fault.   ;-)

"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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Kelley would rather keep the weather at her place just as (2.00 / 18)
long as it includes snow or rain.  Still too dry in her mountains.

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

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Oh , that looks much like who i see every time I wake up , unless I (2.00 / 6)
have to wake her up. On rainy days , cold ones , hot ones -exuberance is constrained.  

"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

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Experiment with picture (2.00 / 22)
I need to figure out what this banner will look like when I post it on my genealogy blog.

I think that will do it. Blurry though.


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


Looks very nice. (2.00 / 20)
Shouldn't genealogy photos be a bit grainy, anyway? That is what my excuse would be. ;)

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


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Is that actual size? (2.00 / 18)
If so, doesn't look blurry here, even if does when enlarged.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Christ Church Wm&Mary Parish (2.00 / 14)
in Charles Co., MD. Some of my ancestors were blessed, hitched and planted there, perhaps as long ago as the 1690s.



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


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St. Luke's Church near Smithfield in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, (2.00 / 14)
now perhaps the oldest church and brick building in America, is where my ancestors Henry Gay and Joane Sanders were married in 1664.

Yes, Gay marriage in the colonies. Their great-great grandson Thomas was a Gay soldier in the US Revolution.

Why do you hate our troops? ;~)

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


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Beautiful church! (2.00 / 12)
So glad your ancestors could be jeune and gay.  

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

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When I learned my Grandmother's maiden name was Gay (2.00 / 7)
my brother and I made lots of jokes about it. Laughed along at by our very liberal parents.

A lot has changed in forty years, thank god.

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


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It is 19 degrees here in central NJ, but at least it was (2.00 / 20)
briefly above freezing yesterday.

When I was scanning my photobuckets for a Fierce Jar photo, I found one that made me think of you. (2.00 / 22)


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


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I love it. (2.00 / 18)
That is exactly how I feel!!!!

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Cold cold cold (2.00 / 19)
but will warm up today, I think. Last week was kinda brutal, though. Single digits, Fahrenheit. Ouch!



It's raining in Southern California (2.00 / 19)

They say we're supposed to get some more of that cold we had last week, but it's not so bad yet.  Just wet.

"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!


28f in the home of Bush's Baked Beans this morning, (2.00 / 19)
with a high of 52 today and up to 66 by Tuesday.

Then snow for the 30th, but it is February.

Our neighbors were over last night for another round of Euchre. Funny to find anyone who knows the game here in TN, but to the point of a recent diary the South is - like other areas - more mixed than stereotypes would have it (they are from WI, where Euchre also reigns).

Of course the men tromped and trumped the women again, 3-1. Donna and I have only partnered once, we find the "friendly" competition much more satisfying. I quote that, because Donna is, um, a little competitive and since I cannot help poking at her she scared me into flinching and smashing my elbow (we are at that stage in a relationship where our pre-knowledge of each other is alone enough to precipitate actions).

During an office break (we men be smokers) Grant shared a video of their son Jax at five years old wakeboarding in a park they made in Wisconsin. Grant and Michelle were multi-generational performers in Tommy Bartlett's water show in Wisconsin Dells, one of the few remaining from their heyday, so all their kids are water wizards.

To which I had to respond by showing my own ice-boarding hijinks on Kawagama Lake.



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


Ask if anyone knows how to play (2.00 / 11)
bourre'. That's a Cajun/south Louisiana thing, and it is almost exactly like Euchre.

If someone knows bourre' they can usually learn Euchre very quickly.


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Morning Marvelous Moose Members (2.00 / 18)
A foggy 53* in North Texas, makes me want to put on a Deerstalker hat and grab a pipe.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday.


fog has burned off here (2.00 / 12)
still rather dreary and the damp is getting to my arthritis.  s'okay, i'm pretty much staying in and working on mr. l's nightcap.  then i'm going to make a panda beanie for a friend to give as a birthday present for her nephew.  those work up easy and are soooo cute.  also, the crochet work is good for my stiff hands.  

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

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Low sixties in NE FL coast. (2.00 / 17)
High in the low seventies.  It's weird that my azaleas are already beginning to bloom. They'll be finished blooming by the time they normally begin. This can't be good.

Good morning and good day, meeses.  


Here in central Mississippi we had azaleas blooming in late December, (2.00 / 12)
but that was before they were snowed on... I have no idea how that will affect their "regular" blooming season.

My camellias are in bloom right now, as are the redbuds. And some of the trees are getting a greenish haze like they are ready to bud also.

This should not be happening until six weeks from now...


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Good morning from a (2.00 / 16)
balmy NYC.  It's now up to twenty two and didn't even have to button my coat when I went out. My Sundays are so much better now that I have decided not to read the Sunday NYTimes anymore. The combination of Dowd and Douthat would spoil my day. Hope it's a fine day all over Mooseland,

Every time I think that Maureen Dowd has reversed her decline (2.00 / 13)
into irrelevance, she doubles down. I don't read her unless someone provides a link with a blockquote to show me that I will not want to tear my hair out after reading her column.

And Douthat? Not even a link would entice me to read as I am guaranteed at some point to wish I had not clicked.

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


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Maureen Dowd is the Peggy Noonan of our generation (2.00 / 13)
Decades from now people will be watching the same old Sunday shows and say "who the heck is Maureen Dowd and why would anyone ever want to listen to her".

The smart people are already ahead of the curve on that one.
:)


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Above freezing in Columbia with a light (very) rain. High will be (2.00 / 16)
in the mid-50s for the next couple of days. Rain in the forecast for next two days but the area of possibly severe weather starts just east of here and continues past St Louis and into Illinois.

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

warm sunny skies here (2.00 / 14)
a few clouds but the sun will finish burning them off shortly. We did get a nice 45 minute shower last week, we struggle to stay out of drought here. I've a busy day as mr w will be leaving in the morning for this month's business trip. I'd say he put it off as long as possible. While I'm happy to be fully retired he's not ready for that yet, at least he's not traveling 3 weeks out of 4 these days. I became very used to being on my own so much so it's good that he's easing into this.  

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

Have you gotten Mr. W to do all the tilling and hoing (2.00 / 13)
that you need done during his absence?

Do you have stuff started in the greenhouse?


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no and yes (2.00 / 13)
hoeing and turning are the few garden chores I actually enjoy. We have seeds started in the greenhouse, this is the first time we decided to start all the seeds before planting. It may just be because this is the first year the greenhouse has had the extra room.  

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

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75 now in South Florida (2.00 / 17)
Was a beautiful night last night with the full moon I took a very long walk. Still carless, so Frank gets depressed with no ride to the park in the morning. Other than that no problems. I figured out something to paint Thursday night, so now need to work on something for Monday and Tuesday. That will be today's project. Here's the 16x20" watercolor from Thursday:

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Dang, that's really good (2.00 / 14)
You get your vehicle back Wednesday?

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Why thank you... (2.00 / 13)
The mechanic told me five days, that was last Wednesday. So hopefully have the car back by then.  

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Here in the Shire (New Hampshire) (2.00 / 13)
It is a balmy 16 degrees F. I have bread rising, a Honey- Wheat Sunflower bread. Once that's done start carmelizing 6 lbs of onions for french onion soup. Then make a batch of the most delicious chocolate cookies you have ever had.  All in all a productive day.

Namaste

" In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof. "


Clear and cool on the coast. (2.00 / 14)
Lovely blue sky, golden morning sun. Not a cloud in sight.

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

Good morning, Silks. (2.00 / 15)
How cool is cool? Don't worry about making us weep.  

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


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Hi, Jan! (2.00 / 14)
We're in the mid-40s now but with no breeze, so I'm not shivering as I type. Predicted highs for today: in the mid-50s.

It's not the balmy weather we had last week, but it will do very nicely, TYVM. ;-)

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


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nice (2.00 / 13)
those are some of my favorite skies. Where I live the sky is the view and there's nothing to obscure it. It makes me feel free to have those expansive skies to roam in.

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

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My sky... (2.00 / 15)
...is framed by a nice mix of buildings and greenery (Golden Gate Park, just two blocks from me). Here's part of the view from my back porch on a morning just as the fog was breaking up (Mt. Tamalpais is barely visible in the distant haze):



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


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good view (2.00 / 14)
to wake up to. Thanks for sharing, I like seeing where other people live.

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

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I do too. (2.00 / 15)
It always fascinates me to see different corners of the world. And since I can't resist sharing another pic, here's the same view at sunset. :-)



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


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Awesome sunset! (2.00 / 13)
I think I see the Marine Layer just over the hills in both pics. The cycle of drawing-in and pushing-out the marine layer due to the sun heating the Central Valley was one of my weather lessons living in the Santa Cruz mountains. Just before sunset we would get a "Sundowner" breeze coming up our valley from Monterey Bay in the summer.

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

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:: nod :: (2.00 / 12)
That marine layer is a constant fact of life here. Even when it's not directly upon us, it's usually hovering just off the coast. And that "Sundowner" thing is why we sometimes have warmer mornings than afternoons here in the City. :-)

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

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now that calls for (2.00 / 10)
a nice cocktail-little paper umbrella optional. Since I don't drink alcohol any more I have learned several suitable NA options but what I like is fixing special drinks for people who can and sharing the sunsets.  

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

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That is true hospitality! (2.00 / 11)


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

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Wow (2.00 / 9)
Stunning view. I'm inviting myself over to watch the sun set from your porch. I'll bring a bottle of wine :-)

One person can make a difference if that one person is committed to making a difference. - James Hood

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I'd love to toast the sunset with you. (2.00 / 8)
But bring plenty of wine. Multiple toasts are called for. ;-)

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

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Beautiful morning here in the pnw. (2.00 / 8)
If I didn't know better, I'd say spring is on its way. I guess we'll have to ask the groundhog next weekend.

Of puppy news, I've started a blog about them. Right now, it just has a placeholder post, and I haven't even decided what it should look like, or whether I want to pay for my own domain (depends on what goodies come with it) -- but please stop by once in a while.

It's at meandtwodoodles.wordpress.com . I'll crosspost from there occasionally, but it's mostly about raising puppies with megaesophagus. Most people do that because they get a diagnosis for a dog they already own. Why in the world would we adopt two dogs with the knowledge they had it???

I'm staining pieces for the Bailey chair we're building, so I must get back to it. What is a Bailey chair? Here is a great demo of a mega-e dog eating in one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

(How do you embed videos here???)

"If you buy cloth for your mother-in-law, do not tell her it is to cover her butt."  -- Congolese proverb


Cute domain name! Bookmarked!! (2.00 / 1)
If you want to embed videos, you need to use the old embed code. The "iframe" codes don't work. There is usually a link to get the old codes.




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


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Great, thanks. ;) -rb nt (2.00 / 1)


"If you buy cloth for your mother-in-law, do not tell her it is to cover her butt."  -- Congolese proverb

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I'm having a meet-up... (2.00 / 10)
...with myself this afternoon. I was going to take myself out for brunch, but a Sunday afternoon cocktail at The Little Shamrock sounds like just the ticket for my day. And I'll be thanking my lucky stars that I'm such a cheap date. ;-)

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

39 degrees at 10:30am here (2.00 / 7)
in the Armstrong Valley.  Clear blue skies and the sun is steaming the ice off the fence railings... very pretty, viewed from inside with my coffee!

My To-Do list is sulking so I'd better get to it... have a wonderful day, Meeses.


Arguments and facts in gun issue. (2.00 / 4)
If anyone wants to compile an actual list of statistics in a diary it would be a useful reference.

This video was on FB today, and with a minute or two of googling the facts appear to be otherwise.

Chris Blask I am neither pro or anti gun, but I am pro-facts. This is an important issue, and best to make argument based on fact if one cares about the outcome of the debate.

http://www.snopes.com/crime/st...

"Given this context, any claims based on statistics (even accurate ones) which posit a cause-and-effect relationship between the gun buyback program and increased crime rates because "criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed" are automatically suspect, since the average Australian citizen didn't own firearms even before the buyback. "

"Then we have the claim that "In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent." This is another example of how misleading statistics can be when the underlying numbers are not provided: Victoria, a state with a population of over four-and-a-half million people in 1997, experienced 7 firearm-related homicides in 1996 and 19 firearm-related homicides in 1997 (an increase of 171%, not 300%). An additional twelve homicides amongst a population of 4.5 million is not statistically significant, nor does this single-year statistic adequately reflect long-term trends. "

snopes.com: Australian Guns Stats
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Chris Blask http://www.aic.gov.au/statisti...

Over the past 18 years (1 July 1989 to 30 June 2007), the rate* of homicide incidents decreased from 1.9 in 1990-91 and 1992-93 to the second-lowest recorded rate, of 1.3, in 2006-07. *rate per 100,000 population.

http://www.aic.gov.au/statisti...

Australian Institute of Criminology - Homicide weapon statistics
www.aic.gov.au



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

morning, peeperators. (2.00 / 6)
at least for another 10 minutes or so.  Just got back from errands.  Got papers to grade this afternoon.  hope y'all are having a good sun day.

Hello from Houston area - 74 and showers (2.00 / 3)
Making a big pot of Cincinnati-style chili (yeah, I know... don't tell my Texas neighbors). Secret ingredient: semi-sweet chocolate!. Mr. Carolina got a taste for the stuff years ago while working the night shift on a project in Cincy. I spent years tinkering with the recipe to get it the way he likes, and we wanted it ready for Superbowl Sunday. Letting is steep in the fridge for a week will be just right.  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


Hello from NE Alabama - it is now night and dark. NT (2.00 / 4)


"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

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