Thursday Morning Herd Check-in and Open Thread for Meesies

by: JanF

Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:52:33 AM EST





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

JanF :: Thursday Morning Herd Check-in and Open Thread for Meesies
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.
- If you Fail someone accidentally, it is no big deal. Meesely Mentor Chris Blask on "mojo":
"The Moose doesn't do "mojo" in a standard fashion. Credit is earned on a more amorphous social basis than traditional blogoprofiling - more like real life."

(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

~

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


Be excellent to each other... or else

From Chris Blask on Moosing:

... the Moose is an exercise in socialization. While there is a political tilt to it and we try to talk about serious issues as much as is tolerable, an overarching goal of civility in discourse is much more the point.

Like any group of friends there are moments when things can get a bit dodgy, either because some lunkhead is crashing the party or a couple good friends butt heads, but like any healthy group we try and usually succeed to come back into balance.

~

If you are a new moose (or an old moose) looking for a second chance to make a first impression, you can start right here.

~


Internet Explorer Problem Update

Internet Explorer users cannot Post a Comment or Reply to a comment because of a bug in the Sharing buttons attached to each diary page (specifically the [inShare] button from LinkedIn).

The workaround is to do a right-click on the date/time stamp of the comment and choose Open in a New Tab. The new tab does not have the Share buttons and you can compose and post your reply.

This information has been passed on to the Moose. I am hoping they can remove the button. It is also causing a slowdown when loading a page because the code that is failing is related to page scraping.

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13 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 30)


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


Here is a comment for our IE friends to reply to. (2.00 / 25)
For those of you who have a hard time posting a comment to the Not-A-Tip Jar. ;)

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


Good Morning Fellow Mooz! (2.00 / 26)
UH OH. Arctic air tightens grip on Chicago area; coldest night in 2 years possible as temps drop sub-zero amid stinging winds. Bitter arctic outbreak may produce coldest temps here in 2 years. 18 now feels like 4 with the wind chill.

not healthy for walking Woozles, shortened walks today.

i saw your comment over in the Help Desk diary.
Nice detective work, Jan.  

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


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Ok, that works (2.00 / 20)
I was able to change internet settings yesterday and have it work, but not able to comment again this morning until I tried the work-around.

All hail JanF - our tech wiz!


[ Parent ]
I dunno why... (2.00 / 18)
Some of my Fierces are not sticking?

I go between desktop and ipad to visit the Moose.  But this morning I noticed many of my Fierce clicks were unclicked.

?!?!


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i'm out of commision now from home. (2.00 / 18)
I did an experiment, i tried right clicking the time stamp on all recent diaries, which has worked in the last 24 hours, but it doesn't now. I came back to this thread to report, and now this thread is comment disabled too.

K, i also noticed all my comment fierces and diary recs had disappeared, so my apologies to all the diarists of the past few days. I wanted to at least rec the diaries if i couldn't comment.

This is from my phone.

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


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Uhhhh (2.00 / 16)
How does one rec a diary??

Oh... And message received from 2thanks! He signed up! And hopefully we will be seeing him soon.

:-)


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go to the far right corner of your screen (2.00 / 15)
scroll down a bit, there's the recommend button.

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Lol (2.00 / 14)
My first Duuuhhhhhhh moment of the day ( and believe me, prolly not the last!)

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it's fun to be a n00b again K, i promise. (2.00 / 17)
The diary rec button is on the far right column when you open a new diary. And WOOT for 2Thanks migrating! Thanks for slipping him that note, i kinda thought he could use a color change.

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


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If only (2.00 / 14)
I could be a newbie with a new set of eyes! Typing on a tablet or phone is the pits  coz half the time I can't see the damn screen! Lol

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On the 'Fierce" not sticking thing (2.00 / 8)
I dunno cause as I are not a techie (I use 'em not diagnose 'em) but I've gotten in the habit of clicking on the Fierce button, then clicking just off to the right. Immediately the "Complete" message pops up and it sticks.

Don't always need to do this, but don't feel like looking to see if the rec number goes up so I just do it every time. Once it becomes a habit you won't even think about it.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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I think (2.00 / 5)
It may be happening more often with the iPad. Maybe I am tapping too fast?! But I like to hit one of them so I know I've read the comment.  

[ Parent ]
IE bug is still a problem on IE8 (2.00 / 4)
bill d was reporting that it is fixed on IE9

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


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45 here in the Shenandoah Valley (2.00 / 25)
With a high today of 45 - we're headed down in temps throughout the day.

Posting quickly from home this AM because all I have at work is IE. Will be able to reply once I get there thanks to Jan F's workaround. You rock, Jan!

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


:::slaps forehead::: (2.00 / 24)
Of course! I should have asked an anteater to look into it and saved myself all that time ... they haz madd debugging skillz.

:::walks away grumbling:::

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


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You would prefer maybe... (2.00 / 23)
techsupport

or...
funny-pictures-kitten-will-fix-it

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

Buckaroo Banzai


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heh, looks like our house. (2.00 / 22)
no matter where you go, There They Are!

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


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Morning Moose! 56 in Wilmington but after today it's (2.00 / 23)
gonna cool off again.  Sadie was a good traveller yesterday, we should have MRI results today.
I'm glad I don't have IE anymore, looks like it's causing a load of trouble.
Have a great day 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!

Me too. I have no trouble at all with Safari. (2.00 / 13)


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

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48 degrees, rain, and wind here in central NJ. (2.00 / 23)
It's not nice out there, and I am on my way to work in a while. My archaeological techniques class meets this afternoon, and I have office hours later this morning.

I had noticed the slowdown (2.00 / 23)
loading pages, but I don't have IE, so figured it was either my computer or my browser, but now you say it's not. This morning everything seems to be loading much faster.

Personally, I am very slow this morning and I think I might have the flu, or possibly I just ate something dodgy. Cancelled my tennis game and will rest up for next week.

The weather is all kinds of weird. Right now we are having very high winds and I am hoping the power stays on. 47 degrees and falling a bit. Might snow tonight, after a high of 72 yesterday. So very very odd. :)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


Oh noes!! (2.00 / 19)
I hope you are not getting sick. :(

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


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me, too (2.00 / 20)
but I actually feel better this morning than I did yesterday. I think I'm safe as long as I never eat again. ;)

Everything is loading MUCH faster today, Chris says they turned off that Linked-In share button. Yay!

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


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You might not get sick (2.00 / 8)
As long as you never eat again, but the long term outcome would be a pretty big fail.

Hope you feel better soon!

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Jan, I just tested the square bracket thing for links (2.00 / 23)
over in your Help Desk diary and it works!  Thank you!  So much easier.

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

I can't take credit for it ... Wee Mama and HappyinVT showed the way. (2.00 / 22)
But it is a great trick, isn't it?

I had seen the square brackets used for links in the past but until I saw them in action, I did not realize how easy it was to build links with them.

Now if I have something I want to link to, I just put square brackets around that word, go copy my link and then paste it in before the ].

Example:
Anteaters haz madd debugging skillz.

Insert brackets around the word I want in the link:
[Anteaters] has madd debugging skillz.

Go to Bing to get a link to some photos of "anteaters" and paste it right before the "]".
[Anteaters http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=anteaters&qpvt=anteaters] haz madd debugging skillz.

Voila:
Anteaters haz madd debugging skillz.

Add bolding so that my peeps know that I have a link there and Double Voila:
Anteaters haz madd debugging skillz.



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


[ Parent ]
ha ha. (2.00 / 21)
anteaters have mad Star War skills too.

who knew?


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


[ Parent ]
Thanks for the link tip (2.00 / 19)
The more you know, the more mischief you can get into.

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

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This is a test (2.00 / 6)
JanF has madd debugging skillz

JanF has madd debugging skillz

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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G'Mornin' everyone (2.00 / 25)
Spring has sprung back into hiding.

 photo Catsunbath_zps6a6830cb.jpg

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


A sunbaff is *always* the right temperature in the winter! (2.00 / 24)
As long as you are indoors, of course. Some days sitting in the sunlight, you forget that it is below zero outside.

According to NOAA, we got 5.8 inches of snow yesterday. The plows were still going through when I got up ... making sure that all the driveways that had been cleared out were plowed in again!!

Kids will go to school and I will have lunch with a real life friend who I met on the Internets. I might try liveblogging to the Moose (I have not done that yet). We will be here: Harmony Bar and Grill.

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


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We are expecting some lake effect from Lake Michigan (2.00 / 22)
A bar burger does sound good. You have some fun today!  

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

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33f in Dandridge, TN (2.00 / 25)
36 degrees colder than yesterday morning, and a bit of snow on the deck. Still breezy, and after the rains yesterday the lake is back up (I dunno, "a lot") today. Kids are off school again due to flooding in low-lying areas.



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


And the LinkedIn Share button is turned off. (2.00 / 22)
Someone post if that helped.

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

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it certainly helped (2.00 / 17)
with the slow-to-load problem, but I wasn't having the commenting problem so hope others will say it's improved!

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

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I won't be able to tell (2.00 / 22)
until I get to work, which is the only place with the dreaded IE.

F Bomb languishes.


One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


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I had it open and got distracted by something shinee on the Internets. (2.00 / 21)


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


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I couldn't comment in IE - thankfully work also (2.00 / 18)
lets me use Firefox which is working just fine

"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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Definitely still not working in IE. (2.00 / 10)
But I am used to things not working in IE.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Well, I have some good information now at least. (2.00 / 13)
Everyone reports that getting that nasty LinkIn share off of the page helped speed, even for non-IE users. What I read about it would make your hair curl.

There is one more bad javascript but I can't pin down where it is coming from, maybe one of the new ads wanting to load up our computers with cookies. But if it is from one of the ads, there is not a lot we can do other than find which setting we can change in IE to get past this.

Firefox and Chrome are either not troubled by those tracking cookies or they have something built-in that neuters them.

I am going to guess "not troubled by those tracking cookies" but I am planning to do some research later today after I get my real work done.



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


[ Parent ]
I went over there and answered your questons... (2.00 / 8)
And tipped and rec'cd, or however you spell that...don't want to make a punk-toowayshun error...  ;-D

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! (2.00 / 20)
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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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well, i logged off, shut down browser, (2.00 / 18)
but comment functions are stll disabled, but the page loads are dramatically faster so that's a good thing.

hey, at least we have a workaround 'til it gets sorted out.

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


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Not sure it helped (2.00 / 21)
I still have to use the "right-click" on date/time line and open in new tab to post any comment.

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And you will have to continue doing that. :( (2.00 / 20)
I don't have a fix, just an explanation and a workaround.


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


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Eeek!! (2.00 / 20)
And I see that I am replying to a report of the fix.

Off to test ...

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


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Those little white specs... ;~) (2.00 / 12)
We got actual snow last week or so. Nice to see a real "dumping". White nothing to compare with what we had in northern southern Ontario (it's just huge, you have to say it that way), it makes for a beautiful segue from one seasonal cycle to the next.



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


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50s for the next week here in central NC (2.00 / 24)
 Of course my heat went down during the cold spell...brrr. Wont be but a few weeks til it's time to prep the garden, and plug in some seeds. The 2 month winters here sure beats the 5 month ones up north.

 


I'm surprised you aren't going to get the cold blast that is hitting us now. (2.00 / 21)
Funny thing, that weather stuff.

Looking forward to our first early spring since being back in the South. Our track for the past few years has been Northern CA - where it is never particularly cold but doesn't really get particularly warm - Raleigh (and if you are central, that means you can reach Genki in Cary and have awesome sushi), and Florida where Winter Never Comes.

I'm glad to have a bit of winter again, FLA was nice but so are seasons.

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


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Seems the further south you go (2.00 / 20)
the more things there are that can kill you...lol
Florida's got bugs the size of small aircraft, pythons,and don't get me started on alligators in the back yard. They can keep the place.

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we're at 33F right now (2.00 / 19)
going to get to 68 so it will be rather nice although just now, this thin texas blood is cooooold.  should be sunny also.  

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

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39 in the Houston area - that's more like it (2.00 / 23)
Loved the springlike weather, but my Stella D'Oro daylilies were starting to show new growth. That is just not right!  

Nannyboz, did you get any of those severe storms? My gizmos were beeping with tornado watch info for my place in NC.  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


barely here (2.00 / 23)
had a bad night.  i'll be back for fierces later.  one of my feverish up all nights.  it'll straighten itself out, it always does.  don't worry anyone.

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

5F here in central eastern Iowa. Supposed to be (2.00 / 24)
10 tomorrow morning.  Roads are still a mess today but I don't have to go anywhere - work from home(for now).  We got around 5.5 inches.  But, it's hard to tell because the wind was blowing pretty strong.

28 hours to go to interview - I hope it works out!!!  I'm really lacking work at work and that's not good when you're contract.


How to ace an Interview (2.00 / 21)
Wish I'd had this job interview how-to when I was younger.  

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

Whacko weather... (2.00 / 21)
Last night.  Winds gusting, rain smacking the windows.  Today is garbage day, so all my neighbors cans put out last night were rolling in the streets. By habit (forced by raccoons) i don't put out the trash until the morning.

But it felt like summer outside! very warm... Balmy.  Wind gusts were WARM. Very weird since it was also only 5:30 in the morning!

Rain has now stopped... Skies are blue.

:-)

But... Forecast is that winter is still here.... Returning starting tonight.

Sigh.  I need Spring.


11 degrees in northern Illinois (2.00 / 21)
Staying in the teens.  Really cold with wind tonight.  Gotta bundle up the girl for ballet today.  
Do me a favor and go vote for the diary name in my last post - my house is mad at me.
Have a great day!

mid 40's here in New Paltz NY (2.00 / 21)
I'm at school already - very dangerous wind gusts, we've got major power outages here in the region.  

Spent all day yesterday dealing with our oldest dog who is very sick - she made it through the night, much to our surprise, but we are still trying to decide what to do.



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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


Oh Deo,,, (2.00 / 15)
I'm sorry to hear about your woozle.

All the best in helping you to make the decision.,..


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((Dee)) (2.00 / 14)
Sending energy and good thoughts your way.  

"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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So sorry to hear this, Dee. (2.00 / 14)
I know that whatever decision you make will be made with loving intent. It is never easy to see a furry family member in decline.  

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


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[TapTap] (2.00 / 14)
Can we help from here?  If it's something that might be fixable and you needs herbs or something else that you don't have, e-mail me.  I'll overnight 'em.

Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.

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She's too old Aji - has lived far longer (2.00 / 8)
than most very large dogs

Just wish her a safe spirit journey when the time comes  

"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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Okay, I didn't know if she was . . . (2.00 / 8)
"old" as in, say, "senior status," or "old" as in "been with us longer than we ever could've hoped."  Ours are mostly in the "senior status" category now, although Lilith's illness means she also falls in the latter category.  Major, for his size, falls into the latter; he's mostly blind and very clumsy now, but he still loves life. :-)

As far as what your girl needs from us, you know you've got it.

XO.  Kiss her on the head for me.

Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.


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She is 14 (2.00 / 8)
has growths (tumors), can barely walk, and is mostly blind. She was hemorrhaging all day yesterday.  

Have one dog that fits your "senior status" who is chipper, but arthritic, and then there is Ochosi - our 3 year old.  

"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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Oh, god, I'm so sorry. (2.00 / 8)
If it were just the first and last items, there's something that might help, but given the mobility and sight issues . . . . Yeah.

Major is around 14+, which is shocking for a 100-lb. chocolate Lab/German shorthair pointer mix of his size. Lilith will be 13 somewhere around Aug. 1, and she's got the "riddled with tumors" problem, thanks to the same pyrethrin toxicity that killed Dom in 2011.  We nearly lost Lilith five or six times after that, until I took over the meds and herbal stuff.  She's maintaining now, although I know that every day she's with us is a gift, and it may not be a whole lot longer.

Love and hugs from both of us, good energy for her from our pack, and we're here if you need anything.

Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.


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Thank you Sis! (1.83 / 6)
Nad is devastated...I think men are more emotional(even though they fake the tough warrior thingee).  

"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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Exactly. (2.00 / 6)
Wings bawls every time we lose one of ours, which has happened four times now.  Of course, so do I . . . .

Give Nad a couple of extra hugs for us, and save some for yourself.

Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.


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Big hugs Dee! I'm so sorry. (2.00 / 14)


"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 am sorry to hear this Dee (2.00 / 6)
It's so hard to make the right decision for an aging pet, but I believe they help us know what to do if we're still and listen to them.

{{hugs}}

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Little cool right now.. (2.00 / 20)
At 36, but suppose to hit 68 before the day is out. Not bad. At least the wind has stopped blowing. Now if the dang cedar pollen would just go away---Yes, yes I know I'm wishing for things that cannot be. ~sigh~

Baby sitting today with a 14 month old! Looking forward to playtime :o)

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


Mid-20s in Columbia and will stay there all day, dropping to (2.00 / 16)
just a bit north of zero tonight.  Haven't had coffee yet but have done time in the swimming pool.  Think I need to rustle up some food and a cuppa.

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

31 freezing degrees (2.00 / 15)
Now I must brave the cold and check for broken faucets. 6 of them.

Hi and bye.  


Morning Mooses (2.00 / 16)
A balmy 33 degrees here in North Texas this morning. We had our week of spring now I guess the next time it warms up it will go to 90.

Hope everyone has a good Thursday on what has been a long, long week.


It has been a crazy long week. (2.00 / 13)
And FINALLY the end of January.

Although I will miss seeing my name all over the diary pages (Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:12:44 AM CST), I really need for this month to end.  

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


[ Parent ]
The F in your name stands for February right? (2.00 / 13)
You can go ahead and claim that, I won't tell.

[ Parent ]
Wow! It could!! (2.00 / 14)
Some have suggested other F words ...

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


[ Parent ]
Your Sainted Mom and I want to know (2.00 / 11)
what F word you are speaking of. Inquiring minds want to know.....       ;-)

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

[ Parent ]
Famous? ;) (2.00 / 10)


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


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I prefer Fabulously Famous (2.00 / 9)
It's a much more accurate description of you. ((JanFab))

"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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Good morning.....it's 47* and raining in Bellingham this morning (2.00 / 17)
But the Snoqualmie Pass is report is good, so we should have a safe travel day. I'll check in if I can, but we won't be back home until Sunday night.



Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Thanks for checking in, princesspat. (2.00 / 13)
Have a wonderful celebration!!

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


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milder in slc (2.00 / 14)
no new snow this morning, maybe one more snow episode, then it will dry up.  35f right now, nice and melty.  kids to school.

What really sucks is how "they" vent furnaces these days.... (2.00 / 16)
We got 5.5 inches of snow yesterday and the wind was blowing strong.  Newer furnaces now put the intake and output vents to the side of the house.  Mine are about 2-3 feet off the ground and is on the south side of the house.  The wind was blowing enough that there is a drift up to my knees on the south side of the house.  Just enough snow got into the output line that it got clogged up a bit, therefore the blower inside the house wasn't working.  It's now up to 64F inside.... up 2 degrees in 20 minutes and climbing.

Eleven degrees; wind chill of one above. (2.00 / 15)
Heat wave, compared to yesterday.

Never enough hours in the day, though, despite the lengthening amount of light.  

Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.


Saturday is Imbolc ... halfway between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. (2.00 / 13)
The lengthening amount of light is not only a big deal but worthy of being celebrated.

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


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I celebrate it every evening when I feed the animals. (2.00 / 12)
Believe me.

So nice not to have to drop whatever I'm in the middle of at 4PM sharp to bundle up and go run around in single-digit weather to make sure everyone's fed and ready for the night.  In December, it's nearly full dark by about 4:20.

Living rurally with animals, you really do wind up patterning your days around the seasons, with everything that that entails.

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what I hate most is making sure the ice is (2.00 / 7)
broken on the water sources for the free range birds.

Some of them are hen-witted and won't head to the barn where we have a heated water feeder.


"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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LMAO - I know what you mean. (2.00 / 5)
Although some of our wild birds have discovered the chicken coop (formerly hay barn), and are now regularly helping themselves to both water and scratch.

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heh. The wild turkeys have decided to become (2.00 / 6)
domesticated and are hogging the barn :)

"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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lol @ hen-witted (2.00 / 6)
There really is a reason the term bird brain has been around for so long  

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Hullo all you purps. (2.00 / 10)
Just waking up here. Coffee is hot, weather is cool with blue skies overhead. Mid-60s in store this afternoon. I may try a short walk in the park...

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

As long as it is not a "short walk off a long pier". (2.00 / 8)
My coffee ran out, there is a layer of snow on the streets and I need to get to the post office. And it is 12 degrees on its way down to -7.

Youth basketball tonight, though, so life is good.

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


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Hullo, Jan. (2.00 / 6)
Even a short pier has a good chance of being longer than I can walk at present, so I'm not overly concerned.

I am pleased at your resolve to insist that "life is good" in the face of barbaric temperatures. That youth basketball stuff must be a lot more fun than I remember it. ;-)

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


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We have a wind chill advisory starting this evening. (2.00 / 3)
Predicted wind chills of 30 below. I will be out in it for a short while then home in front of my fireplace with my feetsies in slippers.

... WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST FRIDAY...

* WIND CHILL VALUES... 25 TO 30 BELOW ZERO.

* IMPACTS... FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA ARE LIKELY IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.



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


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Monday... (2.00 / 13)
I go in for a new Florida driver's license picture. I renew online and haven't had a new picture in 12 years! So I had a Groupon from my barbershop but it was for a different barber than the one I have been using. I told him I needed a haircut and shave that would make me look good for 12 years. He worked on me an hour and the beard looks great but the hair is a bit off but it will do. Anyways, the point of this whole story is that I had been letting my beard grow out and fill in, and when I walked into the shop my regular barber, Tony looked and me and said: "Wow, your beard looks fierce!" (He even said it twice) I thought I looked ratty and unkempt but because of the Moose I assumed it was a compliment.  

I'm actually using the word "fierce" a lot now. (2.00 / 12)
And most often as a compliment. The influence of the purple? Of course...

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I'm here sometimes since last Thursday. (2.00 / 7)
So far so good.  Thanks for having me.

Ancora Imparo. ("I am still learning.") - Michelangelo, Age 87

Nice to see you! (2.00 / 7)


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

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welcome! n/t (2.00 / 7)


"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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Good to see you here! (2.00 / 7)


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

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Morning Mooooooose! (2.00 / 7)

Lovely day in So Cal.  Happy born  day Jackie Robinson!

"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!


hello all (2.00 / 3)
I had to round up a ride to town this morning to take care of some business for the Democratic Party and it was so cold. It's warmed up nicely now. I think I'll take a nap since I got up extra early to be ready when my friends got here. I don't drive (long story) so I've learned to make it convenient for people to come pick me up. Mr w will return tomorrow, his trip has gone well. They don't always and since he isn't done until the instruments all check out it's impossible to have firm schedules. I'm looking forward to the weekend.

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

Hey JanF. You are at The Moose. (2.00 / 4)
I generally stop by here every day to read some mighty fine writing but I'm not here long enough to participate in the morning coffee klatch.  Good to see you, though.

Hi, maggiejean! (2.00 / 3)
I am indeed at the moose. I do some of the morning check-ins at a time more compatible with my work schedule. To you it must look like the middle of the night!

I like the writing here also. And I really like the slower pace and the emphasis on civil discourse: it feels more like a salon than a free for all. I hope to have time soon to write some articles on things that interest me ... first I have to get some work projects done.

Floja Roja posts an early F Bomb here and jlms qkw is crossposting her ONDs. Moosies are enjoying both quite a bit.  

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


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Don't mind me everybody. (2.00 / 5)
Testing comment function in IE.

TEEEEEEEESTTTT!

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.


Did is work? ;) (2.00 / 4)


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


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Argghhh!! Did *it* work? (2.00 / 4)
Need more coffee ...

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


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It worked for sricki...but, not for me... (2.00 / 4)
and we have THE SAME BLOODY VERSION (and release!).

IE is satanic.

Just sayin...

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Yessss, (2.00 / 4)
moar coffeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzz. Solves all problems, big and small.

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.


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