Sunday Morning Moose Check In - Marvelous Moose Musings

by: Khloe

Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 05:54:09 AM EST



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Khloe :: Sunday Morning Moose Check In - Marvelous Moose Musings
I would like to welcome you if you are new to the Moose. Feel free to walk around and check out your new digs. Feel free to comment at any time or continue lurking as you will.  Kysen has left us all a Welcome Mat Part Duex to help us get around easier.

JanFab has written out some instructions to help.


The big stuff:
- Comments do not Auto-refresh. Click the refresh/reload on your tab to see new ones.
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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.

I would like to add a couple of things to this list:

Only hit post once for comments. When a diary gets longer,it takes a bit to reload. During the time it's reloading, I find myself wanting to hit post again to make sure my comment is there. Hitting the comment button twice puts the comment out there twice.

When creating a new diary, remember to hit the draft button while you are working on it. Hit the public button when you want to publish it.

Once you create a poll in your diary and publish the diary, the poll can't be changed.

The most important rule around here is


Be kind to each other... or else.

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.

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Superbowl?
The football
The commercials

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G'Mornin' everyone (2.00 / 26)
I hope all the Moose-icicles are finding it warmer outside this fine morn. It's one degree outside Casa Khloe right now. Expected to hit a whooping high of 22.

Your Sunday mornin' earworm.

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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


Eeek!! Ear worm received!!!!!!!! (2.00 / 19)
8 degrees here, "feels like" 8, expected high of 15.

You forgot "Meh" in your Superbowl poll. I vote "Meh".

Good morning, Khloe!! I just got up and my typing hands are not working yet. Back later.

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


I just went in to add it and I can't (2.00 / 17)
G'Mornin'((Janfab))! Stay warm 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

[ Parent ]
Yup, you can't add a selection to a poll once you post it. (2.00 / 17)
Standard operating procedure. Otherwise, you could rename the poll questions and change everyone's opinions!!!

I still vote "Meh". We might go to a women's basketball game this afternoon down at the Kohl Center. On Sundays the tickets are only a dollar and I am a cheapskate. Our team defeated Penn State on Thursday with a last second shot, giving the Nittany Lions their first conference defeat this season. The Badgers are still rebuilding after the Stone years and we have only 8 players because of injuries and transfers so every win is a big huge deal.

I will catch the Super Bowl ads on the YouTubes later. Most of them are head scratchers. I last watched the Super Bowl when the Packers were in it and I have to admit that I only "got" about 10% of them. I think I must be getting old.

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


[ Parent ]
We can make our own Superbowl commercials. (2.00 / 17)
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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


[ Parent ]
women's basketball is the sport in this house (2.00 / 15)
my husband is obsessed with it - he doesn't particularly like men's ball - especially the NBA.  He says women are much better team players.

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
yeah, i totally agree with him, Denise. (2.00 / 15)
i watch women's college bball sometimes, sharing the ball and the overall team concept is very evident. my 12 yr old daughter was on her first team last semester, it was a real blast.

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


[ Parent ]
Glad to hear about your daughter (2.00 / 13)
things have really changed since title nine - a lot more young women are getting a chance to play

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
It is a more pure game because there is less tackling. :) (2.00 / 14)
Women players, with few exceptions, don't dunk the ball so they have to make their shots by "aiming".

I think the women's college game is also less about me-me-me because it is not a steppingstone to a pro career. There are very few women who can earn enough to live on if they go pro unless they play overseas.

I like these PSAs from the NCAA

Is your husband a Rutgers fan? They will be joining the BigTen next year. Vivian Stringer is a class act.

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


[ Parent ]
When I was in high school they would only let us (2.00 / 14)
play "girl's ball" We had to dribble three times and pass. It was weird.  Thankfully that boring gender-biased set of rules was scrapped for the next generation.

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
I went to high school pre-Title IX so we only had basketball in gym class. (2.00 / 13)
I don't remember the rules we played by but they have had a lot of rules in place to "protect girls": no press, no stealing the ball. I am sure the "dribble three times and pass" rule was to protect our delicate selves from something or other.
[In 1892, Senda Berenson from Smith College] worried a little about the women suffering from "nervous fatigue" if games were too strenuous for them. And, in order to keep it "acceptable" for women to play at all, she taught modified rules. These included a court divided into three areas and nine players per team. Three players were assigned to each area (guard, center, forward) and could not cross the line into another area. The ball was moved from section to section by passing or dribbling. Players were limited to three dribbles and could hold the ball for three seconds. No snatching or batting the ball away from a player was allowed. A center jump was required after each score.

Yikes! A center jump after each score would hinder the flow of the game, don't you think?



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


[ Parent ]
yup - them there were da rulz (2.00 / 11)
Horrid. You couldn't cross over the damned line.

As soon as the gym teacher would leave the gym for some reason - we would break into NYC schoolyard ball - just like the dudes :)


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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
little O really benefitted from organized team sports. (2.00 / 13)
she was always athletic, very defensive minded but shy competing against her friends/classmates. team sports changed all that and it was wonderful to watch her
develope her hidden competitive spirit.

softball, soccer, bball, swimming, track, she's pretty active.  

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


[ Parent ]
One of the questions we ask intro to women's studies students (2.00 / 12)
each year - is how they have benefited from the feminist movement - most of them don't realize that Title IX was a direct result of the "second wave".

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Title IX was huge (2.00 / 13)
It is about the opportunity:
Title IX was not about Us vs Them, Big Revenue Sports vs No Revenue Sports. It was about this (from a lecture by Dr. Barbara A. Hedges, Director of Athletics, University of Washington, no longer online):

   Women who are active in sports and recreational activities as girls feel greater confidence, self-esteem, and pride in their physical and social selves than those who were sedentary as children. High school girls and boys who participate in sports have higher grades than non-athletes.

Title IX was renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in honor of one of those "second wave" feminists.

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


[ Parent ]
Jan, that quote couldn't be closer to the truth. thanks. (2.00 / 14)
i was going to post a long comment about being a dad and seeing this development in her, but seems to me there's enough interest, maybe i'll do a diary about it soon.

whad'ya think?

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


[ Parent ]
You should write it. (2.00 / 14)
My daughter has been in sports since she was 5 years old: soccer, basketball, t-ball, softball, cross-country. Obviously I don't have any idea what she would have been like if she had not been in sports but I can see her friends at school who are not in sports and their focus is very different. Sports keeps kids (and their parents!) too busy to get into trouble. Team sports gives kids kind of built-in friends who they have something in common with. Working together for a common goal is good experience for later life. Except for the 1%ers who Built It Themselves (:::sigh:::) most people's lives involve teamwork and collaboration.

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


[ Parent ]
I would enjoy reading it. (2.00 / 13)


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

[ Parent ]
ok, thanks. i'll start thinking on it. (2.00 / 12)


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


[ Parent ]
Oh, and feel free to steal "liberally" from my post at that link. (2.00 / 7)
I wrote it as part of a series I did for Women's History Month last year. That one is on Title IX and why it is so important.

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


[ Parent ]
still in the dark ages here (2.00 / 5)
men's pro basketball, san antonio spurs.  i suppose it's because is sort of grew up with the team.  used to work with the very first owner, have iceman memorabilia (signed), and lots of other memorabilia (all signed) from the early years.  then i was very close to one of the newer owners (who purchased the team from the original) and still have some pretty good stuff.  for some reason, i suppose it's my '50s upbringing, i can't get into women's basketball.  heck even the pro-ball doesn't truly interest me until the playoffs start getting close.  

i'd really love to know more about it and would be interested in reading some of your articles about women's basketball everyone.

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?


[ Parent ]
I vote for a fourth option (2.00 / 16)
"Oh, is it Superbowl weekend?"

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


[ Parent ]
No interest in watching and I don't care who wins. I too vote "Meh". (2.00 / 9)


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

[ Parent ]
i vote meh too! n/t (2.00 / 5)


Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

[ Parent ]
Good morning, meese. It is 23 degrees here in beautiful (2.00 / 19)
central NJ, and we seem to have had a bit of snow overnight. We are headed to PA later this morning to take Son 3 to lunch. I am not much of a football fan, but I will probably turn on the game in order to watch the commercials. I guess that's kind of like reading Playboy for the articles.  

G'Mornin' ((BJM)) (2.00 / 19)
It isn't often the Lions make it to the Superbowl.... but maybe someday. In the meantime, the commercials will have to entertain me. Have a great day!

"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 ]
i'm just glad the cowboys are out of it (2.00 / 4)
that is one annoying team.  jerry jones is just such a publicity hog.  it bit him in his "moon" and i hope it keeps on doing so!  america's team my left foot!  buncha spoiled overpaid under brained owners and players.  

not a football fan at all, but i can deal with the superbowl by not watching it.  :)

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?


[ Parent ]
Morning Moose, Meese and Moosketeers (2.00 / 17)
25 here in Winchester, Va which is balmy compared to yesterday morning but headed for the same high of 34. Light snow over night, the kind of dry but flakes that make the ground look like there's a light dusting of glitter over the snow. Where's kirbybruno when you need her?

So I've been off the prednisone for 3 days, so I had trs give me back the scale. Some of you know I had weight loss surgery 2 years ago and have actually lost a little too much weight. So I was hoping I had gained a pound or two from the prednisone.

Seriously body? Who LOSES 2 lbs on 9 days of prednisone?

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Dang girl!! (2.00 / 17)
You be careful. Your going to get sick.
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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

[ Parent ]
You're...... tired this morning (2.00 / 16)


"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 ]
Cheezburger w/extra cheese is more like it! (2.00 / 15)
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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


[ Parent ]
that cow looks ticked off (2.00 / 5)
on the ranch we often had to deal with cattle that were ticked off at something.  don't want to get within striking distance of this one.  LOL

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

[ Parent ]
Maybe some cookies later? (2.00 / 16)


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


[ Parent ]
Some of that is water right? (2.00 / 9)
Didn't the pred make you drink and urinate a lot?  Keep your fluid intake high for a few days even if you don't feel thirsty.

[ Parent ]
Happy Sunday Mooses! 42 here in Wilmington, clear and (2.00 / 16)
quiet.  Racer and I are having coffee, Sadie continues to improve and all the pooties are looking at their watches as if to ask "where's breakfast?".

"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!

Scritchies to Baby Sadie and the rest of the clan (2.00 / 19)
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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

[ Parent ]
LOL! (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!

[ Parent ]
It snowed last night, but only a dusting (1.89 / 19)
cold today, here in NYC.  

"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

G'Mornin' plf (2.00 / 15)
Stay warm 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

[ Parent ]
good morning Purple People! (2.00 / 19)
it's 12 and feels much colder than that. More snow is on the way as another storm system packing more moisture than the Friday night storm threatens as much as 3 to 5 inches or more of snow as it sweeps across the Chicago area Sunday night and Monday. Yet another snow system could arrive on Tuesday. ruhroh. :-/

this year's Super Bowl gets an uber meh to fail and i'm a big football fan. (Bears) the endless Harbaugh bros. hype blah blah blah, the endless Ray Lewis hype blah blah blah, and don't get me started on his past.......might have to watch it with the sound off, if i watch at all.

it's 6am, pregame shows begin in 1..2..3

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


G'Mornin' ((DO)) (2.00 / 16)
We aren't expecting much snow for the next several days. Detroit has gotten more snow then we have this year.  

"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 ]
Khloe, you mean 'WE' as in us in Chicagoland? (2.00 / 16)
i pasted what i thought was T. Skillings forecast for the next few days,
maybe i still had sleepysticks in my eyes.

wouldn't be the first time. hahahaha

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


[ Parent ]
Sorry I didn't clarify (2.00 / 15)
We in Michigan are happy you aren't sharing. ;-)

"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 ]
darn, i was beginning to feel (2.00 / 14)
all happy to be wrong Khloe.
cold i can deal with, snow
in the big city, hmm, not so much.

it lost it's appeal decades ago.

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


[ Parent ]
I have rarely been as cold as the time I spent dealing (2.00 / 14)
with wind chill in Chicago.  

Brings back memories of Lou Rawls singing about it



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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
that's no exageration D. (2.00 / 12)
we're 2 blocks from the lake and days like we've been experiencing in the last week, it's downright dangerous.  

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


[ Parent ]
I guess living by the lake is the same as (2.00 / 13)
it is for those people who live oceanside - brrrrrrrrrrrrr

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Ha! (2.00 / 14)
I read that as Harblahblah. That is kind of where I'm at. I will read about it in the papers in the morning.  

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


[ Parent ]
hey Jan, you got it exactly right. Harblah! perfect. (2.00 / 14)
even though i'm a Bears fan, i rooted for the Pack
when they went to the Super Bowl. i just have no
real interest in these teams and less with Lewis.

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


[ Parent ]
Ray Lewis epitomizes the "different rules for star athletes" theory of life. (2.00 / 13)
It is one of my pet peeves and goes back to when Lawrence Phillips was NOT bounced off the football team in Nebraska after dragging his girlfriend down the stairs by the hair. He went on to be drafted by some NFL team instead of kicked out of sports.

Privileged athletes being allowed to do pretty much whatever they want because they can play football at a high level is an ugly symptom of a society which does not value human life.  

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


[ Parent ]
i'm with ya' Jan. 110% (2.00 / 14)
i can't separate the athlete from the person and the sporting press fails miserably in that regard.  

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


[ Parent ]
DO, I'm with you on the Stupid Bowl - (2.00 / 14)
When I watched football, I was a Bears fan (before I married iriti, I lived in the Starved Rock area along I-80). I suffered through the Harblah years. I have no clue how he ended up a coach, much less in the Stupid Bowl.

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

Buckaroo Banzai


[ Parent ]
i suffered through the Harblah years with him as QB. (2.00 / 14)
B R U T A L, is all i have to say about that.

both brothers are so hyper comptetive, so chest beating i'm better than you, it's just tiring trs.
i really like the game of football, i can do without the Tarzan personalities.

Tom Landry was one of my favorite coaches, wish there were more like him these days.

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


[ Parent ]
Meh here, too. (2.00 / 13)
I should probably care a little--grew up watching my dad watch the Bears (also near Starved Rock, trs); ended up in grad school at Michigan while Harbaugh was QB. But meh on the whole Harbaugh thing. Our older kid will watch the game at a friend's house--the rest of us will probably cook something fun for dinner and watch West Wing on Netflix.

[ Parent ]
13 degrees of very cold here in Saugerties NY (2.00 / 18)
I watch the superbowl commercials online after the game is over.

I may tune in to see the pre-game show - the Newtown choir (wingnut heads are exploding) and Alicia Keyes singing the anthem.

Or I may not.  

I am not a football fan - and my husband has a drumming gig today so he won't be here watching.  

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


Thanks for reminding me about the choir. (2.00 / 14)
They deserve great ratings. You stay warm 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

[ Parent ]
Jennifer Hudson will be singing with them (2.00 / 13)
http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoff...

The comments section attached to this article is full of haters. :(


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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
35f in Dandridge, TN (2.00 / 17)
Though weather.com says it is supposed to be 31 at 8am (an hour from now) and snowing. Think they should check that.

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

Hai Chris! (2.00 / 15)
Are they saying you will get enough to go sledding?

"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 ]
Not this time, (2.00 / 14)
there was a bit of flurrying yesterday and maybe this morning, then it is going back to the upper fifties the next few days.

I think this area is more a Snowman Day place than sledding. The one big snow of the year made the place pretty and the kids played then went away. Feels like a pattern. :~)

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


[ Parent ]
My favorite (2.00 / 14)
Was a day last week when I awoke to 52 degrees with a predicted high of 45. Of course the temps dropped all day, but still...

Snowing steadily but not hard here in Winchester, Va. Was supposed to have stopped by now.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


[ Parent ]
I have to admit I looked up Dandridge (2.00 / 15)
on wiki - was not sure what part of TN you are in. I'm really only familiar with Nashville, but have visited Knoxville.  

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Dandridge is a neat little town. (2.00 / 6)
We are just outside on the other side of the lake.

Dandridge was a settlement by the late 1700's and is named for Martha Washington (nee Dandridge). In the far eastern tip of Tennessee, the Smoky Mountains (and Dollywood) are just to our south and drain into the lake. The town was Union aligned in the Civil War though nothing much happened here as far as outright military action.

It has a great little historic downtown with a 100 year old drug store and original soda fountain, Bible-Drug straight out of It's a Wonderful Life. There was a MLK Day parade in town with "dozens" involved, but given our dinkiness that is pretty good (the Christmas parade is not much larger). Various liberal-artsy shops mixed in with good-old-folks' businesses that have been there forever.

Nice place, as Southern as you can get.

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


[ Parent ]
linky correction (2.00 / 5)
Tinsley Bible-Drug

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

[ Parent ]
Good morning to the meese from (2.00 / 17)
a NYC in the twenties with a trace of snow here and there. Hope everyone has a super day.

Thanks for stopping in Portlaw. (2.00 / 17)
I know you've been busy. Have a great day yourself!

"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 ]
Hello from Long Island, NY! (2.00 / 16)
Got an inch of snow and in the 20's here. Will watch the game until Downton Abbey comes on. I take my British tee vee seriously!

I just got hooked on Downton (2.00 / 15)
I'm still behind, but I'm catching up quick. I love that show! G'Morning ((ILoveCheese))

"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 ]
I missed the entire first season but now no one can pry me away (2.00 / 8)
from the teevee on Sunday night.  Downton is just addicting, in a really good way.  I like that it shows how the servants can be just as stuffy and judgmental as their "betters."  

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

[ Parent ]
if you have an amazon prime account (2.00 / 5)
you can stream the first couple of seasons free.  

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

[ Parent ]
you and 9 million plus other (2.00 / 13)
people who love it :)

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
hey fellow Long Islander! (2.00 / 14)
I got snow too, but not even an inch (thank goodness)

:)


[ Parent ]
Downton Abbey (2.00 / 15)
I was reading the Huffington Post recap (I love reading recaps because I always learn something I missed) and for some reason started reading the comments. BIG mistake! Some jerk totally shared a huge spoiler, apparently he watched the British version and I guess it made him feel cool to ruin it for a bunch of people, grrrrrr. Anyway, lesson learned, don't read the comments!!!  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
I too had the upcoming event spoiled for me. Shame on the (2.00 / 11)
guy who blabbed, but enough time has passed since I learned about it that now I just wonder when and how it will occur.

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

[ Parent ]
What!!?? (2.00 / 9)
You are just now learning this?
... lesson learned, don't read the comments!!!

;)

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


[ Parent ]
New Yorkers out there (2.00 / 14)
can you help???
http://www.dailykos.com/story/...

This is so sad and upsetting.


Thanks for linking to this (2.00 / 12)


"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 ]
I posted a contact (2.00 / 13)
she should use to CID NY

http://www.cidny.org/

they will get her help - I hope she calls them.

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
A friend... (2.00 / 10)
more like a sister, lost her husband unexpectedly on their way home from vacation  on the airplane. The captain did an emergency landing but it was too late got anything to be done.

We're both outside the NYC system, and thankfully she has a pretty strong family network and her son to help out.

It's been a few years now, but in some ways still not easy.

I can't imagine trying to going through all if this alone.  


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Good morning! (2.00 / 14)
I feel a lazy day coming on today - perhaps reading my book on insulating homes. Speaking of which, Klhoe, how is your place holding up? Do I need to bring tools with me this summer when we stop by?

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

Buckaroo Banzai


I will have to think about that. (2.00 / 13)
Do bring your camera. I'm sure about that much. The Tall Ships are a real sight to see.

http://tallshipcelebration.com/

"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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Ha! I read that as "a book on insulting homes". (2.00 / 8)
That would probably be more fun.

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


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good morning everyone (2.00 / 14)
we are joining some friends to not watch the super bowl and eat party food. My contribution will be something gchaucer posted in a GUS diary-thyme gougeres which are savory puff pastry bites. The only part that is at all difficult is squeezing them out of the pastry bag which requires a quick twist right at the end for them to be attractive. Of course they don't need to be attractive but it makes me happier when they are.

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

I'm baking up a cheesecake right now (2.00 / 12)
to have ready in case I get company. If no one comes over, work will be eating good this week..LOL.  

"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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Dear occupant, this is for you (2.00 / 12)
Oliver gazing at Chicago Skyline

Here is the 3-legged dog I used to walk here in Texas - he was missing a hind leg. Here he is on a nice summer day in Chicago by the lake. Maybe if you stare at this long enough, your weather will improve ;-)

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


-- Oscar Wilde


You walked a 3 legged dog all the way from TX to Chicago? (2.00 / 13)
You're mean.

:P


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I'm not mean, bill d... Just tenacious (2.00 / 11)
For the record... This tough fella walked ME most of the time. He could have made it to Chicago, but I wimped out!

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


-- Oscar Wilde


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Happy Sunday Mooses (2.00 / 12)
It is 39* here in North Texas and it is supposed to scare 70* later in the day.

Hope everyone has the kind of day they want to have.


Back at ya Bill! (2.00 / 11)


"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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waving at bill! (2.00 / 8)
it's going to be a nice day.  i play to sleep through it as much as possible.  maybe work on my stocking footies for my paraffin foot baths.  certainly not watch the game.  hope you have the kind of day you wish for.

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

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Perfect weather (2.00 / 11)
here in sunny Florida the last few days. Around 55 in the mornings when I get up with highs in the 70's. Love the Periodic Table of Peeps. I have a poster around here somewhere of a Periodic Table of Desserts. And I vote Meh on the Super Bowl too. It's traditionally a wonderful day to walk over to the beach during the game because the streets, and beach, are deserted.  

G'Mornin' ((David)) (2.00 / 10)
I'll have to look up that dessert table. Sounds like it's right up my alley. ;-)

Enjoy your beach time!

"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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Hey Khloe (2.00 / 6)
There are lots of them on Google but this is the one I have...
https://www4.myssldomain.com/v...

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Good morning everyone! (2.00 / 9)
Looking forward to the SuperBowl today. Hanging with the friends and getting ready to watch the game. I find watching sports to be a great equalizer. Gives me something to talk about with people of different economic classes.

This year, we're going to eat healthier. The soda/chips are still here, but so are chopped vegetables. We'll see which ones disappear first! LOL


G'Mornin' ((Lightbulb)) (2.00 / 9)
It sounds like you will be having lots of fun!

"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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Hi Khloe! (2.00 / 7)
I think it will be fun!

How are you doing?


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It's always fun on a diary day! (2.00 / 8)
It's my day off and I get to hang with my friends.

"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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have fun Lightbulb! (2.00 / 7)
while i don't watch or care about the game, any excuse for a get together with friends for something you all enjoy is a good one.  i hope you have an excellent time!

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

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You're right about the friends getting together! (2.00 / 8)
I think that I like the game more than I otherwise would, for reasons I'm still unpacking.

One of the reasons is because it seems to be a great equalizer on the ground. (Probably not at the stadium itself though) It's rare that the poor and the upper classes meet as equals, or heaven forbid, interact as equals.

But on Superbowl day, I can talk to the guy ahead of me at the grocery store. While he's buying lobster and steak for his superbowl party, and I'm getting a bag of potatoes for mine, he listens to my opinion about SF's defensive line. We talk about the Harbaughs' coaching styles.

It's rare that guys in the higher classes stop and listen to my opinion with respect and an egalitarian spirit. But football is a whole other game. Literally.

I know if I go down to the very friendly pub downtown and talk about Raven defense, that I can do it on equal terms, even with my Budweiser. Doesn't matter if they're drinking a Chteau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac. We'll be able to have a conversation as equals.

Sports is the only subject that works this way in my neighborhood. Can't talk about any other subject which invokes that egalitarian dynamic.


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37° in North Carolina (2.00 / 10)
I was the only girl with four brothers and my Dad treated me as one of the boys. He taught me to throw a football and I can still out throw any of my brothers because they just weren't into playing sports like I was. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I guess you can tell who I'm rooting for today. ;-)

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"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde


G'Mornin' Michelewin (2.00 / 9)
Cute bears.  

"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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Love the shrine michelewin (2.00 / 10)
Hope it is a fun game for you.

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all my bears are pandas (2.00 / 6)
there's no pro team of any sport that are pandas.  i mean, who'd pick a mascot, a bear, who has opted for vegetarianism and sleep all the time?  LOL  

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

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I enjoyed my matinee yesterday. (2.00 / 8)
The show wasn't a big WOW, but it was pleasant enough. And seeing live theatre is always stimulating. My two companions were also former actors, so the three of us had some good dish on the performances afterwards.

It's sunny and cool here this morning. I may risk going out to lunch today on the theory that the usual weekend hordes will be stuffing their faces at Superbowl parties...

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


Just find a venue without a television and you should be good. (2.00 / 9)
"Pleasant enough" is sometimes all we can achieve, btw.

Nice to see you this morning, Silks!

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


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My favorite diner has no TV, so... (2.00 / 6)
...I should be golden ;-)

And at this point in my life, "pleasant enough" is almost something to cheer about, LOL!

Nice to see you, too. And thanks for the typically warm greeting. :-D

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


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I'm happy you had fun (2.00 / 7)
Thanks for the report. I'm sorry it wasn't up to specs, but I'm happy the gossip was. ;-)
Ya know, it's your fault I watched that first episode of Downton Abbey. ::Taps toes and gives you the eye::  ;-)

"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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LOL (2.00 / 7)
Khloekins, I don't know what your motive is in blaming me for Downton, but I have just one question: Will you be watching tonight?

Thought so. ;-p

:: gives you "the eye" right back ::

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


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I'll have your answer next week. (2.00 / 7)
Stay tuned......

"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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Hah! (2.00 / 8)
"Stay tuned" seems entirely appropriate. ;-)

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

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I'll be bedding down in a little bit. (2.00 / 10)
Just got called into work for tonight. Yay!! Extra hours this week. The company I would for has cut all our hours to 28 a week, blaming Obamacare. I have to take extra hours when they are available. I'll stop in this diary when I wake up to visit you. Have 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

seen this? (2.00 / 5)
this kid is great and it was fortunate he was on scene:

http://youtu.be/L0gQjaU8cr4

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?


maybe? nope. no joy. (2.00 / 4)

the embed code as stated in the FAQs should work.  apparently it won't.  

disallowed HTML tag is the error i keep getting.  

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?


Superbowl? I'm gonna sleep ,I hopeIi hope I hope. nT (2.00 / 6)


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

I vote neither (2.00 / 6)
didn't give food as an option in your poll.  

Superbowl game stuff going on in the living room.... (2.00 / 6)
The two oldest sons, their SO's and a few assorted friends are here.Mom and Dad have the big screen TV...Which oddly enough was an anniversary present from the two oldest sons last year. Makes one go hmmmmm...lol

We're doing wings, chicken nuggets, sliders, build your own pizza and other assorted stuff...BUT the kiddos get the front room, spouse person and I are playing Scrabble and watching a boat load of DVR stuff we haven't had a chance to watch--including Downton Abbey!

"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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