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

by: JanF

Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:53:44 AM EST





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

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

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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

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From our news hound, jlms qkw:

All the News Fit to Share: Thursday into Friday
Welcome to your nearly-nightly news diary that we leave open throughout the day! Please comment on any of the stories in the diary or comments, or share any news stories you like from anywhere!
News stories may be added throughout the day, so please stop back ...

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.

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23 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 25)


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


I'm sorry, Ma'am, (2.00 / 17)
I'm going to have to issue you a ticket for punning in a marked No-Pun zone.

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

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! (2.00 / 18)
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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, my morning has begun with a smile. (2.00 / 15)


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help me,.... spock (2.00 / 14)


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

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ROFL! (2.00 / 14)
Took me a minute to derive "face-palm" from this delicious image. :-)

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

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! (1.94 / 16)


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


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i love that lol (2.00 / 11)
i used it in a knitting math diary once.  

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G'Mornin' everyone! (2.00 / 21)
28 degrees and mighty snowy. It has snowed 12 inches so far, and it's still going strong. The wind is starting to pick up though. It's blowing straight off Lake Huron. If you are in the area this storm is headed, be careful. It's a nasty one.

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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


Wow! 12 inches?? (1.95 / 19)
We got 4.5 inches officially yesterday. It did not appear to have snowed much more after about 10pm, just a dusting.

It seemed fierce (not in a good way!) when I was driving in it last night. Today it is pretty calm and the streets are in what we call "good winter driving condition" which means snow covered but safe unless you are an idiot.

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


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20 minutes south of me (2.00 / 18)
has only 4 inches. I seem to be in the really lucky area that got hit hard. We needed it(and I'm home now), so I won't complain(much).      ;-)

"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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Home is good ... (2.00 / 18)
Do you have any ebil plans for today?


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


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I will be staying home (2.00 / 19)
and napping. I think I'll give myself a treat and watch the last Sunday episode of Downton Abbey. I was saving it for a rainy 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

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Oooooh, if I was near you... (2.00 / 16)
...I'd come over and watch it again with you. Sunday nights are now the official high point of my weeks, until the season ends and the long wait until next January begins. :-)

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

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But (2.00 / 16)
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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Sbnowpocalypse on its way! It is 27 degrees and windy. (2.00 / 19)
12-18 inches of snow are aniticpated in the next 30 hours, supposedly starting later this morning.  Schools are already closed.  I am leaving early to try and get as much of a full day of work in as possible.  From noon, I will play it by ear.  Fortunately, Metro North is adding afternoon trains in anticipation of an early exodus.

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

Not later this morning, but already underway... (2.00 / 19)
at least here in Brooklyn.

I'm a Democrat.  Yellow.  New.  Progressive.  Blue.  Liberal.  Centrist.  We need them all in our big tent.

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The trains are not hindered by a foot and a half of snow? (2.00 / 19)
Is there enough rail traffic to keep the tracks clear or do the trains pretty much just barrel through the snow?

Good luck! And report back ...  

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


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There should only be a few inches at that point... (2.00 / 18)
and, IIRC, Metro North runs on diesel and not the third rail.  That's what will really hurt service on the LIRR and on those parts of the Subway system that run above ground or in open cuts.

I'm a Democrat.  Yellow.  New.  Progressive.  Blue.  Liberal.  Centrist.  We need them all in our big tent.

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Actually, it runs on the third rail to Southeast (2.00 / 14)
on the Harlem Line.  The heavy snow, however, is not expected to really hit until this evening.  Metro North also has de-icer trains which de-ice the third rail.  

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

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you should see when... (2.00 / 8)
they set up those little heater fires below the rails to keep them from freezing!  it's weird to see.  ;-)

they also have working trains that push the snow off the rails - those are diesel run.  It's like they have a big cow catcher at the front.

but most likely, they will start shutting things down.  Long Island Railroad does have a period of barely any train traffic like between 1:30-3 AM...

But there have been too many incidents where trains have gotten stuck with massive snow, trees falling across tracks or rails freezing or flooding... and then you have people stuck in those cars for hours and hours.  So because of those incidents, they've been changing policy with inclement weather closings.

Subways underground unless there is a water event or power outage are fine.  Subways overground (like those going to the Rockaways) are subject to all sorts of weather-related disasters.


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Just ran one last errand and it's already snowing... (2.00 / 18)
I can see it sticking to the grass outside my apartment building.  Yuck.  Snow, snow go away and please don't come back some other day.

I'm a Democrat.  Yellow.  New.  Progressive.  Blue.  Liberal.  Centrist.  We need them all in our big tent.

I am on the other side of the river so (2.00 / 15)
you can send it my way! Good morning to all from a wet snowscape in this part of Moose Land. Oh, Mets, is your name in honor of that team?  We Red Sox fans can handle anything, snow, sleet, defeat, defeat, defeat.......

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gah...people are getting crazy... (2.00 / 10)
the only thing I can figure is they are all having flashbacks from Sandy.  The gas lines are insane AND people are screaming at each other!!  Okay - granted, I was shopping in an area that was totally inundated and people are still trying to put back their homes and some STILL without heat (no boiler replacement yet).

Last night as I was picking up the most important food in the house, CAT FOOD, some lady started screaming Fuck You to every workabee in the supermarket!!  I think she also deliberately broke the self-serve checkout.

whackos.

Snow turning into rain here on Long Island... but it's slippery out.  With bum knees I decided not to make the commute into the city... that's all I need, a re-injury.  gah.


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Morning, Moozoog. (2.00 / 19)
We're in for a very frosty weekend in Deutschland, with temps going down to ca. 14°F, but no more snow.  Hope you all stay safe, snug and warm.  

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


happy faschen (2.00 / 10)
if you are in an area that celebrates!  

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Thank you! Yes, in fact I'm in an area that celebrates (2.00 / 4)
the Swabian-Alemannic Fastnacht tradition, with elaborate costumes that can generations old. Personally, I don't celebrate it per se as it often degrades to an excuse for getting drunk, but when I was younger it was fun to watch the parades with friends, but now I find it rather more meh-worthy than yaay-worthy.

Wiki Swabian Fasching

I tried to find a shorter video, but... This one is rather long, but it's one of the more well-known ones in the area, and gives you a very good idea of how Carnival is celebrated in the southern (Allemannic) part of Germany.



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


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weather is going to monopolize sum/convesations.. (2.00 / 18)


Good morning to you. (2.00 / 18)
(Good middle-of-the-night to me!)

43F and raining off-and-on here on the Pacific shore. If I have to be awake at this hour, at least I have splendid company here. :-)

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


You do have great company here! (2.00 / 17)
I hope you were not awakened by pain but merely the knowledge that your lazy lazy peeps were already peeping.


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


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Well, (2.00 / 17)
...the rain woke me up - but the pain kept me from getting back to sleep. So I tried writing a bit, without great success, and then honed my skillz at solitaire until I knew my LLPs would be bestirring themselves. :-)

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 generally bestir at around 4am or at least that is when my alarm clock signals that bestirring should commence. (2.00 / 18)
There is very often at least one snooze alarm hit giving me another 9 minutes of rest. Sometimes the snooze alarm is hit until about 4:27am, like today.

Hmmm .... JanFLLP? Although, here and now, technically JanFSLLP as I am probably the LLP of various unnamed bloggers.

What are you writing? The Great American Novel?

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


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I was trying to write a diary/blog post... (2.00 / 21)
...to sort-of introduce myself here to the members of the herd who don't know me from the Other Place. The writing didn't go very well as I can't seem to concentrate much further than comment length. But as an exercise I suppose it was useful. :-)

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 am interested in seeing that when the muse finally hits you. (2.00 / 15)
We run into people on the Internet and then generally have to piece together their histories from their comments and their other writings. I know a lot of different things about you and I think some of your diaries have explained a bit about who you are.

Have you thought about finding one of your old Street Prophet diaries and freshening it up? Sometimes a blank page is too much to get past. You may end up with completely new content by the time you are done but at least it looks like you have something as you are working on it.

Your problem, of course, is that you are a Legendary Blogger and anything other than an Epic Diary will be disappointing to your fans. ;)


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


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You are so kind to me :-) (2.00 / 16)
I suppose I could dig up one of the old SP diaries. I'm told that Markos had the archives transferred to the GOS when SP went belly up, but I haven't looked into it.

What I'm REALLY hoping is that I'll be able to write at length again once I'm free from the dulling effects of my narcotics addiction, along with the distraction of pain. But that may take a few more weeks. Meanwhile, your idea might serve me well!

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


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Wait just one darn minnit! What muse you mean? (2.00 / 10)
I don't hit anyone! Slander! Lies. You are dragging my name through the mud and snow and ice and sleet and stuff! I will NOT ALLOWZ IT.

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


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Silly, Mooz! (2.00 / 10)
These muses.

The Muses in Greek mythology, poetry, and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture that was contained in poetic lyrics and myths.


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


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I'd be interested too (2.00 / 8)
if you get around to writing it again.

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{{{raina}}} (2.00 / 9)
Thank you!

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

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Morning. (2.00 / 19)
It's 32° here in the Shenendoah Valley, and we have a light dusting. We're expecting a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, turning into all rain later. I suspect I'll be driving a salt truck in an hour or so. Looking forward to the weekend - 36 tomorrow, 43 Sunday, and 57 on Monday. Just hope the 30% chance of rain on Monday holds off - that's shed construction day.  

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

Buckaroo Banzai


We are waiting for the snow to start. (2.00 / 19)
It is very overcast, but no snow so far. Stay warm, everyone.

You get to stay home today, don't you? (2.00 / 18)
I am sure that pleases you. :)

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


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Yes, I do. The university is open, but I don't teach on (2.00 / 15)
Friday, so I told everyone yesterday that I would be working from home.  

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Later today, around 10AM,... (2.00 / 19)
...I'm going to the Legion of Honor Museum to see "Royal Treasures from the Louvre," an exhibit of items from that museum's decorative arts collection, many of which have never left France before. I am fully expecting to revel in a whole lotta exquisite craftsmanship; but the show got an odd and rather carping review from the San Francisco Chronicle.

"Royal Treasures" might seem to have anticipated a Romney presidency, had it not been planned years earlier. Instead, it merely rekindles the Reaganite vision of private wealth and public squalor that has polluted not just politics but also American imagination for decades.

Huh? I get the reviewer's point (and he admits that the show isn't for him), but frankly I find it somewhat irrelevant. The objects in question were either created 1) without political motive; or 2) to extol the grandeur of the Ancien Regime; and in either case, deserve to be appreciated for their own merits. And if a political case must be made, I can visualize plenty of worthwhile lessons to be derived from spectacular excess. This review just sticks in my contrarian craw. ;-)

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


That *is* very odd. (2.00 / 17)
It sounds like the reviewer is a frustrated political writer "stuck" doing art show reviews.  

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


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That's what I thought as well. (2.00 / 18)
The rest of the review is in a similar vein:

I am as much in awe as anyone of the feats of craftsmanship presented here with unexceptionable stagecraft. Consider the 1756 "Figure of a Naiad," with its porcelain figurine stranded beside a gilt-bronze palm tree on the gilt-bronze island of a base. As fantasy landscape sculpture, as well as a product of expert collaborators, the "Naiad" is hard to top.

Plenty of other things here, including the stone-inlaid "Mosaic Tabletop With Emblems of Louis XIV" that serves as one of the exhibition's signature images, will have jaws dropping.

But is yet another "treasures" exhibition the best use of a city museum's straitened resources? The question ought to reverberate though museum culture today. "Royal Treasures" and its ilk on the exhibition front reduce museum-going to the higher window shopping: No, you couldn't afford this - though today's robber barons could - but why, apart from the sting of injustice, should you care?

He really sounds like someone pissed in his Cheerios. We should "care" because human creativity is a precious gift. And as for "straitened resources," well, presenting exceptional works of art is what museums are SUPPOSED to do. Hmmmmph.

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


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Ha! Yes, his Cheerios are definitely lacking "Cheer". (2.00 / 14)
Good point: if the exceptional works of art were being displayed on the side of the cable cars at great expense to the BART system and taking money out of mass transit, that would be one thing. But I am sure that the Legion of Honor Museum receives gifts from its patrons to sponsor exactly what he is bemoaning as some sort of "injustice" exhibit.

Regardless, I hope you enjoy your time at the museum and, especially, your time with friends. Take it easy and don't wear yourself out! In another month or so, you will be prancing around and leaving them in your wake when you go on these outings.  

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


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It's snowing (2.00 / 17)
the snow has started in NYC.  If we are lucky, it will warm up a little and turn to rain for a while.

I hate snow in the city.  

"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


yup, snow and NYC do NOT mix well. (2.00 / 15)
lived there for 30+ years, there's just no place to put the stuff!

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


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Oh, but to walk in Central Park mid storm (2.00 / 15)
or just after, it wonderful, just plain magic

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Morning peeps! 32 degrees here (2.00 / 20)
It snowed last night, but just a dusting. It was the very bottom tippy tip of the mega storm apocalypse of doom that's hitting the north today. However, it's done with us. We're headed for a high of 40.

Apropos of nothing whatsoever:

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


I am noticing a pattern here, iriti: (2.00 / 18)
"apropos of nothing whatsoever"

I like it. ;)

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


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lol!!! (2.00 / 11)
couldn't resist copying....
Photobucket

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42f in Dandridge (2.00 / 17)


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

28 degrees here in Saugerties NY and not snowing yet. (2.00 / 19)
my school has announced "Situation Normal: Classes are in session and offices are open.All classes that begin before noon will be held as scheduled. Please check back for updates as we evaluate the approaching snow storm throughout the day."

I'm glad I don't have to teach today - my school rarely closes for weather, and makes staff come in even when they cancel classes.

Hubby decided to stay home (yay), he is not going to risk the commute to NYC - because getting back home will be the problem.

I'm going to spend the day at home writing and staying warm.

Stay safe - those of you who have to go out in bad weather.

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


update: Snow has started - light so far with small flakes. n/t (2.00 / 13)


"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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So far, just a little wintry mix on the windshields of our cars-- (2.00 / 18)
otherwise, just cold rain here in northern Virginia.

I keep absent-mindedly "tipping" people's comments only to realize moments later that I "failed" them.  I tried to go back and change them all to "fierce," but if I overlooked one, please know it was an accident. Hard to get used to such a change from the Other Site.

Organized the tax materials last night, hope to start today after I come back from the gym.


Wow. (2.00 / 16)
Organized to do taxes and going to the gym! Most of us would consider "planning on doing taxes some day" and "thinking about how going to the gym would be a good idea" enough on a lazy Friday.


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


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Oh Hai (2.00 / 7)
Greetings from another part of Northern Virgina (actually, Winchester is as far North as you can get, but probably more westerly than you).

Don't worry about the fail vs. fierce. The good news is that it doesn't really MEAN anything here in terms of mojo and such, just a way to react to comments.

Took all of us a while to adjust. If I went back over to the site of a different color now, I'd probably be HR'ing folks left and right.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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I would probably be HRing there too. (2.00 / 4)
But for a different reason. ;)

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


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It's another Friday night here in さいたま (2.00 / 14)
and the end of a long week of work and riding the sardine express to Tokyo.

good morning Purple People! (2.00 / 17)
26 and after the sun arrives later, maybe reaching 32.
the lakefront got 4-5 inches of perfect snowball snow last night.

very tired Dear O this morning even after 9 hours of sleep, which i never need. being out yesterday was tough, came home wet and exhausted. all the woozles gave me this look as we opened the door into the pouring rain.

'You're Kidding Me, Right?'

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


Awesome photo :-) (2.00 / 15)
It deserves one of these:



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


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hah, thanx slksfca i needed a giggle this morning. (2.00 / 15)
tryin' to get 'charged' for one more day of work before my 3 days off, as snow blowers blare out my window. :-/

and to think, i used to love snow when i was a kid!

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


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Glad to oblige :-) (2.00 / 15)
I don't envy you the snow. I had enough of it for a lifetime when I lived in Quebec for two years. Jamais encore! (Never again!)

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

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G'mornin' all (2.00 / 14)
Today's synchronicity:

1. Out of all the novels I could be listening to, this one has just mentioned... a drone!

2. It says it's a predator drone, at which moment I laid eyes on the adorable predator above.

What else does the day have in store, I wonder?

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


Best of luck to our snowbound friends (2.00 / 12)
and in the spirit of building a positive and unified community, I will refrain from informing y'all of our weather.

Yes, I noticed you were admonished yesterday ... (2.00 / 11)
... by our friend iriti:
I am thinking you should take up lying about your weather out of kindness or something.

It's okay ... share away! When we are having pleasant early summer weather and you are in the 100s with high humidity, we will have no qualms about sharing our weather with you.


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


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I fully expect to be handing out an awful lot of mehs here (2.00 / 12)
during our 6 months of summer.

:P


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LOL (2.00 / 12)
Guess I'm safe then, as I'm fog-bound for most of the year. ;-)

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

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OK, OK (2.00 / 7)
You can tell the truth. We are tough, and you are helping to build our character.

Besides, if we stick our tongues out at you over the interwebz you'll never know, right?

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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No way (1.83 / 6)
I will be attacked withe-snowballs if I speak the truth.

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I'll start rolling the snowball now (2.00 / 2)
It might be a bit large by the time it reaches Texas......

"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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32F in Columbia this morning and will probably hit 40 later. No (2.00 / 13)
snow,  no rain, just mostly cloudy.  I'd be glad for some snow but nothing like what is heading the way of you Moose in the northeast.  Nothing doing today except another couple of hours in the pool.  Water walking is good but the "Move My Joints" class is a killer.  Still sore, but I assume it will be better today.

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

57, cloudy, and breezy here in the Houston area (2.00 / 12)
All my kinfolk are in MA and NH so I am following the storm closely, though. Hope all you moosoids stay safe, wherever you may be.

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


-- Oscar Wilde


i asked my daughter to check for snow outside (2.00 / 10)
she is the early bird in our family.

she said "snow: yes!"  
paused
then

"new snow: no!"

we are expecting a little bit of snow later today and it will displace the current inversion.  


Morning from North Carolina (2.00 / 12)
It is 43 at the moment with rain expected. Planning on a quiet weekend. Princess Pixie is taking over my quilt and unicorn so I may as well just work on art and other computer stuff. ;-)

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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


Synchronicity Shivers (2.00 / 10)
The novel I'm listening to, released in 2006 and selected not for the subject but for the author, is saying something like "Soldier, I am about to give you an order to kill unarmed American civilians [with a predator drone]." It goes on to discuss how dangerous the "objects" are.

There is no particular reason I should have chosen THIS book to read THIS week.

I am shuddering. I am fixing a cup of tea. But I'm going to finish the book.

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


Wow...caught the weather update on the morning news.... (2.00 / 11)
Those storms in the North East look to be more than just a tad harrowing...To the Moosefolk in those areas, y'all be careful and try to stay warm.

Not much new in my small town this morning. Little cooler in N. Texas this morning, some rain for the weekend, maybe a few thunderstorms.

Oldest kiddo's birthday celebration tomorrow...He'll be 31 my word where did the time go?!! I still hear the five year old running around shouting "By the power of GraySkull!" He Man, he was a big fan. I miss that little guy.  

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


29° and cloudy on Pikes Peak. (2.00 / 12)
We'll get snow beginning Saturday night, and we'll take any precip you want to send us. The drought continues along the Front Range of the Rockies, to the point that "they" are already talking about summer water restrictions. I am not looking forward to the fire season. :(  

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

"I am not looking forward to the fire season." (2.00 / 10)
Me either. :(

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


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morning peeps. (2.00 / 9)
running late this a.m.  quick grab from the bubbapod:



Good morning, it's 31° and cloudy in Bellingham today (2.00 / 9)
And I seem to be catching a cold....achooo!  

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Bless you! (2.00 / 3)


"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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a tad chilly here this morning (2.00 / 11)
warming up a bit to 59.

Howdydoyall.  


I seriously fierce (2.00 / 6)
"Howdydoyall" as a form of greeting!

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