Saturday Morning Moose Check In - Magisterial Moose Musings

by: Khloe

Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:51:03 AM EST



Be sure your peeps know where to find you.

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Khloe :: Saturday Morning Moose Check In - Magisterial Moose Musings
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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. I seem to be very good at forgetting this.

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Happy Saturday everyone! (2.00 / 28)
Five degrees in beautiful, scenic Bay City, Michigan. I'm happy to report that it didn't hit the minus one that we were expecting. The ground and snow are warmer then the air, so we have some weird fog going on.

How about a Saturday morning sing along?
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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


Excess, indeed! (2.00 / 22)
Back after I get my coffee ...

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


[ Parent ]
Who is this? (2.00 / 19)
A cat may look at a queen, they say.



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


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Truly a beautiful poot! (2.00 / 14)


"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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For anyone who has missed any season 3 (2.00 / 19)
of Downton Abbey, here is a linky to the show to catch you up. The link will take you to Masterpiece Watch online.  

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

Thanks so much for that! Now I can finally see for myself what (2.00 / 17)
everyone else is talking about, lol. I got rid of my last TV years ago, and I don't even know if that show is on the air in Germany. Even if it were, I had no way to see it.  

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


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I pretty sure the first season is (2.00 / 15)
on Netflix. I'm not sure is Netflix Germany is different then Netflix USA though.  

"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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The videos on the Masterpiece Theatre website won't show :( (2.00 / 15)
The rights don't extend to Germany, but I'll go check out the Netflix possibility later. Thanks for the tip.

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


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My favorite character (2.00 / 21)
This is Violet Crawley Dowager Countess Of Grantham. IMO she gets all the best lines and one liners. She is played by the brilliant Maggie Smith

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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


I think she is my favorite character. She seems to understand (2.00 / 14)
that times are changing and I get the impression that she despairs  of her son catching on.  You are right about getting the best lines:  Maggie Smith is perfection in the role.

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

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When she said (2.00 / 15)
"what is a weekend" I burst out laughing. The pause in the middle of week and end was perfect.  

"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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At Downton a week-end runs for 7 days. eom (2.00 / 14)


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

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I love her, but... (2.00 / 13)
...I think my favorite character is the housekeeper, Mrs. Hughes. She's the kindest and most sensible of any Downton character. :-)

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

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Well said. Down to earth also (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

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I would cheerfully (2.00 / 6)
buy a ticket to see Maggie Smith read the telephone book. Or anything.

Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas. -- Anonymous

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17 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 23)
First, sorry all you east coastiers for sending NoName, the snowstorm that dumped 4.5 inches on Madison on Thursday and is now giving you the Storm of the Century Month ... but at least your storm has a namo!

Second, Khloe Khloe Khloe ... I cannot sing at this time of the morning. In fact, singing is something I cannot do at any time of the day or night as it is part of the restraining order put on me by The Planet after I broke out in song and caused the earth's rotation to stop as it listened in horror.

Although, I guess it is okay for this guy to sing:



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


The mystery is now solved. (2.00 / 20)
We now know why the earth stopped a few years ago. ;-) Jan Jan Jan... It just can't be that bad. I bet we could get you a record contract in the alt. feline genre.  

"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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The one hormone I have left is partial (2.00 / 21)
to John Bates. He is  is Lord Grantham's valet. He is played by the very hot Brendan Coyle.

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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


It will be great to see Bates out of prison grey. The stand-in (2.00 / 13)
valet is going to have a seriously out of joint nose.  Hooray.

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

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sigh... he can dress me anyday........ (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

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Or undress sweet Anna. eom (2.00 / 13)


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

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Morning, folks - (2.00 / 25)
It is currently 30° with a bit of a breeze - a breeze with gusts up to 50 MPH. Got called in to work last night around 5:30 - A new tenant had just signed papers on a house they are leasing down the street from me. They walked in the house and found water on the laundry room floor. It turns out a pipe fitting is leaking from the water heater. So, today (my normal Saturday on duty) I get to replace the flex line coming off the water heater. Not a big job at all, but I hate doing plumbing. Fortunately, the tenants aren't moving in until next weekend.

To whoever controls the front page - thanks for front-paging iriti's piece last night.  

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

Buckaroo Banzai


G'Mornin' ((TRS)) (2.00 / 19)
I hope it's a quick fix. With very little mumbling needed.  

"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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Yep (2.00 / 22)
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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Good morning! (2.00 / 23)
We have about 18 inches of snow here so far in sunny southern New Hampshire. Still snowing, but lightly. And it's the light, fluffy stuff, not the real heavy, wet stuff. Not sure if I'll get to my neighbor's to work out this am. Going to the gym, my new hobby, is out. It should stop by late afternoon. Power is still on. Nice and warm. Will be cleared up by tomorrow. It looks nice, plus spring is on the way. it always is. It's good to give mother earth some cover to get ready :)

WOW!! 18 inches is a whole lot! (2.00 / 19)
I hope the wind isn't blowing hard. Fluffy snow makes for mighty big drifts.
It's nice meeting you Freedapeople.  

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

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I think you are not allowed to call 18 inches of snow "light and fluffy". (2.00 / 19)
Even if it is not "wet and heavy" 18 inches is going to be difficult to move.

For those who are home and don't have to go anywhere, it is nice to be able to look out and enjoy the beauty of the snow.

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


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plus, you are going to have (2.00 / 5)
a mud season to remember!

Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas. -- Anonymous

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Good morning Moose! Racer and I say it's 40 in Wilmington and (2.00 / 21)
no snow for us.
Khloe, we're still trying to get to the bottom of what's going on with Sadie although she is making progress.  Still a bit of a mystery though.

"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!

Poor Baby Sadie (2.00 / 20)
Progress is good. I hope there is no pain.
No snow is a great thing! I'm willing to share if you are feeling left out........

"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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She doesn't seem to have pain thankfully. No need to share! :) (2.00 / 15)


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

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I lurve a singalong! (2.00 / 22)
30 here in the Shenandoah Valley, headed for 37.

A song for all those like me who didn't watch the Superbowl even for the commercials. The real sports season starts in two months!

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Words to look forward to: "Pitchers and catchers are reporting this week" (2.00 / 20)
No team has lost a game yet and hope springs eternal.

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


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If I were home, (2.00 / 20)
I'd post my favorite Steve Goodman song (after City of New Orleans), A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request.

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

Buckaroo Banzai


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For those who haven't hit the front page yet, (2.00 / 19)
go check it out. Iriti wrote a great diary yesterday, and it was front paged! A high five to whoever promoted it.

G'Mornin'((Iriti))
I'm ok with baseball, but I prefer hockey. Hockeytown USA!!

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


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I pretty much got out of following hockey (2.00 / 16)
After the Great One (Wayne Gretzy) retired. I grew up watching Stan Mikita and the Blackhawks. I did go to minor league hockey games in Peoria when I lived in Illinois. I saw Brett Hull as a minor league player.  

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

Buckaroo Banzai


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blackhawk fan here as well. (2.00 / 11)
had season tickets to the old Stadium the last few, great seasons before they tore it down. what an incredible experience it was when we all sang the national anthem together with the booming pipes of that organ!

i really miss The Stadium.

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


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Loved the old Stadium - (2.00 / 10)
I went to a game back in the 70's when Mikita, Bobby Orr, and Tony Espisito were still together on the Hawks - When a goal was scored, by OSHA regs, you needed earplugs to be in that building.

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

Buckaroo Banzai


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hah, there isn't any doubt about that trs. (2.00 / 8)
who sang the anthem then, that was too early for Wayne Messmer wasn't it?

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


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It was too early - (2.00 / 9)
Wayne was late 80's-90's. I don't remember anyone singing it. I think they just used the organ. That was the era of Kate Smith singing for the Flyers, and nobody wanted to be compared to that.  

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

Buckaroo Banzai


[ Parent ]
don't the Flyers post a vid of Kate Smith (2.00 / 10)
on the jumbotron singing, i seem to remember that from the Hawk/Flyer playoff series a few years ago?

aww, now i'm all nostagic for the Barn, trs.
i learned to love hockey there, sticky seats and all.

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


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::blushes:: (2.00 / 20)
Thanks K

Hockey. Makes me cold just thinking about it!

'Nother for the sing along:

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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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 ]
? (2.00 / 15)
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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


[ Parent ]
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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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Can you break the borders on the Moose? (2.00 / 15)
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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Let's find out (2.00 / 14)
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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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Don't make me (2.00 / 13)
go all Captain & Tenille on your booty...

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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I'm bring out da big dogs..... (2.00 / 13)
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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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Cover your ears.... (2.00 / 12)
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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Cover your eyes.... (2.00 / 13)
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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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I'm getting that sinking feeling (2.00 / 12)
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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Straight to the tummy (2.00 / 13)
Hot Diggity photo HotDiggity.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

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Blowing my mind (2.00 / 12)
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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Sharing (2.00 / 12)

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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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Awww, lovely (2.00 / 14)
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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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I don't think it's breaking...... (2.00 / 14)
But I'll break out the disco and that should be the straw that breaks the mooses back. Now, where did I leave that disco...........

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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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Gotta go take a shower (2.00 / 17)
So I'll leave you with a grand finale from the wayback machine: July 1, 2010, the day before trs and I got married. h/t you for the first image, IIRC.

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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I loved iriti's diary on labels - right on! (2.00 / 19)
As I said, this is a frosty, snowless weekend in Germany. It's Carneval, and there will be a lot of towns with parades going on (i.e. blocked traffic), so staying home is my favorite thing on weekends like this. They take this stuff pretty seriously around here:

Alemannic Carnival



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


good morning Purple People! (2.00 / 20)
it's cold and white outside and i don't care 'cause i'm not leavin'! have 3 days to defrost my bones, dry my clothes and write, write and write some more!

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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. I seem to be very good at forgetting this. et tu Jan?

great diary Khloe, rec'd last night and will visit again today.

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


I keep forgetting to hit that draft button. (2.00 / 18)
I've gotten good at deleting diaries because of it.  ;-)
I have the next two days off. I have to run out for a bit this morning, then I'm staying home. Flannel jammies, poots, and fireplace.  

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

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i learned that lesson HARD, won't ever forget again. ;-} (2.00 / 17)
it's the season of the Fleece, i love me some fleece.
a fireplace sounds absolutely divine J.

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


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OK (2.00 / 17)
That is a disturbing gif!

Enjoy your weekend of enforced relaxation.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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yeah, i guess it is iriti sorry (2.00 / 16)
but i have occasional disturbances, so i can relate. i have been delving deep into the world of GIFs the past few days and found some really creative stuff.

i'll do a diary on it soon.

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


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Very cool (2.00 / 15)
No need to apologize. Sometimes disturbing can be cool...in a disturbing way.

Look forward to the diary.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Good morning. (2.00 / 20)
22 in st Charles.  Going up to 35.  We have a big fish on the line for buying the house so keep your fingers crossed for us.  Hubby works today so doesn't feel like the weekend around here.  Oh, and another showing at ten this AM.   Let the cleaning up begin ( again).  Have a great day.

Fingers crossed (2.00 / 18)
Please keep the updates coming. You 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

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Fingers crossed (2.00 / 15)
Toes crossed. Eyes crossed. Hope it goes well.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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well... (2.00 / 23)
I'm on the part of Long Island that got the minimum amount of snow of about 11 inches.  But further east they got a whole lot more with a lot of stupid people who were out during the storm (despite the fact that there were bans on driving on these roads) and are now totally stranded.

I don't get that.

Anyway - I had about 6 hours of rain then sleet and sleet and snow mixture before it finally turned to snow which is why I had less accumulation.

Birds are filling up on food I set out for them in preparation of the storm.

Indoor pooties fed and napping off the breakfast orgasm...

:D


What! Ya mean the weather folks were right? (2.00 / 21)
They said it would start at _, but I know I can beat the storm. Weather ban is up so no one will be on the road but me. The weather folks are never right anyway..... blah blah blah.

Do you use your bird feeders as indoor pootie babysitters?

"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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absolutely!!! (2.00 / 18)
even the new kitten has learned the pleasure of bird feeder teevee.  ;-)

Yah - I guess that the weather people were right in spots.  Out in Suffolk County on Long Island they get hit with like 2 1/2 feet of snow.  And parts of Connecticut got hit pretty badly.

I don't wanna get out there to shovel coz of the slippery frozen stuff beneath the deceptively gorgeous fluffy snow on top.  :-/  I do have a snowblower... just a matter of getting things set up.


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I know you know this, but I'll say it alway (2.00 / 17)
be careful out there. It's easy to 'know' the ice is there. It's harder to land on your tushie because of it.  

"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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San Antonio TX has a really good way of dealing with stoopid people. (2.00 / 15)
Rain can be very heavy causing many roads to be impassable.  Driving on those roads can be prohibited but if some smarty pants decides to disobey the order and ends up needing to be rescued, there will be a surprise.  A really really big bill to cover the rescue.  If the fire service has to come and haul your sorry butt out of the river, you are going to pay a lot.  Might work in your case.  Sometimes a big hit in the wallet will temper the desire to do whatever you want whenever you want.

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

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yah... you know... (2.00 / 16)
that is the ONLY way to get people to understand that when there's the highway signs all saying ROAD CLOSED they need to read it!!!

They are reporting 100s of cars abandoned.

Apparently the national guard was called and they had snowmobiles that were used to rescue some, and others by other emergency personnel.  BUt some also refused to leave their cars.

ok.  why were they given a choice?

Meanwhile, aside from cars littering the highway, it meant that plows could not do their job of clearing those roads... uh... which, believe it or not, folks - in weather conditions like this, the roads are mainly kept clear for EMERGENCY vehicles and not for stoopid people who think they are invincible and they can get down the road which is barely passable for plows.

gah.


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apparently, the ban on driving (2.00 / 4)
worked in Massachusetts, because there weren't cars clogging the roads so the plows can get through.

However, there were comments that malls insisted on opening, so they required workers to come in. Dumb.

Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas. -- Anonymous


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During a rain (2.00 / 14)
on a friday night, tired, wanting to get home, I actually lost my car in a flood in Rock Creek. I watched it float away, never to be driven again. Don't drive into standing water, people, even when the road is still open.

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

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Yikes (2.00 / 12)
I 'fierce' this in sympathy, not because it's fierce you lost your car.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


[ Parent ]
When heavy rain falls in the Houston area (2.00 / 13)
there are sometimes fatalities as people drive into standing water, probably assuming "hey, my car's waterproof" or "that's only a few inches of water". It's VERY dangerous, even if the only downside is being trapped until the authorities can rescue you. When it rains several inches an hour, our drainage systems cannot keep up. When a City Council candidate runs on a platform of "better drainage", you know there's a problem.  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


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We had rain and freezing rain yesterday, but we got snow (2.00 / 20)
overnight. it looks like we got about 6 inches. Now the wind is blowing, and it is 27 degrees. We dodged a bullet, but I feel sorry for the folks further north. Dad and I will go out to shovel in a while. We always shovel together. If one of us passes out, the other one can phone 911.  

I'm very happy it missed you with the worst. (2.00 / 18)
Couldn't shoveling together be considered quality 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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NO!! Neither of us likes the cold. (2.00 / 18)
We are summer people. We like the heat. We don't even have air conditioning.  

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the wind blew all night (2.00 / 17)
so today will no doubt be a howler. The wind is such a presence out here in the high desert it surprises me when folks won't learn how to live with it. I was fortunate since my fil liked me and taught me all the little tricks that make it bearable. Most of them were not intuitive either so it doesn't surprise me when I see folks doing it wrong. They just never learn to like it here and there is much to like once you get past the wind.

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

The wind is disturbing. (2.00 / 12)
When we moved to Waukesha WI, the neighborhood we lived in was often very windy ... it had wind when the rest of the area did not. We would get sometimes get wind that would last 48 hours and the windows would be groaning. I am not sure how people who live where there is constant wind ever adjust to it.  

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


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the only thing to learn (2.00 / 10)
is a humble acknowledgment that if you fight the wind it will always win. It can help you along in several ways though if you've lined yourself up with it correctly. I like the way everything looks stirred up after a blow and have been known to go looking for artifacts in draws after an unusual one, it's fun seeing what the wind has uncovered. And I've seen it drive folks just about literally crazy before they got themselves outa Dodge.

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

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"if you fight the wind it will always win" (2.00 / 9)
Somewhere I have stored away an old cheap wind-proof lighter bought in Ontario in the 80s. The instructions inscribed read.

It fights against the wind
whenever you ride the car
keeping window open

I have a mental image of the Chinese factory it was made in, and the person judge as having the best English and thus tasked with crafting those lines. :~)

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


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I call Lubbock home, went to school at Tech... (2.00 / 9)
Sometimes I really miss the wind, always a breeze even on the hottest of days.

Not exactly missing those sand storms, but I do miss the open spaces.

"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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One of the happiest experiences of my life occurred when (2.00 / 22)
I paid an all-too-brief visit to Anchorage, years ago.  Went on a little tour to the Portage Glacier, and on the way the driver of the little tour bus pointed out a mother moose waiting by the side of the road with her calf.  

And I was able to see salmon leaping upstream.  Alaska is magical!  I'd love to visit it again one day.

No snow here in Washington, DC--28 F. and a very nasty cold wind blowing. A slow cooker dinner tonight!


I'm happy the snow missed you (2.00 / 16)
I would love to visit Alaska someday. A girl can dream.....

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

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I was in Alaska for a fleeting moment (2.00 / 16)
On some ground-tours from an Alaskan cruise. It's an amazing place, a whole different world from the lower 48.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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I went to high school in Alaska (2.00 / 16)
Graduated from high school there actually.  It is lovely but I don't think I could live there permanently.  It is very far away and football starts a eight in the morning.  Not cool. : )

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I can't imagine an election being called (2.00 / 16)
while my state is still voting. That does cross my mind each voting season.  

"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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This is not a sentence (2.00 / 15)
that I would think could be used in reference to Alaska:

Not cool


Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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only got about 10 inches of snow here in Hudson Valley (2.00 / 16)
NY. Just got off the phone with my brother in Providence RI- they really got buried - he has over 2 feet.

I'm headed out to clean off the porch - the dratted wind blew a bunch of snow up against the back door - the dogs are looking at me like "are you crazy? We are not walking in this"

Taboo would have loved it.  

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


10 inches is quite enough (2.00 / 14)
when shoveling is involved. ((Dee))

"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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Weekend greetings! (2.00 / 16)
Not exactly balmy here (41 or so) but I'll take it over what's going on elsewhere.

Museum visit was fantastic. It was a fairly small show but what gorgeous objects there were. I was totally amazed at the beauty and craftsmanship I saw. I think my favorite object was a small gold coffee grinder that had belonged to Mme. de Pompadour, embossed all around with red gold coffee berries and green gold coffee leaves. Incredible luxury.

Speaking of coffee, I can't wait for mine to finish brewing!

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


Can you imagine having such things? (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

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I was imagining the whole time yesterday, LOL! (2.00 / 11)
But my reality is somewhat less, er, glamourous. ;-)

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

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It's a balmy 27° on Pikes Peak with sunshine. (2.00 / 17)
Good morning, Meeses! I've been on the Disabled List for two weeks, but I'm back in the rotation today. Silky, how's that coffee coming along?

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

Mornin', Kelley! (2.00 / 13)
Already into my second cup. :-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 heading down for #3, myself. (2.00 / 15)
I was thinking about you last night when I realized it's been weeks since I took any pain meds for my back. There's hope, Darlin!

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

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I am looking forward to... (2.00 / 13)
...no longer being dependent upon my Percocet (even as I dread the withdrawal).

Did a stupid thing yesterday: went to the museum without having taken a pill. The walking about nearly did me in, but my mistaken intention was to keep myself alert to what I was seeing. Bad decision as I was distracted by pain.

I'm grateful for your encouragement, and the reminder that things WILL get better!

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 didn't have any trouble with withdrawal, (2.00 / 14)
in spite of the amounts I'd been taking for years. As the pain lessened I cut back slowly over time, until I realized I had stopped many days before. I know it's not that easy for some people. You'll be getting more pain meds following your surgery, and you may need them to be able to do physical therapy.

Percocet has enabled you to keep moving while you've been waiting for surgery, and that's a good thing. The less your muscles atrophy, the quicker you'll recover. Seventeen more days!

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


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I had pretty bad withdrawal... (2.00 / 13)
...from Vicodin after my gall bladder removal. But I hope this time will be different. At least this time I'll know what to expect.

Seventeen days. I can't wait/I dread 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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I know those feelings well! (2.00 / 13)
I was a bundle of nerves and butterflies and fear and hope before my fusion surgery.

Is someone going to stay at the hospital with you? At least for the first night?  

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


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I'll be alone. But... (2.00 / 12)
...I don't mind. And a couple of people including both my sisters have promised to visit the next day.

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

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And you will have friends pextering you into the night. ;) (2.00 / 11)


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


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I will indeed :-) (2.00 / 10)


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 don't like that scenario. (2.00 / 12)
How long does your cell phone battery last? You can put me on speakerphone and set the phone on your chest.  

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

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Well... (2.00 / 10)
...my cellphone's battery is notoriously short-lived. But I'm planning to have the charger with me so that shouldn't be an issue. :-)

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 was worried about withdrawal too.... (2.00 / 13)
I'm very drug sensitive and have had to suffer through a few nasty withdrawals. Last year I just tapered off the Vicodin real slow it it was no problem.

RonK needed pain meds to allow him to do the necessary PT, so don't be in to big of a hurry to stop. I can't wait to know you are healed and enjoying your walks around San Francisco again!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


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That was my problem. (2.00 / 6)
They made me quit cold turkey, and it was hell.

Thanks for your good wishes, my dear!

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


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Mornin' ((MIss Kelley)) (2.00 / 12)
Your going to have to break out your bikini soon with those temps.  

"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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The world is not ready for that sight. :) (2.00 / 12)
I'll settle for the return of t-shirt weather, about the time the hummingbirds return for the 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

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Colorado Hummingbirds!! (2.00 / 13)
Many years ago, my sister was married in the mountains of Colorado (near Denver) in May and she arranged for our family to stay at a resort nearby. The cabins all had hummingbird feeders and lots and lots of hummingbirds. We have hummingbirds here but not like Colorado.

Maybe this will hold you until they return, Nurse Kelley:

I love the hummingbirds: they look like faeries to me.

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


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We thank you, Jan! (2.00 / 14)
My pooties must miss them, too. When I started your video, they woke up and came running to see where the hummers were. They usually arrive on Earth Day, driven by genetics to build their nests and lay their eggs. I have to be ready, because my first sight of them is usually a crowd hovering outside my windows and telling me to move my ass.

People all over these mountains act like kids when the hummers return. There's a run on sugar at the grocery store, with aisle six packed with grinning adults who seem as happy as children waiting to sit on Santa's lap.

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


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Here is one of our hummers: (2.00 / 13)

The most we have ever had at one time is two and they seem pretty aggressive about the feeder territories. Your hummingbirds seem to have learned to share.

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


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They're fierce little things. (2.00 / 11)
Do you just have one feeder? That could be your problem. If I put out four or five feeders when they arrive, more of them nest in my trees.

The rubythroats arrive first, and they manage to share. When the rufus arrive in July, some terrible fights break out. I never have figured out why they arrive before anything is growing - we don't see wildflowers until June. If there's enough rain to keep the flowers and berries growing, I have more hummers.  

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


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Just the one feeder. Sounds like we should get more of them. (2.00 / 7)
Something to look forward to when spring arrives.

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


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I'm still seeing a few, but nothing like the numbers last summer (2.00 / 14)
We have a few overwintering here, but last summer it was a mob.  So much fun to watch them.

 photo Hummersairshow.jpg

Eventually I got to where I could sit on the front porch less than 10 feet away and if I made no sudden movements they acted as if I wasn't there.


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That's a great shot, Ebby. :) (2.00 / 12)
Mine will hover right by my hands while I'm changing their feeders, and some of them divebomb me like Mocking Birds if they want me to move.

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

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36 and Crisp in North Carolina (2.00 / 14)
Heading into the kitchen to make a coffee cake. Then a pizza for lunch. Other then that I'm babying this stupid cold all weekend. I've had it since August and can hardly wait for March 1st when I get Medicare and can see a doctor and get something for it.

"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

I don't know if this incident is the one that moved San Antonio's (2.00 / 15)
city council to make the "you're gonna pay" law but it got national attention. SA got one of its not-so-rare frog stranglers and this particular road was posted closed and police cars were there to make sure no one tried to cross the flooded road.  A gal in an SUV assumed that they surely didn't mean her and sped around the police cars and into the rushing water.  She had to be rescued (her car not so much) and the police and fire departments were so seriously annoyed they sent her a bill for time and services.

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

Good morning, Meeses. 32 degrees, clear and cold (2.00 / 14)
in the Armstrong Valley this morning.  It's nice to have the sun even if it means the nights are colder.  I've seen the first green shoots of crocus coming up.  Can't wait til they look like this (previous year, but the same type):

 photo crocus.jpg

Thinking about all of you being hit by the weather -- I hope you can hang in there, and above all be safe.


40 (2.00 / 11)


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

oops....how did that happen? (2.00 / 12)
40° and raining in Bellingham this morning, and I'm obviously slow to wake up this morning. The cold I felt starting yesterday is a sneezy, achy, coughy, squinty eyed nuisance today!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

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65 and cloudy here in the Houston suburbs (2.00 / 16)
Rain on the way tomorrow. Watching the Boston and southern NH weather updates for my kinfolk, so far so good. Portland Maine reportedly has the most snowfall EVER since records were kept. I find that suspicious, having lived in the Portsmouth NH area for a dozen years and shoveling in back-to-back 20-30-inch snowfalls.

Maybe back in the days before social media there was less hyperbole?  A 20-inch snowfall was just a 20-inch snowfall and not a SNOWPOCALYPSE!!!!!!

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


-- Oscar Wilde


48f in lovely Dandridge, TN (2.00 / 10)
Just had a lovely evening of banter and BS with fellow moose Elch, who brought along news from Berlin and points Deutsche.

One interesting new story is of the discovery of a Soviet bunker under his East German home town. It had been kept secret from locals like him before the Wall came down and only found later. Apparently it was the westernmost listening post for the Cold War USSR, using signals bouncing off the ionosphere to keep an eye on naughty Americans.

You can now tour the facility for five Euros. Stalin would be so pissed.

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


Afternoon check in today :o) (2.00 / 10)
Busy busy this morning baking a birthday cake for my oldest son. German chocolate, no store bought frosting for the birthday cake, gotta be the real deal. So real deal it is.

Love the hummingbird videos! I can't wait for the return of hummingbirds and bluebonnets.

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


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