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

by: JanF

Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 05:51:59 AM EST





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JanF :: Sunday 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.

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From our news hound, jlms qkw:


All the News Fit to Share: Weekend Edition

Welcome to the nearly-nightly news diary providing an open news thread throughout the day! Feel free to comment on any of the stories in the diary or shared in the comments and share your own (help provided at the end of the diary).

News stories may be added throughout the day, so please stop back ...


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21 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 16)
Can't post photo ... will try later.

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


! (2.00 / 16)

(Note to self: Do not put * pairs in hovers. Kthxbai.)

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


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I won't!! (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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24 here in Brooklyn... (2.00 / 15)
Haven't gone out, but snow is probably frozen over.  At least we didn't get clobbered like Connecticut, Rhode Island and parts of Long Island did.  I wish we would have gotten less than the 9" we did, but that's certainly a hell of a lot better than the 3' we could have had.

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

Some of the photos of buried cars are quite dramatic. (2.00 / 15)
I saw a video on the Weather Channel showing what I think must have been an oceanfront road ... the parked cars covered with snow and vehicles driving on the road with water up to the tops of their tires.

People who could stay indoors (with electricity) were lucky. There are still a lot of folks without power.

The Northeast blizzard, state by state

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


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Ferron : Snowin' In Brooklyn (2.00 / 6)

Good morning...I just found this song on YouTube....seems to fit with your comment. I hope it all melts soon.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


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19 degrees here in Manhattan. Hope all is well with (2.00 / 14)
everyone in Moose Land. Am going out this afternoon to look for winter birds and seals in the harbor and harbor islands. Hope I find them. I really want to see the seals!

36f in Dandridge (2.00 / 14)
with a lovely high of 58 today.

Dug the beginnings of the final firepit yesterday and burned a little wood in it last night.

Spring is here!

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


With all due respect (2.00 / 13)
No, unfortunately, it's not. Can you send us some of yours? Pretty please?

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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On its way. (2.00 / 9)
due to complications in shipping, expect 6-8 weeks for delivery.

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

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Good morning, everyone. It's 21 degrees here in central NJ. (2.00 / 13)
At least it is sunny. Where's my spring--damned groundhog.

it b cold. yet hear wittle babee boids/choypin! cool..21-40 (2.00 / 12)


Nice diary this morning, zenor! (2.00 / 10)
if i would have a title, insert here, most likely

Is it your first evah?

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


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guesso. u c pic in moflo diary, mayb by de mey or sumpum?/owl! (2.00 / 8)


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19 degrees and sunny here (2.00 / 14)
in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Headed for a high of 43.

I'm ready for spring and for my dragonflies to come out!

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Dragonflies rule. (2.00 / 7)
Other than being the prettiest bug, and having the coolest name, they are the ultimate pesticide.

Sat on the porch of our family cottage on Sturgeon Lake, ON one morning and watched the entire morning cycle by the water's edge.

- A layer of small insects - gnats, black flies and mosquitoes - formed and thickened above the grass.

- Squadrons of dragonflies joined an hour in, diving and zooming through the layer, decimating the enemy.

- As the layer thinned, morning birds swoop in and eat the dragons.

Wonderful.

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


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I'm an insectographer (2.00 / 4)
Photo diaries usually ensue in the summer when the dragonflies are out. Stay tuned.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Can't wait. I love dragonflies. (2.00 / 3)


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


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33 Degrees in North Carolina (2.00 / 13)
Waiting for the coffee to brew. Found some Dark Chocolate Truffle Coffee at Target the other day when I went to get the new Josh Groban album. Great music and great coffee.

Finished this last night and love the way it came out.

Going Home photo GoingHome3_zps2ffaeff6.jpg

"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


This pic is seriously cool (2.00 / 8)


"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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-1 here in Saugerties - have no idea what the windchill is (2.00 / 12)
but it is friggin' cold - these temps we worry about pipes freezing  (I have the water dripping)

Tomorrow it is gonna be 42 (go figure)


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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


45 and raining in Columbia. Light rain all night, will maybe get (2.00 / 11)
to 60 today.  Good day for curling up with a book (raided the library yesterday so I have a little stack to work through).

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

G'Mornin' everyone (2.00 / 11)
A tad bit chilly at three degrees this crisp morning. It's suppose to be 40 by midnight. We are expecting lots of rain, to sit on all the snow and ice. Should make it interesting.

Have we heard from all the New Englanders? Do we know that everyone is safe?

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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


! (2.00 / 11)


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


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Good morning (2.00 / 8)
Warm up here in st charles.  Melting everywhere.  Very messy.  Hubby went for a run.  I am a jungle gym for a two year old.  Showing at naptime.  Grrrrrrr.  Off to grandma and grandpas we go!  Have a great day.

BRRR! (2.00 / 6)
38 degrees outside right now. But we're headed for a pleasant 58 today so I won't complain. Much.

Hope everyone has a nice Sunday!

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


58 sounds nice. (2.00 / 7)
We are supposed to get to 41 degrees today and it looks like the Freezing Rain Advisory in effect until noon will give way to "Oooops! Sorry to worry you ... temperatures will stay above freezing!!" as it is 34 degrees right now and nothing is going to freeze when it is 34. That is good news as we have a youth basketball tournament an hour from here.

Do you want me to liveblog it? Three games ... starting at 2pm RPT and running into the early evening.

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


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I am not a basketball fan, youth or otherwise, but... (2.00 / 6)
...your liveblogs are always fun (especially the complaints about substandard seating arrangements!). So have at 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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Yes, the "cold hard bleachers in the cold drafty gym". (2.00 / 6)
What? No complaints about Zonism? Are you slipping in your old age or have you given up on trying to get me to mend my ways?

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


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LOL (2.00 / 6)
My slippage was a temporary aberration, brought on by having to drink my coffee FAST before it got cold. (I failed; it chilled within minutes.)

Never you fear: I'll be back on the attack in due time. ;-p

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


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In due "time", indeed! ;) (2.00 / 6)


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


[ Parent ]
Heh. (2.00 / 5)
Guess I'm back in the zone. ;-p

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

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We win game 1 (2.00 / 2)
Game 2 starts in one minute.

(Does my stellar commentary have you on the edge of your seat?)

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


[ Parent ]
We lose game 2 (2.00 / 2)
Game 3 is for 3rd place and starts in 30 minutes.

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


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We win game 3 (2.00 / 3)
Take 3rd place.

PLUS we made it home safe and sound. G'nite!

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


[ Parent ]
A foggy 30* in Bellingham today..... (2.00 / 7)
But thanks to my favorite garden shop my back porch looks like spring with a blooming bulb pot, primroses in the wire planter, and pussy willows, curly willow branches, and forsythia in a tall vase. Chases the winter blues away!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Sounds great! Do you have photos for those of us in the Frozen Tundra? (2.00 / 7)


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


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i have a winter blues chaser Jan (2.00 / 7)
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time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


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But then you would also see the basket of muddy shoes, (2.00 / 6)
assorted winter coats, the recycling that needs to go out, the bag of potatoes that got left there just because, the shopping bags so they are handy, the dog leashes and towels....all that real life stuff!



Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


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good morning Purple People! (2.00 / 7)
it's been raining steadily all night and it's pouring now on the lakefront.
34 heading to 47...melty, melty.

i just read that Danbury got 38" so there's some early morning perspective.
i've been through worse when i lived in New York and maybe it's not the storm of the century,
but 38" is an EVENT. i feel badly for those folks and everyone without power.

hoping everyone is safe and warm today.  

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


71 and dark and rainy near Houston (2.00 / 7)
Thunderstorms may rumble through later. Large male mosquitoes are buzzing around near ground level. In February! By June, they will be large enough to open the back door and fix themselves a snack in my kitchen! Dragonflies, please! The lizards, snakes, toads, and frogs are still sleeping somewhere, and the songbirds aren't much bigger than these freaky insects.  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


! (2.00 / 7)


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


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Oh, Thanks, janf... (2.00 / 5)
Now I have to search the Internet for a GIF of a flyswatter!!

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


-- Oscar Wilde


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Here you go!! (2.00 / 1)

Not very satisfying, I am afraid, since it seems to be permanently in "miss" mode.

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


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I just took a short walk... (2.00 / 7)
...down to the corner bakery for a blueberry muffin. What has happened to muffins in recent years? They, most of them, are really cupcakes, quite unlike real homemade muffins.

Don't get me wrong, I like cupcakes very much. But I must sometimes shake my head at a world where muffins are no longer muffin-y.

Anyway, my bluberry "cupcake" is very tasty. :-)

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


Get off my lawn, Faux Muffin!! (2.00 / 6)
I admit to choosing my muffins by their size which usually guarantees that they will be muffin-y. Cupcakes are generally smaller and more compact.

My favorite muffins are the ones where the tops spread out over the top of the muffin cups ... unable to be contained by mere paper. I break those pieces off and eat them first.


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


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Heh. (2.00 / 6)
"Back in MY day, when muffins were muffins..."

I love breaking off the crunchy overspill too. Only after that do I attack the more tender center region.

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


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Muffins (2.00 / 7)
I was pondering muffins just the other day, looking at pictures and the real thing and shuddering at how gummy they would be and how people are eating chocolate cake for breakfast. I'll buy corn muffins if they're on special but not any other kind. (I really should make my own corn muffins. They're easy, even from scratch.)

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

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Corn muffins are good. (1.43 / 7)
But my favorite kind are spicy pumpkin-wheat germ muffins. Haven't made those in awhile, for which I ought to kick myself.

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

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We had storms last night... (2.00 / 6)
Loud and fast moving, but I won't complain. It was heavy enough to knock the cedar pollen out of the air for a bit. For that I am truly grateful.

62 now, headed for 70+ later in the day. I'm scared to do any kind of serious preparation for spring gardening even though the temps seem to indicate that winter may down to a whisper. Just as soon as I go and get after said gardening prep, we probably have another weird snow storm in April. Snow on the bluebonnets...quite an odd spring that year.  

"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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