Thursday Morning Herd Check-in: Grazings and Greetings of the Moose Folk

by: JanF

Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 05:54:14 AM EST





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

JanF :: Thursday Morning Herd Check-in: Grazings and Greetings of the Moose Folk
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:
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- Ratings: Fierce means Thumbs Up, Fail means Thumbs Down, Meh means one of three things: I am unFailing you but I can't Fierce you, I am unFiercing after a mistaken Fierce, or Meh. Just Meh.
- Ratings don't bestow mojo, online behaviour does.
- Only click Post once for comments. When a diary's comment thread gets longer, it takes a bit to reload and the comment may not display as quickly. Clicking the Post button twice posts the comment twice. (h/t Khloe)
- When creating a new diary, remember to choose the Draft option (near the bottom) while you are working on it. Choose the Public option when you want to publish it. (h/t Khloe)

(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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34 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 25)


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


And they call it puppy love.......... (2.00 / 22)
Happy Valentine Day, dear JanFab.

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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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Happy Valentines Day, Khloe!! (2.00 / 20)
Or as we call it around here "Happy Day we can eat pink and white M&Ms!!"


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


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Happy Valentine Day everyone! (2.00 / 18)
A pootie poem for you.....
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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

Here you go!! Wif bacon ... (2.00 / 20)


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


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! (2.00 / 20)
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"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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Happy Valentine's Day, Ms. K (2.00 / 17)
Better poetry than extortion, I always say...

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Happy Valentine Day ((Iriti)) (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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my son asked for cheeseburgers (2.00 / 7)
for dinner tonight.  which means he gets a cheeseburger, his sister gets a chicken sandwich, and i get . . . . ?  salmon or tuna?  

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Just got a box of chocolate (2.00 / 22)
from the dogs and cats (with a card) handed to me by the hubby :)

Tis 24 here in Saugerties, going up to 45 - have papers to finish grading before heading off to school.

Happy Valentine's Day y'all.


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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


Don't work too hard, Dee! (2.00 / 18)
Will you eat the chocolates for breakfast?

We are going to get some snow here later today and our temperatures is not expected to get above 35.


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


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heh - he just gave me a box from him too (2.00 / 18)
have already eaten half of the first one :)


"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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My Funny Valentines (2.00 / 22)
Just saw this on twitter - a combination of romance and wildlife appreciation. I'm sure Moose will enjoy

Oh, and here's the link to my beast piece (only published now though filed a day ago)

http://www.thedailybeast.com/a...

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'


Yes!! Very romantical ... (2.00 / 20)
Yikes!

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


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English humour (2.00 / 9)
Kind of puts the kibosh on candlelit dinners, eh?

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'

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segue - My Funny Valentine (2.00 / 21)
there are so many great versions of this tune - I am not sure which to pick ...so here are a few



"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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One of my favourite Cole Porter Songs (2.00 / 10)
I was brought up on the Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday versions

One of my favourite lyrics too

"Your looks are laughable
Unphotographable
But you're my favourite work of art.

Is your figure less than Greek ?
Is your mouth a little weak ?
When you open it to speak
Are you smart? No
But don't change on hair for me,
Not if you care for me.
Stay little Valentine, stay...

Each day is Valentine's day."




The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'

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Sorry to be pedantic, but... (2.00 / 10)
...'My Funny Valentine' is actually by Rodgers & Hart. However, it's easy to confuse Larry Hart's clever lyrics with those of Mr. Porter. :-)

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

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Shoot - thanks (2.00 / 10)
That's no pedantic. You've stopped me from continuing to make a fule of myself

I suppose I confused because, on my parents childhood album, the song was squeezed between 'Night and Day' and 'I get a Kick out of You'

What a great era for American song writing

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'


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:: nod :: (2.00 / 6)
There are very good reasons that the whole era is known as the Great American Songbook.

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

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Happy Valentine's Day, meese. (2.00 / 20)
I am off to work in a bit. I have a long day ahead of me, but Monday is a holiday. The uni is closed!!!

I'm off Monday, too (2.00 / 20)
I'll probably do some wiring.  

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

Buckaroo Banzai


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Request moderation????? (2.00 / 16)
What the heck????

There's a request moderation button!

HELL NO!

We don't want MODERATION, we want PROGRESS!!!!!



"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


Hullo? (2.00 / 16)
:: scared look ::

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


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Moderation in ALL things... (2.00 / 19)
OK, most things. Maybe not all.

Good morning. I actually like the 'request moderation' button. Good to know that it's out there if needed, though I enjoy the fact that it doesn't seem to be needed too often.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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iriti...thought about you a few days ago.... (2.00 / 12)
When I ran across the cutest little dragonfly jewelry collection.

Celtic Dragonfly Collection

"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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That is delightful! (2.00 / 9)

It makes me wish that I had a place to wear such a thing. When I worked in cubicle-world and had to dress for success, I used to wear pins. Now I work in my jammies and switch to jeans and polo shirts if I have to be presentable.


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


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That's pretty clever and cute! (2.00 / 6)


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Those are marvelous (2.00 / 8)
Oh, to be able to afford to splurge on them!

Must.build.house. Must.not.splurge!

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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I know the must not splurge mantra by heart.... (2.00 / 2)
Youngest kiddo has dual enrollment coming up, and it ain't cheap. Have to pay the piper ahead of time so he has a good shot at scholarships.

But dang those are so cute--A lot of cute stuff on that site!

"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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Ummmmm silliness alert n/t (2.00 / 15)


"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

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There will be no silliness (2.00 / 15)
Until we're well primed with caffeine!

OK, OK, you can be silly if you want. Carry on.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Good morning peeps! (2.00 / 18)
32 degrees here, heading for 50. Heat wave!!!

Happy Valentine's Day. Trs got me dark chocolate covered almonds because he luvs me! I would like to go on the record here and announce that I am a very spoiled woman.

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Awwww! (2.00 / 17)
Good morning, iriti! Dark chocolate is health food, you know.

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


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What she didn't tell you... (2.00 / 19)
is she replaced my wedding ring. The old one ended up either in a snowdrift or salt spreader - don't know which. This one is titanium - supposed to be indestructable - and fits better than the original, which was effected by a 30 lb weight loss last year.  

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

Buckaroo Banzai


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Awwww (2.00 / 16)
An indestructible titanium wedding ring. That is awwwwsome!

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

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Now if they could make an "indes-loseable" one. (2.00 / 14)


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


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Titanium? Wow, that is cool! (2.00 / 9)
Mr. Pike and I are headed for our 30th next year, and I have my eye on a pair of rings made from iron-nickel meteorite (the Gibeon fall, I think) that have the really cool Widmanstatten patterns that look like the metal has crystallized.

Yes, they are pricey. I needed to start saving yesterday...


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Happy Valentine's Day from the Shire (2.00 / 19)
A pleasant 13 degrees here.

About to head into the kitchen to start the day's baking.

Heart shaped brownies drizzled with ganache

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And then some honey wheat sunflower bread.

May cupid be nice to you today :)

" In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof. "


Good morning (2.00 / 17)
Happy valentines day to all.  My kids just said it to each other and hugged.  That is what I live for man.
It is 33 going to near 40 today in st chuck.  But weatherbug says it is going to be blustery so I guess after ballet and the store we will have to come home and watch Winnie the Pooh. ( it makes me cry every time).
Have a great day.

Happy Valentine's Day to all (2.00 / 16)


Happy Valentine's Day <3 (2.00 / 15)
It's 28 out right now in Pittsburgh, but going to head up to 40. This is the day before it may snow tomorrow.

I'm relaxing and doing a bunch of nothing today, as I had a medical procedure done yesterday that requires me to stay put. Not an easy thing, but I'm trying hard to enforce my laziness for the day!

Peace, Hope, Faith, Love


happy good morning all (2.00 / 14)
our plans for installing a window yesterday were postponed when the wind got up well before noon. Today is looking a lot more likely. Hope everyone has a happy Valentine's day.  

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

It's supposed to snow today - maybe an inch. (2.00 / 14)
Dad and I are hitting the new Die Hard movie this afternoon.  It's 'our' thing - we like many of the same movies.  I buy the tickets, he buys the tub of popcorn and soda.  We'll catch up on small stuff and enjoy the movie.  We like to watch the previews as well.

Some family politics may bubble up in the near future.... my sister and her husband are having a house built about an hour north of here.  She's 'hinted' at dad moving into the new house with them and the 3 girls (sis's adopted daughters).  Dad wants to know what she really wants.  His idea is a live in nanny for the girls.  Me - that and gain access to control of dad's finances and/or some of the property - yes, I do think she's that materialistic - get dad to help pay for the new house and such.


good morning Purple People! (2.00 / 17)
looks like we've alraedy reached our high, 37.

i'm off to build a big bouquet for my wife.

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happy Valentines Day everyone!

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


Happy Valentine Day (2.00 / 11)
((Mr and Mrs DO))

"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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you are sweetheart {{{{Khloe}}}}. (2.00 / 5)


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


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unh.what another holiday?chinese?superbowl?blizzard day? (2.00 / 15)
Precedents?Nat'l Cute Cat Hour Day? Internat'l Put Your Pit Who Pat Your Pet Day? Swell. I mean that.
I fell asleep in this bed; which happened before.
ok. pencil me in, whatever you're doing. I'll get out of it later.

Happy VD (2.00 / 15)
39 overnight, so still chilly out here. I'm off to see my eye doctor shortly.


Never put VD in the same comment as "going to the doctor". (2.00 / 14)


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


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This entire thread to top comments!! (2.00 / 10)
LOLLOL

"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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Cue coffee spit-take in 3....2....1.... spit! ;-D (2.00 / 10)


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40f on a lovely loving morning (2.00 / 14)
Happy Valentines!

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

Fogged-in and 47F here. (2.00 / 13)
But the predicted high is about 65F in the City. Not bad for February.

Happy to be here this morning!

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


we have clear sunny skies (2.00 / 12)
not a cloud in sight and so far no wind. Nice to see you, usually I'm off to chores before you get up. We just barely fit in central time and mr w is an early riser. The mornings are often the best part of the day here so I don't mind.

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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Howdy, words! (2.00 / 12)
I used to hate mornings, but now I really like getting up to have coffee and visit with online friends. Always glad to hear about morning sunshine in other places. Reminds me that it's still possible, LOL! Hope you have a wonderful 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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! (2.00 / 13)

I have a bunch of new woozle LOLs I downloaded this morning when I was supposed to be working. I will put them in Wednesday's Woozles since we don't have fresh P&Ws on Thursdays or Fridays. That is fine by me ... Woozles should last until Caturday, don't you think?

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


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Well... (2.00 / 11)
...every day is woozles day to me. But I get what you're saying.

p.s. I'm glad to hear that if you weren't working this morning, it's because you were providing for my future entertainment. ;-)

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


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Did you notice the hover on the Corgi bringing your coffee? (2.00 / 10)


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


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I did indeed. (2.00 / 10)
But I refrained from commenting on it because I didn't wish to make you humans look even worse than you are by comparison. ;-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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LOLOLOL!! (2.00 / 10)
Literally .. I burst out laughing.

If we humans are made to look bad, at least it is by an adorable pup.

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


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oh me too (2.00 / 10)
when we first married mr w was so startled by how irritable I could be if he talked to me too early, it's a good thing he started out so infatuated. I think that carried him through those tough early years before some of the rough edges got burnished a bit. His family was horrified! And every time they said something I laughed which you know helped a lot.

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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Happy to see you! (2.00 / 12)
Our "65 degrees in February" will probably be right before "planet engulfed in flames as it is hit by asteroid". I think that is scheduled for tomorrow, is it not?

Yikes! I just looked it up and our record high for February was actually 66 degrees in 2000. Holey moley!!

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


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'Armageddon'? (2.00 / 12)
Life does sometimes imitate 'art,' if that poor beleagured word can be justly applied to a Ben Affleck vehicle. ;-p

Was reminiscing with my best friend about when we were both young and new to the City, back in the mid-'80s, housemates in the tattered remnants of what had been an urban commune. Anyway, seemed like there was always a week or two of balmy, 70F-plus weather here in February, during which we'd head to a certain hillside in nearby Lafayette Park to lie in the sun. Easy for us to do in those days, when we were both severely underemployed and fresh of complexion.

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


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Hello Purple Folk.... (2.00 / 14)
My favorite Valentine gave me a new pink rose bush this morning and since I can't eat sweet stuff, a gift certificate for yarn...Oh hello Webs, here I come! (But candy is better said no yarn addict ever!)

Lovely day weather wise, 70's and clear. Little lace crown experiment to try today, not sure how it will go, but it may be another ren faire seller, always a good thing. So Happy Valentine's Day! or Happy Thursday! :o)

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


I have mentioned yarn gift certificates to my hubby (2.00 / 11)
As gift ideas.  He doesn't believe that I would like that more than anything. Non yarnies don't get it.  Have fun shopping for yarn!

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Took a while for mine to believe I was serious.... (2.00 / 9)
When we found out I'm a diabetic, that's when he started hinting at a better alternative to candy. And I of course had no shame in directing him to the yarnie goodness! :o)

Here's a yarnie valentine wish for you!

valentine yarn photo 526539_496044763770013_668302637_n_zpsf100fd17.jpg

"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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Love it! (2.00 / 9)
Thanks.  

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Had to look a couple of times to understand the (2.00 / 6)
size of the heart!!  Very cute idea!!

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50's and sunny in East Texas (2.00 / 12)
Heading to NC tomorrow for a few days to celebrate my birthday, which has always been way too close to Valentine's Day. It's like having a late December birthday. Mr. Carolina and I just exchange cards with lots of handwritten personal stuff, then spend our "gift money" on travel and outfitting our Casa Carolina. Hope all you Moosies are being shown the love you so clearly deserve ;-)  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


HA! (2.00 / 11)
My birthday is December 31.  :(

Happy Birthday to you, and a very happy VD as well.


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Thanks, ursoklevar (2.00 / 11)
My stepson's birthday is December 21, so I go out of my way to make sure his birthday present arrives before then rather than combining it with Christmas. This year, I got a blue fleece outfit for then-still-in-utero grandson (born January 15) and a matching color fleece shirt for the new dad.  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


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I wish you an especially wonderful birthday (2.00 / 11)
And many more........

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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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Why, thank you, Khloe (2.00 / 11)
That looks like my Mom's cat. Like me, she has been a lifelong dog person, but she took in this cat years ago. Not knowing anything about cats, she treated it like a dog, and it's a very good watch-cat.

The cat adored my Dad and after he died, the cat would sit by his framed photo. As a scientist, I thought it more likely that the photo was in a spot near a radiator or some other attraction, so I told my Mom to try moving the photo elsewhere.

You cat people will already have filled in the rest of the story. Yes. The cat moved to wherever the photo was placed. No, I don't think there was catnip taped to the back of it ;-)  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


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Fog is already burning off... (2.00 / 11)
...and the sun hasn't even peeped over the top of Mt. Sutro yet. Peering out the back door, I see blue skies with just a gossamer layer of white mist over the Golden Gate. A good day to run the neighborhood errands I put of yesterday. And I can wear shorts, which matters because it's laundry day and my long pants need washed. :-)

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

Oh... I'm having trouble with eye-floaters this morning. (2.00 / 12)
The one that looks like a flying spider got in the way when I was reading your comment.

I thought you said "peeing out the back door..."  

Not that there's anything wrong with that, per se...  

;-D


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LOL (2.00 / 11)
I generally try to avoid peeing out the back door, as it would mess with my downstairs neighbor's pristine back porch. ;-)

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

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Eye floaters for real demand a visit to eye doctor. metaphor for (2.00 / 10)
jan f hovers need a ROTFL and I would if it would not take the laptop with me.

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I visited my eye doc early on, when this happened the first time. (2.00 / 10)
Diagnosed as a vitreous detachment in the left eye, no sign of retinal involvement. The single big floater and the "sloshing" went away in a few weeks, as she told me it would.

She also said that I could expect the other eye to do this eventually. It did. I went back so she could check (I didn't have any flashes of light, which usually accompanies retinal detachment) and she said it's the same thing in the right eye. I'm okay otherwise.

So I try not to swat my floater, or mistake it for a mouse running under the fridge. It's just aggravating until it settles out of my field of vision.


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Good on you. I had them and learned what they are symptomatic of (2.00 / 5)
them, the light flashes....got a good diagnosis. not the scary one...and now use lots of theratears, no more light flashes. We are lucky.

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Pink Martini - Let's Never Stop Falling In Love (2.00 / 10)

Happy Valentines Day!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Good morning, princesspat! (2.00 / 10)
How was day with grandbabies and pool therapy?

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


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Fun but exhausting..... (2.00 / 7)
Pink Martini sang me to sleep early last night. Today is a rest, recover and do lots of laundry day.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

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I am still trying to get back on track for work today. (2.00 / 7)
I need to find a way to turn off my phone and email without feeling guilty so that I can start making a dent in my projects.

The phone and email are usually related to crises but at some point not getting the projects done will become a crisis.

I know!! I will go to lunch ...  

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


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Looking for a Valday date for Sat.nite opera diary over GOS (2.00 / 10)
Sat. 2/16/ night c 6:00 pm EST, over at the Orange, I am diarist for SN@TO, Saturday Night at the Opera. The occasion is the live simulcast shown worldwide in movie theaters so commenters from all over the planet can all have seen the same exact production in their time zone.

Believe it or not, you don't need to know anything about this opera or any to be may date. If you have thought about:
Vegas in 1960s
Sinatra Rat Pack
Moral standards and celebrity seduction of young women in 60s
Vintage 1960s cars
The capacity of a dying woman to sing her last words from the drunk of a car..

It's a triple header BF* or BHD

1. The Opera is Verdi's Rigoletto,a permanent fixture of the repertoire sung by lots of famous singers. so how does this particular one stand up against the 10 gazillion benchmark recordings... You many know the most famous of its arias: La donne e mobile--Women are fickle....

2. A new NY MET production is set in 1960s Vegas. Although it's being called the Rat Pack Rigoletto, the court is that of a casino owner. It is not the first modern day production -- it was famously once set in 1950s NYC Little Italy in the court of a Mafioso. So what will opera buffs want to know about this particular resetting--I have yet to read a single word of the reviews

3. A really big deal for me is that this is my first opera review,and I am novice at opera reviewing and thinking about opera in general.


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