Friday Morning Herd Check-in: Grazings and Greetings of the Moosekin

by: JanF

Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 05:42:41 AM EST





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JanF :: Friday Morning Herd Check-in: Grazings and Greetings of the Moosekin
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16 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 18)


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


G'Mornin' everyone (2.00 / 17)
just a drive by post today. I'm in need of serious sleep, but still wanted to wish everyone a great day.

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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


Rest well, figment!! (2.00 / 14)


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


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Carolina bound this morning (2.00 / 16)
Have a great day, moosie friends! Will catch ya later.

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


-- Oscar Wilde


Have a nice trip and good morning (2.00 / 15)
to all from a balmy NYC.

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Hey cc, my email is in my profile, let me know if you'd like to (2.00 / 14)
get together, I'd love it.

"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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good morning Purple People! (2.00 / 16)
30 and heading lower. i'll take it this being the last day of the work week.

my wife was sent these pics via facebook. typical Frenchies.

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have a great day everyone.

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


My sister sent me a whole raft of these pictures, including (2.00 / 12)
these two.  Adorable.

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

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Frechies are incredibly affectionate (2.00 / 12)
and love to laugh too. our Gigi.

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


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Adorable! eom (2.00 / 6)


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

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Gigi says 'merci' (2.00 / 5)
She really is a joyful dog and cute as a button Princesspat..

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


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Those are just too cute - need overload warnings!! (2.00 / 12)


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Oh, squee!!! Frenchies are almost as cute as pugs (2.00 / 9)
at that age. The bebee is cute also, but - unlike the woozles - you have to send them to college...

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ha we have one bebe to send to college, that's enough. (2.00 / 5)


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


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Look into weird scholarships. (2.00 / 5)
Seriously. They can be helpful, if you can qualify.

By that I mean we have some rather strange ones around here, like a music scholarship to USM if you are a curly-haired left-handed tuba player from Lamar County...

(I have a friend who actually qualified and received something almost that strange!)


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All those babies... (2.00 / 6)
...couldn't be cuter if they tried. I'm enchanted! :-)

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

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Hi Moose from a 38 in Wilmington. Both Racer and Atticus are (2.00 / 14)
sharing lap duty this morning which is not helping me type.  My big news is that Sadie peep and pooped in her box!  Woohoo!  Have a great day!

"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!

I know exactly how you feel celebrating pee and poop. (2.00 / 9)
That is a milestone on the road to recovery.

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Thanks and oh please let it be! My sweet girl has had a tough time. (2.00 / 4)


"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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Good morning! (2.00 / 14)
22 degrees here in st Charles. Staying in the twenties today.  Two showings this morning.  Two birthday presents to buy for two birthday parties this weekend.  I miss football.  Hurry up baseball!   I am ready to root for my white sox!

Baseball, yeah! (2.00 / 13)
Spring training is starting soon. I'm ready to root for my Nationals!

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

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I won't even recognize my Texas Rangers (2.00 / 13)
since they gutted the team. I could root for the Astros on their inaugural year in the American League but they are still the DisAstros, American League or not.  

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Good morning. It is just above freezing here in the NJ burbs. (2.00 / 14)
I am looking forward to the long weekend. The university is closed on Monday for Presidents' Day. Woot!

Enjoy your long weekend (2.00 / 13)
I (the stay at home mom) am actually working on Monday.  My clinic calls me when they need relief so I am going to work on that holiday so that some poor fulltimer can get an extra day off.  Hope you get to relax some.

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What are you going to do to honor our past presidents on Monday? (2.00 / 12)
I'm envious, I don't get the non-basic holidays days off.

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I will probably drive out to IKEA. (2.00 / 12)


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Just as the founders envisioned. :) (2.00 / 11)


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Life, liberty, and the pursuit of inexpensive Swedish furniture. (2.00 / 6)


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IKEA is so much fun to browse through. There is a huge newish one (2.00 / 7)
in Denver which I prowled through but after moving to Missouri I found there is not a single one in the state.  Weird.

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

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I've never been to an IKEA. (2.00 / 7)
I think the closest one to me is just across the bay in Emeryville, but that might as well be on another planet. I'm so city-bound. ;-)

Besides, I know from their catalogs that most of their stuff is too modern-looking for my taste. I'm talking about furniture, though I suppose I could get myself interested in some of their small practical items if I let myself (and if I had room for anything else in my apartment).

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


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My Ikea book wall (2.00 / 6)
I installed a wall-sized Ikea bookshelf when I moved in in 1990. It's deep enough for storage; I designed it myself with drawers and doors. Of course, three of the drawers are broken now... Those office supplies at the bottom, did the door break or did I need more room and take them off? Oh well. I still like it.



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


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The shelves (2.00 / 6)
My books are shelved to the centimeter. See how the books are right at the top of the shelves, which are all different heights? No wasted space, all the books have places. It was the only way to fit them in. And no, I won't tell you which authors I've gotten into arguments with or which ones I've had affairs with.

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

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Wow, I could see myself living with shelves like that. (2.00 / 5)
And I could actually use them, if only I had room! As it is, my books are spilling off the shelves into piles on the floor. I really need to thin my collection one of these days.

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

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They do have some stylish accessory items. They also sell foodstuffs, like (2.00 / 5)
their well-regarded Swedish meatballs.  Their dining hall serves good food at very good prices.  The Denver store offers a cooked breakfast for less than $2 so my guess is that their others stores do as well.  It's a fun store in which to kill a couple of hours.

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

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Wow. (2.00 / 5)
I didn't even know that they did food. If there was a store here in the City I'd probably go check it out for that hot $2.00 breakfast. :-)

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

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Morning Moosen. 38 in Columbia MO and sunny. There is snow (2.00 / 11)
in the forecast for the middle of next week but I'll believe it when I see it.  If you are lucky enough to have Monday off, enjoy your long week-end.

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

Have y'all seen/heard that video from Russia about the (2.00 / 11)
meteor/asteroid hit?!?!?!  Wow - very interesting to hear the sonic boom from it.  A very much smaller one struck within 150 miles of here a year or so ago.  But, there was no sound to the video with that and didn't have the sonic boom.  This one, the sonic boom took out not only windows, but some old brick walls!!!  Too cool - well except for those that got hurt from the flying glass.

"They" don't think this morning's strike is related in any way with the asteroid that's supposed to shave us today.  Today's will be much bigger and has a slim chance of taking out a satellite or two on the way through.  I hope that someone gets photos of this one going by, it'd be too cool!!  Goes to show that we need more scanning going on!!!

It's the weekend.... 96 hours til I can email to inquire on the status of the job I had the interview for.... I was told that it'd probably take a couple of weeks to get the rest of the interviews done... today is the 2 week mark.  Would be polite to give them Monday to review things before asking about it.


Happy Friday Morning Merry Moosians (2.00 / 11)
A balmy 48* here in North Texas with a high in the low 50s.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and a good weekend.

Today not getting off to a wonderful start, when you see some of your employees standing in the parking lot waiting to talk to you then you know it is not going to be a calm day.

Oh boy.

:)


Hello, all moosely folk! This afternoon there will be a memorial service online (2.00 / 11)
for Terun Weed, over at the GOS. It will post at 3 pm EST, the same time as the cathedral service. I will likely post a diary here too as well, but probably a pointer diary as I don't know if I can do justice to two at once. Thought some of you might want to know in advance.

Another day in So. Cal Paradise (2.00 / 11)
Mid 70's not a cloud in the sky?

So what about that meteor huh?  Chris has a diary up

http://www.motleymoose.com/sho...

Sure wish we had a SecDef might need someone like that if a meteor were to smack our country.

"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


15° on Pikes Peak, going up to a balmy 30° later. (2.00 / 9)
I'm off to feed pooties and get some more coffee, now that the house has warmed up.  

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

42* and cloudy in Bellingham this morning..... (2.00 / 10)
And I'm sleepy....in other words, all is as it should be! My pressing decision is whether to go to the pool or work in the garden, 'cause I prolly shouldn't do both. I may need a nap to decide.....

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Morning, mooseyfolks... (2.00 / 10)
Happy Friday. Sunny and 50o in central MS. Should be 62o this afternoon with a chance of widely scattered Near Earth Objects...

Hope everyone has a nice long weekend, and doesn't get smacked by anything.   ;-D


Current temperature in the mid-50s, with... (2.00 / 10)
...predicted high in mid-to-upper 60s today. Neither fog nor clouds this morning.

I wish you all a good day!

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


Good Morning Purple Folks... (2.00 / 8)
Nice day on tap in N.Texas as bill d says, it's down right balmy for February! :o)

Rough night at our household last night, the oldest child called. He's caught the flu, taking him to the Dr.'s office in a bit. He was dizzy and couldn't drive so spouse person picked him last night and brought him home. It's a good thing we live a quick 20 minutes from his apartment. He's one miserable kiddo this morning.

Looks like there's a schedule shuffle in my future, makes this weekend a bit more difficult too...Youngest son has a power lifting competition Saturday, oldest son is sick and spouse person has his genealogy gathering at our house on Sunday. Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping my daughter and middle son are added into the mix as well!

Happy Weekend to all!

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


Sunny with fluffy white clouds (2.00 / 5)
It's 55° and no wind. We have bright sunshine and I hear a light Whoo! Whoo! Whoo! from the valley. I think it's an owl but if I used to know what kind of owl I've forgotten. ::Jill lunges for her bird book::

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

Can't find bird (2.00 / 5)
Haven't been able to Google the bird because I've never seen it, only heard the sound, Whooo... whoo whoo. Always three, same timing, an uptone on the first syllable sometimes. A brief tone before the whooing begins sometimes.

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

Sounds like it could also be a dove. (2.00 / 4)
The ones here go, Whoo-EEEoo... whoo whoo whoo. Or sometimes just two whoo whoos at the end rather than three. Sort of owlish sounding, but it's their spring mating call.

(Of course you're probably an ornithological expert and it really is an owl, and I'm showing my total ignorance...) ;-D  

Hope you find out what it is!


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You're right about the doves (2.00 / 4)
It isn't an owl. I knew that. We have pigeons aka doves but I really hate dislike pigeons so I conveniently forgot their sound.

Embarrassed I am.

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


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Oh, doves sound very owl-like. Even more so do whippoorwills. (2.00 / 5)
I remember the first time I actually heard a woodpecker call. I was outside looking for the source of the noise. It doesn't sound like it comes out of a living creature. I can't even type an approximation.

I finally found it - it wasn't the red-headed kind, but the brown/grey/yellowish flecked. I don't know the name of that species.


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Dark. (2.00 / 4)
How'd that happen?

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

Night follows day. (2.00 / 4)
Then day follows night. If you had waited long enough it would be light again. ;)

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


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Depending, of course... (2.00 / 4)
...upon your Time 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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Ha! Your time zone does not feel compelled to follow the cycles of the earth? (2.00 / 3)
Somehow that does not surprise me.

PST Exceptionalism ...

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


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Newfoundland time zone... (2.00 / 3)
follows a bottle of Screech.

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

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No, I expressed myself inartfully. (2.00 / 1)
(Call it a Percocet moment.) The question is how SOON night follows day.

And may I say that you are awfully quick to take offense, dear. ;-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 Zonists are notoriously thin skinned. (2.00 / 1)
Har!RPT

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


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By the way, my best laid plans to return to the Wednesdai Woozles with more LOLs fell by the wayside. (2.00 / 4)
I could only return with words. I do have an adorable dachsie pic that I may have to use as my Fierce Jar tomorrow. I will be filling in for our Khloekins since she has some shifts from hell coming up. She will take my Tuesday.

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


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I will accept tomorrow's Fierce Jar... (2.00 / 1)
...as compensation for your lazy, lazy performance today. ;-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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