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

by: JanF

Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 05:55:22 AM EST





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

JanF :: Saturday Morning Herd Check-in: Grazings and Greetings of the Moosekin
If you are new to the Moose, Kysen left a Moose Welcome Mat (Part Deux) so, please, wipe your feet before you walk in the front door start posting.

The important stuff to get you started:
- Comments do not Auto-refresh. Click the refresh/reload on your tab to see new ones.
- To check for replies to your comments, click the "My Comments" link in the right-hand column (or go to "My Moose"). Comments will be listed and a link to Recent Replies will be shown. (Note: Tending comments builds community)
- Ratings: Fierce means Thumbs Up, Fail means Thumbs Down, Meh means one of three things: I am unFailing you but I can't Fierce you, I am unFiercing after a mistaken Fierce, or Meh. Just Meh.
- 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)
- Finally, the posting rules for a new diary: "Be excellent to each other... or else"

(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

~

From our news hound, jlms qkw:



All the News Fit to Share: Weekend Edition

~

And if you are a new moose (or an old moose) looking for a second chance to make a first impression, you can start right here.

~

Tags: , , , , (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email

7 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 25)


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


Cute! (2.00 / 9)
Worth resurrecting this for. :-)



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


[ Parent ]
Yes it is wll worth it!! (2.00 / 7)
Shall I go find a SFW Sassy Gay Friend video to go with it?

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


[ Parent ]
LOL, be my guest! :-) (2.00 / 7)


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

[ Parent ]
Something for everyone in this video ... (2.00 / 6)


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


[ Parent ]
ROFL (2.00 / 5)
I think that's my favorite one of the whole series!

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

[ Parent ]
Mine, too! (2.00 / 5)
When I went looking for more last year after you introduced us to the series, some of the others have just a little too much meanness in them. And you know me ... sensitivity personified!!


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


[ Parent ]
Yes, that guy can be a real pill. (2.00 / 6)
It's a shame, really, because he doesn't need to be THAT mean to be funny.

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

[ Parent ]
48* and raining.....perfect day for well dressed "Goggiez" (2.00 / 8)
We had a rare sunny day in the PNW yesterday. Yikes....my windows are dirty! Fortunately rain is in the forecast for 10 more days so the Windex is safe.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
Aren't they cute? I thought of you, there in the PNW, when I found that adorable photo and had to share. (2.00 / 8)
Plus, slksfca requires daily snoutage. This will hold him for another day.

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


[ Parent ]
Good monring to all the meese in the herd from a (2.00 / 24)
NYC in the mid thirties.

32f east of Knoxville, with flurries later today. (2.00 / 22)
and plunging down to a chilly 21 tonight.

Spring is almost here...

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


[ Parent ]
Good day, fellow moozoog, (2.00 / 23)
I have been absent from here the last few days, and have no idea what the temp is, but I'm getting really grumpy about it being so cold for so long. A couple of inches of snow yesterday a.m., and almost out of catfood!!! Ugh. Fortunately it warmed up enough to clear the roads later, so I managed to hop to the store and stock up again, so I'm good again for 10 - 14 days or so.

This daily posts midday for me, so I'm usually working and don't stop in until later. It's the same as many other posts, so the slower pace is better for me. However, working at the PC all day means I also need to get OFF it sometimes!

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


Morning Meese (2.00 / 21)
Have I ever posted a cat (pootie?) photo before?

No

Is there a first time for everything

Yes. Especially if it's a great photo



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


you're right, (2.00 / 20)
that's amazing
...

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

[ Parent ]
Weird - worked in preview (2.00 / 22)
Let's try again



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


[ Parent ]
Ha!! (2.00 / 21)
If you are interested in knowing what happened, your first link included a bunch of stuff that was related to your opening it in your photosharing account. This has happened to me in the past (which is how I learn stuff!). Always make sure that the image ends in .jpg (or other image extension).

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


[ Parent ]
Cheers - what I noob I am (2.00 / 24)
This should do it



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


[ Parent ]
It *is* a great photo! (2.00 / 21)
And shows that basement cat and ceiling cat can get along. ;)

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


[ Parent ]
Success!! (2.00 / 21)
Congrats and welcome to the dark side.

 photo jointhedarkside.jpg

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


[ Parent ]
ugh.feb.16.Sat. ugh. out. ugh. ugh. (2.00 / 20)


Er, is there something wrong with Saturday, February 16th, renzo? (2.00 / 18)


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


[ Parent ]
uh,maybe not. but it isn't May! and (2.00 / 17)
Tonight returns cold also probably slush
So febbyweary crawls along towards the slog of March
followed by cruel April - not April in Paris -

so, ugh. have a wonderfully idyllic dazzling day dear diarist!

mumble sigh tsk


[ Parent ]
Feb and March are the most difficult for me too. (2.00 / 14)
i usually start my annual trek to our local old skool nursery.
2 1/2 acres of indoor glass enclosed and humid greenhouses.

 photo urhausen018-2.jpg

always a winter blues chaser!

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


[ Parent ]
I went hunting for Delta's charming campaign about (2.00 / 12)
February. Failed utterly but Google Images for "bad case of the Februarys" is intriguing in its own right.

[ Parent ]
hhmm, McMuffins, rows of wine bottles, (2.00 / 11)
pics of high calorie food and an odd assortment of people doing odd things. my conclusion, Google not helpful for Feb blues.
i think i'll stick to the geenhouse Wee Mama. :-)

i did find this pootie pic that needs a caption though

 photo images-1.jpg

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


[ Parent ]
"Hello, lunch? Is that you?" (2.00 / 10)


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


[ Parent ]
lol, almost wrote itself, eh Jan? (2.00 / 10)


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


[ Parent ]
"What do you mean, I Mus not eat you?" (2.00 / 7)


[ Parent ]
Ditto. n/t (2.00 / 13)


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


[ Parent ]
It is cold and gray here in central NJ. (2.00 / 22)
The best thing that can be said about February is that it is a short month. We are slowly trying to re-do our kitchen. Doug is in the basement working on a combination radiator cover and cookbook shelf. We bought a small island. Now we need a couple of stools to go underneath. This is a pay-as-we-go long-term project.  

Island (2.00 / 22)
And you'll escape the horrors of the kitchen project by flying off to your small island. Very wise plan.

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

[ Parent ]
LOL! (2.00 / 21)


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


[ Parent ]
Happy Saturday Mooses. 42 in Wilmington and SNOW is (2.00 / 21)
predicted for tonight!  SNOW!  My daffodils are blooming for Pete's sake.  And the viburnum too.  Arrrgghh!

"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!

Thankfully (2.00 / 20)
Our forsythia and virburnum, our two early bloomers, haven't gotten confused yet this year. Last year really threw them.

You'll survive the snow, I promise!

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


[ Parent ]
Morning peeps! (2.00 / 20)
Happy Saturday to one and all. 32 degrees here, headed to a whopping 36 degrees, with a slight chance of snow showers. Around here lately it's the slight chance that gets you.

Headed to the land to help trs build doors for his new workshop, which is currently doorless. The shed came with doors, but they were small, so we just had them make a larger rough opening for which he is building custom double-doors. Just for fun we're making them vintage, kind of like the one below except without the air gaps because this is trs we're talking about after all. Then we'll use vintage style black hardware that looks as if it came from a blacksmith shop. Should be very cool.

 photo door_zps6e2ef7c7.jpg

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Have fun! (2.00 / 18)
(It is fun doing these projects, right?)

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


[ Parent ]
If I had to do the skilled parts (2.00 / 19)
It would be exceedingly frustrating. Me=klutz. Good with brainz, good with administration. Manual dexterity and spatial sense is 3 on a scale of 1 10.

I tote and hold and do what I'm told; I'm cheap casual labor.  

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


[ Parent ]
That didn't work (2.00 / 20)
Wasn't s'posed to have the strikethrough. I committed accidental HTML.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


[ Parent ]
Ha! (2.00 / 19)
I thought maybe your "inner iriti", who sees herself as quite manually dexterous, was rebelling against the iriti in charge of your keyboard ... and demanding to be rated 10.

+2 for "I'm cheap casual labor."

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


[ Parent ]
+2 for (2.00 / 12)
'I tote and hold and do what I'm told' :-}

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


[ Parent ]
The minus sign on your -3 got parsed with the (2.00 / 9)
hyphen of 3-10 (and I'm safe here because those two are in different boxes :-D )

[ Parent ]
There's an easy escape clause. (2.00 / 8)
An escape character, to be precise. It's the back-slash (\), inserted just before the offending character. (And I had to back-slash the above back-slash to make it show up. :-)

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

[ Parent ]
It is for me... (2.00 / 18)
But I've been told I have a weird sense of fun.

We're also getting my Christmas present finally - a table saw - to help with the construction process.

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

Buckaroo Banzai


[ Parent ]
Glad to see (2.00 / 19)
you got home safely last night. Enjoy your saw, both getting and sawing.

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

[ Parent ]
No problem, JG - (2.00 / 17)
by the time we got to Frederick, the snow/rain was pretty much done.

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

Buckaroo Banzai


[ Parent ]
I'm chomping at the bit. (2.00 / 8)
After getting a working shell of an office built in the fall I've had to hold off on finishing work. Need tongue-n-groove for inside, flooring, fixtures...

It is always great to get to the "workable" stage, but I'm sick of sitting here with my feet on my makeshift desk looking at insulation.

Soon, very soon...

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


[ Parent ]
woke up to snow - though not heavy (2.00 / 19)
it will snow lightly on and off all day here in the Catskills.

Glad I have no where to go :)


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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


Those are the best kind of Saturdays, aren't they? (2.00 / 20)
I don't have to go anywhere either which feels just fine.

I will go start my second pot of coffee, though.

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


[ Parent ]
I must go (2.00 / 18)
to the National Archives.

Beyond the Basics Genealogy: Finding Aids. There are billions of records in the National Archives that are not online or microfilm. They are locked in our stacks waiting for you!

Billions! How can I stay home? They're also doing an "Are you stuck on an ancestor? Let us help you break through the brick wall" today.

It's 8:13. I must be out of the house by 8:30.  

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


[ Parent ]
I love NARA (2.00 / 15)
have found so many records there on my own family and for others who I am assisting with research

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
you reminded me to put another pot on - thanks Jan :) n/t (2.00 / 9)


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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Morning (2.00 / 16)
It is 9 degrees here in northern Illinois.  My husband has a three day weekend!  We are going to talk with our lady about our taxes today.  We also have a showing (second look for this one, cross your fingers), a birthday party and my husband has a show tonight with his band.  No rest for the weary...  Have a great day all.

How'm I doin'? (2.00 / 15)
It's 8:38. I'm off to the National Archives, where I have the distinguished Reader Card which anybody in the world can get just by asking for it..

TTYL.

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


As the wind blows across さいたま市  (2.00 / 14)
One does not wish for a parachute.

Liked your Japanese diary - thanks. (2.00 / 10)


[ Parent ]
it's a glorious morning (2.00 / 15)
here and all the more so because the wind isn't up and shouldn't be getting up today. We now have new windows along the north wall in the living/dining room and it makes an appreciable difference.

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

19 degrees and sunny in mid-Missouri. Nothing of interest in (2.00 / 16)
the forecast until Monday, when rain is on the menu.  Sometimes I get really hungry for tacos but yesterday I went overboard and made a double batch of taco meat and a huge bowl of pico de gallo.  Gonna be eating tacos for the forseeable future, not necessarily a bad thing.  Kelley said she wanted some but 700 miles is way outside my delivery zone.

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

Another fine day in store. (2.00 / 11)
Right now it's in the mid-50s; we hit 70F yesterday and should get close to that again today. Tomorrow the cooldown begins, with rain in store during the week.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

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


good morning Purple People! (2.00 / 11)
a very cold 15 and not expected to get much higher here on the lakefront. i'll worry about the snow storm expected next week, next week. little O is here this weekend and i have my normal 3 days off, 4 day workweeks are the shiznit!

have a great day everyone!

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


Not much going on for the weekend for me - clouds are (2.00 / 8)
starting to come in.....  My sinuses are acting up, but not as bad as yesterday though.

72 hours to email time... Having something to count is about the only way I'm going to stay sane through this, I think.  I had a mini meltdown Wednesday over this crap.  I know not a whole lot of time has gone by.  I know it seems just like yesterday for them.  But, it also seems like an eternity!!  Especially since I'm contract and the project that I was hired for has been put on pause.  I could be let go at any second and they're 'finding' work for the two of us contractors.


Upper 40's in NC and weatherpeople scaring everying with SNOWpocalypse (2.00 / 7)
predictions - up to... Wait for it... ONE INCH!!  Right now, it's mostly sunny and 48, so I am heading out for more "landscraping" - picking up the innumerable pine cones and other arboreal detritus, trimming my the absurd winter growth on the shrubs and perennials I trimmed in December, and thanking [insert name of deity here] that I am spending time at my beautiful Casa Carolina.

Mr. Carolina and I will be moving here full-time later this year. It still feels surreal, like this is someone else's home that we get to use as a vacation place in exchange for yardwork and house maintenance.  I reality, it took a combined 87 years of work between the two of us to reach our current situation. Not long in geologic time ;-)

Hope all you moosie friends stay warm, well fed, well-loved, and healthy... And not too affected by February's creeping despair.  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


Snow Flurries in North Carolina (2.00 / 6)
Heavy snow predicted for 5 p.m. or in other words you may get enough to cover a the ground by a 1/4 inch. You know after having lived in both Denver and Chicago I have to say it really cracks me up to watch the panic here in North Carolina. I swear two flakes and they declare a state of emergency and close everything down. ;-)

I use snow a lot in my pictures.

Winter Sky photo WinterSky_zpse9203b37.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


You got that right, michelewln... (2.00 / 6)
I lived in MA for 42 years and NH for 12. I've shoveled paths and driveways in huge, multi-day-long blizzards. Here in the Cape Fear area, we had a little 1-2" snowfall a few years ago and it was considered a major weather event. I can see the weather headed our way, but I was just outdoors in 50-degree+ weather in a windbreaker, too warm!  

Let's hope none of our Carolinid moosies suffer any back strains with this snowpocalypse ;-)  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


[ Parent ]
hola, peeps (2.00 / 5)
hope everyone is well.  my internet signal isn't reliable, but wanted to wish everyone a lovely weekend.

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


You too!! (2.00 / 4)


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


[ Parent ]
Better Late than Never (2.00 / 1)
Greetz to All, a day late.

We can got some snow Friday night here in northern Maryland, but it melted on the driveway overnight.  I was expecting to have to deal with crusty stuff when I woke up, as was the case earlier in the week.  However, it was almost all gone when I took Abelard, the Standard poodle, for his morning constitutional.

This morning, stretches of the driveway look like they have broken glass on them... ice balls that have partially melted and dropped from branches overhead.

Much chiller today than yesterday, very breezy.  Woodpeckers, nuthatches, and titmice are feasting on the mixed grille at the seed and suet feeders.  Lots of juncos on the ground, scouring for crumbs.   If those birds were smart, they would get up on the feeders, but very few of them do.  They are confirmed ground feeders.  Intelligent Design in action, I guess.


Poodle, not poodle. (2.00 / 1)
Abelard pointed out that I should not refer to him in lower case, just as I hit the Submit button.

[ Parent ]
Ha! I hope the quick correction will keep you out of the doghouse. (2.00 / 1)


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


[ Parent ]
Search




Advanced Search
Menu

Make a New Account

Username:

Password:



Forget your username or password?


Blog Roll
Angry Bear
Angry Black Lady
Balloon Juice
Black Kos
Booman Tribune
Charles P. Pierce
Crooks and Liars
Daily Kos
Five Thirty Eight
Huffington Post
Juan Cole
Maddow Blog
P.M. Carpenter
Political Wire
RumpRoast
Scholars & Rogues
Smartypants
Stonekettle Station
Talking Points Memo
The Field
Washington Monthly
Wonkette
Moose With Blogs
Atdleft
Barr
BorderJumpers
BTchakir
Canadian Gal
Charles Lemos
Cheryl Kopec
Curtis Walker
Douglas Watts
Hubie Stubert
Intrepid Liberal
ItStands
Janicket
JoeTrippi
John Allen
LibraryGrape
MichaelEvan
National Gadfly
Peter Jukes
Senate Guru
Zachary Karabell




Back to Top

Posting Guidelines  |  FAQ  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact the Moose  |  Contact Congress
Powered by: SoapBlox