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

by: JanF

Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 05:54:16 AM EST





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

JanF :: Friday Morning Herd Check-in: Grazings and Greetings of the Moosekin
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25 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 23)


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


Thanks for the lovely doggies. :-) (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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G'Mornin' ((JanFab)) (2.00 / 21)
24 degrees and no snow yet. It's about to begin. Sometime this afternoon it will change over to rain and then my little town will freeze solid.

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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 was Words chatting with my mother and brothers in KC last night. (2.00 / 18)
They got a foot of snow then a mist that froze on top of it and then more snow. Official totals at the airport were 9 inches ... all flights canceled, public transportation canceled. People pretty much stayed home. Most will stay home today also because they don't really do a foot of snow very well. My mother told me she has food, is warm and has plenty to keep her busy.

We are supposed to get some snow and are under an advisory until 6pm. Last night we just got a dusting.

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


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Our local news is showing Chicago right now. (2.00 / 18)
Where they are, it's raining and the roads look really awful.

I'm happy all is well with your Mom. Today is a great day to stay home and putter around.  

"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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Good idea! (2.00 / 18)
I should order one of these things mini-golf sets:


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


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I've tried putting on hardwood - (2.00 / 18)
carpet gives you a more reliable surface for a green.

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

Buckaroo Banzai


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I think the hardwood is more challenging. Especially if the surface is not level. :) (2.00 / 15)


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


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Heh. (2.00 / 10)
My century-old apartment is like one of those Mystery Spots, where you can set a marble on the floor and it will roll magically across the room. I haven't tried putting.

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

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you reminded me (2.00 / 10)
There is a place in Lake Wales, FL called Spook Hill. You put your car in neutral at the bottom of a slight incline and it rolls back up. It's actually an optical illusion where your surroundings fool you into thinking that you're going uphill, when you're actually going downhill due to gravity.

They have something similar in San Antonio where you put your car at a railroad track and it mysteriously rolls uphill. There is a legend attached to it:

According to the legend, it was a rainy Texas morning as the train moved swiftly down the tracks when the engineer spied a school bus stalled along his path. Frantically pulling his break and tugging on the train whistle, the hulking engine quickly advanced toward the school bus, unable to stop in time. Ten children reportedly lost their lives that day and continue to haunt the area, protecting others from a similar fate.


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It seems like everywhere I've lived... (2.00 / 10)
...has been near to some such place. We had TWO of them: Gravity Hill, and the Mystery Spot (which was near the Petrified Forest).

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 that legend. Supposedly if you stop your car on the (2.00 / 10)
tracks and wait, it will move off the tracks as if it is being pushed. And if you have remembered to put flour or talcum on the back bumper, after the car is pushed there will be tiny handprints on the bumper.

I'm just reporting. It's up to you to decide...  ;-)


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heh (2.00 / 10)
I learned about that from a TV show, maybe it was Fact or Fiction, or some other paranormal show. I'm a skeptic mostly, but I find them interesting. They did explain the optical illusion thing.  

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Oh, I'm a skeptic also, hence the little winking face-thingie. ;-) (2.00 / 9)
I don't, however, have a problem (in some cases) with the possibility of alternate planes of existence that we cannot measure yet, or simply don't understand. (Not to be confused with fundamentalist religions of all stripes. Superstition is an entirely different creature...)

On a quantum level, weird things can happen. Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance".

That is what really fascinates me.


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hello.alive.cold.dark,too.carry/on. (2.00 / 20)


G'Morning. Snow on the way to the Catskills (2.00 / 18)
but not getting a lot - thankfully. 24 here going up to 39.

I'm staying in and grading papers - tons of them.

Hope all Moose in the path of big snow dump are safe.

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


Staying in and sipping coffee sounds good. Grading "tons" of papers, not as good. (2.00 / 18)
When I taught, I would just take all the papers and throw them down the stairs. Those that got all the way to the bottom got As. The first 3 steps got Bs, the next 3 steps got Cs. Just kidding! Actually it was homework grading that made me realize that I could not afford to teach. When I recalculated my hourly wage to include the time I spent grading papers, it was somewhere around 10 cents an hour.

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


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I like the throw papers down the stairs method :) (2.00 / 18)
I can't "afford" to teach as an adjunct ...well, it's like a charity, which my husband subsidizes by working full-time.

Earning about $2,500 per course, before taxes (capped at 2 per semester) is poverty peanuts (I do get health coverage)

"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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$2500 a course?!?!?! Robbery!! And then only 'permitted' (2.00 / 15)
to teach 2 courses a semester?!?!?  Idiots.  And they 'expect' you to be totally dedicated to teaching these impressionable young adults....... please!!

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Same for me when I was a private scrub/office nurse for a vascular (2.00 / 16)
surgeon.  I was salaried and on call every other night and weekend for emergency surgeries.  When I tallied up what I was actually making hourly I gave notice and went to an ambulatory surgery center.

"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 / 20)
I have a 2-hour delay here in the Pittsburgh area. We are expecting ice at almost any moment. I work in Washington county, south of where I live. The ice is coming up from the south.

So....my daughter is bummed because she has to get to high school and leave in 10 minutes--the ice hasn't made it here, but I can bum out for a little while longer.


Peace, Hope, Faith, Love


Since retirement I've been reset to a permanent 2 - 5 hour delay.NT (2.00 / 14)


"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

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Must be nice to not be effected by Daylight Saving Time (2.00 / 13)


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Yes - i just ignore the clock on my car dash twice a year. NT (2.00 / 6)


"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

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Morning - (2.00 / 20)
Coffee in hand, waiting for bagel to get out of toaster oven, hoping weather doesn't materialize. Currently 28°, headed for a high of 34 with a predicted mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. If it materializes, I'll be salting streets. If it doesn't, I'll be running up to Berkeley Springs, WV this afternoon to get a piece I'll need for the electrical installation. If I don't get said piece today, I'll have to take time off work to get it (I get off early today, because I'm scheduled to work a couple hours tomorrow morning. My co-worker's last day for at least three months is today. He's getting his ankle fused. My boss told me yesterday that it would probably be at least a month before he could hire me help.

This weekend's projects: wiring the shop, and starting tech rehearsals for the play I'm currently working on. I also have to go grocery shopping with iriti. Could stand another three day weekend...

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

Buckaroo Banzai


Iriti needs to clone you. (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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iriti (2.00 / 12)
adores trs and yet cannot imagine having two of him! Of course, the thought of two of me would probably send him screaming into the night as well.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Stereo mumbling..... just a thought (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 resemble that remark!! (2.00 / 9)


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

Buckaroo Banzai


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Good morning, Meese, from a (2.00 / 19)
cloudy 27 degree New York. Hope it's a safe day for all

Morning Moose. 41 in Wilmington, gray, gonna rain. Blah. (2.00 / 19)
Warming up tomorrow.  Have a good day all.

"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!

Good morning (2.00 / 18)
Just below freezing, heading for just above.

Shoulder giving me fits today. Now in a sling because I kept finding myself doing things I'm not supposed to without thinking yesterday (it's my left shoulder and I'm left handed).

Would like to curl up with a good read on my Kindle and hide from the world today, but alas I cannot.

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


(((Iriti))) (2.00 / 16)
Heal quickly!

"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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Yikes! (2.00 / 15)
I finally got a chance to read yesterday's check-in and saw you had gotten hurt. :(

Take care of yourself ... please!!  

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


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Oh, squee! He looks like a kitty of ours (2.00 / 8)
from long ago... Jeremiah Blue S.P. Doodinker. (Don't ask...)

He was a sweetie!


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How rude of me... I hope you get to feeling better SOONEST! :-) (2.00 / 8)


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36 and Raining in North Carolina (2.00 / 17)
I'm getting ready to take my niece to work. I drive 2 hours and 100 miles a day but they need the money and she isn't confident enough to try and drive. I take her and hubby drives kids around.

Probably going to continue working on art through the weekend. I want to update all the old stuff on my website. As soon as that is done I'll be getting the site advertised and see if I can get some art commissions to supplement the Social Security.

I'm doing a combination of updating and new art. This is a new piece called Starship Wonder.

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"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 are an amazing artist! (2.00 / 15)


"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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Thank you (2.00 / 11)


"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

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I like the Space Koala looking out & down at the SpaceRod (2.00 / 4)
from the ringed bubble planet. Been a little sore to hold book & read today , so it's just my mah-mah-magination.Or it's running away with me.So I hope you'll come and join us. with apologies & thanks to the songsmiths.

"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

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good morning Purple People! (2.00 / 17)
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carry on.

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


From your fingers to Ceiling Cat's eyes! (2.00 / 15)


"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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haha ceiling wouldn't be a bad place to be today! (2.00 / 10)


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


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Spring? Where? Where?!?!? (2.00 / 13)
Oh. You were teasing, weren't you?

Morning DO. Spring CANNOT come soon enough. Brrr. I feel like I haven't been warm in months.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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mornin' iriti. (2.00 / 11)
I gotta' put some fat on these skinny bones, i don't own enough clothes to stay warm for long. ;-(

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


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ditto that, haha. (2.00 / 11)


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


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Hey , dear occupant - i'm following the 'Beat The Cold' method used by (2.00 / 3)
walruses & whales and seals , though I'm not a pretty sight. It does work pretty well.  

"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

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mornin' iriti. (2.00 / 10)
I gotta' put some fat on these skinny bones, i don't own enough clothes to stay warm for long. ;-(

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


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From さいたま市 where the end of another work week has arrived (2.00 / 17)
Yes, ladies and gentilemen it's Friday night here in 埼玉県 which means it's movie night.  Tonights motion picture Runaway Jury.

hai Khloe! (2.00 / 17)
my nana said 'if you don't have anything good to say......'

i'll be better tomorrow and Sunday and Monday.
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time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


Hey Y'all! (2.00 / 16)
It's a nippy 30 degrees in DFW headed toward a sunny 50. Yesterday's expected deluge dropped one tenth of an inch of much needed rain, but it did drop the temps. Oh well.

Went to a new doc yesterday....I like him..Morehouse grad, Navy trained and spent a full hour getting to know me.....Wow!

Be excellent!

Mmmooo

Republicans only care about Republicans.
Democrats care about the Republic


In downtown Ft. Worth (2.00 / 13)
we had at least an inch of rain while our Dallas branch, near Fair Park, only got a few sprinkles.

Funky.

Glad you found a good doc, they are hard to find.    


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Snow has fallen and is still lightly. Neighbor did my (2.00 / 15)
sidewalk half an hour ago.  That was nice of him.  Plows have made their first pass.  Not going anywhere today and will shovel/blow once the snow stops and return the favor.

Rant about reactions to snow - this is Iowa people.  It's winter.  It's supposed to snow this time of the year.  Places were cancelling last night activities before the snow even came.  There are lots of school 2 hour delays and closings all for 6 inches of snow.  What is your problem?!?!?!  Plan accordingly people!!  In the 80's no one would have blinked at this snow fall.

Part of the problem is that the powers have cut back seriously on road crews, taking longer to clear the roads, let alone getting salt/sand down.  The other problem is that I don't think anyone has ever taught the younger people how to properly drive in snowy conditions and they just freak out.  I try not to go out in the height of the snow fall and until the plows have made their first past because of the idiots on the road.  I know how to drive, I was taught, they don't and weren't.


Wimps. Or people who moved to Iowa unaware of its reputation for snowiness. (2.00 / 10)
Like folks who built right on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and were shocked shocked to find that they had hurricanes.

6 inches of snow gets shoved aside and life goes on. 10 inches of snow takes a little longer to get shoved aside ... and then life goes on.

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


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It's 46 and no rain right at the moment here outside Oneonta (2.00 / 15)
Alabama. But if you had heard it fall last night...

"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

Good morning from slightly snowy St. Charles (2.00 / 15)
We got two inches of gorgeous snow.  I had hoped for more but will take what I can get.  The kids are eating breakfast, I am going to do a dance workout(just put on music and dance till I can't stand up anymore - the kids love it) then go out and shovel.  Have a great Friday!

Snow here, too (2.00 / 13)
I awoke to the sweet sweet sounds of my wife shoveling our snow.

And now through a long series of events yesterday involving a discussion about Wagner and Bugs Bunny I'm got Pilgrim's Chorus stuck in my head.

http://youtu.be/EdR7li8K7E4?t=2m

So glad it's Friday...


Morning all. 29 degrees, cloudy and 8 inches of snow/ice on (2.00 / 14)
everything in Columbia.  I-70 between KC and St Louis is still a mess and a lot of schools and some businesses will stay closed here today.  We got either another dusting of snow or some freezing rain overnight because the driver's side windows of the car have more stuff on them.  I've just talked myself out of clearing the snow off today because it will be above freezing and sunny tomorrow, which will help.

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

skies are clearing (2.00 / 13)
and the winds have died down to a steady breeze under 15 mph so we're going to start on the bedroom windows. The ones we're taking out have some panes of pre-war glass, they're made of redwood and in remarkable shape. Looking for a salvage buyer for them since we've plans for only a couple.

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 bedroom is the finishing spot? (2.00 / 13)
What a chore, glad you're doing it now so you can enjoy the brief spring season.

Headed to your part of the world end of March for our annual trek to Sterling. Please arrange to have everything in full bloom for us then.


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signs are looking good (2.00 / 11)
we got some moisture this week and over there they got more. The lakes are beginning to fill which is a welcome sight. The office will be the finishing spot since there's more work to do in there. We want to deconstruct some bad work in that room when we can toss stuff out a big hole in the wall. As you would expect that's the part of remodeling I like best.

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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Sorry all you mooses are snowed/iced in (2.00 / 13)
and hope that you can make it to where you can have an enjoyable and comfortable weekend.

60 and partly sunny in NW Houston suburbs (2.00 / 13)
Good day to let yesterday's rain sink in. Learned something new yesterday: I had put a padlock on my fence gate, the kind of lock that you set to a five-letter word.

For a while, all was well, lawn crew could get in and out fine with the code. While I was in NC, they left a message that they couldn't get the lock to open. After over an hour of trying everything I could, I borrowed a pair of bolt cutters from a neighbor, but they were no match for the case-hardened steel.

Mr. Carolina, deploying his degrees in physics and engineering, cut it off using a Dremel tool with a cutting blade (and safety glasses!). If you are ever stuck in this situation, this is the way to go!


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


-- Oscar Wilde


hah! my kind of physics and engineering (2.00 / 11)
Some of my folks are currently in Boone, NC for their annual skiing vacation.

Found this gorgeous picture of the Smokey Mountains on Facebook



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I haz no code skilz (2.00 / 11)
I thought the photo would be clickable. Better give credit
http://www.daveallenphotograph...

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THat does work well - and of course I found the lost ring of (2.00 / 4)
keys later the same day. Once I had 4 or 5 rings of keys for stuff that was actually used. Some of the keyts for doors or drawers or whatever where used things lived in their off time. Now there are two and one just duplicates of the others - minus the science fiction key for the car.Oh , but how exciting! When the sci - fi key unlocks the car door , Tsula The Corgi runs wildly around , now absolutely certain she is going with Daddy to wherever it is she has been told. Sghe wasn't happy about going to the vet , so I had to balance it , or felt like I did , by promising her the regular cheeseburger , plain that makes life so sweet for her and proves once again how I'm putty in the hands of a sweet girl.
   All the other keys have been winnowed down by moving , divorce , disability , discarding , distributng an excess of Things acquired (sp?) in more than a half - century of being a tool - using primate.  

"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

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Good morning, meese. (2.00 / 13)
I was stuck at the office until 8:30 last night. I am tired.

Morning BJM (2.00 / 10)
Sorry you were stuck in the office. Did you have to get moving again early today?

At least the weekend is coming.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Good morning, all. (2.00 / 13)
I nuzzle your Moosely snoutages. :-)

Blue skies this morning. Irving Berlin would be writing songs about our weather. Probable high: somewhere in the 60s.

I'm using my second-best coffee mug, and I swear the brew tastes different. But I'm trying to Rise Above it.

Happy Friday, peeps!

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


What happened to your first-best coffee mug? (2.00 / 12)
I have a group of mugs that work interchangeably because I can't risk being unable to function.

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


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Yesterday I told the sad tale somewhere here. (2.00 / 12)
I was wondering why I seemed to be even clumsier than usual yesterday morning because every time I raised my mug to have a sip, I noticed a little puddle of coffee on the desk. A closer look revealed a tiny hairline crack all down one side of the mug and halfway across the bottom. I finally realized that I'd dropped the mug while washing it the night before. This is my second-favorite mug, given to me by a close friend after we'd been to see Dame Edna live on stage.

Only reason it's not my favorite is that the cracked mug was larger and held more coffee. But I'm making do as best I can. Besides, doing a bit of online shopping for new mugs will provide me some amusement while I'm recovering, so, you see, I'm already looking on the bright side. :-)

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


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Dame Edna ROCKS! (2.00 / 12)
Saw a marvelous performance at the "Little Tucked Away Mechanics' Theater" in Baltimore a few years ago. Worth every penny! I still have the CD of songs somewhere, autographed if I recall.  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


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My friend and I had front box seats. (2.00 / 11)
So of course Dame Edna teased us mercilessly, but made up for it at the end by tossing us a gladiolus. :-)

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

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That is a funny mug! Hot, indeed!! (2.00 / 12)
I don't have any funny mugs: coffee drinking is serious bizness!!

The one I am using now is my Bucky Badger mug. I got it as a Solstice gift a few years ago and while the decal is coming off a bit you can still see his scowling visage.

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


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I hope you noticed the hover. (2.00 / 12)
I added it just for you. ;-)

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

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No, I had not noticed!! (2.00 / 6)
I stopped looking for hovers on your photos because, if I recall, you were not really a hovering kind of guy.

I stand corrected ... and chagrined!


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


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I always mean to add them, but usually forget. (2.00 / 4)


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

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slksfca , i was wondering if the coffee really does taste different because of (2.00 / 5)
different size or shape of 2nd best mug.  

"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

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I was seriously noticing a difference this morning! (2.00 / 5)
I've heard that color can sometimes affect taste perception. Also, the size difference. A larger mug would allow for more coffee aroma to waft up to the nose! :-)

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

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Makes sense to me - most plastic comtainers make any drink taste of the (2.00 / 4)
plastic (maybe part of the workings of a huge Wild Indian nose). I have some real big glasses left behind by the X , and they are exceptions. But , now , i never pour milk in them because the imparting of a blue , pink , or yellow color depending on which glass definitely makes the milk seem like it 'might taste bad'. I know it hasn't changed , I can drink even acidic fruit juice , diet soft drinks etc. from one of them but that off - color milk just doesn't cut it at all . No M'am (or Sir) - not gonna drink it. But I dearly love that mysterious brown milk with some heavy cream added to offset the workings of those jackasses who pretend to be concerned abut my health.And maybe a squirt or two of chocolate syrup in there too , just to make sure it is as luxuriously bad for me as anything.And certainly in a glass made from good clear glass , so the joy of it all can be appreciated by sight as well as taste and smell. THe very best is a pint jar that contained preserves while it was first full.  

"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

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currently 50 degrees and windy (2.00 / 12)
I don't think it'll warm up any today. No sun. Expecting 39 degrees tonight.

Is it Friday yet?  


Why, yes it is Friday, raina!! (2.00 / 12)
Right around Wednesday I was pretty sure that I would not see it.

How are you? I seem to keep missing "seeing" you in person.

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


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I've been doing pretty good (2.00 / 12)
Been busy offline doing various projects, so I haven't been online as much. I mostly just rec the check-ins, but try to stop by and comment once in a while. {{{jan}}}

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I saw some photos yesterday or the day before that you had left. (2.00 / 12)
Sadly, I don't always have time to read the comments in the F Bomb. I have been busy with offline projects as well: I call it "work". ;)

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


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47* and really raining in Bellingham this morning. (2.00 / 12)
Time for the pool....I'll check back in later today.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Rehab rehab rehab. (2.00 / 6)
It is even more important now because you must set a good example for Silks. :)

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


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Here's a new favorite mug of mine... (2.00 / 11)
Dog Mug 1

'Til I can get myself an actual big mutt once we move to NC, this'll have to do...  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


LOL (2.00 / 11)


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

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So, I postponed yesterday's haircut. (2.00 / 10)
Decided to nap instead. But I'm going to make every effort to get it done today. Getting it cut extra short because I'm determined not to have too bad a case of bed head in the hospital, where I am hoping to receive visitors in state, something like the levées of Louis XIV. ;-p

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

I did it. (2.00 / 6)
Hobbled down to the barber's as fast as my gimpy legs would take me and there was no wait. Asked him to give me a "serviceman-type" cut and boy did he. It's maybe 1/4 inch at best.

But now I needn't worry about bed head, OR about getting another haircut for several weeks, until I'm able to get around again.

Still ... it looks more prison camp than Armed Forces, even allowing for boot camp.  Good thing I have little vanity left at my age. ;-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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