Saturday Morning Moose Check In - Motivated Moose Musings

by: Khloe

Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 05:51:29 AM EST



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24 days until spring! (2.00 / 24)
G'Mornin' everyone! Yesterday the "quick inch" they promised us turned into "maybe 3 inches". My measuring stick shows 5 inches. It's much better then the 28 inches the upper peninsula of Michigan received.

A Saturday morning earworm.
G'Mornin' everyone! Yesterday the "quick inch" they promised us turned into "maybe 3 inches". My measuring stick shows 5 inches. It's much better then the 28 inches the upper peninsula of Michigan received.

A Saturday morning earworm.
Fat Bottomed Girls photo FatBottomGirls.jpg.  

"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 think the UP stands for "Under Pilesofsnow" this time of year. (2.00 / 23)
Did you know that Wisconsin gave you the Upper Peninsula? You're welcome!!

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


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G'Mornin' ((JanFab)) (2.00 / 22)
That was very generous of your state. I think the U.P. is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Granted, I've not spent a lot of time outside of Michigan......

"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 think that actually no one wanted it ... until they found the iron and copper there. (2.00 / 22)
It is a long complicated history (after I went to the Wiki trying to find proof of our beneficence ... it may be a tall tale just to make Michigan feel bad ...WI do that a lot).

I used to go skiing in Upper Michigan. Indianhead Mountain mostly. Some people I know used to ski the Porkies.  

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


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I always understood that we ended up with the UP (2.00 / 22)
so Ohio could have the Toledo area.
I like to go camping and hiking in the Upper Peninsula. The lighthouses are a huge draw for me. There are 116 lighthouses in Michigan, and I've seen 105 of them. Only a few more to go.

Saginaw River Rear Range Lighthouse in Bay City, Michigan
Saginaw river lighthouse photo SaginawRiverLighthouse10.jpg  

"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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Neat picture! (2.00 / 19)
I have seen a few of the lighthouses on our side of Lake Michigan and many more on the rocky coast of Maine, one of my favorite places to visit.

Have you ever been to Mackinac Island? I was there some years ago and we drove up through the UP to get to the air strip to take a plane over to it (there is a ferry also but I tend to get seasick and did not want to start my vacation that way ... we took the ferry back). I did not calculate for the time zone difference and we ended up there too late to take the last plane. We begged the pilot, who was in the process of tying down his plane for the night, and he got us over to the island. It is a very cool place. Motorized vehicles are prohibited and you wake up to the sounds of horses clopping in the streets because everyone and everything is transported by horse-drawn wagons. Or at least that is the way it was back in the late 80s. I hope it hasn't changed.

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


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Nothing ever changes on the island. (2.00 / 19)
It's a HUGE tourist draw for Michigan. But they roll up most of the sidewalks in the winter.   ;-)

"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 can find your sidewalks in winter? (2.00 / 17)
Ours are buried under snow. ;)

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


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I'm suppose to keep the sidewalks cleared here (2.00 / 16)
I quit trying with that foot of snow a couple weeks ago. I'm all for rolling the sidewalks up here, too.

"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 have a friend from Detroit and Glen Lake, MI, who (2.00 / 18)
claims that children looking at a map of the state call the UP the rabbit jumping over the mitten.

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That's a cool way to describe it (2.00 / 19)
I'm going to remember that one. Thanks!

"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 thought they gave away the UP (2.00 / 14)
out of fear of touching Canada, those guys can be icky and just a wee bit peculiar

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When my son was a little guy of 2-3 years old, (2.00 / 17)
he decided he liked the song Fat-bottomed Girls very much. Thankfully, he didn't truly get the gist of the song, he just liked to sing this line. He also liked Neil Young, Counting Crows, Pearl Jam, and Live songs--there were others, too many.

It was the most fun riding down the road with him in the back car seat listening to him sing the earworm parts of the songs he liked best. We called it his rock concert. We would sing along with him and have a blast :-)

The little guy is now 19 and a freshman in college. Thanks for the memory and my smiles :-)

Peace, Hope, Faith, Love


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good morning (2.00 / 21)
anyone need some new iconators for pet pics?  i have three in process and will share. ;)

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


G'Mornin' Avila (2.00 / 20)
How are you doing today?

"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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pretty well, thank you, Khloe (2.00 / 8)
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24 degrees here. I was not ready to get up but I had to. (2.00 / 22)


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


not ready. not getting. not up. mayb/later (2.00 / 21)


It's Saturday! (2.00 / 19)
No reason to rush.  

"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 morning Mooses. 45 and raining in Wilmington, gonna rain (2.00 / 20)
all day.  Guess I'll clean the house.  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'll send you my address if you're cleaning (2.00 / 20)
How is Baby Sadie? How are you?

"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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Wait, wait!!! (2.00 / 18)
I bet I need a housekeeping technician more desperately than you do. Our nannyboz should come to San Francisco instead. ;-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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LOL! I'm no pushover but we can discuss it! San Francisco?? (2.00 / 11)
My flight leaves at two ;)

"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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That would be grand! (2.00 / 10)
And once you've finished cleaning my apartment, I'll even take you to lunch. Such a deal! :-)

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

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Woot! Could we go to Chinatown? Pretty please? (2.00 / 11)


"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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Kinda touristy for my taste. (2.00 / 11)
But what the heck, I haven't done Chinatown for quite awhile. And it's always fun to see even familiar things with someone else's eyes. :-)

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

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Oh thank you! Dying out here for some sizzling rice soup! (2.00 / 10)


"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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Sadie is so much better, thanks Khloe. Still a mystery. I'm good (2.00 / 11)
too, just really ready for spring.  How about you?  Doing ok?
Sorry, I can't come to Michigan to clean your house, I'm going to San Francisco to clean slksfca's. :)

"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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Wow!! Just likes a Purple craigslist!! (2.00 / 11)
Matching up workers with jobs.

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


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LOL (2.00 / 10)
Looks like I have that old real estate advantage: location, location, location! ;-)

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 love San Francisco! Do you think the TSA will give me any (2.00 / 11)
trouble when I board the plane with my mop?

"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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LOL (2.00 / 11)
I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me!

BTW, we DO have mops here, ya know. ;-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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You have mops in SF? Who'd a thunk it :) (2.00 / 10)


"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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Morning, folks - (2.00 / 19)
I'm sitting in a Sheetz gas station/quick stop (a mid-Atlantic chain) eating a good breakfast (food and coffee here are good) and attempting to wake up for work. Only a couple hours on Saturday. Got lucky - the predicted ice/freezing rain amounted to nothing, so I don't have to salt streets. Later on, going to go wire the shop and mark where the trench will go for underground electric service, so other utilities can be marked. Hope to do trenching sometime the next couple weekends. Would like to have power by Easter, if we can swing it.  

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

Buckaroo Banzai


Your new home is moving along at a great pace! (2.00 / 18)


"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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The house is in the future (2.00 / 16)
TRS & Iriti's current project is the nicest outbuilding on the whole east coast. They'll have a working and regrouping cabin so they can... well, work and regroup (and even sleep sometimes) while they plan and build their actual house.

This lazy Southern woman bows to their industriousness.

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


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Good morning from a damp, thirty six (2.00 / 19)
degree damp Manhattan. Time to go back to bed.

Sweet dreams! (2.00 / 19)


"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 morning from a frosty 12 degree Columbia. Will get a tiny (2.00 / 18)
bit above freezing today.  I plan on getting the rest of the snow off the car this morning using a long-handled push broom to get all the stuff in the middle of the roof/windshield.  There was a young guy running the little Snowcat who was kind enough to get my mail for me.  Guess he figured it was easier to do it for me rather than have to try to get me upright after watching me fall into a snow pile.

Then the NWS announced another biggie for the midwest is coming early next week!  Wonderful!  The local forecast is only for light snow, so we shall see.

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


March is usually the big snow month here (2.00 / 17)
I just checked weather underground and I see it headed this way. We need every single drop of it.  

"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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We need all we can get too. It's just kind of difficult for me, being (2.00 / 13)
old and stove up, to deal with getting so much snow off the car.  (Grumble, grumble).  The sun is likely to help today even though the temperature is still so low.  At least I hope so, unless I'm delusional and think I'm still living in Colorado where the sun is so hot, snow doesn't stand much of a chance.

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

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a slow good morning (2.00 / 18)
yesterday turned out to be much colder than predicted so we didn't open up the walls, did other stuff instead. Today is supposed to be warmer and not windy so perhaps we'll be able to get to those windows. I finished a paper project yesterday that was a commission, everyone was well pleased with it. I might even make some more now that it's all figured out.

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

Here is hoping you have a warm and low wind day. (2.00 / 17)


"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 / 16)
it would be so nice to have more new windows. I never realized just how drafty the old ones were but there's an appreciable difference already with just one room completed. I do go on about the wind because it is a presence here and especially in the spring.

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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You teach us about your corner of the world. (2.00 / 17)
We all teach each other through our comments. At least, that's how I see and appreciate it.  

"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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Wind is my least favorite weather thing. (2.00 / 16)
Unless it's a warm, gentle breeze, it always seems to scrape my nerves something awful. Plus, when it's windy I can't even escape indoors because my building, 112 years old, wood-framed and uninsulated, is very, very drafty. I can cope with cold weather if it's still, but not if there's a stiff breeze. Unfortunately we're pretty breezy here year-round with the wind coming straight off the cold Pacific.

So in my own way I can relate to going on about the wind, dear words! :-)

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


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It never warmed up here yesterday here either (2.00 / 14)
I kept waiting for it to and was just dumbfounded every time I stepped outside throughout the day.


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Damp and rainy here today in Pittsburgh. (2.00 / 17)
My husband and 15 year old daughter love The Godfather. They have decided to spend the rainy, cold afternoon watching, at least, The Godfather and, perhaps, The Godfather II.

I'm not a fan of violence in movies. I have nightmares. So, I am going to be in our quiet room where we play music, hang out, read, and enjoy the time on my own. I won't be completely on my own--one cat will be watching birds out the window, and the other one will probably be curled up with me on the little couch.  

I'm looking forward to it!

Peace, Hope, Faith, Love


Enjoy your peaceful day! (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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Thanks! n/t (2.00 / 13)


Peace, Hope, Faith, Love

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Greetings from San Francisco. (2.00 / 17)
Google's weather widget tells me the following (which is a good thing because it's too dark to see outside):

48°F
Current: Mostly Cloudy
Wind: W at 13 mph
Humidity: 82%
High: 61°

Local TV news also says it's 48°F right now, so for once I can trust Google. :-)

Up early this morning and have chosen not to fight it. Today could be as busy a day as I allow it to be. Or not.

Scared myself looking in the mirror because my new haircut is SO SHORT! A buzzed head is awfully comfortable, though, and I didn't wake up with a rat's nest on top (why do SOME ppl wake up looking gorgeous, anyway??)

Happy Weekend, Moosizens!

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


They only wake up looking gorgeous (2.00 / 16)
in the movies and on TV. The rest of us are very human. For that matter, the actors and actresses wake up very human, as well :-)

My son has a buzz cut. He started getting his hair buzzed when he was 15. When he was younger, he wore the traditional teen boy hair in your eyes type of long hair. I took him to the barbers and expected to see the same kind of hair, only shorter when he was done. He came over and said, in his newly manly manly voice, "Done, Mom" I looked up and almost didn't recognize him! He's had his hair like that ever since.

He loves that he doesn't have to take time with it. Washing his head is easy, and he can just get up and go in the morning. He especially loves it now that he's in college.

Peace, Hope, Faith, Love


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Almost 20 years ago... (2.00 / 16)
...I bought a hair clipper set and kept my hair nearly (but not quite) as short as it is now. Only in recent months have I started making trips to the barber again because I wanted to let my hair grow out a bit - and while it's easy enough for me to buzz my own head, an actual haircut, self-administered, is beyond my abilities. :-) But I told the barber yesterday that I didn't want to deal with bed head in the hospital and he said he'd give me a cut that would be absolutely hassle-free. And he was right: I couldn't do anything with what's left of my silky locks even if I wanted to, LOL!

I wish I'd done what your son did when I was his age, but that was back in the '70s so you can imagine how odd I would have looked and felt. Kids today have more freedom to choose whatever look suits them, I think. :-)

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'd have been called a square (2.00 / 16)
Did they postpone your surgery again?

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Heh. (2.00 / 16)
"Square" would have been one of the kinder terms, I'm afraid ;-)

Yesterday the surgery was postponed, but only by a few hours, from about 8AM to noon. A great blessing since now I don't have to wake up at 4:30AM!!

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


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The amazing thing was (2.00 / 16)
that I actually saw his eyes for the first time in years :-)

He has wonderful green/brown/hazel eyes that one could melt into.

So, are your eyes popping back at you?

I was a teen in the 70's! I had to take time to use the curling iron to curl back my long hair from my face every morning to look just so.  

My daughter wakes up, brushes her hair, and heads out the door. Nice for her!

Peace, Hope, Faith, Love


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Heh. (2.00 / 14)
My eyes are still sleep-swollen and unfocused. So no, they're not popping back at me just now. ;-)

I well remember my sister's constant use of curling iron back in the '70s. She had a version of that "bird wings" hairstyle with all the feathering on the sides. Now that she's a sensible matron of 54 or 55, she has a sensible short bob, which looks good on her.

My other sister, born in 1963, I think regrets that she was too young to be a hippie. Today she has long honey-colored hair that always looks like it could give haven to woodland creatures. ;-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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I dunno (2.00 / 16)
but I resolved young not to commit myself to someone who did that. It was a good decision because I think I've been happier for it.

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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LOL (1.94 / 16)
Many's the morning I've looked in the mirror and in a horrified whisper reassured myself that it's a very good thing indeed to wake up single. ;-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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Happy Weekend to you, ((Silky)) (2.00 / 17)
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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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Har! (2.00 / 17)
Who let you in to photograph me as I slept, anyway? ;-)

Good Morning and Happy Weekend to you, Khloekins!

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


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Down in the chin (2.00 / 13)
And what is it with that thing where your mouth turns down as you get older? I caught a glimpse of myself in a security TV camera and gasped! I looked like the original grumpy old lady when actually I was in a good mood.


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

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Wow, I've noticed that too! (2.00 / 12)
Also, my nasolabial folds have gotten more pronounced, and I've discovered that they make me look slightly less old if I smile, which also turns my mouth upward. (Smiling also makes crows feet look less, um, haggard.)

;-)

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


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Can we (2.00 / 12)
say "nasolabial" here? I wouldn't have thought so.

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

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LOL (2.00 / 11)
I didn't mean to be vulgar, but can certainly see how it might look that way. ;-)

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 Weekend back, Silksilator! (2.00 / 17)
(had to Google that first to make sure it was not a bad word).

I always opt for the shortest haircut that does not cause quizzical looks when I walk into the ladies room. Once you reach a certain age, trying to look Gorgeous (upon awakening or otherwise) is not as important, and you instead go for Maximum Time Between Haircuts so as to stretch your haircutting dollars.

If your hair does get unruly, though, just have a friend help:



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


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LOL (2.00 / 16)
I'm still fascinated with the notion of a "sassy shag" which Jk2003 brought up yesterday. As I told her, that sounds like my kind of hairstyle. But with my luck I'd end up looking like that awful mugshot of Nick Nolte that got so famous a few years ago. ;-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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This one, LOL (2.00 / 14)


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

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Photos like that should be strategically placed in bars with the caption "Don't let this happen to you! Call a cab." (2.00 / 12)


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


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Hey! (2.00 / 10)
My new haircut is much nicer than that.  But not nearly as fascinating. : )

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Morning everyone! (2.00 / 18)
21 degrees now going up to 30.  The clouds are parting so at least a pretty day.  My husband works today and then I am going to sit a friends kids tonight so they can go out for a drink.  Have a great day all.

Your very kind (2.00 / 17)
giving your friends a night out.  

"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're.... tired this morning (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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We trade off so nobody has to pay a sitter. (2.00 / 16)


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Good morning, everyone. (2.00 / 16)
We had rain--no snow. Dad and I are headed out to collect food and donations for the Crisis Ministry, our local food back that serves the Princeton-Trenton area.

G'Mornin' (2.00 / 14)
Congrats on the rain. Hopefully it's a warmer morning for you.

"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 moring & happy weekend all (2.00 / 16)
It is a chilly 34* this morning and has already warmed up a lot here in N. Texas. Yesterday was cold and it never, ever, did warm up.

Hope all you Mooses get to have the weekend you want to have.


I hope your area warms up for you today. (2.00 / 16)
global warming photo fixesglobalwarming.jpg

"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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Hahaha, thanks Khloe (2.00 / 14)
As an aside....who was the Einstein who chose Mid-February for a global warming rally date?

There must be some logic behind it but the visual of people freezing their buns off protesting global warming(climate change) works against the message?

Thank you for listening to this episode of If Bill was in charge.

:)


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I have been seriously thinking of putting you in charge. (2.00 / 13)
Do you have a master plan? Planning and foresight seem to be sorely lacking in Washington these days.

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


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I'll send you my master plan (2.00 / 11)
after I sketch it out on a bar napkin, my edicts flow better after a few Boodles martinis.

I would really rather rule by whim though.


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I believe that we have tried the "rule by whim" method. (2.00 / 11)
There were a few drawbacks.

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


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Morning purple ones... (2.00 / 15)
Saturday has become my domestic day so doing laundry and cleaning house today. Then maybe a walk around town to enjoy the weather? High of 85 or so forecast with a light breeze from the east.

I am glad you placed this at the end of the tales of woe regarding the weather. (2.00 / 13)
If you had posted it earlier, you may not have left without a few raspberries thrown your way.

Have a great day, DavidW!  

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


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Indeed. (2.00 / 13)
David's splendid subtropical clime renders my otherwise entirely pleasant forecast sadly lacking in charm. ;-)

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

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58 and sunny hear in the Houston area (2.00 / 13)
Local news is now 24/7 coverage of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, which kicks off this weekend with barbeques, trail riders coming into the city with horses, wagons, old-time gear, and vendors making money off everyone attending the concerts, shows, and rodeo events. They do also raise a huge amount of money for charity and there are some events for kids where they sell off farm animals and artwork.

Meanwhile, I would be outside pruning the garden plants BUT... Today the Jehovah's Witnesses are canvassing our neighborhood, so I gotta lay low.

Hope all you moosies are staying warm and not being set upon by doorbell ringers wanting to sell you a new belief system ;-)

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


-- Oscar Wilde


I always thought it amusing (2.00 / 12)
how folks in Houston assumed their boots 'n hats for the rodeo and then reverted to the realities of tropical big city living the rest of the year. Out here it is a year round way of life and still amusing. I've taken to kidding these folks about the shock they will feel when they realize that whlle they were able to wish away the 20th century the 21st is catching up with them with a vengence.

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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Yes, even at the office, everyone could wear "rodeo" attire (2.00 / 11)
and clothing stores offer the most garish array of faux western attire. The women in particular sport massive hair, oversize jewelry and belts, and bedazzled jeans and boots you'd never see on any "working" cowgirls.

Frankly, if you're dressing for the rodeo, I'd advise picking something barbecue-sauce-colored ;-)  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


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heh (2.00 / 7)
The most recent episode of Criminal Minds was supposed to be set in Austin. The most glaring of the numerous things they got wrong -- though showing a dorm room with a window unit was pretty funny (any building big enough to be a dorm would have to have central air) -- was that the killer wore a cowboy hat. It wasn't during the rodeo, and he wasn't at the Broken Spoke. He might as well have had a neon sign. And they kept showing people in the background wearing cowboy hats - not a lot, but more than you'd see in downtown Austin, even during the rodeo.

We have done the impossible & that makes us mighty - Firefly

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It's sunny today and in the mid 20s. Rumor has it that a (2.00 / 13)
blizzard will be coming through Monday night and Tuesday.  Not much going and not much planned for the weekend.  I'm still sore from shoveling the drive yesterday.

good morning Purple People! (2.00 / 13)
Chicago's resident meteorologist says it's 29
with Broken Clouds, heh he just gave me one
more reason not to leave the house.
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mornin' Khloe!
i see what you did with
the hover on the Peeps pic!.
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i was in the process of cut and paste
to remark on said attribute 'BUT' you
beat me to it. very subtle. hahaha!

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


I don't think I've ever been described (2.00 / 7)
as subtle before..LOL. G'Evening ((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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Good morning, all. 8:30am here on the left coast (2.00 / 12)
and I am already behind for the day.  Ack!  Please consider yourself "fierced" if I missed you in my gallop through the comments. :)

Fierced right back at ya (2.00 / 7)
(((Ebby)))

"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 saw that...and will be adding you to my list..!! (2.00 / 14)
I am glad you used the proper purple spelling of my name...that orange Glen The Plumber guy is so mean.

big hugs to all my purple friends...I must admit...it has been hard to keep up with two sites...community threads everywhere...but the love for my townies...where ever they are...has not faded.

on the activist front...forward on climate rally last Sunday...OFA 'gun violence' rally last night...joined the local 350 group and hope to get my city to add composting to the garbage service (stole that idea from citisven)...the dream menders will be working with common cause to push the CA disclose act...and on the orange I've been running the 'shutdown the nra' group...the most active group for the last two months...over 800 dairies republished...that is a lot of reading and reccing...my fingers are tired.

peace and hugs to all..!!

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP


Peace and hugs back, GlenThePlumber! (2.00 / 13)
Wisconsin is such a mess I feel like I have to settle all my outrage here. We have a devastating mining bill being fast-tracked through our Republican controlled legislature that we just found out is going to include the added provision of defunding important environmental oversight programs.

Our governor just proposed a budget to "give back" the surplus generated by defunding our public schools in 2011. The give back will be in the form of tax cuts on the wealthiest: a family of 4 making $21,000 a year will get $2 in tax cuts a year. Woo hoo ... don't spend it all in one place, poor folks!!

He also proposed an increase in school voucher programs to promote his agenda of privatizing the schools. $114 million or so will be removed from the state funding of public schools and turned over to 25,000 or so kids who are in what he has decided are sub-standard educational facilities, including some in Madison.

Oh and don't get me started on his turning down the Medicaid money because, you know, people who have no money should be allowed to buy whatever health insurance they can afford. Say what?

So we will have to depend on you Californians who have a sane governor and responsible state legislators to do the heavy lifting on national issues like climate change and gun violence.

(p.s. I told Khloe that you would not be angry about the crack crack. Please go easy on her!!)

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


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Heh. (2.00 / 14)
(p.s. I told Khloe that you would not be angry about the crack crack. Please go easy on her!!)

You must be kidding. The other day I told Glen that I'd be nice and not make a plumber joke. And then he went and supplied me with several himself, saying "The jokes write themselves," LOL!

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


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exactly..!! (2.00 / 13)
n/t.

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP

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yes...I'm a talk radio junkie...and since the local (2.00 / 13)
progressive station has changed to Rush...I've been listening to 92.1 out of Madison...I hear all your local news...and traffic...and must say...Gov. John Doe is a tool.

the Dems have taken over CA...and polling just released...Californians love the new direction...but it is a fine line...must be to enough to effect change...but not so much we scare people...luckily Gov. Brown is very pragmatic...maybe too much sometimes.

(p.s...never angry...got a great chuckle...I live to be teased...which would only be fair...seeing how I dish it out)

(p.p.s...I will reply later regarding some other topics you brought up...but yes...he will be watched...he is important to many...and really sweet)

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP


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dude, this is scary (2.00 / 11)
forget about the mirror.  the Plumber has two faces! ;) you know i'm kidding, just read some orange, and i'm grateful for all you are doing, and proud of you for leading the way on the most important issue right now.

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


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everything has changed since 12/14... (2.00 / 9)
I was at a rally last night...people previously who had never thought about guns...now are out protesting them...the NRA has exposed themselves for the freaks they are.

even on the GOS...front pagers...supporting anti-NRA candidates...and writing pro gun control diaries...no longer will we chased off the site...and actually we are fighting back...calling out their BS...we have polls, stats and common sense on our side...I have a list of trolls that I watch...slowly they expose themselves and become bojo or hos...some gun supporters are desperate for allies...uprate or invite the trolls to their group...but in the end it only makes them look bad.

new laws will be enacted...maybe not enough or as quickly as desired...but that has less to do with the public's desire than the influence of money in politics...the politicians that hold this up...r or d...are going against the wishes of their voters.

always nice to see your UID...peace.

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP


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couldn't agree more (2.00 / 8)
everything changed. i'm doing what i can locally. there are some pretty weird laws in Florida.  i know it doesn't reach the same numbers as the internet. a friend on the other side of the issue received threatening email from orange this week, and i'm appalled. thank you for taking the lead on this.  (hugs and peace)

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


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I am very glad I live in CA... (2.00 / 7)
and am saddened to hear about the email thing...that is wrong..!!..no matter which side they are on.

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP

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Sometimes I find a photo that (2.00 / 10)
I just can't resist. Someones name pops into my brain when I look at it. That photo screamed Glen. I'll assume I'm in good company on your 'list'. Thanks for stopping in for a visit.  

"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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Many people... (2.00 / 8)
...have been on Glen's "list" for quite awhile, LOL! For some of us it's a matter of pride! ;-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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yes...and I'm bumping you up to the top...hipster boy. (2.00 / 5)
n/t.

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP

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i have a list (2.00 / 5)
and will share if you want to see the zombies who've come back from the dead, ready to party and fight for their rights to assault weapons? ;)

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


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I'll have to try harder then. ;-) (2.00 / 4)


"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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it's not morning any more, but hi anyway (2.00 / 10)
I belong to a workout group, went to workout this morning, did a few of the drills. I have bone spurs on my heels & am not supposed to do weight bearing exercises. Got breakfast tacos (brunch) then took a nap, because I had an awful night's sleep last night. Went to the library & ran into a friend there - got the sequel to the book I'm reading. Actually went to the gym, I only did my PT homework (towel scrunches with a 5 lb weight, clamshells - they added level 2 last week, which is lifting my foot up & holding then pretzels which I'm sure I did wrong. I didn't do any cardio, but hey I did my PT.

So now I'm eating the roasted vegetables I made last week. I now love brussels sprouts, if they're roasted. Watching Hawaii 5-0 - hurrah for cute guys.

So I've had a pretty nice day. Just thought I'd say hi here. I'm going to post a diary on Monday, figure that'll get more traffic.

We have done the impossible & that makes us mighty - Firefly


Good evening, anotherdemocrat! (2.00 / 10)
If you have any questions about diary creation, ask in any check-in. There are a few tricks but lots of helpful folks. Looking forward to see your post.

There is really no good time or bad time to post. The Recent Diaries list moves pretty slowly so your diary will stay in that column for a couple of days at least.

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


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well, I'm home this evening so I could reply to folks today (2.00 / 11)
Tomorrow, I won't get home till evening -- I wouldn't want to seem rude by not minding the diary. Even on a busy Monday at work, I'd be at my computer all day & could reply more...... Not sure which is better

We have done the impossible & that makes us mighty - Firefly

[ Parent ]
well, I'm home this evening so I could reply to folks today (2.00 / 9)
Tomorrow, I won't get home till evening -- I wouldn't want to seem rude by not minding the diary. Even on a busy Monday at work, I'd be at my computer all day & could reply more...... Not sure which is better

We have done the impossible & that makes us mighty - Firefly

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Probably being around to tend would be better. (2.00 / 9)
Have you got a draft built? We don't have a schedule function but you can create and save it as a draft while you are finetuning it.

By the way, the reason you got double comments is because when a diary gets a lot of comments, it takes just a little longer to post. If you clicked Post, it will post.  

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


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doesn't look like I can (2.00 / 10)
there's still not a button that says anything like "write a new diary" so Monday it is

We have done the impossible & that makes us mighty - Firefly

[ Parent ]
It is in the upper right hand corner, under Menu. (2.00 / 9)
Home
Diaries
New Diary
Hidden Comments

If you don't see New Diary, the diary delay is still in force.  

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


[ Parent ]
I'm just going to copy & paste (2.00 / 9)
from the orange one. I'll do it Monday, not only for the reply thing, but that computer is better for copying & pasting & having multiple windows open. Though this site is too wide on that computer -- no idea why the display is different from one computer to another. Just another one of those mysteries about computers.

We have done the impossible & that makes us mighty - Firefly

[ Parent ]
It depends on which browser you use. (2.00 / 7)
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome.

My guess is that the display of that shows too wide is ... Firefox.

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


[ Parent ]
no, at work we have IE (2.00 / 7)
and an outdated version at that (when I try to check my gmail, it says my browser is too outdated & tries to make me download a "modern" one

We have done the impossible & that makes us mighty - Firefly

[ Parent ]
I just looked at the code in your orange diary and I am don't see what would cause it to display funny on IE in purple. (2.00 / 4)
I will mention that the blog code running the Moose is a little more casual about where the edges of the content are. If a person posts a photo in the diary or comments, sometimes it will move the right-most panel off the screen and you will have to use the slidey-bar to move over and view it.

But the Moose itself is more casual also and most people have adjusted. (If you have severe OCD, you might have to take medication before you read. Ha!)

I will look for your diary on Monday. Happy Posting, anotherdemocrat!!

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


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