Wednesday Watering Hole: Check In & Hangout for the Herd

by: iriti

Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 05:58:14 AM EST



Good morning, Moosekind. Don't forget to let your peeps know where to find you.

The common Moose, Alces alces, unlike other members of the deer family, is a solitary animal that doesn't form herds. Not so its rarer but nearest relative, Alces purplius, the Motley Moose. Though sometimes solitary, the Motley Moose herds in ever shifting groups at the local watering hole to exchange news and just pass the time.

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iriti :: Wednesday Watering Hole: Check In & Hangout for the Herd
The morning check-in is an open thread and general social hour. Come back when time allows through the day - the conversation continues.

It's traditional but not obligatory to give us a weather check where you are and let us know what's new, interesting, challenging or even routine in your life lately. Nothing is particularly obligatory here except:

Always remember the Moose Golden (Purple?) Rule:

Be kind to each other... or else.

What could be simpler than that, right?

It's OK if you prefer to remain anonymoose here. There's an app for that.

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slksfca updates h/t GlenThePlumber:

silks is thru the surgery...according to nurses surgery went well...he spent an hour in recovery...x-rays...currently is his room resting and drugged...no phone contact with the silky one yet...might not happen until tomorrow...but an attempt will be made.


Just spoke with him on the phone. He said he was told surgery went very well. His throat is sore from being intubated but that is normal. He's groggy. He's waiting for food. He's in good spirits. He's watching tv but has no idea what it is. lol.

I'm going to go up first thing in the morning and deliver his worldly possessions including his phone. I'll let you know how our visit goes.

And this good news from nchristine in the comments:

I GOT THE OFFER!!!!!  I start on the 18th of March.  Thank you all for bearing with me and my foibles during the past months.

And now, on with the show...
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36 degrees and overcast in the Shenandoah Valley (2.00 / 28)
Heading for a spring-like 52.

Relieved and happy to hear slksfca is doing well. He's still got a bit of recuperation ahead, but the worst is behind him.

Another option for those who are incognito:

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Report on silky from the GOS (2.00 / 16)
I delivered his phone and other possessions.

If you have his number he is requesting no phone calls for a couple of days. He's heavily medicated and can't retrieve words easily.

I got there just after he had completed his first steps. He walked to his door and back, so 10-15 steps. It was painful getting back into bed, of course. The PT lady was very nice and is helping him with his first exercises. He has a private room so that's nice. The facilities are very decent. A nice setup with TV and the staff is wonderful. Very caring and friendly. He's doing great according to the staff.

He wanted to know how Phil was today. He's really fond of you Phil.

He doesn't want visitors yet. I told him to text me with anything he needs and to let me know when he feels he can handle conversation. He'll likely not get online today.

He looks really good and is in very good spirits. He's being well taken care of.

He thanks you all for caring and wondering how he is. I told him about all of your well wishes. Thanks to all.



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

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Thanks Nurse Kelley..... (2.00 / 13)
I appreciate the update. It's good to know the healing process is underway and that he is doing well.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

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I hate that he was alone yesterday and last night. (2.00 / 12)
I particularly hate that he didn't have his phone with him. As you know so well, hospitals are scary places!

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

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I know all to well..... (2.00 / 10)
Just seeing some one you know sitting in the chair in the room is reassuring. I hope you can contact him soon so he hears your voice.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

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I agree, princesspat. Even if he can't talk, he can listen. (2.00 / 10)
I think that would be very comforting.  

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


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Thank you. (2.00 / 11)
I'm just finishing at work and he's been on my mind.

Peace, Hope, Faith, Love

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Same here, mapamp. (2.00 / 10)
Know what we need? A nanny cam!

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

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Exactly!! He already has the nannies!! (2.00 / 10)


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


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Why didn't we think of this sooner? (2.00 / 10)
LOL! Next time a situation like this comes up, we'll know what to do.

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

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Hello All! (2.00 / 22)
Finished feeding Bullwinkle, the cat that owns me. Still raining outside at a warm 39 degrees. Must feed myself!

Bullwinkle is happy (2.00 / 22)
you have your priorities straight.  ;-)

"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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Goodmorning ilovecheese (2.00 / 19)
Bullwinkle is such a great name for a cat on this site!

The fact that you feed Bullwinkle first is clear evidence of who owns who.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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G'Mornin' ((Iriti)) (2.00 / 23)
Yay for Silky! He shall be on the town doing the CanCan before we know it.

It cycled rain and snow all night. It's a shushy fest outside, this fine morn. I'm not going to think about the coming freeze......

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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


Since when do cats care if you have droolz! Noms first, wipe droolz later. (2.00 / 22)
Good morning Khloe.

Silky and Nurse Kelley have some kind of dance date planned. Is the CanCan part of it?  

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


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The Cancan is the planplan. (2.00 / 22)
Or something like that.  ;-)

"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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All I remember is something about spiked heels ... I ran screaming after that. (2.00 / 22)


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


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Goldfish in their spiked heels. (2.00 / 22)
They are trendsetters.  

"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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'Morning {{K}} (2.00 / 18)
I do NOT drool! If you don't believe me, just ask me. I will give you eyewitness testimony.

Of course I sleep with my eyes closed, so there may be reliability issues.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Ha!! An early morning laugh to get my brain and body engaged. (2.00 / 21)
Coffee will do the rest.

Alces purplius! Finally an excuse explanation for why the moose here gather in herds. Today I shall not be anonymoose but present and accounted for.

It is 29 degrees in Madison WI. We are still under a winter weather advisory until noon with snow off and on. It appears that we got about 4 inches.

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


'Tis not the bright purple of the cartoons (2.00 / 19)
More a subtle shading difference. But the behavioral differences are key!

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Breaking news out of Rome (2.00 / 22)
Hot off the presses:
The bells have rung. It's white smoke over Rome. Pope Cattistus The First has just been elected by the Cardinals. Cattistus is about to make his first appearance on the balcony.

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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


Guess they have to make four of those beautiful (2.00 / 20)
red leather papal slippers for Papacat. Have always wanted to be pope just to have those slippers.

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But does he wear red shoes? nt (2.00 / 15)


Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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I'm pretty sure Pope Cattistus (2.00 / 17)
can wear anything he likes. Who will tell him no? Ceiling Cat?

"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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Who? (2.00 / 14)
Ceiling moose of course!

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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I believe that "Ceiling Cat rules....srsly.". (2.00 / 14)
I saw it on the Internets ... must be true.

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


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Howdy purple peeps, Racer here. Mom is getting her coffee. (2.00 / 18)
It's 50 and finally stopped raining so us cats are happy.  We're glad about silks too!

"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!

Racer, it's wonderful to meet you! (2.00 / 19)
You need to encourage your Mom to post some pics of you. Has your Mom fed you yet?

"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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Nope 'cause she's been trying to figure out how to post my (2.00 / 16)
picture from Photobucket using her iPad.  It's a pic of me wearing reading glasses looking at the sports page.  She'll figure it out but us catters might get really hungry!

"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, Racer (2.00 / 17)
Does Mom know you are using the computer?

You will have to do lap time today to pay for the privilege.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Mom found out and I'm doing lap time trying to tell her we're (2.00 / 16)
hungry!  Oh, there she goes, getting our bowls out!  Teh foodz!

"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 moose! (2.00 / 18)
Warmer but wet here in NYC. Blech. And I slept badly. Phooey. Not much work to do (that's not good, I'm a consultant, but it works well today).

A Moose-equitte question: I have two websites about the two sorts of consulting I do. Is it OK to post about them here?

See you in the F-bomb and in What are You Reading (now up).

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter


I am not Meese Mehta (2.00 / 16)
But I would think that posting just to advertise is not so good but educating and information is fabulous. Just my opinon. I always learn a lot from your posts.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Is there be a better place to post my question? n/t (2.00 / 14)


"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter

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Dear plf515, (2.00 / 12)
In general, mehtequitte would suggest that blatantly "advertising your services" would probably be frowned upon.

However, promoting one's book (especially when said promotion would save meeses bucks) appears to be within the bounds of propriety.

Ruling on this is above Meese Mehta's pay grade ... you might want to consult those who actually know stuff.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


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Morning all! (2.00 / 18)
More snow today in St. Charles. Bowe got four or five inches yesterday.  Hard to tell cause the wind was blowing so damn hard.  Two more today so  this is like a real snow.  Happy am I.  
Glad to hear silky is through and that things went well.  That's big time surgery and I can only imagine how relieved he is that it is done.

Have a great day all!


I'm glad you're enjoying your snow (2.00 / 16)
Please to keep it by you. Kthxbai.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Ha Ha Ha (2.00 / 15)
Sorry, Charlie.  If I could, I would.

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Good morning, everyone. (2.00 / 17)
As plf said, it is warm and wet here in the NYC area. At least it is not snow.

Morning BJM (2.00 / 15)
Just above is JK2003 cheering for snow, then there's you:

At least it is not snow.

I normally hate to take sides in these things, but I'm with you.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Good morning from a very wet New York. Am (2.00 / 16)
hunting up boots and umbrellas. Hope it's a fine day for all the browsers in Moose Land.  

One of these days (2.00 / 16)
I'll get a pair of wet weather boots. Made it to 51 and never had a pair as far as I remember...perhaps in early childhood, but I doubt it given where we lived.

Morning Portlaw.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Wet weather boots (2.00 / 16)
I love the word galoshes.

Overshoes? Thrift-shop shoes/boots that can get wet with no problem?

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


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morning all (2.00 / 15)
the wind blew overnight but is supposed to calm down to merely breezy today. We have a new window in the bedroom so we didn't hear it, it is amazing how much difference they are making. We're taking a break from construction to go to our cabin in the hill country this weekend, I haven't been this year yet and am looking forward to getting away. It's beautiful there at least if it's not cedar fever season which should have passed by now. The last time I was exposed to that I had to see the dr. for antibiotics for the actual infection it caused. That's some seriously bad stuff and worse yet since the cedar is an invasive non-native.

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

Good morning (2.00 / 14)
Yikes!

cedar fever season

Never heard of that. Please to explain?

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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when the cedar is reproducing (2.00 / 13)
they disperse huge clouds of yellow pollen which causes everyone, even those not prone to allergies, to have violent reactions. There's something in it that makes it worse than just allergies with most people coming down with secondary infections. That state is known as cedar fever and the only good thing to say about it is that it isn't annual, the cedar doesn't bloom every year. There are some serious cedar eradication programs going on, we attack them whenever we find them on our property. We're not into poisons so we work on mechanical methods which research has proven to be more effective anyway.  

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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Cedar fever: Worst time of the year around here. (2.00 / 11)
I didn't have too many problems with it until we moved into town and learned there's a huge patch of cedar not a quarter of a mile down our road. I just hope the pollen is done and over with early since the winter has been warmer than normal this year. The last few weeks have been bad, but at least it there was only one trip to the doctor's office for a shot--there have been a few times when I needed a weekly shot.

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

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Austin is the allergy capitol (2.00 / 12)
of the universe! Seriously, there's an allergist's office in every single strip mall in that place, I'd love to have the Kleenex concession.  

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 it is...Big Time... (2.00 / 9)
My daughter is in Austin and she's highly sensitive to cedar pollen. Poor girl is miserable right now. Every time we go down there I wind up having to take Claritin D, it's either that or look like I'm bawling my eyes out constantly.

Most of the time I absolutely love Austin, but during cedar season my ardent affection does tend to wane a bit!

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


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Still snowy this morning - that's ok, I don't have to go (2.00 / 18)
anywhere today.

I GOT THE OFFER!!!!!  I start on the 18th of March.  Thank you all for bearing with me and my foibles during the past months.


Woohoo! (2.00 / 15)
Woooooooooooohooooooooooooo! Congratulations.

So I can uncross my eyes now? It'll be so much easier to read the computer.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Yep, you sure can! You'll be able to walk straight now too. (2.00 / 15)


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Woo hoo!!! Congratulations, nchristine. (2.00 / 14)


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


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Congratulations!! (2.00 / 15)
I'm so glad for you.

March 18 is my parents' wedding anniversary. I'll be twice as happy on that day this year.

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


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Congrats!! (2.00 / 13)


"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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Congratulations! n/t (2.00 / 14)


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

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Fantastic. Good for you. eom (2.00 / 13)


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

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Hooray!!! Happy Dance! (2.00 / 12)
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That's exactly what I was doing when I got off the phone!!! (2.00 / 10)


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Hooray! (2.00 / 10)
I'm happy for you, nchristine. Let this be the one that lasts and lasts!

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

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It is as I foretold on 2/10 (2.00 / 14)
My hunches are pretty darned accurate and (2.00 / 9)
I have a feeling you're going to get the job you want. Why not believe me? You'll breathe easier in the meantime, and you can always berate me later if I'm wrong.

No chicken entrails were used in the manufacture of this prediction.

Mazel tov!!!


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Ha!! (2.00 / 11)
No chicken entrails were used in the manufacture of this prediction.

What about tea leaves?

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


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I was wondering the same thing!! (2.00 / 11)


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I wish I did have a reliable source, but no. (2.00 / 12)
My hunches arrive entirely unsupported by anything in the real world.
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That poor kitty - it does not look amused!! (2.00 / 10)
Thanks again for all the support!

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Happy, happy news! Congrats! n/t (2.00 / 7)


Peace, Hope, Faith, Love

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GREAT NEWS!!!! (2.00 / 4)
Thanks so much for letting all of us share your happiness!!

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

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Looks like Wednesday is off to a good start.... (2.00 / 13)

Silks is doing well, nchristine got her job and we can all look forward to a can-can performance from Silks and Nurse Kelley!

No wind this morning, a little on the cool side, but warming up to a nice 60 today. Enjoying tea and english muffins with some yummy orange marmalade this morning. A trip to the post office to mail off a few things and then I'm back to work on a few work projects.

Happy Wednesday Purple Folks!

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


Mmmmm (2.00 / 10)
I haven't had orange marmalade in years. Will have to get some.

Yo trs! could you add a small jar of orange marmalade to this weekend's shopping list, please? Also need think of something to put it on that's small enough for Rumbly.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Yes, dear... (2.00 / 9)
It is added to the list.

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

Buckaroo Banzai


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Snow? I got snow -- again. Had planned to clear off the car this (2.00 / 12)
morning but have put that project on hold until after noon, when allegedly the snow will stop.  It's just below freezing and will get a few degrees above with flurries forecast for the next two days.  Much of I-70 across Missouri is a mess, particularly at the Kansas City end.  Columbia is exactly (give or take a couple of miles) between KC & StL so there is exceptionally heavy truck traffic the whole way across the state.  No place for a sensible person to be.

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

We get heavy truck traffic down I-81 here (2.00 / 11)
Of course I grew up in the DC burbs and learned to drive on the Capitol beltway. So I scoff at what most folks consider traffic.

Stay inside and away from the nut-jobs on the road. Good excuse for a relaxing day.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Hah! I never need an excuse to relax, especially since I got my (2.00 / 12)
library card.  Nothing like a book and a lap cat, which I no longer have.  I plan to sign up for fostering cats soon.  Life will be much better.

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

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I-70 is the pits ... literally. (2.00 / 11)
Major east west interstate and it has potholes that you could lose a small vehicle in. I do just about anything I can to avoid using it but was stuck on it last summer on my way home from a relative's house at the Lake of the Ozarks.

I talked to my folks in Kansas City yesterday afternoon and they said they got another 9 inches of snow.  

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


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Driving between Colorado Springs and Columbia is pretty much a (2.00 / 11)
cake walk for me until I get to KC.  The signage isn't always correct and more often than not I end up where I don't need to be.  The traffic from KC east can be nightmarish, in no small part because the roadbed is shot and has been for years.  The truck traffic just destroyed it but MO's transportation department  hasn't yet figured out what to do.  They simply can't close it down for repair because there is no alternate route.

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

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Exactly! I-70 is a major *national* highway and it needs to be completely rebuilt. (2.00 / 9)
I used to know the highways around Kansas City pretty well when I lived there and worked downtown. But they have changed a lot since then and the bypasses are somewhat confusing especially the south bypasses handling Kansas side traffic.

One of the problems with repairs is that in some places the interstate footprint is pretty narrow. The whole thing should be made 3 lanes both ways but there are some places where there is not enough width. That makes it very expensive.

I-35 from Iowa to Kansas City got a lot of work done using ARRA funds ... I wish they had had some shovel ready projects for I-70.

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


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I-80 is another major east-west route and the (2.00 / 10)
construction on that has been going on for years!!  The past 5 have been working on making it at least 3 lanes each way around Iowa City.  Not sure how much further east they're going to take it.... if they're not, then I think they're finally done with that part.  The two lane part is generally speaking - outside lane for commercial truckers and inside lane for 'little' cars.  Or at least that's the way it seems to me.

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Good morning, moosekind! (2.00 / 13)
Are child meese called "mooseketeers"? Or "moosekins"?

So glad to hear slksfca is recovering well!  Love and healing vibes to him, cross-country.

Sunshine and 41 F. here in Northern Virginia. "I can see clearly now the rain has gone."  And what I see is that a certain person needs to do some tidying up around here.

So glad for nchristine for getting the job!  Congratulations and many joys!

Is Switzerland trying to emulate the USA with gun murders?  Awful thought.

My dog talks.  This morning Monty Beagle sat by my side of the bed as Dearly Beloved and I were sitting up drinking our early morning tea. He wanted his breakfast and he wanted it right away. He grumped, growled, and harangued until I got out of bed and did his bidding. Why am I allowing someone who is 19 months old in human time rule my life?  


I vote for 'mooselets' (2.00 / 13)
Although both "mooseketeers" and "moosekins" have a great deal of charm, I've seen them used for all moose young or old.

Is Switzerland trying to emulate the USA with gun murders?

Evidence shows that incidents like mass shootings, murders, even suicides in major news stories do tend to result in upticks of the statistics of similar crimes/suicides. Not sure this is how I want us to be inspiring the rest of the world, but sadly we seem to be doing so.

Why am I allowing someone who is 19 months old in human time rule my life?

Because you are a softy. And woozles rule.  

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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57 and sunny with cedar pollen here on east TX (2.00 / 13)
Itchy eyes! That's my excuse for any typos today!  Looking forward to hosting the check-in diary tomorrow with dear occupant.  

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


-- Oscar Wilde


We look forward to it (2.00 / 12)
Last week's diary was great, and you are the host with the most!

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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it is colder here in Dallas than I am used to (2.00 / 10)
Dallas isn't that far from Austin, but in the winter, the weather can be completely different. I had on a short sleeved sweater when I left Austin, had to pull on my warm cardigan when I got here.

The power of the people is greater than the people in power - Bono

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good morning Purple People! (2.00 / 13)
Tom says Chicago weather is to be dominated by the chilly, backside circulation of the huge eastbound storm system for several more days. it's snowing now even as yesterday's snow is melting and it's one big sloppy mess.

here's hopin'
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woot for silky and nchristine!

have a great day everyone

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


Lucky you! (2.00 / 12)
Good morning, DO. Sorry 'bout your mess and the chill.

Spring is just over 3 weeks away

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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hanging out in Dallas (2.00 / 11)
Eating breakfast - I brought my smoothies with me (didn't want all that food in my fridge to go bad). I forgot to pack my glasses, so my doc is e-mailing me my prescription & I'll go to a 1-hour place. Was weird getting up & putting in the contacts almost immediately.

Today: gym & hospital, then maybe the gym again. My brother said even conscious last Sunday, Mom wasn't coherent. She had an infection but that must be gone, because when I touched her forehead, she seemed cool. I don't know if she was trying to wake up, but every few minutes, she'd seem to furrow her brow & move around. So today will be what it will be.

The power of the people is greater than the people in power - Bono


How frustrating about the glasses (2.00 / 10)
Keeping your Mom (and you) in our thoughts.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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oh, yes - happy healing vibes to slksfca! (2.00 / 10)
so glad the surgery went well

The power of the people is greater than the people in power - Bono

Hi Mooses (2.00 / 10)
Got spoiled with the warm temperatures and now seasonal weather is back for a bit.

Hope everyone has a good Wednesday.


Morning (2.00 / 9)
We have your warm temperatures...but only for today.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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14° on Pikes Peak with sunshine on the snow. (2.00 / 11)
It's gorgeous! My guy just finished plowing the drive and clearing the stairs, so I can get out and slide down the Peak to a massage. (I know. Being retired is hard.)

Hoping to hear more about/from Scott before I go. If I do, I'll stick the news under iriti's tip jar.

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


Please do! (2.00 / 11)
Tip Jars are a good place for breaking community news.

Thanks, Nurse Kelley. I hope you have a wonderful massage. Don't worry about us poor working folks with our noses to the grindstones, our ear to the ground and our shoulder to the wheel. And try typing all contorted up like that!!!

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


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36 in Denver with bright sun (2.00 / 10)
Headed for 54 Saturday and 58 Sunday. The birdies are twittering away.

Thrilled beyond measure that nchristine got the job she wants and that silky has joined the ranks of us bionic hipsters. Now for some brekkie...
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So you're a hipster? (2.00 / 10)
I did not know that!

What a cute...whatever it is.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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LOL, as Iriti says, (2.00 / 1)
...that's a cute, erm, whatever it is.

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

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Tacoma is the country's best-kept secret, weatherwise (2.00 / 11)
Currently 44, supposed to hit 50 today, light wind, no precip. Ssshhh, don't tell anyone -- we're not supposed to spread it around, or everyone will want to live here!

Sitting here trolling for quotes about social media to use for a class I give twice a month to seniors. So far I've got 2:

(from a Twitter user): "Twitter will make you love someone you never meet, Facebook will make you hate someone you've known your whole life."
(on a blog, speaking of rude or abusive online conduct): "I have no tolerance for that behavior in meatspace; those boundaries don't change for me online."

(I adapted that second one from, I think, dear occupant on his Sensei thread.)

If any Meese have punchy quotes on using SM, its role in today's society, pitfalls, etc., bring 'em on!



I love my country, but I think we should start seeing other people.


Love that pic, (2.00 / 10)
stolen. :~)

Been windy in Dandridge, TN, supposed to flurry tonight. Too exhausted to click weather.com so we will settle with thefuckingweather.com:

45f?!
IT'S FUCKING ...ALRIGHT



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

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I did not need this latest face-whack from the Fates (2.00 / 4)
I'm self-employed, and work has been erratic lately.

I've racked up huge vet bills for my horses and cats, and had to put down my elder horse a week ago.

And now, after weeks of growing difficulty in functioning, I've seen an orthopedist for persistent hip pain and got the verdict I was afraid I'd hear:

I need a total hip replacement.

Oh, it doesn't have to be right away; I can put it off till I just can't live with the discomfort and restrictions any more.  But, having looked at the x-ray and seen the wear-and-tear damage to the joint for myself, it's a matter of when, not if.

Crap.  I did not need to hear that.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


I am so sorry to hear this, janicket. :( (2.00 / 2)
There is never a good time to get crappy news but it seems like you have had more than your share of it lately.

slksfca has just had his hip replacement (as you probably figured out) and I am sure he will be able to commiserate over "putting it off until you can't live with the discomfort and restrictions". He has been trying to have this surgery scheduled for many months, possibly since I have "known" him.


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{{{janicket}}} (2.00 / 2)
I'm so sorry to hear this! It's outrageous that good people have to choose between pain and penury, while heartless idjits like so many politicians have gold-plated benefits.

I have nothing to offer but my hand and my shoulder. How I wish it were more.

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


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Thanks to you both (2.00 / 3)
I'll gladly take all the encouragement I can get.

And try to remember that I could be so much worse off, if a few twists of fate had gone otherwise in my life.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


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Hullo, Purps! (2.00 / 11)
 Overconfident heading into surgery. I mean that I survived (slendidly!) the physical challenges facing me, but the emotional challenges have been  a  whole other kettle of fish. "Shift"  is more than just the description of what is happening to the leadership of the Roman Religion.

Anyhoo, I have gained patience and wisdom throught my ordeal. And I HOPE that CBS and ABC have learned a thing or two about what they're selling to America's ladies.

[NOTE - I've left the previous paragraph exactly as originally typed even though I haven't a clue as to what I was carrying on about in the first place. As may easily be perceived, and the reason people tend to stare at me here, is that my typical standard (of LIFE itself as a specie of performance) has been amplified and corroborratted thank yew so much.

Love Your Purple Mountain Majesties, and I expect to have far less access to opiates aand stuff very soon, so enjoy while you can. My "appearance" in Hollywood will be strictly OTR, NTK, and all the rest.

Thanks for your many kindnesses!  

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


You seem to have stumbled into the wrong watering hole!! (2.00 / 11)
This one went dry ...

We are all in Friday's diary, dear Silks.


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


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ha...reading the above comment... (2.00 / 11)
I think we are lucky he even found MM...it looks like something I would write...what have they done to our silks..??

but mostly...I'm just glad to see his opium induced ramblings...we love yew silks..!!

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


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Hah! I washopingthis wd amuse you. (2.00 / 8)
Finally figured ouy this morning that I'd left this diary open in an overnite tab. Dunno why because instead of helping me feel all efficient and ORGANIZED, It only left me more confused, and feeling more of a bumblefool than before. Go figure!

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

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+2 for "bumblefool". (2.00 / 5)
New word alert.

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


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I really have no clew! (2.00 / 9)
Thanks for pointing the way, but I'm afraid all I'm up for now is a nap. :-/

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

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Pay no attention to Jan, Scott :) (2.00 / 9)
She goes back and reads comments in "old" diaries, too, but she doesn't attribute that habit to narcotics.

Enjoy your nap!

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


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ROFLMAO!! (2.00 / 5)
Yes, deadthreading again. Old habits die hard.


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


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