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Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:24 am

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our new Check-In Thread. :hello:
emma glitch wrote:Had a weird day today, Tommy. a younger stroke victim rode my Dial-a-ride and he seems to he quite taken with me, kept proposing marriage. Says he likes women in uniform, Well I don't exactly wear my uniform anymore but I have a couyple patches on my jacket. He doesn't have a chance though, we were taking him to church, Jehovah's Witness. :Ahhh: I thopught telling him how old I am would deter him, no it doesn't. :as:
Aw, that's sweet. But I hope you can successfully avoid him from now on. :D
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Madeliaette wrote:GM. um page 21 guys....if npoones sorted a new thread, i will start one later/tpmorrow.....
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Re: Check-In Thread #89 - The Thread of the Snake

Post by scottydog » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:33 pm

Made it home. Happy Monday, all :hello:

I got one hour of sleep during my all-night flight from SF to Atlanta. For one thing, my seat wouldn't recline. Grrr. Secondly, the guy sitting next to me not only took over the armrest, his arm protruded into my seat-space. This was an act of war. I decided not to say anything, so my response was to claim my space my placing my arm up against his -- which he didn't seem to mind. For 5 hours! I don't think I've ever been this intimate with another man :lol:

It was raining in Atlanta but the storm didn't appear to affect take-offs and landings. I wish I had a near death experience to share, but I don't. :shrug:

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Post by Lupine » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:16 pm

^Welcome home! :hello:

Good morning, all. :yawn:

Allergies kept me awake a good chunk of the night.
emma glitch wrote:Had a weird day today, Tommy. a younger stroke victim rode my Dial-a-ride and he seems to he quite taken with me, kept proposing marriage. Says he likes women in uniform, Well I don't exactly wear my uniform anymore but I have a couyple patches on my jacket. He doesn't have a chance though, we were taking him to church, Jehovah's Witness. :Ahhh: I thopught telling him how old I am would deter him, no it doesn't. :as:
Well at least you know you still have it. :D

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Post by jgc » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:56 pm

Hello :hello:

A strange night of sleep. Slept some, woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. got up, realized I was very tired and went back to bed. Slept 6 hours! :eek:

Rain and thunder right now, so not going out anywhere. And anyway, can't do any errands until the first of the month. Only a week away.

So instead I'll look for jobs. :thumbsup:
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Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:00 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

Monday done. Tuesday next. :blackeye:
scottydog wrote:I decided not to say anything, so my response was to claim my space my placing my arm up against his -- which he didn't seem to mind. For 5 hours! I don't think I've ever been this intimate with another man :lol:
You are now officially gender fluid. :gold1:
I wish I had a near death experience to share, but I don't. :shrug:
I much prefer far-death experiences. :lol:
Lupine wrote:Well at least you know you still have it. :D
Baby Boomers never lose it. :cooldude:
jgc wrote:So instead I'll look for jobs. :thumbsup:
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Post by emma glitch » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:18 am

RJDiogenes wrote:Good evening, everyone. :hello:

Monday done. Tuesday next. :blackeye:
scottydog wrote:I decided not to say anything, so my response was to claim my space my placing my arm up against his -- which he didn't seem to mind. For 5 hours! I don't think I've ever been this intimate with another man :lol:
You are now officially gender fluid. :gold1:
I wish I had a near death experience to share, but I don't. :shrug:
I much prefer far-death experiences. :lol:
Yeah! I'm still trying to get out of all the trouble my near death got me into: gotta get rid of the va fiduciary. already got rid of the idiot doctor who proclaimed me incompetent. no longer friendly with the nurse who "took care of me" by dumping me in yhe nursing home and, and suggested the fiduciary with a lot of lies about who they are and what they do.
Lupine wrote:Well at least you know you still have it. :D
Baby Boomers never lose it. :cooldude:
Yeah all the dancing we did in the sixties made keeping it part of having it.
jgc wrote:So instead I'll look for jobs. :thumbsup:
Good luck. :hug:
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Post by Madeliaette » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:12 am

GM.6 whole days to get rid of, sigh....bring on next monday!

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:33 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

Another long day lies ahead. I can't wait for my four-day weekend next week. :sleep:
emma glitch wrote:Yeah! I'm still trying to get out of all the trouble my near death got me into: gotta get rid of the va fiduciary.
As soon as that neurologist gives you the letter, that should take care of the fiduciary. :yes:
Madeliaette wrote:GM.6 whole days to get rid of, sigh....bring on next monday!
Okay, but let's stop for the weekend first. :lol:

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Post by Cayla » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:20 am

Good morning!

My mom sent a video to me, of the gender reveal my sister did with her four kids. They had to bite into a cupcake at the same time to see what color filling was in it. I couldn't see the color, but based on Addie's (a long high pitched scream) and Will's (NOOOOOOOO!!!!) reactions, I am guessing it is a girl. :lol:
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Post by scottydog » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:23 am

Happy Chewsday, all :hello:

It's the last week of classes!!! :fireworks:

I'm treating one of my classes to cupcakes today -- Peal's cupcakes are unlike any cupcake you've ever eaten. This will be fun :drool: :yum:

Hope y'all have a great day :yes:

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Post by Lupine » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:16 pm

Good morning, gang, :coffee2:

No major plans though a run into our local market seems to be in order.
Cayla wrote:My mom sent a video to me, of the gender reveal my sister did with her four kids. They had to bite into a cupcake at the same time to see what color filling was in it. I couldn't see the color, but based on Addie's (a long high pitched scream) and Will's (NOOOOOOOO!!!!) reactions, I am guessing it is a girl. :lol:
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scottydog wrote:I'm treating one of my classes to cupcakes today
Was there a cupcake holiday I was unaware of? :unsure:

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Post by jgc » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:08 pm

Good afternoon. :hello:

A little house work. And maybe making some cookies. That's what's happening in sort of sunny Florida. :lol:
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Post by scottydog » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:13 pm

Lupine wrote:
scottydog wrote:I'm treating one of my classes to cupcakes today
Was there a cupcake holiday I was unaware of? :unsure:
Ha! No, just a "last-day-of-class" celebration. :toast:
jgc wrote:And maybe making some cookies.
Are the cookies chocolate I hope? :loopy:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:18 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

Another day at the races....
Cayla wrote:I couldn't see the color, but based on Addie's (a long high pitched scream) and Will's (NOOOOOOOO!!!!) reactions, I am guessing it is a girl. :lol:
And in the age of video, he will never live that down. :lol:
scottydog wrote:I'm treating one of my classes to cupcakes today -- Peal's cupcakes are unlike any cupcake you've ever eaten. This will be fun :drool: :yum:
Whose gender is being revealed? :unsure:
Lupine wrote:Was there a cupcake holiday I was unaware of? :unsure:
Every day is Cupcake Day.
jgc wrote:And maybe making some cookies. That's what's happening in sort of sunny Florida. :lol:
And every day is Cookie Day. :yes:

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Post by scottydog » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:06 pm

RJDiogenes wrote: Whose gender is being revealed? :unsure:
Possibly mine, after that airline flight :lol:

I'm exhausted from teaching so much today. But that's my last long day of teaching until August. :dance:

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Cayla wrote:I couldn't see the color, but based on Addie's (a long high pitched scream) and Will's (NOOOOOOOO!!!!) reactions, I am guessing it is a girl. :lol:
Priceless! :lol:
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RJDiogenes wrote: Whose gender is being revealed? :unsure:
Possibly mine, after that airline flight :lol:
Something you left out? ;)

For some reason Monday night, I was barely able to make two posts. The board just wouldn't load easily. I figured Orph was messing with the place. ;)

Well, with the warmer temps, I've been working outside as well as in the house. But that is the boring news (yes, even as badly as I wanted the warmth), the exciting, at least to me, was finding a sketch that was done of my dad. It was something I never knew about (did, but have no memory of it), so for me, that was like finding gold. It is slightly damaged around the edges, but the art itself is perfect. I didn't recognize the artist's name, so I did a search. I got 3 hits, 1 was too young, 1 was on ancestry.com, so that was a dead end, and the third was on another pay site, maybe myheritage? I don't know, either way, that was a bust.
So today, I called my oldest brother to see if he remembered the sketch. He did! Yesss! I was so excited... for about two seconds. He remembers Dad posing and the guy sketching him, but he doesn't remember how Dad knew the guy or why he did the drawing, or anything about the guy. Nooo!

As soon as the light we ordered arrives, I am going to take some pictures of the sketch, then digitally clean it up and send copies to my brothers. The oldest is really excited about getting a copy. Then someday, though I have no clue if it can be done (it's paper), I'd like to get it repaired.

I also found my mother's diary from when she was 13 years old to 18. Not as exciting as finding the sketch, but still a good thing, though she didn't write about much: Went to the show. Went to Sunday school. Went to Girl Scout meeting. Went to the show. Walked with friends. Etc... Then, in true Mother fashion, there were some words that I couldn't make out, so she may have done something exciting. That was what I grew up doing, deciphering my mother's notes: Swap the living roos? Rake the trash? The older brother closest to my age and I would read the notes and just look at each other like: :wtf: :conf: :lol:

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Post by Madeliaette » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:05 am

GM.
Okay, but let's stop for the weekend first.
why? they are no fun for me any longer.
Swap the living roos? Rake the trash?
well...much as i would enjoy assuming roos to be kangaroos, as someone with messy shorthand style of writing - i predict these messages mean she swapped the funriture about in the living room and either took out the trash or raked it up after a seagull/bear/racoon/whatever got at it.... :D
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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:30 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

Today is trash day. I actually know what day it is this week. :thumbsup:
scottydog wrote:Possibly mine, after that airline flight :lol:
You can always learn something new about yourself. :lol:
Elara wrote:For some reason Monday night, I was barely able to make two posts. The board just wouldn't load easily. I figured Orph was messing with the place. ;)
It's actually huggle these days. She might have been doing a server backup. She said that would slow things down periodically.
Madeliaette wrote: why? they are no fun for me any longer.
On the other hand, they help keep me alive. :lol:

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Post by scottydog » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:07 am

Happy Wednesday, everyone :hello:

Today I'll try to get some writing done :writing: The highlight of the day is having lunch with a good friend.
Elara wrote:the exciting news, at least to me, was finding a sketch that was done of my dad. It was something I never knew about (did, but have no memory of it), so for me, that was like finding gold.
That whole story of the mystery-sketcher is interesting. Do you have many photos of your dad?

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Post by Cayla » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:48 am

Good morning!

Elara, that is quite the mystery you have about the sketch. What a cool find!

Another day of work. At least today will be a short day...8 hours.
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Post by Lupine » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:20 pm

Good morning, all. :coffee:

No special plans for today.
Elara wrote:But that is the boring news (yes, even as badly as I wanted the warmth), the exciting, at least to me, was finding a sketch that was done of my dad. It was something I never knew about (did, but have no memory of it), so for me, that was like finding gold. It is slightly damaged around the edges, but the art itself is perfect. I didn't recognize the artist's name, so I did a search. I got 3 hits, 1 was too young, 1 was on ancestry.com, so that was a dead end, and the third was on another pay site, maybe myheritage? I don't know, either way, that was a bust.
Maybe contact the person on Ancestry and see if they know anything about it?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:18 pm

Good evening, everybody. :hello:

Wednesday is done. Chaos has been held at bay for another day. :whip:

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Post by jgc » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:31 am

Good evening. :hello:

Scotty, sorry, but they are sugar and spice cookies again. I only have enough ingredients to make one kind, and those are the ones I've been wanting.

RJ, I'm glad chaos is being held at bay. Although, sometimes it feels like chaos reigns! :Ahhh:
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Post by scottydog » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:29 am

jgc wrote: Scotty, sorry, but they are sugar and spice cookies again. I only have enough ingredients to make one kind, and those are the ones I've been wanting.
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Post by Madeliaette » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:30 am

GM. restlessly staying in today - wanna get out - plumber coming ewither today or tom for new taps...... wanna walk, plot, garden, hike......gotta stay in. wriggle wriggle.

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