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

Post by jgc » Wed May 30, 2018 5:05 pm

Good afternoon. :hello:

Today would have been a perfect day to sleep ... all day. It's cloudy and rainy and just makes me tired. The cat, too.

If I can get up the energy I might do a little housework. Not my favorite thing, but better than taking a walk in the humidity and rain.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed May 30, 2018 9:01 pm

Good evening, everybody. :hello:

That was a fairly inoffensive day. :lol:
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My daughter's band is touring the UK and Europe right now -- they did a show in Brighton last week. Now she's in Brussels. :cooldude:
Woohoo! :cooldude: Is she taping her shows or posting highlights online or anything?
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It's back to work for me. I'm bracing myself for a rough one. I'm on my own, and no one has been at the office since Thursday. I'm sure the answering machine is full, and there is a ton of mail to sort, and a ton of checks to process. I'll probably be bombarded with phone calls, too.
Ugh. That's the downside of a long weekend.
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Part of it. Synopsis's are a pain the in the butt. It's like re-writing your book, cutting 90% out and still make it sound interesting.
"...and then a bunch of really cool stuff happens that you'll really like when you read about it, following which an interesting event occurs...."
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If I can get up the energy I might do a little housework. Not my favorite thing, but better than taking a walk in the humidity and rain.
Can you get one of those boats with a big fan in the back and zip around the Everglades looking for ancient ruins and living dinosaurs, or something?

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

Post by scottydog » Wed May 30, 2018 10:39 pm

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Woohoo! :cooldude: Is she taping her shows or posting highlights online or anything?
She did a live-stream on Facebook of one of their performances in England. That was probably 5 days ago. I'll ask her if there's a way to see a video of one of their live Euro shows.

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Post by scottydog » Wed May 30, 2018 10:40 pm

Lupine wrote:
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Synopsis's are a pain the in the butt. It's like re-writing your book, cutting 90% out and still make it sound interesting.
Sounds like mission: impossible. Cue dramatic music. :sing:
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Woohoo! :cooldude: Is she taping her shows or posting highlights online or anything?
She did a live-stream on Facebook of one of their performances in England. That was probably 5 days ago. I'll ask her if there's a way to see a video of one of their live Euro shows.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu May 31, 2018 12:34 am

^^ Okay, okay. I'd love to see it, I'd love to see it. :D

Lupy, did you mention that you live near Victorville? It was mentioned in today's Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Apparently a hundred houses were swarmed by tumbleweeds last month. I'm not sure if I should believe it or not. :mellow:
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Post by jgc » Thu May 31, 2018 3:26 am

RJDiogenes wrote:
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Can you get one of those boats with a big fan in the back and zip around the Everglades looking for ancient ruins and living dinosaurs, or something?

Now that's a good idea! If I can get going fast enough, I won't care about the humidity! :lol:
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Post by Madeliaette » Thu May 31, 2018 5:38 am

GM. didnt do much yesterday just 'thids n that'ing about and reading the second library book i got out the prvious day - oops - thats 2 books in less than 48 hours! ahead today chores/library trip/2 hr cleaning job.

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Post by huggle » Thu May 31, 2018 8:13 am

Good morning! LOL I almost said good afternoon - it's so warm already.
Today is a public holiday in Bavaria and I'll take the opportunity to tidy up my flat - very urgently needed, indeed. I already weeded my flowerpots, bound up the tomatos and refilled the bird bath while it was still cool and now the living room is due - including 2 baskets full of laundry to iron. Not really on eof my favourite tasks but I'll reward myself with a good brunch: pork chop with homemade herb butter(into which some of the weeds will go), baby potatos and asparagus.
And there's still a slice of my homemade strawberry ice cream in the freezer ... :drool:
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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu May 31, 2018 8:35 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

Today should be another easy Thursday. I wish it was Friday, though.
jgc wrote:
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Now that's a good idea! If I can get going fast enough, I won't care about the humidity! :lol:
Don't forget to take pictures. :D
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Good morning! LOL I almost said good afternoon - it's so warm already.
Maybe you can go get some samples from an icy mountain stream or something. :yes:

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Post by huggle » Thu May 31, 2018 9:06 am

good idea :) Today is a public holiday in Bavaria so I'll stay in, tidy up and enjoy the comparative coolness of my flat. Tomorrow and presumably 1-2 days longer I must sort out my Cinderella sample ;) But on Wednesday I'm scheduled to check on some 30 mountain springs. A colleague discovered that the permission for using them as drinking water source had expired in 2009. And there I always thought I was late :D
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Post by Cayla » Thu May 31, 2018 9:37 am

Good morning!

Yesterday was not bad at all. It was scary how smooth things at work went. I work today from 6:45am-1:15pm.
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Post by scottydog » Thu May 31, 2018 11:17 am

^^ I'm glad it went well. I know you weren't happy about the prospects for the day.

Happy Thursday, all. :hello:

Today I'm going to dream about eating huggle's strawberry ice cream. Tonight we leave for Virginia Beach for the weekend. Of course, rain is predicted the entire weekend :lol:

Hope y'all have a great day :yes:

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Post by Lupine » Thu May 31, 2018 3:19 pm

Good morning, all. :yawn:

Trash pickup will likely be the most exciting thing to happen today.
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Lupy, did you mention that you live near Victorville? It was mentioned in today's Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Apparently a hundred houses were swarmed by tumbleweeds last month. I'm not sure if I should believe it or not. :mellow:
Yeah that's fairly common in the desert- at least in some areas. Tumbleweeds aren't native and they require disturbed soil to grow (so luckily not too many out my way).
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Post by jgc » Thu May 31, 2018 5:04 pm

Good afternoon. :hello:

Don't know what today will turn out like. Need to do a few things around here. I would like to go to the store, but, you know, being the end of the month and all.....

I hope everyone has a good day.
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Post by Madeliaette » Thu May 31, 2018 5:40 pm

unexpected trip out with L - grin. i was just feeding the birds, when she rang - and we were off for coffee/see the carpet of flowers, and pop into a couple stores in Arundel.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu May 31, 2018 8:59 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

That was an easy breezy Thursday. Now we just have to survive Friday.
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A colleague discovered that the permission for using them as drinking water source had expired in 2009. And there I always thought I was late :D
You better check their liquor license, too. :unsure:
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Tonight we leave for Virginia Beach for the weekend. Of course, rain is predicted the entire weekend :lol:
Er... returning to the old spawning ground? :unsure:
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Yeah that's fairly common in the desert- at least in some areas. Tumbleweeds aren't native and they require disturbed soil to grow (so luckily not too many out my way).
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way ... ornia-city
Yeah, that's exactly the incident from Ripley's. That's fascinating. And I didn't realize that tumbleweeds were such recent Russian invaders. They're such a cliche of the Old West.
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Don't know what today will turn out like.
I hope it turned out good, and less humid. :yes:
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unexpected trip out with L - grin. i was just feeding the birds, when she rang - and we were off for coffee/see the carpet of flowers, and pop into a couple stores in Arundel.
That's nice. Thursdays can be as good as Mondays. :D

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Post by scottydog » Thu May 31, 2018 11:15 pm

We're heading to the beach tonight. It's about a 2-hr drive. The weather is expected to be less than stellar, but it will still be nice to get away.

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Post by Madeliaette » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:14 am

GM. off out on an all dy bus pass in an hour or two - just need to decide where to head from littlehampton - two destinations in mind....hmmm...

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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:21 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

It's Friday at last. In just about twelve hours, it will be time to kick back. :yes:

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Post by Cayla » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:36 am

Well that was a short week! :lol:

Good morning!

I'm not sure what I will do today. Funds are low until my tenant pays her rent. That will not be until this evening. If the weather is good, I will work in the yard, and hang out outdoors. If not, I will work on genealogy/clean the house.
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Post by scottydog » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:56 pm

Happy Friday, all :hello:

We hit some traffic driving down to the beach last night -- darn road construction! :mad:

But it's a nice day so far. The Wife and I will go on a long bike ride thru neighborhoods and thru this huge park near the beach. Hope y'all have a groovy day :yes:

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Post by Lupine » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:19 pm

Good morning, all. :coffee:

Just odds'n ends today, though I do have to contact a publisher to find out what's up with their computer.

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Post by Madeliaette » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:30 pm

decided to go to mChichester to explore the canal trail - there being a pathway for walking alongside the old canals... i hadnt realized it was more of a nature spot these days, so was pleasantly surprised - saw all sorts including a heron just the other side of the canal, darting swallows dipping to catch flies, and a family of squirrels - i hsave never HEARD a squirrel sound before - but these were talking! i came home with three books after 2 coffees and lunch out.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:15 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

I got stuck a little late at work, but finally escaped....
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Well that was a short week! :lol:
Today felt like a week all by itself. :coma:
Funds are low until my tenant pays her rent.
Oh, right, the rent is due. No wonder I have money in the bank. :lol:
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We hit some traffic driving down to the beach last night -- darn road construction! :mad:
I hear that Uber is finally working on some flying cars. Or is it Google? I'm not sure.
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though I do have to contact a publisher to find out what's up with their computer.
There's a bug that prevents it from recognizing great books. :no:
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decided to go to mChichester to explore the canal trail - there being a pathway for walking alongside the old canals...
That sounds cool.
i hsave never HEARD a squirrel sound before - but these were talking!
Yeah, they make a kind of chittering sound-- especially when they're mad, which is a good time to step back. :lol:

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RJDiogenes wrote:
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I hear that Uber is finally working on some flying cars. Or is it Google? I'm not sure.
If these flying cars are "smart" and thus can avoid mid-air collisions, that would be simply awesome.

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