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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:10 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

Saturday has come, and with it breakfast at Mom's.
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We made it to Eagle Rock, Virginia. I didn’t bring my laptop but here I am posting on my phone — which is awkward and slow to say the least. :mellow:
Yeah, that's a real pain. Is Eagle Rock your destination or just a way station?
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though there is supposedly a hot spell coming up next week with maybe thunderstorms.
I love thunderstorms.
Always nice to gas bag with L!
Yeah, I wish you could do it more often. :yes:

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Post by scottydog » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:35 am

Happy Saturday all :hello:

We’re here in Eagle Rock, our final destination. There are waterfalls nearby, wineries, and antique stores that all need exploring.

There are also lots of The Wife’s family members here, including several small screaming children. Most alarmingly, these tiny creatures are putting a dent into my chocolate supply. :(
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Post by Cayla » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:35 am

Good morning!

Today is our City Wide Garage Sale. Mom and I are participating with my next door neighbor. Addison and her friend are going to have a lemonade stand.
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Post by Lupine » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:55 pm

Good morning, all. :coffee:

Planning on hitting the Koroneburg Ren Faire again today. Last weekend.
RJDiogenes wrote:
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Madeliaette wrote:
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though there is supposedly a hot spell coming up next week with maybe thunderstorms.
I love thunderstorms.
They are enjoyable most of the time.
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We’re here in Eagle Rock, our final destination. There are waterfalls nearby, wineries, and antique stores that all need exploring.
That sounds nice. We have a dearth of waterfalls out my way. I think I've seen two or three in my life.
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Today is our City Wide Garage Sale. Mom and I are participating with my next door neighbor. Addison and her friend are going to have a lemonade stand.
Sounds fun! :yes:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:18 pm

Good afternoon, everyone. :hello:

My Mother has a little back porch facing the woods and in the middle of the top glass panel in the door there appeared the perfect outline of a bird. Ouch. :lol: There was no body or anything, so we assume that Wile E Pigeon shook it off and went on his way. I tried to get a picture of it, but I'm not sure how it came out yet.
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We’re here in Eagle Rock, our final destination. There are waterfalls nearby, wineries, and antique stores that all need exploring.
That does sound like Heaven.
There are also lots of The Wife’s family members here, including several small screaming children. Most alarmingly, these tiny creatures are putting a dent into my chocolate supply. :(
On the other hand....
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Today is our City Wide Garage Sale. Mom and I are participating with my next door neighbor. Addison and her friend are going to have a lemonade stand.
Will you be buying or selling? Or just working?
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Planning on hitting the Koroneburg Ren Faire again today. Last weekend.
Have fun. Watch out for mutants. :hello:
That sounds nice. We have a dearth of waterfalls out my way. I think I've seen two or three in my life.
My favorites are the Flume and the Basin up in New Hampshire.

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Post by scottydog » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:55 am

Today was fun -- lots of hiking and antiquing. I found the original Walking Dead comic for sale for only $3.
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Today is our City Wide Garage Sale. Mom and I are participating with my next door neighbor. Addison and her friend are going to have a lemonade stand.
Addison is turning out to be quite the entrepreneur. What stuff are you selling at the garage sale?
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We have a dearth of waterfalls out my way. I think I've seen two or three in my life.
I guess you need water to have waterfalls :lol:
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My Mother has a little back porch facing the woods and in the middle of the top glass panel in the door there appeared the perfect outline of a bird. Ouch. :lol: There was no body or anything, so we assume that Wile E Pigeon shook it off and went on his way.
We have birds fly into our windows occasionally. But never enough to leave a bird outline! :eek:

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Post by Madeliaette » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:27 am

GM.
Yeah, I wish you could do it more often
me too - be nice to catch up every day...
We have birds fly into our windows occasionally. But never enough to leave a bird outline!
its usually the young ones that do that here - until they learn what glass is. sometimes a bird just bounces off and is shocked but fine right away - other times they stun themselves and stay still on the ground for a while to recover. its only dangerous if a predator catches them in that state, they break a beak, or brain damage kills them off - otherwise its just a nasty bump.
plot, garden, poly tunnel made up most of yesterday - i also pottered along to a local organic nursery that were giving a talk on growing herbs for an hour.
today - more plot/poly tunnel/garden i expect...unless L calls or something hits my head to be done.
do you get many people buying Cayla? i have done our village wide garage sale twice and sold less than £2 both times.

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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:29 am

Good morning, everybody. :hello:

Okay, today I'm taking my camera to Geek Squad for sure.
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Today was fun -- lots of hiking and antiquing. I found the original Walking Dead comic for sale for only $3.
Nice. Do you know what printing it is? Was it in an antique store or do they have an old comic book store there?
We have birds fly into our windows occasionally. But never enough to leave a bird outline! :eek:
This was like a Warner Brothers cartoon or something. I'll post a picture later today.
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sometimes a bird just bounces off and is shocked but fine right away - other times they stun themselves and stay still on the ground for a while to recover. its only dangerous if a predator catches them in that state, they break a beak, or brain damage kills them off - otherwise its just a nasty bump.
All evidence is that this guy just got up and flew away.

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Post by scottydog » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:20 am

Happy Sunday, all. :hello:

We'll hang out with family today and then make the 2.5 hr drive home.
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ts usually the young ones that do that here - until they learn what glass is. sometimes a bird just bounces off and is shocked but fine right away
It makes you wonder how evolution is changing animal behavior. I swear our squirrels have learned to scamper across the road faster than they used to. It's now in their genes to sense pavement as danger.
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Nice. Do you know what printing it is? Was it in an antique store or do they have an old comic book store there?
Alas, it's the 15th printing, so no value to it at all. It was an antique store that was really a combination antique-thrift store. This was the only comic book I saw in the book section, which had books ranging from a 1961 woodworking volume (which I bought for The Wife) to old printings of Huckleberry Finn.

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Post by Cayla » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:41 pm

Good morning! :yawn:

I had fun hanging out with my neighbor and my mom at the garage sale. I did not have a lot to sell. Just some glassware, garden items, and odds and ends. I made $18. My mom had a ton of candles and holders, small appliances, and garden flags. My neighbor worked for a KMart that went out of business. She purchased a lot of items at 70% of, plus and additional 20% employee discount. She had brand new items to sell. Both of them did really well.

Afterwards, we went to Lisa's daughter's 5th birthday party at the foster parents home. The foster parents told me that we are welcome to see the kids anytime we want. No invitation necessary. :) I'm still hoping the foster parents will be able to adopt those two girls.

My plans for today are to do 2 loads of laundry, and if I feel up to it, go strawberry picking and make jelly.
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Post by Lupine » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:46 pm

Good morning, all. :yawn:

Good day at the faire yesterday. Weather was pleasant. And when I got home I found that at least one of the new batch of roadrunner eggs had hatched.
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Have fun. Watch out for mutants. :hello:
I was wondering why the bald guy in the wheelchair was there.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:55 pm
We have a dearth of waterfalls out my way. I think I've seen two or three in my life.
I guess you need water to have waterfalls :lol:
That does tend to help. :lol:
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My Mother has a little back porch facing the woods and in the middle of the top glass panel in the door there appeared the perfect outline of a bird. Ouch. :lol: There was no body or anything, so we assume that Wile E Pigeon shook it off and went on his way.
We have birds fly into our windows occasionally. But never enough to leave a bird outline! :eek:
Luckily we've never had a bird hit our windows. We did run over a swarm of bees on the way home though.
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Okay, today I'm taking my camera to Geek Squad for sure.
Hope they can fix it.
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ts usually the young ones that do that here - until they learn what glass is. sometimes a bird just bounces off and is shocked but fine right away
It makes you wonder how evolution is changing animal behavior. I swear our squirrels have learned to scamper across the road faster than they used to. It's now in their genes to sense pavement as danger.
Well, some birds can open doors.

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Post by scottydog » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:07 pm

Lupine wrote:
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Well, some birds can open doors.
WOW! That's amazing what conditioning can do. :dog: :bell:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:50 pm

Well, I did actually haul my butt down to Geek Squad and it turns out they work by appointment-- so I'm scheduled to go back next Sunday. No way I could get there during the week.

I also heard from Gary. He's all settled, but has no Internet yet. Here's his message:
Gary wrote:Just in case the folks at Renaissance are curious about my absence, feel free to let them know all is well. I moved back last weekend and am completely at peace with a greater appreciation for the house in the country. I am settled, for the most part, while I prepare the house in the city for selling.

I'm holding off getting Internet service because the other electric company in the State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Electric Co-op (OEC) is building its infrastructure of fiber Internet. Last year, the co-op built rings around many areas of the OKC metro, one of which includes the area where I live. Crews have been running fiber down the main road since May, so I feel it will be very soon when service will be available.
So all is well and we'll be hearing from him before too long.
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It makes you wonder how evolution is changing animal behavior. I swear our squirrels have learned to scamper across the road faster than they used to. It's now in their genes to sense pavement as danger.
It is possible to observe evolution in action in shorter-lived species. Like the butterfly that changed its coloration when its environment became more urbanized.
Alas, it's the 15th printing, so no value to it at all. It was an antique store that was really a combination antique-thrift store. This was the only comic book I saw in the book section, which had books ranging from a 1961 woodworking volume (which I bought for The Wife) to old printings of Huckleberry Finn.
That sounds like a great area to retire. Are you sure you want to go to Florida?
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Afterwards, we went to Lisa's daughter's 5th birthday party at the foster parents home. The foster parents told me that we are welcome to see the kids anytime we want. No invitation necessary. :) I'm still hoping the foster parents will be able to adopt those two girls.
Yeah, it sounds like they are nice people and will be good for the kid.
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Good day at the faire yesterday. Weather was pleasant. And when I got home I found that at least one of the new batch of roadrunner eggs had hatched.
A new baby Roadrunner! Cool. :D
Luckily we've never had a bird hit our windows. We did run over a swarm of bees on the way home though.
Aha! The cause of Colony Collapse Disorder has been identified! :warn:
Well, some birds can open doors.
That's fantastic! He figured out the sensor. :thumbsup: Some of the animal intelligence research involving birds is really fascinating. Linguistic abilities, math abilities, self recognition, and culture have all been observed. And here we have problem solving.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:34 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

Another weekend comes to an end, and I actually got a couple of things accomplished....

Oh, and I also posted a picture of the bird impact at my Mother's house in the picture thread.

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RJDiogenes wrote:
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Oh, and I also posted a picture of the bird impact at my Mother's house in the picture thread.
That's truly amazing, and almost eerie. I take that back -- it's entirely eerie. It's like The Shroud of Turin :cross:

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It does look like a bird ghost, doesn't it? :lol:
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Cayla wrote:
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The foster parents told me that we are welcome to see the kids anytime we want. No invitation necessary. :) I'm still hoping the foster parents will be able to adopt those two girls.
That would be so wonderful. I'm rooting for this to happen. When can this happen?
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I found that at least one of the new batch of roadrunner eggs had hatched.
That's great news. How many unhatched eggs are left?
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It does look like a bird ghost, doesn't it? :lol:
Indeed. Or it is SuperBird, a new indestructible superhero. I assume your mom wasn't home when it happened. It had to have been very loud.

Let's hope it is SuperBird and not some bird in a full body cast at Bird Memorial Hospital.

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Post by Madeliaette » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:28 am

GM. why shouldnt birds have minds? they ARE sentient beings....maybe some of us weill be reborn as birds....
yesterday i plotted, polt tunnelled, baked, and bumped into L for a natter.
today - coffee with L....

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Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:17 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

Time to go back to work....
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I assume your mom wasn't home when it happened. It had to have been very loud.
No, she didn't know anything about it till she saw it. Not sure about Chloe. :lol:
Let's hope it is SuperBird and not some bird in a full body cast at Bird Memorial Hospital.
There was no evidence of any injury, not even any feathers, so hopefully it just flew off.
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why shouldnt birds have minds? they ARE sentient beings....
It would certainly seem that way.

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Post by scottydog » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:52 am

Happy Monday, everyone :hello:

Today I'm giving a workshop at Christ Unity Church. I do this about once or twice a year -- it's a workshop designed to help people form healthier relationships at home and at work. The important thing is I get a free lunch and there's usually brownies and cookies :yum:
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why shouldnt birds have minds? they ARE sentient beings....maybe some of us weill be reborn as birds....
If I could possibly be reborn as a bird, I am officially taking this moment to remind my bird-self not to fly into windows. If memories from one life can seep into the next life, why not this memory?

Hope y'all have a groovy day :cooldude:

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Post by Lupine » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:49 pm

Good morning, crew. :yawn:

Miscellaneous items to accomplish today.
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I found that at least one of the new batch of roadrunner eggs had hatched.
That's great news. How many unhatched eggs are left?
They only laid 4 eggs this time and yesterday a second one hatched. I haven't been able to see into the nest yet today.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:41 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

These weird shift changes are even confusing the schedulers at Blue Cross. :lol:
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If I could possibly be reborn as a bird, I am officially taking this moment to remind my bird-self not to fly into windows. If memories from one life can seep into the next life, why not this memory?
If reincarnation exists, it may not be bound by the arrow of time. It may be possible to be reincarnated into the past. That bird may have been you.
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They only laid 4 eggs this time and yesterday a second one hatched. I haven't been able to see into the nest yet today.
You need a Roadrunner cam. :D

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RJDiogenes wrote:
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If reincarnation exists, it may not be bound by the arrow of time. It may be possible to be reincarnated into the past. That bird may have been you.
Only one way to find out. Test for chocolate stains on the glass. :unsure:
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These weird shift changes are even confusing the schedulers at Blue Cross. :lol:
Temporal anomalies are always resolved on Star Trek. Have them watch some time-travel episodes.

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Only one way to find out. Test for chocolate stains on the glass. :unsure:
Looked more like vanilla. Could have been white chocolate, I suppose.
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Post by Madeliaette » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:21 am

GM. cleaning job, plot trot, cleaninf job on todays agdnea. yesterday L&I took garden garbage to the dump before coffeeing, picking up her daughter and fetching petrol.

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