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John25

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2007 7:55:16 AM

org_elizard, from the Greensboro, has become a regular and almost achieved 500,000.

I think it's about time to give org_elizard a place to say hello to all GBs!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 7:53:51 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625 and Farful!

Claudie, Now, now. I know you don't mean that!

TUrtLE, That Barbie is, well ........... so plastic!
Did the blondes know to come out of the rain?

Farful, Wow; Muds is older than dirt!
Are you thinking about apartment?

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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:20:44 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, You are correct! I am ol*er than Mud.
 
Senior Voice meeting was interesting yesterday. We had coffee and sweet rolls beforehand. The speakers all did a good job talking about health, organizing and exercise. A cappella singer, Bill, entertained us with several ol*er popular songs. We toured the school building which has been converted to senior apartments for elderly.
 
HHD!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 8:02:00 AM

Good Morning org,
How about this one?

Unlocking your car:

Two blondes were recently observed in a parking lot trying to unlock the door of their Mercedes with a coat hanger. Here is their dialogue:

Blonde One: I can't seem to get this door unlocked!

Blonde Two: Well, you'd better hurry up and try harder! it's starting to rain, and the top is down!

HHD!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 7:41:53 AM

Good morning, org,

The only time I MIGHT like the Panthers is when they're playing the Saints and are winning!

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 6:08:12 AM



On this date, in 1908, Lt. Thomas Selfridge, a passenger in a plane piloted by Orville Wright, became the first airplane fatality when the craft crashed.

Happy Hard Drive, MidnightSun!
Kind of an easy going, sm00th day!
Make it a fabulous day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 1:31:58 AM

Good morning org!

Mellow and smooth sounds like a description for whiskey, as in Old #7. Finally a day of sun in this area.

Woke up to light rain falling at 1 AM yesterday morning. It rained for two hours, it stopped for a few hours and began again, more moderately this time. Completed my rounds, then took a 90 min nap. The sky was still dark.

Woke up to rain and played StarCraft: Brood War. Had one of the best battles ever. The Protoss and terran fighting side by side against me w/my Zerg army. Very hard work, yet very entertaining.

Drove to the PO after the rain stopped late morning. Then went to Shaw's for some boneless, skinless, chicken breasts on sale for $1.99 a lb. Lucked out seeing 2 pkgs of 80/20% ground lamb for $1.99 a lb.

Returned home for a low carb lamb burger lunch and saw a fabulous epi of Law & Order: SVU. While investigating a baby's infected w/Aids, the unit uncovers a doctor who claims Aids is not real. That it is a gov't and pharmaceutical conspiracy.

Did see the sun for 10 minutes. Just was not time to enjoy it. Did go out and add some compost to one clump of echinacea to stand it upright. Picked 6 more tomatoes. Storing them in the fridge to make salsa. Will need to be fairly soon.

Civil twilight is 5:58 AM EDT. Night is 7:22 PM.

Sunrise: 6:27 AM. Set: 6:53 PM.

Length of day: 12h 25m. Length of visible light: 13h 23m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 43° (6°C), the high is to be 65° (18°C). The sun returns.

Have a fabulous day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 8:38:23 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625 and Farful!

Claudie, Come on now; you know you like the Panthers!
Tomorrow will be a change for us; High of 70° and low tomorrow night of 59°, much more better!

TUrtLE, 'welcome.
Blonde, sheeech!

Farful, You mean you not 40?

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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 1:11:03 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard!
 
Thank you for birfday wishes! Girls at TGIFridays said that I could be 40 again. Wasn't that nice! They sang to me and no one complained when they said I was 40.
 
Have a terrific Tuesday!

[Edited by: Farful at 9/16/2014 1:11:30 PM EST]
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 7:56:36 AM

Good Morning org,
Thanks. :-)

Slot machine winner:

A dumb blonde was standing in front of a soda machine outside of a local store. After putting in sixty cents, a root beer pops out of the machine. She set it on the ground, puts sixty more cents into the machine, and pushes another button; suddenly, a coke comes out the machine!

She continued to do this until a man waiting to use the machine became impatient. "Excuse me, can I get my soda and then you can go back to whatever stupid thing you are doing?"

The blonde turns around and says, "Yeah right! I'm not giving up this machine while I'm still winning!"

Have a Totally Terrific Tuesday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 7:44:08 AM

Good morning, org,

Yeah, yeah, a Panthers win. Me happy? NOT!

Cooler temps and lower dew points finally headed our way; certainly looking forward to that!

I forgot all about it, but the pollen count is again an issue, though, the numbers are nowhere near as high as they are in the Springtime. The count today is about 350 and the major contributor is ragweed. Yuck!

It's Tuesday, so I'll be taking mom to the store. I might have one stop on the way home; I'll just have to see on the time.

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 6:08:44 AM



On this date, in 1940, the United States first adopted peacetime conscription when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act into law.

Welcome to Tuesday, MidnightSun!
Nice, mellow and sm000th!
We are receiving more Sun that ever, since the trees were cut down for the sewer line!
Make it a wonderful day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 1:34:25 AM

Good morning org!

Using the handy el kitchen chair for a chamois rack. Works well. No need to fix it.

Dew point is 43°. Nice and mellow.

Temp was down to 36° (2°C) yesterday morning. It did not warm up to 50° (10°C) until 11 AM. Watered the tomatoes and picked 5 of them. Nice, juicy, and firm ones, thanks to the crushed egg shells amended to the soil in May.

Wind was from the north and had a chill to it. The sun sun felt fabulous. The shade did not. Performed further garden maintenance and picked 1/4 cup of blueberries.

Many of the daylilies are browning with the exception of the one transplanted in early May, named radiant greeting. They bloom orange-yellow with a wide red halo and slightly ruffled petals. No longer w/blooms this year, just lush green growth for next spring to flower.

Mowed 25% of the lawn around the highbush bb's. Have the lawn behind the house remaining. The sun is low in the horizon, the lawn is now almost entirely in the shade. In just weeks the sun will never be seen above treeline until April arrives.

Saw an episode of Law & Order: SVU and then one from CSI: Miami. Made some fried rice w/red and orange peppers, onions, mushrooms, julienne carrots and broccoli. Felt the need of a change of veggies w/ribs and chicken cutlets.

Civil twilight is 5:57 AM EDT. Night is 7:24 PM.

Sunrise: 6:26 AM. Set: 6:55 PM.

Length of day: 12h 28m. Length of visible light: 13h 27m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 46° (8°C), the high is to be 60° (15°C). There is a 70% chance of rain. It is raining lightly.

Have a wonderful day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 7:24:34 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625 and Claudie!

TUrtLE, Wow, that graphic was .......................well........... amazing!
I will keep an eye out for 'rethreads'!

Claudie, Bad day for Falcons, but g00d day for Panthers!
Overcast here, but no rain!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:36:50 AM

Good morning, org,

Wow! Cool! It rained nice and slow overnight, though, I don't remember that being said in the forecast; don't really know when it started, but the rain gauge has almost a ½-inch in it. :)

Not a good day yesterday for the Falcons; they lost 24-10. Hope they do better when they play Thursday night in the Georgia Dome.

No errands for me today. :) I do have a few things to take care of at home, though, including some phone calls. Probably a good thing, too, since it looks like it could be another cloudy (maybe drizzly day). We'll see as the day goes on.

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:19:35 AM

Good Morning org,

It's time to resume blonde jokes.
We'll begin today with a graphic that was shared with me by GB niaw. Thanks niaw.

I have kept a list of those I've used in the past, but for some reason they don't match up with those on the blonde joke web site I have saved. What I'm saying is, if you see repeats please bear with me. I'll do my best.

Have a Most Marvelous Monday!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 6:17:34 AM



On this date, in 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs changed its name to the Department of State.

Welcome to this day, Claudie, Farful, Silverhand and MidnightSun!

Claudie, Planning ahead counts!
Sorry about the Falcons yesterday, but you be happy about the Panther's win!

Farful, Thanks for the pre-Birfday visit! Happy Birfday!

Silverhand, Appreciate the Sunday Funnies and new to b00t!

MidnightSun, Your dew point numbers did seem wracked!
Is the chair for drying the chamois in the back of the house or can it be any where in the house? ;^)
Make it a pleasant day!


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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 2:09:15 AM

Good morning org!

The colors are beginning in the mtns. No snow in the valleys. So far. Usually after T-Day.

The wunderground.com forecast for yesterday was partly cloudy and 56° (13.3°C). The actual weather was absolutely no sun, 46° (7.7°C), and dampness to the bone.

The charts revealed zero rainfall, yet there were beads of water on the car and puddles on the plastic water trough beneath the wiper blades. A check of yesterday's dew point of read a low of -99.9°F and a high of 200.0°F. Crazy numbers.

Rinsed off the gravel stains that splattered from the rain bouncing up from the driveway. Then used a 24" x 16" chamois sheep leather skin to dry the cars spot free. Love a chamois over anything else.

The secret to using a real chamois skin is to soak and rinse it in a tub of water that has only 1 drop of liquid soap. Then it is dried on the back of a chair in the house.

This manner keeps it clean and nicely ready for future use. Mine is at least 15 years old. It makes the finish shiny and spot free.

It is now hunting season for bear and waterfowl. It began Sept 1. Deer, turkey, and small game begins on Sept 15. Hunting season ends Dec 15. Pheasant until Dec 31.

Small game and furbearers until March of 2015. Hearing lots of gunshots in the distance. May blow my whistle to save the game in my area. Have done this for years.

Watered the tomatoes and checked the strawberries. None. Picked a half cup of bb's. Returnedto the house and cooked 2 split chicken breasts cut into 4 ½" thin halves making cutlets in evoo.

Then the fat was trimmed from 3.5 lbs of southern ribs ($1.99 a lb for each), deboned, and placed in the crock pot w/2 oz of water, carrots, potatoes, and greens beans. That will be cooked for 3-3.5 hours.

Enjoyed an episode of Law and Order: SVU that had Robin Williams masquerading as a police officer. Playing science engineer Merritt Rock, he dupes people into committing crimes and then turns his subsequent trial into a media circus. One of the best epi's yet.

Watched the afternoon ballgame alomng with football on the internet. Looks like fall weather and its chilly temps have arrived and may stay until winter takes its command. There was a most beautiful aurora borealis Saturday night, along w/the sunset, and a colorful undercast. It can be seen on the Mt Washington Obs camera. (3m 3s)

Civil twilight is 5:55 AM EDT. Night is 7:26 PM.

Sunrise: 6:25 AM. Set: 6:56 PM.

Length of day: 12h 31m. Length of visible light: 13h 30m. Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The temp is 40° (4°C), the high is to be 62° (17°C), with partly sunny skies in the forecast.

Have a pleasant day!

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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 11:28:27 PM

Hello, org!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
Grand Avenue
Real Life Adventures
Rhymes With Orange
FoxTrot
Bizarro

Have a great week!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 11:26:27 PM

Good night org_elizard and All!
 
Welcome to an early Monday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 8:20:20 AM

Good morning, org,

It sure was a good thing I had that um-ber-ella at Emma's game yesterday. It worked really good against the sun for almost the whole game. And then a great big black cloud came over us (with about 5 minutes left in the game), and it started to rain! Rained pretty hard for the rest of the game, but the game went on (no stormin', just rain).

I got home and was glad to see it had rained some there, too. Since then (about 2), it rained and stormed off and on, at times pretty hard. I checked the rain gauge when it stopped...we got 6-tenths-of-an-inch. Good. :)

BTW, the team Emma was cheering for, lost 7-6. They just couldn't get that extra point. :(

No going out on errands or such for me today; will be staying home, finishing up weekend 'stuff' and then watching the Falcons' game on TV at 1 PM ET (they are playing in Cincinnati). Hoping for another win. <crosses fingers>

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 7:32:27 AM



On this date, in 1901, President McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him.

Welcome to Sunday, theco2, MidnightSun, Lighting10K and TUrtLE1625!

theco2, G00d news for both of us!

MidnightSun, C00l start to the day at 62°.
That is some c0ld temperature!
Yeah for leaf color!
Make it a splendid day!

Lighting10K, A very important day. Let's her you sing it!

TUrtLE1625, Thanks for the early morning visit leaving today's Sunday movie!

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 7:09:29 AM

Good Morning Org,

Your Sunday Movie is entitled, After Midnight. This video was made by Steve Politte from a Power Point Presentation by Chee Chee Martin.

The song is also entitled, "After Midnight" by Kim Waters.

You will note that the length is almost 5 minutes, but there is NO text except the one frame after the credits.
You can watch as much or as little as you have time for.

May you be blessed today!
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 5:55:14 AM

Good Morning Org elizard!!

To is a very important day!!

This September 14th will mark the 200 year bicentennial of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
as he watched the American flag rise over Ft. McHenry on the morning of September 14, 1814 after more than 24 hours
of relentless bombardment by the British.

This band sings a version that will knock your socks off ... a Navy vet sings the lead.

Enjoy your Sunday while having fun in Life...........

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 1:57:22 AM

Good morning org!

Nice of the bank to call. Cold enough to have the furnace on each night

Finished the incredible "12 Years a Slave," a true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted via a ruse that he has a violin gig in NY, drugged, and sold into slavery.

Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.

In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. If one has no idea of what a slave went thru before the Civil War, this story must be seen. A movie everyone should see, experience, and learn. 5 of 5 stars.

"12 Years a Slave" is free at this site. A clean site w/o malware, phishing, or fraud. Some AV's give false positives. Have been using this site for 6 months.

wikipedia
ScamAdviser
Webutation
gives the putlocker.is movie site a 100% safe rating, as do scores of others that review sites.

One raw, damp to the bone day yesterday w/the temp at 41° (5°C) at 9 AM. Changed into jeans and a thick winter long sleeve shirt before heading out at 9:30 AM. Visited the Recycling Center to dispose of my items to avoid them collecting

Drove to Whitefield, to visit my pal the meat mgr, bought nothing, stopped at that town's library to order ‘The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice,’ from the NH State Library.

The high temp was 52° with a nice steady light rain arriving in the afternoon. Saw lots of hues of autumn color on the trees during my drives. Temps will see the low 40's and mid 30's (11° to 3°C) for a week. That'll boost the leaf intensity up a notch, as will the rain.

Civil twilight is 5:54 AM EDT. Night is 7:28 PM.

Sunrise: 6:24 AM. Set: 6:56 PM.

Length of day: 12h 34m. Length of visible light: 13h 33m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 47° (8°C), the high is to be 56° (13°C), with partly sunny skies in the forecast.

Have a splendid day!

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theco2
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 1:33:02 AM

It's been going well for me, as well.
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 8:18:48 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TCOROLLA!

Claudie, Rain 85% chance of rain was called for with flash fl00d watch posted; the mist stopped stopped before 12 today!

TCOROLLA, Weather people do not always get the forecast correct!
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 12:01:45 PM

Greetings org_elizard.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 8:07:55 AM

Good morning, org,

I'll be going to Emma's noontime game today (it's in town again); wasn't sure if that was going to happen, though, b/c the weather forecast was for rain (not a drop has fallen yet). It doesn't look like that'll happen either, since I see the sun coming up. Hope it's not as hot and steamy as last Saturday's game. Taking the umbrellas again, too; whether to use them against the sun or the rain is the question.

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 7:32:26 AM



On this date, in 1943, Chiang Kai-Shek became president of China.

Welcome to Saturday, MidnightSun and theco2 !

MidnightSun,
A bank calling about a compromised CC, now that's a change!
Very brisk day yesterday!
Make it a tremendous day!

theco2, Going alright here, and you?

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theco2
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 2:48:37 AM

Hi Org! How are things in NC?
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 1:56:03 AM

Good morning org!

Think fall is a beautiful time of the year. Winter can be as well. Shall keep warm.

Right after my posts yesterday morning a 2 hour nap was taken. Was seeing dbl during my rounds early in the morning and images were a bit blurry. Felt refreshed and much better after my rest.

Began to see the end of the movie that was watched 2 days ago. Then got a phone call from my bank in Boston that said my credit/debit card from them was most likely compromised as it was used recently at Home Depot.

Apparently the hack into the Home Depot stores nationwide could be the largest such theft in history. That was 9 days ago. My bank is playing catch up to 1,000's of customers. Will have a new cc # and it is being processed and sent.

Decided to go on a drive to Whitefield. Went to the store my pal is the meat mgr. He was not at work on this day noticed the meat prices are still increasing slightly. At least red grapes were on sale for $1.79. Nice and large, firm, and juicy ones.

Returned to town to get my mail, then shopped at Shaw's. Bought some bone-In country style pork spareribs for $1.98 a lb. Returned home to Separate split chicken breast from the bone and then fry some breaded chicken breast cutlets in evoo.

Had a fabulous lunch along w/a salad of leaf lettuce, baby spinach, homegrown tomatoes w/lots of veggies.

The forecast called for clear skies and 62 (17C). There was no sun and the high was 52 (11C). Almost chilly for shorts and a t-shirt. Saw fishermen on the CT River and peeps at the store in fall jackets.

Lows will be in the 60's (17C)for the next week. In between possible rain storms today and Tuesday.

Civil twilight is 5:53 AM EDT. Night is 7:29 PM.

Sunrise: 6:22 AM. Set: 7:00 PM.

Length of day: 12h 37m. Length of visible light: 13h 36m. Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The temp is 38° (3°C), the high is to be 58° (14°C), with a 40% chance of rain.

Have a tremendous day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 8:36:52 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, and Farful!

Claudie, Staying home today? Hope that wasn't in error!

TUrtLE, You be welcome!
Congratulations to Kya and Zawadi Mungu!

Farful, Great new on the car's MPG! We are in for a c00ler weekend !
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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 11:35:15 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Glad that Dr. Mae Carol Jemison was able to make the trip. Hope that more folks will be able to complete the trip.
 
Checked the mpg for trip yesterday. Car was getting 45 mpg at the end of day. Was pleased to see that. Weather has been unseasonably cooler this week. Meteorologist said that we could have a record low for the high today.
 
TGIF!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 8:37:22 AM

Good Morning org,
Funny, thanks a bunch for the giggle.

Lion cubs, born September 8 at the Oregon zoo. (1 min. video)

Kya, a 7-year-old African lion at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to four healthy lion cubs.
According to keepers, the cubs entered the world Sept. 8 between about 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The first-time mom and her new family are doing well in their behind-the-scenes maternity den. The litter represents the first offspring for Kya and Zawadi Mungu, the cubs’ 6-year-old father.

Have a Roaring Fantastic Friday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 8:32:35 AM

Good morning, org,

I'm staying home today. No errands planned. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 6:11:36 AM



On this date, in 1992, Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first black woman in space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Welcome to Friday, MidnightSun! OK, I see!
Fall is definitely in the air for your area!
Make it a delightful day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 2:53:54 AM

Good morning org!

Women stomp grapes. Not me. Laila Ali is 5'11" and 166 lbs. Undefeated.

Left early to take the pleasing drive on the CT River hwy (Rt 135) that was resurfaced, then the lines painted. The river and the flat valley looked so peaceful.

Could see hues of color beginning on many trees. Night temps will drop into the 40's and high 30's (3-8°C) for the next week. That and lots of rain will allow the leaves to become brilliant in the next 2-3 weeks. Looking forward to the autumn splendor.

Bought at Big Papa's Mkt were softball size oranges 67¢ ea, largest cantaloupes ever seen $1.75, baseball size lemons 2 for $1, limes 5/$1 and baby bella 10 oz for $2.25.

Also baskets of #2 (slightly bruised) orange bell peppers 75¢ a lb, 1 lb bag of baby spinach $3, a 12 oz (2 pints) pkg of raspberries a foot long $2.50, blackberries 6 oz (1 pint) $1.67, and the largest avocados ever seen for 78¢ ea.

Visited my pal at Rite Aid and spoke about baseball. Bought lots of items at WM. Even bought coat hangers. My ongoing collection of ball game t-shirts ran out of hangers.

Saw light, steady rain, the kind that is so gentle and needed to raise the water table for the coming winter. The temp was a cool 65° (18°C). Did wash the car and allow the rain to rinse it.

Civil twilight is 5:52 AM EDT. Night is 7:31 PM.

Sunrise: 6:21 AM. Set: 7:02 PM.

Length of day: 12h 40m. Length of visible light: 13h 39m. Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The temp is 54° (14°C), the high is to be 64° (21°C), with partly sunny skies in the forecast.

Have a delightful day!

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G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625 and Claudie!

TUrtLE, That 's a lot of information to try to digest at one Time!
I think the odds are 1-in-3.5-million that the a 1-in-11.5-million possibility of hitting the 1-in-100-million probability are correct!

Claudie, A day to be thankful!
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 8:52:22 AM

Good morning, org,

A day to remember, a day to reflect.

Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 7:39:03 AM

Good Morning org,
:-)

A rainbow of lobsters:

Most American lobsters have a brown or greenish cast before cooking, but when they have genetic defects, they can come in a rainbow of colors. The odds of finding an odd lobster: 1 in 2 million.

This rare blue lobster was caught Aug. 23, 2014, off Pine Point in Scarborough, Maine and was promptly named Skylar. The lobster was donated to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor.

One week later, farther up the coast a veteran lobsterman discovered what researchers consider a 1-in-100-million find: a
white lobster.

The following Thursday a couple of miles to the northwest, a lobsterman caught a second albino crustacean off the breakwater in Rockland.

A person is more likely to drown — 1-in-3.5-million odds — or get attacked by a shark — a 1-in-11.5-million possibility — than see an albino lobster, according to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine in Orono and the folks who keep the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. No one has calculated the odds of finding two 1-in-100-million albinos in the same week.

The two white lobsters are being housed in the same crate now, but one will get a new home at Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor and the other will go to Brooks Trap Mill in Thomaston, a marine supply store just east of Rockland that has a tank of other Maine sea life.

Remembering 9/11.
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On this date, in 2001, two hijacked commercial jets were crashed by terrorists into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, causing the collapse of both towers. A short while later, another plane was crashed into the Pentagon, and fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pa.

Welcome to Thursday, MidnightSun!
So, some women can stomp the stuffings out of you?
Full Lawn was attenped and concurred yesterday after getting home from work.
Rains due today, tomorrow and Sat. Currently 66° going to 90°.
Make it a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 2:52:20 AM

Good morning org!

Couldbe happy w/year round temps at 70°. It is a perfect temp for me. The Terran won this time. Also like to be a Zerg. They produce rapidly and swarm. The Protoss blind you w/science. What fun!

Today is the 13th anniversary of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks on the Pentagon in Washington DC and in New York City. Thank God a group lead by Todd Beammer, crashed their passenger jet (killing all 44 people aboard including the four hijackers) in Shanksville PA. A total of 2,996 perished (2,977 victims, 19 hijackers.)

Only 14 people escaped from the impact zone of the South Tower (floors 77 to 85) after it was hit and only four people from the floors above it. Individuals escaped from as high up on the South Tower as the 84th floor after initial impact. They escaped via stairwell A. At the Pentagon, all 58 passengers, four flight attendants, and both pilots on board, as well as 125 occupants died.

Hikers in NH will fly flags on 48 4,000 foot (1,219 metres) summits on Saturday, noon to 2PM as an annual memorial. A thousand spectators will attend. A peace and reflection gathering afterwards is held. Went to the summit of Mt Liberty (4,459'/1,359m) 3 days after the attacks and raised the first flag.

Saw a fantastic movie that the review will eventually be typed. Then got into seeing Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad, fight 5 bouts. She is 24 wins, 0 loses, w/21 knockouts. No draws or no contests when she retired in 2007. Laila is now a fashion model at age 36.

Also saw her pull thru for the win in the Ali vs Jacqui Frazier-Lyde fight in 2001. This was the First Pay Per View boxing card ever to be headlined by women.

In 2008, Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, an attorney practicing law, was elected in Philadelphia as a Municipal Court Judge. Laila Ali is the eighth of her father's nine children and his youngest daughter. Laila Ali is now a fashion model at age 36.

Mixed Martial Art (MMA) Cat Zingano (Cathilee Deborah Zingano, {née Albert}, born July 1, 1982) was seen in several MMA bouts on youtube. Cat is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On April 13, 2013, she became the first woman to win a UFC fight by technical knockout.

By 11 AM the temp just touched 60° (15°C) and it was time to go outdoors. Tackled the strawberry plants. Have new flowers, no further fruit in the everbearers. Picked enough blueberries for my next cereal ,watered the plants, then mowed 25% more of the lawn.

Enjoyed a healthy salad w/two homegrown tomatoes, lots of leaf lettuce and plenty of fresh veggies. It was topped with evoo and then cottage cheese. Sat in the sun enjoying the cloudless perfect summer day that reached a pleasing 72° (22°C).

Civil twilight is 5:51 AM EDT. Night is 7:33 PM.

Sunrise: 6:20 AM. Set: 7:04 PM.

Length of day: 12h 43m. Length of visible light: 13h 42m. Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The temp is 58° (14°C), the high is to be 69° (21°C), with a 90% chance for rain. Off to the market and other stores for some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Lawn is done and that's it!

TUrtLE, I thinking Prancer and Dasher!
As for the buzzards, I going with Simon Says!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 8:18:18 AM

Good Morning org,
Do you think one of the deer was named "Prancer?"

This photo was posted on the county web site last week. Look carefully.

The question was asked of readers, "Buzzards on fence posts all with their wings open! Anybody know what they’re doing??"

Think about how you would answer before you read the 4 from readers who responded.

They are probably cooling down. Many types of birds will do this when they are too hot.

I live in Siletz and the buzzards were doing ‘ve this same thing the other day. They were trying to scare the crows away from them. I also notice a crow in the picture here.

I have worked with vultures before; they sun themselves because they mainly eat carrion. There is a lot of bacteria that get spread, and they use the sun to help kill the remaining bacteria from their feathers.

Just guessing, but if the weather is hot, the buzzards are probably holding their wings out to cool off. If it’s not too hot, maybe they’re sunbathing? Sure is odd to see them all lined up like that, isn’t it? But makes for an unusual photo that I’m sure not a lot of people have taken or even seen. Maybe they’re just playing a game of Simon Says.

I like the last one. Why not Simon Says? :-)

HHD!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 7:46:15 AM

Good morning, org,

Hope you can get your lawn taken care of today.

I'm going to Mom's first this morning and then to the grocery store....and that's IT! :)

Have a great day!
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On this date, in 1813, Oliver H. Perry sent his famous message, "We have met the enemy, and they are ours," after defeating the British in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.

Happy Hard Drive, MidnightSun! G00d luck in the oral surgery!
Early Fall like temperature later this week with 70's for the high!
Hope you people won!
Make today a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 2:00:24 AM

Good morning org!

We are in transition from summer to fall. Nights are cooling down fast. Trees are turning to their fall colors.

Had a smashing time early in the morning playing as the Terran forces defeating the Zerg and the Protoss during a war in space. Lots of joy and fantastic entertainment in the real time strategy game Starcraft. (2:07 min)

Watched a Law and Order: SVU epi, then "Criminal Minds." Rec'd a phone call from the Oral Surgeon's Office. They acknowledged my Ins Co will pay the cost of surgery.

Still unhappy, as that office could have settled the matter early last week or even the week before and last Thursday's oral surgery appointment kept. They are the only game in the area that is less than a one hour drive. Monday, Sept 29th is the makeup surgery.

Did my laundry, then made pork chops for lunch. Enjoyed walking thru the gardens performing maintenance and dreaming of expansion next year. See that much of the daylilies, ferns, and brackens are yellow and some are brown.

The fall vivid colors will peak in the northern NH mtns in just a week or two weeks. Lots of rain and cold weather increases the intensity of the reds, oranges, and yellows. Here is the foliage tracker for each NH region.

Voted at the Town Hall yesterday. It was the NH Primary.

Civil twilight is 5:49 AM EDT. Night is 7:35 PM.

Sunrise: 6:19 AM. Set: 7:06 PM.

Length of day: 12h 46m. Length of visible light: 13h 45m. Tomorrow will be 3m 1s shorter.

The temp is 41° (5°C), the high is to be 73° (23°C), in bright sunny skies.

Have a fabulous day!

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G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625 and Claudie!

TUrtLE, Cloudy here all night and day; did not see M00n or Sun!
Very nice of the people using the Golden Gate Bridge to clear a path for the deer. It's like the deer knew what was going on and were prancing down the lane!

Claudie, Will try to mow the lawn tomorrow after work as rain is forecast for Thurs, Fri and Sat!

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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 8:01:48 AM

Good morning, org,

I am recovered from Sunday's game, but I don't need too many of those this season!

The yard got taken care of yesterday, but not until later in the afternoon.

I won't be taking Mom to WM this morning b/c they went from the ALF yesterday afternoon. I DO have many smaller errands to do for myself, though.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 7:37:23 AM

Good Morning org,
The moon was not visible when I got up at 3:20, but by 3:50 the clouds moved enough that there it was.

Two deer stop traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge during last Friday's evening commute.

They quickly brought the three northbound lanes of traffic to a halt behind them as they ran from San Francisco toward Marin. CHP officers were caught in the resulting traffic backup and by the time they reached the scene, the deer were gone.

Drivers appeared to have slowed behind the animals, leaving the lanes clear in front of them.

They pretty much created their own traffic break.
It was said, that could be what saved the deer from getting hurt.

If you want to see the deer run down the bridge decking here is a 12 SECOND video.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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