Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    9:08 AM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Just For Fun > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Say Hi or anything nice to my new friend rasmataz!!! Back to Topics
momsno1_taxi

Champion Author
Toronto

Posts:35,736
Points:1,272,920
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: May 21, 2009 2:35:29 PM

Hello rasmataz!!

Welcome to your new home and I hope Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner
visit you often
:-)

REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:57:17 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I took the photo earlier this week of KHF's clematis, with my ol* 1.3 megapixel camera.

Do they know what caused the fire?

I'll stop on Friday but not Saturday. Think I'll pack my computer Friday night.
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 1:45:42 PM

rasmataz, I was able to read the articles, but I could not watch the videos. KHF's wireless connection is slow, and they wouldn't play. Will take a look at them next week.
PTL that no one was injured, parishioners or fire fighters.
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:24:52 PM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Photo taken by Julie Sccchetti at Shore Acres and posted on the county web site.

A LOT of folks reported snow yesterday.

Oh dear, I am really sorry about the fire.

I want to read the articles you linked in and will come back later to do that.
GB was down for hours this morning, and I an trying to finish rounds. Still in Calif and we need to leave before too long.

*writing a note to return*





[Edited by: TUrtLE1625 at 4/16/2014 12:25:19 PM EST]
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:08:13 AM

TT - we have had some crazy weather here, nearly 80 one day, then snow the next, colder that night. We set a record low for this date (4/15) of 27°.

There was a fire at our church building this past Sunday morning, before anyone had come to church. A lot of smoke damage throughout the building, plus completely gutting the room where it started. We had just done some remodeling in our entryway and sanctuary a few years ago and were planning to do some more in other areas, but that will have to wait a while now until we can fix this. The room where I teach Sunday School is right above where the fire was and they have to check the steel beams to be sure it is safe before we can go up there again.
News report on a local station. Another news report showing a picture while fire was going on. One more from another station, not quite accurate as the third floor was not where the fire was.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,340
30 Day Rank: 51
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:38:23 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Photo by Ken Gagne posted on the County web site.
Caption, too "dear" to pass up.

Food Spoilage Guide continued.

DAIRY PRODUCTS
Milk is spoiled when it starts to look like yogurt. Yogurt
is spoiled when it starts to look like cottage cheese.
Cottage cheese is spoiled when it starts to look like
regular cheese. Regular cheese is nothing but spoiled milk
anyway and can't get any more spoiled than it is already.
Cheddar cheese is spoiled when you think it is blue cheese
but you realize you've never purchased that kind.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 10:53:35 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Photo by Ken Gagne posted on the county web site.
The caption reads, ...the morning silence of a new day…

Food spoilage guide for the week prior to Easter.

Finally, a way to know what to pitch and what to save!

THE GAG TEST
Anything that makes you gag is spoiled (except for leftovers
from what you cooked for yourself last night).

EGGS
When something starts pecking its way out of the shell, the
egg is probably past its prime.

Have a magical Monday!
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 10:18:19 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Great! Have a blessed Palm Sunday.
I know you don't have time to visit more often.
I did not tell folks I was going. For safely reasons I don't post it.

Your Sunday movie is entitled, "Spring Is In The Air." by Village Vine.

The musical selection is "Splendoarea," performed by Viktor Vogel.

There is no text. Sit back, watch, listen to the spring sounds and enjoy.

Have a Splendid Sunday!
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 11:49:43 PM

TT - concert was great. Had a wonderful time of worship and leading in worship.

Glad you arrived safely to KHF's place. Now I know why you did not stop by yesterday. (I really should go check out your home more often, as I am sure you advised people there.)

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,342
30 Day Rank: 3,715

[Edited by: rasmataz at 4/12/2014 11:50:00 PM EST]
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 11:46:05 AM

<waving> to rasmataz from Calif.
I am visiting KHF.
Long 11 hour drive. Traffic was horrendous.

How did your concert go?
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:56:07 AM

TT - I will keep your secret. (Does this mean you may stop by on Saturday?)

I have a concert tonight in Broken Arrow, OK. This is a combined concert of the Singing Churchmen and the Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma. We recorded a CD together last year called "Applause of Heaven" and are singing the songs from that as well as a few other pieces together and some by each group. We have one more concert this season on May 15.

Posts:11,155 - full house numbers

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,344
30 Day Rank: 2,504

[Edited by: rasmataz at 4/10/2014 9:56:56 AM EST]
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 8:28:34 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
(I won't be here on Fri.) shhh!

You all otter remember that April is National Humor month.
Photo by Ken Gagne, posted on the County web site.

Tired Dog

An ol*, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home.

He followed me into the house, down the hall, and fell asleep on the couch. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back, resumed his position on the couch and slept for an hour. This continued for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: "Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap."

The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar: "He lives in a home with four children -- he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?"
---------

There may be a touch of reality in that joke.

Happy Thursday!
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 8:37:11 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
No youtube a work makes sense.

Remember the polar bear cubs born at the zoo in Munich?
They are shown here with their mother, Giovanna.

The big news about them now is that they have names,Nela and Nobby. There is a rule that all animals born at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, during 2013 must be given names beginning with the letter 'n.'

The twins live with their mother, Giovanna, but the trio lives separately from the cubs' father, Yogi, who was temporarily relocated to another zoo.

One more photo.

Happy Wednesday!
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 7:14:36 AM

TT - an amazing dog story there. I watched the video at home, can't do Youtube at work.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,344
30 Day Rank: 152
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 8:27:25 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Meet Duncan!
Amanda Geise works for Panda Paws Rescue in Vancouver. She said she can't always keep every dog she helps rescue, but she made an exception for 9-month-old boxer Duncan Lou Who.

Duncan was in fact born with rear legs, but he was born with a deformed pelvis and deformed back legs, so the veterinarian told us we need to amputate those or let him go, Geise said. "So we decided to amputate and give him a chance. So now he's 9 months old - it's six months later - and doing great."

Duncan isn't the only two-legged pup Geise knows. She has rescued 10 two-legged dogs in the last year, and all of them have gone to great homes.

A photo of Duncan, a friend and Geise.

If you w ant to watch the one minute youtube video, you can do that here.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 8:16:26 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
You're welcome.

There was a birthday over the weekend.
guess who?

Grumpy Cat aka Tardar Sauce turned 2.

"The grump's real name is Tardar Sauce, so dubbed (and misspelled) by Tabatha's now 12-year-old daughter, Chyrstal, soon after their female pet calico gave birth to her and three siblings. The cat was tiny and is still petite, a victim of feline dwarfism, and wobbles a bit when she walks due to elongated rear legs that have only added to her popularity."

She looks like a snowshoe Siamese is what we're told most," Bryan offers. "We've had some nice comments from people about it being nice that the spotlight's on a cat that's unique and has feline dwarfism. A lot of people are happy that it kind of spreads the message that it's OK to be different. She's also such a happy cat."

Grumpy is happy and extremely chill, with a reputation for falling asleep during interviews and seeking out dark corners to hide in.

Here is another photo of her.

Happy Monday!
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 8:53:44 PM

TT - not working at my job this weekend, but had some things to do around the house yesterday and church, etc. today.

Pretty pictures on that movie. Thanks for sharing.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,347
30 Day Rank: 3,463
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 8:34:25 AM

Good rasmataz,
Hope your weekend is going well. Working?

Your Sunday movie is entitled, It's Spring.
The song is, "You Needed me," sung by Anne Murray.

Be blessed!
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 10:51:51 PM

TT - nice pictures.

Posts:11,111 - my count before posting today.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,352
30 Day Rank: 2,544
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 9:34:11 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

No time this morning to say much, but I did want to share these photos with you taken by Ken Gagne and posted on the County web site.

Orcas, heading north from south county.
#1
#2
#3

Have a Fantastic Friday!
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 11:25:59 PM

TT - yes, I was smiling after that joke. The River Safari looks fun, but I think it is a bit far away. Thanks for sharing about the spaghetti tree.

High today of 80, forecast low of 34 tonight and forecast of 60 for a high tomorrow. That is the way spring goes in Oklahoma. We do have a really good chance of rain for this weekend, hope it does rain as we could use some.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,353
30 Day Rank: 2,841
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 8:34:04 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Did you know that April is National Humor Month?

Painting

This blonde decides one day that she is sick and tired of all
these blonde jokes and how all blondes are perceived as stupid,
so she decides to show her husband that blondes really are
smart. While her husband is off at work, she decides that she is
going to paint a couple of rooms in the house.

The next day, right after her husband leaves for work, she gets
down to the task at hand. Her husband arrives home at 5:30 and
smells the distinctive smell of paint. He walks into the living
room and finds his wife lying on the floor in a pool of sweat.
He notices that she is wearing a ski jacket and a fur coat at
the same time.

He goes over and asks her if she is OK. She replies yes. He asks
what she is doing. She replies that she wanted to prove to him
that not all blonde women are dumb and she wanted to do it by
painting the house. He then asks her why she has a ski jacket
over her fur coat. She replies that she was reading the
directions on the paint can and they said....

For best results, put on two coats.

Are ya smiling?
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 8:18:58 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Want an idea for a weekend adventure?
Why not go to River Safari? My son said, "It's connected to the zoo. They have tanks of different river ecosystems from around the world. It was pretty neat. They had pandas, manatees, crocodile, stingray, hundreds of different fish."

There is only one small catch. It's located in Singapore.

Here are several pics he took walking thru the panda exhibit.

red panda

A giant panda that he said looked really bored.

panda relaxing

and...ta da, a turtle.

Enjoy your day!
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 8:08:14 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Oh my gosh. I've read 70's in my rounds, but not 80's.

Good bye March and welcome to April Fool's Day.

I looked up hoaxes and pranks and came up with this one that I like.
Want to know how to plant a spaghetti tree? Well, why not?

In 1957, a British news program set the bar high for epic April Fools pranks. They managed to convince hundreds of people that spaghetti could grow on trees.

These BBC broadcasters pulled out all the stops. Prior to April 1st, they went to Switzerland to film a segment about the great spaghetti harvest, which was made possible by the "virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil." They placed cooked pasta on tree branches and filmed local girls pulling the pasta off the branches and placing it in baskets.

After airing the segment, the station got bombarded with phone calls asking how to grow a spaghetti tree. Before the broadcast ended for the night, the anchors confessed to the prank. Nevertheless, calls continued to roll in demanding information about growing spaghetti. BBC operators grew frustrated and responding to every call with, "Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."

Too Funny!

Have a Terrific April Fool's Day!
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 7:07:57 PM

TT - the weather here was lamb-like in that it was warm, high of 86°, but lion-like in that the wind was blowing strong all day.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,357
30 Day Rank: 139
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 7:51:10 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
cjs thought my Q about which preferred the cake or the weed was funny. I told him several people chose the weed.

On this final day of March is it a lion or a lamb day?

Have you ever wondered the truth behind “In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb?”

This is from the Farmers' Almanac.

Is there any truth to this saying??? Weather sayings are as colorful as our imagination. While many sayings are based on careful observations and turn out to be accurate, others are merely rhymes or beliefs of the people who came before us.

Those people often believed that bad spirits could affect the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or did not do in certain situations. Those beliefs often included ideas that there should be a balance in weather and life. So, if a month came in bad (like a lion), it should go out good and calm (like a lamb).

With March being such a changeable month, in which we can see warm spring-like temperatures or late-season snowstorms, you can understand how this saying might hold true in some instances. We can only hope that if March starts off cold and stormy it will end warm and sunny, but the key word is hope. However, this saying seems be to more of a rhyme rather than a true weather predictor.

I hope it's a lamb kind of day for you.
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 5:21:13 PM

TT - Dandelions have pretty flowers and the seed heads are fun to blow. But I wouldn't want a whole yard full of them, either.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,358
30 Day Rank: 163
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 8:05:28 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Oh my gosh, are you sick? You like dandelions? You're a first, but to each his own. Do you have them in your lawn?

Your Sunday movie is, My Guiding Light by Chee Chee Martin.

The music, "My Guiding Light," is performed by Matthew Drollinger.

Remember the final line after the credits, "Don't worry, be happy and live life to the fullest."

May your day be blessed.
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 1:57:06 AM

TT - I like dandelions to a point and the cake would go to my waist (but would taste really good). Tough decision, but I think I would go for the dandelion (unless I was hungry).

;-)

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,361
30 Day Rank: 2,361
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 9:19:44 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

March 28 is National Weed Appreciation Day.

March 28 is also Black Forest Cake Appreciation Day.

Black Forest Cake — a combination of chocolate cake, whipped cream and cherries — hails from Southern Germany. The “black forest” portion of the name refers to the Germain mountain range, not because the cake originated there, but because the area manufactures the specialty Kirschwasser liquor used in the original German recipe. While most American recipes forego the alcohol, in Germany it is illegal to market the dessert as a true Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte) without the liquor ingredient.

The question today is which one would you rather celebrate?
You can either pluck the dandelion or enjoy a slice of cake. I know, not an easy choice, but you must choose only one.

Have a Fantastic Friday!
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 8:25:15 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Let's hear it for only one more night.

Twin Polar Bear Cubs At Munich Zoo Are The Cutest Things Ever.
That's the headline.

Munich's Hellabrunn Zoo revealed twin polar bear cubs for their first public viewing recently. The 14-week old brother and sister duo, who have yet to be named, were seen biting one another, walking around with their seven-year-old mother Giovanna and sticking out their tongues at paparazzi.

Born on Dec. 9, 2013, the twins' birth was captured on video and for the first time, some zoo employees were able to see live colour video feeds from the birthing den. And like most newborn polar bears, the cubs were born blind and furless and quickly snuggled up against their mothers.

Here a couple more of the 56 photos.

The cubs.

The cubs with mom.

Happy Thursday!
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 2:16:08 AM

TT - yeah, pretty crazy hours, only 2 more nights of it, though.

Late leaving work, so posting early/late.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,364
30 Day Rank: 359
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 8:24:56 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
What a schedule you keep, but you do what you have to do.

This past weekend my son went hiking in the Bukit Timah nature reserve with a couple Singaporean engineers. As a few of you know my son is working in Singapore once again for a couple weeks.

The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a small 1.64 square kilometer (400 acre) nature reserve near the geographic centre of the city-state of Singapore. It is one of the largest patches of primary rainforest left in Singapore.

The primary activities at Bukit Timah are strolling, running and hiking.
It houses over 840 species of flowering plants and over 500 species of fauna.
There are way too many animals for me to share.

My son's one comment, " Lots of monkeys running around."

My son sent several photos. The only question is, of the 3 which is the photo of my son?
Photo #1.
Photo #2.
Photo #3.

Happy Wednesday!
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 10:06:06 PM

TT - thanks for sharing the pictures of spring, it has almost sprung here. I have seen trees budding and some early flowering shrubs start blooming. Good information about the Humboldt penguins.

I normally work early, so working later I have to nap. I get home and in bed by about 0100 and my wife gets up about 0500. I then get up around 0645 to do crossing guard, then come back, finish breakfast and take a nap, today until almost noon. Won't be able to always get so much sleep as I have some errands and things to do.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,365
30 Day Rank: 2,583
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 8:55:10 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Three Humboldt penguin chicks recently hatched at the Oregon zoo.

Keepers said the three baby penguins are keeping cozy in their nest boxes, growing strong on a diet of regurgitated “fish smoothie” provided by their parents.

“The chicks look like velvety gray plush toys,” said curator Michael Illig, who oversees the zoo’s birds and species recovery programs. “They weigh just a few ounces and can fit in the palm of your hand.”

By summer, keepers said the chicks will be nearly as tall as the adult Humboldts, but easy to tell apart by their plumage. The young penguins will be grayish-brown all over and won’t develop the distinctive black-and-white tuxedo markings for a couple more years.

Humboldt penguins, which live along the South American coastline off of Peru and Chile, are classified as “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and in 2010 were granted protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Of the world’s 17 penguin species, Humboldts are among the most at risk, threatened by overfishing of their prey species, entanglement in fishing nets and breeding disruption due to commercial removal of the guano deposits where the penguins lay their eggs. Their population is estimated at 12,000 breeding pairs.

If you want to see more here is a 1:20 video of the chick checkup.
There is no sound.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 10:04:21 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Don't do too much today before work. Do you nap during the day or maybe you work swing shift so don't need to? I'm thinking of Sue who works all night, I think 10 hours and then comes home and sleeps.

Signs of spring on the Oregon coast.
All three photos are off the county web site and were taken by Ken Gagne. The captions are his.

White spring flowers.

Humming birds catching a snack before it gets dark.

Big log, big dinner plate mushrooms.

I hope spring will soon be in the air in your area.
Enjoy!
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 4:56:00 PM

TT - good thoughts on that movie.

I read the Hobbit many years ago when I was in college. My kids had to read it for school. They had to read the Lord of the Rings series, also. These were for honors English class in 6th grade. He used them as his text for learning grammar as well as literature.

Go to work tomorrow at 4 PM, so have some time during the day to do a few more things that need to be done.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,366
30 Day Rank: 2,294
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 8:36:22 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I took a look at your link, thanks. Never read the Hobbit as no interest in it. Back to work for you soon. I know, don't remind you.
Should be a couple more animal posts from me in the coming week. I have nothing set up yet so have to get busy. Seems like it uses up a lot of time.

Your Sunday move is Thoughts For The Heart, shared with us by Steve Politte.

The mellow music is "Gracefully" by BJ Morbitzer.

Please do NOT let the length of the movie keep you from playing it. You can stop at any point you so choose. You will see what I mean, but if you have the time I suspect most of you will watch all of it.

A quote from Steve Politte, "This is a video of positive thoughts that can affect and mold our lives with, friendship, love, etc."

~Enjoy
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 12:43:06 AM

TT - I like the work that a lot of zoos are doing for preservation of endangered species, thanks for sharing.

Thanks for noticing my posting number.

We went to a movie today - The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug - some changes to the original story, but enjoyed it anyway.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,368
30 Day Rank: 3,396

The Hobbit link - They are making 3 movies out of the one book.

[Edited by: rasmataz at 3/22/2014 12:46:43 AM EST]
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 21, 2014 8:20:54 AM

rasmataz
Champion Author
Oklahoma City

Posts:11,011 <------WTG
Points:1,908,070
Joined:Apr 2006
:-)
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 21, 2014 8:19:03 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I'd ask what movie but I'm sure I've never heard of it. :-)

Oregon Zoo's endangered California condor chick makes it clear: I'm hatching and
I'm hatching now.

Unfortunately the article is a bit long to summarize. You may want to glance at the first few paragraphs.

There is also a short slide show which includes this photo of a California condor at the Oregon zoo's Jonsson wildlife Center for Wildlife Conservation, a breeding operation.

Have a Fantastic Friday and first Full day of spring.
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 21, 2014 12:51:57 AM

TT - at the moment, we have plans to take in a movie tomorrow as a family. Not sure what else will come up, daughter has homework she needs to catch up on.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,368
30 Day Rank: 2,490
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 8:19:09 AM

Welcome to the first partial day of spring rasmataz,
That's about all anyone saw except KHF.

Hope you and your wife are doing something fun today or Friday.

Today's selections are off of the county web site.

The caption reads, "Tough day dive bombing fish – time to dry out in the spring sunshine."

Take a look at the bald eagles.
photo by Ed Cowles.

Here are two more from Julie Sacchetti.

"Bald eagle 1 to to Junior. Ready for take off!”

"By golly, I think he's got it."

Enjoy the transition into spring!
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 10:37:58 PM

TT - Even though it was night time, there are some lights around (or there was still some daylight coming in) to be able to see some of the koalas. It looked like one was there moving a little, possibly eating.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,368
30 Day Rank: 34
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 8:45:58 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I hope you find something to do for at least one of the days that is fun.

@(*0*)@ would like to introduce his relatives at the San Diego zoo.

From the website, "We never tire of talking about koalas at the San Diego Zoo, ever since we welcomed our first pair, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, back in 1925. Since then, we have become famous for having the largest koala colony as well as the most successful koala breeding program outside of Australia."

This will take you to the Koala cam. It may say, "video unavailable," but this is not correct. At least for me it isn't.
There is one @(*0*)@ and he is mostly hidden behind the tree. Remember that koalas sleep a lot so that is probably what he is doing. You will notice that the leaves are moving, a clue that it is live.

HHD from @(*0*)@ and his brothers, @(o)@ and @(e)@.
---------------
I see the cam says nothing this morning. You probably need to wait until daylight on the west coast.
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 11:38:29 PM

TT - nothing special planned this week. My wife is also off after today this week, so will be doing some things together the rest of the week. I also have to finish taxes and file them, but that shouldn't take too long as I have already started.

Thanks for sharing the animal news.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,370
30 Day Rank: 3,725
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 9:35:25 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Look carefully and you can see
3 Sumatran tiger cubs who were recently born at the London zoo.

The tigers were born to five-year-old Sumatran tigress Melati on 3 February after a 106-day pregnancy.

The entire birth process was monitored using remote camera technology. The zoo has yet to establish the sex of the cubs.

In the 1970s, there were 1,000 Sumatran tigers in the wild but there are now believed to be around 300.

You can read more here or/and watch a 57 sec video of their birth filmed by a hidden camera.

Have a Terrific it's almost spring day!
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 8:32:25 AM

Happy St. Patrick's Day rasmataz,
I bet you do. Anything special planned?

Let's celebrate by watching the Leprechaun dance a jig. If you want to dance with him you'd better be quick as the video is only 30 sec. in length.

St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.
~Adrienne Cook
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 11:31:59 PM

TT - I hope it is not too fast, either. Nice movie for the day.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,372
30 Day Rank: 3,639
Profile Pic
TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:694,649
Points:3,962,790
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 7:57:02 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Enjoy your week's vacation. I hope it doesn't fly by too fast.

Your very short Sunday movie is, Irish Blessing, author unk.

Music: Joanie Madden - Down By The Sally Gardens.

Please consider passing this blessing on.

~peace
Profile Pic
rasmataz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,200
Points:1,939,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 8:31:38 PM

TT - I had not heard of the worm moon (or did not remember hearing of it). Thanks for the information.

I am on vacation next week, so who knows when I will be posting. I will have to do a few emails for work, but shouldn't be too much.

See you when I see you. ♪

Overall Rank: 3,373
30 Day Rank: 103
Post a reply Back to Topics