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momsno1_taxi

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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
:-)

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 8:21:24 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Thanks for the correction. I would have no idea.

Since you looked up the spelling of that word, care to share what it means?

NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVERS DAY TODAY!

August 28 annually celebrates a food holiday–it is National Cherry Turnovers Day.

Cherry turnovers are a sweet dessert that are a type of pastry made by placing a cherry filling on a piece of dough, folding the dough over, sealing it then either baking it or frying it.

FUN CHERRY FACTS:

Related to plums, peaches and nectarines, cherries are drupes or stone fruits.

Cherries were brought to North America in the 1600's by the English colonists.

There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United States.

There are an average of 44 cherries in one pound.

Help yourself to a cherry turnover.

Enjoy a Festive Friday!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 11:50:01 PM

TT - interesting story on the tamarins. One correction to the story from my understanding of "alloparenting" - the article referred to it at the end of the paragraph as "collective breeding" but it is collective "parenting / child raising" not breeding. This is probably my grammarian perfectionism showing through. ;-)

MT - good luck and I hope you have fun on your first day at your new job.

My wife took off tomorrow in case we wanted to do anything over the long weekend, but we have limited funds. Also, my daughter is to be part of her friend's quinceañera (I had to use the computer to look up the spelling), and they have practice on Saturday afternoon.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:23:27 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
As you know the broadcast news is where I usually hear first, and then I research.

Neat, your consec. days and the zip code.

Meet the Oregon zoo's three 3-monh ol* cotton-top tamarins.

The cotton-tops — a species of small New World monkey named for the striking crest of long white hair on their heads — came to the zoo as part of a larger family group in late May, but six of the monkeys died shortly after arrival from causes that remain unknown.

Cotton-top tamarins are considered critically endangered in their native Colombia, where an estimated 75 percent of their original habitat has been destroyed over the past 20 years. The remaining population of roughly 6,000 cotton-tops is threatened by continued deforestation, even in protected areas. Since 1985, Columbia-based Proyecto Tití has worked to protect the species through field research, education and community programs.

If you want to read more, here is the entire article off of the zoo's web site.

Have a Thankful Thursday!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 2:04:22 PM

Good Morning, Rasmataz ♫ Have a blessed Wednesday! Thank you for your kind words for my day of errands with my Mom and Aunt Letty. It was good to give myself a few days to prepare for my new job.

You're very welcome for the helpful job seeker's advice! I learned those things during my difficult job searches time. Continued prayers for you, your Daughter, and Son, to land the right jobs with good incomes.

Thanks for the updates about you, your Wife, and Church. Prayers for your family too.

Today my Mom and I will be attending our noontime Prayer Meeting, which will be my last Prayer Meeting before I start my new full-time career as Assistant Manager of Keyboard Concepts tomorrow morning. I decided to start my new job tomorrow because I wanted to visit my Prayer Meeting group one more time today and thank all of them for their faithful prayers and moral support during this past year with the struggles of losing too many Students and job searches. After the Prayer Meeting, my Mom and I will do errands and tasks as needed before I start my full-time career tomorrow.

★ Due to my new job commitment tomorrow, I will change up my weekday GB Studio posting patterns, by doing my GB Studio replies and rounds in the evenings, instead of GB Studio replies and rounds twice daily on mornings and evenings.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:15:42 AM

TT - we have some red pandas here at the OKC zoo, too, but I don't remember anything about babies here. However, unless it makes the broadcast news I would not be likely to hear about it.

MT - thanks for the tips and, especially, the prayers for jobs. My son is supposed to be looking for work, too, but is not being very active in his search.

My wife has some extra time to be off so that she does not get overtime this month so she is taking 2 hours for her lunch today and coming home. She may also be able to get off a little early at the end of her day and be home early tonight. Today is my day to fix dinner (we all take turns doing it). I usually try to have it ready by 5:30 or so leaving us enough time to eat before going to prayer meeting at church this evening.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:51:37 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Thanks. I did read the overview.
Please keep me updated on both your job searches.

Adorable red panda twins born at UK zoo

After hearing little squeaks from their nest, keepers at Chester Zoo discovered two newborn red panda cubs. The twins were born on June 27 to first-time mom Nima and dad Jung. However, zookeepers were only able to get their first real look at the cubs this past week.

It will be several weeks until the red panda cubs are allowed to leave their nest box to explore, so we'll just have to enjoy these images of the furry red family in the meantime.

one of the red panda twins
mother Nima
father Jung

HHD!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 3:27:53 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♩ I hope the rest of your week will go well. My prayers especially for the job searches for you and your Daughter.

Yes, the majority of Employers do all of their job applications online, including major companies like Costco. However some smaller companies might still do it the ol* fashioned way, just like my new company did with me filling out the job application and paperwork when I was hired on the spot on Monday. I think the trend these days is to go online and digital with job applications. Otherwise many Employers will be inundated with too much paperwork and paper resumes!

The way I found my new job, besides fervent prayers from family and many friends, was through a Facebook Group especially for local Musicians in my area. Someone invited me into a Facebook Group for local Musicians, and I responded to the post about the job opening. Apparently it was listed as a PT job. But after I called to inquire and e-mailed my Resume, the Manager offered me the job as a FT position by phone this past Friday, and then he just hired me on Monday on the spot right from the interview! PTL!

I heard from others that it is who you know, and especially within the company that you are interested in working for, that can help increase your chances of landing a new job. So do let your family, Church Friends, and others you know locally know that you and your Daughter are actively seeking jobs. Who knows? Someone might give you a lead that ends up being you and/or your Daughter's next job. I hope and pray that these job seeker tips help.

Thank you for rejoicing with me on my new job as Assistant Manager of Keyboard Concepts!

Thankfully my Tuesday went well, as I shared at my Studio with a picture.

Good Night! Here is a beautiful sunset picture of Lake Arrowhead, CA.
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 10:43:33 PM

TT - cool picture of the elephant kids. I had not tried the trailer on the video page, it said that same thing to me, though. The link had a quick overview of the movie. Here is a link to where the movie can be bought, but I think the overview is about the same on this page, also.

MT - the link is just to info about the movie, but the trailer for it on the page doesn't work, so the only thing to check out was the overview and someone's review of the movie. I will check your page to see how the interviews went.

My daughter and I went to several places checking on applications for jobs. She wants to work to get some money, and, of course, I am looking for work.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 8:20:09 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Elephant kids enjoy a mud party at the Oregon zoo.

So much for your video. When you click on the trailer it tells me "this video is private."
Good luck filling out the job applications. MT said it's all done on line now. Do you find that where you live, also?

As work continues on the Oregon Zoo's expansive new Elephant Lands habitat, one thing is as clear as mud: Elephants — especially young elephants — love to wallow in the sticky stuff.

Samudra, who turns 6 this month, and his 1-year-old sister, Lily, have been spending much of their summer rolling, splashing and playing in the mud in the zoo's recently completed Encounter Habitat.

"You can see how much fun they're having, romping around, climbing over each other and squirting each other with their trunks," said animal curator Bob Lee, who oversees the zoo's elephant program. "But mud baths also serve an important purpose. On warm summer days, they cool the elephants off and provide a protective coating to shield their skin from harmful UV rays. A lot of people don't realize it, but elephants can get sunburned just like us — especially the youngsters, who have more sensitive skin."

Do you want to join them on this Terrific Tuesday?
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 12:19:04 PM

Good Morning, Rasmataz ♫ I am glad you had a blessed Sunday at Church with teaching the Bible Study, attending Service, and then the evening Church movie. Unfortunately I don't have time to watch that movie link you shared yesterday.

Have a great Monday and start to the new week. I did not realize you are also job searching too. I hope and pray that you will soon find and land the right job. I know how difficult that whole job searching process is, especially with today's recession going on and fewer jobs out there. I also hope you can keep up with the weeds in your garden too.

Thank you for reading back on my Sunday and for your kind words! Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding my two music job offers. As much as I love to teach music, I do like the stability, excellent steady paycheck, and benefits of the Music Store much better. We will find out which door the Lord will open for me regarding the next direction in my career. I have been actively seeking jobs since last year, because unfortunately my Music Teaching biz has taken huge hits with losses of Students in this recession. Unfortunately Parents have been taking their children and teens out of music lessons due to financial hardships with losing their jobs, etc.

Today I have a Job Interview at the Music Store in Orange County. This is the best job offer I have found so far. Please pray for my job interview today. After the Job Interview, I look forward to the rest of the day to do tasks and errands.

Happy Monday!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 10:09:55 AM

TT - that koala looks a little darker than usual, he may have some smoke coloring his fur. Thanks for sharing the story.

Need to weed eat around the yard today or tomorrow. Also need to get some more applications turned in for jobs.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:40:57 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Thanks for watching the movie. I'm glad it brought back some good memories. I'll return to check out your link.

@(*0*)@ asked me to share this article with you about one of this cousins.

"In Melbourne, Australia, emergency crews received a call Thursday night about an injured koala in a tree, who dropped about 10 meters to the ground. Firefighters at the site caught him in a blanket as he fell some 10 meters to the ground. The Country Fire Authority named him Sir Chompsalot." Note that other articles said his name is Sean, named after a County Fire Authority volunteer.

"Fire crews and wildlife authorities quickly got to reviving Sir Chompsalot. 'Wildlife Victoria actually performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the koala and one of the other members was actually pumping the koala's chest to get some movement in the heart and also get some air into the lungs at the same time,' he said. "We put it on O2 oxygen therapy to assist in getting some oxygen into the blood flow of the koala."

Named Chompsalot or Sean, here is the koala's picture.

Happy Monday!
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 12:24:38 AM

Here is a link to information about the movie we watched at church tonight. I thought it was a good movie, only about 45 minutes overall, so fit in the normal church service time.



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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 12:13:16 AM

TT - beautiful pictures and I liked the duet with the organ and piano, reminded me of when I was a kid and the pianist and organist at church would do duets.

MT - the benefits and regular paycheck for job 1 sound best to me, also, and you can still do private lessons. However, the studio job fits for your lifestyle and education, but without the benefits and regular paycheck. Praying that the Lord will guide you to the best for you and your needs now and in the future, since He knows what will come in your life (and mine).

Had a good day of teaching Bible Study and enjoying worship time and teaching from our pastor this morning. Had a movie called "Paper Dream" at the evening service and enjoyed that, also.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:15:42 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Did you come away from school feeling positive about this year's teachers?

Your Sunday movie is The Lord's Prayer shared with us from Steve Politte.

The music is performed by B.J. Morbitzer.

The only text is in the first and almost final frames. Enjoy the graphics, especially the stained glass windows.

May you be blessed.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 2:28:50 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♩ I hope you and yours are enjoying the weekend! Thanks for sharing how you and your Wife attended your childrens' Open House at school. I like that open format better. It is nice to go at your own schedule instead of following a pre-set schedule to meet the Teachers.

Yes, Photobucket has its ups and downs. If you catch it during a down time, it is best to try and revisit at a later time.

Regarding prospective jobs, of course if I get two job offers at the same time, I do have to √ out both offers before accepting one. However I already know that Job #1 at the Music Store is much better and desirable, just because it will offer me a steady paycheck with benefits, whereas Job #2 is a freelance job of teaching private Violin and possibly Piano Students at a Music Studio, with zero benefits. Any private Music Teaching job is always freelance irregular work and income. Students will always come and go, and so does the Teacher's income along with it. But I never know if Job #1 will pan out at all. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and most especially your prayers for my ongoing job searches. This recession is the worst that my biz has ever been through, and the hardest times that I have endured since I started teaching Music out of college.

Thankfully my Saturday went well, as I shared at my Studio with pictures.

Good Night!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 12:43:01 AM

TT - that joke is very funny, especially as the football season is getting ready to start.

MT - I opened your picture yesterday and it would not completely load, just the gray screen, but tonight it worked.

The open house was just the parents from our house, both the kids stayed home to work on homework, etc. instead of going with us. They changed the format this year and instead of going to each child's class in order of the school day, it was truly open and you went to whichever teachers you wanted when you wanted. The good thing about doing it this way was that both of us could go to each class instead of us each only going to one child's classes.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:21:03 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
A recent sunset posted on the County web site by Ken Gagne.

I remember open house at school. A lot of parents came for their primary grade kids. Fewer and fewer as the kids aged. Let me know what you thought of what you heard/saw.

Continuing:

A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience. "Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents." Dumbfounded, her date asked, "What do you mean?" "Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it, and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was, 'Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!' I'm like, hello? It's only 25 cents!"

TGIF
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 3:20:35 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♩ I hope you and your children had a great time at Open House Night at school, with meeting the Teachers.

So sorry that you had difficulty viewing my PB pictures online. Sometimes you have to try back again at different times, as sometimes the PB website does go down and haywire. But thank you for √ing out what you were able to see. I am not sure about you needing a Photobucket Account in order to view more pictures, though, as some of my Studio Visitors don't have Photobucket Accounts, and yet they can view the pictures, which I have set to Public for ease of viewing.

Have a great Friday and weekend ahead!

Good Night! Here is a favorite camp picture of me roasting a jumbo marshmallow over the campfire with embers flying, on Saturday, August 16th!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:21:24 PM

TT - I liked that joke, except for the dying part (LOL). I like the counting topic better so far, but it has only been one day.

MT - I tried looking at the pictures you posted but I think Photobucket doesn't like me looking at so many without being signed up to use it. I had the same problem with the first group of pictures you posted.

Open house at our kids school tonight, so will be going to meet some of the teachers. It starts at 6 pm and they have you go through your child's schedule to meet the teachers as a "class."

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 8:04:55 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I think I like the new counting topic better. The other was confusing to me. I could have "won" once, but I avoided doing so and came back later once the 0,1,0 or whatever it was had passed.

Continuing:

There are 11 people hanging onto a rope that comes down from an airplane. 10 of them are blonde, and one is a brunette. They all decide that one person should get off because if they don't, the rope will break and everyone will die. No one can decide who should go, so finally the brunette delivers a very touching speech, ending with the words, "I'll get off." The blondes, all moved by the brunette's speech, start clapping. Problem solved.

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:20:17 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♪ I hope your work week is going well! Thank you for taking the time to √ out the pictures so far from my Church Youth Camp PB Album and for your kind words! Church Camp is such a wonderful way to vacation with like-minded Christian Church Friends, worship God in the great outdoors, and have fun together!

I posted more Church Camp pictures, as I shared on my newly updated link at my Studio tonight.

Good Night! Here is a picture of me at Silverwood Lake, playing the Staff Member's Violin. The Staff Member is to the left of this picture, wearing a brown T-Shirt.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 11:14:00 AM

TT - interesting jokes, thanks for sharing. I saw your MS post in MT's home. Our main computer is a Mac, so that does not apply to it, however, my kids both have Windows on their computers, will need to be sure to advise them about this.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 7:56:53 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Photo by Ken Gagne off the county web site. Osprey swoops along the coast looking for his breakfast.

Blonde jokes continue:

Blonde: "I'm on the road a lot, and my clients are complaining that they can never reach me."

Psychiatrist: "Don't you have a cell phone?"

Blonde: "They're too expensive, so I did the next best thing: I put a mailbox in my car."

Psychiatrist: "And do you receive any letters?"

Blonde: "No, but I figure it's because when I'm driving around, my zip code keeps changing."

HHD
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 9:21:57 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Jonathan Seagull from Ken Gagne, posted on the County web site.
I know a long shot.

You may want to read my important note in TL about MS updates.

For those of you with a good memory you will remember back when, I said that blonde jokes would continue. It's that time!

Once a blonde went to the library to get a book.

A few days later, she returns and says to librarian at the counter, "This book was very boring.

It had too many characters and too many numbers, so i would like to return it."

The librarian says to the other librarian, "So here is the person who took our phone book!"

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 11:33:22 PM

TT - not likely to see that turtle around here. Unfortunately, I don't know a lot of people living on the west coast.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 8:17:11 AM

Good Morning rasmataz.
It surprised me how many said they liked the music.

Your help is needed!
From the county web site, If you see this tropical turtle on a beach somewhere, it’s trying to get out of the cold water.

Yes, I know the majority of you don't live on the coast, but you might have friends or relatives on vacation.

"A large green sea turtle, which is listed as a threatened species in the Pacific Northwest, washed up on a beach in the Florence, Oregon, area. It appeared to be hypothermic, but unfortunately was returned to the water by passers-by. It will likely wash up again. If located, immediately call 1-800-452-7888 or (541) 961-6904. Please stay with the turtle until transport arrives and protect it from harm. Share this post so other people will be on the lookout for this turtle. Oregon Coast Aquarium NOAA Fisheries Service."

Florence is not in my county, but it is on the Central OR Coast.
If there is a follow up I'll let you know the outcome.

Have a Magical Monday!
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 11:41:21 PM

TT - thanks for the watermelon pics. I turned the music down so the voice was low enough not to interfere with the reading. My mind kept trying to listen to the words of the song, the music was nice and gentle to go with the video.

MT - I hope you had a great time camping. I will check your home for the details.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 8:34:16 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Your Sunday movie is, Lingering Memories by Karen Bunker.

The song is Marble Halls by Enya.

A couple comments from me. If you have a slower speed, please give it time to load.
Also, I think the movie is a good one on Net Hugs, not Vimeo, but I personally don't care for the song. You may or may not want to turn down/off the sound. There is text for you to read.

Hopefully, you will recall some good memories as you watch.

~peace
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 8:27:47 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
For you, "Abundant, penguin-like birds of the cooler northern oceans, Common Murres can be seen sitting upright on cliffs. Though their flight appears awkward, these medium-sized waterbirds dive and swim with great agility. Their nesting colonies, on rocky sea cliff ledges, are so densely packed that incubating adults actually touch others on both sides."


It's Friday on a summer's day so it must time to bring on the watermelon.

Agreeing with me are
the tortoises.
a dog.
a pair of ducks.
guinea pigs.
a raccoon.
take a look at kitty.

Now, do you want some, too?
Help yourself. Watermelon for each of you.

Yummy Friday!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 3:14:24 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♪ I hope your Thursday went well. Have a great Friday and weekend ahead!

Yes, I understand how sometimes the cost of travel is not worth the potential small earnings from a few recyclables. It is better to wait until you have enough to recycle first, before recycling for cash. That is what I usually do.

Today was busy with Church Youth Camp preparations, as I shared at my Studio with a picture. BTW, I will not be visiting your GB Home here again until after the time when I return home on Sunday evening, and settle down from my camping weekend. However you are welcome to visit at my Studio to read the brief Saturday afternoon update that I will post without pictures, during my limited time with free WI-Fi access.

Good Night!
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 12:01:52 PM

TT - do the murres fly or are they a flightless bird species? I had not heard of them until you mentioned them. Thanks for the link to the 787 info.

MT - we don't have enough of the money making recyclables to make money, especially by the time I spend time and gas to get them to the metal recycling plants which are a several miles away.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 8:31:15 AM

787 Boeing Dreamliner

Good Morning rasmataz,
Hope you are one day better today.

About a month ago we talked about Common Murres.

Reminder: Male and female Common Murres look alike with a distinctive dark, slender bill and a black-and-white color pattern that makes many people mistake them for penguins. In fact, the murre’s range is far removed from that of their antarctic cousins, and they can be found all along the coastlines of the northern hemisphere.

Two Murre chicks were born at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

another photo.

"They're just a handful right now, no bigger than a lemon, and most of that is feathers," said aviculturist Heather Olson. The baby birds are expected to grow bigger by the day.

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 12:50:38 PM

Good Morning, Rasmataz ♫ So glad your Son is improving and feeling better now. I hope and pray he makes a quick recovery and will be back to his routines again. Have a great day today!

Thank you for sharing how recycling works in your area. It is similar to ours. We also have curbside recycling, but I always set aside the more valuable recyclables to bring to the recycling center for cash, and then drop off the rest in the recycling bin for the city to collect.

Today at noontime my Mom and I will be attending the weekly Church Prayer Meeting. Before and after the Prayer Meeting we will continue preparing for Church Youth Camp coming up from August 15-17, and after the Prayer Meeting we will do errands together.

Have a Beautiful Wednesday!
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:06:54 AM

TT - I think that story would qualify, also. Thanks for sharing it.

MT - I have already been to your studio and saw your busy day yesterday and left some comments there.

My son is better today. I was able to sleep better last night, but not as well as I would like, I am feeling like a nap may be coming on soon.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 9:00:30 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Hope you both feel better today.
Good luck with Target.

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. I believe this story qualifies.

When a Salem, Oregon woman found her pet bearded dragon floating unconscious in his pool she immediately started CPR with chest compressions and blowing air into the lizard’s mouth.

The 62 year ol* woman who calls herself the reptile rescuer.
"I rescue bearded dragons,” she said. So many people get them and think they’re cute when they’re babies, and then they just ignore them or let them loose to die. People don’t know what to do with them when they get big. I want people to know I’ll take them in and find homes for them or keep them, and I’ll even give them mouth-to-mouth if that’s what it takes.”

She told Statesman Journal, the Salem paper, when she put her beloved Del Sol in his pool Tuesday she forgot to put rocks in so he could climb about. When she came back he was floating face up so she started resuscitation.

“I really couldn’t remember how many chest compressions should be given before a rescue breath, but he was blue so I just did it. I was really amazed it worked.”

Have a Wild and Whacky Wednesday!
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 3:21:30 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♪ So sorry your Son got sick, and you did not sleep well last night. I hope and pray your Son will get well and you will be able to catch up on much needed rest and sleep. I also hope and pray you will ace the Interview and get the job from Target.

Thankfully my day today went well, as I shared at my Studio with pictures.

Yes, I am looking forward to the long weekend with Church Youth Camp! It should be an exciting time for all of us.

Good Night!
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 5:13:20 PM

TT - I saw the sea lions on the dock in San Francisco several years ago, so can imagine/remember the noise very well.

MT - enjoy your weekend camping trip.

My son was home sick today, and I did not sleep very well last night. I took a nap after before lunch today and am feeling refreshed. My son seems to be doing better, so will probably go to school tomorrow. I got a call from Target yesterday because they had some questions about my application. They will call back later this week to set up interviews with the applicants.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Good Morning rasmataz,
Oh my gosh, I didn't even notice that. Yes, I used spell check.

No, not a hymn, just a great song. You have good memories associated with it.

Sea Lions bark their support for new sea lion dock project on the Bayfront!
Information from the county web site.
Pictures and captions by Ken Gagne.

Sea lions complain that there’s not much left of their old docks!

The sea lion dock foundation is up for a $10,000 grant from the city to continue plans to replace the facility with new docks!

Poor little guy, waiting for a spot on the dock! He no doubt votes yes for the grant!

Hopefully the sea lions will soon all have Terrific Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays...and so on.

Wishing you a Terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 2:31:22 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♫ I hope your week is going well with you and yours! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thank you so much for visiting my Studio. And yes, please feel free to visit anytime, whether or not you post messages over there.

Yes, I do live a busy and actively life. Usually my day of rest and naps is on unscheduled Sundays after Church. My busy life and schedules is the reason why I haven't been regularly visiting all of the GB Homes of those that I consider to be my GB Friends.

This week is busy due to many preparations needed for Church Youth Camp in tents from August 15-17. Today's happy updates and pictures are posted at my Studio.

Good Night!
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 11:36:01 PM

TT - Simon and Garfunkle were the ones my mom would listen to. I especially remember a pizza place we went to that had a juke box and we would play it nearly every time we were there. Thanks for the link (I see your spellcheck did not like Garfunkle, either, and changed it to Garfield.) MT had mentioned it as a hymn, but I never thought of it in that way.

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Good Morning rasmataz,

Bridge Over Troubled Water from Simon and Garfield for you. As far as I'm concerned the song belongs to them. I did not like the version in the Sunday movie with the squeaking guitar.

The sun goes down.
Photo by Barbara Beckman.

The moon shows up.
Photo by Jenny Tougas.

Sunday, sky watchers were treated to the sight of a so-called "supermoon" -- and it was the largest supermoon of the year.

The phenomenon -- any full moon that coincides with the time in the moon's orbit when it's closest to Earth.

In comparison to other full moons, supermoons can be up to 14 percent closer and 30 percent brighter, according to NASA. In addition, the August 2014 supermoon was full during the same hour that the moon comes closest to the Earth (lunar perigee), meaning it will outshine other full moons that have fallen on the same day as the lunar perigee.

The August supermoon may also pair nicely with the Perseid meteor shower, which should be visible this weekend when Earth passes through the debris zone left by Comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids, which may offer skywatchers a view of 100 shooting stars per hour, will peak between Aug. 10 and Aug. 13.

This year was an exceptional one for supermoons, with three appearing in a row --one each in July, August and September. The next supermoon will fall on September 9, 2014.

If you missed the moon last night take a look tonight. It was a bright orangy-yellow when I saw it Sunday morning.

Happy Monday!

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 12:52:43 AM

TT - sounds like you enjoyed your chicken, that is the main point of how it is seasoned. Thanks for the movie, the song was one of my mom's favorites. I may have to find one with the words for old time's sake.

MT - thanks for stopping by here to respond to my post in your studio. I peeked in tonight to see how you were doing, but did not post there.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 8:33:27 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
The neighbor gave me some chicken, a large leg and thigh, so I baked it yesterday before I went to the Farmer's market. Ate half and will eat the other half on Monday. Used seasoning salt on it. I don't season anything very much.

Your Sunday movie is, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, from Steve Politte.
The music by the same name is from Guitar Music Songs International.

There is no text, only the bridges and some train graphics.

Note that once again it is longer, but you can stop at any point along the way.

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Good Evening, Razmataz ♪ Thank you so much for visiting my newly moved Studio, and for the congrats! Yes, I do understand that our busy lives keeps us from keeping in touch more often.

So sorry about your recent job layoff, but I am glad you do have PT work as a Crossing Guard in the meantime while you are looking for a better FT work opportunity. Thank you for sharing what arrangements you made for both of your children to continue taking music lessons, but every other week. I actually have the family of three young Lady Piano Students taking lessons with me every other week, but unfortunately the Parents of two of them are having issues with not enough work and income, with one Parent who got downsized, and the other one recently laid off. So now unfortunately they are forced to quit Piano Lessons completely, unless their work and income situation improves.

Thank you so much for adding me to your prayers to find more Students and/or a new career #2. I will add you to my Prayer List for those actively looking for work, and yes, that list is growing due to this recession and weak job market.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 9:42:32 AM

TT - dinner was good, the chicken was seasoned with some lemon pepper seasoning.

I will work on being happy today. Right now I need to go mow the yard.

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 9:07:41 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Yum, your dinner.

Are you happy?
Today is Today is National Happiness Happens Day.

"Founded in 1999 by the Secret Society of Happy People as “Admit You’re Happy Day”, Happiness Happens Day is celebrated each year on August 8. This day was created to recognize and express happiness. August 8 was chosen as it is the anniversary of the first membership in 1998."

"The society encourages members to recognize their happy moments and think about happiness in their daily life. They have two motto’s which include; “Happiness Happens” and “Don’t Even Think of Raining on My Parade”. Their main purpose is to stimulate people’s right to express their happiness."

Therefore, this is the day to think of everything positive that makes you happy. Toss those negative thoughts away.

Happy TGIF!
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 10:37:05 AM

TT - dinner was roasted chicken breast, salad, and mixed vegetables. We do not have a vegetable garden.

Interesting thoughts on things to do - whether retired or not. ;-)

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Good Morning rasmataz,
What did you fix for dinner?
Do you have a veggie garden?

How To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Sanity in retirement.

1. Skip down the street rather than walk and see how many looks you get.

2. Order a diet water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

3. Sing along at the opera.

4. When the money comes out of the ATM, scream 'I won! I won!'

5. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the car park, yelling 'run for your lives! They're loose!

Enjoy a Thankful Thursday!
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 6:10:20 PM

TT - thanks for the info about the turtles, I know they are a specialty of yours.

Today is the 20th anniversary of when my wife and I were married. No real celebration today because of it being a Wednesday and our money is very tight right now. We also have church tonight, so not much time after she gets home from work. Tonight is my night to make dinner, though, so I better get started.

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