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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: Sep 19, 2014 8:12:38 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

I was/am near sighted so before the cataract surgery I could see ANYTHING close up by taking off my glasses. Now, very frustrating.

Turn back your car odometer:

A blonde made several attempts to sell her old car. She was having a lot of problems finding a buyer because the car had 340,000 miles on it. She discussed her problem with a brunette that she worked with at a bar.

The brunette suggested, "There may be a chance to sell that car easier, but it's not going to be legal."

"That doesn't matter at all," replied the blonde. "All that matters it that I am able to sell this car."

"Alright," replied the brunette. In a quiet voice, she told the blonde: "Here is the address of a friend of mine. He owns a car repair shop around here. Tell him I sent you, and he will turn the counter back on your car to 40,000 miles. Then it shouldn't be a problem to sell your car."

The following weekend, the blonde took a trip to the mechanic on the brunette's advice.

About one month after that, the brunette saw the blonde and asked, "Did you sell your car?"

"No!" replied the blonde. "Why should I? It only has 40,000 miles on it."

Have a Fantastic Friday!
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 3:46:59 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♪ I hope your week has gone well. Enjoy your Friday and weekend! Thank you for keeping up with my Studio updates and for your kind thoughts and prayers. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your inquiries on laser Eye Surgery.

Today's happy updates are posted at my cell phone.

Good Night!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 11:40:06 PM

MT - I don't like the idea of surgery, either, but wanted to check it out. I have trouble seeing without my glasses, so it would make it to where I wouldn't have to wear glasses all the time.

TT - I like that joke. I will keep the LASIK in the back pocket for some time in the future, maybe.

See you all when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 7:25:22 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
The LASIK is something to consider when you are able. I wore glasses for 65 years and it was so nice to no longer wear them following cataract surgery. The only thing is, I may have mentioned here previously, that I can no longer read smaller print. Bummer! Keep in mind I am not comparing cataract surgery to LASIK, only pointing out how great not to need glasses...at least for longer distance or most any distance in the bright sunlight.

Mind telling me the time?

BLONDE: "Excuse me, what time is it right now?"

WOMAN: "It's 11:25PM."

BLONDE: (confused look on face) "You know, it's the weirdest thing, I've asked that question thirty times today, and every time someone gives me a different answer."

Happy Thursday!
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 3:46:00 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♩ I hope your week is going well! Yes, laser eye surgery is never cheap. Although I don't like wearing glasses, I would rather wear glasses than go for laser eye surgery. I am one who would rather avoid surgery as much as possible, especially unnecessary elective surgeries.

Thank you for the congrats on my new GB red limousine, and for your encouraging words for my tasks at work, as well as my desire to fulfill my desire to play on my favorite piano in the store, the Yamaha C7X Concert Grand Piano! Thankfully I did get in a little time with that favorite piano before work today, and it set me into a very happy mood for the rest of the day. It was exactly the boost that I needed to get through my workday!

Thankfully my Wednesday went well, as I shared at my Studio.

Good Night!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 2:47:05 PM

MT - enjoyed catching up on the things going on with you at your place.

TT - FB is probably where I saw the maze image.

Had a free eye exam to check about LASIK for me this morning. Would be nice to not need to wear glasses all the time to see, but the cost is a bit high, especially without a full time job. With discounts, it was almost $5000 to do both eyes. I would still have to have reading glasses even after the procedure, but would not need them for driving, TV viewing.

See you all when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 8:04:20 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

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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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 8:02:10 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
So you did go to the fair, good for you.

KHF tells me she saw that corn cartoon on FB, but didn't know how to send it to me. I was curious so I made a quick trip to FB this morning. Tried several images and two I could save to send, one not. Maybe that's where you saw it.

Interesting, your number earlier. Your brain was engaged. :-)

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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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 2:59:06 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♫ I hope your new week has started off well. Thank you for reading back on my Sunday and for your kind words! And thanks for your understanding about my challenging situation with keeping in touch on GB. So many stories to share about my new job, with me being a Rookie on my third week of work. Today's updates are posted at my Studio.

Good Night! Please √ out my brand new GB red limousine, my all-time favorite GB car!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 11:39:21 PM

MT - sounded like a pretty good Sunday for you. I will check in your home for Monday's update.

TT - the fair would have been a good outing, but wife was working and kids were in school, so I went by myself. Other than getting in, I spent $5 on something for lunch. I have seen that graphic somewhere else before you shared it, but I don't think it was from you.

Posts:12,365 - my posts number for most of the day today. I am getting by here to post after doing all my other posts/points earlier in the day. When I saw it I thought "12 months in a year and 365 days in a year (+1 some years)" so it made it an interesting number to me, even if it was not repeating or a palindrome.

See you all when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:25:02 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Congrats on your win! I sure messed up yesterday in the one. I thought a number was skipped, but it had been posted by one of only two folks that I had on ignore. I'm glad 49er let me know. I now have no one on ignore. I only do it when someone messes up @(*0*)@'s home.

Okay on the fair. I just thought a good price for a family outing as long as you didn't spend a lot of other money when you were there such as buying the expensive food, and then there are the rides. Oh well! :-)

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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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 3:55:14 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♪ I hope all is well with you and yours. Have a great week ahead!

Thank you for keeping in touch here. Thank you also for the likes on my pictures shared on FB. Thankfully it was a nice weekend, except for the extreme heat wave we are going through with super hot temperatures.

Yes, it is very difficult for me to keep up with GB, as my life has gotten extra busy since taking up my FT job as Assistant Manger at Keyboard Concepts on August 28th. Even if I do have the weekends off, I now have to cram a part of the week's errands into my weekends, which does not leave me with enough time to rest at all on weekends. Then I still have to reply and make GB rounds in the evening to so many of my Studio fans, including you. That is why I am consistently late with my Studio posts, even on weekends.

I honestly pray that this recession will go away, and that times will be better like they once were. I really miss the days when my phone was busy ringing off the hook with many inquiries for violin and piano lessons, and gigs, and I was busy doing both and making good income from it all.

Even if I am blessed and grateful to have this great new job, honestly if only I had a choice and would be able to make it work out successfully, I still would rather go back into my FT self-employment in Music Teaching and Performing. My past FT Teaching and Performing gave me enough flexibility in my schedule to get tasks, errands, and family time in, which my present FT job no longer gives me. Now I no longer have the luxuries of free time, and even GB is getting more difficult to keep up with. But I don't want to burn bridges with all of my faithful friends like you who prayed for me to get this job when I needed it so much. I willingly go out of my way for special friends like you, even if it means having to stay up late at night to do so, as you did that for me too. It is give and take. Thank you for your understanding.

Sunday's happy updates are posted at my Studio.

Good Night!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 12:13:35 AM

TT - the $2 price was just for opening day, the normal adult price is $10. Tomorrow school age kids get in free at the fair, but OKC schools is not out, even though some other area schools are. So it would cost $10 for one of us to go with the kids if they even wanted to go. My kids don't have much interest in going, though. Besides, they may have to do homework so couldn't go anyway.

MT - you were up late on Saturday posting, your time shows you were posting at 1215 AM your time on Sunday (215 AM my time). I have already been by your place and you had not posted a Sunday update yet. I will look in the morning.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 7:14:17 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

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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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 3:15:58 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♩ Wishing you and yours a wonderful Sunday!

Thank you for acknowledging that you read my recent Studio updates even if you were unable to reply to them on the library computer.

Thank you for your wonderful comments about my Thursday and Friday at work! Yes, it is tricky being the only one in charge of the sheet music department, as although I have my one or two Managers on duty to help me out as needed, I still need to do as much of my own work on my own as needed, as my Managers also have their own work to take care of too. Even if money were not an issue, the ebb and flow of Customers makes it too difficult to go out for a lunch break, as I can't leave my Customers behind when they are in the store with me. I like to bring small bags of trail mix nuts, and that helps me stay satisfied when I can't sit down and eat lunch.

Today's happy updates are posted at my Studio.

Good Night!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 8:42:11 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Will your family go to the fair? $2.00 admission is unheard of. Is that for a special group or with a canned food donation of some such thing.

Congrats on your palindrome. Posts: 12,321!!

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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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 3:43:14 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♪ Thank you for your encouraging words for my productive training day yesterday!

I hope you and yours enjoyed your time at the Oklahoma State Fair!

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Today's happy updates are posted at my Studio.

Good Night! Remembering Patriot Day, 9-11-01.
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 11:27:48 AM

MT - I caught up with you at your home.

TT - I was going to say the buzzards were cooling off, but I like the idea of playing Simon Says. :-) I had heard something about the different colored lobsters on an animal show my son and I watched. It was probably on Animal Planet, but might have been BBC America. He may remember the show, I will try to ask him about it.

The Oklahoma State Fair begins today in OKC and admission is only $2, so I am headed to check it out in a few minutes.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 7:41:37 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

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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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 8:22:07 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

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 2:56:31 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♫ Yes, the partial training I have received so far has been okay, but I do look forward to much-needed full training from two Ladies from our Corporate Store this Wednesday morning! I still don't know how to do every aspect of my new job yet, because the previous Employee left suddenly and did not wait to train me on my job when I came in.

So sorry you had insomnia last night. Yes, there are pros and cons to using paper based planners vs. electronic planners. It is a matter of preference. I enjoy writing on paper, so a paper based planner feels good in my hands.

So sorry to read about your Church's fire in the sanctuary. That is good news your insurance company will cover the cost of the losses from the fire. If that happened to my Church, I would talk to the CEO of my company and he could possibly strike a really good deal on our replacement pianos and keyboards, since I am one of their current Employees.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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

Harvest Moon Blessings!
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 7:43:24 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I'm sorry. Too much on your mind, maybe.

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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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 5:12:57 AM

MT - sounds like the training is going well for your new job. I posted in your studio my comments about the planner and other things.

TT - I was able to see the moon on my way home from Shawnee after the first day of our singing retreat. We had clear skies.

For some reason I was having trouble sleeping so decided to get up and do my posts, etc. so I could get them done for the day. I am starting to feel sleepy again so will go back to bed after posting this. The alarm goes off for my wife at 5 (it is now just after 4), so I won't get much more sleep, except that I get to sleep for a little while after that as she starts her day.

See you when I see you. ♪

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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 2:59:47 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♫ I hope you and your family had a marvelous Monday! Thank you for reading back and √ing out pictures from my weekend, and for your kind words! Yes, I do enjoy planning ahead with my planner. I still use a traditional loose leaf binder medium sized planner instead of electronics. I like to write, so the traditional planner works well for me.

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

Good Night! Here is a picture of my workplace at sunset after closing time tonight!
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 7:49:22 AM

It's time to view another supermoon rasmataz,

Great that you are close enough to come home at night. Let me know how it goes. I'm sure you will enjoy yourself.

The Full moon, known as the harvest moon will appear on September 8th at 9:38PM EDT.

The moon will be positioned directly opposite the Earth and the sun at 01:38 UTC. It is also called the Harvest Moon because it takes place "closest to the September equinox each year." Also, American tribes called it the Full Corn Moon because fields of corn were harvested at this time of the year. Natural World News notes September's full moon is the third supermoon of the year 2014. This supermoon is also known as "perigee moon."

Let us know if you view it tonight.
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 1:30:49 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♪ I hope you and yours had a blessed Sunday! Have a wonderful new week ahead with the Singing Churchmen's retreat! How nice that it is relatively close enough to home for you to return home each day, which will save you plenty on hotel costs.

Thank you so much for keeping in touch here and on FB with the likes on my pictures! Yes, the Birthday Party of my Cousins' Son Vincent was very nice! Thank you also for your kind thoughts for my day at Church today, and rest afterward. Today's happy updates and pictures are posted at my Studio.

Yes, training is always one of the most difficult and stressful aspects of starting any new job. I have one more training session to go on Wednesday, when two Ladies from the Sherman Oaks Keyboard Concepts Store will visit my store to complete my training for me. After that, I should be able to fully and competently run my role as Assistant Manager!

Good Night!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 8:30:08 PM

TT - my daughter had not done any babysitting.

MT - enjoyed the stories of your weekend at your place. Now that you have the first week behind you at work, the rest should be better.

Will have retreat tomorrow and Tuesday for Singing Churchmen at OBU. It is in Shawnee, OK, about a 45 minute drive, so will drive down and come back to sleep in my own bed tomorrow. Since the group is made of men from all across the state, a lot of them will rent hotel rooms for the night and stay locally.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 8:02:36 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
That's a lot! Shows that nothing is cheap, anymore. Does she baby sit?

Today's movie is entitled, Logan's Calf Story.
The 2 minute movie is a Steve Politte video presentation.

Under the movie, he says he made the video "several years ago, about a little boy and a tough decision he had to make, and did the right thing, because as he says it, "God loved His Son." Be touched the this heartwarming story. God bless."

May you be blessed.
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 1:42:02 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♪ I hope your weekend is going well! I hope you can find creative ways to raise money for your Daughter's formal Quinceañera dress. When times were very hard for me financially during the times when I was losing too many Students, one way that I raised money for needs was by collecting and bringing sorted recyclables to the Recycling Centers.

Thank you for letting me know that you have been reading back and enjoying the stories and pictures of my days at work. Yes, the first full week of work will always be one of the most challenging, especially with the training part.

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: Sep 6, 2014 3:36:09 PM

TT - more beautiful pictures you shared

MT - caught up with your updates today.

Enjoyed lunch at a local Mexican place with my wife the other day. My daughter was supposed to have quincenera practice again today, but it was cancelled due to rain we are having, since they were practicing outside. The dresses are going to cost about 85 dollars, so we need to come up with some extra money somewhere.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 8:13:21 AM

Good Friday Morning rasmataz,
How nice that the 2 of your could have lunch together.

I clicked on your avatar and I see your consecutive days are back, 811 days.

What a perfect way to end the week with sunsets posted on the county web site.

Sunset from Donna Plummer.

Fishing on Alsea Bay by Jeff Cox.

Sunset over Toledo from Brooke Foiles.

Our flag continues to fly
as the sun sets into the ocean, Photo by Dr. G phD.

“Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches. Cool to warm. So is the progression from childhood to ol* age.”
~Vera Nazarian
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 4:12:30 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♫ I hope your day at work went well! Have a great Friday and weekend!

Thank you for taking the time to read my long updates and for your kind words on my new job! Yes, the laid back atmosphere and flexibility are priceless and unexpected perks of my new job. PTL! Yes, dragonfruits are edible produce. I just ate a big slice of dragonfruit for dinner tonight, and it was so delicious!

Thankfully I had a terrific Thursday at work, as I shared at my Studio with pictures.

Good Night!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 10:13:27 AM

MT - will go check out your post after this to stay caught up with what is going on in your life.

TT - the cat is not in here right now, but I will try to play it for him once he is.

My wife did not have anything to take with her for lunch today so I will be going to have lunch with her today.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 7:57:28 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I love your "tail" about your cat. Try him out on the seal sound today and let me know what happens.

Been a LONG time since I saw Oklahoma which was at a theater. Glad to hear you got to see it. a classic.

How would you like this view from your backyard?

Not sure what you're looking at?

How about now?

seal talk, (10 sec.)

The pics were taken by Glen Weaver with his camera zoom from his backyard and posted on the County web site.

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 3:11:01 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♫ So glad you and your family enjoyed the Art Festival together! I love the arts! What a treat for all of you.

Thank you for taking the time to read my long work updates, and for your kind words! Yes, different personalities can work together for the greater good at work, with families, at Church, and in other social settings. I hope your week is going well!

Today's happy updates and a picture, are posted at my Studio.

Good Night!
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Hi!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 9:53:38 AM

TT - I have been stopping by, but not leaving any tracks. I played the sounds for the sparrow and my cat became very interested in the sound. So much so that he is on the computer desk, trying to figure it out, even after I quit playing them. I had to move the keyboard to my lap to type until he decided to move on.

We had a good time looking at the art at the Arts Festival. No money and not much of anything we would have had a place for if we could have bought anything. They did have a booth where you could paint your own ceramic tile or pot and my daughter painted a tile, which they fired and it was ready about an hour later. We did this first, so it was ready before we went to the movie. Enjoyed seeing "Oklahoma" on the big screen in the theater.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 8:50:35 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Whoops, another day you've gone missing.

You're looking at a White Crowned Sparrow taken by Donna Plummer and posted on the County web site.

White-crowned Sparrows appear each winter over much of North America to grace our gardens and favorite trails (they live in parts of the West year-round). The smart black-and-white head, pale beak, and crisp gray breast combine for a dashing look – and make it one of the surest sparrow identifications in North America. Watch for flocks of these sparrows scurrying through brushy borders and overgrown fields, or coax them into the open with backyard feeders. As spring approaches, listen out for this bird’s thin, sweet whistle.

Want to hear it's song or/and call?
Scroll down on this page and click on sound.

For me, it didn't begin automatically, but when I clicked on song/call, I could hear each sound.

Have a whistling good Wednesday!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 8:28:44 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Everything okay or are you just busy?

Look carefully.
This is a photo of valella jellyfish taken by Ken Gagne and posted on the county web site.

From USA Today.
Ocean-goers up and down the West Coast have spent weeks photographing thousands of mysterious sea creatures washing up on seashores from Washington to California, reports CNN.

Called Velella velella, or "by-the-wind sailors," the silver-purple sea creatures that vaguely resemble jellyfish are typically found well out in the ocean, but experts say not to worry, unusually strong winds are the likely culprit.

The small creatures have a tiny fin that acts a bit like a sail, allowing them to float along the ocean's surface. And while breezes tend to take them well out to sea, they can occasionally be carried onto shore if conditions are just right

Here is a close up of a tiny Valella. When I used to walk on "my" beach I would see them.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 8:09:49 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

It has been so quiet here the last few days. I sent @(*0*)@, @(o)@ and @(e)@ to California in a Turtle taxi to visit their grandma, KHF.

Here is a photo of them in grandma's tree that I took on one of our prior visits. Shelly was with them then, but this visit she stayed home in OR to keep me company.

Riley on the right was excited because he likes to climb trees and now he had someone to climb with him
The other kitty pictured is Chloe.

Here we have Carly, Gideon and Odie. The Boys hadn't met Odie yet.

Let's not forget about Eve.

Grandma KHF sure had a houseful this weekend.

@(*0*)@, @(o)@ and @(e)@ will be returning home sometime later today.

Happy Labor Day!
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:27:57 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Thanks for telling about me "q." I did stop and read yesterday. :-)

How was the Arts Festival? Oklahoma was one of the first lp's I bought when I was a teen. I could still have it among my record collection. Sold some, but I got too little so I kept the rest. I only have 2 Gaither's cds. but I have a bunch of their lp's. Not talking about the current group as I don't care much for them.


Your Sunday movie is, A Lifetime Wish For You. by Jacqueline Ramm.

The song is "I Will Be Here For You" by Michael W. Smith.

Note that there is text to read as well as the background vocal song. You may find it easier to choose one or the other. There is a final frame after the credits.

May you be blessed!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 3:15:05 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♩ Have a great Labor Day weekend with your family, and your Daughter's participation in her friend's quinceañera, and whatever you will do together. I know what it is like to have tight finances and to try to have fun on limited budgets. But thankfully I live in a touristy area, so there are more than enough local places to enjoy on a budget around my hometown. I hope you know of similar places you and yours can enjoy this holiday weekend. Yes, I know about the quinceañera tradition, as I studied about it in Spanish class when I was in high school. Filipinos have a similar tradition for young ladies who turn 18, known as Kutilion. I did not have a kutilion on my 18th birthday, but a simple gathering to celebrate my 18th Birthday and graduation from high school at my Aunt Ruby's former home in Long Beach, CA.

Thank you for taking the time to read my long work updates, and for your encouraging words for Day #1 of work yesterday and today's workday. Today's updates and pictures of my work lunch area and kitchenette, are posted at my Studio.

Good Night!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:56:18 PM

TT - the quinceanera is a Latin American custom for a celebration when a girl turns 15 - according to the computer dictionary - quinceañera |?kinsa-?n'ye(?)r?| noun
(in Latin America and among Latinos) a celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday and her transition from childhood to adulthood, typically involving a mass followed by a party: weddings, baptisms, quinceañeras, birthdays, Christmas, and other holidays are all celebrations that bring families together.

Did some shopping and errands today with my wife. Also visited a lady from our church who was in the hospital. My wife is picking up the kids from school instead of them riding the bus home. I am about to go do crossing guard for after school. At this time we are planning to go to an Arts Festival tomorrow. This is an annual event (since 1978) held on a local community college. This year they are also showing a newly re-mastered version of the musical "Oklahoma" as part of the celebration in their new Performing Arts building.

See you when I see you. ♪

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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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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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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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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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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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