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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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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 10:50:57 AM

TT - thanks for the cookies and the neat graphics.

Enjoyed the kids concert last night. They did a good job. The director stated in a conversation after the concert that she was pleased, especially for only working on their pieces for a couple of months during school, only 2 or 3 times per week. I would also add that they just returned from 2 weeks of fall break. Here is a youtube of another choir singing the final song, the beginning is just introducing it and is silent, the actual song starts at about 12 seconds. Last night, the director told us before they sang that this was a selection from All State several years ago and that she has not had a group she felt able to perform this song well in the last 6 or 7 years.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 8:19:37 AM

Happy Halloween rasmataz,
Thanks for the update.
May the pt job lead to a full time job later.

Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat.

Help yourself to a Halloween cookie.

TGIF
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 2:48:29 PM

TT - I had not heard about the sea star issue before, thanks for sharing and for the pictures.

Had orientation to be a Driver Helper with UPS today. It is seasonal work and no guaranteed hours. Will be part-time for now and hours should increase as get closer to Christmas. The orientation was about 3 hours plus driving to and from, so have not had much chance to get anything else done today, so will work on that now until time for crossing guard. My kids choir concert is tonight at their school, so will go there this evening for that.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 8:28:19 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Definitely sounds like pleasant temps are ahead. After all, snow is predicted for part of the country.

Juvenile sea stars on the Florence jetty, the county to my south.

Highlights from the article.

Divers in the Pacific Northwest faced a gruesome landscape over the past few months. Sea stars, stricken with a wasting syndrome whose cause has puzzled scientists across the globe, were disintegrating arm by arm into pale piles of gelatinous goo.

A glimmer of hope appeared on Florence’s North Jetty this month in the form of juvenile stars. An aquarium volunteer first noticed the tiny invertebrates during a recreational dive. She let the Aquarium know and a team was deployed the next day to survey the area.

The aquarium Safety Officer who led the science dive team said, “It was overwhelming, when we first got down there it looked like the rocks were covered with barnacles. We soon realized those white spots were thousands and thousands of stars. I have never seen them in numbers like that, it was pretty incredible.”

The thumbnail-sized juveniles were so abundant, as many as 202 in a square meter, that divers had to change their survey technique to get an accurate sample of the stars’ numbers before they ran out of air.

This may be the first sign of recovery in Oregon, where sea star wasting syndrome has ravaged local star populations.

Thousands of juvenile starfish, offspring of those who died off during recent “wasting” episode along the coast.

Have a Thankful Thursday!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 11:00:31 AM

TT - I am glad that when I am inside we have AC to be able to get out of the heat when it is that hot. I am watching/listening to a live webcast right now so will watch the video of the elephants later. Thanks for sharing it.

With the cool front that came through, etc. our temp was down to 42° this morning when I went to do crossing guard. We had a high of 71° yesterday and forecast is to be about the same today or a little more. Will be cooling down again for Friday and Saturday, where highs are forecast to be in the 60's.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 8:12:18 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I don't think the large pumpkins are marketable. Some are grown only to be entered in contests.

Oh my, is that hot! I guess you get used to it.

It's almost time for Halloween and as happens every year at the Oregon Zoo it was the squishing the squash party by the elephants the other day.

The video is 2 min. in length. I would suggest you view the first minute and watch Lily the baby elephant as she climbs on top of one of the pumpkins. The largest pumpkin weighs in at 1,266-lbs.

Happy Wednesday!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 10:09:16 AM

TT - I remember someone at a college prep meeting saying that SATs were used more on the coasts and ACTs more in the central part of the country, mostly depending on the universities as to what they prefer, some will accept either. It does seem like they keep trying to grow larger pumpkins every year. Not sure how marketable they are when they get that big, but they get the farmer in the spotlight for a while.

Posted just after you on both the Winner's Choice counts.

We have been having record (or near record) heat the last several days, but a cool front came through last night and we are back to average temps for fall again. 92° F was the new record on Friday, had upper 80s through yesterday. High today is forecast to be 69° which is just under the average of 70 for today. I have the windows open to help keep the house cool instead of running the AC.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 9:04:50 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
No ACT here. Son said SAT's mostly in the west. Maybe that's why I'm not familiar with the ACT's.

Son said grandson is applying for 3 schools, but will probably end of living at home and going to OR State. All 3 have what he wants which is now PT. I was told it now takes a PHD for PT. Gosh!

Seems like every year there is the "largest pumpkin."

Hopefully a job offer soon.

We had quite the wind and rain storm on Saturday.
The following photos with captions from Ken Gagne were posted on the county web site.

Pelicans out there…lookin’ pretty grumpy!

These pelicans don’t need storm warning signs to tell ‘em which way the blows!

Bumper to bumper traffic just trying to stay warm!

"Groober" takes off saying…”You guys can have this stuff! I’m headed for Miami!”

"I'm on a bead to Biscayne Bay, boys!”

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 10:52:07 AM

TT - yes, I know why. I hope my son did well on his ACT, also. He will need all the scholarships he can get to attend the University he has as his first choice.

Thanks for the pumpkin facts. I thought I heard that there was a new record in largest pumpkin this year, but I may not be remembering correctly.

My children have been on Fall Break the last 2 weeks and started back to school today. Where I do crossing guard was also off, so I had to start back today, however, it also means I will not get paid for the last 2 weeks, either. I will still get Unemployment payments, though. Have to be really careful with our spending for now. Hopefully will get full time employment soon.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 7:09:29 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Darn...I could have posted #100 in one of the counting topics, but had to pass. You know why.

I suppose there are often should haves, when tests are taken. I hope he did well.

Yesterday was National Pumpkin Day. Nothing says we can't celebrate it today.

Some facts about pumpkins.

It is the perfect time of the year to celebrate National Pumpkin Day.
Pumpkin (squash) is native to North America.

The ol*est evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC and were found in Mexico.

The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which is Greek for “large melon”.

Within the past 10 years, white pumpkins have become more popular in the United States.

1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the United States each year.

In September 2012, Ron Wallace’s 2,009 pound Atlantic Giant pumpkin in Rhode Island set the current world record.

Canned pumpkin may be recommended by veterinarians as a dietary supplement for dogs and cats that are experiencing certain digestive ailments.

Help yourself to a pumpkin choc chip cookie.

Yum!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 1:53:00 PM

TT - thanks for the Sunday movie, listening as I post.

My son said he thinks he did OK on the ACT, but will have to wait for the results. He did say that he took longer on some questions than he should have or should have moved on and come back to them.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 8:44:42 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
What did your son say about the ACT?

Your Sunday movie is Love Songs performed by BJ Morbitzer.

From the website by Steve Politte, "I made this video in honor of B.J. Morbitzer's 70th birthday on the Sunday, October 26. Two beautiful Love Songs as performed by him, in one video. Happy Birthday B.J. God bless and enjoy."

You may want to listen as you post or simply take time out to listen to the music. If you don't have 6 minutes then listen to as much as you have time for. It's up to you if you either watch or pass on the graphics.

Enjoy~
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 11:49:52 PM

TT - thanks for stopping by even on Saturday. I know you don't usually come by.

No neither of my kids are into sports much, and neither are my wife and me. We will watch some of our favorite teams, but that is the extent of it.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 8:47:25 AM

Good Morning on no-round Saturday.
I did peek in later yesterday, but as you know, you were absent.

Thanks for the update. I'm sorry you've heard nothing yet. The wheels sometimes move very slowly.

I like your family night plan for Fridays. I gather your kids aren't into sports as you haven't mentioned it.
Grandson played in his next to last high school football game last night...unless they make the play offs. I don't know about that.

I'll have to ask son about the ACT's as I don't know if grandson has taken them yet. I think the 2 of them are suppose to visit the University of Oregon today.

See you tomorrow with the movie.
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 12:20:19 AM

TT - thanks for the jokes, I think they were both repeats to me as they sounded familiar.

I thought I had posted here yesterday, but must not have since it is not here. I did not get any emails from the USPS yesterday, so don't know what the status is. I can call the second place on Monday and see if he knows anything. I received a letter about my background check with UPS, but I have not heard from them, either. The background check was clean so I don't know what the issue might be.

My wife took today off from work, so the family spent some time doing some things around the house and some errands. On Friday evenings we have family night and rotate who chooses the activity, tonight was my son's night and we watched "Hercules" on Netflix and then played a Gamecube game on the Wii. My son is taking the ACT test tomorrow morning, so will be getting up earlier than usual for a Saturday. Will be heading off to bed soon after posting here.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:12:56 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I'll check here later.

Spouting Horn, Depoe Bay, taken by Greg Henton.

Clean those restrooms:

On her way home from a long trip, a blonde drove past a sign that said "CLEAN RESTROOMS 8 MILES."

By the time she drove eight miles, she had cleaned 43 restrooms.

Happy Friday!
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 8:32:23 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I did peek in yesterday to check your employment status.
Decisions, decisions...did you make one?

Why are you yelling that?

A painting contractor was speaking with a woman about her job.

In the first room, she said she would like a pale blue.

The contractor wrote this down and went to the window, opened it, and yelled out "green side up!"

In the second room, she told the painter she would like it painted in a soft yellow.

He wrote this on his pad, walked to the window, opened it, and yelled "green side up!"

The lady was somewhat curious, but she said nothing.

In the third room, she said she would like it painted a warm rose color.

The painter wrote this down, walked to the window, opened it and yelled "green side up!"

The lady then asked him, "Why do you keep yelling 'green side up'?"

"I'm sorry," came the reply. "But I have a crew of blondes laying sod across the street.

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 4:43:09 PM

TT - interesting joke, thanks for sharing.

Had a call yesterday afternoon about another USPS position in a nearby town, Mustang. It is a clerk position and not a mail carrier. Does not pay quite as much as the mail carrier position and is about a 35 minute drive to the location. Went to the interview this afternoon and just got back a little bit ago. The clerk position would be 24-30 hours each week on a regular basis, but the other one is not as many hours each week, plus the long drive would use more gas, etc. Have to figure out if it is worth the drive.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:49:05 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Synchronized Flying from Kerry Terrell.

I'll check back later today to see if there is an update.

I deserve a first class seat:

A blonde gets on an airplane and sits down in the first class section of the plane. The stewardess rushes over to her and tells her she must move to coach because she doesn't have a first class ticket. The blonde replies, "I'm blonde, I'm smart, I have a good job, and I'm staying in first class until we reach Jamaica."

The disgusted stewardess gets the head stewardess who asks the blonde to leave. The blonde yet again repeats "I'm blonde, I'm smart, I have a good job and I'm staying in first class until we reach Jamaica." The head stewardesses doesn't even know what to do at this point because they still have to get the rest of the passengers seated to take off; the blonde is causing a problem with boarding now, so the stewardess gets the copilot.

The copilot goes up to the blonde and whispers in her ear. She immediately gets up and goes to her seat in the coach section. The head stewardess asks the copilot in amazement what he said to get her to move to her correct seat. The copilot replies, "I told her the front half of the airplane wasn't going to Jamaica."

HHD
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 2:19:51 PM

TT - thanks for the prayers. Interesting blonde joke today and thanks for the link to the picture.

Thanks for noticing my palindrome posts number.

Should hear from the USPS job by noon tomorrow to know if moving on to the next steps, which are background checks and drug test. Should be no problem on either of those. Will be sure to keep you updated here.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:25:18 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Said a prayer that one of the jobs has "you name" on it. Let me know.

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:-)

First experience horse riding

A blonde decides to learn and try horse back riding unassisted without prior experience or lessons. She mounts the horse with great effort, and the tall, shiny horse springs into motion.

It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slip from the saddle. Out of shear terror, she grabs for the horse's mane but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly oblivious to its slipping rider.

Finally, giving up her frail grip, she leaps away from the horse to try and throw herself to safety.

Unfortunately, her foot has become entangled in the stirrup. She is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground again and again. As her head is battered against the ground, she is mere moments away from unconsciousness or even death when Frank, the Wal-Mart manager runs out to shut the horse off.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:07:16 AM

Hi petey, good to see you in my home. Come back anytime.

TT - that is a joke I don't remember hearing before. Pretty smart of her to double check her answers. :-)))

I have an interview with USPS tomorrow morning about 10 AM CT. Should here about UPS Driver Helper position sometime tomorrow also, since the follow up is supposed to be on Wednesday. It is part time and not every day, though. Praying for the Lord's guidance to the job for me.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:41:22 AM

hi ras
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:05:30 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
They're over for another year.
At least if gave the two of you some time to wander around together while waiting for the party to be over.

Should I ask? Anything about the 2 jobs yet or too soon?

The blonde test taker.

A blonde reports for her university final exam which consists of mainly true and false questions. She takes her seat in the examination hall, stares at the question paper for five minutes, and then in a fit of inspiration takes her purse out, removes a coin and starts tossing the coin and marking the answer sheet: true for heads and false for tails. Within thirty minutes she is all done, whereas the rest of the class is still working furiously.

During the last few minutes, she is seen desperately throwing the coin, swearing and sweating. The moderator, alarmed, approaches her and asks what is happening.

"I finished the exam in a half hour," she replies. "Now I'm rechecking my answers."

Happy Monday!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:21:15 PM

TT - only peeked in here yesterday, since it was a later night than usual, I didn't do much more than get my points yesterday. Those that showed up for her party seemed to enjoy it. Had to take a couple of the kids home, so was over later for us than the first one. My wife and I wandered around the mall a little while we were there, mostly window shopping. We did buy some things from Bath and Body Works store, though, hoping to get a head start on Christmas shopping.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:07:22 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I did read here yesterday but was waiting so I could hear how #2 went. Brand new term for me, cosplaying, as you may have guessed.
Yum, the pie...simple but good.

Agreed, which is why I'll make sure that I don't win either game again.

Your Sunday movie is entitled Autumn is Near, from Chee Chee Martin.

The music is "Sweetness and Light" by Chuck Brown.

The movie is shorter than stated unless you want to listen longer to the music. After the credits there is a poem which concludes the graphics.

Hoping you have a peaceful autumn Sunday!
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 1:10:18 AM

TT - interesting ice fishing joke - sounded familiar to me, but not sure from where. Good to hear it again, though. Yes, it is much simpler to always do the same thing on those counting topics. I do several 100 to 0 countdowns, that always start again at 100 for the next poster. I like the winner's choice ones because, if you win, you choose the next direction to go. The next person posts the next number in one of them, in the other one (#2) the winner posts the next start, 0 or 100, in the same post as the win. But, since it is not consistently the same way, it can get confusing.

Up late tonight since it is Friday night, but will be going to bed soon anyway. Have to finish preparing for daughter's birthday party #2. Yes, it will be similar to the other one, except that several of them will be "cosplaying" which is dressing up in costumes as they wander around the mall. They will be having slime pie instead of cake for this party, though. Slime pie, according to one recipe, is lime jello and cool whip combined and put into a pie shell (we are using store-bought graham cracker crust), then refrigerated.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:33:10 AM

I'm back to making sure I don't win in either of those up/down counting topics I do since I just don't get it. Seems to me it's a lot more complicated than it needs to be.

Thanks for correcting the one.

I have a count down from 10,000 by 5 topic and when someone gets to zero it simply starts over at 10,000. Much simpler.



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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:21:17 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I appreciate the synopsis of the party as not what I had in mind, but does sound like a good one. Now she gets to do it all over again. Will the 2nd one be similar?

I'm going ice fishing!
A blonde who got a fishing rod for her birthday decided to go ice fishing to make good use of her gift. Early the next morning, she got all her gear together and headed out to the ice.

When she reached her final destination, she cut a large hole in the ice and dipped the rod in. Then suddenly she heard a voice that said: "There are no fish in there".

So she moves to another spot and cuts another hole, but then the same voice spoke again and told her there were no fish in there.

So she moves again, and the voice tells her there are no fish in there. So she looks up and sees an irritated man staring down at her.

"How do you know there are no fish there?" asks the blonde.

So the man cooly says "Well first of all, this is a hockey rink, and second of all, you're going to have to pay for those holes."

Have a Funtastic Friday!
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 12:50:46 AM

TT - interesting joke, thanks for sharing.

My daughter had 3 friends show up for the party today. Her idea for these parties is to meet at the mall and wander around visiting, etc. while they do. We had a late breakfast and had not had lunch before her party, but I was not hungry until after getting to the mall, so I got something to eat while I waited. My wife was able to get off work a little bit early, so she came and joined me and we visited about her day. One of her friends had to leave early. We then left the mall and picked up some pizzas and went to a park to eat and have cake, then the parents picked up the remaining friend. The park was right across the street from the other friend's house, so she just walked home. Came home and watched a Netflix video that came in today with the family and then we had devotion and got ready for bed (where I will be going to shortly after posting here).

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 7:58:44 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Thanks for the info about your "kids."
Let me know how the two birthday parties go. How many friends is she having to each one?

Blonde jokes are back.
Thank you niaw for sharing this one with me.

A blonde and her husband are sleeping when the neighbor’s
dog starts barking. The blonde sighs, shakes her fist and says 'Wait until you see what I'm going to do to those neighbors!' She runs out of the house and five minutes later she comes back with a smile on her face. The husband asks 'So, what did you do?' The blonde says 'Well, I took the dog from their yard and I put it in our yard to see how they like it having the neighbor’s dog barking all night.'

Have a Great Day!
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:56:25 AM

TT - We have some river otters at the OKC Zoo and they can be pretty playful, I can guess how the older ones would react to the new and younger otter. Thanks for the story.

My son drives, but still on his permit with a licensed driver in the other front seat with him. We have pushed the issue with him recently by having him drive to and from church most of the time the last couple of weeks. He will also drive home from his or his sister's voice lessons on Mondays. We are trying to get him some more practice behind the wheel.

My daughter has scheduled the first of her birthday parties for tomorrow, the other one is Saturday.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 8:27:31 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Thanks for catching me up on what is happening with your family.
Does your son drive now? I applaud your daughter for what she is doing.

Rescued seal pup Juno meets geriatric Eddie for first time at the Oregon zoo's Steller Cove otter habitat.

The zoo's two geriatric otters — Thelma and Eddie, both 16 — are now hanging out with 8-month-old Juno, and keepers say the pup's youthful exuberance is keeping the older otters on their toes.

Juno, who arrived at the zoo May 13, was found orphaned on a California beach in January. The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation program arranged for her rescue, but — with no experienced adult otters available to rear her — the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deemed the young pup non-releasable and approved her transfer to the Oregon Zoo.

Eddie and Thelma have lived at the Oregon Zoo since 2000, on long-term loan from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Like Juno, both were rescued along the coast of California, where they were abandoned as pups in 1998.

Considered a keystone species, sea otters play critical role in the Pacific Coast marine ecosystem, promoting healthy kelp forests, which in turn support thousands of organisms.

HHD or perhaps HTE&JD!
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TT - thanks for the update on the lion cubs and for the green M&Ms, I like mint flavored things.

Since my kids are on fall break I don't have as much time on the computer. I only peeked in yesterday and did not get to read all about the cub's new names until today. We have had some good rain over the weekend and yesterday. Also, the temps have cooled down to fall temps, our high today is forecasted to be 70°, which is below the average. It should get warmer the rest of the week. Turned off the AC, but will need to turn it back on probably tomorrow, since it will be above my comfort zone. ;-)

My daughter is trying to keep things pleasant between her friends so not inviting them both to the same party. She doesn't want to get in the middle of things, except for possible times they are in class together she is not usually around them at the same times. As far as driving, she is planning on learning from the driver's manual so she can get her permit as soon as she can, but will probably practice in empty parking lots with us a few times before that. This is sort of what my son did, but he was almost 17 when he got his permit, he was a bit reluctant to practice driving, though.

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 8:32:09 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

akmom shared this carton with me and now it's my turn to share it with you.

For each of you, a bag of green M&M's.
Enjoy!

Happy Tuesday!
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Good Morning rasmataz,
Thanks for watching the movie.
That's an honor, for you to fill in as the music director.

As I read about your daughter's friends..."oh dear." No way to get the two together?
Can kids drive at 15 in OK?
I had to look up Oregon, and you can get an instructional permit here at 15 with a number of restrictions. I thot it was ol*er than that. Too young!

Kya's cubs now have names.

"The votes are in — more than 10,700 of them — and the month-old lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo now have names instead of numbers. Following an online selection process that drew national attention this past week, Kya's cubs will henceforth be known as Hasani, Mashavu and Niara."

The male of the litter — previously known as cub No. 6 — will now go by Hasani, a Swahili name meaning "handsome."

Mashavu, formerly cub No. 7, was initially the largest of the young trio though recently her brother and sister have caught up; her name is Swahili for "chubby-cheeked."

And Niara, aka cub No. 8, now has a Swahili name meaning "one with high purpose."

"Mom and the cubs continue to do well," said Laura Weiner, senior keeper for the zoo's Africa section. "The little ones are all walking around and exploring. They still look like little fluff balls, but they are feisty and energetic."

A BIG thank you to each of you who voted.

Have a roaring great Monday.

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TT - good movie, enjoyed the colorful pictures.

Our music minister is out of town this week and I led music in church service this morning. Getting some rain here now and a cool front is coming behind to cool things off some more, getting to feel more like fall. My kids have fall break this week and next week, also at crossing guard school. No crossing guard also means no pay for it. Things will be a little tighter for a bit, money-wise. Already been tight, but going to be extra this next week. Daughter turned 15 today. She says she is ready to start learning to drive. She also has planned 2 birthday parties this week, so also extra costs for that. The reason for 2 parties is that she has 2 friends that don't like each other and can't get along if together, so she is keeping them separated.

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Good Morning rasmataz,
Good luck on both!

Today's shorter Sunday movie is entitled, Sweet Autumn Air by Marlys Wilson.

The music is "Autumn Splendor" from Audio Blocks.

Adtl. information:
The media content is from Image Vine and Glitter Graphs.
It is a Steve Politte video presentation.

Happy Autumn Days to each of you!
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TT - I heard something about the Disney lemmings on a clue in Jeopardy this week. I did already know that it was a myth that they did the mass suicide thing.

Had a test to work for the Postal Service today. I did OK on it, now to see what the next step is, probably interviews. I also have another interview with UPS on Tuesday for a different position, which is part time and only for the busy holiday season.

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Good Morning rasmataz,
I saw her moon photo. I also saw a number of pics of it on TV that were shared with us.

Animal myths conclude:

Lemmings commit suicide.

No, lemmings don’t mindlessly follow each other to an untimely demise. This wholly unfounded myth may derive from population fluctuation among lemmings, with frequent die-offs and population booms. The phenomenon is still not well understood, leading to the belief that the small rodents boldly die by mass suicide for the good of the group. This misconception was reinforced by a scene in a 1958 Disney movie, "White Wilderness," in which lemmings follow each other off a cliff to their death.

Have a Fabulous Friday!
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 12:39:34 AM

Just a quick stop after coming home from the concert. Had a great time of worship.

TT - thanks for the animal myths. Sorry you could not see the moon, MT had a good picture of it. We had a little bit of high clouds here so it was kind of muted red.

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Good Morning rasmataz,
No eclipse here, been overcast or/and foggy the last couple mornings.
Good for you for figuring out your router issue.

Thursday's animal myth:

Camels store water in their humps.

It’s known that camels are incredibly well-adapted to survive the harsh desert climates they call home, but their ability to avoid dehydration stems in part from oval-shaped red blood cells, not by carrying giant organic water jugs on their backs. Their humps actually store fat to tide them over on long walks through the desert where there is little to eat.

Happy Thursday!
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TT - Thanks for the prayers. Enjoyed the information about the moon and the animal myths. Did you get to see the lunar eclipse this morning?

Have a concert in Lawton, OK tomorrow, so may not make it by here to post. I was having trouble with our router yesterday, so had to plug in directly, but took extra time to try to figure it out that is what was needed. Belkin has supposed to have fixed the problem, so will check it out in a little bit to see if it is actually working.

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Good Morning rasmataz,

Animal myths continue:

Touching a frog or toad will give you warts.

Many species of frogs and toads have wart-like bumps on their skin, and at some point it became widely believed that those bumps are contagious to humans. Truth is, warts are caused by a human virus and have nothing to do with handling frogs or toads. Strike that one down for good!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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Good Morning rasmataz,
Good luck and I will pray that a job opens up for you. You are certainly making the effort.

It's that time again, the moon is full Tuesday October 8th at 6:51AM EDT.

This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.

Let us know how the moon looks to you.
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TT - I did not even make it by to look yesterday, but will check out the movie tomorrow (too late for me now) and voting on the names, also. I like the song, The Impossible Dream.

Just finished doing an online assessment for the US Post Office. I am now scheduled to take another test in person on Friday morning. Will see what comes of this.

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 8:27:02 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Remember the lion cubs who were born at the Oregon Zoo on September8th?

It's time to name them and once again the public is invited to vote.

The 3-week-old cubs weigh about 9 or 10 pounds each and have started exploring, according to a release from the zoo.

"They still look like little fluff balls, but they are feisty and energetic," senior keeper Laura Weiner said in the release. "They'll wrestle and bat at each other when they're on the ground."

Animal care staff have been referring to the cubs by the numbers six, seven and eight -- the last digits of the numbers they were assigned as part of the International Species Information System. Weiner said in the release it's time to give the cubs names that suit their emerging personalities.
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Here is the web page you can use to vote.

Have a roaring good Monday!
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 9:09:39 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I hope UPS works out. I did hear on TV that they were hiring a large number of folks and some would be retained after the holidays. I suppose the demand depends on the part of the Country one lives in. Good luck!

Your Sunday movie is entitled, Take Time To Live, by Haze.

The music is "The Impossible Dream." performed by Roger Williams.

If you recognize it, I previously shared it in February, 2011.
It's approximately 3 minutes long.
There is text, and you will need to read fairly fast.

Be Blessed!
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 10:42:46 AM

TT - thanks for sharing the animal myths.

MT - enjoyed catching up with your days at your home.

I stopped by here to read, but did not post. I had an interview at UPS yesterday, but don't know yet about going on to a 2nd interview, was told I would be called within the next couple of weeks. Continuing to apply at different places and praying the Lord will lead me to the job He has for me.

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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 8:22:59 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Continuing animal myths:

Mother birds reject their babies if touched by humans,

This myth probably comes from well-meaning people who fibbed to get other people to let nature take its course and avoid handling delicate baby birds. Actually, most birds have a very poor sense of smell and probably wouldn’t detect human scent. Regardless, handling baby birds isn’t a great idea.

Have a Fantastic Friday!
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