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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: Mar 29, 2015 8:11:18 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Today is Palm Sunday.
The first movie is a short clip, 1:38 minutes showing the triumphal entrance of Jesus riding on the back of a donkey into Jerusalem.

The second selection is A New Day with music performed by Ernesto Cortazar. If you have time you may want to watch the graphics...good ones.

May you be blessed today!
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 8:19:59 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Glad to hear that the tornadoes were not close to you. I did hear the other two areas mentioned on TV. In fact, they are still being talked about. So sad that some lives were changed forever.

Thinking, what's important is that the work on the church continues toward completion.

I'm guessing that a number of folks must have smart phones as my ranking on the meaningless 30 day list has increased to 5,000 to 7,000. I don't think it had ever been in the 1,000's before the BIG fiasco.

rasmataz
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:-)

Signs conclude.

Outside a muffler shop: "No appointment necessary. We hear you coming."

In a veterinarian's waiting room: "Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!"

In a restaurant window: "Don't stand there and be hungry. Come on in and get fed up."

Happy Friday!
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 10:17:53 PM

TT - the tornadoes were in Moore and Sand Springs. Moore is a suburb just south of OKC and Sand Springs is close to Tulsa in the NE part of the state.

It is possible that they will be finished by Easter, but not sure about that. We did not have church last night because they were reconnecting the building to the electricity, so our current building was shut off (also because of storm potential according to my pastor when he called).

I wondered about how the smart phone apps getting extra points would effect standings. I don't have a smart phone so don't get the extra points for watching videos there. I do post prices and check for the lowest in the area when I need to fill up, but I read the news articles and try to keep up with friends and acquaintances.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 8:16:18 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Are you okay...the tornadoes?

Any chance it will be finished by Easter?

If you don't have a smart phone so you can watch their ad videos, that's the direction you will go. I've lost 4 places so far. The worst is folks being awarded points when they are out of videos. I read in TBTU, "take 200 points on us."

Good thing I'm here primarily to visit with friends and acquaintances and not post prices.


Signs continue.

On a taxidermist's window: "We really know our stuff."

In a podiatrist's office: "Time wounds all heels."

At a car dealership: "The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment."

Happy Thursday!
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 12:38:20 PM

TT - thanks for sharing the signs, they are pretty interesting.

The pews are supposed to be going in today, unless something changed. The last of the flooring in other areas and the stage in the sanctuary should be going in soon. They will be doing another coat of paint in all the rooms once all the rest of the work is done. We don't have a date yet, but it should be within a couple of weeks.

See you when I see you. ♪

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[Edited by: rasmataz at 3/25/2015 12:46:52 PM EST]
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 8:17:55 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Signs continue.

In a non-smoking area: "If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."

On a maternity room door: "Push. Push. Push."

At an optometrist's office: "If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."

Happy Wednesday!
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 8:19:29 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Signs of our times continue.

At a tire shop in Milwaukee: "Invite us to your next blowout."

At a towing company: "We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows."

On a taxidermist's window: "We really know our stuff."

Happy Tuesday!
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 7:42:20 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

SIGNS of our times this week.

On a Plumbers truck: "We repair what your husband fixed."

On the trucks of a local plumbing company in NE Pennsylvania: "Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber."

Pizza shop slogan: "7 days without pizza makes one weak."

Happy Monday!
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 7:46:04 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Nice that your wife could get away with her sister and you had some alone time with the kids.

I did read your post in MT's home. I scan there but don't read since it's all about her and she seldom responds to those who stop.

Your replacement is coming along. When do you anticipate all or almost all will be completed?

Your Sunday movie is entitled God's Beauty by Glenna M. Baugh.

You might want to substitute the word "Spring" for "Summer" as you're reading the text.

Look around you. May you be blessed as you view God's beautiful handiwork.
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 9:44:01 PM

Just got home from doing errands, grocery shopping, etc. with the family. Will be fixing dinner soon. My wife and her younger sister were going out for a girl's night out so it is just me and our two kids for the next couple of hours.

I don't know if you read about my church committee's piano shopping on MT's home page or not, so will sum it up below.

We were looking to replace pianos for our refurbished building from the fire last year. We chose a nearly new grand piano and a keyboard for the sanctuary. The keyboard will, sort of, replace the organ we had but nobody in our congregation was playing. We also got a piano and keyboard for the second floor education area, the piano will go in the children's department and the keyboard will go in my classroom. We did not have any keyboards before the fire, so this keyboard is replacing a piano that was in my room.

See you when I see you. ♪

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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 12:04:47 AM

TT - thanks for sharing the pictures.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 8:31:34 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Welcome to spring!!

On this first day of spring Jonathan Living Seagull is "doing yoga in alignment with his inner spiritual visioning."
Photo posted on the County web site by Ken Gagne.

Have a Fantastic Friday!
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 3:15:26 PM

TT - thanks for sharing the info on the new cheetah cub.

See you when I see you. ♪

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[Edited by: rasmataz at 3/19/2015 3:15:48 PM EST]
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 8:11:35 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Good to see you.

Oregon's Wildlife Safari announces the birth of a new cheetah cub.
Notice the claws on the cheetah born February 28th.

The cub was born from a genetically valuable male (Roble) and female (Sage).

Safari officials explain that Sage was not able to produce enough milk to support the cub and as a result, the staff took the cub exclusively into their care at a week old and have been hand raising it around the clock since.

The cub is now named Pancake, which cheetahs often resemble when they lay extremely flat along the ground.

Pancake will soon be joined by a puppy companion who will be named Dayo, meaning “joy arrives” in Afrikaans.

Happy Day before Spring!
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 10:43:28 PM

TT - interesting story about the pig in dog training class.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 8:37:49 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Pig participates in dog training class.

In a canine class where you'll find a corgie or collie, a lab on a leash you'll hear a snort amid the barks. Elisa Jaffe introduces us to Amy the pig.

The video is 1:49 min. long, if you want to watch it all.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 8:25:17 AM

Happy St. Patrick's Day rasmataz,

Remember "our" music site?
I have shared with you in years past this selection of Irish tunes and Ballads.
You can pick and choose or let them play in order as you post.
Enjoy!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 10:23:45 PM

TT - thanks for the smile.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 8:14:12 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Nothing special for any day, lately, except continuing to breathe in and breathe out. Will have another 1/2 cord of wood to stack today or Tuesday.

Good that you rarely work on Sunday. When I was a kid retail stores were closed on Sunday. Not sure when it changed.

Beginning the week with a smile.

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

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

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

For Best Results Put On Two Coats.

Happy Monday!
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 10:45:34 PM

TT - thanks for the movie. Did you have anything special for Π day? I didn't.

Yes, I occasionally have to work on Sundays, but only every 3 months or so. I have not worked a Sunday since the beginning of the year so it may be my turn soon. We have to get the Amazon Prime parcels sorted for Sunday delivery from the hub station in our area. Since it involves so many offices we don't have to do it very often like we had to around Christmas when the packages were delivered directly to our station for our zip code.

See you when I see you. ♪

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[Edited by: rasmataz at 3/15/2015 10:50:47 PM EST]
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 8:13:35 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
You did well!
Do you work Sundays? I hope not.

Your Sunday movie is The Way You are, about Faith....

The music, The Way You Are, is performed by Ernesto Cortazar.
The relaxing piano music and graphics compliment one another.

I suggest you view it full screen.

The text concludes with the Serenity Prayer.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

Be blessed!
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 1:35:46 PM

TT - thanks for the acknowledgement of my passing grade. Also for the elk pictures and turtle rescue info.

I am home for a few hours before going back to work. Will be taking a nap shortly.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 8:18:24 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Rare 475 lb. sea turtle rescued.

Marine biologists at the South Carolina Aquarium are treating a rare, 475-pound leatherback sea turtle that washed up on a nearby beach.

This is believed to be only the fifth live rescue of this species in the United States, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

The endangered turtle was found stranded on the Yawkey-South Island Preserve, a wildlife refuge near Georgetown, South Carolina. Rescuers named it Yawkey.

Rescuers found no external signs of trauma to the reptile, although it was hypoglycemic. Staffers with the aquarium's sea turtle rescue program gave it antibiotics, vitamins, vibrational therapy and mineral oil.

The treatments appear to be helping. Aquarium officials said the turtle was more energetic Tuesday than when it was first admitted.

Even so, leatherback turtles historically don't do well in captivity. For that reason, aquarium staffers are working with the state's Department of Natural Resources to determine the best place and time to release the turtle back into the ocean -- most likely within the next few days.

Leatherbacks are the largest turtles on Earth and can grow up to 2,000 pounds. They are found throughout the world's oceans and have been spotted as far north as Norway and as far south as South America.

Thank you akmom for sending me the article.

Happy Friday!
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 8:45:12 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

YEA...YOU PASSED!!!!!

Thanks for checking out the two articles.

When I drove along the coastal hwy this past weekend I saw several signs, Elk Xing and Watch For Elk. Did I see any elk? No, as they were hanging out elsewhere.

Photos on the country web site taken by glen Weaver.

Elk photographed from a distance.

Closer.

Still closer.

Happy Thursday!
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 1:37:06 PM

TT - I vaguely remember some story about a bus riding dog, but not sure if it was the same one or not. The story I heard was not as detailed as you gave, thanks for sharing more of the story. Interesting info about the sweater wearing penguins and the gentleman who was one of the ones making the sweaters.

I took my test today and passed with a 95 - YEA!!! I don't need to go to the plant to take the test anymore so will save some time and driving now.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 8:07:57 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Tiny Sweaters Are Saving the Lives of Tiny Penguins!

Alfie Date began knitting in 1932 when he was just twenty-six years old, but it wasn’t until 2013 when Australia’s oldest man started knitting sweaters for Phillip Island’s little penguin population.

The penguins, who were still being affected by an oil spill that occurred in 2001, had been unintentionally swallowing dangerous chemicals as they attempted to clean the oil off their feathers. When he heard about the Penguin Foundation of Phillip Island’s call for knitters to create “jumpers” for the flightless birds, the 109-year-old Alfie put his eighty-plus years of experience to work.

Phillip Island is home to about 32,000 little penguins. They are the smallest penguins in the world, and the only species with blue (rather than black) and white feathers as an adult.

Their feathers are waterproof when clean, but when oiled they can separate and leave the penguin open to exposure. The sweaters, besides preventing the penguins from swallowing toxic oil, keep the little penguins warm, dry, and snuggly, and ultimately keep them alive.

Here is a close up of two of the penguins.

HHD
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 8:26:06 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Good that you could at least spend some time together.

Did you see this on the news earlier this year?

SEATTLE -- Public transit in Seattle has gone to the dogs.

Commuters in Belltown report seeing a Black Labrador riding the bus alone in recent weeks. The 2-year old has been spotted roaming the aisles, hopping onto seats next to strangers, and even doing her part to clean the bus -- by licking her surroundings.

"All the bus drivers know her. She sits here just like a person does," said commuter Tiona Rainwater, as she rode the bus through downtown Monday. "She makes everybody happy. How could you not love this thing?"

The dog, Eclipse, doesn't always ride the bus alone. She visits the dog park a few times a week, sometimes with her owner.

"We get separated. She gets on the bus without me, and I catch up with her at the dog park," said Jeff Young, who owns the dog. "It's not hard to get on. She gets on in front of her house and she gets off at the dog park, three or four stops later."

"She's been here the last two years, so she's been urbanized, totally. She's a bus-riding, sidewalk-walking dog," he said. "Probably once a week I get a phone call. 'Hi. I have your dog Eclipse here on 3rd and Bell,'" he recounted. "I have to tell them, 'no. She's fine.' She knows what she's doing."

A spokesman for Metro Transit said the agency loves that a dog appreciates public transit.

"She would be much safer in the world if she had her owner on a leash," he joked.

I hope you are now smiling on this Terrific Tuesday!
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 5:06:14 AM

TT - good to hear that the starfish are making a comeback.

I did not try the test yesterday because my wife was off work to get her van worked on and we had plans to go look at couches. Unfortunately, I was a little later than expected getting off work and because of other plans also going on we were not able to go in the morning, but we did do a little after my evening shift.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 8:34:17 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
You're headed in the right direction. Keep it up.

The starfish are coming back!

After a near complete die off over the past year or so, we started seeing young starfish re-emerge in diving videos – divers eager to witness the return of starfish to coastal waters

And Julie Sacchetti of South Beach got a couple of pictures of two starfish that showed up on the beach near her home.

More to follow – for sure!! Hopefully to include more definitive information that caused the die off in the first place. Marine scientists suggested it was the one-two punch of some bacteria or virus and increasingly rising ocean water acidity.

another photo.

The information comes from the county web site.

Happy Monday!
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 8:15:15 PM

TT - beautiful pictures and music in the movie.

I made a 91 on the test the other day. Hopefully, I will improve more than 1 at a time and get it passed soon.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 8:13:27 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Your Sunday movie is River Walk by Carolyn Ford Hall.
There is text to read.

The song is Come Thou Almighty King by Instrumental Christian Songs.

Take a peaceful walk along the river and enjoy all that God has created.

May you be blessed.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 8:14:02 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

You're getting closer. YOU CAN DO IT!

"In bonobo society, females take charge. Upon entering a new troop, females will breed with all the males and gain permanent membership only after giving birth. These highly intelligent primates have also been observed using sexual behaviors for social reasons other than reproduction, such as conflict resolution."

Have a Fantastic Friday!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 9:22:14 PM

TT - thanks for the info about the full moon.

I made a 90 on the test yesterday and will try again tomorrow after the morning shift at work.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 8:15:57 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

The full moon for March is known as the Full Worm Moon. It occurs on Thursday March 5th at 1:05PM EST
.

As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 8:37:33 AM

rasmataz,
YOU CAN do it!!!!
Must be a tough test.
I do wish you the very best.
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 3:27:23 PM

TT - the test is on the computer, I have to get 95% correct in order to pass. The test consists of getting the routes correct for the mail carriers based on street addresses. If the weather is not too bad tomorrow, I will go and take the test again. (They are predicting ice, sleet, and snow for tomorrow.) I have 2 more chances to pass. The best I have gotten so far is 86%.

See you when I see you. ♪

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[Edited by: rasmataz at 3/3/2015 3:28:40 PM EST]
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 8:13:20 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

When is your test? Written?

"While humans are concerned about smelling nice when attracting a potential mate, having a strong stench is a good thing for ring-tailed lemurs. During mating season, males compete for females through stink fights that involve smearing scent from glands onto their tail and jerking and swinging the tail to waft the sharp odor toward their opponent."

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 1:04:51 PM

TT - yes, I have been reading and not posting. Seems like I don't get much time on the computer anymore. Should get better once I pass my test at work.

Posts:730,500 - WTG TUrtLE

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 8:30:51 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Are you reading and not posting?

"The dominant male in hippo society has the right to mate with all of his herd’s females, but gaining supremacy is a dirty job. Male hippos use their fan-shaped tails to fling their dung to attract a female and remind the herd of his territory."

Welcome to March.
Spring is coming.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 8:19:30 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Your Sunday movie is a Steve Politte video presentation, Waterscapes.
The song is "Meadows Full," from Video Blocks Music.

You will note that this movie is longer than I usually choose.
There is no text, only graphics and the music. You decide how long you want to view it. I chose it when I saw all the birds in the first 1:28 min. When I drove to town on Friday the sky was full of sea gulls, I suspect hundreds. I don't think I have ever seen that many in one flock.

This movie also brings the ocean to you as well as other bodies of water.

Quoting Steve Politte," This is the kind of video that you just enjoy God's artwork of Creation, and enhanced by beautiful music. God indeed is awesome. God bless and enjoy."
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 8:07:31 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Enjoy your weekend.

"Size matters when it comes to the horns on a male goat or sheep. Head-butting clashes become more violent during breeding season, and the winner typically breeds with all the females in a flock or herd. So while fighting over females is frowned upon in human relationships, it’s go big or go home with the bachelor group for these hoofed mammals."

Happy Friday!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:18:00 PM

TT - interesting animal tidbits you have been sharing.

Posts:730,100 - WTG

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 8:03:24 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

"A variety of horned mammals also exhibit unique performances during courtship. Male impalas, for instance, have a strange way of attracting females or warning off other males: they repeatedly stick their tongue out in a display known as tongue flashing."

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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 8:32:27 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

"Shiny feathers on a male hummingbird are thought to indicate good health, so these birds use their brilliant plumage to their advantage. Some species will form a lek, consisting of up to 100 males looking for a match. If a female shows interests in one of the tiny suitors, he then performs a flying dance to win her over."

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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 8:19:00 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

"Male bowerbirds are avian artists and spend anywhere from one week to a few months building the perfect little retreat for prospective females. These creative engineers decorate their bachelor pads with available resources, like seeds, berries, leaves, and other discarded items they can find. Many have a preferred color scheme and look for items to accommodate. Some species even use their beak or a piece of bark to paint their pad with an extra splash of color to attract a mate!"

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 7:52:16 AM

Good Morning rasmataz.

Kitty sayings completed. Later there will be other animal sayings... I think. I have a lot of "stuff" saved for future use.

Beginning today, exotic mating rituals of the animal kingdom from the San Diego zoo web site.

"With their fancy feathers, it’s no surprise that birds take home the prize for most exotic courting routines. Male peacocks embody one of the most impressive courting displays of the avian world, and females are rather picky about their mates. In fact, the peacock’s female-attraction power is directly related to the perfection of a male’s spectacular train, including its overall length, the number of iridescent 'eyes' that are present, and even the symmetry of their pattern."

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 8:12:20 PM

TT - thanks for the Sunday movie. I have been enjoying the animal sayings, also.

See you when I see you.

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 8:01:03 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Your Sunday movie is entitled "Count Your Blessings."
It is performed by Ann Williamson.

Ready? Wide awake? You will be when you listen to this song.

Time to count your blessings!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 8:13:49 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Pace yourself today, please.

“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.”
Mark Twain

“Meow” means “woof” in cat.”
George Carlin

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
James Herriot, James Herriot's Cat Stories

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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 7:41:52 PM

TT - that is a lot of cats. I am sure food can be purchased that requires a can opener, we just don't currently have any of that kind.

I have tomorrow off from work, but have other things today. Finish taxes, get a haircut, groceries, etc.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 8:11:07 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
You can tell it's been awhile since I had a cat, the can opener.

You can visualize a hundred cats. Beyond that, you can't. Two hundred, five hundred, it all looks the same.
Jack Wright (of Kingston, Ontario, the Guinness Book record holder for the owner of the most cats at one time (689)

"After scolding one's cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference."
Charlotte Gray

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