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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: Nov 27, 2014 7:31:36 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Thanks for the link. I see I stopped there last year.
I expect Friday will be hectic. Hang in there.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. ~Edward Sandford Martin

May your Thanksgiving be a time of sharing with family and/or friends.

[Edited by: TUrtLE1625 at 11/27/2014 7:31:50 AM EST]
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 12:09:43 AM

TT - thanks for the turkey day grin.

Long day delivering packages at the mall today with UPS. The driver says they are planning on running a normal load on Friday. Probably will be hectic inside the mall, so don't look forward to those deliveries that require going into the mall. However, if all the drivers and helpers are there we can knock it out quickly.

Happy Thanksgiving! - another place to leave Thanksgiving greetings. I have it saved as a favorite topic and bring it out again this time of year.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 7:19:33 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Thanks for leaving tracks this time.
Just in case you don't return for another couple days, Happy Thanksgiving.

Pro Football Turkey.

The pro football team had just finished their daily practice session when a large turkey came strutting onto the field. While the players gazed in amazement, the turkey walked up to the head coach and demanded a tryout. Everyone stared in silence as the turkey caught pass after pass and ran right through the defensive line. When the turkey returned to the sidelines, the coach shouted, "You're terrific!!! Sign up for the season, and I'll see to it that you get a huge bonus."

"Forget the bonus," the turkey said, "All I want to know is, does the season go past Thanksgiving Day?"

Have a Turkey-iffic Day!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 12:24:27 AM

Coming back to post this - My wife and kids have eye doctor appointments in the morning. I will be going to work about the time they are done. Will be going to the store after work for last minute needs to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner at sister-in-law's house.
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 12:06:40 AM

TT - thanks for the smiles

Been stopping by, but not leaving tracks.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 7:40:51 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

More groaners/smiles.

Q: Why did they let the turkey join the band?
A: Because he had the drumsticks.

Q: Why did the police arrest the turkey?
A: They suspected it of fowl.

Q: Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
A: The outside.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 7:59:57 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

It's not long now until Thanksgiving.

Q: Why was the Thanksgiving soup so expensive?
A: It had 24 carrots.

Q: What happened when the turkey got into a fight?
A: He got the stuffing knocked out of him!

Q: Who doesn't eat on Thanksgiving?
A: A turkey because it is always stuffed.

Q: Why do pilgrims pants keep falling down?
A: Because their belt buckles are on their hats!

Happy Monday!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 8:21:07 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
As an observer that would be my choice, but I don't have all the facts available to me that you have.

Enjoy your last week "off" before orientation begins.

Your Sunday movie is Be Thankful, author, unk.

This movie is a good one for Thanksgiving or for ANY time of the year.
I know I have used it before so it may be familiar to you.

Also, you will see that it says 5:23 minutes, but it's NOT. It is repeated so when you get to the frame that says "Give Thanks," at about 2:38 minutes you have seen it all.

May you be blessed as Thanksgiving approaches.
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 1:10:17 AM

TT - think I will be going with the USPS job, it pays more and has more hours. Crossing guard and UPS are very limited hours and don't pay as much.

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 9:05:37 AM

<peeking> in on Saturday!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:39:29 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
You are so right. I'm surprised no one else picked up on it.

Have you made a job decision?

Concluding the week with another blonde smile.

Job Opening

A blonde walks into the police department looking for a job. The officer wants to ask her a few questions....

Officer: What's 2+2?

Blonde: Ummmmm... 4!

Officer: What's the square root of 100?

Blonde: Ummmm... 10!

Officer: Good! Now, who killed Abraham Lincoln?

Blonde: Ummmm... I dunno.

Officer: Well, you can go home and think about it. Come back tomorrow.

The blonde goes home and calls up one of her friends, who asks her if she got the job. The blonde says, excitedly, "Not only did I get the job, I'm already working on a murder case!"

TGIF
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 10:20:52 AM

TT - somebody's math is off for the November year in review (I suspect you copied it from somewhere else). 120 hours is 5 days.

The postal service is permanent after 90 day probation period. UPS is only temporary, but could go until January 15 until it is over.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 7:58:51 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Is the job with the postal service guaranteed after training?
Which one, do you know, gives you the best chance of being kept on after Christmas? There is a lot to consider, isn't there?

A Blonde's Year In Review concludes;

October - Hates M &M's because they are so hard to peel.

November - Baked a turkey for 4 days because the instructions said 1 hour per pound and she weighed 120.

December - Couldn't call 911 because there was no "11" on any of the phone buttons.

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 11:41:25 PM

TT - liked September's review - the capital of Oklahoma would be "O."

Was processed with the Postal Service today and will have orientation classes December 1 & 2. Not sure of my hours with them, so not sure what to do about UPS and crossing guard.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 8:27:06 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Good point. Think about the homeless. Oh my.
I thought about you yesterday. I came home and a pkg had been delivered. I don't know if it came UPS or Fed Ex. Was some blank video tapes from Amazon.

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:-)

A Blonde's Year in Review continues;

July - After losing in a breast stroke swimming competition,
complained to the judges that the other swimmers were using their arms.

August - Told her blonde friend to hurry when trying to get into their locked car using a coat hanger because it was starting to rain and the top was down.

September - When asked what the capital of California was: answered "C."

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 9:42:48 AM

TT - yes, it is cold here, but even colder up north, so I won't complain too much. I am thankful that I have a home to come to that is heated, clothes to help keep me warm, etc. Year in review is interesting, thanks for sharing.

High is forecast to be 45° today and slowly warming up into the weekend. The 30-year average for our area is about 60°.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 8:24:36 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Brrrrrrr!

A Blonde's Year in Review continues:

April - Was trapped on an escalator for hours when the power went out.

May - Couldn't make Kool-Aid because 8 cups of water won't fit into those little packets.

June - Couldn't learn to water ski because she couldn't find a lake with a slope.

Have a Totally Terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 11:49:57 PM

TT - no school today, the roads were still slick in spots at 10:00 when my wife went to work.

High was above freezing today and will be even warmer tomorrow, but the low tonight will still be 20° or below.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 8:24:35 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Sounds like an ol* fashioned family time and I like it.
Funny that yesterday I was thinking of all the board games I have, some going back to when I was a kid. We/I played them a lot with my kids...before computer and even with the grand kids...before computer. When I die, I know what will happen to them all, trash.

Is there school today? The answer to that will tell me your morning weather.

A Blonde's Year in Review

January - Took her new scarf back to the store because it was too tight.

February - Couldn't work in a pharmacy because the bottles wouldn't fit into the typewriter.

March - - Got excited when she finished a jigsaw puzzle in 6 months because the box said "2-4 years."

Have a Marvelous Monday!
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 6:32:29 PM

TT - thanks for the movie.

Started snowing here about the time we left to go to Sunday School at church. The snow got heavier and the pastor decided to not have our morning worship service or tonight, so we left after Sunday School and went to my mother-in-law's church for the rest of their service. Went to her house after for Sunday Dinner (our usual thing for Sundays) and then stayed and played a game of spades with my sister-in-law, my wife, and my daughter. The snow is ending now, so there will not be much more coming down. The ground is warm enough that the snow is not sticking much to the roads and will mostly melt except on bridges and overpasses. However, this could lead to black ice on the roads in the morning plus ice on bridges, etc. School is questionable tomorrow, but I think it will not be cancelled for us.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 8:00:25 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Thanks for sharing about your day. Good luck to your son.

Your Sunday movie is "The Family Bible," from Steve Politte.

The song is also The Family Bible and it is sung by Daniel O'Donnell.
It it sounds familiar it is a repeat from 4 years ago.

If you have good memories, and who doesn't, I hope this movie will remind you of them.

Have a Blessed Sunday!
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 12:37:05 AM

TT - I enjoyed the otter pictures and the captions were great, too. Thanks for sharing.

My son had his second round tryouts for OMEA this morning. My wife took him and I was able to sleep in a little. After they got home my wife and I went out grocery shopping and other errands. Took over 4 hours, so fixed dinner after getting things brought in and spent some family time watching a TV show we have all been interested in. It is actually from several years ago, called Eureka, and we have been watching it on Netflix.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 7:50:07 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I hope your hours pick up as it becomes busier.
HLN this morning said the new "holiday" shopping season begins the day after Halloween and no longer the day after Thanksgiving. So sad that the emphasis is all about the dollar and not the meaning of Christmas.

From the County web site, a good follow up to what I shared on Thursday.

Ken Gagne on Sea Otter Patrol at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Photo #1
"Did I say you could take my picture?"

Photo #2
"DON'T take my picture!!"

Photo #3
"That’s it!! I’m callin’ the cops!!

TGIF
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 9:53:07 AM

TT - thanks for the story about the otter.

We did not get above freezing yesterday and not forecast to do so today. The ground temp was announced as 38° yesterday, so as long as the ground temp stays above freezing any snow we get this weekend will not stay around for long, except on bridges and overpasses.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 8:37:25 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Orphaned baby otter learns to swim at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.

A Chicago aquarium is showing off its newest addition – a five-week-old orphaned sea otter pup.

Known so far as ‘Pup 681’, the female otter was found “crying” on a California beach on September 30.

Weighing just over 2lbs, she was taken to Monterey Bay Aquarium and has now been transferred permanently to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, weighing a handsome 6lbs.

The pup will remain behind the scenes in the aquarium for now while she receives 24-hour care and learns to groom, forage and feed, as well as regulate her own body temperature by getting in and out of the water.

Another photo of the baby otter.

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 8:55:38 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I have been following the weather drops across the country.
So far we're okay with upper 30's this morning.

My power was out for about 90 minutes this morning. I know not why since we have no wind or rain.

Perhaps Jonathan L. Seagull or his buddy knows why.

Photo taken by Maggie Hamlin posted on the county web site.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 11:25:56 AM

TT - thankful for our veterans today and everyday.

Only worked 2 hours yesterday, but should get more as we get closer to the holidays. Had a cold front come through last night and drop our temperatures to below freezing this morning, high today is forecast to be 41°. High temp yesterday was 80°.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 8:21:48 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
What happened yesterday as far as the job?
Yes, I know about all the cold. Your area is used to it, istn't it....except maybe not so early in the year?

Today is Veteran's Day in the United States.

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday honoring all those who have served in armed service.

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada.
Remembrance Day commemorates the sacrifices of people in all armed conflicts.

Thank you to all Veterans and also to their families.
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 9:45:21 AM

TT - watched the movie just now, very moving. Thanks for sharing. The beach picture looked amazing.

Waiting to hear back from UPS about whether they need me to work today or not. I have some errands to do if I am not called in to work. We are about to go through a major weather change here. Forecast high today is 75° and then a cold front moves in tonight an the forecast tomorrow is for a high of 45°. Then another cold front comes through later in the week and our highs will be in the 30's with a chance of freezing white stuff on Sunday. How much depends on how cold it gets and the timing of the actual weather system. Big contrast in the temps from today to tomorrow.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 8:12:26 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Sounds like substitute teaching when I could get a call at the last minute, although thank goodness the majority were arranged ahead of time as I had my regulars that I worked for. Any word about any of the other jobs?

Saturday on a County beach by Dave Wollen. It was absolutely gorgeous over here.

A blonde joke to begin the week.

How do I get across that river?
A dumb blonde is walking along, lost, and encounters a deep and wide river. She looks up and down the river for a way across but is unsuccessful in finding one. Yet, when looking to the other side again, she happened to see another blonde on the opposite river bank. She tried calling to her.

"How can I get to the other side of the river?" she shouts loudly.

The other blonde replied "What for? You are already on the other side of the river!"

Happy Monday!
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 12:11:28 AM

TT - I have not heard about theft of packages in our area recently, but that is a possibility. One of the things in the training video we were shown was to put packages out of sight of the street.

I worked a total of about 9 hours as Driver's Helper with UPS this week (Wednesday through Friday). Since the work is on an as needed basis, I will hear about tomorrow in the morning.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 8:22:15 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I was going to ask if any theft problem with dropped off packages at homes in your area but since you deliver to the malls you may not know. Do you? It is happening in the Portland area as covered on TV, but I would suspect other places, too.

As you may know Veterans Day is this coming Tuesday, November 11th.

Your Sunday movie celebrates the service of ALL U.S. military veterans. The author is Captain Alison Crane, RN, MS.

The song is "The American Solider" sung by Toby Keith. I suggest you may want to minimize your sound and play the music in the background as you read the text. Try to watch to the end. Additionally, you may consider replaying the movie on Tuesday.

Thank you to our Veterans and their families.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 8:15:50 PM

Thanks rasmataz, see you in the morning.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 5:09:18 PM

TT - I came by yesterday, but did not leave any tracks. Cute pictures of the panda cubs.

So far I have had 2 different drivers, but I meet them at the same spot and it depends on which one has that stop each day. Yes, I have been tired each day after the work, but it has been better each day, also. Some of it is getting used to the work.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 9:04:03 AM

*peeks in*
No follow up. I'll check later.

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 8:26:26 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I should have added this to my post yesterday for all who have told me no beaver outline. You may need to be in Corvallis, OR to see it as it's the home of the Oregon State Beavers.

I suspect you were tired yesterday. You'll have to take it one day at a time at work. Do you know, will you always be assigned to the same driver?

China's panda triplets turn 100 days ol*.

The world’s only surviving giant panda triplets are doing well.

Each weighs more than 11 pounds, up from just over 100 grams (3 1/2 ounces) at birth. They started teething at around 80 days old and have two small teeth each.

The cubs were born July 29 within four hours, the female cub first and then her brothers.

The cubs are also taking turns living with their mother for five-day cycles. "It is imperative to help the triplets form a good relationship with their mother and keep them in close contact. We hope that they can live together if the cubs grow healthily.”

A close up of one of the panda cubs.

Happy Friday!
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 11:37:43 PM

TT - I did not see any beaver outline when I saw the moon. Thanks for the information about the moon and the bison. I stopped by yesterday, but did not, apparently, leave any tracks. I remember reading about the bison and was thinking about what to say to you, but that is as far as it went.

Not sure what will happen with UI since starting the driver's helper position. So far it has been 7 hours total for the week, plus whatever I work tomorrow, so will see what happens next week for UI. The driver I am helping has his "route" in one of the shopping malls in the area, so am not having to ride around and walk up to people's houses to deliver. This also means that will not be out in the weather, except for the dock area where the truck is parked and the main one is recessed inside the building.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 8:29:27 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
How did the job go yesterday?

The full beaver moon occurs Thursday, November 6th at 5:23 pm, EST.

Full Beaver Moon – November This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.

If you look at the moon this evening and see an outline of a beaver do let us know.
:-)
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 9:10:04 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Unless the wage is high, that's a long way to drive.
Meanwhile driver's helper is something. Will it mess up your UI?

Good News: Helen, the blind bison has found a new home.

Blind since birth, Helen is a 14-year-old bison whose owner was injured in an accident and could no longer properly take care of the 900-pound animal. She reached out on Facebook, and finally settled on the Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary in Scio, a nonprofit animal rescue operation run by Wayne Geiger. (The location is east of me in the Valley and south of Portland.)

"I think she's going to do well here. And I'm certainly pleased and proud she's doing so well," said Geiger, who has been providing a home for abused and neglected animals at his farm for the past 12 years.

Geiger said Helen has two acres of pasture to roam, and the company of sheep, horses and even a couple llamas.

Geiger held a housewarming party of sorts for Helen recently, and in spite of the rain and wind, he said more than 200 people came to say hello.

I hope you will agree that it's refreshing to read a feel good story with so much negative in the news.

HHD
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 3:46:41 PM

TT - I will be going to vote right after I do crossing guard this afternoon.

I had an interview for another position at the Post Office this morning. Before I left for the interview I checked my email and there were 2 emails from a previous interview for the same position, but in Mustang. Mustang is about 45 minutes drive from home so would use more gas and wear and tear on the car, but don't know about this one today, yet. Will print and send in the info for the sure one and see what happens. In the meantime, I have been notified that I will most likely be needed as a driver's helper tomorrow with UPS.

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 8:18:18 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Congrats on both your kids advancing to the next round.

Today is the day!

Exercise your right to vote!

After you vote, pick up a sticker and choose a cupcake.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 10:25:04 AM

TT - thanks for the info on pumpkins and Jack O' Lanterns. I always thought a pumpkin was gourd and had never heard of it being a berry.

Even with the extra sleep for me, I took a short nap on Sunday afternoon. Received word that both of my children advanced to the next round of tryouts. These are the OMEA, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, and OCDA, Oklahoma Choral Directors Association, honor choirs for the state of Oklahoma. OMEA is for 10-12 grades and OCDA is for 7-9 grades. The second round tryouts are November 15 and 18, respectively.

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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 8:43:15 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

We all know that Halloween is over for this year, but I wanted to leave you with a few facts I found.

The first Jack O' Lanterns were actually made from turnips.

A pumpkin is actually considered a berry, although the pumpkin's hard shell is what makes it different from all the other berries.

Legend has it, if you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you.

Halloween tricks can actually trigger a medical condition called Samhainophobia, described in medical terms as an intense and persistent fear of Halloween that can cause people to have panic attacks.

forty six percent of American adults carve a pumpkin for Halloween

(Sources: Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, Guiness Book of World Records, National Retail)

Happy Monday!
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 8:23:33 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I read both your posts. Briefly checked out the link.
When will the kids know the results of their try out?
More sleep is analogous to lower gas prices, neither here.
Instead of waking up at 1:00, the clock read midnight, my 5 hours of sleep. I do think I dozed twice between then and 3:25 when I got up.

“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.”
Joe L. Wheeler

Your Sunday Movie is Before The Last Leaf Falls.
The song of the same name is by composer and pianist David Lanz.

Like last week, there is no text, but unlike last week the autumn graphics will beg you to view them. I suggest you watch full screen.

“I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.”
Lee Maynard

Be Blessed~
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 12:04:34 AM

Just a quick stop by to let you know about my day today.

Both my children had choir tryouts in Lawton, OK, which is almost 2 hours away from here. Thankfully, their tryout times were close together so we didn't need to wait around very long. My wife and I then went for a walk in the park behind our house and the family spent the evening fixing dinner and spending time watching TV shows we had recorded. Glad the time changes tonight to get me a little more sleep before church tomorrow.

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[Edited by: rasmataz at 11/2/2014 12:06:04 AM EST]
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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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[Edited by: rasmataz at 10/29/2014 11:00:50 AM EST]
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