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momsno1_taxi

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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 2:35:29 PM

Hello rasmataz!!

Welcome to your new home and I hope Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner
visit you often
:-)

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 8:00:21 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:59:51 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I agree. I liked her, too.
Did you get your free coffee?
There were a few other places on the list but I had never heard of them, and I was trying to keep the longer post as short as possible so I didn't include them.

From the San Diego zoo web site, "we’re here to set the record straight on a few animal myths that are widely believed–but definitely not true."

koalas are bears.

You’ve probably heard the term “koala bear” thrown around casually here and there, but contrary to popular belief, koalas have no relation to bears. While they have an uncanny likeness to teddy bears, they’re actually marsupials. Super cute, teddy bear-like marsupials.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 10:52:52 AM

TT - I like Erma Bombeck, thanks for sharing. We should all remember to count our blessings at times, thanks for the reminder.

MT - I know you are busy and have seen your updates at your home. Hope to see you by here again when you are not so busy.

Have some errands to run this morning, so will probably stop by McDonald's on my way for some free coffee. It is the only one of those places that is on my way.

See you all when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 7:34:20 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
The movie is still here today. :-))

For all the coffee drinkers among us, today, September 29th is National Coffee Day.

There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the SUFI monasteries around Mokha in Yemen. It was here were coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, in a similar way as it is prepared today. Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland, from Ethiopia, and began to cultivate the seed.

In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest. The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore. It was then that coffee spread to Italy, to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia and to the Americas.

Some coffee offers for today:

Krispy Kreme – Free 12 oz coffee or $1 small latte, mocha or iced coffee.
Dunkin’ Donuts – Free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee, with a limit of one per guest.
McDonalds – Free small coffee during breakfast hours through 9/29.
Chick-fil-A: Many locations are offering free hot or iced coffee. This varies greatly by location so you will want to check your specific restaurant.
Peet’s Coffee - Purchase any beverage and receive a second FREE beverage of choice on 9/29. Plus free coffee and espresso samples all day long.
Tim Horton’s – $1 for all size coffees.

Have a Marvelous Monday!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 12:02:25 AM

TT - stopping by late today so will view the movie tomorrow.

MT - no worries about not making it by here as I have been trying to keep up with your updates at your home, but I think I would have a hard time keeping up with you as you are very busy right now. I was behind a CR-V the other day and thought of you.

See you all when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 7:20:28 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
That's rough. I hope they do a good job on it.

Your Sunday movie is If I Had My Life To Live Over written by Erma Bombeck.
You may have viewed this before from me or someone else.

From the website.
"A time to reflect and give thanks for some
of the simpler but important things in life.
A memorable and meaningful narration by a very lovely lady,
Cheryl Berardi, inspired by the late Erma Bombeck's classic poem accompanied by the beautiful music of Richard Berardi."

The final frame says, "Count your blessings, each and every one."
That reminded me of the song, Count Your blessings.
As a bonus, 2 minutes on youtube, Count Your Blessings_Hymnal_MV
By Michael Curb Congregation

You can listen while you post and/or are counting your blessings.

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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 10:14:58 AM

TT - yep, need the car to be working, so don't have much choice. They did say that I could pay part today and pay the rest next week. This will use just about all of the Unemployment pay I am getting for the week, so we may have to get by on the groceries I bought earlier this week. Interesting joke, though rather tragic for the brunette and redhead. ;-)

MT - in case you are able to make it by tonight, I wanted to be sure to leave you greetings here as well as at your GB home, where I have already been to get yesterday's updates.

Had a good time at rehearsal and concert yesterday and last night. We were not able to rehearse two of the pieces in our concert repertoire so did not sing them at the concert. Our next concert is in 2 weeks in Lawton, OK and the director said that we would be sure to rehearse those two pieces so they could be included in the concert. We had practiced these pieces at our retreat 2 weeks ago, but were not able to rehearse them today due to lack of time because of rehearsing other new pieces.

Here is a youtube video of the SCM singing "Untitled Hymn" at our last concert of the 2012-2013 season. We are not singing this song this year, though.

See you all when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:10:55 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
That is a lot, but what are you going to do, you have to keep your car running.
Valley trip was long and tiring, but did go well and had an enjoyable lunch and visit with my son.

Make it off the island:

There were three people stranded on an island, a brunette, a redhead, and a blonde. The brunette looked over the water to the mainland and estimated about 20 miles to shore. So she announced, "I'm going to try to swim to shore." So she swam out five miles, and got really tired. She swam out ten miles from the island, and she was too tired to go on, so she drowned.

The second one, the redhead, said to herself, "I wonder if she made it. I guess it's better to try to get to the mainland than stay here and starve." So she attempts to swim out. The redhead had a lot more endurance than the brunette, as she swam out 10 miles before she even got tired. After 15 miles, she was too tired to go on, so she drowned.

So the blonde thought to herself, "I wonder if they made it! I think I'd better try to make it, too." So she swam out 5 miles, ten miles, fifteen miles, and finally nineteen miles from the island. The shore was just in sight, but she said, "I'm too tired to go on!" So she swam back.

TGIF
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 12:44:48 AM

TT - the $160 would be the labor part of fixing them minimum since I knew they would need fixed anyway. Left it their today and they can finish it tomorrow. Total will be $356 once parts, etc. are put on.

Just got back from Elk City and the concert there and finished posting for my points. Will be going to bed as soon as I finish this post and check MT's home for her update.

See you all when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 7:47:24 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I don't understand why you have to pay to have someone look at the brakes. Les Schawb in OR/WA/IS/CA inspects brakes for free. They advertize that, and as well I had it done a number of years ago on one of my vehicles. They do a lot for free.

Today my vehicle goes in for it's next 5,000 mile service. Only thing is I drive so little that at 30 months I only have 13,000 miles on it. It goes to the dealer in the Valley for this. Means I can have lunch with my son.


You've got mail:

A blonde quickly went out to her mail box, looked in it, closed the door of the box, and went back in the house. A few minutes later she repeated this process by checking her mail again.

She did this five more times, and her neighbor that was watching her commented: "You must be expecting a very important letter today the way you keep looking into that mail box."

The blonde answered, "No, I am working on my computer, and it keeps telling me that I have mail."

Happy Thursday!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 11:40:10 PM

MT - caught up with you at your place earlier today, will check tomorrow for today's update.

TT - yes, $100 seems like a lot, but there was a special and, with renewing membership included 10% off all purchases at the store.

Will need to leave my car with the mechanic to check it out. Office manager said it would be about $160 just to look at the brakes plus any parts, etc. Will take it by after crossing guard in the morning. The Singing Churchmen have a concert tomorrow (Thursday) night in Elk City, OK. My ride will come by my place to pick me up. The garage has my cell phone number to call when they know anything.

See you all when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:38:01 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I know $100 right now is a lot for you under the circumstances. At least all 3 items were included in that total.

I hope the brake issue doesn't turn out to be anything major.

How many sheep do I have?

There once was a blonde who was very tired of blonde jokes and insults directed at her intelligence.

So, she cut and dyed her hair, got a make-over, got in her car, and began driving around in the country.

Suddenly, she came to a herd of sheep in the road. She stopped her car and went over to the shepherd who was tending to them.

"If I can guess the exact number of sheep here, will you let me have one?" she asked.

The shepherd, thinking this was a pretty safe bet, agreed.

"You have 171 sheep," said the blonde in triumph.

Surprised, the shepherd told her to pick out a sheep of her choice.

She looked around for a while and finally found one that she really liked.

She picked it up and was petting it when the shepherd walked over to her and asked, "if I can guess your real hair color, will you give me my sheep back?"

The blonde thought it was only fair to let him try. "You're a blonde! Now give me back my dog."

HHD
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 3:07:48 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♫ So glad your Wife had a productive time of shopping for formal clothing for your children. I hope your car brakes problem will not be too expensive to fix.

Thank you for your encouraging words for my productive Monday at work, including finding some important paperwork that was misplaced.

Thanks for sharing how your Church plans on replacing the piano after rebuilding. The Yamaha C7X Grand Piano is a 7'6" Concert Grand Piano that is very pricey at about $57,000! However they do have other acoustic Yamaha Grand Pianos at much more affordable prices.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Today's updates are posted at my Studio.

Good Night!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 9:56:49 AM

MT - will be going to your home to read after I post here.

TT - I think that I have heard today's blonde joke somewhere before, not sure if it was here or someplace else, though.

My wife was able to figure out which size dress to order for our daughter, so success in that. She also found a shirt for our son. Spent about $100, though, because the dress is strapless (or with spaghetti straps) and our daughter does not have a bra like that. There was a sale at Catherine's so my wife got one half price. When also renewing her membership and the shirt from Burlington, it was nearly $100.

The brakes are making a noise on my car, so I need to take it to the mechanic to check it out. Not looking forward to having to spend more money.

See you all when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 8:05:58 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Two blondes were driving down the road. The blonde driving looks at her friend in the passenger seat and asks her to see if her blinker is working. So the blonde looks out the window and says, "Yes. No. Yes. No."

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 2:37:52 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♫ You're welcome for the ♪ note of your post number. I hope your Monday started off well!

Thank you for reading back and √ing out the pictures from my Sunday, and for your kind words!

Thankfully I had a very good Monday at work, as I shared at my Studio.

Good Night!
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 8:20:11 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Jokes will continue on Tuesday. They give me smiles so I hope the do others.

Please give me an update on the shopping trip. Was your wife successful?

Wave so long to summer and welcome autumn at 10:29PM EDT today, Monday.

It is the summer's great last heat,
It is the fall's first chill: They meet.
–Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt

Make today one to remember.
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 2:30:25 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♬ I hope you and yours had a great weekend! So glad you and your family got some shopping tasks done.

Have a great week ahead! Thanks for following my Saturday updates and pictures, and for your kind words!

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Regarding sales, Manager Joe just shared and described to me what he has learned in his lifetime of selling Pianos, including what he learned from his Sales Mentors about the art of selling pianos. I just quietly compared to myself the differences of the two careers of selling pianos and real estate. Obviously with me being more nurturing in my sales approaches, rather than one who wants to make a quick sale, real estate sales would fit me much better than with piano sales, even if I am a Professional Musician who knows how to play the piano. BTW, I have played piano at an Open House before! :-D

Today's happy updates and pictures are posted at my Studio.

Good Night!
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 9:59:31 PM

rasmataz
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 3:38:41 PM

Hello all - I did stop by and read what you had posted the last couple of days, but did not post anything here myself.

MT - enjoyed catching up with your activities at your home. I like that your manager advised the differences between selling a piano and real estate. I had not thought about the differences so much of selling different things, but you noticed those right away. I am sure you will learn it well enough to back up the managers when you need to do so.

TT - thanks for the jokes, they bring a smile to the face and the heart, and for the Sunday movie.

My wife took the kids shopping for clothes this afternoon and I am about to go lay down for a nap, but also to rest my back, which has been bothering me some lately. The dress for my daughter to be in the quincenera was available at Sears online, but not in my daughter's size, except in the long version, which is more. They are hoping to find a similar dress to see about the correct size, etc. My son needs a white dress shirt for under his graduation robe being used for yearbook pictures this week. He doesn't have a white dress shirt that he can wear and he is bigger than I, so he can't borrow one of mine.

See you all when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 8:36:54 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Your Sunday movie is entitled "Water," and was created by Michelle Sherliza, OD. The music is "Eternal Love Affair," performed by Ernesto Cortazar.

Each frame is a quote for you to read. Notice the many autumn graphics.

Now, a word about the source. My first choice for movies is on Vimeo from Steve Politte. For variety I have used nethugs as a back up. I can no longer do that as nethugs has completely re-designed their website. We'll let it go at that. So, it looks like my back up will be youtube.

Be sure to view the movies full screen.

Have a blessed start to Autumn which begins on Monday at 10:29 P.M. EDT.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 3:57:15 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♬ I hope you and yours are enjoying the weekend. Thank you for catching up with my Thursday and Friday updates, and for your kind words for me enjoying time with my favorite Yamaha C7X Grand Piano in the store before business hours and during some down times, as well as my own Violin when I return to my Home at my Home Studio!

Thankfully I had a great Saturday, as I shared at my Studio with pictures.

Good Night!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 8:12:38 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

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

Turn back your car odometer:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you all when I see you. ♪

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

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

Mind telling me the time?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you all when I see you. ♪

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

Good Morning rasmataz,

Unlocking your car:

Two blondes were recently observed in a parking lot trying to unlock the door of their Mercedes with a coat hanger. Here is their dialogue:

Blonde One: I can't seem to get this door unlocked!

Blonde Two: Well, you'd better hurry up and try harder! it's starting to rain, and the top is down!

HHD!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 8:02:10 AM

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

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

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

Slot machine winner:

A dumb blonde was standing in front of a soda machine outside of a local store. After putting in sixty cents, a root beer pops out of the machine. She set it on the ground, puts sixty more cents into the machine, and pushes another button; suddenly, a coke comes out the machine!

She continued to do this until a man waiting to use the machine became impatient. "Excuse me, can I get my soda and then you can go back to whatever stupid thing you are doing?"

The blonde turns around and says, "Yeah right! I'm not giving up this machine while I'm still winning!"

Have a Totally Terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 2:59:06 AM

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

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

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

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

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

See you all when I see you. ♪

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

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

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

It's time to resume blonde jokes.
We'll begin today with a graphic that was shared with me by GB niaw. Thanks niaw.

I have kept a list of those I've used in the past, but for some reason they don't match up with those on the blonde joke web site I have saved. What I'm saying is, if you see repeats please bear with me. I'll do my best.

Have a Most Marvelous Monday!
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 3:55:14 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday's happy updates are posted at my Studio.

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

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

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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

Good Morning rasmataz,

Your Sunday Movie is entitled, After Midnight. This video was made by Steve Politte from a Power Point Presentation by Chee Chee Martin.

The song is also entitled, "After Midnight" by Kim Waters.

You will note that the length is almost 5 minutes, but there is NO text except the one frame after the credits.
You can watch as much or as little as you have time for.

May you be blessed today!
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 3:15:58 AM

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

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

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

Today's happy updates are posted at my Studio.

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

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

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

Lion cubs, born September 8 at the Oregon zoo. (1 min. video)

Kya, a 7-year-old African lion at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to four healthy lion cubs.
According to keepers, the cubs entered the world Sept. 8 between about 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The first-time mom and her new family are doing well in their behind-the-scenes maternity den. The litter represents the first offspring for Kya and Zawadi Mungu, the cubs’ 6-year-old father.

Have a Roaring Fantastic Friday!
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 3:43:14 AM

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

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

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Today's happy updates are posted at my Studio.

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

MT - I caught up with you at your home.

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

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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

Good Morning rasmataz,

A rainbow of lobsters:

Most American lobsters have a brown or greenish cast before cooking, but when they have genetic defects, they can come in a rainbow of colors. The odds of finding an odd lobster: 1 in 2 million.

This rare blue lobster was caught Aug. 23, 2014, off Pine Point in Scarborough, Maine and was promptly named Skylar. The lobster was donated to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor.

One week later, farther up the coast a veteran lobsterman discovered what researchers consider a 1-in-100-million find: a
white lobster.

The following Thursday a couple of miles to the northwest, a lobsterman caught a second albino crustacean off the breakwater in Rockland.

A person is more likely to drown — 1-in-3.5-million odds — or get attacked by a shark — a 1-in-11.5-million possibility — than see an albino lobster, according to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine in Orono and the folks who keep the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. No one has calculated the odds of finding two 1-in-100-million albinos in the same week.

The two white lobsters are being housed in the same crate now, but one will get a new home at Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor and the other will go to Brooks Trap Mill in Thomaston, a marine supply store just east of Rockland that has a tank of other Maine sea life.

Remembering 9/11.

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

Good Morning rasmataz,

This photo was posted on the county web site last week. Look carefully.

The question was asked of readers, "Buzzards on fence posts all with their wings open! Anybody know what they’re doing??"

Think about how you would answer before you read the 4 from readers who responded.

They are probably cooling down. Many types of birds will do this when they are too hot.

I live in Siletz and the buzzards were doing ‘ve this same thing the other day. They were trying to scare the crows away from them. I also notice a crow in the picture here.

I have worked with vultures before; they sun themselves because they mainly eat carrion. There is a lot of bacteria that get spread, and they use the sun to help kill the remaining bacteria from their feathers.

Just guessing, but if the weather is hot, the buzzards are probably holding their wings out to cool off. If it’s not too hot, maybe they’re sunbathing? Sure is odd to see them all lined up like that, isn’t it? But makes for an unusual photo that I’m sure not a lot of people have taken or even seen. Maybe they’re just playing a game of Simon Says.

I like the last one. Why not Simon Says? :-)

HHD!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 2:56:31 AM

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

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

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

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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

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

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

Two deer stop traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge during last Friday's evening commute.

They quickly brought the three northbound lanes of traffic to a halt behind them as they ran from San Francisco toward Marin. CHP officers were caught in the resulting traffic backup and by the time they reached the scene, the deer were gone.

Drivers appeared to have slowed behind the animals, leaving the lanes clear in front of them.

They pretty much created their own traffic break.
It was said, that could be what saved the deer from getting hurt.

If you want to see the deer run down the bridge decking here is a 12 SECOND video.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 5:12:57 AM

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

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

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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

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

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

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

It's time to view another supermoon rasmataz,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TT - my daughter had not done any babysitting.

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

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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

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

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

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

May you be blessed.
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