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

hi ras
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:05:30 AM

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

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

The blonde test taker.

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

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

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

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

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:07:22 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:33:10 AM

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

Thanks for correcting the one.

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



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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:21:17 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TT - interesting joke, thanks for sharing.

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 7:58:44 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 8:27:31 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

HHD or perhaps HTE&JD!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 4:26:28 PM

TT - thanks for the update on the lion cubs and for the green M&Ms, I like mint flavored things.

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

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 8:32:09 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

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

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

Happy Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 8:16:09 AM

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

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

Kya's cubs now have names.

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

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

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

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

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

A BIG thank you to each of you who voted.

Have a roaring great Monday.

[Edited by: TUrtLE1625 at 10/13/2014 8:16:47 AM EST]
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 12:50:45 AM

TT - good movie, enjoyed the colorful pictures.

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 7:39:41 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
Good luck on both!

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

The music is "Autumn Splendor" from Audio Blocks.

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

Happy Autumn Days to each of you!
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 12:20:14 AM

TT - I heard something about the Disney lemmings on a clue in Jeopardy this week. I did already know that it was a myth that they did the mass suicide thing.

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 8:53:36 AM

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

Animal myths conclude:

Lemmings commit suicide.

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

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

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

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 8:09:53 AM

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

Thursday's animal myth:

Camels store water in their humps.

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

Happy Thursday!
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rasmataz
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 9:41:01 AM

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

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 8:46:07 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Animal myths continue:

Touching a frog or toad will give you warts.

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

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 8:47:18 AM

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

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

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

Let us know how the moon looks to you.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 12:35:31 AM

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

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

See you when I see you. ♪

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

Good Morning rasmataz,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TT - thanks for sharing the animal myths.

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

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

See you all when I see you. ♪

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

Good Morning rasmataz,

Continuing animal myths:

Mother birds reject their babies if touched by humans,

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

Have a Fantastic Friday!
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 7:46:22 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,

Continuing animal myths:

Ostriches bury their heads in the sand.

It’s hard to say where this ridiculous myth came from, but it could have derived from a behavior that ostriches exhibit when they sense danger. To avoid detection by predators, ostriches have been known to lay flat on the ground, placing their heads on the sand.

Have a Thankful Thursday!
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 8:49:39 AM

Good Morning rasmataz,
I hope today goes well for your son.

Animals myths continue:

Porcupines shoot their quills.

A porcupine’s quills are made up of keratin, which is the same material our fingernails are made of. Can you shoot your fingernails? Didn’t think so. Just as we can’t shoot our fingernails (unfortunately), neither can porcupines shoot their precious defense mechanisms.

Happy Hump Day!
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 3:11:07 AM

Good Evening, Rasmataz ♫ Thank you for reading back on my updates and for your comments at my Studio. I appreciate you keeping up with me when I got too busy over the past week and weekend and could not do my GB rounds.

You hit it right on the target. The last days of the 20% off Piano Books Sale for Music Teachers has kept me busier than usual, including today, as I shared at my Studio.

Regarding the two Piano Tuners, yes, they were working simultaneously on Monday, but not on Tuesday. Two Piano Tuners working at the same time did drive me crazy on Monday!

You're welcome for the ♪ note of your post number. I hope your work week is going well.

Today's happy updates are posted at my Studio.

Good Night!
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 12:37:14 AM

TT - I had heard that about koalas before. I did get my free coffee. Thanks for noticing my palindrome post.

MT - in case you come by, I have been checking updates at your place. Hope you get a chance to make rounds again soon.

Looked in here earlier today, but just now coming back to post. My son has something at a local university tomorrow so he will be out of school for it, but I have to take him.

See you when I see you. ♪

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

rasmataz
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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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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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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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[Edited by: rasmataz at 9/29/2014 12:02:48 AM EST]
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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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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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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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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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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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