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    Re: thinking of getting a dog

    We have 4 now. Our own aging girl, growing decrepit now. Plus the 3 the kids brought with them when they moved in. One Maine Coon. Alternately aloof & snuggly. One huge Siamese. Sweet-tempered but...
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    Re: thinking of getting a dog

    You're not trying to suggest that there are better pets than a dog, now are you? A hamster, perhaps? <G>
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    Re: thinking of getting a dog

    Congrats!!

    BUT... you know the rule. Fotos, or it didn't happen <G>
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    Re: Some Favourite Songs ---

    This is an old favorite. My sweetie drags a piano transcription out periodically and favors us... as she did after work today.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRr3TtAKSpc
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Been sick lately, and swallowing anything I can think of to feel better.

    Being a bit out of it, I made a big mistake. Swallowed a pocket dictionary.

    Gave me thesaurus throat I've ever had!!!
  6. Thread: new client

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    Re: new client

    You know what breed of dog makes good knitting fluff? Samoyed. Pure white, and like cashmere.

    A girlfriend once knitted me a beret... and it was heavenly in most ways.

    Just make sure you take...
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    Re: thinking of getting a dog

    And excessive amounts of beer. Even if it's GOOD beer --

    https://live.staticflickr.com/3275/2742764693_32925c0f63_b.jpg
  8. Thread: im ashamed

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    Re: im ashamed

    Your forgetting how to spell 'Shiny Dome' for #3 rather gives the lie to #1, eh? <G>
  9. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    I got this today, with no hint of who it was from.

    I assume it was Tulsy --
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  10. Thread: im ashamed

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    Re: im ashamed

    Hear Hear!

    And a gentleman ignores another gentleman's minor spelling errors.

    Can you clarify for me, please - because I trust your judgement on such matters intrinsically, good sir - which of...
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    Re: thinking of getting a dog

    Great choice for active youngsters like you and M.

    Whaddy, in your 30's now? <G>
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    Re: thinking of getting a dog

    I believe the two breeds you mention are active, intelligent delightful breeds - if you have the energy thruout their lives to keep them busy, exercised, engaged, and challenged. I wonder if they are...
  13. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Shifting the viewing angle is what reveals the shimmer.

    It's the changing angle of incidence that does the trick.

    A photo, being static, doesn't.

    Meantime, I'm trying to decide what to try...
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    Re: BYU and bigotry

    Actually... it's progress.

    I won't put too much 'faith' in their words. As I pointed out... they have a very long history to overcome. But talking is the first step. Failure is inevitable. But...
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    Re: Hallam is chosen to be BROTM of October…

    A lovely prelude to your 'Reign'. If you show that sort of enthusiasm, creativity, and brilliance throughout... you will win awards!
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    Re: BYU and bigotry

    Perhaps. I haven't researched it at length. But I know three things.

    1. The targeted students talked about more than one fan.

    2. BYU did their own investigation, and claimed to find 'no...
  17. Re: A new contender for the "ugliest car" title

    We're looking at the bow? How sure are we?
  18. Thread: new client

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    Re: new client

    Some folks think pugs and puglike critters are 'cute'.

    I think a pup should be judged by its personality and character... and any unfortunate 'looks' issues set aside if we can manage it. <G>
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    Re: Happy birthday to Andrew Craig-Bennett…

    Happy Birthday!

    Have a great day. Oh... what the heck, have a good rest of the month!!!
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    BYU and bigotry

    Recently, BYU (an institution run by the Mormon Church) played a football game at Oregon. Some of the rowdier fans - aka the 'Pit Crew' - chanted "Eff You BYT" at the folks from BYU. The ensuing...
  21. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Just kidding. Or fantasizing.

    That shimmer is called 'chatoyance'. When a piece of wood has it, it is one of my favorite things ever. Also found in some gemstones, and some configurations of...
  22. Re: Today I learned what denatured alcohol is.

    How fast DID you spit it out?? <G>
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    Over? Pfffft. This rant will go on until you shuffle off the mortal coil. And with good reason. In fact... it'll likely get worse. And with good reason <sigh>

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    Both of my...
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    Over? Pfffft. This rant will go on until you shuffle off the mortal coil. And with good reason. In fact... it'll likely get worse. And with good reason <sigh>

    Both of my boys are considering...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    For all of us Bo Nix fans <snort> --

    Oregon QB Bo Nix getting Heisman Trophy votes? It’s starting to happen…
    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/oregon-qb-bo-nix-getting-172524546.html
  26. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Dunno... everyone keeps telling me how much my crud SOUNDS like COVID. But I've tested (home test) negative twice.



    That IS gorgeous!!

    OK, new contest. Same race, but whichever of us gets...
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    Re: Florida, insurance and the rest of us.

    What would make me feel better... just noodling here ---

    1. All coastal states to use their powers of Eminent Domain and suchlike to reclaim their coasts for the use of all people. Kinda like...
  28. Thread: im ashamed

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    Re: im ashamed

    What I find interesting is that -- of all the things Paul has to be ashamed of (the things Kat has mentioned would fill pages <G>), THIS is what he gives voice to.

    Ted... perhaps you should create...
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    Re: im ashamed

    And... somehow... over the years... the models on the cover start looking better and better. :rolleyes:
  30. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Me too.

    You too.

    Tell ya what... I'll race you! Winner buys me a beer!!! <G>
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    Re: Happy birthday to Flying Orca…

    Happy Birthday, good sir!
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    Re: Hallam is chosen to be BROTM of October…

    OHHHH NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    Errrr... that is... con-ratulations & good luck! <G>
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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Boy Howdy. I feel like old age fell on my like a grand piano. But it's just this crud.

    Hope the rest of y'all are doing good.
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    Re: Lass Dir raten...

    A fine choice to pledge allegiance to.
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    Re: beth

    They move --

    https://i0.wp.com/intheboatshed.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/beth-1.jpg
  36. Thread: The holdout

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    Re: The holdout

    https://www.oregonlive.com/resizer/cvfjV6rGcDVyoDJ0P6M3E5NfvQc=/800x0/smart/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/advancelocal/FDRQQ5N4RFGVDCK26MLQSL4IOQ.jpg

    Harry R. Truman still believed...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Finished a good murder mystery last night - by a new (to me) author. Spencer Kope is a longtime analyst for the Sheriff's Dept. in Whatcom County, WA. A local, sorta. This is his third book,...
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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    One of the many things I miss about my dad's mom. She was a superb cook, and did tons of food preservation. No one in the family since her has used apples for apple butter, and it used to be one of...
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    Re: One Point Oh Three

    Foreign Policy magazine also pans the misguided excursion into Trickle Down Territory --
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    Re: Any hydrologists in the house?

    I'd never really gotten how destructive hurricanes are, despite watching news coverage of many, until I read John D. MacDonald's novel 'Condominium'. Graphic, detailed, and very scary. Much...
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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Morning All,

    Curtism - glad to hear the worst of it will miss you. I think I saw a recent article, though, predicting the pattern was only gonna get worse with climate change. Maybe it's time to...
  42. Re: Is the DNC pushing too hard on the abortion issue?

    I suspect the answer is no.

    The R's have made a living by exploiting - or manufacturing, then exploiting - Wedge Issues. Now they've inadvertently created a powerful one for the other side. As I...
  43. Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    This.

    On this larger topic, I recommend the book 'Being Mortal'. A good summary of how we've allowed a 'medical model' of aging to become dominant, and the perverse outcomes that spring from that...
  44. Re: What are you watching? (Movies, TV, YouTube, etc.)

    Don't watch hardly at all. My sweetie & I were working our way thru Downton Abbey, but it got hard to find the time. I've watched some old re-runs. MASH was fun. The Practice is engaging enough to be...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Oh... SNAP!!!
  46. Re: Off the Forum a couple weeks - was NOT 'band camp'4

    It's just your provider looking out for you... trying to steer you away from the n'er-do-wells hereabouts :rolleyes:
  47. Thread: Arizona...

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    Re: Arizona...

    Probably should institute a program to encourage in-migration from the states of Vermont, NJ, Oregon, and Mass.
  48. Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    SV... sending good thoughts your way.
  49. Thread: M/V Pelican

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    Re: M/V Pelican

    Lovely, indeed.
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    First Galaxidi Islands Regatta

    Looks like fun. I heard about it because fellow Goat Island Skiff owner participated --​
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