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Old 03-26-2010, 12:00 PM   #3841
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Thanks y'all for the kind words and grins.

I do wonder if the stuff they injected in my vein during the second session of the MRI will make the cobwebs in my head glow.

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Old 03-26-2010, 04:16 PM   #3842
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Well this is new one for me. When I was downtown today I dropped my cell phone, and it fell into the sewer! I could still see it - it was dry and hadn't slid down the hole. It was only about 3 1/2 feet below the sewer grate...I wanted my cell phone back!

Low and behold, a police officer was nearby, and I thought, what the heck, I'll ask if he has any ideas. He actually got out of his car and came over to the sewer with me to investigate. He found a stick and was able to carefully slide my cell phone, in by inch, up the side of the sewer...but then it slipped and slid back down in - almost going down the hole and into never-never sewer land! The next time, I was prepared. I got down on the sidewalk/road (hoping no cars would hit me), and stuck my head and arm through the hole at the edge of the curb, next to the grate! I would not be defeated! Mr. Policeman slowly slid the cell phone via the stick back up the wall to my little fingers and wa-la! Cell phone is saved!

I graciously thanked Mr. Policeman and asked him for his name so I could send a nice note about him to his superior. He declined his name and looked around and said "I just hope this doesn't end up on youtube somewhere". LOL!
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Busy day.

Went to dentist for 6 month cleaning. Mentioned chipped tooth. He said it couldn't be ground down (again) I made appointment for bondo buildup.

Ran several errands.

Went to 'senior health fair' ; depressing as ****.
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I played Miss Socialite today. I had lunch with a former colleague, then met a friend for coffee. Yak yak yak...
It is SO nice to be able to get out without worrying about too many inches of snow endangering my drive back home.
To justify my oxygen consumption, I washed and dried and installed a summer weight blanket on the master bed. Good bye, winter comforter
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Web site says East Nowhere, Hi 33F, Lo 19F.

So, are you Superwoman, or are you really somewhere else and not in ENW?
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:29 PM   #3846
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I washed and dried and installed a summer weight blanket on the master bed. Good bye, winter comforter
It was 18 degrees this morning. I think i'll hold off on ditching the winter blanket for another month
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I washed and dried and installed a summer weight blanket on the master bed.
Since they're teasing you about the weather, let me hasten to your defense by assuring everyone that we, too, washed and dried and put away our blanket this week...
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To justify my oxygen consumption, I washed and dried and installed a summer weight blanket on the master bed. Good bye, winter comforter
Optimist. My chicken waters were frozen outside this morning. It is way funny watching mystified chickens pecking ice.
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So, are you Superwoman, or are you really somewhere else and not in ENW?
No, I'm still in East Nowhere. Let's just say I have my own heat source on tap.

Compared to the wintertime below zero nights, lately the night temps have been wonderful (it's all relative). We did have a short cold spell for the last 2 days, but it has been warmer prior to that.
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Sensor to the left on the countertop is a humidity/temp monitor device that was supplied with the dome mushroom growing kit. If all goes well, the plastic containers of ground up alder chips and wheat bran will feed and cause a colony of mycelia to develop throughout. Then I crank up the humidity and voila...mushrooms will emerge in the "fruiting" stage.
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There's a fungus among us
In fact, there is a whole blanket of mycelium (white fuzzy stuff ) covering each of the containers in my little mushroom colony. Sorry about the poor contrast of the pics, but I cannot take off the top (introduce airborne contaminants) dome to get a map view photo.
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Recovering from an all day 12 mile hike in the Bankhead National Forest yesterday. What a blast! Who knew Alabama could be so beautiful. Lots of waterfalls, beautiful creeks and streams, big boulders. It was supposed to be an 8 mile hike, but the creek we needed to cross to get back to our transport car at the end was flooded high...no way could we cross it. Had to go an additional 4 miles to get across the creek and back to our vehicles. Whew!
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Well, this isn't me and it didn't happen today, but....

DH spent some time and played in a concert last night with Tom Malone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Malone_(musician)

You have to click on 'Did you mean' Tom Malone (musician) Tom is currently playing with the CBS orchestra on the David Letterman show.

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I'm sitting here smelling a 4 lb roast beef, seasoned with granulated garlic, onion powder, and black pepper, cooking slowly and sensuously in my crockpot. I'm using a injector thingie to return the juices to the inside of the roast.
I found the roast in the freezer tucked behind some bags of sliced ham.
It will be sliced thinly and transformed into Philly cheese steak sandwiches with swiss cheese and onions later on. The rest could be made into stir fry beef with broccoli, or maybe open faced roast beef and gravy sandwiches or...

I rarely cook beef for dinner, so this will be a nice artery clogging treat for my favorite carnivore.
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I'm sitting here smelling a 4 lb roast beef, seasoned with granulated garlic, onion powder, and pepper, cooking slowly and sensuously in my crockpot. I'm using a injector thingie to return the juices to the inside of the roast.
I found the roast in the freezer tucked behind some bags of sliced ham.
It will be sliced thinly and transformed into Philly cheese steak sandwiches with swiss cheese and onions later on. The rest could be made into stir fry beef with broccoli, or maybe open faced roast beef and gravy sandwiches or...

I rarely cook beef for dinner, so this will be a nice artery clogging treat for my favorite carnivore.
You are making me hungry!!!!
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You are making me hungry!!!!
Shall I make the thread USEFUL with a picture?
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You're not right! LOL.
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We went down to the Knights of Columbus for their free, annual Palm Sunday dinner! Loads of good food, and oodles of our long-time friends!

Menu: Ham, turkey, dressing, cranberries, mashed taters, gravy, sweet taters, corn, cole slaw, rolls & butter, dessert, milk, and coffee. Everything was very good....and didn't have to cook any of it....and didn't have to clean up or do dishes....and it was FREE!!!
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Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin sensualis, from Latin sensus sense
Date: 15th century
1 : relating to or consisting in the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of appetite : fleshly
2 : sensory
3 a : devoted to or preoccupied with the senses or appetites
b : voluptuous
c : deficient in moral, spiritual, or intellectual interests : worldly; especially : irreligious
synonyms see carnal, sensuous

sensuous
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1 a : of or relating to the senses or sensible objects b : producing or characterized by gratification of the senses : having strong sensory appeal <sensuous pleasure>
2 : characterized by sense impressions or imagery aimed at the senses <sensuous verse>
3 : highly susceptible to influence through the senses

Synonyms "sensuous", "sensual" mean relating to or providing pleasure through gratification of the senses.
"Sensuous" implies gratification of the senses for the sake of aesthetic pleasure <the sensuous delights of great music>.
"Sensual" tends to imply the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of the physical appetites as ends in themselves <a life devoted to sensual pleasures>.
I'm not sure what she's implying either, but I'm certainly not gonna be late for dinner!
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I'm down with stomach flu. This evening I thought I should gingerly try to eat SOMETHING.

I guess I qualify as a New Orleanian now, because half a muffaletta (split with Frank) at the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall seemed like the very best thing for my stomach. So far, so good.

You know - - being retired with the stomach flu isn't too bad.
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I guess I qualify as a New Orleanian now, because half a muffaletta (split with Frank) at the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall seemed like the very best thing for my stomach. So far, so good.
You know - - being retired with the stomach flu isn't too bad.
Made me google it.

If you can keep one of those down then you're probably gonna live!

And I thought a Loco Moco was a challenge...
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