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Old 04-11-2013, 09:37 PM   #12041
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Went out for lunch yesterday. Had seviche (fish marinated in lime) and anticucho (grilled beef heart). First time in the US for the anticucho.
Wow! No way it could compare to Peru, though, right?
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:47 PM   #12042
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I migrated all my RSS feeds to Reeder from Google Reader since it is being discontinued. Then I decided to go to Chinatown to get some of my favorite Taiwanese tea. The cab ride was epic. The driver was talking non-sense to himself and he hit another cab while rolling down the hill backwards. I decided to walk home after purchasing my tea. Then this afternoon I went to the city's wholesale flowers market which, I recently discovered, is located just a few blocks from my apartment. They had a great selection of houseplants. I bought some air plants for my terrariums. Then I had a late lunch at Panera and went for a walk along the water front on this beautiful day.
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Bible study (Ezekiel) this morning, then delivered some Meals on Wheels to a couple (both in hospice).

DH and i picked up DD's dog because she is going on weekend trip with (DH and I would never-in-a-zillion-years choose him for a SIL, but it may happen so we may just have to deal) BF.

Finally figured out that the reason the federal taxes owed were not debited today, as scheduled, was because I entered our checking account # incorrectly on Turbo Tax On hold 45 min+ with IRS to straighten it out. First IRS person told me to re-submit. That sounded strainge, so i asked to talk to somebody else. That person told me to pay at irs.gov/payment.gov.

My advice: Do NOT make that mistake. I am having a difficult time believing i really did that---but, i most certainly did.

Karaoke (listening only) tonite at nearby Mexican restaurant. That + the beer = okay, i messed up a digit on tax submission. So what?
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It's early, so mostly just sat in bed and caught up on email

A few days ago though we released some baby turtles into the sea on the southern coast of Mexico. It is honestly one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had.
I have head started, Three-toed Box turtles. Sea turtles are on my fun bucket list. Did you you have this experience with a work/study/volunteer group?

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Old 04-12-2013, 01:15 PM   #12045
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Yucky weather here so I'm reading a book about compositing photographs and played around in Photoshop with that for a while. I did one of a BIL (who I actually like) with him on the front porch of a trashy house. Since they're house-hunting here in WV it seemed appropriate. Gotta keep up those stereotypes y'know. I'm debating sending it to family but the downside is what's he going to do to get back at me?

The trick is not just the selection of the subjects, but to get the lighting and shadows right too.
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I got a j*b today, House Boy, and lot attendant, for Ms G's Girls Day here. So far the only requirement of the j*b is showing where the guests should park, and wrestling a stubborn cork out of a wine bottle. But the eats have been good, and my tablet has been handy within wifi range at the ranch.
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This morning, I sang at a memorial service for my friend Evelyn, who died last month at the age of 97. She was one of the nicest ladies I've ever met. A retired school teacher who was sharp as a tack right to the end, interested in others and interesting to talk to. She sang in my church choir for 80 years, and it is testament to the universal regard in which she was held that virtually everyone who has ever been in the choir came to sing for her today. We had over triple our normal number of choristers. And that was in addition to the well over 100 people down in the pews.

At her own request, we sang the 4th movement of Brahms Requiem (How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place) and John Rutter's setting of the Aaronic Blessing (The Lord Bless You and Keep You). We finished up with Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah, at the special request of her son, who told us that she was listening to it when she died, just after asking him to turn it up louder. Over 60 people, who know each other and the piece very well, singing their hearts out for our departed friend. It was quite moving.
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We attended DD and DSIL's university graduation in Hawaii. L to R, me, DD, DSIL, DW.

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Wow...what a fulfilling day folks have had!

Rambler....I love the photo. Y'all just look so happy and downright gorgeous!
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We attended DD and DSIL's university graduation in Hawaii. L to R, me, DD, DSIL, DW.

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What a great looking group.
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I think you are having the best year ever, Rambler! I love your DW's dress.
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Great photo ! I love all the flowers !
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Tough to top a graduation in HI. Congrats to the kiddos Rambler.

Closer to home, it was a cool, drizzle day but turned the heat on in the MH, dreamed of trips to come and piddled.
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A few days ago though we released some baby turtles into the sea on the southern coast of Mexico. It is honestly one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had

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I figured it's safe to drain the fuel from the snow thrower and did so. Yippee!

Mowed the grass on the "front 40" after having to go get a new battery for the 33" mower. I keep it charged over the winter but I guess the original is only good for five years.
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Visited the animal shelter to look at some cats. I think the young wife found the ones she wants.
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Went to a local college to hear a soprano sing in her senior year recital. Beautiful voice.
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Rambler, that is one beautiful, happy photo. Made me smile.

Gumby, hope you post a photo of the chosen cat.
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Packed for my trip to Maui tomorrow! Now I have to hit the hay early to catch a morning flight.

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