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    I have borrowed this thread idea from another forum where it remains one of the most popular threads by reason that it is relevant to absolutely everyone. It was started on December 5th, 2009 and continues to this day, and it is a rare day that one or more posters do not drop by to share some of the details of their lives. All credit goes to DancesWithCoffeeCups for this thread concept.

    I am enjoying a cup of Starbucks Via House Blend with French Vanilla as I look outside my window at a very pretty winter day. It is forecast to reach -10C this afternoon so I will be able to do some activities with the horses. Between now and then, I am about to start on my Christmas card list, having gotten past the challenge of writing one letter last night that I had started and abandoned several times since May. It just would not stay the course, for some reason, but it finally came together yesterday so now it's time to get serious about this annual correspondence ritual.

    So don't be shy...This is a 'dine and dash' kind of thread which leads everywhere and nowhere depending on what tidbits get contributed. A bit of drama is fine but nothing too heavy please. Start your own thread if you have a seriously debatable topic. Thanks!!


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    I'm browsing the internet while I wait for our GeoTek to finish my magsup scan and for our muffle furnace to finish my 1000C burn. I could probably multitask a little more and do some data entry, but staring at Excel for hours makes me want to climb inside the furnace with my samples...


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    Dressed except for bare feet from an overly hot shower with a pair of military rolled socks beside my keyboard.

    Watching one of my cats upside down playing with a bungy toy hung from a door knob to the bedroom.

    Reading an anatomy assignment about the nervous system but distracted by the sunshine flooding through the sliding glass window and two Steller Jays making a ruckus.
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    What is the nature of your work with the muffle furnace, Flick?

    I just ran outside to feed some cat food to the gray jays who were hopping about to attract my attention. Hubby is always buying new varieties of cat food to cater to the preferences of the feline resident with the result that some of it falls out of favor and gets stale so an endless supply of bird food for these omnivores who like to stash their food in many locations. Cat kibble and pieces of bread are their delicacies of choice, second only to meat scraps. They think nothing of cleaning the bones of their feathered cousins.
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    What is the nature of your work with the muffle furnace, Flick?
    Doing LOI (loss on ignition) tests on some sediment core samples. It's every bit as exciting as it sounds.
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    sewing buttons and darning socks
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    Sipping a massive mug of coffee while looking for anthropology or palaeontology documentaries to watch. Just finished watching one about British pre-history.

    Its 22h00 and I actually still have some work to be done before going to bed, but I am a serious night owl, so no biggie.
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    Sitting at home trying to chill after work. Big cup of coffee and reading a book written by one of my friends from college, it's pretty good so far but he did do a degree in English Literature...
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    as/re "grandma"
    sadly, my mum is long dead
    So, my shirts, my trousers, my buttons = a pile of unusable cloths, or some warm winter shirts and socks, the choice seemed obvious.
    Meanwhile I have a nice fire going and have begun getting ready for feast day-------we're having guests, so need to seat more than is normal.
    Guests are a damned good excuse for focusing on organizing and neatening that space a little better.

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    My old body is resting from cutting and hauling wood.
    And, the wood was wet from snow and the big chainsaw kept getting fibers wedged in it's nose sprocket...........
    It's cold outside.
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    I'm in the middle of wrapping up all the Christmas presents I bought yestaday. Kind of now thinking of going and making a nice cup of coffee, can't possibly think where that idea has come from.
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    Just ate a PB&J sandwich, very yummy for a snack. Found my old Word key numbers for I need to install It again on my new PC.
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    Two Christmas cards done and a load of laundry on the go. We have one of those portable washers that can be rolled over to the sink and attached to the faucet. It is a regular type, top load agitator waher and can handle everything except large blankets. Those get taken to a public laudromat. No dryer. I had one once but prefer to hang my laundry outdoors. I have several clothslines strung on the upper deck under the roof overhang. I also have an indoor line in my office/crafts room for things that need drying more quickly in winter.
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    Paying bills and waiting on a grocery delivery, and thinking of you.
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    I am currently listening to some pop music whilst reading some of the articles on the ScienceDaily​ website.
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    Breathing. Pumping blood round my body. Aging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Breathing. Pumping blood round my body. Aging.
    You're in your regeneration alcove and we all know it.
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    Four Christmas cards (with handwritten notations inside) done, laundry hung and now headed outdoors to take advantage of the warmest part of this day, which will be shortlived as them temperature begins to drop again in about an hour and a half. To clean paddocks or to ride a horse...? The prevailing wind will decide that answer.
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    Fretting. Because ...

    1. I've been around the house twice to make sure all the windows are closed. It's already 29.6C outside at almost 8am and the predicted maximum is 37C. Is everything closed down? Is it? Are you sure?

    2. I'm trying to think of things I can save money on. Yesterday had to spend several hundred dollars to replace the slashed tyres on the car. Which meant that I'm taking the car today, rather than yesterday when it was booked in, to have the transmission done. That costs money that I was expecting to spend, but now it seems like too much.

    (But we're not so badly off - we weren't the only ones. Half a dozen other people in the street had their tyres slashed as well. A couple of them are on pensions/benefits, with no savings, so they had to go to Centrelink for an advance on their pensions to pay for it. Which they have to start repaying straight away. Baked beans and boiled rice for Xmas dinner anyone?)
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    Back at my room in Itaxpa. Just vegging out after a few hours walking along the beach. Almost half way through 3 weeks in Mexico...a nap, hit the gym then fill up at the buffet.
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    I'm reading this thread and now making a post in it. Come on. admit it. That's what all of you were doing when you responded to this thread. :P
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    Back from closing a window I'd overlooked.

    Picking up my keys and my knitting to go to the car place.
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    The cat is perched on my printer-scanner, where she has chosen to live out her last days. She stays there pretty much all day long. I don't know why she picked that spot. She never went up there when she was healthy. She's 17 years old, and has a tumor in her ear, which is infected. She's losing weight fast, and the vet doesn't think she'll last more than about a week. Every now and then she shakes her head, scattering gunk from her ear all over the place.
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    I am just indoors briefly to have a cup of coffee and an 'Oats with Vanilla Yogurt' Breakfast Biscuit, product of the Netherlands. The winds were such that I elected to ride a horse and so we covered 5 km in 25 minutes, the feisty red mare, Caramel, and I. The mare was keen to run but there is ice under the snow and hence I had to discourage her save to do a collected hand gallup on a couple of stretches where I know the footing to be safe. Life is full of compromises.

    Two of the paddocks are already cleaned and I shall get the final one done also, just before we lose the light this day.

    Reading this thread with interest to see how everyone's day may be going and sorry to hear about the slashed tires and the last days of an aging kitty. The details of life, some pleasant and others less so are the common thread of existence. I also learned what a 'muffle furnace' was today.
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    Just finished Episode 4 of the Walking Dead game. Now, I'm off to make chicken fried rice before the wife gets home from tap dancing.
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    Television on, Itunes playing some musical piece, Vivaldi I think, texting a friend bouncing jokes back and forth. All in the effort to get some ludicrous idea to pop into my noggin' to draw.
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    Dropped back home by the receptionist who had to go to pick up parts from near here.

    MOAR coffee.

    MOAR knitting.
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    I'm reading 'chicken fried wife' in Flick's post #25 and wondering how shlunka could incorporate that concept into his drawing, post #26. Waiting for hubby to get around to cooking dinner as he promised, lol. I have just prompted him into motion by asking if he wants me to turn on the oven. We are going to try a new offering by the PC house brand just introduced, Chicken Souvlaki Lasagna.

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    Listening to Dave Mathews song on Pandora station, hot coffee in my hand.

    Keep looking outside waiting for my Isaac, my gray bobtailed cat to show up...its cold and dark except for the back porch light. Should be too long before he's asking to come in, get fed and sitting beside me insistent on a few minute of petting.

    Looking at a diagram of Guillian-Barre syndrome trying to future out how it destroys myelin sheaths and causes paralysis in less than a day.
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    Going to have some more coffee and then off to bed. Long day tomorrow.
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    Just came back from my twice a month chess club meeting. I won about 60 percent of my games, played about 20 or so. There weren't many there but we made the best of It anyway.
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    'Field stripping' a fresh pineapple from Costa Rica. This one is pretty sweet and is fated to meet strawberries, banana, apple and yogurt in the blender for breakfast and snacks tomorrow. The fox will enjoy raiding the compost pile tonight as I am just on my way outdoors to empty the compost pail and take the pineapple trimmings as well. We do not set out food for the fox but the compost bin is only vegan and fair game for birds, moose and foxes, not that a two person household manufactures an inordinate amount of edible waste, especially as I use most things down to the nubbins.
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    He's now surpized about your pinapples...instead of the other thing.
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    blackscorp has a fortnight's holiday for obscenity (here and elsewhere).

    Anyone else who wants to mess up this quite nice idea from scheherazade can look forward to more of the same.
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    THANK YOU, adelady!

    I am looking forward to this being a nice, safe place for posters to share small details that they are comfortable in so doing, their challenges, obstacles overcome, things they look forward to, are excited about etc.
    Everyone is welcome but please leave the trash elsewhere than on this thread.
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    I'm rubbing my tummy after an insanely good meal I prepared for guests.
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    I always miss the good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    blackscorp has a fortnight's holiday for obscenity (here and elsewhere).

    Anyone else who wants to mess up this quite nice idea from scheherazade can look forward to more of the same.
    Not to step on your tows, but I think I'll extend that until the apocalypse.
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    Chatting on The Science Forum with my e-friends....weeeeeeeee!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    I always miss the good stuff.
    What do you mean? You contribute some of the best..."chicken fried wife...", lol.... I've heard of chicken fried steak?
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    Yeah, I fixed that. I am NOT Hannibal Lecter....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    blackscorp has a fortnight's holiday for obscenity (here and elsewhere).

    Anyone else who wants to mess up this quite nice idea from scheherazade can look forward to more of the same.
    Not to step on your tows, but I think I'll extend that until the apocalypse.
    Don't take this as a complaint, but considering the accident with PhDemon's id, I was wondering if it was intentional that all traces of blackscorp were wiped from the forum? I can't even find his profile, let alone any old posts of his.
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    No problem for me.

    I looked in the Mod area first, all OK. Then put his name into the search block. Comes up with his name - and suspended status. When I link to Find all posts from that page they all come up apart from the deleted ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    No problem for me.

    I looked in the Mod area first, all OK. Then put his name into the search block. Comes up with his name - and suspended status. When I link to Find all posts from that page they all come up apart from the deleted ones.
    weird. I typed his id in the members list and nothing came up. Then I looked just at ids starting with "bla" and didn't see it. Thought maybe I misspelled it. But then I did have the guy on ignore. That could have something to do with it. I have quite a few people on ignore though and I can still see their profiles and links to see their posts if I chose to see them. Oh well. No big deal. I was just curious what finally got him banned. He annoyed me from the first week he was here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    ... Now, I'm off to make chicken fried rice......


    Wait...are you talking about fried rice with chicken in it....or like battering individual grains of rice and deep frying them like fried chicken?
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    Lawks! Just tried to wash my hands. The water from the cold tap was too hot for hands. Would've been ideal for dishes, though.
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    so many pictures of good food
    (drool)and
    I just had buttered toast and sardines for supper.

    I've had to sew on a second button to most of my trousers to accommodate my overlarge belly.
    so
    maybe less food is a good thing?

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    hot water from the cold tap?
    hmmm
    how curious
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    so many pictures of good food
    (drool)and
    I just had buttered toast and sardines for supper.

    I've had to sew on a second button to most of my trousers to accommodate my overlarge belly.
    so
    maybe less food is a good thing?

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    hot water from the cold tap?
    hmmm
    how curious
    In Australia, the pipes are usually through the walls of people's houses or they sometimes go across the ceiling. In the heat of summer, those pipes sometimes heat up and the water coming out of the cold taps when you first open them can get so bad, that it is almost scalding. Which is very tricky when you have small children who go and wash their hands, for example.
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    -12C here now and headed down to -15C

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    Yup. The "cold" water supply in question runs under a concrete path and up a wall - eastern facing and exposed to northern sun for the first 6 or so hours of the day. Once all that stuff heats up, it takes the whole of the rest of the day and the following night to cool down - if cooling down happens at all. Yay! I just checked. South westerly change late this afternoon. Tomorrow's maximum, 22C, likely to be less than today's minimum, 27C.
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    -12C here now and headed down to -15C

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    Send it to us in Australia!

    I live in a part of Australia that tends to get really muggy and hot from the end of winter through to the start of the next winter.

    The only time I recently felt something akin to cold was in a severe hail storm we had last week, which sadly damaged our roof, but which left the ground carpeted with marble, golf ball to tennis ball sized hail, so it looked like snow. As that ice encountered the warm humid air, this mist rose up and that mist was freezing cold. And that night, we were rugging up, because the ice lasted through until the next late afternoon - that's how much of it came down. It was phenomenal.
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    This is becoming a very interesting thread early on. Hot water coming from the cold water taps and huge hail stones in Australia are just not things that would have occurred to me.



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    Thankfully the one we had on the Gold Coast was nothing like the one the Sunshine Coast went through. Although at the time, it did go through our mind when it first started.

    It was the most bizarre thing as it started. There was no rain at first, just this hail and wind gusts and it went on and on and on. Was like 20 or so minutes of just big and small hail. I think if the size was like what the Sunshine Coast suffered, my house probably would not be standing anymore. Watching the footage of that, the way the hail was impacting the water, they looked like bombs.

    We suffered cracked roof tiles and because so much of it came down in such a short space of time, our house, like that of all our neighbours, suffered water damage as the hail clogged up the gutters and the water flooded into our ceiling cavity. As the water started to come down the walls inside the house and the lights in the ceiling shorted out, we knew what was happening, but we could not go outside to do anything about it as it was still hailing. We had a couple of very big ones land in the yard and on the house, but the majority of the storm consisted of golf ball size hail (thankfully).

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    Trying to remember how to add confidence intervals to excel bar charts for a human ecology report.
    I've only ever used this to give a confidence limit on an average value of a number of measurements.

    the form "=CONFIDENCE.NORM(alpha,stdev,N) --- alpha is significance level (=0.05 for 95% confidence), stdev is the standard deviation of the data set and N is the number of points

    Gives the +/- error bar around the mean needed to be 95% confident the "true" average lies in the range. You can then add this as a custom value +/- error bar on your chart
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    I am off of my sleep pattern, probably in response to another sudden change in the weather which is warming up rapidly and then going to drop off again all in a 24 hour period. By 6:45 p.m. I was unable to keep my eyes open so I went to bed and set the alarm for midnight. Been awake for 25 minutes and just on my way out now to give the horses their night feed, stoke the fire and then go back to bed until 5:00 a.m. Office work in the morning and then turn around to graveyard sift on the morrow so an extra few hours of sleep won't hurt. If the weather forecast is accurate, I should be able to get a horse out for a ride in the afternoon so am looking forward to that. It's Handyman's turn to go out, this picture taken back in March of this year. He has grown a couple of inches over the summer and is now the tallest of my three horses, 15:1 last time I measured him.

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    Reminds me of a German woman I used to work with, every morning we'd go to the coffee shop for a mid-morning break and she would order a coffee and a toasted "beagle" she never did work out why this caused smirks from the coffee shop staff (and we never told her ).
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    I am currently working on my Statistics project that is due to next Wednesday,
    given the fact that my partners do not seem to work much on the project.
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    I am currently working on my Statistics project that is due to next Wednesday,
    given the fact that my partners do not seem to work much on the project.
    That's what I used to hate about practical classes as an undergrad, you had to work with a lab partner and I got the laziest, most work-shy dimwit on the course (or so it seemed) -- it got to the stage where I sent him off to play with liquid nitrogen and rubber gloves while I did the experiment...
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    I think most of us 'Mericans are doing the same thing right now. Preparing great gobs of delicious foods in celebration of bringing smallpox to the native people. No wait...uh, in celebration of door-buster sales on cars we can't afford. Nah, that's not it. Well, it's got something to do with waiting in lines and trampling people so let's have a turkey!



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    I just opened the first Christmas card of the season from a friend now residing in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, which I believe was the home of the famous Bluenose fishing and racing schooner which was commemorated on the Canadian dime. Reminds me that I had better get back to my Christmas card list in the very near future, but not today. The weather is warm so I'm going to ride a horse this afternoon.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
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    I am currently working on my Statistics project that is due to next Wednesday,
    given the fact that my partners do not seem to work much on the project.
    That's what I used to hate about practical classes as an undergrad, you had to work with a lab partner and I got the laziest, most work-shy dimwit on the course (or so it seemed) -- it got to the stage where I sent him off to play with liquid nitrogen and rubber gloves while I did the experiment...

    Well, it is not that they do not want to contribute to the project, it is just that they know little about the matter.
    Given the fact that I am the only one who has a clue what has to be done and who actually goes to the lectures
    (despite my aversion of statistics), it comes to no surprise that I am doing most of the work and I am actually fine with that.


    PS: Liquid nitrogen? That might be an effective way of dealing with cranks on TSF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
    I am currently working on my Statistics project that is due to next Wednesday,
    given the fact that my partners do not seem to work much on the project.
    That's what I used to hate about practical classes as an undergrad, you had to work with a lab partner and I got the laziest, most work-shy dimwit on the course (or so it seemed) -- it got to the stage where I sent him off to play with liquid nitrogen and rubber gloves while I did the experiment...

    Well, it is not that they do not want to contribute to the project, it is just that they know little about the matter.
    Given the fact that I am the only one who has a clue what has to be done and the one who actually goes to the lectures
    (despite my aversion of statistics), it comes to no surprise that I am doing most of the work and I am actually fine with that.


    PS: Liquid nitrogen? That might be an effective way of dealing with cranks on TSF.
    It's all fun and games until your partner loses some fingertips to frostbite.

    Anyway, at least you know your assignment is being done correctly and up to standard.
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    Getting ready to head out for Thanksgiving festivities -- wishing everyone here who celebrates the day, a very special, safe and healthy Thanksgiving day!
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    Barely awake. Relishing the smell of coffee wafting in from the kitchen.

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    Enjoying a big glass of fresh orange juice and crumpets with peanut butter while reading up on news about the comet. Does not look like it has survived. Watching video footage of its approach from NASA: Comet ISON Fizzles as it Rounds the Sun | NASA

    Contemplating this heat and humidity today and debating whether we should take the boys to the beach again this evening, or just stay home and vegetate in front of a movie with the boys. Not feeling very energetic today, so tired. Meant to be going shopping today for some nursery furniture, but am lacking the motivation to move, plus half of what we have seen has been so naff and most of it impractical, along with pushy sales staff who feel compelled to rub my belly. No, I don't want a change table where I need to be rifling under the baby for what I need to change the nappy with one hand while the other hand tries to hold a wiggling baby in place so it doesn't roll off. Is it too much to ask for a change table that has an open shelf on the side, so all of that paraphernalia is kept on hand, next to the baby instead of on shelves underneath and a little dicky side holder thing that can't even hold a wipe box? I rant..

    I think I might go and lie down instead.
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    I had an awesome ride around the five km trail on my young gelding just now, possibly the best ride of his career to date. He is at a stable stage in his growth, begining to develop collection and cadence which makes for a comfortable ride. He has an excellent amount of energy, neither sluggish or too eager, just the way I like my horses and my vehicles, ready to rock but completely controlled. He is growing into himself and stands like a rock when I go to mount and dismount, one of the most important skills for a horse to learn.

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    Reading this thread for the first time. While flipping channels trying to find something to watch on TV.
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    Chuckling that it took Bad Robot approximately 52 1/2 hours to find this thread. Usually very little gets by this guy...
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    Reading through the Scottish Independence white paper, just fishished raiding the huge tin of M & S biscuits, supposed to be saving for christmas, and am going to go and have a bottle of becks and watch a movie.
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    Is it too much to ask for a change table that has ....
    ... no presumptions that every. single. incident. of nappy changing involves a placid baby and no mess and no distractions.

    I finished up using an ordinary table with stuff stacked to-one-side-and-a-bit-towards-the-back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascended View Post
    Reading through the Scottish Independence white paper, just fishished raiding the huge tin of M & S biscuits, supposed to be saving for christmas, and am going to go and have a bottle of becks and watch a movie.
    Thinking that this sounds like a lot more fun than catching a few hours sleep and going in for graveyard shift. I did just have a yummy meal of chicken breast in sweet chili sauce with a broccoli/pasta side and now a glass of red wine to wind down before hitting 'horizontal hold' for about 4 hours, so I'm not that hard done by. Besides, that's why they pay me the big bucks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post

    ... no presumptions that every. single. incident. of nappy changing involves a placid baby and no mess and no distractions.

    I finished up using an ordinary table with stuff stacked to-one-side-and-a-bit-towards-the-back.
    We are considering that as an option as well to be honest. At least it is practical and less dodgy than the change tables we have seen and it is something that can be used afterward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Chuckling that it took Bad Robot approximately 52 1/2 hours to find this thread. Usually very little gets by this guy...
    Been busy with stuff, so haven't been looking for anything new for awhile. Anyway this looks like one of those never ending threads.
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    Tranquille!! Congrats!!!!

    I am digesting my food......and wishing for leftovers to snack on at midnight......I hate spending the holiday alone. After talking to family, I just felt so sad, however, got to the hotel. The manager met me....took me to my bar seat (I have a glass of champagne there every night so I have a social hour and talk to PEOPLE), and every server valet person, front desk person, bartender and manager working made a point of giving me a big hug and a kiss and wishing me a Happy Thanksgiving. My extended ohana Sometimes we are blessed and don't realize that even without our genetic family and alone alone, we aren't when we have made a point of respecting people, learning all their names and about them .....and listening to them.
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