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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1505492)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Little Phoebe from Ireland" & "Dogs' Whiskers"

12.2731 million meals fed so far.....
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 211 - Care for a jelly baby? Or, perhaps a Jammie Dodger??? (Message 1505487)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
Late night listening to my friends' band ZZAH.
70F at almost midnight - feels more like July than April.
Bah. Humbug.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #65 (Message 1505485)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
deify
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1505273)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
No one playing this game ?

Bit of a clue - though the edges are rounded, it is used in a scraping action.

Okay, so not a shoehorn or orthotic.

Would this tool be used in a home-improvement project in the bathroom?
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1505114)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Tabby Cats" & "My Bionic Pet"

12.2665 million meals fed so far.....
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1505100)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
Marcel dropped by the backyard for a visit last night. We don't see him too often now that he is all grown up, but we always enjoy seeing him when he does decide to come "home" for a little visit (and a snack). After Marcel polished off Spawnie's kibble, he looked around for his grapes. I was out of grapes... bad Raccoon Mother that I am. I was, however, baking sugar cookies at the time and Marcel found one of these to be an acceptable dessert substitute. He sat around on the back porch for another 40 minutes or so, just grooming himself and being bored and hoping that I would come back outside with another cookie for him. I figured one cookie was more than enough for an already pudgy little raccoon boy. When he finally figured out that he was not going to get another cookie, he ambled off.

Life with raccoons is so much fun!!! I simply cannot understand why so many people dislike them.

I don't understand it either Angela :(

Yes, they are so much nicer than possums........
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 16/3/2014 (Message 1505092)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
Vets coffee went long today - couple of the guys had stories that needed to be told, so I stayed to listen. Nothing important on the agenda, so no big deal. Got home about lunch time, got one of those wild urges, and threw 3 slices of SPAM on the George Foreman grill, then diced it up with green onions, grape tomatoes and mushrooms, and scrambled 3 eggs and some shredded cheddar into the mix. MMMMMMMMM.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 211 - Care for a jelly baby? Or, perhaps a Jammie Dodger??? (Message 1505087)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
And another late-night win.
Congrats to Scott and Sparky.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mood music (Message 1504632)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
As an old fart, Who grew up with records, 8 tracks and cassets. I liked CDs. But I converted them all to what ever they are called now,( MP3's? ) I had records and converted them. I still have my Cd's but I keep them as just stuf I dont want to get rid off.They did cost a lot to aquire.

I've got all my CDs loaded into iTunes on my computer, and I am starting to convert my LPs and cassettes (and my 8-tracks, if they are still playable, once I get my Pioneer system working again). But there is something about the sound of those LPs that the digital recordings don't have - they just sound better, even to my damaged ears. Even my Dad's old 78s from the 1930s, as scratchy as they are. I'm gonna keep them all. except maybe any I have 2 of - trade them in at the used Record store downtown....
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #65 (Message 1504629)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
tunnel
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1504627)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
We were talking a while back about Big Boy #4014 being moved to Wyoming for restoration. Some good pics with this story.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1504626)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Lenny on the Rebound" & "Wednesday Wonderfunder"

12.2598 million meals fed so far.....
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1504625)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
You can find a lot of cheap pocket watches now days. I buy mine at Walmart. I cant use a wristwatch as Id be getting cutting oil all over it. It might say waterproof to 3 meters, But Oil will get in the works real fast. Ive had it happen a lot.

I need one that's reliable, accurate, and shows seconds. The last few non-digital watches I've had (either purely mechanical or battery/quartz) tended to stop or just jump around randomly.

I should start searching online.

In 2000, the lady I was keeping company with gave me a B.U.M. pocket watch for Christmas. She got it at WalMart. It lasted until just after my Dad died in 2007 - the cloth strap between the watch and the carabiner belt clip disintegrated from wear. So I started carrying my Dad's Timex pocket watch - same style & belt clip. On its 3rd battery, about ready for a new cloth strap, just like the other one...
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1504620)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
Another late-night win.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mood music (Message 1504619)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
It all boils down to a very nostalgic and fond appreciation I have of the record album experience. There's been a small resurgence in actual record stores here because I think others have similar memories and maybe even others simply want to experiment with the old format. I remember clearly the first CD I bought, and I thought it was cool, but that novelty wore off fairly quickly as I began to miss the visceral beauty of records.

Yeah, Borders, Tower Records, and The WhereHouse chains are gone, but I'm seeing record stores poping up, and vinyl records and stereos with turntables coming back into vogue. Have you seen some of the Crosley retro-style turntables and portable record players? Target, Best Buy, Amazon all carry them. Seeing vinyl LPs again at local swap meets and flea markets, too.

I have a Pioneer component system, I bought in 1974, sitting in a cabinet in my living room. Hasn't been powered up since about 1996. Going to take it up to Fresno, have it reconditioned - cleaned, new drive belts, the works.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1504405)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
It now appears the FedEx tractor was on fire before it collided with the bus.

And now the NTSB says there is no physical evidence or other witness confirmation to support that.

Yeah, that report was from the woman who's car was hit just before the bus. Which points up the unreliability of eye-witness reports. Sometimes as we try to remember things that happened quickly, we think we remember things that didn't quite happen that way....
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mood music (Message 1504398)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson

There aren't too many stations like WKRP in Cincinnati. ;~}

Thats a real radio station? I thought it was a TV show.

No, and yes. I always liked Bailey on that show, but she didn't appear much. It was probably fun to be a dj back when you really could play what you wanted, or at least had some input. Nowadays, I doubt any commercial radio stations allow creativity like that. It's all predetermined by market surveys and preprogrammed with no variance allowed.

Back in the 60s and 70s, we had several radio stations like WKRP in our area. K-O-N-G, 1400 AM, the Mighty KONG. Ag weather and crop reports at 5:30 am, short news breaks on the hour, DJs with their own style and their own playlists. And K-N-G-S, Kings Radio, the Mighty 690, carried Wolfman Jack late at night......

And one of my high school classmates, who had a HAM ticket, got hired as the Sunday evening/fill-in DJ/engineer at KONG. Got to sit in with him a couple times, manning the request line and helping find the records in the library. Every once in a while, I fantasize about being DJ the DJ, Spinnin' the Wax and layin' down Tracks for your listening pleasure......
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Red Moon (Message 1504388)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
I didn't have much better view. Some high clouds came through right about midnight, made everything fuzzy. Neighbor's yard floodlight reflecting off my back windows didn't help much. When's the next one?
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1504387)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson


Has she found the 710 yet?

Doesn't look like it. I sure wouldn't want to be close by when she starts it.

Ooooo - wonder if she is an angry ex-gf getting revenge?

Winning without any of that drama in my life......
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1504273)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. Johnson
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Scottish Town's Cat" & "Shelter Dog is Perfect Companion"

12.2530 million meals fed so far.....
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!


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