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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1571352)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on the late pass again....
Just slogged through two days of posts
(NO, I did NOT click on every Youtube link.....
Otherwise it wuld be 0200 instead of 0002....)
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1570356)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Venus, a Very Distinctive Cat" & "Cute Puppy Crashes"

13.1973 million meals fed so far.....
142,725 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
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!
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1570350)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Went out last night to B.D.'s Mongolian BBQ. They were having a benefit, 20% of sales to No Kid Hungry. I really blew both the budget and the diet. Instead of the cheeseburger egg rolls, I should have had the bacon.

The Arby's a few blocks south of me is doing a "No Child Hungry" promotion - donate a couple bucks and they put your name on the wall for all to see. I had a chicken cordon bleu sandwich tonight after the vets meeting, but declined to fill out a piece of wall-paper when I added to the donation jar.

Think I'd like a dish of orange sherbet for a bed-time treat.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1570343)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning between the late news and bedtime......
And not falling into Time Tunnels that lead back to the 70s...
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1570050)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning after Wednesday Vets' Coffee Club meeting.
Working on my Patriot's Day (9/11) ceremony schedule.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (89) Server Problems? (Message 1570039)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
So if there are no APs, what's keeping both the green and the blue so high?

In the past couple hours I've gotten a handful of shorties on my Core2 Duo box. They won't get crunched by me until tomorrow, but if I have speed-burners for wingmen......
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1569869)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "3-Legged Meg Saves the Day" & "Boy Saved by his Pit-Bull"

13.1902 million meals fed so far.....
138,520 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
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!
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1569861)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Think I'll go to sleep earlier than the last couple of nights.

Yaaaaawn Ping.....

Early evening win.....
Spent most of the day replacing markers at a Submarine Memorial we built at Merced Community College Los Banos campus in 2007. A main Memorial Stone and 65 trees planted - one for each US Navy Submarine lost since 1900. The original tree markers did not hold up to the elements (and lawnmowers) as well as we hoped, so we mounted new steel markers over the old ones. 9 of us in the working party - 2 WWII SubVets, the rest of us Korea/Viet Nam/Cold Warriors. Lot of bending and kneeling - legs are sore, even after soaking in hot bath. Going to bed early so I can get up for Wednesday Vets Coffee Club.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1569489)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
This is Oskar, Ship's Cat on the "Bismarck", who survived that sinking to develop his career as a SC on board two Britsih Royal Navy ships - both of which were, in their turn, sunk. Not "Sam" however; he survived all three sinkings, and went on to a comfortable retirement, ultimately, in an old sailors' home in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
http://www.ww2incolor.com/art/SamGeorfinaShawBakerGreenwich.html
In Sweden we have a saying that cats have seven lifes:)

In the US, they have nine.

Of course. We do to. I'm getting old:)

Lot of that going around lately........
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1569485)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Here something you will never find in a car. Unless you happen to be transporting it that is. Very useful tool that I am sure is near and dear to all of us.

To clarify: used when transporting or towing a car?
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1569482)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning after the VFW meeting.

Congrats to Sparky on winning the last run.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1569212)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
That will do nicely, thank you, Mike.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1569209)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Popping in for a bit of breakfast before things get busy.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1569208)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Fluffy, Golden-Eyed Cat" & "Strutt Yout Mutt Festival"

13.1809 million meals fed so far.....
133,030 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
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!
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : NFL 2015 Season (Message 1569046)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Not exactly a Raider fan, but glad to see Fresno State alum Derek Carr had a pretty good day as a rookie Starting QB. Jets won, but it wasn't the blow-out it could have been. Raiders could finish at or above .500 this year

And the 49ers did a real number on Tony Romo and the Cowboys in Dallas.

Now if only my Packers had had a better day against Seattle on Thursday......
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1568576)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
As has already been mentioned, Art, like Beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

Glenn, you say moving that rock was a waste of time and money. Maybe it was, but the folks who ponied up their cash to help make it happen thought it was worth it, and derived some value from it. The major donors probably also give significant amounts to charity. Would I have given if I'd known? Probably not. But I participate in, and donate to, this project, and many folks consider SETI a waste of time and effort. To each their own.

That's one of the benfits of living in a (relatively) free society - if you have the money, you can spend it on whatever you want, no matter how frivolous others may think it, as long as it doesn't harm others.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1568572)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
My Submarine Veterans Base has a bus trip to the USS Pompanito at Pier 45 scheduled for Saturday 11 October. We'll be there from about 11;00 am until about 4:00 pm. Perhaps something can be arranged....
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What does being GREENmean to you? (Message 1568560)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I consider myself "environmentally conscious" but not really "green", because "green" has a lot of political bagage for me.

I was in the Ecology Club in High School, and have reused, repurposed, or recycled things all my life - my parents were children during the Great Depression. In fact, I need to make a recycle center run so I can put my car in the garage this fall. I have a compost pile in my garden, I use no pesticides or herbicides outside, and only ant spray if they show up inside. I'm still on a septic tank, and the leach field waters part of my front lawn. I water the rest of my lawns with soaker hoses, which put very little water in the air. Moving the hoses around is part of my exercise program, and I adhere strictly to the local watering regulations. My lawnmower is gasoline-powered, but I only need to mow about every two weeks (hybrid bermuda grass plus windbourne), and when this one dies, I'll probably go electric. My rose bushes and flower beds get mulched with shredded office paper and junk mail.

I have citrus and nut trees, and grape vines in my rear yard, and a small garden with tomatos, bell peppers, and squash. I have two large fruitless mulberry trees that shade the house and yard in summer, reducing the air conditioning load (set at 80F). I open windows for fresh air and extra cooling when I can. In the winter, the heat is set to 65F. We have a fireplace, but we stopped using it years ago due to my mother's breathing problems. My lights are a mix of incandescent and CFL, but as they fail I'll replace them with LEDs. I use only as many lights as is necessary at night.

My primary car is a 1994 Olds Cutlass V6 sedan, but it still passes smog test and gets 25-30 mpg. My 1987 Olds Cierra (2.4L - 4) gets about the same mileage, and I use that for running around town. We have a bus system, but it doesn't run early in the morning or late at night, and doesn't well serve the industrial park where I work. Sometime in the next two years I'm going to replace the Cierra with a 3-wheeled motorcycle.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1568534)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Name for a Group of Kittens" & "Pets Communicating"

13.1708 million meals fed so far.....
127,175 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
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!
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #219: US Open Women's Finals! (Message 1568527)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning at home on a quiet Saturday evening.
Too many choices for entertainment in town, and next week is Meeting Week, so just kicking back with music.


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