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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's FreeKibble IV (Message 1719197)
Posted 2 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://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/home

Today's Topics: "Kitty Gets a Second Chance" & "Doggy Fitness"

15.4288 million meals fed so far.....
1.6768 million scoops of KittyLitter donated.
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!
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1719192)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
A farmer brings his dog to the vet for a checkup. He puts the dog on the exam table. The vet checks the dog and tells the farmer that the dog is dead. The farmer says naw can't be dead. So the vet checks again. He tells the farmer that the dog is dead. The farmer says that it can't be dead. And that the dog is a real deep sleeper. The vet says ok. I have one more test. He goes in the back and brings out a cat. He rubs the cat all over the dog and nothing happens. The farmer then says dang the dog is really dead. Now what do I owe you. The vet says $525.00. $525.00 DALLORS!! exclaims the farmer. Please explain why it is so much. The vet says. $25 dollars for the office visit and $500.00 for the CAT Scan.

There's another version of that story where, in addition to the "Cat Scan", the Vet brings in a Yellow (or Chocolate) Labrador Retriever to sniff the carcass. That adds another $200 for "Lab Work".
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : PTSD 2 (Message 1719189)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Both my parents said no big funeral, for many of the reasons Gordon cites. We had a family gather in my back yard, and combined my parents' ashes and mixed them into the soil of the planter Dad built around one of the mulberry trees.

I have participated in funerals large and small, and been one of the few non-family members at private burials of Shipmates and Comrades. I find, as James does, that whether it be close family or a large gathering open to the public, there is much to be gained for the living - closure, a chance to reconnect with old friends and family members, a chance to share stories of the Departed, and create new memories. "Celebration of Life" is the preferred name now, and I believe it is appropriate.

Having no children that I know of, my sisters are my Executors and Trustees. A draft of my Obituary is waiting for them on my computer. They know I wish to be cremated and buried at sea, via submarine if possible. But they also know that when I go, they are to notify all the Veterans' Service Groups I have been a part of, and to co-operate with any plans they may have for a "Celebration of Life".
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Submarine thread (Message 1719171)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Yes but do subs need to dive that deep?
They usually operate not far from shorelines unless they have ICBMs.
They don't launch ICBMs from any deep depths at all.
But that means nuclear war.

Not necessarily so.

Submarines DO operate in the open ocean, and being able to go deep can be useful in avoiding detection by the enemy, or perhaps avoiding torpedoes fired at the boat. And our Fast Attack subs participate in Oceanographic Research, both in the deep oceans and in the north polar region.

When I rode the FBM boats, we spent very little time at shallow depth. We were ALWAYS in communications with our Command Authority. Yes, we came shallow to launch, and to do routine radio comms and draw fresh air, but mostly we ran deep and quiet, and prayed that the "End of the World" message never came.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Submarine thread (Message 1719160)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
In one sense I'm not surprised that the Germans are producing a large deep diving submarine, as, for many years they led the world in the field of submarine design and construction

And Germany and Sweden continue to lead in areas of non-nuclear propelled submarine design.

Air-Independent Propulsion systems are making non-nuclear submarines very hard to detect. They don't have the range or speed of nuclear subs, but could wreak havoc in coastal waters. There is an on-going discussion in the US submarine community about the usefulness of non-nuclear boats for coastal defense.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #243....Ipana! (Message 1719154)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Thursday morning win.
Still stuffed up, but upright & functional.
No meetings or appointments today.
Got some yard work done before it got too warm.
Yeah, today's a win....


Woohoo@home - is that a new BOINC project?
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #243....Ipana! (Message 1718966)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Late-night win.

All stuffed up, not sure if cold or allergies. Took 2nd dose of allergy meds.
85F outside, took a cold shower to cool off. Might sleep tonight...
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1718453)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Stop telling Vic to smile!!!

Some of us have faces that look frowny when they're actually just relaxed or neutral. I can put an enormous effort into smiling and it hardly looks like anything, but it uses so much energy I can't hold it for long.

I get really sick and tired of people telling me to smile, and I bet Vic does too.


I, too, have a resting frowny face.

Same here. And I tend to smile as much with my eyebrows as with my mouth. Although with the beard, sometimes it's hard to tell.

But to most people, others DO look more appealing when they are smiling.
C'est la vie....
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #243....Ipana! (Message 1718447)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Late-night win.
Not a productive day. Moved a lot of paper from the in-box to the recycle bin. then did same for email. Wednesday should be better.
And the Cubs were beating the Giants 8-1 in the 8th when I switched to the 10 O'clock news.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #243....Ipana! (Message 1718040)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Late-night win with kitties on the back porch.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's FreeKibble IV (Message 1717885)
Posted 5 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://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/home

Today's Topics: "Cats with PomPom Tails" & "Lena's Favorite Water Spot"

15.4109 million meals fed so far.....
1.6633 million scoops of KittyLitter donated.
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!
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1717882)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Well, I was going to follow that good advice I got from Yahoo! Health, and wait until Wednesday morning to step on the scale, since the past two weeks have been busy and stressful and filled with heavy meals, but the darned thing whined so pitifully I could not resist ....... 239 lbs

Was almost down to 230. At least I didn't break out over 240.
Still about 7 weeks before I go back to work.
Oh, look! There are green patches on the lawn, and they need to be mowed ....
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1717872)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
heh learned something new today

That's one of the reasons I play this game....
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1717860)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Anybody else celebrate a Seti-versary this month?
Maybe we could meet in Rocky's on the 31st and celebrate.

edit] I see Sparky is on that list......
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The celttooth thread ... Mail... (Message 1717857)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
We got the Fryja cat back
from the vet's, clean Bill
of Health.


edit:
No blood this time!

That is good news.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1717853)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Yesterday was my 10 year Seti-versary! Doesn't time fly when you are having fun?

Yes, doesn't it just?
Had to look at my own - 13 years earlier this month.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #243....Ipana! (Message 1717851)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on a warm Monday morning.

Thank you for the lovely lunch and for picking up the sausages on your way in Donald.

Glad to be of service. Must remember to bring my own cooler next time....

Next scheduled road trip is the FRA Regional Mid-year the 11th & 12th of March in Vallejo. Maybe something can be arranged, so I can meet some of the Bay Area Setizens.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Sleep (Message 1717567)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Beds. Well, I prefer a softer mattress. Too firm, and I can't get comfortable.

I never hear about water beds anymore. I guess they were just a fad.

I saw a water bed when I was a kid, but after that nothing. I bought a too firm mattress years ago, My next one I'm thinking will be one of those Sleep Number mattresses, My Sister in law has one, She likes it, a mattress by itself is $600-800 in a Queen size.

I still have mine, stored in the garage. Mattress is in a box, frame and bookcase headboard are against the back of the fireplace (which we also don't use anymore).

Got it from a Shipmate. His girlfriend (later wife) had a back problem and couldn't sleep on it, so he traded me even for a King set I bought at a 2nd-hand store. Used it in Charleston and San Diego, where we could live out in town. Stored it when I had to live in the barracks.

Only issue - it is not a "waveless" mattress. In 1983 there was an earthquake offshore San Diego, and the waves in the mattress threw me on the floor....
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #243....Ipana! (Message 1717564)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Raccoon are taking over the universe.

Worse things could happen......

Winning back at home.
Lovely drive over Kit Carson pass from Carson City to Stockton.
Lovely lunch with uli, sorry we didn't get anybody to take our picture.
Checking all comms systems for emergency messages and other issues before I fall asleep reading the past 4 days' newspapers.....
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #243....Ipana! (Message 1717330)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning before travel.

I could post from My phone too, but I find that typing there is still hard to do correctly, I am getting better, but after a bit the problem comes back and I make lots of errors while typing on the virtual keyboard, so for the time being I only do FB on My phone.

Yes especially with a german Keyboard.

I have acquired several pens with a soft foam tip that work really well on touch-screen keyboards. Much easier to leave notes for myself and use the calculator on my iPod.


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