Posts by Suzie-Q

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Spring forward! (Message 1855342)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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Another 3 weeks and we turn ours back down here. ;-)

Cheers.


Several years ago the U.S. government expanded DST, and I don't like it, mainly because now the clocks don't change again until after Halloween, and that means the trick-or-treaters have to wait longer for it to get dark.


Wait. What?

In my neighborhood we prefer that the trick-or-treaters go out when it's light out. Safer that way.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1854773)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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This is from Calvin & Hobbes. It's the last six days of daily strips.
I read the strip here.

3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The oldies fight back! (Message 1854513)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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I think I must be on Fee Fi Fo Fum
I can't work one with my thumb!


LOL!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What Are You Reading? (Message 1854512)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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Pierre: Here is a Dave Barry Fan group I created on Facebook. (Be prepared for
weird and funny people.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Dave.Barry.Fans/
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1854508)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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I saw a thing online about wrapping the banana stems with plastic wrap to
keep the bananas from ripening too fast. I tried it and couldn't get the
plastic wrap to actually "seal" around the stems, so I tried aluminum foil.
That actually works. (Although I seem to be the only person I know who
thinks so.)

I like bananas when they're still a little firm and green. Once they get soft
and mushy they go into the freezer to be thrown out at some future date
to make banana bread.

Edit: The mushy ones are good in fruit smoothies, too.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1854504)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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Speaking of bananas, how much per pound are they where you live? They used to be 29 cents a pound for a long time here, but my most recent purchase was 49 cents/pound.


On a recent store receipt it says I paid 46 cents a pound - "was 68 cents" a pound. To tell the truth, I
really don't pay much attention to the price of bananas. But I don't recall them ever actually being
68 cents a pound. I'll pay closer attention from now on.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1854052)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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While conducting some business at the Court House, I overheard a lady, who had been arrested for assaulting a Mammogram Technician, say, “Your Honor, I’m guilty, but…..there were extenuating circumstances.”

The female Judge said, sarcastically, “I’d certainly like to hear those extenuating circumstances.” I did too, so I listened as the lady told her story.

“Your Honor, I had a mammogram appointment, which I actually kept. I was met by this perky little clipboard carrier smiling from ear to ear and she tilted her head to one side and crooned, “Hi! I’m Belinda! All I need you to do is step into this room right here, strip to the waist, then slip on this gown. Everything clear?”

I’m thinking, “Belinda, try decaf. This ain’t rocket science.” Belinda then skipped away to prepare the chamber of horrors.

With the right side finished, Belinda flipped me (literally) to the left and said, “Hmmmm. Can you stand on your tippy toes and lean in a tad so we can get everything?” Fine, I answered.

I was freezing, bruised, and out of air, so why not use the remaining circulation in my legs and neck to finish me off? My body was in a holding pattern that defied gravity (with my other breast wedged between those two 4-inch pieces of square glass) when I heard and felt a zap!

Complete darkness, the power was off!

Belinda said, “Uh-oh, maintenance is working, bet they hit a snag.” Then she headed for the door.

“Excuse me! You’re not leaving me in this vise alone are you?” I shouted.

Belinda kept going and said, “Oh, you fussy puppy…the door’s wide open so you’ll have the emergency hall lights. I’ll be right back.”

Before I could shout NOOOO! she disappeared.

And that’s exactly how Bubba and Earl, “maintenance men Extraordinaire,” found me…half-naked with part of me dangling from the Jaws of Life and the other part smashed between glass!

After exchanging a polite, ‘Hi, how’s it going’ type greeting, Bubba (or possibly Earl) asked, to my utter disbelief, if I knew the power was off.

Trying to disguise my hysteria, I replied with as much calmness as possible, “Uh, yes, I did but thanks anyway.”

“OK, you take care now,” Bubba replied and waved good-bye as though I’d been standing in the line at the grocery store.

Two hours later, Belinda breezes in wearing a sheepish grin.

Making no attempt to suppress her amusement, she said, “Oh, I am sooo sorry! The power came back on and I totally forgot about you! And silly me, I went to lunch. Are we upset?”

And that, Your Honor, is exactly how her head ended up between the clamps….”

The judge could hardly contain her laughter as she said, “Case Dismissed!”
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What Are You Reading? (Message 1854000)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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For This We Left Egypt?: A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them

I'm not Jewish, but I'm a Dave Barry fan.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1853999)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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bananas


A frozen banana with chocolate magic shell on top is very good.


Indeed. Or just a banana dipped in chocolate sauce. (Which I confess I have done.)
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1853974)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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190 caterpillars form a CONGA line through a garden in Australia
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1853494)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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Just had some "freeze dried" strawberries and banana slices.
The strawberries were a bit crunchy like popcorn. The taste was very good.
The bananas were also good but got a little mushy if not swallowed promptly.


I've had banana chips, but never freeze dried bananas. I recently bought freeze dried
strawberries and mixed them into some oatmeal. It tasted okay, but not as good as I'd
hoped. I suppose you could do the same with the bananas.

Why not fresh strawberries in the oatmeal? Because I don't eat it that often and don't
go shopping very often, so the freeze dried fruit lasts longer.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The oldies fight back! (Message 1853480)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1853466)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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Baby raccoon loses mother to car accident – elderly dog adopts him as her own
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1852509)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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It's a clivia. It is far, far away from it's indigenous habitat, which is southern Africa. I have dozens of them in my garden in Randburg, Johannesburg.


I would have sad some sort of amaryllis. Is a clivia a type of amaryllis?
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1852311)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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And the square in Yarmouth looked like this for the pancake races.

How does one persuade pancakes to race?
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1852310)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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I'm sooooo glad to see you back, Bernie!

Let's just remind everyone now: These photos are copyrighted. They are the property of the photographer/
poster. Do not repost them anywhere without the express permission of the photographer.


Thank you.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Diabetes: Anything You Want to Discuss or Post (Message 1852300)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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The site below is a place where you can help fund diabetes research for free. All you have to do is visit the site
and click on the button. The ads pay for the research.

Click to Support Diabetes Research

There are other charities there that can be supported the same way. After you've clicked for Diabetes
Research, click on the menu items along the top of the page. Clicking all of them should only take about
30-60 seconds if you have a good Internet connection.

If you shop on the site you'll be providing even more support, and they have some pretty nice stuff. Think about
it when you're looking for a gift, or even something for yourself.

I'm not affiliated with the site at all. I just want to make people aware that it exists.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Diabetes: Anything You Want to Discuss or Post (Message 1851710)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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Mark, many of the meds for diabetes say do not drink alcohol while taking. Some mean it. As in if you consume as you do, if you wake up it will be in the ICU. Be ready for a sober life.

Not ready yet.
Life might take me from this planet before I am able to come to terms with it.
Another man who may have passed before his time.
I would not be the first one.


Think of the kitties. You still have one now, right?
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Bill Paxton: R.I.P. (Message 1851688)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Complications from Surgery
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1851458)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Suzie-QProject Donor
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I hope this thread isn't dying. There were some really awesome photos posted here.


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