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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1616015)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Holy Cow! Just when you thought it was safe...

http://www.odditycentral.com/animals/this-adorable-bird-is-apparently-a-vicious-brain-eating-zombie-in-disguise.html
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1614027)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I love the squirrel pix, Bernie.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1614026)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I can't put this humor in the XMAS thread, so for Angela, so I'll put this pic here...


I'm borrowing that for Facebook.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1614025)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Well this is great, I got an email from Chase, My account was overdrawn, so I now owe Chase $42.31, which is $34.00+$8.31, the $8.31 cost of a monitor repair kit put Me over... crap... Well not much I can do about this now, on the 31st I'll pay the ransom, or rather I'll absorb the outrageous interest, at least it's not a payday lender... sigh, Merry Xmas indeed. Mine is dark, damp and dreary indeed.


I had a similar experience with a new bank account. My old bank account would
not let me "charge" anything (using a debit card) if my balance could not
cover it. Unbeknownst to me, the new bank let you buy anything, no matter if you
had a negative balance.

There I was, waiting for my card to be rejected, as I purchased a soda for about
$1.50. It wasn't. Again, knowing I was getting very close to a zero balance, I
bought another soda. Card still wasn't rejected. I did that one more time before
I received a notice from the bank that I owed them $99 in fees for the
overdrafts.

HOLY CRAP! I thought. What kind of rip-off is this?!!

I paid them off (think of it: over $100 for three sodas) and immediately
closed that account.

Then all the banks started doing the same thing. They'd let you buy something
you didn't have money for and then charge you a fee. They're damned crooks,
imho.

I'll never get over paying that much for three damned sodas.

I know the feeling. Been there. Now try this one.
I had two bank accounts at one time. One I was using regularly and the other I was letting dust collect on. The dusty account went into being overdrawn status. I went to find out what happened. They informed I was being charged inactivity fees. I was thinking to myself. "WT*!!!" As you can guess my next step was paying the overdraft charge and then closing the account.


It's amazing what they'll come up with to steal your money.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1613514)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Well this is great, I got an email from Chase, My account was overdrawn, so I now owe Chase $42.31, which is $34.00+$8.31, the $8.31 cost of a monitor repair kit put Me over... crap... Well not much I can do about this now, on the 31st I'll pay the ransom, or rather I'll absorb the outrageous interest, at least it's not a payday lender... sigh, Merry Xmas indeed. Mine is dark, damp and dreary indeed.


I had a similar experience with a new bank account. My old bank account would
not let me "charge" anything (using a debit card) if my balance could not
cover it. Unbeknownst to me, the new bank let you buy anything, no matter if you
had a negative balance.

There I was, waiting for my card to be rejected, as I purchased a soda for about
$1.50. It wasn't. Again, knowing I was getting very close to a zero balance, I
bought another soda. Card still wasn't rejected. I did that one more time before
I received a notice from the bank that I owed them $99 in fees for the
overdrafts.

HOLY CRAP! I thought. What kind of rip-off is this?!!

I paid them off (think of it: over $100 for three sodas) and immediately
closed that account.

Then all the banks started doing the same thing. They'd let you buy something
you didn't have money for and then charge you a fee. They're damned crooks,
imho.

I'll never get over paying that much for three damned sodas.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1611841)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Here's the holiday card I like to share.

7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1611840)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Snowball, the blond raccoon, visited us for the second time last night. I couldn't get a picture as she goes under the deck every time I open a window or a door, but I did discover that she really, really, really likes grapes. Last night she ate the grapes I tossed out before the cat food that I scattered for her. Snowball is not a very big raccoon, as adult raccoons go. Perhaps she is still young and will grow a bit more.


Can we assume you'll be posting photos soon?
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1611817)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
In Belgium, the craving for fries strike, everywhere. Every town and village has at least one 'friterie', or 'frituur' as the stalls are called in Flanders. They serve the fried potatoes wrapped in a piece of paper without any enhancement than salt and maybe a hearty click mayonnaise.
But that's not all. A year ago the regional parliament of Flanders decided that the fried potatoes are a cultural heritage.
And recently took René Collin, agriculture minister in the Walloon part of the country, another step. He believes that UNESCO, the UN agency for culture and education, will classify 'Les frites' as a World Heritage.


One of the foods I especially miss from my days in Germany are
Pommes Frittes* mit Mayo. Yum!

Here in the States the mayo tastes much different and doesn't go
well with french fries.

*I have no idea if I spelled Pommes Frittes correctly.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1610133)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Coward (Expletive Deleted) (Expletive Deleted)!!!!

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/27549495/photo-leads-to-arrest-warrants-for-animal-cruelty

This makes me very angry because I live a few houses away from the same
sort of person. He has told people that he shoots any cats that enter his
back yard with a BB gun. If he ever tells me that, I'm going to the police.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1609639)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Perhaps the ladies on this thread would have some comments. . .


Are any of the women on the thread "ladies"?

I'm not.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1607789)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I hope this works. From the Farmer's Almanac. Read the caption.

https://www.facebook.com/theoldfarmersalmanac/photos/np.110524794.1344465646/10152555916465773/?type=1
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1607519)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Strange things happen when you are not at home:)
http://lifeison.schneider-electric.se/?ref=dn.se


Could be my house!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1607518)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Shortly after I joined the Army I was sent to the Defense Language Institute
in Monterey, California. There was a club on post for soldiers, and I went
there more than I should have. In that club I could drink alcohol, in spite
of being only 19 years old. I didn't like the taste of alcohol, so one night
I went there with someone who told me just a little about a Singapore Sling.
He told me it didn't taste like alchohol and he was right. What he didn't
tell me was how much alcohol was in it. I had three of them.

We were sitting in a little area that was raised above the main floor,
requiring us to climb three steps to get up there. After I drank my three
Singapore Slings we got up to leave. I promptly tripped down the first two
steps! I didn't fall. I just stumbled like a drunk! I stopped, pulled myself
together, and promptly tripped down the third step!

I can't say I never drank another Singapore Sling, but I was more careful
after that.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1607061)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
So raccoons, chimps but no squirrels!

And not just any squirrels but genuine Park Hill Croydon squirrels.



Fed this one by hand!!



First time in this park!!

Also liked to pose.

http://youtu.be/ayW6YDegi-Q


I don't care what Dave Barry says. I like these cute little guys.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1607059)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
@ Bill Walker: So do we all...


You know, there is a joke thread. Not complaining. Just sayin'!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1607057)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
How long have you known this raccoon. If it is more than a year and you've seen no babies, then it is a boy. If it is less than a year and you are unsure, pick an androgynous name so that it will work either way when you find out.


I honestly don't remember when it first showed up. I'm pretty sure it
was one of three kits that followed its mother into my backyard some
time ago. If I'm right, then I could go back and do some personal
research to see when I first posed about it/them.

I have to say that time passes unnoticed in my life. I don't have many
milestones to mark time. No children or other family around to say "it
happened right after Junior's birthday," or anything like that. I have
taken to keeping a "milestones" file so I can go back and see, for
example, when a certain cat showed up or when one disappeared. :-(
It's the only way for me to remember what/when.

I didn't note the arrival of the raccoon in that file. :-(
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1607051)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Eating a fruit pie is good because you're getting some
fruit. (This is what I tell myself so I don't feel guilty
eating pie.)
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1607049)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Interesting comparison. I like blueberries, but I have never had, say, blueberry
pie, or blueberries cooked like cranberries as a sauce. I don't think I've ever had blueberry jam
(although I believe I have had blueberry jelly). I couldn't
say whether I'd like them that way or not. I have only had blueberries in
things like muffins and scones. I've never "felt" the peel when eating those
foods.

Blueberry is my favorite fruit pie, but I have to remember that it will come through on rather short notice sometime during the next day.


We didn't need to know that. We didn't want to know that.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1606286)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Just a guess, although I've never done it. Put an air hole in the bottom of the can, or just remove both the top and bottom???
Cranberries are just about about the easiest traditional Thanksgiving food to actually cook, so there is really no reason to purchase them in a can. They can be done well in advance. In fact, they are on my "to do" list for today!

I've had freshly-cooked cranberries. I don't really like them because the
peels give it a texture I don't like. Take the peels out* and I'd probably
lie it.
*No idea how to do this or if it would worth the time


So you don't like the texture of blue berries as well?
Cranberries don't need "cooking".
Only sugar added.
The texture will become like jam after some hours.
No peels to take out:)


Interesting comparison. I like blueberries, but I have never had, say, blueberry
pie, or blueberries cooked like cranberries as a sauce. I don't think I've ever had blueberry jam
(although I believe I have had blueberry jelly). I couldn't
say whether I'd like them that way or not. I have only had blueberries in
things like muffins and scones. I've never "felt" the peel when eating those
foods.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1605841)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I suppose I should give him/her a name.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205183056079704&l=255430155245352416


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