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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1719340)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I say this, what do I have to smile about? I'm depressed, right now I feel ok, sometimes I feel so bad, I almost can't stand, let alone walk. Yesterday a towel bar mount came out of the wall in the small bathroom, so there is something else to fix.


You missed (or ignored) the article I posted about smiling
when you're depressed. It makes you feel better. It's true.
I've tried it myself.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/smile-it-could-make-you-happier/
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1718895)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q
From the last page of the Sep. 2015 American Legion Magazine
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3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1718290)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I'll ignore yours, if you ignore Mine..


It's a deal.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1718289)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Also, there's this:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/smile-it-could-make-you-happier/

Will this make you smile?
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1718285)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
A Study in Smiling by Suzie-Q

(Please ignore my zits. Sixty-two years old and I'm still
getting stinkin' zits!)

Note that I've only raised the corner of my lips a tiny,
tiny amount.



Also, one usually looks better when smiling. More
attractive.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1718277)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
For those of you who missed the Crazy Raccoon Lady locomotive in the train thread. :-)

Not to mention colorful and double headed. :)


Two-faced!
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1718260)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
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. And I, too, get tired of people
telling me to smile. Believe me, it happens to women much more than
it happens to men. I almost went so far as to make up a horrible
story to tell whenever someone - a stranger - told me to smile. I was
going to tell a story about my dad who committed suicide and didn't leave
a note. The story is true, but it happened years earlier. I would have
left that last part out. My hope was that I would make the person
feel bad and forever stop telling people to smile.

I was only telling Vic to smile (or suggesting that he smile) because
he was taking a photo. It's common to suggest that someone smile when
a photo is being taken. And you don't have to make a huge effort. Just
smile enough so that the corners of your mouth are higher than the
middle. You also don't have to hold it "for long." Only for a few
seconds.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1718259)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
And that plant is gorgeous Suzie. Do the flowers have any scent?


Not that I can tell. They're very small.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1717551)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Is this better?



Um, no.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1717538)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I asked "Siri" to set a timer for 60 minutes. He* spoke
this as well as showing it on the screen.



*I have my Siri set to use a male voice.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1717536)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I'm pretty sure I bought the seeds for these "red shamrock"
plants from Publisher's Clearing House (after I swore I'd never
buy another plant from them). (Yes, PCH does sell things besides
magazines. If you enter their contest at their website -pch.com-
often enough, you'll be shown lots of things you can buy now and
pay for later.)

Someone told me once that they're not a true shamrock.

I'm not only surprised that they've grown at all, I'm also quite
proud of them. They flower a few times a year. They're flowering
now so I took a couple of pix.



12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1717531)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I'm definitely not going bald, thick strawberry blond hair, hairline of a teenager and no grey, not bad for 55..


You could stand a slight smile, though. ;-)
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1717529)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I got "Page not available" and an offer to search the site. I did
with no relevant results.

Edit: I clicked the link from the original post and that took me
to the quiz. The first time I'd clicked the link in the reply.

Odd, huh?
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1717043)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Do you know any Haircutting Systems for poodles?
Their hair is really thick and you cannot use a scissor.

Tosca says Arf Arf.


There must be something. Dog groomers all over the world
must have something they use for poodles.

Tosca is very, very cute.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1717041)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Not strictly a critter, but here's a live webcam on the blooming Amorphophallus titanum (Corpse Flower) at the Denver Botanic Gardens. 5 feet tall and stinks like a dead body, but beautiful.


https://youtu.be/j_gXWINuPuw

I'm still catching up with this thread. There is also one of those plants, named Spike, at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. I believe they said they will pollinate it with frozen pollen from one in San Diego.


Pollen was extracted from 'Stinky' yesterday and frozen for distribution to gardens around the country.


Is that why they cut a square out of the "petal" (I
assume that's what it is) down toward the bottom
of the plant? I've seen that square cut out of two
of the plant videos I saw on YouTube. (Different
plants.)
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1717040)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Get the one for humans, up here they are the cheaper buy!


The one for humans? You mean someone makes them for
non-humans?

(We are talking about the Flowbee, right?)
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1716550)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
I'm planning to buy a Flowbee Haircutting System. The
online reviews I've read say it works very well.
Of course I'll post before and after pix, if anyone
is interested.

18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1716547)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
Grade one slap-head here - not enough to do anything with apart from keep the little that remains in some sort of order with the hedge (aka beard) trimmer - and to think that at one time I had long dark hair, so long that I could sit on it!


Damned Hippie!
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1715355)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
My natural color. Photo from 1963, when mom hired a
photographer to come to the house and take family
photos. Oh how I hated it when mom curled my hair.


And here I am in 1981, feeding the exceptionally
friendly squirrels in Monterey, California. I'm pretty
sure I had colored my hair just before this photo was
taken.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1715351)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q
My "good place" is encouraging everyone, male or female,
to ditch the hair dye!!!


I've done that, but only because I'm a bit frugal and lazy
about the whole thing. I really like the color of my hair
when I use "Loreal RB," but it's a "permanent" hair color.
For those who don't know, that means the color stays forever,
and your roots show if you don't recolor your hair or color the
roots every couple of weeks or so. Any time I've ever colored my
hair, I've ended up letting the roots grow way out before I
bother to recolor my hair. I'm talking about many months of
roots - maybe more.

I've found a non-permanent color that closely resembles Loreal
RB, but I'm afraid. What if I hate it? (I want my dyed red hair
to look as natural as possible. Many of the red hair dyes look
extremely fake to me.) Again, for those who don't know, non-
permanent hair dyes wash out after about a month of shampoos,
thus eliminating the root problem.

I haven't colored my hair for many years. I do have gray hair,
but I have much less than my two brothers (one older, one
younger). I attribute this to the fact that I have never had
children!


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