Posts by Suzie-Q

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1957129)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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https://abc7.com/pets-animals/elmer-a-kitten-found-in-glue-trap-up-for-adoption-in-hawthorne/4315820/
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (KABC) --
A kitten named Elmer, who was found stuck in a glue trap meant for rodents, is now up for adoption at the spcaLA shelter in Hawthorne.

In August, a man found the kitten stuck in the trap. He took the four-week-old kitten, whom he named Elmer, to the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center.

Veterinary staff used non-toxic mineral oil to remove sticky residue from Elmer's paws and she then went through a health check. She received vaccines, a flea treatment and spent five weeks in foster care.

Now, Elmer is ready to find her forever home.

PLEASE don't use glue traps. They catch many things they were not meant to catch. The outcome in this case could have been much, much worse. 😢
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1956866)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Beatriz at Dinner - strange ending.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Bugs and Insects (Message 1956865)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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I just found some bugs in an opened oatmeal container, there are another 7 that were opened cause of bad Amazon packing and delivered by UPS, I'd thought I'd fixed the problem, when and if I do this again I'll have a few 20 cup Tupperware containers on hand and not rely on paper, My thread says more on this and no I don't have any pics, needless to say one container had at about a dozen or so, even 1 is too much, and 42oz Oatmeal containers via Amazon again?

Not likely.

Well that sucks! Did you contact Amazon?

Once when I lived in Germany I bought some rice from a German store. I left it in its plastic bag in my pantry for a while. One day I found thousands of little brown bugs crawling in and around my pantry. I traced them to that bag of rice. I never bought German rice again. Apparently, in America, we clean our rice (or something like that) so we don't end up with bugs if we don't eat the rice right away. And I thought about that, too - eating the rice right away. If I had, I'd have ingested the little eggs that must have been in the rice. 🤢🤮
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Bugs and Insects (Message 1956711)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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The flies are starting to get around here as spring settles in. ;-)

But there's many more bugs to come here yet.

Cheers.

You have some unusual critters down under. I hope we'll get to see some pix of your bugs.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1956561)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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"Lunch" ;)

:-O

:-(

Breakfast.
cack·le·ber·ry /kakəlˌberē/
noun humorous
plural noun: cackleberries
a hen's egg.

:-)

I usually get two each day.

We also call them butt nuggets.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1956386)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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"Lunch" ;)

:-O

:-(
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1956223)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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The sage bushes my neighbor planted not too long ago. They're doing very well. They're xeriscape.
There was just a slight breeze which intereferred a wee bit with focus.
(Yes, I know my fat finger is in the third pic. I think that's a requirement now that I'm getting older.)







And this is Thelma and Louise (aka Weezie), just soakin' up some rays! :-)

8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Chair (Message 1956221)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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@moomin

My body is like a memory pillow, if I layed down on that for more than 5 mins that
would be how I would walk afterwards.. lol

Haha! I walk like that for the first 10 minutes after I get out of bed already -- without the chair!!!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1956220)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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A couple of friends told me that Ozark (Netflix) was pretty good so I started watching it. I am very hard of hearing and need to use closed captioning (CC) to be able to understand some of the dialog. Unfortunately, the CC for Ozark didn't sync well which made it very difficult for me to watch. I watch with sound and CC turned on. I do that because CC, by itself, really sucks on many shows. But when the CC doesn't sync up with the voice, it's incredibly annoying.

There are some shows I've tried to watch where some of the CC is synced and some is not. When it's not, it either doesn't show up on the screen at all, or it goes buy so fast that you haven't enough time to read it. One channel in particular will show two lines of dialog but one line will be written over the other line. :-(

I have great sympathy for those people who are totally deaf. If they have to deal with the same issues, I suspect there are many shows they just can't - or won't - watch. I think, if I were deaf, I'd be writing letters to people who are responsible for CC, complaining about how poorly it's done. Maybe I should do that, anyway.

Edit/Added: If a show doesn't have CC, I don't bother to even try to watch it.

I'm also an accomplished procrastinator and this is the only reason I don't have suitable hearing aids. I can get them for free from the VA hospital. My depression and chronic fatigue make it real easy for me to put off going and getting them. If I had them, I could (most probably) watch TV without CC.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Chair (Message 1956213)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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(Just to add... I am anti-death penatly \ state murder.)

I am, as well. Unfortunately it still happens in some states. But no one uses the electric chair anymore.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Chair (Message 1955766)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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An infamous chair.

12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1955765)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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*Spoiler Alert*: Watch for the 'Easter Egg' about Dr Smith.


Easter egg? I watched the whole series. Please send me a PM to tell me about the Easter egg. I must have missed it.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Chair (Message 1955538)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Those chairs are often advertised as sleeping chairs. I suppose they're for people who find it difficult to move from a chair to a bed, or people whose mobility is limited so sleeping in a bed is not an option because they wouldn't be able to get up.

My mom has one to help her stand if she needs help. So far she doesn't seem to need help standing from that particular chair.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1955536)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Just watched the last episode of Castle Rock on Hulu. I'm having mixed feelings about the ending.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1954726)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Can someone explain to me what happened on the last episode of Castle Rock.

I'm very confused. o_O

Feel free to send a PM if you don't want to post spoilers.

Try this link. It looks like a busy episode. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Rock_(TV_series)

Ah, okay. That helped. Thanks.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Bugs and Insects (Message 1954724)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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HOLY CRAP, anniet!!!! I hope you're okay!

I did something incredibly stupid (even for me) yesterday :/

It's completely altered this week's plan too which now can't happen until next week, and it's put a whole load of other schedules out of whack, which got me a huge long angry lecture from my other half - like I needed it. I'd already told myself all of that and more, just in my head... plenty of times over and I was a lot ruder about it too, he just couldn't have been listening in at the time I suppose... but never mind...

I'm planning for my last sentence to contain everything necessary for everyone to get hurriedly back to whatever they were doing shortly after reading this one. So, if you don't feel like reading the long version, people... skip straight to the last line...

This line --- v is not it but is where you need to start your skipping from.

Seems something went and got installed in our garden that I didn't know about until after doing something I thought had been a really good idea (and sort of, quite beneficial too) which turned into being NOT A GOOD IDEA AT ALL.

No :[
(@))~((@)
*pained stare into space*

This thing that I'd instantly classified as a ricochet-effect (from the snapping sound I'd just caused) that had just shot out and then somehow, and slightly freakishly, propelled a fragment of firethorn and a small part of its attached twig onto a date with destiny... through my clothing to pierce my inside-right-knee... only extraordinarily more painful than was absolutely necessary... was the first inkling it was really not going to be an ordinary Sunday morning trying to catch up with jobs before the start of a big week or three to come that would make them impossible to get round to doing for ages otherwise.

And it didn't help that it was really quite gloomy there in the gloomiest section of the garden, but I could at least see enough of the projectile still protruding to pull the darn stupid thing out, which is when I got a grip on it with my left hand, whereupon the same horrible pain then happened to my thumb :{ and the wasp I now realised wasn't a bit of twig at all ... that I instantly released on realising my mistake, decided it wouldn't do me the same courtesy at all :\ but would instead, cling on to sting me again in the thumb. By which time barely two seconds had passed since I caused the snapping sound ... and that the wasp had obviously not wasted a fraction of from the moment I'd first laid an index finger and thumb on him to then flapping my left hand in the hope of shaking him off (because I kind of knew I didn't want it to die, but rather to leave me alone, and I also knew that if there were any other wasps around they'd get stuck into our brawl too, but on his/her side without even waiting to find out it had all been a terrible misunderstanding) but had sent out a far from accurate "help help I'm being viciously attacked" signal... which I assure you, he really, really wasn't... :/

And that's when my poor right knee got it again, and again and again :\ and my thigh too, from probably no more than about eight or nine of his little b#/%?\\! friends, although I can't swear to that because my brain was saying hundreds and hundreds, and it definitely wasn't that many, but at least I'd managed to flick the first foul-tempered one off my hand by then, and had begun to leg it - leaving my trousers inside out behind me in what I hoped would be a distraction for them to focus on (and work out how to get out from) instead of what had been inside them, because I really didn't want them to follow me as I pelted indoors, and secondly, because it would have taken them past Tinks on the trampoline, and I thought they might be angry enough to go for her if I managed to give them the slip.

Whereupon I exploded into the house, slamming the door shut behind me and then proceeded to run around banging all the windows closed because I really had no idea how big or bad a nest it was I'd inadvertently upset - by which time I'd finally drawn the attention of my other half and my son, neither of whom knew what had caused my sudden arrival in their midst dressed as I was and really quite upset because of course, until my voice returns - the whole thing had had to be played out in a kind of macabre silent horror movie scream.

But it wasn't over :(

It was as I went to proffer my poorly hand and leg in a sort of distressed and hideously swelling explanation of my state, that I caught sight of something move just out the corner of my eye, where my fluffy jumper ended and my skin started again - and proceeded to get stung three more times in quick succession, this time going up the side of my neck on a heading for my left ear which got my audience really, really noisy - to make up for my lack of any earlier which was oddly calming somehow, and led my other-half to whack at it really hard, with a rolled up newspaper while it launched its fourth sting, which splatted it well and truly into oblivion although still anchored in place by its stinging bit.

Obviously I can't be certain certain, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if it was that first one I thought I'd finally managed to shake off my hand but hadn't, and had instead flicked it somewhere onto my jumper from where it could launch its last attack.

So from maybe at most 10 wasps, I managed to get stung 23 times on my right knee, twice on my thigh, and left thumb, and four on my neck, which was a lot of oww's for just a few minutes, I have to say :( and has left me suffering a bit from small-flying-thing-heeby-jeebie-syndrome, which will hopefully pass.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1954722)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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A bear enjoying a hammock.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1954527)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Having read all his books & watched all the movies, my verdict 50/50.

Is this the one on Netflix?

Sorry. It's on Amazon Prime.
I just finished binge watching the first season. It was fantastic! (I've never read the books.)
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1954444)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Can someone explain to me what happened on the last episode of Castle Rock.

I'm very confused. o_O

Feel free to send a PM if you don't want to post spoilers.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1954307)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Having read all his books & watched all the movies, my verdict 50/50.

Is this the one on Netflix?


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