Posts by Suzie-Q

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Bugs and Insects (Message 1945795)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Re. Crickets

Oh, if you want some, plant holly oak trees. They love them. Damn city put them down the entire block.

And what should we plant if we don't want them?
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1945794)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Watched The Shape of Water. I could have done without the explicit sexual scenes.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1944827)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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That's a great shot of the owl, Gnu. Amazing that it's so sharp. If I'd tried that I'm sure it would have been blurry!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1944492)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1944352)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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All our cameras must be broken. ;-)

Here's one of my cats, Finn, looking out the window. He is an indoor/outdoor cat.


When it's hot outside and it rains, the windows steam up. I get to see where the slugs have been "slugging" on my patio window. These trails are completely invisible when the window is dry.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite symbols of your home state or country (Message 1944351)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Texas' state flower is the bluebonnet.




State bird is the northern mockingbirds.


State animal is the Texas longhorn.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1944349)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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One of my tv channels is having a marathon of X-files right now.

BBC America shows it a lot.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1944161)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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I was not happy with the season finale of The Handmaid's Tale. I am absolutely sure they ended it the way they did so there could be a third season. 😠

Watched the move Lady Bird. I guess it was okay.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1943733)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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I finally watched SW:The Last Jedi.

Do you believe what Kylo Ren told Rey about her parents? I don't want to believe it.

And I think Snoke looks a little bit like Hugh Laurie.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1943603)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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I stayed up most of the night to binge watch The Handmaid's Tale. That was a mistake. (yawn)

I hope there's another episode coming. The ending was, well, it was sort of a non-ending.

Edit: Okay, yeah, there's one more episode to be released on Wednesday.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1943602)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Went for a stroll in St James's park today. It is right in the centre of London near Buckingham Palace.

It has a lake and and large selection of waterfowl.

It even has pelicans who seemed to be doing synchronised fish catching..

The three of them would execute the same manoeuvres together.

Didn't actually see them catch any fish, but they seemed pretty pleased.

Because they know they're ready for the upcoming competition. ;-)
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Now That it's Spring/Summer, What Are You Doing? (2018) (Message 1943378)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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The plumbers were not at all careful when digging up and replacing the dirt. Now my yard is mostly dirt and, when it occasionally rains, mud.

I'm sorry you have had to deal with that. They really should be respectful of people's property. Have you talked to their office about it?

No. If I thought it would make any difference, I might. But it won't.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1943377)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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I watched Terminator Genisys yesterday. I'm pretty sure I'd seen it before. Isn't there a Terminator movie that ends with someone (Arnold?) locking Kyle and Sarah in a bunker where they can survive judgement day?

I'm also watching season two of The Handmaid's Tale.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1943144)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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I was disappointed, but I should watch it again. It may grow on me the way The Village did. I was disappointed with The Village, too, but after watching it again I started to appreciate it more.


I liked The Village. Not a whole lot, but a little bit.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1943143)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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I watched Ant Man last night on one of the cable channels. I liked it. Now I want to see Ant Man and The Wasp, which just opened in theaters and won't be available for me to watch until it comes to cable, or one of the streaming services. (Because I never go see movies in theaters.)
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Now That it's Spring/Summer, What Are You Doing? (2018) (Message 1943142)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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I've become so depressed about my front yard that I've stopped doing anything with it except watering the plants I've already planted. Did I tell you what happened? I had a plumbing problem that required digging up much of my front yard. The plumbers were not at all careful when digging up and replacing the dirt. Now my yard is mostly dirt and, when it occasionally rains, mud.

On the other hand, my elephant ears are doing very, very well and making me happy.

Edit: Yes, I see that I did tell you what happened, and I posted the photos.

Another Edit: I'm seriously thinking of replacing the dirt/grass with stones/pebbles the way they do in places like Arizona where it's hot (hotter than central Texas) and arid.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How do you like your caffeine? (Message 1943140)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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but nothing beats the convenience and price of home-made.


Interesting you should say that, my preference is a latte, and no matter what I have tried at home I cannot get the same taste as I can at almost another coffee shop, heck even McD's latte is better than instant.

I even brought a machine that boiled the water and steamed the milk, and I brought ground coffee from my favourite outlet, and it still didn't taste as good.

I have seen many many machines on the market now but am loathed to part with more money for a sub standard coffee.

I treat myself to a proper breakfast twice a week, at the local Weatherspoons pub where the coffee has free refilles!!

Some things just taste better when someone else makes them for you. Salads are like that.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cash or Card? (Message 1943138)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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The other problem with plastic payments - any sort of card, chip, stripe, or contactless - is that the whole processing chain has to be working at the critical moment. In the UK recently, there have been outages of internet connectivity, platform backbone (Visa etc.), and individual banks. Unless you can guarantee that none of these will strike, or that you can survive any of them until service is restored, ensure that you can meet your needs in a plowed field in the middle of nowhere with nothing more sophisticated than a biro. That means cash or cheques (checks).

A biro is a pen, for those of you who don't speak British English. ;-)
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cash or Card? (Message 1943134)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Now to the next question, do any of you use your phone as a contactless payment device. (Apple Pay or G-pay)

I've used my phone with "Walmart Pay" once or twice. But it's just easier to use my debit card.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cash or Card? (Message 1943133)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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To answer directly, not much of the USA offers contact-less. Chip cards at many places. There are still a lot of places using magnetic stripe. Then there are the smallish places that are cash only.
We are at least a decade behind.

I've had the same experience.


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