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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 5 (Message 1685524)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I am fine with His Majesty pre-picking a topic.

Name the time when we gather on Friday. I look forward to rightfully regaining my crown.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1685522)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I am sure someone with better photoshop skills would do a better job, but here is my interpretation:

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman music thread...new edition. (Message 1685494)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Mark, you are ripe for trolling in your present condition and the SF Bay Area is renown for its bridges...

Now do everybody here, and most especially the moderators you have over-worked today, a great big favor and hit the hay.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman music thread...new edition. (Message 1685483)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Promises, promises...
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #239 - ORIGINALITY! (Message 1685482)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I feel a little win coming on...
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cooking for real (Message 1685459)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
We cooked almost the same thing, Vic. I made Salmon Cesar for dinner, which is essentially fish and vegetables. Eric never saw that salad coming!!! He ate it and appeared to enjoy it. Little did he know it was actually good for him.

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!!
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #239 - ORIGINALITY! (Message 1685377)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Or grab your surfboard!!!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #239 - ORIGINALITY! (Message 1685373)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
A recommendation...
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #239 - ORIGINALITY! (Message 1685353)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
You forgot the accented


I was unable to recreate it on my computer.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #239 - ORIGINALITY! (Message 1685338)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Winning because not only do I know how to spell "detente", I actually know what it means and therefore I can recognize when the term has been incorrectly applied to a situation.

How's that for "original"?
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1685294)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
First glance? Levitating raccoon :)

LOL!!! Now that would be a terrific raccoon trick!!!
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #239 - ORIGINALITY! (Message 1685293)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Unhealthy and self-damaging obsession.

I call them the way I see them, but I doubt many here would disagree with my assessment.

I am sorry that you are unable to see yourself as most others see you.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1685277)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
While I'm posting "vintage raccoon" pictures, here is another oldie-but-a-goodie of my little rail dancer.

The kitties indoors were Zsa Zsa and Eva when they were little.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1685270)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Could you post a clip of your 'happy dance'?
I think we all really need to see that one.

I will have to see what I can capture through the window panes of our back door. Skunks allow me to observe from inside, but generally run under the deck when I go outside. (Assuming, of course, that they have noticed me... Skunks have no need to be hyper-vigilant, as they have er... uh... "other defenses.")

I have never bothered to get a wildlife cam like SciMan Steve has because, well, what would be the point???!!! I can see my little woodland friends just fine from my kitchen door. I suppose I could try to set Eric's grossly over-priced camera up on a tripod outside, but Ol' Pookers may veto this idea, as Tiny Tim, our most regular visiting raccoon this year, tends to be a curious little fellow.

Still, I may be able to capture the essence of a skunk happy dance through a window pane. I'll give it a try anyway.

To give you an idea of the kitchen door filming challenges, here is a picture, taken years ago, of our back door. As you can see, Izzy (Chris' god-daughter) was up on a handrail, peeking into my kitchen, in an effort to determine why her dinner was late that evening!!!
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1685242)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Spilled a tub of grapes all over your garden? Who you gonna call? Well, there's no need to call anyone, as the critters will be along shortly to tidy things up :)

Exactly!!! The same goes with a tub of peanuts.

I used to just throw peanuts out to the crows, jays and squirrels in the morning, but I discovered recently that skunks like peanuts too, so now I toss a few handfuls out at night.

You just haven't experienced urban wildlife joy until you've thrown peanuts in the shell to a skunk. A skunk will do a "happy dance" when he encounters a peanut in a shell. Ok, ok... I know this is anthropomorphizing and that it is not really a "happy dance", but when a skunk picks up a good sized-peanut, he grasps it with both paws and this bio-mechanically "forces" him to do a little leap backwards in order to maintain his balance. This balance compensation move is what I call a "skunk happy dance".

I had not observed this behavior in skunks before discovering that they like peanuts, simply because I had never fed skunks something large enough to cause balance challenges. Seeds, cat food kibble and loose grapes skunks eat without having to take both front paws off the ground. Grapes still attached to a stem don't cause skunks to jump backwards because to extract the grapes they generally keep one front paw on the stem and one paw and their jaws on the grape. This keeps all four paws closer to the ground so that they don't have to rear up on their hind paws. It is only with large peanuts in the shell that I notice that skunks have to do a little backwards leap in order to secure the peanut.

As I said previously, urban wildlife teaches, delights and entertains, if one only takes the time to watch, think and study a bit.

If you feed them, they will come...
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #239 - ORIGINALITY! (Message 1685233)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I blurr the lines a bit at times, for sure.
I think I have earned the right to do so.

Hogwash!

If people are more indulgent with you it is only because they kindly and generously factor in your issues and challenges before interacting with you. Your RAC size has nothing to do with it, nor does your unhealthy and self-damaging obsession with this project.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1685226)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
One shepards pie to go please.


From that article I quote, "Prevention is better than cure and I think, for all of these issues, we can help people and wildlife minimize conflicts,” he said.

And I reply that if people insist on confusing wildlife "conflicts" with wildlife "encounters", then my darling raccoons and skunks and opossums and squirrels will continue to be looked upon dis-favorably.

But if people can learn to enjoy their encounters with urban wildlife, these same people just might find that urban wildlife consistently teaches, delights and entertains.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #239 - ORIGINALITY! (Message 1684979)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #239 - ORIGINALITY! (Message 1684861)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Khaleesi, Mother of Raccoons! (Message 1684859)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
You're only the 5th woman I've ever known of Angela, who has revealed Her age, the other 4 are related to Me, in one way or another.

Sadly Vic, that speaks volumes about the value that our culture gives to women who are past their reproductive years.

Ladies, "TAKE BACK THE GRAY", I say!!!

Thank you again, dear friends, for all of the kind birthday wishes expressed in this thread.


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