Posts by Angela

1) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : Raccoon Lovers Want You (Message 1975366)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Happy New Year.

Team Raccoon Lovers is open for business and all are welcome to join.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW # CCLXXVIII Happy New 2019 (Message 1975250)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Well, since we're posting dinner menus ours was rice torta (a vegetarian dish made with eggs, cheese, vegetables and rice), a side of crudite (carrots, fennel and apple slices) and some almonds. For dessert we indulged in some Straus Family Creamery mint chocolate chip ice cream. This ice cream brand is a local company only, so most of you will not be able to find it, but it is absolutely THE BEST ice cream ever!!! If you are a local cruncher, try it and thank me later. Yum!!!
3) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds And Other Projects (Message 1975138)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Public posts are an invitation to public comment, and sometimes that includes public critique.

In the Cafe I post about feeding and training raccoons, knowing full well that feeding and training raccoons is ill-advised and that some people are going to feel obligated to make sure that I know that. For me, the benefits of sharing my love of urban wildlife with forum friends far outweigh the very legitimate posted feedback I get from time to time about why feeding and training urban wildlife is a bad idea.

Balance of feedback is really what keeps me posting about my urban wildlife adventures. Most of the feedback I receive is pleasant. Some of the feedback I receive is negative. Those who give me negative feedback are, quite frankly, 100% correct. Feeding and training raccoons is not a good idea. Raccoons are wild animals. They bite. They carry diseases. They should not be encouraged to interact with people. They should not be demeaned by being taught "tricks". All of these statements are true, and yet I continue to feed and train raccoons.

If I received negative feedback to 90% of my posts about raccoons, I would not stop feeding raccoons. I would just stop posting about feeding raccoons. Perhaps I flatter myself, but I think some might miss my crazy little raccoon-based contributions to our community. I know that personally, I would miss the contributions of most members of our community if they stopped posting because 90% of the feedback they received was critical.

Public posts are an invitation to public comment and sometimes that includes public critique, but if you have shared your legitimate concerns about a topic once or twice, then thank you. You have shared your concerns and they have been noted. On-going critiques only drive the subject matter of a thread further and further off topic.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : query (Message 1974967)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Seti finds lots of signs of intelligent life... the signals come from Earth! There is a whole lot of radio frequency interference (RFI) that looks, initially, like it might be "interesting". That is why data are processed from different angles and by different crunchers.

Welcome to seti@home!

You will find many friends here.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1974244)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Hilarious!!!!

DLL, you have a gift for finding the most entertaining videos.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part VII (Message 1974003)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Scotch on the rocks please

Neat.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy New Year (Message 1974001)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Happy New Year, friends.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW # CCLXXVIII Happy New 2019 (Message 1974000)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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I've never been tempted to try sweet potato skins.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW # CCLXXVIII Happy New 2019 (Message 1973997)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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I love sweet potatoes, but Ol Pookers can't stand them. More for me.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : RIP Sister Wendy Beckett (Message 1973923)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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R.I.P.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1973548)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Must be like Chicken Cordon Bleu.

Tomorrow I am going to make French Toast using Brioche. I was able to get a loaf of Brioche in the "Used Bread" stand at Kroger where I often get artisan ryes, pumpernickel and sprouted grain breads at an affordable price. I will revisit Martha Stewart's recipe.



Brioche makes excellent French Toast, as does challah. My in-laws visited for the holidays and I made French Toast one morning. I could find neither brioche or challah and I used ordinary white bread. The outcome was disappointingly soggy.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1973008)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Happy New Year!!!

Wishing everyone a raccoon-filled 2019!!!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW # CCLXXVII Happy Holidays and Merry New Year (Message 1972676)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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"Winning" the chance to pay for something makes me remember my mom. She used to go to post-holiday sales, come back with bags of stuff and then say to my father, "look at all the money I saved you!" He would generally roll his eyes, but say nothing.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite card games (Message 1972674)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Markie had to wear an opposing team's sports jersey to some sort of public event the two of them were scheduled to attend together.

Now that's a rough penalty!


It is, but Markie is a mature young man for his age and I'm sure he pulled it off with class, grace and humor.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite card games (Message 1972669)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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We play poker with our nieces and nephews down in Fresno. There are lots of poker game versions and Eric knows many of them. We play with pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters - everybody starting out with an equal amount. The biggest winner at the end of the game gets to extract a big, mutually agreed upon prize from each of the losers.

The last time we played our nephew Markie's girlfriend, Meghan, was the big winner. From me she got a box of cookies, which I mailed her about a week after we got home. From "Funcle" Eric she got a check to pay for one of her college applications. (It costs a whole lot more to apply to college now than it did when Eric and I were that age!!!) Markie had to wear an opposing team's sports jersey to some sort of public event the two of them were scheduled to attend together. Kathryn, Markie's sister, made dinner one night and had Meghan over. Markie and Kathryn's mother, my sister-in-law Marleen, had to go to bed one hour earlier than usual for a full week. Marleen is a terrible night owl and she is chronically sleep deprived. Whenever we play with Marleen and win, that is the prize we demand from her.

Our poker tournaments are always all in good fun and we look forward to the next one.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photos of Holiday Decorations - Originals only (Message 1970732)
Posted 16 Dec 2018 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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The yeti on the roof is funny.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1970077)
Posted 13 Dec 2018 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Awesome!

Congratulations!!!
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1969062)
Posted 7 Dec 2018 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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LOL! Very cute.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1969061)
Posted 7 Dec 2018 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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I was in a Bed Bath & Beyond store the other day, and a squirrel was having a field day running inside with many places to hide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16fG1sDagU]
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photos of Holiday Decorations - Originals only (Message 1969060)
Posted 7 Dec 2018 by Profile Angela Special Project $75 donor
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Happy Saturnalia!


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