Posts by Angela

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1914180)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Angela
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It has been a banner night in our backyard. Two gorgeous young gray foxes came prancing through, ate a little cat food and some peanuts, ran around the backyard exploring and then left. This is the first time I've seen foxes in our backyard. Eric has seen them in the open space behind us and he sees them frequently at the Space Sciences Lab, but tonight was a first for me. They were so lively and graceful. I hope they come again.

In addition to the foxes, Snowball, our blond raccoon, made a rare appearance tonight, along with a chubby and well grown blond baby that she apparently still hasn't weaned. We haven't seen Snowball in nearly a year, so we were very excited to see her. She definitely still knew us. Her baby was quite wary though. Eric named him Rusty.
2) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1914177)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Angela
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I saw this today and thought it was cute.

"There's a group of people disputing the veracity of the President's recent medical examination. They're called.... girthers."
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1914022)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Angela
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That's a very cute pasta portion tool!

+1

Hilarious!!!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Mark (Message 1914021)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Angela
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Best wishes to you on your special day!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW CCLXVIII - Happy New Year. Is it 2018 already???!!! (Message 1913127)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Angela
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And through it all, some of us hope that in some way, the short time we are here may make a little difference.

Bill (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/detroitnews/obituary.aspx?pid=186988918) clearly did... make a difference, that is. There was a funeral in Michigan some time ago, and today a memorial service at SSL. It was very well attended. Clearly he was a good friend to many and he is dearly missed.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW CCLXVIII - Happy New Year. Is it 2018 already???!!! (Message 1913113)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Angela
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What an interesting weekend Ol' Pookers and I have had. We went to a co-ed baby shower yesterday and a memorial service today.

Life is that thing that sort of swirls around you. People are born. People die. And between it all we sit around scratching our heads trying to make sense of it.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1912937)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Angela
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That's good, but this one might be better for some, buy Bread and Beer, use bread, drink beer.

LOL!!!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1912675)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Angela
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Vic, I'm sorry so many things are going wrong right now. I had car trouble this week too - a flat tire and a dead battery. I noticed both on Sunday, but didn't have enough free time to get anything repaired until Wednesday. Thank goodness for Uber!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1912607)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Angela
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Hi Vic! I'm glad your gaming system arrived and I hope you have fun with it.

Eric likes gaming too. After dinner some nights, Eric has been playing this alternate history war game. It is a great form of stress relief for him. Eric has been playing this game for several months now, on and off. I keep asking him if he has won, but apparently that's not really the point with this game. I hear the most amusing music coming out of his den. If an armada is sailing, there is a certain tune that happens. If people are riding elephants, there is another tune that happens. If he pauses the game, there's another tune that will play and play and play until I ask him to cut the sound.

I don't really "get it", but if Eric enjoys playing it, that is good enough for me! I can think of worse hobbies he could have...
10) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1912240)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Angela
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•Oprah vs. The Donald, and The Winner Is…•

[Oprah voice]Look under your chairs!!! Everybody in the audience is getting a voter registration form!!! Yay!!![/Oprah voice]

American citizens need a reality check. Just because our current president proved that "we the people" were willing to elect an individual who had never before held public office and who had no background, training or experience with public service, it does not mean that, going forward, we have to elect ANOTHER person with an equally unsuitable resume.

I'm sure that Oprah is a lovely person, but I do not think that being a celebrity necessarily qualifies one for office.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- SPOILERS! (Message 1912067)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Angela
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My goodness! You have certainly put a lot of thought into this.

Movies like this one just don't stick well in my brain.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time X (Message 1911988)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Angela
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Ok, I'll bite. Outside of hungry panda bears, why would one need to manually split bamboo?
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1911811)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Angela
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Oh! Silly me. I just realized you were talking about the sequel.

I've only seen the first one, but I'll have to try to catch the sequel some day, since I found the first movie to be so entertaining.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1911807)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Angela
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I think you will enjoy the movie. The animation is darling and the dialogue is clever.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1911791)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Angela
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I saw that movie. It was cute.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1911663)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Angela
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Thread is open.

Vic, please remember that public comments are invitations to public responses and public critiques. If you do not want input on a topic, do not post information about that topic in your public thread.

If somebody comments in a fashion that is hostile, threatening, insulting or antagonistic, please red-X that post. DO NOT respond to comments that are hostile, threatening, insulting or antagonistic in a manner that is also hostile, threatening, insulting or antagonistic.

Everybody else, if you feel compelled to comment on something that Vic has posted in his personal journal-style thread, please do so in an objective fashion. Bonus points will be given for kindness.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1911555)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Angela
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Locking thread for a few hours so that everyone can take a deep breath.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Tales of the Frozen North (Message 1911256)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Angela
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The weather said they think Mt Washington will get down to -100F, Mars average temp might be warmer at -85F, now that is irony...


Vic, I think the -100 was just a "wind chill" estimate. I'm pretty sure it is impossible for the actual air temperature to get that cold on this planet.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1911253)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Angela
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I am making a pot of split pea soup right now. I enjoy cooking with lentils, split peas and dried beans, but when doing so I always have the same question. These products come with a warning printed on the label that the product should be rinsed and sorted, to ensure there are no small stones in the package. I have cooked with dried lentils, peas and beans many times in my life and I have never found a stone in any package.

Has anyone ever encountered a stone?
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW CCLXVIII - Happy New Year. Is it 2018 already???!!! (Message 1911161)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Angela
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Thank you for the win.

Here is a repeat of the rules

The rules:
1. Winner of the last thread starts the new one with a post of these rules.
2. Chooses a future event which triggers the winner, e.g. post number, date-time, and records it privately somehow (yellow sticky, etc.)
3. Everyone has fun posting until the target event is reached.
4. When the target is reached, old winner posts declaration of new winner and also PMs them.
5. Shortly after this a Mod will lock the recently won thread. (My preference is for the winner to ask the mods to lock the old thread after the new one is started.)
6. No double posts. Violator buys a round for the house in Rocky's.
7. Additional rule retained from the last round - No posts that APPEAR to be blank - these will be ignored or deleted. (Sig lines do not count as part of a post.)


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