Posts by Angela

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : CRL (Angela) got a new hat for her birthday. (Message 1869706)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Thank you for all the kind birthday wishes and for the fun fireworks!
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A interesting fact about Bitcoins (Message 1869473)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Ah, the Couldah-Wouldah-Shoulda club...

Any other charter members?
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The perhaps last kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1869472)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW - CCLXIV -- Spring time (Message 1869471)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv2xBJfqybE
Best commercial ever!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1869470)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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What is it about our elders and those darn pendant alarms? My mother had one too and she never wore it. One day she fell in her backyard and got stuck in a very large climbing rose. Her gardener, who was only scheduled to come over every two weeks, happened to be there that day and he got her out of the rose. Clearly mom had picked a "lucky" day to fall. She was scratched, but not badly injured. The tangled old climbing rose had broken her fall quite effectively.

My aunt in her early 90's also has a pendant alarm. She never wears her pendant either. Last week my aunt fell in her kitchen and split her elbow open. She is healing well. It could have been much worse.

I truly hope that in my "golden years" I still have enough jellybeans left in my jar to listen to my nieces and nephews and to realize that they have my best interests in mind. I probably won't have the jellybeans, but here's hoping...

Janne, wishing your GF a speedy recovery.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : CRL (Angela) got a new hat for her birthday. (Message 1869277)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Is that a lamp shade I'm wearing in Eric's picture? Must have been one heck of a party...

You know how diet and exercise books tell you not to reward yourself with food? Well, today I sure didn't follow that advice. For breakfast, as the birthday queen, I consumed See's candy and some left-over brownies.


3) the boss didn't give you a day off

Right. I spent much of today editing student clinic reports. And as a birthday present, none of my students disappointed me. The lowest grade I gave out was a B+.


Eric took me to a fru-fru wood-fired pizza place for dinner tonight. I just love fru-fru pizza! My individual pizza featured smoked fontina cheese, blue cheese crumbles, caramelized onions, roasted pears, chopped walnuts and a sprinkling of fresh arugula on top. Eric ordered an individual pizza with sausage and onions on it. You can take the boy out of Wisconsin, but you can't take the Wisconsin out of the boy.

For dessert, Eric picked up a carton of my favorite ice cream, Swiss milk chocolate, from a local creamery. He put one candle on my serving, as one candle is sufficient for a birthday wish and as 54 candles would have melted the ice cream, the cup containing the ice cream, the plate under the cup containing the ice cream and possibly also our tile kitchen counter top.



Thank you, friends, for all of the kind birthday wishes. I really did have a nice day.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1866555)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Only a handful around you way Angela, you are lucky.

Is the green on the map that you posted indicative of range? If so, per your map, the SF Bay Area is comfortably within opossum/possum territory. Eric and I frequently see adult opossums/possums in our back yard at night, but we had never seen babies before.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1866424)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Here in the lazy USA, I believe that the terms opossum and possum are interchangeable.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1866350)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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This one looks old enough to venture away from Mama's pouch, even if only briefly, if it couldn't, it would still be attached inside Her pouch.

Actually Vic, I got curious enough to look things up. There is about a two month period during which possums are out of the pouch, but still with their mamas. The mama carries her young around on her back for this period of time.

Here is a picture that illustrates this unique period in possum development.

Poor mama!!! That doesn't look fun.

When a baby possum (or "joey") is about four or five months old, he leaves his mama.

Based on this, I'm guessing our two little visitors from the other night were litter-mates and at least 4 - 5 months old.

I like possums.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1866178)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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I've been having trouble posting pictures lately. I hate it when things change. Hopefully everybody can see this picture.

We had two baby possums visit the yard a few nights ago. Eric took this picture of one of them.
I don't know how old possums are when they leave their mamas, but our two baby visitors did not come with mom.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1865951)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Gordon, wishing you peace as you mourn the loss of your mother.

Angela & Eric
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : May the 4th be with you... (Message 1865641)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Eric and I just watched all the tracks of Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans.

Just type this into YouTube and watch them in order. If you are a Star Wars fan and a Beatles fan, you may just laugh yourself to the point of incontinence.

May the 4th be with you.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1865303)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Kicks brain cells into gear - is that Jarvis?

I think you mean Purvis.

Purvis, I assume, has gone to skunk heaven as he was always such a good boy.

The skunk in the video is Skunk-a-roo. I think he is beautiful. Eric thinks otherwise.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Spring Garden Pictures 2017 (Message 1865302)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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...I take it you don't eat the flowers so I think you meant palette :-)) ...

LOL!!! Yes I did, although we do eat the nasturtium flowers in salads and sometimes in sandwich spreads.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1865173)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Yes. That is our back yard. We have several skunk visitors each night. Skunk-a-roo came early one evening last weekend when Eric and I happened to be out there. Eric took the video with his phone.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1865165)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Skunk-a-roo enjoys a peanut on the back porch
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1865164)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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For anyone opposed to letting ladybugs over-winter inside your home, might I suggest a ladybug house?
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Spring Garden Pictures 2017 (Message 1865161)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Ok Chris. I'll see your Merry Old England and I'll raise you one Northern California




Our front yard, in a picture taken by Eric last weekend. Front to back we have hardy geraniums, Santa Barbara daisies, a few blooming Jupiter's beards that escaped the munching jaws of marauding mule deer, society garlic, watsonias, a few day lilies that also escaped voracious deer, and those purple things in the back which are salvia leucantha (Mexican sage).

I've tried to limit our front garden palate to pink, white and purple.



In the back yard, I've tried to limit the color palate to orange, white and yellow.

Here we have sweet allysum, California poppies, nasturtiums, a few spent irises, snapdragons and day lilies.

The cat posterior belongs to Riddler who is probably looking for lizards to play with in that picture.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW - CCLXIV -- Spring time (Message 1865150)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW - CCLXIV -- Spring time (Message 1864949)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
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Blurf, may warm memories of your mother sustain you through this difficult time.

Sending our love.

Angela & Eric


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