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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1588938)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Oh no!!! A quick search of Google Images has convinced me that raccoons DO have a great deal to do with credit cards:











Oh dear. I think my little woodland friends may have a bit of a P.R. problem on their adorably dextrous little hands...
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1588935)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Angela is pretty laid back about the content of this thread, but I would like to ask do credit cards have anything to do with raccoons?


Nothing is off-topic in the Critter Cafe. This is not and never has been a thread about raccoons. This is a place where critter people come together to talk about whatever is on their minds.

Of course, since raccoons are frequently on my mind, I am prone to posting things like this:


Happy fall!!!
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Being of (reasonably) sound mind and body, I do declare as follows. (Message 1588438)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor

Wisconsin is America's Dairy Land, so perhaps some might be familiar with the expression 'til the cows come home'?
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 2014 MLB World Series (Message 1588139)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I'm pretty much just interested in the peanuts and Cracker Jacks...
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1588137)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Pie crust should be flaky and taste of butter, unless you are doing a shortbread style cookie crust. Then it should be crumbly and taste of butter. That fake cinnamon roll crust will be puffy and taste of chemical leaveners. Yuck! Disgusting!!!
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #223 My, it was the fashion (Message 1587918)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I have a number and it takes me back to the 1970's....Question, "Did you do this"

Merciful heavens, no!!! The only type of swinging I did was this...
27) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : Raccoon Lovers Want You (Message 1587673)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor

Wishing all crunchers a Happy Halloween from Team Raccoon Lovers!!!
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1587381)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I am a serial dieter, but I do it rather atypically across long periods of time.

For example, when I was in my mid 20's I was a little pudgy and I put myself on a "gentle diet". It took me about 10 months to lose about 15 pounds. I did not keep the weight off forever. It crept back on slowly, at a rate of about 3 pounds per year, and I put on some weight on top of that until I decided to diet again..

So then, when I was about 40 years old, I found myself to be about as heavy as I am right now. I did the Weight Watchers on-line program for about 9 months, with a few modifications of my own to make it a more "gentle diet". I lost 30 pounds, but I eventually lapsed back into my old love of delicious high fat foods. The weight I had lost crept back on, again at a rate of about 3 pounds a year.

Clearly now that I am 51 years old, it is the time for me to get serious again, and eventually I suppose I will manage to lose some weight. Sigh.... Dieting is so "un-fun", even if you try to do it gently.

I have heard that yo-yo dieting is bad for you - 10 pounds off, 10 pounds on, back and forth year after year. I don't know if serial dieting every 10 to 15 years is quite as bad. The way I figure it, if I had never lost the 15 pounds in my 20's and the 30 pounds in my 40's, I would probably would still have gained about 3 pounds a year, and I would probably be nearing 200 pounds right now if I hadn't gone on those two diets.

To answer the Weight Watchers question, I found their on-line program to be a relatively sensible one. They want you to eat real food, just less of it and lower in fat content. I did Weight Watchers before they went to their current "points" program, so I don't know how it has changed. I found that if I stuck to the plan strictly, I was hungry to the point of grouchiness and headaches all the time, so I modified the plan for me. I found that I needed to eat a couple hundred more calories per day than the plan allowed me, but it was still under what I needed to maintain my weight. I lost weight, but slower than the plan predicted I would lose weight.

I would recommend Weight Watchers, but if you go on it and you find that you need more food to keep from getting headaches, then eat more food. There is no way I would have stuck to ANY diet long term that made me cranky and head-achy.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1587203)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
A friend I used to work with had surgery of this kind. She had tried everything to lose weight. Her weight had been in the morbidly obese range for years, because food intake had an obsessive/addictive hold over her. The surgery was performed without complications and her post-surgical recovery was quick. Initially she lost tremendous amounts of weight. She also went through counseling to help her develop a more healthy relationship with food. That piece is probably just as important as the surgery itself.

My friend looks like she has gained back a little weight since her lowest weight point, but she only looks slightly stocky now, as opposed to looking very, very, very unhealthy before the surgery. It has been several years since her surgery and the majority of the weight she initially lost has not come back. It seems like her weight is relatively stable.

My friend's health is tremendously improved and the surgery gave her son back his joyful, playful, energetic mother.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1586890)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
There is no need to shame us, Chris. We are just being honest about how incredibly hard it is to consistently change a lifetime of habits.

(The cartoon, however, was hilarious!!!)
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Thanks giving Day Canada! (Message 1586661)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Best wishes to our Canadian friends on their Thanksgiving Day.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1586306)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Just do it like my wife.
Every time she is mad at the scale she buys a new one.

LOL!!! I would end up with a bigger scale collection than Eric's vintage computer collection.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1586297)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In: 168.8

My scale must be broken. It seems to be moving in the wrong direction. I'm sure it is the scale and not the family party at our house Friday night, the junk food I ate at the Cal football game Saturday afternoon and the family party at my Cousin Anna's house on Sunday. Yep. It is definitely the scale.
34) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : Raccoon Lovers Want You (Message 1586098)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor

I just had to post this update... We're currently Number 11 in Team Stats!!!!

Watch out Team Canada... raccoons are in your backyard and we're looking to bust into the Top 10!!!
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Off to bed now...night night everyone #3 - and may all our moderators have sweet dreams :) (Message 1586095)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #222 I applied for a USDA RD Mortgage (Message 1586094)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Rather a short win for you, TL...
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #222 I applied for a USDA RD Mortgage (Message 1586090)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
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Are those jumpsuits with bell bottoms and where can I get one for Eric???!!!
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Aids Walk Atlanta (Message 1586063)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Eric and I are happy to support your wife in this effort. Please extend to her our kindest regards and our best wishes for a successful fundraiser.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1586057)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I have tried... oh how hard I have tried not to ask. Everything my mama ever taught me about being polite tells me not to ask. I tried biting my tongue, but I didn't care for the taste of blood. I tried to distract myself with tasks - that didn't work. I took a vigorous mental shower - no relief. I even tried sitting on my typing hands, but they just kept creeping, inch by inch, towards the keyboard and now curiosity has simply gotten the better of me. Apologies, friends, but simply I have to know...

Vic, if your sister-in-law does pre-decease you, what in the world makes you think she will leave you her house, or even some money, when she has children of her own?
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1584996)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I like moths. Vic, I am cleaning up all of your spray. Moths are always welcome in the Critter Cafe.


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