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41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Canada Day eh? (Message 1534722)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Angela
Best wishes to all you lovely Canadians on your special day!!!
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I have a PC Problem that might get worse (Message 1534684)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Angela
Eric's attempts at using a water cooling system were disastrous from start to finish. We kept getting algae in the tank. Yech. Also, Eric put holes in the side of the house that I had to have professionally patched.

Eric has completely given up on the idea of water cooling at this point, and I hope he NEVER reconsiders it!!!
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1534584)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Angela
Vic, were you able to purchase any fresh vegetables or fruits in all of that heat?
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1534188)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Angela
Don't despair, Vic. Just maintaining a weight loss is an accomplishment. You've lost 46 pounds and if you keep those pounds off long term that is a big deal! And dude, don't blame the pancakes too much. You're a tall man and so there is a lot of "wiggle room" in your caloric allotment each day.
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Discussion of Cafe games #7 (Message 1534181)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Angela
May I say I didn't find many "laugh out loud" posts?

Paul, Paul, Paul... Didn't your mama ever tell you that "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"?!!!



Dis-honorable mention to Winterknight: the better interpretation of the Tom's action is that he checked the road for cars before allowing his harem (and yes, it is called that, Julie) to cross...

Dude! It is a caption. The picture is not supposed to be an accurate description of animal behavior. It is supposed to be something that makes people laugh, and I maintain that Winterknight's caption was, in fact, "laugh out loud" funny!
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1534177)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Angela
Congratulations Rob and Scott and Monday on your losses. You guys are really doing well!!!

@Angela. Oh dear! Try and keep your portion sizes down and good luck with the celebrations.

I shall do my very best to try... but I do so love a good birthday cake!
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1534035)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Angela
Some posters really stand out in a crowd...
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1534031)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Angela
Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In #1
168.2 pounds (AKA 76 kg; 294.23g)

Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In #2
167.6 pounds (AKA 76 kg; 22.08 g)

Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In #3
166.4 pounds (AKA 75 kg; 477.8 g)

Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In #4
165.2 pounds (AKA 74 kg; 933.45 g)

Net weight loss to date 3.0 lbs. (AKA 1 kg; 360.78 grams)

Eric has not noticed any weight loss yet, though to be fair a three pound loss across the course of a month should not be all that noticeable.

This week I will need to pass through a veritable gauntlet of over-eating opportunities. Thursday is Eric's birthday. Friday is our country's Independence Day - a national holiday. Saturday is a family birthday party for one of my nephews. Sunday is an afternoon tea celebration that I host each year honoring my aunts.

My plan is to be a very, very, very good raccoon today, tomorrow and Wednesday and then just hope for the best next Monday.
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #215: 11 Regenerations left... What to do, where to go??? (Message 1533805)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Angela
Exterminate. Exterminate. Exterminate.
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1533756)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Angela
Wonderful progress, Monday!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1533713)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Angela
What's the old saw about everything good in life is either immoral, illegal, or fattening?

Ain't it the truth!!!
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : ARGH!!! (Message 1533708)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Angela
You ubiquitous gurl, you.
Meows of respect coming your way.

LOL!!!


A spell checker will not catch incorrect word usage.
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : ARGH!!! (Message 1533387)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Angela
Eric is so lucky to have Angela as a kind trooper.
She may or may not understand what she if proofreading.
I know it would probably make MY head spin.

I am only looking for things not caught by spell and grammar checkers. A spell checker will not catch incorrect word usage. A grammar checker might notice a verb tense change mid-sentence, but not across larger passages of text. Also, it still takes a real person to know when a sentence is awkwardly written. I always find lots of little things that need correcting. I also still accidentally over-correct, because scientists have unique ways of expressing themselves at times. I just flag things that I think are "off" and Eric decides what does and does not get changed in the next draft.

I certainly do not understand the technical aspects of Eric's papers. For general proofreading purposes this is actually an advantage. If I fully understood what I was reading, my eyes and my brain would fill in the gaps that a proofreader is tasked with finding. I have a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology, not a Ph.D in physics. I would not be able to spot an error in an equation, a table, a figure or a graph. Learning does occur on my part, but it only goes so far. Proofreading Eric's papers for more than 20 years has given me the ability to read an abstract and understand how the findings of that paper might shed some light on the general research questions involved in the study of interstellar medium. (And even better, now when I go to the obligatory "banquet" dinners at astronomy conferences, I know if I am standing in the buffet line next to somebody who is famous!!!)
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1533377)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Angela
So if you are super seriously counting the calories ditch one serve of cauliflower and eat a whole bowl of jelly.

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do love cauliflower. It is such a wonderful delivery system for cheese sauce...
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1533078)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Angela
Found it!

This is one of the bluejays that would eat peanuts on my balcony in Pacific Grove,
California. They just couldn't figure out why that second peanut was so hard to
get!



I feed peanuts to the bluejays, crows and ravens who visit my backyard. The bluejays tend to fly away with one peanut at a time. The average crow or raven will swallow a whole peanut (in the shell!!!) and then take one or two more in his/her beak before flying away. I suspect all three species of birds cache the nuts to eat them later.
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : ARGH!!! (Message 1533043)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Angela
My sister came over for dinner tonight and now she and Eric are watching the final three episodes of Game of Thrones. It sounds very gory. I'm glad I'm not watching. For my delight and amusement this evening Eric handed me a draft of a 40 page journal article he wrote. It needs to be proofread before submission - lucky me!!!

I think SOMEBODY owes SOMEBODY a big bouquet of flowers...
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Relay for Life 2014 (Message 1532944)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Angela
Go Blurf Go!!!
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1532789)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Angela
The incomparable Bette Midler on the subject of excess adipose tissue
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1532785)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Angela
While you were on the beach did greenpeace warriors try to roll you back into the water? :-)

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Actually I swam laps in a pool. The beaches closest to us are icy cold.)
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1532627)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Angela
I'm feeling very conflicted right now...


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