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41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1643104)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
A true Gentleman does not disclose where lost ladies undergarments might be found.

Rule 34C
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Errol Flynn
©1938



LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1643102)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
A completely occluded ear canal is still only a conductive hearing loss and as such it cannot give you more than a 60 decibel hearing loss, maximum. Actually losing as much as 60 decibels just from ear wax would be very unusual and for it to happen in both ears simultaneously would be even more unusual on top of that. Generally it is kiddos with serious middle ear involvement who get those 60 decibel conductive losses. Ear wax is part of your outer ear.

With a conductive hearing loss involving only the outer ear (assuming you don't have infection or something else nasty going on in your middle ears and assuming that your inner ears are working fine) you should still be hearing decently via bone conduction across all the speech frequencies. When you say that you are suddenly "80% deaf in both ears" that is very concerning.

Anyone who experiences a sudden and unexpected hearing loss should seek medical attention.

Chris, get thee to an ENT if you can, or beg the nurse for a sooner appointment. It is not physiologically possible to have a hearing loss as severe as what you describe from ear wax alone.
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1642956)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
You aren't saying you're a micronized Meltrandi(a female Zentradi) are you Angela?

Darn Vic. I was hoping nobody would notice...

Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In: 1.73 axe-handles wide
Thank you, Donald, for giving me a new goal...
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 232 - Screws or the lack thereof... (Message 1642753)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Congratulations Vic!
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1642751)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
OMG!!! Are you people still talking about my unmentionables??? I should know better than to reference undergarments on Valentine's Day in a forum full of lonely men!!! And Chris, how in the world did you find that picture???!!!
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1642748)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
...We have a lot of rabies cases in this area, and
the skunks are one of the biggest offenders. ...


Yes, skunks are far more likely to be rabid than raccoons. I have read that it takes a while for skunks who are incubating rabies to show signs of it. This means a non-symptomatic but still rabid female can transmit it to her babies before they are born, so lots of skunks are actually born rabid, but without obvious symptoms. As a species, they manage to reproduce themselves before succumbing to the disease, which I guess is one way of "beating" the disease. Skunks are certainly not endangered, at least in our area.

If I see a skunk, I'm leaving the area. ...And, I did just that when I saw a skunk at Angela and Eric's. I quickly got up and went inside the house.

LOL!!! I'm surprised you only saw one skunk!!!
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1642167)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Listen very carefully, thongs as in plural, one on each foot. Thong,singular. Being a sexy garment,preferably worn by spunky women like Angela. :-)

Oh puh-leeze!!! I wear bleached white granny underwear in size mumbo-jumbo. You could surrender a fort by running my undergarments up a flag pole.
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1642165)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
To know me is to love me...
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1642160)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
When a skunk raises his tail and puffs out the fur on his tail...

RUN!!!!!!! :)


No, no, no, no, no!!!!!!!!!

A skunk will first raise and puff out his tail. If you continue to bother him, he will run away. If he has no place to run because you have been stupid enough to corner him, then he will do a little angry dance that involves stepping and stomping in front of you. If you are another skunk, he will scream at you. If you still persist in bothering him, he will turn his little hiney-end towards you and continue his stepping and stomping dance. If, at this point, you continue to act towards the skunk in a manner he considers to be aggressive AND the skunk has absolutely no place to run or hide, THEN AND ONLY THEN will you need a sponge bath using hydrogen-peroxide.

Anybody who gets sprayed by a skunk has done something stupid. Skunks do not instinctively "want" to spray you. That would disarm them. They mostly want to warn you to keep away from them.

Smart people sometimes do stupid things around skunks. We have a friend who has a PH.D. in physics. She is a smart lady. A little skunk wandered into her kitchen through a pet door. What she SHOULD have done was shut the skunk in the kitchen and wait for it to find its way back outside through the pet door. What she did instead was try to shoo the skunk out the pet door by banging on a pot with a large metal spoon.

She got sprayed.

Her kitchen got sprayed.

The skunk spray took the paint off of her dishwasher. It is powerful stuff.

I do not blame the skunk for spraying. I blame our friend for doing something stupid around a skunk.
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1641893)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
When a skunk raises his tail and puffs out the fur on his tail he is still light years away from wanting to spray you. With tail raised and fur fanned, all a skunk is saying is "Hey you!!! Did you happen to notice that I am a skunk? Perhaps you should give me a wide berth. Now leave me alone, I'm busy doing skunk stuff... like eating or nosing around until I find something to eat."

If I want to take out the garbage and Puffy, Little Stinks or ole Purvis is out on my patio eating birdseed, I have to work hard to get the skunk to even notice me and go under the deck. It is not enough to pound on my back door before I go outside. Most of the time I have to actually go outside, clap my hands loudly and stomp my feet on the wooden deck before one or more skunks will notice me and go under the deck. You've heard of Dances With Wolves? Just call me Dances With Skunks.

I am on a mission to get people to better understand skunks. They are beautiful animals who are terribly misunderstood.

A skunk is far more likely to spray another skunk than he is to spray a person. The males get a little territorial in the spring, and in California our "spring" can start in late January or early February. A couple of weeks ago my in-laws were visiting us. My mother-in-law and I were in the kitchen stacking dinner dishes and it was probably around 8pm. I heard two high pitched screams and I knew that two male skunks were "having words" in my backyard. I immediately ran outside to clap, stomp and give them a piece of my mind. It was just what was needed to distract them. Purvis went immediately under the deck and the invading skunk ran under our fence and out of our yard. When I went inside my mother-in-law was confused. She didn't know what in the world I had done. When I told her that I had gone outside to break up a skunk fight, she looked at me like I was a crazy person that her son should never ever have married.

Anyway, my goal that evening was to keep Purvis and the invader from spraying each other in my backyard. When skunks spray each other in our backyard, we generally smell it indoors for about half a day. I broke up the skunk fight by startling both skunks and it worked exactly as I knew it would work. My mother-in-law should have been impressed, not aghast.

Sometimes I don't get outside fast enough to break up a fight. Uli was visiting one time and a couple of skunks got into it in our backyard. By the time I noticed the screaming, one skunk was already chasing the other skunk and sure enough, eventually one of them must have gotten cornered and he sprayed.

It took me a long time to notice and to be able to consistently identify the sound of male skunks screaming at each other.

Poor Purvis has to work hard to defend his territory. He tolerates visits from Puffy and Little Stinks, and he even lets them run under "his" deck if they are startled, but he does not allow them to live down there. Little Stinks generally enters and exits out of the back of our yard and Puffy usually enters and exits from the left. Purvis knows a good deal when he gets one and he has no intention of letting some other male muscle in on his territory. Purvis has never had babies. That is how we know that "he" is a "he".

So the next time you encounter a skunk, don't freak out. Just be still and enjoy the experience. If the skunk even notices you, he will move one. If he doesn't notice you, you will be treated to a wonderful urban wildlife experience.
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1641712)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Animal control would have euthanized the skunk in the name of protecting the employee. That is why Eric and I knew we had to free the skunk ourselves. Skunks only spray as a last resort. After years of observation, I feel that Eric and I both know how to "think like a skunk". We were very nervous when trying to free the skunk, but we were successful in releasing it without harm to it or to us.

The strangest thing was that we trapped the darn thing around 2pm on a Sunday. Skunks are not supposed to come out during the day, and generally they do not, but this one had clearly not read the handbook. We knew better than to try trapping feral cats at night, so we only had the trap baited and set open on weekends between 10am and 3pm.

I think the skunk we trapped was a permanent resident under our back deck, as Purvis the skunk is now. When we set up the kitty trap on our deck, I think the little skunk below was just too tempted by the smell of food to remain beneath the deck until nightfall.
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 231 - Vic Wins!!!! (Message 1641654)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Shoud have expected that.
Will be in your area this weekend. Pt Reyes tomrrow, then Napa for a few days.

Both are lovely places.
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1641653)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Eric and I once trapped a skunk in one of those fix-our-ferals humane live traps. Working together we managed to release the skunk without either one of us getting sprayed, but if you catch something that is black and white and doesn't go "meow", we can give you tips on how to get the darn thing out of your cage.
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1641526)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor

Happy Valentine's Day, Critter People!!!
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 231 - Vic Wins!!!! (Message 1641115)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Yep.
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1641095)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
230 pounds in my Too Too...



What a coincidence... me too!!!
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1641093)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
91.9kg with shorts and thongs. :-)

Please oh please assure me that when you say "thongs" you are referring to your sandals.
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1641092)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I love making Cherries Jubilee and other things you get to flambe. I keep chimney matches near my stove because you never know when you might want to ignite your food. Eric always gets nervous when I flambe dishes and he says stuff like, "Did you remember to pay the fire insurance bill?"
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 231 - Vic Wins!!!! (Message 1641027)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Oranges, rum, popcorn, Uli's lasagne and now Fritos... I'm doomed!!!

Win.
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1641025)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
...rum, oranges, popcorn - that's a strange diet young lady - but I think I'd could grow to like it





Second thoughts, I like rum, oranges and popcorn so already do like it :-)



Let's face it. What we both really want is a slice of Uli's lasagne!!!


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