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Catch Up Cafe Pt.2

PurpleSkys Moderator
As promised.

Today was a nice one considering it's almost the end of October in the Maritimes http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/trends_table/pages/zdb_metric_e.html

At this moment, there are pumpkins being carved in the kitchen before my middle girl goes back to her dad's...the girls and Darryl picked them a couple weeks ago at a local field. They're huge!!! I'll see if I can get Darryl to post them - before and after - for all to see :) .
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    .Martin.

    it has turned into one of <b>THOSE</b> has it?

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    i suppose so...i really didn't know what else to call it and the other one was getting too long. I welcome any suggestions on what else to call it :)

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    And, a productive, busy (yet not hectic), day at work.

    edit: BTW, I posted a link to this thread in the old one...

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    i totally forgot

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    You also forgot to tell me.

    I didn't know a thing about it until I saw Nick's post this morning

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    Michael Jay

    I think this is the start of the official eating season.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Although this is my busy time, I'll still gain weight if I don't get more exercise than what I get at work.

    I've got new walking shoes. All I need now is the time...

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    NexS

    You can buy that at the grocery store, can't you? Or is that Thyme...?

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    of my favorite episode of The Twilight Zone: <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Enough_at_Last>Time Enough at Last</a>

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    maecuff

    don't break your glasses.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    I only need them for smaller print, and I'm only at 1.5x right now. I'm thinking of stocking up on higher magnifications, though...

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    maecuff

    where I can't comfortably read a book without my drugstore readers. I have a pair strategically placed in every room in my house.

    Of course, when I pick up a book..the hunt is on. I can never seem to find them.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    sitting on top of the current read, which is always left next to the desk.

    On those very rare occasions when that is not the case, I usually give up searching after an hour or two and go buy another pair. The next time it happens, I might remember I now have spares...

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    TobiF

    would be to attach a whistle-triggered key-seeker!
    Remember those gadget that were popular some 15 years ago?

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    AV .

    I love this time of year. Pig out for the holidays and then go into "repent sinner" mode in January.

    AV :^0

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    NexS

    Reminds me, only, of Jack Skellington.

    My family, or area, never really celebrated this holiday (if it can be called one), but I like the idea of it.

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    AnsuGisalas

    Apparently flying with an ear infection isn't advisable, so I gotta go see the doc.
    I'm hearing things as if through cotton, accompanied by unseemly gurgling noises
    Fun fun fun in the sun sun sun.
    But it was that or postpone the trip, and next chance to go wouldn't have been until spring. And then Tivoli would be closed, so no no no.
    Now I just hope there's no lasting damage.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope it's still just a little infection that will clear up with some antibiotics

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    AV .

    Antibiotics take it away, but it takes awhile. You have to watch them though. I made the mistake of not going straight to the doctor last time because I thought it wasn't that bad and ended up with vertigo.

    AV

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    Michael Jay

    Sorry, could not resist :)

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    AV .

    I like to call it balance challenged. :^0 Seriously, vertigo is pretty nasty. Its like your worst "I had to much to drink" room-spinning episode.

    AV

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    Michael Jay

    just figured I could joke about it cause I have been there, not nice at all, incapacitating is all I can call it.

    You just want to scream.. "MAKE IT STOP"

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    AV .

    I know you're kidding.

    AV

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    Michael Jay

    but not about the reality, did not actually have vertigo, but an epileptic type of loss of balance, they pinned it down to a brain failure just north of my left ear and the the total loss of balance and the spinning sensations were nothing short of unbearable.

    I was put on a drug regimen that I was told that I would have to take for the rest of my life, but after about a week of the drugs all symptoms subsided and I stopped the drug.

    That was in 1976 and it has thankfully not returned.

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    santeewelding

    Of an incident chronicled in Discover magazine, as related by a hospital physician in the medical column.

    He showered one morning, on his way to work at the hospital, and thought he got water in an ear. Came to find out, the condition did not go away. He was, in fact, profoundly deaf in that ear.

    Some little ischemic condition in some small blood vessel in some region of his brain.

    Permanent.

    We takes our chances with life.

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    Tink!

    and I finally fixed the leaky bathtub faucet! Woohoo!

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    Tink!

    was attempting to fix the front outdoor light which has only worked sporadically for the last several years. It has a motion detector but only turns on when IT wants to turn on. Even the manual override didn't work.

    So, I installed a new light but it wasn't working. Oh well. No light for Halloween. Then last night I flipped the switch for no real reason (just one of those techie instincts I guess) on the way out the door and voila! It turned on!

    Apparently the outside light is connected to the indoor porch light so you have to have the indoor light switch ON before the outdoor light will turn ON. LOL!

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Guess I'd best get to it. We're supposed to get rain tomorrow. Good day for indoor work...

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    seanferd

    I do these a lot. Leaky faucets, leaky overflows, leaky drain pipes (of course it leaks, there is no collar nut on it!).

    The fun starts when the leaky tub faucet has the stems <i>sweated</i> in.

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    AV .

    Its been so warm here in NJ, I'm waiting for the ladybugs to cling to my house. They do that every year, and its usually on the day that is the last Hurrah for summer. So far, nada, but I know the day they do that is when the door is slammed shut and winter is upon us.

    AV

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    TobiF

    What if you take a photo and submit to TR as your "fav pet" :)

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    I know I'd sure like to see a picture :)

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    AV .

    It all depends on if I'm home when it happens. I've seen a couple of them over the past few days, but they haven't done the yearly swarm yet. I know its close though.

    AV

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    that would be so cool to see.

    Been warm here too, but rainy...but i'll take it over the snow they're getting out west .

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    that hit the Midwest on Tuesday?

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    20.8 C (69.44 F) at 2:30 PM in Truro....

    Not bad for the end of October in Nova Scotia.

    Our temperature is supposed to drop the first of next week but still no snow in the forecast....we did have a couple nights below freezing last week so I know the white stuff isn't far off.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    for the last two days, it did rain pretty hard yesterday and last night plus kicked up a little wind with it. We were lucky though that we didn't get what they got out there...whew, I just hope everyone faired well out there

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    Tink!

    Although technically it's more of the Japanese version (orange and biting)than the real thing (red).

    We also have the waves of box elder bugs.

    It is amazing how they seemingly come out of the woodwork as soon as the weather warms up isn't it?

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    AV .

    Oh, thats bad. I don't think I'd like them so much if they bit me. It would be the vacuum fate for them! :^0 We don't have Box elder bugs here, but we have stink bugs. They all try to come inside in the winter.

    The Ladybugs are like pets. They stay to themselves in some warm little nook in your house and just come out for an occasional drink of water.

    We don't have that many now, but when we moved here many years ago it was pretty rural. The Ladybugs would all gather together in a spot on the wall and make a pattern. I was always amazed at how uniquely different each one is. Some have spots, other none. Very diversifed, for a bug.

    AV

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    AnsuGisalas

    Ladybugs have occasional boom years, where there's too many of them, and then they swarm and bite.

    Rare though, and localized too, I guess,

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    Michael Jay

    but don't be too scared, this ghoul is 1200 light years away, kinda cool just the same.

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap101030.html

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    I love pics like that :)

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    AV .

    So vast, its unfathomable. Great photograph. It looks like a demon cloud.

    AV

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    Michael Jay

    it looks like someone with arms outstretched, back arched, looking up and left.

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    .Martin.

    it's gonna eat my children!

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    AV .

    When I was a kid, I actually soaped up car windows and toilet-papered trees on Mischief night. Now I'm older and hope that this is a bygone tradition.

    AV :^0

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    Michael Jay

    lets hope they are not armed with eggs, yuck.

    Trick or treat, give them treats and you may be safe.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    another Halloween is over for another year...not a bad year, but it seems like the number of kids we get is dropping every year. For a number of years we had 100ish, the past couple years have been under 100, this year was around 60 or so. Kinda too bad because we love seeing the kids all dressed up. Happy Halloween folks :)

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Those missing Kids where Delicious.

    Not to mention Nice and Tender. You had to force feed them Cinnamon and baste them well but I enjoyed them and am looking forward to next years offering.

    Col

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    i sure hope you used real butter and none of the fake stuff

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Of course I used Real Butter. Straight from the Farm none of that Manufactured Junk that tastes like crap. :-&

    So what if it has more cholesterol it has taste and that is all that is important.

    Col

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    "Straight from the Farm..."

    I'm starting to pine for my childhood again. Time to go get some fresh milk.

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    JamesRL

    When things were pretty tight financially for my family, the dairy farmer across the road allowed us to have some of his raw milk. Non skimmed, non pasteurized.

    What I remember was very creamy and good, very rich.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Bottled Milk tasted like it's been water down dramatically and has very little milk in it.

    We used to have Milk straight from the cow for breakfast when I was much younger. Bottled Milk was always second best and far less appealing for when there was no real milk.

    Col

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    My cousin lives on a dairy farm. Her husband used to run it, but he sold the herd and now leases out the barn and pastures.

    They still get milk fresh from the pasteurizer. I don't care if whole milk is bad for me, there's nothing like it.

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    JamesRL

    ...kills much of the taste.

    But in Canada you can't sell raw milk. There have been prosecutions of farmers who had tried to skirt the law by selling shares in a cow. There are cheese makers who want raw milk.

    There is a brand that doesn't pasteurize but filters out impurities, its almost as good as raw.

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    Juanita Marquez

    And for whatever reason (I assume bacterial or enzymatic, both destroyed by heat), my lactose-intolerant mother could drink it just fine. Pasteurized milk she can't handle. I was intrigued by this and others on the Net echo this phenomenon.

    There was a little stand that sold the raw milk in thick plastic gallon jugs you paid a deposit on. You returned the jugs and got refills. One of my childhood pleasures was sipping the cream off the top of the milk.

    When I go home I sometimes look for the little drive-through building and wonder when life went wrong.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Not much fond of the stuff, and if I were crazy enough to actually pine for it, there's a BiLo 100 yards away.

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    AnsuGisalas

    Could also be that the lactose is somehow "packaged" in the raw stuff... any kind of carrier globule would be likely destroyed by the heat-treatment too.
    Of course, there's also homogenization, which has nothing to do with germs... it's to do with making the milk uniform, so that cream doesn't rise up. That could have an effect too.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    yuummyyy, real butter is like the only way to go!! !

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    jck

    Last year, I had a ton of kids. Ran out of candy.

    So, I go out and buy $38 of candy...more than last year.

    I am sitting at 5:30pm and waiting...and waiting...and waiting...

    No one rang the doorbell by 7:30pm and it started to get dark, so I just shut the lights out.

    I have 2 full grocery sacks of candy now I have to do something with.

    I think I'll bring it to work and try to make everyone fat. :^0

    Next year, I buy a self-serve box to push a button and get a few pieces...and if I hear it getting bumped continuously, I'll come around the house and bust the kid abusing it.

    Oh lord, my "bah humbug" has already started...

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    JamesRL

    The evening of Halloween.

    I was disgusted.

    (wait a minute, does that work as a Haiku?)

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    cmiller5400

    They are ALREADY playing Christmas music on the Muzak system at work :_|

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    JamesRL

    That they don't do that here. We play a radio station for on hold, but no Muzak anywhere.

    Don't get me wrong, love christmas, and I love sacred christmas music. But I think some of the pop stuff should just go. I think I might hurl my cookies next time I hear Christmas shoes, and I wouldn't want to do that at work.

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    AV .

    I had no kids at all except for two teenagers that had no costumes around 8pm. I don't know why my husband opened the door. I think they were creepy because they had no costumes.

    Anyway, I have a sh*tload of candy to unload in the office. The bad news is that I will be eating it too because its there.

    AV :^0

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Last year, we only had family come by, so we decided not to do anything this year. Saved a bunch of money on candy, too. (Not buying it, of course!)

    etu

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    AV .

    I'm not going to buy candy next year. I didn't have any kids and now I'm stuck with 3 bags of candy.

    I was going to unload it at work, but maybe I should just trash it. What to do? I'm torn.

    AV

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    We live in a fairly large trailer park & we used to get a couple hundred kids....I think last year we had about 90....this year we only had about 60.

    Maybe because it was a Sunday & the weather was cold and rainy played into it a bit this year but last year was a Saturday night & was quite warm.

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    .Martin.

    I had one trick-or-treator

    may have been due to the rain...

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    .Martin.

    it has turned into one of <b>THOSE</b> has it?

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    i suppose so...i really didn't know what else to call it and the other one was getting too long. I welcome any suggestions on what else to call it :)

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    And, a productive, busy (yet not hectic), day at work.

    edit: BTW, I posted a link to this thread in the old one...

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    i totally forgot

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    You also forgot to tell me.

    I didn't know a thing about it until I saw Nick's post this morning

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    Michael Jay

    I think this is the start of the official eating season.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Although this is my busy time, I'll still gain weight if I don't get more exercise than what I get at work.

    I've got new walking shoes. All I need now is the time...

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    NexS

    You can buy that at the grocery store, can't you? Or is that Thyme...?

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    of my favorite episode of The Twilight Zone: <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Enough_at_Last>Time Enough at Last</a>

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    maecuff

    don't break your glasses.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    I only need them for smaller print, and I'm only at 1.5x right now. I'm thinking of stocking up on higher magnifications, though...

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    maecuff

    where I can't comfortably read a book without my drugstore readers. I have a pair strategically placed in every room in my house.

    Of course, when I pick up a book..the hunt is on. I can never seem to find them.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    sitting on top of the current read, which is always left next to the desk.

    On those very rare occasions when that is not the case, I usually give up searching after an hour or two and go buy another pair. The next time it happens, I might remember I now have spares...

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    TobiF

    would be to attach a whistle-triggered key-seeker!
    Remember those gadget that were popular some 15 years ago?

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    AV .

    I love this time of year. Pig out for the holidays and then go into "repent sinner" mode in January.

    AV :^0

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    NexS

    Reminds me, only, of Jack Skellington.

    My family, or area, never really celebrated this holiday (if it can be called one), but I like the idea of it.

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    AnsuGisalas

    Apparently flying with an ear infection isn't advisable, so I gotta go see the doc.
    I'm hearing things as if through cotton, accompanied by unseemly gurgling noises
    Fun fun fun in the sun sun sun.
    But it was that or postpone the trip, and next chance to go wouldn't have been until spring. And then Tivoli would be closed, so no no no.
    Now I just hope there's no lasting damage.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope it's still just a little infection that will clear up with some antibiotics

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    AV .

    Antibiotics take it away, but it takes awhile. You have to watch them though. I made the mistake of not going straight to the doctor last time because I thought it wasn't that bad and ended up with vertigo.

    AV

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    Michael Jay

    Sorry, could not resist :)

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    AV .

    I like to call it balance challenged. :^0 Seriously, vertigo is pretty nasty. Its like your worst "I had to much to drink" room-spinning episode.

    AV

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    Michael Jay

    just figured I could joke about it cause I have been there, not nice at all, incapacitating is all I can call it.

    You just want to scream.. "MAKE IT STOP"

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    AV .

    I know you're kidding.

    AV

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    Michael Jay

    but not about the reality, did not actually have vertigo, but an epileptic type of loss of balance, they pinned it down to a brain failure just north of my left ear and the the total loss of balance and the spinning sensations were nothing short of unbearable.

    I was put on a drug regimen that I was told that I would have to take for the rest of my life, but after about a week of the drugs all symptoms subsided and I stopped the drug.

    That was in 1976 and it has thankfully not returned.

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    santeewelding

    Of an incident chronicled in Discover magazine, as related by a hospital physician in the medical column.

    He showered one morning, on his way to work at the hospital, and thought he got water in an ear. Came to find out, the condition did not go away. He was, in fact, profoundly deaf in that ear.

    Some little ischemic condition in some small blood vessel in some region of his brain.

    Permanent.

    We takes our chances with life.

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    Tink!

    and I finally fixed the leaky bathtub faucet! Woohoo!

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    Tink!

    was attempting to fix the front outdoor light which has only worked sporadically for the last several years. It has a motion detector but only turns on when IT wants to turn on. Even the manual override didn't work.

    So, I installed a new light but it wasn't working. Oh well. No light for Halloween. Then last night I flipped the switch for no real reason (just one of those techie instincts I guess) on the way out the door and voila! It turned on!

    Apparently the outside light is connected to the indoor porch light so you have to have the indoor light switch ON before the outdoor light will turn ON. LOL!

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Guess I'd best get to it. We're supposed to get rain tomorrow. Good day for indoor work...

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    seanferd

    I do these a lot. Leaky faucets, leaky overflows, leaky drain pipes (of course it leaks, there is no collar nut on it!).

    The fun starts when the leaky tub faucet has the stems <i>sweated</i> in.

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    AV .

    Its been so warm here in NJ, I'm waiting for the ladybugs to cling to my house. They do that every year, and its usually on the day that is the last Hurrah for summer. So far, nada, but I know the day they do that is when the door is slammed shut and winter is upon us.

    AV

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    TobiF

    What if you take a photo and submit to TR as your "fav pet" :)

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    I know I'd sure like to see a picture :)

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    AV .

    It all depends on if I'm home when it happens. I've seen a couple of them over the past few days, but they haven't done the yearly swarm yet. I know its close though.

    AV

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    that would be so cool to see.

    Been warm here too, but rainy...but i'll take it over the snow they're getting out west .

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    that hit the Midwest on Tuesday?

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    20.8 C (69.44 F) at 2:30 PM in Truro....

    Not bad for the end of October in Nova Scotia.

    Our temperature is supposed to drop the first of next week but still no snow in the forecast....we did have a couple nights below freezing last week so I know the white stuff isn't far off.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    for the last two days, it did rain pretty hard yesterday and last night plus kicked up a little wind with it. We were lucky though that we didn't get what they got out there...whew, I just hope everyone faired well out there

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    Tink!

    Although technically it's more of the Japanese version (orange and biting)than the real thing (red).

    We also have the waves of box elder bugs.

    It is amazing how they seemingly come out of the woodwork as soon as the weather warms up isn't it?

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    AV .

    Oh, thats bad. I don't think I'd like them so much if they bit me. It would be the vacuum fate for them! :^0 We don't have Box elder bugs here, but we have stink bugs. They all try to come inside in the winter.

    The Ladybugs are like pets. They stay to themselves in some warm little nook in your house and just come out for an occasional drink of water.

    We don't have that many now, but when we moved here many years ago it was pretty rural. The Ladybugs would all gather together in a spot on the wall and make a pattern. I was always amazed at how uniquely different each one is. Some have spots, other none. Very diversifed, for a bug.

    AV

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    AnsuGisalas

    Ladybugs have occasional boom years, where there's too many of them, and then they swarm and bite.

    Rare though, and localized too, I guess,

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    Michael Jay

    but don't be too scared, this ghoul is 1200 light years away, kinda cool just the same.

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap101030.html

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    I love pics like that :)

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    AV .

    So vast, its unfathomable. Great photograph. It looks like a demon cloud.

    AV

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    Michael Jay

    it looks like someone with arms outstretched, back arched, looking up and left.

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    .Martin.

    it's gonna eat my children!

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    AV .

    When I was a kid, I actually soaped up car windows and toilet-papered trees on Mischief night. Now I'm older and hope that this is a bygone tradition.

    AV :^0

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    Michael Jay

    lets hope they are not armed with eggs, yuck.

    Trick or treat, give them treats and you may be safe.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    another Halloween is over for another year...not a bad year, but it seems like the number of kids we get is dropping every year. For a number of years we had 100ish, the past couple years have been under 100, this year was around 60 or so. Kinda too bad because we love seeing the kids all dressed up. Happy Halloween folks :)

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Those missing Kids where Delicious.

    Not to mention Nice and Tender. You had to force feed them Cinnamon and baste them well but I enjoyed them and am looking forward to next years offering.

    Col

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    i sure hope you used real butter and none of the fake stuff

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Of course I used Real Butter. Straight from the Farm none of that Manufactured Junk that tastes like crap. :-&

    So what if it has more cholesterol it has taste and that is all that is important.

    Col

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    "Straight from the Farm..."

    I'm starting to pine for my childhood again. Time to go get some fresh milk.

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    JamesRL

    When things were pretty tight financially for my family, the dairy farmer across the road allowed us to have some of his raw milk. Non skimmed, non pasteurized.

    What I remember was very creamy and good, very rich.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Bottled Milk tasted like it's been water down dramatically and has very little milk in it.

    We used to have Milk straight from the cow for breakfast when I was much younger. Bottled Milk was always second best and far less appealing for when there was no real milk.

    Col

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    My cousin lives on a dairy farm. Her husband used to run it, but he sold the herd and now leases out the barn and pastures.

    They still get milk fresh from the pasteurizer. I don't care if whole milk is bad for me, there's nothing like it.

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    JamesRL

    ...kills much of the taste.

    But in Canada you can't sell raw milk. There have been prosecutions of farmers who had tried to skirt the law by selling shares in a cow. There are cheese makers who want raw milk.

    There is a brand that doesn't pasteurize but filters out impurities, its almost as good as raw.

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    Juanita Marquez

    And for whatever reason (I assume bacterial or enzymatic, both destroyed by heat), my lactose-intolerant mother could drink it just fine. Pasteurized milk she can't handle. I was intrigued by this and others on the Net echo this phenomenon.

    There was a little stand that sold the raw milk in thick plastic gallon jugs you paid a deposit on. You returned the jugs and got refills. One of my childhood pleasures was sipping the cream off the top of the milk.

    When I go home I sometimes look for the little drive-through building and wonder when life went wrong.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Not much fond of the stuff, and if I were crazy enough to actually pine for it, there's a BiLo 100 yards away.

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    AnsuGisalas

    Could also be that the lactose is somehow "packaged" in the raw stuff... any kind of carrier globule would be likely destroyed by the heat-treatment too.
    Of course, there's also homogenization, which has nothing to do with germs... it's to do with making the milk uniform, so that cream doesn't rise up. That could have an effect too.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    yuummyyy, real butter is like the only way to go!! !

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    jck

    Last year, I had a ton of kids. Ran out of candy.

    So, I go out and buy $38 of candy...more than last year.

    I am sitting at 5:30pm and waiting...and waiting...and waiting...

    No one rang the doorbell by 7:30pm and it started to get dark, so I just shut the lights out.

    I have 2 full grocery sacks of candy now I have to do something with.

    I think I'll bring it to work and try to make everyone fat. :^0

    Next year, I buy a self-serve box to push a button and get a few pieces...and if I hear it getting bumped continuously, I'll come around the house and bust the kid abusing it.

    Oh lord, my "bah humbug" has already started...

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    JamesRL

    The evening of Halloween.

    I was disgusted.

    (wait a minute, does that work as a Haiku?)

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    cmiller5400

    They are ALREADY playing Christmas music on the Muzak system at work :_|

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    JamesRL

    That they don't do that here. We play a radio station for on hold, but no Muzak anywhere.

    Don't get me wrong, love christmas, and I love sacred christmas music. But I think some of the pop stuff should just go. I think I might hurl my cookies next time I hear Christmas shoes, and I wouldn't want to do that at work.

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    AV .

    I had no kids at all except for two teenagers that had no costumes around 8pm. I don't know why my husband opened the door. I think they were creepy because they had no costumes.

    Anyway, I have a sh*tload of candy to unload in the office. The bad news is that I will be eating it too because its there.

    AV :^0

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Last year, we only had family come by, so we decided not to do anything this year. Saved a bunch of money on candy, too. (Not buying it, of course!)

    etu

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    AV .

    I'm not going to buy candy next year. I didn't have any kids and now I'm stuck with 3 bags of candy.

    I was going to unload it at work, but maybe I should just trash it. What to do? I'm torn.

    AV

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    We live in a fairly large trailer park & we used to get a couple hundred kids....I think last year we had about 90....this year we only had about 60.

    Maybe because it was a Sunday & the weather was cold and rainy played into it a bit this year but last year was a Saturday night & was quite warm.

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    .Martin.

    I had one trick-or-treator

    may have been due to the rain...