The First Day Of Fall Is Tomorrow, September 22, 2018

  

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By:  cobaltblue  •  4 years ago  •  290 comments

The First Day Of Fall Is Tomorrow, September 22, 2018
The cure for "I hate the mess of carving pumpkins!"

First day of Fall means I don't have to shave my legs regularly, I can go braless under a baggy sweater and bugs begin their return to hell where they belong. And I especially can't wait til I can snuggle up under the covers without sweating like a pregnant nun in a confessional!




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epistte
Junior Principal
1.1  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @1    4 years ago
And I especially can't wait til I can snuggle up under the covers without sweating like a pregnant nun in a confessional!

I'm looking forward to be able to open the windows at night and shut off the AC. I am not a hot weather person and this summer has been like 4 months in Arizona to me. Even with the AC on I still only sleep with a cotton sheet over me. 

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
1.1.1  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  epistte @1.1    4 years ago

I love the fall season,

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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1.1.2  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @1.1    4 years ago
I'm looking forward to be able to open the windows at night

Well, since I live in North Texas, it's still pretty damn hot. It's rainy, so it's humid too. And I'm originally from Los Angeles, so seasons were non-existent. But I love making soups on weekends, or crockpot stews. Summers are cookouts with kebobs and steaks and burgers. I bake a lot more in fall and winter too.

I moved to Texas in mid-July several years ago. In Los Angeles, no matter how hot it is outside, if you open your windows  during the evening you get an ocean breeze. Not strong, but it can be felt. Out of habit, my first night here, I flung open the window to let some air in. Holy shit. It was a like a brick wall of stifling heat. I hadn't realized the proximity of a beach had every effect on the amount of air circulating. I prefer to have considered myself naive rather than stupid. But that was pretty stupid of me to expect to feel any type of circulation.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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1.1.3  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @1.1.1    4 years ago
People Getting Hurt

Omigawd ... Wipeout was my favorite program ever!! 

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
1.1.4  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  cobaltblue @1.1.3    4 years ago

That looks painful. But, there is always this,

 
 
 
Jerry Verlinger
Freshman Silent
1.2  Jerry Verlinger  replied to  cobaltblue @1    4 years ago

Hi there Blue!

Yeah, I'm still around. It's really good to see you here. (This place is updating all the time)

i love it when Fall comes. I live in the Adirondack Mountains and going for a ride when the tree colors are peaked offers some fantastic scenes.
 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
1.2.1  MrFrost  replied to  Jerry Verlinger @1.2    4 years ago

Fall is my favorite time of year..No question o it. Cool weather, rain and fog. Love it. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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1.2.2  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Jerry Verlinger @1.2    4 years ago
I'm still around

Of course you are, Jerry! It's good to see you again... it's always been good to see you.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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1.2.3  author  cobaltblue  replied to  MrFrost @1.2.1    4 years ago
Fall is my favorite time of year..No question o it. Cool weather, rain and fog. Love it.

Next life, I'm coming back as Fall. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
1.2.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  cobaltblue @1.2.3    4 years ago

I feel ya!

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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1.2.5  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.2.4    4 years ago
I feel ya!

Perrie. How many times have I got to explain. I'm sapiosexual. Intellect and humor are yum to me. I'm straight. But intellect and humor are the basis for many of my girl crushes. Your brainpower and ability to make me laugh hard are conducive to taking an innocent statement like "I feel ya" into territory that would make many of the men here blush. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
2  Split Personality    4 years ago
320
   la calabaza de la muerte




 eh?

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Sophomore Participates
2.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Split Personality @2    4 years ago
la calabaza de la muerte

Oooh! You could paint this one ... and I like the gold tooth on it too. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
2.2  MrFrost  replied to  Split Personality @2    4 years ago

Did you do that SP?

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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2.2.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  MrFrost @2.2    4 years ago
Did you do that SP?

No, it's one of the slides on the link. But I bet he could paint it! 

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
2.2.2  MrFrost  replied to  cobaltblue @2.2.1    4 years ago

Huh...i clicked the link and didn't see it...not paying attention i guess. /sigh

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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2.2.3  author  cobaltblue  replied to  MrFrost @2.2.2    4 years ago
Huh...i clicked the link and didn't see it...not paying attention i guess.

Ooopsy. You're right ... again. Apparently that's taken from Pinterest. My bad. Thank goodness. I don't know how you handle being right all the time, but I've found it a burden I've had to bear. It's good I've got a respite from the responsibility from being right all the time with the realization I'm wrong here. 

 
 
 
lennylynx
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4  lennylynx    4 years ago

You can go hairy and braless around here ANYTIME! jrSmiley_7_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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4.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  lennylynx @4    4 years ago
You can go hairy and braless around here ANYTIME!

Oh dear god, how I love you ... you sexy beast, you!

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Sophomore Participates
4.1.2  author  cobaltblue  replied to    4 years ago
with that finger

Probably some very interesting things, MUVA. And I've got a vivid imagination. 

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
4.1.3  Release The Kraken  replied to  cobaltblue @4.1.2    4 years ago

I need to have my prostate examined. 

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
5  Release The Kraken    4 years ago

I use to love to smash pumpkins of all shapes and sizes but now I just smash one.

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
5.1  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Release The Kraken @5    4 years ago

here ya go fish.

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
6  MrFrost    4 years ago

My daughter is the artist in the family. At 15 she can carve pumpkins that are shockingly well done. She can also make 75 different origami....things, from memory. Me? Stick figures mostly, and even those don't look right. I would rather smash my balls flat with a wooden mallet than ever carve another pumpkin. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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6.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  MrFrost @6    4 years ago
I would rather smash my balls flat with a wooden mallet

You owe me a new mascara. Clinique. Naturally Glossy. I've been laughin' at this since yesterday. I've had to reapply my mascara several times since then since I laugh to tears every time I think of this comment of yours. I couldn't respond late last night because I had to deal with a kissing bandit.

Omigawwwwwwwwwwd ... here I go again!! Hell, I'm gonna look like a raccoon in about two minutes ... 

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
6.1.1  Release The Kraken  replied to  cobaltblue @6.1    4 years ago

There is a mascara available for sale at Walgreen's called Bukakee proof No 10. They advertise that it will not run under any circumstance.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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6.1.2  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Release The Kraken @6.1.1    4 years ago
They advertise that it will not run under any circumstance

If it's labeled waterproof, I won't use it. Waterproof mascara makes my lashes fall off. 

And you are reading adverts for mascara, why? 

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
6.1.3  Release The Kraken  replied to  cobaltblue @6.1.2    4 years ago

384

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
6.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  MrFrost @6    4 years ago

I don't have balls but I know what you mean. I'm done carving pumpkins. Did it for the kids and I hated it. The problem here is that you can carve the pumpkin in early October, but it's still so warm the damn thing disintegrates before Halloween. And I don't think I need to mention the fruit flies....

I like fake pumpkins

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
6.2.1  MrFrost  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2    4 years ago
And I don't think I need to mention the fruit flies...

Good lord they were bad this year... Crikey. 

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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7  dave-2693993    4 years ago

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
7.1  epistte  replied to  dave-2693993 @7    4 years ago

Wasn't that event canceled for safety reasons after someone was seriously injured? I thought that was a fun technical exercise. 

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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7.1.1  dave-2693993  replied to  epistte @7.1    4 years ago

I don't know where it stands right now, but yes, something happened with an air cannon. They get a little crazy with those things.

I like the trebuchets. catapults, slingshots.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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7.1.2  author  cobaltblue  replied to  dave-2693993 @7.1.1    4 years ago
trebuchets

I'm dropping everything and rushing to you to passionately kiss your arm from wrist to shoulder. "Tish! I just love it when you speak French!" 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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7.1.3  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @7.1    4 years ago
fun technical exercise

It's always fun until the lawsuits start being filed. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
7.1.4  Split Personality  replied to  epistte @7.1    4 years ago

Yes, due to litigation...

 
 
 
dave-2693993
Junior Participates
7.1.5  dave-2693993  replied to  cobaltblue @7.1.2    4 years ago
"Tish! I just love it when you speak French!" 

The door is open. LOL.

A simple sci fi - fantasy movie that  includes a Hollywood version of French history called Timeline is entertaining. Did you ever see it?

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
7.1.6  epistte  replied to  Split Personality @7.1.4    4 years ago
Yes, due to litigation...

This is why we can't have fun anymore. People involved know that everything is made in a backyard and likely of questionable integrity so "heads up", wear your PPE and don't do anything stupid. 

 
 
 
Skrekk
Sophomore Guide
7.1.7  Skrekk  replied to  epistte @7.1.6    4 years ago

One of my favorite childhood games was Jarts but for some reason you can't by that anymore.    We'd sharpen them on the grinder so they'd work better.

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
7.1.8  epistte  replied to  Skrekk @7.1.7    4 years ago

Lawn darts? I have a set from the 1960s somewhere in the basement.  My neigghbor liked to borrow them and I tried to give them to him but he didn't have a place to store them. 

 
 
 
bccrane
Freshman Silent
7.1.9  bccrane  replied to  Skrekk @7.1.7    4 years ago

We would throw them as hard and straight up as possible and see how close you could get them to land from yourself, the closest was the winner.  As kids we had quite a bit of fun.  Do you want to know what we did with bows and arrows?

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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7.1.10  author  cobaltblue  replied to  dave-2693993 @7.1.5    4 years ago
The door is open.

Okay, I'm leaving now. Can you leave the key under the mat? 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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7.1.11  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Split Personality @7.1.4    4 years ago
due to litigation

Seems this babe got hurt previously on "Doomsday Preppers" ... 

She was injured in the field once before, falling and getting her hand caught in a grated table while shooting an episode of "Doomsday Preppers."
"I was filming in this shop where they make tactical products, and my shoes were making noise because they were squeaking on the floor, so the audio guy asked me to take off my shoes," Dakessian said. "I was walking around in socks and my feet slipped out from under me, and I fell down and my left hand went down into a grate table. So two of my fingers got caught, and I severely damaged two fingers in my left hand. I had to go to physical therapy, and it took me six months until I could make a fist again."

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
7.1.12  sandy-2021492  replied to  epistte @7.1    4 years ago
Wasn't that event canceled for safety reasons

Damn jrSmiley_5_smiley_image.png

I loved Punkin Chunkin.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
7.1.13  Split Personality  replied to  sandy-2021492 @7.1.12    4 years ago

i think it was cancelled for a few years due to a minor off road SUV incident in 2012(?) when one of the occupants was injured and sued everyone including the farmers who donated the use of their property.  After that case was settled or thrown out PC continued

but of course in the most recent one, one of the TV producers was behind a Pneumatic cannon that breached and was hit in the head by a thick 12x12 piece of aluminum

from the 'explosion'.

While she initially lamented the cancellation of that years show and all of her efforts to record the contest, she later sued everyone possible, putting the contest on hold again.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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7.1.14  author  cobaltblue  replied to  bccrane @7.1.9    4 years ago
Do you want to know what we did with bows and arrows?

Not after reading what you did with lawn darts. Omigawd. Testosterone. The leading cause of emergency room visits.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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7.1.15  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @7.1.7    4 years ago
We'd sharpen them on the grinder so they'd work better.

Testosterone. The reason the words "It sounded like a fun" leave the mouths of men in emergency rooms everywhere. 

 
 
 
Skrekk
Sophomore Guide
7.1.16  Skrekk  replied to  cobaltblue @7.1.14    4 years ago
Omigawd. Testosterone. The leading cause of emergency room visits.

I can vouch for that several times over.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Sophomore Participates
7.1.17  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @7.1.16    4 years ago
I can vouch for that several times over.

I imagine your emergency room much like Cheers. You're wheeled in by EMTs and everyone, from docs to techs, in the emergency room all shout "SKREKK!!"

 
 
 
Skrekk
Sophomore Guide
7.1.18  Skrekk  replied to  cobaltblue @7.1.17    4 years ago

All too true, alas!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.1.20  Trout Giggles  replied to  cobaltblue @7.1.3    4 years ago
It's always fun until the lawsuits start being filed. 

I'm gonna remember that one for the grandkids

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.1.21  Trout Giggles  replied to  bccrane @7.1.9    4 years ago
Do you want to know what we did with bows and arrows?

Yeah. I love crazy kid stories

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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7.1.22  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.1.21    4 years ago
I love crazy kid stories

By the looks of your ankle, it might be applicable to yourself! Yeow ... that looks like it hurt! The last time I saw that was when you did it, but it was casted and look almost ladylike. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.1.23  Trout Giggles  replied to  cobaltblue @7.1.22    4 years ago

Alcohol may or may not have been involved.

I'm a clumsy oaf.

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
8  MrFrost    4 years ago
and bugs begin their return to hell where they belong.

Spent all day today working outside.. Mowed the lawn, put all the hoses away, etc.. Just cleaning up because it's going to start raining soon and it won't stop for months on end.  Lots of bugs still out there, including this monster. Biting deer flies.. Not fun. I live in a forest so, lots of them. Usually get about 30 minutes of work before they zero in on me. Sadly, with the mild winters and hot summers we now get, they aren't being killed off by the cold like they usually are. Vicious little bastards. This time of year, they usually calm down, but seems this year they will not go quietly into that long good night. 

512

 
 
 
dave-2693993
Junior Participates
8.1  dave-2693993  replied to  MrFrost @8    4 years ago

Those may be the same flies we call horseflies. Nasty bites.

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
8.1.2  MrFrost  replied to  dave-2693993 @8.1    4 years ago

Yep, they really suck, no pun intended. I would rather be stung by a bee than have one of those latch on to me. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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8.1.3  author  cobaltblue  replied to    4 years ago
swarm you

AAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHH!! I'm screaming just thinking about it!!

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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8.1.4  author  cobaltblue  replied to  MrFrost @8.1.2    4 years ago
I would rather be stung by a bee

I've been stung twice by stepping on them. I look at the bottom of my foot, and there are their innards still beating ... 

I take little comfort knowing they have to die after they sting us. Unlike wasps who can sting as many times as they want. Little bastards. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
8.1.5  MrFrost  replied to  cobaltblue @8.1.4    4 years ago
I've been stung twice by stepping on them.

I went to the store on my motorcycle, (many times, but...), a few weeks ago and a bee flew/went up my shorts. Got me on the inside of my thigh. 3 inches higher and I could have signed up to be a porn actor. Had two in my helmet this summer also, on got me on the cheek, the other by my left ear. Unfortunately, on a bike, you can't just slam on the brakes or swat them away like people in a car can do. Nope, have to just...take it.. LOL

 
 
 
dave-2693993
Junior Participates
8.1.6  dave-2693993  replied to  MrFrost @8.1.2    4 years ago
Yep, they really suck

They have earned my phrase of rat bastards.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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8.1.7  author  cobaltblue  replied to  MrFrost @8.1.5    4 years ago
a few weeks ago and a bee flew/went up my shorts

Actually, that was my photo drone cleverly disguised as a bee. I've got the footage on my 75" plasma television and I've had to include Sundays to my showings due to the crowd size.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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8.1.8  author  cobaltblue  replied to  dave-2693993 @8.1.6    4 years ago
rat bastards

Due to new home construction nearby, displaced rats have moseyed on over to my neighborhood. So I have rat rat bastards. We tried sticky traps, but one got caught in it and I cried my eyes out. It seemed too cruel and if I would have yanked him off to save him, he'd be a tattered rat rat bastard. So to save me heartache, my hun got zappers. They get electrocuted in no time flat and never know what hit them. And they were dead not struggling. So after two successful zaps, we are now safe from those fat rat rat bastards. No poop from them anywhere.

 
 
 
Skrekk
Sophomore Guide
8.1.9  Skrekk  replied to  cobaltblue @8.1.8    4 years ago
They get electrocuted in no time flat and never know what hit them.

That must be what happened to this poor guy:

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cobaltblue
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8.1.10  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @8.1.9    4 years ago
That must be what happened to this poor guy:

Aw. I love him. Poor baby. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8.1.11  Trout Giggles  replied to  Skrekk @8.1.9    4 years ago

It's a chupabacabra!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8.1.12  Trout Giggles  replied to  cobaltblue @8.1.4    4 years ago

I stepped on a honeybee in the yard once and my dad had more sympathy for that gd bee than me

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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8.1.13  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.12    4 years ago
my dad had more sympathy for that gd bee than me

Makes me wanna smack his nuts with a tennis racket and exclaim: "My poor tennis racket!!"

 
 
 
Freefaller
Professor Participates
8.1.14  Freefaller  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.12    4 years ago

Lol my dad kept honeybees for awhile when I was younger, been stung so many times I don't even swell up anymore

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
8.1.15  MrFrost  replied to  cobaltblue @8.1.7    4 years ago
Actually, that was my photo drone cleverly disguised as a bee. I've got the footage on my 75" plasma television

Really hoping you had the zoom lens on.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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8.1.16  author  cobaltblue  replied to  MrFrost @8.1.15    4 years ago
Really hoping you had the zoom lens on.

Oh please. That's hardly necessary. But don't get me wrong. It's not like I stalk you by breaking into your house and stealing your body hair from the drains in your shower so I can make santeria candles in your likeness or anything.

By the way, you're low on milk. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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8.2  author  cobaltblue  replied to  MrFrost @8    4 years ago
Biting deer flies.

Nothin' deer about those little bastards! You know, I scoop up spiders and take them outside and even leave a couple in the house. I like geckos in and around the house. I don't mind crane flies. But any other flies and mosquitoes should be tortured and die a horrific death. Roaches should be killed and hung in the roach town square for others to be warned to stay away. Junebugs, while frightening because the lazily fly into my hair, should be allowed to live because they're so darned dumb. Omigawd. They have to be the dumbest insect ever evolved. 

I understand deer flies bite, but why do they bite? It's not like female mosquitoes who bite and suck blood to make their eggs. Or do they? 

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
8.2.1  MrFrost  replied to  cobaltblue @8.2    4 years ago
I understand deer flies bite, but why do they bite?

Because they enjoy feeding on our flesh until we are nothing but a rotting corpse laying in the lawn....lawn mower still running. Like some Stephen King novel. As to the mosquitoes? Not sure either, but some are really dicks...like this one..

512

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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8.2.2  author  cobaltblue  replied to  MrFrost @8.2.1    4 years ago
Because they enjoy feeding on our flesh until we are nothing but a rotting corpse laying in the lawn....lawn mower still running

That bite looks suspiciously like a malleted flat penis!! Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  MrFrost @8.2.1    4 years ago

I once pondered the existence of mosquitoes. Mr Giggles reminded me that they were food for good animals like bats and trout

 
 
 
nightwalker
Sophomore Silent
8.2.4  nightwalker  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.2.3    4 years ago

Feel free to help yourself to my share.

 
 
 
Freefaller
Professor Participates
8.3  Freefaller  replied to  MrFrost @8    4 years ago
because it's going to start raining soon and it won't stop for months on end.

LMAO we've already had two snowstorms up here, really looking forward to that stopping next Apr.  On the plus side the bugs died a while ago.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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8.3.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Freefaller @8.3    4 years ago
On the plus side the bugs died a while ago.

They're faking!! Don't believe them! I'm sure they're saying, "shhhhh .... here he comes!! Close your eyes!! Shallow breathing ...SHALLOW BREATHING!!' if they really died, there would be no next generation come Spring.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8.3.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Freefaller @8.3    4 years ago

Where the hell do you live...The Arctic Circle????

It doesn't matter how cold it gets, the skeeters always pull thru. I lived outside of Fairbanks, Alaska for 3 years and those lil fuckers got bigger and meaner every year I was there

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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8.3.3  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.3.2    4 years ago
I lived outside of Fairbanks, Alaska for 3 years

Move to Vegas. Very rarely are there mosquitoes in Vegas. But if you go to Lake Mead ... that's another whole ball of wax. 

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Freefaller
Professor Participates
8.3.4  Freefaller  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.3.2    4 years ago
The Arctic Circle????

Lol nope, central Alberta.  But I do have to say this has been the crappiest summer/fall since I've been here.  Any yes the skeeters come back every year, although I had the black flies more (those little buggers burrow into ya)

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
8.3.5  epistte  replied to  Freefaller @8.3.4    4 years ago

I saw bugs big enough to threaten birds when we spent a month in northern Minnesota in the early 1980s. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8.3.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  cobaltblue @8.3.3    4 years ago

I think I am going to move to Vegas. Did you know there are pot stores on almost every corner?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8.3.7  Trout Giggles  replied to  Freefaller @8.3.4    4 years ago

Close enough. I remember the black flies in Alaska. Nasty buggers

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
8.3.8  MrFrost  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.3.2    4 years ago
I lived outside of Fairbanks, Alaska for 3 years and those lil fuckers got bigger and meaner every year I was there

Yep! I lived in Thorn Bay as a kid and...........wow, big skeeters. One bite and it's off to the E.R. for a transfusion. Deep Woods Off is a big seller up there. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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8.3.9  sandy-2021492  replied to  MrFrost @8.3.8    4 years ago

Our spring and early summer were so rainy that our county park had 4 new, non-planned ponds that took months to dry out (actually not sure they ever did, as it's raining here yet again).  One time, I saw some kids playing with a pool inflatable.  Anyway, that made the bug situation there horrible, as you can imagine.  I played softball a bit earlier this summer, and a legit reason to call time out was because you'd gotten bugs in your eyes.  I'm fairly sure I swallowed a few.

Deep Woods Off didn't help.  The little bastards would crawl into your clothes and everything.

 
 
 
epistte
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8.3.10  epistte  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.3.9    4 years ago

Avon's Skin So Soft is a great bug repellant. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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9  Paula Bartholomew    4 years ago

It is supposed to be 93 here tomorrow.  It sure won't feel like fall to me.

 
 
 
epistte
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9.2  epistte  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @9    4 years ago
It is supposed to be 93 here tomorrow.  It sure won't feel like fall to me.

It as high 80°F until a fast-moving thunderstorm blew though about 5:45p. The temperature dropped when the front passed through but the humidity skyrocketed. 

 
 
 
Skrekk
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9.2.1  Skrekk  replied to  epistte @9.2    4 years ago

That's what happened here last night.   It went from the mid-80s and 90% humidity at 10pm to 60 and dry by 7am.   Nice wind all day too.

 
 
 
epistte
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9.2.2  epistte  replied to  Skrekk @9.2.1    4 years ago

We had a breeze all day and then the winds got very gusty and I heard thunder about 5:30p. The driving rain started about 5:40 and it was over 10 minutes later.   By 6:00pm the sky was a perfect blue and clear.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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9.2.3  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @9.2    4 years ago
humidity skyrocketed

I hate it when that happens. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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9.2.4  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @9.2.1    4 years ago
It went from the mid-80s and 90% humidity at 10pm to 60 and dry by 7am.   Nice wind all day too

Oooh. Can I live with you? 

 
 
 
Skrekk
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9.2.5  Skrekk  replied to  cobaltblue @9.2.4    4 years ago
Can I live with you?

I'd offer but aren't you already married to Texas?

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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9.2.6  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @9.2.5    4 years ago
already married to Texas?

Well, if you have a Macy's or even a Target, I would be in the "Fuzzy Warm Socks" section.

 
 
 
Freefaller
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9.3  Freefaller  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @9    4 years ago
It is supposed to be 93 here tomorrow.  It sure won't feel like fall to me.

I'll trade you Paula, we had a high of 3C (38F) and a low of -4C (24F) today, tomorrows forecast is about the same

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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9.3.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Freefaller @9.3    4 years ago
we had a high of 3C (38F) and a low of -4C (24F) today

Holy shit. The only freefalling at your place is sleet and snow. 

 
 
 
Freefaller
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9.3.2  Freefaller  replied to  cobaltblue @9.3.1    4 years ago

Lol yep, in fact there was some more of that today

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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9.3.3  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Freefaller @9.3.2    4 years ago
in fact there was some more of that today

Omigawd! Are you commenting from Dome Fuji, Antarctica??

 
 
 
Freefaller
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9.3.4  Freefaller  replied to  cobaltblue @9.3.3    4 years ago

Lol no but from close to the other end of the planet.  It's been crappiest summer, fall I can recall in the past decade.

 
 
 
epistte
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9.3.5  epistte  replied to  Freefaller @9.3.4    4 years ago

I have a friend that lives in the Whitehorse area. His wintertime posts on Facebook are epically funny.

 
 
 
Freefaller
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9.3.6  Freefaller  replied to  epistte @9.3.5    4 years ago

Your friend is a lucky man, I lived there for 4 years in the mid 80's and it is beautiful country (used to pull the biggest trout from Fox lake just outside of town), but yes it is cold.

 
 
 
epistte
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9.3.7  epistte  replied to  Freefaller @9.3.6    4 years ago
Your friend is a lucky man, I lived there for 4 years in the mid 80's and it is beautiful country (used to pull the biggest trout from Fox lake just outside of town), but yes it is cold.

He works for the Canadian government doing environmental protection of some sort. I'm continually amazed at the wintertime temps and how some people can adapt to live in those adverse conditions. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.3.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  epistte @9.3.7    4 years ago

Having lived most of my life in Canada, I can say that when things are tough, the tough get going.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.3.9  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3.8    4 years ago

On the other hand, I spent a lot of Christmas vacations in Florida, before and after I got married and had kids.  In fact, for a while my brother and I shared ownership of a golf condo in Hollybrook, west of Hollywood, Fla, that we had inherited from our parents.

 
 
 
Freefaller
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9.3.10  Freefaller  replied to  epistte @9.3.7    4 years ago
I'm continually amazed at the wintertime temps and how some people can adapt to live in those adverse conditions. 

Lol dress for it and develop tolerance, but really ya shouldn't be surprised.  If evolution and history have taught us anything about ourselves we are an endlessly adaptable and highly resourceful species

 
 
 
epistte
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9.3.11  epistte  replied to  Freefaller @9.3.10    4 years ago
Lol dress for it and develop tolerance, but really ya shouldn't be surprised.  If evolution and history have taught us anything about ourselves we are an endlessly adaptable and highly resourceful species

I've experienced many nights at -20°F but when it gets colder than that or stays below that that temperature for extended periods I want out. 

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
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9.3.12  Release The Kraken  replied to  epistte @9.3.11    4 years ago

That's colder than a witch's tit in a brass bra on the shady side of an Iceberg.

 
 
 
epistte
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9.3.13  epistte  replied to  Release The Kraken @9.3.12    4 years ago

I remember weeks in late January that it never broke 0°F as a daytime high for a week or more and overnight lows were in the -20 to -25° range.  Strange things happen at those temps and people act weird.

 
 
 
Skrekk
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9.3.14  Skrekk  replied to  epistte @9.3.11    4 years ago

The fun part is what you can do with water when the air temp gets below about -10F or so.    The greater the temp differential the better, but you can toss a cup of hot water in the air and have it all suddenly sublimate into ice crystal fog with a loud CRACK! and watch it float away.   The last time I tried it with repeatedly great success was in Jackson Hole where we had a stretch of -35F or -40F at night.

In '84 or '85 we had -39F at my old farm and we tried tossing the dishwater out a 2nd floor window.   Most of it landed as ice.

 
 
 
epistte
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9.3.15  epistte  replied to  Skrekk @9.3.14    4 years ago

In college, we had fights at the car wash with the pressure hoses. You can create instant snow drifts at -10F or below. Spray the water up in the air and it will freeze before it hits the ground.

 
 
 
Skrekk
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9.3.16  Skrekk  replied to  epistte @9.3.15    4 years ago
You can create instant snow drifts at -10F or below.

The real challenge is what my local ski hill does.......they can make quality snow even up to 28F although they still need the wet bulb temp closer to 20F to do a good job.

This place in CA can make snow even when it's 90F outside although it's ridiculously expensive (plus they're cheating):

 
 
 
Skrekk
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9.3.17  Skrekk  replied to  epistte @9.3.15    4 years ago

By the way I learned at Jackson Hole that even when it's cold at night it's not a good idea to toss the hot water straight up in the air and an even worse idea to look up when you do that.....

 
 
 
epistte
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9.3.18  epistte  replied to  Skrekk @9.3.16    4 years ago

That has got to be expensive to do.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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9.3.19  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @9.3.14    4 years ago
The fun part is what you can do with water when the air temp gets below about -10F or so.

Oh dear gawd. If you and epistte got married and had kids, you had better have good medical insurance. epistte is you in a dress. A really cute dress. Short. With steeltoed boots for when she does something stupid that you egged her on into doing. 

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arkpdx
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9.3.20  arkpdx  replied to  epistte @9.3.13    4 years ago
Strange things happen at those temps and people act weird.

People act weird regardless of the Temp .

 
 
 
epistte
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9.3.21  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @9.3.19    4 years ago

I'm not as crazy as I was in college. Thankfully we didn't have cameras on us 24-7 them so those exploits weren't recorded. 

Cute boots.  I want a nice pair of tall black riding boots but I also love wedge heels.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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9.3.22  Trout Giggles  replied to  Skrekk @9.3.14    4 years ago

I tried that in Alaska when it was like minus 30 degrees and it didn't work for me

 
 
 
Skrekk
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9.3.23  Skrekk  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.3.22    4 years ago
I tried that in Alaska when it was like minus 30 degrees and it didn't work for me

The water needs to be really hot since it's the vapor pressure differential which causes the phase sublimation.   It won't work as well if at all if the water is cold or lukewarm or if the mass is too great for the duration it's in the air, so we were probably just lucky to get it to work with a pan of wash water.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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9.3.24  Trout Giggles  replied to  Skrekk @9.3.23    4 years ago

I heard it works pretty well with boiling water.

And thanks for explaining the physics behind it. Now can you tell me what to do to get the condensation off my windshield in the morning?

 
 
 
Skrekk
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9.3.25  Skrekk  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.3.24    4 years ago

The hotter the better it works but it doesn't have to be boiling.   At Jackson Hole we nuked a cup of water for a minute so it was hot enough to make tea but it wasn't boiling, although that's probably why some of it landed on me when I accidentally tossed it straight up.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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9.3.26  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.3.24    4 years ago
Now can you tell me what to do to get the condensation off my windshield in the morning?

I have never run my defrost as much as I have this summer and fall.  There's so much moisture in the air that it doesn't seem to matter what temp my windshield is, it has condensation.  And when I get the interior cleared, I get condensation on the exterior.  I can't win.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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9.3.27  Trout Giggles  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.3.26    4 years ago

There's physics involved somewhere, I just know there is.

It's so humid in the summer mornings that it's at least 2-3 miles before my windshield clears up and that's with the defroster on and the wipers going. I've been trying to figure out for the last 30 years should I increase the temp on the windshield or lower it?

These are the things that keep me up at night

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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9.3.28  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.3.27    4 years ago

I increase it.  I figure that's lowering the relative humidity of air inside the car, so the interior won't fog up.  And it prevents condensation on the exterior by not cooling the glass so much.

Sure is miserable in August, though.  So I give up and turn it back down, and get foggy windows.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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9.3.29  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @9.3.25    4 years ago
why some of it landed on me when I accidentally tossed it straight up

Emergency room automatic double doors open  ....  "SKREKK!!!" "Hey, everyone! Skrekk's back!!"

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Skrekk
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9.3.30  Skrekk  replied to  cobaltblue @9.3.29    4 years ago

Doc, I've got this burning sensation in my eye.....

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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9.3.31  Trout Giggles  replied to  Skrekk @9.3.30    4 years ago

You're about to get hit with a purse.....

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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9.3.32  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.3.27    4 years ago
It's so humid in the summer mornings that it's at least 2-3 miles before my windshield clears up and that's with the defroster on and the wipers going. I've been trying to figure out for the last 30 years should I increase the temp on the windshield or lower it?

Hell, if I could make a commercial for Rain-X, I would. I love that shit! The harder it rains, the better it works. Where I live, if I crack the back windows, the inside fog disappears pretty quickly, but Rain-X makes an inside windows product. I'm going to try it this winter. 

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sandy-2021492
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9.3.33  sandy-2021492  replied to  cobaltblue @9.3.32    4 years ago

I'll have to try the wipes.  My windshield has been fogging up even when I have all of my windows down, which makes no sense to me, unless it's the 150% humidity we've had all summer.

 
 
 
epistte
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9.3.34  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @9.3.32    4 years ago
Hell, if I could make a commercial for Rain-X, I would. I love that shit! The harder it rains, the better it works. Where I live, if I crack the back windows, the inside fog disappears pretty quickly, but Rain-X makes an inside windows product. I'm going to try it this winter. 

I've been a Rain-X devotee since the mid-1980s when a friend's dad put it on my car. I love the fact that at highway speeds I don't need to use the wipers. It also helps the snow and ice not to stick to the windshield in the winter. 

Sandy, you might try using the AC along with the defroster to clear the fogged windshield bcause the AC lowers the humidty of the air in the car.  Some cars do it automatically when you turn on the defroster, but I have to turn the AC on manually.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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9.3.35  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @9.3.34    4 years ago
Sandy, you might try using the AC along with the defroster to clear the fogged windshield bcause the AC lowers the humidty of the air in the car. 

That's what I do. I turn on the A/C but put the temperature to warm. 

I've been a Rain-X devotee since the mid-1980s when a friend's dad put it on my car. I love the fact that at highway speeds I don't need to use the wipers. 

You should see the people I pass on hard rainy days. They have their windshield wipers on high and I don't need mine at all. I love that product. I'd marry that product if it were legal to do so. 

 
 
 
epistte
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9.3.36  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @9.3.35    4 years ago
You should see the people I pass on hard rainy days. They have their windshield wipers on high and I don't need mine at all. I love that product. I'd marry that product if it were legal to do so. 

I love that. People are pulling over because that can't see even with their wipers on high, but I'm driving by without my wipers on and I can see fine at 70 mph. 

I've used it on the west windows of my house because dirt doesn't stick. 

 
 
 
arkpdx
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9.3.37  arkpdx  replied to  cobaltblue @9.3.35    4 years ago
. I'd marry that product if it were legal to do so. 

Sure! Then someone will want to marry their antifreeze then the spare tire. When will it stop. R

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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9.3.38  author  cobaltblue  replied to  arkpdx @9.3.37    4 years ago
Sure! Then someone will want to marry their antifreeze then the spare tire. When will it stop. R

Holy shit, arkie! That's friggin' hilarious!!

 
 
 
arkpdx
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9.3.39  arkpdx  replied to  cobaltblue @9.3.38    4 years ago

I have my moments besides I was feeling a little "auto" erotic. I hope you did Chrysler over it.. Glad to have given you a chuckle. I am not really a bad guy  I just play one on the internet. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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9.3.40  sandy-2021492  replied to  epistte @9.3.36    4 years ago
I've used it on the west windows of my house because dirt doesn't stick. 

Huh.  Never thought of that.  I live on a dirt road, and my westward-facing windows face the road.  They're always dirty.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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9.3.41  Trout Giggles  replied to  epistte @9.3.34    4 years ago

I'm gonna try it

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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9.3.42  author  cobaltblue  replied to  arkpdx @9.3.39    4 years ago
I am not really a bad guy  I just play one on the internet

We've had a couple of good chuckles in the past, that's for sure, arkie. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
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9.3.43  Split Personality  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.3.41    4 years ago

It works, it also make the windows easier to rinse clean - i use a squeegee & a hose

 
 
 
Ender
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10  Ender    4 years ago

I am not a cold weather person.

Give me a palm tree over an evergreen.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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10.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Ender @10    4 years ago

Here ya go -

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Ender
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10.1.1  Ender  replied to  1stwarrior @10.1    4 years ago

Ha. Never would have thought of that. Still prefer this though,

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cobaltblue
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10.1.2  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Ender @10.1.1    4 years ago
Still prefer this though

This seems easier:

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cobaltblue
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10.2  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Ender @10    4 years ago
Give me a palm tree

True dat. Especially since I've started getting arthritis and heat helps. Now when my little hoofies get cold, they ache. 

 
 
 
Skrekk
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10.2.1  Skrekk  replied to  cobaltblue @10.2    4 years ago
Now when my little hoofies get cold, they ache.

I'm retracting the invitation for you to move in with me.    You have to tolerate numb toes in snowboard boots and ice skates, or at least be tolerant if the booze is good.

 
 
 
epistte
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10.2.2  epistte  replied to  Skrekk @10.2.1    4 years ago
I'm retracting the invitation for you to move in with me.    You have to tolerate numb toes in snowboard boots and ice skates, or at least be tolerant if the booze is good.

I'd rather be cold than too hot. I get mega-bithy when the temps go about 80 or the humidity is more than 75%.  I hate the feeling of getting out of the shower and then you are starting to sweat 10 minutes later as you get dressed.  You can't wear makeup in the summer because of the heat and my hair is always a mess.

 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.2.3  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @10.2.1    4 years ago
You have to tolerate numb toes i

I'll  be waiting at home for you with fleece lined mukluks in a teddy holding a toddy. Hot. Both teddy and toddy.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.2.4  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @10.2.2    4 years ago
You can't wear makeup in the summer because of the heat and my hair is always a mess.

Actually, that sounds a little sexy. 

 
 
 
Skrekk
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10.2.5  Skrekk  replied to  cobaltblue @10.2.3    4 years ago
I'll  be waiting at home for you with fleece lined mukluks in a teddy holding a toddy. Hot.

You can use my walk-in fireplace to warm up.

 
 
 
epistte
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10.2.6  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @10.2.4    4 years ago
Actually, that sounds a little sexy. 

I commonly wear a tinted moisturizer, little blush and waterproof mascara between June and September

The FF'd hairstyle is always in fashion.  Thankfully I have just barely shoulder length hair, so a few clips are my best friend. 

 
 
 
epistte
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10.2.7  epistte  replied to  Skrekk @10.2.5    4 years ago
You can use my walk-in fireplace to warm up.

How do you have a walk-in fireplace?  Do you live in a lodge?

 
 
 
Skrekk
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10.2.8  Skrekk  replied to  epistte @10.2.7    4 years ago
How do you have a walk-in fireplace?  Do you live in a lodge?

Almost, but I don't want to get too specific.   Needless to say it's not a very efficient fireplace but it is charming & rustic.    There's so much limestone and such a large maw It takes a good 3 hours before it puts out any heat.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.2.9  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @10.2.5    4 years ago
You can use my walk-in fireplace to warm up.

That sounded scary for about two minutes til I Googled an image.

This is beautiful:

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Wow. I'd add stained glass windows in place of the bars.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.2.10  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @10.2.7    4 years ago
Do you live in a lodge?

I have a lot of pork roasts that live in a Lodge.

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cobaltblue
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10.2.11  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @10.2.6    4 years ago
so a few clips are my best friend.

Elastic is one of my best friends. 

 
 
 
Skrekk
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10.2.12  Skrekk  replied to  cobaltblue @10.2.9    4 years ago
That sounded scary for about two minutes til I Googled an image. This is beautiful:

That's a cool pic and a great idea for how to make it more efficient.

Mine is 30% taller so you might need to just stoop a bit to get in there, but you really could stand up in it.

 
 
 
epistte
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10.2.13  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @10.2.10    4 years ago
I have a lot of pork roasts that live in a Lodge.

I have the same pot in blue because I'm too cheap to pay La Crueset prices. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.2.14  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @10.2.13    4 years ago
I have the same pot in blue because I'm too cheap to pay La Crueset prices.

My sweetheart researched them thoroughly and while the La Crueset was tons pricier, it was not a better product. I love my Lodge and use it constantly. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
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10.2.15  MrFrost  replied to  Skrekk @10.2.8    4 years ago
Almost, but I don't want to get too specific.   Needless to say it's not a very efficient fireplace but it is charming & rustic.    There's so much limestone and such a large maw It takes a good 3 hours before it puts out any heat.

Hey, have you seen two little kids that went missing? Hansel and Grettle? ;)

 
 
 
MrFrost
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10.2.16  MrFrost  replied to  cobaltblue @10.2.9    4 years ago

Stripper pole would be nice too. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.2.17  author  cobaltblue  replied to  MrFrost @10.2.15    4 years ago
Hansel and Grettle

Hansel and Grettle

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.2.18  author  cobaltblue  replied to  MrFrost @10.2.16    4 years ago
Stripper pole would be nice too. 

Yeah, but that body glitter gets everywhere!

 
 
 
epistte
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10.2.19  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @10.2.18    4 years ago
Yeah, but that body glitter gets everywhere!

I discovered that first hand. I tried to be sexy for a BF but that stuff gets everywhere and it's impossible to get off you.  It's worse than having sex on the beach.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.2.20  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @10.2.19    4 years ago
It's worse than having sex on the beach

Worst. Thing. EVER.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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10.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @10    4 years ago

I've always said that my perfect Christmas would be lights on a palm tree

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11  Buzz of the Orient    4 years ago

Although I miss the beautiful leaf colours of Autumn, I no longer miss the snow and ice that follows.  When I was much younger, winter was a wonderful season to enjoy.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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11.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    4 years ago
winter was a wonderful season to enjoy.

I've never lived in an area where snow was part of the season. An occasional sprinkling of snow for one day has been my norm. 

 
 
 
Skrekk
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11.1.1  Skrekk  replied to  cobaltblue @11.1    4 years ago
I've never lived in an area where snow was part of the season.

That's just twisted.    I'm not sure what I'd do with myself if I couldn't go X-C skiing right from the deck, or bomb down the local ski hill on a race board.

In fact I'm thinking of moving because the winters here are getting too mild.

 
 
 
epistte
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11.1.2  epistte  replied to  Skrekk @11.1.1    4 years ago
That's just twisted.    I'm not sure what I'd do with myself if I couldn't go X-C skiing right from the deck, or bomb down the local ski hill on a race board. In fact I'm thinking of moving because the winters here are getting too mild.

XC skiing or a winter hike are one of the few ways to stop cabin fever in mid January. I've went fly fishing in February with and old BF but that is a special kind of crazy when its 15°.

Northerners know that our snowblowers get used more than our mower and that anyone with a blower has millions of friends when the weather report that was partly cloudy and flurries changes to 6" of snow overnite.  There isn't anyone on my block that doesn't owe me a favor becaue I like to get out of the house and blow snow because it keeps me from  getting cabin fever. I put on my old XC bibs and parka and I can go for an hour easily.

Grilling in the winter is a winter pastime that others fregions of the US just don't understand.  

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
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11.1.3  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  cobaltblue @11.1    4 years ago
I've never lived in an area where snow was part of the season. An occasional sprinkling of snow for one day has been my norm. 

I know what you mean, I grew up in Miami, FL until I was in seventh grade and, then moved to Blowing Rock, N.C., the first winter there I nearly froze to death going to the bus stop for school, we lived in the caretakers house at a campground and, had to walk about a half mile to the stop, I had a Florida winter coat and, regular shoes and, we walked in a foot of snow to get there in the dark. Give me a warm place or, tropical weather and, I'm happy.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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11.1.4  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @11.1.3    4 years ago
Give me a warm place o

Don't get me started ...

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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11.1.5  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @11.1.1    4 years ago
I'm thinking of moving because the winters here are getting too mild.

I consider myself pretty damned spicy if I do say so myself.

 
 
 
Skrekk
Sophomore Guide
11.1.6  Skrekk  replied to  cobaltblue @11.1.5    4 years ago
I consider myself pretty damned spicy if I do say so myself.

Is that a warning that I'll burn my tongue?

 
 
 
Skrekk
Sophomore Guide
11.1.7  Skrekk  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @11.1.3    4 years ago
N.C., the first winter there I nearly froze to death

Pffff......it never gets colder than shorts weather in NC.

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
11.1.8  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Skrekk @11.1.7    4 years ago
Pffff......it never gets colder than shorts weather in NC.

Ok, tell that to the ski slopes that are there.

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.1.9  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  cobaltblue @11.1    4 years ago

At my age, snow and ice are no longer a benefit, but keep in mind that I lived most of my life in Ontario Canada and enjoyed tobogganing, skiing and skating, even snowball fights, and the pristine beauty of a fresh pure white snow covering the landscape and the trees, but the most spectacular sight was the sun shining on the frozen branches after an ice storm creating a crystal paradise. (photo from the internet)

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Skrekk
Sophomore Guide
11.1.10  Skrekk  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @11.1.8    4 years ago
Ok, tell that to the ski slopes that are there.

That still looks like shorts weather where I live.   It needs to get down to -20F before we'll admit that it's a bit chilly and you might need a hat.

Of course we still lick street poles at that temp.

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
11.1.11  epistte  replied to  Skrekk @11.1.10    4 years ago
That still looks like shorts weather where I live.   It needs to get down to -20F before we'll admit that it's a bit chilly and you might need a hat. Of course we still lick street poles at that temp.

To me, it is officially cold at about 10°F because at that temperature the snow squeaks when you walk.

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
11.1.12  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Skrekk @11.1.10    4 years ago
That still looks like shorts weather where I live.   It needs to get down to -20F before we'll admit that it's a bit chilly and you might need a hat.

It's a damp cold and, the wind is usually going at about 50 mph and, we call that a light breeze, when a storm hits the wind usually goes up to about 90 to 110, at night if you go out when it's like that you could find your car frozen solid.

 
 
 
Skrekk
Sophomore Guide
11.1.13  Skrekk  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @11.1.12    4 years ago

I guess it would be quite different if you lived near the coast.    Years ago I had friends in Hong Kong who always whined about the winters there because the apartments weren't heated or insulated.    For me it was too hot anyway.    Same thing when I'm working in Pensacola - way too hot and humid for my taste even in December & January.

One of my sisters used to live in Charlotte and we'd go down there for Christmas sometimes.   Even the Smokies were warm compared to where I had come from but I guess they could be colder after a good storm.

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
11.1.14  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Skrekk @11.1.13    4 years ago
One of my sisters used to live in Charlotte and we'd go down there for Christmas sometimes.   Even the Smokies were warm compared to where I had come from but I guess they could be colder after a good storm.

Charlotte is a world of difference from Blowing Rock or, Boone, the town we moved to when I started high school, they're both up in the mountains, Charlotte is in the Piedmont area and, is close to the South Carolina border so, it is always warmer than the mountains, I think the hottest it got up in Boone when I lived there was 85 degrees F, I have seen it get to 25 degrees below in Boone but, that was just for a few days in Feb or Jan.

 
 
 
Skrekk
Sophomore Guide
11.1.15  Skrekk  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @11.1.14    4 years ago
I have seen it get to 25 degrees below in Boone but, that was just for a few days in Feb or Jan.

I'm surprised by that.    That's borderline long pants weather!    When I was growing up we usually had a 2 week stretch where it didn't get above -20F, and nights approached -40F.    But that hasn't happened here for a long time.    We still get temps like that but only for a few days at a time, and the coldest night since the 1970s was in 1984 or 85 at -39F.    Things have definitely changed since then.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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11.1.16  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @11.1.6    4 years ago
Is that a warning that I'll burn my tongue?

Oh, that'th juth thexy. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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11.1.17  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.9    4 years ago
but the most spectacular sight was the sun shining on the frozen branches after an ice storm creating a crystal paradise.

Snow really is beautiful. Especially through windows from a warm house. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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11.1.18  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @11.1.10    4 years ago
Of course we still lick street poles at that temp.

Oh dear god. Please never grow up. You make me laugh so stinkin' hard! 

Skrekk whispering to cobalt:
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cobaltblue
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11.1.19  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @11.1.11    4 years ago
officially cold at about 10°F because at that temperature the snow squeaks when you walk

I squeak when I walk after I eat cabbage. No matter the weather. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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11.1.20  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @11.1.12    4 years ago
find your car frozen solid

When the love of my life lived in PA, I sent him an "I love you" gift of some silly spray to spray into the lock of his car. I grew up in CA for gosh sake. Who gets frozen out of their car????? 

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
11.1.21  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @11.1.20    4 years ago
When the love of my life lived in PA, I sent him an "I love you" gift of some silly spray to spray into the lock of his car. I grew up in CA for gosh sake. Who gets frozen out of their car????? 

I had an Audi in college that regularly had frozen door locks, even when I lubricated them.  Having the door locks freeze open or closed used to be very common winter problem.

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
11.1.22  epistte  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @11.1.14    4 years ago
Charlotte is a world of difference from Blowing Rock or, Boone, the town we moved to when I started high school, they're both up in the mountains, Charlotte is in the Piedmont area and, is close to the South Carolina border so, it is always warmer than the mountains, I think the hottest it got up in Boone when I lived there was 85 degrees F, I have seen it get to 25 degrees below in Boone but, that was just for a few days in Feb or Jan.

I remember I was drving home from Asheville, where my sister lives, in 2003 and there was a dusting of snow on the ground about 7:30am. People on I-40 by Hickory were crawling along at 45mph and I was doing 55-60.  The cops pulled me over twice and warned me for too fast for conditions. I told the cops that I was from the Cleveland area and back home we don't slow down to the speed limit until there is more than an inch of snow on the ground. 

I love the artsy feel of Boone, except when the leaf peepers show up in the fall.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.1.23  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Skrekk @11.1.13    4 years ago
"Years ago I had friends in Hong Kong who always whined about the winters there because the apartments weren't heated or insulated."

In China, the people wear their overcoats INSIDE their homes during cold weather rather than use the heat - electricity is expensive.  So expensive I can't understand why they light up their buildings in so many colours at night.

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
11.1.24  MrFrost  replied to  Skrekk @11.1.15    4 years ago

I agree, I wear shorts year round, unless I am wading through snow, then some work out pants or jeans. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.1.25  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  epistte @11.1.21    4 years ago
"Having the door locks freeze open or closed used to be very common winter problem."

The trick was to heat the end of the key with a match or lighter, then insert it.  Nowadays cars have lock/unlock remotes.

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
11.1.26  epistte  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.25    4 years ago

You've obviously done it too. 

 I would spray all of the locks once a month with WD-40. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.1.27  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  epistte @11.1.22    4 years ago
"I told the cops that I was from the Cleveland area and back home we don't slow down to the speed limit until there is more than an inch of snow on the ground."

Any driver from the northern states or Canada knows how to drive on roads that are snow-covered, slushy, or icy, and shook their heads when they read about the multiple-vehicle crashes in the southern states when there was a little snow on the road. One lesson everyone learns at one point or another is that even if the ice melts on the roads when it starts to warm up, the ice on bridges stays solid because the cold air is also UNDER the bridge, not warm earth.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.1.28  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  epistte @11.1.26    4 years ago
 "I would spray all of the locks once a month with WD-40."

Whoever invented WD-40 deserves a medal.  I keep a can of it in my tool-box.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.1.29  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MrFrost @11.1.24    4 years ago
"I wear shorts year round"

With a name like "MrFrost" I can understand that.  LOL

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
11.1.30  epistte  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.27    4 years ago

There is a 4-lane bridge not too far from me that is on a curve at the bottom of the hill. In the winter that becomes a crash site because you speed up as you go down the hill and then you hit the frozen deck and slide sideways into the concrete barrier if you aren't ready for it.  

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
11.1.32  epistte  replied to    4 years ago

I've never heard of CRC 65-6 before. I use Tri-flow on my bike. 

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
11.1.34  charger 383  replied to    4 years ago

It is good stuff

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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11.1.35  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.28    4 years ago
I keep a can of it in my tool-box.

Best WD-40 of all time was when I was at work and a few doors down, I hear the familiar "psssssssssssssshh" of canned air to clean out crumbs from your computer. All of a sudden, we hear "OH MY FUCKIN' GAWD!!!!!!" Ha! She had a can of WD-40 in her hand and a very very oily keyboard. Ha!

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
11.1.36  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @11.1.35    4 years ago

OMG. That's funny.   I'm blonde but I haven't done that, yet. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
12  Perrie Halpern R.A.    4 years ago
First day of Fall means I don't have to shave my legs regularly, I can go braless under a baggy sweater and bugs begin their return to hell where they belong. And I especially can't wait til I can snuggle up under the covers without sweating like a pregnant nun in a confessional!

You must be my long lost sister. 

 
 
 
Uptownchick
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12.1  Uptownchick  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @12    4 years ago

I was thinking the same thing!

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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12.1.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Uptownchick @12.1    4 years ago
I was thinking the same thing

Finding my relatives ... I think that's a reason to open a bottle of wine!

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Release The Kraken
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12.1.2  Release The Kraken  replied to  cobaltblue @12.1.1    4 years ago

Newstalkers is a grape way to connect with loved ones you never loved.

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
12.1.3  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  cobaltblue @12.1.1    4 years ago
Finding my relatives ... I think that's a reason to open a bottle of wine!

Sometimes not finding your relatives is a reason to open a bottle of wine! jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
12.1.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @12.1.3    4 years ago
Sometimes not finding your relatives is a reason to open a bottle of wine!  jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

LMAO! 

You can pick your friends but you can't pick your relatives. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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12.1.5  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @12.1.4    4 years ago
You can pick your friends

What did we used say as kids? You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose. But you can't pick your friend's nose.

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
12.1.6  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  cobaltblue @12.1.5    4 years ago
What did we used say as kids? You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose. But you can't pick your friend's nose.

I've heard and, said both girls, gotta love your relatives but, you don't have to like them. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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12.2  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @12    4 years ago
You must be my long lost sister.

We may be sisters from differing misters!

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
12.2.1  Release The Kraken  replied to  cobaltblue @12.2    4 years ago

You mean same mom different John?

 
 
 
Uptownchick
Junior Silent
12.2.2  Uptownchick  replied to  cobaltblue @12.2    4 years ago

Wellll...my father was married at least seven times (that we know of...my mother was his third wife, she was 18 and he was 22). So you never know now! jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
12.2.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Release The Kraken @12.2.1    4 years ago
You mean same mom different John?

I prefer to think of myself as a love child. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
12.2.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Uptownchick @12.2.2    4 years ago
Wellll...my father was married at least seven times 

Well, in your case, mother's day must have been very confusing. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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12.2.5  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Uptownchick @12.2.2    4 years ago
my father was married at least seven times (that we know of...my mother was his third wife, she was 18 and he was 22

Three times by 22??? Holy moley ... Your dad liked marriage but wasn't very good at it, I guess. I'm sure he's a nice man because he's charmed many a woman. That's really very interesting. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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12.2.6  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Release The Kraken @12.2.1    4 years ago
mom different John?

Who're you talking about? Yes, that's an apostrophe.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Expert
13  Kathleen    4 years ago

I just love the fall....

The leaves falling, cool weather and the warm colors.

Here is a little turkey I made. : )

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cobaltblue
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13.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Kathleen @13    4 years ago
Here is a little turkey I made

Adorable!!!

 
 
 
It Is ME
Masters Principal
15  It Is ME    4 years ago

"The First Day Of Fall Is Tomorrow"

Oh ya…..Training for TP day right now !

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cobaltblue
Sophomore Participates
15.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  It Is ME @15    4 years ago
for TP day

Make mean something sentimental.

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Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
16  Release The Kraken    4 years ago

The kids made this pumpkin last year.......

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cobaltblue
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16.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Release The Kraken @16    4 years ago

Didn't your kids do this last year?

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Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
16.1.1  Release The Kraken  replied to  cobaltblue @16.1    4 years ago

No but I did and that's how I burned Johnson.

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
16.1.3  Release The Kraken  replied to    4 years ago

It was a case of mistaken identity. I thought she was on the front porch assuming the pumpkin.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
18  sandy-2021492    4 years ago

Well, it's the second day of fall, and it's raining (again, or still?  It's been a tremendously wet summer here.), sort of chilly, and I'm still scratching bug bites, because those little bastards don't disappear until it freezes.  I slept with the windows open last night, and tried to keep the dog near my feet so he could keep them warm.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  sandy-2021492 @18    4 years ago
I slept with the windows open last night, and tried to keep the dog near my feet so he could keep them warm.

Omigawd ... I love you let your dog sleep with you. I know a couple of people who don't allow their dogs on their furniture, including their beds. How ridiculous is that??? It's called FURniture for gawd sake!!

 
 
 
lady in black
Professor Quiet
18.1.1  lady in black  replied to  cobaltblue @18.1    4 years ago

The day I brought my dog home as an 8 week old puppy he has slept in my bed.  He sits on the back of the couch like he is a cat.

 
 
 
Skrekk
Sophomore Guide
18.1.2  Skrekk  replied to  cobaltblue @18.1    4 years ago
I know a couple of people who don't allow their dogs on their furniture, including their beds. How ridiculous is that??? It's called FURniture for gawd sake!!

There comes a point where you tire of inhaling loose fur at night.    It's best not to get them started to begin with, especially when they eventually get big enough to occupy an entire king-size bed.

Also it's not the best idea where deer ticks & Lymes are prevalent.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.1.3  author  cobaltblue  replied to  lady in black @18.1.1    4 years ago
The day I brought my dog home as an 8 week old puppy he has slept in my bed.  He sits on the back of the couch like he is a cat

Awwwww!! I LOVE him!!

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.1.4  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Skrekk @18.1.2    4 years ago
There comes a point where you tire of inhaling loose fur at night.

Me in teddy, fuzzy socks and mukluks keeping your place spotless daily.

not the best idea where deer ticks & Lymes are prevalent.

Nevermind, then.

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
18.1.5  Release The Kraken  replied to  cobaltblue @18.1.4    4 years ago

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sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
18.1.6  sandy-2021492  replied to  cobaltblue @18.1    4 years ago
Omigawd ... I love you let your dog sleep with you.

The dog and cat both sleep with me.  I have about 4 inches of mattress, and I have to build a pillow fort around my head to keep the cat from doing "happy paws" on my face at 3 in the morning.  The dog sleeps under the covers, because that way, he can be closer to me than the cat.  It's good to be loved, I guess.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.1.7  author  cobaltblue  replied to  sandy-2021492 @18.1.6    4 years ago
The dog and cat both sleep with me.

That sounds like a little piece of heaven. But I laughed at the happy paws. I had two brother Maine Coons that were so adorable, but I had to lock them out of my room at night. I could sleep with one or the other, but when they both wanted to sleep with me, they couldn't resist playing and rolling around and jumpin' on and off the bed. I couldn't get a moment's sleep. Of course, they napped generously while I was at work. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
18.1.8  sandy-2021492  replied to  cobaltblue @18.1.7    4 years ago

I love it, but I'll also admit that if I'm away from home for a night or two, I really enjoy having the bed to myself.

How much room do 2 wrestling Maine coons take up, anyway?

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.1.9  author  cobaltblue  replied to  sandy-2021492 @18.1.8    4 years ago
How much room do 2 wrestling Maine coons take up, anyway?

Do you mean how MANY ROOMS do two wrestling MC's take up?? Because they're so playful, they're all over. I have a great picture of one reaching under the bathroom door to get his toy. Actually, it's a little album. I'll find the link for you. It's hilarious!

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
18.1.10  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @18.1.9    4 years ago

I can't let my cat sleep with me because every time I move my feet he attacks them because he thinks that I am playing. That plus the 4 am kneading paws on my face treatment. 

If I don't play with him at night he jumps up on my dressing table and knocks my makeup and other bottles off the table one-by-one until he gets the attention that he seeks. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.1.11  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @18.1.10    4 years ago
If I don't play with him at night he jumps up on my dressing table and knocks

Oh, how funny is that! So typical. Here's where Axel (his brother is Levi) was reaching under the door for his toy. I have a little album where each frame is various ways he's reaching for his fluffy.

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This when they were babies:

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epistte
Junior Principal
18.1.12  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @18.1.11    4 years ago

Are they seal-point siamese?

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.1.13  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @18.1.12    4 years ago

seal-point siamese?

Since they're rescues, I assumed they were primarily seal points, but the Rescue peeps said they were mostly Maine coons. I guess their momma was a Maine coon. One, Levi, had the Elizabethan collar that are predominate on MCs, but Axel didn't have that. 

 
 
 
epistte
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18.2  epistte  replied to  sandy-2021492 @18    4 years ago
Well, it's the second day of fall, and it's raining (again, or still?  It's been a tremendously wet summer here.), sort of chilly, and I'm still scratching bug bites, because those little bastards don't disappear until it freezes.  I slept with the windows open last night, and tried to keep the dog near my feet so he could keep them warm.

It's still raining here and apparently, we have intermittent rains for the next 48 hours.  It feels very British because it's about 50°, overcast, and drizzle. 

I have seen a lot of brown spiders that are about the size of a quarter.  The webs are everywhere in the yard and even on my patio.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.2.1  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @18.2    4 years ago
I have seen a lot of brown spiders that are about the size of a quarter.

Make sure they're not brown recluses! Those spiders are deadly as all hell. 

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devangelical
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18.2.2  devangelical  replied to  cobaltblue @18.2.1    4 years ago

been bit by one of those and a black widow too. I'm still here. widow was worse, but I still have the scar from the recluse. oddly enough, I rarely get bit by mosquitoes. wtf?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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18.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  cobaltblue @18.2.1    4 years ago

Which one is the brown recluse?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
18.2.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @18.2.2    4 years ago
I rarely get bit by mosquitoes. wtf?

What type blood are you?

I'm type A and if I'm around a bunch of folks with Type O skeeters leave me alone. They love type O better than they like type A. However, they will pick me over someone with Type B blood.

I read that on the internet

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
18.2.5  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @18.2.4    4 years ago

the red type

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
18.2.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @18.2.5    4 years ago

Thank god it's not green

smarty pants

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
18.2.7  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @18.2.4    4 years ago

I'm O positive.  That explains a lot.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.2.8  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Trout Giggles @18.2.3    4 years ago
Which one is the brown recluse?

Both of them. I think it's momma and baby. They resemble each other so they must be related! They have the same eyes color.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.2.9  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Trout Giggles @18.2.4    4 years ago
I read that on the internet

Then it must be true. 

Actually, I'm O Negative and they don't bite me much. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.2.10  author  cobaltblue  replied to  devangelical @18.2.5    4 years ago
the red type

Like bloody mary red, or pomegranate red, or a red blend red? Or is like your sense of humor ... mauvelous?

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
18.2.11  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @18.2.1    4 years ago

These have a light stripe on their back, but it's about the same size.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.2.12  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @18.2.11    4 years ago
but it's about the same size

Epi, please make sure they're not brown recluses. Those little fuckers cause necrosis if they bite you. People die from their bites. 

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
18.2.13  epistte  replied to  cobaltblue @18.2.12    4 years ago

I usually leave spiders alone outside but maybe I should start killing the little brown ones, just in case. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
18.2.14  Trout Giggles  replied to  cobaltblue @18.2.8    4 years ago

My entomology professor would be so proud of you.

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Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
18.2.15  Trout Giggles  replied to  sandy-2021492 @18.2.7    4 years ago

Mr Giggles and both kids are O + and always get bit when they are around me. I guess they don't like O neg which Cobalt says she is

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.2.16  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Trout Giggles @18.2.14    4 years ago
My entomology professor would be so proud of you.

Was it the 'eyes' portion of the comment?? I'm laughin' so hard at your emoji, it's positively juvenile!

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.2.17  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @18.2.13    4 years ago
I should start killing the little brown ones

I think that's a good idea. I hate killing good spiders, but until you're sure they're not brown recluses, they gotta go!

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.2.18  author  cobaltblue  replied to  epistte @18.2.13    4 years ago
maybe I should start killing the little brown ones, just in case. 

Okay, now I started feeling guilty about recommending you kill every brown spider on the face of the earth, so I looked it up. The best article I've seen is this one . Very informative, if a little long. But now I'm armed with enough knowledge to be dangerous. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
18.2.19  Trout Giggles  replied to  cobaltblue @18.2.16    4 years ago

That was it!

Dr. Humphries had good sense of humor, too, which is probably why it's the only core class I ever got an A in....and I don't particularly like bugs

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
18.2.20  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Trout Giggles @18.2.19    4 years ago

Reading this thread reminded me of something one of my nieces posted on FB, she lives in Florida and, wants the scientists there to cross lightening bugs with mosquitoes, that way you can see them in the dark.

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
18.2.21  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  devangelical @18.2.2    4 years ago

I got tagged by a brown recluse when I was driving truck, I wasn't sure it got me until the spot it tagged rose to the occasion, I still have the scar from it on my arm.

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
18.2.22  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Trout Giggles @18.2.6    4 years ago
Thank god it's not green smarty pants

Ok, so now I'm worried, I have purple blood and, I'm type A+. Seriously.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
18.2.23  Trout Giggles  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @18.2.22    4 years ago

You have too much methane in your blood? Or is it carbon dioxide?

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
18.2.24  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Trout Giggles @18.2.23    4 years ago
You have too much methane in your blood? Or is it carbon dioxide?

Well, I guess I should have said blue, it just looks more purple to me than blue. Family trait.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
18.2.25  Trout Giggles  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @18.2.24    4 years ago

jrSmiley_54_smiley_image.gif You're a hybrid!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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18.2.26  author  cobaltblue  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @18.2.22    4 years ago
I'm type A+

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Aw, you're perfect. Except for that 'stubborn' thing. But ... is it really 'stubborn'?

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Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
18.2.27  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  cobaltblue @18.2.26    4 years ago

I can go with that.

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
Sophomore Guide
18.2.28  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Trout Giggles @18.2.25    4 years ago
You're a hybrid!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, at least I don't look like this,

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
18.2.29  Trout Giggles  replied to  cobaltblue @18.2.26    4 years ago

I'm A+ and that is not me at all.

 
 

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