The other day my brother went to mow, but when he took off the canvas over the riding lawn mower, he found a fawn laying under it. Thankfully the fawn was ok and that he noticed it before he started it up!|
Reply #3141. May 29 13, 4:47 PM
Drove over to West Palm last week to babysit our two grandsons, who are 5 and 18 months. Had a great time.|
Reply #3142. May 29 13, 6:08 PM
I've just watched the evening news and heard good news in the form of two amateur singers of Filipino descent making waves in two reality tv shows in the UK.|
Joseph Apostol, 21, is doing well in The Voice-UK being mentored by no less than Sir Tom Jones. And 11-year old phenom Arixsandra Libantino has wowed the judges and audience alike in Britain's Got Talent 2013, with her rendition of "One Night Only" and reaches the finals.
Good luck to the both of you!
Reply #3143. May 29 13, 6:09 PM
I have the day off tomorrow from work, so I'll be running around doing errands...if the weather permits!|
Reply #3144. May 29 13, 8:06 PM
The weather continues to be strange. Last weekend, we saw record low temperatures below freezing. Today we may have a record high of close to 90F.|
Reply #3145. May 30 13, 3:36 AM
After a three months wait for the appointment, we got to see the paediatrician yesterday for the first step in diagnosing my daughter having Apspergers. It will take up to a year and we are being set up to fail - all due to a lack of funding by the NHS.|
Reply #3146. May 30 13, 3:50 AM
After surviving two different cancers in the last 13 years, I was challenged this spring by breast cancer, which, along with other cancers, has affected or killed about 50% of my family members, male as well as female. I have been pretty calm about the whole thing for myself --surgery, pain, death-defying treatment decisions, etc. However, the biggest trauma yet has been sharing genetic confirmation that my entire living family may share my BRCA-2 mutation, and thus need to make their own decisions about suffering dreadful "preventive" surgeries, treatments and diagnostics for a number of cancers. (Angelina Jolie has a BRCA-1 mutation, and the news has made clear the tough decisions she has made as a result -- my family faces similar challenges.) Some life experiences are just too hard. The only solutions I can see to cope are to live as happily as possible "one day at a time", to focus on well-being rather than illness, to show love to family and friends, to practice "random acts of kindness," and to pray, in no particular order. Onward! |
Reply #3147. May 30 13, 6:41 AM
My 5yo son told me yesterday that he wanted to marry me. When I explained that parents and children can't get married, he complained because he wants to "be the boss of Daddy". At least he knows who wears the pants in our family!|
Reply #3148. May 30 13, 7:39 AM
Rain in the forecast, hopefully it clears up by the weekend.|
Reply #3149. May 30 13, 7:47 AM
"Enlisted men are stupid, but extremely cunning and sly, and bear considerable watching." So says the 1903 Navy Officer's Manual. Near the end of my time in the Navy, back in the early 80s, our ship pulled into Ocho Rios, Jamaica for a few days. This presented several problems for me; as the senior Electrician's Mate onboard, I was held responsible for the conduct of about a dozen subordinates. My guys were good sailors, but a lot of them were fond of smoking a substance that was illegal and were constantly getting busted for it; this would result in me getting chewed out, although how I was supposed to stop them was beyond me. In Jamaica they quickly discovered that one could purchase said substance of high quality in large quantity for a very small amount of money. Needless to say, many of the crew found themselves facing Nonjudicial Punishment (Captain's Mast) for their transgressions. Furthermore, when we returned to the States, the Navy Investigation Service came onboard with drug-sniffing dogs, and located significant quantities of said illegal substance secreted about the ship, ingeniously hidden in very unusual places.|
One of my men, an Interior Communications Electrician, was notorious for getting into trouble a la his Cheech and Chong activities, and I just knew he had smuggled some of the contraband onboard and was going to be busted. But he wasn't. I ran into him while on liberty shortly afterwards, and said to him: "Look, I know you smuggled some wacky tobacky onboard. All I want to know is, where did you manage to hide it without getting caught?"
IC Electricians pretty much have the run of the ship; since they are responsible for checking the telephones and other communications equipment, there are virtually no areas off limits to them. The sailor in question gave me a grin, and admitted he had purchased a considerable quantity of contraband, and had hidden it in the one place he knew the NIS wouldn't check: the loudspeaker in the Commanding Officer's state room.
"Enlisted men are stupid, but extremely cunning and sly, and bear considerable watching."
Reply #3150. May 30 13, 9:03 AM
I went for a walk near my home early last evening. On my way home I noticed a small hawk flying over the wooded gulch. Three crows were taking turns diving at it trying to drive it away. I couldn't tell if the crows were trying to protect their homes or if they were being bullies. Either way it was quite a show. |
Reply #3151. May 30 13, 11:15 AM
Since reading one story about Marijuana on this thread, today, posted by a veteran, I have another to share. After volunteering to serve in the US Coast Guard, during the Vietnam War, I was sent to help guide our ships and planes by working on one of the chain of LORAN stations around the Pacific rim. Mine happened to be located on the island of Hokkaido, Japan.|
Now, besides being remote, it was "old country" ways of doing everything there, which gives rise to this little story.
Like the other story author, we also had some young enlisted men who were dope smokers back in the states, and one day, one of them came back from a motorcycle ride, with eyes as big as saucers, sharing a secret, he had found a whole field of marijuana! He thought that he had died and gone to heaven! LOL
It turned out, that they still made ropes for the fishing boats out of hemp--- which is the fibers from the stalk of the marijuana plant.... however, they bred it for the fibrous stalk, NOT the flower buds, which is the part with the strongest THC content, which is what the dopers want...
I don't think his fantasy was well fulfilled by his discovery, in the long run... Ha!
Reply #3152. May 30 13, 2:43 PM
I was asked to bring a plate for morning tea at Church thiss week, so I decided to bring out an old favourite - marshmallow slice. Just the smell of the base cooking evoked memories of making it as a teenager. There's nothing like real, homemade marshmallow, with its smooth creamy texture. I doubled the recipe - I suppose I'm going to have to take *some* on Sunday. Well, if there's any left!|
Reply #3153. May 30 13, 3:06 PM
My story is a scary one! My husband and I went away for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary and mistakenly, locked one of our cats in the closet - wah! I felt so bad for the little guy - he was okay when we got him out though, thank goodness! I called the vet and they said to reintroduce food slowly and make sure he wasn't lethargic. He seemed full of energy to me - maybe just happy to not be in the closet anymore - hee! Lesson learned, though - I will make sure I see both of my cats whenever I leave the house for any length of time. Don't hate me, I'm a good cat mommy, I swear! :)|
Reply #3154. May 30 13, 7:08 PM
I was feeling guilty. I had been asked to contribute to a brain storming session for church workers, but I was not feeling as well as I liked and I walked out before the end. The fact that it was a church activity made me feel I should sit out my pain, but I was not willing to do that. I walked out onto the street feeling very down and then I looked at the sky. On one side was a beautiful sunset and on the other a most glorious rainbow. What more did I need as a token of God's forgiveness?|
Reply #3155. May 31 13, 1:57 AM
I will meet my wife for diner and a movie today.|
Reply #3156. May 31 13, 5:21 AM
Hello Fun Trivia Friends!! Well today is our first real warm,sunny day in New England.It reached 88!!Today it's suppose to be 92!!Finally warm summer weather.Yippeee!!! Thanks for listening. rosie2012|
Reply #3157. May 31 13, 7:17 AM
We are going on a GPS treasure hunt today, finishing up with a cook out. Should be fun.|
Reply #3158. May 31 13, 7:48 AM
I have two wild fox cubs (and mother, but I haven't seen her) living in my garden. They are about, I estimate, six weeks old and extremely cute looking! |
If only Springwatch (UK television, BBC 2) would produce something half as interesting to look at. All they seem to do is show snails and slugs.
Reply #3159. May 31 13, 8:18 AM
This weekend i will mainly be sat in the garden drinking beer and barbecuing everything in sight.|
Reply #3160. May 31 13, 8:58 AM
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