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Starine
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:06 pm

Lovely dog. Congrats to both of you!
Somnambulist
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Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:45 am

Happy Daylight Savings!

Also happy tax refund so I can go buy wine to get me through the two feet of snow coming Tuesday. :roll:
"Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with."
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Starine
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Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:12 pm

I hear you about DST. Everyone on my Facebook page is complaining about the change, but I have been ready for the extra hour of daylight for some time now.
Tessablue
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Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:01 pm

343 references, 160 pages, eleven days to the defense, one very tired candidate. But I'm almost there!
Matt Converse
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Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm

starrydreamer wrote:
Matt Converse wrote:I am holding in my hands my first book ever as an author! My first release was an eBook only (as it was a novella) and the second (also a novella) was also an eBook. But the sales were great--it became a #1 bestseller in LGBT Horror on Amazon--so my publisher said they would release it as a paperback. I just got my hands on it today, there is still something about an actual book that is so cool. I'm giddy! It's called Strip Shot.
Congrats!!

I'm writing my first book... and some day, I might even finish it.
Thanks, and stick with it!
Matt Converse
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Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:56 pm

Tessablue wrote:Congrats Matt!
Thanks!
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Ballerina
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:16 pm

6 month app't with oncologist today. Blood work was outstanding - no infection or cancer cells. Thought sure he'd schedule me for another C-scan, but he said that I'm doing so good, we can put if off for another 6 months. :-)
Catalina
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:26 pm

Ballerina wrote:6 month app't with oncologist today. Blood work was outstanding - no infection or cancer cells. Thought sure he'd schedule me for another C-scan, but he said that I'm doing so good, we can put if off for another 6 months. :-)
Excellent!
PostTimeMike
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Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:05 pm

Ballerina wrote:6 month app't with oncologist today. Blood work was outstanding - no infection or cancer cells. Thought sure he'd schedule me for another C-scan, but he said that I'm doing so good, we can put if off for another 6 months. :-)
Excellent news Bal!! :D Is "Toga 2017" in the plans? Keep that as a goal.

On a personal note, I recently switched from consultant to full time employment. I will be the 2nd official employee of Seminole Services, LLC. We are transitioning to full scale marketing mode. 8-)
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Ballerina
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Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:28 pm

PostTimeMike wrote:
Ballerina wrote:6 month app't with oncologist today. Blood work was outstanding - no infection or cancer cells. Thought sure he'd schedule me for another C-scan, but he said that I'm doing so good, we can put if off for another 6 months. :-)
Excellent news Bal!! :D Is "Toga 2017" in the plans? Keep that as a goal.

On a personal note, I recently switched from consultant to full time employment. I will be the 2nd official employee of Seminole Services, LLC. We are transitioning to full scale marketing mode. 8-)
Saratoga is on the menu. I made it there last year. I'll make it again this year.

Good luck in the new venture.
TapitsGal
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:36 am

Applied as a transfer student to university of nh yesterday for fall 2017 praying I get in would love to some way get involved with the equine program doing collegiate shows
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Insane Crazy
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Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:34 pm

I spent a long weekend in Chicago, hanging out with friends from college and having a really wonderful time. Lots of movies, jokes, references, deep discussions, and a dangerous little concoction called Chatham Artillery Punch. Happy to be returning to my bed, but I love leaving a weekend where I got very little sleep feeling wildly energized.
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
Somnambulist
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:58 pm

Landon Collins is doing an autograph signing by me.

I actually might cry of happiness.
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Miesque1973
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Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:08 pm

George the dove and his new wife Irene are now the proud parents of a new baby. I think it hatched Friday or Saturday. The second egg, alas, seems to be a dud.

I wish I had kept track of all the babies he's fathered over the past 12+ years, but record-keeping is not my forte. :)


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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:23 pm

Congrats to George and his mate...and you, the proud step-parent. ;)
How long does it take for a young dove to mature and be ready to leave its parents? Will you keep the little family together, or will "junior" need his/her own cage?
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Miesque1973
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:02 pm

They're usually out of the nest and pestering their parents for free meals within roughly two weeks of hatching. When they hatch, they're about the size of... um... a largish jelly bean, and they grow very fast (doves are excellent, diligent parents). Within three or four days, their eyes are open. Within a week, pin feathers are coming in and they're looking around. Within a few more days, they're sitting on the side of the nest box. After that, they're climbing around and soon are getting up on the perches to beg for food (If George could talk, I think he'd spend a lot of time yelling, "It's right there in the blasted feeder, you little dink!"). After a few days of that, I usually give the babies to a friend of ours who raises doves, so they won't drive George bananas.

(I recently found that besides popcorn and greens, George loves grapes. I have to break the grapes into tiny pieces, but he was delighted with that treat)

The modified parrot cage where George and Irene live really isn't big enough for more than two doves. More than two doves in a cage can stress them out and they start picking feathers off each other. Unattractive, to say the least.

The second egg was indeed a dud. I tossed it, so they could concentrate entirely on the hatchling.

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Somnambulist
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Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:02 am

After a 55 hour week + commute time I am so ready for this weekend. Holy tired.
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Personal Ensign
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:36 pm

After not seeing my son for 22 years (his dad got custody when we divorced and then they left Alaska) my son is coming back to Alaska on Monday April 24th, he arrives at 2:10 PM Alaska time!! I am one very happy mother right now!!!!!!
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Starine
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:02 pm

How exciting, PE. You must be thrilled.
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Personal Ensign
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:30 am

Starine,
I am very excited Monday can't come soon enough :lol:
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