Escaped commieny posted on Shopper's Beware Caveat Emptor I wish I could have thanked Balogreene for the Zulily site. Doctor was teasing me to find clothes that fit, so I ordered v-neck tunics for port access. with long sleeves to cover the chicken skin, and for the first time 'skinny' leggings. I didn't want to invest in expensive clothes because I plan on getting the weight back when done with this darn poison they call chemo. I found the quality just fine and price didn't break the bank. I miss her, we had birthdays just a month apart, and as Birdy said, her recipes were really different, some times I had to look up the ingredients!
June 23 at 08:21 EST .
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Escaped commieny posted on Jokes An Engineer dies... and goes to Hell. Dissatisfied with the level of comfort, he starts designing and building improvements. After a while Hell has air conditioning, flush toilets and escalators. The engineer is a pretty popular guy.
One day God calls and asks Satan, "So, how's it going down there?" Satan says, "Hey things are going great. We've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next.”
God is horrified. "What? You've got an engineer? That's a mistake - he should never have gone down there! You know all engineers go to Heaven. Send him up here! “
Satan says, "No way. I like having an engineer on the staff. I'm keeping him.”
God says, "Send him back up here or I'll sue.”
"Yeah, right," Satan laughs, "and where are you going to get a lawyer?"
June 10 at 06:07 EST .
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Escaped commieny posted on Pet Peeves I cut off cable about 10 yrs ago but have a flat screen HD with a window antenna for local weather and traffic. My peeve, is all 3 local channels have 24 hr coverage of the year anniversary of the Pulse club murders. I understand it was a terrible tragedy but you would think it was another 911. They painted the band shell and stadium seats with rainbow colors, there are rainbow flags at half staff everywhere. Murals and gay chorus singers. In contrast, hardly a mention of the heroes on Memorial Day. You would think Orlando was 95 % gay, well Disney is, but this constant wall to wall is disgusting.
HereIstand Thank you so much for posting this. I had never heard the opening anthem. So very beautiful. The photos and music are perfect and I am in tears. Thank you.
May 30 at 00:18 EST .
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Escaped commieny I am so glad you took the time to enjoy this tribute. This was only the third Memorial Day parade I've missed in 22 years. The doc doesn't want me out in crowds since my white blood cells are being destroyed but I was there in heart and spirit. Our DAV/DAVA w/ 7 other Veteran org. is one of the largest & best attended in Florida. The Sanford fire dept. has the Flag on a boom truck, raised high, and we have a Flyover and the Seminole Co. Sheriffs do the rifle salute and taps.
May 31 at 18:24 EST .
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Escaped commieny posted on Coffee Klatch I was worried about Birdy not checking in, but I see she posted on the mothership, so I guess she is OK. She works too hard and takes chances so I was concerned. HUGS to Birdy.
Escaped commieny They are aggressive little buggers, caused me to swerve the car and hit a garbage can, bent the mirror, and before that tried to get a picture in the front yard and was chased back into the house. they tease the dogs and would get "smacked" but are protected, bah humbug.
April 3 at 18:11 EST .
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Escaped commieny Why is feeding cranes prohibited? Cranes fed by humans can become aggressive toward people. In several instances, children have been attacked by cranes. Cranes fed by humans also have been known to damage window screens and do other property damage. This behavior is probably a response of the birds to seeing their reflection, bringing out a territorial defense behavior (scratching at windows or shiny automobiles ). Cranes also are more likely to tangle in human garbage in areas populated by people. Cranes are more likely to crash into power lines in urban areas where such aerial hazards are concentrated. Cranes attracted to people's yards for feed are put at risk as they walk across roads. Many sandhill cranes are killed each year on Florida roads (see photo ). Attracting cranes to urban areas increases the threat of predation (especially to young cranes ) by dogs or cats. Further, the cranes' diets, which normally are quite diverse, are disrupted when they eat one food item (such as corn ), consistently. Heavy pesticide use in urban lawns also is of concern. Young sandhill cranes have died from pesticide poisoning. http://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conser ve/wildlife/sandhill-cranes/
April 3 at 18:15 EST .
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Gram77 These birds are quite brazen. They don't move for cars. They stand there and you have to go around them. And not to mention the squawk they make.
April 3 at 20:15 EST .
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StormCnter You have cranes, we have wild geese who love to land and float around in private swimming pools. Homeowners are prohibited from harming them, but someone who shall remain nameless has taken a shovel and removed their nest from under her hollies. The County Agent said "just don't tell me about it".
3XALADY I never had any problem with the birds, just figured they were aerating the lawn and I enjoyed seeing them in my yard. Loved seeing the babies in the Spring and felt sorry for the one roaming around by itself because I figured it had lost its mate. Thanks for adding the picture, EC. Don't know why mine didn't work. Also am familiar with the Canadian geese as they are around here (MO ) also. Like with Mother Nature, there's always something.