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   MeiDei  Optical illusion - what do you see?
   Yesterday at 12:07 EST .



   Gram77  2 men in the tree tops??
Yesterday at 12:17 EST .


   FlatCityGirl  It's a woman sitting in the middle of the two trees with a man on either side of her. Look to the right just at the base of the tree and tell me if that's what it looks like.
Yesterday at 12:45 EST .


   MeiDei  OH MY! It seems so : )how'd I miss THAT? FCG has it right - can you see the gal between the kneeling men Gram? Her back is to us and she's looking down & to the right (shameless hussy or blushing damsel? )
Yesterday at 13:10 EST .


   FlatCityGirl  I think the main body of the picture is what the lady asleep on the grass is dreaming about. At lest, that's the message I got from it.
Yesterday at 13:31 EST .


   MeiDei  Makes sense, but ménage à trois comes to mind & if so the sleeper needs to wake up & visit the Weird but True wall. : )
Yesterday at 16:18 EST .


   Gram77  Think FlatCityGirl has got it.
Yesterday at 17:32 EST .


   FlatCityGirl  Okay. Everyone take a real close look at that picture. Look at the three arms. Look at the men's long faces/beards. Look at the way the trees are shaped. Look at the way the tree trunks shape the arms/bodies.

Now tell me what you see.
Yesterday at 18:59 EST .




   Safetydude  Years and years ago I was in Ft. Lauderdale with a group to accomplish our open water SCUBA certification. Then the next day we were taking a bus to Key Biscayne to do a drift dive back to Lauderdale, for one more night.
Well, the open water certification went fine and we were looking forward to the the dive the next day.
Waaael, sometime during the middle of the night we were told we would have leave the hotel because of the weather coming in. The dive was cancelled and we started to head north to get away from the coming hurricane. My dive buddy and his wife had flown down from Atlanta but now they couldn't get a flight out of Lauderdale so they joined Miss Tina and me in my car and the four of us headed north on I-95. We soon realized that was a looser so we went back to A1-A cruised on up to Daytona beach, checked into two adjoining rooms in a beachfront hotel and settled down with adult beverages to watch the storm out in the Atlantic. As we were watching the surfers and people on the beach a TV camera crew set up on the beach, almost below us. We turned on the TV in our room and watched the reporterette standing right where the surf broke on the beach, her loose hair and raincoat blowing in the wind, telling us how bad the storm was. We sat on the balcony and watched her on the beach, with people walking behind the cameraman, while at the same time we could see the image on the TV.
What a crock! The people were out in the surf and the rain having a fun time and she was telling us the world was going to end.
Never trusted the weatherguessers on TV since.
June 7 at 21:08 EST .

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   MeiDei  Right on! My brother lived in FL for many years & grew complacent over the hyped weather reports. After one fierce storm & sink holes swallowing cars I asked him if he evacuated & if any damage - he replied w/news of water damage --- in the one room they neglected to close a window! : )
My grandfather was able to read the weather by watching a tall factory chimney across the river by watching how the smoke came out. Some of us rely on our knees.
June 8 at 16:47 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  SD, we have watched many storms from The Deck at New Smyrna beach with adult beverages ! However after losing 15 trees and half the roof over the master bedroom, spending 5 mo. in the guest room after the 2004 multiple hurricanes, I watch the weather and like MD says I pay attention to my knees and wrists. We have Dade Co approved shutters and the roof was saved by clips but lost the shingles so a lot of water damage.
June 11 at 19:04 EST .

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   Safetydude  I'm sorry about your loss and your extended suffering, Ec.
Did you evacuate your home and come back to find the damage, or did you poo-poo any warnings and ride it out?
My point was, and is, that the weather guessers are more interested in drama than being correct.
Can you think of any other group of paid professionals that can be wrong so consistently as TV weather guessers?
Back in the day, we used to get weather briefings as part of our pre-flight briefings every morning, prior to the start of the flying day. Our 'Wing King' would introduce our(female )Met officer as "Stormy, the weather guesser".

These are the same people who are trying to tell us what the weather will be 50 years, or so, from now and they can't get the weather right for the next twenty-four hours.
My $.05 worth.
June 12 at 11:33 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  The first one was Charlie and DH had his high profile rig going North. I was home & that one was not that bad, nothing a good bottle of wine didn't fix. The next 3 taught us lessons, like not picking up shingles in the yard, most had snakes hiding underneath. Every where has something, I will take hurricanes over fires or tornadoes and don't miss the snow and black ice.
June 12 at 12:21 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  You two [Safetydude and EC] live in Florida, and I would trust you both to know the area you live in, and when to take a weather report seriously and when to blow it off. You may not always be right, but I figure you’re right more often that you’re wrong.

I turn on the Weather Channel around 5am every day for no other reason than there isn’t a darned thing on anywhere else. I quit FOX well over two years ago, so I’m pretty much stuck for early morning programs. I have a lot of friends and family scattered around the country and I like to know what kind of weather they are experiencing. I just have to filter out the hysteria.

Right now, Cantori and the Bimbos [sounds like a ‘60's rock band] are hysterical about the heat. I guess none of them looked at a calendar and realized that it’s summer and it’s supposed to be hot.

They make up words to boost the hysteria. If we hear something like “Tour-Con” we’re supposed to run for the cellar. I think it has something to do with tornados. Maybe it’s hurricanes. I can’t remember. Anyway, that’s one of those “dog whistle” words that the Democrats are always talking about, and we’re supposed to get really excited and scared.

In all seriousness, hurricanes are really nothing to make light of. I’ve been in three hurricane evacuations –twice off of the Outer Banks, and off of Jekyll Island, in Hugo in 1989, when Charleston was so hard hit. It’s nothing that I ever want to go through again.
June 21 at 10:24 EST .




   StormCnter  Linder, I spent most of my Friday at the Property Tax Protest Hearings for my county. The parking lots were full, the little hearing cubicles were full and it was a busy busy place. When I had finished my presentation and got my ruling from the three person TAD board to which I was assigned (plus a rep from the appraiser's office ), one of the men walked me to the exit and encouraged me to apply for a position there. He said it's a two-year term, pays nothing but per diem, but is hugely interesting. He said, "But you have to give up your summers". I don't need the job, but I'm always intrigued by doing something productive and meaningful. I'm considering it. Any Connection members ever done this sort of thing?
June 7 at 15:15 EST .

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   Linder  Indulge me in a little whine....I agreed to sit on the primary election board and that means I go for training tomorrow afternoon and spend Tuesday from 7am until 9pm at the election site. Even tho I don't like to give up my time I know it's important to participate in government.
June 2 at 21:14 EST .

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   Alice  Thanks for doing it :- ) I hope you and the others on the board plan tasty refreshments for election day, too! You'll likely need them. Even if you only drink water, it needs to be good for a long day like that. I hope all goes smoothly for your state and the other 4.
June 3 at 18:27 EST .

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   StormCnter  I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to help with our local elections, sometimes as judge and sometimes just one of the worker bees, but it's a treat and accomplishes something at the same time.
June 8 at 14:03 EST .

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   BirdsNest  THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FOR 2016 WAS TOO CLOSE TO CALL.
Neither Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump had enough votes to win.
There was much talk about ballot recounting, court challenges, etc.,
but a week-long ice fishing competition seemed a sportsmanlike way to
settle things.
The candidate that caught the most fish at the end of the week would
win the election.

After much back and forth discussion, it was decided that the contest
would take place on a remote frozen lake in northern Minnesota.
There were to be no observers present.

Both candidates were to be sent out separately on this isolated lake
and return at 5pm with their catch for counting and verification by a
team of neutral parties.

At the end of the first day Donald Trump returned to the starting line
with 10 fish.
Soon Hillary returned with no fish.

Well, everyone assumed she was just having a bad day or something and
hopefully, she would catch up the next day.
At the end of the 2nd day, Trump came in with 20 fish and CLINTON
AGAIN WITH NONE.

That evening, the democrats got together secretly and said, "I think
Donald Trump is a low-life, cheatin' son-of-a-gun. TOMORROW, DON'T
BOTHER FISHING. Just spy on him and see how he is cheating!"

The next night (after Trump returns with 50 fish ) the democrats got
together for the report of how the republicans were cheating.

Clinton said, "YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS, HE'S CUTTING HOLES IN
THE ICE!!!"

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Not too many things make me laugh out loud anymore, but this one hit my funny bone.
June 2 at 06:39 EST .

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   Linder  Just home from the Iowa GOP Convention. What a great day. Iowa Republicans definitely showed our appreciation for our Senators Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst, our longest serving Governor in the U.S., Gov. Branstad and our 3 (out of 4 ) District Congressmen. So many standing O's. I've been a delegate to these conventions for the past 40 years and enthusiasm was as high today as I've ever seen it. Heard nothing but assurances of support for Donal Trump. What a great day!
May 21 at 22:12 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Fabulous. I was wondering where you were. Glad it was a good experience.
May 22 at 06:45 EST .

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   MeiDei  Something hidden in plain sight - find & name it.
   May 21 at 20:41 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I am using the cell phone for internet access and can't quite see the image. I may have the answer. Maybe not.
May 22 at 06:48 EST .

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   MeiDei  You might have to tip the screen in different angles to get the light right : )
May 22 at 10:48 EST .

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   Gram77  I'm stuck. Old eyes I guess.
May 24 at 13:48 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I saw black dog but was waiting for others
May 25 at 05:46 EST .

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   MeiDei  EC for the win! Glad your eyes are better! Black dog on black rug.
May 25 at 08:50 EST .

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   BirdsNest  http://www.dietoflife.com/this-is-what-happens-to-your-body-
when-you-consume-okra/


I know it should have gone on the Health and Diet wall but maybe no one goes there.
May 16 at 20:34 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Highlight of my day....bought some mascarpone cheese. Have never tasted it all by itself. So good.
May 5 at 19:51 EST .

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   MeiDei  I have the feeling you just may try making it yourself! : )
May 6 at 22:03 EST .

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   MeiDei  We've waited patiently for one of these -
What do you see in this picture - look closely, lots to find beyond the obvious.

   May 2 at 22:07 EST .

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   MeiDei  Click on the photo to make bigger and find the man w/his team of sled dogs.
May 3 at 07:33 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  If you're not the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
May 3 at 19:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  You're too funny! Did you spot them?
May 3 at 20:26 EST .

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   Gram77  Nice bear : )
May 3 at 21:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  Good eye Gram, now find the man & sled team.
May 3 at 22:06 EST .

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   Gram77  I saw the dogs first (to the left ) but couldn't resist remarking about the bear.
May 4 at 07:20 EST .

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   MeiDei  And he man ? he is ??? : )
May 4 at 12:42 EST .

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   Gram77  Am I getting points for this?? I think he has mustash. And no negatives for spelling!!!
May 4 at 13:14 EST .

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   MeiDei  You have him, go to the top of the mountain for a ride of your life : ) Ear muffs & warm gloves provided.
May 4 at 14:10 EST .

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