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Memories of 21, 42, 63 ... the 84th meandering

 
 
teenyboone
 
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Reply Thu 10 Dec, 2009 05:50 pm
@Stradee,
Stradee,
Made potato soup, with diced chicken, mushrooms, celery, onions, garlic, parsley & a little black pepper. It's a hearty soup on a cold day like this! Did a little shopping early today, while the sun was out, but the wind was really blustery!

A confession about the soup. It's a mix called Bear Creek, that you just boil 8 cups of water and add the dry mix. The 1st time I tried it, I fixed it according to package directions. The 2nd time, I sauteed all the above in a little olive oil, then added the water and soup mix. Tastes like homemade from scratch!

My sinuses have been acting up and I'm going to see the doctor tomorrow. Nothing serious, but nagging, so my best bet is to get something to dry them up. No flu symptoms though. I knew that my feeling good wouldn't last. Guess it's my turn, again. All clicked for today. Waiting for the next storm to come through! It's 35, right now and falling.


danon5
 
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Reply Thu 10 Dec, 2009 06:32 pm
@teenyboone,
Yeah, teeny - the cold is heading your way. ehBeth should be under a lotta snow by now. sumac, probably has cold rain. It's the same weather that gave us temps in the 20's last night.

Stay warm all - you and your 20's also, Stradee. grin

ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 10 Dec, 2009 06:38 pm
@danon5,
clicked

some snow here - not piles of it though - that's a bit north and east of here

cold enough for pre-winter though

just a bit brrrrrrrrr-y
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 10 Dec, 2009 06:40 pm
@teenyboone,
teeny, that soup sounds yum

we like to have homemade tater soup, especially with good turkey sausage in it

yum - good idea for the weekend
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Stradee
 
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Reply Thu 10 Dec, 2009 07:49 pm
@teenyboone,
Dan, temps today - 40's - tonight - 25. brrr

Drove to town with no probs. At home though, garage driveway super icy - challenging but managed navigating without harming either the truck or garage structure. Two inches of clearance on either side a bit dicey.

(laughing)

Teeny, sounds scrumptious!

Cooked zuchinni with onions and galic...simmered for about a half hour...then salad, pasta, and dessert. Baking rice pudding as i type this.

Winter and weather changes play havoc on my sinuses also, plus the cats are indoors all day because of the cold. Vacuuming daily and a Claritin-D tab twice weekly seems to help...

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Late clicks today. So busy with the holidays, etc.

Keep warm, wildclickers

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teenyboone
 
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Reply Fri 11 Dec, 2009 07:32 am
@Stradee,
O-Boy, Stradee
Woke up to 22 degrees with a "feels like" temperature of 6! Staying in and cooking grits this morning. It's a "grits day"! Stay warm everyone. All clicked for today.
Stradee
 
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Reply Fri 11 Dec, 2009 11:40 am
@teenyboone,
Heat wave!!! 50 degrees and rain!

Yum, fried grits and marinara!

My God! 6 degrees and i was complaining! brrr

A stay at home day for me also. Wondering what Christmas Day will be like weatherwise. Traveling this year to the Bay area to celebrate with family and friends.

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danon5
 
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Reply Fri 11 Dec, 2009 06:31 pm
@Stradee,
Can I go!! Can I go !! I just love the Bay Area - both sides of it. San Francisco is where I had my very first taste of Chinese food - in a REAL Chinese restaurant of course. That was early 1967!!!!!!!

ehBeth will know what I had for dinner this evening - Cauliflower boiled until tender with breadcrumbs fried in butter spread all over it. Mmmmmm

We are back to our normal temps now - 40 - 50's day and 30 - 40''s at night.

Stradee
 
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Reply Fri 11 Dec, 2009 07:05 pm
@danon5,
San Francisco was where i had my very first taste of anything...born and raised in the bay area and boy do i ever miss the food too!

My fav was lunching at the wharf...fresh crab, french bread, salad
...and the coffee ! Nothing like it in the world.



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Stradee
 
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Reply Sat 12 Dec, 2009 03:05 pm
Good earthturn, wildclickers!

Rain rain rain....hurrah!

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UK's Vista telescope takes stunning images of space
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46900000/jpg/_46900664_vista1.jpg

The first images have been revealed from a telescope that can map the sky much faster and deeper than any other.

The Vista (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) is dedicated to mapping the sky in infrared light.

Spectacular images, including some of the centre of our Milky Way, show, astronomers say, that the UK-designed telescope is working "extremely well".

More Images at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8407834.stm

High Seas
 
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Reply Sat 12 Dec, 2009 04:28 pm
@Stradee,
Infrared on that new telescope is magic - this is the heart of our own Milky Way, not sure what the hot item near the top is - thanks, Stradee!
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46900000/jpg/_46900594_vista2.jpg
danon5
 
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Reply Sat 12 Dec, 2009 06:47 pm
@High Seas,
Fantastic pics ------ I love to look at those and imagine.

Helen, the Bright object is probably the Black Hole at the center of our Galaxy. We are moving at approx 1/4 million miles per hour - or was it seconds? - in a very large circle around the center - along with all the rest of the stuff - all the while getting closer and closer to the center.

In the mean time - thanks all for saving another tree today.

Here is something to LOL about before we hit center.
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Why Men Should Never Have a Gossip Column
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Dear John,
I hope you can help me. The other day I set off for work, leaving my husband in the house watching TV. My car stalled and then it broke down about a mile down the road. I had to walk back to get my husband's help. When I arrived home I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom with the neighbors daughter! I'm 32 and my husband is 34, the neighbors daughter is 19. We have been married for 10 years. When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted they had been having an affair for the past 6 months. He won't go to counseling, and I'm afraid I'm a wreck and need advice urgently. Can you please help me?
Sincerely, Sheila

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The man's advice ===hehehe
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Dear Sheila,
A car stalling after being driven only a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the vacuum lines and hoses on the intake manifold and also check all grounding wires. If none of these things solves the problem, it could be the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the injectors.
Hope this helps.
John

Stradee
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 02:01 pm
@danon5,
Quite beautiful, and amazing clarity too. Helen.

Astrophysicist Fulvio Melia believes that by the end of this decade we will have proof that at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, there is what he describes as 'a brooding behemoth', a supermassive black hole.

His interview: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ss/stories/s917636.htm

They're still not certain though and i guess we've much to learn about our galaxy and the universe. Facinating

Dan, can you imagine a star moving at 7000 km per minute? Me neither.

ah, Laughing ... "Why Men Should Never Have A Gossip Column"

Gotta luv John's answer that btw, makes perfect sense. (laughing)

Good day all ~

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danon5
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 03:33 pm
@Stradee,
Hi all --------- Wishing all had a good weekend. But, it's over now.
hehe - How's THAT for a downer??

Stradee, 7000 km per min is approx 73,000 mph - really slow in celestial terms. That's about the speed of an average asteroid or meteor.

Yes, the Advice Man's response was actually really good and right on in the mechanics search for answers category. LOL

Stradee
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 04:40 pm
@danon5,
A very wintery past two days...well the last 5 days...and more rain on the way! I am not complaining and neither is Tahoe or the rest of the state. awsome!

Well, that amount of speed may be slow in celestial terms, but taching 73,000 mph on a meteor just seems dangerous to me. How in the heck can astronauts gauge when a meteor or speeding space stuff will do a fly by. scary



danon5
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 08:48 pm
@Stradee,
You are right to worry - the space station is just plain lucky to not have a hit. One even the size of a green pea would be catastrophic. I've heard or read something years ago that there are an average of over 1000 pieces of space debris and junk that land on the earth each day. Just days ago I heard on the Nat'l news that a piece of a meteor hit close by a youngster. Happens all the time. And, the sheer number of pieces of garbage we humans have put in orbit is unimaginable. The last Space Shuttle mission had to divert to be missed by some trash we put up there. Sad. But, just think - there is always the Moon we can trash up. Oh, we have already started doing that.

Well, another tree saved by the Wildclickers!!!!!

Anyone care to start a new thread????????????????
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 08:55 pm
@danon5,
clicked
reading

hard to believe it's already Third Advent

How did that happen?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 07:57 am
@danon5,
danon and other railroad-interested folks - here is a thread that might appeal to you

http://able2know.org/topic/139165-1
danon5
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 06:58 pm
@ehBeth,
Thanks ehBeth - I'm at the thread.

clicked
High Seas
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 04:32 pm
@Stradee,
More amazing pictures - and yes, this is a photograph. Some astronomer named the whole thing "the blob" Smile
Quote:
Dubbed a Lyman-alpha blob, an enormous cloud of hydrogen gas spans several hundred thousand light-years in this remarkable image (left), a composite of x-ray, optical, and infrared data from space and ground based observatories. ...Illustrated close up in the right hand panel, radiation and outflows from the active galaxy are thought to be a source for energizing and heating the blob's hydrogen gas.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090702.html
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0907/labs900_multiCXC.jpg
 

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