This guy went out for a run, cut through the park and picked up a trio of running mates:
Merriam-Webster does not mess around:
'Whales': ? various large, aquatic, marine mammals
'Wails': ? expresses sorrow audibly
'Wales': ??????? a country in Great Britain https://t.co/cDFzDPvxjR
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) June 13, 2019
So the gutter guy cleaned the gutters yesterday and I warned him to watch out for the ducks wandering the backyard. I looked out later and he was in the grass, trying to get them to come over to him. I brought him a bag of greens and let him feed them. It is one of the wonders of ducks…everyone wants to meet them.
I sent him home with a couple of duck eggs. LOL
Much needed respite open thread…what a news day.
Those are some ballsy deer! The deer around here are very skittish.
Why is that Saint Bernard wearing a strappy sandal ?
Dorothy A. Winsor
If JoyceH is around, I wanted to tell her I enjoyed Mary Bennet and the Bingley Codex. Fun read.
Know what’s good? It’s WaterGirl’s BIRTHDAY! Happy Birthday WaterGirl, thanks for all you do for all of us!
Dorothy A. Winsor
@satby: Indeed! Happy birthday, Water Girl!
Oh sure, you folks get to enjoy deer allies. All we have are axis deer.
Happiest of days, WaterGirl! Hope you’re not spending it working!
Have a happy, WaterGirl. In fact, have two.
Dorothy A. Winsor
Fun fact: My teacher DIL has her first graders sing Happy Birthday through twice to time how long they’re supposed to spend washing their hands.
In perfect irony, the site made my birthday wishes comment for WG go poof.
Sans any link then, have a happy. In fact, have two.
Can’t watch. Why is Bernie in the video in the first place?
I thought the air smelled a little sweeter today.
Wow, good timing for once. I booked not just my first voice gig, but also my second, today. Like, within 15 minutes of each other. Already delivered on the first, the second just needs editing and noise reduction. If I can book 1 more, I will have paid my membership fees and will have turned a bit of a profit. I feel much less fail. But a bit sore of throat.
Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY WG!
You can see the strappy sandal in the still picture, can’t you? It’s pretty funny when you have your attention drawn to it.
James E Powell
Spent two hours on my knees digging weeds out of the cracks in the concrete in my backyard. Is there any other way to do this that doesn’t destroy the earth? I can barely stand up!
Ha. Yes. I see it now. I was focused on the first video and completely missed the second.
@James E Powell: I use straight vinegar or boiling water. Note these methods only work if your weeds are not near things you don’t want to die. Like in cracks or rocks
Hey, we got everything ready to go for the Portland meet up tomorrow? 7pm, and we have the venue all set? Just wondering since I have not heard anything solid regarding the venue.
@James E Powell:
Hoe with a narrow triangle-shaped blade, sharpened as needed.
Doesn’t work as well as actual weeding, but is easier on the back.
Or you could tape down black plastic strips over the cracks for a couple weeks, until the weeds die for lack of sun — but they’ll eventually reseed and come back.
Happy Birthday, WaterGirl????????
Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) Tweeted:
A Whisper Network Of Black Sorority Sisters Is Building A Grassroots Campaign For Kamala Harris In The South https://t.co/yMRc4rtZn6 interesting story by @ByRyanBrooks https://twitter.com/RosieGray/status/1138880558891708416?s=17
Adam L Silverman
@joel hanes: That St. Bernardnis bigger than you are. It can wear whatever it wants.
@satby: BTW, she doesn’t know I told ?
You so sneaky.
Happiest of birthdays, @WaterGirl!
And thanks, @satby, for letting us know!
“Don’t mind if I do.” [invades Poland]
Adam L Silverman
@cain: I’m doing an update post when I get home from the gym. Please sit by.
Today is a special day! Today my mom turns 60 years old! As the first born it was me and my mama for at least 2 years before them other folks were born and we all know the first born is ALWAYS the most special ???. So of course we have a special bond. No matter what I love her to pieces!
@lamh36: Happy birthday to your mum!
@Adam L Silverman:
My husband is out there right now and I told him I’d convey the details to him. Unfortunately, you could not find a person less likely to walk into a bar in an unfamiliar city and look for a bunch of strangers with green balloons.
@lamh36: Now I feel old. I knew my alphabet before she was born.
OT: awful Democrat Cuellar has drawn a primary opponent, one Jessica Cisneros, described as “a 26-year-old immigration lawyer”.
Maybe if she checks out, we could raise some money ?
@TaMara (HFG): Thanks. I might try that. A burdock came up in crack in the driveway and the root is too big to pull through the crack.
@lamh36: Congratulations to your mom! I must admit however, that I feel really, really old when parents of commenters on this blog are 10 years younger than me.
Happy Birthday, WaterGirl!
Happy birthday to both WaterGirl and lamh’s mom
Had my day blown all to heck,
Momma Deer decided to give birth to two fawns in the front yard, just beside the driveway, so we have been on Fawn Watch 2019 all day rather than getting stuff done.
Happy birthday Watergirl! Thanks for hanging in their while jackals howl… And for your good cheer.
Keep killing off the green as soon as it shows up, ( propane torch, sharp knife, boiling vinigar), until the root runs out of it’s stored energy, dies and rots.
J R in WV
Deer running buddies are really funny!
Happy, happy! birthday WaterGirl!!
We left the house around 12:30, wife had her annual appointment for her orthodontist work, at the mouth of the driveway where we hit the county (dirt) road, there was a young turkey in the weeds. You could just see his head above the not quite knee deep weeds.
When they’re that age, they’re curious and not too timid.
Had lunch, hit the dental office, her orthodontist had retired!!! The practice carries on, her annual maintenance and inspection is included, I guess forever. Then we got some fertilizer, some deer repellent, etc at the farm and garden center, hit Kroger’s and got home.
Dinner is in the oven…
Happy birthday WaterGirl! Our birthdays are three days apart as mine was Monday. May you have many more,all better the the last one.
@rikyrah: Great that they are assisting Kamala! Are there any black sororities in Iowa?
Kamal seems like the calm person you need in a crisis and the determined prosecutor to clear out the rotten. We can have policy after we’ve eliminated the people who have been the biggest threats to law, security, and democracy. Otherwise policy is just of words to be twisted and ignored.
@Jay: How cool. Keep safe. (Weren’t you attacked by a momma deer once?)
@Scotian: Belated Happy Birthday.
Run over, twice, wrong place, wrong time.
? ? Happy Birthday Water Girl !! ? ? ?
Nope, she was/is so close to the house that the clicks startled her, had to do the hand wave thing to calm her down. Maybe in the next few days, when she settles down.
SWMBO got cellphone video of the Momma and the fawns as the fawns fed and staggered around, so maybe in a few days, once I figure out what my you tube password is.
Mostly just sat and watched their interactions.
@Jay: Aaawww! Can’t wait. BTW, I, too have been sacked by a deer. Not pleasant.
Has everyone seen this already?
At Lander Elementary School, Mayfield Heights, Ohio
They were dancing to Old Town Road.
And the kids DANCE.
@joel hanes: Genuinely curious: What makes Cuellar so awful? I must have missed something.
Lol…my mom is young though. She was pregnant at 17 and before she turned 18, she was a married woman.
Thanks to her bad heart though, my mom tends to act like she’s much older though.
@James E Powell: White vinegar. Cheap and effective.
Rule of nature: food runs.
So I assume those deer saw this guy, recognized him as a dangerous predator, then realized he was RUNNING. Ergo, there must be something EVEN SCARIER coming this way, so better follow that dude, he seems to know what he’s doing. Now they’re growing increasingly suspicious that they can’t see or hear Godzilla, or Frankenstein, or whatever’s scary enough to make a human run. Therefore, the only explanation: INVISIBLE GODZILLASTEIN.
This is, interestingly, the same way paranoid schizophrenia works.
@lamh36: Happy Birthday to your wonderful mother. ? ?
Happy Birthday WaterGirl, and a belated HBD to Scotian! [eta] and lamh36’s mother!! I hope that your days are/were good ones.
Hang in there Scotian.
Adam is supposed to re-post later tonight. Friday 7 pm at the Rookery bar above Raven & Rose.
I am literally on the train to Portland right now. My dinner slot is in about 10 minutes. I think I’m going to have the flatiron steak. ?
@Scotian: Happy Birthday Scotian! ??❤️
Is it your deer, or did she just randomly choose your house???
I am sure that there are AKA’s in Iowa. They are everywhere?
Love it ?
Happy Birthday ???????
The ranch and farm are well known by the wildlife to be a safe space.
With the recent logging of a bunch of the neigboring forest, the wildlife count is way up.
Spring through fall it’s common to see does and fawns on the property, and the hand wave thing, ( opening and closing one hand like a clamshell) seems to be taken as a signal that we arn’t a threat.
Last winter I had to hunt down a deer. A late spring fawn had taken that year to following a doe and her older fawn around, and while she fed her while she was still nursing her fawn, she stopped tolerating the fawn once the milk dried up, and would try to run her off.
The fawn survived, following the mom and daughter around through the summer, keeping 40 to 80 yards away, but when winter came, she didn’t follow the mom down into the valley.
During the early part of the winter, we saw her around, from time to time l, and saw her tracks in the snow, but when the first big storm was forcast, I knew I had to relocate her. Sucessfully got her down into the valley where she got to join a winter herd.
@Scotian: Belated Birthday greetings!
@lamh36: and to your mom too, lamh!
OK I’ve completely lost track. Happy belated birthday to Scotian, happy b’day to Watergirl thx so much for your time & efforts, happiness to lamb36’s mom please do send to her & she’s 8 years younger than me (hah) and also including Jay’s fawns, they should get a few days’ fudge factor after all. If I’d known I would’ve baked a cake for everyone.
OT: A dear friend who’s lived in this neighborhood for over 30 yrs. is moving out to Arizona; back for a few weeks to sort out the house & finalize stuff. Got together tonight with her and another friend I just have not had any time to see for several years. Probably the last time I’ll spend talking around that table. Bittersweet.
a thousand flouncing lurkers was fidelio
Happy birthday to everyone!
Congratulations to Jay on his maternity ward!
James E Powell
A little bit on Cuellar. He votes with Trump 70%, he’s proud of his support from the NRA, he sounds like the kind of Democrat we’d all be better off without.
@James E Powell:
Plus staunch anti-abortion, and heavily beholden to the petrochemical industry.
His district will never be Ann Arbor, but the Dems can do better, and should.
David ??Merry Christmas?? Koch
@lamh36: I know thread is dead but your mother is an amazing woman who raised a beautiful family. Please give her my best!