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HungLikeJesus 09-03-2008 04:30 PM

Plus I can use the old panel for wrapping baked potatoes.

LabRat 09-03-2008 04:32 PM

Yeah!!

Evening swimming starts again tonight. I've missed it all summer when it is at the local outdoor pool in the mornings, since the high schools are closed. The scale says it's about time. Apparently I enjoyed my summer a little too much :o

glatt 09-03-2008 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shawnee123 (Post 480596)
I did it

Awesome!
:beer:

DanaC 09-03-2008 05:37 PM

It's September. I realise this is not exactly breaking news... but it occurred to me today, I go back to University this month. Here we go again!

BigV 09-03-2008 06:02 PM

Congratulations, Shawnee123.

Clodfobble 09-03-2008 06:11 PM

Let us know how it goes, Shawnee. You deserve to work for a place that appreciates you.

DucksNuts 09-03-2008 10:53 PM

Holidays...and the fact that I havent wanted to murder the boys for the week (so far :))

YAY Shawnee...keep us informed!

We are off on a guided walk of the MacDonnell Ranges...Standley Chasm mainly. Cool....the guides are kinda gorgeous :)

monster 09-03-2008 11:17 PM

Shawnee, you go, girl :D

jinx 09-04-2008 12:14 AM

That's awesome shawnee, can't wait to hear about the interview(s).

SteveDallas 09-04-2008 12:26 AM

Good job, Shawnee!! :D Whatever else happens, just taking this seemingly simple step is an important development

Sundae 09-04-2008 07:51 AM

Shawnee I am so impressed you took the first step
That's wonderful
Congratulations and fingers crossed you hear back soon

Good for you

Griff 09-04-2008 07:56 AM

Cheers Shawnee! Sometimes we just have to break the pattern.

DanaC 09-04-2008 09:05 AM

Go, go Gadget Shawnee!

Shawnee123 09-04-2008 09:19 AM

With all these votes of confidence, I'm already a winner! Thanks all! :)

classicman 09-04-2008 09:39 AM

Congrats - hope it works out for you!

BigV 09-04-2008 04:11 PM

I'm back from the dentist.

lookout123 09-04-2008 04:25 PM

BigV's back from the dentist.

footfootfoot 09-04-2008 04:34 PM

Ask him how it went.

BigV 09-04-2008 04:36 PM

How did it go?

lookout123 09-04-2008 04:39 PM

It went great. he's back isn't he?

BigV 09-04-2008 04:45 PM

What a relief! I really hate going to the dentist.

footfootfoot 09-04-2008 04:48 PM

But coming back is good, right?

BigV 09-04-2008 05:01 PM

It made me happy today.

lookout123 09-04-2008 05:01 PM

me too.

glatt 09-04-2008 05:10 PM

I'm happy just reading about it.

ZenGum 09-04-2008 10:35 PM

Post whores are making me happy.

HungLikeJesus 09-04-2008 11:42 PM

I've been wondering for a long time, is it better to be a post whore or a whore post?
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This morning I was taking out the trash and I saw a walking-stick bug on the side of the porch, so I got my camera and took some pictures, then I got my other camera and took some more pictures. Then I came in and looked up walking-stick bugs and found they make good pets.

I found a big jar and put a paper towel, a piece of butter lettuce and a stick in to the jar. Then I went out and picked up the stick bug and dropped him in too. Instead of clinging to the stick, like he was supposed to do, he fell over on his back and lay there with his little stick arms up in the air.

I set him by my monitor and checked on him through out the day, but he never moved.

I didn't bother to put a lid on the jar.

I went to class, and when I came back --- there was no stick bug in the jar.

He's a tan colored stick bug, and we have tan colored wool carpeting. I crawled around on my hands and knees for a while, then found the stick bug sitting on top of the power strip on the floor under the desk. I put him back in the jar, and now he's happily clinging to his stick.

I think I'll call him Gustav.

jinx 09-05-2008 12:01 AM

And the pictures are where?

elSicomoro 09-05-2008 12:09 AM

Sycamore is recording...new music soon.

elSicomoro 09-05-2008 04:49 PM

I lost 4 pounds this week...not sure how that happened.

And I finally got my money back from the fraudulent charges racked up on my debit card last week--$200.

HungLikeJesus 09-05-2008 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jinx (Post 481099)
And the pictures are where?

Here's Gustav. I've included fingers for scale.

lookout123 09-05-2008 05:12 PM

Quote:

I've included fingers for scale.
my monitor isn't very good. how many does he have?

kerosene 09-05-2008 05:16 PM

Gustav is cool! We did that with a praying mantis this summer with the kids. They named him cheeseball. It turned out we couldn't find enough bugs to eat, so we let him go free before he died in captivity. Still, it was fun for a bit.

BigV 09-05-2008 05:22 PM

looks like the top of a wheat stem. you should have named him phytomer.

HungLikeJesus 09-05-2008 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lookout123 (Post 481390)
my monitor isn't very good. how many does he have?

Just one. He's waving it at you.

HungLikeJesus 09-05-2008 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by case (Post 481393)
Gustav is cool! We did that with a praying mantis this summer with the kids. They named him cheeseball. It turned out we couldn't find enough bugs to eat, so we let him go free before he died in captivity. Still, it was fun for a bit.

The nice thing about stick bugs is that they eat lettuce (supposedly). I haven't seen him eat anything yet.

kerosene 09-05-2008 05:42 PM

Yeah, that is much more convenient. We had read the mantises were good pets and I suppose a pet store somewhere might have food for a pet like that.

DucksNuts 09-06-2008 08:01 AM

Errr....is he alive?

Not that I am questioning or parenting skills or anything.....

Cicero 09-06-2008 10:19 AM

I am going to pick up the puppy this morning! Finally!:D My sweetheart is finally coming home! Yea!!!

The bed is ready and the treats are in the right spots, the doggy dishes are ready and cleaned, the kennel is together, the "puppy on the go" pack is ready, the collar with dog tag is all together, the doggy shampoo is out and ready to combat ticks, the nail trimmers are out for trimming, and I am all set! Bring on the pooper I am ready!! (ooh I have to go buy papertowels)

My sweetheart, Osa, will be at home by tonight!

(please excuse the run ons I'm all excited)

HungLikeJesus 09-06-2008 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cicero (Post 481534)
I am going to pick up the puppy this morning! Finally!:D My sweetheart is finally coming home! Yea!!!

The bed is ready and the treats are in the right spots, the doggy dishes are ready and cleaned, the kennel is together, the "puppy on the go" pack is ready, the collar with dog tag is all together, the doggy shampoo is out and ready to combat ticks, the nail trimmers are out for trimming, and I am all set! Bring on the pooper I am ready!! (ooh I have to go buy papertowels)

My sweetheart, Osa, will be at home by tonight!

(please excuse the run ons I'm all excited)

You are getting a baby bear?

HungLikeJesus 09-06-2008 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DucksNuts (Post 481518)
Errr....is he alive?

Not that I am questioning or parenting skills or anything.....

No. Live things are too much responsibility.

Cicero 09-06-2008 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus (Post 481536)
You are getting a baby bear?


A baby female bear. :p

DanaC 09-06-2008 11:39 AM

brilliant. Wonderful. Enjoy it honey!

sweetwater 09-06-2008 12:04 PM

We will have another used dog in residence in a few weeks. He is the same age as our current dog (5) and is handsome and healthy. We think our girl will love having a new brother who can frolic with her and then flop down for a window-rattling snore.

sweetwater 09-06-2008 12:09 PM

And this is funny: her name is Bimbo (she came with it, we thought to change it but she doesn't mind so Bimbo she is still) and his registered name has Scholar in it, so his call name is Rhodes. Yes, we will have a Rhodes scholar and a Bimbo as our pets. :)

elSicomoro 09-06-2008 03:03 PM

Slightly off-topic: I attended a wedding just a bit ago. The groom's mother's name is Loopy...that is what is on her birth certificate.

HungLikeJesus 09-06-2008 03:24 PM

I've just released Gustav.

I said, "Fly, be free."

Unfortunately, stick bugs can't fly.

SteveDallas 09-06-2008 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus (Post 481574)
I said, "Fly, be free."

Mork from Ork homage?

sweetwater 09-06-2008 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamore (Post 481569)
Slightly off-topic: I attended a wedding just a bit ago. The groom's mother's name is Loopy...that is what is on her birth certificate.

Loopy and not Lupe?

elSicomoro 09-06-2008 08:02 PM

Loopy. We actually just talked to her at the reception, but we didn't get the story on why her name is what it is.

DanaC 09-06-2008 09:22 PM

Quote:

I've just released Gustav.

I said, "Fly, be free."

Unfortunately, stick bugs can't fly.
*laughs*

Cicero 09-07-2008 12:31 PM

Help! How soon can I get my 8 week old puppy on my sleep schedule? Is it cruel to wake her up during the day? Oh I feel like crap today...oh...still happy my puppy is settling in...Neeed sleep...:)

Undertoad 09-07-2008 12:57 PM

crate training?

Cicero 09-07-2008 02:48 PM

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Oh jeez UT. It was her first night with us and I attempted to put her in her kennel and she howled like she was being stabbed or something. So we had to go sleep on the couch, then I would fall asleep and she would crawl on my head every thirty minutes, get comfy, and kick me in the head...She is going in the kennel tonight and she is going to have to howl I guess. The plan is to ware her out today, as much as I am, oh say, right now, and hopefully she'll just pass out. She is so darned cute though, as indicated by this photo :D :

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Yes my rug is dirty. I think the reasons are obvious. ;)

morethanpretty 09-07-2008 02:50 PM

She's so cute! I am very envious. She can sleep with me, no matter how much she kicks, how can you deny that face?

limey 09-07-2008 05:25 PM

Cute? Yes!
Crate training? Hell, yes!

DanaC 09-07-2008 05:34 PM

Cicero, did you do the thing with a clock wrapped up in cloth?

If you get a small alarm clock and bundle it up under her bedding, it'll sound like her mothers heartbeat and this usually comforts them during the first few nights.


[edit] not small enough for her to chew on...

bluecuracao 09-07-2008 06:00 PM

I don't think it would be cruel to wake her up to play. We did that with Bosco when he was a kitten, and it cut down a lot on his running around and mrow-ing at night.

That cute little puppy face is killing me!

Undertoad 09-07-2008 07:38 PM

Somewhere I read that for nighttime, you might have the pup in the crate, but on a table or something so you're there, visible and at the same level.

This seemed to quiet the young ones I have had.

What a beauty!

HungLikeJesus 09-07-2008 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 481812)
Cicero, did you do the thing with a clock wrapped up in cloth?

If you get a small alarm clock and bundle it up under her bedding, it'll sound like her mothers heartbeat and this usually comforts them during the first few nights.


[edit] not small enough for her to chew on...

I put my ear up to my clock but I couldn't hear anything.

It's digital.


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