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monster 05-08-2011 09:19 AM

I had the same initial reaction when i learned this is the normal way to buy chicks, Dana, but it's not like they're just shoved in an envelope and squeezed through the letterbox. And because it's the norm, the mail carriers are used to handling them. They dont get fed and watered en route, but generally the journey doesn't take too long. There is a new ordinance here allowing city dwellars to keep up to four chickens, so lots of my friends have been getting chicks by mail. Not many casualties, by all accounts.

DanaC 05-08-2011 09:31 AM

ok. That seems reasonable. As does the fact that it is the only way to maintain heritage breed stock.

*smiles*

I feel reassured.


[eta] Though...I am still somewhat bemused by the abortion comment...

Sundae 05-08-2011 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Griff (Post 731962)
Hatchlings do have a high mortality rate, but you can blame Darwin for that.

Does he work for the US Mail now?! :eek:

Big Sarge 05-08-2011 10:31 AM

We'll see how this works with the mail. I sent a few chicks to Sundae and we'll see how they make it

Sundae 05-08-2011 10:46 AM

I'll eat them regardless. AND take photos.
Wait, shouldn't this be in the cunning linguist thread?

DanaC 05-08-2011 11:08 AM

Yeah.

Kinda lingers right?

Sundae 05-08-2011 11:29 AM

I was at the May Fayre at school all morning.
I loved it, only came home when I did because Mia was waiting for her lunch.

I wish I'd made a couple of big cakes for the cake stall after all.
There were only four, and they sold in the first hour. There were lots of little home-made cakes, and over double that number of bought ones. People do go for the home-made ones though. We were selling them for 4!

I saw a lot of my littlies. E & J turned up at my stall and promptly bought cakes their mothers had made - bless.
K was there with a Dad and sister, and an oriental woman. Could not have been the mother of either of them, simply going on skin tone (both very fair and very blonde) so must be step-mum. Surprised myself for being surprised.

Saw Tennant with his Mum. Apparently I am flavour of the month, everythng he says at home includes my name. Even when they were setting out for the Fayre he asked him Mum if I would be there. It may not last, but let me bask in unconditional admiration for a little while.

Kat was there, our problem child. I have posted about her before but I can't remember what name I used. She's the scowling dwarfish child who I have deliberately set out to woo. I was able to continue my assault on her when her Mum made a beeline for me. We sat on straw bales for about 30 mins to watch a Judo display. Kat had not spoken to anyone else all day. Not surprised, her mother is so keen to jump in and tell all her problems... Anyway I drew her out. Mum checked my name (Kat had replaced an L with an R) so obviously she has also spoken about me, despite Mum's claim that she says nothing about what she does at school.

I also saw Grace, my little chick from last year. She went to another school in September. So I made a fuss of her and she was delighted. She gave me one word answers but huge smiles. Children turn their loquacity on and off so quickly. Shyness. Sigh. Still, she came running over to me so I didn't feel I was imposing.

AND I took part in the Teachers vs PTA tug of war. We were trounced. Dismal failure. But there were three ladies on our team (plus me - not a lady) so at least the girls showed their fighting spirit. I think there were approx 20 on their team to our 10! Not whinging though, all great fun and I was so flattered to be asked. And no, I wasn't the anchor. Mr W is twice my size! And has a bigger beard.

Oh and finally I won some wine on the Tombola. Lovely!

Sorry to rattle on. With the 'rents away you're my only outlet when I've done something fun.

Griff 05-08-2011 11:41 AM

Glad to hear about it Sundae!

limey 05-08-2011 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Sarge (Post 731982)
We'll see how this works with the mail. I sent a cock to Sundae and we'll see how it makes it

FTFY

Aliantha 05-08-2011 07:18 PM

Sorry to have offended you Dana. It just seems to have a parallel for me. The whole idea of eggs and stages of development etc. At what point does the egg become a chicken. Is it before hatching when the chick is fully formed or not till after?

I hope you get what I mean.

DanaC 05-08-2011 07:22 PM

Ahhh. Ok yes, that makes sense.

I wasnt offended by what you said, I was just confused :p

morethanpretty 05-09-2011 12:56 AM

Got my last paper submitted! 6min before it was due...but hey...at least I got this one done. I hope to get a B, do not think I'll get an A, I just didn't have enough to say about myself.

morethanpretty 05-09-2011 01:38 AM

I was sooo close to an A! I got a 240 out of 300, 247 would have given me an A for the class! I have one test on Tues, with the potential of raising my grade 12 points, but I should probably not risk it and do another extra credit assignment also...

Damn! So close!

Griff 05-09-2011 06:38 AM

Go mtp!

monster 05-09-2011 08:31 AM

How on earth does a paper get graded so fast?

infinite monkey 05-09-2011 09:34 AM

Happy yesterday: watched the 5 year old niece's dance recital. Fun! And fast. Those things are fun in smaller doses.

And I ran into a guy I went to HS with. We talked for a minute and he said "You look exactly the same!" "No I don't." "Yeah, you really do."

I've been feeling dumpy and lumpy and gross, so it was nice to hear.

limey 05-09-2011 09:39 AM

:cool: The Tickets Have Landed

lookout123 05-09-2011 12:06 PM

Last night we had fresh cilantro from the garden in our taco mix. Our roma tomatos are only a few days away from being ready too.

It tastes so much better when you grow it yourself.

Sundae 05-09-2011 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by limey (Post 732191)
:cool: The Tickets Have Landed

WOOOHOOOO!

plthijinx 05-09-2011 03:14 PM

holy shyt! i called ZA just now to shake the bushes as i haven't had any work from him lately and to let him know the schedule i have at the track now that i'm a manager. BAM!! INTERVIEW tomorrow morning in west houston and i'm going to take a drug test here in the next half hour. SAWHEEEEEEEET!! i called and talked to the interviewer and he was already impressed. i was forthright with him (to a degree obviously) and told him when he asked if i had any experience with control panels, 120v, 277, 480 24vdc etc. i told him i have 20 years experience and mentioned that i quit engineering to go fly but am now back in engineering and have been working with ZA since January. yyyyyeesssssssssss!

SamIam 05-09-2011 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lookout123 (Post 732232)
Last night we had fresh cilantro from the garden in our taco mix. Our roma tomatos are only a few days away from being ready too.

It tastes so much better when you grow it yourself.

You'll pay for that early harvest when it gets up to 110+ farenheit this summer! :eek:

footfootfoot 05-09-2011 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lookout123 (Post 732232)
Our roma tomatos are only a few days away from being ready too.

It tastes so much better when you grow it yourself.

Our roma tomatos are only a few weeks away from being ready to transplant and only a few months away from being ready to harvest. GO ARCTIC!!!

agreed, it does taste so much better when you grow it yourself, thank god we don't need to survive on what we can grow ourselves...

plthijinx 05-09-2011 03:59 PM

Fresh roma tomato is da bomb! Wish i had some plants at the house. As it stands gonna stop by the store on my way home from the peepee test clinic and pick up some roma maters to com with the fish I'm cooking for supper...

Clodfobble 05-09-2011 04:49 PM

We abandoned the idea of tomatoes this year, we've just had terrible luck getting them to grow at all. I don't know what we're doing wrong.

But the zucchini, butternut squash, and onions are all doing fantastic. Giant orange blooms all over the zucchini, I had no idea they could flower so much. OH! And the blackberry and blueberry bushes! I'm so excited for this year. The bell peppers are off to a very slow start though, definitely not as bountiful as last year and I'm afraid they might not work out at all.

morethanpretty 05-09-2011 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monster (Post 732174)
How on earth does a paper get graded so fast?

I submitted online. Saw my prof was still up on facebook (he's a night time person) and told him to get to grading! He left a critique even so its obvious he read it.

lookout123 05-09-2011 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clodfobble (Post 732329)
We abandoned the idea of tomatoes this year, we've just had terrible luck getting them to grow at all. I don't know what we're doing wrong.

But the zucchini, butternut squash, and onions are all doing fantastic. Giant orange blooms all over the zucchini, I had no idea they could flower so much. OH! And the blackberry and blueberry bushes! I'm so excited for this year. The bell peppers are off to a very slow start though, definitely not as bountiful as last year and I'm afraid they might not work out at all.

Wait, have you been looking at my garden? That is a great description of ours right now if you replace blackberry with strawberry.

plthijinx 05-09-2011 05:53 PM

not only is it an interview, i just found out that i may be hired on the spot! double sawheeeeeet!

lookout123 05-09-2011 05:54 PM

As a gardener? That's awesome!

plthijinx 05-09-2011 05:56 PM

lol! nah, control panel checkouts. make sure that they are wired right before being shipped to the field.

lookout123 05-09-2011 05:57 PM

Well, that's less earthy but totally awesome as well.

fargon 05-09-2011 06:03 PM

I got my fishing license today, only $3.00 'cuz I'm a disabled veteran.

DanaC 05-09-2011 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plthijinx (Post 732344)
not only is it an interview, i just found out that i may be hired on the spot! double sawheeeeeet!

Oooh. Bloody hell, that's rather an exciting turn of events. Excellent.

plthijinx 05-09-2011 06:09 PM

you bet it is! i called ronnie and told him about it. he said we'd work around me opening on fridays if i get the job. but i did state that i have NO intentions of quitting. and i won't. my coworkers at the track are a second family to me. i'd do anything for them possible. (well, most of them anyways, can't say i like the users and abusers...aka druggies.)

zippyt 05-09-2011 07:40 PM

YEEEHHAAWW !! Good Luck Dude !!!

we have Blooms on Our (to)Matter Plants ,
The squach and Zucks are full of flowers ,
the cabbage and Lettus didnt make it it seems

plthijinx 05-09-2011 08:18 PM

Ty. I so wish i had a garden. I hated absolutely hated working the land as a kid. Dad made me help him. Maybe that's why...now he's gone and i want a garden. I miss you dad. Happy fathers day early pops.

footfootfoot 05-09-2011 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plthijinx (Post 732356)
i'd do anything for them possible. (well, most of them anyways, can't say i like the users and abusers...aka druggies.)

"Hey, bra, hold this for me for a minute will you? Thanks, bra, I'll be right back."

"Whatcha got there son?..."

plthijinx 05-10-2011 10:38 AM

Lol, right 3foot!

Ahem, i got the job. I start tomorrow morning at 7:00 am. Yay!

DanaC 05-10-2011 10:39 AM

Woot! Excellent news.

Trilby 05-10-2011 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plthijinx (Post 732523)
Ahem, i got the job. I start tomorrow morning at 7:00 am. Yay!

YAAAAY!

That is such great news, filthy! good for you!

HungLikeJesus 05-10-2011 10:42 AM

So now you have two jobs? That's great!

infinite monkey 05-10-2011 10:44 AM

YAY Filthy Pilot!

glatt 05-10-2011 11:03 AM

That right there is fucking awesome!

limey 05-10-2011 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plthijinx (Post 732523)
...

Ahem, i got the job. I start tomorrow morning at 7:00 am. Yay!

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 732524)
Woot! Excellent news.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brianna (Post 732525)
YAAAAY!

That is such great news, filthy! good for you!

Quote:

Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus (Post 732527)
So now you have two jobs? That's great!

Quote:

Originally Posted by infinite monkey (Post 732528)
YAY Filthy Pilot!

Quote:

Originally Posted by glatt (Post 732542)
That right there is fucking awesome!

What they said! With knobs on!!

DanaC 05-10-2011 11:05 AM

Filthy knobs?

plthijinx 05-10-2011 11:07 AM

come here! i got yer filthy knob for ya! :p:

yeppers i am the proud owner of two jobs!!


eta: thanks all!!

limey 05-10-2011 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plthijinx (Post 732547)
come here! i got yer filthy knob for ya! :p:

yeppers i am the proud owner of two knobs!!


eta: thanks all!!

FIFY

plthijinx 05-10-2011 11:16 AM

LMFAO limey!!

monster 05-10-2011 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by limey (Post 732552)
Quote:

Originally Posted by plthijinx (Post 732547)
come here! i got yer filthy knob for ya! :p:

yeppers i am the proud owner of two knobs!!


eta: thanks all!!

FILTHY

FTFY, limey

monster 05-10-2011 11:22 AM

congrats filthy. Now, can you put in a word for wolf? They must need someone to keep all you nutters in line....

plthijinx 05-10-2011 11:27 AM

Ty and right on! Heck we could use her at the track as well!

footfootfoot 05-10-2011 11:34 AM

Great News Philthy!

monster 05-10-2011 11:34 AM

humph my funneh got the orphan post position again.

DanaC 05-10-2011 11:35 AM

I thought it was funneh.

However I think that lot might be a stretch even for Wolf's calming talents.

Clodfobble 05-10-2011 02:19 PM

Rock on, Fred! I'm glad it's all starting to work out for you.

plthijinx 05-11-2011 01:31 AM

Thanks clod! And i caught your funneh too monnie!
Only thing that sucks us i just now got home from the track. Its almost 12:30. Alarm goes off at 5:15. Ugh. Whining, not complaining! I'm more than doubling my income so that makes me smile. And 3foot? I like the spelling of philthy! Ya nutteh!

Sundae 05-11-2011 11:09 AM

Today, Tiger asked me to tell him before I went home.
I usually slip out quietly because I either leave during afternoon registration on my short days, or while the afternoon topics are being introduced on my medium days. I do say goodbye on Thursdays, because he works with me one-to-one before I leave.

So that felt like a breakthrough and I agreed I would from now on.

When I told him it was time for me to leave he put his arms around me and kissed my cheek! I smiled all the way home. Tiger is quite a kissy child when he trusts someone - I've seen him kiss at least three classmates - male and female - as well as his little sister and both his parents. I'm very flattered, but I won't allow it to become a routine, as that's not my role. I might see if we can have a simple secret handshake or something.

Still smiling though.

infinite monkey 05-11-2011 11:29 AM

Very cool SG. :)

Gravdigr 05-11-2011 05:17 PM

This morning, I woke up before Baby. It was light already, and the sun was filtering through blinds on the window. The slatted light hit her just so. I lay there for probably a half-hour, just watching her sleep. Watching her breathe. Listening to her barely audible little grunts and noises she makes in her sleep.

I do loves me some Baby.:D

There might be a poem in there somewhere.

DanaC 05-11-2011 05:24 PM

Is 'Baby' the name you've given her on the Cellar for anonymity, or do you actually call her that?

Tulip 05-11-2011 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plthijinx (Post 732885)
Only thing that sucks us i just now got home from the track. Its almost 12:30. Alarm goes off at 5:15. Ugh. Whining, not complaining! I'm more than doubling my income so that makes me smile.

Poor thing. And you can't even rest on the weekends. At least you're smiling, a weary one, but it's still a smile. Congrats, by the way. :)


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