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dernwyn
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Feb 20, 12:56pm

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I've got a stack of books building up, for when I can finally not bother with the 5:30 a.m. alarm! Laugh (For me, the pandemic meant lots of time to do repair and cleaning of the books in the school library where I work.)

Neil Gaiman is fantastic! Having multiple reads is the best way to do it, you have something handy for whatever "reading mood" you're in. Cool


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dernwyn
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Feb 20, 1:09pm

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Not surprising that people would have that fear, so many had no idea or could not comprehend how the vaccine worked. I can just imagine some wack getting the inoculation, then turning to his friends and saying, "Mooo...".

So glad about the mountain snowpack, your area has been in dire need of it!

There's one with Marvin the Martian? I've gotta go find that!


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grammaboodawg
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Feb 20, 3:28pm

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I'm so glad you're okay, but what an ordeal! All the state's torment is hard to fathom. Yeah, heard about the flight south. That kind of cold over so many days is traumatic. I had the power go out in an ice storm for 3 days, came back on in the 4th with ice-covered roads... so my heart was breaking for Texas... especially for those who lost loved ones and homes are destroyed. I even had coats on my dogs. It's the reason I put in a fireplace and store loads of food/water just like you did. *high five* Well done! Smart lessons learned from living in the north ;)

I hope you can reschedule your appts/zoom. It looks like it will be a long time before life gets back to normal. So many stores' shelves are completely empty! It would be a good time to have a plumber in the family.

Hang in there, m'dear... and thank you for letting us know how your are. Please keep us updated. *more hugs*




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grammaboodawg
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Feb 20, 3:34pm

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Good One! I'll have to try that. Although I have had deep-fried vanilla Oreos! Green beans! Pickles! Yummy!
They should make a special red-coloured-chocolate Mars bar in celebration.




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Feb 20, 4:03pm

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It's always such a nasty unknown when you're hunting for just one little spot in this wide-wide world! Hopefully it will be exactly something you can be excited about doing and is a bridge-builder for your future experiences.

Pizza is almost as good as your g'daddy getting his first shot! What a relief... especially once he gets his second. That one isn't so stressful because you know it's a done deal and you have a date/time set.

I hope you have a great weekend... and good luck on the hunt!




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Feb 20, 4:20pm

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I'm glad it wasn't as dangerous as it could have been; but it's because tptb are so aggressive in their response to any threat. I'm hoping we'll develop that same strong prevention in our near future.

Good times with family is always so great! I'm glad you had the chance to hang out and have some laughs. Isn't it wild how hard we can laugh at the stuff we did in our youth?

I hope you have some very fine weather over the next month or two. I know when I was there in March (2010/2018), it was fantastic cool-ish weather. I've been going through and tagging the thousands of pics I took during my 2010 Wellington visit, and I can feel and smell what it was like to be there. I've actually cried thinking of being there that makes me so long to be there again. I think of it all the time. It's like I have one foot here and one foot there. March is a glorious month, imho... so I hope it's kind to you this year (especially compared to last year).




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Feb 20, 4:21pm

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Feb 20, 4:44pm

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Congrats on getting your second shot! FANTASTIC! I'm glad you didn't have a harder reaction. This second one really gets the body cooking on building the Covid force field. My daughter got quite sick, but my sister had a milder reaction. What a relief to have this part of your pandemic journey DONE! *massive hug*

Such great news to hear about the snowpack being so deep! Hopefully there won't be any bad fires and the irrigation won't be a hassle. I hope it's that way clear to the south. The west definitely needs a break :D

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Feb 20, 5:10pm

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A red Mars bar? [In reply to] Can't Post

I can see that causing disagreements between fans of Liverpool and Manchester United football teams, actually... they'd both want to claim it for their own, but would hate to be seen eating the same thing.


sherlock
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Feb 21, 3:18pm

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and itís our second ice storm this year. I donít mind snow and cold but I hate the ice. I was fortunate to get a delivery of firewood Wednesday evening so me and my dogs are toasty warm.


sherlock
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Feb 21, 3:22pm

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Feb 21, 5:52pm

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Feb 21, 6:47pm

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"The Big Short" and "The Day After Tomorrow." [In reply to] Can't Post

I was reading an Atlantic article about the grid failure, which included this passage:


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"It reminds me of The Big Short," Daniel Cohan, an engineering professor at Rice University [in Houston], told me, of Texas's natural-gas crisis. "You had the best and the brightest, the financial wizards of Wall Street, that knew how to put togeter a portfolio that was diversified." But they didn't foresee that a single massive crisis could tank the value of mortgages across the country simultaneously, taking their portfolios with it.

Likewise, Texas "had a system that depended on one fuel alone, natural gas, to provide two-thirds of our supply when we needed it most in the winter," Cohan said. Then "an Arctic blast hit all our components at once," and the energy system cracked apart like Lehman Brothers [the financial services firm that collapsed in the marget crash that trigged the start of the Great Recession 13 years ago].


(There were a lot of claims circulating several days ago about a failure in wind energy leading to Texas's grid issues, but as I'm sure you know, that wasn't true.)

But the movie that first came to mind for me was The Day After Tomorrow, the environmental thriller from 2004 starring Jake Gyllenhall and Dennis Quaid, with Ian Holm in a supporting role. It was understandably derided for having pushed its theme to absurdity (and I'm not keen on a movie that endorses burning all the books in a library), but the underlying premise looks familiar: global warming paradoxically causes a fierce winter storm that drives Americans to cross the border into Mexico.

Glad to hear you came through it without too much trouble! But watch out for your next electricity bill; some people report being gouged.


Treachery, treachery I fear; treachery of that miserable creature.

But so it must be. Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend.


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Feb 21, 6:55pm

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I can't be the only one who thought of National Lampoon's Vacation.


Treachery, treachery I fear; treachery of that miserable creature.

But so it must be. Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend.


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Feb 21, 8:08pm

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cats16
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Feb 21, 8:14pm

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Good that it was the fluffy stuff, though. My mom threw her back out last weekend shoveling some nasty heavy snow.

Last night my mom said my grandfather was in a bit of a panic, as he was starting to not feel very well (slightly ill and very hot). My mom tried calming him down and explaining that it was the vaccine working. I can see why you might worry if you're not fully in the loop re: potential side effects, which I think was the case here. Haven't heard anything worse so far today, so I'm thinking he's feeling better.

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cats16
Valinor


Feb 21, 8:19pm

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Keeping you in my thoughts, Elanor. Heart

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grammaboodawg
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Feb 22, 3:01pm

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Makes me worry about World War Z and 2012!!




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