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Zafer Kaya

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Re: Random Musings
« Reply #7575 on: November 27, 2019, 03:27:57 PM »

Only two of us came nto work today, so I challenged my coworker who I barely know to a Lizzo dance off.

I.... did not win.  I will say that IMO, I also did not lose, because there are no losers in a Lizzo dance-off.  But I definitely was far away from winning.

Who knew that the quiet worker who half the people here  still don't know her name and whose office is decorated with pictures of her cat, house plants, and macrame was a dance major in college? 

Am I Norwegian indie singer Marie Ulven who performs as girlinred?  Because that was a bad idea.

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Re: Random Musings
« Reply #7576 on: November 28, 2019, 11:33:24 AM »


Who knew that the quiet worker who half the people here  still don't know her name and whose office is decorated with pictures of her cat, house plants, and macrame was a dance major in college? 

Am I Norwegian indie singer Marie Ulven who performs as girlinred?  Because that was a bad idea.
hahahaha!  Love this story ZK
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Re: Random Musings
« Reply #7577 on: November 30, 2019, 10:01:56 PM »

we moved up the street and beyond the woods the other week, into a new house.  well not beyond the woods entirely for i can pee directly  into them.  a notion that seems only to occur to me as i'm halfway to where i began before this grass break and end up using the pisser   
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Re: Random Musings
« Reply #7578 on: February 11, 2020, 12:27:24 PM »

i've always been fond of cinder block book shelves and now i can have one.  the nature of my endeavor is more challenging than expected.  my grandfather had one.  whenever i saw it [it was a straightforward approach along the northside of the house], i always thought that, yup.  now here, it's a right angle approach along the back and side of my soon to be, residential library.  trying to coax more shelves out of cinder block has almost bested me.  but i, i've figured out a way.  there's lots of wasted space between boards in a cinder block affair.  you simply add a shelf into that middle they invented.  but if it's a right angled ordeal, why, you'd effectively would have to assemble a cinder block tower in the corner to achieve that affect.  unless the cinder blocks are brought in and the middle shelving allowed to rest on one another.  i've got a level.  also got a pile of adequately arranged piles of scrap lumber yonder by fire pit   
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euro60

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Re: Random Musings
« Reply #7579 on: March 09, 2020, 10:55:22 AM »

Just in:

The stock market got slammed again Monday morning as coronavirus fears and a potential crude oil price war sent stocks plummeting 7%, prompting the market to halt trading within four minutes of opening.

This is starting to look like outright panic. Just this morning, two clients of mine, one in Chicago and the other in New York, each canceled a planned open house/reception that was scheduled for later this month.
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Re: Random Musings
« Reply #7580 on: March 09, 2020, 05:23:17 PM »

Just in:

The stock market got slammed again Monday morning as coronavirus fears and a potential crude oil price war sent stocks plummeting 7%, prompting the market to halt trading within four minutes of opening.

This is starting to look like outright panic. Just this morning, two clients of mine, one in Chicago and the other in New York, each canceled a planned open house/reception that was scheduled for later this month.

Not to worry, euro. We have a very stable genius as POTUS!  Nothing to be concerned about at all!  He knows more about viruses than doctors who have been studying them for years!

Seriously, though, I have a long weekend getaway planned a month from now. I am very seriously thinking of canceling. I don't want to panic, but...
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notoriouspbake

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Re: Random Musings
« Reply #7581 on: March 09, 2020, 07:24:48 PM »

i bet prices on cruises are going for very cheap!
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« Reply #7582 on: March 09, 2020, 11:22:10 PM »

i bet prices on cruises are going for very cheap!
i did read someone (forget who) was wishing they'd get the virus, recover, then be immune to enjoy a bunch of cheap cruises


i also read where lord dickweed has the dubious distinction of being "in charge" during the top 10 worst market drops in history.....maybe it is 11 now!
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Re: Random Musings
« Reply #7583 on: March 10, 2020, 09:33:56 AM »

i did read someone (forget who) was wishing they'd get the virus, recover, then be immune to enjoy a bunch of cheap cruises

Does it work like this? For certain?

I thought I saw a link saying that there was a mutation and folks who got it were getting it again. Of course, I don't know if I read that for certain, either.
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Re: Random Musings
« Reply #7584 on: March 10, 2020, 10:23:20 AM »


Not to worry, euro. We have a very stable genius as POTUS!  Nothing to be concerned about at all!  He knows more about viruses than doctors who have been studying them for years!

Seriously, though, I have a long weekend getaway planned a month from now. I am very seriously thinking of canceling. I don't want to panic, but...


Ha! You are right about that! Anyone read that book "A Very Stable Genius" by the 2 WaPo reporters? Absolutely amazing stuff.

We have a family get-together planned in early May in New York. At this point we are still planning on it, but we're monitoring the situation.
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Zafer Kaya

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Re: Random Musings
« Reply #7585 on: April 06, 2020, 11:05:20 PM »

I planted a garden for my mom last year, because she likes flowers but my dad can't grow things.

Their house borders a pond and there is a walking loop around the pond.  So I put the nicest, fanciest, expensive bulbs by the path.  That way when she does her daily walks and she turns tthe corner by her house she'll have the flowers to greet her.  And other walkers can enjoy them, too.

I sited them perfectly.  I would not have been able to do that a few years ago, but my garden design skillz have gotten pretty good.  It worked out great.  They looked fantastic.  Everyone walking along the lake would all stop and look, and sometimes stop for selfies, which was fine and my mom was happy that she could help other people enjoy their walks.

She was so happy with the whole thing, because she didn't really believe I could make it look that good. And I staggered out the bloomtimes, so every week when I came by for a walk she would happily point out what new thing was blooming.

Anyway, sometime last night or this morning someone came by with scissors and cut all of the nicest flowers.  Who in a pandemic in a time of decides that they should break self-isolation to go to someone else's house and steal all their flowers?  Like, this your coronavirus panic-- hoarding flowers?

I'm not too bothered by it, because as an urban gardener people stealing flowers is common.  But it was the only garden my mom's ever had and she is upset.  And when you upset my mom, then we got problems.  And my mom isn't even that upset for herself as much as she us mad that now no one gets to enjoy the flowers on their walks.  Because my mom is awesome like that.

I am going to find this person, and I am going to beat their ass.  Which will not be hard because even though I am advancing in years, almost no one in that subdivision is under 65. Also, I don't imagine too many street toughs or weight lifters are into stealing flowers. 

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Re: Random Musings
« Reply #7586 on: Yesterday at 07:48:11 AM »

Anyway, sometime last night or this morning someone came by with scissors and cut all of the nicest flowers.  Who in a pandemic in a time of decides that they should break self-isolation to go to someone else's house and steal all their flowers?  Like, this your coronavirus panic-- hoarding flowers?

people suck. these are the instances that show how bad we are. people only care about themselves - the short-lived joy for that ONE person supersedes the long term joy of all those who walk that path to see the flowers? and they vote.
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