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Posted on Jul 18, 2014, 7:37:54 PM PDT
Susan🌎 says:
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small.black.cat - Monday July 21 - start time around 9-10 EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, July 22 - start around midnight PDT
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, July 25 - start around midnight PDT
Susan - Saturday and Sunday July 26 & 27 - start time around 9-10 EDT
small.black.cat - Monday, July 28 - start time around 9-10 EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, July 29 - start around midnight PDT
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, August 1 - start around midnight PDT
small.black.cat - Monday, August 4- start time around 9-10 EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, August 5 - start around midnight PDT
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, August 8 - start around midnight PDT

★.☆.★.Open Dates.★.☆.★

Wednesday, July 23
Thursday, July 24
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Posted on Jul 18, 2014, 7:38:25 PM PDT
Susan🌎 says:
. . . . . . . . . . . .╰♡╮ Thought of the Day ╰♡╮ . . . . . . . . . . . .

"Sometimes, the most profound of awakenings come wrapped in the quietest of moments."

― Stephen Crane 

Posted on Jul 18, 2014, 7:39:24 PM PDT
Susan🌎 says:
14 Signs You're An Old Soul

by Koty Neelis

1. You tend to think a lot about everything. You're always finding deeper meaning in your relationships, simple interactions with strangers, and in the world around you.

2. You enjoy solitude and use it as a time to reflect on your life and everything going on in it. You continually seek out higher understanding and are incredibly introspective about life.

3. You've always had maturity far beyond your years. When you were a child people commented on how mature you were and you probably enjoyed sitting at the adult's table as opposed to the children's table. It's not that you couldn't have fun being a kid, it's just that sometimes you thought the adult conversations were far more interesting.

4. You take pleasure in simple things like drinking coffee and reading the news, having breakfast with friends, cooking a great meal, or reading a good book.

5. You have a philosophical outlook on life and see the world on a larger scale than most people. When you're faced with problems you try to see it as a learning experience and consider your struggles as just a part of your overall journey.

6. You don't put a lot of value on owning expensive, material items. You find you get so much more out of your personal relationships and experiences than from anything you could ever own.

7. You focus on self-actualization and find enjoyment out of self-expression through writing, art, music, or other outlets.

8. You're sensitive and spiritual in nature. You tend to rely on your gut instinct about things because it's rarely wrong. You just get "a feeling" about things and can read people well.

9. You feel connected to certain time periods and find yourself more interested in the art, history, or culture from that decade.

10. Even if you have a large social circle full of friends and acquaintances you've always felt kind of different than everyone else. You might not call yourself a loner necessarily but you're definitely comfortable with being alone and understand the difference between being alone and being lonely.

11. Regardless of where you go you seem to be the kind of person strangers feel inclined to talk to. Something about you makes others want to spill their life story within just minutes of meeting you.

12. You feel a sense of separation from yourself and the "real world" at times. You recognize there's the way you think about life in terms of money, possessions, relationships, etc, and then there's the conventional approach to life most people have. You don't believe either one is better, just different.

13. You have a high level of empathy and acceptance towards others and understand the importance of forgiveness. Because of this your friends always go to for advice or to tell you a secret they wouldn't tell anyone else. They know you'll listen to them without judgment.

14. You savor the quiet moments in life that might seem old fashioned to others. Maybe this means going on a Sunday drive in the country or writing a letter (a real letter, not an email) to a friend that lives across the country.

Posted on Jul 18, 2014, 7:40:52 PM PDT
Susan🌎 says:
Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925 - July 17, 2014)

Elaine Stritch, an actress whose talent led to a substantial and long career on Broadway and in cabarets, died Thursday at age 89. She had been living in her native Birmingham, Mich., where she moved last year after spending decades in New York. Stritch's publicist says she died of natural causes; her health had been failing in recent months.

Stritch's career began in the 1940s, when she made her debut on Broadway. With a raspy voice and a knack for both musical and comedic timing, she made a career that culminated in 2002 with the one-woman show Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, in which she discussed her struggles with alcoholism, and with regular cabaret shows at Manhattan's Carlyle Hotel, where she also lived, until last year.

In between those stage appearances, Stritch drew wide acclaim for her work in shows such as the 1961 Noel Coward musical Sail Away and the 1970 Stephen Sondheim musical Company. As NPR's Lynn Neary notes, Stritch "stopped the show in the Broadway production of Company with the song that became her anthem, 'Ladies who Lunch.' "

"On stage, she could be counted on for solid performances," Playbill writes, "but also a knowing, biting sarcasm, a wicked sense of comic timing, and a certain swagger. Off stage, she was known for giving any man a run for his money, whether at drinking, swearing, or speaking her mind."
As NPR noted earlier this year, "Stritch may be her own greatest character." A close friend once called her "a Molotov cocktail of madness, sincerity, and genius."

Stritch spoke to weekend edition about a new film that documents her life, titled Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.

In that interview, Stritch also discussed her own mortality, telling Scott Simon, "I don't think I'm gonna die tomorrow or even two weeks from now, or even ever. I just don't know - who the he11 knows what's gonna happen to them?
Nobody! Isn't that comforting? Nobody has a clue. I like that we don't know. And I like that it's somebody else's decision, not mine."

Elaine Stritch performs "I'm Still Here"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--u0kxITaBU

Posted on Jul 18, 2014, 7:42:35 PM PDT
Susan🌎 says:
The Sound of Crickets

Four women who have never met ...
Four lives inextricably joined ...
Four friendships that will last forever ...

Named after Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Thompson always thought life would have given her wings. Instead, she finds herself stuck at home with three small children, and a body she no longer recognises. Hoping to connect with like-minded people, she decides to reach out on a women's forum to try to find others with whom to start a blog.
To her delight, she gets a response. Sara, a romance author whose elderly mother has just moved in with her. Kelly, whose husband only wants to spend time down the pub, and Charlotte, who is suffering from empty nest syndrome now her daughter has left home.

Told in the medium of their blog posts and emails to each other, The Sound of Crickets is a touching novel of friendship in the digital age.

Posted on Jul 18, 2014, 9:50:58 PM PDT
Mieko* says:
*Happy Dance*
I have actually gotten to this thread on the right day. Sort of^^

Today I received my Paperwhite Kindle.

I went with H to his Drs appointment this afternoon. It took awhile..our Dr is so busy. I knew my Paperwhite would be delivered around 2 pm. and at 3 pm we were just leaving to come home.
Let me describe my front porch (apartment complex, all apts on lower floor)
I have enough room for a comfortable chair and two small tables with plants on them. Those things are behind my garden which has some tall growing plants. When we got home, I was looking for that Amazon package before I got to our sidewalk.
H found it..UPS man had tucked it behind a bushy plant. I love UPS!!!

I love the way the Paperwhite taught me how to use it, one page at a time after I plugged it in. How cool is that! I do love it...I have 1552 books in the Cloud and 4 that I am currently reading. I could remove the extra dictionary, KidTime (something like that..no kids here)

I already love my new Paperwhite...it is so light and easy to read on. At the Dr's office I was trying to hold my Kindle Fire which arthritis makes difficult.
As much as I love the KF....the PW will be my new friend for awhile.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2014, 9:54:06 PM PDT
Mieko* says:
I have always enjoyed Elaine Stritch.
I will watch that youTube clip tomorrow morning.

I have a friend who reminds me of Elaine Stritch, a confident woman with a gravelly voice and the best sense of humor!!

Posted on Jul 18, 2014, 10:22:17 PM PDT
Thank you for the start Susan. Congratulations on the new PW Mieko!

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small.black.cat - Monday July 21 - start time around 9-10 EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, July 22 - start around midnight PDT
DonnaBeeGood - Wednesday/Thursday July 23/24, start time midnight MST
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, July 25 - start around midnight PDT
Susan - Saturday and Sunday July 26 & 27 - start time around 9-10 EDT
small.black.cat - Monday, July 28 - start time around 9-10 EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, July 29 - start around midnight PDT
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, August 1 - start around midnight PDT
small.black.cat - Monday, August 4- start time around 9-10 EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, August 5 - start around midnight PDT
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, August 8 - start around midnight PDT

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Thursday, July 31
Saturday, August 2
Sunday, August 3
Wednesday, August 6
Thursday, August 7
Friday, August 8
Saturday, August 9

Posted on Jul 18, 2014, 10:22:39 PM PDT
Darn. No ASCII for me today!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2014, 11:10:31 PM PDT
Donna, Don't you just hate it when sometimes it copies and sometimes it doesn't..

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2014, 11:19:51 PM PDT
Oh well, I guess I'm not quite fluent in computerese yet.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2014, 11:42:19 PM PDT
Susan, Thanks for getting us started..
According to this list a I have a very old soul..

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2014, 11:50:48 PM PDT
Welcome to the Paperwhite club! I absolutely adore mine.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2014, 12:08:42 AM PDT
Hi Susan, thanks for the start and for introducing me to Elaine Stritch.

The I'm Still Here clip reminded me of a video of someone else who is still here.... The beginning is sentimental, and at about 90 seconds the fun begins:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVfG-YiM4ZM&sns=em

Posted on Jul 19, 2014, 12:11:24 AM PDT
I am definitely not an old soul, although I do enjoy frequent quiet moments. I have worked with kids who, even at three years of age were already old souls.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2014, 1:52:04 AM PDT
fourthdaymom says:
Hi Mieko...I ordered the PW for my brother. He said the words are in Japanese. Will he be able to get to the tutorial after I mess with it and change the language default?

Posted on Jul 19, 2014, 1:53:53 AM PDT
fourthdaymom says:
Thanks for the start, Susan. I guess I am an old soul.

Posted on Jul 19, 2014, 2:19:56 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Susan
Thank you for doing the weekend start for us and the list of signs - I can adhere to several and not to several others - so I guess I am definitely a soul, the old bit is a definite :-)
Thanks for the video clip, loved that song.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2014, 2:26:30 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Mieko*
So thrilled for you getting your PW (and of course a tad jealous)
I am also glad to hear that you think that it is light in weight, (there were some comments about that here the other day.)

UPS are not so kind here, the other day they delivered a package to our office, which I signed for and asked if I knew the person/address on the other package he had to deliver, I didn't but knew that the office complex reception would be able to tell him and pointed out where that was, and he said that if the person/address was not where he was now then he would have to take the package back as undeliverable !! Not using them any more.

Posted on Jul 19, 2014, 2:28:45 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
(*?*) - Truths for Mature Humans

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
There is great need for a sarcasm font.
How the he11 are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
Was learning cursive really necessary?
Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
Bad decisions make good stories.
You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.
I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!
The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.
Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

Posted on Jul 19, 2014, 3:25:21 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Lizzy by Laurie Regan (Contemporary Fiction - 55 pages)

As a little girl growing up in North Carolina during the 1840's, Lizzy experiences more than any human soul should ever have to. When a stranger comes to sit beside her in the cotton fields of the plantation she lived and worked on, she receives a revelation of a hope that many slaves prayed for at that time. But to realize it, Lizzy had to tell her story.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2014, 3:48:02 AM PDT
red a few comments....

How the he11 are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z5k9nWcuFc

Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
You have never seen my work pants... very dirty. between flour and gravy...

Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!
Every day...

How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?
That doesn't work when taking an order over the phone...

Morning red..

Posted on Jul 19, 2014, 3:58:10 AM PDT
Apparently, I'm an old soul AND a mature human! Thanks, Sandy, and redandwhite. I think I was old long before three . . . but somebody had to be a grownup in our house, and nobody else was. Not that I did a great job, but then, I wasn't quite three, either.

I woke up to thunderstorms. The horses are NOT going to be happy when I bring them in for breakfast. They'll be happy about coming in, and they'll be happy about breakfast, it's just that they'll be pretty darned unhappy about not being in already. They're always unhappy about not having the next meal yet.

Posted on Jul 19, 2014, 4:11:14 AM PDT
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small.black.cat - Monday July 21 - start time around 9-10 EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, July 22 - start around midnight PDT
DonnaBeeGoodAndSparkly - Wednesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 24 - start around midnight MST
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, July 25 - start around midnight PDT
Susan - Saturday and Sunday July 26 & 27 - start time around 9-10 EDT
small.black.cat - Monday, July 28 - start time around 9-10 EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, July 29 - start around midnight PDT
PlaysInTheDirt - Wednesday, July 30 - start around midnight in some time zone or another (but probably not mine)
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, August 1 - start around midnight PDT
small.black.cat - Monday, August 4- start time around 9-10 EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, August 5 - start around midnight PDT
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, August 8 - start around midnight PDT

★.☆.★.Open Dates.★.☆.★

Thursday, July 31
Saturday, August 2
Sunday, August 3
Wednesday, August 6
Thursday, August 7

*I can do a two-day start, as Donna will do, if this is convenient for all.

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