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|02-18-2020 06:09 PM|
|02-18-2020 01:34 PM|
This one is just weird: |
"Class ring lost in Maine 47 years ago is found buried in forest in Finland"
|02-18-2020 01:16 PM|
Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
I am deleting a good number of them. Am already down to about 1,500. I should have a glass of wine and I would probably get through them faster, lol
|02-18-2020 01:03 PM|
Stinker Kenny...I'm gathering you don't like my dissertations? |
The meds kicked in last night when I started them, but I was told to take another dose this morning just to be thorough. My test is at 2:00 this afternoon, so I'll be all done complaining by then. About the prep, that is.
|02-18-2020 12:36 PM|
CM - Here's what you do ! There is a button - top row of keys - right above the spaces key - it says Delete - just pull them all up ( emails ) and then hit it ! See - Problem solved ! |
For you CM -- No Charge !
|02-18-2020 12:32 PM|
First day back at work since 30 December 2019. 2,802 emails waiting for me. |
It's gonna be a loooooooooong week.
I gotta win me some Powerball!
|02-18-2020 12:31 PM|
|ECIN||What I want to know is how much longer till the Meds kick in ?|
|02-18-2020 12:27 PM|
In medieval medicine
"The Christian Doctrine of Signature said that God would provide some kind of relief for every disease, and that each substance had a signature which indicated how effective it might be.
For this reason, they used seeds that looked like miniature skulls, such as the skullcap, to treat headache, for example."
Newsletter, Medical News Today
So I'm thinking that if Dog Roses have thorns that look like dog teeth, they may have been considered something you could treat a dog bite with.
|02-18-2020 12:23 PM|
SP - now your talking, Beau use to have a heavy foot.
- I had my share of road racing and one good road rage
a) Blew a friends '67 Camaro off, 25 years ago with my '70 Judge RAM Air III 4 speed...not even a match
Buried the needle on my '87 TransAm GTA with factory Vette motor...that was fun
- another time, blew up the motor racing and oil pump failed...not so good $$
Same GTA - took a 5.0L Mustang, from light to light...easy win.
b) Lady cut Andrew & Dad off, driving into a pool tournament, on a hill.
- I trailed her arse, almost touching her back bumper...for 10 minutes, doing 80 mph
- before cell phones, couldn't do it now / sure pissed her off
c) Hit a white tail deer once, coming home at 3:30 am, from the pool hall...doing just over 100 mph.
- I saw the deer, did a controlled lane change, in a mili-second
- got into city, and parked car under a street lamp
- only Buick car damage was the folded in passenger mirror...and a nasty antler paint scratch, on back
- I was a very skilled driver, when speed was involved
|02-18-2020 12:02 PM|
I always called them wild roses--at least here they seem to grow in various places never touched by man--or least places that haven't had a house built anywhere near them. Some are native here, but roses with their various species are complicated things. |
Rosa woodsii. (Woods' Rose)
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Foothills, montane, subalpine. Woodlands, shrublands, streamsides. Spring.
And here's a little "science" from another website:
"Roses are protected not by thorns, but by prickles. Strictly speaking, a thorn is a sharply pointed modified stem, always subtended by or adjacent to a leaf. A spine is a sharply pointed modified leaf. A prickle is a sharply pointed outgrowth of bark or epidermis. So, these sharply pointed structures differ in their developmental origins, and roses have prickles, not thorns. Prickles sound less threatening than thorns, but from first-hand experience (e.g., seven stitches) I can attest that roses are adequately defended."
I mean, rose thorns are ouchie, and leave long scratches on me, but how in the heck can a rose do enough damage that you need stitches?
Rosa canina, commonly known as the dog rose, is a wild rose species native to Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia. (an invasive pest and weed in New Zealand and Australia.)
Another tidbit, good information for a dog forum to have :
It is sometimes considered that the word 'dog' has a disparaging meaning in this context, indicating 'worthless' as compared with cultivated garden roses. According to The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, the English name is a direct translation of the plant's name from classical Latin, rosa canina, itself a translation of the Greek κυνόροδον ('kunórodon'); the name arose out of the belief in classical times that the root was a cure for the bite of a mad dog. It is known to have been used to treat the bite of rabid dogs in the 18th and 19th centuries. The origin of its name may be related to the hooked prickles on the plant that have resemblance to a dogs canines.
The Roman naturalist Pliny attributed the name dog rose to a belief that the plant's root could cure the bite of a mad dog. It is not clear if the dogs were rabid.
Other old folk names include dogberry and witches' briar.
Can you tell I'm just sitting here waiting for my "meds" to kick in this morning?
|02-18-2020 11:05 AM|
Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
Anywhere in the middle of the country where winters are cold the two things you can find around old homesteads that haven't been covered with new buildings and cement and asphalt are patches of lilac (usually near where the front or back doors were. And beside the lilac the other thing is the old field rose--the exceedingly thorny ones that come (as far as I ever saw) in red or pink and have only a single batch of petals. They too survive in horrid midwest weather--hot summers and cold winters. My grandfather called them dog roses.
As far as my lilacs go--I cut back all the suckers all spring, summer and fall--I keep the ones that happen to be growing where I want some fill in and after they bloom in the spring I prune back about a third of the bigger plants and lop off all the old bloom stalks. So mine are basically contained.
But down the street there is a full blown hedge that must be close to 30 feet tall and grows inside and outside their perimeter fencing so altogether it must at least 15 feet deep.
But I confess that I'm a total sucker for scented plants of any kind--trees, shrubs, annuals, bulbs and perennials.
And STJ--neither you nor I can spell crocus--I knew it didn't look right and finally looked it up this morning--no 'e' on the end.
I heard about the end of the Daytona race on the radio that I keep tuned to a 'sports' station (there is always hop that they'll eventually be talking about baseball (they are presently still talking about football and who next seasons super players will be for the various teams, and making their way through the end of basketball and just getting to the stepchild of sports these days--but my fav--baseball.
Only got just a snippet (and never succeeded in finding anything on my overtheair sports yesterday at all) that said there had been an in the air accident on the last lap and the driver had been transported to a hospital.
None of the sports news had anything more than that last night.
I'll pass on seeing wrecks like that--they scare the living daylights out of me.
Local weather is supposed to clear (overcast at the moment--evidently its really a fog layer.) by afternoon. Then we are supposed to get a couple of warmer (mid 50's) days accompanied by big drops in overnight temperature (because of wind coming out of the gorge--eastern Oregon is having very cold nights--and temperatures around my neck of the woods were close to freezing last nigh.
Better than snow but I'm more than ready for warm weather and spring.
|02-18-2020 11:03 AM|
Originally Posted by TNfisher View Post
He better not be sick enough to require an ambulance or surgery. And, he better not give it to me!
He doesn't have insurance. He says he can't afford it. Guess I am going to have to add him to my health insurance. That's going to take a chunk out of my paycheck.
Had to take my PJ's off and get dressed and go get him OJ and over the counter meds.
|02-18-2020 10:38 AM|
Originally Posted by Beaumont67 View Post
Let off the gas just before the hilltop and let him get the ticket! Speaking of illegal street racing! Last week on the way home from work an Impala challenged me.
Well, alrighty then!
I love riding around in golf carts with beer aboard! Does that qualify as golfing?
|02-18-2020 10:18 AM|
Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
Did you have a little rant there?
I thought it was a cute rant.
|02-18-2020 09:43 AM|
Racing 101 |
Stage racing --- They said ( NASCAR ) that a car can run the whole race and then get crashed near the end = NO POINTS or Lower points at the end - So to try a
and fix that - they went to stages to help reflex reward points more evenly - or something like that - I myself - don't like it ! You race and it is what it is .
The jackass behind him was trying to "push him to the win?" SERIOUSLY
Yep - It's true Lannie ! 2 cars are faster than one - it's all about aerodynamics - the lead car punch's a hole in the air - the trailing car doe's not have to - so the trailer can only run ? Maybe 60 to 70 % of the throttle - the trailer still has that 25% gas to push with = push to win . Blaney did right .
Pit Road being "open" and "closed" during the race? I have never understood that rule either ! Total BS
I didn't really care anymore, but when I got back 30 or 40 minutes later, they were STILL RACING, on the final lap, and then that finish-line debacle. I assume they were red-flagged the whole time I was outside.
2 reasons for this - #1 - safety to get the track cleaned up and 2 , fans pay to see racing , not yellow flag follow the leaded .
Yes - Lannie my friend - things have changed in racing - some for the better - like safety - then other things Not - they make them all run the same aero type package - where back in the day - you just about do anything to your motors with in the rules - not any more - cars could out run others - not with everything equal - or close to it - this is what you get , all the cars running together = better side by side racing according to NASCAR . That why we get the Big one = crashes of 10 to 20 cars at a time .
As far as drivers - oh there still pretty dang good at what they do - Big bad wreaks are always , always going to be there , it's part of the inherited risk running 200 mph .
|02-18-2020 09:17 AM|
Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
I'm a muscle car & Silverado 4x4 truck guy, back when I was 15 y/o, I went to an oval dirt track...and it was a ton of Fun, at the time.
- never got into watching NASCAR, I just don't get it...all the "bump & grind", looks like a bunch of Hookers, on a disco dance floor
- watching the final crash, near the finish line was most difficult to stomach
- who knows if the driver, may end in a wheel chair...or have permanent brain injury
WHY WHY - did the sport, come to this ? ... and a good Human body, gets sacrificed
- Lead car Newman finished 4th - race car on its roof, in flames
I enjoy going Golfing, a few times a year with my adult son...especially on Fathers Day.
- if one has never played the game, it looks pointless...following a little ball around, just hitting it
- to me, these races today are very similar...I just don't get the attraction
- and I've owned and driven 2 big block/4 speed cars...now that's my kind of gear head fun
- or hopping into my old 4 wheel steer 2003 Silverado, never gets old..we call RubyRed here
|02-18-2020 08:45 AM|
Originally Posted by Codysmom View Post
Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
Oh, and (sheesh, she's not done!) what's the deal with Pit Road being "open" and "closed" during the race? HUH? What if you have something go wrong and need to pit and it's closed? They have it open at the end of each "stage," so everyone can go get fixed up at the same time, like recess in kindergarten? Puleeeze. Anyway, that was my last NASCAR race. I don't understand this "New Racing." I will try to forget it.
|02-18-2020 05:36 AM|
Before I went to bed I saw that there was a crash last lap
But that is what I have seen this morning as well about his condition. Did not realize he crossed the finish line as well....9th.
Hope all continues to go well for him and he recovers!
|02-18-2020 12:29 AM|
So I'm reading about the violence of the 1840's in a US history book--I found this image irresistible: |
"In 1847, one set of bank directors at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Nashville engaged in a gun battle with other directors outside the courtroom."
White collar crime??
|02-17-2020 11:02 PM|
Just read this: |
"Nearly two hours after the race ended, NASCAR executive vice president Steve O'Donnell read a statement from Roush-Fenway Racing saying the Newman's injuries are non-life threatening and he remains in serious condition at a Daytona area hospital."
|02-17-2020 09:36 PM|
Went to bed and can't sleep - I'm sure worried about Ryan ! I have checked media - No news - That is never good in racing |
Lots Prayers to ya Ryan
|02-17-2020 09:35 PM|
Thoughts and prayers for NASCAR driver Ryan Newman following a brutal, horrific, airborne crash on the final lap at today's Daytona 500 restart race. He has been transported to the hospital and we await news of his condition. I haven't seen a crash like that since Dale Earnhardt died upon impact. |
- Newman was leading the race when he was hit from behind
|02-17-2020 09:30 PM|
Good thing I only tuned in for last 25 laps + OT, lots of excitement!....
|02-17-2020 09:24 PM|
Slow Ride- Foghat (Full Version) |
|02-17-2020 09:13 PM|
Originally Posted by 4x4bike ped View Post
And I don't have any daphne--my next door neighbor did but he thought it was a weed of some sort and yanked it out a couple of years ago--his wife, who loved it almost divorced him over that.
But on the other hand--when the lilacs which grew along the fence line next door got trashed when the house sold to a contractor who stripped it down to the studs (it was a classic old farmhouse) and redid it--the lilac's moved over to my side of the property line and now I have a whole section of fence that is edged in lilac--the leaves are almost ready to be leaves instead of buds and I can see the flower buds working at producing a great show this year.
I love lilacs--they are one of the things that even South Dakota winters can't kill--cold weather just gives them a better flower display every spring.
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