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Tuesday Morning Herd Check-in: Greetings of the Moosekin

  Make sure you let your peeps know where to find you!  

The morning check-in is an open thread posted to give you a place to visit with the meeses. Feel free to chat about your weather, share a bit of your life, grump (if you must), rave (if you can). The diarist du jour sometimes posts and runs, other times sticks around for a bit, often returns throughout the day and always cares that meeses are happy … or at least content.

For those new to the Moose, Kysen left a Moose Welcome Mat (Part Deux) so, please, wipe your feet before you walk in the front door start posting.

The important stuff to get you started:

– Comments do not Auto-refresh. Click the refresh/reload on your tab to see new ones. Only click Post once for comments. When a diary’s comment threads grow, the page takes longer to refresh and the comment may not display right away.

– To check for replies to your comments, click the “My Comments” link in the right-hand column (or go to “My Moose”). Comments will be listed and a link to Recent Replies will be shown. (Note: Tending comments builds community)

– Ratings: Fierce means Thumbs Up, Fail means Thumbs Down, Meh means one of three things: I am unFailing you but I can’t Fierce you, I am unFiercing after a mistaken Fierce, or Meh. Just Meh. (p.s. Ratings don’t bestow mojo, online behaviour does).

– Finally, the posting rules for a new diary: “Be excellent to each other… or else

(Some other commenting/posting/tending notes for newbies can be found in this past check-in and, of course, consult Meese Mehta for all your questions on meesely decorum.)

You can follow the daily moosetrails here: Motley Moose Recent Comments.


From the Moose collaborative news team, the current Open News Thread:

Open News Thread – Sunday through Wednesday


Let the greetings begin!



  1. blue jersey mom

    I am still jet-lagged, and my summer plans are still up in the air. I am trying to get to Hawaii, Turkey, Ukraine, Israel, and Armenia. Hawaii is a go, but I have partial grant funding for the trip to the Middle East. I am still waiting to hear about a grant, and I need to make plane reservations.  

  2. iriti

    Day 3: The Great Fierce Revolution continues here on the Moose Archipelago, with no end in sight. Everywhere, Meeses are seen frantically scouring the bottoms of comments, so busy ensuring they don’t accidentally fail a dear friend that they totally miss the comment content.

    Oh, dear.

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  3. DavidW

    73 in Delray Beach now. I took the light blanket off the bed this week. So Frank and I are down to a sheet at night. I got friended by Ooooh this week on Facebook. I must tell her about the Meeses.Hope you all have a happy Tuesday. I will be painting tonight.

  4. I wish the pollen count would go down. It is wreaking havoc with my asthma.

    Yikes they moved the tabs around. Must have coffee before I try and rate someone.

    Pixie is only 12 pounds but I swear during the night her little paws grow this big as she sticks them in my back. 😉

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  5. DeniseVelez

    not a heat wave but happy for warmer temps – can cut down on my heating bill.

    Popping in and back out, have to do Tuesday’s Chile writing.  

  6. nchristine

    place these days with warmer weather.  My lilacs now have the starts of their flower buds – it’ll be a couple of weeks before they bloom.

    There’s been a small storm come through the past couple of nights and more promised for later today and the rest of the week.

  7. anotherdemocrat

    Which was totally not my fault — it was Snow Patrol followed by Michael Franti, then the Black Keys. And I repeated the SP song once or twice. (sorry, cute Scottish boys will get me 90% of the time)

    Perhaps a mistake, because that felt fine, but now, eating breakfast, it feels worn out again. or maybe it’s the building. We’ll see how long I last at work.

    More pictures of yesterday’s flowers:

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  8. pittiepat

    Our high yesterday was 88.  Won’t switch over to air conditioning just yet as by mid-week our lows will be back in the 30s with rain.  Colorado Springs/Woodland Park are forecast to have more snow by mid-week with temperatures in the teens.  Will make Kelley happy but her cats won’t like the sun disappearing again.  Wacky weather indeed.

  9. wordsinthewind

    it’s a temporary lull while Grace has her after breakfast nap. We went to visit our friends yesterday and she had the best time, they are about as fond of her as we are so she has two safe places. Their dog enjoys having company who will play with her and our old dog really likes having someone else be the focus of Grace’s attention. We’re supposed to hit the high 90s today and tomorrow before a cold front blows in dropping temps back into the 30s, that’s crazy this time of year.

  10. Portlaw

    to keep track but you are all outstanding! It’s a cloudy mid-fifties morning in Manhattan. Hope it’s a day filled with fierces for all of you.

  11. slksfca

    …under sparkling blue skies. Yesterday was gorgeous and today will be warmer yet.

    I went to the Botanical Garden with my friend Kim and we walked and walked. I’m so tired, but it feels good.

    Saw lots of things in bloom, including giant South African calla lilies and some fragrant wisteria. A lovely day, capped by two refreshing gin-tonics afterward. 🙂

  12. bfitzinAR

    and sunny although I understand there’s wet and chilly weather coming in about 2 days.  As long as it doesn’t get cold enough to damage my cherries, I’m OK with it.  We still have a good 10 inches to go if we’re ever to get caught up on water, although I’d prefer it didn’t drop the temps with the wet.  (Which is why nobody asks me I suppose.)  As part of the QC committee meeting last night we toured the Emergency Operations building – it used to be JDC, so it is very solid and can be locked down against mobs if necessary (please Ceiling Cat that it never be necessary).  It’s got all kinds of communication stuff and general meeting rooms as well as individual work areas for all the members of the Emergency Management team, from the Feds to the smallest town plus some space for corporate players (SWEPCO and WalMart come to mind) as well as a kitchen and bunks for sleeping over during long-term things like the Ice Storm of ’09.  I am not looking forward to this grievance hearing Friday – I hope the remaining person settles – unfortunately I can see multiple reasons for firing this person in the investigative report but NOT the reasons she actually was fired for.  This sux.  Anyway, I need to get to work.  {{{HUGS}}}

  13. princesspat

    Our daughter took this photo of the Skagit Valley tulip fields about two weeks ago. I love seeing the color of the flowers and the cloudy skies. What doesn’t show is how muddy the fields are this year.

    Hmmmmm…..if I click post again will we see lots of tulips?

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