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Saturday All Day Check-in for the Herd: 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.

On weekends (and holidays), you may find the check-in thread earlier or later than normal because … it is the weekend! Moosies need their beauty rest:

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.


Let the greetings begin!



  1. I’m glad Son-in-IA mowed the lawn for me yesterday while I was at work.

    We drove an hour south last evening to see our grand daughter play a softball game. The girls are in the 7-9 yr range. It was a slow paced game. Strikes were being liberally called for pitches over the head. That was funny. No one seemed to care who scored or won. The kids were just having some fun. The parents were chatting with each other. It was a clear sky and perfect 70˚.

    On the way home, we saw the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus. Mercury was not visible yet as the sky was a little too bright.

  2. DeniseVelez

    heading out to Mount Vernon (suburb of NYC) to a birthday “cookout” which will have to be indoors.  

    Hope your weather is better than mine.

    Seeya tomorrow.


  3. wordsinthewind

    we’re forecast for thunderstorms again today, perhaps they will materialize. Grace continues to amaze, she learns and grows every day. She also is showing signs of doggy athleticism, especially figuring out how to get to places she wants to investigate. She has no apparent fear of heights either. I think it may get exciting before she gets grown.

  4. PadreJM

    It’s supposed to be mostly cloudy again today, not uncommon for this time of year, even though we’re a semi-arid climate on this side of the Cascades.

    We are continuing to get slammed at the office – – the local economy is still dire, and several of the government-funded programs are out of money because of the sequester or fiscal year end.  A small charity like ours can’t begin to make up the difference.

    So, off this little boy goes to put his thumb in the dike for another day.  (We’re open Tuesday through Saturday to accommodate working clients who can’t come in on a weekday.)

    Hope all travelers are safe, and everyone has a happy long weekend.

  5. slksfca

    I slept well. Hope you did too.

    It’s another clear and cool day here on the coast. Looking forward to an afternoon walk in the park if it’s not too windy.

  6. Portlaw

    damp NYC that will me a damp 55 in a few hours. Back from a few days bird watching in Cape May and Stone Harbor. IT was damp there but the birds didn’t mind! Hope all is well with everyone in Mooseland.

  7. wordsinthewind

    around here although checking the radar doesn’t show anything to be alarmed about. Our house is on a small hill so we are especially vulnerable to lightening, not incidentally was the only weather that has ever actually scared me, which makes us take precautionary measures. We’ve lost enough electronics already to have learned the lesson. I enjoy watching the storms in silence and they pass quickly out here.  

  8. slksfca

    …that I’m heading out for a walk shortly. Maybe get a pecan roll from the co-op bakery around the corner. Yum.

    Got a movie lined up to watch on my Kindle. Pocketful of Miracles, thanks to a conversation here the other day when I suddenly realized I hadn’t seen it in years. 🙂

  9. bubbanomics

    two papers to referee… code to debug… hinges to install… errands to run…

    how’s everyone?

  10. JG in MD

    I cannot brain today, I have the stupid.

    Gorgeous day, cool and breezy, but I feel tired, listless. Drinking hot tea. Can’t focus on genealogy except to drop posts onto the Organizing Genealogy facebook page.

    Wish the Nats were playing a day game. Baseball would be about my speed right now.

    My replacement camera should arrive today. Maybe I’ll be inspired to take pictures.  

  11. slksfca

    …with TV on in a small window off to the side of my browser. There’s a Spanish-language health show on, and out of the corner of my eye I caught the rather shocking image of a plastic model of male genitals, cut away to show the internal workings. Seems they’re discussing premature “eyaculacion,” from what I could translate. These minor public television outlets can be such a trip, LOL!

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