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Motley Monday Memorial Day Check in

Good morning Motley Meese! Hope you’re having a lovely long weekend. Remember to let your peeps know where you are!

This promises to be the first beautiful weekend day this chilly, windy spring here. Only needed a weekend day on a weekday to confuse the universe enough to get it.

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The morning check-in is an open thread and general social hour. Come back when time allows through the day – the conversation continues.

It’s traditional but not obligatory to give us a weather check where you are and let us know what’s new, interesting, challenging or even routine in your life lately. Nothing is particularly obligatory here except:

Always remember the Moose Golden (Purple?) Rule:

Be kind to each other… or else.

What could be simpler than that, right?

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  1. iriti

    Good enough, right? Insomnia might as well be useful for something.

    46 here, headed for 72 this afternoon. We are going for a bike ride, hooray, in honor of the beautiful weather. Supposed to be 90 by the end of the week.

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  2. Pam from Calif

    by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow

         Between the crosses, row on row,

      That mark our place; and in the sky

      The larks, still bravely singing, fly

    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago

    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

      Loved and were loved, and now we lie

            In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:

    To you from failing hands we throw

      The torch; be yours to hold it high.

      If ye break faith with us who die

    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

            In Flanders fields

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  3. 53 degrees here, expected high of 62 degrees with thunderstorms.

    That photo of the soldier feeding the kitten is amazing. You can see the level of caring in his eyes and there he is probably in harms way.

    Equal time for dogs!

  4. driving in rain for hours, likely. Today is Son’s report date.

    If you had asked me 3 years ago how this would turn out, I wouldn’t have guessed it would be quite this way. But it is the right way, at least so far, his right way.

    Think good thoughts for us on our travel, and think good thoughts for him on his longer journey.

  5. slksfca

    Up early again (but temporarily, I hope) after crazy dreams. So they found several vials of moon dust at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, lost and forgotten for 43 years. That’s pretty crazy too!

    I’d tell you about my weather but it’s too dark to see anything out the window. They’re saying possible rain later today.

  6. Diana in NoVa

    A pleasant Memorial Day to everyone–56 F. here and a pale blue sky with sunshine this morning.  Not sure what I’ll do today while Dearly Beloved is at work–perhaps take the dog for a walk, followed by some gardening.  I need to finish a book review I’ve been working on.

    Had to smile this weekend when I was in Ocean City, MD, and we passed by a place called “The Purple Moose.”  It seemed to be some kind of eatery or nightclub.  Would have liked to take a photo of it, but didn’t get a chance.

    After reading the newspaper and some other reading material I’ve started feeling gloomy.  I’d rather think positive thoughts today, so will try to stay away from my some of my usual haunts on the Internet.

    Everyone have a good day!

  7. wordsinthewind

    already, the pie crust is baked and cooling. After breakfast I’ll make the filling and meringue. I like this recipe because it doesn’t call for cooling the filling before putting the meringue on, one cooling period only. We’re getting together with friends early today so everyone can be home in the cool when the heat sets in. Summertime in the desert makes you rearrange your schedule so you make sure you’re somewhere cool and hopefully dark through the worst heat of the day. Mornings are delightful though even on days that get to triple digit heat.

  8. PadreJM

    a high in the low 70’s.  While I’m sure it will dampen Memorial Day observances both literally and figuratively, it is most welcome for the wheat crops on which much of my family depends for their livelihood.  We’re getting close to the time when it could spell disaster for the local cherry orchardists, though.  Once the fruit has matured, moisture can cause all manner of spoilage.

    How often it is that one person’s good fortune is cause for another’s loss… one of the reasons why I keep my prayers fairly vague in such matters.

  9. On my third round of antibiotics and still running a 100.5 fever. Slept really poorly last night.

    Mom has been on my mind a lot. We lost her two years ago yesterday. Mom loved looking at my art and normally she wasn’t much for the science fiction type art but I remember that she loved this one called Future Mining.

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  10. What If There’s No Internet?

    “What would happen if the Internet went away?”

    Can it? It was famously built to be indestructible, with no center, no hub, no “off” or “on” switch. It is, after all, a creature of the U.S. Defense Department, designed, supposedly, to survive a global war.

    Vint Cerf, one of the original creators of the Internet said that while it is theoretically possible (if every ISP turned off its routers at the same time), it would be highly unlikely.

    The NPR article links to a post by scientist David Eagleman who lists four ways that the Internet might be severely compromised.

    What would you do without the Internet? If an LOLCat exists but it cannot be seen, can it still be called an LOLCat?

  11. princesspat

    However, the sun will shine sometime today and the cold I woke up with will get better.

    Hope everyone has a good day!

  12. jlms qkw

    lazy day, but i am not doing any shopping in rebellion against all of the email offers.  

    will take kids to a small military cemetery later.  daughter has a friend over for now.  

  13. slksfca

    Very damp and grey out, and it smells like rain on damp pavement. No “real” rain has fallen, but the streets are wet because we’re apparently in the middle of a cloud (as opposed to the usual ocean fog).

    Not very cold out either. It’s actually quite a pleasant day, except for the lack of sunshine.

    I went back to bed this morning and slept for something like three more hours. Guess I needed to catch up, but now I feel the day slipping by before its time. Having some late coffee and trying to get motivated for housework. Ick.

  14. wordsinthewind

    and everyone had fun, especially the dogs. Grace is learning to play with our friends big dog and our old dog enjoys some peace. It’s been hot and muggy with a chance yet we might get some rain yet. There are dark skies to our west but the radar seems to indicate the storms will be close but probably not close enough. At least it’ll cool the air.

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