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Saturday All Day Check-in for the Herd: Greetings of the Moosekin

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Let the greetings begin!



  1. Portlaw

    be replaced. Not sure if it can be done quickly,   All of which means that I can’t hang out with the herd as much as I’d like.  Mt ipad doesn’t work in my apartment and came to the park Just now to check my email and visit Mooseland. It’s hot and horrible here. Hope it’s better in the rest of Mooseland.

  2. jlms qkw

    climbing to 100-ish by late afternoon.  yesterday squeezed into the 101f for a high.  

    too hot for pants.  


    utah has a weird week, our state holiday is wednesday.  some people are off from now ’til then, some work will monday tuesday then take the reset of the week off, etc.  and fireworks.  we start our 7 days of fireworks during this extreme heat.

    dear utah, please do not burn us down.  

  3. It cooled off over night, now about 65 degrees and heading to mid-80s. We have the door open and can hear catbirds and robins.

    We’ll head out for a mini-hike in a while. Still deciding where to go.

    In case you missed our first blog post on our trip, here is the Glacier Park part 1. Last night we also posted part 2.

    My exciting news: I’ve decided to write a book, a how-to book on my medallion quilts. I’m roughing out the outline now. Yes, folks, there actually is a market for stuff like this. I’ve seen a lot of great quilting books and a lot of badly written ones. I’m pretty sure I can at least hit the middle.

    Hope you all have a great day!

  4. wordsinthewind

    today is our anniversary, we’re going to celebrate with a picnic and a scouting trip for our Christmas card photo. The photos started out as a joke but have become a tradition with the same props in different locations, this year we want to include the dogs so we’re looking for a spot closer to home.  

  5. louisprandtl


    Coffee: Creme Brulee from Baltimore Tea and Coffee

    Event to attend: Artscape

    Newspapers:Guardian and New York Times

    Book that I’ll pretend to read: Random Heterogeneos Materials: Torquato

  6. pittiepat

    there is currently a light cloud cover and a 30% chance of rain.  Heading for the farmers market shortly to (hopefully) get eggs, tomatoes, corn, blackberries and early peaches, if I’m lucky.  I’m not a bird person but I can recognize robins, cardinals, etc.  But there was one on my balcony railing this morning that was a stunner.  Small, sort of fluffy, and orange.  Anyone have an idea as to what it might have been?

  7. DeniseVelez

    humidity so thick you could cut it with a knife.

    going up into the 90s with (of course) thunderstorms.

  8. JG in MD

    I just posted three comments in the Saturday June 29 Moosekin because that’s what comes up when I click on Motley Moose on my Firefox front page.

    I’m so tired of myself.

  9. Jk2003

    We got a bit of a cool front last night.  Going up to 85 today and in the 60s tonight.  Less humid.  Good thing cause I had a its too damn hot meltdown last night.  Refused to cook dinner and just layed on the floor for like an hour.  The kids thought I was a fun pillow to jump on.  

    Working today so mr jk2003 is in charge of the kids today.  Have a great one!  Stay cool.

  10. PadreJM

    MooseInIdaho photo 150459_10151800829648653_262758434_n.jpg

    The Rev. Chuck Currie snapped this shot at the Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch, Harrison, Idaho, and posted it to his Facebook page, where I snagged it.  Some of you may know him from his work at Huffington Post.  We are very lucky to have him in the progressive activist community in Portland.

    I’m not going to report on the weather report for awhile.  I just looked at the 10-day, and it appears we’re going to continue experiencing dry and hot for the foreseeable future.

    I need to guzzle some more coffee.  I’ll hang here a bit, and then try to keep up with everyone’s doings by popping in from time to time from the office.  

  11. anotherdemocrat

    Watching Up and Le Tour. Eating beans. Got to figure out what I want to eat next week & buy groceries. That’s really it for me.

  12. bill d

    A lazy morning watching The British Open. Typically I love watching it just because it is nice to see people wearing jackets and coats this time of year but it looks bright and sunny today.

    Hope all you good people are well.

  13. slksfca

    Also on the cool side right now at 52°F. Enjoying my coffee while the space heater tries to warm things up.

  14. slksfca

    I wanted to get laundry done during the week because the corner laundromat is always packed on Saturdays and Sundays. So I’m going to do some hand washing today and wait until Monday for the rest of it.

    But I am going to brave the crowds this morning to have breakfast at a neighborhood diner with my friend L, something we’ve been putting off for several weeks. Looking forward to fried eggs and hash browns!

    So sorry for all of you who are crushed by the heat. Our local high will be 62° under grey skies, though across town it will get up to about 68°.

  15. Hot and humid and overcast again here in North Carolina. My new Doctor is doing a complete physical. She didn’t say anything after listening to my heart but I was uncomfortable at her expression and the amount of time she was listening. She asked if I had ever had a stress test and other heart tests since both my parents died of heart attacks. She had them set up one for Monday morning. I was afraid to ask her what she heard. A little scared at the moment.

    Our weather has been Electrifying lately.

    Electrifying photo Electrifying_zps84cf5169.jpg

  16. princesspat

    I feel very fortunate to be enjoying such a nice moment after reading the weather reports of the day.

    Our grandson goes home today. It’s been a fun fast week with the little guy!

  17. emeraldmaiden

    Air is still dense and humid here, but we’re due for thunderstorms and a break in the heat, at least.

    Today’s a ‘doing stuff around the house” day, plus a bit of business. We’re planning to make pickles this afternoon, and I might start processing tomatoes for canning some sauce.

    Cats are doing their best furry slug imitations. Guess Pumpkin wore himself out hollering at us earlier. 😀

  18. slksfca

    She is scheduled to plant a tree in Golden Gate Park at 10:30, at the National AIDS Memorial Grove. Gonna see if I can talk L into walking over there before we go to breakfast.

  19. PadreJM

    in our town, so right on the parade route.

    That may or may not explain why I’m having the quietest Saturday morning since we opened in November.

    There were no phone messages on voice mail this morning, either.

    I may actually get out of her at a decent hour (and in time to get a haircut, as I’m looking truly disreputable).

  20. wordsinthewind

    for the dogs, they were panting so we put them back in the car in the a/c and came home. We did find a good spot and took some interesting test shots. The sky was unusually cloudy today so we really liked the pictures.  

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