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Thursday Morning Herd Check-in

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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 contented.

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:

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– 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.)

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So … what’s going on in your part of Moosylvania?



  1. First, the bad (completely unsurprising) news:

    How The World Quickly Stopped Caring About The Kidnapped Nigerian Girls, In Seven Charts

    The girls are still missing. Their mothers still protest in Nigeria’s capital. International assistance is flowing into the country to aid in the search. Despite that, the interest in the plight of the nearly three hundred school-aged girls taken over a month ago has plummeted since the story first became the latest cause célèbre on the Internet.

    And something hopeful:

    Obama: U.S. Military In Chad To Aid Search For Missing Schoolgirls

    President Obama on Wednesday informed House Speaker John Boehner that 80 U.S. military personnel had been sent to the central African nation of Chad as part of efforts to help locate nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants in Nigeria last month.

    Chad borders Nigeria, where members of Boko Haram abducted the girls from the city of Chibok in April.

    “These personnel will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the surrounding area,” the president said in the letter to Boehner.

  2. Diana in NoVa

    The weather people yapped about storms yesterday in mid-afternoon, but they were wrong. Seems they are wrong more and more often, lately. The storms showed up at dinner time, dumped a bunch of rain, then subsided. The good news? We didn’t have to water the plants.

    Hoping to go the garden store this morning to get a Sungold tomato plant.

    OMG, on GMA they just showed a baby moose that turned up in a guy’s car! Determined not to miss his morning coffee, the guy took the baby to Tim Horton’s, thereby delighting the other customers. This could only happen in Canada, eh?

    Hope all meese will have a good day!

  3. DeniseVelez

    Have to go to see the eye doctor later. Spending the morning writing.  

    Good morning Jan and Meese.

  4. Portlaw

    should just be wet every now and then.

    The headlines say there was a military coup in Thailand and access to abortion is being limited in the South.

  5. anotherdemocrat

    I downloaded this sleep app on my iPod. I don’t understand how it works. But it (accurately) knows I was awake past 11 last night — when in desperation I got up & took some leftover cough syrup to try to sleep. It also says I was in deep sleep when the alarm went off. Maybe that’s why I’m so incredibly sleepy?

    Anyway, goal for today is to stay awake. It is muggy outside – already 70.

    I have a youtube app on my phone. Just figured that out. And the car will play what the phone’s playing, so this morning’s earworm is the pretty, acoustic version of Just Say Yes. Though I probably should be listening to something more energetic.

  6. bfitzinAR

    tracking software on my PV system is still glitched (what they did to “fix” the original problem created a more severe problem) so I don’t know what I’ve been generating, but at least I have been generating.  Still trying to finish summer payroll, got cost center balances to do, and starting the Annual Report.  Sure would be nice if one project could actually get finished before the next one hits.  Sigh.  Oh well.  3-day weekend in sight!  Hope it’s a good day in Moosylvania.  {{{HUGS}}}

  7. princesspat

    I’m starting my day with ice packs and coffee, but thanks to a 10 min leg up time every hour my leg isn’t swollen, yay! I was slow yesterday but I did get a new bed bordering the lower patio and 3 of the patio containers planted. And I’ve got 6 more ready to plant today.

    I’ll prolly have to simplify my container planting next year….just to many plants to haul around. But it feels good to finally have the begonias nestled in with the ferns in the pots by the back entrance this year.

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