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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 6. 76 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Eat vegetables, Be happy

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An association between the amount of fruit and vegetables people ate and their happiness? Yes indeed. People who ate 7 portions of fruits and/or vegetables a day were the happiest.…Continue

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Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 30. 59 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

Forest Fire

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 3, 2013 at 11:17pm

Comment by booklover on July 3, 2013 at 6:11pm

Comment by Ian Mason on July 2, 2013 at 11:40pm

Great squirrel, Ruth. A European red squirrel, I think.

Another grey day in Denmark. The news says that this year's strawberry crop is severly affected. Makes me wonder how many non-commercial species are also damaged.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 2, 2013 at 9:52pm

http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Christmas-Quotes-1.jpg

Comment by booklover on July 2, 2013 at 8:35pm
Ruth, love your squirrel picture, and happy to see your post! I miss my friends when I don't see them post for a while! A big hug to you!- Mindy
Comment by Grinning Cat on July 2, 2013 at 6:16pm

FA and Ruth, thanks for the hugs!

Patricia, I hope Isabel turns out to be all right. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 2, 2013 at 6:02pm

Ruth, your squirrel reminded me of this....

Comment by Patricia on July 2, 2013 at 4:09pm

Thanks Ruth.

Ian,

This is Isabel's home country & she was going directly to her son's place to stay in Alberta until she decided what to do about buying her own. Her son owns his own place & has lived there for years so phone/internet hookups are already in place, which is why she gave me his email address before she left England. Not being in touch with anyone at all is just NOT her, & even if something had happened, she'd get someone to message everyone. Her whole life revolves around internet/phone/snailmail, & she's never out of touch for more than 3 days, & even then we know exactly why she's out of touch no matter how long or short. This is just so unlike her & to not let her sister know is really odd. I get no answer from her son at his email address, & have not heard back from anyone else either. We've known each other closely since 1972, & she calls me her ''other'' sister since I don't have sisters.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 2, 2013 at 3:09pm

Joan, thanks for sharing your squirrel comedy. I always enjoyed squirrels too. It sounds great to have a home surrounded by trees. We consider ourselves lucky to have trees visible from the back of our house. It was one of the reasons we chose this house over many others. Observing trees is supposed to be good for your mental and physical health.

Wow, I’m glad you only had a little thin spot after falling down the stairs, Mindy. The story of your toddler daughter’s reaction was precious. Perfect black cat quote!

Yes, sk8eycat, computers somehow seem to always pick the most eloquent entries to lose. Sorry I was out of touch for a bit and missed timely reading about your bathroom accident. Good thing your sister was there. We’ve had our glass shower doors just fall out of the frame on us, but they didn’t break. Funny about the dark red towel irony. I’m just glad you’re OK now. Hugs back to you. I’m afraid the much too early triple digitsf will gradually become the usual weather in southern CA. The blocking patterns from deep waves in the jet stream, because the Arctic is too warm, appear to be recurring in similar places. We’re tired of daily rain and low 90’s here in eastern PA. We’ve had saturated humidity for a couple of weeks it seems. Every day when I walk out of the door it’s like Jamaica without a beach. I can see how fireworks could become problematic when it’s too dry and hot.

Happy belated anniversary, Patricia.

Great group hug, Flying Atheist. Thanks! Here's my hug for all of you, Friends.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 2, 2013 at 2:34pm

Patricia, I remember moving to another country and it was somewhat chaotic for a while. Still a good idea to keep enquiring though. I hope your friend is all right.

Cats: very relaxed animals but you never know what they're plotting. Afraid my French isn't up to reading all of NB's quote. Man isn't a perfect animal? Something like that.

 

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