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Comment by booklover on February 18, 2013 at 8:19am

Hi Felaine!  Happy you are back here!  We will all be driving (renting 2 cars) from Miami to Key West.   I will be on the lookout for those deer!  Can't wait to visit Hemmingway's House and see all those cats with the extra toes that are the decensdants (sp?) of his cats.  Steph, I am going to try and take some good bird pics for your group!!

Good stuff on here everyone!  I hope you all have a good week!~Melinda

Comment by sk8eycat on February 18, 2013 at 2:23am

I really missed you all...there was so much going on in the gnus, and I needed many kindred "spirits" to discuss it all with!  ("with whom to discuss it all"?)

Anybody else planning to watch "Hubris" on MSNBC Monday evening?  It's on at 9PM ET, 6PM PST....Check their web site for your time zone.

Ian!  I absodamnlutely LOVE ragtime!  Actually, I love watching a good pianist's hands playing any style music....very secksy!  (I just sent that link to a friend, who is an amazing pianist, as a belated Valentine.) Heh!

Fangkew.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 18, 2013 at 1:07am

Welcome back, Felaine. Glad you had a good time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2IHWPhRnXc

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 18, 2013 at 12:47am

Speaking of cats on keyboards, yes, it's a trend, which I'll gladly add to. Here's an intent mewsician...

Good night, everyone!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 17, 2013 at 11:57pm

Steph, cat on keyboard looks as I feel. Cat for pope; he could not do any worse. 

Grinning Cat, cat on a keyboard; am I seeing a trend here? Ah Ha! I was right, there is a trend of cats on keyboards. 

Tony Carroll, "Truth" sign is what we need right now! and a lion with courage. Oh! How we need courageous leaders. 

sk8eycat, welcome back; looking forward to some good conversations. 

Well, dear friends, that's all for today. Nice to end the day with your fun and funny contributions. 

Dust Sculptures in the Rosette Nebula - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap070606.html

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 17, 2013 at 11:22pm

Thanks for your update sk8eycat. Cute LOLcats everyone. I'm bushed tonight so just a quick "Good night, All."

Comment by Steph S. on February 17, 2013 at 10:24pm

Comment by Steph S. on February 17, 2013 at 10:23pm

Tony I agree -cool posters.

Grinning Cat - love the lolcat.

Nice to have you back Felaine - I missed you. Yes, there has been lots of news on lately about shootings.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 17, 2013 at 10:02pm

O HAI!  I'm back from spending almost a week with Debonair Duncan (and I forgot to take my camera again!)  Looks like I have a lot to catch up on.

How is every buddy?  I'm a little tired (and blind); I spent way too much time glued to MSNBC.  It all started Tuesday afternoon when the rogue ex-cop and his arsenal staged a shoot-out with various law enforcement orgs in Southern California...he killed 4 people before he shot his own self inside a burning rustic cabin.  This isn't very nice, I hate to say this, but I'm glad he's dead.  Saved the survivors a lot of pain, and the taxpayers a LOT of money. 

Then there was the rousing SOTU speech that had me cheering, and what's-his-name's awkward drink of water, and the same old same old "just say filibuster" from the GOPhers.  Only they're saying it's not a filibuster (so what is it, then?)

About Rat-Boy in Rome...another "I hate to say this," but from some photos I've seen recently, it looks like the dirty old man is a major cat fan...unless the pics were all PhotoShopped. 

That does NOT excuse his involvement in covering up the centuries-old "custom" of child abuse within the Crutch, but IMO even teaching small children that some supernatural being killed his own son out of "love" is also child abuse. (I wasn't heavily indoctrinated as a child, but I wonder how many children who are fear that their own parents might sacrifice them to that same invisible being.)

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Melinda, are you driving to Key West?  (I hope you're not taking a Carnival cruise! Those floating giant apartment buildings scare me!) Keep an eye, and a camera, on the lookout for Key Deer.  They are amazing, dainty little things; worth the entire trip.

Have a wonderful time!

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I have a little more to say, but not tonight.  I have to get reacquainted with Pumpkin and Hairy Jerry; I came home smelling like a strange (to them) cat, and they've been ignoring me.  As usual.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 17, 2013 at 8:49pm

Tony, so true!

Steph, a feline cat-lick pope would do a much better job at "live and let live"! (S/he'd also recognize that every cat is the center of the universe!)

And thanks about the lolcat! Here's another apropos one....

 

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