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blu (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 5 Replies

After what has seemed like a very long hiatus, TheraminTrees is BACK.  No great surprise, not only hasn't he lost a step, he may actually have gained a few!  That said, may I present:bluContinue

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Don't leave your keys on your desk: company copies keys from photos for $6

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 23. 8 Replies

"Keys Duplicated" will make a copy of your house key from smartphone photos, for anyone with a credit card.…Continue

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Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sk8eycat Sep 22. 64 Replies

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

Ebola Drug From BC

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 20. 1 Reply

Ebola drug fast tracked.....http://www.cbc.ca/1.2731250B.C.'s Tekmira gets FDA approval to fast track Ebola drugContinue

Ebola Researcher from BC

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 20. 2 Replies

From our news......Young scientist garnering international attention for Ebola research…Continue

Ozone Recovering?

Started by Patricia Sep 11. 0 Replies

http://shar.es/11RhRK Following a harrowing depletion in recent decades, Earth's protective ozone layer, high in the planet's atmosphere, is on the track to recovery, according to a new report released today…Continue

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Comment by booklover on July 9, 2012 at 4:55pm

Patricia, no one 'needs' facebook, but as I said, I play Scrabble and Words with Friends with my 10 and 13 year-old nephew and niece, and see all the pictures that are shared as well as jokes and articles.  I don't have many friends on there, and that one that I did say yes to, I unfriended right away.  It can be a great way to keep in touch if you say no to all the requests.  You can't expect people to send everything separately to you in an e-mail.  I've deleted many people, and I shouldn't have said yes to that one request.  Lesson learned.

@ sk8eycat, I have a bad stomach and the jalapenos would kill me, lol.  Your Bloody Mary sounds good though! lol

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 2:32pm

I joined FlakeBook at the request of a high school friend about 4 years ago.  Almost immediately I 1) started hearing from every classmate who bored me to death 55+ years ago, and 2) the amount of cr*p in my Spam Folder more than tripled.  I dropped out before the first week was over.

My favorite "Bloody Mary" is the type made with beer and Snap-E-Tom.  (Served with deep-fried stuffed jalapenos!)  YUM!

Comment by Patricia on July 9, 2012 at 2:25pm

I stay in touch with family/friends by email, so I can't see the point of 'needing' facebook to 'stay in touch' with a sibling when you each have computers. That just seems odd to me.

Comment by booklover on July 9, 2012 at 1:51pm

@ The Flying Atheist, sounds good!  I'm gonna have a beer instead, but we'll have the Bloody Mary's in the a.m.. ;)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 9, 2012 at 1:51pm

ROFL great joke rewrite sk8eycat!

Comment by Patricia on July 9, 2012 at 1:32pm

I won't join facebook either!!! 

Comment by Patricia on July 9, 2012 at 1:31pm

Hi Ruth,

I just go by our news/weather report on the fires & the smoke reaching us. They also said last night that we're getting some from Siberia as well. Whatever the case, it's all stinky & hard to breathe no matter where from. ICK!!!! It just shows too how large & terrifying they all are. My daughter & her family were evacuated from the Okanagan fires several years ago, & not knowing if the house would be there afterwards was grim to say the least. Her mother-in-law lives here & I see her on the bus occasionally & all she was worried about was whether her son had remembered his bybull when they were running!!!!!! I damn near choked on that one!!!!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 9, 2012 at 1:28pm

@Booklover  Take many deep breaths and have a glass of wine.  If that doesn't work, call me in the morning and we'll continue with Bloody Marys. 

Comment by booklover on July 9, 2012 at 1:24pm

You are right sk8eycat, but I already unfriended her.  Someone who thought that her joke was in any way clever isn't someone who would get it if I turned it around.  That's why I'm so thankful for you guys and this forum.

Steph, I don't like FB either, but it does keep me in touch with my only sibling and her 2 kids, 10 and almost 13.  We play Scrabble and Words with friends and send jokes and stuff.  I also like to see the pics from college that my daughter puts up when she's there.  Otherwise I'd forget the whole thing!  Keep putting up your cute pics please! They give a lift to my day! :) Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on July 9, 2012 at 11:51am

Cool graphic Ruth! Thanks I enjoyed it.

 

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