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Old Mar 12 2011, 05:33 AM   #41
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Just saw fresh footage from Japan. What a devastation, unbelievable! And it's all very frightening with the aftershocks and that damaged nuclear plant...
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Old Mar 12 2011, 06:21 AM   #42
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Yeah. Stu's boss was on NOS talking about it earlier. It's pretty awful.
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I saw him. He explained how this was different from Tscherobyl and a "live" meltdown so to speak.
Stil, 30,000 people evacuated just because of it...
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Old Mar 12 2011, 01:44 PM   #44
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did you know that the quake suppossedly shifted the main island of japan 2.5 meters? it also somehow managed to change earths axis.(and gave santa cruz and cresent city)mini sunamis...we were lucky, nothing got in thru the SF bay.

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I did see that 1 person from Calafonia was killed while watching the waves come in. He was washed away by the waves.
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I saw that too, maw. However, I've looked at a number of sites, and while it says "someone in California" it does not say whether the person was a Californian or even an American citizen for that matter. I have seen plenty of people on the web using this incident as an excuse to say "oh yes, dumb stupid Americans again". As IF every American would be right out there doing the same thing. Oh, please. Gimme a break!
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Well I recall reading some were at were I spotted it, a group of fisher folks, took off to 'ride' the swell out of their local harbor, Monoco Bay area I think but I recall right now
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Kibby and I are going to this
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We have been doing a lot in Civics and goverment and I think this will bring it all alive for her. Make it make since.
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I wish I could find some nice dragon beads in Pern colors.
I am still working on a Pernolopy game. I got a make it yourself monopoly game a couple of years ago and am trying to make it a Pern style.
I followed your link to the make your own monopoly. It looks pretty cool. I was just wondering what the playing pieces are like though? Are you just finding things yourself, or are you able to use any of the pices provided?
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Samsara, the game comes with 4 pawns you can use. I would love to find some Pern type things. Preferably dragon charms. I have had my for a couple of years and have not yet put it together. I have been really busy, hoping to get it all together soon.
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How many playing pieces in a normal monopoly set? I can't remember. I would try find a dragon, a dolphin, a castle (hold), a harp, a boat & a wagon.
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There are more than four playing peices but I do not know how many.
I may go with other things if I can not find the dragons. Now that we are in the new house I will have time to fix it up.
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Believe it or not Samsara but there is a Wiki.answers entry dedicated to the number of playing pieces in a monopoly game!

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Monopoly...I have also been collecting different things over the last couple of years, to someday be able to put together one of these for myself. Only I am planning on using an already made up game as the base and changing it to suit Pern...someday when I'm in need of a new project, I'll get around to it.

Perhaps we should have a special thread set up someday, to show all the different *HOMEMADE* versions members come up with for their own collections?
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Monopoly...I have also been collecting different things over the last couple of years, to someday be able to put together one of these for myself. Only I am planning on using an already made up game as the base and changing it to suit Pern...someday when I'm in need of a new project, I'll get around to it.

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Good gracious but Wiki answers evrything doesn't it? I bet if I asked it how old I am, it would tell me that too!!
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I don't know Sam, but if you asked how you look it might answer: small, black and white, hairy with big ears and a wet nose...
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You are too funny Hans!

It doesn't, by the way... I tried it...
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There are an amazing number of versions of Monopoly. My daughter has one based on the Campus and town where she went to college. I think a lot of colleges have their own versions. We played a lot of board games when I was a kid. One of my favorites was called "Wide World." It was a map of the world and the goal was to be the first to fly your little jet plane to all your assigned destinations and pick up "product cards" from each nation visited. I often thought a version of that might be fun for a Pern game. I know there actually is a Pern board game and I've often wondered what it's like. Anybody here have one?
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There are an amazing number of versions of Monopoly. My daughter has one based on the Campus and town where she went to college. I think a lot of colleges have their own versions. We played a lot of board games when I was a kid. One of my favorites was called "Wide World." It was a map of the world and the goal was to be the first to fly your little jet plane to all your assigned destinations and pick up "product cards" from each nation visited. I often thought a version of that might be fun for a Pern game. I know there actually is a Pern board game and I've often wondered what it's like. Anybody here have one?
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Sandi...I know that several of us here have the *Pern* board game...and a few of us have even tried to play it...Nefermiw shared photos of her game, but that was quite a while ago now...It should be in the archives somewhere.

Samasara...here we both constantly use *Wikipedia*...in all it's forms. I am always amazed at all the information it has available!!!
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Clearing out my bookshelves, boxing up a lot of things to go to the used book store. Waiting to hear if our son passed his fourth (final) CPA test. Looking forward to a really bright full moon tomorrow night. Jeff says it should be the brightest in 20 years. I hope the sky is clear! Listening to the frogs growling and peeping in the pond. Very Loud!
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Clearing out my bookshelves, boxing up a lot of things to go to the used book store. Waiting to hear if our son passed his fourth (final) CPA test. Looking forward to a really bright full moon tomorrow night. Jeff says it should be the brightest in 20 years. I hope the sky is clear! Listening to the frogs growling and peeping in the pond. Very Loud!
Good luck hope your son pass it, we get that back home frog peeping in the summer.

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Tomorrow is my grandson's fourth birthday. We're having a little party at a pizza place. I think it's great that even the moon is scheduled to put on a show for him. He's really looking forward to it. None of the family has figured out where he got the notion but for the past few months he's been talking about flying in space in a rocket ship. I told my daughter she'd better start setting some money aside for space camp in a few years.

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Friendly reminder. Everyone must be bored looking for "Where in the world"? Lily has been the only one asking recently so I give her credit for trying to have a go at it. I'll put the answer up tomorrow if you're that bored with it. Come on folks have a go at it - PLEASE ?
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Cilla...I hope Fred does as well as he has in the past!!!
Frogs...growling and Peeping??? I don't think I have ever heard those types of sounds used to discribe frog noises...LOL.
Normally you hear the word Peeping used for birds... we have plenty of birds *PEEPING* around here constantly, as we seem to be in the winter/spring birthing area for a number of tyes of them...and they all seem to *PEEP* as well as sing beautifully....Thankfully!!!

Sandi...hope your *Birthday Pary* goes well and that you all have a ball. Sooooo he wants to go into space someday...when he's old enough you should read him *The SHip Who Sang* and start him off right!!!
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H.S. Lin, I tried very hard to find a decent link on the web that would "show" you what I mean about frogs growling and peeping. No luck. The little tree frogs do peep, after all they are called "Spring Peepers!" Yesterday we had a mommy and daddy mallard land in the pond. Maybe they'll stay and we'll have fluffy ducklings after a bit! I haven't seen our pair of muskrats yet. I hope they return, they provided a great deal of entertainment all last spring into early summer.
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Ah ha! Try this for Spring Peeper sounds! And yes, it is just this loud. This doesn't have the bigger (growling) frog sounds, though.

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Oh Cilla I agree...those certainly are *Peepers* !!! It does sound a bit like birds, only birds don't sing at night. I would love to see your mallards, and I do hope that they stay and give you the treat of fuzzy little ducklings.

Last year when we moved in we were entertained, so to speak, by the love makings of a pair of doves...a few days ago they showed up again, in exactly the same spot only now the female (we think???) is HUGE...Lord she's the size of a chicken now...really!!! We are in hopes that at some point this spring we will get to see little baby doves flying around our back garden.

Seems every spring our home is inundated with hundreds of birds of in all kinds of species...big one, little ones...great singers and horid sqawkers...lovely humming birds to incredibly beautiful hawks...and then the pitiful scavenging crows. I just love them all!!!
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<sinp>The little tree frogs do peep, after all they are called "Spring Peepers!" <simp> no ducks, but deer, a doe and her two babies, she would come with her babies and eat off the mound" I hope they return, they provided a great deal of entertainment all last spring into early summer.
For deer, they find the mound grass qutie eatable.

Yes, that what I was trying to remember, we got DNR land around us, and lake behind us, river below us.
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We don't see toads or bullfrogs around here like we once did but there are still lots of little green tree frogs. I enjoy hearing them sing in the night. Plenty of deer in these parts and there are a couple of possums that seem to think they are my pets. It's fun to watch the armadillos too but they really tear things up with all their digging.
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Since moving here in our new home, we have seen more varied creatures than anywhere else that we have lived...and we have lived in the high mountains and the real California desert...and none of those areas have compared to what we have seen here, all but in our backyard.
The hundreds of birds previously mentioned, ducks, our pair of doves, a whole rabbit family living in the corner of our yard, a huge colony of ground squirrels trying to overtake our garden, a very beautiful large coyote walking along the path over our low garden wall, not to mention the three very beautiful lizzards and their babies that scurry here and there constantly keeping our property bug free.
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Over the weekend, my family went to my great-uncle's surprise 80th birthday party. My great-aunt was able to hide it from him, and he was completely shocked when he came into the room. In the time leading up to the party, my mother and I were joking about how long he'd actually stay at his own party. He's always been notorious for coming to family parties, staying long enough to say hello to everyone, and then leaving. Quite often to provide my great-uncle with entertainment, my father would play cribbage with him. Knowing this, we were joking about whether he'd stay more than 20 minutes at his own birthday party, or that we'd have to find a cribbage board to keep him there. Needless to say, he was actually one of the last people to leave this time.

In all of my life, I've never seen him smile that much. I'm sure given my brief description, you'll understand why we affectionately call him the Grump.

I'm am happy that my great-aunt was able to surprise him. They tried to my grandfather a surprise 70th birthday party 3 years ago, but he showed up in a suit jacket. He knew because my grandfather never wears stuff like that unless he knows that he's going somewhere it's expected of him.
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*R*...sounds like it was a grand Birthday party for you Great Uncle to stay till the end!!!
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your great uncle sounds slightly like my grandpa did... but he always claimed "it was to loud",ecspecially when his ear plugs weren't working.
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Just finished thoroughly cleaning the basement room the cats sleep in in preparation for the vet's visit on Friday. Yes, I guess it is unusual to have a vet make house calls. I wasn't sure I'd find one, but was lucky and since she does all four cats at once it turns out to be cheaper than 4 individual visits to a veterinary office! Plus, she's really nice!

Stirred up a box cake and put it in the oven for Jeff's birthday tomorrow. I don't do "from scratch" cakes, but he doesn't mind. As long as it's cake!
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Am on the injured list. Pulled a muscle at work today. Gods, it hurts!
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Cilla...Hope the cake turns out great for Jeff's Birthday...and that his day will be a special one for him.

AnnMarie...Lord that sounds painful...try a heating pad and some good old fashioned *Bengay* on it...hope it feels better soon.
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Ouch, hope you'll be OK again soon, AnnMarie.

Pass our congratulations to Jeff, Cilla!
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