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crow
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August 4th, 2016, 9:53 pm #1

Tired of seeing "No New Posts" on the new posts notification?
Me too.
Yet I sometimes tire of coming up with something to write about.
And so...

Here's the place to leave your mark, without the need to be in any way creative or lively.
Leave a greeting, say hello, good-day, report how you feel right now, etc.

At least, if we all do that, there will be something new to read.

I'll be generous, and make a big effort to start:





Hey there! I feel like crap, today, after a trip to the not very big city, yesterday.
My eyes are sore, I barely slept, and the bunny is missing.
How's things with you?



"Squawk!" said the crow, and then made space.
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Simpleton
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August 4th, 2016, 11:31 pm #2

Today I find myself particularly excitable, for no identifiable reason. That's not too uncommon for me though. Whatever the reason may be, it sure beats being irritable.
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Ardy
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Joined: November 3rd, 2015, 9:00 pm

August 4th, 2016, 11:46 pm #3

Today is a BIG day - I slept for over 8 hours. A very rare event in an old man's lot in life. I almost feel HUMAN!

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crow
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August 5th, 2016, 12:10 am #4

That's the spirit :)
Good for you both. Insomnia is a nasty business, and feeling randomly irritable never did anyone any good.

The bunny suddenly turned up, so my wife and I are restored again.
Wired up some expensive raccoon lights, to the back porch overhang. Twelve volt systems appeal to me. If I get it wrong, I don't get to blow up, like with mains voltage.

"Squawk!" said the crow, and then made space.
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Bear311
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August 5th, 2016, 1:03 am #5

We have a resident bunny too. It is a good year for them, I guess. Too tired to post anything else today. Aren't you glad?
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August 5th, 2016, 5:37 am #6

At work a few days ago a middle aged woman who also worked in the centre asked me if working in retail had increased my empathy.
I answered no, but I felt a little thrown by the question. Does working with other people make you more empathetic?
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crow
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August 5th, 2016, 7:19 am #7

Em... pathetic, maybe :)
But no, it doesn't. It just shows me how people are, and generally that's not so good.
Only a female could ask a question like that.

On another note, my raccoon lights work a treat. I can see the whole deck, now, at night.
It's amazing how bright those tiny LEDs are, for the minute amount of power they draw.
I'm running both lights from a solar panel and a tiny 12v battery from a UPS computer backup unit.
The wife is a happy wife. Consequently, I am a happy husband.

My wife was digging a fairly deep hole in the exceedingly rocky ground, earlier, picking out all the rocks, and leaving fine dun-colored dust. So the bunny decided to take multiple nose-dives, head-first into it, rolling on his back, stretching out, with his eyes closed in sheer delight. He must have done it fifty times. Too bad I couldn't get a video of that!


"Squawk!" said the crow, and then made space.
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August 5th, 2016, 2:01 pm #8

I read the first three chapters of the merlin factor the other day. Powerful stuff. I wonder if I will ever finish it. I would like to but I don't have it in me to read in general. If I read its most always comics or fantasy or something super easy and leisurely.

Applying wall paint tomorrow. Second time. With that the walls are done. The roof is done, the bathroom is done. Then there is the doors and pantry, the radiators, the wall behind the radiators, the water tubes... But no need to do all of that at once.
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crow
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August 5th, 2016, 6:16 pm #9

I have for company today two female woodpeckers, inside my back deck, flapping around while I have my coffee.
They're the female component of this year's brood that includes a jaunty young male.
Sometimes they land on me, and that can be uncomfortable. I must look like a tree...

Finally managed to get my 2010 Mac Mini to function as a home theater system, and last night we watched a YouTube movie. My wife thinks I am a genius, and that's fine with me. Rather a genius than a moron, I suppose, even though neither one is very applicable.

The trouble with solar panels is that birds seem irresistibly drawn to crap on them. Along with raccoons being irresistibly drawn to pull at the wires. Garden hoses, too, are prone to develop tiny pinhole leaks, that can only be the result of sharp little baby raccoon teeth. Life in The Wild West, but give me that over people, any day.
"Squawk!" said the crow, and then made space.
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Ardy
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August 6th, 2016, 2:04 am #10

Just listening to some old R&B by a guy I used to follow as a teenager - Chris Farlowe. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed his stuff.

His versions of ''I've been loving her too long" Otis Reading Number and ''It was easier to hurt her'' were a part of my reformation in my mid 20's, when I decided I didn't need to be a tough guy by hiding my romantic self in a cloak of stupidity.

Strength and weakness are odd things for a young man.

Still having had a trip down my young romantic side, I immediately put on Best of Pink Floyd...
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