Oct 13th 2017 08:01 am Carrying Things Too Far


Odd as it may seem, I’m not the expert on any of this, but I think I’m making progress. We were talking about GoComics.com, the Andrews McMeel Universal website where hundreds of comics, including A&J, are posted every day. Specifically, we were talking about “liking” stuff there, very specifically “liking” Arlo & Janis. Turns out visitors must sign up for a GoComics account to be able to “like” and to comment and to do other stuff. That’s the not-so-good news. The good news is, you can sign up for an account for free, and it won’t kill you! But wait! There’s more! You can pay $20 a year and view comics 24 hours a day without those jumpy ads, plus you can build pages of your personal favorites and have them emailed to you. I’m really not trying to sell you anything: I only recently have begun doing this myself, right down to paying my bosses 20 bucks. I can say it’s a pretty good deal. My experience at GoComics.com is more enjoyable. In parting, I want to thank those of you who did find your way to GoComics.com yesterday and “liked” that dreadful cartoon. You rocked the house! But we’re going to talk more about that next post.

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86 Responses to “Carrying Things Too Far”

  1. Craig T on 13 Oct 2017 at 8:33 am #

    I just call that efficient. Why make multiple trips to the car when it isn’t necessary?

    A gocomic account is painless. Can I assume the heart is the like?

    Yes, you can assume that. — JJ

  2. ThomW on 13 Oct 2017 at 8:36 am #

    Just want to mention that I’ve had a free account with GoComics for years. (It was called something else then) and outside of the ads getting more intrusive I can’t recall getting any spam derived from that account.

    What I do wonder about is if I go to the paid account do the artists see any of that money or is it all dumped into the corporate swimming pool?

    tww

    Well, yes, a smidgen. I think. It’s not enough for me to make a nuisance of myself! I honestly do think those who read comics at GoComics would enjoy the benefits of a paid account. — JJ

  3. Ruth on 13 Oct 2017 at 8:40 am #

    I actually have a goComics free account but I never book marked it. To get to goComics I click on the link from this site everyday. If you are worried about goComics sending annoying junk emails or spam, don’t. I have never gotten anything but security related emails from them.

  4. Whistling Rufus on 13 Oct 2017 at 8:45 am #

    I signed up for an acct. on GoComics so I could click the little heart. I had no idea and didn’t care what all those icons stood for (seems like they were introduced in the re make of the GoComics site some time back). One reason I rarely sign up for stuff I can view for free is I don’t want my email address out there “in the wild”. So, I signed up for a free email address on gmail to use for this kinda thing and keep the spam out of my personal and work inboxes.

    I’m not entirely sure what all those other icons are, either. — JJ

  5. emb on 13 Oct 2017 at 9:04 am #

    Mid-19th c. porn for the rich.

    http://thatispriceless.blogspot.com/

    Peace,

  6. JACKQULINE MONIES on 13 Oct 2017 at 9:04 am #

    Oh pooh! Stop fussing about your emails attracting spam. Just don’t visit “dating” sites or buy “enhancement” drugs from Canada and no one is going to bother you.

    Now why would I know that?

  7. JACKQULINE MONIES on 13 Oct 2017 at 9:10 am #

    Ghost just said people would jump to conclusion he is buying Canadian pharmaceuticals. Sorry baby!

    No, my late husband and I still get the occasional one on that account addressed to him.

    But I am and have ALWAYS been pubic with my name, address, email, Facebook. It does not result in a flood of anything and the monsters don’t move in to your closet or under the bed.

  8. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 13 Oct 2017 at 9:33 am #

    So I was looking at my favorite cartoons and when I saw Ed Crankshaft, I couldn’t help think of Arlo:

    https://comicskingdom.com/crankshaft

  9. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 13 Oct 2017 at 9:38 am #

    JJ Thanks for the heads up on the free sign in. I went to sign up and realized that I already had! I have already liked several of your comics.

  10. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 13 Oct 2017 at 9:42 am #

    This was a personal favorite. It was only 2 months after my Dad’s death and 18 years to the day after my Mom’s fatal accident. It went up on the refrigerator and stayed there until we got a stainless steel one.

    http://www.gocomics.com/arloandjanis/2002/8/1

  11. Mark from TTown on 13 Oct 2017 at 10:12 am #

    https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22365324_1521999571155792_2774792930901524639_n.jpg?oh=5b3ea66a9802b87db00b28f95a9a9e0f&oe=5A83A100

  12. Trapper Jean on 13 Oct 2017 at 10:13 am #

    Oddly enough I don’t get spam email from GoComics but from some of the “please sign our petition” sites I have clicked on. Neither do the ads bother me. Maybe I’m just lucky?

  13. emb on 13 Oct 2017 at 10:23 am #

    Ducks migrating S., Miss. R. SE of Twin Cities. Peace,

    https://explore.org/livecams/falcons/falcon-nest-cam

  14. Mark from TTown on 13 Oct 2017 at 12:09 pm #

    Jimmy, that retro looks like me when I come from the store! You got it just right. And I’ve always liked that strip from the first time I saw it.

  15. TruckerRon on 13 Oct 2017 at 3:51 pm #

    I’m getting a lot of snail mail these past few years from various groups claiming to be supporting Native American reservations. All because I made a single donation to such a group about 5 years ago. Their willingness to share my info (including my phone number from on the check) made me retaliate by tossing all those envelopes as they arrive.

    And I no longer answer the phone when I don’t recognize the caller ID. If it’s important, they can leave a message.

  16. Mark from Maine on 13 Oct 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    I’ve been a GoComics.com premium member for years, as has my wife. The no ad experience is great and it’s important to support comics in general. We also subscribe, in print, digital or both, to three newspapers that carry A & J. I’m from a newspaper family of several generations, so we also gave at the office! ????

  17. Dennis Ewing on 13 Oct 2017 at 6:27 pm #

    I guess I got sent to moderation for posting from the phone. I have been goComics subscriber since the merger with comics.com. I also subscribe to ComicsKingdom. I got my start in adult life running s press for newspapers so I have a soft spot for newsprint. I am almost priced out of the market these days. The San Antonio paper is up to about 480 a year. I got a deal on groupon, but disability only goes so far.

  18. Debbe on 13 Oct 2017 at 7:41 pm #

    Good evening Villagers,,,,

    won’t be on the radar for a couple/three/ days….but in the meantime, I leave you with this..that is if you like Women of Ireland and Jeff Beck….this is really good…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ej_X2_SggQ&feature=player_embedded

  19. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 13 Oct 2017 at 10:05 pm #

    Yesterday’s walking cartoon was not dreadful, and I especially liked the winged shoes.

    My wife must have those, too, because I can never keep up with her.

  20. Old Bear on 13 Oct 2017 at 10:40 pm #

    Mark
    Money can’t buy:
    …and not in that particular order.

  21. JACKQULINE MONIES on 14 Oct 2017 at 12:00 am #

    Those who have followed the Village for a few years will recall that Ghost was always saying he would get a pair of jeans if he ever got down to a size 36 waist. Well, he did and he has several pair of those jeans now. I just watched him try them on tonight.

    Ladies, he is one hot hunk in those jeans! He asked me if they made bis butt look big? I said on the. Contrary they made it look really studly.

    Next we work on the white linen slacks and white jeans. He said the last time he wore those was when Don Johnson was on t.v. in Miami Vice.

  22. John II on 14 Oct 2017 at 7:22 am #

    TruckerRon:
    I return the unwanted junk mail prepaid envelopes empty especially this time of the year, medicare renewal.
    Not only do I not answer the phone when I do not recognize the caller ID, I have the ringer and answer machine turned off.
    Cell phone is off except when I need to make a call.
    Jackie:
    72 11/12.

  23. dave on 14 Oct 2017 at 8:05 am #

    Funny, my wife LIKED “that dreadful cartoon”!

    But you can write off the $20 as a business expense, right? :-)

  24. Terrence Feenstra on 14 Oct 2017 at 8:30 am #

    Jimmy – Yesterday’s cartoon was one of your very best! Used it on my wife – so to speak.

  25. Terrence Feenstra on 14 Oct 2017 at 8:31 am #

    Money can’t buy: 1) true love 2) home-grown tomatoes.

  26. emb on 14 Oct 2017 at 8:56 am #

    Maybe he’d have done better w/ a pistol. Worked for Martine. Peace,

    http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4343238-minn-man-charged-attempted-murder-shooting-plane

  27. emb on 14 Oct 2017 at 9:06 am #

    Click on ‘columns’ at the above site. It lists those that appeared in the ‘Generations’ section day before yesterday. The first is by a fellow BUMC member, his second w/in the last few months, and the second by your humble servant, who has lost count since he started in ’98, when he was nearing 70, hence his series title, ‘Threescore and Ten.’ Peace,

  28. emb on 14 Oct 2017 at 9:29 am #

    Today’s ‘Dustin’ [favorites@comicskindom.com] comes close, though I don’t do canned soup. Sanitary & dignity are 2 different things. Peace,

  29. Mark from TTown on 14 Oct 2017 at 10:01 am #

    for emb: https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22405458_1582780468426859_3724495462484159181_n.jpg?oh=42f442835609b172439d3321bdc91f81&oe=5A3AE5CA

  30. emb on 14 Oct 2017 at 10:20 am #

    Thanks.

    While we’re on the subject, per current theol. scholars, the truly Pauline* letters are the earliest New Testament documents. The four Gospels and Acts were all written later, were therefore not available to Paul, and were all anonymous. They were attributed to Mark, Matthew, Luke [same au. as Acts], and John by church fathers in the early 2nd c.

    John of Patmos, who wrote Revelation, is not the same John to whom the 4th Gospel is attributed. ‘Every Simon, Lazarus, and James is named John.’

    *Some of the letters attributed to Paul are now considered ‘Pseudo-Pauline’ [no relation to the girl named Pauline that I knew in grade school], and some are still up for grabs. See ‘Pseudo-Pauline’ online.

    Peace,

  31. PopBruce on 14 Oct 2017 at 10:29 am #

    I would suggest viewing GoComics on the mobile app. I can only speak for iOS, or iPhone/iPad, but the experience is much much better than on a computer. You can swipe thru the comics much more quickly, and the ads are much less intrusive. The only problem is I haven’t figured out how to ‘like’ a comic. I’ll just have to keep liking them the old fashion way for now.

  32. JACKQULINE MONIES on 14 Oct 2017 at 11:41 am #

    The blue heart underneath base of the strip is what you press on to “Like” the strip. It changes to dark blue when it acknowledges you have liked it. If you try to press it again it will “unlike” it and color changes back to light blue.

    The like count is recorded to right in black of beRt. If it takes your like you can tell by increase in number. For instance six people have liked todays.

    You must be a member to like but it can be free.

  33. JACKQULINE MONIES on 14 Oct 2017 at 11:50 am #

    Small town Americana. Dickens and I are riding around with Ghost in Bullet. We have been to post office, feed store, bank and both grocery stores. Going to put Bullet through only car wash in town when line gets shorter.

    Ghost always described himself as a “small town boy, just ordinary guy.” He fits in beautifully here and is already accumulating a local “harem” of women Ghost fans in my friends who think he is sweetest man.

    He is. I am so thankful to have him in my life.

    Thank you Jimmy Johnson for Arlo and Janis and for the Village. You changed at least two lives, if not more.

  34. emb on 14 Oct 2017 at 11:55 am #

    JJ: You also help keep us relatively sane in an insane world. Peace,

  35. JACKQULINE MONIES on 14 Oct 2017 at 12:09 pm #

    About “liking” Arlo and Janis on GoComics. You can go back and vote for a like on a strip from earlier dates. You cannot vote more than once for same strip.

    If you try to do a second vote on same strip it will “unlike” that strip and heart turns back light blue. Press again and it will relike and turn dark blue.

    Don’t mess with Jimmys head.

  36. Nancy Kirk in AZ on 14 Oct 2017 at 3:03 pm #

    Hello, Villagers. Sorry for the delay in getting back to some questions and comments. I had several meetings and a concert to go to, some deskwork that had to be done for organizations I belong to, PT, of course, and a certain amount of elevate/ice/doze every day. Plus, what a treat to come back and find a whole flurry of new posts from Jimmy and comments from him as well as others! I just now got through reading all those.

    Re my knee surgery. This was not my first rodeo. I am now three-fourths bionic on my lower extremities—one hip and now both knees. (I devoutly hope I won’t have to do the other hip.) I had the surgery at 9:30 am on a Monday (9/11 as a matter of fact!), was up and walking that afternoon, and went home about noon the next day. (We’d already ordered my lunch, so I figured I might as well stay and eat it. It was good.) That was Tuesday. I started PT at an office convenient to my house (that I’ve used before) on Wednesday and do it three times a week—probably for about six weeks.

    I had some complications with the first knee that I’m not having this time, thank goodness. Overall, the pattern is the same. The first two weeks (pardon my language) suck. Second two weeks better but not great. Third two weeks much more bearable. After six weeks, you’re getting pretty much back to normal life. I’ve had only three days when I felt I’d backslid a little instead of being a tiny bit better. This coming Monday will start my sixth week.

    Jackie, I wish you were recovering from the knee instead of the breast, also. But I know you and Ghost are coping. Thanks to all in the Village for good wishes. You are a blessing.

  37. Nancy Kirk in AZ on 14 Oct 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    PS: I’ve been a member of both GoComics and Daily Ink Comics Kingdom (or whatever it’s called) for a long time so that I can get several of the strips that I like that are not in the paper and have others when I am traveling and away from the paper. I think I have the “premium” service both places. As has been said, it’s not a big charge, and there was something about it that I thought made it worth it. (I’ve forgotten just what now, but being able to “Like” A&J is certainly a good thing.)

  38. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 14 Oct 2017 at 6:38 pm #

    Is Auburn the college football team that Jimmy favors?

    If so, I imagine that he doesn’t care much for LSU right now.

    On my side of the Mason-Dixon, I might not care too much for Nebraska in a few hours.

    However, I’m glad to report that the Bobcats made a feast of the Falcons.

  39. Ruth Anne in Winter Park on 14 Oct 2017 at 7:13 pm #

    Not a big football fan but the latest “controversy” over the Gators new uniforms (on display tonight) has produced some amusing commentary in the Orlando Sentinel. This one made me laugh: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/david-whitley/os-sp-florida-uniforms-david-whitley-1011-story.html

  40. Ruth Anne in Winter Park on 14 Oct 2017 at 7:14 pm #

    This was good too: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/open-mike/os-sp-gators-uniforms-mike-bianchi-1014-story.html

  41. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 14 Oct 2017 at 8:56 pm #

    The Buckeyes are making creamed corn of the Huskers, a team that is ranked 37th in the country.

    Kind of puts the game into perspective, I think.

  42. Anonymous on 14 Oct 2017 at 9:52 pm #

    Those new uniforms are ugly with a capital “ugh”.

  43. JACKQULINE MONIES on 14 Oct 2017 at 10:05 pm #

    Shopping for gym equipment so I can exercise at home instead of germ laden gym. Discovered that treadmills and recumbent bikes are about like automobiles. Drive them off the lot and the value plunges!

    Seriously, good pieces of exercise equipment cost a lot of money but used only a fraction. I am looking at two or three machines, not a full gym.

  44. Ruth Anne in Winter Park on 14 Oct 2017 at 10:52 pm #

    Jackie: is there a Play It Again Sports in your area? They sell used (or most likely rarely used) exercise equipment.

  45. Ruth Anne in Winter Park on 14 Oct 2017 at 10:55 pm #

    Looks like there’s one near Tulsa – https://www.playitagainsports.com/Locations/List/OK

  46. JACKQULINE MONIES on 15 Oct 2017 at 2:55 am #

    Hi Ruth Anne, yes I had found that one. There are several of that ilk in Tulsa including one called Second Wind and one called Push Peddle and (Something?)

    My gym is run by hospital and is quite clean and maintained. They urge each user spray and wipe down after each use but I notice it doesn’t always happen. My physical therapist had suggested a recumbent bike or trainer for me. In fact that is what most of us would best use.

    Ghost loves treadmill and watching him walk on one is inspiring. But it depends on consistent routine it seems to me. Janis has it right about the walking.

  47. JACKQULINE MONIES on 15 Oct 2017 at 2:57 am #

    Push Pedal Pull is name of other gym equipment shop.

  48. emb on 15 Oct 2017 at 6:37 am #

    Reticulated giraffe. Peace,

    https://explore.org/livecams/african-wildlife/african-animal-lookout-camera

  49. emb on 15 Oct 2017 at 6:42 am #

    Impalas, I believe. Would like a male; the horns are distinctive.

    https://explore.org/livecams/african-wildlife/african-river-wildlife-camera

  50. emb on 15 Oct 2017 at 6:45 am #

    “I notice it doesn’t always happen.” Likewise where I work out, especially by MDs. Peace,

  51. JACKQULINE MONIES on 15 Oct 2017 at 11:07 am #

    When does church let out?

  52. Mark from TTown on 15 Oct 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    Jackie, I’ve also seen a lot of exercise equipment for sale on Craigslist for Tulsa, under the General heading.

  53. Mark from TTown on 15 Oct 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    From a post by LLee on FB. She knows a lot of really good art sites and this one does instruction via posts on FB.

    https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22448129_1219842011453664_5725354293601658172_n.jpg?oh=c7b64768b518f669675b930ce3cfd383&oe=5A6E78B9

    I like Asian-style art and this one really is something I wish I had so I could look at it repeatedly.

  54. Mark from TTown on 15 Oct 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    This reminds me it’s lunch time: https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22539985_1583720864999486_2305177655642223331_n.jpg?oh=3f3f1e28e1218b4bb0b911fe316c2d1d&oe=5A70F5A5

  55. Mark from TTown on 15 Oct 2017 at 7:07 pm #

    Did I scare everyone off? No posts for 7 hours? Must be some fascinating football games or good walking weather?

  56. JACKQULINE MONIES on 15 Oct 2017 at 8:18 pm #

    I spent most of day cooking. I made huge pot vegetable beef soup, a pot of chili, a meatloaf and part of beef stew. Have to add vegs to the cooked meat and make gravy for stew.

    Tomorrow I am cooking a pot roast and a pot of red beans and rice with cajun sausage.

    Trying to get some precooked defrostables in freezer before I start chemo. Or at least something Ghost can eat that is ready made.

    Ghost is a good cook. Probably we are equally experienced at cooking. Sometimes we are so alike that is like a two sided coin or two peas in a pod. A male version of me?

  57. TruckerRon on 15 Oct 2017 at 8:21 pm #

    I just got back from leading services at the state hospital. The Baptist minister and his wife are away in Europe celebrating their 40th anniversary for the next few weeks, and the full-time chaplain also is attached to the Nation Guard and has been involved with disaster relief, so I’ll be filling in.

  58. Charlotte in NH on 15 Oct 2017 at 8:57 pm #

    Good for you, Trucker Ron! The services, etc., will be in good hands while they are away.

    Jackie, used exercise equipment might bring its own germs with it; and unstable or poorly designed stuff can cause injury. But you and Ghost have thought of all that, I imagine.

    Are you out there, Old Bear?

  59. JACKQULINE MONIES on 15 Oct 2017 at 10:52 pm #

    Miss Charlotte a good treadmill like Ghost and I use at the gym costs new $5-8000. A recumbent bike or trainer (?) machine $3-8000 depending on brands.

    The big equipment companies refurbish trade-ins and repair them. They are still in thousands so it is hopefully not like buying at a garage sale something for $100 from an individual?

    Part of problem is my gym is 25 miles away, closest one. Hospital owns and runs it so it is good. But still you will spend one hour or more commuting to exercise one hour. I will keep membership but since they found the cancer in May we have just quit exercising.

  60. JACKQULINE MONIES on 15 Oct 2017 at 10:56 pm #

    By the way, Mark, are you still exercising? At your apartment complex or a gym?

    That is so important to keep up both for your heart and diabetes. You spend too much time seated. Get up and move or do some stretching and seated exercises as you type.

  61. Old Bear on 16 Oct 2017 at 12:09 am #

    I am here a day early Mizz Charlotte- a full day tomorrow.

    Did Zucchini foe dinner.

    2 med Zucchini pealed and sliced on slicer.
    2 handsful onion from freezer (medium onion)
    salt
    pepper
    some Oregano
    some walnuts from the tree in the yard (Debbe)
    saute in a Tbs Walnut Oil till limp, stirring occasionally
    I keep covered till almost the end.

  62. Old Bear on 16 Oct 2017 at 12:12 am #

    for dinner
    And I meant I have a lot to do tomorrow (today)

  63. JACKQULINE MONIES on 16 Oct 2017 at 12:23 am #

    OK, you nailed it this time Jimmy. Today’s new strip is me and Ghost together but he is the one cleaning. I am a messy Arlo cook and Ghost is the cleanest, neatest cook ever.

    Actually I love cooking with Ghost and I love having a neat, clean kitchen. Our new helper is meticulously neat which helps too. She says working for us isn’t hard, we are both neat and clean people.

    I need to go rinse out my cooking pans that are soaking.

  64. JACKQULINE MONIES on 16 Oct 2017 at 12:25 am #

    Jimmy, could I buy today’s strip? Do you need some paint money for the parsonage?

  65. Mark from TTown on 16 Oct 2017 at 6:44 am #

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/consumer/kim-komando-how-to-stop-ads-from-following-you-online/article_105789df-5d33-5662-bf8a-464cdd3b740c.html

  66. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 16 Oct 2017 at 7:02 am #

    Yeah, today really hit home. Last night (and many nights) my wife asks if she can help with dinner. Response is: When I am done cooking, you can clean up!

    My son qualified for the 2019 Boston Marathon. The way that they do it now, I suppose that it is possible that they won’t accept his entry. Last year if you beat the qualifying standard by 3:23, then you got in. He beat his by 4:02. He said that his time was good enough. Since he has run it twice, it’s not a big deal if he misses. The mental and physical toll of qualifying is pretty rough. He would have breezed in but his hamstring cramped up at mile 23 as the humidity was higher than normal. Believe it or not, he needs more salt in his diet! Ironically, 5 hours later a front went through and the humidity would not have been an issue.

  67. emb on 16 Oct 2017 at 7:39 am #

    Today’s Hi & Lois could easily happen. Peace,

    favorites@comicskingdom.com

  68. emb on 16 Oct 2017 at 8:00 am #

    First thought was it might be biblical, but a scenario doesn’t come to mind, then mythological [some would contend there's substantial overlap there], but again, I come up blank. They held Achilles by the heel, and it was the Styx, not a birdbath. And who would the doll on the right be, aside from the artist’s aim to sell porn?

    http://thatispriceless.blogspot.com/

    Peace,

  69. TruckerRon on 16 Oct 2017 at 8:01 am #

    Mark: Because I’ve bought what I did (and a few accessories), I am now constantly seeing ads for that product. I find myself salivating over the beautiful, sleek models that bombard my computer. My wife doesn’t mind as long as I discuss future purchases with her in advance. She says it’s a harmless addiction… and I think she’s into them as well. She seems to enjoy asking me questions about the latest ones and how they compare to each other.

    Of course I mean the Dobsons, Newtonians, and the Cassegrains.

  70. Mark from TTown on 16 Oct 2017 at 8:08 am #

    emb, online search simply gives the title “The Bath”, so maybe it is just what it looks like. Two women bathing a baby. And you are probably right about the lady on the right. Unless she is a bath attendant.

  71. emb on 16 Oct 2017 at 8:13 am #

    Trucker: See those continually in Sky & Telescope, as well as online when I search for M31 or whatever. My stargazing days are mostly over, except for answering questions, mostly arising from having penned Northland Stargazing in the paper for over a decade. It has become a cheap hobby, mostly now a pleasant way to intro others to nature as it is.

    The painting is simply titled, ‘The bath.’ Wonder if the woman on the left is Mom or Grandma, and doll on the right kid’s older sister, or baby’s young mother getting instructions. This painter throws in a nude or more at the drop of a hat.

    Peace,

  72. emb on 16 Oct 2017 at 8:14 am #

    Mark: We overlapped. Peace,

  73. TruckerRon on 16 Oct 2017 at 9:52 am #

    emb, did you port your ‘scopes to dark sky areas or do you live in one? Here in my valley things are too bright to see the deep sky objects without the aid of a GoTo or other computerized system which I don’t have yet and won’t for at least a year. But it’s still amazing to see how much more you can see with a 100mm aperture.

  74. emb on 16 Oct 2017 at 9:54 am #

    Trucker:

    The “Dobsons, Newtonians, & the Cassegrains” has a nice ring to it, perhaps on a proposed list of invitees to a soiree. “Yes, dear, it would be delightful to have the Dobsons, Newtons, and Cassegrains, but do you really think the Fords and the Harleys are our kind of people?”

    Fun to slip such names into bona fide lists of surnames. Brings to mind Tom Lehrer’s snarky, “The rest of you can look it up when you get home.”

    Peace,

  75. emb on 16 Oct 2017 at 10:10 am #

    Trucker: Both. Had a second-rate 6″ Cassegrain, access to BSU’s Questar [which I got on a NSF grant, and which later got stolen], and an Astroscan. Quite dark skies available w/in a few miles, and actually decent ones from our former back yard in the ’60s-’80s. Box elders along the N and S fencelines eventually made the back yard hopeless, and skies here at The Meadows are terrible, / yard lights and Sanford Health Bemidji just N of “Salisbury Plain.” Eyesight has not improved any, so am pretty much armchair now, except for the occasional bright comet and checking out Algol [beta Persei].

    Peace,

  76. JACKQULINE MONIES on 16 Oct 2017 at 10:58 am #

    Well, let Ghost go anywhere and leave me to my own devices and I overdo it immediately. I woke up to smell of a pan scorching on stove at 5 a.m. that I forgot to turn off. Didn’t catch on fire ut definitely shrunk the roast!

    Headed back to bed to discover my left side was soaked though leggings and tee shirt. My drains are removed but drain holes are open! So, three additional dressings and three tee shirts later, I fell asleep again.

    Today is either stay quiet and rest day or go to Tulsa to see surgeon day. Sending a photo of side, drains and whatever.

  77. Llee on 16 Oct 2017 at 11:10 am #

    Stay QUIET silly girl! :) Glad all else is ok.

  78. emb on 16 Oct 2017 at 2:13 pm #

    A Pacific cormorant of some sort.

    https://explore.org/livecams/orcas/orcalab-parson-island

    Peace,

  79. Ruth Anne in Winter Park on 16 Oct 2017 at 4:39 pm #

    Posed this question to my FB friends but would be interested in hearing your experiences too:
    It seems that every time we have to contact a company for tech or other support we have the same issue. We can easily hear and understand the initial recorded menu (language, department, etc.), but as soon as we are connected to an actual person the sound quality goes downhill – volume too low, fuzzy, cuts in and out. In the most recent case the person’s accent wasn’t really an issue, even though it was obvious that they weren’t from around here. Is it just us and/or our phone?

  80. TruckerRon on 16 Oct 2017 at 4:47 pm #

    Ruth Anne, there are too many executives who think like this one when it comes to customer support:

    http://www.gocomics.com/dilbert-classics/2017/10/14

  81. Ruth Anne in Winter Park on 16 Oct 2017 at 5:30 pm #

    Too true, TR

  82. JACKQULINE MONIES on 16 Oct 2017 at 11:00 pm #

    Good heavens! Where is everyone? Football on Monday night?

  83. TruckerRon on 16 Oct 2017 at 11:48 pm #

    Nope. Just trying to catch up on shows I missed last week while preparing for a concert last Friday.

  84. JACKQULINE MONIES on 16 Oct 2017 at 11:57 pm #

    I am going through my clothes eliminating all that do not open all way or have low cut necks. This is relevant because I will continue to need to not extend arms while reconstructing both breasts which apparently may be finished by December 2018?

    It is also relevant for chemotherapy and access to my port on chest to make it easier to do cancer treatments.

    I told Ghost tonight that while buying all these sweaters, blouses and dresses, I had him in mind, not how easy it would be for doctors to get in to my chest.

  85. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 17 Oct 2017 at 5:06 am #

    I like live music and go to concerts whenever possible.

    For the past two Sundays, I have been able to attend Mountain Stage, a program that is recorded live and then broadcast weekly on many NPR stations.

    I have attended five sessions so far, and each one has featured an eclectic collection of five artists and groups.

    Always incredible evenings.

  86. emb on 17 Oct 2017 at 5:41 am #

    African agamid lizard growing a new tail.

    https://explore.org/livecams/african-wildlife/african-watering-hole-animal-camera

    Peace,

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