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Post by Nicky80 on Sun Aug 02 2015, 12:15

We have already August. Vacation time alien 

Next week there will be a heat wave again ... oh Boy...

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Post by it's me on Sun Aug 02 2015, 13:24

oh boy.... sunny

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Post by LornaDoone on Mon Aug 03 2015, 01:18

It's been hot in Hell-A too.

Still in a drought which SUCKS! Hoping we'll have an El Nino weather pattern this winter which would bring us much needed rain.

Right now that's a fire burning that's grown to 27,000 acres over night. I read somewhere that size is 8 times the size of San Francisco so that's very scary!

Hopefully, no one else will die in these fires. One firefighter died and then there was an accident where a man going to his brother's wedding rehearsal dinner collided with a speeding forestry fire truck! So very sad.

Me, I'm staying inside and hope we continue to have power because it's too hot not to have a fan or air conditioning working!!

Hope everyone is doing well. I've heard of some flooding in Florida and the East coast! Wish we could get some of that water over here!!

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Re: August 2015 Chit Chat

Post by Donnamarie on Mon Aug 03 2015, 03:46

LorneDoone we were having a lot of rain a couple of weeks ago and I thought at the time that I wish I could have sent it to the West Coast.  Mother Nature doesn't work logically tho.  

Hope you don't live too close to these wild fires.  It is scary.  And so dangerous for those firefighters.  This story plays out every year, especially in California.  It truly sucks.

Please be cool and stay cool my dear!

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Post by LornaDoone on Mon Aug 03 2015, 07:03

Hi donnamarie not near the fires but hear about them everyday.

Staying cool has been difficult but worse is the muggieness.  Just trying to stay inside as much as possible and hydrating.

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Post by Donnamarie on Mon Aug 03 2015, 12:45

LorneDoone, I didn't realize it gets muggy in California?  You must have bad hair days then.  I live in DC where almost the whole summer is muggy. The dreaded 3 H's.  Hazy, hot and humid.  Talk about bad hair days.  Ugh!

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Post by LornaDoone on Mon Aug 03 2015, 15:01

We're having what they call "monsoonal" moisture. There have been hurricanes south of us - forming near Mexico - that have brought some rains but mostly just hot, muggy weather.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/07/28/3738482/high-heat-monsoonal-moisture-heading.html

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Post by PigPen on Mon Aug 03 2015, 16:42

LornaDoone, so sorry to hear CA is dealing with more fires.  More so, the loss of life.  Are the fires causing  problems with air quality?  Sending good thoughts to all dealing with this.

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Post by Nicky80 on Mon Aug 03 2015, 20:49

I heard in the news it is the worst fire in history in California. Scary. I don't know if I want to live in a state were you have to be scared losing your home due to a fire.

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Post by LizzyNY on Mon Aug 03 2015, 21:44

I know they're predicting rain for you guys in CA. I hope it helps and doesn't make things worse. I have family a bit north of LA and some near SF. I haven't heard from any of them yet, but am hoping they're ok.

Lorna, be careful and stay safe, please.  Thumbs up!

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Post by Silje on Tue Aug 04 2015, 00:37

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3181743/Beatrice-Borromeo-Pierre-Casiraghi-arrive-ivory-ahead-second-wedding.html


Grace Kelly's grandson married in Italy.

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Post by Silje on Tue Aug 04 2015, 12:56

http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/hitchhiking-robot-lasts-just-two-weeks-in-us-because-hu-1721544551

Poor hitchBOT. Sad

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Post by Silje on Wed Aug 05 2015, 21:50

http://news.sky.com/story/1530131/no-autographs-or-gifts-for-cumberbatch-as-hamlet

For potential Cumberbitches. I think Hamlet opens today.

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Post by it's me on Thu Aug 06 2015, 00:23

shocking news !  Shocked confused scratch Neutral No


IS THIS THE END ?!!?


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Post by Joanna on Thu Aug 06 2015, 17:38

Silje wrote:http://news.sky.com/story/1530131/no-autographs-or-gifts-for-cumberbatch-as-hamlet

For potential Cumberbitches. I think Hamlet opens today.
I'm a Cumberfan.....Lol

Yes previews are until 25 August then it's on until October.

Some reviews were very good although really the correct etiquette 
is to allow the previews to be the "safe fine tuning period"

I can't get to London to see it but as they're streaming a live 
performance into many cinemas later I'm hoping there will be either
a TV broadcast or a DVD.
That happened in 2008 when David Tennant played Hamlet. 
He is equally admired as a British actor.

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Post by Silje on Thu Aug 06 2015, 17:51

I wish I could see it. Cieran Hinds is playing Claudius and he is a brilliant actor too. I have to wait for telly or DVD.

And just for the record I didn't invent "cumberbitches". It's  even mentioned in the article above.

I don't really know who David Tennant is. Will check up on him.

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Post by LizzyNY on Thu Aug 06 2015, 23:35

Joanna - Wasn't David Tennant the last Doctor Who, or am I thinking of someone else?

 I need some help. (I know - it's obvious! - But not that kind of help, this time. Very Happy) One of my favorite movies is on tv tonight but I'm afraid to watch it. They're showing Ocean's Eleven, which I love and have seen at least a dozen times, but every time I watch it again it drives me crazy for at least the next few days.

Why? Because I still can't figure out how Danny Ocean was supposed to get back into the room with Bruiser after the robbery! It doesn't make any sense and every time I see it it drives me nuts!

If anyone has an answer, PLEASE put me out of my misery so I can enjoy watching the movie again! I promise I will be eternally grateful! Give Flowers

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Re: August 2015 Chit Chat

Post by LornaDoone on Fri Aug 07 2015, 15:02

To all who commented about the fires... they are mostly in northern california for now. We did have that awful fire near the 15 freeway that you may have seen on the news with cars and trucks burning, but we had some rain and that helped with fighting that fire.

The ones up North are awful and homes and lives have been lost. We keep praying for rain!

None of those are near me and at this point, I don't think air quality her in So Cal is affected by those. At least not yet.

Thanks for all the good thoughts much appreciated!

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Post by it's me on Fri Aug 07 2015, 21:03

before Stonehenge !

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X15300535


Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
September 2015, Vol.3:398–407, doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.07.003

A submerged monolith in the Sicilian Channel (central Mediterranean Sea): Evidence for Mesolithic human activity




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Post by Joanna on Sun Aug 09 2015, 18:33

Yes Lizzy.....David Tennant was Dr Who a couple of series ago and has also been in some very good TV 
dramas. 

 He's quite charismatic too !   Coolio

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Post by annemarie on Mon Aug 10 2015, 01:49

Frank Gifford passed away today he was 84.

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Post by LornaDoone on Mon Aug 10 2015, 02:11

Yes saw that. I'm guessing Kathy Lee won't be at work on Monday. Seemed like such a likable guy but he did have his um, indiscretion issues. Hopefully, that was long, long behind him.

RIP

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Post by Donnamarie on Mon Aug 10 2015, 02:25

I didn't realize he was so old. 84. Yes, LorneDoone I remember that indiscretion. It was plastered all over the trash tabloids. Rough time for Kathy Lee. But she and Frank got through it. It looked like they had a pretty strong marriage afterwards. And two lovely children.




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Post by it's me on Tue Aug 11 2015, 12:43

https://instagram.com/bernulia/

she paints with

.... coffe !

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Post by Donnamarie on Tue Aug 11 2015, 13:08

Food art.  Very clever.

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Post by PigPen on Tue Aug 11 2015, 13:38

Anyone heard from Katiedot?  Been a  while.............................

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Post by Way2Old4Dis on Tue Aug 11 2015, 14:06

One of the mods told me that Katiedot is somewhere with poor internet access.

Which sounds like she's doing a stint in Hell.

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Post by LizzyNY on Tue Aug 11 2015, 15:10

I was told the same. I hope she comes back soon. I miss her and I think the site needs her input on all the pc  stuff we're getting lately. Somehow I don't think she would think it's in the spirit of the site she created.

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Post by it's me on Wed Aug 12 2015, 18:16

BRILLIANT !

The sea of 96MILLION plastic balls that LA hopes will save it from drought: Reservoir is covered in an ocean of black spheres to stop 300million gallons of water evaporating
Black plastic balls were this week released into the 175-acre Los Angeles Reservoir in Sylmar, California
They are designed to cover the water, prevent evaporation and protect it from dust, rain, chemicals and wildlife
The polyethylene balls, around the size of an apple, cost 36 cents each and are black to help deflect the UV rays


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3194098/Could-plastic-balls-bring-relief-drought-stricken-California-Los-Angeles-releases-96-million-spheres-protect-reservoir-water.html#ixzz3icd3ik8P




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Post by Donnamarie on Wed Aug 12 2015, 19:55

That is amazing. Wonder if LorneDoone knows about this project. It sounds incredibly promising. Wonder if there are downsides to having millions of balls floating in these reservoirs?

Thanks it's me!

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Post by it's me on Wed Aug 12 2015, 21:50

downsides?
I hope no
and also hope they prevented all consequences

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Post by LornaDoone on Thu Aug 13 2015, 04:19

LizzyNY wrote:I was told the same. I hope she comes back soon. I miss her and I think the site needs her input on all the pc  stuff we're getting lately. Somehow I don't think she would think it's in the spirit of the site she created.

sigh

Lizzy let me just say that being a mod is NOT easy especially when the site gets more lively for your taste.

If you'd like to take a crack at it please do volunteer next time katie comes on.

Nicky is basically holding down the fort and the back and forth excitement that you seem to crave with your PC comment makes this NOT PAID job very difficult.

So excuse me for being okay with people being more polite to each other, not jumping on each other's backs, not fighting, and yes, being less bitchy and more politically correct.



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Post by LornaDoone on Thu Aug 13 2015, 04:21

yes I saw that. Some of our newscasters were concerned about sunlight, heat, plastic balls and water.

Using the plastic bottle and heat issue as a concern.

I don't know if these plastic balls would have that issue. One would hope they researched and tested that before dumping all that plastic on top of drinking water.

Anything that might save water is a good idea though.

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Post by it's me on Thu Aug 13 2015, 06:28

that open ceiling pool (?) water anyway needs a filtering

before being used IMO

but
is this anyway for only drinking or watering fields too?

they say it prevents some algae/fungi proliferation on the surface

it's like a big floating top

and I am again thinking that it needs some big filtering before used
in every cases

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Post by Donnamarie on Thu Aug 13 2015, 11:57

There was a news piece on TV last night about the black balls and the reservoir. The plastic used is the same plastic used for milk cartons. The question is over time sitting out on the water in the sun does something possibly leech out and into the water. Like LorneDoone mentioned above. The "experts" say that won't happen. And the water does go through a filtration system before it comes through peoples' faucets. Guess time will tell.

And yes the balls also keep algae from growing. Another plus is that dust particles can't work their way into the air and contribute to air pollution. That would happen if water evaporates in the reservoir.

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Post by it's me on Thu Aug 13 2015, 14:42

fine
so the only danger can come from materials

I hope if check will go wrong in the future
they can remove them fast


maybe an army of dogs can help Razz

but I guess some nets are better rollingsmiley

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Post by annemarie on Thu Aug 13 2015, 16:38

Former President Jimmy Carter has cancer he had a mass removed from his liver . It has spread to other parts of his body. Jimmy Carter is 90 years old.

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Post by Donnamarie on Thu Aug 13 2015, 17:53

I heard that last night annemarie. Very sad. I've always admired him for the abundance of humanitarian work he and his wife have committed to over the years.
He has had a very full and satisfying life. A Full Life is the title of his latest book by the way.

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Post by LizzyNY on Sat Aug 15 2015, 14:24

Change of pace from the sad news. The NY Post just listed 10 celebs over 50 they'd like to see naked. I guess Sharon Stone's photo spread yesterday got them thinking. George, Brad and Sandy Bullock all made the list.  Thumbs up!

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Post by melbert on Sat Aug 15 2015, 14:45

Do you have a link Lizzy?

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Post by LizzyNY on Sat Aug 15 2015, 15:02

Sorry, Mel. I don't. It's on their website in the Living section, I think.

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Post by melbert on Sat Aug 15 2015, 18:42

Thanks for more direction.  I couldn't find it the first time.

http://nypost.com/2015/08/14/10-celebs-over-50-wed-like-to-see-naked/

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Post by PigPen on Sat Aug 15 2015, 20:48

Happy Anniversary Woodstock.

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Post by Silje on Sat Aug 15 2015, 21:28

I remember 1969. 46 years already. Time flies.

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Post by LizzyNY on Sun Aug 16 2015, 00:08

Mel - Thanks for posting for me! One of these days I'll figure out how to do it myself. Embarassed

Silje - I remember Woodstock. Three days of mud, mud, mud and some of the best music ever! Went with a bunch of friends and got split up on day 1. Didn't see them again until we got home - by hitching a ride with some people heading to NYC. I still have the tickets, since by the time we got there they had given up and were just letting everyone in. It was a great weekend!  Very Happy

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Post by Silje on Sun Aug 16 2015, 10:04

LizzyNY wrote:Mel - Thanks for posting for me! One of these days I'll figure out how to do it myself. Embarassed

Silje - I remember Woodstock. Three days of mud, mud, mud and some of the best music ever! Went with a bunch of friends and got split up on day 1. Didn't see them again until we got home - by hitching a ride with some people heading to NYC. I still have the tickets, since by the time we got there they had given up and were just letting everyone in. It was a great weekend!  Very Happy
Wish I've been there. Smile

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Post by LizzyNY on Sun Aug 16 2015, 13:05

Silje - Have you ever seen the movie they made of Woodstock? It gives you an idea of the music and what it was like behind the scenes - but it isn't the whole picture because you can't feel the rain and mud and lack of food and bathrooms!

Some people were even selling water! When their neighbors saw what they were doing they took out their garden hoses and gave out water for free. Others made sandwiches and drove around handing them out to people who hadn't thought to bring food - the local stores couldn't fill the demand. If you were lucky you had a car to sleep in. If not, you slept on the ground or "rented" space in someone's home. We slept on a family's basement floor. Ugh! but at least we were out of the rain and cold. (And it does get cold at night in the Catskills - even in the summer.)

The promoters of Woodstock claim they were taken by surprise and that's why they were completely unprepared for what happened. I didn't believe it then and I still don't, but it did make for one unforgettable weekend.

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Post by Nicky80 on Sun Aug 16 2015, 15:22

I'm back from my one week vacation to Poland. It was sooo amazing and hot.

There was around 38 degrees (100 Fahrenheit). I lost 2 kg because I was sweating so much and eating light Food hehehehe. And in Krakow I had no A/C in the Hotel as it was so old. I was sweating at night and during my shower LOL

I went to Krakow and Warsaw. I love Poland. So cheap. For example, I had an Apetizer, main course real good polish Food, a hugh drink and plus Tip included, I paid in total $17. Amazing.

Krakow was my favourite. It is UNESCO heritage and the City is so cute. And they have a famous Salt mine to visit and of course Auschwitz concentration camp. Which was a bit sad to visit. But the City is really amazing.

Warsaw is pretty too but amazing for Shopping. I love my 2 handbags I bought Yahooooo I couldn't believe how cheap Poland still is.

It was a great trip. Thumbs up!

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Post by Nicky80 on Sun Aug 16 2015, 15:24

Oh and because it was so hot I got tanned as well "dark White" ( i only get red and White again and not Brown hehe) hehe

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Post by melbert on Sun Aug 16 2015, 18:25

Sounds like a great time Nicky.  Thank you for sharing!

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