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Warriors win! Great start to the season!
So cool, the crowd in sacramento at the Warriors/Kings game just lost their minds cheering for the Giants :-)
There are other sports going on right now??? :-) - Brian Johns
I knew they won based on the yelling I heard in my 'hood. Lots of Giants fans in Sacto. - Corinne L
I knew they won because Warriors were at the free throw line & the booing stopped and cheering started! Half the crowd got to their feet and the cheering must've lasted over a minute :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:-) - Corinne L
Dear God, dear Universe, please keep Andrew Bogut healthy this season. Amen.
One of the papers in Daisy & Violet's post-op instructions says to keep the cones on their heads for 10 days. Another paper says 14. So, I'll be setting the dogs free from their cones on Friday, which'll be 12 days post-op.
They'll be thrilled! - Kirsten
If they're anything like the other dogs I've had, they'll be licking their bellies & scratching their necks like crazy for about a day :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Fuck everything going on I'm finna go fuck with Walter Mosley, see what Easy Rawlins been up to. I'll get back to the real world bullshit after the last chapter.
Rose Gold - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Do your thing, Mandy. You deserve to check out for a bit! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Rose Gold delivers everything you want in a Mosley novel, except, of course, twelve more chapters :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Every time I finish one of Mr Mosley's books, I wish for a long life for the man, and many many more years of his writing :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm always happy to see your grown, neurotypical kids thriving and making their way in the world. But their success doesn't mean you get to point out everything you think I do wrong & tell me what you'd do better.
So damn true. - Steele Lawman
Today i was told that i have a life pattern of being negative, I'm a textbook pessimist, and that I'm making the choice to have a pity party instead of taking action.
Pshaw! I'm still subbed to you, so you're definitely not negative or of the pity party variety (I don't mind pessimists.). I've dumped all those people years ago. - Anika
You send this nasty judgmental shit to me. I gotta whole lot of hormonal angst I can unleash on their unhelpful, nonsupportive ass. - Corinne L
considering what you've been up against, you're one of the most positive people i know. who the Hell is this person telling you this? they must not know you at all. - Big Joe Silence
We knew each other well in the 80s. We've had a handful of interactions over the past 20 years. Shit like that is the damn reason it's only been a handful. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I think you're very up despite all life throws at you. I'm sorry this person hasn't been supportive when you need it most. - Spidra Webster
I call things realism if crap has been the standard for me. It is not pessimism but accepted reality. When something good happens I am truly surprised. She needs to suck a little of the other side of life. - Janet
Also: Is this one of those people who you wouldn't be able to call on to help you pack or other things you need help with while moving? Yeah. - Spidra Webster
Sort of hung up on the only person I can cry to on the phone.
**hugs** - Kirsten
I try not to talk too much about places I'm looking at because I don't wanna get my hopes up & get jinxed. But there's this one place in a neighborhood I didn't think would have anything...
...up til this one, I've only seen apts in what most people would call terrible neighborhoods. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'll get my hopes up for you. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
The one I'm talking about here, no amount of persuasion will get the owners to accept section 8. The two others I was hopeful about will only accept one dog, even if you have two tiny dogs, it's a nope. Now there's nothing, again. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
A week on, and Violet & Daisy are finally acting normal under their E-collar cones. Took Daisy longer, she was so distressed. Po babies have never even had a flea bite before, the itching & not being able to scratch was tortuous :-(
I know everything's alright now because last night Daisy and Lily were chasing each other and playing, Daisy's first real playful moments since her surgery. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And right now all the dogs are chasing, wrestling, tug-of-warring and play-growling like crazy. Back to our normal morning routine, I see <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The Specials' 1996 Pressure Drop might be my favorite version of the song. Hard to stay in a bad mood - hard to not get up & dance - when ska music starts!
Jayden is a very young 16 10/12 year old. Since preschool he's been in special ed schools & classes. Many of his classes have been all boys, and he's never had a girl his age as a play cousin or friend. He was friendly w a few neighbor girls, over the years, but they quickly passed him up in their maturity so he didn't spend much time with them.
Whenever girls his age are around, I watch him & them just to get an idea of how he interacts w them, & what kind of impression he makes on the girls. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I've noticed that girls notice Jayden. Even a girl in the store with her parents, will watch him, even if nobody is saying Hi to anybody. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I taught him to speak if someone is staring at him, or if he finds himself staring. He has no problem greeting people he doesn't know, and people like that, so he gets lots of attention. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
But the teenage girl attention is unique. It's not "what nice manners" like we might think. They're probably thinking "I hope he talks to me I hope he doesn't talk to me Is he looking at me I wonder what school he goes to Is that his mom Is he looking at me" - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
They just don't know. If you can't talk Pokemon, or video games, or movie special effects...you might catch his eye, but not his conversation. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Bless <3 - Melly - #TeamMarina
I was tired from doing a lot today. Forgot about the eclipse and went to lie down soon as Jayden got home. Dangit. Wanted to see the cool shadows :-(
I have applications in with two agencies that provide help with move in deposits. If I'm approved, I have to provide a signed lease & they write a check to the landlord or property management company. Problem is, both have backlogged applications & limited funds, so I don't know if there'll be help when I need it. *crosses fingers*
I hope one of them can come through. Good luck! - Anika
Thank you! Need is so great right now, charities & non profits are stretched really thin. Housing specialists are calling it a housing crisis. Crisis is a bad word :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*crosses fingers* - vicster: full-bodied
Rooting for you. - Steele Lawman
*crosses fingers* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I have some pork shoulder, cut in nice big stew chunks. I also have a bottle of hard cider. And red onion & carrots. What kind of greens would you throw in that pot? Anything else?
Salt, garlic - probably as whole peeled cloves, cumin? Also, I'd use at least one umami "cheat", whether that's fish sauce or anchovies or miso paste. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I dunno much about stewing with greens, so my instinct would be to cook em separately. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I would use spinach or mustard greens. I like stewing with mustard greens cut into strips, the best. I sauteed or roast them first. - Anika
Potatoes! :") - Jenny H. from Android
I would love potatoes in there, but I'll be serving it with rice or noodles, that's enough carbs. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I do have fish sauce. I have spinach, but there's a few dollars to pick up something different. Mustards sound good, I really like them with pork. Should pick up a piece of garlic too, don't have any fresh in the house. Plan to season with my house mix, which is black & red pepper, garlic powder, paprika, celery seed. Fish sauce is salty, prolly won't need to add much salt. Also a lil prepared mustard, I'm out of mustard powder. Maybe a pinch of ginger... - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Another option would be to mix in fresh greens just before you serve. They'll preserve their flavor and texture and make a nice contrast with the stew. Chopped mustard, kale or bok choy. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Yes, thin greens would get thrown on top near the end of cooking, to wilt & soak up flavor but not stewed into strings :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Bok choy is kind of my go to green, I buy/cook it more than any other. It's possible I go with that again :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm making this stove top, thought about the slow cooker but nah, not this time. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I was much more concerned about SARS and h1n1 (which actually put my kid in the ICU) than I am about ebola. And it's possible there are no longer any cases of ebola in the US. I hope folx are done panicking now.
I hope so too. The fact the all of Duncan's friends and family are now past the incubation period with no new cases should be seen as a very positive sign. - Stephen Mack
Daisy's especially bothered by her incision, zooming around the room because she can't scratch her belly. So here comes Jayden playing the Green Hill Zone music from the Sonic games and we laughed hella hard at poor Daisy's expense.
Because he has every song from every part of every Sonic game on his phone, OF COURSE. Also the TV cartoon theme song. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
There are six of them. Five are parents. They are discussing how weaponized ebola is being used to scare the public into accepting "the vaccine agenda" so the government can control black people and other groups through vaccines that aren't what the doctors say they are. Oh, and it's already being done, with the flu vaccine.
These people have children :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yikes! - Anne Bouey
Oh great, guess who just got his flu vaccine today. - Steele Lawman
Good grief. As a Bay Area scientist I follow on Twitter said: RT @mbeisen if you really want to protect Americans from viral infections, ban travel to highly unvaccinated Marin County, CA - Spidra Webster
The government's gonna mind control you in the mind, Steele! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'd like to see those unvaccinated Marinites quarantined, actually, throughout the entire school year. Dipshits. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
99.5% certainty that Violet will be moving in with my daddy in Folsom CA <3 <3
To my friends who have helped pass on my need to rehome Violet and Daisy, if you like you can update their status to spayed and microchipped :-D
Last week I saw a Facebook post from badrap.org about an upcoming spay/neuter event, and even tho I have chihuahuas not pit bulls, I texted them to ask if they had spots open for us. They texted back that pitties come first, but depending on turnout they might be able to help.
So I got a text at noon saying Bring em down & me, Jayden, Daisy & Violet were there in 15 minutes! And not only are Violet & Daisy getting free spays, but full vaxx & microchips!!! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And a few leads on dog friendly housing and rehoming Daisy & Violet <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's wonderful news! - Anne Bouey
I was crying like a sap because I was so overwhelmed by the generosity - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, that's awesome. - Anika
They were some of the last dogs operated on so when we went to pick them up, the tents & tables & stuff was getting packed up, and one of the ladies brought me a tub of gumbo & a tub of collards, leftover from their lunch from a local soul food joint. Bonus score! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, that's great! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
I hope your housing will work out! - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
<3 - Janet from FFHound!
It’s a great day in Oakland! (at Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Park) - http://starmama30.tumblr.com/post...
It’s a great day in Oakland! (at Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Park)
Nice place! I went a few weeks ago hoping to see pelicans but there were only seagulls :) - Amit Patel
We've seen gulls, a couple birds I think might be plovers? and a coot :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
When we're on the other side of the water, where we walk our dogs, we see a larger variety of birds. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Now that the owner is selling this property, I will have to deal with prospective buyers coming into our flat & I do not have the right to refuse them as long as I'm given notice. The landlord or realtor must accompany them, but still. Don't want strangers walking thru my place! Hopefully there won't be much interest in the property before we move.
Almost feel like inviting all the kids on the block to come hang out when a walk thru is scheduled. lol. Wanna legally intrude on my privacy? Fine. Have a lil chaos while you're at it. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Ate two pieces of pizza & fell asleep in the recliner. Woke up with dogs lying on me. They were comfy. I was not. Now I'm in bed but wide awake. Something's backwards here...
One of the problems I have is that I put our birth certificates and our social security cards together in a safe place, so safe I haven't been able to find them in more than 2 years.
That's been plenty of time to replace them, but of course I haven't & now I have to scramble to get them all so I can apply for the last 2 bedroom unit at a certain bldg. Arghh Queen of the Last Minute ain't such a heady title. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I will have to catch BART & MUNI to get mine in San Francisco, Jayden's is just down by Lake Merritt. I should do both Monday, huh? One long adventure on public transportation. Lord I hope my leg's able to stand it (har har). - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I hope your health holds out and that they can turn around the paperwork for you fast enough. - Spidra Webster
Birth certificates cost hella much now. $25 for SF county, $30 for Alameda. Dang. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Website says SF office averages 20 min wait for documents, and I know Oakland office is near the same. A fraction of the travel time :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
& even if someone else gets that particular unit before I can gather everything I need, it's pretty vital stuff so it wouldn't be a waste of a day. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I was in a similar situation a few years ago. the SS cards was the worst. We were in the office for nearly 5 hours! I hope you can get it all done in one day. - Anika
Prolly have to go to SSA Tuesday, lol that'll be too much for one day for me! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm going to begin packing this weekend. I was going to start with kitchen stuff we don't need but I'ma start with my bedroom closet, which serves as our linen closet/coat closet/supply closet, lol. It's the most likely culprit to be hiding those documents, so maybe I'll come across them before Monday, that'd be awesome. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Fingers crossed! - Spidra Webster
Thanks! :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
St. Anthony is pretty good at finding things. I already offered up a donation if he helps you find them fast. #neverhurts - Janet
That's good to know, thank you honey! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
One of the greatest tips I can give to anyone packing for a move: Wrap your breakables in the fabrics things you own. It's faster packing than using newspaper, takes up less space overall, and your stuff won't be all dirty when you unpack. Example: Wrapping dishes & nicknacks in towels, curtains, & t-shirts. ;) - April Russo
Almost the only places that accept dogs & section 8 are large complexes often replacing post-war public housing, in not-great neighborhoods that are becoming gentrified. I've pretty much given up on finding a house or duplex so I'm mostly focused on these large developments.
How does one live around hundreds of people & get peace? Music, voices, kids, cars, that's a lotta stuff going on outside your windows & on the other side of your walls. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Some of the properties really are beautiful & well maintained and a couple even have dishwashers! I've always wanted one. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
But all those people, dang. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Some of em have interest lists that I got my email & phone # on but they don't have high turnover rates. Might not have units available by my moving deadline. That must mean people like living there. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
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