Sunday, March 15, 2015

Open Thread, "How We're Livin' Now" Edition.


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  1. img:"http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/savings%20time_zps0rqlkjgb.jpg"

    Still dealing with the damned DST. No one I know likes it. No one. Why not join the other 2 states who have gotten rid of this ridiculous "time change"? Some say it would be too complicated; how could it be more complicated than having to adjust our clocks (internal AND external) twice a year? It's also very inefficient. OK, rant over.

    But I thought of it as I have to get up at 7:30 tomorrow morning (6:30 really) and I go to bed between 3 & 4 am. But the reason is very worthwhile. I'm going to go pick up my semi-annual plant order at the Rhododendron Species Foundation and then go get a Belleek lamp I'm buying from someone. I really look forward to picking up the plants as I get a chance to pick the brains of the nursery manager/propagator. My garden is pretty full so I'm only getting 5 plants tomorrow but it's always like Christmas for me.

    Thanks for the open thread, lewy.

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    1. Hah your bedtime is about like mine flo.

      We both suffer from jetlag when we have to be cross town by breakfast time. (Though when I have to be up as early as 7:30 I'm tempted just to drink moar coffee and stay up...)

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    2. Same here. I always make appointments for "after 10".

      Do you like being a night owl or would you rather be an early riser?

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    3. Lucky for me I'm at the "age and station of life" where I can, mostly, set my own schedule. I tell colleagues that I can meet them for lunch "at the crack of noon" and for the most part, I get away with it.

      That said, it's embarrassing to beg out of early morning meetings or suggest a later time; sometimes a breakfast meeting is all that works for others. I can make these but the reality is that it will screw me up for a day or two.

      It would be easier to be "normal". People who program tend to be up late; when I was younger I could burn the candle at both ends. Don't work so good now.

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    4. I'm a morning person. I'm up at 3:30 or 4:00. That's AM. I make all my appointments as early as I can, and by 3 or 4 in the afternoon I'm dragging and ready to put my feet up and chill.

      DST always seemed silly to me. I grew up, and have spent many adult years, in Arizona, where they don't cotton to such nonsense. Here in Arkansas I'm fiddling with clocks (both physical and biorhythm) twice a year, and grumbling. It seems like the older I get, the longer it takes to adjust.

      Thanks for the open thread lewy! :)

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    5. DST is basically PTSD meets STD...

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    6. STD? Um...sexually transmitted disease? DST is bad, but not THAT bad! :))

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    7. lady red, you're getting up when I'm going to bed :-) I miss the advantages of getting an early start (like this morning) but, like lewy, it definitely takes me a couple days to get back to "normal".

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  2. Here it is. It has 3 Sweet Baby James' around the base. She says it has a shade but I haven't seen it, I'm hoping it's neutral color-wise.

    img:"http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/belleek%20lamp_zps4upvf9g8.jpg"

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    1. It's lovely florrie! Wow! :)

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    2. TY, lady red. It's a little different but I collect Belleek and she's selling it to me for about one third of what it's work (and it's still in the original box, her grandma was also a collector but never displayed her Belleek). Well, I'm out the door...

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  3. img:"http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/emoticons/dancingpurplebanana.gif"

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  4. Sheesh, what a night, even my banana quit dancing. It was so windy here I thought for sure a tree would come down.

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    1. That scaffolding video is crazy! Now we just need to photoshop florrie's stationary banana standing on top of it. :)) The woman screaming at around the 30 second mark cracked me up.

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    2. Now we just need to photoshop florrie's stationary banana standing on top of it.

      Literally have stomach cramps from laughing so hard and keeping quiet so I don't wake up mrs lewy... :D

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    3. Glad I could start your Monday off with a laugh! :D

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    4. lady red, LMAO at the image of the screaming banana on top of the scaffolding!!!!!

      Hope no one got hurt.

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