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I've been filling a small feeder with mixed birdseed for the little sparrows and chickadees that nest in the bushes near my front door. I switched to just black oil sunflower seeds because they were dumping so much cracked corn on the ground, but they're less excited about that. So much for trying to give them a treat. Of course, one of the reasons I'm feeding the birds is to give the cats something exciting to watch. They'll still stare at the birds in the bushes, but they're much more interesting when they're flying around.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2015 on Back on track at The Sturdy Soapbox
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That sounds like fun!
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2014 on Bang Bang Christmas at The Sturdy Soapbox
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Black cats are the best!
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2014 on Black Kittens at Surrender, Dorothy
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I think the Christmas tree hat is my favorite!
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2014 on Tis the season at The Sturdy Soapbox
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Good luck!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2014 on I'm Scared at Surrender, Dorothy
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We have more problems with the delivery services than the retailers themselves. FedEx in particular likes to deliver our stuff to various random neighbors. We frequently find ourselves cruising slowly through the neighborhood to see if we might spot our missing packages on other people's porches.
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Dweezil Zappa tours playing some of his dad's music with a lot of his dad's old bandmates and other fantastic session musicians. We saw them perform a few years ago and it was amazing.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2014 on Do yourself a favour... at The Sturdy Soapbox
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Ha! Dr. Jones needs one of those.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2014 on For Average Jane at The Sturdy Soapbox
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It's a fine public service you're providing for our feathered friends.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2014 on Not as cute as they look at The Sturdy Soapbox
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I like it!
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2014 on antes y después at Oh, my stars and garters!
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Poor Charlie! Scrubby, scrub, scrub!
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on Charlie Cries for Help at Surrender, Dorothy
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I have two good Indian restaurants near my office, both of which have buffets at lunchtime. One is directly across the street within walking distance, but it's tiny and usually packed with people. The other requires a short drive, but it's really good and makes some of the best chana masala I've ever had.
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I've become quite the coffee snob myself. I tend to favor varieties that are described as "earthy" rather than the ones they call "bright" or "fruity." It impresses the baristas anyway.
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I think I have something in my eye...
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2014 on More Than Two at Surrender, Dorothy
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You'll do fine! Companies always give the new employee a little grace period to get up to speed.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2014 on Nervous as a kitten at The Sturdy Soapbox
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What an interesting story! Thanks for writing it down for posterity. :)
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That kind of thing is really fascinating. Maybe my dog could save someone's life.
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I have decided that I'm going to hire a new cleaning service once my new job starts. But I will definitely not go the Groupon route to find one.
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I'm still reading, of course! I'm happy to read anything you decide to write.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2014 on Ten Long Years at Surrender, Dorothy
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That's great! I'm at a new job myself, so I'm behind on my blog reading. Good luck lining up something else soon.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2014 on So where was I ? at The Sturdy Soapbox
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Poor Kizzy! I'm sending him healing thoughts.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2014 on Everyone Send Good Juju at Surrender, Dorothy
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You win for the STP reference in the title. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2013 on Somewhere in the Vaseline at Surrender, Dorothy
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Way to go, Rita! I like a 5K as much as the next person but I'm leery of the ones with obstacles because I'm afraid I'll get hurt. You totally rock, even if you did trip over a stick. ;-)
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Woohoo!
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I've gone into this with the mindset that it's a life makeover, not a temporary diet, and that has really helped. It keeps me from the whole "failure by a thousand exceptions" tendency and I still reserve the right to eat a cookie or something if I want to.
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