Hey, it's CAJ!

I'm just that guy whose full name is Curtis Alan Jackson. I like Star Wars over Star Trek. Love my sci-fi hard and always interested in time travel related stories (not as much alternative history). Enjoy reading about quantum physics and cosmology even if I can't understand the math. :) #FARP2019

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Friday cats already sleeping the day away.

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Surprised the slight panorama didn't do weird things to my knees.

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Maybe your knees started out weird and the panorama fixed 'em.

 ‎· Jill 2
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My knees are pretty weird. I dunno, maybe I should try a panorama.

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"Nominations for Q2 2019 All-Stars are currently being excepted! " I really do want to reply back to this reminder but...nah.

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Tiny Cat doesn't get nearly as many pictures here but this is a great way to spend a Florida morning on the patio.

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I was sorely tempted to join her in a wee nap myself.

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#FARP2109 June Update - Well, I finished the Couch to 5K program and now can run for a number of minutes continuously. I've now switched to running specific distances to work on the speed. My brain remembers when I was faster. The body reminds me that was a number of years ago. After a slight weight loss plateau last month, June has started with a proper drop of digits on the scale. Anecdotal weight loss: 30 pounds. Measured loss: 25 lbs.

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Now down a shirt size and a few numbers on the waist. I can't wait to see what the people in the home office will be saying when I visit end of July.

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And just a quick whine: my waist has dropped much quicker than my hips. Either bottoms are too tight on the hips or everything (not elastic) drops to the hips. Sigh. Progress of an odd sort, I guess. Glad I work from home. :)

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And so it begins. Twenty is still way too many but at least it's a start. --- DNC names 20 candidates who will appear on stage for first Democratic debate "The Democratic National Committee set two ways for the candidates to qualify — fundraising and polling." https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/dnc-names-20-candidates-who-will-appear-stage-first-democratic-n1017316

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I have to say, this pool looks a lot better than the pool for the next UK PM.

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Is there a way for my private sub-feed to be hidden when I'm viewing the normal feed? I'd like to keep it private until I actively click on the link on the right.

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@iphwin: sorry, I've just noticed this question. Maybe what you're looking for is called "Primary feed" (see right column) and is available at https://mokum.place/filter/feed.

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@squadette: What I hoping can be done is that my private feed (https://mokum.place/iphwin/nonpublic-iphwin) will not show when I'm browsing the normal feed (https://mokum.place/). While it won't show for others, it does for me.

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Using https://mokum.place/filter/feed does show only my primary feed but only my posts.

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Okay, so there's a fair bit of cuteness going on in this situation. I'm not totally unhappy to have to type on my lap instead of my desk. :)

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*scritch*

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"please close the blinds and hold my calls"

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Paging @cpellegr - Paw over nose alert, paw over nose!

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Tiny Cat is already not feeling Wednesday.

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Well, at least I still get some desk space. :)

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This suggestion by Facebook disturbs me on a number of levels. Mostly, I wonder what I've done to make FB think I could be a CFA Manager?

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If I ever count off a to do list in response to a question you've asked, it's a good sign that you totally missed what I said to do earlier and I'm breaking it down to be sure you get it this time.

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Human derping while testing a wide angle lense thingee for cellphone cameras. There was also a nova-bright clip-on light that you can see reflected in the wood blinds.

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If we can't be accurate...

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Better than toes, I supposes.

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I spy a Cat Charmer! (I think)

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@iphwin: i keep a constant supply because it is a foster kitten favorite. we have one right now that is just the "ribbon" part tied to a cat tree because the kittens separated it from the wand. Plus another one that's brand new with this litter of kittens because Zari & Amaya were apparently eating it? it, very slowly, just kept getting shorter. i mean, really, cats.

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As my SIL's cats caretakers, my wife and I are trying to adjust them off a "graze as you please" style of feeding and something more structured. Partially, this is to *try* to keep them from waking us up in the middle of the night when their bowls are (mostly) empty since they won't be expecting food. At least, that's how it's being explained to me. There will be two feed times now: 7-8am and 7-8pm. They get access to food at that time and that's it. (Well, minus random treats as they happen.) What are some of the methods/schedules y'all use to feed the fluffy ones?

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Caspian and Lily have two bowls of hard food available to them at all times - one upstairs and one downstairs. They also get a serving of wet food in the morning and evening. The morning wet food serving is typically around 7 am but may vary depending on when we wake up and the evening wet food serving is between 6 and 7 pm - determined in part when Caspian's yells reach fever pitch. Fortunately, these two cats do not wake us up for food - they don't begin yelling for morning wet food until we are in the kitchen. Caspian does sometimes sing the lonely song of his people at 2, 3, or 4 am, but it's because he wants us to play or hang out with him in whatever room he is in that is not the bedroom.

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Previous fluffy ones used to wake us up for food: Ansel would pull the covers back and tap our shoulders until we shut the bedroom door or got up, and Delia would commence with yelling at exactly 6 am always.

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Thanks! We're going to serve wet food at the scheduled times and a much reduced amount of hard food all the time.

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That's more or less how it works with Lance and the Finnster. I have to remember to check the crunchy bowls before I go to bed, or risk the 3 am Dancing-Across-My-Kidneys Lancelot.

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Someone was trying to make me late for work this morning.

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Fortunately, I was able to extricate myself and she's still lounging on the chair.

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@iphwin: now you know that would not have been enough.

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I feel like this explains so much. Despite the immediate availability of the roast beef, she is still more interested by what's on the plate she's staring down. Cats, man. Cats.

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Glad I don't have to do much work today. Sigh.

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You have one work task today: pet the cat.

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@gchilton: Apparently, I was successful in my task as my desktop has been returned to me. (Not before a stretch and a flop facing the opposite direction in the picture. Also on the agenda was "hand pillow" as that happened as well.)

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Another thread (https://mokum.place/micah/2300718) reminded me of the tiny bags Publix gives out to remind you to bring your own reusable bags. This has worked on me more than once.

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wait, they do? I've never gotten one of those.

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I have about 10 EBSCO bags that are several years old now that are my primary grocery bags. They're closer to square than the store bags and hold just a tiny bit more.

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A bad nap bus trip.

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that's how someone of mine in the daytime feel. it's always great where you wake up going "wait....what day is it? is it tomorrow? its light out. this is weird. i slept through time. fuck. cat. CAT! what day is it???"

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Our first pickup from a local place. (A Simpler Place has been a pioneer in bringing organic, local and sustainable foods to the Tampa Bay area.) Surprisingly, the only thing we couldn't immediately think of a use for was the lettuce. Beets, carrots, rhubarb, celery, lettuce, fennel, blueberries, yellow squash, bell peppers, peaches and a zucchini.

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Good haul!

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It was a surprise since what they had listed (and what we expected) on their website was from last week. (We're not going to miss the kale. I'm sure it'll be back.)

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Oh! I left hydroponic jalapeños off the list!

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Yup.

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nope. nope. nopeeeeee i refuse to believe this

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Yupper-rooh

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#FARP2019 Update, 1st Quarter: So every year, I'm all excited about yet another go at the Fat Ass Reduction Plan for the current year. And every year previous, it remained excitement and no execution. Well, this year has been different. I've started a combination of exercise and diet that has helped me lose 20(ish) pounds since the beginning of the year.

A LONG time ago we purchased a Total Gym and used it regularly for awhile. Until we didn't. I'm back at using it and have also started a Couch to 5K program. I've been less than consistent with each of these as I took a week off work last week and, well, got lazy. Oops.

The diet portion of the improvement is actually two-fold: the first is to make more food at home. Getting a meal plan together and sticking to it. Not only does it save some cash from eating out/delivery, I feel like I eat more reasonably and don't over order so much food. In addition, we've started intermittent fasting with a schedule of fasting from 7pm to 11am the next day. Honestly, the best part of it is keeping from snacking/eating late at night which affects sleep quality.

ANYWAY, this long post was just to get this out there so I can remind myself to get back to it. As a reward, I have new running shoes arriving tomorrow so I can't wait to get out there and check them out. My previous pair are many years (and 20 pounds) ago. Soon I'll need to order shirts that fit better as well. :)

#FARP2019 Update, 1st Quarter: So every year, I'm all excited about yet another go at the Fat Ass Reduction Plan for the current year. And every year previous, it remained excitement and no execution. Well, this year has been different. I've started a combination of exercise and diet that has helped me lose 20(ish) pounds since the beginning of the year.

A LONG time ago we purchased a Total Gym and used it regularly for awhile. Until we didn't. I'm back at using it and have also started a Couch to 5K program. I've been less than consistent with each of these as I took a week off work last week and, well, got lazy. Oops.

The diet portion of the improvement is actually two-fold: the first is to make more food at home. Getting a meal plan together and sticking to it. Not only does it save some cash from eating out/delivery, I feel like I eat more reasonably and don't over order so much food. In addition, we've started intermittent fasting with a schedule of fasting from 7pm to 11am the next day. Honestly, the best part of it is keeping from snacking/eating late at night which affects sleep quality.

ANYWAY, this long post was just to get this out there so I can remind myself to get back to it. As a reward, I have new running shoes arriving tomorrow so I can't wait to get out there and check them out. My previous pair are many years (and 20 pounds) ago. Soon I'll need to order shirts that fit better as well. :)

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Congratulations!

 ‎· bentley
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Nicely done

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Just a small brag. The first two numbers on the scale are now the lowest in several years. A documented loss of 20 pounds in four months. (25 anecdotally) Continued progress awaits.

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@iphwin BOOM!

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Morning cat entertainment. That squirrel is running around the outside of the screen, teasing the poor cats.

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I don't think the cats nor the squirrel know exactly what to do.

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at some point the squirrel will go "ohhhhhh you can't get me." and then begin teasing them. at which point the cats will break out and go after the squirrel.

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I’m sorry, but put me squarely in the that’s a flying squirrel camp.

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@micah: yup. I thought he was in free fall

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Brief video: https://imgur.com/a/3RKN7q5

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This year I'm trying to fix up the lawn of the place we're renting a bit. It's not technically my job as a renter but it just kind of bothers me on how it looks. The challenge I have is that I have no idea what Florida grasses look like. No, that's not true. there are plenty of sites online that discuss it (some with pictures, a lot without). Plus there seems to be a mixture going on in our yard. Personally, I dislike the St. Augustine that's a large part of our yard. The picture is not that but I don't know what it is. I'd like more of that.

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Bermuda Grass maybe?

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