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I'm just that guy whose full name is Curtis Alan Jackson. I like Star Wars over Star Trek but Doctor Who before either. 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. :) #FARP2018

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Well, I WAS about to get up but now I'm cat-trapped on a Caturday.

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i just had to have a drink brought to me for this very reason. :) ‎· holly 2
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Today must be the parade of lawn care companies. Fairly nonstop lawnmowers, edgers and leaf blowers for hours. Wheeeee.

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:( ‎· Pixie
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My parents’ neighborhood is like that. Ugh. ‎· Spidra Webster
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Just Tiny Cat checking out my radiometer. Missed a chance for video, sadly. More impact when it is spinning and she paws at it. #sometimesofficemate

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I keep thinking about making a private sub-feed but then realize I probably would either post exactly the same kind of stuff there as here or stuff that probably shouldn't be posted. [FFers remember "those" rooms. ;-)] Ah, well. A brief mental flashback of simpler, easier days.

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posting stuff that shouldn't be posted is what private sub-feeds are FOR ‎· LibSkrat
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Heh. There’s was some real “is this really happening?” drama that spilled onto the public stream back in the FF heyday that we may never speak of again, lol. ‎· Micah 1
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Er’y time I’m tempted to pull that skeleton out, my other self is like nah, it’s gonna be a no for me, dawg. ‎· Micah 5
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Done but, alas, the confession lost its potency between generation an documentation. (shrug) ‎· Hey, it's CAJ! 1
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Ever get the feeling that you just know something is going to get all messed up and you just have to wait for the train to crash so it can be over? Our company is finally deciding to look into Slack and I get the feeling that most of the IT guys don't understand how it should be structured. But hey...they're the experts...right? Right?

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I know this feeling well. ‎· LibSkrat 1
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we are experiencing this currently with the impending roll-out of a new campus wide printing system. we all have our fingers crossed that it won't be as bad as we think it will. ‎· Courtney F 1
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The Animals House of the Rising Sun Old School Computer Remix "My last couple of videos I built a couple of robot bands (yeah! machines that play actual instruments). These videos didn't fair as well so i decided to go b..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w68qZ8JvBds

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I always forget how interesting I find these types of videos. ‎· Hey, it's CAJ!
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I have an app that shows lightning strikes in and around your area. Last night we had a thunderstorm that seemed a bit...extra. The squares on the image below are 5K on each edge. For the quad that surrounds us, there were a cumulative 111 strikes in a five minute period. I mean, there were a lot over time but that's a bunch in the last five minutes!

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Owner of house is getting bare spots in front of house covered with sod. (HOA was complaining.) Downside is that it's right outside my office window. The noise isn't the problem. I'm just too dam curious and keep watching them work. :)

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Additionally, trees were trimmed and now the front yard looks VERY different. ‎· Hey, it's CAJ! 1
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How easily FB can make me stop and wonder about should I post something. In the FF days, we had rooms where we could be a bit more...open. Confession rooms and similar things. Now that I have the need/desire to post something of a more private nature, I'm pretty sure I'm not going to do it in any FB room. (Of course, maybe I just put too much trust in FF? Nah, probably not.)

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This is one of those days where I'm doing a lot of things but yet not getting anything done. Check in with you tomorrow, To Do List!

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I love good visuals. There's more than just the image below. --- Here's How America Uses Its Land "The 48 contiguous states alone are a 1.9 billion-acre jigsaw puzzle of cities, farms, forests and pastures." https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-us-land-use/

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.@united I'm sitting on a plane about to take off and wonder why the Flight Map is behind the Direct TV "paywall". Seems a shame. Only thing I really want to watch. [From @StartWith0.]

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That sucks. ‎· bentley
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:( ‎· LB! ッ
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United's ultimate response: "I understand your concern and will pass it on for review. Thank you. ^JB" ‎· Hey, it's CAJ!
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@united Didn't think to ask as whenever I switch to the channel it wanted me to swipe a card. Also, I'm not interested in purchasing internet time. Just wondered why it's not a free option. [From @StartWith0.]

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Traveling again. Full flight. Again. Still not sure why everyone lines up so early to board. Maybe it's my usual plan of aisle seat and small carry-on that lets me sit relaxed in the terminal longer. Or maybe I'm just lazy. (shrug)

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Saw what I'm pretty sure was a large raccoon coming out of the trees near our house. I saw it. It saw me. We paused, staring at each other. Then it headed back into the woods. Mind you, this was 100 or more feet away but still.

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I was on the phone wrapping up a conversation and I suddenly said, "I see a raccoon! Wow!" and then the moment was over. ‎· Hey, it's CAJ! 2
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#raccoonstories ‎· Catherine
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>.> ‎· JustDuckie
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Who finished his lawnwork before the rain started? >ThisGuy< (Also, I have thumbs but seemed an unneeded detail.)

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I think my motivation took a head start on my PTO next week.

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Way to go Motivation; excellent planning ahead! :-) ‎· Galadriel 3
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My sometimes office mates ensuring my print job was properly completed.

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"yeah... yeah... that paper jam's in area 3. You! You with the thumbs! C'mere and open up this panel." ‎· LibSkrat 6
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So helpful! ‎· Galen Charlton
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Paper jam? We’ve got this, our paws can get into tiny places! ‎· Galadriel 1
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I realized I was just about to make a comment starting with the phrase, "I don't want to seem like some kind of apologist but..." and then realized there was not going to be anything good coming out of the comment, regardless of my intent.

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Well done. :) ‎· LibSkrat 1
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The fine art of constructive commenting. I'm learning. :) ‎· Hey, it's CAJ! 3
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Getting ready to head bop my way through Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode" playing on YouTube Music in the background when I suddenly I realize I'm not hearing Snoop. Oh, it's David Axelrod's "The Edge". Right...sampling. :) Dr. Dre - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZXc39hT8t4 and David Axelrod - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pG_3jZxzlo

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NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY – July 6 "NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY In the United States, National Fried Chicken Day is observed each year on July 6th.  On this day, fried chicken lovers across the country celebrate this American favorite…" https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-fried-chicken-day-july-6/

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For the beer drinkers of Mokum, what's the one brand you always keep stocked in your fridge? While I'm always up for experimenting with new beers, what's your absolute, buy in quantity, always in the fridge choice?

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I don't buy in quantity, but if I were going to it'd probably be something from Shiner. This time of year, probably a combo of Bock and Light Blonde. Hmm...looks like they're now doing a Belgian Blonde...might need to make a trip to the liquor store this afternoon. ‎· Kirsten 1
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Never had a dark lager until few day ago in downtown Ottawa which I really liked (can’t remember name sorry). ‎· Micah
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Another Welcome to Florida for us: sugar ants. We've been using some alternative remedies (baking soda and cornmeal with a bit of sugar for bait) but they seem unstoppable. And since I really don't want to poison my SIL's cats, do any floof owners out there have ways they keep ants, etc. away without leaving poison traps for inquisitive kitties?

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And annual review self assessment complete. Nothing like waiting until the last day. Also, I hate doing it.

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I hate doing self assessments too, but now yours is done for a whole year! ‎· Galadriel
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The best part, if there is one, was looking back on all the things my manager said about me from last year. While it's easy to see all the little faults looking internally, I'm glad to know they're seeing the better stuff. :) ‎· Hey, it's CAJ!
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Oh, RIIIIIGHT! I'm back in Florida summer weather now. How easy to forget about dew points and what today's 73 relates to.

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