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Messages - Maureen
This is nice to see that artists can post here and get noticed faster!
Hi Pat - Welcome to the gmhCafe Community!
I look forward to reading, and hearing some of your poetry.
« on: November 25, 2013, 10:52:29 PM »
Recently our Internet Service Provider advised us that the new packages are by Gigabyte Volume of uploads and downloads. That had me scratching my head a bit - previously our usage was measured in the amount of time we used the service. Fairly simple.
But, now by Gigabytes? How are we going to keep track, and make certain we don't go over? That was easily answered - we can access our account online - they keep track of it for us. It'll be interesting to see how much we use in terms of Gigabytes. We'll be checking the account regularly to see how the gigabytes add up. It could be interesting.
Todays Giveaway of the Day "Photo Watermark" is an easy to use program that will help you add a copyright message to your photos before you upload them to the internet. In my opinion, this is a great tool for the photographer who publishes online. Simple, and easy to use.
I tried it out this morning, and found it's much easier than other programs I've used in the past.
Upload one, or several photos, write your copyright message, make any adjustments, then apply the copyright message to all the photos with one click of the button. Nice! Easy peasy.
I love user friendly programs!!
Give it a try - this free offer is available to members of gmhCafe Forum. The link is at the bottom of the shoutbox.
The other day I was speaking with a retired couple who are heading down to Florida for the winter. The topic of the quality of supermarket meat came into our conversation.
When they mentioned that they didn't like the quality of the meat in Florida grocery stores, as compared to at home. I suggested that they look at getting their meat from a local farmer or abattoir in Florida. Then they asked if I new of anyone who would be able to recommend one.
So ... now I'm asking here .... do you know of a farmer or abbatoir in Florida that you would recommend? I'm not sure of where this couple is heading in Florida, so any suggestions I get, I'll pass onto them.
We went for a country drive this morning. The deciduous trees are bare, the woods are open and, at times, eerily quiet. The open forest gave us a chance to peer into the woods, and see creeks and lakes that were hidden in the summer. Even though it has been warm enough to rain, some snow remains in the bush.
We were hoping to get some pictures of wildlife, but the weather didn't co-operate with our plans, It started to drizzle rain and snow, so we headed home.
It's starting to feel like winter is approaching around the corner.
Why is it in Canada, while injured soldiers, receive no pensions, yet Senators who broke the rules of Senate by grossly over claiming expenses, get off with a suspension with full benefits and pensions? There's truly something wrong with this picture, in my humble opinion.
I believe that the three Senators should be expelled from their positions, with no benefits or pensions, similar to what would happen to any other Canadians who cheated their employers. Injured soldiers should be given the same benefits and pensions their uninjured counterparts receive. If the Canadian government doesn't want to take care of it's injured soldiers, then they should rethink sending our fellow Canadians to the war zones.
If the government asked Canadians, I wonder what the decisions would be in either case -
What do you think?
A news story today reported that Day Light Savings Time causes an increase in vehicle accidents. They said that the time shift back one hour causes people to be more tired at the end of the day, resulting in more vehicle accidents for the first week after the clock falls back.
So, if you live in an area of the world which participates in Day Light Savings Time, watch out for those tired folks on the roads and highways.
One of the sites I read while researching Loons said that some young loons stay behind, and continue to eat, fattening up to make the long journey south. But at a point, it becomes a "double edge sword" so to speak.
Loons bodies are not adapted for cold weather, so they burn more energy trying to stay warm in the north. The colder the temperatures, the more food they need to consume to get the calories to stay warm. Causing them to fish more, using more energy and calories.
Eventually it becomes self defeating - Calories used for staying warm, and fishing take away from the calories they need to migrate south. and either they get trapped in the North, or struggle to make the long journey to a warmer climate.
As much as I'd like to see the young loon again, I'm hoping it has started the migration, as it's pretty nippy here now. brrr. (motherly instincts kicking in here. lol) The weather forecast is showing good weather coming up (for this time of year)... so maybe we can get in one more canoe trip.
« on: November 01, 2013, 07:29:48 PM »
Good tunes guys! This was one of the toughest voting SMCs yet, for me. Usually there's one that stands out from the others, for one reason or another. But, this time, it was a challenge putting the songs in an order of preference.
Thanks for the enjoyable listen.
My vote is in.
This past summer many farmers and beekeepers voiced concern over the dying off of honey bees.
After reading the following information, I understand why.
``16 oz of honey requires 1,152 bees to travel 112,000 miles, and visit 4.5 million flowers``.
Support your local beekeepers.