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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by Langue_doc on Today at 05:36:32 AM »
Good morning!

Pangram and above genius so far. Missed appetitive, epee, and ipecac--tried all kinds of spelling variants for the last one, but just couldn't come up with the correct one.

curing/galumphs

Happy solving!

ab_grp, hope you get your vision back--must be quite frustrating not to be able to use both eyes.
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by Parasaurolophus on August 11, 2022, 10:41:40 PM »
Blah, two pangrams, no genius.
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General Discussion / Re: What are You Listening to Now?
« Last post by mamselle on August 11, 2022, 06:51:20 PM »
Just found this lovely little thing....

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9srw5FRm5eA

and this to go with it:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K36jVnKpC98

M.
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General Discussion / Re: Dumb Fantasies
« Last post by mamselle on August 11, 2022, 06:47:22 PM »
I mourn the thistles with you.

I lived at a couple places where I was allowed to garden, until someone wanted to do something else with the space, and went in and just killed all my stuff without even giving me a chance to get it out.

People who can't hear the plants screaming don't understand.

M.
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General Discussion / Dumb Fantasies
« Last post by Wahoo Redux on August 11, 2022, 04:26:40 PM »
We are in the midst of buying the house we have been renting since the landlord died.  And I spent part of the afternoon hacking down these beautiful broad-leafed thistles mainly so they do not encroach on the neighbor's lawn.  And it just killed me.  The plants were so damn vibrant and beautiful and now they are just lying there hacked up on the lawn.  The Romantic poet in me just died.

I am seriously thinking about fencing off part of the backyard and turning it into an Audubon space in which everything simply grows wild for the birds and the bugs.  Maybe I could even find a beeologist (I know, I know, an apiologist) who could help us establish a bee colony?  Maybe plant some plants for monarch butterflies?  And then we could plant a bunch of trees in the front yard and the part of the backyard that is not fenced off.

And then maybe big woolen cardigan sweaters could come back in fashion?

Does anyone else have a funny little fantasy you want to share?  Remember, the Fora is a safe space.
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General Discussion / Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Last post by downer on August 11, 2022, 03:22:00 PM »
The job ad for a course that starts in 2.5 weeks says urgent!
https://philjobs.org/job/show/21010

I bet they find someone to teach it with little trouble.
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General Discussion / Re: Post your asides here
« Last post by jimbogumbo on August 11, 2022, 03:05:32 PM »
It's not hard to find how WTA ranking points are determined. It's VERY weighted toward being a Grand Slam winner or Finalist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTA_rankings
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ab_grp on August 11, 2022, 01:19:39 PM »
I did get a 2fer! Still not even to genius on the bee, yet.
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General Discussion / Re: What have you read lately?
« Last post by ergative on August 11, 2022, 01:04:27 PM »
From the library:
Finished: A Secret Princess by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz (YA)
A retelling of A Little Princess, The Secret Garden, and Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodson Burnett. The 3 main characters, Sara Crewe, Mary Lennox, and Cedric Errol are teens in this novel.


Goodness, and how was it?
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General Discussion / Re: What have you read lately?
« Last post by hmaria1609 on August 11, 2022, 12:50:29 PM »
From the library:
Finished: A Secret Princess by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz (YA)
A retelling of A Little Princess, The Secret Garden, and Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodson Burnett. The 3 main characters, Sara Crewe, Mary Lennox, and Cedric Errol are teens in this novel.

Next up: Blade Breaker by Victoria Aveyard (YA)
New and #2 in the "Realm Breaker" series
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