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Pretend Chat 2.14

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by Jacqui, Feb 14, 2014.

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  1. Elohi

    Elohi Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I bought a bunch of dandelion so that we could eat them too. Oddly enough they are really good cooked. I love most greens so I wasn't surprised they were good hahaha. I have no weeds in my yard so I asked my neighbor if I could swipe weeds from her side yard. She of course was like sure! Hahahaha. She has mostly sow thistle smooth and thorny varieties and chickweed. Some clover and some inedible crap but there are some dandelions. I need to go prickly pair hunting. They are all over the place in south Texas. I guess I need a little portable blow torch to burnt the thorns off. I really don't want to be findings those all over the place :0/
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    No kidding huh Jacqui?! Like someone carrying torts? :D [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]
  3. Jacqui

    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    Have you gotten to the stage yet, where your out harvesting weeds the folks seeing you look at you like your nuts?
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    Hey ya know, as a matter of fact there was this tall red haired lady with some in these two clear plastic totes that day. :D
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Misty is very vocal, but she doesn't whine. If she wants to go outside (I have to go with her, so I sometimes just sit there watching TV and ignore her) she'll go to the hallway then come back and stand in the middle of the room and look at me. Then she'll go to the hallway, then come stand in the middle of the room and look at me. After several times, if this has failed to get me out of my chair, she'll go to the hallway and stand there looking towards the back door and yip. There's just no ignoring her.
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    Oh yes. My neighbors think I'm completely crazy. But this is a good thing. Keeps me from having to be all social when I don't want to be hahahaha.
    I use fb to find the cool, not up-right people in my neighborhood and associate with them from time to time instead. You would not believe the crazy drama that can come from a neighborhood group page. Bunch a crazy entitled people thinking they live in the frippin' hamptons, driving bently's. Nope. Weirdos lol. I kid you not there is a couple in my area who actually told the rest of the neighborhood that their personal emergencies are more important than everyone else's children's and pets safety. Whattttt theeeee mcfuzzle? They speed and say it's ok because "it's an emergency". Um no. Drive the speed limit or less and follow the laws like everyone else, dbags. I am that annoying person who turns I to a neighborhood and starts driving 10-15 UNDER the speed limit out of respect for my neighbors. Kids and pets don't have a good understanding of speed and momentum. Or if they can be seen. That particular couple is without friends after that mess LOL.
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    I love to people-watch. And truth to tell, the airport is the best place to do it. Who needs to bring a book to pass the time when there are so many wierd, funky, strange and downright silly-looking people to watch.
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    @Elohi - you can always petition to have speed bumps put in your neighborhood. That'll force them to slow down or mess up the underside of their fancy cars :p

    Also with the prickly pear cactus, I do believe you can pull the needles out with a pair of pliers. It is my understanding that is possible in theory, seeing as how I have yet to get my hands on this elusive cactus :p
  8. T33's Torts

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    Geez! Grab my phone and BAM 5 pages.
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    So I was sitting here eating my pasta, when all of a sudden I hear this SUPER annoying noise, like a faint buzzing. It wouldn't go away. I stood up and started walking around, looking for where it was coming from. My first thought was a smoke detector , but it wasn't that. So I looked in the tortoise tank, and kid you not, about fifteen ladybugs were flying around in there! The buzzing was the wings on the glass! I realized that they must have had a nest in there and then the heat and humidity woke them up! Crazy right? I couldn't get a picture, but it was pretty amazing. The tortoise had a few on his shell under the basking light, he didn't seem to mind. After a little bit I shooed them all out, but it was really neat.
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    Hah that is neat! I have always liked lady bugs.
  11. Jacqui

    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    The pads I just burn off over the stove burner. Trying to get them all out with a pliers sounds like a lot of work... and for me, at lot of chances of getting those darn little needle hairy things into my hands.
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    T33's Torts Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Re: RE: Pretend Chat 2.14

    ""Real"" human. Aka semi nocturnal tortoise rancher...

    Sounds normal to me.
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    I just woke up. I am groggy! Hoping I'm not grumpy from bring tired.
    So here's a question I just thought of. When my daughter was a tiny baby, 25 yrs ago, we had a baby bath that was like a giant paint roller tray. Are those still sold? I was thinking as a buried water deal out for the big kids.
  14. T33's Torts

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    I dont think so Ken. But I remember those. You can use one of those things that go under plant pots. They sell really big ones. Burry it and it should work.
  15. Jacqui

    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    I like taking the tops of the outside trash cans and sink those down. I have been using one for four or five years on my bigger boyz and it has held up.
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    Currently I use a think black rubber horse feed tray. It's of a good size, I was just liking the ramp idea. I'll have to check out Goodwill next time I'm in town and I'm not being a vampire.
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    Oh, man...do I ever feel old. Today, besides being Valentine's Day, is my daughter's wedding anniversary. So I called her to wish her a happy day, and I asked how many years she's been married now.

    32!!!


    I actually have a daughter that has been married for 32 years! Oh, woe is me.
  18. Jacqui

    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    Your still a spring chicken. :D
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    Re: RE: Pretend Chat 2.14

    Maybe she feels a bit like a Summer or Fall chicken now a days.
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