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Msg: 964020
LROSEM Subject: Re: Favorite Words
Author: LROSEMProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 17, 2018 5:05 AM
P-119F-563M-1635
Reply to: Msg 963735 by Team Awesome Pants
hullabaloo and superfluous.
Msg: 964025
Yosemite MJD Subject: Black Cat Appreciation Day
Author: Yosemite MJDProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 17, 2018 5:53 AM
P-97F-953M-729Premium
Hug your favorite black cat today!
Msg: 964026
Subject: Re: Black Cat Appreciation Day
Author: Intrinsically KnottedProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 17, 2018 6:06 AM
P-104F-572M-203
Reply to: Msg 964025 by Yosemite MJD
Hug your favorite black cat today!

I'll try, but he won't stop wiggling!

In my house, every day is black cat appreciation day!
Msg: 964036
Don't Panic Subject: Re: Black Cat Appreciation Day
Author: Don't PanicProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 17, 2018 8:47 AM
P-39F-1994M-1491Premium
Reply to: Msg 964026 by Intrinsically Knotted
In my house, every day is black cat appreciation day!

Same here. 1 full black and 2 tux's
Msg: 964718
bluesky Subject: Re: Favorite Words
Author: blueskyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 31, 2018 6:37 PM
P-63F-503M-512
Reply to: Msg 963715 by ecstaticUnicorns
whoseywhatsis -(hoo-see-wut-sis) -one of my best friends used this all the time
Msg: 964731
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2018 11:35 AM
P-94F-301M-779Premium
Msg: 964733
Topcollector Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2018 12:17 PM
P-66F-2470M-2184Premium
Reply to: Msg 964731 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Such sweet memories. I love the last one with his tale over his eyes.
Msg: 964737
Mosaic Butterfly Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: Mosaic ButterflyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2018 2:07 PM
P-574F-7868M-428Premium
Reply to: Msg 964731 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
I like how Ender helps trim LTCs with you!
Msg: 964748
Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: Intrinsically KnottedProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2018 7:31 PM
P-104F-572M-203
Reply to: Msg 964731 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Is every day a (certain color)-Cat Appreciation Day? (Because I'm good with that.)

I've never had a ginger cat, but there's a ginger tabby I met once that I very nearly adopted on the spot--he just looked at me quietly and diffidently as if he wanted very much to get some petting but didn't want to be a bother, and I felt an instant connection to him. If my apartment at the time had allowed pets, I don't think I could have said no.

I'm very happy with my wonderful black cat now, but every so often I think of Beverwyck and hope he found a happy home where he gets as much petting as he wants.
Msg: 964770
Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: Woodland PawsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 2, 2018 7:39 AM
P-14F-569M-44Premium
Reply to: Msg 964748 by Intrinsically Knotted
Beverwyck? So I had to look and see if you were a Schnectady person. My birth place.
Msg: 964773
Peachfaced Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: PeachfacedProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 2, 2018 9:13 AM
P-1F-1M-313Inactive
Reply to: Msg 964748 by Intrinsically Knotted
I'd wager he did. Friendly cats get adopted so quickly.

I've often thought about the almost adopted animals in my life as well. I need one of those money trees so I don't have to think about them and have them here.
Msg: 964774
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 2, 2018 9:39 AM
P-94F-301M-779Premium
Reply to: Msg 964748 by Intrinsically Knotted
I've never had a ginger cat, but there's a ginger tabby I met once that I very nearly adopted on the spot...

What a sweet story, thanks for sharing.

The only other orange cat I knew was a terror. He belonged to a friend of mine years ago. So when we found the abandoned 3 week old twins I was skeptical - not only for that reason but because I wasn’t a ‘cat person’ in general. ECP who has always been a kitty lover just had to take the poor pathetic things.

On the way home, with the kittens in a cribbed cardboard box, ECP whispers to me me in a confessional tone, “I’ve never really liked orange cats”. We laugh about that now. We both grew to love those two boys so much it hurts. We are both ginger cat converts forever!
Msg: 964775
Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: Intrinsically KnottedProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 2, 2018 9:39 AM
P-104F-572M-203
Reply to: Msg 964770 by Woodland Paws
Beverwyck? So I had to look and see if you were a Schnectady person. My birth place.

Yup! (Well, Albany.) A local rescue, Happy Cat Rescue, often puts their cats in my local Petco, and they come up with some pretty great names for the cats! I hope whoever adopted Beverwyck didn't change it. (To be honest, I throw the name around once in a while because I'm secretly hoping someone will say, "Beverwyck? How funny, that's my cat's name. He's a ginger tabby I adopted about 8 years ago," and then it will turn out it's the same cat.)

(When I adopted my cat from them a few years later, his name was Lovey--a fitting name, but not that interesting. I changed it to Cricket, a name which suits him well!)
Msg: 964776
Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: Intrinsically KnottedProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 2, 2018 9:42 AM
P-104F-572M-203
Reply to: Msg 964774 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
“I’ve never really liked orange cats”

Doesn't it always happen that way? They wiggle their way into our hearts whether we want them to or not.
Msg: 964794
Yosemite MJD Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: Yosemite MJDProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 2, 2018 6:10 PM
P-97F-953M-729Premium
Reply to: Msg 964776 by Intrinsically Knotted
As with all beings, it’s all about personality!
Msg: 964805
ArtGekko Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: ArtGekkoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 3, 2018 5:27 AM
P-57F-470M-1570
Reply to: Msg 964774 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
“I’ve never really liked orange cats”

In my experience, orange cats are the bestest — like yellow labs. One of our cats, Dash, is a long-haired, peach-colored love. He comes when called (even from across the yard), will carry on a conversation with you, and will lay on our younger son's stomach/back whenever the son is on the floor. He definitely knows who he belongs to!
Msg: 964810
Captain Slick Kitty Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: Captain Slick KittyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 3, 2018 8:36 AM
P-372F-539M-2019Premium
Reply to: Msg 964731 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Maybe it's just me, but I think ginger cats are better mousers.

csk
Msg: 964814
foxfriend Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: foxfriendProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 3, 2018 10:20 AM
P-32F-566M-140Premium
Reply to: Msg 964810 by Captain Slick Kitty
CSK, if my pure white serial killer could reach you right now….!
Msg: 964852
Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: yellowzebraProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 4, 2018 7:15 AM
P-30F-1078M-113Inactive
Reply to: Msg 964731 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Ender is a handsome fellow. Sorry I missed the actual day...I'm currently on my third ginger - all females. My vet shared that 85% of ginger cats are male and our current orange lady "Summer" was the only female she had in her practice.
Msg: 964876
Subject: Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 4, 2018 7:57 PM
P-34F-147M-5680Premium
Reply to: Msg 964852 by yellowzebra
My vet shared that 85% of ginger cats are male and our current orange lady "Summer" was the only female she had in her practice.

Almost all calico cats are female. Of the very rare males, all but 1:3000 are sterile.
Msg: 965155
crosscresent Subject: Re: Favorite Words
Author: crosscresentProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 10, 2018 8:13 PM
P-87F-238M-3248
Reply to: Msg 963738 by Goofy girl
Dooflatchee

And I love how MapQuest pronounces Slidell. I don't know how to explain it in writing though. I will say I almost ran off the road laughing so hard.
Msg: 965186
Subject: on line voting
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 11, 2018 1:38 PM
P-46F-235M-1874
Hi,
I have a question that I am not sure if I even know what I am talking about.....great way to start huh??

So is there a website or somewhere that you can direct people to vote that is confidential and the results get sent to a third party, or maybe all the people on the ballot?

Here is the scenario....our booster board president is a tool. Long story, he just doesn't do anything in a fair manner. Does what he wants to suit his purposes or further his daughter. For our elections last year, he sent a group email to those that were eligible to vote for the upcoming season board members. (if you attended 2 or more meetings you were eligible to vote) So he sent out the email saying Bob and John are running for president (he is Bob!)
Tom and Kate are running for VP and so on.
Please reply back to him and copy in Sue for accounting purposes.

There were some feelings that he removed a winner and added someone else, either with Sue's knowledge (who wouldnt say anything due to fear of repurcussion) or somehow without.

Doesnt it seem strange that the ballots go to someone who is on the list?

So what i want to know is there a site that you can enter the position, and who is running. Then email it to those that are eligible. Then the site emails everyone and announces the winner.

Does that make sense....is there such a thing?

Thanks
Msg: 965187
Quarry Subject: Re: on line voting
Author: QuarryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 11, 2018 1:48 PM
P-16F-148M-69
Reply to: Msg 965186 by Crazyolis
The atlanta roller girls use to use Survey Monkey for board position elections and various other votes. It let you vote on up to six options and was fairly tamper proof-certainly more tamper proof that having candidates count the votes. I dont think it is free, but it is likely to be cheap.
You could also require in person voting with marbles in jars and then just weigh the jars, which can be reused indefinitely. (This is how we elected folks in scouts...)
Msg: 965201
Subject: Re: on line voting
Author: live4thepastProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 11, 2018 6:07 PM
P-22F-92M-19
Reply to: Msg 965186 by Crazyolis
Definitely use survey monkey. Certain features are free and you can make it anonymous.
Msg: 965202
Subject: Re: on line voting
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 11, 2018 6:23 PM
P-34F-147M-5680Premium
Reply to: Msg 965186 by Crazyolis
Doesnt it seem strange that the ballots go to someone who is on the list?

That is very strange. Imagine if the 2016 presidential election were counted by the (then) current president and CC'd to the Secretary of State for accounting purposes. Or you could reverse (as in political parties) it if you like.

Now imagine trying to get the incumbent of your local election to change how the voting is done.
Msg: 965211
Subject: Re: on line voting
Author: Grrly GirlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 12, 2018 3:23 AM
P-108F-3609M-1872Premium
Reply to: Msg 965201 by live4thepast
Can you limit it to one person, one vote?
If I have six e-mail addresses, can I vote six times?
Does SM have a way to limit it to specific addresses and one vote per address?
Msg: 965212
Subject: Re: on line voting
Author: Grrly GirlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 12, 2018 3:33 AM
P-108F-3609M-1872Premium
Reply to: Msg 965186 by Crazyolis
Q1: How large is the voting pool?
Q2: Could it be done the same way as when I get a proxy vote in the mail?
Everyone gets, via US post office, a ballot with the choices.
There's a postage paid envelope included for the ballot to be returned to a mailbox, not a person.
It's clearly stated "Vote For Not More Than One Person" per position.
Ballot will be invalidated if photocopied or otherwise altered.
One ballot per envelope, or every ballot in envelope is voided.
A custom made stamp (a la letterboxing stamp) will be on every ballot to avoid reproduction.
Msg: 965213
Subject: Re: on line voting
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 12, 2018 3:35 AM
P-46F-235M-1874
Reply to: Msg 965211 by Grrly Girl
good point. Though if all the sudden there were 25 votes it would look suspicious....there are usually only a handful of voters anyway. Its just gotta be a way that there is no possible tampering. (enough of that in the real world)

If not survey monkey, I think I may insist on in person voting....come to a meeting, fill out a form and put it in a hat and then be counted! Boom done! Old school sometimes is the better way to go.
Msg: 965552
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Avast ye, skallywags!
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 19, 2018 6:17 AM
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Msg: 965559
dancingpecan Subject: Re: Avast ye, skallywags!
Author: dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 19, 2018 10:02 AM
P-35F-156M-2097Premium
Reply to: Msg 965552 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Arrrr, me bucko. That be a handsome bit of o' history that ye be sharing.
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