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Msg: 968522
Subject: Airplanes and Spaceships
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 19, 2018 7:03 PM
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Msg: 968523
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Airplanes and Spaceships
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 19, 2018 9:14 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968522 by Oberon_Kenobi
It only took 66 years from the Wright brothers first flight to landing on the moon.
From the invention of the motorcycle to the first backflip on a motorcycle took...

... about 120 years!

Another fun fact: the Wright brothers entire first flight was was so low and short it could have taken place within the external fuel tank of the shuttle spaceship.
Msg: 968525
Subject: Re: Airplanes and Spaceships
Author: Grrly GirlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 1:07 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968523 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
first intentional and successful
From the invention of the motorcycle to the first backflip on a motorcycle took...

... about 120 years!
Msg: 968526
cooledcoyote Subject: Re: Airplanes and Spaceships
Author: cooledcoyoteProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 6:31 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968525 by Grrly Girl
I did one amazing 360 high speed spin on a bicycle once that bent my back wheel 45 degrees, don’t ask me how, but it saved my life when a car pulled out in front of me, and if seems I’ve been dealing with those drivers forever after.
Msg: 968536
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Airplanes and Spaceships
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 12:21 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968525 by Grrly Girl
first intentional and successful

True... and funny!

😄
Msg: 968633
Subject: RIP
Author: Grrly GirlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 23, 2018 6:48 AM
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When one obituary appeared in The New Orleans Times-Picayune last year, it was quickly called one of the funniest obituaries ever — and for good reason

The obituary was for New Orleans firefighter William Ziegler, 69, and it was truly hysterical, yet it also serves its purpose in letting people know what he was like when he was alive.
You can read the full obituary here:

William Ziegler escaped this mortal realm on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the age of 69. We think he did it on purpose to avoid having to make a decision in the pending presidential election.

He leaves behind four children, five grandchildren, and the potted meat industry, for which he was an unofficial spokesman until dietary restrictions forced him to eat real food.

William volunteered for service in the United States Navy at the ripe old age of 17 and immediately realized he didn’t much enjoy being bossed around. He only stuck it out for one war.

Before his discharge, however, the government exchanged numerous ribbons and medals for various honorable acts. Upon his return to the City of New Orleans in 1971, thinking it best to keep an eye on him, government officials hired William as a fireman.

After twenty-five years, he suddenly realized that running away from burning buildings made more sense than running toward them. He promptly retired.

Looking back, William stated that there was no better group of morons and mental patients than those he had the privilege of serving with (except Bob, he never liked you, Bob).

Following his wishes, there will not be a service, but wellwishers are encouraged to write a note of farewell on a Schaefer Light beer can and drink it in his honor.

He was never one for sentiment or religiosity, but he wanted you to know that if he owes you a beer, and if you can find him in Heaven, he will gladly allow you to buy him another.

He can likely be found forwarding tasteless internet jokes (check your spam folder, but don’t open these at work). Expect to find an alcoholic dog named Judge passed out at his feet. Unlike previous times, this is not a ploy to avoid creditors or old girlfriends. He assures us that he is gone. He will be greatly missed.

Ziegler’s family certainly knew what they were doing when they wrote this. Somewhere, we certainly hope Ziegler is having a good laugh over this.
Msg: 968741
Subject: Re: Sock swap tracker
Author: BaliWhoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 26, 2018 8:41 AM
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Reply to: Msg 967925 by Trekkie Gal
Gotta read message boards more regularly! Missed out on this one! Boo. have fun all!
Msg: 968846
Subject: Searching for grant money
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 4:12 AM
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Hi,
My daughter wants to do a community service type of project. She is inspired by 'feel good' things, she did a "16 Random Acts of Kindness" when she turned 16. She did things like take cookies to the firehouse, toys to the childrens hospital, gave out kindness cards, flowers, etc.

She now wants to create a wall titled "Today will be a good day and here's the reason why" where people can write nice notes to themselves and others.

Is something like that grantworthy? Where and how exactly does one search for grant money?

She has made a list of things she needs to do, find the perfect spot for it, (in our little village somewhere), figure out what exactly to make it out of, what will withstand the cold winter months here, how to build it, research how much it will cost, find out who to talk to for permission to put it up in the village....We just have to figure out how to pay for it. I said if it was like $50 I am fine with paying for it. If its like $500 I am not. It will be somewhere in between.

I do like the idea of applying for money, I think it also validates the project. I am just not sure of where she should start searching....any ideas?

Thanks!
Msg: 968848
Subject: Re: Searching for grant money
Author: PeaceLovePiano and MomProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 5:20 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968846 by Crazyolis
1st I just want to say that your daughter's projects make me so happy! I think spreading a little hope is wonderful! (and people so desperately need a little hope!). I got a case of the warm fuzzies just reading your post!

Grant worthy? I think so. Something like Go Fund Me (although that is sometimes "hit-or-miss" and if nothing comes of it, I don't want her to get disappointed/discouraged. On the same note, if she makes something like a Go Fund Me and you post that again here, sometimes AQ folks step in to help out-a member did that several years ago and offered LB Trading Cards if we let them know we donated to the cause-not necessary, but an idea).

Sometimes places like Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts or Kiwanis might help out and take it on as a project (they are often looking for community service).

I hope this helps! Please keep us posted :)
-PLP
Msg: 968849
Subject: Re: Searching for grant money
Author: PiggyJauntProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 5:39 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968846 by Crazyolis
This is when I'd put a plug in for local government. If you're in a smaller town, find out who is on town council and send them an email outlining what you want to do. They should be able to tell you all about who to contact to get the right permits and what to expect cost wise, etc.
Msg: 968852
aMAZEing adventure frog Subject: Re: Searching for grant money
Author: aMAZEing adventure frogProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 6:25 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968846 by Crazyolis
Msg: 968853
Wise Wanderer Subject: Re: Searching for grant money
Author: Wise WandererProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 6:37 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968846 by Crazyolis
I agree with contacting the town council to get information about permits and requirements. When she knows precisely what she needs, I think contacting local non-profits and businesses to solicit donations of the materials (Home Depot has a foundation for charitable causes, as do others) as well as volunteer labor for the building part - Scouts, Boys & Girls Club, Rotary, Soroptimits, and any other civic-minded groups, many of whom look for ways to contibute to their local communities. I think that involving local people makes it more meaningful than soliciting funds from strangers through grants or social media.
Msg: 968854
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Searching for grant money
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 7:09 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968846 by Crazyolis
In a previous time I was a contractor so I’ve done my share of dealing with municipalities. In my opinion there are things that need to be done before concerning yourself with funding. Have your daughter draft up a proposal. In it include the aim of the project, where it will be located (and if that land is legally available), the dimensions of the wall and state that she intends to fund it herself. This will need to be submitted to city (probably the building dept).

Others have mentioned various way to acquire the actual funding - all good suggestions. From my experience, given that this is a community project, permissions will be a bigger stumbling block than financing.

It sounds like a worthy goal. Kudos to your daughter and good luck to you both!

DZ
Msg: 968855
Subject: Re: Searching for grant money
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 7:18 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968854 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Thanks for the ideas! More to add to her To Do list!
Msg: 968857
Wry Me Subject: Re: Searching for grant money
Author: Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 7:26 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968846 by Crazyolis
Middle school NJHS groups have mandatory community service hours. They could spend that fundraising &/or helping with the project itself.
Msg: 968860
Subject: Re: Searching for grant money
Author: Lowland LassProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 7:59 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968846 by Crazyolis
In our area several of the banks have community grant programs. That might be another place to look. Maybe check the local paper. Often groups that give these types of small grants get coverage in the local paper - that might give you some other local sources to try.
Msg: 968863
Subject: Just who is this Wassamatta u person?
Author: Grrly GirlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 9:21 AM
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Are you secretly Wassa?
No wait, I've met both of you.
But not at the same time.

Hmmm. You wear glasses, Wassa doesn't.
https://www.flickr.com//photos/83943777@N00/sets/72157615129548142/show/
See? No glasses.

Wassa claims his real name is Mark.
"The mark" is the target of someone trying to pull a fast one as in duping a person. (Red herring?)
Msg: 968871
Subject: Re: Just who is this Wassamatta u person?
Author: speedsquareProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 2:44 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968863 by Grrly Girl
That’s wassa demonstrating cheese racing, if I recall correctly.
Msg: 968872
wassamatta u Subject: Re: Just who is this Wassamatta u person?
Author: wassamatta uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 2:55 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968871 by speedsquare
That’s wassa demonstrating cheese racing, if I recall correctly.

As made famous in Story and Song, as well as the AQ Glossary...
Msg: 968910
Subject: Google this man. AMAZING art and photography
Author: Grrly GirlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 12:16 PM
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Efikz Emporio

Do it when you have time to tarry a bit.
I found myself engulfed by the beauty and oddness of the images.
Msg: 968913
Subject: Re: Google this man. AMAZING art and photography
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 12:44 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968910 by Grrly Girl
Interesting steampunk images.
Msg: 968960
FORAYCH Subject: Last chance to join this year's letterboxing football staple
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2018 3:33 PM
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This annual tradition will close tomorrow night. Check it out for some fun and friendly competition and chance to win stamps.
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10025

Jeff
Msg: 968969
Girlguides Subject: Re: Last chance to join this year's letterboxing football staple
Author: GirlguidesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2018 9:33 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968960 by FORAYCH
As we’ve said before, if you watch any football during the holidays, this pool will make even the most insignificant bowl exciting. Thanks so much Foraych, for bringing joy to our lives.
Msg: 969055
SherlockMiles Subject: YEAH - my even MORE favoritest theme!!!
Author: SherlockMilesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 4, 2018 4:29 AM
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The only thing better than snowflake theme is snow flakes and snowdeer and snowmen!

Cheeks are hurting from grinning.
Msg: 969129
Rebiccola Subject: Another kind of stamp
Author: RebiccolaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2018 6:37 AM
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Sumo Wrestlers Sign Autographs With Their Giant Handprints
Wish I could stamp my Christmas cards that fast.
Msg: 969130
Quite Contrary Subject: Re: Another kind of stamp
Author: Quite ContraryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2018 6:43 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969129 by Rebiccola
It is mesmerizing to watch. The rhythmic slap slap slap is oddly calming.
Msg: 969134
Subject: Re: Another kind of stamp
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2018 7:01 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969129 by Rebiccola
Wish I could stamp my Christmas cards that fast.

If your cards were large enough you could do exactly the same thing.

Did you notice the size of the ink pad though?
Msg: 969141
JampersandJ Subject: Re: Another kind of stamp
Author: JampersandJProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2018 10:15 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969129 by Rebiccola
Talk about inky fingers!
Msg: 969142
Subject: Re: Another kind of stamp
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2018 10:57 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969141 by JampersandJ
If we don't have our personal stamp don't we use our thumbprint? The sumos do the same thing, but on a larger scale.
Msg: 969144
Topcollector Subject: Re: Another kind of stamp
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2018 2:09 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969129 by Rebiccola
Wow, my arm would be dead.
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