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Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
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Reply to: #964748 by Intrinsically Knotted
Sep 2, 2018 9:39am
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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!
Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
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Reply to: #964770 by Woodland Paws
Sep 2, 2018 9:39am
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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!)
Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
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Reply to: #964774 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Sep 2, 2018 9:42am
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“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.
Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
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Reply to: #964776 by Intrinsically Knotted
Sep 2, 2018 6:10pm
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As with all beings, it’s all about personality!
Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
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Reply to: #964774 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Sep 3, 2018 5:27am
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“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!
Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
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Reply to: #964731 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Sep 3, 2018 8:36am
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Maybe it's just me, but I think ginger cats are better mousers.

csk
Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
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Reply to: #964810 by Captain Slick Kitty
Sep 3, 2018 10:20am
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CSK, if my pure white serial killer could reach you right now….!
Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
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Reply to: #964731 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Sep 4, 2018 7:15am
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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.
Re: Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation day (with links!)
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Reply to: #964852 by yellowzebra
Sep 4, 2018 7:57pm
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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.
Re: Favorite Words
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Reply to: #963738 by Goofy girl
Sep 10, 2018 8:13pm
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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.
on line voting
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Sep 11, 2018 1:38pm
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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
Re: on line voting
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Reply to: #965186 by Crazyolis
Sep 11, 2018 1:48pm
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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...)
Re: on line voting
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Reply to: #965186 by Crazyolis
Sep 11, 2018 6:07pm
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Definitely use survey monkey. Certain features are free and you can make it anonymous.
Re: on line voting
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Reply to: #965186 by Crazyolis
Sep 11, 2018 6:23pm
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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.
Re: on line voting
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Reply to: #965201 by live4thepast
Sep 12, 2018 3:23am
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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?
Re: on line voting
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Reply to: #965186 by Crazyolis
Sep 12, 2018 3:33am
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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.
Re: on line voting
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Reply to: #965211 by Grrly Girl
Sep 12, 2018 3:35am
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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.
Avast ye, skallywags!
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Sep 19, 2018 6:17am
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Re: Avast ye, skallywags!
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Reply to: #965552 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Sep 19, 2018 10:02am
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Arrrr, me bucko. That be a handsome bit of o' history that ye be sharing.
Re: My grandma's getting married ! ! !
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Reply to: #925905 by No Borders
Mar 4, 2019 6:49am
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You do come up with some good ones GG. I passed this on to some friends!!!!!!!
A Vampire Called
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Mar 15, 2019 7:00am
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A vampire called me on the phone and wanted me to come over. They said they needed my type. What should I do?
Re: A Vampire Called
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Reply to: #972720 by Elle
Mar 15, 2019 7:12am
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Make an appointment at noon in the garden. ;)
Re: A Vampire Called
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Reply to: #972720 by Elle
Mar 15, 2019 10:41am
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Tell them "O"-my
Re: A Vampire Called
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Reply to: #972720 by Elle
Mar 15, 2019 11:53am
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You could always offer him a stake dinner.
Re: A Vampire Called
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Reply to: #972734 by Oberon_Kenobi
Mar 15, 2019 12:16pm
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Set the table with your best china and silverware.

If a vampire can't go out in the sun (not counting the recent spate of hunky vampires on TV) and the moon is reflecting sunlight, why can they be out at night in the moonlight?
Re: A Vampire Called
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Reply to: #972735 by Grrly Girl
Mar 15, 2019 11:22pm
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Because vampires aren't real and you're overthinking this ;) Back when people thought they were real, they also thought the sun was orbiting the earth and the moon was made of cheese.

My favorite vampire movie is now going to be a series on FX. Can't wait.
Moonshiner'sTunnels discovered in Great Smoky Mountains
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Apr 1, 2019 4:10am
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"This morning, the National Park Service confirmed the existence of an elaborate network of moonshiner tunnels in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. According to a press release from park officials, the miles-long subterranean passageways, which are believed to have been used by bootleggers, were uncovered early last week. Although the tunnels were just discovered, the National Park Service is already planning tours of the moonshiner passageways. In the official press release, Dr. Khan states that the tunnels are “structurally sound and completely safe for visitors.” April Fools! As far as we know, there aren’t any secret passageways hidden beneath the Smoky Mountains."
Re: Moonshiner'sTunnels discovered in Great Smoky Mountains
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Reply to: #973609 by Elle
Apr 1, 2019 7:12am
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Woah! Had me goin' there for a second!
Re: Moonshiner'sTunnels discovered in Great Smoky Mountains
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Reply to: #973632 by Boxer Lover47
Apr 1, 2019 7:49am
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Me too, good one.

😄
Re: Moonshiner'sTunnels discovered in Great Smoky Mountains
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Reply to: #973609 by Elle
Apr 1, 2019 8:13am
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I wondered who would be the first to plant a box in the tunnels. :?