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  •  10 a.m. Cheers! (14+ / 0-)

    Cheers to a job I like and work I love...'cause really, that vacation could have gone on another couple decades, no problem. (I am so confused. I was careful not to fall into the "work away from work" trap, and now I don't know what to do first--so I'm digging my way through the thousand email inbox....). 652 emails to go.

    Cheers to spam...the activity, not the tinned stuff. 300+ of those emails so far don't require anything but the delete key.

    Not-so-cheers to the weather this week. Only in the 50s yesterday, 35 last night again, but working its way to the 80s by the end of the week.

    Cheers to a hawk sighting this morning on my way to work...not sure about whether to cheer that he was on the ground...? Would it have been too cold on a wire for him? I saw him landing--he looked fine--but that's just not someplace I expect to see a hawk.

    Back to work--y'all watch the news for me, would you?

    •  A few weeks ago, (9+ / 0-)

      I actually saw a bald eagle on the ground scavenging off a deer carcass.  I had to keep checking, because I couldn't believe it; but that big white head was unmistakable.  Fishing must be lean this time of year.

      •  Eagles and hawks (and ospreys) oh my (4+ / 0-)
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        The Marti, rb608, TexDem, diggerspop

        We actually have quite a population of bald eagles here, too, along with a lot of different hawks, osprey, etc. I've even seen deer feeding at dusk over by the airport. This is the first time I've seen a hawk on the ground, though--and I've seen a bald eagle on the ground just once, but not close enough to see why he was there.

        It's nice when you get the occasional reminder in town that there's more to this than pavement.

    •  Two words: Spam Filter (6+ / 0-)

      Really.  Has saved me tons of grief.

      I have on through my ISP and sometimes valid emails get caught in it (I added the emails of those that are not spam and can go through), but I'm finally remembering to check it often enough to not let 30 days go by when they delete whatever is in there.

      For a while I was getting lots of spam, but I took the time to put those email addys in the blacklist column, and now the spam emails are few and far between.  I suspect whoever forwards email addys removed mine if it was kicked back because of my ISP's spam filter when they sold or passed on their lists to those mental morons who try to spam us all to death, so that alone cuts down on the spam.

      My second email for all my email and news feed lists is on Yahoo, but for valid emails I just put them in the contacts file and the rest seem to make it into the spam folder and get deleted.

      I have a decent local ISP that I just love.  Local people on the other end of the phone when I call if I have a problem.  I get free space to host a personal web site.  Really, between good service and then finding out after the fact that they're also a cooperative and I am building up funds to get some money at some point..., well, I am not going to complain.  Oh, I also switched over to them for my phone when they got DSL to me, too.  I'm one satisfied customer.

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:49:58 AM PST

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      •  lucky me (5+ / 0-)
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        The Marti, TexDem, NonnyO, Maudlin, diggerspop

        One person's spam (mine) is another person's (their's) cold calling. In other words, it's legit business stuff, but unsolicited and un-needed and I get it every day as my company's media contact--my email address is oh, so easy to find....

        It's a good thing when I have a thousand emails after a vacation--the more of those there are, the fewer I have to read!

        I do have a real spam filter, which catches all the ugly stuff.

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