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All sporting junkies are tuned into the Daytona 500 this weekend at Daytona International Speedway on Florida's east coast, but racing was actually kicked off in Daytona for the Rolex 24 in late January.  The city is the headquarters for NASCAR and the Grand American Road Racing Association.  Every year for the Daytona 500, over 200,000 racing fans descend on this city which has a population of around 61,000.  NASCAR also hosts the Coke Zero 400 in July at Daytona International Speedway.

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Daytona will hardly have time to sweep up after the Daytona 500 before Bike Week 2012 hits town between March 9 - 18th.  Over 600,000 are expected for much of the entire event.  These bikers pump an estimated $300 million into the local economy.  Not too many months later, the bikers are back to celebrate their annual Biketoberfest which will be held October 18 - 21st this year.  

Between these two motorcycle events and the NASCAR events, it is a wonder that the residents of Daytona have any hearing left at all.  

OSHA tells us that a person can listen to a 90 decibel (dB) sound for 8 hours straight without any hearing damage. 90 dB is approximately as loud as a busy city street.

Adding just a few decibels cuts that safe time dramatically. At 115 dB you can only listen safely for 15 minutes.   The sound of a NASCAR race car at full throttle measures approximately 130 dB. That is just one car, not a full field of 43 cars with their sounds echoing off of aluminum grandstands.

A Motorcycle is listed at 100dB, again that is ONE motorcycle.  The Decibel (Loudness) Comparison Chart says that pain begins at 125dB.  I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that bike week exceeds that 125dB level.  

April in Daytona brings Black College Reunions with upwards of 10,000 people for the a weekend event.  Spring Break in Daytona is another huge wild week long party when thousands of college students descend (some reports say as many as 500,000) on the city for non stop WILD.  I have been told that sometimes drinking is involved.  I will have to check with Miss Mayta about that.

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  •  Good Friday Morning MOTlies (18+ / 0-)

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    Have a great day everybuddy ;~D

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 04:57:15 PM PST

  •  Morning Everybody (9+ / 0-)

    It was a wonderful 65 yesterday. Today not supposed to get above 30. Oh Southern IL weather. As they say, if you don't like it just wait a few minutes.

    Got my parents in town for the weekend with family stuff (my niece turns 3 tomorrow). I love, love them to death but my gosh they can really get on my nerves :)!

    Have a great Friday everybody ......

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 03:34:36 AM PST

  •  Good Morning MOTleyville (8+ / 0-)

    Daytona is buzing this morning. Do they still allow cars to drive on the beach? I haven't been to the 500 since 1993.
    I don't do well in crowds.

    Hope everyone enjoys their Friday !!!

  •  Good Morning, JaxDem and MOTley threadies! (10+ / 0-)

    I guess the sounds of money being spent by visitors to the races and Bike Week more than makes up for the high decible range of those events.

    When I have attended races, I always take my ear plugs with me.  However, at most tracks if you sit high enough, you do not need them.  The big exception was the time I attended a race at a short track and the noise was so bad even though I was seated near the top row.

    I have a busy day and weekend ahead, so I may not be around much.  I hope every one has a great day!

    "Corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help facilitate and structure the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their ‘personhood’ often serves as a useful legal fiction.”-Justice Stevens

    by gulfgal98 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 03:44:04 AM PST

  •  Good Morning! (10+ / 0-)

    I had the pleasure of going to Daytona 500 one time back in 1998 (the 40th).  Even though I am a Jeff Gordon fan, I was really glad to see Dale Earnhardt win his first (and only) Daytona 500.

    It is really a great event to attend and I hope I can get back there someday.

    •  Of Course I Am Not Putting Down Those (6+ / 0-)

      that like racing, but I honest don't get it.* I mean I really don't. It is just folks going around in a circle. Now I've been to the Indy 500 a couple times (only on the infield) and I guess it was "neat," but I honestly found the museum far cooler than the race. Oh and I am a car guy. I can't get enough of Top Gear (not the US version). I just don't get the appeal.

      *I enjoy watching golf so mock away :).

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 03:51:18 AM PST

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      •  It is way more technical than other sports, (12+ / 0-)

        such as football, which is pretty technical too.  By that I mean in terms of strategy and execution.

        You have to follow a season of racing, and be sure to watch the pre-race shows with former crew chiefs and drivers explaining stuff.  If you are a techie, it can really be fun.  There is also jargon.  A couple of examples.

        Getting into the marbles
        refers to the little balls of rubber that come off the tires and tend to clump up next to the outer wall.  If they get too high on the track and into the marbles, the things tend to stick to hot tires and make the tires not grip the track well.  In which case the car will get loose and not control well.  

        Getting loose is exactly what it sounds like.  Car will handle as if it is driving on ice. At 150+MPH, there is enough air getting under the air dam on the front of the car that there is really not a lot of weight on the wheels.  That is the purpose of the spoiler--to force the car down on the track. A car pushes when it gets to the corner and does not want to turn, just keep going straight.  That causes the driver to have to brake or let up on the gas. Being loose is the opposite of push. When the car gets loose, the rear end wants to swap ends and you will see the car fishtailing.  

        Tires are another thing. You will hear them talk about changing tires and whether to put stickers on or scuffs.  Scuffed tires are those that have been used, such as worn in a bit during practice.  Stickers are brand new, with the manufacturer's sticker still on the tire.

        Then there is fuel strategy, whether to put on two tires or four, drafting and a whole bunch of other stuff.  Each driver has a style, often easily recognizable by the experienced race fan.

        There is a lot to it other than just going around in a circle.  Like any other sport, the more you watch, the more you come to appreciate the finer points.  There is an immense amount of technical expertise that has to go into setting up a car and making it competitive.

        •  Oh I Get A Fair Amount Of That (5+ / 0-)

          I watched about half a race a few weeks ago, and clearly of all the sports out there (and I watch many of them) NASCAR uses technology and is more "fan friendly" than maybe any other sport. But I just can't get into it and there isn't anyway I am going to take the time to invest watching a full season to try and get into it :).

          When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

          by webranding on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:18:03 AM PST

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        •  You're right! (6+ / 0-)

          Once you learn the technical stuff, racing is so much different than just a bunch of cars going in a circle.  Actually, it was the technical stuff and strategy that attracted me to racing.  Also you begin to really appreciate just how much of a team sport it is too.  

          "Corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help facilitate and structure the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their ‘personhood’ often serves as a useful legal fiction.”-Justice Stevens

          by gulfgal98 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:20:44 AM PST

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    •  Good Morning, Actbrniel (6+ / 0-)

      I'm glad the one you attended was so memorable.  I hope you get to go back too.

      Have a great day.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:13:53 AM PST

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  •  OK (3+ / 0-)

    Can somebody explain to me on how the hair is split on why H1-Bs are wrong but illegal immigration is OK? It seems to me that you could be against illegal immigration as a bash against management and ownership doing something shady to suppress wages.

    And Gun Control? I'm guessing that Left is for it because King and the Kennedys were assassinated way back when. And the Conservatives are against it because the Left is for it and it gives them a big hot button issue.

    "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

    by Stude Dude on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 03:49:12 AM PST

    •  Good Morning, Dude... (5+ / 0-)

      I'm barely awake enough to read your comment, let answer the hair splitting question ;D

      I do know that I have had a bad dream every night this week. I honestly cannot tell you how many years it has been since I had a single bad dream.  I wonder what that all means...I'd gladly trade mine for your calico pony one(s)!

      Have a great day.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:18:33 AM PST

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      •  A horse of a different color (3+ / 0-)
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        Even if the pony is in 13 different tabby colors.

        Unlike real calico ponies in two or three equine colors.

        Then was the dream about Dad and me and the space sow. Or Dad and me and the cyclops kitten....

        Bad dreams can be inspirational, especially if they have strong visuals.

        (The cyclops kitten ended up in the web comic....)

        "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

        by Stude Dude on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 05:50:14 AM PST

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  •  Speed Channel (8+ / 0-)

    We watched the first race on Speed Channel which is a Not For Speed Dummies Channel.  The music is ear shattering, the race chatter is not for newbies, and the graphics and techniques used for illustration were great.  David Ragan, the topic of conversation here on occasion, started about 15th and as far as I could tell finished 15th?  I never did quite understand who qualified?  True to the chatter here yesterday, the accidents were as predicted.

    •  GM JF (8+ / 0-)

      I talked to David last night, After his team mate Divid Gilliland crashed, David & his crew chief decided to take it easy. the team was srabbling to get back ups ready.

      don't feel bad about not understanding who makes it.
      I've never understood it.

      Hope your day goes well.
      On Speed TV tonight will be the trucks.

      •  Who Knew? there was a Speed Channel? (4+ / 0-)

        The Lincoln Journal Star had an article about the race yesterday morning and gave the Speed TV listing.  There is an old joke defining men:  If you can't eat it or screw it, race it...  

        We hit Indianapolis on Indy 500 day, and the loop around the city was empty like driving through a deserted city.  Another time, we spent an afternoon enjoying the hilarity of what happens outside the stadium on Indy 500 day.  Food stands mostly of grilled turkey legs (who knew people ate grilled turkey legs?), women of all ages in the shortest shorts I've ever seen, tail gaters with coolers of beer, wet TShirt contests...  It was a hoot!  And culturally eye opening.  I remarked to our son that I didn't see any African Americans and he said, Mom, Brothers don't do car racing.  Would that be true in Daytona also?

      •  Qualifying at Daytona is funky. (5+ / 0-)

        They do not do it that way at any other race.  I personally do not like using races to qualify for the 500 for many reasons. It is meaningless for most teams and where they start at Daytona is not a big deal either.  It also makes it very expensive for the teams because often a lot of good equipment gets torn up in the qualifying races.

        "Corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help facilitate and structure the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their ‘personhood’ often serves as a useful legal fiction.”-Justice Stevens

        by gulfgal98 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:27:47 AM PST

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    •  Good Morning, JF (5+ / 0-)

      Are you becoming a NASCAR fan now?  eeff has gotten us all interested hasn't he?

      Hope your weather is getting nicer and you have a wonderful day.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:20:26 AM PST

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      •  Thoroughbred Horse Racing (4+ / 0-)

        pushes my buttons.  I love to watch the horses run and marvel at the combination of the jockeys and horses in motion.  It has been said, and I agree, that jockeys are the finest athletes of all athletes.  I am not quick to tear up, but I cry all the way through horse movies.

        I have listened to and watched the Indy 500 most of my life, but that is about the extent of it.  Learning new stuff also pushes my buttons, so learning the technicalities of car racing is a plus.

        •  Any Chance You Are Watching Luck? (4+ / 0-)

          on HBO. About horse racing. Stars Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte. Directed by Michael Mann. Written by David Milch who did things like NYPD Blue and Deadwood.

          Oh, it is about horse racing .....

          When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

          by webranding on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:42:13 AM PST

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          •  Don't get HBO (3+ / 0-)
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            My brother in one of his careers was a large animal veterinarian and during the summers worked for the race track in Denver as one of the track vets.  We spent some lovely afternoons watching the races from his side of the fence and were fascinated with what went on after the races.  Every winning horse is urine tested for drugs, and from birth, the horses are trained to urinate when the trainer/vet whistles.  Sometimes it takes a lot of whistling, and others go right on cue.  

  •  Morning all. (8+ / 0-)

    we  had  snow. -(grumble)-

    Conservatism is killing this country. Jayden

    by swampyankee on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 03:58:03 AM PST

  •  Ouch! (6+ / 0-)

    When I lived in Milwaukee, I remember vividly (or at least my ears recall it!) the Harley Davidson "Family Reunions" that would bring noisy motorcycles to town. In 1998 it was 140,000 and in 2003, the 100 year anniversary, it was over 250,000 bikes. I lived about 5 miles off the main interstate and I could hear the bikes potato-potato-potatoing all day long.

    Good morning, JaxDem. I hope you have ear plugs if you get near that!

    Busy day for me as I try to get projects wrapped up so I can leave town. Heading to the middle of Wisconsin for the big state basketball tournament a two day event that will include staying over. We got about 4 inches of snow here but the storm is moving off and the roads should be in pretty good shape by noon. The drive is all interstate so that is good news.

    Have a great day JaxDem and MOTleys!

    Words have meaning and your words will reflect what is in your soul.

    by JanF on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:02:45 AM PST

    •  G/M, Jan (6+ / 0-)

      I googled harley sounds and got this.  Err, I don't hear a potato, potato, potato in there.  Then again, I'm in dire need of more coffee.

      Travel with care today and I hope you can keep us updated on the girls' games and progress through the state championships.  What fun -- well, at least for the girls.  Hummm, speaking of dB levels and girls of her age...I recall attending overnight cheerleading competitions with my daughter...you may just want to pack some ear protection too ;D

      Have a great day as you prepare for this trip.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:27:35 AM PST

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      •  I never quite got the transition from the actual (5+ / 0-)

        sound to "potato potato potato" but one thing that you learn quickly in Milwaukee is to not question anything Harley. Or ride a Honda motorcycle. Neither are appreciated.

        In my youth, I thought motorcycles sounded like fun. I thought so right up until the time I laid one on its side with me sliding along with it. After that I stayed safely inside vehicles that have both doors and roofs.

        You have a great day also! And more coffee!

        Words have meaning and your words will reflect what is in your soul.

        by JanF on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:40:58 AM PST

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    •  Good Morning Jan! (7+ / 0-)

      Good luck to your daughter's team at the basketball tournament.  I hope you have a safe trip and good time, regardless of the outcome of the tournament.

      "Corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help facilitate and structure the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their ‘personhood’ often serves as a useful legal fiction.”-Justice Stevens

      by gulfgal98 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:30:46 AM PST

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      •  It will be the first time at state for these girls (5+ / 0-)

        so I am sure that they will have a good time regardless. They are already looking forward to the "being in the same hotel with friends" part of the trip more than the "playing basketball" part of the trip. They have never done the first one and the plan today is to meet by the pool!

        Several of the teams that are at the tourney are ones they have beaten in other tournament play so that will give them confidence.

        Words have meaning and your words will reflect what is in your soul.

        by JanF on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:37:00 AM PST

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        •  You bring back so many memories (4+ / 0-)
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          Fred and a couple of other dads coached our little boys basketball team in the summers and they went to many tournaments to play other summer teams.  One summer they went to Souix City, Ne. and had the overnight in sleeping bags in the gym after the games were over.  

          Today, our older son and his wife who live in Des Moines will travel by bus with their 9 year old son, team mates and their parents to a hockey tournament in Fargo, N.D., an 11 hour trip one way.  Sounds like a Trip from H*** to me, but am sure anxious to hear their stories.

    •  I had the pleasure of being in Milwaukee for the (2+ / 0-)
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      100th anniversary.  We had to fly in and out the same day because there was not a hotel room to be had within 50 miles.  Someone in our party said - why can't we get a hotel room, but we had no problem with a flight.

      I looked at him dumb-founded and said "because they RODE their bikes in - here's your sign"  LOL

  •  55 degrees here, and not going to warm up much. (6+ / 0-)

    We have a squall line moving through and wind gusts at the tops of the mountains will be in the neighborhood of 50 MPH.  

    Going to have to go to a meeting in a little while.  Hope everyone stays safe and well.  

  •  It is 26 degrees here with a touch of snow (6+ / 0-)

    not even enough to think about getting out a snow shovel :(  Lots of schoolwork today & errands, the usual stuff in our household.

    I did watch the Duels yesterday, I can't wait for Sunday, although I will watch the trucks & the Nationwide series tonight & tomorrow.  

    “There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.” ― Aldo Leopold

    by lapidarygal on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 04:23:22 AM PST

  •  Good morning MOTs (5+ / 0-)

    Living in Indy I used to listen to the 500 every May (blacked out on tv on race day) with Emerson Fittipaldi as my favorite driver.  I did go to the Indianapolis 500 one time and was well up in the stands on turn 4.  By the time I could see the cars coming they were gone again.  But the noise, omg.  My biggest memory of that race was watching a little bunny try to cross the track...poor bunny.  I remember the first Brickyard 400 when a new driver won the race by the name of Jeff Gordon.  Jeff's family moved to Indiana when Jeff was young so that he could be close to the smaller tracks in the midwest.  He still donates a considerable amount of money to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.  Ryan Newman is also from Indiana (South Bend I think) and of course there is another pretty good driver from Columbus, IN Tony Stewart.  

    •  Good morning, mary (3+ / 0-)
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      Thank you for sharing the memories of growing up in Indy as it relates to racing.  Heh, imagine Jeff Gordon being an unknown.

      Have a great day.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 05:17:04 AM PST

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  •  the bad news of yesterday (4+ / 0-)

    we lost 7 Marines in a 2 helicopter crash in the desert along the California-Arizona border

    http://news.yahoo.com/...

    A collision that killed seven Marines in one of the Marine Corps' deadliest aviation training accidents in years occurred over a sprawling desert range favored by the U.S. military because its craggy mountains and hot, dusty conditions are similar to Afghanistan's harsh environment.

    Officials were scrambling Thursday to determine what caused the AH-1W Cobra and UH-1 Huey to crash during a routine exercise Wednesday night when skies were clear and the weather was mild.

    There were no survivors in the accident near the Chocolate Mountains along the California-Arizona border.

    :(
  •  Morning all...not a big (5+ / 0-)

    Fan of burning gas to get back to where you already are. Maybe if the cars had to be electric and lots of money was being thrown at the goal of getting vehicles that are better for the environment.

    Off topic question: what would you call a slave owner under today's republican world view...

    Yep, Job Creator.

  •  I Bought My Second Bag of Flour Today - Part II (4+ / 0-)
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    Part I of this diary got a great reception in the community this past weekend, and I'd like to announce that Part II of the series will be published tomorrow - Saturday, 25 Feb 2012 at 07:30am EST.

    For those of you considering the purchase of a pasta maker as discussed in Part I, I will speak to the various brands and levels of quality, maintenance and cleaning, as well as ways to possibly find these devices inexpensively in Part II of the series. I'll talk about selecting flour as well, and the culinary concentration will be on creating your own egg noodles.

    I'm thrilled as can be that this effort was warmly received. A heartfelt gasho to this incomparable community!

    “Are you calling the Koch brothers during the recess?” - Henry Waxman

    by thenekkidtruth on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 05:32:09 AM PST

    •  Good Morning, kid (2+ / 0-)
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      It was a wonderful diary.  I enjoyed the first one very much.  Seems like the timing was perfect.  Saturday morning and the time of year when we still crave the comfort food so much.

      Great topic and I hope you post a link here tomorrow too!

      Have a great day.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 05:37:14 AM PST

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    •  Problem? (3+ / 0-)
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      As I have mentioned to you before, I make egg noodles and have a hand cranked noodle maker.  As I usually cut the noodles with a knife, the noodle mixture I make is not stiff enough to cut cleanly with the noodle maker (the consistency isn't right.)  Perhaps you could address that problem?  

      •  I will speak to this, 'J (2+ / 0-)
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        The most common - almost the only - problem with egg noodle dough is that it's too wet.

        I'll also talk about a way to "fold" the dough so that it comes out structurally tougher and hardier, and suggest some additions to the flour that add protein glutens.

        “Are you calling the Koch brothers during the recess?” - Henry Waxman

        by thenekkidtruth on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 05:42:41 AM PST

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  •  Ducks (2+ / 0-)
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    so for well over a week now it's been hard for me to get the gray one to come for breakfast.

    the first few days I thought she became someones dinner.
    then I decided she was sitting.
    Wednesday I noticed where she came from when I was feeding the other duck.
    then Yestarday I went looking & found her.

    2012-02-23_17-27-34_191

    this mama is very deffensive too!

    2012-02-23_17-30-10_273

    I think there are more than 15 big eggs there.
    she is all spread out on them.

    :)

    I'm trying to feed her so she doesn't have to leave the nest. she eat a little over night.

  •  oh the memories... (3+ / 0-)
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    i went to daytona for bikeweek a couple of years when i was young and wild.  i loved it!  thank goodness i survived those years and can think back on those wild and crazy times with nostalgia.  now i'm a boring old grandma and it's been decades since i've been on the back of a bike.  i didn't marry that biker, and the wonderful man i did marry was never a biker, heh.  he's into formula one, as am i, but i still enjoy nascar and have been watching (the shootout saturday night and the twin duals yesterday) and will watch the 500 on sunday.  enjoying racing is not considered politically correct in the progressive community, and i realize many of the racers and their owners are 'severe conservatives' but i've enjoyed the sport since i was a little girl growing up in the southern culture.  i guess you can take the conservative out of the girl, but you can't take the girl away from the racing.  something like that.  and wouldn't you know it, we're getting our own formula one race here in austin.  who'd'a thunk?  now if they'll just add a nascar race at that track...

    A hundred years from now...Watering lawns will seem as crazy as throwing diamonds on our lawns; we're throwing the world's most important resource - clean drinking water - on the ground. - Univ. of TX Professor Michael Webber

    by politik on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 05:58:12 AM PST

    •  Good Morning, politik (3+ / 0-)
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      What a delightful story.  I can only imagine some of the wild that goes on during bike week.  Whew...then the college kids on spring break!  It's a wonder Daytona survives it all.

      Good deal, getting a formula one track in your town!

      I'm glad you stopped by and shared your story with us.

      Have a great day.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 06:07:46 AM PST

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      I hear ya on the politically correct part !
      one day nascar will have batteries !

      I think in the next 10 years nascar will only race one division also. it will come to that I think.

      it's not the fans fault the major automobile companies didn't start building electric cars sooner!

      Hope you have a wonderful Friday

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       Let's help eeff think up some names for when he becomes a duck daddy.......:)

    Compost for a greener planet.............got piles?

    by Hoghead99 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 07:14:14 AM PST

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