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1 minute ago, seabutterfly said:

Yeah I get it, so let's not because I'd rather not be amid controversy when I really should be asleep in about oh, an hour ago

I would be completely fine talking about something like that in private, it's just in an open space like this I would be cautious about it. But I'm just being a broken record at this point, so I apologize. Go to bed. :superwaiter:

Someone should post a meme to diffuse the situation.

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I forgot to respond to this bit in my last post:

1 hour ago, Adam said:

A clever gambit, but ultimately a farce. The admins will see right through your tyranny and see that I stand on the side of justice. Your oppression is nearing its end. :superwaiter:

You're assuming I don't already possess personal favor with the almighty admins that cannot be overcome with any amount of persuasion. :P 

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Wait, that was my 100th post? How embarrassing...

14 minutes ago, redgrapes said:

That does sound exciting if you're a Pavlovian dog. ;) Sometimes I think "liking" a post you disagree with can give mixed signals unless you respond stating your opinion... which come to think of it, you always do :P

Oho, now you're just straight up bullying me. How rude! But I know you're lying. You can't hide that the highlight of your day is getting to see that I've replied to you and liked your posts. That's gotta be a rush, huh? You're the dog here, wagging her proverbial tail at the sound of the notification bell. But I guess I can't blame you, surely anyone would behave the same at the thought of my interaction with them. It must be a natural reflex... ;)

I agree that liking a post can give a mixed signal, and I admit I do have my limits on what I would like too. But I do feel like if someone put in a lot of effort into a post, they should be recognized for it. Even if I disagree with it. This is especially true if their post acknowledges something I said, so I think it's fair to like them. The posts that I won't like are ones that I feel are too vague and questionable to like, as it might imply something I didn't intend to imply. And of course, the genuinely disrespectful ones I won't like either. Other than those, I've got all the likes to give around.

10 minutes ago, redgrapes said:

You're assuming I don't already possess personal favor with the almighty admins that cannot be overcome with any amount of persuasion. :P

They might have known you for longer... but I bet they'll like me more than you! :D

27 minutes ago, redgrapes said:

I would find the opposite frightening. Maybe it's a compliment I'm at the top of your hit list. :)

Thinking that my validation is worthless... how naive. :rolleyes: Everybody benefits from having my confidence in them. It's just too valuable to pass up. You'll come to understand that eventually. ;) I suppose you will just have to interpret that as a compliment. After all, it's not very often that you of all people would get any from me! B)

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So, a couple of hours ago at the concert I was at, I tried to get a picture taken with the singer for the first band that played because they were taking some pictures at their merch table after their set was over and before the set of the next band started. But there was only 15 minutes between the sets, and they were going to leave early after that so they travel to the next show, and they weren't at the table for the first couple of minutes, so it was only really a 10 minute or so window for getting a picture taken with the singer. I stood in line to try to get one, and if I was a bit closer in line and/or there were a couple more minutes left, then I would have likely gotten one because I was one of the next few people in line before the time was up. 

Little disappointed that I didn't get to get a picture with her, but I tried. (Also she's shorter than me. :P)

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I'm pretty sure I just found the cutest thing ever on a walk I took a few hours ago...

 

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@StarGate SG1 Aww, what a cutie! ^_^ Your little friend reminds me of the baby snapping turtles that hatched this past summer near my home. We even saw the eggs being laid in spring by mother snapasaurus. :D

Here are some pictures of three of them, though they're covered in mud.

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This is where they hatched and dug out, then headed for a close pond. You can barely see an egg fragment at the bottom of the deep hole.

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Where did you find your turtle? What did you do with it?

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@redgrapes Yep they are baby alligator snapping turtles. They look like little dinosaurs. I Can't believe you got to see the mother laying the eggs! I have never seen them in the wild before only online or maybe at the zoo. I don't live in the south so I think they are a bit rare in my state. I have no idea how this little guy can survive a winter..especially, if it's a cold one?

BTW you took some great pics : p

11 hours ago, redgrapes said:

Where did you find your turtle?

I was out taking a walk on a trail I normally go to and found him/her in the middle of the path. I still have no idea how the heck I even saw it among the rocks??? I guess God wanted me to rescue it haha...It's not like I was out looking form them. I did not even know we had them. The poor little guy's mom did not pick a good spot to lay her eggs because It often drys up.

11 hours ago, redgrapes said:

What did you do with it?

I'll let you know how the soup turns out ;)

 

 

KIDDING!!!!!:lol:

I will see if someone wants to care for it until it gets a bit bigger and then release it in a spot where it stands a better chance of survival or I'll contact the conservation department...I feel so bad just releasing it when I know it's going to get below freezing for at least 3 months.

I know the perfect person for it but if she can't take him, then I'll send the little guy to you :)

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2 hours ago, StarGate SG1 said:

Yep they are baby alligator snapping turtles. They look like little dinosaurs. I Can't believe you got to see the mother laying the eggs! I have never seen them in the wild before only online or maybe at the zoo. I don't live in the south so I think they are a bit rare in my state. I have no idea how this little guy can survive a winter..especially, if it's a cold one?

BTW you took some great pics : p

Thank you. :) I know! Though I've only seen two adult snapping turtles outside of captivity and one of them was enormous! It must have been my age. The mother of this clutch was small in comparison to that moving boulder. :blink:

Turtles are surprisingly adept at hibernation for surviving the winter. I know some hatchlings go straight into hibernation immediately after hatching by burying themselves in the bottom of a shallow pond or marshy area. There is significantly less temperature fluctuation compared to the surface. For this reason, I'd be more worried about taking one from its habitat than leaving it in cool weather.

2 hours ago, StarGate SG1 said:

I was out taking a walk on a trail I normally go to and found him/her in the middle of the path. I still have no idea how the heck I even saw it among the rocks??? I guess God wanted me to rescue it haha...It's not like I was out looking form them. I did not even know we had them. The poor little guy's mom did not pick a good spot to lay her eggs because It often drys up.

It does seem a little late in the season for such a small turtle but then again snapping turtle eggs can survive winter and hatch the following year. That's too bad it was dry. :(  It probably still would have found water because even the little ones are excellent travelers. One thing I've learned is to never underestimate turtles; they're quite hardy. I was surprised they even dug out of that deep hole in the ground, haha.

2 hours ago, StarGate SG1 said:

I'll let you know how the soup turns out ;)

KIDDING!!!!!:lol:

I will see if someone wants to care for it until it gets a bit bigger and then release it in a spot where it stands a better chance of survival or I'll contact the conservation department...I feel so bad just releasing it when I know it's going to get below freezing for at least 3 months.

:o:wacko:

Hehe. I know you would never do something like that!

I honestly think it would be safe to release into its natural habitat even while it's a baby, but handing it over to the conservation experts will give it the best chance. I expect they would provide a good meal before releasing it in the most ideal location. It might be more likely to survive outside and would definitely have a higher quality of life in the wild. They make poor pets and mimicking their natural habitat and diverse diet is challenging.

2 hours ago, StarGate SG1 said:

I know the perfect person for it but if she can't take him, then I'll send the little guy to you :)

Hah! We're already overrun by turtles! ;) We spotted a box turtle eating an apple this morning. ^_^

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@redgrapes Ok turtle update! I found a great person to watch him for the winter! She has a lot of experience working with reptiles and will release him in the spring:D

Since this is the random section...I might as well keep the randomness going...Since you're vegan, I thought I would share this with you...I found these amazing vegan and vegetarian burritos from a company called sweet earth and they actually taste good too!

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@StarGate SG1 Thanks for the turtle update and food recommendation! :D

Though I personally prefer a hard shell. :lol:

I looked up the company and they have very amusing names for their products. Companies have come a long way in making them taste good! At least it seems to have become a lot more mainstream since the quality improved.

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I can only go on my computer because I don't want to download the app...and I only will go on when nobody's home because I'm keeping the fact that I'm waiting a secret :(

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3 hours ago, seabutterfly said:

I can only go on my computer because I don't want to download the app

Hmmm i always wondered if they have an app but never actually looked for it haha...i guess you just answered one of my many random questions.

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This year Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine's Day, and Easter falls on April Fool's Day... Somebody has got some 'splaining to do... :o

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How this man is able to stir my heart and calm it is beyond my understanding :wub:

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17 hours ago, seabutterfly said:

Ah. Did you have a boyfriend last time this was active? I honestly forget

I didn't, happened over New Years :blush:

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