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I accidentally swallowed a bunch of Scrabble tiles. Eventually this could spell disaster.
AstralSmoke comments on May 18, 2018:
That could spell all kinds of things
Rep. Mo Brooks suggests rocks falling into oceans causing seas to rise
AstralSmoke comments on May 18, 2018:
Sounds like he needs one. Politicians can come up with the strangest excuses.
How do we stop separatists? By this I mean people that would have the majority of us divided as it ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 18, 2018:
Yes! We need to change our political leaders. There is no way they represent the majority of us.
Three things urgently need to change: 1. Dangerous sulphuric acid must be made illegal for sale ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 18, 2018:
I don't understand people like that. They are so selfish and unconcerning toward other people. Her actions took his life away. How is that not murder?
Here is another
AstralSmoke comments on May 18, 2018:
Here's an image of an etching I did when I was in undergrad. I did a series of them called Tone Tails. Yours reminded me of them. @poetdi56
Is your life organized?
AstralSmoke comments on May 18, 2018:
I'm freely organized.
What do you think?
AstralSmoke comments on May 18, 2018:
How can evidence prove nothing? If there is evidence, even if it's only circumstantial, it at least leads one to some sort of conclusion.
One time, I shot ketchup in both my eyes. In Heinz-sight, not the best idea.
AstralSmoke comments on May 18, 2018:
Not one of your best, but L2m.
Hello Members, I'm Ken and I decided to join this group. Let me know about yourselves.
AstralSmoke comments on May 18, 2018:
Well, I'm only one self. I have a profile page and a couple of posts if you'd like to check them out.
Has anyone watched that video for agnostic.com? A very sweet attractive young blonde woman talking ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 18, 2018:
I like broccoli and okra.
Following the interest shown in a song performed by a father for his autistic son that I posted ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 18, 2018:
Thanks, FrayedBear.
We had a great stamp club meeting last night (May 16). Two people from Canada Post in Ottawa made an...
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
Are you a stamp collector?
At first I thought it might be fitting to put a pun on my tombstone, but then I realized that would ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
You make me laugh every time. Does that mean I’m simple?
Once in a while I will hear a word or phrase that can send me right back to a Sunday morning sitting...
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
For sure. My dad studied Hebrew and Greek. He was a preacher/teacher. So anytime I hear Hebrew or Greek, it brings back memories of his sermons.
Whilst looking for a particular artist on the tube I encountered the following wonderful performance...
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
@poetdi56
[youtube.com] Funny
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
All those carbs sure make me tired.
I just got back from a Transformers convention, and boy, are my arms tires.
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
You're doing ok if they still have air in them.
Is it solipsistic in here? Or is it just me?
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
I'm not sure.
New hashtags by Noemi: terraisfamily terraprotection moralevolutionfirst protectterraheritage ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
I like them, but I'm not sure what you expect me to do with them.
Wonder if it was planned or just happened.
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
And they could play musical stores and it'd still be functional!
Describe your sex life with a band name...
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
Crazy Horse
Chris de Burgh - The Road to Freedom [youtube.com]
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
The road to freedom is a never-ending dirt path with large rocks, sinkholes, and multiple workarounds.
What are the chances
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
Just an extreme introvert. We need them as well.
Oliver North: Gun Owners Are As Oppressed As Blacks Were Under Jim Crow - The Intellectualist
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
"It is about garnering the outrage from others that they perceive goes with the comparison."
I wrote a comprehensive essay about my life experiences with fundamentalist religion 15 years ago. ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
I've only read a little of this. It's captivating so far, but have to run off and do choirs. Promise to finish it later. Thanks for telling your story.
One less state
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
Which ever one Trump's in at the time.
50 percent off!
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
The Thrift store.
Male (top) and female (bottom) Luna moths. There's some variability in , pattern and color, so the ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
That's amazing. It might be easy for you to tell the difference, but without both of them there to compare, it'd still be a guess for me.
I see we have the " g back. I tried 4 times to put this up but each time the quotation mark bug...
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
I think it's important for posts to be readable and understandable.
Many are impressed with how much money someone makes, the friends they have or title they carry. ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
I'm impressed when I experience someone being truly themselves (in a good way) and not worry about perceptions.
If it goes deep and cuts to the bone. Sometimes getting mad really doesn't solve anything. ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 17, 2018:
I get distant a lot. Nothing to do with anger though.
One of our favorite couples !
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
I don't know who they are, so I can laugh.
These are some serious issues!
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
Is there anyone left?
Struggle = strength?
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
I'm not sure, but if you have a difficult road and are still turning your wheels, I'd say your strong.
Ever date someone that was someone special?
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
?
peonies. Ex photographis meis. Photograph and digital works with Varnist. paeonia plant flower May ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
Very deep original and interesting manipulations.
Hi ! My name is Val. I live in South Africa. Pleased to meet all you guys.
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
Howdy, Nice beard ponytail! Congrates on your weight loss. Looking good.
Since I am still wandering and not able to have a garden, I have been looking into CSA's (community ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
Not here in the states. A bunch in Germany if that helps.
The best teacher I ever had was my French teacher, who recently passed away. Adios, amigo.
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
You're too funny.
How do you handle unwanted robo phone calls?
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
I thought you were going to give us an answer. None of the above work. When I get a 800# I pick up the phone, but don't say anything. It hangs up after about 10 sec. They are automated. I just can't stand listening to the phone ring.
The Titanic tragedy has been romanticised so thoroughly; spawning films, museums and merchandise we ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
The human cost of human mistakes.
Looks or money?
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
None of the above, but hey, look who doesn't have a partner.
Reading reviews for Lars Von Trier's new serial killer film 'The House That Jack Built' has made me ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
Walk out?
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AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
Es macht Spass, eine Hexe zu sein.
Have you all had a nice day? I wasn't meant to be teaching but my colleague called in...again. ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
Just some obnoxious thumb twiddling.
Hello. I like the idea of nog taboo. I consider myself very open minded.
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
Taboo family porn was the first entry with Google search. I didn't even know there was such a thing. Doubt that's what you're referring to though.
Here is a very interesting video of the lifecycle of the Hercules beetle. [youtu.be]
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
Wow, that's a HUGE beetle!
I just learned that the guy who stole my journal died. My thoughts are with his family.
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
That's better than with her/his X.
My fireman buddy met first his girlfriend when he saved her from a burning building. She was hot.
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
How hot?
Strawberry buckets forever.... ????
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
I have a strawberry patch planned, but who knows when I'll get to it. The buckets look like a good idea. Do you leave them in buckets for next year? Thought you were supposed to pick blooms off the first year and harvest berries the second and continues years?
If you face the challenges of gardening in a hot, tropical or desert climate. Or you have an ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
Good start. I like your photo.
Liza Jane,,.Banjo and spoons [youtube.com]
AstralSmoke comments on May 16, 2018:
Sounds extremely Appalachian to me. Love it! Reminds me of local shindigs that spontaneously happened where I grew up. And the woman with no teeth ... a dead give away. But they smoke American Spirit cigarettes, not cheap.
To get out of 88-degree heat, today I hiked a 6.6-mile loop near Mission Ridge Ski Area above ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Looks and sounds fantastic. Love the photos.
Cor! I've just reached a third of the way between the Senate and the shirt wearers. By the time I ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Keep moving like a turtle; you'll get there.
Susan B Anthony
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
So true.
I’m wondering how many of us came from dysfunctional homes, and how it’s affected our values and...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Wow, I guess I came from a somewhat 'normal' family, but of course my parents came with their own quirks.
This sign could be applied to other things beside the obvious. But in this particular case it is for...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Fang in the butt.
Saw this & had to share in this group.. so fitting.
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
My garden is weeds.
My daughter mocked my custom phone/GPS holder.
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
If it works.
Just putting this out there...I will NOT be watching the apparent upcoming royal wedding! (Edited to...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Does that mean you’re watching it?
I got lil peaches! First time peach tree owner. It's 2 ft tall, in a whiskey barrel. It's got 18...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Go for it. You might have to stake the tree later to give it extra support. Good luck with your first harvest.
I put the smoking patch on. It will take a couple of days to get in my system and start working to ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Keep it up. You’ll beat it!
As worker co-chair of a health and safety committee, I like this song, especially the rendition by ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Powerful
Patti Smith's cover of "Gloria." She opens the somg with her lyric, "Jesus died for somebody's sins,...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
One of my favorite artist.
Went for a geezerly spin around Tims Ford Lake yesterday in my antique aluminum canoe with 2-horse ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
I'm jealous.
@Admin -- any chance that there will be an "archive" option soon for messages instead of just ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Nothing is actually ever 'deleted'. We just can't see it.
These are a few of mine. I like waterfalls.
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
These are the tiniest waterfalls I have ever not seen.
Some of the cool insects that showed up last night. It was 70°F and very humid at 11pm--a great ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Wouldn't have been able to id the cranefly. Predaceous diving beetle? They sound dangerous.
Me as Van Gogh
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Love it. See you still have your ear.
A miniature carving of a Rat Terrier I did for a fundraiser for the rescue I'm a member of. I've ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Is that in balsa wood? What sort of paint do you use?
Today's work. Got a new router but that makes cutting inlays much more precise.
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Tell us more.
Howdy I thought I will tell a little about my stroy. I was born in Houston in 1970. My family was ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
You lived in a belt loop.
Thirty Seconds To Mars - Walk On Water (Official Music Video) [youtu.be]
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
Love this song!
Does anyone else cringe when they hear actors try to do a Southern Accent?
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
That probably only happens if you're originally from the south.
Glad to be a part of this group. I spent most of my adult life (25 years) in the deep south and am...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
I grew up in east TN. Moved to Chattanooga when I was about 16. Stayed here for about 6 years, then went to grad school in IL and OH. Moved to Switzerland and then Germany for about 6 years. Moved back to Chattanooga when I was 46. I'm definitely a misfit living in a molding pot of soup.
We can talk about it until we are in the face, it's not going to change anyg. We are notorious for ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 15, 2018:
I know the media keeps posting Trumps favorable rating as close to 40%, but that's 40% of the 30% who voted. His real approval rating is probably closer to 10%. We have to get people educated and fight against this very loud 10% (loud as in controlling).
Being on this site has given me a lot of food for thought in particular about dating. I've seen ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
It has been impossible for me to determine what boundaries need to be in place until after spending time (years possibly) with a person. I must be looking at this wrong. Some deal breakers are easy to see; others just pop up out of nowhere. I think it's time to go to bed. I feel depressed.
'Superman' Star Margot Kidder Dead at 69 | TMZ.com
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
Wow, bipolar. I never knew.
You decide the consequences..
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
I like the way the Germans approach this problem. They're treated like people. They rehabilitate them and prepare them educationally to enter the real world.
Anyone else in this group that has an education or career in agriculture or horticulture? I'd like...
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
I'm self-learning, so doubt I can be much of a conversationalist.
Anyone have naturally growing plants that Monarch butterflies feed on during migration? I have ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
Milkweed is the answer.
Can we please save this uniquely cute critters [youtu.be]
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
I'm always amazed at animal (and plant) diversity.
Another cloud photo
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
It looks like a dog being strangled by two very thick and mean looking creatures from the depth ... to me.
I think it needs to be made clear that those of us greeting new members and extending the hand of ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
I'm not afraid to tell them I don't know (anything), but I've never been asked.
[youtu.be] I had never heard this version. Very nice. Thanks, You Tube.
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
I haven't either and I grew up with Simon & Garfunkel.
To Bother Or Not To Bother: Finding Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type – HealthyWay
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
I think the article takes a good look at both sides of the results from Briggs-Myers. The last time I took it I came up with INFP. I even bought a book about my 'type'. The reading was interesting, but it did come across to me as a horoscope read. Nothing solid, just a little 'breezy'.
FYI, straight men: Most men messaging women NEVER READ a woman's profile beforehand. We tell them ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
I don't have any explanations that would hold water, so I won't make up anything. Except, I'm sure that some of my approaches have ended up with basically the same results you mentioned. I have not sent dick pics or even shirtless pics, but the results are sometimes 'unpredictable' at best. I'm sorry your experiences have been so negative.
You know, it's a telling thing when you wake up on Monday AM to a headline like this (Analysis: How ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
Pick a scandal. Just hope someone does something about him fairly soon. I'm growing impatient.
This qury arrived from a member. I could not find any reference in the FAQ. Please comment: I was...
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
admin
So, here is the Southwest we get blazing heat and too much direct sunlight --if that's possible!-- ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
Cool. I mean cooler.
Hmmm.... I'm so lucky to have a 2 acre back yard....lol. The lots are tied up by the children and ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
Nice. Looks like you need to move the chair.
Whats your weather today, May 14, 2018.
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
About the same here, but without the mushroom cloud. Suppose to rain tomorrow dropping the temps below 90.
Republican Who Claims Holocaust Was Orchestrated by Gay Nazis Wins Enough Support for Massachusetts ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
Sad
The last cooky...lol. wife: I'm going to make you some cookies. Me: I don't want no cookies. Wife:...
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
False pretenses.
Nearly finished my outdoor raised garden. I finally filled all of my 2'x8' boxes with compost....
AstralSmoke comments on May 14, 2018:
So, as far as the corn goes, do you not have problems with birds eating it?
Hey, I’m going to be in Newark and Manhattan next weekend for about 25 hours. Does anyone have any...
AstralSmoke comments on May 13, 2018:
I haven't been in a while, so can't help you with prices. When I go, I always go to as many museums and galleries as I can take. Of course, the museums aren't free but the galleries are.
A man is walking home late one foggy night. All of a sudden What's that? He hears something behind...
AstralSmoke comments on May 13, 2018:
I love your jokes. The sillier the better.
Bucket List
AstralSmoke comments on May 13, 2018:
What's your process?
Is the Xtian Cult a fraud founded on a mythical fable reborn as historical fiction?
AstralSmoke comments on May 13, 2018:
Yes
@Condor5 You got me looking brother. Watch "Rita Hayworth Is Stayin' Alive" on YouTube ...
AstralSmoke comments on May 13, 2018:
I used to be able to dance like that, in my dreams.

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