Cheers!

Hosted by Renée G.
Group active since Wed, Dec 09, 2015

We're here for fun, frolic and friendship - not for bullying or bully baiting.

Offenders will immediately be tossed out of the room.

Renée G.
16 Hours Ago

Goodnight my friends...

Hope to see you right back here in the morning.

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Renée G.
16 Hours Ago

California torture house where 13 starving ‘kids’ found had not been inspected, officials say

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I find this so appalling, I can't even say. It makes me wonder just how many homes across the country are harboring such pallid living conditions for children and nobody even knows about it. It could be going on right next door or down the street. How would anyone be the wiser?

Renée G.
19 Hours Ago

National Winnie the Pooh Day is observed annually on January 18th.

Author A.A. Milne brought the adorable, honey-loving bear to life in his stories which also featured his son, Christopher Robin. National Winnie the Pooh Day commemorates Milne’s January 18, 1882, birthday.

Milne’s lovable Pooh Bear, as he was fondly called, is a fictional bear inspired by a black bear named Winnie who lived at the London Zoo during World War I. The author’s son, Christopher Robin, would visit the bear often and named his own teddy bear after her and a swan named Pooh.

This friendship inspired a collection of books starting with Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. The books were illustrated by E.H. Shepard.

In the 1960s, Disney bought the rights to the Winnie-the-Pooh characters dropping the hyphen from Pooh’s name. The illustrations were a bit different, too.

Milne’s stories have been translated into over 50 languages and are considered classic children’s stories today.

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Renée G.
19 Hours Ago

What is the only breed of dog that is unable to bark?

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Answer: The Basenji, an African hunting dog, is the only dog that cannot bark. This trait is probably due to the shallow laryngeal ventricle in its larynx. The Basenji does not bark, but rather makes a yodel noise. The Basenji produces an unusual yodel-like sound commonly called a "baroo." This trait also gives the Basenji the nickname "soundless dog." Some believe that the ability to bark was intentionally bred out of the breed in Central Africa, where a dog barking in the jungle was a clear giveaway to its enemies.

Andy Anderson !
20 Hours Ago

Old-Age Safety Net Frays for Millions of Americans

Long-term-care insurance was supposed to help pay for nursing homes, assisted living and personal aides for tens of millions of Americans when they became unable to take care of themselves.

Now, though, the industry is in financial turmoil, causing misery for many of the 7.3 million people who own a long-term-care policy, equal to about a fifth of the U.S. population at least 65 years old. Steep rate increases that many policyholders never saw coming are confronting them with an awful choice: Come up with the money to pay more—or walk away from their coverage.

Sad...

Renée G.
24 Hours Ago

Happy Sunny Thursday Cheers Pals,

The sun is shining, it's 20º (up from what we've had for a while) and the weather guru says we should reach 40º today. I'm practically giddy, looking forward to forty degree temps. We haven't got above freezing for quite some time. We are actually supposed to reach 60º by Sunday. Of course it's likely to be raining - but, "60º!" Oh Happy Day!

I hope each and every one of you has a glorious day, however you choose to spend it. Spend it wisely, you won't get it back, ever again. :-)

61 days until Spring

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Andy Anderson !
Yesterday at 6:25 AM

Goodbye Helvetica

After a century of being the king, the mighty font Helvetica is finally losing its top position.

FYI: Guess what font you are reading this in...

Apple used it up to 2015, and most of the Web was swimming in the boring font.

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Steve Bryan
Yesterday at 11:35 PM

PIcked up a new ride tonight

After 2 decades of driving nothing but Corvettes, I switched to the dark side and bought a 2013 Mustang GT.

On my way home from the dealer, a nice CHP officer pulled me over for not having license plates, but thankfully he was very cool about it after looking at all the dealer paperwork. He spent a few minutes looking over the car, gave me a verbal warning, and I was back on the road.

Hopefully dmv will send the plates soon and I can actually get in some driving time.

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