Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sending good vibes to those helping the shorebirds in need...

18 comments:

  1. First of all: Howard Dean

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  2. Hurricane Alex may become a Cat 2 before landfall. Hopefully the people along the Mexican coast have battened down their hatches. The folks along the Texas coast are going to get a terrible storm surge too, and with waves coming ashore all along the Gulf coast, the oil will be pushed further into the marshlands. :-( And those who can help are still waiting for the okay from the funding source (BP) to begin.

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  3. Been such s long time. But hello to everyone. I am in Vermont
    and loving being in the land of Dean. Much love to all

    Barry ...who still believes in DEAN!

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  4. Awaiting delivery (probably today) for a new screen for my old laptop. Once we've got it assembled, the goal is to make it as user-friendly as possible for my technophobe mother-in-law, and thus make it easier to stay in contact in spite of being unable to visit as often as we'd like.

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  5. This is all so depressing. I become more cynical by the day, soon my blood will turn to lemon juice or vinegar and I'll have the facial expression to match.

    I've long believed that mankind has no regret about taking a dump in the sandbox. And "It's not my problem" seems to be the mantra for too many.

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  6. It made the BBC. Just saw a headline to the effect that Texas is in for a bad storm.

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  7. I hope that works out, Renee.

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  8. Researchers find Leviathan

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10461066.stm

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  9. BTW listener, re: losing things etc., it seems likely to me that you are overextended, not senile. You need to slow down a bit.

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  10. Since puddle is away...here's the ALLY UPDATE from Ally's Mom ~


    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:25 AM, EDT

    We are at the NH medical center right now.  Ally is getting her second dose of Rituximab.  It is scheduled to last just over an hour!  We originally thought it would take all day.  What a pleasant surprise.  One of the premeds for Rituximab is Benadryl, which should make Ally sleepy, but of course she is not.  

    We got a wonderful reception when we arrived here.  Everyone was very excited to see Ally, and even though she got super shy and refused to speak, she was excited to see everyone as well.

    Tomorrow we come back for chemo.  It is not a very low dose as we were lead to believe in New York.  It is a significant dose (1/3 the dose of high dose chemo).  It may make her hair fall out, she will probably puke, and her counts are going to fall, but hopefully not to the point were we will need to give her the special injections.

    Today Ally weighed just over 26 pounds!

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  11. http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=allys

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  12. Thank-you, Susan. ♥ It matters that you care, =HUGS=

    And thanks for lighting an Ally candle! ♡

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  13. "Leviathan melvillei" Oooohhhh mmyyyyyyy!

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  14. Hurricane Alex has made landfall as a 105mph hurricane with a pressure of 947mb...possibly the strongest month of June Atlantic hurricane on record.

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  15. That would be nice. If I win the Lottery, you're on.
    Think I should buy a ticket for a change? LOL!

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  16. Yeah. I like that too. Very appropriate.

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  17. If I understand correctly, it's the first June hurricane since 1995.

    An expert said on The News Hour tonight, somewhat dubiously, that the storm may help clean way some of the oil... I donno. There's a hell of a lot of it. My commonsense, such as it is, tells me that the storm is more likely to spread the oil even further. The magnitude of this catastrophe has long since outstripped my ability to grasp it.

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