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Women Smell Better!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The BW has a nose like a bloodhound’s. She complains about cigarette smoke that I can’t smell, thinks milk is sour when it tastes perfectly fine to me, etc. It has always been that way, and I assumed that maybe it was because she had her adenoids out as a child, while Dr. Faust used to tell me that I had tonsils the size of golf balls – and I still have them.

Today I found out the truth. The cover of today’s “Parade” has “Hey, what’s that smell?” in large type, and the article “What your nose knows” , under “5 things you didn’t know about … smell”, reads (4. The ability to detect scents is boosted by estrogen, which is why women (and especially pregnant women) tend to have more sensitive noses than men.)

Who would have thought?

  
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ALPHASENIOR 7/29/2012 11:35PM

    Verry informative! Explains a lot for me.

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IDLETYME 7/29/2012 2:29PM

    Now we know!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAWHIDE64 7/29/2012 1:47PM

    NOW I understand. Not a surprise.

Lew

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MS.ELENI 7/29/2012 12:15PM

    Interesting.

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FLYINGCRANE 7/29/2012 11:36AM

    Amazing. I didn't know that. Thanks for sharing.


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When Insults Had Class IV

Saturday, July 28, 2012

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."

-- Billy Wilder

  
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IDLETYME 7/29/2012 9:57AM

    That's a Great one!!! emoticon

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HIKINGSD 7/29/2012 6:44AM

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MS.ELENI 7/28/2012 6:18PM

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When Insults Had Calss III

Friday, July 27, 2012

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

-- Oscar Wilde

  
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MS.ELENI 7/28/2012 6:17PM

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BREWMASTERBILL 7/28/2012 10:43AM

    I think I'm the latter :)

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IDLETYME 7/27/2012 6:47PM

    I've met some of them!!! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/27/2012 5:03PM

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CAT609 7/27/2012 4:44PM

    Well said!

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Some Fruit This Year

Thursday, July 26, 2012

We finally got a decent crop from the avocado tree in the front This year. There were no fruits the first year, five fruits the second year (we got four and someone else got the last one), eight fruits the third year (we got one and someone else got seven) and this year I counted 51 fruits on the tree before we started picking them, and I had to buy a picker that extends to 10 feet in order to get the ones in the top of the tree. We turned down two people who wanted to buy some, and gave in to a neighbor down the street who has walked off with nine so far. But since we had a tree full of avocados in the front yard and a tree full of ripe limes in the back yard, we have been eating guacamole in pretty large amounts. It does really hit the spot.

The second year on the Noble grapes has been fairly good too. You're not supposed to get a crop until the third year, but we have quite a few black grapes from the Noble vines, and even some larger grapes on the Carlos (green) vines. I planted one Carlos to replace one of the green seedless vines that died, and then stuck two more in on either side of the middle post. I mistakenly trimmed off the largest runner from the first Carlos, which actually had a bunch of grapes showing on it, so it started behind the other two. The other two each have one bunch of grapes, larger than the nobles, so we will eventually get to try some of them (taste some of them) this year, if they don't all fall off before we realize they're ripe.

The Meyer lemon is looking good, and the grapefruit tree is full of fruit, but the Eureka lemon doesn't have any fruit on it this year. Since it had two crops last year I feel a little disappointed, but it's still a very young and small tree.

  
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MS.ELENI 7/28/2012 6:17PM

    Sounds great. The citrus sounds great. i love grapefuit. I have a blackberry bush for 3 years. no blackberries and vine dies every year but comes back

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RAWHIDE64 7/28/2012 11:17AM

    Congrats. We had 4 citrus trees that I just removed because of disease. It's a Florida thing. emoticon

Lew

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FIXED531 7/27/2012 4:24PM

    My pear tree was loaded this year, but the squirrels took all but one shriveled stunted fruit.

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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/26/2012 9:44PM

    Congratulations on your fruitful year. Our apple tree is producing abundantly, but the birds are eating them before they can get ripe. Don't remember that ever being a problem before. The serviceberry gave us many pints of canned fruit and jam. The prospect for our peaches looks great, but we still have most of last years crop on the shelves. Guess I'd better do something about all that "free" fruit.

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ALLYTHEATHLETE 7/26/2012 5:24PM

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IDLETYME 7/26/2012 4:47PM

    Wow- you have a bunch of fruit trees to take care of. What do you do with all of the fruit? Is it more than you can use? Fruit is so expensive at the "market"! I finally got a "good" watermelon at the store and so far haven't found a good cantaloupe (they don't have any flavor).
Hope you had a good week. emoticon

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When Insults Had Class II

Thursday, July 26, 2012

"He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them."
-- James Reston (about richard Nixon)

  
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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/26/2012 9:33PM

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INGMARIE 7/26/2012 11:34AM

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we do lack class these days, do we not.

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IDLETYME 7/26/2012 10:08AM

    Compared to today's language, that was classy!!! emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 7/26/2012 9:10AM

    That is classier than "Up your nose with a rubber hose" (Vinnie Barbarino)

Make it a great day!

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