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About Tapetum

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  • Birthday 04/03/1969

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    Greater Louisville
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    Knitting, massage, singing, piano, flute, organ, karate, reading, writing...

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  1. Happy Saturday! Got the Kangaroo back safe and sound last night, with enough time to spare to make a concert I'd been hoping to make (organ and two trumpets where I know all the players). The concert was excellent, though the soprano (who was only singing for one song) was not quite up to the quality of the other players. Otoh, apparently she just got married 3 weeks ago, so she may have been a little short on practice time. This morning I got in practice for flute, organ and karate, while the Carnivorous Kangaroo hit the grocery store. Now we're loafing, though I should really round out the practice by hitting the piano, and then pay bills.
  2. That's a tough one. My cousin, a stay-at-home mom with three kids of around that age, the youngest with a serious disability, found out she was getting a divorce when her husband hit national news in the Craigslist prostitution ring bust. Followed by him clearing out the family accounts (including the trust fund for their disabled daughter) and fleeing the country. She didn't end up having to move back home, but she did need help from her parents for quite a while. She eventually got a good home business going as a medical coder, but it was very hard on her and her kids - especially the oldest, who was closest to his father and took his betrayal the most personally.
  3. I'm certainly enjoying the blessedly quiet evenings in the meantime. The bike itself was bad enough; the neighbor's tendency to blast country music while working on said bike was enough to drive one mad.
  4. I started blonde, then turned briefly red, and then darkened to what my friends called "hair-colored hair", a near even mix of brown, blonde and red. Depending on lighting it could appear to be any of those colors. Add in the color-changing hazel eyes, and I spent a portion of my life with three picture IDs (2 school, 1 DL), which listed me as blonde/blue, red/green, and brown/brown respectively. I kept waiting for silver - my mother was fully silver by forty - but all that happened was that I got a little darker. Now at 50, I'm just starting to get a noticeable amount of silver in proper executive placement.
  5. Don't knock the origami flowers! I've seen some of those suckers last 2 decades or more!
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    Welcome, new forum friends!

    Hi rubegon! I was up on stage for Bohemian Rhapsody! I remember the air guitar!
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Scar tissue is tricky stuff. It can grow in some very weird and unpredictable ways, basically gluing things together as it goes. I had a class on managing scar tissue with massage last year, and it was like being firehosed with information. I have had 2 c-sections, one emergency and one planned, plus some extra bonus surgery about 3 hours after the second one, and evidence points to me having a decent amount of scar tissue hanging around in my pelvis. Probably helped along by not being able to observe the 10 lb carry limit, due to having newborns that weighed 9 lbs 12 oz straight from the womb. My ob just kind of sighed and told me to do the best that I could. The first organ playing Sunday has been survived in good order. The next challenge is surviving the second Sunday when I'm out of town for fully half of what should be my practice days.
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    Getting to Know You -- Sept 2019

    Our local breakfast eatery had a special recently that involved blueberries, cream cheese and a lemon drizzle. Was delish.
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    Getting to Know You -- Sept 2019

    I'd like to be able to keep on tasks that need doing, but run a little boring (read housework). I concentrate just fine on stuff I'm intrinsically interested in, not so much the stuff I "ought" to do.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I also ate at the restaurant a bunch of times, barely saw breakfast, and never touched the food truck, and am having no issues. Not definitive by any means, but another data point.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Yep! Once you're in hospital custody, they might be liable if you fall, so they generally wheel you around, whether you need it or not. Five-inch years ago when they first found Kangaroorex's tumor, this led to a comical day, where the hospital insisted on wheeling then perfectly able-bodied him from bone-scan to MRI to blood work, while I, who had broken my foot the night before, and wasn't allowed to put weight on it, chased after on crutches.
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    Getting to Know You -- Sept 2019

    Since I don't paint, I've never taught that. I have taught self-defense and karate, massage, and knitting to various people over the years, however.
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    Getting to Know You -- Sept 2019

    This month I shall be burying myself in organ music. I last played a church service in 2007 (and have only ever played 2 in total). This month, due to the unexpected departure of our organist, and the inability of his replacement to start until the end of September, I am playing three services in one month. Pray for me!
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    Welcome, new forum friends!

    I'm not exactly new either, since I joined the forum in 2015. However, I'm newly committing to exceeding my prior posting average of one a year!