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I don't have a nifty banner to upload, but someone mentioned that I should post that this is Friends Only since it looks like I never post. So there ya go - comment if you want to be added.
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My mom had forwarded this to me - Machias is my parents hometown.

If you folks would cast your vote for the DownEast Community Hospital in Machias, Maine once a day they might win a free MRI. They are in 6th place tonight.

Go to www.winanmri.com and scroll down to the botton part where you will find them, Blue Box, thanks and let's see if Washington County can get something going for them.

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Okay, in "They Keep Killing Suzie" at the end there's that weird scene about the stopwatch.  

What in the world are they going to do with it?   If it's an innuendo for something it totally escaped me!  

Completely love this show though.  They need to hurry up and make season 2!!!

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Rats and cats work to sniff out mines:


BOGOTA, Colombia - Who says Tom and Jerry can't be friends? For the past year, a special Colombian police unit has been locking rats in cages with cats as part of a project to train the rodents to sniff out the more than 100,000 landmines planted mostly by leftist rebels across this conflict-wracked Andean country.

Bringing the rats face to face with an enemy allows them to stay more focused once they are released, veterinarian Luisa Mendez, who's been working with the animals for two years, told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

"Here the cats play with the rats instead of attacking them," Mendez said. "The cats wear shields on their nails so they can't cause any injuries and as a result the rats feel comfortable playing around them."

The rodents are taught to freeze in front of mines, but had difficulty staying put for fear of being attacked by predators.

Col. Javier Cifuentes, who oversees the project, said the rats' success rate in mine detection is 96 percent. Unlike dogs, the rats weigh a lot less and therefore don't trigger explosions.

Colombia is home to the world's largest number of land mine victims. Last year, there were 1,108 victims, or about one every eight hours, the government says. Nearly a quarter of the victims die from their injuries.

The nation's rat project was recognized last month as one of the five most innovative projects at a conference of behavior psychologists in Mexico, and its initial findings will soon be presented at a similar conference in Argentina.
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Normally I wouldnt post these, but it's been a loooong day and it made me LOL

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"Have an important e-mail message to send but don't want to be alive when the person receives it? Then this is for you.

A professor at Baylor University, in Houston, has started an Internet service that allows users to send e-mail messages from beyond the grave. For $19.95 per year, according to United Press International, a customer can reserve e-mail messages to be delivered only after his or her time has passed.

Some people plan to send important stuff, such as computer passwords or locations of safety-deposit- box keys. Others may prepare that final farewell, so it will arrive in the in boxes of loved ones days
after the sender's death.

The service, called Deathswitch, works by automatically sending a message to the customer, usually every two weeks, just checking to see if that person is still alive. If no answer is received, the service goes into "worry mode" and starts pestering the person some more. Eventually the customer is declared dead, and the e-mails announcing such are sent.

To prevent a premature declaration of one's demise, users can choose a vacation mode if they plan to be away from the Internet for an extended period of time." —Dan Carnevale
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I was forwarded this from my writing group. It's bad enough to get a bad review - but to get one on something not even written???? sheesh.

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Finally! The Blue Man Group will be touring in this area next year. I've heard good things about the show and have always wanted to see it. Anyone seen it?? Is it worth it???

Still bummed we missed Spamalot while it was in town so that needs to get back here already! But I'm looking forward to Wicked and on a much smaller scale the King Tut exhibit in PA.

I can't believe it's almost Christmas and I'm in short sleeves today. The whole holiday season this year has been a bit of a bummer, but hopefully things will perk up. I've completed all of my shopping and now I just need to wrap.

Also - I know I dont post much but I think after this I'll be changing it to friends only. So if anyone browses and would like to be added just let me know!

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I managed to get an assignment, a huge paper and a final exam done yesterday. Whew. Only one paper left and this semester is over! Waiting for the final exam to be posted was stressing me out - she was half an hour late! The only good thing was that it gave me time to string more popcorn. : )

If I can get this other paper done today I can finally turn back to finalizing my short murder mystery. I'm submitting it for consideration to the Sisters in Crime for publishing - so wish me luck! : )

Another excellent dream last night. I dont usually have vivid dreams so whatevers causing them recently is fine with me. : D

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Anyone interested in a couple of de Lint books? I have doubles of Spirits in the Wire (Hardback, like new) and Forest of the Heart (large trade paperback with some shelf wear on the cover)

hard part is finding a way to get them to whoever! Happy to meet up or hold onto them if anyones interested but has to wait a few weeks. I hate to see them go to waste and the used book store wont take anything but regular paperbacks. : /

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