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Old 09-17-2013, 12:22 AM   #13411
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Just got home from a niece's wedding in Joisey. A very long 4 days full of food, family, and lots of driving! I'm beat. Back to work tomorrow.
This is very nice, Dawgluver! Where is Joisey? Is it far from you?

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Old 09-17-2013, 07:41 AM   #13412
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This is very nice, Dawgluver! Where is Joisey? Is it far from you?

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Joisey is New Jersey written in the accent that many people who live there have, and they often speak of it using a nickname that drops the New.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:03 AM   #13413
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Just turned the heat on. Well, actually about thirty minutes ago, before I took a shower. It's only 42 outside and the house needed the chill taken off the air... although the furnace has kicked on 3-4 times already and it's only set to 70.
Fall may just be here. Plus a couple days ago I noticed that I haven't seen a robin in at least a couple weeks. Brrr.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:07 AM   #13414
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Just turned the heat on. Well, actually about thirty minutes ago, before I took a shower. It's only 42 outside and the house needed the chill taken off the air... although the furnace has kicked on 3-4 times already and it's only set to 70.
Fall may just be here. Plus a couple days ago I noticed that I haven't seen a robin in at least a couple weeks. Brrr.
The apartment complex where I live turned the heat on yesterday so it should warm up outside!

We had geese flying over yesterday and it made me wonder why some geese fly south and some hang out all winter.

Not much color yet, only a few swamp maples!
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #13415
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I just recently heard that geese will not fly south if they have an open water source. I don't know how they know that the water source they used last winter won't freeze this winter... but maybe that's why only some of them stay.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:31 AM   #13416
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I just recently heard that geese will not fly south if they have an open water source. I don't know how they know that the water source they used last winter won't freeze this winter... but maybe that's why only some of them stay.
They also stay the winter in places where people feed them enough.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:39 AM   #13417
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They also stay the winter in places where people feed them enough.
Is this the behavior of all Canadians...if I feed you enough, you'll stay the winter?!?
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:30 AM   #13418
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I just recently heard that geese will not fly south if they have an open water source. I don't know how they know that the water source they used last winter won't freeze this winter... but maybe that's why only some of them stay.
That's a very interesting question. Beavers build much thicker dens in years of little snow fall (snow helps insulate). Old timers used to know a lot of that kind of thing. I would love to hear the science on these phenomena. What are the geese, beavers, etc. detecting? We have found out that birds know which way is north because they have magnetoception, a magnetic sense.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:56 AM   #13419
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Trying to shop K-Cups with SO and she just went to take a shower.

Has anyone tried Green Mountain Dark Magic?
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:59 AM   #13420
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I have, Andy. I didn't like it. I wish I could remember why, as maybe you would.
So far I'm just regular donut shop brand guy. The dark magic didn't appeal to me.
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