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Old 08-01-2016, 02:57 PM   #25941
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We never wanted to pick up horned toads, because we thought it hurt the horned toad to squirt the blood. I still don't know if it does or doesn't.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:39 PM   #25942
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We never wanted to pick up horned toads, because we thought it hurt the horned toad to squirt the blood. I still don't know if it does or doesn't.
Hi taxy....in decades of desert dwelling, I've never seen or heard of them using that defense mechanism with a human. Maybe they don't see humans as predators that want to eat them. Dunno...
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:43 PM   #25943
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I seem to recall reading many eons ago, that it's actually not blood they squirt, but some other red colored fluid. Still a cool super-power though.
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It's blood, but has a toxin in it. Short video.

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Old 08-01-2016, 04:27 PM   #25945
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Hi taxy....in decades of desert dwelling, I've never seen or heard of them using that defense mechanism with a human. Maybe they don't see humans as predators that want to eat them. Dunno...
Well, we were kids. What did we know. It was probably some squeamish adult who didn't want us touching them and knew the way to convince us. I'm pretty sure that I or one of the other kids would have replied that the blood squirting thing was nifty.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:33 PM   #25946
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Probably, Taxy!

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Fixin' to spend a little time chopping salad veggies. I just looked through my fridge veggie bins and have several tri colored peppers, a couple of cukes, red onion, carrots, celery, radishes....all kinds of stuff I use for salads. I love salads and have been having them so much lately, but chopping everything at the last minute is becoming tedious. I want to grab handfuls of already prepped veggies for the next couple of days. Cukes will go in a separate container since they are the most watery.

I'm going to make croutons, too - found several slices of sourdough in the freezer that I was saving just for that purpose. YUM
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:46 PM   #25947
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Probably, Taxy!

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Fixin' to spend a little time chopping salad veggies. I just looked through my fridge veggie bins and have several tri colored peppers, a couple of cukes, red onion, carrots, celery, radishes....all kinds of stuff I use for salads. I love salads and have been having them so much lately, but chopping everything at the last minute is becoming tedious. I want to grab handfuls of already prepped veggies for the next couple of days. Cukes will go in a separate container since they are the most watery.

I'm going to make croutons, too - found several slices of sourdough in the freezer that I was saving just for that purpose. YUM
Sounds like you just solved your problem. Keep all of those foods in separate zippy bags and clip them all together. Then just grab them all at the same time. That way you won't leave one of the zippy bags behind.

Oh how I wish I could eat salads. Can't digest raw roughage. And a cooked salad just sounds totally yucky!
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:49 PM   #25948
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Sounds like you just solved your problem. Keep all of those foods in separate zippy bags and clip them all together. Then just grab them all at the same time. That way you won't leave one of the zippy bags behind.

Oh how I wish I could eat salads. Can't digest raw roughage. And a cooked salad just sounds totally yucky!
A friend of mine calls ratatouille "cooked salad".
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:03 PM   #25949
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Chilling Time!

Just finished cleaning the carpets. House is all clean.
Placed a txt dinner order to my son.Hope he hasn't put me on ignore yet.
I really want some Garlic Fries and a burger for dinner. Gilroy Garlic Festival is this weekend.

So now I can sit, relax and practice my weaving. Hubby surprised me with this.

https://www.amazon.com/Schacht-Flip-...acht+flip+loom

He also got the stand that comes with it. Plus another smaller loom that's for traveling, since we've been doing so much of that lately.

It's a great loom. Having fun learning how to use it.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:57 PM   #25950
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Munky, do you have the 15" loom, or the 25" one? Our artsy niece had found a huge used loom years ago. It must have been wide enough to weave a tablecloth! I'm guessing she no longer has it since her home is way smaller that her parents' old house.

Cheryl, that was a verrrry interesting video.

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...not blood they squirt, but some other red colored fluid. Still a cool super-power though.
Why couldn't I do that when our kids were small???
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