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    Vivity8/7/2007 Thread Starter

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    2 February 2017 at 2:19 pm
    2 February 2017 at 2:19 pm

      

    …………………………………..Something comes into your mind? share it, as everyone is different so all topics have followers 🙂 Happy thoughts, sad thoughts or just reflective thoughts – let’s enjoy chatting without agro or nastiness. Who knows what we might learn from each other……………………………………:) 

    (A combination of Lets Chat and Today in memory of Gerry, Geomac and Seth.) 

    Please keep it general so all can be included not about subjects that can aggravate like Politics or Religion. 

    Today’s Date Sunday 7th May 2017   

    Many thanks to RnR and Toot for making this into such an interesting topic on past events for us all to learn so much. 

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  • Anonymous

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    2 February 2017 at 3:52 pm
    2 February 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks Phyl and Sandi thank you for the pic and info. I’d never actually seen a groundhog before.

    NOW …

    🙁 What I want to know is which of our loveable Aussie wildlife creatures is responsible for this!! Prognosticators!!

    Temperature records will be shattered in February for southern Queensland, the Bureau of Meteorology has said.

    My bet is the little black ants, they’ve deserted my place for the first time in 10 years.

  • Ny19

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    2 February 2017 at 3:57 pm
    2 February 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Interesting Sandi and RnR. How did those little critters get connected to the saying “Groundhogs Day” which means going around and around in the same circle?

  • Sandi (SA)

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    2 February 2017 at 4:05 pm
    2 February 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Do you think we could have a holiday in their honour RnR  ??

    Animals always have an instinct over things.  Dogs always know when there’s going to be thunder and lightening long before we humans do and birds disappear as well.

    I think they are better predictors than our present day weathermen.

  • Anonymous

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    2 February 2017 at 4:10 pm
    2 February 2017 at 4:10 pm

    From the movie I think Robi.

    Based on the creative idea … an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day_%28film%29

    A great concept IMO and I always equate Groundhog Day with repetition, rather than its traditional associations.

  • Ny19

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    2 February 2017 at 4:19 pm
    2 February 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks RnR, I really enjoyed that movie but never knew that the saying originated with it. Always thought the saying came first. Not many movies create a whole new saying in such popular use, in fact I can’t think of any.

  • Anonymous

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    2 February 2017 at 4:22 pm
    2 February 2017 at 4:22 pm

    🙂 Sandi. I would like to declare February 2 “Aussie Ant Day” in honour of those gone by (this topic), meteorological predictive excellence extraordinaire, strategic invasion techniques that make Sun Tzu look like an amateur and plain bloody irritation techniques that put midges to shame. 

  • Sandi (SA)

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    2 February 2017 at 4:28 pm
    2 February 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Groundhogs are also called woodchucks (Canada)  and whistlepigs.

    Up North they say “a bunch of woodchucks live there” meaning

    North country white trash. Origin: alcoholics who planned to build their own homes but never got past the basement where they live out the rest of their lives.

    My aren’t we learning a lot today.

    Apparently Canada celebrates as well.

  • Sandi (SA)

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    2 February 2017 at 4:32 pm
    2 February 2017 at 4:32 pm

    As long as they stay away for you.  You can celebrate and have a day off every year.

    Unfortunately I can’t do that as I have every day off – like Groundhogs every day the same.

  • Ny19

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    2 February 2017 at 3:53 pm
    2 February 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Hmmm I’m sceptical too Phyl. Let us know how they turn out.

  • Phyl.

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    2 February 2017 at 4:15 pm
    2 February 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I am amazed as the Bics. are quite eatable and oh SO good for us.

    I put a bit of marmalade on a couple for Peter and I and quite morish.

    I am going to make a second few, using raw oat muesli and a large ripe banana.

    Good to help lower cholesterol?

    btw I made them in the ‘Air Fryer’ SO easy.

  • Sandi (SA)

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    2 February 2017 at 4:33 pm
    2 February 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Bananas, eaten in moderation, will more likely help than harm your cholesterol levels. They provide a good source of dietary fiber, which can help reduce your low-density lipoprotein – LDL or “bad” cholesterol. The potassium in bananas can also help lower your blood pressure, which may, in turn, lower your cholesterol.

  • Ny19

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    2 February 2017 at 4:39 pm
    2 February 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Hmmm I’m still sceptical Phyl – “quite eatable” is not the same thing as “beautiful”, “yummy”, “delicious”.

  • Ny19

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    2 February 2017 at 4:03 pm
    2 February 2017 at 4:03 pm

    The Mundine thread was removed too. Also Barak’s latest thread on Trump. I was trying to post a comment on it but it wouldn’t go. Was Mussitate banned too?

  • Ny19

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    2 February 2017 at 4:10 pm
    2 February 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I just found my own answer – yes he was.

  • Sandi (SA)

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    2 February 2017 at 4:41 pm
    2 February 2017 at 4:41 pm

    That’s nearly all the men gone in one fell swoop.Yes I realised after I posted that Mussi was gone too Robi.

    The whole thing just disappeared.  I thought my computer had gone for a few seconds.

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