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  2. No Stars In My Eyes

    RIP Tommy DeVito, 92, of the Four Season, died 9/22

    Gosh, I saw The Four Seasons at a supper club in Framingham, Mass...in maybe, ? 1972...! When I was working on the Spinal Cord Unit on White-9, at MGH, in "Bawsten" Mass.,the Activities Director took 6 wheelchair patients ( 3 quads and 3 para's) and 3-4 nurses on an outing one night, and it was so much fun! The Four Seasons group, naturally, was excellent and put on a very good show, good at stage patter and tete'te's between each other in the group, and with members of the audience. I hadn't thought about that in a long time. R.I.P. Tony DeVito
  3. No Stars In My Eyes

    Wednesday September 23, 2020

    amoLu, Yah, nah, there are no benches** there anymore, so it'll have to be a wall-plaque with the family name, or maybe a Coat of Arms ? There's already a pharmacy here-abouts with our last name, but it is further away and less convenient than The Frequently Visited WhoopdeedooMart Bar and Pill Shoppe. (Where everybody knows your na-a-ame, and they're always glad you ca-a-ame~~~) **Because ya can't sit six feet apart on a 4 & 1/2 foot bench!
  4. One of the founding group members of the fabulous doo-wop group, Four Seasons, died of Covid19 in Nevada. He was being hospitalized. The Four Seasons, one of the premier 1960s doo-wop groups, rank right up there with Johnny Maistro and the Crests. I grew up cutting my teeth on these groups! The Four Seasons story was presented in the Broadway show, Jersey Boys. I read where a character in the movie, Goodfellas, was named for him by actor friend, Joe Pesci. May he RIP.
  5. amoLucia

    Wednesday September 23, 2020

    stars - ooo, ooo! Another drug store visit!!! You know the stores that used to have a few seats or benches in the pharm waiting area? Does your's have a special memorialized plaque for you!?!?! ;)) Am waiting for my new crock pot from Amazon to come tomorrow. Made my fruity coleslaw this afternoon. Added just a wee bit too much apple cider vinegar! Little tart! Tweety & bc - the dishes sound so good.
  6. herring_RN

    Breonna Taylor

    Here is a copy of the warrant. On the last page it states, "Affiant is requesting a No-Knock entry to the premises due to the nature of how these drug traffickers operate. These drug traffickers have a history of attempting to destroy evidence, have cameras on the location that compromise Detectives once an approach to the dwelling is made, and a have history of fleeing from law enforcement." https://reason.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Breonna-Taylor-search-warrants.pdf There were no cameras, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth or other illegal items in her home.
  7. herring_RN

    Breonna Taylor

    Here is a copy of the warrant. On the last page it states, "Affiant is requesting a No-Knock entry to the premises due to the nature of how these drug traffickers operate. These drug traffickers have a history of attempting to destroy evidence, have cameras on the location that compromise Detectives once an approach to the dwelling is made, and a have history of fleeing from law enforcement." https://reason.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Breonna-Taylor-search-warrants.pdf There were no cameras, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth or other illegal items in her home.
  8. herring_RN

    Breonna Taylor

    Fact check: Louisville Police had a 'no-knock' warrant for Breonna Taylor’s apartment ... We rate the claim that officers did not have a warrant to enter Taylor's apartment as FALSE because it is not supported by our research. Louisville police had a “no-knock” warrant to enter Taylor’s apartment. No-knock warrants have now been banned in Louisville.... Our fact-check sources: Legal Information Institute, Wex Legal Dictionary, No-Knock Warrant ABC News, "Timeline: Inside the investigation of Breonna Taylor's killing and its aftermath" Louisville Courier Journal, "Breonna Taylor attorneys: LMPD supplied 'false information' on 'no-knock' warrant" Louisville Courier Journal, "SWAT didn't serve the 'no-knock' warrant in the Breonna Taylor shooting. That could change" WDRB News, "Louisville postal inspector: No ‘packages of interest’ at slain EMT Breonna Taylor’s home" Louisville Courier Journal, "Louisville detective who obtained no-knock search warrant for Breonna Taylor reassigned" Louisville Courier Journal, "What we know about Breonna Taylor's boyfriend and why charges against him were dropped" Louisville, Courier Journal, "Louisville police release the Breonna Taylor incident report. It's virtually blank" Reason, "Was the Search Warrant for the Drug Raid That Killed Breonna Taylor Illegal?" Louisville Courier Journal, "Who are the 3 Louisville officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting? What we know" Louisville Courier Journal, "Officer Brett Hankison being fired from Louisville police after Breonna Taylor shooting" Louisville Courier Journal, "Louisville Metro Council votes to ban no-knock warrants in honor of Breonna Taylor" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/06/30/fact-check-police-had-no-knock-warrant-breonna-taylor-apartment/3235029001/
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  10. herring_RN

    Wednesday September 23, 2020

    Tweety & Dianah, THANK YOU!
  11. herring_RN

    Wednesday September 23, 2020

    Tweety & Dianah, THANK YOU!
  12. BCgradnurse

    Wednesday September 23, 2020

    Happy Birthday Herring! I hope you enjoyed your day! We had a gorgeous day here too, with temps in the mid 70s. The leaves are just starting to change. We've been in a drought since last year, so I think the colors may be a little dull, as everything is so dry. I just had a delicious pizza for dinner. Thin crust, with carmelized onions, mushrooms, and artichoke hearts. I like it well done with burnt edges. I ate half of a small size and will have the rest for lunch tomorrow. I am also a supporter of unions. I've been a member of several at different jobs. Joe-Hope you and J have a nice dinner tonight. Tweety-IT stuff can be so frustrating! Your lunch wrap sounds delicious, if you take out the olives, lol. I love Za'atar and use it often. J22-I'm with you on the yuckiness. I wish we were getting a little rain here. How's your arm feeling? Hi Amo, Ted, Dianah, and everyone else who passes by. Take care.
  13. Tweety

    Wednesday September 23, 2020

    Having a very nice homemade za'atar spiced and sun-dried hummus wrap for lunch that I made. It's so good with some fresh spinach, red peppers and kalamata olives. They were able to get my password changed to one that I wanted but my account is locked. They said I'm the second one this happened to and it's an IT problem, so someone from their corporate IT office will hopefully fix it. I have until the 1st to get it resolved. We don't have a union. They aren't that popular because the huge not-for-profit chain is good to their people and they love working there and are top in area pay for RNs. The one hospital that is an HCA hospital that has a union was so bad that after five years in they had a vote whether to drop them. Apparently the ICU nurses swayed the vote and the union remains. But 10 years of having a union the nurses went on strike over ratios. Seems to me the Union really didn't help much if after 10 years they need to go on strike. I do believe in Unions though.
  14. Tweety

    Wednesday September 23, 2020

    Happy birthday Herring!!! Have a great day!
  15. Tweety

    Wednesday September 23, 2020

    Good morning. Beautiful day today. Got in a 7 mile walk this morning. It's currently 81 and will only be in the mid 80's. It can stay like this all year and I wouldn't miss the "seasons". Need to go into work and have the people from the new owners help me set up my email as they are on site today. It's easier than making an appointment remotely because I have to get out anyway. As I was setting it up I hit one of those automatic passwords by mistake and don't know what it is. DOH Have a hot yoga class scheduled and need to do some meal prep. Working tomorrow.
  16. Joe NightingMale

    Wednesday September 23, 2020

    Morning Was a good day at work yesterday, not too busy but productive. Was wondering if I'd hit productivity numbers with being off 2 Mondays but I should be OK After work did some embroidery and some exercise. Ordered some more books Today have dinner with J at our usual place after work. Will also do the grocery shopping afterwards Weather will be fairly consistent for the next couple days, high near 80 and lows around 60
  17. amoLucia

    What do you INTENSELY DISLIKE?

    Bought a rotisserie chicken breast the other day from my grocery home shopping service. Sooooo dryyyyy! I've bought them before - no problem. But this one ....... Intensely disappointed! Had to grind it up for chicken salad.
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  19. nursej22

    Tuesday September 22 2020

    Hullo, it seems to be a pleasant day today. I need to make a couple of home visits today, so will be nice to escape my dingy little office. My co-workers that used to occupy the office across the hall from mine used to leave the door open and I could glimpse outside, but the new occupants keep the door shut, mostly because they are making calls to people in quarantine. Our county had a significant jump in covid cases, many related to an outbreak in a small nursing home. Bah, I am so sick of this. One of my tasks today it to try and get meds covered for a TB patient after the Crazy One neglected to get his Medicare Drug coverage info before she ordered drugs. Tweety, it seems like the transition has been well planned, at least for now. Enjoy your dinner. Joe, I had a bird sighting this morning on my dog walk. I heard an unusual screech and looking up I spotted a pileated woodpecker high in birch tree. They really are quite striking. My eye sight is so poor that most birds I spot have to be really close like hummers or really big, like eagles or herons. Hope everyone has a decent day.
  20. Ted

    Tuesday September 22 2020

    Good Afternoon - It's another lovely day, outside. The temperature is in the mid-60s, sunny, with little to no humidity. Officially, tomorrow is the first day of the Fall Season. These past couple of days could easily have been considered Fall. It's been fall-like weather, for sure. Been up getting ready to burn LOTS of DVDs and USB Thumb Drives of the dance recital. It's such a slow process, especially burning the DVDs. Considering that I got paid $200 less than what I normally get paid for these video projects (and my usual price is already too low), I'm making less than $1.00/HR with this project. (I even pay for the media. . . the DVDs and USB Thumb Drives!) But, "It's a Labor of Love.". . . I keep telling my self. I'm working tonight. Off tomorrow night. Working Thursday night. THEN - (Drum Rolls, Please!) - It's Vacation Time! Yes! (But who's counting the days?!?!? 😛 ). Amy and I already have Saturday planned for a nice hike somewhere. Gotta get all of the hiking in before Amy's foot surgery (on October 2nd). The contractor guy is working on our back porch. It seems to be about 2/3's finished. It'll be nice to have it completely done. . . hopefully before October 2nd so that we can enjoy the new screened back porch together. In the meanwhile, there's the sounds of banging hammers and buzzing of electric saws. It does not help the afternoon sleep before work. (Ugh!) Nothing much else going on. Hope all have a nice day, today. 🙂 Ted
  21. Romney just caved. We are getting a new SCOTUS member in record time, no doubt about it. The hypocrisy is stunning. Next up getting the SCOTUS to do away with the Affordable Care Act. https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/us-election-news-09-22-2020/h_fa4ae74a6ddf3a8ab7e8c6eb4cec64da
  22. Tweety

    Tuesday September 22 2020

    Good morning! It's "cool" here at 79 and lower humidity and it's going to be a nice springtime day. Had a good virtual 2 hour orientation with the new owners of the hospital I work at. They seem to have similar benefits, but will pay out more to the retirement funds than the current company. Also anyone with over 240 PTO hours will have what they have above that paid in cash and start out at 240 hours. I currently have about 280. I'm planning on using some in November to take two weeks off around Thanksgiving. No travel plans yet, but pondering. Meeting a friend I haven't seen since March for dinner later. We're going to the Filipino restaurant and I'm going to try their vegan noodle dish. There's a bakery next door and might splurge. My weight showed an even lower number yesterday but I'm sure it's relatively stable. Don't really want to lose anymore weight. Isn't it ironic now the struggle is to not lose more weight? LOL
  23. I think right now there are only 2 Senators and perhaps Romney, but they need four. Apparently finding one more to break rank isn't likely. This is painful. The new "lock her up" is now "fill that seat!" Which dashes my hope in the voters sense of fairness. Whatever upsets liberals is what they are going to do, especially when following the leader whom they know liberals despise. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-rally-crowd-chants-fill-that-seat-as-supreme-court-choice-looms?fbclid=IwAR2BACdabrcvuq6rLRxAwCILkCcXad5tyhCw8Gz10VpE6kKy7BbpFsdX928
  24. Joe NightingMale

    Tuesday September 22 2020

    Morning Autumnal equinox starts today Was a fairly nice day yesterday. Got out to do some birdwatching, did some cooking and exercised. Today it's back to work, hopefully things wont' be too crazy. Shouldn't be, was only off 1 day. Am glad I'm not anxious about the work day After work should be fairly ordinary, the usual exercise and crafting Will need to get some more books from the library. It takes me weeks to get through a book but I usually read several at once Quite cool this morning but will get up to 80 by the afternoon. Will be that same pattern during the rest of this week, no rain expected except maybe during the weekend
  25. dianah

    Monday September 21 2020

    Hello all. Busy busy day at work, spent it fielding calls and putting out fires. Didn't even get to any of our spreadsheet. Then an issue came up right as it was time to leave, and I spent 1.5hr working on it! Ah, but I'm home now. Tired. Didn't sleep well last night. Hope I sleep well tonight. Not much more new. Thanks for your updates.
  26. nursej22

    Monday September 21 2020

    Yeah, well, the smoke was kinda weird, in that it didn't seem smoky, just sorta foggy. It didn't smell or taste bad as it has in previous years. But it definitely made exercise more difficult. But getting outside and moving is my stress relief, so I rationalized that for the safety of others, I needed to move. Pacer site still aches/burns, but apparently that is as good as its going to get. It seems to speed up better when I bike so I don't get so short of breath. Now I do q 6 month remote checks, alternate with q 6 month in office checks. The less I have to deal with that office, the better.
  27. Some of them, especially McConnell will show their true colors. Sad thing is they don't care a bit about being hypocrites. They want that power. McConnell in particular had made judge appointments a priority in his tenure and he's at the top of his game. At first I thought the American people whom are republicans, whom generally have a sense of fairness and what is right, would not agree with him that there is now a different set of rules now that republicans are in power as opposed to when Obama was President. That was blown to bits as I saw people care more about upsetting liberals than fairness. Coming from a populace that doesn't care that the President is a chronic liar this shouldn't surprise me that they don't care. Really while it won't do any good, all the Democrats have to do is quote Republicans. 2016, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): “It has been 80 years since a Supreme Court vacancy was nominated and confirmed in an election year. There is a long tradition that you don’t do this in an election year.” 2018, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.): “If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term, and the primary process has started, we’ll wait to the next election.” 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): “I don’t think we should be moving on a nominee in the last year of this president’s term - I would say that if it was a Republican president.” 2016, Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.): “The very balance of our nation’s highest court is in serious jeopardy. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will do everything in my power to encourage the president and Senate leadership not to start this process until we hear from the American people.” 2016, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa): “A lifetime appointment that could dramatically impact individual freedoms and change the direction of the court for at least a generation is too important to get bogged down in politics. The American people shouldn’t be denied a voice.” 2016, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.): “The campaign is already under way. It is essential to the institution of the Senate and to the very health of our republic to not launch our nation into a partisan, divisive confirmation battle during the very same time the American people are casting their ballots to elect our next president.” 2016, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.): “In this election year, the American people will have an opportunity to have their say in the future direction of our country. For this reason, I believe the vacancy left open by Justice Antonin Scalia should not be filled until there is a new president.” 2016, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.): “The Senate should not confirm a new Supreme Court justice until we have a new president.” 2016, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Col.): “I think we’re too close to the election. The president who is elected in November should be the one who makes this decision.” 2016, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio): “I believe the best thing for the country is to trust the American people to weigh in on who should make a lifetime appointment that could reshape the Supreme Court for generations. This wouldn’t be unusual. It is common practice for the Senate to stop acting on lifetime appointments during the last year of a presidential term, and it’s been nearly 80 years since any president was permitted to immediately fill a vacancy that arose in a presidential election year.” 2016, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.): “I strongly agree that the American people should decide the future direction of the Supreme Court by their votes for president and the majority party in the U.S. Senate.”
  28. nursej22

    Monday September 21 2020

    Hi. Condolences, Dianah about your kitty. It doesn't get any easier to lose our faithful companions. Tweety that sounds just miserable to have no tech and no secretary. Yes, do take your holidays, you have definitely earned them. Best wishes for Slo-Bro's eye. Birdwatching, biking and baking sounds like a lovely combo. I made cinnamon rolls on Saturday which turned out okay. Dd stopped by yesterday so I sent half of the rolls home with her. Yesterday turned out pleasant and the temp got up to 70. I worked some more in my garden. Back to work for 2 1/2 days, sigh. BC, I seem to forget appointments more than I used to. But for me maybe that's a good thing, because I used to obsess about being late. One has to find a balance, right? New windows should help your home a lot. Stars, that is scary about D-I-L. Glad she didn't have to be admitted. Ted, that lawn won't mow itself! I tell myself this sort of thing all the time. It makes me smile to imagine if the laundry or the mowing or the cooking did itself, lol. Amo, did you find a new crockpot? Hi herring, did your smoke clear away? Time to get dressed, later
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