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21 hours ago, BonTexasNY said:

Sign on my local Kroger's entrance door.  "Masks Required".  Store clerk was standing at the inside door I assumed to be sure it was enforced.  However, his mask was only covering his mouth, his nose exposed.  

 

Stopped into Sprouts and didn't notice a sign but everyone had on a mask.  I feel like we're taking one step ahead and two behind. 🙁

Many of the office staff in most of the offices of my doctors wear masks not covering their nose.One would think that they would know better.

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

No knowledge, but OH and IO seems a little abrupt on it's own.

 

OH...IO is also used as a greeting, often between people who don't know each other.  I was walking somewhere the other day with an Ohio State golf shirt on.   As I walked by a random stranger, he said "OH".  I was required by law to respond appropriately.

 

The stadium cheer is a little different.  The student section in the end zone start by yelling O and forming an O with their arms.  One sideline, moving counter-clockwise, yells H and puts both arms straight up, the opposite endzone section yells I with both arms straight up forming an I, and the final sideline section yells O with arms making an O.  That continues around in a circle until the fans tire of it.

 

One of the things I like about Ohio State games is the respect for the band.  The stadium is often full early to watch the band make their entrance, which ends with the script Ohio and the dotting of the "i".  It's a cool tradition and a tremendous honor to be selected to dot the i.  

 

They truly are TBDBITL.

 

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17 hours ago, Momof3gurlz said:

I just Googled this - looks interesting.  

I also just remembered a really great series we watched on on Netflix, “Queen of the South”.

About a woman who heads up a drug empire.

 

Right now we’re watching Boardwalk Empire. 

Queen of the South is one of my all time favorite shows as was Boardwalk Empire.

 

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5 hours ago, Keksie said:

Here the only place I have to wear a mask is the vet's office.  Everyone else has signs saying recommended but not mandatory.  Just took a trip to and from Texas to pick up my kitten and no place we stopped at required masks either.  

 

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Cute kitten.

Everyone had to wear a mask indoors on our ship this last week even in the theatre.

You could take your mask off while eating and drinking.

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20 hours ago, Sea Dog said:

 

Thanks Bob that's what I thought but wanted to make sure.

 

 

 

You figure someone could invent one that tastes good. Glad everything went fine.

 

 

 

 

I would die of hunger.

 

 

 

Winner!!!!

 

 

Graham I'm sure I missed it, but what ship are you on? Meal looks amazing.

P&O Iona.

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1 hour ago, grapau27 said:

Just arrived home after a Five and a half hour drive home from Southampton after a 7 night seacation cruise on P&O new ship Iona.

We had a fantastic time even though we visited no ports but sailed 1300 nautical miles.

I hope everyone is well.

Graham.

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Pictures of a beautiful ship and a lovely couple.  Amazing food.  Looks like you had a wonderful time.  

1 hour ago, Luckynana said:

I hear you!  I'm not looking forward to putting the heat on in the house.  We've always had baseboard heat in our other home.  We have forced air here.  Hate it.

 

As a kid, summer was officially over when my mom would change out our summer blankets for the heavy down comforters.  Very full and high.  I never understood how they were able to be folded and put away for the summer.  I loved how crisp and clean they smelled, how enveloped I was under them but it still left me feeling down that summer was finally over.  Living in NY, the seasons were well defined.

 

Maryann, I also hated when the heat had to be turned on.

 

Now back to TX.  Our temps are low 93 today, 91 tomorrow, 99 Monday and the rest of the week high 80s, low 90s.  Such is our usual Sept. weather.  I'm not complaining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, Luckynana said:

Yeah, on one of the pages of instructions, it said a Covid test was needed, unless you had been vaccinated in the past 14 days;  I called just to make sure test wasn't needed, and they verified that I was good to go.  Jim will need a Covid test next Friday, since his knee surgery will be on the following Monday.

Best wishes for Jim's Knee surgery.

 

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4 minutes ago, BonTexasNY said:

Pictures of a beautiful ship and a lovely couple.  Amazing food.  Looks like you had a wonderful time.  

 

As a kid, summer was officially over when my mom would change out our summer blankets for the heavy down comforters.  Very full and high.  I never understood how they were able to be folded and put away for the summer.  I loved how crisp and clean they smelled, how enveloped I was under them but it still left me feeling down that summer was finally over.  Living in NY, the seasons were well defined.

 

Maryann, I also hated when the heat had to be turned on.

 

Now back to TX.  Our temps are low 93 today, 91 tomorrow, 99 Monday and the rest of the week high 80s, low 90s.  Such is our usual Sept. weather.  I'm not complaining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Bonnie.

It was an amazing cruise and so relaxing.

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1 hour ago, grapau27 said:

Just arrived home after a Five and a half hour drive home from Southampton after a 7 night seacation cruise on P&O new ship Iona.

We had a fantastic time even though we visited no ports but sailed 1300 nautical miles.

I hope everyone is well.

Graham.

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Looks like you have lovely weather Graham,  not bad for mid Sept. As no ports was the capt able to follow the sun, maybe stay down south or did he have a predetermined route?

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13 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

Graham - Was the itinerary always without ports, or did you have port stops cancelled?  Either way, looks like you had a great time!

It was a seacation with no ports.

We have visited most of the Northern Europe and Mediterranean ports so staying on the ship for 7 days was a new experience for us and incredibly relaxing.

The ship was fantastic as was the weather.

We sailed through the Bay of Biscay and back up the Northern Spain and West coast of France and the captain kept us in High pressure areas at all times so the sea was very calm and it was sunny every day.

The average ship speed was 9 knots.

Graham.

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8 minutes ago, sgmn said:

Looks like you have lovely weather Graham,  not bad for mid Sept. As no ports was the capt able to follow the sun, maybe stay down south or did he have a predetermined route?

We sailed past the channel Islands and through the Bay of Biscay then back up the Northern west  Spain and West coast of France.

Average temperature was 22-25°C.

The captain used satellite information to keep us in High pressure areas.

Graham.

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40 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

OH...IO is also used as a greeting, often between people who don't know each other.  I was walking somewhere the other day with an Ohio State golf shirt on.   As I walked by a random stranger, he said "OH".  I was required by law to respond appropriately.

 

The stadium cheer is a little different.  The student section in the end zone start by yelling O and forming an O with their arms.  One sideline, moving counter-clockwise, yells H and puts both arms straight up, the opposite endzone section yells I with both arms straight up forming an I, and the final sideline section yells O with arms making an O.  That continues around in a circle until the fans tire of it.

 

One of the things I like about Ohio State games is the respect for the band.  The stadium is often full early to watch the band make their entrance, which ends with the script Ohio and the dotting of the "i".  It's a cool tradition and a tremendous honor to be selected to dot the i.  

 

They truly are TBDBITL.

 

WOW, Bob!  This is amazing!  I've never gone to a College Football game.  This band is more than impressive.  Thank you for sharing.  I truly enjoyed watching.

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40 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Cute kitten.

Everyone had to wear a mask indoors on our ship this last week even in the theatre.

You could take your mask off while eating and drinking.

It looked like you had a great time.  I don't think cruising will be something we want to do again for a long time.  

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18 hours ago, George C said:

Our very mellow kitty 

 

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A kitty doing what they do best, at least during the day.

 

18 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

An aircraft carrier that used to be in San Diego.

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Kitty & Connie

I knew the Connie was a Celebrity ship, but I didn’t know there was an aircraft carrier with the same name.

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