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Old 09-11-2018, 04:01 AM
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Tuesday night...quiet day..organizing my little art space (s) for homework in the next 2w....me taking some of the rough patches out of my 'skills'.
One area for drawing -white objects under a direct, white spot light- lounge room floor, one for painting ('the colour circle and 4 still life's over these 2w) in the studio and sculpture (kitchen sink)- clay..very messy.
Also have to go to some more mainstream galleries- instead of just weird little ones I seem to find in the hills....
Was shoveling lots of Manitoba clay mud last night, you could make bricks from that stuff.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:08 AM
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I guess it's a little different when you live close by.

Off to work.
Good day to all.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:29 AM
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Do you live close by, Lunar?

Your tarantula is absolutely amazing! What does he eat and how often?

PJ, thank you for bringing us all along into your art world! It is fascinating to hear how you're adapting your apartment!
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:41 AM
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Thanks Gilmer! I'm not practising any religion but I'm Jewish by heritage so I do still care a little bit about it although I grew up with Christian inspired traditions like a Christmas tree and -dinner and Easter eggs.

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I think I just accidentally killed a spider and feel pretty bad about it. I like them very much. I was moving around some boxes and I squished some of its legs. They have so many so I hoped it would still make it and put in on my window sill cause there are often dead flies and it wouldn't have to move much to find food. But since I put it there, it hasn't moved the tiniest bit and looks all curled up with it's legs... I'm sorry little spider.
We're always looking for new recruits on the Buddhist team, sounds like you've got the right stuff for it!

Tbh I don't consider myself a full-fledged Buddhist at this point, but I'm finding their ideas to be very useful and worthy of more attention. I'm even meditating 2 hours a day! But I'm still killing a roach on sight as of right now.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:59 AM
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Is it ok to kill mosquitoes ?
I'm a mosquitoe serail killer.
You have to be to live in the south of France
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:09 AM
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Absolutely. They can kill us.....surely that's right.....I hope. They are the only bugs I kill.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by lunar View Post
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I say! He's a big lad or she's a big lady. I did quickly glance down at the toilet to make sure there was nothing of that calibre lurking.

Buddhism has many attractions although I have a horrible feeling I might be reincarnated as myself as a punishment...
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:07 AM
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Absolutely. They can kill us.....surely that's right.....I hope. They are the only bugs I kill.
Here in france its rare to get sick from mosquitoe bites but its annoying, itchy and looks bad

That said there was an alert about tiger mosquitoes earlier this year :
Those look like nasty virusses...

https://news.sky.com/story/france-on...pread-11350035
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:49 AM
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Thank you everyone for your prayers. I talked to her SIL today, the doctors said that she will be in the hospital a minimum of 9 months if she survives the next 2 weeks. I will not go into details except that she will lose her lower leg and right arm below the elbow. And yes that is what horror movies are made of, I just pray that her mind took her somewhere else during the attack, if God is truly merciful than he helped her than.

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Lifting many prayers, dear badge.

That poor, poor dear woman.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:56 AM
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We're always looking for new recruits on the Buddhist team, sounds like you've got the right stuff for it!

Tbh I don't consider myself a full-fledged Buddhist at this point, but I'm finding their ideas to be very useful and worthy of more attention. I'm even meditating 2 hours a day! But I'm still killing a roach on sight as of right now.
Ha I didnít even know! But then again I donít know too much about Buddhism to be honest. Thereís a Buddhism based self help group in my city, Refuge Recovery, maybe Iíll pay them a visit now that I am so unhappy with AA...

Iím all up for meditation but I will still defend my cashmere jumpers if any moths are trying to eat them! I donít mind mosquitos too much, they donít go after me much, Iím that lucky!
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:59 AM
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Jeez!! Is that real? Itís the biggest tarantula Iíve ever seen!
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:00 AM
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Hi Gilmer,

Hope all is well, and here for ya'!

Hope you're hanging in and feeling well.

I live 8 miles away as the crow flies, and saw flames/smoke.

I happened to be even closer, while on a delivery, and could smell it.


I'm glad I wasn't close enough to see the building(s) collapse.

I know many individuals that saw it and many others that lost loved ones.

(moment of silence, please)

Unfortunately, after this tragedy, we must move ahead.

Memories are all that remain.


She eats mice once a month or a few Dubia.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:33 AM
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omg....the tarantula
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Lunar, you are the Arachnid Whisperer!
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There is a guy on tele - does the 'Deadly 60' show. He was in a cave habituated by bats....and the floor was crawling with bat poo eating cockroaches. He shuddered- not at the bats, or the poo or the roaches..but these very creepy looking insects that eat the poo eating roaches- that look like hairy pipe cleaners- that can run up walls, across roof spaces and makes this weird dry creepy sound. They move very fast....
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Ecosystems are amazing, aren't they?
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OMG PJ that’s the stuff of nightmares
I generally don’t mind spiders myself, although in my opinion we have some that hide and kill in Australia. Like red backs... I’m not a fan of them but I just try to avoid them...
But I do kill mozzies, they carry all sorts of nasty things, especially viruses like Ross River fever, Dengue fever, Zika, Barmah Forest and Murray Valley encephalitis to name a few, plus I come up in huge red itchy welts from their bites. I know they probably have an important role in the food chain of the ecosystem but surely the critters that eat mozzies can eat something else instead.... ?
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:11 PM
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I'm really sorry about your friends mom badgerden.

Thoughts to you and everyone else affected by todays anniversary Lunar.

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I have heard of the legendary Australian dunny spider. Most alarming.

An uncle of mine who lives in Queensland keeps a couple of large spiders (I don't know what type) who in turn keep the funnel web spiders away. I have not visited yet, one day...
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Ha ha ha! I was going to go back and read the previous messages that I missed today. But not after reading the last messages! I do not want to see that spider photo lurking someplace back there ... Just kidding ... I hope you all have a wonderful evening (and morning for those of you across the globe!).
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