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by Wicky
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Karl Mikolka
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Karl Mikolka

Cherie Beatty has posted this: As you may know, or may have heard, Karl Mikolka has been diagnosed with metastatic bladder cancer, at a late stage. Some of his students and devotees are trying to arrange a benefit clinic for him in the Massachusetts area to let him know how much his teaching means t...
by Wicky
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 1164

Re: Meet Mikey

Wow - congrats!!!! May you have many happy trails together!
by Wicky
Sun May 13, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Interior decor / art
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: Interior decor / art

My wall decorations are mostly things that have stories behind them. Some are pieces I bought years ago when I thought I should buy some art. THose will probably be weeded out. But this was something that made me feel good - reminds me that we are so, so tiny and the universe is so, so large, and my...
by Wicky
Thu May 03, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell me about your colonoscopy
Replies: 18
Views: 872

Re: Tell me about your colonoscopy

SInce you had a change in bowel habits, you absolutely cannot rely on Cologuard. Sorry. Honestly, the prep is unpleasant but better than the first time I did it - not only was it the diet and the oral prep but it was an enema too (I am old). Unpleasant. Not "I wanna die kill me now." And t...
by Wicky
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Heddy Lamarr!!
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Heddy Lamarr!!

Such an interesting woman. I hope she gets the recognition she deserves, and that her life will be an inspiration to girls everywhere. And to boys who don't see the opportunities that they can make for themselves.
by Wicky
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Re: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!

I read recently that the warming Arctic results in a weakening of the jet stream, which allows colder air to come down into the US. SO on average, warming (as in the entire world) with areas that are colder, and increasing severity of extremes.
by Wicky
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The making of a painting
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: The making of a painting

Wow! that is lovely. Am thinking of taking an art class, and cannot imagine doing something like this!
by Wicky
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?
Replies: 26
Views: 3060

Re: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?

I do understand why you do not want to say anything. I hope it works. I am sorry for your loss.
by Wicky
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?
Replies: 26
Views: 3060

Re: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?

I agree with Canyon. Letting them know is important, better than leaving an open question.
by Wicky
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Insulated bucket holders?
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Insulated bucket holders?

I have two for the horse that insists on chewing on things like electric wires and buckets in general. It does a pretty good job if hot water is put in once or twice a day (when it is in the teens or below). Don't use the floater on the top, though. It is this type https://www.statelinetack.com/item...
by Wicky
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Nasal lesions?
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Nasal lesions?

Looks like a virus or poison ivy in people. My friend's TWH, 9 years old, green broke. I didn't seen it yesterday, today he did fine with ground work but under saddle on the trail (he hasn't done a lot of that) he was tossing his head and acting anxious. We inspected his tack, I thought his noseband...
by Wicky
Tue May 02, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Frequent Flier Miles?
Replies: 5
Views: 2271

Re: Frequent Flier Miles?

I like my Costco Visa. Good cash back. If I remember correctly, 4% on gas, 3% on restaurants and travel, 2% on Costco purchases (or something like that). Card is free I think, if you are a Costco member.
by Wicky
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you refuse to buy/sell over party politics?
Replies: 16
Views: 3440

Re: Would you refuse to buy/sell over party politics?

i agree with Mary C. I have to say that our (and I count myself in there) reaction to just avoid politics really means that we don't feel that we can have civil conversations with people who do not think like we do, which of course prevents minds from being changed.
by Wicky
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OUCH!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3104

Re: OUCH!!

Just to add to the NSAID discussion - it depends on what you want to accomplish and which risks are worse. For example, there are a number of surgeries where anti-clotting agents are given routinely - I think hip replacement, and perhaps knee replacement, and for sure stent placement. There are some...
by Wicky
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OUCH!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3104

Re: OUCH!!

JMHO - YMMV, but unless the bruise is pressing on a large vein, bleeding could be more of a problem. Remember, you are only avoiding the NSAID for 2-3 days. Then the internal bleeding from the bruise is finished and you go from ice to heat to help it resorb. IF you bleed into a closed space, like a ...
by Wicky
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OUCH!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3104

Re: OUCH!!

Think twice about the ibuprofen and other NSAIDs. They do interfere with clotting, so I'd avoid it for the first 48-72 hours at least. Ice, and Tylenol.

Ouch indeed!
by Wicky
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horsepower... vroom vroom
Replies: 38
Views: 7399

Re: Horsepower... vroom vroom

I am concerned. If traffic is so bad that you hate it, you shouldn't be doing any better with a bike. Weaving in and out and riding alongside of cars is DANGEROUS. I don't think that commuting on a bike safely should take any time off your commute.
by Wicky
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chiropractor, physiotherapy, doctor or other?
Replies: 12
Views: 2695

Re: Chiropractor, physiotherapy, doctor or other?

The basis of chiropractic is adjusting the spine, and work with dead bodies has shown that one cannot make the kinds of adjustments claimed without applying MUCH more force than a human can generate. That is not to say that some changes in proprioception cannot be achieved, resulting in benefit, jus...
by Wicky
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HAMILTON!
Replies: 13
Views: 2988

Re: HAMILTON!

I have a ticket for April. I intend to take myself to NY, not to stay with parents, but stay in a hotel, eat in the dining room (or some lovely restaurant), and act as if I own the world!
by Wicky
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: EOTRH
Replies: 68
Views: 11735

Re: EOTRH

My 15 year old Luso was just diagnosed with this. The vet has me brushing his teeth, which will not help with the hypercementosis but will help with periodontal disease associated with it. Seems to tickle him, so he tolerates the brushing (with Sensodyne or a toothpast used in dogs that tastes like ...
by Wicky
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ideas for an old skinny cat with urine crystals - update at bottom
Replies: 34
Views: 6709

Re: Ideas for an old skinny cat with urine crystals - update at bottom

Ah, I am so sorry. IT is so hard to let them go, even when there is no other option. RIP, Kitty.
by Wicky
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: lift a glass to the memory of my friends
Replies: 32
Views: 5767

Re: lift a glass to the memory of my friends

I lift my glass to those gone.
by Wicky
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Jan 21 Women's March
Replies: 90
Views: 17402

Re: Jan 21 Women's March

We did, we did.

It was peaceful and supportive and non-confrontational and empowering and pretty darn terrific.
by Wicky
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Jan 21 Women's March
Replies: 90
Views: 17402

Re: Jan 21 Women's March

I am planning on going to the Boston march.
by Wicky
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: ISO: Micklem bridle - Horse size
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Re: ISO: Micklem bridle - Horse size

I need to find it but I do have one. (I probably have one of everything) And I need to de tackify. I will search.
by Wicky
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Long underwear for winter riding
Replies: 26
Views: 4138

Re: Long underwear for winter riding

I have found that if I put my long johns on first, then socks over them, then the warm breeches, the long johns do not ride up as the socks keep them in place.
by Wicky
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any needlepointers here?
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Re: Any needlepointers here?

This should be interesting! In 1974 I bought a large (?3x5) needlepoint canvas of one of the unicorn tapestries, in Brugge. I never did much on it but maybe it is time!
by Wicky
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cuisinart Food Processor Blade Recall
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: Cuisinart Food Processor Blade Recall

Sorry for being obtuse - I did look mine up on the internet, although I couldn't imagine that it would be there, and it was. But the blade had an identifying mark of a newer model. As I thought, I have replaced the blade but the one I have is on the recall list.
by Wicky
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cuisinart Food Processor Blade Recall
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: Cuisinart Food Processor Blade Recall

Ha! I think mine is from the 1980s, and I am getting a new blade! I actually think that the blade I have is a replacement - I think the plastic broke years ago.
by Wicky
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dye from blue jeans
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

Re: Dye from blue jeans

I have a black pair with some black leather (a black leather dragon outlined in red thread). The black is rubbing off as well, but it says not to wash, just to dry clean.

The girl with the bleeding dragon patch jeans.
by Wicky
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Great sheet/blanket sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2419

Re: Great sheet/blanket sale

Damn. I need sheets and blankets for my bed. My mind went down another path!
by Wicky
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: first chemo done
Replies: 32
Views: 5553

Re: first chemo done

Great!
by Wicky
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for dinner? Thanksgiving Edition
Replies: 20
Views: 3033

Re: What's for dinner? Thanksgiving Edition

This year I did the dark meat as a confit, so the skin went in with it. I took the (seasoned) breast skin off the light meat and baked it in the oven for 45 minutes at 400 between two pieces of parchment paper and two baking sheets. Was pretty good.
by Wicky
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for dinner? Thanksgiving Edition
Replies: 20
Views: 3033

Re: What's for dinner? Thanksgiving Edition

Turkey sous vide, with the skin roasted in the oven at the last minute. Vegetarian stuffing for cousin in law. Green beans with onions and mushrooms. Cranberry, pear and ginger sauce. Salad and sweet potato with marshmallows (for stepdad) and mashed potatoes from cousin. And pumpkin and pecan pie fr...
by Wicky
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The feathered crew
Replies: 15
Views: 2672

Re: The feathered crew

Sounds as if you "just" :roll: :roll: have pain. I had pain, cord compression and mild weakness and altered reflexes. Mine was also due to an old injury - being hit on the cheek by a baseball bat as a kid. My first surgery was when I was 47 or so. They did not have artificial discs, so the...
by Wicky
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breast Cancer Spin-Off, Who's had it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5854

Re: Breast Cancer Spin-Off, Who's had it?

My mom, about 25 years ago. She is now 99.
by Wicky
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The feathered crew
Replies: 15
Views: 2672

Re: The feathered crew

They are lovely! And your pictures are fantastic.

I have had two cervical fusions. Back to doing whatever I want. Peyton Manning has had three fusions. What are your plans??
by Wicky
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have breast cancer
Replies: 58
Views: 9786

Re: I have breast cancer

I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Thinking strong immune response thoughts for you!! And lots of cuddling from the pets.
by Wicky
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Leather v. Ultrasuede?
Replies: 15
Views: 2941

Re: Leather v. Ultrasuede?

LOL - Jan-Feb, I think!
by Wicky
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Leather v. Ultrasuede?
Replies: 15
Views: 2941

Re: Leather v. Ultrasuede?

Well, I put in the order for an Ultra suede material but now I have to pick the color - not sure that the color palate I like (raspberry) goes with the floor (cherry). And I do not like oranges or yellows, which do go with the floor.... Sigh.
by Wicky
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Leather v. Ultrasuede?
Replies: 15
Views: 2941

Re: Leather v. Ultrasuede?

Off to order Ultrasuede! :D Thanks, all!
by Wicky
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Leather v. Ultrasuede?
Replies: 15
Views: 2941

Re: Leather v. Ultrasuede?

I will be getting Cornish Rex kittens, so the shedding isn't that big of a problem, but if I get my mom's MiKi as well, I will have a very small long hair dog that hates to have his nails clipped. But since he doesn't jump on furniture, he isn't the problem (other than shedding on Ultra Suede. I am ...
by Wicky
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Leather v. Ultrasuede?
Replies: 15
Views: 2941

Leather v. Ultrasuede?

No, not a kinky topic! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I need a new sofa setup, and the sale is over on Saturday. I foresee having cats and dogs in my future. Experiences with leather furniture? Does Ultrasuede attract cats less than leather?

I do want this stuff to last a LONG time.

TIA!
by Wicky
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Outdoor arena lighting - LED question
Replies: 8
Views: 1703

Re: Outdoor arena lighting - LED question

I recall reading that horses see quite well in dim light, so if darkness doesn't spook you, you should be fine with little light.
by Wicky
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trip to Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Re: Trip to Peru

Went to a Paso Fino place south of Lima. A fun show, and I got to ride one (OK, they sat us on the horses and ran around with them - a pony ride). Pisco sours ARE great (and pretty potent). I was there on business, so didn't do much eating except in the hotel. Some nice stores - I bought some alpaca...
by Wicky
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Which camera(s) for the Grand Canyon?
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Which camera(s) for the Grand Canyon?

I will shortly be leaving for 11 days rafting down the Grand Canyon (I hope everyone stays healthy so I can do this!) I have a D7000, which came with an 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens, and a D80 which came with an 18-135mm 1:3.-5.6 lens. Which combination do I want to take on my trip? I am leaning at least...
by Wicky
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ellicott City
Replies: 13
Views: 2697

Re: Ellicott City

I am so sorry about the losses. I know someone else who lives there - six miles from downtown. I am glad that you and your family are all OK!

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