Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Cool Bird ID Chart

Ever wonder what the heck kind of bird that was you just saw?  You don't have to buy the poster in order to scroll the graphic at high resolution.   Click and roll over. 


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Rob Dawg said...

Covered California breaking:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-covered-california-hike-20170801-story.html

Lawyerliz said...

Would like to see more humming birds.

Picosec said...

I have been told that the East Coast has only one hummingbird, the ruby throat. Is that not correct?

Rob Dawg said...

Ruby's dominate Keys to Maine and almost to the Mississippi. But you have several in the second tier. Here in the West we have a half dozen that aggressively compete. Lots of Allen's for now but others are overlapping.

Lawyerliz said...

I don't know, I've only seen a few. I have seen more butterfies, after planting butterfly plants

Rubygoat said...

Black chinned and ruby throat are the two major types in Tx.

LBD said...

Fly's and mosquitoes are the most popular here. We had tons of birds till the mess and squirrels got so bad we had to get rid of the bird feeders. Still get some of the bigger birds.

Cinco-X said...

Keep feeding the squirrels... That might be your foodstuff in the next downturn

Rob Dawg said...

Too soon Cinco. Squirrel jokes after the market crash not before.

My youngest is returning to the Left Coast tonight. The putative supervising adults came back today. Trust.

T-Minus 6 days until empty nest. Mrs Dawg is not prepared. I am in fear of my failings due to this event.

Lawyerliz said...

I remember hcn squirrel recipes.

Rob Dawg said...

Tanta. 😫

Lawyerliz said...

In a heaven where everybody really qualfies.

Rob Dawg said...

The other day. I dragged the laundry hamper of worn clothes out to the the the thing that gets them wet next to the thing that gets them dry again. I'm sure you know whatever they are called. Mrs Dawg near had a heart attack.

LBD said...

The Thing that gets them wet. The new designs do little more the swish them around in less water. Minimal clean is PC. :(

Mike said...

we've got a combo(all-in-one) washer/dryer (LG)...pretty cool technology..each load takes longer though (about 3 hours)...no transferring between washer and dryer though

Lawyerliz said...

Errr, what, exactly made her mad? Not knowing their names?

Lawyerliz said...

Their names are Mary and Tiffany.

Lawyerliz said...

Or. . . This is the first time you used them?

Lawyerliz said...

You put the bright pink things in the wet thing together with the formerly pure white things?

LBD said...

Is the combo washer dryer 110V or 220V?

Lawyerliz said...

Nobody has mention getting there 22000 hats yet.

LBD said...

Hasn't hit 22K yet. Currently the futures are up a happy 42 points.

Lawyerliz said...

But close, very close.

Lawyerliz said...

The hub was cleaning out a gutter, and the ladder collapsed. He has 4 stiches in his arm and a tetanus shot and now feels pretty bad.

LBD said...

I had a good fall the other day and didn't break any bones. I guess after all the treatments they are brittle yet. :)

Rob Dawg said...

When my grandma hit 87 we put our foot down. No more painting the houses above the windows on the second floor.

LBD said...

Plenty of time ahead to sit around, for now I may be slow but go till she blows!

sm_landlord said...

Oh, cool. It looks like I will be losing my health insurance...again.

Thanks, Obama.

Mike said...

Is the combo washer dryer 110V or 220V?

the spec sheet at Bestbuy.com says 120V (???).

LBD said...

110v and 120v are basically the same power demand. I have a combo unit in the motorhome and it drys very slow. Most home free standing dryers are 220v and dry faster.

Lawyerliz said...

Today is achy day, and I'm not the one who fell.

LBD said...

Good morning!

GM's Opel, Vauxall sale is complete. No more GM EU sales. I bet we see China, Mexico produced cars filling the gap in the GM line. UAW still going down hill as it can't change it's extortion model.

Lawyerliz said...

Good morning.😀
I'm wating at Quest for various blood tests. Bored.

Cinco-X said...

Now is the time to prepare

Cinco-X said...

Their names are Mary and Tiffany.

TMI

Cinco-X said...

Could've been worse... Like a 14-18' fall with a crushed hand, a broken arm, a broken sternum and a serious concussion

Lawyerliz said...

Non extortion equals penury?

Lawyerliz said...

Hub feels lousy from his fall.

Rob Dawg said...

Send hubs our best. Falls are the worst. You keep finding new things that got bent or bruised.

LBD said...

Poverty is being imported as they continue to lose ground in the modern manufacturing market. The good guy, bad guy game has changed, they haven't. Where is the union representation in the tech field and why not?

LBD said...

Pain means your still alive, boy am I alive! LOL!

Lawyerliz said...

Because they are already making oodles of money.

Mike said...

92 for a high today, 96 tomorrow, and 95 on Friday...with no a/c

whoopee!!

Mike said...

oh..and smoke from the BC forest fires getting blown in from the north just to add to the party..

LBD said...

Youtube, make your own water cooler out of a fan or buy a portable AC unit.

Lawyerliz said...

Omg! Did it break?

Rob Dawg said...

I do not want to hear any more about high temperatures. Moving the baby bird to college at the end of the week. 106° expected. Perfect for moving matresses and dressers.

Picosec said...

Irvine? Davis?

Rob Dawg said...

Woodland CC. Long story. We are good with it.

LBD said...

106F, Whats the humidity?

CC is good especially if they have found a career they really want.

Rob Dawg said...

CC is especially good for 17 year olds who are having second thoughts about accepting a high pressure STEM UC path.

Mike said...

make your own water cooler out of a fan

oh yeah..definitely considering the "redneck a/c" today. lol

Rob Dawg said...

The garden shed of spousal exile features a portable heat exchanger unit. Only needed a few times per year but super efficient and worth every penny.

Mike said...

Perfect for moving matresses and dressers.

probably a business opportunity buried in there somewhere. Send a text message when you get five mins from the dorms and two strong guys (or gals) meet you at your car and do the heavy lifting for you.

Rob Dawg said...

Instead of "Uber" we call it "Upper?" "Lifter?"

Mike said...

you could probably make a couple thousand in cash over the course of registration week..

Mike said...

great way to meet the cute girls moving in also...

(why wasn't I this smart back in my youth!!)

Rob Dawg said...

My kid is ready to rip the throat of the next troglodyte who asks if she is a model.

Agreed however. We sure were dumb.

LBD said...

Here in the outback we don't have Uber we call Goober instead.

Mike said...

yeah for the really pretty ones..."Are you a rocket scientist??" would probably be a better strategy.. ;<)

Rob Dawg said...

"Not me. At least not yet but my dad is a rocket scientist and he played rugby too. He warned me about you."

The kid needs a year in a small pond regardless.

Rubygoat said...

there is a moving company "college hunks moving junk"

Rubygoat said...

I did 50 hours in CC before I picked up Civil Engineering. One of the best decisions of my life.

Rubygoat said...

from both a $ spent and chance to learn at my pace perspective. I learned more math in one semester of college algebra than in my entire time in grade school.

Mike said...

there is a moving company "college hunks moving junk"

and their sister company.."Bikini Movers"

Lawyerliz said...

The hub used to have a button that said, why yes, I am a rocket scientist

Lawyerliz said...

Not once has my hp computer started up when I told it to. It hates me

Mike said...

I'm thinking you may have to push a button...

Lawyerliz said...

The hub put his ass down in the chair, held his hand over the key board, touching nothing and it started briefly.

Lawyerliz said...

I did, I did!!!

Rob Dawg said...

The HP computer knows you reject RPN. Reverse Polish Notation.

Mike said...

oh..I thought you might think everything is run by Alexa now.. ;<)

Mike said...

Hyperloop inventors interview coming up shortly on Cheddar (Cheddar.com) for anybody who is interested..

Lawyerliz said...

Not working again
Kitty chasing sock.

Mike said...

Hyperloop operational (somewhere) by 2021 they say. Probably not in the US at first though (too much governmental bureaucracy to fight thru)...

Cinco-X said...

"redneck a/c"

Ahem...

Cinco-X said...

Smaht...

Cinco-X said...

More acceptable than "college hunks packing junk"

Mike said...

weather.com has us currently at 89 degrees with "Smoke"...not sure I've ever seen them use that descriptor before

Cinco-X said...

It's legal there, right?

Mike said...

haha..yes 89 degrees and "Up in Smoke"

Lawyerliz said...

Kitty was dragging and tossing a sock around.

Rob Dawg said...

Kitty was practicing disposing of incriminating evidence.

Rob Dawg said...

Cinco, concerning linkedin. Just what in the heck is an Ecodesign Compliance Engineer?

Lawyerliz said...

Grin.

Lawyerliz said...

Uh oh. One of the articles on a financial blog said that there was room to grow. They say stuff like that when collapse is nigh. But maybe another year. . .

Lawyerliz said...

Hub sez, to work at the white House???

Rob Dawg said...

It's August. The markets won't make any sense. The pundits; even less.

Rob Dawg said...

NASA is advertising for an Alien Protection Engineer. I knew immediately what the job entailed but the popular press has been having fun with it.

Basically you don't want to introduce earth organics to places like Titan or Europa. at the same time you don't want to bring back any nasties in returning samples.

LBD said...

22K hats!

Lawyerliz said...

Didn't someone say something a while back Bout 36k?
Hahahahahahehehe.

Lawyerliz said...

Aka Life!

LBD said...

the Dow only goes like houses, Why the heck are the futures are down 18 points right now? ;)

Cinco-X said...

Ya got me...

Rob Dawg said...

Zillow is pretending they never said the Dawghaus was worth $90k more than they claim now.

Picosec said...

Back to the CC conversation. I went to a satellite campus of a four-year school that was the equivalent of a JC. For first two years had the best instructors that I encountered until grad school.

When my group moved to the main campus for the Jr and Sr years we arrived much better prepared in Math and Physics than those who who took those courses at that campus.

Lawyerliz said...

Today NY fish wrap said that there was room to grow.

Way too much happiness! Not enough short sellers.

Lawyerliz said...

You asked them? You expected to get a useful true answer. Silly Dawg.

Lawyerliz said...

Son was happy with his junior college
Daughter went to u of Florida at gainesville. Hapy there. The, ta, dah MIT next whoo, whoo. What am I learning that I didn't learn before.

Nothing, except didn't associate with really Rich kids.

LBD said...

Good Morning!

Comey has a book deal! Couldn't see that coming. Learn the truth for only $29.95 or at least his idea of the truth. LOL!

Rob Dawg said...

Initial claims 240,000. Boring. The massive revision to savings rate however...

Lawyerliz said...

Ok, what is the revision??

LBD said...

I find personal savings continue to drop down to 2005 depression lows at 3.8% I personally feel 20% of your pretax income should be saved.

Rob Dawg said...

The US Bureau of Economic Analysis has this week undertaken some revisions of the US saving ratio (SR). Actually it has revised both income (downward) and expenditure (upward). And as the SR is the difference between these two very large numbers, it can be severely affected by small changes in income or spending. The new data shows the US SR actually declined from 6% to 4% through 2016 (see chart below) and undoubtedly stopped the US economy sliding into recession in the second half of last year as real household incomes suffered a severe squeeze due to rising headline CPI inflation.
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That's both large, troubling and a huge "I told you so."

Rob Dawg said...

While 20% "savings" would be nice I'm more of the 25% of after tax income not spent. It doesn't need to go in savings if it is paying down an income property mortgage for but one example.

Lawyerliz said...

I really don't understand this.

Rob Dawg said...

I know some middle class people so this is second hand but the idea is to accumulate resources of varying degree of liquidity and risk and exposure. Once you have a few months ready cash for emergencies it isn't any advantage to keep adding to traditional savings. If your car is an old gas hog needing repairs then buying a new vehicle that saves gas and upkeep isn't really "spending" even though that's how it is counted. It eventually becomes a resource you can tap if necessary and pays you to own it in the meantime.

Rubygoat said...

Knew the wife wanted to go to grad school so I paid off both cars and threw a years (now lower with no car loan) expenses under the mattress. I make enough to break even on 1 income, but saving takes more. Three years from now we can double down on saving to make up for lost time. She calls school expensive and thinks she is mooching off my income, I call it an investment.

LBD said...

My point is you have to save (Paddle hard) to catch a free ride on the wave. Once you are there then the whole scene changes. I do a cash assets sheet and keep a guesstiment of hard assets, RRE now days. What ever way you slice it it becomes a saved asset.

Cinco-X said...

But the parties the first two years probably weren't that great

Lawyerliz said...

More turtles A small one on the lawn, another small walking by the and a big one marching on the lawn across.

Endangered? Mostly being squashed by cars.

Lawyerliz said...

House.

Lawyerliz said...

My clients never saved any thing, ever if they made good money.

Picosec said...

That's why they needed you.

Rob Dawg said...

That's why they ended up as your clients.

I'm guessing 10lbs of 'maters for spaghetti sauce this morning. Almost time to start picking the cluster tiny tomatoes.

Rob Dawg said...

:fist_of_fury: Pico/Attosec!

Lawyerliz said...

Being rich yourself.

Lawyerliz said...

It is common for my neighbors to rush out and rescue them

Rob Dawg said...

Did I mention one of my renters volunteered for a rent increase because the market is so tight and he knew I didn't like to raise rates unless necessary? Looks like we can cut back on the hamburger helper a bit.

Rob Dawg said...

And in the dead of night put them in your lawn.

Lawyerliz said...

He thus limited the amount to be raised. And kept the ability to live there
Boy, am I cynical

Rob Dawg said...

You also think I'm rich so it might just be a similar misunderstanding. I think what happened was he looked for greener pastures and discovered I was granting such generous terms that he didn't want to find himself facing market prices.

Rubygoat said...

sounds like everyone wins. You keep a happy renter in a property that already cash flows (I assume) and they don't have to move.

Rob Dawg said...

My standard is that the income property cash flows before taxes. A rare instance these days.

Picosec said...

Turtles and hamburger helper.

Hmmmm.

LBD said...

Road Kill Helper for the rest of us in the outback. :)

Lawyerliz said...

Turtles are tasty. I have eaten turtle soup. But these are endangered tortoises, and they are cute, and even when they threaten to eat my house, I just move them back to the woods. Other people save them from being road kill.

Lawyerliz said...

Bah

Rubygoat said...

anybody ever used a roomba? dog hair on the new wood floors is getting untennable.

Lawyerliz said...

Me. Does well with cat hair which is worse I think. I use it several times a week

Lawyerliz said...

Also. Our house is on a sand dune and the hub as been building a pathway, so we drag in lots of dirt and sand. It does get stuck under chairs.

Rob Dawg said...

Roomba is the 90% solution that makes the 10% remaining tolerable. The only caveat is when you get one it will find embarrassing amounts and need frequent cleaning but get past that and with routine use turns into a validation of your housekeeping skills.

Rob Dawg said...

Merritt Mountain?

Lawyerliz said...

Rich people have roombas.
Sorry, I couldn't resist.

LBD said...

I use a leaf blower to clean the garage and sheds floor, Does that make me Redneck Rich? :)

Lawyerliz said...

Yes! Hahahahaha! !!

Rob Dawg said...

Tie it to the dog and you are there!

LBD said...

I made a 2 wheel cart for blowing light snow and leafs off the patio carpet. ;)

Lawyerliz said...

Leaves. Why am I critical? Our garage has never been cleaned. But it has a hurricane door.
Trump has been outclassed in awfulness for the day. There was a downburst over the Cocoa Beach Pier. Most of the roof peeled off, with other damage. A couple of people got hurt. Winds 50 to 60 mph. Really it should have endured 75 or so. A warning. It had been repaired relatively recently.

Lawyerliz said...

I wish the Trumpp thing was over with, but I'm sure it won't be. He will never give up.

LBD said...

Good Morning!

Fall weather in August, 78F today. the pool has been to cold to use between the cold rain and cool weather. Need to build a pool heater for next year. Redneck idea coming to me, electric water heater!

T or O they are getting extreme. T is much better, Congress not so much.

Rob Dawg said...

Absolutely horrible jobs report. Still going over the details but clearly the worst in a long time.

LBD said...

Bloom claims mostly restaurant and medical. Both part time or low hours, still down matching YOY.

Rob Dawg said...

And the BS number of not in workforce is not even remotely defensible. Leaves people fighting over Three crap jobs replacing two good jobs.

Cinco-X said...

Use solar. It'll warm water even on a cooler, partly cloudy day, since it works with the longer wavelengths as well as the visible

Cinco-X said...

Two "good" jobs... What have we come to, or better yet, to what have we come...

Lawyerliz said...

I have one. It is very efficient. Helped with my sciatica last year.

LBD said...

My small solar works good as long as the sun shines and it stays warm. Need something when it won't keep up or first fill. I have an electric water heater still good but replaced after a remodel and element heats real well on 110v so that will be the project next spring.

Rob Dawg said...

It's a different work world. I am designing a pedal power canoe for the fun of it. Will probably build it. Thing is 20 years ago I would have needed six assistants from draftsman to procurement and shop manager. Instead I'll order all the stuff from the net off my own plans. It will show up and all I'll need is some hands to help me mix and spread the epoxy for the shell.

Lawyerliz said...

Does anyone here know anything about bitter melon?

LBD said...

" Thing is 20 years ago I would have needed six assistants from draftsman to procurement and shop manager."

The fun part of repurposing is lots of the work is done already but your creative side gets to put the pieces together. Sure I could go buy what I want but not as near as much fun.

Cinco-X said...

My wife, and Thais in general like it. I'll pass

Lawyerliz said...

Thanks.

Rob Dawg said...

Don't see many stealth carbon push/pull canoes with 120 watt solar and shallow draft feather prop. The 13 ft shell weighs about 12lbs.

Mike said...

Redneck idea coming to me, electric water heater!

flame thrower (after someone holds your beer)

LBD said...

Carbon fiber, I like it! Mud motor style would be nice or remote control.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXl_kMmOQgQ

Second half of the video.

Rob Dawg said...

Instead of a bicycle style it is push pull parallel charging a small battery. Thus the embeddding of solar in the foredeck.

Lawyerliz said...

Is there poop in the poop deck?

Cinco-X said...

There's gotta be a better way to clean the leaves out of the gutter. YU H8Z innovation?

Cinco-X said...

Sure... That's where he keeps the operator manual

LBD said...

Build more overhang on the roof with drip rail and ditch the gutters.

Rubygoat said...

Rob, we have a guy that bikes in one of those fiberglass frames. It's bright yellow and looks like a banana or a twinkie going down the road. Makes quite the statement.

Lawyerliz said...

How would this affect hurricanes? Actually, I don't know what a drip rail is.

Mike said...

One of my "guilty pleasures" is reading the weekly crime log/police blotter in the local "paper" (actually online version). I'm thinking the local police must be using facial recognition cameras/technology in their patrol cars..because I've noticed an awful lot of the entries lately are picking up people they have "recognized" as being wanted for outstanding warrants..many times for cities/communities far away from ours.

Good job!!

Lawyerliz said...

The hub, not being perfect, likes to watch Shark Tank. The first gut was pitching.
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Wait for it.
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CAT WINE!!!!!
And.
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One of the shark took him up on it
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And the cat he brought didn't drink any of the stuff. . . Being a cat and all.
Hahahahaha

Lawyerliz said...

Merritt Alp.
In honor of Broward.

Lawyerliz said...

Not leaves, pine needles.

Lawyerliz said...

Good ish morning.😀

Lawyerliz said...

Trump watches 5 hours of tv a day
I guess that's good. Think of what he'd be doing otherwise. Ok with me if he raises the standard deduction if he matches it with tax icreases on the rich.

Rob won't mind, 'cause he's not rich

LBD said...

Good Morning America 2.0!

I watch TV and cruise the net at the same time But I have CRS so It is all new to me. :)

Lawyerliz said...

Back to the cat theme/meme. A local yoga studio is offering "meowga". With adoptable SPCA cats. No, they don't twist them into funny shapes. The people do yoga and the cat's wander around interfering, as they do. There are volunteers with adoption papers right there. This is truly through Year of The Cat.

Lawyerliz said...

Nobody home. Hssss sppittt rrorrrw.
Meow.

Lawyerliz said...

Still nobody. Can someone recommend a blog to me?

sm_landlord said...

All of the blogs I follow are nearly dead lately. You can still watch arguments on the comment sections of the WSJ if that's what you are looking for.

I'm taking this as a hint from the universe that I should be taking care of business in real life.

Lawyerliz said...

On vacation, I supposed. I am trying to write my speech on the Revolutionary war. I'd garden some but it's too hot.

Lawyerliz said...

Also, I am sick of Trump and Trumpitus. And even if he did get impeached it will take a year or more

Lawyerliz said...

Can I stand it for a whole year?

Cinco-X said...

How's all y'all doin? Stormy day here

sm_landlord said...

Fogged in this morning. Mostly sunny now. Catching up on paper work while I should be walking on the beach or something.

Lawyerliz said...

Starting to be stormy. A small turtle marching on the new pathway. Another small one marching in the back.

Mike said...

Can someone recommend a blog to me?

you would fit in well at Muddy economist

LBD said...

Low 80's, here pool warming up finally. Visiting friends and shopping in town.

Locals officials claiming tens of thousands will land here to see the eclipse and warn of shortages due to the crowds. I am kind of doubtful that many are interested to see the full eclipse. How knows I will watch from home anyway and avoid town for a day or two.

If you want to fight with others then there are some other blogs. I am happy here. Thanks Rob

Mike said...

woke up the other night and looked out the window..the moon (full) was a bright orange from all the smoke in the air..pretty cool

sm_landlord said...

Mike, you're in Washington State, right?

I heard from a friend up there that a lot of smoke was blowing south from fires in Canada....

Mike said...

yeah we're getting a lot of smoke from the BC fires. Thursday & Fri were pretty bad*..but better today with a decent breeze blowing.

* "bad" meaning like a typical summer day in inland LA.. ;<)

Lawyerliz said...

So now you are posting. Mission acomplished.

Lawyerliz said...

We are going to see it in South Carolina hundreds of thousands supposed to be going just in the south. We rented a hotel room a year ago.

Lawyerliz said...

Good night every body, especially Rob Dawg.

Lawyerliz said...

Good morning.😀.
I'm all achy today. Had a weird dream about eating we'd Jane's food at a Japanese person's house. Had a fight to eat a live animal like a cross between a wild boar and a lobster.

Lawyerliz said...

Weird Japanes food.
Curse you spellcheck.

LBD said...

Good morning!

Late start, no day off but the weather is like fall. High 70's to low 70's later this week before warming back up. Cool enough to try jet ski fishing again.

Lawyerliz said...

90°, feels like 103°. Ugh. At least the lawn is green.

Hub still very tired, prolly due to what he and doc decided that it was a concussion caused by falling off the breaking ladder.

LBD said...

Putting cap blocks on the retaining walls. 60 of them @ 45# each. Love my skid steer!

Rob Dawg said...

Touchdown back at the Dawghaus. Empty nest. The kittehs are unhappy with these periodic staff reductions.

Lawyerliz said...

Clearly, they need a maid.

Lawyerliz said...

I'm sure they would let you borrow the maid from time to time.

UMDan said...

Recovering from hamstring and tendon reattachment surgery. Do not play softball if you are 61, and even of you do make sure you insist on a pinch runner. Going to be laid up for 2 weeks, then 4 months until semi normal. It sucks.

LBD said...

Ouch! Sorry to hear that. Getting older has it's advantages and disadvantages.

Laid 30 Cap blocks 30 more tomorrow. Next on the list is try bike riding, It's been a long time since I rode.

Cinco-X said...

Ouch... Work hard at the recovery. Past your mid 50s it's entirely possible to never recover it you don't really work hard at it...

Cinco-X said...

Consider a stationary bike. It's harder to fall off, and there's no traffic to deal with

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