Lany Freelove Cassandra

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  1. I found this article interesting on the rates of cases overturned by the district courts (the 9th is NOT the most overturned by the way) In particular:
  2. Thanks to the wonders of DNA, I have a new mystery to solve (I thought DNA was going to solve mysteries not create them ) My dad and I got close matches (1st-2nd Cousin) with a woman with an interesting story . Per the adoptive parents: Her grandmother was put up for adoption, along with a brother, and her older sisters were all put into a home when their mother(Alice) killed her abusive husband(George). (not sure of the brother's info - he got pneumonia and died young) Alice, who is said to have killed her husband is my father's grandmother. I remember her from when I was quite young - she died when I was about 6. My father remembers her quite well too, and has never heard of anything like this happening. The child who was put up for adoption was born in 1915, 10 years younger than my grandmother and her name was listed as Hazel Francis (mom's maiden name). In the 1920 census reports, we have the 4 sisters we have always known about in a boarding school, but using their mother's maiden name & Alice and George living together. George dies in 1924 and Alice remarries like 4 months later. Interesting to note that my g-ma named her second daughter Hazel Frances too. It is obvious that some parts of the story are not true as George was still alive when the children were put into the school and adopted, but the use of their mother's maiden name has always been a mystery to me. I have been trying to search newspaper records that are on-line to see if I can find any references to an extreme domestic violence case, but nothing yet. Also trying to find a death certificate. All I have right now is a "city directory" that lists George as dying in 1924.
  3. Wow, that sucks. I have see my doctor every 3 months, and I get 3 paper scripts for my Adderall. It can't be called in though, and I have to get my drivers licence scanned when I pick it up.
  4. Took down a gym to level two before I realized I didn't have any potions to revive my guys (I keep deleting them so I can spin more pokestops) But yesterday morning some yellow team member finished taking down the gym and I was able to slip my Gyarados in. I just wanted to show him off to everyone driving by
  5. Ancestry has added a new feature "genetic community" I'm not sure I fully understand it, but mine is "early settlers of NY" which came as no surprise. Also no surprise is that 80% of the matches were on my dad's side. I'm surprised though that I don't have am early VA match too. I'll be interested in seeing what my mom gets.
  6. I caught a shiny Magikarp. Of course I had to look up why he was yellow and not orange Then two Magikarps later I evolved him into a Shiny Gyrados! He,s RED! I want to take down a gym, just so I can show him off! I've never seen another red one anywhere around here. I got another king stone for my day 7, that I don't need. I hope we can trade them when they start the pokemon trading. Isn't she just lovely!
  7. Had a few days off, except one spin and one catch to keep the streaks going. Alex got his first ever item, an Upgrade. Too bad he has never even seen a Polygon. But my deal settled last week, so I should be able to get to the park all this week. I think I still need 8 or 9 more MagiKarps.
  8. It's a water festival! Maybe I'll finally get enough candies for a Gyarados (only need 100 more candies! (17 Magicarps if I use pineapples on them)) ETA: and even bigger news: Special Items are now guaranteed on your day 7 streak!
  9. You should start trying to bond with the kitten. Hold him, pet him a little, then let him go (I did it until he started purring). Do it several times a day, but only for a minute or two each time. Let him know you are safe, that he doesn't need to be afraid of you. My kitten was 6 months old and had never been socialized so I had some similar problems. It wasn't that long before he started coming to me.
  10. It would have been so cool to have known about this in advance. Any excuse to get to NYC But I have to plan everything at least a month in advance
  11. I just keep who ever has the highest CP And since I'm team yellow, I have gotten a lot of #1's. It's just everyone else I talk to is Blue and kept talking about their "wonders" and I never got one, so I just quit checking. I rarely battle anymore anyway. I'm just a collector, so all I care about really is having one of everything. I like collecting...I am just one tragedy away from becoming a hoarder
  12. I've ignored it too. Every once in a while when I get bored, I check the opinion and they always said the same thing (or a variation of it) so I stopped after about 100 or so. Hit exactly 2 pokestops this weekend and got a sun stone. Also hatched a weird Giraffe/hybrid/head-on-his-tail(or at least a mouth) thing. kinda creepy really. Need to read back to see how many stops it was between items, but I don't think it was that many. I have also gotten them from all different places, including places that spawn pokemon (eta: it was 106 pokestops. #3293 for record keeping)
  13. @Jaxom 1794 Pretty sure I said something similar about the Gen2 Rats and Pidgeys. Hatched an Elekid and caught a Houndour yesterday bringing me up to 200! Not too bad since I've only managed 2k so far this week. Between the storm and work, there just isn't any time. I hadn't really checked it out, so I kept calling the Houndour a "houndhour" (hound whore) last night. My son was like "What the hellck are you talking about?" he nearly said hell, he was so confused by my getting the name wrong I could almost hear his thoughts "why is my mom calling it a whore?" Gotta love teenagers
  14. I finally hatched another Grimer and evolved a Muk! . I have nothing left of the first Gen that is easy to evolve. Still need 21 candies for a Golem, 50 for a Machamp, 62 for Dragonite and 100 for Gyarados. The others I don't even have the hatchlings/1st evolution of yet (looks like that is just Omanyte & Kabuto into Omastar & Kabutops). Other than the region specific, I just need those 8 to finish off Gen 1. Total count is at 198 (135/63), but with a winter storm about to hit, I doubt I'll get any more this week. (been trying to get a special item for my son. been over 250 pokestops and nothing yet. He's never had one)
  15. Sorry, work is too busy right now, and next month, I'll be on vacation at Universal Studios/Epcot center for a week. Right now it looks like a very busy year, especially over the summer
  16. I missed the pilot, but then watched all the other episodes at once. I really like it. Enjoying the "Twin Peaks" feel of it. The parents are all so bad, except maybe Archie's and Kevin's but they both seem to have faults in other areas, especially Kevin's dad. You can't really expect kids to grow up normal with parents like that. And from the first episode I watched, I Jughead
  17. There's a season 2? I binged watched all of season 1 over a weekend last month. Hopefully I can find it on demand. I thought it was so-so in the beginning, but really got into it as the season progressed.
  18. After all my bitching about not getting a special item in a while, I got a dragon scale this morning. for the record, it was at pokestop #3187. I evolved my Seadra into a Kingdra. Also evolved Teddy into a Russian Fighter. He went from cute to brute ETA: I was reading about the trading yesterday, and it seem you'll have to be close to the person to trade with them That was a little disappointing
  19. $10 gets me 1200 gold coins, and each incubator is 150 gc, so I get 8 for $10. Just over $1.25 each. Looks like we are not the only ones having problems with the special Items:
  20. I'm glad he's coming out regularly. Does his bed have a cover, or is it open? a box or something enclosed might make him feel safer (with a blanket or something on the bottom to sleep on) We have a hobbit home with a castle above it for our cat, and re rarely uses either. I should find someone to give them to (but really, I'm saving them for the next cat. I really want another) [it is pretty big and takes up a lot of space]
  21. I almost always have 7-9 incubators going at a time. Once I hit level 25 I stopped catching everything in sight, so I didn't need to buy balls, so now I spend my $10 monthly allowance on incubators. They've lasted a bit longer as I've had a rash of 10k eggs lately (maybe 8 the past month, including the one working now...I had 4 at once, that's never happened before)
  22. Hatched 8 eggs the past 2 days. 7 were crap, 1 was an Aerodactyl! Finally! I had never even seen one in a gym around here. I also evolved a Lanturn. Total count 192- 133/59 pokestops are @ 3145 which means it's been about 380 since I last got a special item (it's taken 5 days to get 80 pokestops. work is really interfering with my game )
  23. I have figured I'm at less than .5% chance of getting a special item (3 items, approx. 530 pokestops) that sucks. I'm at my busy time now, so I'll be lucky to get 15-20 stops a day while traveling to/from work. The only one I'm no where near ready to evolve is Polygon. I have lots of everyone else: Caught Total to Evolve # have # needed Egg Size Item needed 182. Bellossom 100 206 -106 na Oddish sun stone 230. Kingdra 100 110 -10 na Horsea dragon scale 208. Steelix 50 54 -4 na Onix steel coat 192. Sunflora 50 58 -8 na Sunkern sun stone
  24. Congrats Isk! Congrats baxus! While I got a decent pay raise, the high end of what was given out, I didn't get what my boss put me in for (or what I thought I should get ) and my bonus was a little less than I thought I would get (my rating was 110% but only counts for 1/2 of the's the division & my company that failed to meet their goals) I'm also starting to train our admin. She works for the top guy in our area, so there isn't any room for her to move up without changing locations, or moving out of admin and into another department, so if it goes well for her, and our work load continues to be high enough to justify a new hire, she could join our team. I like the idea of training her. I've helped to train the other members of the team who don't have my experience (they were with a different group, but got put onto the team over a year ago), but it was all through my boss, not me doing it directly, so I didn't really get the full credit for doing it. (partly because I am the newest team member, and some might not like the idea of me training them, maybe not even boss's boss)
  25. Congrats! I went to my Bachelors,, but I had spent 12 years working towards it and I was one of the few in my family and extended family to get a college degree. (in the army and raising kids and moving 4 times) But now, I'm more likely to skip any further ones, because it is the years of work/degree that matters, not the walk in the funky robe. Take the time to reward yourself for the accomplishment, and forget the downsides, at least for a bit.