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If you wrote a song, it would be called, “Memories are made of this.”

Then again, it was a song and the reason they didn’t mention the amygdala is they probably couldn’t find a rhyme for it.

Although probably a better reason is that science hadn't yet discovered its full powers.

In case you haven't perused Gray's Anatomy (the book, not the TV show) lately, the amygdala is the almond shaped group of neurons in the brain's limbic system, and we now know it's where deep-rooted emotions are stored.

It's why you remember what you had for breakfast 30 years ago when a shocking event happened, or why you remember every detail about the first time you had sex.

And it's constantly making new memories.

Danger in the outside world travels through neural pathways that send information to the amygdala to help you remove yourself quickly in fearful situations.

(Invaluable, for instance, if you come across a bear in the woods.)    

If that were it, the amygdala would be valuable enough, but it also functions as a "pleasure center" that reputedly, if anyone asks, produces euphoria by enhancing dopamine action.

I’m not sure what all this means, but it has been discovered that in men the right amygdala is the most active and in women the left amygdala.

Draw your own conclusion.

The same fact is why more men respond to visual sexually arousing stimuli than  women.

In other words, with men, one picture is probably worth an infinite number of words.

That amygdala activity also makes you more prone to “love at first sight” and its companion, "hate at first sight."

And thanks to my amygdala, since I derive pleasure and fear in what I'm doing, I have successfully remembered why I started this post.

I don’t mean to pry, but those vivid memories. Fear, Pleasure. First sex, which is somewhere in between those two...you know, all those old memories your amygdala is revisiting as you read this. Are they just as intense today as they ever were?

And, if you care to share, there are many amygdalas out there that would appreciate and remember what you have to say.

J. Peterman

 

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December 07, 2012 12:36 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

G'night all! I'm taking my amygdala to the pillows. Too much pressure to find the good memories from long ago has mine all weary and worn out. Maybe later......

Happy Friday to all.

December 07, 2012 12:37 AM
First-com BThompson said...

Ah, yes. Some wonderful memories. In fact, I still have the hotel key from one of those memories. Of course, that was so long ago that hotels still had actual keys.

December 07, 2012 12:51 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

The Amygdala not only initiates Love at First Sight ... but it is the part of the Brain that remembers that Love for as many years as that Brain is alive, which is why people meet after fifty or sixty years, and still have the same fellings of Affection and Desire toward each other that they had/felt in the begining ... and if you look very closely, you will find that it is all based upon Scent ... Not of Perfume or Cologne, but Skin and Pheromones ... Each tendril acts like a wick, and pulls Pheromones up to and out of the surface of the Skin, so that they are more pronounced and more accessable ... thats why we have hair on our bodies ... otherwise, we'd all be walking around holding hands with Richard Dreyfus ...

December 07, 2012 3:47 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Ahhh...the smell of my first Twinkie

December 07, 2012 3:48 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Mom's Briskett

December 07, 2012 3:51 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Hicory smoked pork meat- ribs, first, then, pork shoulder....and then- - the first time I saw a whole pig come from a pit! and we all pulled pork! and it was kinda sweet, and not,all at once...

December 07, 2012 3:52 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

and also the "fresh cinnamon glazed" donuts

December 07, 2012 3:54 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

OH! wait, that was just the food based compartmentalized section of my amygdalhia....(wait- doesn't yours have a name?)

December 07, 2012 3:57 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

I'm going back to the memory of the fresh , hot, cinnamon glazed donuts right now....That's what an amygdala is for!!!

December 07, 2012 6:43 AM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

"amygdala what you gonna do?" Memories of me at that cerebral Pure Prarie League Concert...I took off my Earth Shoes and sat there barefoot having a funnel cake. A food that you inhaled before you took a bite and later as you licked your fingers revisited. "Eye Think I Could Spend Some Time With You For A While, Maybe Longer, If I Could'?". Someone passed around Rock n Rye. You toast to memories past present future. You don't even remember some memories you swore you would. "Falling in and out..." How come there is a tired that deprives you of sleep?

December 07, 2012 7:22 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

So many of my very vivid memories are triggered by music. There is a current potato chip commercial that I have to mute because the sound of Al Green singing "Lets Stay Together" is so devastating I can't listen to it without being right baxk there again. However I can't find the remote or remember to watch the program I have been waiting to see all week.

I do remember to come back here, however, hope everyone is well.

December 07, 2012 7:50 AM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

The Reverend Al Green is so doggone great! He and Marvin Gaye still make my playlists. Yep, entering a room and saying "Why am I here?" I quit wearing socks because of mismatch probs & glad that mismatched flip flops are in vogue because I have been doing it for years.

December 07, 2012 8:45 AM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

I'm not even sure how to spell this word phonetically, as an assist to my own memory techniques, and I really try not to pepper my writings & speech with words that I'm not certain at the drop of a hat how to pronounce. That bad habit comes back to haunt those afflicted, when questioned they fumble the ball and are instantly identified as impostors.

December 07, 2012 8:57 AM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

Today is Pearl Harbor Day, predecessor to Patriot Day. Everybody in my parents' generation remembered exactly where they were and what they were doing when they learned that Japan had attacked the Hawaiian Islands. I sure wish we still had the same degree of clarity as to when war became justified, and as to precisely who were our enemies, and what needed to be done in response. I wish our brains weren't so overloaded with ambiguous information, and that our hearts weren't so filled with angst.

December 07, 2012 9:06 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Amygdala....Wan't she one of the star princesses in the 4th Star Wars!!?

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=star+wars+characters.+amadala&id=F01194B773D69EBE0DE686B171DC461C17691174&FORM=IQFRBA

TT - The real Marvin Gaye appeals to the animal in man's amygdala.....ya' think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7eTOnNBwYU

December 07, 2012 9:12 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

44 years ago I had a little boy....named him for both grandfathers, and only years later did I realize that was the combo name of our greatest Reb general....and his dad was a natural born Pennsylvanian, so that was some kind of inadvertant faux pas.....Now, he is a grown man, independent, strong, smart, and somewhere else.
Happy Birthday, Son, wherever you are!

December 07, 2012 9:45 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

Mooseloop~ The broken relationship with your son breaks my heart. I hope he will wake up to how precious is a mother and the shortness of life. To the amygdyla response in human males and females, I think there is good, provable reason. Unlike in almost all other species, in humans the female is the beautifl one. Men know it and women know it. Look at marketing of everthing that will make a dollar, anything... and the image of a beautiful woman (every woman is beautiful to someone)  is used to draw your eye to the pitch. Hate to have to go so technical on you but there it is!

December 07, 2012 10:04 AM
Com-100First-com twocents said...

One "thing" that I absolutely LOVE about this site is that "it" not only encourages me to ponder (ie: embrace those brain cells), but it stirs up memories.......
This site is a lovely diversion to the hectic chaos of day to day life. I compare it to a "dinner party" of sorts.  The host, Peterman, offers a topic and we, the guests, engage.

December 07, 2012 10:19 AM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

Well said, twocents.  I sometimes get distracted by life and am away from this site for days, but I always come back. 

December 07, 2012 10:20 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Floyd says it's the first time somebody found that spot just under his front left leg that, when scratched, makes his rear right left twitch. He claims this induces a euphoric state.
Bert~ I had a problem with 'How do you say that word?' - Can't even do it according to the Welsh alphabet.

December 07, 2012 10:41 AM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

The most vivid incident I had involving the amygdala (I guess) was a few years ago.  I had a cat, Beau, who was 19 years old and was suffering from cancer and kidney failure.  It was just before Thanksgiving, I was playing Willie Nelson's cover of What a Wonderful World on the cd player, and I danced with Beau.  He loved to dance with me, we had been doing it his whole life. I would hold him in my arms, bounce in time with the music and swing my body to and fro--he would purr and love it.  Sadly,  I had to have him put down a few days later.  About two weeks after that, I was playing music on the cd player; I had the same discs in and had the music on random selection. Willie Nelson's Wonderful World came on--I think I was sponging down the kitchen table and I just burst into tears out of the blue.  Just like what happens to Chef Deb when she hears the Rev Al Green.  It really hit me hard.  It was just that one time though.  I can listen to the song now with no reaction. 

December 07, 2012 10:42 AM
Com-100First-com twocents said...

Yes, Mr. Peterman, my memories are still Very Vivid (and not only the "Firsts").
It is interesting how some memories are recalled or triggered.  This site is constantly triggering memories. Not only this site but also smells, music, taste,,,,I guess all of the senses trigger memories.
While it is nice to recall, I would like and hope that I am constantly creating "new " memories.  How? By trying to put passion and zest of life into action everyday.
 

December 07, 2012 10:48 AM
Com-100First-com twocents said...

Well, now I must run and deal with the mundane chaos.
(I will try to return and sneak in a post before this topic closes).

December 07, 2012 11:24 AM
P1010179 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1 S. A. J. Johnson said...

I usually say that you don't have to outrun the bear, you have to outrun your friends.  I guess in light of this I should say, you don't need a faster amygdala than the bear, you just need one that's faster than your friends'.

December 07, 2012 11:45 AM
Com-100First-com twocents said...

S.A.J. Johnson:  Love your post.  That is good, really good.

December 07, 2012 12:15 PM
P1010179 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1 S. A. J. Johnson said...

Off topic, but this news about the nurse in the UK committing suicide is bugging me. Terrible!  Are the Australian DJs to blame?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/12/07/london-hospital-death.html


December 07, 2012 12:53 PM
P1010179 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1 S. A. J. Johnson said...

And thanks, twocents!

December 07, 2012 1:56 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

I thought that drawing was of a cabbage.

December 07, 2012 1:56 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

The one up top.

December 07, 2012 2:01 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

And yes, SAJ, I just heard about that, the nurse's suicide.  It's awful, certainly.  The pressure of serving and failing the Royals is so great that if one fails one of them, one fails as a human being?  That's so wrong.   As for blame, I can't affix blame to the jokers in Australia,  a suicide is to blame for their suicide, no one else.  It was her mind and her mind alone, that made sense out of the act of killing herself rather than pulling herself up by those bootstraps and going on with her life.  A tragedy yes, but nobody's fault but her own, I think.

December 07, 2012 2:02 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

Ina gada davida baby, don't you know that I made some coleslaw.....................bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha.........................................

December 07, 2012 2:04 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

There are all manner of imposters in the world. Those who claim to be noble and kind of heart but have done great evil, those who offer friendship in one hand and a knife in the other, those who offer credentials that someone else has earned......you know, the evil clowns that hide behind grease-paint smiles.

I would not label one an imposter who has learned the meaning of a word through reading in order to better themselves, but had never heard it correctly spoken/pronounced.

I would give them an A+ for effort and the courage it took to speak it out loud. And then perhaps take them aside and offer guidance as to pronunciation.

Everyone has flaws that they are probably not even aware that they possess. Many of us learn knew things and strive to better ourselves through trial and error. I say good on them.

I always thought that imposters were those who try to decieve with bad intent.

I guess I have a problem with broad-brush summary judgements and labeling when I happen to trip over it. Bad on me.

December 07, 2012 2:10 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Imarjorie,
I do admire your heartfelt posts. Just as some sights, sounds, and smells can bring forth a long ago smile, they can also bring forth tears. It is hoped that the smile response lasts much longer than the sorrow.

December 07, 2012 2:14 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

Peter Lake, I do smile much more than I cry.  Much more. And right now I have a different cat on my lap.  She doesn't like to dance, she doesn't even like to be held, but she loves to snuggle on my lap and purr, and it makes me smile.

December 07, 2012 2:32 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

SAJ JOHNSON I am also upset about the U.K. nurse. Obviously, no one is to blame except perhaps the operator who cleared the call and sent it to Kate's room, but even then, who is going to say "I don't think you're the Queen"? One would think there would be some sort of security system in place like having to say "Rosebud" to get through. Its sad because of the ripple effect of those feeling responsible. And it is no sadder than the awful things that happen every day that we never hear about, but having heard about it it makes one realize what a fragile world we live in.

December 07, 2012 2:36 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

I am in the process of having old 8mm home movies transferred to DVD. One set foy myself, two others for my sisters.

These movies cover the 1950's ang the really good times for our family before so much of it was lost to deaths, illnesses, or stupid breeches that cause so much pain to everyone.

I think it will be quite an emotional trip when we view them.

My personal fear of watching the oldest of these short stories which was taken in the Black Hills has a scene of a two year old going on three young boy wears shorts and sandles climbing up the stairs of a fire tower. That is the last 'memory' I have of being whole physically. Polio caught me shortly after our return. I am terrified of seeing it again after all these years, even though i never allowed polio to define me or hold me back.

Enough of me for today.

Peace out

December 07, 2012 2:59 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Peter Lake~ We can never get 'enough' of you!

December 07, 2012 3:05 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

The news of the nurse if very disturbing. I didn't hear that it was a confirmed suicide, just unexplained at this point. But it probably was suicide.  I can only imagine how Prince William feels about this. He seems like such a well rounded young man, and he is so good with the press. First his mother was hounded to death and now this. I'm sure this will be put in his amygdala.  I don't know how he can talk to the press anymore. I guess when you're Prince that's what you do.

December 07, 2012 3:28 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

And you PeterLake, true to your words and spirit, faced that menace called Polio, and you took him down.  Look at you now my very dear friend, look at you now.  I'm so proud of all you've done for yourself, god knows it takes courage and there's pain, and recovery is fragile - but baby, look at you now.  You're one special guy, to me and to many.  You'll never know how special, and how dear.

December 07, 2012 3:28 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

And you PeterLake, true to your words and spirit, faced that menace called Polio, and you took him down.  Look at you now my very dear friend, look at you now.  I'm so proud of all you've done for yourself, god knows it takes courage and there's pain, and recovery is fragile - but baby, look at you now.  You're one special guy, to me and to many.  You'll never know how special, and how dear.

December 07, 2012 3:28 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

And you PeterLake, true to your words and spirit, faced that menace called Polio, and you took him down.  Look at you now my very dear friend, look at you now.  I'm so proud of all you've done for yourself, god knows it takes courage and there's pain, and recovery is fragile - but baby, look at you now.  You're one special guy, to me and to many.  You'll never know how special, and how dear.

December 07, 2012 3:28 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

And you PeterLake, true to your words and spirit, faced that menace called Polio, and you took him down.  Look at you now my very dear friend, look at you now.  I'm so proud of all you've done for yourself, god knows it takes courage and there's pain, and recovery is fragile - but baby, look at you now.  You're one special guy, to me and to many.  You'll never know how special, and how dear.

December 07, 2012 3:30 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

I'm sorry.  I'm on IE and what can I say?  Anyhow, of all of the things I write here, words in honor of PL are the ones worth repeating.

December 07, 2012 4:28 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

JOY to All the People in this Village !!!
 
It is Friday and Time for mw to Wish Y' All a GREAT WEEKEND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Be Safe, Be Secure, Over-indulge Every Chance You Get, and Rest Your MInds From Worry, about truly imsignificant crap ....... Who care why Bieber is dating an Orangutan ???
 
 
To the TRIBE:  Not only is the Sabbath Upon Upon, but as the Sun set this evening, The Festival of Lights begins, and we celebrate the MIracle we were Bless'd with, when one day's worth of Oil burn'd brightly in the sanctuary, for eight days ... Giving the Women time to press enough to get ahead of the demand .......  Let us not lose sight of the Lesson of this Blessing ... that it was because we were Willing to be Obedient, even tho' there was no way we could follow through , we lit the Lamps at the appointed time, as Ha'Shem had directed us to do .......
 
May Your Holidays Be Fill'd With an Abundance of All Things That Make You Happy, and Give You Peace ....... Flawless, Godly Health to You All, and Each Person in Your Houses ...
 
Blessings Upon You All ...
 
HAPPY  CHANNUKAH !!!!!!!
 
 
IVAN
 

December 07, 2012 4:31 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

I marjorie - Your sharing the incident about crying at the memory of your beloved cat is special and thank you for that honesty. I can fully relate, as some things work like that on me, too.

Just this week a friend asked about the dog we had when my husband was ill with cancer, and as I began to tell her about how I found the little pomeranian-mix pup in the animal shelter and brought her home on approval, it triggered great sadness over what is lost, and I felt my voice break and the tears come. It was unexpected and suddenly the sadness just took over. She was very sympathetic and has had her own share of loss, so was patient with me.

I think that is all we can do for each other....be patient and kind in understanding that all of us have our losses, burdens, and pains, so we can be ever there with a shoulder for crying and leaning to one another.

December 07, 2012 4:58 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

Thanks Mooseloop, and thank you Ivan for the blessing. I need all the blessing I can get.

December 07, 2012 5:04 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Thanks, dear Ivan for your faithful loving care to our little Village. It's Fiday Nite again and all is well once Ivan has called in  to give us a blessing. And blessings to you and yours.

December 07, 2012 5:08 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

To Ivan-Happy Channukah!
 
To Park--bet the computer knew what you were saying was worthy of many repeats.
 
To PL--I have a dear friend who faught the same fight as you, and I oftern think because of that battle won she is a far better person.  You have proved that to be true also.
 
l marjorie--That cat earned your tears with his love.  My Merlin won the same from me.  Only pride is attatched to every drop when I realize he thought me that worthy.

December 07, 2012 5:31 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

O dear - the sadness over deceased pets. Moose, l marjorie & whoever else gets a bit tearful on this subject. As a cat breeder and also a foster home for Rescue Cats, my large garden in Wales was a cat cemetery. I planted a new shrub or something over each of them, and often, when mowing the lawns, I'd be in floods of tears from tending the resting places of my beloved furry friends. The worst one is an apricot coloured Azalea, planted over the bodily remains of Dennis, who I bought home in my jacket pocket as a tiny kitten. We were moving house and Dennis died quietly on my bed the night before we moved. (He had lived to a ripe old age.)  I took him to the new place and buried him because I wanted him to be near me. That was selfish - I should have buried him in his beloved garden under the rhubarb where he would shelter from the sun or rain.

December 07, 2012 5:46 PM
First-com BThompson said...

I marjorie - The dratted amygdala is a work again. I burst into tears reading your post about your beloved Beau. My dapper little man was Hodge and he loved to dance, too.
Mooseloop - I was that child and one day I decided I just wanted my Daddy back. More than two decades had passed but it seemed only two days. I was still his little girl. Perhaps someday soon for you.

December 07, 2012 5:52 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

By the way - first sentence of Topic Of The Day - Could it be that breastfed baby boys would say "Mammaries are made of these" with respect to Amygdala bits in their brains?
AND - I've been looking at that word all day, even got out my Scrabble to see if I could do something with it. Best I can do is 'A'm a glad a' ... whatever experience.
For me, it's Mangoes.

December 07, 2012 6:17 PM
Myself 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Spring Fragrance said...

Oh no! I just got up and was updated about the nurse's suicide on this site. How awful! The 2 DJs have deleted their twitter accounts after an outpouring of anger.Yet, I can't blame them. Aussies's have an irreverent sense of humour. Remember the Chasers War, the 2 guys pretending to be Osama-lookalikes and trying to get into the APEC meeting. They were waved through each check point till they got scared themselves and turned, that was when it was alerted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvH3YQGQwLM

Amygdala .... hmmm...that seems like it might form part of a good password, but then I might forget it

December 07, 2012 6:45 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Hello, BThompson. Really, really really? I watched that vid again today. Was that really you?

December 07, 2012 6:53 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Does commenting on the alleged suicide of the nurse involved in the silly 'phone thing about Kate fuel the fires of the media? Poor ladies, give them some peace.

December 07, 2012 7:42 PM
Myself 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Spring Fragrance said...

Ivan. Happy Hanukhah!

I've listened to the prank recording again, the first nurse didn't even say anything except pass on the call to another nurse. But she sounded indian. That might explain how the bad pfetended accent passed through. Maybe those close to her told her she had brought shame on the family. Its getting alot of coverage here

December 07, 2012 10:37 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Ivan - Thank you again for your Friday blessing, and twofold for its being the start of Hannukkah! What a fine thing it is to feel your blessings. May they be returned to you and yours manifold. Have a Happy Hanukkah!

Spring - Your explanation seems logical, and I had also thought of that...the nurse being of a different culture by her accent and not knowing what the Queen would really sound like, or detecting the phoniness of the pranksters. How sad. I'd say the jokers have learned a hard lesson to live with all their lives.

Good evening to all ....signing off the Sepia Train for the day. Thanks to all who post, pray, prattle, and partner here! It is a gift Mr. P gives us, and one I value.

Hazel - I feel your tears even when you are posting about Dennis. He was a lucky tom to be so loved for so long. Bless you for caring for the rescued as well as the pedigreed.

Park4 - You are so right about the "blame" for the nurse's death, but we don't know how much guilt she felt or was placed on her by others. Yes, we agree that suicide is a permanent solution to what can be a temporary problem, but sometimes to the one dying it may seem like a permanent problem. I do agree with you that the one dying assumes the responsibility for the decision. Hope I am never in that role, but if I knew I were terminally ill, it might be a choice.

On a happier note, I got my Christmas tree up today, wreath and bows up, and I am feeling pretty cheery about things. Everyone enjoy the season!

December 08, 2012 1:44 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

I'm behind a couple of days, and am just now catching up...so, I tried to post on yesterdays page, but was too late. I think I'll just post it here and now.
 
Park4, thanks...that's a fun exercise. I can see her move in either direction...by staring long enough, she will start moving in the opposite direction and then again, by continued staring, she'll switch. I'm no genius though. I wouldn't let anyone hypnotize me either...
uh uh...well, maybe if the hypnotist was my husband...it would be a matter of trust. I quit smoking, cold turkey, 37 years ago...from 2 packs a day to none.   
 
Jean Arthur, along with Gary Cooper, was in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town .. I think I remember Robert Osborn saying that she had a preference for which side her face was photographed ... like Claudette Colbert...so if you notice, she is usually seen from her left side. I liked so many of her movies.
 
PL, you're in fine form today. Wolf indeed! I can remember, oh, probably 45/50 years ago, a word that I knew the meaning of, I'd certainly seen it written, but I didn't recall having heard it out loud. I'm sure I probably had, but for some reason hadn't connected it to the word. I said it out loud once and was promptly corrected.  A little embarrassing, but I accepted the lesson... at face value. The word? facade
 
Jaxz, bebe....helloooo 

December 08, 2012 1:45 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

Paolo, adorable daughter!

December 08, 2012 2:10 AM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Hazel, Park, Rusty and Jane....... Thank you for your kind remarks. I appreciate you guys a bunch.

Park, you are too generous in your praise.......but I likes it. I was very fortunate and received a lot of support. You are very special too my northside friend. We both have survived the installation of bionic parts.

Jane, it was not until I became involved with our local architectual improvement committee for our downtown that I learned the word and pronunciation of facade. I have tripped, stumbled and fallen over the correct pronunciation of many words I've encountered in my reading.

The words I have come across in the Icelandic mysteries i've been reading are real jaw breakers.

Ve well and nos da

December 08, 2012 9:30 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

PL..............I agree w/ everyone, kudos for your beautiful post.......................you are a gem.................also your 2:04 could be condensed from that wonderfully written post to a compound word....................pantload.........................bwaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha................

December 08, 2012 9:32 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

Hullllllllllllloooooooooooo JANE............very misty & foggy here this morning. there is only so much happy, cheery sunshine a girl can take before she needs that hit of melancholy weather..................................

December 08, 2012 1:09 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

I second that HELLO JANE, and thank you for giving me the title of the movie I couldn't think of...Mr Deeds.  I do confuse it with John Doe if I'm not paying attention.  Jean Arthur's voice just sort of bubbled, didn't it?  Like there was a giggle beneath every word.  It was a one of a kind voice.  One of a kind actress.  Isn't it interesting that she should be so self conscious in a negative way about her looks -- sensitive people often are, although to others they appear confident, their self-doubts are many.  .... Have you ever seen "You Can't Take It With You" with Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, and (I hope I"m right), Jean Arthur?  For me it's an absolutely laugh out loud movie, kind of slapsticky funny in places, but Barrymore's observations are hysterically true, and Arthur and Stewart are great and very natural together.  I bet you've seen it.  If not, you've got something to look forward to...Loved your post and sorry I missed "seeing" you here in person..........AND OF COURSE HI BEBE - you see,  you're not chopped tuna (?) after all. <wink>

December 08, 2012 2:47 PM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

Hi Park4, I love You Can't Take It With You, The More the Merrier ...so many....and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, never fails to make me cry....now that's what a filibuster should be! If you see her earlier films you get both sides...it wasn't until she became a star that she could dictate her preferences ...and get it...for shooting angles. I think her voice is what was so endearing and set her apart from others.. and her talent of course.
 
Wow, PL...nice to know I'm not alone...and now to know I'm in such esteemed company  ....you are the best. Well, I think my worst experience at mispronunciation was in first grade...I've never forgotten the laughter over my mistake. I was reading out loud ..I think just a page and I don't recall the name of the book...but there on the page was a word I'd never seen ...chihauhau...so I did my best and pronounced it chihowhow... Oh, to hear them all laugh was devastating. I've since wondered what that word was doing in a first grade primer...or why I had missed hearing it. Now I wonder if this was the beginning of my being painfully shy. At any rate...I've never forgotten that moment.
 
bebe...it was really cold here this morning...about 50 right now, nice and sunny....should warm up into the 60s. Lots of fog and mist last night and probably this morning too if I'd been up early enough to catch it. brrrrr...I'm gonna walk the dog.

December 08, 2012 4:59 PM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

I mispelled chihuahua...not my favorite dog either....hmmm.

December 08, 2012 5:00 PM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

misspelled...I'm back in first grade...yikes!

December 08, 2012 8:18 PM
2012-07-19-2053-48_edited_medium 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-review Ginger said...

Imarjorie---my heart is so full from your post...as are my eyes.  Will I have the same thoughts and experiences for my dear Pooka?  Probably yes, and I'll do the same as you...cry my heart out.  Did so in the basement, yesterday, washing towels that I had to use for her (she's not so continent these days, so doggie hinny-washing is becoming a forte).
 
Mooseloop, with today's (and other posts of yours) I have to say, have I ever told you you're my hero?  You're like a Timex...you take a licking and keep on ticking.  REL, whever he is, is the one missing out.  I wish you all the good things there are in the big old world.

December 08, 2012 8:31 PM
2012-07-19-2053-48_edited_medium 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-review Ginger said...

Oh Mr. P!  For shame!  Spreading false info!  The amygdala does NOT store memories and pain and pleasure, but processes these things and sends them to the correct storage places in the brain.  And yes, most men do think with one side of their brain and women the other, which is why men are better mathematicians and women better at biology and nuturing...which is why we should run the world and not men.  We don't make bombs (how many women were involved in the Manhattan Project?).  Translation, we make love, not war, which circuitiously thakes me back to your original question.
 
Do I remember the first time I had sex?  Oh yeah!  It was Galliano-fueled and in a small bedroom of an old house in Arkansas, after going to the train trestle to catch the midnight train ("...going anywhere...") to feel the vibes and rush of heat.  Senior in high school going out with a college man...did I ever feel important.  Was even dropped to him (what we Southeners call "laviliering").
 
So, Mr. P...do YOU care to share?

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