Madelaine McMasters

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  1. What are you doing today!? :D

    You can all thank me for resisting the obvious puns.
  2. What's your favorite season IRL

    Someone once mentioned hussies here in the forum and I changed my avatar to a Huskie for my reply. I think Marigold caught the joke. Years ago I made a "Cat's Pajamas" poster and a "Bee's Knees" fridge magnet. I've sent them to you...
  3. What happened in History on this date

    10-22-2018 Advertising-free TV network HenHouse News (HHN) begins operations. Staffed entirely by women who'd been sexually harassed or assaulted by Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly and other Fox News male senior staff, the fledgling network is able to forego ad revenue by relying on a recurring stream of funds from civil lawsuits and out-of-court settlements. In their debut broadcast, the network reveals the upcoming launch of Wine Stain Entertainment (WSE), a not-for-profit movie studio co-op offering free studio space and expert guidance for aspiring female producers, directors, writers, actors and theatrical support personnel. Funding for the studio is to be provided by a recurring stream of funds from civil lawsuits and out-of-court settlements awarded to co-op members, consisting of virtually every female in Hollywood. WSE's first project will be "MeToo.com", a documentary detailing the birth of the female run Silicon Valley company funded entirely by a recurring stream of funds from civil lawsuits and out-of-court settlements awarded to company employees by countless male Silicon Valley C-Level executives.
  4. What's your favorite season IRL

    I love all those things too, but winter brings bed races on Cedar Creek and sledding on Mule Hill. Spring brings maple sugaring (with mules!) and summer brings tall ships into Port Washington. I will agree that sweater weather is the cat's pajamas, though. ETA: I had my chimney repaired this spring and had gas start installed in both fireplaces. As my woods mature, they're producing firewood faster than I can consume it. Hopefully this'll help.
  5. What's your favorite season IRL

    Are you thinking of the Apostle Island ice caves? https://www.lakesuperior.com/travel/wisconsin/ice-caves-of-apostle-islands-national-lakeshore/ The shoreline topography of that area provides plenty of opportunity for ice caves to form if the winter weather cooperates. It's been ages since I've visited the area. Down here, on Lake Michigan's shore, the ice is more miss than hit. But, there were years in my youth when I could nestle in little cubbies along the beach, and hone my plans for world domination (which consisted mostly of imagining everyone had vanished).
  6. Where are all my friends? Come on in and lets get comfy by the fire!

    Close. Preparation Mmm.
  7. Where are all my friends? Come on in and lets get comfy by the fire!

    ...hands out Monday preparation kits to everyone.
  8. What's your favorite season IRL

    ETA: As someone in the comments section of that video noted, I can't hear "Ride of the Valkyries" without hearing Elmer singing "Kill the Wabbit". Because of that, it's hard for me to watch Robert Duvall in Apocalypse Now without giggling.
  9. What's your favorite season IRL

    In my childhood, I used to go spelunking in the ice caverns that built up on the Lake Michigan Shore during winter, and I'd hike up and down the beach, climbing the bluffs into people's back yards, then trekking home on the road. We don't have enough beach for that now, but I still take my kayak out in the water on calm winter days. Several years ago we had a very dense fog on New Year's Day and I paddled out from shore until everything vanished. Many days I just walk down to the water's edge, sit on a rock and wonder.
  10. What's your favorite season IRL

    Make your peace with cold and rainy. Like dandelions, they're not going away.
  11. What's your favorite season IRL

    It's taken me 47 years to work though this. When I was young, I loved whatever season it was. In college, I started loving winter because of the long break. In grad school, I started loving autumn because my city apartment's neighborhood was so pretty when the leaves turned. When I got married and we got a house, I loved spring because we could plant things in our otherwise barren yard. A few years ago when I got a Miata, summer became my favorite season because I could enjoy the evening smells again, as I once did when borrowing Dad's motorcycle. I've recently had an epiphany that I think finally settles this for me. I had it right at the beginning. My favorite season is the one I'm in, particularly when it begins to turn into the next. There's never a shortage of things to enjoy.
  12. How does your avatar look today ?

    What's not to love?
  13. I'm still peeved that the Lindens didn't see fit to offer the surname "McMistress".
  14. What are you doing today!? :D

    I've been watching a lone Tom Turkey stalking females in my back yard this afternoon. He's on the opposite side of the year from mating season. I guess he didn't get the message. I've named him "Harvey". Fortunately, the girls seem able to ignore him, as did this one a few years ago during the height of mating season... You go girl!
  15. Where are all my friends? Come on in and lets get comfy by the fire!

    What edge? Monday is the bestest day of the week and... Happy Monday, Kids!!!