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Forum: Main Forum 04-20-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,041
Posted By thresa
backyard water lift

In 1960, we had a backyard pool that was about 20 inches deep and about 7 feet in diameter. Using an inflated inner tube (from a car), I sat in the tube, in the center of the pool, while my brother...
Forum: Main Forum 03-19-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,627
Posted By thresa
calm and peaceful music

I like the calming sound of the instruments in an album called "From Montana to the Sea" by earthpassage. This group also made a peaceful album called "Quiet Paths"
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,044
Posted By thresa
My first love is the quotes I solve here, but my...

My first love is the quotes I solve here, but my second love is the totally wordless picture puzzles (for kids and grown-up kids) on this link: http://www.magickeys.com/books/jigsaws/index.html
Forum: Main Forum 09-27-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 56,206
Posted By thresa
what if you are trying for 100%

Would a "pass" count against your accuracy score?
Forum: Main Forum 09-27-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 56,206
Posted By thresa
any bright ideas as to how?

When I wrote about the potential problem in scoring with the "I give up" button, I was wishing that someone would answer by showing a way that it could be done. I would enjoy playing "competitively"...
Forum: Main Forum 09-25-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 56,206
Posted By thresa
problem with an "I give up" button

The only problem would be in how to score the "I give up" and it would have a large effect on how the records are tallied. It seems giving up should result in points being deducted, because if a...
Forum: Main Forum 09-01-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,209
Posted By thresa
special day for a special person

Happy Birthday, Gryhnd.
Forum: Main Forum 06-28-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 33,836
Posted By thresa
my tribute to Pootie

I, too, am saddened to have to say good-bye to our friend, Pootie aka Donna. She was the first one ever to respond to my plea for help when I was new to the website. In July of 2012, I was...
Forum: Main Forum 04-23-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,575
Posted By thresa
engaging right brain and left brain as we express ourselves

I heard a theory which predicts that the human race will evolve into more empathetic souls partly as a result of the fact that we are writing and expressing our thoughts and feelings with two hands...
Forum: Main Forum 04-21-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,575
Posted By thresa
left brain - right brain

"Hand-dominance" has to do with which of our two brain hemispheres we prefer to use.
Forum: Main Forum 11-26-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,319
Posted By thresa
why I wrote about the idiom: "stuck in one's craw"

I wish I did not have a craw, but the older I become, the more things I notice that are "stuck in my craw." So, perhaps I am becoming bird-like, and I hope this condition is reversible.
Forum: Main Forum 11-24-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,319
Posted By thresa
my own take on an old expression

Things can't get stuck in your craw if you don't have one.
Forum: Main Forum 10-13-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,483
Posted By thresa
systematic and rewarding

The reason I love solving cryptograms is that it is challenging and often rewarding, usually yielding a quote that is interesting or enlightening.

For example, here is one I just solved: "It is...
Forum: Main Forum 09-27-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 56,206
Posted By thresa
too hard

"Cats conspire to keep us at arm's length." Frank Perkins

I am glad I was playing in non-competitive mode for this one, because I needed hints.
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 56,206
Posted By thresa
I needed help on these

"Weep for the lives your wishes never led" W.H. Auden

"EACH BIRD MUST SING WITH HIS OWN THROAT" Henrik Ibsen

"LARGE LEGISLATIVE BODIES RESOLVE THEMSELVES INTO COTERIES" (I think this one was...
Forum: Main Forum 05-26-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,559
Posted By thresa
Thanks for the words and numbers game

P - 7

Prophetic
Possibility
Patience
Perseverance
Positive
Particularly
Pirouette
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,925
Posted By thresa
In June of this year, I was on vacation from my...

In June of this year, I was on vacation from my job, and I found myself with enough spare time that I could spend about an hour per day solving cryptoquotes, rather than my previous pattern of...
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