We all have those days ... if something can go wrong it will go wrong. I mean they have even named this adage ... Murphy’s Law. But for me, it’s been one of those months. A few weeks back, the hubbs found a broken window on our four-seasons room. We’ve been keeping the drapes closed on each of the four, five-foot windows on the east and west sides in that room to help keep it cooler over the summer, so your guess is as good as mine as to when the damage actually happened.
There’s something odd going on in my house. I’m not necessarily saying it’s haunted, but peculiar things occur and try as I might, I can’t always debunk them. I admit I’m a fan of a few of the television programs on ghost hunting and I’ve gleaned enough information to know, 1) try to find a logical reason for the unusual happening; and 2) never use a Ouija board. There was the time I was the only one at home.
I wouldn’t say I walk around with a black cloud hanging over my head, but nor would I say I’m one of those people with luck always on their side. That is until this past Saturday. Each year I spend a weekend in the early spring with a group of friends and we have always ventured over to Meskwaki for some fun, and usually in my case, to basically hand the slot machines my money on a silver platter. We decided to make our weekend trip a bi-annual event.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".