My husband Jeff and I just returned from a quick cruise to Mexico with my painting club, the Toll Bridge Tolers. We had a marvelous time on the trip due mostly to the company of our companions. There were six couples from our club aboard. The wives were all painters; the husbands were all good sports. The ship left out of Long Beach on Sunday evening. We woke up Monday morning twenty six miles later at Santa Catalina Island. On Tuesday we found ourselves in Ensenada, Mexico.
This time of year I think a lot about the Sun. Daylight savings time just ended and we will not see this much sun again until next April. This time of the year I get up in the dark, go to work in the dark, come home in the dark, eat in the dark, and go to bed in the dark. It could be worse. I could be back in Norway or one of those cold northern places where the sun barely comes up in the winter.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. There it sat. An old wooden beverage cart about two and a half feet tall, two feet wide, and about three feet long. It was so old the varnish was worn off. There were a few small dents, but it was basically in good shape. And it only cost $15 at the thrift shop. Such a bargain! I like doing crafty stuff. There’s something satisfying about using my hands to create something useful and beautiful. I especially enjoy recycling old furniture.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
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".