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Welcome to Monday Sep 2 #Checkin


It's "Bison Ten Yell Day" today! (Hint: Read Bison-Ten-Yell Day out fast and it sounds like bicentennial day). The origins of this unofficial day from what I read are unknown. You want to celebrate, make up a character or happy event and celebrate its bicentennial on this day. So this is very much a freeform #checkin. Post what you celebrate today, if you can, be it Ganesh Chaturthi, Ceuta indepedence, or whathaveyou. Or simply link the weirdest thing you read. (The café theme might still apply if you're still out of ideas on this one.)

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What is #CheckIn?


It’s a longstanding daily tradition started by Lawrence (LD) Williams on g+. Peeps throughout the world check in to mingle. It’s what folks do around a water cooler, on a front porch or at a cafe-bar, but online. If pressed for time, wave (like) as you run/fly/swim by.

#Checkin is a daily post-thread where regulars and visitors alike come to chat, as the sun travels through all time zones.

#Newhere? Think of CheckIn as your virtual local corner establishment where you may know, and get to know, many of the regulars. I’m @Carsten Raddatz (劉愷恩), this week’s moderator at the #Checkin community.

Pluspora CheckIn was initially set up by Su Ann Lim with LD Williams’s help. Starting August 2019, Pluspora #CheckIn is now hosted by a round robin team:

@Carsten Raddatz (劉愷恩) (Germany, GMT+2)
@Cass M (Canada, GMT-6)
@Nathan Weaver (USA, GMT-5)
@Su Ann Lim (Canada, GMT-7)

How to get included in the daily #CheckIn invitation? Just jump in and comment/like.
How to get uninvited? Let us know via comment or direct message.

IMPORTANT:
To continue to get notifications regardless of rotation, please follow all the current team members. If by any chance you do not see the day’s #CheckIn post in your notifications/stream, just search #CheckIn for the day’s new post.

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pxHere CC0 material, adapted because of the cafe character this has - meet and greet, a sip of your choice to get you start the day. And CC licenses are great!
Thanks to @Dave Sutton for creating the 3D Pluspora Checkin GIF, and for the use of it. ❤️
Greetings… Ahoj! Aloha! Bom dia! Bonjour! Bună! G’day! Geia sas! Hi! Hello! Hallo! Hola! Haallo! Kamusta! Kia Orana! Kon’nichiwa! Namaste! Ni Hao! Ne Hao! Pagi! Sawasdee! 😄

@Aline van Wijk
@Alistair McHarg
@Alois Bělaška
@alysonsee (Fca)
@Amanda Gordon
@Amanda Park
@Andi Droid
@[email protected]
@Andrew Pam
@astheroth 明日照
@Barry Cochran
@Beej Cobalt
@Bill Brayman
@Bob Lai
@Brian Arbenz
@[email protected]
@Cass M
@Cats of Commons 💫
@catty _big
@Chad Haney
@Chel
@Chris Kim A
@Christian Nalletamby
@Christoph S
@Chuck Dee
@[email protected]
@Clarice Boomshakalaka Bouvier
@[email protected]
@Dan Weese
@Dana Dodge
@Dances with squirrels
@Dave Chinner
@Dave Hart
@Dave Sutton
@David Amerland
@David Calderon
@(((David "Kahomono" Frier)))
@David Thiery
@Dean Barnett
@DeepThought
@Di Cleverly
@diane a
@Diane S
@Doc Edward Morbius
@Doctor Benway
@Don Little
@Doug Senko
@doug t
@Drew McCarthy
@Dryade Geo
@[email protected]
@Eoraptor
@Foryouwhynot IB
@Garry Knight
@geo. tirebiter
@Gregg Gies
@[email protected]
@Griff Ferrell
@Guy Geens
@[email protected]
@Hilary
@Isaac Kuo
@Jacob Clayton
@Janet Logan
@Jay Bryant
@[email protected]
@Jeff Sexton
@Jodi Kaplan
@Joe Dillmon
@John Hummel
@John MacLeod
@Joltrast
@Joseph Teller
@Joyce Donahue
@Karl Auerbach
@Katherine Bond
@Kathy D
@Kay Simpson
@[email protected]
@Laura Topliffe
@Lee David Rothstein
@Lesley
@Lisa Stranger
@[email protected]com
@Mari Thomas
@Martha McDougall
@Masha du Toit

@Meep
@Michael Warburton
@Miguela
@[email protected]
@[email protected]
@Muse
@Nathan Weaver
@Neil Carvin
@Nick Kai Nielsen
@Nora Qudus
@Olav ᚢᛚᚹ
@Octave Auguste
@Paul Ferguson
@Phil Landmeier (ᚠ)
@Philip Setnik
@Richard Healy
@Richard
@Rob Anybody
@Rob Patterson
@Rod Mesa
@Ron Serina
@[email protected]
@Sheila Nagig
@Shelenn Ayres
@[email protected]
@[email protected]
@Stefani Banerian
@Stripes The Tiger
@Su Ann Lim
@Susan Jahn
@Ted Ewen
@Terry Poulin
@Thom
@TookAHike
@UnclePirate (Stan McCann)
@V. T. Eric Layton
@Valkyrie
@Violante de Rojas
@Whuffo
@Wisbit
@Vincent55
@[email protected]

If we’ve missed you on this serendipitous who’s who list of active Sporars and #CHECKIN visitors, just yell! 💕
#CHECKIN @Aline van Wijk @Alistair McHarg @Alois Bělaška @alysonsee (Fca) @Amanda Gordon @Amanda Park @Andi Droid @andie_grant @Andrew Pam @astheroth 明日照 @Barry Cochran @Beej Cobalt @Bill Brayman @Bob Lai @Brian Arbenz @bruce_shark @Cass M @Cats of Commons 💫 @catty _big @Chad Haney @Chel @Chris Kim A @Christian Nalletamby @Christoph S @Chuck Dee @claireg @Clarice Boomshakalaka Bouvier @corinne @Dan Weese @Dana Dodge @Dances with squirrels @Dave Chinner @Dave Hart @Dave Sutton @David Amerland @David Calderon @(((David "Kahomono" Frier))) @David Thiery @Dean Barnett @DeepThought @Di Cleverly @diane a @Diane S @Doc Edward Morbius @Doctor Benway @Don Little @Doug Senko @doug t @Drew McCarthy @Dryade Geo @dt @Eoraptor @Foryouwhynot IB @Garry Knight @geo. tirebiter @Gregg Gies @greggtaylor @Griff Ferrell @Guy Geens @hardhat @Hilary @Isaac Kuo @Jacob Clayton @Janet Logan @Jay Bryant @jeanna @Jeff Sexton @Jodi Kaplan @Joe Dillmon @John Hummel @John MacLeod @Joltrast @Joseph Teller @Joyce Donahue @Karl Auerbach @Katherine Bond @Kathy D @Kay Simpson @kcperry @Laura Topliffe @Lee David Rothstein @Lesley @Lisa Stranger @lisachabot @Mari Thomas @Martha McDougall @Masha du Toit @Meep @Michael Warburton @Miguela @mongrel_shark @mudhooks @Muse @Nathan Weaver @Neil Carvin @Nick Kai Nielsen @Nora Qudus @Olav ᚢᛚᚹ @Octave Auguste @Paul Ferguson @Phil Landmeier (ᚠ) @Philip Setnik @Richard Healy @Richard @Rob Anybody @Rob Patterson @Rod Mesa @Ron Serina @shar @Sheila Nagig @Shelenn Ayres @shoshin_seishu @smellsofbikes @Stefani Banerian @Stripes The Tiger @Su Ann Lim @Susan Jahn @Ted Ewen @Terry Poulin @Thom @TookAHike @UnclePirate (Stan McCann) @V. T. Eric Layton @Valkyrie @Violante de Rojas @Whuffo @Wisbit @Vincent55 @papyjeanclaude
Cass M diaspora
Oohh I’m really early today. It’s Labour Day in Canada, that’s enough to celebrate 😉 Have a good one
Good afternoon, nothing to celebrate cause it's Monday! Or maybe I should celebrate because my code is working? 🤔😀
Otherwise Autumn arrived here.
Labor Day in the US so celebrating a day off, plus unions. Also a funny story: long ago I was at work talking to a fellow in Spain. I mentioned the office would be closed Monday for Labor Day. The poor fellow thought it had something to do with pregnancy and giving birth.
So it's Labor day here in the US, unlike the rest of the world who have it on May 1. Because everyone knows May 1 is commie, and that make US wet the bed.
Whuffo diaspora
It's Monday night here and I'm just picking a few more things for tomorrow's postings. I grab up the best I can find, then tomorrow I'll choose from those and maybe mix in some brand new stuff.

Oh well, the cat has had her treat and the dog has had her cookies. I'll have my bedtime snack and shut this thing down.
Labor Day - and a day to sleep in! That, in itself is a cause to celebrate. Also, we have just had several cool days, so this weekend has been about major closet cleaning and sorting... As the heat and humidity are returning today, this looks like a day to chillax, read a book, watch a movie, catch up on a calendaring project for a group I run... the goal today is not to perspire!
ROTFLOL @(((David "Kahomono" Frier))) - THANK YOU!! That made my morning....!
...have had my tea, the kitties been fed, it's thundering out and so am retiring to bed to read a bit more of the latest Expanse novel....have a great day folks!
It’s Labour Day for us in Canada too! Unions here are whooping it up, but so are the rest of us enjoying the long weekend. Once upon a time I believed in the anti-union rhetoric but having witnessed (aren’t we all witnessing?) how ruthless, inhumane and unethical some corporations/big orgs can be, I am glad people’s rights (some, anyway) are protected by labour laws and unions here.

Welcome to #Checkin, off-grid in Australia @Samps Okholm ✔︎! 😎

Hey, those of you who may be in Dorian's path, hope you are very safe. I notice hospitals and nursing homes along the Florida coast are being evacuated and additional evacuation shelters are opening. Bahamas has been hit hard.
Labor Day! I celebrate not much each day not dead is good for me....I am still basking in the gore of such a nice surprise yesterday. Looks like rain will come today ....
No labour day here. Just the first day of school. (My daughter is in the last year of high school.)
Eisenhower rewrote the U.S. calendar, eliminating May Day, giving us a fake Labor Day, renaming Armistice Day “Veterans Day” and changing its purpose. It used to be dedicated to finding peaceful resolutions to conflicts. Ike also forced sectarian religion into the longtime secular national motto, rewrote the Pledge of Allegiance to impose “under God” on a people once free to make up their own minds about religion. He said he did this to use the phraseology of religion as “spiritual weapons” to condition the people to accept the Cold War. This is how freedom, debate and peace died in the United States.
@Carsten Raddatz (劉愷恩) Bison you say? 😉 Last year Bison was reintroduced to Banff National Park. The link is to a video of their arrival. Great news, since then they have successfully calved, appear to have bonded to their new home and have taken their next step towards being once again free roaming. The blog below has many more details about these BISON.



https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/info/gestion-management/bison/blog

Welcome to #Checkin @Outshined!
Wisbit diaspora
No labour day here. Its first day off school, new school even for my baby girl. It went pretty well while her dad, yours truly, is beating the record for fastest run bed -loo... No celebrations there
Wisbit diaspora
@Brian Arbenz man that sounds like fun. Religion weaponised. Anyway thanks for sharing that was quite interesting
You are welcome Wisbit. I also do believe in relaxing in the moment, not being too wrapped up in the bad of it. I’m enjoying the day off.
Happy Labor day!
Hi all, since no day off for me (because commie-style Mai 1st here), only now can I myself check in.

@Jodi Kaplan, lol, falling prey to amigos falsos (sic!) your Spanish friend has been, just as about anyone learning a different language with seemingly similar words will have. That one was quick to correct, right? :D

@Su Ann Lim Bisons! Definitely on the good side of things. Wonder if there's any resistance, or do bisons keep to themselves and away from settlements typically?

@astheroth 明日照 Hi o/

@Cass M No other reason needed, for sure!

To those affected by Dorian, stay safe!
I don't celebrate much anymore. I'm on kind of a down day waking in much pain after last night's thunderstorm. I don't know why weather can affect us so, but my thinking is that it is the change in barometric pressure. But I recognize Labor Day. May all those that toil away have a great day of rest. My toil days are long gone.
...my day off while my Grimm One suffers due to the constant on again & off again storms my part of Pa is being bombarded with...ugh. Love seeing you use the correct spelling, @Su Ann Lim!! Happy Labour Day!!
@Carsten Raddatz (劉愷恩) @Su Ann Lim Reading about Bison and the other puns here, this came into my mind:
@Christoph S bwaaaaa

@Carsten Raddatz (劉愷恩) while most of the herd is thriving in the 1200 sq km free roaming area far from roads - one this year and two last year, wandered out of that area. They were kicked out of the free roaming program. I gather the herd is tracked closely. Parks Canada has a hotline for wildlife (not being where they should be) sightings. Residents in the area are used to encountering wildlife (moose, elk, mountain sheep, wolves, cougars, deer, beer, etc.). We hope tourists keep their distance

@Guy Geens your daughter's last year in high school? It's an exciting year for the family. 😊

@astheroth 明日照 Love your new avatar! (and profile info).

@Violante de Rojas Hmm? you're welcome. Now why aren't you uncomfortable like most Americans when you see Canadians using the spelling that we were taught? 😆 (BTW I try to remember to switch over the US spelling, when in the US.)

Still celebrating summer weather (21C with comfortable humidity) here. Cheers!

Waves.... weather has me down with the overcast, humidity and thunderstorms threatening....
I remember reading a bumper sticker that said "Welcome to the weekend. Brought to you by unions".
The City of Nanaimo, just south of here, still celebrates May Day. I think it has something to do with the coal miners revolting many years ago. They brought the army in on horseback to quell the situation.
@christoph s.… I was going to comment that joke, however was too busy trying to find something funnier over at https://www.reddit.com/r/bi_irl/ ;-)
Hurricane prep today... yippee... following a slightly rough night with Grandma Dog.

Hopefully food and a nap soon.

Can I nap in the food, and eat by osmosis? 😴
Waves @Joseph Teller hope things improve for you soon @Whuffo @Chel @Janet Logan @Jeff Sexton @Outshined @Isaac Kuo

@Don Little
I think it has something to do with the coal miners revolting many years ago. They brought the army in on horseback to quell the situation.
I didn't know about the 1913 Great strike and the role the military played! I guess Nanaimo celebrates May 1 as well as Labour Day (since LD is a stat holiday)?
@Brian Arbenz welp, there goes my assessment of Ike as the last sane Republican president...
@Lisa Stranger, Yes, it's demoralizing. The more you know....
Hiya @[email protected] 👋

@Carsten Raddatz (劉愷恩) Freeform day, eh?

Well, today many in Vancouver are celebrating the final Summer Concert Night at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) -the annual agricultural exhibition, playland (rides) and all sorts of daytime and nighttime entertainment fair since 1910. TLC is the final headlining group at the centre stage amphitheatre tonight.

TLC - the Creep

Last night it was the Beach Boys, the night before Bill Idol. Earlier were Blue Rodeo, Smoky Robinson, UB40, Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer, Colin James, STYX and many more over the course of the fair - an extensive, eclectic line-up. Like the rest of the fair, there's something for everyone!.
I have seen one of those in your list. On my 21st birthday, a group of us went to El Paso to see BTO and Climax Blues Band. We were surprised when a guy took the mic and announced "A big welcome back to Styx!" That concert (and many birthday kisses) makes for a great 21st birthday memory.
@Su Ann Lim Wow! That is quite the line-up. I never get to the mainland. Last time I drove in Vancouver, I swore it would be the last.
About the 1913 Great Strike. I've forgotten more about it than i remember, but it seems that ever since, Nanaimo's been a labour friendly town. Actually, I can't remember since I've been here when it's gone anything but NDP. Could be wrong. Memory's going a bit.
@Su Ann Lim Actually, the first time I saw Tommy Douglas he was riding on the back of a convertible in a May Day parade. I worked at a VW dealer at the time, and we were all at work, but because of the parade, none of our customers could get to us while it went past. He was our MLA at the time in Nanaimo. I just briefly caught his eye as he passed, and it wasn't until a couple of years later that I met him near Ottawa and he remembered me. I may have told you this story before. He commented "You're a long way from home". I found out from somebody later that he never forgot a face.
Cass M diaspora
Nanaimo is a great place - we had hoped to relocate there. They have very good museums by the harbour.
@Su Ann Lim September is the Chilean Independence Month, so I changed my profile pic to a chilean huaso, our traditional cowboy-like. On 2018 I posted a lot of info about our traditions and alcoholic drinks, perhaps I should do it again
@Cass M Nanaimo's getting too hectic now for me. I just went down there the other day to shop for something we can't get here. The traffic was nuts. Actually, I told somebody that and they said "try Victoria".
Maybe it's just me getting older and slower. I never go over the speed limit any more. I lived there for nearly 20 years, then moved to Lantzville, and then Parksville. More north all the time. We've been in Parksville now for over 20 years.
@astheroth 明日照 please do! Speaking for myself, I know very little about your part of the world and would like to change that.

@Don Little the Father of universal health care in Canada (something 95% of our population ranks as top priority regardless of background and politics) was your MP?! What an experience!
Well @astheroth 明日照, I just added you so as to not miss those posts if you do. My travel is limited to the virtual world so I would likely find your posts interesting.
Muse diaspora
Labor Day in May here in Australia. However, 1st September is the first day of spring!!! And even my cat is suffering from hay fever...uh oh!
@Muse Happy Spring! Uh oh re kitty. What’s something that provides relief?
Muse diaspora
@Su Ann Lim Good question about hay fever relief for cats. Anyone?
Promethazine works well, for travel sickness too... but do get your vet to calculate the dosage as cats don't take it up in the same way we do...
@Muse Google says aniti-histamines works for cats. Problem what dosage? know a vet you could ask?
@Su Ann Lim He was our MP in the late seventies, not sure for how long.
@Don Little Isn't the internet wonderful? According to Wikipedia, Tommy was your mp from 69-79. What a truly unique career and the life he had. He was voted to be the premier of Saskatchewan when he was still a member of parliament and not an MLA yet. After establishing all the groundbreaking (many firsts in North America) achievements he did as Sask premier he then resigned to lead the national NDP party, from Burnaby-Coquitlam, then Nanaimo! Finally, the aha to why Vancouver Island is always staunchly NDP.
Quite a festival line-up, @Su Ann Lim! I confess that for half of the artists listed, I would have had to look up if they are still around at all, and do performances.. :D

Summer is definitely ending these days here. Time to wear a comfy jumper on the bike.

in the meantime, I yell at _~bisons~ a utility for not keeping their appointment_
The first time I remember hearing of Tommy Douglas was his grandson saying "You, sir, are no Tommy Douglas!" 😉
Off-the-wall question: Is there a clearinghouse for which streaming services have a particular show or movie at a given time? Or do you just have to visit all of them (how many are there now?) and manually search?
@Lisa Stranger We Europeans have https://werstreamt.es/ for that. Enter what you want, and you get a list of services that have it.

Monday is over!


in most parts of the world. Please move on to the Tuesday post-thread for Sep 3.