Nov 23-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: November: Nov 23-06
Look up to the sky...    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Ashlee Harvey
...then off in the distance    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Ashlee Harvey

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 08:50 am:

Today we look to the skies with Ashlee Harvey. The first interesting shot provides a glimpse way above to the clouds of the Keweenaw, filtered by a myriad of empty branches. In the second photo, Ashlee aims her camera just a little lower, but still captures the skyline turning red with the setting of the sun. Nice little touch with the bright spot in the distance there, too. Looks like someone left the light on somewhere up ahead. So, on this 2006 Thanksgiving Day, let's all look to the sky and be thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Pasty Central

Janet Boatman (Janetnwohio) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 08:55 am:

Happy Thanksgiving

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 09:03 am:

Thanksgiving blessings to all on this beautiful day...........

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 09:16 am:

Happy Thanksgiving to all, have a safe and great visit with the family..(formerly a Hubbellite)

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 09:21 am:

Happy Thanksging to all! We have much to be thankful for.

23 degrees and very foggy here east of Lansing. The sun is trying to come through now. Tell me again, how do I make the degree symbol on my keyboard?

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 09:25 am:

Paul, I need to know about the degree symbol too. Anyone, anyone?????

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 09:31 am:

The degree symbol on the typewriter, was a small o raised halfway above the number, can't do it on the "puter", would also like to know!
Beautiful pictures, Happy Thanksgiving, don't forget to give thanks!

By Jacobsville (Barb) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 09:37 am:

Many times I just use the word "degrees." But if I really want to
be clever, I can look at the chart that shows how to get different
symbols at

It shows both PC and Mac keys. If you are trying to find, oh I
don't know, say "degree" symbol, just do a "find" and type in
"degree" (without apostrophes), and it will take you right there.

If you want to have it in something like this message, you type in
° and hope it shows up right (but in this case it didn't).
Maybe somebody else has an idea for showing it here??

Gobble til you wobble :o)

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 09:42 am:

The bottom picture reminds me of the Paulding Light! I once wrote down how to get the degree symbol, but I think I threw it away!

By Martha Kirk (Misschiefie) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 09:52 am:

Here's a link to the page about formatting your messages: formatting your posts. Tells you how to do special characters like the degree sign ° and other cool things like how to make your text a different color!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 09:56 am:

Yeah, I remember the typewriter, just moving it up a little and you could type the zero. Am totally bummed cuz you can't do that on here. Also, is there a symbol for ounces?

By Dotsie Salani Stewart (Suna) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 09:59 am:

Happy Thanksgiving!!
We should be thankful for all the men and women serving in the military to protect this great country. God Bless them on this special day.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 10:10 am:

Thanks Martha. Will be sure to check that out.

By Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 10:23 am:

32° in Eagle River,WI on our way up to 50°

Happy Thanksgiving to all

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 10:29 am:

haPPY THANKSGIVING every pasty cammer! Oh my, Martha, that site you gave us is a mind scrambling site for me. I've hardly conquered how to turn my computer off and on. Do you have any idea how challanging that info is to my tender little mind? But that will be my project for this winter! :>)

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 10:34 am:

I can get the degree sign by holding down the ALT key and typing the numbers 167 on the keypad and then letting up on the ALT key while in the Pasty Site message editor. As in 45. It depends on the program and font as to what you get. I used another number sequence in Microsoft WordPad and in Microsoft Word you can simply insert a symbol in a document and pick the degree symbol from a table. You can experiment for a variety of extended symbols and characters. Alt+48 thru 57 is 0 thru 9, Alt+65 thru 90 is A thru Z and Alt+97 thru 122 is a thru z. After that you try trial and error or find an ascii table!

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 10:34 am:

Good Morning everyone, Happy Thanksgiving to all!
44 degress and sunshine here in Houghton, what a difference compared to last year. If I recall, it was cold and snowy.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 10:39 am:

Richard, Tried it and it doesn't work. Don't know why.

Ms. Katie, You're too funny!!!

By Charles In Esky (Charlesinesky) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 10:47 am:

Thanksgiving morning is very calm here in Esky. Just back from
our daily walk along Lake Shore to see the bay. Flat calm and
lovely. We saw the Coast Guard ship, Mobile Bay, moored at the
municipal dock. It looked as tho they are tending to buoys out
in the bay. Probably not today tho. A day for resting, eating
turkey, -- and watching the Lions produce another turkey for us
down in Detroit.

By Danbury (Danbury) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 10:55 am:

Hey, todays pic perfectly complements todays field trip. We were in fact staring skywards, into the crowns of the trees (among other directions), considering numerous questions: stand characteristics, stand history, future perspectives, quality of wood, is it stable, if not, how to achieve stability ... when's lunch? Can we have a fire for lunch?
Since we could, I smell smoked.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 11:00 am:

Charles, when you say turkey, I hope you mean that they'll be eating the turkey legs and not mean that they'll look like turkeys. They have to beat them because Joey is QBing the Dolphins. Go Lions!!!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 11:02 am:

There are several ways to get the symbol. Here are a couple of the easiest from previous posts in the archives:

You can also make the degree symbol () by holding down the Alt key (next to the space bar), while using the number keypad on the right of your keyboard to type 0176 . When you let up on the Alt key, the degree symbol should be there!

Another way to type the degree symbol () by using the formatting tag: \ ch{deg}
That's a 'backslash' followed immediately by the characters 'deg' within the curly braces (no space between the 'backslash' and the left curly brace).

One more way: You can use the Character Map in Windows to make many different symbols. I just click the start button, go to Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then click on Character Map. It'll tell you which keystrokes you need to make lots of different symbols, in email, on messages, letters, notes, anywhere you type! For instance, for the symbol, I hold down the "Alt" key (next to your space bar) and using the calculator keys on your keyboard, type 0176 (while holding that Alt key down) and VOILA!

Happy symbol typing! :->

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 11:18 am:

I'm so confused with the degree symbol that I'm not even going to tell you the temp in Illinois!

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 11:44 am:

Thanks Mary Drew!!! I knew it was on this site that I learned it once! That's the way now that you jogged my memory! 41 here now! I see Steve can do it too! Thanks all for your input.
Boy, the turkey is sure smelling good. Also the dressing and the cranberry salad and even the pies that aren't here yet! All we need now is for Joey Herrington to throw 4 touchdown passes against the LIONS! Happy Thanksgiving!

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 12:59 pm:

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The tukey is starting to look and smell good!We will be eating around 5 or so so I can rest awhile. I found out yesterday that I have 8 more PT visits.

Congratulations on the new granddaughter Dave. What a nice surprise!

By upmama (Upmama) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 01:17 pm:

Here's another great link to some "keyboard shortcuts":

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 01:23 pm:

Happy Thanksgiving people. Love you all. It'll be 76 by dinner time. check with you tomorrow.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 03:33 pm:

Mary, What the heck am I supposed to do with all that stuff once I get to "character map"?

Hey Deb, Once you get to the "Character map", you click on whatever symbol you'd like to type and it will show you the "keystroke" in the lower right corner that you need to type in, to get that character to appear in your typing.
Or, you can copy individual characters or a group of characters to the Clipboard by clicking on the character you want, then clicking select, then click copy. Next, go to where you want the character inserted and paste them into any program that can display them.
Or, depending on the program you are using (such as WordPad), you can even copy characters by dragging them from Character Map directly into an open document. This last tip will work here on Pasty Cam, just click on the character and drag it to where you want it in your post!
Hope this helps!

By Connie, Eagle River Alaska (Connie8792) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 04:39 pm:

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

I sure do miss spending the holidays at my Grandparents homes and with family.

Thoughts and prayers for all the service men and women who cannot be with family today. You are not forgotten.

By Roger Somero (Rsomero) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 04:45 pm:

Happy T-day from San Jose. 60 degrees here and sunny.

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 05:45 pm:

My prediction for Thanksgiving Day:
Turkeys will thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven to an afternoon high near 190F. The kitchen will turn hot and humid, and if you bother the cook, be ready for a severe squall or a cold shoulder. During the late afternoon and later evening, the cold front of a knife will slice through the turkey, causing an accumulation of one or two inches on plates. Mashed potatoes will drift across one side while cranberry sauce creates slippery spots on the other. Please pass the gravy. A weight watch and indigestiion warning have been issued for the entire area, with increased stuffiness around the beltway. During the evening, the trukey will diminish and taper off to leftovers, dropping to a low of 34F in the refrigerator. Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, high pressure to eat sandwiches will be established. Flurries of leftovers can be expected both days with a 50% chance of scattered soup late in the day. We expect a warming trend where soup develops. Early next week, eating pressure will be low as the only wish left will be the bone.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 05:48 pm:

You're so clever, Beverly!!!

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 07:27 pm:

Richard, Mary et all...Say what???? guess I'll stick to the word "degree' for now. I'm impressed with such smart people I hang out with on this site :>) And Beverly what a clever weather report. Mr. Wheatman would be proud! Aren't words fun!?

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 07:57 pm:

Boy, what did I stir up just because I couldn't remember alt 0176 from a couple of years back? Sorry I kept you all from your dinner tables. Thanks for the help and ideas. My Joey Harrington prediction was one touchdown pass off. Are those Lions bad or what?

By Julwisc (Julwisc) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 08:34 pm:


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 09:14 pm:

Nice photos.

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