Hello, and welcome to my first discussion of 2018

By JJ
@JolietJake (43112)
January 1, 2018 5:29am CST
Featuring my first moon-shot of 2018. It isn't real crisp, but it is too dad-blasted cold outside (-3 F/-19 C) so I shot it through the front window. Did you know that in real life I was named after Elvis Aaron Presley? True story. I was also named after Richard M. Nixon. And millions of other people. Since they were born first, they were named first, so I was named after them. Funny how that works.
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@marguicha (82634)
• Chile
1 Jan
JJ, you were named after me. And I was named after Patsie. Happy New Year! I was also named after Lucy and she was named after The Beatles song Lucy in the sky with diamonds
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@JolietJake (43112)
1 Jan
Justin Bieber was named after me...not sure how I feel about that
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@marguicha (82634)
• Chile
1 Jan
@JolietJake I canĀ“t help thinking that if I had been his mother, I would have spanked him often until he learned.
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@BarBaraPrz (17952)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
1 Jan
@marguicha I think most of us here were named after Patsie...
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@toniganzon (42733)
• Philippines
1 Jan
I was named after the queen who was beheaded. I don't know what my father was thinking back then when he first saw me.
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@JolietJake (43112)
1 Jan
Hopefully there wasn't a subliminal message there
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@aureliah (5702)
1 Jan
hahahaha. Thats very funny
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@toniganzon (42733)
• Philippines
1 Jan
@aureliah It's the truth!
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@Juliaacv (24365)
• Canada
1 Jan
That's a really good shot. When we walked outside last night to go out for supper, I saw that big beautiful moon shining down on us and I was hoping that you'd get a really good shot of it to share. Guess I hoped right! Happy 2018 I wish you health and prosperity, and a little for the Scar too.
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@JolietJake (43112)
1 Jan
It was just getting ready to go down to my west when I let Scar out this morning
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@Juliaacv (24365)
• Canada
1 Jan
@JolietJake The first supermoon of 2018 is tonight.
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@Bluedoll (17191)
• Canada
1 Jan
We were named after Adam or Eve I guess. That moon might be branching off. cold here too - 27 C last time I checked and colder if you are in a windy place brrrr
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@JolietJake (43112)
1 Jan
Scar seems to have gained some sense...he went out for a couple minutes about 75 minutes ago when we first got up, but since then hasn't asked to go out (or to have a window opened). ...and I spoke too soon, he just jumped on the computer desk and is staring at the window
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@LadyDuck (125944)
• Switzerland
1 Jan
This makes sense, you were named after plenty of people. Happy New Year Michael.
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@JohnRoberts (41763)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Jan
OMG, the moon has been sawed in half!
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@Platespinner (19015)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 Jan
Groan..it's gonna be a long year.
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@JolietJake (43112)
1 Jan
Actually it's not a leap year, so it'll be normal length
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 Jan
@JolietJake it's just gonna SEEM long.
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@topffer (31190)
• France
1 Jan
Were you named after BillyJoe JimBob Brewsucker ?
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@JolietJake (43112)
1 Jan
I'm not sure, still don't know when he was born exactly
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@Madshadi (6979)
• Brussels, Belgium
1 Jan
Curse that tree still blocking your view. And I was just about to say that I was named after a singer too, before I realised the trick
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@JolietJake (43112)
1 Jan
I can walk outside into the alleyway and get a clear shot, but it was too freakin' cold
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@JudyEv (103357)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jan
Very clever. You would have been named after me too.
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@aureliah (5702)
1 Jan
Your first discussion sounds quite funny. I'm made to believe that I was named after and before other billions of people.
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@NJChicaa (31346)
• United States
1 Jan
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@nanette64 (14548)
• Fairfield, Texas
1 Jan
My brain is too frozen to relate @JolietJake .
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@JolietJake (43112)
1 Jan
Yeah, saw your discussion...that is really cold for your part of the country ain't it?
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@nanette64 (14548)
• Fairfield, Texas
1 Jan
@JolietJake Yes it is. We usually only have 'maybe' a week of this kinda cold at the end of January or start of February; so having it now is weird.
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@hiraahmed (349)
1 Jan
haha... And what's your future name?? I mean ever after
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@JolietJake (43112)
1 Jan
That would be Michael Joseph Ratcliffe...I'm also known by many names I can't type here
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1 Jan
@JolietJake hahaha.. To be really I was asking about that names
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@LoriAMoore (9753)
• United States
1 Jan
Didn't you tell us in a post last month or so that there'll be several super moons or something this month?
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@JolietJake (43112)
1 Jan
Wasn't me
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@andriaperry (35619)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Jan
I have no idea what the hell was going through my mothers mind when she gave me this name! Elvis huh?
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@Marty1 (28474)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 Jan
I think I get this but not sure! Hope you and Scar have a wonderful new year and many happy times together!
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@marlina (64621)
• Canada
1 Jan
Good photo.
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@rebelann (34068)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jan
That means I was named after a whole lotta people too .... **jumping up and down, k, fell down**
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@db20747 (1536)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
6 Jan
That has a nice little ring to it. That's pure JJ.
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