Tallahassee Area Mensa
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Tallahassee Area Mensa a local chapter of the High IQ Society, American Mensa. The Tallahassee
area serves Florida from the Apalachicola River east through Taylor County including part of
Madison County and even a bit of Dixie County. Our area is also the only area in all of Florida,
Region 10 of American Mensa, to include a portion of Georgia. For a full view of the area we
cover, visit our map.
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98th percentile on an approved IQ test. There are two different ways you can join. One is by
submitting evidence of scores from any of a number of approved intelligence tests that you have
already taken, or you can take the Mensa Admission Test. For more information about qualifying
to join, visit the Join Mensa page.
Robin's Roost - rest your feathers!
Greetings to October. I am sincerely hoping a tropical storm event will not become an annual
thing for September! I hope all of you came through Irma with as little damage as possible. On
Friday before the storm I had bumper to bumper traffic creeping by in front of my house. It looked
like Interstate traffic, lots of semis as well as cars, trucks, and RVs pulling cars. Made me curious
if it was people trying to bypass I-10 only to find out it wasn't working very well. Once the storm
began to impact us, I was without power for a couple of days, long enough to lose some fridge food,
but the freezer was okay (they do well if they are packed with ice packs and not opened). I had a lot
of large limbs down and again have a huge debris pile up at the side of the road. After working for 2
days straight, I have most of the debris field cleared, the rest will have to wait for when I am not
so weary. It was an interesting couple of days with no power, no water, and my phone would not load
things online, everything timed out. So I was truly off-line.
The big excitement came when the power company turned the power back on without dealing with the
large limb that I reported laying across the lines. Loud explosions and a large brilliant blue fire
ensued, the burning limb burned clean through the line, but did not fall burning into my yard (as the
last one did when this happened), it got hung up on one of the lines. The line had to be spliced before
they could get things restored. There are few things in life as wonderful as having running water
restored (I have my own well and pump, so no power means no water). I figure if this IS going to be
an annual event, it may be worth getting a generator for the pump!
I am hoping for a calm, quiet October! Speaking of October, it is election time! Please make your
voice heard and cast your vote in the election for the people who have stepped up to volunteer their
time and serve on the Executive Committee of our local group. Your voice matters!
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