The O’Jays – What Are You Doing New Years Eve.
What’s on your mind tonight?
aloha ct — how’s paradise tonight dood?
hey bb — how’s the bay tonight?
newton! how’s the bay area tonight dood?
Not too shabby, I won’t tell ya the temp tho…! ;-)
Better now. Got some O’Jays going.
Anyone seen petro?
Hey y’all – was Santa good to everyone?
smart move dood — it snowed in portland and totally forked up the evening commute
hey that guy — how ya doing? you feeling better?
Hey Suzanne, Newt, CT, and BB
didn’t he say he had company or something and wouldn’t be around?
i think — could be totally wrong
hey wigwam — how ya been?
I’m better but not all the way back – still making bleh at times…but I’m not having coughing fits that almost set off a migraine any more.
CT Sunny Suz Newt Hi
Full Moon Over the Islands ukelele music wafting through the palms with a light breeze? Life is good politics is baad.
Doin fine. Couldn’t help adding late fuel to the latest anti-FDL fire at Dkos just now.
Hey Wigwam, what’s goin on?
the portland evening commute is still going on — at 10pm at nite. the freeways are still packed with folks trying to get home.
sure glad i’m on the coast and dealing with rain.
a big improvement :) good news thatguy
*heh* For some strange reason ya’ll think life’s a beach over here, eh…? ;-)
You’re a naughty one, eh…? ;-)
Loved your e-card and wishing you the same! Very cold here (for Cleveland) and will be even colder this weekend. MrCE ripped out parts of the kitchen ceiling today and fixed the leak from the overhead bathroom. Our house is 98 years old. We will watch the hole for leaks, wish for the best, and make plans to fix the hole with a trap door for future problems. Oh, Joy! I really know how to have fun on New Year time.
There is a certain therapeutic benefit to it. Or so I am told… I myself have not engaged, however.
*runs and hides in corner*
hey ce — yikes — fingers and toes crossed for no ore leaks. how’s ohio tonight (besides cold)? snowing?
linky? or would that be bad form?
Oh dear, I’ve been there. ((ThatGuy))
the anti-janes are not gonna like this either
Btw, Suz… I’m a big boy now… I posted a dairy all by my lonesome today…! ;-)
No snow until Thursday. I’m looking forward to a full moon, even with the crazies.
HEY SUZZZZ! No plans, are you asking cause you’re available????? (Asking what we’re doing New Years Eve)
[Whoops, did I just say that out loud? Dammit]
Been checking the Seminal listings (admittedly not going to The Seminal cause with my damn computer I have to change to “InPrivate Browsing” and sign in all over again), but checking the listings I didn’t see your post yet.
Sorry to harp on it, and I should probably leave it alone after this post, but damned that was eloquent, and damned I’d be interested in hearing their response.
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!
hey ofguy — i’m gonna be here nye — doing my usual late late nite post. i’ll have a post up fri re the followup on my letter
The poor babies.
wow, time for you to start wearing big boy pants now? (laughing)
And I’ll be here, too. We have big plans to stay by the fire and have popcorn at midnight. Maybe even some eggnog!
Not in Hano?
Ahh, ok. Thanks. I never did get a response, and I know damned well I checked the box that requested a response. Does that mean Obama lied? WOW, THAT WOULD BE A SHOCKER!!!! wouldn’t it?
reminds me… i’m outta eggnog — will have to try to find more tomorrow.
i got one — dood wudda been better off not responding — still trying to write without using a gazillion swear words — is why i’ve saying friday
Damn, I should send you some of my English fruitcake!
Hi, Suz. How are ya? Good evening, firepups.
the famous grouse fruitcake?
hey pastfedup — how ya been?
lol, and I still SOOOO wanna read the response with ALL the swear words!! lol.
Much more…. entertaining that way.
The one and the same — damn it is fine!
my mama is a fine southern lady and taught me how to cut without cussing.
i gotta remember to do that more often — get in touch with my bless his little heart side
enough grouse will make anything fine :)
Nice choice of pix – yearly kos.
Doing well. It’s been snowin’ today, with more tomorrow.
What IS up what that whole thing? I really just don’t get it. Hell, if Satan himself showed up and advocated for Single Payer, Universal health care free at point of service for all, I’d sign and loudly endorse his letter.
I dunno, guess I’m missing the backstory, or not understanding the big story. I just don’t get the whole big deal over that thing. Sorry.
the first one irrc
Out of four years baking, this was the best. I think that Famous Grouse is to blame…plus five pounds of fruit and nuts. We just had some, delicious!
Here’s the link to my comment, which take about the second and third paragraphs of a way long and incoherent diary: http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2009/12/29/11541/789/?pid=0#c1289
I shouldn’t be so obsessive. But, hey.
i’ve never tried making one but you have inspired me to try to remember to try to maybe make one next year. now that egregious sent me a very long and colorful paper chain and candy cane, next year i have no excuses — i’m gonna have to do a tree and start baking again.
lol, my momma is a fine lady too (IMO), but she must’ve failed that whole teaching thing.
Which is a good thing. I now have an excuse. It’s my momma’s fault I’m sometimes a profanity filled dick.
Only problem is… it’s really not her fault. Dammit, that leaves me at fualt doesn’t it. Hate when that happens.
It’s like the verbal equivalent of Lord of the Flies. Many of those folks over there have gone completely tribal. Major insanity.
…get in touch with my bless his little heart side
You…? Bwhahaha…! Your cop instincts won’t let ya do it…! ;-)
i’m sure your mom blamed your dad’s side of the family at some point….
*laughing* i used my southern drawl and mad mom voice (and look) often when i was working the streets.
After a lifetime of baking up a storm, and then retiring the last five years or so, I made this fruitcake, and a recipe from Everyday Food, “blackbottom coconut bars.” These will be the only two things I’ll bake at Christmas from now on.
I will send you the recipes this winter.
Goodnight all!!! Work tomorrow.
g’nite ce – thanks
…..snowball zinging across the country towards Oregon….sees Suzanne with Teh LQQK….snowball turns around and heads on back
hey egregious — i just told the pups about you taking away my excuses for next year
LOL, made me laugh.
Still can’t believe that sweet Suz was a cop. Must’ve been TOTALLY different from her personality here.
i was either your best friend or that bitch with the badge. the attitude ya show determined which one ya get
Happy to hold onto them for you, in case you ever want them back. That’s what friends are for.
When you say “over there” I guess you mean at Dkos? I’ve never browsed or read there (other than links from here), but I just really don’t understand the hoopla over that letter. Here or “there”.
don’t give me an out eg — i’m gonna need some major kicking uh motivation to force me to do christmas after 6 years of not.
I’ve always loved fruitcake. I used to cut it real thin, put a slice in a toaster oven with butter and then drizzle hot honey on it. Mmm. Or eat some with cream cheese.
Reminds me, I should find that Amish friendship cake recipe
hey margot — how ya doing tonight? i’ve never met a fruitcake i’ve liked but i’m willing to give ce’s a try.
wow its warmed up. was 37 from sunset through 9pm but now it is 43 outside. always warms up before we get hit with another storm.
Maybe I’m bluffing when I say I’ll give them back [smiles sweetly]
Few days ago I smelled false flag OPS. Long post that. EVERY BODY WHO HAS A LAPTOP IS NOW ON THE LIST
ha — weather dood just said a very warm and wet system is headed here new years eve.
*smiling sweetly in return* why thank you dear
An excellent article, Suzanne. Thanks for that link.
The southern girls here are laughing…they get it
you are most welcome wigwam
Doing fine, enjoying the company here at the Lake. Nice song, thanks SUz.
*waving demure wave*
It’s truly bizarre behavior. At most it should be a tactical dispute between Jane and a few others about the best way to get better healthcare.
thank you for noticing and listening to the video i selected margot *cough cough*
i didn’t know the ojays did this song until i starting playing around in the utubes looking for a good version for tonight.
lol, I was born when Dwight D. Eisenhower was President, that’s ALL I’ll say about my age, but I got one, ONE, ticket my entire life, and it was when I was 16 years old. Just the other day, I got my second. And I still say I wasn’t doing 71 MPH (which is what his radar said), PLUS, I was as absolutely, perfectly polite as a human being can be.
Result? I have my second ticket in my lifetime to pay for.
Sorry Suz, but sometimes they (the cops) come in with pre-determined outcomes, no matter your (or my) attitude.
*heh* I got scolded by Tex Betsy at the Beach Haus over the length…! She asked me if I could pare down the quotes…I told her I’d already pared it down significantly from the source material…! ;-)
Btw, it’ll get posted there in the morning…!
I learned a lot from my deep southern roommate. One of my favorites: it’s not ok to criticize or avoid your crazy/drunken/whatever.. relatives.
You’re supposed to dress them up, sit em in the parlor and show em off.
hey ppd — how’s the south south bay tonight?
i hear that — i found a way that worked for me when i was on the job — and i freely admit i am a much nicer person now. not so quick to get riled etc.
dayam straight! ya gotta have a (insert type here) relative otherwise life is boring
i was born in 54 — we must be around the same age
Yeah, that’s what I’ve been thinking. I just don’t EVEN understand the conflict. I’ve even read and tried to understand the arguments (from BOTH sides), and I still don’t get why there’s such a fuss. Over a letter???? I dunno, I’m sure it’s cause I’m missing something.
change of any kind requires courage. some people don’t handle change well. is how i see it
just fine, thanks — how’s everything up north?
Mmmm, doo wop soul! Nice choice, Suz.
And remember-drop the fruitcake, take the canoli.
Yeah, I think I remember commenting recently that we were close. Just can’t recall what thread or post led to that, sorry. But yeah, we’re defintely close. In age. In looks, you win hands down. But age, yeah, we’re close.
snowing but not here!
hey emerson — they sure are smooth.
didja make some?
Just joining the party….been watching the Kennedy Center Awards….the best thing on TV each year. Mel Brooks, Robert deNiro, Grace Bumpry, Dave Brubeck, Bruce Springsteen this year. Wonderful. If you missed it, look for it.
Warm and wonderful in Oxnard. Lousy 2009, but this lovely program of deserving honorees is always a good thing.
*laughing* i avoid cameras for a reason dood…
hey dearie — dangit i forgot that was on tonight. how’s those grandbabies?
I too am confused about the feelings/emotion aspect of this. It all has a very high-schoolish quality to it.
Anyway, I’d like to see some of the MSM pick up on it and get Grover-and-Jane’s call for an investigation some much-needed publicity.
I had an uncle that I think someone said fell into the coal celler on his head when he was little. I took that very literally but maybe they meant it differently…
Hey Dearie, hope things are going well.
Tom Tommorrow’s 2009 year in crazy awards are out.
not yet, but my mom does. She taught me to make homemade ravioli and cappelletti this year though. The verdict was I did well.
Glad to hear it cuz I recorded it. *g*
Suz, love me some Ojay’s! (Backstabbers!)
CT-GREAT post hoss, said so at it, too . . . . gave it the recd . . . . shared some thoughts.
Thanks for posting that. Should be interesting to see the reactions at RP.
Suz, given it’s six years since the last tree, I’d suggest you begin practicing immediately for next year.
When the rain stops, get a tree. Do the decoration thingy, buy lights, put them up around the house.
Take the tree down every 3 weeks, and get a new one, repeat.
By next year you’ll be in top form. Sides, the cheer will sustain you and brighten your day and make your pets happy, also. You DO want your pets to be happy, don’t you . . . . LQQK?
No more whinin gal, get to it . . .*G*
Interesting watching Obama and wife bebopping to both Brubeck and Springsteen….and imagining all that ‘might have been’…. I still want my vote back, but I see the potential that sucked me in.
most excellent dood
hey larue — how’s sac tonight?
btw larue — i’m ignoring your ‘helpful hint’. nice try tho
Jon Stewart: Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan had a baby and left him by the side of the Jersey Pike —- Bruce Springsteen. emerson can get the exact quote when he watches the show. It was really watchable!
OK, I just cheated and FFed to Bruce introed by Jon Stewart, who made me homesick for NJ for the first time in many years.
The whole show looks amazing.
oh crap i didn’t watch jon thinking he was reruns this week
And, yeah, what’s all the hyperventilating about? If Jane and Grover (the weasel) can get the attention of both sides, how is that bad? Obummers aren’t listening to the progressives anyway….might as well up the ante!
We’ll just take up a collection and have the tree delivered. Yes, we love you that much.
Sac’s sorta rainy, in the lo 40′s . . . wussy rainy. I HATE that . . .
*laughing* i BREAK cameras for a reason…
No, that was Jon at the Kennedy Center Awards introducing Springsteen……pulling up his Jersey cred. He was good.
as long as you are paying — have them set it up and take it down for me while you are at it :)
oh double crap
Maybe they did *g*
The Boss wasn’t on the ballot. As for Obama, few people who voted for Change We Can Believe In thought that we’d be getting a third Cheney term.
That was great, dearie! The love-child of Bob Dylan and James Brown, abandoned by the side of the road between exits 8A and 9 on the Jersey Turnpike. Too much!
Long as you promise to take good notes . . . and don’t forget, this is for your PETS, as much as it is for you.
You DO want your pets to be happy? *G*
Whattaya think Bailey could DO to an XMAS Tree ornament or 50?
That’s for sure. Talk about hope-a-dope. I’m still smarting…..
Yeah, James Brown…..thanks for correcting for me. All the honorees seemed to enjoy the various artists who sang their songs, said their words……I’ve always enjoyed the Kennedy Center Awards…..really a good thing.
I’m in for $10. of that. And a fin for decorations.
Hope-a-dope — that’s classic.
sorry folks. i got hit with a bad case of the tireds all of a sudden.
thanks for hanging out here with me tonight — please don’t let my heading out cause ya to also leave. there’s a fresh pot of coffee on the counter and the keys to the liquor cabinet are on the 3rd post from the left.
I can’t claim it…..but I certainly picked it up on this blog! I come here for both intelligence and wit.
PPDC, how are you doing?
Tuck in and stay warm, Suz.
Aloha, Suz… Sleep Tight…! ;-)
night, Suz – take care
I think it’s good you sleep a few hours anyway, Suzanne. G’nite.
Just fine, thanks — have a good Christmas holiday?
Totally OT, but I hear that there’s talk of finally maybe profiling fliers. I mean, really! Some dude with a one way ticket, no luggage and maybe no passport gets on a plane with bomb-junk in his panties and no one stops him, while grandmas with grandbabies in arms get felt up/patted down by TSA folks (at least they are non-union … /s) is just nutty. When grandmas with their grandkids in arms start to try to blow up airplanes, then — and only then—will I cheerfully tolerate the current system. Amen. And. Also.
Nite Suz, sweet dreams.
I have the best Christmas’ every year, thanks. How about you?
Another Chanukah marathon again this year
Wow-Sting singing “the Rising” with a full choir. Someday, people will really hear that album for what it is-a fervent cry for peace in all languages and cultures. Sheer genius.
My best friend used to celebrate both Chanukah and Christmas, but he used to come to our house for Italian food on the 25th.
Amazing, huh?! And Dave Brubeck.. (and I know nothing of jazz)… was treated to the surprise of four sons playing for him. Just an amazing show. And it’s like that every year.
I want to hear more about ravioli. Any secrets you’re willing to share?
I encouraged Feast of the Seven Fishes this year….and I’m Danish/German heritage but my daughter married a full Sicilian. We managed crab dip (my father’s recipe) and lobster tails and some dungeness crab. I want to learn to make calimari in something wonderful….or even just plain fried. We’ll work on it as my daughter’s sons grow up.
Now I’m re-winding to the beginning, Dearie. This is the best line-up I’ve seen, and I watch every year too.
Maybe I’m just old enough now to know the honorees better. :-)
Good food is the original community organizer.
I like that! And I’m sure it’s true.
Unless we can find that epigram somewhere else, I just invented it.
Yes. Only use Pecorino Romano Cheese with ground beef mixed with veal, along with spinach. Make sure each is closed well with a fork. It’s no fun if they open.
Use the same filling for the cappelletti minus the spinach. Cappelletti in turkey broth is heaven. Double fold by hand (no fork). This year out of 679 caps, not a single one opened.
Seconding Dearie. I like that too.
I like it. Throw it out on a few more threads….this is a group that likes food. It’s yours…and it’s good.
Dull Sicilians? Is that possible? *g*
Agree. I think you own it, PPDC.
Recently we had a delicious community organizing event at nahant’s, didn’t we?
You read before I edited~ full Sicilian. And, for laughs, their baby twin boys are blue-eyed! There was some Greek consorting going on in history, I think. There’d never been a blue-eyed kid until my daughter’s husband married my Danish/German/Scots/Irish girl. If they didn’t have so many of their father’s attributes, there could be trouble…..but they so do!
That was great! But I messed up bigtime. I made a ton of homemade crescia (Italian cheesebread) and I forgot to hand it out to departing pups cuz you and I were perusing books in the iguana room!
Do they live close by so you can enjoy your grandmahood in person regularly?
They do. Just 30 minutes up the pike, so to speak. I’m really enjoying them. My daughter and I took the twin boys to Montana to see my other daughter and her family recently…..which is why I often comment on the insanity of the TSA…and the fact that Bozeman Airport apparently hates me. Gotta laugh. Traveling on little planes with two baby boys turned out to be fine….the humming of the small planes was better than driving them around the block to quiet them down…..they went to sleep before we were airborne. They are delightful little boys.
Hah! Well that explains it, at least the full Sicilian part…
Actually, the blue-eyed Italian look is just beautiful.
We sure enjoyed that homemade crescia.
Travelling with little kids can be a challenge. Gives a different context to an orange alert, eh?
Thanks, making ravioli file opened here.
The best I’ve had has been served as appetizers in la-di-da restaurants. Never enough! Do you hand roll it or use a pasta machine?
With beer, there is nothing better in the world. Having some right now, and trying not to eat the whole round.
Well, good luck with that, emerson.
I’d call 911 right now before you OD on that bread.
Hand roll. We got my grandmother a machine one year, but she only used it once. Nonni taught us to do everything from scratch. She said that’s where the love comes from.
Having to de-shoe and de-jacket little boys (not quite a year and a half) and haul them through the scanner while their mom was being super-screened because she was bringing baby food along was quite challenging. Worrying that we would miss the cut off time posted at check in. And then being told our plane was 3 hours late…..you just gotta wonder why the airlines are so nasty. Thank goodness my daughter has wonderful little boys who cooperated……and thank goodness that my daughter and I travel so well together. But we are scheduled to make a big trip to Italy next spring with 10 other people…..and who knows how we will be troubled?!
LMAO-yeah, it’s not really low-fat, eh?
International travel presents a whole other set of problems these days. Hope all goes well for your family.
Know what you mean. I’ve pretty much stopped flying since I showed up on a bogus no-fly list. Used to fly to Notre Dame for a football game every fall, but haven’t been in about 6 years now.
If I fly to Italy at this point in my life, I’ll probably just stay there.
When a food tastes so good that it should be regulated as a class 1 narcotic, Houston – we have a problem.
night dearie – take care
I get that. My mother used to knit me dresses. Wondrous things they were. I’ve still got one – it’s imbued with love.
time to turn in — night all
I really have to make an effort. The most effective trick is I cut off a few pieces and freeze the rest in the back of the freezer.
That’s amazing Sunny. That had to take months! I think you should patent “imbued with love.” What creative people here at the Lake.
Try putting it in the social security lockbox, then hide the key.
But, will there be anything there when I open it?
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