Weezer — Keep Fishin’ on The Muppet Show.
What’s on your mind?
hey newton — how’s the west bay tonight?
It’s Friday, there’s Muppets, all is well.
You, my dear?
i’m doing ok…. muppets can always bring a smile, no matter how crappy the week has been
Hi! Stop CA budget cut (year four) for Health and Human Services! Good evening. Demonstrate at Capital building this coming Monday Morning. (I thought it was today).
hey bb — how’s your bay? i’m so glad i’m not in ca anymore — the economy sucks up here but the governance is more about actual governing and not playing all those ca games…
Who you callin’ Peggy? G)
hey sunny — how ya doing tonight?
Mary Landreau is in this one!
Suze! Pups! Weezer!
hey ndfg — how’s your garden?
I went to sign up with a senior volunteer program (1600) to get help with the 1300 homeless kids in our county to mentor them. Then health and Human Services had a strategy meeting to get Dems elected and stop safety net cuts. http://www.health-access.org
you are always so busy bb — always doing good and yet you find ways to take care of yourself too :) an inspiration
Why not this thread?
I love how FDL has a BP relief ad between this thread and the last. Hope springs eternal.
hey chuckindenton — i love clicking on that ad — every time i do, bp has to pay fdl money. makes me get all warm and fuzzy feeling inside
how ya doing tonight? denton texas?
garden is great … my daughter made pesto for supper with big handfuls of fresh basil from the garden. NOM.
Absolutely. I hit that link every time I see it.
I know who is getting paid, and I know who is paying.
taken any pictures of it yet?
Yes, Texas. I lurk @ FDL here and there…I was *slightly* more active in 2005.
i thought i recognized your moniker…. glad ya delurked to ask and hope you click on it many times. how’s the weather tonight?
I take care of me so I can give back in appreciation of what others have given me. I have a lot of ground to cover and it is a good avocation. The RSVP program is dedicated to providing senior volunteers opportunities that fit their passions and qualifications. http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org24657.jsp I think they go national and are 70% federally funded. How is that for reducing the tax burden? Thank you for the encouragement much appreciated.
Hey suz… fine here, but fading fast.
New dishwasher today….. Quiet, but running for over four hours. Hard to believe it’s about saving power.
i don’t think it is supposed to take that long to wash a single load of dishes sunny…. how much more do ya have to replace?
I wash dishes in a steel bowl that water goes into the garden veggies and the dishes are stored in the dishwasher which I have never used. Old fashioned.
Muggy and hot. Staying inside. About this time of year, I start to despair…
I was just thinking back, and I used to read this blog obsessively when it was just Jane and Reddhead. I rarely commented b/c I was struggling to understand the depth/legal/ wtf? of all the Plame stuff. I was just laying back, reading and being turned on to *something*…
i started reading just before redd starting writing here. was fascinated with the smarts around here (still am) –between the front pagers and the commenters, i’m always learning new things.
my mom is in a phoenix suburb and says the humidity is horrible — she loves the rain the monsoons bring but not the sticky
Guess I’m calibrating my sensor :-/
Your new diswasher can average 2 to 3 hours per load, but use 40% less energy than older models. Because your dishwasher may also be equipped with sensor technology (on some models), the very first cycle may run longer to calibrate the sensor…
2-3 hours *per load*? Awesome.
geez… fingers and toes crossed it gets speedier with use
How and what is Christy doing, if you know?
speed of sound
Truly interesting comment, and well done.
last i heard she was doing well — enjoying her summer with the peanut and working on writing a book iirc
And here I thought all these comments you had no sense of humor!
Well played BB!
hey larue — how’s sac tonight?
hey mac — how’s noo yawk city tonight?
lover no good
Designed with a low wattage motor, your dishwasher washes longer, to ensure exceptional cleaning every time.
Let it build, let the melody take shape, let the song play.
It’s a jam classic.
*big sigh* hopefully, you are like me and only run the dishwasher once a week cause it takes that long to get full
Muggy and hot in Ohio, too. Praying for fall.
Miss ya, and Texas Betsy, too.
Please let her know, I am in her debt forever.
hey margot — yuck yuck and double yuck — how ya doing? is it too hot to sleep?
just bully, Suzanne, bully
if’n you don’t mind the heat and the guys drinking Budweiser and screwin ’round
You and her are SO my heroes!!!
Lovely, cool, temperate, and I been jammin so much I got cramps in mah fingahs!
I hope its about politics..:)
Mostly cat food plates. I’ll discuss it with him.
how’s your basil coming along? did it survive the painting of the complex?
That is cool. They swing+Monroe=Goodness.
i can’t remember, i must sadly admit. she’s an excellent writer – no matter the topic
Lord dawg yes, 40 plants, or more.
Picked so much and froze it, in freeezer bags.
And now, ready to pluck about 20 plants, bag them and freeze them.
And about 40 seedlings to repot and grow.
Want Basil? I am the basil dude . . . . *G*
From pickin music to pickin basil, it’s more fun that’s legal north of the Mason/Dixon.
Mr. MONroe did it, but others have captured it’s spirit, and nailed it!
I have a fav Marc O’Connor version, but no linky for it.
I DO have it on some vids, however.
Along with some incredible stuff from the early to mid 90′s IBMA Awards Shows.
And that song is grand . . . thanks for your reply.
you got a w/e food post coming up?
evening, Suz … fireguards
hey ppd — how’s the south south bay tonight?
great grab, sister woman
swinging way low down
good – how’s everything up north?
Big MON, perhaps?
I was fortunate enough to see him in Dallas in about ’90 with, get this, the Dixie Chicks opening, back when they played Bluegrass (and well…) and had gingham skirts.
When Mr. Monroe started playing, he was 20 years younger.
I just watch the first three episodes of “Friday Night Lights” I like it.
I thought it was about football so I stayed away from it. but all our others favorite drama are over so someone suggested this and we tried it. Well written, acted and produced.
I thought Mr. Monroe passed before ’90.
But no mistake, he set the tone, and others have decidedly opened up his chops and taken it far further.
It’s a grand ride, fest to fest, album to albun, over the years!!
I’m a squarenecked puppy . .. . working on mando.
hey spocko — what’s it about then? i thought it was football too. how ya doing?
Ya know, I just can’t foolz ya . . . but I’m here to say I love me Django And Stephane.
N let’s recall, Django lost fingers on his left and right hands in a tragic fire.
Dude made THESE licks, with deformed hands . . .
Him and Stephane, Hot Club Du France.
You can’t PICK that.
Erm . .. .. ..
Well it is about football, but a whole lot more. It takes place in Texas where football is the focus of the town. They use the game as way to talk about life.
heckova case of tunesia
Kind of like the Wire is about wiretaps and pushers and cops but a whole lot more.
you were expecting this?
Django, A Classic Camp Fest Jam Tune!
I could go on all night with Django, Stephane and such . . .
Round about ’97 or ’98. No matter.
No, I have fans and a window AC, I can sleep. No AC in the car so I take iced coffee with me everywhere.
I’m SO sorry . . . did I offend ya?
Cuz that’s NOT what I expected!!!
Dang yer good, and yer killin me!
Too much fun, Suz . . . ;-)
Just smilin and appreciatin that there’s a grasser in the LLN!
I’m in Sacto, CA, where do ya festivate?
Six-string. Bass occaisonally. I dig bluegrass but have been playing alt/roots/ ? for so long that I’m just a listener rather that a player when it come to that style.
Will the circle be unbroken
i’ve not seen that either. i don’t watch much tv other than pbs, nat geo, food network, hgtv, and maybe some history and discovery channel. i’m even worse when it comes to movies… not seen one in years.
Ok, and thanks for pickin, sanging, and holding the doghouse down for the rest of us!
Where you hail from if it’s ok to ask?
Cuz if yer in Sacto Ca region, I got some jams to brang ya to!
yikes! i remember how miserable that is from when i drove up from last year’s meetup with no a/c in a car full of plants that were being killed by the heat… i musta gone through 20 bottles of water between me and the pots.
Back in the late 60′s (or was it early 70′s?), this song and this album by Nitty Gritty, was a HUGE influence on all us kids.
Sweet, sweet pick Margot, and SO many songs on that first double album that turned on so many to pickin!
My parents always joked that they never saw movies. May Dad would say, ‘I think the last movie we saw was Bridge on the River Kwai.”
We laughed at that joke every time.
before she married and settled down
i think my last one was shrek 2 — went with my youngest who is a huge shrek fan. that had to be 4 or 5 years ago maybe.
Can’t hep muhself.
Minor Swing, Django
My dad just loved Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. That was the funniest thing, we both loved the Whole Earth catalog and that band, and there was not a lot else we agreed on. :)
Oh btw if anyone is interested I did a diary today based on reading a post at boingboing from a venture capitalist about homelessness and the current economic crisis. Here’s the short summary and here is the link
Why Fiduciary Responsibility Beats Moral Responsibility
What can be done as a rich human person vs a rich corporate person when they realize the corporate fiduciary goals aren’t compatible with moral human goals?
It’s very hard to convince the people running corporations to put moral responsibility for people over their fiduciary responsibility for the company. If they fail their fiduciary responsibility they can be fined, fired or go to jail. A moral responsibility can be spun. “I give to charities. I give to churches. I pay taxes.” But many rich powerful people are going beyond immediate fiduciary responsibility to a company. They are also funding right wing think tanks. lobbyists and other groups who actively work to create the current situations that many people are in, as well as hurt groups that are working to help people.
I question one concerned Venture capitalist about how his actions, outside of his corporate fiduciary actions, supported or fought against the current human suffering in our economy.
wandered away from the computer for a while … larue, Daughter used the recipe from Deborah Madion’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.
1 or 2 plump garlic cloves
3 tbsp pine nuts
3 cups loosely packed basil leaves, stems removed, leaves washed and dried
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano
2-3 tbsp grated Pecorino Romano to taste
2 tbsp soft butter, optional
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Daughter uses a food processor: process the garlic, salt, and pine nuts until fairly finely chopped, then add the basil and olive oil. When mooth, add the cheeses (and butter if used) and process just to combine.
More Swang, Siuz!
i tweeted and recommended it spocko. tis an excellent diary
That original double album changed a lot of music, changed a lot of kids, changed a lot of wanna be plaryers.
From country, folk and more it featured heroes galore and opened up a galaxy of stars to people that had NEVER heard of Mac Wiseman, Doc Watson, Vasser Clements, Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin (KING of Bluegrass!) and more.
Great great album!
Bless ya for branging it up!
Denton, Tex-ass. Long time since the days of Lyndon…
happy 100 margot!
Phookin LOVELY NDFG!!!
Tell daughter I love it!
I don’t use the butter, but I add splash of worcestershite, and hot sauce.
And I toast/roast the nuts I use, be they walnuts or pine nuts.
She got it goin! I’m impressed, and bookmarking that one!
Thank you very much.
swang and bang (edit — sorry, i had teens in the 90′s)
lyle and john
I’ll break it down to a (some would say, “latte-drinker concern”..) historic preservation. The mantra here is, “property rights trump all…”. So, we are legally left with trying to somehow ‘existentially?’ convince developers to not tear down historic buildings?
To me, it speaks more to a “freedom/capitalist” meta-mentality, more than anything.
Peanut Sisters Salt Pointers
that’s the same lyle and al dood
tis about time for me to head out folks. thanks for letting me spend a wee bit of time with ya tonight and for helping create the soundtrack to go with our conversations.
see ya tomorrow nite for cartoons — g’nite *le poof*
sorry, and got caught up listening to your lyle …nice
can you straighten up my mess?
Hoss, Texas is all it’s own.
And it will sail or fail, without the rest of us.
(Can we keep Austin?)
And a grand blessin to ya lassie . ..
Yeah, Tx loves to go on about its “independence…”
Texas aint all its own. I’m from St. Louis. There are alot of trasnsplanted
notherners, freaks, intellectuals, independents, etc. who don’t subcribe to the status quo. It has a populist streak going to Maury Maverick, LBJ’s father…
…and, yes, Austin (and Denton), you can keep…
Weezer. A group that lives up to their name.
Good morning. Anyone here?
Good morning, pups. It’s Collins, Blow and Herbert today. In “Let’s Make it Real” Ms. Collins says in the age of “Jersey Shore,” there’s a dissolving boundary between reality and reality. She also seems to know way, way too much about reality TV… Mr. Blow, in “Obama’s ‘Race’ War,” says the fight between the left and the right over which side is most racist is really about the president. Will he step in to stop it? Mr. Herbert, in “A Sin and a Shame,” says so long as American corporations keep squeezing their work forces, there can be no real economic recovery.
Here they are.
The coffee and tea are ready, the cold drinks are in the fridge, and I’ve got a variety of bagels with cream cheese and fresh fruit. It’s too hot this morning to think about cooking. At 6:00 it was 82° with 98% humidity, which does not bode well for the rest of the day. I’d better stir my stumps and get out and water before the real blast furnace starts. Have a great day.
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