The Brian Setzer Orchestra — Jump, Jive, An’ Wail.
What’s on your mind?
GOP is the new black, who knew?
hey hannibal — how ya doing tonight?
aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight?
hey nahant — the giants fucking destroyed the rangers!!! woohoo
how ya doing tonight?
Doing great, mailed in my ballot today. Ended up only voting for one Democrat, Jerry Brown. That only because eMeg scares the shit out of me. The rest I alternated between Greens and Libertarians. One thing I don’t like, is all the judicial elections. Don’t know a damn thing about any of the judges, so I always just vote no on them all.
evening, Suzzz … firegods
i’m dropping off my ballot in the drop off ballot box in tillamook when i go into town tomorrow. i was pretty happy with my choices here in or-05. been a long time since i had the opportunity to vote ‘for’ instead of voting ‘against’ the worser of of the choices.
Had fun today at the VA they did toe nail recessions on both my big toes this morning and shoot up the big knuckle with cortisone on my right toe because it is being pulled to the right on top of my next toe… All because of MRI contrast with gadolinium which poisoned me in 08…
Tillamook? Are you a west coast cheesehead, Suzzz?
hey ppd — how ya doing tonight?
hiya nahant, ltns
OUCH…. ouch and ouch i don’t like cortisone shots… had more than a few with the knee…
good thanks, how’s everything up north?
tis my closest town but i would not say i’m a cheesehead. i’m more a netartian if based on location
PPDC how ya doing my friend??
another overcast day with rain in the forecast. not as pretty of an overcast as yesterday
good, thanks — how’s everything in RC?
What a great game!
Hi Suz, PPD, nahant, everyone.
I’m going to vote manana at the Board of Elections where I can still use a piece of paper to cast my vote.
Was a nice day made even better by the Giants spanking GWB’s old team … te heh..
hey margot — yay for paper ballots! how’s ohio tonight?
Giants looke like world series champeens … we’ll see how they do in GWB stadium.
Voting woes here – our Old Ones are ineligible to vote since they moved! I talked to Judy about the primaries way back in the Spring and she said they would get their mail ballots. Never asked her again.
Turns out, they aren’t registered at all at their new address. I could just kick myself. Also, belch and I never got our mail-in ballots, even though we registered for the permanent list, and had them for the primaries. I thought we could vote on Saturday – nope.
Gotta go tomorrow or Tuesday.
put me in coach
oh double crap kelly — how fucking horrible
it’s getting chilly, very much like I remember for almost every Halloween for the past umpteen years.
hmmm voter caging Kelly?
Anybody else feel a tad wistful seeing Nolan Ryan sitting there watching his boys getting creamed?
Not going that far with any claims. Didn’t follow up with the Old Ones close enough.
Am pissed off about our (me and belches) mail in ballots though – still going to vote.
steph said it’s gotten down to below freezing at night at her place in colorado — she’s all jazzed.
i’m gonna remind her of her ‘snow enthusiasm’ when she bitches about being cold and will winter never end….
hey newton — how ya doing tonight?
you gonna follow up on why you didn’t get the mail in ballot?
I hear ya Newt but still go Giants. We need a world series win, Bush and Buddies don’t…
Very well, thanks
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr screw that shit I got my fire wood, Stove is just slowly cooking along…
I would never say they should let up.
I like Ryan. Always have.
Hell yes. Still waiting on the Sec of State challenge response on belch’s PRIMARY vote, where they said his signature didn’t match.
Remember? (looking for the linky where I posted that in August re: the Bennet/Romanoff primary)
better report it to bradblog, kelly
was it a link in the comments or a diary?
Will this be her first Colorado winter?
second.. she enjoyed most of the first (she loves skiing and snowboarding) but there were enough whines last winter that i’m confident i’ll be able to yank her chain this winter bwahahahaha
I agree he was a great player.
kewl… you can link to the previous discussion if ya do a diary about this current fuckup. having fucking screwups in consecutive elections is problematic….
Just in time… is this going to be a fuck thread? I’m in! Hi Suz!
I think we didn’t get a response because Romanoff conceded.
But somehow, there is a cockup, because we did not get mail ins. But that’s wrong.
I’ll go brave stomperland anyhow.
hey sb — lln is whatever ya’ll fucking want it to be :) how’s fuckin’ santa barbara tonight?
It’s been a day. And a week. Or three. But at the moment, all is right with the world and I’m happy to be here catching up.
rubbing hands together in gleeful anticipation of your future reports
well Pups my toes are leading me to be horizontal after todays events… Sleep well when ya get there…
Today’s “you have got to be fuckin’ kidding me” was my flat tire while barreling down the freeway. Just a little cherry on top of a pile of ‘em!
FUCK… yikes… i hate days like that. thank goodness you are ok
those fucking tires! and that fucking freeway!
I am very lucky. It could have been a nightmare. I was crabby until I realized how easily it worked out. I’ve been subject to some freaky odds lately. I should either play the lottery or put my money in my mattress!
Here in Pennsylvania’s T (Little Alabama)the masses are gearing up to vote for Toomey.
I, on the other hand, will hold my nose and vote straight dems because I don’t want any share of the responsiblity if those teabag kooks get elected and start taking this country back to Jim Crow, back alley abortions and horse & buggy days.
hey robert — how ya doing tonight?
Oh crap! I’m glad you’re OK.
I was just talking with a friend tonight, and trying to gauge exactly how far back in time the teabags are trying to take us. Jim Crow doesn’t seem far enough, but horse&buggy is closer.
My debut as a published fiction writer was published today. On Amazon in a couple days.
WOOHOO!!! outstanding robert!
Well they don’t believe in gov’ment spending, so we’ll have to chuck our cars when we’re broke from replacing too many axles. Horses will make a comeback.
Thank you. It really was the best version of it. I had no idea… I was driving through a construction zone and thought the noise was from that. A nice woman passing gestured wildly to let me know. Made it to the shoulder and creeped off the next offramp. AAA was there in under 15 minutes.
I guess I can slip a shameless link here on LNFDL when it appears on Amzon?
Congratulations! How long has this taken you, I mean the whole process?
yay for AAA
I don’t remember ball caps like that (one-size-fits-all) in the 70′s, and I’d bet they didn’t wear them turned backwards then.
hey aitch — how’s nc tonight?
Seconded! Especially in a place the size of SB, because the wait is usually short.
Congratulations from me, and the misaligned ones AitchD sent to me instead of you!
I have to get AAA.
A few months ago I heard something wrong but couldn’t see anything, even the mechanic couldn’t. Next day flop flop, the belts were unraveling. I was a block away from a tire store so it worked out.
It’s morning, 56 degrees, clear. During the day, lotsa clouds that aren’t clouds, more like what the ‘nutz’ call chemtrails.
Well, when I retired (Hey teabaggers–with a gov’ment pension! Fuck you!)I decided to go back to my first love. I joined a great writers forum, won a first and some 2nd second place contests with those books coming out in the future; then me and a few other writers form Circle 8 Writers Group (just google Circle 8 writers)and formed our own publishing company.
I really think our Circle 8 writers will be on ‘the View’in two years.
i’m sure that are many lln pups who would love to see that link here at lln when it goes live dood….
Whoa, that Congrats was meant for robertarend @ 64.
LOVE your logo. The infinity sign has always appealed to me.
Whereabouts in PA R U? R U a yinzer?
Well, you could have been remarking on my fine skill at having a flat tire!
Hi Suzanne. How are you?
Hey SB! It’s a tribute to automobile engineering that flat tires are hard to notice on your own car. I’m also a AAA member. We’re practically related!
hey vmt — nice toon — i never could whistle well — how ya doing tonight? i’m doing well thanks
It also means in numeralology lots of money. And we are 8 writers who contributed the stories.
We think we have developed a very innovative business model using all the opportunities of New Media and contemporary publishing. Books are cheap (print or download)but sweet kitchen table stories. Bedtime stories for very busy adults who don’t have time to read something more than 10 pages. We even have a flash fiction section smack dab in the middle as intermission between the standard lenth stories.
Suzanne read the first story in the book already.
Circle 8 Writers Group
Teabaggers are taking the world back to May 15, 1252 (Ad Exstirpanda)
Just relaxin’. Thanks.
Preview of what’s between the covers of Circle 8 Writers Group’s 2nd anthology “Consequences: “Crime & Punishment”:
By Robert L. Arend: a story of a woman attending her own funeral with her murderer.
By Therese Leschmann: a story about child …abuse and revenge.
By Amy Browne: a story of a pet with a huge appetite.
By Angel Sharum: a story about redemption on Death Row.
By Therese Leschmann: Flash Fiction: gang initiations can by deadly.
By Angel Sharum: Flash Fiction: a man likes satin sheets to cheat on.
By Amy Browne: Flash Fiction: does size matter if he’s dead?
By Angel Sharum: Flash Fiction: every woman’s nightmare, classic Sharum.
By Lucinda Gunnin: Flash Fiction: he’s in the house! Meooow!
By Angel Sharum: Flash Fiction: Angel at her most shameless.
By Robert L. Arend: a story of a woman willing to pay a lot of money to prove she can sing.
By Therese Leschmann: a story about the cost of believing God blesses theft.
By Amy Browne: a story of chaotic life in a home for the aged.
By Angel Sharum: a story of a man’s violent revenge against his wife and her lovers.
That’s amazing…I look forward to reading your book!
Sounds like fun reading. I’ll look forward to it.
twas a good one too :)
Now, now the commercial break is over, back to the Giants and kooky teabaggers….
Do you know UtahSavage? She has excellent methods for killing off characters – she’s tried half of them in real life! I think she’s divine.
Is there a primer for the new features? I was away from FDL for quite a stretch, with the dreaded “family emergency” and feel like I’m kind of flailing away.
this post by rayne and the comments have a lotta useful info
One of the Circle 8 writers reminds me of Utah Savage: Angel Sharum. Don’t let her first name fool you. That Alabama sunbeam has killed off more characters than any writer I know of. If you read the book, you’ll see why that one piece she wrote qualified her for my “most shameless” award….
happy 100 robert!!!
margot — you were right — hitting it 3 times in a row *did* break the curse *whew*
Thanks, Suz. I’m digging out from so many things I put on hold that I’m not my usual self. Normally I would find that post on my own. Today, no.
Fuck. I want Christmas presents….
g’evening, Suze & Pups!
It’s ‘my “friday night” and i got to leave early ‘cuz i’d already hit my 40 hrs … no over time the next few weeks :happy dance: we’re all kinda burned out on overtime.
i’m looking forward to voting next week, my district is pretty solidly blue, we lurvs us some keith ellison. Close to bat-shit crazy bachmann’s district, but not close enough to cast a vote against her :(
I remember major league baseball when the players left their gloves on the field at their positions after the inning, and much later when the Pittsburgh Pirates wore their batting helmets on defense.
hey ndfg — doncha just love it when ya get to leave early :) how’s your garden?
“*whew*” is right — you missed by a rch.
I was thinking how Bachmann is almost sweet in comparison to this tidal wave of maniacs e.g. at least she doesn’t dress up in SS uniforms (that we know of…) But of course, I wish you could vote against her.
no kidding… *whew*
I told you.
If that didn’t work you were going to have to go the whole “go get pebbles from under the bridge at midnight on a full moon…” etc.
(Actually that’s for wart removal, never mind)
good beccause i had a bridge real handy when i was in boulder creek (the old wood one) but lard knows where i would have to go to find one up here (laughing)
I think some warts are ET abductions sort of.
I have a sister who lives way out in the boonies who, to this day, is adament a hugh glowing flying saucer hovered over her house back in 1984…
teenagers are. had a friend many years ago tell me that something takes one’s sweet young child in the still of the night around age 11 or 12 and replace it with an evil twin who stays their entire teenage years.
the garden is gonna be kaput in the morning … it’s currently 29° with a projected low of 26° by morning. All in all, i’m quite pleased by how much lawn i dug up, Daughter harvested a lot of cukes, basil, tomatoes, melons, and broccoli over the summer. I tend to forget about that part of the gardening *g*
My dad’s grandma told him how to get rid of warts. Long involved thing but you have to rub the wart with a pebble every day and at the end of a week I think, bury the pebble in the graveyard at midnight. He said it worked.
That explains why my daughter so abruptly changed from adoration for her father to not wanting her friends to see her with me…
As we speak, Linda Moulton Howe is documenting that the recent ICBM communication loss was caused by ET’s.
crap… didn’t include this part:
made as much sense as anything else when trying to explain those difficult years
hahaha, thank the lard for that explanation! They used to blame Madonna’s black bra.
More likely China….They ain’t done with us yet.
No, rilly. I had a plantar’s wart on my foot. Had it shaved a few times by a doc. It hurt a lot, of course. It was big. I was a busboy and a waiter, needed to drink a lot of gin to work. One day, the wart just disappeared. I couldn’t even find a scar. Nothing. Nada.
If you get famous in the next few weeks, maybe you can arrange a debate between Linda Moulton Howe and Seymour Hersh (whose current New Yorker piece seems to finger China).
And that’s why my martinis are always gin: keeps the warts away! On that note, I’m wishing y’all a goodnight. Nice to be back. I’ve missed it here.
g’nite sb – nice to see ya back :)
Aliens? Flying saucers? People from other worlds?
Boy some people are just crazy.
Hey, our corporate traitors who work for the defense industry also sell our technology to China in exchange for cheap labor.
The Chinese are quite capable, now, of bringing our infrastructure and cybersecurity to its knees.
Nuclear warfare is sooooo 20th Century….
hey spocko — how ya doing tonight?
Eh it’s been pointed out to me that I’m named after an alien from another planet who flies around in a space ship. Never mind.
I wish I could have a garden. Just herbs. Yesterday I stripped all the longest oregano stems. The basil was alaways dwarfed after July, after a gecko hung out a lot. I let it go to flowers and seeds now. A baby basil plant is trying to make it, but the sun’s too low for it. I love non-animal life.
It was of course the one man who apologized for 9/11, the one man who had real credibility, who said, the next war will be a cyber war.
I’m talking about Richard Clarke, of course.
*laughing* how very uh ah mmmm logical of ya spocko
Look what the bankers did to Obama: who needs Lee Harvey?
Is that why he keeps his hair over his ears?
Mrs.S has created an amazing boxed lettuce garden. Using recycled materials she has created a planter boxes that have underground water reservoirs. You fill up the box from a tube, plastic covers all the dirt except the part that the lettuce comes out of. It’s amazing.
That’s why Obama kowtows to the banksters, because he doesn’t want to run into a second Oswald….
about time for me to head out folks. hope to see ya tomorrow night for muppets friday
thanks for letting me hang out with ya tonight
Goodnight. Dream good memories.
I was reminded today of a comedy sketch I did back in 2004 to raise money for MoveOn. I played Bush in a press conference. I gave some of the improv troop some questions that I’ve prepared to answer. It was a huge hit. One of the gags I did was the same one that John Stewart uses sometimes where he puts his finger to his ear, “I’m being told”
The question was, “Some people claim that Vice President Chaney controls your actions and you are mostly his puppet.
“I put my finger to my ear and said, “I’m being told I’m my own man.”
I miss making people laugh.
“I miss making people laugh.”
Why did you stop?
even “just herbs” is wonderful. I love biodiversity … dig up the lawn, plant plant plant!
The growth sun hits the front of my apartment where I’m only permitted to have a flag. In the back, it’s all red clay anyway. The grass that grows from it is angry stuff. I could get some barrels and fill them with nutritious earth, but I live close to a market I can walk to, and I can afford to pay what they charge.
‘nite, give your back a sweet rest…
Guess I better get some astral sleep myself.
I rent. I’m a part-time caretaker of a River Birch out back, I slaughter creeping killer vines. The River Birch gave me allergies — first I ever had (I moved South from PA). It wants me to have its babies I figure. I’ve been taking a teaspoon of local wildflower raw honey every day for a year now, allergies stopped.
The things I was confronting was serious. I focused on violent rhetoric and support of torture in the right wing media. Deaths from tainted food. Poisoning from toxic chemicals. Bigotry and racism.
Now it is possible to make torture and those who support it entertaining (look what Fox did with 24) but not funny.
Also, I reached a point in comedy where I would have needed to travel the country going to “the giggle stop” and “Yuck Yucks” as a middle. I didn’t want to. Plus, I was good, but I knew a lot of people who were better (and many of them never went far). Some of the people I came up with went on to big stuff, folks like Margret Cho, I
I miss Bill hicks. We are all bereft.
Happy one-five-oh, aitch!
If anyone is still here, hello.
I needed to be around people IRL tonight. +5 (since 7:00 PM).
Interviews today went well. 5 tough technical questions, and I nailed ‘em.
Got home and found that interview from 3 weeks ago is going with another candidate. I felt really positive on that opportunity… only thing that makes sense to me is they ave a lower level candidate they can hire. That’s life.
Anyway I wanted to hang with RL friends tonight.
Hey wmd. Suzanne’s not here to X her fingers and toes. RL friends are tops: good for you.
Oh man WMD. Sorry I missed you. And sorry about the other job.
You know I root for you every day.
You know what Rodger Sterling says, “When ever God closes a door, he opens a dress.”
- Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man
I’ve got three prospective employers till actively interested. Found 3 more possibles this week too (actually 4, but one was quick to say I wasn’t what they’re looking for).
Saturday October 4, 2014: No Book Salon
Sunday, October 5, 2014 2:00 pm Pacific To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican PartyChat with Heather Cox Richardson about her new book. Hosted by T. J. Stiles.
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