Patty Loveless and Vince Gill — On Down The Line.
What’s on your mind?
hey mary mac — how’s sac tonight?
Sac is beautiful tonight. The weather was really wonderful today. Cool and sunny. No rain. HOT next week, though.
How is the coast?
Aloha, Suz and LLN pups…! Great tune…! How was your ‘weekend’, Suz…?
overcast and not as warm — supposed to get down into the 40′s tonight. :( tis currently sprinkling
aloha tut — it was good, thanks. how’s paradise tonight?
Aloha, Senator…! ;-)
That is too cold for June. Dang it. Do you have firewood inside?
i do and i started that forking fire earlier than i had been. bailey is on one side and token on the other. just like they do in winter.
HI, Suzanne, weather was great here by the sand in SoCal today.
Good taste in music. One of my favorite romantic ballads (from a guy’s perspective) is Vince Gill’s Whenever You Come Around. He was also in a group that put out a great album but can’t remember if the group was Highway 101 or Sweethearts of the Rodeo.
Mixed plate, weatherwise…! Can ya believe it…? ;-)
Was distracted for ten minutes…Hey Suzanne!
I’m in beautiful Nebraska. 100 degrees yesterday. Mrs. Spocko is home in SF where it was 61 and raining.
hey bp — glad ya liked it. here’s a utube of that song. sounds like great weather — how was your day?
Lardy! A friend of mine told me that the cooler weather is cause the pole is melting and is warmer and shifting the cooler weather our way. Hope this isn’t permanent.
my goodness tut. its like forking oregon! we had fresh snowfall up at mt hood just the beginning of last week.
hey ce — how’s ohio tonight?
hey spocko — yikes! i start to melt when it gets above 80. how was your day?
I wish I was in SF. I was looking at my old house on 12th Ave. on the Google tonite. Ah, the good old days. or daze.
i lived in a rental on 8th between balboa and cabrillo back in the early to mid 70′s
I have a dog question. Why is my dog peeing in the house suddenly? Just in one spot. I haven’t caught her doing it yet. How do one make this stop? It is nasty.
T’was a dark and stormy morning”…and it rained and hailed like a SOAB.
We lived between balboa and cabrillo, too. I lived on Parker Ave. from 1974 to 1977. We were neighbors.
hey ppd — how ya doing tonight?
yikes — have ya cleaned it with one of them products that remove the scent so it doesn’t entice her to do it there again?
hey newton — how was your day?
yikes! i get all freaked out at midwest storms — were you worried there was a tornado warning?
pretty good, thanks – How’s the family, Suzzz?
yep. I sent off for a new product and it will be here on Thursday. She is a wonderful critter but something is bugging her. Wally did this and we found out that he was diabetic. But I don’t think that is Suki’s problem. I think something scared her and she won’t go out at night.
Anyone want a dog?
Swell, thanks. Got rain again!
doing good — jen sent me some new photo’s from the day jujube turned 8 weeks old — i put them up at my blog
Today wasn’t as hard as yesterday. I’m dealing with some tough family issues. I’m having to interact with my brother whose view of the world is very different than mine. He is very smart but he can also go on about stuff he isn’t sure about as if he is confident he is right.
Yes, I was. But that didn’t happen. We have very strange weather… and June is normally beautiful. Not so yet. Goodnight All.
i’m so sorry spocko. tis hard to be dealing with tough family issues and having difficulty within the family makes it even harder (((spocko)))
*heh* The latest descriptor is still not a melon, A head of Chinese Cabbage…! ;-)
patty thinks about elvis
the melons are a’coming dood… her veggies are getting bigger and bigger each week
I know, I know…! I see it a’blooming…! ;-)
vince and rodney
I don’t remember if I have posted this but here goes. Stinson Beach.
hey robert — how’s soPA tonight?
oh.. that’s forking gorgeous mary
I’ve been using my energy to help support my sisters. What I find interesting is just how much of my personality was molded in responses to him. Being around him makes me feel incompetent and stupid. I know that over the last few years my writing has gotten better, yet I still feel that I’m competing against a standard he set. I can have dozens of people say I’m smart and have a unique voice, but I know I’ll never get it from him.
For a brief time when I was gainfully employed I felt I was in his “real world” of smart high powered people, but not anymore. I felt like I had finally “succeeded” and then started looking up at the really successful business people who made a ton of money. So even when I won, I still couldn’t win. I ended up so stressed my body shut down for a while. That was a signal to me that this idea of his that I also bought into of what life is supposed to be like is really crappy and straining to fit into it will not make me happy.
Isn’t it great. Here is another one by the same artist but completely different. This one is all 3d. Nature by the Numbers.
garden’s boomin’ now
Alfred Hitchcock! Right? That’s a pretty good impression. Now do Cary Grant.
cool bubble pics – soapy !
patty’s that kinda girl
Now I’ll do one.
“You dirty rat… You’re the guy who killed my brother.
just because it is right for him doesn’t mean it is right for you.
hey sir — how ya doing tonight?
ug. You suffer from an addiction to perfection. It sucks particularly badly when someone you need is judging your lack of perfection, too. It is a no win situation. I have the same problem. For years it went away and came back a few months ago. You are cursed and blessed with the heart of an artist.
got any pix?
*jaw hitting desk*
wow.. that’s forking amazing mary
It’s 1:40 AM in ‘Little Alabama’ and still 70 degrees. In the 90s tomorrow with lows at mid sixties….
Roads in Minnesota, I read, actually melted into potholes….
Why bother using him as a ‘standard’, spocko…? I like ya just the way ya are…! ;-)
Oh, wow, spocko….been there…still am! You just go right on being you. And accept that your brother’s attitude will be a pain now and then. And just keep on going. I performed my first marriage ceremony this weekend, and my biggest fear was that my brother, a guest, would tell me where I’d failed. Some habits die hard! He didn’t, in fact, tell me that I’d screwed up…..but he didn’t have any particularly kind words either. But, what the hell……I did my best and I loved the moment. Keep on loving the moment! And know that you are not alone…..it’s just part of being a human being.
I know. I have watched it over and over.
hey dearie — how ya doing tonight? i’ve been waiting to hear how the wedding went….
i favorited it. wow, eye candy and brain candy
When people ask how I could stand to listen to RW radio I tell them that it’s nothing compared to my brother. The sad thing is that I think he is a disappointed democrat who thought he could find true happiness in punching hippies and embracing “the market” and the law. But it turns out that they didn’t return the affection. Yet, like a rat getting intermittent reinforcement, he keeps waiting to be vindicated again.
doing well thanks – and happy Tuesday to you and the FDL’ers out there…
just got some italian sausages slapped on the grill and some ciabata bread and butter. band practice just wrapped up and it’s time for a late dinner…
*drooling* enjoy dood
Back in ’80, the whole family geared up to reelect Jimmy Carter. My oldest brother is the only Repub among us. When we sat around after the polls closed, he told us he had wanted to vote for Carter, but had voted for Reagan because it was against the law for a republican to vote for a democrat.
It wasn’t the primary. That was the general election!
Older dosen’t cancel out stupid….
Thanks Dearie. Good to see you. I’m so glad you delurked. (Hey any other lurkers come on in, the water’s fine!)
I was talking to some friend’s about what I see in small specific examples within my family and how that gets translated on a macro scale in the country. One thing that distresses me is how the corporate “bottom line” return on shareholder investment permeates everything. So much so that a discussion on splitting up personal jewelry, that should not be about money, but sentimental objects, is turned into, “what will the market pay for the item?” This is painful for me to hear, especially because I know that my sister’s don’t look at the items as things to instantly turn around and sell.
Hi, Suz. The wedding was beautiful. The translator and I were way more nervous than the bride and groom, which was good! The wedding couple are dear friends who asked me to do this for them….and I am so pleased to have been able to have done so. At first the couple was going to go to the courthouse with 8 friends; then it was maybe 20 people and we would do this in my daughter’s lovely garden; then it became 40 people … then 125 and the whole fabulous deal. Some of the bride’s older relatives only speak Spanish, so another good friend translated. It was a blast. A delightful couple of musician/singers for 3 hours (I loved ‘em and told them they were singing my juke box!)….and then 2 hours of mariachis. Just fabulous. And thanks for asking!
Thanks CT. While cleaning out my mom’s closet we found the flowered dress she bought in Hawaii. She kept everything. Even strange little notes from our teachers.
“Spocko has shown himself to be an original thinker. If he focuses his creativity in any one area, he will be brilliant in that area. He needs to focus.”
sounds delightful! i’m so glad it went well for you and everyone had a great time — the next wedding you officiate at will be less nerve wracking
It is a way for people not to feel the loss. We have a country of people who have stuffed their emotions for so long they have forgotten they have ‘em.
I got an email from the Obama reelection committee today.
We can’t leave any matches on the table.
This donor-matching drive ends tonight. Since this morning’s message, there are still people who’ve stood up to inspire someone’s first gift to the campaign — and who haven’t been matched by a new donor.
I need your help to match every last donation. That’s the only way to build the organization President Obama needs to beat Republican challengers who are full-time candidates, able to gather money and support without day jobs to worry about. So to get us where we need to be, and with more than 15,000 people joining this matching drive so far this week, I’m setting a goal to reach 20,000 before our deadline at midnight.”
Now, it’s my understanding they’ve already raised nearly a billion dollars so far; yet they have their hand out to me and others for what little we have left after all the President’s empty broken promises.
like extra-creepy. zoiks.
o’s not going to like the lack of response from those who supported him in the past. candidate obama was who i supported — president obama is not the same
I love getting mailers from both Dems and Reprobates. I bundle up everything, including the envelope it all came in, write a few pithy ideas, and send it all back at their expense. Makes me feel as if I am actually participating in the electoral process!
I think he will get more funds now that he has killed the big bad wolf.
i love those pre-paid return envelopes… and my big blue marker that i use to write a few pithy words on their ask
And I email my Congresswoman, whom I actually respect for voting just as I want her to vote, that she’d better speak up/speak out, because if things continue as they are, no one is going to show up to vote for her!
After my mom’s wake, where I gave one of the eulogies, I was standing talking to some people about the areas I write about. I described my work and how part of my actions helped get Glenn Beck off Fox. My mom’s 74 year old cousin came up and started asking me what was the purpose, didn’t I know that I would help democrats win? Didn’t I know that my parents were life long republicans and that my father would be rolling in the grave if he knew what I was doing and so would my mother. Now my mother was about 2 yards behind him while he was saying this.
He then stated talking about what a disaster Obama was. I started referring to how my mom was proud of my work and that it lined up very well with her Catholic values and that I disagreed with Obama especially when it came to torture and when he carried on Bush policies.
He almost triggered my full response mode where I don’t argue, but ask them questions to show the huge wedge between their professed faith and their right wing political views. I started it and he did that thing wingnuts do where they just pretend you didn’t make a crippling point in their two conflicting world views.
Luckily someone called him away. But I was bizarre to say the least.
With the disaster Obama inherited still as bad as it was back then, it makes me realize the President simply is not as smart as he thinks himself to be. He may have brilliance in other things, but, in many ways, he’s just as dumb as his predecessor….
cover him, spocko
…i’ve always wanted to say that.
He is smart but myopic. He is also an ass.
i’ve got relatives like that myself
In fact, things have gotten considerably worse, but I think that’s because, in the way he has treated his base, he is not as smart as Bush, who hugged his base very close.
Obama’s like the smart kid who understands Euripides, but can’t do math….
*heh* It is is your laser-like focus that I so admire… Especially, when ya dial up the phaser to ‘Kill’…! ;-)
*heh* I’m good…! ;-)
Hi everyone. I’m still getting used to the idea of working 2nd and showing up on line this time of night.
i don’t get that same reaction from ya when i do it
happy lucky 100 tut!!!
hey tuezday — how was your tuesday?
Bytheway, if you haven’t seen the Daily Show out west yet, catch it at the top. Stewart makes up for his soft taps about his friend Weiner. It’s a riot!
i’ve been watching it… dayam, that was forking brutal….
It’s the new drugs I got that help :-)
They even did an episode of the Simpson about my problem.
When Bart is hastily diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, he becomes the latest victim of “Focusin,” a new drug touted to boost academic attention spans.
OMG! Kitties from the Damned!
It was interesting on many levels that I still haven’t processed. My husband attended a deposition regarding a workers’ comp issue, and I went along for moral support. Unemployment has decided he’s committing fraud because he did an odd job while contesting his eligibility. Like we can live high on the hog on $250 a week.
jeez, that’s horrible tuezday — i hope he succeeds in his fight. i’ve been through the california workers comp twice — once before ahnold and once after ahnold ‘revamped’ it….
ADD. I don’t think of it as a disorder but as a difference.
It’s all about the insurance companies in re workers comp…..and their start point is that everyone is trying to scam the system. Talk about stinking-thinking. Perhaps the unemployment system thinks the same. Same with auto insurance companies…..the adjustors think of it as “their” money….and I do know that some of them get bonus money for denying claims or bringing in claims way under value. Sick system.
I’ll have to watch the rerun later…! Oxygen is running a ‘chick flick’ and I have to suffer thru it…! *gah*
I shall bid ya’ll an early adieu tonite, tho…! Aloha Oe…! *g*
I tell you what, what our lawyer told us about workers’ comp was a real eye opener and that was two months ago. At the deposition today, the questions the defense lawyer asked and the info he had was down right fuckin’ scary. But I guess there is a price all the way around on intimidation.
It is really what is tearing America apart: everybody we do business with these days, odds are he/she’s a crook….
I defend depositions on the applicant side, and I’m telling you, most insurance attorneys are not all that smart. They read from a script. I hope your husband has a good lawyer. Do not be intimidated!
there was a huge difference between the way my w/c case was handled in the 80′s and the way it was handled in the 00′s. i had court ordered lifetime medical on my knee and the new order invalidated that court order and kicked me out on my own with an ‘enough has been paid for your 8 surgeries — let your own health insurance pay for any further treatment’ all prettied up in legalese.
Everyone is trying to scam the system because the system is rigged.
Yep, California sold out. Many good applicant attorneys retired or took up other practice. Insurance companies won. But my brother won a big case in CA and for right now, workers are getting a break. Don’t know what it will be like once his case exhausts all the appeals the insurance companies are throwing at it.
Wow, so you got no settlement?
Yep, but it’s when the cancer spreads down to us and we start trying to scam each other that all hope for a national return to sanity is gone….
I think we have a good lawyer. He was recommended by an attorney for the other side that I accidentally called due to a Lexus-Nexus recommendation.
That and he took the case on contingency.
i got a lump sum payout that certainly wasn’t enough to live on much less cover any additional treatment for my knee and back. i was declared unfit for duty and had to take an early retirement
Hey, you’ll get no arguments from me on that one. But my husband is 58, has a ways to go to retirement and Medicare. We are against the wall in this economy. If times were different, I wouldn’t even bother.
On edit my real concern is his knee is still bothering him badly and he has no private insurance.
As far as I know, all w/c cases are contingency….just like accident cases. Lawyer wins something for the client or doesn’t get paid. But in w/c, atty fees are capped by the court…..so w/c attys have to handle huge case loads just to pay the bills. Strange system.
And, robert, that’s what the big-boys want, don’t they. When we are going after each other for scraps, we won’t have time to go after them. We are in a world of hurt.
Hope you aren’t reading some suspicion of scamming on your part in my words. If your husband was injuried and his employer’s negligence/policies caused that injury, he has every right to be compensated.
I was expressing my overall fear of societal decay into dishonesty due to the criminal greed of the top 1 percent….
The point being, he wouldn’t take the case if he didn’t think we could win.
We also had a case for wrongful termination but no attorney would touch it due to the company not having any money, even though it was a slam dunk case.
Well, Suzanne, you have once again hosted a lively LLN….much appreciated. And time to rest and dream. ‘Nite all.
If you don’t cheat, you don’t eat. It has come down to that.
Yes, I’m agreeing completely that society has slumped into decay and if we had universal health care in this country workers’ comp wouldn’t have a reason for being. And insurance, like car insurance, wouldn’t have to carry medical too.
As long as we don’t get to stealing each other’s supper….
workin’ for the man
Wow. what do we teach our children, grandchildren?
Well said. But some of us settle for crumbs…
Our children’s children will be begging for crumbs on the doorsteps of the rich if something doesn’t stop the greed train….
This is really sad, but I’m happy that I didn’t get around to having kids and/or it was too late when I considered it. I’ve left no fodder for the wealthy to play with. They can kill me off early, and I’m now counting on it, but that’s all they will get.
tis about time for me to turn back into a pumpkin, peeps. thank you for letting me hang out with ya tonight
I’m out too. G’nite all.
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