Lowell Fulson — Reconsider Baby.
What’s on your mind?
Wireless at last. Suz!
hey nonq — woohoo!!! how fast are you zooming the innertubes now?
hey newton — how was your day?
Nice. Cooled off, we even got sprinkles
woohoo newton! i had some sunshine for a bit today and no rain :)
Now if you can keep it that way for a week or 3, you may get some growth in those flowers…
i think the # of days with sunshine in a row record is currently 3
Actually not all that fast, but it beats dial-up except for the cost, which I don’t think is worth it to continue after the 30 day trial. Five gig monthly limit, $10 a gig. My teen is going to blow through the monthly limit, in a week. I am not getting a steady tube feed, but it isn’t taking three hours to play three minutes of music.
Otherwise 76 degrees today, harvested the first couple of quarts of raspberries this morning, we could use a nice rain shower to keep the dust down.
Actually not all that fast, but it beats dial-up except for the cost, which I don’t think is worth it to continue after the 30 day trial. Five gig monthly limit, $10 a gig.
That there is some serious Merikan exceptionalism.
Great stuff, never heard of him!
You amaze me!
But MY FAV Lowell.
Feets Don’t Feel Me Now!
Is allas thus dude named Lowell . . .
Blues nite is it?
Hope ya got some old Chi TOWN que’d up . . . Paul, Mike, Elvin, Mark Naftlin . . . that kinda blues . . . ;-)
You always amaze . . .;-)
ouch gig limits suck. especially when there is a teen at home
hey tuez — how ya doing tonight?
hey larue — how’s sac tonight?
I’m doing fine Suz, et tu?
I’d send ya some sunshine if I could. Got it in spades.
evening, Suzzzz … firegods
its not been one of my better days. full moon tonight
hey ppd — how was your day?
Hey did anyone catch this, it was up at Ablog.
Not music but tres cool.
isn’t that amazing!
Sorry to hear it hasn’t been a good day.
I had a good day. I found Ranier cherries on sale, finally. Can’t afford them if they aren’t on sale. So the hunter-gather in me is damn proud.
On edit: It’s the little things
The local copper-line phone co has been promising DSL service, similar speed to this low reception wireless, no limit, $5 a month more than my current phone bill. Not holding my breath. I got on the list in early June, they were definitely bringing it in, in July. Yawn.
I think if more people had close encounters with large sea critters like that the world would be a better place.
Here, manatee encounters are not uncommon. They like to have their armpits and backs scritched. It’s illegal to “molest” them but who is gonna turn down something that size asking for a back rub?
what makes rainer’s special?
Raspberries! Cherries (I bought a few of the sweet cherries from the bulk pile last month, I’m with you on the cost).
I just had a bowl of strawberries and blueberries with a dollop of yogurt just now for my bedtime snack.
when i switched from dialup to dsl, it seemed so fast in comparison.
tejan — wow, that sounds wonderful! how was your day?
There is no reason anyone in this country still has such shitty internet. It’s too bad you have to suffer.
Well now that you ask, and ruined my fantasy of having “special” cherries, I’m not sure. Well they taste good and are a different color than regular cherries, is that enough?
good thanks, Suzzz — how’s everything up north?
That there would be my breakfast smoothy
So cool it’s insane . . . temp wise.
Best it’s ever been in 23 years.
what color are they? i’m totally clueless — i only know ‘cherry’ and not the varieties other than bing and maraschino
They are yellow and red, kinda like a cherry sized peach.
and wine, forgot about the wine
i think i’ve seen those but don’t recall tasting them. are they called rainers because they are washington state cherries? i’ve heard wa state cherries are among the finest in the land
i’m back to wearing fleece
My day was not bad. 101 degrees by afternoon; for once, I was done fairly early with my running around.
Farmers’ market in the morning – late though, so got some tomatoes that still need to finish ripening. Nice peaches, though. The berries were from the regular market.
Went to the mall (gasp) to Sephora to play with makeup…a little retail therapy. Rarely buy anything, but it’s fun to try stuff way out of my price range. Young salesperson patted on highlighter around one of my eyes and took me to a mirror under bright light to look…couldn’t see a thing. So, no sale. Disappointing; was hoping for minus 5 years, at least. ;-)
Heh, Stoned, Oh The Water!
Lol. I’m so lazy and rushed in the am I don’t have time to run the blender. Gotta eat it at night.
Those sound pretty special. The Rainiers might be the same as our Bings. Our area was once Wisconsin’s largest cherry producer. Geez, our county listed is in the wiki. Montmorency and Bings are growing in orchards less than a three minute pedestrian stroll away.
crap.. that was supposed to be in reply to larue
its been one of those days
Here’s a link.
Maybe it is best to remain Rainer “naive”. It’s safer on the pocketbook. On the other hand, they are only available a month or two a year.
wow, thanks tuez
Ooooh. I never see either of those in the store for sale…although I noticed at the fancy grocery today the cherry pies were Montmorency cherry pies. What’s the big deal about that type? And do they not travel well or something?
Cherries in general are special and we only get them for such a limited time each summer, so eat up, expand your horizons, empty your bank account and eat cherries.
Fleece is better n 100F Sistah, n EWE know it!
M’lady Of Teh Lake I get lucky sometimes.
ubetcha dood — i start to forking melt once it hits 84
Not beat a dead cherry thread to death, but Bings are definitely not Rainiers. They must be pretty fragile, as they were out when the sweet ones (no variety name given) were, but more expensive. And not available in bulk to take just a few.
Apparently the Montmorency are sour, therefore best for pies. So, nonquixote, you live in Door County? I’ve heard of it as a lovely, natural, remote-ish place to vacation. No wonder you don’t have high-speed internet. But you can walk to cherry orchards in compensation.
Ah, here ya go: http://bit.ly/pbdQ7j
i once had a beau sing this song in my ear when it played on the radio
had a soft spot for van ever since
i love sour cherry pie
I think they require a particular climate and soil and they are the main pie cherry in most commercial cherry pies at least in the states. I see they are available dried and frozen via the mail-order route. As kids we were black with sticky juice by 10 AM as the growers recruited literally every child who could walk, in the village to hand pick them each season. That was our county fair and new school clothing money. Mechanized harvest came in about 1966.
Yeah, me 2 . . . still can’t figger out why we is here (cue laff trac).
Wow. An old-fashioned childhood, huh?
eCAHN was making sour cherry pies a couple weeks ago.
I wish the fancy store would make mini pies…not only will I not pay the price for their pies, they’re way too big for me, and I don’t have parties to share them. If I bought it, I’d likely eat the whole thing.
The same could be said of the orange groves in Florida in the 50s and 60s, as my husband recalls. Fortunately, oranges ripen in the winter.
Cherries are just good, regardless of the name. Can’t say the same for oranges.
Oh, and Suze, I’m so sorry there seems to be no summer for you this year. Fleece in July. Sad.
Climate change is just a myth, y’know.
Well. That beau had his stuff goin on . . . great song, great love in it.
I could easily see how ya mighta been swooned by it.
I woulda used it, for sure . . I think in 8th Grade I used Browneyed Girl for the same reason. But I got dumped after. ;-)
as larue pointed out — i do better in fleece than melting in high temps. i’ve truly become a pacific northwesterner in body and spirit :)
Okay, again not music, or animals but pretty cool.
There’s a whole book out about why and how the US Ag industry destroyed the tomato. It’s of course, what we expect – making a packable, pretty so-called vegetable/fruit, not one that tastes good.
But the author goes into other aspects of why the effort and result is a bad, bad thing…the virtual enslavement of tomato pickers in Florida, the decision to grow ‘em in Fl because it’s close to a large part of the market rather than because the soil or climate is suitable for tomatos, etc., etc.
I’ve heard him interviewed a couple times on radio, but of course, forget his name and the book title. Shouldn’t be too hard to find if you want to depress yourself.
Reinforced my opinion that buying tomatoes out of season is just dumb.
Born and stayed here, and I can simply ask and offer an easy barter of some sort with my next door neighbor to pick all I need for the winter. Until 20 years ago, if the bridge was out of order, we were an island community. That has its pluses and minuses.
wow, that’s forking amazing tuez
I was born in the orange groves, with the blossoms on their trees.
Still I’d Stand On Them Old Dead Stumps, N Smell The Blossoms On Their Leaves.
Some day it’s gonna rain . . .
And he speaks French.
For what it’s worth, which is exactly nothing, I was a cousin to Steven Tyler, through marriage for about a year.
saw them in the 90′s — they were on tour with kiss iirc — put on a great forking show (better than kiss but then i wasn’t much of a kiss fan)
Gotta run pups, thanks Suz for one fine LLN once again.
Yer Da Queen!
Full moon tonight?! I wasn’t paying attention with our cloudy skies. No wonder I want to tear my fuckin’ world apart!
No wonder my vegetable/herb plants are standing at attention as I spray them with ammonia/water in our War On Slugs.
No opinion on cherries?
Slugs need beer.
Best tomatoes are home grown
Thanks for the Van link. I’ve forgotten more music than I should admit.
As hard as it is to believe, I’ve never seen Aerosmith in concert, and I’ve been a fan since the 70s. On the other hand the hearing in my left ear has recently started to pay the price of all the other concerts I’ve seen, so maybe…
Slug Killers need beer. Slugs get 1/4 cup clear,non-sudsing ammonia to 1 quart water in a spray.
Slugs need salt .. evening folks .. thanks for hosting Suz .. wettest summer .. err, still feels like spring in the northern climes .. cherries are 3 weeks behind .. “well I never” .. /s
hey openhope — yup, it is…how goes the war on slugs?
I was about to say that, slugs and CO potato beetles.
i learned the importance of not being in close proximity to the speakers back when i was a teen – i still resist the urge to turn it up all the way when wearing headphones… most days i win but…
hey tearloch — how was your day?
No share your beer. While you are sleepin’ it off, they are outside drowning in it.
Biggest story on 11 pm newscast — Harry Potter movie opens in 45 minutes – pathetic.
same on my 10pm news…
I think I’m winning. Except they got all the tomatillos, cilantro, 3 cukes and 2 delicata squash while I was out there working the war zone.
Still time to replant the everything but the delicata.
I’m getting grossed out………………………….
I’ve been wearing hearing protection forever and I’m glad I won’t be the only one at the retirement home screaming at everyone to turn down the TV volume.
I am seriously considering buying a goat .. so wet I canna mow my lawn .. when I finally could it was so wet my bagger would not accept it .. I am beside myself! .. the Middle East crisis is so trivial when Arab Summer?.. who cares .. my mulcher is not capable of mowing my lawn!! .. I am bereft of concern for anything but myself .. even the slugs have drowned .. water .. USE WATER .. water and salt .. /g
have ya tried a weed-wacker?
I just got in from the last spray battalion. Ain’t no slugs crawling to a container of beer in my garden tonight. I’m ruthless. I go to them 3 times during the evening to catch each emerging group. The big ones come out at 10 pm or later.
But, we’re almost done.
Goats are really smart and really loud. I thought about goats a couple years ago.
I have never heard of such precaution .. safety? .. pre-Wisconsin rules is it? .. /g
LOL! My vote.
I heard you can teach a goat to talk .. no wait .. that was a sheep .. err lamb .. and all you ever get is a negative review .. /s
congrats on snagging the happy lucky 100 tearloch!!!
A mallet works rather nicely on snails and slugs. Particularly, interesting after a rain.
hey senator — how ya doing tonight? are ya back home from n’orleans?
Honestly .. a WEED WACKER???? .. how 70′s of you .. LOL .. I owned one once .. my ex-wife hated it! .. my half acre of lawn laughs at my 2 HP weed eater mounted on a 4×4 ATV ..
I reduced the mowing in frequency and square footage a bit every year. Dutch white clover is pretty when it dries out here and adds nitrogen to the soil. I do a bit right around the house and the gardens. I never bag it.
I saw three hens and their thirty to forty wild turkey chicks out for the first time yesterday. Maybe that’s why I don’t usually have any trouble with slugs.
Goes to show .. if you never shut up, you are bound to attract attention .. for better or worse
Yes! I am so glad to be home. I don’t think I could have lasted many more days. The heat was bad and my parents are both so very senile. My mom is trying to manage my dad but she can’t since she is not that far behind him on the dementia track. ugh.
If I could live with the excrement I would be right there with you .. my allergies to any kind of chicken-pig-rat-bat shit makes it non-optional .. /s
is what the guy used that my landlady hired cause ours was getting waist high and it was *still* too wet to mow… it was one of them big industrial sized with a back harness ones…
You must find it rather hard to be around politicians.
Great to see you, mary .. a mallet eh? .. I have a croquet set .. would that work if I turned it over? ..
i’m so sorry and there’s no place like home *clicking ruby slippers*
I cannot tell a lie .. I live in Canada and focus on yer politics for a reason .. there is no prevailing south wind strong enough to carry the fecal odor far enough north to touch me .. and then Sarah popped her head out of the mire .. EEEEEEK!!
Get a mallet. It is the perfect length and shape for the little fuckers.
Oh, I’m sorry. It’s a fucking bitch. and then some………
My Mom turned 87 yesterday and is working on her PhD .. I am blessed .. she may never get there, but as we all know .. its the journey, not the destination that matters .. to deal with a senile loved one must be so draining .. *hug to any who deal with that reality*
hippo belated birdies to your mom
That is so cool!
Must run .. poker reaching a zenith .. be well all .. I do enjoy the moments /s
Mary – so sorry about your folks. I wouldnt wish dementia on my worst enemy, or having to care for someone with it, let alone two someones. What a shame.
Tearloch – what subject is your mother getting her PhD in? Very interesting. Did she have any trouble getting admitted to the program bc of her age?
Actually, it moves into a realm beyond draining. It becomes it’s own reality once you accept and don’t try to continuously look for the person “who was”. My mom and I have finally been able to communicate on a different level, at peace with each other.
Life is…,I guess. ?
Sorry to hear about your folks, Mary. My Mom just passed in May, had worsening dementia for about three years, but totally seemed to have come out of it as she knew us unfailingly for the last six weeks. She also seemed to know she was ready to leave this world, chose only liquid food for that period and passed peacefully.
It ain’t easy.
Good night, all.
My brother, sister and I made arrangements for my dad’s car and license to be taken away. We were lucky that his doctor would turn him in to the DMV. Now, we are faced with the fact that they live in a 3000 sq. foot townhouse. 3 flights of stairs and an elevator. My dad cannot walk up and down stairs due to a bad knee so he takes the elevator. My mom gets lost in the house, sort of. She gets lost in a room. But they both still read and my dad plays the piano.
i’m glad the doc cooperated. how did dad take the news?
I’d best toddle off, too. Thought I was going to bed by midnight…G’nite, all.
I enjoyed being able to be here almost in real time and listen to the tunes, tonight. Berries to pick, some actual illustration work to do later today. A pile of harvest snap peas, lettuces, chard and several other enjoyable tasks for daylight, await.
Peace and love,
Thanks Suz, goodnight People.
Not good at all. He was pissed for months. But now he doesn’t remember much about it. He seems happier and more passive.
tis about time for me to turn back into a pumpkin too. thanks for letting me hang out with ya tonight and i apologize for being off my game tonight.
hope to see ya tomorrow night for muppets
Nite Suz. I am turning back into a yam. Nite all.
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