King Crimson — Elephant Talk.
What’s on your mind?
Assuming facts not in evidence, namely that I have a mind.
How you doing Suzanne? Mending well I hope.
Hey, Suz. Been thinking of you. How’s the body and what’s the outlook now?
hey ecahn — i’m hanging… see the surgeon himself tomorrow – hope i get the aok to start weight bearing on the leg…. i’m really sick and tired of this forking hospital bed. how ya been?
hey twain — how ya doing tonight? nice to see your fonts again :)
Our summer temps have fallen to the 50′s. Where is my coat? Hey Suzanne!
Doing well, thanks. My fonts are happy to be back.
hey ce — how was your day? its 54 here at the moment. just might get cool enough for me to sleep tonight :) i’m used to the nightly cooling off at the coast and, altho i’m enjoying the sunny (and warmer) days inland, i haven’t gotten used to the warmer nights.
Too boring for fingers to type. I have prolly cleaned a thousand pounds of paper (book, NatGeos) out of my house. Embarrassing in the extreme that I had accumulated so much stuff.
OTOH, did come up with a link that entertained a few old fogies a day or so ago. A vinyl that I took to the local vinyl store, proprietor who gave me the LQQK when I told him how precious it was. I’m in my late 60s; he’s a mere tyke in his 50s, so is completely unedumacated in the finer things in life, owing to his immaturity.
True, that! These cooler temperatures make me sleep like a baby. I spent the day wearing an apron to the knees, sorting out the rest of our 20,000 books still in boxes. Since the great January push to unbox 109,000 volumes, we are getting to the end. The funny part is that I really like the exercise. The bad part — dirty as a dog by the end of the day.
Why do you suppose that books seem to get dirtier than anything else in the house? Or am I just nuts?
frame by frame
i’ll be 58 in october and i remember that song!
You have 109,000 books? You must live in a 20,000′ mansion. I have not quite 2000 books and they overtake my 3500′ house + attic.
dang you have been moving a lotta books! bet your arms are sore at the end of the day ce
Clearly they are magnets for dirt. I took off my eyeglasses and looked at the dirt on them — holy crap! And my eyes needed drops badly. I had red rot on my shirt and looked like a sad sack.
You are one tough woman to have endured that bed and seeing that tomorrow is only the start to being able to get back to a bit of a formerly normal life. You have and are giving me heart to fight here in WI. I am thinking about your situation and that of several others to do everything that I possibly can to reach a goal.
On the other hand, I’m not getting any of those pain meds to get my sleep. :)
All my best to you and having your exam coming in positive for your start of the rest of your rehab.
Oh, no! At work, in the library. We are the third largest art library in the US, and have had one quarter of our collection in storage for 6 years. Now, with a new storage stack, we are unpacking.
I actually love the physical work — it makes me feel strong.
Aloha, Suz and lln pups, from Keck Observatory tonite…!
Suzanne and King Crimson…outstanding!
Wild…I’ve been listening to a bunch of Crimson lately, too.
hey nonq — its been ‘interesting’ for sure…. how ya been? youse guys in wi are inspiring to me and i wish i could do more but… the down side to those blasted pain pills is some nights they kick in earlier than i had figured they would….
CT! How are the stars?
aloha tut — how’s keck tonight?
rond! glad ya liked it — how ya doing tonight? the court
Aha, that explains it.
I’m obsessed with getting rid of my stuff. Have NatGeos boxed from 1930s (what could I have been thinking), and hundreds of books (mostly whodunits; whatever made me save those after I had the instant guilty pleasure of reading them.)
Aloha, CE, the Sun just set here, and I haven’t been outside yet…! ;-)
OK folks, got 8a ET meeting. Gonna bag it. Be well all.
oh geez those nat geo’s are a treasure… i used to love reading the old ones whenever i could find them. bet your local library would love those who done its…
Pretty well, all things considering. Finished the semester, and picked up a couple of interesting gigs for the summer, which is great considering a month ago I had nothing. Seein’ the doc tomorrow?
yay and yup. what kinda gigs?
The more I look at it, the more I like it…
I’ve been weeding books at home, too. We have book sale shelves at the library, and I’ve put books from home there. The trouble is, I can’t seem to part from many. Bad on me.
Oh Suzanne, I am so stoked you did King Crimson tonight!!! This reminds me of the time my girlfriend and I were in a weird situation to move some Purple Barrel acid because the connection had been broken by the cops. SoCal thing………
So we did, 10,000 fuckin’ hits. I HATE acid!! It’s a fucking bitch to count out 10,000 hits of Purple Barrel into lots…500, 1000,. But, it paid the rent. And that was those days.
i weeded out a bunch when i moved from ca to oregon but not all — some books are old friends that need to be kept around
As ddayen was explaining about the reluctance of the DNC to get involved in an actual democratic process here, win or lose in the state gov race, Obama will not have a chance in hell of taking WI in November. The DNC has no inkling to be democratically inclined. Those who didn’t realize this fact until recently, are opening their eyes to the obvious, finally.
The DNC does not want a national populist incentive being inspired by a Barrett victory in WI. That would piss off the money trough handlers too much, IMHO.
I am doing OK and thank you for asking. Just picturing a new normal to life and trying to see how I like so many others can survive with any bit of security or dignity or meager comfort.
hey openhope — so glad ya like it. how’s the sound tonight? i h-a-t-e acid too…. i have control issues yanno
Guest lecturing in a History of Terrorism class, teaching a 4-week course on the history of WW2, Research Assistant for a WW1 author, and TA in a History of the 1960s class. I’m trying to stay as engaged in the Department as possible.
there are times i long for an fdl commune … in france or some other exotic locale (with a national health care system)
I’m always looking at the moon and stars if I can. The light pollution here is awful.
kewl… iirc you weren’t you doing a research gig before?
its horrible here — i really got spoiled out on the coast – the only light pollution i had was from the deck porchlight :) here in the burbs i can only see the brightest of stars and planets and don’t have that wide expanse of sky either — well, at least from my limited viewpoint on the front porch
a scarcity of miracles
It is tragic. The one week I spent on the Canadian island, Campobello, some few summers ago, I fell in love with the night sky. Wow! What a splendid thing to see! My brother has since sold the house, so never again.
i loved watching the moon set over the bay, reflected in the waters with a gorgeous glitter patch… never did figure out how to take night shots with the camera that showed what my eyes saw *sigh*
lark’s tongues (1972)
Goodnight all — more work today.
I migrated into a tyrant controlled commune in ’71-72. An experience I would not wish on a friend. Had limited experience with a condo association at one point. I’m sure there is a good concept somewhere that has been tried. I have twenty vacant acres I have been trying to decide what to do with. It almost has to be self-sustaining and eventually perpetually sustaining, from the start, with any type of planned use.
I really like the American West desert. It’s a very cool place, imho. I live on water but my heart is in the prairie or high desert, as weird as that might sound.
Our children were raised with a “million dollar” water view, with 100 foot private beach in a Puget Sound beach cabin on the tide flats. It was awesome.
For me, it wasn’t like the prairie, I don’t need the water. ? kind of wierd
yuck — in actuality, i’m a solo kinda person — not sure if i’m the group living kind but dang, there are times when an fdl commune in the south of france sure sounds good
Good night all.
it’s been an intense day.
my mom and sister are both desert rats — love the desert and heat. i like looking at the desert from a well air-conditioned interior :) i like the cooler temps of the pnw and love water views
I’m with you on that solo thing, but have had to be part of a community in so many ways. Fine distinctions between cooperation and independence and reliance. Partnerships are somewhat manageable for some things.
Loved hearing the music you chose, there is a lot that came and went with the times, on that scene, for me.
I’m heading to bed here. Long day.
All the best, tomorrow and beyond. I’m checking back to see how your examination goes.
guess i’ll join the exodus and get horizontal – thanks for letting me hang out with ya tonight
g’nite all — fingers and toes crossed for tomorrow
sorry i missed seeing you come in jim — glad ya liked it
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