The Mad Violinist and the Symphony Crack Orchestra — That Al Green.
Whats on your mind?
So, what’s the story, Suzanne? Are you moving tomorrow…or this weekend… or next week? Are you getting the flutters about flying free again?
hey dearie — how ya doing tonight? yes, i’m moving tomorrow and will be offline for several days until i get my new internet connection next week.
tut is covering lln tomorrow night and sat. i hope to be back online tuesday but … knocking on wood….
Into another adventure. Much luck on all the details.
Lovely day here. Nice lunch with my dad. Sister and B-in-L arrived from the east for a visit. Good times planned.
i drove today! drove into st helens to their water dept to get the account into my name. they require an application presented at city hall with photo id. left around 1230 and was home by 330 and ohmystars i didn’t realize how that wiped me out until i got home. my ankle and calf are pretty unhappy tonight and i’ve got sausage toes again — figure i was using muscles i haven’t used since the end of january. have the leg and foot elevated on a big pillow and the sausage toes are getting better. i forking hate sausage toes.
but now i know i can drive there and back — ill be driving there tomorrow and then have to come to beaverton for my first pt appt tuesday afternoon and then home to st helens again. when i get there, i hope to have internet tubes but …
on the plus side — the forking hospital bed is gone as is the wheelchair!
dearie, how long are they there for?
I missed where you are heading with the move, Suz. Take it as easy as you can so no relapse sweetheart, please.
You’re just deconditioned. It will come back quick.
Hey Dearie, hope you have wonderful adventures while the family is visiting.
Yea! And good riddance to the wheelchair.
hey nonq — i’m moving to the town of st helens on the columbia river about 30 miles north of jen’s house. how ya doing tonight?
Sister and hubby are here for 9 days….will be staying in Santa Barbara this time, nearer my dad and brother. We’ve got lots of interesting trips planned. I also have to work a couple of days. Should be a good visit. Looking forward to a nice stroll through the Santa Barbara Farmers Market on Saturday. That’s always a treat!
Suz, congrats on the drive and excursion.
hey tuez! how’s florida tonight? yeah, i figure i was using the leg and foot in ways they hadn’t been used in 4 forking months and expected them to be rather cranky. was happy it didn’t get bad until after i was home — i took a vicodin about a half hour after getting home and that helped.
hey ce — how’s cleveland tonight? the wheelchair wasn’t as h-a-t-e-d as the blasted hospital bed was — it was kinda cool being pushed into the various doc appts with jules riding in my lap enjoying the ride. its been sitting out there for more than a week and i didn’t miss it or have a need for it so i knew it was time for it to go.
yay — can’t wait to hear of your adventures. you have such great family get togethers. are ya taking the grandbabies to the farmer’s market?
hey bev — thanks. how’s the wrong coast tonight?
I have an Al Green story. In 1970 I started working in the Union Planters National Bank in Memphis. I worked in the Master Charge Department. It was when credit cards arrived on the financial scene. I was a secretary. Not this kind of secretary, that would have been too kinkie for Memphis.
One day my boss got a call from Al Green requesting a limit raise as he stood in line at the Memphis airport. My boss told him no cause him fame was fleeting and the bank couldn’t take a change on him.
I remember thinking Yea, right. Al Green is going be around forevah, dude!
Hey Nonq, I had a nice lunch with my dad (age 94) today and asked him what seems different about politics now. His take is that in all his years he has never seen the country so divided. He thinks that Rove, et al., have really destroyed the Republican Party. Of course, my dad could never have been a Democrat, either! His take, and I like it!, is that we should forget worrying about who is President and instead should be working to elect 50 Independents to Congress….real independents who are not afraid to compromise to make things happen. Middle-of-the-Roaders who actually care what happens….. at least one from each state, where possible, and two or more from big states. Enough to run their own caucus and stop the insanity.
Hey,watch yer mouth.
Wrong coast, my ass.
Thank goodness. The first thing my Dad did was get rid of the medical equipment. Hated stuff. I’m so glad to hear that you are moving to St. Helens.
hey senator — how’s sacramento tonight? per the mad violinist’s utube ‘more info’:
This song was named by The Mad Violinist because of his mind frame when recording this song as he could only sing on his violin like the man himself.
fucking banksters *spitting*
Your dad and I think alike. Forget the prez race, it’s gamed, go for the state level stuff and congress.
Hey Suz! Sac is still here and so are we.
Quiet right now. Had a good Drinking Liberally tonight, had a local candidate running the the VA 8th Congressional District drop by. He missed the scheduled meeting with the DL last month, called me this past weekend and apologized, and asked to stop by and apologize to the group. It was good, best news is he is giving the incumbent a good run.
I’m a little tired from being busy today. I actually forced myself into a 12 hour work day. Made the sign for the back of the little pick-up truck for the recall, Scott (John Doe) Has To Go!. I’ll post a pic when I get it installed tomorrow. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has reported mr weasel was obstructing John Doe investigation back 2 yrs ago.
Got a list of nearby church services over the weekend where I will casually park the vehicle with the sign.
bev used to be on my coast and now isn’t so in my mind, she’s on the wrong coast
its so cute — i had to go downtown to the old town to the city hall… lotsa small shops in the old brick building and the city hall and county courthouse are in old buildings right at the riverfront. the downtown is bigger than tillamook and i saw several shops i wanna check out when i am walking regular again.
I like it, tell him thanks.
Put up the draw bridges and I’m on an island, does that count for anything?
I grew up in the San Francisco bay area, lived all over the US, ended up in the DC area in 1990 and settled here; spend most of 2006-2011 in SF taking care of mom. Guess I’m bi-coastal.
You! You are always eerily in the right place at the right time.
Can we change places for a month? *smooches!*
*heh* Ya’ll are on the wrong coast, both coasts…! ;-)
sweet! sounds like a nice guy. as least he has manners :) so many pols don’t
hehehehe i sure like the way you think nonq
absoforkinglutely nonq :) drawbridges always count dood
I love Denver, spent a lot of time there, around Aurora (conducting training), and at the local Federal Prisons – working. (grin)
on edit – almost bought a business and settled there.
hellllooo kelly – how’s denver tonight?
Hallooo wimmens! (wink at Suz and Bev and whoever else I missed)
Lots cooking, Chris mostly in charge. He’s been re-staining the back yard fence.
I’m glad you found a good place, but I’m sorry you lost the place on the bay.
Will you be getting BaileyCat back?
hey that guy — as i’ve said when you asked me that same question the last 3 times, no — she has been adopted and has a new human. are you trying to get me upset — you know because i’ve explained each time that i had no other choice and said how much it hurt that i had no other choice and i really don’t want to cry again tonight.
I really didn’t remember. I am old.
Totally agree with your dad. Good use of our energy. Seems like FDL Blue is about that too.
please try — it really does upset me and i’m trying to be positive
how ya doing tonight?
Aloha, Suz and lln pups, just a drive by tonite, as sleep has finally caught up with my sorry okole…! ;-)
aloha tut — good to hear you are off the mt. thanks for covering for me the next couple nights. and aloha tut
It just makes sense. No one in their right mind can trust Republicans; no one in their right mind can trust the DNC, et al. But someone (many someones!) who are truly Independent may actually be able to be an alternative without the need for a true 3rd party. We have some 3rd parties, and they are not particularly successful. Let’s just go with some independent folks who can shake the tree.
evening, Suzzzz … firegods
hey ppd — how’s the monterey bay tonight?
al and annie
Hi Suz, don’t wear yourself out with the move, I know it will feel so great to have your own place again, but a big change in so many ways, and you will feel the quiet and aloneness, and with no interwebs, I will be sending you best vibes to get through without hurting yourself.
Do you have music, some kind of set up for that, or what will help you with the change?
all’s cool on the bay, Suzzz
hey bg — how’s new mexico tonight? i have a radio that also will recharge and play my ipod so i’ll have tunes. i packed up two boxes of paperbacks i’ve read these past months and plan on re-reading some of them. may head down to that used book store i saw in town today and snag a few more :)
excellent — i’m gonna miss my bay but i’ll have the columbia river a 5 minute drive from the bungalow. saw on the st helens city website that there will not be fireworks over the river this year :(
Sounds like a good plan.
I feel for all the people up in that whole neck of the woods after the tragedy in Seattle yesterday. My brother and SIL live there, and it has to be heavy. I have FB friends there, I can tell it is hard.
I am so glad the place has some coolness to explore, love the little shops in those picturesque towns, the groovers are always gonna be dropping in to those nooks and cranies, and you will meet some good people, I know.
Oh, and of course you will have Token, the best medicine ever.
if i’m lucky, i’ll have tubes on tuesday — but i won’t have tv until the 11th. i would rather have tubes and no tv rather than tv and no intertubes… won’t have token until i can make the 2 hour each way drive over the coast range — a very curvy road trip. i’m figuring that will be around the middle of the month at the latest. gonna be baching it until then
Hey all, I’ve got something on my mind that’s actually mind-blowing the more I think about it.
We’ve had a situation in our small community where a “mystery man” [forced people to sign non-disclosure forms when dealing with him- they could not say his last name,so for 5 weeks no one knew his last name] bought an approx. 15 yr old mansion, a 12,500 square foot monstrousity in our community, beautiful but ridiculous in an area that relies on their water supply from a single source aquifer. And a population of non-conformists.
So, anyhoo, Damon Vickers has been a horror head in our lives for 8 weeks. Then he burned his house down and my son video taped 3 minutes of the fire before realizing there was a shitload of chlorine,oxidizer,fuel and bad crap that needed to be moved out of harms way and kicked ass hauling for 4 hours. So, he and many locals worked for 4 hours to control the damage Damon’s fire could have done.
100 firefighters 13 precincts 8 water tankers draining water from every major well, estimated amount 20 tankers
I can’t link; YouTube Damon Vickers burns his house down
Tonight I got a phone call at 8:15:
“This is Damon Vickers. May I speak to your son.”
me,”He’s in Alaska fishing, may I ask what this pertains to?”
D: “May I speak with your husband?”
M: “May I ask what this pertains to?”
D:with authority:” I’m asking to speak with your husband.”
M: “You asked for my son, I’m his mother you will speak to me.”
He proceeded to tell me he was charging my son with Trespassing for filming his house fire and posting it on YouTube. [Damon Vickers burns his house down is the one I'm assuming he's referring to]
That’s when I went into full Mommy mode.
I said; ” Oh, so that’s where the trespassing story is coming from. It’s you. You don’t know who he is,do you? You shook his hand and thanked him.”
D: If the videos aren’t taken down by tomorrow morning I’ll be pressing charges.
M: You come into our community and raise Holy Hell, burn down your house, drain our water supply, damn near burn us all down and you’re charging my son with trespassing. Put it in writing!!
And I hung up on him.
He called back and we didn’t pick up. Damon Vickers left a message on my voicemail thinking we’d been disconnected. If those videos aren’t taken down by tomorrow he will be filing charges.
Can’t wait to plan the party for my son’s trespassing fine. That’s going to be a party.
Karma is a very strange thing.
Well, you can also rest and sleep, and that can’t be a bad thing. What about food, didja check out the market scene in St. Helen’s?
so to be heading out so early tonight pups but i’ve gotta be at the uhaul at 9am *shrudder* and that nighttime pain pill has me feeling like i’m rambling and have no filters so i better head out.
thanks for letting me hang out with ya — hope ya enjoy what tut’s got on tap for ya until my return to the land of the internets.
time for some sleep — take care, Suzzz
Roll on Columbia — that’s some major waters there, Suzzz
holy shit…. wow
openhope, tomorrow night i’m feasting on your chicken and corn and peaches. i’ll be thanking you with each bite…..
Hmph. I don’t think it is a crime to post a video of a fire. Why did the house burn?
I am late to the party. I hope this can console you a little Suzanne. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCmUhYSr-e4
Good Night all. Have a great Friday.
Suz, happy dreams and healthy moving day to you tomorrow! We will be waiting on the interwebs just like when Jujube was born, to hear how it goes. Please take care.
Very cool. Remember, they’re much denser fleshed than commercial birds. Take a bit longer.
Why did the house/vacation mansion burn? It’s an interesting topic of conversation and one the Feds have joined.
How do you have a chimney fire in a mansion that’s been for sale for years with quality care taking?
And where is the Steinway Grand piano that’s an official point of interest? It just gets so interesting that you have to remember you have better things to do.
Like planning a Silent Auction kickass fundraiser for the ACLU in 3 weeks.
Damon Vickers, you have met your match.
Apparently he has not figured that out, openhope. Kick ass!
Darn, I’ve been so interested in my story I missed Suzanne finding an abode. Best wishes!
The weird thing is, when he pushed on me with the Speak To Your Husband and I responded with the authoritarian Female voice, he reacted by backing down.
Plus, what 1% actually moves into their vacation mansion to live?! It’s so white trash. Also, rumor has it he’s being audited, and we are now thinking as a group about the big question; WTF, our state auditors actually are people we should think about in politics?
Life is learning.
Life is learning and I’m sure Damon Vickers is paying to track this.
I’m very interested in the financial costs of the Social Services that saved our community from another Damon Vickers’ evil view of how Money-Is-Made. I’m very interested that he pay his full bill, no taxpayer ass pinches.
Suzanne, thank you so much for this music treat. It’s awesome and so energizing, beautiful.
It takes a while after ripping Glenn Becks’ BFF a new asshole in a spontaneous phone situation ………..to truly appreciate beauty in art.
Now I can breathe.
Peace without Fear
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