Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear — A Running Gag, from episode 105 of The Muppet Show.
What’s on your mind?
g’evening pups — how’s everyone doing tonight?
Yo! Suz, how are you?
Hey Suzanne. Top o’ the evenin’.
hey senator — how’s sac tonight?
hey openhope — how’s the sound tonight?
Sac is still Sac. Nice and cool outside. Gonna be hot tomorrow and for a few days. Around a hundred.
60′s here today. thunderstorms moved north and i should get some sunshine and 70′s tomorrow.
It’s only because I got rained out that I’m in from the garden before 10:30. All this torrential flow and no way to turn a buck on it for the Freaks who’re having a cold,wet summer in America!
tis either cool and wet or hot and drought — the corn belt is really hurting
i put on fleece pants and a long sleeved heavy t today.
Man, we had a killer storm last week. Lost power, I went into Save Gravity Fed water mode and harvested every flow out of the taps. I used my quart canning jars for fresh catch cold water. The power doesn’t stay off as long as it did when we were the “bad side of the tracks”.!
The sediment in the jars was kind of interesting……………
This thunderstorm I got my Black Mondo grass replanted into the courtyard before all hell broke loose. Raises rebel gardener fist!
Hi Suz! Got my toobz back.
was wicked pissah cool here on the columbia — had some great lightning and thunder roll in around 930 and it lasted about an hour as it headed north. more bands on and off during the night but i heard they fired up again around portland early morning — if they did, i slept though them, just as i did the other bands. but lardy, that 930 show was a nice one
hey newton — yay! how ya been dood?
I tried to make a fire in the woodstove without much kindling. Seriously half-assed but damp enough to try.
I still have flannel sheets on my bed. Should probably log that into my Garden Planting log book.
However, the snap peas are absolutely gorgeous and abundant. Tomorrow is first harvest.
Good, thank you. Hot but not too hot in these parts.
You’ve been having a light show for a few days now… cool stuff.
Good evening, Senator.
is this early or late or on time for the first harvest?
tis nothing like the storms on the coast — this one was more like being just an observer instead of riding out a storm since there was no howling winds or huge heavy downpours (at least here)
I guess not having a river running behind your house kinda deadens the effect…
You get all settled in your home yet?
I can sleep through rolling thunder. Like Mother’s milk for a prairie kid.
We got actual overhead lightening strikes that I’ve never seen in the Puget Sound in 25 years of living here. Flash!!!!,…”one thousand one.”.boom! It was very cool!! The dogs hated it worse than illegal fireworks,though. Poor dogs!
am a good mile and a half or two from the river *sigh* still tis a good quiet neighborhood.
starting to feel like i’m starting to settle down. doing basic stuff doesn’t require as much effort as it did when i first moved in.
i had an overhead strike at the coast that took off the top branches of a tree in the driveway – lardy that sucka was sooooo loud – i had just walked into the kitchen. loudest thing i’ve ever heard – never saw the flash
3 weeks late. Everything’s late to the point of being a concern about harvest. Our night time temps haven’t raised above the “cool weather crop” status, except for a few nice periods. Like last night.
Pickles are going to be soft again, probably. It’s all weather related. We got the bad ground mists that squash hate [to the point of death or impaired ability-to-thrive] for the second year. I haven’t had the heart to call our local farm and ask how “our” pickling cukes are doing.
i was real surprised to find a june-uary gloom that felt and looked like the coast this far inland. i’m still trying to figure out weather patterns here — i’ve only got 7 weeks worth of observing here. still it was a strange kinda weather deja vu
At the tail end of the Bitterroot Mountain range in Idaho the storm would build up to the point were you not only DIDN’T talk on the phone[land lines], but you moved combustibles away from the wall and the electric outlets.
That was hard core !
I met a couple of London transplants last year, they told me they loved that area.
and stayed away from the kitchen sink
Plus, it’s another weird year. You could be keeping panties in the freezer to cool off in a month! Actually, you’re probably going to feel that heat. It’s been a long time since I’ve experienced “Real Summers”.
i’m liking it so far. still got lots of exploring to do when i’m up to it. still, i have found my preferred drive up coffee shack, grocery store, and drugstore. i know the gas station to south is the one i usually fill up at — their prices are usually right around the lowest around
What’s not to love?! In the warm days of Spring we turn our necks to the sun so the moss can blossom…………!
no official 90 in pdx so far this year. last year they didn’t hit a 90 during ‘summer’ iirc — i remember the weather dood earlier in the week had a graph
If you’ve gotten your coffee all set, score!
This is a good thing. I melt at 80. Crap, I have to hose myself down in the garden at 78. But, that’s just because I can.
My London friends compared it to the district they lived in – a place called Ealing.
They described it as ‘bleak’.
Yeah, coffee is were community begins.
i found a place in scappoose — only 6 miles down the road — a shorter distance than the 10 miles i had to drive to get to tillamook and the one there.
We’re fucking more uppity and have an awesome view.
same here — but its not good for all those tomatoes folks are wanting to ripen
I’ve developed a theory on tomatoes in the Pacific Northwest. ” Fuck This Effort”. I buy mine from eastern Washington farms. Because I still can.
:) Not me, must be someone else…….right?
i can’t have tomatoes or any food with seeds as of yesterday as part of the prep for getting ‘scoped. sure will be glad when its over.
Darling Hope, I am holding my tongue.
Yeah, my husband was raving about some Sesame/Honey snacks he’d been introduced to. So we bought a box at Costco. Frigging whole seeds and a resin-like binder. Not good. But, we have a shitload. Right next to the box of seaweed snacks I bought thinking we needed more iodine in our diet. So, I bought seaweed snacks from Japan! Fuckin’ brilliant.
Oooooh come on, it’s Openhope. Let it all hang out! I can maybe take it. :)
let it all hang out
You are the Master. I bow down…………………….
and i covet your pantry :)
tis about time for me to put my foot up on its pillow, peeps. thank you for letting me spend a wee bit of time with ya tonight. hope to see ya tomorrow night when i conclude ‘duo/duet week’ with sat nite cartoons.
It’s time to hit the couch and flick aimlessly through Netflix Instant stream choices. I need a new entertainment fix!
If anyone with Netflix is interested in the Connecting-the-Dots documentary, I highly recommend “Ethos”. I’ve been thinking alot about the statement David Rockefeller made to his friend when asked about where the game plan was going. He responded, “When we chip them”.
I think we’re all clear on the strategy.
Sweet dreams. It’s been fun. Thank you all for being here.
peace with no fear, and other good thoughts
Good morning, pups. Today we have Blow, Nocera and Collins. In “Mourning and Mulling” Mr. Blow says as America heals from the tragedy in Aurora, Colo., we will be called to question our values and laws, especially our gun laws. No, Mr. Blow, the NRA loonies will howl that we need MORE guns, because if someone had a gun in the theater they could have “taken out” the gunman. Mr. Nocera has a “Financial Scandal Scorecord.” Have you been keeping up with the latest financial scandals? There’s a lot to sort through. Fraud, money laundering, rate-rigging. He’s got it all. Ms. Collins, in “Guns and the Slog,” says if anyone, gun control advocates know what it’s like to go from one tragedy to the next in order to push for sensible laws.
Here they are.
The coffee and tea are ready, the cold drinks are in the fridge, and I’ve got waffles with warm maple syrup for breakfast. Today is going to be full of errands, so I’m going to go and fortify myself with tea before we get started. Have a great day.
Thanks for the headlines….Im up early then out this morning.
Take care….Right…let’s hear it for the guns. Like the TX
women who are getting handsome new purses designed to carry.
Yes, makes me sick.
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 2:00 pm PacificCarbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of a Disrupted Global EconomyChat with Mark Schapiro about his new book. Hosted by Steve Horn.
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