The Jezabels – Endless Summer
It’s been awhile since I’ve featured some new Alt/Indie groups…!
What’s on your mind tonite…?
Hey, CT, how’s your paradise? And what’s going on up on the mountain?
Snowmine – Let me in…
Aloha, Dearie…! I’m at sea level, but, I’m headed up top on wed. and thur. nites…! How’s Cali tonite…?
Lovely on the coast today. And!…. our County Fair is coming up soon, and I always love the county fair. Love to see the kids show their pigs and goats. Love the preserved pickles. Love the agriculture displays from our many farms. And our county fair is right on the ocean….. what could be more charming!?
Lost Lander – Cold Feet…
Our County Fair happens in late August and is about a mile inland…! ;-)
Hey Ct, how ’bout some Yellow Pills pop to cheer up with.
What’s your specialty? We are home to lemons and avocados and strawberries and such. And our 4-H kids raise the regulars…..rabbits, chickens, goats, pigs, cows, sheep. I really enjoy enjoying the bounty of the county!
Orchids would be the hottest competition here, not much 4H or FFA exhibitions here, sadly…!
Aloha, VMT…! Some cool clips…! ;-)
evening, CT — firegods. How’s everyone tonight?
The Weepies – World Spins Madly On…
Howdy Ct. Cool, I’m glad you enjoyed them.
Aloha, PPD…! How’s your slice of Cali…?
Another beautiful day here by the Bay – how’s paradise tonight, CT?
Aargh! Ioughtn’t to still be up,but as I am, I will say “hello!”
And then I must go “poof.” Hot but lovely dry weather here. Rained a lot last week; my plants on porch in containers already desperately thirsty by today.
Confined to kiddie end of my favorite pool yesterday because rain made the water too “murky” for lifeguards to see through. Weird hanging out in the 2 foot end, but still, refreshing,and muchpleasanter than trying to walk or ride a bike in the upper 90′s heat.
Hoping it’s cleared up soon. Weird seeing the greater part of the large pool empty of people.
Okay, going poof now, for realz. Nite!
Oh, Dearie – county fairs can be such fun!
Outside of chickens in the fowl exhibit building, and pies and quilts, my best memory is from a county fair in Custer County, Oklahoma; a big exhibit on the Dust Bowl and the lessons learned, such as low-till and no-til planting, from it. Soil Conservation was a big deal still, even 50years after (at the time).
I have to figure the better plowing and conservation methods are the reason there aren’t huge dust storms burying farmhouses and suffocating people now,even though they say the drought is actually worse. Here it’s compared with the one in ’56 or ’57.
Sleep well, tejana. Nice to ‘see’ you….even if only briefly!
Aloha, tj…! I’m surprised the rain made it too murky, and they still let you all go into it…! No health concern as to whether the chlorine was compromised…? Great to see ya, however briefly…! ;-)
Niki and the Dove – Mother Protect…
I’m a county fair junkie! There is no better way to get to know your county. I live near the ocean and wouldn’t know anything about the farmers if I didn’t go to the fair. It’s wonderful to see the kids who are not so different from the kids I grew up with in Texas…. showing their cows, sheep, pigs. When I was in high school, one of the biggest clubs was Future Farmers. In my county on the California coast, we still have all those future farmers. Makes me happy.
colonoscopy was today; good news – bad news
good news= removed polyp and it was nothing
bad news=still don’t know what’s causing abdominal pain and nausea
glad to be here tonight, won’t be around for a bit–heading off to NJ either wed or thursday
Did you catch Saturday’s FDL book salon with Richard Wolff, CT? Outstanding discussion.
when i hear “fairs” i always think of carnivals and rides and games to win stuffed animals; the state fairs with real animals bore me— that’s just me; guess i’m missing out on some fun
a friend (from manhattan now living in MN) recently asked me why, when it gets so hot, does it seem farmers do not wear shorts; not sure that’s true and would appreciate if anyone could help me here– i know nothing about farms or farming
Aloha, BFL…! Glad to hear the polyp was benign, have you tried natural yogurt and/or Acidophilis pills to provide the proper flora down there…?
It was a great Book Salon, I asked a few questions too…! ;-)
homemade smoothies work wonders on the digestive tract.
Glad to hear your polyps are benign. Hate to hear you are still suffering discomfort.
Aloha, tuez…! That is very true too…! How’s Floridaze tonite…?
Floridaze is sultry.
Wake Owl – Wild Country…
I was out for a ride on Saturday, so caught it that evening. Bill McKibben’s climate catastrophe piece on Rolling Stone Online forms a perfect bookend to that book salon.
Do you have a linky to that Bill McKibben article…? I’m a a big fan of his 350org…!
Hunter & Wolfe – Build Me a Boat to Nowhere…
Xylos – Summerlong…
Getting the McKibben piece link for you now.
Thanks for the link.
Aloha, homeroid…! How’s the 49th state tonite…?
Orla Gartland – Time Traveling…
It’s a brutal piece — it comes down to a struggle to the death between multinational petrochemical corporation profits and the survival of human life on the planet.
Howdy Baggin buds n Tut.
Gray and wet again today.
Got worked over good by my chiropractor today so bed is calling my name. Later.
hiya homeroid — how’s summer going up north?
Pleasant dreams, homeroid…!
That’s exactly what’s going on, and ain’t no denying it either…! 8-(
CTut, my diet is shit and no matter what is going on down there i really, honestly need to change that; really got crappy after i got divorced
smoothies sound good;
fucking for-profit health care system sucks so bad
i get there REALLY early because—- i just do, that’s how i am— and they take me imediately– very nice
to the business office– my share is only $550
“How would you like to pay that Mr Beerfart”
“Like”; “like”– is that lady fucking nuts; i used to have excellent health insurance that would have covered everything but Rick Scott took that away and what I have now is still better than alot of people which is not at all good
so she wants to know if i want to pay with a credit card or debit card or how do you want to pay– and i say i don’t usually walk around with $550 in my pocket and she says “oh” like she’s fucking surprised—– now this is at some kind of Xtian hospital with pictures of jesus and bible quotes all over and they fucking bleed you as soon as you get it
and nobody cares— about the whole fucking system
Check out the Acidophilis pills, it can be found in most Vitamin sections…! They really are effective…! ;-)
time for some sleep — night, all — be well.
will do; what else did you say– natural yogurt
do i have to go to whole foods
just as well– you know the chicks in whole foods take care of themselves– better produce section than Publix
oh, bfl, been there……….I thought I was having an asthma attack (though I’d never had one before)….ended up driving to the hospital and asking, “hmmm, what does one do if one thinks she might be having a heart attack?” Instant, I tell you, attention. But after lying in the ER section for a damned long time, a young girl came in to ask for my co-pay. I said, “You know, I think I’ll just wait to see if I survive before I start handing out the money.” Turned out to be “broken heart syndrome” and I was outta there in no time…..but, NOT, of course, before they extracted my co-pay.
and the lady tells me i’m “only” paying $550—- are they really stupid; do they really think people there can afford this shit
why should a fucking test cost $5,500
and why can’t they just take their $5,000 and leave me the fuck alone
I’m glad I live here in progressive Hawai’i, most people are covered and the State medicaid program does pay most of costs…!
Pleasant dreams, PPD…!
i went to ER once and when i was leaving the doors were open and i snuck out but that’s what you have to do; if tuez is still here i’m talking about Winter park hospital; on the way out of ER the doors are shut and you can’t get out until you deal with the cashier
KA-CHING!! that’s health care in the United States
it’s a fucking disgrace
Shawn Mullins – Lullaby
Wouldn’t it be interesting if our taxes paid for health care rather than for war? Wouldn’t it be interesting if California got back its fair share of taxes instead of subsidizing the stupidity of Kansas? Yeah. And puppies and unicorns and twinkly dust!
everyone should have that,of course; like i say, i used to have great coverage now i have what is considered by alot of people “good” coverage (it’s not–all relative to some absolute shit policies out there)— that shouldn’t depend on changing employers, governors who want to score points by pissing on public employees or whatever; whenever i hear people say how proud they are to be american— i mean, look, our health care system is an embarrassment and -hate to keep using the same word– a disgrace; if people are so proud why can’t they see that’s nothing to be proud of and to the contrary it’s an embarrassment—– rant, until my next test (because thankfully this one was ok so there must be more— but fuck it, i’m goin’ back home for a visit
Wouldn’t it be interesting if our taxes paid for health care rather than for war? What a novel idea…! ;-)
Dearie–and you know this, preaching to the choir here– when you say that, most of the time you (or, at least I) get blown off as naive; that’s just not the way it works, if that happened all the good doctors would disappear and blah, blah, blah
How long are ya gonna be in Joisy…?
hey, I do know…..just like execs have to be paid huge salaries and bonuses or they’d quit working. We are in a dark time….. another robber baron time… and too many people refuse to face reality.
Be well. Hang tough. Ain’t over yet.
And for wry amusement, I was chatting with my 95 year old dad about how vapid Romney is. I opened FB today to find that my dad has “liked” some Romney crap. Poke, poke, poke. My dad lived through the Great Depression…. and obviously learned not all that much.
i should probably cut out the coffee– that’sll be rough at first; i’ve done it before
week; and CTut, i like you, think you’re a great guy from what i can tell— but please don’t say Joisey :}
I think that noise is just noise, consider teachers, for example, they’re well-educated but well underpaid, I’m sure doctors pursue medicine for similar reasons…!
“Jersey” is an adjective; NEW Jersey isa place
Good-night, CT and BFL. Tomorrow is another day. ‘:)~
Or a cow…! Great milkers, too…! ;-)
Sweet dreams, Dearie…!
indeed; my meds are kicking in and this keyboard is moving around; gotta leave soo n
Pleasant dreams, BFL…! Hawai’i Five-O just came on here…! ;-)
LOL, was much filmed on location
I shall bid ya’ll another fond adieu, Mahalo for the great company tonite, and hope to see ya’ll on Suz’s lln thread tomorrow…!
Aloha Oe…! *g*
Most of it is filmed here, I watch it mostly to see the various cameos of the local celebrities, and pols even…! ;-)
(i think that’S what i mean)
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