Jeb Corliss — Grinding The Crack set to Awolnation — Sail.
What’s on your mind?
g’evening pups — tis hotter than one of those inner circles of hell — sheesh. how ya’ll doing tonight?
Hey suze. Howzit?
Hi Suzanne. Hot would be one way of putting it. I think I just drank a whole bottle of Chardonnay, is how hot it is here in Chico.
it was 44 degrees cooler at the coast than it was in portland at 5pm… i feel like i’m doing my wicked witch of the west immitation
hey bct — how are you and mrs dr bct?
hey carol — when i got through with pt today, it was 107 in the kaiser parking lot. how on earth do you survive? chico gets forking hot!!!
Overheated. Wrapping up the end of our summer time together — I’m leaving for NM Saturday. I don’t have mixed feelings about that: I don’t like it at all. But can I give up a really good job in this economy?
i was so hoping that your job prospects would improve…
Hiya, Pups and Suzanne.
I don’t visit LLN fdl as much as I used to or as much as I would like, but this is the best niche for me to say how much I’m proud of this blog and the thousands of commenters here.
I’ve been a reader and commenter since the get-go. So many wonderful people have come here, left, moved on, passed away. Our commenting community is unique. Not sure how to define what that “unique” is, but it probably revolves around a combination of knowledge and refusal to let that knowledge get suborned into structure for structure’s sake.
Watching the live stream protests at Obama campaign HQs by veterans, Code Pink and Occupy chapters this afternoon and evening, while creating new class syllabi for 2012-2013. FDL is so far ahead of most other legacy blogs in keeping up with this. Kevin G was awesome yesterday and today in his reporting.
I’ve backed away from commenting here and from posting at my own blog, with increasing commitments re my musical activities. But if there is anything I miss from that most, it is my not keeping up with the fdl family as much as I’d like.
Here’s to your dedication, Suzanne!
man, Facebook just told me I have 11 or 12 friends (thought it was 10 at first) who “like” mitt Romney! Dumb fuckers
No one seems to want a mid 50s PhD in Statistics around here. Sigh.
Isn’t that a cause to “unfriend” or whatever the term is?
evening, Suzzzz — friedgods
I dunno. We lived in Tucson – it’s not that hot here, but it is NOT exactly a dry heat. But honestly, I have not complaints. I still feel like I am on vacation here.
glad to see you; i love this place and LLN but don’t get to come around so much, i remember you though and it’s good to see you
hey et — so good to see your fonts again. i agree — best fucking group of people on the innertubes. we go back a long time dood — how ya been (other than busier than a one armed piccolo player)? how’s your garden?
The local weather dude keeps talking about this cold air, that meets the hot air, and well…
Where is this cold air they speak of?
That is rhetorical.
hey bfl — how’s the city beautiful tonight?
between my kin and my friends from the pd, i’ve got more than that. it can be a forking minefield
shit — i’ve still got my fingers and toes crossed that there is one who wants you *and* is in the same area as mrs dr bct
hey ppd — how’s the monterey bay tonight?
how’s your garden?
Getting rained on. Again. Some things, like carrots and cabbage never fail here. But others suffer much in the North from too little sunshine or heat, and too much moisture.
Lastb year was our best gardening year in 30 years. This year is probably in the bottom five.
Statistics was the only math that ever made any sense to me. If it weren’t for open book tests, I’m here to tell ya, I’d have never gotten a minor in econ.
Thanks, Suz. I’ll keep applying for everything that is close. It’s about all I can do.
Hey Edward – I was watching livestreaming by Occupy Courtney in Oakland and the crowd outside Obama headquarters was chanting: “The people. . . united . . . will fuck you up!” I was wishing I was there.
i was thinking the same thing; 2 of them i want to high school with and are EXTREMELY smart, so I can’t just blame it on the people being fucking stupud, these guys have other rea$on$; that leaves about 9— 1 or 2 of them are sort of smart but have Koch-addled brains; one is dumb and has a Koch-addled brain and is a bigot; the rest are just dumb
my sister lived in tuscon for about 10 years — near the university for the majority of them. she’s now up in surprise to be closer to my mom and stepdad but loved living in tuscon.
hey tuez — how was your day?
same-hot, rainy, hot; crime, people know about Disney, Seaworld, universal studios and most don’t have any appreciation for how much crime and homelessness there is in Orlando
Likewise, BL. Busier with work than I’ve been in over 20 years, which is good, as Ms ET is gone all the time on her job mentoring young teachers in Alaska villages off the road grid. Fortunately, both of us love our work to the max.
I was informed last weekend that republican voters thing deregulation means less laws on the books for us little people. That’s why they vote the way they do. I was like WTF.
hey tuez, e-mail me sometime— maybe i can get off the 104 and we can say hello to one another
stephanie, my youngest, starts school on the 22nd at florida christian college. she a girl that loves snow — now sure how she’s gonna adjust to winters in kissimmee
I miss Tucson, especially the monsoon, which is happening now. It’s on the edge of things, different, interesting.
My day was fine, although hot.
crap, that was supposed to be in reply to bfl at 30
Me too. I kept the Oakland Obama HQ occupation live stream on for a couple of hours. Interesting how there were no rough-ups on the protesters. Different from the regular occupy events in Oakland, eh? A call from DHS to cool it? I hope this is only the beginning of actions at Obama HQs by vets, Code Pink and the Occupy chapters and subchapters.
Getting the same shit on FB myself. I’m hoping I can just deep-breathe and get through the next couple of months……..some of these folks have been friends for decades…….and in my dad’s case for six+ decades! What in the hell is the matter with these folks???? “:)~
tuscon has some wicked weather during the monsoons… forking gorgeous wicked weather iirc
That’s what the squash and zucchini are looking like – crap.
Florida Christian College?
ditto. still eighty forking four degrees – i’ve got the door and windows open and fans going but am tempted to just go sit in the car and let the a/c run
hey dearie — how’s the ‘nard tonight?
i’m so sorry – that totally blows
My jaw dropped.
have one friend fell in love with Ryan today — never heard of the guy before; one problem is they are (many of them, anyway) are ignorant; at least
I don’t have your e-mail. Maybe Suz can…
Oh never mind. Use my FDL screen name add the numeral 1 behind it at the gmail.
gotta remember, her dad is a republican fundy. she’s worked hard for her tuition money and between that and annoymous donations and scholarships from her church and missionary organizations, everything except her food is covered for the next year.
i gotta turn in; everybody be and stay good; ET great to see you again and be well if i don’t see you for a while– but try not to be a stranger
i already sent it off
love ya, Beerfart Lib.
maybe i spoke too soon, i dunno if suze can; i’ll try
I didn’t have it on for quite that long but yeah, I guess I am surprised that the cops are not being as aggro. I heard the livestreamer talking about Scott but wasn’t exactly clear on what exactly happened with him.
At least she is truly Christian in how she conducts herself. She did, after all, and I was impressed, give up a lot to help you, her sister, et al out during your troubles.
i already did — check your email dood
Suz can do anything. She’s super Suz.
had Biden’s comments (about y’all being back in chains) in my head and then heard this and have listened to it 5 or 6 times now– it’s a new one on me
the ‘nard is great…. any complaints I have at any time are tempered by the breezes off the Pacific. Keeps me calm. “:) and pacific. Up and down to Santa Barbara several times this week. Looking forward to doing absolutely nothing tomorrow!
Thanks, we probably live, at most, 5 miles from each other.
Six arrested, two of them female. No names yet. Not much coverage of protests at other Obama HQs. Anyone know about proposed upcoming protests at other Obama HQ? Or at Romney HQs?
I didn’t know her dad was a big R Fundy … that’s a story I’d love to hear some time.
I don’t know anything about upcoming protests. A friend just posted photos of Scott Olsen and other vets at the Obama HQ that implied they stayed there until they were arrested; I asked her to clarify. Don’t know how to share the photos just yet but stay tuned.
she did…. she walks the talk and has socially liberal values… just like they talk about in the new testament. she gave up earning money for her tuition by coming out to take care of jen and julsie (and me). she was here from 2/4 until 4/17 and had no job to go back to when she went back home.
on the plus side is that fcc is accredited unlike a lot of other christian schools she looked at
I was ‘gifted’ with another (they really do NOT read my responses) plea for money from Mrs. Obama. Wrote notes all over the letter, the picture, the payment form….. stuffed it all in the return envelope and sent it back. How much do I have to cost them before they leave me alone?
Well, it’s pushing 2 AM here in EDT and the kittehs have a vet appt at noon tomorrow. I’d best sign out. Good night, folks.
I still need something short and sweet, disparaging Obama, from a progressive prospective, to chalk on my roof, as my roof is in the flight path to OIA.
Accredited by the Southern Association is good (and important). ‘laters Suz.
*here i come to save the day*
i do absolutely nothing magnificently
i’ve told it before…. we split when she was 4 and she was a 50/50 – a week with her dad and a week with me. she went to elementary school at fremont community christian’s school – which was our home church when we were marrried and was about 1/2 mile from the pd. he was also an officer at my dept – made for a real messy divorce
Should you come down to visit her, I’ve got a couch. Sorry, no spare bedroom. The last house had a “guest” wing and was on a lake but, well, incessant unemployment/underemployment. You know the drill.
they’ve not found me since i moved. i changed my voter reg at the dmv when i put in my change of address (i love how easy that was to do both at the same time) so figure they will find me soon.
i’m enjoying the lack of political junk mail
Yes you do. You break things…
R U N N I N G……………..
g’nite bct — good to see your fonts again dood
its too forking hot to think — i don’t know how you do it in all that heat *and* humidity…
maybe change my ass or keep your promises
thanks bct… is what caused her to finally decide to go there – well, that and my nagging about how important accreditation is
thanks tuez…. i’m good with couches – they are a whole lot better than those forking hospital beds
It’s a talent…..worked my whole life to develop it! When I get one of those days with nothing (nothing!) on my list of to-do’s, I am so happy.
*setting LOOK to stun*
What strikes me is that I haven’t been a Republican for decades, and I don’t think I ever registered as a D. I have been whatever-an-Independent-is-called in California for almost two decades, and this year I’m bombarded by both mail and calls from both R’s and D’s. What’s up with that???
no difference between the two other than what they call themselves…
I just had to be a wise guy. But seriously, if you come to visit, let me know.
Scott Olsen did not get arrested at Obama HQ in Oakland; he left just before that. Here is a youtube video he posted: http://youtu.be/eNnoi1oVC_k
if i do i will. i’ve not flown since pre-9/11 and don’t wanna break that streak …. tis a long long drive. she’s only planning on one year at this point — taking it one step at a time. one year will give her enough credits to be able to do missions trips. the school she was looking at in wisconsin (half the cost but not accredited) has missions to ecuador working with indigenous peoples. i’m not ready for her to be going to other countries…
It’s great that there are about an equal number of campaign workers as protesters. How things have changed.
No kidding. :)
let’s get together
I curtailed my flying a lot after 911. Not because of any threat but because of the patriot act and TSA. I actually booked us a trip to Europe immediately after 911 because, it was cheap. That said, I still think the biggest impediment to bigotry is travel. Working with the poor and indigenous is the big education your daughter can get.
On edit 2: The best way to overcome bigotry is travel.
Edit: The best education.
Think I need to go to bed. I really, really need to go to bed.
i refuse to give up my privacy and freedom to travel… i’ll drive before i fly
i agree that its good — just saying that i’m not ready :)
I’ve flown internationally three times since 9/11. Twice on non=American airlines …. wonderful! Once on one ‘our’ major carriers…. miserable. I’ve flown quite a bit on flights within the USA….. getting more miserable by the year. So sad. I’m still stunned by how fast BushCo and his minion have taken us down a sorry path.
It’s 2:15 a.m. and I’ve had a couple…
we are headed towards a papers please society… gotta show photo id for dayam near everything nowadays — not much difference between the two in my book
sleep well tuez
CrazyTime, USA. Makes me sad, but I’m gonna keep on truckin’. Gots to see my peeps, and many of them are too far away for driving. I thought maybe I could take the train to Montana (I love trains!) but there isn’t a passenger train into the town where my daughter’s family is. Flying is it.
On my most recent trip my daughter left her ID in her sister’s car and had to face “enhanced interrogation” in order to get on the planes back to Santa Barbara. She finally found a magazine in her purse that had her name and address on it. She and the boys got to walk through. The grandma (me!) got shoved into the x=ray machine….. and then the matron poked my hair to see if there was any metal in my braids. Fer gawd’s sake!!!!
Thanks for the chat, Suz. Got to rest up for doing absolutely nothing tomorrow! And happy dreams to you, too.
jeebus dearie — that right there is why i don’t fly (well, that and the cost). now that i’ve got metal in both knees, i know i would get the enhanced patdown/interrogation bullshit. fuck that — i’ll fucking drive. heard they wanna extend tsa to the trains — pretty soon we are gonna need permission to be out of our area — like those in moscow needed permission to travel outside the city back in the day
fuck, i did it again *head hanging in shame*
looks like most folks have faded off… i’ve got a fresh pot ready to brew for any late-comers…
*dimming lights* thanks for letting me hang out with ya tonight
Ahs well, I just got home from OH’s GA and everybody has already headed out…! ;-)
Sweet dreams, Suz…!
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