Counting Crows — Hanginaround.
What’s on your mind?
This time of night there is not much on my mind and I like it that way. So there.
hiya Suzzz – having a great day?
hey tuez — this time of night i prefer to have nothing on my mind too :) how’s florida tonight?
hey coach — how ya doing tonight?
OK. House is quiet.
hiya ppd — twas a forking gorgeous day — in the low 80′s today. how was the monterey bay today?
he’s off to college?
Yep. Delivered this past weekend.
How is Steph handlin’ Florida? We got’s us some bugs and weather, ya know.
great — still recovering from yesterday’s ride.
steph’s at college in florida. she’s been outta the house for several years but this is the furthest away she has been. i didn’t think i would worry as much as i have — all though i didn’t think she would arrive and be greeted with a hurricane either.
when she first left, i found i had to have either the tv or the radio on all the time and louder than normal — took a bit to get to where i enjoy the silence instead of being tweaked by it
she’s enjoying it. she was asked to be on the women’s soccer team and today was their first practice. she’s not used to the daily drenching yet and hasn’t mentioned anything about bugs — yet.
how far did ya ride?
so… i was away for most of today… anything happen?
“i didn’t think she would arrive and be greeted with a hurricane either.”
Sherman is tornado country but not this time of year.
Beautiful day – rode over to Carmel Valley to meet up with a friend, then all around the coast, back home – 90 miles with 4,100 feet of climbing.
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! I’ve got a baby Luau first and foremost on my mind tonite, already our ‘battle plan’ is breaking down with 3 days to go…! Yee-haw…! Let the fun begin…! ;-)
she was in the midwest for the past couple years — i’ve had calls from her asking me, 1,000 or so miles away, if there are tornadoes around. i’ve gotten real fast at finding out the answer to that question *laughing*
sweet! a double your pleasure kinda day – a ride and friends
aloha tut — sounds like paradise is cooking tonight… whatcha gonna serve?
Wait til she sees our humongous roaches?
We didn’t have a hurricane last week, she is still a virgin.
Mostly Hawaiian… Kalua pig and cabbage, chicken long rice, squid luau, lomi salmon, poi, rice, etc…! ;-)
it was hot in the valley and foggy on the coast
you doing all the cooking or are others also bringing dishes?
What is a baby luau?
I still remember a cooking with baby article, years ago. All I could think of was….
Oh, hell, never mind.
I’m going to bed.
*laughing* and *more laughing* on the down side, her hard drive actually cracked sat — thank goodness she had bought that extra protection plan – she got her laptop back today with a new hard drive. unfortunately, she lost everything on her drive that wasn’t on her flash drive or ipod. nothing was recoverable.
its supposed to hit 90 later this week — anything over the low 80′s makes me long for those foggy coastal days instead
We’re doing the majority of it, it’s nice to have the use of our local Salvation Army’s kitchen and their industrial-sized fridges to utilize…! ;-)
Two points, one neat and one (close to home) that’s a little weird.
The neat thing is I did a three-hour photo shoot today: my college alumni magazine is going to run an article about me in connection with my peanut butter magnum opus.
The weird thing is that I’ve been trying to post to one of the previous threads, “FLOTUS Tonight — Watch Online,” and it isn’t being posted. I’ve tried to put it up twice and it’s gone into the “Awaiting Moderation” corral — maybe that will happen to this one, too.
Doesn’t one have to misbehave in some way to have one’s posting privileges curtailed? Suzanne, you have some kind of working relationship with the power structure at this here website, so I’d appreciate your looking into this for me.
hey blue — let me check the filters for ya…. maybe you had one of them word within a word kinda things get trapped
Thank you muchly, Suzanne.
sorry blue — i don’t have backstage privileges at myfdl other than on my own myfdl diaries. i’ll let ellie know (it was her thread) and have her check for them but i fear she may have already headed out — she’s an east coaster.
Whatever you can do will be appreciated.
I’m innocent of any malfeasance! I swear to God I’m innocent!
betcha its that you used a word within a word — i remember when the word specialist would trip the filters at fdl because it has the name of that penis pill in it…
down on the corner
i sent ellie an email about it blue. check the thread tomorrow and it should be fixed. i apologize
I didn’t say ‘Viagra’ or even ‘Cialis.’
Hmmn — maybe the Three Stooges could have done a ‘Viagra Falls’ routine.
Am getting punchy and will sign off.
No problem, Suzanne — thanks again. Nighty-night.
blue — is the magazine article gonna be available online?
waiting for the sun
Evening, Suz and all! I have been very busy, still working tonight.
hey bg — whatcha working on?
Rolling out the big media releases for closing our business.
My wife tell me that FLOTUS totally rocked the place tonight, and she’d know.
I found that I simply can’t watch conventions any more. In fact, I can’t watch horse-race reporting on TV, though on one brief walk through the family room, I heard Cenk or someone say that Karl Rove is pulling his troops out of Ohio. First of all, I don’t believe it; maybe it’s a head fake. But, if that is in fact true, the GOP are all but throwing in the towel on the presidency and moving their troops down-ticket.
Going to plan B, hijack the voting machines, most likely.
title and first paragraph:
LANDMARK BUSINESS “THE BLACK HOLE” IS CLOSING
Los Alamos, NM–Barbara Grothus, President of the Los Alamos Sales Company, a local salvage store affectionately dubbed “The Black Hole,” has announced that the business will close. The business, established in 1953, has operated at 4015 Arkansas Avenue in Los Alamos since the 1970s. Edward Grothus, the company’s founder and internationally known anti-nuclear activist, died in 2009. His wife, Margaret Grothus died in March of this year.
tis a sad time — the business has been around for a long time but…
hey wigwam – i’ve not watched any of it either — and i’ve not watched any cable news in a while. i just had to step back from all the crazy for a while. how’s the inland empire tonight?
That sux, bg…! 8-(
Amazingly quite. Our dog and I took a walk along the canal around sun-down and very few birds were present. Usually, we have an escort of humming birds zipping past us. In fact, one evening a humming bird flew thirty-to-fifty feet ahead of us, hovered, and then went another thirty-to-fifty feet ahead of us when we caught up to him/her. This went on for about a block.
There’ve been no ducks in the canal this year. Usually there will be about three couples with their offspring.
Anyway, the day was hot (100), but as usual the evening was very pleasant (now 77).
The place is crammed and overflowing with a lot of stuff, junk, and general detritus of the nuclear age. It is an overwhelming task to just work in one small area of the place. When MO was talking about how hard BO works, I thought, “Mike (my brother) should be the President.” He works harder than anyone I know. We busted it this weekend, and yet, there would be this level of work for years to get it organized to sell. I don’t know what any of the stuff is, for the most part, semi after semi truck load of stuff.
where did the birds go? and why?
i’ve not seen many here at the new place — had a bazillion birds at teh coast house — all those birds using the bay on their migration and barn swallows and, of course, the bald eagle neighbors.
Maybe you can sell it to the Smithsonian, or at least give them first pickings. After that an auctioneer?
*heh* Black Hole, indeedy…! ;-)
It’s not good in Québec tonight. Bad
I was noticing how many birds are around Los Alamos. The air is always full of their sounds and flight. I think you know that I am a big raptor watcher, and I see some very big birds, mostly hawks there. But there were so many birds in the yard and trees when we were working at the house in the morning and evening.
Damn. I didn’t know that we had bald eagles on the West Coast. There has been a major resurgence of them in the upper Mississippi River valley in the past few decades.
hey q — how ya doing tonight? was the premier-elect the target?
The name came because it became clear that it was a collection, not so much for sale. “Everything goes in and nothing comes out.” On his deathbed, his last words were, “All the buildings, all the boxes, get rid of all of it, it’s too much.”
had several out on netarts bay. tis nesting grounds in addition to being on the migration routes. loved watching eagle washing at the junction of the creek and the bay as the tide came in causing turbulent waters…
*wow* Quebecois…! …the man yelled “the anglos are waking up” in French…
There’s that much vitriol…? 8-(
They are still kind of rare to see in NM, but I have seen one three different times driving back and forth to Los Alamos. I would never stop talking about them if I got as good a view as you’ve had, Suz. Those photos are incredible.
Hi suz, pups,
Yes, the guy was going for Marois. I most probably know the guy who got killed. I’ve often worked at the Metropolis. Backstage doorman name’s is Bob, a real good guy. The gunman was no more than 35 feet from Prime Minister elect Pauline Marois. I’m not feeling too good right now.
Hoping they are not waking up like the R people in the USA. Tragic, looks like a page from our side of the border.
So very sorry for your whole country, Q.
oh jeez q i’m so sorry. how on earth did he get so close?
i didn’t realize they were eagles the first couple times i saw them…after i found out, i used to sit at the front windows with a pair of binocs and my birds of the pacific northwest book, trying to id what was out there.
unfortunately i had old eyes and weak binocs and still don’t know what was out there other than what i was told by others.
I was working at Club Soda tonight, I could see the front door of Metropolis from the backstage exit, I left ten minutes before it happened. I was doing an election night comedy show .
Witnesses also said the suspect launched some kind of incendiary device into a nearby Dumpster, igniting it briefly before the flames were doused.
did he do this before he opened fire or after? where the hell was security — he got forking inside the event while she was speaking
If it hadn’t been raining, I would have walked there and gone in to take a few pics. Madame Marois got there as I was packing the car
So so sorry.
I was just watching Nydia Velasquez speaking at the Demo Convention. She just said the Rs want to turn women’s health care decisions over to their bosses. Good line.
i’m so glad you were not there q
My wife followed the Decorah eagles every day for many, many weeks. If she left her computer on when she went to work, I’d hear them while I brushed my teeth in the morning, and ask myself, “What are those birds doing in the house?”
From what I’ve heard and can imagine, the guy walked in backstage, doorman blocked his way, the guy pulled out what is thought to be a kalishnikov, shot three, killed one, walked out, molotov cocktail in a dumpster that is right besides the door. Guy was arrested 150 feet from the door, he said that the anglos are waking up…
I spent a few weeks of the summer of ’66 in Montreal, and I, who speaks no French, fell in with a hard-drinking bunch of French Canadians. About 3:00 or 4:00 one morning after way too much Pernod, I suggest that they should secede from Canada and join the U.S. “No, no, no. That would never work. Think how the flag would look, with fifty stars and one fleur de lis.”
all while wearing a bathrobe and beret
“Yes, he entered inside the theatre, but he was only in the entryway … a vestibule,” Lafrenière said. “The suspect was quickly apprehended. The incident took place behind the theatre.
why didn’t they have someone at the back?
wigwam, I am laughing at both of your comments.
i am too – wigwam’s on a roll tonight
tis time for me to take token out to save another tree pups. thanks for letting me hang out with ya tonight
Thank you for being such a welcoming and charming hostess, Suz! Sweet dreams.
I’m out too, going for a walk in the rain. Thanks Suz, CT, Bg, Ww.
Hey, Montreal is one of the finest cities I’ve ever visited. And, I’ve never eaten so well on so little money. Every apartment has a balcony. How civilized is that? Every evening there were two free concerts, one on the French side of town and another on the English side of town. My friends and I quickly decided that the French side had more soul, so we went there.
In their bars, which they call “tavernes,” women weren’t allowed in those days and you’d always get two beers when you ordered one. We drank Molson, and when we got back to the U.S. Bud tasted very flat.
For some reason, to the Canadians, I looked French. When I went to mass on Sunday morning, as I entered the church, the priest came up to me and spoke to me in French. I summoned up my best: “Je ne parle pas Francais,” and slurred it pretty well as I was taught to. Everyone around laughed and looked at me, including one of my friends who spoke French. He went over and talked to the priest in French and they kept looking over at me.
Pretty soon all of that stopped and everyone started going on into the church, whereupon I grabbed from behind the collar of my friend’s shirt and damny near pulled him off his feet. “What the fuck was so damn funny; what did I say wrong?” He replied “Nothing; the priest just asked you to read the epistle, and it’s very embarrassing for a French priest to mistake an Anglo for a Frenchman.”
Hey. G’nite all.
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