Stan Freberg – Nuttin’ For Christmas.
What’s on your mind?
g’evening pups — how ya’ll doing tonight?
I’m gettin’ nothin’ fa Xmas!
’cause i aint been nuttin but bad
hey senator — how’s sacramento tonight? i hear you guys are gonna get wet…
Well, I’m not a new millionaire tonight but the scratch off ticket I bought paid off enough to break even.
hey tuez — yay for breaking even! in my book, that’s winning when it comes to gambling :) how’s florida tonight?
Forkin’ rainin, Suz! And Friday is supposed to be worser! I have laid in my supplies.
i heard the bay area is gonna get hammered this weekend…..
Yep. Both of my kids are in flood zones. I am encouraging them to come here. But our power goes out when it showers. Dang.
Good news on the literary front — my peanut butter magnum opus got a nice write-up on the website of The New Yorker today, which called it “enjoyable and informative.”
my power went off less frequently when i was on the oregon coast than it did when i was in boulder creek. am hoping that its even better here inland and in a town. i’ve checked and i’m not in a flood zone from a local creek that has flooded in the past.
blue! wow, congrats! i’m so forking happy for you. i can’t wait for your book salon next month!!!
are ya on cloud nine yet?
I really am. I requested you as the host/moderator for Book Salon. Did they get in touch with you about that?
I break even on horses all the time (except I haven’t been to a track in 15 years, but I can do it, food and drinks included) but I haven’t even won as much as a dollar in decades in the lottery. Hence, I only play the lottery when it’s huge.
How come the east coast never knows about bad weather on the west coast? If you have an earthquake or a volcano blows we hear about it, otherwise, crickets.
not heard from bev about it…. yet
when i used to go to tahoe (when i lived in the bay area) i usually came home with the same amount of money i went up there with. i considered that a win, especially if that included lodging and food :)
cause by the time the weather hits us you all are asleep.
tis gnarly looking
You’ve got a point, but I think it probably has more to do with east coast snobbishness. I also hate that the weather stops at Canada and Mexico too.
Lodging and food. Hell, I’m just glad for admission, snacks and maybe a coke. You are hitting the big time.
Congrats, blue…. nice review. You did good!
i had quite a streak going there for a while. we would go up once or twice a year and took cash to pay for everything (including lodging and food) so if we came home busted we were still ok budget wise. never a big win but having a paid for weekend was a win to me.
hey dearie — how’s the ‘nard tonight? itsn’t it great — one of our late late nite pups hitting the big time!!!
East coast?!? I thought you were in FL. (tease)
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! Just got in from my first shift outside…! I knew the last couple of trips up here would catch up with me…! After not having to go outside at all, tonite, I get to spend 7 hours outside and 3 1/2 hrs inside since we’re short-handed(as opposed to 6 and 6)…! Ce La Vie…! ;-)
Ooh…! How cool, bw…! I’ll be sure to attend it…! ;-)
aloha tut — how forking cold is it up on the mt tonight?
no matter what i’ll be there too… wouldn’t miss blue’s book salon for nuttin’…
About 38-40, with some winds, not too bad…! That moon is absolutely gorgeous, it’s so bright I can’t see the Milky Way contrails or anything but a few stars poking thru…! ;-)
Proud, I am! Blue worked hard on it and shared with us the working on it. Makes me happy. Good times……
I’m a big fan of peanut butter too…! ;-)
While walking with my buddy last evening, we marveled at how wonderful the moon is. I can’t imagine getting to see it in all its glory from up on your mountain. Enjoy for all of us!
we’ve been cheering for this for a long time — so glad to see it coming to fruition
the saturday before christmas is perfect — can’t be christmas without some peanut butter fudge yanno :)
Jupiter is kicking too…! ;-)
Good stuff, CT! It’s on Saturday, December 22, I think.
Thank you mucho! It’s good to be among peers.
That’s so cool that you asked Suz to host it too…! ;-)
i don’t know if the author gets to choose who gets to host. in any event, i’ll be there with bells on
I’m surprised they haven’t gotten in touch with her yet. She has such a sunny personality, I’ll feel at ease having her do it.
Dang it, It’s already time to suit up…! 8-(
Oh wells, sweet dreams y’all…! *g*
john and marsha
stay warm tut!
Wonderful World (by Sam Cooke, who lived in my neighborhood in LA, although in a much nicer place than I do, when he got snuffed at a motel in South Central at age 33).
one of my favs… as is this one….
the two winning powerball tix were sold in az and missouri according to my local news
dulces suenos, bluewombat…….
I wish there had been 10 or … even 100 winning tickets~!
“Bring It On Home” is beautiful…I’d completely forgotten about it.
Firedoglake: Come for the politics, stay for the music.
you send me
twisting the night away
I was just checking Sam Cooke’s Wikipedia listing: he was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, which is essentially ground zero of the blues country of the Mississippi Delta. I visited the town when I was researching my first book, about 1950′s TV drama producer Fred Coe, who was born in a town with the unlikely name of Alligator, Mississippi.
Having disgorged myself of all that, am getting a bit pooped and think I’ll be signing off. Check with Bev, Suzanne, and see what she has to say about the Book Salon hosting gig.
Suzanne, I’m thinking that BevW is trying to get Jimmy Carter, Peanut Farmer, to host blue’s book salon. Okay, but the thought is making me smile broadly “:)
Likewise, I’m sure…
Double :) , over and out.
i gotta admit, dearie, i do like the way you think
It’s been fun, Suz and group, but I’m fading. Gotta get up early to take my dad for his annual physical. Happy dreams to all.
Still around Suz?
hey starbuck — how ya doing tonight?
Fine. We just finished a really wonderful Japanese movie called “Departure”, made in 2008. I won an Oscar, and I can see why.
How are you tonight?
am doing ok. been watching opb — tis space and science tonight with a focus on telescopes (pun intended).
Hey Suz an LLN’ers. Sayin a late howdy. Sorry that the weather has stalled over us up here and sends all the moisture to your parts. I could stand for a bit of snow right now as it helps to insulate my drains from freezing. Thanks fer the tunes Suz.
OOOHH Jimmy on the Lake would be so…neet.
hey homeroid — so you are the guy responsible for november being such a wet month eh :) how’s homer tonight? how does snow insulate your drains from freezing?
That would be fabulous!
Because it actually is an insulator. Just the way humans stay reasonably comfortable in an igloo.
how cold is it tonight? i had my first below freezing temp earlier this week — got down to 30.6
whoops…. i thought that was homer respoonding…. my pill musta kicked in
in best gilda voice (nevermind)
42.8 just up the street from me. It’s likely about the same there.
Timberline Lodge as over 100″ of snow already, except over 50″ melted!
Ok! Belay that last message!
i saw they had 2 lifts open over turkey day weekend… then the rains hit
good to see hood, adams, and mt st helens wearing their winter capes again — was on 30 earlier in the week when it was clear and they looked spectacular
41.7 on my east facing front porch
I looked up Homer. It’s around 23.
We took a walk on the Columbia River dike east of Washougal Sunday. Spectacular, although it is already past fall color.
I remember my favorite line from a literary agent when someone said to him, “It’s said everyone has a book in them.” he said, “And for most people it should stay there!”
I know that people told me I should write a book.
1)I felt I already did the work, it was like writing a status report
2)Books are hard. I have friends who have written them and I know how much work goes into them.
3) I’m lazy.
4) I’m happy (and amazed) if I can sustain people’s interest for 1200 words (my usual long winded post)
We live in a a 140 character world. A world where people sit in front of the microwave and say, “I don’t have all minute!”
I’ve probably already lost 39% of the people right now.
I used to be ADHD (or “interrupt driven” as we said in our day. Now I think longer and write longer. Sadly I think that my writing and long thinking isn’t necessarily special.
looking barer here too. most of the maples have lost their leaves and the cherry across the street is about halfway bare. this next set of storms should remove most of the remaining leaves
hey spocko — how’s the city by the bay tonight?
This 40? year old house was built by some one with a turd grade edjumicatian. And if i don’t have at least 6″ of snow to pile against the foundation the drains freeze when it drops below 10. Not that it is a big deal right now as i have no water as the plumbing is falling apart and it’s been a week to get the plumber to actually start working on it. I was going to buy the tools and do it meself but he showed just as i was about to do that. Ya gotta love it that i haul water from the creek to fill the toilet so the Mrs can flush. I know pin a medal on my forehead.
tis twue love homer that you do that for your mrs
fingers and toes crossed the plumber gets ya flushing again real soon
I see out my door it is 11.
Supposed to get down to 15 there tonight,homeroid.
Good you got the plumbing fixed. Otherwise, you would soon be melting ice chopped from the creek, I fear!
Already passed 15 then!
*brrr* shiver even
Well (deep subject, I know!) Time to crawl under the down and snooze away.
*laughing* g’nite starbuck
The weather temps are down at the airport which is by the water at about 30′ above sea level. I am about 250′ above and there is a draw coming down from the bluff above which brings cold right to my door.
i would be warmer on the bay than it was in tillamook when it got really cold. i figured it was because the pacific ocean helped keep it a wee bit warmer.
That’s why i live where i live. This be the banana belt of the north ;)
there were a few times when the tide was out that the bay looked and dayam near was frozen… had to get down into the mid to low teens for that to happen
tis about time for me to *shiver* let token go save a tree. he runs back in and stands next to the baseboard heater (or into the bedroom to snuggle under the blanket lately.
thanks for letting me hang out with ya tonight.
Hey Suz, counting down the days to my new computer! I am with Token, over by the heater. Or under the covers. One of those.
plenty of room — he’s such a litle guy and doesn’t take up much room
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