Midnight Oil — Beds Are Burning, at Sound Relief on March 14, 2009.
What’s on your mind?
Hi, Suz. How’s it going in your part of beautiful land? Nice at the beach here. Took my dad to a doctor appt. today, and then he took me to lunch at a wonderful beach restaurant in Goleta. We had a great time. I’m so happy to have these times with my dad. A gift, really.
hey dearie — i hope everything checked out ok at the doc’s. twas another drippy day here with no sun at all. weather dood said we may have sun on sunday afternoon. hehehehe good thing i don’t melt when wet
Yep, the dad’s doing great…. for a 95 year old, he’s really sharp and healthy. We had fog here, too….. but we’re getting into our “June Gloom” season, so that’s not new. I do love the longer days. Makes those drives to Santa Maria easier. Very hard to do those when it’s dark when I leave and darker before I get home.
blue sky mine
first bridges now beds burning, is it hot or what?
And, Suz, what’s new with your adorable grandbaby? I remember that during the early years, there was something new every day! My grandbabies are growing up already. I need to get back up to Montana for my littlest grand.
this does remind me of june gloom in ca except its a lot drippier – doesn’t bother me until it goes on for weeks at a time. then i start jonesin’ for the sun. i love the longer days too – i remember those times when i was commuting in the dark – both ways. it just makes a bad commute worse…
hey bg — how’s nm tonight? i burst out laughing when i saw hag’s post title…
another ear infection and conjunctivitis :( poor baby is getting exposed to a lotta new germs now that she is in pre-school. and, of course today her mama came down with the cold that created jujube’s woes.
the dead heart
oooohhhhh….been there/done that! But the good thing is that kids who get exposed to colds and such seem to do better in the long run… better than the over-protected; or so the mommy-experts seem to say.
True that, or so it seems!
Well, I am on round 3 with the old cooler, hoping it will be ready tomorrow, I got my sister’s done today, and I have the ones at my house plus one for one client I have kept. I had a second round with one I did the other day, complaints of noise. They are a bit noisy, hoping I was able to make a little difference by changing out a part.
I still have painting and cleaning to finish plus install a fan/light fixture which I may need help to do. Not sure I can get it all done, but trying like heck.
tis the down side to being home with mom for her first two years for sure. but tis better to get exposed to them now rather than when she is in elementary school.
hey ce — how’s cleveland tonight?
is most of it behind ya now time wise?
NPR had a story last week I think about parents who put a dropped pacifier into their mouth and then give it back to baby, supposed to help build up the good germs, we are so obsessed with teh clean that our kids are not exposed to normal things that help build their immune systems. I for one am all for exposure to a little bit of germs.
Well, like all deadlines in my experience, I always hope to have enough time to finish everything like I want, but then there is never quite enough time, and the all nighters are truly behind me. So that is where the rub comes.
i saw that — i used to do it… 5 second rule yanno
river runs red — from in front of Exxon building on Manhattan’s 6th avenue to protest the Exxon-Valdez catastrophe. The concert was not authorized
I laughed out loud at that report, bg. My younger daughter just did that by instinct. I was thinking, “oh, yuk.” But her twins have been really healthy… no excema (sp?), few colds, no asthma. Apparently human saliva is quite cleansing! Who’d a thought? Fun to still be learning new stuff.
good evening, Suz..! Great song choice..!
peter garrett, the lead singer had an unusual career change
hey past — thanks — glad you liked it. how’s slc tonight?
A trick with saliva I learned working in a sewing shop is that if you prick your finger and it bleeds on your sewing, saliva will get the blood out.
i did not know that… wow
Cool. I didn’t know that. Now, if I could just figure out how to get mustard stains out of blouses I drip on!
thanks for cluing me in, he seems like a real stand-up guy, someone you’d be proud to associate with.
yup — too bad he’s an aussie and not in politics here
slc was above normal, mid-eighties today, but cool front is expected tonight and thru the weekend, which is good. Too hot too soon causes excessive snow runoff in the mtns, better to warm gradually and let the snowmelt seep into the ground.
I have a friend who uses Dawn for everything, sometimes if you soak the stain overnight just with the liquid soap and then wash in warm water, that will get out a lot of stuff. Not everything, but it is worth a try. Also sometimes teh google has good ideas. I was able to get ink stains out of my bedspread using hairspray and a lot of elbow grease, I was amazed.
gotta recharge that groundwater. our cool front moved through but the door is open for us to have weather like this for the next couple of weeks per the weather dood
the google is a wonderful thing!
that hairspray thing works. Tried it on a shirt pocket once where my pen had leaked, and it did get the stain out.
Evenin Suz an all. We expect snow tonight and i swear i will make snowballs and throw them at hell and see if one might survive. Dawg knows we need one.
hey homeroid — i’m so sorry dood. i figured since i was drippy you were getting some sunshine
We had lot’s-o-sunshine. Just now the arctic came south! I suspect the arctic weather will mess with us all on the west coast for the future. We can deal with it so long as we have good tunes. And your a champ dear Suz.
aw thanks dood *blushing*
its certainly messed up the ‘norms’ and its not just the west coast — its fucked up all over.
My son bought a go-cam clone while he was here for the purpose of recording his mountain bike adventures. He posted his first bike video the other day after returning to China – a ride thru the city which shows the modern areas and some poor neighborhoods just off the beaten path.
evening, Suzzzzz … firegods
nice.. am enjoying the sights and the music :)
hey ppd — how was your day?
busy – the usual. How’s everything up north tonight?
The traffic looks light, but also there are not many traffic signals in China, at least when I was there.
looks like they have a lot of bike lanes and paths….
wow, all those destroyed houses
I wonder if natural oils in the mustard seed are partly to blame. Have you ever used “Krud Kutter,” readily available in CA at Lowe’s and Home Depot?
I learned one Big thing recently about household cleaning, when dealing with my damnable re-usable motorcycle air cleaner. The air cleaner is re-usable because it’s cloth, with oil on it. Every xxx number of miles, you’re supposed to clean and re-oil it.
Cleaning up oil, especially hardened oil, oil on fabrics, oven interiors, etc., involves using a surfactant. I did not know that.
Aside from the likes of bleach, there are two cleaning agents we use all the time, and they are detergents and surfactants. Detergents have little effect on oils (successes with detergents on oils is mostly due to elbow grease), and surfactants have little effect on non-oily substances.
Keep your eyes out for the word surfactant in your cleaning supply purchases, and match things up to the problem at hand. The two types of chemicals don’t mix well, and hence aren’t mixed much, though a detergent used after a surfactant can be useful.
The motorcycle world pays a 300% markup for surfactants they think are special for motorcycles, but the stuff is exactly the same as chemicals in Krud-Kutter.
yeah, there are lanes separated from the main roadway, don’t know the exact purpose, if they’re just for bikes, scooters and cars to pull on and off the main road.
hey gg — how ya been?
yeah, don’t know what’s up with that. I do know that there always seems to be a lot of construction going on in the city, my son says hi-rise apartments go up like crazy.
Once I was using some kind of caulk, I think with silicon in it, and I found that mineral oil would clean it up. Silicon is soooo hard to clean up, and that mineral oil just wiped it away. I don’t know if it has any impact on the seal or life of the caulk, but wow.
perhaps they are tearing down the slums to build highrise housing
night, Suzzz – take care
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! Great tuneage tonite…!
aloha tut — thanks. how was the ga tonight?
It was great, we’re getting geared up for our Karavan to Kona…! ;-)
Had a great meet-up with the folks today, at my daughter’s place…! ;-)
sweet! tomorrow’s the big day!!!
old and slow, thank you…if there were anybody around, I’d be old and in the way…
but, that’s sort of why san diego’s working for me…ride the motorcycle everyday, and the old and slow gets dissipated…
really into my cleaning products, ya see…
Sure is, and the evening ceremony will be during lln…! His ‘official’ Grad party will be held Jul. 7th down at Sea Mountain with most of the extended family in attendance, so I don’t have to sweat much til then…! ;-)
It’s fascinating what oil does clean up…wish I knew more college chemistry, cuz I know that’s all this is…then I could go back to the ’50′s and be World’s Best Housewife…
tis time for me to head out folks…. thank you so very much for stopping by tonight and hanging out around the lake’s campfire
Sweet dreams, Suz…! I’ll see ya at Sat’s Toon nite…! *g*
cool, CT..! We’re having a Monsanto protest event at the state capitol that same day. A fellow VFP buddy of mine is giving a speech on agent orange.
Nighters, Suz, sweet dreams.
Sleep well, Suz.!
The 25th is the big push for direct National Actions, should be interesting to see how it all pans out, past…! ;-)
I plan to do a diary on it shortly afterwards…!
yeah, hope there are big turnouts everywhere. Monsanto is a poison-for-profit enterprise. Criminal..!
need to turn in, have a great day tomorrow, CT. Niters to all the lln pups.
Pleasant dreams, past…!
We need to support Sen. Merkley’s efforts… Jeff Merkley Pushes ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Repeal…
*heh* My Bad y’all… It’s Global, even…! ;-)
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