Peter, Paul and Mary — Lemon Tree.
What’s on your mind?
happy wed pups!
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! It’s always a pleasure to lead into your lln’s, Suz…! ;-)
aloha tut — always a pleasure to have ya lead in :) how’s paradise tonight?
You’re going to have to use time-outs to keep me in line tonight.
As I just responded to CT on LN, I’m in an especially rare mood, as opposed to my ordinary rare moods.
hey ecahn — are ya being rowdy or just contrary?
Why make executive decisions. Both.
And drunk too, apparently…! ;-)
Can you explain the protocol for a jinx to eCAHN, and, how you typically ask for a latte…? ;-)
i don’t know all the particulars as i just got caught up on today’s posts. what i do know about that particular internet tradition is that when two commentors post the same comment, the person who posted second (by time stamp) has to provide a cyber beverage of choice to the first person. i’m not much of a drinker (unless petro is around) so i usually ask for a double latte, with foam art
*heh* Can’t forget the foam art…! ;-)
Moral superiority for today stemming from canning 18 pints of peaches with neighbor.
She’s young enough to be my daughter, but I regard her as a friend.
We have (so far) a perfect relationship. She runs her personal executive decisions by me (N…, you don’t have time for that, or N.., what is your pref) and I regale her with my political foreign relations knowledge I’ve picked up since our previous get-together.
She is mid-30s, one of her early jobs was digitizing Mary Farrel collection on JFK assassination.
early morning rain
18 pts! wow ecahn…. i hope the weather cooperated — that’s a lotta steam in the air
Not familiar with foam art, but here’s one link that came up on search.
this kinda foam art
Worked out OK. Neighbor was due at 4p, showed up at 4:45. By then sun had disappeared behind clouds & thunder storm threatened but didn’t show up. Outdoor temp dropped from 77 to 70, kitchen got up to 81 with steam et al, but was bearable since we sat outside while steam bath rolled away.
You had to be there. It was more fun than words can describe.
Looks good to eat.
Foam art on coffee
it sounds like fun. i learned to can with a neighbor back when jen was in first grade. i also was her ‘assistant’ when she was making various kinds of tomales in the fall. its been years since then but i remember the fun of a steamy kitchen making all those goodies.
hiya ce — how’s cleveland tonight? ooooh 3 d foam art!!!
You beat me to it! The first time I saw this, I was girlish!
You’re invited to create next dinner party. Looks grand.
All of a sudden, summer is over. The trees look like they are turning. There are dead leaves on the deck. And the Japanese maple has reddish leaves that are normally green. New students are excited. I’m getting ready to leave for London in September. Yay!
Not only that, but I cahned N into the worst part of the project, peeling the peaches.
I try not to be taken for a fool, though sometimes that is unavoidable.
i saw several trees (maples) were starting to get a rusty red tint to the leaves….. we are supposed to get a wet storm in tonight and tomorrow that is more like october than august. feels like fall here too — but we are supposed to be back into the 80′s for labor day weekend.
Wonderful PP&M choice, Suz.
*heh* ‘cahned’, eh…? ;-)
Oh, peeling is the worst part!
peeling the peaches is a yucky job… i used to get stuck with doing that kinda prep work too
Is there the Autumn crispness to the air too, Christine…?
hey loohoo — so glad you liked it. how’s socal tonight?
Have a great time in London.
One new-old friend is 80ish. She’s a friend of a friend. We knew each other in passing but got acquainted at memorial service for mutual friend about 4 years ago.
She taught grades 1-3 in mid-Hudson, but spent year in ed program at Oxford. Probably 1960s.
Of all the locals I’ve gotten to know in last couple of years, she is one of the most liberal and most interesting.
No, definitely not — if anything, there is too much humidity. Like the east coast. Ugh. I don’t miss that at all. The temperature dropped by evening, but it is still warm and humid. And we are losing the light — inside by 8:00 pm.
I think N never noticed, but I probably underestimate her.
don’t think twice
Thanks! We are spending a long weekend in Shropshire with friends, too. They have a darling house surrounded by fields of hops. They are dear friends. Can’t wait to have local cider and Pimms!
i can’t wait for your return to hear all about your travels — remember i travel vicariously through you so ya gotta remember lots!
battle of the folkies – iirc i featured this one up top before
Sliding a jar of canned peaches down the counter in your direction Suzanne.
Got a cheek busting recipe for using them. Brown chicken breast, finish on low heat on stove top or in oven, deglaze with peach liquor, pop in some chicken stock ice cubes, add browned almond slices, home canned peaches, sauted mushrooms, onions (I use green ones), dollop honey, heavy cream if you want to be fawncy, tarragon, reduce, pour over chicken breast.
Here’s the dish: 10 days, mostly in London, but 4 days in Ludlow. Meetings for mrCE, but for me visits to the V&A Museum and Tate Britain. We are meeting a D.C. friend, who also sits on the Board of the European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences. Whew, that is such a long name! mrCE is the Secretary General of the association.
Ask them if there are local bee keepers who do hops honey.
Never heard of it, but sounds like is might be a taste treat.
omg that sounds wonderful!!! thanks ecahn. i bet it would be great with pork chops too
so much fun exploring london and then the relaxing english countryside :)
I will — we pick dinner from their garden every night. With village meat and vegan stuff, everyone cooks!
Hola, llners, Suz, all! I have been waking up so early that I am a’slumber most nights, but I am sorta buzzed from drinking iced tea too late I guess.
Hmm, CE, I have an artist’s work for you to look up if you have time, in London town. I’ll send you the details via FB. It won’t be for a couple of days.
And we decided that we will do some tourist trips: Hampton Court, and maybe a trip by boat up the Thames.
Sure! I have access to some great auction databases.
hey bg — how’s nm tonight?
When do you leave?
yay!!! play tourist for me and take pictures!!!
Yes, thank you. Hadn’t thought of that. Getting 1/4 pig in a couple of weeks from local organic farmers.
i bet roasted pork roast with a peach glaze would be scrumptious… and a nice change from apple
My back is crying tonight. I worked on a bathroom floor today, a nasty job of pulling up wet wood and re-building the sub floor in one area. It is going to take another day, and I am thinking I need to leave it to dry for a while before I put the vinyl on top. ..someone living in the place so kind of a mess.
Loved Hampton Court. Was fascinated by kitchen, but not into cooking when I visited. Store up your cooking over live fire Qs and fire them off (heh) when you get there.
The best part, we have tickets to the Globe Theatre. “Mid-Summer’s Night Dream.”
oh bg i’m so sorry – crying backs make it so difficult to be comfortable…
*le jealous sigh*
Hiya Suzzzz – firegourds
hey ppd — how’s the monterey bay tonight?
Oh, the kitchens — the best part of every castle. I loved them at Stirling Castle, and some French chateaux.
I did a Hawaiian kabob dinner about 3 weeks ago. Skewered pork instead of beef, pineapple (recipe called for canned, can you imagine that, not), onion, sweet peppers, yum. Served over fried rice.
This will be our third time at the Globe. I just get as giddy as a child at Disneyland.
We do that too, oh fresh pineapple is lovely grilled. I do Trader Joe’s couscous ’cause I’m lazy. With nuts.
Beautiful evening … We’re enjoying Sept-Oct weather a month early this year. How’s everything in your neck of the woods?
sounds yummy! i’m a lover of pork – i like it more than chicken and its almost as versatile
Some relatives have just returned from London. She is involved in theater/acting, and they did the Globe too. Plus some other theater tours and such. I have to check my FB and see if I find out what they saw at the Globe.
was saying up thread that it feels more like october than august … our norms aren’t anymore
Hiya CE, eCAHN & BG
Oh yes, I was just saying our Japanese maple trees are turning. I’m putting a photo on FB from my window. Tomorrow.
Hola, PPDCUS, I was saying upthread I have been sleeping through LLN lately. I did read last night’s comments, and it was quite a happening spot, hopping.
There is a story about interpreting Shakespeare in a political context. He was apparently R.C. in a protestant ruled Britain, but with 50-50 pop or 60-40 in either direction, no stats to shed light.
Order of historical plays and subversive nature, you get the picture.
MSND not part of the plot.
I was dozing while listening so I didn’t bookmark source, but found the thesis fascinating & will track it down at a future date,
We had a wild fire in south county on Hunter Liggett, but it was contained with no injuries & no structures lost. Friends who live there were ready as it came near their property, but didn’t need to evacuate. Looks very serious in the Sierras near Yosemite, though.
my cousin gregg is with riverside fire and he’s up there. he is also part of their urban search and rescue team — they were flown into nyc on 9/11 – one of the few planes allowed in the air. i used to torment him as a teen when i had to babysit my siblings and my aunt mary’s kids while the grown-ups were off having fun
Precipitation pattern changes will have the largest impact on areas like ours with major ag production. Followed by temperatures ramping up. Lucky we have the Bay for air conditioning.
Hi guys! all is well here. Got lost on the internets again!
Weather is weather. Abnormal is normal. Always was until 24-7 news channels figured out there was ad money in 24-7 weather.
Got my weather intro about 3-4 decades ago. Was presenter at group meeting at San Francisco pension fund management.
Troops assembling; embarrassed silence while we looked out the windows at GG Bridge. Finally I remarked what a fabulously clear and cool day it was, and conversation started up.
Seem to be busier these days & spending less time online. No complaints.
Hope he’s safe.
pretty soon the pacific northwest will be more like the sf bay area
i averaged the same amount of rain on the coast as i did in the santa cruz mts — now i’m more inland and it feels more like the east bay but without quite as much hot (at least this summer *laughing*)
the utubes are a time machine loohoo
Coldest winter I ever spent was one August in San Francisco.
Michael Woods, and In Search of Shakespeare, print and video. Love them both.
gotta lotta family praying for all the firefighters and him in particular. that fire just seems unstoppable at this point — so forking huge!
Speaking of time machines, your dress and shoes and You were looking very fab at Jen’s wedding.
those pics brought back some real happy memories. haven’t worn those shoes since and don’t think i will — they were hard enough when i only had one bad knee *laughing* i’ve got several pairs of stiletto’s… 4 inch heels iirc that i’ll never wear again but like the strappy silver heels, they hold memories
Going to cash in.
Sleep well everyone.
g’nite ecahn — happy dreams
I know, some people I know still wear the high shoes, but not me.
Didja see this? Even though it does not apply to me, I had to laugh.
Dear Tech Support,
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend to Husband and noticed a distinct slowdown in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelery applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend.
In addition, Husband uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance and Personal Attention and then installed undesirable programs such as Rugby, Football, Sailing and Continuous TV. Conversation no longer runs, and Housecleaning simply crashes the system. I’ve tried running Nagging to fix these problems, but to no avail.
What can I do?
First keep in mind, Boyfriend is an Entertainment Package, while Husband is an Operating System. Please enter the command: ‘http: I Thought You Loved Me.html’ and try to download Tears.
Don’t forget to install the Guilt update. If that application works as designed, Husband should then automatically run the applications Jewelery and Flowers, but remember – overuse of the above application can cause Husband to default to Grumpy Silence, Garden Shed or Beer. Beer is a very bad program that will download the Snoring Loudly Beta.
Whatever you do, DO NOT install Mother-in-law (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources).. Also, do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband.
In summary, Husband is a great system, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. It also tends to work better running one task at a time. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Food and Hot Lingerie.
Me too, I’m way over my sleep deadline. Like two hours. Sweet dreams all!
I think the climate change debate will be settled when insurers & actuaries start juggling their risk & premium calculations so rates go up & in some cases, insurance coverage become uneconomical or unavailable. Until then, we can enjoy BP’s PR blitz against gulf spill claimants.
hahahahaha another reason to remain a solo
Hope you’re enjoying life up north – it sounds beautiful.
g’nite ce — happy dreams
i am — i’m still learning how to deal with winters inland — didn’t have to worry much about snow and ice on the coast and last year it only snowed on new years iirc. with the feel of this early fall, i think we are in for an early winter
OMG I”m taking that with me for tomorrow.
Night CE – be well
You know we have a lot of marriage equality breaking out in NM, so many happy people in the photos I have seen. Of course there is the old saw about how they can be miserable like other married folk. But for now, the Marriage for Everyone program is working well.
Night, eCAHN – be well
Clever enough to pass around, for sure. Nighters, will be in touch.
i saw so many happy couples on the tv machine when wa state passed marriage equality.
tim about time for me to head out…. thank you for stopping by and letting me spend a wee bit of time with ya tonight
g’nite all and happy dreams
Me, too – take care all.
Why the waiting had to go on for so long seems like a mystery, because once that ball rolls, it just keeps going and no one can stop it. Of course our Govermatrix and her pals are going to give that a shot. Losers.
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Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic RevolutionChat with Doug Fine about his new book. Hosted by Phillip Munger (EdwardTeller).