Bernadette Peters — Just One Person from episode 212 of The Muppet Show.
What’s on your mind?
Going thru one of those reverse sleeping cycles.
How are you this evening?
hey ecahn – how’s the hudson valley tonight? i’m feeling better tonight thank you
Glad to hear you are feeling better.
Tonight about same as last night. Winterish but not too cold.
I emailed keeper of 118 year local weather data to ask if he could do standard deviations, as well as averages.
He said good idea, he’d see what he could do.
The data are a treasure, and all they do is sit in a dull online file. Shameful, but characteristic of organization. Might try to push them along one suggestion at a time.
Hi, Suz and eCAHN. Glad you are feeling better, Suz.
Crazy warm down here. We are officially in drought. No rain during our only rainy season. Gonna be an ‘interesting’ summer.
Also, totally off track but interesting…. I was driving south from Santa Barbara this early afternoon when traffic came to a full stop. Helicopter came in just a bit ahead of me and took someone to hospital. The police and fire folks were incredibly efficient…. moved everything along. Maybe a 20 minute dead stop before everything was flowing again. I was impressed. When finally passing the accident, it looked like a rear-ender….. nothing dramatic, actually.
i was watching a show i had taped from my local pbs station about oregon winemakers – near the beginning, one of the founders of one of the first wineries was talking about all the weather records etc that was used to determine if oregon could in fact grow pinot noir…. i immediately thought of your comment last night about weather records
Aloha, Suz, eCAHN, and lln pups…! It was great to see bw’s post frontpaged today…! ;-)
hey dearie — how ya doing tonight?
hey tut — made me smile when i opened up the lake this morning and saw blue’s post up top :) how’s paradise tonight?
When I was employed I loved analyzing data.
Requires more knowledge than I currently have, namely a RA who knew the ins & outs of excel, so no longer on my list. Still have conceptual idea of what I would do if I had the skills.
Great Qs he asked.
I’ve been busy doing spring cleaning most of the day, and didn’t go outside to enjoy the gorgeous weather, except to take the trash out…! ;-)
i liked his observation about rizzo letting him ask a second (and the last) question — knowing that it wasn’t gonna be a softball question…
today was another foggy foggy day – its been a while since i’ve seen sunshine but i must admit, the socked in gray matches my sprits since i got this bug. would be good to have some sunshine – my solar powered mason jar isn’t shining
– my solar powered mason jar isn’t shining What’s that all about, M’dear, tea…?
jen got me one for christmas. its a hanging mason jar with a silvery mercury glass speckled so it looks like old mirror exterior and a solar thingie on the ‘cap’. its for the garden — i have it hanging on the double hook that has the birdfeeder on the other hook. when there is enough sunshine to power it, it is forking spectacular at night — all glittery and sparkly.
Sounds like a great gift.
Feeling drowsy, going to try to z-out.
Ooh, sounds cool…! ;-)
Sweet dreams, eCAHN…!
Hi Suz, hope you’re feeling a bit better tonight. Good evening, eCAHN, Dearie, CT..!
hey past — how’s slc tonight?
feels cold tonight but it’s in the mid 20′s, so it must be me. Tomorrow maybe about 40. Inversion is taking hold here and expected to worsen for the next week with no storms to clear it out.
Well I had fun today. My potential manager and I went over time – he was supposed to interview me for the final 45 minutes of the 4 hours of interviews. We were having fun exploring how I approach problems. He apparently liked my responses and wanted to know more about my thought processes. So instead of finishing at 4:45, I finished at 5:50.
we’ve had an inversion going — tonight the weather dood drug out the disco ball because it is going to be 70′s in the mts…
Good evening all. Bernadette is so lovely and so talented. I’ve always been a fan.
hey wmd — wow, that’s great dood! dare i presume you came out of the interview feeling good about it?
hey openhope — glad ya liked it. how’s the sound tonight?
“but it’s in the mid 20′s so it must be me”. LOL
Yeah, pastfedup, quit being such a comfort freak!!
we were at MIL’s for dinner the other day, and our 4-yr old grand-niece (is that the right term, it’s my bil’s granddaughter) had brought her play fingernail polish she got at Christmas and was doing everyone’s nails. Turns out hot pink appears to be ‘my color’… *g
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how fun! i remember when my girls were at the play cosmetics age… pink polish and blue eyeshadow was everyone’s ‘color’…
hey tw3k — how ya doing tonight?
hey openhope – yeah, I’m such a whiny-ass ya know..! How you doin’ ?
Suz! and you?!
Love it! Hot pink is everyone’s color, just some people don’t know it.
been ups and downs fighting this forking bug but i am confident i’m winning (double checking spelling to make sure that doesn’t say whining)
I’d exclame my love love for hot pink but prply doesn’t work!
Suz, had a question you may know. there’s been two or three cancelled Book Salons lately. What ever happened with the Ann Jones (They Were Soldiers) and Kinzer (Dullles Bros) salons?
@ suz, :( fork it!
I do feel good about it.
If i could play youtubes.. what.teh.fuck!
hey past — i know the dulles book had a power failure in boston that prevented the book’s author from connecting the first time we tried …. not sure what happened the second time it was scheduled. not sure what happened to the jones’ soldiers salon.
this time of year (winter/flu season) we can get a salon or two that have to be rescheduled due to weather or bugs…. and sometimes it can’t be rescheduled due to other committments by the host/author
it hasn’t been pretty for dayam sure
the good news is i may fit back into some of my ‘skinny’ outfits
Yeah, it’s such fun to watch the little ones imitating grown-up things. She was so serious about it too. If I twisted my finger a little for comfort, she’d move it back in place so it was at just the ‘right’ position for her to continue. :-)
hope there’re hot pink!
Just stoppin’ in to say hi and that I miss my lln chats.
We’ve managed to keep things going through Feb with neither working, so all is good. Even if barely.
tuez!!! so good to see your fonts!!! i miss our lln chats too
Well, it’s a hot bed of mixed emotions. We toured a gorgeous commercial rental kitchen today. Networked into the farms and market venues on a local level. I’m so impressed. It was exciting to see that quality of work space and networking available.
Except, I’m a caregiver. My mother’s been diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease, and it’s obvious we’re now sliding down the razor blade of life ( Tom Lehrer). So, there’s that.
It’s so complicated!
Little kids are so wonderfully sweet and natural. My little grandsons are a total delight…. and not at all shy about asking me just about anything. I do love the open minded way that children approach the world. We’re trying to keep that going… while also, of course, teaching some sense of civil behavior (ie., manners!) Kids are fun!
well fuck openhope… i know how worried you were about your folks when i was up there in sept
Hey there stranger…! ;-)
and God said, “Let there be hot pink..!”
Miss you, too, tuez!!
Most excellent! I can’t even fathom those intense levels of interviews. Well done.
hey tuezday, good to see you, been a while. Glad to see you’re hangin’ in there
srry op. :(
That always hugs, open…! Best wishes for your Mother…! *g*
I feel. My dad is giving a bit of an upswing, but it’s different now. I am so grateful to have this time with him, but it’s getting more complicated. I’m thankful to have folks to share with as we experience.
There were a few weeks recently when I felt kind of sandwich/sandwiched! My daughter needed me to help with her kids and her husband’s medical issues while my dad needed attention to his medical issues. I felt stretched. Interesting times.
According to the local weather guy, Detroit has had 42 inches and change of snow, which is the historical average. Which, of course, means that we won’t see a single additional flake the rest of this winter.
The cool thing about progressive diseases as a primary caregiver, you learn to let go. It’s like the dance of the 7 veils, without the sultry, without the beauty, without any of that. Just raw humanity.
Life is raw humanity, in it’s profound and mundane.
Oy, I’m the philosopher tonight.
That said, I’m learning so much about rare medical conditions! Actually, as an applied science person, it’s very interesting.
hey tt — how ya doing tonight?
It’s so hard to remember WE need to factor in ourselves. I’m not quite there yet, but I’m working on it.
as a science geek, i totally get that. still, its rough when its a loved one
We’re no longer the night owls we used to be. Which concerns me cause I’ve missed the feathered night life in the yard.
For some reason i only lurk during the day.
But know I’m around.
sorry to hear about your mom, openhope. That’s a hard road to go down, no way out of it. Best to you, your mom and your family.
Doing okay. Mrs. Tiger and I had some gumbo over rice for dinner, then watched the movie “Spirit of St. Louis”. Now I’m reading a book and enjoying a Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA.
It’s about to get roaring cold in Greater Detroit.
In the dance, I think, one deals with the individual….. there is something quite profound about that, I think. I sat with my son-in-law’s mother for hours at a hospice facility, and those are hours that I would not take back. We are all just human being with finite time …
The dance of life.
Don’t look now, TT, but, there’s another Polar Vortex headed your way…!
i heard you guys are gonna get hit by another polar vortex…. *shivering in sympathy*
whatcha drinking tut?
A Kiwi-brewed Steinlager…! ;-)
Beats the beaste!
sliding one down the counter to ya dood….
Local weather guys say this one won’t be as ferocious. The last PV brought in minus-15 (F) temperatures three days in a row.
The worst cold I’d experienced in my part of the world occurred in January 1977. My work sent me 300 miles south to Louisville. A number of rural school districts in Kentucky closed for weeks because the roads were ice-covered and local government didn’t have plows or salt trucks (and salt wouldn’t have done much in such intense cold).
it’s the sound of the beast!
The polar vortex is also hitting central Florida. I realize few have sympathy but damn last night was below freezing.
yikes! that’s cold for florida tuez
Re Mr. Polar Vortex, check out my response to CTuttle@72.
We’re making a run for necessities (milk, eggs, bread, bourbon) tomorrow before the bitter cold and snow showers re-invade the area. With luck, the Vortex will ease later next week so we can visit the Auto Show in Detroit.
you got the fixings for some prime bread pudding there tt
Love your grocery list! Reminds me of my camping supply list.
Mahalo, Suz…! I truly feel for you Left Coasters, tho…!
Warmth in much of the West now will continue, with virtually no chance of rain and probably no snow for the Sierra Nevada in California. Above-average warmth in Alaska will likely get more extreme.
Air stagnation and fog may become more of a problem in parts of the West. The risk of wildfires will continue and may get worse. The drought will worsen.
Here’s a very vivid look from NOAA about the severe lack of Snowpack in California…!
check out drought monitor
Thank you, pastfedup. However, she’s 90, had a good run as a respected artist, had many interesting people in her life, survived TB at 34 to lead a long life of back-packing the Rocky Mountains, folk dancing in SoCal, claiming recognition for her art, etc.
There is a time for everything. Now is her time to let go. I was warned by the Wound Center nurses to get our paperwork in order NOW. Get the POSTL forms from primary care, make an appointment with the Dr.’s office and have a Notary sign off on each individual family member who ops out of extended life-care. They were very serious that I’d want to get that paperwork done.
So I am. Plus me and Mr. B.
When I moved back to California 19 years ago after wandering for 25 years in the midwest, I was first confronted by a year of drought and wildfires. Ashes falling on my patio from wildfires miles to the east of me.
I don’t look forward to that again.
I hate roaring cold. My deepest sympathy!
token’s by the door — guess i had better let the little guy go out to do his business
g’nite all – thank you
Important. Hard, but important. My sister and I have done these things with my dad. My brother is a mess….. he’ll be the one demanding extraordinary measures that our dad does not want. And I am enjoying my dad’s company while he, at 96, is able to fully participate. When he can’t and is ready to move on, I hope to help him move on comfortably and respectfully.
The people I feel sorry for were those in mid-Michigan who lost power for a week over the Christmas holidays due to an ice storm. Some families had out-of-town guests over when the power went out. Ouch!
Sweet dreams, Suz…!
Happy dreams, Suzanne! Maybe we can keep our chat going to the 100…. but you go sleep well and peacefully. Feel even better tomorrow~
Sweet dreams, Suzanne. Nighters, Token.
No shit!! It’s so hard to imagine THAT level of cold without a heat source.
If we don’t think The Great Cull is happening. baaah, baaaah, baaaah
I will just add that I find these late night chats to be comforting! I’m working again… sometimes at full-speed-ahead, and it’s a pleasure to meet up with blog friends in the late late night to chat with.
*heh* Easy-peasy, Dearie…! ;-)
The happy 99 makes me laugh. Good-night, LLNers. You’re the best.
Sweet dreams, Dearie…!
Sleep well, Suz.
Shit. That is not a Happy Friday train of thought. That will save for Monday, or Tuesday. Wednesday at the latest.
Today is looking good. No Swat teams.
Oh, I did learn a maybe interesting tidbit. When Seahawk fans, born and bred, went to San Francisco with green and blue and attitude,..well, apparently they met with some hostile vibes. As well as friendly vibes.
Talking today at grocery line, apparently a tactic of undercover cps is to dress in opposing team colors and sit in a hot section of the crowd.
I’m so out of touch.
Hey hey! Happy 99, Dearie. Well said. So timely!!
I <3 Bernadette
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