Claycord – Talk About Whatever

April 18, 2014 20:05 pm · 165 comments


Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

This is a post with no subject, you can talk about whatever you want. If breaking news happens (such as an earthquake), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

1 ChampagneKitty April 18, 2014 at 8:05 PM


2 funny man April 18, 2014 at 8:06 PM


3 Cowellian April 18, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Cowellian’s First!

4 oldman April 18, 2014 at 8:18 PM

I was so happy to receive my Climate Change credit from PG&E that I went out and bought 5 cans of Sterno to burn.

5 EdiBirsan April 18, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Could use some more surveys filled out at:
as well as suggestions for the summer survey…

6 Marie April 18, 2014 at 8:25 PM

good job Cowellian! Have a great weekend everyone and drive safely if you are traveling for the holiday.

7 Anon April 18, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Jay walkers do it to them selves, i.e. being hit by a car.

8 Pleasant Jenny April 18, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Happy lovely weekend to all. Whatever your beliefs and rituals. It doesn’t matter. As my Country Mother-in-Law says all the time, and even in her dementia: “It all comes out in the wash!” :)

9 Dorothy April 18, 2014 at 8:57 PM

My avocado tree has flowers! Fingers are crossed that they might grow into something bigger but suspect they won’t.

10 Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 9:29 PM

The official narrative from the Council and the Chief is there is no gang problem in Concord. Talk to a beat cop and you will find that’s not true.You have to get him/her off the record though, as they have their instructions.

11 Concordejet April 18, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Love is like a pair of socks you have to have two that match

12 Killjoy April 18, 2014 at 9:50 PM

I just finished watching The Wolf of Wall Street.
Three hours of my life that I’ll never get back.

13 mutts April 18, 2014 at 10:20 PM

All intersections are backed up during commute hours. Just a waste of money to widen Treat at Clayton. Let’s fight crime instead, there is too much of it. Gang animals running the city.

14 Cuzzzzzzz...... April 18, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Killjoy #12 – I agree………………… was the sh*ts. As a friend said all it was was “glam porn”. And to be honest American Hustle isn’t much better.
I do recommend The Dallas Buyers Club.

15 Where are the Police? April 18, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I would like to talk about the woman who crossed over four lanes out of a gas station to swerve in front of me and almost cause an accident at Treat and Geary Intersection. Luckily I was on my toes and came to a quick halt. I honked to let her know she was driiving recklessly and she looks in the rear view mirror and flips me off. What else did I expect from someone so careless and thoughtless.
Gold X5 BMW minivan license no.4URX25
Drivers beware!

16 KAD April 18, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Thank you Killjoy and Cuzzzzzzz. I will not be spending any time or money on them.

17 Anon April 18, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Anyone know when Ulta will be opening in the Willows? Checked their website but didn’t see any info. I can’t wait!

18 Yhe Phantom April 19, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Gold X5 BMW minivan license no.4URX25

Send the CHP a report/letter and the remark goes into their cars record.

Insurance company gets to see it, no ticket, but new considerations by their insurer.

19 Killjoy April 19, 2014 at 5:18 AM

Cuzzzzzzz…. at 14
We already watched American Hustle, and we are in complete agreement.
It too was horrible.
So much so, we were leery of watching Dallas Buyers Club. But maybe we will still give it a shot.
Thanks for the input.

20 Connie Dobbs April 19, 2014 at 6:08 AM

You’re short a digit on that tag, and BMW doesn’t make minivans.

21 oldman April 19, 2014 at 6:21 AM

@Pleasant Jenny
That’s just what Jesus said., “it all comes out in the wash”

22 Kelly Anne April 19, 2014 at 6:26 AM

Ulta’s gonna open at the willows? YAY! Thanks Anon…

23 Cowellian April 19, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Well, I thought I was first!

24 Concord Mike April 19, 2014 at 8:29 AM

What a beautiful morning, and Easter Sunday promises to be spectacular here in Claycord!

To the many Christians reading this thread – hope Easter morning services at your churches are well attended and songs proclaiming the Good News ( Alleluia He is risen !) are loud enough to wake your neighbors :)

For those who have no particular plans for Easter morning – you are welcome to come visit my church. St. Agnes in Concord ( on Chestnut ave. between Farm Bureau and West st). We have services at 7:00, 9:00, and 10:45, with an Easter egg hunt for the kids at noon.

At our church, all are made to feel welcome. We don’t check your ID at the door. You can be as anonymous or as involved as you want to be. Our congregation has people from many different ethnic groups and political perspectives, but we all come together on Sunday to worship The Lord – and during the week many take time to serve the poor and the needy. In fact, this week many of our young people will be giving up their Easter break to drive down to Tijuana and build homes for truly needy families there. Please pray for a safe trip for them.

25 Antler April 19, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Cowellian…..Of COURSE you are FIRST! It’s your honarary Claycordian Emeritus designation. Tsk-tsk…… these sillies who keep teasing…….

Pleasant Jenny at #8……. Been missing you, gal! Your mother-in-law’s saying reminded me of the one which goes, “Whichever way it turns out, that’s the answer.” Both seem to be an assertion that there are soooooooo many things over which we have absolutely no control, no matter how hard we might try. Let’s all just do the very best we can……and beyond that, love one another.

26 Silva April 19, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Dallas Buyers Club was entirely watchable. I fell asleep pretty early on during Wolf of Wall Street. It was my DH’s choice, he thought I should try it as it’s more high brow than many movies he watches! ;)

27 Silva April 19, 2014 at 9:07 AM

@Concord Mike, you got it!

28 The Phantom instructs us April 19, 2014 at 9:24 AM

that if you send a letter to CHP about bad driving the letter goes in the cars file.
There is no file. There is no sharing of citizen complaint information with insurance companies.
And of course the license plate number he wants reported is non existent.

Other then that he got it right.

29 J. April 19, 2014 at 9:44 AM
30 Anonymous April 19, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Once again the phantom displays his propensity to make things up. CHP doesn’t maintain files on cars. They report collisions to DMV and courts report citations.

His suggestion is made up ( like most of his stuff) out of thin air. Further, if he bothered to look at the license plate before he quoted it he would see it’s not a complete number.

Lastly it’s not even clear if this location is in CHPs primary jurisdiction.

This is so typical of the far left, call the government for everything. Facts not on your side/ no problemo.

31 instagramma April 19, 2014 at 10:19 AM

The new Safeway/Safeway Gas and Nordstrom parking lot, insanity. Who engineered that ? Infuriating

32 Insane @#31 April 19, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Yeah and someone’s gonna get hit in front of Safeway or Nord Rack. Tooooo many cars passing in front of those stores to get to the gas tanks.
Shoulda put an Olive Garden in that spot. ;)

33 anon April 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM

@31 Keep us up to date. I’ve been avoiding the area.

34 funny man April 19, 2014 at 11:58 AM

dear hubby?
damn husband?
dimwitted half?
dumb ?

35 Yhe Phantom April 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM

“One is taught according to ones fitness to learn.” ~ Bruce Lee

36 Yhe Phantom April 19, 2014 at 12:25 PM

“One is taught in accordance to one’s fitness to learn.” ~ Bruce Lee

Which is to say that a student who has an ego and thinks he knows as much as, or more than the teacher, can not be taught anything.

37 Bunny April 19, 2014 at 12:51 PM

A nice Easter version of “Hallelujah”

38 Katy April 19, 2014 at 1:18 PM

I’d like to thank the kind woman who saw me stumbling through Newhall Park after I tripped running down Memorial Hill. I was covered in mud and blood, and she made sure I was coherent enough to drive myself to the hospital to get treatment for my broken hand and halfway ripped off pinky nail. Thank you for being the only one there that day to look out for me!

39 Connie Dobbs April 19, 2014 at 1:31 PM

#36 I think we’re wearing you down.

40 Silva April 19, 2014 at 1:44 PM

@funny man #34, please take your pick.

41 Anon April 19, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Yhe PhukTurd strikes again, keeping school records up to date since 1883.

42 anon April 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Life is great in Claycord.

43 Anonymous April 19, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Its been a while since the Phantom got caught so blatantly wrong, like about a week ago when he was outed as pretending to have been in the Army.

Following being unmasked, he posts totally irrelevent material and lots of it.
Embarrassment I would guess.

44 GoGo Gomez April 19, 2014 at 6:11 PM

What a great weekend!

45 Spring Soon April 19, 2014 at 7:08 PM

#29. Thank you for the link to the write up about Concord. There are a lot of things I like about living in Concord. I am glad the city is trying to work on improving its image. I believe little things can make a huge difference. For example changing the name back to Concord Pavilion was a really good move. We have a lot of musicians in Concord, and of course, the jazz heritage of Dave Brubeck. Concord is still affordable, and the city could encourage more artists and musicians to move here.

46 Silva April 19, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Anonymous, I for one would appreciate it if you’ll take all that back over to Talk About Politics.

47 Still anon April 19, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Loving spring break!

48 Anonymous April 19, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Well, the Phantom is not trying to explain his made up car/CHP story to Young Democrats. Thats something.

Stand by for him to start vomiting trivia .

49 Killjoy April 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM

With “The Ten Commandments” on, it feels like a Sunday. For so many years it had always been on, on Sunday. A few short years ago they moved it to Saturday. Probably so people could stay awake all night to watch it and not have to worry about work the next day.

50 Leland Gaunt April 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Oh Gawdamnit! Is that A-hole going to hijack the Whatever thread everyday now too?

51 Silva April 19, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Anonymous, please take all that on over to the Talk About Politics thread.

52 Walnut Creek Resident April 19, 2014 at 9:36 PM

#48 I sure do not like that kind of chatter. Loose it and leave it in the toilet please where it belongs.

53 Running girl April 19, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Starbucks is closed in Clayton. I hope my coworkers are prepared to deal with my coffee detox. Nooooo.

54 anon April 19, 2014 at 10:02 PM

It’s Saturday night lets party!

55 ChampagneKitty April 19, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Clayden, did your book arrive yet?

56 Yhe Phantom April 19, 2014 at 10:08 PM


I’m so sorry. Regarding Anonymous, Anon, Leland Gaunt, and others:

We’re here to take them back to their home.

Excerpt from Young Democrat Training Lesson: Trolls

5. They make personal remarks (ad hominem attacks) to try to provoke a well-justified cyber response that distracts everyone, especially if you return their hostile remarks. It distracts the reader audience with the angry conflict. Simple middle school bullying*.

The CHP has a procedure that begins a process of notification. These young people have much to learn. You do need all the plate letters and numbers.

I have used it.

And this looks like a minivan to me: maybe a mini sedan?

Also; The CHP can scan ten plates, match the car and collect the complaint. They do it with computers.

57 Mrs. Steph Ford April 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Big THANKS for the replies on where to get my grandmother’s Wedgwood rehabbed and cooking! We are looking into all our options and are crazy excited!!

*on a side note Hubs and I enjoyed watching Dallas Buyers Club
Happy Easter everyone!!

58 ClayDen April 19, 2014 at 11:52 PM


Not yet, but it has shipped.

59 A nony mouse April 20, 2014 at 2:02 AM

I absolutely cannot stand the term, “City of Claycord” because there is no such place and I think it’s such a completely annoying and stupid thing to say! This is the first time I’ve checked this site in years and I can see why I never come here; petty, nosy people with nothing better to do than gossip online. OMG no one cares about you idiots!!!!!!

60 anon April 20, 2014 at 6:58 AM

The City of Concord want’s to widen Treat Blvd. by Clayton Rd. in front of Staples. Shouldn’t Concord Blvd be first on the list of street’s to widen?

61 Shelly April 20, 2014 at 7:26 AM

Happy Easter Everybody!

62 anon April 20, 2014 at 9:32 AM

happy jelly bean day!!!

63 Shelly April 20, 2014 at 9:36 AM

@Running Girl, Make it! It’s remarkably easy. I like a French press style. There are many expensive ones around, probably the biggest bang for the buck being at IKEA ($9.99) for a small one. You dump in the grounds, pour in boiling water, and voilà! Lovely delicious coffee.

64 Antler April 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Anon at #59…….. My home is positioned so that either/both improvements would be welcomed! But the Clayton Road/Treat Blvd/Denkinger Rd. intersection is a terribly long signal rotation. Many drivers are going through the intersection several seconds after the signal could even remotely be considered “orangish-red”! Keep in mind also that certain preparations will be made in preparation for the eventual increase of traffic caused by development of the weapons station property.

Newer sidewalk and paving projects on Concord Boulevard seem to indicate that City of Concord intends to keep that dangerous “in and out” configuration along the boulevard. I believe it was back in the 1970’s that we passed a bond measure partly so that the boulevard would be widened to four lanes from Kirker Pass Road all the way through town. I join you in feeling upset that they seem to be jilting us. Even more irritating is their tolerating the P,G,&E utility pole hazard out in the roadbed!

65 Walnut Creek Resident April 20, 2014 at 11:12 AM

I see two errors I made. First it was number 50 with offensive language that belongs in the toilet, and also lose not loose. Do have a great Easter, and He has risen indeed!!

66 Cowellian April 20, 2014 at 11:50 AM

A nony mouse@59,
Thanks for stopping by Claycord and sharing that with us.

And don’t forget your lovely parting gifts.

67 KAD April 20, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Antler – I heard that P G & E gave Concord City the money to move the poles on Concord Blvd. If that is indeed the case, the City is at fault for not moving them. I seem to recall that it was a City Council meeting I watched online where I heard this. Maybe Edi, if he is reading this thread, can tell us for sure.
The City Council meeting was the one that P G & E attended to tell them about the tree cutting.

68 Dr. Jellyfinger® April 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM

OK…….. let me see if I got this straight….. today is Easter Sunday, Hitler’s Birthday & “Weed Day”? (marijuana ?!!!!!). So this is like some kind of weird line up of significant days that have no direct correlation? Are we REALLY supposed to believe that? I’ll bet the Federal Gestapo moves on Rancher Bundy tonight! It all starts making sense now!

69 Anon April 20, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Big News!

Drug sale at the corner of Clayton Road and Ayers Road. Thugs available to park cars, steal cars, take money etc. Just walk right in, first come, first served.

Sorry pot not available, check your neighbors lawn.

70 The Original Mr. Anon E. Mouse April 20, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Good, only 71 comments, this mightn’t be buried. (pun intended?)
Anyone who had to do major sewer repairs on their older home in the area, have a recommendation for a plumber?
Like cutting into the slab foundation, major. And replacing all the galvanized water pipes in the attic.
I already have one company submitting a quote, Letts.
Calling Water Works tomorrow.
If you don’t feel comfortable posting here or you are a plumber wanting to quote the work, I can be reached at
Thanks all!

71 The Original Mr. Anon E. Mouse April 20, 2014 at 8:48 PM

aaaand I forgot to put anti-spam bot measures into my address… Le sigh.
Eh, has pretty excellent spam protection on their mail servers. Fusion service… try it today! :D

72 Paracord April 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Anyone here work with it? It will get you hooked, fast. I started with the monkey’s fist keychains and have done a few different survival bracelets. A shotgun sling is next, I would like to braid in a holder for shells/pouches. Any ideas for a suitable holder? I cannot find any shell holder that I can get a bight on to weave into the sling, which is amazing considering all the options out there.

73 Shasta Daisy April 21, 2014 at 7:50 AM

@Paracord #74
Had to google it, didn’t know what you were talking about. Sounds interesting. I wouldn’t mind having a survival bracelet. Where do you buy it?

74 Shasta Daisy April 21, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Heads up. Lyrid Meteor shower.
For the past couple of nites, I have been looking for early Lyrid meteors.
Haven’t seen any…..sad face.

75 Killjoy April 21, 2014 at 8:24 AM

I’m wearing a Paracord bracelet right now! LOL
Shasta Daisy, you can find them at REI in The Willows or you can go to
I believe some of the proceeds go towards the military.
I wonder if they could make a hat band for me?
They make dog collars, key chains, bracelets, etc.

76 Who knows where Waldon is? April 21, 2014 at 8:52 AM

M 1.0 – 5km E of Waldon, California

2014-04-20 21:23:49 UTC-07:00
37.918°N 121.998°W

77 Silva April 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM

I heard it first here! Paracord as fashion statement! Some people are so creative. Killjoy, a hatband would be pretty darned cool. I could use a few of them. I can’t quite imagine using it to get out of a jam, but what do I know? It could happen!

78 Michelle April 21, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Where is Waldon, California?

79 Connie Dobbs April 21, 2014 at 11:53 AM

There’s a Weldon in Kern County.

80 Waldon, CA April 21, 2014 at 12:38 PM
81 Jess April 21, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Mayor? Did you delete the story about the CVLL Challenger team (allegedly) getting kicked off the Clayton Valley Charter HS field? It seems to have disappeared.

82 Paracord April 21, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Why don’t you try making them yourself? There is a jig to help in making them, that you can buy or dirt cheap with a board, bolts and nuts. I have been making different patterns than the Solomon that most people make. I have had good luck and really like the Shark pattern. I have also ordered some new buckles that have a whistle as part of the clasp. I’ve also been learning the Celtic knots. It is surprisingly relaxing and nice to have a handmade piece in the days of cheap China junk. Just if you start this, wrap the knuckles of your index fingers in some type of tape or bandage. It is awful to have blisters in such a strange area. @Silva- as far as getting out of a jam, there are YouTube videos of how potent Monkey’s Fists can be.

83 Paracord April 21, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Middle finger- sorry!

84 Jojo Potato April 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Re Waldon: There is a census tract named Waldon but I don’t know why. The neighborhood is known by us residents as Walden. Named for Walden Road that goes east/west between Cherry Lane and Jones Road. If you are interested in our local issues, please checkout:

Regards, Jojo

85 Atticus Thraxx April 21, 2014 at 8:28 PM

It’s not so much that we believe, but that they do:

86 Dr. Jellyfinger® April 21, 2014 at 11:23 PM

@ 87…………I think I went to high school with those guys.

87 Silva April 22, 2014 at 8:17 AM

@Paracord, oh, I see. Pretty interesting.

88 mtzman April 22, 2014 at 9:16 AM

@Ashamed #89, I suspect it was taken down because someone threatened to sue for slander. Truth be told, it never should have been posted in the first place without an opportunity for CVCHS to respond beforehand and have that response be part of the story.

89 Story has not been taken down April 22, 2014 at 9:40 AM

geeez, just go to bottom of page and click on previous’s still there.

90 Story has not been taken down April 22, 2014 at 9:43 AM

in case you still don’t get, go to HOME page previous posts for older stories.

91 Mark April 22, 2014 at 10:04 AM

CLAYCORD ARCHIVES is there for a reason.

The same reason any business has archives.

92 mtzman April 22, 2014 at 10:06 AM

@91 and 92, yes, apparently it is back but it was taken down yesterday afternoon and all of the roughly 150 comments are now missing. I stand by my previous comment that it never should have been posted in the first place …

93 April 22, 2014 at 12:55 PM

@ashamed, Now you have to start name calling? If you have a problem with the person you mentioned, then please email him. Your posts about him will continue to be deleted as long as you keep making false accusations, just like all the other posts were deleted about the coach.

94 Ashamed April 22, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Look. I am not in the business of name calling. That is my frustration responding. Would it be fair to ask what accusations are false and how does Claycord know that? Isn’t your site a forum for expressing opinions? It was sort of academic to delete the posts about the coach wasn’t it after they did all the damage. In theory you were monitoring the posts I would think for innafpropruate language etc which I agree with that but where were you two days ago when she was unjustly being crucified. How did u know then what was true or not. Do you see my point? Look I am smart enough to know not to argue with someone who buys ink by the barrel but where is the fairness here.

95 mtzman April 22, 2014 at 2:40 PM

@CLAYCORD.COM #98, I think a lot of us appreciate your deleting posts that make false accusations including those “deleted about the coach.” However, there were several other people who had accusations directed at them without any apparent factual basis, either. This entire thing should never have been posted.

96 Steve April 22, 2014 at 3:17 PM

The Mayor has the right to run anyway he wants. It’s his sight. He’s very lenient (if not overly so-freedom of speech), and everybody knows it. You can always start your own blog, or do something else if you don’t like the terms.

I’ve only had one comment deleted, and I agreed with his decision. I was just getting it out of my system. I wouldn’t have posted it either.

You play by the rules or play elsewhere. Something tells me there’s a lot of hard work behind A lot more than people realize.

97 April 22, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Thanks so much, Steve.

98 mtzman April 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM

@Steve #101, not disagreeing with you. A lot of what is posted on this site, especially in the politics thread, is pure unadulterated BS and I, for one, have not hesitated to call out people on many occasions for their untruths and flat out lies. I wouldn’t expect The Mayor to delete those posts that are lies any more than I would expect him to delete my posts that call them out. However, the recent thread on CVCHS and CVLL is different. A local school and several officials within that school were specifically called out by name and had their integrity slandered. I have no idea who is right and who is wrong on the underlying issues — I don’t know what the agreement was or was not or if there even was an agreement. At no point, however, does it appear that anyone from CVCHS was contacted for a response before the post was published and I am suggesting that journalistic best practices would require that an effort be made. I also suspect it is no coincidence that the post was given to claycord right before spring break when the campus was closed for a week.

All I am suggesting at this point is that it would be nice for the Mayor to expand the response to Ashamed and clarify to the public that “Your posts about him will continue to be deleted as long as you keep making false accusations, just like all the other posts were deleted about the coach, the school and its employees.”

99 Cowellian April 22, 2014 at 4:27 PM

I’ve never had a post pulled.

Well, not lately, anyways.

OK, not today.

(I think)

100 Atticus Thraxx April 22, 2014 at 7:11 PM

So if your sitting around the house and wondering “How many rich, barefooted Saudi teenagers does it take to change two tires while driving”, have I got a video for you!
Turn off the sound. Trust me on this.

101 Killjoy April 22, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Yeah, pretty sure I’ve never had a post pulled either. Well. There was one time that I asked The Mayor to pull my post, and he did.
There was another time that I asked The Mayor if my post was inappropriate and asked if he thought it didn’t belong.
He replied and said he saw no problem with it.

102 Killjoy April 22, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Atticus, the very least they could have done was rotate the tires.
Sheesh. They went to the trouble to take them off, but put them back in the same place?

103 Connie Dobbs April 22, 2014 at 11:56 PM

If you happen to be at Creek Monkey tomorrow, there will be cake. It’s Safeway cake and I don’t know which flavor, but if you were to ask for a slice of Andy’s Good Luck cake, one will be provided for you until it is gone. It’s only a quarter-sheet, though, so if you want free Good Luck cake you should get in there.

The cake is not a lie. I hope it’s chocolate.

104 Dr. Jellyfinger® April 22, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Well the last time I went out with Cha Cha, she got real pissed off. Anyway I got another chance. She came to the office & was talking with Barbie while waiting for me in the lobby. I come walking out but I’m on the cell phone arguing with my buddy Spots about this business about Russia in Crimea & Ukraine. I’m telling him I couldn’t care less about Putin in those jerk water countries & we should just butt out, let the baby have his bottle. We started talking baseball after that, but I didn’t know Barb & Cha Cha overheard me & they were gettin all worked up about Putin & Russia, blah, blah, blah… So when I get off the phone they charge on up to me & say “We want Putin out!” “Yeah, we want Putin out!” and I, of course…. totally misunderstood what they were talking about. I made some intimate suggestions involving the three if us in my hot tub, some prescription meds & Mr. Bubble….. now they’re both mad at me.

105 Connie Dobbs April 23, 2014 at 12:10 AM

I forgot to mention, the cake should be for you because you guys are the ones who made it possible for me to work three blocks from my home. Thanks, it really helped, so don’t feel bad about asking for cake. it’s the least I could do.

106 Once upon a time April 23, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Once upon a time there was a very handsome male camel named Alfred with two huge camel humps.

He fell in love and married a beautiful female camel named Marie, who had one perfect camel hump.

As time progressed, they became the proud parents of a wonderful baby boy camel, born with no humps.

They contemplated long and hard on what to call their beautiful little boy. They finally decided on … are you ready for this???

Oh, please stop your whining. It’s a nice little story and a lot
better than most of the other rubbish I send .

107 Watch out for Skimmers at the Shell station on Port Chigago hwy and Olivera April 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM



Sorry for yelling

108 Cowellian April 23, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Is that you?

109 funnygal April 23, 2014 at 3:18 PM

definitely Mullins!

110 funnygal April 23, 2014 at 3:19 PM

and yes it is funny…

111 Gotta be illegal April 23, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Police recently arrested a man who was selling pills that would give you eternal youth. Police discovered that it was the fourth time this man was arrested. The earlier arrests were made in 1799, 1852 and 1921.

112 MrDuckyWucky April 23, 2014 at 6:13 PM

@”Gotta be illegal”: I dont get it.

113 Atticus Thraxx April 23, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Jelly, I don’t know what kind of doctor you are, but I sure hope you take my insurance if it ever comes to it.
I agree Killjoy. But they got the points back doing it barefoot way I figure it. I won’t go on my back deck barefoot.
Connie, I don’t know what’s up with all this cake business, but I’m a big supporter of cake in general. And I’ll go the the record saying so.

114 RunDogRun April 23, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Actually, I’m always surprised
when my comments aren’t

115 VikingPrincess April 23, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Hello Atticus – hope all is well in her neck of the woods.

FYI – when I asked Dr. Jelly… what type of physician he was, I recall him saying he was a protcologist.
But then again he considered renaming himself to Dr Green jeans to get more action with the ladies ;)

116 VikingPrincess April 23, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Your neck of the woods that is…
Bloody spell incorrect. I should take Thor’s hammer to it!

117 Dr. Jellyfinger® April 23, 2014 at 11:06 PM

I got grossed out doing all the real icky stuff, so now I just specialize in providing relief to the seriously constipated. If laxatives & suppositories aren’t doing the job, then by all means come by the office Atticus, I’ll pull you through.

118 Small Quake nearby April 24, 2014 at 8:21 AM

M 1.4 – 19km S of Weldon, California

2014-04-24 07:52:24 UTC-07:00
35.491°N 118.297°W

119 Silva April 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

@Mark, there may be a thing or two you don’t know about physicians. That professional demeanor is for the patients. Just saying. Not that I’m making excuses for Dr. Jellyfinger’s appalling since of humor. Chuckle, chuckle, GUFFAW!

120 Claycord Reader April 24, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Dr. Jellyfinger is not a doctor. It’s one of the regular posters who also uses the “Dr. Jellyfinger” name to post humorous comments.

121 Atticus Thraxx April 24, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Yeah take all this serious Mark. And of course be a dlck about it.

122 Rose April 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

once twice or thrice is never enough, eh Dr. J.

123 Connie Dobbs April 24, 2014 at 2:56 PM

#125 Maybe your dad can remove that stick.

124 Puddintain April 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Hello Troll.

125 Cowellian April 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM

I would never defend Atticus’s grammar. However, I will call Mark out as a troll.

126 Cowellian April 24, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Connie, maybe Dr. Jelly should handle it.

127 Atticus Thraxx April 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Mean and stupid is no way to go through life Mark. Dr.Jelly ain’t hurting these pages.You hating on him does. I called you on it and your response is to be petulant. Man up.

128 Atticus Thraxx April 24, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Hi VikingPrincess! Green jeans you say? Does that work?

129 Aunt Mary April 24, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Mark is a very serious person. Must make for a rather dull existence, huh.

130 Cat Wrangler April 24, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Lol Connie Dobbs

131 Puddintain April 24, 2014 at 6:24 PM

I wouldn’t expect it to man up any time soon. It’s been using the moniker “Rose Garden” lately, among others.

132 Cowellian April 24, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Our gang with only one brain seems to be making a comeback. Mark and Yvette are here. How many of their imaginary friends will show up this time?

133 Atticus Thraxx April 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Blah, blah blah, I don’t care.
On an unrelated subject:

134 ChampagneKitty April 24, 2014 at 7:38 PM

I am going to assume that Mark is being sincere. Mark, the person behind Dr. Jellyfinger is portraying a character. A rather twisted one, but a character nonetheless. I think that most of us assume he isn’t really a doctor. With that said, let me add…

Dear, Dr. Jellyfinger: Stay away from me. Love, ChampagneKitty

135 Mary Jane April 24, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Checkin’ in!

136 Silva April 24, 2014 at 9:19 PM

I feel compelled to say that my closest friend for most of my adult life came from Brooklyn. She’s a stellar individual, and the best damned member who ever graced the Oakland City Council.

137 Killjoy April 24, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I worked a 13 hour day yesterday, and an 11 hour day today. It looks like I missed a little drama here on Claycord. I see the numbers are a bit off, and folks are referring to a person whose post seems to have been purged.
I’m sure I didn’t miss much. Just another Troll.

138 Dr. Jellyfinger® April 24, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Dang! Sorry I missed it…. tho I did spend the whole day dealing with A-Holes anyway… so what difference, at this point, does it make?….

139 The Original Mr. Anon E. Mouse April 25, 2014 at 1:57 AM

I am often reminded of a joke, more so lately, every time I visit the doctor.
What do you call the medical student that graduates at the bottom of their class? …. Doctor.
I still don’t understand why of all the blood tests my previous doctor ran, why vitamin deficiencies weren’t one of them. I have very low levels of vitamin D, something I understand is very common in the population.
I took 10,000 IU yesterday to start, and within hours my retinopathy improved. My insomnia relented and I was completely tired at an appropriate time. Slept a decent amount, without waking several times, and was not fatigued in the morning. Jumped right out of bed at 9am. My osteoarthritis isn’t going to clear up, the damage is already done, but I am experiencing a lot less pain today. Appetite is normal again, as well as digestion! Going to go buy another knee brace later and ease into working out again. I’ve gained 30 pounds since I stopped working out a year ago. :(
Only reason I am up late tonight is because I am working on a floor plan for the remodel. I have energy again to get things done!
G’nite Claycordians!

140 The Original Mr. Anon E. Mouse April 25, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Oh and the cognitive difficulties have begin to clear as well. I don’t feel stupid, walking around in a hazy fog all the time anymore! But my memory is still spotty. Will take some time to build up the D levels. Go back to the doctor in 2 months.
Cogito ergo sum!

141 Cowellian April 25, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Is it too early for a last?

Happy Friday, Y’all!

142 Jessica April 25, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Way too early, Cowellian–but Happy Friday.

143 Antler April 25, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Mary Jane at #139. …… Hey, there! Come on in, flash two picture ID’s at jtkatec, just put the Rachael Dunn chocolate right here on my desk, and join in the fun! Have you been reading Claycord for awhile and are just now deciding to write?

144 Mac April 25, 2014 at 10:16 AM

It`s funny to me how people still act like Walnut Creek is like it was in the old days still.
Back in the day Walnut Creek was a step above other towns in this area.
But that has been gone for many years.

It is as bad, or worst then towns around it now.
Even if people who own a house don`t want to admit it.
Just because you paid more for your house.
Does not mean the area you live in will stay nice.
Walnut Creek has proven that.

Walnut Creek has things happening in it daily, that areas around it don`t.
But people seem to either look the other way, or pretend it isn`t really there.

Time to wake up Walnut Creek people.
Your town is as ghetto or worse then the areas around it.

So stop thinking you are better then others.
Because really you are a bit worse, just pretending to be like you were.
And it kills you, that i`m right.

Walnut Creek is ghetto as hell.
Once a place you could let your kids play in.
Now a place you can`t leave your kid alone.

I know it is worse everywhere.
It just ticks me off how Walnut Creek people still have their noses in the air.
When they have no reason to do so.

We don`t have weirdo`s hanging out on trails or parking lots as much as Walnut Creek does. (in Concord or Pleasant Hill)

So wake up and smell the coffee Walnut Creek.
You`re not as good as you think you are.
You haven`t been for many years.

Plus i never knew Walnut Creek had so many apartments.
And the number is growing daily.

145 Tiny quake in Walnut Creek April 25, 2014 at 10:46 AM

M 1.2 – 2km E of Walnut Creek, California

2014-04-25 10:35:13 UTC-07:00
37.906°N 122.042°W

146 VikingPrincess April 25, 2014 at 11:43 AM

@Atticus #130
Hello back at you … so happy for the rain. My garden is smiling ;).

#122 – Claycord Reader – LOL. Honestly, we don’t really know Dr Jelly’s actual credentials, but if anyone who has read a week of his posts and still feels the need to pay for his “removal” services – well, to each his own. LOL.

Good morning and great weekend Claycordians!

147 ChampagneKitty April 25, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Hello, The Original Mr. Anon E. Mouse, it’s nice to hear from you, dear! I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better. I take Vitamin D too, just not that much…1,000 IU per day.

148 The Original Mr. Anon E. Mouse April 25, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Hello, Ms. Kitty! I read 1000-2000 per day is a maintenance dosage. I was just floor when I found out. It’s not like I’m a shut-in or hermit living in a basement. I get out in the sun every day! And eat a fairly balanced healthy vegetarian diet, with some meat sprinkled in there every couple months. :) A person can only go so long without a bacon cheeseburger!
Be well. Time to make a latte and demolish some drywall!

149 Silva April 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

What a glorious day! Drought or no, this is my kind of weather! Hip hip HOORAY!!!

I’ve been trying to do things a little differently after being successfully treated for a bit of breast cancer, so I cleaned my oven last week with baking soda, vinegar, and a smidgen of detergent, instead of a more costly and noxious product I would have used before. Funny thing is, the oven got cleaner than I’ve ever seen it (I got it second hand)!

It was all in the news as I sat at the radiation therapy depot waiting my turn about the correlation between cancer and low levels of vitamin D. It’s responsible for making a whole lot of other things going right within us a well. My Kaiser doctor started ordering tests for it as a matter of course soon after that. Pretty good stuff.

150 Silva April 25, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Proof read. I must do it sometime. Happy Friday Everyone !!

151 jtkatec April 25, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Antler, I was thinking you were asking me to notorize something with that picture id comment…. what?


152 Rose April 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Still raining. Last!

153 Cowellian April 25, 2014 at 4:52 PM


154 Atticus Thraxx April 25, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Me too Princess, got strawberries out the ying-yang, but everything else is months away.
Kitty and any other readers out there. …I’m looking for the definitive George Washington biography. Just want to read one so if anyone has a strong recommendation, I’d like the author’s name.


155 ChampagneKitty April 25, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Atticus, to be honest, I don’t have a recommendation for you..history and biographies about historical figures are not genres I know a lot about…I did get some history books a few months ago to mix into my book stacks to expand my horizons a little, including “John Adams” by David McCullough which I’ve heard is excellent…but I passed on your question to my Twitter buddy Dan Ashley; he likes to read books like that. He’s on the air right now but hopefully he will get back to me when he has time.

Another good person to ask is Lynn at Berkshire Books. I’m sure he can recommend some titles for you.

156 ChampagneKitty April 25, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Atticus, Dan says “1776” by David McCullough is outstanding.

157 VikingPrincess April 25, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Vitamin D is good for many things, even healing and prevention of Osteoporosis etc. In a word that is UVrayphobic it is a great idea to supplement.
Too much of any good thing is bad. Taking doses higher than 4,000 iu daily – just let your Doc know when you visit – so no surprises. Some studies have shown you have to take up to 50,000 iu daily for approx three months in order to overdose.
Keep in mind other things have vitamin D..such as the Calcium Citrate I take, milk and any sun I get.

I find it does not always agree with my stomach and I am not the only one that has this problem. Some take fish oil supplements instead because of this, as for me – I take it before I go to sleep so I will be sleeping and don’t get queasy.

158 Happy One April 25, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Atticus, you might like “Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow. It won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for biography.

159 Killjoy April 25, 2014 at 7:47 PM


160 Connie Dobbs April 25, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Atticus, you could try “His Excellency” by Joseph J Ellis, which is written in modern prose, or if you would prefer a contemporary account by someone who knew the man, Washington Irving wrote a biography that is still in print. Irving said it was his best work. Volume 1 (of 5) is at

161 Marianne April 25, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Lasts Last of Lasts!

162 Cowellian April 25, 2014 at 8:52 PM

At l o n g l a s t

163 VikingPrincess April 25, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Last …long, long time!

164 Suzanne April 26, 2014 at 1:55 AM

Forever Last.!

165 ChampagneKitty April 26, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Sorry, but Cowellian is officially last. He was the last one to post here before the new Whatever thread went up.

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