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.

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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