Claycord – Talk About Whatever

November 10, 2017 19:20 pm · 82 comments

whatever

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 a shooting, earthquake, etc.), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

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1 Wave November 10, 2017 at 7:21 PM

Wave….first again!!

2 Shasta Daisies November 10, 2017 at 7:42 PM

Starry, starry nite.

Peace.

3 Silva November 10, 2017 at 7:51 PM

Wave, you’re having quita a run!

4 Atticus Thraxx November 10, 2017 at 7:57 PM

Mission aborted And with good reason: https://gfycat.com/FirstGlossyClownanemonefish

I had no idea they got that big: https://i.imgur.com/9Anp3R0.gifv

Even Darwin would shake his head in disbelief: https://i.imgur.com/NFMfv7r.jpg

Well played sir, well played: https://i.imgur.com/AQ3CnWD.png

Bet you didn’t see this coming. I didn’t: https://i.imgur.com/QUyvL5I.gifv

Made me think of you Cowellian: https://i.imgur.com/QaBchDl.gifv

Just a little warning shot from God. Repent sinners: https://i.imgur.com/8DLOR8V.gifv

Duck, duck cat: https://www.reddit.com/r/AnimalsBeingJerks/comments/7bsr4b/duck_that_really_wants_to_be_chased/

Made me laugh. Not proud of it, but laugh I did: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/7bv1zs/umm_ill_just_wait_until_i_get_home/

Dang son!: https://i.imgur.com/27H7UxS.gifv

The earth throwing up: https://i.imgur.com/mT3flMo.gifv

What trust looks like. It would humble me and that ain’t easy: https://i.imgur.com/iC3URle.gifv

Cutest damn thing you’ll see today: https://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/7bu6un/duck_slide/

How they lost the Civil War is beyond me: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/7bt6bl/how_not_to_light_a_fire/

Life, in all it’s majesty: https://i.imgur.com/TfFzStj.gifv

Redneck solutions for redneck problems:https://gfycat.com/ShamefulBriefBlueandgoldmackaw

Good work dude. Seriously: https://i.imgur.com/yREzf7m.gifv

Then you’re doing it wrong…: https://imgur.com/GaDj0qF

Name it: https://i.imgur.com/Nzl3HKK.gif

Nope…I’m pretty sure it’s still the mountain. But I despise motivational phraselogy: https://www.reddit.com/r/GetMotivated/comments/7c14g7/image_the_problem_is_not_outside_you/

Be hard to do on purpose: https://i.imgur.com/8g6cu0Y.gif

Number 97 on the list of things a cat would never do: https://i.imgur.com/u8gSXra.gifv

I watched a bunch of these on YouTube and this is my favorite: https://i.imgur.com/t1xoep9.gifv

Beiß mich!

5 Wave November 10, 2017 at 8:04 PM

No one else is posting tonight???

Also, it sure is getting cold at nights now…

6 Cowellian November 10, 2017 at 8:08 PM

Cowellian’s first!
Y’all enjoy your holiday weekend.

7 KAD November 10, 2017 at 8:27 PM

Wave – 4 weeks in a row. Second??

8 Charlie November 10, 2017 at 8:38 PM

Beat you Cowellian – I think, as of 8:37 p.m. PT.

9 Barge November 10, 2017 at 8:39 PM

This morning my husband and I were loading groceries in our car at Food Max on Clayton Road when an elderly man appeared suddenly behind me and said “Can you please give me two dollars for the bus to get home?” We have had panhandlers approach us in parking lots many times before over the years and know it’s almost certainly a scam. I said “No sir, we don’t do that.” He said “What are you, MORMANS?” I just stared at him and he shambled off, mumbling insults about me. We watched as he collected money from three other cars before passing into another parking lot. Flat cap, thick glasses, tan jacket and black pants. Anyone else experience him?

10 Dr. Jellyfinger November 10, 2017 at 9:13 PM

The bus costs two dollars?

11 Mika November 10, 2017 at 9:27 PM

Dr. J–Yes, $2!

12 Silva November 10, 2017 at 9:34 PM

Barge, could be a denizen of Oakmont of Montecito out getting some fresh air.

13 Mimi (original) November 10, 2017 at 9:46 PM

I can only hope that the abuser, like mine, it’s the maximum sentence. I’ll be using anyone, woman, child or girl, Is despicable.

14 Mimi (original) November 10, 2017 at 9:46 PM

Gets…not its!!

15 Concerned Parent November 10, 2017 at 10:02 PM

Does anyone know the process (and if there is a process) to have a principal and office manager at a school transferred or let go? Monte Gardens is not the same. The new principal and office manager are not pleasant people. A school should not have to suffer over poor authorities. Parents are afraid she will keep bringing these types of people, office manager and new teacher. Parents are afraid she will draw away the amazing teachers that have taught for a while at Monte Gardens. Parents are afraid the support help members will leave. If anyone has suggestions on the process, please share. I am willing to take the first step to get these new unhappy/friendly people gone.

16 biggus thinkus November 10, 2017 at 10:19 PM

@ Atticus
atta’boy! i go thru ’em every week, and this was a top notch package

17 Dorothy November 10, 2017 at 11:02 PM

Finished 2 of the current batch of books. Old but still good is Seven Days in May, Fletcher Knebel & Charles W. Bailey II,1962. It was a decent movie too if I remember correctly, even for political fiction.

Book 2 was Cell, Stephen King, 2006. It’s been a long time since I last read one of his and I was a bit disappointed. This is a pretty basic sci fi, end of the world as we know it type of story. Maybe I’ve read too many of these in the past.

18 Edi Birsan November 11, 2017 at 12:04 AM

The Winter Survey is up on the Pulse of Concord
Please take the survey and ask your friends to kick in their 2 cents.

http://www.PulseOfConcord.com

19 Elvis November 11, 2017 at 12:11 AM

19Silva

You have to admit this is just another fad. Everybody is jumping on the bandwagon. It’s sad and getting ridiculous and diminishes the gravity of the offense. This whole bizarre #MeToo phenomenon is another group-think miasma of pitiful. And. all those women who were raped … did they not put up any kind of fight … really … to an ugly, overweight slob like Weinstein they just fell down and layed there. Come on … if someone tries to take something from me I’m not willing to give up, they are going to be leaving black and blue. I find the whole thing appalling and yet another example of the mass hysteria that seems to drive society these days.

20 Elvis November 11, 2017 at 12:13 AM

18Vet

Hopefully they didn’t have children.

21 TexAg93 November 11, 2017 at 12:32 AM

Gig ’em Aggies!! Beat the hell outta New Mexico!!

22 Cafe girl November 11, 2017 at 6:28 AM

Barge, be careful of that man I saw him also. I volunteer at a food pantry in Concord he had to be thrown out and asked never to come back because he was violent

23 Silva November 11, 2017 at 7:13 AM

Atticus Thraxx, Male sea lions are enormous. I don’t know what it’s like these days, but in the 70s I made several visits to Año Nuevo State Park in the off season, where you could walk on the beach among them (at a safe running distance). They grow to the size of small mountains. That looked like one very fishy kiss. What a fabulous collection! I laughed too.😉💝

King Archie the Invincible #10, Hear, hear! I’m sure people would debate why it wouldn’t work for at least a hundred years, but I think you’re onto something.

Claycord Moderator, Thanks for editing my very rude comment. It was the PTSD talking. You bring out the best of me by suppressing the worst, and I appreciate it.

Elvis #22, You are a gentleman and a scholar.

24 Shasta Daisies November 11, 2017 at 7:14 AM

Heads Up, Taurid Meteor Shower tonite.
I’ve been seeing ’em all week.

Peace.

https://www.space.com/34587-taurid-meteor-shower-guide.html

25 Annie November 11, 2017 at 7:36 AM

Get a meeting with the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary schools, if that doesn’t work get meeting with Superintendent. You can call School Board members. I would start with the first one. It always helps to have other parents with concerns. Have you tried to speak with the Principal? If you do this you need to have your concerns in writing so you don’t get distracted. I do this in meeting. You do not have to give them your notes. Sometimes they ask.

26 D.V. Guy November 11, 2017 at 8:51 AM

@16
Didn’t you post this last week??, Monte Gardens is an alternative school with a STRONG parent group, why are you avoiding them? with their support things will happen fast, with out it you don’t stand a snowballs chance in hell.
Finding a new program would be much easier for your student as your views will have an impact on his/her daily education. You could try Sequoia but it’s a more rigid program…good luck.

27 anon November 11, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Usually the School Administrators just promote the person up to another job instead of firing them.

28 Concordejet November 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM

First of all Happy Veterans day

Bango and cafe Girl

I doubt he a resident at Oakhurst Senior Living I got there once a week for a meeting. I really like the facility there.

Concerned Parents and Annie

I think I heard about the thread about the school principle on nextdoor site.

29 Justifiable Languor November 11, 2017 at 9:17 AM

Here!

30 Dorothy November 11, 2017 at 9:43 AM

It is now the real Veteran’s Day, not the observed version. Thank you to all Veterans who have ever been in uniform on behalf of the country. Special thank you to those who still are in uniform.

31 Silva November 11, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Good little message in this short article; To Guys Who Think It’s “Hard To Be A Man” Right Now, I’ve Got Some News For You http://bit.ly/2ysZ4KD

Some interesting stats; http://bit.ly/2bwskd7 Much ado about nothing?
https://www.rainn.org/statistics/scope-problem

32 Dorothy November 11, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Elvis 21 – Where were you when I was 6 years old? Where were you when children, women, even some babies and men were being raped or beaten? How about the 70, 80, and even 90 year old women? Not everyone is a strong young person able to fight off attackers.

Part of the group think to bring it out in the open: Me too.

33 LocaI November 11, 2017 at 12:51 PM

I had an dirty old black guy approach me in a parking lot in Antioch on Thursday, asking for a hand out. I don’t hand out money but I do give out a handful of granola bars from my car stash.

He was the talkative type, and perhaps thankful for the food, and as it turns out, he was a Vietnam vet.

On this veterans day I hope he has a warm bed at night and I give thanks to those who served, from the homeless guy in the parking lot, to my father, to my father’s father.

Happy Veterans Day Everyone.

34 Elvis November 11, 2017 at 2:49 PM

Where were you when I was four?

35 Atticus Thraxx November 11, 2017 at 2:51 PM

I am fortunate I was raised by worthy humans. Sexual aggression was never my gig. At worst looking back, I may have been annoying. Raised my son the same way. So it’s with some amount of satisfaction that I get to watch all this unfold. Take them down, take all of them down.
Insert self-satisfied sniff here( ). 🙂

36 Shasta Daisy November 11, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Thank you to everyone that have served our country.
Married to a VETERAN and proud of him.

Peace.

37 Kentucky Derby November 11, 2017 at 4:08 PM

I’ve never had anyone ask me for money on the streets. I smile and say hi, and they leave me alone. They appreciate being treated with dignity and respect (something they’re not used to). They usually say hi back – with or without a smile. Never a request for cash.

I have been asked for money coming outside a grocery store. I say that I can’t today, and thank them for asking. It’s a polite, respectful way to say no – a win-win situation. We do donate to reputable organizations – and check out their tax returns online before donating any money. It’s a wise thing to do.

If being asked for money bothers you (understandably so) acknowledge them first, and go about your business. I was taught this as a teenager.

Happy Veterans Day!

38 Barge November 11, 2017 at 6:15 PM

Kentucky Derby, apples and oranges. What kind of world do you live in where you have NEVER been approached by a panhandler? You’re talking about people outside grocery stores collecting for charities—We give to those charities! You are just a troublemaker saying this bs.

39 Bringit November 11, 2017 at 7:38 PM

I don’t have to acknowledge anyone asking for money. If I do then fine if I don’t that’s fine too. The only people or charities I never give to or talk to is any church organization.

40 WC resident November 11, 2017 at 8:04 PM

@Silva #24 – In the 1970s Año Nuevo State Park was known for their elephant seals. They are still there today. Elephant seals are quite a bit larger than sea lions. I believe the video shows a California sea lion which can get up to about 8 feet long and 660 lbs. The Northern elephant seals seen at Año Nuevo can be up to 16 feet long and 8,200 lbs. While a male elephant seal can impregnate up to 50 females in one season I don’t think you want to get a kiss from one.

41 Dr. Jellyfinger November 11, 2017 at 8:29 PM

@ Silva 24 ~ I should thank and apologize to Claycord moderators too…. they have spared me embarrassment by editing some comments I’ve made and would have regretted if they’d been posted for all to see.
I don’t have PTSD but I believe I can share the blame with Adolph Coors.

42 Kentucky Derby November 11, 2017 at 8:47 PM

Barge – It works for me. I’m polite and respectful to people on the streets, and you were confrontational. You’re being confrontational with me as well, but I wish you well. Good luck to you.

By acknowledging them first – you’re not an easy target. Street people approach easy targets. It’s a numbers game, and sadly, too many people easily give them money. I would give someone food or water – never cash.

43 Ancient Mariner November 11, 2017 at 9:41 PM

@ Silva and WC Resident:
The elephant seals are amazing!
The best time to go to Ano Nuevo is late February for the docent-guided 3-mile walk through the dunes. It will be cold and, probably, raining, so dress appropriately and with footwear suitable for walking through sand. You can book ahead or just show up and they’ll tell you when the next available spot will open up. It’s usually not a long wait.
Pro tip: the cold, damp wind will freeze your ears from the inside and will be very painful (especially for children), so plug or cover your ears with earmuffs, a hoodie drawn tight, etc.

44 apollo idol prudence November 11, 2017 at 9:43 PM

I’m in and wish everyone a happy week, get ready for thsnksgiving and december, and cold winter; i’m already looking forward to spring

45 WC resident November 11, 2017 at 10:21 PM

@Kentucky Derby #43 – your strategy has merit for several reasons.

Their strategy is a form of pretexting that’s intended to get you on the defensive. By acknowledging them first it gets them off script and puts you in charge of the conversation.

It also appears you have enough situational awareness that you notice the street people. You are unlikely to be saying that someone “appeared suddenly behind me” unless the subject is using a Star Trek transporter is is a visitor from the fourth dimension.

@Barge #9 – I’ve dealt with the same person you wrote about. Most of the time he’s friendly. Just say “hi” with a smile and he’ll say “hi” and go on his business without hitting you up for money. In early October I ended up next to him waiting at a light. He started swearing up a blue storm, directed at me. Everyone else that was waiting at the light edged away from us. I think he was upset by the knife attack that same day at Lafayette BART. After he said his piece I replied with “Yes!”, the light changed at that moment, and so I left. He was standing there for 30 seconds thinking about what I’d said. In that case he was already upset/irate and so saying “Hi” or something similar would have gotten him started with attacking that. Instead, I gave him a meaningless non-sequitur to chew on.

46 Kentucky Derby November 12, 2017 at 7:26 AM

WC Resident #46

You are correct. My dad taught me strategy as a teenager. It’s been working well all my life.

47 Barge November 12, 2017 at 7:36 AM

WC Resident—that man was walking between rows of cars in the parking lot. I was loading groceries into the back of my car and so had my back turned when he walked up behind me. He did not transport. I was not “confrontational “ with him. I called him “sir”. Kentucky Derby changed his original posting above to remove his abuse of my actions. He was trying to bait me. The man I am talking about is potentially dangerous and he begs money off people he doesn’t really need for an emergency then gets hostile if he doesn’t get it no matter how nice he’s treated. I thought I should alert my community and for that I’ve gotten grief. That’s about the size of it.

48 Kentucky Derby November 12, 2017 at 7:41 AM

When WC Resident approaches me for money, I ask “didn’t you attend El Dorado and CHS?” He tells me “I ain’t trying to find no job.” One bourbon, one scotch and one beer…

49 Concerned Parent November 12, 2017 at 9:01 AM

@DVGUY
Not sure what you are talking about. I did not. Finding a new program seems like leaving the issue when the issue is the principal. It’s our neighborhood school. I was just asking advice on the next steps on where and who to talk to about removing Mrs. Fairholm. This school has gone down hill since her arrival and her take charge.

50 Bringit November 12, 2017 at 9:14 AM

I had to get physical with a homeless guy at a fast food joint recently. Inside in line and after his 2nd attempt asking me for money and me saying no he shoved me hard. Everyone in line stepped back and I knocked him through the door. Luckily the door wasn’t latch or he would have gone thru the glass, instead he fell onto entry way and rolled off the curb. Cops were called and advised me not to press charges and waste everyone’s time.
I will physically engage anyone if they aggressively panhandle me with physical contact. I don’t care what their sob story is, stay out of my space.

51 Bringit November 12, 2017 at 9:55 AM

I forgot to add that while in Texas there are homeless people standing at lights to clean your windshield while you are stopped. They just immediately walk over and clean even if you tell them no, many of them getting very physical with your car if they don’t get a donation. You can’t drive away you are trapped. Had one guy literally tear my wiper arm up and break it, I proceed to get out of the car and teach him a lesson to the honks and thumbs up if other drivers.
You cannot let these people think they can get away with their nonsense.

52 Elvis November 12, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Something interesting to do on some rainy day, check the State of California Controller’s Office website for Unclaimed Property. I’ve checked several people I know and have found five that have unclaimed property listed. They are really excited to find out the State of California is holding money that is owed them. There are instructions there on how to claim the property as well as a phone number.

The website is http://www.sco.ca.gov. At the top, click on “Unclaimed Property” and then on the page that appears click the link near the top “Search for Unclaimed Property” and enter the information in the search function. You get a broader display of names if you only enter a last name and first initial, but you can narrow your search as necessary. Good luck!

53 Silva November 12, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Oh, yes that’s right! Elephant seals, they are. Amazing. Upwind is best!

54 Original G November 12, 2017 at 5:09 PM

In some coastal towns Elephant seals have been known to be an alternative to parking enforcement officers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-Yw7Vp5Kfk

55 Ancient Mariner November 12, 2017 at 5:55 PM

Ha ha!
Yes – VERY upwind is best!
They sound amazing – a deep, booming crackle from the big males. Sometimes you see fights – a big, waddling male will attempt to scare off a younger, thinner male approaching the harem. They’ve taken over the lighthouse buildings, too.
On the way back, check out the big waves at Pacifica.

56 Ancient Mariner November 12, 2017 at 6:04 PM

Ha ha!
Yes – VERY upwind is best!
They sound alien – a deep, booming crackle from the big males. Sometimes you see fights – a big, waddling male will attempt to scare off a younger, thinner male approaching the harem. They’ve taken over the lighthouse buildings, too.
On the way back, check out the big waves at Pacifica.

57 Ancient Mariner November 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Sorry for the double-post.

58 Abbie R. November 12, 2017 at 9:39 PM

@#51…I had to do something similar last January, after asking a demanding drunk-drugged homeless male to stop standing to close to Me , He started bumping Me in the chest saying “What are You going to do about it?” ..I automatically pushed Him away with both arms knocking him to the ground….He soon left Me alone and walked away..

59 Cafe girl November 13, 2017 at 5:14 AM

Barge, don’t let them get to you he is a dangerous man

60 Original G November 13, 2017 at 2:07 PM

As Atticus Thraxx mentioned being how one is raised.
I refer to it as hitting the parent lottery.

Had for about a decade the good fortune to met up with a man who has dedicated most of his working life to helping people. At his 70th surprise Birthday party about 5 years ago, many there related interactions with him over the years and profound improvement in their and their families lives this man had made.

Prior to his very recent retirement he was referred persons from juvenile and adult probation departments as well as juvenile and adult Courts.

That said, best single manager/boss I had in 40+ years at the same company hit the parent lottery. When he said Thank You there was absolutely no question he meant it.
About 8 years ago had hour and half closed door meeting with him and after I walked away realizing the parallels between that manager and Professor Randy Pausch.

Give these two URLs to new parents and at my work to new managers.
I watch these at least once a year.
Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/Randy/pauschlastlecturetranscript.pdf

Randy Pausch Lecture: Time Management
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTugjssqOT0

61 Elvis November 13, 2017 at 2:25 PM

Make that seven.

62 Original G November 14, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Good day to clean up the garden and plane onions.
Might want to check those rain gutters too, Wednesday afternoon thru early Thursday morning is forecast for our area about one inch of rain.

Forecast for Quincy above Lake Orville almost 5 inches of rain an between Wed. and Thur. At Blue Canyon on highway 80 in the Sierra close to 6″.
Last 10 Dec. they got in 24 hour period 6.38 in of rain.
https://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KBLU/2016/12/10/DailyHistory.html?req_city=Blue%20Canyon&req_state=CA&reqdb.zip=95701&reqdb.magic=2&reqdb.wmo=99999

Really bad news is for area burned in recent fires Calistoga, California forecast to get 2″ of rain in a little over 12 hours. Over Wed, Thurs. Santa Rosa and Napa 1.5″.

Fires burned over 140,000 acres and some of that was in rugged terrain, authorities are probably expecting mudslides.
http://www.businessinsider.com/santa-rosa-fire-map-2017-10

To watch it coming in or to time a shopping trip.
Reno radar
http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?location=USNV0076&animate=true
Pacific Satellite
http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true

https://www.windy.com/?rain,37.914,-122.012,5

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx?latitude=39.52&longitude=-119.81&zoomLevel=8&opacity=1&basemap=0014&layers=0039
Hope this one works.

63 Mary Fouts November 14, 2017 at 12:20 PM

UPS: Anyone else currently experiencing delivery problems with UPS ground shipping? I’ve got 2 packages (from different shippers) delayed. One package states delay “due to operating conditions”. The other delivery has no reason, package (heavy, 90 lb) has been sitting at the Concord depot since 5 AM Mon and is not yet out for delivery.

UPS has no more info for me. Doesn’t bode well for UPS Christmas shipments if this continues. Thanks.

64 Mary Fouts November 14, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Original G – Thanks for the weather links. Hubby cleaned out gutters on Sat. I’m still picking peppers and basil from my planter boxes, so holding off on winter vegetables for a bit. Going to cover my 2 ground garden plots with cover crop seeds in the next week or so, after I finish clearing the spots.

65 Computers and Cell Phones November 14, 2017 at 12:45 PM

If you were born before or grew up before computers and cell phones what did you do with your spare time? I remember doing more outdoor activities and talking to friends and family on a landline phone. Now I find myself on the computer for hours at a time…basically doing noting productive.

66 Original G November 14, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Mary Fouts … Package delivery becomes an exercise in patience. Had a battery conditioning project kit make it all the way from New Mexico to Richmond and descend into limbo for three and a half weeks. Perhaps they scanned the package and saw the electronic components and circuit board, but it finally showed up.

Have one more flat of onion plants to separate and plant. Picked them up from Nicole couple weeks ago, she had a nice selection.

Garden soil only damp about 2 inches down from last rain so rototilling on hold until Thursday. Have to make one more trip up on roof to double check for squirrel damage and slip under some tar paper in a few spots to get one last season out of our old shake roof.

New URL for CCC Flood Control District – Rain Gauge Page.
http://www.ccflood.us/raintable.html

Oroville Dam
https://www.youtube.com/user/blancolirio/videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeod6x87Tu6eVFnSyEtQeOVbxvSWywPlx

67 anon November 14, 2017 at 2:20 PM

There is a house fire on American Beauty Dr. According to the CPD, the fire appeared to have started on the second floor.

68 Kirkwood November 15, 2017 at 2:06 PM

My sister lives in an apartment in the Fountain Grove area of Santa Rosa. Yesterday I went up for a visit. Although the complex was unscathed it had been surrounded on three sides by fire. The whole region north and east of downtown looks post-apocalyptic with broad vistas of white ash measured in square miles, which used to be homes and businesses. I saw the ashes of a K-Mart where the flames jumped 8 lane Hwy 101. Traveling down Hwy 12 past Kenwood and Glen Ellen I saw brown trees and ash from Santa Rosa all the way to Sears Point. I think evidence of the fire will be evident more than 50 years from now.

69 Duchess of Martinez November 15, 2017 at 5:58 PM

Butchers needed! Looking for a good old fashioned butcher nearby. Started looking for one and all I could find in a search was a Halal one that just opened up in Concord. The Kinders in Concord off of 4 used to behave like a butcher (in a way) but not sure since they moved a few stores over if that changed? Go on their website and all I could find was prepare BBQ food and sauce. I’d prefer a butcher that uses local farms and less chemicals please.
For now – it’s Berkeley and I don’t consider that local

Anyone that can recommend a local butcher would be appreciated .

Especially if they cull your turkeys and chickens for you (Smile)

Thanks ahead of time

70 Duchess of Martinez November 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM

#65 – I have an uncle that gave me the following advice and I will pass it on

First thing you do is — throw your computer and cell phone into the garbage
Second thing you do is —- get yourself a case of post it notes

Case closed

71 KAD November 15, 2017 at 10:36 PM

Computers and Cell Phones – I grew up in that time period. We played outside during daylight hours. we would go bike riding, roller skating and played sidewalk games. Played yard games, such as badminton and croquet, Inside, we played board games, pick-up-sticks, Jacks, card games, etc. We were connected as a family. Also, talked on the land line with friends. Watched TV together and my brother and I would argue about which show to watch. The TV stations signed off at midnight. The good old days and we were in good shape.

72 cool breeze November 16, 2017 at 9:20 AM

@Duchess
Try Diablo Foods in Lafayette

73 macawlady November 16, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Mosquitos….! Anyone else seeing more of them than usual? We have no standing water on our property so they must be coming from elsewhere. We’re in Pacheco and it is really bad. Ugh!

74 Elvis November 16, 2017 at 4:02 PM

Computers and Cell Phones

Watched TV, reading, bicycling, crafts, sewing, working in the yard, and spent a lot more time outside. Now however, when I read, I read mostly on the computer.

75 Mary Fouts November 16, 2017 at 4:53 PM

Duchess – I’m not aware of any local butcher that will actually do butchering of your personal poultry/other livestock.

But as far as a butcher goes, I think Diablo Foods in Lafayette is the best. And if you are a regular shopper, the butchers (they have a couple women on staff!) will remember your name, and what you prefer. They also have an outstanding fresh seafood/fish selection, in addition to meat and poultry. Some locally sourced products, including grass fed ground beef, lamb from around Dixon, Mary’s chickens (including organic), and Willie Bird turkeys. In-house made sausage.

Kinders is also a butcher, but in my opinion, not nearly as good quality as Diablo Foods.

76 Duchess of Martinez November 16, 2017 at 7:34 PM

@Mary Fouts and @ Cool Breeze

Thanks for the recommendation – will check it out

77 Justifiable Languor November 17, 2017 at 10:37 AM

@#65: What we did in our spare time?

Biked, hiked. Wrote poems and plays. Drawing, painting, sewing. Digging, fort making, gardening. Story telling, lawn games (tag, mother may I) tree climbing. Listening to music and the parents talking. Kicking through vacant lots, sneaking through groves or private wooded parks. Walking to the Movie House, Library, candy store. Exploring canyons and vacant houses. Playing with the dog,cat,hamster, sibling, neighbors. Hide and Seek, Kick the Can, Truth or Dare. Cards(hearts, or building card houses), board games, hand clapping games, skiptape, jump rope, roller skating, skate boarding. Practicing the piano, clarinet, flute, saxophone, kazoo.

78 Cowellian November 17, 2017 at 4:39 PM

ʇsɐ˥

79 KAD November 17, 2017 at 5:12 PM

Last for the week. Started Christmas shopping today.

80 Atticus Thraxx November 17, 2017 at 5:58 PM

Now that’s a last Cowellian!

81 Shasta Daisy November 17, 2017 at 6:57 PM

At “last”, green grass on the hills.
Love it, and you.

Peace.

82 Dr. Jellyfinger November 17, 2017 at 7:09 PM

I just took some Viagra & Cialis and then ate a half dozen oysters too….
My pal Dr. Pahip Samir said that would make me last!

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