Claycord – Talk About Whatever

November 9, 2018 19:10 pm · 101 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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Cowellian November 9, 2018 at 7:10 PM

Cowellian’s First!

I forgot to set my Last back an hour with the time change this week.

Silva November 9, 2018 at 7:15 PM

First!

wave November 9, 2018 at 7:17 PM

Wave first??

KAD November 9, 2018 at 7:19 PM

5th?

apollo idol prudence November 9, 2018 at 7:33 PM

so i am a jerk. The fire in Camp Fire is the “biggest”; but wasn’t last years in napa or santa rosa the “biggest” or the worst? then therewas a fire in southern california which was the biggest or the baddest. With all of these superlatives, i am wondering how doess this fire compare to others, if the news is using these comparison words? Is last years fire small potatoes now?

Joatmeal November 10, 2018 at 9:26 AM

Saturn is a big planet. Jupiter is a bigger planet. That doesn’t make Saturn a small planet, it simply means it isn’t the biggest planet.

WC Resident November 10, 2018 at 2:23 PM

While the Camp Fire is a large one it’s not orders of magnitude larger than other large fires. Cal-Fire maintains two lists, one for number of structures destroyed and another for number of acres.

http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/fact_sheets/Top20_Destruction.pdf
http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/fact_sheets/Top20_Acres.pdf

The structures list has not been updated yet to include the Camp Fire which will be taking over first place. It’s not even a top-20 fire yet in terms of acres burned.

Cowellian November 10, 2018 at 2:41 PM

As someone who has been on fire, I always assume the fire I’m dealing with now is the biggest fire ever. But I’m open to reevaluation once the fire is out.

Barney R November 9, 2018 at 8:12 PM

I rate fires by how many people are killed. Can’t replace life, so in my book nothing else matters.

Shasta Daisy November 9, 2018 at 8:12 PM

It was a surreal day with the sun blocked by the smoke.
And tonite the stars have disappeared.
Prayers to all victims of the massive wildfires.
Help in anyway you can, every little bit makes a difference.
It could be us.

Peace.

Nature Lover November 10, 2018 at 6:27 AM

@Shasta Daisy
Always appreciate your wise and positive comments.

Atticus Thraxx November 9, 2018 at 8:19 PM

Skills that pays NO bills: https://tinyurl.com/y9w3ghwe

I’m humbled by his humanity: https://tinyurl.com/y8pjpas8

My Desktop this week: https://tinyurl.com/y8oz9cz2

I’m often amazed at how people visualize their art: https://tinyurl.com/y82dv6uy

Just this once, manbun forgiven: https://tinyurl.com/y9ulw76z

In a universe with any justice at all, this is how Ted Nugent will die: https://tinyurl.com/yd7umql4

You’re doing it wrong: https://i.imgur.com/19lc7Ab.gifv

His final patrol before being put down. Good boy: https://i.imgur.com/9of1ofN.jpg

Seemed like a good idea at the time: https://i.imgur.com/kFqnem8.gifv

Ballsy: https://tinyurl.com/ydygukvc

How it’s done: https://i.imgur.com/PIC4RPK.gifv

Made me smile, then laugh: https://tinyurl.com/yd7zucay

I’ve tried this several times and it never works: https://tinyurl.com/yd4lhvdo

Dang, nice landing: https://tinyurl.com/y7cdcb22

(Warning: gunfire violence) But they got him: https://tinyurl.com/ycv8k8tf

When your BS is so severe, you believe it yourself(Warning: Blood): https://tinyurl.com/ybvcpb6r

Their first time meeting: https://i.imgur.com/EMXchPv.gifv

Some people…facepalm: https://tinyurl.com/y9sxcouk

Name it. If you get this one Ancient One, I quit!: https://tinyurl.com/yccyfu4h

Can’t condone it, but I understand: https://tinyurl.com/ya3bc5hy

Looks around to see if anyone noticed: https://i.imgur.com/ljOcu9y.gifv

Name it: https://tinyurl.com/ybsoewrj

Breakfast denied: https://tinyurl.com/y9qq54to

Thank God they had harnesses: https://zippy.gfycat.com/SarcasticIdioticGavial.webm

What a baddass he was at times: https://tinyurl.com/y9mzewtv

A guy almost crushed by a bug, instead of vise-versa: https://tinyurl.com/y9wr37rz

Righteous rescue: https://i.imgur.com/zYZtDCT.gifv

Just walking to work, minding your own…: https://i.imgur.com/rfQ1sOz.gifv

He owned the problem and did something about it. Much respect: https://imgur.com/gallery/t4mCBGT

Lucky, lucky dude(Warning text contains vulgar language): https://tinyurl.com/ycz2abnf

Cats…ya gotta love ’em: https://i.imgur.com/byBeGPv.gifv

How it works: https://i.imgur.com/DiEytOs.gifv

Trolling an errant driver: https://i.imgur.com/54UVnmM.gifv

A real live roadrunner: https://i.imgur.com/A8GgQxj.gifv

Watch it kid: https://tinyurl.com/y9by4o9y

Fascinating: https://gfycat.com/BlaringUnfinishedGlobefish

Dad saves compilation: https://tinyurl.com/y7x4hch2

Good boye!: https://tinyurl.com/y7x4hch2

While I admire and like the Japanese, I will say I don’t understand them: https://tinyurl.com/y8z2c2rm

That’s one solution I guess: https://i.imgur.com/MFF2pRh.gifv

Dogs are smarter than cats, let’s just agree on that: https://i.imgur.com/ck0ZJUH.gifv

Have a nice weekend everyone! Employ honor, integrity, compassion, courage and tolerance to humankind’s, and by extension, your advantage.

KAD November 10, 2018 at 12:12 AM

Thank you Atticus for sharing this with us. Not finished yet but love, love, love the Ted Nugent one.

Silva November 10, 2018 at 10:22 AM

What a magnificent list!!! I really like the Ted Nugent one too, KAD, though I’d like to hear the sound of it. Imagining it was Ted, of course.

HappyPappy November 10, 2018 at 10:44 AM

The real Ted would have split him open with his Bowie knife. Still a good show though.

Silva November 10, 2018 at 4:07 PM

The one with guy in the suit who is first plowed down then attacked by a peccary or something.🤣

ClayDen November 11, 2018 at 7:35 PM

Regarding “How it works.” I used to be able to recite the firing order of a 9 cylinder radial engine. That was required knowledge many years ago to get an FAA Powerplant Mechanic license (which I did, but never used).

jtkatec November 13, 2018 at 7:17 PM

That deer was tired of seeing his friends killed.

jtkatec November 13, 2018 at 7:24 PM

Hand feeding a hummingbird, I wonder what those little itty bitty feeties feel like

jtkatec November 13, 2018 at 7:45 PM

Internal view of a propeller engine…. did anyone else see demons?

Ancient Mariner November 9, 2018 at 8:54 PM

It looks like a British Bulldog, Atticus, about 1880s or so.
Very familiar with them.

Atticus Thraxx November 10, 2018 at 3:16 PM

I have no proof to deny your claim. But with Rubber grips?

Ancient Mariner November 10, 2018 at 4:33 PM

I can’t tell what the grips are. Odd that the grips survived if they were wood, given the condition of the metal. Any wood treatment would have been on the outside only. Bakelite didn’t come in until the early 1900s or so. Gutta percha was used, but was the wrong colour for this gun.
I looked it up and found a pic – this one was used to assassinate President Garfield (now he was an interesting guy) and wound up in the Smithsonian Institution.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Bull_Dog_revolver#/media/File:GarfieldBD.jpg

TraumaRx November 9, 2018 at 8:55 PM

Always buckle up and wear your seatbelts correctly. It can save your life.

Ancient Mariner November 9, 2018 at 9:01 PM

PS: Don’t quit, Atticus!
Thanks for the great challenge and I’ll look at the rest of your list after my Saturday morning omelette – salmon, cream cheese, red onions and capers. I had them at Rosie’s on several occasions, until they discontinued them. Now I have to make my own.

Atticus Thraxx November 10, 2018 at 3:19 PM

Well there Mr. Thurston Howell III! I had Wheat Chex, with a couple of scrubby strawberries I’m still getting out of my patch in November. Good Lord willing, that’ll be what I have tomorrow morning too.

Ancient Mariner November 10, 2018 at 6:46 PM

My good friend Milburn Pennybags and I enjoyed our omelettes while wearing our top hats and monocles this morning.

Antler November 9, 2018 at 9:17 PM

What a fantastic lunch one of my daughters and I had today at Mercados del Sol! Thank you so much for your hospilitality and the excellence of your mother’s recipes, Fabiano!
The location is 1450 Monument Boulevard (just west of the 4 Corners intersection….. for you youngsters, that’s where Oak Grove Road and Meadow Lane meet at Monument Boulevard).

Silva November 10, 2018 at 10:31 AM

Thank you, Antler! Very good to know. Their not quite ready for prime-time (no photos, and not much else either) is a crackup too! Here’s what the “About us” page says; About Mercado del Sol; Yadda….yadda…yadda.😀

Silva November 11, 2018 at 9:45 AM

^^^ Shoulda wrote “their not quite ready for prime-time *website*” ^^^

Whoe jim November 9, 2018 at 9:51 PM

Shasta Daisy, thank you for your kind words… we all need more positive people like you in our lives….. keep up the good message…..

Freddy Mercury November 10, 2018 at 4:00 AM

Saw the movie BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY at the Brendan Theatre. It was very enjoyable. Even if you are not a Queen fan, you may still enjoy it!
It’s well done, and see if you can spot Mike Myers from SNL and Wayne’s World in the movie. Recommended!

Atticus Thraxx November 10, 2018 at 9:02 AM

Sweet! 🙂

Scoob November 10, 2018 at 7:18 AM

Please don’t litter!

Justifiable Languor November 10, 2018 at 8:48 AM

I agree. He should investgate Californian government spending instead. I would welcome some Official intervention into finding where the missing Billions are flowing.

Mimi (original) November 10, 2018 at 8:58 AM

And so do all intelligent people

Cell Phone November 10, 2018 at 9:05 AM

I want to get my senior mom a cell phone. She loves taking pictures and going on google. She has at&t service at home. What would be a decent cell phone to get her? Price of plan and phone in the mid range would be great. There are so many to choose from. Any help would be great. Thank you in advance.

Freddy Mercury November 10, 2018 at 9:53 AM

Freddy says : your mother would be happy with the simplicity of an android phone rather than an iPhone. Most of my family want to be big shots and they get the iPhone for status reasons and most of them don’t know how to work it because of the learning curve and it’s a bit more complicated than an android so stick with an android phone and AT&T has a nice plan for about $30 with a 1 GB a month

Anon November 10, 2018 at 5:13 PM

My 74 year old Mother uses a Samsung Galaxy S4, no issues and it was easier to learn than Iphone.

I don’t like how you have to go to the main settings of the phone in order to change the camera settings on the Iphone.
With the Android (Samsung) you can change the camera settings on the fly while you’re using the camera.
Be sure to get a phone where the Battery can be changed.

Anon November 10, 2018 at 5:15 PM

Cell phone 9:05 am – my 74 year old Mother uses a Samsung Galaxy S4, no issues and it was easier to learn than Iphone.

I don’t like how you have to go to the main settings of the phone in order to change the camera settings on the Iphone.
With the Android (Samsung) you can change the camera settings on the fly while you’re using the camera.
Be sure to get a phone where the Battery can be changed.

Justifiable Languor November 10, 2018 at 10:26 AM

I also enjoy Shasta Daisy’s optimism.

I also enjoy the idea of asteroids coming closer to Earth. I should like to see them.

Chicken Little November 10, 2018 at 10:29 AM

You might also want to consider having this conversation in “Talk About Politics”, where it belongs.

SF oh November 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Just got back from a vacation abroad. It was a bit of a culture shock for us. We experienced clean city streets and sidewalks. Beautiful parks that we could walk through without seeing trash and homeless living there. We used public transit which was clean, safe and reliable. Unfortunately, we had to come home. Got on BART and chose our car based on the least number of homeless sleeping in it. The car we were on still had one homeless guy, who reeked of BO and vomit, walking down the aisle harassing people for money. A woman got on with a child – sat down – and stripped off her top and started breastfeeding the kid. I sat with my legs over my suitcase and my purse squished between me and my husband to try to make it home without being robbed. Why do we have to live like pigs in the richest country in the world? There are no laws – no class – no respect… it’s disgusting. Can’t even imagine what it’ll be like when Newsom is running this circus.

Justifiable Languor November 10, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Glad you made it back safe, SF oh. I am sorry for your culture shock on BART. A lot of us are feeling the same way.

Is it possible as tourists you were steered into a safer, cleaner experience? A good thing for sure.

I have read online current tourist appreciation for San Francisco. A once lovely city. How did they miss the filth? Herded I am sure.

Love My City November 11, 2018 at 9:36 AM

We were in Europe for seven weeks this year and like you had the same impression…which we have had reinforced nearly every year we’ve traveled there. Streets and transit systems are cleaner, feel safer than here in the Bay Area. We walked for miles in Copenhagen and saw very little litter. Same in Stockholm, Berlin and Paris. London was grungy in places, but the Tube was super clean. I think a lot of the clean sidewalks are due to business owners. Years ago, we stayed in the small French town of Tours and very early in the morning we saw several shopkeepers sweeping the sidewalks in front of their stores. We’ve now seen that in many other towns and cities. I don’t know if it is regulated or just a practical thing, but it is lovely to walk down the streets and see little or no litter. Maybe Europeans just take more pride in their cities than we do!

Lovelace November 11, 2018 at 10:48 AM

I too had the same impression coming back from Europe.
I took the train from Nuremberg to Frankfurt. Flew home then took the bart to Concord.
Omg bart is dirty and noisy. Very noisy. I am glad there were no bums on the train with me.

Mary Fouts November 11, 2018 at 4:18 PM

Breastfeeding in public! Oh the horror! Hope the incident does not cause you years of mental health therapy.

Seriously, if you truly travel in Europe, you would know that women regularly breastfeed their children in public. Including on public transportation/trains.

It’s just a mammary gland. Nursing, that’s what breasts are for. Get over yourself and get a life.

Mika November 11, 2018 at 6:54 PM

Those cities were probably clean because the citizens either respect or fear the local law enforcement. There is none of that here anymore.

Kentucky Derby November 11, 2018 at 6:56 PM

Breastfeeding in public is a very private decision, and I respect a moms decision either way. I also respect the decision of others as to how they feel about it. The world would be boring if we were all the same.

I always enjoy reading (and hearing) about other peoples traveling experiences. We love to travel! While traveling in Europe and Canada I’ve wondered if other countries took more pride in their cities, or if there was more money to keep the streets clean. Food for thought.

KAD November 11, 2018 at 9:38 PM

Topeka KS will make sure the residents keep their house and yards up to code. They will fine you for tree limbs left too long in the yard, front or back. You can’t have a broken window in the back of your house. They are serious about this.

Hope Johnson November 12, 2018 at 3:13 AM

Biggest major difference is most every country in Europe has universal health care – public safety nets make a difference.

Also, the US is an extreme version of an individualist society whereas Europe leans in varying degrees more toward a collectivism model in most places. There are trade offs to both mindsets.

Justifiable Languor November 12, 2018 at 8:11 AM

The woman stripped her top off to feed her baby? Surely I am not the only one to think this is blatant exhibitionism. It is common courtesy to feed the baby without completely undressing to the waist.

Kentucky Derby November 12, 2018 at 10:23 AM

JL – It is common courtesy to feed the baby without undressing to the waist. I wasn’t there, so I have no idea if she really undressed to the waist, or if SF Oh is against breastfeeding in public, and any slight alteration of clothing is objectionable. Either way – it’s up to the mom and it’s up to others how they feel.

I’m just glad that moms breastfeed. It’s healthier for the baby. For moms who choose not to, that’s your decision as well.

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Justifiable Languor November 12, 2018 at 11:32 AM

KD: I agree!

Anon November 10, 2018 at 11:57 AM

Earthquake

Kentucky Derby November 10, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Optimism is nice, and a positive outlook is awesome! Some people consider optimism as looking at life through rose colored glasses. Realists deal with reality, and they have a firmer grip on every situation. Keeping it real, and telling it like it is. As long as you’re not a pessimist. Pessimism will hinder you. Be happy!

Anon November 10, 2018 at 12:11 PM

Hate to break it you, but most are Denialists.

Try bringing up anything “realist” and you’re labeled a pessimist and eventually a conspiracy theorist.

Enjoy your MK Ultra.

Kentucky Derby November 10, 2018 at 12:48 PM

I’m a realist, and I’ve noticed there are two types of “optimists.” Those who have a healthy optimism – a positive outlook on life. And those who are Pollyanna’s. I can’t handle a Pollyanna. They’re as phony as a three dollar bill.

Perhaps you’re referring to Pollyanna’s.

Anon- I believe you’re a realist.

Justifiable Languor November 10, 2018 at 1:21 PM

I find I am split between the two (KD and Anon).

I find optimism an natural state of mind (fortunately). I am sure it can be learned. While I am naturally and ‘up’ person, I am acutely aware of odd occurrences of destruction, which can make me angry or depressed.

With practice, one can focus on one or the other. Depending on whether one wants to experience or examine.

A note for Anon: Funny how the conspiracy’s are being exposed as truth these past few years. I am an Optimist!

Atticus Thraxx November 10, 2018 at 3:15 PM

Good message Kentucky Derby. Good post.

Captain Bebops November 10, 2018 at 12:06 PM

Just had a couple of jolts over here in Martinez, the first one short then the second with lingering rumble. 3.7 near Crockett. All we would need would be the “big one” to hit California right now.

Dorothy November 10, 2018 at 12:31 PM

Book report: I saw the movie so I decided to read the book to find out what was left out of Crazy Rich Asians. Written by Kevin Kwan, 2013 and is the first of at least 3 in a series. While I did enjoy the book I think I’ll skip the next 2. Basically a romance it also has lots of footnotes to translate various words used in various Asian languages which helps but also interrupts the flow of reading. Lots of details about who is wearing what ultra expensive clothes even down to the children. There are some major difference between the book and the movie. For those familiar with Hallmark romance movies, think of a romance on maximum ultra speed steroids. Enjoy the movie.

Atticus Thraxx November 10, 2018 at 3:22 PM

Just listened to ‘Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me’ podcast from NPR on this morning’s walk and Kevin Kwan was a guest. Check it out, an impressive guy.

Kirkwood November 10, 2018 at 12:47 PM

Can see the smoke between the houses. My neighbor is outside with his backpack blower clearing leaves in his driveway and the street. Been going for about a half an hour now. Does this several times a week and this time of the year, daily.

foothillsguy November 10, 2018 at 1:50 PM

And ?

Atticus Thraxx November 10, 2018 at 3:26 PM

Get yourself a good paintball gun and find a nice sniper hide and when he’s starts, put one between his shoulder blades.

foothillsguy November 10, 2018 at 6:06 PM

Atticus make up your mind, you belittle Nugent for his love of weapons and hunting but wish harm on someone for using a leaf blower ? Liberal logic at it’s best.

Anon November 10, 2018 at 9:34 PM

foothillsguy, He gets too much “praise” here and doesn’t want to ruffle any feathers.

Atticus Thraxx November 10, 2018 at 9:47 PM

Ted Nugent takes bears as trophies, ‘ eff him and his draft dodging. Brave guy when no one’s shooting back.
Not like I suggested putting an actual bullet in anyone or anything. Unlike Ted Nugent.

The Fearless Spectator November 10, 2018 at 10:10 PM

Uncle Ted is certainly a colorful guy, and probably ruffles more feathers than he shoots. Perhaps that’s really his objective. How else does an old rock and roll guy continue to get any press. Time to take a journey to the center of the mind! He did claim that song was not about drugs…..

Concord Resident November 10, 2018 at 10:53 PM

The Concord Public Library is now a homeless hangout. It’s almost like riding BART complete with the smell of human waste both in front and inside the library. The City needs to address this problem.

apollo idol prudence November 11, 2018 at 8:14 AM

Happy Armistice day! The War to End All Wars! (Is that phrase copyrighted?) So we never had a war since. Kind of like after the Jewish Holocaust in World War 2, “Never Again”, until it happened again, Cambodia Khmer Rouge, o Kurdistan, or whereever. DArfur, or wherever we’ve solemnly vowed to remeber hbut have forgotten, facts, meanings, and contexts. University Texas school tower shooting, San Ysidro McDonalds, PAtrick Hentry High with Brenda Spenser, Columbine, Virginia Tech, SandY Hook, the Club in Orlando Florida, Pittsburgh synogague, a place down in So Cal (Some say it was a matter of time for the last two, we hadn’t had a mass murder in a few weeks – thins out the blood). WE shake our heads, send thoughts and prayers, and vow Never again. How about superlative to end all superlatives? Joe Montana was the Greatest Quarterback Ever, thats what was marketed, and we’d never ever see someone like that ever again. Tom Brady walks on, and we hear the same damn thing. Joe Flacco is an “Elite Quarterback”. Blaine Gabbart is mentioned in the same sentece as Aaron Rogers. Break the Internet. Set Twitter on Fire. Go to the classics, Ezekiel, “Nothing new under the sun”.

But seriously, “Armistice Day” a day to celebrate the end of World War One was re-written by Deep Fakes (attackers and erasers of History) as “Veterans Day”. “Memorial Day” has lost all connection to the American Civil War and is now used to honor people killed in military service, because being killed is noble (ask the people killed if they wanted to be noble and memorialized). But as a human race, we do like that killing stuff. And we sure so like getting solemn about it too. These days and memories and meanings fade away. Every December 7, the Beacon on Mt Diablo is lit in rememberance of Pearl Harbor day, and people can barely notice; which is thicker, the fog in the sky or the fog of memory? As people with a connection to World War 2 drop off, that idea too will fade Spetember 11 is now “Patriot Day”. That significance too will fade like after market sale sticker from a store that closed last week.

So pardon will I call this what many quietly see this as, a marketed three day weekend, not much more. Any secondary deeper meaning is our urge to kill and get hypocritically solemn about it

Cowellian November 11, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Armistice Day was a commemoration to celebrate the end of the War to End All Wars. Except it didn’t work out that way. It’s kind of the same for Memorial Day. Nobody really expected that there would be so many people killed in so many wars just during the century following the Civil War.

I work with Veterans groups to keep the memories alive of those who have served and died on our behalf. I will admit to being irritated that for the first time ever, Nashville’s Veterans Day Parade has been postponed until the day after Veterans Day, all to avoid a conflict with an NFL football game.

Jojo Potato November 11, 2018 at 10:47 AM

In the mood you’re in I suggest reading this book: “Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda”. Written by the Canadian general stationed by the UN in Rwanda. Given no resources and support he did the best he could to save lives during that wholesale slaughter. 800,000 killed in 100 days. One scene that sticks in my mind is the guys assigned to use long poles to push along the bodies that were clogging up the river under the bridge. That was the best they could do. Very sad but brutal honesty about what people are capable of. Think of that on veterans day.

Silva November 11, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Oh my gods.😟

Original G November 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Don’t always have the patience to grasp concepts not readily apparent.
So higher sciences were a problem no matter how motivated and persistent teachers were.

Then just today found the solution for that Schrödinger’s cat thing . . . glass.

http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2018/11/heh_11.html

Anonymous November 11, 2018 at 12:05 PM

I know Nugent has been cited at least twice for fish and game violations. Some sportsman .

Atticus Thraxx November 12, 2018 at 3:46 PM

Arguably though, a great guitarist.

Hanne Jeppesen November 11, 2018 at 12:48 PM

I am from Denmark, grew up about 30 miles south of Copenhagen, but lived in Copenhagen off and on before I came to the US in my early twenties. It is kind of in the culture to take care of your house yard, etc. Last time I was in Denmark and drove through the countryside for several miles I saw perhaps one of two houses that was not kept up. That is not the case here in Concord, almost every block has a house that looks junky. My parents lived in a modest house and did not have much money, but the house was kept up, with painting etc. My Dad was a Gardner so we always had nice flowers, both inside and outside the house, it tends to brighten your day, even if you don’t have the finest décor and furniture. The front yard was raked regularly depending on season. That is how most Danes keep house and property, and most of Europe I believe. Switzerland is know for even more pristine conditions.

Silva November 11, 2018 at 2:28 PM

That must just be sooo wonderful.💖

Rollo Tomasi November 15, 2018 at 9:28 AM

I was hoping someone else would pop in and talk about the elephant in the room, but I guess I have to do the heavy lifting.
Hanne, would you please give your best estimate of the percentage of people in your Danish neighborhoods that were born and raised within the Danish culture? Living within a diversity of cultures enriches us all, but one must accept the bad along with the good.

Cowellian November 15, 2018 at 9:54 AM

The Denmark that you remember no longer exists due to the effects of mass migration throughout Europe.

No Excuses November 11, 2018 at 4:51 PM

Rain. 🙂

Justifiable Languor November 12, 2018 at 8:12 AM

I agree!

Justifiable Languor November 12, 2018 at 8:16 AM

I agree!

Officer Barbrady November 13, 2018 at 2:49 PM

PGandE seems a little nervous. Our neighborhood is full of trucks trimming our trees.

Talked to a trimmer. They brought the crews from LA. They work 6 -10 hr days. On Saturday night they drive back to LA to visit their families. Been doing this for six months. They are tired

If you see these guys you might give them a thumbs up. Hard workers.

Atticus Thraxx November 13, 2018 at 3:45 PM

Just when you thought they couldn’t be more evil: https://tinyurl.com/y9ppa83b

ValFaye November 13, 2018 at 7:21 PM

Does anyone know where clothing,food, etc. can be donated locally, for fire victims? A fire station, store, church?

Silva November 14, 2018 at 7:30 AM

I don’t know who’s collecting locally on this end, sorry. I’m sure someone else will though. I did find this among other articles that say they aren’t set up for washing and sorting used items nor do they have the space. There seems to be some useful info here; here’s how to give effectively https://bit.ly/2T7VyQn

Anonymous November 13, 2018 at 10:07 PM

Me and Thraxx on the jury and Wells Fargo would be in very big trouble. Anyone doing business with these scumbags is nuts.

Kentucky Derby November 14, 2018 at 7:50 AM

ALL large banks are unethical with your money, and it’s nothing new. There’s just more exposure. I worked at Wells Fargo and Bank of America in high school and college – quite some time ago. Some employees were oblivious, some didn’t care and others caught on and were appalled. I fell into the latter category. I was young and employed “at will.”

Atticus Thraxx November 14, 2018 at 8:42 AM

Agreement KD, but Wells Fargo is an unusually immoral and predatory institution. And they are not very good at it at the executive level. That, in and of itself is unforgivable.

Kentucky Derby November 14, 2018 at 8:54 AM

Atticus – You’re correct. Wells Fargo is the worst (in my opinion) and after working at Wells and BofA, I only do business with small banks or credit unions. My elderly mom banks at Citibank, and when I deposit cash into her account they ask “what do you do for a living?” She’s had the account since 1967, I’m on her account, and they know me. She’s doing okay financially. I was told they have to ask this because of “money laundering.” Chase does the same – according to my brothers. I no longer deposit cash into my moms account. I enjoy what I do for a living – it’s a good job. But I’m tempted to tell them I work at Round Table or McDonalds. They’re just doing their job, and the senior vice president told me he “hates that his employees have to ask – but it’s protocol.”

Cellophane November 15, 2018 at 9:15 AM

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Silva November 15, 2018 at 1:53 PM

This struck me as funny. https://dailym.ai/2FpXaSY

Anon November 16, 2018 at 10:32 AM

What happened to our Noon time Wind that we had All summer long?
It was so unusually windy around here that I was considering purchasing a wind generator.

Shasta Daisy November 16, 2018 at 12:49 PM

Sadly, I doubt any meteors will be visible this weekend.
As we struggle with these smoky conditions, I can’t even begin to imagine what the victims of these devastating fires must be experiencing.

I encourage everyone to help in any way that they are able.
Every little bit helps.

Peace.

Cellophane November 16, 2018 at 1:35 PM

Air Quality Index

250

Silva November 16, 2018 at 4:52 PM

Rain please.

Last.

KAD November 16, 2018 at 5:08 PM

Last. Yes, please rain.

Atticus Thraxx November 16, 2018 at 5:40 PM

+1. Last!

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