Claycord – Talk About Whatever

September 17, 2021 18:02 pm · 65 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 a shooting, earthquake, etc.), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

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Just Asking September 17, 2021 at 6:16 PM

What’s going on at Pine Hollow these days?

Dr Jellyfinger September 17, 2021 at 6:28 PM

Early this week…. Mayor must have something to do!

Cowellian September 17, 2021 at 6:31 PM

Cowellian’s first

chuckie the troll September 17, 2021 at 7:12 PM

chuckie is first

Atticus Thraxx September 17, 2021 at 7:33 PM

Well it’s Friday night and these days that usually involves some Irish whiskey on a very full stomach and music too loud in my gunfire damaged ears! 🙂
But before I get started this evening I was tripping on the number of rock musicians that came out of England, all born between 1943 and 1948. Almost all within 2.5 hours drive. Incredible really, dig my list:
I didn’t list the Beatles because I don’t really like them. Oh they’re good, very good, I just don’t like them. Like Ferraris.

Rod Stewart- 10 January 1945 (age 76)
Highgate, London, England
Jeff Beck- 24 June 1944 (age 77)
Wallington, Surrey, England
Eric Clapton- 30 March 1945 (age 76)
Pete Townsend- 19 May 1945 (age 76)
Chiswick, Middlesex, England
Roger Harry Daltrey- 1 March 1944 (age 77)
East Acton, London, England
Keith John Moon- 23 August 1946 (Dead)
Wembley, Middlesex, England
Ron Wood- 1 June 1947 (age 74)
Hillingdon, Middlesex, England,
Kieth Richards- 18 December 1943 (age 77)
Dartford, Kent, England
Jimmy Page- 9 January 1944 (age 77)
Heston, Middlesex, England
John Bonham- 31 May 1948 (Dead)
Redditch, Worcestershire, England
Roger Waters- 6 September 1943 (age 78)
Great Bookham, Surrey, England
David Gilmour- 6 March 1946 (age 75)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Ozzy- 3 December 1948 (age 72)
Birmingham, England’
Tony Iommi- 19 February 1948 (age 73)
Birmingham, England
Robert Plant- 20 August 1948 (age 73)
West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England

All the useful pieces of the Beatles, Stones, Who, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Small Faces and Led Zeppelin. All within five years and two hours travel. Thank you WW2.

BOOYAH! September 18, 2021 at 7:08 AM

And not one band of their equal from this country. Welcome back Atticus.

Dr Jellyfinger September 18, 2021 at 10:25 AM

Well now I feel older than dirt…. thanks Atticus.

Jeff (the other one) September 19, 2021 at 9:19 PM

@Booyah…some would argue the Eagles (I wouldn’t), but that may be 5 years out of the time frame set forth by @Atticus. Some might also point out the Beach Boys, contemporaneous, and influential, to a number of the bands cited. Time frame notwithstanding, I would put up Hendrix, ZZ Top, and Tom Petty in there.

paranoid pablito September 17, 2021 at 8:01 PM

I got fired from my job because I kept asking my customers whether they would prefer “Smoking” or “Non-smoking”. Apparently the correct terms are “Cremation” and “Burial”.

Dorothy September 17, 2021 at 8:12 PM

Looks like no one is here yet but I’m sure you’re just hiding.

Book report: The Cup and the Sword, Alice Tisdale Hobart, 1942. This is one of my mother’s books that I had never read before. From the title I expected a religious story. Actually it is suppose to be about the wine industry during Prohibition told through a family of a few generation up to close to WWII. I expected to learn something about the raisin and table grapes of the San Joaquin Valley and the wine grapes of the Napa Valley. But the story is more about the family from the founding father, children, grandchildren, and up to the great grandchildren. None of whom are really that interesting. About 2/3s into the book there is some interesting details about the grafting of grape vines. Just about 80 years since this was written and I’m not sure it would be all that interesting to most people today.

Simonpure September 17, 2021 at 8:21 PM

At a first glance it looks like I’M 1st…My shout is to our friend ROZ…getting worried girl. Haven’t seen you here in a big minute. Please tell us you are good to go.

Roz September 18, 2021 at 4:21 PM

Hi Simonpure~
Sorry for the late reply,….my Hubby noticed your post to me.
Sad to say, I am not good to go. About 2 weeks ago my neck/shoulders seem to be out of whack, then slowly the rest of my spine & hips. Doctor set up X-rays, and my neck/spine shows my Arthritis progressed.
On medications and hope to be able to walk on my own, with in a week.
It the pits getting old,…LOL
Thank You your concern,….You are the Best 🙂
Take care my Friend.

Simonpure September 19, 2021 at 1:12 PM

Oh my gosh girl…nothing to laugh about. I was worried sick for a while now. You always are a good fresh breath and so kind unlike many others. The best part in all this is that you have a great caring man to take good care of you. Stay sweet my friend. Positive wishes your way. You will bounce back!!!!. Tell hubby no fast food 🙂

Huh? September 17, 2021 at 8:43 PM

The military person who took the fall and had to describe the drastic drone incident ,had a detailed description of the car driver’ in the white Camry…
“down to him stopping for a rest stop” and they could not recognize children getting in that car????

BOOYAH! September 18, 2021 at 7:12 AM

“Righteous Strike” – the State is deeper than I thought …

Phil September 17, 2021 at 8:46 PM

Okay, I’ll make this easy enough that the simple minded can understand. Harvest some grapes and crush the juice out of them. Add some yeast, seal up in an oak barrel and let some time pass. The yeast consume the sugar in the grape juice and release carbon dioxide and ethanol. They go crazy in this rich environment, making billions of copies of themselves until: the alcohol level become lethal and they all die! Thy’s what humans are doing to themselves. Fewer copies and less consumption would be a good thing for our species. Do you have more sense than a yeast cell?

nytemuvr September 18, 2021 at 3:35 AM

@Phil….I guess I am, I don’t understand your metaphor. Something about internal combustion engines producing too much CO2 running on ethanol gas and the car companies making us drive electric vehicles…..??? Not sure about the yeast thing, too many people eating people?

Bob Kazamakis September 18, 2021 at 4:24 AM

So you’re saying that ax murderers are actually doing a public service?

Dorothy September 18, 2021 at 10:25 AM

Advocating birth control the long way around?

Dr Jellyfinger September 18, 2021 at 10:28 AM

No… he means exercise is bad for you, just like if you race your car the engine will wear out sooner than it should.

Sit back & relax, nobody is going to die because the lawn didn’t get mowed today.

Cowellian September 18, 2021 at 2:06 PM

All in all, I think I prefer the book reports to the hangover reports.

Moreyjohnr September 17, 2021 at 9:12 PM

Well, I was on the jury for the Keefer trial (it was a crazy complicated trial due to the police halfassing everything), my second book is ready to be released (I just need to get some early reviews in), best friend got married in an awesome ceremony, and I am changing my day job.

So nothing major?

TroyDHezz September 17, 2021 at 11:45 PM

Pumpkin Spice season is upon us!

TroyDHezz September 17, 2021 at 11:46 PM

Shout out to TLM of Concord. You ROCK!

Justifiable languor September 18, 2021 at 7:44 AM

KAD September 17, 2021 at 2:54 PM
Antler -What kind of beans do you use in your Chile con Carne?

I loved this question from KAD

Antler September 18, 2021 at 11:36 AM

My favorite “wing it” ploy is to use white pinto beans, black beans, and red kidney beans. It’s all good!

Dr Jellyfinger September 18, 2021 at 4:17 PM

I think the point is there are no beans in Chili con Carne (Chili
Chili con Carne “with beans” is different.

Antler September 18, 2021 at 8:37 PM

It’s all right, KAD; I knew exactly what you meant…… especially since so often if I’m in a big hurry, I start with some cans of Hormel chili con carne and then add cans of various types of beans.

Here, everyone…. have some Tostitos “corn chips with a touch of lime”!

Now! Who will be the winner of the “best margarita recipe” contest?

nytemuvr September 18, 2021 at 9:09 PM

I was told as a kid that chili without beans is a “Texas thing”. Granny was from the Texas Panhandle so it was always no on beans in chili. I prefer pinto beans in my chili with shredded cheddar on top, but I was born here.

Dr Jellyfinger September 19, 2021 at 9:14 AM

The Frito Lay folk’s (Pepsi) are being sued because there is no lime in their “Hint of Lime” Tostitos.
Frito never claimed there was real lime and says a hint of lime is just flavoring.

I hope this winds up in the SCOTUS they might finally be able to handle something instead of finding complicated legal excuses not to hear the case.

Justifiable languor September 19, 2021 at 9:53 AM

Now I know what a chili con carne, or CCC w/beans is. Thank you nytemuvr. Recommend grinding your own dried chilis. The big ones are milder Ancho, Guajillo, Anaheim. Spice it up to your liking with the usual cayenne, thai, bird if necessary.

I buy a cheap piece of meat cut into large cubes then sear for the favor. It takes 4 hours to break down on low. Toss in the carrots or whatever your signature is, an hour before finishing. It thickens nicely without additions. I like to throw in a can of chopped tomatoes for color and salt.

Dr Jellyfinger September 18, 2021 at 8:01 AM

@ Jay, it isn’t a good idea to post things like this online.
Weirdos could take advantage of you.

Ricardoh September 18, 2021 at 9:36 AM

Anyone having an ant invasion? I use Terro ant poison and have killed millions of ants in the last month. Kill out one colony and in comes the next. I think my house is on an ant hill. They don’t get into the food they are going for water I think.

miguel September 18, 2021 at 10:13 AM

Not just you, the place we just moved out of in WC was having big time ant problems. Terro liquid baits definitely helped, but just before we left they were worse.

nytemuvr September 18, 2021 at 10:20 AM

@Ricardoh.….You may be living on an ant hill (literally) if you have a slab floor, they will come in through the cracks.

Dawg September 18, 2021 at 12:33 PM

Yep, I get them every year, and this year is bad. I use Terro ant poison too, but the problem is, after they die, their eggs hatch and the invasion starts all over again. It’s a never ending revolving door.

Mary Fouts September 18, 2021 at 4:01 PM

@Ricardoh – We’ve never had any ant problems at our home I south PH. I agree with what has already been said, you may truly be living on an anthill. Ants may have formed a colony under your crawl space or slab.

Ants are searching for water. I’d first check water meter; see if it is still running when no water is used being used in the house. If so, you may have supply line leak somewhere. The water source also could come from a grey/waste water leak including a dishwasher drain line or similar waste/sewer line connections that have become cracked or broken.

If you’ve got millions of ants, I would attempt to track down source of water they are after, and fix that problem first. Then consult a reliable exterminator to fix the massive ant the issue.

Silver Belle September 18, 2021 at 4:35 PM

@Ricardoh…Yes! I discovered Terro ant bait and it worked very well. Like you, I would get one invasion stopped and the little ants would emerge somewhere else. At the present time, after a few months of baits in various locations, all is quiet. I’ve speculated before that my home is on an ant hill, too. But this year is the worst I’ve ever experienced.

Ricardoh September 18, 2021 at 4:49 PM

My wife has been wrapping household garbage in newspaper tightly then puts a rubber band around it. She put a package on a patio chair one evening and I never got around to taking it to the green can. The next morning I went out on the patio and saw four columns of ants going up two legs of the chair. Somehow they found a way to get into that wrapped up package then go back to their colony twenty feet away under a bush and leave a trail back to that package that the colony could follow. You may not like ants but you have to admire their ability. I am really amazed at their ability with that little body to lay that long a trail. Since this was outside I sprayed ant killer and got rid of that group. House not on a slab floor.

Original G September 18, 2021 at 6:03 PM

Ricardoh, . . . simple solution low cost solution.

Boric Acid, dollar or 99 cent stores carry it. White powder that is most commonly used to control roaches.

Empty tuna can, Vienna sausage or similar container.
Put quarter teaspoon Boric Acid in container, add a little hot tap water, stir until powder dissolved. Next add tablespoon or two of sugar and stir some more, add more hot water until can is about half full.

Watch ants to determine trail they’re using and set can in middle of trail, then wait. They’ll find it and have had them empty a half full tuna can in less than day and a half. You may have to refill can and it might take three to five days, but it will wipe out the colony.

As for Safety . . . years ago was adopted by feral cat who jumped up on counter where I had four tuna cans of the mixture cooling and she drank better than half of one and she’s still around.

Hope this is helpful.

Kentucky Derby September 18, 2021 at 8:24 PM

Ricardoh — If your ant problem is that serious, you need an exterminator. It’s money well spent. Good luck!

nytemuvr September 18, 2021 at 8:44 PM

@Ricardoh….Yes they are persistent, Frank sung about it….

Justifiable languor September 19, 2021 at 7:55 AM

My two cents. We used boric acid. Effective and cheap. Got rid of both ants and roaches. The one with pheromones. If you want to hurry it up, burn them as well. Its organic. Warning, be sensible with fire.

The ants were easy to get rid of. The roaches were coming from another “source” so that took longer. With diligence, it can be done.

Dr Jellyfinger September 19, 2021 at 10:01 AM

Ant invasion?
Well….. I just checked the southern border of my house and there’s about a billion ants back there crawling into my house… but I REFUSE to call it an invasion!

Ricardoh September 19, 2021 at 10:45 AM

Thanks for all of suggestions,songs, and jokes.

Original G September 19, 2021 at 3:10 PM

Justifiable languor, . . . for roaches again with a tuna can.
Pour 1/4 inch of soy sauce into can then add about 1/8 inch of cooking oil, we use canola oil. Roaches, earwigs and other bugs smell soy sauce and climb in. Canola oil coats them and even if they make it out they’re still gonna expire.

Ricardoh, . . . We had ants show up for first time in 2021 ’bout three weeks ago in kitchen. Put out tuna can of mixture, next morning was a mass of ants. They focused on draining the can which they did twice. Left can on window sill, but have seen zero ants activity.

Kentucky Derby September 19, 2021 at 5:27 PM

Carpenter ants can cause structural damage, similar to termites. It happened to a coworker of mine in WC. Large dollar amount in damage, not covered by homeowners insurance. Structural damage usually isn’t. She was angry with herself for not calling an exterminator. She didn’t want to deal with the “smell” and her husband didn’t want to spend the money, even though they can easily afford it. I hope it’s not carpenter ants!

Dr Jellyfinger September 19, 2021 at 7:56 PM

You know Grand Pappy Jellyfinger had a recipe for a sure fire ant killer…. when the trouble came, he’d mix this up!
If memory serves me , it was….
1 shot vodka
1 shot rum
½ shot gin
1 shot tequila
½ shot triple sec
a splash of sweet and sour mix
1/2 a can of ice cold coca cola and a twist of lemon

Justifiable languor September 20, 2021 at 8:40 AM

O.G. Amen about the again. Twice the presence of roaches appeared when old established neighbors moved. Renovation sent the creatures fleeing towards our lovely citrus, blossoms. Boric acid worked perfectly. But I will keep in mind the soy and veg. oil solution. I like to keep it organic. We now have a lizzard population enjoying our efforts. Now if we could keep our neighbors from feeding stray cats. Mice and rats will surely follow.

Silva September 21, 2021 at 6:09 PM

I haven’t had an ant invasion for well over 10 years, probably several more. Then recently my grandson finds scouts on the floor, and they’re about a third of the size of the little black ants I remember here from all of the rest of my life. I swiped orange oil around the place for a few days and they gave up without forming a real trail, but I thought the mini black ants were very strange and mentioned it to friends, and darned if one of them in Pinole hadn’t noticed the same thing! Miniature little black ants!

chuckie the troll September 18, 2021 at 9:45 AM

A man walks into a hardware store and asks for a beak file. The clerk says he has been in the business for 40 years and has no idea what one is. The customer explains he has an exotic bird and that in captivity its beak continues to grow until it can’t eat properly, so it has to be filed down. The clerk picks out a file and says “Here you go, but you can’t return it after you use it and we aren’t responsible for harm to your bird.”

The customer returns the next day and wants to return the file. When asked why, he explains that his bird has died. The clerk reminds the customer that he can’t return a used file and he’s not responsible for the death of the bird. The customer says he never used the file. The bird died when he put its head in the vise.

redrazor September 18, 2021 at 12:06 PM

Chuckie: That’s the best one I’ve heard in a very looong time! LOL

nytemuvr September 18, 2021 at 10:13 AM

@Jay…Can I call you Ray?…

nytemuvr September 18, 2021 at 1:40 PM

@Phil….I’m not even going to try and figure out that metaphor. I guess I am just simple minded.

KAD September 19, 2021 at 10:46 AM

Guess I have to pull a “Killjoy” due to censorship. Too bad.

Graceful September 19, 2021 at 3:55 PM

Kind of weird…women, men and children go missing every day, show up on milk cartons and sadly never found but why is the young lady in Utah big news? We have many young people go missing in California yearly, but yet this has taken over the whole news media outlets. I thought when I saw the news from UTAH it was someone famous, some famous persons child….but no…a domestic that turned into a missing woman. What is the news media trying to distract us from?!??!?!?!??!

Amy September 19, 2021 at 9:50 PM

The media is trying to distract us from talkinng about President Biden’s screw ups.

Cellophane September 20, 2021 at 9:59 AM
Dr Jellyfinger September 20, 2021 at 11:18 AM

Looks like the Earth popped a pimple!

Dr Jellyfinger September 22, 2021 at 4:43 PM

I called the “Whatever” repairman.

Antler September 22, 2021 at 7:36 PM

….testing…. testing…..

nytemuvr September 23, 2021 at 7:18 PM

“Can you hear me now?”….The “Whatever” repairman is with the Maytag repairman playing pocket pool somewhere….”not that there’s anything wrong with that”.

Givengold September 23, 2021 at 12:25 AM

We have four pallets of retaining wall blocks that we need moved from our driveway to our backyard..
The guy building the wall has a bad foot. He moved two pallets in a couple of hours today but his foot won’t let him move any more. Let me know if you’re available afternoons or this weekend.

Antler September 24, 2021 at 11:04 AM

Connection verified! Thanks again!

Silva September 24, 2021 at 5:05 PM

Stay safe and well, everyone. Last!

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