Claycord – Talk About Whatever

December 25, 2020 19:04 pm · 74 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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Silva December 25, 2020 at 7:44 PM

Merry Christmas! First!

Roz December 25, 2020 at 8:40 PM

@ Silva~
Yeah, You are First!
Merry Christmas!

Antler December 25, 2020 at 10:14 PM

Way to go!

Silva December 26, 2020 at 1:04 AM

Why, Thank you!☺️

ConcordKate December 25, 2020 at 8:11 PM

Good tidings to my fellow Claycordians. The best to you during this holiday season. Looking forward to a healthy and safe new year for us all.

Hanne Jeppesen December 25, 2020 at 8:27 PM

Thank you Silva, the same to you and your family and everyone else that come here on a regular basis. I’m spending Christmas alone, as I think I mentioned before, don’t get enough time off to drive down to see my daughter and family. Anyway it is okay, benefits of being an only child. I made my Danish Christmas meal, enjoy some Christmas music and have candles and flowers all over.

Silva December 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM

That sounds GOOD Hanne! I wish I could see a picture. I baked a duck, and it was a success if I do say so myself. The 10 year old grandson who (lucky for me) lives in a nearby city thought it was good, and asked for duck tacos in the am yesterday, and he liked them too, so I say it passed the test.

Jeff December 25, 2020 at 9:17 PM

I do hope all had a Merry Christmas.

KAD December 25, 2020 at 9:38 PM

Why to go Silva.

KAD December 25, 2020 at 9:40 PM

Silva – That should have said “Way” to go. I guess I need to go and get some sleep. The dog got me up really early this morning.

Silva December 26, 2020 at 1:03 AM

Oh, thanks KAD. No worries. I read “Way” to go, anyway.

The Wizard December 26, 2020 at 9:38 AM

Claycord could you bring back the edit feature you had a couple years ago ?

Sick of it December 26, 2020 at 9:40 AM

Could we please start using the rules of the road again. Drivers have become so bad in the last few months. From blatantly running red lights and not stopping or slowing down for stop signs, driving through neighborhoods at 35 plus mph to just being overly aggressive and making dangerous moves in the road. I cannot believe some of the crap that people are doing behind the wheel now and them thinking they have the right to endanger everyone else around them with there actions. Remember there are new drivers and elderly drivers out there that done stand a chance with these other idiots on the road. And as a simple rule look at how yourself drives and ask how you would react if someone else drove the way you do.

Fred December 26, 2020 at 11:44 AM

That’s ok – the liberals want to defund the police and get rid of traffic enforcement…

redrazor December 26, 2020 at 11:37 AM

I’m also SICK OF IT!! Seems worse now than ever. Watched an idiot pass cars over a double yellow line with cars coming the other way …. AT NIGHT — for crap sake! Speeders everywhere. Stop signs mean nothing to many drivers. Too many folks IN A BIG HURRY all around us. Where’s the traffic control unit of local Police Departments??

Original G December 26, 2020 at 12:16 PM

Apparently started on social media is practice of using empty right or left turn lanes, passing cars stopped for the light, to run red lights at or above posted speed limit.

One hand on the wheel, cell phone recording in the other.
Most prevalent in cities you associate with high crime.

Dr. Jellyfinger December 27, 2020 at 8:29 PM

My favorites are the folks who drive without lights in the heaviest fog…. and it seems like almost all of them are driving grey vehicles too, like they’re in stealth mode, I’m invisible ! .
I was turning my lights off & then back on to remind some of them but eventually I had to just give up…. too many idiots.
I even saw a Cop driving with no lights.
Nobody cares.

Simonpure December 26, 2020 at 11:52 AM

Merry Christmas Silva and Roz…Where”s “S” ?

Silva December 26, 2020 at 12:20 PM

Merry Christmas, Simonpure. S mentioned last week that he’d be unavailable this week. If he didn’t mention it exactly (my short term memory being what it is) I was left with the feeling there were good times involved.

Roz December 26, 2020 at 2:13 PM

Merry Christmas Simonpure! 🙂

Cowellian December 26, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Cowellian’s first, and I’m feeling blessed to be here.
Christmas morning at 6:30, a bomb went off outside of AT&T’s Batman building. For us in the suburbs, service continued for five hours until they shut off natural gas and the backup generator went offline. We lost phone, internet, and TV.
Today, I spent 4 hours at T-Mobile buying a phone to use as a hotspot.
AT&T says they’re waiting on FBI permission to go back in the building

Silva December 26, 2020 at 3:05 PM

We’re feeling blessed you’re here too, Cowellian. Thank you for letting us know you’re okay!

Original G December 26, 2020 at 3:51 PM

After quick search, Batman building is well deserved.
Interesting, usually equate natural gas as being non interrupted.
Has gas interruption been a problem in past ?
Asking in case I ever bail on CA.

Antler December 26, 2020 at 4:02 PM

Cowellian, the pictures of the devastation on TV and the complexity of the investigation are horrifying in scope. That building looks as though the whole thing will need to be rewired, but I hope that is not the case.
Are you and your family able to stay warm and to cook meals?

Cowellian December 26, 2020 at 5:48 PM

We are not downtown and were pretty much unaffected by the blast. I don’t know if it was the city or the FBI that mandated shutting off the natural gas for safety reasons, but that shut down AT&T services entirely for an area from near St Louis to near Atlanta.
We have gas and electricity.

KAD December 26, 2020 at 9:12 PM

Cowellian, My brother told me last night that 911 services were out also. Glad you and my brother are not in the area affected by the blast.

Justifiable languor December 27, 2020 at 7:51 AM

Thank you Cowellian and KAD for the update!

Cowellian December 27, 2020 at 1:28 PM

We have been inconvenienced but not harmed. For that I am grateful. I don’t know if 911 service is back.
One of my submariner buddies lives in Printer’s Alley, just a couple of blocks from the blast. His family is safe and his loft was undamaged. Yesterday, he posted a bunch of pictures of the damage. Today, he was kicked out of his building, “just because,” so he and his wife are staying with their daughter.

Cowellian December 27, 2020 at 7:30 PM

We have phones, internet, and TV back.

Today, somebody parked a truck outside of Nashville playing the same music and same countdown as the bomber. I can only hope he gets some jailhouse justice.

Susan Q December 26, 2020 at 1:41 PM

Found Dog 12/26/2020 black/White Chihuauhua. white legs & tip on tail. Male. Near Clayton Valley High School. Kenwal Rd at Marvue Cir. Concord, CA
Cell Phone 925-286-0686
Please help get him back home.

Dawg December 26, 2020 at 2:54 PM

Did you have him scanned for a microchip? I believe Petsmart, animal shelters, and some vets will scan a lost dog or cat for free.

Silva December 26, 2020 at 3:10 PM

Susan, thank you so much for helping him! A great way to also get out the word about a found dog is to post him (hopefully with a photo of him, though your description is very good) on NextDoor if you can. I’ve seen lots of reunitements happen there.🙂

Frustrated December 26, 2020 at 2:09 PM

Was there by any chance just a small earthquake or my imagination?

Concernicus December 26, 2020 at 2:16 PM

What an adorable little earthquake I felt, a few mins ago.

Original G December 26, 2020 at 3:59 PM

A 2.7 centered Bay Point just north of Evora Rd. and Highway 4
depth 6.7 km

qwerty December 26, 2020 at 3:41 PM
Antler December 26, 2020 at 4:07 PM

The cold weather is making the hummingbirds chugalug their sugar water…. needing to fill all 7 feeders before dark.
Squirrels are swiping the smallest oranges, but I’m glad to share.
Anyone seeing unusual wildlife in your yard now that we have had rain?

Ancient Mariner December 26, 2020 at 5:37 PM

The white-crowned sparrows are back for the winter. I don’t know where they go in the summer. I don’t think they’re migratory, I think they just go up into the hills more.

Antler December 27, 2020 at 12:09 AM

I’m thinking you’re correct about the White-Crowned Sparrows…. love their song, but it’s hard to hear only ONE of them sing it at a time…. quite the talkers!
We have flocks of Pine Siskins here now, too, do you?

Ancient Mariner December 27, 2020 at 3:17 PM

Yes, I believe we do, although I didn’t know it until I looked them up because of your comment. I thought they were some sort of warbler.
We also saw three turkey vultures sitting on the guard rails on a bridge over Grayson Creek.
Thanks for the pine siskins, Antler!

Silva December 27, 2020 at 6:21 PM

Antler, I thank you for the pine siskins too! I’ve been wondering for a long time what they were.

KAD December 28, 2020 at 8:38 PM

I am enjoying see the flicker birds at the birdbath.

Dr. Jellyfinger December 26, 2020 at 4:26 PM

2.7 in Bay Point on Steffa Dr.

Mary Fouts December 26, 2020 at 8:14 PM

Shout out of extreme thanks to the Ask A Nurse feature with my health insurance Blue Shield of CA.

Two weeks ago my psoriasis inflamed terribly. No reason I could tell why. Head in crown area, eyebrows, forehead, hairline around face area. I was miserable.

I called the ask a nurse feature from Blue Shield. The nurse was so helpful. Pointed me toward the appropriate items for my skin and scalp condition, including good old Vaseline as a moisturizer. She particularly considered my very dry skin.

Today I am 90% improved. Got relief from her advice immediately. Thank you Nurses from Blue Shield of CA.💕

Atticus Thraxx December 26, 2020 at 10:32 PM

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope the new year brings you hope and succor from the chaos. I stumbled across this and thought I’d share. It’s for cool cats and kittens only. 😉
The blond is Raffaelle Carra and she wrecks me.

Roz December 27, 2020 at 5:32 AM

@ Atticus Thraxx~
Thanks for Sharing the video and Merry Christmas.
Miss seeing your posts of videos.
Hope you are well.

Ancient Mariner December 27, 2020 at 4:14 PM

I like it – thanks, Atticus!

Silva December 28, 2020 at 12:02 AM

Hi Atticus Thraxx!! I hope you and yours are all well. That’s a very nice video. I’ve watched it a few times, but I think it may be that I lack the needed sophistication to get it. r/whoosh🤓!

Madeline December 27, 2020 at 1:51 PM

Most everyone in Concord should know when their street sweeping day is. Why do so many lazy A$$es leave their cars parked at the curb making it impossible for the sweeper to get around them? And why to these same dumb basses blow leaves into the street and then NOT move their damned cars???!!!!

Kirkwood December 27, 2020 at 2:51 PM

I hope the parents of upper teen aged offspring are urging them to notice what kind of jobs are being affected by the employment situation right now. The people unemployed now are much the same people who will be affected whenever there is a recession or depression and people cut back on luxuries. The first to go are usually the bottom layer of the workforce, people with low education, few real skills, and probably screwed around in high school and beyond – or immigrants.
As OG has frequently noted, there are skill sets out there that require some aptitude and probably a few more years of study and experience, but pay pretty well. I know that apprenticeships work because it was the path that I chose.

Original G December 27, 2020 at 3:52 PM

Parents, ya need to impress upon kids “stupid” on social media or electronic messaging is just about forever. Colleges and employers now search what’s been put out there. Case you might want to share,

Original G December 27, 2020 at 11:07 PM

Kirkwood, … Thank You, such good concise advice.
Going to print it out and give to my oldest grandson.

Give this URL to all new managers and engineers who I work with and especially new parents. When Randy Pausch gave this lecture he knew he had terminal cancers.

” But remember, the brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.
They’re there to stop the other people.” — Pausch

Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Time Management

Original G December 28, 2020 at 1:29 PM

10 day forecast as of today, showing almost 2 inches of rain in a 5 day period starting Saturday. If not already done might be good idea to clean up tomato, bean vines and other summer crops remnants.

Ground is damp enough to till and if you want to use gas driven garden tools next spring, drain fuel. An after any spilled gas has evaporated, to get gas out of carburetor run until engine starves out. Can save carb rebuild or replacement, then come spring change the engine oil, gear case level ad gas and your ready to go. An since my tiller sits outside under a big Orange tree it gets covered by a large tote upside down that wind can’t budge.

Dr. Jellyfinger December 28, 2020 at 9:11 PM

Well…. once again…. it’s my yearly reminder about food safety.

Time to toss the leftovers
The food is getting old
Pumpkin pie is pretty dry
Ambrosia’s growing mold

The turkey’s kinda stale
But the ham’s still hanging on
It can stay just thru today
Tomorrow tho, it’s gone!

T’was tasty while it lasted
But it’s time to just say “See ya!”
Take one more bite, and then tonight
Here comes diarrhea !

Original G December 28, 2020 at 11:46 PM

Hiding in plain sight disguised war fortifications in of all places Switzerland.
Or how about the little known back way into The White House, an alleyway a block and half over. Or a Brooklyn Brownstone that’s not really what it seems.

Original G December 29, 2020 at 11:50 AM
Kirkwood December 29, 2020 at 3:12 PM

Well it finally happened! Somebody stole the tops off a half dozen solar accent lights along my driveway, the stakes and glass remain. The thief had to come up the driveway to get some of them. Don’t know if it was a prank or an attempt to salvage the rechargeable batteries (which are 2 years old). Think I’ll wait until Spring to replace them.

Silva December 29, 2020 at 10:36 PM

Weird. Sorry about that, Kirkwood.

Original G December 30, 2020 at 12:57 PM

Dawn Wells has passed, acting career spanned 1961 – 2019.

Dr. Jellyfinger December 30, 2020 at 2:05 PM

Awww… that hurts. She was My Gilligan’s Island favorite.
I think I even cried a little… I need a Kleenex tissue.

Come to think of it, her passing is probably not the first time she was responsible for guys needing Kleenex.

Silva December 30, 2020 at 10:54 PM

This is so sad. We’re down to Ginger. I don’t know quite why, but I’m surprised. Maybe it was wishful thinking, I don’t know either of them personally of course, but Dawn was always adorable. Poor Mary Anne.

Dr. Jellyfinger December 30, 2020 at 2:16 PM

I mean …..Gilligan’s Island was so funny we laughed ’till we cried.

Tina Louise is still alive, she’s the last of the castaways.

Concernicus December 30, 2020 at 6:11 PM

Seems that Hotdog Palace is moving out from downtown Concord. Real shame, loved their food. Only reasonable source of mozzarella sticks around there, too. Bay Leafs’ are overcooked, smaller, overpriced, and don’t fill up the batter.
I’m gonna miss them.

Mary Fouts December 30, 2020 at 9:03 PM

Snow in the area? Just took out bones from 2 chickens I slow roasted today. Felt slushy precipitation on my face. So maybe we’ll get a flake or two of snow ❄️ tonight in the lowland areas?

Stay positive and healthy; I am. Each and every day.
Happy New Year everyone. Mary

Antler December 31, 2020 at 4:56 PM

Evidently someone in our neighborhood is originally from Greenland…. or else they just had a fireworks “oopsie”.

Mary Fouts December 31, 2020 at 7:50 PM

Shame on whomever in south PH is (once again) setting off loud fireworks starting at 7:30 tonight. Don’t you know how much you frighten dogs and cats? Let alone the fire danger. Karma will get your deserved justice.

Cowellian December 31, 2020 at 10:03 PM

2020 is officially over in the Central Time Zone.
Happy New Year, Y’all!

Cellophane January 1, 2021 at 7:58 AM

2020 was a year that offered us all a great many lessons.

It’s everyone’s choice to decide if the lessons are to be learned and applied to 2021 or ignored and repeated.

No one can make the choice for you.

Dr. Jellyfinger January 1, 2021 at 9:31 AM

Check your bank accounts for government pee wee check.

Kirkwood January 1, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Mine is there. 🙂

Silva January 1, 2021 at 3:36 PM

Guess I’ll last.

KAD January 1, 2021 at 4:20 PM

Last. No check for me.

KAD January 1, 2021 at 6:06 PM

It is Friday. Where are the Last people?

Cowellian January 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM

So far, this weekend is less dramatic and less traumatic than the Last.

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