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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2005 3:29:58 PM

This is the new home of me, Dirt Girl. Built at the request of a much loved GB icon. Actually, the old place was falling down and it was just cheaper to build a new one.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1:12:51 AM

DG....You should visit Nova Scotia sometime! They are an hour difference from me!
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 10:52:32 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG I have heard about gas breaking down after it sits for awhile. Didn't know about it sticking to the carburetor. Good advice.

goldie thanks for the congrats on Emily's grades.

tru sounds painful. Maybe a heating pad and Ibuprofen is in your future. Hope you recover quick.

For the first time in about 3 1/2 years, we are paying under $3.00 for a gallon of gas. I remember back when Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005 and we jumped locally from $2.69 to $3.09 just in time for Labor Day weekend. It was sticker shock at it's worst. Technically we're still over in Moundsville, but both Kroger and Speedway are advertising $3.02 with 3 cents off with their rewards cards. Never thought I'd be rejoicing over $2.99/gallon.

The kids got the house decorated for Halloween. The neighbors used to be nortorious for going all out, but they have since moved and left the house abandoned. I guess that's a Halloween decoration all its own.

Next week, I'll be putting the jukebox into overdrive. I've got some Halloween-themed tunes to play throughout the week and will be able to play one by an "R" artist on Thursday. I'll save the suspense, it's Ray Parker Jr.

Rainy day here. Temps have dropped into the 40s for the evening. Time to grab and extra blanket. L8R
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 10:46:48 PM

Dino, If it's regular gas you can use stabilizer but it's really better to run it out. Gas is only good for about 3 months and then it changes, attracts moisture, causes varnish like build-up on the carburetor, etc.

MadDog, I've traveled to both coasts to gain or catch up. :)

db, It's either feast or famine. lol

Hi goldieolds. :)

trugas, Ouch, hopefully you will feel better tomorrow. I'm so glad you didn't break anything. :)

three30, As long as there weren't 3 witches around the cauldron talking about boiling and trouble. lol
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:53:44 PM

Hi Dirt Girl,

Yesterday when I was in Kilbourne, IL, I dipped my cup of soup back from a gurgling, crackling cauldron in some train yard.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:11:29 AM

Dino one of the things about it getting dark early is that l cannot go out to eat dinner as it gets dark before l would be able to finish eating, so l eat late lunches then.

Yes Goldie when ill i don't need a housekeeper to pull something out of the freezer and heat to eat, l can do and do that much myself. I now stagger into the kitchen no matter how sick l am and heat up something,,,even just soups. But l would eat a whole meal, probably if someone cooked for me.

Took a fall yesterday, and as l was going down l almost got my balance back, and l remember feeling happy that l did...............then l continues the fall. My whole left side is sore and my kidneys yesterday, but l am much better this morning than l thought l'd be. I think because l came home took advil and lay down to let the muscles fully relax. My understanding is that tightening muscles cause pain. Where l hit the ground hurts..my hip and knees, my wrist and heel of my hands. I continue to have good luck and don't break a hip. That would be so devastating to me. And then l really would need a housekeeper who could cook.!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 4:27:23 AM

GM all.dg- Hope today is a bit less hectic for you.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:06:56 AM

Hi all.

Dino, congrats on Emily's good grades. Is sounds like that one B is really a B+. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:30:50 AM

DG...I have on occasion...lol Sometimes ahead of time...lol
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:31:12 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG I have heard that it's good to run all the gas out for the Winter. I'll definitely have to check on that Stay Bil. I've emphasized to her that the grades come first from the day she first started playing at Lubeck four years ago.

tru when we "Fall back" in a couple of weeks, we'll see sunset at nearly 5:30 with it being around 5 by the first day of Winter in December. I don't care much for those dark Winter days either. I like those warm summer nights and daylight until nearly 10 PM.

Trying to find the Steeler game radio broadcast this evening. No luck. Their flagship station, WDVE in Pittsburgh, will come in, but faded and they will not stream the broadcast online. I've settled for checking the score off and on.

Mild temps and off and on rain this evening. L8R
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:51:51 PM

Dino, Fwiw, if you have ANY ethanol in that gas, run it all out of the mower. It's not worth the repair bill. If the leaves fall off the trees in your area, use the mower to mulch them. Those are some pretty good grades and you are right, you have to have the good education as a base, everything else is extra. :)

MadDog, It helps to know how to time travel through the GB. ;)

db, A busy day and now only 4 left. :):):)

trugas, I think for some people trying to learn the computer is like trying to learn a foreign language. Sounds like a good idea for buying and cooking less for the freezer. :)

goldieolds, The area that I took the picture from is about the same height as the wooded part of the rock outcroppings in the picture. I think it probably looks higher because the bare rock is at a lower elevation. The picture was taken from the northeast side of Shovel Point looking to the North (technically East).
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 3:29:50 PM

DG, your photo has such a high vantage point. At first I thought maybe it had been taken from helicopter, but realized there are treetops in the foreground. Standing on a ladder? ;-)

Tru, I think maybe you need to do the same thing I need to do: eat more of the food from the freezer. I've been trying to make a conscious effort to do that. OTOH, you've talked about wishing you had a housekeeper that knew how to cook the way you like, in case you get sick. It sounds like maybe all she'd have to do is take something out of freezer and heat it up. :)

It's nice that you get so much enjoyment out of your computer. I do too. I don't think that most people your age aren't quite capable of learning new things, like the computer. I think for many it's about something so new to them, maybe a fear of trying, or not understanding how much they'd like it. One of my neighbors who's about your age has a computer, but not internet.

My Dad did have trouble learning new things when he got older. In his 60s, I believe. I think his short term memory loss, needed for learning new things, was the early stage of Parkinson's and dementia that was to come, but was yet undiagnosed. Not too many years before that he'd gone back to learn about selling health insurance and passed the licensing test. (He'd sold life insurance only, previously.) So not being able to learn how to use an IBM Selectric typewriter, for example, was deterioration of brainpower that he'd previously had. I wish we'd had his vitamin B12 level checked. Some of this sort of thing is preventable, in some cases.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:08:16 AM

Yes our daybreak is later too Dino, ours is 7:30 and when the daylight savings starts it won't be til 8:30 or later in the morning. That is mid-morning to me. l like getting up early. Don't like getting up in the dark. But l do like it being a little bit longer daylight in the eve. Not much but a little. Not a fan of winter darkness, or days of gloomy weather. Like the sun and sunny days.

Dirtgirl l have thought of that (having only about 2 days to eat everything in the freezer in power outage) but no big concern, as our outages rarely last that long. The longest l ever recall , admitting a bad memory, the longest was about 10 to 12 hours. Well within the safe zone. Still l think l need to cut back on the amount of food in the freezer. It is hard, coz l put all kinds of homemade jelly and left overs, breads and stuff in it l should just forget doing, and stick only to the expensive things. But on the other hand, even bread is $5 now. And l was taught not to waste food by tossing leftovers etc. So another thing l am doing is to stop cooking in such large quantities and stop buying for my son. I think I will now just give him a cash card once in awhile, he is a good shopper. I have in the past bought larger than l need amounts of say chicken breasts because my son loves them. Way more than I need. IF l confine the freezer to just my needs then l might, l say might, have less in it.

I can't believe that people my age aren't quite capable of learning new things, like the computer...but maybe their interests are elsewhere. I just really like being able to ask the computer things like l just did a latin quote l saw on USMCturtlehead's site. Or how to care for a certain plant to see if l would want to buy it. Things like that and lately l have been looking up menus of different restaurants. Use the computer for oodles of stuff. Instant info. I have an inquiring mind. And am too impatient to wait to find out stuff. LOL.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 4:31:40 AM

GM all.
dg- Hope you have an easy Monday.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:00:55 AM

DG...lol...I see it's been good to you!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:03:39 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG at least she's my monster. And that's all that matters to me. Thanks for the compliments.

Slow weekend for me. Got the yard mowed for the last time this season. Tried to run the gas out of the mower and will look into added some Staybill that my Dad recommended. He's my lawn mower expert.

Wanted to touch base about my long Thursday. Emily's Parent Teacher Conference went well. She is sitting on 4 A's and 4 B's with one of the B's being a 92%. A 93% is needed for an "A". Grades close this week for the first nine week grading period of the year. Got to pick her brain as we were in there for over an hour. This was one of my only chances to see what she's doing in school and how she's doing it. I love going to the basketball games, but I've tried to emphasize that the grades come FIRST. As I told her in a text "Good Grades=Basketball."

Speaking of basketball, will have two teams to follow this up and coming season. The first one is obvious as the Lady Bobcats will take the court in about 6 weeks. Probably less. The second one is the Knights of the Middlebourne Youth League. Dylan has signed up to play again this year so it'll be two sets of games to go to. Yes, I'm giddy about this. Another team we'll be watching is the Lady Patriots of Parkersburg South High School. Their starting lineup from last year will return this year as Seniors. They should be poised to make another run for the state title in class triple A. I promised Emily we'd go to Charleston if they go back to the title game.

Cooler days for us. Daytime temps in the 50s. Daybreak not until after 7 AM right now. Back to work tonight for me. Have a great Monday buddies.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:51:58 PM

MadDog, Hawaii is pretty darn nice, thanks for asking. ;)

goldieolds, Yes, I did take it. I got tired of the fall pic but I guess I took this one in early fall because I see a bit of color. The last time I looked, I think lamb loin chops were around $13 a pound...I can live without lamb so I don't look anymore. lol

db, Another relaxing day. More beautiful weather. :)

trugas, At least your freezer is full so if there is a power outtage you're good for about 15 hours or so. The picture is part of Tettegouche State Park which is why there are no roads...well, there is an access road to some of the camp sites but most are carry or cart in.

[Edited by: dirt girl at 10/19/2014 9:53:12 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:20:47 PM

Tru, I admire you for trying. Many people your age would not even try to use a computer, esp. w/o grandchildren close by to teach them. I have a cousin in SoCal about your age or so, and he won't even try to use a computer. Even at the library, when he was volunteering there. But he's a Luddite, too. Many in my building, also, that don't use computers.

I don't think there is a difference for pictures. I just tried the link I made yesterday to your freezer pic and it worked fine. I made it the same way as any other link. It's about the URL (address). When making a link on GB, you have to delete the "http//" that is automatically there, or else not copy that part of the URL. You don't want it repeated. But I don't think that's what happened, either, since there was nothing after the "http//". Probably just a minor error. Somehow the URL didn't get copied.

My bottom freezer drawer is full of bagged frozen veggies and such. I buy them on sale and store. Probably some other things in there, too.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:26:22 AM

Goldie l looked it up and just thot l would try it. Kinda different for pics l guess. l will try another time. I don't even use the copy and paste anymore. Don't really have much need for it.

That drawer is full of chicken. The top shelf is mostly beef, but you see l shove other things in.

Sorry dirtgirl about the link, but l haven't fully learned l guess. Beautiful coastline, lots more trees up to the edge than most of ours. Ours has roads along the edge of land.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:33:30 AM

GM all.

dg- Hope you have a relaxing day.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:26:52 AM

Hi DG. Love your new avatar photo. Did you take it?

Agree that loin lamb chops are the best. That's the kind my parents always made, but they have gotten too expensive for me now. Normally, if I bought a shoulder chop I'd consider putting it in the slow or pressure cooker, and maybe I will, but the meat counter guy at WF where I bought it, said it would cook as good as the loin chops. Don't know; haven't tried it yet.

LOL, Tru, your freezer looks like mine. But maybe a bit better organized. And I think I have more stuffed into the basket on the bottom.

FWIW, they say that a full freezer is more energy efficient.

Kudos for trying the link! There wasn't anything after the "http" so maybe the "paste" didn't work? Keep trying, you'll get it. Let me know if you have questions. :)

Cat 1 tropical storm approaching Hawai'i, so not the best place to be right now.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:08:34 AM

Trugas...I totally agree with you! Leftovers are nasty!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:08:12 AM

DG...you have a good point! BTW...how is Hawaii treating you? LOL
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 8:31:54 PM

goldieolds, Loin chops are usually better but also smaller and more expensive. Lamb is usually cheapest around easter but nothing is sure anymore. Have you tried lining the bottom of the oven with aluminum foil. That will help some with the splatters. :)

db, Very relaxing. Also a very beatiful day here. :)

trugas, Your link doesn't seem to work. I don't mind eating leftovers either but can't do it for more than a few days. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 12:58:33 PM

My freezer
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 12:02:09 PM

Also l used to cook 9X12 pan of lasagne and freeze more than half of it. I found it is not as good rethawed, it gets too watery.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 11:34:43 AM

NO NO NO! I DO love leftovers. l have many in the freezer. But it doesn't seem to taste as good to me after being frozen, and potatoes other than mashed, don't freeze well.
Stew has to have only certain veggies to re thaw nicely. I like to eat stew for a couple of days then no more. Unlike Midnight l cannot eat the same thing for days on end, with one big exception...thanksgiving dinner l will eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For as many days as it lasts. Smile.

The stew l made yesterday l ate twice and one more helping left. That is just right for me. I have the beef bones to finish and some liver to cook today. I have recently taken some soups out of the freezer and they don't look very appetizing. Something happens to the carrots and such after freeze and thaw. Some work some don't .

Crock pot cuts out a lot of standing over stove. Just veggie prep is time consuming, but some frozen by fast freeze method is just great and all the work is done. Like these stir fry veggies l have been buying lately. I cooked butternut squash yester day , only one half of it. Had to use a hatchet to cut it open and acorns are even tougher. I think l read somewhere to poke a few holes and micro a few minutes to soften the tough skin.
Anyway l ate some of the squash and took the rest and smashed and bagged it and froze it. Things freeze nicely that way and easy to reheat. I have zucchini fixed that way as well, and who knows what else as l don' t have a list of my veggies. I need to go thru them and sort them like l did the fruit section. I have been eating frozen fruits for breakfast and desserts lately.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 7:59:57 AM

GM all.dg- Hope today is relaxing for you.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 4:39:46 AM

Aloha.

It's not hard for me to cook for one b/c I like leftovers. I intentionally make extra, when I can, b/c I love to have food already made that doesn't require cooking, time standing to prep, etc. And second best is having something already cooked in the freezer. I like only having to wash pots and pans once for two or three (or more) meals. But Tru, you've said you don't like left overs and your freezer is too full, so that would make it harder.

For example, I bought some salmon filets tonight that were on sale. I always make two, or one larger one, and then eat the extra salmon cold another day. For me, that's so much easier than starting all over another day with another pan, which most likely has to be soaked and scrubbed, to wash.

But for me, it's not just ease. If I like something, I want more of it. Sometimes when I make something like chicken, with several meals worth left, I so look forward to eating more of it the next day that I can hardly wait and might eat it for breakfast. I also like most things cold, so don't necessarily bother to heat it up. Cold pasta (or rice or quinoa) = a salad.

It's nice that we get to choose what works best for us. :)

I splurged a bit yesterday and bought a lamb shoulder chop that was on sale at Whole Foods. It's been so long since I've cooked something like that, I'm not sure what to do with it. He said it's tender enough to fry or broil. Broiling is how I've made lamb chops in the past, but I realized that since I don't make things like that, with fat that splatters, in my oven, it stays clean. I don't particularly want to have to clean the oven for one lamb chop. Hmmm....

[Edited by: goldieolds at 10/18/2014 4:44:24 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 2:22:30 AM

Dino, Well, at least she's a cute "monster". lol

MadDog, At least you'll never get arrested for going out with someone who's under age. Yes, I'm in Hawaii. ;)

db, A pretty good day but very busy. :)

trugas, It's hard to cook for one person. That's a good idea of cutting up the roast. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 12:52:32 AM

DG must be time traveling again! LOL
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:57:54 AM

I figure l should get at least a dozen servings from the roast. It was only 3 to 4 pounds, but l am only one person. The small roasts are small. For no more than 3 servings with vegetables and all. The stew meat will go further l am sure, and will make a big pot of stew. Swissed steak l will probably finish in one meal. 15 meals tops for $13.
Chuck goes a lot further than say steak - which you pay $12 or so for and eat in one meal. I am starting to cut them in half now. Buy a large new york steak and cut in half. Not a big steak person. Like rib eyes but they seem extra fatty to me now.

Chuck and hamburger are my favorite meats as they are tasty, and go so much further. Stews in winter with parsnips and turnips and other veggies. I am making smaller meatloaves now too. Don't like them frozen so just cook smaller amounts. I am learning!

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 4:24:15 AM

GM all.dg- Hope you have an easy Friday.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 1:06:35 AM

DG...that's fine with me.....that's a big tease...would rather look at women my age....That's what I find attractive! LOL
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 11:24:12 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

goldie great question. It is pronounced "Dee no" like the dinosaur on the Flintstones. He was the inspiration behind my 26 year o*d nickname. Additional bit of trivia, the "72" is for my birth year. Not that there isn't 71 other Dinos wandering around GB.

DG as Emily gets o*der, I see a lot of these mannerisms of mine. Sometimes I'm flattered, other times I think "OMG I've created a monster."



Dino's Jukebox time and we want to take the time to welcome our newest affiliate to the Jukebox, The Alberta Chinook Hideout in Alberta, Canada. A big jukebox welcome to our neighbors to the north.

Tonight's selection comes from a guy who got his start, like Phil Collins, with the band Genesis. He was lead singer, but because the band couldn't afford a good sound system, you couldn't understand him. Because of this, he wore lavish costumes to garner attention. He was inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame twice. In 2010 as a member of Genesis and in 2014 as a soloist. A lot of his music videos are unique including his 1986 smash, "Sledgehammer" which won him a record nine MTV Video Awards in 1987. The video remains to this day to be one of the most played videos on MTV.

This tune was this gentleman's first release as a soloist in 1977 and peaked at #13 in the UK, but only got as high as #68 in the US.

P - Peter Gabriel - "Solsbury Hill"

Have a great weekend buddies. See you Sunday night.
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 9:33:10 PM

goldieolds, That was a bad time to own a car that big. I think gas was close to $1 here back in the late 70's. That was a lot of money back then.

Dino, Those are all great songs. I think most families share some mannerisms. Kind of interesting how that works. :)

MadDog, You're going to miss the spring break crowd if you go to Ft. Lauderdale now. lol

db, Always good when it's smooth sailing...or driving. :)

trugas, They're probably trying another update for the mobile site. That always seems to cause problems. That must have been a huge roast to get that many meals out of it. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 1:23:48 PM

WAS here earlier. and just now posted and it didn't take. Something weird is going on.
Bought some beef ribs and am cooking them after marinating over night ..don't know why l bothered as not much meat on them. $8 less coupon of $2. for 4 bones with little meat. Not at all like the English cut l am used to yet cost as much.

Bought parsnips and butternut squash and forgot l also wanted turnips. I bought a large chuck roast and packaged into 2 bags of stew meat, 2 small roasts, and one bag of slices to swiss.
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 4:16:49 AM

GM all.
dg- May your day be bump free. ;-)
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:57:27 AM

DG...that's wonderful to hear! I just found out today that I'm heading to Fort Lauderdale for about 3 weeks! I will try to send you some heat from down there! I'll miss the cooler temps we are getting up here though. I was enjoying it with my windows down in my car this evening!
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 11:05:18 PM

Dino, there's something I need to know. Is it pronounced dee-no or die-no? When I read things like names, I "say" them in my head. :)

[Edited by: goldieolds at 10/15/2014 11:05:43 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 10:57:54 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG a lot of people know who I'm referring to. I'll leave it at that. Thanks for the compliments on the picture.

trugas my commute isn't too bad since I do it at 9:30 at night. Even coming home after 7 AM isn't bad either. I know I'm not running late heading home.

goldie one of my friends over at fb called her a "Mini me" of me. Agree with you 1000% she's the better looking one. My ex Wife thinks she acts a lot like me as well. Sometimes a blessing, sometimes a curse. A blessing that she pesters her Mom with my mannerisms. Kind of like me haunting her:-)))



Hopefully, tomorrow will be a productive day. When I leave work in the morning, I'm driving back to Parkersburg to try another part on the Dodge this one at no cost to me. Once I drop the car off, I'll be off to Mom and Dad's for a few hours of sleep and then back to Emily's school by 3:30 for her annual Parent Teacher Conference. I have prepared some questions and notes because I intend to pick E's brain on this. She is doing well with 4 A's and 4 B's. The state had signed on to a program called Live Grades. It's an online gradebook which I check very regularly. It's a great tool to have living an hour away. Once all is done, it's back home then off to work for what is my Friday.

As promised, early entries for Dino's Jukebox. Consider these as runner ups to tomorrow night's selection. Here's a hint, one of the artists tonight was a former bandmate of tomorrow night's "P" selection. Music please....

Paula Abdul - "Straight Up"

Paul Simon - "You Can Call Me Al"

Philip Bailey & Phil Collins - "Easy Lover"

Enjoy, see you tomorrow night.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 10:22:52 PM

DG, at least by the time you went over the speed bumps the working part of "hump day" was over, so you're more than half way to the weekend. But what, we don't have enough potholes for you? ;)

Only problem with those cars is that they'll burn so much more gas, that you'll never get ahead. But you know that. ;)

It reminds me of a story from way back in the '70s. I had worked at the Job Corps Center when I first moved to Atlanta. Then for years, I was involved with a little neighborhood community center in a very economically disadvantaged part of town. It was volunteer, and I hung out there a lot, got to know some of the neighborhood families very well, etc.

One of the families down the street had several kids in the youth program I worked with and who were around the place a lot. One of the sisters, who I didn't know as well, decided to go to Job Corps to learn a skill. It wasn't the one in Atlanta, but in south Georgia. I had some sense of what it would be like for her, away from family and friends, and so on, so I kind of took her under my wing, tried to encourage her to stay in school, read her letters to her family members, including her mother, who couldn't read, wrote letters to her from them, etc. I don't recall if she finished the program. But when they leave, if they'd been in it long enough, they were given some money that had been put away for them to help them get started.

So what did she do with hers? Let her brothers talk her into buying one of those big old "hogs", ie a Cadillac. It must have been during the time of the gas shortages and people were dumping their gas guzzlers, making them inexpensive to buy used. I said oh, no, what have you done? Do you know how expensive this will be to run? And I warned her not to let her brothers drive it. Of course blood ruled out, she let them, it was crashed, and that was the end of her car and her relocation money.

Happy almost Friday. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 7:34:06 PM

goldieolds, I guess I could get a big car from the 60's with one of those 25 gallon tanks. :)

db, I actually remembered it was hump day today. In honor of the day, I drove over some speed bumps after work. lol

trugas, It's like Harry Potter and "he whose name shall not be mentioned". lol the commute isn't too bad when you consider that is all city driving for the way home. The freeway on the way home is slow and under construction so no point in getting on it to save time. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 11:01:33 AM

Funny how we all avoid using his name, like it would put another HEX on us. LOL. Another reason l think is that he loves notoriety and that is why he stirred up, let's say dust.
There are a few on GB who love to torment, and one l saw posting dumb comments like
"you lose 10 points of brain when you live in CA" or something like that. So l just ignore them as getting a rise out of one is exactly what they want and this particular one said so.

I just don't waste time on posters like that. Won't let them spoil my enjoyment of this site. I enjoy visiting with and hearing from you'all and getting to know good folks.

Dino, it sounds a little like you might have changeable job sites..Can't move closer to work if work keeps moving. LOL. I advocate moving closer to work to save on gas.
When l worked in big city and traveled freeway during rush hour traffic, it took me half an hour to get home too, Dirtgirl, yet l lived only about 11 miles from job. Dreadful commute.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 7:26:28 AM

GM all.

I agree with the rest of the comments. Life is too short to put up with that kind of behavior at a place that is supposed to be relaxing, fun & informative.
dg- Hope you have a good Hump Day.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 2:28:52 AM

DG, you could get a vehicle w/ a bigger gas tank. LOL.

Dino, I agree. This isn't H.S. and no need for cliques here.

I'd seen pics in his albums that had folks' real names and wondered if they knew their identities were being made public and if they had given their permission.

Glad you're staying around to chat with the rest of us. You're right: it should be fun.

Nice avatar photo. She looks a lot like you. Except prettier. ;)

[Edited by: goldieolds at 10/15/2014 2:34:55 AM EST]
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 2:16:38 AM

Dino, You don't have to mention that member's name but we all know who you are talking about. You're not the first to block him and you won't be the last. Nice avatar picture. My commute is only around 15 miles but still spend too much time at the gas station. :)

db, Tuesday went very well. :)

trugas, A short commute is best. Right now it takes me about 1/2 hour to get home. That hasn't changed for quite a while and is probably about average here for commutes to or from work. :)

MadDog, No, I didn't FORGET to time travel to post for the day. ;)
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 12:51:59 AM

DG....hope you aren't losing those stripes...maybe you FORGOT to post! LOL
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 11:08:04 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

trugas my current commute, believe it or not, is an improvement over the previous job. I was going 60 miles one way and filling up the tank every 2 1/2 trips. Even at $3/gallon it was pricey.

Let me just say one more thing in reference to last night's post. I don't hate this guy I blocked. I don't think he's that bad of a guy. I'm sure you guys will agree on that. Having my real name posted here was one that really crossed the line. I hated to do it, but felt it was in my best interest both here and at FB.

I want to thank everyone who has message me over the last couple of days as well. This is a great group of people and I enjoy "talking" to each and every one of you. It's hard to believe that in January I'll have been on GB for a decade and posting in these forums for about 7 years. That's a long time when you're talking the internet.

Finally, as you've probably noticed, I've changed my avatar picture. Those who know me at FB know this is my current profile picture as well. This was taken a few weeks ago after one of Emily's basketball games. It's one of my recent favorites of us and it was only fitting. THIS was my social network before I was on FB or even big on Myspace.

Looking to be a rainy and windy night, but the temps are mild. Still in the mid 60s here. This could be my last night wearing shorts to work for the season. We'll wait and see.

As a thanks, I'm doing some Dino's Jukebox extras tomorrow night as well. Several great artists beginning with P and thought I'd play the runner ups tomorrow night. See you then buddies.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 1:07:51 PM

Good riddance Dino, he has been a thorn in many peoples sides, and we all are glad to be rid of him.
I started to say l paid more for gas when l commuted to work, but actually my last job, l lived one block from work. Still had to drive for 4 or 5 years of the 7 and a half there because they kept me on the graveyard shift. Then to swing. Only place l really had a commute was when l lived in Alameda county and had to travel the freeway home at rush hour. l learned my lesson then and ever since l have tried my best to get close to work or shopping. Sure saves a lot of irritation, as well as money.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 6:31:47 AM

GM all.

dg- Hope your Tuesday is good as well.
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