By beckysdad on Sep 28, 2016 at 9:11 PM
Ah, a Rice Crispies girl, eh? I reach for Honey Nut Cheerios on those rare times I go for cereal. You worried me for a moment. I thought you were going to let the smaller glass suggestion stand unchallenged. That would have been very disappointing and might have caused me to question the foundation of our friendship. Did Chuck get his biopsy results? I hope you got some good news. Did the appointment with the pharmacist go well? We enjoyed Sully today...well, Mom and I did. I think some of the flashback/present time/dream vs. reality elements played with his ability to follow just what was happening. Good photography though. There's a church near that theater that Mom wanted to visit. It's the anniversary of something happening and so if you pass through the doors of this church you receive "special blessings." Sigh... It made Mom very happy when I drove them over there so they could say a prayer. I even kept my mouth shut.
By catsuberalles on Sep 28, 2016 at 9:33 AM
Your thinking on no nutty laws is ok, but overall I'm going to have to lol "first think." ;-) *** (By Fauxpaws on Sep 28, 2016 at 4:15 AM * Too many nutty laws - I agree! I think we need to pass a No-Nutty Law eliminating all nutty laws. I got a Silver Sylvia Star! I hazza prowd! To be honest, my second_think_ in the morning is not much better than my first. =)
By beckysdad on Sep 28, 2016 at 6:36 AM
Hell, the odds are long enough against the Giants scoring that many runs without even considering the other guys. It was nice to see the boys break loose with the bats. Off the field the highlight of the broadcast was when the cameraman found two adorable little girls in the stands. They were about nine and they had big smiles. The camera buy was up fairly close so the girls were grinning big time and have great fun. Then one of them caught sight of a tv monitor and could see themselves on tv and the giddiness kicked into overdrive. One of the little girls squealed "Hey look, we're on tv!" Krukow makes the crack that they sound just like the girls every time they appear on tv. Kuiper then reminds Krukow that was true until they started broadcasting in high def. I love those guys. Were you doing bananas straight or were you using them as an ingredient when you ODd? The shake turned out well but determining the portion is problematic. There was plenty more room in the glass I was using and I felt like having more but I recognized that I used more ice cream than I would normally serve myself for dessert. If I look at it logically and consider the three key considerations of desire, glass size and ice cream utilization then I know last nights formula is right out. Neither of the three were satisfied. Cutting back on ice cream would only bring the ice cream portion into line. However if I was to use more ice cream then I stand a greater chance of checking off the boxes of satisfying desire and glass capacity efficiency. That might hit two out of three categories. You know I'm a math guy so... Looking at your watch and starting nap time at 11:02 each day would make you slave to a schedule. If however you started napping out each day between say 10:45 and 11:15 would just make you responsive to your body's needs. There's nothing wrong with that.
By beckysdad on Sep 27, 2016 at 6:42 PM
I didn't realize you were an ice cream critical care facility. I should have suspected it though. Good to hear that Chuck is feeling better today. Imagine how good he'd be feeling if he'd followed the ice cream protocol. Personally I would have preferred a 7am rather than a 1pm. By 1pm I've had lunch and I'm ready for a nap. I'm at just about y best at 7am. But I know Chuck ain't no morning person. I'm going to mix things up a bit later (literally) and make a banana milkshake for dessert. It's the right weather for it. We should be about eight degrees cooler tomorrow and I'm sure looking forward to that.
By catsuberalles on Sep 27, 2016 at 5:01 PM
We've got too many nutty laws in this country. *** (By Fauxpaws on Sep 27, 2016 at 4:59 PM * I sure could have used one! It really wouldn't surprise me one bit if there WAS a law in California about sharing the weather! We've got one here about sharing the rain. =)
By catsuberalles on Sep 27, 2016 at 4:25 PM
Did you need a Southern dictionary to decipher words like "tahrs"? (tires) Sorry, can't share. California export laws, you see. *** (By Fauxpaws on Sep 27, 2016 at 4:19 PM * That's it - Chuck swept me off my feet! LOL Actually, he was rather charming, not to mention a real looker, once I got over that southern accent. As for "stealing" your weather, if you'd share once in a while we wouldn't have to. PBFFT! Don't worry tho, you'll get it back soon enough!)
By beckysdad on Sep 27, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The fire is now up to 1500 acres and is still only 5% contained. They've now evacuated the area around Uvas Canyon County Park which is where I've taken some of my waterfall photos. Yeah...waterfalls in this parched earth area. I was able to grab them a few years back after a couple of rainy weeks in the winter. I though I might find a smartass that had written a creative essay about ice cream as a panacea. I hope your medicine... er, ice cream... made it home okay. If only you'd known about the accident you could have arranged to have a chopper on standby to transport your medical supplies. There might be a trip to Carmel on Thursday. I found myself daydreaming about an off-leash walk with my girl. After the heat we've had for the last few days it would feel very nice.
By catsuberalles on Sep 27, 2016 at 11:55 AM
Chuck was such a charming young man. ;-) *** (By Fauxpaws on Sep 27, 2016 at 8:50 AM * I hear ya. Sometimes I wonder what the heck I was thinking when I moved here. Just young and stupid, I suppose. =) I truly appreciate your offer of support. I'm hoping I won't have to take you up on it, but it's nice to know it's there.)
By beckysdad on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:48 AM
The fire appears to still be only about 5% contained but it's moving away from the more populated area. There were 300 homes threatened but they've only lost one so far. I still haven't been able to see just how far north and west it got overnight which is the direction towards my park. It's moving in a more southerly direction which is good and bad...good in that it's away from structures...bad in that it moves into an area in which it's more difficult to fight the fire. Trump was the only one yelling insults. He held it together pretty well at the beginning but as it became apparent that she had done far more prep for the debate he got more and more bothered and resorted to interrupting at every turn. The only time he got close to actually laying out a specific plan on an issue was on trade. His answer to companies moving their manufacturing into other countries would be to threaten them with high tariffs on items they tried to sell back into this country. He hadn't looked very good on race issues and I loved the way he tried to show haw open-minded he is. Some time back he opened a club in a wealthy section of Florida and they never discriminated against blacks or Latinos..."and I got a lot of credit for that." That's like taking an exam and expecting praise for not cheating on the test. Um, that's supposed to be a given, isn't it? Hillary didn't have any real answers for all the deleted emails but she did own the "mistake". Dems are going to say Hillary won and Repubs will largely say that Donald won. I'd be willing to bet that those who were truly independent and undecided would say Hillary won by a fairly wide margin. Still I think that those who were undecided still probably are but they're deeper into their despair over the fat that these are our two choices. If there was ever a doubt that I'm an optimist, I just googled ice cream as a treatment for ailments. I thought there might be one study in our favor. Sadly, big pharma appears to have been able to quash any and all research demonstrating the healing properties of ice cream. I'm generally not one for conspiracies but it's clear one is at work here...
By beckysdad on Sep 27, 2016 at 8:45 AM
Were you able to talk Chuck into ice cream as an effective post-surgery treatment? Do you ever answer those I Can Has Opinion questions on the site? I have for some time though I often skip questions. After answering a few questions they show the results. I'm amazed that on political issues respondents skew heavily towards Trump. I never would have guessed that the demographic here would lean towards Trump. I'm waiting for an update on the fire. There was supposed to be a press conference from the fire department already this morning. I'm going to run off to the store but when I get back I'll try to find some info on where the actual fire lines are. I'm in no danger here as I'm about 12 miles away. My hiking parks are around a mile away from the fire lines. The firefighters have done a great job protecting homes so far.
By catsuberalles on Sep 27, 2016 at 7:18 AM
Yeah well if I wanted to live with your weather, I'd move there. ;) Past events shouldn't prevent you from getting support. email anytime you wish. *** (By Fauxpaws on Sep 27, 2016 at 5:44 AM * Aw, poor baby! Welcome to MY normal weather world! LOL Appreciate the hug. I know it's the last thing anybody wants to talk about, especially now, so I won't be dwelling on it here.)
By beckysdad on Sep 27, 2016 at 6:07 AM
I like the sound of good odds for complete recovery but the rest of the note was short on good news. I hope the biopsy results come back benign. Did they provide any hints about how they'd treat it? It's too bad the tumor was deeply embedded and that they couldn't get more of it while they were there. We'll go to the movies tomorrow. Yesterday I stayed close to home and tried to stay cool. We topped out at 98 we'll start to cool off today, get back into the 80s tomorrow and the 70s on Thursday. They're even forecasting that we might have some...what did they call it again? Oh, um, rain...Sunday or Monday. We've got another fire up in the hills where I use to hike all the time. It broke out yesterday afternoon and it's over 1000 acres now with only about 5% containment. Whether it's earthquakes or fires Loma Prieta seems to want to be the center of attention.
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