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By Fauxpaws on Jun 27, 2016 at 4:55 AM

Hawking is a little cerebral for my taste any time. I try to follow along with what he's saying but I always get lost and give up. I can see how that trip could take up to a month. There's a lot to see and a lot of road to travel. Giants won, I see. They seem to like making people watch the entire game to see if they're going to win or not. That's alright, I suppose, as long as they win. =) We got more rain and thunder early this morning, so I was up before 4:00 and never could get back to sleep. Looks like I'll need a longer nap than usual this morning. I am happy to get more rain, however.

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By cataff on Jun 26, 2016 at 9:21 PM

I totally understand about the rivalry between the Giants and the Dodgers. I hated that the Cardinals swept the Cubs, but I know that psychologically they have Chicago's number. Now the Cubs are still losing--very worrisome. You are right that there is a lot of season left. I don't expect any improvement from the LA guys though. Vin will be superb to the end.

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By cataff on Jun 26, 2016 at 9:08 PM

I see you faved that "sinking slowly in the West" LOL. Harumph! Actually, I faved it too. The only thing the Dodgers have going for them this season is Vin Scully. The Cubs have cooled off of late too.

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 26, 2016 at 2:22 PM

Now MY singing - that's sad, as I'm sure even Elf would tell you. I agree, Barkin sure does still have the attitude. I'll have to watch those videos a little later. Chuck is watching something he recorded with Stephen Hawking on TV right now. I'm looking forward to them. We got a heavy, 30+ minute downpour a while ago. It was great, especially since we weren't supposed to get any rain today. Knocked the temp down about 15 degrees too, tho it's pretty steamy out there. Some of our windows even fogged up. Of course, now the birds are demanding extra seed rations. That's okay. I'm just happy I'll get a break from watering tomorrow morning.

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 26, 2016 at 8:39 AM

If you must break out in song, at least video record it for the rest of us to enjoy. I, for one, could use a good laugh. We've been watching Animal Kingdom, too. The jury's still out on it here, tho I for one think Ol' Ellen's not looking as hot as she used to. But then, who is? I'll keep an eye out for Good Behavior. Sounds like it might have promise. I'm sure it would be a bit strange to see Dockery as two such different characters. Not having watched Downton Abbey, I won't get to enjoy that. She'll just be an American con artist to me. Hopefully a convincing one.

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 26, 2016 at 7:31 AM

So Bum's getting burned by the bats. Yeah, it is weird when you've set a show to record "any day, any time" and yet if it comes up on a not-usual day, it's not scheduled. That just happened to me today, as a matter of fact. We're watching a show called Preacher (which is one of the weirdest shows I've ever watched, BTW) and there's a new one tonight and two different new ones Thursday. The Thursday ones are set to record but not tonight's show. I'm glad I caught that, cuz it's hard enough to keep up with what's going on as it is. Yeah, by "lost" I meant wandering around for some time. That has to be a little frustrating. Today is slated to be a really hot one, but the good news is that it should cool down (to the low 90s, maybe even the high 80s!) starting tomorrow, and we might even get a little rain. Apparently I've managed to avoid getting poison ivy - hurray! The offending vine is already shriveling up outside. Heh heh heh. I won't get fooled again! Oh, looky! Someone got a Hot Dog FP! Congrats!

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 26, 2016 at 4:07 AM

Mining is definitely a dangerous business. Gotta watch out in every direction apparently, while not getting lost. Have you ever gotten lost? I did work on our recordings a little. Got rid of some shows that aren't going to be on anymore and other shows that we had duplicate listings for. I have a ways to go yet, but it's a start. Another not-so-hot game for the MadBum. And it was his Bobblehead Doll night too. =( At least the Dodgers lost. We're all flawed, aren't we? Except Trump, I guess.

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 25, 2016 at 4:29 PM

I missed this earlier. Got too excited about the book club's summer reading, I guess. Wow, you almost died! Looks like you have to watch below you, too. Lava would not be a pleasant way to go. At least you have the means to repair your armor. We need to clean out our recordings. I'm sure we still have shows listed on there that are no longer in existence. That's something I can do without exerting myself!

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By JeffCatsBookClub on Jun 25, 2016 at 12:08 PM

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Ack, I don't even want to think about snakes. I'm not too worried about them first thing in the morning but if I'm in the yard during the day I sure watch my step, not to mention make a bunch of noise so if there's one around it can hear me coming and get the hell out of the way. At least we haven't seen any more on the balcony. We did think about starting our own league, but didn't get much interest from the other FF players we know as most of them are already in more than one league, and we don't really want to join a league on line where we don't know anyone. So we'll just stay with the 14-team one for now. What are you up to today? I turned on the weather this morning and it looked like northern California was going to be pretty hot today, too.

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 25, 2016 at 6:48 AM

Yay Giants! The FF mags should be out any time now, if they're not already. Wally World doesn't have them but Kroger does, so we'll check on that this coming week. We've decided we're not playing in the 10-team league any more. It's just too screwed up. The commish ignores problems and changes the rules whenever she feels like it during the season without letting anyone know, and we've had it with her. I'm not too fond of the 14-team league either, but at least they play fair and square. We've put out feelers with some people we know to get into another league but haven't had any luck. People just don't drop out very often, especially in a good league. I'd say there were more bugs this morning. I was out before most of the critters got their lazy butts out of bed. Oh, here's a good one. I'm mindlessly watering and see a vine headed towards one of the azaleas, so I reach down, pull it up and toss it where it'll get maximum sun and fry, and then continue watering. Then it hits me that I just grabbed onto a poison ivy vine. So I drop the hose, run inside trying not to touch anything and scrub myself down. SHIT! I hope I got it all. Now every time I get a little itch, not only will I think 'tick' but poison ivy, too. Ain't summer grand!!

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 25, 2016 at 4:16 AM

It'll be a toss up to see who gets that number one draft pick, no doubt. =) Wow, 58 yesterday morning. How refreshing! Believe it or not, there are southern restaurants where vichyssoise is perfectly acceptable, but only as a daily soup special. Time to head outside. Oh boy.

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 24, 2016 at 2:04 PM

Well, you'd better enjoy the Giants now, because I don't see the Niners giving you much to cheer about this fall. I might be able to do some tater soup brekkie in the winter, but it sure wouldn't appeal to me this time of year. But your mornings are considerably cooler than ours. You could eat it cold, too, tho that never appealed to me. I remember once at the restaurant we were serving it cold for a summertime soup, but of course we called it vichyssoise. One uppity woman customer asked me if it was real vichyssoise or just cold potato soup. Like there's a difference. I assured her it was the real thing. Vichyssoise sells; cold potato soup doesn't.

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 24, 2016 at 7:16 AM

My to do list contains absolutely no travel, at least until Monday. And not much else, for that matter. Certainly nothing that requires any exertion on my part. It's heating up at a fast pace this morning, but it's been cloudy all morning and watering was a breeze compared to yesterday. I didn't even need a break today. The Cubbies do look tough this year. Their Last-10 record is only 4-6 however, while the Giants are at 9-1. Of course, that could be due to a number of factors that I know nothing about. But I do like the trend.

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 24, 2016 at 3:53 AM

I'm glad the soup turned out so well! Your dad's gonna love it. Skins and soup for dinner tho - tsk tsk. =) The Giants won again, I see. 11 out of the last 12 - that's pretty damn good. Love your expression "It's the one on the right!" I'll be adding that to my collection. The best part of my grocery run yesterday was that my knee didn't get cranky for the first time in ages. I see Britain voted to leave the EU and Cameron is resigning. Can't wait to see how far the market drops.

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:54 PM

Hash browns can be trickier than you would think. How's the potato soup coming along? That's a nice thing to do for your dad. I'm sure he'll love it. The store run wasn't bad. It wasn't crowded at all and now with school out the traffic isn't as bad, tho there were a few drivers who couldn't seem to find the gas peddle and just dilly dallied along. I guess they think it's Sunday.

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 23, 2016 at 6:33 AM

Survivalist courses - LOL! Barbaric is right! If I had to guess, I would have said they added the game bug and banned cigarette commercials looong before that! Wow. I've heard those fry baby "jobbers" were nice, but we just don't fry foods that often. And as bad as our eating habits are, we don't need to get into the habit of frying stuff. Chuck will fry up hash browns on occasion in our big iron skillet. Sometimes they're really good and sometimes they're not so hot. =) Finally got the watering done this morning. A quick shower and now I'm in cool-down mode. Gotta make a grocery run later, so it'll be a 2-shower day. Oh boy!

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 22, 2016 at 4:26 PM

He just uses our electric covered fry pan for fried chicken and grills or cooks it on the stove for just chicken breasts. The fry pan seems to work just fine and there's less spatter and clean up. I did get out to make a bank run and return a couple of books to the library but I didn't have to get out of the car, so that wasn't bad. As big as the RAV4 is, it cools down pretty fast. A large chunk of North Little Rock and Maumelle (right across the river from us) have been without electricity since 10:00 this morning. They "think" an animal caused the failure but don't know for sure, and won't have it fixed until midnight at the earliest. I really feel sorry for those folks. On the other hand, I'm sure glad it wasn't us. We'd have to pack up the cat and the ice cream and get to a hotel cuz I don't think I could last that long.

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 22, 2016 at 6:58 AM

Oh, I did check out that FB page of photos Linder sent you. WOW! So beautiful!!

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By Fauxpaws on Jun 22, 2016 at 6:55 AM

I think it's an unwritten law that you can't make a small bowl of tater salad to feed 3 people in one sitting. Same with tuna salad. Fresh cherries! Yum! I could eat a whole big bowl of them all by myself. I'm generally a white meat person, but if it's not prepared properly it can be too dry, and then I'll go for dark meat. The fried chicken was excellent as always. Moist inside and great, crispy batter. Chuck should open a fried chicken restaurant. Yeah, right. Just what he wants to do, open another restaurant. No baby yet. LOL Her due date isn't for 3 more weeks, but once the baby drops it could happen any time. I saw that Giants score this morning! Sheesh! Too bad they couldn't save some of those homers for later. 80 out really doesn't seem so bad, until you factor in the humidity. I had to go inside twice to cool off.

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