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By Fauxpaws on May 24, 2016 at 3:54 AM

Too bad about the lack of pictures. Makes sense tho, since he liked to travel light - really light! I wonder how long Green will last, or if he'll even make it through tonight's game. So now you can add 'sets a good cleaning example' to your personal resume. Like you'll ever need a resume again. We never did talk about Dinozo's last show. The daughter was a nice surprise but all in all it was a rather quiet farewell. The Black List's season ender was way better, I thought. I can't remember if you watch that or not.

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

Glad you enjoyed the book. I meant to ask, did it include pictures? I always like to see what the author saw and how life looked way back when. I'd imagine Jenny's book will be a fun read. I finished the trilogy I've been reading. It was surprising that with as many story lines the author had going, he still managed to tie everything up quite nicely in the end. Things do rust easily around here. You really have to keep an eye out for mold, too. On the other hand, it's better for your skin than dry heat. I haven't heard the news on Green yet. I've been cleaning out the bedroom closets - shelves and shoes. I blame you for this, of course. =)

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By Fauxpaws on May 23, 2016 at 9:25 AM

That kick sure looked intentional to me, too. They'd better hope he's not suspended. They're not looking too good as it is. You're right about fishermen. They're friendly but pretty much keep to themselves. Mountain bikers would ruin the place. The heat doesn't bother me as much as the humidity, which is due to come roaring back with dew points climbing up into the 70's. Ugh. What's Muir up to these days?

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By Fauxpaws on May 23, 2016 at 5:04 AM

MadBum certainly did his part yesterday! As for the Dubs, all I can say is "EW". I hope they don't suspend Green. That thing with the bones seems typical of life. You keep something handy with you for the longest time, figuring some day you'll need it. And then on the rare occasion you don't happen to have it, that's exactly the time that you need it. There was a story on the local news last week about a small park just west of our neighborhood. We'd seen the sign for it when driving by but never gave it another thought. Looked pretty nice on the news tho, and they said hiking trails had been added from our neighbor near Susan's house right down to the park, so I called her up yesterday and we decided to do some hiking. The trail started about half a block from her house and was relatively easy except for a couple of spots, but I'd brought along a couple of walking sticks Red had made for us years ago and they came in handy. The park is basically a large fishing pond stocked by Game & Fish with some areas cleared out around it, Nice if you like to fish, which we don't, tho there were several people with rods and reels. The walk back up the trail got my knee cranky but not too terribly bad, and Susan had a bottle of wine at her place to recoup with. =)

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By Fauxpaws on May 22, 2016 at 8:03 AM

That was hysterical! LMAO! Loved Grampa, too. What a hoot! You'll have to try and remember to take some bones with you when you're out and about. It would be cool to have a wolf companion. Yeah, that field was a mess yesterday. We didn't watch any of the other races, which suits me just fine as it really upsets me when a horse goes down. It's just heartbreaking. I wonder if the races would have been cancelled if it had been a normal racing day. Here at Oaklawn they've gotten much better about cancelling during poor conditions. I'm glad Cain had a good day. I think I saw it'll be MadBum on the mound today. I hope he doesn't feel like getting mad again. =)

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By Fauxpaws on May 22, 2016 at 4:02 AM

The Exaggerator riff alone was worthy of a split of my winnings, not to mention the National Embalming School song. I'm sure the game is enjoyable enough without the distraction of fair maidens. Do you at least get to have dogs? A pair of Mastiffs would be really nice to have around. =) So, the more bookshelves you have, the stronger the enchantments will be. Yes, that makes perfect sense. Wow, the Cavs lost. Good to see the Raptors show a spark of life. And the G Men beat the Cubbies! Nice! Beautiful morning here - time for some coffee on the balcony.

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By Fauxpaws on May 21, 2016 at 8:05 PM

Well, guess I should have taken your pick and mine and bet a $10 exacta box. Hah! I would have even sent you half of my winnings. =) Ah well. "National Embalming School" - LOL! Good for you, getting your diamond armor already AND getting a rail line up! A tricked out Enchanting Room sounds intriguing. Is that where you take the fair maidens you meet at the local pub, offering to show them your new, incredible waterfall and then working a few "enchantments" on 'em? Heh heh. I suppose you wouldn't need all those bookshelves if that was the case.

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By Fauxpaws on May 21, 2016 at 2:15 PM

Seems like you and Exaggerator have something in common! LOL Chuck got an email from the Oaklawn Racing site saying they were giving him a free $20 bet on the race, so we put it on Cherry Wine to win. Did your rain show up on time? And did you get your full 15 minutes? If not I think you should send a complaint to Weather.com. At least chastise them for saying such a stupid thing. It's really nice here, 80 degrees but low humidity. I actually did get outside and start on some weeds but the gnats and skeeters were a royal pain so I didn't last long. It's nice enough just sitting inside with all the doors and windows open. That's a rarity this time of year.

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By Fauxpaws on May 21, 2016 at 7:37 AM

Breezy works just fine! An annoying breeze can certainly disrupt one's yard work. That is one precise rain forecast! I'm always amazed when they try to pinpoint a weather event like that. Who do they think they're kidding? I'll take a gooey brownie any day! In fact, I prefer them that way, fork or no fork. I like to mush them around in my mouth for a while anyway just to get the full flavor of each bite. =) Looks like the Preakness will be a muddy mess today. If it is, I'm going with Exaggerator, or even Cherry Wine. They're both good mud runners. Cherry Win is currently at 20/1 and if that holds up I might just have to put a little money on him.

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By Fauxpaws on May 21, 2016 at 4:07 AM

When I think of California the only winds I think of are the ocean breezes and the Santa Ana winds. Well, and of course some of the windbag nut cases who live there. How nice that you were able to use "too breezy" as a reason not to do the trimming. Mowing the grass is enough for one day's yard labors. I wish I had one (or two) of your brownies to go with my coffee this morning. We didn't see a single squirrel on the balcony yesterday. I would have liked to see their little faces when they realized their easy access passes had been taken away. I'm sure it won't be long before they figure out another route.

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By Fauxpaws on May 20, 2016 at 6:45 AM

Yeah Mom, great idea! That IS funny! It truly is good to know Sister is being so well taken care of and that she enjoyed the visit. It was nice of her to think of Becky too, saving that chicken for her. I never got out into the yard yesterday. It had rained overnight, and it rained again last night. Not much rain but enough to make the yard a soggy mess. I did get the limb cutters out and cut away the branches hanging down over the end of the balcony. The squirrels use them to slip onto the balcony and I think that's probably how the snake got on, too. It won't stop the squirrels but they'll have to jump onto the roof of the house now and we'll be able to hear them. About the only thing I did was make a grocery run. Today looks like a laundry day. This weekend should be dry so I'll get into those weeds then.

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By Fauxpaws on May 20, 2016 at 4:16 AM

A bigger TV - LOL! Aren't you the funny one! Has she even gotten used to the one y'all just got them? The inland route might not have been very scenic but at least you didn't have Becky panting in your ear the whole trip. That was sure a long day for you but it sounds like it turned out a whole lot better than you expected. Cremation nipped the whole funeral thing right in the bud. That never even crossed my mind. It sounds like the staff there are incredibly kind and thoughtful and Sister is in very good hands. I'm glad they let Becky go inside with you. But then, she is always so well behaved no one would have to worry. Salmon cakes for lunch! Bwahaha! All in all, it sounds like the trip was a good one and definitely worthwhile. Your mom might be bummed about the lack of a funeral but at least she now has a better understanding of the choices that have been made. And you can now breathe a sigh of relief. =)

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By Fauxpaws on May 19, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Great headline! It really was a little scary for a while when Curry disappeared into that crowd. His elbow didn't look too good either, but apparently it will be okay, especially with a few days off. My mom wasn't so easy to tease, but when the opportunity arose we took full advantage. She never cussed but I do remember the time she and I were driving to the store and some bozo cut her off in traffic, so I flipped them the bird. She later asked me to teach her how to do that and I showed her but she never could get her fingers to act right and finally gave up. I did an instant replay of it at dinner that night and everybody got a big kick out of it, including mom. You might just actually learn something important about funerals today. I learned a lot when my sis relayed what she'd learned when dealing with Red's funeral. Mostly that it was not a pleasant experience, especially dealing with the funeral director.

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By Fauxpaws on May 19, 2016 at 4:52 AM

The Dubs made the kind of statement last night that only the Dubs could make! Way to go! Scary moment when Curry leaped into the stands. Aw, poor Becky, having to wait for patio/carrot time when she was all ready to go. It's funny when you feel like you should apologize to your pet for unintentionally leading them on. What a hoot that you called your mom out on the shit word! that brought back some nice memories, as I would have done the same thing to my mom and gotten the same reaction. We both would have gotten a good laugh out of it, too. Well, good luck on the drive today. I don't suppose you could take along some earplugs. Just remember to loosen your grip on the steering wheel once in a while. =)

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By Fauxpaws on May 18, 2016 at 2:26 PM

What a nickname! And he's no doubt proud of it. LOL I keep trying to tell the birds that they really shouldn't pee where they eat, but they just don't listen. Exactly like the idiots that loot and burn down their neighborhood businesses. Wow, we both had a decent night's sleep! Sure would be nice to see that continue. I've decided I really need to be more active during the day and maybe I'll sleep better at night. If I could only keep my ass out of this computer chair. =) I suppose you'll be on the road pretty early tomorrow. I hope the day goes well. Have you been playing your game and is it working ok? I'm sure glad to see Sylvia's going to be able to get outside and play in the dirt. That will help keep her spirits up.

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By Fauxpaws on May 18, 2016 at 9:28 AM

Oh, forgot - That's funny about MadBum. I sure wouldn't want him mad at me, either. I'd be afraid he'd blow out his nostrils on me. Ewww

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By Fauxpaws on May 18, 2016 at 9:26 AM

Our weather keeps yoyo'ing around too. 60s one day, 80's the next. I really shouldn't complain tho. Soon enough it'll be all 80's and humid as hell. Yeah, those birds are getting really pushy. I feed them in the morning and then again late in the afternoon, but when the weather is crappy they want food all day long. I've had to move the bowl on the balcony back against the wall and put a plant on it during the day or the birds will come and pee in it when they find it empty. Protest pee, I call it, as they never pee there when it's got food in it. How's that for gratitude! I did get a good night's sleep. Six whole hours! I'm hoping I can get through both hours of NCIS and the game tonight without nodding off. NCIS shouldn't be a problem since we can ff through the commercials. The game will be iffy, however.

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By Fauxpaws on May 18, 2016 at 6:51 AM

Yep, you just know the story lines will still be great. Still, it's a big loss. I have faith the Dubs will get it done tonight. The Cavs sure kicked some Raptor butt. Not too big a surprise there. Wow, Kruk and Kulp. How funny! Little boys is right. I wonder what MadBums problem was. Glad it didn't get ugly. Speaking of ugly, it's cloudy, windy and damn cold out this morning! Even the birds are crabby.

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By Fauxpaws on May 18, 2016 at 4:21 AM

Glad to hear the game is up and running and the bread turned out fine. Getting filling out to the edges would be more important to me than "gapitis". I'm still 2 shows back with Castle. We've been watching The Night Manager. Did you pick up on that one? I read the book years ago and seem to recall it was rather boring. The show is good, tho. We'll probably watch NCIS this evening. I have a feeling I'll need to keep a box of Kleenex handy. It sounded to me like they were going to pick Dr. Phil's brain rather than base Weatherly's character on him. I sure hope so because my opinion of the man is the same as yours. The sky is getting light out and the birds have started to descend on the balcony bird bath. I love this time of morning.

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By Fauxpaws on May 17, 2016 at 4:31 PM

90 minutes of chatting! Sheesh! Sounds like some of my recent sessions with the health insurance people. Have you had a chance to play any? I sure hope it didn't mess up the bread. Getting some kitchen cleanup done as you go is always a good idea if you can swing it. It's practically a must here in our little kitchen. I never did get much of a nap in, but maybe that will help me sleep better tonight. The final two NCIS shows of the season are on tonight. Sounds like it's going to be a real tear jerker. Weatherly was on the CBS news this morning and he apparently already has plans for a new show in the fall called Bull, I believe. He was pretty funny, talking about how the original Denozo had been replaced with an older, fatter guy over the years. I hope they can fill the hole he'll be leaving behind.

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