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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16700 on: August 18, 2020, 10:35:52 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends!!!!




Two days into 'staycation', and I'm enjoying myself.

Got my shopping done on Monday, and had a social-distance lunch with Tina and Bill today.  :)

I signed onto my work laptop today, after hours, and I was able to clear out some junk emails.   When I signed in on Tuesday, I had 81 unread messages.  I HATE coming back to work  and having a huge amount of emails to sift through, so I sign in (if I'm home) and I delete the ones I can, save the ones I need, and get the number down to something reasonable.  As of today, the 81 were were reduced to 17.

Tomorrow I have another social distance lunch, this one with cousins Maria and Nikki, and my mom is joining us.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16701 on: August 18, 2020, 10:49:37 pm »
We're about to get some cool days, and I don't like it. High here today will be 75. Brrr!!!

Back to 80s again in a couple of days, then looks like possible cooling toward the end of the week. Around this time of year, you start to get reminders that fall isn't far away. Catalogs with sweaters, back-to-school sales (though weird ones this year), early sunsets. My basil plants, which had been flourishing, need to be harvested before daylight dwindles too much. I'm going to make a bunch of pesto and freeze most of it.

Makes me miss New Orleans, when summer lasts through September, at least. It was weird to hear about "fall festivals" when the temperature was 95 and the trees were green (they stay green there all year). But I'll take that over the way it is here, when Labor Day is the cutoff and suddenly it's fall.

Here it was in the low 80s and breezy Monday and today, with nice breezes, so it was really comfortable in the shade.   As for fall festivals, don't know that I'd attend any, but I did notice today that it was getting dark close to 8:00, instead of 9:00 or later, so that's nice.

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This week is my staycation, too! You're much better than me at pre-scheduling. I have a lot of chores to do and some friends I hope to see, though.

My chores, thankfully, are pretty flexible: clean out old papers and get everything more organized, trim the shrubs and things to straighten up the yard. The hardest part is getting going on them, but once I do it's nice to be working on something that has an immediate impact on my surroundings.

Yesterday, for example, I mowed the lawn. I have one of those old-fashioned push mowers. My neighbor gave me some dirt to fill in a hole and little slope in my yard. I also updated my financial records and sorted through and mostly organized some piles of papers -- still have to finish that endeavor.

Sounds like you've been keeping busy too! 

What is your social-distance lunch procedure? Do you all bring your lunch, meet in a park and sit at a picnic table, or ...?

Ok, each time I've done a social distance lunch with Tina, we've sat on her front porch.  She has a large porch, and it has a set up with wicker chairs.  I show up with lunch, knock on her door, and sit at one end of the porch, and put the food in the middle on the table.  Tina joins me and sits about 6-8 feet away, and we jut relax and chat and have lunch.

What is the dashcam for? Is it so when you pull somebody over to give them a ticket or something, there'll be a recording of the events?

I've decided to get one after watching quite a few YouTube videos that feature dash cam crash footage.  Some people think this is bizarre viewing habits, but I've learned from watching the videos that most people will try to convince the police that show up that the other driver is at fault, and having footage of the accident on dash cam can really show who is at fault.

There are also a number of vids that show hit and run accidents, and the driver who run would've gotten away, but the dashcam got images of the car and license plate, so the driver could be identitied.

I think that watching these types of videos also make me a more alert driver.  I watch the videos, and try to figure out what's going to happen, and since watching, I've found that I'm leaving more space between cars when I drive, and I'm always keeping watch at different directions.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16702 on: August 18, 2020, 11:01:58 pm »
That is a normal warm summer day here. I do not like it to be much hotter than that.  90'F is the maximum ever recorded and most years we do not see anything above 85'F  However 50'F is the maximum each day lately, last month of winter and it is a bit hard to get out in to the garden when it feels icy. Yesterday was not too bad as it was sunny and little wind. I actually watered as we have not had much rain this month.  Today I am going hiking so will not feel cold.

90F can be almost daily in NJ in summer, specifically in August.  There have been days where it's got near 100F.  I hate those days.   When we had a few of them recently, I closed the blinds and the blackout curtains, in an effort to keep the apartment as cool as possible.

Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! What a coincidence! :laugh:  Except for the Nena records of course, you'r on your own there.

What a coinkydink!  ;)

I'll bet the Germans were glad to be rid of them.  ;D


Chuck>>>> <<<<Jeff

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Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16703 on: August 19, 2020, 09:22:32 am »
Paul>>><<<Chuck

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16704 on: August 19, 2020, 10:45:15 am »
As for fall festivals, don't know that I'd attend any

I've attended my share over the years -- school events, hayrides and corn mazes, orchard festivals, small-town apple festivals, etc. They can be fun. But in this case I actually meant hearing them advertised on the radio, back in the days when I listened to the radio in the car. I didn't have AC then, so it would be steamy hot, green leaves as I said, and that just doesn't fit my picture of a fall fest.

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did notice today that it was getting dark close to 8:00, instead of 9:00 or later, so that's nice.

No.

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Sounds like you've been keeping busy too! 

Enough to feel that all-important sense of accomplishment.

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I show up with lunch, knock on her door, and sit at one end of the porch, and put the food in the middle on the table.  Tina joins me and sits about 6-8 feet away, and we just relax and chat and have lunch.

What do you bring?

I met my friend Wendy for lunch yesterday. We met in a nice lakeside park. I had wanted to get tacos from the taco place, but Wendy offered to bring lunch. So I made a quick caprese salad using tomatoes and basil growing in my yard. It was only OK -- I eat sliced tomato/basil/mozzarella sandwiches practically every day during tomato season but for a salad I prefer halfed cherry tomatoes and pearl mozzarella.

Wendy brought egg-salad sandwiches, sesame sticks, bottles of cold Starbucks vanilla coffees, big bags of dark cherries, Clementines and little candy bars. I wasn't that stocked up on lunch things -- next time I'll be better prepared. I think Wendy has often made lunches for her husband.

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I've decided to get one after watching quite a few YouTube videos that feature dash cam crash footage.  Some people think this is bizarre viewing habits, but I've learned from watching the videos that most people will try to convince the police that show up that the other driver is at fault, and having footage of the accident on dash cam can really show who is at fault.

That's a good idea. My son got in an accident where, based on the circumstances, it could have been either person's fault. A guy from a food delivery service ran over and said he'd seen the, accident and it was the fault of the other driver. But then my son let the woman take the guy's name and contact info, and she later pretended not to know what he was talking about. Also, he should have filmed and/or photographed the scene.

Last winter, I got in a small car accident when the other people ran a stop sign and, because it was snowing I couldn't stop fast enough so I crashed into them. Luckily, nobody hurt. They were really nice and their car was hurt worse than mine. The guy started taking pictures of everything -- cars, damage, license plates, street signs, my ID etc. He said his daughter works for an insurance company and that's what she's always advised him to do.



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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16705 on: August 19, 2020, 01:35:07 pm »
Paul>>><<<Chuck

The Philadelphia Story!  :D  One of my all-time favorite movies. I'd know that scene anywhere. C.K. Dexter Haven and Tracy Samantha Lord.  ;D

One of all-time favorite bits of dialog: Dext asks Liz if she can use a typewriter (meaning, does she know how to type). Her response: "No, thanks, I've got one at home."  ;D
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16706 on: August 19, 2020, 03:17:41 pm »



Chuck>>>> <<<<Jeff

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16707 on: August 19, 2020, 03:23:49 pm »
Chuck, I suppose now that you've got some spare time, you're gonna get an early start on your Xmas shopping....?   8)

And what about Xmas next year, you could shop for that too.... ::)

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16708 on: August 24, 2020, 08:50:37 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends!!!!




I hope that everyone is doing well.  ;D


Back to work today after a week's 'staycation'.  It was rough today, as I didn't sleep well last night, and I had a lot of stuff to catch up on.  Caught up on most of it.

I think I will turn in early today, and catch up on the sleep I didn't get last night.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16709 on: August 25, 2020, 09:58:53 am »
I'm back to work today after my 9-day staycation. I've been dreading this day.