My Weekend Plans

My spider plant had babies, and I have nine of them soaking in wine glasses around the house before I root them and give them away. I’ll probably keep a couple.

Also, I am hoping that the pears will be ripe enough in the next couple of days to get them canned, and then I will basically have all the canning done for the year. I still have some pesto to make, some sunflower seeds to harvest, and I will pickle the cucumbers as they ripen and we’ll see what happens with my fall crop of beets and pole beans. Regardless, it will be nice to have my dining room back.

In other news, I have been playing a helluva lot of Warcraft classic. My old guild got back together, and we have been playing every night and having a good time. We’re alliance on Sulfuras (because these idiots wanted to be alliance but chose to be on a pvp server anyway… le sigh). If you want to join in, just email me.

Politics is depressing as hell. I watched some of the debate, and man, Joe Biden is really showing his age. I know people love him and think he is the most electable, but he just looks out of his element and too old. We’ll see- I mean, as we know, I will vote for anyone over Trump.






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    Elizabelle says:

    I think Biden is a placeholder. I doubt he will be the nominee.

    Spider plants and pears look lovely. I hope you are able to see the Friday the 13th full moon in WV. Too clouded over in Richmond. Not even a sunset.

    Did you see this article?

    WaPost: A penthouse, limousines and private jets: Inside the globe-trotting life of Bishop Michael Bransfield

    Because everyone needs to charter an 11-passenger Learjet for travel between Wheeling and DC. Article mentions Newt Gingrich has namechecked Bransfield for persuading him to convert to Catholicism, but that seems to be low-hanging fruit. (And how does that work, on your third wife?)

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    WaterGirl says:

    I am officially declaring that a boatload of pears!

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    misterpuff says:

    Through broken glass …. for my country.

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    TenguPhule says:

    I will vote for anyone over Trump.

    Except Tulsi Gabbard.

    I see one more “put a soldier’s heart in the whitehouse” and I will start screaming.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I love pears. If I were in that room, there would be very few left to can.

    And @Elizabelle, I think “placeholder” is the perfect term for Biden. I agree — have believed from the get-go — that he won’t be the nominee.

    Back to the chamber music concert I’m listening to on FB!

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    Dan B says:

    My take on the candidates is that none of them are the complete purfict puurity package but that it would be a dream for each of them to get ten minute shifts each day in the White House. Some, in my jeeenus plaan, would get many ten minute shifts a day. Others would get one. Each would utilize their best aspects in service of the American people. Biden would get a few: One for being reassuring. One for reminding us of Obama. (Maybe several) A couple to soothe Wall Street and Delaware banks that they will make more money under the neo- Swedish Socialism@ because of high tides and more shoppers.

    I can imagine more time slots for others but I’m having a harder time of where to locate Wilmer, Tulsi Goddarn, and Depressey Angry Delaney. Maybe around the fountain somehow? Living statuary or cranky art… Suggestions are open.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Enjoy! What composer?

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    @Elizabelle: It’s a tiny* full moon, you ain’t missing much.

    *Trump moon.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: You made me laugh.

    Saw the almost full moon last night, which was clear. Was out at “Fidos After Five” at the local botanic garden.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Elizabelle:

    Bach, Berio, Yamada, Beethoven. The group is A Far Cry.

    https://afarcry.org/blog/virtue-and-virtuosity-program-notes

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    Mike in NC says:

    Watching a dumb movie on Amazon Prime called “Open Water 2: Adrift” where a bunch of dumb rich white folks go snorkeling in the middle of the ocean and cannot get back on their yacht, which for some reason has neither a crew onboard nor a ladder to climb.

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    Cowgirl in the Sandi says:

    We saw the Field of Light – Sensorio last night. It was amazing. So beautiful. If any of you are in the Paso Robles (CA) area, it is well worth your time. An evening adventure in Art. Field of Light at Sensorio is comprised of an array of over 58,800 stemmed spheres lit by fiber-optics, gently illuminating the landscape in subtle blooms of morphing color that describe the undulating landscape. Wonderful!!

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    @Mike in NC:

    bunch of dumb rich white folks

    “I love the uneducated.”

    Donald J. Trump

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    Steeplejack (phone) says:

    @Mike in NC:

    Automation! Self-boating yachts.

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    Aleta says:

    I think the media should be telling us at every full moon, “The full moon tonight is special.”

    The sky is super clear here. I drove someplace to see it rise over water. It appeared in a sliver colored like the sunset and then came up and turned gold, making a gold track on dark blue water. I’m pretty down all of the time these years, but I stood there alone in awe.

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    Martin says:

    Would never have guessed Cole owned 9 wine glasses.

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    @Cowgirl in the Sandi: Looks nice but a bit far from here in LA. Same road at the James Dean Memorial Intersection.

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    Baud says:

    @Mike in NC:

    Watching a dumb movie on Amazon Prime called “Open Water 2: Adrift” where a bunch of dumb rich white folks go snorkeling in the middle of the ocean and cannot get back on their yacht, 

    Sequel or prequel to Open Water I?

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    @Baud: Sequel, they didn’t get out of the boat in Open Water I.

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    Baud says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:

    Never get out of the boat.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @Baud: Apparently a sequel. Original wasn’t too bad. Scuba divers get left behind by their chartered boat and end up dinner for sharks.

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    The guy who organizes our local photo meetup has planned at shoot on Sunday in West Adams(actually Chester Place). I shot there with him a few weeks ago, then I noticed that he volunteered me to host the meetup, since I blabbed about the history of the houses in the area.

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    Aleta says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Thanks for this. They’re incredible surrounding Soovin Kim and his beautiful playing.

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    Chetan Murthy says:

    @Mike in NC: The idea of rich folks without servants on a yacht …. strains credulity.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Aleta:
    Wasn’t that a marvellous performance!?

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Aleta:

    I’ve been a huge fan of (and occasional financial supporter of) A Far Cry for several years now. I think they’re wonderful — brilliantly trained and gifted musicians, and wonderfully innovative both in their programming and in their artistic and business visions. Glad you could watch a bit of the live stream.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    Via Boing Boing, I ended up at some Eddie Money obituaries. His music always made me cringe. I see though that he was a nice guy who loved his work and was a decent human being. I still don’t like his singing but now I appreciate him as a person. RIP.

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    Another Scott says:

    @Ohio Mom: “… two tickets to paradise!!!”

    Well if you’ve got the tickets, GO ALREADY!!

    :-)

    RIP.

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    seaboogie says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Not tiny if you are on top of a ridge in The Valley of the Moon in Sonoma where I’m dog sitting right now…pretty spectacular and kind of orangey yellow. Wish you were here with your fancy cameras…

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    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    This blog is WAY behind on cat & dog pics.

    FREE STEVE AND LILY.

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    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    @MoeLarryAndJesus: Also Gilligan or whatever his name is.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @MoeLarryAndJesus: You didn’t see the memo about ducks taking over?

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @MoeLarryAndJesus: No love for Mary Ann or Ginger?

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    Aleta says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I was moved as though it was one of the most beautiful things I’d ever heard. After awhile I took the computer out on the back steps and sat there with the music, and the sound of the crickets seemed to change too.

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    Yarrow says:

    @mrmoshpotato: Ginger was the mom dog in the Cole household. Mom dog of puppies Thurston and Lovey.

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    debbie says:

    @Mike in NC:

    Scared the heck out of me. And also the actors, who didn’t realize until after the film was shot that the sharks were as close as they were.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Aleta:

    It’s a sublime piece. I loved hearing it played with smaller orchestral forces (probably closer to Beethoven’s own time) rather than the massive 85- or 90-piece orchestras we so often hear today. The interaction of the musicians was a joy to watch.

    Love your crickets.

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    The Lodger says:

    @TenguPhule: “I will bring a soldier’s liver to the White House… it should be excellent with fava beans and a Chianti.”

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    Tams says:

    You forgot to mention that your BFF got an amazing new job today… 😔

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Tams:

    Congratulations!

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    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    @mrmoshpotato: Fuckin’ ducks. I love Duck Choo Chee, though.

    (I’m cranky because Twitter banned me for a week.)

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    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    @mrmoshpotato: Cole has animals named after them?

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    SWMBO says:

    @Tams: Congratulations!

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    rikyrah says:

    @Tams:

    Congratulations!👏👏

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: well, dang…I haven’t been listening to much classical music lately, but sounds like I should seek this group out.

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    J R in WV says:

    @Tams:

    Congratulations!!! Hope it’s challenging, difficult enough, creative, helpful AND FUN!!

    With plenty of time off as needed… I know right? But shoot for the moon, also.

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