All the way up yo Thursday and I’m still lumbering around Wednesday.
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Good afternoon, Czar!
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Back in H-town for a couple days. Almost Friday. Coffee up y’all.
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New Year’s tea time coming up!
Thank you Mary, an old fashioned tea set……
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Good morning, Col ! Keep warm these cold days! (Tea and/or coffee helps with that…)
Thank you Mary, has been unseasonably warm past couple days. Working literally from sun up to sundown. Best to accomplish the little things when its warmer. Snow tonight, 3-6 inches, as predicted by local weather girl……..
Good afternoon, Mary! Beautiful tea set!
Happy Thursday, Dolly!
Happy Thursday to all–many blessings in this day!
Tex!!!! Thought I had the clinking of cups…………
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Hello, Texan, thanks for coffee, it’s needed!
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me …
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I can see this working into ‘the twelve steps of Christmas” eh eh eh?
This is less than last year….
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We’re getting older.
NOBODY is getting older! Only getting better with time!
Uh huh, keep telling yourself that.
Ha! I AM telling myself that, and my husband is telling me that!
Watch it, nyet.
You can put JD in tea cups and it comes in black and green just like tea!
Foster Brooks agrees. 😉
Been there, resembled that.
Why less – fewer steps?
But JD is definately a great way to go.
…..grant me the serenity…..
I’ll drink to that!
Now we are warming up!!!!!!!!
I visited the Jack Daniels distillery, years ago. They give free tours, it was very nice. They let you sniff the vats of mash,,, if you have ever tried that you know it will knock you sideways…. The funny thing is that the county is dry, you can’t drink JD where it is made.
Yup, the ‘dry county’ thing’s part of their ads. I live in a dry county, dry as a bone until about 3 years ago when the state changed the law and allowed cities in dry counties to vote ‘wet’.
One of the big reasons a few cities went was that there are two counties in Louisiana to the west and south of our county, each having gas stations cum booze outlets, that make millions each year off of nearby Mississippi residents who want liquor and lottery tickets. The Big City to the south has liquor by the drink at outlets and beer/wine sales at gas stations and food stores, the smaller city has beer sales. The two Louisiana stations are still raking in the cash as they sell a larger selection of fine screwtop wines and hard liquor by the bottle….plus lottery that Mississippi refuses to join.
Yeah, I did sniff mash barrels. Actually it was helping ‘shiners bust up that crust on mash barrels up on Sand Mountain and around Mentone about 50 years ago. Any lurkers from the Mountain area know that ain’t near as common a product being made as is up there now.
Hello, Amwick! I can see that visiting Bacardi in Puerto Rico was so much better: they ply you with rum and different rum-based cocktails.
Indeed; I don’t remember much of my visit there.
Yeah… Hello, John! This is where I got hooked on Mojitos and Cuba Libres.
Two stories from when I visited the JD distillery:
The guide had taken into the cabin that was the original office, and after a little while, one of the women in the tour group started squealing. The tour guide asked her what all the ruckus was about, and she said she was a stamp collector, and the stamp on one of the envelopes in the rolltop desk was a real collectors item.
The tour guide picked up the envelope, looked at it a few seconds, then tore off the corner with the stamp, handed it to her, and said if she found any others, she could have them, too!
After the tour, about lunchtime, my girlfriend and I were looking at stuff in the lobby with the rest of the tour group when this little old lady sidled up to us and whispered, “You two look like a nice couple; would you like to join me for lunch? Just keep your eye on me, and when I leave, follow me!”
So we followed her to a big white clapboard boarding house sort of place, and realized as we arrived that a bunch of other people were following her, too.
We went inside to a long table set with linen, china, and silverware, and a black butler with a towel draped over his arm.
The lady sat at the head of the table and had us all sit and bow our heads. She gave a blessing that ended with, “. . . Amen. Pass to the left.”
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a huge flakey apple turnover for dessert.
After the meal, she thanked us for joining her and said we could now leave.
Snowy day ahead, time for another log…
Hot chocolate and snow,
such a great pair. 😉
Hello, Impeach! Love snow – on pictures.
Thanks Impeach!!!!!!!! Have been up for a couple of hours, in my AO, 3-6″. Now: it’s freezing rain, and rain. Temp is 32*, wind W at 5.
You still on the receiving end 1 foot?
Geeez, been sufferin thru hi-70s to low 80s here for days. Humidity is horroble but we’ll soldier through it.
Man, it’s colder than that HERE.
9 to 17 inches possible.
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 32. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Snow, mainly before 1am. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 29. Breezy, with a northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 15 to 25 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
Time for another log and a warm nap. 😉
I’m about ready myself, fire is restarted, looking for some dinner, and then spend a warm evening by the fire……..
Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 (earthquake)
Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 (Tom Collins)
Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 (Black & Tan)
Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 (Boilermaker)
Mornin’ Czarina! 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 (Irish Car Bomb)
Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 (Godfather)
Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 (Mortlach)
Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 (Roy Rogers)
Mornin’ Howie! 🙂 (Classic Daiquiri)
Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 (Gin & Tonic)
Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 (Blackberry wine)
Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 (Backdraft)
Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 (Stinger)
Mornin’ Les! 🙂 (Rusty Nail)
Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 (Jack Daniels)
Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 (Whiskey Smash)
Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 (B52)
Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 (Rum & Coke)
Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 (Night Train Express)
Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 (Albanian Raki Moskat)
Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! 🙂 (Hot Buttered Rum)
Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 (Mudslide)
Mornin’ John Denney 🙂 (RumChata)
Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕
Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance!
NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!
Christmas pastries with coffee
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I read through to make sure you had not forgotten me. lol
I cannot imagine what an uproar removing names from the “morning greetings” list would be since not posting images of breakfast causes people to lose their minds. 🙂
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I am so making an egg this morning… TY.
I bought one of those microwave egg poachers that everyone raved about here…gave it to wife for Christmas…she said she was hoping for a Bug Zapper instead….women, can’t live wiffem can’t…whatever….lol
I just used mine this morning. Dh was s’posed to give it to me for Christmas, but he forgot.. Worked pretty well, they ended up a bit on the well done side, but there are several variables, the power of the microwave, the size of the egg… so I think I can make it work..
Put a bug in it
and nuke it.
Show her it really works
as a bug zapper, too. 😉
I have been a stranger these days, so was afraid you had forgotten me. 🙂
You are never forgotten, michellc! How are things these days? Is your daughter doing okay?
She’s doing better, the baby has moved up and she’s not stuck to doing nothing and has been given the okay to pick up my grandson now. That is making him and her much happier.
He needs prayers tonight though. He was outside playing yesterday afternoon because it was up in the 60’s here. He came in from playing and took a nap, when he woke up my daughter noticed what looked like insect bites on him and put cortizone on it. This morning he woke up with a rash all over, she and my son-in-law took him to the ER, they said he was having an allergic reaction to something and gave him a prescription.
It put him to sleep for a few hours, when he woke up his rash had turned horrible. I’ve never seen anything like it, his legs and feet were totally red, almost looked like a sunburn and were all swollen. His poor little face looked like he had hives all over it and was puffy. Hives were everywhere. I went with my daughter to take him to his pediatrician, he prescribed him steroids, zantac and over the counter benadryl. As my daughter was getting him dressed she noticed his ankles and feet were blue and called the doctor back in. He sent him to the hospital lab for blood tests in case it was vasculitis, of course he threw out that word without saying if it was bad.
She just got off the phone with him about an hour ago and his blood work was good. So he says it’s an allergic reaction to something, but we can’t figure out what that something is.
My daughter is determined she’s not sleeping tonight from fear his throat is going to swell. So I told her when she gets tired call me and I will sit up and watch him.
The worst part is not knowing so it can be prevented.
Being a grandmother is worse than being a mother because you have to worry about two grandchildren and your child.
Praying. Hope all is well.
Prayers. My niece had a similar reaction when she was about 3, she ended up being allergic to grass but she out grew it. I hope you find the cause. 🙏🏼
I’ve seen allergic reactions before, but never anything this bad. He kind of freaked out the doctor, nurse, lab technician and pharmacist.
Doctor said it could be the grass, that when grass is dormant it actually produces more allergens, but that it could have even been something in the air.
He’s been sick for a few weeks with a virus and that the viral infection could have been a factor, causing his immune system to go into overdrive attacking a mild allergy.
That it could also have been a double whammy, he had an allergic reaction to something and then had another allergic reaction to an additive in the medicine the hospital gave him.
He didn’t sleep much last night because it finally started itching, but he looks ten times better this morning. The swelling is way down and you can actually see white skin today instead of everything being red.
The poor baby couldn’t even walk or stand yesterday afternoon, he would scream that it hurt. He had me scared to death because his little lip kept shivering and he kept saying he was cold, we couldn’t warm him up.
While we were waiting at the hospital the poor little guy just couldn’t stop shaking with us wrapping him in a blanket and wrapping our jackets around him.
It does sound similar to my nieces reaction, she could not walk, and pulled herself by her elbows into the house as she was out in the backyard playing with her 5 year old sister. It happened very suddenly and both of her legs looked like she had been beaten they were so blue. The rest of her body was splotchy.
I don’t remember (they lived in a different state at the time) is she was cold. My sister and all of us were terrified.
I hope whatever it is that the docs figure it out and he continues to heal. My niece ended up with an allergy medication but there was a certain time of the year that she didn’t go on the grass.
Prayers for all of you.
My daughter just talked to the doctor because his stomach and back had totally cleared up and within the last hour rash started to return.
He’s convinced now it was not an allergic reaction but caused from the viral infection. Treatment is still the same, but will take longer for it to go away. Allergic reaction would be gone within 48 hours, if caused from viral infection can take up to a week and possibly will have to be on steroids for 10 days instead of 5.
If he starts swelling again he has to go to Tulsa to Saint Francis where they can put him on IV treatment.
Well I guess that is good because an allergy would be an on going problem. So better a longer few days and be done with it.
It is cary that they are worried about him swelling I imagine your daughter and SIL aren’t getting much sleep. Hopefully the virus will run its course and he’ll bounce back quickly.
He’s finally doing better, he’s on his way back in for a checkup today.
This virus that is going around lasts for months so they say. It can happen in adults but is more likely in kids to cause this major rash/hives. The rest of us just keep the cold symptoms, but the poor little guy had to experience both and a worse case than any of the doctors and nurses had ever seen.
The baby is still transverse and fundal height is still running behind. She has another growth scan at 34 weeks. So far all the growth scans have shown her to be where or slightly above where she needs to be and they say it’s just precaution because they believe her uterus is spreading out instead of up because of the way the baby is laying.
She’s back down low, but still sideways.
They keep saying nothing to be concerned about until 37 weeks if she’s still transverse, but it’s hard not to be worried when they are doing growth scans every few weeks and making her see the doctor every week.
I know my daughter is worried, but she’s doing a good job of hiding it.
Good to hear that your little guy is doing better!
As for the baby, I’m sure she will turn head down in her own time. I think up to 36 weeks is in the normal range.
I keep hoping she will hurry up and turn, just not try to come out again. 🙂
She was reading about some things you can do that will make them want to turn and called her doctor to see which ones are safe.
The little man got a good report from the doctor today. He said that they are just seeing so many different strains of viruses for the past 6 months and it’s possible it could happen again. In the long run though it’s a good thing as he will build up a lot of antibodies.
It’s hard to avoid unless you never leave the house because everywhere you go there are sick people.
So his little body is having a rough time fighting off the virus, so sorry but at least they have a handle on it and he is getting the best care. It seems like it is now a matter of nursing and loving him until the virus dies out. So sorry it is such a rough go for him and all of you.
I had 2 high risk pregnancies. The second I saw the good doc every week after about the 5th month. Everything worked out well but she was a scheduled C section and I did have to throw one doctor out of the room. Does your daughter have one doctor or a group of doctors? I had one which made me feel much better. (The one I threw out was there before my doctor arrived and suggested I try for a V-Bac) 🙄. It was obvious he knew nothing about my pregnancy or previous births.
Prayers for a healthy little girl in a few weeks. It sounds like she just found a comfy spot and decided it works for her. I’m happy they are monitoring her as if anything changes they can help right away.
Prayers 🙏🏼 and don’t forget to take care for yourself!
She has just been seeing one doctor, but she told her that she’s going to be on leave for three weeks, so for her 36th, 37th and 38th week she’ll have to see someone else. She wasn’t too happy with that either, not that I can blame her.
This little girl I guess just can’t make up her mind, first she decided to go head down and see what the birth canal was like to scare everyone thinking she was going to make an early appearance to then deciding she didn’t like it in there and would prefer to spread out sideways. lol
I am so relieved the little man is doing so much better. They ran several tests and determined it was due to the virus. They said it would have went away on it’s own, but all the medication they gave him was to control the swelling until it went away. He at least still got to celebrate his 2nd birthday, although it was small with just the family. The past two days though he has been back to his loving self instead of cranky and fussy. Although, I think he got just a tad spoiled from being so sick. lol
The hardest thing about being a mom and Nanny is you can’t fix it all. You can just pray, worry and help out where you can.
Your daughter may be able to request a specific doctor while her regular doctor is gone.
The doctor I started with walked away the the OB/GYN practice to become a preacher and I had to start anew, I looked at the profiles which allowed me to also hear some of them talk and picked a doctor who I ended up preferring to my original doctor who I had already liked very much.
After my daughter was born he said the first thing a baby should hear is song so what is your request, I requested Ave Maria, which he sang beautifully 🙂 . My daughter still loves the song.
Soon your little girl will be here with bells on her toes 🙂
She’ll be seeing who covers for her. Although she did tell her if the ultrasound shows anything wrong, which she doesn’t suspect or the baby doesn’t turn, she has talked to a clinic in another town about taking her higher risk women while she’s gone.
My daughter is going to meet the one covering for her next week and decide if she wants her or to give the other place a try. The other doctors are who covers for her if she ever can’t get to the hospital. I guess this other lady is not accredited there.
No stranger than any of the rest of us. 🙃
Good to see you Michelle 🙂
Good to see you too Lovely.
I caught a stomach bug that has put me out of commission for a few days.
Good news is my daughter is doing better, the ornery little girl has decided to move up some, but now she’s decided she doesn’t like head down position, so we’re hoping she’ll soon decide to get her head back down. lol Less than 8 weeks until due date though, so she’ll be here before we know it.
Less than 8 weeks! Woo hoo! I had an emergency C section with my first kiddo because she simply refused to come out. I think she spent all nine months just kicking my bladder 😄
She was 32 weeks Tuesday. I do believe this baby is going to be bigger than her first one, she already looks to me like she’s as big now as when she went in to have him, although he was a few weeks early.
While we were waiting forever at the hospital there was this teenage girl who had come in who had hurt her arm on a trampoline. You would have thought this girl had broken every bone in her body the way she was acting. Girly to the extreme including whining that crying was ruining her expensive makeup. I told my daughter that I kid her about my granddaughter being a girly girl, but I sure hoped she wasn’t that girly. lol
Good to see you Michele………had/have some of that stomach bug myself……..
It wasn’t too much fun and it zapped my strength. But then I couldn’t eat anything for two days and couldn’t even keep anything I drank down.
Morning Nyet. Perfect.
Good morning Nyet 🙂
Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. 🙂
Thank you, Nyet! Morning to you!
Nye!!!! Morning Everyone!!!! Lunch!!! Thank you Nye!!!!
Pass me that star cookie on top, please?
Afternoon, Nyet! I missed breakfast, but I’ll grab a cookie and call it lunch – thank you!
So I have found myself in an odd mood, I am debating pulling out the jigsaw puzzle that is 1/3 done, or reading more about the issues around Israel. On one hand it bothers me that I am so ignorant, on the other hand I recognize that for the most part I live in a bubble. I did learn from an interview on the news that the Israeli settlers are very upset, and that Israel is about the size of NJ. I was thinking it might be nice if we could just split off a large hunk of California( or Texas) and just give it to them, but I know that it just isn’t that simple. It was a really nice bubble, I hate to see it breaking up.
If you’re actively reading about Israel, you’re far less ignorant than most.
Just to put it in perspective. Most just let their teevee people tell them what’s what.
Because the internet is like brainwashing, or something.
All I have to say, to the Palestinians is; “show me you Deed”!!!!
Well that is interesting… I may have to go back to basics… basic history, basic current affairs, basic government. All for an area the size of NJ.
It may be small, but in so many ways it is the pivot of the world.
As we all know, size doesn’t matter.
Thank you, Colonel, sir! Our Deed goes back to Abraham purchasing The Cave of Mahpela, and it is recorded in the Bible. When I can’t freely go there to pray at the graves of my ancestors, something is very wrong!
Amen, Amen!! Have been to the Holy land, was very honored to be allowed to pray at the Wall. Stood on the Golden Heights, and all over the Old City of Jerusalem. City of Bethlehem. Many other known and unknown sites, such a Masada…….oh and don’t tell anybody (especially Ad Rem), unofficial/official exchange tour.
And those IDF women!!! That’s all I’m going to say about that, cause I’m a gentleman…….
Now, now… one of my nieces is going to the army next year, after she graduates…
But I thank you, sir, both for taking the tour and for telling me about it!
In my dreams, my wife is an IDF woman.
A man can dream.
Interesting take on what happens with Israel has an effect worldwide.
Some may say whacko. Me, I’ve heard stories of the war in ’67 that make me go
See, even Anthony is weighing in on this..:
Derk, I do see you point. Interesting perspective, have never thought about this, yes “Hmmmmmmmmm” is warranted…..
Hello, Derk, and thank you!
Even the Democrats who have been “programmed to kiss Obama’s ring” are angry.
Programmed to kiss Obama’s what? I don’t think it’s called a ring…
give them Minnesota…they will run off all the violent muslim “refugees”…..
Give them the US/Mexican border area from California to El Paso. If what they did in 60-odd years with the desrt areas the Palestinians hadn’t managed to do anything with for thousands of years is an example things should go great.
Let ’em keep their nukes too as they can use them to deal with the terrorist training camps in the same area on the Mexican side, camps run by ISIS among others, that the US and Mexican governments have sort of admitted are there but won’t deal with.
Actually a great solution. Brilliant.
They have made the desert “bloom”. From what I was told, basically a discarded piece of land that had been stripped of every good resource. Barren, all the trees had been cut down. Nothing but swampland and mosquitoes. Was given back to them because nobody else wanted it any longer.
Heard the climate is actually changing, from dry and arid to more rain and moderate. Now that they have rebuilt the wasteland, others now claim it as theirs. Pathetic.
I’m sure that their alleged nuke program could make many spots in the Islamic Fundamentalist world bloom.
Especially, since mushrooms
only require darkness and bs. 😉
And a sterile medium to grow in…
Thank you, Joshua and Czar, for a vote of confidence. However, I think Bibi will politely decline your gracious offers. We want our land, not anyone else’s.
They’d be appreciated here by the right folks, have a work ethic and make rather than take money. They could leave all they’ve accomplished on Palestinian hands and let the world see how long it would take them to run it into the ground. And you’d make millions of Mormons happy when the Jews came here as the Mormons could prove to the world their belief of the area being the new Zion was correct.
Oh well… It’s a shame that we are not interested.
Amwick, the idea of settling Jews elsewhere or, alternatively, giving them more land, is not new. The point is that we consider THIS land ours, not any other land.
My God father gave me a plaque from Israel which reads Shalom in Hebrew. It is made from stones found in Israel. Truly one of my most prized possessions. Israel is the root of Christianity, the ground is holy, the people are holy.
Hello, Lovely, and thank you for this comment!
Always above the door 🙂
And may it always bring you peace and health!
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Good morning WeeWeed 🙂
…and another 365 packs of Pall Malls.
OUTSTANDING…AND they are mild!
That’s what my mother smoked for 65 years. Unfiltered.
And my Dad, his brother (both WW Ii Vets) smoked camels, and when they opened the good whiskey, the zippos’ where snapping.
My grandpa and his brother both built an entire neighborhood in MI, then they built a whole ‘nother neighborhood in FL.
Grandpa smoked unfiltered Pall Malls too.
I smoke the 100s, which didn’t exist then, and drink the Miller High Life my Nana on my mom’s side drank.
Funny. In a dark way…
Morning Ms.WeeWeed!!!!!! Not yet! Never know when Sky 6 sounds “Recall”!!!!!
Afternoon Colonel Sir!
It ain’t over until it’s over, Keith.
I had that same thought. We got another couple pf days here !
Sean Hannitiy was hosting Rush Limbaugh’s show when Lady Di died and he said something like “Really other than the human loss what is the big deal? What did she do that the whole world should be mourning her? It’s not like she was Mother Theresa, in fact I wonder what kind of outpouring there will be for Mother Theresa when she dies as she is a woman who is dedicating her entire life to the poor not just living an opulent lifestyle while showing up for photo ops to show how much she does for the poor.”
While Sean was still on the air Mother Theresa died.
50 more hours.
Don’t count your chickens too early. 😉
It’s not over yet. lol
Good afternoon Wee!
Good afternoon, Miss Wee!
Morning Miss Wee!
Morning Stella and all of you wonderful people of this Place,
Love the pic, it says “Water Tower”. Is that New York? Beautiful wherever it may be.
Off for a Santa Cruz/San Francisco end of the year blowout. Little golf at the old home course, a working mans hilly little course just outside of Watsonville. And just as it is here, not the biggest nor fanciest, but the people are superb!
Have a great day y’all!
Have a beautiful day Derk 🙂
You as well Lovely, take care of yourself and heal up!
Awesome picture, Derk.
I am pretty sure the pic at the top is in Boston, the “Pru” center… ????? Beautiful.
You sure? I don’t see any bullet holes.
It is a gathering spot for BLM.
Once I was in Chicago for a Blackhawks game, there were at least 50 CPD on the square alone. All kinds of idiots with BLM signs, posters boards with long lists of their heroes such as Mike Brown and Eric Gardner 🙄 they were blowing obnoxious sounding whistles, screaming about their plight and about how terrible America is. SMH.
No gun fire though.
Made me sad and angry as the Water Tower Place holds so many good memories for me.
Good memories for me too.
TY… Its been a while since I visited Boston..
Chicago Water Tower & Pumping Station
My photo is strictly the water tower. The pumping station is on the other side of the street.
Obama said…”I’d like to buy anothe bowel, please”
I don’t see any movement on the board…
Chicago – the Water Tower is one of the only buildings left standing after the Chicago fire.
Thank you Stella!!!! Been to Ch-Town, never had time to walk around….
This is on North Michigan Ave, very near the John Hancock building.
When I was in high school we used to go get sandwiches at a Jewish Deli in the John Hancock Center and then go eat by the Water Tower Place.
I loved a deli there (can’t think of the name)! I used to take my coworkers when we were in town for conventions. I moved from Chicago while Hancock was still being built (1971). My other favorite is the bar at the top of the Hancock building.
One of these times while i’m there we are going to eat at the restaurant on the 95th floor. I want to do it at night time to see the lights.
D.B. Kaplan’s Delicatessen?
I can’t remember the name! But that could be it. It was owned by two Jewish brothers and their sandwiches were mainly meat. I’ll try searching for it.
Kaplan’s was the first restaurant of the Levy Restaurant group, so that’s probably the same one. They had all kinds of crazy named sandwiches, like “Ike and Tina Tuna”, and others named after locals like Mike Royko and Hugh Hefner (ADD: topless club sandwich).
Now I’m hungry.
It has made me hungry too! I would have been there around 1982 -83 ? The celebrity names for sandwiches sounds familiar.
Did you ever go to Fat Johnnies or was that strictly a south side thing?
1982-83 would be right. Never been to Fat Johnnies. There is an Italian beef place on Wells (I think) that’s really good. Al’s?
Never been to Al’s, at least not that I remember but there are so many restaurants there you never know.
Mike Royko. Haven’t heard that name in a long time.
Back when journalists were men, and were called Reporters.
They drank, they smoked, and got ‘er done, on time, by deadline.
Their bosses looked to them in the morning and said “What do you got?”
Instead of “Here’s what you’re going to write today, or you’re fired.”
Sometimes I think I should start golfing. It sounds so nice…
Wave when you pass through Marin, derk!
Enjoy your game, Derk!
Excellent essay at AT this morning.
Progressive mantras such as “love trumps hate” get it completely wrong. Those who use them seem to believe that good people are motivated by love, while bad people are motivated by hate. However, love and hate are not somehow in opposition; they are joined together at the hip. A person will always hate the opposite of what he loves. Moreover, hatred is always the proper response to something that is truly odious.
The eighteenth-century American theologian Jonathan Edwards understood this well. In his book of sermons about love, titled Charity and Its Fruits, he wrote, “From love arises hatred of those things which are contrary to what we love, or which oppose and thwart us in those things that we delight in[.] … From a vigorous, affectionate, and fervent love to God, will necessarily arise other religious affections: hence will arise an intense hatred and abhorrence of sin.”
When someone mistreats a beloved family member, that person naturally incurs a strong negative reaction from others in the same family. Likewise, Edwards believed that genuine love for God produces hatred for those things that offend God and considered this hatred a necessary evidence of real Christian love. Clearly, he did not hold to the modern psychotherapeutic concept of love as “unconditional acceptance.” The nineteenth-century Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon concurred, remarking, “It is well to be a good hater.” Men like Edwards and Spurgeon were simply taking to heart passages in the Bible such as Proverbs 8:13 (“the fear of the Lord is to hate evil”) and Psalm 97:10 (“hate evil, you who love the Lord”).
That first movie, 1957, I know that I have seen it. I remember the houseboat, and Tammy was describing seeing a town, and seeing it again and again, and then she said they were stuck in a whirlpool.
The Ellen B….
Wow. And before yesterday, I didn’t even know who Debbie Reynolds was.
I’m young, I guess. That’s my excuse. A poor one, I know.
I loved that song.
And the most appropriate selection …
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Note that they didn’t Tweet the whole night through.
I had read/heard Debbie had 3-6 to master her dancing routine before this movie….
3-6 months. I read the same. And to dance with these folks who have been dancing since they were infants. Talk about intimidating.
Watch the Bio.
You’ll learn. 😉
I’ve had this animosity toward Hollywood for so long, I know I’ve missed a lot of actual goodness, and I didn’t think it existed.
Especially all of the song and dance routines, and the musicals! My favorites: King and I, Sound of Music, My Fair Lady (but there are many more). Then all of the biblical period movies – Ben Hur, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Ten Commandments …
Dh put on the Sound of Music for Christmas. He always watches First Blood on Thanksgiving… go figure. Not much good music in that. 🙂
Stallone as Rambo, doing a song and dance number, in the jungles of Vietnam.
There’s an image. :snort:
Before I wanted Raquel Welch as my mother, I wanted Doris Day to sing me to sleep… and be my real mom.
Doris Day had a beautiful voice.
Debbie Reynolds also starred in The Singing Nun.
The Market Commons in Myrtle Beach has been having a growing NY Eve Celebration. For a small place it gets thousands of people. There are bands, food, fireworks, it is all nice, and family friendly. They are advertising it as the “Southern Times Square”. Dh just said that he hoped they had dump trucks blocking the access roads, he fears an event such as Berlin. We have plans to attend our friend’s community center party, but now I am worried. I better get my butt moving and stop lollygagging.
Is that the old Air Force Base?
Yes it is… My neighborhood was built on an old bombing range. Seriously…
For about the last twenty years New Orleans has had a Times Square New Years event in the Quarter at the old Jax Brewery. Unlike NYC you can legally have booze (not in a glass container) and 32 ounce soft drinks on the street.
When they first started it they had a huge baby, atop the buolding, with a wicked grin. The baby dropped…and the baby’s diaper dropped too. That lasted a few years until the prudes forced the dropped diaper to be dropped. The baby was then given what a different group of prudes decried as a ‘demonic grin’ and continued on sliding the pole until 2015 when a flimsy excuse for discontinuing the baby brought in a more conventional ball. The party crowds can still booze freely but we’ll see how long that lasts, this new non-New Orleans influx of New Orleans residents is changing the culture.
We used to go to that food court in the Jax brewery for hotdogs.. way at the top..
Yeah, we used to eat at a nice restaurant that faced the river…all gone now, the Brewery devolved into a large tourist schlock mall. We lost interest in it years ago, I understand that like every other failed vision in the city thry’re turning it into condos.
I just visited zillow… Already condos,, there is a lovely 1 bedroom for $700,000.
Whole damned town’s turning into hotels and condos.
Have to ask my husband, he grew up in NOLA.
Did he know Julius and Babs Isaacson?
I’ll ask him.
In Atlanta they have a Peach Drop , but in Tallapoosa Georgia, they have “The Possum Drop”! It used to use a live possum, but PETA stuck their nose in so now it’s a big stuffed possum.
They use a possum because the name of the town used to be Possum Snout, Georgia.
This year, they will also have an “Eagles” tribute band, so it looks like a good time.
This is in West Georgia, but near us in Helen, GA. They will have “The Eidelweiss Drop”.
We have a lot of weird drops in Georgia!
I hope ya’ll all have a wonderful New Year!
Y’all be sure to let me know when some place in Georgia schedules an ‘Obama drop’, I’ll make time to…drop…by.
Maybe he will be at the “Buzzard Drop” in McDonough, GA! LOL!
Or the turkey drop in Cincinnati? Could go as an observer or a dropee.
Vladimir Putin, again, talking about U.S. Republicans:
I do not take support for the Russian President among a large part of Republican voters as support for me personally, but rather see it in this case as an indication that a substantial part of the American people share similar views with us on the world’s organisation, what we ought to be doing, and the common threats and challenges we are facing. It is good that there are people who sympathise with our views on traditional values because this forms a good foundation on which to build relations between two such powerful countries as Russia and the United States, build them on the basis of our peoples’ mutual sympathy. (…) It seems to me that Reagan would be happy to see his party’s people winning everywhere, and would welcome the victory of the newly elected President so adept at catching the public mood, and who took precisely this direction and pressed onwards to the very end, even when no one except us believed he could win.
Excellent post, excellent thread, regarding this:
From this article: “Personal sidebar: for whatever this is worth, I regularly interact with Americans who support Putin on the grounds that “he stands for American values unlike the SOBs in Washington”. There is truth in that.
One great comment, of many, by one Scott6584:
You have to admire Putin’s willingness to stand up for both Russians and being masculine. Russia has a unique national heritage that is unlike other nations. Other white cultures also have unique identities, but don’t have any prominent champions. I happen to be Anglo-Saxon. That is distinct from being Iberian, Gaulic, Germanic, Greco-Roman, Scandinavian, Slavic, Turkish, Austro-Hingarian, Baltic, Polish, Romanian, Celtic, Swiss, Dutch, or any other “white” culture.
Unless or until these other cultures identify champions of their own, the West will continue to decline. The feminine instinct to submit to dominance by others is why feminism is such a poison, and it is incumbent upon men to stand up and take back their cultures. Putin and Wilders in Holland are the two champions that I can name off the top of my head. Where are the others?
Well, Poles are Slavs and Slavic influences washed over Baltic, Romanian and Hungarian cultures but my major point of disagreement is that those ciltures do have national heroes, they just aren’t advertised in the US. How about Jan Sobieski who led the united Polish-Lithuanian forces at the battle in Vienna that drove the Moslems back to Moslem lands? Kazimierz Pulaski, Polish general who came to the US after a stellar career in Poland and died in our Revolutionary War leading US troops against the British?
Tadeusz Kosciuszko, another Polish officer who came to the US and also commanded troops in the Revolutionary War. Pope Paul II?
I guarantee each other country mentioned has its national heroes too, they just ain’t exported and adopted like our national heroes are…you know, the music, acting and sports heroes with drug problems, kids they aren’t suppirting and other issues that they aren’t responsible for.
How about Jan Sobieski who led the united Polish-Lithuanian forces at the battle in Vienna that drove the Moslems back to Moslem lands?
Sobieski should have a national Holiday, IMO.
Hello, Wooly! Of course he is right! He is very clever, too, otherwise he wouldn’t have got to where he is now. I hope you don’t think he is sincere, though!
I think he is more sincere than Hillary.
Nope, just a lot smarter.
I wonder why Obama and Kerry stabbed Israel in the back over what they say is its illegal settlement of occupied lands but let Russia, also a permanant Security Council member, go unscathed over its occupation and settlement of The Crimea? Could it be that Putin and Obama are agreed on the destruction of Isreal?
I don’t know about that.
If Putin is as open as he seems to be, he’s got as much respect for Israel’s sovereignty and self-determination as he does Russia’s, and even America’s.
I don’t think Obama and Putin are on the same page. Or even the same book.
Obama has no respect for ANY nation’s sovereignty or self-determination. Not even the nation he was President of for 8 years.
Show me a picture of Putin bowing, obsequiously, to a foreign leader.
For that matter, show me a picture of Putin riding a girl’s bicycle, with a kid helmet on.
Any more than you can show me a picture of Obama besting a tiger in armed combat.
No. You can’t.
My take: Putin is a neo-Soviet, he’s interested in Russia empirical hegemony only. He wants to see both Israel and the US reduced to 2nd or 3rd world status so he can maneuver Russia as THE world power.
My friends and I are old Cold War warriors as is Putin. I don’t believe Putin loves the US, after a lifetime of working to destroy us, any more than we’ve become Russophiles post perestroika. If you look at the major Russian military developments over the last nearly twenty years theybare designed to counter US military tactics, not European or Chinese. That sound like they’re trying to be bath-buddies? Their spying against the US is close to exceeding Cold War levels and their direct cyber sttacks on US military and vital government/civilian targets increases every year. Putin was, is and will remain to be a product of the old Soviet KGB philosophy.
Not sure about empirical hegemony, but I think Putin loves Putin.
I believe every dicktator loves himself and his empiral dreams are an extension of self. I also believe Putin’s a dicktator.
I started typing ‘imperial’, fatfingered an ‘e’ instead of ‘i’ and autocorrect graciously put ’empiracal’. Then again, empirical could applyvas I have observed their manifestski destiny in operation.
We’ll see, I suppose.
I’m of the same mind as you about Putin. He is KGB heart, mind, will and soul. Reagan humiliated the Soviets, America humiliated the Soviets and Putin hated us long before the “end” of the cold war.
The caveat I had is that we do have a common enemy in Islam.
I talked with my friend who served in Vietnam and he laughed at me and said “Really?” “The only thing that stopped the Soviets from turning Afghanistan into a parking lot was their fear of US retaliation. Putin is not afraid of Islam as a viable enemy because he will flatten the ME. Europe will collapse on itself as it is already self immolating due to their “Save the refuge programs” (Refuge is his word not mine) “and the United States is underwater. Putin needs the US to keep a global economy afloat, for resources and to keep China in check, but to bomb Islam back into the stone age? No.”
For me Christianity is a tool in Putin’s hand no different than the sickle.
Then there is the Putin loves his country sentiment which seems to have been adopted by his promoters on the Right. Well of course Putin loves his country, it is the Russian people below him that he does not seem so concerned with other then emotionally exploiting their love of Mother Russia for Putin’s own benefit.
Putin’s personal wealth would make Trump look like a pauper if all the red threads were followed to their nest eggs.
That said we do not need a war with Russia so playing the diplomacy game is likely to go on unless Obama throws a few nukes at them on his way out the door.
Agree with every word. I believe Trump will deal with Putin from a position of strength, not weakness, which is the only way it should be done.
Russia’s main problem in Afghanistan was that it was not prepared to fight an offensive war. As I’ve said/believe, Russia’s military was primarily designed to be a defensive arm, they could not even manage to maintain effective offensive operations in a nstion right on their borders.
From available open source info Russia even tried offensive chemical warfare but blew it, their air war was an equal disaster even before we gave the Muj MANPADS. If there was ay reason at all for Russian military and political figures to hate us it was our exploitation of their military’s weakness in Afghanistan, just payback for their backing of North Vietnam.
Look at how they quashed the Chechens, finally saying to hell with Western and Mideast whining and totally flattening Grozny to the ground, forcing the Moslem warlords to surrender. That was a lesson for the Moslems who’d back attacks against Russia, the old Russia’s gone, the new Russia’s here, no more Mr Nice Guy. They don’t need our apologist, hand-wringing help, they will go against those who attack Russia without our help and using the most effective methods, methods the Moslems understand and don’t wish to deal with.
For me Christianity is a tool in Putin’s hand no different than the sickle.
I’d rather he use that tool than any other.
Maybe God is using Putin? Hmm.
I’m wondering, considering the POtuS’s and Kerry’s slithering through the Islamic Fundamentalist underbrush, if theyvare going to introduce something before they go that will attempt to push Israel vack to its 1967 borders? That’s been an Islamist/Soviet goal for decades and, until the election of the American treasonist, an unreachable goal.
Thanks to this election, we might be able to push Jordan back to it’s 1949 borders.
And eliminated the whole fake concept of a fake nation called Palestine.
Problem with that is after Israel, Jordan’s perhaps are biggest ally in the area. Jordan was the one who pushed the Palestinians out of Jordan and started the whole Black September thing that led us to a decade of international Palestinian terrorism, heavily funded by Russia.
Jordan’s been a target of Islamic and pan-Arabist terr groups for decades as it’s also a good friend of Israel. The Jordanian military has kept Islamic/Palestinian terrs at bay for decades ans assisted the US and Israell in many ways, I say let ’em expans Jordan’s borders.
Palestine to me is a Mideast version of American public housing/entitlement residents writ large. An independent state would just be a different excuse to get free money from international sources to live larger on the dole.
Never forget (heh) that the “Palestinian People” was invented out of whole cloth by Jordan and Egypt. Show me a Palestinian postage stamp. Or a coin or bill.
It’s always been fake. A nation that never existed. Arafat was Egyptian.
And they even projected it, in the 1950’s when they said how they would invent this mythical “Palestinian People.” They said this, out loud, in the open.
The stupid, stupid world said, “Nah. They wouldn’t do that. I, for one, support this new Balestinian Beeble. Yasser told me they’re real.”
What a stupid, stupid world.
If we go back to the end of WW I the creation of Palestine and what could technically be called Israel was the result of the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire by the UN’s predecessor, the League of Nations. Coming up on a hundred years and the UN still can’t get it right.
Don’t think so. Russia wants balance in that region, and Israel ensures the balance.
Good afternoon, Stella and everybody! Beautiful picture, more light bulbs growing on trees!
Obama continues to pee in the pool that Trump will be swimming in. What a vile human being.
Obama orders Russia expulsions, sanctions for interference in 2016 election
Oh, I think it is worse than that. He pooped in the pool right in front of everybody.
And almost everyone clapped and looked like this, because Obama made poopies.
“You made Poopies! Yes you did!”
I don’t think there exists a more perfect photo of Obama than this one.
This pic deserves some sort of esteemed photojournalism prize.
Embassies are sovereign land. How can Obama expel Russians off of their own land even if it is the US? Isn’t that an act of war?
What if the Russians just wait until January 20th?
Will Obama invade embassies?
I think countries can expel ambassadors out of the country. They do it all the time. I don’t know what happens to the embassy.
Well I learned something new, while embassies enjoy a status equal to being sovereign soil they are not lawfully called sovereign . The Vienna convention provisions give an embassy a protected status which really treats them as sovereign. Law enforcement of the host nation cannot enter without permission. So if Putin really wanted to embarrass Obama he could just tell the diplomats being expelled not to leave the embassies.
Losing power must be terrifying for the oligarchy.
Lady in my alley, working at the wine shop, just wished me a happy new year, said there’s only two days left. I said, “And only 20 then until President Trump!”
She asked if I felt good about that, I said “I feel very good about that! It feels good just saying it! President Trump!” She agreed.
“President Donald J. Trump”. Feels good.
If only but a second of your time…
Tell you what.
One more from this Nashua, NH master:
Okay one more.
Even dad knows he done taught her well.
At 0:50 she says “O Tay.”
The only thing I wonder about this video is what mic they’re using.
President Obama expels 35 🇷🇺 diplomats in Cold War deja vu. As everybody, incl 🇺🇸 people, will be glad to see the last of this hapless Adm. pic.twitter.com/mleqA16H8D
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) December 29, 2016
President Obama expels 35 🇷🇺 diplomats in Cold War deja vu. As everybody, incl 🇺🇸 people, will be glad to see the last of this hapless Adm. pic.twitter.com/mleqA16H8D
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) December 29, 2016
That’s a real tweet from the Russian Embassy in the UK. DPRK may lose it’s status as the most point on news service on Twitter.
I’m upper, upper class high society
God’s gift to ballroom notoriety
And I always fill my ballroom
The event is never small
All the social papers say I’ve got the biggest balls of all
I’ve got big balls
I’ve got big balls
And they’re such big balls
Dirty big balls
And he’s got big balls,
And she’s got big balls,
But we’ve got the biggest balls of them all!
Obama definitely showed his balls. His balls were yuge.
And he’s had a lot of them!
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