General Discussion, Sunday, January 1, 2017

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    Stellllllllaaaaaaa….deja vu???

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    So many good quotes and images…wish I could post them all…

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Time for another log…

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Just threw a big chunk of oak on, it take a bit to warm up…….wood is dry, I’m not……

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Had our big outside bonfire last night, thought tonite’s rain would put a damper on it. Will start cutting excess maples and oaks and drying them for next years Christmas Eve Papa Noel’s bonfire.

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        • amwick says:

          I have heard about the southern tradition of a bonfire along the levy…. I always wanted one. Nice!

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          • czarowniczy says:

            We used to ho to them while they were still more of a local thing but as they became more popular they’ve been touristized and bureaucratized. There once was even acdiner cruise that left NOLA and went up river for the fires, haven’t heard about that in years.
            The people there have been doing this for centuries, they used to run for miles down the levees, now its more limited but still quite interesting. They used to be just pyramidal piles built by individual families/groups but in recent years have become inventive. We saw riverboats and houses builtbout of logs, this year there was a bulldozer built out of wood and logs. There are still a lot of ptramids and cribs but local bureaucrats who don’t build are limiting sizes, locations, stopping folks from putting fireworks inside the structures…those who can build, those who can’t regulate.
            It would be over 150 miles one way now and the crowds are terrible so since we have the land and the wood we’re just gonna build our own, sit back with a drink and a gnosh and shop locally.

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  5. MaryfromMarin says:

    HAPPY 2017! Tea and champagne–two of the best!

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    Four inches of rain so far, still drizzling. Have to postpone booze and HE…OK, HE… but we can celebrate good Trumping evil any old day.
    Happy New Year fellow curmudgeons.

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  7. Jacqueline Robson says:

    Happy New Year! I’m really looking forward to a new and better time for us all.
    May I add some rum to my Shirley Temple?
    Thank you all for making my life just that much better! XXXOOO!

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  8. amwick says:

    I just came in… fireworks!!! Right from my own front porch. It was amazing.. Happy New Year!
    ps We ran out on the party…

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  9. Col.(R) Ken says:

    A Happy and Blessed New Year Sharon!!!!!!

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  10. lovely says:

    Happy New Year! May God Bless and keep you always!

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  11. czarowniczy says:

    Neighbors set
    Ting off some big fireworks across the lake, about 300 yards away. GGS was lying on a blanket on the floor watching TV and the old Border Collie ran over and threw herself on him. She’s now huddled right next to him, got him pinned by the couch, putting herself between him and whatever that noise is. Cat’s sitting on the table cleaning its naughty bits.

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    • amwick says:

      Market Common had a huge fireworks display… as I said, it was amazing right from my porch. I took my sweet old dog out (we are far enough away so the noise was not that bad) and she had the funniest expression. I know she saw it… but she just whimpered and gave me kisses.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yeah, generally Daisy doesn’t react to gunfire or fireworks. This was the first year for the big puppy and fireworks so his barking may have upset Daisy a bit. We still have to big bags of fireworks, one leftover from last year, so if we get a break that continues after dark we’ll go for it. We’ll take the pup,out so he has enough room to run off the nervous excitement.

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        • WeeWeed says:

          Save some for Jan. 20!

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        • amwick says:

          Dh used to target practice on our driveway, right by the house. It was paved there so he could collect the brass. The dog would go hide in her bed whenever he took out the pistols. She hated that noise, poor thing.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I lΓ²st a big chunk of my hearing to gunfire in the military – for most of my career they never used ear plugs. As our dog’s hearing is so much more attuned than mine and I need their ears to augment mine I don’t have them outside when I’m shooting.
            They’ve become so ‘inured to home life’ that I can’t even get them interested in game I brought home until it’s cooked, prepared for service and delivered. Only way the’ll go hunting/shooting anyway is if it includes a stop at the BK.

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            • Col.(R) Ken says:

              Yeah, I read your comments!!!!!! For 3 months our Cav Troop pull security for an attach Artillery unit. And that’s all they did was shoot.Infantry day and night …Armor, then Aviation. When you have twin GE’s spinning less than 3 feet from your head. Had ear plugs then, too late, Hey still good in the woods, can hear those footsteps.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Wellllll, remember the ‘hang!…fire!’ System of Hearing Loss? Thst didn’t help, neither did being a designated M-60 and alternate M-2 gunner. Add the M-14, M-16 and assorted pistols and some towed 155 artillery, you can see the problem. I don’t know one retiree who doesn’t have hearingnproblems, the VA won’t do crap for you and to get better than a handshake from the disability folks you gotta be deaf as a stone.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Aww. That is so sweet.

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  12. Happy New Year, Stella and everybody! Best wishes to you all!

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  13. joshua says:

    Happy New Year

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  14. The Tundra PA says:

    Happy and blessed new year to all my wonderful friends here. You’ve all helped to make the last year far more fun than it would have been without you. Some of you have been essential to my journey, and I am forever grateful. Thank you.

    And on an exciting note, Sarah Palin has commented next door again! Top of the Presidential daily thread. I love that she’s reading there.

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  15. The Tundra PA says:

    Stella, I think I’m in spam…

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  16. nyetneetot says:

    On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…..

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  17. hocuspocus13 says:

    HAVE a MAGICKAL 2017…πŸ’‹

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  18. Menagerie says:

    Happy New Year! It’s going to be all kinds of great, and lots of fun watching what unfolds. Off. go now, I’ll be back to celebrate tonight. Save me booze and a party hat y’all.

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  19. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids, and Happy New Year! What fresh hells………

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  20. amwick says:

    Gloomy day outside, but I feel optimistic. Bring it on 2017, I am ready.

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  21. Happy New Year everyone! And a blessed Sunday!

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  22. stella says:

    Good morning everybody, and Happy New Year!

    I went to bed early last night, so I missed the party. The sun is shining here this morning, and we are promised a Spring-like day, so January 1 is better than average!

    As Tennyson said,

    Ring out the old, ring in the new,
    Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
    The year is going, let him go;
    Ring out the false, ring in the true.

    And I always love to hear this, so sentimental:

    The person who originally posted this video several years ago wrote last night:

    Update Dec 31 2016: – I posted this exactly 5 year ago today and from your comments I now know why this song has lasted over 200 years. It’s about connection with others. The kind that binds you to someone forever: loyalty, friendship, kindness, love; Even though that person might not be with you anymore. It’s about the human spirit’s ability to hope for the future while enduring rough times by remembering these precious human attributes.

    Each year sees many suffer from both naturally created and man-made hardships. But with each there were others willing to step in and attempt to relieve some of that hardship, exercising the best of the human spirit.

    Thank you for your comments and all the well wishes and blessings you have sent to me over these past 5 years.

    As we ring in the new year remember to take a cup of kindness for the days of auld lang syne.

    I couldn’t say it better than he did.

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    • Jacqueline Robson says:

      That brought tears tae me eyes, so it did! They still talk like that where we lived in Fife. It took a while, but I picked it up pretty quick. It is English, just their dialect. You can actually tell what part of Scotland someone is from just by the accent! England is the same way, as is our dear America.

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  23. WeeWeed says:

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  24. amwick says:

    Unwrapped the goose…. oh my… this will be an experience. It looks just like a big duck, with more fat.. I would hazard to guess that this will be our first and last goose. I could have bought at least 4 nice turkeys instead of that thing.. :/

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  25. amwick says:

    Last night, at the somewhat tame party, there was a oldish guy dancing with like 6 women. The band was playing Mustang Sally, and he was going wild. It was so nice to see, he was 94.

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  26. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ and Happy New Year stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)|_|
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Sharon! 😎 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Czarina! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Howie! πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year John Denney πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ and Happy New Year to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; Mornin’ and Happy New Year to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  27. ImpeachEmAll says:

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  28. Wooly Phlox says:

    Happy New Year, Stellars! I had a beer last night, and not 12.

    Cuttin’ down. Lot’s of D.T.s. Not really all that fun. All my bedclothes are in the washer/dryer. Lots of sweating, tossing, turning. Shaking, moaning. When you get out of bed 15 times in 12 hours to drink water and stretch various insane leg cramps, it’s not a fun night. Hey, at least there’s no bugs and such that I’ve heard about.

    I pretty much read the whole internet yesterday. Went to bed at 8PM. Got up (for real) at 9AM.

    Then read the whole internet again.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Praying for you every night.

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    • lovely says:

      Prayers for you Wooly. Please be careful, what your doing is usually monitored by a health professional. The body and mind do strange things during the detoxing process. I hope you have someone near by on speed dial. πŸ™πŸΌ πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ πŸ™πŸΌ

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        I’m making an appointment tomorrow with my doc regarding “something for that”, and assorted dietary advice.

        “Meetings”?

        This is as close as I’m likely to get to those.

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        • lovely says:

          I’m not one to push meetings, I’m under the belief that they work for some people but are as big a danger psychologically as they are a benefit in keeping some people dry. I know people who have had success with the program and people who drank themselves to death in spite of the program.

          Meetings are a place for people to find a new community away from their drinking “family” the danger in there lies often the lunatics are running the asylum. AA Meetings could be in the psych dictionary next to peer sabotage. Too many people feeding the “I was one month sober so I went out and got drunk to celebrate!” You can substitute one month with any milestone.

          12 steps and the 13th used to be “And he died sober” now being thirteenth stepped is finding to put it in AA terms a F* Buddy. That means a fellow sober friend willing to be a sex partner with no strings attached.

          My final time I sen someone to a meeting was when a young girl with a lot of baggage other than her sobriety came to me crying. She told her story no small feat in a room of strangers and she was subjected to 45 minutes of “Super happy sober people” talking about how they just knew that god had their picture on his refrigerator because he just loved them so much πŸ™„.

          Then of course there is the sticky situation of AA encouraging people to consider “Fred the pencil” their greater power.

          That said, I do encourage a circle of sober friends or people or activities that will occupy your time and mind.

          The magic is between your ears, your heart and soul and your desire to to stop slowing killing the body God gave you.

          You can think or over think your way into anything, matters like this require prayer and a whole lot of physical and emotional work on your side, God doesn’t deny any man his free will so remind Him that you need His grace to get yours back and do the painful scary legwork to match the grace.

          You can do it.

          I just lost a young kid back to Satan’s lake, 24 year old young man who decided the bottle was more appealing than his child, his girl, his job and his freedom. He had a choice, you have a choice, you are more powerful through Christ than any bottle.

          Prayers for you sweet Wooly πŸ™πŸΌ. Rethink, relearn, re-love yourself.

          And as I mentioned to you a while back, the world is not yours to fix, Christ came and we killed him, in his humanity even He accepted His limits. We do what we can one good deed at a time the rest will have to wait until the days of Glory regardless of how sickening it is and how hard we want to change the world.

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            You’re lovely.

            A few people around me push meetings. There’s two in town. One A.A., which I’ve studied, long ago, as in depth as I’ve studied other branches of religion, like JW’s and Joe Smith’s folks. Which is quite deep. I don’t dig The Book.

            The other a sales subsidiary of Zondervan Corp. and the Christian Music Industry.

            Yeah, I’m good.

            Already got one. KJV, m’fers. One in each hand. I hold them sideways, and smile disarmingly. With my pants up, and belt buckled. I like to be different.

            At 46, pushing 50, I’m not really into meetings, either. Been there, many times, many hospitals. But not for more than 25 years.

            Later in life, since I like to read the whole library, and then the whole internet, I learned (from IBD or WSJ, probably) that “meetings” should never involve more than three people, lest they devolve into absolute chaos, and nothing’s resolved. I had already learned this, of course — not just from psych wards, but from many useless 20+ person business meetings too — but this was the first time it was explained to me succinctly.

            But it’s true.

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            • ImpeachEmAll says:

              You may always
              meet us here. πŸ˜‰

              We do enjoy
              your company.

              Happy New Year!

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            • lovely says:

              You have to do what works for you.

              Part of the myth of AA’s “phenomenal” success is that those who work it stay sober. Well, those who work anything generally succeed, they don’t talk about all the people who come and go and fail. I watched a man work the program and he was sober something like 20 years, a very sweet guy he had a daughter who was in and out of the program and died from alcoholism at the age of 27, her teeth were nubs because of all the sugar in alcohol, she was pretty enough to have been a model if her path was a different one, but the program didn’t work for her or as AA would say “she didn’t work the program.”

              OK good and grand, but why didn’t she work the program? Life is and troubles and neurotransmitter misfirings and corruptions are deeper the any one answer. One size will never fit all.

              If you’ve read a lot about Bill W and Bob S you know their demons didn’t go away, particularly Bill W struggled.

              I do think that being with other people who have walked in your shoes is important. No one understands the power of what’s inside the bottle as someone else who has been trapped by it.

              All that said many people get sober and stay sober, it is a physical disease, some people are heavy drinkers their whole life and never become alcoholics some folks are hooked from the first drink.

              As Impeach says, you can meet us here πŸ™‚ but ya’ need to have someone on the ground with you for some moments.

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              • Wooly Phlox says:

                I’ll just read some Francis Schaeffer, or some Clive S. Lewis.

                In a pinch, I’ll come read comments here.

                Actually, I meant that the other way around.

                Happy new year, Stellars!

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    • stella says:

      Best of luck (and a prayer or two). Quitting something you don’t really want to quit is hard, especially when you take the side effects into account. That’s how I felt when I quit smoking. I loved smoking, and was a 3+ pack a day chain smoker. But I did it. It was the most difficult thing I ever did, but filled me with a big sense of accomplishment.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        No luck. I like blessings — those are real.

        And, no sweat.

        Heh.

        Love you folks.

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        • nyetneetot says:

          I found that stopping a habit is more of a mental game played by ones self once the physical withdrawals subside. Just reducing consumption did nothing but drag the process out longer than it needed to be. Even after more than a year, I would have cravings if I mistakenly associate the former habit with a pleasant memory. Doing anything that had formerly been followed with the habit took several times before the association was broken. Going to the store daily and bringing bags home caused a strong desire to smoke that took a few weeks to break the association.

          Funny enough, since I stopped drinking a couple of months before stopping smoking, I expect that if/when I ever have an adult beverage again like scotch or wine, I will be hit with the desire to smoke since I have never broken the association.

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          • stella says:

            Agree about the reduction of consumption – at least with smoking, it makes it more difficult to accept the inevitable – life without cigarettes. Also agree about associations. It took me more than a year to pass the point where I still was open to smoking.

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            • nyetneetot says:

              I also found that the anxiety was less if I still had cigarettes on hand. If I smoked all my cigarettes, I found myself not ready to quit on that exact one and would end up buying another pack. The Mrs. played that little game with herself for years. She would get angry if I bought her a carton, but would demand only one pack since she was trying to quit. She smoked about two and a half packs a day so I would hide the others until she said I needed to go to the store for her. πŸ™‚

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              • stella says:

                When I got serious (my sister had just died of emphysema 3 days earlier), I called my daughter at home and told her to destroy the cigarettes I had on hand. I never smoked another cigarette again.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      And no, the 40-year old Bunnyβ„’ don’t trigger me. Nor the Jack.

      I’m sure they’re all quite tasty.

      Nor any other pictures of liquor. I’m no snowflake. I don’t get “triggered”.

      I never went to University, though. I wasn’t taught to be.

      It’s all about choices.

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    • amwick says:

      OH Wooly!!! I know too much about how that goes, so you are in my prayers. It changed the lives of two members of my family, well, it probably saved their lives. You will find the way that is right for you, I just know it. Please be careful. Happy 2017.

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Slow and steady, Wooley, just keep busy.
      Prayers for you of strength and perseverance, always.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Will pray for you, Wooly. I didn’t know you were going through this (no idea why I didn’t–missed a lot, I guess) but now that I know, you’ll have prayers from here, for sure.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        As long as you’ve seen me here, Mary. Been a struggle.

        I’ll be painting tomorrow. My cut-ins might look like seismographs.

        Trim work in a couple of days, high-gloss. I may have to tape.

        I hate tape, and shouldn’t need it. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I won’t.

        Love your humor, Mary, always. When you greet me, go ahead and ask me, “What’s shakin’?”

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  29. Wooly Phlox says:

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  30. Touchdown Dallas Cowboys!!! Tony Romo’s first TD this season! Woot! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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  31. Wooly Phlox says:

    One take?

    Good grief.

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  33. Patriot1783 says:

    Happy New Year Stella πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
    Best wishes to all for a healthy and happy 2017!
    xo

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  34. tessa50 says:

    Happy New Year to all!!! Best wishes for love and happiness all year.

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  35. czarowniczy says:

    Hey Mary: http://www.foodbeast.com/news/7-pumpkin-flavored-liquors-to-get-you-cantevenwasted/

    Having spent far too much time working the tiers in jails I can guarantee you that there are precious few fruits/vegetables prisoners can’t or won’t ferment into something.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Ha! I figured somebody would know…

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Part of my survivalist skills.

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        • amwick says:

          I just had Macadamia nut liquer and adult egg nog.. Now that was a treat… Now I am just sipping the liqueur… oh, it is smooth and sweet,,, this may be a new thing at my house.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Yeah, older I get the more I drink in private drinks I wouldn’t order in a bar. Sometimes you just want to drink dessert.

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            • amwick says:

              I actually had this instead of grabbing a couple cookies. I even thought about drinking desert. Too funny. It just seemed appropriate after dining on roast duck…

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              • amwick says:

                See, there I go,,, it was a roast goose.. dagnabbit.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  A goose is basically a duck with a longer neck, a swan is a goose with a longer neck…and an attitude.
                  I love goose but it’s a pain to cook for what meat you get off of it. And the Canadians (geese, not tourists) in the lake give me dirty looks.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Accompanying drink should compliment the food, not compete. If it tasted good, viola, winnnnnnerrrrrrrr.

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                • amwick says:

                  Yes,,, and the funny thing is, I thought the goose had a slight nutty flavor, not gamey, so the liqueur was a wonderful follow up. πŸ™‚

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Geese (and other ‘game’) get that gamey taste from scavenged dtuff they pick up eating at nature’s buffet. If you cook wild geese up andbout of its fat it’s less slidey and less gamey tasting.
                    Commercial geese are fed something like Purina goose chow, they get a commercial diet that gives them the more bland taste of commercial fowl. Still get greasy though, I know more than one person who’s cooked one stuffed and flat in a pan…gotta slimy surprise.

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                  • amwick says:

                    This was a commercial goose. Definitely. I like the meaty flavor, different from anything I have had, and not gamey, to my way of thinking. Never had a wild goose, or duck.. Dh has treated me to wild rabbit and squirrel. Not often, thankfully.

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  36. amwick says:

    So, roast goose is awesome…. Messy, but delish!!! The sad thing is that it is just too expensive. I doubt we will ever do another one.

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  37. amwick says:

    BTW bit of a celebration next door,,, blog of the year! Happy for him..

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  38. stella says:

    Get a look at some of these pics from the drunken celebration in England. Why is it that women who shouldn’t be wearing short skirts are the ones who always wear them? Some of these skirts look more like handkerchiefs.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4079616/Some-people-won-t-having-happy-new-year-Carnage-streets-Britain-revellers-2017-boozy-night-no-one-s-wrapping-warm.html

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Blame the Russians. πŸ˜‰

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    • Jacqueline Robson says:

      It’s not just New Years. When I lived in the U.K. it was every Fri-Sat night! Lots of young Brits get a few down while preparing to go out., because the price of drinks in a club isn’t affordable for a lot of young people. They get wasted. It seems to be a British thing, because lots of European vacation spots always complain about the rowdy drunken Brits.
      I used to marvel at the girls in very short skirts, very high heels, and no pantyhose out roaming the streets drunk. They also wore no sweater or jacket, and it would be freezing!
      The guys would have more clothes on, but would get into drunken brawls with their best friends.
      My hubby and I were members of “The Conservative Club” I used to marvel at the elderly turning up the drinks after a Sunday afternoon bowls game on the lawn. I had never seen older folk drink before in my life!
      It all opened my eyes to a new way of life that I never knew existed, lol.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Then you’ve never been tomeither thr Polish Club in Jewett City or the Polish Legion of American Vet’s club in Lake Worth. Then again after 60 or so you’re generally a cheap drunk. 🍺🍺🍺😝😝πŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ˜΅πŸ˜΅πŸ˜΅πŸ˜΅πŸ˜΅

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Remember. George Michael’s controversial I Want your Sex video and Madonna’s unbelievably grotesque Like a Prayer video, which Christians worldwide beheaded people for, or not — actually not.

      That was 30 years ago. I won’t link the videos, but they were evil even then.

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