General Discussion, Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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27 Responses to General Discussion, Tuesday, May 9, 2023

  1. Pa Hermit says:

    Color ado, so aptly named!

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  2. WeeWeed says:

    Happy Tuesday y’all!

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  3. WeeWeed says:


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  4. czarina33 says:

    Today is National Butterscotch Brownie Day. Yesterday was National Coconut Cream Pie Day. Add Taco Tuesday and we’d better start eating now…

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  5. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ All. Rain has stopped and it is bright and sunny outside now, and 40*. I am hoping to hear from SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, about an apartment today. As you might have noticed, patience is not a virtue I possess.

    Well, here is hoping and praying that you all have a nice enjoyable day.

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  6. Sharon says:

    In this discussion about the implosion of SF and surrounding city centers, Downtown – by Petula Clark – is featured:

    Just had to play it through today and it was accompanied by the memories of driving from Los Angeles to southern Minnesota, and back, in December of 1964. We were a carload of students from the California Lutheran Bible School headed home for Christmas. (My mother was living in eastern Montana at the time, but I was going to visit my boyfriend, later my husband, who had graduated the previous spring.)The majority of the student body was from Minnesota–it provided an acceptable way to get far away from home and be in something that was not 30 below zero every winter.

    I never was in the habit of listening to popular music of the day, but on that long trip–both ways–our drivers (the boys did the driving–of course!) had the AM stations on all the way. We heard this song over and over and over. I had never heard it. And I liked it. The optimism along with the willingness to be a little sad, the sense of escape–stuck with me. Still does. It gives me the same feeling I get when I think about lilacs on the Montana farm in May.

    Another song that has stuck with me from the following decade was Carol Burnett, singing “Bring in the Clowns” – with that best line: “…don’t worry, they’re here….”

    That’s the line I decorated one of my masks with two years ago when we couldn’t buy groceries or purchase gas without a mask…with black marker,scrawled in big letters across my face/my mask: “Bring in the clowns–don’t worry, they’re here….”

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    • weather257 says:

      ‘Downtown’ makes me imagine the Cavern Club, a downstairs bar in Liverpool where the Beatles got their start. It’s as though she’s describing it; also, Brian Epstein’s autobiography was titled ‘A Cellar Full Of Noise.’ You’re right, Sharon – it’s a very upbeat song.

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  7. Sharon says:

    Just got a marketing piece in the mail from DISH cable – promising a 3 year fixed charge….and, at signup, receiving a $400 prepaid Mastercard.

    Sounds to me like perhaps/maybe/possibly the consumer is a little more in the driver’s seat?

    I can’t possibly express how much I am not tempted by their “offer” (hook).

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