Seriously?

By: ycd0108 , 12:36 AM GMT on July 29, 2014

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By our standards it's hot and muggy here.
Our standards are low compared to the normals for the rest of the world - at 30°C I melt, sweat is not my cup of tee and the week long outlook is for more of this.

Signs of summer (ycd0108)
noticed this while having morning coffee
Signs of summer

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29. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
12:51 AM GMT on August 17, 2014
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28. ycd0108
2:12 PM GMT on August 16, 2014
Still working from SamGal but I should get some time on the desk top this after noon.
Hi YLEEI'll try to catch up then.
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27. Ylee
5:38 AM GMT on August 16, 2014
Still busy?
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26. Ylee
5:51 PM GMT on August 11, 2014
Maybe Tony(plapman) could use a bison in his back yard! :' )
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25. Thoughtsteader
9:59 PM GMT on August 10, 2014
Quoting Bogon:
I've heard that, in North America anyway, the bison does better than the domesticated descendent of aurochs at converting grass to meat. Better grade of meat, too.


Not only that, bison grazing patterns help restore pasturelands and prairie. Anywhere prairie restoration is being attempted, they're eager for even the smallest bison herd. It's a mutually beneficial relationship.
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24. Skyepony (Mod)
1:09 AM GMT on August 10, 2014
Quoting 19. Bogon:

I've heard that, in North America anyway, the bison does better than the domesticated descendent of aurochs at converting grass to meat. Better grade of meat, too.

I've heard this too. There is a ranch in FL now having great success at a local grass fed meat operation.
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23. ycd0108
7:12 PM GMT on August 09, 2014
Bogon:
We had some tasty Bison sausage for supper last night. The little corner store about a mile from the project down south sells frozen products from some small local butcher. Bison sausages taste fine and sit in the tummy even better.
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22. ycd0108
6:57 PM GMT on August 09, 2014
Hey Ylee:
I'm back on a keyboard that I understand (sort of) or at least where I can correct typos.
Before you get here I should post this link:
http://www.monbiot.com/2014/08/05/deviant-and-pro ud/
I was reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_Star
Edit:Oops: I meant to link the other part of the SciFi Double:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ballad_of_Beta-2
in the RV 'cause I could not manage the SamGal very well.
Delany also has something to say about the "Market".
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21. Ylee
4:35 AM GMT on August 09, 2014
That's OK, I have a perfectly good running Glitchamatic, and sometimes my comments aren't clear, either! (^-^) We'll be around here, somewhere!
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20. ycd0108
2:23 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
Having trouble posting clear comments form SamGal but I can read 'em 5x5.
I'll get caught up Saturday on the desktop.
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19. Bogon
12:38 AM GMT on August 05, 2014
I've heard that, in North America anyway, the bison does better than the domesticated descendent of aurochs at converting grass to meat. Better grade of meat, too.
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18. Ylee
9:29 PM GMT on August 04, 2014
The newest Monbiot almost made me want to buy a cow, lol!

Doing plumbing today?
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17. Bogon
9:18 AM GMT on August 03, 2014
Rob, I used to get frustrated when I got stuck behind retired folks driving Cadillacs with Florida tags. They got so amazed by hills and turns in the road (often both at once in western North Carolina) that they forgot to depress the gas pedal.

Now I live where the hills are lower and the roads are wider and straighter. It's not a tourist destination. I still see occasional Florida tags, but the drivers cope better here. :o)
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16. ycd0108
3:40 AM GMT on August 03, 2014
Evening Ylee:
Folks that make their living as drivers sometimes lose what sense of humour they may have had.
In Amsterdam we rented bicycles and still got some indignant beeps and bells rung at us.
Took a taxi to a distant museum and the driver talked about the tourists on bicycles. He said: "You aren't allowed to hit them but it's OK to scare 'em!"
Week end is going alright here but I had to stay off my right knee today so plumbing got sidetracked. I got a bit of sorting out of tools and boxes of parts off the benches though - maybe tomorrow I will be able to see the bench (and start strewing tools and parts around again).
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15. Ylee
3:00 AM GMT on August 03, 2014
I did some rubber-necking in Chicago once(not many extremly tall buildings in W. Ky., you know), and had a cabbie cuss me out, and threatened to kill me! That's what I call a big city experience! :' )

Hope you are having a good weekend!
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14. ycd0108
11:01 PM GMT on August 02, 2014
That certainly has something to do with it, Rob:
More traffic will result in more accidents and longer lineups waiting for the responders to clear the road.
One factor around here is that the highway is the only route available in some places like the one I was stuck in the other day - local knowledge doesn't help much there.
I have driven rent-a-cars in quite a few countries and caused myself and other drivers my share of confusion.
The GPS certainly helps but t'other day I punched in the wrong destination and got just as lost as I used to be.
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13. RobDaHood
7:47 PM GMT on August 02, 2014
LOL

You don't have to tell me about tourists. Remember, I live in Florida.
Worst part is nobody knows where they are going. Need anti-collision radar.
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12. ycd0108
3:56 PM GMT on August 02, 2014
Morning Bogon:
That's the very one, thanks. It took me a while to find it because I could not remember the title.
Your current blog is useful as a reference. I'll come over and see if I can think up a comment.
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11. Bogon
3:14 PM GMT on August 02, 2014
Is this the one? It came up as a suggestion, when I played Pancho and Lefty.

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10. ycd0108
1:00 AM GMT on August 02, 2014
Finally found the tune I wanted but it won't show up using my usual method.
Wouldn't be surprised if a Google search for "Highwaymen" would bring up the title song though.

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9. ycd0108
12:07 AM GMT on August 02, 2014
Time for a tune:
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8. ycd0108
10:51 PM GMT on August 01, 2014
Got some photos today but I can't remember what they concern.
Went down to the boat to check the dead oil pressure readout and lo and behold the wire to the sender was flying free - easyest fix I've had lately.
Rob:
Still warm and dry here but some high cirus moved in this morning. Big low spinning in the Gulf of Alaska is sending us weather that holidayers should appreciate. I don't mind the weather but I wish them tourists knew how to drive:
Coming up Island yesterday in the RV I was stuck in a "tail-back" about 4 klicks from home - accident at a stop light.
Coming back here just now from the boat we turned on to the 4 lane and saw both of our lanes blocked.
Since we have been local for many years I told my driver, Tloml, that we could get out across the ditch just up the verge and all the transport trucks were heading down secondary roads - sometimes I wish I had a scanner to know what they know.
Bogon:
Humm?
Are you speaking metaphorically?
The last couple of lines could well describe the anal retentive recent and temporary society we live in but
DON'T MENTION NORMAL ANIMAL FUNCTIONS, EH?
Actually this avoidance, which I share, is a large part of the problem.
I wrote a song years ago titled:
"Don't mind S*** but I hate TV"
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7. Bogon
4:52 PM GMT on August 01, 2014
We're looking forward to a rainy weekend. In my area any forest fires' hopes will be seriously dampened.

I don't have to worry much about doggy poop in my yard because of a city leash law. Once in a while a passing pedestrian's pet may be caught short and avail itself of my premises, but that doesn't happen often enough to be problematic. Rarely I find evidence that a stray hound has crossed my lot. We live close enough to the city limits to be in range of infiltrators from outside. There must also be occasional escapees, who seek to roam and sniff and otherwise enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of canine happiness.

The leash law surely reduces dog bites, litigation etc. On the other hand, it likely increases prevalence of the neurosis that can afflict dogs who are too consistently denied the opportunity to act like a dog. Another side effect is that critters such as rabbits, gophers and squirrels wander with impunity. A little predation might keep them from acting so complacent.
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6. RobDaHood
7:32 AM GMT on July 31, 2014
LOL

I thought it was a bear doing what bears do in the woods.
We've been averaging about 30 for highs the past week.
Been cloudy and rainy most afternoons so not as hot as it otherwise would be.
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5. ycd0108
4:34 AM GMT on July 31, 2014
Out and about with my only access on SamGal so this will be short (but still take a while to type).
BriarCraft:
Good reasons to stay settled on the Pacific Coast of North America.

Oh oh I've hit another hot spot on this small screen and now have no idea what this comnebt will look like if it ever gets posted.
Love that picture of the fan though.
Bogon:
Sometimes it feels like the smaller creatures arelaying seige to our citidels.
I try not to get too upset as long as they stay out there in the woods.
calpoppy:
Once I got used to months of dreary, damp, cool weather I just got to work and built more roofs.
As long as the forest near me is not aflame I can stand these warm days.
Plus the roofs provide shade if we ever actually need that.
Ylee:
Just now I'm close to the north coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca si eveng winds are cool. The RV gets hotter than a pepper during the day so I leave all the doors open and sleep with light covers.
If you zoom the image it shows a dog doing doggy thing.
Can't really imagine how that can be stopped let alone the bears in the woods.
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4. Ylee
4:25 PM GMT on July 29, 2014
30C is a little below average here for this time of year; the main variable to wether it's unbearable or not is the humidity. Once the dewpoint passes 22C, it starts to get rough.

Is that a "no bears" emblem at the base of the tree?
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3. calpoppy
3:30 PM GMT on July 29, 2014
I am not a fan of hot weather either, but I live where I live and have to accept the fact that we have 4 months of it!! We have talked numerous times of moving to a cooler clime but when fall rolls in we fall in love with this place again ;)
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2. Bogon
1:49 PM GMT on July 29, 2014
Haven't had much to say my last couple of visits, ycd. Not your fault; my mind has been distracted by real world intrusions into my cave.

The squirrels are having a party in my back yard today. I filled up the "bird feeders" yesterday. The birds will be lucky if they get any. Luckily we don't have overhead pine cones for the squirrels to dislodge on our heads. The rodents must make do with oak twigs and leaves.

While the squirrels are plundering the bird food, the birds are busy plucking apart the coco fiber lining a planter on the porch railing. Apparently coco fiber makes ideal nesting material. It does a good job holding dirt for the plants — until the birds carry it away.
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1. BriarCraft
3:01 AM GMT on July 29, 2014
I am melting, too. At 20°C, I'm a bit warm, but still functional. At 30°, I am hunkered down in front of the window air conditioner and won't go out more than necessary. This too will pass -- hopefully before we do.

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