Keeping It Clean

The Return of an Undead Building

I’m running a little late this morning; life goes on in the studio. I think I’ll give everyone, myself included, a little break from recent topics. Enjoy it; it won’t last. (The links are still working and open for business, BTW.) Here is a Ludwig cartoon from 2005.

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55 responses to “Keeping It Clean”

  1. Amazon delivered two copies of Rheta Grimsley Johnson’s new book yesterday. I got one for friends who just lost their 16 year old yellow lab and one for my wife in memory of our 15 year old Jack Russell who died a year ago. I plan to read my wife’s copy. I’ve enjoyed Ms. Johnson’s writing since her column replaced Lewis Grizzard’s column in the Press Register.

  2. Found the story about the Utah Mormon marrying Venezuelan online girl friend and ending up in jail as spy totally credible. And believable, having lived there off and on through much military and political upheaval.

    Think I will have a tomato sandwich out of garden to wash down brie cheese I ate in depression. With more iced tea and lime.

  3. As far as places to go, I’ll still go with Hawaii. Granted the cost of living is a bit high, but the climate is wonderful. A relative spent 2-3 years there said that actually got bored of the weather and that he preferred a change in the seasons. I guess I will only partially agree to that. I just don’t like extremes.

  4. When I lived in Venezuela we got bored with never changing weather. When I lived in Hawaii did the same. It was the same every day. Got antsy for change in climate and moved back to Louisiana.

    I was pregnant. Blame it on that. Locals call it Rock Fever.
    We should have flown to Los Angeles and gone home to Waikiki. Bad decision to return.

  5. After living on Oahu for 2 years courtesy of Uncle Sam, I miss that climate every time we have freezing weather or shake and bake temps. As far as I am concerned that was the most perfect climate I have ever had. Not too hot and not too cold, as baby bear said about things, it is just right.

  6. SEATTLE – July 20, 2016 (KOMO/CNN) – “A homeowner investigating odd noises in the attic found a stranger living inside his home.”

    She claimed she had been there for three days but left before police arrived. And people worry about raccoons.

    Someone wake me up when 2016 is over.

  7. Ghost, the really odd thing about that story(to me, anyway), is that it was a woman living in a man’s attic. More often, its’ the other way around.

  8. Hey, y’all! I actually have some teeth as of this afternoon! There may be some need of future tweaking of the fit, but they feel good now. I wonder how long before I can chew as automatically as most people can. It has been one week short of seven full months.

    Haven’t yet heard officially about the temporary space-holder I swallowed 2 weeks ago; expect to hear this evening from my gastroenterologist about today’s xrays.

    While I sent my MBH to Hawaii a bit more than 20 years ago, I’ve not been there myself. Except for the prices and the poi, it sound enjoyable [I happen to like Spam].

  9. Wasn’t Janis playing Pokémon in strip this week?

    Since I have no idea what either original or this version is I am safe. The aisles were full of it at Walmart last night so I assume it involves a profit?

  10. I like Age of Empires myself, but had to buy from an online service so I could get a version that runs on Windows 8. I had a set of very good Civil War games for Windows XP and prior versions. Got a box set with about 6 games for under $10 at a flea market. Can’t play them on the Windows 8. If I want them again I would have to buy new versions at around $35 or more each. Can’t afford that so playing other things instead.

  11. What pray tell is that?

    I am currently trying to find the dates for the R2AK Race to Alaska in 2017. Since a team in New Zealand has begun a boat I assume we have one?

    Don’t have time to find Pokémon, I can’t find real things!

  12. Good morning Jackie and Villagers…..

    Mark was correct in that it was Ian who got the DUI and ran into a tree near our drive way. It is now over at another mechanic’s garage…something about a security chip to get it to start. He has both sets of keys….haven’t heard anything yet. Wracking up towing charges though.

    Hot and humid yesterday. Even the Farm Manager, Jonathon, said he’d open up the cooler door into the packing room….and we did just that. But the hen house is another story, my poor Miss Prissies were in 90 degrees heat (no idea what humidity was in there, but it was high) at one o’clock yesterday afternoon.

    And I do stay hydrated, drank so much water, didn’t feel like eating my ham and cheese sandwich…but Ian didn’t let it go to waste.

    Sad to say, but someone stole the marker off of Jason’s grave…..and more details of the accident are out, and yes alcohol was involved at a high rate of speed, there was no white car involved. Somehow, I knew this…Ian said yesterday that he thought Jason knew he wasn’t going to live a long life, I asked why, Ian said it was the way he lived….

    And Jackie, thank you for thinking of me…think positive, I fake it till I make it.

    Cxp…good for you, hope your new choppers work for you….I’d eat a steak after the healing process is over 🙂

    …..and it’s Payday!!!

    ya’ll have a blessed day

  13. curmudgeonly:
    Congratulations on the teeth. We certainly take them for granted until we can’t use them.

    I swallowed a crown a few years ago and I never did find it. X-rays did not spot it but did find something else and for 3 weeks I lived in fear of cancer. I can’t imagine those who fight it daily.

    Just a week or so ago a friend who makes dental appliances accidentally swallowed his. He ended up in the hospital and they had to surgically remove it. Painful in many areas, but he did lose a few pounds. I am grateful that something like that did not happen to me and hope it doesn’t happen to you.

  14. The thing about Pokemon Go is that it’s getting people off their…sofas…and outside and talking to each other. I have a number of friends of all ages who are playing and having a great time. One young man even took “pictures” of several Pokemon in my back yard and sent to me. Made me laugh! 🙂

  15. Jackie, apparently a company related to Google has taken characters from older video games and combined a smart phone related game with Google’s mapping. The game makes the creatures appear on your phone screen when you point the camera at an area where they are supposed to be. That’s as much as I know or want to know about it. I never played the original game either.

  16. There is one in Muskogee, OK just north of me. Music, movies, games, gift ware and books. The last of its type before Tulsa which means we probably have bookstores in Tulsa and Oklahoma City now.

  17. GM Debbe
    A little late – computer went down last night.

    ?”The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you
    can never know if they are genuine.”
    -Abraham Lincoln

  18. Jackie

    “Yes, we should not be in a rush to end 2016 because after that comes 2017 and 2018 and 2019.”
    Life is passing fast enough as it is.
    “Life is like a roll of toilet paper — The closer the end the faster it goes.”

    I have a hard enough time dealing with real reality – I don’t need to deal with
    virtual reality.

    Keep at the re-hab Charlotte.

  19. Jackie, no, they rescued two men in California who fell off a cliff while doing the Pokemon thing. But when I read it both were alive and in hospital.

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