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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:57 pm 
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Good on you lads, If you don't do it nobody else will.....

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I've been picking up litter for years.....

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:22 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:23 am 
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Milton Bradley wrote:
Last month I began a new practice of cleaning up the litter and trash on the first Sunday when taking my morning walks with fido. I walk half a mile to the south and then half a mile to the north and take an empty Altoids tin with me to put small litter in. I even pick up cigarette butts. Those things are loaded with toxic chemicals and take forever to break-down. Do animals mistakenly ingest them? I picked up the shattered remains of a plastic screw-off cap of a Pepsi bottle that was run over by a tire. May sound insignificant to even bother with, but every little bit helps. When micro plastics are a problem.

I changed my paradigm and thought of it as a kind of scavenger hunt. For what looks like useless things that you'd only find in a rat's nest. Bailing string from a load of hay, a beer can which got cut in half and flattened by a lawnmower, foil from a pack of cigarettes, and small rusted bits of scrap metal that fall off of the truck driven by the guy who hauls scrap metal but drives a little too quickly on bumpy roads. I want my immediate living area to be clean and look presentable, but at the same time I don't want to be "caught" picking up litter. That would only embolden the litterbugs if they saw some dummy picking up after them. But I'm only doing it once a month, so no problem. All I can do is lead by example.



We started doing that at the beach when we got done surfing back in the 70's and I continued to when time allowed until I moved north in '93... :arrow:

Now I pick-up Jellyfish... :mrgreen:


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Days are getting short, so my outdoors activity is delayed until we move the clocks. It gets warmer toward noon, so I need an assortment of clothing in the back seat of the car. Two stops, then groceries, then the last session of "concerto." I actually bought the course on CD (24? discs in Great Courses), used, so I can play all of the 1700s. I asked two class members if they covered Corelli and Handel. One was not sure who Corelli was. These are people who play Mozart and Beethoven on piano.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:18 am 
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Milton Bradley wrote:
Last month I began a new practice of cleaning up the litter and trash on the first Sunday when taking my morning walks with fido.

I do a lot of litter pickup in the parks near where I live. I typically haul out a shopping bag full of trash on my visits. There are several homeless camps along the river where the parks are so trash is plentiful. I have the utmost sympathy for these people, but I wish they would pick up after themselves. When the rains come and the river raises, entire camps full of trash get washed into the water. It's very disheartening/ironic when I'm standing there with my little bag of trash watching coolers, clothing, tents, tarps, you name it, bobbing in the water.... :|

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:31 pm 
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And the hits just keep on coming.....

Over the last few weeks one of my oldest and dearest friends, Cookie (Gail) the super chef has been making surprise appearances in on and around the cave and cooking up a storm, feeding us and a few random over-staying guests until we were all fit to burst. Predictably a fifty sevenish year old photograph of the two of us in kindergarten has been waved about, reigniting the discussion as to which of us has aged the least, a debate I've been on the losing end of for about the last twenty years.....

This morning a tearful Cookie turned up on the door step and returned our Deep Purple Made in Japan double lp, an album that, according to my records records, Cookie borrowed and later adopted very late on the evening of Saturday, March the 29th 1975.....

After a little probing Cookie finally let the cat out of the bag, she is terminally ill and my not make it too Christmas.....

If broken hearts are for assholes.....It's official, I'm an asshole.....

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:00 am 
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Very sorry to hear, amigo, sending love vibes for you, her and yours...

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Man that sucks Gray. Sounds like an awesome person.

Yesterday played a great round of golf with a new friend who is a retired Air Force Fighter Pilot (he's 48) (Flying Mirage 2000-5 jets). While on our round he got the call that he had been chosen as a Canadair Water Bomber pilot, which means he is one of the best pilots around.

I played a very windy 80.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:50 am 
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Very sorry to hear GG. :cry: My thoughts are with you.

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Sorry, GG. She sounds like a great person and friend.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:22 am 
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Grey may i offer some heart felt sadness for your friend Cookie and simultaneously send some positive vibes... :idea:


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Found out my landlord is a Trump supporter. He's telling me I should watch
Hannity, because he knows the "facts." He's going to put up a big Trump
sign outside, when it's election time. I'm going to be embarrassed to
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:18 am 
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Cheers lads.....

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:57 am 
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Sorry to hear that Grey...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:02 pm 
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Thanks BBP

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:46 pm 
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Bought a house...

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:13 pm 
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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
Bought a house...


That's a huge undetraking.
I'm jealous and scared of the whole process.
Congrats!

Never done it myself.
I need more room though that's for sure.

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That Sucks GG have a beer from me
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In the process every ripping all the music I have on CD to a new computer. Day 3!

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Today is the one year anniversary of the Camp Fire that destroyed most of the town I had worked and mostly lived in for the past 17 years. I’m not the most sentimental guy and prefer to look forward rather than back but thank you to the forum members that had well wishes for me after this event and in some cases even gifted me with FZ CDs to help me rebuild my collection. Pre-fire, the Town of Paradise had a population of 27,000. Now it’s estimated there are 4-5,000. Like many of the evacuees I have finally settled in the neighboring City of Chico which basically saw its population grow from 92,000 to 112,000 overnight.

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Glad to hear your optimistic outlook KU, hang in there and come bye for dinner or lunch or linner some time... :idea:


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KU, good to know you're getting settled in. Can't begin to imagine what this past year has been like for you. Keep your head up sir, you should be proud of all you've overcome.

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cory1984 wrote:
KU, good to know you're getting settled in. Can't begin to imagine what this past year has been like for you. Keep your head up sir, you should be proud of all you've overcome.

Not proud. Just tired.


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I imagined a fantasy band (for this example called "Grand Finale" comprised of the last surviving original members of earlier groups.

On drums - From the Spider From Mars: Mick Woodmansey
bass -representing The Band of Gypsys: Billy Cox
lead guitar - From Cream: Eric Clapton
2nd guitar - From Lynyrd Skynrd: Gary Rossington
lead vocals- representing The Stooges: Iggy Pop

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KUIII wrote:
I’m not the most sentimental guy and prefer to look forward rather than back but thank you to the forum members that had well wishes for me after this event and in some cases even gifted me with FZ CDs to help me rebuild my collection.

i can relate to this 100%.
you and other folks here really helped me get through a rough patch after our house fire.
there's good peoples here.
well..... aside from that one guy who comes here, argues like a 5th grader hyped up on S.O.D.'s speak english or die, gets banned, and comes back only to get banned again, and again, and again.

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