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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 6:20 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 8:03 pm 
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You're a big help. Thanks. :P


Oh, you need help? This is the thread for you-

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 10:06 pm 
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KUIII wrote:
You're a big help. Thanks. :P


Oh, you need help? This is the thread for you-

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=13180&start=425

Oh my gosh! You are THE Calvin, from Calvin's Advice Corner??? I am so embarrassed. Please forgive me, i didn't recognize you and here i am your biggest fan all acting a fool. I get so flustered when I'm around celebrities. Oh please, oh please, oh please, would you come out of retirement and start answering questions again, because I really need a lot of help?!


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 4:17 pm 
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How's it goin' tonight, Philo?


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 4:58 pm 
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It's going good. 9 and a half hour work day, and now I'm cooking dinner for Malachi and myself. Life won't get me down until it takes me down. Thanks for asking downer!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:39 pm 
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What's goin' on , Philo?


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My my my...aren't we all just a bundle of problems, Bonny is young enough to be the last Fan standing unless she keeps riding that bike of hers...it's going to do you in girl... :mrgreen:

Philo I feel for you and can only thank my lucky stars that something hadn't got me in the 80's. I knew several people who died from AIDS, being from LA that problem spread like wild fire there in those days. Most of the people I knew got it from intravenous drug use, thankfully I never got into that... :!:

I salute you Sir for your strength and dedication to the things that are important in life and will visit your thread regularly. I apologize for not coming here sooner, but I have been a little busy wallowing in my own world of disaster…time to get into more threads again and yours has helped me see that, so thank you... :idea:


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What's goin' on , Philo?


Just doing some packing tonight. I have tomorrow off, so I can get my son ready to fly to New York for his mom's annual 5 weeks visitation. His flight leaves Nashville Saturday morning at 9:30. Planning on meeting up with Grimpoteuthis for a brunch after we drop Malachi off at the airport. Looking forward to meeting one of our fellow forum members. :)

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My my my...aren't we all just a bundle of problems, Bonny is young enough to be the last Fan standing unless she keeps riding that bike of hers...it's going to do you in girl... :mrgreen:

Philo I feel for you and can only thank my lucky stars that something hadn't got me in the 80's. I knew several people who died from AIDS, being from LA that problem spread like wild fire there in those days. Most of the people I knew got it from intravenous drug use, thankfully I never got into that... :!:

I salute you Sir for your strength and dedication to the things that are important in life and will visit your thread regularly. I apologize for not coming here sooner, but I have been a little busy wallowing in my own world of disaster…time to get into more threads again and yours has helped me see that, so thank you... :idea:


No apologies necessary Plook. I salute you for your strength. You are an inspiration to me. Thank you!

There is only one way I can look at it. I could have died in '88. Then, I wouldn't have my wonderful son.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:18 pm 
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Great seeing you today man! Hope you had a safe drive home.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:22 pm 
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Great meeting you too Grimpoteuthis! The drive home was ok. The 18 wheeler traffic on I-40 seemed really heavy today though. Usually, once you get out of the Nashville area it's not too bad. But, it was heavy all the way to Exit 108 today. Thanks for finding the good place to eat too! I enjoyed it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:16 pm 
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Did you both have red carnations in the lapel?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:09 am 
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No. They were fucking pink. Red? What the fuck man. :P

By the way. If I'm ever in the UK, we can meet for brunch too. You can pick the color of the flowers then. :wink:

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"By the way. If I'm ever in the UK, we can meet for brunch too."
Sure thing - I'll buy too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:36 am 
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If my mom's there, you won't have to worry about the check. She picked up the tab. I told Grimpo there was no need in arguing with her. When my grandfather was alive, my dad and him used to almost fist fight over who was going to pay the check when we went out to eat as a family.

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For the single dads out here:

"Some men raise their children on their own, but (my father) was the less heroic type."
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Thank you BBP! I usually enjoy the first couple of weeks when he goes to New York for the summer. This 4th year is different though. I've developed such a great bond with my son over the last year, that I miss him already. It's going to be a long 5 weeks this year. :(

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Thank you BBP! I usually enjoy the first couple of weeks when he goes to New York for the summer. This 4th year is different though. I've developed such a great bond with my son over the last year, that I miss him already. It's going to be a long 5 weeks this year. :(



Philo you know he's coming back, so take some me time and enjoy it, you'll be back in the game before you know it (when you get older as you know 5 weeks is a wink of the eye)... :idea:

Glad to see you guys took a page from “Plook on Tour” and met up for a meal...you know Terri came up with that idea.

I challenge all former members to meet a fellow Zappa Freak when they can to share a common meal together, once you break bread with someone you have taken a friendship to a higher level and that is a good thing.


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(when you get older as you know 5 weeks is a wink of the eye)... :idea:

Glad to see you guys took a page from “Plook on Tour” and met up for a meal...you know Terri came up with that idea.

I challenge all former members to meet a fellow Zappa Freak when they can to share a common meal together, once you break bread with someone you have taken a friendship to a higher level and that is a good thing.


5 weeks is a wink of an eye. It happens somewhere between 20 and 30 years of age. Thanks for the reminder bro!

Terri was very astute with her idea. I enjoyed meeting Grimpo, and he helped me see something about my situation in a way I haven't looked at it from before.

I also challenge forum members to break bread together too. I hope I get to meet you Plook before my demise. That would be cool. 8)

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Don't talk about demise, Philo. Makes me sad somehow. I would like to meet some of the forum members as well.

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Aye I can't agree more! It's great to meet up. Next time it's on me (no matter who/what).

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I was asked in Plook's thread about my health situation, and I didn't feel like ruining the beautiful tribute to Terri on his thread. For those truly concerned, here it is. For those wishing to pass moral judgment over my lifestyle, please stop reading now. I've been through all the what ifs of this situation, and have beat myself up enough. I'm over that now though.

In 1988, I was in a serious car accident. I required a blood transfusion. The person who saved my life also shortened it. This was before testing of donated blood for Hepatitis C, so I received a good dose of Hep C.

I have a Jimmy Carl Black love for beer. Just like Zappa's love of coffee. Years of drinking beer on a compromised liver have left me in a "not so good state". I'm not on death's door yet, but I did torch my liver.

When my ex-wife found out about this wonderful situation, she decided that the "sickness and health" part of our marriage agreement was null and void. So, I paid $5,000 to an excellent attorney, and obtained full custody of him. Except for the 5 weeks every summer he goes to New York to see her.

So, that's it in a nutshell. I have 2 things on my bucket list. Try to collect as much Zappa as I can, and see my son turn 18. Other than that, I'm good.

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no moral judgment from me. make the best of it, philo. 8)

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A lot of people in the late 80's were unknowing victims of this same situation deuce. I do want to clarify something. It was about 20 years before I found out I had this disease. I wasn't just sitting around killing beers knowing that I was committing a slow suicide.


Back in the 70's & 80's I had 5 back surgeries. I didn't find out until 2002 that I most likely have some form of hepatitis or hep-c, which is a misnomer. (blood in urine gave it away) So now, I drink a few beers on the weekends and once in awhile at a concert. No drinking at home or during the week and never hard liquor. I quit completely for 5 years, had a liver biopsy and the docs were shocked I was still producing t-cells and platelets and all that good shit. I wasn't even offered a spot on the transplant list. Fuckers thought I was a drug, dope smokin' addict who was still drinking and gonna drop at any second. Not a "good candidate". I was profiled by assholes who played god and thought I wasn't worth saving is what happened. I'm basically healthy and have a clean colon too! I've always taken Saw Palmento, Milk Thistle, the right vitamins, herbs and supplements and I eat right with no red meats and lots of greens. My mom was a vitamin freak and passed it on to me. Everything in moderation though is key. The liver specialist asked me if I've ever turned yellow, they acted like I was gonna check out any moment. They're all full of shit! 80-90% percent of Americans have some kind of hepatitis from blood transfusions. If you had an operation before 2000, you most likely have some sort of form of that disease. They just call it hep-c. It's just a catch all phrase for all that group of stuff they haven't figured out yet. I might have hep-z, which, with being a ZappaFreak is more likely. I'm going to live to be 120 or so, I can see it. I've always pictured myself as a cool old Ben Franklin kinda guy ever since I was a teen. I have no problem with it either. The docs do! I was told by numerous docs I'd be in a wheelchair by the time I was 35 when I busted my back at 15. They didn't think I'd ever walk. A month later I was up. I'll be 60 this year and can out dance all you Mo-Fo's! What do docs know? Not freakin' much man. I do have a twisted back (scoliosis) that I hide well and it always hurts but years of pain make you get to where you can take it more than mere humans can. I look and feel healthy, so I get no respect from the docs or uneducated folks when I am having a painful spasm or my spinal cord nerve starts trippin' out. I did hook up with a pain clinic with a doc that's also become a friend about 20yrs. ago. He likes Zappa a lot too. Even saw DZpZ when they played here and took his wife! The other docs forget to tell you that the liver is an amazing organ that can rejuvenate itself given the chance. I gave it a chance is all and I feel pretty damn good for being told I might have 3- 5 years before total liver failure back in '02. I don't plan on going gently into that good night and I'll never walk towards any fuckin' light! That's the wrong way bro'! So start giving yourself a break, don't believe the docs, believe in yourself and eat right. I also believe that you can project yourself into the future as time is nothing but continuous motion. Ya just hop on board and try not to dump your ride. Like riding a bike, just go out and live like your like your fine and start believing it. Some lifestyle changes are always happening, so go with the flow but float, don't let it drown you. And worrying about it all the time will just give you ulcers and high blood pressure. Life's great and full of neat surprises... like me and cal. Right cal? I'm sick with worry about his toe too! Where the Maalox? :mrgreen:
Well I hope ya got the idea anyway, don't let the bastards get you down, cause they don't know fer sure either what's really gonna happen. They just think they do. That and they're goddamn god complex can really kill a person.
Good luck to you Philo bro'! :wink: 8)

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Thank you Lumpy Gravy! That means a lot to me. 8)

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I have much to discuss with you, but it will have to wait until the weekend. I have an ISO audit tomorrow and Friday, so I'll be pulling 10+ hour days the rest of the week. Thanks for your post bro! 8)

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Thank you Lumpy Gravy! That means a lot to me. 8)

KK
I have much to discuss with you, but it will have to wait until the weekend. I have an ISO audit tomorrow and Friday, so I'll be pulling 10+ hour days the rest of the week. Thanks for your post bro! 8)



The good old 9000 audit, that's when you make your warehouse and data base look better than it ever did... :mrgreen:


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Philostopher wrote:
Thank you Lumpy Gravy! That means a lot to me. 8)

KK
I have much to discuss with you, but it will have to wait until the weekend. I have an ISO audit tomorrow and Friday, so I'll be pulling 10+ hour days the rest of the week. Thanks for your post bro! 8)

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