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Old 05-16-2015, 01:35 PM
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Took a lil Nap, after waking up at the insane, pre-dawn hour of 3:30 or so. I think I'm turning into one of those Geezers I read about eons ago who need only ~5 hours of Sleep/night. Beats that post-Baseball Bat workover feeling of drinking myself into Blackout, however. So, I'll take it. Had some Chocolate Cake we're still workin' from my Birthday a few days ago. Away now to the Dog Park...

Lept up this morning and cleaned the unfinished Basement so it'll show better during pending House Sale Activities. Taped up/repaired some shiny, reflective Insulation covering the Walls that had gotten funk_ee. Metal Duct Tape is about all I use these days. Dared to scootch out the Freezer and Vacuum 'back there'. Not bad at all, actually. Once Da wife popped up and outta Bed, I vacuumed the entire House. Clean makes it.

We bought the 1st Gen of pliable Roller Skate Wheels back in the late'70s, and cruised all around on Roller Skates. Good fun, especially when on Vacay at SoCal Beaches. You can cover a lot of ground. I taught myself to stand up on the front Wheels, and the front Stop, in a 'tripod' configuration. You can flat out 'run' on the Stops from a standing start, and really get up to speed in a few steps. We were skinny Hippies back then. I always thought that would be another good name for a Band: 'The Skinny Hippies'. The Album Cover below speaks to the times back then. Reminds me of our imaginary Fraternity in College: 'I Felta Thi'. Ba dum bump!

A pending Novel - 'The Romantic Adventures of Grande Sombrero' - brings to Mind this Tune about - um - age differences in 'Relationships'. BS, I was gonna chime in some weeks ago, and suggest you give that Side Squeeze you mentioned a whirl. However, I'm easing out of the Advice Bidness on here, for unknown reasons. Perhaps that's due to the quality of my Advice...-)

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Old 05-16-2015, 02:09 PM
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Cat number 2.... not so lucky. eew.....
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Old 05-16-2015, 02:49 PM
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Daughter downloaded the rules of the road thingy. She doesn't actually have a car yet so she has plenty of time.

She seems a bit evasive about what sort of car she's going to buy so possibly not taking her dads advice to get the sensible hatchback that she is used to and that I suggested she get

I saw a little girl wearing those roller shoes in the supermarket. She looked really cool zooming round the aisles.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:01 PM
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Quick hello to the saturday crowd... it got hot so after lunch I went fishing. It seem as though a thunderstorm is in the making. Or else there is a marching band coming up the street.Mrs is still taking her nap, I better get cooking something - burgers on the grill? With all the fixins.

How about a love song for your Saturday...

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Old 05-16-2015, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mecanix View Post
Stay strong BigS ,
Can you meet her somewhere less intimate than your roof garden ?
Thanks Mex - did just that. Met her for lunch at a local spot, we had a friendly chat. The conversation turned a bit serious near the end, but I did my best to keep it light. All in all not too bad. After lunch she went her way, and I went mine. Thanks for the support! I think I knew what the right thing to do was, but it was helpful to have somewhere to voice my concerns. Much appreciated.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:11 PM
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BigS... I wish I had your strength.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:17 PM
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This is hilarious! I love how the other bird looks like WTF are you doing? Takes a minute for the rock and roll bird to get going!

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Old 05-16-2015, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
Spoke with my youngest daughter a short while ago - is going to get a US drivers license. She already has an International driving permit but apparently the insurance is cheaper with a US License. Does anyone know what the test is like in Maryland?
I wouldn't worry, SAO. As long as she's a competent driver in the UK, she'll be okay in the States. She'll get to experience a trip to the DMV, which is a crazy little part of American culture that we all loathe and complain about. Most "tests" are comprised of a short written exam (What does this sign mean? , etc) and they are pretty easy. Then the driver's test behind the wheel with an instructor. As long as you drive as defensively and cautiously as possible (NO SHOWBOATING) and you can parallel park, you will pass the test. While the tests may vary state-by-state, I am sure that Maryland's test are very similar to the ones we've all taken.

I just took a driver's test in Illinois 1.5 years ago or so, because my license had expired. I passed with flying colors and was told by the instructor that I was the best driver she'd ever had. Seriously! She probably says that to everyone, but it didn't hurt that I was 38 years old and probably have a ton more driving experience than her normal students.

Driving here in Guatemala can be crazy. I got lost in Guatemala City this past Wednesday during rush hour...I can confirm this is indeed just as bad as you'd imagine. I somehow escaped the city after stopping to ask directions three times at a mechanic's shop, a gas station, and two guys driving a Pepsi delivery truck.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:24 PM
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Glad you made it BigS.

Sorry about cat2 Weas. Bummer. I'd rather pick up cat barf than clean my husband's detritus out of the nooks and crannies in our bedroom. So far I've found an empty beer can and a crack pipe: (

I'm here to remind myself why drinking at him right now is a BAD idea. Gorgeous day. Tons of stuff to get done around the house and he disappears. Comes home drunk. I get upset. He leaves because he needs a "breather" because I'm being mean to him.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:39 PM
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Thanks Art that was funny

I'm sure daughter will be fine too thanks BigS. She has been driving for five years mean enough and O City got to be easier than London.

She already has a 2nd job in a nightclub which is OK as she doesn't drink like her dad used to (and its not the Bada Bing or Hooters) Seems to be enjoying herself
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:42 PM
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:48 PM
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Thanks, Saoutchik. Today has been the Hardest with urges I've had in a long, long time.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:54 PM
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I get the wildflower thing. I thought it was going out and appreciating the bluebells. I see it's a music festival, i.e., drenched in booze with accompanying sweaty drunken crowds. I'd have skedaddled too.
It was still fun. Watched some local drummers jam, a circa type performance and there was a bit of art to look at. Definitely wanted to leave before it got crazy. I think large crowds of inebriated people are scary/dangerous. At home chilling with the husband, pig and pepper garden.
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I haven't seen it mentioned yet. But we do drive on the right side of the road here. Hot tip of the week,
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Glad you made it BigS.

Sorry about cat2 Weas. Bummer. I'd rather pick up cat barf than clean my husband's detritus out of the nooks and crannies in our bedroom. So far I've found an empty beer can and a crack pipe: (

I'm here to remind myself why drinking at him right now is a BAD idea. Gorgeous day. Tons of stuff to get done around the house and he disappears. Comes home drunk. I get upset. He leaves because he needs a "breather" because I'm being mean to him.
Ruby when you said "sorry about cat 2" I went from being sad about thinking Weasels cat died to laughter when I figured out it was about catching hair balls. Good laugh.
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Laughs are always good, gettingsmarter! The news of cat2's death are greatly exaggerated Though I'm sure Weas had a few choice words about picking up barf.

I'm so glad I can come here. It is a life saver. After telling me that he was sorry I had urges to drink but he had no control over that, Mr. Ruby went out again. Third time. I'm thinking he wants me to drink. I'm not gonna. I just have to do all the little things I did in the beginning when I had urges. Cleaning. May go for a walk but it's getting dark and I have to get daughter. Smoking more. This just stinks.
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Gosh Ruby...I'm sorry that you are going through all of that I as you know, drinking would make matters so much worse for you and your kids. Hang in there.
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Hey Ruby hang tough ,
remember sobriety come before a clean house , if you wanna sit on the sofa and eat ice cream it is allowed rather than drinking , as is pretty much anything to get through reasonably sane and completely sober . ..

You got the numbers of some of your AA friends if you need a chat yer ?
You got us too , keep on

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I haven't seen it mentioned yet. But we do drive on the right side of the road here. Hot tip of the week,
Now ya tell me........

swerve...crash!
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