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Old 08-15-2018, 01:57 AM
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Good luck, Vinny!
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by STDragon View Post
Quiet thread today. Finishing up my 666th sober day. Off to bed shortly.....
Thanks for the tune Bimini.
Way to go Dragon!
Been super busy the last few days and itís Wed night and Iím off to bed, night everyone , hopefully I get more sleep tonight, itís been a bit elusive lately
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
Btw it is my birthday today - 58. Good grief!
Happy birthday Sao. Thatís what I thought when I turned 50, but then I figured itís just a number, plenty of life left in here still
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:11 AM
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Good night, Willow!
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:34 AM
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Good night, Willow!
Goodnight Gilmer x
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:49 AM
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Happy Birthday Sao, your only a couple of years ahead of me.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:50 AM
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:56 AM
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Did anyone happen to see Episode 7 (season 6) of Amazing Race Canada? It was aired last night and took place in Winnipeg...
https://www.ctv.ca/The-Amazing-Race-...ime-vid1405348
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:34 AM
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Happy Birthday, Sao. You don't look a day over - wait, there's no way to politely finish that sentence.

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Old 08-15-2018, 04:59 AM
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I need to go fishing this evening....
Patience.
Around here the country folks say if you're too busy to go fishing, then you're too busy!
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:04 AM
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It's smokey here. I guess maybe if you're from CA you're used to this, but it's alarming. Remember Olive from Weekenders? Her indoor smoke alarm went off, and she figures it is from this. I stayed inside almost all day yesterday other than the grocery store...have to make some kind of plan - I get cabin fever pretty quickly in my little place. Maybe the mall. Or the library. One day and I already miss my walk. I guess I could go to the indoor pool.

One of the Canadians over on Myfitnesspal said,

Okanagan here and it is just disgusting out. Back to the treadmill this morning instead of running outside. Did a half on Sunday, but a brief shower seemed to clear the air before it. At least it wasn't hot.

Need you guys to build a wall so the smoke can't get across the border........
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:45 AM
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Btw it is my birthday today - 58. Good grief!


dearest Sao.
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Congrats, Dragon! Your song is groovy!

Happy Birthday Sao!

Hope you get the chance to go fising, Vman.....very cool pics!
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Hey Purple girl.....big big thank you for looking after me this past week....time diff I guess I keep getting your messages after I go to bed. We will catch up today I hope...you too Gil honey.

And willow.....you are gold ponyboy. ♥♥♥♥
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:21 AM
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This song came to mind. I remember the song, no idea what the lyrics mean.

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I love that song dearest bim....my older sister was mad about Deep Purple.
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Nick is alive and sober and in a hotel.

I am beyond grateful....also pretty glad that I had it wrong about him being with his ex. He wants to do this thing now....he wants to be sober and healthy and really give himself a proper chance at being the guy he knows he is.

I am safe. And much smarter than I used to be....one day at a time.
I hope he can get well.
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According to the interwebz, "Smoke on the Water" lyrics can be attributed to:

Q. Which of the following contributions did Claude Nobs make to rock and roll?

A. Carried teenagers through broken glass to escape the Frank Zappa concert fire that inspired Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water.”

B. Persuaded Deep Purple not to scrap “Smoke on the Water” and is the reason for its inclusion among the rest of the Machine Head tracks recorded in Montreux, Switzerland.

C. Founded the Montreux Jazz Festival.

D. All of the above.

If you answered “D,” you’re right. Five years prior to the fire that reduced the Montreux Casino to rubble in 1971 – an event described in the lyrics to Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” – Nobs founded the Montreux Jazz Festival, which is still held annually deep among the snow-capped mountains of his hometown. The festival has become internationally beloved and is now, in its 44th year, running through this Saturday along the shore of Lake Geneva.

Nobs vividly remembers the day the fire began at the Frank Zappa concert he had organized. Deep Purple had come to town to record their next album at the Montreux Casino. Staying in a hotel across the water from the venue, the band watched in horror as it caught fire and burned to the ground after a Zappa fan fired a flare gun into its opulent ceiling. Nobs not only rescued concertgoers from the blaze, but also helped Deep Purple regroup afterwards, offering them a new place to record and informing what would become their biggest hit. From the side stage of most every Montreux concert of note, he has changed the course of rock and roll. As he himself says, “I wanted to be a guitar player, but I found out very quickly I was not good enough for it. So I said, ‘Maybe I can do a festival. I can do something more interesting for the crowd than try to be a guitar player.’”

?I Was There?: Claude Nobs?s True Story Behind ?Smoke on the Water?
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My sister knows....I can ask her.
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That song was lots of fun, Dragon!
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