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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Minnie the Minx » 30 Oct 2019, 17:32

We had an appointment to get my US passport today. I didn’t know what to write in the ‘hair colour’ box and I said ‘do I write the colour that it was at birth or the colour that it is now?’ She said ‘whatever colour it will be when you travel’ which seems a bizarre thing to say.
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Postby Flower » 30 Oct 2019, 18:59

I can tell you from experience that it's better to put down the color that your hair will be when using the passport. I was born with blonde hair which turned to medium brown as I grew older. I have changed my hair color many times but. I always use brown as my hair color on my passport. I was pulled aside once because I had blonde hair, the customs officer was a woman, so she just asked if I had dyed my hair and I answered with a truthful "YES" and it wasn't an issue.

My best friend's father was a high ranking customs official and the best advice that he gave me was that if anyone in customs asks you a question to always tell the truth.
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Postby Six String » 30 Oct 2019, 20:15

Minnie the Minx wrote:Also, I don’t know if you have pictures in your attic but you and Rebecca don’t look any older than you did in 2010! What’s the secret?


Must be the wine and the (mostly) healthy eating. :D

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Postby Six String » 30 Oct 2019, 20:28

Home sweet home. We passed the 5,000 mile mark about 15 miles from my house. House is 58 F. Brrrr. Had to open the windows to get some warm air in the house. Air is a bit smoky here, no doubt from the Kincaid fire in Sonoma. :(

A couple of loose things I forgot.
In Tuscon we were finding our way to a coffee shop and drove passed a "gentlemen's" club and when we turned the corner we saw the real No Tell Motel. :lol:

In the breakfast place in Yucca Valley they had some words of wisdom framed around the room. Like "Wouldn't it be wonderful to be like a pair of boots. The older you get the better you feel." Then there was "If you want a stable relationship, get a horse." And finally, "If my horse doesn't like you I probably won't either." :)

@Minnie Road trips can be fun as long as you don't drive too much each day (about five hours worked for us). Better to not do one day stops like we frequently did unless you have a destination of decent length to get to. We were pretty good at hauling everything in and out of the car so much but it is a bit tiring. Bring food and wine to dine in the room as sometimes you might end up in a place that has poor food choices. Sometimes you're tired and don't want to bother going somewhere to eat.

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Postby Hightea » 31 Oct 2019, 03:35

Typical have an uneventful drive home it's only 15 miles. However, tonight there was a little traffic and some blowhard decides to cut me off but they are so bad at weaving thru traffic that I kept passing them so they ended up cutting me off not once but 3 times. I gave them the finger and they were laughing at me. Oddly they got off at my exit and ended up in the same supermarket parking lot as me. They are so lucky they didn't get the 10 year ago me, their car would have been keyed. They did have a red sox sticker on the back so I ripped a piece off. :lol:

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Postby Six String » 31 Oct 2019, 16:09

I went down to the cider house last night for my first karaoke performance. It's a new event started after I left on our trip so my first opportunity. It was a blast! One of the women was trying to get a friend to come down for it and he was resisting until she sent a video of me singing China Girl. He showed up soon after and did a really good version of an Elton John song I didn't know. I was really impressed as it was very "wordy." I opened with Gram Parson's Sin City (following a young woman's modern pop song I couldn't name with a gun to my head). Later it was Bowie's song and I finished the night with Highway To Hell. I will definitely be back next week and I might even practice a song though it seems more fun to just do them off the cuff. My first choice was Velevet Guitar by Alejandro Escovedo but the YT version of karaoke they are using didn't have it. :( Besides it seems one gets a better response if the crowd knows the song. It's hard being hip. :)

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Postby Flower » 01 Nov 2019, 11:29

Halloween decorations are down and put away. I usually keep them up for All Saints Day but it's very windy, even the pillows on our balcony porch swing were being blown about last night.
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Postby Six String » 01 Nov 2019, 16:40

We're going to a Dias de los Muertos party a friend throws every year. Last year we danced till midnight.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Nov 2019, 16:50

We got two trick or treaters.
TWO!
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Postby Six String » 02 Nov 2019, 17:29

Another fantastic party at our friend's house with lots of great food, libations and music. She always has one of the top djs in town running the dance program. We danced for hours with little rest and left the party totally exhausted but happy. Maybe now I can recuperate from the trip.....

I'm organizing a slide show of our trip at Two Rivers Cider with the owner for next week. Hopefully it won't be too boring.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 03 Nov 2019, 17:41

The weather is PERFECT at the minute. Christ, if it could be like this all year. We decided to do the hour and a half walk to one of our favourite eating spots and it was rammed at 9am. The motor racing is on at the minute so the place was full of out of town wankers talking shite. There was an hour long wait for food so we sat in the splendid sunshine and read and watched dogs. We walked away from the place in our chunky jumpers, coffees in hand like proper Autumn wankers.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 04 Nov 2019, 14:06

I saw Chunky Jumpers open for the Blues Explosion back in '95.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 05 Nov 2019, 13:53

Bonfire night tonight and Baron has cooked one of his legendary pies. We've got baked beans and a gallon of mushy peas waiting to get heated up, and piles of garlic bread. Got cider, Kriek Lambic, red wine, and piles of wood gathered up from the yard and local parks. And before all this, for the first time in the US, I VOTE!
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Postby Six String » 05 Nov 2019, 16:36

Minnie the Minx wrote:Bonfire night tonight and Baron has cooked one of his legendary pies. We've got baked beans and a gallon of mushy peas waiting to get heated up, and piles of garlic bread. Got cider, Kriek Lambic, red wine, and piles of wood gathered up from the yard and local parks. And before all this, for the first time in the US, I VOTE!


Sounds like quite a night.

I'm having a good friend over for dinner tonight and will force him to look at my vacation pictures afterwards. :)

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Postby Flower » 06 Nov 2019, 13:57

One of our cats, carried down from the third floor, our missing cat's favorite toy. Maybe it's a sign that Possum the cat will soon be home. Fingers crossed and prayers said.

Some sun this morning too.
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Postby Flower » 07 Nov 2019, 21:53

I need chicken soup.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Nov 2019, 14:00

It’s Friday and later we’re going to see Robyn motherfucking Hitchcock!
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Postby Six String » 08 Nov 2019, 17:43

Last night we had our usual secret jam session after trivia at Two Rivers, my first since I got back from my trip. It was good playing with my friends again. They started pulling out their instruments before the last set of ten questions even finished.

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Postby Flower » 09 Nov 2019, 00:25

Spent a good part of the day raking leaves. Every time I went outside, there were more on the lawn and sidewalk. I think that the worse is over, I cleaned out the gutters on the balcony level but will get service to come when all the leaves have left the trees and do the entire house.

I also cut my (cat)mint and brought it inside to dry. All three cats (except the missing cat, Possum, who is still missing) started to chew and rub in the mint. One cat started racing around the house, tossing her toys in the air, her fur even smells of the mint.
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Postby Jimbo » 09 Nov 2019, 13:19

My wife and I were watching a Stevie Ray Vaughan doc on TV when the Allman Brothers were mentioned as an influence. It was then I wondered and I asked my wife how Duane Allman had died and without any hesitation she said, "He dwowned."
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