MORE random stuff about your day

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 10 Nov 2018, 16:54

I woke up this morning and went onto Facebook, which I rarely do during the weekend. The first post I see is from erstwhile BCBer, Bixhenry, announcing that his wife is going to die shortly from cancer and how he had to tell his kids their mom won't be around anymore - he has twins.

I've met Willie a few times, and he's good friends with Hatz and Davey. The second time I met him, he brought both his babies (they aren't anymore) to a jolly up in a stroller and I helped lift it to make room for him and the kids.

I brilliant musician and super nice guy, I messaged him this morning to tell him how I felt for him. I can't imagine having to tell my kids something like that and the couple's and family's photos on Facebook always looked so joyous.

My son woke up and asked why I was crying and told him why.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 11 Nov 2018, 00:11

Wow, that's brutal John. I've hung with Bix a few times too and echo your feelings. My heart goes out to him and his family.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Nov 2018, 20:05

Here's the difference between 35 and 55. After shooting hoops, I'd finish up by jumping from a standing start on picnic or lunch tables at the park, 10-15 times.

Now, I only do the bench, barely making 10.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Nov 2018, 16:15

Video of family driving away from their home in wildfire.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Nov 2018, 19:38

An email message from our database guy this morning.

"Well the update is all of my family made it out alive and that’s the most important thing, but most lost everything… Only two houses left out of about 20 house that that belonged to either family or considered close enough to be called extended family."
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Nov 2018, 22:01

Listen to this story, about 3:20 in.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Nov 2018, 16:07

God help us. My daughter just forwarded an email to me and her mom telling her that she made it to the second round of MTV's Real World auditions.

I didn't even know the show was around anymore.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Count Machuki » 14 Nov 2018, 16:10

sloopjohnc wrote:God help us. My daughter just forwarded an email to me and her mom telling her that she made it to the second round of MTV's Real World auditions.

I didn't even know the show was around anymore.


:shock:

If she makes it, try to finagle your way onto the set and shout out "BCB for life, son" and throw up the BCB hand signal.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Nov 2018, 16:22

Count Machuki wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:God help us. My daughter just forwarded an email to me and her mom telling her that she made it to the second round of MTV's Real World auditions.

I didn't even know the show was around anymore.


:shock:

If she makes it, try to finagle your way onto the set and shout out "BCB for life, son" and throw up the BCB hand signal.


What set do I claim? YY or NDL?
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Nov 2018, 16:20

It's been a week since the fire started up north and the air is as hazy and bad as it was when it started. Two local universities are shutting down the rest of the week because of the air quality.

Every night when I log onto Facebook, two or three people from my hometown are showing photos of their parents or grandparents who they still haven't heard from.

Paradise, the city that burned down, is a popular retirement location for people in the Bay Area. My own great aunt and uncle moved there after they retired. They're long dead, but the majority of missing are between the ages of 60 to 80.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 15 Nov 2018, 18:59

As Sacramento shares a valley with the northern fire, I've seen air quality numbers from 175 to 300 in my area. Normal would be <50. :o The smoke is also acting like cloud cover so it's been holding the outdoor temp down as well. I have been staying inside and feeling a little cabin fever. Rebecca is in Oaxaca so she's missed this though it will be part of her welcome home on Saturday. I asked her if she had eaten any interesting foods while there. Answer:grasshoppers and a smoothie like beverage made with corn and chocolate. :shock:

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Count Machuki » 15 Nov 2018, 19:20

We're going to Colombia next week! Cali & Medellin. Can't wait.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Nov 2018, 21:59

Six String wrote:As Sacramento shares a valley with the northern fire, I've seen air quality numbers from 175 to 300 in my area. Normal would be <50. :o The smoke is also acting like cloud cover so it's been holding the outdoor temp down as well.


Same here.

They cancelled my son's school for tomorrow. The funny thing is he'll probably be outside riding bikes and goofing off instead.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Nov 2018, 22:00

Count Machuki wrote:We're going to Colombia next week! Cali & Medellin. Can't wait.


Bring a lil sumthin' sumthin' back.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Minnie Mincepie » 16 Nov 2018, 01:28

I came for a quiet drink before my guitar lesson. I’m sat here and the local ‘school of rock’ all teenagers, are warming up for a show they are doing. They are all in striped t shirts, are excitable, and are all flopping forward as if they are doing Shakespearean rep and going ‘hmmmmm mwah mwah hmmm mwah’ and breathing in and out laboriously. There are what looks like nine guitars and a the boy on sax has a fringe so long he can taste it. The girl at the front looks like she has freshly self harmed and has her arms folded.

I might get another beer.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Minnie Mincepie » 16 Nov 2018, 01:31

Also,I am surrounded by Proud Parents.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Hightea » 16 Nov 2018, 03:43

Had to cancel going to my clients silent auction tonight and it still took
3 hours to go 17 miles damn snow
Also couldn't get up a hill in my subaru had to slide backwards to spin around not a good ride home.
happy to be home and having a glass of wine

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Samoan » 16 Nov 2018, 11:29

My Winter Jasmine is coming into bloom.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 16 Nov 2018, 16:29

Samoan wrote:My Winter Jasmine is coming into bloom.


That's always nice.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 16 Nov 2018, 16:30

56 confirmed dead and 631 dead and missing from fire.

In Sacramento, where Six String lives, the air quality is officially "hazardous."
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