MORE random stuff about your day

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Flower » 23 Oct 2019, 11:24

I promised my neighbor that I would go with her to her cancer treatment this morning. This backs up my day, work and all else but what can you do? Now, she''s complaining that she's bored. I tell her that if can read (she can barely use a computer and doesn't want one at home) you'll never be bored but she tells me that "she doesn't read books" ... So anyone who knows me, knows that remarks like this ... just drive me insane.

I'm beginning to believe that her meds are also making her "off" in some ways. Yesterday, she insisted that our home, my husband bought it from blueprints and was the one to buy in this development) was the model home and she picked out her colors while sitting in our house. Not true. I wonder if she's in the early stages of dementia and if I should say something to her kids and/or doctor?

Oh well .. no good deed goes unpunished.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Minnie the Minx » 23 Oct 2019, 12:27

I hope between her cancer treatments and deteriorating cognitive state she has time to reflect on how she’s messed up your day!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Flower » 23 Oct 2019, 12:38

Minnie the Minx wrote:I hope between her cancer treatments and deteriorating cognitive state she has time to reflect on how she’s messed up your day!


That's not my point, I was explaining and not complaining .. but .. sorry if it was unclear to you. I feel for this woman or i won't help BUT sometimes it gets overwhelming for the carer .. this woman has two grown children with families who don't do much, if anything for her.

Just some random stuff about my day.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Samoan » 23 Oct 2019, 12:47

Are you high ?

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Flower » 23 Oct 2019, 12:56

No .. Are you?
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Samoan » 23 Oct 2019, 12:56

No.

I did wonder as you seem to have a colourful outlook on life.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Flower » 23 Oct 2019, 13:09

Samoan wrote:No.

I did wonder as you seem to have a colourful outlook on life.


Your respond bewilders me .. but then again, as do your many snipes at me.

I don't expect everyone to like or agree with me. Enjoy your snipes, I don't have the time.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Samoan » 23 Oct 2019, 13:15

Flower wrote:
Samoan wrote:No.

I did wonder as you seem to have a colourful outlook on life.


Your respond bewilders me .. but then again, as do your many snipes at me.

I don't expect everyone to like or agree with me. Enjoy your snipes, I don't have the time.

If you perceive anyone to be sniping, that's entirely your prerogative.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 23 Oct 2019, 23:35

We left Austin this mornng after two relaxing days with Minnie and the Baron and have arrived in Fort Stockton, TX. I thought Abilene was a wasteland and it is but FS has redefined the word. Having said that we really enjoyed driving between Austin and beyond Fredricksburg as the Baron mentioned. We saw signs for several microbreweries and a few distilleries including a rum producer. :o There were so many winery signs on the road that we slowed down a bit to be able to read the names of the establishments. Beautiful rolling hills everywhere and Fredricksburg looked like a very charming fown. I wish it had been further from Austin as we didn't want to stop after only driving an hour of a 340 mile day. There's a statue of a large roadrunner in the "historic" part of Fort Stockton we will try to visit before we leave.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Dr. Baron » 23 Oct 2019, 23:44

You could always pop down the road to Fort Davis, which might have a thing or two going for it!

Primarily, the Hotel Limpia’s courtyard, methinks.

https://www.hotellimpia.com/

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 24 Oct 2019, 03:22

Full disclosure: we have recalibrated our opinion on Fort Stockton. After dinner we got our picture with the giant roadrunner near downtown and then went downtown. It was grim to the brim besides this couple driving by the roadrunner on an orange Harley Davidson. What wasn't abandoned looked sadly under valued. It might as well have been a ghost town. Then, we heard some music emanating from a bar. We circled around and my ears confirmed it was a live band, on a Wednesday night mind you. We parked, I grabbed my cowboy hat and we entered the establishment which was featuring The Buzzards from Sanderson. The couple on the orange Harley went by. Are we in a Jim Jarmusch movie? They were servng local wines so when in Rome......unfortunately the band was finishing up so we only heard two songs but that was enough for us to put on our dancng shoes and boogey. They played Johnny's Folsom Prison Blues and Merle's Working Man Blues to finish out the night. We met a local couple and Ray grew up in Terlinggua, our next stop. He warned us it had become gentrified and told us about the graveyard which has some of his relatives is now featured on a t-shirt. Apparently the Starlight Theatre where I'm hoping to play tomorrow used to be the general store back in the day.

Driving around town really did feel like a movie setting for a noir film but we found life in a little bar on the corner and we lived to tell about it.

Sorry for the long post. It was too weird to edit anything out.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Charlie O. » 24 Oct 2019, 04:10

Not long at all, that was great!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby The Prof » 24 Oct 2019, 10:26

I'm sure I saw a trailer for a "reality show" on C4 or C5 where UK contestants are sent abroad and have to illegally smuggle themselves back into the UK again.
Highly tasteless but even more so in light of recent events.
However I can't see any trace of it now so I guess it's been pulled from the entire network.

Unless I dreamt the whole thing.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Flower » 24 Oct 2019, 13:33

Starting to rain ...
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Minnie the Minx » 24 Oct 2019, 14:48

It was lovely having Mr and Mrs Six String as house guests. They have been here in the very small window of stunning Texas weather, and it's been glorious having the windows down and letting the air in. Appropriately enough, it's felt like California. Hope this keeps up.
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 24 Oct 2019, 21:01

The Prof wrote:I'm sure I saw a trailer for a "reality show" on C4 or C5 where UK contestants are sent abroad and have to illegally smuggle themselves back into the UK again.
Highly tasteless but even more so in light of recent events.
However I can't see any trace of it now so I guess it's been pulled from the entire network.

Unless I dreamt the whole thing.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36772250
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 24 Oct 2019, 23:09

We have arrived at our hotel in Terlingua after spending all day driving and walking around Big Bend. As I might have mentioned this is my first visit and it did not disappoint. Stunnng vistas everywhere you turn. There was a trail at the canyon where the Rio Grande runs through it but we got there at the hottest part of the day and we didn't really have the time. We did walk down to the river just to be there having been next to the Rio Grande outside of Santa Fe. Made me wonder if the water molecules in NM were passing by there when we arrived. It was a week ago so possible I suppose.

The Starlight Theatre opens at 5 p.m. so we'll be heading into downtown after a freshening up. We'll probably eat there and then I'll see about playing out on the porch. There is some live music indoors tonight, The Whitmores, who sounded pretty good on the YT track I found. The chili cookoff is this weekend. This is where chili cookoffs began. There are two nowadays as there was a disagreement at some point and a split between the sides, sort of like religions. :) Viva Terlingua!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Dr. Baron » 25 Oct 2019, 01:14

Fantastic! Keep up the excellent reporting and enjoy yourselves!
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 25 Oct 2019, 03:19

Indeed! Sounds ace Les!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 25 Oct 2019, 03:58

The night in Terlingua became a David Lynch scene. The Whitmores who I checked on YT was a duo this time not the quintet on YT. The wife's voice had this church choir vibrato that drove us up a tree. The guy was fine but the woman was tough to deal with. They played every thing from originals to Neil Young to Nancy Griffith and even Joan Baez. She murdered Nancy's From A Distance which is a great song so particularly egregious. Neil's Long May You Run was weird too. We had some excellent quail marinated in tequila. I kept up the theme with their excellent margaritas.

Side note: I brought one of my dad's cowboy hats home with me so I wore it tonight with my western shirt to the Starlight. During the meal a woman approached me and asked me if it was vintage from the 70s. All I could say was that it was from the 70s or 80s but I didn't know for sure. She went on and on about how much she liked it and how unique it was. Totally surprised the hell out of me. Btw I had the hat hanging on a chair next to me. A gentleman doesn't eat with a hat on at the table. I put it on as I was heading outdoors to play my songs and held my head high.

I took my guitar out on the porch where four people were sitting on a bench against the wall of the theatre. I started tuning and a woman asked if I knew Happy Birthday! I haven't played a note and I'm already getting requests. :? I told her I didn't know the chords but I could play it on slide, so I did. She gave me $20 for that! Score! Based on what our tab was when we left it was appreciated. I played four songs and my audience and I left the porch (empty). So no jam session or even a sympathetic audience but hey, I still made $20 so it's all good as they say.

Tomorrow we check out the cemetary where Ray's family is buried (the guy we met the previous night in Fort Stockton). Then it's on to Marfa, the city of lights and art. Terlingua is a trip. It's amazing that there is town this far away from "everything" that is beyond hip in a stubborn traditional way. I was hoping for more at the Starlight but that's what happens sometimes with expectations. I wanted a big jam session with fiddles and more guitars and singers. Some other time.
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