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posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 12:12 PM
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how about shuddering?

man - just the thought of large sharp things that move very fast...

my fingers just about sever themselves just thinking about it

but - still sounds like fun to watch

the carving part - not the whole missing appendage thing

:-)

[edit on 6/18/2009 by Spiramirabilis]




posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 12:20 PM
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Desert your new nick name must be "stubby".....No, wait a minute...

That's me. I have no idea how I got that nic.



posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 02:08 PM
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Sunday buffet...all the Saturday leftovers one can eat!


stubby...hahaha...


Ok, so, Coos Bay, Oregon. MrD was born in Oregon, and we go every year to the coast, so the relatives can drive over and visit. Now my own kids drive down and up to visit, too. I can just picture Prefontaine running along the shores by Coos Bay. Me, I ride in our dune buggy with MrD. Although, this morning I walked along the beach, seeing parts from a long buried ship and also horse back riders enjoying the beach in their own way, too.

I like to think that I think things through pretty thoroughly on most things...most, but not all...to be sure...As soon as I stepped out of the truck at the Chainsaw Carving competition, I realized that I should have brought my earplugs. Duh, there must have been the buzzing and roaring from two dozen chainsaws being used to create works of art. The entrance booth did sell ear plugs, but by the time I walked the block, I decided I wanted the total sensual experience.

Now, I can't think of any other art medium that provides such sensory experience! The buzz of the saw, the smell of the wood being cut, with all the shavings and pieces strewn around and carted off in trucks, the sight of the carvers deftly applying their tool. You could even touch their prior works which sat at the front of their work area. Plus, I bought kettle corn to munch as I strolled. I'm sold on these events!

MrD did want to buy me a beaver carving I liked. MrD asked, "Hey, how much for your wife's beaver?", but the guy said, "Sorry, that's my beaver, and it's not for sale!" Being a friendly Oregonian he then added, "You might try a couple booths over. I think there's a lady there with a beaver for sale." Ok, ok, so that exchange never took place, but there was a cute beaver carving there that I fell in love with.

The contest was divided up into...get this...PRO and semi-pro. Mostly western state/local individuals. Whaaa, there was a 15 year old carver from Albuquerque. To round out the event were teams from as far away as Japan, Europe and Australia.

From all the Bigfoot, bear and lighthouse carvings found along Hwy 101, I had thought that's all I would see. Was I pleasantly surprised at the pieces on display and being worked on! Some pieces had interior cuts that made for great 3d. For example, a standing cowboy with arm reaching out to stroke the head of a horse.

I would definitely attend another woodcarving competition.

With the way the economy is, MrD and I want to try to do our part as tourists. Seriously. We figure churches get enough contributions, so we like to do what we can to support local economy/businesses. When we get to Winchester Bay, we'll buy all our fish and other seafood from the locals. I tell you, we just ate the best burgers on Hwy1 at the Dunes Burger business at the Hauser Motorsports Complex. Everyone up here says that busines is down, there are less people able to get out for a camping/rv vacation these days.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 09:29 AM
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Ok, so, Coos Bay, Oregon. MrD was born in Oregon, and we go every year to the coast, so the relatives can drive over and visit. Now my own kids drive down and up to visit, too.


I just met up with some friends who are doing very much the same thing - everyone is on the road

the whole family - coming in from various places - kids/dogs/old/young - camping here and there along the way - a wonderful thing

so - besides the beaver - what was your favorite piece in the competition?

and yes - the people of Oregon sound very friendly - and polite :-)



posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 09:19 AM
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Morning', all!
Jeeves, I'll have eggs over easy, whole wheat toast, hashed browns, and a Mimosa. Yes, I'll be out on the east veranda to watch the sunrise.

Spira, I attended the carving competition at about the halfway point, so unfortunately I did not see the finished piece, but I did favor one with a forest on the upper part and a salmon jumping in a river at the bottom. Since this is Oregon's sesqua ... sisqua ... sasquatch ...sesquicentennial, the theme was "Oregon 150", so mostly the state's features and history.

Yesterday I went to a Walmart Supercenter for the first time. As a child I was proudly told how the principality of Monaco could fit onto the grounds of the Santa Anita Racetrack. I think the SAR could fit into the WS! Roaming the main aisles reminded me of being on the Los Angeles freeway, large widths and huge signs above directing one where to go. I felt like my cart needed turn signals for lane changes and brake and back up lights for maneuvering! And I swear that the side aisle in the grocery part had a vanishing point!

I spent more time and distance in that store than I did on any of my cross country road trips. Next time I need a bottle of maple syrup, I might as well walk to Vermont. I could find the frozen corpse from a lost hiker on Mount Everest faster than a bottle of aloe gel, and I would have more help in the Himalayas. And service, it's "You don't ask and I won't tell." You'd better have all the knowledge on the internet to buy a product.

I shudder to recall this experience. It was really a trip to Hell. A trip to Hell. To that endless part of Hell reserved for those who have coveted their neighbor's goods.

WalMart might as well be brutally honest with the public as to their intentions. They just need to build a birthing center at one end, a school in the center, and a mortuary at the other end with a cemetery under their parking lot (make it easy to shop and visit grandma's grave all at once), for all of life's needs. WalMart and Sam Walton....I have found the NWO and the Anti-Christ.

Well, looks like my breakfast is here. I'll eat and then go out to walk the beach at a very low tide this morning.


[edit on 23-6-2009 by desert]



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 10:49 AM
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Guys, guys!! Hey!
Lounge Noir has its first ATS news scoop! Look, here is a copy of the rough draft of Cheney's new book, written for his grandkids about his life in government...

From page 12...

Then Grandpa said
"Saddam must go!"
Soldiers were sent
To bomb this foe.

and page 19...

Scooter was loyal.
Scooter wouldn't squeal.
Grandpa's secret, he
Would never reveal.

And the illustrations are great! In fact, you might want to cover up the picture for the section, "Grandpa's Quail Hunting Trip", as it might be too graphic for very young children. Also, Cheney's explanation of the event I found to be a trifle disingenuous, but a good read nonetheless.

Oh, also, if you read this tale to a child at bedtime, heed this warning. "Caution! This book contains content which might give adults nightmares."



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 11:23 AM
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too scary for me desert - forget about the kids :-)

speaking of shuddering....

(would insert shuddering emoticon here - nothing looks quite right...)

also - wasn't on top of things yesterday - not even chatting

but - the whole WalMart thing...



WalMart might as well be brutally honest with the public as to their intentions. They just need to build a birthing center at one end, a school in the center, and a mortuary at the other end with a cemetery under their parking lot


LOL



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 08:07 AM
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Hey everyone! Good morning and all that good friendly crap...

I'm looking for a word that rhymes with testicles. Anyone have any ideas?

*heads to the juke to play a song...#453,288 - Something is Squeezing My Skull by Morrissey*


I'm doing very well
I can block out the present and the past now
I know by now you think I should have
Straightened myself out - Thank you, drop dead!
Something is squeezing my skull
Something I can barely describe
There is no love in modern life

I'm doing very well
It's a miracle I even made it this far
The motion of taxis excites me
When you peel it back and bite me
Something is squeezing my skull
Something I can barely describe
There is no Hope in modern life

Something is squeezing my skull
Something I can't fight
No true friends in modern life

Diazepam that's valium, Temazepam, Lithium, HRT, ECT
How long must I stay on this stuff?
Don't give me anymore
Don't give me anymore
Don't give me anymore
Please don't give me anymore
Don't give anymore
Don't give anymore
You swore you would not give anymore
Don't give anymore, don't give anymore...

You swore, you swore, you swore
You swore you would not give anymore
Give anymore, give anymore, give anymore...



Guten Tag meine Freunde...



[edit on 27-6-2009 by Excitable_Boy]



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 08:43 AM
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does it have to rhyme exactly - or just kinda sorta?

also - I don't know you that well yet - have been reading your stuff lately...

daisies?

just curious

:-)



[edit on 6/27/2009 by Spiramirabilis]



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 09:01 AM
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Daisies?

I must have been having a mild seizure when I wrote that...or, perhaps it was the result of anxiety. Maybe, me feminine side surfaced for just a moment. For a scond there I was thinking about wearing silk panties.

Good to see you!






[edit on 27-6-2009 by Excitable_Boy]



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 09:04 AM
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:-)

you too

seizure - ah, yes - thought something was up...

so - testicles - still looking?

for a word?

:-)



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 09:06 AM
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It doesn't have to rhyme exactly. I was thinking of using the word vegetables...but, pretty scary stuff could come out of the combination of testicles and vegetables. Very sensitive area...



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 09:25 AM
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yes - vegetables are tricky

tentacle
festival
vestibule
spectacle
ventricle

???



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 09:41 AM
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*Walks into thread*

So....How is everyone today???

I haven't been here in a while.



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 10:27 AM
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hey Nick -

don't know where everyone is...

feeling a little squirrelly myself

:-)



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 11:10 AM
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Nick Napalm...what's up? Are you keeping up with the running? I only ran three this morning. Felt like crapola....



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 09:19 PM
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Wow, look at all the LN patrons this fine evening.

nick!
What have you been up to? How are you keeping busy this summer?

We're finally parked at Winchester Bay, Oregon. We're having beautiful weather, windy but sunny. Can you believe that sometimes it gets so cold here in winter that it's enough to turn testicles into icicles?

That music...those lyrics...kinda depressing. Speaking of depressing, we met a young family living out of their van, driving to another town to look for work. They're what one would call "in between". Had a job, lost the job, and looking for a new one. They didn't ask us, but we asked them if we could give them $20 to help out with gas. I think it hurt the dad to take the money from strangers, but we new they could use it. Mom's face lit up with a most beautiful smile.

God, this reminds me of what I would hear of the Great Depression! The assholes who helped wreck this economy for people like this family should be behind bars...until there are enough jobs for everyone who wants one. Jobs were stolen from this country, and the thieves responsible need to be in prison!

Spira, I've been traveling in Bigfoot country, and it got me to thinking. IMO, Bigfoot/Sasquatch is a North American primate. Too many people see something to say something is not out there. I think that hair evidence shows it to be an unknown primate.

Well, can't stay long this evening. Jeeves, put my wine in a glass to go.



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by Excitable_Boy
Nick Napalm...what's up? Are you keeping up with the running? I only ran three this morning. Felt like crapola....


Yup, the team captain this year decided to organize summer training. So I've been running pretty much everyday. It's been a b*tch running in this heat we've been having lately though.


nick! What have you been up to? How are you keeping busy this summer?


Haven't been up to much lately, you know just hanging out with friends, running, reading, playing around on the computer, and any number random things you might expect a teenager to do during the summer.

Just got back from Summerfest, which was pretty fun. Summerfest is basically just a large music festival for those who didn't know.



posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 12:17 AM
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Spira, I've been traveling in Bigfoot country, and it got me to thinking. IMO, Bigfoot/Sasquatch is a North American primate. Too many people see something to say something is not out there. I think that hair evidence shows it to be an unknown primate.


I know!

Giant monkeys living in the woods...drives me crazy just thinking about it

:-)

right?

might be time for a new avatar...

I was visiting a friend in Seattle a couple years ago - he wanted to know what I wanted to see...

I told him the only thing that was important to me was to see a Big Foot

he took me to some lame fish market instead

[edit on 6/28/2009 by Spiramirabilis]



posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by Spiramirabilis

I told him the only thing that was important to me was to see a Big Foot

he took me to some lame fish market instead




Will someone from the Seattle area please visit here and tell us why, if a small town like Willow Creek can have a Bigfoot Museum, we have not heard of a BF museum from your area? When Spira and I want to see Bigfoot, we don't want to be shown Bigfish!

OTOH maybe your friend was doing you a service by showing you a smelly fish instead. I hear that BF has a horrible stench. Like what it would be like if a primate did not ever take a bath, or use toilet paper, or use a toilet. Come to think of it, kind of like how I must have smelled after one of my backpacking trips. ... yes, your friend did you a kindness...

Well, while the LN 4th of July celebration was safe it was a little insane. We didn't set off all those fireworks like last year....of course, we didn't burn down the lounge like last year...but lighting each others farts was a crazy idea. In fact, our grand finale stunk!
Maybe next year the ban on fireworks will be lifted if we promise not to light them inside. And also we can change the menu back from bean dishes to a more traditional feast.

Whaaa...EB....how goes it? Miss you guys.
Nick, what did you do for the 4th?

MrD and I spent the 4th with our rv friends, watching the fireworks over Winchester Bay. Boy, the fish had a lot to fear this weekend, what with all the boats going out of the harbor! Crabbing hasn't been good, but fisherpeople were pulling out almost 50 pound halibut and salmon. I had feared that the fishing would be so bad this year, that the local cannery would have to resort to canning sea gulls.

Relatives will visit us over the next two weeks. I want to take my sons to Cape Perpetua for walks in the mountains and along the shore. Look up Cape Perpetua, Oregon coast, to view some beautiful sights. Last year we saw 3 whales swimming close.
Oh, speaking of smells...look up Sea Lion Caves....lovely images, but they can't do justice to the smell of what must be sea lion poop mixed in with dead fish and a little sweet smelling salty sea air. I don't think BF even visits there much. Worth the trip for humans though.



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