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on August 24, 2018 at 5:00 AM in lobby
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Anybody doing anything this weekend?
Neat! Of what?
Peaches, tomatoes, apples, pears and pluots.
Pluots are sort of like a cross between a plum and an apricot in an analogous manner to nectarines being a cross between a plum and a peach.
tl/dr would be "fruit geek thing", I guess.
That sounds exciting. Do you have a canning machine?
Nah, just hot water bath. I'm only doing fruit (including tomato sauce) and maybe pickles for my pickle-loving kid.
Yea, he's hot but he's cis, pushing thirty, doing something good little mommies don't need to know about that has something to do with animal rights and explosives, and pretty much taken anyway. ;)
I wanted to learn how to can non-acidic foods too, but the pickle-lover is the only one of the giant economy sized pack of mixed nuts I call "my kids" who spends much money on dear old mum any more and he got me a dehydrator and a new freezer instead of a pressure cooker.
No worries, It's all good.
I'm driving to Nevada to look at land I'm interested in buying.
Nevada, so is it desert land?
It's in a valley. There's water some miles away and the soil is actually prime farmland. We're thinking of growing some prickly pear cactus there. It is very much desert still, though. It's an old mining town that has a population of 20 so no one will care if I put up a yurt and thwart zoning laws.
Prickly Pear cactus is a burgeoning specialty gourmet foods market just waiting for a crackerjack entrepreneur to make his [sic] first fortune.
Well, that's what my capitalist love-me-I'm-a-liberal parents ex-family would say, anyway. If it was up to me, I'd just say, "Go, you!" but that's not very encouraging, is it?
Let's try this instead, shall we?
I don’t wanna work anymore!
What did you say?
I said the system doesn’t work anymore!
What did you say?
I said STOMP, smash the state
Acknowledge me or go to hell
Another womyn to rebel
Stomp, smash the state
Organize and raise some hell
Act up, unite, REBEL!
Well that didn't work either because "womyn" is still plural and I don't WANNA develop "Dissociative Identity Disorder" just because I'm not grammatically correct.
I'm singular, goshdarnitalltoheck, there's only one meat envelope who is officially authorized to use this Raddle account.
Well, i'm not interested in being an entrepreneur. I would really rather somewhere that I could make a permaculture food forest. I'm not sure how much a food forest I can make in Nevada but I can't afford anywhere else.
The original Nevadans seemed to like it okay. You've got the right attitude, anyway.
I have some friends who bought land there because Northern California was too expensive. I was skeptical because of Las Vegas, but they love it there and I'm not them.
I mean, I'm in Norcal and I know I will never own here. So, while I'm a renter and working my job, I will be slowly building up an off-grid haven in Nevada.
Yea, Norcal must be pretty bad right now. :'(
Sympathy and compassion.
I never went back to SB after the fires and could only bear to find out that the fig tree survived a few months ago.
I am so sorry for all that you are losing. :''''(
The cats who must still live on the Filbert steps would be terrified if there weren't people like you and my DIY Pickle Penis Person in this sick dystopian world but my English skills aren't up for the next post I wish I could make.
Fig trees always grow back from underground. There's a big one down the road that got totally incinerated 2 years ago and it grew right back to its previous size. Then another fire on the same spot hit it last month and I checked and it's already resprouting. The only other plants around it that survived were prickly pears.
My friend still lives in Santa Barbara, California, USA:
Don The Beachcomber's is gone. The Beatnik Lady no longer writes for the Channel Islands Mensa newsletter because she died of old age over a decade ago. My own alma mater is nothing more than the punchline of a joke about ElliotRodgerville U any more.
Nothing I care about is left, unless you count the CVS on State Street where I used to bellow out "All My Trials", "Gallows Pole", and a new folksong by Cyndi Lauper called "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" along with other folksongs that didn't work out like "When Doves Cry", "What's Love Got to Do With It", "Total Eclipse of the Heart", and one I never sang because I didn't understand it then even though I do now.
No one likes to be defeated.
Sometimes it doesn't matter who's wrong or right. I just need to fucking beat it. Maybe the next person will listen, but if I'm dead, there won't be anyone to tell them what they need to hear when they need to hear it.
thx, Mikey; sorry that "life" shit didn't work out 4 u. not ur fault.