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  1. bocopro says:

    So . . . got up this mornin, went for the daily stroll with Monsterdawg, came back and put all my mornin meds in the li’l cup I swaller ‘em down from, stripped the bed, and sprayed pre-wash stuff on some bloodstains on the fitted sheet and mattress cover from a cut on my hand last week.

    Found some stuff in a box that looked interesting, so I made a cuppa and ate one to have somethin in my belly for those pills that say “TAKE WITH FOOD” . . . not sure what it was — some sorta bread — kinda disappointing – prob’ly a whole lot better while still warm, I reckon.

    Anyway, got the washer goin and remembered my OJ is in the fridge in the garage, so I went out and had a slug to wash down the meds.

    Came back in to set out Dawg’s brekfus and couldn’t find the large-dog Cosequin pill I give him ever’ day for his joints. Looked all over the countertop for it . . . DID find my own pills tho, still in the li’l cup.

    Wife laughed at me when I told her ‘bout it. Said I’ll prob’ly start barkin long ‘bout lunchtime.

    Looked at the label on the bottle to see what I’d swallered . . . didn’t see anything partic’larly scary – basically ground up seashells, I think. Roughly the same composition as the chondroitin glucosamine stuff Reggie sez makes her joints feel better.

    Wuz gonna Google it to see if it’d give me any gastric distress or anything since it’s formulated for aminals, but didn’t wanna be one o’ them guys who mistake a google search for a medical degree.

    No problem, tho . . . if my lower g.i. tract gets all huffy ‘bout it, I got a nearly full fifth of Jameson’s and about half a fifth of spiced rum in my headboard.

    My point? Well, I’m 79 and can’t remember what I had for dinner last nite. Bloomberg and Sanders would be 79 in their first year as Potus, and Biden in hid 2nd year. I’m not sure Nancy knows what day it is most of the time, and Ginsburg is little more than an animated corpse.

    ‘Course the young’uns ain’t much more reassurin — Booty Judge, AOC, Ilhan . . . we is in deep kimchi, mes amis . . . very old, very deep, very putrid kimchee.


  2. ACUCHUCK says:

    My little welding business, with 4 employees, just received a new California program to deal with. The mandatory compliance for THE WATER BOARD. This program is supposed to monitor the run off rain water from each business does work outside, and with out door storage.
    Of course rain water run off is a big problem in the Los Angeles area and especially, for me in Gardena Ca, seeing as we have on average a whopping 10 days of rain.I do all my work inside my shop and at construction job sites, but, I have steel on racks out doors. Even though I have the steel covered so it won’t rust, it makes no difference to them.

    The Inspector listed by business as one that builds bridges and large boats and also listed my business as a steel manufacturer, Mill, Smelter, of new steel.I was being lumped into a class with large steel companies. I went on line and researched the classifications and found one for Ornamental and Architectural Steel.
    We actually do residential steel, Balcony and Stair railings, Stairs, Gates etc. for all the custom homes in the So. Bay area. I told the inspector to reclassify my business, we’ll see if that works.

    The cost of filling out and submitting the application is $1,400.00, with a $5,000.00 fine if I don’t file. Once they get my app. submitted, I’m sure that will not be the end of it. The state will more than likely demand I have some sort of water separation system, on top of the $1,400.00.

    For comparison I have 33 licenses per year to deal with, one of which I need to purchase is a license for $965.00 per year, to do steel work in LA City, but $1,400.00 license fee for rain water run off. Do you see the absurdity? And where does my $1,400.00 go? What does it pay for? Crickets!!!
    I told the inspector that maybe the City of LA should stop paying for health care of illegals. I’m sure that tripped his trigger as he has an Hispanic sir-name.

    Keep ya posted on my battle

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  3. Mal says:

    Well, the anti-Trump letters keep appearing in the local papers and Mike’s My Pillow ads are still being played every 15 minutes, so nuthin’ new…………except Coronavirus. THAT has the Mrs. sterilizing everything in sight and not wanting to go anywhere outside the home. Talk about over-reacting!
    I have faith in the labs around the world to come up with an answer very soon. Great Britain said by later this year; Israel hopes to have it within 2 to 3 months, as well as the U.S. labs. I saw on the news this a.m. even a dog became infected and was wearing a mask!
    Bocopro, all those pills you take! I got my first full-time RX at age 91 (blood thinner) and hate having to even take that. I believe mixing meds cause a lot of the problems folks experience and docs don’t fully understand them. Thats why when we have a question re: meds, we ask the pharmacist because its their area of study. My son, a DDS, told me out of his 8 years at the University only 2 weeks were devoted to prescription meds! 2 WEEKS?

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  4. Mal says:

    Chuck, I just got and read your post. Its absurd what they’re doing to you! I can see why so many are moving out of state. You are located in Gardena which is where we bought our first home in 1955 (Hollypark, off Crenshaw & Imperial) so I know the area. It was a new G.I. track and we paid $12,950 VA for a 3 br, 2 ba. w/ 2-car attached garage. 0 dn. & $92 mo. incl. taxes and insurance!


  5. Sparky says:

    Wow, bocopro and Mal, I feel like the youngin’ here since I’m “only” 63. *ducking and laughing* Hope I can make it that long.
    Our week, as you know from FaceBook Z, has been lots of visits and phone calls to Baptist Village where my husband’s mother is slipping away to eternity. She has a bladder fistula, and at 90 years old, there’s no cure. It’s not that she’s dying that’s eating at us. She is saved and ready to be with Jesus. It’s that she is in ever increasing burning pain and there’s not much one can do about it. I wish to goodness that they would sedate her. She’s ready to go live with our LORD. There is no need to be in pain like this. And, thank you for the prayers I’m sure will be said for this comment. God bless you all. Appreciate you dear saints in Christ more than words can say. ❤ 🙂


  6. bocopro says:

    Mal — my med cocktail results from two things: an inverted LDL/HDL ratio (genetic) and a lifetime of self-indulgence which slaked up all my arteries like lead water pipes in a 1930s era Midwest Elks Club.

    Their purpose is not to fix anything, ‘cuz most of the internal damage I’ve wrought is unfixable, but merely to reduce the tempo and intensity of my cardiorhythm while relaxing arterial walls to keep overall pressure down — suppressors and vasodilators.

    Seems to be workin o.k., ‘cept when I go in for the annual checkup . . . at which time doc-smock-shock sets in and the B/P goes thru the overhead, sometimes 200/100 or such.

    Lipitor keeps my overall cholesterol right around 100-110, and my sugars stay in the 110-120 neighborhood most of the time ’cause I don’t go crazy with the baked goods and refined sugars.

    I’ve managed to outlive both my grandfathers, prob’ly ’cause I quit smokin when I was around 45 or so and they didn’t. In the course of a year I might consume a fifth of liquor and maybe one bottle of merlot. Then again, might not.

    Hardest part of my survival strategy is avoiding Milady’s cookin. She’s damned good at it, but everything starts with garlic, onion, tomato, and pig parts. And I got a pesky case of GERD.

    Lotta salt, too. Denying myself her pan-fried po’k chops takes effort that would make Herakles take notice. Funny thing, that . . . ’cause when I first met her, she couldn’t cook an egg. To her, stoves had two settings: OFF and BLAST!

    Lotta stuff she tried makin when we came back to the land of the big geedunk and she hadda cook for 4 kids without a housemaid turned out like frisbees or sawdust. I went on a 7-month WestPac cruise in ’70/71, and when I came back she could cook ANYthing, and perfectly. Fried, baked, broiled, fricasseed, stewed, steamed, you name it. Pork, chicken, fish, beef, veggies, pasta, breads, pies . . . donno where she learned it all, but DAMN it was good!

    Then one day I woke up in Sacred Heart Hospital surrounded by people wearin lab coats, and the guy in the center of the semicircle said, “Well . . . you gave us a little scare there.” Then he looked at me and said, “Now, you realize you’re going to die . . . . . . (long pause) . . . . . unless –” followed by an intense lecture on the need for a significant life-style change.

    So I done what he tol’ me . . . and it worked. Still here. Guess all that discipline stuff I learned in the military was good for somethin. And I still make better omelets, lasagna, and chili than she does.


  7. geeez2014 says:

    Bocopro, That cracked me up! I’m 100% positive those oldsters running for president have taken worse than DOG PILLS 🙂 Glad you’re okay. I agree about Googling medical stuff; It’s always the WORST THING POSSIBLE!! Hoping you haven’t barked!!

    CHuck; THAT IS ASTONISHING! What do they want, for you to keep a bucket outside and let them know how much water collected during those 10 days of rain a YEAR? I mean, what’s the ‘program’? OH MY GOSH. THis is INSANITY.
    And it’s another good reason for Trump’s STOPPING REGULATIONS like this….businesses can thrive without all this ridiculous stuff and the high costs…
    Gad, I HATE NEWSOM…and I don’t care WHO knows it. I’d tell it to his face if I only could.

    Mal, I’m optimistic, too……….except with people like Newsom running California’s program, and the NHS not having provided proper training and outerwear for the health care people who met that one plane everybody’s flipping out about… wonders.

    Sparky, I don’t get why they won’t sedate her!!? Poor thing. We will pray!!!!


  8. Mal says:

    Ron it sounds like your mrs. cookin’ might be your downfall. Its darn hard turnin’ down good finxin’s, esp. as you grow older, isn’t it? I don’t have that trouble because my wife tries to only cook heart-healthy meals so I have to sneak some stuff from time to time. Luckily, contrary to most seniors, I tend to have low BP so need to compensate with the salt shaker because I started experiencing rapid heartbeats (a-fib) and figured it was pumping faster to make up for my low BP. At one point, when I began feeling a bit faint I took my BP and was shocked it was 57/38!

    Z, they never should’ve allowed that group exposed to the virus into Calif. They could’ve set up a facility on one of several islands off the coast (except Catalina) like Anacapa, Santa Cruz or Santa Barbara Islands. This is esp. true given they’re not sure it might be airborne.


  9. geeez2014 says:

    Mal, Ron’s wife cooks great but he usually says he watches it on his own!!!

    Be careful ; low BP can be problematic, too, but it IS good to HAVE to eat salt, isn’t it!! Be careful!!!

    No, they never should have allowed that bunch in….But imagine the islanders if that happened?

    Those thinking the Chinese hospitals that were built in 20 days or so are adequate, by the way, have to be fooling themselves…you can’t even get the needed equipment in 20 days…so I’d say they’re huge quarantine wards, not a real hospital.
    That was my business and this is a joke.
    I believe ALL flights into and out of China need to STOP….all exports STOPPED. It’s bad enough my Chinese homestay kid’s boxes of dry foods from China had cockroaches so big you could put a saddle on them and I had to live with it for about 2 years because I wouldn’t do the prep that could have killed my beloved kitty! FINALLY, I only saw one in about the last six months. FINALLY.
    Next kid, and I probably won’t take another Chinese student but if I do, will not be importing ANY boxes of food from China into my house!


  10. geeez2014 says:

    This isn’t quite true because the 2020 budget did have cuts to CDC, but mostly it’s DEAD ON….isn’t it typical for the Democrats and their media to take advantage of ANYTHING they can do to Trump.

    If he overdid it, they’d say he was freaking citizens out ..
    If he underdid it, they’d say he doesn’t care about our health.



  11. geeez2014 says:

    Has Trump actually shut down ANY travel from ANYWHERE in CHina, by the way? Anybody know?


  12. kidme37 says:

    Z, I haven’t heard about Trump shutting down travel to/from anywhere because of the virus.
    Course since the virus is in Europe, it seems you’d have to shut down all country to country travel if you want it to be effective. But yea, China for sure.

    Airlines are suspending various travel routes though, is that enough? Week and a half ago, I read a story about customs finding a guy who flew direct from China that had a plastic bag(s) full of dead bird parts, which was the only reason the story was printed. I’d bet we have people arriving from China every day. That’s nuts. I’m old enough this thing can kill me.

    Chinese food goods almost always attract cockroaches. But cockroaches CAN make good pets if you take the time to get to know them.

    I’m kind of surprised I haven’t seen a coronavirus case reported in Vegas. People from all over fly into Vegas. Asians love to gamble there. Possibly MAL has installed some sort of protective shield over the place.

    Seriously, I read today that sales of Corona beer are Way Down. Shakin my head.

    I take BP meds, but I love salt ! At Mexican places I literally salt every chip. At Chinese places, I use lots of soy sauce.

    OK, on the subject of your post I will ask the question – Would you rather have Bernie or Biden as the dem runner. Bernie has no chance, but Biden might break the Guinness World Record for gaffe’s in a political debate and that would be pretty funny. Plus if they push Bernie out again, would the Bernie voters be so mad that they wouldn’t vote?


  13. Mal says:

    Yeah, Kid, we’ve thought the same thing about The Strip attracting folks from all over, including China, but I don’t believe we are allowing anyone from the country to enter, are we? Aside from the fact we seldom if ever go there, we also are trying to avoid anywhere there might be a crowd, just in case.
    I read that about Corona Beer also, Kid. Stupid, huh? We were told the name Corona means “Crown” and was used because the virus is crown shaped under a microscope, like that really connects to a beer with the same name! And Z’s said her cockroaches were large enough to put a saddle on, so be careful keeping ’em as a pet, okay?


  14. kidme37 says:

    MAL, Frankly, I don’t know what we are doing or not doing about this. I trust you to keep us safe.

    Funny about the beer thing. There is no limit to human stupidity.


  15. geeez2014 says:

    Kid and Mal, as for cockroaches, I called mine CHARLIE…..obviously, it’d not be the same, pro bably, but CHARLIE was their names….SOmetimes, I’d put the light on in the kitchen in the mid of the night and SIX would be on the counter…I swear some were 2″…even more than that!…UNREAL.And, by the way, they ARE NOT DUMB! I’d spray WIndex or something at them and they’d literally HIDE behind a pitcher on the counter! HIDE! they KNEW…. so weird!!

    Kid, if you’re on BP meds, eat the salt! I honestly don’t think salt plays a big part in ALL BP situations, anyway.
    Dad had heart stuff and was told to REALLY lower his salt…suddenly a corned beef sandwich became CAVIAR to him….Oh, did he love a CB Sandwich!! FOrbidden fruit.

    I can’t find much on air travel. I’d have stopped EVERYONE from coming here from China. Period. I did find this:

    “In interviews, state officials said the order came on Friday with no advance notice and little planning.” Z: WHO CARES what state officials get bent out of shape? What PLANNING and NOTICE would they like before this virus came here, SIX MONTHS of planning? How STUPID! So typically a media lie to make Trump look bad

    Then there’s this:

    “The restrictions ban non-U.S. citizens who recently visited China from entering the country and quarantine Americans who visited Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, within the past 14 days.”

    That I’m all for…. I’d like to STOP the ‘non-US citizens/US Citiznes’ BS because the virus doesn’t ask for a passport. Everybody stays in china. have fun.


  16. kidme37 says:

    Thanks Z, I will take your salt recommendation to heart.


  17. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, I’m happy to see you already had!!! I’m just echoing what looks to be your thoughts 🙂


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