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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's Morning

And my coffee is hot and I feel fine. Been kinda busy around here for the last two days. We accomplished, a bit. At least progress has been made on many fronts.

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I can't decide if I'll visit the gun show this weekend. The thought of it beckons, thing is I just can't afford to waste money. Sure, I can dig into my savings but I'd have nightmares for a week if I spent one lousy dollar. Repeat after me - a need and a want.


It is truly amazing I haven't shot someone this week. Late yesterday I had a long hard drive in city traffic.  I drove as a thunderstorm pounded the city senseless. Round trip, the drive took me forty-five minutes one way. Remember, city traffic.

I didn't keep count but I swear I must have been cut off at least ten times. Close encounters. Chrome scrapers. Liberals with cell phones stuck to their little bitty ears. Obama bumper stickers.

I'm a man of discipline, but I swear my patience wears thin....


My lovely friend, DFW, is on her way to San Francisco. Yesterday, I think, she asked readers for tips, advice, for those places the average tourist would never visit. I didn't comment and it's bugged me. So, my dear, try City Lights Bookstore. Its still in business, to my surprise.

One of my all time favorite bars was the old Albatross Saloon. They tagged a bar stool in my honor. Spent many an hour in the joint nursing one of their martinis, three olives. Once upon a time, if memory serves me, Jack Dempsey was employed as a bouncer. Like I said, it was many years ago. I lived across the Bay and drove over every weekend. My little one room apartment was a lonely place.

  

The door bells rings. Guess I should walk out and become a capitalist. I'll see you nice folks later.

Stephen 

15 comments:

  1. There are times when city living just ain't worth the excitement ... and it sounds as if you're needing time away.

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  2. You never know what kind of low-life will ring your door buzzer.

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    1. It's happened more times than I can count..thanks, Bubba.

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  3. Mama always said,"As long as you got what ya need, your wants won't hurt ya." I repeat that everytime I go pass my favorite gun shop.

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    1. Me and you both, Sharon. It helps me not spend. Thank you.

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  4. Progress is progress and nothing wrong with a cup of hot coffee.

    Glad the bookstore is still open.

    It takes me a while to adjust to city traffic. Country life spoils me. Traffic is slow -after all, a moose could wander into the road at any time.

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    1. I hate traffic...thanks, my friend.

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  6. Don't like any traffic, but city traffic is the worst. At least in the country no matter where you are headed you will see someone you know or knew. Everyone waves even the kids they don't even know you and. . .no one cuts each off ---I think they know people will not tolerate. Unless they are idiots.

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    1. Very true, Sweet Lady. You should drive into town once in a while and say hello....

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  7. You should have a paint ball gun installed in the front of your truck, that way you can shoot at the idiots without them knowing who it was.

    You know if you go to the gun show you will just fall in love with some hot little pistol, and then spend money on it. Just take Sweet Wife someplace nice for a dinner or just someplace quite.

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  8. Oh holy crap, you lived in the Bay Area? I lived in Marin from high school through about 1995, then Sonoma, where I still own a house I rent out. Most of my work for my business was in Marin and SF. High end residential and historical renovation, which I still do here in Key West.

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    1. Yes, I did. I lived in the Bay area and several other places in California for close to four years. Loved the geography of the state but not its politics. Thanks, my friend.

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