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A) Figgy Pudding
B) Plum Pudding
C) They’re the same thing, S… Yuck
I’ve had neither, so, will pick figgy pudding, because I sing it in “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” A rather weak defense, but, it’s all I got…
@ S ~
Been really enjoying your A-B-C posts.
Lots of foods I have not tried.
Even checking some for the ingredients and how to make them.
You sure keep us on our toes with flavors! 🙂 TY!
“A”, but one grandma would call it ‘B’….
And yes the kind with meat in it…..
I also like real Mince Meat Pie…..
Book report: Podkayne of Mars; Robert A. Heinlein, 1963. She says she is almost 9 on Mars. On a trip to Venus with her younger brother and uncle she seems like a normal teenager. On reaching Venus she is suddenly 27. Difference is due to the planets spin and time around the sun. This is one of his young teen stories and is aimed at the female teen. But still a lot of fun for adults because I can almost see you nodding “yeah, teen alright.” Sad part is that my copy is a paperback that didn’t stand up to time and is in pieces.
As a young pre-teen I loved the John Christopher series: The White Mountains, the City of Gold and Lead and the Pool of Fire. Great science fiction stories.
Hey Sis…did you two go see Avatar tonight? I’m hearing that it’s really making big $$$$$ and is fantastic. You two enjoy yourselves this week. 🙂 If you drive all the way for tasting you should get a nice room and stay a night. Live life to the fullest. y’all deserve it!
Hey Lil Bro ~
Change of plans, will see it next week.
Son-in-law will visit us next Friday, and our Daughter stayed home in Colorado.
Their dog had surgery last week and she is finishing Finals.
Think your idea of taste & stay is a winner.
Hope you two are enjoying a bit of quite this weekend.
It will be crazy with the Kiddos since Christmas is just around the corner.
How fun that with be! 🙂
How is Christmas exactly like your job? You do all the work and some guy in a suit gets all the credit.
There is a dangerous traffic problem at the Starbucks entrance at the corner of Treat Blvd. and Clayton Rd. The back-up at the drive-through lane spills out onto South – Eastbound Treat Blvd., plugging up the right lane every morning.
This is ridiculous. City of Concord – please fix this problem.
Some people sit in their car and risk getting barreled into by a fast moving vehicle? Wow.
Common sense tells me my life is worth more than a cup of coffee and a scone.
That was predicted here, before they even broke ground to build.
But hey . . . . sales tax revenue, deciding factor.
Wait until Dutch Bros. Coffee opens at 4672 Clayton Rd. you’ll have the same problem.
Bacon, YES !
Forgot URL https://tinyurl.com/a4xehp2d
I had a slice of bacon this morning that was the exact same shape as the state of Florida! Not as remarkable as a Jesus image on a tortilla, but still pretty damn impressive.
My, that is unusual, especially since most of them look like Tennessee.
I had a California strip this morning!
@ORIGINAL G ~
Hubby & I enjoy bacon. If you want to treat yourself to something a bit different ….
Concord Farmers Market at the Park ….Tuesdays, 9 am to 2 pm…..
The meat guy has this Canadian Bacon that is not super thick and is awesome.
We over bake bacon(s).
How about Concord uses one of those empty eyesore lots downtown for a permanent food truck area! I believe there is one in SF south of the bridge that’s a big hit. Let’s bring more opportunities for small businesses and more chances for folks to experience a variety of goods in one spot, maybe some live music added.
A variety of foods….. let’s also have a way to edit our comments before being posted …..darn that pesky spellcheck!
In researching Cantara Loop Spill of 1991 Dunsmuir, CA near Mt. Shasta
Came across interesting website, Industrial History
@ORIGINAL G….And if If I remember correctly that Dunsmuir spill was in the part of the river that held only native trout (at least it was in the 70s/80s) a real tragedy.
Original G – thank you for the industrial scenery link – I love these kinds of pictures!
Your Welcome, happy to contribute to Claycord community knowledge.
My old man was not happy with me taking things apart, experience and curiosity of how thing work helped later in my industrial maintenance job. Curiosity coupled with safety needs to be passed on to generations coming up.
Just got an email from PG&E saying “on average, combined gas and electric residential customers may see a bill increase of about 18% (or $47) per month this winter compared to last winter.”
Bundle up y’all.
Profiteering! Profiteering! Quick, Hit them with a profit tax! It’s the California way!
Then issue energy rebate debit cards to people who don’t even pay a PG & E bill!
Seriously, we all know why energy prices are up.
Sorry stupid thing here. Thurs. morning news almost in the same sentence they announced power companies will no longer pay you back for power generated from new solar solar installations ($.25 on the dollar) and in less than one breath announced Governor grease bag signed legislation to be carbon neutral by 2045 by going all solar and wind? “Um…” those things could not possibly be headed in a more opposite direction. By not being able to net meter no one would ever buy solar so the industry will die. I am confused, sadly I am afraid if Ca. is supposed to be leading the nation we are done.
Believe they are attempting to push home owners into investing in expensive storage batteries.
just for conversation…. (note: I’m not a sports fan)
My sister lives up north and is all excited the Oregon Beavers just won a Football Bowl Game; I’m glad she’s excited…. I know they had a pretty good season….
Which brings me to this…. I saw a survey recently asking if people think there are too many Collège Football Bowl Games. So, after today’s call from sis… I did a little looking in the last few minutes. I found there are teams in Bowl Games that don’t even have a winning season, so I would have to say “Yes” there are too many Bowl Games.
And to save sports fans time; I’ll go ahead and thumbs down my own comment.
The floor is open for discussion….
S – There are way too many bowl games. Although I do like the name of the “Cheez-It Bowl” 🙂
They should have a “Cereal Bowl,” too.
The good news is that you don’t have to watch all of them. You’re not even required to watch any of them. I will be watching the Orange Bowl this year, but I haven’t decided about any of the others.
S – You need a hobby or two. If you’re not a sports fan, don’t pay any attention to sports. You talk about high school sports (football), college bowl games, and then you say you’re not a sports fan. That doesn’t make any sense. Go shopping. It’s Christmas!
Just don’t go shopping near Target today. That shopping center and surrounding area is a nightmare. Took about 20 minutes to get from Pacheco (near the bowling alley) to Concord Ave. this afternoon.
Sure Tucky D, I talk about all kinds of stuff… That’s what Claycord is here for…
In-depth conversations, various ramblings, pot stirring…
Talking with Trolls; such as you……
It’s all good.
Hey Everyone – Happy Saturday! What’s your favorite breakfast place in Contra Costa County?
Chick’s Doughnuts with an honorable mention for Country Waffles
It wasn’t in Contra Costa, but there used to be a Roach Coach at the Naval Supply Center that made awesome breakfast burritos.
@Cowellian – Breakfast burritos are SO good!
I am not a fan of fine automotive dining, but I will stop at Sonic on my way to Scout Camp for a breakfast burrito and tater tots.
Where is Sukie’s?
Sukie’s Country Kitchen; San Pablo
across the street from the Jr College
If you want excellent bacon, ButterCup. They also have excellent Scrambles.
Sunrise Bistro when you could eat inside before they had to change their business due to the lockdowns.
Another good one is Sugar Plum in downtown Concord. Anyone ever try Sylvia’s in Antioch?
Sugar Plum is another good bacon place.
Went to Sylvia’s for breakfast earlier this year, was disappointed.
When kids were growing up we’d go there. Biscuits n gravy this last trip, really disappointing.
Thumbs up for that one, Gittyup.
My apologies for forgetting East County. Lumpy’s Diner makes a great breakfast.
The Racoons are back which tells me they are searching for water and that anything for them to eat this year is in extremely short supply. It was been several years since they transited this circuit.
Who’s the sourpuss voting this stuff down?
@TraumaRX….thought about you when I saw this, don’t think your hot rock and energy transfer therapies will work here……..
Raise your mouse if you remember, . . . FAN TALKING.
Quakes in northern CA, near coast, largest so far 6.4
Big earthquake !
Northern CA. in Ferndale 6.5
“Blue Christmas” This one almost makes me cry…. best Christmas song of all time.
How come every Christmas card I get has already been opened?
Anybody else getting pilfered mail?
Some of the cards just have a small tear on the side & others have an entire side slit open.
I checked with my neighbors and they all have noticed the same thing (we don’t have mail delivery out here because it’s rural, we all go to the nearest Post Office to get our mail).
I’ve noticed the same thing. Maybe it wasn’t sealed properly. Or it happened when it went through the mailer.
Just the Christmas cards?
No way, all the other mail is fine.
They rip a bit off the envelope and shake it so anything loose inside lines up with the rip then they can see if there’s anything valuable inside.
Maybe the post offices have security cams and somebody will take a look…… nah!
All other mail (unless you’re receiving letters from family and friends) go through a mailer at a business. Christmas cards are sealed manually from the sender, and nobody likes licking them. Post offices do have cameras. If you have to pick your mail up employees are on camera.
A friend of mine reported this same scenario to the postmaster in Orinda and was told that employees do steal occasionally looking for cash and gift cards, but they steal the whole card so the recipient doesn’t know if the card was ever sent.
You can shake a card without opening the envelope and you can tell if a gift card is inside. All you have to do is feel it. Same with debit/credit cards. Debit cards from the state (stimulus), etc.
You can always call the postmaster.
Criminals are not smart… that’s why they are criminals…. a cop told me that.
I had the upper left corner ripped off a letter recently. It looked like somebody tore it off on purpose. They ripped off the information with the phone number to call, so it was impossible to call to find out what it was about. But, I’ve had a lot of pieces of mail damaged. It looks like it had been caught in a machine. I have opened by accident other people’s mail that was put in my mailbox by mistake. Just came in the house and opened everything with a letter opener and when I looked at the contents it wasn’t for me. I took it over to the neighbor house and apologized … and started checking it at the mailbox before taking the letter opener to it
Never saw a tractor get picked up like that. When I was running the docks in the 80s I saw evidence of a container that had dropped on a trailer chassis in Oakland. I hated waiting under the crane for the operator to set the container on the chassis I was using. The container that dropped was less than 10 ft in the air and I heard it sent the driver to the hospital and had totaled out his tractor. Glad those days are long behind me but sure did love driving my truck.
To save money management uses automation these days.
Unfortunately not all people writing PLC (programmable logic controller) programs are competent to do so. Work with about 11 different software engineers in last 35 years, before retiring, and there was only one I’d trust to write software to automate a passenger jet. At other end were several I would not trust to automate a flush toilet. Automating a crane that works around people can’t be left to those who don’t fully understand the process and aren’t smart enough to program out dangerous life threatening conditions.
It does get caught in the machine, and it’s more likely to rip if it was sealed by a person, not the machine. I learned this working in an office when I was a teenager. As the low person on the totem pole, I had to do the mail. The mailer automatically seals the envelope, but two ladies (Carole and Fran) insisted on sealing the envelope themselves. If they weren’t sealed all the way, it created a rip when it went through the machine. Too many envelopes at once also created rips, so you have to be careful how many you feed in at once.
I look at my mail too before I open to avoid embarrassment with the neighbors when we occasionally get their mail.
a little fyi…
Probably won’t be doing a Pick One tomorrow. S’s Shuttle Service seems to be needed.
Feel free to post one if Ya’ like.
I’ve already planned the Pick One for the following week before the New Year….
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah Sameach, Heri za Kwanzaa…
Had a saying at work about building industrial control systems, first you idiot proof it then you take it one step further and operator proof it. Easiest way to find flaws in a process is allow the person with least experience to operate controls. They will find what you missed in software logic, hardware, etc.
Here’s what can happen when a container crane is automated and it’s not thought all the way thru,
https://tinyurl.com/n5kb8b4y click on PIC
Simple fix redundant laser distance sensors at each end of lifting fixture looking for truck cab when cable drum has lowered enough cable for fixture to be at truck level. IF truck detected, then stop movement and alarm. Saw way too many new hires incapable of logical thought, those are the people your system must protect.
Is not IF something will go wrong, . . . . it’s when.
“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
― Hunter S. Thompson
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