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Claycord – Talk About Whatever – Jan.20, 2023



Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

This is a post with no subject, you can talk about whatever you want. If breaking news happens (such as a shooting, earthquake, etc.), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

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S January 20, 2023 - 7:02 PM - 7:02 PM

Pick One:
A) Beer Soup
B) Kale Soup
C) Yuck

Dawg January 20, 2023 - 10:42 PM - 10:42 PM

I never had either one, but after looking them up, some of the pictures of the kale soup look pretty darn good. So, I will go with B) Kale soup. It might even be good if it was made with Swiss chard. Beer in soup, seems like a waste of good beer.

Hanne Jeppesen January 21, 2023 - 11:37 AM - 11:37 AM

My dad grew kale and broccoli, although I think the Danish version is a little different. My mother would make kale soup, (many other soups as well, yellow pea, chicken soup with dumplings) kale soup had other vegetables in it, carrot, leeks, it would be served with half a hard boiled egg on top. I was a somewhat picky eater as a child, but I remember liking most of the soups my mother made, including kale soup.

Well Folks January 21, 2023 - 9:10 AM - 9:10 AM

If you are talking beer and cheddar or beer and cheese soup then yes to A

Roz January 21, 2023 - 12:08 PM - 12:08 PM

If that the case, then count me in on (A) too!

Captain Bebops January 21, 2023 - 10:58 AM - 10:58 AM

Been aware of kale since the 1970s but a few years back had a dental tech talk about it as if it were the latest rage. I guess the kale lobby got busy. I would guess it’s a very bitter soup but there are lots of bitter green leafy veggies out there. Beer in a soup sounds like a novelty.

Barbie Dahl January 21, 2023 - 12:14 PM - 12:14 PM

There’s a time and place for Kale: Never and in the trash.

Gittyup January 21, 2023 - 12:50 PM - 12:50 PM

You win the internet today! I have weeds in the yard that taste better than kale!

Dr. Jellyfinger January 22, 2023 - 10:38 AM - 10:38 AM

What?! Barbie Dahl was one of my old chimerical personalities way back when Claycord didn’t spank us for using multiple names. I even spelled it the same way…. and I hate kale too! This is freaking me out a little… I think I better give Dr. Bitfrisky a call.

S January 21, 2023 - 3:57 PM - 3:57 PM

Kale is not my fav green, but I’ll eat it.
The “A” though is tasty.
Okra and cornstarch to thicken, some finely diced unpeeled tater, little bit of onion, salt to taste.
Topped with smoked gouda and cracked black pepper….

Cowellian January 20, 2023 - 7:09 PM - 7:09 PM

Cowellian’s first.
Y’all have a great weekend!

Wave January 20, 2023 - 7:10 PM - 7:10 PM

Have a good weekend everyone….no more rain…but it is sure cold now!

Original G January 20, 2023 - 7:18 PM - 7:18 PM

Western Mining History

Ancient Mariner January 20, 2023 - 7:46 PM - 7:46 PM

Nice post, Original G – Thanks!

Gittyup January 21, 2023 - 12:54 PM - 12:54 PM

My, that is a fascinating website. They all sound like wonderful destinations for road trips with very colorful histories.

Dawg January 21, 2023 - 11:26 PM - 11:26 PM

Gittyup, If you’re looking for a historic road trip, check out the town of Bodie. It’s an old mining town located in Mono County, near the Nevada state line. If you go, go in the summer, it gets freezing cold there in the winter. Another place with a lot of ghost towns is Kern County, there are over 70 of them within 25 miles of Bakersfield.

Ignatz January 20, 2023 - 7:23 PM - 7:23 PM

Charities you like and or give to? And why?

Auntie January 20, 2023 - 9:38 PM - 9:38 PM

I support Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

I like that they serve local needs.

Also, they are very highly rated on Charity Navigator, especially in regard to the low % of funds spent for admin.

nytemuvr January 20, 2023 - 10:46 PM - 10:46 PM

@AUNTIE….You just keep on believing that.

Hanne Jeppesen January 21, 2023 - 11:32 AM - 11:32 AM

I donate to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano as well on a regular basis. Don’t pay attention to those who are negative. Giving is a good thing, what goes around comes around.

Oh, please January 21, 2023 - 8:05 AM - 8:05 AM

I can’t anymore. Most charities are bunk and most people that benefit from charities are fraudsters and criminals.

Dawg January 21, 2023 - 8:37 AM - 8:37 AM

I don’t usually give money to charities, because as with most charities, I don’t really know where the money is going, so I donate my time. Before COVID, I volunteered my time at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, entertaining some very sick children. If, and when the mask mandates are lifted in hospitals, I plan on volunteering my time again.

Ignatz January 21, 2023 - 9:47 AM - 9:47 AM

Yes, it’s easier to write a check, a little more difficult to give of your time.
I did the same a number of years back, gave my time. Put a lot into perspective as well.

Martinezmike January 21, 2023 - 10:43 AM - 10:43 AM

Ig: I’m sticking to the human fund. I trust their leadership

Gittyup January 21, 2023 - 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Charities I like got misplaced below..

Gary Benton January 21, 2023 - 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Catholic Charities of the East Bay – because they help the down and out here loacally.
Doctors without Borders – because they provide medical aid where it is needed throughout the world where not available otherwise.
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano – local food needs
Catholic Relief Services – Good people helping where they are needed.

Gary Benton January 20, 2023 - 10:59 PM - 10:59 PM

I submitted this to ChatGPT: “Tell me a story about a young man going on his first trip across the USA in an automobile with his dog.”
and ChatGPT generated:
“Once upon a time, there was a young man named Jack who had always dreamed of traveling across the United States in an automobile. He had saved up for years to buy his own car and was finally ready to set out on his journey.

Jack had always been an animal lover, and he couldn’t bear the thought of leaving his loyal companion, a golden retriever named Buddy, behind. So, he decided to take Buddy with him on the trip.

They set out early one morning, with the sun just starting to rise. Jack was filled with excitement as they drove through the countryside, stopping to visit small towns and take in the sights. Buddy was always by his side, sticking his head out the window and barking at the passing cars.

As they traveled further and further, they encountered all kinds of obstacles. They got lost on winding mountain roads, had to deal with car trouble and even a heavy rainstorm. But through it all, Jack and Buddy were always there for each other.

As they reached the end of their journey, Jack realized how much he had grown and changed during their trip. He had made new friends, seen incredible sights, and most importantly, he had shared it all with his best friend, Buddy.

Jack and Buddy returned home, but the memories of their adventure would stay with them forever. And they knew that one day, they would set out on another journey together.”

To Do List January 21, 2023 - 11:03 AM - 11:03 AM

Thank you for that. Very interesting. I know someone taking an AI class at a UC school this year and will be very interested to see what she says later. On the one hand, this could be a horrible thing for our culture and media, but so would a meteor hitting the Midwest but we cannot stop either so we might as well observe it. Some call it a stochastic parrot full of errors but with deceptive illusions of accuracy. I have yet to use access a phone system AI where the chat didn’t fail and I had to ask for a human representative.

Gary Benton January 21, 2023 - 7:24 PM - 7:24 PM

I found that I could try out ChatGPT on the OpenAI web site:

To Do List January 21, 2023 - 8:41 PM - 8:41 PM

Thank you. I’m getting slower every day, but I will get to this.

Bella January 21, 2023 - 12:17 AM - 12:17 AM

Yes, home is home, but times change and life changes. Uncle Allen also lived in Felton sadly where all the flooding has occurred had family in Santa Cruz. Hard to think of any changes because I love my home and this area has all I need for all these years, but someone once said to me, you will know if and when it’s time. A condo in SC doesn’t sound bad, but moving does.

Well Folks January 21, 2023 - 9:13 AM - 9:13 AM

Still digging out from all the snow. With the day time sun and highs in the low 30’s it’s not an easy task. And with single digit lows…..roads are pretty icy until around noon and several parking lots are still ice rinks.
The flip side is my little universe is still beautiful, not crowded and has very very very little crime.

FPN January 21, 2023 - 1:22 PM - 1:22 PM

I volunteer at the food bank. Makes me feel like I am making a difference.

Gittyup January 21, 2023 - 1:54 PM - 1:54 PM

Locally, I like Community Concern for Cats. They care for local colonies of ferals with and find homes for rescued cats in Walnut Creek. They also have a second-hand shop on Newell Ave in Walnut Creek.


A really informative website about the care of cats, by the way, is

Because of the indispensable assistance they provide to police officers and their loyal and noble calling, I support the National PoIice Dog Association located in Camarillo CA. They are a non-profit organization providing financial help for the veterinary and retirement needs of police dogs and are sponsored by Purina. Purina is very particular about who they support.

Original G January 22, 2023 - 1:39 PM - 1:39 PM

Cleaning up garden and walked around emptying out any standing water mosquitos might use.
Also on list furnace filters, refrigerator coils and dryer cleaning.

Original G January 22, 2023 - 4:06 PM - 4:06 PM

Suggestion if you plan on growing pole beans this summer FORTEX.
Stringless 7 to 11 inch pods good flavor. Order online, haven’t found any store selling these seeds.
Search for, fortex seed.

Original G January 24, 2023 - 2:09 PM - 2:09 PM

If you drive on Clayton Rd. or Pine Hollow Rd. watch out for white single bed dump truck.
Aggressive driving, frequent lane changes and tailgating, stay away from it.

Dr. Jellyfinger January 24, 2023 - 4:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Sounds like a “Depends” commercial.


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