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Claycord – Talk About Whatever – July 14, 2023


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

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Addlepate July 14, 2023 - 7:03 PM - 7:03 PM


Dorothy July 14, 2023 - 7:22 PM - 7:22 PM

Book report: Destination: Void, Frank Herbert, 1966 & 1978. Right off Herbert says this is completely revised edition of the original written in 1966. While I have greatly enjoyed his Dune stories this no on par with them. I could not even finish it. It is rare for me to give up before the end of a story. As a Sci Fi story it falls short. There seems to be too much of the “which-ness of why.” What is intelligence? What is god and what does god have to do with it? Sorry, I could not get past the 6th chapter and do not recommend it.

Ancient Mariner July 14, 2023 - 10:27 PM - 10:27 PM

Thanks for the heads-up, Dorothy!
I was a big fan of Frank Herbert years ago (no time to read, now, unfortunately).
I did like “The Dragon in the Sea” and “The Santaroga Barrier” (and, of course the “Dune” series), but I’ve never heard of “Destination: Void”. I’ll a-VOID it. Sorry – couldn’t help myself there.
I found it odd that Herbert’s works were about the effects of drugs (jaspers in “The SRB”, melange in “Dune”).

Dr. Jellyfinger July 15, 2023 - 6:57 AM - 6:57 AM

So…. kinda like that first Star Trek movie……”Veeger” oh puhleeze!

Cowellian July 14, 2023 - 7:35 PM - 7:35 PM

Cowellian’s first

Paranoid pablito July 14, 2023 - 8:23 PM - 8:23 PM

I miss David Bowie.

The Fearless Spectator July 14, 2023 - 8:56 PM - 8:56 PM

I miss Alice Bowie.

Darwin July 14, 2023 - 10:09 PM - 10:09 PM

Ziggy Stardust

Simonpure July 15, 2023 - 2:47 PM - 2:47 PM

That’s so weird you said that. Had a dream last night and been thinking of him all day. Gonna go put some on right now. rebel rebel…

Givengold July 17, 2023 - 12:39 AM - 12:39 AM

I miss my Bowie Knife and by extension; Sam Bowie.

Martinezmike July 14, 2023 - 9:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A topic: Who here has been censored by the mayor? No doubt he has soverine rights, but I am curious. Profanity I understand , but edginess and humor are a matter requiring the most discerning judgement. 😛 Some rude comments I would like to read 😁 Maybe some I understand why he censored.

Captain Bebops July 15, 2023 - 10:12 AM - 10:12 AM

I think the mayor does a pretty decent job and this is a great site allowing a wide range of discussion not a polarized one. More of this kind of site is needed around the country or world. This could be a real albatross to run but I think they have some help so they can take a well deserved break now and then.

Simonpure July 15, 2023 - 2:50 PM - 2:50 PM

Agreed…usually he allows you to post whatever. He usually deletes after someone picks a beef or is hateful and the thread becomes misleading due to it.

S July 15, 2023 - 11:04 AM - 11:04 AM

Heck, even I’ve been zapped before…. Maybe more then once….

Dr. Jellyfinger July 16, 2023 - 2:53 PM - 2:53 PM

I think he’s saving all my deleted posts to sell to psychiatric researchers… sorry, but my shrink is already doing that.

nytemuvr July 16, 2023 - 9:26 PM - 9:26 PM

@DR. JELLYFINGER..…Are those deleted posts inclusive of all of your alter egos that used to post?….ahhh, the good old Claycord days.

Dr. Jellyfinger July 18, 2023 - 9:49 PM - 9:49 PM

So many moons ago…. I don’t remember.

Original G July 16, 2023 - 10:31 PM - 10:31 PM
nytemuvr July 17, 2023 - 7:18 PM - 7:18 PM

Why do you all refer to the Mayor as a “he” and whose to say there may be more than one “Mayor”…..hmmmmm

burnbabyburn July 14, 2023 - 9:22 PM - 9:22 PM

After driving through Concord today, I am now ready to issue an official statement: “Concord now has the worst timing/operation of traffic lights in Central/East Contra Costa.”

Ken July 15, 2023 - 8:05 AM - 8:05 AM

I’ve always said Concord’s city motto is “One block at a time”. Concord’s traffic engineers graduated at the bottom of their class 🤪

Chris July 15, 2023 - 12:27 AM - 12:27 AM

Wishing everyone a nice and cool weekend. We are in Carmel. Wonderful. When we arrived today it was 62.😃

The Old Goat July 15, 2023 - 3:53 PM - 3:53 PM

You just arrived, and we just left, after 3 delightful nights in Carmel, and before that, 2 nights in Santa Cruz. Took a little side trip to see Clint Eastwood’s hotel/restaurant, The Mission Inn, but they were closed until later that evening. Lovely location, but very out of the way. Our 5 nights were all FREE, courtesy of points earned from my credit cards. And those 5 nights also included free, hot breakfasts.

S July 15, 2023 - 6:44 AM - 6:44 AM

Pick One:
A) Rice Pudding
B) Tapioca Pudding

California Toad July 15, 2023 - 9:23 AM - 9:23 AM

Love both A and B – also plain, homemade vanilla pudding. All are great with some fresh berries, too.

Dawg July 15, 2023 - 9:46 AM - 9:46 AM

B) Tapioca

nytemuvr July 15, 2023 - 12:14 PM - 12:14 PM

B….Many years ago Jello used to make chocolate and orange tapioca pudding, orange was my favorite. I haven’t had homemade tapioca that I care for.

Roz July 15, 2023 - 12:33 PM - 12:33 PM

@S ~
Darn You, …. making me want either now.
I’ll go with B) Tapioca today.

Captain Bebops July 15, 2023 - 1:23 PM - 1:23 PM

A) though B) can be alright depending on the recipe. Now bread pudding…..

S July 15, 2023 - 4:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Zowie Capt B-Bops… I was just about to do a Bread Pudding; French Toast Bake instead….
Some reason I went with the Rice and Tapicoa…..

Ok Y’all a bonus this week, thanks to the Capt…..
A*) Bread Pudding
B*) French Toast Bake

Roz July 16, 2023 - 11:54 AM - 11:54 AM

@ S ~ A) ++
Bread Pudding made with Croissants, …. and throw in some cut peaches & berries, … so Yummy!

Captain Bebops July 17, 2023 - 9:16 AM - 9:16 AM

My mother had a pretty good recipe for bread pudding but it didn’t grow on me until later when I doused it in half and half. I like french toast too.

Hanne Jeppesen July 15, 2023 - 2:19 PM - 2:19 PM

Definitely rice pudding. Rice pudding is the traditional dessert in Denmark on Christmas eve. We cook the rice in milk, let it cool, then add whipping cream, vanilla essence, and I would usually add a little Cherry Heering, can also add slivered almonds, but that is not the tradional recipe. It is usually served with a cherry sauce. When was growing up many would can cherries in the summer and save it for christmas. Here I buy canned cherries at Trader Joe’s, and then add cherry liquer. One year I changed the sauce and made a cranberry/chocolate sauce.

Jeff (the other one) July 16, 2023 - 6:16 AM - 6:16 AM

like both, but prefer tapioca.

S July 16, 2023 - 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Looks like ‘B’ is the winner this week
homemade, none of that mix stuff…..
“B*” on the latter……

ps: Ok, Roz; did you make some?

Roz July 16, 2023 - 11:50 AM - 11:50 AM

@ S ~ Not today , … waiting for cooler weather.

Lee July 16, 2023 - 8:40 AM - 8:40 AM

I’ll go with ‘C’
I’ve never tried YUCK. Is that an ethnic dish? I’ll have to look for it. Does somebody
know a good spot? Thanks in advance!

Ken July 15, 2023 - 7:15 AM - 7:15 AM

Ever notice how the plastic bags at Safeway have gotten smaller over the years. You have to use more bags and pay more for them if you are sucked into their scam.

To Do List July 15, 2023 - 10:28 AM - 10:28 AM

Yes and shrinkflation where sellers reduce sizes and amounts but keep the price the same is also unenvironmental in addition to annoying. Latest I noticed is one box of Near East rice used to be enough for all of us and now they downsized it so it isn’t now enough. So now I will need to buy two boxes and all the extra cardboard I guess.

Lou July 15, 2023 - 8:34 AM - 8:34 AM

How about the freeways, Whats an oxymoron. Where only the rich rich and politicians can drive faster than the poor. That’s equity for you.

Bill July 15, 2023 - 9:48 AM - 9:48 AM

What’s your favorite to go restaurant in the area?

S July 15, 2023 - 10:31 AM - 10:31 AM

I’m gonna have to think on this one, Bill.
Kinda’ depends on what I’m craving.

Ancient Mariner July 15, 2023 - 11:52 AM - 11:52 AM

Naan ‘N’ Curry, De Vino’s, Matsu Sushi, El Tapatio.

JJ July 15, 2023 - 10:04 AM - 10:04 AM

Hi everyone. Wondering if anyone has recommendations for a reliable honest pool company in Claycord that can help reverse a sudden algae situation happening.

Hope you all stay cool this weekend!

The Fearless Spectator July 15, 2023 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Summit Pool & Spa.

Simonpure July 15, 2023 - 2:58 PM - 2:58 PM

JJ…Providing you are in good heath you can do it all alone. It’s a task but simply start by shocking the S*@t out of it, drain about a third, brush and repeat. Let my above ground one get so bad I thought I was just gonna slice her open, but after some effort was able to revive. Grand kids coming for it today. Once you get it done you will feel a big accomplishment has been fulfilled and will make you stay on top of it. Good luck!!!

Original G July 15, 2023 - 2:02 PM - 2:02 PM

When passing out excess vegetables remember your mail carrier.

Martinezmike July 15, 2023 - 5:28 PM - 5:28 PM

After exposure to toxic catalyst soil, my vegetables now chase after the mail carrier.

Original G July 15, 2023 - 10:24 PM - 10:24 PM

That was good !
Look forward to your posts.

Jojo The Circus Clown July 15, 2023 - 3:56 PM - 3:56 PM

Heard from the grapevine … Billy G & Co. are launching CV19 2.0 sometime in 2025 … hope and pray I am misinformed … god help us … #prayerworks

rogue rider July 15, 2023 - 5:34 PM - 5:34 PM

Concord has made a mistake with the new roadwork at the east end of Monument, there is no bike lane, the impression i get is they want bicycles to use the new sidewalk that meanders it’s wY to the next intersection, this is not acceptable to cyclists like myself that ride at traffic speed, is concord ready for me to ride on the new sidewalk at 25mph or more?
my only option as i see it it to endanger my life riding at 25 in the traffic lane while cars are pissed off because they want to drive 40mph but can’t because i am only riding 25mph
this was not planned well or it was deliberate to restrict cycling

The Old Goat July 15, 2023 - 5:42 PM - 5:42 PM

Temperature in Death Valley at 5:40pm, according to the National Park Service 125 degrees. Makes the 105 in Concord seem downright cool.

Atticus Thraxx July 15, 2023 - 8:04 PM - 8:04 PM

Stuff I’m pretty sure is true, or close enough anyway:

Infinity is not a measurement. It’s a declaration that your math broke down.

Counterintuitively, people who lie the most, are the worst at it.

For almost 500 million years the dominant life form on earth were vast mats of algae. That algea and the oxygen it produced is why we’re even here. Well, one of the reasons anyway.

Tom Cruise has earned the benefit of the doubt and then some. Cult worship aside.

I miss lowriders and their nonsense.

Whenever I see someone smoking now, I kinda admire the periststance in a twisted way.

No matter how carefully you plant and schedule growth, you’ll always end up with two big bags of tomatoes you can’t find a home for.

You can go broke buying all the really cool attachments for a Dremel. I’m pretty sure I can do orthopedic surgery and cut a hole into the side of a battleship now.

Can’t make as good an Old Fashion at home as you can get in a good bar and that bums me out. Longassed walk to the nearest good bar.

I’m voting all Whig Party next election if I vote at all. No idea what they’re about, but I assume they wear cool old-timey wigs.

They should have been called Wesson & Smith.

As goes the emotional, financial and intellectual health of a nation’s women, so goes the nation.

Of all the known cheeses, asiago gives you the worst breath.

History tells us if you’re patient , extreme wealth disparity in any given polity is ALWAYS eventually corrected. It’s just a matter of how bloody it will be. Literally every great nation you’ve ever heard of perished of it ultimately. Go ahead and check, I’ll wait.

I read somewhere as a man ages a good goal is he should be able to snap out his age in pushups all at once without stopping. Not sure what to do with that.

Only California could lose money getting into the pot business. Well, them and the Jamaicans.

There are over 25,000 species of nematodes. No one really knows because species seem to spontanously appear and disappear over time. Imagine that was your job, counting nematodes.

They’ll look you right in the eye and charge you $3 for a navel orange, and dare you to say someting. Is there crack inside? A baseball card? A lottery ticket?

Every animal we know is smart, is just a little smarter than we know.

I found out this morning I can still float a frisbee the length of a football field. Also found out I can only do it once and I’m out of Aleve.

Gotta go set the sprinkler, if I’m late the hummingbirds get pissy. Have a great weekend everyone!

Ancient Mariner July 16, 2023 - 8:21 PM - 8:21 PM

Hey there, Atticus – good to hear from you!
I like your very strange take on the world – I might vote Whig, too.

Dr. Jellyfinger July 17, 2023 - 1:29 PM - 1:29 PM

Golden Gate Fields is closing.
I’m not really into horse racing but I’ve been there a few times, it was fun.

Original G July 19, 2023 - 2:04 PM - 2:04 PM
Burt July 19, 2023 - 2:37 PM - 2:37 PM

3364 pge customers Clayton power out

Original G July 19, 2023 - 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Recent graduate with degree in electrical engineering has applied to 60 companies with no luck.
After reading replies to reddit post reminded me of last new electrical engineer I broke in.
He had moderate student loan debt and his pay was less than mine. (industrial electrician)
Something for high school graduates to ponder, how many electrical engineers does a company need?
Electrical maintenance department I worked in had two electrical engineer bosses and 14 electricians.
Train for limited number of engineering positions or gain a skill set in demand that employers are willing to pay up for with many positions and some turnover.
Businesses need regulatory certainty and political stability, neither of which exist at present to be confident to expand business and risk capital. Businesses are sitting on money just as they did during obama biden years.
Why not take four semesters at a junior college and learn a skill set that’s always in demand?
Two positions already filled or 14 positions with some turnover.
With junior college program training and roughly five years experience, can get a job just about anywhere with no problem.


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