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Suzanne

Suzanne

I am a host of Late Late Night FDL music and cartoon posts in addition to spending most evenings behind the FDL backstage curtain flipping levers. Used to be a practicing heterosexual but now it appears that I am just a consultant. Avid reader since teaching myself how to read when four. Navy brat and first born so always thinking of the consequences. Double Irish so I usually got caught. Turned my misspent youth around and became that scary thing in your rear view mirror. Retired from the Fremont (California) Police Department after 24 years of sworn and non-sworn duties, including Patrol and the Crimes Against Persons Unit. Currently living on the North Oregon Coast with Token, cutest dog in the world (10 lb category), where I enjoy taking non-crime scene photographs, writing at my own blog, TwoTonGreenBlog, and working backstage at Firedoglake.

  • Suzanne

    g’evening folks – am sitting in for tut tonight

  • Chris Maukonen

    Hi ya Suz. Oy Been hot here lately.

  • dubinsky
  • Suzanne

    hey chris – our 90’s are gone and we are back into 70’s (with low 80’s forecast for tomorrow)… so glad it is cooler. we had 3 days in a row in the 90’s and several in the high 80’s… oy that’s miserable for sure

  • Suzanne
  • Suzanne

    hey dub – how ya doing tonight?

  • dubinsky

    really well

    and hope you are as well.

  • Suzanne

    hanging in and hanging on — how’s the new grandbaby?

  • dubinsky

    beautiful and expressive and tiny.

  • Suzanne

    awwww they are so adorable when wee. my grandbaby is now 4 and a full blown kid *sigh* not even a toddler anymore but she still loves lap time with gramma

  • dubinsky

    this one is too small for a lap. she’s about a handful…. not quite 6 pounds.

    oops… haven’t quite figured out how to forward the pic

  • Suzanne

    that link is to gmail dub – not an online pic

  • Suzanne
  • Suzanne

    is there another link that isn’t gmail?

  • dubinsky

    not one that I’ll figure out tonight. ( dumb old Luddite me)

    maybe some other time I’ll get to send one (possibly before she’s 4)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkoA3O3oLCU

  • Suzanne

    one day dub

  • Suzanne
  • dubinsky

    hell, she might figure it out before me.

  • Suzanne

    jules is a whiz on her tablet (compared to me)

  • Suzanne
  • Suzanne
  • dubinsky

    an old favorite music video…never made it to MTV

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecmickQZfYY

  • Suzanne
  • dubinsky

    here’s one composed by Leonard Bernstein w/lyrics adapted from T S Eliot’s “The Wasteland”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENeYT8QucYs

  • Suzanne
  • AKBob

    Evenin Ms Suz. Well by gum we hit 70 today. Spent time in the sun doing yard work an drinkin beer. Would have liked to do some beachcombing but just cant find a teen worth their shit to do yard work. Guess i need a 5g lawn mower to entice them.

  • Suzanne

    hey homeroid — sounds like a great day (other than the yard work) can ya beachcomb tomorrow?

  • bluewombat

    Am I too late to show up and say terrible things about Disqus?

  • dubinsky
  • bluewombat

    That music is un-bee-lieavable!

  • Suzanne

    hey blue — how’s la county tonight?

  • AKBob

    It will be another stellar day and i have to drive hack. Being so nice folks will be on the water or on the beach. I should have time to hang on the beach myself.

  • dubinsky

    if you had to choose between Disqus and the Spanish Inquisition…..?

    http://sapiengames.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/monty-python-spanish-inquisition.png

  • Suzanne

    sounds like a plan! we are supposed to jump 10 degrees tomorrow – 84. i will prob turn on my a/c in the afternoon when it gets hot

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aloha, Suz and LN pups…! Mahalo for the post and host…! πŸ˜‰

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *heh* Get in line, bw…! πŸ˜‰

  • Suzanne

    aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight? twas my pleasure dood

  • bluewombat

    How much time do I have to think about that?

  • AKBob

    Yeah i turned on the AC today–we opened all the doors an propped open the windows. The cats freaked when out in the yard momma moose and 2 newbies came by. I could tell momma moose was laughing at the cats.

  • bluewombat

    πŸ™‚

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Another gorgeous day here…! Slow nite at the Diner so I got out early…! πŸ˜‰

  • Suzanne

    we had a nice soft cool breeze – felt like the perfect spring day – much better than the 90’s we had last weekend. weather dood just said 87 mon πŸ™

  • bluewombat

    It’s okay. I’m an officially retired person now; more time for errands. Went to the gym this evening.

    If I’m allowed a plug my Joe Wilson e-book (9,000 words, so it’s an e-book, not a real book), it will be out on July 6, the 12th anniversary of his NYT op -ed piece. Website: plamegate.weebly.com

    Thus endeth my unsolicited commercial.

  • dubinsky
  • dubinsky

    do you cook or work the front?

  • Suzanne

    woohoo another blue wombat book!!! how’s live without an alarm clock?

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Speaking of which, bw, can you write a short synopsis of it and I’ll be happy to post it here on the 6th, or so…! πŸ˜‰

    I did get your email, but, I’m not a writer(and never claimed to be one)…!

  • AKBob

    We have been lucky, not too dry so fire danger is low.
    Up north of us is where the Funny river fire was last year. Folks are all over that area right now waiting for more rain so as to harvest the morels.
    I can just see the TV show now — Mushroom hunters of Alaska— ohh the drama.

  • Suzanne

    we’ve already had several smaller wildfires this week – one out in the gorge blew up really fast with the wind. gonna be a bad fire season. we are very dry

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *heh* They certainly have enough of those Alaska shows nowadays, eh…? πŸ˜‰

  • bluewombat

    Will do, Tut. Thank you mucho.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Thank you, bw…! Too bad we don’t have the book salon anymore…! 8-(

  • bluewombat

    You’re very gracious, Suz. This e-book is much shorter (about a tenth the length) and took less time (5 or 6 months instead of 5 or 6 years), so I feel a little sheepish about using the word “book.”

    The alarm clocklessness of my existence is good — my body loves knowing that most days it can get up whenever it pleases, that there’s no command performance. It’s not a be-all and end-all: if I’m feeling out of sorts, that still affects my sleep. But it beats the alternative.

  • Suzanne

    tis especially fine on those cold winter mornings…

  • bluewombat

    Am having trouble processing your phrase “cold winter mornings”…

  • Suzanne

    hahahaha chilly winter mornings for you la’ers

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Especially in LA, eh…? πŸ˜‰

  • Suzanne

    token’s giving me the evil eye and tut is here… i’m gonna take token out to do his thang and check out the evening sky. g’nite all – happy dreams

  • dubinsky

    night

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Mahalo, Suz…! Sweet dreams and give Token some skritches for me…! *g*

  • AKBob

    Hey Mr Tut glad yer out early. Yes the M hunters come to these year old burns by the hundreds. They set up camps and it all gets territorial.
    There are buyers stationed at strategic locals and that get’s competitive.

    Who is paying what on a daily basis. It is all quite the game. And at the end of the day the mushrooms fly to some restaurant some where and are eaten the next day.

  • bluewombat

    You’ve got it better than I do, except that the once or twice I’ve been out there, the humidity absolutely floored me.

  • bluewombat

    Yes, that’s a little more like it.

    Am slowly starting to get the hang of this Disqus thing, but still disapprove of it on principle.

  • bluewombat

    Guys, am pooped and am gonna bail. Report me and my cause aright to the unsatisfied.

  • dubinsky

    g’luck with the new book.

    I’m gonna take a look at the Coe bio

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    So all the Bush Pilots head to your parts for the bizness too…?

  • bluewombat

    Goodnight, Suz, Tut and all.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Pleasant dreams, bw…!

  • AKBob

    My hope is you dont have to put up with the smoke. It really get’s to me.
    Hey the more tokun pees the less the fire danger!! πŸ˜‰

  • Suzanne

    hahaha the little guy is only 11 lbs dood – i doubt he can reduce the fire danger in my yard much less elsewhere *laughing*

  • AKBob

    token the fire dog. Niters Suz.

  • AKBob

    It is only 2.5 hours from that burn to the Anch int airport by road so doubt planes would be the way to go.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Dayam, just watched the Lifetime Achievement award show(roast) for Steve Martin from the AFI…! πŸ˜‰

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aah, hadn’t realized how close Homer was to Anch…! πŸ˜‰

  • AKBob

    We are 4+ hours from Anch but the Funny river site is only 2+ hours from Anch. The Kenai peninsula is really large if you look.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    The Kenai peninsula is really large if you look.

    That was my impression of it from the map, haven’t been past Anchorage, but, I remember driving/flying over many miles of Arctic tundra of the Great White North…!

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    With the late Earl… https://youtu.be/nqd7mXvHupU

  • dubinsky
  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    It’s interesting to note that there is massive citizen grassroots groundswell arising around the Globe, that is standing up to the Austerity measures being imposed by so many Governments…! On both sides of the Pond, both the EU parliamentarians and our House critters are hearing earfuls from their constituents on the TTP/TTIP…!

    The Spaniards are stepping up their game…

    https://youtu.be/9Di7R1jqi3M

  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    This is the sh*t that keeps me up at nite, our ocean ecosystems are f*cked…

    https://youtu.be/ATXBN3ImIxg

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    More brain fertilizer…

    https://youtu.be/nrZ5MXegW9Y

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *heh* I’d laughed when Anthony Bourdain, who just had a CNN special here in the Isles, had quipped ascerbically… ‘Of all the places I’ve been, Hawai’i is the least crazy’…! πŸ˜‰

    Mark Twain agreed with him…

    The native language is soft and liquid and flexible and in every way efficient and satisfactory–till you get mad; then there you are; there isn’t anything in it to swear with. Good judges all say it is the best Sunday language there is. But then all the other six days in the week it just hangs idle on your hands; it isn’t any good for business and you can’t work a telephone with it. Many a time the attention of the mssionaries has been called to this defect, and they are always promising they are going to fix it; but no, they go fooling along and fooling along and nothing is done.

    This is the most magnificent, balmy atmosphere in the world–ought to take dead men out of grave.

    For me its balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun; the pulsing of its surf is in my ear; I can see its garlanded crags, its leaping cascades, its plumy palms drowsing by the shore, its remote summits floating like islands above the cloud-rack; I can feel the spirit of its woody solitudes, I hear the plashing of the brooks; in my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago.

    What’s not to like, eh…? πŸ˜‰

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Once again, Mahalo to Suz…! *g*

    Aloha Oe…! (It’s been a long while since I’d last signed off with it!) *g*