Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings Catskills I

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Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings Catskills I

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:04 am

Frankly, I find the fall colors look like someone dropped a tab of acid and stuck their head in a box of Trix and sneezed. . . utterly garish:
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Let's remember what "Fall" is about:
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Now before you tell me to:
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I was heartened to find that this camera managed to mute some of the excessive coloryness of reality here in the Catskills:
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The landscape in the Catskills is gorgeous, and there are roads that wend their way through stands of trees and across brooks and they give you the very picture of rural timelessness:
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And lookee here! The fence I built in '99 for my oldest friend/gradeschool girlfriend. Still standing and so is our friendship:
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I visited her and her mom for the last presidential debate. Her mom, who I had a major crush on in 1970, pretty much restored this house herself. She is now 82 and I am completely blown away by how healthy and alert and timeless she is. She and I did the roof on the shed in November of 1999, and she is most definitely of the school "Use It Or Lose It." She has lost nothing:
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More of this riot of colorful slow dying known as "Autumn" to come. . . .
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Post by Hippie » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:27 pm

Fall. If it could go straight into spring, it would be much easier to appreciate.

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Post by spiffy » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:47 pm

The smell of fall is soooo so nice though! I love the open window almost too cool but crisp drives and/or bike rides this time of year. Now, the kid that came to our door 5 times at the rental place we had the last month to ask to rake our leaves was a bit annoying although cute. Rake the leaves kid, make a big pile and jump in, roll around....and lay off the door to door leave salesman gig and BE A KID!
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Post by Velokid1 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:49 pm

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Post by Cindy » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:21 am

spiffy wrote:The smell of fall is soooo so nice though! I love the open window almost too cool but crisp drives and/or bike rides this time of year.
i love the scent of fall too. our cat came into the house the other day and when emmett picked him up he said--you smell like october! its very distinct--but i wonder where it comes from. (colin would say decomposition.)

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Or you don't.” ― Stephen King, The Stand

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Post by Hippie » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:59 am

spiffy wrote:The smell of fall is soooo so nice though! I love the open window almost too cool but crisp...
Oh yeah. I like to do my school work with the front window open so I can hear the kids playing and see the cars go by--even if I have to wear a hoodie.

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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:19 am

A couple more photographs of the decay and decomposition:
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No pictures of my rainy campsite. It rained and rained. Woke up at some point to have a conversation with my bladder.
"Gotta go."
"No we don't."
"Yes we do."
"No. It is too cold."
"Gotta go."
"Will you cut it out?"
"Hear the rain trickling?"
"Exactly."
"Hear the rain trickling like you're about to?"
"Cut it OUT."
"Gotta go."
"I am going to pretend you do not exist."
"No you're not. Here's a tric. . . "
"OH ALL RIGHT."
Lurched out into the rainy night and only just barely in the nick of time.
When all was done, and I was painstakingly wrapped up in my cocoon once more ready to drift off to sleep, I had a new conversation not with my now quiescent bladder, but my freshly awake brain.
"Time to sleep."
"No it's not."
"YES IT IS."
"Did you see your Visa bill?"
"I have to sleep."
"I think the engine is losing power."
"I - must - sleep ! "
"Not with this toothache, dentistry is expensive."
"I am not listening to you."
"Are you ever going to get that book done?"
"La-la-la-la-la-la-"
". . . but really, if the gearshift is vibrating and the carbs ARE synchronized, and the engine is intrinsically balanced, then it has to be a differential in pumping efficiency somewhere in the engine, like the valve guides which must be worn oval by now, remember? you bought them sight unseen off Ebay."
"I must sleep."

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Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by static » Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:26 am

Amskeptic wrote: No pictures of my rainy campsite. It rained and rained. Woke up at some point to have a conversation with my bladder.
"Gotta go."
"No we don't."
"Yes we do."
"No. It is too cold."
"Gotta go."
"Will you cut it out?"
"Hear the rain trickling?"
"Exactly."
"Hear the rain trickling like you're about to?"
"Cut it OUT."
"Gotta go."
"I am going to pretend you do not exist."
"No you're not. Here's a tric. . . "
"OH ALL RIGHT."
Lurched out into the rainy night and only just barely in the nick of time.
When all was done, and I was painstakingly wrapped up in my cocoon once more ready to drift off to sleep, I had a new conversation not with my now quiescent bladder, but my freshly awake brain.
"Time to sleep."
"No it's not."
"YES IT IS."
"Did you see your Visa bill?"
"I have to sleep."
"I think the engine is losing power."
"I - must - sleep ! "
"Not with this toothache, dentistry is expensive."
"I am not listening to you."
"Are you ever going to get that book done?"
"La-la-la-la-la-la-"
". . . but really, if the gearshift is vibrating and the carbs ARE synchronized, and the engine is intrinsically balanced, then it has to be a differential in pumping efficiency somewhere in the engine, like the valve guides which must be worn oval by now, remember? you bought them sight unseen off Ebay."
"I must sleep."
Wonderful!

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Post by glasseye » Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:28 pm

Love these trip reports, love these images, love these words. :cheers: Who among us who's camped somewhere rainy and cold has not had that conversation? =D>

I dream, dream dream of doing the TV series. :cherry:
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Post by zblair » Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:56 pm

glasseye wrote:Love these trip reports, love these images, love these words. :cheers: Who among us who's camped somewhere rainy and cold has not had that conversation? =D>

I dream, dream dream of doing the TV series. :cherry:
When you do the series, we're signing on as sound production.... :cherry:
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Post by bus71 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:27 pm

I keep a wide mouthed jug with a tight lid in the bus, ever since my pro...., well, you get the idea. :flower:

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Post by glasseye » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:22 am

At the risk of seriously embarrassing personal disclosure, Zip-Loc baggies. Especially the new, double closure ones. :drunken:
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Post by Birdibus » Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:48 am

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Post by hambone » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:14 am

Why, you could store your...solid waste......
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Post by Birdibus » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:38 am

We ladies need a wide top container 'cause our aim isn't good. :cyclopsani:
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