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    marye
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    By suggestion... The holiday season is upon us. You know, Thanksgiving, the solstice, Chanukah, Christmas, and that season that brought us all to Oakland every year, New Year's... Got plans? Got strong feelings about the season? Tell all!

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  • December 7, 2015 - 1:21pm
    marye
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    always a welcome tale!
    Here in the lovely Bay Area, they're lighting the Bill Graham menorah in Union Square, the Christmas tree's up at the Fillmore, and it's mere weeks until the Dead and Co. shows.
  • December 7, 2015 - 1:02pm
    wilfredtjones
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    don't miss it
    There's another priceless Oroboros story lurking downthread (comment #71)
  • December 7, 2015 - 12:47pm
    marye
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    It's that time again...
    And what a year it's been! Thanks to all you folks for making it awesome. Happy holidays!
  • November 28, 2013 - 9:33am
    marye
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    Happy Thanksgiving to us all
    and may we always have lots to be thankful for!
  • July 2, 2011 - 5:37pm
    johnman
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    Get 'em marye!!
    Yek ek ek ek ek ek (popeye laugh) rarrarrf!!! wagwagwagwagwag!!
  • July 2, 2011 - 11:47am
    marye
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    heh
    they think I will take the weekend off. But no. I will not. Adios, spammer.
  • July 2, 2011 - 5:04am
    PonchoBill
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    mmmmmmm, mmmmmmmmm.....
    ....canned meat. Insert Homer drool face here.
  • July 1, 2011 - 11:14pm
    johnman
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    You, sir, are a spamneck
    wif your spamface and spameyed spamhead, you spammer, you...
  • January 7, 2011 - 4:37pm
    eltortugatranquilo
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    Happy New Year !!!!
    2010....Furthur NYE bookends, Mountaire, Cuthbert and Marymoore. Not a bad year at all....
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    cosmicbadger
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    Happy New Year
    Wishing everybody a happy and fruitful 2011
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By suggestion... The holiday season is upon us. You know, Thanksgiving, the solstice, Chanukah, Christmas, and that season that brought us all to Oakland every year, New Year's... Got plans? Got strong feelings about the season? Tell all!
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you can never tell. the way we have lived for a long number of years, is EVERYDAY is Christmas, everyday is your birthday, everyday is Thanksgiving, etc. etc. works for us. there was a guy on NY radio a number of years back, and his line was something like 'everyday is a precious gift to be unwrapped' love and peace.
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cc said it woderfully,i was raised to be greatfully for each day and moment.and i do too beleive that everyday is precious,live life to the fullist each moment and each breath accounts for somthing somtimes its not clear right away but then i get to see the grace unfold its self.as long as im not being self absord.w/bs!!hope you all had a good Thanksgiving.... peace
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On these Holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, when I go outside there is a certain peace vibration that can leave awe in it's wake. The sound of gratefulness for each other. The vibration of Love as people go out of their way to make each other happy. The feelings of positive Lightness. It is like a cosmic harmonic chorus of souls singing with joy!For those who are negative during this time I urge you to come outside and play, join in the feeling of love for loves sake or just bask in it's peace. Joy to the world, all the boys and girls...........Joy to you and me.....Enjoy!
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I'm working on a plan to hold Christmas hostage. In the middle of the night, I will emerge from my underground lair and sneak into every home in the world (or at least my hometown) and steal all the presents, ornaments, stockings and even the roast b... (suddenly the sound of Dr. Evil's henchman, No. 2, clearing his throat interrupts), "Yeah ah, Dr. I'm afraid that there was a fellow that already did that very same thing. He returned all the items and became a hero to the entire season of Christmas. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Throw me a frickin' bone people! I've been frozen for thirty years!
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Your no Grinch GRTUD!!
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You're awesome!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket "I tell you Max, I don't know why I ever leave this place. I've got all the company I need right here." - The Grinch
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So I drove out to CO from SoCal to be with my hubby and son for Thanksgiving. My poor old pickup truck took a header in Tonopah AZ (not Tonopah NV!) so I got to spend an night with my favorite uncle in Phoenix, which was great. I got to Colorado on Sunday the 11/18 to spend the rest of the week here with my Boys. I took a header off my front deck the following day, Monday, and broke a bone in my ankle. Surgery is set for 11 December. My mom was just blown away that I was laid up, and since we'd talked about me and my Boys driving back to MD for Christmas but now my foot was all jacked up and I can't drive at all, she ponied up for 3 airline tickets to fly us all back home for Christmas. My poor boss... I'm working as much as I can from home, and he's been great. Totally supportive and positive. I have plenty of sick leave I can use up, and he's been very cool. So instead of Thanksgiving week and then Christmas week, I'm getting both and everything in between! oh, and surgery in the middle.
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Healing beams to that ankle! And enjoy the family time.
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you seem to have had a very eventful couple of months..or is this normal for you? Whatever the case I am glad at least that your unwelcome break has also led to a welcome one!!! Happy healing!
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izzie. Hope your ankle is better soon!!! Christmas this year will suck, as looks like I cannot afford a ticket to see the kids, so will be here in Spain, trying to pretend is no holiday. Sob! BUT New Year's Eve will be really great. Gilles will arrive on the 29th from Toulouse, and with my boss José and his girlfriend and two other friends, we will be taking a 3 hour roadtrip to a National Park on the Portugese border. Will get to see a bigger stretch of Andalucia by car, stay in a hotel in the park, hike and explore and enjoy nature, and party w/my friends. Will be a little mini-U.N between us all (one guy coming is Portugese, 3 Spanish people, Crazy French guy, and me. And will also be alot of fun! ********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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maybe you have been GOING AND GOING so much, you needed to slow down and take some time for yourself and be with your family. the grate spirit works in strange ways. good luck with the ankle and heal soon.!! nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
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Izzie I hope you heal up real soon, enjoy the rest while you can :) Peace
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Hey izzie- More positve ankle vibes heading your way... Take It Easy & catch up on some good reading, or whatever soothes you. Adding my two cents on the Christmas season: I know alot of chicks really dig shopping, but it ain't my cup of tea. I forget that I deteste shopping until I get roped into it and then it all comes flooding back. Last weekend a friend asked me to go with her, and since she knows shopping is not my thing, she said we'd only go to one store. Well, two hours later we're still there. The Chritmas songs are never ending and all there is to look at are clothes and shoes. Not to mention the perfume displays were giving me a terrible headache. Why was I sweating, I wasn't even speding any money?? WHEW I know people who love to spend a whole day in that enviroment. Anyhoo, on the way home we looked at some beautiful Christmas lights and I felt alot better. What's the big deal, I asked myself then. Why did I act like an ass? Who knows. * Merry Christmas, and good luck shopping * Peace
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You need some Grateful greeting beams, try listening to DAVID GRISMAN ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS it may help you have a Jerry Christmas & a Happy New Weir :) Grateful shopping beams coming your way too!! Peace :)
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Thanks for listening to me rant on... I do love Christmas -the kid part and family -well, most family :-) - & the food! I will take your adivce and the next shopping trip I will make a point to pick up the Acoustic Christmas. Really dig the Mandolin! PEACE
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Sucks about your ankle Izzie. I hope everything works out, heals fast and you have a great time not being at work. Oh and if you haven't been back in MD for a while, our traffic has now been made to be just like portions of California, so you will feel right at home. I say we install some (more) toll roads so we can be like New York and California, at the same time. "I tell you Max, I don't know why I ever leave this place. I've got all the company I need right here." - The Grinch
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My ankle is doing okay and the docs think all will be fine after surgery. I'd really wanted to do the local-only shopping for presents, as we live in a small town here with a small local economy. My husband flat out refuses to shop, though, and since I can't drive, it's turning into another internet shopping holiday for me. dammit.
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Izzie ! That is a real lame excuse. Sorry just couldn't pass that one up. May you heal quickly and well and be able to get back out there and support that local economy. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. Wiliam Blake
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izzie--- hope your healing goes well. i agree that you've been sent a cosmic kick in the tush- relax-- work less!-- enjoy your time! i'll be sending vibes your way-- as for you, hal r: thank you for quoting blake. lord knows the world needs more o' that. caroline
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ouch, izzie. I am catching up on some board reading and I just saw this today. I hope your surgery goes well and you heal soon. peace.
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On the first day of Christmas a deadhead gave to me: a blotter hit of L-S -D On the second day of Christmas a deadhead gave to me: 2 veggie burritos and a blotter hit of L-S -D On the Third day of Christmas a deadhead gave to me: 3 Tofu Turkeys 2 veggie burritos and a blotter hit of L-S -D On the Fourth day of Christmas a deadhead gave to me: Four dancing hippies 3 Tofu Turkeys 2 veggie burritos and a blotter hit of L-S -D On the Fifth day of Christmas a deadhead gave to me: FIVE MIRACLE TICKETS Four dancing hippies 3 Tofu Turkeys 2 veggie burritos and a blotter hit of L-S -D On the Sixth day of Christmas a deadhead gave to me: Six hacks a sacking FIVE MIRACLE TICKETS Four dancing hippies 3 Tofu Turkeys 2 veggie burritos and a blotter hit of L-S -D On the Seventh day of Christmas a deadhead gave to me: Seven cheese-sandwiches a grilling Six hacks a sacking FIVE MIRACLE TICKETS Four dancing hippies 3 Tofu Turkeys 2 veggie burritos and a blotter hit of L-S -D On the Eighth day of Christmas a deadhead gave to me: Eight busses a-running Seven cheese-sandwiches a-grilling Six hacks a-sacking FIVE MIRACLE TICKETS Four dancing hippies 3 Tofu Turkeys 2 veggie burritos and a blotter hit of L-S -D On the Ninth day of Christmas a deadhead gave to me: Nine tie-dyes dyeing Eight busses a-running Seven cheese-sandwiches a-grilling Six hacks a-sacking FIVE MIRACLE TICKETS Four dancing hippies 3 Tofu Turkeys 2 veggie burritos and a blotter hit of L-S -D On the Tenth day of Christmas a deadhead gave to me: Ten tapes playing Nine tie-dyes dyeing Eight busses a-running Seven cheese-sandwiches a-grilling Six hacks a-sacking FIVE MIRACLE TICKETS Four dancing hippies 3 Tofu Turkeys 2 veggie burritos and a blotter hit of L-S -D On the Elevnth day of Christmas a deadhead gave to me: Eleven buds for smoking Ten tapes playing Nine tie-dyes dyeing Eight busses a-running Seven cheese-sandwiches a-grilling Six hacks a-sacking FIVE MIRACLE TICKETS Four dancing hippies 3 Tofu Turkeys 2 veggie burritos and a blotter hit of L-S -D On the Twelfh day of Christmas a deadhead gave to me: Twelve heads smiling Eleven buds for smoking Ten tapes playing Nine tie-dyes dyeing Eight busses a-running Seven cheese-sandwiches a-grilling Six hacks a-sacking FIVE MIRACLE TICKETS Four dancing hippies 3 Tofu Turkeys 2 veggie burritos and a blotter hit of L-S -D
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Hey everybody we are all going to backwards CCJoe's place for the holidays! How many rooms do you have for crashing? We will all be your best friends! If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. Wiliam Blake
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Never heard that version before!!! The Christmas holiday is one of my favorites, besides for Thanksgiving. I enjoy the extra time off of work. I can't wait till my son can enjoy Christmas!!! eojCC Nice House. Sure would hate to have to paint it!!
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Never heard that one before either. Thanks & Merry Christmas
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I never heard that version either until I wrote it. though I thought the hacks-a-sacking was a bit weak... ( -; May I also be the first here to say an early: Have a very Jerry Christmas and a Happy New Weir!! love and peace.
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Right back at you, and also to everyone else!!!
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Do you ever see anyone kickin ye old hack around? Since I have no hand/eye coordination I was not a hacker, but I can't tell you the number of hours I spent on the outskirts of the circle, in the woods, relaxing. There's something about that sound that lulls me right to sleep. PEACE
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Do you ever see anyone kickin ye old hack around? Since I have no hand/eye coordination I was not a hacker, but I can't tell you the number of hours I spent on the outskirts of the circle, in the woods, relaxing. There's something about that sound that lulls me right to sleep. PEACE
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Has anyone done any or seen any kickin of yea old hack around lately? Due to my hand/eye coordination issues, (ha ha)I just enjoyed the show. I can't tell you how many hours I spent on the outskirts of that circle relaxing. Something about that rythmic sound lulls me into such a peaceful sleep.
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Having a bit of trouble posting!
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maybe hacks a sacking was the only 'sport' I was ever good at... aside from shooting pool. ( -; peace.
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Maybe you'll get one in your stocking this year! Well Well Well You can never tell....
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has happened. My friend Rikke in Denmark has played Santa behind my back. I told her last week that I could not afford a ticket to see the kids, and thus was going to do my best to pretend there is no Christmas this year. So she took up a collection amongst some other mutual friends (Rikke wrote a bunch of my friends that she met at my birthday party in April, including my Dad) and now I am going to have a week w/my children. She told me this last night. I am stunned, blown away, and suddenly feeling very Christmassy with this good fortune. I will remember this gesture for a very long time-and how lucky I am to have such friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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You have wonderful friends...you are blessed!! :) Have a Jerry Jerry Christmas!
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That is great news. Have a wonderful holiday season with your children. Peace. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. Wiliam Blake
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grate news, TL!! I am really glad to hear that. peace.
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I was hoping you'd get your miracle ticket!
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"He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!"
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Holy days ... occasion to dress in special clothing, set aside the routines of everyday life, devote attention to rituals and traditions that affirm or express deeper values, give and receive gifts, spend time with the ones you love, and expect miracles. Sound familiar?
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and to all good health!!expecially you iz!!!well beams to you for a good recovery...and tl great news im glad you get to see your kids!!and rider,i cant stand shopping either i like record stores and instument stores thats my limit on hours in stores and they dont even play good x=mass music!!!hee,hee.hey cc,we could all fit in that house it would be a hell of a gathering!!!and room to play hacky!!!merry christmas to all of you!!!love and peace.
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Hey heathaafeathaa--I'm glad to know that I'm not the only chick who's NOT into shopping. Yeah, they play weak music. I would DIG watching ya'll hack in CC's roomy abode! Has anyone ever had Snow Cream? I don't see too much snow, I'm guessing with pollution it's probably not safe to eat... anyhoo, my Nannie used to make it with Vanilla Extract + sugar + I can't remember what else. Man, it tasted soooo gooood.
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hello iknowurider...those ingredients u mentioned for snow cream are exactly what my grandma taught me to use as a kid as well. the only other thing she said was--- make sure u didnt use the first snow of the year and also dont use any yellow snow...lol, :)) mery xmas, happy chanucha, safe kwanza and a grateful new year to all...for any athiest, well have a grate day whichever day u chooz ! stay safe and feel good everyone! >><<<< :>
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I'm so glad you've tried it! I've been talking about it for days (even if it's 80 degrees) and no one's even heard of it. Right on. "watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat the yellow snow"!! Yes, whatever your beliefs may be, I'll second 143or245's Have a Grateful Day!
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if it were really my house, we'd all be there for sure. but our house is small... (how small is it? -- an audience member shouts out) our house is so small, the mice are hunchbacked. let me tell you small! (how small?? -- an audience member shouts out) our house is so small, when I put the key in, I broke the window!
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Man, CC you are one funny Dude. Your writing skills are lovely. I'm supposed to be working right now, instead I'm sitting in my office Laughing my ass off! I needed that. Hunchbacked mice, I can't wait to tell the other Love Shack Dwellers that one!Thank you kindly
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Henny Youngman, the king of the one liners, was guy who made a variation of those two jokes famous. not original by me; but glad you got some yuks out of them just the same. image hosted by ImageVenue.com for more classic Henny: http://funny2.com/henny.htm peace.
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Hey, atleast your not trying to steal someone else's thunder