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Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 02, 2014 at 01:00 AM
You know what funnier than driving at 1:A.M. New years when virtually everyone driving is drunk?.....
rubberband January 02, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Running...and almost getting hit multiple times?
Claire Frémont-Hampton January 02, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Almost falling off a balcony?
rubberband January 02, 2014 at 12:26 PM
http://www.tomwaits.com/songs/song/204/tango_till_theyre_sore/-------------------------------------------------------------- Tango 'til you're sore and fall out of the window with confetti in your hair........THAT is how I'd like to die....while laughing.
rubberband January 02, 2014 at 12:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEyPhm98WaE-------------- I will be the guy to swallow the dice, tango until I'm sore, and fall out of windows with confetti in my hair. That's what I'll be doing this year.
Claire Frémont-Hampton January 02, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Make sure when you fall out that window that no one is dancing underneath it, rubberband.
rubberband January 02, 2014 at 01:09 PM
yea, I will do...I'm sorta of on a "harm no one that doesn't currently need harming" kick.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 02, 2014 at 06:46 PM
Gee, you two are smarter than smart. Rubbers hit my original answer spot on. I decided when I went out to act like no one can see me would be my strategy. But now I really feel like doing the tango til I almost fall off a balcony. That reminds me of RULE NUMBER 437 in the book of life: Make sure your shoes are double knotted while running down hill on a trail, and dancing the fast waltz in Monterey Park...YI, er, san....YI er ,san
rubberband January 02, 2014 at 07:27 PM
See? You get it...also, I figure with how my behavior is NOW and has been for uh, well, all my life, no one will notice when I start having senior moments....It'll be just the norm...I fall off and outta stuff often, grace being my middle name.
Claire Frémont-Hampton January 02, 2014 at 08:33 PM
Counting in Chinese will not divert the drunk drivers away from you, Rock. Do not run in the dark on sides of roads here, ever. A friend is a runner, such as you, and even with the light things one can wear, had many near misses. Is there not safe pathways to run near you?
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 04, 2014 at 11:58 PM
I run at 1:00 A.M. almost every day, even if I have a long hike, or run earlier in the day. The mountains are about one mile away. Technically it's probably safer trail running in the middle of the night.....but try to tell my brain that. I go up a street that is mostly quit.
rubberband January 05, 2014 at 12:52 AM
I wish many things were open at the wee hours like they used to be...I used to do my shopping at a market that was open 24 hours....It was quiet and weird and weirdly awake and intense...Different kinda people are doing their grocery shopping at these hours. I felt calm and peaceful, and some how in on some secret.....that's what walking/exercising for me at these hours is like....
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 05, 2014 at 01:38 AM
This part of my life is in its final moments. Soon it will be up early, work, and accomplish things time again. I have been needing to get the business cranked up and going, thinking how great those times were. flipping houses, giant checks. Soon I will be completely in that mode again...and I will look back fondly of those days of doing whatever, and simply walking out the front door and jogging anywhere, anytime I wanted..
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 05, 2014 at 01:38 AM
Rubbers, do you notice the 24 hour thing not as big as in the past?
rubberband January 06, 2014 at 02:14 PM
YES. I loved getting out and doing some shopping at wee hours...Things were getting re-stocked, and plentiful, and it was quiet. But "THINGS HAPPENING BEHIND THE SCENES" quiet, not boring at all. I love night time. It's the right time. Seems like there are not as many 24 hour places anymore. There used to be a lot of 24 hour places in desert hot areas because it was just too damn hot to do anything before the sun was down and had been down for some time. Besides, at those witching hours you meet cool strange people...like me.
rubberband January 10, 2014 at 07:54 PM
I read elsewhere on the Patch a story about a hit and run and somehow the topic of "being out late" means you are up to no good. AS in: "what decent person is out and about at 2 O'clock blah blah blah.....".......lots of us are decent and either work swing shifts (even some artists like me create better at the wee hours) some of us get up and run (Buzz) or exercise or are in "practice" and we are UP sometimes very early for what some call prayer or meditation. Being a up late or up very early person doesn't mean you are a meth head or a wack job. You COULD be but this doesn't mean you ARE. Sometimes I cannot sleep is the only reason, and when I walk up the street, it is so quiet and still and awesome...just me and the outdoor cats and critters walking about on padded feet...(FIVE FINGERS SHOES ROCK!)
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 10, 2014 at 08:24 PM
Yes, their is something knowing most of the world around is slepping while one is in thought about our world.
rubberband January 10, 2014 at 11:27 PM
exactly. shhhhhhhhh..........i breathe better at night.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 10, 2014 at 11:38 PM
I have to say, I really hate it when I read the police blotter, and it states some sort of crime in the night, on a block I ran on at 1:30 A.M. First I think about anyone I saw-----then I think about the homeowners watching me run fast in the middle of the night. I am sure they are wondering what I am doing also.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 10, 2014 at 11:47 PM
Hey rubberband, I saw a movie the other day with Anthony Hopkins, called Remains of the day. His character is very interesting. The Character is someone that you can only get close to, to a point.. and then he can severe the moment without hesitation, to the gal that likes him. The moments that begin, then are suddenly derailed, are heart wrenching. Reminds me of my wife when things were better-yes, those were the "good times". But I digress. Some of his part reminds me a little of Asperger's, and then don't. Ever seen this movie?
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 11, 2014 at 12:05 AM
rubberband January 12, 2014 at 07:42 PM
Yes, Sir, I know this movie. Very well. WE refer to it here...often. His character is VERY English (stereo type somewhat) It's also a very ASPIE thing... It is a heart breaking scene.... typically, "we" aspies will do JUST that when we perceive someone has severely lied or deceived us that we believed were friends. Talking behind my back, when the truth ALWAYS works with me, (even if NT's think the truth might be "rude") only to find a trusted person in a very bad lie told only to protect themselves...yea. I have ended friendships exactly like this, many after my son died. I've been told it looks like someone "turned off a machine"...I am a pretty expressive person as far as my face goes, when excited or interested, like a child, AND other times I express nothing.......People tell me: "robot like" and "really super expressive" on a regular basis.... Betrayal is to an asperger's person is devastating. I mean A LOT....as in: RAAAGGGEE, or total "muteness" ...I do both....depending. BOTH are an 11 on a scale of 1-10....I am COMPLETELY MUTE or TOTALLY ENRAGED.... and then I do an apsie thing call "looping." Just tell me the total truth, I won't punish you for it,.....a lie to my face and trash-taking behind my back is...a very bad thing.......much like a cat, I lick my wounds in private.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 12, 2014 at 09:50 PM
Rubberbandman...always able to explain the inner workings of the mind, thanks. Just curious...Do you hate it when people pat you on the back when you are coughing? Or if you just stubbed a toe or something? I am much better alone at those times.
rubberband January 12, 2014 at 10:58 PM
HA. It's an actual RULE here...Slam hand in drawer/bash back of head into tree stump/break toe on corner of door frame.... Get the out-pouring of , "HOLY CRAP O JEEZUS ARE YOU OK?!??!" ....then the rush to console or comfort? HA ...Yea, that doesn't happen here. I warn other people I might be around a lot that I am not trying to appear ungrateful, their concern is noted, but I really need to be left alone to walk it off and work thru it. Ditto for barfing. I'd rather be punched square in the face cartilage than throwup. HATE THROWING UP. It is the most out of control feeling ever...and FFS, don't WATCH me or try to HELP by patting my back. Severe stomach flu means: STAY AWAY and RESPECT my SPACE. Bring me stuff I might need and push it close enough for me to reach it and it's totally cool if you ignore me completely after that. Not whiny sick person....Just leave me alone. Same goes for after surgery...I ask them to velcro strap my hands down for when I wake up, for THEIR protection as I "come out swinging." I wake up pissed and ready to hit who ever has the misfortune of waking me.
rubberband January 12, 2014 at 10:59 PM
someday when you get bored, I'll tell you what happens if police/ security guards/ EMT's/ medical staff "grab" at me...it's not good.
rubberband January 14, 2014 at 02:03 AM
Cops. Security personnel. Emergency workers. Grabbing is bad for !e.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 14, 2014 at 03:24 AM
We are twins. Oh, how about coughing and people try to pat you on the back. NO! Dammit. But rubbers, the police thing. I learned very quick kinda like Pavlov's dog experiment. (Which is how I learn everything) When its the police, just shut down the machine! Do an override. Or be Rodney King.
rubberband January 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM
I go Felix...Total "Felix" in the book 'Armor'....it's called, and rightly so, 'THE ENGINE'. Only once did I have to physically back up, near an exit, put my hands up in front of me and state I had a neurological "problem" kinda of like epilepsy and that I'd be happy to answer any questions, but PLEASE NOT GRAB AT ME... I think the new cop thought I was 5150 and the old dog came over...after we talked a minute it was cool. It looked a bit "Rainman" however I just remember how much worse it would have been had they grabbed me. Since I was not under suspicion, I was a witness, and couldn't see why the kid-cop was so eager to physically handle me in some manner. When it comes to physical boundaries/ restraint issues, maybe we were separated at birth...Everyone I know that knows me won't come up behind me, for any reason, without telling me they are there. I rarely am in a situation where someone could BE behind me, I sorta stand sentry, but on the rare occasion I have to have my back turned, like standing in line, DO NOT APPROACH ME AND GRAB...I will throw an elbow to your ribs/ face/throat...It's automatic, and since most people can prevent grabbing another human from behind, the error is with the grabber. Also, Women who put their hands over your eyes and do that "GUESS WHO " crap? Not cute. Hard to sneak up on me, but in a noisy place this has happened and the result ain't pretty.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 14, 2014 at 05:41 PM
OHH....Hey, were you the guy that punched me in the face in second grade, just because the guy behind me pushed me into the guy in front of me? LOL . OK, one more. You get a bad letter in the mail, like IRS auditing, A lawsuit, and someone wants to look over your shoulder to read it at the same time!!! Nooooooo! Give me a minute to assimilate the issue first.
rubberband January 14, 2014 at 07:30 PM
it's called "shoulder surfing" and it is also a BIG no-no. NOT done....in my house, it's considered rude and oppressive to lurk over one's shoulder....this will cover my idea of personal space...put your arms out as far as they reach and spin slowly in a circle. THAT is your space for talking to most people, and do the same with your elbows and that is you space for close friends or when speaking more privately. If I KNOW there is gonna go a compulsive over-hugger or over-toucher at a gathering I am attending, (and WHY is it the people that KNOW you don't much like being touched feel the insatiable need to CURE YOU?) I sit, with my foot slung up on the good knee and the foot is just "there"..... a perfect distance-maker....Kinda hard to get past that foot in a boot. Also, sales people that try to close a deal with the "Shoulder or elbow grasp"...it's not subtle, I know the "technique" you are using and it REPELS ME and makes people like me NOT want to buy whatever you are selling.


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