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9 minutes ago, ghost_of_fl said:

Aya I used to do it that way. Results were good but it's a lot of work.  Hard to get it flat. A lot of pizzarias will sell you balls of uncooked dough if you ask.  Hidden menu item. 

Making dough with a mixer is easy. I can't make a crust round to save my life. I started making it after watching Bobby Flay make dough on one of his shows, and said "I can do that". Was in Walmart one day after the show aired and one of those fancy mixers was on sale. Took a few tries to get it right. I just started doing it again after taking a break from it. I would rather eat my pizza than most places.  The best place around here closed. 

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Wife is vomiting and took to bed, agonized over the purchase of a Marshall amp and finally bought one, played through the 100W half stack to make sure it won't catch on fire when turned on, bought the electrical guts from a 2020 Les Paul Standard (P90s for a Firebird, rest of it for a Les Paul Special), read part of Madeline Albright's Fascism: A Warning out in the sun with the tortoises and now time to go dodge giant carnivorous lizards and feed hungry boa constrictors.

I'll give the monitors some hot dogs to keep them occupied for a moment.  They just gulp them right down.

Taking the Sunday afternoon nap without the dog snoring away is still really strange.  

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Wife just gave myself and my youngest a haircut...  if nothing else, already saved over $200 on haircuts since this pandemic hit.   

SF - good luck to your wife hope she feels better soon, and sorry about the dog, both are a bummer.  

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Thank you, they gave her a bunch of meds at the hospital yesterday, she says she thinks she lost 30 pounds losing all of the stored up water.

My favorite monitor lizard, Squirrley, died today.  This year has been the s hits.

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4 hours ago, SteveFord said:

Thank you, they gave her a bunch of meds at the hospital yesterday, she says she thinks she lost 30 pounds losing all of the stored up water.

My favorite monitor lizard, Squirrley, died today.  This year has been the s hits.

Damn that sux. 2 animals in a week or so.

I don't have a Zappa Monitor Lizard line. You didn't have a poodle. But not a spec of cereal for my dog.

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And yet, we still have stories on the news this morning:  "Experts warn of surge in Coronavirus cases this Fall."  Because some people broke 'lockdowns' and went out to the beaches this Labor Day weekend. Which, of course isn't even over.  Sounds like the 'experts' are just using the same press releases they used for Fourth of July.   And ironically, the same politicians who said the lockdown would be over when we had a vaccine,  are now saying - they won't trust the science !       I think  'what I'm doing today' is taking a holiday from  "the news".   

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PA is still going up a steady 6-700 cases per day so that explains why the news sounds the same.  

I just got back from buying a cooler full of frozen rats and rabbits from a guy who had the cornavirus last Spring.  Big, burly Harley guy, 50 years old, he said he thought he was going to die when he had it and it did permanent damage to his leg and hip joints.  He was walking like a robot, the poor guy.  

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1 hour ago, SteveFord said:

I just got back from buying a cooler full of frozen rats and rabbits

Just started to learn 'snake farm' in your honor...  maybe not specifically your honor, but it was your posts that got me thinking about it.   

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Those crazy snakes, those things make me laugh.  I don't know why but these two boas have decided that they MUST take over two monitor lizard cages!

Another one is going berserk trying to get out of a cage, it's rubbing it's snout raw so I let it run around.  What does it do?  Goes on top of another cage and curls up.  What's the difference between one spot and the other?  Who knows.,  

Gibson's spokesperson, Slash, gave away his snakes, I  didn't know that.  Big snakes and babies are a really bad combination.  Guess having a python sock him in the face didn't help their cause, either:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/arid-30155467.html

I would have replaced them with smaller ones, Hognose snakes stay small and are really cool and wouldn't go after a baby (or your face).

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Digging out Jasmine roots (in small frequent doses) using a mattock. I carted a heavy trailer load of Jasmine foliage and lifted it up onto a burn pile,  then went back with a tractor bucket and pushed it into the centre. My intention is to fill the centre of a circle of tree stumps with burnable things and light ‘er up! I hope to gradually burn a pile of tree stumps some bigger than my tractor. I'ts going to take a few goes I think.

The I moved a heap of machinery out of the way and mowed in front of the house. I’m getting really toey to have my farm shed built. 2 weeks  more weeks they are saying!

Did some more Jasmine root digging and now in  for a cuppa!

I’ll do some more after lunch and a quick nap....Grin~

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Just met a bunch of policeman and some of the neighbors at the door - I stupidly left a garage door open and my Dumeril's boa wound up falling asleep under the neighbor's car!  Luckily, the neighbor called the cops, another neighbor knew I have reptiles and back home it is!

I'm going to name that thing Lucky Luciano, that's the second Great Escape for that one.  Breeding season comes early for that guy and I don't have a female for him.  

Here's the menace to society, back inside the garage where he belongs (even if he doesn't think so):

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1 hour ago, SteveFord said:

Just met a bunch of policeman and some of the neighbors at the door - I stupidly left a garage door open and my Dumeril's boa wound up falling asleep under the neighbor's car!  Luckily, the neighbor called the cops, another neighbor knew I have reptiles and back home it is!

I'm going to name that thing Lucky Luciano, that's the second Great Escape for that one.  Breeding season comes early for that guy and I don't have a female for him.  

Here's the menace to society, back inside the garage where he belongs (even if he doesn't think so):

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That's no Baby Snake.

I could tell cause it's not pink and wet.

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Wife gets new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, I got a guitar strap (not pictured).  

I think she had the better day but there's always tomorrow!

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5 minutes ago, SteveFord said:

Wife gets new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, I got a guitar strap (not pictured).  

I think she had the better day but there's always tomorrow!

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Happy wife Happy Life.

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12 minutes ago, SteveFord said:

Wife gets new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, I got a guitar strap (not pictured).  

I think she had the better day but there's always tomorrow!

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SF - being witness to your recent tear down guitar acquisition heaven, I'd say she deserves the crosstek at a min.

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I agree, I'm really happy for her.  With Molly Dog dying and then she's got some sort of surgery coming up she needed a real boost.

The dealership called her up and said you've got 60,000 miles on your 2016 Crosstrek and you can trade it in on a 2021, no payment due until end of October.  Her payments went down and so did her insurance so good deal.  

Her comment was you got your amplifiers, I'm going to go get my car!  

I told her I'll show her all the guitars once I snag a Firebird VII.  Quite a few she's never seen.  No sense in asking for trouble although I do tell her she can sell them all after I croak.  She seems to like that idea.

That's something that makes me go Hmmmm....

  

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On 9/11/2020 at 8:09 AM, SteveFord said:

Just met a bunch of policeman and some of the neighbors at the door - I stupidly left a garage door open and my Dumeril's boa wound up falling asleep under the neighbor's car!  Luckily, the neighbor called the cops, another neighbor knew I have reptiles and back home it is!

I'm going to name that thing Lucky Luciano, that's the second Great Escape for that one.  Breeding season comes early for that guy and I don't have a female for him.  

Here's the menace to society, back inside the garage where he belongs (even if he doesn't think so):

qorv9V3.jpg

Looks like he may have eaten the neighbors Pet? Lol

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10 hours ago, SteveFord said:

I agree, I'm really happy for her.  With Molly Dog dying and then she's got some sort of surgery coming up she needed a real boost.

The dealership called her up and said you've got 60,000 miles on your 2016 Crosstrek and you can trade it in on a 2021, no payment due until end of October.  Her payments went down and so did her insurance so good deal.  

Her comment was you got your amplifiers, I'm going to go get my car!  

I told her I'll show her all the guitars once I snag a Firebird VII.  Quite a few she's never seen.  No sense in asking for trouble although I do tell her she can sell them all after I croak.  She seems to like that idea.

That's something that makes me go Hmmmm....

  

Alright - your wife lets you get all those guitars and amps, which makes her the coolest wife ever...  but really, she let's you keep your snake and reptile farm going.  Now that's a whole new level!

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Strange happenings this morning.  Maybe the snake pictures and talk were an omen........Snakes don’t bother me much and I love reading about the big constrictors.  Once got to hold a 12-13ft. Reticulated Python at a zoo and was very impressed by how strong it was for being a young juvenile.  Definitely wouldn’t want to be near the big ones.....Anyway, this morning I found a copperhead in our backyard.  3-3 1/2 ft long.  Acted pretty healthy and wasn’t threatening.  We haven’t seen these near our neighborhood for the last twenty years, since our home edition was totally developed.   Anyway, I gently picked him up and put him in a burlap bag and drove him out to Lake Jacomo ( about five miles away) and released him out in he woods.    It crawled away and that was it.  Got me a cup of coffee on the way home and been playing guitar for the last hour or so. .....Haven’t told my wife about the snake.  I guarantee you that she doesn’t want to know.....lol.

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20 minutes ago, MissouriPicker said:

Strange happenings this morning.  Maybe the snake pictures and talk were an omen........Snakes don’t bother me much and I love reading about the big constrictors.  Once got to hold a 12-13ft. Reticulated Python at a zoo and was very impressed by how strong it was for being a young juvenile.  Definitely wouldn’t want to be near the big ones.....Anyway, this morning I found a copperhead in our backyard.  3-3 1/2 ft long.  Acted pretty healthy and wasn’t threatening.  We haven’t seen these near our neighborhood for the last twenty years, since our home edition was totally developed.   Anyway, I gently picked him up and put him in a burlap bag and drove him out to Lake Jacomo ( about five miles away) and released him out in he woods.    It crawled away and that was it.  Got me a cup of coffee on the way home and been playing guitar for the last hour or so. .....Haven’t told my wife about the snake.  I guarantee you that she doesn’t want to know.....lol.

just wow.  thats how i envision i would deal with it, but in reality - dont think it would have gone down like that.

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1 hour ago, MissouriPicker said:

Strange happenings this morning.  Maybe the snake pictures and talk were an omen........Snakes don’t bother me much and I love reading about the big constrictors.  Once got to hold a 12-13ft. Reticulated Python at a zoo and was very impressed by how strong it was for being a young juvenile.  Definitely wouldn’t want to be near the big ones.....Anyway, this morning I found a copperhead in our backyard.  3-3 1/2 ft long.  Acted pretty healthy and wasn’t threatening.  We haven’t seen these near our neighborhood for the last twenty years, since our home edition was totally developed.   Anyway, I gently picked him up and put him in a burlap bag and drove him out to Lake Jacomo ( about five miles away) and released him out in he woods.    It crawled away and that was it.  Got me a cup of coffee on the way home and been playing guitar for the last hour or so. .....Haven’t told my wife about the snake.  I guarantee you that she doesn’t want to know.....lol.

You got balls bro, I would of killed it.

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My dad, living in the Phoenix area in the 30's, used to take part in rattlesnake roundups. The whole Maricopa county area was very rural at the time and it was open season on rattlesnakes. When they got to close to where people were living they were killed and tossed into a bag. They were so plentiful that a technique of picking them up by their tail, whipping them and popping there heads off was the most cost effective. A slightly safer technique was to hold their head down with a stick and cut it off with a knife. 

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