Friday, September 11, 2020

Living Vicariously

The first few days of September were beautiful and smoke free. This little Grand Valley was healthy again and my wheels were in motion. Days are flying by, good and bad, keeping busy. Kinda strange to think in a few short days we will have passed through half of September. Comprehend 


SWIMMING:

My coordination is slowly coming around. Feeling stronger with my bilateral breathing and my ROM has improved significantly. I am still enjoying those sounds produced by deep pulls while gliding underwater. That's Cool  



BIKING AGAIN:

Totally unaware of just how cagey I became during those last few weeks of August. Knew I was jonesing to be outside but my soul was dying for a proper mind clearing ride. Only able to ride those Bluebird ColoRADo days for the first 6 days of September until that dreadful haze from California socked in our Valley good. However, this is just a tiny ripple in the ocean compared to whats happening World Wide. 

Normally, A Mountain Range Stands Tall In The Distance There 

But for those first few days, rode as if my life depended on it. Pealed off 208.4 mi/334km with an average of 34mi/54.7km a day. I was fortunate enough to relish two separate evening rides with conflicting air temperatures. One sunset start went very well AFTER all those little tiny black gnats became flying snacks for the mammals. I So Dig Bats!! The other evening outing was noticing fluctuating pockets of cooler temps. There were moments when I felt underdressed as the chilly moist Colorado River air passed by my exposed ears. Less than a mile later, a desert warm cross breeze brought the Indian Summer reality back to the forefront. 

Fall Is In The Air 

COMMUNICATION:

Still running into and observing such odd behavior these days. You know, it probably was prevalent all along but my happy A$$ was oblivious to the severity of it all. Even time spent with others, something that seemingly is becoming less and less and less. We, maybe just me, even set reminders on our phones to call one another. Our skills of compassion have fallen by the way side and empathy has simply vanished. Why


We are staring at our phones of someone doing something instead of experiencing our own adventures. Staring at our phones rather than face to face?!?!? Why do we lack this obligation of human interaction in this digital age?? When did we lose the ability to converse politely with one another?? When did it become acceptable to be such an A-Hole?? I guess it is easier to think Phuc Off or Phuc You. Or is problem solving really that difficult?? 


Oh That Is It!!! I will personally learn to savor the journey and build new goals as a byproduct of that previous journey. Observe a situation and rescript it for a positive and productive solutions for future encounters surrounding these same subject matters. Example: old guy at the gym says he doesn't need a mask. He was informed by the idiot box that C19 was a hoax and even states," I still don't know anyone that has it." Witnessing the other party argue with this numb nuts was useless for sure. So I made it a habit that afternoon to casually acknowledge/thank folks wearing there mask. You could see their hidden smiles through their visible eyes. 

Budget Sushi - crushed cashews,rice,can tuna,& leftovers from the week

One of the better veggie curry dishes in awhile. This one offered up beautiful flavors with just a hint of heat afterwards. Could have used more coconut milk and lemon grass but the fresh Okra made up for it. The Japanese Eggplant held its integrity as the poor broccoli broke down in the sauce. Overall, thumbs up and looking forward to the leftovers as all the spices will marry over night. Happy Face Emoji Here 
                                                    

"All Day I Think Of Things But Nothing Seems To Satisfy" Ozzy Osborne
Cheers


I Created This Video Dec 5th 2017 - Titled - Let Sleeping Dogs Lie - A Two Minute Montage Of The Boy Dog Dreaming In Different Positions/Locations - Rest In Peace Boy - Gone But Not Forgotten  

88 comments:

  1. A beautiful sunset and a tasty dinner :D!!!

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  2. Hello,

    I shake my head wondering why my days are flying by, it feels like it was just Sept 1st. I really love the doggie video, cute! Beautiful sunset! The curry veggie meal looks yummy. Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. Hello Shadow People - Thanx So Much For Watching The Sleepy Dog Video - So Yummy - Its Going To Be A Wonderful Weekend

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  3. loved the photos, glad to read you are out there in nature still. loved the sunset. awesome canned tomatoes-I did one box that I picked up at an amish farmstand. this is the first place we have lived with no garden-want to plan something next year-always room for veggies. and yum your food looks delicious!! I will gladly share a bar of handmade lavender soap-my favorite soap and I am learning a new to infuse actually lavender into these melt and pours. My contact page is on my sidebar just email your address-- Happy weekend-is it friday already?

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    1. Pleased The Photos Brought Some Love Into Your World - Thanx For Noticing The Canning Project - Tomatoes Out The Ears - Will Head Over & Thank You In Advance

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  4. Where has the month gone, I guess it is moving to fast for me to see. :) Gorgeous sunset, love curry and the dog video reminded me of my dog Inu when he slept. He used to roll over on his back and rub his chest while he slept. :) Enjoy your weekend, Padre.

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    1. Thanx For Watching The Video Mr Bill - Belly Rubs, Best Day Ever - Looking Forward To The Weekend

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  5. Hi pal. Your budget sushi, if you don't mind me saying so, looks a little er strange? The curry looks fine, even edible.

    It was the digital age that stopped us communicating and it can only worsen. When was the last time you saw anyone reading a book? A real book made of paper and print? Rather than a phone? Zombie World here we come.

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    1. And It Wasn't All That Good Ether But I Called It Dinner - The Curry Was Devine - Total Zombies Behind The Wheels Of Large Automobiles

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  6. Se fue el mes de agosto y estamos a mitad casi delo mes de septiembre. Unos meses, que aquí en mi ciudad son de mucho calor. Ahora y deseamos que llegue, para ver si refresca ya de una vez.

    Me ha encantado la foto del atardecer.

    Que pases un buen fin de semana.

    A tu comentario sobre los móviles, pienso que esas nuevas tecnologías, alejan a las personas cercanas y aproximan a aquellos que viven lejos y que ni siquiera conoces.

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    1. Que bela noite para um passeio de bicicleta - Dedos cruzados para neve

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  7. ...some jerks will NEVER take Covid-19 seriously and it will go on and on and on!

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    1. .... That Was A Poor Example On My Part - I Should Not Have Used A C19 Story - I Should Have Said," And The Stupid Are Continuing To Breed."

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    2. ..... No Wait, I Should Have Shared The Bank Notice I Received - The Teller The Other Day Made A Deposit To My Account For $275,000.oo - What An Oversight - Will That Teller Have Employment When I Visit Next???

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    3. .... I Wish I Wrote About The Driver That Back Out In Front Of Me While Talking On The Phone - Who The Hell Talks On The Phone Anymore??

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  8. Love your description of being present in the experience of swimming and biking. The joy of biking cannot be over estimated.

    We’ve continued to walk the boardwalk in the city during the pandemic and we speak to people and have gotten to know other regulars too. It has kept us sane through these times.

    The food looks delicious.

    Hope you have a great weekend, Padre.

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    1. Right On Marie - Been Swimming For About 35 Consecutive Minutes After Warming Up And Messing Around - Really Enjoying The Low Impact Feeling - Something About Reaching Towards The Wall And Gliding In Just Does Wonders - Its As If Everything Slows Down And All More Worries Wash Away In My Wake - Super Stoked You Guys Are Walking And Cheers To The Regulars - It Does Keep Ya Sane - I Do Enjoy Eating And This Weekend Is Going To Be Pure Magic - Thanx For Checking In

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  9. I don't know anyone with COVID but how can anyone deny it! Boy Dog dream twitching!

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    1. Thanx For Watching The Video Brother Drew - Love Those Sleepy Eyes - And That Tail - Too Much

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  10. Dearest Travis,
    Glad you got to ride in September so far. We started out with a schedule for every other day but the weather did not continue to cooperate. Today we rode though, even in light drizzle in the beginning. Opted for a non-shaded area so we dried off fast and did not feel being underdressed. Got to observe three Confederate Condors snacking on an Armadillo. Turkey Vultures that is... haha!
    True communication in its most simple form, seems to scare off a lot of people... Lazy minds?!
    What a clever Sushi you made. Lemon grass is sure a spice that marries well overnight and makes things even taste better next day.
    LOVED your Boy Dog enjoying his active dreams. He must have taken a lot after his human Daddy.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. A Beautiful September - Every Other Day Is Wonderful When Your Weather Cooperates - We Have Turkey Vultures And I Really Enjoy Watching Them Soar So Effortlessly - Talking , Sharing Real Life Observations, All While Standing Around A Campfire, LOVE THAT - The Sushi Was A Hoot And A Total Mess Really - But Whatever - Thanx So Much For Watching The Boy Dog Video - He Was Such An Active Dreamer - He Was Also A Huge Bed Hog - My Double Needed A King Size Upgrade When He Would Sleep Perpendicular To Me - You Know, Paws In Your Lower Back - Wish I Had His Clone - Miss Him Daily, Even Years Later

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  11. Glad to hear that you are feeling better and that you are biking.

    Despite the shortcomings of our digital age, and a few anti - social folks, I think that most people are OK. It is very cool doing things like thanking people for wearing masks.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thank You - OK Is Fine And All But I Expect More Because I Am Worth It AND We Are Worth It - Which Tends To Set Me Up For Failure - But Are We Happy Being Just OK - This Is Why I Passed On The Father Figure Role - Shoot For The Stars - Lead With Your Heart, Listen To Your Gut Brain, And Grow Daily - And Your Latest Post Worked Me Over - Perfectly Timed

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  12. Love the tail wagging during sleep by Boy Dog. What a sweetie. So loved and definitely not forgotten.

    I hope that you can keep on riding. Being outside pedaling does wonders for the soul.

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    1. That White Tip Tail - The Tail Was A Telling Sign - He Gave Away All His Little Habits With Tail Behavior - Yes, Loved And Cared For - If Tattoos Didn't Inflict Pain Or Dissolve In 6 Months Time, Would Have Some Sweet Chest Pieces - Gorgeous Days Here And Back On The Bike - This Morning Was Peaceful

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  13. Aha. So, you´re a leftover-person, too! Cheers from here then! To coconut milk! Ohhh, yes, lemon grass I should get again, thank you.
    Sad that bikers misbehave so much here I gave up...
    To The Boy.

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    1. Live On Leftovers - Crockpot Meals For The Upcoming Week - Bummer On The Bikers, Keeping In Mind That There Is Always Two Sides To The Story - Don't Let That Effect Our Daily Outing, I Keep On Keeping On - The Litter Bothers Me More Than Dorks On A Bike - The Boy Dog, Best Boy Ever

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  14. Beautiful sunset there.
    Watched the video and the dog is nice...at the end of that video up comes JK KimDonguk singing 'I have a Dream', he has such a rich voice, slightly husky and so much feeling when singing.
    The sushi looks alright too.

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    1. He Was Beyond Nice - Thank You For Watching And Pleased I HAVE A DREAM Carried Meaning - So Much Fun With Sushi And You Really Cant Go Wrong

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  15. Yummy food, I love curry! The sunset is stunning, this pink is wonderful☺ Yeah, I can feel Fall already, but I love this season full of cinnamon in my kitchen!

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    1. So Here Is One For Ya - Hallow Out Your Pumpkin, Into The Oven For About 15 Minutes At 175F - Then Fill The Pumpkin With A Warm Squash Soup - Add A Dash Of Cinnamon And Serve - YES

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  16. Good to know you started biking again! All that food is making me hungry!

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    1. Prazer em ver o que vê - Obrigado por verificar sempre

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    1. Mother Nature Is Beautiful - Will Check In

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  19. Thanks a lot =) Be well this weekend too.
    Cheers

    Great post =) Oh I love Sushi a lot, I have to eat it soon again :D

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    1. Keep In Mind, My Sushi Is Rolled With Mystery Ingredients

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    2. This sounds really nice <3 :D

      It's a mask with a Bomb effect :D
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  20. Autumn is already in the air ... Beautiful photos :)

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    1. Beautiful Fall Air Temps - Glad You Are Enjoying The Photos

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  21. Summer went by so quickly 😿 There are fallen leaves on my lawn, too. Not a dog person, but your Boy Dog is sweet chasing the rabbits in his dreams. Funny, how the fur babies can leave such a big hole in our souls when they are gone. Stay safe and have a good week.

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    1. Bet You Are In For Some Beautiful Colors Here Soon - Big Leaf And Vivid Colors - The Boy Dog Gave That Elusive Rabbit A Real Run For The Money - Deep Empty Pit - Looking Forward To The Week Ahead

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  22. You sound much more like yourself this post Padre 😊 oh my gosh the vegetable curry looks soooo good, it's possible that might be on the menu in my kitchen soon 😉 Love the compilation of Boy Dog dreaming, he was such a good friend to you 💙 Don't forget to put link for your radio show ✨

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    1. Curry, SOOOOO Delightful - Thanx For Watching The Boy Dog Video - Haven't Had A True Friend Like Him - Will Give You A Heads Up When I Have An Upcoming Show - Stay Strong Perth

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  23. My brother Padre you made me so happy to read that you are back to biking again and more to it that you also went swimming, that is amazing! I need more activities in my life because since the lockdown, I never really had exercise. I did a few dance exercises and some yoga but they were just counted times. I agree with you about people being less polite these days and it's so sad. It makes us appreciate the courteous people so much more when honestly, that should be the normal right? Sending you bg hugs from the Philippines brother Padre, save me a couple bites on that sushi!

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    1. Yo Brother Man, Stoked To Be Riding Again - The Swimming Has Its Moments But Miles Along The River Is A Game Changer - Just Wish I Had A Partner For It - Stay With The Yoga And Your Body Will Thank You Later - Appreciate The Filipino Hugs - Any Time Your Here In The States, Will Roll Up A Few

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  24. Me ha gustado mucho su espacio...Cada imagen es un canto a la vida en donde se puede apreciar el amor por la naturaleza y el deporte...el cuidado de uno mismo...y sobre todo la comunicación entre las personas...el mirarse y escucharse...algo que parece haberse perdido en este siglo.... Felicitaciones por tan hermoso blog y saludos desde Argentina

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    1. Satisfeito por você estar gostando do que está vendo - fique bem

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  25. Love the video at the end! Good to see that the air is clearing up and allowing more time outside. Keep on keepin on.

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    1. Doing My Best To Keep Moving In The Right Direction - Thanx For Watching The Video

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  26. That is a happy dog! So many running dreams!

    These people who are still in Covid denial are a mystery to me.

    Sorry you're getting such terrible smoke even where you are. That really drives home for me how widespread the fallout is from these fires.

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    1. Baffling And Rather Selfish Really - Evidence Of Global Warming Here In The States - Seriously , Thanx For Watching The Video

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  27. Hi Padre what a wonderful post your food looks so yummy and by gee your sure are fit,well done cheers

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    1. Thank You And Sure Do Love A Solid Curry Dish - Nice Hearing From Ya And Be Well This Week

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  28. that video was priceless! now, the sunset is gorgeous...You're fitness routine is super...and you can cook too!!! In montrose (Colorado, of course) the scene of no mountain range mimics your photo.

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    1. That Is A Perfect Description Of The Boy Dog, PRICELESS - Pleased The Photos Bring Up Such Fond Memories - Appreciate You Checking In

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  29. It's always a pleasure to see your pics and this video is so loely!
    I like sushi!!!

    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself


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    1. Almost Everything Taste Better Rolled Up - Thanx For Watching The Video

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  30. i spoke with someone i didn't know in california yesterday (something i was ordering) i talked about the beautiful weather we were having, she spoke about hers. wow, when you hear people actually talk about their air, how they cannot go outside...it sure makes you appreciate the things we take for granted. not me, not now!!!

    i have been biking again. our weather has changed and it is a lot cooler allowing me that privilege. the air is crisp and clear and i have not fallen giving me a lot more confidence!!

    who canned all that beautiful food for you, do you do that yourself?? i enjoyed the cool names!!

    beautiful sunset and i enjoyed the video, so sorry about his passing, they leave such a void!!

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    1. we watched the social dilemma on netflicks last night, you would enjoy that!!

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    2. Thats A New Flick On Me , Thanx - My Friends In Frisco Have Sent Some Spooky Photos My Way - You Are Biking!!!! Best News Ever!!! Slow Down And Continue Building Up Your Confidence - Slowly Build Miles - But Always Enjoy The Journey - Will Can Salsa Next - Then Pickle The Cucumbers - The Oka Should Be Coming On Soon - Its A Busy Harvest Time Of Year - Thanx For Watching The Video And Sure Hope It Left A Smile On Your Heart

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  31. The last photo looks very delicious ;)

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    1. Ya Like That A - The Smell Was Just As Heavenly

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  32. That smoke has made its way to Chicago! No sun yesterday and filtered today. Which is fine because I'm happy to share my air with them if it helps. Plus the interesting sunsets...

    Don't understand those conspiracy theorists at all. We have people refusing to pull up their masks in the clinic. I guess my thought is if they don't believe in science, why are they coming to see me? Or anyone else in my office? Wouldn't a voodoo practitioner be more appropriate?

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    1. Saw That On The NOAA Site - Very Interesting Sunsets - Couldn't Agree More, It Seems That Its All Based On The Amount Of Effort That " I " Have To Put Forth - Its Sad Knowing We Still Haven't A Clue As To The Definition Of Proper Hygiene - Also, Thanx For All That You Do For Mankind - You Are A True Blessing

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  33. It's so important to do that thing that really clears your mind and keeps you sane, isn't it? Too bad we don't realize that until we don't do it for awhile. and lucky you to have all those tomatoes to can. We are in a drought and lots of things in my garden just fizzled. Oh well, next year, right?

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    1. So Important - The World Is Suffering In Drought Conditions - I Spent The Pass Few Months Raking The Forest - Come On 2021 - Pleased Hearing From You - Be Well

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  34. Im so glad the fires there are mostly gone, but too bad the CA fires are sending smoke...It's so mind boggling...how can we overcome some of the issues thrown at our feet? I've never allowed National events to disturb me like this since 9-11, but it has been! The better Sept Weather is making things better for me. I had to lol at your tomato jar labels each one an adventure waiting to happen. Yum.

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    1. The Plastic Burnt Particulates Have Returned Once Again - Total Bummer - Seems You Had A Good Couple Of Decades There Before The Donald Stepped In - Thanx For Noticing The Labels, Straight From The Movie 'What The Beep Do We Know'

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  35. Fabulous sunset! Dinner looks amazing, Padre!

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    1. Our Sunset Last Night Was Pretty Whipping And Tonights Should Be Comparable - Sure Do Enjoy Amazing Meals

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  36. It turns out that you also like swimming as my favorite. Even though I am not a swimming athlete, my swimming movements are tolerable.

    Face-to-face via cellphone .., maybe it is the best choice at this time because the situation is going on an epidemic.

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    1. I Can See Where You Are Coming From - I Also Believe That via Cellphones Has Been Slowly Creating The Problem - Swimming Has Been Therapeutic For Me - Just Hope My Coordination Returns Soon, Right

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  37. I am sorry things are not well for you. This world is all wrong... in so many ways and for so many reasons that we as individual don't count a thing. The only thing we can do is the right thing while ignoring all the smart asses od this world!
    P.S: your dog is absolutely adorable, may he rest in peace.

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    1. Well, They Are The Sh*ts These Days - And Its Difficult For Me Not To Be A Smart A$$ And So Often I Wanna Call Them On Their Sh*t - But What Is The Point - The Boy Dog WAS Adorable And I Just Know He Is Romping In The Tall Wildflowers Catching Those Elusive Rabbits - Stay Strong WT

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  38. Yum...sushi! Now I'm craving some.
    Looks like your September is starting out great.

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    1. Yours As Well - Might Be In The Mood For A Roll Or Two Tonight - Yup, I Believe Its What For Dinner - Thanx For That - Have A Righteous Weekend

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  39. Sorry about all the yucky smoke and haze we are sending your way (and everywhere else it seems, too). Good idea to thank people for wearing a mask. Positive reinforcement is a powerful thing!

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    1. Right On Spare Parts, So Nice Hearing From Ya Again - The Positive Reinforcement Carries Merit - Man, Sure Do Enjoy Your Desert Photos - Have A Fantastic Weekend

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