Friday, October 1, 2021

HAPPY ROCTOEBER

Alright   We're Jammin'    I Wanna Jam It With You    We're Jammin'     And I Hope You Like Jammin' Too     We're Jammin'      To Think That Jammin' Was A Thing Of The Past     And I Hope This Jam Is Gonna Last     Now We're Jammin' In The Name Of The Lord       We're Jammin'     Now We're Jammin' Right Straight From The Yard      Ooh Yeah     We're Jammin'      I Wanna Jam It With You   Jammin' About My Pride And Truth I Cannot Hide       To Keep You Satisfied       Love Now Exist True Love I Cannot Resist      Jam By My Side   


BoB Marley

Exodus 1977

ROBERT:

My brilliant mate Robert from Melbourne Australia has been on quite a journey this winter. He flew up to Darwin just before Melbourne went on lock down again. 


While in Darwin, he met up with a new friend from Perth by the name of Janet. And on towards the West Coast he traveled. 


With huge disappointment, all the tix sold out in minutes. He then went on a quick release site and struck out. His WhatApp messages were defeating in tone and his frustration levels were running way higher than any normal retired human should be living. 


He then received an email from the MCG Club Membership were his family have been members forever and a day.


That is how it happened, He Scored A Ticket To The Grand Final!!! Over the moon he was. Wish I could have video recored our phone call because he expressed gratitude with every descriptive sentence. Robert Was Thrilled 


You see, this was more than just a Grand Final for Robert. This goes beyond his beloved Demons in the Grand Final. This was about representing his twin, Rest In Peace Dennis, and their best mate, RIP Mr Matt. Robert was carrying the weight of his mates that no longer dance around the earth with us.


A day or two after the Grand Final, Robert took a train ride down to Freemantle for a look around. Working up a thirst landed him in a pub for a brew or two. To his complete surprise The Champion Melbourne Demons were celebrating inside the pub!! 


Christian Petracca 
Cozzie Pickett

An Old Mate And Ex Player Ben Cousins

Ben Brown


The Captain Max Gawn 

Robert's highlight for sure was drinking with the boys and sharing his story. Plus, Robert has a lifetime history with The Demons and knew the lingo and was quickly accepted by the team. A guy from the MMM Radio in Perth took notes on Robert's story. I didn't quite understand the whole deal but the guy works at Channel 10 as well. So Grace, Please Keep In Ear For My Mate


CARBONDALE: 


Rounding off my last week here in Carbondale and have been taking advantage of this strikingly breathtaking location. Early morning soaks, relaxing hikes with The Basil Boy, and staring at the night sky are the ideal recipes for living life. 



To my surprise, the folks around here are completely addicted to their mobile devices while driving. The pervasive usage became flipping stressful to be honest with ya all. 


Triple A ( car insurance ) sent me an article that there were 2 million distracted accidents in 2020 and 4,000 cyclist were killed as a result. The article went on to layout the fact that 500,000 mobile device caused accidents occurred as well. Apparently, If the police officer is investigating what appears to be a distracted driver, the law allows/mandatory that the driver turns over their records to investigators.


The article explains how the technology works and the lawyers/law/officers actually know if the driver was streaming videos, texting, etc and AT WHAT TIME. Blew Me Away 




COCKTAIL HOUR:

Sheepishly, I admit that I have never watched so many movies during a two week time frame. My go to up here is Tubi. Netflix is ok but I resort back to Tubi because they have ads. While I am engrossed in a flick, a commercial set of 5 ads pops up, I stretch out or pound out a few push ups, back to the movie we go.


Two movies that have worped my sphere of influence was The Founder & Personal Effects. The Founder is a "Hollywood" documentary showcasing Ray Kroc and The Golden Arches. I have a personal connection with The Kroc Family and was oblivious as to how their fortune actually materialized.


And here is Basil Boy after a hike through the turning Aspen Trees. His left rear leg was kicking like crazy while in this dream like state. For you dog folks, it always amazes me how they can appear so uncomfortable but happily sound asleep. Remember, the entire backseat was available. But the armrest on a bumpy dirt road was the preferred position for snoozing.



I was vigorously staggering through my "chores" list when I came across this guy. The Buck in the above photo, his right antler was wrapped in a string of Xmas Lights. Rather festive Buck he is. Thankfully, the lights are not solar battery powered. Right



ARTS & CRAFTS:

KP is one talented little lady and has been working diligently with stained glass for years now. The whole house has a number of her award winning pieces and this one in "my" room is my favorite by far.


She has a winter show coming up and these would be her latest creations below. My mouth literally dropped. The possibilities are absolutely endless here. 


My world of make believe went bananas and I motor mouthed with all kinds of ideas. KP politely smiled with patience and waited for me to shout the hell up. Train Sets is when she might have even shook her head at me. I couldn't control myself because these little hobbit style houses rocked my little pea brain.  



And Yes, Those Are From Real Pinecones On The Roof. The attention to detail is remarkable and I am pretty excited about all the accessories yet to find their place. Compelled me to snap off a comic strip photo.


ADVENTURES:

Took Basil Boy for a little drive the other day and Colorado lived up to its reputation. The slogan goes,"just wait 5 minutes " when it correlates to weather. First Autumn Snow Fall Of 20BLK Jack 











I Thank Each And Everyone Of You That Continue To Think Snow For Me. These mountain sides covered with sprinkles of golden yellows, rich fire orange splashes for depth, evergreen pines that hold the soil as one, and an unprocessed dusting across their peaks with fresh wet heavy snow brings a majestic warmth to my heart. Colorado 💗 

ANIMALS:



Before we get to that, for some reason, up here in Carbondale, maybe its my computer, maybe it is the satellite style of internet, this message pops up whenever I comment on a fellow blogger's site. So pisses me right off. Please believe me that I have visited you all but you haven't heard from me because of the above. What The Flock Of Seagulls 


Anyway, back to the the regularly scheduled animal programing segment. Basil, the above photo, has become quite the little buddy. Him & I have packed up together these days and he loves curling up in a ball near my belly at nights. He doesn't necessarily care for me rolling over on him though. It has taken me about a week to get used to him sleeping there. But We Manage 


This Elk was impressive and so massive!! We both spooked each other and I harped on Basil for not giving me the heads up. That lodgepole fence post there is over six feet high or about 1.8 meters high. Lets just say that the pole was over my head as a reference here. This Bull Elk just casually walked towards his harem as if it were just another Sunday stroll in the park. Basil & I observed him for awhile and then we continued on our path.  


Then, the elusive cat that occupies residency here trots on by. I only know it is alive because the food bowl is empty every morning. Then it happened!! Two nights ago this cat finally harmonious graced me with her presence. As I began a peacefully spirited reach over for a pet, her head quickly snapped my way, eyes dilated with hunting instincts, "Don't touch me Mother Phuc'r. I'm Not A Filthy Dog!" She stayed there on her perch and I kept my eyes forward. Kitty Kat Companionship


Lesson Learned!! I will keep my paws to myself and happily play with this guy below. Basil & I agree that the cat is half possum and half cacti. Plus, the cat would never belittle herself with a game of fetch. Basil Boy loves a game of toss and I never deny him a throw. Boys Will Be Boys


GOALS:

  1. NOT Even Sure If I Know After Holidaying For The Past Two Weeks
  2. Working Out But What Exactly Does That Entail 
  3. Freeing My Mind & Allowing My Bike To Follow
  4. Host The Most Righteous Sessions In The Office
  5. Float The Kidneys With H2o
  6. Keep The Last Man Standing Streak Alive
  7. Home Projects, Yard Duties, & A Green Waste Run
  8. Now That I Know The Theme , Work On My Halloween Costume 
  9. Celebrate The Best Holiday Ever 


 

A time lapse with A Bambi And Tribe quickly sneaking on by. Thanx For watching and for supporting the cause. 


Be Well Out There,

Cheers 

65 comments:

  1. ...Rochester, New York we celebrate Roctober too, have a happy one.

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    1. Fantastic - Let's Let Loose

      Cheers

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    2. I saw a comment here a few weeks ago about Dr Akhere and i decided to contact him as instructed, thanks to this man for bringing joy to me as wished for. i followed instructions which he gave in other to get my lover back who left me and the kids for 3years now, but thanks to Dr Akhere because they are back to me now for good and we are happy together. please do contact him for help too if in relationship problem via email at: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com or call/whatsapp:+2349057261346 . And testify for yourself.

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  2. Dearest Travis,
    Your mate Robert has lived through some remarkable moments indeed!
    And your Basil adventures were memorable. In the car, he resembled almost a sheep, looking at his fur, not shape!
    Wondering what goes on in a kitty's mind at times... Wish we could really communicate with animals.
    Like my short video at the present post, off in half an hour as my new post airs, a remarkable encounter with a tiny bird. Very sweet and it proves that when we're outdoors and talk to wildlife, they DO recognize our voice and kind of feel at ease with us.
    Incredible for having seen the first snow.
    Your 5th viewer of the above video.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Yes He DID!!!! Enjoying Your Videos And Thanx For Sharing - The First Dusting Was Most Welcoming - Thanx For Watching - OxoxoxO

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    2. Always Appreciate Your Emojis - Big Hugs

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  3. The scenery is good, snow on the mountains. brrr.
    Good your friend from Melbourne could get to the footy being in Darwin for a while...The dog is lovely and seems relaxed.
    Take care.

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    1. So Good - Robert Had The Time Of His Life And The Dog Is Just Lovely

      Big Hugs
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  4. Cute dog! If it doesn´t bite...

    OH! You make me homesick! The Optus! They have a great pub there where we had a yummy beer with our friend Sami. And have you seen the bridge leading to it - beautiful.
    Who knows when we can visit again.
    And Freo, awww. All I have is Wendy Bink´s art here - have a look here, if you like.
    Oh, how I´d love to have a beer in Sail & Anchor now.
    (We had more than just beer, don´t get me wrong, LOL).

    Here, same. Peeps doodling on their darn mobiles whilst driving, despite fines are quite high. Or when walking, they drive me nuts!

    Oh? The dog is white? Funny. And a funny Co-driver as well! Can imagine him "running".
    Great art.
    I´ve never seen that Blogger-message (yet!!!) - sometimes it just gives me a blank frame to type in again, bleh! Copy or coment in another program (that´s what I do these days).
    Impressive Elk. Awww, the cat.

    Looking forward to #8! And yay to #9.
    Was that a bell in the... oh. LOL
    Cheers and answer the door!

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    1. Would NEVER Bite As It Is Not In His Helix - Someday We Will All Travel Freely - Massive Elk - Thanx For Watching The Time Lapse - Much Appreciated

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  5. Happy October!
    Love the cute furbabies and the beautiful scenic views. The snow does look pretty. The stained glass art work is lovely. I get that same error message often. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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    1. Knew You Would And How Have My Shadow People Been These Days??

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  6. How wonderful for your friend, Robert, and to meet up with the team later must have been magical. KP's glass creations are amazing. I occasionally get that Blogger message if I'm trying to leave comments while using the iPad. Closing out the browser and then trying again usually takes care of the problem. Basil is cute for a pupper, but the kitty makes my heart sing. I'll happily send snow thoughts your way. Take care.

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    1. Agreed - KP Does EVERYTHING Amazingly - Cant Stand That Extra Step - Basil Is Pretty Dang Cute And The Kitty Is All You - Maybe She Would Like Your Style - Thanx For The Cold Snowy Thoughts And Keep Them Coming

      Cheers

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  7. I very much enjoyed this post, especially the Melbourne connection of course. In spite of some life mistakes, je suis a'dore Ben Cousins.

    Is that hairy dude in the second last photo you? I can fix all that hairy, head and body with a sharp blade.

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    1. Right On Brother - Yup, Its Me - So Bummed I Canceled My Trip To Turkey Last Year - Looking Forward To A Proper Straight Shave - Oh Well - Thanx For Checking In

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  8. Glad your mate got tickets, it was worth it, he got to go to a wonderful game. Looks like another fine week for you, I bet the dog loves going on walks. The snow on the mountains is so picturesque. Hard to believe we are now in October. Have a great weekend and enjoy the day.

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    1. Totally, You And Me Both - Basil LOVED Walks After Meals - He Really Enjoyed 4x4 Trips As Well - Take Care Mr Bill

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  9. What a wonderful experience for Robert. I imagine his brother and mate were smiling!

    Devices are the new addiction killing people on the roads. The old addictions are still around too!

    KP does beautiful work. Love that leaf!

    Those Colorado mountains are incredible.

    Basil is much better company than that other furry creature.

    Enjoy your last week there.

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  10. I often receive that blog message on my pc, to solve the situation I disconnect Safari and go to Firefox. On my laptop it never happens.
    Basil Boy is the perfect mate for a walk, run, hike, travel ecc.
    When I run I often meet drivers who use they mobile devices and a lot of time I have to scream: "Be careful"!!!!!!!

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    1. My Buddy Explained That It Is A Safari Thing - Phuc'N BS - Basil Boy Was Such A Joy And Kept Me Active - Doing My Best To Dodge Them Yahoos - Thanx For Checking In Mr BLK Knight

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  11. I love the cat photo -- so perfectly poised, walking through the house. And it's so catlike to then tell you to F off! LOL

    Blogger commenting is occasionally a problem for me too. I don't get that screen, but sometimes my comment just vanishes. Drives me crazy.

    What's your Kroc family connection, if I may ask? My first job was at McDonald's when Ray Kroc still ran the company, so I remember hearing about him a lot. I enjoyed "The Founder."

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    1. Strut'n Her Stuff With A Tail In The Air - And Yes, Drives Me Nutz - Ray And Joan Opened The Ronald MacDonald House For Children - Very Fortunate To Have Spent Some Time There - Joan Would Visit And Allowed Me To Join Her - Then, They Purchased The San Diego Padres - Never Had The Pleasure Of Meeting Ray

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  12. Hi Travis Happy Octoberfest spent doing all those wonderful things...the mountains look delicious wrapped in white powder. I agree Tubi all the way, if you like Matthew McConaughey look on Tubi for "Mud" I really enjoyed that one recently. Have seen some stinkers on there as well...but free is free. Dog love is special and cat closeness is a sign of trust.
    Go Team!

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    1. Waking Up To A Happy Dog Is The Best - I Ended Up Camping Out On The Documentaries - Glad You Saw All The Mt Sopris Photos - Happy Rocktoeber

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  13. The snow-capped mountains are delightful 😍!!!

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  15. Hello,
    What a nice post. Great pictures.
    Nice to see your friend while his trip. And great to visit the match in that big stadium. Always impressive.
    The shots with the mountains are very nice.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Welcome Back Marco - Wish You Could Witness These Mountains In Person

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  16. Great captures, pretty dog ❤

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  17. It looks like Carbondale has been very good to you! I love that huge bull elk. Sorry about the distracted drivers. So damn many cyclists have been killed by cars. I once was a road cyclist (racer, actually). I was hit by cars several times, always coming out of it fine (although my bikes were destroyed). Then, I quit riding the roads, feeling sure that my good luck was going to run out soon. That's why I became a mountain biker, and the rest is history. -- Keep enjoying autumn in Carbondale!

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    1. Carbondale Was Incredible With A New Adventure Around Every Corner - Bikes Are No Match For Against The Automobile And I Wish We Could Convey That Message - Single Track Rocks - Would Enjoy Hearing More Of Your And The Runner's Story - Stay Strong

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  18. Nice catching up. I did see the Ray Croc movie

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  19. Nice to see youe early snow pics just as long as you don't send it this way. Yeh, it's the same over here, selfish idiots on fast roads looking down at their stupid phones instead of looking at the road ahead. What's so fookin urgent that they can't wait or get off the road and do it?

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    1. They Early Snow Flakes Were Such A Treat - The Other Day, A Human Was Walking Their Dog, Totally Focused On Their Phone - Poor Dog - Oh Well

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  20. Fotografiarse y encontrarse con sus ídologos, fue muy gratificante. Su rostro refleja la alegría, de haber pasado una buena noche.

    Son preciosos los paisajes que has fotografiiado.

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    1. Feedback maravilhoso e feliz por você estar gostando das minhas fotos de paisagens

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  21. Lovely post, full of beautiful pics and that dog is super cute!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself


    My Instagram

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    1. Basil Is A Cutie - Thanx For The Feedback

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  22. I love the video. The cat is a hoot. We've rescued several cats like this.Great photos. Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Thanx For Watching The Video - Cats Are A Hoot - Thanx For Checking In

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  23. Wow, talk about right place/right time. Robert is one lucky guy! I recognized the "Whoops" error message right away.

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    1. Sure Rubs Me The Wrong Way - Robert Felt Very Blessed And Full Of Gratitude - So Good Hearing From Ya There Brother Parts - Rock On

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  24. Wow, you have some amazing views. I would want to be out enjoying them everyday. And the pup lounging in front seat made me laugh. One mine does that too. I am loving the stained glass too. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Colorado Offers Up Some Amazing Views - Try My Best To Absorb The Atmosphere As Much As Possible - Sleepy Front Shot Cracked Me Up As Well With The Rear Legs Twitching And All - Looking Forward To This Weekend - Stay Strong Erika

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  25. So glad we met up! At a very worthwhile blog you have here. If I might make a humble suggestion for those of us with diminished attention spans: there is enough material here for a week's worth of posts at least! Too much good stuff to take in. Thank you so much for sharing

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    1. And A Happy Friday To You And Appreciate The Suggestion - Hope The Chapters Help Break Up The Sporadic Entries And Thoughts - Enjoy Your Weekend My Friend

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  26. I am not at all surprised to see that a great traveler and active person as you, has friends that love traveling and movement as much as you.
    You had a great time and every experience is even better when shared with friends.

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    1. Travel On We Say - Its Always Better Shared - Be Well

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  27. Omg how lucky to have met the players at a pub afterwards.
    What are you going to be for Halloween?

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    1. Thanx For Asking - The Fam Dam Voted Guardians Of The Galaxy - After Perusing The Characters , Nothing Jumped Out AT Me - So I Am Fabricating An Alien Outfit From Far Beyond Galaxy M55 - Yahoooo0000

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  28. Not ready for snow yet but my sister and I are taking a long weekend out to Jackson Hole at the end of the month. I have a feeling we might find some out there. It's still summer here--crazy.

    It's not too ugly where you are... :p enjoy those mountains!
    Wendy

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  29. Excellent report on your friend Robert's journey to Darwin.
    I also loved your friend KP's work, especially the stained glass.
    I was delighted with the landscapes, they are fantastic.
    Hugs and all the best

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  30. Oh so cute photos
    Thanks for share your adventures

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  31. I saw a comment here a few weeks ago about Dr Akhere and i decided to contact him as instructed, thanks to this man for bringing joy to me as wished for. i followed instructions which he gave in other to get my lover back who left me and the kids for 3years now, but thanks to Dr Akhere because they are back to me now for good and we are happy together. please do contact him for help too if in relationship problem via email at: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com or call/whatsapp:+2349057261346 . And testify for yourself.

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