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  • OLChemist
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    My TV just started speaking Lakota at me! Apparently, Gap has decided Lakota is cool.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yUreL8J320

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  • Broken Arrow
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    Not much kids coming around and Halloween isn't traditional as in the English speaking world.

    May be I am wrong but I have had always the impression that it is a much advertised event for marketing and selling on just another occasion. I think we stay with more our traditions but well, other may think otherwise.

    My country is no longer the country of my childhood.

    Much in the times of my youth wasn't right but much of nowadays isn't better than the old times and in my eyes a lot is worse.

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  • OLChemist
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    Since our neighborhood has gentrified, they're bussing in kids from OKC and Little Rock, I think. Last time I handed out candy, 2019, I went through three 250 piece bags and ran out before 7:30pm. I recognized fewer than 10 kids as being from our neighborhood.

    Last year, I handed out bags of treats to the kids of our employees at work. I was going to hide this year and not hand out anything at the house this year and still may. But, I did buy a few bags for home, just in case.

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  • wardancer
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    Not many kids in our little town ! We used to go all out and a coupla years in a row got stuck with big bags of candy we won't eat , so we quit ! Now we turn all the lights off and stay in the back of the house. It works , and we don't get anyone anymore !

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  • OLChemist
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    The stuff I'm referring to is a mix of big and little Tootsie Rolls (a chewy, chocolate taffy like candy), fruit chews (taffy), Dots (jelly candy) and Tootsie Pops (lollypops with a Tootsie Roll center). It's one of the cheaper Halloween candy mixes.

    Tootsie Rolls were a popular candy with the kids of the 1930's and 1940's. They were the first individually wrapped candy on the US market. They survive heat and were used in WWII and Korean War field rations. They are one of my mother's favorite candies. But by the time I was a kid, Tootsie Rolls were considered an inferior treat. Real chocolate bars were the premium score, LOL.

    We did not buy halloween costumes in my family. Mom sewed from the rag bag or using leftover fabric. Her favorite halloween costume was the tube -- a drawstring at the neck (and sometimes the bottom) and two slits for the arms. In orange, stuffed with newspaper, an old green pillow case with eye holes over the head and I was a pumpkin. Black with a painted cardboard box over my head and shoulders, two stuffed birds from the Christmas ornament box and I was a bird house. The best part of the tube was a 5th grader could sew one and mom could get out of the costume game.

    My first solo effort was a brown tube made from an old brown sheet, hung from a circle of cardboard around my neck, with some letters painted on the sheet, and ruffle of butcher paper around my neck. I was a Tootsie Roll. Unfortunately, my outfit prompted people to go out of their way to give me Tootsie Rolls, LOL.
    Last edited by OLChemist; 10-23-2021, 12:58 PM.

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  • Broken Arrow
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    Big ? Tootsie Roll mix.

    But I believe all will love your bags.

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  • OLChemist
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    Chuy, migas and iced tea, please.


    I'm doomed. I got into the halloween candy. Thankfully, the stuff for the treat bags is locked up in the server room at work. But, I'm going to have to replace one bag of the stuff at the house for trick or treat. The pickings in the stores are awfully thin already. It's going to be that Tootsie Roll mix I think.
    Last edited by OLChemist; 10-23-2021, 12:59 PM.

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  • Broken Arrow
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    Hey WD, yes you can as much as you wish. And the shows are still on.

    The Fire Stone looks fine. I only know those very black obsidian ones as arrow tips.

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  • wardancer
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    WD wakes up and looks around............can I get some coffee..........is the show still on ?

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  • OLChemist
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    Subs, obsidian is very interesting. At the club we use it a lot for beginning lap classes. It can be cheap. It also tends to be be free of cracks and other weirdness that can make a stone hard to shape and polish. It takes a high polish well. It's very easy to see if you didn't get all the scratches from the last round of abrasive out.

    If cristobalite crystals form you get the white snowflakes. Iron and magnesium give the brown color seen in mahogany obsidian. Oriented gas bubbles cause the gold and blue sheens. And magnetite nano-particles create the rainbow obsidian.



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  • OLChemist
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    Back to the travel log. Be glad I don't have slides to show ya'll :)


    In Las Cruces, you need to visit Old Messilla. Get some local pistachios at Eagle Ranch. If you're there at the right time of the week, go to the downtown farmer's and craft market.

    Take US70 east through the pass between the San Andreas and Organ Mountains. You're heading into the Tularosa Basin. This area played and continues to play a significant role in the US military and civilian space effort. Stop at the White Sands Missile Range Museum. They have a large number of military and research rockets, including one of the V2's brought to the States after the end of WWII.

    Head up to White Sands National Park. This landscape of sparkling white sand dunes might be familiar from American movies and TV. The dunes are formed of gypsum crystals formed when periodic flooding and subsequent evaporation form deposits of crystals, which are broken by freeze thaw cycles and blown over into the valley.

    (Bathe in sunscreen. Heading out on to that sand is like standing on a mirror in full sun. You will sunburn places you never knew you had.)

    Apache people lived and travelled through the Tularosa basin. They gathered salt at lake near the southern end of malpais (lava flow) near Oscura.

    In Alamagordo, stop at the New Mexico Space History Museum.

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  • Broken Arrow
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    Originally posted by subeeds View Post


    It's finally fall here. I dug out the long sleeved, winter stuff today. Somebody needs to tell the mosquitoes, though. They are still out in force.
    Seems as if the mosquitos have heard nowhere that winter is approaching.

    Nice stones, sorry history. Sigh.

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  • subeeds
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    Originally posted by OLChemist View Post
    Oh, I forgot! While you're in Tucson you need to go to San Xavier Del Bac Mission on the Tohono O'odham rez. It is beautiful.
    You can also stop in Superior, Az. for a peek at the Apache Tears, (aka obsidian) Mine. This is one of my favorite gemstones, and I have been fascinated by the legend since I was a little kid. https://the-earth-story.com/post/137...ll-have-likely

    It's finally fall here. I dug out the long sleeved, winter stuff today. Somebody needs to tell the mosquitoes, though. They are still out in force.

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  • Broken Arrow
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    I think you can have your buritos but have to sit through the travel program.

    Perhaps you can make a contribution to the travel program and become an insider.

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  • wardancer
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    Can an outsider get a couple of burritos or do I have to sit thru the travel program to eat ?
    Last edited by wardancer; 10-17-2021, 11:12 PM. Reason: can't spell !

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  • OLChemist
    Redhorse Cafe -- the Food Truck
    by OLChemist
    *Rose wakes Chuy up and chases him out in to the parking lot to see his new digs. She fires up the portable evaporative cooler next to the tables. *

    Chuy, some iced tea, carne adovada, calabacitas, and sopaillas, please. It's so much fun to watch WD and BA chase their napkins in the...
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