Monica

  • You have wonderful points to make but sometimes we have to ignore the ignorant to make a bigger point.
    I know who you are referring and I was about to delete him when he showed up. I have to be fair but I do remember he was banned a few times on Old Thoughts I think for his behavior?
    I can’t emphasize enough…people read Bens One Love…[Read more]

  • Oh…we had a few “Village Trolls” on old Thoughts.

  • I guess we are all terrorist 😉

  • It’s where I live. I am thankful I live up in the hills of La Mesa….but behind these hills the rioters really did some damage. I heard there were 2 banks burning and I could smell the smoke up here. I was […]

    • I am sorry your friend’s store got hit by this round of what I consider rightful anger over a horrible situation that has happened and continues to happen way to often. I hate when innocent parties get caught and it is very sad that it happens.

      I hope your friend is able to rebuilt with a very small amount of effort, in other words that the damage is slight. I think it is very good of you to go help your friend.

    • By the way, I am thinking the term, “you can see forever” while looking at the picture. Nice on.

  • Yes…..Old Thoughts was such a great place. So many wonderful people. Hopefully some “more” will find there way back. And hopefully many just found a busy life away from the computer.

  • Ha! Did you have a vineyard? I could see it now…… 😉

  • I see your taste in music runs deep Leftthoughs.

    THIS iS FUNNY!
    I watched 3 of the videos and thought…what talented kooks.
    Never heard of these guys but the world could use more crazy groups like this.
    😀

  • CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This is such a big deal. I am happy for you.

  • Oh my gosh Jules…IT IS AN ALL DAY PROCESS. And I have tried so many times. One time I made Martha Stewarts Parker House Rolls and they actually came out perfect. All I remember about those rolls is that my mother almost ate all of them. Ha! My mother can not say no to fresh baked bread. She use to make bread when we were little……I remember…[Read more]

  • The more I think about it …it may have been on OLD Thoughts….not on Thinkr or New Thoughts. I come from 4 Tribal Bloods…..and my sons father comes from 2 Tribal Bloods so my sons have 6 Tribal Bloods.
    I will write more about it soon.

  • Hi Olen, YES….I kept reading what twitter did and read what Trump said and the dots did not connect. It almost reminded me of the Lady in Central Park……the bird watcher politely asked her to leash her dog and she called 911 and cried bloody murder. (Ok…I exaggerated that a bit) But from what I kept reading there isn’t much Trump could do…[Read more]

  • I just did the most stupid thing. My neighbors Gardner was out clearing her side of the mountain and when he was packing up to leave I asked him for a quote. So he wanted to see what area so I had him come into the house to look over the balcony. It was the only way to get a Clear view without walking down the other side of the house which is a…[Read more]

  • I’m getting kind of tired of reading the same old same old on our wonderful “One Love” site…so much so that I don’t even read anything having to do with “Covid…Left…right….this …that….” Its going […]

    • Nothing wrong with using ready made mix packets when one doesn’t feel like preparing it at home – ingredients available or not.

      And speaking of making bread: I used to do all my own bread baking back in the day, both brown and white. I used strong flour from the supermarket and the yeast packets were abundant and easily got. I didn’t use bread makers – even when they first appeared, but settled on the old fashioned way with hands on kneading and proving. It was a lengthy process and took several hours from start to finish, and once the bread was in the oven and baking the smell was like no other. . .irresistible and mouth salivating to the point of wanting to eat the whole loaf at once.

      I bought an assortment of different sized bread tins – which I still have, but mainly used the 1lb and 2lb sizes. I actually got quite good at it but, after hours of preparation to produce one single loaf of bread, it was all gone an hour or two later by hungry mouths who found it as irresistaible as I did. The fact of the matter was that if we wanted fresh bread every day without fail then I would spend the rest of my life baking bread with little time for anything else. In the end I decided to carry on making it but not every day, it was nice, but too time consuming.

      Thank goodness that in these days we have bread shops where we can walk in and choose out favourite loaves to munch on, and for someone like me who once invested a lot of time in making bread, I know the time and effort that goes in to producing this basic, but staple food.

      • Oh my gosh Jules…IT IS AN ALL DAY PROCESS. And I have tried so many times. One time I made Martha Stewarts Parker House Rolls and they actually came out perfect. All I remember about those rolls is that my mother almost ate all of them. Ha! My mother can not say no to fresh baked bread. She use to make bread when we were little……I remember bowls sitting with cloth over them and learning later it was the dough rising.
        When ever she comes to visit I buy all kinds of bread from bakeries. One loaf that has become her favorite is the Costco Walnut Cranberry loaf. I had just bought a few loafs before their plane arrived a few years ago. Everyone one is in the kitchen laughing and talking and I noticed her walking around as we were all talking and I realized she had already eaten a large portion of one loaf. She even moved my toaster to where she was sitting and was toasting it as she cut it and buttered it up and she made it look so good. It was as if she didnt see us…..or hear us…she was so focused on that bread.
        We have something tribal members learned to cook called fry bread. Our members started making it when the government started issuing commodities to them. Large bags of flour….oil. They would make a dough and fry it up. So it was something my mom carried on when she moved out here. My mom could make some good bread. Now fry bread could be made with yeast dough or just simple flour/salt/baking soda and water. No matter how she made it ….it was soft and crispy. I can’t even make that bread. My fry bread comes out hard as a rock. So I learned to cheat a little….I buy frozen yeast dough. I thaw it…..stretch it out and fry it. PERFECT every time I make it. Ha! My mom doesn’t like that I cheat but I don’t do it often.
        Anyways…..my sister makes bread in the bread maker and she pulls it out during the process and kneads in Cranberries and walnuts and my mother goes nuts over it. Now mind you….my mother is little lady but she can eat.
        I never thought of getting a bread maker because again….my boys are not bread eaters. And if I did get one I would only use it when my mother comes to visit. But like you said….we have bakeries everywhere full of fresh loaves. Plus my sons are complaining about all of my other appliances I hardly use. So I think I made my mind up….I will not get a bread maker. Even if I did…I would have to wait until August for it to be delivered because they are sold out everywhere. I did decide to get one a few weeks ago after spending 3 weeks trying to figure out the best model. And when I decided which one I wanted…..it wouldn’t get here until August. No matter what site I looked at….they were all sold out and on back order. People on lockdown bought all the bread makers. So I didnt order.
        Anyhow…..I think I will spend a day here and there working on my bread dough skills.
        I have so much respect for bakers. And I think they should charge so much more because of the labor that goes into making it.

        Jules….. you are a jack of all trades it seems.

        • Yes, you’re right. I have dabbled in many things over the years and bread making is just the tip of the iceberg.

          I was also a prolific wine maker at one time.

  • 16lbs? That would probably rip my arm off if I tried using that.
    Yes….both my parents are Native American. I have written a few times about it and most likely will again soon.

  • My Grandpa LOVED golf. He passed many years ago…..he was one cool Grandpa. He was born and raised on our reservation in South Dakota. He served in the Navy ….moved his family to California and lived his years out in Los Angeles. He loved the city. But he was also a Cowboy ….raised cows and rode horses everywhere. Anyhow…thats another story…[Read more]

  • This is just a video of the players jabbing each other. But I am currently watching the tournament and am laughing so much. Tom Brady just hit a Hole and 1 and Brooks Koepka donated $100,000 for that shot. […]

    • It’s nice to see famous people like this doing things for charity. I wish I had learned golf. I didn’t seem to have the talent for it. I tried one session in college as a PE credit or at least I think it was in college. Anyway, I do remember that I never once got a ball in the hole. I was a total kutz.

      The only game I have played, even half way well is bowling. I wasn’t any great shakes at me…at least not professional level but I did manage to get a few spares in every game at least, maybe even one or two strikes.

      • Monica replied 1 week ago

        My Grandpa LOVED golf. He passed many years ago…..he was one cool Grandpa. He was born and raised on our reservation in South Dakota. He served in the Navy ….moved his family to California and lived his years out in Los Angeles. He loved the city. But he was also a Cowboy ….raised cows and rode horses everywhere. Anyhow…thats another story for another time. Why I said he was a cowboy was because he LIVED in his Levis and cowboy boots.And he had to leave a few golf courses because my wild Grandpa showed up in his Levis and at that time jeans were not allowed. So he did buy some golfing clothes because he loved the game so much. I remember he hit a hole in 1 and the Course awarded him a trophy which he absolutely loved and shared the picture over and over.
        I sent my sons to golf lessons but it didn’t catch with any of them. Which was fine with me….the usual Baseball/Soccer were draining me already.

        The only sport I grew up involved in since I was 5 was swimming. My whole family was on the same swim teams all our lives. We would spend weekends at the pool because we all competed all day in different events. I stopped swimming when I was a teenager. I wasn’t the best at all strokes. Freestyle and Backstroke were my jives….Butterfly and Breaststroke killed me. But a few of my family members stayed in the sport because they had potential.

        As for bowling. I enjoy bowling. My sons and I were still going up to before the quarantine..maybe once a month when my back wasn’t in therapy that is. I am far from a pro but I can hold my own. I actually beat my sons everytime up until last year. One of my sons got the hang of it and would tie me and sometimes beat me by a few pins. They finally started putting my name on the score board because to see MOM having higher scores was embarrassing for them. We all have our own balls and shoes. My sons bought some expensive balls but still can’t get it. I was going to hire a private coach to give them a few lessons. When I worked we would have bowling tournaments and my friends wife paid for a few private lessons for him and he started to kick butt.
        We will see what happens with the bowling alleys in future.

    • Well, like I said I was never high level, in fact me and one other person on the league used to compete to see which one was worse. It was a game that we got humor out of it and added to the fun. I bowled, in a league for several years, but eventually stopped enjoying it as I didn’t really jell with the team I was assigned to. in addition, I had bad pain in my back and it just didn’t seem to be worth it anymore. I have thought about going back and trying again but never have.

      You’re saying your grandpa grew up on a reservation makes me think that you might be at least in part Native American. I would be interested in hearing a bit more about that if you should ever feel like writing about it.

      Oh and I had my own shoes and ball also, I think I got up to a 16 pound ball before I quite. I am not sure what I would be able to do if I went back.

      • 16lbs? That would probably rip my arm off if I tried using that.
        Yes….both my parents are Native American. I have written a few times about it and most likely will again soon.

        • If you have written about it here, maybe i will dig thought your posts to see if I can find it. Or if you have links. But no urgency either way.

          I just think it might be interesting to see what kinds of things you would taught.

          • The more I think about it …it may have been on OLD Thoughts….not on Thinkr or New Thoughts. I come from 4 Tribal Bloods…..and my sons father comes from 2 Tribal Bloods so my sons have 6 Tribal Bloods.
            I will write more about it soon.

            • Wow, that’s a lot. I am new obviously. I knew there was an old thoughts, but assumed this was thinkr, although it did kind of puzzle me why it was called thoughts… 😛

              I will look forward to reading about the various cultures the made you….you. 🙂

              • Yes…..Old Thoughts was such a great place. So many wonderful people. Hopefully some “more” will find there way back. And hopefully many just found a busy life away from the computer.

              • I was part of old Thoughts. For 3-4 years anyway I was active in old thoughts, but so frustrated, angry and driven over the rails by the childish, immature trolling of one particular member who is still active here, for some reason, that I took an action and posted something pretty revolting and disgusting that I was banned. I knew this post would get me banned, but was so tired of being harrassed and badgered by that member (still active) that management allowed to run rampant on the site that I felt I had no choice.

                • You have wonderful points to make but sometimes we have to ignore the ignorant to make a bigger point.
                  I know who you are referring and I was about to delete him when he showed up. I have to be fair but I do remember he was banned a few times on Old Thoughts I think for his behavior?
                  I can’t emphasize enough…people read Bens One Love Philosophy for his site. DISCUSSION…MATURE DISCUSSION is what he believes can happen on important issues.
                  But I am starting to believe in some cases……and with some people…..it’s impossible.

                  • Monica, nobody and I know each other, and he knows that for the most part, I just my opinion of the truth, and leave others to respond or not as they want. I can ignore those that are intent on being nasty, and have done. And you are correct, in my opinion, some it is just impossible to have any kind of discussion because they are so busy telling you how wrong you, which seems to end up badly for everybody involved.

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  • LOVE the Dixie Chicks. Her voice is so powerful.

  • My parents also grew up with wood burning stoves. The stories they tell. They also grew up in small log cabins. They are said to be the best heat source for a house out in the country.

    Research the Aga’s……they are such beauties.

  • LOVED the history lesson on this beautiful oven. Thanks Jules. I also watched another farmer make a stew in her Aga….she used the top of it to start and moved it into one door for an hour. After that hour she moved it to another door for a few more hours. I mean….behind every door was a different temperature.
    NEVER thought about the weight…[Read more]

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