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Rated: 18+ · In & Out · Friendship · #1362555
Created to celebrate the 150th item in my portfolio!
for my In and Out , The Raven's Nest

Welcome To the Raven's Nest! Step right up! Come on in! Help me celebrate the 150th addition to my bulging portfolio!

And have a little fun along the way!

There are no real rules to this in and out, just be as silly and random as you please.

WHOO HOO!

[12-23-14 @ 10:16am] The sense of humor is very mysterious. We have no idea why some people laugh at one thing and others laugh at a different thing.
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[12-23-14 @ 10:19am] But it's interesting that neither you nor dad ever lived in the northeast for any lengthy period (I'm guessing) whereas I did live there for over a decade. I do believe it's a regional bias. *Delight*
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[12-23-14 @ 10:06pm] No, I disagree. While Ravey & I was both Midwesterners, I lived for 3 years in Northeast PA. When Seinfeld was 1st run, we watched it and enjoyed it, but watching it in reruns, I've realized how petty and whiny and boring the characters are.
  Friend: Dad

[12-23-14 @ 10:07pm] And bitchy. I forgot bitchy. All they wanna do is either lie around and whine or lie around and bitch. What's so funny about that?
  Friend: Dad

[12-23-14 @ 10:30pm] That's why I say it's a regional bias. Whining and bitching are part of the NY "accent". Just like too much sugar is part of the Southern/Midwestern "accent".
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[12-23-14 @ 10:33pm] "Come on in, honey, and let me fix you a big batch of biscuits and syrup," is Southern "accent". ....... NY "accent" is: "What am I? Your personal chef? If you wanted biscuits you shoulda stopped by the bakery."
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[12-24-14 @ 12:00pm] Whenever my man wants biscuits, by golly, I bake them. I am also fond of making him sandwiches. I figure it's okay that I do these things, because I actually enjoy doing them. I guess I AM southern! *Inlove*
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[12-25-14 @ 11:30am] Not necessarily. You are just a polite person who likes doing things for your significant other. So do I.
  Friend: Dad

[12-25-14 @ 12:08pm] Oh, let her be Southern if she wants to be Southern! There is nothing wrong with being Southern. (Or: Y'all know there ain't nothing wrong with being Southern.) *Pthb*
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[12-27-14 @ 8:22pm] Ah knows thar ain't one dadgum thing wrong with bein' a Rebel. An' Ah knows the diff'rence atween a Yankee and a Damned Yankee. Yankees go home.
  Friend: Dad

[12-28-14 @ 1:02pm] Just had the strangest dream involving ancient computers, cheap art, small silver cars and blue coffee cans. Don't ask.
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[12-28-14 @ 5:40pm] The connection between these four phenomena escapes me, but I was instructed not to ask, so I won't. I have to confess I don't get either Seinfeld or Friends. But this may be about age. I can still watch Family Ties or MASH with a great deal of pleasure.
  Friend: ☮ The Grum Of Grums

[12-28-14 @ 10:31pm] Blue coffee cans? Oops. Wasn't supposed to ask. You are correct, my Aussie friend. M*A*S*H is a classic, one of the best books, movies and TV series of all time. Even the lame spin-off after the show ended, AfterM*A*S*H, was one of the best lame shows.
  Friend: Dad

[12-28-14 @ 10:57pm] The older one gets, the stranger his/her dreams become. And if you are really old and your mind is failing you have the additional joy of confusing your dreams with reality. Who needs television? A good rocking chair will suffice.
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[12-29-14 @ 5:26pm] Blue coffee cans usually contain decaf, meaning I should be drinking decaf. The silver car represents the inevitability of old age. Cheap art means I'll always be poor. Ancient computers represent the incompatibility between myself and technology.
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[12-29-14 @ 5:26pm] How depressing is that?
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[12-29-14 @ 5:40pm] I'm weeping as a type. I figured the blue coffee was Maxwell House, the silver car means someone is going to give you a car, the cheap art means your art is not properly appreciated, so maybe things aren't as bad as you think.
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[12-29-14 @ 10:04pm] The blue coffee can represents drinking coffee on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. The silver car is a Rolls Royce. The cheap art is discarded hopes and dreams for a trip to the Guggenheim, replaced by a trip to the Louvre. Things are looking pretty good
  Friend: Dad

[12-29-14 @ 10:22pm] I love you guys! *Inlove*
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[12-30-14 @ 10:23pm] Creative types. You know us
  Friend: Dad

[01-03-15 @ 12:12am] Yeah, that's right. We create all kinds o mayhem (including the three word variety). Freud wrote a book on the interpretation of dreams, but, as usual, it all probably boils down to sex.
  Friend: ☮ The Grum Of Grums

[01-03-15 @ 5:28am] I don't like my sex boiled. Gently warmed is my preference.
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[01-03-15 @ 11:30am] Someone said sex and I lost on contact with reality. When I came back the conversation was over. What did I miss?
  Friend: Dad

[01-03-15 @ 11:31am] We were all having sex. Go back to sleep.
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[01-03-15 @ 9:21pm] Oh. OK. I've been married for 30 years. I don't have sex any more. or less
  Friend: Dad

[01-05-15 @ 2:43pm] Sex in a long term relationship is a whole different animal than beginning relationship relations, but it is an essential part of any union. It sets the precedent for the times when you aren't able to do it anymore, and bonds the couple involved.
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[01-05-15 @ 2:46pm] It's like storing food up for an apocalypse. You have to feed the relationship with what emotions and bonding you planted early on.
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[01-06-15 @ 5:17am] This is why squirrels and chipmunks are such great lovers. They are good at storing food.
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[01-06-15 @ 1:44pm] Funny thing is, I'm at a stage in my life where I could love it or leave it. I don't need someone in my life, I'm just glad I have them.
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[01-07-15 @ 6:42am] Yes, it's only in the first half of our lifetimes when things get really compulsive. In the second half you can make decisions without biological drives interfering.
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[01-07-15 @ 9:09pm] You make growing older sound good, almost romantic. Whereas I find it full of nearsightedness, digital prostate exams, colonoscopies, high blood pressure, cholesterol concerns. However, I still believe growing older beats the hell outta the alternative.
  Friend: Dad

[01-07-15 @ 10:54pm] There is a quote I like: "For a man, getting old is like being able to finally dismount from a runaway horse." ... BTW, all those things you mentioned are the result of including doctors in your lifestyle. They can be avoided. It's a choice we make.
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[01-08-15 @ 10:52pm] You make a point (I'll withhold judgment on whether or not it's a good point). But I'd like to stick around for a few more years, especially now, with Grandson on the way.
  Friend: Dad

[01-09-15 @ 12:47am] Well, I don't really want to get into a discussion about it because we are all going to do what we're going to do, but if I was a doctor then the line I put out would be that my services extend your life and I would try to suppress any data that said no.
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[01-09-15 @ 6:33am] This is so embarrassing, but I tend to agree with Steve! Too many doctors, especially specialists, seem to have a "God complex" - what they say goes. Part of the problem is they talk their own language; I wish they'd learn English - even American English.
  Friend: ☮ The Grum Of Grums

[01-09-15 @ 12:41pm] I avoid doctors because I can't afford them. I am diabetic and I take medication. For all I know, I could be eaten up with heard disease, cancer and the like. I'm 51, and still vital, able to breathe, love and think.
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[01-09-15 @ 12:43pm] I've used this simile before; It's like a pot of chicken soup left on the back of the stove and neglected for a week. It develops a tough membrane on the top that you only smell if it's broken or otherwise disturbed.
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[01-09-15 @ 12:45pm] I'm almost afraid of going to the doctor, even if I could afford it... afraid that that membrane will be disturbed and he will discover what a festering gob of medical problems I may have have become.
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[01-09-15 @ 12:47pm] These are the situational anxieties that keep me awake at night.
  Friend: Ravenwand, Rising Star!

[01-09-15 @ 5:47pm] You worry too much! But seeing a doctor would only make you worry more. My approach is just to accept life as it is. Maybe I have cancer and maybe I don't. It doesn't really matter as long as I'm alive and able to adapt to whatever problems I have.
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[01-09-15 @ 11:25pm] I hadn't seen a doctor for many many years, but now I have health insurance, so I went. He disturbed that membrane, & I have high blood pressure & high cholestrol, & I have a colonoscopy scheduled for week after next.
  Friend: Dad

[01-09-15 @ 11:26pm] But he found that I'm in pretty good shape for a man my age (55 next month) who used to drink too much, used to smoke, and hadn't seen a doctor in years. I guess Grandson's gonna have to put up with 1 grandpa. Too bad Son's Girlfriend's dad is gone.
  Friend: Dad

[01-09-15 @ 11:28pm] Otherwise, the little guy'd have to put up with 2 crazy, loony grandpas. I'll ask Son if Steve and BBG can fill in.
  Friend: Dad

[01-10-15 @ 7:31am] Son is probably happy not to have a father-in-law to deal with. Sometimes they don't want to lose that daughter and resent forever the dude who stole her away. *Laugh*
  Friend: Steev the Friction Wizurd

[01-10-15 @ 7:39am] I fill the role of crazy loonie Grandpa very well - just ask my 3 granddaughters. But parental jealousy happens with over-protective moms, too. Can she look after my little boy properly? Is she feeding him right? Does she make sure he has clean undies?
  Friend: ☮ The Grum Of Grums

[01-10-15 @ 9:25pm] I'm happy and proud to say that I had a very good relationship with both Blessed Father-In-Law and Sainted Mother-In-Law, Mom's departed parents. We miss both of them very much, and Son is very upset they didn't live to see Grandson.
  Friend: Dad

[10-28-15 @ 11:34pm] I'm happy and proud to say that I have neither In-Laws nor children and their spawn.
  Friend: Singular Scribbler

[10-29-15 @ 9:36pm] Someday, SS. Someday.
  Friend: Dad

[10-29-15 @ 11:40pm] Yes, quite, Dad. Unless you are able to look around corners, Ms Scribbler, you cannot know what is in store in your future. I have a favourite couplet about this, "Who can tell, and who can know; which way tomorrow's wind will blow".
  Friend: ☮ The Grum Of Grums

[10-31-15 @ 11:05am] One of my favorites is, "Life's a dance you learn as you go / sometimes you lead sometime you follow / Don't worry about what you don't know Life's a dance you learn as you go" Life lessons in a country song. (c) John Michael Montgomery.
  Friend: Dad

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