The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

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Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

Postby Elliot » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:58 pm

The forecast here in Northern California is for no rain until Christmas. We sure need rain, but I will settle for sun!

Please bear with me on the next episode of Silent Radio Theater. Kind'a busy.

One thing I am busy with is... doing something I heartily recommend to anyone who is struggling with loneliness: Get Out Of The House And Meet People! Toward this end, I have joined the Lake County Theater Company. Yup, I is now a thespian.

LCTC is all volunteer and very much amateur. The next production is George Orwell's classic Animal Farm, to be performed in March -- in a barn. Yes, in a real barn complete with animals! At the County Fairgrounds.

They held auditions last week and this Monday, and on Tuesday they offered me the role of Major -- the wise old pig who instigates the revolt against the drunken farmer Jones. Of course, Wise Old Pig is my middle name.

Major dies peacefully in his sleep shortly after launching the revolution with a lengthy monologue -- which I will memorize, I hope. But they assured me I would have more to do throughout the play.
I can see it now: Elliot Naess, star of stage and screen!

They will probably misspell my name, as they did with my mother in this film:
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Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

Postby Token » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:20 am

Happy Fucking Solstice!

Now go quietly in the corner over there and do nothing all day. It’s for the best.

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Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

Postby Elliot » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:05 am

About Winter Solstice.... When I married (all those years ago), we had the wedding on Winter Solstice. It simply made sense to have our wedding night on the longest night of the year. ;-)
(Of course, we had "practiced" plenty beforehand, but still....)

Please forgive my sudden case of writers' block. The next episode of Silent Radio Theater WILL appear, sooner or later.

Meanwhile, I have been doing precicely what we should do when suffering from any level of depression -- getting out of the house and meeting people!

I already mentioned joining the theater.

Also, I volunteer with an organization that helps maintain and operate the local State Historic Park, which is centered on an old ranch house. My specialty at two of the annual events is to direct parking, since the parking lot is not large, and not marked because it is gravel.
So I mark it with chalk in the morning, and usher arriving cars into their spots with maximum efficiency. (Everyone arrives at once, of course!)

Is this a boring and thankless task? Not the way I do it.
This photo shows me at a moment of repose, but I run, and wave, and jump, and make a glorious fool of myself in every possible way. And make new friends every time.
This is from the Christmas party, and the next event is New Year's Day. I am thinking I ought to put some sort of giant feather plume on the helmet.
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Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

Postby Elliot » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:55 am

:twisted:
This is a contest.
Deadline for next entry is one hour, all day today.
I'll go first:
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Postby Elliot » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:02 pm

Deadline for next entry, one hour.
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Postby Elliot » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:20 pm

Deadline for next entry, one hour.
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Postby Elliot » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:34 pm

The original Saint Klaus -- Krampus -- was actually not such a nice fellow himself.
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Postby Elliot » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:51 pm

Looks like he was able to regroup after The Windmill Incident, and then....
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Postby Perpetual Burn » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:48 pm

Love brings us Home
Hope restores our soul
We Burn on the Playa of the
Black Rock Desert
& We fear no evil
for the Man is on our side
Surely Faith & Love will follow
All our Lives
& We will dwell in the house of Love
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Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

Postby Elliot » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:59 pm

Excellent! We have a Winner!
And I know someone else who did X-mas on Playa in... 2008 or 2009 -- possibly both. Good fun.
Deadline for next entry -- another hour. The sun is going down --- time to step it up!
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Postby Elliot » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:09 pm

I am SOOOOOOOOO doing this on my barn next year! The barn is 24 feet high and visible for blocks. I can include a broken-ladder-in-mid-air.
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Postby Elliot » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:28 pm

Thankfully, THIS season is almost over.
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Postby Elliot » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:52 pm

All right.... Turning up the wick. Raising the bar. Or some such.
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Postby Elliot » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:16 pm

Closing out the evening with the jolly old elf going on vacation for the next 364 days. I reckon his glans is red because he knows where all the naughty girls live. Happy Return-It-To-The-Store Day tomorrow!
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:49 am

OK, so that shit’s over.
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Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

Postby Sham » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:19 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:OK, so that shit’s over.

Get ready for the after Christmas sales, New Years eve and the exercise machines and "fast diet" commercials.
Oh, and we should be just about ready for Valentine's Day and the reminders for all those who don't have a special person in their lives this year. Bah!

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Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

Postby Token » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:24 am

Finally some fucking sunshine.

Now I gotta find my boots, slog through the mud and shovel some goat shit outta the barn.

At least the goats are clowns and make me laugh.

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Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:20 am

Yes! And even better than sunshine today....
...Tomorrow... we have a big event here in Clearlake where 150 bicycles will be given away to victims of the wildfires.
We lost 134 homes just here in the city of Clearlake in the Sulphur Fire in October, plus many-many more in the county in the previous two years.

And when entire homes burn down, so do bicycles. And that is especially difficult for children.

My contribution to this campaign is minor, but I am there. Leaving in an hour or two, to haul bikes from storage to the event venue.

In other news... I apologize for not yet having written the second episode of Silent Radio Theater. Too much other stuff going on.
Luckily, the Other Stuff is all Good Stuff!
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