“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Friday, February 14, 2014

Greetings from the top of the mountain.

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23 comments:

  1. Damn, Bubba... now you're almost as pretty as me. It's good to see your face after so many years.

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    1. Hey, I could never hope to ascend to such heights. But I did get the idea from you. Sometimes a change is good. The only thing about not having a beard is that my face gets cold in the wind, and I had forgotten how miserable it is to have to shave in the morning.

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    2. You make the grade. Above, I should have said, 'it's nice to see your face, again. It's been a while since you last sat in my office.

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    3. Yeah, it's been some years. I think the kids have been up in Cincinnati at least three Christmas's now. Or maybe just two. Either way, it's been some time. I'm going to come by the next time we go to Palm Coast and have a cup of coffee there at your place, it's on my list of important things to do!

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  2. That was so cool seeing you- and hearing you. I love the accent!!

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    1. Kathy, it didn't scare you?

      I don't ever hear an accent, but I'm sure I do have one living down here.

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    2. It is not as much an accent as the manner in which you speak. A slight southern twang- very slight- but more phrasing and speech pattern. It's very nice.

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    3. My kids were always annoyed about dialect and made great efforts to avoid using it. When I would say "ice box" instead of "refrigerator" they would cringe in horror. Maybe that's why in many places dialect is dieing out. Another homogenizing effect of television.

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    1. Is that the one of them stealing things? Somebody else actually made that. I posted it a couple of days ago, so it's on here. I like it.

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  4. wow buddy - i love seeing your face and your accent is to die for!!! i really like the idea of you doing video posts - can we send in questions and ask your advice on a variety of stuff? lastly - your cabin is gorgeous!!! me and jam both love wood and someday hope to have a cabin as beautiful as yours...but not near as big!!! oh one last thing - i think Kathy above is asking for a video of YOUR ferrets and i agree, i would love to see your little ferrets running around and doing whatever it is that they do!

    jam says to say hi and he thinks your accent is wicked too! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Oh. I could certainly hold up the ferrets and put them on camera. I didn't think of that. Spike in particular would like that, he loves attention.

      When the kids were home, this place gave us all the room we needed. Now, with them gone, it's too big. But it's a rarity these days, because everything is made of cedar except the floors, which are oak I think. I like wood too. As long as I don't have a fire..

      I swear I don't think I have an accent, but I must. Maybe I better stop making fun of people from New Jersey and New York about theirs!

      Tell J I said hi back.

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  5. I have never done a vlog yet. Part of the reason being I don't want everyone to hear my southern accent (ha ha). I have a feeling when I start riding Francie, I may do a little vlog so people can see her in motion.

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    1. Is there really a word for putting videos on a blog. Vlog? Sounds Bulgarian to me.

      I'd love to hear your Southern accent . I don't mind having one at all, I just didn't realize I did.

      I don't have a video camera, only the one set in this new computer. My brother has a bunch of them, maybe I can bum one of the old one's from him. I'm looking forward to seeing Francie.

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    2. I think we all have an accent- to people elsewhere. I know here in MO we say things a bit strangely like Missour"a" and we really tear up the French street names in STL.

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    3. I'm sure that's true. You can certainly tell people from New England, New York, Texas, etc. I know that on those occasions where I've heard a tape recording of my voice, I didn't think it sounded like me at all but others assured me it did.

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  6. Does your wife know you shaved it off or are you going to surprise her when she comes back?

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    1. Oh, she knows. I certainly wouldn't have done that without talking to her. Not after having pitched a fit when she cut her hair without asking me. That's been a long time back but it was ugly!

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  7. Good job with the new computer! Beards...They are kind of the norm here in mid-TN, at least over the winter. Last year I grew one, and yes, it does keep your face warm.
    Another added plus is saving money on those expensive razor blades. In the spring it had to go, as I lost my mouth somewhere in there!
    The accent is coming along well, not quite at the "good 'ol boy" level yet, but good enough so that you don't stand out in Wal*Mart!!!!
    Supposed to get up in the high 50's next week here, hope some of it drifts down your way.

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  8. I get over to Eastern Tennessee a good bit, and I'd say in the corner area where Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee all come together far more men wear beards than don't. I liked mine, and I hate shaving, but I felt like a change. I sure hope some of that good weather does come this way. I walked down to the mail box today and there was no mail. So there hasn't been any mail delivery since last Saturday. Can't blame them though, hauling the mail in here over the only two available roads would be hellish in this icy weather.

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  9. Great to hear from you and put a voice with the face and the stories! KB

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  10. Good to put a voice to the face. I think from now on I will be reading your posts in that voice :)

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  11. Loved this post. I actually think it makes you look younger with out the beard. but that is just me.

    I love voices and how accents are. When I was in Canada in 08, one of the children asked me why I didn't have a voice like Daphne from Frasier. She also thought we emptied chamber pots out of the windows and lived in Tudor houses. (she must have been doing something about history and England?)

    My accent is mixed up, when I am angry or super excited I sound very ooh ar farmer, English South West Accent (they seem to use it for pirates). When I cry I sniffle in my mothers voice. And now after all theses years OH's speech patterns have crept in so I am slower, I am always told by him, Chav's speak quickly it is a sign of breeding... lol and I have taken on posh words and have gone from Tak (yes) to Ja (pronounced yar). My Mother doesn't like that when I am near her.

    I wonder if the accents in America are from the amount of immigrants from the area adding to the mix? I know in certain areas in Canada the words are said in quite a Scottish accent. About is pronounced AA boooot

    As you can tell this is a subject I like

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