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About smltwnrckr

  • Birthday 01/15/1983

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  1. Yea, they are actually quite striking things. And if you're a healthy adult without an allergy, a single bit won't do a ton of harm apart from some uncomfortable effects. I generally try to let them be if they're in places that our out of the way because of it. But because I have a little one, and where we are if you're not careful they'll straight up take over, They can really hurt young children. I work hard to keep them out of around the house and out of the yard. But word to the wise... be more carful now. My understanding is that the impacts can get worse with another bite or two.
  2. That's wild. Like I mentioned earlier, the Valley is widow country. I could walk out to my backyard and find 4 or 5 widows right now, and I'm fastidious about keeping them out. I've heard of them getting into shoes, or like getting into an article of clothing if you left it out in a garage or something, but I've never heard of one just crawling into a laundry basket in a house. I'm sure it happens, but that is like lightning strike stuff. That hard, high strength web is completely unmistakable to me. So it must not have been in there long enough to spin a wed. My mom got bit twice over the years from gardening without gloves. I've had some big ones crawl onto me on multipole occasions, but I've never been bit. I effing hate those things.
  3. I live in black widow country, and my understanding is that when people have reactions they're body-wide like really bad cramps or flu-like aches. interesting with the rashes and hives. If you're not allergic, you should be OK. But be careful from now on, as the bites get worse generally if you get them again. BTW, how the hell did you get a widow in your shorts? You leave them on a wood pile or something? You got a pic of the spider? How big was it?
  4. Either have I when i made the correct call. Just pointing it out to the same resident dipshits who lol'd the last times it happened, some.of whom have a weird and unexplainable hatred for 1960s organists.
  5. Still throwing your fit, are you? What did you drive by my house and hear me playing some Charles Mingus or something? #triggered
  6. Lol. You know you've got problems if people likkng Bill Evans, Art Blakey, Charlie Christian and Thelonious Monk makes you throw a little fit at 1 in the morning.
  7. I mean he's right that this law was abused to restrict the first amendment. But that jurisprudence was reversed years and years ago. This case has nothing to do with 1a. So rand is being more of an idiot than he is being unhinged.
  8. I don't think a massive flood and insurance payout would do it at all. What has to happen is those farms that have put trees in places where they never grew trees before a few years ago, and those orchards funded by international capital and hedge funds that are running off groundwater for (relatively) short-term returns, need to fail. Like, not enough water for a year, treed dead, so sad, fail. They've been growing almonds in the valley for generations, through multiple brutal droughts. It can be done on a limited scale. It's possible, but it is not sustainable with the growth we've seen since the early 2000s... really, after '08. It's why you're seeing more pistachios, too. Those trees can live better on saltier water, and I believe they can also hold over better in short water years. Almonds cannot.
  9. Yea, there are a bunch of drawback to drip, most notably lack of slack in the system, less recharging of ground water, and frankly efficiency has ultimately just enabled expansion of crops that probably shouldn't be expanding in parts of the valley. Drip has made farming more efficient, but it hasn't helped overall ag water usage as much as people say it does.
  10. He's such a challenging liaten, but so rewarding. I studied music and was in classical ensembles in college. Listen to a lot of jazz. He is uniquely interesting, frustrating and pays off. Reminds me of Stravinsky in that way you have to listen and think at the same time.
  11. That's cool. I've read he was notoriously contemptuous of his audiences. But maybe less so as he got older. I've been lucky to see a few greats: sonny Rollins, herbie Hancock and Wayne shorter and Mccoy tyner
  12. Now that they don't do flood irrigation anymore, I deeply miss driving through the country on a summer night feeling the temperature drop and the air get a little balmy right when you start driving between flooded orchards.
  13. I've been more and more getting into finding wetland and grassland areas in the valley and visiting in spring and winter. Underrated cool places out there.
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