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Old 06-01-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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I like TJ's and Whole Foods, elitist be they may, I was thinking in terms of the Common Good - a specific "good" that is shared and beneficial for all or most members of a given community.

I sometimes muse about having been the mayor of CC for one term. It would sure be nice to see one of those old time CC mayors like Roy Miller who could make the city work for the people. Just one understanding kind person to do their duty for the simple good of all.

Btw, you do know I once lived on the plaza in Old Mesilla?

Wow, Rust, you have led an interesting and wandering life!

I didn't know Trader Joe's was elitist. I found some great bargains there before. I like how they decorate, too.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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Wow, Rust, you have led an interesting and wandering life!

I didn't know Trader Joe's was elitist. I found some great bargains there before. I like how they decorate, too.
There is a general perception, promulgated by some and adopted by others, that TJ's & Whole Foods are elitist. I'll cut-to-the-chase, fragrant, juicy plums are delightful, I want a plum that taste like a plum and not some mealy cardboard mush. Whole Foods Market Seeduction bread and Philadelphia sticky buns, among other things, make me happy! Who says you can't buy happiness?

A sorta' semi-friend chides me about Whole Paycheck. He is also a gun addict, happiness to him is a "warm gun" - he's all excited about the new "open carry" law in Texas. I'm practicing my scathing glance and withering look, which some say I've already mastered After watching the Dowager Countess of Grantham - I thought I might improve it a bit.

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Old 06-02-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, USVI - Seattle, WA - Gulf Coast, TX
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There is a general perception, promulgated by some and adopted by others, that TJ's & Whole Foods are elitist. I'll cut-to-the-chase, fragrant, juicy plums are delightful, I want a plum that taste like a plum and not some mealy cardboard mush. Whole Foods Market Seeduction bread and Philadelphia sticky buns, among other things, make me happy! Who says you can't buy happiness?

A sorta' semi-friend chides me about Whole Paycheck. He is also a gun addict, happiness to him is a "warm gun" - he's all excited about the new "open carry" law in Texas. I'm practicing my scathing glance and withering look, which some say I've already mastered After watching the Dowager Countess of Grantham - I thought I might improve it a bit.

Eyebrows raised as big stores cash in on Downton Abbey merchandise | Blackmore Vale Magazine

Rust
I just love everything about this post. That is all.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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I just love everything about this post. That is all.
That's quite enough.

Thank you.

Rust
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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[quote=seasick;39847867]Wow, Rust, you have led an interesting and wandering life!


Seasick, does anyone set out to someday post on C-D, "Should I lead a boring and unremarkable life?"

It might be, people let boring lives lead them.

One thing bothered me reading your post last night. I was never a nomad. gypsy. wanderer or vagabond.
Maybe ahead of my time, Rust evolved a new subspecies of the genre "Nomad" to which the name ''Location independent professional'' might usefully be given.


All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;

__The Riddle of Strider

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don’t much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"--so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you’re sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6)

(The above quote is often mistakenly referred to as: "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." But this line is not in the Alice in Wonderland books.)

Being highly focused and deliberate I knew where I was going. I obligingly confess to some wandering and diablerie, once I got there

Rust
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