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Another chipmunk caught

tcr! · Jun 12, 2018 at 7:11 am

Another chipmunk caught

It’s all fun and games unless you have to catch a chipmunk in the morning and then you have to catch another at bedtime. That makes two in one day.

#photos #chipmunks

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Karly · Jun 12, 2018 at 7:25 am

Need to borrow some traps? We trap them from under our front stoop and then release them in the woods.

Karly · Jun 12, 2018 at 7:26 am

I say traps plural, but I’m not sure of we have 1 or 2.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 10:32 am

I think the only way I’d permanently get rid of them is to stop feeding the birds in my yard

Karly · Jun 13, 2018 at 10:40 am

How exactly are they getting in?

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 11:06 am

Four years ago I build an outdoor cage for them that sits on top of a basement window well. The chipmunks (because they’re morons) get into the cage and then they’re fucked. Which means I’m fucked. https://tcrbang.com/a/the_cat_pen_almost_got_finished_in_a_weekend/

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asquared01 · Jun 12, 2018 at 7:53 am

Are they in your house?

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 10:33 am

Yep, the cats bring them in through the basement window

asquared01 · Jun 13, 2018 at 11:55 am

I want one!!!!

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 12:21 pm

You can have all of my chipmunks you want :)

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Lisette · Jun 12, 2018 at 8:11 am

You need to put out a sign on your lawn…all of Gods critters not welcome inside

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sara sara · Jun 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

They look much cuter running around your yard.

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luckyeyeink · Jun 12, 2018 at 9:58 am

A few more and you can start a band

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Sammons · Jun 12, 2018 at 1:57 pm

They like you!!

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 13, 2018 at 10:48 am

Stella has kind of mercenary attitude about it but she’ll be happy to help out. Guaranteed results.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm

You should come visit, let Stella co-pilot.

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elaineorr · Jun 13, 2018 at 11:37 am

I’ve had them. I laid a trail of sunflower seeds to the door. That got one out. The other stole the seeds and I found a pile of them behind boxes in the basement when we moved. Bought live traps. Didn’t work. Moral: don’t let the cats bring in their friends. As if.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm

Yep, I’m really close to closing the cat window for good.

elaineorr · Jun 13, 2018 at 1:29 pm

I actually used the idea of pets bringing in chipmunks in a book, so there’s that.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 2:02 pm

That’s awesome! Which book?

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 16, 2018 at 7:46 am

She thinks it was “Rekindling Motives”. Jolie Gentil series.
A real cat named Daisy was the inspiration for this. Daisy brought the chipmonks in alive and played with ‘em until we got ‘em out or Daisy killed ‘em.

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domo vitek · Jun 13, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Have you tried a serious sit down with your cats explaining your expectations? They are not allowed throw parties with their friends without prior consent. Be firm. I know it’s hard…

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Ryan Waters · Jun 15, 2018 at 11:25 pm

I think they are adorable! How are they getting in?

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At 4:54 am this morning I was wide awake

tcr! · Jun 12, 2018 at 6:40 am

At 4:54 am this morning I was wide awake. 🙄

I woke up from one of those dreams that wake me because the story turned sour.

I was walking in an industrial area early in the morning. The sky was gray, the air foggy and misty. I was shuffling to meet back up with a group of friends that were having a get-together of some kind.

A car pulled up and an early 20 something boy got out. And then his girlfriend got out. As they were walking toward me a couple more 20 somethings appeared and drew closer, like wary insects knowing they’re about ready to feed.

I said to the first guy, “do you want the cash in my wallet” and he nodded. The dream fast-forwarded as they often do, and then I was laying on the ground. The latter three held my arms and legs while the first laid on his stomach beside me. Going through my wallet, tossing business cards and whatever aside.

Then he took my car keys and started taking the keys off, one by one. He motioned that I could keep my truck key and then laid the others in another pile on my chest, like he was going to keep them.

Then I said to him, “now you’re just fucking me.”

And then I woke up because I was done with all of that.

#dreams

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A frantic game of animal tag

tcr! · Jun 11, 2018 at 8:08 am

Audio (MP3): 20180611 - A frantic game of animal tag

On this morning, the 11th of June I was greeted with a squeaky chipmunk in the basement just as I sat down with my first cup of coffee. It filled my heart with joy as the two H-Ks (hunter killers) and a lone chipmunk played a frantic game of animal tag.

A frenzied game of hide and seek if you will. Where if you lose needly claws hooked to hair trigger tendons pulled by honed muscles will rip into your hide and not too often let go. You’ll be lucky and kiss your mother if you narrowly escape with only a minor puncture wound.

Ah yes, the screams of blood filled, animal murder first thing in the morning.

And then as I’m putting the basement things back in order after I’ve caught and released the chipmunk, I hear Pearl in her litter box taking a shit. All the excitement and exercise must’ve got her bowels working.

💩 #cats #chipmunks #diariespodcast

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Purple lavender blooming

tcr! · Jun 10, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Purple lavender blooming

Peeps, it might be gray outside but it’s also purple I you look in the right places. And bump up your photo’s saturation! 😉

#photos #flowers

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Cowan · Jun 10, 2018 at 6:08 pm

Happy Birthday! Sorry I am late….any chili left?

tcr! tcr! · Jun 11, 2018 at 9:02 am

All gone now :)

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Momma J Momma J · Jun 10, 2018 at 6:55 pm

You have to look for it in the right places

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Vox Celeste

tcr! · Jun 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

Vox Celeste organ

Sara and I saw this organ at Ghoulish Mortals in St. Charles. I would happily trade my organ in for this guy, dust and all.

More on the Vox Celeste setting →

#photos #organs

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UPRR Signal Dept lock

tcr! · Jun 9, 2018 at 7:33 pm

UPRR Signal Dept lock

I would like to work for the UPRR Signal Department just so I could manage the padlocks.

#photos #locks

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Birthday Party 2018

tcr! · Jun 9, 2018 at 9:56 am

Birthday Party 2018 sign Birthday Party 2018 peeps

I didn’t take nearly as many photos as I did for the Tater-tot Mixer but we still had 20+ people. Thanks to everybody for coming and the cards and the gifts!

And we only ate about a gallon of chili. Still not sure what to do with the other four gallons. 🤔

💝 #photos #xlvi

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Claudio · Jun 10, 2018 at 10:16 am

Thank you for having us

tcr! tcr! · Jun 10, 2018 at 10:32 am

You are most welcome!!

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Mannia · Jun 10, 2018 at 11:15 am

Freeze the chili in individual serving size containers and you have a meal always ready to go.

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tism tism · Jun 10, 2018 at 11:37 am

Glad you and yours had a great time. 👍👍

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Kelly K · Jun 10, 2018 at 3:55 pm

Yes, thank you for another great fiesta & letting us celebrate you!

tcr! tcr! · Jun 10, 2018 at 4:26 pm

Thanks for coming, Kelly! It wouldn’t be the same without you.

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marney0160 marney0160 · Jun 11, 2018 at 9:23 am

Thanks Travis! I had a great time

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Jun 8th, 2018 at 3:32:02 pm

tcr! · Jun 8, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Don’t worry cats. I don’t have enough to do so I’ll go ahead and clean up your fucking puke.

#cats #xlvi

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5 gallons of chili

tcr! · Jun 8, 2018 at 11:26 am

5 gallons of chili

Hope you like the chili, peeps. The recipe came from an old hermit crab name of Chester Legume. He lived in the foothills of Arizona and was known to bite the tail off a rattlesnake if it so much as looked at him cross-eyed.

This is a 5 gallon pot so come hungry. 🍽

#photos #chili #xlvi

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Karly · Jun 8, 2018 at 10:04 pm

Thanks for the invite and the chili was good!

tcr! tcr! · Jun 10, 2018 at 9:53 am

You are most welcome! Glad you guys could come!!

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Peace out, Anthony Bourdain

tcr! · Jun 8, 2018 at 8:29 am

CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

New York (CNN) — Anthony Bourdain, the chef and gifted storyteller who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61.

CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.

Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unknown.” His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.

Holy shit, dude! 😳

I was really surprised when I saw the headline but then after it soaked in for a bit I wasn’t. He was a poetic rockstar, traveling the world, writing his craft, rocking the foodies. Digging up the real story on the people.

Seemed to me after listening to how he spoke on certain topics that he missed that checked-out, junkie lifestyle.

#rip #anthonybourdain

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