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Burritos as big as your head

tcr! · Aug 9, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Burritos as big as your head

Meanwhile in nowhere Indiana 🌯🧐

#photos #burritos #meanwhile

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jack · Aug 9, 2018 at 4:13 pm

There was a restaurant in Peoria with that motto.

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Kris · Aug 9, 2018 at 4:37 pm

I think El Famous Burrito in Chicago used that as their motto until they franchised

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 9, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Pancho’s in Iowa City. Which was also home of the 3 lb. burrito. 😎

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 10, 2018 at 12:38 am

I looked it up and it was “Panchero’s” in Iowa City. I swear it had “Home of the Three Pound Burrito!” in the window.

tcr! tcr! · Aug 10, 2018 at 8:40 am

They probably changed their slogan due to the political climate.

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fiatlux423 · Aug 10, 2018 at 9:24 am

Reminds me of living in Champaign-Urbana that one summer.

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Kelly K · Aug 10, 2018 at 4:42 pm

How can you go wrong???

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Mona · Aug 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm

That pretty much sums up the entire state.

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Morning potted plants

tcr! · Aug 9, 2018 at 9:06 am

Morning potted plants

It’s no surprise that when I give plants room to grow and plenty of sunlight, they get bigger than they were before. There’s a life lesson there if anybody needs one.


In other news, here’s my earrings from another era.

Earrings from another era

#photos #advancedsoul

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threecrates threecrates · Aug 9, 2018 at 9:10 am

Ha! I’ve got a little box like that of silly old retired earrings too!

tcr! tcr! · Aug 9, 2018 at 9:16 am

I can’t get rid of them! 😊

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Momma J Momma J · Aug 9, 2018 at 9:45 am

Very interesting collection!

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When I drive up 7th Avenue

tcr! · Aug 8, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Audio (MP3): 20180808 - When I drive up 7th Avenue

White plastic chair

When I drive up 7th Avenue on St. Charles’ east side, headed toward Main Street I see this older guy sitting in his garage. It’s pretty packed in there but he’s got enough room for a lawn chair right up front by the overhead door.

I’ve seen him in the morning, in the afternoon, and in the early evening. Not everyday and not every time but he and his chair are fairly reliable.

Earlier this spring there was about a month when he wasn’t there and I was a little concerned that something had happened. Don’t worry, he showed up on his perch not long after.

He’s always flying solo in his white chair but one time I did see what looked like his daughter and grand kids leaving his house. And there he was, still sitting in the garage, watching them walk to their car.

After I go by I often want to turn around and go back. Stop and talk shop. I want to say that I haven’t had grandparents since I was in my 20s and back then I was too caught up in me to enjoy their company.

I wouldn’t ever really stop though. I’d worry that he would think I was going to take advantage of him or something. He’s kind of a brute, too. From the look of him I would guess that he eats nails and drinks gasoline.

But it’d be kinda cool if we could just hang out. Maybe look at some of his tools. He could tell me stories of when he was in the Navy or something.

He’d probably say I was moron when I tell him my plans to dig an underground bunker in my backyard like I suspicion that dude has on the corner of 7th Street and Prairie Street on the west side.

#meanwhile #diariespodcast

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Wallace · Aug 8, 2018 at 12:27 pm

it’s sad that we don’t approach people more often to hear their story. humans are poor communicators :(

tcr! tcr! · Aug 8, 2018 at 12:37 pm

Maybe if I was out walking and happened to meander by his house and he was also in his chair, then I might go up and say “hi.” Maybe. He might throw his chair at me and tell me to get off his lawn. 😊

tracy · Aug 8, 2018 at 3:54 pm

Just go introduce yourself. I do it all the time. Sometimes they’re cool with it, sometimes they’re not.

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lisa · Aug 8, 2018 at 12:28 pm

He would probably love the company

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SarahBranock · Aug 8, 2018 at 12:38 pm

My daughter and I go past him several times a week on our walks and he is always friendly and says hello. 😉

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CE Parker · Aug 8, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Great post, there are so many branches to where this could lead. He’s obviously got some time so I’d say go ahead it won’t hurt.

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LisaD · Aug 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

I’d say go talk to him. He’d probably like the company. 😊

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Jodi EB · Aug 8, 2018 at 12:53 pm

I miss my Grandpa everyday! There are several nursing & assisted living homes in the area. Go one evening or weekend & ask who needs company!

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Chuck · Aug 8, 2018 at 1:04 pm

Being kind is a gift to give someone elderly.

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donna · Aug 8, 2018 at 1:05 pm

Do it now before there’s an empty chair

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Raes · Aug 8, 2018 at 1:19 pm

I actually saw this man over the weekend. Perched on the chair by the garage. It was hotter than blazes when I drove by. I bet he has some great stories.

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DH · Aug 8, 2018 at 1:20 pm

I’ve walked by and said hello and he’s said hello back - I have often thought that we need the right moment or opportunity to engage people but as time goes by I recognize that sometimes we need to just make things happen. You should go with your intuition…

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Chuck · Aug 8, 2018 at 1:21 pm

A friend of mine wrote a book (for pre-teen) called ‘Catching Crazy’ and the basis of the story was kinda like this. Spoiler alert, the old man dies. Befriend him

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pamela · Aug 8, 2018 at 1:22 pm

😊

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April M · Aug 8, 2018 at 1:32 pm

I say “go for it”! We only have this ONE LIFE to act on our ideas, outreach to others when we feel inspired, and spread joy to others in this world. Just do it…you’ll be happy you did.

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Jenny McClain · Aug 8, 2018 at 1:33 pm

You’re a wonderful writer!

tcr! tcr! · Aug 8, 2018 at 2:17 pm

Thank you!

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pamela · Aug 8, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Very nice

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tcr! tcr! · Aug 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm

I’m kinda surprised that three other people knew the guy I was talking about. Your comments have inspired me to do something. I’ll keep you guys posted if more of this story unfolds.

Lea Jackman · Aug 8, 2018 at 6:56 pm

Write the next chapter! He is friendly. (We live across the street.). His daughter is delightful as well. Life is too short not to act on those thoughts. You’ve got nothing to lose and you both have everything to gain!

Schafroth-Kraut · Aug 9, 2018 at 6:20 am

Stories always unfold. Life is a pick your own adventure book. Pick the right one.

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Theresa Cook · Aug 8, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Great writing! Keep us posted!! I would love to hear where the story goes.

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donna · Aug 8, 2018 at 4:25 pm

He might be your long lost relative!

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donna · Aug 8, 2018 at 4:26 pm

Keep a journal of the ol Man in the white chair

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tcr! tcr! · Aug 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Well, I made a special trip by his house on my way home from work. His garage door was shut so maybe he’s having a nap. 😴 When I’m retired I’m gonna be napping at least twice a day. Plus, it is 80°F outside and with his house facing west it probably gets pretty hot come around 3 o’clock.

But in other news, for those who’ve commented on my writing, I just wanted to put it out there that I do a printed monthly magazine and a fairly regular podcast. If you’re into those kinda things.

Momma J Momma J · Aug 8, 2018 at 11:57 pm

I look forward to the monthly magazine! I find myself tearful and I find myself laughing out loud - I highly recommended - not because I’m his mother but because it’s so good!

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petti · Aug 9, 2018 at 12:40 am

Omg have no regrets go meet him. He may need a friend.
If you don’t want to go by yourself. I will go with you
😉

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Mary F · Aug 9, 2018 at 1:27 am

I live in the area now I want to go see if he is outside one day on my way to work. I love this story please keep us posted.

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Fitzgerald · Aug 9, 2018 at 2:49 am

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tcr! tcr! · Aug 9, 2018 at 7:14 am

Are you grading me here? 😉

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Star Trek is getting Patrick Stewart back

tcr! · Aug 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Patrick Stewart To Star In New ‘Star Trek’ Series As Jean-Luc Picard On CBS All Access

It’s official — Patrick Stewart is returning to the Star Trek franchise. The acclaimed Shakespearean actor is set to headline a new Star Trek series for CBS All Access, reprising his iconic Next Generation character, Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The project, which has been rumored since the June announcement of a Star Trek universe expansion with new series, was just unveiled by Stewart himself in a surprise appearance at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention (watch the video above).

This is pretty exciting and I’m glad that it’s not a reboot. Shows need to be moving forward and not retreading familiar territory. Could you imagine if Picard went to the same planets and told the same stories? No, because he wouldn’t. He’s out, pulling down his shirt, ordering tea, exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations. New, new, new.

What’s not exciting is the CBS All Access bullshit. After calculating the subscription plan I’d be paying $100 for one season of Star Trek. Fuck those guys. It’d be cheaper to just buy it on DVD.

#tv #startrek

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Aug 6th, 2018 at 10:08:20 pm

tcr! · Aug 6, 2018 at 10:08 pm

Moonflower Aug 6 - 1 Moonflower Aug 6 - 2 Moonflower Aug 6 - 3

Today’s moonflower. They’re blooming everyday now through August if memory serves.

#photos #moonflowers

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Laurie · Aug 6, 2018 at 10:28 pm

Perennial?

tcr! tcr! · Aug 6, 2018 at 10:47 pm

Yep! But they’re not to be toyed with .. 😈 .. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura

Laurie · Aug 6, 2018 at 10:48 pm

thanks!

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Sammons · Aug 6, 2018 at 11:39 pm

Butch and I had those! They are so pretty!

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Who Made Who by AC/DC

tcr! · Aug 6, 2018 at 11:43 am

Peeps, for whatever reason I needed to listen to the Who Made Who disc this morning. So with that said here’s your kick-you-around-the-world Monday jam.

The title track rhythm guitar and bouncing baseline soothes my soul just like it did back in the late 80s. And then the lead comes in about 40 seconds to frenzy up the song just a little. It’s really hard for me to sit still when this song comes on.

“Ain’t nobody told you” — that one lines sums up the bigger picture of me missing the manual. For life.

#musicvideos #acdc

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tcr! tcr! · Aug 6, 2018 at 11:49 am

Also, check out this dude playing the rhythm guitar parts for D.T. and Sink the Pink from the same disc. I doubt if you can find better riffs in anything that’s been out since.

I love that bar chords are just part of the riffs, they don’t make up the riffs.

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Baby moonflower

tcr! · Aug 5, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Yellow baby moonflower

She’s yellow because she’s just a baby. She’s blurry because the fucking breeze wouldn’t quit blowing.

💛 #photos #moonflowers

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When I be my best self

tcr! · Aug 5, 2018 at 1:40 pm

Audio (MP3): 20180805 - When I be my best self

diaries for July 2018 spread

I’ve been working on my magazine pretty much since I got up, trying to get the July issue all done and off to the printer. Sometimes the pages and layouts just spill onto my screen effortlessly. It’ll sound kinda corny but when I do my best creative work it feels like the cosmos is directing me. That whatever I’m doing just comes out all on it’s own.

Same goes with writing or whatever, too. They’re not my words, they come from somewhere else. It’s like being funny. Everybody knows that we’re not funny when we’re trying to be.

So if I force shit, it just never works. I end up frustrated and hating it. I need to let go and let the cosmic river take me where it sees fit.

Anyways, I’d earmarked today to get this latest issue finished. I was plenty social yesterday and Maggie’s with her mom and I got nothing else going on. I just wanted to be alone and channel my expressive side. Plus, I needed to make things a priority now and then or I won’t get them done. And I had early 80s music on and everything. The B-52s.

But the last 4-5 pages weren’t coming together. I was pushing crap around, rearranging content, deleting shit. Forcing my artistic hand and nothing was working.

And then a thought came to me that wasn’t my own. Because I’m selfish and my best ideas are never mine.

I messaged Sara:

I don’t know if Hope is still with you or what your plans are until this evening, but if you wanted to hangout for an hour or two or whatever my magazine stuff can always wait.

We set up plans for a couple of hours later and then, because I got out of me and what I wanted, put someone else before all that, the stars aligned and everything fell into place. Those last pages of the magazine came together with little effort and little time. The universe spirit moved my hands to paint for me.

Okay, that was definitely corny but it’s true. When I be my best self, the best things happen to me. My magazine is more or less done and I get to see a beautiful girl.

And then Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran came on and life was complete.

#diariesmagazine #advancedsoul #diariespodcast

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sadiebug92 · Aug 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Beautifully written. Love the honesty. ❤️

tcr! tcr! · Aug 5, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Thank you!!

sadiebug92 · Aug 5, 2018 at 5:12 pm

You’re welcome :)

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Momma J Momma J · Aug 5, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Sometimes just need to take a little pressure off the creativity part of us which of course is what you did. You might consider dropping in your magazine from monthly to bi-monthly?

tcr! tcr! · Aug 5, 2018 at 8:54 pm

I’ve thought about it but months are easy to keep track of 😊

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sara sara · Aug 5, 2018 at 8:56 pm

No, we ate tacos and THEN life was complete. 💃

Momma J Momma J · Aug 5, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Love it!

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155 Boulder Hill Pass

tcr! · Aug 4, 2018 at 5:35 pm

155 Boulder Hill Pass

Peeps, I’m going to be speaking about recovery stuff tonight at this place at 7pm.

If you got nothing going on, you should come!

#lettherebehope

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threecrates threecrates · Aug 4, 2018 at 6:05 pm

Hey! That’s right by my work! Too bad I’m out of town. Best wishes pal!

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Momma J Momma J · Aug 5, 2018 at 7:56 am

Did someone record it? I hope so because I would love to hear it!

tcr! tcr! · Aug 5, 2018 at 10:44 am

You’ll just have to come sometime 😉

Momma J Momma J · Aug 5, 2018 at 6:10 pm

Let me know the next time you’re scheduled to speak!

tcr! tcr! · Aug 5, 2018 at 8:54 pm

Will do!

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Sara and I at the district picnic

tcr! · Aug 4, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Sara and I at the district picnic

Picnic with this beautiful girl and all my awesome friends.

❤️ #photos #sara

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threecrates threecrates · Aug 4, 2018 at 3:01 pm

Thanks for a great time, was awesome to see you all! 💙

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Richard · Aug 4, 2018 at 5:53 pm

Yes. Yes and yes.

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Kelly K · Aug 4, 2018 at 6:09 pm

Some of your friends weren’t there 😢

Brenda · Aug 4, 2018 at 6:29 pm

Or do we just THINK we are their friends….hmmmmm

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JJ · Aug 4, 2018 at 7:26 pm

Thank you both so much… you guys rock! 🤠

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fiatlux423 · Aug 5, 2018 at 10:26 am

Hello My Name is Awesome. I guess we have to call you that now instead of Trevor… Well played.

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Mary · Aug 5, 2018 at 9:36 pm

Makes me smile!

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