FFTD: Chrysanthemum

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Love the ‘Mums. ~Vic

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63 thoughts on “FFTD: Chrysanthemum

    Tippy Gnu said:
    September 26, 2020 at 8:08 AM

    These flowers must be the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 26, 2020 at 3:34 PM

      Well…🤔…unless someone is cultivating them off season in a greenhouse, they don’t bloom in May. I’m not totally sure you can force them to bloom past their natural rhythm. They are an Autumn species (can’t speak to other species in other parts of the world). I’ve put them in the ground and in stone pots. Mine have never bloomed in the Spring. They remain dormant, sometimes, leaf-less.

      I totally agree with your sentiment, nonetheless.

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        Tippy Gnu said:
        September 26, 2020 at 3:42 PM

        Right, because they are “mums.” So maybe in the fall you can give them to someone who’s blackmailing you, as a way of asking them to keep quiet.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 26, 2020 at 4:15 PM

          Now, THIS, I get. 😆

          And, shut up. I’m slow. I’ll get there.

          Damn. You should come with a warning label.

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            Tippy Gnu said:
            September 26, 2020 at 4:57 PM

            You’re catching on. I think your right brain is starting to wake up.

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              The Hinoeuma responded:
              September 26, 2020 at 6:41 PM

              *yawn*

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                Tippy Gnu said:
                September 26, 2020 at 9:07 PM

                The right brain does require a lot of naps, between activities.

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                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  September 27, 2020 at 2:01 AM

                  Mine naps thru said activities. *snore*

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                    Tippy Gnu said:
                    September 27, 2020 at 9:41 AM

                    I can tell this is going to be a challenge.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      September 27, 2020 at 1:35 PM

                      Have mercy on the handicapped.

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                      Tippy Gnu said:
                      September 27, 2020 at 2:21 PM

                      Sorry, but I haven’t seen your blue placard.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      September 27, 2020 at 2:56 PM

                      I don’t think they issue placards for the mentally handicapped. LOL! Or, at least, I’ve never seen one hanging on a rear-view mirror…yet. I worked for my state’s DMV (twice…I’m a glutton for punishment) and “brain-challenged” placards didn’t exist. In today’s climate, they may have recently created them, though.

                      Does the stamp on the bottom of “my left foot”, that says “For Entertainment Purposes Only”, suffice?

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                      Tippy Gnu said:
                      September 27, 2020 at 3:07 PM

                      That sounds like a tough job, working for the DMV. I’ll bet you took some abuse at times from irate customers. On the other hand, it seems to me like it might have its perqs. Like when someone buys a car of questionable origin, I’ve heard that it’s nice to have a friend who works at the DMV.

                      If you had, “For Entertainment Purposes Only,” tattooed on the bottom of your foot, I’d be impressed. Post a picture.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      September 27, 2020 at 3:56 PM

                      The first go ’round was in the law enforcement branch. That’s how I met my Ken…some 28 years ago. That was a neat job most of the time, though the way I got the job is a bizarre story….1992-2001. My office was in a Trooper station (even though DOT owned it). The second go ’round…IDK WTF I was thinking. I went with the drivers license branch (our DMV has three branches and comes under the state’s DOT)…2014-2016. I got in quick, that time, as my interview was done by a former DMV Enforcement officer that had become a drivers license supervisor in the intervening years. We already knew each other. The “job” wasn’t bad at all. From 2001 to 2014, DMV’s politics and management had gotten SO much worse. I thought the corruption was bad back in the late 90s. Oh, no… The difference was, back then, I took their shit. In my late 40s, shorter patience.

                      I did a few posts on it:
                      https://cosmic-observation.com/2019/05/15/potd-examiner-encounters/
                      https://cosmic-observation.com/2019/05/19/potd-examiner-encounters-2-0/
                      https://cosmic-observation.com/2019/09/29/potd-examiner-encounters-3-0/

                      Working for Enforcement had more perks than DL. I used to sell inspection stickers to different stations. I made a lot of friends, didn’t have any trouble having my cars taken care of and I still have my badge keychain to this day. Ken retired from DMV Enforcement, though he had been a previous deputy and city cop…30+ years, total. It was fascinating to watch one of my Inspectors raise a VIN with acid. I participated in many stolen car investigations, one of which was so big that the FBI got involved.

                      LOL! No tattoos. Just joking. I hate needles.

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                      Tippy Gnu said:
                      September 27, 2020 at 4:05 PM

                      What government job doesn’t come with politics and a measure of corruption? I was a letter carrier for the USPS, and believe me, that’s one messed up bureaucracy.

                      I love the pole dancer. Great pic. And refreshing that you took a picture, rather than get all offended by it.

                      Seeing a VIN raised with acid must have been some sight. I guess crime really doesn’t pay. At least not in that instance.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      September 27, 2020 at 6:01 PM

                      There seemed to be less governmental insanity back in the 90s but, that well could’ve been my age then and my young perspective. I’ve got some stories, tho.

                      So, you’re a former postman. I’ve heard stories. How long did you last?

                      I am not easily offended but, I do have short patience with bullshit. The pole dancer made me giggle nearly hysterically.

                      It was a process. The VIN stamping method prevents permanent grinding. IDK how that works but, acid will raise them. Plus, some manufacturers, now, put the VIN in places thieves wouldn’t think to look (esp. with high-dollar vehicles). The same doesn’t work with weapons. Serial numbers removed from guns can’t be recovered and some industrious criminals can, and have, removed the rifling.

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                      Tippy Gnu said:
                      September 27, 2020 at 7:14 PM

                      Yep, I delivered mail for over 23 years. It was a lot of fun, except for the part where I had to deal with management. So I became a union steward. That made the job more challenging, but also very rewarding when I won grievances.

                      I guess it’s not a good idea to steal cars. Guns, no problem, cars, bad.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      September 27, 2020 at 8:35 PM

                      Wow. Twenty-three years. The longest I’ve lasted in one job was nine years, not that I actually wanted to leave that job…or others. I jumped jobs a lot when I was in my 20s, looking for better pay (remember those days?). Then, I started moving around with my ex-Marine. I’ve done nothing but struggle to find steady work since 2011. If DMV had left me alone and paid me properly, I’d still be there (either time). Well, not NOW. IDK how they are functioning, now. A buddy of mine works at a CDL lot and she never stopped working. The regular offices? Who knows.

                      It’s always “management” that “manage” themselves, and others, right off a cliff. I’m a big “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

                      Guns are easy to pawn. Cars, not so much.

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                      Tippy Gnu said:
                      September 27, 2020 at 8:44 PM

                      I think we have a bunch of laid-off DMV employees in our state, so it could be similar in NC.

                      One of management’s biggest protections, when I was a steward, was that they had a right to mismanage. And they did.

                      Do you have a bullet shortage in NC? We do here in CA. I guess you have to order them, and it takes months.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      September 28, 2020 at 2:46 AM

                      At this point, there are laid-off employees everywhere, government or private sector. And, we have an insane governor who’s gonna ride our economy into the ditch with “safety’ proclamations.

                      You know, I don’t think the USPS has a corner on the market of mismanagement. It has become a universal battle cry.

                      As far as I know, the bullet shortage is nationwide. We have a guy in town, that Ken used to work with, that was having trouble getting ammo before the corona beer bug hysteria. He is a business owner (several) with an FFL. Shortages were showing up over 18 months ago.

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                      Tippy Gnu said:
                      September 28, 2020 at 8:39 AM

                      Yeah, your gov is a Dem, too. Too bad.

                      I agree, there’s a lot of mismanagement everywhere. Seems the bigger the bureaucracy, the more bloated and less efficient it becomes.

                      That’s interesting about the ammo shortage. Leaves me wondering who’s driving the demand or cutting off the supply.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      September 28, 2020 at 11:04 PM

                      Hopefully, we will toss his sorry ass out.

                      And, bureaucracies always have someone sitting on top of it. Shit rolls down hill.

                      It’s a combination of HUGE demand (heard the word “Boogaloo?”) and certain states making it harder for consumers to purchase. Ammo manufacturers may be hamstrung in production…maybe. I’m not sure about that. Many have pulled up stakes to move to states that are 2nd Amendment friendly.

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                      Tippy Gnu said:
                      September 28, 2020 at 11:46 PM

                      You’ll probably have better luck tossing your governor out, than we will ours. We’re commies out here on the left coast, and Gavin has never been more popular than after he locked us down and shut down the economy.

                      I think you’re probably right on target, concerning the cause of the ammo shortage.

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            joyroses13 said:
            September 26, 2020 at 6:18 PM

            LOL!!

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          joyroses13 said:
          September 26, 2020 at 6:19 PM

          “Blackmail…” Something you are very familiar with aren’t you!!

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 26, 2020 at 3:34 PM

      Wait. Are you joking and I missed it again?

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        Tippy Gnu said:
        September 26, 2020 at 3:42 PM

        Oh, so you missed that rocketship going over your head?

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 26, 2020 at 4:13 PM

          FACEPALM

          SIGH

          Yeah. I’m an easy target, I see. My perpetual left-brained analyzation of everything in existence is quite the handicap. Yes, I was in mechanical drafting and computer programming in HS. I struggle with poetry and the subtle.

          And…bite me, smartass. 😉😎😆

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            Tippy Gnu said:
            September 26, 2020 at 4:56 PM

            Hmm, I think your right brain needs some exercising. I can help with that.

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              The Hinoeuma responded:
              September 26, 2020 at 6:40 PM

              In the TQG “dad” voice:
              “Drop and give me 20 push-ups!”

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                Tippy Gnu said:
                September 26, 2020 at 8:02 PM

                As a duck, I might actually request wing flaps and swan dives.

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                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  September 27, 2020 at 2:00 AM

                  Hm. I have no wings and I can’t dive worth a shit.

                  In my younger years, I could do a pretty good duck walk. At 54, forget it. I might get down but, getting back up would be a chore. Really bad knees…

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                    Tippy Gnu said:
                    September 27, 2020 at 9:41 AM

                    I forgot about the duck walk. Okay, I will grant an exemption for anyone over the age of 50.

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    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    September 26, 2020 at 8:38 AM

    Stunningly x

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    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    September 26, 2020 at 8:39 AM

    Too quick to hit return, should have said stunningly beautiful this grey Yorkshire day.

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    Dayphoto said:
    September 26, 2020 at 12:10 PM

    Lovely! OUR color—LAVENDER!!

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    JT Twissel said:
    September 26, 2020 at 3:44 PM

    Sweet little flowers for sure.

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    joyroses13 said:
    September 26, 2020 at 6:19 PM

    Lovely flowers! 🙂

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 26, 2020 at 6:50 PM

      They are gorgeous. I have three in my yard, now. I couldn’t find any lavender ones this year. I got yellow, white-yellow and red.

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    KenshoHomestead said:
    September 26, 2020 at 7:05 PM

    Exquisite! Yet still one of the instances painting might capture even more than the photograph.

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    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    September 28, 2020 at 10:30 PM

    Gilligan’s Island is what it reminds me of… a dream sequence that Ginger has a poison Chrysanthemum… how is that for going off the track? Everytime I hear that word that is what I think of.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 28, 2020 at 11:08 PM

      I never would have guessed that. I wasn’t a big Gilligan fan so, I wouldn’t remember that episode. I grew up watching what my dad watched…Sci-Fi, cops, weird stuff… I did manage to catch Sesame Street, Electric Company, Scooby Doo and Doctor Who.

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        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        September 28, 2020 at 11:10 PM

        I watched all you mentioned. Gilligan’s Island came on at 3:30 every day when I got off the bus. I loved the show…and then in 77 or so they finally made a few tv movies where they get off that damn island.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 28, 2020 at 11:53 PM

          Yeah. Didn’t see those. I will say that Russell Johnson was good looking.

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            badfinger20 (Max) said:
            September 28, 2020 at 11:54 PM

            And I will say Dawn Wells was outstanding! I loved shaking her hand…she was just as pretty in person

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