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I lost my girl friend and I'm crying.
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bill bowden
2018-01-12 00:58:08 UTC
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I have tears on my table when I found out my favorite waitress wasn't coming back to the Asian restaurant anywmore and serve me WonTon soup again. The manager saw my distress and said she would forward a letter to her. I'm writing the letter in long hand so the manager can take a picture of it and send it as a text message. She is so pretty with her pretty brown eyes and snow white teeth and big grin when she served me WonTon soup. One time after serving my soup she was walking backwards and grinning at me all the way. She is so pretty. I'll miss her. I've been drunk for 4 days and it's time to go buy another fifth of Kessler. Talk to you later. My tears are pouring on the floor. But I did some thinking and realized there are thousands of single girls in the world who might like a relationship and all I need is one. So, my chances are good, all I have to do is start looking around, join a club, or meet some homeless girl on the street. I don't want to die alone.
d***@gmail.com
2018-01-12 01:13:58 UTC
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If I were you, I would start eating at a Hungarian restaurant. Gulyás is good. So is gypsy music. So is the beer. Life is good in a Hungarian restaurant. ☺

Eugene FitzAubrey
islander
2018-01-12 15:10:11 UTC
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Post by bill bowden
I have tears on my table when I found out my favorite waitress wasn't coming back to the Asian restaurant anywmore and serve me WonTon soup again. The manager saw my distress and said she would forward a letter to her. I'm writing the letter in long hand so the manager can take a picture of it and send it as a text message. She is so pretty with her pretty brown eyes and snow white teeth and big grin when she served me WonTon soup. One time after serving my soup she was walking backwards and grinning at me all the way. She is so pretty. I'll miss her. I've been drunk for 4 days and it's time to go buy another fifth of Kessler. Talk to you later. My tears are pouring on the floor. But I did some thinking and realized there are thousands of single girls in the world who might like a relationship and all I need is one. So, my chances are good, all I have to do is start looking around, join a club, or meet some homeless girl on the street. I don't want to die alone.
That is sad. Sorry that she is gone, but I think that you are on the
right path to recovery. Join clubs that are of interest to you and you
are more likely to find women who share your interests. See if there
are organizations that volunteer their skills. I was reading the other
day about a club that fixes minor appliances for people. Good
fellowship and a chance to meet a lot of people. Your skills in
electronics would be appreciated. Is there a local senior center? They
often have lots of activities that might be fun where you can meet
people, probably not young girls, but mature women are a lot more stable
and experienced.
rumpelstiltskin
2018-01-12 18:04:09 UTC
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Post by bill bowden
I have tears on my table when I found out my favorite waitress wasn't coming back to the Asian restaurant anywmore and serve me WonTon soup again. The manager saw my distress and said she would forward a letter to her. I'm writing the letter in long hand so the manager can take a picture of it and send it as a text message. She is so pretty with her pretty brown eyes and snow white teeth and big grin when she served me WonTon soup. One time after serving my soup she was walking backwards and grinning at me all the way. She is so pretty. I'll miss her. I've been drunk for 4 days and it's time to go buy another fifth of Kessler. Talk to you later. My tears are pouring on the floor. But I did some thinking and realized there are thousands of single girls in the world who might like a relationship and all I need is one. So, my chances are good, all I have to do is start looking around, join a club, or meet some homeless girl on the street. I don't want to die alone.
That is sad. Sorry that she is gone, but I think that you are on the
right path to recovery. Join clubs that are of interest to you and you
are more likely to find women who share your interests. See if there
are organizations that volunteer their skills. I was reading the other
day about a club that fixes minor appliances for people. Good
fellowship and a chance to meet a lot of people. Your skills in
electronics would be appreciated. Is there a local senior center? They
often have lots of activities that might be fun where you can meet
people, probably not young girls, but mature women are a lot more stable
and experienced.
I think there are club people and non-club-people.
I'm decidedly a non-club person. I have just a
couple of friends, a few people I converse with
when I run into them, and I can be pretty garrulous
with one-time strangers sometimes. The idea of
being in a whole group of people with whom I have
little in common appalls me. I'd almost rather be
trying to hide from a giant hungry bat. I don't relate
very well to most people except on a very casual
level, and often not even that much. I agree with
Fran Lebowitz that the best thing about being alone
is that one is always in the best possible company,
except that I really like being around my son for
days or weeks on end. He has some annoying
habits, but I give as good as I get, or more, in that
wise. Cats and dogs are always welcome of
course. Those two species don't usually mix well
with each other, but they both like humans, and
the fact they don't talk too much is a big plus.
islander
2018-01-13 01:08:09 UTC
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I have tears on my table when I found out my favorite waitress wasn't coming back to the Asian restaurant anywmore and serve me WonTon soup again. The manager saw my distress and said she would forward a letter to her. I'm writing the letter in long hand so the manager can take a picture of it and send it as a text message. She is so pretty with her pretty brown eyes and snow white teeth and big grin when she served me WonTon soup. One time after serving my soup she was walking backwards and grinning at me all the way. She is so pretty. I'll miss her. I've been drunk for 4 days and it's time to go buy another fifth of Kessler. Talk to you later. My tears are pouring on the floor. But I did some thinking and realized there are thousands of single girls in the world who might like a relationship and all I need is one. So, my chances are good, all I have to do is start looking around, join a club, or meet some homeless girl on the street. I don't want to die alone.
That is sad. Sorry that she is gone, but I think that you are on the
right path to recovery. Join clubs that are of interest to you and you
are more likely to find women who share your interests. See if there
are organizations that volunteer their skills. I was reading the other
day about a club that fixes minor appliances for people. Good
fellowship and a chance to meet a lot of people. Your skills in
electronics would be appreciated. Is there a local senior center? They
often have lots of activities that might be fun where you can meet
people, probably not young girls, but mature women are a lot more stable
and experienced.
I think there are club people and non-club-people.
I'm decidedly a non-club person. I have just a
couple of friends, a few people I converse with
when I run into them, and I can be pretty garrulous
with one-time strangers sometimes. The idea of
being in a whole group of people with whom I have
little in common appalls me. I'd almost rather be
trying to hide from a giant hungry bat. I don't relate
very well to most people except on a very casual
level, and often not even that much. I agree with
Fran Lebowitz that the best thing about being alone
is that one is always in the best possible company,
except that I really like being around my son for
days or weeks on end. He has some annoying
habits, but I give as good as I get, or more, in that
wise. Cats and dogs are always welcome of
course. Those two species don't usually mix well
with each other, but they both like humans, and
the fact they don't talk too much is a big plus.
I think that Bill is lonely. It can be debilitating for some people to
be alone and for them a network of friends that they can rely on is
valuable. In fact, there are studies that show that the lifespan and
quality of life for seniors who are taken out of their support network
is diminished. But, it takes work to maintain a circle of friends who
one can depend upon when you need them. You have Rook and others have
family to fill the void. I get the impression that Bill is very much
alone. That makes him especially vulnerable to people who exploit
seniors. I am alarmed by his comment that he might befriend some
homeless girl. That is a disaster that is likely to make his life more
difficult. I know of a case where an elderly man struck up a friendship
with a young woman at a restaurant that caters to older people. She
stole a lot of what he had before a relative hired a private detective
to investigate. Turns out that she was married and was out to drain him
of whatever resources he had. Really a sad story.
rumpelstiltskin
2018-01-13 02:23:54 UTC
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I have tears on my table when I found out my favorite waitress wasn't coming back to the Asian restaurant anywmore and serve me WonTon soup again. The manager saw my distress and said she would forward a letter to her. I'm writing the letter in long hand so the manager can take a picture of it and send it as a text message. She is so pretty with her pretty brown eyes and snow white teeth and big grin when she served me WonTon soup. One time after serving my soup she was walking backwards and grinning at me all the way. She is so pretty. I'll miss her. I've been drunk for 4 days and it's time to go buy another fifth of Kessler. Talk to you later. My tears are pouring on the floor. But I did some thinking and realized there are thousands of single girls in the world who might like a relationship and all I need is one. So, my chances are good, all I have to do is start looking around, join a club, or meet some homeless girl on the street. I don't want to die alone.
That is sad. Sorry that she is gone, but I think that you are on the
right path to recovery. Join clubs that are of interest to you and you
are more likely to find women who share your interests. See if there
are organizations that volunteer their skills. I was reading the other
day about a club that fixes minor appliances for people. Good
fellowship and a chance to meet a lot of people. Your skills in
electronics would be appreciated. Is there a local senior center? They
often have lots of activities that might be fun where you can meet
people, probably not young girls, but mature women are a lot more stable
and experienced.
I think there are club people and non-club-people.
I'm decidedly a non-club person. I have just a
couple of friends, a few people I converse with
when I run into them, and I can be pretty garrulous
with one-time strangers sometimes. The idea of
being in a whole group of people with whom I have
little in common appalls me. I'd almost rather be
trying to hide from a giant hungry bat. I don't relate
very well to most people except on a very casual
level, and often not even that much. I agree with
Fran Lebowitz that the best thing about being alone
is that one is always in the best possible company,
except that I really like being around my son for
days or weeks on end. He has some annoying
habits, but I give as good as I get, or more, in that
wise. Cats and dogs are always welcome of
course. Those two species don't usually mix well
with each other, but they both like humans, and
the fact they don't talk too much is a big plus.
I think that Bill is lonely. It can be debilitating for some people to
be alone and for them a network of friends that they can rely on is
valuable. In fact, there are studies that show that the lifespan and
quality of life for seniors who are taken out of their support network
is diminished. But, it takes work to maintain a circle of friends who
one can depend upon when you need them. You have Rook and others have
family to fill the void. I get the impression that Bill is very much
alone. That makes him especially vulnerable to people who exploit
seniors. I am alarmed by his comment that he might befriend some
homeless girl. That is a disaster that is likely to make his life more
difficult. I know of a case where an elderly man struck up a friendship
with a young woman at a restaurant that caters to older people. She
stole a lot of what he had before a relative hired a private detective
to investigate. Turns out that she was married and was out to drain him
of whatever resources he had. Really a sad story.
At least since I was about 30, I've been kind of a
"lone wolf". I had a close klatch in San Francisco
before 1995 or so, but they died off (largely from
AIDS) or moved away. I haven't really had an
interest in generating new relationships, though
I do like to "observe" the specimens of the madding
(not "maddening"!) crowd, in their follies. I realize
of course that I'm just as much a plaything of folly
as they are.


Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

-- Dorothy Parker
b***@gmail.com
2018-04-23 15:21:57 UTC
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I have tears on my table when I found out my favorite waitress wasn't coming back to the Asian restaurant anywmore and serve me WonTon soup again. The manager saw my distress and said she would forward a letter to her. I'm writing the letter in long hand so the manager can take a picture of it and send it as a text message. She is so pretty with her pretty brown eyes and snow white teeth and big grin when she served me WonTon soup. One time after serving my soup she was walking backwards and grinning at me all the way. She is so pretty. I'll miss her. I've been drunk for 4 days and it's time to go buy another fifth of Kessler. Talk to you later. My tears are pouring on the floor. But I did some thinking and realized there are thousands of single girls in the world who might like a relationship and all I need is one. So, my chances are good, all I have to do is start looking around, join a club, or meet some homeless girl on the street. I don't want to die alone.
That is sad. Sorry that she is gone, but I think that you are on the
right path to recovery. Join clubs that are of interest to you and you
are more likely to find women who share your interests. See if there
are organizations that volunteer their skills. I was reading the other
day about a club that fixes minor appliances for people. Good
fellowship and a chance to meet a lot of people. Your skills in
electronics would be appreciated. Is there a local senior center? They
often have lots of activities that might be fun where you can meet
people, probably not young girls, but mature women are a lot more stable
and experienced.
Well, not only did my favorite girl disappear, the whole restaurant disappeared last week. I won't even get a chance to talk to the manager anymore. The place was covered on all the windows and a sign saying "Closed" with a padlock on the door. It's sad since I used to look forward to having won-ton soup on Sundays and talking to my favorite girl. And now that is all gone. But I did make progress on my own recipe and made some pretty good soup yesterday and saved $6. I found a can of wonton soup spices at an Asian market where you just add a teaspoon to 3 cups of boiling water and it comes out pretty good. It was too strong so I used 1 teaspoon and a little salt.
me
2018-01-12 16:34:48 UTC
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Well, we’ve all gone thru it. But your attitude seems positive & healthy. That’s important. Don’t forget - she also lost you.
bill bowden
2018-01-30 19:41:32 UTC
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Well, we’ve all gone thru it. But your attitude seems positive & healthy. That’s >important. Don’t forget - she also lost you.
Yes, I talked with a homeless girl last night on the street and she wasn't a bit asking for help. It was a warm night so she wouldn't get cold. She has 2 kids who are staying somewhere else. She has a boyfriend with some income, just not enough to pay the rent. And the rent around here is $400 a week for a motel room. It was an interesting conversation and I'll try it again.

Meanwhile, the manager of the restaurant sent my letter to my lost friend and offered to give me her phone number. I declined since I figure if she wanted me to know her phone number, she would have given it to me. I did a nice job on the letter and wrote a HTML page with fancy large font so it made a good picture and was easy to read. She said thanks. I gave the restaurant one of my swinging pendulums that just sits on the counter and swings forever. Apparently, some high school kids are interesting in making the thing, so I'm documenting the details. It's actually on my website, but may be a little advanced for high school kids.

http://www.bowdenshobbycircuits.info/motor.htm
bill bowden
2018-01-15 17:13:55 UTC
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Islander wrote:
I think that Bill is lonely. It can be debilitating for some people to
be alone and for them a network of friends that they can rely on is
valuable. In fact, there are studies that show that the lifespan and
quality of life for seniors who are taken out of their support network
is diminished. But, it takes work to maintain a circle of friends who
one can depend upon when you need them. You have Rook and others have
family to fill the void. I get the impression that Bill is very much
alone. That makes him especially vulnerable to people who exploit
seniors. I am alarmed by his comment that he might befriend some
homeless girl. That is a disaster that is likely to make his life more
difficult. I know of a case where an elderly man struck up a friendship
with a young woman at a restaurant that caters to older people. She
stole a lot of what he had before a relative hired a private detective
to investigate. Turns out that she was married and was out to drain him
of whatever resources he had. Really a sad story.
There's a little network of people at a swap-meet on Saturdays. There used to be 7 of us all interested in electronics and we could talk for hours with a few shopping beaks. Two moved out of state, and one died, so there are 4 of us now. Everyone is either divorced or never married, so I can fit into that club.


The current problem is some sort of neuropathy (I think) and my legs are weak so I can't walk more than a hundred yards or so. I fell twice in the last couple weeks and had to be picked up off the ground. I found a used golf club yesterday that works pretty well as a cane. I can hold onto the club end with the handle on the ground and managed to go somewhat farther without falling. I'm having my anual checkup this Friday so the doc will probably have some ideas. Reading some websites suggests lots of B12 and other stuff so I'm taking Super-B-Complex with 10 ingriedients for cellular energy. Time will tell if it works for more energy.


Vitimin C
Thiamin
Riboflavin
Niacin
Vitimin B6
Folic Acid
Vitimin B12
Biotin
Pantothenic Acid
Calcium
rumpelstiltskin
2018-01-15 19:00:41 UTC
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On Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:13:55 -0800 (PST), bill bowden
Post by islander
I think that Bill is lonely. It can be debilitating for some people to
be alone and for them a network of friends that they can rely on is
valuable. In fact, there are studies that show that the lifespan and
quality of life for seniors who are taken out of their support network
is diminished. But, it takes work to maintain a circle of friends who
one can depend upon when you need them. You have Rook and others have
family to fill the void. I get the impression that Bill is very much
alone. That makes him especially vulnerable to people who exploit
seniors. I am alarmed by his comment that he might befriend some
homeless girl. That is a disaster that is likely to make his life more
difficult. I know of a case where an elderly man struck up a friendship
with a young woman at a restaurant that caters to older people. She
stole a lot of what he had before a relative hired a private detective
to investigate. Turns out that she was married and was out to drain him
of whatever resources he had. Really a sad story.
There's a little network of people at a swap-meet on Saturdays. There used to be 7 of us all interested in electronics and we could talk for hours with a few shopping beaks. Two moved out of state, and one died, so there are 4 of us now. Everyone is either divorced or never married, so I can fit into that club.
The current problem is some sort of neuropathy (I think) and my legs are weak so I can't walk more than a hundred yards or so. I fell twice in the last couple weeks and had to be picked up off the ground. I found a used golf club yesterday that works pretty well as a cane. I can hold onto the club end with the handle on the ground and managed to go somewhat farther without falling. I'm having my anual checkup this Friday so the doc will probably have some ideas. Reading some websites suggests lots of B12 and other stuff so I'm taking Super-B-Complex with 10 ingriedients for cellular energy. Time will tell if it works for more energy.
Getting old really sucks. My sympathies and commiserations.
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Vitimin C
Thiamin
Riboflavin
Niacin
Vitimin B6
Folic Acid
Vitimin B12
Biotin
Pantothenic Acid
Calcium
d***@agent.com
2018-01-15 19:58:49 UTC
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Getting old really sucks. My sympathies and commiserations.
Stop making flu shots, in order to SHORTEN LIFE SPANS!!
rumpelstiltskin
2018-01-15 22:13:36 UTC
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Getting old really sucks. My sympathies and commiserations.
Stop making flu shots, in order to SHORTEN LIFE SPANS!!
You're welcome to not get flu shots if that's your choice.
rumpelstiltskin
2018-01-16 16:40:52 UTC
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Getting old really sucks. My sympathies and commiserations.
Stop making flu shots, in order to SHORTEN LIFE SPANS!!
Give it up. Nobody's listening. Well, maybe a couple
of crazy people, but not many crazy people are crazy
in exactly your way.
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