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Larry

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joined on 08/27/06
last updated 04/19/14
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Masculine W/M, 62, 5'10", 165, Brn Hair, S&P Beard & Mustache, Hazel Eyes, Hairy, 16 tattoos on my arms, all black/old style, getting more on my forearms until they are "sleeved", Cock is 6" X 6 1/2", Lg. nuts, Brn bush, Cut. HIV Neg. Basically lonely up here in the rural upper Central Valley of Northern California and would really like to find another partner sometime to share my life with. I tend to gravitate toward blue collar guys with skinny/thin/wiry builds but it's not set in stone, I've seen some big, burly guys that rocked my world too, just as long as they're honest and good-hearted. I'm a low-maintenance kinda guy and don't care whether you have money or not, or know which fork to use for the salad (But since most of the forks I use when dining out are PLASTIC, the issue is moot anyway). I'm tired of bein' alone, I need someone to hug and someone to pal around with, a buddy to laugh at my lame jokes and someone who I can listen to when they have a bad day. And if you have a Flattop haircut, you're halfway there already! But I am NOT looking for hookups, well, I guess it would depend on who wants to hook up. I'm a college educated guy but basically a blue collar dude at heart. A Vietnam-era U.S. Navy veteran, where I served as a Radioman, Third Class Petty Officer at the U.S. Naval Communications Station, Balboa, Panama Canal Zone. Also a veteran of the active U.S. Navy Reserves at Telecomcen 119, Pt. Mugu, CA. and the active U.S. Army, California National Guard, Cavalry, where I served as a Corporal, Armor Reconnaissance Scout in the 1st Squadron/18th Cavalry, Charlie Troop of the 40th Inf. Div. in Redlands, CA. I received an Honorable discharge for each of my military services. I like to work with my hands and like most to work outdoors, which is why I mostly worked in landscaping, which I still do on and off.
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Bad day for me and my truck (blog entry) Hey Guys!

I am supposed to renew my registration on my truck this month and every other year the DMV requires a smog test on any vehicle newer than 1975. My truck has been running like a watch, very smooth and quiet, and I thought it would p... read more
blog entry posted Mon, August 11, 2014 - 7:10 PM permalink - 1 comment
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MOM AND DAD!!! (blog entry) Hey Guys!

Today was my Mom and Dad's 66th Wedding Anniversary. Dad is 89 and Mom is 87 and they are still hanging in there good. I am fortunate to still have them at 62 years old. And they still love each other as much as they did when they ... read more
blog entry posted Thu, June 26, 2014 - 10:59 PM permalink - 2 comments
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOONCES!!! (blog entry) Hey Guys!

Today is my cat Toonces' 18th birthday! She is a brown mackerel tabby and she was born on 6/16/96 and I have had her since she was 6 weeks old. Not all that long ago I was pretty much sure she was at the end of the trail, but then ... read more
blog entry posted Mon, June 16, 2014 - 8:05 PM permalink - 1 comment
A Scary Day! (blog entry) My Brother called me this morning to tell me that Dad was in the hospital in Redding. He is 89 years old and has been complaining about a really sore right shoulder for a while, I asked him if he was going to the VA to let them look at it and I gu... read more
blog entry posted Tue, June 10, 2014 - 8:14 PM permalink - 3 comments
My New Danner Quarry Boots (blog entry) Hey Guys!

Great news! The Danner Quarry Boots that I had purchased and had eyelet trouble with are gone and I have a brand new pair! After replacing four of the eyelets on my first pair of Danner Quarry Boots, I was thinking that this should... read more
blog entry posted Mon, April 7, 2014 - 12:36 AM permalink - 0 comments
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My Wonderful Life.....Yeah, Right!!!

Hey Guys!

I am supposed to renew my registration on my truck this month and every other year the DMV requires a smog test on any vehicle newer than 1975. My truck has been running like a watch, very smooth and quiet, and I thought it would pass the smog check easily. It didn't. It passed all the visual and functional tests performed by the smog check garage, but it failed the emissions tests and is now considered a "gross polluter." I'm not sure what all these numbers mean, but these were the results of the two tests that matter, HC (PPM) and CO (%). At 889 RPM, the HC (PPM) was 432. Maximum for this test is 150 and everything past 300 is a gross polluter. The CO (%) was 6.48. Maximum for this test is 1.20 and anything above 2.70 is a gross polluter. At 2677 RPM, the HC (PPM) was 524. Maximum allowable is 180, gross polluter at 330. The CO (%) was 8.42. Maximum 1.20, gross polluter at 2.70.
Like I said, I'm not sure why these numbers are so high, the guy at the shop said that my engine was running too rich. Anyway, this was the worst case scenario for me, especially because you all know how much I like my truck, not to mention the cost of fixing whatever is wrong. The State of California has a program to help low income people like me (read pathetic at my age!), up to a maximum of $500.00, get whatever work done on my vehicle to get it to pass the smog test. If that fails to correct the problem, they will retire the truck (read junk and crush) and pay me $1,500.00 for it. I did this same program, with the old 1977 Ford Courier truck I used to have, before. The repair assistance didn't fix the problem and so it was retired and I got $1,000.00, $750.00 of which I used to buy my current truck.
I don't know what I am going to do if it can't be fixed. I HATE the idea that my truck, in it's beautiful and clean condition with Z24i engine, 5 speed manual trans., custom dash cover, chrome wheels, FM/CD player, new $140.00 windshield and a new head gasket, etc., might be crushed and destroyed soon. Plus, I don't think it will be easy, even at $1,500.00, to find a truck (I always drive trucks) of similar quality and condition. So, anyway, that is where things stand as of now. Another really fucked up thing is that I still owe in excess of $300.00 to my Dad for the loan he gave me when I had to have the head gasket replaced at $1,100.00! I looked online to see if it was possible to get a rebuilt Japanese engine. I found one like mine, a 2.4L Z24 rebuilt long block engine for $1,350.00, not including shipment and installation which would probably be at least another $1,000.00. But that would still require me to come up with the funds to buy and install the engine in the first place. I'll let you guys know what happens when I find out the results of everything. This REALLY SUCKS!!!

Larry
Mon, August 11, 2014 - 7:10 PM permalink - 1 comment
 
Hey Guys!

Today was my Mom and Dad's 66th Wedding Anniversary. Dad is 89 and Mom is 87 and they are still hanging in there good. I am fortunate to still have them at 62 years old. And they still love each other as much as they did when they first married. I hope to see their 75th Wedding Anniversary! All my love, Mom and Dad, I am so proud to be your son! With all my love,

Larry

The photo was taken at a family gathering at Burney Falls State Park last year. Dad is front row center with Mom on his right. I am back row center. On my right is my oldest sister Linda. In front of her in the black/white striped shirt is my other older sister Judy. My younger brother Brian is on my left. The rest are all the nephews, nieces, grandkids and great grandkids.
Thu, June 26, 2014 - 10:59 PM permalink - 2 comments
 
Hey Guys!

Today is my cat Toonces' 18th birthday! She is a brown mackerel tabby and she was born on 6/16/96 and I have had her since she was 6 weeks old. Not all that long ago I was pretty much sure she was at the end of the trail, but then she bounced back and is doing as well as she ever has! Her appetite is good, she likes laying out in the yard and she is still catching moths and eating them, one of her favorite things to do. I am very glad that I still have her after all this time, she is really a smart and sweet cat. I got her a big can of premium white chicken meat in broth and she really is liking that. Nefer got in on the treat too, she is 15 now herself and doing good too!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOONCES!!!

Larry
Mon, June 16, 2014 - 8:05 PM permalink - 1 comment
 
My Brother called me this morning to tell me that Dad was in the hospital in Redding. He is 89 years old and has been complaining about a really sore right shoulder for a while, I asked him if he was going to the VA to let them look at it and I guess he did. They ran a couple of tests and then called an ambulance immediately and had him taken to the ER. He had two cardiac arteries that had blockages, one was 95% blocked and the other was 98%. My Brother is a Paramedic and I guess they let him watch as they did balloon angioplasties on a real time x-ray, but the balloons didn't take care of the blockages. They then opened his femoral artery and placed two stents in the arteries and it worked very well. My Brother said that the blockages were just in the two spots where they placed the stents. Otherwise the arteries were in surprisingly good shape. What a relief! I count myself blessed that at 62 years old I still have my Dad and Mom, but I have to admit that I worry about them. Mom is getting dementia, she is 87, but she seems fine to me when I see her. dad says she only really has problems when he has to take her to unfamiliar places and she gets confused. All of Mom's sisters had or have Alzheimers, two are still alive but have had it for quite a while, while Mom still has only mild symptoms so far. I'm going to go see Dad in the morning as I don't want to disturb him today so he can just get rest. I guess they close the femoral artery with a collagen plug, as I guess it is not something they can just stitch up. Mom is staying at my sister's while dad is gone and I am happy about that, they live pretty close together. Everyone seems hopeful and upbeat so I am staying pretty calm so far. But I have to admit that the whole thing scared the hell out of me at first. I am always kind of worried about getting 'the call" that something has happened. But, like I said, all the signs are positive so that is great news. Last time I went to get a shot at the VA I went to the walk-in urgent care clinic to tell them that for the past few weeks I was getting breathless after very little exertion. They shaved some spots on my chest and did an EKG and checked my breathing. The EKG turned out normal and the doctor said that my lungs were clear (I have COPD). As soon as I found that out I started feeling better. I now think it was just stress and anxiety that were causing me to breathe irregularly, hence the breathlessness. I saw my main Psychiatrist on Friday and before I saw him the nurse weighed me and did a blood pressure test and oxygen level reading. I felt fine but my blood pressure was 91/71 which is very different than any of my previous checks. I am always about 120/80 so it was kind of scary to see the low pressure reading. The nurse started making me drink glass after glass of water til I was swimming in it. Dr. Clark took me off my main blood pressure med, lisinopril, and I feel fine. My doctor once told me that lisinopril can interfere with erections and I asked him if I could stop taking it but he said no. But I guess it's okay now, hopefully, I will see a improvement in the boner dept! Anyway, it has been a weird couple of weeks and hopefully things will settle down and get back to my usual self........not sure if that is a GOOD thing or not! Take care, guys, hope you aqre all having a great summer so far! Larry P.S. The photo is just one I don't think I've posted before. P.P.S. After two months of not having any contact, my friend John called me the other night and we had a long talk. He apologized for the e-mail he sent but I told him I forgave him for it and that we have both said things in the past that we wish we hadn't, but I am very happy to be back in contact with him. It's just one more thing that is helping me to feel better about things in general. I am hoping that he can make it back up here soon so we can be face to face and I can teach him more about kissing since the first time was the last time and he said that he liked it very, very much...I did too!
Tue, June 10, 2014 - 8:14 PM permalink - 3 comments
 
Hey Guys!

Great news! The Danner Quarry Boots that I had purchased and had eyelet trouble with are gone and I have a brand new pair! After replacing four of the eyelets on my first pair of Danner Quarry Boots, I was thinking that this shouldn't happen with a basically new pair of boots. So, I called Danner and told them what the problem was, even though they were out of warranty. They said to ship the boots to them and they would have a look at them. Cost me $17.00 to send them but it was well worth it. My first pair were made in China. About a week after I sent the boots back I got a package delivered with a brand new pair of Quarry's. The cool thing is that the new ones are made in the good old U.S.A. They have a small American flag on the outside of each boot. The tread pattern is different too, better than the old ones. If you look at this photo and compare it to the one below you will see the differences in the way that they are built, and they are comfortable as hell! I'm happy as a clam! The new boots are BEAUTIFUL! I have to hand it to Danner, they didn't have to replace them but they did. That's a company that stands behind their product! So I now have three new pair of boots, one Danner and two Carolina! And they smell so good! I think I've got somewhat of a boot fetish, d'ya think? Take care, y'all!

Larry
Mon, April 7, 2014 - 12:36 AM permalink - 0 comments
 
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