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They said to keep talking, so we did

by Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse

Brian Reedy made the egregious error of asking us to appear on “Keep Talking” (as if that were ever a problem), the teen show that runs every Saturday morning on KPTL (1300 AM) at 9 a.m.

Our lovely hostesses were Sarah Ravenelle and Tess Stacy, and we discussed “things for teens to do in Carson City” … like being “Queen of the Pine Cones” or forming an “Eat Club” … things that every teenager is just dying to do. (You didn’t know that?)

Actually, we discussed “adopting a soldier,” sponsoring a child in a foreign country, making your own films, getting creative and inventive … lots of stuff … and we had a great time talking about whatever came into our weak brains. We also met some great people … Brian, Temma, Scott, Sarah, Tess, Chris, Monty, Terry, Tamera … you know who you are … even had a couple of callers, and, although we didn’t solve the problems of the world, we hope we gave the girls a few worthwhile suggestions.

(We won’t go over the not-so-worthwhile ones we imparted … draw “remembering our teenage years” grins here ______; no doubt they will be R-rated) … and, thanks for the invitation … we had a ball. …

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Ouch … one of our readers wrote to us about the recent cuts in the elementary school music programs … he stated, “That blank look on children’s faces is a direct reflection of what’s on their mind(s). And that look will remain so long as we continue to spend more money on gas for our SUVs than we do to support our schools.” Here’s the kicker … “Ignorance is bliss, so these children should grow up extremely happy in Carson City!” Double ouch. …

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And to the idiots in Carson City who wanted to start a branch of the Aryan Nation … don’t they know that Hitler’s vision was of a homophobic race? Ahhh, another reason to study history. …

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We heard a wonderful story about a grandpa in Reno who told his daughter that he never got lost when he drove around there … “Why?” she asked … “Because they have an ‘N’ for north on the mountains, and an ‘S’ for south!” he replied, quite pleased with himself. She didn’t have the heart to tell him they stand for “Nevada” and “Sparks” … but who are we to argue if you never get lost. …

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Does anyone else think our “generic” license plates are blah? After all, who’s ever seen a yellow sky and blue mountains? And do they relate to Nevada? They could be any old state with mountains … Carolyn likes the old blue-and-silver (the state colors) ones, and Maizie likes the silver-and-blue plates she had to give up with the ram and pinon pines on them … bah humbug. …

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By the way, if you believe any of the current campaign commercials, you ought to have your brain washed and drained … doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or Democrat … do you think they’re going to put in anything that makes their candidate look bad? It’s called “propaganda” folks … and if you take it in … shame on you … educate yourselves, then make your decision … and don’t fall for what you see or read that’s put out by the people they “pay” to say good things about them … “caveat emptor!”

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Jake Longero tells a story he heard from Ed Jesse about a shot putter he had when he was coaching … “When I first saw him put the shot, it went 46 feet” (pretty good for high school). “After I got through coaching him … he could put it … 42 feet.” Way to go, Ed. …

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Idle thoughts: 1) Better have your taxes done, or the IRS will come a knockin’. 2) We want to be on a float in the Nevada Day parade. 3) T-ball is starting … if you want to feel really good … go see a game. 4) Pat Josten is going to Washington, D.C. … hooray! 5) We’re going to write a restaurant column pretty soon … who better to write one than the “snarf it up” sisters?

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Las Vegas is in the middle of a desert. Las Vegas has water everywhere. Las Vegas wants more. Seems to us Las Vegas could recycle their “poop water” and have all they want … no “poop” …

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Know what “geocaching” is? Neither did we until a neat lady named Terry told us … it’s going out in the wilds of Nevada and finding (or hiding) “caches” left by other people by using a GPS (global-positioning system) … you can go to http://www.geocaching.com and get the particulars … a good, fun way to spend a weekend. …

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We hope you found all the Easter eggs you hid … “break an egg!” (groan)

Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson City residents. Write to them at editor@nevadaappeal.com.