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CV! Part 196 – The End of August (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues)

CV! Part 196 – The End of August (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues)

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PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL! GET FULLY VACCINATED!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!


Friday, August 27, 2021 – FlashbackFriday!
Do Not Travel! StayTheFuckHome!

Aloha Friday!

“Remember Friday is Hawaiian shirt day, so, you know,
if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans.”
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1:11am: Yes, it’s Friday morning. THIS WEEK JUST SUCKED.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

1:11pm: THIS WEEK JUST SUCKED. Oh, did we say that twice?
Recapping Friday morning.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We drank a cup of espresso and ate a slice of cold leftover pizza.
We went back to bed and slept. We woke up. We drank an iced espresso.
DRINK COFFEE. DRINK WATER. It’s HOT. Stay hydrated. Piss clear.

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3:15pm: We ate the rest of the leftover pizza and drank an iced espresso.

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99 Degrees in Van Nuys! We finally turned on the AC today. VERY COOL.
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZ

5:45pm: We took a nap. Then we woke up.

10:11pm: Recapping Friday night…. sort of.
The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We drank a big glass of cran-raspberry-orange juice.
We ate too much pizza earlier, so we didn’t get hungry until late.

11:45pm: We took the dogs outside. We made dinner.
Friday night. Good Shabbos. Dinner at Midnight.
On The Menu: Fried chicken breast w/BBQ sauce, toasted cheese sandwich
on challah bread, dill pickle, nectarine, celery with peanut butter,
and an iced espresso to drink
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Bad weather? Missed Flight? Travel Emergency? COVID-19?

TRAVEL ALERT! HURRICANE IDA WARNING!
CATEGORY 4 STORM APPROACHING NEW ORLEANS!
Expected to make landfall on Sunday….

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NOTE: Afghanistan crisis will evaporate, and it will be all about New Orleans next week.


Saturday, August 28, 2021 – One More Saturday Night!
Do Not Travel! StayTheFuckHome! DON’T STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING!

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1:20am: Binge-Watching the first season of “Jack Ryan” (the series) on Prime.

3:15am:

9:01am: We’ve been up for two hours, and we should still be asleep.
We took the dogs outside. The dogs got fed. We got the newspapers.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK!
BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK!

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1:50pm: Well, we really felt like sh*t this morning.
We made an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We did some morning stuff, but then went back to bed.
We woke up. We got the mail. The dogs are chillin’ in the bedroom.
The gardeners are here working on the backyard landscaping today.

NOTE: TOTALLY SUCKS waking up and your first real thought of the day is…
“FUCK, DO HAVE COVID-19?” because people aren’t being safe around you.
It can ruin your whole morning, not to mention your whole fucking day.

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2:40pm: We made an iced espresso and retreated back to the Home Office.
We are not allowed to be mad, but WE ARE ABSOLUTELY ENRAGED.

Here’s a little rant for the supposedly intelligent people:
WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU SOCIALIZING WITH STRANGERS?
WHY ARE YOU GOING TO – AND THROWING PARTIES?
WHY ARE YOU TALKING TO STRANGERS WITHOUT A MASK?
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
WHY ARE YOU GOING TO THE MARKET?
WHY ARE YOU SHOPPING IN PUBLIC?
WHY ARE YOU TRAVELING? WHY ARE YOU MAKING PLANS?
THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IS NOT OVER!
YOU CAN STILL GET SICK, AND YOU MIGHT DIE.
YOU CAN GET YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS SICK, AND THEY MIGHT DIE.
AFTER 18 MONTHS WHY ARE YOU BEING STUPID AND CARELESS?
THIS IS A DEADLY DISEASE. YOU MIGHT DIE.
AND THERE CAN BE LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES IF YOU DON’T DIE.
THE DELTA VARIANT IS MORE CONTAGIOUS, MORE INFECTIOUS,
AND THERE ARE MORE VARIANTS COMING…..
THE GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC.
THE GOVERNMENT IS LYING TO YOU, THEY ARE NOT BEING HONEST.
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WE HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS SINCE FEBRUARY OF 2020.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!
DON’T STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING! WTF? YOU MIGHT DIE. End of rant.
Really can’t believe we have to keep saying this to “smart” people.

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5:45pm: And so it goes. Choreboy needs to show up today.
Our weekend just got better too. Anger and anxiety relocated for now.

HEY SATURDAY NIGHT!
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6:15pm: We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We cleaned out the refrigerator. We took out the trash and did the dishes.
We scooped some poop. And then we made an iced espresso.
7:05pm: We did a load of laundry. And we did a little yard work before it got dark.
We haven’t eaten all day long…. so now it’s time for food.

10:15pm: We ordered food and got dressed and went and picked it up.
We got home and the restaurant called because we dropped our wallet!
So we drove right back to the restaurant and picked it up. VERY LUCKY.

On The Menu: Sushi.
Spicy tuna cut roll and a California roll, with a Coke to drink
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10:55pm: Let’s bake some brownies.
And we also made another iced espresso.
NOTE: We ate a brownie and it was delicious!

And this too:
The guy who was photographed as a baby wants to sue now….

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CORONAVIRUS!
The Delta Variant sucks.
Will it ever end?


Sunday, August 29, 2021 – Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
Do Not Travel! StayTheFuckHome!

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

4:35am: And now we’re awake again. Good morning.

6:00am: Watching more “Jack Ryan” episodes on Prime.

7:00am: We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We got the newspapers and then made an early breakfast.

On The Menu: 2 eggs over medium, bacon, peanut butter and strawberry jam
sandwich on toasted challah bread with an iced espresso to drink
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Hey, it’s a**holes standing in the rain day on CNN!
HURRICANE IDA HIT LOUISIANA HARD TODAY. AND IT’S GONNA GET WORSE.
Climate change is real. New Orleans is fucked.
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2:40pm: We are restless. We went back to bed and slept a little.
We took the dog outside. We made an iced espresso.
We took the dog outside again. It’s really HOT out today.

7:30pm: We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We played with the dog. We chilled with the dog. And now he’s napping.
And we are thinking about dinner.
Nothing happened today. We watched TV and surfed the interweb.
We just cleaned in here, but it looks like tornado hit last night….

On The Menu: Chicken and cheese sandwich on toasted challah bread
and a dill pickle. And another iced espresso.

Pompsie’s Downtown Las Vegas LiveStream on Sunday Night:
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10:35pm:  Still nothing. We took the dog outside. Now he’s back to napping.

Ed Asner died. RIP
May the Four Winds blow him safely home.


Monday, August 30, 2021 – Monday. Monday.
It’s the last Monday in August – Labor Day is one week away!

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1:45am: We took a shower and we shaved.
Feelin’ clean and fresh at 2:00am.
We cleaned up our desk area and did a load of laundry too.

2:30am: We made another iced espresso and ate a brownie.
Watching NFL Football preseason highlights. GO BRONCOS!

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy”
– yeah, it’s Monday morning

7:15am: We are awake. We took the dog outside. We fed the dog.
We got the newspapers. We made an iced espresso.
We took the dog outside again. Such a good boy!

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“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy”
– yeah, it’s Monday morning

The news this morning is not good.
Afghanistan disaster, COVID-19 Delta Variant surge, Hurricane Ida….
Now “Tropical Storm” Ida reeking havoc in Mississippi!
The Mississippi River is flowing backwards because of the storm surge.
Louisiana is a DISASTER…. New Orleans is without power again.
GAS PRICES MAY RISE AGAIN. Damage to the oil and gas industry….
CoronaVirus is out of control – hospitalizations, death rates, etc.
The European Union is going to institute TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS again.
And the Afghanistan pull-out continues. ISIS rocket attacks. Suicide bombers.
13 DEAD AMERICAN SERVICEMEN. Civilian casualties. TOTAL FAIL.
PR Nightmare for President Joe Biden. TRUMP AND POMPEO DID THIS!
And don’t forget the FIRES that are burning in California and Oregon….
Caldor Fire is in South Lake Tahoe (California side) and they have to evacuate.
El Dorado and Alpine Counties are already under evacuation orders.

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Monday. Blue Monday.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

1:35pm: And we are awake again. We took a nice nap with the dog.
The housekeeper came and went. The house is clean.

2:05pm: We took the dog outside. We made an iced espresso.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

And the Not Burning Man 2021 Live Feed
is LIVE from Black Rock Desert on YouTube:
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3:35pm: Time is flying by today now that we are awake.
We’ve been playing with the dog and watching YouTube vids.
We should run errands. And we need to eat something.

4:25pm: We unloaded the dishwasher and we planned to get dressed….
but we kind of had an anxiety attack about going out into public.
We have been wrestling with going out and just sayin’ “FUCK IT” today.
So….. nothing is urgent.
We are going to say “Fuck It” and go eat some food now.

5:15pm: We made some food. We ate. We took the dog outside.
We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.

On The Menu: 3 hotdogs with mustard, onion, and cheese; a dill pickle,
an avocado, and an apple, with an iced espresso to drink
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11:35pm: Recapping Monday night. Nothing going on.
There was a short pursuit that we just watched after it was all over.
And watching the Livestream (at night) from the “Renegade Burn 2021”
And we took the dog outside again.

There was a cricket in the house. And it was loud.
So, we had to go on the hunt, and take care of it.

Monday night Livestream:
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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 – DoNotTravelTuesday!
The 243rd day of the year and the LAST day of August!
And technically, alcohol is a solution.

12:56am: We just watched “The Doorman” which was a “Die Hard”
in a old hotel under construction homage…. RIP-OFF!
It was okay, Jean Reno as the bad guy holding hostages,
while a guy tries to open a safe, while a guest “Hero” in the wrong place,
at the wrong time, overcomes obstacles and kills all the bad guys.
Oh, damn …..SPOILER ALERT? It was okay.
Sometimes you roll the dice, and take your chances.

3:00am: We made a quick bite to eat.
On The Menu: Popcorn shrimp with Korean BBQ sauce

9:45am: Breaking News: Secret deal with the Taliban? Really?
Okay, we went to sleep after 5:00am and we woke up around 8:30am.
We woke up. We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We got the newspapers. We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

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Bad weather? Missed Flight? Travel Emergency? WILDFIRES?

MANDATORY EVACUATION OF ALL RESIDENTS IN SOUTH LAKE TAHOE!
The Caldor Fire is burning tens of thousands of acres in northern California.
ALL NATIONAL FORESTS CLOSE IN CALIFORNIA FOR 2 WEEKS AT MIDNIGHT!
CALIFORNIA NATIONAL FORESTS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 17!

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5:05pm: We slept the day away today…..
we woke up and went back to bed with the dog. We woke up.
We took the dog outside. We drank an iced espresso.
We ate a toasted bagel with lox and cream cheese and a dill pickle at 4:30pm.

Scenes form the Not Burning Man 2021 Livestream on YouTube:
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TutuTuesday! Get your dust storm on!

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6:15pm: We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We drank an iced espresso.

THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN IS OVER!
20 YEARS OF US BLOOD AND TREASURE!
BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WASTED ON FOREIGN SOIL!
THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN LIVES SACRIFICED OR CHANGED FOREVER!
President Joe Biden got us out of the Afghanistan War, as promised.
Let the OPIUM TRADE continue without interference! Go Big Pharma!

9:55pm: We took the dog outside. We played with the dog for hours.
We got dressed and ran an errand. We were going to get gas….
and we were going to go to the market.
But there were too many people at the market.
We drove through the parking lot, and decided to go another time.
So, we’ll do all the errands tomorrow. We drove home.
We took the dog outside. We played with the dog. We took the dog outside.
Now it’s time for food.

On The Menu:  Fried chicken breast with BBQ sauce, mac’n’cheese with bacon,
dill pickle, half an avocado, and a strawberry-banana nectar to drink
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EIGHT MONTHS AGO, TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS
TRIED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES! 

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TRUMP SOLD OUT THE UNITED STATES.
AND THE GOP TRAITORS NEED TO STFU.

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THE GOP TRAITORS ARE LYING TO YOU!
DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!
YOU SAW IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

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CV! Part 150! – THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 200000 HITS! And Our 8 Year Anniversary! And 1000 Blog Posts! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

CV! Part 150! – THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 200000 HITS!
Two Hundred Thousand Unsolicited Hits! THANK YOU LOYAL READERS!
And it’s Our 8 Year Anniversary! And 1000 Blog Posts!
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Thank you loyal readers! Thank you curious visitors!
Thank you to everyone who has visited us since we began this Blog in February 2013!
200000 is another number. But really we are surprised to still be here and at this place.

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200000 HITS!
Two Hundred Thousand Hits on this Blog!
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We don’t advertise. We don’t promote. We just publish our Blog Posts.
Obviously, people have found us here on the interweb over time.
200000 UNSOLICITED HITS!
And really we don’t even know how this number is actually calculated.
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WOW! THANK YOU LOYAL READERS! And thank you FAMILY!
We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you! Thank you!

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TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND HITS!
HAPPINESS IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN GOAL! BE HAPPY TODAY!
The three key aspects that will lead to our well-being and happiness:
an end to poverty, a reduction of inequality, and the protection of our planet.

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EIGHT YEARS! EIGHT! EIGHT YEARS MAN! (that’s a long time)
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We started this Blog in February of 2013. And we are still at it in 2021.

NOTE: We started this Blog Post in February 2013, and set it up at around 190000 Hits.
It sat for a month, while we gathered the final 10000 or so views to reach 200000.
And now it’s April, and we are finally there! WOO-HOO. Leave your comments below.

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And now we are at 200000 HITS!
Two Hundred Thousand Unsolicited Hits!
Eight years! 1000 Blog Posts! (or thereabouts)
A sh*tload of time and effort and imagination.
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NOTE: This is the pre-announced celebratory “200000 HITS” Blog Post!

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And we also reached 1000 Blog Posts too this month!
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This is also our 150th CoronaVirus Diary Blog Post.
COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in the United States.
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OCTOBER 2019 Taimane in Malibu, Rocktoberfest, and Halloween!

OCTOBER 2019 – Taimane in Malibu, Rocktoberfest, and Halloween!

And so it is ROCK-TOBER again, and Halloween is on the doorstep.
Thanksgiving and “the Winter Holidays” (Christmas) are waiting in the wings.
Where does the time go? What happened to this year? Tempus Fugit! Time flies.

A Blog Post in three parts: first, some LIVE MUSIC Taimane in Malibu, second, a review of the month of October, and third, a little fun with “The Big Lebowski” and “Office Space”.

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US 101 North – Ventura Highway

Thursday’s sunset on the 101 freeway on the way to Pepperdine University in Malibu.

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Taimane LIVE at Pepperdine University 10-17-19

NOTE: Taimane is pronounced Tie-mane-ee

Taimane and her Quartet – Elemental Tour
with special guest Polynesian Dancers
in the Smothers Theatre at 8pm
2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Favorite Entertainer of the Year!
A wonderful showcase and celebration of Polynesian culture.

with added bonus “It’s All Black & White” Contemporary Art exhibit
in the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art next door – FREE Admission!
(see our previous Blog Post for pictures of the art)

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“It’s All Black & White” Art at Pepperdine University

One Ticket to the show: $20+$2 service charge = $22 Total!
and FREE PARKING if you park in the shuttle lot and ride.
(and $7 to park nearby if you don’t want to shuttle)

“She shreds on ukulele and rocks everything from Beethoven to Led Zeppelin. Somehow she manages to not only rock out but connect the audience with meaningful Hawaiian traditions and dances.” – Austin American-Statesman

It was an easy drive from the San Fernando Valley to Malibu. There was only a little stopped traffic caused by the stoplight and left-turning cars at the intersection of Las Virgenes and Mulholland going through the Santa Monica Mountains to the beach. Our destination: Pepperdine University on the Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) above the Pacific Ocean.

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US 101 Freeway (north/west)- Ventura Highway at Sunset

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View of Malibu and the Pacific Ocean from Pepperdine at night

We parked for FREE in the shuttle lot and after a short ride we were at the Smothers Theatre picking up our ticket at WillCall. It was a beautiful evening at the beach! We arrived early, walked around a little, took some pictures of the campus, and then visited the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art next door and experienced the “It’s All Black & White” contemporary art exhibit for FREE! (pictures of the art in our previous Blog Post)

Lovely fountains, the Palm Court next to the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, steps that lead down to the lower campus and a Starbuck’s, the parking lot and the Smothers Theatre at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts – Pepperdine University in Malibu.

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And when they opened the house doors, we went to find our seat. Orchestra Row B, on the side aisle. The show started about 15 minutes late, and then it was magic time! Taimane has a beautiful voice  and she jams on the ukulele (and guitar)! She talked directly to the audience, introduced each section/song during the performance and created a intimate relationship with the audience. Her quartet were also amazing! She was accompanied by a guitar, violin and percussion (actually a trio) and two wonderful dancers who performed hula and haka dances during a few of her pieces. We enjoyed the show very much! We love LIVE MUSIC! And the performance was really fun.

One of the reasons we chose a seat on the side was in case video recording was allowed…. and it was! The lighting and our cheap cel phone camera made it difficult to get good pictures (as you can see, we had the same problem at Lebowskifest), but the videos we shot came out pretty good and did a good job of capturing the musical performance.

A couple interesting points: 1. The theatre space makes the performance different from a club venue or music stage, and the audience response was great, but somewhat subdued.
2. The actual show length was kind of short. They started late and played a short first set, then there was an intermission, and a longer second set.  And done before 10:30. There was time for more music (at least another song), and there could and should have been a little or a lot more music, and maybe less introduction. But for only $22 for the ticket we should just shut up, because it was a fabulous performance that we really enjoyed.

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NOTE: Why does this always happen? The nice (old) couple behind me sat down and started talking…. season ticket holders? They knew nothing about the artist or the music.
And they had a wonderful experience! We know because they talked….

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During Intermission and after the show, Taimane worked the “Merch” table, signing autographs and taking pictures with everyone! The other musicians and the dancers also came and mingled with the crowd and everyone was very friendly.

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Spotted this car in the shuttle parking lot after the show! Lots of vintage stickers too.

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We rode the shuttle back to the parking lot and walked to our car enjoying the view of Malibu and the Pacific Ocean at night from the university heights. We once lived in the Pacific Palisades on the Pacific Coast Highway just south of Malibu with a panoramic view of the ocean and we really miss enjoying it 24/7.  We drove south on PCH and then back to the San Fernando Valley through Topanga Canyon. There was construction and we had to stop twice for traffic when it was just a single lane. There were too many slow drivers and one crazy tailgater, but we got home eventually without incident.

Ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner performs
at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ-_ZO9AlMo
and her page on fb> www.facebook.com/taimanegardner

NOTE: The three Taimane live performance videos we shot have been uploaded to our personal fb page and may soon be available on our YouTube channel, if we can figure out how to upload them from our cheapo camera. Her videos on YouTube rock!

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“So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working,
every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it.
So that means that every single day that you see me, that’s on the worst day of my life.”
– Peter Gibbons, Office Space

Here is our old 2010 commercial real estate office space in West Los Angeles:

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Our CUBICLE in the West Los Angeles Office

As a Hollywood Talent Manager we worked from the Home Office for over 10 years. It was a big change having to wake up, get ready and then drive to work to get to the office and our work desk in our cubicle space. Try doing the 405 Freeway Crawl for a year! It was only 12 miles, but it could take well over an hour to get from the Valley to West L.A. And the drive “over the hill” isn’t much better using the canyon roads, as we found out working at the Century City adjacent Talent Agency. It sucks to arrive at work already stressed out from the drive, and then to still have to be present and accounted for all day. And then stress out on the drive home in horrible traffic again after work…….

Agent, Agent, Agent! Three jobs in a row:
Commercial Real Estate (sales & leasing) Agent – nice cubicle in nice office as seen above.
Hollywood Talent Agent – had our own office, but it really was just a “private” cubicle.
Luxury Travel Advisor/Travel Agent – didn’t even get walls, just got an open desk space.

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Milton: “I believe you have my stapler.”

And at present we are back in the Home Office, Right now, we are finishing this Blog Post in our bathrobe at 4:30am while drinking coffee and watching reruns (that we’ve already seen too many times) of “Two And A Half Men”.
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So OCTOBERFEST!
Rock Out it’s ROCKTOBERFEST!
And INKTOBER too!

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Happy Halloween 2019!

September 29: Happy Rosh Hashanah! Happy Jewish New Year!
(we celebrate for 2 days, and observe the holiday for 10 days)

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Happy Jewish New Year!

October 8 was Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement
(lots of prayers and fasting on the holiest day of the year)
A personal message from JoshWillTravel:
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Remember The Las Vegas Massacre on the Las Vegas Strip?
October 1st was the 2 year anniversary of the Route91 Harvest Music Festival:
58 people killed and 422 wounded.
October 27th is the 1 year anniversary of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life (L’Simcha congregation) Synagogue Shooting: 11 people killed and 7 others injured.

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“Enjoy Every Sandwich”

October is the tenth month of the year
Autumn in the Northern hemisphere
October’s birthstones are tourmaline and opal
Zodiac signs for October are Libra and Scorpio
And it’s National Pizza, Popcorn Poppin’, Pork, and Seafood Month!

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“Callin’ Oates” Your EMERGENCY Hall & Oates Hotline!

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We called it. It is real. “Whoaaaaa, here she comes…..”

October 20 – Remembering Tom Petty on his birthday.
Gone too soon. May his memory and music be a blessing!

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Happy BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY 2019!

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Oct 25 is St Crispin’s Day!
“This story shall the good man teach his son,
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberèd” – Henry V
The Battle of Agincourt was fought on this day in 1415.

He stomped on the Terra.
Remembering Wolodia Grajonca (aka Bill Graham) today.
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019!
Still on OCTOBER 31st for now…
Watch for a new Halloween Blog Post coming soon!

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Happy Halloween 2019!

“They did the Mash, They did the Monster Mash!”

The Dude Abides. And where did the year go?
How is it the end of October already?
TIME. TIME. TIME.
“It’s astoundingTime is fleeting. Madness takes it’s toll” – Riff Raff

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“Come join the slowest-growing religion in the world – Dudeism.
An ancient philosophy that preaches non-preachiness, practices as little as possible, and above all, uh…lost my train of thought there. Anyway, if you’d like to find peace on earth and goodwill, man, we’ll help you get started. Right after a little nap.”

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“And even if he’s a lazy man, and the Dude was most certainly that. Quite possibly the laziest in Los Angeles County, which would place him high in the runnin’ for laziest worldwide.”

“Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”

“Shomer Shabbos!” Friday at dusk until Saturday at sunset!

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“SHOMER F*CKIN’ SHABBOS!”

The Sheriff of Malibu: (a F*ckin’ Fascist!)
“I don’t like your jerk-off name, I don’t like your jerk-off face,

I don’t like your jerk-off behavior, and I don’t like you, jerk-off.”

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“Stay out of Malibu, Lebowski! Stay out of Malibu, Deadbeat! Keep your ugly fuckin’ goldbrickin’ ass out of my beach community.”

“I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.”

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The Dude Abides.

“Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools:
they have need of ’em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation,
and let father Time shake his glass.”
~William Congreve

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.         …I’m dreaming of a White Russian.

“Uh, I am not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude.
So that’s what you call me. You know uh, that or uh, his Dudeness,
or uh Duder or uh, El Duderino, if you know you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”

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“Truckin’, got my chips cashed in.
Keep truckin’, like the doo-dah man
Together more or less in line, just keep truckin’ on.”
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“For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone.” – Psalms 103:16

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FULL MOON FEVER!

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Aloha! Everyday is Hawaiian Shirt Friday!

Aloha! Everyday is Hawaiian Shirt Friday! (if you want it to be…)

This Blog Post is currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

We love Hawaiian Shirts!

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Our collection of vintage Aloha shirts is growing!

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Here are some of our recent finds:

 

 

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Q: How do you decide which shirts to buy and where do you find yours?

A: Mostly from thrift stores, based on what I like to wear. 1. Design and Maker: cool and/or colorful, vintage Made in Hawaii or USA brand preferred 2. Condition and Size: don’t buy damaged or stained, XL or larger only usually 3. Price: try not to spend more than $6 but sometimes will go $10 for something special (and will also buy size L for a good one) 4. Resale value: if I were to resell it, is there value/profit? Have over 60 now.

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MAHALO!

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Aloha! Hot in the SFV and starting the long 4th of July week party in a Royal Hawaiian Creations Red.

 

 

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“Out on the Beach at Waikiki”

Kilroy Was Here!

Kilroy Was Here!

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“Kilroy Was Here” engraved on the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.

“Maybe you’ve bumped into Kilroy. He’s a bald (or balding) gentleman with a big nose, drawn peeking over a wall. Next to him is usually the phrase “Kilroy was here.” He can be found all over the world, and went viral long before social media or the Internet were around, finding his way through the theaters of war with American troops during World War II. (One of his most daring appearances may have been at the Potsdam Conference in 1945. During the summit, Harry Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin had exclusive use of a VIP bathroom. One day, Stalin reportedly used the facilities, and came out demanding to know from one of his aides who Kilroy was, having found the drawing on one of the walls.)”

“Kilroy Was Here” is a WWII slogan and graffiti by the American Army, the drawing based on the British “Mr Chad”, and sometimes coupled with images of pregnant women.

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1940s Vintage WWII “Kilroy Was Here” Hartland Plastics Pregnant Girl Figurine 

“Kilroy doesn’t appear to have originated entirely with U.S. servicemen, though. A similar doodle, known as Mr. Chad, was scrawled throughout Britain as a comment on shortages and rations during the war. Chad was similar in appearance to Kilroy, but was accompanied by a different message: “Wot? No tea?” (or whatever other goods were in short supply at the moment). Chad predates Kilroy by a few years, and may have been the created by British cartoonist George Chatterton in the late 1930s. As best as anyone can tell, at some point during the war, American soldiers borrowed Mr. Chad’s image and married it to their own name and phrase, ‘Kilroy was here.'”

Kilroy became the U.S. super-GI who had already been wherever American soldiers went. It became a challenge for the troops to place the logo in the most unlikely places imaginable (on top of Mt. Everest and the Statue of Liberty, on the underside of the Arch De Triumphe and even scrawled in the dust on the moon)

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Wisconsin Historical Markers: The Highground WWII Tribute: Kilroy Was Here

“If the man in the drawing was a variation of Mr. Chad, then where did the name Kilroy come from? While the Oxford English Dictionary writes Kilroy off as a mythical person, dozen of real people claimed to be the doodle’s namesake in 1946, when the American Transit Association (ATA) held a radio contest to establish the origin of the phrase. One of them was James J. Kilroy, who worked as at the Bethlehem Steel shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts during the war inspecting the work done by others on the tanks and hulls of warships. As Kilroy explained to the ATA:

I started my new job with enthusiasm, carefully surveying every inner bottom and tank before issuing a contract. I was thoroughly upset to find that practically every test leader [the head of a work crew] I met wanted me to go down and look over his job with him, and, when I explained to him that I had already checked the job and could not spare the time to crawl through one of those tanks again, he would accuse me of not having looked the job over. I was getting sick of of being accused of not looking the jobs over and one day as I came through the manhole of a tank i had just surveyed, I angrily marked with yellow crayon on the tank top, where the tester could see it, ‘Kilroy was here.’ The following day, a test gang leader approached me with a grin on his face and said, ‘I see you looked my job over.’ I nodded in agreement.

Kilroy provided the ATA with corroborating statements from men he worked with at the shipyard, and said that he assumed that shipyard workers who had seen his mark and then joined the military took the phrase with them and began writing it in Europe. He won the contest and the grand prize, a full-size trolley street car. Just a few days before Christmas, the 12-ton car was delivered to Kilroy’s home in Halifax, MA, where it was attached to the house and used as living space for six of his nine children.”

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The “Kilroy Trolley Car” photo from the Boston American, December 23, 1946. Thanks to Brian Fitzgerald (James Kilroy’s grandson)

“Kilroy Was Here” is written in two locations on the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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“Clap my hands and jump for joy; I was here before Kilroy.
Sorry to spoil your little joke; I was here, but my pencil broke.” ~Kilroy
(from A Diller, a Dollar: Rhymes and Sayings For the Ten O’clock Scholar 1955)

Kilroy can also be seen at the end of my favorite WWII film “Kelly’s Heroes”>

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Spoiler Alert! Kilroy Was Here in “Kelly’s Heroes”

The 1983 Styx album titled “Kilroy Was Here” was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song, “Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto” ends with the line “I’m Kilroy.”

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!

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Hawaiian War Chant

Hawaiian War Chant
(Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)
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There’s a sunny little, funny little melody
That was started by a native down in Waikiki
He would gather a crowd down beside the sea
And together they’d play his gay Hawaiian Chant
Soon the other little natives started singin’ it
And the hula hula maidens starting swingin’ it
Like a tropical storm that’s the way it hit
Funny little gay Hawaiian chant
Hawaiian War
Au we ta huala
Au we ta huala
Tho it started on an island down Hawaii way
It’s as popular in Tennessee or Ioway
If you wander into any cabaret
You will hear this gay Hawaiian chant

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Au we ta huala
Au we ta huala
Tahuwai la a tahuwai wai la
Ehu hene la a pili koo lua la
Pututui lu a ite toe la
Hanu lipo ita paalai
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Hanu lipo ita paalai
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Au we ta huala
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Mahalo! We’ll be here all week.

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Halema’uma’u Crater on the Big Island Hawaii
Kīlauea Caldera in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

HAPPY MAY DAY 2017!

HAPPY MAY DAY 2017! 

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May 1st is May Day!
Laugh, Dance and Sing, it’s May Day!
Celebrate Springtime!

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May Day is a holiday of traditional festivities celebrating springtime fertility. May Day celebrations usually include crowning a May Queen and dancing around a Maypole.

May Day has been celebrated in Ireland since pagan times as the Feast of Beltane.

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Coo-Coo-Ca-Choo!

The Dude:
It’s all a goddamn fake, man!
It’s like Lenin said: You look for the person who will benefit, and, uh, uh, you know…

Donny:
“I am the walrus”?

The Dude:
You know what I’m trying to say?

Donny:
“I am the walrus”

Walter Sobchak:
That fucking bitch!

The Dude:
Oh yeah!

Donny:
“I am the walrus”

Walter Sobchak:
That’s ex– SHUT THE F*CK UP DONNY!
V.I. Lenin! Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov!

Donny:
(to The Dude)
What the f*ck is he talking about?

May Day is an international public holiday celebrated specifically as “Labour Day” or “International Workers’ Day” around the world.

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In 1904 the International Socialist Conference in Amsterdam, the Sixth Conference of the Second International, called on “all Social Democratic Party organisations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on the First of May for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace.” The date was chosen for “International Workers’ Day” to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago on May 4, 1886. May Day has always been a day for demonstrations by various socialist, communist and anarchist groups since the Second International.

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May Day is one of the most important holidays in the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Cuba and Russia. May Day celebrations usually include large parades with displays of military strength.

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May Day! May Day! Hey Hey Hey Hey It’s The Month Of May>
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“The Chinaman is not the issue here!”

 

From GoHawaii.com:
It’s also Lei Day in Hawaii today!
Hawaiian floral leis are made by braiding seasonal flowers and ferns together.

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Traditional Hawaiian Haku Floral Lei

 



 

All New Haiku!

All New Haiku!

Time for a haiku
5-7-5 poetry
Sweet words with feeling!

We have recently been inspired to write some new poems.
We hope they inspire you! Read them and Enjoy them!

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Horses in the field/With a view of the ocean/Hana-Maui Ranch (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

Horses in the field
With a view of the ocean
Hana-Maui Ranch

Blue skies and contrails
Tuesday morning in April 
Good morning Valley!

Puppies on my bed
My furry little babies
So much energy!

Living the good life!
Keepin’ it clean and sober
One day at a time.

The dogs are barking.
Is there somebody out there?
What walks in the dark?

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Pastrami sandwich
On the beach in Malibu
Picnic by the sea

Saturday full moon
The owl in the pine tree calls
California!

Who? Who? calls the owl
Over and over it cries
Who is it seeking?

A warm night in March
Sushi dinner comfort food
Full moon on Sunday

Start the day over
Want to crawl under my desk
Curl up with the dogs

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Two sleeping puppies
Oh my sweet little babies
After breakfast nap

Let sleeping dogs lie.
What do puppies dream about?
Please don’t wake them up!

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Lahaina Sunset/Party on the Patio/Maui, Hawaii (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

Lahaina Sunset
Party on the Patio
Maui, Hawaii

Stars in the night sky
Shine on crazy diamonds
Sing to the darkness

Puppy in the pen
Where is the “Little Bandit”?
Sleeping on the bed

Sunshine on my face
One more day in paradise
City of Angels

Backyard Birdwatching!
It’s just a beautiful day! 
Two hawks in the tree!

Read our previous Blog! Backyard Birdwatching!> https://joshwilltravel.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/backyard-birdwatching/

Dig your facebook page!
Enjoy the recreation
Pleasant distraction

NOTE: We recently began writing haikus based on the film “The Big Lebowski”
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Please READ OUR OTHER HAIKU BLOGS! 
Search “Haiku” in the box at the top of page ^^^^^^^^^^^^

All poems copyright 2017 JoshWillTravel (yep, I wrote them all)

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A mighty oak tree
A reminder of the past
Standing tall and strong

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A mighty oak tree/A reminder of the past/Standing tall and strong

This is not the end
There will be more, wait and see
More haikus to come

It’s Our Blog’s 4 Year Anniversary!

It’s Our Blog’s 4 Year Anniversary!

WOO HOO! LET’S PARTY! 
CELEBRATE! GET DOWN, GET FUNKY!

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“Loyalty to the Nation all the time,
loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.”
– Mark Twain

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“Suppose you were an idiot,
and suppose you were a member of Congress;
but I repeat myself.”

– Mark Twain

“We have the best government that money can buy.”
– Mark Twain

“There is no distinctly American criminal class
– except Congress.”
– Mark Twain

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FIREWORKS!!!! HAPPY FOURTH ANNIVERSARY!!!!


READ THIS! Former National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis’ message regarding Trump:

READ THIS!

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From the Association of National Park Rangers (US)
Former National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis’ message regarding Trump:
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This morning former Director Jon Jarvis made this statement about recent events involving the National Park Service:

“I have been watching the Trump administration trying unsuccessfully to suppress the National Park Service with a mix of pride and amusement. The NPS is the steward of America’s most important places and the narrator of our most powerful stories, told authentically, accurately, and built upon scientific and scholarly research. The Park Ranger is a trusted interpreter of our complex natural and cultural history and a voice that cannot not be suppressed. Edicts from on-high have directed the NPS to not talk about “national policy”, but permission is granted to use social media for visitor center hours and safety. The ridiculousness of such a directive was immediately resisted and I am not the least bit surprised. So at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta should we not talk about his actions to secure the rights to vote for African Americans in the south, or is that too “national policy”? At Stonewall National Monument in New York City, shall we only talk about the hours you can visit the Inn or is it “national policy” to interpret the events there in 1969 that gave rise to the LGBT movement? Shall we only talk about the historic architecture of the Washington, DC home of Alice Paul and Alva Belmont or is it too “national policy” to suggest their decades of effort to secure the rights of women can be linked directly to the women’s marches in hundreds of cities last weekend? And as we scientifically monitor the rapid decline of glaciers in Glacier National Park, a clear and troubling indicator of a warming planet, shall we refrain from telling this story to the public because the administration views climate change as “national policy”? These are not “policy” issues, they are facts about our nation, it is how we learn and strive to achieve the ideals of our founding documents. To talk about these facts is core to the mission of the NPS. During the Centennial of the National Park Service, we hosted over 300 million visitors (now that is huge) to the National Parks and most came away inspired, patriotic and ready to speak on behalf of the values we hold most dear. The new Administration would be wise to figure out how to support the National Park Service, its extraordinary employees and their millions of fans.”

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Kilauea meets the sea. Volcanoes National Park – Big Island Hawaii

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NOTE: A freeze on federal government hiring was instituted on January 24, 2017 by executive order. The memo, which does not apply to military personnel, states that “no vacant positions existing at noon on January 22, 2017, may be filled and no new positions may be created, except in limited circumstances”

Trump put a freeze on federal government hiring, and it could seriously impact the National Park Service and the need to hire thousands of seasonal rangers and other employees for the summer! Beyond seasonal positions, there are many permanent positions that parks are trying to fill and people who have already been offered permanent jobs but haven’t begun working… this will definitely affect the visitor experience and park safety!

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Waimoku Falls – Haleakala National Park in Hana-Maui, Hawaii

DON’T LET THEM SELL OUR FEDERAL LANDS
TO THE LOGGING, MINING & OIL COMPANIES!

PROTECT THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT!
CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL! (NOT A HOAX)

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“O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties. Above the fruited plain! 
America! America! G-d shed his grace on thee.”
– America the Beautiful
from a poem written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1893
(after a visit to Pikes Peak in Colorado)
music composed by Samuel A. Ward

Pikes Peak, named in honor of American explorer Zebulon Pike, is one of the highest summit of the Rocky Mountains in North America. The 14,115-foot mountain top is located in Pike National Forest, 12 miles southwest of downtown Colorado Springs. The summit of Pikes Peak is a high alpine environment with a polar climate due to its elevation. Snowfall is possible year round at the top and thunderstorms are common in the summertime. Pikes Peak, above 14000 feet, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961.

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JoshWillTravel in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias – Yosemite National Park

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JoshWillTravel in Yosemite National Park (Wawona Tunnel Picture Point)