Martin Luther King Jr Day 2020

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2020

MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
a Federal Holiday observed on the third Monday of January every year.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Born on January 15, 1929 – Murdered on April 4, 1968

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“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

Abraham, Martin And John
written by Dick Holler in 1968
Has anybody here seen my old friend Abraham,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he’s gone.
Has anybody here seen my old friend John,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he’s gone.
Has anybody here seen my old friend Martin,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he’s gone.
Didn’t you love the things they stood for?
Didn’t they try to find some good for you and me?
And we’ll be free,
Someday soon it’s gonna be one day.
Has anybody here seen my old friend Bobby,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
I thought I saw him walkin’ up over the hill
With Abraham, Martin and John.

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“The time is alway right to do what’s right” – Martin Luther King Jr

On November 2, 1983, Ronald Reagan signed a bill making
Martin Luther King Day a federal holiday, effective January 20, 1986.

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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.”
– Martin Luther King Jr

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“Man of the Year” TIME Magazine 1963

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
– Martin Luther King Jr

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NOTE: This Blog Post is going to get POLITICAL. If you are not into current politics, just scroll on by please, but understand that Trump and the Republicans are CRIMINALS.

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The United States has elected a CRIMINAL CON MAN with no morals or ethics. Trump is ignorant and can barely read. He doesn’t know history, politics, world geography, science or correct grammar. He surrounds himself with criminals and the worst people. He has ties to Putin and Russia. He has racists and White Supremacists working in the White House He is guilty of treason, fraud, obstruction of justice and sexual assault.

 

LYIN’ CHEATIN’ CROOKED EVIL DRAFT DODGING TWITTERTROLL DONNY!

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SHUT THE F*CK UP DONNY!

Trump is an Ignorant, Racist, Sexist, Anti-Semetic, Pathological Liar!
Trump mocks the Disabled, war heroes, POWs, Veterans and Gold Star Families!
Trump disparages Women, Mexicans, Latinos, Muslims and African-Americans!
Trump sexually assaults women and is an alleged rapist!
Trump lies, cheats and steals from hard working people!
Trump insults world leaders and threatens our international alliances!
Trump has business dealing with Russia, China, Mexico, Cuba and Saudi Arabia!
Trump admitted to not paying Federal Taxes and still hasn’t released his TAX RETURNS!
Trump is responsible for the BIRTHER LIE and continues to insult President Obama!
Trump denies Climate Change and calls it a Hoax perpetrated by China!

LYIN’ CHEATIN’ CROOKED EVIL DRAFT DODGING TWITTERTROLL DONNY!

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“A president who’d all but call a senator a whore is unfit to clean toilets in Obama’s presidential library or to shine George W. Bush’s shoes” – USA Today’s Editorial Board

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LYIN’ CHEATIN’ CROOKED EVIL DRAFT DODGING TWITTERTROLL DONNY!

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Every Republican in office still supporting Trump
is an enemy of the United States conspiring with foreign enemies
to keep themselves in power.

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LYIN’ CHEATIN’ CROOKED EVIL DRAFT DODGING TWITTERTROLL DONNY!

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Updated 01-16-2020: The USGAO says Trump broke the law.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”  ~ T. S. Eliot

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Goodbye 2019! Happy New Year 2020!
(and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out)

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LAST DAY OF THE DECADE! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!

NOTE: A couple people posted that the decade doesn’t end until the end of 2020….
and that’s WRONG. It’s the 20s tomorrow.
Your decade can end when you want, but mine ends at midnight.

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What does the FUTURE hold? What will happen to you in 2020?
What will you do different? What will you change?
Do you have a New Years’ Resolution? Will you actually keep it?

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“Should old acquaintance be forgot”….

For all my Friends, and you are all my Friends,
We wish you a wonderful and fabulous New Year!
May the coming of January begin a season, and a year, and a decade of happiness!

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December 31st, 2019

PARTY TIME! “It’s time to party hearty Marty!”

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR! CELEBRATE THE END OF 2019!

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We are staying home with the dogs tonight. And we are feeling sick.
As in, NOT FEELING WELL (sore throat…coughing)
– and we don’t go out and socialize with friends when we are sick.

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We are WAITING for the holidays to be over. (not feeling the spirit this year)
But we still put on a Happy Face and play along with the festivities as best we can.
We usually count January 6th, Twelfth Night, as the end of the winter holiday season.

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No matter where you go, there you are.

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A TOAST: “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams” for 2020!

IF YOU ARE GOING OUT, HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!

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Celebrate 2020
Do a “J” for New Years Eve!
Happy New Year Dudes!

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Aiko Aiko All Night!

We saw Dead & Co at the Fabulous Forum on Friday night 12-27-19 and had a lot of fun.
So we’ll call that our New Years Eve party this year. (and we’ll probably watch the concert from San Francisco on the interweb tonight if we can)

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Dead & Co LIVE at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California

“Truckin’, got my chips cashed in.
Keep truckin’, like the doo-dah man
Together more or less in line, just keep truckin’ on.”

NOTE: We’ll probably do a Blog Post about the concert, and we still have to finish and post our Blog about Dead in the Dome 2.0 – The Melvin Seals & JerryGarciaBand concert.

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Grateful Dead New Year’s Eve December 31st Performances:

*1966 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA
*1968 Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA
1969 Boston Tea Party, Boston MA
1970 Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA
1971 Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA
1972 Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA
1976 Cow Palace, Daly City CA
1977 Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA
1978 Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA
1979 Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland CA
1980 Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland CA
1981 Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland CA
1982 Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland CA
1983 Civic Auditorium, San Francisco CA
1984 Civic Auditorium, San Francisco CA
1985 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland CA
1986 Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland CA
1987 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland CA
1988 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland CA
1989 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland CA
1990 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland CA
1991 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland CA
*no recording available
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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! – VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! – VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! – VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! – VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

Another new year.
Three hundred sixty six days!
The future is here.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019!

We are extremely grateful! Thank You!
Thank You Loyal Readers! Thank You Friends! Thank You to Our Family!
We wish you HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Turkey Day!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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“And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast”
– The Eagles’ Hotel California

We are hosting The Thanksgiving Feast again this year, as we do every year. There will soon be 15-20 people in our kitchen, living room, dining room and big den enjoying fabulous food and wonderful desserts. The last couple days have been prep for the party and early this morning we baked our (make it every year or get ready for guilt) Grandma’s Cherry Cheesecake. The recipe is available in a previous Blog Post if you are interested, link below or use the Search Box at the top of the page.^^^^^scroll up^^^^^

NOTE: Our “Guest coming from the furthest place” was my sister’s good friend, who came from Stratford-upon-Avon, England this year to party with us!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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A woman was looking over the turkeys at the grocery store,
but she couldnt find one that was big enough for her family.
She asked the stockboy…”do these get any bigger?
The stockboy said “no ma’am, they’re dead.

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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

 

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“EAT ME!”

 

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NFL FOOTBALL! Tradition!
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

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Last Minute Interception! Game Over! Da Bears Win 24-20!

 

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Buffalo beat Dallas 26-15

 

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New Orleans beat Atlanta 26-18

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

 

This is from last year, but it happened again!
Our food supply is not safe. (sorry to bum you out)

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And then there’s the food for Thanksgiving ….

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A Big Bird! Turkey Time 2019!

On The Menu: Turkey with gravy and 2 kinds of stuffing/dressing, garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams, corn pudding, cranberry sauce, creamed spinach, green bean casserole, roasted veggies & yams, deviled eggs, fresh baked challah bread, fruit plate,
Grandma’s cherry cheesecake, chocolate cake, apple pie & pumpkin pie with whipped cream, homemade cookies & fudge, wine, vodka, tequila, coke, egg nog, and coffee/espresso

 

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Just Desserts!

Grandma’s Cherry Cheesecake 2019:

 

Enjoy it.

A Quick Warning for Our Friends:
USE CAUTION! Your mental health may be severely impacted by the holidays!

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TIME TO MAKE THE CHEESECAKE! GRANDMA’S CHERRY CHEESECAKE!

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UPDATED Saturday, November 30, 2019: Leftovers Day 1

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Leftovers Day 1: Hot Turkey sandwich (open face) with stuffing and gravy on challah bread, creamed spinach, cranberry sauce, and a dill pickle

NOVEMBER 2019

NOVEMBER 2019

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“Bladerunner” The Future is NOW!

Silence is the sound
Cold night, First of November
Waiting for the Sun

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Feliz Dia de Los Muertos!

November the third,
Did you fall backwards last night?
Daylight Savings time!

FALL BACKWARD! Get an extra hour…. daylight savings sucks.

BBQ Dinner at the Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, California

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BBQ Dinner at the Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA

On The Menu: BBQ baby back ribs, beer battered onion rings, fried mac’n’cheese, baked beans, pickled onion, bread (& mini cornbread muffins) and butter and a coke to drink.

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Bread, mini cornbread muffins and butter

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BBQ baby back ribs, beer battered onion rings, fried mac’n’cheese, baked beans, pickled onion, bread (& mini cornbread muffins) and butter and a coke

MONDAY! Read our previous Blog Post “Someone’s Got a Case of the Mondays”

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The Boys say “Good Morning!”

They erected a new statue on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills and Ringo Starr was there for the dedication! “PEACE AND LOVE!”

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“PEACE AND LOVE!” Statue in Beverly Hills, California

And here in Los Angeles we remember the Borderline Saloon mass shooting and the Woolsey Fire that burned everything all the way to Malibu last year in November 2018.

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One Year Later – Remember The Things We Lost In The Woolsey Fire!

NOTE: Please read our previous Blog Posts about the Paramount Ranch and the fire.

We are WORLDWIDE! Here are all the places we’ve been Nov 3-7, 2019:

November 9, 2019 – (One More Saturday Night) Went to the WisDome in downtown Los Angeles for a VIP Experience “Dead in the Dome 2.0” with Melvin Seals, the Jerry Garcia Band, Steve Kimock and DJ Logic with art projections by Jerry Garcia.
Coming Soon to a Blog Post near you!

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“Dead in the Dome” 11-9-19

Veteran’s Day 2019 – We thank all those who have served their country.

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Veteran’s Day 2019! Wave That Flag!

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And it’s only the 12th…. TUESDAY! TUESDAY MORNING! TUESDAY AFTERNOON!

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“When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.” ~ Frank Sinatra

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“Enjoyin’ My Coffee”

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“I Am The Pumpkin King!”

PUMPKIN TIME! 

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Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds

Q: Is Pumpkin a vegetable or fruit?

A pumpkin is a winter squash plant. Cucurbita pepo is the most common pumpkin.
They are round with a smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and most often they are orange.

A: Pumpkin is a FRUIT because it’s an edible seed-bearing structure of a flowering plant. Many fruits that are not sweet, like tomatoes, beans, green peppers, avocados, etc. are mistakenly called vegetables.

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Hollowed Out Pumpkin (with seeds and pulp removed)

Pumpkin, when sliced and cut, can be roasted, puréed into soup or baked into pies.
The pumpkin seeds are also edible and highly nutritious.

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds!
Separate seeds from pulp using a colander and a bowl. The seeds float. Clear the pulp. Rinse seeds and pat dry (as dry as possible). Combine in a bowl with olive oil and salt.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place seeds on foil or on a sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
Spice as desired. (We used curry-ginger-cayenne-salt-brown sugar on these)

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Pumpkin is high in vitamins and minerals and low in calories. It’s a great source of beta-carotene, a carotenoid that is converted into vitamin A. Pumpkin also contains the antioxidants alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin and many others, which may protect cells against damage by free radicals. These compounds are linked to lower risks of stomach, throat, pancreas and breast cancers. Pumpkin is high in vitamins A and C, which can help boost the immune system. It is also a good source for of vitamin E, iron and folate which strengthen immunity as well. Pumpkin also has potassium, vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, which have been linked to heart and other health benefits.

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“I Am The Pumpkin King!”

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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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The Day of the Dude Again! Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 ~ Takin’ it Easy

The Day of the Dude Again!
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 ~ Takin’ it Easy

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“Yeah man, well you know, the Dude Abides.” – The Dude

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HAPPY DAY OF THE DUDE!
CELEBRATE and ENJOY IT!

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March 6th is the anniversary of “The Big Lebowski” 1998 release.
We celebrate the annual sacred High Holiday of Dudeism as “The Day of the Dude”

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“For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone.” – Psalms 103:16

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“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.”
– The Dude

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We are an Ordained Dudeist Priest of The Church of The Latter-Day Dude.
(And we are available for weddings, parties and other occasions)

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DUDEISM: 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.

NOTE: There are some states and counties that are very undude. First check with the County Clerk where the ceremony is to be performed to confirm or disconfirm whether Dudeist ceremonies are cool and legal.

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“The lazier a man is, the more he plans to do tomorrow.” – Norwegian Proverb

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“To a lazy man every day is a holiday.” – Turkish Proverb

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“Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.”
– Kierkegaard

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“We revel in the laxness of the path we take.” ― Charles Baudelaire



 

Valentine’s Day 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day 2019

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That is all.

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Huzzah Shakespeare! See our previous Blog Post!
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Candy for you! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Flowers for YOU! Happy Valentine’s Day!



 

It’s Groundhog Day!

“It’s Groundhog Day!” (again)

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“BING!”

 

“Ned… Ryerson. “Needlenose Ned”? “Ned the Head”? C’mon, buddy. Case Western High. Ned Ryerson: I did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Bing! Ned Ryerson: got the shingles real bad senior year, almost didn’t graduate? Bing, again. Ned Ryerson: I dated your sister Mary Pat a couple times until you told me not to anymore? Well?”

 

“Ned?”
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February 2nd is always Groundhog Day!

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“Don’t drive angry!”

The Groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as  the woodchuck (aka chuck, wood-shock, groundpig, whistlepig, whistler, thickwood badger, Canada marmot, monax, moonack, weenusk, red monk and, among French Canadians, siffleux), is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots.

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“There is no way that this winter is *ever* going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any other way out. He’s got to be stopped.
….And I have to stop him.”

EXTREME COLD ACROSS THE UNITED STATES! Stay warm!

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“You want a prediction about the weather, you’re asking the wrong Phil. I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.”

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Punxsutawney is the largest incorporated municipal borough in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. The largest Groundhog Day celebration in the United States takes place every February 2nd at Gobbler’s Knob with Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog, who predicts the weather. According to tradition, if Phil sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, there will be an “early spring.”
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1886 was the first time that Groundhog Day appeared in the Punxsutawney newspaper and February 2, 1887, was the first official ceremony at Gobbler’s Knob.

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2019: Punxsutawney Phil predicts an “EARLY SPRING”!

“This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.”

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2019: EARLY SPRING!

“When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn’t imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.”

Phil is kept in a special enclosure at the town library. The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle takes care of Phil year-round and they script the Groundhog Day ceremonies in advance, with the decision on whether he’ll see his shadow made in advance.

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NOTE:
There is only one Punxsutawney Phil, and all other groundhogs are impostors!

Groundhog Day is rooted in a Celtic and Germanic tradition and the pagan holiday of Imbolc, also known as Candlemas. When German immigrants settled in Pennsylvania, they transferred the tradition to the local wildlife, replacing hedgehogs with groundhogs.

If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Come, Winter, have another flight;
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Go Winter, and come not again.

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“Groundhog Day” is a 1993 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and stars Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a TV weatherman caught in a time loop during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event, repeatedly reliving the same day.
NOTE: The film was shot in Woodstock, Illinois, not Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
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“Groundhog Day, The Musical” is also musical comedy stage play with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and book by Danny Rubin. Based on the 1993 film of the same name.

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Groundhog Club HQ – 200 West Mahoning St, Ste 1, Punxsutawney, PA 15767
http://www.groundhog.org

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Not-So-Nice Marmot!

February 1st, 2019 – Rabbit, Rabbit.

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When’s Easter?