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FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!

FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!
We wrote this Blog Post and everything is burning right now.
It’s really HOT! So let’s take a little trip on FlashbackFriday!
(Please do not read this Blog Post in a crowded theatre)

Ready? Aim. FIRE!

“Come on, baby, light my fireTry to set the night on fire!”

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The element is FIRE!
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LEO has the most fundamental relationship with FIRE.
When confronted with challenges,
fire’s influence becomes obvious.
While others quit in the face of adversity,

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LEOs are inspired by burning passion and enthusiasm.
Embrace fire’s positive qualities,
and always work towards achieving the goal.
Be aware of fire’s negative influence,
it can stir impatience and impulsivity.

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LEO the Lion (July 22 – August 23) is the fifth sign of the zodiac.
It corresponds to the constellation LEO
and comes after Cancer and before Virgo.
The sign spans the 120th to 150th degree of celestial longitude.

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Burning Man 2014 “Embrace” burns!

“You’re Fired.” (who said that?)

“Burn out the day! Burn out the night!
I can’t see no reason to put up a fight.
I’m living for givin’ the devil his due.
And I’m burnin’, I’m burnin’, I’m burnin’ for you!”

FIRE (definitions):

combustion or burning, in which substances combine chemically with oxygen
from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke.
destructive burning of something

a collection of fuel, especially wood or coal, burned in a controlled way
to provide heat or a means for cooking.

start (an engine or other device)
supply (a furnace, engine, boiler, or power station) with fuel, ignite.

luminosity, glow, blaze, inferno, flames

a burning sensation in the body.
fervent or passionate emotion or enthusiasm.

stimulate or excite (the imagination or an emotion), show sudden anger.
generate a physical impulse or contraction.

one of the four elements in ancient and medieval philosophy and in astrology.

discharge a gun or other weapon to explosively propel (a bullet or projectile).
the shooting of projectiles from weapons, especially bullets from guns.

dismiss (an employee) from a job, discharge, show them the door,
escort them out, lay off, let go, axe, give them the boot.

strong criticism or antagonism.

bake or dry (pottery, bricks, etc.) in a kiln or hot oven.

“Tell me now, baby, is he good to you?
And can he do to you the things that I do? Oh no,
I can take you higher. Oh oh oh, I’m on fire”

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The fire person has leadership qualities, dynamic passion,
and is decisive, self-confident, positive, and assertive.
The direction associated with Fire is South, and the season is summer,
which makes it the fixed element for the animal signs Snake and Horse

The Snake:
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Fire (Chinese: ; pinyin: huǒ) is the prosper of the matter,
or the matter’s prosperity stage, the second of the Wu Xing, the Five Phases.

In the regenerative cycle of Wu Xing, wood engenders Fire
as fire is generated by rubbing together two pieces of wood
and it must be fueled by burning wood;
Fire begets earth as fire reduces everything to ashes,
which become a part of the earth again.
In the conquest cycle, water overcomes Fire
as nothing will put out a fire as quickly as water. 
Fire overcomes metal as it can only be melted and forged by flame or heat.

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Fire is yang in character. Its motion is upward and its energy is convective.

Fire is associated with the positive emotion of joy
and the negative emotion of hate.

Fire is associated with Summer, the South, the planet Mars and The Sun ,
the color red (associated with extreme luck), hot weather, daylight,
and the Vermilion Bird (Zhu Que)

Organs associated with the Fire element are the Heart (yin)
and small intestine (yang), the tongue and the body’s pulse.

“There’s a fire in my belly…. but it might just be supper.”

Fire attributes are considered to be dynamism, strength, and persistence;
however, it is also connected to restlessness.
The fire element provides warmth, enthusiasm, and creativity;
however, an excess of it can bring aggression, impatience, and impulsive behavior.
In the same way, fire provides heat and warmth; however, an excess can also burn.

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Shadow of a Man – Total Eclipse 2017 in Madras, Oregon

“And the flame still burns
It’s there in my soul for that unfinished goal
And the flame still burns
From a glimmer of then, it lights up again”

Ruling Planet is THE SUN
The Sun, a sphere of hot plasma, is the star at the center of the solar system.
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19. The Sun (XIX) is a Tarot Card from the Major Arcana
this card is associated with attained knowledge
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Material happiness, fortunate marriage, contentment.
Good things and positive outcomes to current struggles.
Reversed: The same in a lesser sense.

An infant rides a white horse under The Sun, sunflowers in the background.
The child of life holds a red flag that represents the blood of renewal.
A smiling sun shines down on the child, which represents accomplishment.
The conscious mind prevails over fear and the illusions of the unconscious.
Innocence is renewed through discovery and brings hope for the future.

The Sun is considered positive and the best card in the Tarot Deck,
It reflects happiness and contentment, vitality, self-confidence and success.

The Temple Burns on Sunday at Burning Man 2017:
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“Burn like Fire! Burn like Fire in Cairo!”

The Fire Knife Dance began in the ancient Polynesian demonstration of ailao,
a ceremonial performance of the Samoan warrior’s display of strength with a war club.
Fire dancing aka “poi spinning” began in the Maori’s war tradition in New Zealand.

It’s a Hawaiian Luau Tradition!
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Also called fire spinning, fire performance, fire twirling or fire manipulation.
Fire performance typically involves equipment or other objects
made with one or more wicks which are designed to sustain
a large enough flame to create a visual effect.

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THE CHINESE MOON FESTIVAL is Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Moon
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“Burn Baby, Burn”
p.s. WE ARE NOT DONE YET.




CV! Part 181 – It’s 7-11 Weekend! (Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday)

CV! Part 181 – It’s 7-11 Weekend! (Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday)

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Saturday, July 10, 2021 – It’s 710 Happy Dab Day!
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NOTE:
We don’t dab. No we don’t. It’s bad for you.

“710, or 7/10, is widely considered to be a holiday for consuming cannabis oil products, including dabs and concentrates. If you turn 710 upside down it spells OIL, a word that’s used to describe cannabis products that are highly potent (hash oil, shatter, wax, resin, etc.) 710 day occurs annually on July 10th, or 7/10”

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1:11am: S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y! Morning!

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2:40pm: Good Afternoon!
We were up all night and went to bed around 6:00am.
We slept for an hour and woke up and took the dog outside.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. We got the newspapers.
We went back to bed. We woke up and went back to bed.
Then we woke up and started our day around noon.
We drank an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We took the dogs outside. It’s a beautiful day today. It’s HOT again.
And now the dogs are sleeping all over the Home Office.

On The Menu: Lunchtime! 2 Hotdogs with mustard, dill pickle,
1/2 an avocado, potato chips, cherries, and a nectarine
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7:00pm: Good Evening Everybody! “S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT!”
We made some food. We watched TV and surfed the internet.
We took a nap. We played with the dogs. The dogs went outside.
The dogs got fed. “Live from the Home Office, it’s Saturday Night!”

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10:50pm: We drank a glass of cran-raspberry-orange juice.
We attempted to clean the Home Office a little…. yeah, nice try.
“The journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step.”
TIME TO GET ORGANIZED! GOTTA DEAL WITH ALL THE STUFF!
(read our previous Blog Posts about Storage and Stuff for more info)

11:50pm: We ate a little ice cream and then a frozen banana with chocolate sauce.
That’s our dinner. And we took the Big Dog outside. And now he’s chillin’ here.

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Sunday, July 11, 2021 – It’s 7-11 Day!

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7-Eleven, Inc. is an American international chain of convenience stores,
headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
The chain was founded in 1927 as an ice house storefront in Dallas.
It was named Tote’m Stores between 1928 and 1946.- wikipedia
The name was changed in 1946 to “7-Eleven” because of their new
extended hours: 7:00am – 11:00pm, seven days a week.

12:35am: And now it’s after midnight. It’s Sunday morning. It’s 7-11-21.

5:36am: We watched “The Tomorrow War” on Prime this morning. Twice.
CGI and computer graphics have come a long way. It was pretty f*ckin’ cool.

7:00am: The dogs started barking before 6:00am. So we didn’t sleep.

11:55am: We took the dogs outside. The dogs got fed. We went back to bed.
We woke up and went back to bed. We slept. We woke up and made BRUNCH.

On The Menu: 2 Hotdogs with mustard, cheese and chopped onion, dill pickle,
1/2 an avocado, potato chips, and an iced espresso to drink
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12:45pm: After brunch and noon now.

3:35pm: We took a short nap. We took the dogs outside. It’s HOT.
We’re chilling’ with the dogs in the Home Office.

On The Menu: BBQ Chicken and bacon chopped salad
with avocado and ranch dressing for dinner.
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Sunday night recap. Nothing happened.
We surfed the interweb and watched TV. Listened to podcasts.
And then we fell asleep early.


Monday, July 12, 2021

Twenty, Twenty-One
Another day in the life
The twelfth of July

12:10am: We fell asleep and just woke up a little before midnight.
Happy Monday.

3:45am: We just drank an iced espresso.

10:55am: We went to bed around 6:00am. And we slept a little.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ACROSS THE WESTERN UNITED STATES!
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4:40pm: We made an iced espresso at noon. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
And then we took a nap with the dogs.
We woke up and now we are SO FUCKING MAD. WTF?
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And we got some food to eat finally. We feel better now.

On The Menu: chicken breast, toasted sesame bagel with cream cheese,
dill pickle, strawberries, and poundcake with an iced espresso to drink

6:25pm: The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. We took the dog outside.

11:00pm: We fell asleep. We woke up. We made and ate some food.
On The Menu: Chicken taco with salsa verde and cran-raspberry-orange juice to drink
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Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – DO NOT TRAVELTUESDAY!

Happy birthday Woody Guthrie!
Happy birthday Cheech Marin!

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On this day in 1985, the LIVE AID concerts were held in Philadelphia and London
to raise money to “Feed The World” and provide starvation relief in Ethiopia.
We were on the beach at the Grateful Dead concert in Ventura.

3:05am: We ate some Grater’s Ice Cream at 3AM!
(Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate Chip)

8:40am: And we’re awake again. We slept a little. There were dogs barking.
We woke up and didn’t really get back to sleep. And now we’re awake.

9:25am: We made a double iced espresso.
And it’s raining outside! Well, drizzling or sprinkling.
WATER IS FALLING FROM THE SKY! And some of it is reaching the ground.

10:50am: Well, it stopped “raining” but it’s still gray out.
Reminds us of a Marin County Summer morning, the color, the temp, the humidity.
We took the dog outside. We played with the dog. We’re chillin’ on Tuesday.

12:30pm: We took a short unplanned nap with the dog…. and now we’re up again.
We took the dog outside. And we took the dog outside again.

The Emmy Nominations were announced today in Hollywood.
We know someone nominated. He was on KTLA with Sam Rubin this morning.

Disneyland’s “Jungle Cruise” got a remodel during the pandemic closure.
All the controversial scenes (with the African natives) have been changed.
The classic Adventureland theme park ride re-opens this week.

2:15pm: We made an iced espresso
and we ate a toasted sesame bagel with cream cheese

3:05pm: Published a new Blog Post! “Vintage Disney Storage Finds #10 – Mugs!”peewee promo
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4:30pm: We took a shower.

6:00pm: We have company! Real live people in the house today.
Family visiting from a FOREIGN COUNTRY! Unmasked and personal!
Hugs, handshakes, hor d’oeuvres…. and we’re going to have dinner.
A LITTLE TOO WEIRD. They are tested and vaccinated, but it’s weird.
Our step-sister and her husband and children are here.
They are from the Czech Republic.
And they’re driving to San Francisco tomorrow. Not what we would do….
We advised them to take the 101 north, and not Interstate 5, or Highway 1,
because of the Central Valley heat, the scenery and nice places to stop on US 101,
and the truck traffic on the 5 freeway and tourist traffic on Highway 1.

US 101 will take you through the city of San Francisco and across
the Golden Gate Bridge, through Marin County, and all the way to Oregon.
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California Interstate 5 to 580 and across the Bay Bridge into San Francisco.
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NOTE: The tolls are on the 580 going west into the city at the Bay Bridge.
There is NO TOLL on the Golden Gate Bridge going north, leaving the city.

7:50pm: First Family Dinner in 16 months.
On The Menu: Cornish game hen, stuffing, corn on the cob, salad,
and watermelon, with cran-raspberry-orange juice to drink
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8:20pm: Well my step-sister’s son is 12 and he can shred on the guitar.
Kid is jammin’ tunes on an acoustic Gibson, but he says he plays electric.
We bought him a new Ibanez electric guitar with all the bells and whistles.
He says he plays by ear when we recommend a YouTube site: JDarks
with guitar tabs and instruction.
Would love to have him do “reaction vids” as he discovers new music!

9:25pm: We sat him down and showed him a couple “old school” YouTube vids.
Then they served the ice cream and we were done with the music lesson.
And so we enjoyed some ice cream for dessert too.
We gave them some travel tips for their trip to San Francisco.
And they just left the house. It was fun to see them and sort of play uncle….
(we like kids when we can give them back) and it’s been three years.

“San Francisco’s Cable Cars Will Be Free to Ride When They Come Back in August”
So they won’t be riding the cable cars this week. They were closed for the pandemic.
But they announced the return of the Cable Cars today, and they’ll be FREE for a month.

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom, who is now being recalled,
announced all kinds of good stuff today: Rent subsidies. Grants for small business.
All kinds of other money for people. Hallelujah!

10:29pm: And all is quiet now. Everyone is gone and the dogs are napping.

BREAKING NEWS: 17 MILLION GALLONS OF UNTREATED SEWAGE
WAS RELEASED INTO THE OCEAN ONE MILE OFF OF EL SEGUNDO
ON SUNDAY NIGHT! THE LOS ANGELES BEACHES ARE TOTALLY POLLUTED!
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Well, at least they’re cleaning up the Homeless Encampments on Venice Beach.
Could take a couple months, and the Homeless problem isn’t going away.
They’re going to make Mayor Garcetti the new Ambassador to India….
(Okay, we just can’t do Garcetti this morning – HE IS SUCH AN ASSHOLE!)

WARNING! COVID-19 (Delta Variant) CASES ARE INCREASING AGAIN!
IT’S THE 4th CONSECUTIVE DAY OF MORE THAN 1000 NEW COVID-19 CASES
IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY!
WEAR A (DOUBLE) MASK! KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCING!


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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in Summer of 2021!

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PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WON! And TRUMP LOST! 

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NOTE: SIX MONTHS AGO, TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS
TRIED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES! 

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LET THE FIRINGS BEGIN!
“President Biden asked Andrew Saul, a Trump appointee, to resign as Social Security Commissioner, a White House official said. Saul refused and was subsequently notified his employment as commissioner was terminated immediately.” – MSNBC

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“Your Time Is Up.”
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CV! Part 180 – TOO HOT IN LAS VEGAS! (Thursday-Friday)

CV! Part 180 – TOO HOT IN LAS VEGAS!  (Thursday-Friday)

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
Skagway, Alaska – today is the Soapy Smith Wake (held annually since 1974).

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It’s National Chocolate with Almonds Day!
And it’s National Blueberry Day!
And it’s National Freezer Pop Day too!

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1:15am: Well, FUCK IT.
We should have gone to Las Vegas. FUCK. Fuck. fuck.

6:35am: We ate leftover sushi. We ate some Ben&Jerry’s Ice Cream.
We drank an iced espresso. We slept a little with the dog. But not very much.
We took the dog outside, The dogs got fed.

11:30am:  Now wait just one minute.
“I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW!” – THE BLACK IS GONE!
Wordpress finally fixed the error/bug in the text editor
and the black screen is finally gone gone gone!
(let’s hope it is a permanent fix…. because you know)

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NOTE: It was a problem for THREE WEEKS before the bug was fixed.

We went back to bed. We woke up. The housekeeper is here.
We took the dogs outside. And now we’re back in the Home Office.
The dogs are chill and so are we.
It’s Thursday and we are actually not in good mood.
TOO MUCH FUCKERY LAST NIGHT SET US OFF!

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It’s a beautiful day out…. FUCKIN’ HOT already at 11:00am.
And it’s “EARTHQUAKE WEATHER” and there’s a weird light today.
So, we have sh*t to do. Lot’s of sh*t to do. And we need a PLAN.
Is the CoronaVirus Pandemic ever going to end? We are still blogging.
Some people are acting like it’s done. Some like it never happened.
WAKE UP MOTHERF*CKERS! It’s not over. This virus is a weapon.
It didn’t come from bats and a Chinese open-air market….
IT WAS RELEASED FROM THE WEAPONS LAB DOWN THE STREET.
But don’t quote us yet…. they still want you to believe the lies.

NOTE: A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Little Antelope Valley,
California,
near the Nevada border at 3:49pm local time on July 8, 2021.

5:55pm: We took a nap. We watched TV and surfed the interweb.
We published our “Dandelions” Blog Post. We worked on other stuff.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We listened to some podcasts this afternoon. We made some dinner.

On The Menu: We had to use the thin-cut top sirloin steak in the fridge.
And we had fresh ginger leftover from sushi last night,
so Ginger beef with Korean BBQ sauce and stir-fried broccoli with garlic.
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7:00pm: We took the big dog outside and gave him some one-on-one attention.
We made and drank another iced espresso.

And we got a pursuit! But it didn’t last very long.
PIT Manuever, foot bail, and Suspect in Custody!
“Run Forrest! Run!”
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8:00pm: We took the dogs outside again.

Recapping Thursday night. We watched TV and surfed the interweb.
We also listened to podcasts on the tele while we worked on stuff.

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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in Summer of 2021!

Everyday more new sh*t comes to light.
TRUMP AND TRUMP’S FAMILY’S MANY LIES AND CRIMES!
THE GOP TRAITORS AND THE TRUMP STOOGES INVOLVEMENT IN THE
ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES!

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NOTE: SIX MONTHS AGO, TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS
TRIED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES! 

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

LOCK THEM ALL UP!


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“Tune in. Turn on. Drop out.” – Dr. Timothy Leary


Friday, July 9, 2021 – the 190th day of the year, only 175 days until 2022.
Happy birthday Tom Hanks!

On this day in 1868 – The 14th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified,
guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons due process of law.
BLACKLIVESMATTER!

9:30am: We woke up around 4:30am because the Air-conditioner turned on automatically and it was freezing! Like “Vegas Motel Room Cold” and we got up and turned it off…. but we were semi-awake. We may have added stuff to this Blog Post and our just published “King Cotton Blues” Blog Post while we were awake…. then we went back to bed with the little dog. And we woke up at 8:00am. The dogs went outside and got fed. We made an iced espresso.

We’ve been watching YouTube vids this morning.
And we just published our “King Cotton Blues” Blog Post.
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And it’s National Sugar Cookie Day!

Sugar Cookies!

Ingredients:
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and baking powder) and mix well.
Roll dough into teaspoon sized balls, and place them on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes (or until golden).
Let stand two minutes before moving the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
Decorate with candies or icing or crystalline sugar if desired.


“We’re having’ a heatwave….”
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It’s HOT! And it’s gonna be HOT. All week long…. all summer long.

11:15am: We took the dogs outside again. We worked on this Blog Post.
We worked on another new Blog Post too. Thinking about some food now.

4:15pm: We made some lunch. And then we took a nap.
On The Menu: Turkey and cheese sandwich on toasted sourdough
with a dill pickle and cran-raspberry juice to drink
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5:05pm: We woke up. We took the dogs outside. We drank an iced espresso.
We are chilling’ with the dogs in the Home Office on Friday evening in July.

And it’s also National Motorcycle Day! (the second Friday of July)
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Just sayin’…. DO NOT FORGET WHAT HAPPENED!
606000+ US CITIZENS ARE DEAD FROM COVID-19.
So many deaths could have been prevented and avoided.
TRUMP, FOXNEWS, AND THE GOP TRAITORS CAUSED THIS!
AND FUCK YOU TOO SOUTH DAKOTA!

8:50pm: We ordered food for delivery for dinner.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
The food came. We ate.

On The Menu: Indian food. Chicken coconut curry, chicken tikka (boneless tandoori), bangin bharta (eggplant), basmati rice, raita (yogurt), onion kulcha (flatbread), a samosa (not pictured), and a mango nectar to drink215382236_4923992950960565_2850901904590811332_n


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CV! Part 177 – The End of June! (Mon-Tues-Wed)

CV! Part 177 – The End of June (Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday)
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ACROSS THE WESTERN UNITED STATES!
ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES!

Monday, June 28, 2021 – It’s NATIONAL ALASKA DAY!
On January 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th state.

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Map of Alaska!

Happy birthday Kathy Bates!
Happy birthday John Elway!
Happy birthday John Cusack!

NATIONAL PAUL BUNYAN DAY

7:11am: Monday morning. We were up way before 6:00am today.
We took the dog outside. We ate a peanut butter and honey sandwich.
We tried to go back to bed. We took the dogs outside. The dogs got fed.

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8:15am: We got the newspapers and made an iced espresso.
We’ve watched the pilot and two episodes of “Deadwood” on HBO already this morning. Such a great show! And the first few episodes!!!!
You just have to watch it, and watch it more than once!
Trying to figure out what to do today…. we don’t know.
Well, we have to eat something now. So we’ll do that.

10:45am: We made another iced espresso, but no food.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
The housekeeper is here now. The dogs are chillin’ in the other room.
The postman came and we just got the mail.

NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY!
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Logistics (noun):
– the detailed coordination and implementation of complex operations involving many people, facilities, or supplies
– the organization of moving, housing, and supplying troops and equipment.
– the commercial activity of transporting goods to customers.
– the management of the flow of things between the point of origin
and the point of consumption to meet the requirements of customers or corporations

3:50pm: It’s Monday afternoon. It’s elfin’ HOT! We took a nice nap.
We woke up and took the dog outside. That’s how we know it’s HOT.
We made an iced espresso. We’re back in the Home Office with the dog.
The housekeeper finished and is long gone. Time for a little “Tenacious D”.
And we still haven’t eaten anything today. How are we not hungry as usual?
We ate some nuts and drank the iced espresso.

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Excessive Heat Warning!

134°F in Death Valley, CA
123°F in Palm Springs, CA
117°F in Salem, OR
115°F in Portland, OR
108°F in Las Vegas, NV
103°F in Reno, NV

And here’s what’s HOT on our Blog today: (as of 5:25pm PST)

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6:30pm: We took the dogs outside, We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.

NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY

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Stephen Tobolowsky as Ned “Needlenose” Ryerson (He did the whistling bellybutton trick…)

The cow is in a 30 day quarantine at Farm Sanctuary -“Animals are Friends”
And it’s a fucking news story on ABC7 at 6:45pm. JUST EAT THAT COW.

9:50pm:  We did a load of laundry this morning.
We did some stuff around the house and yard.
We waited for our dinner to arrive.
Watched a couple episodes of “Antiques Roadshow”.

On The Menu: Southwestern BBQ chopped chicken salad from CPK.
We added avocado and swapped out their ranch dressing for Hidden Valley.
Some bread included too.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – International Day of the Tropics!
ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES!

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A beautiful Waikoloa sunset on the Big Island of Hawaii (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

June 29th is also National Statistics Day, but who’s counting?

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8:15am: We’re up. Awake before our time….
we tried to sleep. BUT NOOOOOOO!
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We got the newspapers. We made a double espresso with whipped cream.

11:30am: We went back to bed for a little bit. We woke up.
The mobile dog groomer is here now and three little dogs are getting washed and cut. We made an iced espresso.

8:45pm: Recapping Tuesday. We got the water bottles. We got the mail.
The groomers finished and left. And  the dogs are clean and pretty.
The Awning Guys came and replaced an awning in the backyard.
We took a short nap with the dogs.
We ate a toasted cheese sandwich with a dill pickle and a carrot.
We took another nap with the dogs. We woke up and took the dogs outside.
The dogs got fed. We got some groceries. We ate some dinner.

On The Menu: Fried chicken with BBQ sauce, celery & carrot sticks, cherries,
and an iced espresso to drink
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11:25pm: And so goes Tuesday. It was kind of a long day…..
and place your bets now: will we sleep at all tonight?


Wednesday, June 30, 2021 – National Social Media Day!

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NOTE: Today is NOT National Mai Tai Day. August 30 is National Mai Tai Day.
August 30 is the anniversary of the day in 1944 when Victor J. “Trader Vic” Bergeron
created the classic cocktail in Oakland, California. (but you can still have a one today)

WORLD ASTEROID DAY!
It’s on the anniversary of the 1908 Tunguska impact in Siberia.

Don’t you know that you are a shooting star?
And all the world will love you just as long, long as you are!

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Shadow of a Man Total Eclipse in Madras, Oregon

1:35pm: Wide awake after midnight.

6:10am: We slept. We woke up. It’s Wednesday morning.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We ate a toasted bagel with cream cheese and made an iced espresso.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

12:15pm: We got the newspapers. We got the mail.
We went back to bed with the dog for a little bit. We woke up.
We made some food for lunch.

1:05pm: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. And it’s HOT.
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We are inside with the lights off and the ceiling fan and air conditioning on.

On The Menu: Lunch! Fried chicken breast, dill pickle, celery & carrot sticks,
and an iced espresso to drink

6:15pm: We spent the day with the dogs. The gardener came and went.
We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.

This just in: Indictments of the Trump Organization have been filed
by the Grand Jury and will be unsealed tomorrow!
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10:00pm: We took a nap. We woke up. We just ate some dinner.
On The Menu: 2 hot dogs with mustard, chopped onions, and cheese;
and potato chips, and a Dr Pepper to drink
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Remembering “Mister Guitar” Chet Atkins today.


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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in the Summer of 2021!

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ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES!  End the madness!




CV! Part 176 – PTSD WEEKEND! (Fri-Sat-Sun)

CV! Part 176 – PTSD WEEKEND! (Friday-Saturday-Sunday)

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John McAfee RIP…. Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself.
McAfee “committed suicide” in a Spanish prison? REALLY?
Is it a conspiracy theory if the victim predicts his own death?
NOTE: It already appears that the mainstream media is just going to bury the story.
DO YOU TRUST THE US GOVERNMENT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH?

Was he an “Enemy of the State” or did he just know too much about certain people?
And what about Jeffrey Epstein? And the Deutsche Bank Banker? Suicides? Really?


Friday, June 25, 2021 – It’s the Last Friday of the Month!

It’s Anthony Bourdain Day! Today would have been his 65th birthday. The celebrity chef, author, world traveler, and TV personality killed himself on June 8, 2018.
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On this day in 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer FAILED.
The 7th United States Cavalry was defeated by Sioux and Cheyenne Warriors at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory (aka “Custer’s Last Stand”).
There were 268 dead and 55 severely wounded U.S. soldiers (and others) when the battle was over.

4:55am: It’s Friday morning! Have a nice day.
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It’s the weekend.
Not that anything is any different from the rest of the week.
It’s going to be HOT here, maybe 100 degrees on Sunday.

7:35am: And we took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.

Remember that cow that went missing after they escaped from the slaughterhouse?
They found it yesterday morning in Whittier Narrows park.
OKAY, WTF? Diane Warren (Hollywood Elite) is going to pay to send it to a sanctuary.
And a bunch of a**holes are now protesting outside the meatpacking plant,
because they want the other 38 cows to be “pardoned” instead of becoming steaks.
Seriously, fuciking cows and people protesting meat are big news in Los Angeles……..
And MORE Britney Spears court news…

RECORD HEAT! EXTEME DROUGHT! “We’re having a heat wave.”
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Be glad you’re not in southern Oregon or the Pacific Northwest this week!
But seriously, it’s going to be dangerously HOY in a lot of places. so STAY COOL!
Take care of your family, friends, and pets. Young and elderly people are most at risk.

Tokyo 2020 2021 update.
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The XXXII Olympiad (Summer Olympic Games)
is still currently scheduled for July 23 – August 8.
The Olympics were postponed for the first time in history in 2020.
There are 33 sports and 339 events scheduled at 42 venues.
NO ALCOHOL WILL BE SOLD!
Attendance at events will. be limited to 50% of venue capacity.
Foreign visitors (from 159 countries) are banned and are not allowed to attend.
Organizers will not not be giving condoms to athletes in the Olympic Village.
Athletes don’t have to be vaccinated. Participants will be tested daily.
A poll in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper showed
80% of the population want the Olympics cancelled or postponed.
And the newspaper also wants the IOC and the organizers to cancel the games.
Japanese Emperor Naruhito also thinks it’s a bad idea.

12:30pm: We took the dog outside. We had to do some grooming too.
We played with the dog. We loved the dog. We love the little boy.
Now he’s napping next to us in the Home Office.

On The Menu: Fresh strawberries and whipped cream
with a slice of banana bread and an iced espresso to drink

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Read our previous Blog Post “Fruit! Fruit! Fruit!”

And just because of the usual fuckery:
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8:40pm: GOOD SHABBOS! It’s Friday Night! TGIF. Well. whatever.

The dogs got fed and went outside. And they were dogs all day long.
We did nothing. We might have taken a nap. Yeah, we might have.
We did nothing. It’s Friday. It’s the weekend. It’s the end of June already.
We drank iced espresso. We enjoyed the air conditioning. It was HOT out.


Saturday, June 26, 2021 – 

1:00am: We just finished eating dinner. So we made dinner first.
And we took the dog outside. And he got a lot of snacks and dinner bits tonight.
So he’s really happy and super tired, and sleeping under the desk again.

On The Menu: Steak sandwich! We were hungry. It was good.
Bacon, lettuce, cheese, tri-tip steak, and grilled onions on a toasted bagel
dill pickle, avocado, carrots & celery sticks, pita chips, strawberries,
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and an iced espresso to drink – And why the fuck not?
DRINK COFFEE. DRINK WATER. EAT DINNER!

5:00am: And we are awake again. Had a sinus thing, woke us up, can’t sleep.
We took the dog outside and into the kitchen. We ate a strawberry.

8:00am: We played with the little dog. We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
We took the dogs outside. We made an iced espresso.

12:55pm: We went back to bed with the dog and woke up at 12:30pm.
We took the dog outside. And now we are wide awake…. yah, right.

On The Menu: Breakfast for lunch: 2 eggs over medium, bacon,
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4:20pm: We’ve been chillin’ with the dog, because it’s 100 degrees out.
We took the dogs outside. The newspapers and mail were collected .
We drank another iced espresso.

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We just ordered sushi for pickup. Have a great Saturday night!-

On The Menu: Sushi on Saturday!
Spicy tuna cut roll, California roll, Rainbow roll, and eel & avocado roll.
And a coke to drink.
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NOTE: We got dressed and drove to the restaurant.
We talked to the staff (our friends) at the restaurant and drove home.
We ate dinner while watching LIVE MUSIC on the desktop.

There was a pursuit that ended when the guy hit the barrier between the carpool lane and the freeway head-on at high speed. He destroyed the truck in a spectacular wreck, spun out, rolled it, and landed in the carpool lanes. Then he crawled out of the wreckage (unhurt) and surrendered to the Highway Patrol. Yeah Saturday Night!
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Sunday, June 27, 2021 – SUNDAY! SUNDAY!
NATIONAL PTSD AWARENESS DAY – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is real!

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Formal diagnostic criteria for PTSD:

Criterion A
You were exposed to one or more event(s) that involved death or threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury, or threatened sexual violation. In addition, these events were experienced in one or more of the following ways:

  • Directly experiencing the event
  • Witnessing the event as it occurred to someone else
  • You learned about an event where a close relative or friend experienced an actual or threatened violent or accidental death
  • Experiencing repeated exposure to distressing details of an event, such as a police officer repeatedly hearing details about child sexual abuse

Criterion B
You experience at least one of the following intrusive symptoms associated with the traumatic event:

  • Unexpected or expected reoccurring, involuntary, and intrusive upsetting memories of the traumatic event
  • Repeated upsetting dreams where the content of the dreams is related to the traumatic event
  • The experience of some type of dissociation (for example, flashbacks) where you feel as though the traumatic event is happening again
  • Strong and persistent distress upon exposure to cues that are either inside or outside of your body that is connected to your traumatic event
  • Strong bodily reactions (for example, increased heart rate) upon exposure to a reminder of the traumatic event

Criterion C
Frequent avoidance of reminders associated with the traumatic event, as demonstrated by one of the following:

  • Avoidance of thoughts, feelings, or physical sensations that bring up memories of the traumatic event1
  • Avoidance of people, places, conversations, activities, objects, or situations that bring up memories of the traumatic event

Criterion D
At least two of the following negative changes in thoughts and mood that occurred or worsened following the experience of the traumatic event:

  • Inability to remember an important aspect of the traumatic event
  • Persistent and elevated negative evaluations about yourself, others, or the world (for example, “I am unlovable,” or “The world is an evil place”)
  • Elevated self-blame or blame of others about the cause or consequence of a traumatic event
  • A negative emotional state (for example, shame, anger, or fear) that is pervasive
  • Loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy
  • Feeling detached from others
  • Persistent inability to experience positive emotions (for example, happiness, love, joy)
Criterion E 
At least two of the following changes in arousal that started or worsened following the experience of a traumatic event:
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling constantly “on guard” or like danger is lurking around every corner (or hypervigilance)
  • Heightened startle response
  • Impulsive or self-destructive behavior
  • Irritability or aggressive behavior
  • Problems sleeping

Criterion F
The above symptoms last for more than one month.

Criterion G
The symptoms bring about considerable distress and/or interfere greatly with a number of different areas of your life.

Criterion H
The symptoms are not due to a medical condition or some form of substance use.

Also research Hypervigilance as a Symptom of PTSD
and The Relationship Between PTSD and Depression

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If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

NOTE:  if you TEXT 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or anxious, a crisis worker will text you back and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a free service to ANYONE: teens, adults, etc. who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line and is legit.

Seek immediate help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
If you, or someone you know, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, get professional help immediately!
If your distress impacts your daily life for any length of time (a couple days or many weeks), talk to a clergy member, counselor, or healthcare provider.


And now back to SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!

12:10am: And we fell asleep after dinner…. and woke up around 10:00pm.
We took the dog outside. And now we’re back in the Home Office.

5:15am: We slept a little. We woke up around 4:00am.
We took the dog outside and made a cup of espresso.

NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY!

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I study nuclear science, I love my classes
I got a crazy teacher, he wears dark glasses
Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades

BUY AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS!
BOYCOTT PRODUCTS MADE IN CHINA AND MEXICO!

It also used to be NATIONALHANDSHAKE DAY, but that was before COVID-19.

6:20am: A couple of raccoons were just fighting in the trees in the backyard!
The dogs went nuts and started barking. The coons were hissing and squealing.
We got to watch them fight and shake the trees. RACCOONS ARE REALLY NASTY!
So there was a little excitement already today.

8:20am: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
The little girl isn’t eating her food for the second day…. and we’re a little worried..
We took the dogs outside again and made a double espresso with whipped cream.

NATIONAL ONION DAY and NATIONAL ORANGE BLOSSOM DAY.

1:20pm: We had the dogs in the Home Office and now they’re in the bedroom.
We just ate a toasted cheese sandwich and we made an iced espresso to drink.
And it is AFRICA HOT outside today.
And it’s going to be HOT in the SFV all week long.
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NATIONAL BOMB POP DAY and NATIONAL ICE CREAM CAKE DAY!
“I scream! You scream! We all scream, for ice cream!”

10:50pm: Recapping our Sunday. Nothing happened.
The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We didn’t eat dinner. We fell asleep around 8:00pm!
We just woke up and ate a handful of grapes.
And we decided to update this Blog Post.

NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAYHAVE YOU BEEN TESTED?
“Take the Test, Take Control.”
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a HIV test
as part of a routine physical for everyone age 13-64. 
NOTE: The CDC recommends testing at least once per year.
Sexually active people should test more frequently depending on their risk factors.
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We stand with all our LGBTQ friends! June is Pride Month.

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.

Be thankful. Be grateful.
Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone*.
Peace and Love! ❤️


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if we are making errors and it limits our creativity a little…. still very frustrating.

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ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!

DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in June of 2021!
FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK!

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THE GOP TRAITORS MUST BE PROSECUTED FOR TREASON, SEDITION, INSURRECTION, CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY and GENOCIDE!

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

The State Bar of New York has suspended Rudy Giuliani’s law license!

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The FRIST AMENDMENT of the Constitution of the United States
DOES NOT PROTECT HATE SPEECH OR VIOLENT PROTESTS!

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FIRE AND ARREST LOUIS DEJOY!
How is this Trump Stooge and Criminal
still in charge of the US POST OFFICE?
He is Guilty of Federal and State Crimes!


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Are you FULLY VACCINATED*?
GET VACCINATED if you haven’t yet!
*FULLY VACCINATED means TWO WEEKS after the second dose! 

You are not fully vaccinated after the first dose,
and you are not fully vaccinated until TWO WEEKS after the second dose.
TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SECOND DOSE!
Vaccines don’t stop you from spreading the virus!
Vaccines may protect you from getting really sick,
and may prevent death if you contract COVID-19.
YOU CAN STILL GET SICK AND DIE.
YOU CAN STILL SUFFER FROM LONG-TERM EFFECTS.
YOU CAN STILL GET OTHER PEOPLE SICK.

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COVID-19 is still the leading cause of death in the United States.
604000+ Reported Deaths in the United States from COVID-19
as of today.
63550+ Reported Deaths in California from COVID-19 as of today
53000+ Reported Deaths in New York from COVID-19 as of today
(these are the reported numbers, the true numbers are much higher)

WARNING! There is a NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT!
The Delta Variant, previously known as the “Indian variant”
First detected in India last October and now spreading in more than 40 countries!


THANK YOU to all the doctors and nurses and medical staffers!
THANK YOU to all the first responders!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

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It’s COFFEE TIME AGAIN!

Good Morning!
It’s COFFEE TIME AGAIN!
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“Wake up and smell the coffee.”
We LOVE coffee! Any time of day.
Drink it hot, warm, cold, or iced!

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Cafephile: The word “cafe” derives from coffee and the suffix “phile” means showing of fondness – therefore, a Cafephile is one who is fond of, or loves coffee very much.

Take another Break with us,
Read this Blog about Coffee and Have A Hot Cup of Joe!
And read our previous Blog Posts about COFFEE!

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Wake up and smell the coffee!
feel less tired and increase your energy level

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“Sleep is a weak substitute for coffee.”
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Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans,
which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant.

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Espresso is a type of coffee made using high water pressure and finely ground beans to produce a small, concentrated shot of brewed coffee.
Espresso is a coffee-brewing method of Italian origin, in which a small amount of nearly boiling water (about 190°F) is forced under 9–10 bars of pressure through finely-ground coffee beans.

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Espresso is coffee brewed under pressure and requires a dark roast with a fine grind.
When a shot of espresso is pulled, all of the components of the crushed coffee beans are extracted by the percolation of hot water through tightly packed and finely ground coffee.

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8-ounces = 1 cup.
The exception is the standard (hot) mug-served cup of coffee measuring 6-ounces.
Today’s “cup” of coffee in the US is usually 4-ounces brewed using 5-ounces of water.

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People consume an estimated 2.25 BILLION cups of coffee PER DAY worldwide.

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Coffee improves many brain functions including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and other general mental functions.

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A tall blonde walks into a coffee house.
The barista says, “Hey, we have a drink named after you!”
The blonde says, “You have a drink named Tiffany?”

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Caffeine blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitter adenosine, so the amount of other neurotransmitters (norepinephrine and dopamine) increases, leading to the enhanced firing of neurons in the human brain (a stimulant effect).

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“It is “generally safe” for most people to consume three to four cups of coffee per day,
and that doing so may actually reduce the risk of certain health conditions.”

We are not a medical professional. We just LOVE coffee.
Overwhelming evidence has shown that when consumed in moderation (400mg of caffeine per day) four cups of coffee are safe for the general population. Federal dietary guidelines suggest three to five 8-ounce cups of coffee per day (up to 400 milligrams of caffeine) can be a part of a healthy diet.

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SCIENCE!
Coffee contains nutrients, including riboflavin (B-2), niacin (B-3), pantothenic acid (B-5) magnesium, potassium, manganese, and various phenolic compounds (polyphenols are antioxidants).

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Coffee can reduce the risk of liver cancer, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis.
Italian researchers found coffee consumption lowers the risk of liver cancer by ~40%.
Coffee may help protect against type 2 diabetes.
Coffee may also lower the risk of gallstone disease
Caffeine may help prevent Parkinson’s disease.

Coffee in moderation (two 8-ounce servings per day) may protect against heart failure and may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Several studies show coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Black coffee (without milk/cream) is very low in calories: only ~2 calories.
Of course adding milk, cream or sugar will increase the calories in the drink.

“Coffee is the most important meal of the day.”
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Caffeine can improve mental performance:
focus, alertness, attention and concentration.
Caffeine in coffee is a mild stimulant for the CNS (central nervous system).
It is the best mood-lifting agent due to the antioxidants
and blocks mood-depressing chemicals in the brain.
And it has been associated with a lessened risk of depression.
Caffeine consumption may be associated
with an increase in the availability of dopamine receptors in the brain
Drinking at least two cups of coffee per day
promotes the greatest mental health benefits.

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Barista: How do you take your coffee?
Us: Very, very seriously.

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Q: How did the hipster burn his tongue?
A: He drank his coffee before it was cool.

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Caffeine can boost metabolic rate by 3–11% and can increase fat burning
by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people.
Caffeine can improve physical performance by 11–12%, on average,
and it increases adrenaline levels and the release of fatty acids from fat tissues.

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Coffee has a lot of nicknames:
java, joe, dirt, mud, brew, cuppa, daily grind, morning jolt,
lifeblood, tar, rocket fuel, pick-me-up, and even worm dirt.

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“Why walk when you can stagger? Why stagger when you can crawl?…
Why crawl when you can block the sidewalk?”
Why crawl when you can slither to the bar?
“Why crawl when you can clutch at the grass to keep from falling off the Earth?”
“We can’t help the way you look…but we can help the way you feel!”

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NOTE: Pre-Northern Renaissance Faire in 1987, we worked mobile security during the week and our good friend Dave Coker was rebuilding the alestands that had been left to rot after the Living History Centre ran out of money for teardown in 1986. We had too much fun that summer! May his memory be blessing!

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Colorado Bulldog (a White Russian with Cola)

Ingredients:
1 oz Kahlúa
1 oz Absolut Vodka
1 oz cream
Top with Cola

Instructions
Shake the alcohol and cream with ice. Strain into a short glass with lots of ice, but make sure not to fill it to the brim. Leave some space to top it off with cola.


Hot White Russian

Ingredients
2-1/4 cups freshly brewed coffee
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Kahlúa or other coffee-flavored liqueur, or to taste
1/4 cup vodka, or add to taste
Whipped heavy cream for garnish (optional)

Instructions
In a saucepan stir together the coffee, cream, Kahlúa, and vodka.
Heat over moderate heat until it is hot. Pour into heated mugs.
Garnish each drink with whipped cream.


Iced Irish Coffee 

Ingredients
2 oz Tullamore D.E.W. Original
1 tsp ground espresso
2 tsp demerara sugar
2 tsp hot water
3 oz cold brew coffee
Fresh cream

Instructions
Combine whiskey and espresso in a small bowl and let stand for 15 minutes.
Strain through coffee filter into a cocktail shaker.
Stir sugar and hot water until dissolved then add to shaker with cold brew and ice.
Shake, strain and serve in a Collins glass. Top with cream.


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Coffee Old Fashioned

Ingredients
1 double shot espresso (~2 oz), at room temperature
1 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
1/4 oz simple syrup
A dash of (Peychaud’s) bitters
1-inch piece of lemon peel for garnish

Instructions
Combine espresso, bourbon, simple syrup, and bitters in a shaker and then fill with ice.
Stir with a bar spoon for 30 seconds and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Twist lemon peel over drink and rub around the rim of the glass. Garnish with lemon peel.


Hot Boozy Coffee 

Ingredients:
1/2 shot Brandy
1/2 shot Grand Marnier
1/2 shot Kahlua
4-5 oz hot coffee
1 orange peel
1/2 cup whipped cream
1/2 tsp sugar

Instructions:
Whip cream in a bowl with a whisk (or you can use the blender/food processor).
Whip until soft peaks form and add sugar to taste.
Lightly “burn” the orange peel with a lighter. (the oils come out and flavor the coffee)
Pour the brandy, grand marnier, kaluha, and freshly brewed coffee in a mug.
Stir with the orange peel. Spoon whipped cream on top and serve.


El Cafecito

Ingredients
1-1/2 oz Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum
1/2 oz Cuban Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz Licor 431 dash simple syrup
2 dashes chocolate bitters

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in shaker. Shake vigorously.
Pour into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.


Anatolia Café

Ingredients
1 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 cognac
1 oz Luxardo Cherry Liqueur
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
Coffee
Whipped Cream (for topping)
Cinnamon powder (for garnish)

Instructions
Mix cognac, cherry liqueur, and cinnamon syrup.
Top with coffee, whipped cream, and powdered cinnamon. Serve hot.


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Irish Coffee
is a cocktail made with hot coffee, Irish whiskey, cream and sugar.
Ingredients:
1-1/3 oz (2 parts) Irish whiskey
1 oz (1½ parts) fresh cream
2-2/3 oz (4 parts) hot coffee
1 teaspoon of Brown sugar (or to taste)
Shaved, powdered, or liquid chocolate for garnish (optional)
Directions:
Make the coffee. Heat the coffee, whiskey and sugar; but do not boil.
Pour into a glass or coffee cup, stir, and top with (whipped) cream.
Garnish with chocolate (optional). Serve hot.

In a footed glass mug, add whiskey (Jameson’s is recommended but any good Irish whisky will do), add the brown sugar and stir, warm it slightly (do not boil), and then ignite the vapors. This will caramelize the sugar as well as warm the mug. Blow out the flame after about ten seconds and then fill the mug with a strong coffee. Leave a finger’s width of space at the top, add heavy whipped cream by laying the cream over the back of a spoon, so it floats on top.
NOTE: Caramelizing the sugar will make the drink taste much better!

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Enjoying my coffee. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)


White Russian (aka “a caucasian, man”)

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“Do I drink White Russians all the time? …
The reason it was White Russians is you could have a lot more fun
with a White Russian than you can with say, a vodka soda.”
– Jeff Dowd, the real Dude inspiration

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White Russian

The traditional cocktail known as a Black Russian first appeared in 1949.
The drink becomes a White Russian – just add fresh cream or half and half.
Neither drink has any known Russian origin.
Both drinks are named for the vodka that is the primary liquor ingredient.

The White Russian was popularized by Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski
(aka actor Jeff Bridges), in the Coen Brothers’ 1998 film “The Big Lebowski”
but the drink has been around since the mid 1960’s.

NOTE: Use an 80-proof vodka, mix a White Russian according to the recipe,
and it would be approximately 24 percent Alcohol by Volume (or 48 proof).


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“Careful man! There’s a beverage here!” – The Dude

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“ENJOY IT!”



Why don’t he write? And other questions answered.

Why don’t he write? And other questions answered.

San Fernando Valley Sunset over the Sepulveda Basin

Apologies again to my loyal readers! Sorry, we’ve been busy. Haven’t written a new blog since mid-July and it’s August 6th already. Real life has intervened in our internet fantasy.

First, the bills from June’s midnight Emergency Room visit are coming in and they’re BIG BILLS! Even with good insurance, the 8 hours in the hospital is running about $400 per hour right now…. and all I did was lay there. (And we didn’t even get kissed along with the screwing) I’m not a charity case, but we might have to start a “GoFundMe” page!

Second, it’s summertime in Los Angeles and we have to care for 3 dogs. And it’s been really hot, so the little beasties are inside most of the day and we are responsible for keeping them safe, happy and entertained. It takes a lot of time and is very distracting from important things we have to do, including writing new stuff for the Blog.

Dog Days of Summer in Los Angeles

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The beauty of Tuesday Afternoon: “I’ve got a Golden Ticket!” (and vehicle pass)

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Another Shot of the San Fernando Sunset over the Sepulveda Basin

Summertime Travel Tuesday!

Summertime Travel Tuesday!

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It was the Summer Solstice and a Strawberry Moon last week and it’s been HOT in the city of Los Angeles since then. And even HOTTER in the beautiful San Fernando Valley!

We’re having a heat wave and it’s not a tropical heatwave.

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So, Hats Off to WILLIS HAVILAND CARRIER inventor of the Air Conditioner!

July 17, 1902 – Willis Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system to solve a production problem at the Sackett & Wilhelms printing plant in Brooklyn, New York.

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1904 – Willis Carrier applied for a patent on his invention, an “Apparatus for Treating Air,” which became patent No. 808897 and was issued on January 2, 1906. Carrier had invented the world’s first spray-type air conditioning equipment, able to both wash and humidify or dehumidify air.

1913 – Willis Carrier developed the Carrier Air Humidifier designed to humidify the air in one room, such as an office or laboratory. It was the first self-contained unit with the fan and motor, eliminator, and sprays all combined into a single, packaged product.

July 1, 1915 – The first offices of Carrier Engineering Corporation open in New York, Buffalo, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston.

On October 7, 1950, shortly before his 74th birthday, Willis Carrier died while on a trip to New York City.

December 1998 – Willis Carrier named in Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of the Century.”

Stay Cool!

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Friday! National Donut Day USA!

It’s Friday, June 3rd, 2016! We thought we might try to “live blog” the day. 

My dogs and a couple guests Friday morning chillin’ on the backyard patio:

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What time does the poker game start?

Woke up and got out of bed. We had bacon, grapefruit, a glass of orange-pineapple juice and an iced espresso for breakfast, and then a dill pickle, some tortilla chips and another iced espresso later on.

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Social Media Time! Set up this Blog and worked on our other Social Media platforms, went through the emails and did other stuff in the Home Office until lunchtime.

NOTE: We are now back on SnapChat! @JoshWillTravel

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We made a cheese quesadilla for lunch. It was quick and filling.

Dropped one of the dogs off at the pet groomer and then ran some local errands.

It’s National Donut Day 2016 in the USA! (see our previous Blog)
We went to get some donuts…

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Dunkin’ Donuts at Ventura Blvd and Balboa Blvd

We stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts and there was a parking spot in front, but then when we got out of the car and walked over, the line was out the door!

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LUNCHTIME RUSH! No Progress after 10 Minutes! Time to Bail!

We waited for about ten minutes without making progress or getting inside the doorway of the donut shop, so we bailed! Not very well managed if you ask me, offering a free donut with beverage purchase, and knowing there would be a rush at lunchtime…

So we drove a few blocks north on Balboa Blvd to Stop In Donuts at Victory Blvd. There was a parking spot in front and a pan handler in the lot.

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Stop In Donuts at Victory Blvd and Balboa Blvd in Encino, California

There wasn’t a line (in fact it was us and the owner and her daughter alone in the shop) and so we bought a bag of donuts! Five donuts: Cinnamon Roll, Apple Fritter, 2 cake with chocolate frosting and a chocolate glazed with sprinkles for $6.30 cash and then they gave us a half dozen donut holes for free! (but we had to ask) And in tribute to Mitch Hedberg…THEY DIDN’T GIVE US A RECEIPT! (and we didn’t ask for one) Thanks Stop In Donuts!

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Bag of Donuts from Stop In Donuts in Encino, California

We went to the local Post Office. Then instead of running our other errands we returned home because the temperature was 100 degrees in the San Fernando Valley and we wanted to bring the other four dogs inside the house and out of the afternoon heat.

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Time to EAT the Donuts! Five donuts: Cinnamon Roll, Apple Fritter, 2 cake with chocolate frosting and a chocolate glazed with sprinkles for $6.30 cash and then they gave me a half dozen donut holes for free (not pictured)

Siesta! Afternoon nap time! Too hot for humans or dogs outside!

We woke up from our nap and it was still hot outside. The other dog was returned home from the pet groomer looking pretty and smelling nice.

Temperature at 6pm: 95 degrees! Hot in the San Fernando Valley Tonight!

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Hot in the San Fernando Valley Tonight!

We fed the dogs, got ready to go out and then drove to NoHo. When we arrived there was food cooking on the grill! We drank a beer (Pabst Blue Ribbon) and waited for dinner time!

Texas BBQ Dinner in North Hollywood at a friend’s house:

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Dinner is Served! Texas/NoHo BBQ: Ribs, Beans, Bread & a Dr Pepper

On The Menu: Texas BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Beans, Bread and Butter with a Dr Pepper!

Dinner was a total surprise, and we weren’t expecting to eat so well. We didn’t eat until late, and then after a little post dinner digesting, we drove home.

And then we logged on to the internet around midnight and got the BAD NEWS:

Muhammed Ali RIP 1942-2016
He was The Greatest! Float like a Butterfly!
May the Four Winds Blow Him Safely Home.

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This Pic Was Tweeted By The Family

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Growing up, Muhammed Ali was THE SPORTS HERO! He was a black man in a white world who stood up for what he believed in. He was a great boxer! An Olympic Gold Medal Winner! The Heavyweight Champion of the World! He was a victim of Parkinson’s Disease. He changed the United States and the world!

Muhammed Ali lights the torch at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta:

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AND HERE’S A VERY IMPORTANT POLITICAL MESSAGE:

The California Presidential Primary Election is this Tuesday June 7, 2016
*Polls are OPEN 7am to 8pm* – GO VOTE! ONLY 3 DAYS TO GO!

SHUT THE F*CK UP DONNY!
DO NOT VOTE FOR TRUMP!

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Trump is a RACIST.
If you support Trump you support RACISM.
If you support RACISM you are a RACIST.

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Jeb Bush had a good breakdown of everything that was wrong with Trump’s tweet: “It’s like eating a watermelon and saying ‘I love African-Americans”

Trump said this today at a rally in San Jose: “We had a case where we had an African-American guy who was a fan of mine….Look at my African-American over here. Look at him. Are you the greatest? You know what I’m talking about?”

Trump is a “Cheap Fraud!”
And federal judge Gonzalo Curiel, who Trump called “A Hater” and “we believe, Mexican” ordered the release of internal Trump University documents and also ordered that ‪‎Trump‬ will go to trial starting Nov. 28 in a civil case in which he is accused of defrauding students who attended. Former managers of  the for-profit school portray it as an unscrupulous business that relied on high-pressure sales tactics, employed unqualified instructors, made deceptive claims and exploited vulnerable students willing to pay.

“I believe that Trump University was a fraudulent scheme,” Mr. Schnackenberg wrote in his testimony, “and that it preyed upon the elderly and uneducated to separate them from their money.”

Trump is a Liar and a Con Man who uses “Veterans as Props to Get Votes”
“For four months, Donald Trump didn’t cut the check to veterans groups that he claimed he had, and had not raised the money he said he did. And he never would have, unless investigations by multiple outlets had exposed him.” Former US Marine Alexander McCoy organized a protest outside of Trump Tower, demanding that the billionaire “apologize for using Veterans as props to get votes while failing to keep his promises.” After weeks of media scrutiny about donations he promised to veterans groups, Trump held a news conference Tuesday. The Washington Post and the Associated Press reported Trump sent many of the checks after reporters began asking the campaign questions about the fate of the donations. The total also fell far short of the $6 million Trump had been bragging about.

First Amendment and The Constitution?
Trump insulted the Press during the news conference and ABC News’ Tom Llamas was branded a “sleaze” for asking about the gap between the $5.6 million and the $6 million in donations. His question: “You said you had raised $6 million. Clearly you had not. Your critics say you tend to exaggerate and have a problem with the truth.”

And a Trump campaign staffer and private security guard removed a Politico reporter from the San Jose rally on Thursday for reporting on the event without permission as violent demonstrations and protests erupted outside the venue.

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Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Birthday Dinner at the “Old School” Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Serving the San Fernando Valley since 1947! This place is “Old School” 1950’s era dining at it’s finest and the restaurant’s atmosphere, decor and menu all follow this directive.

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

No valet parking here. Street parking is available, the meters run 8am-8pm everyday, except Sunday. Ready yourself for a “TIME WARP” dining experience!

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Welcome to the Valley Inn!

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Wall of Autographed Headshots!

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Chick Hearn & John Wooden Memorabilia!

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Tweety Bird (& the WB Animators)

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Antique Machine!

The Saloon Bar (order a martini or classic cocktail):

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – The “Old School” Saloon Bar (have a cocktail!)

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – The “Old School” Saloon Bar (have a martini!)

There are two public dining rooms, the John Wooden Board Room and the Main Dining Room, and there’s a private dining room in the back available for small parties.

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – John Wooden & Main Dining Rooms

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – John Wooden Board Room (Dining Room)

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Main Dining Room

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Fine Wine!

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Private Dining Room & Fine Wine Reserve

 

On The Menu: Fried calamari with marinara sauce, Boston clam chowder with soup crackers, Caesar salad, BBQ baby back ribs with wedge fries & coleslaw, bread & butter, a glass of red wine (Artesa Pinot Noir 2013), a coke and a hot fudge sundae for dessert.

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Red Wine! Artesa Pinot Noir 2013

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Fried Calamari with marinara sauce

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Boston Clam Chowder

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Caesar Salad

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – BBQ Baby Back Ribs w/Wedge Potatoes & Coleslaw

Dessert: Happy Birthday to me! A classic Hot Fudge Sundae!

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks – Hot Fudge Sundae

NOTE: The coffee machine was broken, so they could only offer us decaf…NO COFFEE! We were told they were having it fixed “tomorrow” but that didn’t help us at dinner.

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks

The food is good, not great. The atmosphere is good if you like the “retro” dining experience. It’s not a cheap meal, market price for lobster here was $39 per pound.

I would not order the ribs again (they were lacking seasoning and not very good), instead I would have steak and/or lobster.

THE SERVICE NEEDS WORK!!!!! Our server didn’t smile once and seemed totally overworked, which is impossible for a restaurant this size, it was early, and it wasn’t very busy. The service was slow and her attention to detail and our needs while dining was lacking (to put it nicely). There’s a regular crowd that eats and drinks here, and they seem to get better attention/service.

We had a fun party and ate a lot of food. It was a nice dinner, but could have been so much better! Good service and proper attention to the service makes a big difference!

I won’t patronize establishments with poor service where I’m treated as a 2nd class citizen, especially at their prices.

All photos copyright 2015 JoshWillTravel

Valley Inn Restaurant4557 Sherman Oaks Ave. Sherman Oaks 91403 (818)784-1163

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UPDATED November 25, 2018: Another Old School Steak Dinner at the Valley Inn!
We have been back and the experience was pretty much the same. We even sat in the same booth. It’s a big meal and a San Fernando Valley experience.
ON THE MENU: Ribeye steak (medium rare) with fries & veggies, fried calamari, salad with ranch dressing, bread & butter, a coke and a vanilla chocolate fudge sundae.
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