MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!

MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!
“Money, so they say, Is the root of all evil today”
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Money is an economic unit that functions as a generally recognized
medium of exchange for transactional purposes in an economy.

“WHERE’S THE FUCKIN’ MONEY LEBOWSKI?” – “We want ze money!” 

“Money puts your home on the range
Money puts the brother in the stock exchange
You make money on your 9 to 5
To earn your livings so you survive
It takes money to pay your rent and to eat
Without money, you’re hungry on the street
It takes money-money
Cash money-money, to the bill
So you steal some money, you go to jail
And then you turn around, need some for bail
Then you need a dime to call your lawyer
To plead and to say, say they never saw ya
But before ya, a lawyer will get you free
He asks how will ya pay his fee
But you have no money, you’re in a jam
Your lawyer has to throw the man in the slam…
It takes money to buy that TV set,
It takes money to place a casino bet.
It takes money to buy that radio,
And money for gas so your car will go.
It takes money for you to buy a house,
It takes money for a trap to catch a mouse.
It takes money to take a vacation trip,
And cruise the ocean on a luxury ship.
It takes money, money, money
It takes money to get interest from the bank.
It takes money for an army to buy a tank.
It takes money to pay your doctor bill,
And your psychiatrist if you’re acting ill.
It takes money, money, money………”
“Dolla, dolla bill, y’all” by Jimmy Spicer

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Read our previous Blog Post “Filing for California Unemployment”.

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California EDD Debit Card Sample:
BANK OF AMERICA IS COMMITTING CRIMINAL FRAUD!edd-debit-sample

“Float is money in the banking system that is counted twice,
for a brief time, because of delays in processing checks.”

the amount of time it takes for money to move from one account to another
duplicate money in banking – a deposit that has not yet cleared
the time between a deposit and the day the funds become available for use
the time between the writing of a check and the time the check clears
Money that has been credited to the bank, but not the customer!

“Funds tied up in checks or other non-cash transfers
that have been issued,
but not processed or collected,”

And of course there is a class-action lawsuit filed against Bank of America.
FAILURE TO RESPOND IN A TIMELY WAY TO THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMERS!

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“NOT ANSWERING THE CUSTOMER SERVICE PHONE LINES
IT ADVISES EDD DEBIT CARDHOLDERS TO CALL”

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“THE WORST BEING FREEZING EDD CARDHOLDER ACCOUNTS
WITHOUT WARNING OR EXPLANATION”

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Money is used and accepted in transactions involving
the transfer of goods and services from one person to another.

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CASH! Cash is ready money. “Gotta Get Paid!”
Wealth, riches, fortune, assets, property, resources, affluence,
Deep pockets, prosperity, financial gain, make money,
Wages, pay, salary, fee, stipend, renumeration, emolument….

“I’m having a very good day!”
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That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Get your money for nothin’ get your chicks for free

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DOLLARS. DINERO.
MOOLAH. BENJAMINS. DUCATS.
DOLLARES AND CASH. 

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IT’S PAYDAY TODAY.
SO WHERE’S MY FUCKIN’ MONEY?
GIVE IT AWAY NOW!

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“Relying on luck, magic, and greed can be a recipe for disaster”

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There’s a pot of gold hidden where the end of a rainbow touches the earth!pot o gold

the realization of all one’s hopes and dreams;
ultimate success, fulfillment, or happiness:
to find the pot o’gold at the end of the rainbow.

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REAL STACKS OF CHEDDAR!

MoneyIt’s a gas! Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash!
New car, caviar, four star daydream…..Think I’ll buy me a football team.

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GENE, GENE! THE DANCING MACHINE!

GOLD!
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SILVER!
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UNEMPLOYMENT! – Remember our CA EDD Unemployment Claim?
We wrote about a lot over the last month and a half….. trying to get paid.
Actually, trying to get BofA to fork over the money they were holding!
We wrote the Blog Post “CV! Part 136 – VICTORY!” last week. 

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WE FINALLY GOT BANK OF AMERICA TO RELEASE THE HOLD
ON OUR CA EDD DEBIT CARD! WE GOT OUR FUCKIN’ MONEY!

We followed up with the Assemblyman’s office.
They contacted the EDD and removed any holds or flags on account.
The EDD was supposed to have contacted BofA to let them know.
BofA still hadn’t activated the account.
A service rep for BofA called and left a message with a number a week before.
WE LEFT FOUR MESSAGES ON HIS VOICEMAIL WITHOUT A RESPONSE.

We finally emailed a BofA Corporate Executive.
And we went on Twitter and tweeted to another Corporate Executive.
We got a call from the BofA service rep after his normal “working” hours that day!
WE TOLD HIM OUR TALE OF TRYING TO GET THE EDD DEBIT CARD ACTIVATED.
Calling EDD and BofA, hours on hold, transferred to someone else, on hold for hours, disconnected, and sent to a dead end line that never answers more than once, and referred back and forth without anyone at BofA able to contact anyone at EDD, and then back to hours on hold with EDD. No one at EDD is able to contact BofA….WTF?
The BofA service rep confirmed the account was cleared and the card would be activated!
And IT WAS FINALLY ABLE TO BE ACTIVATED.
SO WE ACTIVATED OUR EDD DEBIT CARD. FUCK YOU BANK OF AMERICA!
AND THE NEXT MORNING WE DID A MANUAL CASH WITHDRAWAL AT OUR BANK
FROM OUR MONEY ON OUR EDD DEBIT CARD AND DEPOSITED IN OUR ACCOUNT.
NOTE: We left a small nominal amount on the card in case we need to put more money on it.
We have requested checks directly and we received our first check from the EDD.
We removed BofA from our business.
THEY ARE COMMITTING CRIMINAL FRAUD.

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“Baby, I got my money!”

And we filed our next claim today, so the next payment is pending.


STIM-U-LUS! – The Federal Government has issued the new 3rd payment!
$1400 for individuals. Direct Deposited. KA-CHING! Money in the bank.
Thank you President Joe Biden and the DEMOCRATS who passed the bill.
NOT A SINGLE GOP TRAITOR VOTED FOR THE ECONOMIC STIMULUS!
(and the GOP Triaitors are trying to take credit for the Democrats passing the bill)

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MoneyWell, get back. I’m all right Jack. Keep your hands off of my stack!
MoneyIt’s a hit! Don’t give me that do goody good bullsh*t.
I’m in the high-fidelity first class travelling set…. I think I need a Lear jet.

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Buy low, Sell high
For Sale or Lease

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CASH: currency, notes, coins, credit and debit cards, bank checks
and don’t forget crypto-currency (Bitcoin,etc.)

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Free Parking!

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The best things in life are free.
But you can give them to the birds and bees.
I want money. That’s what I want.

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REAL STACKS OF CHEDDAR!

Money, money, money – Must be funny
In the rich man’s world
Money, money, money – Always sunny
In the rich man’s world
Aha aha – All the things I could do – If I had a little money
It’s a rich man’s world

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If you want it, here it is, come and get it
Mm mm mm mm, make your mind up fast
If you want it, any time, I can give it
But you’d better hurry ’cause it may not last
Did I hear you say that there must be a catch?
Will you walk away from a fool and his money?

REMEMBER WHEN? Flashback to May, 1995. GIVE IT AWAY NOW!
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(You should have been there, it was a real “once-in-a-lifetime” party)
And then THE WEDDING! The most expensive party we’ve ever thrown.

“Fool and his money…..”

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Millenium Biltmore 90th Anniversary Party


“STUFF”: assets, property, and resources owned.

“Actually this is just a place for my stuff, ya know? That’s all, a little place for my stuff. That’s all I want, that’s all you need in life, is a little place for your stuff, ya know? I can see it on your table, everybody’s got a little place for their stuff. This is my stuff, that’s your stuff, that’ll be his stuff over there. That’s all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That’s all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. If you didn’t have so much stuff, you wouldn’t need a house. You could just walk around all the time.” – George Carlin RIP

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Money is a medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes (currency).
It is a measure of value, a means of payment, a unit of account, an economic unit.

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CHEDDAR!  riches, dollars, wealth, ballin’ (as used in rap songs), BLING!
“Dolla, dolla bill, y’all” – refers to the act of making money

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Money is accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts.

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The six characteristics of money are: (this is some deep economic stuff)
durability, portability, acceptability, limited supply, divisibility and uniformity.

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Say No More Mon Amour!

“Winner, winner, chicken dinner.”
Our last trip to Las Vegas was in early December of 2019 before the pandemic.
That was the last time we traveled for fun and pleasure. And it was fun!
So, except for the California Lottery, we haven’t gambled in over a year.
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Las Vegas is at a limited 50% capacity, after reducing the restrictions last week.
And the crowds are back! Well, they’ve been back, (all the low-rollers are in town)
and they have been solid on the weekends for a couple months now.

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We really want to travel. SIGH. We want to go to Las Vegas. We want to go to Hawaii.
We want to go to Europe. We want to go to Asia. We want to go to New York.
We want to go to Oregon. We want to go to Alaska. We even want to go to Disneyland.

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Your Long Black Limosine is waiting!

Money! It’s a crime. Share it fairly, but don’t take a slice of my pie.

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Money, so they say, is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a raise…..
It’s no surprise that they’re giving none away.

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Love my uncle, G-d rest his soul,
Taught me good Lord, Taught me all I know,
Taught me so well, that I grabbed that gold, and
I left his dead ass there by the side of the road.

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BLING! (Bling-Bling): HipHop slang for jeweled valuables
***light glinting off gold or diamonds would make that sound***
expensive, ostentatious clothing, jewelry, homes, cars, accessories
(ex: dental grills, custom guns, designer bags) and other stuff
an indication of wealth or status
the flaunting of such possessions or the flashy lifestyle associated with it
the style or materialistic attitudes associated with them
The word was officially added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2002,
and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2006

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Currency, can be defined as anything that people use to buy goods and services.
Money is what many people receive for selling their own things or services

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Rock and Roll!

Cash is “Legal Tender. For all debts public and private.”

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“A penny saved, is a penny earned.” – Benjamin Franklin aka Poor Richard

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STORAGE! February 2017

STORAGE! February 2017

EVERYTHING MUST GO!

“Never own more than you can carry in both hands at a dead run.”
– Robert A. Heinlein

From an undisclosed location somewhere in Southern California:

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu

We have started our SPRING CLEANING early. We are tasked with “unboxing”, sorting, repacking and moving all of our stuff again. And now we are selling and giving away other things we no longer need or wish to keep and store.

We moved everything to this location from our last storage space in North Hollywood. We also gave away a quality queen bed, a very nice leather recliner sofa and another small couch during that move. And our mid-century modern dining room table is also “on loan” until we have a place for it.

A daunting task to deal with so much “stuff” which we have only just begun…

MORE TO COME! (an inventory, pics and stuff for sale soon!)

“That’s all, a little place for my stuff.
That’s all I want, that’s all you need in life,
is a little place for your stuff, ya know?”

– George Carlin

February 2017
Eating / Thai food at Sri Siam Cafe in North Hollywood
and Sushi at Okumura in Encino (READ THE PREVIOUS BLOGS!)

Party Time! We braved the storm and drove across the valley to North Hollywood for a birthday dinner party at Sri Siam Cafe.

On The Menu: Thai food! Crispy rice with pork, beef panang and steamed rice, chicken satay with cucumber salad and toast, pad Thai noodles with chicken, green curry chicken, tom kai soup and a Thai iced tea (no cream). There were three other dishes that we didn’t eat and we cancelled two other dishes that they didn’t bring. So much food, so full.

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Sushi and Sake at Okumura (READ THE BLOG!)

We went out for dinner and had sushi and sake at Okumura in Encino.

On The Menu: Tuna poke appetizer, California roll, spicy tuna cut roll and a hand roll, Rainbow roll (tuna/salmon/yellowtail/albacore on California roll), yellowtail & green onion cut roll, eel & avocado cut roll, albacore sashimi, a coke and a small hot sake. Happy!

Drinking / Double espresso with milk
Practicing / Extreme patience & Good Housekeeping
Mastering / 2 Little Puppies and the Big Boy
Learning / “about history and havin’ some food”
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Trying / To remain calm and get sh*t done.
Playing / With the puppies of course.

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Keeping warm and staying dry!

Finishing / More new Blogs
Reading / Bad news, lots of bad news… (Not “fake news”)
Writing / This Blog! (and other Blogs)
Remembering / Kresge College & UC Santa Cruz (New Blog coming soon!)

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in California

NOTE: This Blog (and the UC Santa Cruz Blog that hasn’t been published yet) was written before we got the news that our very good friend Ann from college died suddenly and unexpectedly this week. We’ve been in shock and are deeply saddened by this news. You don’t think this will be the last time you see someone you’ve loved for 30+ years. It was a really fun day in Hollywood and then I dropped them off at the Cure concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Rest in Peace Annie. May the Four Winds blow her safely home.

Wearing / Sweats, knit cap, warm bathrobe & (stinky) slippers
Cooking / Spaghetti with chicken marinara sauce

Working / In the home office and in the backyard
Traveling / Locally: we went to Culver City in West Los Angeles

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Helms Bakery in Culver City, West Los Angeles, California

Wanting / More. (much, much MORE!)

SHARE! Check your trees! After heavy rain & snow broken branches (“Widow Makers”) and/or the whole tree may be ready to fall! Be Careful! At least two of my friends had trees fall on their property causing big damage this weekend! SHARE!

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UPDATED Saturday May 13, 2017

Well, it took us two months but we emptied our storage space in North Hollywood:

Empty Storage Space. They jacked my rent for the last time.
Downsizing. Spring Cleaning. (and too much stuff to move)
Time for a nap.

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05-JUN-13: The Sea is Calling. Answer it Royally.

The Sea is Calling. Answer it Royally.

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, the Quantum of the Seas!

Royal Caribbean's newest ship the Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship the Quantum of the Seas

From the Royal Caribbean blog: http://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2013/06/04/royal-caribbean-puts-quantum-seas-cruises-sale-general-public

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