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CV! Part 185 – Olympic Weekend #1 (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon)

CV! Part 185 – Olympic Weekend #1 (Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday)
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ACROSS THE WESTERN UNITED STATES!

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WARNING! COVID-19 (the Delta Variant) is spreading
and case numbers are rising in all 50 states.

Are you FULLY VACCINATED*?
GET VACCINATED if you haven’t yet!
WEAR A (DOUBLE) MASK! KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCING!

Friday, July 23, 2021
Leo (July 23-August 23)

USA! USA! USA! GO TEAM USA! TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS!
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“People live one generation, your life lives for generations after,
your name lives on forever.”
– Yakuza tattoo

3:05am: So, we are still awake. We have been watching YouTube vids.
Maybe watching some TV too. It’s Friday morning now.
We are tired, so might be time for bed.

8:20am: We finally went to bed around 5:00am. And we didn’t sleep well.
We just woke up and we’re going back to bed soon….
The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside. We made an iced espresso.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

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We watched the end of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
OMG IT WAS SO BORING. No audience in the stadium. SO BORING!
Jazzy piano instrumental. 50 Pictographs and an unsteady-cam….
Kabuki theatre performance….REALLY? And there were fireworks too.
GAVE US A HEADACHE IMMEDIATELY. Shaky camera and jump cut moves.
NBC just sucked this morning. And the NBC hosts suck too.

NOTE: If there is a Mike Lindell MyPillow commercial on during a show….
we will CHANGE THE CHANNEL. We are done watching your program.

10:05am: WE MUST MOTIVATE! We tried to go back to bed, but no luck.
We’ve spent the last 2 hours doing nothing. And we’re watching “Top Chef”.
And it’s making us hungry for breakfast.

11:30am: We drank another iced espresso.
We reheated and ate three slices of leftover pizza for brunch.
We drank a glass of cran-raspberry-orange juice.
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12:40pm: We need to run errands. MUST GET DRESSED.

5:10pm: Back in our “lounge wear” and barefoot at home.
It was FUCKING HOT TODAY. Really HOT out.
Recapping the afternoon. We got dressed and went out at 2:00pm.
We ran errands. We went to the bank. We skipped the Post Office.
We came home. We took the dogs outside.

What’s cooking?
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We ventured into GW today and found a 50th anniversary copy
in almost new and unused condition for $2.25. Score.
(it was originally $2.99, but it was 25% off this week)
Paid cash. Left them the penny. No receipt required.

6:00pm: We almost fell asleep. FUCK.
The dogs got fed. The dogs barked. The dogs went outside.
We just ordered Thai food delivery for dinner…. estimated 45 mins.

The food was delivered on time. GOOD SHABBOS!

On The Menu: Thai food! BBQ chicken combo w/pad Thai noodles & vegetables,
BBQ rib combo w/fried rice & salad, and chicken satay w/peanut sauce
NOTE: We’re good customers, so they sent us some FREE egg rolls too.
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Recapping Friday night. We ate and fell asleep. We woke up around 10:00pm and spent the night watching TV and surfing the interweb. We also worked on Blog Posts and played with the dogs. We fell asleep sometime before dawn.


Happy Birthday Haile Selassie! Rastamon vibrations mon!
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Haile Selassie I was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974
Born Tafari Makonnen (July 23, 1892 – August 27, 1975)
He established the Organization of African Unity (the African Union) in 1963

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“Look to Africa where a black king shall be crowned,
he shall be the Redeemer” – Marcus Garvey

Haile Selassie I was murdered by Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Asfaw,
on command of the executive committee of the Derg (made up of 17 people).

“Glory be to the father and to the maker of creation.
As it was, in the beginning, is now and ever shall be World without end.”

– Rastafarian prayer

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BLACKLIVESMATTER! JAH RASTAFARI!


Saturday, July 24, 2021

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ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
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8:00am: One more Saturday. We woke up before 6:00am.
We just published last week’s Blog Post (our previous Blog Post)
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We ate the leftover salad from last night with a little ranch dressing.

And then we just finished binge-watching the “Top Chef” finale
(Portland season 18) and the “Last Chance Kitchen” final episodes.
Such a great show and concept. And after 18 seasons it’s still great.
The chefs (the competitors, hosts, and the guest judges) are CHARACTERS!
The story line, editing, emotion, and the format make for exciting episodes.
SUCH AMAZING FOOD! Creative cooking ideas! Always makes us hungry.
And the winner is…. no, we won’t spoil it.

9:00am: We drank another cup of espresso.

Shit in the front hall
One more unsolved mystery
Which dog did the deed?

11:30am: FUCK. FUCK. FUCK. Just a little more drama.
With pet ownership comes great responsibility.
AND THAT’S ALL WE ARE GOING TO SAY ABOUT THAT TODAY.

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Dog Days of Summer in Los Angeles

We were invited to dinner tonight. At a public restaurant in a busy part of town.
AND WE SAID “NO THANK YOU” and explained why…. CORONAVIRUS.
COVID-19 Delta Variant. “Breakthrough” virus. Public spaces. Public Restaurant.
Also said they shouldn’t be going out in public, and their kids shouldn’t too.
THERE IS ALREADY A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY. Not going to go there.
We ran errands yesterday and encountered people not wearing masks,
even though the “mask mandate” is back in effect for Los Angeles. SCARY.
AND SO MANY UNVACCINATED PEOPLE. That anxiety about strangers is back.

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DO YOU TRUST THE GOVERNMENT? WHO DO YOU TRUST?
WHY IS THERE SO MUCH CONFLICTING INFORMATION?
ARE YOU FULLY VACCINATED? (If not, WTF aren’t you fully vaccinated?)
After 16 months in isolation, we really want to get out!
We want to travel. We want to party. We want to hang out with out friends.
We are fully vaccinated. And we almost felt safe for a couple weeks….
AND NOW WE DON’T FEEL SAFE
and WE DON’T TRUST THE GOVERNMENT.

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We continue to advise our readers to limit their exposure.
STAY THE FUCK HOME! WEAR A FUCKING MASK!
DO NOT TRAVEL! ZERO CONTACT! SOCIAL DISTANCE!
DO NOT EAT, DRINK, OR SOCIALIZE WITH STRANGERS!
(you do not know who is and who isn’t vaccinated or infected)

2:45pm: We ate a slice of cold leftover pizza and reheated a leftover egg roll.
We took a nap. We woke up and made an iced espresso.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

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10:0pm: Recapping Saturday afternoon, evening and night now.
We hung with the dogs all day. We watched the Olympics.
We watched YouTube vids and TV too. We wasted another Saturday.
We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We ate four slices of leftover pizza for dinner and drank another iced espresso.
Then we fell asleep. And we just woke up again. The dogs went outside again.

11:40pm: The neighbors are having a noisy backyard party again.
So, we went outside and yelled at them. And then we went dark.

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Watching the Las Vegas Livestreams on Saturday night.
Vloggers we follow on YouTube:
Coolist, BrorFredrik, JacobsLifeInLasVegas, NotLeavingLasVegas,
Pompsie, TurnItUpWorld, Wonderhussy, YellowProductions
(and there are more that we don’t regularly watch)

Please support the (non-profit) Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas!

Jackie Mason RIP age 93
HE WAS A TRUMP SUPPORTER, and so we say good riddance.
NOTE: We wanted to remember him fondly,
but anyone who supports Trump is an enemy of the people.


Sunday, July 25, 2021 – Sunday! Sunday!
“hidden information, perhaps even a secret might come to light.”

On this day in 306 AD, Constantine I was proclaimed Roman emperor.

On this day in 1668, the Great Tancheng Earthquake
aka the Shandong Earthquake (magnitude 8.5) occurred in China.

On this day in 1965, Bob Dylan “went electric” at the Newport Folk Festival.

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2:45am: We’ve got “Turquoise Fever” this morning!

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1:50pm: Hello. Recapping Sunday morning now. We were awake until after 7:00am.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. We slept a little. We woke up.
We drank an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water. We took an afternoon nap.
We woke up. We made another iced espresso.

3:25pm: It’s HOT. It’s Sunday afternoon. We haven’t eaten. We are hungry.
We don’t want to cook. We don’t want to go out….. Damn.
And we didn’t eat dinner last night, Haven’t eaten since yesterday’s leftover pizza.

Watching “The Movies That Made Us” (“Back to the Future” and “Jurassic Park”)
season two on Netflix today.

Recapping Sunday. Nothing happened.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
We got dressed and went out to pick up sushi for dinner.

On The Menu: Sushi! Spicy tuna cut roll, California roll, and albacore sashimi
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MONSOON RAINS IN LAS VEGAS AND ACROSS THE US SOUTHWEST!
Heavy storms, winds, thunder and lightning, floods and flash floods.


Monday, July 26, 2021
Happy birthday Mick Jagger!

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Remember Brent Mydland RIP today (10/21/52 ~ 7/26/90)
Remembering J.J. Cale RIP today (12/5/38 – 7/26/13)

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Hakuna matata!

4:55am: It rained a little. in the early morning. Very little.
But some drops actually reached the ground. Not enough.
And we got hungry after 3:00am….
On The Menu: Turkey and cheese on toasted brown bread, dill pickle,
carrot sticks, celery with peanut butter, cherries, and pound cake
with an iced espresso to drink
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6:15am: FUCK FUCK FUCK. We fell asleep for almost an hour.
HEY THE DOG IS BARKING AT SIX IN THE MORNING AGAIN!
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. We tried to go back to bed.

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11:00am: The housekeeper is here.
We made an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
AND NOW THERE’S A DOG EMERGENCY. 
(AND AFTER YOU IGNORED OUR WARNINGs MORE THAN ONCE)
HERE IS WHERE OUR MORNING WENT TO HELL.
1:15pm:  So there was anger and panic and more anger….
The dog is okay. And now we are watching for any signs of trouble.
The housekeeper finished and left.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. We took a nap with the dogs.

4:25pm: FUCK x 50. WTF? This day just keeps getting worse.

8:50pm: We have to stop. TIMEOUT.
We still haven’t eaten. And we were hungry before.
Now we are too mad to eat.
WE ARE JUST TOO ANGRY TO CONTINUE ‘writing’ TODAY TOO. 

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11:05: We had to eat, so we made some food for dinner.
On The Menu: Turkey and cheese sandwich on toasted brown bread,
dill pickle, carrots & celery sticks, potato chips, and some cherries.
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And now let’s do Tuesday in the next Blog Post.


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.
611000+ Reported Deaths in the United States from COVID-19
as of today.
64265+ Reported Deaths in California from COVID-19 as of today
53235+ Reported Deaths in New York from COVID-19 as of today
(these are the reported numbers, the true numbers are much higher)

NOTE: THERE IS ANOTHER REPORT THAT COVID-19 NUMBERS
IN THE US MAY HAVE BEEN UNDER-REPORTED BY AS MUCH AS 60%!
The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
reports the number of COVID-19 DEATHS in the US at more than 900000
(that’s 57% higher than the official data according to their analysis)

WARNING! The Delta Variant is spreading!
It was previously known as the “Indian variant”
First detected in India last October and now spreading in more than 40 countries!

THE UNITED STATES WILL CONTINUE THE CURRENT TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS.
The CDC now advises Americans against travel to the United Kingdom!
The Department of Veterans Affairs will require healthcare workers to get COVID-19 vaccines.

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A Message from Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco:
Beginning Thursday, July 29th, Smuggler’s Cove will be joining the over 400 members of the San Francisco Bar Owners Alliance and temporarily requiring either proof of vaccination or a negative covid test (within 72 hours) to enter the bar. This is for the safety of our guests, our staff, and their families. In addition to your ID, please be prepared to show:
1. Your vaccination card, a photo of your card, or your digital record.
OR
2. Proof of a negative COVID test within the last 72 hours.
We thank you for your understanding and patience, and by working together we can help stop the spread and return as quickly as possible to a point where we won’t have to do this. The support of our guests means the world to us as we continue to recover from our fifteen-month closure. Thank you!!!
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Smuggler’s Cove – San Francisco

And they are not the only ones.
The COVID-19 Delta Variant is becoming a new national emergency (again).

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

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

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

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AND DO NOT TRUST THE 2020 CENSUS!
OR ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION!

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

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

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Mental health problems are common.
Seek help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
If distress impacts your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to someone!
Talk to a clergy member, counselor, or your healthcare provider.
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, seek professional help immediately.

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.

Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health has a collection of FREE guided meditations to reduce stress, and also FREE sleep and movement exercises at headspace.com/lacounty or contact them at DMH.LACounty.gov
Phone number: 800-854-7771

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We are now SEEKING NEW EMPLOYMENT.
We are seeking NEW OPPORTUNITIES that pay good money.
We are seeking SPONSORS AND ADVERTISERS for our Blog and other endeavors.
We are seeking PAID AND COMPED SPEAKING AND TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES!
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We will always disclose when we are being paid, comped, or given something for FREE.

ONE THOUSAND BLOG POSTS!
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100000 HITS! One Hundred Thousand Hits! 100000 HITS! THANK YOU!

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Blog Post Links for Spring 2021:

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NOTE: Periscope is done as of March 31st, 2021. And they killed themselves. SAD.

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Josh’s Entertainment Industry History:
10 years as a Talent and Personal Manager  (1997-2007) and
12 years Freelance Entertainment Production (1984-1997)
(Resumes and References available on request)

JOSH’S ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY HISTORY

Experience as a Certified Travel Specialist:

Our experience as a licensed Professional Travel Advisor
(Luxury Travel Agent with Willett Travel 2013-2014)
includes special earned CERTIFICATIONS
from other Travel Organizations, Vendors, and Destinations:

Certified LUXURY TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Certified LUXURY TRAVEL SPECIALIST 2.0

Certified HAWAIIAN DESTINATION SPECIALIST –
Hawaiian Visitor & Convention Bureau
(with addition Big Island Hawaii, Oahu, Maui,
Kauai, Molokai & Lanai specialization)

ALASKA CERTIFIED EXPERT (ACE) –
Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA)

Certified DISNEY DESTINATIONS GENIUS

Certified CLUB MED EXPERT AGENT

SNG Certified ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL ADVOCATE
Special Needs Group
If you have special needs and want to travel, just do it!

Certified JAMAICA “ONE LOVE” TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Certified UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS SPECIALIST
Certified VANCOUVER TRAVEL SPECIALIST

Certified MARRIOTT HOTEL EXCELLENCE SPECIALIST
Certified HYATT MASTER TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Certified STARWOOD HOTEL PRO
Certified OUTRIGGER HOSPITALITY SPECIALIST
Certified MGM RESORTS INTL MASTER SPECIALIST
Certified OMNI HOTEL & RESORTS SPECIALIST
Certified IHG HOTELS SPECIALIST

Certified CRUISE SPECIALIST
Certified AMAWATERWAYS SPECIALIST
Certified CRYSTAL CRUISES EXPERT TRAVEL AGENT
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Certified SILVERSEA TRAVEL SPECIALIST
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CV! Part 178 – 4th of JULY WEEKEND 2021! (Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun)

CV! Part 178 – 4th of JULY Weekend 2021! (Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun)
ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF 
LOS ANGELES!

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USA! USA! USA!

Thursday, July 1, 2021 – Rabbit. Rabbit.
Today is the 182nd Day of the year and 183 Days remain until 2022.
The year is half over or half past, and six months remain in 2021.

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O Canada!

It’s CANADA DAY!
On the 154th anniversary of Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867
NOTE: Many cities cancelled Canada Day celebrations after the bodies of hundreds of native american children were uncovered in unmarked graves on or near former Indian Residential Schools. The border remains closed and tourists won’t be able to cross until at least July 21. And at least 230 people died from the heat in British Columbia since last Friday.

It’s National US Postage Stamp Day!
The United States issued the first postage stamp on July 1, 1847.
Philately is the study of postage stamps and postal history.
And it’s also National Postal Worker Day!

FIRE AND ARREST TRUMP STOOGE
AND GOP TRAITOR LOUIS DEJOY NOW!

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1:55am: Good morning! Happy (month of) July!
We took the dog outside. We made an iced mocha.

8:08am: We slept a little. We got woken up. We are very awake.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We got the newspapers. We made and drank an iced espresso.
We ate a toasted onion bagel with cream cheese.

Breaking News about the Surfside Collapse in Miami, Florida:
the rescue effort was halted early this morning due to structural concerns.
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A partial collapse occurred at ~1:23am EST on June 24 at the Champlain Towers South condos.
The death toll is currently 18 and 145 people are missing.
And President Joe Biden  is in town to be President at the scene. He is just doing his job.

Oregon health officials blame 63 deaths on last week’s heat wave.
20 deaths in Washington state are linked to the heat, with more expected to come.
More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia, Canada, since last Friday.

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Rapist Bill Cosby was released from prison yesterday. MORE THAN 60 WOMEN!
FUCK THE PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT! Bought and paid for.
AND DON’T THINK THE TIMING IS A COINCIDENCE!
There will be a week of Cosby coverage. Unimportant News that just distracts.
Our Justice System is a total disaster. TRUMP IS A RAPIST TOO!

There is NO JUSTICE in this country. BLACKLIVESMATTER!
Rich celebrities can get away with anything. NO JUSTICE! NO PEACE!
Why are the GOP Traitors still in office and not under arrest?
January 6, 2021 is only seven months ago…. when will they be arrested?
Now Waiting for TRUMP ORGANIZATION INDICTMENTS to be announced.
Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself. Trump lied to you. 600000+ US DEAD!

NOTE: The Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance,
charged the Trump Organization and Weisselberg
with 15 felony counts including grand larceny and tax fraud

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


NATIONAL GINGERSNAP DAY
NATIONAL CREATIVE ICE CREAM FLAVORS DAY

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6:15pm: Today sucks. We ordered a pizza.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
The pizza came. We ate. We’re not hungry now.

On The Menu: Extra-large pizza with sausage and meatball

11:25pm: We took a little nap. We woke up.
We took the dogs outside. We’re chillin’, and that’s our Thursday.

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FIREWORKS!

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Mark Teich (aka “Teichy”) RIP. Another Good One Gone WAY TOO SOON.
Our good friend and “partner in comedy” died yesterday. Cancer got him. Just terrible news. Our thoughts are for his mom and girlfriend and his many friends.
May his memory be a blessing. This one really hurts. FUCK CANCER!
May the Four Winds blow him safely home. 111
The pic is us together is from his birthday party in 2010
with Vaud and the Villains in the VIP Room at Fais Do-Do:


TRAVEL ALERT! TRAVEL ALERT! TRAVEL ALERT!

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It’s the FIRST POST-PANDEMIC HOLIDAY TRAVEL WEEKEND!
It will be the busiest weekend of travel since Christmas of 2019.
47million+ Americans are expected to travel this weekend according to AAA.
132million+ Americans (51% of the population) will go somewhere this weekend.

If you are traveling this weekend, expect crowds, traffic, and delays.
Everyone is understaffed. Flights and other reservations may be cancelled.
Gas prices are spiking this weekend, the highest since 2014.
Los Angeles gas is going for “arvage” $4.30 per gallon!

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Friday, July 2, 2021 – It’s the first day of the second half of the year.

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Fourth of July Friday! Have a SAFE and INSANE weekend everyone!
ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES!

It’s WORLD UFO DAY! (aka International UFO Day)
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On this day in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.
BLACKLIVESMATTER!

5:45am: Friday morning. We’ve been awake for a little bit.
We took the dog outside. We made an iced espresso.
We are watching the stupid local news on KTLA. AND IT’S REALLY STUPID!

8:30am: We went back to bed and got woken up. The dogs got fed.
We made another iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are at The White House this morning meeting with President Joe Biden. And LA Mayor Garcetti is there (of course he is, because NO PHOTO OP IS TOO BIG OR SMALL). Garcetti is lobbying for a Washington gig while the City of Los Angeles remains a total mess. What about the BUSISNESS OF LOS ANGELES?

President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris met with the Los Angeles Dodgers. They gave the President and Vice-President personalized jerseys. Pitcher Clayton Kershaw made a short thank you speech. Joe told a Satchel Page story and made a joke about age, and then rambled on for too long again. And then they took pictures.

5:20pm: We got the newspapers and the mail. We took the dogs outside. We took a nap with the dogs. We made another iced espresso. It was HOT outside. We stayed inside. Nothing happened. We ate the leftover pizza for lunch. And it’s time to feed the dogs again. We’ve already set up their supper. Just going to wait a little bit. We didn’t do anything today again. Friday. Friday.
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4th of July Friday Traffic in Los Angeles at 5:00pm Rush Hour!

11:25pm: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We made some food for dinner. Good Shabbos everyone!

On The Menu: Bacon cheeseburger on a toasted onion bagel
with dill pickle and potato chips. And a Dr. Pepper to drink
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Saturday 12:15am: We took the dog outside. We took a nice hot shower.
We are watching TV and surfing the interweb. We just drank an iced espresso.

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

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Five to one, baby. One in five
No one here gets out alive

Jim Morrison RIP
December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971

On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence
was adopted by the Second Continental Congress.

On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg ended.
The three days of fighting in Pennsylvania finished with a victory for the Union.

ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES!

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EXTREME FIRE DANGER! Just say NO to fireworks this year. 

8:40am: We didn’t sleep well. We slept a little. We woke up.
The dogs went outside and got fed. We made an iced espresso.

11:00am: We drank the iced espresso. We got the newspapers and the mail.
We ate a toasted onion bagel with cream cheese.

3:36pm: We took a nap. We woke up. We took the dogs outside.
We made another iced espresso. We had the dog in the Home Office.
Now they’re in the bedroom. We need to eat. We are listening to music.
Its HOT out. And really bright out. .And we just wasted another hour….

4:20pm.

8:45pm: We made some food. Call it early dinner or late lunch.
We took the dogs outside. The dogs got fed. We took the dogs outside.
Then we took a nap with the dogs.

On The Menu: 2 hotdogs with bacon, cheese, onion and mustard;
dill pickle, carrot & celery sticks, fresh guacamole and salsa verde
with tortilla chips, and a Dr Pepper
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10:55pm: Called the police on the neighbors shooting off fireworks in their backyard again.
Scares the dogs. Annoys the shit out of us. Scares the birds and wild animals.
We are calling everytime from now on. LAPD is overburdened and it’s not an emergency.
And we just spent 22 minutes on HOLD waiting for LAPD Non-Emergency Operator.
CALL 877-LAPD247 to report ILLEGAL FIREWORKS!
ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES!

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Sunday, July 4, 2021 –
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

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12:08am: It’s Independence Day! Happy Fourth!
The alarm next door was going off for about 15 minutes,
There was another loud explosion just before midnight.
Now all is quiet. But random fireworks can still be heard farther away.
LAPD is busy working street racers taking over intersections,
a kidnapping, persons with guns, persons with green lasers,
and the usual robberies, assaults, and other crimes.
AND THEY ARE GOING TO ARREST THE GUY WITH THE GREEN LASER!

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When Independence Day falls on a Sunday,
the following Monday is a Federal Holiday
and a State Holiday in all US states except Texas.

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Putting out Old Glory in the morning:
(and check out our pandemic ponytail)

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Celebrate Liberty and Freedom Today and Tomorrow!

10:05am: WE went to bed before dawn…. we woke up too early.
We didn’t sleep because of the Fireworks….. the dogs went outside.
The dogs got fed. The newspapers were retrieved. We put the flag out.
We drank an iced espresso. We took the dogs outside.

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3:55pm: We took the dogs outside again. We made some food. We ate the food.
We drank a double iced espresso. We took a nap. We just woke up again.
It’s HOT and Bright outside. We turned on the air-conditioner.

On The Menu: Mac’n’Cheese with bacon (and cheese)
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11:30pm: POLICE SCANNERS ARE GOING OFF TONIGHT!
GUNS! FIREWORKS! ASSAULTS! ARSON! Happy Holiday!
Just another 4th of July in Los Angeles.

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We’ve been taking cover with he dogs in the Home Office all night.
The neighbors started with fireworks at 5:45pm. We called the police again.
The dogs got fed. We took the dogs outside.
The fireworks show at El Caballero Country Club has got to be stopped!
TOO FUCKING LOUD! BOOM BOOM BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
And so many illegal fireworks going off all over the city. Sounds like a war zone.
We took the dogs outside. We made and ate dinner.

On The Menu: Thin cut top sirloin steak and onions
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And we watched the fireworks from New York City, Walt Disney World,
the Hollywood Bowl (with Kool and the Gang), the Rose Bowl,
and Las Vegas, on the TV and on the interweb.

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Walt Disney World Fireworks from 2019:
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New York City Fireworks (Earthcam)
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Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2021:
Joey Chestnut! Weiner! Winner 🌭🌭  🌭🌭  🌭🌭
He ate 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes!

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Have a Celebration! Wave that Flag! Have a SAFE Holiday!


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

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Last year’s 4th of July Party:
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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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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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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in June of 2021!
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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!

redcrossblood.org 1-800-RED-CROSS Blood Donor App




CV! Part 161 – Happy Mother’s Day (Sunday-Monday)

CV! Part 161 – Happy Mother’s Day (Sunday)
So, LET’S NOT HAVE ANOTHER PARTY!

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Sunday, May 9, 2021 – “Hi Mom!”
It’s 
Mother’s Day all day today! Call your Mother!
Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

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White Roses. (copyright 2012 JoshWillTravel)

Jerusalem Day is May 10th!
Celebrate the “Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War.” (the holiday actually begins on the evening of May 9th)

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6:45am: Sunday Sunday Sunday….. we didn’t sleep.  Insomnia.
We feel sh*tty this morning. We tried to sleep a bunch of times,
but we couldn’t get comfortable, and we couldn’t fall asleep.
Now it’s time to feed the dogs and do the morning stuff.

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7:30am: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
We took the dogs outside again. We got the newspapers.
We drank a little cran-raspberry juice.
No coffee yet, because we still feel sh*tty.
And we’re back in the Home Office with the dogs now.

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Take Time to Smell The Roses! (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

11:50am: We went to bed and slept for a couple hours and now we feel better.
We took the dogs outside. We made an iced espresso. We surfed the interweb.
We made our Mother’s Day phone calls and now we have the long Sunday ahead.
And it’s a beautiful day outside today. Maybe we’ll swimming in the cement pond:
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11:15pm: Recapping Sunday. We didn’t do anything important.
We didn’t even Blog today. But we did call our Mom again.
We took a nap. We took the dogs outside.
We slept some more, because we didn’t sleep last night.
We watched “Bar Rescue” all day on TV. (co-created by one of our ex-clients)
We surfed the interweb and watched youtube vids.
We took the dogs outside. The dogs got fed. We took the dogs outside.
We ate two toasted mini-bagels with cream cheese and a small dill pickle.
We fell asleep. We woke up and took the dogs outside.
Now were all chilling’ in the Home Office again.
And we need to eat something, like dinner. Leftovers we don’t want to waste?

On The Menu: Leftover Thai food. 2 BBQ spareribs and some twice fried rice.
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Monday, May 10, 2021 – It’s the 130th Day of the Year!
Mexican Mother’s Day! Dia de la Madre!
Mother’s Day is always on May 10th in Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala,
Happy birthday Fred Astaire RIP! Donovan! Sid Vicious RIP! And Bono!
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK BEGINS TODAY!

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

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Trust Your Intuition Day – But you already knew that, right?
– the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning
– a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling

It’s National Small Business Day!
Today is all about small businesses and small business owners. Like us!

National Shrimp Day! “Sometimes you’ll just be thinkin’ PLATE-O-SHRIMP.”
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National Lipid Day
World Lupus Day
National Women’s Check-Up Day


National Clean Up Your Room Day! (see below)

Clean Bedroom Checklist:
(and not necessarily in this order)
-Throw it away now! Take out the trash
-Do your laundry! Clean up the dirty clothes
-Is that a closet? Put away the clean clothes
-BEDDING! Strip the bed and wash the sheets and blankets!
-Clear and clean the surface clutter and wipe the surfaces clean
-Dust the curtains/shades and the light fixtures (and also ceiling fans)
-Do the windows and mirrors (use vinegar, rubbing alcohol, or a window cleaner)
-Seep and/or vacuum the floors
-Remake the bed with clean linen and blankets


On this day 1503, Christopher Columbus ‘discovered’ the Cayman Islands

On this day in 1869, the Central Pacific and Union Pacific connected at Promontory Summit in Utah, and the Transcontinental Railroad was finished using the famous “Golden Spike”.

On this day in 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was appointed the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Washington DC.

7:45am: And it’s Monday again.
We woke up, we took the dogs outside, we fed the dogs, we took the dogs outside.
We got the newspapers. We drank a cup of espresso and ate two toasted croissants.

10:10am: We drank another cup of espresso and took the dogs outside again.
The housekeeper just arrived and she is going to clean. So we are going to hide.
We are chillin’ in the Home Office with the dogs now. Happy Monday.


On this day in 1954, Bill Haley and The Comets released
“Rock Around The Clock” (the theme from “Happy Days”) – A VERY BIG HIT IN 1955!
Here they are appearing on the “Ed Sullivan Show” on August 7, 1955:

One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock, rock
Five, six, seven o’clock, eight o’clock, rock
Nine, ten, eleven o’clock, twelve o’clock, rock
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
Put your glad rags on and join me, hon
We’ll have some fun when the clock strikes one
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’til broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight
When the clock strikes two, three and four
If the band slows down we’ll yell for more
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’til broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight
When the chimes ring five, six and seven
We’ll be right in seventh heaven
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’til broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight
When it’s eight, nine, ten, eleven too
I’ll be goin’ strong and so will you
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’til broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight
When the clock strikes twelve, we’ll cool off then
Start a rockin’ round the clock again
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’til broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight
(written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers)

William John Clifton Haley, Jr. (aka the “Father of Rock and Roll”)
born July 6, 1925, Highland Park, Michigan, US
died February 9, 1981, Harlingen, Texas

Other songs by Bill Haley:
“See You Later, Alligator”, “Shake, Rattle and Roll”,
“Rocket 88”, “Skinny Minnie”, and “Razzle Dazzle”

Also on this day in 1910, Halley’s Comet made its closest approach to Earth!


5:00pm: Hey it’s FIVE O’CLOCK. We waited for the housekeeper to leave.
We took the dogs outside and we spent the afternoon chillin’.  One more week.
We took the dogs outside again. And the day went by relatively quick.
So, we just took the dogs outside again and now we’re back in the Home Office.
We haven’t eaten anything today, except for those croissants,
and we prepped some food and it’s waiting in kitchen. So let’s eat!

5:25pm: We ate. Meatless Monday. Okay.
On The Menu: Two toasted cheese sandwiches on sourdough.
And an iced espresso to drink. Drink Coffee. Drink Water. Eat Cheese.
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8:30pm: We got woken up from our nap by our cel phone…. F*CK.
We fell asleep after we fed the dogs. We took them outside before and after.
And then we crashed out for almost an hour an half with the dogs. F*ck.
So we’re almost awake again now.

11:05pm: Same news all day long. Blah blah Blah blah Blah.
We took the dogs outside again. We thought about food.
We didn’t eat. We made an iced mocha. Iced mocha lot.
And we took the dogs outside again. It’s a nice cool night in the SFV.
Maybe tomorrow we’ll go out and do some errands.

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Guess what happened today? HAHAHAHAHA.
We got the mail, and we got some mail from the CA EDD.
We couldn’t get through to EDD on the telephone, so we emailed our contact at our Assemblyman’s office who helped us with our Claim problem (see our previous Blog Posts about Filing for California Unemployment, the Employment Development Department FAILS, and the criminal activity by Bank of America and their Executives). JUST TOTAL FRAUD.
But the Assemblyman’s staffer has a direct contact at EDD and helped us again!
We needed to Backdate our Claim, because we were originally late to file….
and today we received the claim forms for the weeks that needed claiming!
In fact DUPLICATE CLAIM FORMS! And they were weekly, instead of bi-weekly,
so we got FOURTEEN envelopes from EDD today,
with 14 claim forms, 14 cover letters, and 14 return envelopes.
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AND THEN WE CERTIFIED ONLINE!!!!! Paperless.
Because the payments get mailed faster.
MORE WASTE. MORE BAD MANAGEMENT! AND JUST PAR FOR THE COURSE.
WE DON’T HAVE THE FUNDS ADDED ELECTRONICALLY
TO THE BofA BANK CARD BECAUSE OF BofA AND OTHER FRAUD!
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BIG THANKS TO CA ASSEMBLYMAN JESSE GABRIEL FOR ACTUALLY HELPING HIS CONSTITUENTS! BIG THANKS TO OUR CONTACT IN HIS OFFICE FOR SAVING US!


DO NOT TRAVEL! STAY THE FUCK HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!

NOTE: The CDC made a significant change to their COVID-19 guidelines last week.
Anyone infected with COVID-19 can spread it, even if they DO NOT have symptoms.
COVID-19 is aerosolized and can be transmitted at distances greater than six feet!

COVID-19 IS SPREAD IN THREE MAIN WAYS:

  1. Breathing in air when close to an infected person who is exhaling small droplets and particles that contain the virus. Inhalation of air carrying very small fine droplets and aerosol particles that contain infectious virus. Risk of transmission is greatest within three to six feet of an infectious source, but the virus is aerosolized and can be transmitted at distances greater than six feet (and in any poorly ventilated or enclosed space).
  2. Having these small droplets and particles that contain virus land on the eyes, nose, or mouth, especially through splashes and sprays like a cough or sneeze. Deposition of virus carried in exhaled droplets and particles onto exposed mucous membranes (“splashes and sprays”, such as being coughed on). Risk of transmission is greatest close to an infectious source where these exhaled droplets and particles are concentrated.
  3. Touching eyes, nose, or mouth with contaminated hands that have the virus on them. Touching mucous membranes with hands soiled by exhaled respiratory fluids containing virus or from touching inanimate surfaces contaminated with virus.

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  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine today! (if you haven’t yet)
  • WearAF*ckingMask!
  • Stay 6 feet apart – PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!
  • Avoid crowds! StayTheF*ckHome!
  • Avoid (poorly ventilated) indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth

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Cases of reinfection with COVID-19 have been reported, but are rare​.​
And COVID-19 can spread from people to animals in some situations.
Pet cats and dogs can become infected after close contact with infected people.

And the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15 years old today.
Now we wait for the CDC to agree and say okay. Get them all vaccinated!

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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.
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Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health has a collection of FREE guided meditations to reduce stress, and also FREE sleep and movement exercises at headspace.com/lacounty or contact them at DMH.LACounty.gov
Phone number: 800-854-7771

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),
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and love one another, right now – support everyone*.
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CV! Part 150! – THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 200000 HITS! And Our 8 Year Anniversary! And 1000 Blog Posts! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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

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Two Hundred Thousand Hits on this Blog!
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Obviously, people have found us here on the interweb over time.
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And really we don’t even know how this number is actually calculated.
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The three key aspects that will lead to our well-being and happiness:
an end to poverty, a reduction of inequality, and the protection of our planet.

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

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

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

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And we also reached 1000 Blog Posts too this month!
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This is also our 150th CoronaVirus Diary Blog Post.
COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in the United States.
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We started chronicling our self-isolation and quarantine during the pandemic,
over a year ago in February and March of 2020.
We also got very political over the last two years. And we are not sorry at all.
DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in April of 2021!

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STOP SYSTEMIC RACISM! STOP KILLING BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE!

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“Why then the world’s mine oyster, which I with sword will open.” 
– William Shakespeare “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Act 2, scene 2

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We think we’re finished now.
Be thankful. Be grateful. And we are very grateful.
Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone*.
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CORONAVIRUS! Part 11 – The Surge is Here!

CORONAVIRUS! Part 11 – THE SURGE IS HERE! (Mon-Tues)

THIS IS NOT A QUENTIN TARENTINO FILM, THIS IS REAL LIFE!

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REMEMBER to DISINFECT and SANITIZE frequently-touched surfaces like:
cell phones, computers (keyboard & mouse), door handles, faucets, keys. credit cards, wallets, purses, tables, desks, countertops, light switches, knobs, dials, etc. 

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS STAY HOME! CALL YOUR DOCTOR!
THIS IS NOT A HOAX! “DON’T BE AN A**HOLE!”
THIS VIRUS MAY KILL YOU OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT!

Monday, March 30, 2020 – STAY AT HOME!

Los Angeles County CoronaVirus Statistics:
(as of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s speech at 5:15pm)
3000+ Reported Cases and 54 Reported Deaths as of Tuesday evening….
ONLY 8373 PEOPLE TESTED in the CITY OF LOS ANGELES as of Monday!
The current population of Los Angeles County in 2020 is ~10,118,759!

“SOCIAL DISTANCING” ORDER: stay 6-12′ away from other people!
“SAFER-AT-HOME” ORDER: Stay Home! Only essential business allowed!
All Non-Essential Businesses are now closed!

All Restaurants, Bars, Cafes, Clubs, etc. are closed!
Some are open for take out or delivery only!

All Schools, Colleges, and Universities are closed (physically)!
All Beaches and Most Parks are now closed!

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is closed!
Most State and City Offices are closed! Open only for essential workers!

CALIFORNIA: 8500+ Reported Cases and 181 Reported Deaths statewide.

All Farmer Markets IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES are suspended as of today!

WE WANT TO GO TO VEGAS! 
BUT LAS VEGAS IS CLOSED!
SAY THAT OUT LOUD! LAS VEGAS IS CLOSED!
TRUMP HAS KILLED THE UNITED STATES!
AND THERE AIN’T NO EASTER RESURRECTION COMING!

FACTS – NOT “FAKE NEWS”
AS OF MONDAY MARCH 30, 2020:

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37582 Reported Deaths as of Monday, March 30, 2020 at 4pm PST

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As of Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3:00pm PST

 

Earthquakes! (the Two Big Ones: 1971 Sylmar, 1994 Northridge)
Fires! Wild Fires! Fire Storms! (too many to mention)
Riots! (1992 Los Angeles)
Terrorist Attacks! (2001 Twin Towers/Pentagon on 9-11)
The O.J. Simpson Trial…. (that was a real disaster)
and now GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC!
Yes, we are totally freaking out tonight!

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Are You Freaking Out Yet?

Thank you Chuck Lorre and the writers of “Two and A Half Men”.
Thank you Alex Trebek and all the folks at “Jeopardy”
See our previous Blog Post “CORONAVIRUS! Part 10 – That’s Entertainment!”

Tonight we are finally going to watch
Quentin Tarentino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
(update: we did not watch it Monday night, we got distracted by a livestream on Deadheadland: 7 Walkers tunes, lyrics by Robert Hunter, effin’ cool and other stuff)

On The Menu:
Monday night – 3 Pork Tamales and a Strawberry-Banana Nectar drink
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We were outside this evening with the dogs and it was SO QUIET!
They are still doing residential construction across the street, leveling a piece of property is still deemed “essential” in Los Angeles (we checked) and the sounds of the bulldozer and big trucks on the street is a constant from morning until late afternoon.
It was a beautiful day today is our “splendid isolation” but the noise f*cking sucks!
So, we were outside this evening with the dogs and it was SO QUIET! TOO QUIET!
HASN”T BEEN THIS QUIET SINCE THE WEEK AFTER THE 9-11 TERRORIST ATTACK!
No commercial planes flying over the San Fernando Valley!
No traffic on the 101 Freeway! No street traffic on Ventura Boulevard!
Or on any street in the city, except where they have 4 (now 5) drive-thru testing sites,
and/or near a hospital. They are setting up new “Field Hospitals” to handle the overflow.
(i.e. Beds inside the LA Convention Center set up by the California National Guard)

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
We did not watch Quentin Tarentino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” last night.

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Tonight’s Feature Presentation: “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”

There was other good stuff to watch online to distract us until we passed out.
And how long was that, not sure, but it’s Tuesday about 11:30am and we’ve been up for hours. (tossed and turned all last night, and couldn’t sleep).
NOTE: That might be where that end of Monday rant (above) came from.

Three dogs chillin’ here with us at the Home Office (the little boy is under the desk getting loved with the left hand, while we type this with the right) and we are thinking about lunch/brunch/breakfast (although we had a toasted onion bagel with cream cheese with our second cup of espresso when we fed the dogs at 7am, so that was technically today’s breakfast). And it’s a warm and beautiful day in the San Fernando Valley, except for the construction across the street, it’s really nice. This morning, we asked them not to park and idle their dump trucks in front of the house (TWICE), and so far it’s a little better, and let’s see how long that lasts…. probably just until the next load or maybe tomorrow morning. AND F*CK NOW WE HAVE A HEADACHE!

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We thought about going to the market this morning, but we might go tomorrow instead.
There’s plenty of food and we only need a few things, but we don’t want to go out in public! It doesn’t feel safe. The few things we need can wait until tomorrow, right?
NOTE: Already being a practical germophobe for so long, this is hell on our anxiety level!

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Just holed up at home wondering what’s next, like everyone else, trying to keep occupied:
Outdoors yesterday! We cleaned out the dog run and doghouse crate in the big backyard! And we are also fixing the rock garden (which is a crazy mess) a little each time we are outside while the dogs run around, play, and eat stuff they shouldn’t. We also did a little gardening and pruned the lemon tree, while harvesting a sh*tload of lemons, and we still have lots more to pick! And now we need to make lemonade.

And “Spring Cleaning” continues too!
We try to do a little bit of something everyday, while constantly keeping the kitchen cleaned and sanitized. And that reminds us it’s time for lunch!

On The Menu for Tuesday’s Lunch:
Bean and cheese burrito in a flour tortilla with avocado and salsa and an iced espresso.

and Maybe a little nap after lunch.
And then we woke up to the horrible afternoon news.
THE DEAD, DYING, AND SICK REPORT as the pandemic explodes across the country.
7477 Reported Cases  – 54 Reported Deaths in Los Angeles County as of today.

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An outbreak aboard the naval ship (a nuclear powered aircraft carrier) USS Theodore Roosevelt at port in Guam has affected the entire crew.

Breaking News! “Virginia will join Maryland in issuing stay-at-home order, sources say, nearly shutting down the Washington D.C. region.” – Washington Post
Texas Governor orders “stay-at-home” until April 30, schools closed until May 4.
42 states are now SHUT DOWN. Should have been 50 states two weeks ago.
Not enough tests available, only a fraction of necessary tests are actually being done!
Now enough medical equipment! Masks, gloves, face shields, gowns, swabs, and more.
Doctors and nurses are getting sick. Medical professionals are ESSENTIAL & NEEDED!

The “SPRING BREAK” outbreaks are just beginning, (the kids brought the virus home) and then they told two friends, and so on and so on and so on. Hope it was a good party.

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REMAIN CALM! WASH YOUR HANDS!

WATCH THIS IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SLEEP TONIGHT:
Tracking only one small area of the Florida beach….. remember the news footage?
Is the Mar-A-Lago Club still open? Are they still serving over-cooked steaks and chocolate cake to Trump’s rich friends? Don’t hear much about who else from their party got sick!
AND HOW MANY SENATORS ARE ACTUALLY INFECTED THANKS TO RAND PAUL?

EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! –
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! –
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!

Trump warns of difficult weeks ahead……
with projections of 100,000 to 240,000 deaths!

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How’s the hair Donny?

TOTAL FAILURE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH!

Their NUMBERS ARE A VERY LOW ESTIMATE – A LOT MORE PEOPLE WILL DIE!
Their incompetence is criminal and they should all hang for genocide, high treason,
and crimes against humanity (not the game). Get the torches and pitchforks Grandpa!

EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! –
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! –
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE UNITED STATES!
Trump was briefed about Coronavirus 3 months ago!
He called it a hoax, a conspiracy theory, ignored it and of course, lied about it!
A TOTAL REPUBLICAN FAILURE! Trump fired the NSC Pandemic Team in 2018!

“Donald Trump’s mental illness is killing people.” – Rob Reiner

Trump and the Republicans in Congress are a Clear and Present Danger
to Public Health and Safety of the United States!

FUCK FOX NEWS – TRUMP PROPAGANDA NETWORK! THEIR LIES KILLED PEOPLE!

Trump is very happy he’s getting great ratings!

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42000+ Reported Deaths as of Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7pm PST

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Help for Senior Citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.

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/.

Here are some common warning signs of suicide,
as provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

UPDATED 11-14-19: Did you know that 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.

It’s ok to not be ok sometimes. People care about you and the world would not be the same without you in it. ❤️ More on mental health in this weird time next Blog Post.

The dogs are fed and happy. Now it’s time for a double feature film festival.

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“Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” Take 2

 




UPDATED April 1, 2020:

By George Ronny Conway:

For Trump supporters, let me make one thing VERY clear!
For the record NO ONE is blaming the President for the virus. Let me repeat. Coronavirus is not Trump’s fault.
Here’s a detailed list of what we are blaming him for:
* Trump declined to use the World Health Organization’s test like other nations. Back in January, over a month before the first Co-vid19 case, the Chinese posted a new mysterious virus and within a week, Berlin virologists had produced the first diagnostic test. By the end of February, the WHO had shipped out tests to 60 countries. Oh, but not our government. We declined the test even as a temporary bridge until the CDC could create its own test. The question is why? We don’t know but what to look for is which pharmaceutical company eventually manufactures the test and who owns the stock. Keep tuned.
* In 2018 Trump fired Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossart, whose job was to coordinate a response to global pandemics. He was not replaced.
* In 2018 Dr. Luciana Borio, the NSC director for medical and bio-defense preparedness left the job. Trump did not replace Dr. Borio.
* In 2019 the NSC’s Senior Director for Global Health Security and bio-defense, Tim Ziemer, left the position and Trump did not replace the Rear Admiral.
* Trump shut down the entire Global Health Security and Bio-defense agency. Yes, he did.
* Amid the explosive worldwide outbreak of the virus Trump proposed a 19% cut to the budget of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention plus a 10% cut to Public Health Services and a 7% cut to Global Health Services. Those happen to be the organizations that responds to public health threats.
* In 2018, at Trump’s direction, the CDC stopped funding epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries including China.
* Trump didn’t appoint a doctor to oversee the US response to the pandemic. He appointed Mike Pence.
* Trump has on multiple occasions sowed doubt about the severity of the virus even using the word hoax at events and rallies. He even did it at an event where the virus was being spread. Trump has put out zero useful information concerning the health risks of the virus.
* Trump pretended the virus had been contained.
* Trump left a cruise ship at sea for days, denying them proper hospital care, rather than increase his numbers in America.
Repeat. We do not blame Trump for the virus. We blame him for gutting the nation’s preparations to deal with it. We blame him for bungling testing and allowing it to spread uninhibited. We blame him for wasting taxpayer money on applause lines at his rallies (like The Wall). We blame him for putting his own political life over American human life. I hope this clears things up.”



 

 

OCTOBER 2019 Taimane in Malibu, Rocktoberfest, and Halloween!

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

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

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

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

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Taimane LIVE at Pepperdine University 10-17-19

NOTE: Taimane is pronounced Tie-mane-ee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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View of Malibu and the Pacific Ocean from Pepperdine at night

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner performs
at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
(Right Click and “Open in New Window”)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ-_ZO9AlMo
and her page on fb> www.facebook.com/taimanegardner

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

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

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

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Our CUBICLE in the West Los Angeles Office

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

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

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Milton: “I believe you have my stapler.”

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

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Happy Halloween 2019!

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

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Happy Jewish New Year!

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

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“Enjoy Every Sandwich”

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

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

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

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

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Happy BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY 2019!

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

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

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Happy Halloween 2019!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“SHOMER F*CKIN’ SHABBOS!”

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

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

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

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

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The Dude Abides.

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

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.         …I’m dreaming of a White Russian.

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

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

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FULL MOON FEVER!

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Rancho Los Encinos in Encino, California

Rancho Los Encinos in Encino, California

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Los Encinos State Historic Park 2017

“Los Encinos State Historic Park, just northeast of the intersection of Balboa and Ventura Boulevards in Encino, California, was the hub of Rancho El Encino. Located in the San Fernando Valley, this California rancho includes the original eight-room de la Ossa Adobe, the two-story limestone Garnier building, a blacksmith shop, a natural spring, and a pond.”

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Rancho Los Encinos 1949

“The natural spring provided a year-round source of water for the ancient, autonomous, village of Siutcanga.  The village was home to Chumash, Tongva, and Tataviam people, who later were called “Fernandeños” by the Spanish due to the enslavement of these three groups to the San Fernando Mission.  An excellent description of this village was recorded as part of the 1769 Portola Expedition. This Spanish expedition reached the San Fernando Valley and named it “El Valle de Santa Catalina de Bononia de Los Encinos” (The Valley of St. Catherine of Bononia of the Oaks).”

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Rancho El Encino 1880s

September 4th, 1781 – El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles is founded!

“Located along a significant travel route between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, the property passed through many hands between the 1840s and the early 20th century. Today, the park contains exhibits related to the agricultural enterprises of Rancho El Encino’s various owners, including Mission Indian, Mexican Californio, French, and French Basque families.”

National Register of Historic Places: NPS-71000142
and California Historical Landmark Number 689

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Dogs are allowed (on leash)

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California Department of Parks & Recreation – Los Encinos State Historical Park
www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=619

Los Encinos Docent Association http://los-encinos.org

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https://joshwilltravel.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/dinner-at-the-lakeside-cafe-in-encino/

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Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark St., Encino CA 91436-1068 (No Parking Lot – Street Parking Only!)
The Park is Open Wed – Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Admission is FREE!
The Visitors’ Center in the Garnier Building is open during regular park hours.