TIME OUT!

Time Out!  (Saturday May 13)

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This is all we got today.

We need to take a break.

Take a few deep breaths and just step back for a moment.

Relax. Breathe. Rest.

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SCORE! Found a hidden $50 in my sunglasses’ case!

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$50 – Hidden Fifty Dollar – $50 – Make You Holler! – $50

Squirrel money, from my last trip to Las Vegas and you know we went looking for more! And this happened too:

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


Time for a nap.

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Vintage Disney Storage Finds #7 – Disneyland Tickets & the Indiana Jones Decoder Card!

Vintage Disney Storage Finds #7  
Disneyland Tickets & the Indiana Jones Decoder Card!

As part of our early Spring Cleaning, we are moving and opening boxes and finding cool stuff! Today we opened a box and found a smaller box marked “Ticket Stubs” and found some vintage Disneyland Tickets and the Indiana Jones Adventure Decoder Card for the hieroglyphs on the walls in the waiting line for the ride.

NOTE: A SoCal Resident One Day Passport for Disneyland is priced at $24.00 in 1996!

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Vintage Disney Storage Finds – Disneyland Tickets & the Indiana Jones Decoder Card!

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STORAGE! February 2017

STORAGE! February 2017

EVERYTHING MUST GO!

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

From an undisclosed location somewhere in Southern California:

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

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

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

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

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

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

– George Carlin

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

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

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

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Sushi and Sake at Okumura (READ THE BLOG!)

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

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

Drinking / Double espresso with milk
Practicing / Extreme patience & Good Housekeeping
Mastering / 2 Little Puppies and the Big Boy
Learning / “about history and havin’ some food”
spiccoli

Trying / To remain calm and get sh*t done.
Playing / With the puppies of course.

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Keeping warm and staying dry!

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

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in California

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

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

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

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Helms Bakery in Culver City, West Los Angeles, California

Wanting / More. (much, much MORE!)

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

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Thai Food at Sri Siam Cafe in North Hollywood>
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UPDATED Saturday May 13, 2017

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

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

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Vintage Disney Storage Finds #5

Vintage Disney Stuff!
Thrift Store Finds in Oregon!

Found some really great stuff on this last trip. There are some great places for antiques and other stuff in and around Ashland. Here are some of the Disney things I found:

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Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – 3 Coffee Cups, 2 Shot Glasses

Mickey coffee cup, Princesses coffee cup, Disney Character (raised/relief) coffee cup, Disneyland 50th Anniversary shot glass and a John Wayne Airport shot glass! Winnie the Pooh plush toy, Winnie the Pooh ceramic bank (missing the honey pot door), plastic Pluto bank, the Jungle Book See Hear Read book & record, a great bag of Donald Duck toys with a Donald Duck PEZ and matching Mickey & Minnie toys and more!

Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – Winnie the Pooh Plush Toy

Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – Winnie the Pooh Ceramic (missing the Honey Pot door)

Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – Pluto Plastic Bank

Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – Jungle Book “See, Hear, Read” Book & Record

Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – Jungle Book “See, Hear, Read” Book & Record

Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – Bag of Donald Duck Toys! Some rare ones too!

Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – Donald Duck PEZ Dispenser (with old PEZ candy)

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Vintage Disney Storage Find #4 – Toys and Buttons!

Vintage Disney Storage Find #4 – Toys and Buttons! 

The Storage search continues….today I opened up a box and found a few toys and buttons I had stashed. “Muppet Treasure Island” promo button, Disneyland Birthday Button, Happy Meal Toys, and a Buzz Lightyear 5 1/2″ figure with “The Big One” Rocket!

Here are the pics:

Vintage Disney! "Muppet Treasure Island" & Birthday Buttons

Vintage Disney! “Muppet Treasure Island” & Birthday Buttons

Vintage Disney! Plastic Happy Meal Toys!

Vintage Disney! Plastic Happy Meal Toys!

Vintage Disney! Aladdin, Jazmine & The Magic Carpet Happy Meal Toys

Vintage Disney! Plastic Aladdin, Jasmine & The Magic Carpet Happy Meal Toys

Vintage Disney! 1996 Buzz & Woody Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Disney! 1996 Plastic Buzz Lightyear & Woody Christmas Ornaments (not my kids)

Vintage Disney!

Vintage Disney! Buzz Lightyear 5 1/2″ plastic opposable figure and “The Big One” Rocket

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Vintage Disney Storage Find #3 – Winnie the Pooh

Vintage Disney Storage Find #3 – Winnie the Pooh 8″ Plush Toy

Vintage Disney Storage Find #3 - Winnie the Pooh

Vintage Disney Storage Find #3 – Winnie the Pooh

“Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, tubby little buddy all stuffed with fluff…. 

Vintage Disney Storage Find #3 - Winnie the Pooh

Vintage Disney Storage Find #3 – Winnie the Pooh

He’s Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, willy-nilly-silly ol’ Bear!”

Vintage Disney Storage Find #3 - Winnie the Pooh

Vintage Disney Storage Find #3 – Winnie the Pooh

Found in my storage during the move this week. Don’t know where he came from, or what happened to his red shirt, but he’s in great condition! The tag is shredded so I don’t know who the maker is or how old it is, except that it’s been there for at least 20 years.

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Vintage Disney Storage Find #1 – “Sleeping Beauty” Movie Poster

Vintage Disney Storage Find #1 – “Sleeping Beauty” 1970 Rerelease Movie Poster

"Sleeping Beauty" 1970 Rerelease Movie Poster

Vintage Disney Storage Find #1: Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” 1970 Rerelease Movie Poster

It measures 3-1/2′ x 2-1/4′ (there’s a little damage at the bottom, a small torn corner, and it’s still partially wrapped in the original cellophane). Must be a sign that it’s time to finally have it framed!

Spring is a time of cleaning! I’ve been trying to get organized for about twenty five years. I’m definitely a “pack rat” in that I don’t like to throw stuff out, and I believe you never know what item might be important or valuable later. Not just in terms of having a monetary value, but in terms of the emotional connection an item has, or the dormant memory that an item triggers.

I don’t think I’m a hoarder, but it probably depends on someone else’s opinion. To manage my “STUFF” and to keep my day-to-day life relatively clutter free, I’ve maintained a storage space for years and years.

Storage! Three Past Lives in 300 Square Feet of  Rented Space

Storage! Three Past Lives Stored in Boxes in 300 Square Feet of Rented Space

I have three past lives stored away in boxes in about 300 square feet of rented space:

1. Things from before the Northridge earthquake of 1994, when I had everything stored in Northridge, and the facility was yellow tagged. I moved everything that was salvageable to North Hollywood. This stuff includes keepsakes from childhood through college, retro furniture, hand-me-down kitchen appliances, film/prop/set/art/lighting/costume supplies from my first years in Hollywood production and camping equipment/building material from the Renaissance Faire.

2. Things from my life after college in Los Angeles, including furniture, bar and glassware, kitchen and cookware, housewares, appliances, electronics, books, vinyl records, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and assorted memorabilia and papers from my post-college, Hollywood production and management years, and a past married life long ago.

3. Things from this current life that are taking up space or need to be stored away out of sight. STUFF! There are real estate files, old talent management files, financial records and receipts, office supplies, file cabinets and office furniture, toys & games, collectibles, magazines, clothes and linen, old computer software and hardware, miscellaneous junk, and empty boxes waiting to be filled with more stuff.

Periodically, I will sell some of my stuff, but the collection always continues to grow! So, after 20 years at the facility in North Hollywood, because of circumstances beyond my control, I’m moving everything. I’ll be trashing some stuff, selling some stuff, and moving some stuff to other places.

Which brings us back to the “Sleeping Beauty” Movie Poster I found today between a large unframed mirror and a glass tabletop. I recently joined the Vintage Disneyland group on facebook and I’ve already found a couple of cool vintage pieces.

I’ll be posting stuff for sale soon. Check back here and on my facebook. And please let me know if you’re interested in buying anything that I’m selling! Thanks!

Storage! Three Past Lives in 300 Square Feet of  Rented Space

Storage! Three Past Lives Stored in Boxes in 300 Square Feet of Rented Space

“That’s all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That’s all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. If you didn’t have so much stuff, you wouldn’t need a house. You could just walk around all the time. A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. You can see that when you’re taking off in an airplane. You look down, you see everybody’s got a little pile of stuff. All the little piles of stuff. And when you leave your house, you gotta lock it up. Wouldn’t want somebody to come by and take some of your stuff. They always take the good stuff. They never bother with that crap you’re saving. All they want is the shiny stuff. That’s what your house is, a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get…more stuff! Sometimes you gotta move, gotta get a bigger house. Why? No room for your stuff anymore.” and “Nobody owns anything. When you die, it all stays here.” ~ George Carlin

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UPDATE Wed 11 June 2014:

Cleaning out my closet! (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Cleaning out my closet! (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Almost done…Anyone need a beautiful khaki-cream overstuffed soft leather couch with dual kick-out recline? (wrapped in heavy plastic and located in the San Fernando Valley) Message me for details.