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Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Birthday and the June Lunar Eclipse

The Museum of Me and what has been on my mind for the past three weeks.
If not for all of you, I would still be on MySpace.
This is what I feel like today…not I Knew I Loved You, Truly Madly Deeply, Chained To You, To the Moon and Back, Crash and Burn, I Don’t Know You Anymore…although the songs do follow.
I plan in living forever. Although after a century, it might not be comfortable.
Claire wrote "You can tell me what 102 feels like. Ha! (Sometimes we do seem SO old...)" to which I responded "It beats being a non-corporeal lifeform!"
Finnaly...My thought about sex over 50...pull over and get a room!
First Lunar eclipse of 2011            
Can't sleep because I can't get this scene out of my head!
"Now let me get this straight ",
Put the lime in the coconut, you called your doctor, woke him up,
And say, 'Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take,
Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the morning
...Trust me. I'm a Doctor. woooo whooo
Please follow the instructions exactly. Cruzan Tropical Rum (aavailable in coconut) and a splash of Rose's Lime Juice on ice. Or add an equal amount of Pina Colada Mix to dilute it.
‎"Dreams are for those who sleep. Life is for us to keep."
The only truth in life is that it is short. Enjoy it. Enjoy it best with someone. And if it doesn't work out for you, get rid of 'em!  Catherine Gloria Tripp Thanks, Rodney, I needed that.
"For the world is hollow and I have touched the sky"
I have reached the end of the WEB, and ask "Is there nothing else?"

Maumi J Cannell Chatterton So that was one of my Favorite Star Trek episodes Ever! &8 D
If you knew where you are in a statistic, would you change your pattern?
Out of a hundred friends listed, about a third are consistent co-resopnders [see the list of birthday greeters]. I have met all except friends of friends and children of those I knew. Only two I see on a 'regular' basis- my daughter and my niece.

Who needs games when reality is around? At City Center, I approach suits saying "You're big! Rod's bigger!" or throw my emptied Peet's cup to the ground and yell "I like this! I'll have another!"
A teacher once said to "Dream high on the down low."
Aspire, but don't brag. Feel proud, not arrogant. Thank you Mr DeGuzman
May 23, 2011 5:32 pm a Monday
I told my son "Every person you talk to, you are the salesman. You don't need to sell a product. Not even an idea. You are selling yourself! You are telling them that every word you say is important and worth keeping. Even spreading around."

Now if you do sell a brand or product, you had better believe in it. Your employer(s) will be sure to brainwash you to not just know, but LOVE what you are selling. Motivational meetings, product roll-outs, and every form of interaction you make with customers and co-workers is being monitored. You are the tool [ and interchangeable with ‘weapon’] to bring in the money at the best efficiency- profit. YOU are their most important resource! But, you are disposable, replaceable!
Are you enthusiastic when asked what you do for a living? Or do you cringe when asked to explain what kind of work you do by a total stranger? “Why do you need to know?” Every person should carry company business cards. As well as personal cards with their on-line contact information. Inviting someone to your FB page is sociable. To your Blog is more impressionable. LinkdIn or such is more professional. Your on-line profile should be more than a two-sentence blurb bordering on paranoia, Are you not proud of what you do? Be careful though. Companies want to be kept apprised of any information coming from within the company.
My laptop has a facial recognition security feature. If anyone else tries to log in it says "Damn you ugly!" shows a cracked screen then powers down.
My first Yelp Review is about a great salesperson in an otherwise lousy store.
Networking and Pyramid schemes…what is the difference?
Part of an interview “How many friends do you have on FaceBook?” It IS the subtle way of saying ‘how many friends can you convert into customers?’ Entrepreneurs have been said to have made thousands by being an agent that sells anything from bottled pomegranate formula to life-time memberships for legal aid. Making sales as well as searching for potential recruits. The days of ‘door-to-door’ are going to the viral ‘post to all friends if you Like it’ technique.
Now this is a way to end a series! Sometimes I wonder though...Don't they know how to use a condom on the Fox Network?
Sadly, someone dies. Nigel was a fountain of trivial information, a geek all-around. His favorite song was sung by the Bones TeamPut the Lime in the Coconut. By Harry Nilsson. He also wrote the theme for Midnight Cowboy. As well as I Can't Live if Living is Without You [I always thought that was the whole title].
Jim says- They cancel a great show like Chaos and FX comes up with Wilfred. What is our world turning into?
It has become totally attention deficient with hundreds each of networks, unwatched recordings, and webizones. Declining ratings flat-lining in the third episode, late season fillers, and hiatus/breaks mid-season don't help either. It's the 'Twin Peaks Syndrome'- if you didn't keep up, you're screwed. Also there is nothing original anymore, spin-offs, remakes, and rehashed plots. It has been predicted that TV will end as a medium.
You do know that all daytime soap operas are ending. This is just the start of a 'clean up' campaign [no pun intended]. The Big Three and the locals don't know what to do. There are channels dedicate to any subject 24 hours a day. 'Too much input for Johnny 5'
I heard this at the start of an episode of CHAOS. Name that tune! No lyrics! Finally remembered 'it's brass'! Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass   May 28 a Saturday
"If your house were on fire...would you want the firemen to wait for funding approval before putting it out?"- Casey is my favorite character
“There are two things I don’t trust in life. Microwavable sausage and excessively virtuous people.”- Casey of the ODS
“I can’t speak for the others but I consider myself a shadow-warrior and shadow-warrior hate the daylight.”- Casey of the ODS, referring to not seeking praise for work well-done.
Humans in general are an outrage. There are tall ones, short ones, fat ones, thin ones. The Federal government will not fund any organization that discriminates. So why are students, the sick, the elderly, and Repiblicans recieving loans and grants, medicare, social security, and tax breaks?
Alabama -Our state bird is the NASCAR.
Alaska - I can see seasonal depression from here.
Arizona - Keeping Indians in and Mexicans out!
Arkansas - Great scenery, brilliant people.... I'm sorry, we got Walmart.
California - Gay Mexican boob... job computer hippies that really want to direct...
Colorado - SNOW, I mean cocaine. We're also known for skiing.
Connecticut - Great schools, because there is nothing else to do.
Delaware - Come, we've got low incorporation fees. No seriously. Please come.
Florida - The more north you go the more south it gets.
Georgia - Atlanta! We're kind of ashamed of the rest of it, though.
Hawaii - If you lived here, you'd be lazy too. 
Idaho - Potatoes and Napolean Dynamite... god we're cool!
Illinois - Look! A non-corrupt politician, for once, so far.
Indiana - You have to drive through us to get to somewhere better.
Iowa - 56,000 square miles of dull.
Kansas - White-breds making wheat bread.
Kentucky - Farming from the future; textbooks from 1925.
Louisiana - Thanks BP, like we didn't have enough problems.
Maine - A wicked lot of moose, eh?
Maryland - Have Jeeves bring the lobster boat around.
Massachusetts: Our chief export is obnoxious Pats fans.
Michigan - Cereal makers, serial killers.
Minnesota - Too nice NOT to elect douche-y governors.
Mississippi - I'm gonna need a bigger bible belt.
Missouri - We're #1!.... in... meth. (corrected)
Montana - Speed limits don't matter when you're drunk.
Nebraska - Footballs, drawls, and overalls...
Nevada - No laws, no problem. Except all the murders...
New Hampshire - Half hippy, half French, all upper class.
New Jersey - GTL (Guidos, turnpikes, and leeching off New York)
New Mexico - Like regular Mexico, but with more UFO's.
New York - World's 14th biggest city, first biggest ego.
North Carolina - First in flight and lung cancer.
North Dakota - Somehow even worse than South Dakota.
Ohio - People care about us at election time...?
Oklahoma - 10 days tornado free!
Oregon - Dreadlocks on Caucasians.
Pennsylvania - Even our Almish will fight you.
Rhode Island - No seriously! We're a state!
South Carolina - Still accepting Confederate dollars.
South Dakota - .... at least we're not North Dakota.
Tennessee - Where white people music comes from.
Texas - Everything is bigger, even our morons.
Utah - Multiple homely wives.
Vermont - Gay marriages on maple syrup farms.
Virginia - Center of civilization to hicks-ville in 20 minutes flat.
Washington - Richer hippies than Oregon.
West Virginia - Inbred lovechild of Virginia and DC.
Wisconsin - It's too cold to be sober.
Wyoming - We don't have any gay cowboys, alright? Okay, maybe a few gay cowboys...
May 30 a Monday
At a disco, I would only dance with the one I was comfortable with because, frankly, all the other women scared me!
News sells.
Bad news brings in more viewers and advertisers. Tabloids are more popular than larger circulating news publications.  Human interest loses out to scandals. Personal losses are just statistics continued on page A10 after photos of destroyed buildings and a politician touring a disaster site.
Gossip travels faster than warp ten.
Frankly I am not a believer of the texts written by authors AFTER their deaths, in a language not their own. Then hidden. Revelations was even doubted as to its authenticity. From a guy exiled to an island, who lived off of local plants and cave mushrooms. This is >ahem< food for thought though.
Thor at Century Cinemas in San Leandro [Bayfair]. Although I am not dishing out another 3.50 to get a headache. $21 solo replaces dinner with a friend. I give the movie 4 Hammers for humor, effects, like-able characters, and continuity. Of course I liked the fight scenes. Darcy
Heisenberg uncertainty principle states precise inequalities that constrain certain pairs of physical properties, such as where it is now and where it will be; both cannot be done at the same time precisely.
When it comes to areguements about religion, I am god! When it comes to debates about politics, I am the president. When it comes to relations with women...well 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
June 1
Every time I go to Highland Hospital clinic for my appointments, some complete stranger HAS to describe to me their medical conditions in detail. What am I, FaceBook?  James Jimbo Denny Wipe that caring look off your face.  Rodney Rivera ‎'I'm a patient! Not some country doctor!'- a misquote of Dr McCoy
I like British culture with an American accent. Because I cannot understand bloody queen's English!
My name is John- Picks up a prostitute. Pays her big for her services. Keeps her as a 'mistress.' His family doesn't find out until years later. When he zips up and leaves her,damage has already been done to everyone.
"John" is the United States Government. The whore is all the banana republics that the US has kept in power for decades. We have tried to keep communism in check by supporting regimes of regions near hot spots. We have tried to spread and keep the ideals of democracy in those elected dictatorships. We have kept Royal families in power with aid for their flow of oil.
Democracy? Wag it off and zip it up!
Tornadoes and Mississippi River floods => ruined corn crops => greater need of ethanol produced from corn => higher food prices [most processed, packaged foods and bottled drinks contain corn byproducts, ie. High fructose corn syrup].
Sarah Palin Page

SarahPAC follows her everywhere. Now you can too.
Swampland in TIME keeps an eye out for her too. Especially Jay Newton-Small.
I read once "The more you study, the more you know. The more you know, the more you can forget. The more you can forget, the more you DO forget. The more you forget, the less you know. So why study?"

The law of diminishing returns [in layman's terms] states that the more you add of one factor of production, the less you will get out of it overall. Examples are:
Doubling the seeds used in a field may result in only a 50% increase instead of 100%;
Adding more car factory workers, store employees, staff, etc, could lead to lower profits, and at worst, lower individual output;
The Federal Reserve printing more money.
This also applies to the psychological and social statistics. It is easy to get distracted or overwhelmed by too many tasks. Or too many information sources [not necessarily too much information].

After reading so many view point from many sources, I am more confused about 'gout.'
Replying to even less friends on FB the more you accumulate.
300 channels and nothing to watch.
Putting tasks off 'on the back burner' because of new assignments.

"Less is More"
Because of the low volume of sales, we are forced to raise our prices AND reduce services. More customers will leave, but loyal customers will be rewarded with the best 'nickel and dime' tactics we can provide [actually that's $10 and $50 extra fees]. Thank you for your patronage.
June 1

"Less is More"
Because consumers have been conserving, EB MUD is getting less revenue AND it still costs them the same to treat the water. The rate hike is at least 6% according to the news. I don't know who does their math, because EB's charts put it at 10 to 25% for 'average' consumers.
June 1

"Less is More"
To save $300 thousand a year, a school was to be closed. But it would cost $1.5M to supply the portables. The closure was delayed for another year, to look for other options.
June 1

Don't go in the water in Alameda! Really.

June 1, 2011 12:24am a Wednesday
A corporate store provides a service for specific needs. That service is augmented by products to meet those needs. The products must be sold at costs to the consumer high enough to cover the cost of producing, transporting, and distributing it. As well as the cost of personnel and expenses. The corporate distributor charges 3.2 times the cost; the store charges the consumer another 3.2 times more. For a total 10 times markup. Inventory shrinkage due to remakes, spoilage, poor store level accounting, or theft  is one of the greatest concerns of a company. The costs of keeping employees is another. Overhead costs are the least flexible. You still pay for electricity, water, and rent.

Employees are given incentives to sell insurance policies on their own products, called warranties in some cases. Because there is no real cost to it, it is 100% profit. Even to fulfill that agreement will not cost the company less than the 10 times markup stated earlier. So the company wins.

Employees also sell credit, or ‘store credit cards.’ The company reaps the benefits of a credit society willing to pay 25% or more per year for any product. Consumers should be aware that these employees are not licensed agents to sell insurance or credit policies, required by law.

The next time you are asked if you would like to sign up for a store credit card or a warranty for something you bought, ask for the sales person to show you their agent's license. They are required to have one to sell credit or insurance policies.
June 1
Does anyone really Log Out of FB? Unless you do, you are being tracked to almost every site you open. Especially those with a Like button, Even if you don't click it. Even if you don’t go there again. It is like FourSquare, but for your virtual visits. Cleaning your Internet History doesn’t help. Oh, and if you DO Like a Page or Cause, or a friend does, your ‘affiliation’ is noted. And having to re-enter FB did not mean you were logged out, just that you were inactive. But hen again, some of you don’t even shut off.
James Jimbo Denny The only way for anybody to track tour internet movement is to use a tracking cookie or malware. If you have one of these you can sign off or what ever you want to do. You will be tracked anyway. I have looked at the code within facebook and they are not tracking you. Now Microsoft and apple are tracking your every move. Facebook does track your movements within Facebook

I once posted straight long-hairs [ABBA]. Here's the 'others.' OK, who can do the WalkI just love the whistling!
For someone not working, it doesn't matter what day of the week it is! I just like the song! OK, I'm calm.
I like British culture with an American accent. Because I cannot understand bloody queen's English!

Day log
10:24 AC Transit bus 18 from 4700 Park Blvd
10:42 Arrive 14th and Broadway City Center
Kick back with a foolish grin, watching the people go ‘round and ‘round
11am Lunch at Top Dog; browse at DeLauer’s
...12:58 Leave Downtown
1:15 Arrive Home

"Problems with lack of communication ended when I got divorced."- anonymous
In CA "Irreconcilable differences” is grounds for divorce. Isn’t agreeing to a divorce a form of reconciliation?

As Jim said, this is for Erin. Actually I never had this problem. Unless she was just humoring me.
"Food vs. Fuel" debate continues. Feed for meat livestock, all food and drinks using corn [and HFCS] go up in price because 40% of the crop goes into ethanol/biofuel. We may go hungry, but we're more fuel efficient!
I started playing Star Trek The New Empire (not licesnsed, not FB related). A 4X (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) game with a starship and a colony.
I like Internet Slang via Claire
Music of the 1970s
Begins with ABBA, hits by Bee Gees, KC, and what started with Saturday Night Fever.
From Stairway to Heaven, thru Black Sabbath, to Highway to Hell! Any dancing here was mostly head-bobbing.
I would call these 'easy listening' slow dance songs. No rock about it.
Then there are the Love Songs...what else can I say. I love the 1970s.
And there are of course Filipino hits, Boyfriends being just one. There were actually many groups that could mimmick the voices and style of the Bee Gees.
...oh the one thing I did not add here are TV theme tunes. It just would have beeb too much!
To all Filipinos [and filipinas] celebrating Independence Day! Ano ang unang sigaw sa Balintawak?
(…or corrected later as being in Pugad Lawin). It was Andres Bonifacio leading the Katipunan to protest, then war, against Spanish rule. There were murmurs of “Pare, ako’y nasa likuran mo” and “pero pag sinunog ko ang aking cedula e hindi na ako maka-bibili ng beer.” The first Yell was “ARAY!” when one of his followers accidentally poked his butt with a bolo.

Stuck inside these four walls, sent inside forever,
Never seeing no one nice again like you,
Mama you, mama you.
If I ever get out of here,
Thought of giving it all away
...To a registered charity.
All I need is a pint a day
If I ever get out of here.

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