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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dad Did You Have Drive-Ins In Your Days? *

... or Video Killed The Radio Star
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TV Shows
Music and Videos
Just Sayin'

Nearly Everything July 31 to September 10. Not including Oakland High School Spirit of 1976 Reunion or my reconnecting with De Ocampo Memorial College of Optometry Class of 1984.

A short explanation of FB posts and comments... Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey...Stuff

Facebook is a medium to pass on information and opinions. It is not a 'thing'!
As with any group of more than one person, there are rules of conduct to follow...everything should be just fine. There is no need to apologize for anything. If you need to explain yourself, you are speaking to the wrong audience. Just move on.
Item: The alpha-texty-numeric character limit for a status has been raised to 500. I guess FBHQ finally figured out the meaning of '420'
FB is an experiment in which we are given unlabeled tubes and vials >(:[)]
News Feed, see updates from people with whom you've recently interacted DOES NOT MEAN only a few of your friends will actually see your posts. Whoever at FB Central that worded this is an oxy[gen-breathing] moron.
The first part of the statement states what you see because of your inaction. The second part says what others see from your same inaction. Two completely different consequences, the ending not supportive of the first. I did the math.
In my post last night, I told you a monkey in FB Central was an idiot. Here's the proof.

Another FB change... your Wall is in the order of the most recent comments and posts with no comments. Then at some point it continues to the usual order of posts.

As a retaliation to the joke "The ESC key was removed from all prison computer keyboards" I kept hitting the DEL key, but the politicians just wouldn't go away.

I see that this is "the most engaging page on Facebook" according to Jesus Daily I have 10 friends that Like this.
This reminds me of FB stalkers! "Please accept my friend request. We DID know each other! Really (:({)]
True FB friends will Like, comment, and occasionally chat you. For those that just browse, what am I, google?

WARNING to all kids: 10 Ways To Embarrass Your Kids On Facebook We adult supervisor and finaciers (paremts) now have the social media tools to make your on-line life a living hell! So behave in real life. careful. Some of these may get you arrested. Posting baby bath/potty training photos, friending minors, upsetting other parents not 'in' on the joke.

G+ is not my style, since I pretty much keep everything out in the open. [Hey! stop looking at my belt!] If I wanted to arrange a private party, I'd get a room [FB Messages]. OK this piqqued my curiosity and she's cute. But if I have to hear "Google plus" one more time, she will replace "Friday" as the most annoying wanna-be-Disneyette!
They say that life is a circle. But that ain't the way that I found it.

A dying grandma tells her grandchild, " I want to leave you with my farm. Included are the barn, livestock, tractor, field and its harvest, and $22,398.705.78 in cash."
"Oh grandma, you are so generous!" said the grandchild. "I didn't even know you had a farm. Where is it?"
With her last breath, she whispered, "Facebook..."

FB is like jail. You have a profile picture, you sit around all day and write on walls, and you get poked by guys you don't really know.  [more jokes about FB]

Claire WagnerRodney - you will relate to a lot of these milestones

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WARNING there are many '-jacking' scams. Your friend's "See this..." link to a video, may not have been sent by them. Open it, and you may keep getting motifications all the time,or worse! This is the REAL item referred to in a latest scam. PG rated and not part of FB.


I looked up a FBer's profile photo and this is what I got. For my neck to be redder, I'd need to be hanged!

If you don't get a timely response from me, blame it on FB lag. If it takes 4 or more hours, I just got up. If you don't hear from me in 48 hours, I didn't.

In the News

Each US citizen owes $47,000 of which each citizen of China is to recieve $1,125.

Fk'n blood suckers! PG&E should be prosecuted for eight murders! As a side note, why are we being charged more for their not making a profit on the previous meters? as well as the disposal?
I say again, PG&;E should be prosecuted for the murder of eight people. They should not be a forgotten statistic. Instead there are lies, spreading of the costs and any fines to customers!
In the past year Pink Girls and Elephants has had transformers blowing, manholes exploding, neighborhoods stinking, small town lands poisoned, and radiating smart meters. Don't talk to me about safety!

BART should not be blocked. Disrupting transportation of any kind should be deemed an act of terrorism. Take it to BART HQ! Journalistic vultures deserve to get their camera shoved back into their face.

If the troops are not supposed to be active in the US (just like the CIA), and we want them out of all the '-istans', where are we going to put them?
- just a question, not an opinion

Yep, I'm the one who bumped this up to 51% Honestly though, I am not too disappointed in him. I never expected much from him to begin with. I voted for him, only because I didn't want dumb and dumbest in office.  Most of those surveyed were Democrats out of a job and Republicans who didn't need to work.
Even with grumbling doubts, Americans, even those that voted for him, are expecting miracles from the president. Again they have him confused with some other brown-skinned messiah.
Oprah and Rev Jackson, go cry another river and jump in it. I am not making a racist comment. I am NOT a racist. I HATE individuals who use race as an excuse for anything.

For those that are interested, I will be going into labor on Monday.
Abolish Labor Day! It is unconstitutional. It discriminates against those of us that don't have work.
Om the way to the family picnic, I saw neighbors chatting on the sidewalks, doing major yard work, and cleaning :-) I hope no one ate too much...
I am reminded by FB, On This Day In 2010, I posted..."Happy Labor Day to to all of you working people!
For everyone else, the check's in the mail ;-D 
I am still waiting for the check. September 6 at 1:24am
Very rare for a hurricane to threaten above the Mason-Dixon line.Hurricane Irene

Lingerie Bowl 2011 Minnesota Valkyries are beating Green Bay 14-7. And who says I don't know football!
Steve Jobs resigns from Apple There hasn't been so much excitment in a resignation since Tricky Dicky!

It has been confirmed that the recent Colorado, Virginia, and San Leandro CA quakes were the result of every child in China simultaneusley dropping the shoe they were making in protest of their working conditions. Renen (their FB) was used to sync each event.  Aug 26

A truck just passed by my house. It must have been invisible! Is everyone OK!  Aug 23 11:40 pm
My niece texted "wasn't even strong. Felt like a cat running across the roof again."  12:13 am
Loma Prieta... Sears kept all of us employees sequestered for hours for no reason. I sang this song, not knowing the tragedy just a few blocks from me;
The movies and culture of a decade which I watched a decade later;
Being thankful that I am not singing "Disco Inferno."

Recent seismic events in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area (USGS):

ABC7 only lists seismic activity of 2.0 or higher. Rodney Rivera When Atlas shrugs...
3.6 August 24, 2011 9:47 a.m. -- 3 miles northeast of San Leandro, CA
2.3 August 23, 2011 11:41 p.m. -- 3 miles northeast of San Leandro, CA
3.6 August 23, 2011 11:36 p.m. -- 3 miles northeast of San Leandro, CA

Anita Tarce  My dear friends from California, take note... we had our earthquake in Virginia today and we were told we can go home early!!! When it snows... DC stood still... when it quakes... we get to go home early... what else is next? Such wimps!!!

Rodney Rivera No wimps here in CA (:[)]  Aug 23 4:43 pm
Rodney Rivera To prove my point, we just had an earthquake 1 1/2 hours ago.

Aug 24 1:19 am

I texted my niece to see if they were ok. She responded "It wasn't so big. I thought it was a cat running across the roof again."

I believe in Free Speech, but not in my face. I understand the anger against BART police, but don't take it out on passengers. Get between me and the door I am going to, I will push past you! The guy who said there are many ad signs on the walls to justify bringing their own protest signs is a fkn stupid #%$##! You want to protest? Take it to BART HQ.!

"Thank god for machines and monkeys that know how to use rubber stamps!
Who needs tellers and refi/forclose agents? or other employees! We need to protect our margin." - Bank of America to let go of 3,500 employees
My bank likes people with a job, has money they don't need to use, and don't want to talk to people. That's why there is direct deposit, minimum 

Another tax to add to gas. To fix Oakland potholes. Yet handicap ramps were put on every corner of those same bad roads. "Roads are a reflection of the government that serves its citizen

Observations and opinions: Should we invest in the rising foreign currencies of nations trying hard to shore up the US because they are holding on to too much U$D?
How much do you need now to get what you used to get before. I used 1973 as my experiment...simpler times. Measuring Worth - Measures of worth, inflation rates, saving calculator, relative value, worth of a.

I like infographics, but this one is not supported by any facts that I can see (yet). How does the US economic 'freedom' (an qualitative ideal, not a quantitative value) 'fall' compared to a list of nations? What or who is this an ad for... it IS an ad. [see more]

I asked the Genie for world peace, that the Raiders win the Superbowl, and for the answer to life, the universe, and everything in it. He laughed hilariously and went back into the lamp.

NBC Bay Area News Anchor Janelle Wang - 

I usually have nothing good to say about newscasters, but she's sincere in attitude, and she's cute!

You are a filipino/filipina if you know her from American Idol (everyone else forgot :[)

U.S. Stocks Clobbered; Dow Off 430 Points.  Prices of everything they already have in stock will go up sharply. Gas, groceries, and anyting perishable. Futures market, I think they called it. So it does affect my primary question about life, the universe, and everything in it..."What's for dinner?"  Aug 4

Celebrating 30 years of MTV and 40 years of trade and debt deficits.

TV Shows
Supah Ninjas
Holo-Gramps Takei: I love you Mike, but you are ninja nerd number one.
Mike: How can you say that?
Holo: Well for srarters, you speak Klingon.
Mike: Fine... Osh gugah kush!

Catching up with Hell's Kitchen Episode: 9 Chefs Compete [spoilers]
In any food network competition, points are given for (visual) presentaion and taste. The key question is always "Would you pay for this?" BUT the most important thing is your attitude. 

Watched Outer Limits, new series, reminds me of many shows where people of a town are taken over after removing all inhibitions. What's the first thing you would do? Would we survive a Red Hour? or will it become a 6-Minute War?

There are many movie theories why moonlandings stopped when they did. From a Transformers ARK to an international murder coverup to a secret nuclear waste disposal site. The truth is it's to protect us from aliens and bad 1970s fasions.

Music and Videos
Ellie Goulding I like this British performer.
KiaAmerica Hamsters and HALO shuffle Bwahaha I love this commercial!!!
For those that look forward to Fridays. Rebecca Black is her next door neighbor!

Playing at Magic Mountain  Aug 27
This is dedicated to my past- girlfriends, barkadas, classmates; infatuations and inspirations.
I am a new fan of Flipsyde. If anyone says this is so last year, I'm slappin' 'em [A, P & T]

September - Earth, Wind, and Fire
You don't have a smartphone? Technologically challenged? There's a community for that.

Back 4 The Future Nike commercial
You can do anything your heart desires. Especially if you are on a horse with no name. going down Ventura Highway with all the lonely people. [more]

Mmmm I knew a Marilyn once (@U@) ♥

AC/DC - Its A Long Way To The Top If Ya Wanna Rock And Roll To get to the top of anything, you must start from the bottom. To fall from above hurts!
School of Rock battle of the bands and Jack Black & Kids - School Of Rock (Live At Jay Leno) School begins! I told my niece to tell her dad "You better get me to school on time." Now why didn't we have this kind of music program back then?
Snuck into a church I passed along the way. Well I got down on my knees. And I began to pray...

I like Billy Joel's song better than Bruno Mars' of the same title

A brief history of the USA We Didn't Start The Fire
Yes OHS76ers, this was what I was doing after high school! I could do 90% of the moves then, 10% now. And yes Popoy, I passed the entrance exam at Mooncrater with this one.
The Black Eyed Peas - Bebot I have to post my Pinoy Pride! Does anyone recognize 'baby sister'?
The Tennessee Waltz - singer Patti Page 1950 For a friend in Tennessee :[)   Rodney Rivera You ARE the friend I am referring to :-)  Judy Shirk Torelli Awwwwwwwwww!!!!! I'm flattered.....
Oh Land - Sun Of A Gun Scott, you have been tagged!
Sad Movies Karaoke A sing-along favorite. Unfortunately I got "35...try again!"
"Stand by Me" I won't shed a tear, just as long as you stad by me. Not above, below, in front, nor behind.
Train - Save Me, San Francisco
I Want You To Want Me There are a thousand reasons why I loved you, 50 (I would consider) first dates, and 10 things I hate about you.
4 Non Blondes - What's Up I am actually afraid to hear the answer...especially if I should hear it being alone. Only the One knows what it is, and it's not '42.'
All-Star Tribute - What's Going On? This is not only about AIDS but basically about the way life is anyway. Are we blinded and bound by labels?
The Turtles - Happy Together (1967) Another cheerful tune... I hate it!! hahaha - trivia follows...
t bumped the Beatles Penny Lane from its Number i slot;
'Invest a dime'?... Really?
The lyrics reads like a stalker in these days;
This year marked my first time in the Philippines [Dec'66-Jan;67]
Tune makes me want to 'tiptoe through the tulips' if you get it, you're as old as I am.

This Is a Cheer-ocracy and Bring It On - MICKEY

Ahh Friday nights! Wadda you mean I was supposed to be out dating?!? Outtakes
Serenity - Summer Glau - River Tam's fight scenes Makes Sarah Michelle Gellar look like a wimp!
I would not want her as a co-worker! I'd be drooling like the nerd-nerds >(;P],,, She is working with Adam Baldwin again... funny! Summer Glau on Chuck

When I was 17, I had my very first beer
When I was 21, my first girlfriend appeared
But now the days are short, my life is like wine
A sip of a memory to share, "It was a very good year"

Dedicated to... well, you get the idea.
I don't know which is worse. Nelson in shorts, Iglesia in red pants to his ribs, or that they are serenading each other.

To begin your Labor Day entertainment. This is for all the women who actually work more than one job. And the man in their lives that learned what a soap opera is.

A sad song about getting disabled and foreclosure. Happy Labor Day!

I was asked how much I made. This was my answer. Actually back then, I thought the chorys was "Give him just enough for the fifth day."

"Theme From Star Trek" - Van McCoy 1976  - 

Oh hell! I had this 45(rpm) back in the day. NOooooooooo..... I just fell into a time loop. Fkn sh't beam me outta here now... now would be good...

Oh hell! I had this 45(rpm) back in the day. Oh I already said that. Actually I think it was a 33(rpm). Some of the scenes are from decades later and shouldn't be here (even if they were a prequel). Who can forget the Cantina shuffle?!

MTV First Broadcast  It was thirty years ago today OR YouTube killed the video star. And my favorite, Napster killed the record store.
30 years, 17 days, 9 hours, and some minutes...
AM/FM, records and tapes, pay phones, books and newspapers (libraries are now museums), specialty stores and employees... obsolete...there's an app for that;
...where are the flying cars and frictionless machines? corporations hid those!  Aug 18 9 am

Teen Wolf Watching the current and pilot episode, I am 'bitten.'
Twilight Saga (2008) Full Movie I find the first hour of this movie BORING until 1:00. Thank god for ff and rew! I Like the Baseball Scene, after which the movie picks up. Song during the game is Supermassive Black Hole  by Muse. My favorite part from a movie that I am 3 years behind in liking. Like the song too. Why aluminum bats? wooden ones would be fatal when broken. Great 'making of..' and blooper reels for such a short scene. The A's should recruit them, right Erin?
School of Rock part 1 to School of Rock part 11 The movie in 3:29 minutes! Summer rocks!  School of Rock Final

Just Sayin'

 Bow-ties are cool" - the Eleventh Doctor
To those of you that knew me... The Bitch is Back

Life is breathing, eating, and sometimes moving around. Living is what you accomplish with it.

There are 10 types of people in this world: Those that understand binary and those that dont."

Which is worse, being single-minded, bi-polar, or having a multiple personality?
I was once yelled at "What kind of a half-ass are you!" to which I replied "I'll have you know I am a full-ass, thank you." Certainly only one answer would be suitable. Unless of course you take alternate realities into consideration.

Charity is like working out: Give until it hurts, but don't kill yourself over it.
Charity begins at you can't crash!
Charity is like chastity. It's all or nothing.
At church "Dad, why is it your money is was the only one that made noise?" - Dennis Mitchell

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
There WILL be an answer, let it be
- from the gospels according to Paul, John, George, and Ringo

Again this only my opinion and not meant as disrespect on those who follow a religion. re canonization and man-elected sainthood...

Matthew 24:24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible.
Do you believe everything you see and hear in the news? listen to polititicians and political "experts"? follow mobs whith no thought on how it affects You?
Jeremiah 23:16 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.
My view on every religious heirarchy and TV evangelist that quotes scriptures to the masses on a regular basis...
Matthew 24:11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.
re Corporations and Congress that control the Military "helping" [themselves] to other countries...
Ezekiel 22:27 Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.
re the worshippers of the temple that is on Wall Street...
Daniel 11:34 When they fall, they will receive [a] little help, and many who are not sincere will join them.
Although it is common practice for most catholics, as in going shopping and going to school, it is not a good idea to go to Mass on an empty stomach. Most are likely to complain and have less to be thankful for. Refer to Exodus BEFORE the Lord provided them with manna.

My microwave dinner must be angry and tired. Instructions say to let it vent, then rest for 2 minutes.

Filipina moms will always ask you and your friends if you ate already, even if it's after midnight. "Have some more. You are so skinny!"
'psst What is that?' Neber mind... just eat it!

Aww the US will lose its credit rating from triple-A to double-A. Is that worse than my rating of 568?
I was once a representation of the pre-July [2011] US. Had a shaky ceiling, very much in debt, shopped at Walmart and ate at chinatown a lot.

A litttle more than a generation ago, it was jokingly said that Japan would get its revenge and own most of the US. Because of Nixon, it is China that will take over. The government will be forced into a 'merger' with China. A Sino-Am Union.

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IRS and taxes, 30%. Isurances and other lotteries, 20%.Utilities, food, and other life necessities, 30%, repaying debts, 20%. Finding the right government person to vote for, priceless.

"Ya worthless pile o' crap! Just sitting there, nothin' to rub together to get a decent meal. Smiling like the office you represent means a darn. The outhouse at yer backside is probably owned by dam' fureigners! Usin' God's good name like you really meant it! Ah got the urge to shove ya'll down the toilet!" - me talking to my money $-D

With age comes maturity. Memory is usually the second thing to go. The first is... I forgot.

I have been profiled as a 'dirty old man.' I'll have you know I shower everyday!

Blood suckers 2 and 3... Government and Insurances. We are slaves to them 40% of our working life, total.

Polls have shown that polls are an often misrepresentation of life as we know it.

I am not looking to Obama for jobs. He has problems with his own! My opinions-
Everyone should be paid exactly the same. Everyone at 18 should be drafted four years into a government office with living expenses only. We should be able to look for jobs abroad. Other nations do!

Obama and current Congress should be declared unconstitutional - just my opinion

A fool and a wise man walk into a bar. After a few drinks, the fool stands up, walks away, and says to the bartender "He's paying." The wise man (you) not wanting to make a scene, pays the bill. Motto: don't go to a bar with a politician.

Successful dipomacy is standing on the higher ground, having the most powerful weapons behind you, or having the most money in front of you.

Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed. Easy to compliment others as "You have gone beyond my expectations"... you are being truthful, not condescending.

When it comes to emotions, honesty is the best policy. Say what you REALLY feel, not what you think they want to hear. Never presume to know what they feel. Just ask.
I liked my relationships shaken, not stirred.

"Without you I am nothing. With you I am just another complaint." and other quotes...
"You say I don't listen. I went deaf after you hit me with the frying pan."
"The wife is the wall that supports the home." I need to marry three more.
"Lord help my wife, cuz I don't seem to be enough."
"I left her because she wouldn't leave me."
"In the beginning was the Word. Just one word. Because Eve would not shut up to let me get another word in."
"Do not covet thy neighbor's wife..." He may actually give her to you.
Lastly "Shower your wife with love continuously. Before someone else takes over."

How do I love thee? Let me count the Likes. - Laments of a Thrice Wed Man
‎'She fell asleep before she could tell me I was boring.'- Taels Of A Once Married Man

‎'I learned to think outside of the box from my wife. After she had me sleep in a box outside.- anonymous... really

I may be sorry for many things in my life, because I am not perfect.
But I regret nothing, because every choice I made, I made freely.

How to fix the Economy... Don't pay anybody.

"I get no respect" a la Rodney Dangerfield
My bank account gets hacked and they leave a deposit in it

re my being unemployed...
"I'm history! No, I'm mythology! Nah, I don't care what I am, I'm free!" - Genie of Aladdin (Disney)

I DO know everything. I just don't know what to do with it.
To seek an ultimate goal is like trying to swim to the surface, not knowing that you are upside-down.
You must stand firmly on your successes to reach yout next goal.

Efficient is when somebody else doesn' t have to do it all over again.
Two measures, one cut.
If you want it done right, WATCH a professional. Then do it yourself!
Don't be ashamed to ask for help...just don't look for someone to order around.

If you had to think hard about it, others won't understand it.
As a writer, you must make it as if you are having a conversation* not a lecture. I sleep through those!
* with breaks and pauses

I am NOT a writer! But I AM a very important component in all of this...a reader!

I will forgive you as long as you don't do it again.
Confession on Friday "Forgive me my transgressions of the previous week." Acts and prayers of Penance on Saturday. Mass and Communion on Sunday. Repeat.

"Revenge is a dish best served cold" - Klingon saying
If you ever want to get even with someone who has offended you, it is best done when you are not angry. It may sound stupid, but think about it. You will be planning with a clear mind. You will more likely do something with finesse rather than violence. I have done it, and recieved respect rather than escalated anger.  
August 22 at 10:01pm
It is better to beg forgiveness than to ask for permission."
"To admit a mistake is more honorable than hiding a lie."
"A lie can be uncovered...or it can bury you. Your choice."

- K'Rod epitai R'v'ra

God is a comedian. We just don't get the joke.
It is my belief that God believes in me. Now who am I to argue with Him!
There are many steps on the stairway to Heaven and only one step down to Hell!

The devil pulls at you with his wordly temptations;
Your human leaders push at you with their empty promises;
The Lord leads the way with His patience and Love;
Why, then, is it so difficult to find the right direction?
Let us hold hands [and pray] so that we do not lose our way.

God sees everything we do. Aren't you embarrassed? Adam and Eve were!

Moses complained to God about a headache. He answered "Take two tablets and call me in the morning."
A stockholder complained about a headache to Steve Jobs. He said "Take two tablets and call me in the morning."
A republican complained to Obama of a headache. He said "Sorry we don't have a working healthcare plan."

‎24 Hour Day... 2 on-line, coffee, 4 outside, 2 - 4 hour nap, dinner prep, 4 hours prim-time TV, 2 - 4 on-line, 4 hours sleep. One meal, dessert, and munching.

When I was 25....

I was working at: Sears Optical Oakland
I wanted to be: at Nanay Julia's Alameda
I was in a relationship with: the girl behind the bar (just kidding)... married
My hobbies were: comic books and peeling labels off bottles of Bud
... I lived in: our house, in the middle of our street
My best friends were: Madeline, Victor, and of course Myself

Like my status for an age.  from Sherri

An optimist sees the glass as half full;
A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
A pragmatist [like me] takes the glass and drinks it empty;
Most of us though avoid or deny seeing the glass altogether.

Dear Lord, I am happy that you are (t)here to pick me up when I fall... AFTER I have at least tried three times and failed. - Show faith in the Lord as much as He shows faith in us Amen.

It is said that no matter how smart you are, there is somebody smarter. No matter how strong you are, there will be someone stronger. The truth is, no matter how successful you are, you will eventually fail... even once.
Be humble, not arrogant. Be proud, not prideful. The presumption of greatness is not true greatness.

Your child(ren) are smarter than you may think! Give them some credit. But not your card.

It is said to "love thy enemies " I should have no problem with that since I am related to them.
"To forgive is divine"? I'm not God.
A Klingon never forgives... or forgets

A rule of etiquette: You should be able to eat breakfast with nothing but a spoon, lunch with your hands, dinner with a fork and knife, and snack with your little finger extended.

Dorito Pizza Supreme reminds me of McChesney's pizza. Cheese and what is made to simulate meat. They burned the cheese in spots to look and feel like meat. I operated on quite a few.

I do not for a moment believe that the tribes of Isreal were the Lord's only children. Any more than that those not 'of the Church' will not be saved. As with Babel, any attempts at unification are bound to failure. Only the Lord, and those wholeheartedly with the Lord will achieve perfect unity.  August 26 at 10:09am

Everything I know, I learned from my classmates. Not our teachers. Claire, Linda, Chu Ping; Myrna, Elena, Josie... and more. You explained the assignments I did not understand, lent me your notes, and let me copy your answers during exams :-)  August 23 at 5:53pm via mobile

A reminder and a memory of past friends, seeing some and hearing from others. All of that is good. But regrettably, we all have people we didn't get the chance to say goodbye to.

‎16 hours of no food or drink. No water, no coffee. For my blood test, only 8 hours of fasting was required. I'm eating now, even though I still feel no hunger or thirst. This human body is strange >(:[)]  Aug 23 5 pm    I didn't feel the need... translation > I was lazy.

Again the phone rings and there are only machines on both ends. "If there is no one to take this call, press 9"

I am not ashamed to admit that I cried when I read this. I am only 53.

I mmentioned to my doctor that I am sometimes off balance. She asked to see my checkbook.

You are from Alameda when you don't want to go anywhere else because you would have to pass through Oakland.
You are from Berkeley and San Leandro when you ask "Don't you have anything closer than Alameda?"
You Know You're From Alameda, California If...  looks like those old enough to remember things from before the 1980s. Thanks for the enlightening link Nate!
You are from Oakland if you didn't know there was an Alameda OR (like me) it was the only beach to go to, and to get the hell out before dark and the drawbridges won't let you out!r.

Steve pointed out what [local] childhood memories can be recalled. A flood of them come to mind... 
I don't recall watching the fireworks from the temple in the hills with the real gold cone, Lake Merritt and then Fairyland, Mary Poppins or any other Disney movies at the Grand Lake's single screen with the rich red curtains and chandelier, burgers at Kwik Way and dessert at Colonial Donuts, loiterring at Savemore and the drugstore across the street, Milo, Cunha or any other PE teacher that I can run :just one more lap", Astro Park or The Island at Park Blvd.

But if I did have these memories, I could tell my kids "I used to go there!" And if asked "Did they have drive-ins in your days?" I would smile and point at the colesium swap market next to the freeway once called Nimitz. If I could recall.

Evelyn Nilmar Fikri says Why do regrets come only in the end ? Why do we fell sorry about the things that happened or didn't happen in the past ? Maybe it's because we didn't ask for God's guidance before we made a decision. Because if we did, then we would have the confidence that whatever has happened was His will and was part of a bigger plan. Rodney Rivera Nasa huli ang pagsi-sisi, dahil hindi mo makita ang nasa harapan mo.

Vivian Florendo Joke: Doc, you've got to help me. I'm suffering from amnesia. what should i do? ..........Go home and forget about it..!!!  Rodney Rivera The doctor asked me many questions before my check-up. One was "Do you have any problems with your memory?" I answered "I can't remember."

As one gets older, memory is usually the second thing to go.

Laarni Garcia Omingo Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.- James C. Dobson Rodney Rivera NOW you tell me!!!

Constance Pleasant That just kills me when I meet somebody that was born the same year I graduated from high school. Blah.  Rodney Rivera It kills me when I meet someone starting with a smile and ending with a frown when I find out she is a year younger than my daughter.

Enrique Gaspar Sa hospital ..selya; honey,nahihirapan akong huminga. Juan: Kung nahihirapan kang huminga itigil mo na...  Rodney Rivera Moral: Don't be so serious. You'll need oxygen.

“The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.”-Chanakya  August 22 at 3:45pm

Claire Wagner  Had such a fun time at the Oakland High Reunion yesterday. Special thanks to everyone who organized, showed up, cooked, and photographed! Rodney Rivera, Clarice Wong-Morrison, Wayne Gee, Erin Yee. Aug 21 10 am

Having a light on my helmet for night biking made me light-headed. >badum bum<

Rodney Rivera Padre, mabuting tao na po ako. hindi na mabisyo kagaya noong araw. Nag-ro-rosario na pati ako araw araw. Pag-minsan apat na beses pa.
Sr Gungun: >ahem< mabuti naman anak. Papatawarin ka ng dios.
ROSARIO dalhan mo si Father ng tubig! dali

Try as hard as you might, there is one medical condition that will make your day miserable. There is no cure, relief will happen, bur not in a timely manner. It can even make the strongest person cry... Constipation X-( TMI? Gimme a "Hell yeah!"  August 26 at 3:34pm

I hate crowded places...
Sporting events, Amusement park lines (I am not amused:-), school registration, protests, BART trains, airports and planes, hospital waiting areas, funerals and the final plot. Amen.  August 22 at 10:33pm

Take an inside look at "Let's Kill Hitler"!
CCProse reader presents The Invisible Man
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Famous Quotes at Quotes come from the the mind, not the mouth. Or the fingers.
THE AVENGERS TEASER TRAILER Assembly required teaser after the closing credits of Captain America, in case you left the theater at The End.
DC? or Marvel?
From the 1930s escape from harsh economic reality, to '40s war propoganda, to its re-birth in the '60s, the comics/graphic arts has grown into a huge entertainment industry. As icons, everyone around the world knows Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. In the US, Captain America, Iron-Man, And Tho

* Refers to the credits of The Flintstone cartoons.

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