2017 – what can I say?

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2017 – Two, no three months have nearly passed, Spring has sprung and it’s still a shit storm out there.  Best to hibernate for the next 3 years.  Today it was announced that from the “nasty 7” you can’t fly with your laptop, tablet or anything more modern then a flip-phone in airline cabins headed to the good ole’ Trumerica (r).

Hollywood couldn’t write a script this bad.



Steve Jobs gets a Grammy, bronze statue

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Steve Jobs gets a Grammy, bronze statue


View Photo Gallery —  Steve Jobs died at the age of 56. In mourning, fans passed around and created images that evoked the creativity of the technological leader.

By Hayley Tsukayama, Published: December 22

Steve Jobs was named a posthumous Grammy winner Wednesday, getting a nod from The Recording Academy as a recipient of the Trustees Award.

In a news release, The Recording Academy highlighted Jobs’s contributions to the music industry.



(Szabolcs Dudas/PR NEWSWIRE/GRAPHISOFT) – Commissioned by GRAPHISOFT Founder and Chairman of the Board, Gabor Bojar, the statue is the first in the world honoring the late founder of Apple, who passed away on Oct. 5.


 Here are some of the tech pioneers and leaders who died this year.

“As former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs helped create products and technology that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies, and books.” the news release said. “A creative visionary, Jobs’ innovations such as the iPod and its counterpart, the online iTunes store, revolutionized the industry and how music was distributed and purchased.”

Apple itself was a Technical Grammy recipient in 2002 because of its technological contributions to the recording industry.

Jobs, who died in October at the age of 56, was also named as Barbara Walters’s “Most Fascinating Person” for 2011 and was also commemorated with a bronze statue in Hungary. The statue, unveiled Wednesday, was commissioned by the tech company Graphisoft, which said in a news release that it has a relationship with Apple and Jobs dating back to the 1980s.

4 whore’s of 2011 – Who get’s the title this year?

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4ho s

a little shaking going on in the early hours

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2011 December 20 08:32:23 UTC

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 3.6
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 08:32:23 UTC
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 12:32:23 AM at epicenter
Location 34.023°N, 117.577°W
Depth 1.6 km (~1.0 mile)
  • 6 km (4 miles) SE (126°) from Ontario, CA
  • 7 km (4 miles) NW (307°) from Mira Loma, CA
  • 8 km (5 miles) W (274°) from Glen Avon, CA
  • 62 km (38 miles) E (93°) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Parameters Nph=158, Dmin=2 km, Rmss=0.44 sec, Gp= 14°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=1
Event ID ci15088052

this bites

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Unfrickin believable – 5-series due for return and now the battery in the Z goes ka-put!  Oh it just keeps getting better every frickin’ day.



Well $200 bones later and she’s back to operational status.

Cut the insurance off the 5 (saving ~$90/month and lowered Z to <$70/month  – so some savings).


A little disappointed

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the “next” TOP CHEF

Well for those of you following this years version of Bravo’s Top Chef – what can I say.


After being bummed out last week that Kelly got eliminated (by the way I really like her and she provided some really interesting dishes whilst state-side, but was not in her A game while in Singapore) last week setting up a 3 guy challenge.  As much as you might say about Angelo – that boy (guy) is CREATIVE.  And my dark horse Ed, just let last years winner take over the fourth dish – the dessert cake – which if it was me as the “executive chef”, I would have but the gauntlet down harder and say make THIS (something a little more flamboyant).  But as admitted, dessert are not his forte’.  He is an excellent chef, and as he stated, “Angelo and Kevin are more creative, but my dishes will taste better” (loose quote).  I’d eat he stuff daily.

But the surprise – was Kevin – didn’t really see him as a contender early on, but as the competitors diminished – he stated to produce some very creative dishes.  And honestly, the dishes he created for the final were (at 3 out of 4) above the rest.

I like Angelo – his zest and competitive nature – but felt really bad for him that he was sidelined with an illness – he produced, but maybe not the 110% he shown in earlier episodes.  It would also be enjoyable to sample his creativity first hand, but being an LA-based foodie, and not much a newyork fan – won’t happen.


Sidebar: 2 of the 3 returning top chef’s were favorites of mine – but not a fan of last year’s winner – think he hurt Ed’s chances for success.


All in all it was entertaining, but as some critics have lambasted the finale’ as being bland – I’d kind of have to agree – especially the final Judges table – I hoped they’d at least to a live telecast and have some what of a higher level of excitement, kind of a let down.  But Kevin’s reaction was priceless.


Till next season.

p.s. NOT looking forward to the pastry edition of the show – never could stand Gail Simmons – b*tch – she should be on next top model with all her crassness.  (plus she’s but on quite a few pounds over the years and also needs to loosen up in the clothing department).

Here we go again.

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Well here we go again – another warm (hot -ish) day in SoCal.

Out in the sun this morn and it’s HOT already – the sun’s been so hot this year (I know – id DOESN’T change temperature – but man I tell you it feels much hotter then years past – almost as hot as it felt when I was in Sydney and baked my self on Day 1 of the trip).  But chillin’ inside now with a fresh cup of Joe.

<Watch this space>

Well guess what campers – we’re hit with another HEAT WAVE – looking at the calendar we’re approaching the last week of September and lo-n-behold we’re in the 100’s AGAIN.  Gotta love it.  Really can’t complain too much – been very very mild this summer.  … cheers