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Alison Toon
Buckcherry, new CD, and insulting emails from Amazon. Sorta. Kinda. Not their fault really, but it’s funny.

Aug 26, 2014

Lurking on Twitter, I saw mention of Buckcherry's new CD, and the amusing emails received from Amazon.com after ordering it. As Buckcherry will be at Aftershock, and I really enjoy seeing them in concert, I went to check it out.This is why I couldn't r...

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Alison Toon
Aftershock soon, and it’s not another NorCal earthquake, unless you consider 5FDP

Aug 26, 2014
Aftershock soon, and it’s not another NorCal earthquake, unless you consider 5FDP

Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch at Monster Energy Aftershock 2013 They ruled the show last year, at Aftershock 2013. Bet they do it again this year... but there's a HUGE lineup to compete with. Something for everyone. Really. You're going to...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Late Night Skunk

Aug 26, 2014
Late Night Skunk

From August 2nd. They like my place. The skunk entered the back yard and in the time it took me to post the picture to Facebook it appeared to vanish. Where did it go? The basement was open. There really aren't exits from the yard. So, I gingerly mad...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Mendacity

Aug 26, 2014

The other night on TCM they had "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". His "Mendacity" speech is priceless!

All Squared Up
Mama Elizabeta

Mama Elizabeta

Most of my quilts are named after friends of mine from Moldova, and I choose the names thoughtfully. I think about the colors of the quilts, the theme, the weight of the fabrics, and the overall feel of the finished product. Sometimes I have one name i...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Promo For ‘The Doorway 2014′ – Coming In October!

Aug 26, 2014



Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Kelli Leighton's innovative work, "The Doorway"!
October 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25, 2014 7:30pm
Benvenuti Performing Arts Center, Sacramento, CA

Marc Valdez Weblog
Rain So Far This Year In New Mexico

Aug 26, 2014
Rain So Far This Year In New Mexico

Sort-of a NW-SE bifurcation: wetter than normal in the NE, drier than normal in the SW.

Marc Valdez Weblog
"Breaking Bad" Wins Five Emmys

Aug 26, 2014

I was most-excited by these two awards. 'Ozymandias' was out-of-sight!:

Anna Gunn earned her second consecutive Outstanding Supporting Actress award. This was her second Emmy award for Breaking Bad and her third nomination. Other contenders in the category included: Maggie Smith (PBS’s Downton Abbey), Joanne Froggatt (PBS’s Downton Abbey), Lena Headey (HBO’s...

Marc Valdez Weblog
I Snoozed On, But Fitfully

Aug 26, 2014

I didn't exactly wake up from the Napa Valley earthquake, but I did hear noises on the roof all morning long and did have a dream about monsters.

Finding Our Way Now
Riding Lessons: #Story

Some of the most memorable lessons do not take place in a classroom. The summer I properly learned to ride horses still brings a profound sense of accomplishment. That certainly was the case with my riding lessons. Riding Lessons Like many little girl...

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