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Marc Valdez Weblog
The Geography Of Cursing

Jul 20, 2015

"Gosh" is big in Utah. "Asshole" is big in New Mexico. Don't know why.

Marc Valdez Weblog
One Very Unusual Storm!

Jul 20, 2015

Remnants of Hurricane Dolores have entered southern California with more force than I think people expected. Interstate 10 is closed at Desert Center, and Los Angeles recorded the wettest July on record. Of course, it almost never rains in Los Angeles in July, so almost any rain they receive will break the record....

Marc Valdez Weblog
Apocalypse Now

Jul 20, 2015

First time I visited California, I watched the progress of a nearby brush fire, and felt the Apocalypse approach:A few minutes before they had been on the vacation of a lifetime, but now Russell Allevato and his family were running for their lives from...

Marc Valdez Weblog
"Amy"

Jul 20, 2015

Saw the tragic biopic "Amy" Friday night at the Tower. Surprised at the fairly-large audience - about 40. So amazingly talented! Enough drink and drugs to kill several horses. So many paparazzi flashbulbs it was like strobe lights! And such a recent s...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Chicago’s Biggest Employer

Jul 20, 2015

I like the superlatives in this article about El Chapo. A brand-new chapter in our fascination with gangsters ------:

"Chicago renamed him "Public Enemy No. 1" after the escape. El Chapo is only the second crime boss named such by Chicago authorities, with Al Capone in 1930 being the first. El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel...

Marc Valdez Weblog
25th Anniversary At My Job

Jul 20, 2015
25th Anniversary At My Job

July 16th was the 25th anniversary at my job. Co-worker Josh photoshopped a 25-year-old picture of myself.

Mr. Andrew Bradley
Napa Art Walk, CA State Fair, Soccer, and Ice Cream

Napa Art Walk, CA State Fair, Soccer, and Ice Cream

In two weeks I've been to the California State Fair three times, been to four soccer games, headed to Wine Country a few times, and, of course, enjoyed some fabulous food and wine along the way.In Napa I've been enjoying some of the items from Crush Ul...

Alison Toon
Queen Nation, best tribute band ever! (Yes, I say that every year).

Jul 19, 2015
Queen Nation, best tribute band ever! (Yes, I say that every year).

Three years running, I've seen Queen Nation at the California State Fair. Last night, I didn't take the cameras. Wanted to just enjoy the show... and was it fun? Of course!Thirty years ago this week, Queen rocked Live Aid. This week, Queen Nation took ...

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Alison Toon
Ky-Mani Marley at the California State Fair: Maestro indeed

Jul 19, 2015
Ky-Mani Marley at the California State Fair: Maestro indeed

Ky-Mani Marley, SacramentoThis week, Ky-Mani Marley's album, Maestro, is number one in the Billboard Reggae album charts... and this week, Ky-Mani shared his music with us here in Sacramento, at the California State Fair.And beautiful music it is, too....

Rubys Musings
French Girl Friday ~ Food and Fitness

A recent "caught in the act moment" ,giving into temptation....     We have established I LOVE food. The photo above shows me caught in the act of eating a cupcake ( a freebie for my birthday... how could I pass it up??); sweets are a major down fall above all other types of food. If...

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