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A Capitol idea! Or was it a Capital idea?

A Capitol idea! Or was it a Capital idea?

When we lived in Tahoe the only time we went to the lake was when we had guests. Dumb yes, but true. It's so easy to get too busy, with every weekend passing by with puttering around the house and yard, working on all the things that had the nerve to b...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Just Love Baz Luhrmann’s Vision In "The Great Gatsby"!

Jan 22, 2015

Within a couple of days, the Cable TV people aired two recent versions of the Great Gatsby: Jack Clayton's 1974 version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, and Baz Luhrmann's 2013 Australian version with Leonard DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. It's quite ...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Some People Become Cat Ladies; Others Like Me….

Jan 22, 2015
Some People Become Cat Ladies; Others Like Me….

In 2007, hoping to attract Scrub Jays, I started feeding the local birds by the edge of the DMV parking lot. Turns out, most Scrub Jays prefer other methods, but I had won a following among sparrows and juncos and various other local urban fauna - part...

The Blue Muse
A post-Christmas, pre-New Year’s jaunt to New York

Jan 21, 2015
A post-Christmas, pre-New Year’s jaunt to New York

We enjoyed a beautiful but frigid visit to New York City, post-Christmas and pre-New Year's.Since most of our family lives in Northern California, we don't usually travel for the holidays. Just a few miles here and there. So planning for a post-Christm...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Lindsay Lohan Has Chikungunya

Jan 21, 2015

Damn, that's a nasty disease:Lohan previously revealed on social media that she contracted Chikungunya on her island getaway....There are no antiviral medicines to treat the disease, only medicines to reduce the fever and pain.Most patients feel better...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Judgemental Map of Albuquerque

Jan 21, 2015
Judgemental Map of Albuquerque


Marc Valdez Weblog
Caesar’s Without A Paddle

Jan 21, 2015

I was surprised by this little news item from the other day. I didn't realize how far up the creek they were:

Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. placed its largest unit under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Chicago on Thursday, leaving it to a judge to settle the bitter dispute among the company’s...

Alison Toon
First few days of February are looking good. Hell, yeah!

Jan 20, 2015
First few days of February are looking good. Hell, yeah!

OtepOtep, February 5th, at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, supported by a list of bands including the weirdly-intriguing Thira.And then... HELLYEAH, at the Ace of Spades, on February 8th.HELLYEAHAnd then, and then... Hozier, at the Ace, on February 11th. ...

Just Paint It
Help Colleen with Patreon

Jan 20, 2015
Help Colleen with Patreon

help Colleen with PatreonI'm excited about making Just Paint It an actual business. However, businesses require funding. Patreon is a wonderful way to become a patron of the arts. I hope you check it out.

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Missing Tev

Jan 20, 2015

In a Facebook post, Tomas mentioned finally being able to cry over Tevye's passing....I remember when my father died. I didn't cry at any point during the funeral, etc. Later, I was driving a van full of his former belongings back to Cali, and stopped ...

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