Wednesday, August 31, 2005


What an awful situation in the Southeast US- Unfortunately the poor and destitute are the first to suffer as well as where the most casualties occur. I feel bad for everyone down there.
Nature, however does not pick and choose and against such forces being; hurricaes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, mudslides, heatwaves etc. we have little protection.

Que situacion tan dificil para la gente de el Sureste de los Eastados Unidos. Desgraciadamnete los pobres y jodidos siempre son los mas afectados como tambien donde mas casualidades hay. Lo siento mucho por toda la gente de alla.
La naturaleza no discrimina en estos casos. Ya sean huracanes, maremotos, terremotos, incendios, deslaves o culaquier otro acto asi, la gente no tiene mucha proteccion o aviso.


Originally uploaded by Ciscokid1.
A Day on earth Test--Test--Test

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


I read a blogg today;
The World According to Mike in which he suggests to begin a boycott of some sort to protest the oil policies of the Bush administration. He poses a way of getting the message out to as many people as possible through the internet or Bloggs to be more precise. It definitely is something worth looking into as a way of being proactive while using the one tool that is available now to all the world.
There is plenty of activity that is happening at a global scale, perhaps not with very altruistic objectives, but it is uniting bloggers across the world, ie;

3108 This!
A DAY ON EARTH. So why couldn't we do something like Mike is suggesting?...
If someone in Israel, or France or any othe part of the world can unite the world blogging community, why can't that be done here in the states?..
I believe that it is possible. We just have to find the cause that will unite us and the rise in gas prices coupled with the Bush administration's energy policies is a good cause.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Blog Day?

So, besides the picture taking "assignment of 09-29-05 (See previous post) now I find that on August 31, it is Bloggers day... Click on the link below...
3108 This!

The way I see it, any and every day is a bloggers day. You sit down and read your "friends" bloggs---and if they come back to see your blogg, they will find out about other interesting bloggs that you read, etc.
We do not need a single day to do that....My opinion.
On the right side of my page you can find at least three links to other people's bloggs that are not necessarily from this country;
Chloe is from Greece
Bulb is from Amsterdam
Others are from Mexico;Chica Regia,Bellota etc. Of course some are in other languages different than your own so, speaking or knowing a bit of another language is good.
So, if you feel the need to participate, go ahead..Otherwise, Happy Reading any time of the day, week, month, year.

P.S. Are bloggers in other countries more proactive about the way to use blogging than we are here in the US?


The previous post may not be as clear, but in a nutshell, here it is.
The dude from France is organizing a "photo" day for flickr members. You must belong to the group-as well as to flickr to post one picture on September 29th-05. The photo must be taken on that same day (29th) from wherever you are. He will then post the pictures to the previously mentioned blogg for the whole world to see. Of course it is free to join flickr.
Any questions?....

Saturday, August 27, 2005


Michel Benard (France) is creating a blogg for all flickr enthusiasts (I am one) to post a picture on September 29th, 2005. Wherever you are in the world on this date (29th), snap a picture and upload it to the flickr group. The picture has to be taken that day- all pictures can be seen on that day and after, by anyone at this blogg
A day on Earth

Michel Benard (Francia)ha creado una pagina blogg para todos aquellos fotografos de flickr. La idea es de tomar una foto y mandarla a la pagina flickr del grupo. La foto tiene que ser "representativa" de su localidad tomada en ese mismo dia (una solo foto)..Puede poner su foto despues de esa fecha, pero tinene que sertomada en Spetiembre 29. Todas las fotos podran ser vistas despues en:
Un dia en el Planeta

For those with a flickr account go here: Para aquellos con una cuenta de flickr vaya a:
a day on Earth by flickeries : September, 29 th

No More

As requested by Chloe

     No More

It won’t be anymore
no more
we will not live together anymore
I will not raise your son
I will not mend your clothes
I will not have you at night
I will not kiss you when I leave
you will never know who I was
why did other love me.
I will not know
not how not ever
not even if it was true
what you said I was
or who you were
or what I was to you
or how it would have been
to live together
we want
we wait
now It is just me
forever and you
will not be mine
just you. You won’t be
on a future day
I will not know where you live
With whom
Not even if you remember.
You will never hold me
Like that night
I’ll never touch you.
I won’t see you die.

Idea Vilarinio-Uruguay

Friday, August 26, 2005


You want to be entertained for hours and hours?....
Read the following blogg.


Scroll down to the bottom of the page and work your way up-chronologically.

Shrimp Cocktail

Most of my career-prior to opening the store, revolved around food and beverage. This was done at hotels or restaurants where I have worked over the years. Anyways, since the topic came up, (Chloe). I decided to post this picture of some work I did a couple of years back.
"Shrimp cocktail"--Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Someone had a picture on their blogg and asked how to "get rid of the person" next to them, so here it is.


These are my confessions.
Obviously a boring day so here it is, passed on by Chloe-or invited I should say...
To make it more interesting, you should elaborate on at leaast three of the questions..

[ ] I am bisexual or homosexual.
[x] I've run away from home. (I was 8 years old-My parents thought I had been kidnapped and killed-
[ ] I listen to political music.
[ ] I collect comic books.
[X] I shut others out when I'm sad.
[ ] I open up to others easily.
[X] I am keeping a secret from the world.(a few)
[X] I watch the news.-Particularly when I can't fall asleep-
[ ] I own over 5 rap CDs.
[ ] I own an I-Pod.
[ ] I own something from Hot Topic.
[ ] I love Disney movies.
[X] I am a sucker for hair/eyes. (I love the smell of wet hair-freshly showered)
[ ] I don't kill bugs.
[ ] I curse regularly.
[X] I paid for that cell phone ringtone.
[ ] I have "x"s in my screen name.
[ ] I've slipped out a "lol" in a real conversation.
[ ] I love Spam.
[ ] I bake well.
[ ] I would wear pajamas to school.
[ ] I own something from Abercrombie
[X] I have a job.
[ ] I love Martha Stewart.
[ ] I am in love with someone.
[ ] I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.(and writing like this too)
[ ] I am self conscious.
[ ] I like to laugh.
[ ] I smoke a pack a day.
[ ] I loved Go Ask Alice.
[ ] I have cough drops when I'm not sick.
[ ] I can't swallow pills.
[ ] I have many scars.
[X] I've been out of this country.
[ ] I believe in ghosts.
[ ] I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room
[X] I am really ticklish.
[X] I see/have seen a therapist.
[ ] I love chocolate.
[ ] I bite my nails.
[X] I am comfortable with being me.
[ ] I play computer games/video games when i'm bored.
[ ] I have gotten lost in my city.
[X] I have seen a shooting star.
[ ] I have gone out in public in my pajamas.
[X] I have kissed a stranger.
[X] I have hugged a stranger.
[X] I have been in a fight with the same sex. (I got a big black eye as a result)
[ ] Been arrested.
[ ] Laughed and had milk/soda come out of my nose.
[X] Pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
[X] Made out in an elevator.
[ ] Sworn at my parents.
[ ] Kicked a guy where it hurts.
[ ] Been skydiving.
[ ] Been bungee jumping.
[ ] Broken a bone.
[X] Played spin the bottle.
[X] Gotten stitches.
[ ] Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour.
[X] Bitten someone.-Sexually
[X] Been to Niagara Falls.
[ ] Gotten the chicken pox.
[X] Crashed into a friend's car.
[ ] Been to Japan.
[X] Ridden in a taxi.
[X] Shoplifted.(I was just a kid ....)
[X] Been fired.
[X] Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
[X] Stole something from my job.
[ ] Gone on a blind date.
[X] Lied to a friend.
[ ] Had a crush on a teacher/coach.
[ ] Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
[ ] Been to Europe.
[X] Slept with a co-worker.
[X] Been married.
[ ] Gotten divorced.
[X] Saw someone dying.
[X] Driven over 400 miles in one day.
[ ] Been to Canada.
[X] Been on a plane.
[x] Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
[ ] Thrown up in a bar.
[X] Eaten Sushi.
[ ] Been snowboarding.
[ ] Been skiing. (Snow)
[X] Been ice skating.
[ ] Met someone in person from the internet.
[ ] Been to a motorcross show.
[X] Gone to college.
[ ] Done hard drugs
[X] Taken painkillers.
[X] Cheated on someone else
[X] Was so bored I took this survey.
[ ] Have a tattoo

If you'd like any clarifications......Just ask..

Monday, August 22, 2005


Reading the paper, I found nothing of relevance.....

Living here in Vegas, I know this guy on the motorcycle is on his way to work. I see many people who get their uniforms on before heading to work. Now, if this picture was snapped anywhere else in the country you might think he's riding his bike to a wedding or couldn't find his Hell's Angels leather jacket...

Friday, August 19, 2005


A few things I've noticed about Bloggs:

There are blogg snobs-
Those who, because of the number of comments received and or links (their own) they have on other sites, think that they are gods of the web or something, come on, grow up. There are better things in life than whether you are considered a blogg god or a blogg nerd. They remind me of those old chat rooms where there used to be a group of "friends" and if you did not belong or were a total stranger, they booted you off.
There are exceptions to the rule of course, plenty of good, solid bloggs with lots of readers-as opposed to "followers."

Lots of Bloggs in Portuguese-Brazilian or Portugal...
Just an interesting observation.

Bloggs are annoying when they include music on their sites-particularly if you are listening to your own music while you are surfing.
Also, those that block you from continuing to the next page-Like the banner of "End Poverty Now"--How noble

All the porn and advertising-I suppose they still count towards those incredible "statistics" about the popularity of bloggs.

Me?...Just here to write stuff with whoever wants to read on. I like interesting bloggs too. For now just those on the right side....
Some are funny, insightfull, informative, creative-
All good

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Here is why I love being a father:

For those who cannot read the writing, it says;
"Dear Dad
I am so sory for acting like a littel brat.
I only want to spend time with you.
So I am waiting for you'r anser.
Wall I'm growing up so fast.
to help you with your Dreams Wall they go Past."

She is a 7 year old, going into second grade this September. For those who are expecting kids, or if you have toddlers, this is what you have to look forward to.

Then again, sometimes you get these kind.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


OK- Done with the book.
Interesting ending, now all the pieces are in place for the grand finale-
I predict-
The last battle between good and evil will be fought at Hogwarts Castle.
The place considered by both;Voldemort and Harry to be their "only home"
I could give you more ideas about what the next book from Rowling's will be like. But, I'd like to read your "own takes on the last book"

Monday, August 15, 2005


I am finally into page 216 of Haryy Potter. I've had the book for a few weeks now but I had not picked it up to read it.
So far nothing major, though it did start with a quick pace into the story, then getting closer to chapter ten, things got a little more exciting, but very predictable. As some critics of the books and the story have pointed out, Harry seems to get out of troubles or "situation" with lots of help from unknowns or friends.
So what, any author will write their characters with qualities or flaws that anyone of us could have, so why should these critics have certains "expectations" from Harry or the writer, when it isn't their story? I think they are just a bit jealous about the attention and $$$ the storyline has generated.
I should be done in a couple of days. Then on to another book I was recomended to read.
"The World is Flat"-Freedman...
Anyone read it yet?

Friday, August 12, 2005


Just today someone "famous" walked into my store and it reminded me of my "close encounters" with some people who at some point were famous, are famous or just think they are "somebody".
Here is the list. Of course the list is topped buy those who were the most memorable since I remember the whole thing. (By the way, I used to work in this small boutique restaurant hotel- back in the late eighties and mid nineties. So the chances of running into anybody slightly famous was high.
One day or night, There was a "get together" of liberals to raise awareness (cash) for Mikhail Gorbachov's "foundation" back then. This was around 1995. They had a private reception including; Barbara Streissand,(Whom I delivered tea to-English Breakfast)-Oliver Stone and a few others whom I cannot remember.
I also waited on Raul Julia-very nice individual, thought me that in latin countries capers are known as "alcaparras"
Charles Keating-Of the famous Savings and Loans scandals that involved a few senators as well. Right after their court days, a whole entourage of lawyers, friends and other would come in for dinner and usually spend about 4 to 600.00 dollars on diner-This was good for us, because at least we had a guaranteed tip of $100.00. Keating never actually paid. He would order his lawyers to pay and give us some extra cash-sorry for all those old folk who got screwed.
One time I went to pick up my wife where she worked at "Shutters on the Beach"--Santa Monica. Michael keaton-Pre Batman, was sitting at the bar a couple of chairs next to me, he was also waiting for a "friend" and somehow we ended up in a discussion about tequilas.
"Elaine" from Seinfeld-I Also waited on her, her husband and a friend-Husband picked up the tab-"Small tip" Cheap bastard.
At UCLA I used to run into John Lithgow during his morning jogs through campus.
I delivered food into Opera singer's Placido Domingo, also at Checkers. "Morning Breath" --I know-we all have it..
More recently at my last job, for a popular hang out in Vegas for the stars;
Jack Nicholson, Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson, Hugh Heffner, Mr. Batman himself Val Kilmer, and a few others whom I cannot remember their names...

Do you have any stories or sightings?....

Thursday, August 11, 2005


Latest news from B.S.
George Bush, in a late interview at his ranch in Crawford, TX, announced that to pull out of Iraq would send the wrong signal to "the enemy".
A-Doesn't he mean the right signal?....
ie; if a girl sends me the wrong signal, I will not do anything. I will just sit there until "the right signal" comes......

Anyways, continuing with the story,
It would also send the "wrong" signal to:
Oil Corporations
Army Contractors (Haliburton)
and a host of other "special interest groups" that benefit from everything that is going on on that side of the world.
Just had to share this late news.


I was just reading our local paper today and most of the news, aside from local news, were about a day old. Why?..Anything that happens out of state and internationally is reported "as it happens" on the internet. So the stories I read today on the internet will be the news on the newspapers tomorrow.
Yes, one day they newspapers will be obsolete or they will have a thin "flexible screen" that will function as a computer screen. This will be disposable for it will only allow you to see the day's stories as well as past stories. That way, you will "need" to buy next day's edition.
You heard it from me first.
I hold the patent.
By the way, adds will still pop up on your newspaper screen. Otherwise how else will it be affordable?...
Nothing changes........

Monday, August 08, 2005


Aren't there better questions that an interviewer can ask a prospective worker?.
The standard questions by now have been memorized by (I am assuming) 90% of the American working population.

A> "Tell me about a time when you had an issue with a guest and how did you solve it?"
B> "What do you think is the most important part of a job?"?
C> "Why do you want to work here?"

The answers are very obvious and I really do not want to give them out here. If you don't know them, good luck!

They need to ask more appropriate questions like;

A> Do you have a blogg?
B> What is the blogg about?--careful here if your posts are about the jobs you've had or are applying for--
B> How often do you post?
C> How many clicks do you get in a day?..

This will give employers an insight into what their future "employee" is all about. It would lead to hiring the right people for the right job and minimize turnover ratio.

Of course the famous HR Staff can come up with a proper "training program" for those who do not "own" computers or are bloggiterates (A Bushiism), or computer savvy for that matter.
This would ensure that no-one has to answer the dreaded question of "Why should I hire you?" ever again.
Follow this link for a funny look at "interviews"

Media: Sonnyboo's "Interview"

Friday, August 05, 2005


After reading a post from a fellow blogger-Chica Regia-(Spanish) in regards to her writing aboutbeing ready to quit her job, it reminded me of my old job as well as the "initial" idea for this blogg.
My blogg was supposed to deal with everything about working for hotels-restaurants. Since that's what I had been doing for the last 15 years.
her post reminded me of the day I made my decision to quit. Of course it did not come in a revelation in just one day. It was an accumulation of my experiences with my staff, my bosses and upper management, including the owner.
I realized that everything I did or did not do would not change the expectations and double standards of the management. So it was an endless circle of hipocrisy and ass kissing. I may have done my share of both but I knew I was not about to continue doing it for a long time.
I think we all know when it is time to change something in our lives. Our left side of the brains tells us, but our right side is not sure, hesitation, doubt, insecurity, but if we follow our guts or instinct, most of the time we'll be all right.
gladwell dot com - blink

Thursday, August 04, 2005


I think its been depression what has been afflicting me the last couple of days...Not sure why.
Usually it comes around the anniversary of my wife's death (I write of her as if she was still here)-I don't have a wife.
The last couple of days, I am just out of it. I read and nothing sticks. I write and nothing makes sense. I listen to music without really listening. It is just background noise, then my brother calls me this morning to tell me that a childhood friend-more his than mine, though I still knew and know him, is on his deathbed...
I need some good news...
Maybe I just need a vacation.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


It is only Wednesday and this week is just dragging.
Humid here in Vegas, Thurnderstorms, White puffy clouds, they make beautifull sunsets though.
Can't wait for football season to begin....and of course
College Football


Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Have you checked out PostSecret?
If not, check it out. Warning-Lots of serious and maybe disturbing comments.
Aside from all the obvious postings that are just really sad, and hopefully people are getting rid of their baggage by posting there, there are some that are quite interesting to read, particularly those who say in essence that they are not happy in or with their marriage.
Having also worked in the hospitality industry where I had a lot of people under my supervision, both men and women (married), I also noticed and learned from some that about half were either cheating on their spouses and or just plain miserable with their marriages.
This begs the question...
What keeps them in that position?
I can understand that the majority of those unhappy, are staying together "for the kids"
But there seem to be a lot who are just in relationships where they know it isn't going anywhere, and yet.
Why stick around?
Any idea?

Monday, August 01, 2005


So, my girlfriend wants to see my blogg.
Since the blogg is really not about her but more about my views about the world around me, I should let her see it.
However, since sometimes I may blogg about an issue concerning couples or my own views about relationships, that would preety much give away some of my feelings in regards to her.-No She should not see it.
Do I start a new "clean" sanitized version of the blogg for family and friends to read?....
That would be a lot of time typing..
What do you think?