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When Do You Get Involved?

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When should you choose to get involved when you witness something? In today's unhinged world, you have to be extremely careful that someone doesn't pull out a gun and shoot you for not minding your own business.


Normally I find bus drivers to be egotistical and aggressive thinking they own the road and have the right away because they are larger. Not the case today. I'm driving home for my quick 30 minutes of sanity I can only find home for lunch. I'm following the Bee Line City Bus and as he is pulling away from the curb after picking up his fare, I decide to yield to wait behind him at the light instead of trying to squeeze to the front of the line. The light changes and as we begin to move we are only able to get one block before we must stop for a light again. A woman to my left decided that as soon as the light changes, she is going to punch it and turn right onto a street in front of the bus. And try as she might, and I really thought she might make it, she hesit…

Yes the world revolves around me

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Getting a pizza after work to bring home for dinner sounds like an easy chore. Especially when there are places like Little Cesar's if you are just looking for something cheap ready and quick. Perfect, a place to park right in front. Walk into the store order my $5.00 Fresh and Ready Pizza and off I go.


As I am backing out of my space I can go no further because a larger version SUV decided they do not need to park in a space but they are "entitled" to park in front of the store blocking my route to exit. I honk my horn lightly to get the person's attention inside the car who proceeds to ignore me.



After the 4th honk and completely being ignored I went up and knocked on the window. The man looked at me like I was crazy and here comes the woman outside to get in the car with her pizza. I said "you're blocking me from leaving." She just looked at me so I said "I guess you think the world revolves around you." She said I guess it does today and p…

Not Too Old To Make Kids Happy

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My pay it forward for today. 

Going home for lunch the children playing at recess sent their ball over the fence, lodging it underneath a car. Every time a car drove by 10 sets of hands would frantically wave through the bars trying to attract the attention of someone driving by. 



I went by but felt this was something I could do to make the kids happy. I decided to turn around and go back. Cheers of joy from 15-20 elementary students as I pulled into the driveway. 



But alas, the ball is stuck underneath the back of the car and I am 60 years old not so bendable which I explained to the children. I reached in my car to see what I could use as a stick and wahlah I had my sun visor for the front window and folding up makes a decent poker. 




So with a few tries and the crowd cheering, victory was found and the ball returned to the playground. One young girl said she was really proud of me. hahaha. 





"It Is What It Is"  and goes to show you are not too old to get compliments from kids.

Unfriended

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For me, this is the true sign of racism and being a hater trying to fuel the fire.


Take your damn blinders off. Second time I've been "un-friended" - maybe I'm on a roll. This was from someone I went to high school with though we were not friends then but why do people put "hater posts" on their page if they don't want responses to it? I normally don't respond to these posts and scroll through them but every now and then one stands out. In the light of the tremendous turnout of woman, families and men who marched yesterday and perhaps the fact I've such a bad cold, and couldn't be there, I feel very proud and passionate about the movement.


A respected realtor, same class of 74 as mine, writes how the woman's movement was nothing more than a pack of whiners and wondered how large the crowd might have been if Republicans marched over Clinton's role with Monica. His response to me was he did similar to the presidents attitude of "…

Gag Me

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So we are due this weekend of yet another heat wave in Southern California and for those of us without central air conditioning, it can get quite downright hot in the house. When it's cool in the morning and semi overcast, it is nice to leave you front door open to let the cool air in before you have to lock it up for the day and go to work. Which is exactly what I was doing this morning at 6:30 am.

Now first off, if I was a retired person, I would have been put off just because of the noise of an idling truck engine. Right outside your bedroom window all you can hear is two trucks motors running. I assume they are getting ready to do some work outside and firing up their equipment, it was that loud. But then all of a sudden, I start smelling horrible exhaust fumes. Now mind you, we've already been warned about going outside or spending too much time outdoors because of the wildfires around town and the air quality. And for the last 10-15 minutes not only have i listened to tw…

Caucus Makes no Sense - Could this be the reason why people loose interest politics

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For the life of me I can't wrap my head around this "caucus" thing.


Wikipedia:
caucus is a meeting of supporters or members of a specific political party or movement. TheIowa Caucus[1]is anelectoral eventin which residents of theU.S. stateofIowameet inprecinctcaucusesin all of Iowa's 1,681 precincts and elect delegates to the correspondingcounty conventions. There are 99 counties in Iowa, and thus there are 99 conventions. These county conventions then select delegates for both Iowa's Congressional District Convention and the State Convention, which eventually choose the delegates for thepresidential nominating conventions. About 1% of the nation's delegates are chosen by the Iowa State Convention.


This makes no sense to me at all. When you are voting for the president of the United States, the speaker of the people, one would think he/she would be elected by the people. ALL the people.  I've looked and looked and nothing you can show me out there makes a…

You're In My Space

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I've been away from my blog far too long for every day it seems I encounter something somewhere that pisses me off or is just uncalled for and I can say is It Is What It Is.

Today on my way to work I was waiting patiently for the signal to change from red to green when a huge express bus pulls up along side of me. Now that in itself would not be the problem BUT I could have rolled down my window and knocked on the front door. He literally left 6"- 8" between us. That's my side mirror on the right.



I really do not see how he did not hit my mirror. When I looked over at him, he sat there with a very casual look on his face and didn't acknowledge my stare. I wanted to knock on the glass but grabbed my camera instead.



I mean seriously look how close he is to my car? There is literally just 6 inches between us. My little car could never win a game of chicken with this huge bus so I have to just let it be and say...
"It Is What It Is"