Saturday, March 1, 2014

San Francisco Icon The Bushman Gregory Jacobs passes away

Through out the last 30 years on San Franciscos Fishermans wharf and the piers, Gregory Jacobs, best known as the Bush man, made it his mission to make people laugh.
He hid behind bushy tree branches that he would cut and crouch down and hide behind. Waiting for tourists to walk by and then jump out and scare them.
Millions of tourist photos have been taken of him, and whenever my family and I went to San Francisco we always looked forward to seeing him. We would stand back in the distance and watched the unsuspecting people he would jump out at.

The other day I found out from a friend that he had been on the news she was watching. He had died of heart complications and I, like many others was very saddened.
I never knew his name until now but he is someone I will always remember. He scared me almost ten years ago by jumping out at me and I laughed, as did every one around me. From then on I always waited to see what the reaction would be from the next unsuspecting person walking by him.
These photos are from 2012, my son Tres putting money in his collection can and me with my arm around Gregory.

R.I.P Bush Man Gregory Jacobs, you will be missed.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

2014 OSCAR NOMS

If you have scrolled through my past posts you will know that I'm a huge Dicaprio fan.
To see him win an Oscar is on my bucket list. {I know, kinda cheesy}
Going to the Amalfi coast and Tuscany are also on my busket list and I don't see that happening anytime soon either.
However, Leonardo walking away with the golden trophy for Best Actor just might happen this year.
His latest movie 'The Wolf of Wall Street' seems to have viewers either liking it or hating it. Here's the deal..... Mr. Scorsese wanted to bring across to the viewers the lifestyle of a certain individual who scammed people out of millions of dollars in the wall street days of the 1990's. The movie did not focus on the people who lost their money, it focused solely on the spending of it and the abuse. Which is what he wanted to portray. If you go into the theater to see it with this understanding I think you will appreciate it.
Leonardo Dicaprio and Jonah Hill did an excellent job portraying the characters.Especially the scene where they took the Lemon 714 quaaludes.

I've seen other men win an Oscar for best actor that leaves me shaking my head and wondering, what the hell?
 Leonardo has shown again and again what an excellent actor he really is, from What's eating Gilbert Grape to The Aviator, Deception and on up to The Wolf of Wall Street.
Here's hoping that he wins that Oscar, FINALLY! =D

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Twilight versus 50 Shades of Grey

I have never done a book review and this is ONLY my opinion, which doesn't matter, so, here it goes.....

Back in 2008 I was dragged to the movies by my daughter Chaye and my friend Jill to go see "Twilight". I wasn't interested in the movie  but had nothing else to do that night so I went with them.
Lets just say I was instantly hooked. Apparently there was not enough fantasy in my real life and I suddenly wanted a 90 year old Vampire boyfriend.

The next day at work I went online to Amazon and ordered all four books in the Twilight series.
 You can ask me anything Twilight related and I will have the answer you are looking for. I have read them all twice and now have a small library of any Twilight related book. Sad but true.
 I know they were written for a teen generation but I still enjoy the story.

Now jump into 2012 when another friend of mine insists I read "50 Shades of Grey".
"Its like Twilight porn for Moms!" She tells me.
So I finally read them, there are three books in this story line of Christian Grey who I'm guessing is supposed to be the human version of Edward Cullen.... in a way.

The story line itself was ok but I got really really really tired of Anastasias Inner Goddess lines. It made the story less enjoyable and was redundant. It also seemed that as soon as she lost her virginity to Christian she copped an attitude about everything.
Plus there were alot of pissed off people and that gets old fast too.
So, if your a sex starved woman wanting to read about Dominatrix sex than you will loooove 50 Shades.

If you like romance and promises of forever then I suggest Twilight which as we all know has Vampires and Wolves but no alcohol or sex.


Either way its up to you.



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I suppose I should come out more often and let ya know whats going on in my life, but there really hasnt been a whole lot to tell.
Lets see.......Last night it was pouring rain and around midnight we heard a firetruck coming up the road so Randy scrambled to get out of bed to see what was going on and got tangled up in the blankets so bad I thought he was gonna fall onto the floor head first. He got dressed and went outside to check it out.
In the meantime I'm running around in the dark trying to find my shoes and finally just grabbed my rainboots which are black with red lip kisses all over them. Very tacky but I luv them.
I decided I didnt have time to get dressed as I might miss something tragic going on so I ran outside wearing a flimsy wife beater shirt, no bra, my pajama shorts and my trusty rain boots, I looked fabulous.

Sadly the neighbors didnt get to see my attire because Randy was coming back up the driveway and started laughing when he saw me and said there was nothing happening except for an elderly neighbor who had fallen and couldnt get back up.

Once back in bed I couldnt sleep so I decided to watch one of my favorite shows that I found about a week ago on Netflix called "Trailer Park Boys".
It is one of the funniest shows I have ever seen. It takes place in Nova Scotia and ran for 7 seasons. They have also done two movies and began shooting their third one this month....I CAN'T WAIT!!

Anyways, if you get the chance please watch it. You wont be disappointed, its about life in a trailer park and every character in it is funny. Its mainly about three grown up friends-Julian, Ricky and Bubbles and the blunders they get themselves into. Google the show if you want some cheering up. =)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Whoa Dude....

This past Saturday we went on our annual Christmas tree cutting adventure.
Left the house at 7 am and headed for the mountains, which are only fifteen minutes away from my house. 
Sadly there was no snow this year but at 7:30 am let me tell ya it was FREEZING out there in the forest!
Forgot my gloves so my hand were frozen with in minutes, tried to climb up the side of a mountain and slipped on some ice and banged up my knee, total road rash. Hasn't looked like that since I fell off a skateboard when I was eleven.

We found the perfect trees within five minutes which never happens, usually we are booney rompin around the mountains for half the day looking for the perfect tree. We cut them down, loaded them onto the truck and headed back home.
The nice thing about going super early in the morning is that  there are no Idiots up there yet in their city cars thinking they can go where the 4 wheelers do.
One year we watched the Forestry Department help a city slicker down an iced over snow packed mountain road in his BMW! What was he thinking? Was he really gonna chop down a tree and tie to the top of his car?
On the way home we passed at least 20 people in their trucks going up to cut their tree. We got to the first town and I made my brother David stop the truck so I could take a  picture of the Pot Plant growing right in front of the Stirling City Hotel.
What do you think of that?? =D

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This October has been a sad one for the town I live in. We lost 2 wonderful teenagers in a car accident the weekend before Halloween. Dustin Lyle and Bille Oliver.
Bille was a popular girl at the highschool. Dustin was very well known and someone my daughter knew since kindergarten. I've known his Dad for almost 30 years.
Its hard to make sense of it all. That same night my sons lost a friend Tyler Wolfe to a race car accident in a different town.
You could feel the loss and sadness in the air as you went about your daily business in the days that followed.
Yet somehow this small town I live in rose above the tragedy and pulled together to do amazing things. The next weekend there was a benefit car wash, a restaurant "Casa De Paradisio" donated 20% of their earnings on a particular day and "Dutch Brothers" coffee donated 50% of all their earnings that weekend to the families involved, the drive thru coffee shop was lined with cars all the way out to the street that weekend.
There were also other groups and businesses that made donations as well.
I must say I am very very happy to live in such a loving community.

God Bless you Dustin, Bille and Tyler. May you rest in peace.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Time to buy a new car???

Just paid almost 600 bucks to get my car registered & another 3 hundred to the nice mechanic who had the car almost a year now because I'm a flake & didnt save up my money like I should have been.
 Drove it home from the shop which is about 6 blocks away, pulled into the driveway & the right front tire area starts smoking like an old lady on oxygen playing the slots in Reno.
So I stood there for about 20 minutes watching it & hoping it did not get worse, holding my cell phone just in case I needed to call the firemen. It finally stopped & now I'm afraid to drive it anywhere.
I just want a new car that will take me places with no worries, I'm not sure mine will even make it to the grocery store now.
Perhaps its about time to look into buying a newer car. I just hate the thought of monthly payments plus full coverage insurance.  If I do that then I wont have any money left to go anywhere in it.
But at least it will run! =D