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About Anna

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  • Birthday 10/02/1961


  • Mood
  • What are you doing today?
    Thinking about pizza

Basic Information

  • ZiBoom Name
  • Country
    Ventura County, California
  • Children?
  • Grandchildren?

A Little Bit About Me

  • Interests
    Film, music, sports, reading, travel
  • Occupation
    Site owner
  • Your generation
  • Pets
    1 poodle (Kor the Dahar Master), 2 labradoodles (Mikan, Budo)
  • Favorite sports
    Baseball, hockey, figure skating, football/soccer
  • Favorite teams
    San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks, Les Bleus, Golden State Warriors
  • Favorite city
    San Francisco, CA
  • Favorite foods
    Japanese, Indian, French, Chinese (the real kind)
  • Personal motto
    Don't waste time

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  1. Ain't nuthin right about 2020 so far... Utah had a 5.7 last week or so. Well, Yellowstone? Are we waking up??
  2. For you hockey fans, and San Jose Sharks lovers, this is Patrick Marleau. He is supposed to help homeschool his five boys. His wife said that he was drinking on the job.
  3. @Sandy - Would this be the SAME Mitch McConnell, who took all those days off and avoided looking at the bill? This is what his 1-minute ad should be like:
  4. The NFL (American football) playoffs will now be expanded to include 14 teams! Wheeee! Per the Eastern Sports Poker Network (ESPN): It's official. NFL owners have expanded their playoff field to 14 teams, formalizing a long-held aspiration nearly a decade in the making. The decision will change the complexion of the postseason, boost league revenues by nine figures annually and perhaps provide a new level of job security for coaches. Why make this change now? Who will benefit, and who will be disadvantaged? Can an 8-8 team win the Super Bowl? Why don't we go back to a regular 12-week season so that football doesn't spill over into baseball time? Also for you footie fans who are lounging around, why not do it in a set of Cristiano Ronaldo bedsheets?
  5. There is no real news outside of the virus variety. But how about something pretty!
  6. Same virus, another month.
  7. If you could learn and perfect one skill during this lockdown, what would it be?
  8. Good day and Happy April Fools Day! My first law firm boss was born on April Fool’s Day, so one of the paralegals pooled money together and named a hissing cockroach after him at the San Francisco Zoo. In turn, my boss fired four people that day. It is obvious that my boss was unaware that today is also International Fun at Work Day. I spent most of my youth and teen years as a soda jerk and babysitter. I moved on from those jobs after seeing a newspaper ad for a sales position at an office that was located at the Powell/California cable car stop, an old 40s/50s era building on top of Woolworths. While much of the structure was reinforced to withstand quakes, the owners left the beautiful carved golden fixtures on elevators and in the lobby. Each office in the building had an old fashioned textured glass door with the painted business names. I loved the retro feel of the building. I just did not like the job. I had to do phone sales of Time/Life cook books that came in a set of twelve. It was my job to dial numbers from a sheet and convince someone to buy into these books, which would arrive in the mail every month at the cost of $12.99 per book. I shared my table with one other person, an older gentleman who tried to explain quick check cashing services that were around the corner near the hotels. He was an expert seller, and managed to convince at least ten callers per day to buy into these cookbooks. On the other hand, I was the flunkie, and could never get anyone to remain interested past the first few lines of the script we were to follow, even when using my best radio voice. I would listen to old boy next to me for some tips and discovered nothing. He finally told me that women were easy sales calls for him. There were those times when you got some older person on the phone who simply wanted to hear a friendly voice, and they were ready to say YES to anything. It was easy to sell books to this demographic, but there was plenty of guilt involved as it was more than likely that the person saying YES to everything had no idea what was being sold to them. However, someone had to follow-up dial on each sale, just to make sure that the buyer really understood the conditions of the book sale. In one week, I made two sales. This would guarantee a $25 check. I just stopped showing up after my first check, and began perusing the want ads. This time, I landed a job at the above-mentioned law firm. I spent five tempestuous years with that attorney, and was fired approximately 20 seconds after I told him that I was quitting to move to another law firm. I did have plenty of fun at that law firm. There were lots of Lotto parties thrown by people who had non-million winning numbers, the Goodby Marcos party thrown by at least three Filipinos, and the screaming lady who we built a file box fort around so no one could hear her anymore. There was also a really handsome law clerk in the office who had a very unfortunate gas problem. The lawyer sent him downstairs to work in the same area as the paralegals, and we would take turns running out of the office. The best part was on New Year’s eve, when I would send tons of saved up shredded paper out the window. Today is also Sourdough Bread Day. This is my favorite bread in the world because it reminds me of home... Have a great day!
  9. Good morning! It's supposed to be 75F/24C today. Let's see if that happens. It was cold as hell yesterday. In sad news, Japanese comedian Ken Shimura passed away from CV. He was a member of the comedy team The Drifters. I looooooved the Drifters, and all my uncles would come over on Sunday nights to eat dinner and watch the show together. My mother got really really angry when they taught me the lyrics to a Drifters song about a man's fiance, who loved to pass gas. R.I.P. Here are some workout videos. The first is from actor Jack Black, who joined TikTok: ...and there is this one from a coach on the Black Ice Drill Team, from somewhere in Ohio.
  10. @cestrian - Glad he made it back! He sounds so happy. Good looking man, there.
  11. @Versailles - I can see that happening. How horrible. This time, there is no outlet for kids to get help, too. I also read that the US believes that these months of homeschooling will set kids back a generation. I'm not sure how true that is, although I can see that happening in the US because some states aren't taking this seriously. We're really going to cycle this thing through until there is a vaccine, which people won't take because so many people are anti-vaxx. @Dan - Erase that video from your brain. It's REALLY inaccurate (China isn't the only bat eating country) and clickbait. Maybe they have poutine soup? @Sandy - These were the old pencil cases for those pencils and nice erasers. You could be really cute at school. My uncle bought me one of these to bring back to the US, and someone in class tried to steal it.
  12. What draws you to a book? Have you ever stopped reading a bad book by a favorite author?
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