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Anna

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About Anna

  • Rank
    Adminstrator
  • Birthday 10/02/1961

Today

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

Basic Information

  • ZiBoom Name
    Anna
  • Country
    Ventura County, California
  • Children?
    No
  • Grandchildren?
    No

A Little Bit About Me

  • Interests
    Film, music, sports, reading, travel
  • Occupation
    Site owner
  • Your generation
    Poodletarian
  • 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

Recent Profile Visitors

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  1. A deaf man is suing porn site Pornhub for closed captioning. The below-listed article describes his reasoning better than I can, so I encourage you to read it. If not, the sum of his argument is that there are several videos such as Hot Step Aunt Babysits Disobedient Nephew, Sexy Cop Gets Witness to Talk, and Daddy 4K -- Allison comes to Talk About Money to Her Boys' Naughty Father which he cannot understand because of the lack of closed captioning. I believe he should win his case, as he has the right to access any tech that will enable him to enjoy what the rest of us take for granted. However, I think he will be very disappointed at the plot lines. But maybe not. From Movielab: Deaf Man Sues Pornhub for Lack of Closed Captioning in Videos
  2. My worst job interview was my last one, which was with the owner of a local web company that was creating marketing websites for local businesses. Now I had done this exact for our local paper, who ran new ideas like this every month in a harebrained scheme to extract more money from our less than web savvy advertising clients. So, I understood what the interviewer was trying to do. This was less of a job interview and more of an “inquiry”, wherein the interviewer was trying to get my trade secrets for creating a successful web space. He was asking for particular software and technology recommendations, while trying to get some of my marketing ideas. I made sure to mislead him in exchange for wasting my time in trying to get a free web consultation. What was your worst job interview like?
  3. Good day and happy Wednesday! The week is zipping by, and I am set to report for jury duty in 2 days. On my reality TV Question of the Day, I forgot to mention that one of my favorite reality shows is Worst Cooks in America. This being reality TV, there are several small time actors who do appear on this show to play hapless cooks. They are easy to spot because there is some mad overacting, which probably explains why they are small time actors. Mixed into this are genuinely bizarre people who are given the chance to learn important cooking points, such as the need to dice ingredients with uniform cuts, and how not to burn down the kitchen. There was one particular bad chef in the bunch, who was tasked with making two over easy eggs. In doing this, he would lightly tap the egg shell until all sides were tapped, then he would break open the egg (with egg shells landing in his ramakin). He also broke open 8 different eggs. He had to make an open-faced ham and cheese sandwich for the judge, buthis completed sandwich had some massive problems -- including two overcooked eggs. After his elimination for the week, his excuse for the bad dish was, “I couldn’t find the right egg.”. I already figured that this guy was using some sort of science/math mindset to find the perfect egg so he could cook the perfect egg. This guy has now become my favorite person on TV. Today is Grandfather’s Day! My grandfather Naojiro was quite the player, and I still see his ex-girlfriends whenever I go to Japan. The oldest one is stooped over and is pushing 100, but she merrily comes out to greet me whenever I go to her cake store. Naojiro hated Americans and Filipinos. I did not anticipate any of this in my Brady Bunch addled brain when I was a kid. I was hoping for more of a @DaveA, and less of that surly character that hocked up a giant loogie at 5am, or refused to look me in the eye during the entire time I lived in the household. He did buy my sister a baseball bat and a bat case that I was instructed to never touch, and brought her to a baseball game. I would say that overall, not really socializing with a grandfather was fine. I managed to get several free bats from the San Francisco Giants on bat day, and my sister's bat stayed rotting in its case. Untouched.
  4. @cestrian Will be thinking of you tomorrow! Will add some prayers (but not the empty post-gun kind). hehe. @Morrigan I am so sorry, my dear. My best to you and your daughters. Much love to you both.
  5. Whoa...all great picks. Spacey has massively disappointed me IRL. But Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber was outstanding. I think Jeremy Irons tried to get to that level in Die Hard 3, but that was just overacting. Louise Fletcher is one of my favorite character actresses, and was fantastic as Nurse Ratchet. My favorite would be Dathan (Edward G. Robinson) in "The Ten Commandments". I actually saw this movie on wide screen in Berkeley, and the entire audience was hissing at him through the movie.
  6. @Frank Beastie - I was pretty shocked by the score. I was sure SC was a goner, but at least we are making an effort against flunking. Now we can resume our regular programming, as our match for this season is over. Best of luck to West Brom! Also love that Garrett Dillahunt (John) is on the cast of FWD. He has played some truly strange and creepy characters, with my favorite being the kidnapper who had his head microwaved by the kidnapped girl's dad. That was a great movie moment. He was also on a Lifetime movie where he played some guy who got catfished by a woman his age, who was impersonating her own daughter. On another note, a bit sad that Tonya Pinkins plays the crazy lady who wrote notes on people's head and used them as biters. I am a fan of her! That lady has a set of pipes on her and is MASSIVELY talented. She is a Tony and Obie award winning actress, and once played the female half of one the first interracial marriages on a daytime soap opera. This is her singing:
  7. It seemed to be pretty peaceful. The FBI nabbed the white nationalists who wanted to blow up the event. They have the right to assemble and swap tales of bravado as they describe how they defended the dog food aisle at Walmart from terrorists. They are saying that the protest was against gun control in the state of Virginia. Why so skeered? Why so frightened? Yeah...I see the penile comparisons. I also saw a story where a dog shot a bullet into his owner's butt, along with a video where a dog was driving in circles, mowing down a neighbor's mailbox. There are a lot of chaos in life. Nature working as intended, which is why we need gun control laws.
  8. Good day! The sky this morning was a brilliant mix of white and bright orange, speckled with dark gray clouds that looked like tire tracks streaking across the sky. I love waking up while it is still dark so that I can watch the different colors of the morning sky. It has been almost a week since I have been off that offending drug. It is VERY VERY nice not to be hungry all the time, especially after eating something filling. I had an all-meat burrito yesterday – well, it had salsa and some guacamole – and I was stuffed to the gills. However, I was not hungry for the rest of the day. That has not happened since the early 90s. While on the drug, the hunger overrode the feeling of being full. I also ate not to become hypoglycemic. I have been doing this sort of eating since the early 90s, when I was first diagnosed. Now, I have to find a way to break the habit of eating just to stay ahead of hypoglycemia. Also, no more burritos. Those things just vacation in your gullet. Today is Hugging Day! I remember being in crazy evangelical church when we were told to stop giving full-on hugs to the opposite gender. Instead, we were encouraged to side hug so that genitalia can keep maximum distance. It was pretty dumb. More than half the male congregation were sent to conversion therapy camps, and supposedly returned as straight men. I never believed that the therapy worked, especially since every male “graduate” would tell me that they were on the down low. So I would all defy the side hugs and go for the full heavy hugs. I love hugs. I bear hug Sam every time he comes home. My aunts and I hug each other and scream when we meet at the airport. I hug when I see friends, although there are times when I feel that I might break someone in half. Today is also Sweatpants Day. Aren’t we known as the capital of wearing sweatpants at Walmart? I do not own a pair, but all power to comfortable clothing. Have a good Tuesday!
  9. I have always been outspoken. However, I really should have told the guy sitting next to me on the bullet train to remove his hands from inside his pants during our 2-hour train ride. I understand it might be a convenient way to ball scratch, but holy hell.
  10. Almost four years into the Trump administration, we get a weird notice from the EPA that begins like this. I don't think ANY agency should even respond to this sort of thing, but we are in a new USA: WASHINGTON (Jan. 14, 2020) - Today, The New York Times continued its march to irrelevance through extreme bias, launching an interactive hit list on the Trump Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The frame of the piece is intended to negatively portray current EPA officials' private and public sector careers prior to joining the Administration. Furthermore, the Times refused to include any of the nearly 250 word response EPA provided to the publication as key information and context for the story. Please see below for the Agency's official response to the latest New York Times hit piece. Now we get word that the Trump Administration plans to roll back Michelle Obama's initiative to inspire greater health in children by cutting back on jump. Instead, this admin wants schools to get back to emphasizing potatoes and pizza. Come on, now. Anyone who has ever been to a public school cafeteria knows that pizza = 98% crust / 2% toppings. The administration also plans on getting rid of FDA food inspectors in favor of allowing plant employees, who would do this job. Also, the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) has pared down oversight at slaughterhouses where pigs are killed and processed. Critics argue that this process will not allow proper food testing. I mean, these are pigs. I do not do slaughterhouses anyway, and buy my meat from local farmers because it is always organic and free range. However, this will alter the way I feed my dogs. No way will allow them to eat meat that has not been tested properly.
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