Thursday, December 20, 2007

Deep Sleep

I'm So TiredI haven't seen my friend Fred since the end of September. He will sleep until early spring. Must be nice.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Big Kid Toys!

I see this around town! It's so cool and out of the ordinary. More....

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Reason TV: Drew Carey defends Medical Marijuana's Drew Carey Project. Drew takes a look at patients who need and use medical marijuana in California, and how the federal government is making their lives even worse

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Blogger's Choice Awards

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Elephant Blog was nominated for Best Entertainment Blog!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Up Front Stage Right

The Adrian Belew Power Trio Rocking The Southgate! Photo courtesy of red6uitar

Hey Pete! Here's a picture from that night at the Stagehouse...wait, what was it called? You know, where they recorded Side Four. I'm drawing a blank on the venue name. Oh well.

Sorry the picture is not so good. A friend sent it to me. Looks like it rained on the camera or something. Always clean the camera lens before the show! Live and learn I guess.

Do you see yourself anywhere? ;-) I see Len from the Tribe. He's the guy in the picture, front row all the way on the right, reddish shirt with a cap, holding a beer. We met in Ohio last summer the night after the Indy Show.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Wow! A dollar a minute doesn't sound nearly as bad as $6.66 per minute! YES. That's what was charged for the Int'l collect calls. Yeah. Don't ever accept these. My sister suggested I call to try to get them reduced. I like her idea.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

International Collect Phone Calls

Okay, so I can just imagine what those calls cost. I had to tell Nora not to call me collect. Don't get me wrong. If something was wrong or she really needed to call, then of course she could, but not just because she is homesick. She lost her phone so now it's either three minutes for $3 phone card or call collect. She's done both.

She is doing well otherwise. She is living with two older señoras, no kids, no men. They baked her a cake on her 18th birthday. She's been busy making lesson plans and teaching classes. I'm not sure what she's teaching, but it's along side another volunteer so she's not alone. I miss her more than I expected, especially since all the other kids that were here, except for Leigh, have gone home.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Missing My Baby Girl

Okay. So she's not exactly my baby. She turned eighteen, so technically she is an adult.

My beautiful daughter, Nora, has been away for three weeks and has another month to go. I've had a couple of phone calls, which she gets nervous about because the phone's earpiece has earwigs inside of it and makes her all jittery every time she calls. Here she is on the phone in her room. She lost that phone on the plane in Guadalajara or somewhere.
Nora: Hold on. There's a bug poking it's head out. tap tap No. It won't come out.
Me: Why don't you cover the phone with a cloth... a sock or something.
Nora: Wow. Now I feel like an idiot. Hey Katie, my mom says we should cover the phone with a piece of cloth. Why didn't we think of that?

She graduated in June and left a week later for Michoacan Mexico -- actually a little town near the town of La Piedad called Cuitzeo. She is there with Amigos De Las Americas and will volunteer by teaching smaller children art and English and helping organize and educate their youth about environmental issues and causes. These people are extremely poor. They don't have running water and most don't have indoor plumbing. I think her community projects include stove building and tree planting.

I love and miss her so much. I had five other kids here - three were teenagers - to keep me busy, but now that they are gone, I find myself thinking about her all the time. I'm putting together a memory book for her as a surprise when she returns. It will cover her school years all the way up to starting college. It will end with flight info and a pair of tickets to see The Beatles LOVE by Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"I have tried every (day) since he died to make his sacrifice meaningful. Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives." Cindy Sheehan

Wow. Now that's saying it. Powerful words. Too bad the power full does not listen.

More about this story....

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Whale of a Tale

There have been two whales, a mother and her baby, swimming around the delta waters outside of the San Francisco Bay. They swam up to the Sacramento River deep water channel and are still confused of their whereabouts. I hope the rescue efforts work.

Check it out here

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

It's GreeKc For Me!

FREE download over at DGM people! "thanks to everybody at DGM"

August 13, 1982 >> The Greek Theater, Univ of Calif Berkeley

So exciting!! I love the early '80 sets that I have already. Heck. I love everything with Robert, Adrian, Tony and Bill! It's my favorite stuff because that's around the time I first started paying attention. I didn't see this show in Berkeley, but I did see my first KC show at the Los Angeles Greek only a couple years later.