Moving in together – across country. Really?

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To move in or not to move in: that is the question

Sherry (admits to “over 50”) and Claude (62) met online. They exchanged four e-mails, enjoyed two lengthy phone calls, and on the first date, both were very carefully falling in love. They both like Woody Allen, Mountain Winery concerts, old San Francisco, traveling to Santa Fe for the opera, Carmel, Wagner, and visiting National Parks.

She likes fiction. He likes nonfiction.  He loves butter, cream, and eggs.  She’s more of an advocate for quinoa, vegetables, and exploring the aisles of Whole Foods. They were the same age, had been through painful divorces, had launched their kids, were finishing up careers and both were seriously thinking about retirement.

He has a condo in San Francisco on Nob Hill, a doorman, spectacular views of both bridges; rarely drives – walks everywhere, and knows San Francisco like the back of his hand She lives in a tiny cottage in Redwood City- with a charming garden, a hot tub – there is no lawn to mow, no big home to maintain, just sunny weather, parking galore, and she has privacy, solitude, and a huge deck for entertaining –which she does with great frequency. She belongs to a book club, a Pilates class, and volunteers at film festivals and the Museum – he says she has ‘a Rolodex full of girlfriends.’

She works from home for three very demanding clients.

A Moving Experience On their one-year anniversary, they drove north on Highway 101 to the Victorian village of Ferndale and explored the area and the beautiful redwood parks.  Over crab cocktails in Eureka he suggested she move into his spacious condo in San Francisco.  He had a second bedroom that could easily be made into her office or study.  He listed the many positive aspects of living in San Francisco – such an exciting location and – more importantly- of living together.

She was thinking of the whipping winds and fog rolling in, parking challenges, the din of the neighborhood, the claustrophobic feeling of being so close to your neighbors, no garden…her mental list of “cons” grew incrementally. She was very happy with their arrangement. They were together all weekend and one or two nights a week.

Two of her 50-ish friends had ‘living situations’ with beaus – they kept separate residences and saw one another frequently. The couples said they embraced their privacy and alone time and claimed they were very happy with the arrangements. She pondered.  Moving in together and moving away?  Then his boss offered him a position in Florida as VP of his department.  The assignment would be for 18 months with the caveat that he would return to San Francisco six times a year for meetings. The offer was a promotion with great benefits – and would most likely be his last position with the company. Thrilled at the prospect, he called and invited her to join him on this new adventure. She had been to Miami several times and  loved the exciting city.

As she started thinking about crowds, summers, the weather, and the distance from her family and her friends her mood changed.

Her best friend said, “Go for it! It’s only for a year or so and you’ll come back here every few months. Just do it. Candace, her neighbor – an Eileen Fisher model, 65, tango dancer with a shock of silver hair said, “Men? I go dancing once a week.  I just want to be in the arms of a man for one hour –and then go home to my cats and I’m happy.”  Another cat woman? She was dizzy with input from her myriad friends and her love for this man – who was kinder, more thoughtful and generous than anyone she had ever met. She looked forward to their weekends together and suffered withdrawal when he left her on Sunday evenings…

Things fall into place Her best friend from Del Mar  took an artist in residence gig at the Oakland Museum and needed a place to stay – voila: the perfect house sitter.  She told her clients of her plans. No one batted an eye. She had a family and best friends meeting and affirmed the news…

She spoke to her accountant, primary physician, and her hairdresser and – all systems were “go.” After one exhausting visit to South Florida – looking- locating and deciding on their new address – and much preparation- packing, planning, organizing -combined with several Going-Away-for-Awhile-Parties- the couple  was off.

Bon Voyage!

Let the adventure begin. Would you be as brave?

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Impeach Jam in your future? Recipe here

Timely and Much Needed….

Myammy! Moving in together at 50...

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1 cup of Bitters

1 cup of Malice

Dash of of Egomania

Dollop of Arsenic

1 pint Pompous

12 Tablespoons of Arrogance

1/2 cup Imperious brand Disregrard

1 Bowl of Blatant Ignorance

Mix all ingredients until foaming, frothing, gassy.

Note: The Mixture will be explosive and bombastic

More ImPeach InformationSee Here

How To Impeach in the Unites States: Wikipedia

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How Crissy Field readies itself for a peaceful Saturday

A Fleet of Police Cards and Scores of “Paddy Wagons”

may block the entrances to

Crissy Field on Saturday Aug 26

You Are Not Welcome

is the message to all KKK NEO NAZIs and their ilk.

Just Wait: Permits to Gather will not be honored.

 

        Smart people in the Bay Area will Sit this one out

What If They Gave A Hate Rally and No One Attended?

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What To Do in San Francisco Aug 26 –  Great Events

 

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At first, he was Mr Right – then not so much

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Julie fell madly in love with John before she even met him.

Her best friend, Cathryn, had been ‘selling’ him to Julie for three months before he even moved to California.

“You are going to love him!” was Julie’s mantra. Next, she would launch into how much John and  Julie had in common. The list was uncanny. They were both Yankees fans, Aires, Skiiers, quasi vegetarian, hiking-biking Mother Nature lovers who loved to cook.

For two years, Julie had dated a passel of people on Match.com and was both depressed by dating and at her wits end. This John guy sounded good.

Flash Forward six months: John arrives, moves in a mile away and they meet. Their first date is four hours and has Hot Romance written all over it. Their second date is twice as long – twice as much fun -and Julie is falling hard and fast.  John is tall, dark, handsome, flirty and romantic.

Then, he had to travel to India for two weeks – return home “sicker than a dog,” and they don’t see one another for a month.

He made no effort to call or text – she followed his lead. Confused.  She was beginning to wonder and have second thoughts.

It Happened in the Meat Department

Saturday morning, Julie was strolling the aisles of Whole Foods when she saw John across the crowded Produce Dept. Her heart leapt, she was excited. She quickly pushed her cart towards the mountain of citrus before she saw that John was shopping with someone. A woman. A Lulu Lemon clad, bleached blonde with ginormous cleavage.

She nonchalantly backed up her cart and slipped over to the Meat Department to pick up the lamb chops. Within a few seconds, John and Lulu walked right behind her. She was invisible. And she was crushed.  She left her cart in the aisle and quickly walked out of the store.

What truly depressed her was images of the many clowns on Match.com with whom she was going to have to engage. Her skin prickled. Her head was spinning.

Little did she know she was about to meet the real love of her life…japanese-cherry-trees-724289__180“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

We are the change that we seek.”

Barack Obama

 

 

 

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“I own the largest winery in the US”

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Bluff, bravado, bull…

August 15, 2017. #45 Claims he owns “the largest winery in the USA”

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As of 2005 The largest producers of American wine

  1. E & J Gallo Winery – Accounts for more than a quarter of all U.S. wine sales and is the second largest producer in the world.
    2. Constellation Brands – With foreign wine holdings Constellation is the largest producer in the world and includes Robert Mondavi Winery and Columbia Winery in its portfolio
    3. The Wine Group – San Francisco-based business which owns the Franzia box wine label, Concannon Vineyard and Mogen David kosher wine.
    4. Bronco Wine Company – Owners of the Charles Shaw wine “Two Buck Chuck” line which accounts for nearly 5 million of Bronco’s annual average 9 million cases per year.
    5. Diageo – UK based company with American holdings in Sterling Vineyards, Beaulieu Vineyard and Chalone Vineyard
    6.Brown-Forman Corporation – Owners of the Korbel Champagne Cellars brand
    7. Beringer Blass – Australian based wine division of Foster’s Group and owner of the Beringer wine and Stags’ Leap Winery brands
    8. Jackson Wine Estates – Owners of the Kendall-Jackson brand

http://yongjiwine.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-30-us-wine-company.html

Big Sam for new USDA position. Any Qualifications? Zip

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Trump Gives his Campaign Manager Sam Clovis USDA Position

You know what they say, ”Just cuz you was born in Kansas, don’t mean you know beans about Agriculture.’

However, Clovis was  national co-chair of the Trump-Pence campaign in the 2016 presidential election.

Clovis served in the Air Force for 25 years; and was a campaign manager. Thousands are scratching their heads: Sam Who for USDA?

He may know food – Sam is a large man – he doesn’t know Ag.

The Department of Agriculture was authorized a budget for fiscal year 2015 of $139.7 billion.

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USDA Many of the programs concerned with the distribution of food and nutrition to people of America and providing nourishment as well as nutrition education to those in need.  Activities in this program include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,

In addition to his lack of experience in food and ag policy — Clovis has also been a consistent climate change denier and has ties to the Russia scandal plaguing the Trump administration.

Get this: Clovis has been serving as a USDA adviser for #45, in January signing off on a memo ‘ordering researchers to stop issuing press releases’ about their work in a possible effort to censor information about it. Really, Sam?

 

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People want to know: What does Sam Clovis know about:

Farmers across America and scores of government officials say they are scratching their heads, their skin is prickling, they are disgusted by the old boys network and blatant nepotism of Trump choosing an inept, ill prepared radio host to head up an integral arm of the government.

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Top 9 Worst Pick Up lines

  1. “Hey, babe. Do you have just a few minutes for me to hit on you?”

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  1. Hi, my name is [your name], but you can call me “tonight.”

  2. “You know…I’m not actually this tall. I’m sitting on my wallet.”

  3. “Babe, If looks could kill, you’d be a weapon of mass destruction.

  4. “Whoa, if you were words on a page, you’d be fine print.

  5. “You know, just like a broken pencil, life without you is pointless.”

7.”Hey there. Now don’t tell me if you want me to take you out to dinner. Just smile for “yes” or do a backflip for “no.”

  1. “If I had four quarters to give to the four prettiest girls in the world, you would have a Dollar.”

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  1. “Bam! You’re so beautiful that you made me forget my pickup line.”

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It is all about the delivery and sincerity…corny quotes and canned jokes are a turn off.

You can do better. 

“Always be yourself, express yourself,

have faith in yourself,

do not go out and look for a successful personality

and duplicate it.”

Bruce Lee

Delivery

Arya Stark had a hit list…me, too!

On the HBO hit,  Game of Thrones, young Arya Stark has a

mantra-like Hit List.

As a result of numerous egregious events –

her father’s be-heading to start…

she is very unhappy with certain nefarious people and

she intends to make them disappear. One by One…

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There are some smug, evil, rather atrocious characters

fluttering around our Nation’s Capital

spewing vile /bile untruths not unlike the dragons

on the GOT show.

We the people,  don’t want any ill to happen to them…Simply have them removed from office. Retire, Quit, Move On…cease and desist.

Famous Quotes:

“Hey, I’m a Catholic deer hunter, I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion”.

Paul Ryan

 

The Cast of Characters

“So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye~~~”